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Friday, August 15, 2014
EP police seek barbershop killing leads
Law enforcement
silent on motive
Arts • Workshops
Music • Community
Starts in
Thursday were continuing to investigate a deadly barbershop shooting
that claimed the life of 42-year-old
shop owner Yusef Avant, whom
family and friends have described
as “a good friend” who was
“always happy and smiling.”
The homicide Wednesday at
Krazy Kuts, Avant’s barbershop at
2400 Pawtucket Ave., was the first
the city has seen in more than one
year, according to police, who
spent the day yesterday collecting
information about Avant’s possible
As of late yesterday afternoon,
the suspect or suspects were still at
large, and police were not releasing any possible motive for the
Avant, 42, who has previously
Local and wire reports
See SAFETY, page A2
been listed as living in an apartment at the 2400 Pawtucket Ave.,
property, was shot inside the shop
shortly after 2 p.m., and was transported by rescue to Rhode Island
Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, according to East
Providence Police.
Avant had been working alone
in the shop when he was shot.
East Providence Police Chief
Christopher J. Parella confirmed
See KILLING, page A2
Times Photo/Ernest A. Brown
All was quiet outside Krazy Kuts Barber and Hair Stylist, 2400 Pawtucket Ave.,
East Providence, Thursday morning, one day after Yusef Avant, 42, was fatally
shot inside his shop. A small memorial is set up outside.
A wide world of flavor lives
within confines of small city
Massachusetts Department of
Transportation on Thursday
announced the winners of a
contest to come up with
humorous yet important driver
safety messages for electronic
highway message boards.
The contest was inspired
by a message posted on highways in May that encouraged
drivers to “Use Yah Blinkah”
— or turn signal — when
changing lanes.
The winners were “Make
yah Ma proud, wear yah seatbelt,” to encourage belt use,
submitted by The Parent’s
Supervised Driving Program
team of Safe Roads Alliance;
“Keep Calm and Drive On,”
to prevent road rage, submit-
The victim, Yusef Avant, 42, from his
Facebook page.
Restaurant Week salutes
diversity of CF eateries
CENTRAL FALLS – It’s billed as a
world of flavors in one square mile.
The 2014 edition of Central Falls
Restaurant Week ends today, but there’s
still time for diners to sample some of the
city’s many ethnic cuisines, including traditional dishes from Venezuela, Columbia,
Portugal, Cape Verde and America, to
name a few.
A total of 15 city restaurants within a
one-square mile area of Broad Street,
Dexter Street and Lonsdale Avenue
opened their doors this week with specials
and reduced prices, all meant to showcase
the city’s cultural and culinary diversity.
Throughout the week, attendees have
"traveled the world" and eaten traditional
foods with daily specials correlating with
Times Photo/Ernest A. Brown a different country.
The City of Central Falls and Navigant
Central Falls Mayor James Diossa, second from left, conducts a
lunch meeting at Beirao Cafe and Restaurant Thursday.
Credit Union are offering free passports
with Restaurant Week information, including participating restaurants and specials.
Those who have passports and order
Restaurant Week specials can ask employees for a stamp on their passport and the
opportunity to win a $25 gift card at the
restaurant. All Restaurant Week specials
will be offered in addition to regular menu
items at each participating restaurant and
do not include tax.
Passports can be picked up at the
Central Falls City Hall or at Navigant
Credit Union, both of which are sponsoring the week. These can be stamped by
servers at restaurants.
Central Falls Restaurant Week features
a different ethnic cuisine for each day of
the week. Monday, for example, was highlighted by some of the city’s American
restaurants on Dexter Street, including
Georgia’s Restaurant, Sparky’s Restaurant,
Stanley’s and Village Pizza, where diners
were able to find breakfast specials and
reduced-price dishes ranging from
American chop suey to meatloaf to Philly
steak and cheese sandwiches.
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Three suspects arrested
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A drive-by shooting occurred near
this playground on John Street in
Pawtucket Wednesday. A gun was
located on a suspect at nearby 48
John St.
PAWTUCKET – No one was
injured and three people were
arrested Wednesday night after a
reported shooting incident outside
an apartment building on John
Street, police said.
At approximately 6:20
Wednesday night, police received
several calls from people who
reported hearing gunshots near an
apartment building at 48 John St.
and seeing a black Lexus fleeing
the scene.
When officers arrived at the
apartment building, they interviewed witnesses who said the
gunfire erupted shortly after a
black Lexus pulled up in front of
the apartment building. Police
said the shots were fired by a person or group of persons who had
either come out of the building or
were already outside the building
when the car pulled up.
Police were able to locate a
9mm pistol as well as spent shell
casings inside the building, and
several individuals were taken
into custody. The driver of the
Lexus was also arrested after
another officer spotted the vehicle on Newport Avenue. The
vehicle had two bullet holes in
the driver’s side door.
The driver of the Lexus was
identified as Anthony Dwyer, 19,
of 14 Appian St., Providence,
who was arrested and charged
with driving with a suspended
license and possession of fireworks.
Among those arrested on John
Street and charged with obstructing an investigation was Alondra
Santiago, 18, of 135 Bellevue
Ave., Providence, and a 17-yearold female juvenile, who was
released to the custody of a parent with a date to appear in
Family Court.
Dwyer and Santiago were held
overnight and brought to District
Court Thursday to face criminal
No one was injured during this
incident, and the investigation is
Police say they have no
motive for the shooting, saying
the individuals arrested were saying very little and were not cooperating with the investigation.
Anyone with information is
asked to contact the Pawtucket
Police Department at (401) 7279100 and ask for either Det.
Cormier (ext. 756) or Det.
Devine (ext. 764).
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Central Falls City Council President Bob Ferri gestures toward the new walkway at
Coutu Memorial Park, recently dedicated in memory of former fire chiefs Robert A.
Coutu (1977-1985) and Rene R. Coutu (1985-2010) for 72 years of dedicated service
to the Central Falls Fire Department. New bricks will be laid on the walkways in
Park tribute to CF fire chiefs
a few bricks away from finished
Engraved walkway bricks
available for purchase
Memorial Park, a small community
park to honor the legacy of the late
Central Falls fire chiefs Robert and
Rene Coutu, was essentially completed in May, but there’s one part of the
project that remains unfinished: a
memorial brick walkway.
That walkway project is slated to
get under way next month, and City
Councilor Robert Ferri says there’s
still time to purchase a brick engraved
with a personal inscription to be
placed in the walkway.
Bricks in three sizes are available
for $100, $175 and $300.
“We have about 70 bricks sold so
far, and we’re extending the cutoff
date to give more people an opportunity to purchase a brick,” said Ferri, a
longtime friend of the Coutu family
who spearheaded the park project in
honor of Robert A. and Rene R.
Coutu, a father and son, who had a
combined 72 years in the fire service.
Once the total number of bricks has
been determined, they will be
engraved and then placed into the
walkway by Labonte Landscape
See PARK, page A2
that the shooting occurred inside
the building, but would not comment on reports that Avant’s possible assailants drove up to the
business in a black sedan with
tinted windows.
Parella said East Providence
detectives working the case were
making progress on collecting
Tuesday featured specials in Central America,
where El Salvadoreno
Restaurant, Taco Mix, Tres
Amigos and Montecristo
Restaurant were offering
everything from tacos and
burritos to papusas (homemade tortillas filled with
pork) to churrasco (beef).
Wednesday and
Thursday featured specials
Ferri says work on the
walkway will start in the
fall, probably no later than
Questions regarding the
purchase of bricks may be
directed to Chief Rick Susi
at 692-0795 or by email at
The Rhode Island
Association of Fire Chiefs
Foundation was established
in 2011 as a fundraising arm
of the RIAFC in order to
support programs that further the advancement of the
fire service, public education in fire prevention,
expansion of fire training
ted by Patrick Casey of
Boston; and “Put down the
phone! Your LOLs and
OMGs can wait,” to fight
distracted driving, submitted
by Justin Lovell of Whitman.
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information about Avant’s possible killers, but he could not provide more information on the
“We are running down some
leads right now,” he said, while
declining to comment further.
Meanwhile, new details about
Avant have emerged.
A 1991 graduate of John F.
Kennedy High School in the
Bronx, N.Y., he studied at
now and trying to comfort one
another and trying to make sense
of how something like this could
happen in the city of East
Providence,” he said.
Avant had opened his business
on Pawtucket Avenue ten years
ago because things like that did
not occur in East Providence, said
Sean, adding Avant was a “hard
working man who was dedicated
to his family.”
While there, they sampled
some of the specials being
offered that day, including
Cabrito guisado, (traditional goat stew), Bife d’atun
(tuna fish steak) and
Costellas grelhado.
"We were able to attract
residents throughout all of
Rhode Island to taste our
authentic dishes from
around the world, increase
business for our small business owners and show residents statewide that Central
Falls is the cultural capital
of Rhode Island,” Diossa
said Thursday.
“This was a great partnership between the City of
Central Falls and Navigant
Credit Union,” he added.
“Without Navigant Credit
Union's commitment to
Central Falls, this would
not have been possible. We
are already looking forward
to next year's Central Falls
Restaurant Week."
"The 2014 Central Falls
Restaurant Week was a
clever way to invite people
into the city to taste all the
wonderful food from so
many different cultures,”
said Tim Draper, vice president of marketing at
Navigant Credit Union.
“We are pleased to have
been the co-sponsor with
the City of Central Falls to
be able to help bring this to
the city."
Today, the final day of
restaurant week, will high-
light the city’s Columbian
restaurants, including El
Antojo, El Paisa Restaurant
and Bar, La Casona
Restaurant and Lleras
For participating restaurants and their menu specials, visit and click on the “participating restaurants” link.
facilities, programs that support the health and safety of
firefighters and fire service
training and education.
It was the foundation that
provided the seed money for
the park, situated on a plot
of land at the corner of
Lewis and Hunt streets. The
land has been transformed
into a beautifully landscaped
community park with trees
and flowers, two flagpoles,
a cast iron fence, two hard
oak benches refinished by
Rene Coutu’s sister, Lisa
Coutu Williams, and a sign
donated by Dion Signs of
Central Falls that reads
“Coutu Memorial Park.”
The park was officially
dedicated on May 4 International Firefighters
Day - and was attended by
members of the firefighting
community, state and local
officials, Central Falls residents, and friends and family members from near and
Ferri, who headed up the
initiative, said the target
goal to build the park was
$20,000, which was successfully raised through
donations and fundraisers,
including a memorial 5K
road race and 2-mile held at
Slater Park.
“It’s gratifying to see an
idea become a reality,” said
A 40-year veteran of the
Central Falls Fire
Department and chief for 25
years, Rene R. Coutu suc-
cumbed to cancer at age 61
in December 2010. His
father, Robert A. Coutu,
who served 25 years on
the Fire Department with
eight of them as chief,
passed at 60 years of age,
also of cancer, in September
While it's been awhile
since a Chief Coutu was in
charge, there is no shortage
of people who warmly recall
both men and their dedication to the city's Fire
Family members point
out that the interest in firefighting actually dates back
to Robert's father, Elzie
Coutu, who started out as a
volunteer firefighter and
later joined the Central Falls
Fire Department.
Lisa Coutu Williams said
her father, Robert, was
sworn in as a Central Falls
firefighter in December
1952 and worked up until
the time of his passing. Her
brother, Rene, wanted to follow in his father's footsteps
since he was a young boy,
serving as a volunteer in his
teens and joining the department full time at the age of
“They were both very
compassionate people and
very community-oriented.
They looked to help people,” Williams said.
She noted that her father
believed strongly in safety
and education, pushing the
firefighters to take fire sci-
ence classes and achieve
EMT certification. “I
remember him using his
own money to buy a computer for the office,” she
Her brother, Rene, continued even further in the
education aspect, becoming
involved in training at the
state Fire Academy and
serving as a fire marshal.
Williams said her son,
Keith Williams, is also continuing in the tradition of his
grandfather and uncle, and
is close to joining the
Central Falls Fire
Department as a full-time
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Transportation Secretary
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The winning messages
will be displayed on hundreds of message boards during busy travel periods in the
coming months.
“With the ‘Use Yah
Blinkah’ sign, we got people’s attention,” said
Highway Administrator
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in paradise brother.”
“My heart and eyes are so
heavy right now. God brought my
cuz home. I’ll see you when I get
there,” said another.
A family member identifying
himself as Sean G., a cousin of
Avant’s mother, said Yusef had
“passed away” earlier in the afternoon Wednesday after being “shot
in the chest.”
“The family is grieving right
from Venezuela, Portugal
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He owned the barbershop for
about 10 years and lived with his
mother next door to the shop.
On Avant’s Facebook page,
friends were expressing their
shock and disbelief.
“Truly a shame what happened
to my good friend,” says one
post. “My heart hurts for your
family. Yusef Avant may you rest
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Governor puts state police
in charge of riot-torn
town following shooting
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The
images were reminiscent of a war zone:
Helmeted officers pointing weapons
from armored trucks, flash grenades
lighting the night sky and tear gas
exploding in crowded streets.
The ugly clashes between police and
protesters in this St. Louis suburb
fueled a torrent of criticism and raised
questions about whether the officers'
tactics were inflaming the same violence they aimed to suppress after the
fatal shooting of Michael Brown, an
unarmed black teenager.
The repeated scenes of police officers wearing military-style camouflage
and gas masks and training their rifles
on unarmed civilians — some holding
their hands up — looked to critics more
like an Army trying to quell a revolution than a police department trying to
keep the peace in a small suburb.
"It's clear what is going on in
Ferguson is a complete, hyper-exaggerated, hysterical response on the part of
law enforcement," said Thomas Nolan,
a former Boston police officer and
criminal justice professor at the State
University of New York at Plattsburgh.
"It's clear that there is no one in charge
and no one to corral the officers ... and
restrain them from engaging in an
unprecedented show of brutal force
against civilians. It's horrifying and
shameful and a disgrace."
On Thursday, Gov. Jay Nixon
up urgency
on race for
ebola vaccine
Scientists are racing to
begin the first human safety
tests of two experimental
Ebola vaccines, but it won't
be easy to prove that the
shots and other potential
treatments in the pipeline
really work.
There are no proven
drugs or vaccines for Ebola,
a disease so rare that it's
been hard to attract investments in countermeasures.
But the current outbreak in
West Africa — the largest in
history — is fueling new
efforts to speed Ebola vaccine and drug development.
The handful in the
pipeline have largely been
funded by government
efforts, including the two
vaccine candidates that are
closest to human study: One
developed by the U.S. government that is gearing up
for early-stage tests in
healthy volunteers this fall,
with a second developed by
the Canadian government
thought to be not far behind.
announced that the Missouri State
Highway Patrol would take over supervising security in Ferguson. He said the
change was intended to ensure "that we
use force only when necessary, that we
step back a little bit."
Nixon's move, along with comments
from a wide range of political figures
calling for calm, came after protests
escalated late Wednesday into smoky
chaos. Police lobbed tear gas to repel a
crowd of about 150 protesters, some of
whom had thrown Molotov cocktails
and rocks at officers.
It was the fourth straight day of
street confrontations spurred by
Saturday's fatal shooting of the 18year-old by a white police officer.
Police have declined to identify the
officer, saying he has been the focus of
death threats. More than 60 people
have been arrested since Sunday.
Ferguson Police Chief Thomas
Jackson said Thursday that police were
trying to balance the public's right to
protest with public safety, including the
need to keep streets open. But he
added, "If firebombs are being thrown,
property gets destroyed, shots get fired
... we have to respond to deadly force."
St. Louis County police spokesman
Brian Schellman defended the actions
of the officers. "In talking to these
guys, it is scary," he said. "They hear
gunshots going off, and they don't
know where they're coming from." He
also said coins, bricks and rocks also
have been thrown at police. Two officers have been injured. One had an
ankle broken by a thrown brick,
according to authorities.
St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson
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told The Associated Press he was so
concerned about the way Ferguson officers handled the unrest that he pulled
his employees out. The city sent a 24officer tactical squad to help control
protesters Sunday and Monday night.
"I was concerned about the tactics,"
Dotson said. "I was concerned about
the safety of my officers."
