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BEST OF THE DAY: Compelling Coming in Print promo
STORY IDEA: Is America's top dog your town's choice?
3 THINGS TO KNOW THIS WEEK: YouTube test, the Post's Truth Teller, let's get going with Vine
NASCAR SEASON PREVIEW TAB: Can Jimmie Johnson make it 6 Cup titles, changes for the season and a look at the new Gen-6 car
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VALENTINE'S DAY CALLOUT: http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/reader_callouts/x1468790576/Reader-callout-Valentine-s-Day-words-of-love
SPRING BOOMERS: With information on starting a second career, boomers and hepatitis C, and how to preserve family histories
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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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Home Help: GateHouse News Service's weekly Home Help with tips on simplifying laundry, a less expensive option for granite countertops and chores to do in your garden now to prepare for spring.
JEFF VRABEL: The big game was extra super at my house - Found myself with a choice this year: Tote along two kids to a Super Bowl party in an apartment and wait for the inevitable moment that one would coat himself in guacamole, or stay home and have a Mom's-at-work Super Bowl party of our own in the living room (and by "party" I mean "one of them basically played 'Angry Birds' for two quarters and the other made me do my elephant impression 50 times," so really it was one of my odder Super Bowls anyway, even before the blackout nonsense). So, in a nutshell, live notes from my night watching Super Bowl 47 with two children both hopped up on chocolate milk. By Jeff Vrabel, GHNS.
THE GUY’S PERSPECTIVE: International long distance - While traveling in Europe I met a woman from Italy. We hung out quite a bit while I was over there. When I left we decided we wanted to be in an exclusive relationship. I know this seems pretty difficult, but we’re in love. And I’ve visited her once since we left and she’s come here to visit. However, there are issues, more about logistics rather than commitment. I can’t move to Italy because I just started a business here in the states. And she’d like to move to be with me but her parents are very much against the whole idea. (Her family is very close.) My question is: How can I convince her to move and at the same time convince her family that I’m a guy that they can trust their daughter with? I wish they could understand how much I love her. I’m not sure what to do. She’s also scared that I might change my mind once she moves and then she’ll be stuck here. By Saelen Ghose, GHNS.
IN GOOD FAITH: The theology of Ray Lewis - Whenever anyone asks me whether God has a hand in the outcome of sporting events, I have a ready answer. I point to the three little league baseball seasons I coached with a fellow Episcopal priest: we never had a winning season. Granted we weren’t exactly down on our knees in the dugout or teaching our players the proper way to cross themselves in the batter’s box. But you’d think God would have at least sent one power hitter our way or blessed us with an outfielder who could actually track fly balls. By The Rev. Tim Schenck, GHNS.
Get a Life: Humor is good for what ails you -- I’ve conducted hundreds of seminars for cancer patients, survivors and their family members, and I’ve been awed by their incredible ability to laugh at what would make most of us shudder. By Loretta LaRoche, Quincy, MA. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions/x1522316005/Get-a-Life-Humor-is-good-for-what-ails-you
STORIES FROM SPRING BOOMERS:
Grandparenting, relationships and health -- 10: That’s the percentage of children in the United States who lived with a grandparent in 2010, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. By Danielle Braff. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/x1959335245/Grandparenting-relationships-and-health
A ‘silent killer’: Hepatits C and boomers -- Health care experts have long warned of so-called “silent killer” diseases -- that is, those that create serious damage without showing symptoms. By Erika Enigk. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/health/x1959335255/A-silent-killer-Hepatits-C-and-boomers
Bucks: Stop here -- You might remember the childhood excitement of coming across a covered bridge during a Sunday country drive. By CR Rae. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/seniors/x1959335269/Bucks-Stop-here
Lasting legacy: How to share your family story -- Recently, I learned a great deal about my grandmother’s incredible history as a caregiver. By Patricia Smith. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/family/x1959335296/Lasting-legacy-How-to-share-your-family-story
