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Thursday, February 20, 2014
Mounties fall prey to Hawks
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Convicted contractor wants his cash
C.F. will fight lawsuit by Bouthillette to get paid for library work
By DONNA KENNY KIRWAN
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HELSINKI (AP) — Rudolph the reindeer is having a glittering antler makeover — the latest attempt to halt some of the thousands of road deaths of the roaming caribou in the wilds of Finland. Anne Ollila of the Finnish Reindeer Herder's Association says the antlers of 20 reindeer have been painted with various fluorescent dyes to see how the animals react and whether the paints are resistant to the harsh Arctic climate. If successful, animals with glittering antlers will be free to roam Lapland — a vast, deserted area in northern Finland where herders tend to 200,000 reindeer. Ollila says reflectors have proven unsuccessful as reindeer have torn them off — and road signs warning drivers of roaming reindeer often are stolen by tourists.
CENTRAL FALLS – Convicted contractor Michael Bouthillette, the owner of Certified Disaster
Restoration Corp. and a friend and supporter of former Central Falls Mayor Charles Moreau, is still trying to collect over $30,000 from the city for work done in late 2006 and early 2007 at the Adams Memorial Library. Central Falls City Solicitor Matthew Jerzyk filed a stipulation in Superior Court this week removing the non-profit library as a defendant in the lawsuit, which was originally
filed in October 2008. This action leaves the city as the sole defendant. However, in light of Bouthilette's plea agreement and the city's bankruptcy scenario, Jerzyk said he is asking that the lawsuit be dismissed. “The city will continue to vigorously litigate this case to protect the interests of the city and the taxpayers,” said Jerzyk. The suit seeks payment of the $30,000, plus interest, costs and other fees.
An arbitrator, Paul S. Cantor, has been assigned to the case, with a resolution expected in the coming weeks. Jerzyk added that while an arbitrator has been assigned, it is not binding and either side can reject the result. According to Jerzyk and the complaint documents, the lawsuit stems from events dating back to late See SUIT, page A2
Putting down the books
Big problems in small pond
DEM to explore solutions for unhealthy water at Scott Pond
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Mike Matkowski, 15, of Lincoln, left, plays a round of indoor mini-golf at Lincoln Public Library on Tuesday with Teen Librarian Gretchen Hanley. For updates on programs for all ages at the library, visit their Web site at www.lincolnlibrary.com.
LINCOLN – Improving the water quality of Scott Pond will be the topic of a public meeting held by the R.I. Department of Environmental Management on Feb. 27 in the Town Council Chamber at Town Hall. The meeting to discuss a restoration plan for Scott Pond will begin at 4:30 p.m. and continue until 6 p.m., said Gail Mastrati, a DEM spokesman. “Scott Pond does not meet state water quality standards for total phosphorus and dissolved oxygen,” Mastrati said. “These water quality impairments adversely affect both recreational use of the pond and the aquatic life,” she said. The pond, located in the Saylesville section near Route 122 and Chapel Street, once bordered a lock system for the Blackstone Canal during its operation in the 1830s and 1840s. See POND, page A2
Black History Month gets a move on
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Onna Moniz-John, pictured above, is the owner and operator of the “Roll out the Black” Mobile Museum, pictured at left. The museum is a collection of over 100 museum-quality pieces of African American memorabilia, historical documents, photographs and other artifacts, and will make a local appearence on Tuesday, Feb. 25, from 5 to 6 p.m. in the East Providence City Hall parking lot.
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E.P. woman’s mobile museum promotes African-American history
By JOSEPH FITZGERALD
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EAST PROVIDENCE – As part of Black History
Month, city resident Onna Moniz-John will take to the road in her “Roll out the Black” Mobile Museum, an innovative traveling exhibit
of African American memorabilia and artifacts that will highlight the city’s Black History Month celebration Tuesday at City Hall.
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The “Roll out the Black” Mobile Museum is a collection of over 100 museumquality pieces of African American memorabilia, figurines, historical documents, photographs and other artifacts that date from slavery to the Civil Rights era to hip hop and popular culture. The museum will be in place from 5 to 6 p.m. in the parking lot at City Hall, 146 Taunton Avenue. The city’s free Black History Month celebration in the City Council chambers will run from 6 to 8 p.m. and include singing and dance performances, artwork by local students and an appearance by 2014 Miss Rhode Island Christina Palavra. Moniz-John’s mobile museum is an educational outreach program that brings black history and culture to the people. She’s been collecting her memorabilia and artifacts since she was a child, and for 30 years, had to lug her collection around
to schools, town halls and universities. “I was doing displays and set ups all over the state,” she says. “People need to see them and hear the stories because they are an important part of our history and the stories need to be told.” But with more than a 150 pieces, Moniz-John needed to find a better way to transport her historical artifacts. That’s when she came up with the idea for a museum on wheels to drive to schools, libraries and other events. Moniz-John and her husband, Alvin John, found a 1986 RV, removed the stove, refrigerator and table, and filled it with her collection of treasures. The RV museum includes a timeline of black history across the wall above the front seats. Inside you’ll find black music memorabilia, and a display featuring African-American athletes, See HISTORY, page A2
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recommended budget proposes a municipal operating budget of 19,022,609 representing an increase of just $68,590, or .36 percent, over current spending, and capital spending resolutions of $5,033,500, municipal debt service of $643,063 and school debt service of $3,191,687 as part of the overall $78.8 million spending plan for 2014-2015. Almond presented his recommendation to the Budget Board during its meeting at Town Hall Wednesday with an overview of the major funding changes. The Budget Board is expected to review the spending plan through April when it will finalize its own budget recommendation for consideration by the Financial Town Meeting in May. Almond said he could not predict the final action by local voters at the Town Meeting but expects the overall potential impact on the Town’s tax levy of 1.22 percent could be acceptable given that expected low to moderate increases in tax levy assessments and valuations could reduce that impact to .5 percent or even lower. Almond said he is waiting for town excise tax projections on automobiles to be finalized as a last potential revenue increase reducing the overall tax impact of the budget. “The town residents have pretty much supported the recommended budget for the past five years if not longer,” Almond said. “There haven’t been significant changes made at the Financial Town Meeting and I am hoping for the same again this year,” Almond said. The letter Almond submitted to the budget board along with his recommended budget noted the included capital resolutions, to be funded through the town’s reserve accounts, will allocate $1.5 million to School Department and $3.3 million for a planned addition at the Police Department and renovations of the existing department headquarters. Other capital projects in the budget include $175,000 for building and renovations at Albion Park to secure a $175,000 matching state Department of Environmental grant, $20,000 for the construction of restrooms at Chase Farm Park with a matching DEM grant of $100,000, $25,000 for relocation of the historic Hot Potato School to the Chase Farm property that would also require a matching $22,000 donation from the town’s Citizens Celebration Committee. All of those items would be from the town’s restricted surplus accounts “and have no impact on the tax levy,” Almond said. “The Fiscal Year 14-15 budget as recommended for both municipal and school departments continues to recognize that while some economic indicators are beginning to improve, many of our residential and business property taxpayers are still facing very difficult financial challenges,” Almond said in his recommendation. “Therefore we utary and a majority of the river water flow during dry seasons contains treated wastewater discharges from Woonsocket Regional Wastewater Treatment plant off Cumberland Hill Road, and four wastewater treatment plants along the river and its tributaries in nearby Massachusetts. The Blackstone River’s watershed is also heavily urbanized and rain storms or snow melts send untreated storm runoff with phosphorus and other runoff pollutants into the pond’s waters on a frequent basis. The runoff impacts resulting in the algae blooms in Scott Pond prompted the state Department of Health to issue attempted to limit new expenditures for Fiscal Year 14-15 to those revenues identified through savings, estimates of moderate growth in our tax base, and additional state aid to education,” he said. The education increase, taking into account the state’s projected increase of $848,183 under its updated school aid formula, will help to ensure “a high level of educational services,” according to Almond. The state’s increase comes as a result of the effort the state made in revising its school aid formula “to resolve inequities in the distribution of state education aid,” he noted. The town had been bearing much of the burden of funding its schools while receiving approximately 14 percent of its budget in state support, but in the past four years has seen state aid increase by $4 million to approximately 16 percent to 17 percent, according to Almond Almond noted that the town has seen a steady decrease in its student population over the past ten years, from 3,706 student to 3,182, but added that he believes “it is important to maintain adequate local funding to allow the School Department to implement changes required to transition to the new state funding formula.” That formula will be based on the number of students in the school system when fully implemented, Almond added. The municipal budget projection of a .36-percent an advisory against recreational activities in it waters in 2012. In addition to recommending against activities such as swimming, boating or fishing, the Department of Health also recommended against consuming fish caught in the pond. The blue-green algae found in the pond’s waters could contain toxins that cause harm to humans and animals, the Department of Health said in its advisory on the pollutants. Health impacts can include skin rashes, irritation of the nose eyes and or throat. If ingested, the toxins can cause stomach aches, diarrhea, vomiting, and nausea. Younger children and pets are more at risk to algae increase over the previous year was helped in part by short term staffing cost changes related to the retirements of several veteran department members and their replacement by less senior officers at lower salary costs, according to John Ward, the town’s finance director. Ward said the Police Department portion of the budget did include a 2 percent increase in salaries under the new police contract but noted the retirements and resulting replacements helped to minimize that impact on the overall budget. The town also saw small decreases in the costs of its debt service for municipal and school projects which offer a snapshot of the town’s overall fiscal well being, according to Ward. The use of restricted reserve accounts for the new capital spending in the budget was another indication of the town’s overall fiscal good health, he noted. “That is what helps to keep the impact on the tax levy low,” Ward said. In concluding his letter to the Budget Board, Almond thanked the town’s elected and appointed officials for their roles in maintaining a “fiscally positive outlook” for the town. “Lincoln’s excellent financial health, and delivery of services, would not be possible without their good work and collaboration,” he said.
Thursday, February 20, 2014
Lincoln officials propose 3.5 percent budget hike
Almond says tax increase should be no more than 1.22 percent
BY JOSEPH B. NADEAU
jnadeau@woonsocketcall.com
Mass. governor hopeful backs casino law repeal
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LINCOLN – Town Administrator T. Joseph Almond released his recommended budget for 20142015 of $78,840,003, an increase of $2.7 million, or 3.5 percent over current spending that counts on increased state aid to schools, restricted account revenues and local growth to project a minimal impact on local taxes. Almond’s budget recommendation includes $50,958,144 for schools, a sum projecting an $848,183 increase in state aid and a $500,000 increase in the town’s current contribution of $39,663,090 as part of its overall 2.7 percent increase in school spending. The Town Administrator’s
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BOSTON — Independent candidate for governor Jeff McCormick said Wednesday that he supports repealing the state’s casino law and, if elected, would work to bring Massachusetts’ income tax rate down to 5 percent by making government run more efficiently. The Boston venture capitalist said he’d bring in outside analysts to conduct a “top to bottom” review of the state budget to look for waste, fraud and abuse. “I know there are other areas of state spending where we can get a lot of savings,” McCormick said, adding that tightening the state’s fiscal belt could eventually bring down the income tax rate from the current 5.2 percent to 5 percent. Gov. Deval Patrick has proposed a $36.2 billion state budget for the new fiscal year. Asked about a proposed ballot question that would repeal the 2011 state law allowing up to three casinos and a single slots parlor, McCormick said that he’s “not a huge fan of casinos” and would vote in favor of the repeal if it reaches the November ballot. McCormick, speaking at Suffolk University, said he was concerned about unintended consequences of expanded gambling, including the toll that casinos would take on people with gambling problems.
Pond
The high phosphorus levels occurring at the pond on a frequent basis cause excessive growth of algae and low levels of dissolved oxygen in the pond’s waters, as well as cyanobacteria blooms. The algae and low levels of dissolved oxygen impact the pond’s aquatic life and the bacteria blooms make its water unsafe for recreational activities, according to Mastrati. The elevated level of water pollutants are largely caused by wastewater and stormwater discharges into the pond. The Blackstone River is the pond’s only trib-
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toxins than older adults since they are more likely to consume contaminated water, according to the Department of Health. People and pets that come in contact with the pond’s waters were advised to rinse
the affected areas with clean water as quickly as a possible and to wash their clothes. The Department of Health advised that the toxins can remain present in the water even after the blue-green algae is no longer visible.
History
among other things. The outside of the vehicle includes paintings of famous African Americans, including Harriet
Tubman and Frederick Douglas. “It’s a work in progress and we’re doing it piece by piece,” says MonizJohn, adding Tuesday’s Black History Month celebration at City Hall is only the fifth or sixth time the mobile
museum has been rolled out. Moniz-John says her mission is to raise the consciousness of the human family by sharing not only artifacts that celebrate the contributions, achievements, and experiences of
African Americans, but of all races throughout history. “I want people to be inspired,” she said. Follow Joseph Fitzgerald on Twitter: @Jofitz7 suit was filed, Robert Flanders, the state-appointed receiver, filed for the city's bankruptcy. He shut down the library and laid off the workers to reduce expenses. However, thanks to volunteer efforts, fundraising and donations, the library was able to re-open, first on a limited basis and then with its hours restored. Actors Alec Baldwin and Viola Davis are among those who gave financial contributions to help keep it running. Bouthillette and Moreau were both subsequently convicted of wrongdoing in cases that are intertwined. While Moreau was mayor, Bouthillette's company reportedly earned more than $1 million under a no-bid contract to board up abandoned or vacant buildings in Central Falls. Bouthillette was convicted and sentenced to three years' probation, a fine of $5,100 and 2,000 hours of community services. Moreau pleaded guilty to a federal charge of accepting gratuities from Bouthillette including the installation of a new furnace in his home in Central Falls and renovation work on a second home in Lincoln. He was sentenced to serve two years in federal prison on the charges. However, Moreau is trying to have his prison sentence overturned on an appeal based on a ruling made this summer by the 1st Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston. He is scheduled to appear in U.S. District Court on Feb. 28.
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December 2006, when Moreau and Bouthillette reportedly arrived at the library and set up air scrubbing machines. According to the complaint, it is stated that Bouthillette's company, Certified Disaster Restoration Corp., of Providence, had a contract
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with Central Falls to provide labor and services with regard to an “emergency restoration at the library.” The large fan-like machines were placed throughout the library in December 2006 and in January 2007, reportedly to address “water damage caused by an unknown source.” The complaint states that an invoice was sent on or about March 14, 2007 for monies due. However, according to published reports, the former library director, Laura Marlane, said she was on vacation when the fans were set up. She also said the library had never sought assistance from Moreau or Bouthillette to treat the dampness or air quality issues. In a letter that Marlane wrote and sent to the state Revenue Department,
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Marlane said the fans ran around the clock in the library for several months. She added that on several occasions, Bouthillette had stopped by the library and asked who should be billed for the fans. She said she had referred Bouthillette to Jerauld Adams, president of the library's board of trustees. Adams said on Wednesday that when Marlane told him about the arrival of the air scrubbers, he had been surprised because he didn't think anything was wrong at the library. He said the building has a stone basement that sometimes gets some moisture seepage, but he had been unaware of any problem that necessitated the remediation. He said the $30,000 bill reflected about one-third of the library trust's money for operations and because he had never approved the work, he refused to pay it. Although the lawsuit originally was filed just against
the city, the library had been pulled in as a co-defendant as the result of a countersuit brought by the former city solicitor. Adams said he gave a deposition on the matter a couple of years ago, and thought it had all been resolved until he read of the recent development in the news media. “I was surprised that this is still going on,” he said. When asked about the Bouthillette lawsuit, current Central Falls Mayor James Diossa stated, “I will not comment on pending litigation other than to say that I will do everything I can to protect our city and its taxpayers.” For the last several years, the library at 205 Central St. has struggled to stay afloat. It has a private trust that was set up by its namesake, Stephen Adams, for operational needs only, which is administered by the board of trustees. Three years after the law-
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EAST PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island Department of Children, Youth and Families and Foster Forward are hosting a Foster Care and Adoption Information Night tonight from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Foster Forward, 55 South Brow St. DCYF staff, foster, and adoptive parents will be available to explain the program and answer questions.
CF Lions to hold third annual snowflake breakfast
world. The 1.35 million members of the volunteer organization in 207 countries and geographic areas are different in many ways, but share a core belief – community is what we make it. For more information about the breakfast or the Lions Club, email centralfallslions@gmail.com or call 401-413-4509.
CENTRAL FALLS — The Central Falls Lions Club will hold its third annual Snowflake Breakfast on Saturday, Feb. 22, from 9 a.m. to noon at St. George’s Episcopal Church, 12 Clinton St. The cost is $8.25 for adults and $4 for children under 10. Lions meet the needs of local communities and the
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To celebrate the spirit of St. Valentine’s Day, students at the Amazing Grace Preschool of Grace Baptist Christian Academy of Attleboro brought Valentine’s Day bags to school Wednesday, filled with candies and other treats, which they shared with their classmates. Shown here, from left, are Lucas Santos, Mia Antoine, Kyrillos Mourad, Tatiana Taylor and Lily Dollison.
