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PAWTUCKET — A former Pawtucket police officer who resigned earlier this year after pleading no contest to domestic
assault charges has been arrested again on domestic rape and other assault charges. Stephen Ricco, 40, of 1 Tupperware Drive, North Smithfield, was arrested on Nov. 28 by North Smithfield police and charged with domestic first-degree sexual assault, domestic assault by strangulation, domestic simple assault and battery, and domestic
disorderly conduct. According to a press release from North Smithfield police, Ricco was arraigned at North Smithfield Police headquarters and was held without bail. He remains incarcerated at the Adult Correctional Institutions, Cranston, pending a status conference for bail scheduled Thursday. North Smithfield police declined
to comment on any details surrounding the incident, saying it remains under investigation by detectives. Police also said they would not release the identity of the victim, in order to protect the person’s privacy. Last February, Ricco, a 15-year veteran of the Pawtucket Police
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Jerimiahha Tolentino, above, 9, of Pawtucket, was happy to win a brand-new hardcover copy of “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck” during a party in celebration of the newly released book at the Pawtucket Public Library last Wednesday. At left, Alexander Dobson, 8, of Pawtucket, gives a cardboard cutout of the title character a thumbs-up salute at the event, which included snacks, games and giveaways of posters, wristbands, pins and decals from the popular children’s book series.
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CENTRAL FALLS — The Central Falls Police Department will be getting some assistance of the four-legged kind, and he comes with his own winter coat. On Thursday, Col. James J. Mendonca and Mayor James Diossa will announce the reestablishment of the K-9 program. An official swearing-in of Central Falls Police Department’s newest member, “Axel,” a Belgium Malinois, will be held at 10 a.m. at Central Falls City Hall Council Chambers. The swearingin exercise will be followed by a brief meet and greet with students at Calcutt Middle School for students to learn about Axel’s new roles as a member of the Central Falls Police Department.
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Declaring that “I have watched Rhode Island’s elected officials run this state into the ground,” Ken Block says Block he wants to be governor “so I can fix an avoidable catastrophe.” Block, who recently became a Republican after abandoning the Moderate Party of RI that he founded just over four years ago, believes that Rhode Island is in such poor shape that, “If we don’t fix it shortly, there won’t be recovery from where we are.” Block, a successful software engineer who recently ponied up $500,000 of his own money to start his campaign, told The Times Tuesday that “I could be doing about anything else with my time, energy and money, but I am doing this because I like living here; this is a great state. But if we don’t fix it, we will continue to see the bleeding out of our educated kids.” This is Block’s second try to become the state’s chief executive. In 2010, running under the Moderate Party banner, he finished fourth in a crowded field with about 6.5 percent of the vote. In 2014, he faces a Republican primary against Cranston Mayor Allan Fung. That primary will be made more difficult because many Republicans feel
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School board planning Saturday budget session
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PAWTUCKET — In an ongoing dispute over how surplus from last year’s school budget should be used, the School Committee will hold a special budget work session on Saturday to discuss the state Auditor General’s recommendation and any other viable plans. The meeting will start at 9 a.m. at the School Administration Building. Schools Supt. Deborah Cylke said she called the work session on Saturday to discuss the use of
$890,563 that school officials would like to keep in reserve to cover unanticipated expenses that have occurred in this year’s budget. City officials maintain that any surplus funds should go towards a $2.3 million deficit leftover from fiscal year 2012, and their opinion was supported by a recent memorandum from the state auditor general. Based on the auditor general’s written opinion, Mayor Donald Grebien said he believes the schools are legally required to use
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the whole game. If we don’t fix that we are in dire trouble.” As far as politics goes, Block asserted, “There is no more visceral argument you can make to parents than that they don’t have to watch their kids move away and go elsewhere when they grow up.” Too often, Block said, “politicians want to talk about where the end zone is, they want to score a touchdown, but they don’t tell you what the play is that is going to get you there. That is what was missing in 2010: I didn’t hear the how. This campaign is all about the how.” So far, Block’s “how” is focused on economic reforms he contends will combine to save the state and its residents $1 billion. “We have to look at what makes Rhode Island stand out in a negative way to the rest of the country and solve those problems. One of his main targets would be Rhode Island’s unemployment insurance system. It is the unemployment tax on businesses “that roots us in the bottom of all the rankings, he said. One reason why, he said, is that the system is being milked by a small percentage of employers who use it year after year on a regular basis. That is not how insurance is supposed to work, Block says, and it is hurting the overwhelming number of businesses that don’t abuse the system. In some other states, he notes, either the employees who work for companies who have regular annual layoffs aren’t eligible for unemployment checks, or the businesses are required to pay the full amount of the workers’ unemployment benefits. Block says he wants to use the bully pulpit that is at the governor’s disposal to
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Block was a spoiler in 2010, taking just enough votes away from Republican John Robitaille to allow then-independent Lincoln Chafee to squeak to victory. Chafee, now a Democrat, is not seeking reelection. “We remain mired as one of the worst-ranked states to do business in the country,” he said. “If we do not fix that, we will never fill (Woonsocket’s) downtown area with employers, we will never fill (Providence’s) Superman building with employers, and our educated young people will continue to go elsewhere for jobs. We are almost missing a generation of our educated youngsters, because the opportunities aren’t here for them. That is a self-inflicted wound. That wound is inflicted on us by how we have regulated and taxed ourselves into a noncompetitive situation. “What do you do with a generational gap?” Block asks rhetorically. “How does that work for us? I don’t know if we have ever seen that before. If we end up with a missing generation of kids, what does that do to us, with our social services and everything else, when we are missing a generation of taxpayers? “There are some big, big problems that come along with failing to compete,” he contends. “We need to avoid those problems. I don’t want to learn what the consequences of those problems are; I just want to avoid them altogether. Despite all that, Block is not pessimistic. “It is fixable,” he says. “That is my mission; I want to make us competitive, I want to make sure our young people have job opportunities so they can stay here and live. That’s
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Republican gubernatorial candidate Ken Block outlines his vision for the state of Rhode Island during an interview with reporters and editors at The Woonsocket Call Tuesday.
rally the businesses who aren’t taking advantage of the program to help him lobby the General Assembly to change the law. He recognizes the difficulty in that method: one of the groups of employers who regularly use the unemployment system are in the hospitality industry, many of them are located in Newport, and they have the protection of the powerful Senate President, Teresa Paiva Weed, whose district is in
Newport. Another system that is overused, Block said, is Rhode Island’s Temporary Disability Insurance. He says Rhode Island’s TDI program costs twice as much to run as similar programs in other states. Because that is run by the Department of Labor and Training, which is under the purview of the governor, that would be easier for a governor to fix, he said. It could be done by
changing the eligibility rules, to prevent disabled workers from routinely using the full 12 weeks of eligibility when they may be physically able to go back to work before that. That alone could save Rhode Island workers who pay for the insurance $80 million a year. Not only would reforms in unemployment insurance, TDI and other programs, which in some cases could be used to lower sales taxes
and corporate taxes, save money, but it would also get Rhode Island out of the bottom rankings that retard its economic growth. Block lives in Barrington with his wife, Jennifer, and their two children, Sam, a sixth-grader, and Anna, who is in fourth grade. He grew up in Milford, Conn., and has lived in Rhode Island for 25 years.
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Wrentham police: Dispatcher didn’t send cruiser out before dragging death
WRENTHAM (AP) — A Wrentham police dispatcher failed to send a cruiser to check out a complaint from a motel manager about a customer refusing to pay a bill just minutes before a housekeeper was dragged by a pickup truck three miles to her death, allegedly by the same guest, police announced Tuesday. An internal investigation showed that the first call about trouble at the Arbor Inn on U.S. Route 1 on the night of Nov. 18 came in on the department’s business line, not via 911, Lt. William McGrath said The dispatcher, who was dealing with another medical emergency at about the same time, said she would send a cruiser, but never did, he said. “The dispatcher informed the caller she would send a cruiser to handle this call. However, our investigation confirmed she did not send the cruiser. At the time of this initial call, there was no indication of anyone being in danger or potential danger,” McGrath said. He called the failure to send a cruiser an “unfortunate oversight.” The first 911 call about a woman being dragged came in eight minutes later. Kanchanben Patel, 58, who had recently become a U.S. citizen, was dragged about three miles on Route 1 north. Her body was found in the parking lot of a restaurant in Foxboro, just south of the Patriot Place shopping center and Gillette Stadium. The police investigation concluded that there is no way to tell if sending a police cruiser after the initial non-911 call would have saved Patel’s life. The dispatcher, a 15-year veteran, has been placed on administrative leave pending a review and could face disciplinary action, McGrath said. He did not release her name. The driver of the pickup, Moses Acloque, 22, of Norwood has pleaded not guilty to charges including leaving the scene of a fatal accident. He posted $3,000 bail, was ordered to wear a GPS monitoring device, to stay away from the motel and any witnesses in the case. His defense attorney has said Acloque was not staying illegally at the Arbor Inn, but was visiting friends at the motel to watch a Patriots game.
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Check tomorrow’s paper for late lotteries. Supporters of ballot questions that would raise the minimum wage, create a statewide earned sick time policy and update the state’s bottle deposit law say they’ve delivered more than enough certified signatures to put the issues before voters next year. The labor-backed Raise Up Massachusetts Coalition held a rally in front of the Statehouse before dropping off what they said were a natures at Secretary of State William Galvin’s office. At least 68,911 certified signatures are required this election cycle, although activists typically try to collect significantly more to fend off potential challenges. The minimum wage question would raise the wage from $8 to $10.50 per hour over two years and link automatic future hikes to the rate of inflation. one count of simple assault and three counts of domestic disorderly conduct. He pleaded no contest in April to a single count of domestic disorderly conduct and was sentenced to anger management counseling and 20 hours of community service. Prosecutors dismissed the simple assault charge and the two other counts of domestic disorderly conduct. He resigned shortly after from the Pawtucket Police Department. become moot if state lawmakers approve a higher minimum wage. The state Senate has approved an increase in the minimum wage from $8 to $11 over three years, also tying future raises to inflation. The House hasn’t taken up the measure. The sick time question would require Massachusetts employers to provide a minimum of one hour of earned sick time for Workers would begin accruing sick time when they are hired, but wouldn’t be able to begin using it for 90 days. The coalition has political heavyweights supporting both questions. U.S. Sen. Edward Markey is the lead petitioner on the sick time question, while fellow Democratic U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren is the lead petitioner on the minimum wage question. the last regular School Committee meeting, several members and the chairman voiced their opinion that the $890,503 should be kept on the school side as reserves. Additional emergency building repairs that might have to be addressed and a new teachers’ contract that is currently being negotiated — for which no money has been set aside for salary increases in the current year’s budget — are just two of the reasons that money should be set aside. Without it, they say, the current fiscal year school budget will simply end up in a deficit cycle once again. Cylke said she has a meeting on Friday with Grebien to discuss what the city administration’s desired plan is to address the deficit. She said she has put together a detailed presentation for the School Committee at the budget work session, “I will be showing them “the big picture” so they can look at this in a comprehensive manner,” she said.
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Department, was arrested after his longtime girlfriend accused him of several incidents of assault. In one of the incidents, she said Ricco instructed her to kill him with his service revolver during a heated argument, and told Pawtucket police that all of the incidents had occurred while he was supposedly on duty. Ricco was charged with
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any surplus to reduce a past deficit, and cannot hold money aside to cover expenses going forward. Cylke told The Times this week that the School Department’s legal counsel, Steve Robinson, does not necessarily agree that the School Committee is legally bound to utilize their fiscal year 2013 surplus as suggested. Cylke counters that schools are entitled to the surplus, since the 2012 deficit was largely a result of a $2.9 million reduction in funding from the city, as well as from the state, that began the year before. The deficit was originally projected to be about $7.3 million, and school officials worked diligently to bring it down, she noted. “That deficit was not the result of overspending on the part of the schools,” she noted. The issue over the surplus is shaping up to be a divisive one between school and city officials. At
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German cultural club to host Christmas concert Dec. 15
PAWTUCKET — The German American Cultural Society is please to announce that on Sunday, Dec. 15, a Christmas concert will be held at their club, 78 Carter Ave., at 3 p.m. The Schubert-Lorelei Sängerchor and the French Chorus La Chorale will be singing traditional Christmas songs. Noel Velasco will be conducting and Gigi Mitchell-Velasco will be accompanying on the piano. Tickets are $ 10 per person After the concert a German style Roast pork dinner will be served at 5 p.m. Tickets for the dinner are $15. For reservations contact Lynn Rivard at 401 7669541 or email prtsmn59@aol.com. Visa, Master & Discover Cards are accepted. For more information please 860 237 8448 or email rhinsepp@att.net.
WOONSOCKET —Arthur C. Lane was a 23-year-old first lieutenant assigned to the 9th Infantry Division when his plane landed in Vietnam in May of 1967. No sooner had he walked off the plane he found himself in charge of the division after the company commander was killed in action. “All this at the age of 23,” says Lane’s former wife, Linda Zamarripa. A combat veteran, Lane’s tour of duty earned him several medals, including the Purple Heart, Silver Star, Bronze Star and the Army Commendation Medal for valor. Today, Lane, 69, suffers from the affects of Agent Orange, and he’s back in Woonsocket after having lived in Florida for the past 10 years to be closer to his family, which includes a daughter in Blackstone. On Tuesday, Lane’s courage and wartime sacrifice were recognized again – 40 years later — by the Quilts of Valor Foundation (QOVF), an organization that sews quilts for combat service members and veterans touched by war. At 2:30 yesterday, representatives of the QOVF chapter in Connecticut visited Lane at Zamarripa’s Winter Street home to present him with his very own quilt. “It was a big surprise to me,” Lane said yesterday. Blue Star mom Catherine Roberts began the Quilts of Valor Foundation from her
Lincoln Library to host Safe Sitter Program
LINCOLN — The Lincoln Public Library is offering a Safe Sitter Program on Monday, Dec. 30, from 9:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. This one-day program is designed for 11-14-year-olds. Training will include babysitting as a business, childcare, behavior management skills, and infant and child CPR. Students should bring a lunch, drink, and snack. Preregistration is required. The $45 fee is cash-only and is expected at time of registration at the Reference desk. No phone registrations.
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Vietnam veteran Arthur Lane is presented with a Quilt of Valor by Connecticut and Rhode Island Quilts of Valor Coordinator Marilyn Finnegan, left, and assistant Nancy Aubin of Woonsocket during a presentation at his home in Woonsocket Tuesday.
sewing room in Seaford, Delaware, inspired by her son Nathanael’s year-long deployment to Iraq. She wanted to make sure veterans and military members returning from combat were greeted with the comfort and thanksgiving of a handmade quilt. The national grassroots community service program links quilt-toppers with
machine quilters in an effort to provide Quilts of Valor to all returning service men and women. More than 10,000 volunteers make up the organization. As of May 2012 there have been over 65,000 quilts awarded to veterans. The lap-sized quilts are made by a quilt-topper of quality fabrics and quilted by a longarmer. After it has been
bound, washed, labeled and wrapped in a presentation case, the quilt is ready to be awarded. Quilts are awarded on many different levels. They may go to military hospitals where chaplains award them to service members, or there may be presentations to entire service units returning from combat deployments. They are also awarded indi-
Woonsocket man dies in house fire
Officials believe victim fell asleep while smoking
By JOSEPH FITZGERALD
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Holiday concert to benefit Chinese Christian Church
PAWTUCKET — The Chinese Christian Church of Rhode Island will be hosting the Holiday Season Concert of the Wakefield Concert Band on Saturday, Dec. 14, from 7 to 8 p.m. at the church, 333 Roosevelt Ave., Pawtucket. Tickets cost $5 each and are very limited. The concert’s beneficiaries this year are the Pawtucket Student Exchange Program and the victims of the Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. For tickets, contact Michael J. Connolly at 401-729-6376 or email connollym@psdri.net. Tickets will be sold at the door if available.
Fire officials investigate a fire which claimed the life of Charles E. Beerheide, 50, of 243 Lydia Ave., Woonsocket, at his home Tuesday morning.
