GateHouse News Service National Budget 5.19.11
GateHouse News Service National Budget 5.19.11
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POLL IDEA: How much would you pay for a Panera sandwich?
WAKE-UP CALL: Census data show divorces on the decline
WAKE-UP CALL: Oprah and Idol.
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BUYING INSURANCE PAGE: The right coverage to rebuild.
JUNE RADARFROG COUPON BOOK: Air it out
JUNE RADARFROG PAGE: Baby food on a budget
FOURTH OF JULY PAGE: Free speech
NASCAR PAGE: Class of 2011
SUMMER HOME & GARDEN MAGAZINE: Backyard oasis
JUNE FAMILY: Great zoos, recipes for a summer lemonade stand and how to make a household emergency kit
FAVORITE CAR CALLOUT: For photos of readers' classic, first or favorite vehicles
BRIDE: Unique wedding venue ideas, fun activities for cocktail hour, different ways to use your registry
FATHER'S DAY PAGE: Gifts kids can make for Dad
PROM CALLOUT: For readers' photos
MEMORIAL DAY PAGE: Helping children of fallen soldiers
FLAG DAY PAGE: 10 facts about the flag you might not have known
DIANA BOGGIA: Help ballet bully become more gentle in dance - Dear Diana, My 4-year-old daughter attends a ballet class with other girls her age. One of her “classmates” is rude, intimidating and is on the edge of being a bully. What would you do? By Diana Boggia, Canton, Ohio.
BULLYING BULLETIN BOARD: Handling your own emotions when your child is bullied - Were you bullied at school as a child? If so, learning that your own child has been bullied may generate a groundswell of feeling that you have a hard time controlling. Even if you were never a target yourself, you may feel angry, vulnerable, frustrated, helpless and overwhelmed. It can be hard to control these feelings. By Dr. Elizabeth Englander, GHNS columnist.
WINE WISDOM: The United States of wine - As America's love affair with wine continues to grow, the number of wineries across the country is multiplying rapidly. By Mark P. Vincent, MetroWest, Mass.
RELIGION NEWS: Believers warn the Rapture is Saturday -- weekly Religion News with items on the day of Rapture, May 21, “Have a Little Faith: A True Story” by Mitch Albom and more. By GHNS
TRAVEL: Golf heaven is in Florida -- My brother-in-law, Chris, who was my partner on this perfect three days of golf in sunny Jacksonville, Fla., in March, can tell you all about what happens when you hit it short on hole 17: It goes in the water. I can tell you all about what happens when you hit it left on 17: It goes in the water. Alexander Stevens/ Wicked Local (Mass.)
BEST DISH: Chicken Enchiladas -- It can be made ahead and frozen until ready to cook. You could also use chicken thighs if you prefer dark meat, and add more heat if you like spicy. Kathryn Rem/ State Journal-Register (Ill.)
COFFEE BEANS: Coffee beans key to brewing a business -- The perfect cup of coffee starts with the beans. Or at least that’s how Rick Willis of Jive In Java in Neosho, Mo., thinks of it. Willis headed to Kansas City, Mo., to pick up beans from six different countries, and by the next morning, a batch is rolling around inside the drum of his roasting operation. Amye Buckley/ Neosho (Mo.) Daily News
RELIGION: Chris DeVos: Both tulips and the church depend on God -- Both tulips and the church depend ultimately on the providence and grace of God. But saying it’s all up to God can not be an excuse for sitting back and letting things happen, no matter what. Holland Sentinel (Mich.)
DAN SEABORN: Teen suicide rate means kids need our attention -- In 2007, suicide was the 10th-leading cause of death among people of all ages. Today, it’s the third-leading cause of death among teens. Make a pact with yourself today that you will be involved with your children by asking the tough questions and being aware of their behavior at all times. The statistics are telling us they want our attention.
* Poll idea: Have you talked to your teen about bullying, suicide and other serious issues?
More in lifestyles at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle
‘PIRATES’ MOVIE REVIEW: New ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ is same old shipwreck - There’s less swash and more buckle in the treasure-free waters of the latest, and the least, “Pirates of the Caribbean,” subtitled “On Stranger Tides.” And it is indeed “strange,” but never in a good way. Perplexing is a more apt description of a movie so dark, dank and devoid of coherence that you’d swear it exists only to pillage gullible buckos of their bucks. By Al Alexander, The Patriot Ledger.
FARR SIDE: Matthew Morrison leaps from ‘Glee’ to recording artist - Who says that while the “Glee” kids are painting the town this summer on tour, Mr. Schuester has to stay home and cut the lawn? Matthew Morrison, who plays Will Schuester on the hit TV show “Glee,” is about to take his career in another new direction: pop music recording artist. By David T. Farr, Sturgis, Mich.
STAY TUNED: What's the appeal of 'Dancing With the Stars'? - Along with “American Idol,” “Dancing With the Stars” is the most popular talent competition on television. It was the top-rated show for fall 2010 and contributed to ABC's second-place finish among the networks for the same time period. It is loved by millions. Except me. By Melissa Crawley, GHNS columnist.
BOOK NOTES: 'The Convert: A Tale of Exile and Extremism' by Deborah Baker - From opposite sides of the world and wildly divergent cultures, two people somehow find each other, bedevil each other and ultimately support each other’s influential, seminal ideas on Islamic extremism — cementing, as one scholar writes, the global cultural divide between Islam and the West. By Rae Francoeur, Cape Ann, Mass.
READER'S GUIDE: 'Sixkill,' 'The Devil's Light,' 'Save Me' and more -- The late Robert B. Parker's 39th, and probably final, "Spenser" novel introduces a new character that some critics feel would have had a recurring role in the series. "Sixkill" is Zebulon "Z" Sixkill, a Native-American former football player who works now as a bodyguard for controversial actor Jumbo Nelson. Susie Stooksbury/ Oak Ridger
CARS MUSIC REVIEW: Album review: Cars hit high gear with 'Move Like This' - It doesn’t take long for the Cars to state their intentions on “Move Like This,” the Boston band’s first studio album in about 25 years. By Alexander Stevens, The Patriot Ledger.
5 THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND: This week’s suggestions include biking, seeing the new “Pirates of the Caribbean” movie, celebrating Armed Forces Day and more.
* Localization tip: Swap out any of these items for big local happenings; add information about public events to the Armed Forces Day item; list bike shops or do a callout on the best shortcuts through town; etc.
SUDOKU: June puzzles (1072-1099) are now available for download. Previous puzzles are linked to in this file.
More in music and movies at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment
BRITT CARTOON: Moms and the summer school break. By Chris Britt, Springfield, Ill.
GRANLUND CARTOON: U.S. bridges are crumbling. By Dave Granlund, GHNS cartoonist.
GRANLUND CARTOON: Primary care doctor shortage. By Dave Granlund, GHNS cartoonist.
CONROY CARTOON: Mayan calendar car deal. By Bob Conroy, GHNS cartoonist.
KENT BUSH: Can Mitt Romney keep Sarah Palin from running? - The Republicans are rapidly running out of options for 2012. I don't know who will eventually win the nomination, but I know who is losing it. By Kent Bush, Augusta, Kan.
RICHARD HERMANN: How to energize the Washington bunny - The energy crisis is a far greater threat than budget deficits, health care costs or anything else this country faces other than a military attack. By Richard Hermann, Messenger Post, N.Y.
More columns and cartoons at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions
TORNADO BOB: We’re compiling Tornado Bob’s coverage on a special GHNS page. Go here to see the latest:
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