National budget 6.3.11

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald

GateHouse News Service national budget 6.3.11

Contacts: Lisa Glowinski, (217) 816-3343, lglowinski@corp.gatehousemedia.com

Michael Toeset, (630) 835-8870, mtoeset@corp.gatehousemedia.com

ON GHNEWSROOM.COM

WAKE UP CALL: What role should faith play in politics?

http://www.ghnewsroom.com/top%20stories/x556423054/Fridays-Wake-Up-Call-What-should-faith-play-a-role-in-politics-6-4-11

REDESIGNS: The Holland Sentinel and Cheboygan Daily Tribune launch redesigns

http://www.ghnewsroom.com/top%20stories/x1595579690/The-Holland-Sentinel-and-Cheboygan-Daily-Tribune-launch-redesigns

NICHE

KIDZBUZZ: Camp out

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/education/x556422535/Weekly-NIE-page-Camp-out

-- NOTE: This is the final KidzBuzz page of the school year. KidzBuzz will return weekly in the fall.

FATHER'S DAY PHOTO CALLOUT: http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/reader_callouts/x556410875/Reader-callout-Fathers-Day-photos

-- Father's Day page: http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x1859064993/Fathers-Day-page-Just-for-dad

JULY FAMILY: Save on amusement park tickets, fun car-ride games for kids and a no-cook dinner recipe

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x227109374/July-2011-Family-magazine

BUYING INSURANCE PAGE: Making sure you have enough coverage

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x2132688546/Buying-Insurance-page-The-right-coverage-to-rebuild

GRADUATION PHOTO CALLOUT: http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/reader_callouts/x243993933/Reader-callout-Graduation-photos

FOURTH OF JULY PAGE: Patriotic quotes

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x1324000155/Fourth-of-July-page-Free-Speech

FLAG DAY PAGE: 10 facts about the flag you might not have known

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x128428282/Flag-day-Flag-facts

LIFESTYLES

SPACE SHUTTLE: A guide to watching the last space shuttle launch in person - There is one more chance to see what has been called a “magic day when super-science mingles with the bright stuff of dreams.” One more chance to see a space shuttle carry astronauts into space. The launch of Atlantis in July will be the 135th and final mission of the 30-year-old space shuttle program. By David Panian, Adrian, Mich.

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x530601156/A-guide-to-watching-the-last-space-shuttle-launch-in-person

* Poll idea: Ask readers if they’re interested in watching the last launch, attending the last launch or don’t care.

WOOD ON WORDS: 'Force,' 'fortune' and 'luck' - “May the Force be with you.” This line from the original “Star Wars” film (1977) has to be the most repeated — and most parodied — from the entire series. By Barry Wood, Rockford, Ill.

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions/columnists/barry_wood/x1655463083/Wood-on-Words-Force-fortune-and-luck

ELIZABETH DAVIES: Owning a home takes some patience - The homes are beautiful, the yards are pristine and the neighborhoods are safe. So what’s not to love? The price. By Elizabeth Davies, Rockford, Ill.

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/columnists/elizabeth_davies/x910427943/Elizabeth-Davies-Owning-a-home-takes-some-patience

LORETTA LAROCHE: Stop talking about your problem, fix it - Whatever happened to mystique? Is privacy a thing of the past? Have we become so desperate for the “15 minutes of fame” that Andy Warhol predicted would be part of the future, that nothing is sacred? By Loretta LaRoche, The Patriot Ledger.

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x311059869/Loretta-LaRoche-Stop-talking-about-your-problem-fix-it

DIANA BOGGIA: Child's bad behavior may have physical causes - I indicated to mom that her daughter appeared to be sensitive to many things, and perhaps it was not her intention to be disruptive or disrespectful, but is extremely uncomfortable or in pain and simply can’t process information while trying to overcome her discomfort. By Diana Boggia, Canton, Ohio.

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x311057108/Diana-Boggia-Childs-bad-behavior-may-have-physical-causes

LOOKING UP: Finding the dark in the night sky - A few night ago, a wave of thunderstorms rolled through the region, putting thousands of people in the dark as well blocking numerous roads with trees. While ranging from greatly inconvenient to downright disastrous, it was interesting to see what happened when the lights went off and the clouds briefly parted. By Peter Becker, Hawley, Pa.

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x724668076/Looking-Up-Finding-the-dark-in-the-night-sky

BEGINNER'S BOX: Diner Egg Salad -- One of the classics of the American diner era was the egg salad sandwich on white or rye bread. It was easy to make and always filling for a quick stand-up lunch. And, made with eggs, it often was less than 50 cents. Jim Hillibish/ Canton (Ohio) Repository

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1655463406/Beginners-Box-Diner-Egg-Salad

BOILING POINT: Mother of cheese ball -- It started in the 1930s. Kraft Foods invented a processed cheese but had no way to package it. In a flash of corporate genius, the execs decided to put it into collectable juice glasses. Jim Hillibish/ Canton (Ohio) Repository

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x437333260/Boiling-Point-Mother-of-cheese-ball

* Comments idea: Do you have any Kraft Foods cheese glass collectables? If so, tell us about them in the comments field below.

KAROLYN SENICA: Osteoporosis testing, prevention and dangers -- Concerned about osteoporosis? If you're a woman over 50, you should be. Over 44 million Americans are threatened by osteoporosis: 10 million already have it and another 34 million are at a high risk. State Journal-Register (Ill.)

