NEWS

National Budget for 12/11/07

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald

GateHouse News Service National Budget

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

ART: pics

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

ART: pic

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

With photos

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

Opinions

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.

Sports

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.

News

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

With photo

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