GateHouse News Service National Budget 11.25.11
GateHouse News Service National Budget 11.25.11
Contacts: Lisa Glowinski is off today
Michael Toeset, 630-835-8870, firstname.lastname@example.org
WEEKEND COUPON MATERIALS
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WAKE-UP CALL: Ask readers about their favorite holiday movie.
DESIGN: Check out these fine pages from November.
PRO FOOTBALL WEEKLY PAGES: A look at Week 12
KIDZBUZZ: Have fun indoors with a puppet show
KIDS' LETTERS TO SANTA CALLOUT: http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/reader_callouts/x505718367/Reader-callout-Kids-letters-to-Santa
DECEMBER RADARFROG PRODUCTS: Save on holiday decor, grocery bills
-- Page: http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x1739513095/December-RadarFrog-page-Deck-the-Halls
-- Coupon book: http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x1805330160/December-RadarFrog-coupon-book-Cut-Food-Waste-and-Save
*NOTE: This is the last coupon book GHNS will produce
2011 YEAR IN REVIEW PAGE: The national, world events that shaped the year
DECEMBER FAMILY: Cookie recipes for parties or gifts, tips for a family-friendly New Year's Eve party and ideas for winter break activities
BAG FEES: Bill Takes Aim at Baggage Fees
WARREN BUFFETT: Buffett's Shopping Spree Goes Global
APPLE SALE: Apple Unveils Black Friday Discounts
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GO GREEN: Follow the link to see the full list of December Go Green stories. NOTE: These are the last Go Green-specific items from GateHouse News Service.
LOOKING UP: Stars come in a wide variety - Stars are not really “living” though astronomers often refer to their formation as being born, and their conclusion as “death” or “dying out.” They don’t really shine forever, though we’re not about to run out of stars any time soon. While many stars are found in various forms of grand finale - whether fading out as a dim dwarf star like a cooling ember, inflating as a nebulous halo or in rare cases blowing to smithereens, evidence abounds that they stars are being fashioned all the time. By Peter Becker, Hawley, Pa.
TREASURES: 'Hot Lips' sofa could get some love at auction - Because of the movie and television versions of "MASH," the term "Hot Lips" is one that is familiar to many. But this "Studio 65 Bocca lip sofa" certainly qualifies as an entirely different kind of "Hot Lips." By Helaine Fendelman and Joe Rosson, Scripps Howard.
GARDENER: Putting your garden to bed for the winter - Getting the garden put to bed for winter can really save some effort next year. Finishing up any harvesting, cleaning up dead plant material, tidying the mess and disarray, and packing away things you won't need during the winter help prepare everything to be ready for spring. By Joe Lamp’l, Scripps Howard.
More in lifestyles at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle
SEASON'S SCREENINGS: Hollywood loads up on end-of-year Oscar bait - It’s officially Christmas season, and Hollywood is coming bearing gifts in all shapes and sizes. You name it; our cinematic Santa has got it: sequels, remakes and even an original idea or two. By Al Alexander, The Patriot Ledger.
KENT BUSH: It's time for Christmas movies - Thanksgiving has come and gone, and you consumed far too many carbs to have any interest in getting off the couch. Luckily, now is the appropriate time to begin watching Christmas movies. By Kent Bush, Augusta, Kan.
MOVIE MAN: 'Rushmore' is true comedy classic - “Rushmore” didn’t make much of an impact when it hit theaters back in 1998. Critics loved it, but it earned exactly zero Oscar nominations. And though it attracted a dedicated (if small) audience, it never came close to cracking the $100 million barrier. By Will Pfeifer, Rockford, Ill.
AUTHOR INTERVIEW: The Readers' Writers: Best-selling author Terri DuLong - Terri DuLong wasn't raised in literary circles, never obtained a degree in English or literature. Instead, she married young and had three children, only to later divorce, and later still, find love and remarry. To support herself and her children, Terri went to college and eventually became a registered nurse. She didn't write books, she read them, and, as many of us do, wondered what being a writer might be like. By DA Kentner, Freeport, Ill.
* Facebook idea: Ask readers if they like DuLong’s work.
READERS GUIDE: 'How America Fell Behind in the World' – A look at a handful of new books. By Susie Stooksbury, Oak Ridge, Tenn.
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PHILIP MADDOCKS: Deficit panel faces a rift over who ought to pay for Senator Kyl’s drink - The second-ranking Senate Republican declared on Wednesday that the work of a special Congressional committee on deficit reduction will not end officially until a bipartisan accord is reached on who should pick up the tab for his mojito at the P.O.V. Roof Terrace and Lounge on 15th Street. By Philip Maddocks, MetroWest, Mass.
MICHAEL WINSHIP: Newt Gingrich’s Capitol gains - Those who have anted up for non-lobbyist Newt Gingrich’s advice include GE, IBM, Microsoft, Growth Energy and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. By Michael Winship, Messenger Post, N.Y.
JARED OLAR: What’s in a name? Maybe not what you think - Someone actually made a movie based on the modern conspiracy theory that William Shakespeare’s plays were in fact the work of Edward de Vere, Earl of Oxford, writing under a pen-name. I’m almost, but not quite, curious to find out how Roland Emmerich’s “Anonymous” attempts to explain how Oxford, who died in 1604, managed to write the last 10 or so plays that virtually all Shakespeare scholars say were written after 1604. By Jared Olar, Pekin, Ill.
EDITORIAL: Nothing super about deficit reduction panel - To the surprise of few Americans and the chagrin of many, the Congressional “supercommittee” failed to save the day. The supercommittee, which was supposed to represent the best and brightest minds in Congress, ended its deliberations in a deadlock Monday. By Herald News, Mass.
EDITORIAL: People will disappoint - Those who create heroes out of mortals are destined for disappointment. As the populace strains to wrap their collective heads around the scenario of Penn State and Jerry Sandusky and the decade-old accusations of sexual misconduct, and the evolving criminal and civil matters garnering front-page headlines, they are left bewildered. By Hannibal, Mo.
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ERIC P. BLOOM: Managers and knowledge workers work in different time chunks - As managers, we work in 30-minute and 60-minute time frames. That is to say, our schedules tend to be filled with half-hour and one-hour meetings. We learn how to efficiently move from topic to topic, conference room to conference room, and committee to committee. Our hands on work, such as answering emails, writing performance reviews, writing status reports are also done in 30- and 60-minute timeframes because we work on them between meetings. By Eric P. Bloom, GHNS.
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