National Budget for 8.29.07
GateHouse News Service National Budget
For 8.29.07 editions
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FALLEN SOLDIER WEB SITE -- Scott Warner wants to make certain the sacrifice his teenage son made for his country is never forgotten. The Marine was killed last November, and now there’s a web site dedicated to making sure the memory of him never fades. CANTON / In / News
ART: screen grab of web site
NAKED MAN DISRUPTS BOAT RACE – A day at the races at Lake of the Ozarks, Mo., left the crowd less than amused. LAKE SUN, Mo. / in / news
ART: pic, but not of the naked guy
ATTACK OVER BEER – A guy drove his car twice into a home in Leavenworth, Kan., after the people inside refused to give him a beer. LEAVENWORTH / in / news
PORN, DRINKING, HARASSMENT – An email of a topless blond sent to employees of a Colorado power substation might explain the departure of the general manager who apparently sent the email. Other allegations plague the power co-op, including drinking on the job and harassment. TELLURIDE DAILY PLANET / In / news
TEXT MESSAGE ALERTS ON CAMPUS - UMass Dartmouth has responded shootings at Virginia Tech University by hiring new officers, expanding crime prevention programs and adopting a text-messaging alert system. Herald News, Welker, 18 inches, on wire now
ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS TARGETED - A police officer has been accused of stealing from Brazilian men he arrested in traffic stops. Patriot Ledger, Hanson, 15 inches, on wire now
NOTRE DAME SEASON PREVIEW – A look ahead at Notre Dame, main story and glance. CRONIN / Coming tonight
CORWIN BROWN FEATURE – Coming tonight.
NADEL COLUMN –From Cubs vs. Brewers tonight. NADEL / Coming about 10:30.
PATRIOTS: RIGHT TACKLE - It's becoming clear that Kaczur, now in his third year, will likely start an opener for the first time in his three-year career. MetroWest Daily News, Breer, 22 inches, on wire now
JAMES POSEY AIMS FOR TITLE RUN WITH CELTICS - With the heavy hitters in place in the starting lineup, Danny Ainge's next task was to bring in complementary veterans willing to play supporting roles to Paul Pierce, Garnett and Allen. Daily News Tribune, Souza, 18 inches, on wire now
ANNE PALUMBO COLUMN – On Internet spam: For so long, I have felt misunderstood by my faux Internet friends. You see, they have filled my e-mail inbox with messages that don’t even relate to me. I kid you not.They have asked me to “enlarge” things that are not even part of my anatomy. MESSENGER POST / In / Lifestyles
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HOLMES COLUMN - A devastating documentary shows what turned the Iraq intervention from a victory to a bloody quagmire: The first president with an MBA runs a White House where every fundamental management principle was violated. MetroWest Daily News, 6 p.m.
EDITORIAL: FAREWELL ALBERTO - Bush says Gonzales’ ‘good name was being dragged through the mud for political reasons.’ Right, Bush’s. At least we can breathe a sigh of relief he never got to the Supreme Court. Patriot Ledger, 6 p.m.
BRITT CARTOON: Toon on Michael Vick's dogfighting-related legal troubles. CHRIS BRITT SPRINGFIELD /posted/ Illinois Opinions
BRITT CARTOON: Toon on the resignation of AG Alberto Gonzalez. CHRIS BRITT/ SPRINGFIELD/ posted/ Illinois Opinions
GRANLUND CARTOON – Fred Thompson ready to run. METROWEST / in / cartoons
Lifestyles (Wednesday is food)
RESTAURANT PRICES: Good to localize: First dairy prices shot up. Then meat and seafood followed suit. Now higher grain costs are causing the cost of bread to rise.??It all adds up to steeper prices on the menu, and small independent restaurants are feeling the pinch. They're weighing whether to eat the costs or try to pass them along to diners.
KAREN KOLP COLUMN – On nutritious school lunches. Is anybody out there nervous about how well your kids eat at school? I was when my oldest, Max – noted for his hatred of sandwiches - started first grade. I worried especially because his mood is closely tied to how hungry or thirsty he is; without a good lunch, afternoons can be meltdown city. In / Lifestyles
Art: pic of Max with his lunchbox
CHEESY RECIPES – Nutritionist offers a couple of tasty recipes. SPRINGFIELD / In / Food
CRITICS CUPBOARD – Snapple Black Tea, two spatulas down. CANTON / in / Beverages
DORM DÉCOR: For shared spaces roughly the size of Mariah Carey's shoe closet, it's ironic that college students spend massive amounts of money on decor and gadgets for their dorm rooms. And retailers like BJ's Wholesale Club, Target and T.J. Maxx devote sizeable product budgets, advertising space and Web site links to the art of equipping the dorm room. This year, the list of products has expanded to encompass not-so-traditional items. PATRIOT LEDGER / In / Home and Garden
ART: pic of decorated dorm