GateHouse News Service National Budget
4/24/12
 
Contacts: Lisa Glowinski, (217) 816-3343, lglowinski@corp.gatehousemedia.com
Michael Toeset, 630-835-8870, mtoeset@gatehousemedia.com

NOTE: GateHouse News Service will publish a carousel item to your sites on Wednesday previewing this weekend's NFL draft. Much of the content and video will come from Pro Football Weekly. This item will be updated Thursday night after the first round, Friday with that day's developments, and after the conclusion of the draft Saturday after 7 p.m. Central.

We will also publish an item on the outcome of tonight's primary elections.


On GHNewsroom.com

STORY IDEAS: Home prices decline; good time to buy?
http://www.ghnewsroom.com/blog/story-ideas/x1364626311/Story-idea-Home-prices-decline-good-time-to-buy

INNER CIRCLE: Read up on Inner Circle 2012 expectations
http://www.ghnewsroom.com/training

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Niche

NASCAR PAGE: Streaking and struggling drivers; Richmond preview
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x1780488464/Weekly-Nascar-Peaks-and-valleys

NFL DRAFT PREVIEW PAGE: With expert news and analysis from Pro Football Weekly
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x1364620574/PFW-NFL-draft-preview-page
    -- Look for a draft recap page on GHNS by 7 p.m. CDT Saturday

KIDZBUZZ: William Shakespeare created words we still use today
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x1780479100/Weekly-NIE-Page-Shakespeare

MOTHER'S DAY CALLOUT: http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/reader_callouts/x596773012/Reader-callout-Draw-your-mom-for-Mothers-Day

SUMMER BOOMERS: A summer salad recipe, safe travel tips, home advice from HGTV's Mike Holmes
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x1783275259/Boomers-summer-Garden-of-Eatin

MONTHLY ELECTION PAGE: Know your delegates
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x876172064/Election-2012-Know-your-delegates

PROM PHOTOS CALLOUT: http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/reader_callouts/x1274363769/Reader-callout-Prom-photos
*NOTE: This is May's syndicated Local Loop callout

NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER QUARTER PAGE: 4 ways to celebrate
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x1170667050/National-Day-of-Prayer-quarter-page-Day-to-Pray


The Street

JIM CRAMER: Buy some yield insurance - Yield's been a real big issue with me. It's like insurance. You don't think you need it until something goes wrong. Today, many things went wrong, including slowness in China, weakness in Germany, the declaration of recession in Spain, and a Socialist most likely being elected in France. By Jim Cramer, The Street.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business/x1780490525/Jim-Cramer-Buy-some-yield-insurance

ENVIRONMENT: Going green? Make it official -- Being environmentally conscious is seen as being good for business, but it's important to prove it's not just talk. By Elizabeth Blackwell, The Street
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business/x513713417/Going-Green-Make-It-Official

MARKET: Symantec, Netflix, Apple: premarket movers -- Symantec was one of tech's big laggards before market open on Tuesday after the software maker released weaker-than-expected fourth-quarter results. By James Rogers, The Street
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business/x513713393/Symantec-Netflix-Apple-Premarket-Movers

TRADES: Time is money, and GPS spoofing can cost it -- It's time to talk with your financial trading solution provider about the time quality used in your trades. By Jonathan Blum, The Street
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business/x643676662/Time-Is-Money-and-GPS-Spoofing-Can-Cost-It

TECH: Why Facebook-Microsoft patent news isn't a 'disaster' for Yahoo! -- Yahoo! stock went up immediately after the Facebook-Microsoft news was released. By Eric Jackson, The Street
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business/x643676664/Why-Facebook-Microsoft-Patent-News-Isnt-a-Disaster-for-Yahoo

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


Lifestyles

FAMILY TIME: Sleep deprivation is a serious health risk - Weekly family rail, with tips on how to beat insomnia, a review of “Bliss” and more. By GHNS.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1364612423/Family-Time-Sleep-deprivation-is-a-serious-health-risk
* Localization tip: Any of the first three items can be localized – ask a local family counselor to provide a tip of the week, ask movie-going parents to give reviews of movies or ask youngsters to send in book reviews.

FOOD FOR THOUGHT: The lunch line -- weekly Food for Thought with healthy items in the lunch line, "A Girl and Her Pig" by April Bloomfield, a cooking tip and more. GHNS
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x787553597/Food-for-Thought-The-lunch-line

JIM HILLIBISH: Basel Soup hails from Switzerland  -- In Basel, Switzerland, Gravy Soup is the favorite, especially on chilly, spring days. It may be made of any stock including ham, chicken and bacon. Canton (Ohio) Repository
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ebyline/food/x1783287384/Jim-Hillibish-Basel-Soup-hails-from-Switzerland

SEED KEEPER: 'Seed keeper' Phil Seneca strives for hearty stock -- Seneca is the "seed keeper" and founder of Good Mind Seeds, a company that offers an eclectic variety of flowers and vegetables bred for toughness and genetic diversity. Seed-keeping is different from seed storage, he says. Doug Oster/ Scripps Howard News Service
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1364626651/Seed-keeper-Phil-Seneca-strives-for-hearty-stock