CUMBERLAND — The next monthly meeting for the Cumberland Library Board of Trustees will be held Monday, Feb. 24, at 5:30 p.m. in the Conference
German group plans St. Good Shepherd shop now Patrick’s Day Polka Dance holding half-price sale
PAWTUCKET — The German American Cultural Society will host a St. Patrick’s Day Polka Dance at their club, 78 Carter Ave., on March 2 from 2 to 6 p.m. Music will be provided by the Eddie Foreman Orchestra. Tickets are available by mail for $ 13 or at the door for $ 15 per person. Table reservations are taken for 8 to 10 settings. If you want to order your tickets by mail, make your check payable to:German American Cultural Society (GACS) and mail to: Erika Danner, 100 Cushman St., Pawtucket, RI 02861 or Annie Golembewski of the Polish Hour: WHTB 1400 am, 51 Waring Road, Somerset, Mass. 02726 Food will be available at 1 p.m. when the club opens Visa, Master and Discover Cards are accepted. For more information call 860-237-8448 or email rhinsepp@att.net. PAWTUCKET — The Trash or Treasure Shop in the Church of the Good Shepherd, 490 Broadway, is conducting a half-price winter clothing sale throughout the month of February. Tops and pants originally priced at $2 -$2.50 are reduced to $1$1.25 each during the sale. Clothing and shoes are offered for the whole family along with homegoods, books, toys, soft domestics, etc. The shop is open every Wednesday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon. Proceeds support the church and its many outreach programs, benefiting the neighborhood and abroad.
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Pawtucket man arrested for having cocaine, gun
Smith and Wesson .32 caliber revolver. During questioning at the Pawtucket Police Department, police say DaSilva assaulted one of the investigating officers. DaSilva was held and appeared before a bail commissioner on Saturday, where he was charged with possession of cocaine with intent to deliver, possession of a firearm while committing a controlled substance violation, maintaining a common nuisance/controlled substances, third or subsequent controlled substance violation, and simple assault. He was held without bail and remanded to the ACI after arraignment. — Donna Kenny Kirwan
PAWTUCKET — A 23year-old Weeden Street man was arrested on drug and gun charges, as well as assaulting a police officer on Friday, Pawtucket Police said. Members of the Pawtucket Police Department Special Squad executed a search warrant at 590 Weeden St. This investigation was the direct result of neighborhood complaints and information developed by investigators, police said. Taken into custody was Eric S. DaSilva, of 590 Weeden St. During a search of DaSilva’s residence, detectives reportedly located and seized seven small bags of crack cocaine and a
St. Teresa seniors group meets in church hall today
PAWTUCKET—The St. Teresa Church seniors will hold a meeting on Thursday, Feb. 20 at 1 p.m. in the church hall. There will be a short meeting to elect an EBoard member followed by bingo and refreshments. New members, 55 and older, are welcome and may sign up at any meeting. Annual dues are $10.
Pawtucket Soup Kitchen announces new officers
PAWTUCKET — The Pawtucket Soup Kitchen has announced that at a board meeting held on February 8, a new slate officers was elected to serve as officers of the board. The new board consists of President, Charles Sczuroski; Vice President, George L. Kelley, III (retired chief of the Pawtucket Police Department), Secretary, Elizabeth McKenna; Treasurer, Monica Santos; and Assistant Treasurer, Brother Michael Reis. The Pawtucket Soup Kitchen, located at 195 Walcott St. in Pawtucket, serves breakfast and dinner Monday through Friday as well as a brunch on Saturday mornings to all in need.
Cumberland Library offers live homework help
CUMBERLAND — Are you having trouble helping your children with their homework? Thanks to AskRI.org and the Statewide Reference Resource Center, students from Kindergarten to adult learners can simply visit the Cumberland Public Library's website to get immediate, free help from certified teacher-tutors at Tutor.com. The service is accessible for students during regular hours at the Library or from home Sunday through Saturday from 2 to 10p.m. Live Homework Help is easy to use, just log on to http://www.cumberlandlibrary.org/livehelp.html and connect to a tutor.
Fireworks Committee hosts Woonsocket man gets two years for child porn evening with Matt Frasier
of child pornography. Marion was released to home confinement at the time of his arrest and initial appearance in federal court. Upon his sentencing, he was ordered to surrender to federal authorities by March 10 to begin serving his term of incarceration in a federal facility. PAWTUCKET — The Pawtucket Fireworks Committee will once again sponsor “Messages from Heaven, An Evening with medium Matt Fraiser,” on Thursday, May 22. The show will be held at the Portuguese Social Club on School Street in Pawtucket. Doors open at 6 p.m. with the event starting
PROVIDENCE – A Woonsocket man was sentenced to two years in federal prison for possession of child pornography on Wednesday, federal prosecutors said. Christopher Marion, 26, was ordered by U.S. District Court Chief Judge William E. Smith to serve 10 years’ supervised release upon completion of his prison term. Marion pleaded guilty in August 2013, to one count of possession of child pornography. According to federal prosecutors, a federal agent was investigating Internet filesharing networks when numerous images of child pornography were linked to an IP address in Woonsocket. The agent made a direct connection to the IP address and downloaded two movie files containing child pornography. Agents later zeroed in on Marion’s home as the IP address’s point of origin. Agents searched the residence in November 2012 and seized his laptop computer. A forensic analysis of the computer revealed that it contained 552 images and 52 videos of prepubescent females engaged in sexual acts with adult males, according to federal prosecutors. Marion was arrested last June on a federal criminal complaint charging him with receipt and distribution
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Snakes or guns: Choose your poison
Last weekend, after 20 years of handling snakes, Jamie Coots received his final bite. A rattler got him in the back of the hand. It happened as Coots, a Pentecostal minister, was leading the Saturday night service at his church in Kentucky. Two hours later, he was dead. The same thing happened two years earlier in West Virginia. Mack Wolford, another serpent-handling preacher, succumbed to a rattler's venom. After scores of deaths from messing with snakes, you'd think people would give it up. But they haven't. Three months ago, a 15-year-old boy died in Ohio. A local TV station said it happened when he brought a snake and "passed it to a 16-year-old friend." A similar tragedy occurred the same day in California, when a homeowner "was showing his friend a snake." "It's a shock that something like this could happen," said a neighbor. "I had no idea there was ever a snake in the home." On Dec. 1, a young man died in Florida after friends brought a snake to his apartment. "They passed it around," according to the Sun-Sentinel, and the snake delivered the fatal wound when the man's girlfriend picked it up. "It was a stupid accident," said the dead man's grandfather. "It never should have happened." On Dec. 20, a 3-year-old boy died in Arizona after discovering his parents' snake. A local TV station reported that "the parents told investigators the snake was inadvertently misplaced for a short time. That's when the child found it." On Dec. 22, a 10-year-old girl died in West Virginia. The Charleston Gazette said it happened while she and a 9-year-old friend were handling a snake. A sheriff's officer told the Gazette, "We're not blaming the parents, but we do urge everyone to make sure that your snakes are secure." On Dec. 30, a 10-year-old boy died in Alabama. The sheriff's office said he "was in a bedroom with his 12-year-old brother and 14-year-old male friend" and received the wound "while they were handling a snake." In November, an Indiana man died while playing with a snake at an apartment complex. A 16-year-old Idaho boy died at a house "where people were handling snakes." One young man in Georgia caused an inadvertent death "while playing with a snake." Another suffered a fatal wound "while handling a snake" at a friend's house. A 42-year-old Tennessee man died when his snake bit him. How could people be this foolish? The good news is that when it comes to snakes, they aren't. None of the stories I just told you, except for the ones about the two
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preachers, is literally true. The bad news is that all of the stories did happen, and all the victims died. But they didn't die from handling snakes. They died from handling guns. All I did was change a few words in the news reports: gun to snake, gunshot to snakebite, discharged to bit. I took these stories from Slate's archive of post-Newtown gun deaths: http://slate.me/1cqHcwU. The archive captures a year's worth of reported fatalities, from December 2012 to December 2013. It includes more than 12,000 victims. We are killing one another, our children, and ourselves. We are a nation of gun handlers, as reckless as anyone who handles serpents. I'm not going to tell you that the solution to this madness is to pass another gun law. As the National Rifle Association points out, such laws often fail to achieve their objectives. We need more than laws. We need to change our culture. We must ask ourselves whether the comforts and pleasures of owning a firearm are worth the risks. Having a gun in your home is far more dangerous than having a snake. Nineteen years ago, shortly after Jamie Coots began handling serpents, a bite killed a woman in his congregation. The county attorney wanted to charge Coots with violating Kentucky's law against handling snakes in church. The judge, however, refused to sign the complaint. He told the prosecutor: "You and I both know that this practice is not going to stop until either rattlesnakes or snake handlers become extinct." That's a good bet. And it's a good bet that the snake handlers will go extinct before the snakes do. But the more frightening question is what will happen to the gun handlers. We have 300 million firearms in this country. Pray for the owners, their children, and their friends. William Saletan (@saletan) covers science, technology and politics for Slate.
The Republican’s flash of brilliance
Republicans have excelled at concealing their brilliance in recent years, and Democrats have exulted in their good fortune. Whether discussing women’s reproductive systems or offering up candidates who are not electable — “I am not a witch” might have been a tipoff — Republicans couldn’t stop handing gifts to their opponents. As for tactics, a GOP Trojan horse is?.?.?. a horse. And an Orca project is a whale-fishing expedition. Meanwhile, Democrats successfully labeled the GOP as the “party of no,” assisted by Republicans’ consistent opposition to everything and always flogging their own in an endless war between the party’s wacko birds (Sen. Kathleen Parker John McCain’s term) and establishment players who were referred to as RINOs (Republicans in Name Only) or Republicrats. The Democrats weren’t wrong. But then, President Obama apparently lost his magic ring. The sun broke through the pall of Republican despair, the fires of Mordor ceased and the spell of buffoonery and pettifoggery that had plagued the elephant herd was miraculously lifted. Congress raised the debt limit without drama; Republican leaders shelved divisive issues such as comprehensive immigration and tax reform and shifted the focus to unifying messages about which RINOs and tea partyers can agree and lock pinkies: Obamacare is a failure and Barack Obama is an imperial president. In essence, Republicans destroyed the Democrats’ sharpest weapon and absconded with their slogan. No more the party of no, the GOP suddenly is the party of “Yes, we can!” Quite a transformation, that. And all along the message of House Speaker John Boehner, even though his tea party colleagues, gladiators armed with certitude, couldn’t hear him. Rather than listen to reason, they heard only the whispers of their beloved Wormtongue, whose identity I leave to you, dear reader, in hopes you have read J.R.R. Tolkien. While some may view this strategy as another Boehner capitulation to the crazy caucus, others recognize its brilliance. Boehner is quieting down the elephant herd. This doesn’t mean Republicans are making a run on canvas to build a bigger tent. At least not this congressional crowd. But party leadership doesn’t hold all the cards anymore. Outsiders — widely known as billionaires — have their own agendas, which are not uniformly consistent with the GOP base’s. Nor are they necessarily sinister, though this most likely will be the spin from Democrats. Wherever billionaires gather, something must be up. Politico suggested as much with its exclusive story this week about megadonors planning a GOP war council that would be meeting soon at “a swanky Colorado resort.” Do wealthy Democrats meet in abandoned warehouses? This gathering of Republican swanks is being hosted by New York billionaire Paul Singer , who wants to help shape the party’s direction leading up to the midterms. Dum-de-dum-dum. Singer, who gives generously to humanitarian groups, including wounded warriors, also supports same-sex marriage, immigration reform and pro-Israel policies. He is, in other words, a New/Old Republican — moderate on social issues, passionate about human rights, practical about demographic change and election realities, hawkish about defense and loyalty to allies. These positions are largely consistent with a sizable chunk of the American people, if not so much with the GOP’s libertarians, who increasingly lean toward isolationist, bootstrap policies. Hence the emerging narrative of yet another internal war within the GOP. Cue Darth Vader breathing sound, if I may mix my movies, and enter the Koch brothers — those heartless, free-market avatars with libertarian tendencies. The same Politico story described the Koch brothers as bringing together “handpicked operatives and politicians twice a year at tony resorts.” Hand-picked implies “special” while “tony” is a word only used by 1 percenters. (I don’t think I’ve ever heard — not even in movies — a diamond-laden debutante belaboring restaurant choices say: “Oh, Capers, let’s do pick some place tony.”) And they say Republicans use dog whistles. Democrats love to demonize these groups even though they have a couple of their own billionaire-bundling operations. But the emerging narrative of the billionaire war within the party is both incorrect and an obvious attempt to revive the idea that Republicans can’t lead because they can’t even get along with each other. It worked for a while, but no more. Within the party, the Koch brothers and Singer might best be described as co-belligerants. Picture them as set A and B in a Venn diagram. The overlap is the story — and the war isn’t internal. Read more from Kathleen Parker’s archive, follow her on Twitter or find her on Facebook.
Letter to the Editor
Enforcement would bring dollars to city
The City of Pawtucket can bring in extra revenue if they enforce certain laws: 1. OUT OF STATE PLATES: I have seen several out of state plates. I know of at least 10. Some people have lived here more than 10 years. 2. NO LEFT TURN: I see at least 12 vehicles taking left turns on red on a daily basis, including police vehicles. I have also witnessed police vehicles putting on their blue lights to go through a red light. As soon as they get through the red light, they turn the blue lights off. One of the best ones was at the light on the corner of Beverage Hill and Newport avenues. The blues went on and the police vehicle went directly to a donut shop. I walked over to the donut shop and the police officer was sitting down drinking a coffee and eating donuts. How ironic. 3.WEATHER EMERGENCY PARKING: City of Pawtucket Ordinance Chapter 392, Article 392-3 through 392-8. 392-3 Total parking ban during weather emergencies, "All parking is prohibited on all streets and highways of the city during a weather emergency as declared by the Public Safety Director or his/her designee until such emergency is declared over." 392-4. Removal of vehicles; authority. "The Chief of the Pawtucket Police Department is hereby empowered and shall summarily remove or cause to be removed from the streets, highways and public places of the city any vehicle, by whatsoever means propelled, which is parked or located in violation of this section." 392-5. Violations and penalties. "Vehicles in violation of this article shall be subject to a fine not to exceed $25 per offense." I noticed at least 10 during the most recent storm. That's at least $250. 4. SNOW AND ICE REMOVAL: Chapter 351. STREETS AND SIDEWALKS, Article VI. Snow and Ice removal. 351-20. Removal of snow and ice required. "No snow shall be permitted to remain upon any sidewalk, which shall be defined as that portion of a street between the curblines, or the lateral lines of a roadway, and the adjacent property lines, intended for the use of pedestrians, for a period exceeding the first 12 hours of daylight after the cessation of any snowstorm or after such snow shall have fallen from any building. No ice shall be permitted to remain upon any such sidewalk more than two hours in the daytime, unless covered with sand or other suitable substance." 351-21, Violations of penalties. "All violations of this article shall be subject to a fine of $25 for a first offense, a fine of $50 for a second offense, and a fine of $100 for a third and subsequent offenses. Fines may be paid by mail. Mailed in fines must be received by the Office of Zoning and Code Enforcement within 14 days of the date of the summons. Anyone who does not pay the fine by mail in a timely manner must appear in Pawtucket Municipal Court." In a walk about, I found 25 sidewalks not cleared. That would have taken in a revenue of $625. J.L. Pawtucket, RI
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ACLU accuses Cranston of prison gerrymandering
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PROVIDENCE — The American Civil Liberties Union sued the city of Cranston on Wednesday over its decision to count state prison inmates on its voter rolls, alleging that it is skewing political influence in Rhode Island's third-largest city. According to the lawsuit filed in federal court, a quarter of the 13,000 people counted as residents of Cranston's 6th Ward are inmates at the Adult Correctional institutions and aren't eligible to vote. When the 3,400 inmates are subtracted, the 6th Ward's population is significantly smaller than other wards — even though each ward has a representative on the City Council and the local school board. "As a result, every three actual residents of that ward have as much say about city and school affairs as four residents in any other ward," according to the lawsuit. "The voting
strength of persons residing in Ward 6 is artificially inflated and the voting strength of persons residing in all other wards is consequently diluted." The ACLU — which is joined in the lawsuit by four local residents — wants Cranston officials to redraw its political districts to ensure an equal number of actual residents in each ward. City Council President John Lanni said the city has long counted residents of the prison and other state facilities when going through redistricting. He said he hasn't any concerns from the public until he heard about the lawsuit. "If there's a problem and they win we'll have to redistrict," he said. "It's the first I've heard about it. I've never heard a complaint from a single resident." Messages seeking comment from Cranston Mayor Allan Fung and 6th Ward Councilman Michael Favicchio were not returned Wednesday. Many of the inmates
serving sentences at the state prison have had their right to vote taken away. Others may still vote, but they are considered to be residents of the communities they lived in before their incarceration. The nine-member Cranston City Council includes three members elected citywide and six who are elected from geographic wards. The sevenmember School Committee includes one at-large member and one member from each ward. The Cranston City Council approved the city's current political map in 2012. Steven Brown, executive director of the ACLU of Rhode Island, said his group urged the council to adopt political district lines that ensured each resident had an equal political voice. He said the City Council left the ACLU with no choice but to file the lawsuit. "The law is very clear: inmates are not considered Cranston residents for purposes of voting," he said.
