GateHouse News Service National Budget 3.24.11
GateHouse News Service National Budget 3.24.11
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- NOTE: There will not be a Shoestring Living column by Molly Logan Anderson next week. If you need a substitute, consider rerunning one of her old columns: http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/columnists/shoestring_living
WAKE UP CALL: Are readers powering down for Earth Hour?
POLL IDEA: Do you think intelligent life exists outside Earth?
PHOTO TIP: How to shoot the ultimate spring photo.
EASTER PAGE: Easter baskets.
APRIL RADARFROG COUPON BOOK: Landscape your energy bills away.
APRIL RADARFROG PAGE: Cut dining-out budget and the calories.
NASCAR PAGE: California cool.
NURSES PAGE: Field in demand.
HEALTHY LIVING: Spring magazine: Shoes made for walking.
SPRING CALLOUT: For readers' seasonal photos
SPRING CAR CARE: What you need to know to get the best resale value, on buying insurance and more.
EARTH DAY CALLOUT: Ask for kids' Earth drawings
APRIL FAMILY: With features on getting the most miles out of the family car, dog obedience training and recycling old electronics
RELIGION NEWS: Facebook app to fund your place of worship -- weekly Religion News, with items on a Facebook application to help places of faith raise money, “Love Wins: A Book About Heaven, Hell and the Fate of Every Person who Ever Lived” by Rob Bell and more. By GHNS
LENT: 4 things to know about Lent -- Lent runs during the 40 days prior to Easter Sunday. Christians have celebrated the 40-day religious calendar each year for centuries. Stephen Kloosterman/ Holland Sentinel (Mich.)
THE BEER NUT: Notch Session brings 'session' beers to US -- Lohring describes a session beer as having low to moderate ABV, but not sacrificing flavor, as they made for drinking multiple pints in one sitting. "Craft beer enhances our times together, session beers extend that time," he said. Norman Miller / MetroWest Daily News (Mass.)
DR. JEFF HERSH: Transient global amnesia explains sudden memory loss -- Q: My aunt was really upset when she found out her dad, my grandfather, died, and she had a sudden episode where she could not remember where she was or even what day it was. Was she just in shock? MetroWest Daily News (Mass.)
DR. MURRAY FEINGOLD: Are parents happier people? -- It has been said that the happiest day in a parent's life is the day their child is born. Looking down at the little baby at your side for the very first time, to use teenage lingo, is an awesome experience. MetroWest Daily News (Mass.)
WISE TO THE WORD: Dab fish -- A dab is a small –– less than 1 pound –– version of the deep-water flounder flatfish. Here's the recipe. Jim Hillibish/ Canton Rep (Ohio)
BATHROOM MAKEOVER: Give your bathroom a facelift - If you’re tired of your bathroom’s look but don’t want to drop a lot of money on a complete renovation, here are some quick, easy and cheap ways to give the room a makeover. By Erik Gable, Daily Telegram, Mich.
* Localization tip: Talk to local bathroom experts and add or swap out their quotes and tips.
HOME MAINTENANCE: Your home maintenance calendar - Every home has things that should be done on a regular basis to prevent problems — and there are some big-ticket items you can plan on needing to replace every so often just because they have a limited lifespan. Follow our home maintenance calendar to keep your house in shape and plan for predictable expenses. By Erik Gable, Daily Telegram, Mich.
* Localization tip: Talk to local home experts and add or swap out their quotes and tips.
SENIOR Q-AND-A: Medical decisions, Parkinson's disease and more -- Q: My mother has always told me that, medically, she wants everything done for her and not to give up. I am my mother's health-care proxy. Q: My father was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease a number of years ago. Q: When I visited my parents over the holiday vacation, I noticed that my mother was repeating the same questions and continually wearing the same clothes. Debbie Gitner and Linda Sullivan/Daily News Correspondent (Mass.)
More in lifestyles at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle
NEW SUDOKU: Sudoku puzzles for April - 1009-1036 – are now available. Previous puzzles are linked to in this file.
