GateHouse News Service National Budget
For 8/26/08 editions
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H.S. FOOTBALL: Ohio group launches FridayNightOhio.com.
OBAMA COVERAGE: Springfield newspaper blogs, offers videos, full speeches and more. http://ghnewsroom.com/news.php?newsid=1219634982
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.
LABOR DAY RAIL: History and facts about Labor Day and U.S. workers. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/homepage/x418533629/Labor-Day-rail
HEALTH WATCH: Vaccination fears fuel increase in measles cases - Weekly health rail, with items on a recent surge in measles cases, safety at the mall, and more.
HEALTH PAGE: Rockin’ workout.
HEALTH VIDEO: This week, ways to prevent lower back pain.
EQUINE THERAPY: Equine therapy offers physical, mental, emotional benefits
WAYNE WESTCOTT: What somatotype are you?
WRESTLING GENIUS: Women in wrestling - The inherent issue seems to be matches involving women actually wrestling seem not to draw as much money for promoters as matches involving women looking good and tearing their clothes off do. ALSO IN SPORTS
JAMES POST: It's OK, Microsoft; I already have a Wii
BRITT CARTOON: Obama-Biden rally
BRITT: Toon on John McCain’s houses. Will be posted this evening.
JEFF VRABEL: Last thoughts on the Olympics
KENT BUSH: Watch for voter apathy numbers to climb. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/midwest/kansas/x2045581760/Kent-Bush-Watch-for-voter-apathy-numbers-to-climb
CHARITA GOSHAY: What's in a word? Plenty
GARY BROWN: Watching Phelps brings back race memories of my own
ROY HARRIS: An unconventional convention
EDITORIAL: Privatized war comes with cost - Out of every $1 the United States spends in Iraq, 20 cents goes not to America's military but to a private contractor. So says a Congressional Budget Office report released this month. The CBO analysis reveals the striking extent to which the Bush administration has privatized the Iraq war. PEORIA
EDITORIAL: Now the going gets tough for Obama, Biden - You've heard it for months now, and if you were among the thousands who packed downtown Springfield on Saturday, you saw it firsthand: The Obama campaign has stirred interest among young voters like no other in recent memory. SPRINGFIELD
CHRISTY MIHOS: The Mitt I know: A warning for McCain and the GOP
FOOTBALL BRIEFS: Features items on Panthers WR Hackett not getting started in Carolina, NFL Whispers on the Steelers, Seahawks and Texans, as well as Fantasy Buzz on Matt Ryan, Matt Leinart and Kevin Curtis.
WRESTLING GENIUS: Women in wrestling - The inherent issue seems to be matches involving women actually wrestling seem not to draw as much money for promoters as matches involving women looking good and tearing their clothes off do. ALSO IN ENTERTAINMENT
KANSAS & KANSAS STATE: Coaches talk about getting ready for the football season. John Curtis, Augusta. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/sports/college/x1311851661/Mangino-Prince-talk-about-preparations-for-season-openers
PAYING WITH PENNIES: An Ohio municipal court official said a man could not use 5,000 pennies thrown into a box with packing peanuts to pay his fine. CANTON, Ohio
BIODIESEL’S ECOFRIENDLY: Biodiesel a tasty-smelling, Environmentally friendly fuel
BACK FROM BEIJING: Reporter shares his Olympic memories - On opening day of the Beijing Olympics, Chairman Mao Zedong gazed sternly from a large portrait looming above Tiananmen Square onto a China he would not recognize today. From the balcony where "The Great Helmsman" proclaimed on Oct. 1, 1949, the founding of the Peoples' Republic of China, there was no sign of the revolutionary zealotry that once fueled the creation of the communist superpower. MetroWest, Bergeron, on wire now
COSMETIC SURGERY: The new tools of the corporate trade - Your bosses and co-workers can claim diet and exercise all they want. The truth is, that healthy glow might be the result of cosmetic enhancement. And it might put them at a competitive advantage for the next promotion. Plastic surgery, once the dominion of Hollywood starlets, has found a home in the corporate boardroom. ROCKFORD
DIEBOLD: Diebold performing well despite grim economy
FOOD PRICE WOES: Family finds it hard to stomach rising food prices
MAKING CENTS: Many costs with home ownership
CHECKOUT LANE: Kennels and pet-sitters each have advantages (also in pets)
National Budget for 8.26.08
GateHouse News Service National Budget