GateHouse News Service National Budget
12/11/12
 
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At GHNewsroom

NICHE: Coming from the news service in 2013
http://www.ghnewsroom.com/blog/story-ideas/x1745968418/Coming-from-GateHouse-News-Service-niche-in-2013

STORY IDEA: Rules for your office Christmas party
http://www.ghnewsroom.com/blog/story-ideas/x1922376111/Story-idea-Rules-for-your-office-Christmas-party


Niche

YEAR IN REVIEW PAGE: The election, Superstorm Sandy, Whitney Houston and more
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x2105850665/Year-in-Review-A-Look-Back-at-2012-What-a-year
-- Also in Saxo under GHNS Undated

COLLEGE FOOTBALL BOWL PREVIEW PAGE: From Athlon Sports
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x2105850710/College-football-bowl-preview-page
-- NOTE: The Design House is creating full- and half-page versions of a bowl preview page with content from AP, available Thursday. Ask your director or designer for more information.

CUTEST BABIES CONTEST EDITORIAL PAGES: To use to promote your contest or with the winners pages
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x1926897029/Cutest-babies-contest-Editorial-content
-- Also in Saxo under GHNS Undated

KIDZBUZZ: Santa's reindeer math
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x1926895902/Weekly-NIE-page-Santas-reindeer-math

JANUARY FAMILY: 19 ways to get your family to eat more healthfully, tips on managing money in 2013 and out-of-the-ordinary lasagna recipes
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x1926895336/January-Family-magazine-Healthy-eating
-- This can also be found in Saxotech under GHNS Undated

2012 MEMORIES CALLOUT: http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/reader_callouts/x1926895328/Reader-callout-2012-photo-memories

LAST-MINUTE GIFTS PAGE: http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x1233651945/Last-Minute-Gift-Ideas-Page-Holiday-help
-- Also in Saxotech under category GHNS for Nov. 27

HOLIDAY LIGHTS CALLOUT: http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/reader_callouts/x1439480469/Reader-callout-Christmas-lights-photos

KIDS LETTERS TO SANTA CALLOUT: http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/reader_callouts/x505718367/Reader-callout-Kids-letters-to-Santa


The Street

HOLIDAYS: Craft beer's 10 best seasonal porters and stouts
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business/x459328358/Craft-Beers-10-Best-Seasonal-Porters-and-Stouts

DIGITAL SKEPTIC: Patents no longer polish Apple
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business/x459328362/The-Digital-Skeptic-Patents-No-Longer-Polish-Apple

JIM CRAMER: Don't bet against Texas Instruments
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business/x459328278/Cramer-Dont-Bet-Against-Texas-Instruments

REPORT: Apple, Google join forces for Kodak patents
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business/x459328280/Apple-Google-Join-Forces-For-Kodak-Patents-Report

More from The Street at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business


Lifestyles

FAMILY TIME: Creating a dog-friendly meal experience - Weekly family rail, dog tips, our favorite non-animated Christmas movies, and more. By GHNS.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1233655368/Family-Time-Creating-a-dog-friendly-meal-experience
* 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.

OFFICE TO GUEST BEDROOM: Turn your home office into a holiday-guest bedroom -- Guest bedrooms are no longer just for guests. For most of the year, they function as flex spaces for offices, playrooms, dens or craft rooms. But when overnight guests descend for the holidays, it's time to transform those spaces into quiet sleeping quarters as warm and cozy as a fleece robe. SHNS
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x2105850509/Turn-your-home-office-into-a-holiday-guest-bedroom

CANDICE TELLS ALL: Living in the living room -- Marianne and Mike live in a gorgeous century home with all the advantages that come with an older house -- high ceilings, character and charm aplenty. But there are drawbacks to older homes, too, and their living room had most of them -- poor lighting, uneven walls and intrusive radiators, to name just a few. SHNS
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x2105850530/Candice-Tells-All-Living-in-the-living-room

ASK THE PLUMBER: 'Artist edition' fixtures dress up bathrooms, kitchens -- Q: I recently read that "artist edition" plumbing fixtures are becoming a popular choice in new bathrooms. What exactly is an "artist edition" plumbing fixture? -- Vicki. SHNS
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1926897660/Plumber-Artist-edition-fixtures-dress-up-bathrooms-kitchens

HOMEFIX: Why bathroom traps, vents must be upgraded before sale -- Q: Last week my home was inspected for a buyer. I have lived in this home for over 20 years and never had a problem with the plumbing, yet the inspector said I needed to replace the traps and vents for the bathroom. Is this something I can do myself, or do I have to call a contractor? SHNS
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x2105850542/Homefix-Why-bathroom-traps-vents-must-be-upgraded-before-sale

GARDENER: My best childhood holiday memories — I grew up in Miami, a place of many fond childhood memories and, most notably, where I found my passion for gardening as a young boy. By Joe Lamp'l, Scripps Howard News Service.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/x2105850549/Gardener-My-best-childhood-holiday-memories

