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** IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Another in our Money Squeeze series.
FRUGAL IS COOL: Coupons are back in vogue, thanks to rising food and gas prices, and young bloggers dedicated to turning thrift into a game and removing its old-lady stigma. GATEHOUSE NEWS SERVICE / FITZPATRICK
WITH: art, breakouts
HOW ONE PAPER LOCALIZED THE MONEY SQUEEZE SERIES: Find out how one paper turned the Money Squeeze into a local story on ghnewsroom.com.
Lifestyles (Wednesday is Food)
FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Weekly food rail, with quiz on the morel mushroom, an easy pasta recipe, a look at Progresso Light soups and more. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/home_and_garden/x2031783777/Food-for-Thought-Do-you-know-what-state-really-loves-the-morel
FOOD PAGE: Fiddleheads: As tasty as they are cute.
FOOD VIDEO: This week, create a taco salad in 10 minutes.
FRESH-FOOD SAFETY TIPS: Safe handling tips for fresh fruits and vegetables. as more fresh produce becomes available to consumers in the coming months, it becomes especially important to handle this produce safely to reduce the risks of food-related illness. ARDMORE, Okla.
BOILING POINT: Bring on the brats, Wisconsin style. Weekly column from Jim Hillibish/ CANTON, Ohio.
BRITT CARTOON: Hillary’s still hanging on. Will be posted this evening.
O'MAHONEY CARTOON: On Sen. Ted Kennedy. Ledger, on wire now
RICK HOLMES: Hillary's party is over - The remaining fence-sitters are now stampeding toward Obama, and Clinton is back in New York. There's no denying this race has been historically close and hard-fought. And no amount of fuzzy math or table-pounding can deny that it's finally over.
MetroWest, on wire now
MICHAEL WINSHIP: President Bush‚s recent speech before the Knesset, ostensibly to celebrate Israel‚s 60th birthday, was not only a display of political cynicism at its worst ˜ using a diplomatic occasion to perpetrate an unseemly attack on Barack Obama ˜ but a microcosm for the disregard with which the president holds the rest of the world. And vice versa. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/archive/x889230689/Michael-Winship-George-Bush-at-sea-in-the-desert
PHIL LUCIANO: Check every check - Usually, I'm no sucker. At least, I like to think that's the case. No one wants to think of himself as an easy mark.
EDITORIAL: Eye on delegates a winning strategy - Squabbling over a handful of Michigan delegates won’t endear the public to Hillary Clinton, but that’s what happened (squabbling, that is) Saturday as Clinton supporters and senior campaign adviser Harold Ickes argued that the DNC stole delegates from Clinton and gave them to Barack Obama. GALESBURG
EDITORIAL: Earth’s future is now - They are way overdue and their prospects aren't bright, but serious efforts are being made in Congress on a most serious topic: global climate change. Ledger, on wire now
GM CLOSINGS: JANESVILLE, Wis. – GM announced Tuesday that it will close four auto plants, including the plant in Janesville. By Thomas V. Bona of the Rockford Register Star. With photos and video. Will be posted this evening.
WITH: Sidebar on what happens to the workers. TENTATIVE.
Sidebar on how the plant closing affects the surrounding area. TENTATIVE.
REP WANTS CONVICTED MARINE’S CHARGE REDUCED: Delahunt calls Marine convicted of killing Iraqi man a casualty of the war – U.S. Rep. William Delahunt wants the murder conviction of a Plymouth Marine reduced to manslaughter and he wants Lawrence Hutchins freed. Ledger, Conkey, on wire now
FUELING THE PINCH: Small businesses have to raise prices to make ends meet – (LOCALIZE: Talk to small businesses in your area) As gas prices continue to climb, small businesses are left with no choice but to raise delivery charges and prices. PEORIA
WITH: Sidebars on how gas prices are affecting RVers and boaters, how gas prices are affecting charter companies.
ETHICAL CORPORATIONS: Web site aims to find ethical corporations - A Cambridge non-profit has launched a Web site allowing users to rate the most socially responsible companies around the world, starting with chocolate manufacturers. CNC, Anderson, on wire now