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WAKE UP CALL: Another housing downturn?
LISA GLOWINSKI: Coming soon -- 2011 niche products
WEEKLY AUTO PAGE: Cadillac's groundbreaking engines
KIDZBUZZ PAGE: Celebrate Rosa Parks
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
HOLIDAY CONTENT: Gift Guide, Songbook, TV page and last-minute gift ideas page
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FAMILY TIME: Weathering the winter season - educational indoor fun - Weekly family rail, with indoors entertainment tips, a review of “Tangled” and more. By GHNS.
FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Get the 'fats' -- Weekly food for thought with items on "good" fat vs. "bad" fat, the new Rachael Ray cookbook, stuffed pumpkin recipe and more. By GateHouse News Service
FAITH AND HEALTH: Study finds religion is key to life's well-being -- Stojakovich is an example of what a new Gallup-Healthways study found about religion: Those who say faith is important also have the highest rates of well-being when it comes to their emotional and physical health and their work environment. By Tamara Browning/ the State Journal-Register
GARDENING BOOKS: Green Space: Gardening by the book - What better gift than a book you’ll use all season? Consult Jim’s annual review of gardening bibles worth receiving. By Jim Hillibish, Canton Repository.
DIANNE MCDONALD: Giving of yourself is the greatest gift -- Each year I host an annual party for some wonderful women in my life. We designate local charities to donate to, all under the guise of a cocktail party and "girl’s night in.” It is win-win. We have been self-dubbed as The Broad Squad. By Dianne McDonald/ The Patriot Ledger
LESLIE NIELSEN: Peter Costa on Leslie Nielsen: Don’t call him Shirley - Leslie Nielsen’s hyperbole crackled across the rhetorical ionosphere. His sentences took quirky, unexpected turns and electrified that part of the brain that makes us laugh. By Peter Costa, Lincoln (Mass.) Journal.
PETER CHIANCA: 2010 holiday music, from sublime to ridiculous -- You've probably already bought the holiday offerings from the likes of Mariah Carey and Susan Boyle, but have you heard the latest from the Indigo Girls, the Brian Setzer Orchestra, Ronnie Spector and Fred Schneider of the B-52's? By Peter Chianca/ North Shore Sunday
CONROY CARTOON: North Korea peace process. By Bob Conroy, GHNS cartoonist.
BRITT CARTOON: North Korea vs. South Korea. By Chris Britt, State Journal-Register.
LICCAR CARTOON: Leslie Nielsen tribute. By Joe Liccar, The Examiner, Independence, Mo.
O'MAHONEY CARTOON: The joys of technology. By O’Mahoney, The Patriot Ledger.
GRANLUND CARTOON: Leslie Nielsen in heaven. By Dave Granlund, GHNS columnist.
PETER CHIANCA: Waiting for the end of the world … - Ah, it’s that time of year again. The weather’s turned chillier, shoppers rush hurriedly from store to store, and a particular phrase is on everyone’s lips: “THE END OF THE WORLD IS NIGH!” This statement may or may not be followed by an anguished wail and/or rending of garments. By Peter Chianca, North Shore (Mass.) Sunday.
KENT BUSH: Don't Twitter conversation with God - On Sunday, God really let Stevie Johnson down. Several times during the game, God failed to prepare the Buffalo Bills receiver's brick-like hands to make a catch. He dropped five balls and only caught seven. Unfortunately, one of those drops was in the end zone in overtime and would have secured the win for his team against the morally inferior Pittsburgh Steelers. By Kent Bush, Augusta Gazette.
AMY GEHRT: White House calls for two-year pay freeze -- On Monday, President Barack Obama called for a two-year pay freeze for federal employees. About 2 million civilian government workers would be affected. The White House is taking the first in another series of steps aimed at putting the U.S. back on a firmer financial footing. By Amy Gehrt/ Pekin Daily Times
BENJAMIN WACHS: The voice of the people -- Public comment has become kabuki theater. Government has public comment because it must, not because anyone listens. People come to city council meetings to demand something to be done about the president, to spout absurd conspiracy theories while they are carrying old grudges. By Benjamin Wachs/ Messenger Post
OAK DUKE OUTDOORS COLUMN: How many deer are out there? - When do we count deer to make the deer count have any validity? Wouldn't make any sense to compare a December count to a June count. Right? If hunters say they have seen less deer, that does not necessarily mean that there are fewer deer out there. By Oak Duke, Wellsville, N.Y.
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GateHouse News Service National Budget