National Budget 9.25.08
National Budget 9.25.08
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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GOOD IDEA: Tell census figures in short, alternative format
TOM SUDORE: News Service launches 2008 election site
DOWNLOADING IMAGES: Check out info on downloading images, the missing search function and more.
MORNING MINUTES: Word of the Day, Web Site of the Day and Number to Know. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/morning_minutes
RELIGION NEWS: Weekly religion rail, with items on the miracle of Saint Gennaro, the end of Ramadan and more. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/religion/x1291581721/Religion-News-Thousands-gather-to-witness-miracle-in-Italy
FAMILY PAGE: A meal that matters. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/homepage/x1738027280/Weekly-Family-page-A-meal-that-matters
FAMILY TIME: Weekly family rail, with tips on flu vaccinations, a review of “Igor” and more. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/family/x702836922/Family-Time-Did-your-child-get-a-flu-vaccination-yet
TRAVEL VIDEO: This week, exploring the small island of Nevis. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x154124435/Travel-Videos-This-week-exploring-the-small-island-of-Nevis
TRAVELOGUE: Weekly travel rail, with a political journey to Phoenix, how you get in to Disney World (et al) for free next year, understanding passports and more. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x121727848/Travelogue-Check-out-McCain-s-hometown-of-Phoenix
VERTIGO: Along with the wrinkles and aches that accompany the aging process, some seniors also begin to feel unsteady on their feet or dizzy when they move their heads a certain way. It’s vertigo. By the Canton Repository. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/health/x810461390/Vertigo-a-true-horror-but-help-is-available
FARR SIDE: Fey, Smothers take fun, serious pokes at politics. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment/x680272656/The-Farr-Side-Fey-Smothers-take-fun-serious-pokes-at-politics
ALBUM REVIEWS: Check out the latest reviews from the Sussex Countian in our Music section: http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment/music
JULIANNE MOORE: All it took for Julianne Moore to say yes to taking a part in the film “Blindness,” based on Nobel Prize-winning author Jose Saramago’s 1995 novel, was a call from her agent telling her that Oscar-nominated director Fernando Meirelles was offering her his next movie. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment/x1464869523/Julianne-Moore-revels-chance-to-work-with-Meirelles-in-Blindness
NEW DVDS: A look at what’s coming out Tuesday. By Nick Rogers. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment/dvds_cds/x746995797/New-on-DVD-Sept-30
NOW PLAYING: A look at movies opening this week. By Al Alexander. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment/x810461001/Sneak-preview-Movies-opening-this-week
BRITT: Toon on President Bush and the economy.
KENT BUSH: The need for a candidates’ debate is above debate. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x680273275/Kent-Bush-Need-for-candidates-debate-is-above-debate
CHARITA GOSHAY: As someone born in the middle of the baby boom, I feel qualified to declare the following: There’s something wrong with us. From politics, to religion, to finance, boomers seem to break every toy, sully everything we touch. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions/columnists/charita_goshay/x810461437/Charita-Goshay-Blame-the-economy-on-boomers
EDITORIAL: North Korea's about-face is alarming -- The North Koreans are at it again, kicking international inspectors out of a nuclear reprocessing plant and saying they plan to start making weapons-grade plutonium again soon. Peoria Journal Star. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions/editorials/x1872405061
LLOYD GARVER: My limited research tells me that everyone who owns an iPhone, a BlackBerry or any other "smart phone" loves their phone. How can you love a phone? To me, it's like loving a paper clip. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1338088279/Lloyd-Garver-Just-give-me-a-dumb-phone
BETSY ABERNATHY: Looking at colleges in the Northeast when you live in the South turns out to be a kind of expensive proposition, so I approached the planning of the trip determined to save as much money as possible. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/family/x418864336/Betsy-Abernathy-The-perils-of-economizing
FRANK MULLIGAN: A friend once observed that at some point in seemingly every episode of “The Twilight Zone” one of the characters will remark, “That’s odd.” http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x1338087768/Frank-Mulligan-Your-next-stop-the-Twilight-Zone
COLLEGE FOOTBALL NATION: Early season rankings full of surprises. By Eric Avidon. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/sports/college/x680273102/College-Football-Nation-Early-season-rankings-full-of-surprises
FOOTBALL BRIEFS: PFW news on Texans, Jets, Dolphins, Seahawks, Bills, Bears and more. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/sports/pro/football/fantasy_football/x247289307/Football-briefs-Texans-Mario-to-keep-jumping-around
PFW PAGE: Run, Ronnie, Run!
NASCAR CONTENT: Includes links to NASCAR page, NASCAR rail, centerpiece on Busch and 3 Questions with Jeff Gordon.
ECONOMY IN CRISIS: Check out GateHouse content related to the economy here: http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/homepage/x867451030/Economy-in-crisis-coverage
ZOGBY ON THE ELECTION: He correctly picked the winner of the 1996, 2000 and 2004 presidential elections, but pollster John Zogby says this year, we’re on our own -- either candidate could win. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/x1070362961/Pollster-Zogby-Election-is-anyone-s-to-win
WOOF N WORSHIP: Church-goers are often encouraged to bring a friend to Sunday services, but a church in Massachusetts invites them to bring “man’s best friend” to a weekly service. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x247288798/-Woof-n-Worship-service-welcomes-dogs-and-their-families-into-church
DEAD WHALE: Decomposing whale carcass in Massachusetts fascinates visitors and gives fundraising event a boost. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x247288399/Decomposing-whale-carcass-fascinates-visitors-and-gives-fundraising-event-a-boost
MULTISTATE PROSTITUTION: 16 women and one man indicted Wednesday by a federal grand jury in Peoria, Ill., on charges they participated in operating a multistate prostitution network. State Journal-Register. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/midwest/illinois/x1824789247