GateHouse News Service National Budget
For 9/12/08 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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TIPS TO NAVIGATE THE REDESIGNED NEWS SERVICE: Before we launch our new-look news service (designed to get content to you more quickly), here’s some info to make finding your way around the news site easier.
http://ghnewsroom.com/blogs.php?bid=224

ABOVE AND BEYOND: Ohio sports editor recognized for special site
http://www.ghnewsroom.com/news.php?newsid=1221100059

Lifestyles (Friday is Religion and Travel)

MORNING MINUTES: Word of the Day, Web Site of the Day and Number to Know.  http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/morning_minutes

RELIGION NEWS: Weekly religion rail, leads with Dead Sea Scrolls going digital.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/religion/x1729993668/Religion-News-Dead-Sea-Scrolls-going-digital

TRAVELOGUE: Weekly travel rail, with the first part of Political Journeys, where a B.B. King museum just opened, travel tip about food poisoning and more. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/travel/x1193588234/Travelogue-Take-a-political-pilgrimage

TRAVEL PAGE: Experience the light show of Niagara Falls.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/travel/x1193589316/Weekly-Lifestyle-Travel-Page-Experience-the-light-show-of-Niagara-Falls

TRAVEL VIDEO: Car rental pricing and booking policies.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/x348020832/Travel-Videos-This-week-car-rental-pricing-and-booking-policies

FAMILY TIME: Weekly family rail, with a review of “The Longshots,” easy meals for your family as the kids get back into the school groove and more. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/family/x1420955409/Family-Time-Longshots-is-good-family-fun

COLLEGE MATTERS: Applying early isn't always better - At this point in the college process, it is not uncommon for seniors to announce proudly that they have decided to apply Early Decision or Early Action. While for some this choice reflects the fruits of thorough, thoughtful and careful research and can be a very sound decision, the early application isn't always the best application. MetroWest, guest column, on wire now
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x1193589801/College-Matters-Applying-early-isnt-always-better

MOVIE REVIEW: 'Burn After Reading' emits little heat - How do you follow up a film that wins four Academy Awards, including best picture, best director and best screenplay? A film that bowled over critics and bewildered audiences? You can make another masterpiece. You can revert back to films of varying quality or you can make a stink bomb. MetroWest, Tremblay, on wire now
With photo
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment/x348020952/Movie-review-Burn-After-Reading-emits-little-heat
 
Opinions

O’MAHONEY CARTOON: Sept. 11 anniversary.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x1056110323

BRITT: Toon on 9/11. Will be posted this evening.

O'MAHONEY CARTOON – McCain and Able
Patriot Ledger, 7 p.m.

DEB GAUTHIER: Seven years after 9/11 - Sept. 11 is a date indelibly inscribed onto the minds of those of us who watched that horrible day and the days that followed unfold seven years ago. MetroWest, on wire now
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x1056110178/Gauthier-Seven-years-after-9-11

LLOYD GARVER: It's getting harder and harder to find literature in bookstores. The reason? Books about how to be happy fill up the shelves. Ironically, this makes some of us quite unhappy. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/columnists/x2090105141/Lloyd-Garver-The-secret-to-happiness

EDITORIAL: America won‚t change until Americans do. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions/editorials/x589079549/Editorial-America-won-t-change-until-Americans-do

EDITORIAL: Iguodala a guy kids can look up to - It’s an article of faith that many American children look up to professional athletes as role models. They see a baseball player hit a home run, a football player score a touchdown or a basketball player dunk and they want to be like them. An editorial from the State Journal-Register.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/midwest/illinois/x1213461684

EDITORIAL: Another 9-11, another chance to unify - for a day - 9-11, seven years later. In some ways it seems more distant than that, some of the sting removed. In others it's as fresh as if it had all happened yesterday, those awful images and that date forever seared into our collective memories. We even remember the ideal autumn weather that morning, skies as crisp and as blue as they get, before they went dark. An editorial from the Peoria Journal Star.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions/editorials/x332630026

Sports

NASCAR CONTENT: Jimmie Johnson’s hot again, 3 Questions with David Ragan, NASCAR rail and NASCAR page.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/sports/pro/x997995235/NASCAR-content-09-09-08

FOOTBALL PAGE: No Tomfoolery
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/sports/pro/football/x1757259436/PFW-National-Page-week-2

FOOTBALL BRIEFS: PFW news on Lions, Colts, Packers, Bills, Bengals, Eagles and more. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/sports/pro/football/fantasy_football/x2090105190/Football-briefs-Lions-set-to-make-lineup-changes

MIKE NADEL: CHICAGO - Vince Young's mommy is defending him from booing fans, Rex Grossman became passer non grata in Chicago, Kyle Orton has had a roller-coaster career, and even Tom Brady is having a rough time. I guess being a rich, famous NFL quarterback isn't all glamour all the time. Will be posted this evening.

News

GRANITE AND RADON: Granite dealers knock down radon reports – Reports of granite countertops emitting radon and hazardous radiation have swept the Internet since a New York Times article in July, but state health officials and local granite dealers say the low levels released by the stone pose no serious threat. PEORIA
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business/x55301265