GateHouse News Service National Budget 5.18.11

GateHouse News Service National Budget 5.18.11

 

Contacts:

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

 

 

ON GHNEWSROOM.COM

 

WAKE-UP CALL: Oprah and Idol.
http://www.ghnewsroom.com/top%20stories/x1539866111/Wednesdays-Wake-Up-Call-American-Idol-and-Oprah
* Watch for news on the Oprah and “American Idol” content packages in today’s email newsletter.
* See this packages on GHNS at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/highlights/x956204217/American-Idol-and-Oprah-content-packages

 

Q&A: With Linda Grist Cunningham.
http://www.ghnewsroom.com/top%20stories/x2005899083/Q-A-with-Rockfords-Linda-Grist-Cunningham

 

 

NICHE

 

JUNE RADARFROG PAGE: Baby food on a budget
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x1323999632/June-RadarFrog-page-Baby-food-on-a-budget

 

FOURTH OF JULY PAGE: Free speech
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x1324000155/Fourth-of-July-page-Free-Speech

 

WEEKLY HOME PAGE: Buzz off
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x447608865/Weekly-home-page-Buzz-off

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

FLOWERS: New flowers on the block - Just in time for spring gardeners, here are three of the newest All-America Selections winners, and three of the other best new flowers available for 2011 gardens. According to our favorite garden geek shirt, “Friends don’t let friends buy annuals.” Therefore, we focus on perennial flowers, with one notable exception. By Steve Graham, Hometalk.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1198499157/New-flowers-on-the-block

 

HOME HELP: Don't over mow it -- weekly Home Help with items on how to properly mow your lawn, a deal between Netflix and Miramax, how to use an area rug and more. By GHNS
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x956201944/Home-Help-Don-t-over-mow-it

 

WOULD YOU BUY IT? Arby’s Outside-In Cinnamon Bites -- Find out whether our food testers say this product is a good buy or skip it. Kathryn Rem/ State Journal-Register (Ill.)
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1292318267/Would-you-buy-it-Arby-s-Outside-In-Cinnamon-Bites

 

DIANNE MCDONALD: Finding a style of your own -- Recently, I have accepted that the style gene has skipped over me. Many women are blessed with this gene, but I am not. The Patriot Ledger (Mass.)
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/family/x941156903/Dianne-McDonald-Finding-a-style-of-your-own

 

TRADING POST: Memorial Day recipes -- Fast approaching is Memorial Day, the unofficial start of the summer entertaining season. Easy, light, no-fuss recipes will fill indoor party tables and outdoor buffet and picnic tables. Kathryn Rem/ State Journal-Register (Ill.)
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1357378035/Trading-Post-Memorial-Day-recipes
* Callout idea: Send us your traditional Memorial Day recipes.

 

LOST IN SUBURBIA: If you can’t stand the smoke, get out of the kitchen - “Mom, I need you to bake cookies,” my daughter said as she looked at me expectantly. I sighed. “I need you to bake cookies.” Five little words that never fail to strike fear in my heart. By Tracy Beckerman, GHNS columnist.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x173167266/Lost-in-Suburbia-If-you-can-t-stand-the-smoke-get-out-of-the-kitchen

 

GARY BROWN: Odd yet entertaining book titles  -- I don’t know which book title is more disconcerting to me: “Do It Yourself Brain Surgery and Other Home Skills” by Stewart Cowley, or “How to Cook Roadkill: Gourmet Cooking,” by Richard Marcou. Canton (Ohio) Repository
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment/x1292318761/Gary-Brown-Odd-yet-entertaining-book-titles

 

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

 

 

ENTERTAINMENT

 

5 THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND: This week’s suggestions include biking, seeing the new “Pirates of the Caribbean” movie, celebrating Armed Forces Day and more.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment/x2005897647/5-Things-to-Do-This-Weekend-May-20-22
* Localization tip: Swap out any of these items for big local happenings; add information about public events to the Armed Forces Day item; list bike shops or do a callout on the best shortcuts through town; etc.

