GateHouse News Service National Budget 3.21.11
GateHouse News Service National Budget 3.21.11
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- NOTE: The Go Green tab's eco-friendly cars page was corrected 3/16. If you downloaded the tab previously, please do so again to get the correct version.
WAKE UP CALL: Stricter rules with car seats encouraged.
NEWSROOM PROFILE: Meet the Arlington (Mass.) Advocate.
NASCAR PAGE will be posted this afternoon.
HEALTHY LIVING: Spring magazine: Shoes made for walking.
WEEKLY AUTO PAGE: ’83 Corvette, nitrogen tires.
WEEKLY HEALTH PAGE: Spring shape-up.
KIDZBUZZ: March is Women's History Month
SPRING CALLOUT: For readers' seasonal photos
SPRING CAR CARE: What you need to know to get the best resale value, on buying insurance and more.
EARTH DAY CALLOUT: Ask for kids' Earth drawings
APRIL FAMILY: With features on getting the most miles out of the family car, dog obedience training and recycling old electronics
HEALTH WATCH: No such thing as spot reduction -- with items on spot reduction myths, depression found in fathers and global alcohol-related deaths for those between 15 and 29 and more. By GHNS.
ASK THE VET: Don’t blame the dog for strep throat -- Q: Can dogs carry strep? I’ve had strep throat twice recently and I was told my dog could be a carrier. A: There are some older research studies that raised concerns that dogs could be carriers. North Shore Sunday (Mass.)
KITCHEN CALL: Cream of Celery Soup, Onion and Arugula Soup -- In fickle spring weather, we can’t decide if we want to put something light and cool or warm and soothing on the dinner table. Here's two soup recipes that meet both criteria. North Shore Sunday (Mass.)
PETER COSTA: High school seniors soon to receive college admission or rejection -- This is the time of year when high school seniors either hate or love their mailboxes. Appropriately, on April Fool’s Day, colleges mail either offers of admission or rejection. MetroWest Daily News (Mass.)
- Sidebar idea: Offer professional advice from school counselors about the next step for a high school senior who has either been accepted or rejected from a college they wanted.
ELIZABETH DAVIES: 'Smart clock' not so smart after all - I have the world’s dumbest smart clock. I got this gadget as a gift a few years ago, after my trusty alarm clock of many years began to fail. It’s not the actual “Smart Clock,” but that is what I’ve always called it. By Elizabeth Davies, Rockford, Ill.
WOOD ON WORDS: We often misuse reflexive pronouns - Reflection is generally a good thing, but it can be overdone — like spending too much time staring at yourself in a mirror. Similarly, reflexive pronouns, which play a distinctive role, can be overused — and are often misused. By Barry Wood, Rockford, Ill.
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TOM MCCARTHY: Actor Tom McCarthy does it all - You might not recognize the name, but you’ll certainly recognize the face of Tom McCarthy, the much-sought-after character actor whose boyishly handsome face belies his often sinister roles. By Al Alexander, The Patriot Ledger.
SHIMON SOFERR: Charlie Sheen and the meaning of life -- In 1886, 20 years after he gave us “War and Peace,” Leo Tolstoy, the Russian writer, wrote “How much land does a man need?” Now that Mr. Sheen is unemployed, perhaps he can find the time to read these stories and decide what meaning he might want to assign to the rest of his life. Wicked Local North of Boston (Mass.)
- Poll idea: Do you think that Charlie Sheen needs drug rehabilitation, or is he in control of his actions?
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GRANLUND CARTOON: Gadhafi and cruise missiles. By Dave Granlund, GHNS cartoonist.
JEFF VRABEL: What NCAA tournament commercials teach us - Despite watching, for the 78th consecutive year, my embarrassing "bracket" spot-decompose into a puddle of semi-gelatinous goo by 3:15 p.m. on Thursday afternoon — seriously that was FIVE DOLLARS — I love the NCAA tournament. But that said, the tournament is lacking something this year: commercials made by trained adult professionals. By Jeff Vrabel, GHNS columnist.
GARY BROWN: NCAA tourney puts work in low gear - OK, I figure by now we’ve all wasted enough time messing with March Madness to drive our gross national product down by at least a percentage point or two. By Gary Brown, Canton, Ohio.
DENNIS VOLKERT: Presidential traditions, new and fabricated - President Barack Obama continued a tradition of filling out an NCAA?tournament bracket. It is a tradition he started way back two years ago. Go back a century or so, and imagine Teddy Roosevelt doing something like this. By Dennis Volkert, Sturgis, Mich.
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SHOESTRING LIVING: Financial spring cleaning - The change in weather alone is enough to give us hope for better days to come, either within our homes or our bank accounts. As a matter of fact, a 2004 University of Michigan study found that warm weather does indeed affect our moods, making them better especially in situations where we’re exposed to temperatures near 72 degrees for at least 30 minutes. Exploit these opportunities this spring, and use this mood-boost to get your finances in top shape. Here’s how. By Molly Logan Anderson, GHNS columnist.
ON COMPUTERS: Death knell for desktop PCs; are laptops next? - I grew up with desktops. I’ve defended them against laptops for decades. All that’s changed. By Jim Hillibish, Canton, Ohio.
AUTO BITS: Small repairs now can save you money, time - Weekly auto rail, with car checkup tips, Car Q&A with Junior Damato and more. By GHNS.
* This will be on the weekly Auto page. * 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: Beautiful 1966 Caprice wagon 396 - Greg, in 1966 we purchased a Chevrolet Caprice station wagon. It was a dealer demo and had 3,000 miles on it and a window sticker a little over $4,000. I paid about $3,500 for it, and it is a six-passenger model. By Greg Zyla, GHNS.
* This column contains a letter from Pittsburgh, Kan.
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