National Budget for 8.14.08

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald

GateHouse News Service National Budget

For 8/14/08 editions

Here are the top national stories coming today from GateHouse News Service. Stories are available at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/. Please submit stories below no later than 6 pm local time, unless you have breaking news that is changing significantly.

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Notes:

GETTING TO KNOW YOU: Check out the Q&A on ghnewsroom.com with Norwich Bulletin designer editor John Meo.

http://ghnewsroom.com/news.php?newsid=1218641228

Lifestyles (Thursday is Home & Garden)

HOME HELP: Weekly home and garden rail, with tips on decorating your garage door, how to clean a flat-screen TV, how to quickly freshen up a room and more. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/home_and_garden/x1246329393/Home-Help-Don-t-forget-to-redecorate-your-garage

HOME PAGE: Saving green by going green.

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/home_and_garden/x282404333/Weekly-Lifestyle-Food-Painless-Picnic

HOME VIDEO: This week, a look at kousa dogwood trees.

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/home_and_garden/x1806340014/Home-Garden-Videos-This-week-a-look-at-kousa-dogwood-trees

THE BEER NUT: California dreamin' - The Mad River Brewing Company is a welcome reminder that not all the beers coming out of California are big, bold and hoppy.

MetroWest, Miller, on wire now

With photo

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/food/beverages/x1570386011/The-Beer-Nut-California-dreamin

TRAVELOGUE: Weekly travel rail, with a guide to a falconry program at the Hershey Resort, the newest airline fee, tips on converting Celsius (metric) to Fahrenheit and more. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/travel/x1246329503/Travelogue-Wing-on-over-to-Hershey-for-falconry-program

ZUCCHINI EVERYWHERE: What to do with all that zucchini - This is the time of year when your garden or shopping bags from the local farm stand are bulging with fresh fruits and vegetables. Don't be discouraged by the heaps of produce in your kitchen. There are plenty of ways to use what you're harvesting. MetroWest, Wasserman, on wire now

With photos and video

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/food/x1570386104/Video-What-to-do-with-all-that-zucchini

SECRETS OF A HAPPY MARRIAGE: “Women are almost afraid to do things for their husbands,” said Dr. Scott Haltzman, co-author of “The Secrets of Happily Married Women: How to Get More out of Your Relationship by Doing Less” with Theresa Foy DiGeronimo, published by Jossey-Bass, a division of Wiley. Herald News, Allard, on wire now

With photo

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/family/x282405556/Psychiatrist-is-spilling-the-secrets-of-a-happy-marriage

Entertainment

NEW SUDOKU: Puzzles 57-91 (5 weeks' worth) are now on the news service. This file also contains links to previous puzzles. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment/x282404782/Sudoku-puzzles-57-91

NICK ROGERS: The satire rolls in ‘Tropic Thunder’ - At decade’s end, “I Am Sam” will be in the 90th percentile of the worst of the worst. Only by virtue of its 1999 release does “The Other Sister” not get a similar designation for this decade.

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/midwest/illinois_lifestyle/x418530302

Opinions

KENT BUSH: Pssst. Did you hear about the preacher in Michigan? No, he didn't have an affair or steal from church coffers. He challenged his congregation -- and the world through www.gossipfree.org -- to stop gossiping for eight days beginning on Aug. 8, 2008. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/midwest/kansas/x33720039/Kent-Bush-Challenge-likely-wont-restrain-gossip

WINSHIP & MOYERS: Chronicling politics seems more like a novelist's job than a journalist's. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions/columnists/michael_winship/x282405592/Michael-Winship-and-Bill-Moyers-A-novel-approach-to-politics#

MICHELLE TEHEUX: Frosting shots? Grow up, people - Have you read about “frosting shots”? Apparently it’s no longer decadent enough to eat a piece of frosted cake. Now you can order plain old frosting by itself.

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/midwest/illinois/x282405636

PHIL LUCIANO: Salty Sam needs help from fans - In a perfect world of youthful imagination, the late Captain Jinks and Salty Sam forever would trade silly jokes and ply the heavens in their S.S. Albatross.

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/midwest/illinois/x160320363

DAN MAC ALPINE: Cowboy policies make it hard to round up Russian tanks - Just wondering if President Bush still thinks Vladimir Putin is someone he “can do business with” and thinking if Bush had read a few more books he might be able to read people a little better. Beverly Citizen, on wire now

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x275049542/Dan-Mac-Alpine-Cowboy-policies-make-it-hard-to-round-up-Russian-tanks

EDITORIAL: Discover the other Georgia - On a ridge overlooking Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia - obviously, that would not be America's Georgia - stands a sizable statue. It's called the Mother of Georgia. In one of her hands is a cup of wine, in the other a sword. Suffice it to say, the Georgians have not greeted their recent Russian visitors with a decent vintage and a sweet bouquet. Perhaps that's because those Russian "tourists" are in tanks and military uniforms, and they've not come to play. An editorial from the Peoria Journal Star.

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions/editorials/x33720235

Sports

NASCAR PACKAGE: Weekly package, including centerpiece on Dale Earnhardt Jr., 3 Questions with Martin Truex Jr., the NASCAR rail, and the NASCAR page.

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/sports/pro/x1485135761/NASCAR-content-8-12-08

PRO FOOTBALL WEEKLY PAGE:

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/sports/x1822514283/Preseason-Week2-ProFootball-Page

COLLEGE PREVIEW PAGES:

SEC: http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/sports/x1806340293/Special-SEC-College-Preview-Page

ACC:

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/sports/college/x33720035/Special-ACC-College-Preview-Page

BIG 10:

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/sports/big_10/x282405458/Special-Big-10-College-Preview-Page

BIG 12:

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/sports/x1481395777/Special-Big-12-College-Preview-Page

News

200 MPG EQUIVALENT: Mechanic gets equivalent of 200 mpg with electric car from '70s  - Though it’s smaller than a Yugo and slower than a moped, Ernie Rapoza doesn’t mind any of his Commuta Car’s shortcomings, because a gas-powered vehicle would need to get about 200 miles to the gallon to be as thrifty as his all-electric automobile. Herald News, Patekaos, on wire now

With video and photos

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business/x33719632/Video-Mechanic-gets-equivalent-of-200-mpg-with-electric-car-from-70s

APOLOGY TO BLACK DOCTOR: Nearly 80 years after the fact, the Sangamon County Medical Society is apologizing for denying membership to Dr. Alonzo Kenniebrew, an African-American, in 1929. Without membership in the medical society, Kenniebrew, who had his own hospital in Jacksonville, could not treat patients in Springfield hospitals. SPRINGFIELD

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/midwest/illinois/x1246331068

GOOD CROP: Apple crop shaping up to be fruitful - "That tree has too many apples," said Richard Tanner, one of Tanners Orchard's owners, gesturing to a tree chock full of the green fruit. It's a fairly common problem, but it's also a sign the apple crop at the Speer farm will be plentiful this year. PEORIA

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/midwest/illinois/x1806340466