National budget 11.15.12

Staff reports

GateHouse News Service National Budget

11/15/12

Contacts: Lisa Glowinski, (217) 816-3343, lglowinski@corp.gatehousemedia.com

Michael Toeset, 630-835-8870, mtoeset@gatehousemedia.com

At GHNewsroom

STORY IDEAS: For Thanksgiving Day editions

http://www.ghnewsroom.com/blog/story-ideas/x2105838177/Story-ideas-for-Thanksgiving-Day-editions

BEST OF THE DAY: Theater geeks make great video

http://www.ghnewsroom.com/blogs/best-of-the-day/x2105838205/Best-of-the-Day-Theater-geeks-make-great-video

POLL QUESTION: How do you get over the election?

http://www.ghnewsroom.com/blogs/idea-lab/x2105838201/Poll-question-How-do-you-get-over-the-election

Niche

KIDZBUZZ: The planets

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x35739256/Weekly-NIE-page-Planets

PRO FOOTBALL WEEKLY PAGES: http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x2105837304/PFW-weekly-pages-Week-10-11-14-12

NASCAR PAGE: It's down to the wire for a wild season

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x1582302507/Weekly-NASCAR-page-Down-to-the-wire

THANKSGIVING COUPON PROMOS: To tout the deals in your insert-heavy editions

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x1582302410/2012-Thanksgiving-page-one-banner-promo-and-rack-card

-- Also in Saxotech under category GHNS, Undated

THANKSGIVING RECIPES CALLOUT: http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/reader_callouts/x2053820540/Reader-callout-Thanksgiving-recipes

WHAT YOU HUNTED CALLOUT: http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/reader_callouts/x671084385/Reader-callout-What-you-hunted

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE: With ideas for teens and tweens, tech lovers, travelers and more

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x2053821071/2012-Holiday-Gift-Guide

-- Also in Saxotech under category GHNS for Nov. 7

SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY TAB: To profile local businesses taking part in the Nov. 24 event

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x354109013/Small-Business-Saturday-2012

-- Also in Saxotech under category GHNS for Oct. 1

The Street

REPORT: HP shrugs off Microsoft Surface

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business/x1671793754/HP-Shrugs-Off-Microsoft-Surface-Report

DIGITAL SKEPTIC: Google can even fail seeking its own content

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business/x1671793745/The-Digital-Skeptic-Google-Can-Even-Fail-Seeking-Its-Own-Content

REVIEW: Google's $199 laptop is a champ

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business/x1671793695/Review-Googles-199-Laptop-Is-a-Champ

REPORT: Samsung tops smartphone sales

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business/x1671793659/Samsung-Tops-Smartphone-Sales-Gartner

More from The Street at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business

Lifestyles

RELIGION NEWS: Election Day and religion - Weekly religion rail, with items on how religious people voted for President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, on the first Hindu elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, a look at the new book by “The Shack” author, and more. By GHNS.

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x2105836748/Religion-News-Election-Day-and-religion

MARKETTA GREGORY: Life interrupted - For months now I’ve been struggling with some disappointments in my life, some things that just haven’t turned out the way I had imagined them. By Marketta Gregory, GHNS.

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x772637149/Marketta-Gregory-Life-interrupted

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

Entertainment

STAY TUNED: 'Arrow' hits its mark - The bow and arrow is making a comeback. Katniss Everdeen, the teen heroine of “The Hunger Games” books and film, uses one to fight her way out of an adolescent death match. On NBC's “Revolution,” Charlie uses one to battle the bad guys as she tracks down her kidnapped brother. Over on “Grimm,” Nick has been known to pull out a more medieval version of one to stop a fairytale monster or two, while it's become a pretty handy weapon against zombies on “The Walking Dead.” Joining this list of archery-enhanced fighters is Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) on “Arrow,” the CW's take on the Green Arrow comic book character. By Melissa Crawley, GHNS.

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x2105836435/Stay-Tuned-Arrow-hits-its-mark

BOOK NOTES: Smitten Kitchen cookbook - Smitten Kitchen food blogger Deb Perelman’s first cookbook, “The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook: Recipes and Wisdom from an Obsessive Home Cook,” is finally here. I say “finally” because those of us who follow her blog have been reading about this book in her blog for some time, now. It’s just in time for the holidays. Her masses of ardent followers (5 million a month) are surely as pleased as I am. By Rae Padilla Francoeur, Cape Ann, Mass.

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment/x1233648811/Book-Notes-Smitten-Kitchen-cookbook

More in music and movies at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment

Opinions

O'MAHONEY CARTOON: Good conduct. By O’Mahoney, The Patriot Ledger.

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions/x2105838196/OMahoney-cartoon-Good-conduct

EDITORIAL: Mideast meltdown - While everyone on this side of the ocean seems obsessed with the soap opera that is the Petraeus scandal, things are heating up in the Middle East, with Syria specifically going out of its way to turn its civil war into a regional one. By Peoria, Ill.

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions/editorials/x1978602606/Editorial-Mideast-meltdown

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

Sports

COLLEGE FOOTBALL NATION: Should SEC team play for title? - As evening became night and Texas A&M finished off its upset win over Alabama, sending a roar across the college football landscape, it suddenly placed the SEC on the outside looking in at the national championship with none of its 14 teams unbeaten but three BCS insiders from elsewhere still perfect. By Eric Avidon, MetroWest, Mass.

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/sports/x2105838225/College-Football-Nation-Should-SEC-team-play-for-title

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