GateHouse News Service National Budget
7/19/12
 
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At GHNewsroom

STORY IDEA: How big of a problem is physical inactivity in your community?
http://www.ghnewsroom.com/blog/story-ideas/x1798690471/Story-idea-How-big-of-a-problem-is-physical-inactivity-in-your-community

INNER CIRCLE: 142 papers certified at the end of Day 3
http://www.ghnewsroom.com/blogs/innercircle/x1798690409/Inner-Circle-142-papers-certified-at-the-end-of-Day-3

BEST OF THE DAY: State Journal-Register teams up with law enforcement to track fugitives
http://www.ghnewsroom.com/blogs/best-of-the-day/x1798690074/Best-of-the-Day-SJ-R-teams-up-with-law-enforcement-to-track-fugitives


Niche

BACK TO SCHOOL: Tips on school safety, trends, teacher communication and more
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x1425379504/Back-to-school-magazine-A-good-start
-- Also in Saxotech under category GHNS for July 11

NASCAR PAGE: A look at some of the month's top storylines
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x1425378939/Weekly-NASCAR-page-Buzz-Breakdown

AUGUST RADARFROG PAGE: Back to school
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x1425379010/August-RadarFrog-Back-to-school-on-a-budget
-- Also in Saxotech under category GHNS for July 13

MONTHLY ELECTION PAGE: How Obama, Romney will use the health-care decision in their campaigns
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x1425378405/Election-2012-Health-Care
-- Also in Saxotech under category GHNS for July 13

LITTLE LEAGUE PHOTOS CALLOUT: http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/reader_callouts/x2069928776/Reader-callout-Little-League-photos
-- Also in Saxotech under category GHNS/Undated

SUMMER VACATION PHOTOS CALLOUT: http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/reader_callouts/x410263494/Reader-callout-Summer-vacation-photos
-- Also in Saxotech under category GHNS/Undated

SUMMER OLYMPICS PREVIEW PAGES: Four broadsheet pages on new sports, Team USA athletes to watch, about the venues and more
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x1081599946/Summer-Olympics-preview-pages


The Street

ENTERTAINMENT: Monty Python and the holy grail of profits
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business/x1975586228/Monty-Python-and-the-Holy-Grail-of-Profits

CONSUMER: Best craft beer cans for the cooler in the dog days of summer
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business/x1975586226/Best-Craft-Beer-Cans-for-the-Cooler-in-the-Dog-Days-of-Summer

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


Lifestyles

RELIGION NEWS: Michelle Bachmann not backing down from Muslim accusations -- weekly Religion News with updates on Michelle Bachmann's claims that the Muslim Brotherhood has infiltrated the U.S. government, "Speaking of Dying: Recovering the Church's Voice in the Face of Death" and more. GHNS
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1425380219/Religion-News-Michelle-Bachmann-not-backing-down-from-Muslim-accusations

ROBERT MANN: The eternal now - "So do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring worries of its own. Today's trouble is enough for today.” In Matthew chapter 6, Jesus reminds us not to spend the day worrying about the next day. In my experience, regrets about yesterday can cloud my moments as much as worries about the future. By Robert Mann, GHNS.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1655033268/Robert-Mann-The-eternal-now

MARKETTA GREGORY: Couples who pray - Taney of Rochester, N.Y., shared a book with me about praying with a partner, and I'll admit, I'm intrigued. Taney and her husband, Dave, appear in the book, which is called "Couples Who Pray." Her dad is one of the authors, along with her stepmother. By Marketta Gregory, GHNS.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1762344555/Marketta-Gregory-Couples-who-pray

WINE WISDOM: In defense of chardonnay -- Chardonnay is one of the most widely consumed wines globally, attesting to its appeal to wine lovers. However, a few years back, a counter movement emerged. Some folks I’ll dub the “ABC” crowd became disillusioned with wines from this grape, adopting an attitude of “anything but chardonnay.” Mark P. Vincent/ MetroWest Daily News (Mass.)
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ebyline/food/x1356107417/Wine-Wisdom-In-defense-of-chardonnay

JIM HILLIBISH: Pepper season means piling on the fixin’s -- Mom par boiled the peppers, so hers always were mushy. Skip that if you like peppers with crunch. Ground beef now seems so mundane. Try doing a 50-50 with ground lamb. Ground turkey or chicken is just waiting there to fill a ripe bell. Canton (Ohio) Repository
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ebyline/food/x1400282242/Jim-Hillibish-Pepper-season-means-piling-on-the-fixin-s

BLUEBERRY RECIPE: Six-Layer Blueberry Squares -- This year, Karen’s recipes included Six Layer Squares. It’s an intriguing combination of berries, nuts, coconut and, surprisingly, butterscotch morsels. Sounds strange, I know, but I bet it’s incredible. Jennifer Mastroianni/ Canton (Ohio) Repository
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ebyline/food/x1400282264/Food-recipe-Six-Layer-Blueberry-Squares

WATERMELON COCKTAILS: Watermelon now a popular cocktail ingredient  -- It’s easy to see why. Watermelon is refreshing, not overly sweet, and it adds a lovely pink hue to libations. Here are three cocktail recipes from the National Watermelon Promotion Board. We find the Spiked Watermelon Balls especially clever. Jennifer Mastroianni / Canton (Ohio) Repository
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ebyline/food/x1400282270/Watermelon-now-a-popular-cocktail-ingredient
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FOOD HISTORY: Wienermobile celebrates 76 funny years -- On July 18, 1936, Oscar Mayer Corp. rolled out its Wienermobile, a giant hot dog perched on a truck chassis and driven to parades and festivals. Oscar’s nephew, Carl G. Mayer, invented what would become one of the longest-lasting publicity stunts. Jim Hillibish/ Canton (Ohio) Repository
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ebyline/food/x1400282275/Food-history-Wienermobile-celebrates-76-funny-years
*Pin this story on Pinterest!