NY man faces arson charge RI mayors to in Newport Wal-Mart fire hold 8 job fairs
NEWPORT (AP) — A New York City man is facing an arson charge for allegedly setting a fire in a Rhode Island Wal-Mart. Newport police say 58year-old George Reddick turned himself in on Wednesday. Fire officials responded Monday night to the WalMart on Connell Highway for a report of fires in two locations in the aisles. Authorities say Reddick was identified through video footage and interviews. They say he had been in the store for an extended period, even changing clothes while there. They also say he had approached Wal-Mart personnel about employment in the store. Police drew up an arrest warrant but say he had left Rhode Island. Reddick then turned himself in in Newport around 4 a.m. Wednesday. It wasn't immediately clear if Reddick has an attorney. PROVIDENCE (AP) — The mayors of two of Rhode Island's largest cities are again teaming up to host job fairs. Providence Mayor Angel Taveras and Cranston Mayor Allan Fung announced Wednesday that they will hold eight job fairs this year. Most will be held at the Roger Williams Park Casino. The first job fair is scheduled for Feb. 26 and will focus on health care industry jobs. Subsequent fairs will concentrate on hospitality, manufacturing and retail jobs. Taveras, a Democrat, and Fung, a Republican, are both running for governor. Last year they co-hosted 11 career fairs that attracted 265 businesses and more than 1,700 job seekers.
Devo guitarist Bob Casale dies at age 61
NEW YORK (AP) — Bob Casale, the guitarist for Devo, best known for the 1980 hit "Whip It," has died of heart failure, his brother and band member Gerald Casale said Tuesday. He was 61. Devo founding member Casale said in a statement that his younger brother's death Monday was "sudden" and "a total shock." "As an original member of Devo, Bob Casale was there in the trenches with me from the beginning," Casale said. "He was my levelheaded brother, a solid performer and talented audio engineer, always giving more than he got." No further details on his death were provided. The Ohio-based Devo introduced themselves to the world in 1977 by making a frenetic version of the Rolling Stones' "Satisfaction." The new wave band released its Brian Eno-produced debut, "Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!," in 1978 and reached platinum status with 1980's "Freedom of Choice," which featured "Whip It." Gerald Casale formed Devo with lead singer Mark Mothersbaugh. Alan Myers, the group's drummer, died last year after a battle with cancer age at 58. Devo is short for devolution, the idea that man was regressing into an earlier state.
Bill would let Rhode Island voters cast ballots early
PROVIDENCE (AP) — Rhode Island would join most other states in allowing voters to cast a ballot before election day under legislation pending before the state's General Assembly. The bill introduced by Democratic state Sen. Erin Lynch of Warwick would allow voters to cast a ballot up to 21 days ahead of an election at locations chosen by local election officials. The votes would not be counted until the polls close on election day. Lynch says her bill would make voting more convenient and reduce wait times on election day. Thirty-two states and the District of Columbia already allow some early voting. In New England, Maine and Vermont already allow early voting, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. No vote on the measure has been scheduled.
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Woonsocket
• Mardi Gras Queen Coroniation, Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Parish Hall, 1 to 3 p.m.
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Woonsocket
• The Knights of Columbus General Moylan Assembly meets at 7 p.m. at All Saints Parish Hall, 323 Rathbun St.
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• Forand Manor holds Bingo every Monday and Wednesday, starting at 5:15 p.m.
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Lincoln
• Vietnam Veterans of America – James Michael Ray Memorial Chapter #818, will meet at 7 p.m. at the Lincoln Senior Center, 150 Jenckes Hill Road. Come at 6 p.m. and have dinner with us. All Vietnam Veterans welcome. For more information call Joe Gamache at 401-651-6060.
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• 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
• Mardi Gras, St. Ann Arts and Cultural Center, 5:30 to 11:30 p.m. Music provided by Jeff Gamache and Runaway Train and Slipper sneakers. Full Cajuj buffet. Prizes for best costumes. Tickets are $30 in advance by calling 762-9072, or at the door (limited amount) for $35. NRICA.org.
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.
Woonsocket
•Harris Public Library hosts Creative Writing Group Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m.
Pawtucket
• Steve Fredrick Solo Acoustic performs at East Side Checker Club, 579 Benefit St., from 7 to 11 p.m.
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.
Burrillville
• The Burrillville Senior Citizens Association meets at noon in the K of C hall in Pascoag. Please call 371-2737 by Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 to make lunch reservations. All Burrillville residents age fifty-five or older are eligible to become members.
Blackstone
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Pawtucket
• Chinese New Year party for children and their families at the Pawtucket Public Library, 3 to 4 p.m. in the Campbell Auditorium. Learn about the Chinese zodiac, make a craft, get a temporary tattoo, watch a karate demonstration. Refreshments will be served. Call 725-3714 ext. 209 for information.
Lincoln
• St. James Church, 33 Division St. in Manville, hosts an All-You-Can Eat Pasta and Meatball Supper from 4 to 7 p.m. in its Father Brindamour Hall. $8 per person ($5 for children 10 and under). Tickets purchased in advance by calling 766-1558, or at the door.
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Burrillville
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Woonsocket
• Written Word Writing Group Thursdays, 7:15 p.m. at Harris Public Library. All are welcome and there is no charge.
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Woonsocket
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• St. Joseph Church, 1200 Mendon Rd., is planning a pilgrimage to Italy, Sept. 29 to Oct. 8. Please join us for an info night at 7 p.m. at St. Joseph Church Hall. For more info, call Helene at 401-769-1720 or the Rectory at 401-766-0626. • Monthly meeting of the Woonsocket Knights of Columbus • Ranger Talk lecture series Woonsocket Council will be held being held at the Museum of at 7 p.m. in the All Saints Work & Culture, 1:30 p.m. Church hall, Rathbun Street. Jennifer Pustz to speak on • Homeschooling 101 program “Voices from the Backstairs, at the Woonsocket Harris Public Lives of Domestic Service.” Free Library, 6 to 8 p.m., in the large event. Public invited. program room.
Woonsocket
•Harris Public Library hosts Creative Writing Group Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m.
Pawtucket
• 32nd annual Pawtucket St. Patrick’s Day Parade, noon. pawtucketstpatsparade.com.
Blackstone
•The newly formed BMR Alumni and Friends Band meets at 6:30 at BMR High School every Wednesday. All Blackstone Valley residents of all ages and experience are welcome. For details call 508-883-1291.
Cumberland
• TOPS Club (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at Filibuster Club, 25 High St. Visitors are always welcome (preteens, teens, adults, male and female). First meeting is free. • Manga drawing class for teens 11-18 at the Cumberland Public Library, 5 to 6:30 p.m. All abilities are welcome. Register online or at the reference desk.
Pawtucket
• The Major Walter G. Gatchell VFW Post #306 will hold a spaghetti and meatball dinner fundraiser from 4 to 7 p.m. at the post home, 171 Fountain St. The cost is $8 per person at the door.
Blackstone
• Dynamite Blast at St. Theresa’s, 5 p.m. $8 for adults, $4 for children 10 years and under. 50/50 raffle, one beer or one soda, chips and sandwiches also available.
Central Falls
• Coutu Memorial Park Committee fundraising breakfast buffet, 8 to 11:30 a.m. at the Garfield Social Club, corner of Hung and High streets. Tickets are $10 and available at the door or by calling 742-3178 or 465-9285.
Central Falls
•Forand Manor holds Bingo every Monday and Wednesday, starting at 5:15 p.m.
Cumberland
• Dixie Diehards Jazz Band performs at Blackstone River Theatre, 2 p.m. Mardi Grasstyle show with traditional New Orleans jazz. $10 advance/$12 at the door. www.riverfolk.org.
North Smithfield
• Blackstone Valley Amateur Radio Club meeting, 7:30 p.m. in the McAvinn Auditorium of the Rehabilitation Hospital of Rhode Island, Route 146A. New members and guests invited.
Woonsocket
• Family Resources is hosting a Blood Drive from 11am – 3pm at 245 Main Street. Walk-Ins welcomed. Visit www.ribc.org
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Pawtucket
• The German American Cultural Society hosts a St. Patrick’s Day Polka Dance at the club, 78 Carter Ave., from 2 to 6 p.m. Food available at 1 p.m. Music by the Eddie Foreman Orchestra. Tickets available by mail, $13, or at the door, $15. Table reservations for 8-10. Make checks payable to German American Cultural Society and mail to Erika Danner, 100 Cushman St., Pawtucket, RI 02861. For information call 860-237-8448.
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Central Falls
•Forand Manor holds Bingo every Monday and Wednesday, starting at 5:15 p.m.
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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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Burrillville
•The Parks & Recreation Department announces a St. Patrick’s Day Floral & Craft Workshop at 1 p.m. at the Community Recreation Center, 50 Lodge Road, Pascoag. A $10 materials fee will be charged. Pre-registration is required, 568-9470 or parksandrec@burrillville.org.
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Woonsocket
• 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
• Buy Local Expo and Homeshow sponsored by the Blackstone Valley Independent Business Alliance, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., St. Ann’s Art and Cultural Center, 84 Cumberland St. $1 admission. Plenty of parking. www.buylocalbv.org. • Ciné-Québec, March 8 and 9, presented by the Délégation of Québec in Boston, Flickers: RI International Film Festival, Alliance Française de Providence and the Museum of Work & Culture, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Cocktail reception followed by the presentation of several Québécois short films with English subtitles. $10 per person. Tickets on sale at the museum or by calling 2726243.
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.
Woonsocket
• Beer and dynamite dinner to benefit Leo A. Savoie Playground Fund, 6 to 10 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Veterans Hall. Tickets $20 each. Adults only.
Cumberland
• TOPS Club (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at Filibuster Club, 25 High St. Visitors are always welcome (preteens, teens, adults, male and female). First meeting is free.
Glocester
• Harmony Library presents a program, “Rhode Islandese: An Informal Presentation of the Language of the Nation’s Smallest State,” at 6:30 p.m. Learn to speak the language of Rhode Island in perfect dialect. Call 9492850 for more information or to register.
Pawtucket
• Family Movie Night at the Pawtucket Library, 6 p.m. “Despicable Me 2.” Rated PG. Program is free and no registration is required. Children ages 10 and older may attend without a guardian. Call 725-3714 ext. 209 for information.
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.
Blackstone
•The newly formed BMR Alumni and Friends Band meets at 6:30 at BMR High School every Wednesday. All Blackstone Valley residents of all ages and experience are welcome. For details call 508-883-1291.
Attleboro
• The P.E.A.L. Club meets at noon at Morin’s Restaurant, 16 South Main St., followed by lunch. John Aho will talk about his experiences working at the Warwick Tend. For information call John at (508) 222-2451.
Cumberland
• Rabies vaccination clinic for dogs, cats and ferrets at the Cumberland Animal Shelter, 44 Martin St. Cats and ferrets from 1 to 2 p.m., dogs from 2 to 3 p.m. $11 cash only.
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Woonsocket
• Museum of Work and Culture Quebec Cinema viewing of French film, 1:30 p.m. Free program. Public invited.
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Cumberland
• AARP Cumberland Chapter #4646 meets at the St. Joseph's Parish Hall, 1303 Mendon Road. The business meeting begins at 11 am, followed by a luncheon delivered from Davenport's Restaurant. Alan Neville, RI AARP president, and John O'Hara, AARP volunteer will be speakers. Dues will be collected, and members are asked to bring canned goods for the chapter project. All donations are brought to the Cumberland Senior Center Food Bank.
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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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Northbridge
•The Blackstone Valley Coin and Collectables Club hosts a coin show from 3 to 8 p.m. at Brian’s Restuarant in Whitensville.
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Woonsocket
• 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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Blackstone
• The Blackstone Public Library will present a concert entitled “Music of New England from the Pilgrims to the Civil War,” featuring performers Bartholomew, Cappers and Waynen, at 7 p.m. Registration is required. Call the library at (508) 883-1931 or email lcheever@cwmars.org.
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.
Blackstone
•The newly formed BMR Alumni and Friends Band meets at 6:30 at BMR High School every Wednesday. All Blackstone Valley residents of all ages and experience are welcome. For details call 508-883-1291.
Smithfield
• Annual Women’s Summit at Bryan University, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Day-long seminars and workshops with special guests and keynote speakers. Event promotes personal and career empowerment and active discussion of issues to women. Call to register (401 232-6588.
Cumberland
• TOPS Club (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at Filibuster Club, 25 High St. Visitors are always welcome (preteens, teens, adults, male and female). First meeting is free.
Northbridge
• Blackstone Canal Conservancy sponsors a morning of brush clearing and trash removal along the canal and trails of the river and Canal Heritage State Park. Volunteers should meet at Plummer’s Landing west parking area on Church Street at 9 a.m.
Lincoln
• Trip to the Boston Flower Show, sponsored by the Lincoln Garden Club. $30 for members, $40 for non-members. Bus departs at 9:30 a.m. and returns at 6 p.m. For information call (401) 726-4772.
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.
Smithfield
• Smith-Appleby House tours, 1 to 4 p.m., featuring demonstrations of Colonial life and fun activities for families and kids, each Saturday afternoon through March. Admission is $5 per adult and children 12 and under are free. (401) 231-7363.
Central Falls
• Forand Manor holds Bingo every Monday and Wednesday, starting at 5:15 p.m.
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Thursday, February 20, 2014
ENTERTAINMENT
THE TIMES A7
Blackstone River Theatre Local kids to perform ‘You’re A Good presents workshop, concert in Man Charlie Brown’ with world-class guitarists
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Phineas Peters as Oliver in Trinity Rep's “Oliver!”
Trinity Repertory presents ‘Oliver!’
PROVIDENCE — Trinity Rep continues its 50th anniversary season with the highly anticipated return of former artistic director and Academy-award nominated actor Richard Jenkins and his wife Sharon Jenkins to bring the beloved musical “Oliver!” to the Providence stage. The show runs Feb. 20 to March 30 in Trinity Rep's Chace Theater. The pair returns to direct and choreograph the Tony Award winning musical packed with favorite songs such as “Consider Yourself,” “Where is Love?” and “Food, Glorious Food.” This production of “Oliver!” is made possible by support from the National Endowment for the Arts and supporting sponsor The Washington Trust Company. Tickets are on sale now at www.trinityrep.com by calling (401) 351-4242, or at the theater's box office at 201 Washington St., Downtown Providence.
CUMBERLAND — Blackstone River Theatre will present a concert featuring fingerstyle guitarists Peter Janson and Tim Farrell on Saturday, Feb. 22, at 8 p.m. Admission is $12advance and $15 day of show. For reservations or information call Blackstone River Theatre at (401) 7259272. Janson and Farrell will also offer a two-hour acoustic guitar essentials workshop for all levels at 2 p.m. Cost is $40 for workshop only; $45 for the workshop and evening concert. Peter Janson brings world-class solo acoustic guitar music to records and the concert stage with fresh contemporary arrangements of traditional tunes from England, Ireland, Scotland, Brittany, and North America, as well as his own Celticinspired compositions. His original and compelling contemporary style is filled with artistry, superb technical mastery, and heartfelt passion. As an artist-faculty member of the Performing Arts Department at the University of Massachusetts Boston, Peter has been hailed as "the perfect combination of instrumentalist and composer, entertainer and educator" (WUMB Music Festival). He has composed and recorded music on 14 national and international CDs including six solo CDs under his name. A regular performer at guitar festivals and concerts
Peter Janson
Tim Farrell
throughout North America, Janson's latest CD "A Long Road: Tunes From Celtic Lands" was released in 2013. With so many guitarists trying to make their mark these days, it's not easy being a "trailblazer." Yet, that perfectly defines Pennsylvania artist Tim Farrell. His fingerstyle playing and original compositions display an elegant simplicity that celebrates the purity of the acoustic guitar.
