GateHouse News Service National Budget
12/3/12
 
Contacts: Lisa Glowinski, (217) 816-3343, lglowinski@corp.gatehousemedia.com
Michael Toeset, 630-835-8870, mtoeset@gatehousemedia.com


Niche

KIDZBUZZ: Learn about endangered species
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x2105843039/Weekly-NIE-page-Endangered-species

LAST-MINUTE GIFTS PAGE: http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x1233651945/Last-Minute-Gift-Ideas-Page-Holiday-help
-- Also in Saxotech under category GHNS for Nov. 27

HOLIDAY LIGHTS CALLOUT: http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/reader_callouts/x1439480469/Reader-callout-Christmas-lights-photos

KIDS LETTERS TO SANTA CALLOUT: http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/reader_callouts/x505718367/Reader-callout-Kids-letters-to-Santa

HOLIDAY SONGBOOK: http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x1559136960/2012-Holiday-Songbook

NOV/DEC RADARFROG PAGE: Saving on holiday travels
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x772636730/October-RadarFrog-How-to-recycle-your-pumpkin


Lifestyles

HOME HELP: Home care for the holidays — Whether it's guests arriving for a holiday party, visiting relatives or holiday revelers, your home can feel like a revolving door during the holiday season. GateHouse News Service
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/x1559139100/Home-Help-Home-care-for-the-holidays

KATHRYN REM: White Castle stuffing, strawberry popcorn and mustard-spiked champagne —I have a file on my desk into which I place odd recipes that come my way throughout the year. By Kathryn Rem, Springfield, Ill.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1156350722/Kathryn-Rem-White-Castle-stuffing-strawberry-popcorn-and-mustard-spiked-champagne

GARY BROWN: Christmas songs touching and upbeat — This may explain why I so often got stuck on Santa’s naughty list, but my favorite Christmas tunes to sing around the house as I was growing up were “All I Want For Christmas Are My Two Front Teeth” and “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus.” By Gary Brown, Canton, Ohio.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions/columnists/x1233653906/Gary-Brown-Christmas-songs-touching-and-upbeat

JEFF VRABEL: It's Calvin and Hobbes, Charlie Brown - The 8-year-old is entering a new phase: a Calvin and Hobbes phase, which is excellent news! Because Calvin and Hobbes is great! It's so great that I don't even mind when it's read to me in a real-time nonstop stream of consciousness manner from the backseat on a two-and-a-half-hour car ride home from Florida, hypothetically, and by "hypothetically" I mean "I found possibly the only way to make a lengthy drive through the South feel slower." By Jeff Vrabel, GHNS.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1926894205/Jeff-Vrabel-Its-Calvin-and-Hobbes-Charlie-Brown

GRAB THE GOOD: Find ways to give - Your to-do list is long, I know. Your schedule of purchases and things to remember may even seem endless. And I’m about to ask you to do more. Really. By Molly Logan Anderson, GHNS.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/family/x1233653863/Grab-the-Good-Find-ways-to-give

BULLYING BULLETIN BOARD: Do bullying laws help?  According to BullyPolice.Org, 49 states now have laws pertaining to bullying prevention. But how much do laws really matter? By Dr. Elizabeth Englander, GHNS.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/family/x2105845203/Bullying-Bulletin-Board-Do-bullying-laws-help

LORETTA LAROCHE: Let’s make it a point to nurture each other - Columnist Loretta LaRoche thinks the holiday season is a perfect time to make caring for ourselves and those around us a top priority. She says that nurturing could be the best possible gift. By Loretta LaRoche, Patriot Ledger.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x2105845218/Loretta-LaRoche-Let-s-make-it-a-point-to-nurture-each-other

THE GUY’S PERSPECTIVE: Chance meeting - is there a future? - I recently met a new guy when I was back home visiting friends. We met at a bar and really hit if off. He ended up hanging out with us the entire evening. By the end of the night he begged me not to forget him and asked if he could visit me sometime. It’s now been a few weeks and we have been messaging each other on Facebook a bunch. I invited him in January, which he thought was great then, but then he didn't mention it again. By Saelen Ghose, GHNS.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1582305787/The-Guy-s-Perspective-Chance-meeting-is-there-a-future

More in home and family at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle


Opinions

RICK HOLMES: Let’s make a deal - You and I could split the difference and fix the budget; why can’t they? By Rick Holmes, MetroWest, Mass.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/2012-elections/x35747212/Rick-Holmes-Let-s-make-a-deal

More in cartoons and columns at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions


Business / auto

AUTO BITS: Four costly car mistakes to avoid - Weekly auto rail, with costly car mistakes to avoid, Car Q&A with Junior Damato and more. By GHNS.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1233652451/Auto-Bits-Four-costly-car-mistakes-to-avoid
* Localization tip: You can do a Q&A with a local mechanic, or have a mechanic (or mechanics) provide you with a tip of the week.

SILVIO CALABI: Porsche’s Boxster grows up - Remember that episode of "Two and a Half Men" where a Boxster played a supporting role? For 22 minutes Charlie Sheen riffed on his brother’s new car as “the girly Porsche.” Funny, sort of, but Boxster owners, at least the ones who weren’t hair stylists, knew better. Their car was the embodiment of Zen in the art of driving. By Silvio Calabi, GHNS.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business/x1233653877/Silvio-Calabi-Porsche-s-Boxster-grows-up

GREG ZYLA: First front-wheel-drive car?  - Q: Hi, Greg, and thanks for helping me with this question. Who marketed the first front-wheel-drive car, either foreign or domestic? By Greg Zyla, GHNS.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business/x2105845187/Greg-Zyla-First-front-wheel-drive-car

More in tech and finance at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business


Sports

JASON FARMER: Steroids or not, they are still Hall of Famers - The Baseball Hall of Fame released its ballot for the 2013 elections to voters last week. The ballot, released to members of the Baseball Writers Association of America who have been members for 10 consecutive years or more, has 24 new names this year as well as 13 carryover names. Of the 37 names on the ballot, several of them have links to steroid and performance enhancing drugs (PED) use. By Jason Farmer, Hannibal, Mo.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ebyline/sports/x2105845133/Jason-Farmer-Steroids-or-not-they-are-still-Hall-of-Famers

More in NASCAR and NFL at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/sports