National budget 3.6.09

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald

GateHouse News Service National Budget

For 3/6/09 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.

Contacts: Jean Hodges, (630) 348-3350, (630) 956-8834, jhodges@gatehousemedia.com

Michael Toeset, (630) 348-3356, (630) 835-8870, mtoeset@gatehousemedia.com

Notes:

PUZZLES CATEGORY: Check out our new Puzzles category in the menu bar on the homepage of GateHouse News Service. We will post our Sudoku puzzles and Word Find puzzles in this category. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/puzzles/all

DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME GRAPHIC: Check out the simple reminder for people to set clocks ahead this weekend.

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/homepage/x844655850/Daylight-Savings-graphic

ST. PATRICK’S DAY PACKAGE: Check out the package of St. Pat’s Day links on the news service. We’ll continue to add content, so keep checking back for fresh links.

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x844655663/St-Patricks-Day-links

CREATING POLLS ON YOUR SITES

http://www.ghnewsroom.com/article/creating-online-polls-your-web-site-using-polldaddycom

UNEMPLOYMENT NUMBERS: How is your town affected?

http://ghnewsroom.com/article/story-idea-unemployment-numbers-coming-today-how-are-industries-your-town-impacted

Lifestyles

MORNING MINUTES: Note: we’ve added a little “today in history.” And we’ll still offer Word of the Day, Web Site of the Day and Number to Know.  http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/morning_minutes

LOOKING UP: The moon goes through a recession, too, but it's short-lived. By Peter Becker. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1237138755/Looking-Up-Moon-s-recession-is-short-lived

MICHAEL TORORICH: Saying goodbye to a pet that's part of the family

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/columnists/x617081867/

LIZ BEAVERS: Thank you for being man's best friend

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/columnists/x1237139007/

TODD HIGDON: Time right to ride a bike

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/columnists/x1362400354/

CHURCHES AND YOUNG ADULTS: Churches reach out to the Millennial Generation - SPRINGFIELD – Andrew Wampler admits he felt like a fish out of water during his last church experience in Springfield as a young single adult among mostly married couples. Studies point out that the Millennial Generation, roughly 18 to 32 years old, is the group least likely to attend church services. It’s a group facing many life-shaping decisions, such as careers, college, where to live, marriage and children. By Steven Spearie of the State Journal-Register. To localize: How are local churches reaching out to young people?

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/midwest/illinois/x1445716671

SIDS AND SAFE SLEEP: ‘Back to sleep’ message reduces infant deaths - ROCKFORD – Tragedy that it is, families don’t want to talk about Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. Few know that better than Nancy Maruyama, executive director for education and community of Sudden Infant Death Services of Illinois, which is why she concentrates on a message of “safe sleep for baby.” By Mike DeDoncker of the Rockford Register Star.

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/midwest/illinois/x2081092633

Entertainment

5 THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND (March 6-8): http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment/x1237136316/5-Things-to-Do-This-Weekend-March-6-8

SUDOKU: March puzzles (253-280) are now posted. Sudoku links package can be found here: http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x776476232/Looking-for-Sudoku

WATCHMEN PROFILE: Director Zack Snyder talks about bringing one of the most celebrated comics of all time to life on the big screen. By Ed Symkus. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment/x1237133520/Zack-Snyder-brings-adult-comic-Watchmen-to-life

‘WATCHMEN’ REVIEW: ‘Watchmen’ suffers from overcrowded story, lack of vision. ALEXANDER / LEDGER

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment/movies/x1959840545/

WATCHMEN REVIEW: I had high hopes for this comic book film, but it's barely watchable. By Gary Darling. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment/x1362397299/Watchmen-barely-watchable

SNEAK PREVIEW: 'Watchmen' and other movies in theaters

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment/movies/x1959840644/

‘ABSURDISTAN’: 'Absurdistan' a charming fairytale for adults

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment/movies/x594738531/

RYAN WOOD: Matt and Kim take poppy indie dance rock to another level

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment/music/x1362400081/

ALBUM REVIEW: 'Suite for Ma Dukes,' by Carlos Niño and Miguel

Atwood-Ferguson

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment/music/x594738277/

Opinions

BRITT CARTOON: On Obama introducing his health care plan.

