GateHouse News Service National Budget 3.23.11
GateHouse News Service National Budget 3.23.11
- Lisa Glowinski is on vacation this week. 217-816-3343, email@example.com
- Michael Toeset, 630-835-8870, firstname.lastname@example.org
- NOTE: There will not be a Shoestring Living column by Molly Logan Anderson next week. If you need a substitute, consider rerunning one of her old columns: http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/columnists/shoestring_living
WAKE UP CALL: 1 year after health care law.
LEDE: Meet the members of this year’s LEDE class:
EASTER PAGE: Easter baskets.
APRIL RADARFROG COUPON BOOK: Landscape your energy bills away.
APRIL RADARFROG PAGE: Cut dining-out budget and the calories.
NASCAR PAGE: California cool.
WEEKLY HOME PAGE: Night lights.
HEALTHY LIVING: Spring magazine: Shoes made for walking.
SPRING CALLOUT: For readers' seasonal photos
SPRING CAR CARE: What you need to know to get the best resale value, on buying insurance and more.
EARTH DAY CALLOUT: Ask for kids' Earth drawings
APRIL FAMILY: With features on getting the most miles out of the family car, dog obedience training and recycling old electronics
MARCH MADNESS FOOD: March Madness? Time for sliders and nachos - College basketball players aren’t the only ones in the frenzy of March Madness. Anyone having a game-watching party is feeding the mania, too. By Kathryn Rem, Springfield, Ill.
LINDA CASTOR: Psychological roadblocks to getting fit -- When it comes to the dreaded “E words” –– exercise and eating –– people often ask me, "Why is it that I know what I'm supposed to do, yet I just don't do it?" And I often answer, "That's because we become stuck in this fear of taking action." State Journal-Register (Ill.)
* Sidebar idea: Interview a local fitness trainer on tips for getting yourself motivated to workout.
CHEF JASPER WHITE: Lessons in buying seafood -- Lent isn’t the best time of year for a great variety of local seafood, but it’s the season when we cook more fish. So, how do you know what you’re buying is the best? Look, smell, taste and learn. The Patriot Ledger (Mass.)
* Localization tip: Get more expert advice on how to buy seafood from a local market.
LENT RECIPES: Bring on the fish -- It is Lent, so bring on the fish. Here are a couple of recipes I’ve adapted to suit my taste. Connie Page/ The Holland Sentinel (Mich.)
* Callout idea: Send us your favorite Lent recipes.
HOME HELP: Remove kitchen odors -- weekly Home Help, with items on home remedies for removing kitchen odors, testing the quality of your garden's soil, recycling plastic bags and more. By GHNS
BATHROOM SPA: 10 ways to get some ‘me time’ in the bathroom - Imagine the scent of lavender and fresh lilies wafting from the vase, brown sugar and vanilla after a nice pedicure, the sound of your favorite music and a warm bath robe embracing you after a soak from a bath enriched with natural oils and floating spa lights. Sounds out of this world? I’ll show you make this happen at your home, in your very own bathroom. By Yamini Mudaliar, Networx.
JAPANESE STUDENTS: Japanese medical students fear for their homeland -- A Japanese medical student honing her skills in make-believe scenarios in Springfield, Ill., said her thoughts have never been far from the real-life needs playing out in her homeland. Michiko Tsukamoto is among 11 students participating in an exchange program with the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. John Reynolds/ State Journal-Register (Ill.)
* Localization tip: Are there any Japanese exchange students at a local college or school? If so, ask about their feelings, their family and if they feel safe returning home.
LOST IN SUBURBIA: Why did the dog cross the road? - Apparently my dog had been leading a double life for quite some time. While I thought he had been happily chasing squirrels in our fenced-in backyard, he had actually been several blocks away cavorting with a cute little terrier, a pretty goldendoodle and a sexy samoyed. On each occasion, he had darted off before the owners could see who he was, and returned to our backyard before I could notice his absence. By Tracy Beckerman, GHNS columnist.
More in lifestyles at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle
5 THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND: This week’s suggestions include watching the new “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” movie, observing Earth Hour, watching March Madness and more. By GHNS.
* Localization tip: Replace any of these items with any big local happenings, such as festivals or art shows. Also, if there are any Earth Hour events planned, add local information, and add any pertinent theater info.
More in entertainment at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment
BRITT CARTOON: President O-Bomb-A getting caught up. By Chris Britt, Springfield, Ill.
GRANLUND CARTOON: U.S. and world hotspots. By Dave Granlund, GHNS cartoonist.
SANDER A. DIAMOND: Japan Inc.: A nation in danger - If there are a series of successive meltdowns that cannot be contained, Japan and the world will be faced with challenges on a scale not seen since World War II. By Sander A. Diamond, Messenger Post, N.Y.
MICHELLE TEHEUX: Why newspapers cover bad news -- If I had a dime for every time someone told me he doesn’t like all that bad news newspapers always print, I would be writing this column from someplace tropical. In reality, we don’t focus on bad news, but it’s true that bad events are often the most newsworthy. Pekin Daily Times (Ill.)
KENT BUSH: Franklin Graham's new conspiracy theory -- Franklin Graham is a gaffe machine who often leaves the people he represents shaking their heads in dismay. Now, Franklin Graham has surmised that not only is the Muslim Brotherhood a problem in North African countries experiencing unrest, but here in America, as well. Augusta Gazette (Kan.)
More columns and cartoons at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions
DAVE RAMSEY: Jumpstart your money plan – Weekly financial Q&A, with advice on the Total Money Makeover plan, settling an old debt and planning for retirement. By Dave Ramsey, GHNS columnist.
MAKING CENTS: Financial planning requires holistic view - The financial planning business is only about 40 years old. Before there were financial planners, advice came from many different sources: insurance agents, stockbrokers, trust companies, accountants, lawyers and banks. By John P. Napolitano, The Patriot Ledger.
CHECKOUT LANE: Quality materials, craftsmanship hallmarks of best furniture - It's not easy figuring out if you're getting your money's worth when shopping for a sofa. So you should first try focusing on how the sofa is made. The kind of frame, foam, springs, and fabric that are used to make up the sofa will determine the quality, durability and level of comfort you will receive. By Shaunna Gately, The Patriot Ledger.
* Localization tip: Talk to local furniture experts in your area and add or swap out their quotes and tips.
More in auto and business at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business