GateHouse News Service National Budget 4.22.11

GateHouse News Service National Budget 4.22.11

 

Contacts:

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

 

 

ON GHNEWSROOM.COM

 

INNER CIRCLE: Video: David Arkin talks about Inner Circle success, what's next.
http://www.ghnewsroom.com/top%20stories/x215598950/Video-David-Arkin-talks-about-Inner-Circle-success-whats-next

 

EDITING WORDS: On pronunciation.
http://editingwords.ghnewsroom.com/2011/04/21/editing-words-how-do-you-say-%E2%80%98cool-whip%E2%80%99

 

 

NICHE

 

NIE KIDZBUZZ PAGE: Make every day Earth Day.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/education/x1146468851/Weekly-NIE-page-Love-the-Earth

 

MAY RADARFROG COUPON BOOK: Grad parties for less, frugal at the farmers market
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x396828197/Monthly-RadarFrog-coupon-book-Graduation-parties-on-a-shoestring

 

MAY RADARFROG PAGE: Moving on a budget
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x1274033161/May-RadarFrog-page-A-smooth-move

 

WEEKLY NASCAR PAGE: Drivers comment about the season so far
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x1274030472/Weekly-NASCAR-page-Words-to-the-wise

 

MEMORIAL DAY PAGE: Helping children of fallen soldiers
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x966813653/Memorial-day-Some-gave-all

 

FARM LIVING: Small-farm success stories, a look at vertical farming
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x675838312/2011-Farm-Living-magazine

 

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

 

EASTER PAGE: Make an edible Easter basket
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x698066036/Easter-page-A-tisket-a-tasket
-- CALLOUT FOR EASTER PHOTOS: http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/reader_callouts/x713432084/Reader-callout-Easter-photos

 

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

 

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

 

 

NEWS

 

EARTH DAY CONTENT: http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/highlights/x1798435484/Earth-Day-content

 

MARATHON RUNNER: Author survives Mumbai shooting, trains for Boston Marathon -- Rudrani Devi has added two new chapters to her life  –– a life that was nearly taken two years ago in a terrorist attack in Mumbai, India. Jump to 2011 –– or "run," in Devi’s case. The Mumbai survivor participated in the Boston Marathon on April 18. Beverly Majors/ The Oak Ridger (Tenn.)
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x528720363/Author-survives-Mumbai-shooting-trains-for-Boston-Marathon

* Localization tip: Highlight someone in your town who competed in the Boston Marathon.

 

 

LIFESTYLES

 

ELIZABETH DAVIES: Are you ever really over the hill? - Despite my spam filter’s best efforts, sometimes perfectly good emails wind up in the trash and the ones I don’t want show up in my inbox instead. By Elizabeth Davies, Rockford, Ill.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/columnists/elizabeth_davies/x128429223/Elizabeth-Davies-Are-you-ever-really-over-the-hill

 

WOOD ON WORDS: Comparison words can be confusing - I’ve written numerous columns about confusion caused by homonyms. Today I’ll begin an exploration of other kinds of problem pairs. This week’s terms are about making comparisons. By Barry Wood, Rockford, Ill.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions/columnists/barry_wood/x1146471340/Wood-on-Words-Comparison-words-can-be-confusing

 

SUZETTE MARTINEZ STANDRING: Passover Seder – rich with Easter lessons - I had never attended a Jewish Seder before, which commemorates the escape by ancient Hebrews from Egyptian captivity. Annually, Jewish families hold the Passover Seder to remember this event. This same time of year represents Easter for Christians. By Suzette Martinez Standring, The Patriot Ledger.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1410202227/Suzette-Martinez-Standring-Passover-Seder-rich-with-Easter-lessons

 

JARED OLAR: I'm skeptical of Bible skepticism - It never fails. Whenever Easter and Passover roll around, you can expect to find television programs, magazine articles and newspaper stories that question or deny central beliefs of Christianity and Judaism. By Jared Olar, Pekin, Ill.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/holidays_seasonal/easter/x1274365897/Jared-Olar-Im-skeptical-of-Bible-skepticism

 

LOOKING UP: Big Dipper points the way - The next clear spring evening, note how the Big Dipper is at its highest in the northern sky. The Dipper’s “bowl” appears to upside down as if it were emptying its celestial contents on the North Star below. By Peter Becker, Hawley, Pa.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1536001401/Looking-Up-Big-Dipper-points-the-way

 

CRITICS CUPBOARD: Develey Curry Ketchup -- Find out if this curry-flavored ketchup is worth buying for your family.  Saimi Bergmann and Jennifer Mastroianni/ Canton (Ohio) Repository
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1146469708/Critics-Cupboard-Develey-Curry-Ketchup

 

HEART TRANSPLANT: Longest-living heart-transplant recipient talks on life -- Charles Washington, of Oakridge, Tenn., is an amazing man, and he's had an amazing life –– and the fact that he is thought to be the longest-living single heart-transplant survivor has little to do with it.   Beverly Majors/ The Oak Ridger (Tenn.)
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1274363272/Longest-living-heart-transplant-recipient-talks-on-life

