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Ghanian native helps explain uniquely American terms, slang
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The deer hunter figured sneezing had blown his chance at a deer, but blowing his nose brought a big buck running. Ron Manning of Hinds County tells The ClarionLedger that he’s hunted deer for 54 years and never seen anything like what happened earlier this month. The buck was ready to fight, apparently thinking another buck was nearby. Manning says the 8-point buck came roaring in, “his ears laid back, his eyes glazed over, and the hair standing up on his back.” He says the deer was wide open, and he shot him at 25 yards.
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Jimmy Gyasi Boateng, of Pawtucket, has written his second volume of “What's Up? -- Vocabulary for Those New to the United States.” A native of Ghana who came to the U.S. in 1978, Boateng offers translations of popular American expressions and slang.
PAWTUCKET — For people who are foreign-born, even those who have mastered the English language, imagine their confusion when they hear someone say they had to “jump though hoops” to get a job. Or their friend “really pushes the envelope” sometimes. Or that joke just “cracked me up.” Jimmy Gyasi Boateng experienced this when he emigrated from his native Ghana more than 33 years ago. Growing up in the West African British colony, English was even his primary language, but it didn't take him long to realize that the formal style used there differed greatly from the way most Americans spoke. For years, Boateng took notes on American expressions and use of slang. Three years ago, he decided to compile them into a book that he titled, “What’s Up — Vocabulary for Those New to America.” Boateng has now written a second book on the subject, called “What’s Up? Volume II.” In it, he continues to explore some of the more popular American expressions and provides translations to those who might be puzzled by
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Against the backdrop of the Providence skyline, left, skaters enjoyed a Saturday afternoon on blades at the Bank of America Skating Center. Above, Sara Whiteley, center, takes her daughter Lydia, 7, right, and her friend Macy Scriven, 7, for a skate. The rink is open for skating every day until March 16, weather permitting.
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Rap duo scores ‘Heist’ at Grammys
Macklemore, Lewis grab four awards
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Macklemore & Ryan Lewis might shop at thrift shops, but they now have a ton of Grammy gold. The rap duo won four Grammy Awards so far Sunday, including best new artist and rap album for “The Heist,” beating efforts from Kendrick Lamar, Jay Z, Kanye West and Drake. “Wow, we’re here on the stage right now,” said Macklemore, thanking fans first, then his fiance and team. “I want to say we made this album without a record label, we made it independently and we appreciate all the support.” Beyonce kicked off the Grammy Awards with a steamy and smoky performance of “Drunk In Love.” She started on a chair and then grinded in a revealing black outfit. Jay Z emerged in a fitted suit to rap his verse, and the couple — parents of little Blue Ivy — held hands and danced together. Robin Thicke performed with Chicago, singing the group’s songs before going into “Blurred Lines,” which energized the crowd. Thicke finished the performance singing on the floor. Katy Perry sang “Dark Horse” in an eerie forest with fire that mirrored the song’s vibe, and John Legend and Taylor Swift — who whipped her head, and hair, back and forth — played pianos during their slow songs. Daft Punk, nominated for record and album of the year, were double winners, picking up honors for best dance/electronica album for “Random Access Memories” and pop duo/group performance for “Get Lucky” with Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers. “Dude, on the behalf of the robots . thank you, thank you, thank you,” said Williams, who also won non-classical producer of the year. Looking to Daft Punk, sporting their signature helmets, Williams said: “They want to thank their families. And of course, the incredible Nile.” Macklemore & Lewis’ wins, which include best rap song and rap performance for “Thrift Shop,” come after the Grammy rap committee almost ousted the group from its categories. A source told The Associated Press that the rap committee rejected the duo, but that was later overruled by the general Grammy committee. The rap committee felt Macklemore & Lewis should qualify for the pop awards instead because of their massive success on Top 40 radio. The source, who attended the general
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the mother of a man’s baby gives him “trouble over their relationship” and that “YOLO” is an acronym for “You Only Live Once.” He also writes that a woman “sporting a baby bump” means that she is pregnant, and a child with “helicopter parents” has a mother and father who “hover” over them. Boateng has also observed that most foreigners live in silence for fear they will not be understood when they speak. He offers some suggestions for making them feel more comfortable about meeting new people and being in new situations. For example, he has noticed that “American love their names, especially their first names,” so he tells readers to “mention them once or twice during a conversation.” Additionally, Boateng advises readers to “learn to tell a joke or two to make the conversation lively” and to “be yourself; do not feel shy when you talk.” He adds, “It will take a long time to establish your identity, especially if you come to the United States when you are older.” He admitted that it took a few years before he felt comfortable in his new homeland. Boateng, who lives in Pawtucket, says he served in his native country’s parliament for 10 years before going to work as a librarian at the State Insurance Corporation of Ghana. He moved to the U.S. in 1978 and worked for numerous employers, including Microfibers Inc., where he spent 25 years before retiring. He also served as an interpreter for the Massachusetts Judiciary. Education is important to Boateng, and he completed course work at Phillips Commercial College in Ghana. Once in the U.S., he graduated from Rhode Island Trade Shops School. He also obtained a diploma in culinary arts and a certificate from the New England Gerontology Academy, and continues to work on TeamOps with the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium. Writing is also something Boateng enjoys, and he is proud to have written two books. “A book is a special tool,” he noted. While he hasn't gotten rich from his efforts so far, he said he enjoys the idea of trying to help fellow immigrants fit in to their new culture. The title of the books say it all. “When I first came to the United
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States, I would get confused when someone would say, ‘What’s Up?’ I would look up, like something was going to fall on me,” Boateng recalled, smiling. “Statements like, ‘Are you nuts?’” meant a whole different thing to me until I was here awhile. So I am sending this message to everyone out need this book to understand how to communicate with people or just to make friends.” Both volumes of “What’s Up,” published by iUniverse, are available online at and at the Brown University Book Store on Thayer Street. They can also be purchased directly from Boateng, at a price of $10, by contacting him by email at or by calling 401-3238107.
the meanings. As in the first book, Boateng also provides other types of helpful information for foreign visitors or recent arrivals to the U.S., such as a listing of American sports, popular cocktails, favorite cartoon characters, and even the words to the national anthem and Pledge of Allegiance. “I wrote this because I have been hearing even more expressions. Every day I go out, I hear new things and I write them down. I watch TV, listen to the radio. And by talking to people, I get a lot of information,” he said. Some of these newer expressions include “baby-mama drama,” which Boateng explains is when
The new face of food stamps: Working-age Americans
Children, elderly no longer dominant recipient groups
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WASHINGTON — In a first, working-age people now make up the majority in U.S. households that rely on food stamps — a switch from a few years ago, when children and the elderly were the main recipients. Some of the change is due to demographics, such as the trend toward having fewer children. But a slow economic recovery with high unemployment, stagnant wages and an increasing gulf between low-wage and highskill jobs also plays a big role. It suggests that government spending on the $80 billion-ayear food stamp program — twice what it cost five years ago — may not subside significantly anytime soon. Food stamp participation since 1980 has grown the fastest among workers with some college training, a sign that the safety net has stretched further to cover America's former middle class, according to an analysis of government data for The Associated Press by economists at the University of Kentucky. Formally called Supplemental Nutrition Assistance, or SNAP, the program now covers 1 in 7 Americans. The findings coincide with the latest economic data showing workers’ wages and salaries growing at the lowest rate relative to corporate profits in U.S. history.
