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For gambling addicts, a pastime can spiral into a consuming obsession
those caught up in it, the mental and physical pain and collateral damage to loved ones can be just as devastating and difficult to overcome as alcohol or drug addiction. March is National Problem Gambling Awareness Month, and the Rhode Island Island Council on
SUGARCREEK, Pa. (AP) — An act of charity may end badly for one donor to a Pennsylvania Salvation Army outlet. Sugarcreek Borough police say they were called when workers found a large plastic bag of marijuana among some donated clothes. Police Chief Matt Carlson tells the (Oil City) Derrick he suspects the owner of the drugs has noticed them missing by now, if only because the bag contained a “substantial quantity” of pot. Police were working with store employees to determine who donated the clothes and when. The chief says this isn’t the first time officers have investigated an unusual item among donated clothing saying, “we’ve had guns ... cash ... rings, and now marijuana.”
t’s hard to believe that gleeful cries of “bingo” on a girls’ night out would one day turn into tearful cries for help in dealing with an obsession that almost cost one local woman her self-respect, job and family. It’s gambling addiction, and for
locally and nationally. The campaign will be kicked off on March 6 at 10 a.m. at the Anchor Recovery and Community Center in Pawtucket. Just as with alcohol use, gambling Problem Gambling (RICPG) is joining is viewed as an enjoyable activity for with the National Council on Problem adults. As with drinking, most people can do it responsibly and keep it withGambling in a public awareness and outreach campaign. The goal is to edu- in the bounds of moderation. But for a cate the public and health care profes- certain percentage of the population (about 1 to 2 percent, according to sionals about the warning signs of problem gambling and raise awareness See GAMBLING, page A2 about the help that is available both
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Jaime Rafael-Pena, 9, of Pawtucket, left, and his older sister, Kasey Rafael-Pena, 13, take a break from their hot breakfast to pose for a photo during the third annual Snowflake Breakfast held by the Central Falls Lions Club and hosted at St. George's Church on Central Street in Central Falls Saturday morning. Mayor James Diossa as well as City Council members attended and enjoyed a breakfast of omelettes, scrambled eggs, sausages and home fries as well as plenty of hot coffee and fresh-squeezed orange juice.
BURRILLVILLE – When Tyler Seddon of Pascoag turns 7 on March 6 he will be greeted be a sea of police uniforms and fire hats. Tyler, who has leukemia, loves police and firemen, and his one birthday wish is to get lots of birthday cards from his heroes. “He goes crazy over firefighters and police,” says Tyler’s mother, Rachel. “We want this to be a special birthday, because you never know what could be next.” After hearing about Tyler’s special birthday request, law enforcement officers, firefightTyler Seddon ers and first responders from throughout Rhode Island and around the country are mobilizing to answer the call by sending as many cards as possible. See TYLER, page A2
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More to frog-watching than meets the eye
Scientists seeking volunteers to help keep tabs on area amphibians
Here on Earth, frogs are getting more respect than ever from scientists who see them for what they are: WOONSOCKET living guideposts of environmental change. rincesses kiss them in fairy “They are an indicator species,” tales. The shamans of the Far says Lou Perotti, director of conserEast regard them as omens of vation programs for Roger Williams luck and good fortune. And in Park Zoo in Providence. “They act as Harry Potter’s world, they’re indicators of a healthy environment. made of A lack of amphibians usually means chocolate. there’s something going on.” Disease, pollution and other stresses on the environment have made frogs so interesting to scientists in recent years that there aren’t enough scientists to keep track of them.
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That’s what FrogWatch USA is all about. Founded by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, the growing network of volunteer “citizen scientists” has been keeping tabs on frog health across a wide swath of the country for more than a decade. With a little training, anyone can pitch in, says Perotti. And with wood frogs and peepers just about to start their rite of springtime serenading, now is the perfect time to get started. No matter where you live, chances are there are vernal pools, woodlands and swamps close enough to monitor the frog population with surprisingly little effort. It’s mostly about listening.
“Most people can hear frogs from their porch,” says Perotti. There are only 10 species of frogs and toads native to Rhode Island, and they all make a distinctive sound. Few, actually, are classic croakers. “A lot of them sound more like birds,” says Jan Mariani, the director of marketing for Roger Williams Park Zoo. See FROGS, page A2
There are 10 species of frogs and toads native to Rhode Island. Among them are, pictured above, the peeper frog; at left, the leopard frog; and at right, the wood frog.
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orange and he loves spending time with his mom and dad and sisters Lariah and Keara. Tyler was diagnosed at the age of 3 with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. This is his second battle with the disease. The first began on June 2, 2010, and the second began Nov. 20, 2013. During that time he has had more than 45 surgeries and over 200 units of blood products. He is in need of a bone marrow transplant but doesn’t have a match. Meanwhile, the chemotherapy is not decreasing the amount of cancer cells in his body this time around. Any first responders who would like to send Tyler a birthday card can send it to 96 South Main St., Pascoag, RI 02859. Cards can also be sent to Tyler Seddon c/o CALVAO P.O. Box 253 Framingham, MA 01704. Follow Joseph Fitzgerald on Twitter @jofitz7
Island and as far away as North Carolina, New York, New Jersey and New But that’s not all. Hampshire, were slated to Hundreds of police offitake part in the caravan. cers, firefighters and first Sroka said any first responders will take part in a responder who would like to massive convoy from East participate in the convoy can Providence to Burrillville contact him at (401) 435where they will hand-deliver 7600 ex. 20052 or by e-mail cards, patches and other at items to Tyler on his big day. Burrillville Police Chief According to East Stephen J. Lynch is making Providence Police Officer Tyler chief of police on his Craig Sroka, who is organiz- big day. He’ll also get to paring the Tyler’s Troops conticipate in roll call at the stavoy, a staging area will be set tion before he is escorted in a up at Pierce Memorial Field police cruiser to Wright’s on Lyon Avenue in East Wright’s Farm, which is Providence at 9 o’clock that opening the restaurant for morning to assemble the family-style chicken dinners cruisers and fire trucks, that afternoon for the hunwhich will then make their dreds of expected police and way to Wright’s Farm in firefighters. The cost will be Burrillville where an unsus$20 per person with part of pecting Tyler will be waiting the proceeds from each dinalong with his family. ner going to Tyler and his As of Friday, more than family. 175 cruisers and more than a A website, “Tyler’s dozen fire trucks representTroops,” is currently being ing police and firefighters set up for more information. from throughout Rhode A GoFundMe account was
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Pictures and well-wishes for Tyler have poured in from every corner of the globe, including a card, sent by police in Sydney, Australia, at left, and a photo from police in London, right.
also started to help with donations for Tyler. There is also a Facebook page, “Tylers Troops,” which can be found at OfficialTylersTroops. A blood drive for Tyler will also be held Tuesday,
Feb. 25 from 2:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Pascoag Fire House #1. Visit to make an appointment. Described by his family as a “bright, bubbly, funny little guy with a heart of gold,” Tyler loves anything to do with firefighters, law
enforcement, EMS/EMT’s and the military. He also loves race cars, motocross and motorcycles, video games and playing with his toys, and baseball, especially the Boston Red Sox and his local Pawtucket Red Sox. His favorite color is
some experts), and for a variety of different reasons, it can develop into a serious problem. A Pawtucket woman (who we’ll call Dee because she asked to remain anonymous), agreed to share her story about how the lure of games of chance and slot machines took over her life and cost her relationships, her job, and almost her freedom. Dee was a young wife and mother in an unhappy marriage who began going out with her girlfriends to the Barton Street bingo games. “That was a place that was okay with my husband,” she said. One night led to two and then three, and then she began doing quick trips to Atlantic City and later, Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun. Once Twin River Casino added slot machines, she would go there, often by herself. Unlike other places, the casinos always felt like a welcoming, safe place for a woman to go to alone, even at night, sometimes leaving at 1 or 2 a.m. “I’ve heard other women say that, ‘The first time I went to the casino alone, I knew I was in trouble,” she said. Of her love affair with gambling, Dee said, “I’m chasing that feeling. It’s not about the money. It’s the feeling...that false sense of hope, that anxiousness that the casino will fix everything. It’s a mind obsession.” However, the more Dee played, the more she wanted to play. If she won, she would feel excitement, but then pour it all back into the machines. Dee recalled one occasion where she won $5,000 and by the end of the night “I didn’t have a dollar for the valet. I started to tip the valets on my way in and I’d tell them, ‘This is the only way you’re going to get your money.” Dee also said that problem gamblers can experience “blackouts” where they can’t remember anything other than the all-consuming desire to get to a casino. She said she had taken her daughter out for a graduation dinner at the Capital Grille and has no memory at all of the evening
The brochures contain a “compulsive gambling questionnaire” and information on how to find help. It is stated, “If you or someone you know *** is suffering from the fear and TWIN RIVER CASINO, anxiety associated with probwhich, along with Newport lem gambling, remember, Grand, added table games this you’re not alone. The responyear to augment the video lot- sible Gambling Toll-Free tery terminals (VLTs), proHelp Line is available 24/7 to vides several resources to help answer your questions and to those who feel their gambling offer confidential, non-judgis spiraling out of control. mental assistance. You’ll Indeed, on its website, the speak with caring, knowlTwin River Casino’s mission edgeable counselors who will statement reads “Gambling is provide information on availpart of our business. able treatment and support Responsible gambling is part groups in your area for both of our reputation.” It goes on the gambler and those affectto state that although “comed by the gambler’s probpulsive gambling may affect lem.” only a small percentage of our According to Twin River guests, we are committed to spokeswoman Patti Doyle, the educating our employees on Lincoln casino has “a robust how to recognize problem program in place that includes gamblers and refer them to the employee training to identify Responsible Gambling potential problem gamblers, Helpline for assistance.” information throughout the Twin River Casino’s corpo- casino floor, a hotline number rate statement also notes, “For posted throughout Twin River most people, gambling is a and the opportunity for playform of recreation that proers to ‘self-exclude.’ We work vides an element of fun.” But closely with the Rhode Island is also states, “For some peo- Lottery on this program,” she ple, gambling can become an added. addiction,” and notes that Twin River’s “self exclu“Problem gambling is an illsion program,” developed in ness that not only leads to the 1990s, allows a person to increased financial problems request to be excluded from and self-destructive behavior, the property for six months, but also affects family, one year, or permanently. friends, and careers.” Applications, which must be However, it also notes that it submitted in-person, are is “a treatable illness” and processed in the Security urges those involved along Department, which is open with their family and friends, round the clock. Placement on to remember that “there is the list is voluntary and must hope and there is help.” be done by the individual Some of that help is adver- seeking exclusion. tised in brochures at all point*** of-sale locations in the casino. There is information about the DEE ONLY FACED UP problem gambling toll-free to her gambling addiction hotline, sponsored by the after “crossing some lines” at Rhode Island Lottery: her job that resulted in legal 1.877.9.GAMBLE. There is issues. She called the help also a listing for the support line and contacted Gamblers organization to help family Anonymous, where she members, Gam-Anon: arranged to meet with a 781.352.1671. Even the VLTs woman at the former Tim display the problem gambling Horton’s donut shop on hotline information. Newport Avenue. “We talked
except obsessing over how much money she would have left to gamble with and how quickly she could get away. Dee also recalled dragging her daughter, once she turned 18, out in a raging blizzard one night to drive to Twin River, only to find the casino closed. “My daughter said, ‘Now, Mom, do you realize you have a problem?” she recalled.
“I’M CHASING THAT FEELING. It’s not about the money.
It’s the feeling ... that false sense of hope, that anxiousness that the casino will fix everything.
responsibility to help these people. Anything we can do to help them, we do,” she said. *** JUST AS WITH OTHER types of addiction, the treatment for gambling addiction varies according to the person. Those involved in treatment efforts note that oftentimes, as is also the case with drug or alcohol addiction, problem gambling is a result of underlying mental health issues, ranging from anxiety and depression to bipolar disorder. As such, a 12-step peer support program works for some people while others require psychological counseling and still others need a more intensive psychotherapy or cognitive therapy approach that may or may not involve medication. Dr. Henry Lesieur, vice president of the Rhode Island Council on Problem Gambling, is a counselor with CODAC Behavioral Healthcare who helps those in the throes of gambling addiction. He said it is important to understand what drives the person to gamble compulsively. “It’s the same as with an alcoholic. Some people are schizophrenic or bipolar and they gamble when they feel manic. Other gamble to increase their feelings of excitement or they gamble to escape depression. Some who have mental illness gamble to feel ‘normal.’” Lesieur said problem gambling can often become compounded. For many, it’s a case of “Once I develop the problem, I can also escape into the problem,” he said. “I’m gambling too much and my spouse doesn’t like it so there is an argument. Then, because of the argument, I feel the need to get out of the house, so I head off to the casino. It’s a way of escaping.” Lesieur also said the impact of problem gambling on family members or loved previously abundant frog and toad populations have experienced dramatic population declines both in the United States and around the world and it's essential that scientists understand the scope, geographic scale, and cause of these declines.” To become a certified frog watcher for the zoo, participants must attend a two-anda-half hour training session and pass a test indicating they can properly identify the songs of native frogs and toads. After that, it’s mostly a matter of keeping notes on the frog sounds you hear a couple of times a week. The park’s FrogWatch chapter has been active for over a decade and hasn’t detected any worrisome deviation in the resident frog population. Citizen scientists are active in all five counties of the state. But Perotti says the work is still important to establish baseline data that will make possible future changes in the frog population easier to spot. “Right now our population seems to be pretty good, but ones “can be quite severe. When you come home one day and find that your house is no longer yours, or there is no money in your savings account, that can be devastating,” he stated. “Or your spouse ran their car into a bridge abutment and you find that your child’s college tuition money is all gone. If you find out your spouse or partner has co-signed your name to a loan application, that’s not going to make you happy.” As to treatment approaches, Lesieur said that for some people, attending a program like Gamblers Anonymous is enough, while for others, counseling sessions are enough, and there are some who need both. Other people require more intensive help for their underlying mental health problems where medication combined with therapy is often successful. “It’s not just ‘one of the above, but all of the above,’” he said. *** IN DEE’S CASE, SHE was the child of alcoholic parents, and had studiously avoided developing a problem with alcohol. Yet, she found herself with a different type of addiction that was creating just as much havoc in her personal life. She said that for her, it was more of an emotional illness that made her gamble. Even now, she feels the powerful lure of the nearby casinos and struggles to stay strong and stay away. Sometimes, it’s something as simple as a scratch ticket or a Jimmy Fund ticket that can stir up those old compulsive feelings. “It’s going to be the rest of my life,” she says. More information is available on the Rhode Island Council on Problem Gambling website: or by calling the helpline at 877-942-6253. Follow Donna Kirwan on Twitter@KirwanDonna that’s the beauty of FrogWatch,” said Perotti. “We can train citizen scientists having fun with the family to see if they can collect data on the natural breeding populations. In time we can look at that data to see if there are any trends going on that are negative.” There are 30 FrogWatch USA chapter in 22 states. Since 2008 more than 500 volunteers have been trained at Roger Williams Park – more than 200 of them in 2011, when the AZA recognized Rhode Island as the state with the most registered frog watchers. Roger Williams Park will hold its first FrogWatch training on Tuesday from 6-8:30 p.m. Two others will be held on Sunday afternoons from 13:30 p.m., March 2 and March 16. For more information, call the conservation office at the zoo, 785-3510, or contact Perotti by e-mail at You can also register online at e-frogwatcher.
for a few hours. She listened to me and said, ‘You need to get to a meeting. You are not unique,’” she recalled. For Dee, attending Gamblers Anonymous meetings, where she had a sponsor, helped her to regain control over her life. She also began attending counseling sessions with a therapist, which was another key step. She slipped up briefly in 2009, after remarrying and again feeling the need to seek out a familiar happy place. “I went three times. I sat in front of a slot machine and thought, ‘How did I get here again?’” she said. “Again, I was escaping.” Dee went back to the Gamblers Anonymous meetings, and has maintained the program. A lot of her success has come from learning about herself. “Addicts tend to think that life is all or nothing, very black and white. You have to learn that life, sometimes, just is” she said. Many insurance companies will pay for private treatment for gambling addiction. Also, the state’s two casinos, Twin River and Newport Grand are now required by the legislature to provide funding for problem gamblers who are uninsured or under-insured. Peg Rose, deputy director of the Rhode Island Lottery, said both casinos pay a minimum of $100,000 for this purpose, which helped establish the treatment program provided through CODAC. There is also a help line for problem gamblers administered by the United Way. Rose noted that it is not just casino-style games that some people develop problems with. It is all types of games of chance, including lottery and scratch tickets. She, too, compared gambling with drinking alcohol, saying that while most people can set personal boundaries, there is a percentage who have a problem with it and become obsessed. “We have a
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Perotti. “They sound like ducks.” Frog watchers will learn Wood frogs and peepers the signature sounds of the will be the first to start singing entire panoply of native when the winter frost pulls amphibians, including pickerel back at the end of March. frogs, leopard frogs, green Contrary to popular belief, the frogs, the bullfrog, the gray thumbnail-size pinkish, peeper tree frog and three species of frogs aren’t the first of the toads, Fowler’s, American and season to crank up the mating – on the endangered species calls – it’s the wood frogs. list – Eastern Spadefoot. “They’re quacky,” says Frog populations in some areas have nosedived due to habitat loss, disease and pollution, but the cause of the dieoffs in many cases is still a mystery. Not long ago, RHODE ISLAND Perotti did field work in Last night’s number — Panama, where researchers 2-8-9-4 linked the virtual extinction of Powerball — certain frogs to watercress farming and pesticides. In 02-03-13-14-54, other areas a common fungus Powerball: 4, known as chytrid has been Power Play: 5 blamed for sickening frogs to death. MASSACHUSETTS Chytrid exists in Rhode Mid-day number — Island but it doesn’t seem to 1-5-3-5 be adversely affecting the Last night’s number — health of frogs – another curious question for wildlife biol4-0-3-9 ogists. Megabucks — As the magazine Scientific 14-22-26-30-33-48 American reported, “Many
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• 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.
