National Budget 5.6.11
GateHouse News Service National Budget 5.6.11
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WAKE-UP CALL: Homeowners could face headaches in new flood zones.
NEW BLOGS: GHNewsroom rolls out new blogs.
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NIE KIDZBUZZ PAGE: Meet the police.
READER CALLOUT: Favorite car.
FAMILY: June Family magazine is now available.
BRIDE: Unique wedding venue ideas, fun activities for cocktail hour, different ways to use your registry
NASCAR PAGE: Tough race this weekend at Darlington
FATHER'S DAY PAGE: Gifts kids can make for Dad
MOTHER'S DAY CALLOUT: For readers' photos of them and their moms
MOTHER'S DAY PAGE: Jewelry for mom
PROM CALLOUT: For readers' photos
MEMORIAL DAY PAGE: Helping children of fallen soldiers
ELIZABETH DAVIES: Older moms have different perspective - My mom was fully entrenched in the world of sleepovers, report cards and after-school activities. Then she got the biggest kind of surprise. Me. By Elizabeth Davies, Rockford, Ill.
SUZETTE MARTINEZ STANDRING: A mother walks the labyrinth - My Mother’s Day gift to myself was to walk a labyrinth on one of spring’s first days. This year World Labyrinth Day (May 7) and Mother’s Day (May 8) occur on the same weekend. Walking the spiral path of twists and turns is an ancient spiritual exercise. By Suzette Martinez Standring, The Patriot Ledger.
LOOKING UP: Our moon - so close yet so far - It’s just as well most of us don’t spend much time thinking how we look - at least from outer space. There’s plenty of attention giving down here on the ground about appearances, without wondering what can be seen from “out there.” By Peter Becker, Hawley, Pa.
JIM HILLIBISH: Mom’s Pecan Tassies -- There’s no shortage. Pecan farmers expect to harvest 80 to 90 million pounds. A lot of those will stay in state, many going into tassies. Canton (Ohio) Repository
KITCHEN CALL: A devil of a dessert -- For over 100 years, cooks have lured
the family to the table with a fiendishly named chocolate cake. Linda
Bassett/ North Shore Sunday (Boston)
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BOOK NOTES: Stories and essays by Paula Fox - Among the essays in “News from the World” are several I found myself thinking about and wanting to reread. Paula Fox’s essays and short stories in this new compilation range wide and deep; that is, an essay will travel some ground, deposit ideas, make some assertions before coming to rest. By Rae Francoeur, Cape Ann, Mass.
BOOKS: MAUREEN HANCOCK: The Readers' Writers: The accounts of medium Maureen Hancock - Maureen Hancock didn’t just write a book – this energetic and profound lady lives and embodies every word. By DA Kentner, Freeport, Ill.
‘SOMETHING BORROWED’ REVIEW: Movie review: 'Something Borrowed’ doesn’t pay up - Ginnifer Goodwin deserves better than what she gets as yet another desperate-for-love singleton in the film version of Emily Giffin’s best-selling chick lit novel “Something Borrowed.” Instead of accentuating her beauty and vitality, she has to hear stuff like, “You’re 30, you can’t be picky.” Just when did 30 become an expiration date for women? By Dana Barbuto, The Patriot Ledger.
‘CAVE’ REVIEW: Movie review: Director Herzog explores Chauvet Cave in latest documentary - Werner Herzog is either a brilliant filmmaker or he’s insane ... or both. Yeah, probably both.The German director has smoothly jumped back and forth between epic dramatic features and documentaries for more than four decades. His newest, “Cave of Forgotten Dreams,” is a documentary focusing on research being done in the Chauvet Cave, in Southern France, home of what’s believed to be the oldest wall paintings in the world. By Ed Symkus, The Patriot Ledger.
