GateHouse News Service National Budget
For 5/28/08 editions
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** IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Another in our Money Squeeze series.
WHAT DIFFERS: How does this economic downturn compare to recessions of the past? It may not be the Great Depression, but whether it pinches like the early 1990s, punches like the double-digit inflation of the early 1980s or leaves us begging for gas like the 1970s remains to be seen, economists say.
TO LOCALIZE: Get folks in your town to compare what they’re feeling now to past downturns.
BLOW UP YOUR OPINION PAGE: Check out the overhaul at one GateHouse paper on ghnewsroom.com.
FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Weekly food rail, leads with salad history.
FOOD PAGE: Don’t make a steak mistake.
FOOD VIDEO: This week, how to make low-cal raspberry peach chicken.
FIDDLEHEADS: Fiddleheads are as tasty as they are cute. WITH RECIPES / PATRIOT LEDGER
HEALTH WATCH: Where should child seats be positioned in your car?
WII FIT: Wii Fit gets gamers off couch, into action. PATRIOT LEDGER
PICKUP LINES: Pickup lines may miss their mark, but they can be good for a laugh. SPRINGFIELD
GEARING UP FOR ‘SEX IN THE CITY’: Women ready Cosmos for 'Sex in the City' release - Get out your Manolos and grab your BFF as those ‘Sex and the City’ fashionistas return. Ledger, Barbuto, on wire now
SEINFELD STILL BRINGS IN THE LAUGHS: The hit ‘90s sitcom continues to be among the most watched syndicated shows on TV. Fans and experts explain why. Ledger, Sutton, on wire now With photo
ELIZABETH DAVIES: 'Elizabeth' is back. ROCKFORD
TERRY MAROTTA: Say hello to a stranger -- you might learn something, make a friend. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions/columnists/terry_marotta/x1902447095/Terry-Marotta-Say-hello-you-might-learn-something
GARY BROWN: Father's Day may not be the best time to get creative.
CHARITA GOSHAY: Behind every name, a story of bravery and heartbreak. CANTON
JEFF ADAIR: Breaking racial and gender stereotypes. METROWEST
DAN HALL: 'No petting' rule won't save endangered elephants.
KENT BUSH: Logic apparently isn't part of the Clinton campaign. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions/columnists/kent_bush/x1829910708/Kent-Bush-Logic-not-a-part-of-Clinton-campaign
Editorial: Politics over principle again. There’s an old saying that “politics stops at the water’s edge.” It has been honored by many an American president, of both parties. SPRINGFIELD
Editorial: Congress doesn't have courage to change farm policy. It's not often these days that we find ourselves agreeing with George W. Bush. But the president was dead-on Wednesday when he attempted to kill a bloated piece of legislation called the Food and Energy Security Act, better known as the farm bill. PEORIA
NASCAR PAGE, STORIES AND PICS: Centerpiece on Martin Truex Jr., 3 Questions with Joey Logano, plus our NASCAR rail.
WHERE’S YOUR FLAG FROM? Ohio considers banning those made abroad. (To localize, find out if your state has such a ban. Get readers to weigh in.) CANTON
HEART TRANSPLANT AND TASTE OF BEER: Heart recipient who came to enjoy beer like her donor marks anniversary - Shortly after a receiving a new heart and lungs on May 29, 1988, Claire Sylvia began to experience a new self-confidence, great surges of physical energy and cravings for things she had never liked before, including beer. Ledger, Garfincle, on wire now
CHECKOUT LANE: Tips on booking summer trips. PATRIOT LEDGER
MAKING CENTS: Retiring takes some hard word. Weekly column by John Napolitano, PATRIOT LEDGER
VIDEO: There's smoke and fire in booming cigar business - 2007 sales of large cigars defined as weighing more than 3 pounds per 1,000 cigars were the highest since the mid-1970s. MetroWest, McDonald, on wire now
With video and photos
CEO COMPENSATION LEVELS OFF - The median pay for CEOs at large companies with annual revenues ranging from $7.4 billion to $40 billion was $9.4 million, nearly identical to the previous year. Ledger, Adams, on wire now
BIZ GOES GREEN: Company blossoms by adopting green practices
The back parking lot at Specialty Screw Corp. used to flood every time it rained hard, leaving the rear shipping dock under a few feet of water. ROCKFORD
VENDING MACHINES GO BEYOND CHIPS: The vending industry has come a long way since the days when you cranked a handle to get a six-and-a-half ounce bottle of Coca Cola for a nickel. By Steve Tarter of the Peoria Journal Star.
National Budget for 5.28.08
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