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WATCHDOG REPORTING: SJ-R sheds light on school board’s secret agreement
EDITING WORDS: AP changes style on gay couples using “husband,” “wife”
BEST OF THE DAY: Newton Kansan keeps people informed on Twitter
KIDZBUZZ: All about primates
DAYTONA PREVIEW PAGE: From partner Athlon Sports
ST. PATRICK’S DAY HALF PAGE: Trivia and tidbits on March 17
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SPRING HEALTHY LIVING: With tips on keeping kids safe during spring and summer sports, how to deal with relationships and emotions after a weight loss, and caring for boomers of the "sandwich generation."
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NATURE PHOTOS CALLOUT: http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/reader_callouts/x766869637/Reader-callout-Nature-photos
HEALTH WATCH: How to find a great personal trainer -GateHouse News Service's weekly Health Watch, with tips on personal trainers, retina implant developments, and diabetic nerve pain.http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/carousel/x766871184/Health-Watch-How-to-find-a-great-personal-trainer
LOOKING UP: Close contact with the cosmos - News of a large meteor crashing in Russia last week was certainly unusual. Never before have we heard of so many people being affected, with some 1,200 people hurt - mostly by window glass exploding as the meteor's sonic boom hit. By Peter Becker, Hawley, Pa.
SHAYNE LOOPER: What is so great about John 3:16? - “In a world of hate there is a God of Love, in a world of greed there is a God who Gave, in a world of bigotry there is a God whose salvation extends to ‘whosoever believeth,’ and in a world where death is everywhere there is a God who gives us eternal life through Christ.” Those words were spoken aboard ship by army chaplain Russell Stroup, just days before reaching the South Pacific during the Second World War. He spoke to soldiers and sailors who were about to enter combat, to fight and die. By Shayne Looper, Coldwater, Mich.
VIEWPOINT: Staying connected to the food we eat -I spent Monday at the farm watching my brother boil sap for the first time. He hauled out the evaporator pan that my father used more than 50 years ago and built a burner underneath it. Dad did his over an open fire down by the creek. Don is boiling out by his garage. Monday was pretty chilly, even in the sun, but it was toasty warm next to the boiler. By Norah Flanagan, Hornell, NY.http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/x711923975/Viewpoint-Staying-connected-to-the-food-we-eat
GREEN SPACE: Winter’s kaput -- Bring on the thunder-bumpers -Well, so much for winter. Of course, we still may have the odd blizzard, but soon spring thunderstorms (and tornadoes) will replace our terror of black ice. By Jim Hillibish, Canton, OH.http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/x1959345265/Green-Space-Winter-s-kaput-Bring-on-the-thunder-bumpers
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FARR SIDE:The Farr Side: Oscars could have all-inclusive feel - The wait is almost over: The 85th Annual Academy Awards will be presented Sunday night on ABC. Seth MacFarlane hosts the star-studded affair, and I’m sure Stewie, Ted and those crazy characters from “Family Guy” will make appearances. By David T. Farr, Sturgis, Mich.
AUTHOR INTERVIEW: The Readers’ Writers: Medieval romance author Heather Grothaus -Though Heather Grothaus’s daily life revolves around her family, home, garden, and trying to find ways to utilize the daily supply of eggs her chickens lay (if you have some fun recipes, send them to her), her imagination swirls in the age of half-clothed, sword-wielding warriors roaming the Highlands and the women whose hearts they would die to win. By DA Kentner, Freeport, Ill.
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GRANLUND CARTOON: China cyber-hacking. By Dave Granlund, GHNS.
MADDOCKS: Republicans bid tearful farewell to their party’s rebranding - Republican leaders gathered on Thursday to bid a tearful farewell to their short-lived party makeover and express regret that the GOP’s attempt at political decorum had failed so spectacularly and so broadly in its first real test. But many of the party’s lawmakers admitted to a weepy sense of relief that they would no longer be expected to keep to “a tone of respecting the other side’s opinion.” By Philip Maddocks, Natick, MA.http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions/x898136699/Maddocks-Republicans-bid-tearful-farewell-to-their-party-s-rebranding
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ERIC P BLOOM: Management’s shades of gray - Experienced managers know that most business decisions can’t be judged as simply right or wrong or as black and white. Most of the decisions made in a management capacity, particularly if the issue deals with employees, risk minimization, future planning, sales forecasting, are more art than science. By Eric P. Bloom, GHNS.
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NASCAR'S SOLUTION TO PLATE RACING: Exclusive cars -Ultimately, NASCAR's Gen 6 cars can’t be judged until a few races have been held on the intermediate tracks, but the G6 debut has been underwhelming thus far at Daytona International Speedway. By Chris Gill, Corning, NY.http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/sports/x711923996/NASCARs-solution-to-plate-racing-Exclusive-cars
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