GateHouse News Service National Budget 4.29.11

GateHouse News Service National Budget 4.29.11

 

Contacts:

Lisa Glowinski is off today
Michael Toeset, (630) 835-8870, mtoeset@corp.gatehousemedia.com

 

ON GHNEWSROOM.COM

 

WAKE-UP CALL: Walmart’s bringing back the guns.
http://www.ghnewsroom.com/carousel/x690704277/Fridays-Wake-Up-Call-Walmarts-bringing-back-the-guns

 

APME: Follow APME’s NewsTrain sessions this weekend.
http://www.ghnewsroom.com/top%20stories/x401816858/Follow-APMEs-NewsTrain-sessions-this-weekend

 

BEST OF: GateHouse newspapers’ best of the week.
http://jeanhodges.ghnewsroom.com/2011/04/29/jean-hodges-best-week-ending-april-29-2011-gatehouse-papers

 

 

ROYAL WEDDING

 

GRANLUND CARTOON: Media coverage of tornadoes and the royal wedding. By Dave Granlund, GHNS cartoonist.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions/cartoons/x634517878/Granlund-cartoon-Media-coverage-of-tornadoes-and-the-royal-wedding

 

HIGHLIGHTS: 5 highlights from the royal wedding, and what's next. By GHNS.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x540201006/5-highlights-from-the-royal-wedding-and-whats-next

 

GOSSIP: Talk about today’s royal wedding. By GHNS.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1061070663/Royal-wedding-gossip

 

JARED OLAR: Of princes and presidents - The news and entertainment media have made quite a big fuss, internationally and nationally, over today’s wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton. But I know I’m not alone in saying that these nuptials hardly seem worth all the attention they’ve been given. By Jared Olar, Pekin, Ill.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x602917224/Jared-Olar-Of-princes-and-presidents

 

ELIZABETH DAVIES: 'Obey' belongs in wedding vows - I have a guilty pleasure: Gossip magazines. It’s not often that I sit down with a People magazine — every six weeks, actually. Just about the only time I catch up on celebrity gossip is while I’m at the hair salon. By Elizabeth Davies, Rockford, Ill.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/columnists/elizabeth_davies/x634517852/Elizabeth-Davies-Obey-belongs-in-wedding-vows

 

BARBARA MURPHY: Fair tale endings - Like all other little girls, my favorite fairy tales were the ones where the handsome prince saves the day by rescuing the fair damsel and carrying her away on his white stallion to a castle where they (of course) live happily ever after. It then shouldn’t come as a huge surprise to anyone that on July 29, 1981, along with 750 million people (most of them romantics just like me), I set my alarm clock and got up in the middle of the night to watch the royal wedding of Lady Diana Spencer and Prince Charles. By Barbara Murphy, News-Tribune.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/columnists/x634517936/Barbara-Murphy-Fair-tale-endings

 

 

NICHE

 

NIE KIDZBUZZ PAGE: Thanks, Mom!
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/education/x1174360746/NIE-page-Thanks-Mom

 

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

 

MOTHER'S DAY CALLOUT: For readers' photos of them and their moms
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/reader_callouts/x128434293/Reader-callout-Mother-s-Day

 

MOTHER'S DAY PAGE: Jewelry for mom
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x230249313/Mothers-Day-page-Be-jeweled

 

SUMMER COOKBOOK: Grilled entrees, fruit and veggie dishes, cool desserts
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x528723742/2011-Summer-Cookbook

 

FLAG DAY PAGE: 10 facts you may not have known
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x128428282/Flag-day-Flag-facts

 

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

 

SALUTE TO NURSES PACKAGE: A page and marketing collateral for the May celebration
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x713434319/Salute-to-Nurses-page-Field-in-demand

 

NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER PAGE: About the holiday, May 5
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x855933415/National-day-of-prayer-page-Day-to-pray

 

 

LIFESTYLES

 

WOOD ON WORDS: Clarifying some tricky terms - It appears that health insurance will be a topic of continual debate for quite a while. If you are adequately insured, it’s probably because of a good job, good luck or some combination of the two. But what alternative should there be for those who are less fortunate? While I remain somewhat pessimistic about how this issue will play out, I’m hopeful I can at least shed a little light on some word issues this introduction has raised. By Barry Wood, Rockford, Ill.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions/columnists/barry_wood/x602917487/Wood-on-Words-Clarifying-some-tricky-terms

 

