National Budget for 1.23.08

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald

GateHouse News Service National Budget

For 1/23/08 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,


COMING TODAY: 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 sites 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 (Wednesday is Food)

FOOD VIDEO: Learn how to make baked pasta with cheese, tomato and basil.

FOOD PAGE: Snub veggies? Trying pureeing them in soup.

FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Weekly food rail, with items on cloned meat, easy recipes and an excerpt from The Beer Nut's blog.

FOIL THE BLUES: Killer hair color paints your whole world bright  - A hair color change can transform one’s personality in more ways than one, said beauty industry insiders. Ledger, Barbuto, 20 inches, on wire now

With photos



On home heating prices.

On Super Tuesday.

On the economy's ills.

HOLMES COLUMN: OBAMA’S IDEAS? - Obama's right about Reagan and about how the GOP used to be the party of ideas. But where are his big ideas? MetroWest, 6 p.m.

EDITORIAL: DAY CARE - As our series showed, parents need help with day care costs. Whether it's subsidies, public pre-K or regulation, the issue has to be addressed louder and with more urgency by politicians. Ledger, 6 p.m.

EDITORIAL: 35 YEARS AFTER ROE: No matter which side of the abortion debate Americans lean toward, maybe they've been looking in the wrong places for answers. Peoria.

EDITORIAL: Lies and misconceptions still a part of election game. Register-Mail.

JEFF VRABEL: I'm going to take a brief break from delivering the hard-boiled, well-researched and extremely tasty news that generally appears in this space to talk about something that's near and dear to my heart right now: pain.

PETER CHIANCA: My life is an open book - I’ve been thinking of writing a novel based on the inherent drama of my everyday life — I figure it would be reminiscent of Hemingway’s “Green Hills of Africa,” if that had been about coming out of the bathroom in the middle of the night and tripping over the cat. CNC, on wire now

With illustrations

MAHONEY: An x-ray of Brady's foot reveals the problem. Ledger, on wire now


NADEL COLUMN: Even if he had to play in his now-famous boot cast, Tom Brady probably could beat the Giants in the Super Bowl. Capping the greatest season ever for a quarterback with his fourth championship would put Brady in the discussion of the best QBs of all time.

PACKERS: Season wrap-up and where Packers need to go from here. Reed Schreck, RRS. / Evening / Illinois Sports and Pro Football


ROE V. WADE - Checking in with lawmakers, others, on 35th anniversary of Roe v. Wade decision, should include statistics on abortion trends. Ledger, Benner, 15 inches, 7 p.m.