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WAKE UP CALL!: Toto prompts state dog controversy
POLL QUESTION IDEA: Treat sugar like alcohol and tobacco?
SUPER BOWL: 5 cool things New England papers are doing for the Super Bowl
PRO FOOTBALL WEEKLY PAGES: http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x132491915/Pro-Football-Weekly-NFL-pages-Super-Bowl-preview-2
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-- SUPER BOWL CONTENT can be found at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/super-bowl
SUPER BOWL QUARTER PAGE LAYOUT: 4 facts on the big game
MONEY & INVESTING: Content from The Street on preparing for retirement, stocks to watch in 2012, household expenses to cut and more
SPRING BOOMERS: The benefits of yoga, get better sleep, safer spring cleaning
SPRING BREAST CANCER AWARENESS PAGE: 2012's research outlook
-- Winners range from dentist to U2's Bono: http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business/x739239416/Facebook-Winners-Range-From-Dentist-to-U2s-Bono
-- Rare look into technology: http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business/x739239414/Facebook-Gives-a-Rare-Look-Into-Its-Technology
-- 6 biggest surprises: http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business/x739239412/6-Biggest-Facebook-IPO-Surprises
-- 4 companies riding Facebook's wave: http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business/x1368171455/4-Companies-Riding-Facebooks-Wave
PAYCHECKS: States with the best, worst minimum wages -- Here are how states rate when it comes to the highest and lowest minimum wages. By Greg Emerson, The Street
Find more news from The Street at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business
RELIGION NEWS: 'Why I Left the Amish' author to be featured in a PBS special -- weekly Religion News with a PBS special called "The Amish" airing later this month, "Daily Gifts of Grace: Devotions for Each Day of Your Year" by Women of Faith and more. GHNS
MARKETTA GREGORY: Cardboard testimonials of God’s help - I cry at the Hallmark channel and at the occasional country song, but even I was surprised when my eyes started to well up while checking Facebook the other day. A friend from long ago had posted a video made at her church, and it featured what they called cardboard testimonials. By Marketta Gregory, GHNS.
DIANA BOGGIA: Parenting is the most important job ever - It’s important to parent with a purpose. After all, it is the most significant job you will ever have in life. By Diana Boggia, Canton, Ohio.
KENT BUSH: One year after Dawit came home -- Dawit is doing very well. His language improves all the time. He takes speech once a week to help him learn English sounds. The transition from Tigrinyan to Amharic to English is not easy. Augusta Gazette (Kan.)
GEORGE LITTLE: Don't be SAD ... be glad -- Seasonal Affective Disorder (appropriately shortened to SAD) is defined by the U.S. National Library of Medicine as “episodes of depression that occur at a certain time of year, usually during the winter.” The State Journal-Register (Ill.)
INTERIORS: Create an elegant wintry table -- Well, it's winter. But winter doesn't have to be dreary, and often during this no-holiday time of year, people enjoy lifting their spirits by entertaining. In winter, we tend to do things a little more formally, so let's explore how to decorate a dining table in a wintery, formal way. Rosemary Sadez Friedmann/ Scripps Howard News Service
YARDSMART: Heirlooms protect the genetic diversity of our food supply -- We had a cold spring. The modern hybrids languished while the heirlooms took off despite the cool season. This proved that the hybrids did not have the wide range of climatic tolerances as the heirlooms. If I had not planted heirlooms, I would not have had a tomato harvest that year. Maureen Gilmer/ Scripps Howard News Service
JIM HILLIBISH: Turn to sliders for your Super Bowl party -- Amid this fun, the term “slider” justly is expanding to mean any miniature sandwich in a dinner roll. There are fish ones, club ones, reuben ones, chicken salad ones... Canton (Ohio) Repository
More in home and family at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle
STAY TUNED: 'Downton Abbey' returns for another season of upstairs, downstairs drama - In Season 2 of “Downton Abbey,” we rejoin the Crawley household in the midst of World War I. If you haven't been watching this Emmy-winning British drama series, the crisis that sets it in motion is one of inheritance. By Melissa Crawley, GHNS.
