GateHouse News Service National Budget
7/19/11
 
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On GHNewsroom.com

WAKE UP CALL!: Food allergies and back-to-school

BEST OF GATEHOUSE: Profiling Division B Newspaper of the Year Norwich (Conn.) Bulletin

BEST OF THE DAY: Vacations a reader-involvement opportunity


Niche

FALL BOOMERS: DIY tips on refinishing furniture, Canadian travel ideas and recipes to make a weekday morning breakfast for two special.

9/11 ANNIVERSARY SECTION: An eight-page section, callouts, house ads and more

BUCKET LIST CALLOUT: What's on readers' "bucket lists"?

BACK TO SCHOOL PAGE: Clothing trends

BACK TO SCHOOL TAB: Tips for kids heading to elementary school through college

LITTLE LEAGUE PHOTOS CALLOUT


Video

- Atlantis unhitches from space station for last time; will land Thursday
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-- Localization: Ask readers to share their memories of the space shuttle program.

- Rupert Murdoch: No Evidence 9/11 Victims Targeted
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-- Localization: Run this with any stories you have, and poll readers about how they feel what should happen to the Murdochs.


News

BORDERS CLOSING: Borders Group liquidating; more than 10,000 to lose jobs - The struggling retailer failed in its last-ditch effort to find a white knight buyer that could top a bid in bankruptcy court by two liquidation firms. The closings of Borders’ remaining 399 stores will take place by the end of September, a move that will lead to the loss of roughly 10,700 jobs. By Jon Chesto, The Patriot Ledger.
* Localization tips: Insert local Borders info: How many are in your state, etc.; get quotes from local Borders workers and customers; poll readers about what they think of the closing; and ask Facebook fans to weigh in.


Lifestyles

FAMILY TIME: Tips for your toddler's birthday bash - Weekly family rail, with tips for your toddler's birthday bash, a review of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2” and more.
* 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: No Ordinary Burger Contest seeks submissions -- weekly Food for Thought with items on a create your own pork burger contest, “Smokin’ with Myron Mixon: Recipes Made Simple, from the Winningest Man in Barbecue” by Myron Mixon and Kelly Alexander and more. By GHNS

JIM HILLIBISH: Broken rice recipes from Vietnam -- One positive of the Vietnam War: A lot of American soldiers came home hooked on their food. Thank you to Lonnie, an Air Force Vietnam veteran, for requesting broken-rice recipes. Canton (Ohio) Repository
* Comments idea: Are you a Vietnam War veteran? Tell us about your food experiences in Vietnam in the comments field below this story.

RECIPE: Butterscotch pie or trifle filling  -- Years ago, I came up with a combination I call Butterscotch Rum Banana Pecan trifle. This is amazing, and it always is all gone, even licking the spatula. Jim Hillibish/ Canton (Ohio) Repository

LEAMING COOKBOOK: 'A Wunderful Cookbook for Beach Bums' yields tasty treats -- Food Columnist Judi Leaming recommends "A Wunderful Cookbook for Beach Bums" and plans to try the Fiesta Dip, Baked Coconut Shrimp and Peanut Butter Delight Bars. Dover Post (Del.)

LEAMING SUMMER: Summer recipes need fresh fruit, veggies  -- My cousin Mary Forney Patterson sent along the recipe for the Cucumber Lime Salad with a high recommendation, and I made this the day the recipe arrived. The word “refreshing” is sometimes over-used, but I cannot think of a better word to describe this Jell-O salad that even Spicer enjoyed. Dover Post (Del.)

LEAMING CAKE: A variety of pound cake recipes -- As we all know, there are a variety of cake styles, including layer cakes, angel food cakes, sponge cakes, chiffon cakes, pound cakes, etc. Those who have had culinary training can readily explain the differences. Dover Post (Del.)

KENT BUSH: Lack of communication with adopted son from Ethiopia -- In Isaiah 55:9, God said, “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.” We see God as being unkind or unjust toward us while all he is doing is moving us to a better place. Augusta Gazette (Kan.)


Opinions

O’MAHONEY CARTOON: Rupert Murdoch’s newspapers. By O’Mahoney, The Patriot Ledger.

GRANLUND CARTOON: Debt limit doomsday. By Dave Granlund, GHNS cartoonist.

MICHAEL WINSHIP: Get mad at judges, not juries - At least federal judges are supposed to be bound by a code of conduct. On the United States Supreme Court, adherence to the code is merely voluntary. By Michael Winship, Messenger Post, N.Y.

AMY GEHRT: Ripples of Murdoch scandal felt in US -- The scope of the phone hacking and police bribery scandal surrounding Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. continues to widen, bringing down high-profile media and police officials and prompting the firm’s stock market value to plummet. Pekin Daily Times (Ill.)

EDITORIAL: Remembering Sherwood Schwartz - Those who rarely avert their eyes from a cellphone long enough to miss a tweet may have missed this, but Sherwood Schwartz died last week at age 94. He was an American icon. For those of a certain generation - yes, one is dating himself - he infiltrated the American psyche through some memorable television shows. "Gilligan's Island" and "The Brady Bunch" were his babies. By Peoria, Ill.

EDITORIAL: Women's World Cup final was bigger than sports - Sometimes a sporting event transcends the final score. We couldn’t help but get that feeling on Sunday as we watched the underdog Japanese women’s soccer team celebrate its World Cup championship victory over the U.S. women’s team. As much as we, and much of the country, were rooting for a third World Cup for the Americans, it was difficult to sustain much disappointment given the context of Japan’s victory. By Springfield, Ill.


Sports

DIAMOND DIRT: Rangers Ballpark in Arlington is not safe - Rangers Ballpark in Arlington is a great place to watch a baseball game. Let’s just not turn it into a place where fans have to watch our great game at their own risk. By Dominic Genetti, Hannibal, Mo.