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For 3/31/09 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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EASTER LINKS: Check out our package of Easter content. Check back often, as links will be added as new content comes in. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x67539488/Easter-2009-content
TRAINING VIDEO: Tips on getting better audio in your video reports.
LOCALIZATION TIP: Grocery shopping requires planning if you’re in frugal mode.
MORNING MINUTES: Note: we’ve added a little “today in history.” And we’ll still offer Word of the Day, Web Site of the Day and Number to Know. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/morning_minutes
FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Tip for grilling with wood chips Weekly food rail, with items on smoker boxes, an easy recipe for Lemon Dill Egg Salad, news about red meat, and more.
FOOD PAGE: Cheap treats.
FOOD VIDEO: Bugs, tripe and tongues – delicacies to some.
KATHRYN REM: First Garden sets a good example - For foodies, the best news to come out of the Obama administration so far has to be the decision to create an organic garden on the south lawn of the White House. The burgeoning local foods/organic/sustainable agriculture communities led the charge for replacing some of the neatly manicured lawn at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. with an American pie of a garden.
DEIRDRE REILLY: Not much on TV these days other than little dancing people. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment/x549586804/Deirdre-Reilly-Not-much-on-TV-these-days-other-than-little-dancing-people
MICHAEL SERODE: Fashion-forward for spring - We’re slowly but surely arriving at springtime. The snow has melted, and it’s getting warmer (well, a little, anyway). What are you wearing this season? What should a girl who loves to be fashion-forward, but who also loves to have some money in her bank account, wear?
SUDOKU: April puzzles (281-308) are now posted in the new Puzzles category. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/puzzles/x110664362/Sudoku-puzzles-281-308
EASTER PUZZLES: We’ve uploaded both a secular and a Christian word find. The secular one will run on our Kidz Buzz / NIE page. The other you can run wherever you have kids content.
Christian version: http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/puzzles/x1416196331/Christian-Easter-Word-Find
Secular version: http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/puzzles/x67539898/Easter-Word-Find
PRESETS: Fifteen minutes with Kim Moyes of The Presets
SOUND OFF: Eighties inspire Chairlift’s synth-pop sound
ALBUM REVIEW: 'Outside the Pyramid,' by Rocky Marsiano
BOOK ABOUT ‘BAD GIRLS’ IN HISTORY: For her first novel, Alisa M. Libby detailed the life of a countess who bathed in the blood of virgins to stay youthful. For her second novel, “The King’s Rose,” Libby looks at a “bad girl” of a different sort: Catherine Howard, the fifth wife of Henry VIII, who was beheaded for adultery. Enterprise, Boyle, with video and photos
LICCAR CARTOON: Obama's effect on the auto industry
O’MAHONEY: On GM's financial woes - Ledger http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x1579106808/OMahoney-cartoon-On-GMs-financial-woes
CHARITA GOSHAY: New cigarette prices will make you choke - but should we only be penalizing smokers for their vice? What about childhood obesity? http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions/columnists/charita_goshay/x549586603/Charita-Goshay-The-new-price-of-cigarettes-will-make-you-choke
GARY BROWN: Is there anything super about an electronic cigarette?
DANNY HENLEY: Red-carpet reactions
KENNETH KNEPPER: Science proves it: Men can’t see dirt
PHIL LUCIANO: Boys’ final trip comes to awful conclusion - You wonder about the little boys’ last trip, along a narrow, winding road in the middle of nowhere. And you wonder about their final moments, and if this unfamiliar, rural locale allowed the last sights set upon by their bright, young eyes. Sunday, a passer-by called police about a 1991 Dodge Dynasty resting on Taylor Road about a half-mile from Route 26. Any unfamiliar car would gain notice in this remote area. Duncan Connolly, 9, and brother, Jack, 7, were found inside the car. Michael Connolly,
40, was found 60 yards away. Police, who are investigating it as a double murder-suicide, have not said how they died or where the boys drew their last breaths.
EDITORIAL: Can we succeed in Afghanistan where others have stumbled? Over the centuries, the area now known as Afghanistan has been invaded by everybody from Alexander the Great to Genghis Khan to the Soviet Union, with limited long-term success or none at all. So absolutely, it's fair to question President Barack Obama's decision last week to send 4,000 more soldiers. An editorial from the Peoria Journal Star.
HOLOCAUST SURVIVER’S STORY: Holocaust survivor lives to teach what happened – Several years ago, while addressing a gathering of activists intent on preventing genocide in Sudan, Holocaust survivor Nesse Godin said she stood “shoulder to shoulder” with those trying to stop the killing of innocent men, women and children. Godin’s support for peace in that region has been unabated through the years, though, she admits, it comes from a unique perspective. By Steven Spearie of the State Journal-Register.
NEIGHBORHOOD IN SHOCK: News of tragedy unites a community - Belvoir Road could barely handle two-way traffic Monday, as curious onlookers drove around parked news vans lining the short, normally quiet street. But news of the tragic murder of two sisters by their brother has united the community in shock, grief and even in prayer for the family. Ledger, with photos
Business / Ag
MAKING CENTS: Grasping the basic kinds of financial risk
CHECKOUT LANE: Tracking down the correct running shoe
IT’S TAX TIME: We’ve started a package of links to news service content about tax time that we’ll add to as more stories flow in. Check it out, and check back as the links grow.
FIELDS TOO WET FOR FARMING: Rain, snow leave farm fields too wet to work in - Heavy rain and a weekend snow that melted in hours has left more than 80 percent of area soils too wet to work just as the spring planting season is about to begin, the U.S. Department of Agriculture reported Tuesday. SPRINGFIELD To localize: Are farm fields in your area still too wet to work in?
NASCAR PACKAGE: Bad fast and bad blood. Includes centerpiece, rail and page.
PHOTO GALLERY: Go fly a kite
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