DESSERT RECIPE: Champagne Spoom -- The Italians enjoy their own version of frozen custard. It’s called spoom, a frothy, creamy sherbet. Sugar syrup and fruit juices are mixed with champagne or sauterne wine. Jim Hillibish/ Canton (Ohio) Repository
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ebyline/food/x1400282319/Dessert-recipe-Champagne-Spoom

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


Entertainment

SETH MEYERS/ REGIS PHILBIN: Seth Meyers says he has no plans to be the new Regis -- Seth Meyers wants to make one thing clear. He’s heard the rumors that he’s going to be the new Regis Philbin –– which reached fever pitch last week when he became the first guest co-host to sit next to Kelly Ripa for five straight days –– and he’s not buying them. R. Scott Reedy/ The Patriot Ledger (Mass.)
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/x328564460/Seth-Meyers-says-he-has-no-plans-to-be-the-new-Regis

FARR SIDE: Judging 'American Idol' - Critics are quick to say "American Idol" has seen its day, but I’m not ready to throw in the towel. By David T. Farr, Sturgis, Mich.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment/x308028969/The-Farr-Side-Judging-American-Idol
* Facebook or poll idea: Ask readers if they think "American Idol" will be good this coming season.

STAY TUNED: What 'Bristol Palin: Life's a Tripp' needs to bring to TV - On “Briston Palin: Life's a Tripp,” the new Lifetime reality series, the eldest daughter of former Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin moves to Los Angeles with her toddler son Tripp and her younger sister Willow. They live in a Beverly Hills mansion, and Bristol volunteers for an L.A.-based charity. By Melissa Crawley, GHNS.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1425379214/Stay-Tuned-What-Bristol-Palin-Lifes-a-Tripp-needs-to-bring-to-TV

BOOK NOTES: Practicing medicine on Nantucket - “Island Practice: Cobblestone Rash, Underground Tom, and Other Adventures of a Nantucket Doctor” should be required reading for anyone considering relocation to an island. While author Pam Belluck’s primary character study is the daring, quirky, indefatigable Dr. Timothy J. Lepore, Nantucket isn’t far behind. They were made for each other. By Rae Francoeur, Cape Ann, Mass.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment/x1245788838/Book-Notes-Practicing-medicine-on-Nantucket

GEEKOLOGY 101: My love affair with Batman knows no bounds - So everybody knows I?love Batman, right? I?think I have made that perfectly clear in the few months I?have been doing this column. I have Batman shirts, Batman toys (some in the box still), Batman comics and even a Batman sticker on the back window of my car. By Gary Darling, Maryville, Mo.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment/x306450374/Geekology-101-My-love-affair-with-Batman-knows-no-bounds

DARK KNIGHT REVIEW: Movie review: 'The Dark Knight Rises' a worthy end to Batman series - Christopher Nolan and his charismatic star, Christian Bale, return to the mean streets of Gotham City for another pitch-black adventure, with Tom Hardy playing a terrorist so vile he lures Batman back into action after an eight-year hiatus. By Al Alexander, The Patriot Ledger.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ebyline/entertainment/x1062477071/Movie-review-The-Dark-Knight-Rises-a-worthy-end-to-Batman-series
* Facebook idea: Link to the review and ask fans to give their review of the film.

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


Opinions

EDITORIAL: You expected a nice presidential campaign? - "Politics ain't bean-bag." So said the fictitious Mr. Dooley, the Irishman created by Chicago newspaperman Finley Peter Dunne back in 1895. The rest of Dooley's fabricated comment provides the definition of that phrase: "'Tis a man's game, an' women, childer, cripples an' prohybitionists 'd do well to keep out iv it." By Peoria, Ill.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/2012-elections/x2078601788/Editorial-You-expected-a-nice-presidential-campaign
* Poll idea: Ask readers if they think this election cycle is dirtier than others were.

EDITORIAL: Enough shared sacrifice in farm bill? - A farm bill has passed the U.S. Senate and now sits in the House, where it seems to be languishing as majority-if-splintered Republicans fight over how much more the 10-year program should be cut. By Peoria, Ill.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ebyline/opinions/x2078601785/Editorial-Enough-shared-sacrifice-in-farm-bill

LLOYD GARVER: Hot enough for you? - Not everyone believes in global warming. They feel that those of us who do believe in it are "nutty left-wingers" or victims of "conspiratorial pseudo-science." I'm always for fairness and giving equal time to all viewpoints. So I present below the words of Harold K. Jefferson, president of the "It's Not The Heat, It's The Hype" Association. By Lloyd Garver, GHNS.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1425380075/Lloyd-Garver-Hot-enough-for-you

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


Business

MAKING CENTS: Financial planning more than investing - When I speak to people about financial planning, they most often want to talk about investing. I understand the fun and seductive nature of seeking higher returns for your money, but the financial planning process is far more important than any one investment or portfolio. By John P. Napolitano, The Patriot Ledger.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business/x1425379928/Making-Cents-Financial-planning-more-than-investing

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


Sports / outdoors

GEORGE LITTLE: What to do when you see lightning, hear thunder -- The heat generated by a lightning bolt is five times hotter than the surface of the sun. A direct lightning strike can blow the bark off trees, set just about anything on fire and leave a hole in the ground smoldering for a day or two. The State Journal-Register (Ill.)
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ebyline/sports/x691230395/George-Little-What-to-do-when-you-see-lightning-hear-thunder

More in Olympics and NASCAR at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/sports