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NOTE: GHNS will syndicate a carousel package on the Academy Awards winners to all sites Sunday by 10:30 p.m. Central.
WAKE UP CALL!: Tooth Fairy is tightening her belt
SPRING SPORTS: Get your previews ready
NEW AP LOGO: First redesign in 30 years
STORY IDEAS: For leap year
GIRL SCOUTS 100 YEARS PAGE: http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x1640247179/100-Years-of-Girl-Scouts-Girl-power
-- CALLOUT: http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/reader_callouts/x565044464/Reader-callout-100-Years-of-Girl-Scouts
SPRING BREAK PHOTOS CALLOUT: http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/reader_callouts/x1952952971/Reader-callout-Spring-break-photos
REAL ESTATE OUTLOOK: The new face of renters, tips for first-time home buyers, 2012 market outlook
MONTHLY ELECTION 2012 PAGE: 'Obamacare' vs. 'Romneycare'
MARCH FAMILY: Tips on boosting your kids' creativity, walking as a family for health, and a St. Patrick's Day recipe
ST. PATRICK'S DAY QUARTER PAGE: Seasonal savings layout with business-card ad spots
TAX PREP PAGES: 9 common tax mistakes; deductions to take advantage of
HEALTH WATCH: Baby nutrition -- weekly Health Watch with nutrition essentials for babies, a warning on buying surgery from daily deal sites, a fitness tip and more. GHNS
KITCHEN CALL: Nominating some Oscar-worthy munchies -- Whether you intend to watch this weekend’s Oscar ceremonies in formal dress at a posh party or curled up on the sofa in your bathrobe, the mere length of the show calls for sustenance. Linda Bassett/ Wicked Local Boston
Callout idea: Send us your best Oscar recipes.
LOOKING UP: Planets parade after dusk - The most casual viewer of the night sky this winter cannot help to notice the dominance of planets Venus and Jupiter in the west. By Peter Becker, Hawley, Pa.
More in health and family at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle
AUTHOR INTERVIEW: The Readers’ Writers: Genealogy detective Megan Smolenyak - Megan Smolenyak is THE leading genealogy investigator in this country, and possibly the world. Many folks may recognize Megan from her numerous TV appearances on shows and networks such as “Good Morning America,” “The Today Show,” “The Early Show,” CNN, NPR and BBC. This former international marketing consultant’s awards include National Genealogical Society's Award of Merit, a gold Folio Eddie, five International Society of Family History Writers and Editors awards, and four Tellys for video production. By DA Kentner, Freeport, Ill.
READERS GUIDE: Anne Rice and 'Downton Abbey' - In her latest novel, Anne Rice returns to the world of horror that made her so famous, but this time she adds her own intriguing twist. By Susie Stooksbury, Oak Ridge, Tenn.
WANDERLUST REVIEW: Movie review: Paul Rudd, Jennifer Aniston find lots of laughs in 'Wanderlust' - In "Wanderlust" Jennifer Aniston and Paul Rudd (“Dinner for Schmucks”) are a down-on-their luck married couple who find themselves holed up in a rural Atlanta hippie commune where they hope to reconnect with each other and escape their Blackberry-filled Manhattan existence. By Dana Barbuto, The Patriot Ledger.
* Facebook idea: Ask fans if they plan to see this film or if they have seen it to give their review.
MOVIE MAN: Oscar picks and obscure movies - I’m not hosting the Beat the Movie Man contest this year, which means though you don’t get to see me dressed up like a star (and this year’s theme was going to be the Muppets — ha!), it does mean you still get to see me go out on a limb and make my Oscar picks. So here it goes. By Will Pfeifer, Rockford, Ill.
* Localization: Tease your Upickem contest.
More in music and movies at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment
PHILIP MADDOCKS: Ron Paul’s aides worried his ideas aren’t crazy enough to win GOP primary - Aides to Ron Paul are concerned their candidate’s once radical-sounding ideas for a revolutionary makeover of the federal government and the U.S. economy are being eclipsed in tone and rebelliousness by the lunatic rantings of Mr. Paul’s opponents in the GOP presidential primary. By Philip Maddocks, MetroWest, Mass.
JARED OLAR: Life, liberty and the pursuit of unhappiness -- Like any great human idea, liberalism carried within it paradoxes and self-contradictions: potential seeds of its own destruction, inherent tendencies of whose existence the adherents and proponents of this grand idea appear not to have been always aware. Pekin Daily Times (Ill.)
JAMES JACKSON: The profit of imprisonment -- Privatization of prisons became increasingly popular in the 1980s as governments began having to address the rising costs of maintaining a growing prison population and as privatization in general became a favorite policy of the Reagan administration. The Sun-Times (Ark.)
More in columns and cartoons at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions
ERIC P BLOOM: 4 great root cause analysis tools for managers - When trying to correct an issue within your department, how do you know you are fixing the problem and a symptom of the problem? This is the reason managers should do root cause analysis. By Eric P. Bloom, GHNS.
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National budget 2.24.12
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