GateHouse News Service National Budget
6/19/12
 
Contacts: Lisa Glowinski, (217) 816-3343, lglowinski@corp.gatehousemedia.com
Michael Toeset, 630-835-8870, mtoeset@gatehousemedia.com

NOTE: GHNS will syndicate a carousel item when the Supreme Court rules on President Obama's health care law. The ruling is expected by month's end.


On GHNewsroom.com

STORY IDEA: Dealing with the heat
http://www.ghnewsroom.com/blog/story-ideas/x69095836/Story-idea-Dealing-with-the-heat

PHOTO ESSAY: Seven years later, photographer checks back in with the Class of 2012
http://www.ghnewsroom.com/top%20stories/x465798860/Seven-years-later-photographer-checks-back-in-with-the-Class-of-2012


Niche

NASCAR PAGE: 6 races we're looking forward to
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x1915456643/Weekly-Nascar-page-6-to-anticipate

JULY FAMILY: 8 ways to save on summer, how to build a treehouse, simple party food recipes
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x465803217/2012-Family-magazine-Sweet-ways-to-save

FOURTH OF JULY PHOTOS CALLOUT: http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/reader_callouts/x438673489/Reader-callout-Fourth-of-July-photos

SUMMER HOME & GARDEN: Attracting backyard birds, lawn car tips, how to restore lawn furniture
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x2067828417/Home-and-garden-magazine-Its-for-the-birds

HOW-TO TAB: Get kids to exercise, stop drinking soda, learn to barter and more
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x70176166/2012-How-to-magazine-Learn-it-Do-it

FAVORITE CAR PHOTOS CALLOUT: http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/reader_callouts/x767224137/Reader-callout-Favorite-car
*NOTE: This is June's syndicated Local Loop callout


The Street

MICROSOFT: Real changes are below the Surface
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business/x1225005382/Microsofts-Real-Changes-Are-Below-the-Surface
    -- Microsoft unveils Surface tablet: http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business/x1225005316/Microsoft-Unveils-Surface-Tablet

ROCCO PENDOLA: On saving for your kids and keeping up with the Joneses
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business/x345282606/On-Saving-for-Your-Kids-and-Keeping-Up-With-the-Joneses

MANAGEMENT: Learn from these horror stories
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business/x345282594/Learn-From-These-Management-Horror-Stories

More from The Street at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business


Lifestyles

FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Summer fare -- weekly Food for Thought with easy recipes for zesty dishes, a cooking tip, "The Book of Burger" by Rachael Ray and more. GHNS
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1915457106/Food-for-Thought-Summer-fare

JUDI LEAMING: This is surely the right time of year to incorporate more vegetables into your daily meals with all those brightly colored veggies that are appearing in farmers markets. Click inside for vegetable recipes you'll love. Dover Post (Del.)
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ebyline/food/x448222392/Judi-Leaming-Adding-vegetables-into-your-menu-is-easier-than-you-think
-- NOTE: This will be on next week's GHNS Food cover.

FAMILY TIME: Take a summer travel adventure without leaving home - Weekly family rail, with summer vacation tips, a review of “Gold Rush” and more. By GHNS.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1267875149/Family-Time-Take-a-summer-travel-adventure-without-leaving-home
* Localization tip: Any of the first three items can be localized – ask a local family counselor to provide a tip of the week, ask movie-going parents to give reviews of movies or ask youngsters to send in book reviews.

KENT BUSH Showing Christ's love in a tangible way -- Love Augusta is a program in my town, Augusta, Kan., supported by seven area churches where yards are cleaned up, mowing is done and even some light construction is completed. It is a way for men and women from these churches to show Christ’s love in a tangible way. Augusta Gazette (Kan.)
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ebyline/religion/x448223260/Kent-Bush-Showing-Christs-love-in-a-tangible-way

DR. JEFF HERSH: Understanding SIDS - Q: My nephew died of SIDS. What causes this? By Dr. Jeff Hersh, MetroWest, Mass.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x448222361/Dr-Jeff-Hersh-Understanding-SIDS

DR. MURRAY FEINGOLD: Consider location when choosing a physician  -- Years ago, after completing their medical training, the vast majority of doctors went into a solo practice in their community. At that time, there were mainly general practitioners and few specialists. However, with time, an increasing number of physicians became specialists, and the number of solo practitioners decreased. Group practices increased. MetroWest Daily News (Mass.)
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ebyline/health_and_fitness/x448223235/Dr-Murray-Feingold-Consider-location-when-choosing-a-physician

DR. MURRAY FEINGOLD: Can hair really turn white overnight? -- You may have heard stories about people whose hair turned white over night because they were under a great deal of stress or experienced something frightful. There is a story dating back to the late 1700s concerning the hair of Queen Marie Antoinette of France. MetroWest Daily News (Mass.)
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ebyline/health_and_fitness/x448223232/Dr-Murray-Feingold-Can-hair-really-turn-white-overnight

FLEXIBLE FITNESS: How dancing may lead to overuse injuries -- Dancers are both artists and athletes. They push their bodies to the limits of flexibility, balance and strength in order to achieve a certain aesthetic. As with many sports, over time, the bar is continually pushed higher for the skills they must be able to perform. For example, the number of consecutive turns a dancer can do while balanced on a single foot. Stephanie Jones/ MetroWest Daily News (Mass.)
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ebyline/health_and_fitness/x448223229/Flexible-Fitness-How-dancing-may-lead-to-overuse-injuries