Farrell is a rare kind of musician, with the ability to both entertain an audience and inspire future generations of players. Says Billboard magazine, "Tim Farrell stands apart from the numerous guitar slingers out there. He is a guitarist to be heard." His full-length CDs showcase the considerable depth of his composing skills. In addition, Tim has written music for TV and radio shows, multi-media presentations, movie soundtracks, websites and interactive theater productions. Tim's song "Rosewood Alley" earned 1st Place Best Instrumental in the 7th Annual International Acoustic Music Awards and "Joyride to Tranquility" is a finalist for Best Instrumental in this year's International Acoustic Music Awards. Tim and Peter will perform tonight in round robin format with both on stage at the same time trading pieces. At 2 p.m. on Feb. 22, Janson and Farrell will share their vast knowledge of topics and techniques for steelstring guitar in a two-hour workshop. Performance and practice tips, and having fun playing music will be points of focus. All levels of fingerstyle and flat-pickers are welcome. Maximum 12-15 students. Blackstone River Theatre is located at Blackstone River Theatre, 549 Broad St. Visit www.riverfolk.org for information.
SEEKONK — George R. Martin Elementary School theater students will perform in Casting Call Kids’ upcoming musical production, “You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown,” on Sunday, March 2 at 2 p.m. at the Seekonk High School. Tickets are $5 and will be sold at the door as space allows. Casting Call Kids is an educational and performance-based musical theater program that is sponsored by the Martin School PTO. The program introduces students in grades 3-5 to all aspects of musical theater including acting, vocal training, choreography and how to work together as an ensemble. Students also audition and rehearse for a musical theater performance that is presented at the conclusion of the program. Casting Call Kids was created in 2012 by local actress/vocalist and Martin school mom, Melanie Gendreau. This year, Casting Call Kids received a grant from the Seekonk Arts Council – which paid for the royalties to perform “You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown.” “It takes a village – and money – to pull off this caliber of a program,” adds Gendreau. “I am so grateful to the Seekonk Arts Council, Seekonk Public School Department and Martin School PTO – and especially to my program parents —
for their support.” “You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown” is a musical comedy that tells the story of an average day in the life of the famous comic strip hero, Charlie Brown. The show includes all of the iconic moments from the school lunch hour to Valentine’s Day and the trials and tribulations of trying to win a baseball game and fly a kite. “You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown” features the talents of Martin students: Connor Barbary, Jasmine Contois, Shauna Contois, Katherine Corbett, Lauren Corbett, Isabella Cordeiro, Sydney DaLuz, Sydney DelMastro, Maria Duggan, Caroline Eddy, Jessica Elkhoury, Alicia Feeney, Kelsey Gendreau, Vanessa Jacome, Sara L’Heureux, Camryn Loomis, Anna Murphy, Gianna Pallotta, Aidan Pilato, Caty Pilato, Olivia Pion, Mackenzie Reilly, Robert Teves and Anika Toprac.
Rossoni celebrates new CD with concert at Stone Soup
PAWTUCKET — Mary Ann Rossoni celebrates with a CD Release Concert at Stone Soup Coffeehouse on Saturday, Feb. 22. Michael Laureanno opens and he, too, will be performing songs from his new CD. Rossoni has been writing and recording since 1988, when she met and performed extensively with singer/songwriter John Fuzek. She is known for composing melodic ballads focused on the challenges, perils and accomplishments of working class heroes. She has served for many years on the boards of: Notable Works, the Summit Neighborhood Association, The Pawtucket Arts Collaborative, The Rhode Island Songwriters Association; Stone Soup Coffeehouse; and the newly formed Rhode Island Music Hall of Fame. Throughout her career delicately strummed guitars, and her voice. The songs here reflect a pensive depth, addressing the darkness and difficulties that so often afflict her heavy hearted narrators, all of us. Many of the tunes on “Edentown” talk of loss, recovery and sacrifice. Rossoni will be performing these newer songs at Stone Soup Coffeehouse with longtime band mate Paul Dube (harp/accordion); his son Matt Dube (percussion) and fellow board members of the Rhode Island Music Hall of Fame MedrickBellaire (mando/acoustic guitar) and Jeff Keithline (bass). Stone Soup is located at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 50 Park Place, Pawtucket, . Concerts start at 8 p.m.; tickets are $16 in advance through PayPal on our website or $18at the door. Stone Soup is wheelchair-accessible.
Stadium Theatre hosts the Journey Experience
WOONSOCKET — The Stadium Theatre Performing Arts Centre presents The Great Escape, a band that is as close as it gets to seeing Journey themselves, on Saturday, Feb. 22, at 8 p.m. The Great Escape's raw talent and commitment to accurately recreating the music of Journey combine to make them one of the country's most sought after Journey acts. If you can't get around to seeing the real thing this year, or if you just can't get enough Journey in your life, come and experience The Great Escape. Admission is $26 and $31. Tickets are available at the Stadium Theatre Box Office, by calling 401-762-4545 and online at www.stadiumtheatre.com.
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‘Starcatcher’ coming to PPAC
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Friday, March 14 8:00pm
PROVIDENCE — “Peter and the Starcatcher,” the fivetime Tony Award-winning musical play, will be at the Providence Performing Arts Center for a limited engagement from Tuesday, Feb. 25 through Sunday, March 2. “Peter and the Starcatcher” is a part of the Contemporary Classics Series, sponsored by Cox Communications. The play, a grown-up’s prequel to Peter Pan, is the innovative and imaginative musical play based on the best-selling novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson. A company of a dozen actors play more than a hundred unforgettable characters, all on a journey to answer the century-old question: How did Peter Pan become The Boy Who Never Grew Up? This epic origin story of popular culture’s most enduring and beloved character proves that your imagination is the most captivating place in the world. “Peter and the Starcatcher” won five 2012 Tony Awards (the most of any play of the 2011-2012 season) and was named one of New York Times, New York Magazine, and New Yorker’s Top 10 Shows of the Year. Tickets are available now at the PPAC Box Office, online at www.ppacri.org and by phone at (401) 421-ARTS (2787). Tickets are $69- $32.
Mary Ann Rossoni
she has performed solo and with bands, most recently,“The Rossonians”. She is now back to her roots with the recent release of “Edentown.” With “Edentown” Rossoni presents a collection of songs shorn of any elaborate arrangement or instrumentation — just words,
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Mass. man charged in death of woman found at mall
tigation. Prosecutors said Ngo often drove Nguyen to and from the Worcester Envelope Co. in Auburn where they both worked. Assistant District Attorney Jeffrey Travers said in court it's believed Nguyen was shot, and a .22-caliber shell casing was found near her body. An autopsy is pending. He said there was blood in Ngo's car and a .22 pistol at his home. Ngo is held without bail and returns to court March 19.
AUBURN, Mass. (AP) — A 27-year-old Worcester man has pleaded not guilty to killing a woman found bleeding and unconscious in the Auburn Mall parking lot. Forty-six-year-old Nhung Nguyen of Worcester was found partly under a car at about 4 p.m. Tuesday. She was pronounced dead at a hospital. Vu Van Ngo was arraigned Wednesday in Central District Court on charges of murder and misleading a police inves-
Three cows die when barn at Mass. farm collapses
sure there were no human casualties, firefighters helped farm workers remove several of the approximately 10 cows that were inside the metalroofed feeding shelter when it collapsed. Others made it out unassisted. Owner Doug Stephan tells the Boston Herald that three cows died.
FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (AP) — Officials say three cows were killed and several others were injured when the roof of their barn at a Framingham farm collapsed apparently under the weight of snow. Firefighters responded to Eastleigh Farm at about 8 a.m. Wednesday. After checking to make
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This brave pedestrian bicycles his way along Clinton Street in Woonsocket Tuesday afternoon, as heavy snow blankets the city in yet another winter storm.
Standoff at Mass. hospital ends in suicide
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Springfield police say a man involved in a four-hour standoff in a hospital parking lot has shot and killed himself. Sgt. John Delaney said in a statement on the department's Facebook page that 54-year-old Eddie Bonafe was pronounced dead about 12:25 a.m. Wednesday at Baystate Medical Center about four hours after negotiators began trying to talk him into giving up his gun. Delaney says the man shot his wife during an argument in West Springfield on Tuesday evening, and brought her to the emergency room. He then returned to his car and pointed a gun at his head. The woman is in good condition and is expected to recover. Her name was not made public. No hospital patients or employees were hurt. Police continue to investigate.
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THE TIMES, Thursday, February 20, 2014 — B1
Hawks rule Mount again $HOW HIM
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Red Sox’s Ortiz wants one-year pact extension
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Top, Bishop Hendricken senior forward Liam Watkinson (4) shoots the puck past Mount St. Charles goaltender Brian Larence early in the third period of Wednesday night’s Division I showdown at Thayer Arena, a 4-1 victory by the host Hawks. The loss was the Mounties’ second in as many games to the Hawks this year. Right, Hendricken senior defenseman Chris Shalvey (20) and Mount junior forward Justin D'Abrosca (12) battle for control of the puck during the second period.
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Boys’ hockey
Div. I showdown goes Hendricken’s way in 4-1 win
By JON BAKER jbaker@pawtuckettimes.com
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — David Ortiz hopes to get a one-year contract extension "pretty soon" and Boston Red Sox owner John Henry would like to fulfill his designated hitter's desire to retire as a member of the team. Whether a new deal will be completed during spring training remains uncertain. "I think it's going to be OK," Ortiz said Wednesday. "Conversations are good. My bosses are more than happy to talk about what we're talking about. They're trying to get this out of the way so it doesn't begin to be a distraction. "The contract situation thing is going to be taken care of at some point. When, I don't really know. Hopefully, pretty soon." About 90 minutes later, Henry was more restrained when asked if he expects a speedy resolution. "I don't know that it will get done, but I think it's good to have the conversation at the beginning of spring training," he said. "The sooner it's resolved, in one way or another, the better it is for everyone." David Ortiz Henry said he and other Red Sox owners would be in town by Thursday. Fernando Cuza, Ortiz's agent, has been in Fort Myers this week. Ortiz, 38, is in the final year of a $26 million, twoyear contract as he enters his 12th season with the Red Sox. He began last spring training with a heel injury that hobbled him early in the season. But he finished with a .309 batting average, 30 homers and 103 RBIs. In the six-game World Series victory over the St. Louis Cardinals, he batted .688 and was the MVP. "He's meant so much to this franchise, to New England, for so long," Henry said. "He has helped carry us to three world championships, so I know where he's coming from. He wants to finish his career here and we should try to make that happen." The Red Sox could be wary of Ortiz having problems with his health or production at his age. But he's looking forward to another outstanding season. "Last year was a tough year for me and I survived through it and now I feel great," he said. "I feel way better than last year." In 11 seasons with the Red Sox, Ortiz is batting .292 with 373 homers and 1,191 RBIs. That averages out to
See ORTIZ, page B3
WARWICK — In a critical Division I/Cimini showdown against rival Hendricken High on Wednesday night, Mount St. Charles head coach Dave Belisle expected more – much more – from his troops. Truth be told, the Mounties assembled a decent second stanza against the Hawks, but – before and after – Belisle's bunch failed to display a true want to win. Senior forward Josh Olson netted a pair of goals while tri-captain Liam Watkinson posted a pair of assists to pace Hendricken to a 4-1 league victory before perhaps 350 fans at Thayer Arena. Belisle spent over 15 minutes behind closed doors in Locker Room 3 after the defeat, and they rarely opened. That's because of his displeasure with his squad's overall mindset. Once he did step away, he acknowledged, “They were just the better team. They came out and dictated play. They forechecked us, outhit us, were better prepared mentally and had more jump in their legs. “I thought we played a pretty good second period, but we gave up a quick goal in the third (to make it 3-1), and that was the difference
See MOUNT, page B3 Mount St. Charles’ Jack Boisvert (4) passes the puck to a teammate as Bishop Hendricken’s Josh Olsen (14) zeroes in on him during the second period of Wednesday night’s game at Thayer Arena, a 4-1 triumph by the Hawks.
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Boys’ basketball
Kolek, Cumberland edge Central Falls
Late trey fuels 49-47 victory
CENTRAL FALLS — Brandon Kolek sank five three-pointers, including the game-winning basket with five seconds to play, to help give Cumberland a thrilling 49-47 victory over Central Falls on Wednesday night at the Warriors’ gymnasium. The victory was the third in the last four games for the Clippers, who are 7-9 in Division II-North play. The loss, meanwhile, was the fourth in a row for the Warriors, who dropped to 9-7. Julian Soares led the Warriors with a game-high 22 points, and his final basket, a layup with 18 seconds to play in the game, gave the hosts a 47-46 lead.
See KOLEK’S, page B2
2014 WINTER OLYMPIC GAMES
U.S. men’s hockey team tops Czech Republic, will face Canada in semis
chance to become hockey champions of the Sochi Games. "It's a great opportunity," American forward Max Pacioretty said. "They're obviously the favorite coming into the tournament, and we've opened up a lot of eyes with our play, but we have more in the tank to give and to show. "We keep getting better every game and hopefully we'll keep getting better after this one." While the Canadians had to hold off Latvia 2-1, the U.S. might be peaking at the right time to improve its chances to win Olympic hockey gold for the first time since the "Miracle on Ice," in 1980. If the U.S. wins two more games, anyone who has been watching them play won't be surprised. "This is a team that has put up a spectacular performance," Czech Republic coach Alois Hadamczik said. And it wasn't the first time in Sochi. The U.S. has been tested only once, in a 3-2, eight-round shootout against the host Russians in the preliminary round. The Americans crushed the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Slovenia by a combined score of 17-4. The Americans shaped their roster with players who skate fast, hit hard, share the puck and score. "It starts off the ice," Pacioretty said. "Everyone on this team realizes you have to play for the team and check your ego at the door. All of us are the top players on our team back home and you come here and you're asked to play different roles. "You see everyone in the room, willing to go to the dirty areas, block shots, make hits. It's nice to see when you see a guy like Patty Kane backchecking as hard as he can across the ice. It kind of puts things in perspective." While the Czechs had to play for a second straight day because they needed to beat Slovakia in the qualification round just to reach the quarterfinals, the rested Americans were ready to roll after two days off. The U.S. seemed to take advantage of having fresh legs, beating the Czech Republic to loose pucks all night long. "They had more energy," Czech goalie Ondrej Pavelec said. "It's not an excuse, it's just the way it is." James van Riemsdyk gave the Americans a lead 1:39 into the game. They lost it a few minutes later when one of their defenseman, Ryan McDonagh, tried to clear the puck away from the front of the crease and it went off the left skate of Ryan Suter and got past Jonathan Quick. See U.S., page B8
SOCHI, Russia (AP) — The United States' hockey team is getting exactly what it wanted. Another shot at Canada. Dustin Brown banged in a go-ahead goal late in the first period and the Americans went on to dominate the Czech Republic 5-2 Wednesday to earn a spot in the semifinals for the third time in four Olympics. The U.S. went on to play in the gold-medal game in 2010 and 2002 and lost each time to the Canadians. When the Americans' coach, Dan Bylsma, was asked to look ahead to the matchup, he took a deep breath and paused for several seconds to gather his thoughts. "We knew we were going to have some big games prior to this point in time, but you were looking forward to the possibility of this rematch," he said. After a day off, the countries that share a long border in North America and generally friendly relations will battle each other on Friday for the
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SPORTS
Boys’ basketball
Thursday, February 20, 2014
REGIONAL Buzzer-beating shot sinks Lincoln Visiting Bulldogs hand Lions tough-to-swallow 54-53 defeat SCOREBOARD
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LINCOLN – Kent Crooks has seen more than a few tremendous victories and emotion-crushing defeats in his lengthy coaching career. Wednesday night's thrilling Division II crossover affair between Lincoln and Westerly happened to enter the latter category. With 2.5 seconds left in regulation, Crooks' crew held a 5351 lead over the Bulldogs, but J.C. Hamelin rattled home a 30foot, three-point bomb at the horn to claim for the visitors a stunning 54-53 triumph inside a then-silent Lions' Den. “This has to be one of the most excruciating losses I've ever been a part of,” Crooks stated after Lincoln fell to 4-15 overall and 2-13 in II-North. “We had forced him to the sideline, but he chucked in a prayer at the buzzer. “The game was where we wanted it to be, in the 50s, but it was just one of those games,” he added. “When you lose, you look back and want some of the possessions you had back. You think of a basket you could've stopped, or a free throw or two you should've made.” Hamelin led the Bulldogs with 23 points, while Scott Liguori netted 14; both had a trio of treys. For Lincoln, Luke Kelly planted 18 points, Alec Cronan 16 and Steve Denio 10. “I couldn't be more heartbroken for the kids,” Crooks offered. “They've been struggling through a tough season, and to have this one taken away, it's hard. You want to badly for them to have it because they played so well.” ***
Shea plays well in loss to unbeaten West Warwick
THURSDAY BOYS Basketball Mount St. Charles at North Smithfield, 5 p.m.; Woonsocket at St. Raphael, North Providence at Lincoln, 7 p.m.; Exeter/West Greenwich at Shea, 7:30 p.m. Hockey Woonsocket vs. Warwick Vets (at Warburton Rink, Warwick), 2:30 p.m.; North Smithfield vs. Pilgrim, (at Thayer Arena), 2:30 p.m. Wrestling Woonsocket at Chariho, 5:30 p.m.; Bishop Hendricken at Cumberland, West Warwick at Burrillville, 7 p.m. GIRLS Basketball North Smithfield at Shea, Bishop Keough at Davies, 5:30 p.m.; St. Raphael at Classical, Tolman at East Providence, Burrillville at Mount St. Charles, Central Falls at Tiverton, 7 p.m.; Cumberland at Smithfield, 7:15 p.m.
