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WAKE UP CALL!: Pizza places and the Super Bowl
BEST OF THE WEEK
POLL IDEA: Will readers watch Sunday's big game?
DISASTER RECOVERY PAGE (formerly Tornado Prep page): Recovering your home from fire, weather
KIDZBUZZ PAGE: Making Valentines
FEBRUARY RADARFROG PAGE AND COUPON BOOK: Save on Valentine's flowers, workday lunches
VALENTINE'S DAY PAGE: Gifts for all the loved ones in your life
-- VALENTINE'S PHOTOS CALLOUT
PRO FOOTBALL WEEKLY PAGE: Super Bowl preview
-- NOTE: This is the last PFW page of the season
SUPER BOWL PAGE: Facts and figures about the big game, memorable ads and more
-- SUPER BOWL RECIPES CALLOUT
NASCAR SEASON PREVIEW TAB: Schedules and driver previews, plus features on Hendrick Motorsports and the 10-year-anniversary of legend Dale Earnhardt's death
-- NOTE: Our weekly NASCAR page begins Monday
MONEY & INVESTING: Our new tab has tips on saving for college and retirement, making a family budget, and more on tax time and real estate
2011's niche schedule
Super Bowl content
SUPER BOWL STORIES, by Steve Doerschuk of the Canton, Ohio, Repository and Paul Jannace of the Wellsville, N.Y., Daily Reporter.
- Aaron Rodgers and Ben Roethlisberger clash with legacies on the line. Jannace.
- NFLPA head: Lockout would be 'irresponsible.' Jannace.
- Mike Tomlin makes Steelers his own. Jannace.
- James Starks sparks Packers' ground game. Jannace.
- Super Bowl notebook: Linebackers coach Keith Butler says Butch wouldn’t blitz. Doerschuk.
- Packers glad Browns passed on Clay Matthews III. Doerschuk.
- Steve Doerschuk's Football Hall of Fame picks. Doerschuk.
- Deion Sanders may be a HOF shoo-in, but who else? Doerschuk.
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EASY RECIPE: Snow Ice Cream -- Such simple tasks as making Snow Ice Cream on a winter’s day might be a dying art. Here's the recipe. Danny Henley/ Hannibal (Mo.) Courier-Post
LOOKING UP: How cold is space? -- The colder the temperature, the less motion. Absolute absence of heat is measured as zero on the Kelvin scale. The coldest regions of interstellar space are believed to reach a minimum of 3 degrees K. Peter Becker/ Hawley News Eagle (Penn.)
KENT BUSH: Ethiopian adoption almost finalized -- We worked with the kids in the care center for the final time this morning. Tomorrow is a court date to get the legal side of the adoption under way. We fly back Saturday. In a month or so we get to return to finalize the adoption. Augusta Gazette (Kan.)
ELIZABETH DAVIES: Dreaming moms and moms-to-be -- Pregnant women are quick to tell you all about the crazy things that happen in their minds at night while they sleep. It’s as if you ate a hot-pepper-and-sausage sandwich while watching a thriller right before bed. Rockford Register Star (Ill.)
MARYJEANNE HUNT: Ditch the diet, use common sense -- While I must confess I haven't opened a single one of the 2011 diet books to learn what new earth-shattering secrets I might be missing, I'm confident that a little common sense will go a long way in managing our weight (not to mention our physical and psychological well-being). MetroWest Daily News (Mass.)
WOOD ON WORDS: Unlike Congress, ‘do’ does quite a bit - Harry S. Truman became president of the United States after Franklin D. Roosevelt died April 12, 1945, about three months into his fourth term. At the time, Democrats also held majorities in the House and Senate. By Barry Wood, Rockford, Ill.
TODD RITTER: An interview with author Todd Ritter - New Jersey journalist and editor Todd Ritter is a fan of Walt Disney and Alfred Hitchcock. Raised surrounded by forests and open fields in Pennsylvania by a bank teller mother and a father who dabbled in taxidermy, it seemed only natural such a unique blend of life experiences would influence Ritter’s debut novel. “Death Notice” exploded onto the literary scene, serving notice a fresh and exciting new voice had arrived. By DA Kentner, Freeport, Ill., Journal Standard
UNDERTOW REVIEW: ‘Undertow’ will barely tide you over - True to its title, “Undertow” sucks you into an undercurrent of social injustice ripping through a small Peruvian fishing village, where blasphemy and homosexuality simply aren’t tolerated. By Al Alexander, The Patriot Ledger.
FOOTBALL MOVIES: 10 football movie classics --If your favorite team didn’t make it to the Super Bowl this year, let me suggest tuning out the game (come on, you know you were just going to watch it for the commercials, anyway) and filling that wide-screen TV of yours with a slew of gridiron movie classics. Al Alexander/ The Patriot Ledger
GRANLUND CARTOON: Packers fans vs. Steelers fans. By Dave Granlund, GHNS cartoonist.
GRANLUND CARTOON: The exit of President Mubarak. By Dave Granlund, GHNS cartoonist.
BRITT CARTOON: Embracing an Egyptian thug. By Chris Britt, Springfield, Ill.
PHILIP MADDOCKS: Filibuster in Senate prevents U.S. from offering help for an orderly transition in Egypt - The breadth of the uprising in the Senate, organized by youthful activists as well as familiar party stalwarts, seems driven by a dispossessed reasoning that has stunned even some of the body’s most ardent supporters. By Philip Maddocks, MetroWest, Mass.
JARED OLAR: Figures don’t lie, but politicians can figure -- I suppose most people of my generation and younger don’t expect Social Security to be around when we retire (if we ever retire), but I’m not as bothered by the federal government’s colossal bungling of this program as I am by the lies that we’ve long been told about it. Pekin Daily Times (Ill.)
LINDA RAPOZA: Real conservatives carry on Ronald Reagan’s legacy -- On Sunday, Ronald Reagan, a patriot who loved and served his country as one of our greatest presidents, would have turned 100 years old. The two words most despised in the progressive lexicon besides “tea party” are “conservative” and “grassroots,” and in that order. Fall River, Mass.
ERIC P. BLOOM: The 7 types of difficult employees – part 3 of 3 - In the last two columns, I introduced the concept of dealing with difficult employees by first classifying their specific difficulty and then taking specific action based on their classification. This week’s column will discuss the issues and solutions for the last two difficult employee types: Dummy and Troubled. By Eric P. Bloom, GHNS columnist.