National budget for 7.16.08

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald

GateHouse News Service National Budget

For 7/16/08 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 SOON: Look on the news service for the biannual home improvement tab. On news service this week.

BEER NUT RECOGNIZED: MetroWest columnist Normal Miller has been nominated for beer journalist of the year award.

NORWICH’S REDESIGN: Check out a blog detailing the redesign (updated as it happens) on

Lifestyles (Wednesday is Food)

FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Weekly food rail, with an easy beef-brisket recipe, critics weigh in on Astronaut Ice Cream, quiz on what a boilermaker is and more.

FOOD PAGE: The best potato salad ever?

FOOD VIDEO: This week, easy to make glazed pineapple.

PIEROGIES: Just like Mom used to make. MASSILLON, Ohio

JIM HILLIBISH: PoBoy a salad and main course in one. CANTON, Ohio

JASON OFFUTT: Prepare for the 2012 Armageddon .. by ignoring it. MARYVILLE, Mo.

KELLEY BALDWIN: I am Mom, the hero


FRANK CALIENDO: Madden/Bush/Pacino et al impersonator really knows how to get under the skin of celebs. LEDGER


BRITT: Toon on the Budweiser sale. Will be posted this evening.

CURT SMITH: Presidential race just gets curiouser and curiouser -- Obama now the more appealing candidate to values voters.

KENT BUSH: Beware -- more banks may go the way of IndyMac.

RICK ROGERS: Anheuser-Busch sale a blow to Missouri, nation (also in

opinions). NEOSHO, Mo.

GARY BROWN: Possible side effects may be worse than illness. CANTON, Ohio

MICHAEL WINSHIP: The Muppets, me and public TV. CANANDAIGUA, N.Y.

EDITORIAL: Uncle Sam to the rescue – again: The federal government has adopted a consistent, if questionable M.O. whenever housing-related troubles bubble up: Intervene.  PEORIA

EDITORIAL: Time to pack it in, Brett: Remember Joe Montana playing for the Kansas City Chiefs? How about Johnny Unitas throwing passes for the San Diego Chargers? If you do remember, it’s probably not too fondly. ROCKFORD

EDITORIAL: Surgery for the Constitution's 'appendix.' METROWEST


NASCAR CONTENT: Including centerpiece on Matt Kenseth, 3 Questions with Jeff Burton and the NASCAR rail. Also, NASCAR page.


INDYMAC BANK FAILURE: (Easy to localize) Consumers seek reassurance in wake of IndyMac Bank‚s failure. LEDGER

WITH: Breakout box at end

WYATT EARP’S BIRTHPLACE FOR SALE: For the second straight year, a piece of Monmouth history is available for the right price. Melba Matson, who owns the building with her husband Robert and serves as treasurer of the non-profit Wyatt Earp Birthplace, Inc., said the property was on eBay last year. She said they received 18 bids — but none met their requirements. MONMOUTH


CHECKOUT LANE: Piano purchase requires key decisions. LEDGER

TALKING CARS: No A/C a hot problem. PLYMOUTH, Mass.

‘HOOTERS OF HAIRCUTTING’: Knockouts Haircuts for Men -- will open its first New England location on Rte. 9 this fall. METROWEST