National budget 4.21.10
GateHouse News Service National Budget
For 4/21/10 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.
Contacts: Lisa Glowinski, (217) 816-3343, email@example.com
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WAKE UP CALL!: Getting junior a job and disposing properly of old meds
READY FOR THE WEEKEND: Localize Earth Day, road races
AFTERNOON NOTES: Mother's Day, Memorial Day, Flag Day pages ready for you
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.
HOME HELP: Three tips for a perfect paint finish -- Weekly home and garden rail, with tips for painting preparation, how to keep automatic garage doors safe, interior lighting advice, and more.
POTTING SOIL: What you should know about reusing potting soil -- Can potting soil be reused? This is a question extension personnel hear often, usually in the spring when gardeners are moving plants back outdoors and upgrading pot sizes.
GREEK CHEESES: Feta is best-known, but the selection is varied -- True Greek feta is made with sheep milk and goat milk, not cow milk. In fact, that’s true for other popular Greek cheeses – kasseri, manouri and kefalotiri – and it gives them their distinctive tastes. By Jody Feinberg of The Patriot Ledger.
WINE WISDOM: American wines with elegance and finesse -- Wine lovers the world over associate the word "chateau" with French wine estates, some of which produce the world's finest wines. However, Chateau Montelena is uniquely American and it, too, is a fine wine estate. Surprisingly, it made history and established its excellent reputation in 1976 in Paris, France. By Mark P. Vincent.
THE BEER NUT: Bartender learns about England's pub culture -- Tammy Ferrara recently learned there's a real advantage to working at the British Beer Company instead of Chili's: the business trips are so much better.
CHEF FEHMI: Mastering the art of cooking chicken -- Since its domestication, chicken is perhaps the most popular animal protein that has been served in almost every home in the United States. This is because it is so versatile.
LOST IN SUBURBIA: When even the dog food looks good -- You have to know you're on a diet when the family pet lizard seems to be enjoying his lunch more than you are.
DIANNE MCDONALD: Spring cleaning – feminist style -- Birds are singing, tree leaves are blooming, windows are opening … spring is in the air. That means it’s time for spring cleaning.
GARY BROWN: Simple pleasures that accompany spring and summer -- What do you love most about warm weather? Gofing? Swimming? Sailing? Jogging? Or simply being alive enough to sense the seasons?
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.
5 THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND: This week’s suggestions: Head to the theater for “Oceans,” “The Back-Up Plan” and more; celebrate Shakespeare and books; observe National Go Birding Day and Astronomy Day; and catch some playoff action.
BOOK REVIEW: 'I Thought You Were Dead' by Pete Nelson -- Bizarreness aside, the lure of reading the novel of a man and his relationship with his critically elder dog named Stella, who is a main character in the love story — and did I mention a conversing character in “I Thought You Were Dead” — gains momentum mid-novel, in full speed. By Charlene Peters of the Marblehead Reporter.
BRITT CARTOON: The definition of 'Goldman Sacks'
GRANLUND CARTOON: Obesity hurts military recruitment
GRANLUND CARTOON: Coyotes becoming bolder
JERRY MOORE: Where’s the line between rhetoric and reality? -- Some of Ronald Reagan's actions when he was president don't offer the picture of limited government under conservative leadership that many activists have painted, yet Barack Obama is being criticized for some of those same offenses. Why the double standard?
FRANK MULLIGAN: Sorry seems to be the hardest word -- Like Japanese poetry, statements made by celebrity sports figures following sex-scandal revelations have a format governed by rigid rules.
BRUCE COULTER: Signs of the (Tea Party) times -- I decided to go to the Tea Party rally not to hear the event’s headliner, Sarah Palin, or for that matter, any of the speakers. I already knew the talking points: Lower taxes, reduce spending and the size of government, and repeal the recently passed health care bill. I went to see the people who attended the event. I wanted to know their thoughts and, better yet, see the signs they carried.
RUSSIA ADOPTIONS: Challenges of adoption come to light -- Kris McClelland is confident she and her husband will bring home a young boy from Russia, despite the possibility the country will freeze U.S. adoptions. She also is confident they will be able to handle caring for their new son, even if he eventually exhibits behavioral or emotional problems. By Lauren Rees of the Peoria Journal Star.
Business / Ag
DAVE RAMSEY: Mom is in financial trouble - again -- Financial Q&A, with advice on helping a parent out of debt and leasing a vehicle.
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