The police chief said he was not
being critical because he was not there,
but the actions taken in Ferguson were
not "tactics I would use in the city of
St. Louis."
President Barack Obama and
Attorney General Eric Holder aired
their own doubts.
Obama, taking a break from his
vacation, said while "emotions are raw
now," there needs to be a "respect for
public order and the right to peaceful
public protests."
Holder said he was concerned that
the use of military equipment by
Ferguson police sent a "conflicting
Missouri officials have accepted an
offer from the Justice Department to
help with crowd control and public
safety "without relying on unnecessarily extreme displays of force," he said.
During a visit to Ferguson, Sen.
Claire McCaskill said "the militarization of the response became more of a
problem than the solution." It escalated
the situation. ... These people need to
be allowed to exercise their rights, with
safety and respect."
Mike McCollum, a resident of nearby Florissant, told McCaskill the police
have created "a bullying environment."
"We are not intimidated," he said.
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From left, Kyari Lopes, 6, and Alvaro Pina Jr., 4, enjoy the slide with other youngsters at the
new Joyful Hearts playground at Joyful Hearts Childcare Center at First Baptist Church in
Pawtucket Thursday. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held at the playground Saturday morning at 10 a.m. Teacher Val Vadnais assists another student at left.
Friday, August 15, 2014
The 87th
File photos by Ernest A. Brown
takes the stage in Pawtucket
(spinach pie), fresh
Baklava and traditional and modern Greek
dance will highlight the 87th
Annual Grecian Festival, a
three-day Greek festival that
kicks off today at
Assumption of the Virgin
Mary Greek Orthodox
One of the biggest Greek
festivals of its kind in Rhode
Island, the festival grounds
at the 97 Walcott St. church,
will be teeming with activity
with everything from Greek
dancing groups to an
indoor/outdoor Greek Agora
The festival will be held
today from 5 p.m. to 10
p.m.; Saturday from noon to
10 p.m.; and Sunday from
noon to 9 p.m. Street parking is free and there will be
shuttle bus service available
from the free lot across from
Pawtucket City Hall.
From Athens to Sparta,
from the Ballo to Zorba's
dance, the Greek Pride of
Rhode Island, a Hellenic
dance troupe, will be perform at designated times
throughout the festival.
Dancers will be dressed in
imported, authentically and
elaborately designed costumes, and perform modern
and ancient Greek dances,
Kalamatianos/Syrtos, the
most popular dance in
Syrto means a dragging
or pulling dance. Several
ancient sources describe syrtoes and an inscription at
Delphi from the first century
A.D. uses the name. The
Kalamatiano was the popular syrto in the south and,
because the south was liberated first, it became the
national dance and spread
elsewhere. It consists of 12
basic steps and all the
dancers in a circle dance it
simultaneously. It is danced
by all and may be led by
either men or women.
Regional costumes that
will be worn by the male
dancers include
Foustanella/Tsolias, which
was declared the national
costume for men and is
worn mainly in the central
and southern parts of
Greece; and Vraka, a classical type of male dress worn
Above, Harriet Pappas, of Pawtucket, sets out another tray of
Baklava, a popular seller during the 2013 Grecian Festival at
the Assumption of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church in
Top, Anastasia Vellopolov and Nick Boccelli, center, kick up
their heels with members of the Greek Pride Dance Troupe at
the festival in 2012.
on all the Aegean Islands.
The Greek Pride of
Rhode Island dancers will
perform today at 7 p.m., and
Saturday and Sunday at 3
p.m. and 7 p.m.
A limited number of tickets will be sold. Tickets can
be purchase by contacting
the church Office at (401)
725-3127 or by email at
Prizes will be drawn on
Sunday, Aug. 17. Winners
need not be present to win.
There will also be plenty
of traditional Greek foods
and beverages prepared by
Alexander M. Lazieh, a student at Salve Regina University,
has graduated from the Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps
(ROTC) Leader Training Course at Fort Knox, Ky.
The four-week course is a leadership internship for cadets
that can lead to the ultimate goal of becoming Army officers.
College students experience and examine the Army without
incurring an obligation to serve, and are eligible to receive
two-year college scholarship offers and attend the ROTC
Advanced Course at their colleges.
Cadets are observed and evaluated during classroom and
field training exercises to determine their officer potential in
leadership abilities and skills. The cadets are trained to have a
sound understanding of traditional leadership values during the
challenging, motivating "hands-on" training.
The training develops well-disciplined, highly motivated,
physically conditioned students, and helps improve the cadets’
self-confidence, initiative, leadership potential, decision making, and collective team cohesion. The cadets receive training
in fundamental military skills, Army values, ethics, Warrior
ethos, basic rifle marksmanship, small arms tactics, weapons
training, drill and ceremony, communications, combat water
survival training, rappelling, land navigation, and squad-level
operations field training.
Lazieh is the son of Thomas Lazieh of Central Falls, R.I.
and Holly Lazieh of North Providence, R.I. He is a 2012
graduate of St. Raphael Academy, Pawtucket.
Fung slams Block for proposed tax increase on seasonal businesses
CRANSTON – Cranston
Mayor and endorsed
Republican candidate for
Governor, Allan Fung today
strongly criticized his opponent in the primary election,
Ken Block, for promoting a
tax increase on businesses
that depend on seasonal
employees, which are common in the tourism, agriculture and restaurant industries. Fung’s harsh criticism
comes after all six candidates for Governor appeared
at an industry forum on
August 14 to discuss ways
to promote food
and agriculture
in Rhode
“I grew
up workFung
ing after
school and
weekends busing tables and
washing dishes in my parents’ restaurant,” noted
Fung, “and I understand the
struggles facing these small
cake); Loukoumades (fried
sweet honey puffs); and
Rizogalo (rice pudding).
There will also be plenty
of games and activities for
children of all ages, including face painting, arts and
crafts, games and a National
Guard climbing wall.
Established in Pawtucket
on Feb. 22, 1912, the
Assumption of the Virgin
Mary Greek Orthodox
Church has grown from its
original 75 members to a
community of over 350 families.
The Assumption church is
the only Byzantine structure
in the Blackstone Valley.
The church property also
houses a Community Center
that includes classrooms, a
function hall and professional kitchen.
It is during the Annual
Greek Festival that the community has the opportunity
to showcase its Greek heritage and culture, and its
Greek Orthodoxy as it commemorates the Feast of the
Assumption of the Virgin
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Allan R. Ferraro, an Army Reserve Officers’
Training Corps (ROTC) cadet at the University of
Rhode Island, R.I., has graduated from the Leader
Development and Assessment Course (LDAC) at Fort
Knox, Ky.
The 29 days of training provide the best possible professional training and evaluation for all cadets in the
aspects of military life, administration and logistical
support. Although continued military training and leadership development is included in the curriculum, the primary focus of the course is to develop and evaluate
each cadet’s officer potential by exercising the cadet’s
intelligence, common sense, ingenuity and physical
stamina. The cadet command assesses each cadet’s performance and progress in officer traits, qualities and
professionalism while attending the course.
Cadets usually attend LDAC between their junior and
senior years of college, and they must complete the
course to qualify for commissioning. Upon successful
completion of the course, the ROTC program, and graduation from college, cadets are commissioned as second
lieutenants in the U.S. Army, Army National Guard, or
Army Reserve.
Ferraro is the son of Allan and Carol Ferraro of
Attleboro, Mass. He is a 2011 graduate of Attleboro
High School, Attleboro, Mass.
community chefs available
over the festival weekend,
including roasted lamb,
chicken, rice pilaf,
Moussaka (eggplant and
hamburger), Pastisio (macaroni and hamburger), Gyros,
Souvlaki (kabobs),
Spanikopita (spinach pies),
and Tiropeta and Mezethes
(Greek appetizers).
A Kafenio or Greek café
will offer Greek coffee, village yogurt, baklava cheesecake and Paximadia (biscotti
type cookies).
Meals will be served
throughout the festival rain
or shine, and dining areas
will be located under tents.
A highlight of the festival
is the pastries made by the
women of the church’s
Pholoptochos Society. Made
in the church community
center’s professional
kitchen, offerings will
include Kourambiedes
(sweet butter cookies with
powdered sugar); Finikia
(honey dipped cookies);
Baklava (fillo pastry);
Kataife (shredded fillo pastry); Koulourakis (butter
cookies); Galaktobouriko
(custard in filo); Diples
(crisped dough with honey);
Karidopeta (walnut honey
business owners. It is hypocritical and unconscionable
for Ken Block to appear
before an industry group
and claim to support their
efforts when the centerpiece
of his campaign includes a
tax increase on those same
businesses for unemployment insurance. I have a
proven record of standing
up for taxpayers. We have
had three straight years
without a tax increase in the
City of Cranston because I
know how to protect taxpayers and make government
more efficient. Mr. Block,
however, would threaten
small businesses with higher
taxes and that is just
Diane B. Allen, of Allens
Seed in Exeter, Rhode
Island agreed that the Block
tax increase would be devastating to agriculture and
tourism businesses. “Many
Rhode Island businesses in
the agriculture and tourism
industry are struggling right
now and we simply can’t
afford another tax increase,”
stated Ms. Allen.
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Leo Robidoux – Woonsocket
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Russell A. Lacey – Glendale
Jeannine Chauvin
– Woonsocket
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Todd Gobbi – Woonsocket
Donna Dubois – Woonsocket
Jason Laird – Lincoln
Donald Nicienski – Glendale
Therese Lefebvre – Woonsocket
Maurice Cardinal – Woonsocket
Moe Brindamour – Woonsocket
June Mousseau – Woonsocket
Linda Newlands – Woonsocket
Bob Russell – Woonsocket
Pearl Lemoine – Cumberland
Betty Jacques – Mapleville
Roger Martin – Woonsocket
Joanne O’Rourke
– Woonsocket
Charles Liberto – Woonsocket
John Rogers – North Smithfield
Tom Molloy – Slatersville
John Walkow – Woonsocket
Roger Glode – North Smithfield
Robert Simmons – Uxbridge
Dennis Charrette – Woonsocket
Elaine Goulet – Woonsocket
Rick Hamel - Woonsocket
Edith Agin - Pawtucket
Edwina Babiec
– North Attleboro
Roger Bourdeau - Pawtucket
Carlos Brito - Lincoln
Patricia Corbin - Rehoboth
Victor Depina – East Providence
Aldeman Diessa
– East Providence
Bernie Diessa - Pawtucket
Al Diosa - Rumford
Elkin Diosa - Pawtucket
Scott Fitzgerald - Pawtucket
Mauricio Gomez – Central Falls
Dennis Hall - Pawtucket
Luisa Garcia - Cumberland
Mauricio Guttierrez
– Central Falls
Kenny Herrera - Cumberland
Karlene Laird - Cumberland
Joe Lopes - Lincoln
Mike Lopez – Central Falls
Kelly Mottram - Lincoln
Eunice Degre-Markley
- Pawtucket
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THE TIMES — Friday, August 15, 2014
Williams’ death draws
attention to depression
Last Monday evening, millions of
Americans were shocked to hear that 63year-old Robin Williams died from an
apparent suicide. While it was well-known
that he had a history of severe depression
and years of alcohol and drug addiction, we
were stunned by the unexpected tragic
news. Publically, Williams had it all: fame,
fortune, loyal friends, and
fans in every corner of the
globe. But like millions of
Americans he suffered in
silence trying to slay his
personal demons when he
went into substance abuse
The sudden death of this
Oscar winning actor, recognized as America’s
Herb Weiss
comic genius, squarely
puts the spotlight on
depression, a mental illness that commonly
afflicts tens of millions of Americans.
Depression becomes
public conversation
Within the first 48 hours of Williams’
suicide, The Samaritans of Rhode Island
saw an increase in calls from people concerned about loved ones and friends, says
Executive Director Denise Panichas, who
expects to also see an increase in visits to
her Pawtucket-based nonprofit’s website.
Last year, its website received more than
50,000 visitors.
Panichas says, “William’s death reinforces the fact that suicide knows no
boundaries, it being a relentless demon
afflicting both rich or poor, and those having access to therapy or medical care and
those not having it.
According to the Woonsocket resident,
William’s suicide has raised the awareness
of suicide prevention in a way that millions
of dollars in public health announcements
could never have done. “William’s movies
as well as his dedication to community
service resonate with multiple generations,”
says Panichas, stressing that his six-plus
decades had value “which will live on.”
Williams substance abuse problems also
highlights the need for more awareness as
to how addictions can be a risk factor for
depression and suicide, states Panichas,
who observes that throughout the country,
in ever city and town, budgets for substance
abuse treatment are being decimated, she
“Promoting wellness and preventing
addictions will always be a big challenge
but we must do more if we want to see a
decrease in suicides,” says Panichas. .
Panichas expects the death of Williams,
an internationally-acclaimed movie star,
will have an impact on fundraising for suicide prevention or addiction and depression
prevention programs. She has seen an
increase in donations from Rhode Islanders
as well as from around the country.
“One donor gave a donation in memory
of ‘Mork.’ The donations coming in may be
small but every one counts toward keeping
our programs available to the public,” says
Panichas, noting that over the years public
funding has “been drying up.” The
Samaritans of RI is using more creative
fundraising structures, like crowdfunding
( and
other social venture sites to create new revenue streams for her nonprofit, she adds.
An illness that can affect anyone
Lisa B. Shea, MD, medical director of
Providence-based Butler Hospital,
Providence, learned of William’s suicide by
a CNN alert on her IPhone. To the boardcertified psychiatrist who serves as a clinical associate professor at Brown
University’s Alpert Medical School, “it was
tragic but preventable.”
Shea, a practicing psychiatrist for 20
years, notes that people who have suicidal
thoughts, like Williams, are struggling with
mental health disorders. “Their thinking can
get very dark and narrow and they believe
they have no options,” she says, oftentimes
feeling like a burden to others. “It does not
matter who you are mental illness can strike
any one regardless of their wealth and
fame,” she says.
According to Shea, the public’s interest
in Williams’ tragic death sheds light on the
fact that people can get help, and it begins
with taking a positive first step. “People
with suicidal thoughts, who feel “intensely
tortured and cannot see any way out of their
situation, can benefit from supportive therapeutic relationships, medications, and getting support from family and friends who
can push them into getting professional
help,” she says.
Shea calls on Congress and Rhode Island
state lawmakers to positively respond to the
Williams’ suicide by providing increased
funding to create access to treatment and
prevention programs and to support mental
health research.
Finally, Shea says that there are a number of telltale signs of a person expressing
hopelessness who may be thinking of ending their life. They include statements made
by someone that others are better off if he
or she were not around; excessive use of
alcohol and/or drugs; not taking care of
yourself; and giving away personal items.
When these occur, talk to the person telling
them that you care about them and are concerned for their well-being.
Adds Melinda Kulish, Ph.D., a clinical
psychologist/clinical neuropsychologist and
instructor of psychology at Harvard
Medical School, “There are also times
when depression is not easily recognizable.
Some people who are depressed experience
it most acutely when by themselves but can
appear fine, even quite happy, when they
are with other people.”
Kulish explains that, for various reasons,
some people feel the need to make others
happy. Cheering others up or making others
laugh makes them also feel happy.
“But, if that person is suffering from
depression, the happiness is fleeting — the
laughter ends and they once again feel
empty and sad. The cheering up of others is
a fix that is OUTSIDE, not inside of them.
“And drugs and alcohol can make them
feel better for a time. The high always ends,
and when alone, they feel empty and even
more depressed,” says Kulish. “There's
really good research to suggest that talking
about traumatic and upsetting events leads
to much healthier responses. The old idea,
‘I'm just not going to talk about it so it'll go
away’ doesn’t work.”
“It’s a myth that if you ask a person if
they are suicidal you will put that idea in
their heads,” says Shea.
Feeling low, a place to call
When this happens, “feeling low with
nowhere to turn,” as noted singer songwriter Bill Withers once said in a public
service announcement, there is a place to
call – The Samaritans of Rhode Island –
where trained volunteers “are there to listen.” Incorporated in 1977, the Pawtucketbased nonprofit program is dedicated to
reducing the occurrence of suicide by
befriending the desperate and lonely
throughout the state’s 39 cities and towns.
