GateHouse News Service National Budget
8/10/12
 
Contacts: Lisa Glowinski, (217) 816-3343, lglowinski@corp.gatehousemedia.com
Michael Toeset is out of the office.


At GHNewsroom:

STORY IDEA: Pet ownership on the decline
http://www.ghnewsroom.com/blog/story-ideas/x1489225404/Story-Idea-Pet-ownership-on-the-decline

REGIONAL PROJECTS: Oklahoma, Tennessee newsrooms tackle bullying in schools
http://www.ghnewsroom.com/top%20stories/x1568950599/Regional-projects-Oklahoma-Tennessee-newsrooms-tackle-bullying-in-schools

BEST OF THE DAY: Ask a question on Facebook posts
http://www.ghnewsroom.com/blogs/social-media/x1489225377/Best-of-the-Day-Ask-a-question-on-Facebook-posts-8-9-12


Niche

SEPTEMBER FAMILY: Gymnastics for fitness, cleaning tips for homes with pets and homemade frozen yogurt recipes
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x1489225025/September-Family-magazine-On-the-flip-side
-- Also in Saxotech under category GHNS for Aug. 6

BACK TO SCHOOL PHOTOS CALLOUT: http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/reader_callouts/x1882859484/Reader-callout-Back-to-school
-- Also in Saxotech under category GHNS for Undated

NASCAR PAGE: 5 things that could shake up the Race for the Chase
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x1489224265/Weekly-Nascar-page-Factor-of-5

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL TEMPLATES: Season preview, game preview and poster templates, in tab and broadsheet versions, in Quark and InDesign
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/sports/x109282444/High-school-football-templates

COUNTY FAIR PHOTOS CALLOUT: http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/reader_callouts/x1489222820/Reader-callout-County-Fair
-- Also in Saxotech under category GHNS for Undated

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PHOTOS CALLOUT: http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/reader_callouts/x1599840948/Reader-callout-High-school-football
-- Also in Saxotech under category GHNS for Undated
*NOTE: This will be August's syndicated callout, to be posted to your sites Monday


The Street

AUTO: 10 coolest cars for less than $18,000
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business/x181548203/10-Coolest-Cars-for-Less-Than-18-000

EMPLOYEE HEALTH: Give workers some fun walking off their fat
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business/x356062800/Give-Workers-Some-Fun-Walking-Off-Their-Fat

WALL STREET: 5 dumbest things on Wall Street this week
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business/x356062802/The-5-Dumbest-Things-on-Wall-Street-This-Week-Aug-10

INTEL: Investors ignore the good
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business/x181548195/The-Other-Intel-Investors-Ignore-the-Good

More from The Street at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business


Lifestyles

HEALTH WATCH: Weekly Health Watch with how to stock your first-aid kit, information on nicotine, a health tip and more. GHNS
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1489224794/Health-Watch-First-aid-kit

WRITE A LETTER: Nan DeMuesy: Letter writing is a vanishing art form -- Your next assignment: write a personal letter. It is a dying species, after all. Whether you grab a yellow legal pad or Tiffany’s finest vellum, do it quickly. Whether you choose a wooden pencil or a pen from your local bank, do it. Canton (Ohio) Repository
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ebyline/family/x521655344/Nan-DeMuesy-Letter-writing-is-a-vanishing-art-form

LOOKING UP: Let stars light the night -- The splendor of the night sky continues to unfold, interrupted only by clouds and light we send upwards, competing with star light coming down. The magnitude of our street lights, parking lot lamps, back yard lights and neon signs dazzle our eyes but they are nothing compared to the light output of just one star. Peter Becker/ The News Eagle (Pa.)
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1814087483/Looking-Up-Let-stars-light-the-night

SUZETTE STANDRING: Chick-fil-A is bad PR for Christianity -- The gay controversy surrounding Chick-fil-A is making me Sick-fila-A. It’s a tempest in a potpie that has grown to Biblical proportions. The subject of gay rights is not laughable, but using chicken nuggets to draw a line in the sand is. I cringe at the bad PR Christianity gets from all of this. Frankly, if one’s mission is to introduce folks to the Lord, this method stinks. GHNS
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ebyline/religion/x879853359/Suzette-Standring-Chick-fil-A-is-bad-PR-for-Christianity

TERRY MAROTTA: How people see you -- In her book “Drinking: A Love Story,” the late Caroline Knapp wrote that all her adult life she knew she seemed very “smooth and ordered” on the outside but, in fact, was “roiling and chaotic and desperately secretive underneath. Only not noticeably, never noticeably.” GHNS
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ebyline/family/x879853441/Terry-Marotta-How-people-see-you

More in health and family at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle


Entertainment

FICTION CONTEST: The Readers¹ Writers: Enter the 19th annual Calliope
Fiction Contest - Readers won¹t find me publicly promoting contests very
often. However, Calliope Magazine is a not-for-profit organization
designed to promote reading and writing, something I¹m passionate about,
and the very reason I write this column. Their annual short fiction
contest is open to anyone who has a story to tell. By DA Kentner,
Freeport, Ill.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1489223556/The-Readers-Writers-Enter-the-19th-annual-Calliope-Fiction-Contest

BOOK NOTES: 'The Man Who Quit Money' -- For more than 11 years, Daniel Suelo, now 50, has lived without money. “Life is good,” he says, though he did not always believe this to be so. He once made an attempt at suicide that seemed sure to work. When it didn’t, he embarked on a quest that culminated when he gave away his last $30 and finally found peace. By Rae Padilla Francoeur, Wicked Local
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1791379338/Book-Notes-The-Man-Who-Quit-Money

