National budget 4.20.10
GateHouse News Service National Budget
For 4/20/10 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 p.m. local time, unless you have breaking news that is changing significantly.
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WAKE UP CALL!: Stories to watch today include a report that says obesity among the young is a national security threat.
SHAKE UP EARTH DAY COVERAGE: http://www.ghnewsroom.com/top%20stories/x43861695/5-new-angles-on-Earth-Day
NEWS SERVICE ISSUE? Let editor Lisa Glowinski know: (217) 816-3343, firstname.lastname@example.org
RADARFROG MAGAZINE: The biannual magazine (formerly Stretched) is available now, with tips on creating a cheap party, saving on summer energy costs and finding home remedies in your garden.
SUMMER BOOMERS MAGAZINE: Find cruise deals, debunk skin cancer myths, make favorite bed and breakfast recipes
READER CALLOUT: Share Cinco de Mayo recipes
EARTH DAY CONTENT: http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/highlights/x43853603/Earth-Day-2010-content
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.
FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Which fruits and veggies are in season? -- Tools to help you find seasonal produce, an easy recipe for shrimp rolls, the latest from The Beer Nut, and more.
FAMILY TIME: Weekly family rail, with tips on kids and money, a review of “Kick-Ass” and more.
DR. MURRAY FEINGOLD: The importance of follow-up care -- From a medical point of view, lack of closure takes place on an individual basis. It's not uncommon that patients, who have taken the time and effort to see their physician, do not follow through on their doctor's recommendations.
DR. JEFF HERSH: Explaining sickle cell disease -- Sickle cell disease may cause red blood cells to become rigid and change into a sickle shape -- hence the name of the disease -- after they deliver the oxygen they carry. This can destroy some of the red blood cells, so anemia and problems from the high turnover of red blood cells -- such as gallbladder disease -- are common.
DARIN ST. GEORGE: Success doesn't come before work -- I spent the better part of the winter getting ready for the Boston Marathon. For, me, it is an extension of the fact that I love exercising and figure it wouldn't hurt to have all my hard work pay off once in a while. The marathon isn't a contest for me, nor is it something I had to do "once in my lifetime." It is pure work; working is my business and business is good.
SENIOR SAVVY: Questions about dad's state of confusion -- It is smart to bring a senior in a confused state to the hospital for an evaluation. Some possible explanations can include minor dehydration, less oxygen to the brain or unknown etiology. Some medications can cause changes in behaviors if too much is taken at one time.
MAY SUDOKU: May sudoku puzzles (Nos. 673-707) are available for download. Previous puzzles are linked to in this file as well.
WORD FINDS: Check out our Puzzles category for word finds, too.
GRANLUND CARTOON: Mitch McConnell and Wall Street
BRITT CARTOON: Complain about airline fees all you want - for a fee.
O'MAHONEY CARTOON: Popeye and the spinach dip recall.
KENT BUSH: Tea Party's rhetoric brings back the past - Timothy McVeigh reasoned that someone needed to send a message to the government. With tons of ammonium nitrate and fuel oil, he delivered his message with a bang. So you'll have to forgive me if I don't get excited about a "grassroots movement" whose first chute of new growth is some faction that wants to begin a militia in Oklahoma to help defend the state from actions of the federal government.
PETER CHIANCA: Power to the pooches! - As people whose house is often full of dogs, we like to keep up with the latest dog-related news stories, and I can’t think of a more significant doggie development than the one this week out of Cambridge, Mass.: the plan to convert dog waste into electricity.
LEAD PAINT: Builders prepare for change in lead-paint rules -- The interests of protecting children from lead poisoning and small business profit margins will collide Thursday when a 2-year-old U.S. Environmental Protection Agency policy on renovations in buildings erected before 1978 takes effect. By Mike DeDoncker of the Rockford Register Star.
Business / Ag
REAL ESTATE: Facebook, social media changing real estate business -- For Tina Saad, searching for a house on realtor.com was easier than going to 50 open houses. In 2008, while living in England with her husband, Saad finalized a deal for her parents in Washington, Ill., just by looking at photos on the Internet. By Riya V. Anandwala of the Journal Star.
FINANCIAL WORKOUT: Get financially fit, author says -- By Saimi Bergmann of The Repository. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business/x1520939905/Its-a-workout-Get-financially-fit-author-says
MAKING CENTS: Insurance advisability is variable -- You can insure just about anything. The question is whether you need the coverage. There's a simple rule to go by: size up the risk. By John P. Napolitano of The Patriot Ledger.
AUTO BITS: Take a lesson in history when buying a used car- Weekly auto rail, with used-car-buying tips, Car Q&A with Junior Damato and more.
CHECKOUT LANE: There’s a catch to buying a baseball mitt -- One way to celebrate the start of the baseball season is to buy a baseball glove. Managers at sporting goods stores say the glove you should buy depends on the position you play. For example, a pitcher’s glove has a solid web to hide the ball from the batter while an outfielder’s glove is larger, making it easier to catch a fly ball. By Lana Lagomarsini of The Patriot Ledger.
NASCAR PAGE: The sport's strongest team looks to the future