Since the inception, The Samaritans has
received more than 500,000 calls and
trained more 1,380 volunteers to answer its
confidential and anonymous
Hotline/Listening Lines.
With the first Samaritan branch started in
England in 1953, chapters can now be
found in more than 40 countries of the
world. “Samaritans, can I help you?” is quietly spoken into the phone across the world
in a multilingual chorus of voices,” notes its
Panichas notes that the communicationbased program teaches volunteers to effectively listen to people who are in crisis.
Conversations are free, confidential and,
most importantly, anonymous.
A rigorous 21-hour training program
teaches volunteers to listen to callers without expressing personal judgments or opinions. Panichas said that the listening techniques, called “befriending,” call for 90
percent listening and 10 percent talking.
Panichas noted The Samaritans of Rhode
Island Listening Line is also a much-needed
resources for caregivers and older Rhode
Other services include a peer-to-peer
grief Safe Place Support Group for those
left behind by suicide as well as community
education programs.
In 2014, The Samaritans of Rhode Island
received more than 4,000 calls and hosted
more than 50,000 visitors to its website.
The Samaritans of Rhode Island can be
the gateway to care or a “compassionate
nonjudgmental voice on the other end of
the line,” Panichas notes. “It doesn’t matter
what your problem is, be it depression, suicidal thoughts, seeking resources for mental
health services in the community or being
lonely or just needing to talk, our volunteers are there to listen.”
For persons interested in more information about suicide emergencies, The
Samaritans website,, has an emergency checklist as well
as information by city and town including
Blackstone Valley communities from
Pawtucket to Woonsocket.
For those seeking to financially support
the programs of The Samaritans of Rhode
Island, its Art Gallery and Education Center
is available to rent for special events, meetings and other types of occasions. For information on gallery rental, call the Samaritans
business line at 401-721-5220; or go
Need to Talk? Call a volunteer at The
Samaritans. Call 401.272.4044 or toll free
in RI (1-800) 365-4044.
For mental health resources, go to
Herb Weiss, LRI ’12, is a Pawtucketbased freelance writer who covers health
care, aging, and medical issues. He can be
contacted at
Years later, we’re still paying
for Bush’s invasion of Iraq
As President Obama struggles to deal
with the crisis in Iraq, it’s useful to remember who gave the world this cauldron of
woe in the first place: George W. Bush and
Dick Cheney.
Their decision to launch a foolish and
unwarranted invasion in 2003, toppling
Saddam Hussein and
destroying any vestige of
the Iraqi state, is directly
responsible for the chaos
we see today, including the
rapid advance of the wellarmed jihadist militia that
calls itself the Islamic
Bush has maintained a
circumspect silence about Eugene Robinson
the legacy his administration’s adventurism
bequeathed us. Cheney,
however, has been predictably loud and
wrong on the subject of, well, just about
“Obama’s failure to provide for a staybehind force is what created the havoc we
see in Iraq today,” Cheney told CNN last
month. “When we left, Iraq was a relatively
stable place. We defeated al-Qaeda, we had
a coalition government in place.”
Cheney predicted “the history books will
show” that Obama bears much responsibility for squandering the peace and stability
that the Bush administration left behind. If
so, they will have to be books that don’t go
back very far.
Let’s review what actually happened. The
U.S. invasion toppled a Sunni dictatorship
that had ruled brutally over Iraq’s other
major groups — the Shiite majority and the
ethnic Kurds — for decades. It seems not to
have occurred to anyone planning the invasion that long-suppressed resentments and
ambitions would inevitably surface.
The leader of that “coalition government”
Cheney mentioned, Prime Minister Nouri alMaliki, turned out not to be a Jeffersonian
democrat. Rather, his regime acted quickly
and shamelessly to advance a Shiite sectarian agenda — and to marginalize Sunnis and
What followed, predictably, was anger
and alienation among the disaffected groups.
The Kurds focused largely on fortifying
their semi-autonomy in the northeast part of
the country. Sunni tribal leaders twice cast
their lot with violent Sunni jihadist forces
that stood in opposition to the Shiite-dominated government in Baghdad — first with
al-Qaeda in Iraq and now with the Islamic
Obama opposed the U.S. invasion and
occupation from the beginning. He was
nominated and elected president largely
because of his pledge to end the war. He
withdrew all U.S. troops only after Maliki
refused to negotiate a viable agreement to
leave a residual force in place.
Could Obama have found a way to keep
more of our soldiers in Iraq if he really
wanted to? Perhaps. But this would have
required trusting Maliki, who has proved
himself a far more reliable ally to the terrorist-sponsoring government of Iran than to
the United States. And anyway, why would
U.S. forces be needed to keep the peace in
the “relatively stable” democratic Iraq of
Cheney’s hazy recollection?
As I write, Maliki has barricaded himself
inside Baghdad’s Green Zone and is refusing to leave office, despite that Iraq’s president has named a new prime minister. The
United States has joined with respected Iraqi
leaders to try to force Maliki out, but he
holds enormous power — he is not only
prime minister but also heads the Iraqi
armed forces and national police.
Rewind the clock. If there had been no
U.S. invasion, Iraqis surely would have suffered grievously under Saddam’s sadistic
rule. But at least 110,000 Iraqis — and perhaps several times that many — died violently in the war and its aftermath. Is it likely that even the bloodthirsty Saddam would
have matched that toll? Is it conceivable that
the Islamic State’s ad hoc army would have
even been able to cross the Syria-Iraq border, much less seize huge tracts of territory
and threaten religious minorities with genocide?
Even after the invasion, if the U.S. occupation force had worked to reform the Iraqi
military rather than disband it, there would
have been a professional army in place to
repel the Islamic State. If Maliki had truly
acted as the leader of the “coalition government” that Cheney describes, and not as a
glorified sectarian warlord, Sunnis likely
would have fought the Islamic State extremists rather than welcome them.
Why is Obama intervening with airstrikes
in Iraq and not in Syria, where the carnage
is much worse? My answer would be that
the United States has a special responsibility
to protect innocent civilians in Iraq —
because, ultimately, it was our nation’s irresponsibility that put their lives at risk.
Obama’s cautious approach — ask questions first, shoot later — may or may not
work. But thanks to Bush and Cheney, we
know that doing things the other way
around leads to disaster.
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The Pawtucket-based Harmony Heritage Chorus will perform on Sept. 27.
Harmony Heritage Chorus slates concert
PAWTUCKET – The Harmony
Heritage Chorus presents “Still Young
at Heart” on Saturday, Sept. 27, at 2
p.m.and 7 p.m. at the Peter Thacher
Elementary School, 150 James Street,
The concert features Harmony
Heritage Chorus under the direction of
Bob O'Connell, Trade Secret, 2013
International Senior Quartet Medalists,
Take 4, and special guests Epic, 2012
International Championship Quartet.
General admission is $15, for seniors/students: $12.
For tickets contact Barbara-Ann
MacIntosh at 401-560-0073, or Gayle Jordan at 774306-6681, .
Tickets may be held at the door. For
more information visit
Fidelity volunteers
to ‘transform’ Slater
Middle School
Returning for a second year,
hundreds of volunteers from
Smithfield-based Fidelity
Investments will be back at
Slater Middle School on
Friday, Aug. 15 to roll up
their sleeves in a public service project called “School
Transformation Day.”
In association with Serve
Rhode Island, more than 200
Fidelity volunteers will work
to renovate Slater’s learning
environments and school
grounds. Last summer the
Fidelity volunteers devoted
more than 3,200 hours at
both Slater and the adjacent
Cunningham Elementary
School as well as donating
bags of supplies for teachers.
A brief speaking program,
including representatives of
Fidelity, Serve Rhode Island
and Mayor Donald R.
Grebien’s Office, will be held
from 8:20 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.
followed by the volunteers
getting in action from 9 to 11
With nonprofit partners
and an “Adopt-a-School”
model, Fidelity’s employee
volunteer program, called
Fidelity Cares, is geared to
helping students and families
build an educational foundation to attain personal and
financial success. A cornerstone of the Fidelity Cares
program is its annual School
Transformation Days with
adopted schools across the
country in partnership with
the HandsOn Network.
Blackstone Valley
Community Chorus
holds open call
Calling all singers! The
Blackstone Valley Community
Chorus (BVCC) is a holding
an Open Call for all new and
returning members for its 2014
fall and winter season. Open
Call will take place on Sunday,
September 7, 2014 at 6:00pm
in the Douglas Municipal
Center Resource Room at 29
Depot Street, Douglas.
The BVCC, under the
direction of Diane Pollard of
Uxbridge, has been bringing
choral music to the Blackstone
Valley since 2004. The chorus
welcomes singers of various
ages and music abilities; the
only prerequisite is the ability
to carry a tune. Rehearsals will
be on Sundays, beginning
September 14th, from 6:30pm
until 8:30pm at the Douglas
Municipal Center Resource
There is a $30 membership
fee to cover minimal concert
expenses and all sheet music.
Please come to Open Call
ready to sing and with your
membership fee so you can
receive your music right away!
This season the chorus will
prepare Mozart’s Requiem for
a concert on November 21,
2014 at St. Patrick's Church in
Whitinsville. The BVCC will
once again be joined by faculty members from the Ithaca
College School of Music for a
memorable concert collaboration and will host a workshop
for area high school students
who hope to continue to study
voice in college.
RIDEM wildlife
Brown and
URI research
Amy Gottfried
Mayer check
for fur on a
“bear detector” in South
Photo by
Nora Lewis
URI, DEM researchers to
assess black bear population
KINGSTON – Biologists from the
University of Rhode Island and the Rhode
Island Department of Environmental
Management have begun a research program aimed at determining the population
and movement patterns of black bears living in the state.
“We previously thought that all of the
bears in Rhode Island were young males
that had been displaced from their mothers’ territory in Connecticut and
Massachusetts,” said URI Professor
Thomas Husband, who is leading the
project with DEM biologist Charles
Brown. “But in recent years we’ve had
reports of moms with cubs, which suggests that we may have breeding animals
in the state.”
The scientists, including URI research
associate Amy Gottfried Mayer, are setting up 42 “bear detectors” throughout
western Rhode Island to collect bear fur
that can be analyzed for its DNA. The
detectors consist of barbed wire stapled
from tree to tree in a circle with a scented
lure in the middle. When the bears rub
against the barbed wire on their way to the
lure, they leave behind fur that will help to
identify individual bears.
“Knowing individuals will tell us something about movement patterns and give
us some idea of abundance,” Husband
said. “Eventually we may be able to determine which bears are related to others and
figure out their gene flow, where the corridors are they travel along, what the barriers are to their dispersal, and better understand their ecology as they repopulate the
Black bears live in a broad range of
habitats, but they are usually found near
forests. Adult males grow fro 150 to 450
pounds, while females weigh up to 250
pounds. Although there is no historic data
about the bear population in Rhode Island,
it is believed they were wiped out during
colonial days, along with mountain lions,
wild turkeys and wolves. Bear populations
in neighboring states are estimated to have
been increasing by 7 to 8 percent annually
in recent years, which may account for
their range expansion into Rhode Island.
According to Husband, black bears
have not yet become a significant problem
in Rhode Island, although there have been
instances of the animals damaging bird
feeders and bee hives, entering chicken
coops and killing livestock.
“Bears are very adaptable and intelligent and have proven they can survive living in close proximity to humans,” said
Brown. “The challenge for wildlife managers in coming years is going to be finding the right balance between the number
of bears that the habitat we have available
can support, and the number of bears that
people are willing to tolerate.”
“We are hopeful that we can understand
these animals and their patterns as they
move into our increasingly urbanized
environment and reduce the amount of
human/wildlife conflict that arises,” added
Husband. “Just like we’ve done with coyotes and fishers, we’re all going to have to
learn to live with these animals eventually.”
This month the biologists are constructing the bear detectors, after which the sites
will be checked every week until winter,
when the bears hibernate. Bright orange
signs and reflective tape on the barbed
wire will alert people to avoid the sites.
Husband hopes to acquire GPS collars
to put on bears in the future to collect
more detailed information about their
movements. Later this year, he and
Brown also plan to initiate a similar study
of bobcats, another mammalian predator
whose numbers and habits in Rhode
Island are poorly known.
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R.W. Chatigny Funeral Home
Russell Boyle Funeral Home
151 Cross Street, Central Falls, RI 02863
331 Smith Street, Providence, RI 02908
J.J. Duffy Funeral Home
Mariani & Son Funeral Home
757 Mendon Road, Cumberland, RI 02864
200 Hawkins Street, Providence, RI 02904
Perry-McStay Funeral Home
O’Neill Funeral Home
2555 Pawtucket Avenue, E. Providence,
RI 02914 • 401-434-3885
3102 Mendon Road, Cumberland, RI 02864
Rebello Funeral Home
901 Broadway, E. Providence, RI 02914
Friday, August 15, 2014
594 Central Avenue, Pawtucket, RI • 401-722-8236 •
Mon. 9-5pm, Tues. & Wed. 9-4:30pm, Thur. & Fri. 9-6pm, Sat. 9-12pm
10 August
Central Falls
Central Falls
• Widow support group meets
every Sunday — the first two
Sundays of the month are at the
Community Chapel on Diamond
Hill Rd. The second two are at
Emerald Bay Manor, Diamond
Hill Road. All meetings 2 p.m.
Call 401-333-5815.
• Forand Manor holds Bingo
every Monday and Wednesday,
starting at 5:15 p.m.
• The Leon Mathieu Senior
Center and Shri Studio have
partnered to offer a “Yoga for
Seniors” on Tuesday mornings
from 9:30am-10:30am at Shri
Studio, 21 Broad St.,
Pawtucket. The fee for Leon
Mathieu Senior Center members is $5 per person per
month. Transportation is available from the Senior Center to
the Studio for those who need
it. For more information and/or
to register for the class please
contact the Senior Center at
• Forand Manor holds Bingo
every Monday and Wednesday,
starting at 5:15 p.m.
• The Commissioners of the
Burrillville Housing Authority will
meet in regular session at the
Burrillville Housing Authority
community room, Ashton Court,
Harrisville, at 6:30 PM.
• The Providence Children’s
Museum is open free of charge
every Friday evening through
Labor Day for a free time to
explor, splash and play.
• Sacred Heart Church, 415
Olo Street, Woonsocket, RI is
sponsoring a Casino/Bingo Bus
Trip to Foxwoods Casino on
Saturday, August 16.The cost is
$30 per person. Coffee and
donuts will be served in the
Parish Center at 7:00 a.m. and
the bus leaves at 7:30 a.m. The
bus departs from the casino at
4:00 p.m. For reservations, call
Kathy Robbio at 1-508-8838761 or Janet Ballou at 1-401787-3458.
• A yard sale and barbecue will
be held at St. John The Baptist
Romanian Orthodox Church,
501 East School St.,
Woonsocket, from 8:30 a.m. to
1 p.m. on the church grounds
(rain or shine).Pastries, soft
drinks, food, and barbecue from
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
• Remove waterchestnuts from
the Rice Pond in Uxbridge.
shifts are from nine to noon and
1 to 3 p.m.. Email for more information.
• Imagination playground at the
Providence Children’s Museum
is a time for children to play with
all sorts of toys and construct
different things.
• ‘Run for your Wife’ at Granite
Theatre. Weekends in July and
August starting July 25 at The
Granite Theatre, 1 Granite St.,
Westerly. For information visit
• Fogarty Manor Tenant
Association BINGO is open
Monday and Wednesday Nights,
doors open at 4p.m. and the
game starts at 6:30 p.m. until 8
p.m. Our address is 214
Roosevelt Ave.
• Victory day observation with
wreath-laying and and ceremony
at 11 a.m. at the corner of
Roosevelt Avenue and
Exchange Street next to the city
hall complex.
• Victory Day ceremony with
VFW Post 1271. The ceremony
will begin at 11 a.m. and will
take place at Quinn Square at
the corner of Dexter and Hunt
• Farmers’ market will be held
every Tuesday until Oct. 28th
from 3 to 6 p.m., Thundermist
Health Center of Woonsocket
parking lot, 450 Clinton St.
