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WAKE-UP CALL: Will Wal-Mart's healthy food plan work?
TOP PAGES: Top GateHouse front pages of the week.
EDITING WORDS: AP style on Groundhog Day, the Oscars and more.
BOOMERS: Spring Boomers – reunite your family.
KIDZBUZZ PAGE: Thank-You Month.
PRO FOOTBALL WEEKLY PAGES: Conference championships.
SUPER BOWL PAGE: Facts and figures about the big game, memorable ads and more.
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HEART MONTH PAGE: Ways to care for your ticker and learn about your family health history.
FEBRUARY FAMILY: Monthly tab has articles on preparing kids for college early, a Valentine's-themed family dinner and what to do with a pet that no longer fits your family.
BRIDE MAGAZINE: Winter/spring edition has dozens of trends in wedding gowns, bridal showers and bachelor/bachelorette parties, plus what to expect from April's royal wedding.
HEALTHY LIVING: Our winter edition has articles on fitness trends for 2011, getting in shape to run and indoor air quality.
NICHE: 2011 niche schedule.
ELIZABETH DAVIES: Rivalries revealed on game day - In my world — Illinois, but mere miles from the Wisconsin border — the universe outside of the NFL will cease to exist Sunday afternoon. The men in my life will don their green-and-gold and remain glued to the television set until their team clinches a Super Bowl spot. By Elizabeth Davies, Rockford Register Star.
LOOKING UP: Ten ways to appreciate the sky - Anything you may find of interest in life takes on greater meaning and may keep your attention longer if you take steps to appreciate it more. This is easily said of interest in the night sky - whether you want to call it amateur astronomy or simply loving the stars above. Here are 10 suggestions to go from a casual interest to calling yourself a dedicated observer. By Peter Becker, Hawley (Pa.) News Eagle.
JULIE KAISER: Young girls increasingly worried about weight -- The Nemours Foundation website, www.kidshealth.org reports that 42 percent of first- to third-grade girls want to be thinner and 81 percent of 10-year-olds are afraid of being fat. State Journal-Register (Ill.)
BABIES: Know why babies cry and how to respond -- One of the most difficult things for new parents is not knowing why their baby is crying. Crying lets you know that the baby needs your help. Here are more tips and info on how to deal with crying. By Barbara Schemmer and Elizabeth Lovekamp/ State Journal-Register (Ill.)
GREEN SPACE: Tricks to naturally restore humidity inside -- You could spend a lot of money on mechanical humidifiers, but we already have the ingredients around the house to help return healthful humidity at no cost: Grouping plants together. Placing a pan of water nearby with a sponge in it also helps. By Jim Hillibish/ The Repository (Ohio)
AUTHOR INTERVIEW: An interview with author Juliet Marillier - Australia’s Juliet Marillier has won numerous literary awards including an American Library Association Best Book, a Le Prix Imaginales and three Aurealis Awards. Yet writing professionally didn’t come until later in life. Marillier is a gifted musician who taught high school and university music. An opera singer, she is also an experienced choral conductor. By DA Kentner, Freeport, Ill., Journal Standard.
GOOD BOOKS: 'The Finkler Question,' 'The Jefferson Project' and more -- "Secrets to the Grave," "The Finkler Question," "The Jefferson Project," "Elizabeth's Women" by historian Tracy Borman and "How to Raise Your Adult Children." By Susie Stooksbury/ The Oak Ridger (Tenn.)
2010 MOVIES: Oscar or Razzie: The best and worst movies of 2010 - It's awards season, and Meg Quinn-DeBoer gives her lists of the best and worst movies for 2010. See who's worthy of an Oscar and who's worthy of a Razzie. By Meg Quinn-DeBoer, Ipswich, Mass.
FARR SIDE: Plenty of change in ‘American Idol,’ most for the better - Can “American Idol” survive without Simon Cowell and what’s-her-face (Kara DioGuardia)? By David T. Farr, Sturgis, Mich.
