National Budget for 12/11/07
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For 12/11/07 editions
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Lifestyles (Tuesday is Health)
Health Watch: Weekly health rail, leads with therapists going wild for Wii. IN / health
HEALTH QUIZ: Dr. W. Gifford-Jones: How much have you learned in 2007? In / health
EASYPOD HEALTH DEVICE: Device makes it easier for parents to administer growth hormone to their children. LEDGER / in / health
HERBAL REMEDIES: Hanson nurse's homemade remedy grows into a line of herbal products - Jennie Head has been making her own balms and oils since her now 6-year-old daughter, Josie, developed diaper rash as an infant. Rather than simply buying a salve at the store, Head chose to research and create her own.
Ledger, Bauer, 15 inches, on wire now
LEGOS IN EDUCATION: Teacher uses Lego project to foster cooperation, communication. NEOSHO, Mo. / in / news, education
GET REEL: Tuning in to Christmas holiday specials. TREMBLAY / in / entertainment
SAINT NICK RESEARCH: Research reveals the many faces of jolly old Saint Nick. METROWEST / in / lifestyle
LORETTA LAROCHE: Believing in Santa will NOT make you fat. ENTERPRISE /in / lifestyle columnists
'JUNO' PROFILE: A look at the director behind the quirky new movie "Juno," starring Michael Cera, Ellen Page, Jennifer Garner, Jason Bateman, et al. CNC/ in / entertainment, movies, profiles
NOAH BLUNDO: It seems the Democratic presidential wannabes have finally come to a consensus on how to get the Iranians to stop doing whatever it is we don't like that they're doing.??I hope you're sitting down. Are you ready? Here it comes: sticks and carrots. NEW PHILADELPHIA / in / opinions, columns, blundo
JEFF VRABEL: All I want for Christmas is a Star Trek casket. IN / columns, Vrabel
KEVIN FRISCH: Is this any way to run a political debate? MESSENGER POST / in / opinions, Frisch
AL GORE ILLUSTRATION from Granlund. Would go well with an opinion piece on Gore getting the Nobel.
GRANLUND CARTOON: Oprah and Obama. METROWEST / in / cartoons
MAHONEY CARTOON: Celebrity endorsements - Oprah's fiscal agenda vs. Streisand's foreign policy.
Ledger, on wire now
EDITORIAL: GLOBAL WARMING - On Al Gore, global warming and the president’s threatended veto. MetroWest Daily News, 6 p.m.
Eric McHugh: Videogate revisited as Pats prepare for Jets - The Patriots have beaten the Cowboys by 21, the Redskins by 45, the Bills by 46 and - most impressive of all - they just punched the Steelers in the mouth, winning by 21. What in the world might they do to Gang Green and Eric "the Whistleblower" Mangini next Sunday? Ledger, 22 inches, on wire now
With column mug
WITH THE ILLINI: Multi-sport notebook will include coverage of football, men's
basketball and notes from other varsity sports. SUPINIE. Champaign. Illinois sports
and Big Ten. Moving this evening.
NADEL: Baseball column. Mike Nadel, lllinois sports and Pro-baseball.
HEATING ALTERNATIVES: Consumers seek out heating alternatives. NORWICH
HAY SHORTAGE: Hay shortage hits farmers, stables in wallets
GREEN CHRISTMAS: When Christmas goes green - In an age with record-high gas prices, hybrid cars and concerns about climate change, many people are looking for a way to make their holidays more environmentally friendly. MetroWest, Reuell, 30 inches, on wire now
HOLIDAY PRECAUTIONS: Sensible precautions guarantee safe holiday season - An overtaxed bank account isn’t the only hazard the holidays bring each year. Police warn of thefts, the Red Cross warns of the annual spate of fires and hospitals prepare for injuries.
Norwich Bulletin, Smith, 25 inches, on wire now
With photo and tips
JUVENILE POLL: A poll coming out on Tuesday shows that people are more amenable to rehabilitating juvenile criminals than to just tossing them in adult jails or prisons. COLINDRES and KRAVETZ/Capitol Bureau/Illinois
Coming Tomorrow (Wednesday is Food)
WISE TO THE WORD: Vichy carrots. CANTON / in / food
CRITIC’S CUPBOARD: M$Ms Razzberry. CANTON / in / food
PEPPERMINT PIE: Peppermint pie will bring out the kid in all your guests. CANTON / in / food
WITH: pic and recipe
HOLIDAY COOKING GUIDE: Happy baking. CANTON / in / food
WITH: 10 tips for best baking, pic, recipes