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WOONSOCKET – Careless smoking is being blamed for a fire that killed a Lydia Avenue man Tuesday morning. Fifty-year-old Charles E. Beerheide died in the home fire due to the careless discarding of smoking materials in an overstuffed chair, fire officials said late Tuesday. “We believe he fell asleep while smoking,” said Woonsocket Deputy Fire Chief Paul Shatraw. The fast moving two-alarm fire broke out in Beerheide’s 243 Lydia Avenue home just after 6 a.m. Tuesday. Woonsocket Fire Chief Timothy Walsh said firefighters arrived at the scene around 6:15 a.m. to find heavy flames in the living room area of the one-story house. The fire was contained within 30 minutes. When firefighters entered the house they found Beerheide and pulled him out, Walsh said. Beerheide, who was unresponsive at the time, was taken by ambulance to Landmark Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. There was no one else in the house at the time and there were no injuries to firefighters, Walsh said. Beerheide has a 25-yearold son who lives out-of-state, according to Shatraw. Walsh said when firefighters arrived at the scene, heavy flames were showing and when they went into the house they found Beerheide in the area of the living room and quickly pulled him out of the house. Walsh called the first responders efforts "heroic.” The fire was investigated by the local department and investigators with the state Fire Marshal’s Office. Providing assistance at the scene were firefighters from the Cumberland Hill, North Cumberland and North Smithfield Fire Departments. The Woonsocket Fire Department also dispatched its
incident command truck and the Providence Canteen vehicle was also on scene. Beerheide’s white vinyl sided ranch with blue shutters is located near Gadoury Boulevard in a modest neighborhood that was once home to former Woonsocket Mayor Susan Menard. “It’s a quite neighborhood and nothing like this has ever happened,” said one neighbor who lives around the corner from Lydia Avenue. “My wife was getting ready to leave this morning and said there was all this commotion on Lydia Avenue so I came down and saw
this,” he said pointing to the yellow police tape that cordoned off Lydia Avenue. The man said he didn’t know Beerheide. “I’m shocked because we’ve never had anything like that happen here,” he said. This was the city’s second fatal fire in three months.In August, a 48-year-old man died in a blaze that erupted in a triple-decker on Dulude Avenue. Five families were displaced as a result of that fire, which was also caused by careless cigarette smoking. Follow Joseph Fitzgerald on Twitter @jofitz7
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The retirement deficit
Deck the halls, this holiday season, with scenes of hunger. Struggling families all across America now have less food on their tables. Budget cuts that kicked into effect Nov. 1 have lowered the nation’s average federal food stamp benefit to less than $1.40 per person per meal. Austerity, American style, is squeezing elsewhere as well, from Head Start for kids to Meals on Wheels for seniors, and more cuts are looming, as lawmakers on Capitol Hill near still another budget deliberation deadline, this one midway through December. The next federal program in the crosshairs? Maybe the biggest of them all: Social Security. Average Americans, of course, don’t want Social Security cut. If anything, average Americans stand more committed than ever to keeping Social Security whole — and for good reason. Social Security currently stands as America’s only retirement bedrock. Not too long ago, pensions also routinely delivered retirement security. But our corporations have cut back on traditional pensions. In 1980, 89 percent of Fortune 100 companies guaranteed workers a “defined benefit” at retirement. The rate last year: only 12 percent. Companies have replaced traditional pensions with 401(k)s, and many firms don’t even match employee 401(k) contributions. The predictable result? The nation’s “retirement deficit” — the difference between what Americans have saved up for retirement and what they need to maintain their standard of living once retired — now totals $6.6 trillion, says Boston College’s Center for Retirement Research. So, amid all this retirement insecurity, who actually thinks that cutting Social Security would be a good idea? The big push for cutting Social Security is coming from America’s “corporate statesmen.” These corporate leaders — the nearly 200 CEOs who run the influential Business Roundtable and the over 135 chief execs who bankroll the lobby group known as “Fix the Debt” — seldom ever mention “Social Security benefits” and “cuts” in the same sentence. They speak instead in euphemisms. The nation, they intone, cannot afford the current level of “entitlement” spending. In the name of “saving” Social Security for future generations, these CEOs are urging Congress to enact “reforms” that range from lowering the annual Social Security inflation adjustment to raising the Social Security retirement age to 70. These two changes, point out Sarah Anderson of the Institute for Policy Studies
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and Scott Klinger of the Center for Effective Government, would slice the average Social Security beneficiary’s lifetime benefits by about 20 percent. America’s CEOs, Anderson and Klinger note in a new report, don’t need Social Security. They already have ample retirement security without it. In fact, these CEOs are sitting on the biggest retirement bonanza in modern human history. The retirement accounts of Business Roundtable CEOs currently average $14.6 million, enough to pay out a $86,043 monthly benefit once they retire. The typical American worker within 10 years of retirement, by contrast, now has only enough in saved-up personal retirement assets to generate a monthly retirement payout of just $71. Why are so many CEOs driving so hard to cut Social Security? One reason: The corporations these CEOs run don’t pay much in the way of corporate taxes today. They want to pay even less — and the less the federal government spends on Social Security and other “entitlements” like Medicare, the less pressure on lawmakers to seriously tax corporate income. CEOs also have a personal reason to want to see Social Security cut. Americans this year pay Social Security tax on only the first $113,700 of paycheck income. This tax ceiling rises each year with inflation. But if we eliminated the ceiling entirely — and taxed the paychecks of CEOs and other high-income taxpayers at the same rate as the paychecks of average workers — 95 percent of the expected Social Security budget shortfall over the next 75 years would disappear. America’s CEOs don’t particularly care for this sensible approach to fixing Social Security’s fiscal future. They’d much rather just ruin Social Security for the rest of us.
Law protects all faiths, not all behaviors
Private businesses are trying to block Obamacare on religious grounds. What do companies worship besides, perhaps, the almighty dollar? That’s the question at the heart of two conflicting rulings from lower courts that the U.S. Supreme Court has decided to take up in its second constitutional showdown over President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act. Since the Affordable Care Act was passed, dozens of Christian employers have challenged its birth-control mandate that requires employers to provide health insurance coverage for Food and Drug Administrationapproved contraceptives. Clarence Page Abortion-rights opponents believe some of the allowed contraceptive methods block fertilized eggs from implanting in a woman’s uterus. That’s disputed by other research findings that the methods in question actually work before fertilization occurs. To placate such objections, the Obama administration has changed the requirement to allow explicitly religious organizations and some other nonprofits to opt out of paying for insurance directly, passing the costs on to their insurance providers instead. But that doesn’t apply to the big forprofit corporations at issue in the two cases that the Supreme Court has agreed to hear. In one case, the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the argument of Oklahoma City-based Hobby Lobby Stores Inc., a chain of 500 arts-and-crafts stores with 13,000 full-time employees, that the mandate would violate the rights of owners David and Barbara Green under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993. That law says that a “person” can seek to opt out of a law under some circumstances if obeying it would “substantially burden” the exercise of his or her religion. But is a corporation a “person”? Yes, says the 10th Circuit, under the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision, which holds that corporations have the same First Amendment rights as individual people to spend money as a form of speech in political campaigns Not so, says the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, in the second of the two decisions the justices will review. In rejecting the arguments of Conestoga Wood Specialties, a Pennsylvania manufacturer of wooden cabinets owned by a Mennonite family, the appeals court wrote that corporations “do not pray, worship, observe sacraments or take other religiously motivated actions separate and apart from the intention and direction of their individual actors.” That sounds right to me. Even if the corporations qualified as “persons” under the 1993 law, which I am sure would surprise many of those who voted for it, the law cites a “substantial burden” on the exercise of religion. If any “burden” is imposed on the employers in these cases, it hardly can be called “substantial” any more than the burden government routinely imposes on taxpayers to fund overseas wars or domestic social programs to which they personally object. But if the high court grants corporations a religious license to pick and choose whichever government rules they want to follow or taxes they want to pay, a substantial burden would be imposed on the ability of the health care law to work — which would be just fine with some of its critics. The impact of such a decision would reach far beyond Obamacare. That's why the Supreme Court has drawn boundaries around the First Amendment’s “free exercise of religion” clause since its ruling in the 1878 test case of the bigamy conviction of George Reynolds, the personal secretary to Mormon leader Brigham Young. Reynolds contended that his bigamy conviction violated his First Amendment rights as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which would not renounce bigamy until 1890. He lost, mainly because of legal reasoning drawn partly from a letter in which Thomas Jefferson drew a sharp distinction between religious belief, which was protected by the First Amendment, and unprotected actions that to which that belief might lead. Because belief “lies solely between man and his God,” Jefferson wrote, “the legislative powers of the government reach actions only, and not opinions.” In that spirit, the Supreme Court wrote, “Suppose one believed that human sacrifices were a necessary part of religious worship, would it be seriously contended that the civil government under which he lived could not interfere to prevent a sacrifice?” One hopes not. Government should not intrude on religious faith but, for the sake of the common good, it occasionally must intervene in acts that are motivated by religious belief.
Walmart employs Tiny Tim appeal instead of offering better pay
Who says Walmart isn’t big-hearted? Just look at the chain’s outlet in Canton, Ohio, where management set up bins for food donations, asking people to give generously to the poor who otherwise would not have a Thanksgiving dinner. But the bins weren’t for customers — they were tucked back in the employees-only area. Walmart’s Thanksgiving food drive was for its own employees, beseeching lowwage workers to donate to even lowerwage workers who can’t afford a family dinner on this national day of thanks. Yes, this corporate colossus, with an annual income greater than 140 countries, wants its poorly paid employees to buy food for fellow employees whose paychecks leave them in deep poverty. More astonishing is the corporation’s insipid, self-congratulatory insistence that the employee food drive demonstrates its deep ethical commitment to the welfare of all Walmart “associates” (as it grandiosely calls its beleaguered workers). “This is part of the company’s culture to rally around associates and take care of them,” a spokesman for the big-box giant asserted. But, of course, Walmart isn’t taking care of its workers at all. It won’t pay a living wage, won’t provide decent health care or other needed benefits, won’t allow workers
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to organize so they can have their own voice — and then abandons them to beg for scraps if they want to share in Thanksgiving with other Americans. This is obscene and a moral outrage. Three Waltons — Alice, Robson, and Jim — are heirs to the Walmart fortune and are sitting on more than $33 billion apiece, thanks to decades of profiting on the low wages the corporation pays. Shouldn’t they at least pony up a pittance from their prodigious inheritance for a few turkey-andsweet-potato dinners on Thanksgiving? To push for a modicum of fairness, contact www.ForRespect.org.
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Paul Walker remembered as animal lover
PETA joins fans of “The Fast and the Furious” franchise in mourning the tragic death of Paul Walker. Many know him as a self-proclaimed “gearhead” and fearless actor, but PETA knows him as a man who loved his dogs and quietly promoted respect for all animals. Mr. Walker’s first passion was not acting, but marine biology. When he ran out of money for his degree, he turned to acting as a way to fund his education and was involved in two documentaries on sharks for the National Geographic channel. In 2006, he joined the board of a foundation dedicated to protecting fish species who are in danger from overfishing. His fascination with wildlife didn’t stop in our oceans’ waters. In a 2011 interview, Mr. Walker shared his changing views on hunting. “I used to be a really big hunter,” he said. “What I’ve found as I’ve gotten older is I enjoy taking photos of the wildlife more. I can pull the trigger one hundred, two hundred, three hundred times and I can come back and see that animal the next day.” His compassion also extended to birds, and he became an avid bird watcher who dabbled in botany. Fans of Paul Walker — and others who want to learn more about animal-friendly living and safely interacting with wildlife — can read more at www.PETA.org. Christina Matthies The PETA Foundation Norfolk, Va.
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Wednesday, December 4, 2013
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Gloria Andrade
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Chafee tours storm water tunnel deep under RI
PROVIDENCE — Crews working deep under Providence are digging miles of tunnels to divert storm water and protect Narragansett Bay from pollution — an effort that Gov. Lincoln Chafee calls "the biggest project you'll never see." On Tuesday, the Democratic governor donned safety goggles and a hard hat before being lowered 220 feet down a shaft to the tunnel's floor, where crews have already blasted through thousands of feet of bedrock. Chafee said he wanted to see the huge undertaking firsthand. "It's just a monstrous project," Chafee said. "It's a solution to a problem that seemed unsolvable. We had to fix it. The engineering, what human beings can do, is really amazing." When complete, the elaborate system of subterranean tunnels will divert and store water from storms to prevent it from overwhelming sewage treatment plants and sending significant amounts of pollutants into the bay. Once the rain stops, pumps will bring the storm water to the surface when it can be safely treated at the sewage plant. With a price tag expected to surpass $1 billion, the project is one of the largest public works efforts in state history. The work is being done by the Narragansett Bay Commission to comply with federal clean water mandates. The cost is being funded through sewer bills. While he acknowledges the hefty price tag, Chafee said the benefit to the state's environment and the economy will be worth it. Tourism and the state's shell fishing industry all depend on the quality of Narragansett Bay. Beach closures and shell fishing restrictions are a common occurrence in Rhode Island after heavy rains. Crews using giant boring machines have already completed the first phase of the project, which cost $350 million and involves a threemile, 26-foot diameter stretch of tunnel under Providence. Since that tunnel went online in 2008, more than 5 billion gallons of runoff has been captured and treated. When finished, the project aims to cut the number of overflows from 71 per year to four per year and reduce the amount of contaminated water going into the bay by 98 percent. The project's second phase — with a $250 million price tag — is expected to be completed in about a year, according to Ray Marshall, executive director of the Narragansett Bay Commission. The third phase is expected to cost another $600 million and won't be completed until 2017. Planning for the project began more than two decades ago and work began in 2001.
PAWTUCKET — Andrade, Gloria, 89, of West Lawn Avenue, Pawtucket passed away at Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center in Providence o n December 2, 2013. She was the wife of the late John Andrade. Gloria was born in Pawtucket, the daughter of the late Antonio and Umbelina (Almeida) Pita. Ms. Andrade was a lifetime resident of Pawtucket and worked for many years at the Fram Corporation until retiring. Gloria is survived by her son, Michael Andrade of Pawtucket. She also leaves her brothers, Bernardino Pita of Pawtucket, John Pita of Pawtucket, Joseph Mello of Florida and a sister Leonora Donovan of Pawtucket. Mrs. Andrade is predeceased by her son John Andrade and a brother Manuel Pita. The funeral for Mrs. Andrade will be held Thursday at 9:00 am from the MANNING-HEFFERN FUNERAL HOME, 68 Broadway, Pawtucket, with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Maria Goretti Church, 165 Power Road, Pawtucket at 10:00 am. Calling hours are Wednesday from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Gloria's name to the Home and Hospice Care of Rhode Island, 1085 North Main Street, Providence, RI 02904. For directions and guest book signatures, please visit manningheffern.com
$7M settlement proposed for police shooting victim
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Natural history museum diorama painter dies in Vt.
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Painter Fred F. Scherer, who created vivid dioramas of animals and birds in natural scenes for the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, has died at age 98. His daughter Deidre Scherer, also an artist, said on Tuesday that he died Nov. 25 in Townshend, in southern Vermont. She said that millions of people have walked by the Natural History dioramas and not known who the artists were. Artist Stephen Quinn, who worked at the museum after Scherer retired, said he looked up to him. "Fred was always held in high esteem and one of the great gurus of background painting and mural painting," said Quinn, author of "Windows on Nature: The Great Dioramas of the American Museum of Natural History." Scherer was born in New York and learned from his mentor, artist James Perry Wilson, how to paint dioramas, three-dimensional scenes that convey sense of place and time of day and create the illusion of being at a specific location. From 1934 to 1972, he created or collaborated on many dioramas in the museum. He created at least 15 of them in the Chapman Memorial Bird Hall, the African Hall and the North American Mammal Hall, his daughter said.
PROVIDENCE — The family of a mentally ill man shot nine times by North Kingstown police has agreed to settle a police brutality lawsuit against the town and police department for $7 million, according to papers filed in federal court in Providence last week. Mark Kilcline, 18, was shot in Feb. 8, 2009, in his home. The officers said Kilcline was threatening them with a knife. But a lawsuit filed by Kilcline's family says he was suffering a depressive episode and was getting dressed to have his landlady take him to a psychiatric hospital when three police officers arrived. They were called there by the mother of one of Kilcline's friends, who had seen him cut himself with a knife that morning. The lawsuit says officers ran upstairs without permission and did not ask Kilcline
to come out but instead kicked in his bedroom door, blindsiding him and barricading him inside. The officers believed they were in imminent danger because Kilcline was brandishing an 8-inch steak knife, a 2009 grand jury investigation found. Kilcline was shot in the face, chest, abdomen, and arm and was permanently paralyzed. He died this year, and the lawsuit says his death was a result of the shooting. One of the officers was also shot by a fellow officer. The officers involved were never charged with criminal wrongdoing. The officers acted "reasonably and professionally," thenAttorney General Patrick Lynch said after the grand jury investigation. "I would add that they probably prevented a worse tragedy from occurring," Lynch said at the time. Police Chief Thomas Mulligan said Tuesday it would be premature to com-
ment because the matter is not fully resolved. He referred more questions to attorney Marc DeSisto, who said there was an agreement in place. He declined to comment further, saying the agreement had not been finalized. The town manager did not immediately return messages. U.S. District Judge William Smith is scheduled to hold a hearing about the proposed settlement next week. Kilcline first sued in 2010. The lawsuit was amended after his death to add his mother and sister as plaintiffs. Their suit made a number of claims, including that the officers violated Kilcline's civil rights and that the town failed to properly train its employees on their responsibilities and proper conduct toward people who are mentally ill. It also claimed that Kilcline was discriminated against because of his mental illness.
