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KIDZBUZZ: Dinosaurs


NOV/DEC RADARFROG PAGE: Saving on holiday travels


The Street

MICROSOFT VS APPLE: Be sexy in the living room

TECH: 5 alternatives to being home for the holidays

WINDOWS PHONE 8: Plagued by more problems

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LOST IN SUBURBIA: Where the wrapping paper and the cookie dough play - Every year when the days begin to grow shorter and the temperature slowly starts to drop, I know there are two things I can always count on:  the changing colors of the leaves … and the back to school fundraiser. I always look forward to the breathtaking hues of the fall foliage.  The annual school fundraiser?  Not so much.  It’s not that I don’t want my kids to roll up their sleeves and learn how to harangue friends and family to buy things they don’t need. I think guilting money out of those you love is a skill not to be overlooked.  Plus, the money raised always goes to a good cause, such as new computers for the classroom, or smart boards, or a new rug for the kindergarten class because the old one got peed on too many times. By Tracy Beckerman, GHNS.

DR. JEFF HERSH: An elevated PSA does not always mean prostate cancer — Q: My doctor ran a screening PSA on me even though I didn’t have any symptoms and it came back slightly high. What does this mean? By Dr. Jeff Hersh, Framingham, Mass.

DR. MURRAY FEINGOLD: Stave off the holiday blues this season — There are 32 days between Thanksgiving and Christmas and then six days between Christmas and New Years. By Dr. Murray Feingold, Framingham, Mass.

GO ASK ALICE:  Ordering coffee can be a grind — “What do you want?” my husband asks me with some discernable consternation in his voice as we approach the drive-thru menu and speaker. By Alice Coyle, Raynham, Mass.

THE BEER NUT: Waiting for the elusive Westvleteren 12 — After several delays, one of the most sought-after beers in the world will finally be legally available in the United States by the middle of December. By Norman Miller, Framingham, Mass.

KATHRYN REM: A peek at 2013 restaurant menus — It’s hard to eat healthfully at this time of year, but 2013 may be a different story. By Kathryn Rem, Springfield. Ill.

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GRANLUND CARTOON: Norquist and GOP tax pledges. By Dave Granlund, GHNS.

GRANLUND CARTOON: Mitt Romney at the White House. By Dave Granlund, GHNS.

EDITORIAL: 'Lincoln' a must-see — If you haven't seen the movie "Lincoln" yet, you owe it to yourself to get to a theater near you as soon as possible. By The Editorial Board, Peoria Journal Star

MICHELLE TEHEUX: ‘Tis the season to blow all your money - If you haven’t started your Christmas shopping yet, you better get out there and buy, buy, buy! The country’s economy is depending on you! Oh, and hey, merry Christmas. By Michelle Teheux, Pekin, Ill.

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DAVE RAMSEY: Why you shouldn’t cash out - Weekly financial Q-and-A, with advice on 401(k)s and using your emergency fund. By Dave Ramsey, GHNS.

BIZ BITS: Six ways to use social media in your job search - Weekly business rail, with job search tips, BBB holiday tips, 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.

DEAR MONTY: Tips for evaluating vacant land - Reader question: I have 39.75 acres off I-40. What is it worth? By Richard Montgomery, GHNS.

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COLUMN: Marvin Miller’s impact Hall of Fame worthy — When Josh Hamilton signs his massive free agent deal this winter he likely will not thank Marvin Miller. By Paul Jannace, Wellsville, N.Y.

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