GateHouse News Service national budget 4.27.12

GateHouse News Service national budget 4.27.12


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NOTE: GateHouse News Service today will update the carousel item on the NFL draft Saturday after 7 p.m. CDT.





STORY IDEA: Engagements are getting longer


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KIDZBUZZ: American Bike Month.


FARM LIVING: Where the bison roam




NASCAR PAGE: Streaking and struggling drivers; Richmond preview


NFL DRAFT PREVIEW PAGE: With expert news and analysis from Pro Football Weekly

-- Look for a draft recap page on GHNS by 7 p.m. CDT Saturday




SUMMER BOOMERS: A summer salad recipe, safe travel tips, home advice from HGTV's Mike Holmes


MONTHLY ELECTION PAGE: Know your delegates



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SUZETTE MARTINEZ STANDRING: Hospice is perfect love - Recently I toured and cooked in Sicily with a group of 11 strangers. We touched 1,000-year-old olive trees, stirred sauces and kneaded pasta dough. From the ancient town of Erice, I watched the Mediterranean sparkle 3,000 feet below. We are exploring Sicily as much as each other’s lives, and Lorraine Schinelli of Scituate, Mass., is a hospice nurse. By Suzette Martinez Standring, The Patriot Ledger.


LOOKING UP: 'Kite flying' on a spring night - Coming up in the east on spring evenings is the constellation Bootes, the Herdsman. Its principal stars form what looks more like a kite than someone who herds animals. By Peter Becker, Hawley, Pa.


WOOD ON WORDS: Column literally about figures of speech - In the 1932 Marx Brothers comedy “Horse Feathers,” Professor Wagstaff (Groucho) advises Huxley College student Pinky (Harpo): “Young man, as you grow older, you’ll find that you can’t burn the candle at both ends.” By Barry Wood, Rockford, Ill.


HEALTH WATCH: Lifestyle changes -- Weekly Health Watch with easy lifestyle changes to stay healthy, stats on vehicle-related deaths, spinning class and more. GHNS


KITCHEN CALL: A change of taste brings Asian recipes -- Thinking it was time to shake up the palates, I put my love affair with all-American and Mediterranean flavors aside and searched farther afield. A can of salted peanuts languishing for a long time on a kitchen shelf provided the inspiration to look to Asian recipes. Linda Bassett/ Wicked Local North of Boston


DAVID ROBSON: Turn Mother Nature against her own pests -- Life would be so simple if pests didn’t exist. Personally, those problems keep us humble and allow nature to keep the upper hand. But we have pests, and our job is to minimize their impact. The State Journal-Register (Ill.)


LOSING WEIGHT: Dr. Laura Q. Rogers: Why exercise when losing weight? -- The key component to weight management is caloric balance. If you eat more calories than you burn, you will gain weight. If you eat fewer calories than you burn, you will lose weight. Exercise helps you burn more calories while you are trying to lose weight. Be Healthy Springfield (Ill.)


WEIGHT-LOSS PLAN: The race to lose weight is a marathon, not a sprint -- With shorts and swimsuit season right around the corner, some consumers might be looking for a quick and easy remedy for shedding extra pounds. Carol Sponagle/ Be Healthy Springfield (Ill.)


SAME-SEX VIOLENCE: Dale Brown: Domestic violence in same-sex relationships -- Another fact we acknowledge in trainings and literature, but families and society keep hidden in yet another closet, is the fact that, yes, domestic violence also occurs in same-sex relationships. Wicked Local (Mass.)


DAN SEABORN: Reading labels  -- You can tell a lot about people by observing their labels. No, I’m not talking about the Hilfiger and Nike labels on their shirts, shorts, or shoes; I’m referring to the ones on their cars that might tout some kind of accomplishment. Holland Sentinel (Mich.)


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AUTHOR INTERVIEW: The Readers’ Writers: Author Eve Marie Mont - Philadelphia’s Eve Marie Mont teaches high school English and creative writing. Though happily married, Eve has a timeless crush on Edward Rochester of “Jane Eyre” fame. By DA Kentner, Freeport, Ill.


READERS GUIDE: 'Elizabeth the Queen' - England's royal family has certainly had its share of scandal and public missteps, but through it all Queen Elizabeth II has remained solid and steadfast in her sense of duty to her country. Sally Bedell Smith gives us a refreshingly frank look at Elizabeth as daughter, wife, mother, and monarch in her new biography, "Elizabeth the Queen," now celebrating her diamond jubilee. Susie Stooksbury, Oak Ridge, Tenn.


MOVIE MAN: 'The Innkeepers' is just too slow to be scary - The best horror movies are delicate balancing acts. They combine a health dose of dreadful anticipation with just the right amount of out-and-out terror. By Will Pfeifer, Rockford, Ill.


FIVE-YEAR ENGAGEMENT REVIEW: Movie review: Watching 'The Five-Year Engagement' a lot like doing time - There are times when “The Five-Year Engagement” feels like a relic, particularly the belief that any use of the F word is instantaneously funny. By Al Alexander, The Patriot Ledger.


RAVEN REVIEW: Movie review: ‘Raven’ travels on the Poe side of town - “The Raven” is nothing to crow about, but it’s not a turkey either. Enough bird puns for you? OK, nevermore. By Bob Tremblay, MetroWest, Mass.


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PHILIP MADDOCKS: Congress to celebrate bipartisan accord on recent scandals with lavish, taxpayer-funded trip to Cartagena - Drawn together in its collective outrage at the irresponsible behavior of Secret Service agents and General Services Administration officials, Congress is planning to celebrate its newfound bon ami with an extravagant, taxpayer-funded trip to Cartagena in May. By Philip Maddocks, MetroWest, Mass.


JAMES JACKSON: Church and state both victims of each other - During an election year, special-interest groups create slogans and mock controversies to turn the heat up on these arguments in an effort to push people to favor one political party over the other. By doing this, the images and reputations of both church and state are tarnished and only serve to discourage any real dialogue and understanding by either side. By James Jackson, Sun-Times, Ark.


LLOYD GARVER: Bang, bang, you’re dressed - For those of you who are worried that the fashion industry is ignoring America's gun owners, stop worrying. According to a recent article in the New York Times, Woolrich, the long-established clothing company, is now making clothes that come with a place to hide handguns and other weapons. So the next time you're doing your holiday shopping, you might hear the customer in front of you saying, "I'd like to buy a pair of pants with cuffs, a low rise, and a gun holster waistband. And please wrap that as a Christmas gift." By Lloyd Garver, GHNS.


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ERIC P BLOOM: What marathon running taught me about being a manager - With last week’s Boston Marathon still fresh in the minds of runners and sports enthusiasts everywhere, I thought it would be a good week to compare the discipline and rigor of marathon running with the steadfastness and level of effort needed to be great manager. By Eric P. Bloom, GHNS.


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