GateHouse News Service National Budget
For 6/22/09 editions
 
Here are the top national stories coming today from GateHouse News Service. Stories are available at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/. Please submit stories below no later than 6 pm local time, unless you have breaking news that is changing significantly.
 
Contacts: Jean Hodges, (630) 348-3350, (630) 956-8834, jhodges@gatehousemedia.com
 
Michael Toeset, (630) 348-3356, (630) 835-8870, mtoeset@gatehousemedia.com
 
Notes:
 
ASK READERS FOR HELP: When news breaks, remember to ask readers for help.
http://ghnewsroom.com/article/when-news-breaks-dont-forget-ask-readers-help
 
FOURTH OF JULY PROMOS:  Remember to start running these promos next week.
http://ghnewsroom.com/article/download-fourth-july-promotions-start-running-them-next-week
 
LOCALIZATION: News Service localization tip: Who’s still hiring?
http://ghnewsroom.com/article/news-service-localization-tip-3
 
* MORNING MINUTES: We've expanded what we're offering in Morning Minutes to provide your paper with more options and/or to give your readers a couple more interesting tidbits. It now includes Word of the Day, Web Site of the Day, Number to Know, This Day in History, Today’s Featured Birthday and Daily Quote.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/morning_minutes
 
BRIDE: Our Bride publication is on the new service now.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/family/x931196546/Bride-magazine-Top-it-off
 
FOURTH OF JULY CONTENT: Check out our package of links to Fourth of July content on the news service. We’ll continue to add to the package as your submissions come in, so check back often.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x313690180/Fourth-of-July-content-2009
WITH:
Fun Facts rail:
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/x2085764688/


Pet safety tips:
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/holidays_seasonal/x2122538804/
 
Lifestyles

* MORNING MINUTES: We've expanded what we're offering in Morning Minutes to provide your paper with more options and/or to give your readers a couple more interesting tidbits. It now includes Word of the Day, Web Site of the Day, Number to Know, This Day in History, Today’s Featured Birthday and Daily Quote.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/morning_minutes
 
HEALTH WATCH: Curb overeating during summer months -- Weekly health rail, with items on healthier barbecues, tips for camping safely, how to treat heat stress in the elderly, and more.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/homepage/x998779130/Health-Watch-Curb-overeating-during-summer-months
 
HEALTH PAGE: Water does a body good.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/homepage/x109977910/Weekly-Health-page-Water-does-a-body-good

HEALTH-CARE CHANGES: Patient behavior changes in recession -- Hospitals are beginning to see two trends emerge: People putting off elective appointments, hoping it will preserve their jobs and those who are pushing up appointment schedules while they still have insurance.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/health/x998779488/

LIFE-SAVING PILLS: With 12 pills daily, teen can finally indulge appetite -- For 15 years, Josh Bigham lived without the typical teenage luxuries – pizza, burgers and the like – because his body could not properly process proteins found in meats, dairy products, aspartame and some vegetables. Not any more.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/health/x931200507/

HEALING ART: Shrink film helps customize casts, medical equipment – A Michigan woman hopes her invention can brighten the days of those on the mend from broken bones and other ailments.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1662362537/
 
FASHION FINDS: Natty and Nice: A flip-flop alternative -- Check out these great looks and interesting fashion finds.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x931200358/Natty-and-Nice-A-flip-flop-alternative
 
Entertainment
 
SUDOKU: Puzzles for July and the first week of August (puzzles 372-406) are now available for download. Previous puzzles are linked to in this file, or visit our Puzzles category.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/puzzles/x931198145/Sudoku-puzzles-372-406-July-puzzles
 
VIDEO VAULT: Five reasons to watch classic 'The Seventh Seal' -- Last week, I reviewed “Friday the 13th.” This week, I’m reviewing “The Seventh Seal.” Aside from the fact that they both have numbers in their titles, these
movies couldn’t be more different.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment/dvds_cds/x1662360415/
 
Opinions

BRITT CARTOON: On the election turmoil in Iran.
 
LICCAR CARTOON: Unelected with political power
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions/cartoons/x488807387/

JEFF VRABEL: My 5-year-old son thinks he's pregnant -- There will come a day, sometime in the mystery years ahead, when my son, who is now 5 years old, will tell me he's having a kid of his own. It will be a crazy,
life-rattling event, a strange and magical thing, and probably a great deal unlike the first time he told me he was having a baby, which was Thursday at lunch.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions/columnists/x931200438/

KENT BUSH: Senator works hard to pull spending back -- Most of the time when you hear Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) speak, he is talking about wasteful government spending.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions/columnists/x737335603/

PETER COSTA: Newspapers should make noise -- Newspapers will not go gently or quietly into that good night. Nor should they. Since the very founding of the country, newspapers have represented the right to free expression and have offered an independent view of the world. Now the lack of coin and commerce threatens to stop the presses in many of our cities.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions/columnists/x135720761/
 
EDITORIAL: A high-tech response to old-fashioned oppression - Now that Iran's election unrest is entering its second week, it's becoming more clear by the day how badly the sitting government and supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei want the protests to go away. An editorial from the Peoria Journal Star.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions/editorials/x488807234
 
EDITORIAL: Burris will be judged in court of public opinion - On hearing the news Friday that he would not face perjury charges for his testimony to the Illinois House impeachment committee, Sen. Roland Burris proclaimed in a statement that “the truth has prevailed.” Forgive us, senator, if we disagree. An editorial from the State Journal-Register.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions/editorials/x488807231
 
News
 
POLICE USE SOCIAL NETWORKING: Police develop social networking pages to connect with Web users - Leland Grove police hope to be a “top friend” to the city’s Web-savvy youth. The department, like others in the area, has an account on MySpace, a popular social networking Web site that allows users to connect with other users, called “friends.” Leland Grove is one of several local police departments following a national trend among law enforcement agencies of using sites such as MySpace, Facebook and Twitter, to improve community relations and share information. SPRINGFIELD – To localize: How are local law enforcement agencies using social networking?
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x488807321
 
MOSQUITO SEASON COMING SOON: Buzzing, biting, pesky skeeters - Mosquito experts say the intensity of this season, running until about mid-September, looks to be in line with the past few years. But the wet spring, which facilitates larvae growth, could mean it is going to be a bit worse. Ledger, with photo
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x1393575296/Coming-soon-Buzzing-biting-pesky-skeeters
 
TORNADO SEASON: Are you prepared for tornado season? Here are some tips.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x342391463/
 
Business / Ag
 
BIZ BITS: Weekly business rail, with tips for entrepreneurs, a look at the best places to live, workplace-attire tips for women and more.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business/x2085765031/

MAKING CENTS: Think inflation when planning financial future -- Most of us would agree that it simply costs more to do just about anything today than 10 or 20 years ago. While inflation has abated somewhat with this very slow economy, I wouldn't rule out the “I” word as out of the question for the future.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x488806876/Making-Cents-Think-inflation-when-planning-financial-future
 
Sports
 
NASCAR PAGE: Anytime, anywhere.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/sports/racing/x488807471/NASCAR-page-Anytime-anywhere
 
HORSE RACING: New England Racing Hall of Fame to induct Seabiscuit, others -- The legendary horse Seabiscuit was among those voted into the New England Racing Hall of Fame last week, just days before the race that made him a star was canceled for this year.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x931200130/New-England-Racing-Hall-of-Fame-to-induct-Seabiscuit-others