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/midwest/illinois/opinions/x792880186

O'MAHONEY CARTOON: On condom controversy at Stonehill College. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x792879651/OMahoney-cartoon-On-condom-controversy-at-Stonehill-College

PHILIP MADDOCKS: Struggling to find a new meaning to its existence, the Dow hires a self-help guru. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x949368727/Philip-Maddocks-Struggling-to-find-a-new-meaning-to-its-existence-the-Dow-hires-a-self-help-guru

JOE BURNS: Fairness is key to taxation. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x594738190/Joe-Burns-Fairness-is-key-to-taxation

WOOD ON WORDS: Readers share thoughts about the American Dream. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions/columnists/barry_wood/x2081091944/Wood-on-Words-Readers-share-thoughts-about-the-American-Dream

EDITORIAL: Sexting not an issue to take lightly

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions/editorials/x1959840508/

EDITORIAL: At long last, prisoner EC#2 will get his day in court - So the nation's lone remaining "enemy combatant" is coming full circle, back to Peoria where his odyssey began more than seven years ago. Arrested in West Peoria following a routine traffic stop that piqued the interest of law enforcement in 2001, Ali S. al-Marri, a 43-year-old citizen of Qatar, will return to central Illinois to stand trial on charges he conspired to provide material support to al-Qaida in its war against the United States. An editorial from the Peoria Journal Star.

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions/editorials/x1445716454

News

THIS WEEK IN WEIRD: A bizarre thief, a Seinfeldian auto mechanic and more in this week‚s edition. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/weird_news/x844657437/This-Week-in-Weird-March-6

TEEN GAMBLING: Teens urged: Think before you gamble. The ease of Internet gambling and the expansion of legalized gambling has made gambling more appealing for the current generation of young people. Drexler also said March Madness, or the NCAA basketball tournament, often draws young people into gambling. NORWICH

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/x617082081/

DETAINING PEOPLE INDEFINITELY: Supreme Court won't hear al-Marri case - PEORIA – The nation’s highest court has decided not to hear a former West Peorian’s challenge to his more than five years spent in military custody. During their weekly conference Friday, the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court voted to dismiss Ali Saleh Kahlah al-Marri’s petition before them and by doing so, sidestepping the issue of whether the government can legally detain people without charges for an indefinite basis. By Andy Kravetz of the Peoria Journal Star. Early version posted; will be updated.

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/midwest/illinois/x949369231

BARBIE’S BIRTHDAY: Ain’t it nifty, Barbie’s 50 - You know her by one name … and it isn’t Madonna, Shakira or Beyonce. It’s Barbie, the iconic doll that turns 50 years old on Monday. Of course, she doesn’t look a day over 25. And that’s not bad for someone who’s been to the moon, become a surgeon, jet-set to all the fashion capitals of the world and still found time to scoot around town in a pink car with her (former) boyfriend, Ken, by her side. SPRINGFIELD

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/midwest/illinois/x1445716707

Business / Ag

BIZ BITS: Weekly business rail, with tips on using the Internet to save money, a look at how you lose credibility at work and more. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business

IT’S TAX TIME: We’ve started a package of links to news service content about tax time that we’ll add to as more stories flow in. Check it out, and check back as the links grow.

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/special_reports/x1362391193/

TEENS AND TAXES: Guide for first-time filers

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business/x1237138701/

MAKING CENTS: For college aid, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid is unavoidable. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business/x1959835131/Making-Cents-For-college-aid-FAFSA-is-unavoidable

TALKING CARS: Blown head gaskets and diesel power

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business/x617081804/

Sports

NASCAR PACKAGE: Page, centerpiece and info about the upcoming race.

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/sports/pro/x1959833421/NASCAR-content-3-03-09