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For 5/28/09 editions
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GATEHOUSE PLUS: The GateHouse Plus site will disappear next week, and the Niche division will not be 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. http://www.ghnewsroom.com/article/gatehouse-plus-site-be-terminated
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NIE PAGE: Our KidzBuzz page is going on hiatus for the summer. The last page will come out June 8, and pages will resume Aug. 17.
LOCALIZATION TIP: Where are immediate care clinics going in your town?
VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Gas station held up at gunpoint.
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
RELIGION NEWS: Dalai Lama offers $100,000 to save religion department - Weekly religion rail, with items on the Tibetan Buddhist leader, offensive travelers in Greece, and more.
FAMILY TIME: Weekly rail, leads with summertime protection for mom and baby, inside and out. Includes a summertime sixpack of DVDs to keep your little ones amused, a book review, a simple recipe for lemonade with a twist, and more.
TRAVEL RAIL: Weekly rail, leads with saving money on your summer vacation by driving.
GETAWAY: Nashville for families - What's the hidden bonus of a family tour of Nashville? Being able to connect with your kids, especially those hard-to-please 'tweens and teens through music. To the generation that downloads tunes instead of spins LPs, Nashville offers a historical perspective even if country isn't your kids' favorite musical genre.
BEER NUT: Watermelon is the seed to success - The 21st Amendment puts two of its beers on Massachusetts store shelves.
MetroWest, with photo
MAN SALE: Where to buy man stuff? A man sale, of course - WINNEBAGO – Are you a man? Do you judge something’s value by how much horsepower it has? Do your tools take up more room in your garage than your car? If so, then Brian Glenn of Winnebago thinks he has a sale for you. Glenn and friends have organized a garage sale this week aimed at selling the types of equipment that are a must-have for men. By Kevin Haas of the Rockford Register Star.
KITCHEN CALISTHENICS: Kitchen calisthenics offer easy exercise option - ROCKFORD – Kelly Engaldo has become a certified personal trainer using the EZ Swimmer to teach warm-water exercise classes but noticed that many of her clients needed something more. Her answer was a program she calls kitchen calisthenics. By Mike DeDoncker of the Rockford Register Star.
A CLOWN: What’s it like to be a clown? PEORIA – Tom Dougherty never thought he’d end up in clown school. In fact, the Brooklyn native was pursing a career in political science when a friend who ran a children’s theater company asked him for help in painting sets. When an actor became ill, Dougherty auditioned for a role and was offered an acting contract, which started his theater career. After putting together a presentation on Shakespeare’s clowns, he heard about clown college and figured, why not? By Danielle Hatch of the Peoria Journal Star.
5 THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND: From the film “Up” to No Tobacco Day, here are some things to do (and not do) this weekend.
UP: Director Pete Docter knows the prescription for good movies, and it's on full display in Pixar's new film, "Up." By Ed Symkus. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment/x702306188/Pete-Docter-knows-the-prescription-for-good-movies-and-its-on-full-display-in-Up
SUDOKU: Puzzles for June (numbers 337-371) are posted: http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/puzzles/x342396407/Sudoku-puzzles-337-371-June-puzzles
SUDOKU: May puzzles (309-336) are now posted: http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/puzzles/x360589249/Sudoku-puzzles-309-336-May-puzzles
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SUMMER MOVIE PREVIEW: Hollywood’s blockbuster season kicks off with
big-budget action. History has shown us that when the economy is down, movie receipts are up – way up. And Hollywood is fully prepared to take advantage with a summer line-up that offers a little something for everyone. LEDGER/ Alexander
MEDIA BIAS FILM: Media bias film analyzes coverage of 2008 presidential election
MOVIE REVIEW: “Up” rises to the occasion. Tremblay, MetroWest
THE FARR SIDE: Idol contestants hold their own with the stars.
BRITT CARTOON: On Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor. Will be posted by 6 p.m.
O’MAHONEY CARTOON: On California courts upholding a ban on gay marriage. Ledger http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x313662391/OMahoney-cartoon-On-California-courts-upholding-a-ban-on-gay-marriage
KENT BUSH: Sotomayor headed for easy confirmation?
PAM ADAMS: New grads face challenges and choices aplenty - To you, dear graduate: Every now and then on a radio station you probably don't listen to, I hear a snippet of a poem by Illinois' late poet laureate, Gwendolyn Brooks. "Whenever I see a president or a vice president," the line goes, "I know someone got there early and swept real good." No one has to remind you that someone got there early to set up the stage and line up the chairs and they would have done it even if the president weren't coming, because graduation is your day.
EDITORIAL: Sotomayor deserves a fair, detailed hearing - Now that President Obama has named Sonia Sotomayor his nominee for the Supreme Court, the shouting match can begin in earnest. As always, we'd prefer that the confirmation process for the high court be a nuanced process full of reasoned debate rather than bumper sticker slogans and name-calling. Alas, this is the real world, so merited or not, expect some noise. An editorial from the Peoria Journal Star.
BURRIS INTERVIEW: Burris says he's anxious to clear his name - SPRINGFIELD – In a one-on-one interview with the State Journal-Register's Bernard Schoenburg, U.S. Sen. Roland Burris said Wednesday that he’s anxious to be interviewed by Sangamon County State’s Attorney John Schmidt’s office, but no timetable has been arranged. The senator also touched on a host of other issues in the 20-minute interview. By Bernard Schoenburg of the State Journal-Register.
SUV BECOMES ELECTRIC CAR: Take-charge kind of guy converts SUV to electric car - Unable to purchase an electric car because the manufacturer wasn’t taking orders, Tom Reid of Weymouth decides to convert an SUV from gasoline to electric power. Ledger, with photos
SAVING A FAWN: Man stares down coyote to save fawn - When Doug DelPrete first saw the baby deer, its head was in the mouth of a coyote. “I just kind of looked at him,” DelPrete said. “I wasn’t quite sure what was going to happen.”
Enterprise, with video and photos
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
TORNADO SEASON: Are you prepared for tornado season? Here are some tips.
Business / Ag
DAVE RAMSEY: How to deal with family’s financial criticism.
BIZ BITS: Weekly business rail, with tips for graduates, how to pick America’s best farmers market and more.
MAKING CENTS: Only immortals don't need insurance or a will - We've all heard the horror stories of friends or family dying without taking care of some of the financial or legal details. Still, this area of personal finance causes the same procrastination tendencies as going to the dentist or starting a diet. Ledger
CHECKOUT LANE: Unfolding some myths about futons - When you hear the word “futon,” you may think of the shaky metal contraptions used by college students. But futons can be appropriate for places other than a dorm room. Ledger, Onufrak, with photo
NASCAR PAGE: Mid-season review: Best & Worst.