National Budget for 1.10.08
GateHouse News Service National Budget
For 1/10/08 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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NEW THIS WEEK: Today is the debut of the weekly Home & Garden video on the news service. Check it out to find out how a snowy garden can still offer beauty and peace.
POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Introducing the weekly political rail, with standing features such as Better Know a Politician, news bits and more.
TRAINING CALENDAR: Check out GateHouse’s 2008 training schedule on ghnewsroom.com.
Lifestyles (Thursday is Home & Garden)
HOME HELP: Weekly home rail, with items on a wall torch, how to Feng Shui your home and more.
HOME & GARDEN PAGE: This week’s centerpiece is about indoor plants.
JIM HILLIBUSH: Get lucky with bamboo growing. CANTON / in
CONTROLLING WINTER ROOF DAMAGE: Canton / in
-On Hillary beating the odds in NH.
-On Romney being not being "cut out" for the job.
Obama beats Clinton meets Dewey beats Truman
MICHELLE TEHEUX: The television-crazed HDTV groupies, not satisfied with ordinary broadcast transmissions and picture tubes, are forcing everyone onto the digital bandwagon. Great. Now my TVs are scheduled to stop working on Feb. 18, 2009. I can remember this date pretty easily because that‚s also the day I will turn 43. Not only will half my body parts probably no longer work right due to age, but now my TVs won‚t either.
Gauthier COLUMN: Mid-winter election year blues. MetroWest, 6 p.m.
EDITORIAL: GLOBAL WARMING HYPOCRITES - Why, we wonder, do those who so derisively and casually dismiss the theory of global warming in the midst of below-freezing winter weather suddenly become so silent and invisible when the thermometer hits record highs in early January? Ledger, 6 p.m.
GRANLUND CARTOON – On Hillary’s new strategy: Cry. MetroWest, On wire now
Editorial: An advocate for education - Representation by a cabinet-level position, whether it is at the state or federal level, indicates the seriousness with which an issue or agenda is treated. Patriot Ledger, on wire now
Peter Costa: Over-salting the stairway to heaven - You had better laugh at this column because it is costing me about $1,500. That’s how much my local mason wants to charge me to repair the flagstone stairs that I over-salted during the depths of December. CNC, on wire now
Editorial: Roger Clemens headed for the Hall of Shame - All Roger wants is to be believed. But anyone who saw him on TV and listened to his “third-ear defense” had to be skeptical. Enterprise, on wire now
PATRIOTS 2008 PLAYOFF PREVIEW PACKAGE: A package of seven stories and many photos from staffs of The Patriot Ledger, The Enterprise and The MetroWest Daily News. Some photos are related here
ILLINOIS BASKETBALL: While the pieces haven't fallen together easily for the Illini, Wisconsin bounced back from losing its two stars from last season to return to the top 25 and the top of the Big Ten standings. Illinois plays at Wisconsin Thursday. Serves as preview. With preview capsule. SUPINIE. Champaign. Illinois sports and Big Ten. Moving this evening.
ILLINOIS FOOTBALL: Rashard Mendenhall will announce his intentions to jump to the NFL draft during a news conference Thursday at Niles West High School, his alma mater. The short story will update the events leading up to the announcement. SUPINIE. Champaign. Illinois sports and Big Ten. Moving this evening.
PACKERS VS. SEAHAWKS: It‚s big news whenever Green Bay, with Brett Favre, and Seattle, with coach Mike Holmgren and quarterback Matt Hasselbeck, meet. With this time being in the divisional round of the playoffs Saturday at Lambeau Field, the scrutiny is that much greater. Reed Schreck.
CHRYSLER: Despite losing shift, Caliber, Compass, Patriot deliver for Chrysler. RRS.
DUKAKIS TALKS ABOUT ROMNEY’S LOSS in N.H. – Former Mass. governor/presidential candidate analyzes the primary. Taunton Gazette, Tuoti, 12 inches, 6 p.m.
MASS. GOV: OBAMA LOSS A NEAR MISS: At $1,000-a-plate Boston lunch, a smiling Gov. Deval Patrick greeted the press before joining Barack Obama Wednesday, casting the Illinois senator’s second-place finish in New Hampshire as a near miss. MetroWest, Parietti, 18 inches, on wire now
LATINOS AND POLITICS - We check with MetroWest-area Latinos to get their take on the presidential candidates. Who are they supporting and why? MetroWest, Mineo, 18 inches, 6 p.m.
PANTS-FREE RIDES: Pranksters plan pants-free subway rides in 6 U.S. cities Saturday night - Inspired by a New York comedy troupe’s tradition, organizers in Boston and five other cities are planning ‘‘No Pants 2K8’’ subway rides on Saturday night. Ledger, Adams, 10 inches, on wire now