GateHouse News Service National Budget 12.27.10
GateHouse News Service National Budget 12.27.10
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NOTE: GateHouse News Service will not be staffed on Friday, Dec. 31. If you have technical issues on that day, please submit a Zendesk ticket.
LLOYD: Please note that columnist Lloyd Garver is taking a leave of absence, and his column will not appear in the immediate future.
WAKE UP CALL: Banks evolving with more services.
NEW YEAR’S STORIES: Story ideas for New Year's Day (and the days after).
WEEKLY AUTO PAGE: Weekly Auto page: Yes, Sears & Roebuck sold cars
WEEKLY HEALTH PAGE: Stopped cold
KIDZBUZZ PAGE: Remembering 2010 (posted early for the holiday)
TAX PREP PAGE: How the new tax bill affects you
WINTER WEIGHT PAGE: Slim down with 10 tips on diet, exercise
MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY PAGE: Key dates toward Dr. King's goal
BEST OF 2010 CALLOUT: Get readers' stories from the past year
JANUARY FAMILY: Stories on sledding safety, cabin fever cures and comfort food twists
Find 2011's niche schedule here: http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/2011nicheschedule
YEAR-END CONTENT: We're looking for year-end content, so if your newspaper is doing any best-of lists or something New Year's related, please send it to us through Zope or by e-mailing email@example.com. Find our content at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/holidays_seasonal/new_year
YEAR IN REVIEW PAGE ELEMENTS: http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1167184816/2010-in-review-Page-elements
IN AND OUT: In and Out: What's hot and what's not as 2011 kicks off – A look at the year that was and the year that will be. By Peter Chianca, North Shore (Mass.) Sunday.
GREEN SPACE: Gardening trends forecast for 2011 -- Year-end column, look at gardening in 2011: plant scientists are discovering container plantings. On the growing end, a big trend this year is to extend the season with winter-hardy plants. Also, why not replace grass with gardens? By Jim Hillibish/ The Canton (Ohio) Repository
THE BEER NUT: What a year for beer lovers -- There were so many in 2010 that, for the first time, I felt compelled to write a mid-year Top10 Best Beers list in June. In fact, only three of the beers from the mid-year mark remain on my final Best Beers of 2010 list, which I share here: By Norman Miller/ MetroWest Daily News (Mass.)
HEALTH WATCH: 10 tips for the outer you -- Weekly health watch with items on tips for healthy skin, nails and hair, a link between fried fish and strokes, 2008 birth rates and more. By GateHouse News Service.
JEFF VRABEL: Oh, the weather outside is frightful - Because it is freezing in your world, because most of the Eastern seaboard has become an igloo-and-wampa-covered hellscape, and because there's very little circulation in my typing fingers (I only use seven), I'd like to take a spin into the past and share an old snow-themed journal I found, and by "share" I mean "recycle content like a regional carnival hack." By Jeff Vrabel, GHNS columnist.
JULIE KAISER: Remember that 'F' from fourth grade? Mom does - A trip down memory lane makes this mom wonder whether our kids will ever learn how to bounce back from goofing up. By Julie Kaiser, State Journal-Register.
WOOD ON WORDS: Gauntlets, gantlets and gamuts -- What's the difference between “gauntlet” and “gantlet?” First of all, they’re pronounced the same, so that doesn’t help. Secondly, according to Bryan A. Garner in “Garner’s Modern American Usage,” “the trend ... is to use ‘gauntlet’ for all senses.” By Barry Wood/ Rockford Register Star (Ill.)
KENT BUSH: Traveling afar to see the child -- Before long, my wife and I will go afar to adopt our child. At least we'll be in good company. We honestly didn't know much about Ethiopia before we began this process. It's a country in Africa. Other than that, I had no significant information. By Kent Bush/ Augusta Gazette (Kan.)
ELIZABETH DAVIES: New Year's perfect time to reflect -- This year, I’ve resolved to add a new word to my vocabulary: No. And most important, I will schedule time in my days just for tickles and giggles. Because that’s what I’ll remember when 2012 rolls around. By Elizabeth Davies/ Rockford Register Star (Ill.)
* Callout idea: What is your New Year's resolution?
KEEPING FIT: Big four, before-work exercises -- What can you do to break out of the winter rut without completely altering your morning schedule? I recommend beginning each day with the Big Four Before Work exercise program. By Wayne L. Wescott/ Patriot Ledger (Boston)
* Callout idea: How do you stay active and motivated in the winter?
LUNG DISEASE: Procedure allows emphysema patients to breathe easier -- A procedure offered at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, Ill., that removes the damaged parts of lungs. Patients with emphysema can now breathe much easier. Todd Smith/ State Journal Register (Ill.)
More in lifestyles at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle
BEST BOOKS: The best book I read this year ... - The presents have been unwrapped and the wrapping paper packed away. Now comes the final phase of the holiday season, when you take those gift cards to the mall or cyberstore, or take whatever cash you saved or were given, and go shopping for yourself. But what to buy? May we suggest a book? By Rick Holmes, MetroWest Daily News.
REEL DEAL: Best actors of Reel Deal favorites -- Last week, I recapped my favorite performances by actresses in movies over the past year. For today’s Reel Deal column, Santa’s stuffing your overflowing stocking with more 2010 favorites –– this time, actors. By Robert McCune/ The Independent (Ohio)
TONY SCHAAB: An interview with author Tony Schaab - What do a devout family man, Humane Society volunteer, DJ, actor, comedian, troupe manager of the comedy improvisational troupe IndyProv, college enrollment coordinator, movie critic and zombie aficionado have in common? They’re all author Tony Schaab, of course. By DA Kentner, Freeport Journal-Standard.
More in movies and music at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment
EDITORIAL: Repeal of 'don't ask, don't tell' sets stage for treating all service members equally - The 17-year-old "don't ask, don't tell" policy is now history, consigned to the trash heap of exclusionary military rules alongside others that didn't let women serve and kept blacks and whites out of the same units. By The Peoria Journal Star.
GRANLUND CARTOON: Snowstorms and shovel-ready jobs. By Dave Granlund, GHNS cartoonist.
LICCAR CARTOON: Thieves know what you got for Christmas. By Joe Liccar, Independence, Mo.
PHILIP MADDOCKS: Americans hopeful big banks will soon take the country back -- Two years after the onset of the financial crisis, with the stock market recovering and Wall Street’s moneyed elite breathing easier again, ordinary Americans say they can hardly wait for the trading firms to take over the supervision of the country so average citizens can begin sharing in the spoils. By Philip Maddocks/ Framingham, Mass.
MICHAEL WINSHIP: Censorship: Toys in the nation’s attic -- The Smithsonian’s purpose is “the increase and diffusion of knowledge,” yet once again it has allowed its intellectual spark to be snuffed by know-nothings. By Michael Winship/ Messenger Post (N.Y.)
More columns and cartoons at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions
BUSINESS & AUTO
SHOESTRING LIVING: Many successful returns - It’s part of the holiday frenzy that none of us love, the inevitable returns. The fact is, they’re hard to avoid no matter what you do, so you might as well embrace the process. By Molly Logan Anderson, GHNS columnist.
AUTO BITS: How to take the stress out of your daily commute - Weekly auto rail, with tips on your commute, Car Q&A with Junior Damato and more. By GHNS.
GREG ZYLA: Restored Corvairs; 'Goodfellas' car rare - Readers share more Corvair memories (and restoration photos), and the owner of a "Goodfellas" car learns how rare it is. By Greg Zyla, GHNS auto columnist.
More in tech and finance at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business