National budget 5.5.09
GateHouse News Service National Budget
For 5/5/09 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.
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MOTHER'S DAY CONTENT: Check out our package of Mother's Day content. We will add new stories to the top of the file as they come in. If you have a Mother's Day story that would work on a national scale, please send it to us via Zope or by e-mailing it to email@example.com. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1092983269/Mothers-Day-2009-content
MOTHER’S DAY RAIL: Mother's Day is Sunday, May 10, 2009. Rail features holiday history, fast facts, quotes, and by the numbers.
SWINE FLU PAGE: Includes a Q&A on swine flu and tips to avoid getting it. Look for it on the news service today.
SWINE FLU PACKAGE: Click inside to see our collection of swine flu content, including a Q&A from the CDC, an editorial and more. We'll add links as more content comes in. If your paper has something that would work nationally, please send it to us via Zope or e-mail it to firstname.lastname@example.org. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/homepage/x303485614/Swine-flu-content
MORNING MINUTES: This includes a little “today in history,” as well as Word of the Day, Web Site of the Day and Number to Know. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/morning_minutes
FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Pick vegetables good for grilling - Weekly food rail, with veggie-grilling tips, an easy recipe for a Kiwi Chicken Saute, a review of Chex Mix Bars, and more.
FOOD PAGE: Eggplant is versatile.
KRISTI HODSON: Warm weather brings craving for chilled treats
KITCHEN CALL: Ballpark scents and tastes
MEREDITH O’BRIEN: What do moms want for Mother's Day - Advice from parenting “experts” who prompt moms to second-guess themselves and worry that everything they’re doing is wrong? To be judged about everything from what they feed their kids (“You’re giving them Doritos AND food with high fructose corn syrup? Parents & Kids
LORETTA LAROCHE: Aging is more than atrophy - Why is it so different for single women in their 60s, 70s and beyond to find eligible men? It seems that somehow the perception that we are sexy, vibrant and interesting is hard for our society to comprehend. Ledger
DR. JEFF HERSH: Be prudent, careful about swine flu - Enough is enough! Aren't we overdoing this whole swine flu thing? MetroWest
DR. MURRAY FEINGOLD: Parents, be vigilant about hidden dangers - Parents need to be on guard at all times to prevent their children from being injured by various products that are brought into the home. MetroWest
DARIN ST. GEORGE: Try a whole-body routine - I have returned to hardcore weight training after back-to-back marathon programs. Training for marathons isn't all running; I kept weight training throughout it all, but it was more maintenance and conditioning than building muscle. Now that I have a few months off from 60-mile-per-week running, I figured why not share a few options regarding program selection with my dear readers? MetroWest
SUDOKU: May puzzles (309-336) are now posted: http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/puzzles/x360589249/Sudoku-puzzles-309-336-May-puzzles
-- You can find links to previous puzzles in this package, or go to the main Puzzles category: http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/puzzles
SUMMER MOVIE PREVIEW: Hollywood’s blockbuster season kicks off with
big-budget action. History has shown us that when the economy is down, movie receipts are up – way up. And Hollywood is fully prepared to take advantage with a summer line-up that offers a little something for everyone. LEDGER/ Alexander
STAR TREK REVIEW: Stellar cast of unknowns boldly brings "Star Trek" to where it‚s never gone before. Review by Al Alexander. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment/x2133270041/Stellar-cast-boldly-brings-Star-Trek-to-where-it-s-never-gone-before
AFFLECK PHOTOS: Photo gallery of Ben Affleck filming movie scene in Quincy Point. The Patriot Ledger. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x1194155863/Photo-gallery-Ben-Affleck-films-movie-scene-in-Quincy-Point
ALBUM REVIEW: 'Stop Thinking,' by Lindsay Mac
O’MAHONEY CARTOON: On coyotes in the suburbs. LEDGER
KENT BUSH: The resignation of U.S. Supreme Court Justice David Souter brings an end to the tenure of the biggest surprise and disappointment current conservatives have had to endure. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x2133269372/Kent-Bush-Direction-of-Supreme-Court-wont-likely-change
KENT BUSH: President struggles with enchanting question
GARY BROWN: Air conditioner takes a lot of coolness out of my world
AMANDA JACOBS: Horses and swine at the Kentucky Derby. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x845565459/Amanda-Jacobs-Horses-and-swine-at-the-Kentucky-Derby
PETER CHIANCA: Have you thanked your mother today? - It’s Mother’s Day, the time of year when children honor their mothers by taking them out to brunch. This way Mom can have a nice, relaxing meal, and still be back home early enough to do all the laundry, shop for groceries and vacuum up all the crumbs from the brunch doggie bags.
EDITORIAL: With the pending retirement from the U.S. Supreme Court of Associate Justice David Souter, President Barack Obama will get his first swing at influencing the future direction of case law in America. No doubt Obama would prefer filling an Antonin Scalia vacancy instead. Journal Star. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/midwest/illinois/x2133269662/Editorial-Hoping-against-history-for-centrist-court-pick
SWINE FLU PACKAGE: We’re continuing to update this with links as your stories come in. Check back often for the updated package.
CDC GUIDELINES FOR CLOSURES: CDC issues H1N1 guidelines for school, child-care closures
MOMS VENTURE INTO KIDS’ CYBER SOCIAL SCENE: Mothers are venturing onto networking sites that used to be the domain for teenagers. And they also want to make sure their kids are safe from Internet predators. Ledger
Business / Ag
CORN: Illinois Department of Ag says corn planting off to very slow start. By Steve Tarter, Peoria. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/midwest/illinois/x845565008/Illinois-Department-of-Ag-says-corn-planting-off-to-very-slow-start
COUNTRY CLUBS: Economy hitting rural country clubs hard. By Matt Trowbridge, Register Star. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/midwest/illinois/x845564685/Economy-tough-on-rural-country-clubs
-- To localize: Replace Rockford info with local club info.
CHECKOUT LANE: Finding the ideal prom dress - When a girl finds the perfect prom dress, her parents may find it hard to say no, no matter what the price tag.
MAKING CENTS: Market will recover someday. Irrational behavior occurs at each end of a market cycle. When markets are flying high, investors think that nothing else is possible. When markets are going lower and losing money, investors feel like the sky has fallen and that there is no rebound in sight. Since October 2007, we have seen both behaviors, and now investors have been scared to the point where it feels like nothing works.
NASCAR PAGE: Fixing the schedule.