WEST WARWICK — Shea gave undefeated West Warwick a spirited run for its money on Wednesday night at the Wizards’ gym, but West Warwick was able to hold on for a 69-59 victory that raised their Division II record to 16-0 and overall mark to 20-0. The Raiders, who fell to 3-13 in the division and 4-16 overall, trailed by just four (32-28) at the break. They were led by Armani Baker’s game-high 26 points and Armani Luciano’s 15. ***
SHEA (59): Ellis Smith 1 0-0 2, Armani Baker 9 8-12 26, Armani Luciano 6 0-0 15, Devin Docouto-Fernandes 4 0-3 8, Manny Delgado 1 0-0 2, Dominic Fernandes 3 0-0 6. Totals: 24 8-15 59. WEST WARWICK (69): Gregg D’Ambrosca 2 0-0 4, Kody Greenhalgh 10 3-3 25, Austin Paygai 3 3-5 9, Brad Young 7 6-8 20, Dan Chambers 2 0-0 4, Trevor Lawton 2 3-4 7. Totals: 26 15-20 69. Three-point field goals: Shea 3 (Luciano 3). Halftime: West Warwick, 32-28.
Juanita Sanchez’s 16 three-pointers floor Mount
PROVIDENCE — Division III-Central leader Juanita Sanchez airmailed 16 three-pointers and had three of its starters score at least 22 points on Wednesday night in its 96-53 crossover victory over visiting Mount St. Charles. The Mounties, who are 3-10 in the division and 4-11 overall, received 27 points from Alex Lataille. They will play rival Burrillville tomorrow night at the Broncodome. ***
FRIDAY BOYS Basketball Mount Pleasant at St. Raphael, Mount St. Charles at Burrillville, Central Falls at North Providence, West Warwick at Tolman, Lincoln at Cumberland, 7 p.m.; North Smithfield at Davies, 7:15 p.m. Hockey Scituate/Tolman vs. Ponaganset, (at Levy Arena), 6 p.m.; Mount St. Charles at Burrillville, Narragansett at Woonsocket, 7:30 p.m.; Johnston/North Providence Co-op vs. St. Raphael/PCD/Wheeler, (at Lynch Arena), 8 p.m.; East Greenwich at Cumberland, 9 p.m.; North Smithfield vs. Lincoln, (at Lynch Arena), 9:30 p.m. Wrestling Cranston West at Cumberland, 3:30 p.m. GIRLS Basketball Woonsocket at La Salle, 5 p.m.; Lincoln at Scituate, 7 p.m. Hockey Lincoln/Cumberland Co-op vs. Smithfield/North Smithfield/Coventry Co-op, (at Smithfield Rink), 7 p.m.; Mount St. Charles vs. La Salle, (at Cranston Vets Rink), 8 p.m.; Burrillville/Ponaganset Co-op vs. Toll Gate/Pilgrim/Warwick Vets Co-op, (at Smithfield Rink), 8:30 p.m.
WESTERLY (54) – J.C. Hamelin 9 2-6 23, Bryce Lombardo 3 0-1 6, Anthony Garro 1 0-0 2, Scott Liguori 5 1-2 14, John Rosario 0 0-0 0, Ryan Young 0 0-0 0, Tyren Gamble 3 3-4 9; totals 21 6-13 54. LINCOLN (53) – Alec Cronan 5 6-7 16, Luke Kelly 6 6-8 18, Will Britt 1 0-0 2, Jermaine Perez 0 0-0 0, Tyge Joyce 3 1-2 7, Steve Denio 4 2-2 10, Tyler Britt 0 00 0; totals 19 15-19 53. Three-point field goals: Hamelin 3, Liguori 3. Halftime: Lincoln, 28-24.
MOUNT ST. CHARLES (53): Riley Young 1 2-2 4, Nolan Hayward 2 0-2 4, Jake Southerland 4 0-0 8, Alex Lataille 10 6-11 27, Ryan Choate 3 0-0 6. Totals: 22 817 53. JUANITA SANCHEZ (96): Harry Calderon 13 3-5 34, Jeremy Suero 7 2-2 22, Luis Reyes 2 0-0 4, Jason Baez 2 0-0 4, Miguel Prieto 12 1-2 30, Darnell Taylor 1 0-0 2. Totals: 37 6-9 96. Three-point field goals: Mount St. Charles 1 (Lataille), Juanita Sanchez 16 (Suero 6, Calderon 5, Prieto 5). Halftime: Juanita Sanchez, 51-24.
Kolek’s three-pointer lifts Cumberland past C.F.
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SATURDAY BOYS Basketball Mount St. Charles at Toll Gate, 2 p.m. Hockey Burrillville vs. Cranston Co-op, (at Cranston Vets Rink), 6:10 p.m.; North Smithfield vs. St. Raphael/PCD/Wheeler Co-op, (at Lynch Arena), 7 p.m.; Ponaganset vs. Woonsocket, (at Thayer Arena), South Kingstown at Cumberland, 7:30 p.m.; Middletown vs. Lincoln (at Lynch Arena), 8:30 p.m.; La Salle at Mount St. Charles, 9 p.m. GIRLS Basketball Rocky Hill vs. Bishop Keough, (at St. Raphael), 1 p.m.; North Smithfield at Juanita Sanchez, 5 p.m. Hockey Barrington/Mount Hope/Portsmouth Co-op vs. Lincoln/Cumberland Co-op, (at Smithfield Rink), 6 p.m.; La Salle at Burrillville/Ponaganset, 7 p.m.; Smithfield/ North Smithfield/Coventry Co-op at Cranston Co-op, 7:40 p.m.; Mount St. Charles vs. Toll Gate/Pilgrim/Warwick Vets Co-op, (at Warburton Arena), 8 p.m.
After Kolek, who ended up with 17 points, buried his clutch three-pointer, the Warriors tried in vain to tie the score in the final seconds, but they missed a shot at the buzzer. Nick Poli also scored 10 points for the Clippers, who will host Lincoln on Friday night. Elser Colindres netted 12 points for the Warriors, who will also visit North Providence that night. ***
CUMBERLAND (49): Nick Poli 5 0-0 10, Brandon Kolek 6 0-0 17, Grant Osmundson 1 0-0 3, Tyler Calabro 2 0-0 5, Joe Fine 2 0-1 4, Ryan Cotter 4 0-0 8, Jared Talbert 1 0-0 2. Totals: 21 0-1 49. CENTRAL FALLS (47): Edwin Colindres 0 3-4 3, Elser Colindres 5 1-2 12, Julian
Soares 8 4-7 22, Josh Canuto 2 0-0 4, Sebastian Landinez 0 2-2 2, David DePina 0 22 2, Bradley Zeno 1 0-0 2. Totals: 16 12-17 47. Three-point field goals: Cumberland 7 (Kolek 5, Osmundson, Calabro), Central Falls 3 (Soares 2, Ed. Colindres). Halftime: Cumberland, 24-17.
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January 14, 2014 - Lady Broncos junior forward Lauren LaMontagne (20) drives past Lincoln defender Shirley Carrington (2) during first half action at Burrillville Tuesday night. The Lady Broncos prevail 43-39 final. Saturday. Ernest A. Brown/RIMG photo.
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PINEVIEW LITTLE LEAGUE SCHEDULES FEBRUARY REGISTRATION DATES FOR UPCOMING BASEBALL SEASON
PAWTUCKET — The Pineview Little League has scheduled its registration dates for the upcoming season at the Ken Ryan Baseball Academy on 413 Central Ave. in Pawtucket. The dates are Saturday, Feb. 22, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and Wednesday, Feb. 26, from 6-8 p.m. For more information, visit Facebook under Pineview Little League or contact league president Bob Brown at 692-9139.
PAWTUCKET CONNIE MACK 18U BASEBALL TEAM POSTS SIGNUPS
PAWTUCKET — The Pawtucket Connie Mack 18-under baseball team is planning signups for the upcomign season, which runs from June 11-Aug. 10, on the next three Wednesdays (Feb. 26 and March 5 and 12) from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Upper Deck Baseball Academy on John C. Dean Memorial Blvd., in Cumberland. Signups will also be held on Saturday. Feb 22 and Saturday, March 1 from 8-10 a.m. at DH Hitting on 70 Vineyard St. in Pawtucket. For more information, contact Jim McParlin at (401) 261-6644 or email carjimmcp@cox.net.
PAWTUCKET YOUTH SOCCER ASSOCIATION PLANS SPRING ACADEMY
PAWTUCKET — The Pawtucket Youth Soccer Organization is accepting registrations for its Spring Soccer Academy for boys and girls ages 3-10 from Pawtucket and its surrounding communities. Walk-in registrations will take place at the PYSA building on 52 Plain St. in Pawtucket on Thursday, Feb. 20, from 6-8 p.m. The six-week session will begin at the end of April. The fee is $65 per child (with a family discount after the second child in each family) and will cover each player receiving a shirt, shorts, and socks. For more information, visit www.pawtucketsoccer.org or call (401) 729-9565.
FAIRLAWN LITTLE LEAGUE SCHEDULES TWO REGISTRATION DATES
PAWTUCKET — The Fairlawn Little League will be holding registrations for the upcoming baseball and softball seasons at the Smithfield Avenue Fire Station (on Smithfield Avenue) on Saturday, Feb. 22 and Saturday, March 1 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Fairlawn Little League will once again offer a softball program this year and is looking for girls between the ages of 4-18 to register to play T-Ball (ages 4-6), Instructional (ages 6-8), Minors (ages 810), Majors (ages 11-13) and Seniors (ages 13-18). Registrations are open to girls who live in the city of Pawtucket, as this is a Little League affiliated fast-pitch softball program. Registrations can also be done online. At the end of the registration, applicants will be able to print out a copy of the registration form and mail in payment, or drop off payment at the fire station during the registration dates listed above. The league is not accepting credit card registrations at this time. If you have any questions, contact league president Tammy Ward at 401-413-5323 or visit the Fairlawn Little League website at www.fairlawnlittleleauge.com.
GREATER PAWTUCKET UMPIRES ASSOCIATION SEEKS UMPIRES, PLANS SIX-WEEK TRAINING COURSE FOR NEW RECRUITS
PAWTUCKET — The Greater Pawtucket Umpires Association (G.P.U.A.) is looking for men and women interested in umpiring youth baseball games during the coming season. Veteran umpires are welcome; however, no prior experience is necessary, only a general knowledge of the game of baseball and a willingness to learn the basics of becoming an umpire. New recruits will be required to complete a six-hour training course (an hour per week for six weeks). Weekly meetings will begin on Feb. 24. All participants must be at least 16 years of age and have reliable transportation available. The G.P.U.A. serves several youth baseball organizations in the Northern Rhode Island Area. If interested, call Paul Blake at 401-316-0039, or the GPUA Hotline at 401-722-6849 for more details.
DARLINGTON GIRLS SOFTBALL LEAGUE POSTS SIGNUPS ON FEB 22 AT ST. TERESA’S CHURCH
PAWTUCKET — The Darlington Girls Softball League, a fast-pitch league that serves all of Pawtucket and its surrounding communities, will conduct registration for the upcoming season on Saturday, Feb. 22 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at St. Teresa's Church on 358 Newport Ave. (across from Slater Park) in Pawtucket. The divisions are Instructional Division 1 T-Ball (ages 4-6), Instructional Division 2 Machine Pitch (ages 6-8), Minors (ages 9-10), Juniors (ages 11-13), and Seniors (ages 13-18). New players must show a valid birth certificate at the time of registration. The fees are: Instructional Division 1 & 2 ($35, or $60 for 2 or more players in a family), Minors, Junior, and Senior Divisions ($60 or $95 for 2 or more players). Registration can also be done online at www.DGSoftball.com with a major credit card.
PAWTUCKET GIRLS SOFTBALL LEAGUE TO CONDUCT OPEN REGISTRATIONS ON WEDNESDAY NIGHTS
PAWTUCKET — Officials with the Pawtucket Girls Softball League will conduct open registrations for their upcoming spring and summer seasons for players between the ages of 7-18 every Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. at DH Hitting on 70 Vineyard St. in Pawtucket. Those sign-up sessions will be held now through the end of March, stated PGSL President Scott Cooper. The league will be divided into appropriate age divisions. For more information, call Cooper at (401) 338-1127 or e-mail him at dramainccoop@verizon.net.
TICKETS ON SALE SUNDAY FOR DARLINGTON BRAVES’ BANQUET
PAWTUCKET — The Darlington Braves’annual awards banquet will be held on Sunday, March 2 from noon-4 p.m. at the Venus De Milo Restaurant in Swansea, Mass., and the last chance to get tickets will be Sunday, Feb. 23, any time after 3 p.m. at The Braves Hall on 92 East Ave. in Pawtucket. All cheerleaders and football players are free, but must come to the hall to receive their ticket. Children under the age of 2 are also free, but the ticket price for everyone else is $23. All children must be accompanied to the banquet by an adult, and no tickets will be sold at the door.
TICKETS FOR OAKWOOD RAIDERS BANQUET ARE ON SALE SATURDAY
PAWTUCKET — The Oakwood Raiders are selling tickets to their annual awards banquet on Saturday, Feb. 22 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Woodlawn Community City on 210 West Ave. in Pawtucket. The banquet will take place on Sunday, March 2 from 5-7 p.m. at the Pawtucket YMCAon 660 Roosevelt Ave. in Pawtucket. The league will also be holding an early-bird registration at the banquet, and the fees will be $60 for tackle football and cheerleading and $40 for flag football. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for children under the age of 18, $2 per athlete, and free for children 2 and under. The league will also launch its “Express” cheerleading team this year for boys and girls with special needs. Registration for the “Express” team is free. For more information, contact the league through its Facebook page.
DARLINGTON NATIONAL BABE RUTH/CAL RIPKEN BASEBALL LEAGUES SCHEDULE REGISTRATION SESSION ON FEB. 28
PAWTUCKET — The Darlington National Babe Ruth/Cal Ripken Baseball Leagues will be holding signups for the 2014 baseball season on Friday, Feb. 28 from 6-8 p.m. at KR Baseball Academy on 413 Central Ave. Players ages 4-15 from Pawtucket, Central Falls, East Providence, and Rumford are welcome. Players who are new to the league must bring a copy of their birth certificate. The fees for the season will be Rookie, $45; Minor, $75, Major, $80, and Babe Ruth, $120. There is no fee for T-Ball players. For more information, contact Ray at 401-339-3579 after 5 p.m. or see the league’s web site to print out a registration form (darlingtonnational.baberuthonline.com). Cash, checks, and money orders will be accepted.
DARLINGTON GIRLS SOFTBALL LEAGUE HOSTS WINTER CLINICS
PAWTUCKET — The Darlington Girls Softball League will conduct its winter clinics for new and returning instructional division players every Tuesday night in February from 6-7 p.m. -- and every Friday night in March from 6-7 p.m. -- at the Fallon Memorial School gymnasium on Lincoln Avenue. For more information, send an email to contactmem@verizon.net.
Thursday, February 20, 2014
SPORTS
Boys’ basketball
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Girls’ basketball
Lincoln defeats Cumberland
Carrington, Beauchemin key 53-48 victory
CUMBERLAND – Despite a pair of “double-doubles” from senior captain Kaitlin Engels and freshman Julianne Ross, Cumberland High suffered a 53-48 non-league loss to “rival” Lincoln at the Wellness Center on Wednesday night. “It was a very special evening, very emotional because a lot of these girls have played with or against each other since they were kids, either CYO or youth leagues,” stated Clippers head coach Deb Engels. “The parents all know each other, and I think that's why we had such great fan support (Wednesday). We honored our four seniors and Lincoln's seven at halftime, as this was our Senior Night.” Engels manufactured 16 points, 11 rebounds, five steals and three assists, while Ross chipped in 12 points, 11 steals and seven assists for Cumberland (7-9 overall). Kerrin Williams added seven points and Taylor Fay four. Pacing the Lions were senior quad-captains Shirley Carrington (12 points), Casie Beauchemin (10) and Kellyn Dyer (six), while Meg Chatowsky also recorded a half dozen in the triumph. ***
LINCOLN (53) – Meg Chatowsky 3 0-0 6, Shirley Carrington 8 1-2 17, Casie Beauchemin 4 1-2 10, Maddie Georgeu 4 0-1 8, Kellyn Dyer 2 2-5 6, Bethany Denio 2 0-0 4, Ana Fernandes 1 0-0 2; totals 24 4-10 53. CUMBERLAND (48) – Julianne Ross 4 4-6 12, Taylor Fay 1 2-2 4, Sarah Marsland 0 0-0 0, Kaitlin Engels 8 0-0 16, Brianna Frankina 1 0-0 3, Erin Rosa 1 0-0 2, Madisyn Tremblay 1 0-0 2, Kerrin Williams 3 0-0 7, Danielle Attardo 0 0-0 0, Allie Baglini 1 0-0 2, Caitlin Cotter 0 0-0 0; totals 20 68 48. Three-point field goals: Beauchemin, Frankina, Williams. Halftime: Cumberland, 23-19.