• The Burrillville Historical and Preservation Society meets at 7 p.m. at Bridgeton School, 16 Laurel Hill Ave. in Pascoag. Following the meeting there will be a presentation by Glocester resident Jacob T. Bailey, about his book “Shadow Soldiers of the Confederacy.” 568-8449 for more information.
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• 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.
• 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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• Mount St. Charles Academy’s March Entrance exams, 8:15 a.m. $25 application fee. To download the registration form: ranceexams.
• 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.
•Harris Public Library hosts Creative Writing Group Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m.
• 32nd annual Pawtucket St. Patrick’s Day Parade, noon.
•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.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
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• 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.
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•Forand Manor holds Bingo every Monday and Wednesday, starting at 5:15 p.m.
• 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.
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• 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.
• Family Resources is hosting a Blood Drive from 11am – 3pm at 245 Main Street. Walk-Ins welcomed. Visit
• 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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•Forand Manor holds Bingo every Monday and Wednesday, starting at 5:15 p.m.
• The Leon Mathieu Senior Center and Shri Studio have partnered to offer a “Yoga for Seniors” on Tuesday mornings from 9:30am-10:30am at Shri Studio, 21 Broad Street. The fee for Leon Mathieu Senior Center members is $5 per person per month. 728-7582.
•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
• 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.
• 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.
• 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. • 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.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
•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.
• 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.
• 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.
• Museum of Work and Culture Quebec Cinema viewing of French film, 1:30 p.m. Free program. Public invited.
• 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.
• 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.
•The Blackstone Valley Coin and Collectables Club hosts a coin show from 3 to 8 p.m. at Brian’s Restuarant in Whitensville.
• 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.
• Pascoag Council, 383, Knights of Columbus Friday Night Bingo at the Columbus Club, 98 Roosevelt Ave. Games begin at 6:20 p.m.; doors open at 4:30 p.m.
• The 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
• 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.
•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.
• 4th annual Woonsocket Autism Benefits presents Dave Kane’s “Just for Fun” at 7 p.m. at Woonsocket High School. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $10. www.woonsocketautismbenefit.o rg/tickets. Also available at the door.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
North Providence
• The American Band Family Concert: “Blastoff! The American Band in Space” at 3 p.m. at North Providence High School auditorium, Mineral Spring Avenue.
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•18th annual corned beef and cabbage dinner to benefit the Martin Crowley scholarship fund, 6 p.m., St. Ann Arts and Cultural Center, 84 Cumberland St. Tickets available at WOON, WNRI and be calling Romeo Berthiaume at 401-651-4739. • The monthly business meeting of the Knights of Columbus Woonsocket Council will be held at 7 p.m. in the All Saints Church hall on Rathbun Street. If you have any questions please 401-356-1024
•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.
• 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 and have dinner with us. All Vietnam Veterans welcome. For more information call Joe Gamache at 401-6516060.
• Harlem Superstars Comedy Basketball Game vs. Woonsocket Rockets, 7 p.m., Woonsocket High School. Advance admission $10 each at the door, $12 at the door. Tickets available at Ciro’s, WNRI and Woonsocket Middle School. Event sponsored by Woonsocket Middle School PTO.
South Attleboro
• The South Attleboro Knights of Columbus will have a CPR class with AED training at their hall, 304 Highland Ave., at 9am. Cost is $45. Call Matt Sweeney at 508-399-7138 to register.
• The Blackstone Valley Coin and Collectables Club meets at 7p.m. in the lower town hall. All are invited. If you have questions call Mike at 774-2804333.
• Rabies Clinic from 9 to 10am for cats and 10am to noon for dogs at the VCA Blackstone Valley Veterinary Hospital, 615 Douglas St. Rabies shots will be $15; Microchips are available for $20. Open for residents of Uxbridge, Mendon and Douglas. Bring you current rabies certificate to get a three year shot. 508-278-6581 for questions.
• 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.
Central Falls
• Forand Manor holds Bingo every Monday and Wednesday, starting at 5:15 p.m.
• St. Stanislaus Kostka Church, 174 Woonsocket, flea market, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. clothes, household items, linens, Polish/American food.
• 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.
• 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.
•Harris Public Library hosts Creative Writing Group Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m.
Central Falls
•Forand Manor holds Bingo every Monday and Wednesday, starting at 5:15 p.m.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
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Page A4 THE TIMES — Monday, February 24, 2014
PUBLISHER: Mary Lynn Bosiak
Executive Editor: Bianca Pavoncello Managing Editor: David Pepin Sports Editor: Eric Benevides Assistant Editor/News/The Call: Russ Olivo Assistant Editor/News/The Times: Donna Kenny Kirwan Controller: Kathleen Needham Circulation Manager: Jorge Olarte
Politics As Usual
Pension deal brings closure – until the next one
One of the selling points General Treasurer Gina Raimondo employed in pushing for the pension settlement you may have seen something about in the news lately is that it brings “certainty” and “finality,” in that it puts an end not only to the slew of lawsuits challenging the 2011 law, but also the court challenges to the 2009 and 2010 pension reform efforts. And so it does. Until the next time. North Smithfield Rep. Brian Newberry, the House Republican leader, has worried on Twitter that the negotiated nature of the settlement would, if the General Assembly approved it, be locking the legislature into the notion that the settlement is a type of contract that the lawmakers ratified. Newberry seems to believe that sometime in the future, the General Assembly will have to once again make changes to pension rules and benefits. Some union rank-and-file folks have the opposite, but in some ways similar concern: that by entering the settlement, the unions have abandoned the opportunity to have the courts rule that they have a contractual right to their pensions. They fear that somewhere down the road, the politicians are going to monkey with their pensions again. In expressing their opposition to the idea, both Newberry and the union dissidents help make the proponents’ case for why the settlement was probably necessary. What it comes down to is that nobody – not the governor and the general treasurer, not the General Assembly, not the litigating union members – can force the judiciary to do anything, including, importantly, answer the question it is asked. That is how we got into this whole pickle with the protracted mediation and negotiated settlement. The two sides went to court to get a simple question – O.K., if not a simple question than at least a straightforward one – answered: Did the General JIM BARON Assembly have the right to unilaterally change the pension benefits and rules that they had been forking over a substantial portion of their paychecks every two weeks to receive? That is a constitutional judgment that Judge Sarah Taft-Carter did not want to make. To be fair to her, no Superior Court Judge ever wants any part of deciding a constitutional dispute. Superior Court judges would sooner pull out their own molars with rusty pliers before they would wade into a constitutional ruling. That is the job of the Supreme Court. It may be the Supreme Court’s job, and they might do it when they absolutely have to, but they, too will do everything in their considerable power to avoid doing so as well. Had the 2011 pension suits gone all the way to trial – which they just might on Sept. 15 if the settlement isn’t approved by the General Assembly before that, but that is unlikely as well – there is no guarantee that the five justices would give a direct answer to the straightforward question put to them. They could answer some other question that is somehow similar, or a completely different one. Who’s going to tell them they can’t? Their word is final. Even at the Supreme Court level, the solution isn’t cut and dried. Everybody has posed the question as whether or not the unions, by virtue of paying significant amounts of money over time, in effect, a quid pro quo, have a contractual right to the pensions they were told they were entitled to. The state was probably a bit afraid that question would come back as yes, which could be why they agreed to the settlement. However, as those TV ads for cheap gizmos, say, “But wait, there’s more.” There is a loophole in the case law that says that even if there is a contract and a legislative action significantly impairs that contract, the action can still be taken if there is a necessary and compelling public purpose, or some legal lingo to that effect. That was the big “uhoh,” on the union side and why they agreed to the settlement rather than taking their chances in court. When you think you have a gun to the other guy’s head in court, that is always the time it will backfire and get you instead. The settlement does not provide “certainty” nor “finality.” If anything, it for the most part preserves the uneasy status quo, and right now that seems to be good enough for both sides. Courts aren’t the only ones who don’t want to touch this sucker with a barge pole unless they absolutely have to. Take a look at this from House Speaker Gordon Fox and Senate President Teresa Paiva Weed, released the Monday after the settlement agreement was announced: “We are still carefully reviewing the proposed pension settlement. We are going to give it the careful consideration that it deserves and we will be speaking with our respective House and Senate members to gauge their views as well. There is a long road ahead of us and the release of the details of the settlement, which we were not party to, is just a first step. We will await the votes to be taken by both union and non-union members before we weigh in further.” I’ll translate: “Please, please, please let the unions or the judge or someone short-circuit this before it gets to us so we don’t have to go through this pension stuff again.” *** Some leftover thoughts: Cities and towns could be the wild card in this situation. Can mayors and town administrators put enough heat on their communities’ legislators in an election year to convince them not to approve the settlement, something a large number of them don’t want to do anyway? Dan Beardsley of the RI League of Cities and Towns has been harrumphing that local municipalities did not have a “seat at the table” in the pension negotiations. But where was the taxpayers’ seat at the table? *** Did you see where rocker Ted Nugent, the Motor City Madman, has apologized to President Barack Obama? Well, sort of anyway. In January, the rock-and-roll gun enthusiast gave an interview to a gun magazine in which he said: “I have obviously failed to galvanize and prod, if not shame, enough Americans to be ever vigilant, but not to let a Chicago communistraised, communist-educated, communist-nurtured subhuman mongrel like the ACORN community organizer gangster Barack Hussein Obama to weasel his way into the top office of authority in the United States of America. I am heartbroken but I am not giving up.” Nugent, who has been campaigning for Texas gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott had to back down and he told a radio talk host: “I do apologize – not necessarily to the President – but on behalf of much better men than myself.” He said he was using “street-fighter terminology” (wonder when old Ted was in his last street fight) and that he should have instead said something like “violator of his oath to the Constitution.” By the way, he said he was apologizing for the term “subhuman mongrel.” Apparently he was O.K. with the rest of his quote. the ducks in Slater Park. It’s illegal to feed the ducks.
Ukraine’s Crisis, Not Ours
Richard Engel of NBC, reporting from Maidan Square in Kiev, described what he witnessed as the Feb. 19 truce collapsed. Police began to back away from their positions in the square, said Engel. And the protesters attacked. Gunfire was exchanged and the death toll, believed to be in the dozens, is not known. In short, the reality in Kiev is more complex than the black-and-white cartoon of Vladimir Putin vs. the freedom fighters drawn by our resident Russophobic elite. Perspective is in order. First, though portrayed as a tyrannical thug, Viktor Yanukovych won the presidency of Ukraine in 2010 in what international observers called a free and fair election. He may not be Marcus Aurelius, but his remains the legitimate government. Second, high among the reasons Yanukovych chose Russia's offer to join its custom union over the EU Pat Buchanan is that Putin put a better deal on the table. Moscow put up $15 billion in loans and cut-rate oil and gas. The EU offered some piddling loans and credits, plus a demand for reforms in the Ukrainian economy monitored by the IMF, but no commitment to full membership in the EU. As for the "protesters" who came to Maidan Square in November, not all came simply to protest. Many set up tents and shacks, threw up barricades, seized government buildings, burned the headquarters of the ruling party, battled police and demanded the overthrow of the regime. How many Western countries would permit a planned putsch in their capital city? Still, after weeks of protest, Yanukovych offered to negotiate. He fired his prime minister and tendered the post to the leader of the opposition Arseniy Yatsenyuk. He offered to make Vitali Klitschko, the ex-heavyweight champion and the head of another opposition party, the deputy prime minister. His offer was rejected. Yanukovych then had parliament repeal the tough laws against protests he had had enacted and delivered a full amnesty to those arrested during the months of occupation. In effect, Yanukovych offered peace and a coalition government with his opponents until new presidential elections new year. Does that sound like an unyielding tyrant? Why was this unacceptable? Because the protesters want Yanukovych out, new elections now, and Ukraine reoriented toward Europe. While the opposition has every right to urge this course, is not next year's presidential election the place to decide the future of the country? What kind of democracy is it where a democratically elected president can be forced out of office by mobs? When Mohammed Morsi, the elected president of Egypt, was ousted in a military coup last summer, backed by huge crowds in Tahrir Square, John Kerry said the army was "restoring democracy." Is this the new American concept of democracy, that when an elected government makes a major decision many dislike, the people should take to the streets and shut down the capital until the president reverses course or resigns? President Obama is telling the Yanukovych government to respect the protesters. No violence. But how would Obama react if thousands of Tea Party members established an encampment on the Mall, burned down the DNC, occupied the Capitol and demanded he either repeal Obamacare or resign? Would Barack Obama negotiate? Russia has accused us of meddling in Ukraine's internal affairs. And when we see the State Department's Victoria Nuland in Maidan Square egging on the protesters, and hear tape of Nuland discussing with the U.S. ambassador whom we want in the next Ukrainian government, do not the Russians have a point? Under George W. Bush, our National Endowment for Democracy helped to engineer color-coded revolutions in Serbia, Ukraine, Georgia and Kyrgyzstan, but it failed in Belarus. We have a long track record of meddling. And was it not interference in the internal affairs of Ukraine for John McCain to fly to Kiev, go down to Maidan Square, and do his best imitation of Mario Savio in Sproul Plaza? If the Cold War is over, why are we playing these Cold War games? Imagine where America would be today had the neocons gotten their way and brought Georgia and Ukraine into NATO. We would have been eyeball-to-eyeball with Russia in the South Ossetian war of 2008, and eyeball-to-eyeball today over Kiev. Yet, in neither country is there any vital U.S. interest worth risking war with Russia. What is coming in Ukraine, however, is likely to be far worse than what we have seen up to now. For this political crisis has deepened the divide between a western Ukraine that looks to Europe, and an east whose historic, linguistic, cultural and ethnic bonds are with Mother Russia. With reports of police and soldiers in western Ukraine defecting from the government to join the rebellion, Ukraine could be a country sliding into civil war. If so, the spillover effects could be ominous. But, to be candid, what happens in Ukraine has always been more critical to Moscow than it has ever been to us. As Barack Obama said of Syria, this is "somebody else's civil war." Patrick J. Buchanan is the author of "Suicide of a Superpower: Will America Survive to 2025?" To find out more about Patrick Buchanan and read features by other Creators writers visit the Creators Web page at
Whatever happened to common sense?
It’s a shame that people have to be told, like little children, to move their cars off the street when it snows. There was no snow ban in Pawtucket so they had to plow around the cars and these people got stuck in a pile of slushy, icy snow. The deserved it. Use some common sense!
None of the above
If the election for governor was held today, I would vote for nobody because there’s nobody worth voting for. They are all the same. They claim they are different, but they are all the same. J.D.
Learn to plow
I firmly believe the Pawtucket plow drivers need some lessons. Go to Cumberland, Lincoln, even Central Falls. They need to learn to plow.
Where to park?
St. Ray’s built a new, $1.3 million state-ofthe art theater and that seems great. The only thing is, where are all these people going to park who are going to the theater? That’s John Barry’s district...he should look into this and try to correct this. Louie
Keep up the good work
Another great job by Norm Lamoureux and the mayor. Another great keep it up, kids! It’s a pleasure driving in Pawtucket!
Hats off to the faithful
Not too long ago, Central Falls had 14 churches and six schools attached. Hats off to the faithful French, English, Irish, Polish and Syrians who built cathedrals and saw the need for a Christian education united under God. Our grandparents worked together, prayed together and fought in a war together, separated by nationalities but united by Christian values. This is what made us great. Not Slater Mill, Hasbro, Chocolateville or Corning Glass. Long Live the Memory of St. Matthews School
Plows couldn’t plow
There was no parking ban in the city and because of that, there were cars parked in front of my house. The plows couldn’t plow the street and I can’t get out to pick up my medicine and I’m diabetic. I think Pawtucket should be managed a little better.
Thumbs up to DPW
Thumbs up to the DPW! They are doing an outstanding, excellent job with plowing the street down to he pavement. Taxpayer.
Sweet Home Indiana
There is a car on Spring Street with Indiana plates that has been parked there for about five years. Isn’t it about time you registered it in Rhode Island? If some others would do this too, maybe then my taxes would go down.
Plowing better than ever
I think the plowing has been very good this winter...the best it’s been in the last 40 years. I think some of the councilors should take back the comments they made at the last meeting.
Not a duck fan
That photo in last Wednesday’s Times, “Duck, Duck, Goose,” this is why Slater Park is an unhealthy place for the children to be running around in and playing ball in when there is goose crap all over. To the next person who runs for mayor, lets do something about this. Let’s find the person responsible for feeding these ducks and leaving crap all over. Louie
Wool worth?
I have some wool strips that would be useful for someone who does braided rugs. If you are interested, call the TeleTimes and leave your number and I will be in touch.
He’ll carry that weight
Anybody out there have a weight bench they are getting rid of? I need one for my house and I can’t afford to buy a new one. I will come over and pick it up. If you have a weight bench you don’t want,c call 401-8345289.
Shame on us
There goes The Times, again glorifying bad behavior by showing someone feeding
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Monday, February 24, 2014
Alzira C. Lemos
CUMBERLAND – Alzira C. (Martins) Lemos, 92, of Broad Street died Saturday, February 22, 2014 at Chestnut Terrace Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, East Providence. She was the wife of the late Albano A. Lemos. After her husband’s death in 1983, she has resided with Martinho and Helena Batista. Born in Portugal, a daughter of the late Jacinto and Arminda (Mendes) Martins, she had lived in Cumberland for over 40 years. She was a communicant of Our Lady of Fatima Church, Cumberland. She is survived by one sister, Maria Santos of Cumberland; two brothers, Alberto Martins of South Attleboro, MA and Antonio Martins of Portugal; and several nieces and nephews. Her funeral will be celebrated WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26 at 8:45 A.M. from BELLOWS FUNERAL CHAPEL, 160 River Road, Lincoln with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 A.M. in Our Lady of Fatima Church, Fatima Drive, Cumberland. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Cumberland. Relatives and friends are invited and may call TUESDAY 5-8 P.M. For Directions and Guest Book, please visit
Mary L. Mulberry
PAWTUCKET — Mary L. Mulberry of School Street, Pawtucket p a s s e d a w a y , peacefully, on February 21, 2014. She was the wife of the late D a v i d Mulberry and the daughter of the late William and Gertrude (Fallon) Bowker. Mrs. Mulberry was a retired nurse who enjoyed cooking, singing and Jeopardy. She is survived by her daughters, Beth Schultz of Attleboro MA, and Carrie Mulberry of Pawtucket. She is also survived by her grandsons, Timothy and Samuel Schultz. A Memorial Mass will be held in the Holy Family Parish Church, 195 Walcott Street Pawtucket on Wednesday, February 26th at 10:00 am. Her burial will be private. For online condolences please visit
Photos by Ernest A. Brown
Raymond F. Murray
Paul Roy, left, and his son, Brandon, both of Cumberland, taste Billy Saltzman’s winning chili called “Dude, I’m Smoked Chili” during Saturday’s Chili Cook-Off. When asked how it was, Paul Roy replied “It’s kicking in now,” after several minutes. The chili was sweet and a little spicy with plenty of ground beef and peppers after a photographer’s own taste test. It was voted the winner of the event.
