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For 11/21/08 editions
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THANKSGIVING: Check out links to our Thanksgiving stories, and keep checking because we’ll add to this package as more stories come in.
AWARDS: Submissions being sought for Best of GateHouse 2008 http://ghnewsroom.com/news.php?newsid=1227275043
MORNING MINUTES: Word of the Day, Web Site of the Day and Number to Know. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/morning_minutes
LOOKING UP: Stars are never where they‚re supposed to be. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x541358104/Looking-Up-Stars-are-never-where-they-re-supposed-to-be
RACHEL RAY’S TIPS: Rachel Ray offers tips for easy Thanksgiving entertaining
WAITING IN LINE: Etiquette experts give tips on surviving lines -
ROCKFORD – When it comes to waiting in line, the best ground rules are those taught in kindergarten: no cuts, no loud talking and no shoving. Even the most devoted cybershopper or mail-order catalog enthusiast is going to encounter at least one long, seemingly unmoving line this holiday season. Although few find them fun, there are ways to make the experience more bearable for yourself and for your line neighbors. By Sean F. Driscoll of the Rockford Register Star.
HE’S NO DUMMY: Nursing students practice on patient simulator - In what could be the start of a unique partnership in health care, a new "man on campus" has arrived on the Regis College campus. He is the Sim-Man patient simulator, a $50,000 human-like robot that has vital signs, can go into cardiac arrest, be treated for pneumonia, appear to be pregnant (as a woman, of course), groan and talk. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x541360215/Hes-no-dummy-Nursing-students-practice-on-patient-simulator
LISA NEAL GUALTIERI, Ph.D.: Internet diagnoses: Trust them or toss them? - Eighty-four percent of adult Internet users in the U.S. go online for medical information, according to a 2007 Harris poll. Some of them, like Diana C., believe the Internet saved their life. CNC, on wire now
LUNG TEST: Study: Lung function test might help smokers quit - ROCKFORD – A simple, doctor’s office-based test can help move smokers through the process of deciding to quit. That was the preliminary finding of a report co-authored by University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford assistant professor Dr. Robert Bales and presented this week at the North American Primary Care Research Group annual meeting in advance of Thursday’s 33rd annual observance of the Great American Smokeout. By Mike DeDoncker of the Rockford Register Star.
ELIZABETH DAVIES: Will GPS show me the way? http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions/columnists/elizabeth_davies/x541360776/Elizabeth-Davies-Will-GPS-show-me-the-way
SUDOKU PUZZLES: Latest installment is on the site.
'TWILIGHT': Sure to be love at first bite - Most girls would happily endure a love bite from hunky Robert Pattinson as vampire Edward Cullen in the screen adaptation of Stephenie Meyer’s teen-vampire romance novel, "Twilight." Ledger, Barbuto, on wire now
INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE LADY: "Twilight" series author Stephenie Meyer talks about writing, her good fortune and the movie that's expected to be a huge hit. (Includes link to movie profile.) By Ed Symkus. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment/x1772951064/Interview-with-the-vampire-lady-Stephenie-Meyer-on-Twilight
“TWILIGHT” STARS: 'Romeo and Juliet' with bite: Popular 'Twilight' book hits the big screen. Interviews with Bella and Edward. By Ed Symkus. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment/x541350753/Romeo-and-Juliet-with-bite-Popular-Twilight-book-hits-the-big-screen
BOYS LIKE GIRLS: Boys Like Girls like success
‘A CHRISTMAS TALE’ not your usual sappy holiday fare
‘SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE’ a socially conscious, cleverly mounted beauty
WITCHES: Biography Channel chronicles witches, past and present - Most biographies explore the life of a single individual, but recently, a television documentary delved into the collective history of witches.
