GateHouse News Service National Budget 11.17.10
GateHouse News Service National Budget 11.17.10
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WAKE UP CALL: The Beatles on iTunes.
SPORTS DESIGN: Presenting basketball tournament coverage.
PFW PAGES: Week 11 pages.
NASCAR PAGE: A grand finale.
-- NOTE: Nov. 22's NASCAR page will be the last of the season. The page will return in February.
COOKBOOK: 2010 holiday cookbook.
CHRISTMAS LIGHTS CALLOUT: For reader photos of holiday displays
LETTERS TO SANTA CALLOUT: Ask for kids' holiday wishes
DECEMBER FAMILY: Monthly tab has stories on holiday desserts, preparing your home for winter and Christmas vs. commercialism
WEEKLY KIDZBUZZ PAGE: Draw a cartoon inspired by Mickey Mouse
NOVEMBER RADARFROG PAGE AND COUPON BOOK: Save on New Year's, gift wrap
THANKSGIVING PAGE: A history of the holiday meal
-- Callouts: http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x1109353243/Reader-callout-Thanksgiving-photos, http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x1109353168/Reader-callout-Giving-thanks
HOLIDAY CONTENT: Gift Guide, Songbook, TV page and last-minute gift ideas page
Find the full year's niche schedule here: http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/archive/x1689178457/2010-Niche-Schedule
HOME HELP: Protect your deck -- The weekly home help with items on staining your deck, using room dividers, October pending home sales numbers and more. By GateHouse News Service.
THE BEER NUT: Pairing beer with food is a fun challenge - Wine is fine with food, but pairing food with beer can be just as satisfying. "Typically with wine, the philosophy is contrasting flavors," said Alec Lopez, chef-owner at the Armsby Abbey in Worcester, Mass. "Wine doesn't have the ability to have similar flavors. Beers have so many diverse flavors to bridge that flavor gap." By Norman Miller, MetroWest (Mass.) Daily News.
POTATO CHIPS: Potato chips might not be healthy, but they're a staple - This year, the potato chip celebrates its 157th birthday, and holds the distinction of being the No. 1 snack food in America. By Sharma Howard, Norwich (Conn.) Bulletin.
PETER CHIANCA: So what's the deal with Thanksgiving? - It’s time once again for “Mr. Holiday” to answer your holiday queries. This week: Thanksgiving. By Peter Chianca, North Shore (Mass.) Sunday.
LOST IN SUBURBIA: The ‘Big, Bad Bird of Turkey Town’ - The uber-turkey was back, and he was right in my backyard. I quickly slammed the door shut before the dog could run out and get into an altercation with the turkey. Had they gotten into a tussle, I had no doubt which big mouth would emerge victorious. By Tracy Beckerman, GHNS columnist.
KATHRYN REM: Fortune taco makes debut -- Go to a Mexican restaurant. Receive a fortune taco. Whaaat? The 30-calorie sweets are available in cherry, lemon, lime and strawberry flavors, and they taste like fruit-flavored fortune cookies. By Kathryn Rem/ State Journal-Register.
REV. TESS BAUMBERGER: The common pilgrimage of world religions -- All of the world’s major religions have a tradition of pilgrimage, often to sacred sites. The journey itself is sometimes as important as the destination. Where are your sacred places? Where is your holy land? Seek it, if you can. By Rev. Tess Baumberger/ Wicked Local Easton.
STUFFING RECIPES: Turkey's sidekick -- A dish as simple as bread stuffing can be a meaningful part of a traditional Thanksgiving feast. If it’s cooked in the bird, don’t pack it too tightly. If it’s cooked in a casserole dish, add more butter, water or broth. By Kathryn Rem/ State Journal-Register.
More in lifestyles at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle
HARRY POTTER REVIEW: Expected to move on GHNS today.
HARRY POTTER: Harry Potter, we hardly knew ye - With the next-to-last Harry Potter film in theaters later this week, some young adults who grew up with the adventure series on film and in books have mixed emotions. By Theresa Schieffer, Springfield (Ill.) State Journal-Register.
* Localization tip: Find Harry Potter fans in your area and include their quotes. Also list any Harry Potter parties that are happening.
5 THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND: This week’s suggestions include watching the new Harry Potter movie, celebrating World Hello Day and getting ready for Thanksgiving. By GHNS.
* Localization tip: If there are any local Harry Potter parties at the library or theater, list those. You can also solicit feedback on the movie after people have seen it, or ask about their thoughts on the series nearing the end. Also, if there are any pre-Thanksgiving events or other big local happenings, list those.
NEXT THREE DAYS: Movie review: ‘Next Three Days’ should be locked away - Note to Paul Haggis: Just because your film is titled “The Next Three Days” doesn’t mean it needs to feel like it lasts three days. But then this jailbreak yarn is so relentlessly ludicrous that even at an hour-and-a-half it would feel labored. So imagine how torturous it gets at a butt-tiring 133 minutes. That’s what I call cruel and unusual punishment. By Al Alexander, The Patriot Ledger, Mass.
More in movies and music at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment
GRANLUND CARTOON: Body searches at airports. By Dave Granlund, GHNS cartoonist.
BRITT CARTOON: Airport security checkpoint choices. By Chris Britt, State Journal-Register, Ill.
KENT BUSH: Congressional theory has no grip on reality -- Despite these pending ethics charges, Charlie Rangel, D-NY, won re-election this month with more than 80% of the vote. This is a great example of why voters in the rest of the country are getting tired of the status quo. Kent Bush/ Augusta Gazette.
MICHELLE TEHEUX: Is medicine a business or a calling? - A recent national news story about a doctor who declared she may stop seeing Medicare patients on the grounds that medicine is a business has me seeing red. Yes, I know that medicine is a business in some ways. But isn’t it also a calling? By Michelle Teheux, Pekin (Ill.) Daily Times.
More columns and cartoons at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions
--BUSINESS & NEWS--
DAVE RAMSEY: Engagement ring advice - Weekly financial Q&A, with advice on engagement rings and credit scores. By Dave Ramsey, GHNS columnist.
TRAVEL: Homeland Security orders full-body scans, pat-downs in airports -- Flying for the holidays may be a more touchy-feely experience now that the Department of Homeland Security has ordered full-body scans and physical pat-downs. Read what travelers, pilots and TSA members are saying about them. By Joe Sinopoli/ Suburban Life Publications.
More in business at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business
FANTASY FOOTBALL: Pick Six Weekly: Having a good QB now more important - The Michael Vick experience turned out to be one of the best fantasy football performances ever. And the most interesting part about Vick’s performance is he’s the only quarterback in ESPN’s list of best performances since 2000. By Joey Baskerville, The Journal-Standard, Ill.
NFL QUICK SHOTS: Why do teams abandon the run on third down? - My favorite NFL play as a kid was a third-down draw play to Walter Payton, Earl Campbell or O.J. Simpson. Now, even the best running backs seldom run on third down. Heck, only three of Adrian Peterson’s 197 carries for Minnesota have been on distances between third-and-3 and third-and-7. Why? By Matt Trowbridge, Rockford (Ill.) Register Star.
More in NASCAR and outdoors at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/sports