GateHouse News Service National Budget
For 1/19/10 editions

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NASCAR PREVIEW SECTION: Find our NASCAR 2010 Preview Section on GateHouse News Service, along with a flier and promo ad.
http://ghnewsroom.com/article/nascar-preview-2010-gatehouse-news-service

Peoria Journal Star sportswriter Dave Reynolds named Illinois Sportswriter of the Year
http://ghnewsroom.com/article/peoria-journal-star-sportswriter-dave-reynolds-named-illinois-sportswriter-year

Reader callout: Seek Boy Scouts memories and photos
http://ghnewsroom.com/article/reader-callout-seek-boy-scouts-memories-and-photos

HAITI ON THE NEWS SERVICE: Check out our package of links to cartoons, columns, editorials and stories. We’ll continue to add to the package as we get content from you.
http://ghnewsroom.com/article/haiti-package-available-gatehouse-news-service

HAITI COVERAGE: The effects of the earthquake in Haiti are being felt all over the world. Here’s a link to a collection of stories, columns and more from GateHouse newspapers with connections to the tragedy. If you have content that will work on a national level, submit it through Zope or e-mail national@gatehousemedia.com.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/special_reports/x1409375779/Haiti-earthquake-content

Niche 2010 schedule: Check out the Niche products planned for next year.
http://www.ghnewsroom.com/article/gatehouse-2010-niche-schedule

Lifestyles

MORNING MINUTES: Includes Word of the Day, Web Site of the Day, Number to Know, This Day in History, Today’s Featured Birthday and Daily Quote.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/morning_minutes

FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Weekly food rail, leads with a book on soups and includes an easy recipe for spicy popcorn, a tip on how to shred chicken and more.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/homepage/x1301082991/Food-for-Thought-Sip-some-soups

FOOD PAGE: Chowder – a cold-weather classic.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/homepage/x1063250734/Weekly-food-page-Cold-weather-classic

REAL HOT CHOCOLATE: Step aside, powdered cocoa: It’s time for real hot chocolate - When the temperature dips and the snow falls, nothing warms the body quite like a cup of hot cocoa topped with marshmallows. But after a while, packaged cocoa mixes get boring. Who needs a watery drink made from a chalky-tasting powder when there is real chocolate out there, just waiting to be consumed? Step aside, Swiss Miss: It’s time for the real thing. By Lainie Steelman of the McDonough County Voice.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/food/beverages/x532584978/Step-aside-powdered-cocoa-Its-time-for-real-hot-chocolate

SHOESTRING LIVING: The cost of looking good - As you know, “treat and repair” is expensive. Maybe it makes sense to splurge on some of these products and maybe it doesn’t. With some expert help, I’ve determined some of the best ways to spend, and save, your cosmetics dollars. By Molly Logan Anderson.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business/x201788856/Shoestring-Living-The-cost-of-looking-good

PETER COSTA: On staying connected -- What a winged wonder a bird is. It chirps at its mates and flutters into trees, part of a feathery, real-life social network. It is difficult to worry about jobs and money when you are sitting on a bench listening to the telegraphy between bird senders and receivers.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/columnists/x745465980/Peter-Costa-On-staying-connected

DARIN ST. GEORGE: Just a couple of rules to live by -- With the proliferation of gadgets and gizmos, experts and "biggest losers" out there, you'd have to be watching a black and white television with rabbit ears or using a Coleco computer not to know that fitness is a way of life and you had better find a way to join in.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/health/x745466145/Darin-St-George-Just-a-couple-of-rules-to-live-by

DR. MURRAY FEINGOLD: Judging people by their physical appearance -- It has been said that you can't judge a book by its cover. But can people judge you by your outward physical appearance? A study was recently done to try to answer this question.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/health/x201790920/Dr-Murray-Feingold-Judging-people-by-their-physical-appearance

FLEXIBLE FITNESS: Impingement syndrome causes shoulder pain – Impingement syndrome is one of the most common causes of pain in the adult shoulder.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/health/x745466183/Flexible-Fitness-Impingement-syndrome-causes-shoulder-pain

KENNETH KNEPPER: Maybe monkeys have figured it out for humans – According to a study from the University of Rennes in France, scientists found monkeys pay more attention to older members of their group rather than to younger members. Scientists now believe listening to your elders may have a biological basis ‹ probably like knowing when to use the bathroom or why men have to handle all television remotes.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/family/x1672017111/Kenneth-Knepper-Maybe-monkeys-have-figured-it-out-for-humans

DANNY HENLEY: Facing a new time-management challenger -- As proficient as I believe I am with my time at work, probably just the opposite is true at home. If I¹m not on the computer tweaking photographs I have taken, I eventually wind up perched in front of possibly the greatest black hole in regard to personal time created in the 20th Century - the television. Now with the Internet in the house, I¹ll have another place in which to waste my time.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/columnists/x1689213035/Danny-Henley-Facing-a-new-time-management-challenger