Burrillville routs winless St. Patrick
BURRILLVILLE — Burrillville snapped a three-game losing streak on Wednesday night by defeating winless St. Patrick of Providence, 48-28, in their Division III crossover meeting at the Broncodome. The Broncos, who are 7-8, limited St. Patrick to just eight first-half points and received a big game from Isaiah DeSilva, who scored a game-high 20 points and played well on the glass. The Broncos, who also received 14 points from David Reynolds, will host neighboring Mount St. Charles tomorrow night. ***
ST. PATRICK (28): Gary Carroll 0 3-4 3, David Pinto 5 0-0 11, Bachelard Pierre 1 1-2 3, Carlos Delgado 2 1-4 6, Alex Rodriguez 2 1-4 5, Ben Medina 0 0-1 0. Totals: 10 6-15 28. BURRILLVILLE (48): Andrew Carlson 1 0-0 3, David Reynolds 7 0-2 14, Isaiah DeSilva 7 6-10 20, Zach Durand 1 0-0 2, Tyler Merchant 1 0-0 3, Jarred Cabral 2 1-2 6. Totals: 19 7-14 48. Three-point field goals: St. Patrick 2 (Pinto, Delgado), Burrillville 3 (Carlson, Merchant, Cabral). Halftime: Burrillville, 25-8.
Moses Brown stops Mount St. Charles
WOONSOCKET — Julia Laquerre scored 10 points and Noreen Mulledy added eight for Mount St. Charles on Wednesday night in the Mounties’ 47-33 loss at home to Division II crossover foe Moses Brown. The Mounties, who had won two of their previous three games, are now 4-7 in the division. ***
MOSES BROWN (47): Addie Gilson 5 0-2 10, Madison Wallick 0 0-2 0, Ogechi Ezemma 3 1-3 7, Lydia DeAngelo 2 00 4, Claudia Marzec 2 0-2 4, Gabriella Llopiz 0 1-4 1, Isabelle Robinson 7 1-3 17, Belle Channell 0 2-4 2, Victoria Caruolo 1 0-0 2. Totals: 20 5-20 47. MOUNT ST. CHARLES (33): Noreen Mulledy 4 0-0 8, Ally Goralski 1 0-0 2, Emi Cadden 2 0-0 4, Amy Schmitt 1 0-0 2, Tori Dill 1 2-2 4, Emily D’Abrosca 0 3-4 3, Julia Laquerre 4 22 10. Totals: 13 7-8 33. Three-point field goals: Moses Brown 2 (Robinson 2). Halftime: Moses Brown, 26-19.
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Ortiz wants one-year extension
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34 homers and 108 RBIs per season. "I think I'm one of the greatest ever to wear this uniform," he said. "I don't like to talk about it, like to sound like that, but sometime you got to let 'em know. And I think it's very disrespectful for someone out there to be saying that I'm greedy, that all I want to talk about is contract. When am I going to talk about contract? When I retire?" He's more upset with people who criticize him, citing "haters" who "talk trash" on radio — than he is with the Red Sox. He said he doesn't bring up his desire for an extension, but responds to questions asked by reporters. And one of those questions is how long he'll continue playing. "I get that question asked all the time," Ortiz said. "And I have a question for everyone. What
am I doing so bad that people want me to retire? Can anybody give me an answer to that?" Ortiz's desire for a one-year extension "is certainly something we should listen to and consider," Henry said. Can Ortiz imagine playing for another team? "It can happen," he said. "Hopefully not." After slumping in the AL championship series against the Detroit Tigers, Ortiz went 11 for 16 with two homers and six RBIs in the World Series. His .688 batting average and .760 on-base percentage were the second highest in Series history. "People sometimes want to make a big deal about a guy like me asking for another year extension when some others are asking for a 10year extension," he said. "If it doesn't get done, it doesn't get done. I've got to come in and get my job done like I normally do. "I'm not going to shut it down. That's not going to get me another contract."
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maker; I thought we just folded,” he added. “We had a couple of opportunities afterward, but we didn't convert. They were just the better team.” From the opening puck drop in that initial stanza, the hosts dominated. The Hawks (now 13-3-1 overall and 9-2-1 in DI) assembled better passing and speed, forced an abundance of turnovers and won most of the faceoffs – regardless of end – but only led by one when the buzzer sounded. With 5:54 remaining in that opening session, Olson stationed himself by the right post and whacked in a shot with senior keeper/co-captain Brian Larence sprawled on the ice to give Hendricken the advantage. Only 37 ticks later, it looked as if the Hawks would make it 2-0 when senior Andrew Fera delivered a wicked slap shot from the right point at Larence, who made a spectacular glove save. The Mounties, who dropped to 14-6-0 overall and 11-3-0 league) never really threatened until freshman Jack Boisvert received a pass in the low slot, spun around and knocked a try at the cage, but it sailed just outside the right post. With just 1:51 left in the period, officials whistled Fera for a high-stick infraction, and – at the 26.9 mark – senior tricaptain Jon Finelli took the same penalty to give MSC 36 seconds of a five-on-three advantage. Hendricken closed the stanza with the 1-0 lead, but the Mounties had another nine seconds of the 5-on-3, not to mention 1:34 left on their second power play. Belisle's crew never delivered, but Boisvert temporarily saved the day. Less than five seconds after the hosts had killed the man advantage, he somehow chipped an up-close try under junior goalie Matt Kenneally to knot it at 1-1. The assist went to classmate Justin D'Abrosca. If not for some outstanding netminding by Larence, the Mount may have found itself behind at least two or three. The former came true when sophomore forward Jamie Armstrong converted perhaps the prettiest tally of the contest. With 5:23 left in the middle session, he skated into enemy territory, juked two defenders,
lost the puck for a moment, regained it and rifled a wrister past Larence. That gave the Hawks a 2-1 cushion, one it didn't yield. MSC did have a few stellar moments, when senior Tom Crudele hustled down the left boards and drilled a wrist shot at Kenneally with 7:33 remaining, but the latter made a solid blocker stop. Less than a minute later, freshman Daniel Allen unleashed a try from the lower left circle, but the Hawks' netminder again came up big. The Mounties had one of their most impressive shifts of the evening late in the period, and with senior defenseman and co-captain Marc Squizzero serving an interference penalty. Senior forward Ryan Badeau knocked a back pass to a streaking D'Abrosca between the circles, and he puck-handled past a defender before trying to poke a backhand into the cage. Kenneally, though, flashed his right pad to drive it away. As far as Belisle was concerned, the Hawks iced the triumph with only 24 seconds elapsed in the third. Watkinson won a faceoff in the offensive left circle, and Finelli crushed a slapper past Larence for the 3-1
advantage. Though the Mount produced several attempts on Kenneally afterward, Olson finished off the win with a wrister from inside the right circle, sneaking a feed from Watkinson under Larence. Larence closed with 18 saves, and Kenneally 15. “I tell the kids all the time, 'You've got to play for the name and the crest on your shirt,' and sometimes they do, sometimes they don't,” Belisle offered. “We now just have to regroup. We've got (Hendricken) one more time at our place at the end of the season, but we can't think about that right now. We've got Burrillville on Friday (at Levy), and La Salle at home on Saturday. “We're going to have to play a lot better in both of those games if we want to come close to winning the league.” ***
Mount St. Charles 0 – 1 – 0 – 1 Bishop Hendricken 1 – 1 – 2 – 4 First period: H – Josh Olson (Jason Corneau) 9:06. Second period: MSC – Jack Boisvert (Justin D'Abrosca) 1:29; H – Jamie Armstrong (Steve Dumond) 5:23. Third period: H – Jon Finelli (Liam Watkinson) :24; H – Olson (Watkinson) 11:34. Shots on goal: Mount St. Charles 7-5-4 – 16; Hendricken 8-7-7 – 22. Goalie saves: Brian Larence (MSC) 18, Matt Kenneally (H) 15.
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TODAY NASCAR AUTO RACING 10 a.m. — Nationwide Series, practice for DRIVE4COPD 300, at Daytona Beach, Fla., FS1. Noon — Nationwide Series, practice for DRIVE4COPD 300, at Daytona Beach, Fla., FS1. 1:30 p.m. — Truck Series, practice for NextEra Energy Resources 250, at Daytona Beach, Fla., FS1. 3 p.m. — Nationwide Series, practice for DRIVE4COPD 300, at Daytona Beach, Fla., FS1. 4:30 p.m. — Truck Series, practice for NextEra Energy Resources 250, at Daytona Beach, Fla., FS1. 7 p.m. — Sprint Cup, Duel, at Daytona Beach, Fla., FS1. NBA BASKETBALL 8 p.m. — Miami at Oklahoma City, TNT. 10:30 p.m. — Houston at Golden State, TNT. MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 7 p.m. — Michigan St. at Purdue, ESPN. 7 p.m. — Alabama at Texas A&M, ESPN2. 7 p.m. — Penn St. at Nebraska, ESPNU. 7 p.m. — Towson at Northeastern, CSNNE. 7 p.m. — Memphis at Rutgers, CBS Sports. 9 p.m. — Duke at North Carolina, ESPN. 9 p.m. — UConn at Temple, ESPN2. 9 p.m. — Toledo at Bowling Green, ESPNU. 9 p.m. — Georgetown at Seton Hall, CBS Sports. 11 p.m. — Gonzaga at BYU, ESPN2. 11 p.m. — Pepperdine at Loyola Marymount, ESPNU. GOLF 9 a.m. — LPGA Thailand, opening round, at Chonburi, Thailand (same-day tape), TGC. 1 p.m. — PGA Tour-WGC, Accenture Match Play Championship, second-round matches, at Marana, Ariz., TGC. UEFA EUROPA LEAGUE SOCCER 1 p.m. — Valencia at Dynamo Kiev, FSN. 3 p.m. — Eintracht Frankfurt at Porto, FSN. WINTER OLYMPICS (At Sochi, Russia) All events taped unless noted as (Live) 7 a.m. — Women's Hockey: Bronze-medal game, Sweden vs. Switzerland (Live), NBC Sports. 9:30 a.m. — Ladies' Figure Skating: Gold-medal final preview and final (Live), NBC Sports. Noon — Women's Hockey: Gold-medal game, United States vs. Canada (Live), NBC Sports. 2 p.m. — Men's Freestyle Skiing: Ski Cross Competition, NBC Sports. 3 p.m. — Game of the Day: Hockey, NBC Sports. 5 p.m. — Women's Curling: Gold-medal final, Canada vs. Sweden, CNBC. 8 p.m. — Ladies' Figure Skating: Gold-medal final; Women's Freestyle Skiing: Halfpipe gold-medal final; Men's Freestyle Skiing: Cross gold-medal final, NBC. 1 a.m. — Men's Nordic Combined: Team K-125 Large Hill goldmedal final, NBC.
Thursday, February 20, 2014
SCOREBOARD
NBA
31 22 .585 4½ 18 35 .340 17½ 18 35 .340 17½ ——— Tuesday's Games Indiana 108, Atlanta 98 Cleveland 114, Philadelphia 85 Toronto 103, Washington 93 Charlotte 108, Detroit 96 Milwaukee 104, Orlando 100 Memphis 98, New York 93 Miami 117, Dallas 106 Phoenix 112, Denver 107, OT San Antonio 113, L.A. Clippers 103 Wednesday's Games Cleveland 101, Orlando 93 Charlotte 116, Detroit 98 Chicago 94, Toronto 92 Washington 114, Atlanta 97 Indiana at Minnesota, (n) New York at New Orleans, (n) Boston at Phoenix, (n) Brooklyn at Utah, (n) San Antonio at Portland, (n) Golden State at Sacramento, (n) Houston at L.A. Lakers, (n) Thursday's Games Miami at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m. Denver at Milwaukee, 8 p.m. Houston at Golden State, 10:30 p.m. Friday's Games New York at Orlando, 7 p.m. Dallas at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. New Orleans at Charlotte, 7 p.m. Cleveland at Toronto, 7 p.m. Atlanta at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Denver at Chicago, 8 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Memphis, 8 p.m. San Antonio at Phoenix, 9 p.m. Utah at Portland, 10 p.m. Boston at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m. Golden State L.A. Lakers Sacramento
Winter Olympics
EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB Toronto 29 25 .537 — Brooklyn 24 27 .471 3½ New York 20 33 .377 8½ Boston 19 35 .352 10 Philadelphia 15 40 .273 14½ Southeast Division W L Pct GB Miami 38 14 .731 — Washington 26 28 .481 13 Atlanta 25 28 .472 13½ Charlotte 25 30 .455 14½ Orlando 16 40 .286 24 Central Division W L Pct GB Indiana 41 12 .774 — Chicago 28 25 .528 13 Detroit 22 32 .407 19½ Cleveland 22 33 .400 20 Milwaukee 10 43 .189 31 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GB San Antonio 39 15 .722 — Houston 36 17 .679 2½ Dallas 32 23 .582 7½ Memphis 30 23 .566 8½ New Orleans 23 29 .442 15 Northwest Division W L Pct GB Oklahoma City 43 12 .782 — Portland 36 17 .679 6 Minnesota 25 28 .472 17 Denver 24 28 .462 17½ Utah 19 33 .365 22½ Pacific Division W L Pct GB L.A. Clippers 37 19 .661 — Phoenix 31 21 .596 4
Finland foils Russia’s bid for hockey gold; U.S.’s Ligety captures men’s giant slalom
SOCHI, Russia (AP) — A Russian hockey team with immense expectations lost its shot at an Olympic title Wednesday at a Winter Games tempered by violence both in the host city and in nearby Ukraine. Finland beat the Russians 3-1, knocking them out of the quarterfinals and ending their chances of winning a hockey gold medal in front of their own fans. Defending Olympic champion Canada had a scare from upstart Latvia before a late goal sealed a 2-1 win. The U.S. advanced easily with a 5-2 win over the Czech Republic. The U.S. will meet Canada and Sweden will take on Finland in Friday's semifinals. Another Russian with great expectations, 15-year-old figure skater Julia Lipnitskaia, fell during the women's short program and finished fifth. Defending gold medalist Yuna Kim of South Korea led the competition, which finishes Thursday. Ted Ligety of the U.S. won gold in men's giant slalom, the first American man to win two Olympic medals in Alpine skiing. American-turned Russian snowboarder Vic Wild won the men's parallel giant slalom, minutes after his Russian wife, Alexa Zavarzina, won bronze in the women's competition. Earlier, Sergei Bubka, the pole vault great who heads the Ukrainian Olympic Committee, urged both sides in Ukraine's political crisis to halt the violence that left at least 25 people dead and 240 injured in Kiev on Tuesday. The crisis centers on divided loyalties in Ukraine between Russia and the West. "I'm shocked by what is happening in my native country — especially because the violence is taking place during the Olympic Games, the world's most peaceful and democratic event," Bubka said. On Day 13 of the Sochi Olympics, Norway won the first Olympic mixed relay in biathlon, making Ole Einar Bjoerndalen the most decorated Winter Olympian ever with 13 medals; Norway also won the women's cross-country team sprint, with Finland taking the men's title; Martina Sablikova of the Czech Republic denied the Netherlands another speedskating podium sweep; and the Canadian women won the gold in bobsled. ICE HOCKEY: Finland's win over Russia was not an upset. The Finns had advanced to the semifinals as the fourth seed, while Russia had to win a consolation round game to advance to the final eight. Sweden continued its undefeated run, beating Slovenia 5-0 to advance to the semifinals. FIGURE SKATING: Kim scored 74.92 points, ahead of Adelina Sotnikova of Russia by 0.28. Carolina Kostner of Italy is third with 74.12. Lipnitskaia, who helped Russia win the team gold on Feb. 9, fell on a triple flip. She was too tearful to speak after her worst performance in months. American champion Gracie Gold was fourth. ALPINE SKIING: Ligety was 21 when he won his first gold medal in the combined at the 2006 Turin Games. The only other American to win two Olympic golds in Alpine skiing was Andrea Mead Lawrence, who took the women's slalom and giant slalom at the 1952 Oslo Games. On Wednesday, Steve Missillier of France took the silver and teammate Alexis Pinturault the bronze. CROSS-COUNTRY: Marit Bjoergen captured her fifth career Olympic gold medal when Norway won the women's team sprint. Ingvild Flugstad Oestberg was the other Norwegian skier. Finland took silver and Sweden bronze. In the men's race, Finland took advantage of a fall that slowed its two closest rivals. Russia grabbed the silver, Sweden the bronze. SNOWBOARDING: Wild grew up in White Salmon, Wash., and applied for Russian citizenship after marrying Zavarzina in 2011. He then joined the Russian snowboarding team. Nevin Galmarini of Switzerland finished second for silver, and Zan Kosir of Slovenia took the bronze. In the women's race, Patrizia Kummer cruised to victory — and Switzerland's sixth gold medal of the games — when Japan's Tomoka Takeuchi missed a gate midway through the second run of the finals. SPEEDSKATING: Sablikova won her second consecutive gold in the women's 5,000 meters. The Dutch still added two more medals, with Ireen Wust winning silver and Carien Kleibeuker the bronze. Wust now has won four medals at the Sochi Games, including gold in the 3,000 and silvers in the 1,000 and 1,500. Dutch speedskaters have 21 medals overall. BIATHLON: Bjoerndalen broke the record for overall medals that he had shared with cross-country skiing great Bjoern Daehlie. He also matched his fellow Norwegian's record of eight gold medals. Bjoerndalen earlier won gold in Sochi in the men's sprint biathlon. He can win another medal in the final men's biathlon event of the Sochi Games, the 4x7.5-kilometer relay on Saturday. In the mixed relay biathlon, the Czech Republic won the silver and Italy the bronze. BOBSLED: The Canadian team of Kaillie Humphries and Heather Moyse won their second straight Olympic women's bobsled gold. Elana Meyers and Lauryn Williams of the U.S. took silver, and teammates Jamie Greubel and Aja Evans the bronze. Williams became the fifth Olympian to medal at both the Summer and Winter Games. She has gold and silver medals from three Olympic appearances as a sprinter. CURLING: Canada and Sweden will play for the gold medal in women's curling after winning semifinal games that went to the final shot. In the men's tournament, Canada will meet Britain for gold.
