National budget 7.5.12

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald

GateHouse News Service national budget 7.5.12


- Lisa Glowinski is on vacation

- Michael Toeset, 630-835-8870,


STORY IDEA: How to stay cool during dog days of summer

PHOTOS: Best GateHouse photos of the week




SUMMER OLYMPICS PREVIEW PAGES: Four broadsheet pages on new sports, Team USA athletes to watch, about the venues and more

JULY RADARFROG PAGE: Barbecue on a budget

JULY FAMILY: 8 ways to save on summer, how to build a treehouse, simple party food recipes



Facebook's Biggest Problem: Mobile

Apple Suppliers Gear Up for Smaller Tablet: Report

Windows 8: Redmond, We Have a Problem

The Digital Skeptic: RIP, Internet Research Report, 1995-2012

More from The Street at


MARKETTA GREGORY: The richness of helping - When you’re a religion reporter it doesn’t take long to figure out where to get the best hummus, some of the best food and generous hospitality. By Marketta Gregory, GHNS.

ROBERT MANN: Rescued by angels - The waves had been rising all morning and had reached a size where we did not even chance swimming in the shallow water. I believe I was 10 at the time and my brother 6. We stood where the surf washed up the beach, bathing our ankles in a sandy surge of cool water. By Robert Mann, GHNS.

FAMILY MATTERS: Work is child’s play when learning is fun - Children can fall behind in their learning over the summer without reinforcement and continuous skill-building. By Diana Boggia, Canton, Ohio.

BEER NUT: In search of the best summer drink - Sam Adams' Porch Rocker, my recent columns about the House of Shandy Brewing Company and the book “Beer Cocktails” all inspired me to try to find the perfect summer beer cocktail. By Norman Miller, MetroWest, Mass.

CABINETS: 12 common cabinet installation mistakes - One of the biggest causes of delays in project completion for kitchen renovations comes from mistakes related to the installation of kitchen cabinetry. Here’s a list of ways to bungle an upgrade. By Laura Foster-Bobroff, Networx.

BUTTONED UP: Organize a breezy summer party in short order - When was the last time you entertained or spent any meaningful time catching up with good friends over a leisurely dinner? By Sarah Welch and Alicia Rockmore, Scripps Howard.

HOEMFIX: Drought can cause serious structural damage - Q: Watching the news, I notice that some areas of the country are receiving unprecedented amounts of rain. But where I live there is an ongoing drought and it has been suggested that I water the foundation to prevent damage. Is this true and, if so, can you explain why? By Dwight Barnett, Scripps Howard.

RELIGION NEWS: 12 Catholic women who are making a difference -- weekly Religion News with 12 Catholic women who are making a difference in the Church, "Lifelong Love Affair: How to Have a Passionate and Deeply Rewarding Marriage" by Jimmy Evans and Frank Martin and more. GHNS

GEORGE LITTLE: A little luck for Friday the 13th -- Those who are superstitious and believe that Friday the 13th brings bad luck can breathe easier next Saturday, knowing that fearful day won’t come around again until September 2013. The State Journal-Register (Ill.)

JULIE FAY: Vacation lessons that really hit home -- We drove, as we always do when we visit la petite maison, our summer cottage in the Eastern Townships area of la belle province. It was a week of lovely scenery, too much ice cream and an abundance of mangled French on my part (my best line: Je ne parle pas français). The Patriot Ledger (Mass.)

BETSY CROSS: Tips to avoid ‘overdoing it’ this summer -- This year, we didn’t get much of a winter, but summer is upon us just the same. Luckily, a little common sense and taking a few precautions can prevent things like sunburn, heat exhaustion and heat stroke: MetroWest Daily News (Mass.)

KATHRYN REM: Philosophy major bakes, sells Old World breads -- “The product line is Old World, the very old way of doing breads, using pre-World War II techniques,” said owner Dusan Katic. “What’s so special about the bread of the past is the bakers couldn’t mix it fast. It preserves the carotenoid pigments.” The State Journal-Register (Ill.)

THOMAS MICKEY: An English garden on Italy’s Amalfi Coast  -- The Amalfi Coast, south of Naples, proved to be a remarkable vacation spot. I recently returned from a weeklong visit there. A surprise for me, besides the winding roads up and down the mountains, which I am grateful I never drove, had to be an English garden we found in the town of Ravello. The Patriot Ledger (Mass.)

GERMS AT WORK: How dirty is your workplace break room? -- The study tested the sanitary conditions of 5,000 different buildings that house at least 3,000 employees. The results indicated that places like those microwaves with week-old spaghetti sauce still stuck to the bottom carry more germs than the ever-feared bathroom door. A. Marie Ball / The State Journal-Register (Ill.)

NAACP COMPETITION: Young Ohio poet conquers speech problems at NAACP competition -- Corey Lipkins Jr. was in Houston, Texas, July 5 soaking up the sun and competing in this year’s NAACP’s Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics. Denise Sautters/ Canton (Ohio) Repository

KENT BUSH: All of the firsts have been wonderful -- July 5 marked the last of our list of firsts and anniversaries with Dawit. He has now seen his first fireworks show. We were leaving Addis Ababa last year in the late night hours of Independence Day. All of the firsts have been wonderful. Augusta Gazette (Kan.)

More in lifestyles at


FARR SIDE: New Maroon 5 album is worth repeated listens - Ten years ago you could have found a pay phone on just about every corner, but only a handful of people would have known who Adam Levine was. Fast forward to today and things are little different. You’d be hard-pressed to find a payphone anywhere, but now just about everybody knows who Adam Levine is. By David T. Farr, Sturgis, Mich.

* Facebook idea: Link to this and ask fans what they think of the new Maroon 5 album.

STAY TUNED: Improv is the real star on 'Trust Us With Your Life' - I'm not sure there's a gray area when it comes to liking improvisational comedy. You're either a fan or your not. (Full disclosure: I'm a fan.) So when I saw the new ABC improvisational sketch series “Trust Us With Your Life,” I knew I would instantly enjoy it, particularly because it means I can see more of Wayne Brady (“The Wayne Brady Show,” “Let's Make a Deal,” “How I Met Your Mother”). By Melissa Crawley, GHNS.

AMY LAVERE: Amy LaVere a standup act - No fear, fans of Amy LaVere. She’ll be playing her standup acoustic bass rather than an electric model while she's on tour. By Brien Murphy, Springfield, Ill.

CHUCK PROPHET: For Chuck Prophet, it's only rock 'n' roll - For someone who has performed on “Late Show with David Letterman” and released a new album roughly ever other year since 1990, Chuck Prophet sounds a little uncertain about his place in the musical pantheon. By Brien Murphy, Springfield, Ill.

More in entertainment at


GRANLUND CARTOON: Andy Griffith tribute. By Dave Granlund, GHNS.

KENT BUSH: Andy Griffith dies, but Sheriff Taylor lives on - I am a huge Andy Griffith fan. His passing was sad, but it also gave me a perfectly reasonable chance to discuss all of my favorite television shows in which he starred. By Kent Bush, Augusta, Kan.

BOB TREMBLAY: Talking back to talk radio - There’s a marvelous scene in “Annie Hall” where Woody Allen’s character Alvy Singer, while waiting in line for a movie, becomes exasperated while listening to a man behind him go on and on about communication theorist Marshall McLuhan. By Bob Tremblay, MetroWest, Mass.

More opinions content at