New chief judge Social Security payments late takes over RI to 8,000 Rhode Island residents PROVIDENCE (AP) — the state supplemental federal court More than 8,000 Rhode Social Security Income
PROVIDENCE (AP) — The U.S. District Court for Rhode Island has a new chief judge. Judge William E. Smith began a 7-year term as chief of the court on Sunday. He succeeds Judge Mary M. Lisi, whose term as chief expired Saturday. Lisi will remain in active service. The chief of the district court is the most senior active district judge who is younger than 65 and has not previously served as chief judge. The chief judge is responsible for the management of the court and acts and speaks on behalf of the other district judges in management and operational matters. Smith has been on the court since 2002. He was nominated by President George W. Bush. Islanders are waiting for Social Security payments that were delayed by a hitch in the electronic transfer of funds. The state's Department of Human Services announced Tuesday that it's looking into why payments that were supposed to go out on Monday were held up. In all, more than 32,000 Rhode Islanders were scheduled to receive payments, which are part of benefit program. The federal government administers the payments. State officials say they believe the problem was caused by a change in the banking institutions which handle the payments. All of those whose payments are delayed receive their benefits electronically. The state says it's working with the federal government to resolve the problem as quickly as possible.
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Woonsocket
•The third annual “Night of Sonnet and Song – On a Graceful Journey” at St. Ann Arts & Cultural Center, 84 Cumberland St. Doors open at 5:30pm. This inspirational World AIDS Day event will include food, music, penny social, poetry readings, door prizes, and resource information. This event is free event open to the public; donations are appreciated. 401235-6092 or lcohen@famresri.org for additional information. •Milk Fund benefit event at The Gym LLC, 2168 Diamond Hill Road, 8 a.m. Run/walk to the Bocce Club and enjoy a free breakfast and walk/run back . $10 donation goes to the Milk Fund. First 75 participants receive T-shirts. Vendors from 9 a.m. to noon. •Blackstone Valley Polar Express, tours at 1 and 4 p.m. leavign from One Depot Square. Tickets online at www.blackstonevalleypolarexpress.com or call 401-724-2200.
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Pawtucket
• 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 Street. The fee for Leon Mathieu Senior Center members is $5 per person per month. 728-7582.
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Woonsocket
•Harris Public Library hosts Creative Writing Group Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m.
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Glocester
• Candleligth shopping in Chepachet, presented by the Glocester Heritage Society, 6 to 9 p.m. Local shops will be decorated for the season and the streets will be lighted with our new antique street lights.The sounds of holiday music and carolers will add to the old fashioned ambiance that folks have enjoyed for many years. www.candlelightshopping.com.
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Burrillville
• The RI Stage Ensemble presents “Miracle on 34th Street” at 7:30 p.m. Ticket are $15 on the website, ristage.org, and at the door. Discounts available for seniors, students and vets. • Christmas bazaar at Pine Grove Health Center, 999 South Main St., Pascoag, Dec. 6 and 7, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Crafts, penny social, baked goods, jewlery, children’s room, raffles and more. Dynamites, chips, and drinks available.
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Woonsocket
•Woonsocket Historical Society annual Christmas Open House, 1 to 4 p.m. Public invited. 42 South Main St., garden level. •Annual Boudoir Bingo to benefit the Milk Fund, Athena’s, 640 Winter St. Doors open at 7 p.m. $10 per person for 10 games, 50/50 raffle and raffle gift basket. Register by calling 762-6110 ext. 12.
Woonsocket
• “Buenas Noches for the Milk Fund” at The Burrito Company, 104 Cass Ave., cocktails 6 p.m,. dinner, 6:30. Hosted by WNRI’s Roger Bouchard. $20 includes dinner, entertainment and Mexican themed raffle baskets. Tickets available at The Burrito Company, 786 Diamond Hill Road.
Central Falls
• Forand Manor holds Bingo every Monday and Wednesday, starting at 5:15 p.m.
Burrillville
•Jesse M. Smith Library in Harrisville Wreath Making Workshop. Join URI Master Gardener, Lee Menard, and make a beautiful holiday wreath out of natural materials. Registration is required and can be done by phone (710-7800) or in person.
Woonsocket
• Cash Mob, gathering at 6 p.m. at Walnut Hill Plaza Parking Lot, 1500 Diamond Hill Road. Two local business will be announced at 6:15. Each member agrees to spend $20 at each location. Sponsored by The Blackstone Valley Independent Business Alliance and the Northern RI Chamber of Commerce.
Cumberland
• Teen Anime Club at the Cumberland Public Library, every Tuesday from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. for teens 13+. Watch anime and have a snack, draw, play games and meet special gifts.
Lincoln
•Davies High School 2nd annual Holiday Bazaar, 9am-3pm, 50 Jenckes Hill Road. •The Cumberland-Lincoln Community Chorus will perform a Holiday Concert, 7 p.m. at the Blackstone Valley Historical Society, 1873 Louisquisset Pike. $10. www.bvhsri.org
Woonsocket
• Italian Buffet Dinner to benefit the Milkd Fund at the Italian Workingman’s Club, 947 Diamond Hill Road, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. $10 adults, $6 ages 3-12. • Written Word Writing Group Thursdays, 7:15 p.m. at Harris Public Library. An outlet for adult writers of all leanings: poetry, journaling, prose, short story, sermon, comedy, script writing, puppets. No critiquing. All are welcome and there is no charge.
Woonsocket
•Blackstone Valley Polar Express, tours at 4 and 7 p.m. leaving from One Depot Square. Tickets online at www.blackstonevalleypolarexpress.com or call 401-724-2200. •Cercle Laurier will host and allyou-can-eat beer and dynamite Milk Fund benefit event from 6 to 9 p.m., featuring a DJ and raffles. All proceeds raised will be donated to The Milk Fund.
Blackstone
•Calling all area musicians to join the newly formed BMR Alumni and Friends Band. Meet at 6:30 at BMR auditorium on Dec. 4, 11 and 18. Call 508883-1291 for more information.
Blackstone
•Boughs and Bows will be held from noon - 3 p.m. at the Blackstone Historical Museum, 32 Main St. Make a wreath, decorate a wreath or get help with other decorations. This event is free. Call 508-883-4821.
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Woonsocket
•Club Par-X Breakfast to benefit the Milk Fund, 36 Stanley Ave., 8 a.m. to noon. $8 adults, $5 ages 3-12. Penny social, raffles and prizes. Tickets at the door or by calling chairperson Susan Tessier-MacKenzie, 487-4136.
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Cumberland
•The Cumberland Library hosts “As Seen on Pinterest: Holiday Gif Tags and More,” 6:30 p.m. Make unique gift tags and more to add to your holiday presents. Space is limited, register online or by calling (401) 333-2552 ext. 2. •AARP Cumberland Chapter 4646 Christmas Party, St. Joseph’s Hall, 1303 Mendon Road. Business meeting begins at 11 a.m., followed by a luncheon from Davenport’s Restaurant.
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Pawtucket
•Pawtucket Veterans Council of RI, in conjuntion with Korean War Veterans Chapter 1, will hold a Christmas dinner party at 7 p.m. at Hose Company #6, 636 Central Ave. For information or to RSVP call Jim Hollis at 333-2928 or Jim Robbins at 837-2450. RSVP by Dec. 2.
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Woonsocket
•Main Street Holiday Stroll, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Family friendly entertainment, including carolers, horse and buggy rides, arts and crafts, fireworks and Santa’s arrival. www.rihs.org. •Harris Public Library hosts Creative Writing Group Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m..
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Woonsocket
• Dinner and Christmas with Kitty Litter at the Stadium Theatre, 6:30 p.m. An evening of holiday cheer and drag comedy with the self-proclaimed first lady of Providence Ms. Kitty Litter. www.stadiumtheatre.com. • Written Word Writing Group Thursdays, 7:15 p.m. at Harris Public Library. An outlet for adult writers of all leanings: poetry, journaling, prose, short story, sermon, comedy, script writing, puppets. No critiquing. All are welcome and there is no charge.
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Burrillville
• Pascoag Council, 383, Knights of Columbus Friday Night Bingo at the Columbus Club, 98 Roosevelt Ave. Games begin at 6:20 p.m.; doors open at 4:30 p.m. • The RI Stage Ensemble presents “Miracle on 34th Street” at 7:30 p.m. Ticket are $15 on the website, ristage.org, and at the door.
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Millville
•Third annual Magic of Christmas Celebration at St. Augustine Parish, 17 Lincoln St. Christmas craft fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Crafters, vendors, raffles and food. North Pole Carnival on Dec. 15 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Games, relays, Santa visit, lunch and more.
Cumberland
• The Lusitania Boys U15 Soccer Team hosts its first holiday fair at Club Lusitania, 10 Chase St., from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. A donation of a non-perishable food item would be appreciated. More than 45 local crafters and vendors. • 2nd annual Irish Dance Spectacular featuring dancers from Tir Na Nog Irish Dance at Blackstone River Theatre, 2-5 p.m. $12 advance, $15 at the door. www.riverfolk.org.
Woonsocket
• Christmas at the Pillsbury House to benefit the Milk Fund, 341 Prospect St., 7 to 9 p.m. Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments. Tours of the house by owner Roger Bouchard. Piano music. $35 per person. Limited number of tickets available.
Northbridge
• The Blackstone Valley Coin and Collectables Club hosts a coin show at Brian’s Restaurant in Whitinsville from 3 to 8 p.m. All are welcome.
Pawtucket
•Park Place Congregational Church, UCC, 71 Park Place, hosts a Holiday Harmonies Cabaret. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., dinner at 6:30, show at 7:15. Donations: $18 adults, $5 children 5-12, free under 5. Reservations at 726-2800 by Dec. 11 at 3 p.m.
Woonsocket
•”A Christmas Carol” presented by Encore Repertory Company at The Stadium Theatre, 7:30 p.m. www.stadiumtheatre.com. •Blackstone Valley Polar Express, tours at 4 and 7 p.m. leaving from One Depot Square. Tickets online at www.blackstonevalleypolarexpress.com or call 401-724-2200.
Central Falls
•Forand Manor holds Bingo every Monday and Wednesday, starting at 5:15 p.m.
Burrillville
• 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 p.m.
Millville
• Blackstone Valley Community Concert Band holiday concert at 7 p.m., at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 49 Central St. A freewill offering will be taken.
Bellingham
• Reading with Indy, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Bellingham Public Library. Indy, a certified reading therapy dog will be at the library on Pawtucket Mondays. Children sign up for 15 •The Ladies Auxiliary to the minutes to read to Indy. All ages Major Walter Gatchell VFW Post welcome. Please register only one #306 hold their annual time per month in order to give Christmas Bingo, 171 Fountatin other children opportunities to St. Doors open at 11 a.m., bingo read. starts at 1.
Cumberland
• Teen Candy Sushi Class at the Cumberland Public Library, 5:30 p.m. Space is limited. Register online, at the library or by calling (401) 333-2552 ext. 2. Ages 11-18 welcome.
Burrillville
•”Santa at Stillwater” event at Stillwater Mill Center. Snowman building contest from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Santa arrives at 1. Burrillville Animal Shelter will be collecting donations of pet products under the Pavilion.
Blackstone
•Calling all area musicians to join the newly formed BMR Alumni and Friends Band. Meet at 6:30 at BMR auditorium on Dec. 4, 11 and 18. Call 508-883-1291 for more information.
Lincoln
• Scholastic Book and Vendor Fair, Dec. 12-14 at the Family Literacy Center, 12 Parkway, Manville. Holiday gifts to purchase and a visit from Santa. www.flcri.org.
Lincoln
• Scholastic Book and Vendor Fair, Dec. 12-14 at the Family Literacy Center, 12 Parkway, Manville. Holiday gifts to purchase and a visit from Santa. www.flcri.org.
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Millville
•Third annual Magic of Christmas Celebration at St. Augustine Parish, 17 Lincoln St. North Pole Carnival from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Games, relays, Santa visit, lunch and more. •Community lessons and carols at St. John Episcopal Church, 49 Central St. Free-will offering for local food bank. All are welcome.
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East Providence
•Historical Society Holiday Turkey Dinner and free public concert, 6 p.m. at Newman Church Hall, Rumford. Must make reservations in advance to attend dinner. 4381750.
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Pawtucket
• 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 Street. The fee for Leon Mathieu Senior Center members is $5 per person per month. 728-7582.
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Central Falls
• Forand Manor holds Bingo every Monday and Wednesday, starting at 5:15 p.m.
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Woonsocket
• Tony Cerbo is Home for Christmas at the Stadium Theatre. Music in the style of Michael Buble and Harry Connick Jr. Show includes dinner served in the lobby. www.stadiumtheatre.com. • Written Word Writing Group Thursdays, 7:15 p.m. at Harris Public Library. An outlet for adult writers of all leanings: poetry, journaling, prose, short story, sermon, comedy, script writing, puppets. No critiquing. All are welcome and there is no charge.
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Burrillville
• Pascoag Council, 383, Knights of Columbus Friday Night Bingo at the Columbus Club, 98 Roosevelt Ave. Games begin at 6:20 p.m.; doors open at 4:30 p.m.
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Woonsocket
•Blackstone Valley Polar Express, tours at 1, 4 and 7 p.m. leaving from One Depot Square. Tickets online at www.blackstonevalleypolarexpress.com or call 401-724-2200. •Holiday Extravaganza Concert at Chan’s, 8 p.m., Chan’s Restaurant, 267 Main St. www.chanseggrollsandjazz.com •9th annual Cookie Walk at St. Michael Ukrainian Orthodox Church hal, 74 Harris Ave., 9 a.m. to noon. Homemade cookies $8.50 a pound. Pre-orders of 5 pounds or more, call 7651410.
Woonsocket
•Harris Public Library hosts Creative Writing Group Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m.
Woonsocket
• Dinner and Messages of Hope and Love with spiritual medium Roland Comtois at the Stadium Theatre, 6:30 p.m. www.stadiumtheatre.com. • The Knights of Columbus General Moylan Assembly business meeting, 7 p.m. at All Saints Parish Hall, 323 Rathbun St.
Woonsocket
•Blackstone Valley Polar Express, tours at 4 and 7 p.m. leaving from One Depot Square. Tickets online at www.blackstonevalleypolarexpress.com or call 401-724-2200. •Ocean State Holiday Pops concert at the Stadium Theatre, 8 p.m. This 60 piece orchestra will fill you with the spirit of Christmas as they play all of your favorite merry holiday favorites. www.stadiumtheatre.com.
Blackstone
•Calling all area musicians to join the newly formed BMR Alumni and Friends Band. Meet at 6:30 at BMR auditorium on Dec. 4, 11 and 18. Call 508883-1291 for more information.
East Providence
•St. Margaret Parish choirs perform a Christmas concert at 4 p.m., 1098 Pawtucket Ave., Rumford. Free, open to public.
Pawtucket
•Delaney St. Teresa’s Council 57 annual Keep Christ in Christmas breakfast, 8 a.m. to noon, St. Teresa’s church hall. $7 adults, $4 children. •The German-American Cultural Society of Rhode Island presents a Christmas concert with Schubert-Lorelei Sangerchor and La Chorale French Chorus of Providence at 3 p.m., 78 Carter Ave. Concert $10. Dinner $15, served at 5:30 p.m.
Central Falls
•Forand Manor holds Bingo every Monday and Wednesday, starting at 5:15 p.m.
Wrentham
•Cumberland Lincoln Community Chorus Holiday Concert, 3 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, 47 East St. www.clccmusic.org. Free-will offerings appreciated.
Bellingham
• Reading with Indy, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Bellingham Public Library. Indy, a certified reading therapy dog will be at the library on Mondays. Please register only one time per month.
Bellilngham
•The First Baptist Church of Bellingham will hold its annual Christmas Contata entitled, “Three Trees” at 7 p.m. Free event and all are welcome.
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Cumberland
• 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.all. $7 adults, $4 children.
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North Smithfield
•Slatersville Village Green Christmas Eve Luminaria. The historic village green and walkways of Slatersville will be lit by canlelight, leading to the entrance of Slatersville Congregational Church. www.slatersvillechurch.org.
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Bristol
•Sparkle! An Outdoor Family Event, Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum, 101 Ferry Road. Come stroll through Blithewold's illuminated gardens and greenhouse, breathing in that crisp Christmas air or joining our carolers as they spread holiday cheer. Enjoy music, cocoa, and roasted marshmallows around a roaring bonfire in Blithewold's Enclosed Garden. Carolers will be singing around the bonfire from 6:30 - 7 pm. Hot Cocoa is free; s'mores kits will be available for $1.
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Burrillville
• Pascoag Council, 383, Knights of Columbus Friday Night Bingo at the Columbus Club, 98 Roosevelt Ave. Games begin at 6:20 p.m.; doors open at 4:30 p.m.
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Bristol
•Christmas at Blithewold, 101 Ferry Road. Christmas at Blithewold has a new theme every year. The Mansion is open for touring Tuesday through Sunday 11a.m. - 5 p.m. Buy your admission tickets online or at the door. Our wonderful volunteers work hard to incorporate the annual theme into their decorations and design of their rooms; almost every room at Blithewold is decorated for Christmas. Our Christmas includes a 18 ft Christmas tree, music performances, teas, singa-longs with Santa and more.
