National Budget for 1.16.08

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald

GateHouse News Service National Budget

For 1/16/08 editions

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

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Michael Toeset, (630) 348-3356, (630) 835-8870,


PAGES IN NEW FORMATS: Beginning with the food page (on the news service now), pages will be available in the following formats: full-page of editorial, half-page of editorial and a page with a 6x4 space at the bottom for an ad.

SCHEDULE: A complete schedule for Lifestyle pages, videos and all of our rails (we have eight now) is available at this link:

Lifestyles (Wednesday is Food)

FOOD VIDEO: On making a healthier mac & cheese.

FOOD PAGE: Women in the kitchen … as chefs.

FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Weekly food rail, leads with item on your seafood making you rich.

FRESH FOOD: Incorporate fresh food into any diet. SPRINGFIELD / in

TAPAS: Try tapas for a taste of Spain. CHICAGO SUBURBAN

KATHRYN REM: Environmental awareness among '08 food trends. Springfield / in

FUTURE FOODIES: Kids cook up some fun at this party \- Surely it’s not your typical pizza and hot dog birthday party fare. Samantha’s menu was put together by Katie Norton, the owner of Chefs at Play, a company that teaches children how to cook at parties in customers’ homes. Ledger, Thomas, 20 inches, on wire now

AMISH UPBRINGING: A guy with just an eight-grade education who grew up on an Amish farm is finishing college and going to Ohio State for med school. His remarkable story. NEW PHILADELPHIA TIMES REPORTER / in /

CLOTH OR DISPOSABLE: Parents opting for cloth these days. NORWICH

CIVIL RIGHTS: Artist marks milestones in Civil Rights struggle. HARWICH ORACLE / on news service now


PETER CHIANCA: I may already be a winner? After filling out the online PCH form, I get the impression that somewhere, Dick Clark and Ed McMahon are shooting suction darts at my picture and laughing their wrinkly old heads off.

BRITT: Toon on the dreams of MLK and Hillary Clinton.

NOAH BLUNDO: Judging candidates by their Facebook page. New Philadelphia / in


PACKERS FUN YEAR: This season may be the greatest season of all for area Packer fans. Yes, Green Bay has already gone to two Super Bowls in the last dozen years, but they expected to go then. This year, they just hoped to reach .500. "It's a fun year because it's completely unexpected," Rockford fan Don Anderson said. "At the beginning, we expected the Bears to go to the Super Bowl. Every game you win, you think it might not happen. We haven't been believers until recently." RRS. 5 p.m. / Illinois Sports and Pro Football

IHSA DRUG: Illinois high school athletes will have to submit to random drug tests. RRS.

ILLINOIS BASKETBALL: The Illini take a five-game losing streak into a home game against Michigan, a program rebuliding under first year coach John Beilein. Preview for game Wednesday. With preview capsule. SUPINIE. Champaign. Illinois sports and Big Ten. Moving early evening.


WRONGLY CONVICTED: Rickey Johnson, who has been incarcerated for nearly 26 years for a rape he did not commit, was released Monday based on DNA results proving his innocence, according to the Innocence Project, which represents him. And unbeknownst to him, he made friends with the real raper while in prison. Leesville (La.) Daily Leader.

ROMNEY MICHIGAN - Will ex-Gov. Mitt Romney break through in Michigan, or will a loss be another in the proverbial coffin? Recast results so it has a Romney focus, incorporating quotes from Romney backers and unbiased experts. Ledger, Sears/Riglian, 10 inches, 11 p.m.

BOBBY BROWN: Bobby Brown faces Brockton cocaine charges - Grammy-winning singer Bobby Brown could wind up facing drug charges next month. Brown, the former husband of singer Whitney Houston, is scheduled to appear Feb. 19 in Brockton District Court for a closed-door clerk's hearing on whether he should be charged with possession of cocaine. Enterprise, Boyle, 8 inches, on wire now