ASK THE PLUMBER: 'Smart-divide' model can solve sink dilemma -- We're remodeling the kitchen, and I would like a "single-bowl, under-mount" sink. He wants the more traditional "double-bowl, top-mount" sink. I know there is no right or wrong here, but can you help us reach a decision? Ed Del Grande/ Scripps Howard News Service
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1780490421/Ask-the-Plumber-Smart-divide-model-can-solve-sink-dilemma

BUILT-IN STORAGE: Built-ins making a cozy comeback -- Built-in furniture and cabinets have cycled in and out of favor for centuries. Now they're making a comeback, inspired by the better-not-bigger trend in residential design. Scripps Howard News Service
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1364626750/Built-ins-making-a-cozy-comeback

HOME STYLE: Five ways to work plants into your home decor -- I can't get over what a difference it makes when you add a splash of green to a few key spots. It lifts my spirits and freshens my decor. Here are five quick tips for working plants into your home. Scripps Howard News Services
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x787568220/Home-Style-Five-ways-to-work-plants-into-your-home-decor

INTERIORS: How to make your tile grout glow like new - One of the toughest and most frustrating parts of spring-cleaning season is cleaning the grout on your tile floor. But don't fret: I've been introduced to a tool that will get your grout clean -- and you won't even have to get down on your hands and knees. By Rosemary Sadez Friedmann, Scripps Howard.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1780488641/Interiors-How-to-make-your-tile-grout-glow-like-new

YARDSMART: Grow a crop of everlastings - Dry-floral arrangers and crafters call them "everlastings" because the blossoms of statice, strawflower and yarrow don't fade. Why? Because this group produces blossoms that are dry and papery even when newly opened from the bud. Plant them in with your vegetables and harvest a truly lovely crop that will fuel all your gift and decorating projects next fall. By Maureen Gilmer, Scripps Howard
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1364624836/Yardsmart-Grow-a-crop-of-everlastings

TREASURES: Are this lounge chair and ottoman worth much? - My parents were avid antiques collectors and I have inherited some marvelous items including a classic Eames lounge chair and ottoman. We purchased them at a New Jersey department store in 1984 for $400. At the time, we were under the impression that they were authentic pieces, but there are no identifying marks. We had the swivel mechanism replaced a few years ago and the man who did the work called it an "excellent copy of an Eames" and offered us $800. What is your opinion of its value? By Helaine Fendelman and Joe Rosson, Scripps Howard.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x787566194/Treasures-Are-this-lounge-chair-and-ottoman-worth-much

HOBBIES: Make a table tent to display spring-break photos - The month of April is generally when schools across the country schedule spring break. If your kids are in college, they may be heading off to enjoy a week with friends. But if your kids are still young enough to enjoy a family vacation, spring break is the perfect opportunity to seek out the sun for a week. And, of course, photos will be taken! By Sandi Genovese, Scripps Howard.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1783287275/Hobbies-Make-a-table-tent-to-display-spring-break-photos

GARDENER: Try these mowing tips to keep your lawn healthy - On any Saturday morning, America starts its engines for that weekly ritual of mowing. As the symphony of engines roars to a start, the silence of an otherwise peaceful morning is broken, and an estimated 54 million lawns are cut -- every week during the spring and summer. By Joe Lamp’l, Scripps Howard.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1783287295/Gardener-Try-these-mowing-tips-to-keep-your-lawn-healthy

JESSE MURPHY: My view from the sunny side -- I think that by the time we came to Plan C, I had another epiphany. When life gives you lemons, spray paint them gold and sell them on eBay. Maryville Daily Forum (Mo.)
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ebyline/family/x596780581/Jesse-Murphy-My-view-from-the-sunny-side

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


Entertainment

PRODUCT PLACEMENTS: Have product placements in films become a necessary evil? - The Dutch beer brewer Heineken created quite a stir recently after the announcement a deal had been made with the company for a product placement in the upcoming James Bond film “Skyfall.” The backlash from fans has been rather heated, and many do not seem very pleased about the switch from Bond’s traditional drink of choice: martinis “shaken, not stirred.” By Ashley Bergner, Newton, Kan.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ebyline/entertainment/x1780488795/Have-product-placements-in-films-become-a-necessary-evil
* Facebook/poll idea: Ask readers if they think product placements in movies are obtrusive and ruining the experience.

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


Opinions

GRANLUND CARTOON: John Edwards trial -- Dave Granlund on the beginning of the John Edwards trial. GHNS
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions/cartoons/x596779194/Granlund-cartoon-John-Edwards-trial

EDITORIAL: Exercise your right to vote - Five states, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, New York, Delaware and Rhode Island, will hold Republican presidential primaries today, and although there are four names on the ballot, it isn’t much of a contest. We hope people participate, because today’s primary still represents an opportunity for Republicans. By Norwich, Conn.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/2012-elections/x596780751/Editorial-Exercise-your-right-to-vote

KENT BUSH: Difference between news and opinion -- There is a reason newspapers only include one page of opinion per day. It is important, but opinion is nothing but hot air compared with the real fact-gathering, story-telling hard news story. Augusta Gazette (Kan.)
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/2012-elections/x1780490174/Kent-Bush-Difference-between-news-and-opinion

AMY GEHRT: Media bias not so liberal, after all -- People often accuse the media of having a liberal bias, but a new study suggests that political slant doesn’t exist after all. If anything, the opposite may actually be true. Pekin Daily Times (Ill.)
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/2012-elections/x787567845/Amy-Gehrt-Media-bias-not-so-liberal-after-all

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