National Budget for 4.9.08

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald

GateHouse News Service National Budget

For 4/9/08 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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*MASTERS COVERAGE: Sports columnist Mike Nadel will be writing a daily column from Augusta National during the Masters. He’ll have a look-ahead column for Thursday, and then columns throughout the tourney. In addition to a daily column, he will be writing Masterful Observations, a behind-the-scenes look at the tournament.

EARTH DAY: If you have Earth Day (4/22) content planned, please send it to We’ll package any content received.

NEW GREEN PUB: Find out about the Patriot Ledger’s new Clean Green publication, which launched this week. Check out

Lifestyles (Wednesday is food)

FOOD PAGE: That’s a cake.

FOOD VIDEO: This week, create a pizza-style version of the popular club sandwich.

FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Weekly rail. Chocolate recipe book reviewed, an easy monkey bread recipe, critics weigh in on agave ketchup and more.

OPENING DAY FOR DOGS: Some hot options for baseball game staple - For many fans, a trip to the stadium is as much about the sights, the sounds and, most importantly, the food, as it is about the field. Ledger, Reardon, 18 inches, on wire now

With photos and recipes

KATHRYN REM: Bloody Mary mix draws from family recipe. SPRINGFIELD, Ill.

CREATIVE COOK: Cook finds opportunity to innovate in Portland, Ore. SPRINGFIELD, Ill.

FOOD ALLERGIES: For this chef, it's simply sensible to be aware of food allergies. WELLESLEY, Mass.


DEIRDRE REILLY: Life should be more like old movies -- we'd be better parents and be saner and happier.

PETER COSTA: Food, glorious and expensive, food. CNC

LORETTA LAROCHE: Starbucks shows us what not to do.

BRITT CARTOON: On China, Tibet and the Olympics.

RICK HOLMES column: The bad news from Basra - The first casualty of the battle of Basra was the myth that Gen. David Petraeus' surge has brought stability to Iraq. MetroWest


NASCAR: This week's NASCAR content is packaged here:

KIRK WESSLER: Plan to clean up basketball a good first step

The best thing about this Final Four weekend was not Derrick Rose's crossover or any other one shining moment on the Alamodome basketball court. It was the sight Monday afternoon of Miles Brand and David Stern, respectively the CEOs of the NCAA and the NBA, side by side and on the same page. PEORIA

GERRY FAUST’S MEMORIES: Gerry Faust recalls jump from coaching high school to Notre Dame. CANTON

YANKEES VS. ROYALS: Photos and story from game. Chillicothe, Mo. Coming tonight.


HAVE IT YOUR WAY: You can have it your way – only 95 steps required.

 A Pekin Community High School physics team won first place Saturday during a national contest that takes a simple task — in this case, assembling a hamburger with two condiments and two vegetables — and completes it with an extremely complicated machine that sets off a series of chain reactions. PEORIA

TICK, TICK TAXES: Time runs short to file with Uncle Sam - Nail-biting, coffee-swilling, number-crunching tax time returns every April to trouble procrastinators. The last day to file tax returns without penalty or extension is April 15 and the Internal Revenue Service recommends filing tax returns by that date. Norwich, Skiba, 20 inches, on wire  now

With illustration and info box

HOPS SHORTAGE: Higher beer prices on tap? - Time was, when economic worries got you down, you could go to the corner pub to down a pint or two and drown your troubles before heading home. Thanks to a worldwide shortage of hops, however, a beer might not offer much solace these days. MetroWest, Reuell, 15 inches, on wire now

With photo


TEENS & SUMMER JOBS: Is your teen ready for summer-job interviews? CHICAGO SUBURBAN

TIP OF THE WEEK: Mark national Secure Your ID Day. CANTON, Ohio