Woonsocket
•Blackstone Valley Polar Express, tours at 1 and 4 p.m. leaving from One Depot Square. Tickets online at www.blackstonevalleypolarexpress.com or call 401-724-2200.
Central Falls
•Forand Manor holds Bingo every Monday and Wednesday, starting at 5:15 p.m.
Bellingham
• Reading with Indy, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Bellingham Public Library. Indy, a certified reading therapy dog will be at the library on Mondays. Please register only one time per month.
•Sparkle! An Outdoor Family Event, Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum, 101 Ferry Road. Come stroll through Blithewold's illuminated gardens and greenhouse, breathing in that crisp Christmas air or joining our carolers as they spread holiday cheer. Enjoy music, cocoa, and roasted marshmallows around a roaring bonfire in Blithewold's Enclosed Garden. Carolers will be singing around the bonfire from 6:30 - 7 pm. Hot Cocoa is free; s'mores kits will be available for $1.
Glocester
• Harmony Library offers a children’s Sewing Wrokshop at 3 and 5 p.m. in the community room for children in grades 2 and up. $10 material fee. Registration is required. Call 949-2850 or visit www.harmonylibrary.org.
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Festive Peppermint Twists
Dark Cocoa, Light Cocoa, Green or White Candy Melts Candy Peppermint Twisted Sticks Candy Assorted Holiday Sprinkles, including Holiday Nonpareils, Confetti and Jimmies, Red and Green Colored Sugars Line cookie sheets with parchment paper. In Disposable Dipping Container or bowl, separately melt Candy Melts candy in microwave following package instructions. Dip peppermint sticks into melted candy; tap stick lightly to smooth surface. Immediately add sprinkles. Set on prepared cookie sheet; chill until set, 5 to 10 minutes.
Cheery Cereal Tree Treats
Makes about 12 treats 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter or margarine 4 cups mini marshmallows Juniper or Leaf Green Icing Color 6 cups crisp rice cereal White Cookie Icing Jumbo Rainbow Nonpareils, Sprinkles or Sugars, as desired Prepare 3D Silicone Tree Mold and silicone spatula or wooden spoon with vegetable pan spray. In large saucepan, melt butter. Add marshmallows; cook and stir until melted. Tint with icing color. Remove from heat and add cereal; mix well. Press into prepared mold. When cool to touch, remove from mold. (If mixture becomes hard to work with, microwave at 50 percent power for 30 to 60 seconds to soften.) Heat Cookie Icing following label directions. Squeeze snow and garlands on trees; add sprinkles and sugars as desired. Let dry.
Christmas Candy Swirl Cookies
Makes about 2 dozen cookies. 2-3/4 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon salt 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened 1-1/2 cups granulated sugar 1 egg 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon almond extract (optional) Red and Green Sparkle Gel Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly spray Easy Decorate Swirl Cookie Pan with vegetable pan spray. In small bowl, combine flour and salt. In large bowl, beat butter and sugar with electric mixer at medium speed until well blended. Beat in egg and extracts; mix well. Add flour mixture; beat until well blended. Press dough into pan cavities, filling 2/3 full. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until light brown around edges. Cool in pan 10 minutes. Turn pan over; lightly tap pan to remove cookies. Cool cookies completely. Decorate cooled cookies with Sparkle Gel. Let set, at least 30 minutes.
Festive Peppermint Twists, Cheery Cereal Tree Treats, Gingerbread House, Jolly Santa’s Treat Cookies and Christmas Candy Swirl Cookies
Sweet Snowmen Cookies
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Sweet Snowmen Cookies
White, Red, Green, Black and Orange Candy Melts Candy Peanut butter sandwich cookies Holiday Confetti, Holiday and Snowflake Mix Sprinkles Cinnamon Drops Black Sugar Pearls Silver Pearlized Sugar Melt white Candy Melts candy following package instructions. Place cookies on cooling grid positioned over parchment-lined cookie sheet. Spoon melted candy over top surface of cookie; chill 5 to 10 minutes or until set. Turn cookies over, candy side down, on cooling grid. Completely cover cookies with melted candy; chill 5 to 10 minutes or until set. Repeat, if needed, to completely cover cookie. To decorate snowmen, melt Candy Melts candy following package instructions as needed. Using red, green and white candy in candy or disposable decorating bag, pipe hats, ear muff band and scarves, adding colored sugar trim to candy before it sets. For ball cap, cut a Candy Melt candy wafer in half; attach with melted candy. Attach sprinkles for buttons, ear muffs and decorative accents using dots of melted candy. Using melted black candy and decorating bag, pipe facial features. Using melted orange candy and decorating bag, pipe nose.
Jolly Santa’s Treat Cookies
othing says home for the holidays like the smell of treats baking in the oven and a crowded kitchen filled with loved ones. Whether making decades-old family favorites or starting new holiday baking traditions, you can create homemade holiday goodies in a (ginger) snap. “The holidays are a time when families are in the kitchen at record rates to bake cookies, build gingerbread houses and create a wide variety of sweet treats,” says Nancy Siler, vice president of consumer affairs at Wilton. “The good news is, even if you only have 30 minutes to spare during this hectic time, you can make amazing desserts for gatherings or gifting.” Try these easy treat ideas from Wilton to spread holiday cheer: Holiday Helpers: Invite family and friends for a cookie decorating day to help prepare gifts for upcoming events. You provide the Sparkling Sugars and Sprinkles, Peppermint Twisted Sticks and red and green icing ... everyone else provides the creativity. Miracle on Your Street: Crunched for time with a party to attend? Pick up ready-toeat cookies and artfully dip them in red and green Candy Melts candy for an elegant upgrade. No one has to know how simple it was to create a customized dessert. Instant Snowman: Coat peanut butter sandwich cookies in white Candy Melts candy to create instant snowmen. Decorate with hats, scarves and, of course, carrot noses. It’s a Wrap: Turn your homemade treats into gourmet gifts. Stock up on holidaythemed gift bags and boxes, colorful tissue paper, ribbons and tags to transform made-from-the-heart goodies into extra special gifts. For more holiday ideas and inspiration, visit www.wilton.com.
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Jolly Santa’s Treat Cookies
Makes about 3 dozen cookies 2-3/4 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened 1-1/2 cups granulated sugar 1 egg 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon almond extract Red, Green and White Cookie Icing Red and Dark Green Colored Sugars White Sparkling or Pearlized Sugar White Sugar Pearls
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Boston firefighters battle 8-alarm blaze Obama’s Kenyan-born uncle allowed to remain in US
in South Boston's Innovation District was undergoing renovations. Members of a cleaning crew in the building made their way safely out a back entrance. Firefighters attacked the blaze from outside because of uncertainty over the integrity of the structure. The street was closed but officials say they hoped to reopen Summer Street in time for the evening commute. There was no word on a cause. BOSTON — President Barack Obama's Kenyan-born uncle, who ignored a deportation order more than two decades ago, on Tuesday was granted permission to stay in the United States. Judge Leonard Shapiro made the decision after Onyango Obama, 69, testified that he had lived in the U.S. for 50 years, been a hard worker, paid income tax and been arrested only once. Asked about his family in the U.S., he said he has a sister and two nieces, then added, "I do have a nephew." Asked to name the nephew, he said, "Barack Obama," then added, "He's the president of the United States." Onyango Obama, the half brother of the president's late father, testified he has lived in the U.S. since 1963, when he entered on a student visa. He had a series of immigration hearings in the 1980s and was ordered to leave the country in 1992 but remained. During his testimony, he identified himself as Obama Okech Onyango. Court records and authorities have identified him as Onyango Obama, and no explanation was given for the discrepancy. Obama told the judge he had led a quiet, simple life, graduating from high school in Cambridge, then attending Boston University, where he received a degree in philosophy. He said he has worked for years as a manager at a family-owned liquor store in Framingham, just west of Boston. He also said he has worked for decades to help African immigrants find housing and settle in the U.S. The judge, while announcing his decision, cited a law that entitles immigrants who are "out of status" to become permanent residents if they arrived in the U.S. before 1972, maintained continuous residence and are of good moral character. Obama testified he hasn't been back to Kenya since he entered the U.S. and said it would be difficult for him to return after all these years. "Mr. Judge, America is a land of opportunities, a land of chances," he said in a thick accent. His immigration status didn't become public until his 2011 drunken-driving arrest in Framingham. Police said after the arrest he told them, "I think I will call the White House." Asked about the exchange by a prosecutor on Tuesday, he said he might have said that but couldn't recall. The charge was dismissed after he completed a year of probation and 14 weeks of alcohol education classes. The judge said he considered testimony about Obama's character, including letters from people who praised him for being a "kind and decent person," and considered the drunken-driving charge and allegations of discrepancies in what he told immigration officials 20 to 30 years ago. "He appears to me to be a gentleman," the judge said. Obama testified that President Obama stayed with him for three weeks in Cambridge while the president was a student at Harvard Law School. "In our tradition, your brother's kids are your kids as well," he said after the hearing. Onyango Obama's Clevelandbased immigration attorney, Margaret Wong, called him a "wonderful older gentleman." "He has earned his privilege to stay in the United States. He has been here for 50 years," she said.
BOSTON (AP) — There were no reported injuries in an eightalarm blaze in a commercial building in Boston that firefighters quickly brought under control. An alarm-monitoring company reported the fire at about 4:30 a.m. Tuesday. The fire was under control by about 6 a.m. but firefighters were dousing hotspots for hours. City fire officials estimated damage at $2 million. Officials say the five-story brick building on Summer Street
Mass. prosecutors allege Hernandez girlfriend lied
against Shayanna Jenkins. Jenkins has pleaded not guilty and her attorney has accused prosecutors of overreaching. A message was left with her Tuesday. Hernandez has pleaded not guilty in the killing of Odin Lloyd, who was dating Jenkins' sister. He is being held without bail. Prosecutors also say they believe Jenkins lied when she said she couldn't remember conversations about Lloyd's murder that she had with Hernandez.
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Tolman, Shea to pool their resources
Teams will share facility while Shea’s undergoes repairs
By JON BAKER
jbaker@pawtuckettimes.com
Season goes south for Northmen
PAWTUCKET – It's the time of year when interscholastic coaches begin preparing their respective squads for the winter season, and Kim Hewson, the Shea High head swimming coach, was one of them on Tuesday. He stood on the deck explaining to a few of his more inexperienced aquatic Raiders the nuances of proper stroke and rotary breathing techniques: that is, how the hands should slice the water, not slap it; how the body should rotate in order to breathe correctly to either side; how to close the fingers and turn them down slightly to create a “paddle” for each stroke. It was familiar territory for the coach – but only figuratively speaking – because Hewson conducted his workout at rival Tolman's pool – since this season the Raiders won't have one in which to practice or compete. Long-time Shea athletic director See POOL, page B3
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Blackstone Valley Sports photos by Ernest A. Brown
North Smithfield senior running back Dylan Narodowy (25) avoids the clutches of EWG defensive back Jacob Hornoff during a first-quarter run at EWG Tuesday night.
N. Smithfield downed by Exeter/West Greenwich, 21-13
Providence, which beat Scituate in its semifinal-round test. As for the third-seeded WEST GREENWICH Northmen, they will have to or the fourth straight seawait yet another year to vie for son, North Smithfield is their program’s first appearance one and done in the in the finals. After not qualifyDivision IV playoffs. ing for the playoffs in their first Senior fullback Dwight 42 years of existence (1968Anderson scored three touch2009), N.S. saw its all-time downs and teamed with quarter- postseason record fall to 0-4 back Jacob Hornoff to pick up with its latest semifinal-round over 180 yards on the ground to loss. guide Exeter/West Greenwich to And if the Northmen had to a 21-13 victory over N.S. on pin the blame on one thing in Tuesday night under the glare last night’s defeat, it was their of portable lights on the inability to prevent the Knights Knights’ campus. (7-1) from breaking off two The semifinal-round victory long plays that resulted in allows the second-seeded touchdowns. Knights to head to the Super The Knights went into halfBowl, slated for Sunday at 3 time with a 7-6 lead, but on the p.m. at nearby East Greenwich opening kickoff of the second High, for the fourth time in the half, Anderson was able to last six seasons. They will clash break off a 78-yard touchdown See NORTHMEN, page B3 with undefeated North
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By ERIC BENEVIDES
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“The Kid: The Immortal Life of Ted Williams” (Little, Brown and Company), by Ben Bradlee Jr.
‘The Kid’ tells the story of baseball’s greatest hitter
JERRY HARKAVY
Associated Press
North Smithfield's Cody DeMarie (6) takes off after intercepting a pass by EWG quarterback Jacob Hornoff early in the game.
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Ted Williams would have loved to see his Boston Red Sox go from worst to first and capture their third championship in a decade. Arguably baseball’s greatest hitter, Williams appeared in only one World Series during his 19 years with the team, and his lackluster showing contributed to its 1946 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals. But the beards that the 2013 Red Sox sprouted to demonstrate team solidarity would have been a different story for Williams. A stickler for short hair and neatness, he demanded that his older daughter’s first husband shave his beard and ordered haircuts for shaggy youngsters at the baseball camp that he ran during his retirement. Fans seeking a complete picture of the beloved star who inspired a slew of nicknames — the Splendid Splinter, the Thumper, Teddy Ballgame and The Kid — now have but one place to turn. This complex figure comes to life in “The Kid,” an absorbing 854-page biography by longtime Boston Globe reporter and editor Ben Bradlee Jr. Based on some 600 See KID, page B3
JACOBY-BYE
Reports: Ellsbury to Bronx for 7 yrs, $153M
this year, would be the second major free-agent addition in the Yankees' offseason NEW YORK (AP) — A rebuilding. He was to take a person familiar with the nego- physical in New York on tiations says the New York Wednesday, the person said, Yankees were working toward speaking on condition of an agreement with outfielder anonymity because no stateJacoby Ellsbury on a sevenments were authorized. year contract worth about New York had not yet $153 million. finalized any deal with Ellsbury, who helped Ellsbury, a second person Boston win the World Series familiar with the talks said
AP Sports Writer
RONALD BLUM
Tuesday night, also speaking on condition of anonymity because no statements were authorized. The Yankees also had been negotiating with Shin-Soo Choo, who like Ellsbury is represented by agent Scott Boras. Earlier Tuesday, New York finalized an $85 million, fiveyear contract with All-Star catcher Brian McCann.
Photo by Keith Allison/Flickr
Centerfielder Jacoby Ellsbury, who won two World Series with the Red Sox but became a free agent this offseason, is reportedly heading to the New York Yankees next season.
Page B2: Salty goes to Marlins, Sox pick up Pierzynski
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REGIONAL SCOREBOARD
R.I. HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULE
FRIDAY BOYS Hockey Lincoln vs. St. Raphael/PCD/Wheeler co-op (at Thayer Arena), 6 p.m.; Woonsocket vs. Scituate/Tolman co-op (at Smithfield), 7 p.m.; Johnston/North Providence co-op vs. Cumberland (at Adelard), 7:30 p.m.; North Smithfield at Toll Gate (at Thayer Arena), Bishop Hendricken at Mount St. Charles, 9 p.m. GIRLS Hockey Mount St. Charles vs. La Salle (at Levy Arena), 6 p.m.; Toll Gate/Pilgrim/Warwick Vets co-op vs. Lincoln/Cumberland co-op (at Levy Arena), 7:30 p.m. SATURDAY BOYS Hockey Narragansett vs. Scituate/Tolman co-op (at West Warwick), 6 p.m.; Lincoln vs. Johnston/North Providence co-op (at Smithfield), 7:30 p.m.; Mount St. Charles vs. La Salle (at Thayer), 8 p.m.; Barrington at Burrillville, 8:30 p.m. GIRLS Hockey Lincoln/Cumberland co-op vs. Burrillville/Ponaganset co-op (at Levy Arena), 12:30 p.m.; Bay View at Mount St. Charles, 7:30 p.m. SUNDAY BOYS Football Division II Super Bowl: Cumberland vs. West Warwick (at Cranston Stadium), 3 p.m.
Sox near deal for Pierzynski
HOWARD ULMAN
AP Sports Writer
Photo by Keith Allison/Flickr
Catcher A.J. Pierzynski, who played for Texas last season, is Boston-bound.
BOSTON — Free-agent catcher A.J. Pierzynski has agreed to a one-year contract with the Boston Red Sox, a person with knowledge of the negotiations said Tuesday. The deal would be pending a physical. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the team hadn't finalized the agreement. The lefty-hitting Pierzynski and righty David Ross, the backup, both will be 37 next season. With catching prospects Christian Vazquez and Blake Swihart making their way up the system, the Red Sox were reluctant to give a multiyear deal to free agent Jarrod Saltalamacchia, their starter the past three seasons. Pierzynski hit .272 with 17 homers and 70 RBIs last season, his only one with the Texas Rangers. He walked just 11 times and
doesn't fit the Red Sox preference for patient hitters who work the count. In 2012, he had 27 homers and 28 walks, both career highs. He spent the previous eight years with the Chicago White Sox, playing in at least 128 games each season, and appeared in all four games when they swept Houston in the 2005 World Series. A two-time All-Star, Pierzynski has a .283 career average with 172 homers and 800 RBIs. Saltalamacchia, a switch-hitter, batted .273 with 15 homers and 65 RBIs last season, his highest average since becoming Boston's starting catcher. But he struck out 139 times in 121 games in each of the past two seasons. Ross started four of the six games in Boston's World Series victory over the St. Louis Cardinals. Saltalamacchia went 0 for 6 in the two Series games he played and 6 for 32 (.188) in the postseason.
