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SUNSHINE WEEK: Send your Sunshine Week projects, stories
DESIGN HOUSE: Jobs site launched for GateHouse Media's Design House
NCAA TOURNAMENT BRACKET: http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x453928073/NCAA-Tournament-Mens-Div-I-bracket
KIDZBUZZ: Celebrate the Girl Scouts by learning about nature
SPRING SPORTS QUARTER PAGE: With space for coupons or business-card-size ads
SPRING PHOTOS CALLOUT: http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/reader_callouts/x698056863/Reader-callout-Spring-photos
SPRING HOME & GARDEN: Tips for the first-time vegetable gardener, upgrade ideas for your floors and bath, dozens of landscaping tips
MARCH RADARFROG PAGE: The guy's guide to prom
RIDES: Our spring vehicles guide looks at new trucks, convertibles, motorcycles, RVs and boats
SPRING BREAK PHOTOS CALLOUT: http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/reader_callouts/x1952952971/Reader-callout-Spring-break-photos
ST. PATRICK'S DAY QUARTER PAGE: Seasonal savings layout with business-card ad spots
NEW IPAD: Demand 'off the charts' -- Apple is already sold out of the new iPad, according to the company's website, and demand is "off the charts." By Chris Ciaccia, The Street
More from The Street at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business/
HOME HELP: Spring cleaning -- weekly Home Help with spring cleaning tips, the new Apple iPad, a home-selling tip and more. GHNS
SHOESTRING LIVING: Seasonal salads sure to please - Spring is coming! Spring is coming! The first peeks of growth, songbird tweets and warmer temps leave me ready for revival. And although I’m a comfort food girl at heart, I’m a veggie lover, too, and I spend my whole year finding ways to save on, and enjoy, in-season goodness. By Molly Logan Anderson, GHNS.
HANGOVERS: How to handle a hangover - St. Patrick’s celebrations shouldn’t lead to drinkers feeling green. By Ann Pierceall, Springfield, Ill.
* Facebook idea: Ask fans if they have a hangover cure.
LESSONS FROM CANCER: Changing course in cancer treatment - My new reality is taking some getting used to. Since I found out six days ago that my lung cancer is growing and is now in my airway and has spread to lymph nodes on both sides of my chest, my left adrenal gland and left pelvic bone, the cold hard facts of this disease have knocked me down - again. By Joyce Rothman, GHNS.
HEALTHSTYLE: Everybody makes mistakes - "Making mistakes is just awful! People must think that I am not very smart. Everyone wonders why I did it." These may be the thoughts that go through your head when you make a mistake. By David Gannon, GHNS.
JEFF VRABEL: What a pathetic solar flare - HEY, SOLAR FLARE. YEAH, I'M TALKING TO YOU, LOSER. THE FLARE-LOOKING THING, IN SPACE, THE ONE THAT'S SOLAR. You stink. Yeah, I said it. You are the worst solar flare ever. You are a pink fluffy unicorn of solar flares. You are a fragile porcelain mouse of solar flares. By Jeff Vrabel, GHNS.
JULIE FAY: Chicken fascination was quick to hatch -- “No, Mom,” he said, rolling his eyes slightly. “We’re hatching chicks at school!” He went on to explain how they had the incubator all ready, and that they were going to get 10 eggs, even though there were only spaces for eight. The Patriot Ledger (Mass.)
GREEN SPACE: Forget everything you knew about cactus -- That Christmas cactus you bought for the holidays might be looking ragged these days. Here are some ways to extend your plant and force blooming next Christmas. Canton (Ohio) Repository
*Callout idea: What are your tips for growing cactus?
LORETTA LAROCHE: Try to ignore your inner critic -- I often wonder when we first start accumulating those critics that are always so ready to make us feel that we just haven’t made the grade yet. I know a lot of it starts when we’re kids. The Patriot Ledger (Mass.)
GARY BROWN: Dictionary of American Regional English publishes fifth edition -- The dictionary compiles words, phrases, pronunciations and unique grammar and syntax for specific parts of the United States. For example, DARE says that peanut heaven — as in “no one wants to hear from peanut heaven” — refers to “the upper balcony of a theater.” Canton (Ohio) Repository
*Callout idea: What are your favorite regional terms/phrases?
More in home and family at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle
READERS GUIDE: ‘Inside Apple’ by Adam Lashinsky -- Walter Isaacson's recent biography of Jobs revealed much about the man and his life. Now Adam Lashinsky, Fortune magazine editor-at-large, takes us "Inside Apple" to reveal "how America's most admired –– and secretive –– company really works." Susie Stooksbury/ Oak Ridger (Tenn.)
More in music and movies at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment
SUNSHINE WEEK RESOURCES: Op-eds, logos, story ideas and more
MOYERS & WINSHIP: The vaccination nation - We haven’t even turned the page on the controversy over contraceptives, health care and religious freedom, when another thorny one arises involving personal conscience and public health. A flurry of stories over the past few days coincided with seeing a movie that inspires more than passing interest in their subject. Steven Soderbergh’s film “Contagion” came out a few months ago and was inexplicably and completely frozen out of the Oscar nominations. But it is the most plausible experience of a global pandemic plague you’re likely to see until the real thing strikes. By Bill Moyers and Michael Winship, Messenger Post, N.Y.
* Poll idea: Ask readers if they let their children be vaccinated.
WENDY J. MURPHY: The politics of sex and sluts - Like lemmings, people line up to condemn use of the word “slut” – except when they don’t. The key factor appears not to be whether the word is uttered but who utters it. By Wendy J. Murphy, The Patriot Ledger.
CURT SMITH: Required reading for the GOP -- More than anyone, Bush 43’s apostasy made Barack Obama president. To unmake him, the 2012 GOP must again lure Main Street “and specifically,” a writer said, “the people reviled in Main Street”: middle-brow and -class, prizing work, family, religion and reverence for everything American. Messenger Post (New York)
More in columns and cartoons at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions
Business / auto
GREG ZYLA: Fan of the early Dodge Hemi - Q: Greg, I'm enjoying your recent articles on the Hemi, car models and the Dick Harrell 427 Nickey, Gibb and Yenko Camaros. However, I'd like to let everyone know that those famous 426 Hemi engines came out way before 1965, but in smaller dimensions. My dad had a 1953 Dodge with a Hemi in it. Do you remember those? By Greg Zyla, GHNS.
SILVIO CALABI: Vanilla, anyone? The ever-appealing Toyota Camry - “Camry” reportedly comes from the Japanese word for crown, kanmuri. You may think that it’s Lexus that is the crown of Toyota’s lineup, but no — the Camry has been America’s best-selling car for 13 of the past 14 years. Was there ever a more appropriate model name? By Silvio Calabi, GHNS.
AUTO BITS: Tips to safely buy a used car online - Weekly auto rail, with car-buying tips, Car Q&A with Junior Damato and more. By GHNS.
* Localization tip: You can do a Q&A with a local mechanic, or have a mechanic (or mechanics) provide you with a tip of the week.
ON COMPUTERS: Hand-helds solve ‘the last mile’ for data delivery - The tablet is the keyhole to the 21st century. It represents what publishers call “the final mile,” delivering Web content, entertainment and news to consumers. By Jim Hillibish, Canton, Ohio.
More in tech and finance at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business
National budget 3.12.12
GateHouse News Service National Budget