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WAKE UP CALL!: The snow -- it's big news
INNER CIRCLE: 42 papers honored in fourth quarter
MOBILE PARTNER: Learn about our relationship with Spreed Mobile
KIDZBUZZ PAGE: Learn about shadows for Groundhog Day
NASCAR SEASON PREVIEW TAB: Schedules and driver previews, plus features on Hendrick Motorsports and the 10-year-anniversary of legend Dale Earnhardt's death
VALENTINE'S DAY PAGE: Gifts for all the loved ones in your life
SPRING BOOMERS: With stories on planning a family or class reunion, using Skype to keep in touch and finding local social opportunities in unexpected places
SUPER BOWL PAGE: Facts and figures about the big game, memorable ads and more
-- SUPER BOWL RECIPES CALLOUT
HEART MONTH PAGE: Ways to care for your ticker and learn about your family health history
2011's niche schedule
EGYPT: 5 things to know about the unrest in Egypt. By GHNS.
More content on Egypt
FAMILY TIME: Puppy prep tips - Weekly family rail, with tips on how to get your family's new puppy off to a good start, a look at some soon-to-be-released family movies and more. By GHNS.
FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Incessant wining -- Weekly food for thought with items on talking like a wine pro, Eggnog Pancakes recipe, a Japanese brewery and more. By GHNS
BEGINNER'S BOX: Mango salsa -- Tired of the same old tomato salsa? In the Caribbean, the next best thing is salsa made from mango fruit. In about 10 minutes, you will have a fresh salsa like no other. By Jim Hillibish/ Canton (Ohio) Repository
OVENS/STOVES: Ovens can be temperamental that way. I get complaints that a baked recipe did not work properly. Most often, the baking time needs adjustment to fit a misbehaving oven. By Jim Hillibish/ Canton (Ohio) Repository
RABBI DEPLOYS: Rabbi called on to serve, deploys to Afghanistan -- As a chaplain with the New York Army National Guard, Rabbi Bazer was called to New York City to help on the day of the terror attacks. Almost 10 years later, Bazer, a lieutenant colonel with the Massachusetts National Guard, has been called to serve in Afghanistan. By Danielle Ameden / MetroWest Daily News
KENT BUSH: Visiting Ethiopia to meet my new son -- When we come back in a few weeks to finalize the process, there will still be seven million orphans in Ethiopia. But there will be one less. And that's why we’re here. Augusta Gazette (Kan.)
ANTARCTICA: Antarctic journal adventures: Part II -- "I walked around the ship on the outside deck in awe at the sight. To feel warmth in a surrounding of ice and snow made the experience seem even more like something from a fairy tale. Everyone was on deck and spirits were high from the bright sunlight and the beauty surrounding us." By Dr. Scott Moats/ Pekin Daily Times
BIRD WATCHING: Winter bird-watching guide -- There are many ways to enjoy birds during the winter months. So from the tiniest finch to the most majestic eagle, here is our guide to enjoying birds all winter long. By Chris Young/ State Journal-Register (Ill.)
JIM HILLIBISH: 2012 end-of-the-world theory -- First off, the Mayan calendar ends with that year, prompting various talk-show hosts to predict this is the end of the world –– no, dummies, they just ran out of stone. It’s amazing their calendar lasted this long. Canton (Ohio) Repository
DANCING AS EXERCISE: Dancing may be right fit for fitness - Since the onslaught of television shows such as "Dancing With the Stars," more people have been struck with dance fever. Dance enthusiasts encourage anyone interested in staying active to go dancing. By Shannon O'Brien, Springfield, Ill.
* Localization tip: Get quotes from local dancers and/or dance teachers. You also can do a breakout on places that offer dance classes.
DR. MURRAY FEINGOLD: iPod earbuds may affect hearing -- In this study, two groups were evaluated: a "noise-exposure" group and a "non-noise-exposure" group. The noise-exposure group used earbuds and headphones that were connected to an iPod Nano player. MetroWest Daily News
GRANLUND CARTOON: Groundhog Day and snow. By Dave Granlund, GHNS cartoonist.
O'MAHONEY CARTOON: Snow treatment. By O’Mahoney, The Patriot Ledger.
O'MAHONEY CARTOON: Groundhog shadow puppets. By O’Mahoney, The Patriot Ledger.
EDITORIAL: U.S., world have big stake in Egyptian outcome - It rarely ceases to amaze how revolutions can start in the smallest and unlikeliest of ways. But it's how they end that matters. Is the unrest in Egypt another Tiananmen Square, or Tunisia, or its own animal? By The Peoria, Ill., Journal Star.
EDITORIAL: A chance to reform medical malpractice -- It is unfortunate that House Republicans chose to open the new Congress on a futile move to turn the clock back on the health care debate rather than moving it forward. President Barack Obama offered them two opportunities to take a more productive approach. By MetroWest Daily News
AMY GEHRT: Illinois civil unions law a civil rights milestone -- With the stroke of a pen Monday, Illinois became one of a small but growing number of states to legalize civil unions. Gov. Pat Quinn signed the historic legislation in front of a capacity crowd of more than 1,000 people, many of whom were visibly moved while witnessing the milestone moment. By Amy Gehrt, Pekin, Ill., Daily Times
WADE MCINTYRE: Forget credit cards, use your cell phone -- Banks and mobile phone companies have teamed up to see that we never have to worry about cash and plastic money being left at home in our wallets again because they're going to eliminate plastic credit and debit cards by encouraging everyone to pay for physical purchases by using cell phones. Gonzales Weekly Citizen
*Poll idea: Would you use your cell phone to make purchases even if you must enter your financial information?
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