National budget for 8.27.08
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For 8/27/08 editions
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LABOR DAY RAIL: History and facts about Labor Day and U.S. workers. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/homepage/x418533629/Labor-Day-rail
SUBMITTING TO THE NEWS SERVICE: Find out what we’re really looking for on ghnewsroom.com.
WEB IDEA: Package your weekend's best content for Monday web readers. Read about it at ghnewsroom.com.
FINAL CUT TUTORIALS: Editing techniques and tips for news & sports. Check out multimedia editor Tom Sudore’s blog.
Lifestyles (Wednesday is Food)
FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Weekly food rail, with a recipe for pumpkin seeds, critics‚ take on Progressive Hamburger Press Set and more. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/food/x2090471647/Food-for-Thought-What-to-do-with-all-those-pumpkin-seeds
FOOD PAGE: Cheap junk food vs. pricey health food.
FOOD VIDEO: This week, creamy beef and potato stroganoff.
BISON, THE OTHER RED MEAT: Bison has other red meat licked. PEORIA
ZERO-WASTE KITCHEN: Chef whips up zero-waste kitchen – Chicago caterer Greg Christian didn’t like to see the tons of food scraps, paper plates, plastic forks and glass bottles generated by his business go into the garbage, but he wasn’t sure recycling and composting would be practical in a commercial kitchen. So he researched the issue, drew up a plan, and today operates a zero-waste commercial kitchen — the first Chicago caterer to do so. SPRINGFIELD http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/food/x2045582759
WARDROBE WOES: Should you let your kids pick their own clothes? CHICAGO SUBURBAN
PICKING THE RIGHT INSTRUMENT: Start off music lessons on the right note - A beginner's guide to helping children choose a musical instrument. Ledger, Fay, on wire now
OPEN ADOPTIONS: Rise of open adoptions puts new face on old process - Agencies that once espoused secrecy in adoptions now endorse contact between birth parents, adoptive parents and the child. PEORIA
BOOK: REDEFINING HEALTH: Writer reveals struggle with chronic illness - Until she found herself desperately searching for a subject during a nonfiction book workshop at Emerson College, Laurie Edwards never considered writing about her experience with chronic disease. MetroWest, Morton, on wire now
BOOK: Children's book tells a familiar story: The child that just won't get Up – Ask Billy Young why she wrote and self-published a book about a somewhat extraordinary, though sleepy-headed, boy who can’t drag himself out of bed in the morning and she has a simple, two-word answer: "My son." PEORIA http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/midwest/illinois/x633546308
BRITT: Toon on Bill Clinton at the Democratic convention.
KENT BUSH: Obama's VP game a big let-down for press, public. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/midwest/kansas/x2090472445/Kent-Bush-Obamas-VP-game-a-big-let-down
CHUCK SWEENEY: Hillary-Barack ‘feud’ overhyped by media pack
I wondered how much of the “disgruntled Hillary supporters” story being hyped in the news is real and how much is made up by pack journalists who have to fill 24 hours of cable TV “news” shows with manufactured controversies they can call “BREAKING NEWS!!!!!!!
DAVE BAKKE: Flying to Springfield? Double-check your ticket - With her father about to undergo angioplasty in Arkansas, Sandy Sopin bought a ticket to fly from Seattle to Springfield, Mo., where she was to rent a car and drive to her parents’ home. Unfortunately for her, she fell victim to the old “wrong Springfield” trick. She bought a ticket to come to Springfield, Ill., instead of Springfield, Mo. And that was her entry into GWOT — the Global War on Travelers.
ANNE PALUMBO: The drawbacks of being a "cougar" (i.e. dating younger men). http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions/columnists/anne_palumbo/x499362735/Anne-Palumbo-The-drawbacks-of-dating-a-younger-man
ELIZABETH DAVIES: It's not your imagination -- school has started
PETER COSTA: Ted Kennedy: The dream lives on - Ted Kennedy approached the podium on the opening evening of the Democratic National Convention in Denver to pass the torch to a new generation. In the midst of chemotherapy for a malignant brain tumor, he had gone against doctors’ advice to attend and said, “nothing – nothing is going to keep me from this special gathering tonight.”
CNC, on wire now
EDITORIAL: China a force to be reckoned with - The torch has gone out in Beijing, but in many ways it has just been lit on China’s ambitions and influence in the world. An editorial from the Peoria Journal Star.
EDITORIAL: Obama's V.P. selection inspires confidence - A couple of different theories have been expressed regarding soon-to-be Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama's choice of Joe Biden to join him on the ballot, their owners largely determined by their respective political persuasions. An editorial from the Peoria Journal Star.
NASCAR CONTENT: Centerpiece on Carl Edwards vs. Kyle Busch; 3 Questions with Joey Logano; rail; NASCAR page.
FOOTBALL BRIEFS: Features items on Texans’ Rosevelt Colvin, plus NFL Whispers on the Steelers, Seahawks and Texans, as well as Fantasy Buzz on Matt Ryan, Matt Leinart and Kevin Curtis. PRO FOOTBALL WEEKLY
BEES! Police chasing a hit-and-run suspect find him in woods next a beehive - and everyone gets stung, but the suspect didn't notice because he was high on heroin. By Eric Tsetsi. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/x590310183/Chase-suspect-makes-beeline-for-beehive
FORECLOSURE SUICIDE: Husband reflects on wife’s suicide and the threat of foreclosure - News of Carlene Balderrama’s apparent suicide (an investigation is officially ongoing, according to a spokesman for the Bristol County District Attorney’s Office) received international attention. Taunton Gazette, Winokoor, on wire now
LIEBERMAN’S SILENCE: Lieberman quiet on McCain vice president pick - Sen. Joe Lieberman, I-Conn., did little Monday to quell speculation about being considered for a vice presidential spot by presumptive GOP presidential candidate Sen. John McCain. Norwich Bulletin, Smith, on wire now
STICKS AND STONES: Brad and Jera Deal are among Peoria's nouveau riche. While their business, Sticks and Stones, is becoming a national sensation, in Peoria they are not household names. Only three years ago, the Deals set up Sticks and Stones as a business that creates handmade keepsake gifts by framing black and white photographs of letters from objects found in nature and architecture. Now, it’s a $10 million a year operation that even has Oprah placing orders. PEORIA
TEEN JOBS INCENTIVE: John Hancock funds nearly 600 teen jobs this summer - John Hancock, the South Boston-based insurer, boosted the number of teen jobs it supported this year partly by requiring employees to raise money for teen jobs if they wanted a Boston Marathon number. Ledger, Chesto, on wire now
TRAVEL AGENTS FEEL DOWNTURN: Travel agents feel downturn
The time for summer vacations and exotic destinations has come to a close, and travel agents say they sold less of them because of higher gas prices and the advent of "staycations," where people stick closer to home. PEORIA