President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday night is expected to focus in part on reducing income inequality, such as by raising the federal minimum wage. Congress, meanwhile, is debating cuts to food stamps, with Republicans including House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., wanting a $4 billion-a-year reduction to an anti-poverty program that they say promotes dependency and abuse. Economists say having a job may no longer be enough for self-sufficiency in today’s economy. “A low-wage job supplemented with food stamps is becoming more common for the working poor,” said Timothy Smeeding, an economics professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison who specializes in income inequality. “Many of the U.S. jobs now being created are low- or minimum-wage — part-time or in areas such as retail or fast food — which means food stamp use will stay high for some time, even after unemployment improves.” The newer food stamp recipients include Maggie Barcellano, 25, of Austin, Texas. A high school graduate, she enrolled in college but didn’t complete her nursing degree after she could no longer afford the tuition. Hoping to boost her credentials, she went through emergency medical technician training with the Army National Guard last year but was unable to find work as a paramedic because of the additional certification and fees required. Barcellano, now the mother of a 3year-old daughter, finally took a job as a home
health aide, working six days a week at $10 an hour. Struggling with the low income, she recently applied for food stamps with the help of the nonprofit Any Baby Can, to help save up for paramedic training. “It’s devastating,” Barcellano said. “When I left for the Army I was so motivated, thinking I was creating a situation where I could give my daughter what I know she deserves. But when I came back and basically found myself in the same situation, it was like it was all for naught.” Since 2009, more than 50 percent of U.S. households receiving food stamps have been adults ages 18 to 59, according to the Census Bureau’s Current Population Survey. The food stamp program defines non-elderly adults as anyone younger than 60. As recently as 1998, the working-age share of food stamp households was at a low of 44 percent, before the dot-com bust and subsequent recessions in 2001 and 2007 pushed new enrollees into the program, according to the analysis by James Ziliak, director of the Center for Poverty Research at the University of Kentucky. By education, about 28 percent of food stamp households are headed by a person with at least some college training, up from 8 percent in 1980. Among those with four-year college degrees, the share rose from 3 percent to 7 percent. High-school graduates head the bulk of food stamp households at 37 percent, up from 28 percent. In contrast, food stamp households headed by a high-school dropout have dropped by more than half, to 28 per-
cent. The shifts in food stamp participation come amid broader changes to the economy such as automation, globalization and outsourcing, which have polarized the job market. Many good-paying jobs in areas such as manufacturing have disappeared, shrinking the American middle class and bumping people with higher levels of education into lower-wage work. An analysis Ziliak conducted for the AP finds that stagnant wages and income inequality play an increasing role in the growth of food stamp rolls. Taking into account changing family structure, higher unemployment and policy expansions to the food stamp program, the analysis shows that stagnant wages and income inequality explained just 3.5 percent of the change in food stamp enrollment from 1980 to 2011. But from 2000 to 2011, wages and inequality accounted for 13 percent of the increase. Several economists say food stamp rolls are likely to remain elevated for some time. Historically, there has been a lag before an improving unemployment rate leads to a substantial decline in food stamp rolls; the Congressional Budget Office has projected it could take 10 years. “We do not expect income inequality stabilizing or declining in the absence of real wage growth or a significant reduction in unemployment and underemployment problems,” said Ishwar Khatiwada, an economist for the Center for Labor Market Studies at Northeastern University.
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Maryland gunman: Avid teen skater with no criminal record
Backpack filled with explosives; motive for two killings unclear
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COLUMBIA, Md. — The gunman who killed two people at a Maryland mall was a teenage skateboarding enthusiast who had no criminal record before he showed up at the shopping center armed with a shotgun, plenty of ammunition and a backpack filled with crude homemade explosives, authorities said Sunday. Darion Marcus Aguilar, 19, took a taxi to the Mall in Columbia in suburban Baltimore on Saturday morning and entered the building near Zumiez, a shop that sells skateboarding gear. He went downstairs to a food court directly below the store, then returned less than an hour later, dumped the backpack in a dressing room and started shooting, police said. Shoppers fled in a panic or barricaded themselves behind closed doors. When police arrived, they found three people dead — two store employees and Aguilar, who had killed himself, authorities said. The shooting baffled investigators and acquaintances of Aguilar, a quiet, skinny teenager who graduated from high school less than a year ago and had no previous run-ins with law enforcement. Police spent Sunday trying to piece together his motive, but it remained elusive. Aguilar, who had concealed the shotgun in a bag, fired six to nine times. One victim, Brianna Benlolo, a 21-year-old single mother, lived half a
mile away from Aguilar in the same College Park neighborhood, but police said they were still trying to determine what, if any, relationship they had. Although they lived close to Maryland’s largest university, neither was a student there. Aguilar was accepted last February to Montgomery College, a community college in the Washington suburbs, but school spokesman Marcus Rosano said he never registered or attended. The other employee, Tyler Johnson, did not know Aguilar and did not socialize with Benlolo outside of work, a relative said. Tydryn Scott, 19, said she was Aguilar’s lab partner in science class at James Hubert Black High School and said he hung out with other skaters. She said she was stung by the news. “It was really hurtful, like, wow — someone that I know, someone that I’ve been in the presence of more than short amounts of time. I’ve seen this guy in action before. Never upset, never sad, just quiet, just chill,” Scott told The Associated Press. “If any other emotion, he was happy, laughing.” Aguilar graduated in 2013, school officials confirmed. The Prince George’s County Police Department said it received a missing persons report for Aguilar at about 1:40 p.m. Saturday, more than two hours after the mall shooting. Officers went to Aguilar’s home to speak with his mother about 5 p.m. and saw Aguilar's journal. The portion the officer read made him concerned for Aguilar’s safety, the department said. Police began tracking Aguilar’s phone and soon discovered it was at the mall. Howard County Police Chief William
McMahon said the journal expressed general unhappiness, but he did not give any specifics about the writings. “There are a lot of unanswered questions,” McMahon said. The police chief said there has been speculation about a romantic relationship between the gunman and Benlolo, but investigators have not been able to establish that. Aguilar purchased the 12-gauge shotgun legally last month at a store in neighboring Montgomery County. At his home, officers also recovered more ammunition, computers and documents, police said. The home is in a middle-income neighborhood called Hollywood, near the Capital Beltway. No one answered the door Sunday morning. There was a Christmas wreath on the front door and signs that read “Beware of Dog.” Aguilar and his mother rented the home. Sirkka Singleton, who owns the property with her husband and lives a block away, said they use a property manager to find tenants and have never met the Aguilars. She declined to say who the property manager was. A roommate who answered the door at Benlolo’s home confirmed that she lived there but declined to comment further. Two police officers went into the home after he spoke briefly to a couple of reporters. Residents described the neighborhood as a mix of owners and renters, including some University of Maryland students. A man who answered the phone at Johnson’s residence in Mount Airy, northwest of Baltimore, said the family had no comment. McCartney were scheduled to sing separately on the telecast. Like Macklemore & Lewis, Lamar was nominated for album of the year, marking a high note for hip-hop. Outkast and Lauryn Hill are the only two rap performers to win the coveted album of the year; Hill and Arrested Development are the only rap-based stars to take home best new artist. A rapper has never won song or record of the year. Jay Z, keeping up the decade-long Grammy tradition of rappers leading in nominations, was the night’s front-runner with nine. For top album, Macklemore & Lewis and Lamar’s platinum-selling debuts, “The Heist” and “good kid, m.A.A.d city,” will battle Taylor Swift’s earth-shattering sales force “Red,” Daft Punk’s electronic adventure “Random Access Memories” and the surprise nominee — “The Blessed Unrest” from the piano-playing Sara Bareilles. Macklemore & Lewis’ “Same Love” is up for song of the year alongside No. 1 Billboard hits, including Perry’s “Roar,” Lorde’s “Royals,” “Locked Out of Heaven” by Bruno Mars and Pink’s 'Just Give Me a Reason,” featuring Nate Ruess of fun. Lorde and Mars’ songs repeat in record of the year, and will be up against Imagine Dragons’ “Radioactive” and two songs that feature Pharrell Williams — Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” and Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines,” which has sold 6.6 million tracks and is the biggest song of 2013.
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Check tomorrow’s paper for late lotteries. Grammy meeting, spoke on the condition of anonymity because the meeting was private. Macklemore & Lewis are also nominated for album and song of the year. Justin Timberlake, who isn’t up for any of the major awards, won three trophies, including best R&B song for “Pusher Love Girl” and music video for “Suit & Tie,” which also earned Jay Z a Grammy. Jay Z and Timberlake also won best rap/sung collaboration for “Holy Grail.” “I want to thank God — I mean a little bit for this award — but mostly for all the universe for conspiring and putting that beautiful light of a young lady in my life,” Jay Z said, looking at Beyonce. “I want to tell Blu that, look, ‘Daddy got a gold sippy cup for you.’ ” Lorde won her first Grammy for best pop solo performance with the hit “Royals.” “This is the one thing I didn’t expect the most about tonight, so thank you so much,” said Lorde, who beat out Timberlake, Perry, Sara Bareilles and Bruno Mars. Lorde performed “Royals” early on during the show, and she was just one of the top females to hit the Grammy stage Sunday: Madonna, Carole King, Pink and Bareilles were also scheduled to perform at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The men showed up, too, and performers included Metallica, Willie Nelson, Dave Grohl and Nine Inch Nails. Ringo Starr and Paul
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• Four-week watercolor class at the Lincoln Public Library, taught by local artist Jerry Aissis, Jan. 17, Feb. 3, 10 and 24 from 6 to 8 p.m. Fee is $80 plus supplies, and is expected at time of registration. Class size is limited to 10. Register at the reference desk.
