GateHouse News Service National Budget
For 8/23-25/08 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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Notes:
 
LEADERSHIP SERIES: Applications being accepted for October training program. This session will focus on new media and implementing a local project, based on training editors receive at the session.
http://www.ghnewsroom.com/news.php?newsid=1219240273
 
Q&A: Get to know Taunton Gazette Editor Dino Ciliberti in this interview on ghnewsroom.com
http://ghnewsroom.com/news.php?newsid=1219408350
 
PRO FOOTBALL WEEKLY VIDEO: The GateHouse News Division is helping Pro Football Weekly redesign their magazine. Check out a video on the homepage of GHnewsroom with details about the upcoming redesign.
http://ghnewsroom.com/index.php
 
OBAMA IN SPRINGFIELD: Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama will appear Saturday afternoon in Springfield. This could be a first appearance for Obama and his running mate. The State Journal-Register will cover, including photos and video. Stories will be posted to GateHouse News Service as they become available.
 
Lifestyles

LOOKING UP: One of the smallest constellations has a lot to say for itself. Lyra the Lyre, which is positioned nearly overhead on late August evenings (as seen from mid-northern latitudes), boasts a brilliant diamond, a fiery red ruby and a doughnut. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/columnists/x1835799985/Looking-Up-A-diamond-and-a-doughnut
 
LABOR DAY RAIL: History and facts about Labor Day and U.S. workers. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/homepage/x418533629/Labor-Day-rail

PET ZEN: Homeopathic treatments could help heal cats and dogs. By Kristin D'Agostino, CNC. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/family/x81486280/Pet-Zen-Homeopathic-treatments-could-help-heal-cats-and-dogs
 
FAMILY TIME: Weekly family rail, with tips on how to keep your pet healthy, a look at „Fly Me to the Moon‰ and more. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/family/x1806344361/Family-Time-How-to-keep-your-pet-healthy

Entertainment
 
CHRIS HOUREN: Explaining gaming
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment/video_games/x81485737/Chris-Houren-Explaining-gaming

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘SIXTY-SIX’ - It’s no secret that you can get your kicks on Route 66, but I’ll bet few realize you also can get them in “Sixty Six,” the quirky British coming-of-age comedy set against the backdrop of England winning its most recent World Cup soccer title. LEDGER
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment/movies/x81485601/Make-seeing-Sixty-Six-a-goal#

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘FROZEN RIVER’ - Condescending filmmakers like Courtney Hunt paint the destitute as noble and heroic, even when they’re breaking the law. Ledger, Alexander, on wire now
With photo
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x144224134/Director-s-patronizing-attitude-clouds-Frozen-River
 
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘HAMLET 2’ - You’ll be hard-pressed to find a funnier, smarter film all year, and you don’t even need to be familiar with Shakespeare to enjoy it. Ledger, Alexander, on wire now
With photo
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x499360532/Funny-and-smart-Hamlet-2-a-tough-act-to-follow
 
Opinions
 
DUNN CARTOON: On NATO's response to Russia invading Georgia. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions/cartoons/x144224830/Dunn-Georgia-invasion
 
WOOD ON WORDS: Roots of "start" have abrupt beginnings. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions/columnists/barry_wood/x1311849810/Wood-on-Words-Roots-of-start-have-abrupt-beginnings

GARY BROWN: Home would be safer if you didn’t live there
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/home_and_garden/x499360475/Gary-Brown-Home-would-be-safer-if-you-didnt-live-there

CHARITA GOSHAY: Proof that we don’t make up this stuff
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions/columnists/charita_goshay/x590307791/Charita-Goshay-Proof-that-we-dont-make-up-this-stuff
 
PHIL MADDOCKS: Sharpton hopes to be interviewed by Obama and McCain - A day after senators John McCain and Barack Obama were interviewed by the Rev. Rick Warren, the author of the best-selling book "The Purpose Driven Life," the Rev. Al Sharpton, the author of "Al On America," said he hoped "to take the conversation to a different level" by becoming the first person to be interviewed on the same stage by the two presidential candidates. CNC, on wire now
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x144224471/Maddocks-Sharpton-hopes-to-be-interviewed-by-Obama-and-McCain
 
