National Budget for 4.2.08

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald

GateHouse News Service National Budget

For 4/2/08 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.

Contacts: Jean Hodges, (630) 348-3350, (630) 956-8834,

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


COMING THURSDAY: (localize with quotes from your community)

MLK AND OBAMA (20-25): For many, especially in the black community, the excitement about Barack Obama's run for president is tempered with a nagging fear that he might become a target for violence. On the 40th anniversary of Martin Luther King's assassination (April 4), we speak with people about those concerns and other reflections of where when King was killed. ROCKFORD

-    w/MLK AND OBAMA SIDE: A sidebar listing similarities and connections between the two men.

-    w/MLK VOICES: Responses to a solicitation asking readers where they were when they heard the news about King.

GHNEWSROOM HIGHLIGHT: 3 must-read blogs on covering the water crisis, letting the story tell itself (and good ledes), and getting good news in your papers.

Lifestyles (Wednesday is Food)

FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Weekly food rail, leading with egg salad recipes.

FOOD PAGE: Food prices take a bite out of budgets.

FOOD VIDEO: This week, quick chicken lasagna rollups.

BOILING POINT: This week’s food column is about German farmer’s breakfast. CANTON

HANDS-ONLY CPR: Hands-only CPR endorsed by heart association. When John Edie’s attempts to find a pulse confirmed that an elderly woman’s heart had stopped in 2005 at Auburn’s Red Bud Festival, he put her on her back, pushed hard on her chest 10 times and didn’t try mouth-to-mouth breathing. By Dean Olsen of the State Journal-Register. SPRINGFIELD

Q&A WITH SCORSESE AND MICK JAGGER: “Shine a Light”, featuring the Rolling Stones, will be released Friday. SYMKUS / CNC

FINDING THE OLD BEIJING: - Most visitors to the China capital these days have the same reaction: “It’s not what I expected.” As it prepares to host the world at the Beijing Olympics in August, the city feels as much like a clean version of New York as a place with a 5,000-year-old legacy. You start to wonder how a foreign place can look so not. CNC, Golden, 35 inches, on wire now

With photo

GETTING FIRED: Behar overcomes disappointments to enjoy ‘View’ at the top - "Sometimes it’s good to get fired,” states Joy Behar. She should know. Because it was her getting fired from a receptionist job on ABC’s morning talk show, “Good Morning America” that propelled her to pursue the career she really always had wanted, that of a stand-up comedienne. Ledger, 25 inches, on wire now


RICK HOLMES: Advice for the Democrats. MetroWest.

DEIRDRE REILLY: Maybe my husband would pay more attention to me if I was in HD.

BILL DUNN CARTOON: On people and businesses expecting federal bailouts.

GRANLUND: On the media coverage of the election.

EDITORIAL ON CRIME: Change in reporting attacks on minors long overdue. Public safety, more often than not, is enhanced when an informed public can take steps to protect itself. Police cannot be everywhere, all the time. PEORIA


KIRK WESSLER: Baseball not meant for March. For about two hours Monday, opening day went according to script. The Budweiser Clydesdales pranced. St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Famers paraded. Albert Pujols homered. And then the wrath of God was visited upon Busch Stadium. PEORIA


DODGE CALIBER: Souped-up Caliber will be sold outside North America. Chrysler LLC officials announced Tuesday morning that dealers will begin selling the muscled-up Dodge Caliber SRT4, which is built in Belvidere, in markets outside of North America. ROCKFORD

CATERPILLAR EMERGING MARKETS: Caterpillar to invest $1 billion in emerging markets. In the last few weeks, Caterpillar Inc. Chairman Jim Owens has been talking publicly about the company’s plans to increase investments in emerging markets. On Monday in Beijing, China, he put some numbers to those plans. PEORIA

PHOTO GALLERY: Osprey sets up shop at Randolph park - Lisa Buchanan of Randolph took these photos of an osprey, a fish hawk, that has taken up residence at Belcher Park. The bird has found the park's slow-moving goldfish easy pickings. LEDGER, on wire now

MISSOURI STORM: Storm levels homes, businesses in Southwest Missouri