GHNS National Budget for 8.29 editions

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald

GateHouse News Service National Budget

For 8/29/08 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.

Contacts: Jean Hodges, (630) 348-3350, (630) 956-8834,

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


LABOR DAY RAIL: History and facts about Labor Day and U.S. workers.

ZOPE UPGRADE: Tom Sudore on Zope’s release of multi-photo uploader.

FACEOFF: How to handle casual language in quotes.

--LIFESTYLES (Friday is Travel and Religion)--

MORNING MINUTES: Word of the Day, Web Site of the Day and a topical Number to Know.

RELIGION NEWS: Weekly religion rail, with items on the cancellation of an online pageant featuring nuns, a steel cross installed in Pennsylvania to honor 9/11 victims, and more.

TRAVEL PAGE: The Wall and beyond in Eastern Germany.

TRAVEL VIDEO: This week, tips to avoid travel scams.

TRAVELOGUE: Weekly travel rail, with a guide to the Harriet Tubman home, tips on Luggage delivery services, where to see Europe‚s first Bob Marley statue and more.

FAMILY TIME: Weekly family rail, with a review of “House Bunny,” tips on teaching your child social skills and more.


NICK ROGERS: Making the call on TV shows that will fall.


FARR SIDE: Kid Rock’s hit is out of place, out of time.

ALBUM REVIEWS, by Patrick Varine and Adam Huber:

- 'Ultra Beatdown,' by Dragonforce:

- Scars on Broadway (self-titled):

- 'The Love Chronicles,' by Divine Brown:

- 'Beat Konducta Vol. 5: Dil Cosby Suite,' by Madlib & J-Rocc:

- 'The Recession,' by Young Jeezy:


KEVIN FRISCH: When I first heard the phrase, “going ugly early,” I assumed it had something to do with insensitive men and singles bars. I was half right. It is a short-hand description of John McCain’s campaign strategy.

BRITT CARTOON: Topic TBD. Will be posted this evening.

CHUCK SWEENY: Hillary backs Obama, or does she? Who knows.

PHIL LUCIANO: Hurricane Gustav hinders help for Haitians.

EDITORIAL: Women’s golf is not just America’s game.

EDITORIAL: What does Labor Day mean to you? By the Messenger Post.

CHARITA GOSHAY: I don’t care that Barack Obama is the world’s biggest celebrity. It doesn’t bother me that John McCain is 72. None of this stuff is what this election is about.

LLOYD GARVER: I want to discuss two developments in the world of sports. One probably makes sense, but I don't like it.

BRAMSON: This has been a week of milestones - for women, for Americans.

DEB GAUTHIER: Michelle Obama was chosen to speak on the first night of the Democratic National Convention, and I wondered why. Conventions are meant for politicians, aren't they?

PETER CHIANCA: We need exercise, no butts about it.

FRANK MULLIGAN: Gas prices have declined of late, which is good news for those of us who enjoy having money.


NASCAR CONTENT: Centerpiece on Carl Edwards vs. Kyle Busch; 3 Questions with Joey Logano; rail; NASCAR page.

JANE MILLER: Racing column leads with item on NHRA.


FOOTBALL BRIEFS: Leads with item on Cowboys’ LB depth. Will be posted in Sports in just a jiffy.

BIG TEN CAPSULES: A look at the Big Ten teams. By John Supinie.

MIKE NADEL: Nadel will be writing from Thursday’s Phillies-Cubs game. Column will be posted about 10:30 p.m.

ILLINOIS-MISSOURI: John Supinie and Mike Nadel will be writing from Saturday’s Illinois-Missouri game in St. Louis. Game time is 7:30 p.m. Story and column will be posted about 10:30 p.m. and updated.


DAVID OLIVER RELIN: Best-selling author shares goal to counter extremist schools.

COOL, MAN: Psychedelic jalopy turns heads.


SELF-DEFENSE: Brite-Strike – self-defense flashlights -- goes nationwide.