Saltalamacchia reaches deal with Marlins
He hit .188 in the postseason and was benched durMIAMI (AP) — Catcher Jarrod ing the World Saltalamacchia is going from the Series. World Series champions to a team that The Marlins lost 100 games. will count on Saltalamacchia has agreed to a $21 Saltalamacchia to million, three-year deal with the give their offense Miami Marlins, two people familiar a much-needed with the negotiations said Tuesday. boost. Miami The people confirmed the agreement ranked last in the Jarrod to The Associated Press on condition Saltalamacchia majors in 2013 in of anonymity because the contract had runs and batting, not been finalized. and their catchers Saltalamacchia started the past batted only .194 and totaled nine three seasons for the Boston Red Sox, home runs, with Jeff Mathis, Rob who were reluctant to offer him a Brantly and Miguel Olivo sharing the multiyear deal. The switch-hitter batjob. ted a career-high .273 with 15 homers, Mathis is expected to return next 40 doubles and 65 RBIs last season. season as a backup.
AP Sports Writer
STEVEN WINE
NEW ENGLAND SKI REPORT
LEBANON, N.H. (AP) — Latest skiing conditions, as supplied by SnoCountry Mountain Reports. Conditions are subject to change due to weather, skier/rider traffic and other factors. Be aware of changing conditions. For more information go to www.snocountry.com Tuesday,Dec. 3 NEW ENGLAND Rhode Island Yawgoo Valley — Mon Reopen 12/6 packed powder 10-20 base 2 of 12 trails 1 mile 6 acres, 2 of 4 lifts, MonWed: 12p-8p; Thu-Fri: 10a-9p Sat: 8:30a-9p; Sun: 8:30a-5p Massachusetts Blandford — Plan to Open 12/26 Bousquet — Plan to Open 12/7 Bradford — Plan to Open 12/12 Catamount — Plan to Open 12/7 Jiminy Peak — Reopen 12/6 machine groomed Fri: 9a-10p; Sat: 8:30a-10p Sun: 8:30a-4p; Open Fri-Sun; Nashoba Valley — Reopen 12/7 sm Sat/Sun: 8:30a-10p Open Sat/Sun; Otis Ridge — Plan to Open 12/14 Ski Butternut — Plan to Open 12/6 Mon-Fri: 9a-4p Sat/Sun: 8:15a-4p; Ski Ward — Mon 8:43 am MG machine groomed 6-20 base 3 of 9 trails, 34% open 2 of 4 lifts, sm MonFri: 11a-9p; Sat: 9a-9p; Sun: 9a-5p; Dec 02-06: 4p-9p; Wachusett — Mon 3:47 pm MG machine groomed 6-30 base 9 of 23 trails, 40% open 61 acres, 5 of 8 lifts, Mon-Fri: 9a-10p; Sat/Sun: 8a-10p; New Hampshire Attitash — Plan to Open 12/7 Mon-Fri: 9a-4p Sat/Sun: 8:30a-4p; Black Mountain — Plan to Open 12/13 1 new Bretton Woods — Mon 1:13 pm packed powder machine groomed 10-20 base 18 of 62 trails 30% open, 6 miles, 111 acres, 3 of 10 lifts, MonFri: 9a-4p Sat/Sun: 8a-4p; Cannon Mountain — Mon 6:40 am MG machine groomed 10-20 base 7 of 73 trails 10% open, 26 acres, 3 of 10 lifts, sm Mon-Fri: 9a-4p; Sat/Sun: 8:30a-4p; Cranmore — Mon Reopen 12/7 loose granular machine groomed 10-20 base 17 of 57 trails 30% open, 58 acres, 4 of 7 lifts, sm Fri: 9a-4p; Sat/Sun: 9a-4p; Open Fri-Sun; Crotched Mountain — Reopen 12/7 Mon-Fri: 9a-9p Sat/Sun: 9a-9p; Dartmouth Skiway — Plan to Open 12/14 Granite Gorge — Plan to Open 12/14 Gunstock — Plan to Open 12/6 King Pine — Plan to Open 12/13 Loon Mountain — Mon 2:28 pm packed powder machine groomed 612 base 20 of 61 trails 33% open, 9 miles, 133 acres, 3 of 12 lifts, MonFri: 9a-4p Sat/Sun: 8a-4p; Mount Sunapee — Mon 3:16 pm loose granular machine groomed 1020 base 17 of 66 trails 31% open, 5 miles, 71 acres, 4 of 11 lifts, Mon-Fri: 9a-4p; Sat/Sun: 8a-4p; Pats Peak — Reopen 12/7 Ragged Mountain — Mon 8:05 am loose granular 12-24 base 3 of 55 trails 6% open, 13 acres, 2 of 7 lifts, Mon-Fri: 9a-4p; Sat/Sun: 8:30a-4p; Waterville Valley — Mon 7:15 am packed powder 12-15 base 9 of 52 trails 18% open, 33 acres, 3 of 11 lifts, Mon-Fri: 9a-4p; Sat/Sun: 8a-4p; Whaleback — Plan to Open 12/26 Wildcat — Mon 6:06 am MG machine groomed 18-24 base 5 of 49 trails, 11% open 35 acres, 1 of 5 lifts, sm Mon-Fri: 9a-3:30p; Sat/Sun: 9a3:30p; Jackson XC — Thu No Recent Information loose granular machine groomed 2-2 base Mon-Fri: 8a4:30p; Sat/Sun: 8a-4:30p
Under terms of the agreement with Saltalamacchia, he'll make $6 million in 2014, $7 million in 2015 and $8 million in 2016. He becomes by far the highest-paid player for the Marlins, who had the lowest payroll in the NL last season at $45 million and are expected to be in that vicinity in 2014. The 28-year-old Saltalamacchia made $4.5 million last season. He's the first catcher to agree to a multiyear deal with the Marlins since John Buck, who signed an $18 million, three-year deal in 2011 and was traded a year ago. Saltalamacchia grew up in West Palm Beach, Fla., not far from the Marlins' spring training complex in Jupiter. He's a career .246 hitter with 73 homers in 595 games.
NBA
Crawford leads Celtics to 108-100 win over Bucks
BOSTON (AP) — Jordan Crawford scored 25 points, Jeff Green added 18 and the Boston Celtics avoided a third loss to struggling Milwaukee this season by beating the Bucks 108-100 Tuesday night. Brandon Bass added 16 points and nine rebounds, Avery Bradley scored 15 and Jared Sullinger finished with 12 points as all five starters scored in double figures for Boston, which had lost two of three. The Bucks had just snapped an 11game losing streak with a 92-85 win over the Celtics on Saturday in Milwaukee, but couldn’t quite rally from a 13-point deficit in the fourth quarter. O.J. Mayo scored 19, and Brandon Knight had 15 points and six assists for Milwaukee. Khris Middleton added 14 points for the Bucks, who were outrebounded by the Celtics 40-33. Kris Humphries and Sullinger pulled down eight rebounds apiece. The Celtics led by as many as 15 points and had a 13-point lead in the final period cut to three twice before holding on for the win. Giannis Antetokounm pulled Milwaukee within 69-65 with an alleyoop dunk to open the fourth quarter. Crawford answered for Boston with a 3-pointer, starting the Celtics on a 15-6 run that put a comeback out of reach for Milwaukee. Lee followed his 3pointer with a jumper to put the Celtics up 81-71, then Crawford hit a 3-pointer to put Boston up 84-71 with 7:51 left. The Bucks got back in it with a 13-4 run, pulling within 90-87 on a pair of free throws by John Henson, then made another charge late in the period for a close finish. Knight’s 3-pointer with 1:10 remaining cut Boston’s lead to 99-96, but Sullinger answered at the other end, beating the shot clock with a jumper that put Boston back up 10196. Knight missed everything on another 3-point attempt for Milwaukee and the Celtics held on to win it. NOTES: Two of the Bucks’ three wins this season have come against the Celtics. ... Caron Butler (knee) missed his third straight game for the Bucks. ... Boston rookie Kelly Olynyk (sprained right ankle) did not dress. ... The Celtics committed just one turnover in the first quarter. ... Milwaukee was playing the first of back-to-back nights. The Bucks host Detroit on Wednesday.
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PHOTO FEATURED IN PIC OF THE DAY LAST WEEK
October 3, 2013 - Burrillville senior midfielder Rachel DeRotto (18) and North Smithfield sophomore midfielder Nicole DeStefano (8) give chase during 1st half action at Burrillville Thursday. Ernest A. Brown photo/RIMG.
AREA ROAD RACE SCHEDULE
Saturday’s Race PAWTUCKET — Providence Jingle Bell Run, 10 a.m., Slater Memorial Park, 451 Newport Ave. (Benefits Arthritis Foundation). For more information, visit www.arthritis.org/Jingle-Bell-Run. Sunday’s Race PROVIDENCE — Downtown Jingle 5K & Elves 1K, 11 a.m., R.I. Convention Center, 1 Sabin St. (Holiday Season 5K and Youth 1K. Costumes welcome. Youth 1K starts at 10:30 a.m.) Contact: Organizer. 1-401952-6333. Sunday, December 15 NEWPORT — 30th Annual Christmas 10k Run & 5k Walk, 10 a.m., Rogers High School, 15 Wickham Road (Free t-shirt to preregistered before Dec 12. Awards. Showers available.) Contact: Melanie Cahill (Women and Infants The Program in Womens ). 1401-741-9708. Sunday, December 22 PORTSMOUTH — Fourth annual Beat Santa 5k, 10 a.m., Common Fence Point Community Center, 929 Anthony Rd. (a festive fun run where runners must beat Santa to receive a present) Contact: John Santillo (RIRR). 1-401-714-4581. Thursday, December 26 WEST GREENWICH — Nooseneck 18K, 1 p.m., Tavern on the Hill, 809 Noose-neck Hill Rd. (Participate in our famous re-gift raffle.) Contact: Michael Tammaro (Narragansett Running Association). 1-401-874-2079.
DARLINGTON BRAVES PLAN “HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS FUNDRAISER” FOR FLORIDA TRIP ON WEEKEND OF DEC. 6 & 7 AT BRAVES HALL
PAWTUCKET — The Darlington Braves football and cheerleading teams, which is looking to raise funds for their 15U cheerleading team’s trip to Florida for the National AYC Cheer Competition, will conduct a “Holiday Happenings Fundraiser” on the weekend of Dec. 6 and 7 at the Braves Hall on 92 East Ave. in Pawtucket. The Braves will also be sending two football players that made the Blackstone Valley AYF’s EighthGrade All-Star Team to Florida. On Friday, Dec. 6, the Braves will hold a pasta dinner from 6-9 p.m. Tickets are $5 per person, while children under the age of 2 are free. On Saturday, Dec. 7, the Braves will conduct a pancake breakfast with Santa Claus from 9-11 a.m., and tickets for the breakfast are $3 per person. Also taking place on Saturday is a children’s craft corner from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., and an indoor yard sale from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.. Tables for the yard sale are still available at $10 each. A “Holiday Mega Raffle” will also take place during the weekend, beginning on Friday evening and continuing through Saturday. For more information email Bravesprez@aol.com or call (401) 369-1673.
UPPER DECK PLANS TRYOUTS FOR 9 & UNDER BASEBALL PROGRAM
CUMBERLAND — Upper Deck Baseball Academy will be holding tryouts for its 9 & ender baseball team, the Rhode Island Red Sox Eight and Nine year old boys welcome. Call the Deck for more information at 334-1539.
LINCOLN LITTLE LEAGUE PLANS ANNUAL MEETING ON DEC. 12
LINCOLN — Lincoln Little League will hold its annual meeting on Thursday, Dec. 12 at 7 p.m. at the Lincoln Town Hall on 100 Old River Road. A review of the league financial statements will be discussed. Also, BCI checks will be performed for all prospective 2014 managers and coaches in the baseball and softball divisions. For more information, contact Jackie Fernandes at fernandesjackie@yahoo.com or 401-230-3249.
TRIPLE CROWN UMPIRES SEEKS NEW MEMBERS FOR 2014 SEASON
WOONSOCKET — Triple Crown Umpires is looking for umpires for the 2014 season. Those interested must have two years experience working the bases or behind the plate at the Little League, or Big Diamond level. For more information, contact Tommy Brien at (401) 765-3419.
PAWTUCKET & PROVIDENCE FIGURE SKATING CLUB CURRENTLY ACCEPTING REGISTRATIONS FOR BASIC SKILLS PROGRAM
PAWTUCKET — The Pawtucket & Providence Figure Skating Club is accepting registrations for its Basic Skills Skating Program. Lessons are appropriate for either hockey or figure skating and are available for skaters ages three through adult. Classes start on Saturday, Dec. 7, and are held at Lynch Arena in Pawtucket. Classes for beginning skaters will be held from 12:10-1:00 p.m. Lessons for skaters with more experience will take place from 11:10 a.m.-12 noon. Participants must have their own skates. Registration can be done either by coming to the open registration at Lynch Arena on Saturday, Nov. 23, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Skaters can also mail in their completed forms and payment. Skaters can save $10 by using a coupon, available on our website, and registering by Nov. 23. For program information, fees, and schedule, go to ppfsc.org and click on "Basic Skills", email ppfscbasicskills@earthlink.net, or call (508) 212-2611.
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
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Blackstone Valley Sports photos by Ernest A. Brown
Above, North Smithfield senior Peter Keenan (87) dives for Scarlett Knights running back Dwight Anderson (42) during 1st quarter action at EWG Tuesday night. Left, North Smithfield defenders Jake DeMarie, left, and Cody DeMarie (6) take down EWG quarterback Jacob Hornoff in this 1st quarter sack at EWG Tuesday night.
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Continued from page B1 run that brought the small gathering of EWG fans to their feet. He was able to break loose from a tackle and sidestep another one before he crossed the 50 with the ball, and once Anderson did that, he won a footrace down the Knights’ sideline and into the end zone. And less than a minute after the Northmen turned the ball over on downs at the EWG 46, Anderson made it a two-possession contest with 6:38 to play in the third quarter with a 54-yard TD run that saw him barrel over a defensive back and sprint free to paydirt. “You can’t do that,” N.S. head coach Wes Pennington said about the two big plays. “You just can’t do that and expect to win a playoff game. But [EWG] played well. Take your hats off to those guys. They played hard and they did what they needed to do to win the football game.” The Northmen (5-3) got back a touchdown on the second play of the fourth quarter on a 1-yard keeper up the middle by quarterback Mike Cicerone that came after Dylan Naradowy completed a long 58-yard halfback option pass to tight end Peter Keenan. But they never got the ball past midfield on their last two possessions, and after Cicerone was intercepted by linebacker Ryan Ricard with 3:31 to play, the Knights ran out the clock to sew up the win. “Someone’s got to lose,” said Pennington. “We had an awesome season. We played well. It’s just too bad it ends here again. We have to kick this door in sooner or later. Maybe next year it will happen. We’ll see.” Anderson, who ran for 119 yards on 28 carries, scored his first touchdown of the night on an 18yard run just 4:20 into the contest. Hornoff sparked the seven-play, 52-yard scoring drive with bootlegs of 13 and 10 yards, and Ian Geyer tacked on the extra point. The Northmen, meanwhile, struggled to get going offensively in their first three possessions, going three-and-out on their first two series and fumbling the ball away on the Knights’ 37 on the second play of their third. But after a poor punt by the Knights with 2:01 to go in the first quarter gave the Northmen the ball on their 45, N.S. went to work. A 32-yard pass from Cicerone to wideout Matt Lachance, who wrestled the ball away from a defensive back before hitting the ground, gave N.S. the ball on the hosts’ 23. Four carries later by Cody DeMarie and N.S. was on the board, as DeMarie (15 carries for 77 yards) barreled into the end zone from the nine on the first play of the second quarter. Unfortunately, the visitors were unable to tie the score, as Naradowy’s extra-point missed its mark, and the duel stayed a onepoint affair until Anderson’s big kickoff return.