•Valentine’s Day Floral and Craft Workshop, 1 p.m. at the Burrillville Community Recreation Center, 50 Lodge Road, Pascoag. $10 materials fee. Contact the Parks and Recreation at 568-9470 or email to pre-register.
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• 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.
Central Falls
•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.
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• Forand Manor holds Bingo every Monday and Wednesday, starting at 5:15 p.m.
• 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.
• Valentine’s Dinner Dance will be held at the Elks Hall, Social St., 6 to 11 p.m. All proceeds to benefit Elks Club #850 and Emblem Club #27 charities. Tickets $15 per person available at the Elks Lodge or by calling Helene at 765-1036.
• 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.
•Harris Public Library hosts Creative Writing Group Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m. •St. James Episcopal Church, 24 Hamlet Ave., hosts a free concert by the African Children’s Choir at 7 p.m.The public is welcome.
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• 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) 2317363,
• 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.
• Four-week watercolor class at the Lincoln Public Library, taught by local artist Jerry Aissis, Jan. 17, Feb. 3, 10 and 24 from 6 to 8 p.m. Fee is $80 plus supplies, and is expected at time of registration. Class size is limited to 10. Register at the reference desk.
• The Kiwanis Club of Greater Seekonk presents the 18th Taste of the Towns, 6 to 9 p.m. at the Pawtucket Country Club, 900 Armistice Blvd. Tickets are $25. For more information call Edith Krekoriane at (508) 3368130.
• The P.E.A.L. Club will meet at noon at Morin’s Restaurant, 16 South Main St., folllowed by lunch.There will be a board meeting at 11 a.m. Members are asked to bring in Valentine’s themed items for the raffle. Call John at (508) 222-2541 for information.
• Ranger Talk lecture series being held at the Museum of Work & Culture, 1:30 p.m. Author Norman Desmarais will speak on George Washington’s Ghost Army. Free event. Public invited.
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• The Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce will host its 23rd annual dinner at the Twin River Event Center, 100 Twin River Road. Cocktails at 5:30, dinner at 6:30. Keynote speaker will be Neil Steinberg, president/CEO of the Rhode Island Foundation. For information or to register visit or call 334-1000.
Central Falls
• Forand Manor holds Bingo every Monday and Wednesday, starting at 5:15 p.m.
• 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. • Sacred Heart Church, 415 Olo St., will hold a Holy Hour for those who are sick, at 6:30 p.m. There will be Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, a short reflection, recitation of the Rosary and the Divine Mercy Chaplet, concluding with Benediction. Confession will also be available.
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• A three-week Computer Basics Workshop will be held on Fridays Feb. 7, 14 & 28 from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Lincoln Public Library. Call the Reference Desk to register @ 333-2422 ext. 17. Class is limited to 10 students.
• 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) 2317363,
• 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.
•Harris Public Library hosts Creative Writing Group Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m. •The Woonsocket Knights of Columbus Council 113 will host an open house social meeting at 7 p.m. at All Saints Church Hall, Rathbun St. There will be a guest speaker.
• 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.
• Valentines Dinner, hosted by the Major Walter G. Gatchell VFW Post 306, 171 Fountain St., 7 p.m. Tickets must be purchased by Feb. 5 and are $20 per person. For tickets visit the post Saturdays after 4 p.m. or call Sue Bourgault, 721-5399. • Valentine’s Cupid Ball Pink Tie Event, 6 to 11 p.m. at Center By The Blackstone, 175 Main St. For tickets and details, 724-2200.
• Four-week watercolor class at the Lincoln Public Library, taught by local artist Jerry Aissis, Jan. 17, Feb. 3, 10 and 24 from 6 to 8 p.m. Fee is $80 plus supplies, and is expected at time of registration. Class size is limited to 10. Register at the reference desk.
• 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.
• Morning of brush clearing and trash removal along the canal and trails of the Blackstone River and Canal Heritage State Park, sponsored by the Blackstone Canal Conservancy. Meet at 9 a.m. at Plummer’s Landing west parking area on Church Street.
•The Blackstone Valley Coin and Collectables Club will host a coin show at Brians Restaurant from 3 to 8 p.m.
• 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.
• How to Sell on Ebay, Woonsocket Harris Public Library, 2 p.m., presented by the Woonsocket Historical Society. Rain date, Feb. 22.
• 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.
Central Falls
•Forand Manor holds Bingo every Monday and Wednesday, starting at 5:15 p.m.
• The Blackstone Valley Coin and Collectables Club will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. in the lower level of the Blackstone Town Hall. Anyone interested in attending is welcome. Questions? Call Mike, 774-280-4333.
Central Falls
• Forand Manor holds Bingo every Monday and Wednesday, starting at 5:15 p.m.
• Vietnam Veterans of America – James Michael Ray Memorial Chapter #818, will meet at 7 p.m. at the Lincoln Senior Center, 150 Jenckes Hill Road. Come at 6 p.m. and have dinner with us. All Vietnam Veterans welcome. For more information call Joe Gamache at 401-651-6060.
• 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.
• Mardi Gras, St. Ann Arts and Cultural Center, 5:30 to 11:30 p.m. Music provided by Jeff Gamache and Runaway Train and Slipper sneakers. Full Cajuj buffet. Prizes for best costumes. Tickets are $30 in advance by calling 762-9072, or at the door (limited amount) for $35.
• 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.
•Harris Public Library hosts Creative Writing Group Wednesdays, 7:30 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.
• 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.
• 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) 2317363,
• 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.