INTERIORS: Deck the halls — and everything else — in style — If there's anything that really helps deck the halls, it's garland. By Rosemary Sadez Friedmann, Scripps Howard News Service.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/x2105850660/Interiors-Deck-the-halls-and-everything-else-in-style

HOME: Staging your house to sell during the holidays — Please bring us a buyer for our home. It's been staged with holiday TLC. May they bring a huge pile of cash or a nice pre-approval letter. By Michelle Jennings Wiebe, Scripps Howard News Service.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/x2105850677/Staging-your-house-to-sell-during-the-holidays

TREASURES: Royal Dux figurines once hot, now not — Would you have an idea of the value of this Royal Dux Bohemia centerpiece, No. 647? By Helaine Fendelman and Joe Rosson, Scripps Howard News Service.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/x2105850714/Treasures-Royal-Dux-figurines-once-hot-now-not

BUTTONED UP: Volunteer without leaving your desk — 'Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house was a disastrous mess of wrapping paper, unfinished projects, shopping lists, reminder notes and preparations for relatives coming for a visit. By Sarah Welch and Alicia Rockmore, Scripps Howard News Service.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/x2105850721/Buttoned-Up-Volunteer-without-leaving-your-desk

HOME STYLE: Sprinkle your decor with the charm of holidays past — I get a kick out of helping my mom decorate her home for Christmas, because when we open up the musty boxes of 1950s ornaments, I get to relive my childhood, one felted, flocked or sequin-covered ornament at a time. By Mary Carol Garrity, Scripps Howard News Service.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/holidays_seasonal/christmas/x2105850758/Home-Style-Sprinkle-your-decor-with-the-charm-of-holidays-past

101 IDEAS: Prepare your guest bathroom for visitors — Treat overnight guests to a five-star-hotel experience with our tips for turning your guest bathroom into a spalike retreat. By H. Camille Smith/HGTV, Scripps Howard News Service.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/x2105850791/101-Ideas-Prepare-your-guest-bathroom-for-visitors

SAULNIER/GEBSKI: Strategies for reducing seniors' risk of falling — The recent devastating effects of Hurricane Sandy serve as a humbling reminder of the powerful forces of Mother Nature. By Ashley Saulnier and Kate Gebski, Framingham, Mass.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/x1781242724/Saulnier-Gebski-Strategies-for-reducing-seniors-risk-of-falling

More in food and family at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle


Opinions

GRANLUND CARTOON: GOP in pieces. By Dave Granlund, GHNS.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/2012-elections/x2105851299/Granlund-cartoon-GOP-in-pieces

EDITORIAL: Monsters and the Middle East - It's an old story, but all hell is breaking loose in the Middle East. Nowhere is that more so than in Syria, where U.S. intelligence suggests that an increasingly desperate Bashal al-Assad is preparing to turn chemical weapons on his own people, whom he's already butchered by the tens of thousands in an ongoing civil war invited by his repressive government's own brutality. By Peoria, Ill.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions/x1353218250/Editorial-Monsters-and-the-Middle-East

EDITORIAL: The budget and the boomers - With all the talk about the “fiscal cliff,” this ought to be an opportunity for Americans to get a lesson in government finances. By MetroWest, Mass.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions/x719504295/Editorial-The-budget-and-the-boomers

AMY GEHRT: Sobering reminder about holiday safety - ’Tis the season for holiday merriment, and for many of us that means overindulging in too much food ... and too much drink. Yet while the consequences of consuming too many calories can be relatively minor — a few extra hours at the gym can usually help keep the holiday pounds at bay — the repercussions of drinking too many alcoholic beverages can be far worse than a hangover for those who then get behind the wheel. By Amy Gehrt, Pekin, Ill.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ebyline/opinions/x2105851152/Amy-Gehrt-Sobering-reminder-about-holiday-safety

KENT BUSH: Was any of it actually true? - Reporting on campaigns in real time is not as easy as it looks. There are a lot of moving parts. The campaigns put out information that may or may not be accurate. Voters are hard to predict and sometimes lie to pollsters. And some information is just impossible to gather. By Kent Bush, Augusta, Kan.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/2012-elections/x2105851202/Kent-Bush-Was-any-of-it-actually-true

More in cartoons and columns at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions


Sports

BOB BENZ: Tasker’s Hall bid could be casualty of kickoff rule — In an unceasing effort to improve player safety, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell addressed the idea of eliminating kickoffs altogether from the game earlier this week. By Bob Benz, Corning, N.Y.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/sports/x1922375928/Bob-Benz-Tasker-s-Hall-bid-could-be-casualty-of-kickoff-rule

DIAMOND DIRT: Michael Young's addition to Philly makes NL East tight - It's not even baseball season yet and already the National League East looks like it's going to be a very close race. And it all comes on the heels of the trade the Philadelphia Phillies made with the Texas Rangers to acquire veteran infielder Michael Young. By Dominic Genetti, Hannibal, Mo.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x2105851254/Diamond-Dirt-Michael-Youngs-addition-to-Philly-makes-NL-East-tight

More in NFL and outdoors at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/sports