GateHouse News Service National Budget
5/25/12
 
Contacts: Lisa Glowinski, (217) 816-3343, lglowinski@corp.gatehousemedia.com
Michael Toeset, 630-835-8870, mtoeset@gatehousemedia.com

NOTE: The news service will not be staffed on Monday, but common content pages will be produced as usual.


On GHNewsroom.com

STORY IDEA: One in three American homeowners still under water
http://www.ghnewsroom.com/blog/story-ideas/x1898617583/Story-idea-One-in-three-American-homeowners-still-under-water

TRAINING: Regional workshop focuses on enterprise writing
http://www.ghnewsroom.com/top%20stories/x639956885/Regional-workshop-focuses-on-enterprise-writing

DESIGN HOUSE: First peek at major remodeling in Rockford
http://www.ghnewsroom.com/blogs/design-house/x624603346/Rockford-Design-House-Major-remodeling-progress-first-sneak-peek


Niche

KIDZBUZZ: Let's play baseball!
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x1898617639/Weekly-NIE-Page-Take-me-out-to-the-ballgame

SUMMER BRIDE: Trends in bridesmaid dresses, cakes, hairstyles, invitations and more
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x1898614315/Summer-Bride-2012-Theyve-got-it-maid

GRADUATION PHOTOS CALLOUT: http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/reader_callouts/x243993933/Reader-callout-Graduation-photos

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

JUNE RADARFROG PAGE: Budget-friendly tech for Dad
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x1898604222/June-RadarFrog-Budget-friendly-tech-for-Dad

JUNE FAMILY: How to make a campfire, summer pet safety tips, all about farmers markets and CSAs
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x1809318620/June-Family-magazine-Lets-go-camping

MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND PHOTOS CALLOUT: http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/reader_callouts/x1950125055/Reader-callout-Memorial-Day-weekend-photos


The Street

AUTOS: 10 most fuel-efficient SUVs
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business/x1040014058/10-Most-Fuel-Efficient-SUVs

SMALL-BUSINESS: For ambitious students, entrepreneurship can be a big win
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business/x1040014048/For-Ambitious-Students-Entrepreneurship-Can-Be-a-Big-Win

WALL STREET: The 5 dumbest things on Wall Street this week
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business/x1040014046/The-Five-Dumbest-Things-on-Wall-Street-This-Week-May-25

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


Lifestyles

HEALTH WATCH: Acid reflux disease -- Weekly Health Watch with ways to avoid acid reflux, how music helps in your workout, news on memory foam mattresses and more. GHNS
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/health/x624597237/Health-Watch-Acid-reflux-disease

TOM LICCIARDELLO: You can be a triathlete this summer  -- Maybe this is the year, so let’s talk some basics if you want to get your feet wet and enter a sprint triathlon — the shortest event, typically featuring a .25 to .5 mile swim, 10 to 18 mile bike and a 5K run. MetroWest Daily News (Mass.)
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ebyline/health_and_fitness/x639957429/Tom-Licciardello-You-can-be-a-triathlete-this-summer

HOME HELP: Organization tips -- Weekly Home Help with organization tips, a bedding glossary, decorating your front door and more. GHNS
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/home_and_garden/x639952989/Home-Help-Organization-tips
*This is posted early because of the holiday.

SHRIMP RECIPE: Louisiana Shrimp Bundles -- With an ice chest in my car, I always try and plan some time at the end of my work to stop at the shrimp dock and buy shrimp straight from the shrimp boats. Find some fresh shrimp at your favorite place, and try this week’s recipe. Pam Boesch/ Post South (La.)
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ebyline/food/x1832947041/Recipe-Louisiana-Shrimp-Bundles

SUZETTE MARTINEZ STANDRING: Memorial Day – keeping it real - Barbecue and grief have little in common, yet they are intertwined on Memorial Day weekend. In the Bible, Romans 12:15 says, “Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn.” The official kickoff to summer also holds hands with our remembrance of those who died serving our country. Their sacrifices call for much more than a moment of silence. By Suzette Martinez Standring, The Patriot Ledger.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x639947571/Suzette-Martinez-Standring-Memorial-Day-keeping-it-real

LOOKING UP: Celestial cities - Rising high in the spring evening eastern sky is a celestial city. We’re speaking of the globular star cluster M13, which is in the Keystone, a part of the constellation Hercules. By Peter Becker, Hawley, Pa.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ebyline/home_and_garden/x639955766/Looking-Up-Celestial-cities

JEFF VRABEL: The wonder of ketchup - It's Memorial Day weekend (or it recently was Memorial Day weekend — I'm really not sure when they knock out these newspapers, and of course time has no meaning on the Internet, where you can knock out six hours of staring at kitten videos and angry cattle memes and it'll feel like about nine minutes). So it stands to reason that you, along with your friends, family and assorted condiment aficionados, will be consuming sizable quantities of ketchup.  By Jeff Vrabel, GHNS.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x624605668/Jeff-Vrabel-The-wonder-of-ketchup
* Column is moving early because of the holiday.

