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2/28/12
  
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On GHNewsroom.com

WAKE UP CALL!: Spray a good way to quit smoking?
http://www.ghnewsroom.com/blog/story-ideas/x1481614704/Story-idea-Spray-a-good-way-to-quit-smoking
*NOTE: Wake Up Call will now be called Story idea

CMS CHANGE: GateHouse Media selects Saxotech to manage content across platforms
http://www.ghnewsroom.com/blogs/gatehouse-news-insider/x1640250307/GateHouse-Media-selects-Saxotech-to-manage-content-across-platforms

BEST OF THE DAY: Editor nets bloggers by browsing Facebook
http://www.ghnewsroom.com/top%20stories/x1481613045/Editor-nets-bloggers-by-browsing-Facebook


Niche

NASCAR PAGE: To be posted by 2 p.m. Central

KIDZBUZZ PAGE: Dr. Seuss and "The Lorax"
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x1640247391/Weekly-NIE-Page-No-excuse-Read-Dr-Seuss

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
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x248716947/2012-Real-Estate-Outlook-section-and-collateral

MARCH FAMILY: Tips on boosting your kids' creativity, walking as a family for health, and a St. Patrick's Day recipe
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x1341771682/March-Family-magazine-Get-creative

ST. PATRICK'S DAY QUARTER PAGE: Seasonal savings layout with business-card ad spots
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x1882850594/St-Patricks-Day-4-Ways-To-Go-Green

TAX PREP PAGES: 9 common tax mistakes; deductions to take advantage of
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x1980196569/Tax-Prep-Time-2012


The Street

JIM CRAMER: Apple doesn't need to pay a dividend -- It's a growth stock, and it rewards you with its earnings momentum. By Jim Cramer, The Street
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business/x1170539660/Cramer-Apple-Doesnt-Need-to-Pay-a-Dividend

SIRI: Mercedes-Benz hits drive with Apple's Siri -- Daimler announced it is bringing Apple's Siri personal assistant to its Mercedes-Benz A-line. By Chris Ciaccia, The Street
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business/x1679920601/Mercedes-Benz-Hits-Drive-with-Apples-Siri

More content from The Street at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business


Lifestyles

FAMILY TIME: The secret to a successful family vacation? Teamwork - Weekly family rail, with tips on having a good family vacation, reviews of “The Secret World of Arrietty” and “The Borrowers,” and more. By GHNS.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x740683365/Family-Time-The-secret-to-a-successful-family-vacation-Teamwork
* 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: Potato healthy -- Weekly Food for Thought with why potatoes are good for you, how long eggs are good for, a Pierogy Bruschetta recipe and more. GHNS
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/food/x1211991948/Food-for-Thought-Potato-healthy

HOMEFIX: Preparing a summer home for an extended absence -- Q: I found your article on properly preparing an unoccupied home for winter informative. Is there a similar article where a Florida home is safely prepared for a summer vacancy? Dwight Barnett/ Scripps Howard News Service
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1481615123/101-Ideas-Organizing-a-childs-closet

101 IDEAS: Organizing a child's closet -- There are many ways to keep a kid's closet organized and accessible without spending a lot of money or time. Organizing expert Louise Kurzeka shares her top 10 tips. Scripps Howard News Service
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1481615123/101-Ideas-Organizing-a-childs-closet

TREASURES: Navajo rug not worth much money -- While stationed in Phoenix in the mid-1980s, I bought this rug for $500 from an officer whose mother wove Navajo rugs. The textile was made using natural yarns, which were hand-spun and dyed with natural dyes from the Arizona desert. Helaine Fendelman and Joe Rosson/ Scripps Howard News Service
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1771585722/Treasures-Navajo-rug-not-worth-much-money

HOBBIES: Create colorful clipboards to hold school papers -- Artwork, book reports and spelling tests all contribute to the clutter that typically lives in each child's room or is stuck to the fridge with magnets. You can create customized clipboards that give the school papers a simple and tidy place to reside. Scripps Howard News Service
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1640254176/Hobbies-Create-colorful-clipboards-to-hold-school-papers

BUTTONED UP: Take some 'me' time for yourself -- "Me" time. Just the name of it sounds selfish, doesn't it? Perhaps that's why so many people feel guilty taking it. But while it may sound like an extravagance, it's essential to our well-being. Sarah Welch and Alicia Rockmore/ Scripps Howard News Service
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1771585919/Buttoned-Up-Take-some-me-time-for-yourself

YARDSMART: A begonia that is perfect for today's interiors -- One long-overlooked beauty has been waiting to be rediscovered. This begonia is perfect for today's interiors. Over the last two decades, breeders have sought to coax the secrets of the rex begonia's gene pool. Maureen Gilmer/ Scripps Howard News Service
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1640254317/Yardsmart-A-begonia-that-is-perfect-for-todays-interiors

GARDEN FEUD: A growing divide is taking root in the garden world -- A young male blogger declared that he didn't consider himself a gardener because he wasn't "a middle-aged woman who's been doing it just for the beauty of it and not considering all the other aspects." “I was like, ‘Wait a minute, honey!’” said Hayes. Kim Palmer/ Scripps Howard News Service
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x564869392/A-growing-divide-is-taking-root-in-the-garden-world

More in food and family at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle


Opinions

GRANLUND CARTOON: Girl Scouts 100 years -- Dave Granlund on Girl Scouts of America celebrating its 100th anniversary. GHNS
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions/cartoons/x1771583562/Granlund-cartoon-Girl-Scouts-100-years

EDITORIAL: No time to get stupid in Afghanistan - The United States is trying to leave Afghanistan with as little additional loss in blood and treasure as possible after spending the last decade there. For that we need the cooperation of Afghanistan's government, its security forces, and the civilian population. That is not an opinion, but a statement of fact. You could say that the recent burning of Qurans at a U.S. military base there, even if unintentional, has done nothing to further that cause. By Peoria, Ill.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ebyline/opinions/x564869032/Editorial-No-time-to-get-stupid-in-Afghanistan

AMY GEHRT: War on education short-sighted - President Barack Obama’s push to get America to invest in education may be music to the ears of millions of parents, but the message is falling on deaf ears among the GOP presidential hopefuls. Over the weekend, Rick Santorum criticized the commander in chief’s efforts to give every American high school student a shot at higher education, firing the latest volley in the apparent war against education launched by the current front-runners from the overcrowded field of contenders still vying for the Republican presidential nomination. By Amy Gehrt, Pekin, Ill.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ebyline/opinions/x1288993263/Amy-Gehrt-War-on-education-short-sighted
* Localization idea: Ask readers to weigh in on Santorum's comments - was he off base? Right on target?

More in columns and cartoons at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions