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2/23/11
 
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Niche

NEW GOLF PAGE: Products for the upcoming season

NASCAR PAGE: Daytona wrapup; Phoenix preview

NEW PROM PAGE: Dress trends

KIDZBUZZ PAGE: Jackie Robinson and Black History Month

FAT TUESDAY CALLOUT: Get reader recipes for Mardi Gras

SUNSHINE WEEK: Promo ads, infographics and more for the celebration of open government
-- NOTE: Sunshine Week is March 13-19

OUTDOOR LIVING: With articles on raising a puppy into a hunting dog, spring bass fishing and goose hunting

SPRING BREAK CALLOUT: For reader photos

ST. PATRICK'S DAY PAGE: Travel to Ireland


News

LIBYA CONTENT: Check out our collection of content related to unrest in Libya. We’ll add links as new content comes in, so check back often.
* Localization tip: If you have people in your town who have Libya connections, interview them for their take on the situation.


Lifestyles

HOME HELP: Fertilizers for your soil -- weekly home help with items on different fertilizers for soil, recycling increases in 2009, how to paint your cabinets and more. By GHNS

THE BEER NUT: Cottrell Brewing turns hobby into business  -- Buffum –– like many people who start a brewery –– got his start brewing beer at home for 12 years. When Buffum returned to Massachusetts in 1993, he worked as a management consultant in Boston. He still loved beer, and he began volunteering at the Ipswich (Mass.) Brewing Company. Norman Miller/ MetroWest Daily News (Mass.)

RECIPE: Ham, spinach and Gruyere breakfast casserole -- Why do you like this recipe? It’s easy to assemble ahead of time and it bakes up warm, cheesy and delicious. I started making this recipe two years ago as one of the dishes for my Christmas breakfast. By Kathryn Rem/ State Journal-Register (Ill.)

HEART DISEASE: How to prevent cardiovascular disease -- Dr. Francisco Yuvienco is a cardiologist with the Springfield Clinic, a multi-specialty medical clinic in Springfield, Ill. Here, he provides the answers about preventive care when it comes to cardiovascular disease in a Q-and-A. Dr. Francisco Yuvienco/ State Journal-Register (Ill.)
* Localization tip: Add in or replace answers with information from local experts of preventive cardiovascular disease.

WORKOUT TIPS: Molly Suhadolnik: How to push yourself for a better workout - Pushing yourself in workouts is beneficial to other areas of your life. Learning how to ignore your body's signals of pain teaches you lessons about work, family life and everyday stress. By Molly Suhadolnik, State Journal-Register, Ill.

JOAN ENDYKE: The facts about 5-hour Energy shots -- Although 5-hour Energy has not been directly linked to heart problems, it would be wise to eat bananas and broccoli, enjoy your java and stay clear of 5-hour Energy shots. The Patriot Ledger (Mass.)

GARY BROWN: BaumanRareBooks.com sells treasured books for a small fortune -- You can buy a first-edition copy of Mark Twain’s 1885 novel, “Huckleberry Finn: Tom Sawyer’s Comrade,” at www.BaumanRareBooks.com for $18,000. Try downloading that to your e-reader. Canton Repository (Ohio)

PETER CHIANCA: 35 signs you’re living with dogs - As I’ve mentioned before in this space, my wife, my two kids and I share our household with four dogs. It’s a predicament that’s gotten me thinking about all the things we dog co-habitators find completely normal that other people might see as at least slightly unusual. By Peter Chianca, North Shore, Mass.

LOST IN SUBURBIA: How to dress for the next ice age - Whenever I get the winter clothes catalogs and the fall fashion magazines, I always swoon over images of the cute little sweaters, fabulous boots and sexy skirts. As a fashion junkie, I can picture myself out and about in these outfits, which is probably the reason why I have so many sweaters, boots and skirts in my closet. By Tracy Beckerman, GHNS columnist.

GO GREEN CONTENT: Follow this link to see March’s collection of Go Green stories, including tips on container vegetable gardening, green apps and the "greenest" produce choices. By Allecia Vermillion, GHNS writer.
* Localization tip: You can run local sidebars with any of these articles - do something on green food stores, green businesses, etc.


Entertainment

5 THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND: This week’s suggestions are five ways to celebrate Oscar weekend.
* Localization tip: We recommend localizing this as much as possible. List local theaters, video stores, snack stores, etc.; hold a guess-the-winners contest and/or put up a poll about who readers think will win the major awards; and whatever else you can think of.

BOOK NOTES: 'Townie,' by Andre Dubus III - Congratulations to Andre Dubus III and his brothers and sisters for surviving the perils of their early years — drugs, rage, depression, violence, hunger, neglect — in those mill towns in Massachusetts along the Merrimack River, where no adult seemed to be paying attention. By Rae Francoeur, Cape Ann, Mass., Beacon.

SUDOKU MARCH: Sudoku puzzles 981-1008 (March puzzles) are now available for download. Previous puzzles are linked to in this file.


Opinions

GRANLUND CARTOON: On federal, state and local budgets. By Dave Granlund, GHNS cartoonist.

BRITT CARTOON: Is anyone with Moammar Gadhafi? By Chris Britt, Springfield, Ill.

O'MAHONEY CARTOON: Kindle cage liner -- O'Mahoney on newspapers and the Kindle e-reader. The Patriot Ledger (Mass.)

EDITORIAL: Don't expect privacy if you share on the Internet - You might want to file the following in the "beware what you put on Facebook" category. Recently CBS News profiled a 24-year-old high school English teacher from Georgia who was given a choice of resigning or being fired for posting a photo on her Facebook page that showed her holding a glass of wine and mug of alcohol on a vacation in Ireland. Seems pretty harmless, but a parent spotted the photo and alerted school authorities. The unemployed teacher is now suing to get her job back. By Peoria Journal Star, Ill.


Business

DAVE RAMSEY: Should son save for dad’s retirement? - Weekly financial Q&A, with advice on money and relatives, and renting vs. buying. By Dave Ramsey, GHNS columnist.

MAKING CENTS: Beneficiary elections override wills - Whenever people think about finances, they automatically think about how much money they have, what they need and how it is invested. But much more matters, especially for those you have in mind to inherit your assets. By John P. Napolitano, The Patriot Ledger.


Sports

2011 MLB PREVIEW: Tribune Media Services is offering GateHouse Media newspapers use of their division-by-division preview materials. Follow the link below to go to the materials.
* Each division preview has player images and team logos. THE PLAYER IMAGES ARE ONLY FOR USE WITH THESE PREVIEWS. The logos may be used with any stories about the teams.