National Budget for 9.5.07

Jean Hodges, National Editor

GateHouse News Service National Budget

For 9/5/07 editions

Here are the top national stories coming today from GateHouse News Service. Stories are available at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/. Please submit stories below no later than 6 pm local time, unless you have breaking news that is changing significantly.

Contacts: Jean Hodges, (630) 348-3350, (630) 956-8834, jhodges@gatehousemedia.com

Michael Toeset, (630) 348-3356, (630) 835-8870, mtoeset@gatehousemedia.com

News

FEWER HUNTERS: Good to localize: National figures show steep drop in people hunting and fishing, probably a sign that kids are more prone to stay indoors for video games or hop on a skateboard than pick up a 12 gauge. We talk to GOAL, Mass F&W, sporting goods stores, etc.

MetroWest Daily News, Reuell, 15 inches, 6 p.m.

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SEVERED HAND “TROPHY” MURDER: Arraignment in Hingham court related to murder of a homeless man. Those charged with the murder allegedly cut off the victim's hand, then would bring the hand around to parties to show it off. Patriot Ledger, Goulart, 12-15", 7 p.m.

AFTERMATH OF A MURDER - Each night, Kenyisha Chaney  rushes to comfort her 5-year-old  nephew and 9-year-old niece as  they lay in bed. It has been two weeks since the  children's mother, Carlita "T.T."  Chaney, 27, was shot to death in  the basement of a Montauk Road  home in Brockton and a week since Kenyisha discovered the  children witnessed the aftermath  of the killing. Enterprise, Boyle, 23 inches, 6 p.m.

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BILLION DOLLAR LOTTERY - Like many of their players, the Lottery is picking a favorite number - this time for the nation’s first billion-dollar game. Patriot Ledger, Lambert, 12 inches, on wire now

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Sports

PATS, RANDY MOSS PREPARE FOR OPENER - The veteran wide receiver is well aware of what he has been gathering the past month. Moss. Enterprise, Farley, 18 inches, on wire now

NEW TRADITIONS: When Illinois plays a home football game Saturday, the Illini go without Chief Illiniwek for the first time in decades. The school and athletic department are in search of new traditions. Stand alone feature or lead to notebook, depending on Zook press conference later today. SUPINIE/Categories: Illinois Sports and Big Ten

NADEL -  After two scheduled road starts, will Carlos Zambrano be booed or cheered when he next pitches at Wrigley Field on Sept. 17? This and more excerpts from The Baldest Truth blog. MIKE NADEL/Categories: Illinois Sports and MIKE NADEL

DAILY SOUTHTOWN:

ARVIA COLUMN: Rodney Harrison disappoints folks from Markham to New England, including me.

Opinions

EDITORIAL: RODNEY HARRISON - We embark on a journey to find and kill the dreaded Yeahbut, that shadowy monster that lives on the banks of D'Nile River, whose latest victims are Rodney Harrison and his legion of apologists. Patriot Ledger, 17 inches, 6 p.m.

NOAH BLUNDO COLUMN: With the recent resignations of Bush political adviser Karl Rove and Attorney General Alberto Gonzales leaving the Democrat-controlled Congress with no one to subpoena, the Senate Judiciary Committee has called for sworn testimony from Miss Teen South Carolina to explain her conflicting answers about why one-fifth of American students can't identify their own country on a map. NEW PHILADELPHIA, Ohio / In / Columns

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GRANLUND CARTOON – On the Red Sox rookie who pitched a no-hitter. METROWEST / in / cartoons

Lifestyles (Wednesday is Food)

EATING MORE FRUITS & VEGGIES: Applesauce in meatloaf? Recipe-maker tries to get Americans to eat more fruits and veggies. With recipes. PEORIA / In / Food

HIGH-TECH WINE: Wine on the vine goes high-tech in Upstate New York. CANANDAIGUA / In / Beverages

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JACK KEROUAC PACKAGE: BY Chris Bergeron, MetroWest Daily News

ON THE ROAD TO LOWELL - In Lowell, Mass., visitors to Jack Kerouac's grave site remember the author, his life and his works.

LEGENDARY SCROLL STILL A ROAD MAP - Exhibit depicts the Lowell-born author's life and literary legacy.

ON HIS OWN ROAD - Inspired by Jack Kerouac's "On the Road," Daily News reporter Chris Bergeron headed out on his own personal journey.

Coming tomorrow

PURPLE TOOLBELT: When decorating, no need to fret over gender. A close friend of mine recently moved into a two-bedroom condominium. She is a single mother of two, and her children will be sharing the larger of the bedrooms. Having two children share a room isn’t really an issue when it comes to decorating, since typically sibling roommates are the same gender. A 2-year-old girl and a 6-year-old boy, however, will share this room. NORWICH / In / Home & Garden

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PETER FONDA PROFILE: Though he’s currently on a publicity tour to push his newest film, a remake of the 50-year-old Western “3:10 to Yuma,” Fonda can’t help but bring up the Hopper-directed “Easy Rider,” the film that put both men on the Hollywood independent circuit map. CNC / In /  Entertainment

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WORLD OF WARCRAFT: Have no idea what “World of Warcraft” is but are curious to discover why your son /boyfriend/ once-good-friend-but-I-never-see-him-anymore can’t stop playing it? Then read on, and hopefully the following attempt to demystify the curious invention that is Blizzard Entertainment’s “World of Warcraft” might prove helpful. LAKE SUN, Mo. / In / Entertainment

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TOM MARTIN COLUMN: More than a few merit badges short of a full load: The only knot I can tie is the occasional one on my shoe. There’s a reason for this. I was a Cub Scout dropout. GALESBURG, Ill. / In / Lifestyles

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