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Page A4 THE TIMES — Monday, January 27, 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
Dem hopefuls must leave some room to turn
It looks like Democrats in the 2014 gubernatorial primary are about to be vexed by the same Catch-22 that confounds Republican candidates for president: What they have to do and say to win their party’s nomination in the primary could spell doom in the general election. If the nascent Democratic primary race for governor next year has showed us anything so far, it is that being liberal is becoming cool again. Both Providence Mayor Angel Taveras and state General Treasurer Gina Raimondo are tripping over themselves pushing to increase the minimum wage, implement prekindergarten programs, back gun control measures, and bend over backward to attract the Latino vote. The until-now reclusive Clay Pell, who makes his candidacy official Tuesday, seems pretty much in line on those issues as well. This is pretty much the playbook for politicians everywhere: run toward the base for the primary, then try to steer to the middle for the general election. Ask Republican Mitt “severely conservative” Romney how that worked out for him last time. It turned out he couldn’t just shake the Etch-aSketch and “start all over again,” as his adviser, Eric Fehrnstrom, famously predicted he would be able to do during the GOP primary campaign. This is important to Taveras, Raimondo and Pell for two reasons: • Rhode Islanders like to elect Republican governors – Lincoln Almond, Don Carcieri and Republican-who-became-independent-before-turning-Democrat Lincoln Chafee have held that seat for two decades — as a check and balance to the hopelessly lopsided Democratic General Assembly. • While Rhode Islanders tend to vote overwhelmingly Democratic, they don’t veer particularly liberal. Voters here tend to fit into the working class, ethnic, Catholic group that political types like to call “Reagan Democrats,” after the president who is the patron saint of Republican conJIM BARON servatives and who was able to capture those voters in 1980 and 1984. The state legislature is chock full of conservative Democrats who anywhere else would be moderate to center-right Republicans. If the eventual winner of the Democratic nomination has veered so far to the left to win the primary, that would be good news for Republicans Allan Fung and Ken Block, either of whom could win the GOP primary without becoming too rabidly right-wing. This is a particular problem for Raimondo, whose bread-and-butter is the independents and Republicans who cheer what she did with pension reform. These are the people who would put her into the governor’s office if she is on the ballot. But if she is not liberal enough to win enough votes in the Democratic primary against the strong effort of the public employee unions who will do everything they can to defeat her, then they won’t have that chance. If Raimondo espouses enough liberalism to win the primary despite the unions, will that make her damaged goods to the aforementioned independents and Republicans who are her natural base, in this race at least? Angel Taveras has no such in with independents and Republicans, so he has to ride the Democratic horse as fast and as far as it will take him. As for Clay Pell, he has to come out strong starting tomorrow and impress — no, dazzle — people with his vision, his leadership skills and his plans for fixing a broken state right away. This isn’t his grandfather’s Rhode Island, and he has to make his own way, quickly and convincingly, if he wants to catch up with his primary opponents. Yes, he could catch a wave and come out to the front of the pack, but he could also be left behind pretty quickly if he lets himself get perceived – or painted by opponents – as a young whippersnapper with nothing to offer but a fancy name. ••• Faithful readers know this column is a reliable friend of the working class and middle class. While I don’t question for a moment that free-market capitalism is the best and, quite probably, the only way for a people and a nation to succeed economically, I often draw irate e-mail from readers when I point out some of the unfairness this causes and the need for regulation to halt the worst abuses and exploitation. As President Barack Obama is going to tell you in his State of the Union Address Tuesday, income inequality is a problem that threatens to throw our economy and perhaps even our democracy (note the lower-case d) out of whack. Now we have a statistic that vindicates all of the hand-wringing about the out-of-balance economy. According to Oxfam International, the world’s 85 richest people – that’s not a percentage, 85 individual persons – control as much wealth as 3.5 billion of the poorest people, about half of the entire population of the world. The group also found that, since the Great Recession of 2008, 95 percent of the wealth generated in these United States of America went to the richest 1 percent of the population. The Oxfam Report quotes the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis, who said: “We may have democracy, or we may have wealth concentrated in the hands of the few, but we cannot have both.” Indeed. Can’t we agree that we have tried long enough and hard enough to improve the economy by funneling money to the rich, to businesses and to “job creators,” and it just plain hasn’t worked? Having a roaring middle class is what made this nation the envy of the world from the end of World War II until President Ronald Reagan made trickle-down the economic fad it has remained for the last generation. ••• I am thoroughly amused by the boo-hooing of the National Football League, which is now in a flopsweating, drooling panic because it may have to play a football game in the snow. It’s not just any game, to be sure, it is the big kahuna, the Super Bowl, Super Bowl XLVIII, to be exact (aren’t those Roman numerals starting to get a bit silly?). The Super Bowl, of course, isn’t a game the average fan is able to attend. It is a soiree for the swells, a two-week bacchanal for the benefit of the moneyed set of which the actual game is often almost an afterthought. The notion that the usual luxury box crowd is going to have to sit out in the freezing cold amid snow and ice has the league’s honchos in an absolute tizzy. There is even talk about moving the game date from Feb. 2 to another date if the weather forecast in Northern New Jersey is too foreboding. Super Bowl Sunday on a Monday? Or a Friday? Heavens to Murgatroyd! The NFL should, well, chill out. One of the most memorable games in football history is the Ice Bowl between the Green Bay Packers and the Dallas Cowboys on frozen Lambeau Field in 1967. Play the game no matter what the weather brings. The NFL doesn’t care about the fans in the stands at any other time in the football season. It’s be-all and end-all is television money. Why is this game any different just because it is going to be the 1 percent in the stands, paying $1,500 to $2,000 for a scalped ticket regular fans can’t dream of affording?
Dr. Pangloss, free trader
“We’ve outsourced our manufacturing and much of our pollution, but some of it is blowing back across the Pacific to haunt us.” So says University of California scientist Steve Davis. Smog from Chinese factories has already saturated cities like Beijing, where residents go about in surgical masks, and crossed the East China Sea to foul the air of Korea and Japan. Now China’s smog is coming to America’s West. Among the pollutants wafting their way over the Pacific, says the Guardian, is black carbon, which is “linked to cancer, emphysema and heart and lung diseases,” and travels “huge distances on global winds known as ‘westerlies.’ ” Davis is one of a team of U.S. and Chinese researchers whose report has Pat Buchanan been published by the U.S. National Academy of Sciences. As the Chinese factories fouling Asia’s air arose to meet the demands of Western consumers, says Beijing, the West should help pay the cost of cleaning up their polluted and poisoned environment. Seems that, despite the academic consensus that free trade is win-win for all, free trade is not free. Great nations that have risen to global power by protecting their manufacturing, like Britain in the early 19th century, have begun their relative decline when they embraced free trade. Between 1870 and 1914, protectionist America and Germany both shoved Britain aside. Since Y2K, China, which protects its industrial base by keeping its currency artificially cheap, has surged past Italy, Britain, France, Germany and Japan to become the world’s second-largest economy. And they are gaining steadily on us. Free trade appears to be the policy of fading nations. Perhaps it is time for a profit and loss statement of its costs and benefits. Undeniably, free trade has been a bonanza for the top 1 percent and many among our top 10 percent. As U.S. manufacturers shut down scores of thousands of U.S. factories to finance new plants in Asia, their production costs plummeted. Wages and benefits for Asians were, and are still, but a fraction of those of American workers. Health, safety and environmental standards were in some cases almost nonexistent. The eight-story garment factory in Bangladesh that collapsed in April, killing 1,100 workers, mostly women, and injuring another 2,500, would never have passed a U.S. building inspection. After having shifted production overseas and dramatically lowered costs, U.S. transnationals saw a surge in profits. These were used to push corporate salaries into the stratosphere, increase dividends to shareholders, and keep the Washington lobbyists working the Hill day and night for fast track and free trade. And the lifestyle of our corporate elites changed. Where their fathers walked sooty factory floors in smokestack towns in World War II, these masters of the universe fly Gulfstream Vs to Davos and Dubai to dine with titled Europeans, Saudi princes and Chinese billionaires. These are America’s winners from free trade. The losers? Middle Americans. The average U.S. family has not seen a rise in real wages in 40 years. This is directly traceable to the loss of more than one-third of all U.S. manufacturing jobs. And that loss, that deindustrialization of America, is directly tied to the $10 trillion in trade deficits since Bush I. Writers who celebrate how U.S. imports have risen in this month or that year almost never mention the trade deficit for this month or that year. Perhaps that is because the United States has not run a trade surplus in four decades, whereas, in the first 70 years of the 20th century, we never ran a trade deficit. Trade surpluses add to GDP; trade deficits subtract from GDP. And when in a company town the company closes the factory, the town often dies. And all the little satellite businesses — bars, diners, food stores, pharmacies — that rose around the factory, they die, too. The tombstones of countless dead towns across America should read: Killed by Free Trade. Tenured economists on college campuses call this “creative destruction.” The stagnant wages of two generations of U.S. workers also help to explain the crisis of Social Security and Medicare. For, as workers’ wages fail to rise, or fall, so, too, do their contributions in payroll taxes. If, as Simpson-Bowles contends, our largest entitlement programs are heading for insolvency, free trade played a lead role in that American tragedy. And where is the liberal morality in passing laws to ensure U.S. workers a living wage and clean and safe conditions, and then, through fast track and free trade, signaling their bosses that they can evade these laws by shutting factories here, moving their plants to Asia, paying coolie wages, and subjecting Asian workers to conditions that would earn a U.S. industrialist a tour in Leavenworth? Whatever happens from free trade is what should happen, free traders say. As Dr. Pangloss explained to Candide, whatever happens, happens for the best in this best of all possible worlds. Sure. Patrick J. Buchanan is the author of “Suicide of a Superpower: Will America Survive to 2025?”
Brady fundamentals
I’m looking at the sports page and that picture of Brady, he looks like when they had a picture years ago of Plunkett and the caption read, “You can’t complete passes when you throw from that angle.” You should have put that instead of “Mile High Let-down.” This is a New York Giants Fan
Watch the Checker license
About the Checker Club...that grandfathered license should not be passed or sold. That's what we neighbors living behind the restaurant were told. This is b.s. from the City Council.
Plow Samuel Avenue!
I’ve lived on Samuel Avenue for years and years and the plowing job they do keeps getting worse and worse. You take your life in your hands going up Samuel Avenue after a snowstorm. Do the job right. Try a little harder.