PAWTUCKET – Raymond Murray, 89, passed away F r i d a y February 21st, 2014 , peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Arlene F. (Kingsbury) Murray for over 58 years. Born in Pawtucket he was the son of the late James J. and Mary (Smith) Murray. Raymond was a Veteran of WWII serving 6 years with the Merchant Marines. He proudly served 35 years with the Pawtucket Fire Dept., retiring as Battalion Chief in 1984. He also worked for over 40 years with his cherished Little Sisters of the Poor. He was an EMT Instructor for many years at CCRI. He was a member of Local 1261 and Past President of the Pawtucket Firemen’s Relief Association. Raymond volunteered his time with many organizations including the American Heart Association, American Red Cross, Fairlawn Little League, and the Boy Scouts. Besides his wife he was the devoted father to nine children Beverly Laprade of Pawtucket, Diane Beland of Cumberland, Joseph and his wife Kimberly and Matthew and his wife Mary Ann of Lincoln, Thomas and his wife Linda of North Smithfield, john and his wife Jennifer of Lincoln, Carlene Hughes and her husband William of North Providence, Raymond of Pawtucket, and Theodore and his wife Melanie of Riverside. He also leaves 20 grandchildren, and 4 great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews that brought him great joy. He was predeceased by his brothers Leo, Thomas, Ambrose, James, Edward, William, Francis, and sister Kathleen Berg. A mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday February 25, 2014 at 11:00am in the chapel of The St. Jeanne Jugan Residence 964 Main St. Pawtucket , Relatives and friends are invited and may call at The Residence Tuesday morning 8:30 – 10:30. Burial with Military Honors will follow in St. Francis Cemetery, Pawtucket. In lieu of flowers donations to the Little Sisters of the Poor, 964 Main St. Pawt. RI, 02860 will be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to The Urquhart - Murphy Funeral Home,
Oldest-known Holocaust survivor dies at 110
LONDON (AP) — Alice Herz-Sommer, believed to be the oldest Holocaust survivor, died at age 110 on Sunday, a family member said. The accomplished pianist's death came just a week before her extraordinary story of surviving two years in a Nazi prison camp through devotion to music and her son is up for an Oscar. Herz-Sommer died in a hospital after being admitted Friday with health problems, daughter-in-law Genevieve Sommer said. "We all came to believe that she would just never die," said Frederic Bohbot, a producer of the documentary "The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life." ''There was no question in my mind, 'would she ever see the Oscars.'" The film, directed by Oscarwinning filmmaker Malcolm Clarke, has been nominated for best short documentary at the Academy Awards next Sunday. Another producer on the film, Nick Reed, said telling her story was a "life-changing experience." "Even as her energy slowly diminished, her bright spirit never faltered," she said. "Her life force was so strong we could never imagine her not being around." Herz-Sommer, her husband and her son were sent from Prague in 1943 to a concentration camp in the Czech city of Terezin — Theresienstadt in German — where inmates were allowed to stage concerts in which she frequently starred. An estimated 140,000 Jews were sent to Terezin and 33,430 died there. About 88,000 were moved on to Auschwitz and other death camps, where most of them were killed. HerzSommer and her son, Stephan, were among fewer than 20,000 who were freed when the notorious camp was liberated by the Soviet army in May 1945. Yet she remembered herself as "always laughing" during her time in Terezin, where the joy of making music kept them going.
Cumberland police pack heat at chili cook-off
was tasted and judged by those stopping in to support the FOP. CUMBERLAND – When “From what I understand, Cumberland Patrolmen we have some standard beef Joshua Vaughn and Greg chili, some venison chili, Pomfret decided to run a and even someone bringing fundraiser for the chicken chili,” Vaughn said. Cumberland Fraternal Order Some of the chili recipes of Police Lodge 14, they were for hot, hot chili, and wanted something a bit out some for mild. The contest of the ordinary. was judged by letting those And that’s why their event buying their $10 tickets samat the Cumberland Public ple each chili, or as many as Safety Union Hall at 7 Cray they could, and leaving their Street offered a bit of heat ticket with their chosen best. for its participants – the heat “The chef with the most of a chili contest. tickets at the end of the night “We wanted to put on a takes it all,” Vaughn said. real hot chili eating contest, The two officers went to like the Man-vs-Food prothe Municipal Police gram,” Vaughn said. To that Training academy together end, the first annual event and routinely work as partwas arranged to have 12 dif- ners during the five hours ferent contributors make their work shifts coincide. their best batch of chili and Which of the two is a better bring it on down the hall it judge of chili dishes remains
Seven-year-old Zachary Sweet takes a quick taste of his dad Pete Sweet’s “February Ain’t So Good It Will Cause An Accident Chili” before his dad can serve it during the Cumberland F.O.P. Chili Cook Off held at their union hall in Cumberland Saturday.
to be seen. “I don’t know if either of us can be described as a chilli expert,” Vaughn said. The idea was really just to have some fun while holding the fundraiser that will benefit FOP activities, programs and scholarship efforts
“This is the first time Greg and I have headed an activity for the FOP and I think it is a good way to meet all the people in the community,” he said. The evening also included entertainment by the acoustic band, “Just Visiting.”
Pawtucket Board of Appeals, Feb. 24, 6:30 p.m., City Hall Building/Fire Code Task Force, Feb. 26, 8:30 a.m., 137 Roosevelt Ave. Central Falls Central Falls Community Collaborative Meeting, March 13, 6 p.m., Central Falls Adams Library Woonsocket City Council, March 3, 7 p.m., Harris Hall Planning Board, March 4, 7 p.m., City Hall Cumberland Planning Board, Feb. 26, 7 p.m. Town Hall Town Council, March 6, 7:30 p.m., Town Hall Town Council, March 20, 7:30 p.m. Town Hall Zoning Board, March 12, 7 p.m., Town Hall Lincoln Zoning Board, March 5, 7 p.m., Town Hall Town Council, March 18, 7 p.m., Town Hall North Smithfield Zoning Board, Feb. 25, 7 p.m. Kendall Dean auditorium Budget Committee, Feb. 25, 6 p.m., North Smithfield Town Hall Town Council, March 3, 7 p.m.
Pawtucket Veterans’ Council to meet March 7
PAWTUCKET — The Pawtucket Veterans' Council will commence its seasonal meeting program on Friday afternoon, March 7, at Gatchell VFW Post at the intersection of Fountain and Blake streets. Nominations will be received for all offices. In the event a candidate for any office is unable to attend the March7 or April 4 meeting, a letter of intent or phone call will suffice for a declaration. The elections are scheduled to be held at the April 4 session at 2 p.m. Call Jack Lucas at 401-7250191 for information. All Pawtucket posts are asked to submit delegate changes.
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on the program. "We did it all in one week, Monday through Thursday," she said. "The shelters were an enormous help," she added because they identified the animals that met the criteria. McCullough was looking for a "medium sized dog with at least the energy to walk around disaster areas." The dog also had to be "affectionate, get along with other dogs and love people." She pretty much knew Butler would be the one the first time she saw him, she said. "He has a very cute face," she allowed, but explained she picked him over hundreds of other candidates because he is a "perfect mix of friendly demeanor and puppy energy." He wants to "say hello to every single person he sees," she said. Butler, about 18 months old, may also be part Australian cattle dog. He was picked up a stray. She has adopted him, and he will live with her and her two other therapy dogs, Bailey and Beckett. (The Gabby Dog readers may remember McCullough and Bailey went to Boston after the Marathon bombing to help people recover from that emotional shock.) So far, Butler has learned two commands — Sit and Down. “He's a little shaky on 'stay,'" she said, but overall, he's making good progress. After obedience, they start on his therapy dog certificate. She aims to have him trained in time for the spring “Storm Season,” anticipating tornados and floods in the Midwest. Meanwhile, he has his own Facebook page and his own Twitter account, like another famous weather dog. Schmitty The Weather Dog, of course, wrote the book on meteorology. Lately the little Yorkie with the flair for forecasting has been visiting schools with ABC-TV producer Ron Trotta and helping children learn about science, in addition to promoting causes that help pets. Butler is carving out a different niche in the weather game. He will be a "friendly, warm, wagging presence," McCullough said, ready to visits schools and hospitals and give people "comfort during one of the worst times of their lives." Just patting a dog can lift the spirit, she said. A dog can "normalize" the situation, and a dog can "remind people of home." Have a tip or a story idea? E-mail Margo Ann Sullivan at Follow The_Gabby_Dog on Twitter.
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Meet Butler, the Weather Channel’s first therapy dog
The Weather Channel has chosen its first weather therapy dog. Butler, a German Shepherd mix, made his television debut in Atlanta on Feb. 17, according to the American Humane Society’s Amy McCullough. “We’ve long known the benefits of animal-assisted therapy on communities reeling from tragedy,” she said, “and Butler will be able to provide just that – a sense of comfort, and maybe even some healing, for the people who need it most.” After he completes his therapy dog training, Butler and McCullough will travel once a month to disaster sites to help people through the aftermath of floods, tornadoes and hurricanes, she said. McCullough, national director of animal-assisted therapy, and the Weather Channel went on a nationwide search for a dog because the network decided to go beyond reporting and do something to help disaster victims. She discovered Butler at the Humane Society of Charlotte, N.C. “For the past few months, I’ve traveled the country as part of “The Search for The Weather Channel Therapy Dog,” she said. Hundreds of
Pet therapy program at the Harmony Library
GLOCESTER – The Harmony Library will offer the program, “Pet Therapy – Learn from the Experts,” tonight at 6:30 p.m. Participants can learn what it takes to work with pets in a variety of settings. Members of Tufts Paws for People will discuss both pet therapy and R.E.A.D. (Reading Education Assistance Dogs) programs. Some furry friends will accompany their trainers. Registration is required for this program. To register, call the Harmony Library at 949-2850. For information on other Harmony Library programs, visit the library’s website at
Butler, the Weather Channel’s first weather therapy dog, will travel once a month with his owner to disaster sites to help people through the aftermath of floods, tornadoes and hurricanes.
nominations poured in from viewers and from shelters. Earlier this month, McCullough narrowed the candidates down to five finalists. During the last week of the search, she flew to four shelters in four corners of the U.S. – Dallas, Denver, Charlotte and the Greater New York area, and the Weather Channel featured the dogs
Tinker Bell and Wendy celebrate the Chinese New Year at the Pawtucket Library. Submitted by owner Dawn Goff.
Smokey is an 8-10 year old male lab/collie mixed-breed dog available for adoption from the North Smithfield Animal Control Center. Smokey is up to date on shots and is ready for a new home. For more information and to obtain our visiting hours, please call 766-0377.
Meet Biscuits. She is a 3 year old fluffy orange tabby. We call her Biscuits because as soon as you talk to her she purrs and starts kneading. She is ready for her furrever home, as well as other sweeties at Woonsocket Animal Shelter.
Uxbridge to host rabies clinic March 16
Uxbridge. Rabies shots will be $15; microchips are available for $20. The clinic is open for residents of Uxbridge, Mendon and Douglas. It is sponsored in cooperation with Regional Animal Control. Please bring you current rabies certificate to get a three year shot. If there are any questions please call 508-278-6581. Uxbridge Dog Licenses will also be available to be purchased the day of the clinic.
UXBRIDGE — There will be a rabies clinic for dogs and cats held on Sunday, March 16, from 9 to 10 a.m. for cats and 10 a.m. to noon for dogs at the VCA Blackstone Valley Veterinary Hospital, 615 Douglas St., in
‘You and Your Itchy Pet’ at Weaver Library
Monday, March 3, at 7 p.m. According to the doctor and the team at Mass-RI Veterinary ER, this program will benefit anyone whose dog or cat licks his/her paws or scratches constantly, gets ear infections easily, has experienced hair loss or loss of pigment, and/or whose skin is redder than usual. Come ask lots of questions on dermatological issues, and improve your pet’s quality of life and your own. Weaver Library is located at 41 Grove Avenue, East Providence, RI. Questions? Contact the library at 401434-2453. This program is free and open to all.
EAST PROVIDENCE — Spring is coming soon, as is allergy season for humans and for pets. Weaver Library, 41 Grove Ave., invites you to a slide talk “You and Your Itchy Pet: Commonly Asked Questions” to be given by Veterinary Dermatologist Dr. Ursula Oberkirchner, DVM, DACVD, DECVD on
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Simba is friendly 8 year old short haired tabby male. He came to the shelter with his sister Tessa because they were not getting along with the family dog. Simba was very shy at first being at the shelter but now he really enjoys being pet and playtime. He is a real love bug!! He would do best in an adult home, either as the only animal or with his sister. If you are interested in adopting Simba and his sister Tessa, please ask a staff member about a reduced adoption fee. For more information on Baxter, please call or visit our shelter. The RISPCA is located at 186 Amaral Street, Riverside, RI. You can reach us at 401-4388150. Hours are Monday thru Friday 10am to 4:30pm and Saturday 10am to 4pm.
Baxter is a 6-year-old Beagle mix. Baxter was brought to the Rhode Island SPCA because his owner was ill and no longer able to care for him. He would do best in a home with no other animals and no very young children. Baxter has a ton of personality. He already has a lot of training and knows a variety of commands. Baxter loves receiving hugs and butt scratches. He is a very smart boy and listens well. For more information on Baxter, please call or visit our shelter. The RISPCA is located at 186 Amaral Street, Riverside, RI. You can reach us at 401-4388150. Hours are Monday thru Friday 10am to 4:30pm and Saturday 10am to 4pm.
Calvin is a 1½ year old, short haired tiger that is ready for adoption. He is such a sweetheart and loves to cuddle. He tested positive for FIV and would need to be in a house with no other cats or with other FIV positive cats. He would also do best in a quiet house with no small children. He is such a sweetheart and loves to cuddle. Please check out our facebook page for more information or call the shelter. The Woonsocket Cat Sanctuary is located at 266 Mendon Rd in Woonsocket and you can reach us at 401-7654174. Our hours are Sundays & Wed 11-1, Mon, Tues, Thurs & Friday 9-11:30am and 5:307:30pm and Saturdays 9 to 11:30am.
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Tolman High School names honor roll students for 1st semester
High Honors Zahra M. Ahmed Mabelis L. Feliz Jordyn R. Shottek Honors Gidiony R. Alves Joshua M. Amaral Raquel P. Banks Michelle N. Baptista Ashley M. Bazin Ryan M. Blain Gabriel Burgo Corey N. Caldas Juliana Calle Amy R. Calverley Amanda J. Champagne Jonathan F. Consoli Aronis Cornelio Fatoumata B. Diallo Marcus Dias Thomas J. Dineen Zachary O. Farquharson Alexis D. Figueroa Ashley Figueroa Deandra Flynn Carline E. Gayrey Salas Freddy A. German Stephanie H. Greenberg Andrew R. Howe Ashley R. Ise Catherine M. Jacobo Cory Letendre Kaytlin A. Lin William E. Barrios Paige L. Bizier Kalliah L. Burrell Hector Catalan James R. Chelton Alexandra P. DeAndrade Joseph J. Degros Mallorie E. Dent Dalton Deshaies Halimatou Diallo Loydmillia S. Dos Reis Ben M. Duarte Alyssa L. Gagnon Jamie L. Hagerty Aliyeh N. Halloway Haidar N. Halloway Ashley A. Hilario Kolby L. Jenkins Demarko J. Ketchuck Brianna L. Laferriere Hannah M. McPherson Sharon A. Mends Joanna O. Olaoye Anthony W. Otero Alisyn G. Parker Kelsey E. Pedro Sashoy T. Powell Kevin E. Ramos Michelle M. Reynoso Stephanie M. Rivera Jonathan D. Rodriguez Isabella A. Rondeau Ruben G. Rubio Samantha T. Saldua Miranda L. Segalla Haley A. Sousa Stephanie G. Tavares Leinni Valdez Lisbeth Valdez Jayda M. Vaz-Barros Tyrique M. Wilson
PAWTUCKET — Tolman High School announces the first semester honor roll.
Local students named to deans’ lists for fall semester
MEDFORD, Mass. — Tufts University recently announced the Dean's List for the Fall 2013 semester. Among these students are: Anthony Cannistra of Cumberland; Jonathan Duval of Manville; Caitlyn Lahousse of Cumberland; Benjamin Averill of Seekonk; Genesis Garcia of Central Falls; Kayla Holland of Attleboro; Angus Schaefer of Attleboro. ies Mechanical Engineering Seraphim Le, of Cumberland, who studies Physics Timothy Piette, of Glendale, who studies Materials Engineering John Spangenberger, of Cumberland, who studies Electrical Engineering Austin Trindade, of Cumberland, who studies Electrical Engineering Cheleen Burke of Cumberland, is a fourth-year student in the international studies program in RIT's College of Liberal Arts. Derek Cloos of Pawtucket, is a third-year student in the electrical engineering program in RIT's Kate Gleason College of Engineering. Lucas Duffey of Seekonk is a fourth-year student in the information security and forensics program in RIT's B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences. Matthew Hill is a third-year student in the physics program in RIT's College of Science. Rachel Silva of Cumberland is a fourthyear student in the computational mathematics program in RIT's College of Science. Daniel Vasilew of Cumberland is a firstyear student in the business program in RIT's National Technical Institute for the Deaf. Kyle Gensler, of Attleboro, who studies Civil Engineering Cameron Molloy, of Attleboro, who studies Electrical Engineering Spencer Weiner, of Pawtucket, who studies Computer Science Mitchell Gaboury of Cumberland Kathryn Martin of Lincoln
COLCHESTER, Vt. — The following local residents were named to the fall 2013 Dean's List at Saint Michael's College, a liberal arts and sciences, residential Catholic college located in Burlington, Vermont, one of the top 10 college towns in America: Rebecca T. Bessette, daughter of Richard and Robin Bessette of Cumberland, a Senior Environmental Studies major, who graduated from Bishop Feehan High School before coming to Saint Michael's. Laura K. Sullivan, daughter of James and Karen Sullivan of Cumberland, a Sophomore Elementary Education and English major, who graduated from Cumberland High School before coming to Saint Michael's. Stephen D. Swick, son of Gilbert and Katherine Swick of Attleboro, a Sophomore Exploratory major, who graduated from Bishop Feehan High School before coming to Saint Michael's.
standing academic accomplishments by being named to the Dean's List for this past semester. The following local students were named to the Dean's List for the Fall 2013 semester: David Wright of Cumberland Jordan Wright of Cumberland
FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Fairfield University has announced that the following local residents have been named to the Dean's List for the fall 2013 semester: Alyssa Ciccarone, a resident of Lincoln Brenna Guyette, a resident of Lincoln Mary Kilsey, a resident of Lincoln Karly Laliberte, a resident of Pawtucket Nicole Lambi, a resident of Cumberland Mackenzie McBurney, a resident of Pawtucket
TEMPE, Ariz. — Patrick Nosal of Cumberland received academic honors from the College of Health Solutions at Arizona State University by making the University's Dean's List for the fall 2013 semester.
