GateHouse News Service National Budget 3.22.11
GateHouse News Service National Budget 3.22.11
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- NOTE: The Go Green tab's eco-friendly cars page was corrected 3/16. If you downloaded the tab previously, please do so again to get the correct version.
WAKE UP CALL: Nobody calls anymore.
EASTER PAGE: Easter baskets.
NASCAR PAGE: California cool.
WEEKLY FOOD PAGE: Super grain of the future.
HEALTHY LIVING: Spring magazine: Shoes made for walking.
KIDZBUZZ: March is Women's History Month
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
FOOD FOR THOUGHT: 5 tricks to lose weight -- weekly Food for Thought with five tips on how to eat while losing weight, a recipe for Tomato Pie, “The Kind Diet: A Simple Guide to Feeling Great, Losing Weight and Saving the Planet” and more. By GHNS
FAMILY TIME: How to prevent your child from being cyberbullied - Weekly family rail, with tips on preventing cyberbullying, a review of “Hothead,” by Cal Ripken Jr. and more. By GHNS.
* Localization tip: Any of the first three items can be localized – ask a local family counselor to provide a tip of the week, ask movie-going parents to give reviews of movies or ask youngsters to send in book reviews.
WAYNE L. WESTCOTT: Improve your golf game with conditioning -- Every spring, I write a special column for golfers, especially overzealous and out-of-shape golfers. My usual emphasis is on how the abrupt and explosive nature of a powerful golf swing places considerable stress on the neck, shoulders, back and hips. The Patriot Ledger (Mass.)
CRITICS' CUPBOARD: Special K Sea Salt Cracker Chips -- Potato chip meets rice cracker in these hybrid silver dollar-size chips from Special K. Click inside to find out if they are worth buying. Saimi Bergmann and Jennifer Mastroianni/ Canton (Ohio) Rep
* Poll idea: If you have tried this product, do you like it?
* Callout idea: If you have tried this product, send us your own critique.
WISE TO THE WORD: Jerk -- To jerk meat means to marinade in a variety of hot spices, producing the famed Jamaican dish sold by street vendors. Jim Hillibish/ Canton (Ohio) Rep
RECIPE: The Rum Baba Cake -- A rum baba is a humble yeast cake with dried fruit, a little larger than a biscuit. Its sole purpose in life is to soak up decadent rum sauce. The only reason you’d make it is for that sauce. Jim Hillibish/ Canton (Ohio) Rep
DOLLAR A DAY: Ham and beans is a homey favorite -- Despite the increasing price of groceries, many dishes can be prepared for less than $1 per serving. For the doubtful, we’ve put together some sample meals, which we will share over the coming weeks. Saimi Bergmann/ Canton (Ohio) Rep
* Callout idea: Send us your low-budget meal ideas.
MOLLY SUHADOLNIK: How to stay fit while traveling -- Traveling can be a bit of a setback on your health and fitness. You don't have access to your normal food, your normal gym, workout partner or surroundings. But, with the proper planning, you can travel and keep on track to meeting your health and fitness goals. State Journal-Register (Ill.)
* Sidebar idea: Highlight a local frequent traveler and include his or her tactics for staying fit on the go.
ANNE PALUMBO: A compliment that’s hard to swallow - I encountered my first “well done” a year ago. My son, home from college, delivered it after I'd made ham. I thought, “What uppity alien has hijacked my son?” By Anne Palumbo, Messenger Post, N.Y.
More in lifestyles at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle
ALBUM REVIEW: Brooklyn Rundfunk Orkestrata, 'The Hills are Alive' - Did you ever wonder what “Tales from Topographic Oceans” might sound like if it were written by Rodgers and Hammerstein instead of Jon Anderson and Steve Howe? Me neither, but that’s just the type of question that tends to pop into your head when listening to Brooklyn Rundfunk Orkestrata’s “The Hills are Alive” (Canal Records), the instrumental rock quartet’s loopy re-imagining of the songs from “The Sound of Music.” By Peter Chianca, North Shore, Mass.
TOM MCCARTHY: Actor Tom McCarthy does it all - You might not recognize the name, but you’ll certainly recognize the face of Tom McCarthy, the much-sought-after character actor whose boyishly handsome face belies his often sinister roles. By Al Alexander, The Patriot Ledger.
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EDITORIAL: Get in, get out, let rebels rid Libya of Gadhafi - President Barack Obama is between a rock and hard place, with no good options between ignoring the moral imperative to do something as Col. Moammar Gadhafi made good on his promise of producing "rivers of blood" to maintain his hold on power, and committing a financially strapped U.S. to its third war against a Muslim nation in the last eight years. By Peoria, Ill.
O'MAHONEY CARTOON: Storm safety tips -- O'Mahoney on snow in spring. The Patriot Ledger (Mass.)
KENT BUSH: Trump is no threat to nomination -- Do people really not see through the thin veneer of Donald Trump's venture into presidential politics? All of the conservative pundits got excited when Trump said he might run, and the polls showed a level of popularity for him. Augusta Gazette (Kan.)
* Poll idea: Would you vote for Donald Trump if he ran for president?
AMY GEHRT: Intervention in Libya is necessary - Once again, the current news cycle is being dominated by disturbing reports and images from half a world away. However, while the powerful earthquake and tsunami that ravaged the northeast coast of Japan on March 11 and claimed at least 8,000 lives was naturally occurring, the crisis in Libya is man-made — and the blame for all the bloodshed can be laid on the doorstep of yet another power-hungry dictator. By Amy Gehrt, Pekin, Ill.
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