Finally, parking limits
Oh happy day...finally, at Nathanael Greene School, the parents are paying attention to the no-parking area and now we can walk without feeling in danger. Whoever was responsible for that...the mayor, police, Fairlawn Fire Department, they finally got it going with those signs.
Stop immigration reform
On immigration reform and why there are so many against it...that picture in the paper showed a mother and child holding up a sign for immigration reform and it was written in Spanish. It’s that attitude...a lack of respect for our country and intolerance for learning the English language that is why people hate it. Louie
Time to go
It’s Tuesday night, the night before a big storm. and every school district has cancelled school for the next day so parents can make arrangements but Pawtucket. I’m glad the superintendent is retiring. And I hope her grandchild has a better superintendent than we have here in Pawtucket. Fed Up Parent
For shame, Cicilline
I am absolutely disgusted with Rep. Cicilline and his backing of illegal immigrants. What does this say to the poor Americans, the people who are losing jobs and who are struggling because they are unemployed...these people voted for you. I’m so disappointed in you. Maybe you’re going to get the illegal immigrant vote because you voted for this. But you should be ashamed of yourself. Taxpayer
New Slater Mill director gets suggestions
To the new Slater Mill director Lori might be good to partner up with Native American cultural groups and have Native American arts that were from around the same time. Also, Hasbro...maybe have 80 years of what they have produced on display. That would make this a museum instead of something that gets passed by all the time. Lou
McLaughlin gets upbraided
To Mr. McLaughlin, The voters of Cumberland voted for you to represent the taxpayers, not the teachers’ union. You should be concentrating on raising student standards and not the teachers union.
Fix food stand rules
Councilman Rudd correct, fix the rules on food stands! Monitoring Councilman
Poles no place for ads
I’d like to know...when did the practice off advertising businesses on telephone poles become so prolific? You can’t drive by a telephone pole without seeing a sign to “fix your roof,” “mattresses for sale,” “paint your house,” etc., etc. How come I only see these in Pawtucket and Central Falls and not in North Providence and other communities? Something should be done so this is not allowed and it should be enforced.
Some accounting, please?
To those who have been wondering about the windows being left open at Goff when the heat is on...I want to know what happened to the money that we approved to replace all the burners at all the schools three years ago? What happened to all that money. PotterBurns just got a patch job. Where and how has this money been spent? I’d really like someone to look into this. One Who’s Wondering
Where’s our heating aid?
Lincoln Chafee, you’re a disgrace for what you did with the heating program this year. It's mid-January and we don’t have any heat. We always had the heating assistance money by Dec. 15.
Think about Building 19 school site
I wonder if the people who like the idea of using Building 19 as a school like it because their family owns all of the property that surrounds it and would make a lot of money? Just Wondering
Glad dog dumper was caught
That woman who put that dog in the dumpster...that looked suspicious. Do you think she was after that reward money? There was a reward of $2,500 and if she made up a fictitious person, she would have been the first to report it. Like it’s not bad enough. I’m so glad you put her picture in the paper. Animal Lover
More editorials, please
I’ve been noticing there are a few editorials locally in the Times. I hope this trend continues in the Times to have more local editorials. And I thank you for the coverage of Pawtucket.
Monday, January 27, 2014
Joao Delgado
CUMBERLAND – Joao Delgado, 80 of Mill Street passed away Friday at the home of his son. He was the husband of the late Aida (Antonio) Delgado. Born in Villa de Rei, Portugal, he was the son of the late Maria Augusta. He came to this country in 1960, settling in Cumberland. Mr. Delgado was a laborer employed by Universal Construction, Cranston for more than 18 years. He was a communicant of Our Lady of Fatima Church, Cumberland. He was also a member of the Laborer's International Union Local 271 and a member of the Uniao Portuguesa Benificente, Pawtucket. He is survived by his son Ramiro A. Delgado and his wife Paula Llera Delgado of Cumberland. Three sisters, Albertina Dias and Louisa Morreira both of Cumberland and Lucillia Rodrigues of Portugal. Four grandchildren, Raymond John Delgado; Jessica Lynn Delgado; Nicholas Anthony Delgado and Alexis Joan Delgado all of Cumberland and several nieces and nephews. A Celebration of his life will be held Tuesday at 9 AM from the J. J. Duffy Funeral Home, 757 Mendon Road Cumberland. A Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM in Our Lady of Fatima Church, Fatima Drive, Cumberland. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Cumberland. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Calling hours Monday 5 to 8 PM. Directions/guestbook:
Sheila A. McHale
MCHALE, SHEILA A. (SARTINI) 73, of Hilton Head Island, formerly of Cumberland, passed away unexpectedly while vacationing on the Cayman Islands on January 18, 2014. She was the beloved wife of Thomas McHale for 52 wonderful years. Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Julius and Evelyn (Ferrari) Sartini. A Rhode Island resident until she and her loving husband retired to Hilton Head Island, Sheila was involved in local politics for many years while residing in RI. She had a wonderful, fulfilling life raising three children, and will be remembered by friends and family as a strong woman with a quick wit. She was very active throughout her life, enjoying tennis, badminton, golfing at Sea Pines Country Club, traveling, and spending time with her extended family. Besides her loving husband, she is survived by her children Alan of Hope Valley, RI; Kim Keck and her husband Phil of West Hartford, CT; and Melissa D'Andrea of Charlotte, NC. She was also the cherished grandmother of five grandchildren, Kathleen Foran-McHale, Allison ForanMcHale, Laura Keck, Thomas D'Andrea, and Elizabeth D'Andrea. Calling hours will be held on Friday, January 31, 2014 from 4-7 PM at ManningHeffern Funeral Home, 68 Broadway, Pawtucket. The service will be held Saturday, February 01, 2014 at 10 AM in the funeral home with a private burial to follow. A second service will be held Saturday, February 08, 2014 at 10 AM at Holy Family Catholic Church, 24 Pope Avenue, Hilton Head, SC 29928. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to, PO Box 22330, Hilton Head, SC 29925. For additional information and online condolences visit:
Stella G. Richardson
CENTRAL FALLS – Stella G. Richardson, 89, passed away Thursday January 23, 2014 at Oakhill Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Pawtucket. She was the wife of the late Henry Richardson. Born in Central Falls she was a daughter of the late Maciej and Victoria ( Bomba ) Majka. Before retiring Stella was employed as a Homemaker in the Pawtucket area. Mrs. Richardson leaves four sisters, Jennie Kilian of Connecticut, Irene Broadmeadow of Pawtucket, Laura Buzdigian of Florida and Sophie Wyntjes of Texas, nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Thaddeus and Walter Majka Her funeral will be held Tuesday January 28, 2014 at 8:00 a.m. from the Karol A. Romenski & Sons Funeral Home 342 High Street Central Falls with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Joseph's Church 391 High Street Central Falls at 9:30 a.m. CALLING HOURS TUESDAY FROM 8:00 A.M. 9:00 A.M. Relatives and friends are welcome to attend. Burial will be in Mt. St. Mary's Cemetery, East Providence.
