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WAKE UP CALL!: Apple set to reinvent the textbook
INNER CIRCLE: Day 2 of evaluations - 109 certified
POLL QUESTION: Will you avoid cruise ships?
PRO FOOTBALL WEEKLY PAGES: It's conference championship weekend
MONTHLY ELECTION PAGE: Finding the facts in candidates' attack ads
SPRING BOOMERS: The benefits of yoga, get better sleep, safer spring cleaning
SPRING BREAST CANCER AWARENESS PAGE: 2012's research outlook
WEEKLY KIDZBUZZ PAGE: All about voting
FEBRUARY RADARFROG PAGE: Save on a Valentine's date
TAX PREP PAGES: Where to start on small-business taxes, deductions to take and common mistakes to avoid
VALENTINE'S DAY CALLOUT: http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/reader_callouts/x1468790576/Reader-callout-Valentine-s-Day-words-of-love
SUPER BOWL QUARTER PAGE LAYOUT: 4 facts on the big game
SUPER BOWL RECIPES CALLOUT: http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/reader_callouts/x1409895415/Reader-callout-Super-Bowl-recipes
APPLE: Apple edges toward $500 billion market cap -- Apple has surpassed $400 billion in market cap as analysts predict the tech giant hitting the half trillion dollar mark. By Chris Ciaccia, The Street
HOUSING: Will mandate for 20 percent down hurt home buyers? -- A mandate for prospective homeowners would push many of them out of the already ailing market. By Jeanine Skowronski, The Street
JOBS: The most stressful jobs of 2012 -- In terms of stress levels, it's surprising how some desk jobs stack up. By Greg Emerson, The Street
AUTOS: GM sees future with no bored kids in back -- GM wants to solve the problem of bored kids in the back seat. By Ted Reed, The Street
Find more news from The Street at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business
RELIGION NEWS: Many misconceptions about Mormonism -- weekly Religion News with new findings from a Pew survey on Mormonism, "God's Jury: The Inquisition and the Making of the Modern World" by Cullen Murphy and more. GHNS
DIANA BOGGIA: Teach your children to mind their manners - It’s never too late to teach any child some basic manners. By Diana Boggia, Canton, Ohio.
MARKETTA GREGORY: Prayer journal could help you get closer to God - Over the years, most of my journals have started the same way: "This time, I'm really going to write for more than just a day or two." Not surprisingly, they also end the same way - with lots of blank pages. One journal is the exception, though, and that's my prayer journal from 2001. That journal starts with explaining to God that my prayer life has been on life-support and asks for his help in getting closer to him. By Marketta Gregory, GHNS.
DAN NAUMOVICH: Minivan driver and proud of it - How did a perfectly practical vehicle come to be so threatening to the ego of the street-driving man? By Dan Naumovich, Springfield, Ill.
THE BEER NUT: New Zealand brewery goes digital -- To better connect with its fans, New Zealand’s Yeastie Boys brewery is taking advantage of how almost everyone nowadays seems to have a smartphone. Norman Miller/ MetroWest Daily News (Mass.)
GARY DARLING: I like my coffee to taste like cookies -- With Starbucks, I was introduced to the whole new world of flavored coffee and the different varieties that coffee could encompass. So coffee didn’t just have to be bland, black coffee. It could taste like cookies if you added just the right combination. Gary Darling/ Maryville Daily Forum (Mo.)
CRUISE SURVIVORS: American newlyweds survive Italian cruise wreck -- Newlyweds Benji Smith and Emily Lau, of Cambridge, Mass., are speaking out about their ordeal surviving the Italian cruise ship disaster when the captain grounded the liner, leaving it capsized off the coast of Tuscany. Scott Wachtler/ Wicked Local Cambridge (Mass.)
HEATHER HARRIS: It is OK to vote for yourself -- The obvious lesson Mr. Kelly taught me was to believe in myself. So often, we put ourselves down or don’t promote from within, even if we are good at something. Wicked Local Canton (Mass.)
More in religion and family at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle
STAY TUNED: 'Bones' sequel 'The Finder' needs to find its way - “The Finder” is about, you guessed it, a guy who finds whatever he might be looking for — people, clues, connections, links. Walter Sherman (Geoff Stults) is a former Army military policeman who was honorably discharged after an improvised explosive device put him in a coma. The brain damage he suffered has given him either a dangerous compulsion or an amazing gift. By Melissa Crawley, GHNS.
* Facebook idea: Ask fans to give their opinion on “The Finder.”
BOOK NOTES: 'The Meatball Shop Cookbook' - Authors/chefs/restaurateurs Daniel Holzman and Michael Chernow have given the meatball a soul in their new "Meatball Shop Cookbook." What was once a golf ball-sized hit of protein, usually hamburger, usually aswim in a red sauce, is now a luscious chameleon. Holzman and Chernow have explored the bounds of the meatball and determined it to be limitless. By Rae Francoeur, Cape Ann, Mass.
NEW MOVIES: 'Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close,' 'Red Tails' -- Oscar-nominated director Stephen Daldry (“The Hours,” “Billy Elliot”) offers his take on Jonathan Safran Foer’s cloying 2005 novel about a boy (“Jeopardy” winner Thomas Horn) trying to connect with his dad (Tom Hanks). Al Alexander/ The Patriot Ledger (Mass.)
PETER CHIANCA: Brilliant ‘opera pop’ from Elizaveta -- Born in New York City and raised in Russia, the classically trained Elizaveta bills her sound as “opera pop,” which is enough to make anybody nervous. But don’t worry. Wicked Local North of Boston (Mass.)
More in music and movies at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment
GRANLUND CARTOON: Giants vs. 49ers. By Dave Granlund, GHNS.
BRITT CARTOON: Diabetic Paula Deen and her high-fat cuisine. By Chris Britt, Springfield, Ill.
EDITORIAL: Congress must rein in super PACs - Ever since the U.S. Supreme Court issued its Citizens United decision two years ago, freeing corporations to donate unlimited sums in federal election campaigns, we’ve heard dire warnings about the corrupting effect this ruling would have on American politics. By Springfield, Ill.
* Poll idea: Ask readers if they think super PACs should be eliminated.
EDITORIAL: Is Mitt Romney out of touch? - "Not very much." With those three words, GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney identified one of the really big mountains he must climb if he is to go from contender to occupant of the Oval Office. By Peoria, Ill.
JAMES JACKSON: Stop us from becoming a nation of addicts -- Sometimes, a wise thought can come from the most unlikely of sources. In an HBO special in 2006, Roseanne Barr said, “The war on drugs is a war on poor people using street drugs waged by rich people on prescription drugs.” The Sun-Times (Ark.)
More columns and cartoons at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions
BIZ BITS: Experts expect smartphones to overtake personal computers in 2012 - Weekly business rail, with smartphone tips for small businesses, BBB advice on staying safe in 2012 and more.
* Localization tip: You could include a weekly tax tip from a local expert, have a business-related Q&A with a local expert or do a “business of the week” feature in which you highlight a local business.
MAKING CENTS: Beyond basics of financial planning - Might this be the year that you look beyond the basics of investing and saving and address your entire financial situation? Professionals may call that financial planning or wealth management, but how do you get started? In the following weeks, we will dive into the many steps in financial planning. So you'll be in a much better position to know where you stand and what you need to do. By John P. Napolitano, The Patriot Ledger.
More in tech and finance at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business
National budget 1.19.12
GateHouse News Service National Budget