National Budget for 7.13.07

GateHouse News Service National Budget
 
For 7.13.07 edition
 

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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News

$64,000 CELEB OBIT - Regina Bauks, former TV contestant queen, dies in Marlborough. She was on several big TV game shows including $64,000 Question. METROWEST Daily News, Uek, 15 inches, 6 p.m.
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ULTIMATE FIGHTER TO AFGHANISTAN - UFC competitor from Milford, Mass., will spend two weeks overseas giving clinics to the troops. MILFORD / Lynch / 15 inches / on wire now
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Sports

LADEWSKI COLUMN — It’s time to raise the bar for the Cubs, who can get to the World Series this season. LADEWSKI / evening / Illinois sports and Cubs
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LENNY MEGLIOLA COLUMN -  Red Sox are up 10 games at the break – so why are you still worried? METROWEST / On wire now
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RACING: NASCAR ADVANCE — Race this weekend in Joliet. CRONIN

NADEL COLUMN - While White Sox fans wanted to keep Mark Buehrle at any price, Bears fans say Lance Briggs can rot if he won't accept that team's much lower offer. Why is that? MIKE NADEL//moving this evening/Illinois sports and columnists.
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KIRK WESSLER COLUMN – From John Deere Classic (PGA) at Quad Cities/moving later tonight/categories: Illinois sports and columnists.
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Opinions

EDITORIAL: TIME TO SAY GOODBYE IN IRAQ - OK, Bush and supporters don't want to say we lost Iraq but it's clear we're not going to win. The benchmarks show the Iraqis have a long way to go but we shouldn't foot the bill in dollars and lives.
PATRIOT LEDGER, 15 inches, 6 pm

CARTOON: O'MAHONEY'S VIEW - Lady Bird and Lyndon in the Great Society in the sky. PATRIOT LEDGER, on wire now

CHARITA GOSHAY COLUMN – The newest “Seven Wonders of the World” don’t include the Pyramids of Giza, one of the original wonders. Not even assurances that the pyramids have “emeritus” status have appeased them. Wars have been launched on less. CANTON /  Columns / Goshay

GARY BROWN COLUMN -- Today we’re going to talk about road rage, and why a driver I nearly sideswiped wouldn’t wave at me. OK, I’ll admit it. I’m heavily into waving. I’ve been waving at other motorists for years, ever since I worked summers on farms to earn money for school, and learned how to plow, bale hay, clean manure out of the barnyard with a backhoe, and wave at other farmers. Waving was the fun part about being a farmer. CANTON / Columns


Lifestyles (Friday is Faith)

FAITH-BASED MUSIC: Unlike some of their peers in contemporary Christian music, the three?sisters of BarlowGirl speak explicitly in their songs about a shared devotion to God. CANTON/ In / Religion
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Coming for the weekend

NASCAR – Biggest names, fastest cars will converge near Chicago this weekend. SOUTHTOWN / Sports

THIS WEEK IN WEIRD -- Check out this compilation of weird news from GateHouse newspapers from the past week. STAFF / News