Salem, Guerriero, on wire now
EDITORIAL: Stemming the tide of foreclosures - The national numbers are staggering: An estimated 1.5 million homeowners went through foreclosure last year, and another 1.2 million in the first six months of this year. The FDIC estimates that unless something is done, between 4 million and 5 million homes will enter foreclosure in the next two years. MetroWest, on wire now
BRITT: Toon on a possible bailout of the Big Three.
O'MAHONEY CARTOON: On a bailout for the 'Big Three' . Ledger, on wire now http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions/cartoons/x1772956624/OMahoney-cartoon-On-a-bailout-for-the-Big-Three
O'MAHONEY CARTOON: On ATM fees. Ledger, on wire now
WOOD ON WORDS: Sit down to a meal of Turkey Day terms. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions/columnists/barry_wood/x1751725531/Wood-on-Words-Sit-down-to-a-meal-of-Turkey-Day-terms
JERRY MOORE: Taxpayers getting taken during economic catastrophe - In the midst of the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, is it possible we are being fleeced by our own government out of nearly $1 trillion?
ANN LUONGO: Count your blessings, and do what you can to help others
FOOTBALL BRIEFS: PFW news on the Giants, Panthers, Chargers and Raiders, plus the latest Fantasy Buzz. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/sports/pro/football/fantasy_football/x1772957883/Football-briefs-Coughlin-s-message-centers-on-trying-to-keep-Giants-focused
COLLEGE FOOTBALL NATION: Mediocre has been a frequent word used to describe it. Lousy is another. But it‚s neither. It‚s the Atlantic Coast Conference, and it‚s smoldering. It‚s combustible. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/sports/college/x1720662317/College-Football-Nation-ACC-is-a-mess
HUNTING SEASON: Deer me, it’s that time of year for hunters - The car heading north on U.S. 67 toward Macomb last Saturday stopped dead in the middle of the road. The driver’s head craned in the direction of a harvested cornfield to his left. Standing tall, less than 100 yards off the highway, in the company of three does, was a nice buck. His antlers — at least a dozen points — stretched skyward. The cornfield buck could focus on his courting rituals then. But that changed Friday, when about 200,000 hunters clad in bright orange hats and vests swarmed into Illinois woods and fields for the first weekend of firearm deer-hunting season. By Chris Young of the State Journal-Register.
KIRK WESSLER: Golfer sets example all should follow - Thanks to J.P. Hayes, this has been a good week. Hayes is a pro golfer who reported himself for inadvertently violating a rule during a tournament last week in Texas. He was disqualified. By failing to place, Hayes also lost his chance to earn a PGA Tour card for the 2009 season. A tough week for Hayes' earning potential. A good week for his character. A great week for all of us to take stock of who we are and what we ought to be.
JEFF LAMPE: Hunters eager for shotgun start - When a female bank teller chatted me up about deer season it hit me. This one still has zing. Opening weekend of the Illinois firearm deer season still gets people talking, still sends boys and men to bed dreaming. While most hunting openers fly under the radar, shotgun season looms large.
INSIDE THE LINES: Peoria Journal Star sports editor Bill Liesse takes an irreverent look at this weekend’s NFL games. Will be posted this evening.
SUNDAY QUICK SHOTS. By Matt Trowbridge of the Rockford Register Star. Will be posted this evening for use Sunday.
OBAMA’S TEAM: Who's who in Obama's White House. Attorney general added to package.
THIS WEEK IN WEIRD: Mystery meat, deadly teddy bears and more in this week's edition. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/x466664098/This-Week-in-Weird-Nov-21
LAYAWAY BACK IN STYLE: Afraid of debt, shoppers are limiting credit card use - Layaway, that throwback from an era when consumers actually paid for purchases before taking them home, has been dusted off and put back out on the shelves – just in time for the holidays. Ledger, Steele, on wire now
Business / Ag
BIZ BITS: Weekly business rail, with a tip about online video, a look at America‚s largest private companies and more. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business/x776452395/Biz-Bits-An-online-solution-for-hard-economic-times
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