He’s a ‘Pilla’ of the community
prefers the waltz. “I like to do together dancing,” he said. “I like to hold them tight.” His dancing days started early, back in Milford, where he grew up. “My father played the accordion. My sister and I used to dance. And I haven’t stopped.” JULIA SPITZ Milford was also where he learned, when he went to get his driver’s license, his real MetroWest Daily News first name is Salvatore. Old friends like former state Rep. Marie BELLINGHAM, Mass. — The secrets to bagging groceries are just “common sense,” Parente still call him “Johnny,” since his family always called him by his middle Sal Pilla said as he grouped refrigerated items in one sack and fruits and vegetables name in honor of an uncle who died. “You could never call me Sal in front of my sisin another on checkout lane 6 on a recent ter,” he said. Friday morning. It’s also where he found his first job, as a But working at the Bellingham Market Basket may be part of the secret of his suc- stock boy at F.W. Woolworth’s. His wife-to-be “was my next-door neighcess. bor. I told her I’d marry her when I came After all, not many bag boys are 93. back” from World War II. At 20, and a Not that bagging is his only role at the member of the National Guard, “I was an Stallbrook Marketplace supermarket. “He does everything,” said store manag- old man” compared to many of his fellow GIs. er Steve Dunn. Serving with the 5th Armored Division Nor are his three shifts a week the only in Europe, “that’s when I met George” times you’ll find him at work. Patton. “He was a soldier’s soldier,” who “He’ll come in even on his days off, “told us ‘You don’t salute in the field.’” directing traffic (of shoppers to a less Pilla, who served in “D-Day Plus One” crowded checkout line), taking the bakery and the Battle of the Bulge, remembers trash out. ... He comes in Sundays after Patton or one of his staff officers was frechurch, talks to all the customers,” said quently on the front lines. Dunn. The bonds forged in combat are not for“Sometimes he has more energy than the gotten. kids.” “We knew each other. Everybody took Pilla, who keeps cookies in his pocket “to give to certain people,” was 77 when he care of everybody,” said the man whose dog tag remains on his key ring almost 70 years started the Market Basket job. By then, he had worked for Draper’s for after the war’s end. He returned home and married Blanche, 30 years in the foundry — “They called me ‘Scrap Iron’ when he served as a sergeant in and the couple lived in Milford for about eight years before moving to Bellingham, the Army National Guard — and had also where they raised two sons. been a Bellingham firefighter for 20 years. “I volunteered with the fire department When he first visited the store, he seemed to know just about all the shoppers, at first,” he said, but later became a lieutenant and ladder instructor. While most of so “they asked if I wanted to work here,” those he trained are now retired, “they and his late wife, Blanche, agreed it might remember the old man got them up on the be a good idea. “I’m a people person,” said Pilla. “I can’t roof.” At 93, his doctor tells him “don’t change sit in the corner by myself. I just can’t.” a thing you’re doing,” so he still drives, When he’s not working, he can often be though not at night, and he still shows up to found dancing. work, even on days like a recent Friday, Back in the day, he cut a rug at local when a light snow blanketed the parking lot hotspots like Norumbega Park and Lake and temperatures struggled to get out of the Pearl. teens. Now you’re more likely to find him at “I don’t have stress,” he said. the Uxbridge VFW, Medway Senior Center He does, however, have an occasional or, if he gets off work in time on Friday word of advice for his teen coworkers. afternoons, the Holliston Senior Center’s No matter what your age, “You serve the Big Band sessions. customers. They don’t serve you.” He’ll do the polka and line dances, but
93-year-old bag boy still going strong in Bellingham
Providence shooting victim 1st homicide of 2014
PROVIDENCE — A 24year-old Providence man has become the city's first homicide victim of 2014 after he was fatally shot while sitting in the passenger seat of a car. Police identified the victim as Nelson Sanchez. He died Friday night as the driver of the vehicle in which he was riding was to drop Sanchez off at the Providence Public Safety Complex. Sanchez was taken to Rhode Island Hospital, where police said he died shortly after 9 p.m. Maj. David Lapatin said a car pulled alongside the vehicle and opened fire. Police are investigating any connection between the shooting and another earlier Friday that injured a teen.
Estelle I. Bedard
PAWTUCKET – Estelle I. (Grenier) Bedard, 93, passed away Saturday, January 25, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late Wilfred H. Bedard. A lifelong resident of Pawtucket, she was a daughter of the late Antonio and Eva (Bessette) Grenier. Estelle was employed in the Admitting Department of the Memorial Hospital of RI until retiring in 1978. She leaves her daughter, Theresa E. Marcotte and her husband, Leon of Smithfield and her son, Wilfred H. Bedard, Jr. and his wife, Louise of West Palm Beach, FL. She was the sister of Therese Robert in California, Doris Brousseau of Hudson, NH and the late Oscar Grenier, Orise St. Pierre and Rejeanne Marquis. She also leaves five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. VISITATION will begin Wednesday at 9 a.m. at WILLIAM W. TRIPP Funeral Home, 1008 Newport Ave., Pawtucket, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. in St. Cecilia Church, 755 Central Ave. Interment will follow at Notre Dame Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts to Beacon Hospice, 1 Catamore Blvd., East Providence, RI 02914 would be appreciated.
Sturbridge Village extends term of president
a more contemporary choice for visitors. This major initiative will allow the growing museum to better serve its diverse range of guests, including leisure and busiSTURBRIDGE, Mass. – ness travelers, wedding parThe Old Sturbridge Village ties, corporate retreats and Board of Trustees recently meetings. voted unanimously to extend Donahue’s leadership and the contract of the museum’s achievements were recogpresident and chief executive nized formally in October of officer, James E. Donahue, of 2013 at the 26th Annual Cranston, R.I., through June Massachusetts Governor’s of 2017. Conference on Travel and Dick Schulze, Chairman Tourism. Donahue was one of the Old Sturbridge Village of the recipients of the Larry Board of Trustees, lauded D. Meehan Award, presented Donahue’s successful leaderPhoto Credit: Erika Sidor by Massachusetts Governor ship of the organization durDeval Patrick to individuals Old Sturbridge Village ing his tenure, which began President and CEO James E. who have made major contriin 2007. “Jim Donahue has Donahue, who has led the liv- butions to the expansion and been the catalyst for signifivitality of the state’s tourism ing history museum since cant performance improveindustry. 2007, recently had his conments at the museum includIn 2012, Donahue was tract extended into 2017. ing stabilizing attendance, instrumental in developing a and increasing education $500,000 partnership with Oliver Wight House, is on field trips and fundraising Country Bank, headquartered the National Register of during his time here. Jim in Ware, Massachusetts, to Historic Places and dates to took over at a challenging fund the Village’s education 1789, while the 29-room point in the Village’s history, programs. Reeder Family Lodges offer yet has led the organization to recent success and has positioned Old Sturbridge Village for an even brighter future,” said Schulze. Donahue led the reopenCharles Coelho Funeral Home ing of the Old Sturbridge Inn 151 Cross Street, Central Falls, RI 02863 and Reeder Family Lodges 401-724-9440 Cook-Hathaway Funeral Home Raymond Watson Funeral Home at the Village in 2013, 160 Park Street, Attleboro, MA 02703 350 Willett Ave., E. Providence, RI 02915 expanding the Village’s 508-222-7700 401-433-4400 operation to include museFoley-Hathaway Funeral Home J.H. Williams Funeral Home 126 South Main St., Attleboro, MA 02703 210 Taunton Avenue, E. Providence, RI 02915 um, dining, retail and lodg508-222-0498 401-434-2600 ing. The historic 10-room Duffy-Poule Funeral Home Bellows Funeral Chapel Old Sturbridge Inn, in the 20 Peck Street, Attleboro, MA 02703
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LINCOLN – WAINWRIGHT, Thelma M. (Barr) 96, of Lincoln, died January 26, 2014. She was the wife of the late James T. Wainwright. Mrs. Wainwright was born in Lincoln. She was a daughter of the late Andrew and Caroline (Feather) Barr. She was employed by Shawmut Bank of RI, formerly People's Bank as a bookkeeper for 25 years until her retirement in 1982. Mrs. Wainwright was a communicant of St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Pawtucket where she was a member of the choir and soloist for 60 years, former Sunday school teacher, AARP and a volunteer at Hallworth House. She is survived by her four children, Valerie Brown of Esmond, Diane Daveau of Pawtucket, James T. Wainwright II of Attleboro and Andrew J. Wainwright of Foxboro. Fifteen grandchildren and thirty three greatgrandchildren. Sister of the late Carolyn Baughman. A funeral gathering will be held on Wednesday at 8 am in the Merrick R. Williams Funeral Home 530 Smithfield Ave. Pawtucket with a service at 9 am in St. Luke's Episcopal Church 670 Weeden St. Pawtucket. Calling Hours Tuesday 4 to 8 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Luke's Episcopal Church Memorial Fund. Burial will be in Moshassuck Cemetery. For online condolences please visit
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Providence club shut after 2 injured in shooting
PROVIDENCE — Providence officials have temporarily shut a city nightclub after a shooting that critically injured two Massachusetts men. The Providence Journal reports that the Board of Licensing on Saturday temporarily ordered the Karma nightclub closed, hours after the shooting. Police Maj. Thomas Anthony Verdi asked that Karma's license be suspended. He says police don't know why the two men were shot, by whom and what retaliation might result. The victims were identified as 24-year-old Kenneth E. Leslie of Chelsea, Mass., and 26-year-old Rodney Hoskins of Mattapan, Mass. Verdi said they have arrest records for weapons and other felonies.
