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WAKE UP CALL!: Why are parents giving kids cold medicine?
LEDE PROGRAM 2011: 5 questions on the GateHouse Leadership Series
- NOTE: Application deadline is March 1. Click on the story for an application form.
KIDZBUZZ PAGE: Jackie Robinson and Black History Month
FAT TUESDAY CALLOUT: Get reader recipes for Mardi Gras
SUNSHINE WEEK: Promo ads, infographics and more for the celebration of open government
- NOTE: Sunshine Week is March 13-19
OUTDOOR LIVING: With articles on raising a puppy into a hunting dog, spring bass fishing and goose hunting
SPRING BREAK CALLOUT: For reader photos
WEEKLY NASCAR PAGE: Daytona preview
ST. PATRICK'S DAY PAGE: Travel to Ireland
PET PHOTOS CALLOUT: Ask readers for pics of their hilarious pets
MARCH FAMILY: Tips on helping your teen find summer work, recipes for soup from leftovers, how to get started on spring cleaning
KITCHEN CALL: Potato-Mushroom Gratin and Vegetable Tian -- A gratin is a casserole with a measure of grace. A culinary staple long before the casserole, this layering of fresh vegetables punctuated with herbs melded their flavors together under a blanket of breadcrumbs and grated cheese. Linda Bassett / North Shore Sunday (Boston)
GREEN SPACE: It's time to wake your houseplants -- Mid-February is the time to wake up your houseplants from their long months of winter slumber. What you do now will impact them throughout the coming growing season. Jim Hillibish/ Canton (Ohio) Repository
GARDENING: Japanese Stewartia is beautiful in all seasons -- Japanese Stewartia (Stewartia pseudocamellia) is perfectly suited to the suburban landscape. In the winter, its beautiful bark and sinewy, muscular trunk and branches create an unbeatable effect. The bark has the look of camouflage gear: smooth with patches of rich gray, tan and terra cotta. Joan Butler/ Holliston TAB (Mass.)
ELIZABETH DAVIES: Being sick is part of a mom's job -- There are two rotten things about being sick when you’re the mom: 1. You don’t get a sick day. The laundry still needs to be folded, mouths still need to be fed and the cookies you promised for a school function aren’t going to make themselves. 2. You get hit harder than anyone else. Rockford Register Star (Ill.)
WOOD ON WORDS: Sound-alike words cause confusion - Last week I focused on some linguistic triple threats, mostly involving homonyms. But when it comes to words that sound exactly alike, it usually takes just two to tangle. By Barry Wood, Rockford, Ill.
LOOKING UP: A 'ruby' star and Sirius' 9/11 connection - Last week’s column highlighted the “diamond in the sky,” Sirius. This time around we will look at another beacon of the winter sky, one that shines more like a ruby: Betelgeuse. In addition, be sure to read the comments in the latter half of this column sent in from a reader who was touched by the column about Sirius. By Peter Becker, Hawley, Pa.
GO GREEN CONTENT: Follow this link to see March’s collection of Go Green stories. By Allecia Vermillion, GHNS writer.
* Localization tip: You can run local sidebars with any of these articles - do something on green food stores, green businesses, etc.
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Unknown’ is an intriguing riddle -- Depending on your tolerance for complexity in the story, you’ll either get into or suffer through some business about ending world hunger, agricultural patents and political intrigue (remember this all started with an international biotechnology summit). Don’t fret. Everything is answered. Ed Symkus/ The Patriot Ledger (Mass.)
MOVIE REVIEW: Dianna Agron of 'Glee' fame stars in ‘I Am Number Four’ -- Sci-fi fans deserve better, but considering this time period exists as the dumping ground for mediocre movies, it does rate above such crud as “The Dilemma.” And if you really liked this movie, you may get more; the filmmakers have set the stage for a sequel. Bob Tremblay/ Patriot Ledger (Mass.)
MOVIE REVIEW: Ed Helms, Anne Heche rise above in ‘Cedar Rapids’ -- “Cedar Rapids,” is pocked –– like Iowa –– with too many flat spots to achieve the cult status of workplace classics like “Office Space.” It does, however, possess something its brethren don’t, and that’s charm. And, yes, for once, I’m buying what they’re selling. Al Alexander/ The Patriot Ledger (Mass.)
AUTHOR INTERVIEW: The Readers’ Writers: Interview with author, journalist Margaret Rose - Multi-published author, journalist, advertising manager, copywriter, editor, wife and mother Margaret Rose has been writing her entire life. Her first published piece appeared in McCall’s Magazine – while she was in grade school. By DA Kentner, Freeport, Ill., Journal-Standard.
MUSIC SCENE: Sarah Blacker stays truer to herself on new CD - Sarah Blacker said her recently released second album, “Come What May,” better represents what she is all about. “I just feel this album is more true to my vision of how my songs would sound, the way I imagined them when writing,” said Blacker. By Jay N. Miller, The Patriot Ledger.
GRANLUND CARTOON: Michele Bachmann wins an Oscar. By Dave Granlund, GHNS cartoonist.
GRANLUND CARTOON: Pentagon budget cuts. By Dave Granlund, GHNS cartoonist.
PHILIP MADDOCKS: Alert system will warn of impending admonitions about federal spending - Congress unveiled a coded alert system today designed to give the nation advanced warning that a lawmaker may be preparing to deliver a cataclysmic pronouncement about the imminent danger posed by federal spending. By Philip Maddocks, MetroWest Daily News.
KENT BUSH: Ending racism after the civil rights movement -- It's been almost 50 years since America felt the growing pains of the civil rights movement. The past five decades haven't exactly featured a quick and smooth transition from a racist society to a color-blind society in which all people have an equal chance at success. Augusta Gazette (Kan.)
ERIC P. BLOOM: Deciding which person to hire - In last week’s column I provided some thoughts on the best way to read a resume from a hiring manager’s perspective. Well, now that you have reviewed those resumes, orchestrated first interviews for five people and brought two people back for second interviews, how do you decide whom to pick? Remember, as a manager, one of the most important things you can do for your company - and yourself - is to hire good people. By Eric P. Bloom, GHNS columnist.
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GateHouse News Service National Budget