EXETER/WEST GREENWICH. 21-13 North Smithfield 0 6 0 7 - 13 Ex./W. Greenwich 7 0 14 0- - 21 EWG – Dwight Anderson 18 run (Ian Geyer kick) NS – Cody DeMarie 9 run (kick failed) EWG – Dwight Anderson 78 kickoff return (Ian Geyer kick) EWG – Dwight Anderson 54 run (Ian Geyer kick) NS – Mike Cicerone 1 run (Dylan Naradowy kick)
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Continued from page B1 Ray McGee said Tuesday that the school’s aquatic center had been officially closed due to “issues” not with the pool itself but the ceiling. “They had all kinds of staging in there back in September or October to check the ceiling; I don't know exactly what was wrong with it, but it was deemed unsafe,” McGee stated. “That's when we started working on (an alternative). I talked to the superintendent (Deborah Cylke), and she agreed we could go over to Tolman to practice. We're going to have meets there as well.” He noted he and Tigers' AD John Scanlon had spent the past few weeks discussing the issue. “We didn't know if we were going to have a pool or not,” McGee said. “They didn't know what the problem was with the ceiling, or if we were going to be able to use it. When I talked with John, and I told him what the superintendent had said, he agreed. “I've known John forever; in fact, he was the best man at my wedding,” McGee added with a laugh. “He said, 'Of course your team can swim here.' When I told Kim (Hewson), he thought it was a tough situation, and he wished that wasn't the case, but the good news was we were still going to have a program.” He said he and Cylke had met before Thanksgiving, and she approved that the contingent could train with the Tigers. “It's going to be a day-to-day thing,” McGee offered. “We may have a day or two (each week) where we're not in the pool but doing dry-land drills. You do what you've got to do for the benefit of the kids who want to participate. Everyone (was) extremely cooperative – to the superintendent to John to the coaches.” While Hewson's bunch began its warm-up session, first-year Tolman head coach Lauren Sepe and assistant Kelly Gilheeney conducted dry-land exercises – including stretching exercises, push-ups, situps and the like – on the THS auditorium's stage. Sepe and Gilheeney expressed being impressed by the amount of boys and girls (approximately 25) who turned out for Monday's first practice. “John Scanlon came to us and said that because Shea's pool was closed, we'd be sharing the pool,” offered Sepe, a 2005 Bay View Academy graduate who earned state finalist laurels in her two specialties, the 200-yard individual medley and the 100-yard breaststroke, her final three seasons. “(Hewson) and I are going to come up with a schedule that suits both teams,” she added. “It's a rivalry, but we don't mind at all. It's all about the kids doing what they want to do, and that's swim.”
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Continued from page B1 interviews that reflect more than a decade of research, this may be the definitive Ted Williams book. Williams was a mass of contradictions. His insecure and volatile personality helped make a mess of his relations with hecklers, the women in his life and the sportswriters he derided as the Knights of the Keyboard. But his explosive outbursts and churlish behavior were balanced by countless acts of kindness and generosity, directed most often toward critically ill children. Those acts usually escaped public notice because of his insistence that they remain below the radar, but they yielded a legacy that lives on as the Jimmy Fund and they are as enduring as his feats on the diamond. The author attributes much of Ted’s dysfunction to his unhappy childhood in San Diego. His mother, a Salvation Army zealot, and his father, a drinker who had little time for his children, were seldom around, so the tall, lanky teen found a home on the ball field. His mother was half-Mexican, and he concealed that part of his heritage for fear it might prejudice his career. His relentless quest to become baseball’s greatest hitter yielded a combination of stats that may never be equaled: a lifetime .344 batting average, 521 home runs, a .482 on-base percentage and the epic 1941 season in which he hit .406. His career-long concern was to avoid humiliation and embarrassment, so it’s perhaps ironic that only after his death did the macabre news that his remains had been whisked to a cryonics center in Arizona for freezing in hopes he could someday be brought back to life made Ted and his family a butt of jokes on late-night TV. Bradlee’s book opens with a detailed account of the grisly process by which Williams’ head was severed with a carving knife and a bone saw; the final chapters read like a Shakespearean tragedy as Ted’s heirs conspire against their father as he nears death. Williams’ only son, the greedy and rapacious John-Henry, choreographed the plot to disregard his father’s oftexpressed desire to be cremated and have his ashes scattered over his beloved Florida fishing waters. The author cuts JohnHenry some slack, concluding that his push for cryonics was not simply another attempt to cash in on his father’s fame but rather a young ne’er-do-well’s devotion to his dad. It also reflects an attempt at amends by an aging hero who recognizes with regret that he struck out in his three trips to the plate as husband and father. The frozen remains are yesterday’s story, but the saga that endures is that of a driven perfectionist whose performance in the batter’s box, with rod and reel in hand, and in the cockpit of a assure immortality than fighter aircraft during his whatever may emerge from service as a Marine pilot dur- the Arizona desert. ing two wars does more to Bradlee’s brilliant account is a fascinating portrait of a complex characterrequired reading for any baseball fan.
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AMERICAN CONFERENCE East Pct PF PA Home .750 322 261 6-0-0 .500 252 248 3-3-0 .417 189 310 4-2-0 .333 267 307 3-4-0 South Pct PF PA Home .667 285 274 4-2-0 .417 264 267 2-4-0 .250 174 352 0-5-0 .167 230 323 1-6-0 North Pct PF PA Home .667 292 216 5-0-0 .500 249 235 5-1-0 .417 263 278 3-2-0 .333 231 297 3-4-0 West Pct PF PA Home .833 464 317 6-0-0 .750 298 214 5-2-0 .417 279 277 2-3-0 .333 237 300 3-3-0 NATIONAL CONFERENCE East Pct PF PA Home .583 329 303 5-1-0 .583 300 281 2-4-0 .417 237 297 3-3-0 .250 269 362 2-4-0 South Pct PF PA Home .750 312 230 6-0-0 .750 285 157 5-1-0 .250 217 285 2-4-0 .250 261 340 2-4-0 North Pct PF PA Home .583 326 287 4-2-0 .500 323 332 4-2-0 .458 294 305 3-2-1 .292 289 366 3-3-0 West Pct PF PA Home .917 340 186 6-0-0 .667 297 197 4-2-0 .583 275 247 5-1-0 .417 279 278 3-3-0
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
SCOREBOARD
NFL STANDINGS
New England Miami N.Y. Jets Buffalo Indianapolis Tennessee Jacksonville Houston Cincinnati Baltimore Pittsburgh Cleveland Denver Kansas City San Diego Oakland W 9 6 5 4 W 8 5 3 2 W 8 6 5 4 W 10 9 5 4 L 3 6 7 8 L 4 7 9 10 L 4 6 7 8 L 2 3 7 8 T 0 0 0 0 T 0 0 0 0 T 0 0 0 0 T 0 0 0 0 Away 3-3-0 3-3-0 1-5-0 1-4-0 Away 4-2-0 3-3-0 3-4-0 1-4-0 Away 3-4-0 1-5-0 2-5-0 1-4-0 Away 4-2-0 4-1-0 3-4-0 1-5-0 AFC 6-2-0 5-3-0 2-7-0 3-6-0 AFC 6-2-0 4-5-0 3-5-0 2-6-0 AFC 6-3-0 6-4-0 4-5-0 3-6-0 AFC 6-2-0 6-3-0 3-6-0 4-4-0 NFC 3-1-0 1-3-0 3-0-0 1-2-0 NFC 2-2-0 1-2-0 0-4-0 0-4-0 NFC 2-1-0 0-2-0 1-2-0 1-2-0 NFC 4-0-0 3-0-0 2-1-0 0-4-0 Div 3-1-0 1-2-0 2-3-0 2-2-0 Div 4-0-0 0-4-0 2-1-0 1-2-0 Div 2-2-0 3-2-0 2-2-0 2-3-0 Div 4-0-0 1-3-0 1-2-0 1-2-0
NCAA football
Midnight TGC — European PGA Tour, Hong Kong Open, first round 4 a.m. TGC — Nedbank Challenge, first round, at Sun City, South Africa
MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL
7 p.m. ESPN — Maryland at Ohio St. ESPN2 — Wisconsin at Virginia 8 p.m. ESPNEWS — Saint Joseph’s at Temple FS1 — Penn at Villanova 9 p.m. ESPN — North Carolina at Michigan St. ESPN2 — Boston College at Purdue
NHL HOCKEY
Flutie: Auburn’s Davis created lifelong memory
JOHN ZENOR
AP Sports Writer
Dallas Philadelphia N.Y. Giants Washington New Orleans Carolina Tampa Bay Atlanta Detroit Chicago Green Bay Minnesota Seattle San Francisco Arizona St. Louis
W 7 7 5 3 W 9 9 3 3 W 7 6 5 3 W 11 8 7 5
L 5 5 7 9 L 3 3 9 9 L 5 6 6 8 L 1 4 5 7
T 0 0 0 0 T 0 0 0 0 T 0 0 1 1 T 0 0 0 0
Away 2-4-0 5-1-0 2-4-0 1-5-0 Away 3-3-0 4-2-0 1-5-0 1-5-0 Away 3-3-0 2-4-0 2-4-0 0-5-1 Away 5-1-0 4-2-0 2-4-0 2-4-0
NFC 6-2-0 6-2-0 4-5-0 1-8-0 NFC 7-1-0 7-2-0 2-7-0 2-6-0 NFC 6-3-0 3-6-0 3-5-1 2-7-1 NFC 8-0-0 5-3-0 4-5-0 2-6-0
AFC 1-3-0 1-3-0 1-2-0 2-1-0 AFC 2-2-0 2-1-0 1-2-0 1-3-0 AFC 1-2-0 3-0-0 2-1-0 1-1-0 AFC 3-1-0 3-1-0 3-0-0 3-1-0
Div 4-0-0 3-2-0 2-3-0 0-4-0 Div 3-0-0 3-0-0 1-4-0 1-4-0 Div 4-1-0 2-3-0 2-2-1 1-3-1 Div 3-0-0 3-1-0 0-3-0 1-3-0
8 p.m. NBCSN — Philadelphia at Detroit
SOCCER
2:40 p.m. NBCSN — Premier League, Everton at Manchester United
TRANSACTIONS
Tuesday’s Sports Transactions The Associated Press BASEBALL Major League Baseball Players Association MLBPA EXECUTIVE BOARD — Named Tony Clark executive director. American League CLEVELAND INDIANS — Promoted Lonnie Soloff to senior director of medical services. Named James Quinlan athletic trainer. MINNESOTA TWINS — Agreed to terms with RHP Ricky Nolasco on a four-year contract. NEW YORK YANKEES — Agreed to terms with C Brian McCann on a five-year contract. OAKLAND ATHLETICS — Acquired OF Craig Gentry and RHP Josh Lindblom from Texas Rangers for OF Michael Choice and INF Chris Bostick. TAMPA BAY RAYS — Acquired C Ryan Hanigan from Cincinnati and RHP Heath Bell from Arizona. Tampa Bay sent RHP Justin Choate and a player to be named to Arizona. Arizona sent LHP David Holmberg to Cincinnati. National League CHICAGO CUBS — Named Eric Hinske first base coach. American Association AMARILLO SOX — Traded INF KC Serna and LHP Matt Wickswat to Sioux Falls for INF Cory Morales. FARGO-MOORHEAD REDHAWKS — Traded 1B Keith Brachold to Amarillo for a player to be named. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association CHICAGO BULLS — Assigned G Marquis Teague to Iowa (NBADL). OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER — Assigned F Andre Roberson to Tulsa (NBADL). FOOTBALL National Football League NFL — Suspended Detroit LB Travis Lewis four games for violating the NFL’s policy on performance-enhancing substances. BUFFALO BILLS — Signed OT Jamaal Johnson-Webb to the practice squad. CHICAGO BEARS — Signed DT Tracy Robertson to the practice squad. CINCINNATI BENGALS — Re-signed OT Dennis Roland. Placed G Clint Boling on injured reserve Tuesday. CLEVELAND BROWNS — Signed QB Caleb Hanie. Placed LB Brandon Magee on injured reserve. DETROIT LIONS — Signed CB Akwasi Owusu-Ansah to the practice squad. GREEN BAY PACKERS — Signed RB Kahlil Bell. Released S Jerron McMillian. Signed CB Antonio Dennard to the practice squad. WASHINGTON REDSKINS — Signed DL DaJohn Harris to the practice squad. Canadian Football League MONTREAL ALOUETTES — Promoted Mark Weightman to president and CEO. HOCKEY National Hockey League DETROIT RED WINGS — Recalled C Cory Emmerton from Grand Rapids (AHL). LOS ANGELES KINGS — Recalled D Jeff Schultz from Manchester (AHL). Assigned F Tanner Pearson to Manchester. COLLEGE MIAMI (OHIO) — Named Chuck Martin football coach. OKLAHOMA — Named Jamie Pinzino assistant baseball and pitching coach. RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE — Named Leo Bush women’s volleyball coach. ROBERT MORRIS — Announced men’s indoor and outdoor track, tennis and cross country and women’s golf, tennis and field hockey will be phased out following the 2013-14 academic year. UCLA — Named George Buckley and Matt Gibson men’s assistant lacrosse coaches.
NFL SCHEDULE
Thursday, Dec. 5 Houston at Jacksonville, 8:25 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8 Atlanta at Green Bay, 1 p.m. Minnesota at Baltimore, 1 p.m. Kansas City at Washington, 1 p.m. Buffalo at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m. Miami at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m. Detroit at Philadelphia, 1 p.m. Indianapolis at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. Cleveland at New England, 1 p.m. Oakland at N.Y. Jets, 1 p.m. Tennessee at Denver, 4:05 p.m. Seattle at San Francisco, 4:25 p.m. N.Y. Giants at San Diego, 4:25 p.m. St. Louis at Arizona, 4:25 p.m. Carolina at New Orleans, 8:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9 Dallas at Chicago, 8:40 p.m.
Thursday’s Games Detroit 40, Green Bay 10 Dallas 31, Oakland 24 Baltimore 22, Pittsburgh 20 Sunday’s Games Minnesota 23, Chicago 20, OT New England 34, Houston 31 Indianapolis 22, Tennessee 14 Jacksonville 32, Cleveland 28 Carolina 27, Tampa Bay 6 Philadelphia 24, Arizona 21 Miami 23, N.Y. Jets 3 San Francisco 23, St. Louis 13 Atlanta 34, Buffalo 31, OT Cincinnati 17, San Diego 10 Denver 35, Kansas City 28 N.Y. Giants 24, Washington 17 Monday’s Game Seattle 34, New Orleans 7
NBA STANDINGS
W 16 14 9 6 9 8 7 7 7 6 6 5 5 3 3 W 15 15 12 12 13 10 10 10 9 9 8 9 9 4 4 L 2 3 9 10 10 10 9 10 12 11 12 12 12 13 13 L 3 3 3 6 6 6 8 8 8 8 8 9 10 11 15 EASTERN CONFERENCE Pct GB L10 Str .889 — 8-2 L-1 .824 1½ 10-0 W-10 .500 7 7-3 W-2 .375 9 4-6 L-3 .474 7½ 4-6 L-2 .444 8 4-6 L-1 .438 8 4-6 L-2 .412 8½ 5-5 W-1 .368 9½ 3-7 L-1 .353 9½ 3-7 L-2 .333 10 2-8 L-4 .294 10½ 2-8 W-1 .294 10½ 3-7 W-1 .188 12 1-9 L-9 .188 12 1-9 W-1 WESTERN CONFERENCE Pct GB L10 Str .833 — 9-1 W-2 .833 — 8-2 W-1 .800 1½ 8-2 W-7 .667 3 7-3 L-1 .684 2½ 8-2 L-1 .625 4 8-2 W-6 .556 5 5-5 L-2 .556 5 5-5 W-1 .529 5½ 4-6 L-1 .529 5½ 6-4 W-3 .500 6 5-5 L-1 .500 6 6-4 L-1 .474 6½ 3-7 L-1 .267 9½ 3-7 L-4 .211 11½ 3-7 W-2 Home 9-0 9-1 6-2 3-6 5-3 4-6 5-1 5-5 3-5 5-5 5-5 4-3 2-4 1-7 2-6 Home 7-1 8-1 9-0 8-2 8-2 6-2 8-2 5-2 5-3 5-3 3-5 6-4 6-3 3-7 3-6 Away 7-2 5-2 3-7 3-4 4-7 4-4 2-8 2-5 4-7 1-6 1-7 1-9 3-8 2-6 1-7 Away 8-2 7-2 3-3 4-4 5-4 4-4 2-6 5-6 4-5 4-5 5-3 3-5 3-7 1-4 1-9 Conf 12-1 11-3 7-6 4-7 7-5 8-7 6-4 6-4 6-6 4-7 5-7 4-9 2-6 3-6 3-10 Conf 7-3 8-3 9-3 9-3 7-5 6-6 5-6 8-8 7-6 3-6 5-5 5-8 4-7 3-9 3-11
d-Indiana d-Miami Washington d-Toronto Atlanta Charlotte Chicago Detroit Boston Orlando Philadelphia Cleveland Brooklyn New York Milwaukee
THIS DATE IN SPORTS
Compiled By PAUL MONTELLA, By The Associated Press Dec. 4 1945 — “Mr. Inside” Doc Blanchard of Army becomes the first junior to win the Heisman Trophy. Blanchard also becomes the only athlete to win both the Heisman and Sullivan Award. 1951 — Princeton triple-threat tailback Richard Kazmaier wins the Heisman Trophy. Kazmaier led the nation in total offense and the Tigers to an undefeated season. 1956 — Notre Dame quarterback Paul Hornung edges Tennessee’s Johnny Majors to win the Heisman Trophy. 1961 — Floyd Patterson defends his world heavyweight title by knocking out Tom McNeeley in the fourth round in Toronto. 1961 — Syracuse running back Ernie Davis becomes the first black to be taken No. 1 in the NFL draft after being selected by the Washington Redskins. 1977 — Tony Dorsett becomes the third rookie to rush for more than 200 yards in a game with 206 yards and two touchdowns in a 24-14 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles. 1982 — Georgia’s Hershel Walker wins the Heisman Trophy. The junior running back beats out Stanford quarterback John Elway and Southern Methodist running back Eric Dickerson. Walker finished third in the voting for this award as a freshman and finished second last year. 2004 — Louisville becomes the first football team in NCAA history to score at least 55 points in five straight games, beating Tulane 55-7. 2005 — Croatia wins its first Davis Cup title when Mario Ancic beats Michal Mertinak of Slovakia 7-6 (1), 6-3, 6-4 in the decisive fifth match. 2009— Central Michigan quarterback Dan LeFevour sets the major college football record for combined touchdowns passing, rushing and receiving as the Chippewas defeat Ohio 20-10 in the Mid-American Conference championship game.
d-Portland d-San Antonio Oklahoma City d-L.A. Clippers Houston Denver Dallas Golden State Phoenix New Orleans Memphis L.A. Lakers Minnesota Sacramento Utah d-division leader
NBA SCHEDULE
Wednesday’s Games Denver at Cleveland, 7 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. Phoenix at Houston, 8 p.m. Detroit at Milwaukee, 8 p.m. Dallas at New Orleans, 8 p.m. Indiana at Utah, 9 p.m. San Antonio vs. Minnesota at Mexico City, Mexico, 9:30 p.m. Oklahoma City at Portland, 10 p.m. Thursday’s Games New York at Brooklyn, 7 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Memphis, 8 p.m. Miami at Chicago, 9:30 p.m.
