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STORY IDEA: Obama's health care case goes before Supreme Court
HOW TO: Small staff finds video success
EDITING WORDS: Trayvon Martin story another lesson in stereotypes
SALUTE TO NURSES: Tab and broadsheet sections with content on employment outlook, education
KIDZBUZZ: Learn about Cesar Chavez
EASTER PHOTOS CALLOUT: http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/reader_callouts/x713432084/Reader-callout-Easter-photos
-- 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
SPAM PROFITS: Junk mail folders can't contain spam profits: The few, naive folks who fall for spam solicitations are enough to fuel a multimillion-dollar business. By Joe Mont, The Street
More from The Street at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business/
HEALTH CARE SUPREME COURT: 5 things to know about the health care case - The U.S. Supreme Court is holding hearings on President Barack Obama’s 2010 health care reform laws. Here are five things to know about it. By GHNS.
* Poll idea: Ask readers if they think the health care law will be declared unconstitutional or if it will stand.
HOME HELP: Spring entertaining -- Weekly Home Help with last-minute entertainment tips, a home-selling tip, how to make money on your old clothes and more. GHNS
ON COMPUTERS: Screaming at screen savers? Shut ’em off -- The screen saver got off to a rocky start, and has continued to be a computer program that generates as many screams as it does screens. The controversy has returned. Jim Hillibish/ Canton (Ohio) Repository
HEARING AIDS: Now hear this: More people could use hearing aids -- The study by Johns Hopkins researchers Dr. Frank Lin and Dr. Wade Chien showed that, of the estimated 26.7 million Americans age 50 and older with hearing loss, only about 1 in 7 use a hearing aid. Ann Pierceall / The State Journal-Register (Ill.)
MOROCCO: Getaway: Adventure to Morocco -- This past fall, I spent an exciting three weeks in Morocco, a land filled with history, fabulous food, incredible scenery, warm and friendly people, and a little bit of mystery. Charlotte Temple/ MetroWest Daily News (Mass.)
LORETTA LAROCHE: Society needs to tone down sexuality -- It seems that we’re surrounded by commercials that tout products that are supposed to make us look and feel sexy and hot, hot, hot! That used to mean you needed a cool drink and a fan. Now if you’re hot, you’re sizzling, oozing with sexuality. The Patriot Ledger (Mass.)
SHOESTRING LIVING: Beat the gas pump blues - Have you seen the prices at the pump lately? What am I thinking - of course you have! This new and continually climbing price we’re paying for gasoline is beyond imagination. I still clearly remember filling up for less than $20, and that wasn’t so long ago. Current prices have me seriously considering where I go and how often, to save myself any unnecessary trips for more liquid gold. By Molly Logan Anderson, GHNS.
* Localization: Ask readers to share tips on how they save gas.
JEFF VRABEL: Batman is alive and well and living in Slovakia - So obviously everyone wishes that Batman was real, that both our valuable streets, as well as those in Detroit, could be kept safe by some crazy-pants vigilante with a black-metal baritone and a wellspring of dark psychological horrors he took out on Antarctic-themed umbrella-packing supervillains. For Real Amateur Batman Action you have to go to — wait for it —OH YES THIS SAYS SLOVAKIA. By Jeff Vrabel, GHNS.
More in health and family at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle
O'MAHONEY CARTOON: On Mitt Romney and Republicans. By O'Mahoney , The Patriot Ledger.
LICCAR CARTOON: The real Hunger Games. By Joe Liccar, Independence, Mo.
WENDY J. MURPHY: Obama’s meddling in Trayvon case only fuels racial tensions -- Clearly not worried about embarrassing himself again, as when he declared that Cambridge police acted “stupidly” by arresting a black Harvard professor, Obama interrupted a relatively insignificant White House press event to answer an obviously planned-out question about Trayvon Martin with an even more obviously planned-out response. The Patriot Ledger (Mass.)
*Poll idea: Was it OK for President Barack Obama to comment on the Trayvon Martin case?
RICK HOLMES: Politics, justice and suicide -- Administering justice is difficult, complicated work. Put a tragic chain of events in a criminal courtroom, with the whole world watching, and the task gets harder still. MetroWest Daily News (Mass.)
More in columns and cartoons at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions
AUTO BITS: Small repairs now can save you money, time - Click the link below for the weekly auto rail, with car checkup tips, Car Q&A with Junior Damato and more. Or check out related stories. By GHNS.
* Localization tip: You can do a Q&A with a local mechanic, or have a mechanic (or mechanics) provide you with a tip of the week.
GREG ZYLA: A little Buick history - Q: Greg, I’ve read in your columns that you and your grandfather owned Buicks. When did Buick begin operations? I, too, have been a Buick lover and owner all my life. By Greg Zyla, GHNS.
SILVIO CALABI: Subaru’s 2012 Impreza - less is more - The farther north one travels in New England, the more Subarus there are. In fact, along with pickup trucks, mommy minivans and senior-citizen Buicks, the Subaru wagon is a staple, especially in pea-soup green. And why not? Subies are practical, thrifty, long-lived, go-anywhere, low-maintenance vehicles; if at first they’re sometimes easy to overlook, the longer we know them, the more they impress. Does this not also describe the natives of, say, Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont? By Silvio Calabi, GHNS.
More in tech and finance at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business
National budget 3.26.12
GateHouse News Service National Budget