GHNS NATIONAL BUDGET for 7.31 editions

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald

GHNS NATIONAL BUDGET for 7.31 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.


- Note: Jean Hodges is on vacation this week

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


PRO FOOTBALL WEEKLY PAGE: On Aug. 6, the GateHouse Niche Division will roll our first Pro Football Weekly page, with a focus on fantasy football. The page will be offered in various versions and formats and will include advice, tips and insight for players.

Did you know … Professional football has been America's favorite sport for more than 40 years.

--LIFESTYLES (Home&Garden)--

HOME HELP: Weekly home and garden rail, with tulip tips, bedroom decorating tips and more.

HOME&GARDEN PAGE: How to market your home.

HOME&GARDEN VIDEO: What gardeners should know about deer, deer ticks.

GREENSPACE: Stop weeds before they start.

THE BEER NUT: Founders' keepers worth a taste.

TRAVELOGUE: Weekly travel rail, with a guide to Honolulu, the most pet-friendly hotels, travel tips and more.

GETAWAY: An Alaska cruise brings adventure.

WII WORKOUT: Video gamer finds her ideal workout with Wii system. So far, she has shaved more than 13 pounds and several inches off her body that she said weighed “nearly 300 pounds for a decade.” By Mike DeDoncker of the Rockford Register Star.




BRITT TOON: On bad air during the Olympics in Beijing. Will be posted this evening.

EDITORIAL: Will foreign applause for Obama count in U.S.? Peoria Journal Star.

MICHAEL WINSHIP: Twisting the law to allow torture.

MICHELLE TEHEUX: Taxes a certainty, even for teens.

GARY BROWN: The sky was falling.

LLOYD GARVER: Silly stuff in the news.

DEIRDRE REILLY: My family has decided to adopt – a tortoise named Gary.

FRANK MULLIGAN: Speak up, sonny.

TODD G. HIGDON: The thrill of riding, the agony of the teeth.


BUNNY STAR: Rabbit hits the big time on YouTube. With video.

DREW PETERSON UPDATE: A Will County judge denied a motion Wednesday to dismiss two felony weapons charges against former Bolingbrook police sergeant Drew Peterson, the sole suspect in his wife’s disappearance. By Danya Hooker of Suburban Life Publications.


JOHN CURTIS: Packers should give Favre concrete cleats.

FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME: The Canton (Ohio) Repository has prepared player features and other general-use Hall of Fame stories ahead of this weekend’s induction ceremony. There also are photos, illustrations and mosaics of the players and the Hall of Fame building. Follow this link to see the complete list of offerings:

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


The Canton Repository also is covering the Bridgestone in Akron this weekend. Several advances are posted to the News Service:

- Could Bridgestone Invitational be a shining moment for Furyk?

- Bridgestone Invitational notebook: Reavie to join golf elite.

- Even without Tiger, Bridgestone Invitational has potential for excitement.

And coming tonight:

- Preview story, by Popovich

- Porter column

- Notebook, by Popovich

MIKE NADEL: Nadel will be writing from Wednesday night’s Cubs-Brewers game. Column to be posted about 10:30 p.m.