GateHouse News Service National Budget 11.23.10

GateHouse News Service National Budget 11.23.10

 

Contacts:
Lisa Glowinski is off until Friday
Michael Toeset, (630) 835-8870, mtoeset@corp.gatehousemedia.com

 

--THANKSVIING--

 

NOTE: The news service will not be staffed for Thanksgiving. We will be staffed Friday, Nov. 26.

 

THANKSGIVING CONTENT: Check out our Thanksgiving section.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/holidays_seasonal/thanksgiving

 

 

--ON GHNEWSROOM.COM--

 

WAKE UP CALL: TSA defends body scans.
http://www.ghnewsroom.com/top%20stories/x1392205979/Tuesdays-Wake-Up-Call-TSA-defends-body-scans

 

STORY IDEAS: A dozen day-after-Thanksgiving ideas.
http://www.ghnewsroom.com/carousel/x2078295382/A-dozen-day-after-Thanksgiving-story-ideas

 

 

 

--NICHE--

 

NASCAR PAGE:

NOTE: This is the last page of the season; the page will return in February.

 

CHRISTMAS LIGHTS CALLOUT: For reader photos of holiday displays
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/reader_callouts/x298221143/Reader-callout-Christmas-lights-photos

 

LETTERS TO SANTA CALLOUT: Ask for kids' holiday wishes
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/reader_callouts/x1270138719/Reader-callout-Letters-to-Santa

 

DECEMBER FAMILY: Monthly tab has stories on holiday desserts, preparing your home for winter and Christmas vs. commercialism
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x1951114134/December-Family-magazine-Incredible-and-edible

 

WEEKLY KIDZBUZZ PAGE: Thanksgiving-themed math puzzles
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x684376781/NIE-page-Math-Magic

 

THANKSGIVING PAGE: A history of the holiday meal
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x1272809048/Thanksgiving-page-The-1st-feast
-- Callouts: http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x1109353243/Reader-callout-Thanksgiving-photos, http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x1109353168/Reader-callout-Giving-thanks

 

Find the full year's niche schedule here: http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/archive/x1689178457/2010-Niche-Schedule

 

 

--LIFESTYLES--

 

FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Spruce up table-setting etiquette -- The weekly food page with items on properly setting the holiday dinner table, "The New Thanksgiving Table: An American Celebration of Family, Friends, and Food" by Diane Morgan and Leigh Beisch and more. By GateHouse News Service.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1270141047/Food-for-Thought-Spruce-up-table-setting-etiquette

 

MUSIC THERAPY: Soothing strings: Harpist plays for patients' physical, spiritual needs -- When Jan Mulrooney-Kuhn explains that she plays the harp bedside for patients — on this day, in the cardiac pulmonary unit — Smothers exhorts her to come by her son Bobby’s room. Bobby Smothers was rushed to St. John’s late the night before when doctors put a stent into his heart. By Steven Spearie, The State Journal-Register.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1768158882/Harpist-plays-for-patients-physical-spiritual-needs
* Localization tip: Get quotes from local hospitals, music appreciation groups or professionals and patients.

 

HANDY WOMEN: Females rule do-it-yourself  home projects -- MaryAnn McClintic, 48, a self-proclaimed Home and Garden Television junkie, said completing any home improvement project, such as painting, plumbing, tiling and beyond, carries a great sense of pride while keeping costs low. By Maureen McCarthy/ Patriot Ledger.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/family/x1384134818/Handy-women-Females-rule-do-it-yourself-home-projects

 

KENT BUSH: Plenty to be thankful for this Thanksgiving - I always feel uncomfortable when someone at the dinner table asks us to tell why we are thankful. I never know what to say. Every year I have plenty to be thankful for at Thanksgiving. Although some years are admittedly better than others. This year I have much more to be thankful for than usual. I know 2010 has been much better than 2009, and 2011 could very well be even better. By Kent Bush, Augusta (Kan.) Gazette.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1743696062/Kent-Bush-Plenty-to-be-thankful-for-this-Thanksgiving

 

 

More in lifestyles at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle

 

 

--ENTERTAINMENT--

 

FARR SIDE: ‘So Far’ so good for Pink - Pink is celebrating her success over the past decade with the release of “Greatest Hits ... So Far!!!.” It features 14 greatest hits and two new tracks. A deluxe CD/DVD edition is also available, and it contains 16 hits and two new tracks. Both feature her new top 10 smash, “Raise Your Glass.” By David T. Farr, Sturgis (Mich.) Journal.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment/x1617319471/The-Farr-Side-So-Far-so-good-for-Pink

 

TANGLED: Movie review: A straight-laced ‘Tangled’ - There’s nothing kinky in “Tangled.” Nor is there much snarl. It’s all straight and clean, just the way Disney likes it. But too often this follicle fairytale feels as synthetic as the computer-generated 3-D animation. By Al Alexander, The Patriot Ledger.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment/x1768159223/Movie-review-A-straight-laced-Tangled

 

 

