Regional budget for Tuesday editions
GateHouse News Service Regional Budget (7/24/07)
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Regional Editor Jonie Larson, (217) 816-3343, firstname.lastname@example.org
National Editor Jean Hodges, (630) 348-3350, email@example.com
MURDER. Two people were shot and killed just after midnight in East Peoria. Efforting details. (merits; by 7 p.m.) DIESING/RADOSEVICH/PEORIA/moving this evening/category: Illinois
CHURCH COLLAPSE. (A Baptist church that was being built in South Pekin collapsed this morning. We don't believe anyone was injured. Efforting details. HILYARD./PEORIA/moving this evening/category: Illinois
RATE RELIEF FLY-AROUND: by two madigans and a jones. Bureau staffer Adriana Colindres accompanying them. Colindres/Capitol Bureau/moving this evening/category: Illinois
--other Capitol news. Capitol staff
SMOKING BAN: (good one to localize for both places with bans and those without) Blago expected to sign bill banning smoking in public places including bars and restaurants. Beginning Jan. 1, you'll have to go to Wisconsin if you want to drink AND smoke. We talk to lots of people to get their reactions: smokers (are they finally going to quit or will they move out of state?), business owners (here and in Wisconsin), nonsmokers.
MELISSA WESTPHAL/Rockford Register Star, 600 words, ETA depends on signing
BREAKOUTS: What the law says; local efforts to ban smoking
MID YEAR CHRYSLER PRODUCTION: At the halfway point of the first year Chrysler’s renovated plant is turning out three vehicles workers at the 3.9-million-square-foot operation are on track to assemble a record number of vehicles. June’s production total of 33,344 Dodge Calibers, Jeep Compasses and Jeep Patriots was the highest single month ever and the plant is on track to assemble more than 355,000. ALEX GARY/Rockford Register Star, 750-900 words, to be posted late Monday night
GRAPHICS: Sales vs. production charts for Caliber, Compass and
BREAKOUTS: Top 10 production months dating back to the beginning of the Omni-Horizon era
ROCKFORD/early evening/categories: Business and Illinois News
MIKE NADEL – Best of the Baldest Truth. Column/moving early evening/with mug/categories: Illinois Sports and Columns.
Outdoors column - Jeff Lampe
SOX — White Sox hosting Detroit, game starts at 7:11 p.m.
WNOTEBOOK — WHALEN
CUBS — Off-day story. Taking a look at the rest of the NL Central. VORVA