GateHouse News Service New England Budget • January 29, 2008


GateHouse News Service New England Budget • January 29, 2008   Here are the top New England regional stories coming today from GateHouse News Service. Stories are available at Please submit stories below no later than 6 p.m. local time, unless you have breaking news that is changing significantly. Questions?   Contact: Chris Biondi is off today. - Jean Hodges, 630-348-3350, 630-956-8834,
- Michael Toeset, 630-835-8870, 708-785-4355,   News   MACHINES: A demonstration of the new "AutoMark" machines the state provided to every precinct in every community allowing blind people to vote without assistance. MANUSE/pix/video MW / evening / Mass News   TOXICS: Coverage of Senate discussion on Pam Resor's toxic chemicals bill and Karen Spilka's child abuse/neglect bill. PARIETTI MW / evening / Mass News   FOXWOODS: Union brings witnesses to stand in Foxwoods hearing. Norwich.   SUPER BOWL POOL: Graphic showing the standard Super Bowl office party grid -- 10 rows down, 0-9, for AFC scores and 10 rows across, 0-9, for the NFC. Having gone through every quarter for every Super Bowl game -- the idea being that a person with 3 AFC and 0 NFC "wins" if the score is 13-10 Patriots after one quarter (or 43-0 final) -- we chart the most common combo matches, in color-coded form. / Ledger, Emery, 5" explainer story to accompany graphic, 10pm / Mass News   GAMBLING: Sports gambling may be illegal in Massachusetts, but that hasn't stopped locals from joining thousands worldwide in putting money on the big game -- be it by jetting into Las Vegas, betting online, hooking up with a local bookie or participating in office pools. Anti-gambling experts may hate it, but the reality is the Super Bowl is the biggest day on the betting calendar. /Ledger, Campanella, 10-15", 9pm / Mass News  

PEMBROKE: Church scraps Super Bowl party, afraid they might get sued/fined/flagged by the NFL (aka the No Fun League), as has happened to churches in the past. / Ledger, Lambert, 10", 7pm / Mass News

GIANTS FANS: Story on some local guys who are Giants fanatics. Gregg Sullivan, Herald News, 20" 7 p.m. / Mass News

  BAVAROS: Brothers weigh in on the Super Bowl.     Opinions   GRANLUND: A new Super Bowl cartoon (on Arizona’s cactus being ready for the big game) has been added to the Super Toons package.   HOLMES COLUMN: "Billary" returns, with a promise to build a bridge back to the 20th century. / evening / Mass. Opinions     Sports   A PRO SPORTS BUDGET will be e-mailed this afternoon     Lifestyles   BEER NUT: Rivalry spills over/MILLER/STAFF PIX / evening / Massachusetts and Beverages