GateHouse News Service national budget 3.29.12

GateHouse News Service national budget 3.29.12


Contacts: Lisa Glowinski, (217) 816-3343,

Michael Toeset, 630-835-8870,





EASTER: Story ideas, callout coming for Easter


STORY IDEA: Would you still work if you won $500 million?





NASCAR PAGE: Logano, Truex Jr. off to surprising starts


SALUTE TO NURSES: Tab and broadsheet sections with content on employment outlook, education


KIDZBUZZ: Learn about Cesar Chavez


-- NOTE: GHNS will syndicate this callout to your carousel and Local Loop sections starting April 1


DISASTER PREP QUARTER PAGE: 5 ways to be ready for nasty weather


OUTDOOR LIVING: How to introduce kids to fishing, tips for turkey season, prepare now for the fall hunt


APRIL FAMILY: Simple and cheap spring activities for the family, making the most of your next road trip, an organic dinner recipe for Earth Day


OPEN HOUSE WEEKEND PAGE: For the National Association of Realtors' nationwide event April 28-29


SPRING HOME & GARDEN: Tips for the first-time vegetable gardener, upgrade ideas for your floors and bath, dozens of landscaping tips





Red Hat Rises on Strong Quarter, Buyback


More in business at





FAMILY MATTERS: Identifying feelings is important for everyone - How we communicate impacts every relationship. Those who learn to identify their feelings and express themselves through words are more successful, with higher self-confidence, than those who act upon their emotions. By Diana Boggia, Canton, Ohio.


MARKETTA GREGORY: Time for some spiritual spring cleaning - In the spring, it seems like God tucks away the long, dreary winter and then instructs all of creation to show off for us. I think of it as nature's fireworks. By Marketta Gregory, GHNS.


RELIGION NEWS: Chaplains speak on faith in prison -- weekly Religion News with new research on religion in prisons, "Heaven is Here: An Incredible Story of Hope, Triumph and Everyday Joy" by Stephanie Nielson and more. GHNS


INTERIORS: Have a laundry room awash in color -- Do you like to do laundry? For most of us, it's a necessary evil, but with a little bit of organization, you can make your laundry room a fun-looking place and help yourself accomplish your chores more easily. Rosemary Sadez Friedmann /Scripps Howard News Service


HOMEFIX: Clearing the deck for a new one -- Q: I purchased a home with a large wooden deck that has become an expensive maintenance nightmare over the years. The flooring is twisted with large cracks to the wood, and the railing is loose and dangerous. I plan on removing all of the old deck and replacing it to its original design. Dwight Barnett/ Scripps Howard News Service


HOME STYLE Create bookcase displays bound to please -- When I design bookcase displays, my mission is to craft a visually gripping scene that spotlights a collection of items, each of which helps tell the story of the people who own them. To do so, I often use different combinations of these four elements: Mary Carol Garrity/ Scripps Howard News Service


More in lifestyles at





STAY TUNED: Getting physical with 'Nikita' - In 2010 in the opening sequence of the first episode of “Nikita,” Maggie Q is wearing a slinky bathing suit while fighting bad guys. Really? She’s so thin that I’m pretty sure they could just blow on her and run away. In the second episode, she’s wearing more clothes but they mostly consist of skintight leggings. This only seems to emphasize that her legs are about the same size as her arms. Fast forward to 2012 and Nikita version 2.0 is the same. Still rail thin. Still kicking butt. Still making it hard to suspend my disbelief. By Melissa Crawley, GHNS.


WRATH REVIEW: Movie review: ‘Wrath of the Titans’ will make you mad - Moviegoers should stay far, far away from “Wrath of the Titans,” the sequel to 2010’s “Clash of the Titans,” which was a remake of 1981’s “Clash of the Titans.” By Bob Tremblay, MetroWest, Mass.

* Facebook idea: Ask fans if they plan to see this film.


LIAM NEESON: Liam Neeson is king in 'Wrath of the Titans' - When he’s playing the Greek god Zeus, as he did in “Clash of the Titans,” and does again in “Wrath of the Titans,” Liam Neeson gives us a towering, sometimes glowering character, albeit one wracked with angst over family problems. In person, he’s still towering – standing at 6-foot-4 – but he’s a soft-spoken, laid-back dude, boasting a lilting Irish accent. "Wrath of the Titans" opens Friday. By Ed Symkus, The Patriot Ledger.


BOOK NOTES: 'The American Way of Eating' - Why is it so hard to eat well, journalist Tracie McMillan wondered. Good food, such as the produce America grows in abundance, is relatively expensive even though only 14 cents of each dollar spent on produce ends up back on the farm it came from. By Rae Francoeur, Cape Ann, Mass.


FARR SIDE: Elton John still has it - Elton John, who turns 65 on Sunday, proved last week he can still rock — Crocodile style. By David T. Farr, Sturgis, Mich.


More in entertainment at





GRANLUND CARTOON: Mild weather and bugs -- Granlund on the mild winter. GHNS


More in opinions at





MAKING CENTS: Take care with your rollover decisions - As financial professionals, we toss around terms that prompt people to wonder what language we're speaking. One such term is the word "rollover." It has many uses, but for today we'll focus on its relation to your retirement-plan assets. By John P. Napolitano, The Patriot Ledger.


More in business at