STAY TUNED: Let's sing about sex, baby - When I was growing up, television shows used to advertise “very special episodes,” which meant that a sitcom character had a friend who got pregnant or a classmate who was being abused. The phrase was a cue that a popular series was going to highlight a social issue that was rarely discussed on television. The stories usually involved the secret abuse/pregnancy/addiction being discovered by a shocked main character. By Melissa Crawley, GHNS columnist.
FARR SIDE: Jennifer Hudson endures, releases second album - It could be that it’s a new day, a new dawn, or a new life that’s got Jennifer Hudson finally “feeling good” again. I couldn’t be happier to learn she’s finding happiness in a life that has taken her from one extreme to another. Just typing “Jennifer Hudson” makes me feel empowered. She’s the epitome of strength in my eyes. Hudson is back with a solid sophomore set of songs with “I Remember Me,” an album that will redefine the R&B woman for a new generation. By David T. Farr, Sturgis, Mich.
SNEAK PREVIEW: 'Win Win,' 'Sucker Punch,' 'Monogamy' and more -- Click inside for a sneak preview of movies opening this week, including "Win Win," "Sucker Punch," "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Roderick Rules" and more. Al Alexander/ The Patriot Ledger (Mass.)
BRIAN MACKEY: Ancient wisdom for modern times - We like to imagine that life used to be more simple — a time before social networking and outsourcing and pressure to think global and shop local. By Brian Mackey, Springfield, Ill.
SHAPIRO: Award-winning documentary maker Dana Adam Shapiro tries his hand at fiction - Dana Adam Shapiro was a movie fan before he wanted to be a moviemaker. Growing up in Newton, Shapiro, 37, remembers favorites being “Breaking Away,” “All the Right Moves,” “Fame,” and “The Outsiders.” By Ed Symkus, The Patriot Ledger.
HALLIE EPHRON: Author Hallie Ephron pits reality against virtual reality in latest suspense novel - Hallie Ephron is bold. The week before her novel “Come and Find Me” was released (March 22), she sat in the living room of her home surrounded by a wall of books and lush greenery, perfectly relaxed, blissful even, about her future. By P. Amy MacKinnon, The Patriot Ledger.
5 THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND: This week’s suggestions include watching the new “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” movie, observing Earth Hour, watching March Madness and more. By GHNS.
* Localization tip: Replace any of these items with any big local happenings, such as festivals or art shows. Also, if there are any Earth Hour events planned, add local information, and add any pertinent theater info.
More in entertainment at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment
GRANLUND CARTOON: Elizabeth Taylor tribute. By Dave Granlund, GHNS cartoonist.
EDITORIAL: Elizabeth Taylor’s death truly is the end of an era - Certain larger-than-life personalities, when they die, seem to take an entire era with them. Former President Ronald Reagan comes to mind, his 2004 death closing the book on a political chapter: the U.S.’s involvement in the Cold War. So does Charlie Chaplin, whose 1977 passing — coming after the deaths of Harold Lloyd and Buster Keaton — signaled the last of the great silent-movie auteurs. Likewise, Elizabeth Taylor. By Messenger Post, N.Y.
More columns and cartoons at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions
BIZ BITS: How to make your home office comfortable, functional - Weekly business rail, with tips on making your home office comfortable and functional, a BBB warning about tax refund loans and more. By GHNS.
* Localization tip: You could include a weekly tax tip from a local expert, have a business-related Q&A with a local expert or do a “business of the week” feature in which you highlight a local business.
DAVE RAMSEY: Jumpstart your money plan – Weekly financial Q&A, with advice on the Total Money Makeover plan, settling an old debt and planning for retirement. By Dave Ramsey, GHNS columnist.
More in auto and business at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business
CHRIS YOUNG: As deer hunting drops, turkey hunting rises -- Even in tough times, turkey hunting keeps growing in popularity. Adams says the turkey hunting resurgence owes it to restoration efforts of the past 50 years. State Journal-Register (Ill.)
* Localization tip: Include the numbers on hunting participation and license sales in your state.
Find more outdoors content at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/sports/outdoors