RICK HOLMES: Neocon McCain - John McCain carried more Iraq baggage into the presidential campaign than any other candidate. This unpopular war has McCain's fingerprints all over it, and he realized going in that as Iraq went, so went his presidential hopes. MetroWest, on wire now
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x2090470149/Holmes-Neocon-McCain
 
JEFF ADAIR: It's policy, not wealth, that matters - Ask me how many homes I have and the answer won't be, "I think ... I'll have my staff get to you." I have one house. It's a small one. And get this, it only has one fireplace. MetroWest, on wire now
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x2090470152/Adair-Its-policy-not-wealth-that-matters
 
EDITORIAL: China failing to break its bad habits - When Beijing was awarded the 2008 Olympics seven years ago, reaction broke along two lines. One said placing China in the world spotlight was a way to entice China toward greater democracy, that the prospect of world scrutiny would persuade China away from its authoritarian tendencies. The other saw a Beijing Olympics as a repeat of the 1936 Berlin Olympics: a grand spectacle to mask a brutal government that had no intention of changing its ways. For all the glory and pageantry of the Beijing games, this week saw an incident that provided evidence to support the latter theory. SPRINGFIELD
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions/editorials/x144224827
 
EDITORIAL: People with tattoos get bad ink - Tattoos are no longer the badge of rebellion they once were. Where once it was for people born to be wild, now people who were born to be mild have subjected their body canvas to the coloring needle. The Patriot Ledger, on wire now
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x2090469516/Editorial-People-with-tattoos-get-bad-ink
 
Sports
 
FOOTBALL BRIEFS: Features items on Giants receivers, NFL whispers on Bears, Browns and Ravens, and Fantasy Buzz on Visanthe Shiancoe and Jeff Garcia.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/sports/pro/football/fantasy_football/x499361289/Football-briefs-Giants-try-to-solve-receiver-puzzle
 
BIG TEN CAPSULES: A look at the Big Ten teams. By John Supinie.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/sports/big_10/x144224190/College-Football-2008-Big-Ten-capsules
 
AROUND BASEBALL: Weekly MLB column, done by CANTON.
 
AROUND NFL: Weekly column, done by CANTON.
 
AROUND NBA: Weekly column, done by CANTON.
 
MATT TROWBRIDGE: Sunday Quick Shots column on Bears QBs, White Sox and Twins, Sabathia vs. Harden and more. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/sports/x499361235/Matt-Trowbridge-Bears-need-Orton-to-make-plays-with-his-feet 
 
News
 
THIS WEEK IN WEIRD: Cupcake proposal, aldermen stealing office supplies and more. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/x590308223/This-Week-in-Weird
 
TWINS SURVIVE FALL: 2-year-old twins survive fall from Ohio fire escape. CANTON, Ohio
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/x590307855/2-year-old-twins-survive-fall-from-Ohio-fire-escape
 
DOGS PREPARE FOR DEPLOYMENT: Soldiers, canine partners work toward certification. The teams in training this week were performing duties including explosive detection, drug detection and apprehension. LEESVILLE, Mo.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/x560275528/Soldiers-canine-partners-work-toward-certification

GLOBAL WARMING: Meteorologists weigh in on global warming. EXAMINER
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/environment/x144224142/Meteorologists-weigh-in-on-global-warming

CARBON FOOTPRINT: Test your carbon footprint. EXAMINER
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/environment/x1311849300/Test-your-carbon-footprint
 
PREGNANCY PACT SCHOOL: Moving ahead at Gloucester High School - Gloucester High School is preparing for the new school year that starts Sept. 3 with a new interim principal and assistant principal appointed and ready to go.
CNC, Silverstein, on wire now
With photo
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x633542902/Moving-ahead-at-Gloucester-High-School
 
Business

BIZ BITS: Weekly business rail, leads with “Sims” is back.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business/x996441142/Biz-Bits-Sims-is-back

PRICE PINCH FOOD BANKS: (Good to localize by finding info about your local area) Food banks, soup kitchens pinched by high prices, demand. ARDMORE, Okla.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business/x560275582/Food-banks-soup-kitchens-pinched-by-high-prices-demand

DOMINO’S BRANCH GETS SMART CAR: (Localize by seeing if any of your pizza delivery places are turning to smart cars). FALL RIVER, Mass.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business/x560275479/Video-Dominos-branch-gets-smart