NEWS

National Budget for 12.5.07

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald

GateHouse News Service National Budget

For 12/5/07 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.

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Lifestyles

FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Weekly food rail, with items on honey, wine and chocolate and Red Bull's blasphemy.

KRISTEN ELLIOTT: Cold weather means soup's on.

WITH: recipe

KATHRYN REM: You think you know food – try this new game. SPRINGFIELD /in / lifestyle – food

ART: column mug; pics of game

LOVING LATKE: Creative toppings for Hanukkah latkes. PATRIOT LEDGER / in / food

ART: multiple pics

GRINCH TURNS 50: Cindy Lou Who is probably thinking of retirement. Max the dog has long since gone to his happy hunting ground. And, the Grinch, already wizened in 1957, turns the big Five-O this year. PATRIOT LEDGER /in

Opinions

GRANLUND CARTOONS:

On drivers having seasonal amnesia.

On latest Iran intelligence report and Cheney.

On political mudslinging in cold N.H.

On the housing market literally cooling down.

On Christmas/nativity displays.

On Hugo Chavez.

BRITT CARTOON: Housing market crash. SPRINGFIELD /  in / opinions, cartoons

HOLMES: GIULIANI QUESTIONS - Rudy Giuliani's trysts are grabbing headlines, but the spotlight is starting to turn on his business partners, including a Persian Gulf emir accused of harboring the mastermind of the 9/11 attacks.

MetroWest, 6 p.m.

EDITORIAL: TAKING DOWN SIGNS FOR TROOPS - The time for the homemade welcome home signs and patriotic displays along the state's highways has passed and MassHighway is right in taking

down the displays.

Patriot Ledger, 6 p.m.

Sports

MIKE NADEL COLUMN: As the Giants proved once again, the best way to keep the Bears from scoring is to do anything but kick the football to Devin Hester. Coming this evening

TROJAN HORSE: While Southern Cal is known more for producing quarterbacks to the NFL, the Trojans can also play defense. USC is ranked No. 2 defensively heading into the Rose Bowl against Illinois. SUPINIE. Champaign. Illinois sports and Big Ten. Moving this evening.

News

COMPUTER BULLIES: Bullies move from schoolyard to behind computer screen. MESSENGER POST, N.Y. / in / news

PEARL HARBOR MEMORIES: Memories of Pearl Harbor still sharp in mind of Illinois veteran. PEORIA / in / lifestyles

TOXIC TOYS - The Alliance for a Healthy Tomorrow, a Boston-based group focused on curbing toxic chemicals in society, releases its list on the unsafest toys -- in terms of those with the highest PPM lead, arsenic, cadmium and other such levels.

Patriot Ledger, Benner, 15 inches, 8 p.m.

With photos of unsafe products

Do not post story to your Web sites until after midnight embargo

Coming Tomorrow (Thursday is Home & Garden)

HOME HELP: Weekly home & garden rail.