National budget 5.7.09

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald

GateHouse News Service National Budget

For 5/7/09 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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Notes:

5 THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND (May 8-10): Entertainment suggestions for this weekend: "Star Trek," Mother's Day, National Miniature Golf Day, NBA and NHL playoffs and Reading is Fun Week and Children‚s Book Week. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment/x1393564378/5-Things-to-do-This-Weekend-May-8-10

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 national@gatehousemedia.com. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1092983269/Mothers-Day-2009-content

With:

MOTHER’S DAY RAIL: Mother's Day is Sunday, May 10, 2009. Rail features holiday history, fast facts, quotes, and by the numbers.

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/holidays_seasonal/x1092986328

SWINE FLU PAGE: Includes a Q&A on swine flu and tips to avoid getting it. Look for it on the news service today.

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x1072300777/Swine-flu-page-Fight-the-flu

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 national@gatehousemedia.com. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/homepage/x303485614/Swine-flu-content

VIDEO OF THE WEEK: “Road construction ahead,” Suburban Life Newspapers.

http://ghnewsroom.com/article/video-week-road-construction-ahead

Lifestyles

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

RELIGION NEWS: Weekly religion rail, including: National Day of Prayer challenged, Catholics surveyed on Obama as speaker at Notre Dame commencement, and more.

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/religion/x1194159583/Religion-News-National-Day-of-Prayer-challenged

TRAVELOGUE: Weekly travel rail, with tips to help you save on summer travel, a look at the Bonnie and Clyde Ambush Museum and more. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x2133268456/Travelogue-Strategies-to-help-you-save-on-summer-travel

GETAWAY: Oh, Canada: Stretch your travel dollar and take in the cultural and natural delights of the Canadian Maritime Provinces - If the current economy has you dreaming about a spectacular summer vacation but worrying about your budget, the answer may be found in our neighbors to the northeast - Canada's spectacular Maritime provinces.

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x2133271313/Getaway-Oh-Canada-Stretch-your-travel-dollar-and-take-in-the-cultural-and-natural-delights-of-the-Canadian-Maritime-Provinces

TRAVEL FIND: Historic Louisbourg, Nova Scotia, where the past is present - Take a step back in time with a visit to the Fortress of Louisbourg in the Cape Breton region of Nova Scotia. It's one of the most extensive historical re-creations you'll find anywhere.

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x1797206534/Travel-Find-Historic-Louisbourg-Nova-Scotia-where-the-past-is-present

FAMILY TIME: Weekly family rail, with tips on how to protect your pets from fleas and ticks, a look at „Wolverine‰ and more. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/family/x845563651/Family-Time-Protect-your-pets-from-fleas-and-ticks

FAMILY PAGE: The little boondoggle planter.

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/homepage/x407221781/Family-page-The-little-Boondoggle-planter

DEIRDRE REILLY: Thank you, Mom - Moms have a different DNA that makes contradictions seem totally normal. Their arms seem capable of hugging the whole world, while making their kids feel like they’re the only people on earth when they’re lovingly embraced in them. They’re the hardest on you, but they believe in you the most.

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1393562166/Deirdre-Reilly-Thank-you-Mom

E-CIGARETTES: E-cigarettes deliver nicotine without smoke - Jim Spencer has smoked for 35 years, about three packs a day for the past 20. He has vaped, the term for using a personal vaporizer also known as an e-cigarette, for about two months. Spencer, a driver for Ferrellgas, said having to step outside to smoke in cold weather was his main motivation for trying the e-cigarette, which he prefers to call a vaporizer. ROCKFORD

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x342385507

Entertainment

5 THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND (May 8-10): Entertainment suggestions for this weekend: "Star Trek," Mother's Day, National Miniature Golf Day, NBA and NHL playoffs and Reading is Fun Week and Children‚s Book Week. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment/x1393564378/5-Things-to-do-This-Weekend-May-8-10

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

FARR SIDE: Fantastic run on 'American Idol' for Matt Giraud. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment/x362986065/The-Farr-Side-Fantastic-run-on-American-Idol-for-Matt-Giraud

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

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment/movies/x718270347/

STAR TREK PACKAGE: Check out our collection of "Star Trek" reviews and features: http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment/x2133272546/Star-Trek-content-from-GateHouse

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

STAR TREK REVIEW: New "Star Trek" an action-packed look at when Kirk met Spock. By Ed Symkus. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment/x362984233/New-Star-Trek-an-action-packed-look-at-when-Kirk-met-Spock

STAR TREK REVIEW: Film's on the right 'Trek' - Prequels, sequels and remakes typically display all the quality of a Cracker Jack toy. Fortunately, there are exceptions, and one that's as big as a galaxy is "Star Trek." MetroWest

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x1393565626/Movie-review-Films-on-the-right-Trek

STAR TREK NEXT: The next generation of "Star Trek": Pine, Quinto fill sizable shoes of Shatner's Kirk, Nimoy's Spock. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment/x342383541/The-next-generation-of-Star-Trek-Pine-Quinto-fill-sizable-shoes-of-Shatners-Kirk-Nimoys-Spock

STAR TREK FOR TREKKIES? J.J. Adams injects new life into "Star Trek" franchise, but will "Trek" fans like it? By Brien Murphy. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment/x362984522/J-J-Adams-injects-new-life-into-Star-Trek-franchise

-- Localization tip: Talk to Trek fans in your area.

Opinions

BRITT CARTOON: On the death of the GOP. Will be posted by 6 p.m.

LLOYD GARVER: I've been so distracted by minor but flashy news stories this year that I missed the big story of 2009: To help celebrate Barbie's 50th birthday, Mattel came out with "Totally Stylin' Tattoo Barbie." Barbie with tattoos? I know what you're thinking: What's next? "Hooker Barbie?" "Pothead Barbie?" "Premarital Sex Barbie?" http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x342384521/Lloyd-Garver-Barbie-gone-wild

EDITORIAL: Swine flu measures mostly reasonable - First, the good news. The swine flu — aka H1N1 — seems milder than health officials feared. The bad news is that the damage has not been tallied, in more ways than one. Was it all a massive overreaction? How would you tell? It is the age-old problem of proving a negative. An editorial from the Rockford Register Star.

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions/editorials/x362985913

News

SWINE FLU PACKAGE: We’re continuing to update this with links as your stories come in. Check back often for the updated package.

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/homepage/x303485614/Swine-flu-content

Business / Ag

JOB OUTLOOK FOR GRADS: Job outlook bleak for this year’s college grads - Five years ago, passing the chartered financial analyst exam would have guaranteed Abington’s Matt Ross four or five job offers on graduation. This year, he’s hoping for just one. “The outlook for those of us graduating in May is pretty bad,” said Ross. Ledger, with photos

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x362986237/Job-outlook-bleak-for-this-year-s-college-grads

DAVE RAMSEY: Weekly financial Q&A, with advice on Fair Tax and allowances for children. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business/x407222536/Dave-Ramsey-Is-the-Fair-Tax-really-a-fair-tax

ENERGY CROP PENNYCRESS: Pennycress fuels researchers' interest - As Peoria ag lab researcher Terry Isbell surveyed the field filled with two-foot weeds, he had the look of a man who struck oil. The field in question covers 17 acres near the Caterpillar Inc. foundry in Mapleton, while the weed is pennycress, an oil-rich member of the mustard family that's under consideration as one of the energy crops of the future. Peoria

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/midwest/illinois/x1797207417

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.

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business/x1194151788/

Sports

NASCAR PAGE: Fixing the schedule.

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/sports/x342379365/NASCAR-page-4-steps-to-fix-nascars-schedule