GateHouse News Service National Budget 12.30.10
GateHouse News Service National Budget 12.30.10
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LLOYD GARVER NOTICE: Please note that columnist Lloyd Garver is taking a leave of absence, and his column will not appear in the immediate future.
WAKE UP CALL: What will cost you more money in 2011?
BEST OF GHNEWSROOM: GHNewsroom’s top 10 blog posts of 2010.
POLL IDEA: What will the economy be like in 2011?
KIDZBUZZ PAGE: Ben Franklin.
PFW: Week 17 pages.
NEW YEAR’S CALLOUT: Ask for New Year’s photos from readers.
GO GREEN: Click here to see January Go Green stories.
TAX PREP PAGE: How the new tax bill affects you
WINTER WEIGHT PAGE: Slim down with 10 tips on diet, exercise
MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY PAGE: Key dates toward Dr. King's goal
BEST OF 2010 CALLOUT: Get readers' stories from the past year
JANUARY FAMILY: Stories on sledding safety, cabin fever cures and comfort food twists
Find 2011's niche schedule here: http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/2011nicheschedule
YEAR IN REVIEW PAGE ELEMENTS: http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1167184816/2010-in-review-Page-elements
FAKE 2010: The year that wasn't: The top (fake) stories from 2010 - Columnist Peter Chianca revisits some of the top stories from 2010, the way they should have happened. (And, in some cases, almost did.) By Peter Chianca, North Shore Sunday.
LUCKY FOOD: Eating for luck on New Year’s Eve - There is no credibility in “lucky” New Year’s Eve cooking. None. Of course, don’t confuse us with the facts. We all believe in certain superstitions and fear to ignore them. By Jim Hillibish, Canton Repository.
CASSEROLE: Trading Post: Greet the new year with a breakfast casserole - Try a breakfast casserole during the holiday season. By Kathryn Rem, State Journal-Register.
FAD DIETS: A look back at diet fads that didn't work - Losing weight has been at the top of everyone’s New Year’s Resolution list for at least a couple of hundred years. Best advice? Eat less and exercise more and forget about the fad diets and gimmicks we already know don’t work. By The Patriot Ledger.
CHARITA GOSHAY: Here’s hoping for a decade of unprecedented boredom - They say those who don’t learn from history are doomed to repeat it. Let’s hope we’ve learned something, if only how to use “Google” as a verb. I don’t think we could stand another decade of a host of people, places and things that gave us indigestion in the last decade. By Charita Goshay, Canton Repository.
FARR SIDE: The top 10 albums of '10 - David T. Farr picks his top 10 albums of the year, naming Bruno Mars' album No. 1. By David T. Farr, Sturgis (Mich.) Journal.
See more year-end content at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/holidays_seasonal/new_year
GATEHOUSE BOARD MEMBER ON TV SHOW: GateHouse Media board member to appear on ‘Undercover Boss’ - It’s not always smooth sailing for Norwegian Cruise Line CEO and GateHouse Media board member Kevin Sheehan when he goes undercover on two of the line’s cruise ships this Sunday at 9 p.m. EST on the CBS TV show “Undercover Boss.” By AnneMarie Mathews, Norwegian Cruise Line.
BOILING POINT: Party disasters to avoid - It’s a party, it’s a fire, it’s Willie Nelson on the roof. Learn from my mistakes. By Jim Hillibish, Canton Repository.
LOOKING UP: Meteors, planets mark cold winter nights - January 2011 arrives with a brief but intense meteor shower visible the night of January 3-4. Known as the Quadrantids, more than 100 meteors an hour have been seen, some years. You will see the most well after midnight. By Peter Becker, Hawley (Pa.) News Eagle.
More in lifestyles at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle
JAMES LEE BURKE: An Interview with author James Lee Burke - In an electronic age teeming with authors seeking fortune like the gold miners of yesteryear, James Lee Burke stands as not just the inspiration, but the aspiration of many. Yet few will come to understand that within Burke is the true nature, the true heart, of a writer. By DA Kentner, Freeport Journal-Standard.
5 THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND: This week, party it up on New Year’s Eve and then relax on the weekend by watching parades, football games and more.
* Localization tip: This file should be localized as much as possible by listing hot spots in town to celebrate New Year’s Eve, any New Year’s Day activities in town, etc.
See more entertainment content in our year-end section (see above).
More in movies and music at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment
GRANLUND CARTOON: Brett Favre fined. By Dave Granlund, GHNS cartoonist.
O'MAHONEY CARTOON: LBJ and Obama war stories. By O’Mahoney, The Patriot Ledger.
More columns and cartoons at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions
DAVE RAMSEY: Wife has house fever - Weekly financial Q&A, with advice on buying a house and rules on opening a business. By Dave Ramsey, GHNS columnist.
BIZ BITS: Five questions you need to ask about IRAs - Weekly business rail, with IRA tips, BBB tips on returning gifts and more. By GHNS.
MAKING CENTS: Plan now for tax returns due in April - If you are looking to save some money on your taxes this year, there are only two business days left to shape what your 2010 tax return will look like next April. By John P. Napolitano, The Patriot Ledger.
CHECKOUT LANE: Let usage determine ice skate quality - If you plan on spending some serious time on the ice this winter, a good pair of skates will serve you well. By Shaunna Gately, The Patriot Ledger.
* Localization tip: Talk to ice skate pros in your area, and add or swap out their quotes and information. You also could list any skate shops and rinks in your area.
ERIC P. BLOOM: Contractor-to-employee conversions – There are many occasions when it makes sense to bring in a temporary employee on a contractual basis. The reason may be that someone is on maternity leave, you may have a seasonal business or you may be converting to a new computer system and simply need more hands for a month or two. Then, when their task is complete, you let them go as planned. Sometimes, however, you decide that you really like this person and decide to convert them from a contractor to a permanent employee. By Eric P. Bloom, GHNS columnist.
More columns and cartoons at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business
OAK DUKE: Success on the last day of the season - The winter's sun was setting on the tail end of the last hours of the deer season. And it's shooting light had only a couple hours left when my truck pulled off the dirt road. The final day of the final archery and muzzleloader season had arrived, just a couple days before Christmas. By Oak Duke, Wellsville Daily Reporter.
OAK DUKE: Deer studies throw light on breeding times - Science continually delves into the mysteries of our wildlife, but we seem to still have a long way to go before we have anything approaching a consensus of opinion or agreement even among researchers, let along hunters and those of us most interested in nature. By Oak Duke, Wellsville Daily Reporter.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL NATION: Rose Bowl is the game to watch - There’s the normal slew of New Year’s Day games, which always make the first of the year one of the great days on the calendar, but there’s one that goes beyond the norm. Tomorrow, there’s a tipping point, a battle between two of the acknowledged best teams in the nation that will carry weight well beyond the norm. The Rose Bowl - between Wisconsin and TCU - will have repercussions. By Eric Avidon, MetroWest Daily News.
FANTASY FOOTBALL: Pick Six Weekly: Enough is enough, and it’s time for a change - This year I finally cracked. There’s time for a change in fantasy football. By Joey Baskerville, Freeport Journal-Standard.
NFL QUICK SHOTS: Tom Brady is the best, but he pads his stats on tiny TD passes - As I’ve written before, the Tom Brady vs. Peyton Manning debate is over. If it didn’t end when Manning threw a game-losing pick-six in the final minutes of last year’s Super Bowl, it ended with Brady’s 109.8 passer rating in 2010 without Randy Moss or much of a defense. But … By Matt Trowbridge, Rockford Register Star.
More in sports at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/sports