NHL
EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Boston 57 37 16 4 78 176 125 Tampa Bay 58 33 20 5 71 168 145 Montreal 59 32 21 6 70 148 142 Toronto 60 32 22 6 70 178 182 Detroit 58 26 20 12 64 151 163 Ottawa 59 26 22 11 63 169 191 Florida 58 22 29 7 51 139 183 Buffalo 57 15 34 8 38 110 172 Metropolitan Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Pittsburgh 58 40 15 3 83 186 138 N.Y. Rangers 59 32 24 3 67 155 146 Philadelphia 59 30 23 6 66 162 167 Columbus 58 29 24 5 63 170 161 Washington 59 27 23 9 63 171 175 Carolina 57 26 22 9 61 144 158 New Jersey 59 24 22 13 61 135 146 N.Y. Islanders 60 22 30 8 52 164200 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA St. Louis 57 39 12 6 84 196 135 Chicago 60 35 11 14 84 207 163 Colorado 58 37 16 5 79 174 153 Minnesota 59 31 21 7 69 145 147 Dallas 58 27 21 10 64 164 164 Winnipeg 60 28 26 6 62 168 175 Nashville 59 25 24 10 60 146 180 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Anaheim 60 41 14 5 87 196 147 San Jose 59 37 16 6 80 175 142 Los Angeles 59 31 22 6 68 139 128 Phoenix 58 27 21 10 64 163 169 Vancouver 60 27 24 9 63 146 160 Calgary 58 22 29 7 51 137 179 Edmonton 60 20 33 7 47 153 199 NOTE: Two points are awarded for a win, one for an overtime loss.
Teams are on break for Winter Olympics. Regular season will resume on Tuesday, Feb. 25.
THIS WEEK IN GOLF
WORLD GOLF CHAMPIONSHIPS ACCENTURE MATCH PLAY CHAMPIONSHIP Site: Marana, Ariz. Schedule: Wednesday-Sunday. Course: Dove Mountain, The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club (7,791 yards, par 72). Purse: $9 million. Winner's share: $1.53 million. Television: Golf Channel (Thursday, 1-6 p.m., 6:30-11:30 p.m.; Friday, midnight-5 a.m., 2-6 p.m., 6:30-10:30 p.m., 11 p.m.-3 a.m.; Saturday, noon-2 p.m., 6:30-10:30 p.m., 11 p.m.-3 a.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., 7-11 p.m., midnight-4 a.m.) and CBS (Saturday-Sunday, 2-6 p.m.). Last year: Matt Kuchar won his first WGC title, beating 2012 winner Hunter Mahan 2 and 1 in the final. Kuchar beat Jason Day in the semifinals. Last week: Bubba Watson won the Northern Trust Open at Riviera for his first victory since the 2012 Masters, shooting 64-64 on the weekend to beat Dustin Johnson by two strokes. ... South Africa's Thomas Aiken won the Africa Open, beating England's Oliver Fisher with a 30-foot birdie putt on the first hole of a playoff. Notes: Top-ranked Tiger Woods, the 2003, 2004 and 2008 winner, is skipping the tournament. No. 2 Adam Scott and No. 4 Phil Mickelson also are taking the week off. ... Top-seeded Henrik Stenson will open against Kiradech Aphibarnrat. ... Jimmy Walker, a three-time winner this season, will face Branden Grace. ... The event is in its sixth year at the Jack Nicklaus-designed course. ... The Honda Classic is next week at PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. Online: http://www.worldgolfchampionships.com ——— LPGA TOUR LPGA THAILAND Site: Chonburi, Thailand. Schedule: Thursday-Sunday. Course: Siam Country Club, Pattaya Old Course (6,548 yards, par 72). Purse: $1.5 million. Winner's share: $225,000. Television: Golf Channel (Thursday, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; Saturday, 2-6 p.m.; Sunday, 1:30-6 p.m.). Last year: South Korea's Inbee Park won when 17-year-old Thai player Ariya Jutanugarn closed with a triple bogey to blow a two-stroke lead. The victory was the first of Park's six 2013 titles. Last week: Australia's Karrie Webb won the Women's Australian Open for the record fifth time, beating South Korea's Chella Choi by a stroke. Webb has 40 LPGA Tour titles. Notes: The top-ranked Park is making her first start of the year. ... No. 2 Suzann Pettersen, No. 3 Stacy Lewis and No. 4 Lydia Ko also are playing along with Webb, Bahamas winner Jessica Korda, Michelle Wie and 2011 and 2012 champion Yani Tseng. ... The HSBC Women's Champions is next week in Singapore. The tour will open its U.S. schedule March 20-23 with the LPGA Founders Cup in Phoenix. Online: http://www.lpga.com
AHL
EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA Manchester 55 34 14 2 5 75 171 138 Providence 53 28 18 1 6 63 169 151 St. John's 52 29 19 1 3 62 167 144 Worcester 49 23 22 3 1 50 120 148 Portland 50 19 22 2 7 47 141 172 East Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA Binghamton 51 32 15 1 3 68 195 156 Hershey 51 29 16 3 3 64 161 139 Norfolk 51 27 16 1 7 62 135 128 WB/Scranton 53 28 19 3 3 62 149 136 Syracuse 49 18 23 3 5 44 123 152 Northeast Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA Springfield 52 32 15 1 4 69 159 140 Albany 51 26 17 3 5 60 151 138 Bridgeport 51 22 24 1 4 49 140 161 Adirondack 50 22 25 0 3 47 117 135 Hartford 50 19 25 0 6 44 129 160 WESTERN CONFERENCE Midwest Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA Grand Rapids 51 30 16 2 3 65 164 128 Chicago 51 29 16 4 2 64 148 133 Rockford 54 26 21 4 3 59 165 177 Milwaukee 50 23 16 6 5 57 131 137 Iowa 50 21 19 6 4 52 126 144 North Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA Toronto 50 29 17 2 2 62 144 130 Rochester 50 26 18 3 3 58 147 140 50 22 23 1 4 49 121 146 50 20 23 3 4 47 121 150 49 21 24 0 4 46 127 154 West Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA Abbotsford 52 32 15 4 1 69 165 142 Texas 53 30 16 3 4 67 192 155 San Antonio 51 22 21 3 5 52 143 153 OKC 51 22 22 1 6 51 154 175 Charlotte 50 24 24 1 1 50 151 164 NOTE: Two points are awarded for a win, one point for an overtime or shootout loss. ——— Tuesday's Games Charlotte 4, Norfolk 3 St. John's 7, Portland 5 Wednesday's Games Binghamton 4, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 3, OT Rochester 3, Iowa 2, OT Thursday's Games No games scheduled Friday's Games Bridgeport at Hartford, 7 p.m. Utica at Syracuse, 7 p.m. Albany at Adirondack, 7 p.m. Springfield at Manchester, 7 p.m. Oklahoma City at Grand Rapids, 7 p.m. San Antonio at Rochester, 7:05 p.m. St. John's at Worcester, 7:30 p.m. Iowa at Lake Erie, 7:30 p.m. Binghamton at Hamilton, 7:30 p.m. Chicago at Rockford, 8 p.m. Abbotsford at Milwaukee, 8 p.m. Charlotte at Texas, 8:30 p.m. Hamilton Utica Lake Erie
TRANSACTIONS
MINNESOTA WILD — Recalled D Jonathon Blum and F Jake Dowell from Iowa (AHL). Assigned G John Curry to Iowa. NEW JERSEY DEVILS — Recalled D Jon Merrill from Albany (AHL). PHOENIX COYOTES — Recalled D Brandon Gormley from Portland (AHL). American Hockey League BRIDGEPORT SOUND TIGERS — Signed F Joel Broda to a professional tryout contract. Reassigned F Nick Larson to South Carolina (ECHL). Traded F Greg Miller to Oklahoma City for F Nicolas Tremblay and assigned Tremblay to Stockton (ECHL). Loaned D Mike Cornell to Florida (ECHL). LAKE ERIE MONSTERS — Reassigned F Cam Reid to Denver (CHL). ECHL CINCINNATI CYCLONES — Released F Tom Craig. Central Hockey League ALLEN AMERICANS — Signed F Bruce Graham. Waived F Daniel Barnes. ARIZONA SUNDOGS — Signed G Dave Kopacz. QUAD CITY MALLARDS — Signed F Chris Greene. SOCCER Major League Soccer CHIVAS USA — Signed M Agustin Pelletieri. D.C. UNITED — Waived F Casey Townsend. SEATTLE SOUNDERS — Waived F Will Bates. SPORTING KANSAS CITY — Traded F Teal Bunbury to New England for a 2015 first-round draft pick and allocation money. COLLEGE ALABAMA — Announced F Nick Jacobs is taking a leave of absence from the men's basketball team. COKER — Announced the resignation of men's soccer coach Paul Leese, who will take the same position at Texas-Pan American. IOWA STATE — Named Maurice Linguist secondary coach. NOTRE DAME — Announced DB Cody Riggs is transferring from Florida. TCU — Dismissed WR LaDarius Brown from the football team. UAB — Named Zac Woodfin strength and conditioning coach and Richard Owens tight ends coach. VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH — Announced F Terrance Shannon has left the men's team for personal reasons. WISCONSIN-LA CROSSE_Named Jason Murphy soccer coach.
Wednesday’s Sports Transactions By The Associated Press BASEBALL American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES — Agreed to terms with RHP Ubaldo Jimenez on a four-year contract. Designated RHP Liam Hendriks for assignment. National League ATLANTA BRAVES — Signed general manager Frank Wren and manager Fredi Gonzalez to contract extensions. CINCINNATI REDS — Agreed to terms with RHP Homer Bailey on a six-year contract. SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS — Agreed to terms with 1B Brandon Belt on a one-year contract. Frontier League LAKE ERIE CRUSHERS — Signed RHP Mickey Jannis and INF Vincent Mejia to contract extensions. Signed SS Roger Bernal, OF Michael Durham and RHP Dalton Willige. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association NBA — Fined Phoenix F P.J. Tucker $5,000 for violating the league's anti-flopping rules for the second time this season. BROOKLYN NETS — Traded G Jason Terry and F Reggie Evans to Sacramento for G Marcus Thornton. FOOTBALL National Football League NFL — Suspended Washington TE Fred Davis indefinitely for violating the league's substance abuse policy. ATLANTA FALCONS — Named Billy Devaney and Russ Bolinger player personnel scouts. CHICAGO BEARS — Signed CB Derricus Purdy. Canadian Football League WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS — Signed DB Korey Banks to a contract extension through 2015. HOCKEY National Hockey League DETROIT RED WINGS — Recalled Fs Cory Emmerton, Riley Sheahan and Teemu Pulkkinen and D Adam Almquist from Grand Rapids (AHL). LOS ANGELES KINGS — Recalled Fs Tyler Toffoli, Linden Vey and Tanner Pearson from Manchester (AHL).
2014 WINTER OLYMPIC GAMES
Winter Olympic Medals Table
Figure Skating Women's free program, 7 a.m. Freestyle Skiing Men's Ski Cross Finals, 1:30 a.m. Women's Halfpipe Qualification, 6:30 a.m. Women's Halfpipe Finals, 9:30 a.m. Women's Ski Cross Seeding, 11:45 p.m. Women’s Ice Hockey Bronze Medal Sweden vs. Switzerland, 4 a.m. Gold Medal United States vs. Canada, 9 a.m. Nordic Combined Men's Team Jump (large hill), 12 Mid. Men's Team 4x5km, 3 a.m.. country skiing great Bjoern Daehlie at the Winter Games, and also matched his countryman's record mark of eight golds. NORWAY DOMINATES, FINLAND SURPRISES Marit Bjoergen gave Norway a dominant victory in the women's cross-country team sprint, her fifth career Olympic gold and second in Sochi. For the men, Sami Jauhojaervi gave Finland its first Winter Olympic gold since 2002 — and first in cross-country since 1998 — by taking advantage of a fall that slowed his two closest rivals. CANADA'S WOMEN EDGE U.S. IN BOBSLED Kaillie Humphries and Heather Moyse of Canada won their second straight women's bobsled gold, edging Elana Meyers and Lauryn Williams of the United States by 0.10 seconds. The Americans had the lead after two runs, but skids cost them time and, ultimately, the gold. Williams already has gold and silver medals from three Summer Olympic appearances as a sprinter. The U.S. also took bronze, with Jamie Greubel and Aja Evans. ALPINE GOLD AGAIN FOR LIGETY Ted Ligety got the U.S. Alpine team's first gold medal at the Sochi Games by winning the two-leg giant slalom with a combined time of 2 minutes, 45.29 seconds. He became the first American man to win two Alpine skiing golds. France's Steve Missilier got the silver, 0.48 seconds behind Ligety. Alexis Pinturault got the bronze, another 0.16 back. TO RUSSIA, WITH LOVE (AND GOLD) FOR WILD Vic Wild, an American native who now competes for Russia, captured the Olympic gold medal in parallel giant slalom about 15 minutes after his wife, Russia's Alena Zavarzina, won the bronze. Wild, who married Zavarzina in July 2011, moved past Nevin Galmarini in the second run of the finals, while Zan Kosir of Slovenia took the bronze. In the women's race, Patrizia Kummer gave Switzerland its sixth gold medal in Sochi when Japan's Tomoka Takeuchi lost an edge halfway through the second run of the women's final. CZECH-ING THE DUTCH Martina Sablikova of the Czech Republic defended her Olympic title in the women's 5,000 meters, chasing down Ireen Wust to deny the Dutch a seventh speedskating gold. Wust's silver and Carien Kleibeuker's bronze gave the Dutch a total of 21 medals in long track speedskating. PUSSY RIOT GETS ATTACKED The anti-Putin punk group Pussy Riot tried to perform under an Olympic sign in downtown Sochi but were attacked by a group of Cossack militia members. One of the attackers appeared to use pepper spray on them while another horsewhipped several group members. Police arrived and questioned witnesses but no one was arrested. AN OLYMPIAN'S TEARS FOR HIS COUNTRY Ukrainian pole vault great Sergei Bubka wept as he appealed to both sides in his homeland's political crisis to halt the violence. Bubka, who heads Ukraine's national Olympic committee, said none of his athletes had asked to return to Ukraine or were under political pressure to leave the games. "They would like to bring glory to the nation and they would like to raise the flag of the nation," he said. MEDALS The United States now has the most medals in Sochi with 23, seven of them gold. Russia and the Netherlands each have 22 overall, including six golds. Norway has the most golds, with nine, and 20 medals overall. THURSDAY'S HIGHLIGHTS Six gold medals will be awarded today, including women's figure skating. And the United States and Canada will meet in the women's hockey gold medal game for the fourth time in five Olympics.