LOOKING UP: Planets dance in the light of dawn - If you aren’t an early riser, you may want to be during the month of May. Four planets are doing a sort of square dance in the morning twilight glow in advance of sunrise. Taking the stage are the planets Mercury, Venus, Mars and Jupiter. By Peter Becker, Hawley, Pa.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x634515951/Looking-Up-Planets-dance-in-the-light-of-dawn

 

GREEN SPACE: Impatient to plant? Get some frost protection - Patience, patience. It’s still too early to plant. By Jim Hillibish, Canton, Ohio.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/home_and_garden/x1174363320/Green-Space-Impatient-to-plant-Get-some-frost-protection

 

RECIPE: Blueberry swirls -- Ok, so you can’t cook. You don’t need to with this pretty spring edible that can be used for a brunch buffet or dessert table. Simple assembly is all that is required. Jennifer Mastroianni/ Canton (Ohio) Repository
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1174360883/Recipe-Blueberry-swirls

 

WAYNE L. WESTCOTT: Rotator cuff exercises help prevent injury -- Ideally, you should perform the shoulder rotation exercises at the conclusion of your standard strength training session. I suggest that you begin with one exercise each for the internal and external rotator muscles, and progress to two exercises each as these muscles become better conditioned. Patriot Ledger (Mass.)
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x482558937/Wayne-L-Westcott-Rotator-cuff-exercises-help-prevent-injury

 

VACATIONING: Getting more vacation for less money  -- An expert traveler shares advice for getting more out of your vacation budget. “If you can’t tell the difference between a $300 bottle of wine and a $20 bottle of wine, why pay to go to a place with a $300 bottle?” she said. Kathryn Rem/ State Journal-Register (Ill.)
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/family/x84057935/Getting-more-vacation-for-less-money
*Localization tip: Highlight local families that have a cheaper vacation alternative or tips.

 

BEGINNER'S BOX: Caramel Corn -- It’s easy to make caramel corn and peanuts. You’ll find it better tasting than the venerable Cracker Jacks, which, of course, are more convenient. Jim Hillibish/ Canton (Ohio) Repository
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x729224855/Beginners-Box-Caramel-Corn

 

WISE TO THE WORD: Cafe Brulot  -- Next time you’re in New Orleans, ask for a dessert called café brulot. It’s a strong coffee blended with spices, orange and lemon peel and brandy. Make it in flameproof bowls, set afire and ladle into cups. Brulot is French for “burnt brandy.” Jim Hillibish/ / Canton (Ohio) Repository
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x729224891/Wise-to-the-Word-Cafe-Brulot

 

CRITICS CUPBOARD: Frieda’s French Style Crêpes -- If you enjoy crêpes but are too intimidated or unmotivated to make them, Frieda’s has you covered. The company’s new ready-to-use crêpes are perfect for rolling, folding or stacking into an array of sweet and savory dishes. Saimi Bergmann and Jennifer Mastroianni/ Canton (Ohio) Repository
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x602917508/Critics-Cupboard-Frieda-s-French-Style-Cr-pes

 

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

 

 

ENTERTAINMENT

 

‘PROM’ REVIEW: Movie review: ‘Prom’ is Disney’s latest fairy tale - Teens don’t drink, have sex or behave recklessly at this “Prom,” which springs from a sanitized alternative universe called Disney. It’s a small, small world, where the punch isn’t spiked and virginity isn’t lost. By Dana Barbuto, The Patriot Ledger
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1061069066/Movie-review-Prom-is-Disney-s-latest-fairy-tale

 

'FAST FIVE' REVIEW: 'Fast' and superfluous -- "Fast Five" will likely earn a place in the Macho Film Hall of Fame, with Diesel and Johnson as leading candidates for the revered title of the sultan of smackdown. During their fight scene, count how many walls and windows they smash. Bob Tremblay / MetroWest Daily News (Mass.)
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment/x464042796/Movie-Review-Fast-and-superfluous

 

SNEAK PREVIEW: 'Hoodwinked' and other movies opening this week – A look at movies opening in theaters this week. By Al Alexander, The Patriot Ledger.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment/x1859067906/Sneak-Preview-Hoodwinked-and-other-movies-opening-this-week
* Poll idea: Ask readers which movie they’re most interested in seeing.

