National budget 8.30.12

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Mount Shasta Herald

GateHouse News Service National Budget


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

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NOTE: The news service will not be staffed on Monday, Labor Day. If you encounter technical difficulties that day, please submit a ticket to If you have an urgent content need, call Lisa Glowinski at 217-816-3343.

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STORY IDEA: Who should pay for college -- parents or their children?


KIDZBUZZ: Grandparents Day

-- NOTE: Posted in advance for the holiday

OUTDOOR LIVING: Recipe ideas for small game like squirrel and rabbit, tactics for smallmouth bass stream fishing, and ways to eliminate your scent before the hunt.

-- Also in Saxotech under category GHNS for Aug. 24


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READERS CHOICE SECTION TEMPLATES: For ballot sections/pages and a winners section/certificate

NFL PREVIEW TAB: All the schedules, stats and analysis you need, from our partners at Pro Football Weekly.

COUNTRY LIVING: Advice on finding deals when shopping for antiques or collectibles, tips on lunar gardening (and whether it really works) and a recipe binder craft.

-- Also in Saxotech under category GHNS for Aug. 21


-- Also in Saxotech under category GHNS for Aug. 15


RELIGION NEWS: Bill Nye says don’t teach creationism - Weekly Religion News with Bill Nye speaking out on creationism, "I Declare: 31 Promises to Speak Over Your Life" by Joel Osteen and more. By GHNS.

MARKETTA GREGORY: Hold tight and trust - It’s hard when the nest is swaying to remember scriptures and hymns, to remember that the storm will end and its rain bring healing. I’m glad I carried the tiny nest home because it became a reminder, a symbol, to me in the days after. By Marketta Gregory, GHNS.

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STAY TUNED: 'Hotel Hell' is more of the same from Gordon Ramsay - Gordon Ramsay is a chef, but really, he's a one-man reality television empire. This summer, you can find him as the host of “Hell's Kitchen” and “Hotel Hell” and co-host of “MasterChef.” Previously, you could find him as the host of “The F Word,” “Kitchen Nightmares,” “Gordon Ramsay: Cookalong Live,” “Gordon's Great Escape” and “Ramsay's Best Restaurant.” By Melissa Crawley, GHNS.

NEW MOVIES: 'Lawless,' 'Oogieloves' - A glance at the movies opening this week. By Al Alexander, The Patriot Ledger.

* Poll/Facebook idea: Ask readers which of these movies they’re most looking forward to seeing.

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GRANLUND CARTOON: Labor Day 2012. By Dave Granlund, GHNS.

KENT BUSH: Republican convention like every other reality show - A Rasmussen poll says 44 percent of Americans believe political conventions are a waste of time and money. By Kent Bush, Augusta, Kan.

CONVENTION SPEECHES: Political conventions: From Bryan to Palin, their words echo through the ages - With the nation turning its attention to the 2012 race for the White House, I have compiled excerpts from several notable convention speeches of the past. Some of these quotations come from famous addresses, while others are taken from more obscure offerings. In either case, the words offer a glimpse into our political history. By Neal Simon, Hornell, N.Y.

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL NATION: The impact of this past season's scandals - Is it still OK to love college football? Words don’t come easily when talking about what happened over the past offseason. They don’t seem to be enough. Appalling perhaps begins it. And in a real sense, college football is the culprit behind what was appalling. By Eric Avidon, MetroWest, Mass.

* Poll idea: Ask fans if the various scandals have soured college football for them.

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