* Facebook idea: Ask fans if they’ll be watching Season 2. And ask how they liked Season 1.
FARR SIDE: Pam Tillis makes welcome return - Have you ever heard a song for the first time and gotten goosebumps? That happened to me the moment I heard “Two Kings.” By David T. Farr, Sturgis, Mich.
BOOK NOTES: 'The Odds: A Love Story' - Stewart O’Nan’s short new novel, “The Odds: A Love Story,” is a nicely done portrayal of an unpleasant 30-year marriage at its tipping point. This excruciating portrait of a contemporary middle-aged American couple — at the height of ambivalence, neglect and malcontent — is painted with perfect and revelatory strokes. It’s “American Gothic: The Narrative.” By Rae Francoeur, Cape Ann, Mass.
GARY DARLING: My first venture into the tablet world with Amazon’s Kindle Fire -- Enter the Kindle Fire. At $199, it fit right into the budget I was comfortable with in terms of want and need. Plus, it left some money on said budget for a case and screen protection. Maryville Daily Forum (Mo.)
NEW MOVIES: 'Big Miracle,' 'The Woman in Black' -- Cold water and the Cold War serve as backdrops for this fact-based tale about the extraordinary efforts of an animal activist (Drew Barrymore) and a small-town reporter (John Krasinski) to save a family of whales trapped by ice in the Arctic Circle. Al Alexander/ The Patriot Ledger (Mass.)
MUSIC PREVIEW: Rolling Stones tribute from an unlikely source -- How much does Karl Denson dig the Rolling Stones? Enough to devote an entire tour to covering his favorite Stones record, 1971’s landmark “Sticky Fingers,” and getting his Tiny Universe bandmates on board with doing it night after night. Chad Berndtson/ The Patriot Ledger (Mass.)
More in music and movies at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment
Sports / Super Bowl
SUPER BOWL NOTEBOOK: HOF voting update - Joe Horrigan of the Pro Football Hall of Fame said Mary Kay Cabot will replace Tony Grossi in Saturday’s Hall of Fame voting “as an alternate.” By Steve Doerschuk, Canton, Ohio.
STEVE DOERSCHUK: Indy becomes a party town and a protest town - The best Super Bowl party in years mingles with a political protest attended by thousands. What makes this the best of towns for the big game? Why are these people so angry? By Steve Doerschuk, Canton, Ohio.
SUPER BOWL PREDICTIONS: 5 bold Super Bowl predictions - There are the Super Bowl commercials, which never fail to be great, and the actual game itself, but what may be even more fun and intriguing are the bold predictions that everyone makes before the game. Here are my personal five bold predictions for Super Bowl XLVI. By Troy Belcher/Bleacher Report.
* Post to Facebook and ask fans to give their bold predictions.
GIANTS: Tom Danyluk: Giant express set to derail -- Bill Belichick has too much pride to confess, but he hasn't had a real deep sleep in four years. The tracks still run right past his window, the ones that carried those New York pass rushers through his line and into his Hall of Fame quarterback and wrecked his unbeaten dream and Super Bowl XLII to pieces. Pro Football Weekly
FRANK MULLIGAN: Mad Super Bowl props -- The detailed analysis that goes into preparing for the modern Super Bowl has evolved to such an extent that it seemingly rivals NASA’s efforts to travel to the vast reaches of outer space. Wicked Local (Mass.)
More in NFL at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/sports
GRANLUND CARTOON: Super Bowl XLVI Patriots vs Giants -- Dave Granlund on the Giants vs. the Patriots this Super Bowl Sunday. GHNS
GREG ALLEN: What Americans want in a president - How do we define America? Is it the land of the free, home of the brave? That characterization has been used so much it’s wore our thoughts thin to the point of complacency. If one could really bask in the meaning, they’d understand this great land is beyond definition or words thereof. In brief, America is a collage of numerous souls free to be who they are. By Greg Allen, GHNS.
More in columns and cartoons at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions
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