• Fogarty Manor Tenant
Association BINGO is open
Monday and Wednesday Nights,
doors open at 4p.m. and the
game starts at 6:30 p.m. until 8
p.m. Our address is 214
• A regular meeting of the
Burrillville Housing Authority is at
the authority’s community room
on Ashton Court in Harrisville at
6:30 p.m.
• Scott Jablonski is coming to
the Cumberland Public Library
as Ben Franklin in what promises to be an educational and
amusing event. Tickets are available at the library for a nominal
fee of 50 cents starting Aug. 4.
• Weekly concerts outside at
Daggett Farm at Slater Park run
from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
• The Woonsocket Harris
Public Library invites you to
bring your imagination to the
library and build Lego creations
with new friends. The event runs
from 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Completed Lego creations may
be displayed in our display case
in the children’s room.
An adult must be with the child
at all times in the program room
for safety.
Great for ages 5 & up.
• There will be a BlackstoneMillville district regional school
committee meeting at 7 p.m. in
the FWH Middle School Library
and media center located on
Federal Street.
• Rhode Island Watercolor society fundraiser and art exhibition
from 5 to 8 p.m.Tickets are $10
for exhibiting artists and $20 for
general admission.
Central Falls
Central Falls
East Providence
• Widow support group meets
every Sunday — the first two
Sundays of the month are at the
Community Chapel on Diamond
Hill Rd. The second two are at
Emerald Bay Manor, Diamond
Hill Road. All meetings 2 p.m.
Call 401-333-5815
• Forand Manor holds Bingo
every Monday and Wednesday,
starting at 5:15 p.m.
• Applications due by noon for
those who wish to apply to be a
Central Falls police officer. Visit for more
• Forand Manor holds Bingo
every Monday and Wednesday,
starting at 5:15 p.m.
• Farmers Market at the Weaver
Library from 4 to 7 p.m. The
market features fresh produce,
entertainment and workshops.
• The Providence Children’s
Museum is open free of charge
every Friday evening through
Labor Day for a free time to
explor, splash and play.
• The Leon Mathieu Senior
Center and Shri Studio have
partnered to offer a “Yoga for
Seniors” on Tuesday mornings
from 9:30am-10:30am at Shri
Studio, 21 Broad St.,
Pawtucket. The fee for Leon
Mathieu Senior Center members is $5 per person per
month. Transportation is available from the Senior Center to
the Studio for those who need
it. For more information and/or
to register for the class please
contact the Senior Center at
• H.P. Lovecraft readathon at
the Providence Public Library. In
celebration of the late author’s
birthday, there will be an interactive, multimedia reading event of
some of Lovecraft’s most-loved
works. Refreshments will be
served and there will be musical
performances as well. The cost
is $10 per person and tickets
can be purchased at or by emailing
• ‘Run for Your Wife’ at Granite
Theatre. Weekends in July and
August starting July 25 at The
Granite Theatre, 1 Granite St.,
Westerly. For information visit
North Smithfield
• The Jesse Liam Band will perform at 6 p.m. at the Slatersville
Church Common. Bring lawn
chairs and blankets and enjoy
your evening on the Common.
This event is free to the public
and features face painting for
children. The church kitchen
opens at 5:30 p.m. and offers
grilled foods and ice cream.
• Fogarty Manor Tenant
Association BINGO is open
Monday and Wednesday Nights,
doors open at 4p.m. and the
game starts at 6:30 p.m. until 8
p.m. Our address is 214
Roosevelt Ave.
• Woonsocket Council Knights
of Columbus 113 will host the
Installation of Officers at All
Saints Parish on Rathbun St. at
7 p.m.. This is an open meeting
for all members, family and
friends. The public is welcome.
• Farmers’ market will be held
every Tuesday until Oct. 28th
from 3 to 6 p.m., Thundermist
Health Center of Woonsocket
parking lot, 450 Clinton St.
• Fogarty Manor Tenant
Association BINGO is open
Monday and Wednesday Nights,
doors open at 4p.m. and the
game starts at 6:30 p.m. until 8
p.m. Our address is 214
• Weekly concerts outside at
Daggett Farm at Slater Park run
from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
• Open house for the Hope
Street childcare center from 6 to
8 p.m. Parents are welcome to
come and see what the center
• The James Michael Ray
Memorial Chapter #818 of the
Vietnam Vetreans of America will
meet at 7 p.m. at the Lincoln
Senior Center on Jenckes Hill
Road. Dinner will be served at
6 p.m. and all Vietnam War veterans are welcome. Call Joe
Gamache at 401-651-6060 for
more information.
• The Woonsocket Harris
Public Library invites you to
bring your imagination to the
library and build Lego creations
with new friends. The event runs
from 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Completed Lego creations may
be displayed in our display case
in the children’s room.
An adult must be with the child
at all times in the program room
for safety.
Great for ages 5 & up.
• Summer cookout hosted by
the St. Joseph Veterans
Association. There will be burgers and hot dogs for sale with all
the fixings. There will also be all
sorts of games. It begins at
noon at 99 Louise St.
Central Falls
Central Falls
East Providence
North Kingstown
• Widow support group meets
every Sunday — the first two
Sundays of the month are at the
Community Chapel on Diamond
Hill Rd. The second two are at
Emerald Bay Manor, Diamond
Hill Road. All meetings 2 p.m.
Call 401-333-5815
• Applications due by noon for
those who wish to apply to be a
Central Falls police officer. Visit for more
• Farmers’ market will be held
every Tuesday until Oct. 28th
from 3 to 6 p.m., Thundermist
Health Center of Woonsocket
parking lot, 450 Clinton St.
• Forand Manor holds Bingo
every Monday and Wednesday,
starting at 5:15 p.m.
• Farmers Market at the Weaver
Library from 4 to 7 p.m. The
market features fresh produce,
entertainment and workshops.
• The Providence Children’s
Museum is open free of charge
every Friday evening through
Labor Day for a free time to
explor, splash and play.
• June-August every ThursdaySunday from 12-3p.m. at
Smith's Castle, 55 Richard
Smith Drive, North Kingstown.
Enjoy a tour of the earliest
stages of Rhode Island History.
Admission is $6 for adults and
$2 for children. For more information visit or call
• ‘Run for your Wife’ at Granite
Theatre. Weekends in July and
August starting July 25 at The
Granite Theatre, 1 Granite St.,
Westerly. For information visit
• Fogarty Manor Tenant
Association BINGO is open
Monday and Wednesday Nights,
doors open at 4p.m. and the
game starts at 6:30 p.m. until 8
p.m. Our address is 214
Roosevelt Ave.
• Mondays in July and August
from 7 to 9 p.m. at
Narragansett Town Beach.
Performances include Jason
Colonies, Shawn Reilly, Boat
Cake, Karaoke with Stella
Tunes, Larry Martinelli and
Brass Force. For information
• Widow support group meets
every Sunday — the first two
Sundays of the month are at the
Community Chapel on Diamond
Hill Rd. The second two are at
Emerald Bay Manor, Diamond
Hill Road. All meetings 2 p.m.
Call 401-333-5815
• Fogarty Manor Tenant
Association BINGO is open
Monday and Wednesday Nights,
doors open at 4p.m. and the
game starts at 6:30 p.m. until 8
p.m. Our address is 214
Roosevelt Ave.
• Weekly concerts outside at
Daggett Farm at Slater Park run
from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
• Major Walter G. Gatchell VFW
Post 306, 171 Fountain St., will
hold an all-you-can-eat spaghetti
and meatball dinner from 4 to 7
p.m. $8 per person at the foor.
For more information, please
call 401-722-7146.
• St. Stanislaus Parish, 174
Harris Ave., will host its fifth
annual Polkabration starting at
noon, featuring a flea market
and traditional Polish kitchen:
pierogi, golombki, grilled kielbasa and more. Kitchen open
at noon; Polish music starts at
3 p.m.
•St. Agatha’s Parish will be having its annual yard sale from 9
a.m. until 3 p.m.
The sale is at the Parish hall, on
the corner of Logee Street and
Fairfield Avenue.
North Kingstown
• The Blackstone Valley
Independent Business Alliance
and the Northern Rhode Island
Chamber of Commerce will
have a cash mob at 6 p.m.
Meet at the Lincoln High school
parking lot and the names of the
business being “cash mobbed”
will be announced. This is a
chance to meet new people,
spend money and have fun.
• June to August every
Thursday-Sunday from 12 t]io 3
p.m. at Smith's Castle, 55
Richard Smith Drive, North
Kingstown. Enjoy a tour of the
earliest stages of Rhode Island
History. Admission is $6 for
adults and $2 for children. For
more information visit or call
• The Cumberland-Lincoln
Community Chorus will have an
open house at 6:30 p.m. All are
welcomed and an audition is not
needed. This is for all who enjoy
singing and music.
The open house will be at
Wesley United Methodist
Church located on 55
Woodland Street in Lincoln.
Visit for more
• Fogarty Manor Tenant
Association BINGO is open
Monday and Wednesday Nights,
doors open at 4p.m. and the
game starts at 6:30 p.m. until 8
p.m. Our address is 214
Roosevelt Ave.
• Weekly concerts outside at
Daggett Farm at Slater Park run
from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
• The Jimmy "2 Suits" Capone
Blues Bash will be at 8
Chan’s Fine Oriental Dining on
Main Street.
“2 Suits” leads the way to an
entertaining, high energy
evening of great music & fun.
Tickets are $20. Doors open an
hour and a half before the show
for dinner.
for more information.
• The French Heritage Festival
and soiree will be from 9 a.m. to
3 p.m. at River Island Park.
Music by Fleur de Lis will run
from 10 a.m. to noon and music
by Mathieu Allard will go from
12:30 to 3 p.m.
• Farmers’ market will be held
every Tuesday until Oct. 28th
from 3 to 6 p.m., Thundermist
Health Center of Woonsocket
parking lot, 450 Clinton St.
Central Falls
• Forand Manor holds Bingo
every Monday and Wednesday,
starting at 5:15 p.m.
East Providence
• Farmers Market at the Weaver
Library from 4 to 7 p.m. The
market features fresh produce,
entertainment and workshops.
• The Arts Guild of Woonsocket
Gallery and Retail Space will
hold its grand re-opening at
Stage Right Studio for Arts &
Wellness, 68 South Main St.,
from 6 to 8 p.m. There will be
complimentary hors d'oeuvres
and live music.
• The Leon Mathieu Senior
Center and Shri Studio have partnered to offer a “Yoga for
Seniors” on Tuesday mornings
from 9:30am-10:30am at Shri
Studio, 21 Broad St., Pawtucket.
The fee for Leon Mathieu Senior
Center members is $5 per person per month.
Send your community events to or
Friday, August 15, 2014
Man’s affair has ended, but
marriage remains in limbo
DEAR ABBY: My husband of 30 years had an
affair a year and a half ago.
We struggled through the
aftermath and are trying to
restart our relationship. He
remained in touch with the
other woman until she finally pulled the plug on him,
and now he has no interest
in talking with me about our
relationship or how to
improve it.
He is distant and refuses
to say “I love you.” He
doesn’t initiate hugs or kisses. He will initiate sex every
so often, but I am usually
the one who seems to need
more contact.
When I question him, he
tells me everything is all
right and I am making a
mountain out of a molehill.
We have good times, but I
really feel his lack of affection.
I don’t want to leave this
man. I love him dearly and
have for many years. Should
I keep waiting for the
renewal or has my membership here lapsed and I’m just
kidding myself?
Because you love him dearly
and don’t want to leave him,
stay put. However, everything isn’t all right, and you
are not making a mountain
out of a molehill. Your husband appears to be punish-
Jeanne Phillips
ing you for something, and
unless you get to the bottom
of it, your relationship with
him will remain icy cold.
A licensed marriage
counselor may be able to
help you rebuild your relationship, but it won’t happen
unless he is willing to try. If
he isn’t, then you should go
without him and let the therapist help you decide if this
is the way you want to live
the rest of your life.
will print this, it would help
pharmacy technicians everywhere.
Drive-thru windows are
for convenience, not
SPEED. We are not handing
out hamburgers. But if you
have new insurance, ques-
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ARIES (March 21-April 19).
There’s something about imagining what that far-off person is
doing in his or her faraway land.
It’s exciting and wondrous —
entertainment in and of itself.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20).
Reconfigure. Take things apart
and juxtapose them differently.
There might not be a way to
work this out, but if you experiment a bit, you can always say
that it’s not for a lack of trying.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21).
Did you ever stop to wonder
whether the rules you are following are arbitrary? Indeed, some
of them don’t make much sense,
and that will be glaringly apparent in today’s action.
CANCER (June 22-July 22).
You have a checklist of achievements in the back of your mind.
You know life is not all about
that list, and yet you can’t help
but notice that the people you
want to be like have a similar
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You
can make things happen, and
you’ll let the others know that
you’re in charge. It’s not that you
want to be the leader. It’s just
that you notice that someone has
to lead, and you figure it might as
well be you.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). It
is said that books allow you to
live out different lives within
your own. What you read today
will shift your thinking. The
slight adjustment will enhance
your future.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23).
Small victories lead to big victories. If you can conquer a minor
issue, you will grow in confidence and tackle the major
issues, too. What’s the next thing
you’ll do?
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21).
A talk with the boss about your
future is advised, or the current
situation could go on for
months. Tonight you’ll figure out
what someone needs and provide it. They’ll call it magic.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22Dec. 21). You have enough energy, motivation and stamina for
two people, which is a good
thing because your partner might
be dragging. Don’t go in like
gangbusters; match his or her
pace first, and then slowly pick it
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan.
19). A shining idea you have this
afternoon is worth looking into.
Should it be a reality show? At
the very least, it’s the source of a
few laughs — so share it with
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb.
18). A gentle, patient approach
will draw a reticent person to the
palm of your hand. The right
companion brings maximum satisfaction to your personal life.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20).
Consider all that you’ve done
well lately. It’s not something
you normally would think about,
but your confidence will be
boosted if you make a list. An
opportunity is coming up. Build
your confidence now to get
ready for it.
tions for a pharmacist, a
large order or anything out
of the ordinary, please come
into the store. To do otherwise is rude to the people in
line behind you who will
blame us because they had
to wait.
You take a new insurance
card to your doctor, and you
should do the same at the
pharmacy. We’re not psychic
and we don’t automatically
know your insurance has
changed. Entering new data
correctly is time-consuming,
and you are not the only one
who “forgot” — so refrain
from directing your impatience at us.
Don’t hang onto a new
prescription for weeks and
present it to us in a hurry.
Bring it to the pharmacy to
be placed in your file, then
call a day ahead to say you
want it filled. Call in
advance for maintenance
drugs, too. That way, you
won’t have to wait for your
Do not panic about holidays, weekends or weather.
WE ARE OPEN. We will
need the prescription number or name to fill it correctly.
Pay close attention to the
number of refills and the
expiration dates on each
vial. If you are out of refills,
obviously we can’t fill it
without a new prescription
from your doctor.
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Abby, we start early, stay
late and skip breaks to help
the sick. Common sense and
accountability are needed.
We are here to help patients
efficiently and courteously.
Please remind your readers
that pharmacy employees
deserve the same in return.
TECH: My hat is off to you
and I’m glad to help. Your
suggestions are sensible.
Customer service is one of
the hardest jobs in the world,
and working with people
who are sick, hungry or
stressed can make it even
more difficult.
Readers, losing one’s
temper and being rude will
not improve service, and
may impede it. I have found
that the process of picking
up and dropping off prescriptions goes more
smoothly if it’s done at other
than peak hours.
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Friday, August 15, 2014
Today’s Forecast
Wind (knots)
Merrimack to
Chatham to
Watch Hill
SW 15-10
SW 5-10
SW 6-10
WSW 5-10
Seas (feet)
Visibility (miles)
Kelly Bates’ Southern New England Area Forecast
Dry and comfortable air is settling in through Saturday. Expect sunny and cool
Mostly Sunny
Chc. Shower
mornings through the first half of the weekend. The afternoons will have puffy, fair-
this will be our next chance for showers.
weather clouds and high temperatures about 5 degrees cooler than average.