NHL STANDINGS
EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF Boston 27 18 7 2 38 75 Montreal 28 16 9 3 35 76 Detroit 28 14 7 7 35 78 Tampa Bay 26 16 9 1 33 76 Toronto 27 14 10 3 31 75 Ottawa 27 10 13 4 24 78 Florida 27 7 15 5 19 59 Buffalo 28 6 20 2 14 48 Metropolitan Division GP W L OT Pts GF Pittsburgh 28 18 9 1 37 86 Washington 27 14 11 2 30 82 N.Y. Rangers28 14 14 0 28 62 New Jersey 28 11 12 5 27 61 Philadelphia 27 12 13 2 26 57 Carolina 27 10 12 5 25 57 Columbus 27 10 14 3 23 67 N.Y. Islanders27 8 15 4 20 72 GA 55 59 73 66 73 90 91 85 GA 64 78 71 67 65 78 80 93 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Chicago 28 20 4 4 44 102 76 St. Louis 26 18 5 3 39 91 60 Colorado 25 19 6 0 38 76 52 Minnesota 29 16 8 5 37 70 67 Winnipeg 29 13 12 4 30 78 82 Nashville 27 13 11 3 29 62 75 Dallas 25 12 9 4 28 70 73 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA San Jose 26 18 3 5 41 92 60 Anaheim 29 18 7 4 40 91 77 Los Angeles 28 17 7 4 38 73 60 Phoenix 26 15 7 4 34 85 84 Vancouver 29 14 10 5 33 77 77 Calgary 26 9 13 4 22 70 93 Edmonton 28 9 17 2 20 73 95 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss.
Monday’s Games Washington 98, Orlando 80 New Orleans 131, Chicago 128,3OT San Antonio 102, Atlanta 100 Utah 109, Houston 103 Portland 106, Indiana 102 Tuesday’s Games Orlando at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Denver at Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m. Milwaukee at Boston, 7:30 p.m. Detroit at Miami, 7:30 p.m. Phoenix at Memphis, 8 p.m. Charlotte at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Oklahoma City at Sacramento, 10 p.m. Toronto at Golden State, 10:30 p.m.
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Chris Davis ran into the end zone and etched his name in college football lore. Doug Flutie welcomes him to the club. No. 3 Auburn’s Davis turned in one of the most memorable plays of college football history with his 109-yard, last-play return of a missed field goal to beat No. 4 Alabama on Saturday. That comes with being long identified for a single play, like Hail Flutie. “There’s no doubt that he’ll always be remembered,” said Flutie, the 1984 Heisman Trophy winner who went on to play in the CFL and NFL. “I think the majority of the country are going to remember the great return in the Iron Bowl. I think people in Alabama are going to remember Chris Davis the rest of their lives. “Whether it’s an Alabama or Auburn fan, or SEC fans in general, that’s what he’ll be remembered for. He could win Super Bowls and have a couple of interceptions and in their mind this is the crowning moment he’ll always be remembered for.” Flutie knows. Nearly three decades later, he’s still best remembered by millions of fans for his Hail Mary pass to Gerard Phelan to lift No. 8 Boston College over No. 12 Miami on Nov. 23, 1984. But even Flutie believes this one was different. The Tigers (11-1) earned a spot in the Southeastern Conference championship game with the victory and remained in the national title race. It almost certainly ended Alabama’s bid for the first a historic third consecutive national championship. “When you go back and look at my Hail Mary, there was really nothing riding on it,” Flutie said. “We had already accepted a Cotton Bowl bid. Miami already had a bowl bid. We were really just playing for fun. “What made ours so big and what gave it so much attention was it was Thanksgiving weekend. I think it was the most watched game of the year and it was a time when we were the underdogs and everybody loved to hate Miami at that time. All those factors went into how big a deal was made out of that one.” This Iron Bowl was the second-most watched game on CBS this season, behind Alabama-Texas A&M. The Tigers had beaten Georgia on a deflected Hail Mary two weeks before the Iron Bowl. Davis, a cornerback and return man, then trumped Ricardo Louis’s catch in one of the biggest Auburn-Alabama games ever. He was already one of the Tigers’ top defenders and the leading tackler. Davis had also scored on an 85-yard punt return against Tennessee. Nice highlights, to be sure. But nothing compared to what was to come. Davis, who was not made available for interviews this week, posted on Twitter Monday that he received a standing ovation in his geology class. He’d better get used to the extra attention. Flutie said people still bring up Hail Flutie “well over once a day” on average. It’s a frequent icebreaker for people when they first meet him, and he tries to be gracious about it. His advice to Davis: Just go with it. “Don’t let it become routine,” Flutie said. “Go ahead and enjoy it. What the heck. This is the way I view it is, there’s a lot of guys that have had tremendous careers and within a couple of years after they’re done they’re forgotten about. At least you’re going to have that moment that people will remember. “I won a Heisman and they still remember the Hail Mary over the Heisman.”
I think “ people in
Alabama are going to remember Chris Davis the rest of their lives.

NFL
NBA LEADERS
SCORING G FG FT Durant, OKC . . . .15 126 146 Anthony, NYK . . .16 150 103 James, MIA . . . . .17 158 104 George, IND . . . .18 159 81 Harden, HOU . . .15 110 116 Love, MIN . . . . . .19 147 116 Martin, MIN . . . . .18 132 108 Aldridge, POR . . .18 168 73 Curry, GOL . . . . .15 122 39 Ellis, DAL . . . . . .18 141 96 Cousins, SAC . . .15 127 72 DeRozan, TOR . .16 123 76 Afflalo, ORL . . . .17 126 72 Turner, PHL . . . . .18 147 78 Thompson, GOL .18 138 44 Griffin, LAC . . . . .18 153 73 Irving, CLE . . . . .17 130 66 Lawson, DEN . . .16 109 90 Nowitzki, DAL . . .18 131 83 Lillard, POR . . . . .18 116 88 PTS 424 421 445 448 367 450 417 409 334 395 326 345 363 384 382 382 351 330 371 370 AVG 28.3 26.3 26.2 24.9 24.5 23.7 23.2 22.7 22.3 21.9 21.7 21.6 21.4 21.3 21.2 21.2 20.6 20.6 20.6 20.6 Paul, LAC . . . . .92 Lillard, POR . . .88 Crawford, BOS .47 Curry, GOL . . . .39 101 97 52 44 .911 .907 .904 .886 AVG 13.6 12.8 12.3 12.2 11.1 10.9 10.2 10.2 10.1 10.1
NHL SCHEDULE
Monday’s Games Winnipeg 5, N.Y. Rangers 2 Montreal 3, New Jersey 2 Minnesota 2, Philadelphia 0 Los Angeles 3, St. Louis 2 Tuesday’s Games San Jose at Toronto, 7 p.m. Pittsburgh at N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m. Carolina at Washington, 7 p.m. Tampa Bay at Columbus, 7 p.m. Ottawa at Florida, 7:30 p.m. Dallas at Chicago, 8 p.m. Vancouver at Nashville, 8 p.m. Phoenix at Edmonton, 9:30 p.m. Los Angeles at Anaheim, 10 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Montreal at New Jersey, 7 p.m. Philadelphia at Detroit, 8 p.m. Phoenix at Calgary, 10 p.m. Thursday’s Games N.Y. Rangers at Buffalo, 7 p.m. Dallas at Toronto, 7 p.m. San Jose at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. Boston at Montreal, 7:30 p.m. Ottawa at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m. Winnipeg at Florida, 7:30 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at St. Louis, 8 p.m. Carolina at Nashville, 8 p.m. Chicago at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Colorado at Edmonton, 9:30 p.m.
Steelers’ Tomlin: On-field foray was ‘inexcusable’
WILL GRAVES
AP Sports Writer
REBOUNDS PER GAME G OFF DEF TOT Love, MIN . . . . . . .19 73 186 259 Jordan, LAC . . . . .18 80 151 231 Howard, HOU . . . .19 61 172 233 Drummond, DET . .17 78 129 207 Griffin, LAC . . . . . .18 41 158 199 Vucevic, ORL . . . .17 52 133 185 Ibaka, OKC . . . . . .15 44 109 153 Davis, NOR . . . . . .16 60 103 163 Hawes, PHL . . . . .16 30 132 162 Cousins, SAC . . . .15 35 116 151 ASSISTS PER GAME G AST AVG Paul, LAC . . . . . .17 205 12.1 Wall, WAS . . . . .18 166 9.2 Curry, GOL . . . .15 130 8.7 Rubio, MIN . . . .19 162 8.5 Jennings, DET . .15 126 8.4 Lawson, DEN . . .16 131 8.2 Teague, ATL . . . .19 153 8.1 Holiday, NOR . . .17 136 8.0 Blake, LAL . . . . .18 138 7.7 Dragic, PHX . . . .14 101 7.2 STEALS PER GAME G STL Carter-Williams, PHL .14 44 Rubio, MIN . . . . . . . .19 56 Paul, LAC . . . . . . . . . .17 39 Wall, WAS . . . . . . . . .18 41 Allen, MEM . . . . . . . .15 33 George, IND . . . . . . .18 39 Wade, MIA . . . . . . . . .14 30 Leonard, SAN . . . . . .18 37 Westbrook, OKC . . . .12 24 Drummond, DET . . . .17 34
AHL STANDINGS
EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OL SL PtsGF Manchester 23 15 4 1 3 34 72 Providence 21 11 7 1 2 25 74 St. John’s 23 11 9 1 2 25 66 Worcester 17 8 8 1 0 17 38 Portland 18 7 8 1 2 17 46 East Division GP W L OL SL PtsGF Binghamton 21 14 6 0 1 29 78 Scranton 21 13 5 1 2 29 70 Syracuse 20 11 7 1 1 24 56 Norfolk 22 10 8 0 4 24 57 Hershey 19 7 7 2 3 19 57 Northeast Division GP W L OL SL PtsGF Springfield 19 14 3 1 1 30 58 Albany 21 12 7 1 1 26 63 Adirondack 20 9 9 0 2 20 48 Hartford 21 9 10 0 2 20 55 Bridgeport 20 6 10 1 3 16 55 GA 56 71 67 49 53 GA 59 53 53 56 59 GA 41 57 54 69 73 WESTERN CONFERENCE Midwest Division GP W L OL SL PtsGF Grand Rapids2115 4 1 1 32 81 Milwaukee 20 10 5 4 1 25 51 Rockford 24 12 11 1 0 25 69 Chicago 21 10 9 0 2 22 57 Iowa 18 7 11 0 0 14 40 North Division GP W L OL SL PtsGF Toronto 20 12 7 1 0 25 59 Hamilton 22 10 9 0 3 23 59 Rochester 21 9 8 2 2 22 64 Lake Erie 20 10 9 0 1 21 56 Utica 19 6 11 1 1 14 43 West Division GP W L OL SL PtsGF Abbotsford 25 17 6 1 1 36 83 Texas 23 11 8 2 2 26 78 San Antonio 21 10 10 0 1 21 57 Oklahoma City22 9 10 0 3 21 56 Charlotte 21 7 13 0 1 15 54 GA 51 55 84 56 49 GA 53 63 71 62 59 GA 70 68 58 64 67
FIELD GOAL PERCENTAGE FG . . . . . . . . . . . . .FGA PCT Drummond, DET . .103 158 .652 James, MIA . . . . . . .158 264 .598 Jordan, LAC . . . . . .72 121 .595 Diaw, SAN . . . . . . .77 135 .570 Howard, HOU . . . . .110 194 .567 Lopez, Bro . . . . . . .74 133 .556 Gortat, WAS . . . . . .102 184 .554 Horford, ATL . . . . . .144 261 .552 Matthews, POR . . .106 194 .546 Faried, DEN . . . . . .71 130 .546 3-POINT FIELD GOAL PERCENTAGE 3FG 3FGA PCT Belinelli, SAN . . . . .27 48 .563 Anderson, NOR . . .35 63 .556 Morrow, NOR . . . . .21 41 .512 Matthews, POR . . .51 100 .510 Korver, ATL . . . . . . .38 76 .500 Tucker, PHX . . . . . .22 45 .489 Barnes, GOL . . . . .13 27 .481 James, MIA . . . . . . .25 52 .481 Iguodala, GOL . . . .23 48 .479 FREE THROW PERCENTAGE FT FTA PCT Nowitzki, DAL . .83 88 .943 Martin, MIN . . . .108 115 .939 Vasquez, SAC . .26 28 .929 Redick, LAC . . .51 55 .927 Pachulia, MIL . .38 41 .927 Mayo, MIL . . . . .32 35 .914
AVG 3.14 2.95 2.29 2.28 2.20 2.17 2.14 2.06 2.00 2.00
BLOCKED SHOTS PER GAME G BLK AVG Davis, NOR . . . .16 58 3.63 Hibbert, IND . . .18 62 3.44 Ibaka, OKC . . . .15 39 2.60 Lopez, Bro . . . .10 24 2.40 Jordan, LAC . . .18 40 2.22 Henson, MIL . . .16 35 2.19 Plumlee, PHX . .17 33 1.94 Duncan, SAN . .16 30 1.88 Howard, HOU . .19 35 1.84 Bogut, GOL . . .17 31 1.82
AHL SCHEDULE
Monday’s Games No games scheduled Tuesday’s Games Texas at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Springfield at Albany, 7 p.m. Bridgeport at Adirondack, 7 p.m. Utica at Rochester, 7:05 p.m. Iowa at San Antonio, 8 p.m. Thursday’s Games Toronto at Lake Erie, 7 p.m. Rockford at Charlotte, 7 p.m.
PITTSBURGH — Mike Tomlin was “mesmerized.” He was also, the Pittsburgh Steelers coach admits, out of position. Way out of position. Tomlin was so awed by the way Baltimore’s Jacoby Jones raced through the Steelers crumbling kickoff return unit in the third quarter Thanksgiving night, Tomlin couldn’t take himself away from watching it all unfold in high definition on one of M&T Stadium’s video boards. Only when Tomlin — standing on the white strip of grass meant to separate the playing field from the sideline — saw his black-and-gold jacket and black baseball cap flash across the screen did he realize it might be a good time to move. Too late. As Tomlin danced to his left, Jones edged right to avoid bowling the coach over. Pittsburgh’s Cortez Allen made the tackle after a 73-yard return, a bizarre play that will be remembered far longer than Baltimore’s eventual 22-20 victory. It’s an ill-timed two-step the 41-year-old Tomlin allows was a lot of things, namely “embarrassing, inexcusable, illegal and a blunder.” The one thing it wasn’t, he insists, was intentional. “The thought that it could be perceived as intentional never even crossed my mind,” Tomlin said Tuesday during a lengthy and candid apology. “I realized I fell short of the expectations of my position in being where I was and my actions on the play. I am not one to seek comfort from that standpoint, so I was just going to take my medicine.” Tomlin said he had no plans to fight whatever disciplinary action the league decides to hand out. “I don’t know what a just punishment is,” he said. “I have no idea.”