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1655463562/Karolyn-Senica-Osteoporosis-testing-prevention-and-dangers

FOODBORNE ILLNESS: Emily Bailey: Eat and drink safely while traveling abroad -- Summertime is right around the corner. The kids are getting out of school, and it's time for family vacation. But when you're traveling abroad, especially now with the deadly E. coli outbreak in Europe, you need to keep your family safe from foodborne illness. State Journal-Register (Ill.)

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1655463602/Emily-Bailey-Eat-and-drink-safely-while-traveling-abroad

* Comments idea: Share your advice and suggestions for avoiding illness while traveling abroad in the comments field below.

More in lifestyles at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle

ENTERTAINMENT

‘TREE OF LIFE’ REVIEW: Movie review: 'Tree of Life' examines joys and heartbreaks of being alive - You’d be hard pressed to find an examination of human existence as profound and spiritual as “The Tree of Life,” Terrence Malick’s mind-blowing trip through the cosmos. By Al Alexander, The Patriot Ledger.

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x437333059/Movie-review-Tree-of-Life-examines-joys-and-heartbreaks-of-being-alive

‘LIFE AND DEATH’ REVIEW: ‘City of Life and Death’ a rarity that reveals the horrors of war -- “City of Life and Death” is a rarity, an art film about war, a powerful piece of cinema that you’ll be thinking about for a long time. I saw it a week ago and the film is still with me. Ed Symkus/ Patriot Ledger (Mass.)

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment/x907621652/Movie-review-City-of-Life-and-Death-a-rarity-that-reveals-the-horrors-of-war

MUSIC REVIEW: Garland Jeffreys’ return is an event -- Garland Jeffreys had a pretty solid recording career, starting with his years as a ‘70s-‘80s rock ’n’ soul artist with several memorable hits like “Wild in the Streets.” Jay N. Miller/Patriot Ledger (Mass.)

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment/x907621730/Music-review-Garland-Jeffreys-return-with-The-King-of-In-Between

MUSIC: Dennis Coffey: You know the music, now meet the man -- Guitarist Dennis Coffey is your classic case of, “If you don’t know the man, just look at the resume.” He’s been everywhere. Chad Berndtson/Patriot Ledger (Mass.)

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment/x910428250/Dennis-Coffey-You-know-the-music-now-meet-the-man

‘X-MEN’ REVIEW: 'X-Men: First Class' redeems the franchise -- Like “Batman” and “Star Trek” before it, “X-Men: First Class” wisely goes back to the beginning to relight the fading embers of a concept that seemed to have run its course. And what director Matthew Vaughn and his army of co-writers have done to achieve that is as daring as it is galling. Al Alexander/ Patriot Ledger (Mass.)

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment/x724667074/Movie-review-X-Men-First-Class-redeems-the-franchise

* Poll idea: Did you like the “X-Men: First Class” movie better than the other X-Men movies?

More in entertainment at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment

OPINIONS

GRANLUND CARTOON: Dr. Jack Kevorkian dies. By Dave Granlund, GHNS cartoonist.

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions/cartoons/x1655462998/Granlund-cartoon-Dr-Jack-Kevorkian-dies

GRANLUND CARTOON: Mitt Romney running for president. By Dave Granlund, GHNS cartoonist.

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions/cartoons/x907622070/Granlund-cartoon-Mitt-Romney-running-for-president

GRANLUND CARTOON: On Anthony Weiner and Weinergate. By Dave Granlund, GHNS cartoonist.

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions/x556422363/Granlund-cartoon-Weinergate

PHILIP MADDOCKS: Congress promises budget cuts that won’t affect you - Lawmakers from both parties said that with the country on the brink of financial instability it is time for the American people “to hear the truth” about the sacrifices others will have to make in order to get the U.S.’ finances back in order. By Philip Maddocks, MetroWest, Mass.

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x724668216/Philip-Maddocks-Congress-promises-budget-cuts-that-won-t-affect-you

KENT BUSH: The Alaskan Magical Mystery Tour - Hurricane season began this week. Usually they go in alphabetical order, but Hurricane Sarah has already blown through New England and even parts of Iowa. Sarah Palin has been making a whirlwind tour of selected national monuments and historic locales. The not-yet-a-candidate tour in a huge custom bus is not meant to draw attention to Palin or promote a potential presidential campaign. By Kent Bush, Augusta, Kan.

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x907621359/Kent-Bush-The-Alaskan-Magical-Mystery-Tour

More columns and cartoons at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions

BUSINESS

ERIC P. BLOOM: Salary planning - My goal in this week’s column is not to make you a salary-planning expert. We will leave that to the human resources and compensation professionals. The goal here is for you to gain a general understanding of various salary-planning fundamentals so you can effectively participate in your department’s salary-planning process. By Eric P. Bloom, GHNS columnist.

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1539863390/Eric-P-Bloom-Salary-planning

BIZ BITS: Key interview questions job seekers should expect - Weekly business rail, with job-interview tips, a BBB warnings about debt-settlement companies and more. By GHNS.

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x311053195/Biz-Bits-Key-interview-questions-job-seekers-should-expect

* Localization tip: You could include a weekly tax tip from a local expert, have a business-related Q&A with a local expert or do a “business of the week” feature in which you highlight a local business.

More in business at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business

OUTDOORS

GEORGE LITTLE: Forget what you know about the outdoors -- It’s never bad to reevaluate our skills, or to learn a few new ones. Some of mine are rusty, and others are very close to obsolete. Once, my most essential outdoor skill was taking my rifle and disappearing down over the hill 10 minutes before Dad knew I was gone. State Journal-Register (Ill.)

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x437332832/George-Little-Forget-what-you-know-about-the-outdoors

More in outdoors at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/sports/outdoors