GateHouse News Service National Budget
For 2/26/08 editions
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LEAP YEAR RAIL: Women, ready your marriage proposals! Fun facts about leap year and leap year day.
Lifestyles (Tuesday is Health)
HEALTH WATCH: Owning a cat good for your heart: Weekly health rail, with items on the health benefits of your kitty, how inflation is affecting the tooth fairy, and home remedies to treat flu symptoms.
HEALTH VIDEO: This week, tips to get a better booty.
HEALTH PAGE: Need a tissue?
PHYSICIAN FOCUS: How to prepare for surgery.
BENEFITS OF BICYCLES: Man uses boundless energy to promote benefits of bicycles
OSCARS: Click on this link to find Oscar-preview content from GateHouse newspapers: http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment/x1382801895
NO PROBLEM FOR ‘OLD COUNTRY’: Oscar analysis. MetroWest
WHAT ARE THEY WEARING: Fashion commentary by Patriot Ledger features editor Dana Barbuto with comment from a local designer. LEDGER
ANNE PALUMBO: Make friends, not enemies, at movie theaters.
GRANLUND: Cartoon on conservatives trying to focus on John McCain. MetroWest
GRANLUND: Ralph Nader is running for president yet again. MetroWest
BRITT: Toon on Ralph Nader in the presidential race. Will be posted this
EDITORIAL: RALPH NADER - It should be abundantly clear now that Ralph Nader's reason for his latest quixotic run for the White House is about one thing and one thing only - Ralph Nader. Ledger, 6 p.m.
MAHONEY: A Ralph in the henhouse. Ledger, on wire now
JEFF VRABEL: After a day at Chuck E. Cheese, anyone would need a drink. Chicago Suburban
JEFF ADAIR: Speaking out about an African atrocity. METROWEST
JERRY MOORE: Spreading hate not purpose, tenet of Christianity
MIKE NADEL: MESA, Ariz. - Cubs second baseman Mark DeRosa will spend his
33rd birthday in a Chicago cardiologist's office, hoping to find a long-term solution to a non-life-threatening but annoying heart condition that's bothered him for half his life. Will be posted this evening.
SHOOTING SITE: NIU has several examples to follow for Cole Hall’s future. Story discusses Virginia Tech and Columbine examples. ROCKFORD
DEMOCRATS IN MASS: With Obama pulling away, Mass. Democrats say they are united - New York Senator Hillary Clinton’s presidential hopes may be fading, but her vast base of support in Massachusetts is still behind the Democratic Party. Ledger, Riglian, 15 inches, on wire now
CANINES COME CLEAN AT DIRTY DOG WASH - Dirty Dog Wash features commercial-grade sprayers, professional forced-air dryers (no heat to harm the hounds), four waist-high tubs, soft restraints, ample "dog parking'' if a customer has more than one dog, brushes, easy access ramps, chamois-style towels, terry cloth towels, non-slip rubber flooring, two grooming counters, ear wipes, dental wipes, nail trimmers and water-resistant aprons, both adult- and child-size. Walls separate the tubs to prevent any unruliness among the wash recipients.
MetroWest, Tremblay, 22 inches, on wire now
MOVING AWAY FROM COMMERCIALS: Companies move beyond traditional TV commercials - Reebok is among companies experimenting with producing their own programming for TV and the web as traditional commercials becoming less effective. Ledger, Adams, 22 inches, on wire now
National Budget for 2.26.08
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