By The Associated Press Through Wednesday, Feb. 18 (75 of 98 total events) Nation G S B Tot United States 7 5 11 23 Russia 6 9 7 22 Netherlands 6 7 9 22 Norway 9 4 7 20 Canada 5 9 4 18 Germany 8 3 4 15 France 3 2 6 11 Sweden 2 5 4 11 Switzerland 6 3 1 10 Austria 2 6 1 9 Czech Republic 2 4 2 8 Slovenia 2 1 4 7 Japan 1 4 2 7 Italy 0 2 5 7 Belarus 5 0 1 6 China 3 2 1 6 Poland 4 0 0 4 South Korea 2 1 1 4 Finland 1 3 0 4 Australia 0 2 1 3 Latvia 0 1 2 3 Britain 1 0 1 2 Slovakia 1 0 0 1 Croatia 0 1 0 1 Kazakhstan 0 0 1 1 Ukraine 0 0 1 1
Wednesday’s Highlights at Sochi Olympics
SAY IT AIN'T SO-CHI! Finland crushed Russia's hopes of a hockey gold medal at its home Olympics by beating the hosts 3-1 and putting an enormous damper on the final days of the Sochi Games. The loss extends the 22-year Olympic title drought for the nation where many consider hockey to be the national sport. Finland will now play Sweden in one semifinal, while the United States will face Canada in the other. YUNA KIM TOPS IN SHORT PROGRAM Defending champion Yuna Kim of South Korea showed she has just enough to remain the favorite to claim another Olympic figure skating title, winning the short program. After finishing first in both programs in the team event to help the hosts take the gold, 15-year-old Julia Lipnitskaia fell on a triple flip and then broke down in tears. She was in fifth place. OLE, OLE Ole Einar Bjoerndalen became the most decorated Winter Olympian of all time, winning his 13th medal — a gold in the team biathlon event. The 40-year-old Bjoerndalen helped Norway win the first Olympic mixed relay as he broke the total medals record he previously shared with retired cross-
Today’s Schedule
Women’s Curling Bronze Medal Britain vs. Switzerland, 12:30 a.m. Gold Medal Canada vs. Sweden, 5:30 a.m.
19. Jared Goldberg, Salt Lake City, (27, 1:23.66; 6, 1:23.82) 2:47.48. 20. Bode Miller, Easton, N.H., (26, 1:23.64; 13, 1:24.18) 2:47.82. BIATHLON Mixed Relay 9. United States (Susan Dunklee, Barton, Vt., Hannah Dreissigacker, Morrisville, Vt., Tim Burke, Paul Smiths, N.Y., Lowell Bailey, Lake Placid, N.Y.), 1:12:20.1 (1+0). WOMEN’S BOBSLEIGH Final 2. United States 1 (Elana Meyers, Douglasville, Ga., Lauryn Williams, Rochester, Pa.), 3:50.71. — SILVER 3. United States 2 (Jamie Greubel, Newtown, Pa., Aja Evans, Chicago), 3:51.61. — BRONZE 11. United States 3 (Jazmine Fenlator, Wayne, N.J., Lolo Jones, Des Moines, Iowa), 3:53.97. CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING Men Team Sprint Classic 6. United States (Simi Hamilton, Aspen, Colo., Erik Bjornsen, Winthrop, Wash.), 23:49.95. Women Team Sprint Classic 8. United States (Sophie Caldwell, Peru, Vt., Kikkan Randall, Anchorage, Alaska), 16:48.08. WOMEN’S FIGURE SKATING Short Program 4. Gracie Gold, El Segundo, Calif., 68.63 (Q). 6. Ashley Wagner, Alexandria, Va., 65.21 (Q). 7. Polina Edmunds, San Jose, Calif., 61.04 (Q). SNOWBOARD ALPINE SKIING Men's Parallel Giant Slalom Men’s Giant Slalom Qualifying Final Ranking 24. (14) Justin Reiter, Steamboat Springs, Colo., 1:41.25. (First and second runs in parentheses) 1. Ted Ligety, Park City, Utah, (1, 1:21.08; 14, 1:24.21) did not qualify WOMEN’S SPEEDSKATING 2:45.29. — GOLD 5,000 15. Tim Jitloff, Reno, Nev., (21, 1:23.23; 8, 1:23.90) 16. Maria Lamb, River Falls, Wis., 7:29.64. 2:47.13.
Wednesday’s U.S. Olympic Athletes Fared
Thursday, February 20, 2014
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Veteran dad has no desire to start a second family
DEAR ABBY:
I’m a single mom in a serious relationship with a divorced man who has children of his own. Between us, we have seven, ranging in age from 7 to 17. I’m in my early 30s; he’s in his early 50s. My dilemma: I’m interested in having another child if we get married. He definitely isn’t. Is it unreasonable for me to want to add to this already large potential blended family? I love the idea of experiencing motherhood again with a little more experience and age under my belt, and I’d love to share that intimacy with him. While he likes the abstract possibility of “our” child, he says he feels too old now and he wouldn’t be able to be the kind of father he would want to be. If neither of us had kids of our own, this would be a dealbreaker for me, but how do I know if my maternal longings are just the last, painful tickings of my biological clock, or a real desire that I’ll end up resenting him for if I ignore it and we stay together? — IS SEVEN ENOUGH? DEAR IS SEVEN ENOUGH?: Because your boyfriend is in his 50s and has made it clear that he isn’t interested in becoming a father again, I think you should count your many blessings and consider that seven is a lucky number. always live in your heart. However, if you love your godfather, you should be glad that he has been able to move forward in his life. That he was open to finding love again speaks volumes about the quality of the marriage he shared with your godmother. Of course seeing Jim with someone else won’t be easy for you, but it is sad that you would sacrifice the special relationship you have with him because you are reluctant to face reality. For both of your sakes, I hope you’ll reconsider. If you do, you may find that you like the new lady in his life. On the other hand, Col. Sanders used to call his fried chicken “finger lickin’ good.” At a picnic or informal gathering, it’s purr-fectly acceptable to lick one’s fingers, and I confess this tabby has probably done it, so I’m not going to cast aspersions. 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. Good advice for everyone — teens to seniors — is in “The Anger in All of Us and How to Deal With It.” To order, send your name and mailing address, plus check or money order for $7 (U.S. funds) to: Dear Abby, Anger Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. (Shipping and handling are included in the price.)
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DEAR ABBY:
My godmother passed away in January 2011. My godfather, “Jim,” remarried last year. I am still mourning her loss and have not been able to get myself to call and speak to Jim, even though I did send him a congratulatory wedding card. I love him. Jim is a wonderful, kind, attractive man. I knew it wouldn’t be long before another woman would take an interest in him or he’d find love again. My siblings have tried to get me to make contact with him, but I’m still not ready to accept that he has moved on with another woman. Please advise me. — CAN’T FACE IT IN CALIFORNIA DEAR CAN’T FACE IT: I am sorry for your loss, and I’m sure your godmother will
DEAR ABBY:
Is it ever appropriate for a diner to lick his/her fingers in public, like when eating finger food or barbecue? It drives me nuts! I equate it to a cat cleaning itself. When I try to get the person in question to use a napkin, I’m looked at as if I’ve lost my mind! At the very least, our hands are covered with germs, and who wants to stick them in their mouth? Yecch. — GROSSED OUT IN OHIO DEAR GROSSED OUT: I think it depends upon the circumstances in which the food is being served. If someone is eating canapes at a cocktail party, licking the fingers is a no-no. And most barbecue joints provide moist towelettes to their patrons.
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ARIES (March 21-April 19). The person who has the best ideas isn’t necessarily the one who should be in charge. Leadership and creativity are two different strengths — something to consider as you assemble your team. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Rarely do the circumstances of a project coalesce in a manner as serendipitous as today’s events. As you recognize the element of magic at work here, you will attract more of it. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You find a certain person’s proximity to be agreeable. That doesn’t mean you’re in love, and it doesn’t mean you’re not. For now, you’re willing to enjoy the relationship without labels. CANCER (June 22-July 22). The powerful effects of habit will save the day, keeping you on the straight and narrow, doing the things that are good for your health, work, relationships and life. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You’ll find other people’s opinions interesting, although you are not likely to agree with many of them. Because you’re willing to listen to many points of view, you’ll come up with better solutions. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Belly up to the banquet! Life’s offerings are all-you-can-eat style today. Therefore, if you’re hungry, you’re in for a treat. But self-governing will be necessary to avoid overindulgence. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). With something time consuming now behind you, you may wonder what to do next. Pick a goal, any goal. Every goal comes with an automatic guidance system. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Makeovers and do-overs are favored today, and both will happen with a minimal amount of effort. Tonight, those who say they don’t care usually care the most. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22Dec. 21). An unusual circumstance is indicated. A battle can be won before it is even fought. Think your way through this. There’s a way to succeed with minimal sacrifice on both sides. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You’re in tune with everyone, not just the popular and powerful people. There’s someone the others are discounting. Listen carefully to what he or she has to say, and take the message seriously. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). The old saying goes that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. These days, many apples don’t want to leave the tree at all, a trend that will affect you in one way or another. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Recognize the limits of the people you’re dealing with. Fair-weather friends are still friends. They are best enjoyed for what they can do. Problems only come if you expect more from them.
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The premises described in the mortgage will be sold subject to all encumbrances and prior liens 300 Rental Agencies on March 13, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. on the premises, by virtue of the power of sale contained in a mortgage by Joao Barbosa a/k/a Joao E. Barbosa Readers of The Times are and Nurys Brown a/k/a Nurys A. Brown dated advised The Times does not knowingly accept ad- October 27, 2006 and recorded in the Pawtucket vertisements that are in Land Evidence Records in Book 2751, Page 38, violation of the Federal Fair Housing Law and the the conditions of said mortgage having been Rhode Island Fair Hous- broken. $5,000.00 in cash, certified or bank check is required to bid. Other terms will be announced at the sale. HARMON LAW OFFICES, P.C. Attorney for the Holder of the Mortgage 150 California Street Newton, MA 02458 (617) 558-0500 201107-0335 - GRY
NOTICE OF MORTGAGEE'S SALE 16 Aetna Street Central Falls, Rhode Island Assessor's Plat 7 Lot 173
Will be sold, subject to any and all prior liens and encumbrances, at public auction on February 27, 2014 at 11:00 AM Local Time, on the premises by virtue of the Power of Sale contained in the certain Mortgage Deed made and executed by Domingas G. Xavier dated July 18, 2003 and recorded in Book 503 at Page 253, et seq. with the Records of Land Evidence of the City of Central Falls, 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 # 13-11965 A-4437095 02/06/2014, 02/13/2014, 02/20/2014
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The premises described in the mortgage will be sold, subject to all encumbrances, prior liens and such matters which may constitute valid liens or encumbrances after sale, at public auction on March 13, 2014 at 1:00 p.m., on the premises by virtue of the power of sale in said 261 Coins & Stamps mortgage made by Nancy C. Stevenin, dated 330 Brokers - Agents March 10, 2003, and recorded in the North 1884-O Morgan silver dolSmithfield, RI Land Evidence Records in Book lar, brilliant uncirculated, $47.00. Woonsocket FIND A HOME. Sell a 243 at Page 612, the conditions of said mort401-597-6426 home. Find a tenant. Call gage having been broken. $5,000.00 in cash, 1942&1944 Walking Liber- the classified team at The certified or bank check required to bid. Other ty silver half dollars, bril- Times to place your adliant uncirculated. $60 for vertisement. Call 401- terms to be announced at the sale.
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LEGAL NOTICES MUST BE RECEIVED 3 BUSINESS DAYS PRIOR TO PUBLICATION For further information Said unit is conveyed together with an undividCall 722-4000 Monday ed percentage interest in The Harrison Street thru Friday; Condominiums, Pawtucket, Rhode Island. 8:30 a.m. To 4:30 p.m.
The premises described in the mortgage will be sold subject to all encumbrances and prior liens on January 13, 2014 at 11:00 am on the premises directly in front of the building in which the unit is located by virtue of the Power of Sale in said mortgage made by Juan R. Cintron, Jr. dated November 6, 2006, and recorded in Book L2759 at Page 120, et seq. of the Pawtucket Land Evidence Records, the conditions of said mortgage having been broken:
The premises described in the mortgage will be Bendett & McHugh, P.C. sold subject to all encumbrances and prior liens 270 Farmington Avenue, Ste. 151 on March 13, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. on the premisFarmington, CT 06032 es, by virtue of the power of sale contained in a Are you looking for an amazing experience helping children in Attorney for the present mortgage by Michael A. Mercado and Michelle L. your home? Become a foster parent with Tannerhill Specialized Holder of the Mortgage Mercado dated June 29, 2007 and recorded in Foster Care. Call Paula at 401-305-7770, ext. 202, the Central Falls Land Evidence Records in Book to learn how you can help! paulap@tannerhill.org 711, Page 7, the conditions of said mortgage AT THE ABOVE TIME AND PLACE, THE SALE WAS CONTINUED TO FEBRUARY 13, 2014 AT having been broken. 10:00 A.M. LOCAL TIME ON THE PREMISES 24 Hour All needs $5,000.00 in cash, certified or bank check is required to bid. Other terms will be announced at AT THE ABOVE TIME AND PLACE, THE SALE covering Service. WAS CONTINUED TO MARCH 14, 2014 AT the sale. all No job 10:00 A.M. LOCAL TIME ON THE PREMISES Rhode Island HARMON LAW OFFICES, P.C. too small. Residential and Commercial Bendett & McHugh, P.C. Attorney for the Holder of the Mortgage Dryer Outlet Wednesday $199.00 • Range Outlet Thursday $260.00 270 Farmington Avenue, Ste. 151 150 California Street Up to 40 feet from the panel in open unfinished basement. Farmington, CT 06032 Newton, MA 02458 Generators, Service Upgrades, Fire Alarms, 120 Volt Smoke Detectors, New Homes or Remodels Attorney for the present (617) 558-0500 401-359-3063 • champagne.mike@yahoo.com Holder of the Mortgage 201312-0783 - TEA
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B8 THE TIMES
SPORTS
Thursday, February 20, 2014
Winter Olympics
U.S., Canada get ready for duel for women’s hockey gold medal
dominance that first-time coach Kevin Dineen couldn't really fathom. "Oh, boy. I haven't really looked at the big picture," the Canada coach said, nodding toward his team. "But there are a lot of people in there who have some pretty special jewelry collections." It's the fourth time in five Olympics that the United States and Canada will meet in the gold medal game. Canada holds a 2-1 edge over the Americans in Olympic championship games, and it also beat them 3-2 in a preliminary round last week that the U.S. players took as a warning. "Whenever film sessions run 30 minutes or longer, it's not the happiest moment," U.S. forward Monique Lamoureux said after the team's last full practice before the gold medal game. "I got called out, and a lot of people did. We took it to heart. "After that, we felt a lot better because we know we can do better and we will do better." The U.S. recovered for a 6-1 victory over Sweden in the semifinal to set up the expected gold medal rematch. Canada beat Switzerland 3-1.
SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Julie Chu remembers watching the U.S. Olympic women's hockey team win the gold medal at the Nagano Games in 1998, when she was in high school. It would have been hard to believe that she would play for Team USA at the next four Winter Games. It would have been even harder to believe that the Americans would still be searching for their second gold medal 16 years later. "I've been fortunate to be able to play in three past Olympics," Chu said on Wednesday, a day before the United States will play Canada for the Olympic gold medal for the fourth time in five Winter Games. "But it's not time to think about what happened in the past or, for the younger players, what's going to happen in the future." Four years after losing to Canada in the gold medal game, the U.S. forward is getting another chance — her fourth chance — at her first gold medal. She won silver in Salt Lake City, bronze in Turin and silver again in Vancouver. Each time, the Canadians won the gold. They're in Thursday's Olympic for the fifth time in a row with a chance to win their fourth straight Olympic championship, a string of
U.S. men’s hockey team faces Canada in Friday’s semifinals
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The Czechs were not as successful scoring on their own against Quick, who started ahead of 2010 silver-medal winning goaltender Ryan Miller and had 21 saves. Ales Hemsky was credited with a goal that two Americans touched after he did. Hemsky legitimately scored his second one, skating to the slot and snapping off a wrist shot that got past Quick's blocker with 7 minutes left in the game. Brown put the U.S. up 2-1 at the 14:38 mark of the first, and David Backes made it 3-1 with 1.8 seconds in the period. Zach Parise pushed the Americans' lead to 4-1 midway through the second period to chase Pavelec after he made just eight saves.
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S.K. Mark Rossi
Santos Cruzado Speaks Español
Harry Johnson
Gerard Souza
IMPERIAL CARS.COM
8-18 Uxbridge Rd., Rte. 16, Mendon, MA • 888-700-1465 • M-F 9-9, Sat 9-6 Sun 11-6
Prices valid on vehicles indicated only. Not valid with previous sales. Sale ends February 27, 2014. Must present ad, take same day delivery and pay in full to get the advertised price. Tax, title, registration, doc. fee not included. Some pictures are for illustration purposes only.
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