GateHouse News Service National Budget 2.16.12
GateHouse News Service National Budget 2.16.12
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WAKE-UP CALL: Flu begins to spread across the U.S.
POLL QUESTION: Will smaller candy sizes be healthier?
BEST OF THE DAY: Facebook aids in identifying big fish angler
MONTHLY POLITICS PAGE: 'Obamacare' vs. 'Romneycare'
WEEKLY NASCAR PAGE: A preview of the season
MARCH FAMILY: Tips on boosting your kids' creativity, walking as a family for health, and a St. Patrick's Day recipe
KIDZBUZZ: All about Abraham Lincoln for Presidents Day
ST. PATRICK'S DAY QUARTER PAGE: Seasonal savings layout with business-card ad spots
MONEY & INVESTING: Content from The Street on preparing for retirement, stocks to watch in 2012, household expenses to cut and more
TAX PREP PAGES: 9 common tax mistakes; deductions to take advantage of
3 Little-Known Tech Stocks in Hedge Fund Spotlight
Sirius Stock Gets Dumped by Wall Street Bigwigs
Will You Pay More For Sirius?: Poll
Find more news from The Street at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business
FAMILY MATTERS: Here’s how to beat the early morning rush - Getting up in the morning is tough for many, especially tweens and teens. Try the following suggestions to get your tween moving and successful in the morning. By Diana Boggia, Canton, Ohio.
MARKETTA GREGORY: Dealing with life’s hiccups - It's not the big theological questions that bug me. It's the hiccups - the irritating things that I didn't expect or plan for. The things that interrupt what I'm trying to do or say. The things that start out small but over time become all I can think about. By Marketta Gregory, GHNS.
IN GOOD FAITH: Lent Madness: The saintly smack down - What do you get when you combine a love of sports with holy saints? Lent Madness, of course. Based loosely on the wildly popular NCAA basketball tournament, Lent Madness pits 32 saints against one another in a single-elimination bracket as they compete for the coveted Golden Halo. By the Rev. Tim Schenck, Hingham, Mass.
* Localization: If your area has a big Catholic population, you can have fun with this and print the matchups, etc. If you want to contact the Rev. Tim, email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
RELIGION NEWS: 49% say religious hospitals, colleges should offer contraception coverage -- weekly Religion News with a study on the contraception mandate, "Night" by Elie Wiesel and more. GHNS
GARY DARLING: Car buying... brand new or good and used? -- So, my wife and I?have been thinking about replacing our old girl for awhile. That girl would happen to be our good ole reliable Chrysler LHS. What we are looking for is a car that gets exceptional gas mileage, doesn’t have 500 billion miles on it and doesn’t cost 10 million dollars. Maryville Daily Forum (Mo.)
KIDS' RECIPE: Mac and cheese soup a hit with kids -- One of the soups stopped me in my tracks — macaroni and cheese soup. It makes such sense! I can’t believe I have never heard of it before. Naturally, it was the soup my son selected, and it was terrific. television celebs Oprah and Ellen are just a few of the stars who contributed dishes. Jennifer Mastroianni/Canton (Ohio) Repository
JIM HILLIBISH: This year, Lent gets fishy, fast -- In our Catholic communities, the offering of seafood for Lent can make or break a restaurant. Catholics age 14 and older shun meat on Fridays during Lent to honor the Passion of Jesus. Here’s a look at the fast-food offerings. Canton (Ohio) Repository
* Callout idea: Send us your recipes for Lent.
EASY RECIPE: Caramel corn -- You don’t have to wait for the county fair season for your caramel-corn fix. Here’s the easy way: Jim Hillibish/ Canton (Ohio) Repository
DAN SEABORN: Add it up as the life cycle keeps turning -- What amazes me is, even if a parent doesn’t have the financial resources to do what they would like, they still can make their child feel like a million bucks. I applaud the parents out there who, when you add it up, are doing a fantastic job. Holland (Mich.) Sentinel
CELEBRITY COOKBOOK: 'Loukoumi’s Celebrity Cookbook' dishes on celebs' favorite recipes -- Now we are sharing a slew of recipes from celebs who are very much alive and kicking. Singers Justin Timberlake and Beyonce, movie stars Jennifer Aniston and Nicole Kidman and television celebs Oprah and Ellen are just a few of the stars who contributed dishes. Jennifer Mastroianni/Canton (Ohio) Repository
More in lifestyles at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle
BOOK NOTES: 'Redemption' by Kate Flora - In Kate Flora’s newest police procedural — a Joe Burgess mystery titled “Redemption” — the Portland, Maine, detective exhausts himself seeking clues in the death of his old friend Reggie. Acting on love, loyalty and a cop’s sense of duty and fair play, Burgess puts his job and family at risk to find out what happened to Reggie. By Rae Francouer, Cape Ann, Mass.
READERS GUIDE: Andrew Weil tells about 'Spontaneous Happiness' - Over the years, Dr. Andrew Weil has helped many people improve their health through his unique integration of Eastern and Western medicine. In “Spontaneous Happiness,” Weil take his work a step further by showing patients how to feel good about themselves and their lives. It’s a journey he knows intimately, for Weil himself has suffered from depression for many years. By Susie Stooksbury, Oak Ridger, Tenn.
STAY TUNED: In 'Shipping Wars' it's not the size of the truck but how you use it - Just when I thought TV had no more to give in the way of teaching me about unique jobs, along comes “Shipping Wars.” War, in this case, is the battle between independent transporters. Every day, an online auction house posts available jobs, and the shippers have 10 minutes to secure the winning bid. The action follows the winners as they pick up their cargo and attempt to transport it successfully to its destination. By Melissa Crawley, GHNS.
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GREG ALLEN: Where have all ‘The Great War’ heroes gone? - If you're a teacher, scout master, coach, minister or civic leader, take it upon yourself to educate those who look up to you in the matters of liberty the military provides. Make it a point to take a field trip to the veterans hospital to stimulate those young minds. Befriend those who serve. By Greg Allen, GHNS.
More in columns and cartoons at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions
MAKING CENTS: Not too early to formulate tax strategy for 2012 - The next step in the financial planning process is tax planning. A solid tax plan considers all forms of taxation, with steps taken to reduce, defer and otherwise not pay any more than you are legally required to pay. By John P. Napolitano, The Patriot Ledger.
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