Humidity and clouds will increase for Sunday and with a cold front coming through,
Five Day Forecast data supplied by Storm Team 10
Above, the steamship Mackinac is pictured in a photo from the
Pawtucket Historic Research Center.
Left, Mary Thornhill, whose sister was killed in the Mackinac
disaster, pauses with her daughter Barbara Thornhill after laying a wreath at the stone marker for the victims at Festival Pier.
Below, City Councilor Mark Wildenhain, whose family lost
three members with two others severely injured in the
Mackinac tragedy, addresses the memorial gathering.
Submitted photos
Ceremony marks anniversary of 1925 Mackinac steamer disaster
Relatives, descendants and
supporters of those lost in the
Mackinac steamship disaster
that claimed 55 lives, including many people from
Pawtucket, gathered along
Festival Pier Thursday for a
memorial ceremony in observance of the Aug. 18, 1925
For Mary Thornhill, 97, of
Pawtucket, the 89 years since
the tragedy, which claimed
the life of her 19-year-old sister Mary McClelland, have
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not dimmed the events of that
day in her memory. “I
remember that day. We waited on the porch for her to
come home.”
“She lived a whole day
with all those burns,” related
Thornhill’s daughter, Barbara
Thornhill. “My uncle Mickey
took care of his twin sister” in
the Newport hospital where
most victims were taken and
staff was overwhelmed. “She
died a day later.”
Today the recreational
pier, currently undergoing a
$2 million renovation, is
very different from the facility that once had passengers
crowding ticket windows for
excursions to Newport,
Mark Wildenhain said in
recalling a relative’s memories of the pier’s commercial
Wildenhain, a city councilor, said that three family
members – Donald
Wildenhain, Mary Grace
Wildenhain and 5-year-old
Frances McElroy – died in
the accident, while his uncle
and aunt, John and Madeleine
Wildenhain, were severely
injured. Wildenhain
expressed his thanks to
Mayor Donald R. Grebien for
supporting the ceremony to
assure that the disaster will
not be forgotten.
Dylan Zelazo, a
spokesman for the mayor
who was ill and unable to
attend, noted that families
such as the Wildenhains and
Gilligans impacted by the
tragedy had gone on to
become public officials and
contribute to the city.
The Rev. Joseph Paquette,
Left, Family, descendants and
supporters of those who died or
were injured in the disaster gather for memorial ceremony held
Thursday at Festival Pier.
Below left, the Rev. Joseph
Paquette said the disaster
showed “life is beautiful but also
Below, the Mackinac marker is
in his invocation at the ceremony, said, “We are reminded always that life is beautiful
but also fragile. Treasure
every day that we have and
never take a loved one for
In time for the ceremony, a
stone marker memorializing
the Mackinac tragedy was
moved to a more central area
of the pier site and installed
within a circular cement border at the base of a nautical
style multi-armed flagpole,
which Thursday flew the
American, State of Rhode
Island, City of Pawtucket and
POW flags which snapped in
a sunny breeze. Wildenhain
assisted Mary and Barbara
Thornhill in laying a wreath
at the marker.
On that fateful day in
1925, 677 passengers, according to contemporary news
accounts, were aboard the
Mackinac shortly after it left
Newport to return to
Pawtucket when its boiler,
later found to have been
defective, exploded. Besides
the 55 killed, scores suffered
severe burns and other
injuries. More than 20 of
those on the initial list of
those killed were from
Pawtucket, with others from
Central Falls, Providence,
Attleboro, East Providence
and New York City.
Blackstone Valley
THE TIMES, Friday, August 15, 2014 — B1
Cumberland American steps
on World Series stage tonight
Tonight: Cumberland American (New England representative).
vs. Pearland, Texas (Southwest representative), 8 p.m. (ESPN)
If Cumberland American wins tonight, they will play the winner
of today’s Mid-Atlantic-Southeast winner Sunday at 7 p.m.
ERNEST A. BROWN / Blackstone Valley Sports photo
Fans from around the world mingle and congregate outside Howard J. Lamade Stadium, home of
the Little League World Series that takes place every year at this time in Williamsport, Pa.
If Cumberland American loses tonight, they play the loser
of today’s Mid-Atlantic-Southeast winner Saturday at 7 p.m.
No.2, Nick Croteau
No.9, Tyler Provost
No.3, Tyler Shaw
No.10, C.J. Davock
No.4, John Belisle
No.15, Jayden Struble
No.6, Trey Bourque
No.16, Sean Meers
No.7, Mason Matos
No.17, Addison Kopack
Main photo: GENE PUSKAR / Associated Press; Player photos: ERNEST A. BROWN / Blackstone Valley Sports
No.8, Brendan Wright
The Cumberland American players and coaches proudly display the New England Champions banner during
Thursday’s ceremonies that officially signaled the start of the 2014 Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa.
Cumberland American’s first game takes place tonight against Pearland, Texas.
No.22, Trey Thibeault
At long last, CALL set to get down to business
Special to The Times
players are having as much fun as the players
from 2011 did.
The coaches, though, have changed their
message a bit this time.
The Cumberland American Little League is
back at the Little League World Series for a
second time in four years. And this time it
thinks it can stay a little longer.
Locals hope to hang around LLWS a bit longer this time
The New England champions went 1-2
three years ago, being eliminated after their
first two games and then winning a consolation game. Lessons were learned and expectations are a little different this time.
“We’re so glad to be here and just as excited, but we’re more in tune that we belong,”
said Cumberland manager Dave Belisle, also
the manager from the 2011 team.
“The first time we were surprised and I
think now we belong. We can play with these
teams. We didn’t know that the first time
because we were just so excited about being
here. We’re trying to give them the confidence
to go for it.”
Cumberland plays its first Series game at 8
p.m., Friday when it faces Southwest champion Pearland, Texas at Lamade Stadium. Texas
enters the game undefeated this summer.
Cumberland has one loss, to Fairfield (Conn.)
American during New England Regional pool
play. CALL redeemed itself against
Connecticut courtesy of a come-from-behind
10-6 win in last Saturday’s final in Bristol,
“The one thing we don’t want to do is spoil
See CALL, page B3
Proud to support The Cumberland American Little League Team.
Good luck in the Little League World Series!
Coverage provided by Navigant Credit Union.
Friday, August 15, 2014
2014 Little League World Series Glance
By The Associated Press
All Times EDT
At South Williamsport, Pa.
GREAT LAKES, Chicago; MID-ATLANTIC, Philadelphia; MIDWEST, Rapid
City, S.D.; NEW ENGLAND, Cumberland American; NORTHWEST,
Lynnwood, Wash.; SOUTHEAST, Nashville, Tenn.; SOUTHWEST,
Pearland, Texas; WEST, Las Vegas
Vancouver, B.C.; CARIBBEAN, Humacao, Puerto Rico; EUROPE &
AFRICA, Brno, Czech Republic; JAPAN, Tokyo; LATIN AMERICA,
Maracaibo, Venezuela; MEXICO, Guadalupe, Nuevo Leon
Double Elimination
Thursday, Aug. 14
Game 1: Seoul 10, Brno 3
Game 2: Chicago 12, Lynnwood 2, 5 innings
Game 3: Humacao 16, Perth 3, 4 innings
Game 4: Las Vegas 12, Rapid City 2
Friday, Aug. 15
Game 5: Vancouver vs. Guadalupe, 1 p.m.
Game 6: Philadelphia vs. Nashville, 3 p.m.
Game 7: Tokyo vs. Maracaibo, 5 p.m.
Game 8: Pearland vs. Cumberland American, 8 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 16
Game 9: Brno vs. Perth, Noon
Game 10: Lynnwood vs. Rapid City, 2 p.m.
Game 11: Loser G5 vs. Loser G7, 5 p.m.
Game 12: Loser G6 vs. Loser G8, 7 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 17
Game 13: Seoul vs. Humacao, Noon
Game 14: Chicago vs. Las Vegas, 2 p.m.
Game 15: Winner G5 vs. Winner G7, 5 p.m.
Game 16: Winner G6 vs. Winner G8, 7 p.m.
Monday, Aug. 18
Loser G9 vs. Loser G10, 11 a.m.
Game 17: Winner G9 vs. Loser G15, 1 p.m.
Game 18: Winner G10 vs. Loser G16, 3 p.m.
Game 19: Winner G11 vs. Loser G13, 6 p.m.
Game 20: Winner G12 vs. Loser G14, 8 p.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 19
Loser G11 vs. Loser G12, Noon
Game 21: Winner G17 vs. Winner G19, 3 p.m.
Game 22: Winner G18 vs. Winner G20, 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 20
Game 23: Winner G13 vs. Winner G15, 3 p.m.
Game 24: Winner G14 vs. Winner G16, 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 21
Game 25: Winner G21 vs. Loser G23, 3 p.m.
Game 26: Winner G22 vs. Loser G24, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 23
International Championship
Winner G23 vs. Winner G25, 12:30 p.m.
United States Championship
Winner G24 vs. winner G26, 3:30 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 24
At Lamade Stadium
Third Place
Loser G27 vs. Loser G28, 10 a.m.
World Championship
Winner G27 vs. Winner G28, 3 p.m.
Saturday, August 23
CUMBERLAND — Yo Raymond Memorial 5K, 9 a.m., Scenic 5K event that
starts and finishes at Camp Ker Anna. 401-413-8167or
Saturday, August 30
PAWTUCKET — PawSox 5k Race/Walk, 9 a.m., McCoy Stadium, 1 Columbus
Ave., T-shirts to the first 500. Cash & prize package to top male and female overall, $25, visit for more information.
Pawtucket Country Club
Ladies Day — Best Ball of Twosome
Thursday, August 7
Gross (95): Diane Faford & Sue Crawford
Net (70): Lisa Spencer & Christie May-Carraher
Net (72): Kathy Murray & Charlene Crisafi
Net (72): Pat Macisaac & Jane Green
High-flying Griner
set for MSG debut
NEW YORK (AP) — Brittney Griner looked relaxed at
shoot-around Tuesday before the Phoenix Mercury's game
against the New York Liberty, running drills, shooting free
throws and chatting with teammates while trying half-court
There weren't any dunks at the end of practice, and none
during the Mercury's 76-64 win Tuesday night.
The 6-foot-8 Griner brought her slam-dunking skills to
Madison Square Garden in her pro debut there, and helped her
team secure home-court advantage throughout the WNBA
playoffs and move a step closer to possibly become the first
team to reach 30 wins during the regular season.
Griner wouldn't commit to dunking at the Garden, but said,
"If it's there, I will dunk it. But I'm not going to force it."
The Mercury improved the best record in the WNBA to 274, with three games left.
Griner began the day averaging 15.7 points and 7.9
rebounds while leading the league in blocks at nearly 4.0 per
game. Her improved shot-making and defensive presence
helped Phoenix go on a 16-game winning streak before it was
snapped by the Minnesota Lynx two weeks ago.
On The Banner
April 11, 2014 - Burrillville second baseman Tyler Loynds (7)
fields the ball hit by North Smithfield batter Josh Labonte
during the top of the 2nd inning at Eccleston Field Friday.
Loynds followed through on the play with the out at first
base. Ernest A. Brown/RIMG photo
Pawtucket Red Sox photo
Former Red Sox pitcher Pedro Martinez looks on during a bullpen session at McCoy Stadium in April 2013. On Thursday,
Martinez was formally inducted into the Red Sox Hall of Fame along with fellow pitcher Roger Clemens, shortstop Nomar
Garciaparra and longtime broadcaster Joe Castiglione. Pictured with Martinez is PawSox pitching coach Rich Sauveur and
pitcher Rubby De La Rosa (41).
Clemens sticks to his guns on PED issue
BOSTON— Roger Clemens took
advantage of his induction into the
Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame to throw
batting practice to two of his sons on
the field at Fenway Park. Then, it was
off to Chicago to see another son play
in a high school All-America game at
Wrigley Field.
But at no point in his busy schedule,
the seven-time Cy Young winner said,
does he spend any time worrying about
whether he will eventually gain election
to the National Baseball Hall of Fame
in Cooperstown, New York.
"If it happens, it happens. It's not
going to change me as a person,"
Clemens said at Fenway on Thursday
morning. "It's not why I played the
game. When I was out there and I was
doing it, I did it to the best of my ability, and I worked my tail off."
Clemens was inducted into the Red
Sox hall during a lunchtime ceremony
along with Pedro Martinez, Nomar
Garciaparra and longtime broadcaster
Joe Castiglione. They were recognized
on the field during a 20-minute ceremony that included highlights and prerecorded speeches played on the centerfield scoreboard before Thursday
night's game against the Houston
Clemens received a polite applause
from the crowd, while Garciaparra and
Martinez were given rousing ovations.
The four received plaques and stood at
the edge of the mound before throwing
out ceremonial first pitches. Martinez
was given an additional plaque commemorating his 17-strikeout, one-hitter
in Yankee Stadium on Sept. 10, 1999.
But it is the celebration of the hardthrowing Texan that has attracted the
most attention, bringing him back to the
organization that drafted him out of college and helped him develop into a star.
Clemens pitched 13 years in Boston,
winning his first three Cy Young
Awards and as many games in a Red
Sox uniform as Cy Young himself.
In 1996, though, he had a bitter split
with the team and signed as a free
agent with the Toronto Blue Jays —
earning the Cy Young in both his seasons there — and he seemed to seal the
divorce when he went to the reviled
New York Yankees. His returns to
Boston were great theater, with the
local fans turning on their onetime hero
in favor of newcomers — including
When he retired, Clemens had
amassed 354 wins, and his 4,672 strikeouts are third in baseball history. His
seven coronations as the top pitcher in
the AL is also unprecedented; he also
won the 1986 AL MVP, and twice
struck out a record 20 batters in a
But Clemens' reputation across baseball — and especially Boston — suffered again when he was featured in the
Mitchell Report on performanceenhancing drug use in baseball.
Although he has been eligible for the
past two Cooperstown elections,
Clemens has received about one-third
of the votes (with three-fourths needed
for election), despite on-field accomplishments that would otherwise make
him a sure-fire candidate.
"I don't know if it's that important,"
Clemens said, adding that he has visited
the museum, where mementoes of his
career are featured, and always receives
a warm welcome. "It's not something I
sit up and worry about every day. I've
been far too busy to worry about that. I
know what I did in my career and how
I did it, and I did it right."
Martinez did not seem to care
whether Clemens "did it right." But the
Dominican who inherited the role of
ace in the Red Sox rotation said he
would like to see Clemens take his spot
in the hall anyway.
"In my heart, if you asked me before
any of that (steroid allegations), I
would say 'Yes, 100 percent,' without
looking back," Martinez said, referring
to Clemens and slugger Barry Bonds.
"It's not just their performances, it's
how they dominated."
Martinez pitched seven years in
Boston and was the star of the staff that
won the 2004 World Series to end the
franchise's 86-year title drought. In
1999-2000, he went 41-10 with an
ERA of 1.90 — one of the greatest
stretches for a pitcher in baseball history.
Garciaparra was Martinez's teammate then, and now works on the
Dodgers' broadcast crew. And when
fans ask if he's ever seen anyone as
good as Los Angeles left-hander
Clayton Kershaw, who has won two Cy
Young Awards so far and is 14-2 with a
1.78 ERA this season, he has a ready
"Hang on," Garciaparra says, "I got
to play with Pedro Martinez. He is not
there yet. But he's definitely special."
Manfred elected next commissioner
BALTIMORE (AP) — Rob Manfred
was elected baseball's 10th commissioner Thursday, winning a three-man competition to succeed Bud Selig and given
a mandate by the tradition-bound sport
to recapture young fans and speed play
in an era that has seen competition
increase and attention spans shrink.
The 55-year-old, who has worked for
Major League Baseball in roles with
ever-increasing authority since 1998,
will take over from the 80-year-old
Selig on Jan. 25. It's a generational
change much like the NBA undertook
when Adam Silver, then 51, replaced
71-year-old David Stern as commissioner in February. And like Silver, he was
his boss's pick.
Manfred beat out Boston Red Sox
Chairman Tom Werner in the first contested vote for a new commissioner in
46 years. The third candidate, MLB
Executive Vice President of Business
Tim Brosnan, dropped out just before
the start of balloting.
