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KIDZBUZZ: Dinosaurs


NOV/DEC RADARFROG PAGE: Saving on holiday travels

DECEMBER FAMILY: Tips on handling holiday stress, what you need to know about Medicare's enrollment deadline and holiday recipes for candy canes, coffees and cocoa.
-- Also in Saxotech under category GHNS for Nov. 13


HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE: With ideas for teens and tweens, tech lovers, travelers and more
-- Also in Saxotech under category GHNS for Nov. 7

The Street

STOCKS: Top 3 tech stocks for 2013

SPORTS: Obama, Harper should intervene in NHL lockout

APPS: Top 5 music apps

HOLIDAYS: How to get your gifts to show up on time

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HOME HELP: Lawn mower care – it's time to winterize — Tip of the Week, Winter is here in many parts of the country, and even if your region is still experiencing relatively warm temperatures, you know Old Man Winter is on his way. GateHouse News Service.

IN THE GARDEN: Gardener's memoir a reflection of her life — Every gardener has a story to tell about the garden. By Thomas Mickey, Quincy, Mass.

LORETTA LAROCHE: The season for retail lunacy arrives again — Well, the retail insanity began this past Thursday night. By Loretta LaRoche, Quincy, Mass.

JEFF VRABEL: Holiday cheer at the post office - Jeff has an adventure while trying to mail a package. By Jeff Vrabel, GHNS.

GRAB THE GOOD: My holiday manifesto - It seems like I just finished prepping Thanksgiving dinner, but since before Halloween, the stores have been singing carols and telling me that the holidays are already here. Even with three joyful young souls crowding around me and begging to decorate on Black Friday, I stuck to my guns and said, “No.” Thanksgiving deserves its own day, if you ask me. But now that it’s visible in the rearview mirror, I’m beginning to focus on the chaotic December holidays that lie ahead. By Molly Logan Anderson, GHNS.

THE GUY’S PERSPECTIVE: Should I be taking care of her kids? - I need to know how to address an issue with my girlfriend. We’ve lived together for six months. She has three young children ages 9, 5 and 2. I have three grown children that live on their own. My girlfriend recently got a physically demanding job and works 3-11 p.m. I work regular hours, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Since her new job began, all of a sudden she expects me to be responsible for picking her children up from daycare five days a week, and then feeding them and changing diapers after I’ve worked a full day. The few days we’re off together she complains about how tired she is and expects me to change her son’s diapers while she “rests.” By Saelen Ghose, GHNS.

KEEPING FIT: Functional training gets top billing in exercise pyramid — During the past few years there has been an emphasis on functional training exercises. By Wayne L. Westcott, Quincy, Mass.

RUNNER'S CORNER: Two popular traditions come together —What do you think is the most popular day to run a race in the United States? By Tom Licciardello, North Andover, Mass.

CAL LORD: Sing your part proudly in God's chorus — It was as if I had stepped into an enchanted forest and a nightingale had begun to sing. By Cal Lord, Norwich, CT

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RICK HOLMES: Lessons in politics from ‘Lincoln’ - "Lincoln" reminds us that what happens in Washington is important, that bitter partisanship can give birth to great changes, and that the exercise of political power is messy and ethically compromising, even in pursuit of a noble cause. By Rick Holmes, MetroWest, Mass.

EDITORIAL: New professional women's soccer league to debut in 2013 — Will the third time be the charm for a women's professional soccer league in the United States? By The Editorial Board, The Patriot Ledger.

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Business / auto

GREG ZYLA: The legendary 426 Hemi engine - Q: Greg, when did the 426 Hemi come out? Thanks, and I enjoy your columns, especially about MOPARS. By Greg Zyla, GHNS.

SILVIO CALABI: The ATS is Cadillac’s ‘roads scholar’ - The new ATS would be a huge shock if we hadn’t already been conditioned by its bigger brother, the CTS. Both of these talented rear-wheel-drive sedans are the result of Cadillac’s having contracted Nürburgring Syndrome. The ‘Ring is that famously complex 12.94-mile road-racing course deep in the woods of eastern Germany where manufacturers refine their performance cars. With bumps, hills, 73 corners and straights long enough to let the big dogs run close to 200 mph, the ‘Ring is much more like an ultimate country road than a modern racetrack laid out for TV coverage. By Silvio Calabi, GHNS.

AUTO BITS: 3 dangerous driving distractions that may surprise you - weekly auto rail, with safe-driving tips, Car Q&A with Junior Damato and more. By GHNS.
* 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.

ON COMPUTERS: AC router promises speed and delivers it - How about a router three times faster than today’s that turns your home network into a worldwide Wi-Fi system. They’re arriving at breathtaking pace. By Jim Hillibish, Canton, Ohio.

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CHRIS GILL: How does Brad Keselowski rank among NASCAR's champs? - Brad Keselowski became the 29th different champion in NASCAR’s premier series, joining icons he worshipped as a child. Since my ability to see into the future extends only as far as the next letter I type, I cannot say if his efforts were “good for the sport” or any such nonsense. By Chris Gill, Corning, N.Y.

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