GateHouse News Service National Budget 11.21.11
GateHouse News Service National Budget 11.21.11
Contacts: Lisa Glowinski, 217-816-3343, firstname.lastname@example.org
Michael Toeset, 630-835-8870, email@example.com
WEEKEND COUPON MATERIALS
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HOLIDAY NOTE: GHNS will not be staffed on Thanksgiving but will be on Friday. If you need immediate assistance on the holiday, submit a Zendesk support ticket or call GHNS editor Lisa Glowinski at 217-816-3343.
WAKE UP CALL!: How should businesses manage Thanksgiving-Day workers?
BEST OF THE DAY: Event advance CPJ works every time
DAVID ARKIN: Romenesko should have attributed, but Poynter mismanaged situation
KIDZBUZZ: A Thanksgiving craft
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
MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY PAGE: 5 things to know about his new memorial
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
HEWLETT-PACKARD: Can Meg Whitman save HP? -- HP is set to announce fourth-quarter earnings after the bell on Monday. Can new CEO Meg Whitman turn around the PC maker? By Olivia Oran, The Street
DEBT SUPERCOMMITTEE: The coming week -- Debt talks in Washington may add to jitters about Europe in the coming week, but investors disagree on whether the market really cares. By Chao Deng, The Street
FACEBOOK: Facebook's value declines in private shares market -- The social network giant's vaulation fell to $75 billion from $80 billion last month. By Olivia Oran, The Street
Find more news from The Street at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business
THANKSGIVING CONTENT: Callout, page recipes and more
HEALTH WATCH: Toddlers and TV -- weekly Health Watch on how television affects toddlers, cholesterol screening for kids, quitting smoking and more. GHNS
LORETTA LAROCHE: Parting with what you don’t use makes sense - Columnist Loretta LaRoche says her mother set a good example when she, as she got older, got rid of stuff she no longer needed. By Loretta LaRoche, The Patriot Ledger.
PETER CHIANCA: 30 reasons to be thankful, sort of - Some years back I kicked off an annual Thanksgiving-week tradition of listing reasons why people should be thankful. I figured that by 2011 compiling the list would be extremely easy, given that we’d all be millionaires traveling by jetpack. By Peter Chianca, north of Boston.
* Ask readers to send in their similarly toned thankful list.
HOMEFIX: DIY electrical repairs are not a good idea -- Q: I was changing the light switch in my bedroom to a dimmer switch and got quite a shock. I had turned off all the power to the bedroom. When I removed the switch and touched one of the wires, I received a shock. How is that possible when the power is turned off? Dwight Barnett/ Scripps Howard News Service
GARDENER WITHIN: Perennial bulbs give gardens a rainbow hue -- What's hard to take is when all that effort results in only one season's worth of beautiful flowers. Here are some tips to get a rainbow of color from your perennial bulbs next spring, and keep them healthy and producing for a long time to come. Scripps Howard News Service
ASK THE PLUMBER: What can you expect to pay for a standby generator? -- Q: I enjoy your column, and over the summer I found your story on standby generators interesting. But I did not follow through on your recommendation to look into them further, especially if your house has a sump pump to control basement water. Ed Del Grande/ Scripps Howard News Service
More in lifestyles at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle
GRANLUND CARTOON: Cops and crowd control -- Dave Granlund on the excessive force used by police recently when dealing with crowd control and peaceful demonstrators. GHNS
KEVIN FRISCH: Woody Allen explores love, death and a solid work ethic -- Allen’s output comes in for a rare close look this month with the broadcast of an “American Masters” documentary on PBS. It’s a timely tribute, coming as it does on the heels of what has been the durable filmmaker’s most successful movie: this summer’s “Midnight in Paris.” Messenger Post (N.Y.)
* Facebook idea: Post this story on Facebook and ask readers which Woody Allen movie is their favorite.
RICK HOLMES: Craisin credited for saving cranberry business -- Not long ago, both Ocean Spray and Makepeace were in trouble. Cranberry prices fell from $80 a barrel to $12 a barrel in two years. Small growers were going out of business. Enter the Craisin –– commercials featuring guys hip-deep in the cranberry bogs –– and the introduction of American cranberries to the world. The MetroWest Daily News (Mass.)
BILL KNIGHT: ‘Super Committee’ hints at bipartisan betrayal -- As the deadline approaches this week for the deficit reduction recommendations from Congress’ Super Committee, hope is dwindling for a meaningful approach of shared sacrifice, which means raising taxes on those who can afford them as well as belt-tightening for the rest of us. Pekin Daily Times (Ill.)
GARY BROWN: Basketball fans need pre-season training -- I was standing near one end of the court during a pre-game warm-up when a basketball ricocheted off the rim and came flying toward me. OK, it didn’t come flying; it came bouncing. It wasn’t even bouncing very fast. Actually, by the time it got to me, it was barely airborne. Canton (Ohio) Repository
JEFF VRABEL: How did Congress get a 9 percent approval rating?! - Last week a Washington Post poll revealed that the United States Congress currently enjoys a nationwide approval rating of 9 percent. That is 9 percent, as in one integer, as in Very Close To Zero, as in if you asked "Do you approve of the job Congress is doing?" to a group of zinfandel-sipping monkeys with typewriters in a warehouse in Des Moines, they would all say "Heavens to Betsy no Dear God no not at all are you NUTS?," because monkeys are actually pretty smart. By Jeff Vrabel, GHNS.
KENT BUSH: Republican Rorschach test - The Republican candidates for this election aren’t actually running for president. They are part of a huge psychological experiment. By Kent Bush, Augusta, Kan.
More in opinions at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions
SHOESTRING LIVING: Surprising ways to save this season - I can already feel it; the frenzy is starting build a bit at a time. Whether I’m reading about friends wrapping gifts on Facebook or passing an uber-organized mom with a full cart at Target, I feel myself falling behind. Lists that I started in July still only boast the one item that inspired me to start keeping track in the first place and fear of holiday-related financial ruin is keeping me from darting off the starting block. By Molly Logan Anderson, GHNS.
AUTO BITS: Get your garage ready for winter - Weekly auto rail, with garage-organization tips, Car Q&A with Junior Damato and more. 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: IndyCar MOPAR fan - Q: Did a MOPAR-powered car ever win an IndyCar race and, if so, who drove it? I am told one did win, but I can’t ever recall a MOPAR-powered IndyCar. By Greg Zyla, GHNS.
* This contains a letter from New England.
SILVIO CALABRI: Toyota Highlander is boring, and proud of it - By now you can probably tell that the Toyota Highlander is a boring vehicle, and I’m strapped for something clever or enthusiastic to say about it. In truth, the Highlander — roomy, comfortable, reasonably priced, built in Indiana — sells exceedingly well. It is the reincarnation of the family station wagon of the 1960s and ‘70s, and exactly the sort of useful and reliable, yet bland, automotive appliance that has lofted Toyota to a podium position in global car making. By Silvio Calabi, GHNS.
More in auto and business at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business
BOB BENZ: Is Tim Tebow the modern-day Doug Flutie? - Apparently, I was one of the fortunate ones. Since I was working Thursday evening, I did not get a chance to watch the NFL Network’s broadcast of the Jets-Broncos game in its entirety. By Bob Benz, Corning, N.Y.
More in sports at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/sports