ROCHESTER, NY — The following local residents made the Dean's List for Fall 2013 semester at Rochester Institute of Technology: Cheleen Burke of Cumberland is a fourthyear student in the international studies program in RIT's College of Liberal Arts. Matthew Hill of Cumberland is a thirdyear student in the physics program in RIT's College of Science. Rachel Silva of Cumberland is a fourthyear student in the computational mathematics program in RIT's College of Science. Daniel Vasilew of Cumberland is a firstyear student in the business program in RIT's National Technical Institute for the Deaf.
EASTON, Mass. — Stonehill College recently named the following local residents to its Dean's List for the Fall 2013 semester. Cumberland resident Samantha M. Bertherman, a member of the Class of 2017. Attleboro resident Amanda N. Berthold, a member of the Class of 2016. Attleboro resident Jaron S. Cote, a member of the Class of 2015. Cumberland resident Philip W. Gasbarro, a member of the Class of 2014. Cumberland resident Melissa E. Mardo, a member of the Class of 2017. Attleboro resident Kevin M. McNamara, a member of the Class of 2016. Cumberland resident Emily L. Ratcliffe, a member of the Class of 2016. Seekonk resident Brittany M. Wickham, a member of the Class of 2017. Lincoln resident Tayla A. Zammarelli, a member of the Class of 2014.
NEWARK, Del. — Giorgio Marchione has been named to the University of Delaware's Dean's List for the 2013 fall semester. Marchione is from Attleboro.
WHITEWATER, Wis. — Connor Bradbury from Attleboro has made the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater dean's list for the 2013 fall semester.
TROY, NY — About 3,250 students at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute were named to the Dean's List for the Fall 2013 semester. Dean's List recipients include: Laura Antoniello, of Harrisville, who studies Electronic Media, Arts, and Communications Daniel Bissonnette, of Cumberland, who studies Environmental Engineering Luke Creamer, of Lincoln, who studies Biology Joseph Lapierre, of Mapleville, who stud-
HAMDEN, Conn. — Matthew Spader of Cumberland and Amanda Joubert of Attleobor have been named to the dean's list at Quinnipiac University for the Fall 2013 semester.
LONGVIEW, Texas — LeTourneau University students were recognized for out-
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. — Merrimack College has announced the names of students who have achieved Dean's List Status for Fall 2013. Fred Inman of Chepachet
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‘Pompeii’: Haven’t we seen this all before?
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"Game of Thrones: The Complete Third Season," on Bluray and DVD The fourth season of HBO's critically acclaimed "Game of Thrones" begins April 6, giving you plenty of time to catch up on Season 3, which covers the first half of George R.R. Martin's novel "A Storm of Swords." Those of you who missed the third season (and have managed to avoid spoilers) will finally learn what the "Red Wedding" is all about — a "bloody and horrifying high/low point" that Washington Post TV critic Hank Stuever named one of his best moments of 2013. And yes, that's an even larger dragon on the cover; Daenerys Targaryen's firebreathing babies are growing up faster than you can say "valar morghulis." Extras include audio commentaries with cast and crew, deleted and extended scenes and introductions to new characters, including the wildlings. — John Taylor
"Pompeii" has a killer ending. Billowing clouds of ash swallow the ancient Roman town and fireballs rain down from above; whole city blocks slide into the sea and a tsunami tears through the streets, leveling everything in its path. When Mount Vesuvius erupts — feel free to direct spoiler complaints to Pliny the Younger — the movie is completely absorbing. You just have to sit through more than an hour of derivative plot and tired dialogue to get there. The similarities between "Gladiator" and "Pompeii" are hard to overstate. In both cases you have a warrior who's enslaved after his family is murdered. In both cases he turns out to have an exceptional talent for killing people, he befriends an African gladiator and he falls in love with a woman leagues above his social standing. But only in "Pompeii" does the protagonist talk to horses. Milo is the last member of a Celtic tribe of equestrians who are massacred by
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Kit Harington and Emily Browning in “Pompeii,” a film with a lot of derivative plot and tired dialogue.
Roman soldiers led by Corvus (Kiefer Sutherland) and his right-hand man Proculus (Sasha Roiz). Milo manages to escape his parents' fate at age 6, but he's
scooped up, enslaved and, years later, becomes a killing machine who can enter an arena unarmed and take out three sword-wielding opponents. Milo (Kit Harington
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from "Game of Thrones") could be a star if he weren't stuck in provincial Londinium. And so he's sent to Pompeii. Along the way he meets Cassia (Emily Browning), the daughter of a powerful politician, and notices that the two people he'd most like to kill — Corvus and Proculus — also happen to be in town. To make matters worse, Corvus has his eye on Cassia. Most of the movie is taken up by scene after scene of gladiatorial games, but when Milo isn't fighting, he's sharing passionate looks with Cassia and steely glares with Corvus. None of this really matters once the ground begins to shake and Vesuvius wakes from its slumber. Then the movie transitions from a "Gladiator" clone to a less successful Roland Emmerich catastrophe pic. Say what you will about the man behind "White House Down" and "Independence Day," but the character developments in those movies look pretty good compared to the scant dialogue and simplistic personalities in Milo's world. That being said, "Pompeii" does Emmerich one better in the special effects depart-
ment. Paul W.S. Anderson, best known for the "Resident Evil" franchise and 2011's "The Three Musketeers," creates some harrowing simulations of the disaster. It's enough to make you want him to ditch the story altogether, because as soon as we're back on the ground with Corvus in a chariot chased by Milo, some of the images are so clearly computer-generated that the drama drains right out of the moment. Harington's star is on the rise. He'll star opposite Jeff Bridges and Julianne Moore in the upcoming film "The Seventh Son," and he's signed on for the movie adaptation of the popular British television series "Spooks." Yet his first starring role doesn't showcase what he can do from an acting standpoint. Harington transformed his body for the role, but here's the real disaster: His startlingly defined sixpack abs are the most memorable part of his character. One and a half stars. PG13. Contains intense battle sequences, disaster-related action and brief sexual content. 105 minutes Ratings Guide: Four stars masterpiece, three stars very good, two stars OK, one star poor, no stars waste of time.
MOVIES: "Pompeii" "3 Days to Kill" "If You Build It" "In Secret" "Omar" "The Pretty One" "The Wind Rises"
BOOKS: "The Museum of Extraordinary Things," by Alice Hoffman "A Burnable Book," by Bruce Holsinger "Concealed in Death," by J.D. Robb
ALBUMS: "Music Speaks," Candice Glover "Motivational Jumpsuit," Guided by Voices "Past Life," Lost in the Trees "Voices," Phantogram
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WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. — Kiss won't rock and roll all night — or at any point during the day, either — when they are inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April, the band said Sunday. The 40-year-old group is unable to agree on which lineup should perform during the April 10 ceremony in New York City, and has decided not to plug in at all. The dispute concerns whether original members Ace Frehley and Peter Criss would join Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley in a live performance, or whether the current lineup of Stanley, Simmons, Eric Singer and Tommy Thayer would play instead. In a message on its website, Kiss said it won't perform with any lineup, calling it "an emotional situation where there is
no way to please everyone." "Our intention was to celebrate the entire history of Kiss and give credit to all members, including longtime present members Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer, and additionally Bruce Kulick and Eric Carr all who have made this band what it is, regardless of the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame's point of view," the band wrote on its web site. "Although Kiss has moved forward far longer without them, Ace and Peter are at the very foundation of what we have built and this would all be impossible had they not been a part of it in the beginning." The band made no mention of former guitarists Vinnie Vincent, who helped kick off the band's unmasked era, or Mark St. John, who was with the band briefly in 1984 and who died in 2007. "It is over 13 years since the original lineup has played
together in makeup and we believe the memory of those times would not be enhanced," Kiss wrote on its site. "To bring this to a quick end, we have decided not to play in any line-up, and we will focus our attention on celebrating our induction into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame." The festering dispute was brought to a boil when Frehley called into Eddie Trunk's syndicated radio show Friday night to say that Simmons and Stanley had rejected a reunion with the original four members for the induction. "They just shot down any type of reunion with us," Frehley said during the broadcast. "It's very frustrating. It's what the fans wanted, it's what the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame wanted, and it's not gonna happen. You don't want to do something for the fans after 40 years of them supporting you?"
Blackstone Valley
THE TIMES, Monday, February 24, 2014 — B1
College basketball
Personal Satisfaction Friars hold
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off Butler for key road win
Cotton delivers once again in 87-81 victory
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Providence avoided a potentially resume-wrecking loss to Butler Sunday night and moved a step closer to its first NCAA tournament appearance in 10 years. Bryce Cotton scored 28 points, 11 straight during a decisive first-half run, and LaDontae Henton added 15 points to lead Providence in an 87-81 win. The Friars (18-10, 8-7 Big East), whose NCAA tournament resume couldn't afford a loss to the Big East's second-worst team, put considerable distance between themselves and Butler with a 154 run in the first half. During the swing, Cotton scored 11 consecutive. With the win, Providence inched closer to an elusive tournament bid and rights itself after a tough double-overtime loss to No. 9 Villanova earlier in the week. "It's the elephant in the room, but you've got to take it one game at a time," Providence coach Ed Cooley said. Kellen Dunham scored 25 points and Khyle Marshall chipped in 22 for the Bulldogs (12-15, 213) who have now lost six straight. Dunham finished 9 of 16 and 3 of 8 from deep, while Marshall was 10 of 17 from the field. Kameron Woods added 10 rebounds. The Bulldogs used a 15-2 run, with nine points from Dunham, to take a 50-48 lead early in the second half. Three turnovers from Providence opened the door for Butler. Butler remained within striking distance in the game's final minutes, but saw any chance of an upset slip away when Alex Barlow fouled Cotton on a 3-point attempt. Cotton knocked down all three foul shots to put his team up 80-72 with 1:26 remaining. "We battled, but unfortunately we did not play smart enough at the end of that basketball game to come out on top," Butler coach Brandon Miller said. Cotton took over midway through the first half. He and Josh Fortune, who scored 12 of his 14 points in the first period, put Providence up 46-33 at halftime. Cotton finished 5 of 7 from three-point range and all five Friars starters finished in double figures. Cotton, the nation's minutes-per-game leader, and Fortune never came out of the game. "Bryce was Bryce again," Cooley said. "In our
See FRIARS, page B3
Cumberland’s Jack Bauer couldn’t have been more pleased with the way he performed at Sunday’s Boys Swimming Championships. Bauer placed second in the 100-yard butterfly and fourth in the 100-yard backstroke. He achieved personal-best timings in both events.
Clippers’ Bauer thrilled with results at states; Sentinels end Hawks’ reign as boys’ champ
By JON BAKER PROVIDENCE — Cumberland High junior Jack Bauer created a bit of personal history on Sunday afternoon. And, in the interim, the male aquamen hailing from Smithfield High manufactured a team triumph for the ages. Bauer didn't claim either one of his specialties at these Rhode Island Interscholastic Boys Swimming Championships, held at Brown University's Katherine Moran Coleman Aquatics Center, but couldn't have been more ecstatic about tying for second in the 100-yard butterfly or placing fourth in the 100-yard backstroke. Here's why: In the former, he mustered a best-ever clocking of 52.78 to knot Coventry senior Shaun Vigeant, then earned another PR in the latter in 55.39. See BAUER, page B3
Lions’ Westrick toughs it out, earns third in 50-yard freestyle
PROVIDENCE — For someone who had been treated for a 102-degree-plus temperature and other flu-like symptoms since Wednesday, Lincoln High sophomore Mollie Westrick stated she was rather pleased with her third-place finish in the 50-yard freestyle at the R.I. Interscholastic Girls Swimming Championships on Sunday night. Given her still-weak state, who could argue? She hustled to a solid clocking of 24.88, but ended up finishing behind 50 champion Haley Ryan of Barrington by six one-hundredths of a second (24.82). Actually, Emily Landon of North Kingstown landed the runner-up spot in the event, just .01 in back of Ryan. All told, the Lions took eighth overall with Kenzi 100 points, only 15 shy of seventh-place McCormick Cumberland. Other significant area placements included Cumberland senior Kenzi McCormick, who after taking ninth in the 200 freestyle (2:02.88) claimed fourth in the 100 butterfly (1:02.12); and sophomore teammate Kayleigh Canavan, who managed See WESTRICK, page B3
Different paths, but same result for Kahn-Clary, Falowo
Pawtucket pair dish out some home cooking at Twin River
By ERIC BENEVIDES LINCOLN — After a 14-month odyssey that saw him venture through five different states outside of New England and earn seven wins along the way, Toka Kahn-Clary was more than delighted to come home to Rhode Island this past weekend and fight in front of his family and friends. Fighting in the co-feature of Classic Entertainment & Sports’ aptly-named “Home Sweet Home” card at the Twin River Event Center, Kahn-Clary gave his gathering of fans a surge of excitement by knocking out Miami’s Carlos Fulgencio 1:10 into the second round of their featherweight fight. “I really wanted to have a good fight in front of my friends and family,” said Kahn-Clary as he was all smiles afterwards, receiving hugs and well-wishes from some of his fans. “It’s too bad I can’t fight here more often, but I was happy to be able to come here and perform the way I did.” After dominating Fulgencio (19-13-1, 12 KOs) in the opening round, KahnClary (10-0, 7 KOs) turned up the volume in the second, and thanks to some quick, powerful body shots, dropped his opponent to the canvas three times in a 70-second span. The first knockdown came just 32 seconds into the round near Fulgencio’s corner, and after Fulgenico returned to his feet, Kahn-Clary quickly landed two body shots in the middle of the ring that dropped Fulgencio to one knee. Again, Fulgencio got back up, and again, Kahn-Clary sent him reeling to the mat, this time with a right hook that nearly sent Fulgencio under the ropes and out of the ring and forced referee Ricky Gonzalez to mercifully stop the fight. “My trainer (Peter Manfredo Sr.) and I have been working on them,” the Top Rank Boxing prospect said of the body shots. “We were happy with the way See FALOWO, page B3
THOMAS FALOWO ... a win is still a win
TOKA KAHN-CLARY ... perfect record still intact
Not about to rest on his laurels
Bogaerts still thinks he has something to prove after strong debut with Sox
But the humility of the mature-beyond-his-years native of Aruba impresses manager John Farrell. "It's refreshing to not think that he's entitled to anything because of either the reputation he's already generated at the minor league level or the accolades that he's receiving outwardly," Farrell said, "to stay committed to what his work is and to know that this is a humbling game." Bogaerts was called up to the majors for the first time on Aug. 19 and played 18 regular-season games. He had just 44 at-bats, with 11 hits, but Farrell had enough faith to use him in 12 of Boston's 16 postseason games, 11 at third base, a new position for him. He started the last eight games, including all six
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Just three weeks past his 21st birthday, Xander Bogaerts stood on baseball's biggest stage for the first time and showed he belonged. He helped the P Capuano Boston Red Sox win shaping up as the World Series last year. Now he's in a smart move spring training, still trying to prove he fits for Boston in — as their starting — See page B2 shortstop. "Hopefully, this year I can win the job," Bogaerts said. With no competition in camp, he has that job.
in the World Series, in place of a slumping third baseman Will Middlebrooks. If Bogaerts was nervous, it didn't show. "You have to be really locked in," he said. "You have to be focused. You have to pay attention to all the details. It's no time for mistakes or if there are mistakes, let it be very small. It was a lot of pressure, a lot of butterflies, nerves before the game, but you try to control it during the game.” His World Series numbers weren't outstanding — five hits in 21 at-bats and one error in nine PAWTUCKET RED SOX photo chances. But he singled and scored the go-ahead run in Boston's 3-1 win in Game 5 against the St. The Red Sox are counting on Xander Louis Cardinals. Bogaerts to continue on the fast track to See BOGAERTS, page B2 major league success.
Boys’ hockey
Monday, February 24, 2014
REGIONAL MSC set for rematch with Hawks SCOREBOARD Clippers improve to 15-0; Broncos rebounds from OT loss
WOONSOCKET — Keith Phaneuf’s power-play goal off a pass from Marc Squizzero with 1:24 to play enabled Mount St. Charles to defeat La Salle, 3-2, on Saturday night in their Division ICimini showdown at Adelard Arena. Now 14-3, the Mounties have one more regular-season game left before they head into the playoffs to defend their state title. And it’s a big one – they will head to Thayer Arena on Saturday for a 7:30 p.m. showdown against Bishop Hendricken that could decide the regularseason title. The Hawks are 11-2-2, and in addition to taking on the Mounties, they have games this week against Coventry and Burrillville. Against the Rams (8-6-3), Mount also received goals from Tom Crudele in the first period and Daniel Allen in the second. Allen’s goal, with 2:30 on the clock, tied the score at 2-2. The Mounties, who didn’t commit a single penalty in the game, also outshot the Rams, 43-29, and received 27 stops from goalie Brian Larence. an assist, and Matt Barrette was also good for multiple assists. Mark Pasquariello also had a splendid game between the pipes, stopping 34 of 37 shots. For the Saints, who will take on another team on the playoff bubble, South Kingstown, today at 3 p.m. at URI’s Boss Arena, SRA’s Mark Carrara and Zach Librizzi and Wheeler’s Justin Katz provided the goals, and another SRA player, Nathan Duffy, added a pair of assists.