GARY BROWN: A call from the unknown ... in the wee hours of the morning – I got a call on my cell phone in the wee part of the morning today at a time when nothing good ever happens. I didn¹t recognize the number. And there was no message. I've heard horror stories, so I turned to the Internet to find my caller.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x532584788/Gary-Brown-A-call-from-the-unknown-in-the-wee-hours-of-the-morning

Entertainment

SUDOKU JANUARY: Puzzles for January (554-581) are available for download. Previous puzzles are linked to in this file, or visit our Puzzles category.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/puzzles/x1792921242/Sudoku-puzzles-554-581-January-puzzles

MOVIE PROFILE: Real-life couple play the Darwins in 'Creation' – Paul Bettany and Jennifer Connelly, who costar as botanist Charles Darwin and his wife, Emma, in “Creation,” have been married since 2000. When they’re seen during happy moments in the film, they practically light up the screen. When things are going wrong between them, a different kind of sparks fly.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment/x745463986/Real-life-couple-play-the-Darwins-in-Creation

THE ART IS IN THE DETAILS: Artist creates drawings dot by tiny dot – Erin Hammill selects a pen and leans over a drafting table in her family’s Manitou Beach home. On the piece of art paper placed on the table, a picture of a pair of elephants is taking shape. She uses the pen to create a series of dots within the penciled-out sketch of the two animals. The technique, called stippling, uses dots to create the desired effects within the design.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment/arts/x201789248/The-art-is-in-the-details-Artist-creates-drawings-dot-by-tiny-dot#

DENNIS VOLKERT: Name that sequel -- The critical buzz is that the 2010 movie schedule is overrun by sequels. I’m OK with it. Society must prepare for the day when no more new ideas exist. That day is coming sooner than we think, judging by how many sequels are in production.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment/x1301082407/Dennis-Volkert-Name-that-sequel

MICHAEL TORTORICH: 'Avatar' is in a world of its own -- Legendary director James Cameron¹s ³Avatar² has raised the bar when it comes to movies.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment/x1301084441/Michael-Tortorich-Avatar-is-in-a-world-of-its-own

Opinions

O'MAHONEY CARTOON: On getting our election info from the media.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x532584716/OMahoney-cartoon-On-getting-our-election-info-from-the-media

GRANLUND CARTOON: President Obama’s first year.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions/cartoons/x532585793/Granlund-cartoon-President-Obamas-first-year

LICCAR CARTOON: Airline baggage fees
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions/cartoons/x532585880/Liccar-cartoon-Airline-baggage-fees

PETER CHIANCA: Have you hugged a detainee today? - As you know, President Obama’s first year in office has been considered a tremendous success, especially for the people who make “Don’t Blame Me, I Voted for Hillary” bumper stickers. So I’m sure his plan to close the Guantanamo Bay detention center will go perfectly fine.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x532586078/Peter-Chianca-Have-you-hugged-a-detainee-today

CURT SMITH: A friend prematurely says Mother Goose could beat Obama in 2012. Alas, Mother Goose is unavailable. Who might defeat our most radical president? The default front-runner, whom President Obama has made look good ‹ is Massachusetts-by-way-of-Michigan’s Mitt Romney.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/new_york/opinions/x201789655/Curt-Smith-Mitt-Romney-is-gaining-by-standing-still

FRANK MULLIGAN: Many are called, but few are chosen - The voice comes over the phone. “Hello, this is Bill Clinton …” That’s right. It was former President Bill Clinton on the other end of the line.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x745465898/Frank-Mulligan-Many-are-called-but-few-are-chosen

KENT BUSH: Tragedy brings out the best and worst in people -- Perspective is important. Some people become so involved in partisanship that right and wrong take a back seat to an us-against-them mentality. That issue comes to the forefront when tragedy strikes.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1301084268/Kent-Bush-Tragedy-brings-out-the-best-and-worst-in-people

MICHAEL WINSHIP: Global cooling? Tell it to the jellyfish -- Although in a Jan. 14 speech to the Energy Finance Forum, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said, “Taking on the clean-energy challenge may be the most important policy we will ever pass. And we cannot afford to wait any longer to act,” the cap-and-trade climate bill that narrowly passed the House of
Representatives back in June malingers in the purgatory of the Senate.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1820922924/Michael-Winship-Global-cooling-Tell-it-to-the-jellyfish

EDITORIAL: Put this court drama on TV - For those who appreciate important trials dealing with fundamental principles, it doesn't get much better than the drama unfolding in federal court in San Francisco. The principle in question is whether a citizen's "pursuit of happiness," reflected in the desire to marry the person he or she loves, can be denied by government on the sole grounds that the citizen shares the same gender as the intended spouse. By MetroWest.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions/editorials/x1672017030/Editorial-Put-this-court-drama-on-TV

EDITORIAL: It's not too late to vaccinate for flu -- While many are breathing a sigh of relief that we are in the midst of somewhat of a downturn in the H1N1 flu pandemic, it is important to remember that these viruses are notoriously unpredictable.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions/editorials/x1689212930/Editorial-It-s-not-too-late-to-vaccinate-for-flu

