GateHouse News Service National Budget
For 6/23/09 editions
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LOCALIZATION: News service localization tip: Police use social networking.
Pro Football Weekly launches new-look Web site: http://ghnewsroom.com/article/pro-football-weekly-launches-new-look-web-site
FOURTH OF JULY CONTENT: Check out our package of links to Fourth of July content on the news service. We’ll continue to add to the package as your submissions come in, so check back often.
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FOURTH OF JULY PROMOS: Remember to start running these promos next week.
* MORNING MINUTES: We've expanded what we're offering in Morning Minutes to provide your paper with more options and/or to give your readers a couple more interesting tidbits. It now includes Word of the Day, Web Site of the Day, Number to Know, This Day in History, Today’s Featured Birthday and Daily Quote.
FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Weekly rail, includes how to select the best fish, an easy recipe for papaya boats, food quiz, wise to the word and more.
FOOD PAGE: High-class hot dogs.
PLAN-FREE GARDEN: Planning not required for spectacular garden - Tammy Lewis is proof it doesn’t take a master gardener to cultivate a backyard sanctuary. More than 50 plant varieties grow in her yard, but Lewis said she has never had a plan for her garden. SPRINGFIELD
'MIRACLE OF SCIENCE:' Brain surgery reduces Parkinson's symptoms – A procedure called deep-brain stimulation surgery turned back the clock for a New York man with Parkinson¹s disease.
SENIOR SAVVY: What to do when mom calls too often -- My mother calls me several times a day to talk. If she does not find me she becomes anxious as I can hear it in her voice. How can I reduce the calls during the day, and why is she doing this?
DR. MURRAY FEINGOLD: A rash with new-age roots -- A 10-year-old boy was seen by his doctor because his mother noticed a red, very slightly raised, reticulated or lacy rash on the top of both of the child's thighs. What
could be the cause of this rash that had such a specific location?
DARIN ST. GEORGE: Simplest foods, exercises the best -- Is there a best exercise for your body? And what's the best food to eat and why?
LORETTA LAROCHE: A somewhat startling nose bleed cure -- This author wound up in the emergency room with a nose bleed and got a rather startling but effective suggestion for her follow-up care: KY jelly.
DANNY HENLEY: An insect that triggers good memories -- If I were asked to identify a favorite insect, without hesitation I¹d pick the firefly, or as many folks refer to them, the lightning bug. To the best of my knowledge these nocturnal members of the beetle family are innocuous. I¹ve never been pinched, stung or bitten by one.
JULIE FAY: Lice, and mice, and plagues - oh my! -- One morning last week, I made the unpleasant discovery of mouse droppings in my kitchen. Last June, it was lice; now, it¹s mice. This leads me to wonder, what¹s next? Ice? Rice?
SHAYNE LOOPER: Perhaps the church needs a changeover -- I was once on a prayer walk with seven other area pastors. As we proceeded along the circuit of the lovely prayer trail, our guide and host would occasionally halt and read some relevant passage of Scripture and invite us to pray.
DISNEY WORLD: Disney without tears? It's possible - here's how - I’m a Mickey Mouse mom and was hell-bent on creating Disney memories with my son. Certainly I was discouraged against bringing a 2-year-old to Disney World – the cost, the travel, limited age-appropriate activities and attractions, and so on. Could I really make Disney happen for a 2-year-old and simultaneously keep my marriage intact over four days? Yes, but I had to plan. Here’s what to do. By Dana Barbuto.
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SUDOKU: Puzzles for July and the first week of August (puzzles 372-406) are now available for download. Previous puzzles are linked to in this file, or visit our Puzzles category.
ALBUM REVIEW: 'RetroActive,' by Grand Puba -- Grand Puba satisfies the jones of many a head raised on the golden age of New York boom-bap rap with "RetroActive," crafting a laid-back affair that might just be the best of the Brand Nubian solo albums.
VIDEO VAULT: Five reasons to watch classic 'The Seventh Seal' -- Last week, I reviewed “Friday the 13th.” This week, I’m reviewing “The Seventh Seal.” Aside from the fact that they both have numbers in their titles, these
movies couldn’t be more different.
- On the death of the inventor of the Magic Fingers bed: http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x998781287/
- On health care costs: http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x931201615/
KENT BUSH: My 'Field of Dreams' no match for progress -- My hometown had recently invested millions of dollars into one of the most stunning facilities in the region. Dozens of baseball and softball fields, flanked by soccer and football facilities with all the modern conveniences replaced my Field of Dreams.
DENNIS VOLKERT: Street cred named desire -- I watched ³Mamma Mia!² last weekend. To retain my street cred, I should pretend I rented it by accident. ³I meant to rent ŒTaken¹ and they put the wrong DVD in the case.²
WADE MCINTYRE: Crazy little thing called Galt -- Copies of Ayn Rand's ³Atlas Shrugged² are flying off the shelves these days, but since I'm flirting once again with ³going Galt,² I'm rereading the yellow, dog-eared copy I purchased in New Orleans back in the 1970¹s for $1.75.
ECONOMY: Three-month stock rally fuels hope of economic improvement - There are also some signs the good news may go further than the stock market. The pace of new layoffs is slowing down, and some economists think consumers are ready to make big-ticket purchases they had been delaying. By Steve Adams.
MOSQUITO SEASON COMING SOON: Buzzing, biting, pesky skeeters - Mosquito experts say the intensity of this season, running until about mid-September, looks to be in line with the past few years. But the wet spring, which facilitates larvae growth, could mean it is going to be a bit worse. Ledger, with photo
TORNADO SEASON: Are you prepared for tornado season? Here are some tips.
Business / Ag
BIZ BITS: Weekly business rail, with tips for entrepreneurs, a look at the best places to live, workplace-attire tips for women and more.
MAKING CENTS: Think inflation when planning financial future -- Most of us would agree that it simply costs more to do just about anything today than 10 or 20 years ago. While inflation has abated somewhat with this very slow economy, I wouldn't rule out the “I” word as out of the question for the future.
KILLING ALIENS: High Voltage Software takes aim at breaking ground on the Wii - Five Rockford residents and two guys from Poplar Grove will be the death of millions of aliens. They want you to join them in killing off alien invaders and have fun doing it. Eric Nofsinger, Mark Muraski, Pat Dolan, Tom Martin, and Damion Davis, all of Rockford, along with Altair Lane and David Pellas, both of Poplar Grove, helped develop High Voltage Software’s latest release for the Nintendo Wii called “The Conduit.” ROCKFORD
PAUL A. EISENSTEIN: GM banking on 2010 Chevrolet Equinox -- Why is GM¹s Bob Reuter rooting for higher fuel prices? The man in charge of developing the 2010 Chevrolet Equinox is confident the 32 miles per gallon crossover/utility vehicle is going to be ³in the sweet spot,² as gas prices once again start to rise.
NASCAR PAGE: Anytime, anywhere.
National budget 6.23.09
GateHouse News Service National Budget