National Budget 10.5.10

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald

GateHouse News Service National Budget 10.5.10

Contacts: Lisa Glowinski, (217) 816-3343,

Michael Toeset, (630) 835-8870,


WAKE UP CALL: New law allows guns in bars.

LISA GLOWINSKI: Webinar on voter communities.

VIEWS: 10 most-viewed stories in GateHouse for September.


READER CALLOUT: Share your breast cancer stories

READER CALLOUT: Pumpkin-carving photos

WEEKLY NASCAR PAGE: A fast glance at Week 4

RADARFROG PAGES: Crafty for Christmas

WEEKLY KIDZBUZZ PAGE: Fire Prevention Week

READER CALLOUT: National Newspaper Week (Oct. 3-9)


RED RIBBON WEEK PAGE: Prescription drug abuse (national Red Ribbon Week is Oct. 23-31)

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FAMILY TIME: Weekly family rail, with tips on communicating with your children, a review of “The Social Network,” a Halloween book and more.

FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Sweating the sweet stuff -- Weekly food for thought with items on low-calorie desserts, the food pyramid, “Cake Pops: Tips, Tricks and Recipes for More Than 40 Irresistible Mini Treats” by Angie Dudley and more.

SAFETY SEATS: Tight is right when installing a child safety seat in your car -- Ever experienced the frustration of trying to get the child safety seat anchored properly? If you're like most people, yours probably isn't installed correctly. Try these tips and save yourself some aggravation.

Localization tip: Include your state's child safety laws in relation to transportation and programs or organizations that offer free help with installing car seats.

KENT BUSH: A glimpse from another point of view - Anyone who flies frequently has seen the clouds as you climb or descend. But those with their feet planted firmly on the ground see that heavenly world very differently. It reminded me of another story where perspective affected a people's perception. When the Israelites were freed from Egyptian slavery they wandered in the desert.

GARY BROWN: Want to lose weight? Try one of these new diets - If you’re trying to lose weight, see if one of my new diets might work for you.

DARIN ST. GEORGE: It hurts when I do that - Injuries are the pits, so today I'll suggest some workarounds, some reframing techniques and maybe provide you some solace as you sit on the sidelines while you heal up.

DR. MURRAY FEINGOLD: Adults can get whooping cough - Many people believe that whooping cough, or pertussis, just affects children. However, a significant number of adults also develop this infectious disease.

KEEPING FIT: Strength training provides a lift  for overweight children -- We are presently experiencing an epidemic of youth obesity in both elementary and secondary school students. We need to ensure better food choices and more exercise. However, there are two other contributing factors that may be equally problematic.

HEALTHY HABITS: 36 million Americans suffer from pain -- The Gallup Organization did a study in 2000 and found that 36 million Americans missed work in the previous year due to pain. If pain is so common, what can we do to make it better?

Localization tip: Include online resources for pain relief from your state or area.

PHYSICIAN FOCUS: Easily preventable diseases prompting outbreaks -- Outbreaks of the measles, the whooping cough, the mumps and more are occuring all over the world. The estimated numbers of annual deaths occurring from preventable diseases via vaccine are stunning.

Localization tip: Replace the Massachusetts' link with your state's website for flu season information.

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GRANLUND CARTOON: U.S. drones visit al Qaeda for some trick-or-treating

GRANLUND CARTOON: Plants in peril.

AMY GEHRT: Liberals fight back with One Nation rally -- Over the weekend, a crowd of 175,000 marched in our nation’s capital at the One Nation Working Together rally on the National Mall.

O'MAHONEY CARTOON: Tax cut in action.

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SUGAR BEETS: Sugar beets caught in genetically modified food fight -- The reality is that sugar beets are caught up in a larger debate over genetically modified organism crops and whether their increasingly widespread adoption imposes on the rights of farmers who choose to grow organic crops.

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