GateHouse News Service National Budget
For 12/21/10 editions
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WAKE UP CALL!: What do military personnel think of "don't ask, don't tell" repeal?
STORY IDEAS: 14 tips for covering the holidays
BEST OF GATEHOUSE CONTEST: Submit your best work from 2010 now
KIDZBUZZ PAGE: Help someone this Christmas
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
HOLIDAY CONTENT: Gift Guide, Songbook, TV page and last-minute gift ideas page
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FAMILY TIME: Weekly family rail, with tips to save a lot when planning family meals, a look at the best 2011 family movies and more. By GateHouse News Service
FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Weekly food rail with items on holiday craft beer, Walnut-Crusted Chicken recipe, "The Letters of Julia Child and Avis DeVoto" and more. By GateHouse News Service
DR. MURRAY FEINGOLD: Why is suicide high among vets? -- During the past few years the number of deaths of military personnel by suicide has increased. It is of such concern that the Army recently released a 350-page report titled "Health promotion, risk reduction, suicide prevention." MetroWest Daily News (Mass.)
KENT BUSH: Tell other couples you're not perfect -- We all could do better reaching out to our friends who are having trouble in relationships instead of comparing notes about what we have heard on the grapevine. Showing another couple the mountains you've climbed can make their molehills seem less daunting. By Kent Bush/ Augusta Gazette (Kan.)
* Poll idea: Has divorce lost its stigma?
* Poll idea: Do you feel discouraged by "perfect" couples?
SAD TREATMENT: Treat SAD with light therapy -- While taking vitamin D supplements is important, people with SAD respond best to full-spectrum light therapy. With this therapy, a person can get the light they need to improve their body's delicate balance of serotonin and melatonin, the hormone that regulates sleep. By Steve Bernardi and Dr. Gary Kracoff/ MetroWest Daily News (Mass.)
FLEXIBLE FITNESS: Exercise may decrease breast cancer risk -- Numerous studies have found a link between exercise and decreased cancer recurrence and mortality. The main conclusion of these studies is that moderate intensity exercise lowers the risk of new cancer development, progression of current tumors and recurrence once in remission. By Nicole Tomasino/ MetroWest Daily News (Mass.)
TERRY MAROTTA: That warm sense of coming home -- Last month I watched 30 whole minutes of a movie before realizing it had been filmed in my own hometown. That's how long it took for me to feel that famous shock of recognition. By Terry Marotta, GHNS columnist
MOVIE PREVIEW: Jeff Bridges saddles up for 'True Grit' -- Jeff Bridges clearly remembers when his dad, the character actor Lloyd Bridges, would come home after a day’s work. Now Jeff Bridges is recreating the iconic character Rooster Cogburn, which originated for the screen in 1969 by John Wayne, in the Coen brothers’ remake of “True Grit.” By Ed Symkus/ The Patriot Ledger (Boston)
BOOK REVIEW: 'Postcards of Cambodia' shows a sunny side -- Montague has brought to light a sunnier side of Cambodia's tormented history in his recently published second book, "Picture Postcards of Cambodia, 1900-1950." He has chronicled the people, culture, arts and architecture of one of Asia's most exotic jewels as portrayed by French colonizers via inexpensive postcards created for domestic consumption. By Chris Bergeron/ MetroWest Daily News (Mass.)
LICCAR CARTOON: Facebook and the naughty list -- by Joe Liccar, Examiner (Mo.).
* Poll idea: Do you check your child's profile for Facebook bullying?
O'MAHONEY CARTOON: Military milestone -- on Obama, "don't ask, don't tell" and the holidays. By Joe Mahoney/ The Patriot Ledger (Boston)
CONROY CARTOON: Santa's GPS -- by Bob Conroy, GHNS cartoonist
GRANLUND CARTOON: 'Don't ask, don't tell' repealed -- by Dave Granlund, GHNS cartoonist
GRANLUND CARTOON: Christmas star GPS
EDITORIAL: The DREAM Act should have passed-- The U.S. Senate has killed the debate on a measure that proponents say could have helped the children of illegal immigrants become law-abiding, productive citizens, if they're willing to jump through all the hoops. Peoria Journal Star (Ill.)
EDITORIAL: Closing the book on 'don't ask, don't tell' -- Barack Obama couldn't do what Clinton tried to do –– lift the ban on homosexuals in the military by executive order, the same way Harry Truman desegregated the military –– because Congress had written DADT into law. Obama also knew that he couldn't sell the repeal of DADT unless the military brass went along. By The MetroWest Daily News (Mass.)
BENJAMIN WACHS: Hypocrisy from Republicans in Congress -- Those tax cuts will add far, far more to the deficit than any of the other stuff ... but when it’s for rich people, the deficit isn’t so bad. Is that it? No, say the Republicans in Congress. The tax cuts will pull us out of the recession and generate wealth, which generates spending!
* Poll idea: Are the Republicans being hypocritical in regards to the national deficit?
National budget 12.21.10
GateHouse News Service National Budget