MONDAY BOYS Basketball Mount Hope at Davies, 6:15 p.m.; North Smithfield at Pilgrim, 6;30 p.m.; Central Falls at Lincoln, St. Raphael at Mount Pleasant, Middletown at Mount St. Charles, 7 p.m. Hockey St. Raphael/Providence Country Day/Wheeler Co-op vs. South Kingstown (at URI’s Boss Arena), 3 p.m. GIRLS Basketball Lincoln at Johnston, East Providence at Central Falls, Pilgrim at St. Raphael, Cranston West at Cumberland, 7 p.m.
Cumberland downs E.G., improves to 15-0 in Div. II
WOONSOCKET — boosted the best record in Division II to a perfect 15-0 on Saturday night by rolling to a 5-1 win over South Kingstown in their crossover contest at Adelard Arena. Greg Wellington and Jamie Casilli each had two goals and an assists for the Clippers (15-0), and goalie Leo Lake enjoyed one of his finest games of the season, turning away 32 of the 33 shots he faced. Jason Donnelly also scored for the Clippers, who produced three power-play goals in the contest and took 38 shots on the Rebels, and Jake Salisbury also received credit for three assists. A night earlier, the Clippers were contesting East Greenwich back at Adelard and holding a 3-0 lead in the second period, only to see the game suspended with 3:11 to go due to unsafe ice conditions. A hole in the ice was discovered in one of the goal creases. The RIIL will determine this week whether or not this contest will go in the book as a complete game and need to be resume from when it was halted.
TUESDAY BOYS Basketball St. Raphael at La Salle, Davies at Mount St. Charles, Burrillville at North Smithfield, Tolman at Shea, North Providence at Cumberland, 7 p.m.; Woonsocket at Smithfield, 7:15 p.m. GIRLS Basketball Davies at Hope, 4 p.m., Johnston at Burrillville, Woonsocket at Ponaganset, Mount Hope at Tolman, 7 p.m.
Cranston co-op team. And this time, the Broncos were able to skate off with a victory, posting a 5-2 victory over their hosts at the Cranston Vets Arena. The Broncos, who are 3-10-3 in Division I-Eccleston action, received a hat trick from Chad Stone, who netted his final two goals in the final 4:17 to put away the Falcons (7-8-1). Burrillville took a 2-0 lead after a period of play on goals by Zach Bertholic and Stone. Cranston managed to make it a 32 game in the opening minutes of the third period, but Stone foiled the Falcons’ comeback bid in the game’s final minutes. Tyler Kearney also had a superb game for Burrillville with a second-period goal and assists on Stone’s final two goals. Nick Koprusak and Riley Tupper also had multiple assists, and goalie Kyle Wilkinson stopped 15 shots, as the Broncos outshot the Falcons, 29-17.
WEDNESDAY GIRLS Basketball Mount St. Charles at Lincoln, La Salle at Cumberland, 7 p.m. THURSDAY GIRLS Basketball FRIDAY BOYS Hockey Cumberland vs. North Smithfield (Levy Rink), 6 p.m.; Hendricken at Burrillville, 7;30 p.m.; St. Raphael/PCD/Wheeler Co-op vs. Lincoln (Lynch Arena), Woonsocket at West Warwick/EWG Co-op, 8 p.m. Wrestling R.I. State Championships, preliminaries (Providence Career & Technical Academy field house), 4:30 p.m. GIRLS Basketball Middletown at Shea, 6 p.m.; St. Raphael at Mount Pleasant, Rogers at Central Falls, Burrillville at Lincoln, North Providence at Mount St. Charles, Cumberland at Ponaganset, Tolman at Tiverton, Smithfield at Woonsocket, 7 p.m. SATURDAY BOYS Hockey West Warwick/EWG Co-op vs. Scituate/Tolman Co-op (Cranston Rink), 6:10 p.m.; Coventry at Burrillville, 7 p.m.; Mount St. Charles at Hendricken, Cumberland vs. Lincoln (Lynch Arena), 7:30 p.m.; East Greenwich at St. Raphael/PCD/Wheeler Co-op, 9 p.m. Wrestling R.I. State Championships, (Providence Career & Technical Academy field house), 10 p.m. Indoor Track New England Championships (Reggie Lewis Track Center), Noon. GIRLS Indoor Track New England Championships (Reggie Lewis Track Center), 7 p.m.
Scituate/Tolman co-op team splits games, stays at .500
North Smithfield defeats SRA/PCD/Wheeler co-op team
PAWTUCKET — North Smithfield erased the sting from its 6-1 setback to Lincoln on Friday night by winning its fourth game in its last five outings, defeating the St. Raphael/Providence Country Day/Wheeler co-op team, 7-3, in their Division II-North showdown at Lynch Arena. The playoff-bound Northmen, who are 12-5, scored the contest’s final three goals in the final 13½ minutes of play to down their co-op opponent, which is 9-6 and fighting for a playoff berth. Riley Boucher had a big game for the Northmen with three goals and a pair of assists, while Kyle Evangelista scored N.S.’s first two goals of the final period. Noah Menard also contributed a goal 3:33 into the contest and added a pair of assists, Dylan Narodowy had a goal and
Shea at Davies, 5:30 p.m.
Stone helps Burrillville beat Cranston co-op squad
CRANSTON — Less than 24 hours after playing an excellent game against Mount St. Charles that resulted in an overtime loss, Burrillville brought out its best again on Saturday night against the
BURRILLVILLE — The Scituate/Tolman co-op team maintained its hold on fourth place in the Division III standings after recording a 4-2 win over East Providence and then dropping a 4-2 verdict to Ponaganset this past weekend at Levy Arena. Three Tolman seniors found the stat sheet in these games. Jared Pedro had a goal and an assist in the win over the Townies, while against the Chieftains, Kris Wallace scored and Pedro had an assist. Teddy Reall also contributed an assist in each game. The co-op squad, which is 8-8, will hold its Senior Night on Friday at 9:30 p.m. at Lynch Arena against East Providence, and on Saturday, they will take on the West Warwick/Exeter-West Greenwich co-op team, which is 14-2 and tied for first place in the league with Narragansett.
Capuano could prove major asset for Boston
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Chris Capuano took the field in the uniform of the team he rooted for while growing up in Massachusetts. The left-hander worked out for the first time with the Boston Red Sox on Saturday after signing a $2.25 million, one-year contract. Having grown up in West Springfield, Mass., "definitely played a part" in his decision to sign with the Red Sox after spending the past two seasons with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Capuano recalled his disappointment when the Red Sox lost the World Series to the New York Mets in seven games in 1986. "I was 8 years old," he said. "I can remember being devastated. As a kid, I grew up watching the Sox and really following them, so when I was out in the backyard playing Whiffle Ball with my friends we would always imagine ourselves on the mound at Fenway. So it's kind of cool to come back and maybe have a chance to do that." Fenway Park is one stadium where he hasn't pitched as a major leaguer, although he did pitch and play left field there during a high school all-star game between teams from Massachusetts and Connecticut. His wife is from Grafton, about an hour from Boston, so "it really is going to be like coming home for us," he said. Capuano has started 209 of his 238 major-league games, going 73-83 with a 4.26 ERA. He likely will be used out of the bullpen and, if the need arises, as a sixth starter behind Jon Lester, Clay Buchholz, John Lackey, Jake Peavy and Felix Doubront. He assumes the role Ryan Dempster would have filled had Dempster not decided to take 2014 off for physical and personal reasons. The Red Sox announced Capuano's signing on Saturday and placed Dempster, who had one year left on his contract, on the restricted list. "Last year we were in a situation with the Dodgers where we had eight good starting pitchers coming out of spring
Massachusetts native happy for chance to pitch for hometown team
Saturday, March 1 PAWTUCKET — Irish 5K (Race 1 Tour de Patrick),11 a.m., City Hall, Roosevelt Avenue (First race of Tour de Patrick. 5K race followed Pawtucket St. Patrick Parade) Contact: Irish Five K (Tour de Patrick). 1401-952-6333. Saturday, March 8 PROVIDENCE — St Pats 5K (Race 2 Tour de Patrick), 11:15 a.m., Rhode Island State House, Smith Street Route 44, Near Francis And Hayes Streets (5K run/walk followed by the Providence St Patricks Day Parade)Contact: St Pats Five K (Tour de Patrick). 1-401-952-6333.
Girls’ basketball
Cavaliers run past Northmen in matchup of Division III unbeatens
PROVIDENCE — The showdown between the Division III’s two unbeaten teams on Saturday was a letdown, as twotime champion Juanita Sanchez handed visiting North Smithfield a lopsided 73-28 defeat. The Cavaliers, who are 12-0, held a 35-7 lead at the break and had four of its starters score double figures and three of them wind up with double-doubles. Juanita Sanchez has won 11 of its 12 games by 34 or more points. Samantha Kent’s 10 points led the way for the Northmen, who fall to 10-1 in league action.
training. It wasn't long before I got a chance to start there," Capuano said, but "I'm ready to just contribute any way I can." He made the NL all-star team in 2006, one of his five seasons with the Milwaukee Brewers, when he went 1112 with a 4.26 ERA. He missed the 2008 and 2009 seasons after his second Tommy John elbow-ligament replacement surgery then returned to the Brewers in 2010 before going 1112 with a 4.55 ERA in 2011 with the New York Mets. Last year with the Dodgers, Capuano pitched his first two games in relief then started 20 straight games before pitching his last two out of the bullpen. He was 47 with a 4.26 ERA and said the Dodgers weren't interested in bringing him back. That gave him a chance to pitch for the Red Sox. "Boston's got a great history, a storied organization," Capuano said. "Who wouldn't want to be a part of that as a player?"
Bogaerts should bring SS stability
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Girls’ hockey Scoring woes continue for Broncos
BURRILLVILLE — The Burrillville/Ponaganset co-op team endured its third straight shutout defeat on Saturday night, dropping a 5-0 decision to La Salle in their Division I-Emma contest at Levy Arena. A night earlier, the Broncos suffered a 1-0 loss to the Warwick co-op team at the Smithfield Ice Rink. The Broncos, who conclude their regular season at .500 (8-81) and in fourth place in the standings, will now turn their attention to the playoffs. They will kick off a best-of-three, semifinalround series on Friday night against either La Salle or Warwick.
Boys’ basketball Mounties come up short
WARWICK — Mount St. Charles did its best to battle back from a 12-point halftime deficit on Saturday in its Division III crossover contest on the road against Toll Gate, but the Titans were able to hold on for a 46-44 victory. Alex Lataille scored a game-high 19 points for the Mounties, who are 3-13, and Eddie Reinhardt added eight.
And he had the poise and plate discipline of a veteran. "Pretty remarkable when you consider the age and limited number of atbats, even on the professional level as a whole," Farrell said. At 6-foot-3 and 185 pounds, Bogaerts has good range in the field and power potential at the plate. The Red Sox thought so much of him that they traded Jose Iglesias, a shortstop prospect who had been ahead of him in their system, to the Detroit Tigers on July 30. They also chose not to re-sign Stephen Drew, last year's starting shortstop. Now Bogaerts can focus on one position. "I need work on everything," he said. "Slow grounders, ball up the middle, backhand. But the most important
thing for me is try to make the outs on the routine plays." He also needs to work more with Dustin Pedroia. The second baseman will have a new double-play partner for the fourth straight season. "The ability's through the roof," Pedroia said. "He's willing to put the time in and learn and get better every day and the sky's the limit for him." One thing he already is outstanding at is his maturity. "I try to act like a grown person," said Bogaerts, who speaks four languages. "I'm still 21, though, but you just have to do the things the right way, see the way the veteran players go about this business and stuff, especially baseball-wise." "So, off the field, hopefully I don't have any problems. I don't go out a lot and I don't drink, so that definitely
helps you stay away from trouble." The Red Sox spotted his potential early, signing him in August 2009 as an international free agent when he was just 16. He hit .314 in the Dominican Summer League in 2010 and .260 with 16 homers at Single-A Greenville in 2011. The next year he batted .302 with 15 homers at Single-A Salem and .326 at Double-A Portland. And last year, he hit .311 at Portland, .284 at Triple-A Pawtucket and .250 at Boston. "He's on the right path," Farrell said. Last year, Bogaerts left major league spring training camp early to play for the Netherlands in the World Baseball Classic. This year, he's headed for the opening day shortstop job with the Red Sox. "Hopefully, I'm here to stay," Bogaerts said, "and I'm here for a long time."
On The Banner
January 14, 2014 - Lady Broncos senior forward Victoria Libby (21) goes to the hoop to score early in the first half over Lincoln at Burrillville Tuesday night. Lincoln defenders Kellyn Dyer (12), McKenzie Cavanaugh (14) and Shirley Carrington (2) look on, at right. Ernest A. Brown/RIMG photo.
Sound Tigers hold P-Bruins in check
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — The Providence Bruins fell to the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, 2-1, Sunday afternoon. Justin Florek scored the lone P-Bruins goal, while Malcolm Subban made 15 saves. In the opening period, the P-Bruins took the lead on a power play goal at the 2:34 mark. Tommy Cross shot the puck toward Sound Tigers netminder Kenny Reitar who made the initial save, before Florek picked up the puck and scored his 14th goal of the season. At the 17:35 mark, Anders Lee tied the game with his 22nd goal of the season when he went down the right wing and beat Subban under his right pad. Ryan Strome and Mike Halmo recorded the assists. Twenty-six seconds later the Sound Tigers took their first lead of the game when Joel Broda got the puck from Matthew Pistilli and fired a shot past Subban blocker side for his third goal of
the season. Bridgeport led 2-1 going into the first intermission. Neither team scored in the second period, but Anthony Camara had a great chance to tie the game when Ryan Spooner fed him the puck back door, but Reitar denied him with a post to post save. Subban stopped 15 of 17 shots for the PBruins, while Reiter made 40 saves for the Sound Tigers. Providence went 1-for-3 on the power play and 4-for-4 on the penalty kill.
Monday, February 24, 2014
Bauer turns his attention to Conn. Senior Championships
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To put in perspective, his 100 butterfly time was 1.57 seconds faster than he had ever cruised before, while the backstroke was 2.25 ticks better than the one he landed while placing fourth at this same meet a year ago. He also provided lifetime bests in his two other outings, helping the Clippers muster ninth in the 200 medley relay (1:49.94) and 10th in the 400 freestyle relay (3:40.97). “I never dreamed I'd swim this fast,” Bauer grinned. “If you had told me before the meet I'd make those kinds of time drops, I would've said, 'You're crazy!' I mean, last year at states, I went 56 in the fly, and I took four seconds off it here. It's just unbelievable. “And, in the back, I hadn't broken 56 before, and I went 55.39,” he added. “That's my best by well over a second (from an earlier clocking this season). I went 49.82 (while anchoring the 400 freestyle relay), and 23.9 in by fly leg of the 200 medley relay. To do all that unshaved and untapered, it's incredible. “Now I'm really pumped up to swim at the Connecticut Senior (Championships, a USA Swimming-affiliated event) in a couple of weeks. Then I will be shaved and tapered for that, so I can't wait to see how much faster I can get.” As for the Sentinels, they amassed 323 points to edge perennial state champion Hendricken by seven points. With that, they not only snared their first-ever state crown but also ended the Hawks' 24-year reign. That's right, Dave Hanson's bunch had been attempting to win its 25th consecutive title. “We've been dreaming about this for six years,” said Smithfield head coach Dave Cote. “That's when we formed a boosters' club to get the idea of forming a swim team, and we started swimming in Division III four years ago. We moved up to D-I last year, and now we've won the championships. “We had 16 kids qualify for the meet, and we had 11 kids who scored points, so we did all on depth,” he continued. “We won the 200 medley relay and 200 freestyle relay, and we had some others score very high. This is surreal. We really can't believe it.” Even before the final scores were announced,
Hanson walked over to the Sentinels' contingent and congratulated Cote for the victory. “That was a very classy gesture,” he said before most of his kids jumped into the diving well for a celebratory splash. As for Bauer, he accounted for 31.5 points by his lonesome and played a role in securing 32 more; that's 63.5 of Cumberland's 81 points, which was good for 11th overall. Lincoln took 16th with 35, while Tolman placed 21st with 11 and Mount St. Charles 24th with eight. In the 100 butterfly, Vigeant took the lead at the 50-yard mark with a split of 24.59, while Bauer was only .22 behind in second and North Kingstown's Mike Toolin third at 24.86. At about the 80-yard mark, it appeared the Clippers had a slight advantage, but Toolin surged to the wall in 52.29, while Bauer and Vigeant recorded an identical 52.78. “The other guys in the heat pushed me to do that time,” Bauer stated afterward. “At the 50, I knew I was close, so I just put my head down and tried to remain smooth.” ERNEST A. BROWN / Blackstone Valley Sports photo When asked how he felt about second place, Cumberland freshman Jay Rossi was part of the 200-yard medley relay that placed ninth Bauer laughed, “To be honest with you, with a time like that, I don't care. I didn't expect to be at Sunday’s Boys State Swimming Championships. under 54, never mind 53. I didn't think I did so were significant personal-best times. *** R.I. INTERSCHOLASTIC BOYS SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS well on a couple of walls (i.e. turns), so I think I “I had a lot of people tell me that I could At Brown University can improve upon that time. break a minute for the first time, but I just said, Team standings “In the backstroke, that kid just took off; man, 'Man, I don't know.' I just brushed that aside, 1. Smithfield 323; 2. Hendricken 316; 3. Barrington 202; 4. South 157; 5. Westerly 153; 6. East Greenwich 128; 7. North he's quick!” he added of champion Logan jumped up on the blocks and tried to swim the Kingstown Kingstown 118-5; 8. Portsmouth 109; 9. Cranston East 94.5; 10. Hellwig of Westerly, who went 51.30 to earn best I could,” Hebert noted. “And, in the breast- Classical 81.5; 11. Cumberland 81.5; 12. La Salle 66; 13. Prout 60; 14. 46.5; 15. Rogers 38; 16. Lincoln 35; 17. Exeter/West All-American consideration status. “I felt pretty stroke, that was my PR by over a second, so I Coventry Greenwich 29; 18. Toll Gate 25; 19. North Providence 21; 20. good, but there was no way I was going to catch had a pretty nice meet. Johnston 20; 21. Tolman 11; 22. Middletown 10; 23. East Providence him. I thought my start could've been a little bet“I kind of hoped I would medal, but I got PRs 9; 24. Mount St. Charles 8; 25. Mount Hope 6. Area placements ter; I could've gone a little deeper to get my in all four of my races (two of which were 200y medley relay – 9. Cumberland (Harry Kent, Colin Froment, Jack underwater kicks going. Still, I'm really happy relays), so I can't complain,” he continued. “I'm Bauer, Jay Rossi) 1:49.94; 13. Lincoln (Cam Kimball, Andrew Hebert, Ben Chiacchia, Jay Kimball) 1:56.56. with that.” pretty excited about that.” 200y individual medley – 7. Jay Rossi (CUMB) 2:08.98; 16. David Freshman teammate Jay Rossi took seventh Hebert also teamed with the Kimball twins – Santamaria (NP) 2:24.47. in the 200 individual medley (PR of 2:08.98) Can and Jay – and Ben Chiacchia to grab 13th in 50y freestyle – 9. Stephen Jameson (TOL) 23.75. butterfly – 2. (tie) Jack Bauer (CUMB), Shaun Vigeant (COV) before eking out a 16th in the 100 freestyle the 200 medley (season-best 1:56.56), and the 100y 52.78; 12. Andrew Hebert (LINC) 59.89; 15. Eric Henderson (CUMB) (53.88), and sophomore Eric Henderson placed same quartet nailed down a ninth in the 200 1:01.86. 100y freestyle – 15. Stephen Jameson (TOL) 53.33; 16. Jay Rossi 15th in the 100 butterfly (1:01.86). freestyle relay (1:40.61). (CUMB) 53.88. Those two paired with frosh Harry Kent and Individually, Tolman junior Stephen Jameson 200y freestyle relay – 9. Lincoln (Cam Kimball, Ben Chiacchia, Andrew Bauer in the 200 medley relay, then joined snagged ninth in the 50 freestyle (23.75) while Hebert, Jay Kimball) 1:40.61; 13. Mount St. Charles (Jon Dow, Greg Iovanel, Carl Ciullo, John Cutler) 1:44.17; 16. Cumberland (Logan Killian Canavan and Bauer in the 400 freestyle adding a 15th in the 100 freestyle (53.88). Crooks, Eric Henderson, Harry Kent, Killian Canavan) 1:47.19. relay. The Mount St. Charles 400 freestyle relay 100y backstroke – 4. Jack Bauer (CUMB) 55.39; 16. Killian Canavan 1:03.78. For Lincoln, senior captain Andrew Hebert foursome of Jon Dow, Greg Iovanel, Carl Ciullo (CUMB) 100y breaststroke – 13. Andrew Hebert (LINC) 1:08.40. managed 12th in the 100 butterfly (59.89) and and John Cutler earned its lone points with a 400y freestyle relay – 10. Cumberland (Eric Henderson, Killian Canavan, Jay Rossi, Jack Bauer) 3:40.97. 13th in the 100 breaststroke (1:08.40). Both 13th (1:44.17).