"I am tremendously honored by the
confidence that the owners showed in
me today," Manfred said. "I have very
big shoes to fill."
Selig has led baseball since
September 1992, first as chairman of
the sport's executive council following
Fay Vincent's forced resignation and as
commissioner since July 1998.
After announcing his intention to
retire many times only to change his
mind, he said last September that he
really, truly planned to leave in January
One baseball executive who attended
the meeting, speaking on condition of
anonymity because details of the 4 1/2hour session were not be divulged, said
Manfred was elected on approximately
the sixth ballot.
The initial vote was 20-10 for
Manfred, three short of the required
three-quarters majority.
His total increased to 21 on the second and 22 on the third. While teams
put written ballots into envelopes, keeping their choices secret, from team official speeches it was evident that Tampa
Bay's Stuart Sternberg and Milwaukee's
Mark Attanasio likely switched, the person said.
Manfred's total dropped to 20, then
increased to 22 before a dinner break.
He got the needed 23rd vote on the
next, apparently from Washington.
Owners then made the final vote unanimous. The person said it appeared
Arizona, Boston, the Chicago White
Sox, Cincinnati, the Los Angeles
Angels, Oakland and Toronto had been
the final holdouts.
Brady, McCoy lead offenses of 2013 playoff teams
FOXBORO (AP) — Still wearing
their uniforms, Tom Brady and LeSean
McCoy smiled and chatted with each
other after their teams' joint practice.
Two of the busiest and best players
at their positions won't have such relaxing moments when they're playing
Friday night's preseason matchup
between the New England Patriots and
Philadelphia Eagles will be the only
meeting between the teams this season,
unless they meet in a rematch of the
2005 Super Bowl.
After the Patriots made it to the AFC
championship game last season and the
Eagles reached the playoffs under new
coach Chip Kelly for the first time in
three years, that prospect isn't so
McCoy led the NFL with 1,607
yards rushing and 314 attempts. His
5.12 yards per carry were second
Eagles, Patriots lock horns tonight in Foxboro
among runners with more than 10 rushes per game.
But the Eagles also have Nick Foles,
who led the NFL in passer rating, wide
receiver Jeremy Maclin, back after
missing all last season with a torn ACL,
and new running back Darren Sproles.
Maclin may sit out Friday night's
game after sustaining a hamstring
injury Wednesday that kept him from
practicing Thursday. He didn't think it
was serious.
Brady also has plenty, especially if
tight end Rob Gronkowski can stay
healthy after being limited to seven
games by back, forearm and knee
injuries. Julian Edelman had a careerhigh 105 receptions and running back
Stevan Ridley is a threat if he can solve
his fumbling issues.
It all starts with Brady, who is likely
to play Friday night after missing the
Patriots' 23-6 loss to the Washington
Redskins in the opener.
He had the fifth-most pass attempts
and fourth-most completions last season.
It was one of the poorest of his 14
full seasons, but the absence of
Gronkowski and a deep receiving threat
limited his options.
The addition of wide receiver
Brandon LaFell as a free agent gives
him another.
"He's added a lot," Brady said. "He
does a great job out there getting open.
He just keeps making more plays. It's
really fun for a quarterback to see guys
out there really working hard to make
the improvements and then really do it,
and, hopefully, it continues to carry
Friday, August 15, 2014
Stewart to skip Cup
event at Michigan
Too much controversy surrounding popular driver
ERNEST A. BROWN / Blackstone Valley Sports photo
All signs point to Cumberland American manager Dave Belisle giving the ball to Nick Croteau,
pictured during last Saturday’s New England Little League Championship contest, for
tonight’s World Series opener against Pearland, Texas. The game begins at 8 p.m. and will be
shown on ESPN.
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their excitement about what to expect as far as
entertainment,” Belisle said. “We just want
them to enjoy every day. But at the same time,
we don’t want them to be so overwhelmed or
intimidated by these great teams. We have to
convince them – and I think they know it – that
they compete with these teams because they
are a great team themselves.”
Cumberland has proven that throughout the
summer, routinely pounding opponents, but
also showing it can handle adversity.
Cumberland has recorded impressive comeback wins in districts, states and regionals.
Little seems to faze this particular group of
Last Saturday, Cumberland overcame 3-0
first-inning and 5-3 fourth-inning deficits to
beat a Connecticut team that sent squads to the
Series in both 2010 and 2012. Of course, it
helps to have an offense that has averaged
more than 10 runs per game this summer.
There have been no weak spots exposed in the
lineup and Cumberland led the New England
regional in both runs scored and batting average.
“They had a couple walk-offs that were
pretty exciting. The team is not afraid to step to
the plate, get right up there and they can hit
with anybody have seen,” Cumberland
American Little League president John Shevlin
said. “There is a mentality there that Dave and
the coaches give these guys. You sit in stands
down 3-0 against Connecticut and think it
might be the end of run but they fight right
back. They are definitely resilient.”
Texas has rarely had to come back this summer, dominating its opponents throughout and
outscoring five Southwest Regional opponents,
59-15. Like Cumberland did in Bristol, Texas
set a regional record for runs. Like Texas, a
bunch of those runs came in one game. Texas
blanked Oklahoma, 28-0 in its first regional
game and Cumberland pounded
Massachusetts, 25-5 in opening game.
Nick Croteau likely will be Cumberland’s
Villegas atop
at Wyndham
(AP) — Camilo Villegas got
away from golf for a little
while, and his game came
A recharged Villegas shot a
7-under 63 on Thursday to
take a one-stroke lead after the
first round at the Wyndham
North Carolina natives
Webb Simpson and William
McGirt shot 64, and Scott
Langley, Heath Slocum, Paul
Casey, Andrew Loupe and
Martin Laird were another
stroke back in the final event
before the PGA Tour's playoffs.
Villegas hasn't won since
2010 and has only two top-10
finishes in the last three years.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Tony Stewart
will not race Sunday at Michigan International
Speedway, skipping a second straight
NASCAR Sprint Cup race since striking and
killing a driver in a dirt-track race at a small
New York track.
Stewart announced the decision in a statement Thursday. His plans for the rest of the
season have not been determined.
Jeff Burton will drive Stewart's No. 14
Chevrolet in Michigan.
Stewart also sat out Sunday at Watkins
Glen, a day after he struck and killed Kevin
Ward Jr. during a sprint car event in
Canandaigua, New York. After Stewart
clipped Ward's car, sending it spinning, Ward
got out of the car during the caution period,
walked down the track and was hit by Stewart.
Ward's funeral was Thursday in Boonville,
New York. He died of blunt force trauma.
Stewart's dirt-racing career is on hold, and
he could face criminal charges.
Stewart has not commented since he made
a statement Sunday.
"There aren't words to describe the sadness
I feel about the accident that took the life of
Kevin Ward Jr.," Stewart said in the statement.
The three-time NASCAR champion is winless and 21st in the Cup standings this season.
He would have needed a victory in one of the
final four races to have a chance to become
eligible for the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.
It's not clear what sitting out does for
Stewart's Chase chances. NASCAR rules says
a driver must either qualify the car or race the
car each weekend. NASCAR does have the
power to grant a waiver.
Stewart has 48 career Cup wins in 542
starts. Ontario County Sheriff Philip Povero
said that investigators don't have any evidence
at this point to support criminal intent. The
investigation could last another two weeks.
His sponsors have stayed with him as the
investigation unfolds. Mobil 1 has served as
the primary sponsor of the Stewart-Haas
Racing No. 14 Chevrolet for 19 of the 22
Sprint Cup Series races this season.
"The investigation continues, and we are
monitoring the situation," ExxonMobil
spokesman Christian Flathman said Thursday.
Regan Smith started for Stewart at Watkins
Glen and finished 37th.
Burton made only two starts this season,
the last coming in July at New Hampshire.
The 21-time Sprint Cup winner parted ways
with Richard Childress Racing at the end of
the season, and Ryan Newman replaced him at
RCR. Burton works as an analyst for NBC.
Praise for ‘small-town boy’ hit by Stewart's car
TURIN, N.Y. (AP) — They came to grieve
and share stories about Kevin Ward Jr., who
was born into a racing family and buried with
racing flags in his casket.
A high school auditorium overflowed with
friends, family and racing enthusiasts
Thursday in tribute to the 20-year-old driver,
who was hit on a dirt track by a car driven by
NASCAR champion Tony Stewart.
With Ward in an open casket piled with
orange flowers, his family's team colors,
mourners wept and laughed at favorite stories
about the boy who began racing not long after
he began walking. The 90-minute service was
held at the South Lewis Senior High School to
accommodate crowds from this tight racing
community in central New York.
Diamond Hill Park site for
CALL viewing party tonight
Staff reports
CUMBERLAND — The Cumberland
Parks & Recreation Department will host
an outdoor viewing on a large-screen television of the Cumberland American Little
League all-star team's World Series opener against Pearland East Little League of
Pearland, Texas, on Friday, Aug. 15, at 8
p.m. at Diamond Hill Park.
Anyone interested in attending the
event can bring lawn chairs or sit in the
bleachers. The concession stand will also
be open.
starting pitcher. He went 3-0 with a save, a
2.25 ERA and 17 strikeouts in 10 2/3 innings
at regionals. Addison Kopack and Christopher
Davock could also pitch if Croteau gets into
trouble or reaches the 85-pitch count limit
early. Davock threw 1 2/3 solid innings in
relief of Croteau in Saturday’s New England
final and ended the game with a bases-loaded
Cumberland also has six starters who hit
higher than .400 at regionals in its starting lineup. Jayden Struble hit .619 while Kopack had
three home runs and a regional-high 14 RBI.
Cumberland has seemed to get better with
each tournament, a trend it would love to see
continue over the next 11 days. Being here in
2011 was nice. This time, Cumberland wants
to stay for a while. This is what all the work
has led to.
“These kids are amazing. They’ve only one
day off the whole summer and it was after we
won the state championship,” Belisle said.
“Practice is usually at 5:30 and I get there at
5:15 and all the kids there and weáre the last
ones. If my son (John) could hitchhike a ride
he would be there. They all like each other and
love the game. They love the competition.”
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East Division
L Pct GB
69 50 .580

63 59 .516 7½
61 58 .513
59 61 .492 10½
54 65 .454 15
Central Division
L Pct GB
Kansas City
66 54 .550

65 54 .546
60 60 .500
57 64 .471 9½
54 65 .454 11½
West Division
L Pct GB
73 48 .603

Los Angeles
70 49 .588
65 55 .542 7½
50 71 .413 23
47 73 .392 25½
Wednesday's Games
Boston 5, Cincinnati 4
Minnesota 3, Houston 1
San Francisco 7, Chicago White Sox 1
Cleveland 3, Arizona 2, 1st game
Arizona 1, Cleveland 0, 12 innings, 2nd
Baltimore 5, N.Y. Yankees 3
Detroit 8, Pittsburgh 4
Tampa Bay 10, Texas 1
Kansas City 3, Oakland 0
L.A. Angels 4, Philadelphia 3
Seattle 2, Toronto 0
Thursday's Games
Detroit 5, Pittsburgh 2
Kansas City 7, Oakland 3
New York
Tampa Bay
Houston at Boston, (n)
Tampa Bay at Texas, (n)
Friday's Games
Baltimore (W.Chen 12-4) at Cleveland
(Kluber 13-6), 7:05 p.m.
Seattle (Paxton 2-0) at Detroit (Porcello 137), 7:08 p.m.
Houston (Keuchel 10-8) at Boston
(Buchholz 5-7), 7:10 p.m.
N.Y. Yankees (McCarthy 4-1) at Tampa Bay
(Cobb 7-6), 7:10 p.m.
Oakland (Hammel 1-4) at Atlanta (A.Wood
8-9), 7:35 p.m.
L.A. Angels (Richards 12-4) at Texas
(N.Martinez 2-8), 8:05 p.m.
Kansas City (D.Duffy 7-10) at Minnesota
(Nolasco 5-7), 8:10 p.m.
Toronto (Stroman 7-3) at Chicago White
Sox (Noesi 6-8), 8:10 p.m.
Saturday's Games
N.Y. Yankees at Tampa Bay, 4:10 p.m.
Baltimore at Cleveland, 7:05 p.m.
Seattle at Detroit, 7:08 p.m.
Houston at Boston, 7:10 p.m.
Kansas City at Minnesota, 7:10 p.m.
Oakland at Atlanta, 7:10 p.m.
Toronto at Chicago White Sox, 7:10 p.m.
L.A. Angels at Texas, 8:05 p.m.
Sunday's Games
Baltimore at Cleveland, 1:05 p.m.
Seattle at Detroit, 1:08 p.m.
Houston at Boston, 1:35 p.m.
N.Y. Yankees at Tampa Bay, 1:40 p.m.
Kansas City at Minnesota, 2:10 p.m.
Toronto at Chicago White Sox, 2:10 p.m.
L.A. Angels at Texas, 3:05 p.m.
Oakland at Atlanta, 8:05 p.m.
Altuve, HOU 117 491 66 166.338
Cano, SEA 115 441 59 145.329
Brantley, CLE 116 453 77 147.325
Martinez, DET107 405 58 131.323
Beltre, TEX 106 404 60 128 .317
Cabrera, TOR121 493 73 155 .314
Gillspie, CHW 95 349 43 108.309
Cabrera, DET 117 446 73 137.307
Eaton, CHW 94 372 55 113.304
Suzuki, MIN 99 339 29 102.301
RUNS_Dozier, Minnesota, 84; Trout, Los
Angeles, 81; Donaldson, Oakland, 78;
Brantley, Cleveland, 77; Gardner, New York,
74; MeCabrera, Toronto, 73; MiCabrera,
Detroit, 73.
RBI_JAbreu, Chicago, 86; MiCabrera,
Detroit, 86; Trout, Los Angeles, 85;
Donaldson, Oakland, 84; Ortiz, Boston, 84;
NCruz, Baltimore, 83; Brantley, Cleveland,
HITS_Altuve, Houston, 166; MeCabrera,
Toronto, 155; Brantley, Cleveland, 147;
Cano, Seattle, 145; Markakis, Baltimore,
145; Kinsler, Detroit, 143; AJones,
Baltimore, 140.
DOUBLES_MiCabrera, Detroit, 36; Altuve,
Houston, 33; Trout, Los Angeles, 33;
Brantley, Cleveland, 32; EEscobar,
Minnesota, 32; Kinsler, Detroit, 32;
MeCabrera, Toronto, 31; Plouffe, Minnesota,
31; Pujols, Los Angeles, 31.
TRIPLES_Rios, Texas, 8; Bourn, Cleveland,
7; Eaton, Chicago, 7; Gardner, New York, 7;
Kiermaier, Tampa Bay, 6; LMartin, Texas, 6;
5 tied at 5.
HOME RUNS_JAbreu, Chicago, 31; NCruz,
Baltimore, 31; Carter, Houston, 28; Trout,
Los Angeles, 27; Encarnacion, Toronto, 26;
Ortiz, Boston, 26; Donaldson, Oakland, 25.
STOLEN BASES_Altuve, Houston, 46;
Ellsbury, New York, 31; RDavis, Detroit, 27;
JDyson, Kansas City, 26; AEscobar, Kansas
City, 24; Reyes, Toronto, 22; Andrus, Texas,
PITCHING_FHernandez, Seattle, 13-3;
Scherzer, Detroit, 13-4; Kazmir, Oakland, 135; Kluber, Cleveland, 13-6; Porcello, Detroit,
13-7; Weaver, Los Angeles, 13-7; Lester,
Oakland, 13-7.
ERA_FHernandez, Seattle, 1.95; Sale,
Chicago, 2.01; Kluber, Cleveland, 2.46;
Lester, Oakland, 2.51; Tanaka, New York,
2.51; Lester, Oakland, 2.51; Richards, Los
Angeles, 2.54.
FHernandez, Seattle, 194; Kluber,
Cleveland, 187; Scherzer, Detroit, 182;
Darvish, Texas, 182; Lester, Oakland, 169;
Richards, Los Angeles, 157.
SAVES_Holland, Kansas City, 35; Rodney,
Seattle, 35; DavRobertson, New York, 31;
Perkins, Minnesota, 30; Uehara, Boston, 26;
Britton, Baltimore, 25; Nathan, Detroit, 24.
