GateHouse News Service National Budget
For 8.31.07 editions
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STANDALONE PHOTOS: DONALD TRUMP/TIGER WOODS – Playing at pro-am Deutsche Bank Classic in Norton today. Taunton Daily Gazette, DeMelia, 6 p.m.
ICE CREAM SLAYERS: Three teens shot Rockford ice cream vendor Isidro Duran in the back as he tried to run away earlier this summer. The motive was robbery. The teens are in for their first court appearance Thursday. Who are these boys? What drove them to this senseless crime? CURRY/LaCross/ROCKFORD/with mugs 6 p.m./Illinois
LABOR DAY TRAVEL: Good to localize: This upcoming weekend is a big end-of-summer travel time. Will look at gas prices and offer people other tips to survive the travel-heavy weekend. (15 inches by 5 p.m.) HILYARD/PEORIA/Illinois
HOLD THAT TIGER: Coach Gary Pinkel doesn't want to talk big heading into the first game, but Missouri is poised for a big year. The Tigers return quarterback Chad Daniel, the leader of an explosive spread offense, and Missouri enters the season opener against Illinois as the favorite to win the Big 12 Conference's north division. SUPINIE/CHAMPAIGN/Illinois Sports
MIKE NADEL COLUMN: Cubs-Brewers game. COLUMN/later this evening/Illinois Sports and MIKE NADEL.
BOSTON COLLEGE D: No rest in defense at Boston College - While the Boston College offense has spent the last month cramming to get ready for Saturday's season-opening game at home against Wake Forest, the defense has been clicking from the start. MetroWest Daily News, Avidon, 22 inches, on wire now
EDITORIAL: GOV DID THE RIGHT THING - Given the intense criticism that has been lobbed at Gov. Rod Blagojevich of late, it would probably have been a lot easier for him to just quietly sign Senate Bill 1463 - a bill that would have required each public school classroom in the state to begin each day with a moment of silence. SPRINGFIELD/posted/Illinois Opinions
EDITORIAL: FAT BILL - A national disease prevention group announced some more bad obesity news this week - obesity rates in 31 states last year increased and not a single state showed a decline. SPRINGFIELD/posted/Illinois Opinions
EDITORIAL: LARRY CRAIG – Let’s be clear here: Idaho Sen. Larry Craig did not seek “gay sex” in men’s bath rooms. He just sought sex. He sought stupid sex. He sought risky sex. He sought anonymous sex. Patriot Ledger, 6 p.m.
Lifestyles (Friday is Religion)
FOR THE LOVE OF GOD: The Rev. Mike Ballman has two full-time jobs — working as a pastor at Cornerstone Community Church in New York Mills and caring for his chronically ill son Noah.?UTICA / in / lifestyles / religion
ART: pics of family
GOING TO EXTREMES - Why would anyone want to swim from Alcatraz Island to the mouth of San Francisco Bay? Just ask Dr. David Kilroy, a Salem resident and Swampscott chiropractor by trade, who participated in the Alcatraz Challenge earlier this month. Swampscott Reporter, McConnell, 22 inches, on wire now
ART: With photos
ARTIST’S STRINGS ARE LABOR OF LOVE - Maynard woman is an internationally known violinmaker. In a typical year, Wallin produces about 10 pieces from start to finish. She has a year’s worth of work lined up at all times. Concord Journal, Roche, 22 inches, on wire now
ART: With photo
Coming this weekend
THIS WEEK IN WEIRD – Compilation of weird news from GateHouse papers around the country. STAFF
AROUND THE NFL – Weekly column. CANTON
AROUND THE MLB -- Weekly column. CANTON
AROUND THE NBA -- Weekly column. CANTON
OHIO STATE -- Ohio State-Youngstown State coverage from Saturday's game. CANTON
CHIEFS HELP KANSAS TOWN – The Kansas City Chiefs put their hearts into helping Greensburg, Kan., the town that was leveled by a tornado earlier this year.