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For 12/23/08 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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SPECIFICS ON INAUGURATION PLANS: Find answers to your questions about the inauguration special section plans and more on ghnewsroom.com.
IT’S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS:
Check here for a package of links to holiday content on the news service. There’s already plenty to pick from, and we’ll be adding more as your content comes in.
BEST OF 2008: Check out our package of year-end best-of content. Recently added content includes best political moments of the year, best movies of the year and best under-reported news stories of 2008. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x415884208/GateHouse-presents-Best-of-2008
GATEHOUSE LAWSUIT: GateHouse Media sues New York Times Co. over Web site.
Lifestyles (Topic is Food)
MORNING MINUTES: Word of the Day, Web Site of the Day and Number to Know. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/morning_minutes
LOOKING UP: (moved early because of the holiday) What time is it? If you left your watch at home and the stars are out, just look up. You can learn at least a general idea of the hour knowing the time of year. (Note: Column moving early this week because of Christmas.) http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1060483879/Looking-Up-Telling-time-under-the-stars
FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Weekly rail, leads with frozen cinnamon rolls, an easy recipe for butter pecan squares, tip of the week, did you know, food quiz, wise to the word, the dish on … a book about food, and more.
FOOD PAGE: The Amish effect
GIFTS OF FOOD: These gifts keep on giving (with recipes)
FOOD VIDEO: Creating holiday cupcakes.
HOLIDAY TREATS: Celebrate holidays with special treats
GOOD TO GO? Panel samples offerings for breakfast on the run
HOLIDAY SERMONS: Ministers see holiday sermons as chance emphasize Jesus (GREAT TO LOCALIZE BY TALKING TO YOUR OWN MINISTERS) – As the Rev. Blake Carter points out, the prophet Isaiah foretold of the coming of the Messiah as he watched his homeland Israel overrun by the Assyrians, ushering in a time of economic hardship, disease and broken spirits. “There’s a parallel of where Israel was then and where we are now,” says Carter, senior pastor of Hope Evangelical Free Church in Springfield. “When Isaiah talked about the Messiah, what he was really saying was: don’t lose hope. For people struggling now, who have lost their jobs, who had to close their businesses or who are suffering depression, that’s something to reflect on.” SPRINGFIELD http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/midwest/illinois/x512362081
SUDOKU PUZZLES: Latest installment is on the site.
BEST OF 2008: The year’s best music http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment/music/x260980715/
THE WRESTLING GENIUS: Holiday mayhem
ALBUM REVIEW: 'Love the '80s,' by Zo! & Tigallo
FOR CHRISTMAS EVE PUBLICATION: O'Mahoney cartoon: Merry Christmas. Ledger, on wire now http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x1720700802/OMahoney-cartoon-Merry-Christmas
FOR DEC. 26 PUBLICATION: O‚Mahoney cartoon on returning gifts and Obama. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts_cartoons/x1060483916/OMahoney-cartoon-On-returning-Christmas-presents
KENT BUSH: As you prepare to celebrate the birth of Jesus with your family, think about what life will hold for your children long after the toys they unwrap this year have been thrown on the scrap heap. Imagine where they will be one day. Consider what you can do to prepare them for the life they are intended to live. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/family/x946487601/Kent-Bush-Remember-Gods-gift-to-the-world
PETER CHIANCA: Here are the top news stories of the year that should have gotten MORE coverage from major media outlets. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x16584908/Peter-Chianca-The-best-under-reported-news-stories-of-2008
DANNY HENLEY: Compiling another wish list
JOE BURNS: The gifts that keep on taking. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x1277294198/Joe-Burns-The-gifts-that-keep-on-taking
EDITORIAL: Santa for president is change we can really believe in - At this time of year the most popular man in the nation — in the world — wears a red suit, drives a sleigh and brings toys to girls and boys. Santa Claus is so popular we wondered what would happen if he were elected president. An editorial from the Rockford Register Star.
EDITORIAL: President-elect Barack Obama has completed his Cabinet appointments in what may be record time. While his campaign rhetoric was often lofty, his Cabinet selections indicate the hallmarks of his administration will be pragmatism, moderation and seriousness. By MetroWest. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions/editorials/x512361602/Editorial-Obama-puts-his-team-in-place
FOOTBALL BRIEFS: PFW news on the Eagles, Bears, Rams and 49ers, plus the latest Fantasy Buzz. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/sports/pro/football/fantasy_football/x512361841/Football-briefs-Eagles-not-concerned-about-Kolb-at-this-point
MIKE NADEL: Nadel will be writing a column from Tuesday night’s Illinois-Missouri Braggin’ Rights game. Will be posted by 10:30 p.m. and updated if necessary.
ILLINI BRAGGIN' RIGHTS: Illinois vs Missouri in the Braggin' Rights game. Tipoff 6:30 p.m. Game story with quotes and report card moving by 10:30 p.m. By John Supinie.
WHAT’S IN/WHAT’S OUT: Isn’t it fine? It’s 2009! Your guide to what's in and what's out - Is it really possible that another year has already gone by? Well, aging is out, so we’d rather not admit it — but it’s true, 2009 looms just around the bend. And that means it’s time for us to bring you your annual update on what’s in and out in society, politics, the arts, sports and life in general. CNC, Chianca et al, on wire now
OBAMA’S TEAM: Who's who in Obama's White House. Here’s a list that we’re continually updating: Rahm Emanuel, Valerie Jarrett, Ronald A. Klain, Phil Sciliro, David Axelrod, Robert Gibbs, Ellen Moran, Dan Pfeiffer, Lawrence Summers, Timothy Geithner, Melody Barnes, Christina Romer, Heather A. Higginbottom, Alyssa Mastromonaco, Peter Orszag, Rob Nabors, Austan Goolsbee, Paul Volcker, Jonathan Favreau, Cecilia Muñoz, Hillary Clinton, Eric Holder, James Jones, Robert Gates, Janet Napolitano, Susan Rice, Louis Caldera, Bill Richardson, Eric K. Shinseki, Tom Daschle, Jeanne M. Lambrew, Arne Duncan, Tom Vilsack and Ken Salazar. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/politics_elections/x466656920/
INAUGURATION: Check out our links package of the prepared preview page of the inauguration, as well as other content. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1009174358/Inauguration-preview-page-and-original-content
PHOTO: Lighting the menorah. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/images/x16584006/Photo-Lighting-the-menorah
FESTIVUS TIME? : Now even the fictional Festivus pole made famous on the hit TV show Seinfeld is making an appearance among the winter solstice, nativity and menorah madness at the Capitol. We'll look more into who put this up and why. By Doug Finke of the State Capitol bureau. Will be posted this evening.
Business / Ag
DEPRESSION CHRISTMAS: Buying gifts during tough times called for better bargains
PONZI SCHEMES: The people taken in by Bernie Madoff’s alleged Ponzi scheme may be seen as greedy, but Robert FitzPatrick, a nationally recognized expert on pyramid and Ponzi schemes as well as other consumer frauds, says that isn’t the case with most people taken in by such frauds. SPRINGFIELD http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/midwest/illinois/x16585260
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