LOVE AND OTHER DRUGS: Director Ed Zwick digs into pharmaceutical industry in ‘Love and Other Drugs’ - Ed Zwick doesn’t want to seem like a pill, but he’s on a rant against the pharmaceutical industry in his latest movie, “Love and Other Drugs.” On the surface, it’s your typical romantic-comedy, much like Zwick’s 1986 directorial debut, “About Last Night.” But look beneath the oft-bared skin of stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Anne Hathaway and you’ll see some of the naked truths about the pharmaceutical industry. By Al Alexander, The Patriot Ledger.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment/x96440785/Director-Ed-Zwick-digs-into-pharmaceutical-industry-in-Love-and-Other-Drugs

 

 

 

 

DECEMBER SUDOKU: Sudoku puzzles 890-917 for December are available for download. Previous puzzles are linked to in this file.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/puzzles/x291606248/Sudoku-puzzles-890-917-December-puzzles

 

 

More in movies and music at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment

 

 

--OPINIONS--

 

O'MAHONEY CARTOON: Happy Thanksgiving. By O’Mahoney, The Patriot Ledger.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions/cartoons/x1768159059/OMahoney-cartoon-Happy-Thanksgiving

 

EDITORIAL: The TSA crosses a line - After a long, divisive campaign, Americans have found something they can agree on: The TSA has gone too far. By MetroWest Daily News.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions/editorials/x1966814844/Editorial-The-TSA-crosses-a-line

 

JERRY MOORE: 'Straight Pride' T-shirts warn gay students -- Earlier this month, St. Charles North High School’s Gay-Straight Alliance observed Ally Week. Three students wore T-shirts with “Straight Pride” on the front. They had the biblical passage Leviticus 20:13 on the back, declaring that people who engage in homosexual activity should be put to death. By Jerry Moore/ Suburban Life Publication (Ill.)
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/education/x1768159130/Jerry-Moore-Straight-Pride-T-shirts-warn-gay-students

 

More columns and cartoons at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions

 

 

--BUSINESS/AUTO--

 

BIZ BITS: Cyber Monday tips for safe shopping - Weekly business rail, with shopping tips from the BBB, deciphering the technical lingo when buying a new TV and more. By GHNS.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x96441174/Biz-Bits-Black-Friday-and-Cyber-Monday-tips-for-safe-shopping
* Column is moving early because of Thanksgiving.

 

DAVE RAMSEY: College kids don’t need new cars - Weekly financial Q&A, with advice on getting a new car and taking money out of a thrift savings account. By Dave Ramsey, GHNS columnist.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x96441385/Dave-Ramsey-College-kids-don-t-need-new-cars
* Column is moving early because of Thanksgiving.

 

CHECKOUT LANE: Many cool options for skiers - Skis have become a marvel of technology, and picking the right pair can be a complicated process. Shoppers should at least learn the basics to finding the right fit before they buy. By Ashlee Fairey, The Patriot Ledger.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business/x1384134850/Checkout-Lane-Many-cool-options-for-skiers
* Localization tip: Talk to ski experts in your area and include or swap out their advice. Also list ski shops in your area.

 

MAKING CENTS: Inflation needs to be understood - Discussions around the topic of inflation have been rather muted in the past decade. It's no wonder, because the consumer price index has been relatively flat during that period. Recent quantitative-easing decisions by U.S. policy makers have made Americans a bit more concerned about the possibility of future inflation. By John P. Napolitano, The Patriot Ledger.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business/x1743696424/Making-Cents-Inflation-needs-to-be-understood

 

NATIONAL ECONOMY: Economy moving in right direction -- Though the economy hasn’t been much to celebrate the past couple of years, this week’s traditional start to the holiday shopping season may bring a bit of cheer. By Joe Sinopoli / Suburban Life Publications
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business/x1768159357/Economy-moving-in-right-direction

 

SHOESTRING LIVING: Let good character determine how you spend and give - I’ll admit I’ve spent more than a few hours during my lifetime daydreaming about winning a big lottery jackpot. I’ve imagined the surge of adrenaline through my body as I read off the last of the winning numbers; thought about the fun my husband and I would have telling family and friends; relished the plans we’d make to share our good fortune. Statistics show that winning the lottery does not always bring happiness. Here’s how those of us yet to win can remain fiscally grounded and show our good character each and every day. By Molly Logan Anderson, GHNS columnist.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/family/x2106469784/Shoestring-Living-Let-good-character-determine-how-you-spend-and-give

 

More in business at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business

 

 

--SPORTS--

 

NFL QUICK SHOTS: Considine makes another big play to save Jaguars – Last week, Sean Considine forced a fumble that led to Jacksonville’s game-winning Hail Mary TD pass. Sunday, Considine’s interception with five seconds left clinched a 24-20 win over Jacksonville. The former Byron star recently lost his starting safety spot for the Jaguars (6-4), but has helped keep them in the playoff race with big plays in the dime package when Jacksonville goes with six defensive backs. By Matt Trowbridge, Rockford Register Star.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x2078294577/NFL-Quick-Shots-Considine-makes-another-big-play-to-save-Jaguars