 

PUBLIC WATER SUPPLY: Dr. Sidney W. Rosen: EPA must take action on H. pylori to protect public health  -- As a physician with a degree in public health, I am deeply concerned about a largely overlooked epidemic that has engulfed the entire world. I am referring to a pathogen existing in water supplies. The problem resides with the EPA, which regulates what local water boards must do to protect our drinking water. Herald News (Mass.)
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/environment/x215599776/Dr-Sidney-W-Rosen-EPA-must-take-action-on-H-pylori-to-protect-public-health

 

GARDENING: How to plant the perfect tree -- “If you are going to plant something that is going to live as long as your grandchildren, do it right,” says Guy Sternberg, arborist and author from Petersburg, Ill. “It’s not like planting petunias where you can do it again next year.” And don’t just plant the same trees as your neighbors. Variety can add interest and prevent trouble later on. Chris Young/ State Journal-Register (Ill.)
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1274365389/How-to-plant-the-perfect-tree

 

DANNY HENLEY: The high price of a free trip -- There are a number of signs that generally mean trouble is looming: You turn down your street and see a fire truck with its lights flashing parked in front of your house. A letter shows up in your mailbox with a return address of the Internal Revenue Service. Your teenage daughter mentions in passing that her new boyfriend’s nickname is Spike. Hannibal Courier-Post (Mo.)
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/family/x1274365597/Danny-Henley-The-high-price-of-a-free-trip

 

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

 

 

ENTERTAINMENT

 

SUDOKU: Sudoku puzzles 1037-1071 (for May) are now available. Previous puzzles are linked to in this file.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/puzzles/x1410200933/Sudoku-puzzles-1037-1071-May-puzzles

 

JERRI DRENNEN: The Readers' Writers: Interview with rising romance author Jerri Drennen - Born in Nebraska, raised in Minnesota, and now residing in Missouri, author Jerri Drennen is, first and foremost, a wife and mother of four devoted to her family. She is also quite shy and reserved, until she begins adding another story to her list of published novels. By DA Kentner, Freeport, Ill.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment/x1146470844/The-Readers-Writers-Interview-with-rising-romance-author-Jerri-Drennen

 

‘HENRY’S CRIME’ REVIEW: Movie review: ‘Henry’s Crime’ has an infectious knack for fun - It’s a heist film. No, it’s a send up of community theater. Wait, better still, it’s a romantic comedy. Truth is, “Henry’s Crime” is a bit of all three, a discombobulated mish-mash that probably wouldn’t work if not for the solid performances by a wonderfully deadpan cast. By Al Alexander, The Patriot Ledger.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment/movies/x1146471169/Movie-review-Henry-s-Crime-has-an-infectious-knack-for-fun

 

‘AFRICAN CATS’ REVIEW: Movie review: ‘African Cats’ is a true family film - The Disneynature series of feature documentaries finally hits its stride after the well-made but rather pedestrian “Earth” and “Oceans.” Narrated by Samuel L. Jackson, “African Cats” marries stunning cinematography with compelling storytelling in the Kenya-based tales of two very different feline families: lions and cheetahs. By Ed Symkus, The Patriot Ledger.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment/movies/x528722804/Movie-review-African-Cats-is-a-true-family-film

 

‘ELEPHANTS’ REVIEW: ‘Water for Elephants’ a three-ring snore -- It’s tempting to call the romantic circus that’s “Water for Elephants” the greatest snore on Earth, but that would be discounting the superb work Christoph Waltz displays as the ringmaster from hell. Al Alexander/ Patriot Ledger (Mass.)
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment/x1146471176/Movie-review-Water-for-Elephants-a-three-ring-snore

 

‘SOLD’ REVIEW: 'POM Wonderful Presents the Greatest Story Ever Sold' sells out -- Morgan Spurlock sinks his teeth into product placement in "POM Wonderful Presents the Greatest Story Ever Sold." Spurlock has made his movie about product placement funded entirely by product placement. Bob Tremblay / MeroWest Daily News (Mass.)
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment/x215597379/Movie-review-POM-Wonderful-Presents-the-Greatest-Story-Ever-Sold-sells-out

 

TUNE-YARDS MUSIC REVIEW: Tune-Yards' sophomore record contends for year’s best - One listen to her stunning sophomore record, and it’s clear that Merrill Garbus was restrained and hampered by the bedroom-tape-recorder limitations of her 2009 debut under the Tune-Yards moniker. So many idle tinkerers and shy noodlers dump sketches and ideas on tape, happy to let the fuzz-and-tape-warp aesthetic sit in place of real experimentation or expression. By Ed McMenamin, Pekin, Ill.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1536000970/Music-review-Tune-Yards-sophomore-record-contends-for-year-s-best

