GateHouse News Service National Budget
For 6/10/09 editions
 
Here are the top national stories coming today from GateHouse News Service. Stories are available at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/. Please submit stories below no later than 6 pm local time, unless you have breaking news that is changing significantly.
 
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Michael Toeset, (630) 348-3356, (630) 835-8870, mtoeset@gatehousemedia.com
 
Notes:
 
GATEHOUSE PLUS: The GateHouse Plus site is gone, and the Niche division is not able to retrieve any content from it. The site has not been updated for more than a year. New Niche content is available on GateHouse News Service/Niche. Check out Niche content here: http://pages.gatehousenewsservice.com/
 
LAST NIE PAGE :  Our KidzBuzz page is going on hiatus for the summer. The last page has been posted today, and pages will resume Aug. 17.
 
News service localization tip: Giving away your birthday.
http://ghnewsroom.com/article/news-service-localization-tip-giving-away-your-birthday
 
Lifestyles

MORNING MINUTES: This includes a little “today in history,” as well as Word of the Day, Web Site of the Day and Number to Know.  http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/morning_minutes
 
HOME HELP: Weekly home and garden rail, with items on upgrading your home on a budget, how to decorate your rental space, and more.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/home_and_garden/x124620687/
 
HOME PAGE: Build a backyard hideaway
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x124622057/Weekly-home-page-Build-a-backyard-hideaway
 
FAMILY TIME: Weekly family rail, with tips for new moms, a review of “Land of the Lost,” an easy strawberry recipe and more.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/family/x1176008368/
 
LOST IN SUBURBIA: When your child needs a tooth pulled, it's a real adventure.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/family/x2085744892/
 
TRAVELOGUE: Weekly travel rail, with ATV trail tips, a look at the World’s Largest Chest of Drawers, guide to a duct tape festival and more.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x726833490/
NOTE: Because of low usage, Travelogue will not be published anymore. This will be the last file.

GETAWAY: Chianciano Terme: 'Secret jewel in Tuscany offers thermal springs and charm - Tuscany serves up savory wines, breathtaking vistas, world-class art and mouthwatering cuisine. But what visitors also should not miss is a visit to one of the area's spa towns.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x124623395/Getaway-Chianciano-Terme-Secret-jewel-in-Tuscany-offers-thermal-springs-and-charm

TIP JARS: The new counter culture - Once a mainstay of bars and crowded clubs, the tip jar has spread to restaurants, coffeehouses and ice cream parlors. If there’s a counter, there’s probably a glass jar stuffed with bills on top of it — and it’s driving some customers nuts. Includes etiquette, too. SPRINGFIELD
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/midwest/illinois/x2085756287 
 
YOUR CHILD’S HEALTH: Don't consult Dr. Google in an emergency - To Google or not To Google, that is the question many people ponder when medical issues emerge. What if those medical issues are more urgent, though, or a true emergency? Would Google be able to guide you appropriately? MetroWest, on wire now
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x1176011412/Your-Childs-Health-Dont-consult-Dr-Google-in-an-emergency
 
HEALTHY EATING: Believing toxin hype may be bad for health - “Toxin” is a catch-all term used to market supplements claiming to heal or improve health, but specific information is lacking. Supplement makers claim the detox supplement flushes out the liver or kidneys, but that’s not how the body operates. Ledger
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/health/x1176011430/Healthy-Eating-Believing-toxin-hype-may-be-bad-for-health
 
Entertainment
 
SUDOKU: Puzzles for June (numbers 337-371) are posted: http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/puzzles/x342396407/Sudoku-puzzles-337-371-June-puzzles
 
Opinions
 
CONROY CARTOON: On the foreclosed American dream.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions/cartoons/x702335531/
 
KENT BUSH: Allowing a monument that merely has an association with a religion does not constitute an establishment of religion.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1176011340/
 
EDITORIAL: Signs of success from the bank bailout - Taxpayers tired of seeing round after round of bailouts ought to be rejoicing - cautiously, of course - at the news that 10 of the country's biggest banks are in line to pay their share of that cash back to the U.S. Treasury as soon as this week. An editorial from the Peoria Journal Star.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions/editorials/x124623848

EDITORIAL: A few reminders for summer - School is out and the summertime livin’ is easy. The sunshine, the warm temperatures, and many kids looking for things to do. Right in step with the change of seasons, we need to recognize new dangers on our roadways and the need for safe care for our traveling companions: Kids and pets. An editorial from the Freeport Journal-Standard.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions/editorials/x702335656
 
News
 
MOSQUITO SEASON COMING SOON: Buzzing, biting, pesky skeeters - Mosquito experts say the intensity of this season, running until about mid-September, looks to be in line with the past few years. But the wet spring, which facilitates larvae growth, could mean it is going to be a bit worse. Ledger, with photo
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x1393575296/Coming-soon-Buzzing-biting-pesky-skeeters
 
TORNADO SEASON: Are you prepared for tornado season? Here are some tips.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x342391463/
 
Business / Ag
 
DAVE RAMSEY: Weekly financial Q&A, with advice on student loans and playing the lottery.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business/x2085753857/

ANTIQUE BIZ TAKES ON NEW ROLE: Not only just a place to browse on weekends, antique shops now serve to administer repairs, appraisals and everything in between. The unstable market has forced antique dealers to redefine the classic antique business, making it, at times, a secondhand stop-shop. Enterprise, with video and photos
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business/x986605679/Video-Antique-businesses-taking-on-a-new-role
 
CHECKOUT LANE: Choosing a surfboard
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business/x124617321/

MAKING CENTS: Whole life insurance sometimes a better deal
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business/x702328825/
 
Sports
 
NASCAR PAGE: Detroit’s hard crash
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/homepage/x124619857/NASCAR-page-Detroits-hard-crash
 
KIRK WESSLER: Former closer Smith has no time for napping anymore - Lee Arthur Smith is a laid-back sort of guy. Back in the day, in fact, he had a reputation for napping in the clubhouse through the early innings of ball games before heading out to the bullpen. "Ah, that was overrated," Smith says. "When I was with the Cardinals, you couldn't afford to nap. Tom Pagnozzi (a teammate) used to set fire to your shoelaces if you did."
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/midwest/illinois/sports/x313682941
 
INDYCAR RACE: Saturday night in Texas, Marco Andretti was ticked off at his teammate Danica Patrick for racing him too hard at the end of the Bombardier 500. Tuesday afternoon at Watkins Glen International, they were working together trying to figure out how to dethrone the Chip Ganassi and Roger Penske teams when the IndyCar Series returns for the July 3-5 Camping World Grand Prix.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/new_york/news/x862905056/