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
AMUSEMENTS
THE TIMES B5
Woman in unhappy relationship should cut her losses and go
DEAR ABBY:
I have been with my fiance since 2006. We expected to be married in 2008, but my grandmother died a month before my wedding, and then he was arrested because of charges stemming from a sexual relationship he’d had with a 17-year-old girl he had been counseling. Since then, we have had a daughter, but through it all there has been cheating, drugs, jail, no job, and constant excuses about why our sex life no longer exists. We have also had physical altercations, which he was arrested for. I am no longer happy with this relationship. The only reason I stay is because of our children. I’m only 33 and don’t want to live my life in misery anymore, but I will sacrifice my happiness for my children. I am confused and don’t know what to do. I’m just going through the motions in life. I work full time, coach my son’s soccer team and am living with MS. He does help somewhat, but it would be better if he would get a job. My mother watches my kids while I am working and after they get out of school. He claims because he doesn’t have a driver’s license he can’t get a job. Really? How many people in this world don’t drive and still have a job? Please give me some advice. I have reached my breaking point. Not go? My sister has already laid a guilt trip on me. Must I go and have Christmas with my ex like we’re one big happy family? (If we had been happy, we would not have gotten divorced.) What are your thoughts on this? — LIVING IN DYSFUNCTION JUNCTION DEAR LIVING: If you and your ex were married for a long time, I can see why your mother might consider him still part of the family and want to include him. However, out of consideration for your feelings, it should be on a limited basis — not every holiday. (Could she be trying to punish you because she blames you for the divorce?) Because it would make you uncomfortable and your mother knows it, make plans to do something you WOULD enjoy — perhaps a trip out of town to be with friends or to a different climate. And please, don’t feel guilty if you do — regardless of what your sister says. DEAR OUTSIDE THE LOOP: Because your son seems oblivious to the fact that news of this kind should be conveyed to the immediate family personally rather than in a “bulletin,” EXPLAIN to him how it made you feel to receive the news the way you did. He owes you an apology. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. For everything you need to know about wedding planning, order “How to Have a Lovely Wedding.” Send your name and mailing address, plus check or money order for $7 (U.S. funds) to: Dear Abby, Wedding Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 610540447. (Shipping and handling are included in the price.)
DEAR ABBY
Jeanne Phillips — DOING THE BEST I CAN DEAR DOING THE BEST YOU CAN: You say you are willing to sacrifice your happiness with this loser for your children. Why? You are not married to him, and he is emotionally neglectful, physically abusive and contributes nothing financially. Admit to yourself that the “romance” has been a mistake, and as soon as it’s safe, get away from him. If he ever finds a job, the state will help you collect child support, but if he doesn’t, you’ll have one less mouth to feed.
DEAR ABBY:
What do you say to your only son who can’t even call to tell you he is getting married? He posted it on Facebook, and I was notified via a text from my sister. Our relationship isn’t the issue. He just doesn’t seem to be able to use his phone for TALKING. Your thoughts? — OUTSIDE THE LOOP IN OREGON
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DEAR ABBY:
My mom insists on including my ex-husband and his wife at our family gatherings. I have told her repeatedly that it makes me very uncomfortable, but she even included them in the gift exchange last Christmas. What should I do?
Horoscope
By HOLIDAY MATHIS
ARIES (March 21-April 19). You love specifically. Take note of the precise qualities that thrill you. If you can later tell someone in detail what you love about him or her, it will be among the greatest gifts you could give. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Telling the same story over and over is a method of brain training that you can use to your advantage. Tell yourself the story that makes you feel empowered, and tell it often. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You long for them to stop business as usual and concentrate on making (SET ITAL) you (END ITAL) happy for a change. They won’t get the idea to do this, though, until you take control and make yourself happy. CANCER (June 22-July 22). You’re feeling patient and will have a high tolerance for those difficult people no one else wants to deal with. You do realize that you may be someone’s only friend. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). When presented with something new, usually your first instinct is to approach. But every novelty is different. Some cause the opposite reaction. Pay attention when you feel the urge to withdraw instead, and obey the instinct. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Embrace the way you are: your moods, talents, tolerances and intolerances. If things don’t work today, it’s not your fault. Take it as a sign that you need a better environmental match. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Things don’t come together automatically or magically, and when they look like they do, it’s because someone put a lot of work into creating that illusion. Knowing this, you’ll give praise accordingly. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Your respect for other people’s time and energy is commendable. Reading social signals is one of your many skills. As you pick up the subtleties of what someone is saying, you’ll help others around you do the same. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22Dec. 21). To look into another person’s eyes and try very hard to understand and feel for that person is no small act. Your brand of attention really is rare and beautiful. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Memory serves each person differently. That’s why it’s important to get things in writing, take pictures and document what’s happening in every possible way. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). The trend of self-sacrifice continues with today’s proceedings. Nearly all of your efforts are for others, and you have mixed feelings about this. It’s good to be needed, but who is there for you when (SET ITAL) you (END ITAL) need something? PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You’re ready to put a piece of your personal property up for sale. There’s no need to waste time wondering what it’s worth. It’s worth what someone will pay for it. Your best bet is an auction environment with a minimum bid.
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The premises described in the mortgage will be sold subject to all encumbrances and prior liens on December 19, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. on the premises, by virtue of the power of sale contained in a mortgage by Beth Ann Cathcart dated CITY OF PAWTUCKET November 30, 2005 and recorded in the PAWNOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TUCKET Land Evidence Records in Book 2537, Page 60, the conditions of said mortgage having The City Council of Pawtucket will conduct a been broken. Public Hearing on Wednesday, December 11, $5,000.00 in cash, certified or bank check is re- 2013, at 7:00 p.m. In the City Council Chamber, rd quired to bid. Other terms will be announced at City Hall, 137 Roosevelt Avenue, 3 Floor, Pawtucket, RI. the sale. HARMON LAW OFFICES, P.C. Attorney for the Holder of the Mortgage 150 California Street Newton, MA 02458 (617) 558-0500 201308-0454 - TEA The purpose of said hearing is to consider the following: RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING TAX STABILIZATION FOR MICROFIBERS, INC. FOR THE PROPERTY AT 1 MOSHASSUCK STREET, PAWTUCKET, RHODE ISLAND FOR A PERIOD OF THREE YEARS.
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The Times does not knowingly accept advertisements in the Employment classifications that are UPDATED 2 bed + office, not bonafide job offers. 2nd ,Bellingham /WoonsockClassification 200 is pro- et border, quite area, vided for Employment In- $950+ utilities, no pets or formation, Services and smoking. 401-484-2177 Referrals. This newspaper does not knowingly accept Employment ads WOONSOCKET 3BR that indicate a preference 1st floor, Bernon St. Renbases on age from em- ovated all. 6 parking ployees covered be Age spaces. Private storage, Discrimination In Em- coin-op. $800 First, Last. ployment Act. Nor do we 508-962-1045 in any way condone employment based solely upon discrimination pracNEW TODAY tices.
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The City of Pawtucket does not discriminate against the disabled. Individuals requesting interpreter services for the deaf and hard of hearThe premises described in the mortgage will be ing must notify the City Clerk's office at 728sold subject to all encumbrances and prior liens 0500, ext. 225, 72 hours in advance of the hearon December 19, 2013 at 2:00PM on the premis- ing date. Also, TDD telephone (401) 722-8239. es, by virtue of the power of sale contained in a Richard Goldstein, City Clerk mortgage from Thomas M. Spaziano and Gail M. Spaziano dated August 22, 2006 and recorded in Book L2712 at Page 195 in the Records of Land Evidence in the City of Pawtucket, RI, the conditions of said mortgage having been broken. MORTGAGEE'S SALE 82 Riley Street, Pawtucket, RI 02861 $5,000.00 in cash, certified or bank check is required to bid. Other terms will be announced at the sale. By order of the Mortgagee which gives notice of its intention to bid at such sale or any postponement or adjournment thereof. KORDE & ASSOCIATES, P.C. Attorneys for the Holder of the Mortgage 321 Billerica Road, Suite 210 Chelmsford, MA 01824-4100 (978) 256-1500 (11/27/2013, 12/4/2013, 12/11/2013) 12-008247 City of Pawtucket SECOND HAND SHOP Application has been filed to the City Council of the City of Pawtucket to keep a shop for the purpose of purchasing and selling second hand articles, specifically: used general merchandise by the following: Scott Sherlock d/b/a Angel's Basement 515 Armistice Blvd. Pawtucket, RI 02861 Tax Assessor's Plat 27 Lot 938 A public hearing on this application will be held on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 6:45 PM, in the City Council Chambers, City Hall, Pawtucket, RI, at which time and place all persons interested may be heard. All persons interested in the above are respectfully requested to be present at the time and place to be heard hereon. The City Council Chambers is accessible to the disabled. Individuals requiring assistance due to a disability or individuals requesting interpreter services for the deaf and hard of hearing must notify the City Clerk's Office at (401) 728-0500 Ext. 225, 72 hours in advance of the hearing date. ALSO, TDD TELEPHONE (401) 722-8239 Richard J. Goldstein City Clerk
1979 CHEVY Corvette Stingray, in good condition, runs excellent $6,000 or best. Call 401DRIVER/Warehouse work426-7461 er wanted for part time, 1985 MERCEDES 380SL, 2 must be dependable, tops, silver/gray, some heavy lifting regaraged, all records, ex- quired, no special license cellent $10k best, 401- needed. Apply El Gee 821-1066 Products, 86 Pine grove Ave. Bellingham, MA 1989 TOYOTA COROLLA $500, 114,000 m, call Joe 726-1237 1996 NISSAN Altima, 4 door, 4 cyl. Auto, runs great. $1,795.00. 401769-0095 or 401-4474451 1997 Chevy Blazer. 4dr., 4WD, tow package, loaded. $1500. 401-339-8312 1997 SUBURU Legacy All wheel drive wagon, 5 speed, inspected $1,700/best offer 401787-4764 2000 Chrysler Seabring JXI Limited Conv. Loaded, new inspection, low miles, 1 owner, must see. $2,050. 401-585-2421 2000 VOLVO V70XC, 177k, good running, well maintained, dependable, safe. $2,000 best. 401-4506422 2001 Kia Sportage. 4 cylinder, 4 wheel drive, 5 speed, 148k miles, $1600. Call 769-2350
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100 Legals LEGAL NOTICE INFORMATION Legal Notices may be 273 Miscellaneous mailed to: Merchandise The Times, P.O. Box 307, Pawtucket, RI 02860 Faxed to: 45 bundles Roofing shin(401) 727-9250 gles $4.00 per bundle, retail price $32 per bundle, or Emailed to:
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2001 Nissan Altima GXE Ltd. 4dr., loaded, auto, 4cyl, roof, wheels, mint. Low miles. Must see. LOOKING FOR SOMETHING HARD TO FIND? $2,000. 401-241-0259 Be sure to look in the 2005 Nissan Sentra SE. classified pages of The 4dr., loaded, auto, 4cyl TImes every day. Surely (32MPG) Inspected, nice, you'll find interesting must see, runs new. First things that you may want or need. The Times is the $2350. 401-241-0413 perfect marketplace you 2011 Hyundai Accent. Ex- can enjoy in the comfort cellent condition. 5 of your own home. There speed. $6500. Call 727- is something for everyone in The Times classi8922 fieds! 2011 NISSAN Versa Manual 5 speed, 47,000 miles, very good condition. $7,000. 401-714-5120 FULLY LOADED MINI-VAN Leather interior, DVD player, remote starter, heated seats. $6500. Jeff - 508360-1519. Must see! HONDA ACCORD 2004 LX, Clear title, 70k mi, Automatic, exterior color Gold. $2750. Call (828) 919-9835. NISSAN MAXIMA 2000 143,000 miles, needs work, $1,500 or best offer. Call 401-568-8850 SELL YOUR CAR, VAN OR TRUCK THE EASY WAY. Call the classified team at The Times today. Tell more than 40,000 adult readers in the are about your vehicle. It's easy to do, just dial 401-7224000. or visit us at www.pawtuckettimes.com VOLKS WAGON JETTA GT 1998, 5 speed, 32 MPG, inspected. $995. Call 401-767-7025
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The Pawtucket Board of License Commissioners hereby gives notice that the following person, firm, corporation and/or organization has made application to said Board of License Commissioners for a retailer beverage license to keep for sale and to sell alcoholic beverages in the City of Pawtucket from December 11, 2013 until December 1, 2014, inclusive, under the provisions classified@pawtuckettimes.com of Title 3 of the General Laws of Rhode Island, 1956, as amended, for the place designated opComplete instructions posite the respective name: should include: Publication dates, CLASS BV (Victualer) Transfer Billing information and the Name and Phone La Esquina Inc., d/b/a La Esquina, number of individual to 447 Mineral Spring Ave. (Ap46 L521) contact if necessary. LIC#9330 (transfer from Ilha Verde Club Inc., LEGAL NOTICES d/b/a Mingo's Bar & Grill, MUST BE RECEIVED "pending new location") 3 BUSINESS DAYS PRIOR TO Remonstrants are entitled to be heard before the PUBLICATION granting of said license and the Pawtucket Board For further information of License Commissioners will give such remonCall 722-4000 Monday strants a fair opportunity to make their objecthru Friday; tions before acting upon said application. 8:30 a.m. To 4:30 p.m. Notice is hereby further given that said application will be considered at a public hearing of said Pawtucket Board of License Commissioners in the City Council Chambers, City Hall, 137 Roosevelt Avenue, Pawtucket, RI, on WEDNESDAY, December 11, 2013, AT 6:45 p.m. at which time and place all interested persons may be heard. All persons interested in the above are respectfully requested to be present at the time and place to be heard hereon. The City Council Chambers is accessible to the disabled. Individuals requiring assistance due to a disability or individuals requesting interpreter services for the deaf and hard of hearing must notify the City Clerk's Office at (401) 728-0500 Ext. 225, 72 hours in advance of the hearing date. ALSO, TDD TELEPHONE (401) 722-8239. Per Order Pawtucket Board of License Commissioners. Richard J. Goldstein City Clerk
NOTICE OF MORTGAGEE'S SALE 45 Merrick Street Pawtucket, Rhode Island Assessor's Plat 52// 0033// Will be sold, subject to any and all prior liens and encumbrances, at public auction on December 18, 2013 at 3:00 PM Local Time, on the premises by virtue of the Power of Sale contained in the certain Mortgage Deed made and executed by Gloria E. Sanchez dated July 29, 2005 and recorded in Book 2439 at Page 125, et seq. with the Records of Land Evidence of the City of Pawtucket, County of Providence, State of Rhode Island, the conditions of said Mortgage Deed having been broken. FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($5,000.00) down payment in cash, bank check or certified check at time of sale; other terms will be announced at time of sale. Marinosci Law Group, P.C. 275 West Natick Road, Warwick, RI 02886 Attorney for the present Holder of the Mortgage MLG File # 13-10166 A-4424920 11/27/2013, 12/04/2013, 12/11/2013
NOTICE OF MORTGAGEE'S SALE 116 Sterry Street Pawtucket Rhode Island Assessor's Plat 55 Lot 560 Will be sold, subject to any and all prior liens and encumbrances, at public auction on December 18, 2013 at 3:00 PM Local Time, on the premises by virtue of the Power of Sale contained in the certain Mortgage Deed made and executed by Joshua L. Audette dated December 16, 2011 and recorded in Book 3430 at Page 349, et seq. with the Records of Land Evidence of the City of Pawtucket, County of Providence, State of Rhode Island, the conditions of said Mortgage Deed having been broken. FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($5,000.00) down payment in cash, bank check or certified check at time of sale; other terms will be announced at time of sale. Marinosci Law Group, P.C. 275 West Natick Road, Suite 500 Warwick, RI 02886 Attorney for the present Holder of the Mortgage MLG File # 13-11027 A-4424892 11/27/2013, 12/04/2013, 12/11/2013
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of his train." With the NTSB yet to establish the cause of the crash, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday the engineer could be faulted for the train's speed alone. "Certainly, we want to make sure that that operator is disciplined in an appropriate way. There's such a gross deviation from the norm," he said. Rockefeller, 46 and married with no children, has worked for the railroad for 15 years and has been an engineer for 10, according to Weener. Rockefeller lives in a wellkept house on a modest rural road in Germantown, N.Y., about 40 miles south of Albany. He started as a custodian at Grand Central Terminal, then monitored the building's fire alarms and other systems, and ultimately
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became an engineer. "He was a stellar employee. Unbelievable," said his former supervisor, Michael McLendon, who retired from the railroad about a year ago. McLendon said he was stunned when he heard about the crash, shortly after opening his mail to find a Christmas card from Rockefeller and his wife. "I said, 'Well, I can't imagine Billy making a mistake,'" McLendon said. "Not intentionally, by any stretch of the imagination." Rockefeller's work routine had recently changed. He had begun running that route on Nov. 17, two weeks before the wreck, said Marjorie Anders, a spokeswoman for Metro-North's parent, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
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