GateHouse News Service National Budget 11.18.10
GateHouse News Service National Budget 11.18.10
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VIDEO: GateHouse starts rolling out syndicated video network.
POLL IDEA: Could Palin beat Obama in 2012?
PFW PAGES: Week 11 pages.
NASCAR PAGE: A grand finale.
-- NOTE: Nov. 22's NASCAR page will be the last of the season. The page will return in February.
COOKBOOK: 2010 holiday cookbook.
CHRISTMAS LIGHTS CALLOUT: For reader photos of holiday displays
LETTERS TO SANTA CALLOUT: Ask for kids' holiday wishes
DECEMBER FAMILY: Monthly tab has stories on holiday desserts, preparing your home for winter and Christmas vs. commercialism
NOVEMBER RADARFROG PAGE AND COUPON BOOK: Save on New Year's, gift wrap
THANKSGIVING PAGE: A history of the holiday meal
-- Callouts: http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x1109353243/Reader-callout-Thanksgiving-photos, http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x1109353168/Reader-callout-Giving-thanks
Find the full year's niche schedule here: http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/archive/x1689178457/2010-Niche-Schedule
DIANA BOGGIA: Preserving family heritage and traditions at the holidays - Including children in holiday preparations helps them feel important, increases their self-esteem and provides them with a wonderful foundation for your family’s heritage and traditions. By Diana Boggia, Canton (Ohio) Repository.
RELIGION NEWS: Fighting the Army on conscientious objection -- Weekly religion news with items on changing who qualifies for "conscientious objection," the political division between white and Latino Catholics, the accomplishments of Albert Schweitzer and more.
BOILING POINT: Discover Canada's culinary traditions - Canada offers its own melting pot of cuisines. Better make that a cauldron. By Jim Hillibish, The Repository.
RECIPES: Chi-Chi’s is gone, but recipes survive -- By 2000, Chi-Chi’s looked like the new McDonald’s of Mex. But a public health emergency hastened Chi-Chi’s death dive. Supposedly, Chi-Chi’s recipes were stolen by a fired employee. Here are some to try. By Jim Hillibish/ Canton Repository.
More in lifestyles at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle
HARRY POTTER REVIEW: Movie review: ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1’ is scarier and better than predecessors - The safety and security of the Hogwarts school have vanished after the death of its headmaster, Professor Dumbledore (Michael Gambon), in the previous film. The evil Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes) has taken over the Ministry of Magic and begun instituting his own version of ethnic cleansing on Muggles (those would-be folks lacking in magical ability for you Potter neophytes). Harry (Daniel Radcliffe), meanwhile, has gone into hiding as Voldemort escalates his efforts to kill the lad. By Bob Tremblay, MetroWest (Mass.) Daily News.
HARRY POTTER REVIEW 2: Movie review: 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I' is the perfect start to the final chapter - This is the beginning of the end of the "Harry Potter" series. No more films, no more books, the end. Thinking about that, I couldn't help but feel a little melancholy. Because of this, I really needed for this first part of a two-part finale to be exceptional. Why? Well, because I have given a lot of time and energy to this series. From the books, to the films, and even the blogs, no book series has captured my imagination more since "The Lord of the Rings." With that much invested, I wanted the series to go out with a bang, and this part of the finale needed to set all that in motion. To my surprise and enjoyment, it does just that and more. By Gary Darling, Marysville, Mo., Daily Forum.
HARRY POTTER QUIZ: Think you know Harry Potter? Take this quiz. By MetroWest (Mass.) Daily News.
HARRY POTTER: Harry Potter, we hardly knew ye - With the next-to-last Harry Potter film in theaters later this week, some young adults who grew up with the adventure series on film and in books have mixed emotions. By Theresa Schieffer, Springfield (Ill.) State Journal-Register.
* Localization tip: Find Harry Potter fans in your area and include their quotes. Also list any Harry Potter parties that are happening.
SNEAK PREVIEW: 'Harry Potter' and other movies opening this week - It’s the beginning of the end for the lucrative Potter series, which will wrap up next summer with part 2 of this final installment in which the wizardly Harry is drawn ever closer to the forces of evil ruled by the dastardly Voldemort. By Al Alexander, The Patriot Ledger.
BOOK NOTES: 'Decline of Fishes,' by Peter Anastas - Jason Makrides, the protagonist in Peter Anastas’s beautiful and thought-provoking new novel, “Decline of Fishes,” gazes upon Gloucester, Mass., the venerable but troubled fishing town he loves. Gloucester appears to him like a painting of Venice by Canaletto, rising in radiant sunlight. By Rae Francoeur, North Shore (Mass.) Sunday.