 

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: Arnold Schwarzenegger's love child. By Dave Granlund, GHNS cartoonist.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions/x243994937/Granlund-cartoon-Arnold-Schwarzeneggers-love-child

 

EDITORIAL: Newt Gingrich may be too colorful for own good - With Newt Gingrich officially in the race for U.S. president, you get one guarantee: He won't be boring. Getting a taste of that Saturday were graduates at Eureka College, where among other quotable snippets he referred to Barack Obama as "the most successful food stamp president in American history" and insisted he'd be the "paycheck president who will create jobs." By Peoria, Ill.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions/editorials/x941156659/Editorial-Newt-Gingrich-may-be-too-colorful-for-own-good

 

MICHELLE TEHEUX: Let’s hear it for credit cards - Everybody and their dog is offering financial advice these days. Much of it, in my opinion, is balderdash. Take the oft-heard admonition that credit cards should never be used. The truth is, you have a certain amount of money you can safely spend each month, and it matters not one whit whether you spend it via credit card, cash, Paypal, debit card or any other method. How much you spend matters much more than how you spend. By Michelle Teheux, Pekin, Ill.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x941157358/Michelle-Teheux-Let-s-hear-it-for-credit-cards

 

JERRY MOORE: Residents have munchies for medical marijuana -- There seem to be many more libertarians in the western suburbs of Chicago than I previously thought. By unanimous acclamation, residents here want state legislators to legalize the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes.  Suburban Life Publications (Ill.)
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions/x956203811/Jerry-Moore-Residents-have-munchies-for-medical-marijuana
* Poll idea: Should medical marijuana be legalized?

 

THE RAPTURE: Matthew Casey: Family Radio says the Rapture is here, again -- According to evangelical Christian leader Harold Camping, the world will come to an end this Saturday. Camping, the 89-year-old leader of Family Radio Worldwide, predicts that the second coming of Jesus Christ will occur on May 21. Wicked Local Boston
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1292318421/Matthew-Casey-Family-Radio-says-the-Rapture-is-here-again
* Callout idea: How and when do you think the world will end? Leave your predictions in the comment field.

 

SANDER A. DAIMOND: The economics of mass murder -- In today’s money, the total value of items stolen from the Jewish community in Europe before and during World War II would be in the trillions of dollars. Messenger Post (N.Y.)
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1292318672/Sander-A-Diamond-The-economics-of-mass-murder

 

EDITORIAL: Dear graduates, remember the important things -- Be faithful, continue to work hard, continue to strive for your dreams. You’ll find that they’re in your grasp. We wish all seniors the best life has to offer. Neosho Daily News (Mo.)
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions/editorials/x1292318745/Editorial-Dear-graduates-remember-the-important-things

 

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

 

 

BUSINESS

 

DAVE RAMSEY: Why not grow the IRAs? - Weekly financial Q&A, with advice on IRAs and debit cards. By Dave Ramsey, GHNS columnist.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x2005896637/Dave-Ramsey-Why-not-grow-the-IRAs

 

MAKING CENTS: Home values likely to stay down into 2012 - According to a recent survey by Zillow Inc., there are 16.2 million homes in the U.S. with negative equity, or homes that are not worth more than the mortgages on them. This stark number represents about 28 percent of all homes with mortgages. By John P. Napolitano, The Patriot Ledger.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business/x956203635/Making-Cents-Home-values-likely-to-stay-down-into-2012

 

CHECKOUT LANE: How to pick the best summer camp for your child - With the school year coming to an end many parents may be searching for ways to keep their children entertained. Going to a summer camp is a great way to keep a child active but how do you choose a camp that is the best fit? By Shaunna Gately, The Patriot Ledger.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business/x941156776/Checkout-Lane-How-to-pick-the-best-summer-camp-for-your-child
* Localization tip: Talk to camp workers in your area and add their quotes and tips; and you could add parent quotes and quotes from child psychologists.

 

More in business at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business

 

 

NEWS

 

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

 

More in news at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news

 

 

SPORTS

 

DIAMOND DIRT: Keep Albert Pujols at third base for the time being - Albert Pujols is a genius, there's no doubting that, but now the Cards need him on the hot corner until the team is back to full strength. By Dominic Genetti, Hannibal, Mo.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x956203688/Diamond-Dirt-Keep-Albert-Pujols-at-third-base-for-the-time-being

 

 

More in sports at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/sports