STAY TUNED: Oprah now OWNs even more of your time - With the launch of the Oprah Winfrey Network – aka OWN – on Jan. 1, Oprah's influence is only getting stronger. The show lineup is designed to impact every part of our lives. The schedule includes programs to address our financial, spiritual, medical, emotional and sexual health. It's the premiere television station for self-improvement. This is not necessarily a bad thing. Television is often criticized for programming that offers questionable contributions to cultural life. By Melissa Crawley, GHNS columnist.
SNEAK PREVIEW: 'No Strings Attached' and other movies opening this week - Remember “Norbit,” the embarrassingly bad comedy that many believe cost Eddie Murphy a shot at an Academy Award for his sensational performance in “Dreamgirls”? Now, many are predicting that this formulaic, friends-with-benefits sex comedy could do the same damage to Natalie Portman. By Al Alexander, The Patriot Ledger.
SUDOKU FEBRUARY: Sudoku puzzles for February – No.s 953-980 – are available for download. Previous puzzles are linked to in this file.
GRANLUND CARTOON: Tim Pawlenty testing the 2012 waters. By Dave Granlund, GHNS cartoonist.
BRITT CARTOON: Chinese President Hu visits Chicago. By Chris Britt, Springfield, Ill.
KENT BUSH: This week's humor in the news - When times get tough and the world seems to be spinning out of control, I think being able to laugh makes life a little easier. That's why I thought I would share a few stories and thoughts that have kept me grinning all week. By Kent Bush, Augusta, Kan.
WOOD ON WORDS: Not all rhetoric needs toning down - In the days since the Tucson shootings, there have been many calls for Americans to “tone done the rhetoric.” I’m all for that. In fact, I would even like to see the word “rhetoric” catch a break. It has its roots in the Greek “rhetor,” which was derived from the verb “eirein,” meaning “to speak.” By Barry Wood, Rockford Register Star.
PHILIP MADDOCKS: Bipartisan harmony and goodwill sends government into chaos - The U.S. government was plunged into abject chaos this week by an unprecedented show of bipartisan accord and statesmanlike decorum from Democratic and Republican lawmakers in both chambers, who unconditionally embraced each other’s legislative agendas, unanimously agreeing to both expand and hold the line on the national debt, to repeal and expand health care, and to raise and cut taxes for everyone. By Philip Maddocks, MetroWest Daily News.
CHRIS LUBBERS: If killing is wrong in Tucson, it’s wrong for U.S. abroad -- The hypocrisy continues of those in politics and the media who readily condemn violence as a means to settle our differences at home but deftly support it when the victims are far away and not quite like us. By Chris Lubbers/ Holland Sentinel (Mich.)
EDITORIAL: Find common ground on gun laws -- A seemingly unbridgeable gap exists between gun-control supporters, who see a proliferation of firearms spreading death and destruction, and gun-rights advocates, who view gun ownership as a fundamental right essential to American freedom. Here's where we can find common ground on. The Holland Sentinel (Mich.)
HENRY IDEMA: 'Evil' properly describes Loughner and others -- By putting the word “evil” back in our public discourse, we will at least describe the true nature of some people and the true description of certain actions. We may mitigate evil acts by recognizing evil as evil, instead of explaining it away. By Henry Idema, The Holland Sentinel (Mich.)
ERIC P. BLOOM: The 7 types of difficult employees, part 1 of 3 - Let's say it like it is. Managing difficult employees isn’t any fun. It wastes lots of time, takes lots of energy and usually creates lots of paperwork. Now for the good news - sorry, there is no good news. The best news I can give you is that if you handle the situation correctly, you may be able to dramatically improve their attitude, work quality and general performance. By Eric P. Bloom, GHNS columnist.
BIZ BITS: Do you fit the profile of an identity theft victim? - Weekly business rail, with BBB advice on gym memberships, a tip on how to avoid identity theft and more. By GHNS.