National budget 5.25.11
GateHouse News Service National Budget
Contacts: Lisa Glowinski, (217) 816-3343, firstname.lastname@example.org
Michael Toeset is off this week.
WAKE UP CALL!: Paper, plastic or neither?
MOBILE APPS: 10 GH papers launch
JOPLIN: GateHouse rolls out site, ads to help Joplin victims
JOPLIN TORNADO: Photos, video and news from the devastated Missouri town
GRANLUND CARTOON: Tornado damage -- Dave Granlund on tornadoes in the Midwest. GHNS
JOPLIN AFTERMATH: Residents emerge from cataclysmic destruction -- Moments after a tornado turned the heart of Joplin's residential district into a post-apocalyptic wasteland, bloodied, wet and tired survivors began to emerge from the wreckage and take stock of a new reality. By John Hacker, Carthage (Mo.) Press
JULY FAMILY: Save on amusement park tickets, fun car-ride games for kids and a no-cook dinner recipe
BUYING INSURANCE PAGE: Making sure you have enough coverage
KIDZBUZZ: All about Hawaii
-- NOTE: The final KidzBuzz page of the school year will publish June 3. It will return weekly in the fall.
JUNE RADARFROG PRODUCTS: Baby food on a budget; air-dry laundry and save
FOURTH OF JULY PAGE: Patriotic quotes
FATHER'S DAY PAGE: Gifts kids can make for Dad
MEMORIAL DAY PAGE: Helping children of fallen soldiers
FLAG DAY PAGE: 10 facts about the flag you might not have known
HOME HELP: Patio furniture 101 -- weekly Home Help with items on patio decor, glass packaging, building a tornado shelter and more. By GHNS
TREES: Want a fast growing tree? Try one of these -- Here are 10 of the fastest-growing trees commonly used in home landscaping. By Steve Graham, for GHNS
THE BEER NUT: Boston's Harpoon Brewery spearheading a revolution -- A quarter century ago, Rich Doyle and Dan Kenary were friends who enjoyed going out and grabbing a beer or two. The pair founded Boston's Harpoon Brewery, and next month, the brewery will celebrate its 25th anniversary. Norman Miller /MetroWest Daily News (Mass.)
MEMORIAL DAY RECIPE: Hot dogs by city -- Kansas City frankfurters come with sauerkraut and melted Swiss cheese on a sesame-seed bun. In New York, you’ll find them topped with cooked onions and brown mustard. In Atlanta expect to find coleslaw on your dog. State Journal-Register (Ill.)
RECIPE: Chicken Enchilada recipe with seasoning -- Brenda Dutcher adds 0.4 ounces of taco seasoning to her chicken enchilada recipe featured in last week’s food section. Here is the altered recipe.
ARTHRITIS: Get moving to prevent arthritis pain -- The warm weather provides a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the outdoors. It can also, however, serve as a painful reminder for people with osteoporosis, arthritis and other bone and joint diseases of the perceived limitations of their bodies. By Steve Bernardi and Dr. Gary Kracoff, MetroWest (Mass.) Daily News
DR. JEFF HERSH: Update on breast cancer screening -- Q: I saw that they are now not recommending mammograms for women younger than 50. Doesn't this put some women at greater risk? By Dr. Jeff Hersh, MetroWest (Mass.)
LOST IN SUBURBIA: Where, oh where, is my underwear? -- As we were packing for vacation, we hit a snag. By Tracy Beckerman, GHNS columnist
DOMINIC GENETTI: Mowing has never been this hard -- Keeping a lawn in check these days isn’t really that hard. It’s actually good exercise to get out and spend a couple hours primping the lawn and making sure the exterior of the house stays appealing and nice. Hannibal Courier-Post (Mo.)
SUZETTE MARTINEZ STANDRING: Soldiers and sacrifices -- As Memorial Day approaches, I am mindful of the debt owed to our men and women soldiers. The greatness of their sacrifice is what we memorialize annually. That they will find peace and healing in the aftermath of service is my daily prayer. Patriot Ledger (Mass.)
* Callout idea: Do you know someone serving in the military or someone who has died serving our country? Send us their bio and picture to honor them this Memorial Day.
SHAYNE LOOPER: The dangerous misuse of a powerful adhesive -- When I was in college in the 1970s, my friend introduced me to Super Glue. What Super Glue was to our frat house in college, sex is to relationships. By Shayne Looper, Coldwater (Mich.) Daily Reporter
5 THINGS: Memorial Day weekend, National Wig Out Day and more. By GHNS
LICCAR CARTOON: Clergy and insanity -- Liccar on sexual abuse and the Church. GHNS
BRITT CARTOON: When the actual end of the world happens -- Chris Britt on the new Rapture prediction of Oct. 21, 2011 and Oprah's last episode. State Journal-Register (Ill.)
EDITORIAL: A bailout that worked: Chrysler and GM -- Washington's intervention in the auto industry in 2009 is looking more and more like a success story. The auto industry bailouts weren't politically popular, especially outside the Midwest. But it appears they worked. MetroWest Daily News (Mass.)
RICHARD HERMANN: Tempting economic Armageddon -- In July 1945, the first atomic bomb was ready for testing at the Trinity site in New Mexico. Bets were taken as to whether, when the bomb went off, the atmosphere would catch fire and destroy all life on Earth. By Richard Hermann, Messenger Post (NY)
MICHAEL WINSHIP: The importance of being Tony Kushner -- Kushner, author of the epic "Angels in America" and other extraordinary work, initially was denied an honorary degree at CUNY after objections by a trustee that he was unfairly critical of Israel. By Michael Winship, Messenger Post (NY)
JERRY MOORE: It's time to bring peace to those torn by conflict - Far too many families know the true costs of war. By Jerry Moore, Suburban Life (Chicago)
DAVE RAMSEY: Never too late to start saving for retirement -- Weekly financial Q&A with advice on saving for retirement and what to do when your landlord is in default on a mortgage. By Dave Ramsey, GHNS columnist
MAKING CENTS: Sales fall on long-term-care policies -- Premiums for long-term-care insurance are on the rise. A few of the major companies have applied for permission from state insurance commissioners to raise their rates by as much as 40 percent. John P. Napolitano/ Patriot Ledger (Mass.)
ON COMPUTERS: XP's funeral right around the corner -- XP is a good operating system. It's hard to give up something we've depended upon for years. But our boat has a big leak in it and eventually will sink. By Jim Hillibish, Canton (Ohio) Repository