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WAKE UP CALL!: Ways to localize the Academy Awards
WEBINARS: Training this week for required real estate section
Q&A: The Facebook Project
WEEKLY NASCAR PAGE: Daytona preview
REAL ESTATE OUTLOOK: The new face of renters, tips for first-time home buyers, 2012 market outlook
KIDZBUZZ: Lights, camera, action!
MONTHLY ELECTION 2012 PAGE: 'Obamacare' vs. 'Romneycare'
MARCH FAMILY: Tips on boosting your kids' creativity, walking as a family for health, and a St. Patrick's Day recipe
ST. PATRICK'S DAY QUARTER PAGE: Seasonal savings layout with business-card ad spots
TAX PREP PAGES: 9 common tax mistakes; deductions to take advantage of
FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Saute skills -- Weekly Food for Thought with how to saute food, how to get more fruit in your diet and more. GHNS
JIM HILLIBISH: Food trucks are all the rave in some cities -- Take a look around. Innovative chefs are driving food trucks, expanding their markets to bring delicious fun to downtowns. They serve a need, especially as lunch options for workers and as tourist attractions. Canton (Ohio) Repsository
DR. MURRAY FEINGOLD: Signs of aging go beyond medical symptoms -- I have been thrust into an international monetary caper. Faced with such a situation when I was younger, I would have told her I was sorry and replaced the remaining quarters with a dollar bill. But not so today! MetroWest Daily News (Mass.)
SENIOR Q&A: What is bipolar disorder? -- Q: A psychiatrist has diagnosed my elderly mother with bipolar disorder or bipolar depression. Can you explain what that is? Debbie Gitner and Linda Sullivan/ MetroWest Daily News (Mass.)
DR. JEFF HERSH: What does it mean to be double jointed? -- Q: What does it mean to be double jointed? A: “Double jointed” is a colloquialism for hypermobile joints, meaning joints that are more flexible than normal. MetroWest Daily News (Mass.)
DENTIST/KIDS: Making your child's first dental visit a happy experience -- A cold, sterile room with blinding lights. Squealing drills and long, sharp needles. A large man with hairy knuckles, smiling sinisterly as he says, “Open wide!” Dan Naumovich/ Be Healthy Springfield (Ill.)
JUDI LEAMING: Celebrate National Chili Day with these recipes -- The website www.freerepublic.com supplied this researcher with a number of “chili tales and suppositions” as to the origin of this spicy, stew-like food that is sometimes referred to as “the soup of the Devil.” Dover Post (Del.)
FAMILY TIME: What video games should kids play? - Weekly family rail, with tips on video games, a look at the animated Oscar nominees and more.
* Localization tip: Any of the first three items can be localized – ask a local family counselor to provide a tip of the week, ask movie-going parents to give reviews of movies or ask youngsters to send in book reviews.
MATTHEW CASEY: Time to start rethinking homework - During the course of our lives, it’s not uncommon to discover that some of our views, tastes and preferences evolve over time as we gain experience. However, one thing has remained a constant throughout my life: I hate homework. I hated it as a student, I hate it as a college educator and I hate it as a parent of two school-age children. To be fair, my animus is not directed at all homework, just bad homework. By Matthew Casey, Medford, Mass.
* This is a great column with which to start a discussion in your paper or on Facebook. Ask parents to write in/comment on FB about if they think their kids have too much homework and/or if they think it helps their kids learn.
TREASURES: Did this fork come over on the Mayflower? - Dear Helaine and Joe: I have no idea how old this fork may be, but when I was a child, my mother told me it came over on the Mayflower. Could this possibly be true, and how much is it worth? By Helaine Fendelman and Joe Rosson, Scripps Howard.
PRISCILLA PRESLEY: Viva Las Vegas! Priscilla Presley bets on Home Collection - Thirty-four years after The King's death, Vegas was all shook up again by the Priscilla Presley Home Collection at the winter home-furnishings market. By Patricia Sheridan, Scripps Howard.
RED: Red all about it! Choose red hues to enliven space - Vibrant, snappy, lucky, cheerful, romantic -- how can one color do so much? But red means more than love, fire or "stop." "Red is powerful," said Mary Ann Downey, a designer in Sacramento, Calif. "It makes people feel warm and loved. Also, it incites good appetites, and people look good around red, particularly at night." By Debbie Arrington, Scripps Howard.
More in food and family at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle
SUDOKU MARCH: Sudoku puzzles 1345-1372 (March) are now available for download. Previous puzzles are linked to in this file.
More in music and movies at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment
GRANLUND CARTOON: Romney Oscar -- Dave Granlund on Mitt Romney running for the GOP presidential nomination. GHNS
EDITORIAL: Trapping the tyrants in Syria, Iran - There is nothing more dangerous than a cornered and wounded animal, or so it is said. The world may be seeing that in the animals who run Syria and Iran. Last week, Tehran responded to ever-tightening economic sanctions from the West and to reports implicating that nation in recent terrorist attacks in Thailand, India and Georgia with a threat to cut off its sale of oil to six European nations, while boasting of its latest nuclear advance. By Peoria, Ill.
AMY GEHRT: GOP launches war on birth control - The Republican Party has launched an all-out war on birth control. But while GOP leaders are attempting to portray it as a fight for religious freedom, it is actually women’s rights that are on the line. By Amy Gehrt, Pekin, Ill.
* This is another hot-button-issue column: Post to Facebook and ask readers what they think, do a poll on your website, etc.
More in columns and cartoons at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions
National budget 2.21.12
GateHouse News Service National Budget