National budget 1.29.13

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Mount Shasta Herald

GateHouse News Service national budget 1.29.13

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DAVID ARKIN: Partner content, social media and contest make for super experience for GateHouse readers

TWITTER: Enterprise staff embraces Twitter

STORY IDEA: Elderly family members getting enough sleep?


BOOMERS: Spring Boomers: Rebooting your career

KIDZBUZZ: Make a Valentine's poem


PRO FOOTBALL WEEKLY PAGE: First of two on the Super Bowl

SUPER BOWL HALF PAGE: On the game as entertainment

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TAX PREP PAGES: Special tax situations, what's new on the Form 1040 and how to properly deduct charitable donations

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FAMILY TIMES: Think beyond the allowance to teach kids lasting money skills - Weekly family rail, with tips on kids and money, a review of "The Last Stand" and more. By GHNS.

* Localization tip: Any of the first three items can be localized – ask a local family counselor to provide a tip of the week, ask movie-going parents to give reviews of movies or ask youngsters to send in book reviews.

TREASURES: Does this serving tray include actual butterfly wings? -- I have a glass serving tray that has been decorated with butterfly wings. By Helaine Fendelman and Joe Rosson, Scripps.

PLUMBER: Toilets in tight spaces -- We're replacing our old round front toilet and I would like to put in an elongated toilet. By Ed Del Grande, Scripps.

STORAGE: Where to find more storage space in your house -- It's an ongoing dilemma: What to do with all that stuff? By Debbie Arrington, Scripps.

YARDSMART: Tools for pruning trees -- "Are you OK?" By Maureen Gilmer, Scripps.

BUTTONED UP: Six steps to help you accomplish a goal -- Setting and successfully accomplishing goals depends a lot on how they are formulated and implemented. By Sarah Welch and Alicia Rockmore, Scripps.

101 IDEAS: A guide to choosing kitchen cabinets -- Cabinets can devour the bulk of a budget during a kitchen remodel. By Alicia Garceau, Scripps.

GREEN SPACE: Your pet suffering cabin fever? -- Yet another thing to worry about: Pet cabin fever. By Jim Hillibish, Canton, OH.

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GARY BROWN: Winter is here, shadow or no shadow -- Not to sound like a groundhog-is-half-blind sort of guy, but I figure that regardless of whether old Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow in Pennsylvania on Groundhog Day next week, those of us in the rest of the country still are looking at six more weeks of winter. By Gary Brown, Canton, OH.

ON COMPUTERS: There’s a 'phablet' in your future -- Pity the Samsung TV vendor at the Consumer Electronics Show. By Jim Hillibish, Canton, OH.

FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Weekly food rail. By GHNS.


GRANLUND CARTOON: Path to citizenship. By Dave Granlund, GHNS.

AMY GEHRT: Gun debate full of loaded questions - Open a newspaper, turn on a TV news program, browse a news site online or just log into Facebook and chances are good you’ll find someone weighing in on the gun debate raging across the country these days. By Amy Gehrt, Pekin, Ill.

JARED OLAR: Life among the misanthropes - If I didn’t know better, I’d file the recent statements of Sir David Attenborough and Paul Ehrlich under, “What Were They Thinking?” By Jared Olar, Pekin, Ill.

EDITORIAL: Missing Stan the Man - We live in era where cheaters, bullies and less-than-admirable characters — Barry Bonds, Lance Armstrong, Tiger Woods, etc. — too often dominate the sports headlines. The more outrageous, the better the ratings, the higher the contract. It wasn’t always so. By Peoria, ill.

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