SENIOR Q&A: How can an only child plan for elderly life?  -- Q: I am an only child, and as I age, I am concerned about who will be available to help me? I am not close with my cousins, and I do not want to burden the few friends I have. I know I need to think about this and plan, however, I am baffled as to how to start the process. Can you tell me where to begin? Debbie Gitner and Linda Sullivan/MetroWest Daily News (Mass.)
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ebyline/boomers/x836135463/Senior-Q-A-How-can-an-only-child-plan-for-elderly-life

OVER THE COUNTER: Protecting yourself against hearing loss -- If you are fortunate to live a long life, in all likelihood, you are going to lose some of your hearing. In addition to age, myriad of environmental, genetic and medical conditions cause hearing loss as well. These same conditions can cause a ringing in the ear called tinnitus. Steve Bernardi and Dr. Gary Kracoff/MetroWest Daily News (Mass.)
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ebyline/health_and_fitness/x836135466/Over-the-Counter-Protecting-yourself-against-hearing-loss

STRONG VINEGAR: Heinz unveils stronger vinegar for cleaning - The H.J. Heinz Co. has decided to embrace the trend toward consumers using vinegar as a natural cleaning product. By Teresa F. Lindeman, Scripps Howard.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x465804427/Heinz-unveils-stronger-vinegar-for-cleaning

HOMEFIX: All about sump pumps - Q: My house is surrounded by wetlands and ferns. We have a constant influx of water coming through our drain tiles and into the sump pump due to a high water table or spring nearby. Our sump pump has done an excellent job of keeping our basement dry. My sump pump begins pumping after 6 inches of water has entered the pit, resulting in frequent on/off cycles. My neighbor's sump is set so the water levels off at a certain point and the drain tile leading into the pit ends up being halfway submerged, resulting in much less frequent on/off cycles. Which setup is correct, and why? By Dwight Barnett, Scripps Howard.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x465804431/Homefix-All-about-sump-pumps

HUMMINGBIRDS: Sweet nectar yields hummingbird sightings - My husband, Jay, recently returned from our neighbors' and announced that hummingbirds were zooming around their place. By Gail Diederich, Scripps Howard.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x69095975/Sweet-nectar-yields-hummingbird-sightings

INTERIORS: Organize your home office - Are you one of the lucky ones able to work from home? If so, you had better have a fabulous home office. Let's see what that entails. By Rosemary Sadez Friedmann, Scripps Howard.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x448223214/Interiors-Organize-your-home-office

PLUMBER: Homeowner wants to install a shower door - Q: Our master bathroom has had a shower curtain since we moved in. It's a "shower only" stall and we've changed curtains over the years, but now I want to install a glass door and finally be rid of the curtain. I'm pretty handy, but could use some help with choosing the correct shower door. Can you walk me through the basics of getting a new shower stall door? By Ed Del Grande, Scripps Howard.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x448223220/Ask-the-Plumber-Homeowner-wants-to-install-a-shower-door

More in food and family at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle


Entertainment

BOOK NOTES: ‘The World Without You,’ by Joshua Henkin - “The World Without You” by Joshua Henkin, author of the acclaimed book “Matrimony” and “Swimming Across the Hudson,” is big family drama writ lite. A large, handsome, well-to-do, intelligent Jewish family from New York City with a country house in Lenox, Mass., in the heart of the Berkshires, cannot hold it together after Leo, one of the gifted siblings, is captured and killed in Iraq while reporting on the war. The year between his death and the unveiling and memorial service in Lenox has tested the family’s bonds. By Rae Padilla Francoeur, Cape Ann, Mass.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment/x1884284022/Book-Notes-The-World-Without-You-by-Joshua-Henkin

More in music and movies at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment


Opinions

EDITORIAL: Immigration plan, if not method, has merit - President Obama appears to be pulling out all the stops as he campaigns for reelection, as evidenced by his recent stances on mercy for illegal immigrants and gay marriage. Last week he unilaterally declared, as a matter of administration policy, that anywhere from 800,000 to 1.4 million young people whose parents brought them to America illegally - mostly from Mexico - would be able to remain here, without fear of deportation by Uncle Sam. By Peoria, Ill.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/2012-elections/x448223488/Editorial-Immigration-plan-if-not-method-has-merit
* Poll idea: Ask readers if they agree with the immigration plan or not.

EDITORIAL: President’s DREAM move is sensible - President Barack Obama did the right thing Friday by making much of what is in the DREAM Act part of his administration’s immigration policy.  The U.S. Department of Homeland Security no longer will deport undocumented immigrants who were brought into the U.S. when they were under 16, have been here at least five years, have no criminal record, are either enrolled in or have completed high school or have received an honorable military discharge. By Springfield, Ill.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/2012-elections/x69096178/Editorial-President-s-DREAM-move-is-sensible
* Poll idea: Ask readers if they agree with the immigration plan or not.

AMY GEHRT: It’s time for true teamwork in Congress -- Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody’s Analytics, said congressional compromise could be the key to turning everything around. “If they could signal that they would be willing to work together to do something substantive and helpful, it could ease the collective psyche and help soothe nerves,” he said. Pekin Daily Times (Ill.)
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/2012-elections/x681119485/Amy-Gehrt-It-s-time-for-true-teamwork-in-Congress

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