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eighth in the 200 individual medley (2:22.00) and seventh in the 100 breaststroke (1:11.69). Mount St. Charles sophomore Liz Gross grabbed sixth in the 200 freestyle (2:02.48) and fifth in the 100 butterfly (1:02.32), while Lincoln junior Nicole Moneghan placed eighth in the 500 freestyle (5:37.20) and 12th in the 100 backstroke (1:05.08). South Kingstown snatched its second consecutive team title with 312 points, 13 better than runner-up Prout.
Day outlasts Dubuisson at Match Play
MARANA, Ariz. (AP) — Jason Day never stopped believing he would win the Match Play Championship, even in the midst of so many shots by Victor Dubuisson that simply defied belief. With his ball at the base of a cactus, Dubuisson took an all-or-nothing swing though the sharp needles and a TV cable and incredibly hit it to 4 feet to save par. Seemingly out of it on the next playoff hole, the 23-year-old Frenchman somehow
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whacked a wedge through a desert bush and rocks and onto the green for another par. Mon dieu! Day finally ended the madness Sunday on the 23rd hole with a pitch to 4 feet on No. 15 for birdie. It was the first time the championship match went overtime since the inaugural year in 1999 at La Costa, when Jeff Maggert chipped on the second extra hole of a 36-hole final.
Falowo earns ‘W’ via disqualification Friars fend off Bulldogs, 87-81
everything went, and we did what we had to do.” Kahn-Clary also reported afterwards that he will be fighting again on March 29 at the Texas Station Casino in Las Vegas, Nev. against an opponent to be announced. Another Pawtucket fighter captured a victory with a dominant performance, but middleweight Thomas Falowo, who was on the verge of knocking out his opponent, Jaison Palomeque of Cartegena, Colombia, had to settle for a ‘W’ via disqualification. After dropping Palomeque into his own corner of the ring with a right hook in the final seconds of the second round, Falowo (11-2, 7 KOs) battered his opponent against the ropes in the third and appeared to be well on his way to an impressive knockout. But Palomeque (14-9-1, 9 KOs) retaliated by throwing a kick at Falowo’s inner thigh, and when referee Joey Lupino saw the kick, he quickly stopped the fight at 1:57 and disqualified Palomeque. “That threw me off,” Falowo added of the kick. “It didn’t register at first. I couldn’t believe he did that. I wanted to keep fighting and I wanted to finish him.” Falowo, who was fighting for the first time since an eight-round, unanimous-decision loss to Chris Chatman six months ago at Twin River, dearly wanted to put forth an impressive showing, but Palomeque didn’t seem as interested as Falowo was in bringing out his best boxing. “It was frustrating,” Falowo noted. “I felt like he was on his way out and he was looking for a way out. He wouldn’t let go of the ropes, he hit me after the break, and once I hit him with a couple of good shots, he just ran away.” The main event saw another Pawtucket fighter in action, 42-year-old light heavyweight Jaime Velazquez, who made his return to the ring after an absence of nearly 15 years, and another 40-something in 45-year-old, former two-time world champion Glen Johnson. Velazquez (11-6-2, 6 KOs) gave Johnson a good fight for three rounds and landed some solid shots, but Johnson, who was the 2004 BWAA Fighter of the Year, turned back the clock with a dominant fourth round that resulted in a TKO at 1:59. Johnson (54-18-2, 37 KOs) came out firing and threw a barrage of punches that clearly stunned Velazquez, but to Velazquez’s credit, he didn’t hit the canvas, although he nearly ducked through the ropes a little over a minute into the round. Johnson eventually put away Velazquez with a punishing right in the center of the ring that staggered Velazquez. Sensing enough was enough, Roland Estrada, Velazquez’s trainer, quickly jumped up and waved off the bout. The only other fight on the card that involved a R.I. fighter was former East Providence High football standout Kevin Harrison-Lombardi, who won his super middleweight fight with Antonio ChavesFernandez of Brockton via unanimous decision. Harrison-Lombardi, who improved to 5-0-1, won his four-round battle with ChavesFernandez (4-15-2) via scores of 40-36, 40-36, and 39-37. Follow Eric Benevides on Twitter @EricBen24
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TODAY NBA BASKETBALL 9 p.m. — Boston at Utah, CSN, WBZ-FM (98.5). MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 7 p.m. — Syracuse at Maryland, ESPN. 7 p.m. — Oklahoma St. at TCU, ESPNU. 9 p.m. — Oklahoma at Kansas, ESPN. WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 7 p.m. — Penn St. at Nebraska,. ESPN2. 7 p.m. — Oklahoma at Baylor, FS1.
Monday, February 24, 2014
W L Pct GB L.A. Clippers 38 20 .655 — Phoenix 33 21 .611 3 Golden State 34 22 .607 3 L.A. Lakers 19 36 .345 17½ Sacramento 19 36 .345 17½ ——— Saturday's Games Washington 94, New Orleans 93 Charlotte 92, Memphis 89 Dallas 113, Detroit 102 Atlanta 107, New York 98 Indiana 110, Milwaukee 100 Minnesota 121, Utah 104 Sacramento 105, Boston 98 Golden State 93, Brooklyn 86 Sunday's Games L.A. Clippers 125, Oklahoma City 117 Miami 93, Chicago 79 Washington 96, Cleveland 83 Toronto 105, Orlando 90 Sacramento at Denver, (n) Brooklyn at L.A. Lakers, (n) Minnesota at Portland, (n) Houston at Phoenix, (n) Monday's Games Milwaukee at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Golden State at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Dallas at New York, 7:30 p.m. L.A. Clippers at New Orleans, 8 p.m. Boston at Utah, 9 p.m. Tuesday's Games L.A. Lakers at Indiana, 7 p.m. Orlando at Washington, 7 p.m. Toronto at Cleveland, 7 p.m. Chicago at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. Minnesota at Phoenix, 9 p.m. Portland at Denver, 9 p.m.
EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB Toronto 31 25 .554 — Brooklyn 25 28 .472 4½ New York 21 35 .375 10 Boston 19 38 .333 12½ Philadelphia 15 41 .268 16 Southeast Division W L Pct GB Miami 40 14 .741 — Washington 28 28 .500 13 Charlotte 27 30 .474 14½ Atlanta 26 29 .473 14½ Orlando 17 41 .293 25 Central Division W L Pct GB Indiana 42 13 .764 — Chicago 29 26 .527 13 Detroit 23 33 .411 19½ Cleveland 22 35 .386 21 Milwaukee 10 45 .182 32 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GB San Antonio 40 16 .714 — Houston 37 18 .673 2½ Dallas 34 23 .596 6½ Memphis 31 24 .564 8½ New Orleans 23 32 .418 16½ Northwest Division W L Pct GB Oklahoma City 43 14 .754 — Portland 37 18 .673 5 Minnesota 27 28 .491 15 Denver 25 29 .463 16½ Utah 19 36 .345 23 Pacific Division
Canadians rule rink, a flame dies, an Olympics ends
By The Associated Press Feb. 24 1960 — Bill Cleary's four goals lead the United States to a 9-1 victory over West Germany in the hockey championship round of the Winter Olympics in Squaw Valley, Calif. 1967 — Wilt Chamberlain of Philadelphia shoots 18-for-18 from the field against the Baltimore Bullets, an NBA record for field goals in a game without a miss. 1978 — Kevin Porter of the New Jersey Nets sets an NBA record with 29 assists in a 126-112 victory over the Houston Rockets. 1980 — The United States hockey team wins the gold medal with a 4-2 victory over Finland at the Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, N.Y. 1985 — Jim Kelly of the Houston Gamblers passes for a USFL-record 574 yards and five touchdowns in a 34-33 comeback-win over the Los Angeles Express. Kelly completes 35 of 54 passes, including three for touchdowns in the final 10 minutes. 1988 — An unprecedented winner of the 90- and 70-meter individual ski jumping events, Matti Nykanen becomes the Winter Olympics' first triple gold medalist in Nordic skiing when Finland wins the new 90-meter team ski jumping event. 1993 — Steve Yzerman of the Detroit Red Wings scores his 1,000th career point with two goals and two assists in a 10-7 loss to Buffalo Sabres. 1994 — Lipscomb's John Pierce becomes college basketball's career scoring leader with 33 points in his regular-season finale, a 119-102 win over Cumberland. Pierce's 4,110 points break former roommate Phil Hutcheson's record of 4,106. 2002 — Svetlana Feofanova breaks the pole vault indoor world record for the fourth time this month, clearing 15 feet, 6 1/2 inches at the Gaz de France meet. 2002 — Joe Sakic has two goals, including the game-winner, and two assists, and Jarome Iginla scores twice as Canada beats the United States 5-2 for the gold medal at the Winter Olympics. It's the seventh time Canada has won the gold in its national sport, but the first since 1952. 2006 — Julia Mancuso earns a stunning victory in the giant slalom to salvage a disappointing Olympics for the U.S. women in their final Alpine event of the Turin Games. Mancuso gives the American women their first Olympic Alpine medal since Picabo Street's gold in the super-G at the 1998 Nagano Games. 2008 — Tiger Woods wins the Accenture Match Play Championship, his fifth straight tournament victory. Woods overwhelms Stewart Cink with 14 birdies in 29 holes for an 8-and-7 victory, the largest margin in the final in the 10-year history of this tournament. 2009 — Syracuse beats St. John's 87-58 to give coach Jim Boeheim his record 31st 20-win season. Boeheim breaks the tie with former North Carolina coach Dean Smith for the Division I record for 20win seasons. 2012 — Missy Parkin becomes the first woman to reach the match play finals in the 69th U.S Open at Brunswick Zone-Carolier. Shafer, a 25-year Professional Bowlers Association Tour veteran, completes the 26-game qualifying portion of the U.S. Open with a total of 5,825 pins - averaging at a 224.04 pace. 2013 — Jimmie Johnson wins his second Daytona 500, beating his Hendrick Motorsports teammate Dale Earnhardt Jr., who made a late move to finish second. Danica Patrick, the first woman to win the pole, becomes the first woman to lead the race as she ran inside the top 10 almost the entire race, keeping pace with the field to finish eighth.
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.
This Week's Top 25 Fared
By The Associated Press 1. Syracuse (25-2) lost to Boston College 6259, OT; lost to No. 5 Duke 66-60. 2. Florida (25-2) beat Auburn 71-66; beat Mississippi 75-71. 3. Wichita State (29-0) beat Loyola of Chicago 88-74; beat Drake 83-54. 4. Arizona (25-2) beat Utah 67-63, OT; beat Colorado 88-61. 5. Duke (22-6) beat Georgia Tech 68-51; lost to North Carolina 74-66; beat No. 1 Syracuse 66-60. 6. San Diego State (23-3) beat Utah State 6045; lost to New Mexico 58-44. 7. Cincinnati (24-4) beat UCF 77-49; lost to No. 11 Louisville 58-57. 8. Kansas (21-6) beat Texas Tech 64-63; beat No. 19 Texas 85-54. 9. Villanova (24-3) beat Providence 82-79, 2OT; beat St. John's 57-54. 10. Saint Louis (25-2) beat George Mason 8985, OT; beat George Washington 66-59. 11. Creighton (23-4) beat Marquette 85-70; beat Seton Hall 72-71. 11. Louisville (23-4) beat South Florida 80-54; beat No. 7 Cincinnati 58-57. 13. Michigan State (22-6) beat Purdue 94-79; lost to No. 20 Michigan 79-70. 14. Virginia (23-5) beat Virginia Tech 57-53; beat Notre Dame 70-49. 15. Iowa (19-7) lost to No. 16 Wisconsin 7974. 16. Wisconsin (22-5) beat No. 15 Iowa 79-74. 17. Iowa State (21-5) beat No. 19 Texas 85-76; beat TCU 71-60. 18. Kentucky (21-6) beat Mississippi 84-70; beat LSU 77-76, OT. 19. Texas (20-7) lost to No. 17 Iowa State 8576; lost to No. 8 Kansas 85-54. 20. Michigan (19-7) beat No. 13 Michigan State 79-70. 21. UConn (21-6) beat Temple 68-55; lost to SMU 64-55. 22. Memphis (21-6) beat Rutgers 64-59; beat Temple 82-79, OT. 23. UCLA (21-6) beat California 86-66; lost to Stanford 83-74. 24. Ohio State (22-6) beat Northwestern 7660; beat Minnesota 64-46. 25. Gonzaga (23-6) lost to BYU 73-65; lost to San Diego 69-66.
Teams are on break for Winter Olympics. Regular season will resume on Tuesday, Feb. 25.
EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OL SL PtsGF GA Manchester58 36 14 2 6 80183148 St. John's 55 32 19 1 3 68181151 Providence 55 29 19 1 6 65174156 Worcester 52 23 25 3 1 50124160 Portland 52 19 24 2 7 47150183 East Division GP W L OL SL PtsGF GA Binghamton53 33 16 1 3 70201160 Hershey 53 29 18 3 3 64163149 Norfolk 53 28 17 1 7 64139134 WB/Scranton5428 19 3 4 63152140 Syracuse 52 20 23 4 5 49134156 Northeast Division GP W L OL SL PtsGF GA Springfield 55 33 17 1 4 71168150 Albany 54 29 17 3 5 66161142 Bridgeport 54 25 24 1 4 55149167 Adirondack 52 22 27 0 3 47121142 Hartford 52 20 26 0 6 46136167 WESTERN CONFERENCE Midwest Division GP W L OL SL PtsGF GA Grand Rapids5432 17 2 3 69171135 Chicago 54 31 17 4 2 68156138 Rockford 56 28 21 4 3 63171179 Milwaukee 53 23 18 6 6 58134146 Iowa 52 22 20 6 4 54130148 North Division GP W L OL SL PtsGF GA Toronto 52 31 17 2 2 66150132 27 18 3 4 61152145 23 25 1 4 51127154 22 24 3 4 51127155 22 24 0 5 49131158 West Division GP W L OL SL PtsGF GA Abbotsford 55 33 17 4 1 71172151 Texas 55 32 16 3 4 71199158 San Antonio54 23 23 3 5 54148160 Oklahoma City542324 1 6 53162185 Charlotte 52 24 25 1 2 51154171 NOTE: Two points are awarded for a win, one point for an overtime or shootout loss. ——— Sunday's Games Bridgeport 2, Providence 1 Manchester 4, Worcester 2 Norfolk 3, Springfield 2 Hamilton 3, San Antonio 1 Albany 2, Utica 1 Chicago 2, Abbotsford 0 St. John's 6, Portland 5 Toronto 4, Oklahoma City 1 Grand Rapids 1, Milwaukee 0, SO Syracuse 5, Hershey 2 Monday's Games No games scheduled Tuesday's Games Texas at Lake Erie, 10:45 a.m. Hartford at Portland, 7 p.m. Hershey at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, 7:05 p.m. Rockford at Iowa, 8:05 p.m. Rochester Hamilton Utica Lake Erie 52 53 53 51
Friday’s Fights At Turning Stone Resort Casino Event Center, Verona, N.Y. (SHO), Mickey Bey Jr. vs. Alan Herrera, 10, lightweights; Badou Jack vs. Derek Edwards, 10, super middleweights. Saturday’s Fights At Emperors Palace, Johannesburg, South Africa, Hekkie Budler vs. Karlius Diaz, 12, for Budler WBA World-IBO minimumweight titles. At Getec Arena, Magdeburg, Germany, Robert Stieglitz vs. Arthur Abraham, 12, for Stieglitz's WBO super middleweight title. At The SECC, Glasgow, Scotland, Ricky Burns vs. Terence Crawford, 12, for Burns' WBO lightweight title. At Alamodome, San Antonio (HBO), Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. vs. Bryan Vera, 10, super middleweights.