Second time around -- As author of the book “Great Jobs for Everyone 50+,” Kerry Hannon has interviewed plenty of retirees who have put their expertise to use at second careers. By Erinn Hutkin. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/x1959335330/Second-time-around
Feeling the squeeze -- Juicing is super-trendy: If you’re not already doing it, you probably think you should be. By Gale Malesky. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/health/x206921171/Feeling-the-squeeze
Natural medicines -- For many of us who question whether homeopathy works, the natural healing technique is a dim concept we associate slightly with remedies brewing in cauldrons. By Dorothy Foltz-Gray. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/seniors/x206921183/Natural-medicines
Heart smart -- She may be a dietitian, but publishing her latest book was more a personal mission than a professional one for Dr. Janet Bond Brill. By Katie D. Neal. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/health/x206921195/Heart-smart
Spin cycle -- Have you had a bout of dizziness recently? By Jennifer Larson. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/x206921201/Spin-cycle
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JUDE LAW: Jude Law talks about 'Side Effects' and other new projects - London native David Jude Law slowly came up through the acting ranks like so many of his contemporaries: a stint at the National Youth Music Theatre, some work in British TV soaps, then lots of time on the stage. Things changed in the mid-’90s when he scored a Tony nomination on Broadway for “Indiscretions.” Soon after, he had a solid costarring role in his first film “Gattaca.” Law considers landing his a part in “The Talented Mr. Ripley” to be his big break, or as he puts it, “the turning point.” He’s since gone on to play an automaton in “A.I. Artificial Intelligence,” a hideously scarred lout in “Road to Perdition,” a cad in “Alfie,” a different kind of cad in “Sleuth,” the great Dr. Watson in “Sherlock Holmes” and its sequel, and a cuckolded husband in “Anna Karenina.” In the new thriller “Side Effects,” he plays a workaholic psychiatrist whose newest patient (Rooney Mara) proves to be his toughest case. Law, 40, has already finished filming “Dom Hemingway,” is midway through “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” and will star in “Henry V” on the London stage this fall. He recently spoke about himself and his profession in Los Angeles. By Ed Symkus, GHNS.
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Holmes: Kerry comes full circle -- John F. Kerry’s father was a diplomat, and he spent part of his childhood abroad. By Rick Holmes, Framingham, MA. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions/columnists/x1522316056/Holmes-Kerry-comes-full-circle
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Business / auto
AUTO BITS: Save by bundling insurance - Weekly auto rail, with insurance 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.
GREG ZYLA: Is my 1968 Mercury worth restoring? - Q: Hi, Greg, I have a 1968 Mercury Montego with a six cylinder engine and a “three on the tree” standard transmission. I believe Mercury only built 20 of these cars in 1968, so I am wondering if this car is worth restoring back too new condition? It is in pretty good shape. Please Advise and thanks very much. By Greg Zyla, GHNS.
SILVIO CALABI: Toyota’s Tacoma is the everywhere truck - This compact truck talked to us. One of the first things I heard it say (clearly) was, “Hey, I was meant to have the 6-speed manual gearbox!” Really? I opened up a dialog: So what’s wrong with this electronically controlled, adaptive ECT-I 5-speed automatic? With the on-demand 4-wheel-drive, a 2-speed transfer case and a limited-slip rear differential? Especially with the horsepower and torque of the available V-6? By Silvio Calabi, GHNS.
Talking Cars: Don’t overlook your lazy front engine sensor -- I own a 1997 Dodge Caravan 3.3 liter V/6. By Junior Damato, Kingston, MA. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/transportation/x171142283/Talking-Cars-Don-t-overlook-your-lazy-front-engine-sensor
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Passing up bucks can pay off -- It's tough at the end of the deer season to walk out of the woods on the last hunt with an unfilled tag. By Oak Duke, Hornell, NY. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/sports/outdoors/x930794878/Passing-up-bucks-can-pay-off
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