East Division
L Pct GB
65 53 .551

61 60 .504 5½
59 61 .492
New York
57 64 .471 9½
53 68 .438 13½
Central Division
L Pct GB
67 55 .549

St. Louis
63 56 .529 2½
64 57 .529 2½
60 60 .500
52 68 .433 14
West Division
L Pct GB
Los Angeles
70 53 .569

San Francisco
63 57 .525 5½
San Diego
57 62 .479 11
52 68 .433 16½
46 74 .383 22½
Wednesday's Games
Boston 5, Cincinnati 4
San Francisco 7, Chicago White Sox 1
Cleveland 3, Arizona 2, 1st game
San Diego 5, Colorado 3
Arizona 1, Cleveland 0, 12 innings, 2nd
Detroit 8, Pittsburgh 4
Atlanta 3, L.A. Dodgers 2
St. Louis 5, Miami 2
Washington 3, N.Y. Mets 2
Chicago Cubs 4, Milwaukee 2
L.A. Angels 4, Philadelphia 3
Thursday's Games
L.A. Dodgers 6, Atlanta 4
Detroit 5, Pittsburgh 2
Milwaukee 6, Chicago Cubs 2
Arizona at Miami, (n)
Washington at N.Y. Mets, (n)
San Diego at St. Louis, (n)
Cincinnati at Colorado, (n)
Friday's Games
Pittsburgh (Morton 5-11) at Washington
(Roark 11-7), 7:05 p.m.
Arizona (Cahill 2-8) at Miami (Hand 2-4),
7:10 p.m.
Chicago Cubs (T.Wood 7-9) at N.Y. Mets
(Za.Wheeler 7-8), 7:10 p.m.
Oakland (Hammel 1-4) at Atlanta (A.Wood
8-9), 7:35 p.m.
San Diego (T.Ross 11-10) at St. Louis
(Lynn 12-8), 8:15 p.m.
Cincinnati (Cueto 14-6) at Colorado
(F.Morales 5-6), 8:40 p.m.
Milwaukee (J.Nelson 2-3) at L.A. Dodgers
(Greinke 12-8), 10:10 p.m.
Philadelphia (Hamels 6-6) at San Francisco
(Bumgarner 13-9), 10:15 p.m.
Saturday's Games
Philadelphia at San Francisco, 4:05 p.m.
Pittsburgh at Washington, 7:05 p.m.
Arizona at Miami, 7:10 p.m.
Chicago Cubs at N.Y. Mets, 7:10 p.m.
Oakland at Atlanta, 7:10 p.m.
San Diego at St. Louis, 7:15 p.m.
Cincinnati at Colorado, 8:10 p.m.
Milwaukee at L.A. Dodgers, 9:10 p.m.
Sunday's Games
Arizona at Miami, 1:10 p.m.
Chicago Cubs at N.Y. Mets, 1:10 p.m.
San Diego at St. Louis, 2:15 p.m.
Philadelphia at San Francisco, 4:05 p.m.
Cincinnati at Colorado, 4:10 p.m.
Milwaukee at L.A. Dodgers, 4:10 p.m.
Pittsburgh at Washington, 5:05 p.m.
Oakland at Atlanta, 8:05 p.m.
Tulowitzki, COL91 315 71 107.340
Morneau, COL103386 45 125.324
Harrison, PIT104 348 56 110.316
McCtchen, PIT109412 64 128 .311
Revere, PHL 110 427 53 132.309
Puig, LAD 111 418 66 128.306
McGhee, MIA118 454 44 139.306
Murphy, NYM117 491 68 149.303
Lucroy, MIL 112 429 56 130.303
Span, WAS 109 453 71 137.302
RUNS_Rendon, Washington, 82; Pence,
San Francisco, 81; Rizzo, Chicago, 77;
MCarpenter, St. Louis, 76; Stanton,
Miami, 76; Goldschmidt, Arizona, 75;
CGomez, Milwaukee, 74.
RBI_Stanton, Miami, 82; AdGonzalez,
Los Angeles, 80; Howard, Philadelphia,
73; Desmond, Washington, 72; JUpton,
Atlanta, 70; Goldschmidt, Arizona, 69;
Byrd, Philadelphia, 68.
HITS_DanMurphy, New York, 149;
Pence, San Francisco, 141; McGehee,
Miami, 139; Span, Washington, 137;
SCastro, Chicago, 135; FFreeman,
Atlanta, 134; DGordon, Los Angeles,
132; Revere, Philadelphia, 132.
DOUBLES_Goldschmidt, Arizona, 39;
Lucroy, Milwaukee, 38; DanMurphy, New
York, 33; FFreeman, Atlanta, 32;
AMcCutchen, Pittsburgh, 32; Span,
Washington, 32; SCastro, Chicago, 31;
AdGonzalez, Los Angeles, 31; Puig, Los
Angeles, 31; Rendon, Washington, 31.
TRIPLES_DGordon, Los Angeles, 10;
BCrawford, San Francisco, 9; Pence, San
Francisco, 9; Puig, Los Angeles, 9;
BHamilton, Cincinnati, 7; 8 tied at 6.
HOME RUNS_Stanton, Miami, 31; Rizzo,
Chicago, 27; Byrd, Philadelphia, 22;
Duda, New York, 21; Tulowitzki, Colorado,
21; JUpton, Atlanta, 21; Desmond,
Washington, 20; Frazier, Cincinnati, 20;
Mesoraco, Cincinnati, 20; Reynolds,
Milwaukee, 20.
STOLEN BASES_DGordon, Los Angeles,
52; BHamilton, Cincinnati, 44; Revere,
Philadelphia, 33; CGomez, Milwaukee,
27; EYoung, New York, 27; Rollins,
Philadelphia, 24; SMarte, Pittsburgh, 23;
Span, Washington, 23.
PITCHING_Kershaw, Los Angeles, 14-2;
Cueto, Cincinnati, 14-6; WPeralta,
Milwaukee, 14-7; Wainwright, St. Louis,
14-7; Ryu, Los Angeles, 13-6; Bumgarner,
San Francisco, 13-9; 5 tied at 12.
ERA_Kershaw, Los Angeles, 1.78; Cueto,
Cincinnati, 2.05; Wainwright, St. Louis,
2.34; Hamels, Philadelphia, 2.37;
HAlvarez, Miami, 2.48; TRoss, San
Diego, 2.63; Hudson, San Francisco,
STRIKEOUTS_Strasburg, Washington,
186; Cueto, Cincinnati, 181; Greinke, Los
Angeles, 164; Kennedy, San Diego, 163;
Kershaw, Los Angeles, 163; TRoss, San
Diego, 160; Bumgarner, San Francisco,
SAVES_FrRodriguez, Milwaukee, 36;
Rosenthal, St. Louis, 35; Kimbrel, Atlanta,
35; Jansen, Los Angeles, 33; Cishek,
Miami, 30; AReed, Arizona, 28;
Papelbon, Philadelphia, 27; RSoriano,
Washington, 27.
North Division
L Pct. GB
Syracuse (Nationals) 70 53 .569

Pawtucket (Red Sox) 71 55 .563
Rochester (Twins)
68 57 .544
Buffalo (Blue Jays) 66 59 .528
Scranton/WB (Yanks)59 65 .476 11½
Lehigh Valley (Phils) 58 67 .464 13
South Division
L Pct. GB
Durham (Rays)
64 61 .512

Norfolk (Orioles)
57 69 .452 7½
Charlotte (White Sox) 56 70 .444 8½
Gwinnett (Braves)
55 70 .440
West Division
L Pct. GB
Columbus (Indians) 67 58 .536

Indianapolis (Pirates) 62 63 .496
Louisville (Reds)
61 64 .488
Toledo (Tigers)
61 64 .488
Thursday's Games
Norfolk 4, Buffalo 2
Pawtucket 5, Gwinnett 1
Charlotte at Syracuse, (n)
Indianapolis at Toledo, (n)
Lehigh Valley at Columbus, (n)
Durham at Rochester, (n)
Louisville at Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, (n)
Friday's Games
Columbus at Toledo, 7 p.m.
Indianapolis at Louisville, 7:05 p.m.
Buffalo at Lehigh Valley, 7:05 p.m.
Gwinnett at Norfolk, 7:05 p.m.
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre at Pawtucket, 7:05
Charlotte at Durham, 7:05 p.m.
Syracuse at Rochester, 7:15 p.m.
Saturday's Games
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre at Pawtucket, 6:05
Indianapolis at Louisville, 6:05 p.m.
Buffalo at Lehigh Valley, 6:35 p.m.
Columbus at Toledo, 7 p.m.
Syracuse at Rochester, 7:05 p.m.
Charlotte at Durham, 7:05 p.m.
Gwinnett at Norfolk, 7:05 p.m.
Sunday's Games
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre at Pawtucket, 1:05
Louisville at Indianapolis, 1:35 p.m.
Charlotte at Durham, 5:05 p.m.
Buffalo at Lehigh Valley, 5:35 p.m.
Columbus at Toledo, 6 p.m.
Gwinnett at Norfolk, 6:05 p.m.
Syracuse at Rochester, 6:05 p.m.
7 p.m. — Houston at Boston, NESN, WEEI-FM (103.7).
7 p.m. — N.Y. Yankees at Tampa Bay, WPRV (790).
7 p.m. — Chicago Cubs at N.Y. Mets, WGN.
7:30 p.m. — Regional coverage, Oakland at Atlanta or Seattle at
Detroit (7 p.m.), MLB Network.
7 p.m. — Scranton/Wilkes-Barre at Pawtucket, WHJJ (920).
1 p.m. — World Series, double elimination, Vancouver, B.C. vs.
Guadalupe, Mexico, at South Williamsport, Pa., ESPN.
3 p.m. — World Series, double elimination, Philadelphia vs.
Nashville, at South Williamsport, Pa., ESPN.
5 p.m. — World Series, double elimination, Tokyo vs. Maracaibo,
Venezuela, at South Williamsport, Pa., ESPN2.
8 p.m. — World Series, double elimination, Pearland, Texas vs.
Cumberland American, at South Williamsport, Pa., ESPN.
7:30 p.m. — Preseason, Philadelphia at New England, WPRI (Ch.
12), WBZ-FM (98.5).
10:30 p.m. — Preseason, San Diego at Seattle (joined in
progress), NFL Network.
9 p.m. — MLS, Philadelphia at Houston, NBC Sports.
11 a.m. — ATP World Tour/WTA, Western & Southern Open,
men's and women's quarterfinals, at Cincinnati, ESPN2.
7 p.m. — ATP World Tour, Western & Southern Open, men's quarterfinals, at Cincinnati, ESPN2.
Noon — NASCAR, Sprint Cup, practice for Pure Michigan 400, at
Brooklyn, Mich., FS1.
1:30 p.m. — NASCAR, Truck Series, practice for Careers for
Veterans 200, at Brooklyn, Mich., FS1.
3 p.m. — NASCAR, Truck Series, final practice for Careers for
Veterans 200, at Brooklyn, Mich., FS1.
4:30 p.m. — NASCAR, Sprint Cup, pole qualifying for Pure
Michigan 400, at Brooklyn, Mich., FS1.
9 p.m. — Lightweights, Rustam Nugaev (27-6-1) vs. Denis
Shafikov (33-1-1), at Santa Ynez, Calif., ESPN2.
9:30 a.m. — European PGA Tour, Made in Denmark, second
round, part II, at Farso, Denmark, Golf Channel.
12:30 p.m. — LPGA, Wegmans Championship, second round, at
Pittsford, N.Y., Golf Channel.
3 p.m. — PGA Tour, Wyndham Championship, second round, at
Greensboro, N.C., Golf Channel.
6:30 p.m. — Champions Tour, Dick's Sporting Goods Open, first
round, at Endicott, N.Y. (same-day tape), Golf Channel.
8:30 p.m. — USGA, U.S. Amateur Championship, quarterfinal
matches, at Atlanta (same-day tape), Golf Channel.
By The Associated Press
Aug. 15
1914 — The United States beats Australia 3-2 in matches to take the Davis Cup.
1948 — Babe Didrikson Zaharias wins the U.S. Women's Open golf title over Betty Hicks.
1950 — Ezzard Charles knocks out Freddie Beshore in the 14th round to retain his world heavyweight
1965 — Dave Marr edges Jack Nicklaus and Billy Casper to take the PGA Championship.
1966 — Jose Torres retains his world light-heavyweight title with a unanimous decision over Eddie
Cotton in Las Vegas.
1993 — Greg Norman lips his putt on the PGA Championship's second playoff hole, giving Paul
Azinger the title and leaving Norman with an unprecedented career of Grand Slam playoff losses.
Norman, despite winning his second British Open title a month earlier, has lost playoffs in three other
majors — the 1984 U.S. Open, the 1987 Masters and the 1989 British Open.
1993 — Damon Hill, son of the late Graham Hill, becomes the first father-son Formula 1 winners when
he won the Hungarian Grand Prix.
1995 — Monica Seles returns to the WTA Tour after a 28-month absence following her 1993 stabbing with a 6-0, 6-3 win over Kimberly Po at the Canadian Open in Toronto.
1999 — Tiger Woods makes a crucial par save on the 17th hole and holds on to win the PGA
Championship by one stroke over 19-year-old Sergio Garcia. The 23-year-old Woods becomes the
youngest player to win two majors since Seve Ballesteros in 1980.
2004 — In Athens, Greece, the U.S. men's basketball team loses 92-73 to Puerto Rico, the third
Olympic defeat for the Americans and first since adding pros. American teams had been 24-0 since
the professional Olympic era began with the 1992 Dream Team. The U.S Olympic team's record was
109-2, entering the game.
2005 — Phil Mickelson delivers another dramatic finish in a major, flopping a chip out of deep rough
to 2 feet for a birdie on the final hole and a one-shot victory in the PGA Championship.
2007 — Former NBA referee Tim Donaghy pleads guilty to felony charges for taking cash payoffs from
gamblers and betting on games he officiated in a scandal that rocked the league and raised questions about the integrity of the sport.
2010 — Martin Kaymer wins the PGA Championship in a three-hole playoff against Bubba Watson.
Dustin Johnson, with a one-shot lead playing the final hole at Whistling Straits, is penalized two
strokes for grounding his club in a bunker on the last hole. The two-shot penalty sends him into a tie
for fifth.
2011 — Jim Thome hits his 600th home run an inning after he hit No. 599 to help the Minnesota Twins
beat the Detroit Tigers 9-6.
2012 — Felix Hernandez pitches the Seattle Mariners' first perfect game and the 23rd in baseball history, overpowering the Tampa Bay Rays in a brilliant 1-0 victory. It's the third perfect game in baseball
this season — a first — joining gems by Chicago's Philip Humber against the Mariners in April and San
Francisco's Matt Cain against Houston in June, and the sixth no-hitter.
2012 — San Francisco outfielder Melky Cabrera is suspended 50 games following a positive test for
testosterone, putting an abrupt end to what had been an MVP-caliber regular season. Cabrera leads
the National League in hitting.
2012 — The United States defies expectations — and a rowdy crowd elated by Mexico's Olympic gold
— to break a 75-year winless streak at the intimidating Azteca Stadium with an 80th minute goal and
a series of saves that deliver a 1-0 victory. Michael Orozco Fiscal's goal and Tim Howard's late sprawling saves leaves tens of thousands of opposing fans in stunned silence.
Thursday's Sports Transactions
By The Associated Press
Manfred commissioner.
American League
BOSTON RED SOX — Optioned RHP Anthony
Ranaudo and C Ryan Lavarnway to Pawtucket (IL).
Recalled RHP Alex Wilson from Pawtucket (IL).
Farmer and Kevin Whelan to Toledo (IL). Recalled
RHP Melvin Mercedes from Toledo.
on the 15-day DL. Recalled INF Andy Parrino from
Sacramento (PCL). Agreed to terms with RHP Tim
Sexton on a minor league contract.
TAMPA BAY RAYS — Optioned INF Cole Figueroa
to Durham (IL). Recalled RHP Brandon Gomes
from Durham.
