GateHouse News Service National Budget
For 3/1-3/08 editions
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GOOD NEWS: Next week’s NASCAR page will move by midday Tuesday. Check the sports section of the news service.
LEAP DAY CONTENT: A variety of Leap content from GateHouse newspapers is linked to from this story (new links will be added as content comes in). Includes video with advice from professional ballet dancers on leaping. And a column on why Leap Day should be a national holiday.
- Cartoon on the U.S.'s record inmate population.
- Cartoon on being sick of snow.
BRITT: Toon on Bush, Obama and the war. Moving this afternoon.
KEVIN FRISCH: They still hold those sexist Miss America pageants? Canandaigua
EDITORIAL: Civil rights leader Carr's message must live on
EDITORIAL: U.S. PRISON RECORD - The U.S. sets a new record, with more than 1 out of every 100 residents behind bars. MetroWest, 6 p.m.
KENT BUSH: Campaign elements beyond tedium to terrible. Augusta, Kan.
JERRY MOORE: Ghosts of the Sunshine State continue to haunt us. Chicago Suburban
BENJAMIN WACHS: Violence poses uncomfortable choices Public space is no longer “safe” space, and from big cities to rural towns coast to coast, elected officials are asking the same question: What do we do now? Canandaigua
CHINA OLYMPICS: Group raising awareness of human rights violations ahead of China Olympics. MetroWest
AROUND NFL: Weekly column, by Doerschuk / Canton
AROUND BASEBALL: Weekly column by Call / Canton
AROUND NBA: Weekly column by Beaven / Canton
THIS WEEK IN WEIRD
POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: This week's notebook features items on Obama's middle name, the latest poll results in Ohio and Texas, relatives who stab each other over politics, where the candidates stand on the environment and more.
BOBBY CUTTS: What's next for Bobby Cutts Jr., the Ohio cop convicted of ? Canton
PUBLIC PRAYER: New York town sued over public-meeting prayer. Greece, NY
SMART CAR: Driving drunk? Your car might know. Utica
UNPATRIOTIC? Firefighters union calls Stoughton 'the most unpatriotic town in America' - Firefighters say Stoughton is being cheap and unpatriotic and is stiffing a fire captain serving with the Air National Guard in Iraq. But selectmen say the firefighters and their union are being greedy and are distorting the facts to make the town look bad. Ledger, 12 inches, on wire
BIZ BITS: This week in the business rail: tax tips for military members, skyrocketing as prices, how to use quick keys and more.
IRS MYTH-BUSTER: IRS busts myths about economic stimulus payments.
TIP OF THE WEEK: Choose your tax preparer carefully. Almost a third of complaints against tax preparation companies allege the preparer made an error or mistake in the tax return, often requiring the consumer to pay fines or added fees, according to a Better Business Bureau analysis. Canton
MOVIE REVIEW: 'Definitely, Maybe' is the complete package
MOVIE REVIEW: 'Diary of the Dead' is a horror masterpiece