THE FARR SIDE: Some twists working, others not for 'Big Brother' -- ‘Look mom, no Hantz!” I said as "Big Brother" producers ousted Willie Hantz from the house and the game. It was the first truly exciting thing to happen in Season 14. By David T. Farr, Sturgis (Mich.) Journal
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1568952906/The-Farr-Side-Some-twists-working-others-not-for-Big-Brother

MOVIE REVIEW: 'The Campaign' perfectly modulated, devastatingly funny -- Politics and comedy make for a gay marriage in “The Campaign.” And you couldn’t ask for two more compatible partners than Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis. They hilariously traipse down both sides of the aisle en route to worshipping at the altar of scathing satire. Al Alexander/ The Patriot Ledger (Mass.)
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ebyline/entertainment/x739405019/Movie-review-The-Campaign-perfectly-modulated-devastatingly-funny

MOVIE REVIEW: 'Bourne' goes rogue - "The Bourne Legacy" is the perfect antidote to edge-of-your-seat thrills, as the franchise’s chief writer, Tony Gilroy, seizes the directing reins to escort us on a slumped-in-your-seat borefest that induces more yawns than a two-hour commencement speech. Al Alexander/ The Patriot Ledger (Mass.)
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ebyline/entertainment/x739405022/Movie-review-Bourne-goes-rogue

MOVIE REVIEW: 'Killer Joe' all about shock value - The only thing killer about “Killer Joe” is Matthew McConaughey, who summons one of the best performances of his checkered career in service of a trashy, despicable movie that fully earns its NC-17 rating. Al Alexander/ The Patriot Ledger (Mass.)
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ebyline/entertainment/x739405016/Movie-review-Killer-Joe-all-about-shock-value

More in movies and music at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment


Opinions

GRANLUND CARTOON: Scouts ban -- Dave Granlund on the Boy Scouts of America. GHNS
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions/cartoons/x879853296/Granlund-cartoon-Scout-ban

GRANLUND CARTOON: Ballot questions -- Dave Granlund on ballot questions and their wording. GHNS
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions/cartoons/x879853341/Granlund-cartoon-Ballot-questions

LICCAR CARTOON: Curiosity, tea party -- Joe Liccar on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover and the tea party. GHNS
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions/cartoons/x879853383/Liccar-cartoon-Curiosity-tea-party

PHILIP MADDOCKS: Harry Reid is joined by Tony Robbins in Romney tax return fight -- Self-help expert Tony Robbins joined the fight over the release of Mitt Romney’s tax returns, throwing his support behind Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in the battle and urging Mr. Romney to come clean — or to at least take part in an “Unleash the Tax Return Within” seminar Mr. Robbins has scheduled for later this month. Wicked Local (Mass.)
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/2012-elections/x1814087481/Philip-Maddocks-Harry-Reid-is-joined-by-Tony-Robbins-in-Romney-tax-return-fight

HEATHER HARRIS: Pros and cons -- Things got ugly the other day when I criticized the USA men’s basketball team for trouncing Nigeria, 156-73, at the London Olympics. By Heather Harris, Norton (Mass.) Mirror
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1629587577/Heather-Harris-Pros-and-cons

More columns and cartoons at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions


Business

ERIC P BLOOM: 5 steps to help newly hired employees succeed - When a new
person is hired into your group, your job as the manager has just begun.
Remember, if you made the decision to hire this person, his/her success
or failure at the company is an illustration of your decision-making
ability and your competency as a manager. That said, it¹s in your best
interest to help assure the success of your new employee. By Eric P.
Bloom, GHNS.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1489224117/Eric-P-Bloom-5-steps-to-help-newly-hired-employees-succeed

MAKING CENTS: Retirees ask, will I outlive my nest egg?  -- The most commonly asked question of folks nearing retirement is: "What is a safe?rate of withdrawal from my nest egg?" Gone are the days of living on the interest?while leaving the principal untouched. With low interest rates, conservative?investors are forced to either limit spending or cut into principal every month. John P. Napolitano/ The Patriot Ledger (Mass.)
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/x879853361/Making-Cents-Retirees-ask-will-I-outlive-my-nest-egg

More in tech and finance at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business


Sports

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Pre-season No. 1 LSU Tigers will welcome the bulls-eye -- Being named the pre-season No. 1 team in college football is not a distinction for the faint of heart. By Kyle Riviere, Gonzales, La., Weekly Citizen
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1629587574/Pre-season-No-1-LSU-Tigers-will-welcome-the-bulls-eye

JAIRUS BYRD: Bills' Byrd a 'safety' net for young DBs -- Despite entering only his fourth NFL?season, Jairus Byrd is one of the elder statesmen in the Buffalo Bills’ secondary. Only three current defensive backs on the Bills’ roster have more NFL experience than Byrd, as the team has eight rookies in camp vying for a spot in the secondary. By Paul Jannace, Wellsville (N.Y.) Daily Reporter
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x866123044/Bills-Byrd-a-safety-net-for-young-DBs

NASCAR: 'Spectacular' at The Glen, Ambrose seeks to round out his skills -- Given one more chance to grab the brass ring, Marcos Ambrose pounced and stole his first victory at the highest level of NASCAR, or arguably American auto racing, last year at Watkins Glen International. It was a major milestone for one of the most unlikely careers in the Sprint Cup Series. By Chris Gill, Corning (N.Y.) Leader
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x442234132/Chris-Gill-Spectacular-at-The-Glen-Ambrose-seeks-to-round-out-his-skills

CHRIS GILL: A new road racing threat? -- Brad Keselowski spent the final third of last year’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Watkins Glen International sandwiched between Kyle Busch and Marcos Ambrose in the podium positions. Not bad company to be in at a road course. By Chris Gill, Corning, N.Y.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x442234135/Chris-Gill-A-new-road-racing-threat

More in Olympics and NASCAR at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/sports