GateHouse News Service National Budget
For 11/26/10 editions
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Michael Toeset is off today.
POLL IDEA: Will you watch the royal wedding?
BEST OF THE WEEK
KIDZBUZZ PAGE: Celebrate Rosa Parks
PRO FOOTBALL WEEKLY PAGES: Week 12 previews
NASCAR WRAPUP PAGE: Jimmie Johnson does it again
-- NOTE: This is the last NASCAR page of the season. Weekly pages return in February.
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
HOLIDAY CONTENT: Gift Guide, Songbook, TV page and last-minute gift ideas page
Find the full year's niche schedule here
KITCHEN CALL: How to sell your Thanksgiving leftovers -- The phrase “it’s all in the marketing” finds a unique application this week. My marketing strategy when it comes to Thanksgiving leftovers: repurpose, redesign, recombine, rearrange, and re-title. By Linda Bassett / North Shore Sunday
WOOD ON WORDS: Get your ‘fix' -- A common explanation for the lack of progress on a problem is that there’s no “quick fix.” Actually, there’s ample evidence that our problem-solvers resort to quick fixes much too often. By Barry Wood/ GO.RRSTAR.COM
ELIZABETH DAVIES: ‘12 Days of Christmas’ — for mom -- So, for all the moms for whom the best part of Christmas can’t be wrapped in a box, I offer the mom’s version of that classic song, “The Twelve Days of Christmas.” It’s clearly no match for the original, but still a good summary of December for mothers everywhere. By Elizabeth Davies/ GO.RRSTAR.COM
MURPHY'S LAW: Something to really be thankful for this year -- A lady on the other end of the line told me that a man and little girl had hit a telephone pole in her yard and, though they were basically OK, the truck had been totaled and they were both shaken up.?Suddenly, all the preparations for Thanksgiving seemed trivial and meaningless. Our Marissa had been in an accident! By Barbara Murphy/ mineraldailynewstribune
RELIGION NEWS: Surviving the holidays with grief or divorce -- the weekly religion news with items on holiday grief and divorce seminars, “Heaven is for Real: A Little Boy's Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back,” the accomplishments of John Wycliffe and more. By GateHouse News Service
LOOKING UP: Stars only once in a thousand years - I read an article long ago that asked the question, “What if the stars only appeared once every thousand years?” The idea was put forth by the poet Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882). By Peter Becker, Hawley (Pa.) News Eagle.
ASK DOG LADY: What’s dog etiquette in Paris? - Weekly canine Q&A, with advice on Parisian dogs and providing water for traveling dogs. By Monica Collins, GHNS columnist.
LOST IN SUBURBIA: The good, the bad and the ‘Uggly’ - It’s not that I don’t think Uggs are incredibly comfortable boots. It’s just that I view them as the fashion equivalent of outdoor bedroom slippers. I know there are a lot of women who love Uggs, and I have nothing against their choice of footwear, but I prefer not to blend in with the girls in middle school, or to look I have bear paws for feet, or look like I could live in an igloo and go by the name “Nanook.” By Tracy Beckerman, GHNS columnist.
DR. MURRAY FEINGOLD: Take care with medicine -- When a medication becomes old, it also becomes weaker, and that is why the expiration date is usually a year after it is prescribed. Find out how to properly dispose of your drugs and keep a clean medicine cabinet.
REEL DEAL: 'Harry Potter' gets dark -- The behemoth that is the Harry Potter franchise rolls into the first half of the final chapter with a darker, colder edge than we’ve seen in any of the past films. Gone are the magic and merriment of Hogwarts and even the pretense that this is in any way a film for the younger set. By Robert McCune/ The Independent (Oh.)
MOVIE MAN: Gift ideas for film fans -- Now that the Christmas shopping season is officially under way, I thought I’d toss out a few ideas for the movie fan on your list. Here's what to get for the independent film fan, the horror film fan and the cult movie fan. By Will Pfeifer/ GO.RRSTAR.COM
MOVIE PREVIEW: December movie preview – Marital strife, foreign intrigue and violent fantasies are all the rage this December, as Hollywood empties its bag of holiday gifts. Just don’t expect much harmony and cheer under the tree. By Al Alexander, The Patriot Ledger.
BOOK NOTES: 'The Long Run,' by Matt Long - Matt Long’s remarkable story of endurance, “The Long Run: A New York City Firefighter’s Triumphant Comeback from Crash Victim to Elite Athlete,” is right up there with Lance Armstrong’s graphic cancer-survivor story “It’s Not About the Bike: My Journey Back to Life.” By Rae Francoeur, Cape Ann (Mass.) Beacon.
5 THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND: Here are five things to do this Thanksgiving weekend.
* Localization tip: This file works best localized since there generally are quite a few local happenings this weekend. List things like ice rinks that are open, hot shopping spots, Christmas tree farms, hay rides, etc.
Movies reviews of "Tangled," "Love and Other Drugs," "Burlesque" and "Faster" at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment
Business / ag
HOLIDAY CHARITY: Farmers donate grain for cause -- Meghan Grebner was “really sick” a few years ago. In place of sending her a bill, the specialist who had treated her sent her a note that said, “Just pay it forward.” Grebner started the Harvest for the Holidays program, which collects donated grain bushels from farmers, sells them and donates the proceeds to charity. By Ken Harris/ Pekin Daily Times (Ill.)
ERIC P. BLOOM: Getting permission to hire - Getting permission to hire is often the hardest part of the hiring process, particularly in today’s economy. Gaining this permission is so difficult because most of the factors used to make the decision are outside your control as a manager. By Eric P. Bloom, GHNS columnist.
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.
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.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL NATION: Wisconsin an anomaly in today’s game - Nothing in football is more impressive than the imposition of will, and nothing epitomizes the imposition of will more than running the ball down the throat of the opposition when the opposition knows exactly what’s coming. By Eric Avidon, MetroWest Daily News.
National budget 11.26.10
GateHouse News Service National Budget