News

HAITIAN ADOPTION: Couple worries for adopted Haitian twins - ROCHESTER – For two long years, Mike and Sandy Hurtubise have worked to adopt a set of 5-year-old twins from Haiti. All they needed was one last passport stamp and a couple of visas, Sandy said Monday. But last week’s devastating earthquake derailed those plans, and now the Hurtubises fear for their children’s safety. Both children survived the disaster, but the orphanage was destroyed. The 135 orphans have little shelter or access to food and clean water. By Amanda Reavy of the State Journal-Register.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x201791132/Couple-worries-for-adopted-Haitian-twins

RECESSION & YOUNG ADULTS: Young adults’ political, fiscal views change as result of recession - ROCKFORD – The effects of the Great Recession will be felt for many years in the country’s economy, but even longer-lasting effects will be left in the psyches of the young adults who are living through it. A new research paper shows those in their impressionable years, from ages 18 to 25, have their political and economic views permanently altered by living through a recession. By Sean F. Driscoll of the Rockford Register Star.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business/x1301082648/Young-adults-political-fiscal-views-change-as-result-of-recession

Business / Ag

PAUL A. EISENSTEIN: Land Rover LR4 doesn't skimp on power – The sport-utility vehicle is dead. Or so the headlines would have you believe. But while traditional truck-like SUVs have certainly been losing ground to car-based crossovers, they’re far from gone. There are still plenty of folks who want the space, ruggedness, off-road capabilities and towing capacity of a vehicle like the all-new 2010 Land Rover LR4.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business/x532585758/Paul-A-Eisenstein-Land-Rover-LR4-doesn-t-skimp-on-power

BIZ BITS: Weekly business rail, with items on the economy and college, BBB top 10 ideas for 2010 and more.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x532572983/Biz-Bits-Economy-to-spur-college-enrollments-in-2010

AUTO BITS: Resolve to cut automotive costs in the new year.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business/x532581942/Auto-Bits-Resolve-to-cut-automotive-costs-in-the-new-year

DAIRY FARMER: Young dairy farmer bucks economic trend - Love isn’t rational, and Andrew Samuelson knows it. The 35-year-old bachelor offers no rationalizations for the 70 females in his life. But things begin to make more sense when you realize each member of Samuelson’s harem has four legs. “I can’t explain it,” the Ashford dairy farmer says. “I love cows. When I was young I told my parents that I actually wanted to be a cow.” By James Mosher.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/agriculture/x201789299/Young-dairy-farmer-bucks-economic-trend

MAKING CENTS: List of goals is first step to success - To start a new year of financial resolutions, let's make it real simple. Make a specific list of the financial things that you want to get together. Maybe you want to add more to your 401(k), pay down debt or start a college fund. Simply creating a list of what you'd like to accomplish is an important first step. And to give this list some life, try adding a few other columns. By John P. Napolitano.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business/x1672014491/Making-Cents-List-of-goals-is-first-step-to-success

CHECKOUT LANE: Choosing the right gym - Fran Robbins, manager of Bayshore Athletic Club in Braintree, Mass., says consumers should check what is included in the membership, such as personal training sessions or child care, so they can get the most for their money. By Lana Lagomarsini.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business/x1689210368/Checkout-Lane-Choosing-the-right-gym
- Localize it: Talk to gyms in your area and get info, quotes, etc.

FINE PRINT: Before giving for Haiti, make sure the charity is legit. By The Patriot Ledger.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x1409378792/Fine-Print-Before-giving-for-Haiti-make-sure-the-charity-is-legit

ON COMPUTERS: Music on Web goes far beyond radio -- New sites feature personalized ways to find and enjoy music.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business/x745464262/On-computers-Music-on-Web-goes-far-beyond-radio

DESK JOBS: Need a career? Desk jobs not bad - ROCKFORD – The folks at Careercast.com have released their annual survey of the best and worst jobs to have. Shockingly, sitting at a desk crunching numbers came up a lot rosier than risking death working on an oil rig. The survey looks at several factors — including salary, potential for growth, job stress and physical demands — and ranked 200 jobs. By Sean F. Driscoll of the Rockford Register Star.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business/x532586123/Need-a-career-Desk-jobs-not-bad

DAIRY FARMER: Young dairy farmer bucks economic trend - Love isn’t rational, and Andrew Samuelson knows it. The 35-year-old bachelor offers no rationalizations for the 70 females in his life. But things begin to make more sense when you realize each member of Samuelson’s harem has four legs. “I can’t explain it,” the Ashford dairy farmer says. “I love cows. When I was young I told my parents that I actually wanted to be a cow.” By James Mosher.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/agriculture/x201789299/Young-dairy-farmer-bucks-economic-trend

Sports

NASCAR PREVIEW SECTION: Will Jimmie Johnson win an unprecedented fifth consecutive championship? Will Danica Patrick be more than a marketing blip for NASCAR? Find these are more stories in our NASCAR Preview 2010.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x1689212017/NASCAR-2010-Preview-magazine-Can-Jimmie-take-5

NASCAR PAGE: The weekly page will return just before the season starts next year.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/homepage/x1792908441/NASCAR-page-Take-it-from-the-top