TEXAS RANGERS — Optioned RHP Nate Adcock
to Round Rock (PCL). Recalled LHP Robbie Ross
Jr. from Round Rock. Sent LHP Derek Holland to
Round Rock for a rehab assignment.
National League
Andrew Chafin to Reno (PCL). Selected the contract of RHP Bradin Hagens from Reno.
ATLANTA BRAVES — Optioned RHP Juan Jaime
to Gwinnett (IL). Recalled LHP Luis Avilan from
CHICAGO CUBS — Released OF Nate
MILWAUKEE BREWERS — Extended their player
development contract with Helena (Pioneer)
through the 2018 season.
Cabrera to Altoona (EL). Assigned RHP Ernesto
Frieri outright to Indianapolis (IL). Claimed RHP
John Axford off waivers from Cleveland.
SAN DIEGO PADRES — Placed 1B Yonder
Alonso on the 15-day DL, retroactive to
Wednesday. Recalled INF Jace Peterson from El
Paso (PCL).
American Association
AMARILLO SOX — Released RHP Coleman
Gasporra. Released C Vince DiFazio.
WICHITA WINGNUTS — Sold the contract of RHP
Matt Nevarez to the Pittsburgh Pirates.
National Football League
Bishop to a one-year contract.
Worthington. Signed TE Matt Veldman.
National Hockey League
DETROIT RED WINGS — Signed executive vice
president and general manager Ken Holland to a
four-year contract.
American Hockey League
Bonis and Mark Zengerle to one-year contracts.
ELMIRA JACKALS — Signed D Zach Tolkinen to a
one-year contract.
Burns to a one-year contract.
READING ROYALS — Agreed to terms with D Mike
Major League Soccer
CHIVAS USA — Acquired F Felix Borja on loan
from LDU Quito (Ecuador-First Division).
AUBURN — Named Alli Bracewell director of
women's basketball services.
BINGHAMTON — Named Brad Smith swimming
and diving coach.
CLEMSON — Named Caroline King and
Samantha Sarff women's assistant rowing coaches.
FURMAN — Promoted men's assistant soccer
coach Anthony Esquivel to men's associate head
soccer coach.
LA SALLE — Named Mike Adleman and Vince
Barnaba athletic communications assistants.
LOYOLA (N.O.) — Named Bobbie Hirsch trainer
and Ken Faldetta assistant trainer.
NYU — Named Lizzie Boeck women's assistant
basketball coach.
SUSQUEHANNA — Named Megan Corrigan
women's assistant lacrosse coach.
TROY — Named Elliott Blount cross country
UTICA — Named Ryan Wilson and Michael Milone
assistant football coaches and Joe Schoen and
Brandon Misiaszek men's assistant lacrosse
Friday, August 15, 2014
International League
Barnes, Shaw power
PawSox past Braves
Pawtucket kicks off eight-game
homestand tonight vs. Scranton
Staff reports
LAWRENCEVILLE, GA — Pawtucket’s Matt Barnes
pitched a career-high eight innings and allowed only one run
while Travis Shaw’s three-run home run paced the offense as
the PawSox topped the Gwinnett Braves, 5-1, Thursday night
at Coolray Field to win the four-game series and finish a 7-1
road trip.
Barnes limited the Braves to seven hits and did not walk a
batter while striking out three.
The right-hander tossed 102 pitches. Shaw blasted a
three-run shot (10) down the line in right against Gwinnett
starter Kanekoa Texeira (3-4) to open the scoring in the top
of the third.
With the victory, Pawtucket (71-55) moved a season-high
16 games above .500 and to within a half game of first place
behind Syracuse in the North Division, pending the result of
the Chiefs game against Charlotte. The squad moved 2.5
games ahead of Rochester in the I.L. wildcard standings
pending the results of the Red Wings contest against
Alex Hassan lined a solo home run in the fifth (7) against
Texeira, who was charged with four runs and eight hits in his
6.2 innings of work.
Garin Cecchini provided an insurance run with an RBI
double in the eighth off of reliever Gus Schlosser.
Brayan Villarreal pitched a 1-2-3 ninth inning including a
strikeout to finish the series victory. The PawSox have now
won four of their five road series since the All-Star break and
have the league’s best road record at 38-28.
Pawtucket next returns to McCoy Stadium for an eightgame homestand beginning Friday night with the opener of a
four-game series against Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. The
PawSox are slated to start lefty Henry Owens (1-0, 3.09)
while Scranton will counter with righty Bryan Mitchell (3-1,
College basketball
PC Friars open Italian
trip with 85-point romp
Staff reports
MILAN, ITALY — The Providence College Friars opened
their tour of Italy with a, 135-50, win over Nelson Basket on
Thursday. The Friars were led by sophomore Junior Lomomba
who scored 32 points on 10-17 shooting, including 4-4 from
three-point territory. Lomomba played 37 minutes in the victory.
In addition to Lomomba, the Friars also were paced by their
other four starters. Freshman Rodney Bullock was 10-15 from
the field and recorded nine rebounds as he finished with 29
Junior Tyler Harris registered 21 points in 24 minutes of
action. Seniors LaDontae Henton registered 24 points and
Carson Desrosiers scored four points and had a team-high 11
Freshman point guard Kyron Cartwright had 13 points and
eight assists in 29 minutes of action off the bench.
Providence will play its second of three games on its Italian
Tour on Monday when it plays in Rome versus Perugia.
Sporting K.C. 11 6 6 39 32 22
11 7 4 37 32 24
Toronto FC
9 7 5 32 32 30
New York
6 7 10 28 35 34
Philadelphia 6 8 9 27 36 37
6 8 9 27 28 31
New England 8 12 2 26 29 35
4 5 13 25 29 34
6 12 4 22 23 42
3 14 5 14 22 41
13 6 2 41 37 28
Real Salt Lake10 4 9 39 36 27
FC Dallas
10 7 6 36 38 32
Los Angeles 9 4 7 34 34 19
7 4 11 32 33 29
San Jose
Chivas USA
NOTE: Three
8 9
7 7
6 8
6 11
points for
6 30
9 30
6 24
5 23
point for
Friday’s Game
Philadelphia at Houston, 9 p.m.
Saturday’s Games
Seattle FC at Real Salt Lake, 2:30 p.m.
Chicago at Montreal, 6:30 p.m.
Los Angeles at Columbus, 7:30 p.m.
Portland at New England, 7:30 p.m.
Toronto FC at Sporting Kansas City, 8:30 p.m.
FC Dallas at San Jose, 10:30 p.m.
Vancouver at Chivas USA, 10:30 p.m.
Sunday’s Game
Colorado at D.C. United, 8 p.m.
z-clinched conference
Wednesday's Games
Chicago 72, Washington 69
Atlanta 96, Phoenix 82
Thursday's Games
Indiana 76, New York 63
Friday's Games
Washington at Connecticut, 7 p.m.
Tulsa at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m.
Minnesota at San Antonio, 8 p.m.
Seattle at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m.
Saturday's Games
Chicago at Indiana, 7 p.m.
New York at Washington, 7 p.m.
Tulsa at Minnesota, 8 p.m.
Los Angeles at Phoenix, 10 p.m.
L Pct GB
18 14 .563

15 17 .469
15 17 .469
Washington 15 17 .469
New York
13 19 .406
Connecticut 12 20 .375
L Pct GB
5 .844

x-Minnesota 24
8 .750
x-Los Angeles 15 17 .469 12
San Antonio 14 18 .438 13
12 20 .375 15
12 20 .375 15
x-clinched playoff spot
By The Associated Press
W L T Pct PF
N.Y. Jets
1 0 01.000 13
1 1 0.500 33
0 1 0.000 10
New England 0 1 0.000 6
W L T Pct PF
Jacksonville 1 0 01.000 16
1 0 01.000 20
0 1 0.000 0
0 1 0.000 10
W L T Pct PF
1 0 01.000 23
0 1 0.000 39
0 1 0.000 12
0 1 0.000 16
W L T Pct PF
1 0 01.000 21
Kansas City
1 0 01.000 41
San Diego
1 0 01.000 27
0 1 0.000 6
W L T Pct PF
N.Y. Giants
2 0 01.000 37
1 0 01.000 23
0 1 0.000 7
Philadelphia 0 1 0.000 28
W L T Pct PF
1 0 01.000 16
New Orleans 1 0 01.000 26
0 1 0.000 18
Tampa Bay
0 1 0.000 10
0 01.000 34 28
0 01.000 13 12
0 01.000 10 6
Green Bay
1 0.000 16 20
1 0 01.000 32 0
San Francisco 0 1 0.000 3 23
0 1 0.000 16 21
St. Louis
0 1 0.000 24 26
Thursday’s Game
Jacksonville at Chicago, (n)
Friday’s Games
Philadelphia at New England, 7:30 p.m.
Tennessee at New Orleans, 8 p.m.
San Diego at Seattle, 10 p.m.
Detroit at Oakland, 10 p.m.
Saturday’s Games
Green Bay at St. Louis, 4 p.m.
Baltimore at Dallas, 7 p.m.
N.Y. Giants at Indianapolis, 7 p.m.
N.Y. Jets at Cincinnati, 7 p.m.
Buffalo at Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m.
Miami at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m.
Atlanta at Houston, 8 p.m.
Arizona at Minnesota, 8:30 p.m.
Sunday’s Games
Denver at San Francisco, 4 p.m.
Kansas City at Carolina, 8 p.m.
Monday’s Game
Cleveland at Washington, 8 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 21
Pittsburgh at Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m.
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Pope seen
halo on
Kia’s Soul
Bloomberg News
SEOUL, South Korea —
Pope Francis is about to help
elevate the profile of Kia
Motors Corp.’s Soul beyond
that of a ride for hip-hopdancing hamsters.
The pope slipped into the
back of the compact car and
rolled down a window to
wave at the welcoming party,
including President Park
Geun-hye, as he kicked off a
five-day visit to South Korea,
according to televised footage
Thursday. The 77-year- old is
scheduled to preside over a
beatification ceremony for
Korean martyrs that is expected to attract hundreds of thousands of people to the city
center in Aug. 16, according
to organizers.
The pontiff’s choice is a
victory for Kia at a time when
the won, last quarter’s fastestappreciating major currency,
is eroding South Korean
exporters’ earnings. The
selection also underscores the
pope’s preference for small
cars, a departure from past
“Popemobiles,” such as the
custom-built, bulletproof
Mercedes-Benz Pope John
Paul II used to ride on.
“This will help Kia by
bringing far-reaching exposure through the mass media,”
Kim Jin Kook, chief executive officer of auto researcher
Marketing Insight, said by
phone. “That exposure will be
related to the pope, who has a
very positive image among
the general public, which in
return will trigger a halo
effect for Kia.”
Among small cars, the
Soul beat Kia’s own Picanto
and General Motors’s Koreanmade Spark.
Kia said in an email that it
is honored by the pope’s use
of the car, declining to comment on whether modifications were made to the vehicle.
The spiritual leader of 1.2
billion Catholics often makes
official visits in a 20-year-old
Fiat, including on a trip to the
Mediterranean island of
Lampedusa. He used a Fiat
hatchback during his visit to
Brazil in July 2013.
Photo courtesy Audi USA
The compact Audi A3 2.0T Quattro sedan, all new for 2015, replaces the A3 hatchback. The car was a sheer joy to drive, the reviewer writes, responsive in
high-speed highway traffic and easy to maneuver on congested streets.
2015 Audi A3: Big luxury in a small package
Special to The Washington Post.
NEWPORT — This stunningly
beautiful town, bounded by three
bodies of water, has been our family’s summer vacation spot for five
years. We always drive — choosing a car small enough to easily
navigate Newport’s narrow streets,
powerful enough to safely get us
through the mayhem of Interstate
95, and comfortable enough to hold
three people and a large chocolate
Past trips have required compromise in the choice of automobiles.
Small often lacked needed power.
Powerful enough often proved too
large. And because Newport is a
stylish place, there always was the
matter of the swank factor — a car
luxurious enough to fit in, but not
so overwhelming in presentation
that it reeked of trying too hard.
This year’s driving choice was
easy — the compact Audi A3 2.0T
Quattro sedan, all new for 2015.
The car replaces the A3 hatchback,
which had been a pleasure to drive
but had the persona of an overpriced economy car.
Lexus plans
$375,000 LFA
in supercar
The cost of the new A3 sedan
remains dear for middle-income
wallets, starting at $29,900 for the
“base” Premium model and moving
up to $38,350 for the top-of-theline A3 Prestige. We happily muddled in the middle with the allwheel-drive A3 Premium Plus,
which has a starting price of
It was a good choice. The car
came with an optional 2-liter, turbocharged (forced air) in-line fourcylinder gasoline engine that delivered impressive power (220 horsepower, 258 pound-feet of torque)
and almost reasonable fuel economy — 24 miles per gallon in the
city and 33 on the highway.
I would have called those
mileage numbers “good” for a
small luxury sedan. But the turbocharged engine requires premium gasoline, which cost as much
as $4.22 a gallon when we visited
these parts in late July.
But it was a small sacrifice
given the nature of the A3 sedan’s
remarkable performance. The car
was a sheer joy to drive — wonderfully responsive in high-speed
highway traffic, easy to maneuver
Bloomberg News
TOKYO — Long live the Lexus
Toyota's Lexus, which ended a
two-year production run of the
$375,000 LFA in 2012 after manufacturing 500 units, will build a
successor to the 552-horsepower
car, Executive Vice President Mark
on congested streets.
I would’ve preferred that the A3
used for this journey had also come
with a backup camera and blindside warning system. Those
advanced safety technologies
would have been useful on some of
this town’s streets, packed with
cars, bicyclists and pedestrians
generated by the recently concluded 2014 Newport Music Festival.
But as often is the case with automotive pricing, you have to spend
more to get those available safety
Still, the A3 remains a pretty
good deal for people shopping for
luxury on a budget. The car has
one of the most well conceived and
rendered interiors of any automobile in any class — attractive in its
simplicity, outfitted with high-quality materials, ergonomically sensible. It is a good place to be in on a
long drive, even with a large dog.
The A3 sedan also is deceptively
fast. At times I looked at the A3’s
speedometer and was surprised to
find that I was running at 80 mph. I
usually “feel” that kind of speed as
a car moves against the wind, or
“hear” it in terms of a whining or
Templin told reporters Friday. The
plan has the endorsement of
President Akio Toyoda, he said,
without providing specifics.
"Akio believes that every generation deserves to have a car like an
LFA, so we're building an LFA for
the generation we have today,"
Templin said in Kyushu, Japan,
before a ceremony for the new
Lexus NX crossover. "At some
point, there may be another special
straining engine. But none of those
cues were evident in the A3’s
smooth, quiet, seemingly effortless
I looked at the speedometer and
slowed down, which required moving over to the right lane on I-95.
Like it or not, legal or not, going
slower than 80 on that highway,
especially in the left or middle
lanes, is often going too slow. I
yielded to substantially faster traffic.
I suffered no loss of ego in conceding to faster drivers. Confidence
is knowing you can go faster in
response to necessity or will.
During a nearly 1,000-mile drive
here from our home in Virginia, I
developed maximum confidence in
the Audi A3 sedan. It is not hyperbole to claim that I fell in love with
the little car.
It did everything I wanted it to
do exactly when I wanted it to do
it. It was a control freak’s motorized dream. Notice to the BMW 2series, Cadillac ATS, Infiniti Gclass sedan and Mercedes-Benz
CLA: Your Audi competition has
arrived and is quite willing and
able to snatch market share.
car for another generation."
The LFA was a decade-long
project that Templin said motivated
Lexus engineers, improved the
brand's reputation and influenced
work on premium models the company has introduced since. It also
gave the world's largest automaker
a model to compete with brands
including Porsche, Ferrari and
Lexus has turned the U.S. luxu-
ry car market back into a threebrand race this year after years of
Toyoda pushing the company's premium division to expand its reputation beyond quality and add
styling and performance attributes.
Redesigned versions of the IS
sedan and GX sport utility vehicle
have helped narrow the lead of
Mercedes-Benz and Bayerische
Motoren Werke AG's BMW in the
U.S. market this year.
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