 

ANTHONY ZERBE: Quiet success defines actor Anthony Zerbe's career - Hollywood is filled with veteran character actors who have long, solid careers without ever achieving the level of fame that makes them household names. One such actor is Anthony Zerbe. By Brian Mackey, Springfield, Ill.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment/x540201724/Quiet-success-defines-actor-Anthony-Zerbes-career

 

SUMMER MOVIES: Summer movies plagued by 'sequelitis' - Just when you thought you were finally clear of the H1N1 virus, up pops a new disease guaranteed to bug us all summer – sequelitis. Yes, it’s back and more insidious than ever, with strains ranging from the inconsequential “Final Destination 5” and Spy Kids 4” to the exponentially more invasive “Pirates of the Caribbean 4” and “Hangover 2” (Are these movies or baseball scores?). By Al Alexander, The Patriot Ledger.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment/x602917343/Summer-movies-plagued-by-sequelitis
* Embargoed until Saturday.

 

BOOKS: BRETT BATTLES: The Readers' Writers: Interview with award-winning author Brett Battles - Brett Battles is an author, world traveler and devoted father. His thrilling tales about a cleaner’s exploits encompass the world. A “cleaner” is a person who disposes of bodies so no trace remains of the killing or the crime scene. Jonathon Quinn is Brett’s recurring protagonist who contracts with a covert agency to clean up their messes, and usually finds himself embroiled in a mess of his own. By DA Kentner, Freeport, Ill.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1397489510/The-Readers-Writers-Interview-with-award-winning-author-Brett-Battles

 

BOOKS: ‘The Fifth Witness,' 'The Making of a Writer' and other books to read -- "The Fifth Witness" by Michael Connelly. That savvy lawyer Mickey Haller is back in Michael Connelly's "The Fifth Witness.” It seems even defense attorneys are feeling the recession's pinch, but Mickey uncovers a goldmine in the foreclosure market. Susie Stooksbury/ Oak Ridger (Tenn.)
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment/x1993412887/-The-Fifth-Witness-The-Making-of-a-Writer-and-other-books-to-read

 

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

 

 

OPINIONS

 

GRANLUND CARTOON: Media coverage of tornadoes and the royal wedding. By Dave Granlund, GHNS cartoonist.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions/cartoons/x634517878/Granlund-cartoon-Media-coverage-of-tornadoes-and-the-royal-wedding

 

CONROY CARTOON: Energy crisis and teleporters. By Bob Conroy, GHNS cartoonist.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions/x634515127/Conroy-cartoon-Energy-crisis-and-teleporters

 

GRANLUND CARTOON: President Obama shows birth certificate - and more. By Dave Granlund, GHNS cartoonist.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions/x1174361273/Granlund-cartoon-President-Obama-shows-birth-certificate-and-more

 

KENT BUSH: President Obama should have held on to the ultimate 'Trump' card - Why did Barack Obama release a copy of his birth certificate now? It was a horrible play. Donald Trump went all in with a pair of jacks and Obama folded. By Kent Bush, Augusta, Kan.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1174362942/Kent-Bush-President-Obama-should-have-held-on-to-the-ultimate-Trump-card

 

PHILIP MADDOCKS: Struggling U.S. lays off a dozen states and hundreds of counties - Saying it needs to streamline the way it does business in order to stay competitive with other emerging economies in the world, the U.S. announced this week that it will go ahead with plans to lay off a dozen states, scores of elected officials, and hundreds of counties, townships, cities and towns as part of a restructuring strategy aimed at trimming costs and making its far-flung operation more efficient and well run. By Philip Maddocks, MetroWest, Mass.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1061070579/Philip-Maddocks-Struggling-U-S-lays-off-a-dozen-states-and-hundreds-of-counties

 

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

 

 

BUSINESS

 

ERIC P. BLOOM: How to find a mentor - I can't overemphasize the advantage of having one or two knowledgeable, well-connected mentors. A mentor is a person more senior than yourself who takes an interest in you and your career. By Eric P. Bloom, GHNS columnist.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1274369801/Eric-P-Bloom-How-to-find-a-mentor

 

BIZ BITS: Steps for catching up with old 401(k)s - Weekly business rail, with tips on 401(k)s, BBB advice on solar power and more. By GHNS.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1274370507/Biz-Bits-Steps-for-catching-up-with-old-401-k-s
* Localization tip: You could include a weekly tax tip from a local expert, have a business-related Q&A with a local expert or do a “business of the week” feature in which you highlight a local business.

 

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

 

 

SPORTS

 

DIAMOND DIRT: If they wear it, they will come - Alternate uniforms means more merchandise and more fans in the stands. By Dominic Genetti, Hannibal, Mo.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x634517624/Diamond-Dirt-If-they-wear-it-they-will-come

 

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