 

SETZER MUSIC REVIEW: Brian Setzer, 'Setzer Goes Insru-MENTAL!' - On Brian Setzer's “Setzer Goes Instru-MENTAL!," the rockabilly guitar king indulges his inner Les Paul, not to mention a fair number of other influences he’s got rattling around in there, from Chet Atkins to Hank Garland to Django Reinhardt. The results are irresistable. By Peter Chianca, North Shore, Mass.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment/x528722654/Music-review-Brian-Setzer-Setzer-Goes-Insru-MENTAL

 

ALBUM REVIEWS: Recommended recent albums, tweet-length -- Who has time to read full album reviews? Here's a roundup of some of the best recent releases –– including David Wax Museum, Middle Brother, Robbie Roberston and The Strokes –– in a Twitter-friendly 140 characters or less. By Peter Chianca, North Shore Sunday (Mass.)
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment/x215600313/Peter-Chianca-Recommended-recent-albums-tweet-length

 

'GREASE' TOUR: 'Grease' national tour brings back the '50s -- When the national tour of “Grease” opens April 27, Fortuna will pull the audience into the 1950s. “Even though people have seen ‘Grease,’ there’s anticipation,” Fortuna said. “They want to see who is Sandy and Danny and Rizzo, and how they play those parts.” Jody Feinberg/ Patriot Ledger (Mass.)
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment/x528722886/Grease-national-tour-brings-back-the-50s

* Localization tip: If "Grease" is touring near your area, list dates, times and ticket prices.

 

More in entertainment at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment

 

 

OPINIONS

 

GRANLUND CARTOON: Air traffic control refresher course. By Dave Granlund, GHNS cartoonist.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions/cartoons/x1146471238/Granlund-cartoon-Air-traffic-control-refresher-course

 

 

BRITT CARTOON: Easter Bunny vs. Midwest spring storm season. By Chris Britt, Springfield, Ill.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions/cartoons/x215599596/Britt-cartoon-Easter-Bunny-vs-spring-storm-season

 

EDITORIAL: As thirst for oil grows, keep mistakes from BP's Gulf spill in mind - On Earth Day, a little more than a year since an oil rig accident unleashed a gusher spewing 206 million gallons of crude into the Gulf of Mexico over 85 days, our thoughts turn to how much we have learned from that experience - or haven't, as the case may be. By Peoria, Ill.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions/editorials/x1146470785/Editorial-As-thirst-for-oil-grows-keep-mistakes-from-BPs-Gulf-spill-in-mind

 

PHILIP MADDOCKS: Gang of Six members fall asleep during senator’s budget talk - A spokesman for the so-called Gang of Six — the bipartisan group of senators trying to agree on a government debt-reduction package — confirmed that five of its members “appeared to have fallen asleep” as its sixth, Sen. Richard J. Durbin, was giving a presentation on taxes and military spending. By Philip Maddocks, MetroWest, Mass.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x528722337/Philip-Maddocks-Gang-of-Six-members-fall-asleep-during-senator-s-budget-talk

 

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

 

 

BUSINESS

 

ERIC P. BLOOM: Watch and learn from other managers - Throughout your career, you should try to learn from the managers around you. Watch them closely and see what they do right and wrong. By doing so, you can learn from their successes and failures and then adjust your management style accordingly. This includes your bosses, your peers and, in time, the managers that report to you. By Eric P. Bloom, GHNS columnist.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1798434949/Eric-P-Bloom-Watch-and-learn-from-other-managers

 

BIZ BITS: Do you get sleepy on the job? - Weekly business rail, with spring tips from the BBB, tips on sleepiness and work, and more. By GHNS.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x396828015/Biz-Bits-Do-you-get-sleepy-on-the-job
* 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.

 

DAVE RAMSEY: Are unemployment benefits immoral? - Weekly financial Q&A, with advice on unemployment benefits and pet insurance. By Dave Ramsey, GHNS columnist.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x966813598/Dave-Ramsey-Are-unemployment-benefits-immoral

 

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

 

 

OUTDOORS

 

GEORGE LITTLE: A hunting we will go ... for mushrooms -- Morel season is upon us. The race is on to find the first, the biggest, the fattest or the most morels of the season. Before long, somebody will discover a patch so big that the mesh sack will split at the seams.  State Journal-Register (Ill.)
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1146471023/George-Little-A-hunting-we-will-go-for-mushrooms

 

OAK DUKE: So, you want to be a turkey hunter? -- Every once in a while, I'll run into an avid outdoorsman who has never tried his hand at calling in a spring gobbler. The conversation starts like this: "Hey Oak, I'd like to try my hand at calling in a spring gobbler. Maybe we can go out some time, and you can show me?" Daily Reporter (N.Y.)
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x128429484/Oak-Duke-So-you-want-to-be-a-turkey-hunter

 

More outdoors and sports at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/sports