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Catholic School Week puts spotlight on value of faith-based education
Catholic school attendance in RI tops 12,000
reduced attendance in keeping with the statewide average of about a 2 percent annual decline in the number of school-aged children over the last several years. This year, a total of 12,757 students attended one of Rhode Island’s independently or diocese-operated Catholic schools, he said. Some of the schools are operated by a religious order, such as the Brothers of the Sacred Heart at Mount St. Charles Academy and the Sisters of Mercy at Mercymount Country Day in Cumberland. Others, such as efforts is a necessary commitment to keep things running smoothly. Parishes and the diocese also work to raise needed funding to support the school system’s financial assistance program, a demand that would require $19 million in annual support if every application was to be fully funded, Ferris said. That demand also reflects the increased burden the state’s economy has placed on families, and Ferris said the environment has made it “a tough time for private schools” generally.
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sacrifices,” Ferris noted. The effort teachers make to educate their students with Catholic faith in mind, the “heroic” efforts parish pastors make to support schools, and the commitment of parents to By JOSEPH B. NADEAU give their children a based education are all worthy of note during Catholic Whether they attend St. School Week, he said. Raphael Academy in Catholic School Week can Pawtucket, Mount St. Charles also be lots of fun for students Academy and Good Shepherd and faculty, as Lawrence H. Catholic Regional in Poitras, principal of Good Woonsocket, or Bishop Shepherd Catholic Regional Hendricken High School in School at 1210 Mendon Road, Warwick, the coming week Woonsocket, can tell you. will be one of reflection and “There is something going fun for students observing on every day,” Poitras said. National Catholic School The observances by Poitras’ Week in the state. grades 3-to-8 school and the The 34 Catholic elemenMsgr. Gadoury Primary tary schools and nine Catholic Regional School, Pre-K to high schools in Rhode Island Grade 2, will begin with a will be celebrating Catholic Mass for Catholic School stuSchool Week in their own dents at St. Joseph Church, unique ways, but also next door to Good Shepherd, acknowledging the importance on Sunday at 10 a.m., Poitras of a Catholic, faith-based edusaid. cation, according to Daniel J. The Catholic school stuFerris, superintendent of dents will be filling a number schools for the Diocese of of roles for the Mass, includProvidence. ing altar servers, lectures and “Every school has some choir, he noted. things they do differently, but After the Mass, both Good we are all going to be celeShepherd and Msgr. Gadoury brating the fact that we have a will open for an open house faith-based approach to educaprogram beginning at 11:30 tion,” Ferris said. St. Raphael Academy, a 400For the diocese, the chala.m. at each of the schools and Students attending a student, grades 9-through-12 lenge is to combine as many continuing until 1 p.m. Catholic school are not barred Catholic High School at 123 resources together as possible, The Woonsocket Catholic from having religion in their Walcott St., Pawtucket, or St. whether that is fundraising, schools are among those holdeducation, as they might in a Elizabeth Ann Seton Academy school development efforts, or ing their own on student public school or charter for grades pre-K-through-8 at the use of corporate tax credits enrollment, which Poitras school environment, accord909 Lonsdale Ave., Central to assist efforts to build revnoted “is a good trend with ing to Ferris. Falls, are operated by the dio- enues. the economy the way it is,” “What we are celebrating is cese school administration “We want to create an Good Shepherd has about a faith-based school free of office, and Catholic parishes environment where Catholic 200 students and has been government intervention,” he also have schools that fall schools are as accessible and within that enrollment for sevsaid. under the administration of affordable as possible,” he eral years, he noted. Of course, in today’s econ- the parish pastor. said. The observance of “We like to grow, and we omy and along with the recent All face different chalCatholic School Week is an have room for growth,” declines in school-aged chillenges in operating in an ever opportunity to reflect on all Poitras said while noting local dren in Rhode Island, Ferris more demanding school envi- the work members of the schools hope people interested said the Catholic school sysronment, according to Ferris. Catholic community put in to in a Catholic-based education tem in Rhode Island is facing In the case of a parishsupport Catholic schools, and will attend the open houses. challenges in maintaining its operated school, the parish also a chance for people not “You have to get the word out current level of access. would have to come up with familiar with the schools to that you are a different school, About a third of Rhode funding for capital improvestop in at an open house, and that people are doing a good Island’s Catholic schools have ments and also maintain its to hear a presentation on a job and that people are happy seen small gains in student support for the school’s opera- school or take a tour, he said. with it,” he said. population or remained level, tions. 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KOBE, Japan — Picture a dog working with police at a crime scene, and you probably think of a tall, muscular breed like a German shepherd or a Doberman. But in the near future, seeing a smaller breed like a toy poodle or a miniature dachshund sniffing for clues won't be so unusual. A number of small dogs have been taken on as “contract police dogs,” and their puppy-dog looks have proven popular enough to include in a photo book. Owners send their diminutive dogs for training in the hopes of seeing their pet become a contract police dog someday. *** One cold morning, a toy poodle, a papillon and a Chihuahua scurry around, sharing a training field with much larger dogs. The dogs run to fetch a cloth marked with the target scent and bring it back. Among today's 14 aspiring contract dogs, three are small breeds. Unlike police-bred dogs, the contract dogs are usually bred by private training facilities or individual households and are dispatched by police on demand. Generally, the dogs serve for one year. To continue serving, the animals are required to pass a screening test organized by prefectural police headquarters every year. As of the end of 2012, 1,249 dogs have been registered as police dogs, and 164 are official police dogs. After passing their annual screening test, the contract dogs are dispatched to different sections for specialized work in path tracking, scent finding, search and rescue and other tasks. Even highly talented dogs require two to three years of training. Yasuhisa Kai, 44, a company executive in Sakai, sent his 6-year-old male toy poodle Naito to a training facility three years ago. After seeing smaller police dogs on TV, Kai thought “My dog is clever, maybe it's worth a try.” Keeping the poodle at the facility costs 50,000 yen a month (about $480), and Kai was only able to visit his dog on rare occasions. But the pet owner had his fingers crossed, hoping Naito passed the screening recently held by the Hyogo prefectural police. ***
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According to the Nippon Police Dog Association, which officially endorses 163 private police dog training facilities across the nation, there are no restrictions on which breeds can wear the badge, but most police dogs are large dogs like German shepherds and Dobermans. The Wakayama prefectural police began a trend for using smaller-breed police dogs in 2010 when they took on Ku-chan, a miniature Schnauzer. The news reported that Ku-chan was the first small dog to be assigned to police duty in Japan. Shortly after, tourists flocked to the training facility in Wakayama, where the dog was stationed. The following year, the Nara prefectural police adopted a long-coat Chihuahua, a move that was featured on overseas television. In 2012, two toy poodles adopted by the Tottori prefectural police modeled for a photo book. The appearance of a series of small police dogs in the media has inspired owners who want their dog to become one to contact training facilities nationwide. The National Police Agency announced that 13 small dogs had been registered as contract police dogs as of February last year. The number of candidates at screenings offered by the Kyoto prefectural police has been on the rise, with seven small dogs joining 50 bigger dogs to take one of the tests in November. “We didn't find the next Ku-chan this time,” a Kyoto police official said. Last July, the Kyoto prefectural police led a toy poodle they had adopted to search for explosives on a search of the bushes ahead of the Gion Festival's famous Yamahoko parade. The search was not the typical stern and solemn affair, as the tiny dog inspired shouts of “Kawaii!” (How cute!) from tourists. Small dogs are able to turn in a tight radius, and police expect them to play crucial role at disaster sites. But they have yet to be dispatched to such sites. Compared with large dogs, smaller breeds are short on physical strength, and they often participate in crime prevention or traffic safety campaigns. “They now act as mascots to boost our image,” a senior prefectural police officer said. Meanwhile, the number of large dog owners in Japan has been decreasing. Koji Sunaga, a chief of the dog association's general affairs section, said, “As the number of potential contract police dogs is likely to decline, police are expected to register more talented small dogs in the future.”
