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FAMILY MATTERS: On or off the couch, parents can have fun with their kids - Winter months are the perfect time of year to cuddle up and spend time with your child. No matter what your child’s age, making time each day will improve his feeling of self worth, which most often translates into all-around better behavior. By Diana Boggia, Canton, Ohio.

MARKETTA GREGORY: Remembering the destruction in Joplin - Growing up in Oklahoma, I’ve seen my share of tornado damage. I know that brick homes can be reduced to rubble, that grass can be pulled from the soil – that once the winds calm, an emotional storm can start. By Marketta Gregory, GHNS.

Dare we call it Souper Bowl? -- Soup solves the major quandary of Super Bowl Party Sunday. By Jim Hillibish, Canton, OH.

Where there’s smoke there’s NO fire -- Cold days in Virginia are punctuated by -- what’s that smell? By JIm Hillibish, Canton, OH.

Feingold: We're all sitting ducks for poor health -- What is it we do about 50 to 70 percent of the day that has been shown to be hazardous to our health? By Dr. Murray Feingold, Framingham, MA.

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STAY TUNED: More problems for the rich on 'Deception' - With the success of ABC's “Revenge,” it was only a matter of time before other networks attempted their version. “Revenge” is about a woman who, well, takes revenge on the wealthy and powerful Grayson family who framed her father as a terrorist and had him murdered in prison. NBC's version is about a detective named Joanna Padget Locasto (Meagan Good), a narcotics detective, who is recruited by the FBI to investigate the wealthy and powerful Bowers family. Vivian Bowers, the daughter of patriarch Robert Bowers (Victor Garber) and Joanna's best friend from childhood, dies from a highly suspicious drug overdose. Joanna, who grew up with the Bowers because her mother worked for them as a maid, uses Vivian's funeral as an opening to return to the family fold. She keeps the part about being a detective to herself — one of the many “deceptions” of the show. By Melissa Crawley, GHNS.

QUARTET REVIEW: Movie review: ‘Quartet’ celebrates creativity - It’s an interesting time for an industry that makes most of its money from a viewing audience that hasn’t yet reached 30. One of last year’s biggest art house hits was the veteran actor-filled “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.” The French import “Amour” is currently being showered with nominations and awards, and its two lead actors are in their 80s. And now we’ve got “Quartet,” which focuses on the British residents in a home for retired musicians. By Ed Symkus, GHNS.

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QUARTET REVIEW 2: Movie review: Retired musicians get decidedly active in 'Quartet' - It almost seems like film studios would rather make movies for newborns than the so-called “mature” demographic. “Coming to a theater near you – “Teething 2.” “Look out as the Mighty Molar goes rogue!” But this film season, the studios have provided not, one, not two, but three films geared for people and starring people who have long since traded their Clearasil for Bengay. By Bob Tremblay, MetroWest, Mass.

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TERESA PALMER: Actress Teresa Palmer talks about falling in love with a zombie - Australian actress Teresa Palmer – yes, that’s a darn-good American accent she puts on in her new film “Warm Bodies” – has been acting steadily but kind of flying under the radar of most viewers for almost a decade, with small parts in, among others, “Wolf Creek,” “The Grudge 2” and “Bedtime Stories.” She gained some prominence as a super-powered alien in “I Am Number Four” and as part of an ensemble cast in “Take Me Home Tonight.” Later this year she’ll be seen in Terrence Malick’s newest film, “Knight of Cups.” Right now Palmer, 26, co-stars, with Nicholas Hoult, in “Warm Bodies,” facing the unenviable task of playing Julie, a human girl who’s the possible love interest of a zombie who can hardly speak. By Ed Symkus, GHNS.

NICHOLAS HOULT: Nicholas Hoult becomes a zombie in ‘Warm Bodies’ - Nicholas Hoult, the British actor most of us first saw as the young lad opposite Hugh Grant in “About a Boy,” has, to put it mildly, changed. Make that has kept changing. Over the past decade, he’s been in prominent roles in “A Single Man” (he plays the young American who befriends the grieving Colin Firth) and in “X-Men: First Class” (as Hank, who turns into Beast). In about a month he’ll have the title role in “Jack the Giant Killer,” and next year, he’ll play a buddy of Tom Hardy in “Mad Max: Fury Road.” Hoult, 23, recently spoke about his new film “Warm Bodies,” in which he has the unenviable task of playing a zombie who can hardly speak, and tries to start up a romance with a normal human (Teresa Palmer). By Ed Symkus, GHNS.

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GRANLUND CARTOON: Frigid temperatures. By Dave Granlund, GHNS.

EDITORIAL: No more Mr. Nice Guy? - Monday’s refreshingly short effort at the Capitol nonetheless had multiple throw-down-the-gauntlet moments. Obama has four more years; he has an agenda; he’s going to give what he perceives as a living, breathing Constitution a workout; and he’s not going to be patient. By Peoria, Ill.

EDITORIAL: At last, a smart move from House Republicans - On Wednesday the GOP-led House voted 285-144, with all but 33 Republicans on board, to extend the debt ceiling another three months without spending concessions, postponing their confrontation with a president itching for a fight to May. They've wised up. By Peoria, Ill.

O’MAHONEY CARTOON: Women in combat. By O’Mahoney, The Patriot Ledger.

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Frank Talk: Count the New England Patriots out -- New England Patriots fans have clearly suffered enough. By Frank Mulligan, Wareham, MA.

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