GateHouse News Service National Budget 5.17.11

GateHouse News Service National Budget 5.17.11

 

Contacts:

Lisa Glowinski is on vacation this week
Michael Toeset, (630) 835-8870, mtoeset@corp.gatehousemedia.com

 

 

TORNADO BOB: We’re compiling Tornado Bob’s coverage on a special GHNS page. Go here to see the latest:
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/tornado

 

 

ON GHNEWSROOM.COM

 

WAKE-UP CALL: How about a tax on miles driven?
http://www.ghnewsroom.com/top%20stories/x1323998626/Tuesdays-Wake-Up-Call-How-about-a-tax-on-miles-driven

 

SEO BLOG: Top 5 GateHouse stories of the week.
http://www.ghnewsroom.com/blogs/seo-analytics/x295159814/Top-5-GateHouse-stories-of-the-week-May-9-15

 

 

NICHE

 

NASCAR PAGE: Class of 2011
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x1141512706/Weekly-NASCAR-page-Class-of-2011

 

WEEKLY FOOD PAGE: In with the old
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x242753392/Weekly-food-page-In-with-the-old

 

SUMMER HOME & GARDEN MAGAZINE: Backyard oasis
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x600914148/Home-Garden-Summer-2011

 

KIDZBUZZ: May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x447608997/Weekly-NIE-page-Go-play

 

JUNE FAMILY: Great zoos, recipes for a summer lemonade stand and how to make a household emergency kit
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x1067128067/June-2011-Family-magazine

 

FAVORITE CAR CALLOUT: For photos of readers' classic, first or favorite vehicles
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/reader_callouts/x767224137/Reader-callout-Favorite-car

 

BRIDE: Unique wedding venue ideas, fun activities for cocktail hour, different ways to use your registry
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x1826249787/Summer-2011-Bride-magazine-Perfect-spot

 

FATHER'S DAY PAGE: Gifts kids can make for Dad
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x1859064993/Fathers-Day-page-Just-for-dad

 

PROM CALLOUT: For readers' photos
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x1274363769/Reader-callout-Prom-photos

 

MEMORIAL DAY PAGE: Helping children of fallen soldiers
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x966813653/Memorial-day-Some-gave-all

 

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

 

FAMILY TIME: Tips for avoiding fleas and ticks - Weekly family rail, with tips for avoiding flea and tick infestations, a review of "Thor" and more.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1058161185/Family-Time-Tips-for-avoiding-fleas-and-ticks
* 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.

 

DR. MURRAY FEINGOLD: George Bernard Shaw once said, "When I was young, I observed that nine out of 10 things I did were failures. So I did 10 times more work." Thomas Jefferson said, "I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it." By Dr. Murray Feingold, MetroWest, Mass.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/health/x295160392/Dr-Murray-Feingold-Work-hours-equal-health

 

DR. JEFF HERSH: When is a pacemaker needed? - Q: My dad has really bad heart failure and the cardiologist recommended a pacemaker even though his heart beat rhythm is fine. What's up with this, doc? By Dr. Jeff Hersh, MetroWest, Mass.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/health/x1141514843/Dr-Jeff-Hersh-When-is-a-pacemaker-needed

 

FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Memorial Day brings burgers -- weekly Food for Thought with items on where to find the best hamburgers, “Southern Plate: Classic Comfort Food That Makes Everyone Feel Like Family” by Christy Jordan and more. By GHNS
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x243992473/Food-for-Thought-Memorial-Day-brings-burgers

 

WISE TO THE WORD: Sprats -- If you visit the Atlantic Coast of Europe, be sure to order a plate of sprats. Jim Hillibish/ Canton (Ohio) Repository
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x295158410/Wise-to-the-Word-Sprats

 

50 DISHES BY 50: Tuscan Bread Soup -- A dear friend of mine and her husband moved their family to Switzerland last year, and twice this year they graciously have rolled out the welcome mat for me. It was an amazing adventure, the proof of which is in my waistline. Here is a recipe for Tuscan Bread Soup, and in the next few weeks, I’ll get busy catching up on my recipes. Jennifer Mastroianni/ Canton (Ohio) Repository
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1072586531/50-Dishes-by-50-Tuscan-Bread-Soup

 

MUSHROOMS: Chefs make mushrooms the star of spring dishes  -- If you want to experience morel mushrooms but don’t want to head into the forest, find chefs who have already done foraging and are featuring the coveted fungus on their menus. Jennifer Mastroianni/ Canton (Ohio) Repository
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1323999304/Chefs-make-mushrooms-the-star-of-spring-dishes

 

BOILING POINT: Jalapeno Hummus -- I was drawn to the hummus counter; I whiffed it an aisle away. Today, it was hummus with jalapeno peppers on pita. One taste and I about dropped my cuppa organic java. Jim Hillibish/ Canton (Ohio) Repository
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x2005899012/Boiling-Point-Jalapeno-Hummus

 

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

 

 

ENTERTAINMENT

 

SUDOKU: June puzzles (1072-1099) are now available for download. Previous puzzles are linked to in this file.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/puzzles/x600904343/Sudoku-puzzles-1072-1099-June-puzzles

 

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

 

 

OPINIONS

 

GRANLUND CARTOON: EU lifeguard. By Dave Granlund, GHNS cartoonist.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions/cartoons/x2005897129/Granlund-cartoon-EU-lifeguards

 

BRITT CARTOON: The swearing-in of Rahm Emanuel. By Chris Britt, Springfield, Ill.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions/cartoons/x295159906/Britt-cartoon-The-swearing-in-of-Rahm-Emanuel

 

KENT BUSH: CNN anchor Don Lemon a 'double minority'? - I'm no expert on discrimination. I try to be introspective about the origins of my thoughts and reactions. But I don't know that I can compete with Donald Trump in the Least Racist Person in the World competition. There are probably situations that would cause guttural reactions in me that are based on stereotypes or other ignorance on my part. By Kent Bush, Augusta, Kan.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x243994049/Kent-Bush-CNN-anchor-Don-Lemon-a-double-minority

 

AMY GEHRT: Failure to raise debt ceiling would be ‘catastrophic’ -- The U.S. government hit the $14.294 trillion debt ceiling Monday, setting the stage for a political showdown that may make last month’s contentious budget battle seem downright friendly in comparison. Consequences of that could include a new recession, higher unemployment and significantly reduced economic growth, according to Geithner. Pekin Daily Times (Ill.)
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/education/x295159985/Amy-Gehrt-Failure-to-raise-debt-ceiling-would-be-catastrophic
* Poll idea: Should we raise the U.S. debt ceiling?

 

JIM TIMMERMANN: Better teachers deserve better pay -- People often bemoan how the tenure system makes it difficult for schools to get rid of unsatisfactory teachers. Fortunately, really bad teachers are few and far between. The good teachers are far more common, but that makes it even more frustrating that we don’t have a structure to reward them. Holland (Mich.) Sentinel
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/family/x2005898960/Jim-Timmermann-Better-teachers-deserve-better-pay
* Poll idea: Could a 'merit pay' system for teachers, based on kids' performance, work in your local schools?

 

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