By The Associated Press Through Tuesday — NFL scouting combine, Indianapolis. March 3 — Deadline for clubs to designate franchise or transition players. March 8 — Clubs are permitted to contact and enter into contract negotiations with certified agents of players. March 11 — All clubs must be under the 2014 salary cap; free agency begins; trading period begins. March 23-26 —Owners meetings, Orlando, Fla. April 7 — Clubs that hired a new head coach after the end of the 2013 regular season may begin offseason workout programs. May 2 — Deadline for restricted free agents to sign offer sheets. May 7 — Deadline for club to exercise right of first refusal for its restricted free agents. May 8-10 —2014 NFL draft, New York.
Delays at Daytona 500 have become common
Sunday's Sports Transactions By The Associated Press BASEBALL American League NEW YORK YANKEES — Agreed to terms with OF Brett Gardner on a four-year contract. National League LOS ANGELES DODGERS — Designated SS Justin Sellers for assignment. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association NEW JERSEY NETS — Signed C Jason Collins to a 10-day contract. HOCKEY National Hockey League MONTREAL CANADIENS — Recalled D Jarred Tinordi from Hamilton (AHL). TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING — Claimed D Mike Kostka off waivers from Chicago. American Hockey League SAN ANTONIO RAMPAGE — Recalled D Josh McFadden from Cincinnati (ECHL). Loaned G Rob Madore to Cincinnati.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Daytona could use a dome. From rain, potholes, soap and fire, the Daytona 500 has had all sorts of delays the last five years. The latest one came Sunday, with rain shutting down the season opener at Daytona International Speedway for 6 hours, 22 minutes. The race resumed under the lights with 162 laps left in the 200-lap race. It needed to hit 100 laps (halfway) to become official. If not, and rain resumes, then the second Monday race in three years remains in play. The "The Great American Race" has become more known for its lapses than laps or leaders. Matt Kenseth won a rain-shortened Daytona 500 in 2009. The 2010 Daytona 500 was interrupted for more than two hours because of a pothole in the track. Rain forced the 2012 race to be run on a Monday night for the first time. Juan Pablo Montoya slammed into a jet dryer that night, igniting a raging inferno that caused another twohour delay. Safety workers used Tide laundry detergent to clean up the track.
SOCHI, Russia (AP) — The Olympic flame was snuffed out. No chance of that for the Canadian hockey team, champions again. The Sochi Games completed a 17-day run Sunday with Canada's 3-0 victory over Sweden in the men's hockey final, the last of 98 gold medal events. The end of the $51 billion extravaganza came on a day when Russia captured the medals race, and IOC President Thomas Bach lauded the host city for its "amazing" transformation. Only three sports were on the schedule, with the other gold medals coming from Russian cross-country skier Alexander Legko and bobsledder Alexander Zubkov leading the way for the hosts in the four-man. The fifth and sixth doping cases surfaced, involving NHL and Sweden star Nicklas Backstrom — by far the standout name of the group — and Austrian cross-country skier Johannes Duerr. At the closing ceremony, the athletes stuck to tradition by mugging for cameras and taking a last celebratory prance. The flag was handed over to the next winter host, and a giant mascot bear blew out the flame and sent the Olympics on their way to Pyeongchang, South Korea. *** HOCKEY: The Canadians won gold for the third time in the last four Olympics, taking all six of their games in Sochi. Jonathan Toews scored in the first period and captain Sidney Crosby scored his first goal of the tournament in the second. Chris Kunitz also scored and Carey Price made 24 saves for Canada. Henrik Lundqvist stopped 33 shots for the injury-depleted Swedes. "We're just an amazing team to watch, the way we work together," Toews said. "We were just all over them." *** CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING: Alexander Legkov got down to work in a hurry. He led a Russian sweep of the men's 50-kilometer cross-country race. He was followed by Maxim Vylegzhanin and Ilia Chernousov. That assured Russia of finishing with the most medals. It was also the host nation's first gold in the sport in Sochi. "This is priceless," Legkov said. "It's more valuable than my life." *** BOBSLED: After struggling these last years, Alexander Zubkov set things right. He drove Russia to victory in the four-man sled, adding to his two-man title in Sochi. He is the sixth pilot to sweep those events at an Olympics but the first to do so in his home country. Steven Holcomb, the 2010 Olympic champ, won bronze to give the U.S. seven sliding medals in Sochi, tops among all countries. Oskars Melbardis of Latvia took the silver. Germany had no medals in the four-man for the first time since 1968. *** DOPING: Sochi had six doping cases; Vancouver had one four years ago. As IOC President Thomas Bach sees it, that's good news — the drug cheats are getting caught. "The number of the cases for me is not really relevant," he said. Nicklas Backstrom, who plays for the NHL's Washington Capitals, tested positive for a substance found in allergy medication that Sweden's Olympic Committee said he had been taking for seven years. Austrian cross-country skier Johannes Duerr was cited for the blood booster EPO, the most serious of the Sochi cases. *** MEDALS: The arithmetic was clear: Russia was king of the medals, be it total or gold. The host country finished with 33 medals overall and 13 gold. Russia started the day tied with Norway for the most gold. It's the first time Russia has topped both medals tables since the breakup of the Soviet Union. The U.S. won 28 total, including nine gold. Norway had 26 medals, 11 of them gold. Of the Netherlands' 24 medals, 23 came in speedskating. "Nobody believed that Russia would even be in the top three in total medals," Zubkov said. "But we have won."
Match Play at a glance
MARANA, Ariz. (AP) — A brief look Sunday at the Match Play Championship: WINNER: Australia's Jason Day beat France's Victor Dubuisson in 23 holes. It was the first time the championship match went overtime since the inaugural year in 1999 at La Costa, when Jeff Maggert chipped on the second extra hole of a 36-hole final. SHOTS OF THE DAY: Dubuisson made two spectacular shots from the desert in extra holes. With his ball at the base of a cactus on the 19th hole, Dubuisson took an all-or-nothing swing though the sharp needles and a TV cable and incredibly hit it to 4 feet to save par. Seemingly out of it on the next playoff hole, he somehow whacked a wedge through a desert bush and rocks and onto the green for another par. QUOTEWORTHY: "I kept shaking my head because there was a couple of time there where I thought he was absolutely dead — the tournament was mine." — Day on Dubuisson's escapes. SEMIFINALS: Day beat Rickie Fowler 3 and 2, and Dubuisson topped Ernie Els 1 up. In the third-place match, Fowler beat Els in 19 holes. PRIZE MONEY: Day earned $1.53 million, Dubuisson $906,000, Fowler $630,000 and Els $510,000.
Jason Collins becomes first openly gay player with Nets
Winter Olympic Medals Table
Final (98 events) Nation G S B Russia 13 11 9 Norway 11 5 10 Canada 10 10 5 United States 9 7 12 Netherlands 8 7 9 Germany 8 6 5 Switzerland 6 3 2 Belarus 5 0 1 Austria 4 8 5 France 4 4 7 Poland 4 1 1 China 3 4 2 South Korea 3 3 2 Sweden 2 7 6 Czech Republic 2 4 2 Slovenia 2 2 4 Japan 1 4 3 Finland 1 3 1 Britain 1 1 2 Ukraine 1 0 1 Slovakia 1 0 0 Italy 0 2 6 Latvia 0 2 2 Australia 0 2 1 Croatia 0 1 0 Kazakhstan 0 0 1 Tot 33 26 25 28 24 19 11 6 17 15 6 9 8 15 8 8 8 5 4 2 1 8 4 3 1 1 the third time in the last four Olympics. RUSSIA 1 Alexander Zubkov drives Russia to victory in the four-man bobsled, adding that gold to his twoman from earlier in the Sochi Games and making him the sixth pilot to sweep those events at an Olympics. Latvia picks up silver and the United States took the bronze. RUSSIA 1-2-3 Alexander Legkov leads a Russian medal sweep in the men's 50-kilometer race to give the host nation its first cross-country gold at the Sochi Games. BUSTED Austrian cross-country skier Johannes Duerr is kicked out of the Sochi Games on Sunday after testing positive for the blood booster EPO. It is the most serious doping case of the Olympics. The Austrian Olympic Committee President Karl Stoss describes it as "a black day for us." Later, Swedish hockey player Nicklas Backstrom fails a doping test and is pulled before the men's hockey final against Canada. HIGH PRAISE IOC President Thomas Bach says the Sochi Olympics have showcased the "amazing" transformation of the Black Sea coastal city. Bach says Sochi has staged excellent games that prove it was a sound decision to award Russia the games seven years ago. DOSVIDANYA Overflowing with pride after a spectacular showing at the costliest Olympics ever, Russia celebrates 17 days of sports-driven global unity with a farewell show that hands off the Winter Games to their next host, Pyeongchang, South Korea. MEDALS Russia picks up two of the last three gold medals to top the standings with 13 gold and 33 overall. Norway has 11 gold. Canada wins the last final of the Sochi Games to defend its hockey title, finishing with 10 gold in its haul of 25. The United States finishes with nine gold and 28 in total. 5000 relay short track United States (Lee Stecklein, Monique Lamoureux, Megan Bozek, Meghan Duggan, Julie Chu, Brianna Decker, Anne Schleper, Kelli Stack, Jocelyne Lamoureux, Lindsey Fry, Gigi Marvin, Hilary Knight, Kacey Bellamy, Michelle Picard, Josephine Pucci, Alex Carpenter, Kendall Coyne, Amanda Kessel, Brianne McLaughlinBittle, Molly Schaus, Jessie Vetter), women's ice hockey BRONZE (12) Matt Antoine, Prairie du Chien, Wis., men's skeleton Kelly Clark, West Dover, Vt., women's halfpipe snowboard Alex Deibold, Manchester, Vt., men's cross snowboard Nick Goepper, Lawrenceburg, Ind., men's slopestyle freestyle skiing Erin Hamlin, Remsen, N.Y., women's luge Hannah Kearney, Norwich, Vt., women's moguls freestyle skiing Julia Mancuso, Squaw Valley, Calif., women's super combined Bode Miller, Easton, N.H., men's Super G United States (Steven Holcomb, Park City, Utah; Curt Tomasevicz, Shelby, Neb.; Steve Langton, Melrose, Mass.; Chris Fogt, Alpine, Utah), fourman bobsled United States (Gracie Gold, Chicago; Ashley Wagner, Alexandria, Va.; Jeremy Abbott, Aspen, Colo.; Marissa Castelli, Cranston, R.I.; Simon Shnapir, Sudbury, Mass.; Meryl Davis, West Bloomfield, Mich.; Charlie White, Bloomfield Hills, Mich.), team ice dance United States 1 (Steven Holcomb, Park City, Utah, Steve Langton, Melrose, Mass.), two-man bobsled United States 2 (Jamie Greubel, Newtown, Pa.; Aja Evans, Chicago), women's bobsled
2014 U.S. Olympic Medalists
GOLD (9) Jamie Anderson, South Lake Tahoe, Calif., women's slopestyle snowboard Maddie Bowman, South Lake Tahoe, Calif., women's halfpipe freestyle skiing Joss Christensen, Park City, Utah, men's slopestyle freestyle skiing Meryl Davis, West Bloomfield, Mich. and Charlie White, Bloomfield Hills, Mich., ice dance Kaitlyn Farrington, Sun Valley, Idaho, women's halfpipe snowboard Sage Kotsenburg, Park City, Utah, men's slopestyle snowboard Ted Ligety, Park City, Utah, men's giant slalom Mikaela Shiffrin, Eagle-Vail, Colo., women's slalom David Wise, Northstar, Calif., men's halfpipe freestyle skiing SILVER (7) Gus Kenworthy, Telluride, Calif., men's slopestyle freestyle skiing Devin Logan, West Dover, Vt., women's slopestyle freestyle skiing Noelle Pikus-Pace, Orem, Utah, women's skeleton Andrew Weibrecht, Lake Placid, N.Y., men's Super G United States (Elana Meyers, Douglasville, Ga.; Lauryn Williams, Rochester, Pa.), women's bobsled United States (Jordan Malone, Denton, Texas; J.R. Celski, Federal Way, Wash.; Eddy Alvarez, Miami; Chris Creveling, Kintersville, Pa.), men's
Sunday’s Highlights
OH SO CANADA Sidney Crosby scores his first goal of the tournament to help Canada defend its Olympic men's hockey title with a 3-0 victory over Sweden in the gold-medal game. Jonathan Toews and Chris Kunitz also score and Carey Price makes 24 saves for the Canadians, who confirm their dominance in their beloved sport by winning gold for
LOS ANGELES (AP) — History? Pressure? Jason Collins would have none of it after becoming the NBA's first active openly gay player. After all, it was almost game time. "Right now I'm focusing on trying to learn the plays, learning the coverages and the game plan and the assignments. So I didn't have time to really think about history," Collins said at a crowded press conference less than an hour before his Brooklyn Nets faced the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday night. Collins signed a 10-day contract with the Nets earlier Sunday and coach Jason Kidd said he would play against the Lakers. The 35-year-old center revealed at the end of last season he is gay, but he was a free agent and had remained unsigned. Collins said he was aware of the magnitude of his signing, but repeatedly said he was most concerned with learning the Nets' schemes. "The pressure is playing in an NBA game tonight and last time I played in an NBA game was last April," Collins said. "So I think that's enough pressure right there." With a need for another big man, the Nets turned to the 7foot Collins, who helped them reach two NBA Finals in the early 2000s. "The decision to sign Jason was a basketball decision," general manager Billy King said in a statement. "We needed to increase our depth inside, and with his experience and size, we felt he was the right choice for a 10-day contract." Collins has played 12 NBA seasons, including his first seven with the Nets, when they were in New Jersey and Kidd was their point guard. Kidd is now the Nets' coach and Collins has been a teammate of several other current Nets. "Jason told us that his goal was to earn another contract with an NBA team. Today, I want to commend him on achieving his goal. I know everyone in the NBA family is excited for him and proud that our league fosters an inclusive and respectful environment," Commissioner Adam Silver said.
Monday, February 24, 2014
Wife weighs charging coarse husband with harassment
Can you be sexually harassed/abused by your spouse? My husband talks dirty to me and grabs at my breasts. I have repeatedly asked him to stop, but he doesn’t listen and continues to do it. We have two small kids at home, and by the time they go to bed, I could care less about being intimate. His behavior disgusts me, and to be honest, I don’t want to have sex with him. I have female problems and have told him it hurts, but it makes no difference to him. He touches me in front of the kids, and I have to slap his hand away. I can’t leave him because I don’t have a car or income for myself, nor do I have family or friends close by. I can’t go to his family because they see him in a different light. What would you suggest, and is it harassment — and could I press charges? — LEAVE MY AURA ALONE DEAR AURA: You have mentioned so many problems in your short letter that it’s hard to know where to begin. While your husband’s attempts at foreplay are beyond clumsy and ineffective, I can’t help but feel some sympathy for him because it appears you have him on a starvation diet. How long this can continue for either of you is uncertain. Rather than try to charge **
It absolutely frosts me when parents head for the toy department so their children will have something to play with while they shop. Then, after the kids have spent time drooling, teething, sneezing, etc., they leave the dirty toys at the end of the aisle for someone else to buy. Yesterday I saw a child sucking on the paw of a stuffed animal. When I commented on how that must be the child’s favorite toy, the mother said it wasn’t theirs — she was just keeping the little boy quiet while she shopped. Last week I stood behind someone in the checkout line. In her child’s mouth was the ribbon from a Mylar balloon. When the mother finished loading her groceries onto the conveyor belt, she said, “Time to put this back now!” It’s my pet peeve: First the germs they get from sucking on this stuff, then the ones everyone else is exposed to from the child. And on top of that there’s the stealing, because I have seen children break toys. This is wrong, and we’re all paying for it. Why can’t these parents throw something in the diaper bag before they leave home? — PUT IT DOWN! IN VIRGINIA DEAR PUT IT DOWN: Because the parents aren’t
doing their job — they are forgetful or lazy, and have no consideration for the store owners or other shoppers. Sadly, parents like the ones you have described raise children who are just like themselves. 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 or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. To receive a collection of Abby’s most memorable — and most frequently requested — poems and essays, send your name and mailing address, plus check or money order for $7 (U.S. funds) to: Dear Abby — Keepers Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 610540447. Shipping and handling are included in the price.
Jeanne Phillips harassment, why not schedule an appointment with your gynecologist and find out WHY having sex is painful for you. It is not supposed to be, and your doctor may be able to help you resolve the problem. Marriage counseling might also help, because it’s clear you and your husband aren’t communicating on any meaningful level. If these problems are not resolvable, you can’t continue living like this and neither can he. Because your family isn’t nearby and you have no transportation, call or write them and let them know you may need their help to return. If they are unable to help you, contact a domestic abuse hotline. Unwanted sexual advances could be considered harassment, and sex without consent is rape.
