National budget 4.5.10
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WAKE UP CALL!: Localize Google's Fiber efforts, follow Feb. home sales report
LEDE TRAINING: Kicks off Tuesday
AFTERNOON NOTES: The day's top stories from GateHouse News Service and tips on localizing one. Check GHNewsroom.com around 4 p.m. CDT.
MAY FAMILY MAGAZINE: The importance of family dinners, camping in the backyard and sweet sorbet recipes.
MAY HOW-TO PAGE: Set up a sprinkler system. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x1838120325/How-to-page-Set-up-a-sprinkler
MOTHERS DAY PAGE: Learn what flowers can express your feelings for Mom: http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x38425015/Mothers-Day-page-The-language-of-flowers
READER CALLOUT: Look for Earth Day stories, photos: http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/house_ads/x38418858/Reader-callout-Earth-Day?page=None
MORNING MINUTES: Includes Word of the Day, Web Site of the Day, Number to Know, This Day in History, Today’s Featured Birthday and Daily Quote.
BASEBALL SONGS: Baseball in song: The game's greatest hits - Celebrate Opening Day with this collection of songs about baseball. By The State Journal-Register.
HEALTH WATCH: Take action against heart failure -- Weekly health rail, with items on heart failure, new research on self-esteem, tips for recognizing meningitis, and more.
JOINT REPLACEMENT: You don't have to be old to get a new knee, hip or shoulder -- People at midlife don’t have to put up with bad knees, aching hips and other joint pain that once plagued their parents and grandparents. It’s a new age for joint replacement surgery, and people in their 50s and 60s are leading the lineups in doctors offices. By Sue Scheible of The Patriot Ledger.
JEFF VRABEL: We all miss the halcyon days that were the 1950s - Hope you all enjoyed your Easter break, everybody! Now please return to your normal lives, where all is consumed by a black-lunged and unfettered misery.
WAYNE L. WESTCOTT: Kids get pumped up over weight lifting -- Due to the more sedentary lifestyles and less active recreational pursuits of today’s technological society, our youth are experiencing undesirable health and fitness consequences similar to those affecting adults. These preventable problems range from musculoskeletal weakness to type 2 diabetes, as well as a probable shorter life expectancy than their parents.
GARDENING GUIDE: Design a low-maintenance landscape -- As the weather warms up, many will be looking at adding to or starting landscape projects around their home. Here are a few ideas to consider in your decision-making process.
DAVID ROBSON: Beware before buying grass seed -- Sure, grass is almost always green. But if you aren't paying attention, your lawn will look patchy if you mix grass seeds.
LORETTA LAROCHE: Experts need to lighten up about sex -- Every other magazine I pick up has an article in it on how to increase the quality or intensity of your sex life. If the amount of information is comparable to the amount of sex people are engaging in, then emergency rooms across the nation must be standing-room-only.
SUDOKU FOR APRIL: Sudoku puzzles (645-672) for April are available. Follow the link below or visit our Puzzles category.
GRANLUND CARTOON: Tax season frustration
KEVIN FRISCH: Run, Mitt, Run - I don't know whether Mitt Romney knows it or not — I suspect he doesn't — but he is uniquely poised to distance himself from the rest of the field seeking the 2012 Republican presidential nomination. I mean really distance himself.
RICK HOLMES: Health law facts and fallacies - For months, opponents slammed President Obama's health care reform bill with distortions about "death panels" and "government takeovers." But despite polls showing the bill was unpopular, Democrats in Congress pressed forward, hoping that once the bill takes effect, voters would separate facts from rhetoric. Good luck with that.
EDITORIAL: The health law and the Constitution - Once Republicans turned opposition to health care reform into a holy crusade, there were bound to be extreme reactions when it was signed into law, from vandalism at Congress members' offices to lawsuits challenging its constitutionality. By MetroWest.
Business / Ag
PAUL A. EISENSTEIN: Hyundai takes big step with Equus -- Equus, the new sedan from Hyundai, is designed to go head-to-head with some of the most desirable, high-line luxury products in the world, models like the BMW 7-Series, the Mercedes-Benz S-Class and the Lexus LS460.
AUTO BITS: Weekly auto rail, with a look at mobile phones and driving, Car Q&A with Junior Damato and more.
SHOESTRING LIVING: Be smart with your tax refund - Oh, how I love this time of year, but not only because of blooming flowers and singing birds. Nope, I’m referring to something even more exciting for most of us – the receipt of a tax refund. Is there anything better than that seemingly “free” money in the mailbox? By Molly Logan Anderson.
CHECKOUT LANE: finding a lawnmower that's a cut above the rest -- The arrival of spring promises hope in the form of warmer weather, blooming flowers and growing grass. But by summer, that growing grass can become an unsightly mess if you don’t manage it.
MAKING CENTS: Do research before giving to charity -- I receive the same sorts of phone calls you get: An organization wants you to tape a check to the door or put out a bag of canned goods for some needy group. The callers are well-trained at pulling at your heartstrings to get you to open your wallet.
NASCAR PAGE: The theme for 2010 has been restarts.
CHRIS GILL: Let NASCAR up for some air -- The media has NASCAR cornered, bloodied and trying to lift its weight on a chain-link fence at the end of a long dark alley. In this public relations bout, the press is Mike Tyson circa 1987, while NASCAR plays the role of Rocky – the squirrel, not Balboa.