GateHouse News Service National Budget
For 3/24/09 editions
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LOCALIZATION TIP: ‘Recession gardens’ growing in response to economic downturn.
MORNING MINUTES: Note: we’ve added a little “today in history.” And we’ll still offer Word of the Day, Web Site of the Day and Number to Know. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/morning_minutes
FOOD FOR THOUGHT: How to cook soft-boiled eggs - Weekly food rail, with tips on perfectly poached eggs, an easy recipe for
Beef and Green Chili Quesadillas, the latest from The Beer Nut, and more.
FOOD PAGE: Groceries from the back yard
FOOD VIDEO: Black bean and chicken casserole
DR. MURRAY FEINGOLD: Turn off the TV and read to your child - Today's parents have become very interested in finding innovative ways to help stimulate their babies and young children to become smarter and more cultured. MetroWest
JOHN CENA PROFILE: John Cena wrestles his way onto the big screen: Before John Cena was a WWE superstar, the West Newbury, Mass., native headed west with a résumé that included eight years of high school and college football. He found work at a Gold’s Gym, where someone took note of his look – a blond Mohawk, a square jaw and bright blue eyes – and suggested that he get into professional wrestling. CNC, Symkus, with photos
WILL PFEIFER: AMC's 'Breaking Bad' cooks up hope
PAINTING WITH LIGHT: Artist breaks barriers by painting with light - The world of art is changing. There's digital. And then there's Polage. Austine Wood Comarow's paintings in polarized light, a medium in which she has been working for more than four decades, go on view Saturday in a retrospective exhibit at Lakeview Museum. PEORIA
ALBUM REVIEW: 'Born Like This,' by MF Doom
ALBUM REVIEW: 'All in a Day's Work,' by Saigon & Statik Selectah
BRITT CARTOON: On drug violence in Mexico. Will be posted this evening.
O'MAHONEY CARTOON: On Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling's retirement. Ledger http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x110662761/OMahoney-cartoon-On-Red-Sox-pitcher-Curt-Schillings-retirement
LICCAR CARTOON: Obama's vetting process
PETER CHIANCA: At 40, the eyes (don’t) have it They say when you turn 40 everything starts to go. I figured this was a myth until I turned 40 and woke up to find I had made a Kafkaesque transformation into Ernest Borgnine. CNC, with art
JULIA SPITZ: A wealth of money conflicts - Call Dr. Phil. Our twisted relationship with money needs an intervention. Oh, we've always been conflicted about wealth. We love to hate those who have more than we do. But we think our lives would be a lot better if we were Donald Trump. MetroWest
GARY BROWN: Calendar full of days and weeks for everyone in April
EDITORIAL: Signs of hope as Iraq war enters the final stretch - Six years in and clearly winding down, the Iraq war continues to present challenges for the United States. The difference today is that those challenges center less around winning the peace than they do around maintaining and guaranteeing it so that American troops can come home without fear of having to return. An editorial from the Peoria Journal Star.
ZOMBIE MARCH ON EASTER SUNDAY: Every year hoards of the undead in Somerville and Cambridge and hiss and moan their way through public streets in a fun march. The problem is that Zombie Outbreak 2009 has been scheduled to coincide with the day Christians celebrate Jesus’ resurrection and his ascension to heaven. Somerville Journal, with photos
Business / Ag
IT’S TAX TIME: We’ve started a package of links to news service content about tax time that we’ll add to as more stories flow in. Check it out, and check back as the links grow.
GOOD TO LOCALIZE: Gift shop owners get by in the slow economy - Gift shop owners on the South Shore are pinching pennies as much as they can because of the slow economy. But, they say, they have one concession: people won’t stop buying gifts. Ledger, with photos
MAKING CENTS: Retirees still have time to make changes to financial - The lousy economy and shaky investment markets have everyone concerned - but few people are more concerned than the retired or those about to retire. There are a few ways that I'd like to share to build an income base that may be a bit more tolerable of market fluctuation. Ledger
CHECKOUT LANE: A safe can protect valuables from fire, thieves - As the stock market plummets, you may be inclined to stuff your money under your mattress. A mattress may not be such a good idea, but a safe can protect your valuables from burglars and fire.
Ledger, Onufrak, with photohttp://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x110659577/Checkout-Lane-A-safe-can-protect-valuables-from-fire-thieves
NASCAR PACKAGE: Includes page, stories, photos: Does experience on short tracks help at Martinsville? Not always.
MIKE FINE: Farewell, Curt Schilling
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