GateHouse News Service National Budget 12.28.10
GateHouse News Service National Budget 12.28.10
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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 GARVER NOTICE: 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: Housing prices fall in key cities.
BEST OF 2010: GateHouse News Service's top 10 stories, pages of 2010.
NEW YEAR’S CALLOUT: Ask for New Year’s photos from readers.
GO GREEN: Click here to see January Go Green stories.
WEEKLY FOOD PAGE: Whet your appetite.
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.
2010 MUSIC: (Please note embargoes on these stories.)
- Five 2010 albums that don’t need more publicity. By Peter Chianca, North Shore (Mass.) Sunday.
- Up-and-comers in the music world. By Peter Chianca.
- 21 must-buy songs of 2010. By Peter Chianca.
- Five purchase-worthy albums from 2010. By Peter Chianca.
KEVIN FRISCH: Top 10 Frisch stories of the year -- Here are 2010’s top stories, in order: Wine disaster: A coaster placed in such way that it was only partially on a coffee table led to the toppling of a wine glass, spewing untold ounces of Cabernet onto the living room carpet. By Kevin Frisch/ The Messenger Post (N.Y.)
* Callout idea: What's your top story of the year?
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.)
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)
FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Weekly food for thought with items on prepping food for a bridal party, “Medium Raw: A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook” and more. By GateHouse News Service
FAMILY TIME: 2011 weight-loss resolutions for your pet - Weekly family rail, with pet weight-loss tips, a look at the best family movies of 2010 and more. By GHNS.
RECIPES: For holiday appetizers, say cream cheese -- Recipes for Wasabi Cream Cheese and Jezebel, both perfect party appetizers featuring cream cheese. By Jennifer Mastroianni/ The Repository (Ohio)
RECIPE: Do-everything nog bread is easy -- Wouldn’t it be nice this busy holiday to find a legendary, multitasking bread that could be dessert, breakfast, a party pastry or simply a snack? Norwegian nog bread fulfills all requirements. By Jim Hillibish/ The Repository (Ohio)
COOKING HAM: Back to basics with holiday ham -- The Ohio Pork Producers Council offers information on how to choose the right ham, cook it and serve it properly. Plus, a honey-apricot glaze recipe. By Gary Brown/ The Repository (Ohio)
* Localization tip: Replace quotes with pork industry representatives from your area or state.
GARY BROWN: What’s in a name? For bowl games, it’s everything but the kitchen sink - By the time you read this, that bowl game and six others already will have been played. And I will have watched at least major portions of all of them. By Gary Brown, Canton Repository.
More in lifestyles at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle
See YEAR-END list above for entertainment items.
More in movies and music at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment
GRANLUND CARTOON: President Obama and his remarks on Michael Vick. By Dave Granlund, GHNS cartoonist.
EDITORIAL: Food-quality bill is about boosting safety, not secret plots - We try not to make a habit of going after every little distortion out there from TV commentators such as Glenn Beck, as dealing with the exaggerations and untruths could fast become a full-time job. But lately Beck's discourse has struck a nerve on the food-safety bill that moved through Congress and was signed into law. It lets the Food and Drug Administration order recalls immediately rather than relying on companies to do it out of the goodness of their hearts. Oh, the horror. By the Peoria Journal Star.
EDITORIAL: A ban on bake sales? Well, not exactly ... - Despite many reports to the contrary, the new child nutrition bill signed earlier this month doesn't ban bake sales from our schools. Don't believe the hype. By the Peoria Journal Star.
MICHAEL WINSHIP: Mr. President, put up your rhetorical dukes -- This fight is only over, President Obama, if you throw in the towel. Many fear you have already done so. Now’s the time to start proving them wrong. Put up your rhetorical dukes — we know it’s what you’re good at. By Michael Winship/ The Messenger Post (N.Y.)
* Poll idea: Do you support keeping Congress in session until New Year's Day?
*This story is embargoed until 12/29/10.
More columns and cartoons at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions
NFL QUICK SHOTS: Tom Brady is the best, but he pads his stats on tiny TD passes - As I’ve written before, the Tom Brady vs. Peyton Manning debate is over. If it didn’t end when Manning threw a game-losing pick-six in the final minutes of last year’s Super Bowl, it ended with Brady’s 109.8 passer rating in 2010 without Randy Moss or much of a defense. But … By Matt Trowbridge, Rockford Register Star.
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