GateHouse News Service National Budget 1.11.12
GateHouse News Service National Budget 1.11.12
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WAKE-UP CALL: Adult binge drinking on the rise
UPICKEM: 5 things newsrooms should know about GateHouse Upickem contests
EDITING WORDS: AP style on MLK Day, Golden Globes
FEBRUARY FAMILY: Pick the best dog for your family, motivate students to succeed, a Valentine's recipe
MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY PAGE: 5 things to know about Dr. King's new monument
2012 JOBS OUTLOOK PAGES: On the changing workplace, industries in demand
SUPER BOWL QUARTER PAGE LAYOUT: 4 facts on the big game
SUPER BOWL RECIPES CALLOUT: http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/reader_callouts/x1409895415/Reader-callout-Super-Bowl-recipes
WINTER HEALTHY LIVING: Dealing with chronic pain, eating disorders after 40, a safer medicine cabinet
BRIDE: Dress trends, the latest cake toppers, sorting out family issues
CES REPORT: HP's Envy Spectre Ultrabook Appears
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LOST IN SUBURBIA: Red dog, yellow dog, white dog, smelly dog - Not that I’m shallow or anything, but the reason we got the dog that we did was because he matched the couch. I thought I was being smart because we had all black furniture and we got a black dog so none of the dog hair would show on anything. Unfortunately, three months after we got the dog we got all new, gold-colored furniture. By Tracy Beckerman, GHNS.
SNOW REMOVAL: How to safely remove snow from the roof - The two very best ways to hurt yourself while clearing snow from your roof are 1) falling off the ladder on your way up to the roof and 2) falling off the ladder on your way down from the roof. Of course, you can always just fall off the roof directly, preferably with a dramatic attempt to grab the gutter on your way over the edge. On the other hand, the two very best ways NOT to hurt yourself when clearing your roof are 1) using a roof rake and 2) hiring a roof cleaning professional (who hopefully is much more skilled at grabbing gutters than you are). By Philip Schmidt, Hometalk.
GARDEN BOOKS: A look at some garden books that might prove helpful - Bookstores are full of garden books, and when people ask me to recommend a good basic garden manual, my answer is: There are scads of them out there. By Susan Banks, Scripps Howard.
TREASURES: Meakin set has high replacement value, low sale - Could you tell me what my grandmother's dish set is worth? I have all the pieces except for one cup. By Helaine Fendelman and Joe Rosson, Scripps Howard.
HOME HELP: Small improvements -- weekly Home Help with small home improvments you can make now, using metallics in your home, 'appcessories' and more. GHNS
KELLEY BALDWIN: Oh, my little robber baron -- As a parent, my job is to raise my child to become the best person he can be. Impart knowledge. Share wisdom. Teach him to take on the world and kick a little you-know-what along the way. Maryville Daily Forum (Mo.)
CHARLOTTE GUEDRY: The life of a klutz -- I urge all of you out there to think of us klutzes as you go throughout your injury-free days. Take pride in knowing you won’t have any emergencies or setbacks that plague your afternoons. Weekly Citizen (La.)
THE BEER NUT: What to expect from the 2012 craft beer scene -- This week, I’m featuring breweries from all around the United States. Let me tell you, better beer fans are in for a treat. Here are some beers to look forward to, sorted alphabetically by the brewery. Norman Miller/ MetroWest Daily News (Mass.)
BUTTONED UP: 5 essentials of financial organization -- Along with losing weight and getting organized, saving more money or clawing out of debt typically round out the top three New Year's resolutions. Sarah Welch and Alicia Rockmore/ Scripps Howard News Service
HOME FIX: Why hot-water pressure might be low -- Q: We installed a new electric hot-water heater. I thought maybe the old one had collected sludge in the bottom and was cutting water pressure to the faucets upstairs. This didn't help the problem. The water pressure is the same as before. Dwight Barnett/ Scripps Howard News Service
DINNER FOR A DOLLAR: A slow-roasted chicken in every pot -- Recently, when I’ve stopped for a rotisserie-cooked chicken at various grocery stores, I have been struck by how much they have shrunk. The last one was about the size of a pigeon. Saimi Bergmann/ Canton (Ohio) Repository
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SUDOKU FEBRUARY: Sudoku puzzles 1317-1344 (February puzzles) are now available. Previous puzzles are linked to in this file.
5 THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND: This week’s suggestions include celebrating Friday the 13th; observing Dress Up Your Pet Day; watching the Golden Globes; and more.
* Localization tip: Swap out any of these items for big local events; list any “scary” happenings on the 13th; and list any places that are celebrating Dress Up Your Pet Day (e.g., the pet store or library).
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PETER CHIANCA: Resolution roundup — you call that an excuse? - Research shows that 80 percent of New Year’s resolutions are broken by Valentine’s Day, and when we break them, we invariably fall back on the same tired, old excuses. Which can only mean one thing: We as a society need to buckle down and, working together, come up with better excuses. By Peter Chianca, North of Boston.
* Poll idea: Ask readers if they’ve already broken any of their resolutions.
BRITT CARTOON: Ted Nugent and Abraham Lincoln. By Chris Britt, Springfield, Ill.
O'MAHONEY CARTOON: Winners' circle -- O'Mahoney on Mitt Romney's win in New Hampshire. The Patriot Ledger (Mass.)
JERRY MOORE: Officials must be held to account for defense bill - President Barrack Obama believed signing the National Defense Authorization Act for the 2012 fiscal year was just such a moment. He said he had “serious reservations with certain provisions that regulate the detention, interrogation and prosecution of suspected terrorists,” but he approved it anyway. By Jerry Moore, Chicago Suburban.
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DAVE RAMSEY: How much am I really liable for? - Weekly financial Q&A, with advice on credit card debt and family with money problems. By Dave Ramsey, GHNS.
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