National budget 11.19.12

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Mount Shasta Herald

GateHouse News Service national budget 11.19.12

Contacts: Lisa Glowinski is on vacation this week

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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

KIDZBUZZ: The planets

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

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

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

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

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


Intel CEO Otellini to Retire in May

Stocks Rally on Optimism Over Fiscal Cliff Talks

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HOME HELP:  Beautiful basements made easy - Weekly Home Help, with basement renovation ideas, steps to rodent-proof your house, and food to attract winter songbirds to your backyard. Or check out these other items. By GHNS.

THE GUY’S PERSPECTIVE: Is it appropriate to date a co-worker? - I am interested in a woman I work with. We talk a lot during lunch breaks in the cafeteria, so I think she might be interested. Although I don’t know if she has a boyfriend or not. How do I take this to the next level? Is it even appropriate to ask out a co-worker? I’m worried that if she says no, things could get awkward. Do you have any suggestions? By Saelen Ghose, GHNS.

GRAB THE GOOD: Get serious about giving thanks  “If the only prayer you said was ‘thank you,’ that would be enough.” I cannot think of a better quote to kick off my favorite holiday of the year, Thanksgiving. By Molly Logan Anderson, GHNS.

FAMILY MATTERS: Kids need rules, and parents should stick by them - As the expression goes, children learn what they live. Parents have many opportunities with each new day to set the bar high and teach by example. Reinforce best efforts, inspire your child to be thoughtful, and offer learning experiences that result in responsible behavior. By Diana Boggia, Canton, Ohio.

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DECEMBER SUDOKU: Sudoku puzzles 1618-1652 (December puzzles) are available for download.

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KENT BUSH: Seven habits of highly secessional people - Many people are having a hard time dealing with the re-election of President Barack Obama. By Kent Bush, Augusta, Kan.

JEFF VRABEL: How much DVR storage space does the average human require? - Most Sundays we're watching football, a game that takes place between instances of Peyton Manning telling me about products and services he enjoys. Because we watch football, we watch commercials, which means mostly that I either see Clay Matthews every three or four minutes or marvel as trucks perform amazing feats of strength, including one that can evidently motor up a swirling Transformer while dramatic jets of fire erupt all around it on its climb to greatness. This last one naturally looks awesome, and will come in handy when I'm attempting to escape the zombie apocalypse by hastily driving to the top of a flaming parking garage. By Jeff Vrabel, GHNS.

JARED OLAR: The next four years will not be fun - During Bill Clinton's re-election bid in 1996, whenever someone would tell me they intended to vote for him, I would somewhat sardonically reply, "Why would you want to vote for him? Don't you know that you're really going to be voting for someone who will just be impeached anyway?" By Jared Olar, Pekin, Ill.

RICK HOLMES: Can’t we just be friends? - The stakes are high, and recent history gives us reason to expect the worst.  The Great Debt Ceiling Debacle of 2011 may be nothing once we’ve seen the Great Leap off the Fiscal Cliff. Why can’t these guys get along, and what can be done about it? By Rick Holmes, MetroWest, Mass.

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AUTO BITS: Don't let winter weather catch you by surprise - Weekly auto rail, with winter-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.

SILVIO CALABI: The plug-in might be Toyota’s best Prius - Fifteen months ago, Toyota loaned us a test mule of this car, a pre-production version of what is now available in many states as a 2013 model. Not your ordinary gas-electric hybrid, that Prius mule had a heavy-duty electrical socket on its left front flank and huge decals on the doors: PLUG-IN HYBRID. Included was a hefty cable with a three-prong wall plug on one end, a special Prius plug on the other, and a transformer box inbetween. I hooked it up, then went to the meter on the house, expecting to see the little wheel whirling madly and emitting sparks and smoke. Nope. My clothes dryer spins it faster. By Silvio Calabi, GHNS.

GREG ZYLA: Tatra cars and trucks: then and now - Greg, I enjoy your column and want to know about a vehicle called the Tatraplan T-600. My friend once had one, and it would be interesting to see what info you have on this company. My friend told me they also built a V-8, too. Is this correct? By Greg Zyla, GHNS.

ON COMPUTERS: You may need a power hub in this era of USB recharging - Those ubiquitous wall chargers for electronic gear are disappearing as makers are turning to USB ports on our computers instead. By Jim Hillibish, Canton, Ohio.

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