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ARIES (March 21-April 19). You can’t change the way you reacted to negative situations of the past, but imagining new and better reactions will change the way you approach future events. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Someone who has made a mistake will apologize. In accepting the apology, you will see this person in a more flattering light than you did before, proving that “sorry” can be a word for the strong. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You are through wishing, wanting and dreaming. You’re ready to act on your goal. Start by listing the actions you need to take in order to make this happen. CANCER (June 22-July 22). You may feel that people are testing you and wonder when you agreed to take such tests. You still have the choice. Walking away is a courageous option. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Your cosmic gift is greater selfawareness. This is best put to use in private, quiet moments. When it’s time to be social, don’t let the wave of self-conscious energy dampen the power of your personality. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Today’s slice of happiness comes by way of simple economics: If you save your money and then spend what’s left, you’ll be rich. If you spend your money and save what’s left, you’ll cause financial trouble. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Your need for a quiet space to do highly focused work is at odds with another person’s noisy, social style. A compromise will be necessary, but don’t give up too much, or you’ll grow to resent the deal. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Those who think they are too small to make a difference are likely to complain. You are bigger than the problem, so instead of griping about it, you’ll just handle it. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22Dec. 21). Once you agree to do something, part of your mind will be preoccupied with searching for a loophole. That’s natural, but it’s not helpful to your efforts. Remind yourself of the reasons why you’ve chosen your path. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). In-the-know types are all too eager to impart their knowledge to you. If information is true and works well, those who teach it should be living it, too. Are they? AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You’re not trying to be anyone; you’re just being you. And yet, the situation calls for action that you’re not used to. You are going to have to grow and stretch a bit to accommodate this one. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). There’s a long-term, noluck conservative plan you could start implementing now for a better financial future. Then, whatever good fortune you encounter will be like icing on your freedom cake.
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MORTGAGEE'S NOTICE OF SALE OF REAL ESTATE 30 FOUNDRY STREET UNIT #6, CENTRAL FALLS, RI 02863 The premises described in the mortgage will be sold subject to all encumbrances and prior liens on March 11, 2014 at 02:00 PM on the premises, by virtue of the power of sale contained in a mortgage by Nelson Velez and Reinaldo Perez dated July 29, 2005 and recorded in the Central Falls Land Evidence Records in Book 621 Page 74, the conditions of said mortgage having been broken.
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1999 Buick Century LS 4 dr, loaded, V6, auto, nice, runs new, must see. $1450firm 401-241-0413
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2004 FORD Ranger XLT, The premises described in the mortgage will be NEW TODAY 1999 Jeep Wrangler Sa- 4x4, pickup, loaded, V6, sold subject to all prior encumbrances on March Limited Edition. 2Dr, auto, 82,000 miles, nice, 18, 2014 at 10:00 AM on the premises, by virtue 123 Autos For Sale hara 251 Appliances loaded, 6 cyl., 4.0, 5 spd, runs new, must see! 3 tops, mint, $3950. 1 $2,950. 401-241-0354 of the power of sale in the mortgage granted by owner. 401-301-0056 MAGEE Stove gas on gas, WILLIAM D. FORTE and KAREN L. FORTE, 02 Dodge Neon SE, 4dr, SELL YOUR CAR, VAN OR auto, 4cyl., silver, 2000 DODGE RAM 4x4, TRUCK THE EASY WAY. like new, runs perfect, left recorded August 17, 2007 in the Town of Smith- loaded, low mil, must see & drive 1500 series, five speed Call the classified team at hand heater $550. 401769-0095 401-447-4451 field, RI Land Records Book 591 Page 37, the $1450. 401-426-1054 transmission, inspected. The Times today. Tell or 769-0095 $2,000 /best 401-787- more than 40,000 adult conditions of said mortgage having been broken. NEW TODAY 4764 readers in the are about Excepting from said sale, that portion of land 02 Honda Accord LX. 4Dr, 2000 JEEP Cherokee Lare- your vehicle. It's easy to 261 Coins & Stamps (recorded Lot 4) released by Instrument record- loaded, auto, 4cly. (32 do, LT, 4 dr, loaded, auto, do, just dial 401-722or visit us at www.- 1884-O Morgan silver doled in Book 685 Page 316, and also excepting MPG) CD player, inspect- 6 cyl. 4.0, like new, 1 4000. must see! $2000. lar, brilliant uncirculated, from said sale, the Easement recorded in Book ed $1950. 401-241-0354 owner, TERMS OF SALE: 401-241-0413 $47.00. Woonsocket 401-597-6426 A deposit of FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS AND 00 796 Page 94. $7,000.00 in cash, certified or 1985 CHEVY Monte Carlo, 2000 OLDSMOBILE 126 Trucks V6, 50k original miles, ALERO, hand & foot conBuying US coins dated beCENTS ($5,000.00) in the form of a certified bank check required to bid. Other terms will be runs great, $1,500/best. trols, 2 door, 90,000 fore 1965: dimes $1.35; 401-265-2616 check or bank treasurer's check will be required announced at the sale. miles. $3,100/best offer. 98 FORD Ranger, 4x4, ex- quarters $3.37; halves 401-294-6311 to be delivered at or before the time the bid is of1996 TOYOTA Camry LE 4 tended cab, 6 cyl., runs $6.75. Woonsocket 401door, loaded, auto, 130k, 2000 VOLKSWAGON Jetta great. $2,495. 401-769- 597-6426 ALEXANDER J. RAHEB fered. The description of the premises contained 4 cyl. white, gray interior, GXE edition, 4 dr, loaded, 0095 or 401-447-4451 Attorney for the Mortgagee in said mortgage shall control in the event of an low miles, inspected auto, 32MPG, mint 2nd 265 Furniture $1,950. 200-0079 owner, low miles $1,900. 650 Washington Hwy. error in this publication. Other terms will be anHousehold 401-426-0975 129 Motorcycles Lincoln, RI 02865 nounced at the sale. 1997 TOYOTA Camry, LE, wagon, limited, 4 dr. 2002 MURCURY Grand 401-333-3377 Mopeds - ATVs Oak hutch. 2 glass doors, moon roof, auto, V6, low Marquis LS 4dr, auto, 2 shelves, mirror backed, ORLANS MORAN PLLC miles, mint, 1 owner, loaded, showroom, 1 two draws with skeleton owner, must see $2,500. $1,800. 401-301-0056 2004 HARLEY Davidson, key, 7 feet tall. $99. 401Attorney for the Present MORTGAGEE'S NOTICE OF SALE 401-426-0975 Superglider, 1 owner, 13k 603-7519 Holder of the Mortgage OF REAL ESTATE miles, like new $6,500. 100 Legals 100 Legals P.O. Box 540540 769-0095 or 401-44734 ABORN AVENUE, 270 Snow/Outdoor 4451 Waltham, MA 02454 CUMBERLAND, RI 02864 Articles MORTGAGEE'S SALE Phone: 781-790-7800 ASSESSOR'S PLAT# 13A AND LOT# 168 Business Services 231.8440 The premises described in the mortgage will be SNOWTHROWER 379 Liverpool Ave 2 stage by MTD. 5 HP ensold subject to all encumbrances and prior liens gine. 22 inch., Used Pawtucket, Rhode Island on March 4, 2014 at 10:00 AM on the premises, twice! $225.00 by virtue of the power of sale contained in a 401-767-3356 mortgage by Douglas K. Pariseau, Jr. and An- The premises described in the mortgage will be 273 Miscellaneous drea M. Pariseau dated August 22, 2006 and sold subject to all encumbrances and prior liens VALLEY FALLS FIRE DISTRICT recorded in the Cumberland Land Evidence on January 30, 2014 at 1:00 pm on the premises Merchandise COLLECTOR'S SALE OF ESTATES Records in Book 1346 Page 66 , the conditions by virtue of the Power of Sale in said mortgage FOR TAXES AND ASSESSMENTS LOOKING FOR SOMEmade by Margaret Codianni dated August 8, of said mortgage having been broken. DUE AND UNPAID 159 General THING HARD TO FIND? 2003, and recorded in Book 1869 at Page 178, Be sure to look in the WILL BE HELD IN THE VALLEY FALLS FIRE Services classified pages of The et seq. of the Pawtucket Land Evidence Records, TERMS OF SALE: DISTRICT FIRE STATION, TImes every day. Surely A deposit of FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS AND 00 the conditions of said mortgage having been you'll find interesting CUMBERLAND, RHODE ISLAND things that you may want broken: CENTS ($5,000.00) in the form of a certified MARCH 13, 2014 or need. The Times is the ATTENTION check or bank treasurer's check will be required perfect marketplace you TO ADVERTISE YOUR can enjoy in the comfort BUSINESS IN THIS The undersigned, Tax Collector for the Valley to be delivered at or before the time the bid is of- $5,000.00 in cash, bank check or certified check of your own home. There SECTION is something for everyFalls Fire District, hereby gives notice she will fered. The description of the premises contained at time of sale is required to bid; other terms will CALL THE TIMES be announced at time of sale. one in The Times classiCLASSIFIED DEPT sell at public auction to the highest bidder, in the in said mortgage shall control in the event of an fieds! 401-722-4000 error in this publication. Other terms will be anValley Falls Fire District Fire Station, 555 High Bendett & McHugh, P.C. Street, Cumberland, Rhode Island, on March 13, nounced at the sale. 276 TV – Video – 270 Farmington Avenue, Ste. 151 2014 at 10:00 A.M. Local Time, various parcels Stereo Farmington, CT 06032 ORLANS MORAN PLLC Employment of real estate (for the levy upon which notice is Attorney for the present SYLVANIA 32 inch flat Attorney for the Present hereby given) or so much thereof as may be necscreen color tv $50.00. Holder of the Mortgage Holder of the Mortgage essary to pay the Fire District taxes and assess401-769-1899 P.O. Box 540540 ments which constitute a lien thereon, (including AT THE ABOVE TIME AND PLACE, THE SALE Waltham, MA 02454 Real Estate-Rent where applicable, any tangible taxes and/or liens WAS CONTINUED TO APRIL 1, 2014 AT 10:00 Phone: 781-790-7800 pursuant to Rhode Island General laws 23-27.3A.M. LOCAL TIME ON THE PREMISES 231.9304 125.7), together with interest, costs and expenses incident to this sale, as set forth in the origiBendett & McHugh, P.C. MORTGAGEE'S SALE nal Advertisement of February 13, 2014 pub200 Employment 270 Farmington Avenue, Ste. 151 ASSESSOR'S PLAT# 4 AND LOT# 3 lished in The Valley Breeze of that date and Services Farmington, CT 06032 9 Cowden Street February 17, 2014 published in The Times of Attorney for the present Central Falls, Rhode Island that date, to which reference is hereby made. The Times does not knowHolder of the Mortgage ingly accept advertise- 300 Rental Agencies ments in the Employment Property upon which Fire District taxes and as- The premises described in the mortgage will be NOTICE OF MORTGAGEE'S SALE classifications that are Readers of The Times are not bonafide job offers. advised The Times does sessments have been paid since the advertise- sold subject to all encumbrances and prior liens 31 Gladstone Street Smithfield, Classification 200 is pro- not knowingly accept adments first appeared will not, of course, be in- on February 14, 2014 at 2:00 pm on the premisRhode Island Assessor's Plat 27 Lot 34A vided for Employment In- vertisements that are in formation, Services and violation of the Federal es by virtue of the Power of Sale in said mortcluded in the sale. This newspa- Fair Housing Law and the gage made by Carla A. Cheverria and Miguel Will be sold, subject to any and all prior liens Referrals. per does not knowingly Island Fair HousPlease be advised that if the property referred to Cheverria dated October 11, 2007, and recorded and encumbrances, at public auction on March accept Employment ads Rhode ing Practices Act. The that indicate a preference Federal Fair Housing Law in the advertisement of February 13, 2014 pub- in Book 720 at Page 264, et seq. of the Central 17, 2014 at 2:00 PM Local Time, on the premis- bases on age from emRhode Island Fair lished in The Valley Breeze of that date and in the Falls Land Evidence Records, the conditions of es by virtue of the Power of Sale contained in the ployees covered be Age and Housing Practices Act are In Em- designed to prevent disadvertisement of February 17, 2014 published in said mortgage having been broken: certain Mortgage Deed made and executed by Discrimination ployment Act. Nor do we crimination in the purThe Times of that date in which you have a subMarcus Caparco dated August 23, 2006 and in any way condone em- chase and rental of housbased solely ing. Refusal to rent, stantial interest is sold at tax sale, then you have $5,000.00 in cash, bank check or certified check recorded in Book 514 at Page 262, et seq. with ployment upon discrimination prac- lease, or sell property to one (1) year to redeem it through the Collector's at time of sale is required to bid; other terms will the Records of Land Evidence of the Town of tices. anyone due to age, race, Office or through the tax sale purchaser by ten- be announced at time of sale. color, religion, sex, sexuSmithfield, County of Providence, State of Rhode al orientation, marital stadering the taxes paid, plus a ten percent (10%) Island, the conditions of said Mortgage Deed 204 General Help tus, disability, familial Bendett & McHugh, P.C. penalty on the tax sale amount, plus one percent having been broken, FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS status, or country of anWanted cestral origin is in viola270 Farmington Avenue, Ste. 151 (1%) interest on the tax sale amount from the ($5,000.00) down payment in cash, bank check tion of the Fair Housing Farmington, CT 06032 seventh month onward. After one (1) year, you or certified check at time of sale; other terms will CLEANING AND LABOR Law. If you have a comSouth East MA company plaint, contact the Rhode Attorney for the present may exercise your right to redeem through the be announced at time of sale. looking to hire Cleaning Island Commission for Holder of the Mortgage tax sale purchaser, or, if a Petition to Foreclose and Labor Staff- FT/PT. Human Rights. They will Must pass pre-employ- help any person that has your Right of Redemption has been filed in SuMarinosci Law Group. P.C. discriminated ment drug test, have valid been perior Court, you may redeem through the Court AT THE ABOVE TIME AND PLACE, THE SALE 275 West Natick Road, Suite 500 drivers license, and vehi- against in the rental of housing, the sale of cle. Contact Kristen @ until a Final Decree is entered forever foreclosing WAS CONTINUED TO MARCH 18, 2014 AT Warwick, RI 02886 508-643-1500/ kristen@ housing, home financing 12:00 P.M. LOCAL TIME ON THE PREMISES your right of redemption. Attorney for the present or public tions. Call the Rhode IsHolder of the Mortgage LOT & Inventory assistant, land Commission for HuBendett & McHugh, P.C. JOY L. SULLIVAN MLG File # 12-11789FC A-4440061 full time, entry level posi- man Rights, 401-222270 Farmington Avenue, Ste. 151 TAX COLLECTOR 02/24/2014, 03/03/2014, 03/10/2014 tion, requires working 2661. outdoors, drug free work Farmington, CT 06032 VALLEY FALLS FIRE DISTRICT MORTGAGEE'S SALE place. Apply in person 304 Apartments Attorney for the present only Anchor Subaru, 949 407-409 Lonsdale Avenue Unfurnished Eddie Dowling, No. Holder of the Mortgage Pawtucket, RI 02860 Smithfield.
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The premises described in the mortgage below will be sold subject to all valid and prior liens and encumbrances on March 12, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. on the premises by virtue of the power of sale contained in that said mortgage made and executed by ROSA N. OSBORNE dated February Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held on Monday, March 10, 2014 at 6:00 16, 2012 and recorded in the Records of Land PM in the Central Falls City Hall Council Chambers, City Hall, 580 Broad Street, Central Falls, Evidence for the City of Pawtucket in Book R.I. for the purpose of hearing the following: L3448 at Page 247, the conditions of the mortgage having been broken. The City of Central Falls is proposing to amend the Central Falls Zoning Ordinance as follows: Terms: Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000.00) Section Change down payment in cash, certified check, or bank Article III, 304 Use Regulations, Table 1 Permit use denotations check required to bid. Other terms will be an#21- Educational Institutions (Post Secondary) R-2: N S; C-1: Y S; C-2: Y S; C-D: nounced at time of sale. 1 1 Y S #21.1- Educational Institutions R-2: N S; C-1: Y S; C-2: Y S; C-D: Richard E. Palumbo, Jr., Esq. Y1 S1 Law Offices of Richard Palumbo, LLC #22- Special Schools R-2: N S; R-3: N S; C-1: N S; C-2: 535 Atwood Avenue, Suite 4 Cranston, RI 02920 Y S; C-D: Y1 S1 Attorney for the mortgage holder #23- Religious Services C-1: N S; C-2: N S; C-D: N S; M-1: 401.490.0994 N S; M-2: N S #27- Service Organization R-2: N S; R-3: N S; C-2: Y S; C-D: MORTGAGEE'S SALE Y S; 5 Forte Trail #32- Spectator Assembly R-2: N S; R-3: N S; C-1: N S; C-D: Smithfied, RI 02917 Y S; M-1: Y S; M-2: N S #42- Personal Service 1 A special use permit (S) is required The premises described in the mortgage will be for a barber shop and massage parlor sold subject to all prior encumbrances on March 18, 2014, at 10:00 AM on the premises, Appendix A, List of use code numbers, Sec 4.0, by virtue of the power of sale in the mortgage General Services, 42 Personal Services granted by WILLIAM D. FORTE and KAREN L. 42 Personal Service - (other than as accessory to residential as per Section 5-1 (a) apparel repair, FORTE, recorded February 27, 2007, in the Town alteration and cleaning pickup service; barber (special use permit required) and beauty service; of Smithfield, RI Land Records Book 554 Page massage parlor (special use permit required), tanning salon; photographic service; self service 315, the conditions of said mortgage having laundry and drop-off cleaning service (no dry cleaning on premises); shoe repair service. been broken. Excepting from said sale, that portion of land (recorded Lot 4) released by InstruThe proposals shown on the ordinance may be altered or amended prior to the close of the public ment recorded in Book 685 Page 316, and also hearing without further advertising, as a result of further study or because of the views expressed excepting from said sale, the Easement recorded at the public hearing. in Book 796 Page 94. $7,000.00 in cash, certified or bank check required to bid. Other terms For more information, contact the Central Falls Department of Planning and Economic Develop- will be announced at the sale. ment at 401-727-7480. ALEXANDER J. RAHEB City Hall is accessible to the handicapped. Individuals requesting interpreter services for the hearAttorney for the Mortgagee ing impaired should call the City Clerk's Office at 727-7400, 72 hours in advance. 650 Washington Hwy. Lincoln, RI 02865 The City of Central Falls is an equal opportunity provider and employer. 401-333-3377
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