SHOESTRING LIVING: Tips on giving kids an allowance - The world is abuzz with excited kids who are just days away from the LAST DAY OF SCHOOL. While this is good news for those of us who are dying for a break in the regular routine, it also conjures up concern regarding chores and allowance. Summer is the perfect time to begin an allowance system, if you don’t already have one in place. It’s also the best time to put kids to work! Here’s my best advice for successful implementation of your new allowance system. By Molly Logan Anderson, GHNS.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/family/x639955097/Shoestring-Living-Tips-on-giving-kids-an-allowance
* Column is moving early because of the holiday.

BARBARA MURPHY: Today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday -- Someone who was obviously trying to cheer me up sent me an email: Today is the oldest you’ve ever been, yet the youngest you’ll ever be, so enjoy this day while it lasts! News-Tribune (W.Va.)
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ebyline/boomers/x1832947031/Barbara-Murphy-Today-is-the-tomorrow-you-worried-about-yesterday

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


Entertainment

MOVIE MAN: Why can't you watch these films and TV shows on DVD? - It seems like virtually every movie, TV show and other piece of recorded image has been released by now on DVD or Blu-ray — but that’s not the case. There are plenty of obscure offerings that have yet to make it to disc. By Will Pfeifer, Rockford, Ill.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ebyline/entertainment/x1898619717/Movie-Man-Why-cant-you-watch-these-films-and-TV-shows-on-DVD

AUTHOR INTERVIEW: The Readers’ Writers: Second-anniversary edition - Thanks to you the readers, the (Freeport) Journal-Standard and GateHouse News Service, this column has been coming into homes for two years now. Again, thank you all very, very much for allowing me to share some time with you, and for the fun I’ve had interviewing a wide range of authors. I wasn’t sure what to do for this edition, so I asked my friend romance author Evanne Lorraine for some advice. She said I should talk about me. By DA Kentner and Evanne Lorraine, Freeport, Ill.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment/x639947960/The-Readers-Writers-Second-anniversary-edition

POLISSE REVIEW: Movie review: 'Polisse' takes a look at the grim work of a child protection unit - The highly lauded French drama “Polisse” is an “inside” look at the dozen or so dedicated members of the Parisian Child Protection Unit. By Al Alexander, The Patriot Ledger.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ebyline/entertainment/x639955449/Movie-review-Polisse-takes-a-look-at-the-grim-work-of-a-child-protection-unit

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


Opinions

O'MAHONEY CARTOON: They've earned their stripes. By O'Mahoney, The Patriot Ledger.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions/cartoons/x1898619570/OMahoney-cartoon-Theyve-earned-their-stripes

GRANLUND CARTOON: Romney education plan -- Dave Granlund on Mitt Romney. GHNS
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/2012-elections/x624606099/Granlund-cartoon-Romney-education-plan

PHILIP MADDOCKS: Super PACs worried presidential race may devolve into a contest of noble actions and dignified words - As Election Day draws nearer, hundreds of super PACs are expressing concern that the race for the presidency is dangerously close to degenerating into a competition of statesmanlike discourse and well-mannered campaigning that will put at risk the very ideals upon which this country and these new types of political action committees were founded. By Philip Maddocks, MetroWest, Mass.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/2012-elections/x1832944255/Philip-Maddocks-Super-PACs-worried-presidential-race-may-devolve-into-a-contest-of-noble-actions-and-dignified-words

JAMES JACKSON: America will move forward from LGBT prejudice -- We are now at another turning point in our history when the idea of freedom and equality are in question. Now we are beginning to take a hard look at the treatment of gays and lesbians in our society and their unequal treatment under the law. The Sun-Times (Ark.)
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ebyline/opinions/x639957418/James-Jackson-America-will-move-forward-from-LGBT-prejudice

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


Business / auto

AUTO BITS: How to take a test drive - Weekly auto rail, with tips on taking a test drive, Car Q&A with Junior Damato and more.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business/x1898609002/Auto-Bits-How-to-take-a-test-drive
* This is moving early because of the holiday. … Localization tip: You can do a Q&A with a local mechanic, or have a mechanic (or mechanics) provide you with a tip of the week.

GREG ZYLA: True blue Ford lover - Q: Greg, I read with interest your recent article on the 1957 Ford.  Back in 1957 and 1958, I managed a Ford dealership in Socorro, N.M. Back then, Ford Motor Company had a special on demonstrator Fairlane 500s, complete with power windows, seats, steering and brakes. It also had air conditioning. By Greg Zyla, GHNS.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business/x1898616490/Greg-Zyla-True-blue-Ford-lover
* Column is moving early because of the holiday.

ERIC P BLOOM: Management gone wrong: 10 ways to fix your mistakes - OK, you blew it. Now what? As an individual contributor you thought being a manager was easy. Now that you have been in the role for a while you realized, like most things in life, it’s a lot harder than you thought. By Eric P. Bloom, GHNS.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business/x639951795/Eric-P-Bloom-Management-gone-wrong-10-ways-to-fix-your-mistakes

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