COMEDY TOUR: Larry the Cable Guy's nationwide comedy tour -- Dan Whitney, also known as Larry the Cable Guy, is on a nationwide comedy tour until the end of March 2011. Onstage, he’s best known for corn pone catch phrases like “git ’er done” and “Lord, I apologize.” By Brian Mackey/ State Journal-Register.
* Localization note: Find out if Dan Whitney is coming to your area by visiting www.larrythecableguy.com and clicking on tours. If so, include the date, time, location and where people can buy tickets.
THE BEATLES: Timeless Beatles join 21st century — and iTunes -- On Nov. 16, Apple began offering songs from the entire Beatles catalogue, ending years of the super-group holding out on digital downloading. But some listeners still like to read the information the physical packaging provides. By Joe Sinopoli / Suburban Life Publications (La Grange, Ill.)
*Localization tip: Include quotes from local music stores, Beatles fans and music experts.
5 THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND: This week’s suggestions include watching the new Harry Potter movie, celebrating World Hello Day and getting ready for Thanksgiving. By GHNS.
* Localization tip: If there are any local Harry Potter parties at the library or theater, list those. You can also solicit feedback on the movie after people have seen it, or ask about their thoughts on the series nearing the end. Also, if there are any pre-Thanksgiving events or other big local happenings, list those.
NEXT THREE DAYS: Movie review: ‘Next Three Days’ should be locked away - Note to Paul Haggis: Just because your film is titled “The Next Three Days” doesn’t mean it needs to feel like it lasts three days. But then this jailbreak yarn is so relentlessly ludicrous that even at an hour-and-a-half it would feel labored. So imagine how torturous it gets at a butt-tiring 133 minutes. That’s what I call cruel and unusual punishment. By Al Alexander, The Patriot Ledger, Mass.
More in movies and music at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment
GRANLUND CARTOON: Farmer's Almanac winter forecast and Uncle Sam's forecast. By Dave Granlund, GHNS cartoonist.
O'MAHONEY CARTOON: Dancing with Obama -- O'Mahoney cartoon on President Obama, the 2012 elections and "Dancing with the Stars." By O'Mahoney/ The Patriot Ledger.
O'MAHONEY CARTOON: Thanksgiving immigrants -- O'Mahoney's cartoon on pilgrims and illegal immigrants. By O'Mahoney/ The Patriot Ledger.
EDITORIAL: Congress shouldn't be harder to deal with than Russians on nuke treaty - It's looking more and more like the nuclear arms reduction treaty worked out between the Obama administration and the Russians earlier this year may not get a vote during the Senate's lame-duck session this month and next. Continuing to delay on this important agreement serves neither country's interests, and seems to be more about scoring political points than addressing any unanswered concerns regarding the nation's defense against its old Cold War rival. By The Journal Star, Ill.
More columns and cartoons at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions
--BUSINESS & NEWS--
BIZ BITS: Better business travel - how to win as a road warrior - Weekly business rail, with business-travel tips, BBB advice on avoiding phone bill cramming and more. By GateHouse News Service.
DAVE RAMSEY: Engagement ring advice - Weekly financial Q&A, with advice on engagement rings and credit scores. By Dave Ramsey, GHNS columnist.
More in business at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business
COLLEGE FOOTBALL NATION: Auburn, Cameron Newton under fire - The college football career of Cameron Newton will not have a happy ending. That’s not fact, merely opinion. But what is fact is that there are some pretty serious allegations - at least in terms of NCAA violations - against the Auburn quarterback and those who represent him. What’s also fact is that when the NCAA finds violations, and rules that a player should not have been allowed on the field, it erases things like victories and championships, which won’t be good for Newton and the Tigers, who are 10-0 and positioned to play for the national championship. By Eric Avidon, MetroWest Daily News.
FANTASY FOOTBALL: Pick Six Weekly: Having a good QB now more important - The Michael Vick experience turned out to be one of the best fantasy football performances ever. And the most interesting part about Vick’s performance is he’s the only quarterback in ESPN’s list of best performances since 2000. By Joey Baskerville, The Journal-Standard, Ill.
NFL QUICK SHOTS: Why do teams abandon the run on third down? - My favorite NFL play as a kid was a third-down draw play to Walter Payton, Earl Campbell or O.J. Simpson. Now, even the best running backs seldom run on third down. Heck, only three of Adrian Peterson’s 197 carries for Minnesota have been on distances between third-and-3 and third-and-7. Why? By Matt Trowbridge, Rockford (Ill.) Register Star.
HUNTING: Don't rush nature or the whitetail rut -- We say that a particular whitetail-breeding season is late, early or right on time. Funny thing about the way we think. I mean, our idea of timing or when things happen in nature are determined by our time schedule … our preconceived notion of order. By Oak Duke/ Daily Reporter.
More in NASCAR and outdoors at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/sports