NEWS

National Budget for 1.22.08

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald

GateHouse News Service National Budget

For 1/22/08 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.

Contacts: Jean Hodges, (630) 348-3350, (630) 956-8834, jhodges@gatehousemedia.com

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NOTE:

COMING SOON: GateHouse News Service and the Rockford Register Star have developed a national political contributions database to track what people have contributed to presidential candidates. We are working on a way to get this on your web site because we think it will be a great resource for you and for your readers. Basically, you can input the name of your town or your ZIP code, and you will find names of everyone in that area, how much they’ve donated and to whom.

Lifestyles (Tuesday is Health)

HEALTH VIDEO: Treating dehydration in kids.

HEALTH PAGE: Sisters design hospital wear with flair. (available as a half page, too)

HEALTH WATCH: Another reason to eat your vegetables. Weekly rail.

LIFE AFTER ALCOHOLISM: Podcast promotes 'life after alcoholism' - Sullivan's podcast, "Just For Today," is the No. 1 sobriety program on iTunes, according to the show's production company, Hipfire Productions, based in Melrose. CNC, McCarron, 25 inches, on wire now

LOST RETURNS: ABC's hit series "Lost" returns on Jan. 31 with 8 new episodes already in the can. We tell you what you need to know to catch up with the series and give some tips on how to host a killer Lost watching party. ROBERTS/RRS. Evening / Illinois and Illinois News

Opinions

GRANLUND CARTOON: On the real giants (Patriots) winning the Super Bowl.

BRITT TOON: On President Bush's tax rebate proposal. Afternoon / Illinois Opinions and Cartoons

EDITORIAL: ABORTION - The latest move by anti-abortion forces involves to redefine "personhood." Tuesday is the 35th anniversary of Roe v. Wade. MetroWest, 6 p.m.

PEARSON: Charities battle: Name change should not cause a fight among 'Sisters' - "BIG SISTERS SUES BIG BROTHERS" is a headline writer's dream but it really is a sad state of events when resources are used for litigation instead of serving boys and girls in need. Ledger, on wire now

ALICE COYLE: Saving the earth saving my soul - When it comes to recycling, you could say my husband is a zealot. And me? I’m a reluctant and sometimes resistant disciple. CNC, on wire now

PETER COSTA: Cell phone novels generate false ring tones - In gadget-crazed Japan, the “cell phone novel” rules. Imagine typing out a 20,000-word novel with your thumbs and then transmitting it via your phone to the Web. That’s what a 21-year-old woman named Rin did for six months on her way to work during her senior year in high school, according to a report in the New York Times. CNC, on wire now

GUEST COLUMN: Holly Sklar: Billionaires up, America down - It's time for Congress to roll back tax cuts for the wealthy and close the loophole letting billionaire hedge fund speculators pay taxes at a lower rate than their secretaries. Inequality has roared back to 1920s levels. It was bad for our nation then. It's bad for our nation now. MetroWest, with Granlund illustration

Sports

NADEL: Best of The Baldest Truth (featuring items on the NFL playoffs and the Cubs). Evening / Mike Nadel and Illinois Sports

PACKERS: Reed Schreck column on Packers‚ decade of despondence, rehashing all the gut-wretching losses their fans have had to endure. Evening / Illinois Sports and Pro Football

News

GIRAFFE STRANGLED: Giraffe found dead at Brookfield Zoo near Chicago over the weekend. 

CLONING: Experts say the problem with cloning isn't safety, it's genetic variety. Galesburg. w/illustration.

Business

HOUSE LUST: 'House Lust' explored in Massachusetts journalist's book on real estate boom - A transfer from Michigan to the Boston area prompted Newsweek correspondent Dan McGinn to take a close look at the national obsession with home sales during the boom of the past 10 years. CNC, Fenuccio, 25 inches, on wire now

With photo

FINANCIAL PLANNING: Norwell man wrote the book on financial planning - John Napolitano, CEO of U.S. Wealth Management Inc., was contacted by Alpha publishers to put his expertise in the field on paper, and he recently completed “The Complete Idiot’s Guide To Success as a Personal Financial Planner.” CNC, Gill, 25 inches, on wire now

With photos and excerpts box

GROWTH STOCKS: A focus on growth stocks may be the best bet in turbulent market - Growth stocks could be well-positioned to ride out what’s looking like a bumpy economic ride in 2008, financial advisers say. Ledger, Adams, 22 inches, on wire now