‘MEEKS’ REVIEW: Movie review: ‘Meek’s Cutoff’ puts a different spin on Western movie genre - Great news for insomniacs. “Meek’s Cutoff” may not be a cure for the condition, but it’ll certainly provide some temporary relief for those who can’t sleep. This film is so boring, anyone watching it – well, except for some hoity-toity New York critics who can’t seem to praise it enough – will nod off within the first 15 minutes. By Ed Symkus, The Patriot Ledger.
‘QUEEN’ REVIEW: Movie review: 'Queen to Play' makes all the right moves - One doesn’t usually associate sensuality with the game of chess, but “Queen to Play” certainly makes a convincing case for it being a potent aphrodisiac. By Al Alexander, The Patriot Ledger.
‘BEAVER’ REVIEW: Movie review: Mel Gibson’s performance brings ‘Beaver’ to life - If “The Beaver” turns Mel Gibson’s career around, he’ll wind up having a big hand in it. So will his right arm, Jodie Foster, who had the guts to cast her troubled friend in a deeply moving story about second chances. By Al Alexander, The Patriot Ledger.
JOHN KRASINSKI: John Krasinski optimistic about ‘Office’ changes - “The Office” ensemble member John Krasinski plays aspiring novelist Ethan, who's a sort of voice of reason in “Something Borrowed.” In the film, which opens tomorrow, Krasinski is garnering critical praise as the best friend to Ginnifer Goodwin’s Rachel. By Ed Symkus, The Patriot Ledger.
GINNIFER GOODWIN: Ginnifer Goodwin tackles her biggest role yet - Ginnifer Goodwin has been playing memorable supporting roles in movies and television since she landed a recurring part on the series “Ed” and stole scenes from Julia Roberts in “Mona Lisa Smile.” By Ed Symkus, The Patriot Ledger.
‘THOR’ REVIEW: Movie review: 'Thor' is a big bore - In these days of $14 trillion debt, it’s not surprising that $150 million won’t buy much anymore. But in the case of “Thor,” you’d think it would at least get you a compelling story. By Al Alexander, The Patriot Ledger.
‘THOR’ REVIEW: Movie review: The Thunder God reigns supreme in 'Thor' - With "Thor," I was really worried that Marvel studios was going to mess it up. I mean they have come such a long way with enhancing superhero movies they were bound to screw one up, right? Right? By Gary Darling, Maryville, Mo.
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GRANLUND CARTOON: The ultimate Mother's Day gift. By Dave Granlund, GHNS cartoonist.
GRANLUND CARTOON: Mississippi River flooding and Mark Twain. By Dave Granlund, GHNS cartoonist.
PHILIP MADDOCKS: Birthers say strike on bin Laden is proof Obama is a U.S. citizen - Just moments after the President Obama announced that Osama bin Laden, the mastermind of the Sept. 11 attack on American soil and the most hunted man in the world, had been killed in a firefight with United States forces in Pakistan, his critics said they had ceased to doubt his U.S. citizenship or his credentials to run the country. By Philip Maddocks, MetroWest, Mass.
JARED OLAR: With bin Laden dead, what next? - Some of the consequences were immediate, as a serious and sobering world event drowned out the lingering idle and pointless jabber about Britain’s royal wedding. Other likely consequences will not become clear for some time. It’s too soon to say how al-Qaida will react to the loss of its founder and chief ideologue, though we can expect violent attempts at reprisal. By Jared Olar, Pekin, Ill.
KENT BUSH: Patience needs equal portion to faith -- One of the biggest challenges for Christianity in Uganda and many African countries is the spread of Islam. Islam is a religion, but their growth is as much fiscal as it is spiritual. Augusta Gazette (Kan.)
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ERIC P. BLOOM: Leadership verses management - There are various opinions on the difference between leadership and management. In fact, there have been a number of great books and professional articles written on the subject. By Eric P. Bloom, GHNS columnist.
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DIAMOND DIRT: Baseball indoors? I'd love to experience that - Only one domed stadium left in baseball and I want to experience it. By Dominic Genetti, Hannibal, Mo.
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