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WAKE UP CALL!: Football head injuries could have series consequences
BEST OF GATEHOUSE: FAQs about the annual contest
-- NOTE: Deadline to enter is March 1
CHRIS BIONDI: One week left to apply for LEDE
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
LIBYA UNREST: 5 things to know about the unrest in Libya - The revolutions sweeping the Middle East have landed in Libya, where Moammar Gadhafi has ruled for almost 42 years. Here’s a glance at what’s happening.
FAMILY TIME: For your cat's sake, pledge not to scrap - Weekly family rail, with cat-feeding tips, a review of a St. Patrick’s Day book and more. By GHNS.
* 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.
FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Honoring the almond -- weekly food for thought with items on the nutritional value of almonds, "Clean Food" by Terry Walters, a recipe for Oven-Fried Chicken Wings and more. By GHNS
HOME-SELLING TIPS: What not to renovate in 2011 - There are lots of great ideas available regarding good renovation suggestions. For example, watching DIY shows can inspire many ideas and plans. However, sometimes it’s helpful to know right off the bat the ideas that are just bad. By Cris Carl, Networx.com.
SENIOR SAVVY: Helping your elder with eating - Q: My mother, who has Alzheimer's disease, lives in a nursing home. She is not eating well. She does not feel hungry and cannot be coaxed into eating. I worry if she doesn't eat enough, she will lose weight and become malnourished. Is there anything more I can do? By Debbie Gitner and Linda Sullivan, MetroWest, Mass.
DR. MURRAY FEINGOLD: Medical advances bring ethical concerns - At times, advances in medicine raise ethical issues that have not been previously addressed. An example is the recent report that testing the blood of a pregnant woman can determine if her fetus has Down syndrome. By Dr. Murray Feingold, MetroWest, Mass.
VITAMIN D: Discouraging sun exposure for vitamin D benefits -- Vitamin D is critical to healthy bones, but it does not need to be produced from the sun to be effective; sun exposure or tanning beds are not better sources of vitamin D than food or supplements. By Dr. Cassandra Claman/ State Journal-Register (Ill.)
HEART DISEASE: Cut these bad habits, cut risks of heart disease -- Eat fish at least twice a week because omega-3 fatty acids (salmon, trout and herring) may help lower your risk of death from coronary artery disease. Smoking by itself increases the risk of coronary heart disease. When it acts with the other factors, it greatly increases your risk from those factors, too. By Carrie Skogsberg/ State Journal-Register (Ill.)
FOOD PRICES: Global crop, weather problems bring price hikes to US -- How much you spend on groceries and clothing this year may depend on how good the weather is around the world. Droughts, floods and excessive rain in several countries means farmers are straining to meet the growing worldwide demand for grain and other commodities that are key ingredients in food products. By Robert Wang/ Canton Repository (Ohio)
* Localization tip: Replace quotes with local residents and business owners in your area. Replace examples of companies with national retailers based in your area or state.
DIANNE MCDONALD: Award-winning women in your life -- Too many people focus on what women are wearing on the red carpet, sideswiping talent for beauty. The message being sent –– “looks count more than talent” –– is dangerous. Does that mean that only beautiful and well-coifed women earn accolades? Patriot Ledger (Mass.)
PETER COSTA: Stolen soft drinks and missing scissors in the office -- So it is with other office accessories. Some are coveted, others ignored. Take a pair of good scissors. They are picked up and used for that critical cut and then left unceremoniously on a distant file cabinet in a galaxy of the office far, far away. MetroWest Daily News (Mass.)
GEORGE LITTLE: Winter camping tips for the novice -- When you’ve got it bad, winter camping begins to look good. Testing your mettle by spending even a mild winter night outside may become even more intriguing after you’ve seen "Jeremiah Johnson" for the second time this month. State Journal-Register (Ill.)
* Callout idea: Send us your pictures from a winter camping trip, or send us your tips and tricks for winter-camping novices.
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.
SUDOKU MARCH: Sudoku puzzles 981-1008 (March puzzles) are now available for download. Previous puzzles are linked to in this file.
GRANLUND CARTOON: Gadhafi and the Libya revolt. By Dave Granlund, GHNS cartoonist.
AMY GEHRT: Wisconsin's anti-union bill could impact us all - Just weeks after gleefully blasting Illinois for passing substantial tax increases and trying to entice businesses to move operations across state lines, the governor of Wisconsin finds himself squarely in the national spotlight — and this time, it’s Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s turn to try to explain an unpopular proposal aimed at overcoming a budget shortfall. By Amy Gehrt, Pekin, Ill.
RICHARD HERMANN: Recognizing JFK, Reagan and their faults -- We have just witnessed the celebrations of the inauguration of John F. Kennedy and the 100th birthday of Ronald Reagan. We need heroes and role models, but we also need to be sanguine about our heroes’ shortcomings. Messenger Post (N.Y.)
National budget 2.22.11
GateHouse News Service National Budget