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According to the New York Times, numerous Sammy, the black pit bull humane associations have (pictured at right) who reported similar difficulties bounced around a couple of adopting out black cats and shelters while waiting dogs although without proof almost a year for a home, “black dog syndrome” is may have found his new real. family, according to Kerry I asked a knowledgeable Courtemanche, the source, Candy Lash, director Burrillville deputy animal of marketing and communicontrol officer. cations at the Dakin Humane If so, it will be another Society in Springfield, Mass. happy tale facilitated This was her last week on because Facebook users the job, so I just reached her shared a posting, she said. in time. Yes, shares about dogs “I can’t say we’ve seen it lost in Timbuktu make a difhappen with dogs because all ference. the dogs at the Dakin are “Facebook can have its adopted so quickly,” she downfalls,” she allowed, said, but black cats do face a “but it’s becoming a very color barrier. helpful tool,” for re-homing “With steel cages, black hard to place pets, like the cats sort of tend to disap“senior dog with ongoing pear,” she said. “They’re not medical things, the cats that as visible as their more are much more independbrightly colored counterent” and black pit bulls. parts.” But the Dakin has Some 800 people shared “Black dogs don’t photo- found a way to show black Sammy’s story last week, graph as well” as other dogs, cats to advantage. The Dakin she said, but thanks to social she said. People also comhas provided “Doublemedia math, more than wides,” she laughed. The litplain they can’t “read” the 37,000 people heard his ter box is on one side oppodogs’ expressions. story. Unless color is considered site the cat’s living quarters, Sammy was picked up as a desirable breed characteris- and in the big cage, the black a stray in Johnston last April. tic, as with a Black Lab, a cats don’t fade into the backAfter six months in the shel- black dog will stay in a shel- ground. ter, the animal control officer ter longer than other dogs, “They eventually get reached out to other commu- she said. adopted,” she said, of nities for help. Burrillville course, some people do Ditto for black cats. responded. fancy black cats. “They’re so “Some people come in He had “two strikes lovely, so sleek and so beaulooking for a cat and they against him,” Courtemanche say, ‘Anything but a black tiful,” she said. said, citing his unpopular As for Sammy, everyone cat,’” she said, due to the old breed and black color. hopes he will go to his new superstitions.
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home this week Courtemanche said. “It looks like we have a good ending coming,” she said but added “we are being extra, extra thorough” evaluating the fit between the dog and the prospective home. She didn’t think the picture this time was his best, although he did look happy resting on the grass, and she accessorized him with a bright red collar. So why did this time do the trick? “Facebook is always changing its policies on who sees stuff on a page,” she said. On past postings, she has later discovered only 200 people actually saw the dog’s picture and information. “We’ve only had a Facebook page since last August,” she said, and the number of people going to the site has been steadily growing. Of course, the shelter can’t afford to pay for promotions, but when people hit the Like button, or comment or share, the posting will reach more people, and that’s what happened with Sammy. Have a tip or a story idea? E-mail Margo Ann Sullivan at Follow The_Gabby_Dog on Twitter.
The following is a list of animal shelters in Rhode Island and Massachusetts: Shelter: Cumberland Animal Control Address: 44 Martin St., Cumberland Phone: (401)-333-2745 Shelter: North Smithfield Animal Control Address: 281 Quaker Hwy., North Smithfield Phone: (401)-766-0377 Shelter: Woonsocket Cat Sanctuary Address: 266 Mendon Road, Woonsocket Phone: (401) 765-4174 Shelter: Pawtucket Animal Shelter Address: 401 Newport Ave., Pawtucket, 02861 Phone: (401)-729-7496 Shelter: Burrillville Animal Shelter Address: 131 Clear River Dr., Harrisville Phone: (401)-568-9480
How many times can it happen, that a pregnant cat comes in and is left at the shelter long after all of her kittens get adopted? Is it because she is more well behaved than the kittens, maybe even more laid back and snuggly than those crazy little ones? We many never know why such an outgoing and lovable cat like Bahama Mama has been here this long. But we are putting our foot down and taking a stand to get this adorable one year old black and white female adopted. Bahama Mama is a diva and knows that she deserved to be doted upon in her new home, so she would prefer as many hands for petting as possible but no other cats to take up her special time. Come meet her at the Seekonk Animal Shelter any day from 2 - 4 PM except for Wednesday when we are open 3 - 6 PM. Located at 100 Peck Street, Seekonk MA 02771. Questions? Call us at 508-3366663.
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Shelter: Attleboro Friends of Cats Inc Address: 8 N. Main St, Attleboro Phone: (508)-431-6700 Shelter: Milford Humane Society Shelter Address: 289 West St., Milford Phone: (508)-473-7008 Shelter: City of Woonsocket Address: 105 Cumberland Hill Road, Woonsocket Phone: (401)-766-6571 Shelter: Town of Seekonk Animal Control & Shelter Address: 100 Peck St., Seekonk Phone: (508)-336-6663 Shelter: Providence Animal Rescue League Address: 34 Elbow St., Providence Phone: (401)-421-1399
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Narragansett Bay Sky Wind Waves(feet) Visibility (miles) SW 15-30 1-4 0--2 Buzzards Bay SW 15-30 3-6 0--2
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Merrimack to Chatham to Chatham SW 15-30 4-8 0--2 Watch Hill SW 15-30 4-8 0--2
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Temperatures will be briefly milder today with cloudy skies and some rain and/or snow showers with no significant accumulation expected. That’s in advance of the next arctic blast headed this way. That will arrive tonight and last for 60 hours through Thursday morning. After that, temperatures moderate back to seasonal levels in to the upcoming weekend along with dry conditions expected too.
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Battle over the Breakers
Preservationists pick sides over proposed new visitors center
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NEWPORT — A proposal to build a visitors center on the grounds of The Breakers, the Gilded Age Vanderbilt family mansion and national historic landmark, is dividing Newport’s preservationists, neighbors, and even some family members in a seaside city where tourism is its lifeblood. The Preservation Society of Newport County, the nonprofit group that owns the 70room mansion, says the center is badly needed to serve The Breakers’ 400,000 annual visitors. Many opponents agree something is needed, but they want it across the street in the parking lot or elsewhere, not on the 13-acre grounds of the property, which they say would be irreparably damaged. During the months since the $4.2 million plan was released, then rejected by the city’s Historic District Commission, the disagreement has devolved into a bitter fight, with opponents who once considered themselves allies of the Preservation Society now accusing it of steamrolling or cutting people out when they disagree. The Preservation Society says it has explored the alternatives, and its plan is the only feasible one to protect the magnificent home built by railroad magnate Cornelius Vanderbilt II. “We have hired the best people, the brightest people. They’re very sensitive to the issues. There is no steamroller. We believe we’re doing the right thing,” said Don Ross, chairman of the group’s board. Both sides say they’re
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THE TIMES, Monday, January 27, 2014 — B1
Mixed martial arts
Broken hand leads to loss for Chattelle
Pawtucket middleweight falls in CES main event
Pierce, K.G. propel Nets past Celtics
Stars return to Boston, receive long ovations
BOSTON (AP) — Andray Blatche scored 17 points and the Brooklyn Nets beat the Boston Celtics 85-79 on Sunday night as Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett returned to their former home court for the first time since being traded last July. The cornerstones of the Celtics' 2008 championship team received video tributes early in the game with career highlights shown on the scoreboard. They didn't have any highlights on the court until Garnett stole the ball from Rajon Rondo and dribbled ahead of the field for a layup that ended Boston's last threat. That put the Nets ahead 82-77 with 20 seconds left and secured their 10th win in 11 games. The Celtics, losing for the 17th time in 20 games, were led by Brandon Bass with 17 points and Rondo with 13 points, eight rebounds and eight assists. Pierce and Garnett scored just six points each, and Pierce missed eight of his 10 shots. But they received several standing ovations early in the game on the court where they won the team's 17th championship. The crowd gave them a standing ovation when they took the court for pregame warmups and when they were the last two Nets starters introduced. During the video tribute to Garnett in a timeout with 2:25 left in the first quarter, he stood near his bench with a white towel draped over his head. He smiled, pounded the left side of his chest and waved several times to the crowd. The tribute to Pierce at the end of the first quarter was longer and drew a louder ovation. He looked up at the video board above center court with a somber expression. The camera panned to him on the court showing him repeatedly mouthing the words, "thank you." Pierce spent 15 seasons with the Celtics after they drafted him with the 10th pick in 1998. Garnett was obtained in a trade with Minnesota before the 2007-08 season and, with Pierce and Ray Allen, led Boston to their most recent championship. But the Celtics are in full rebuilding mode now and trailed 59-53 after three quarters then allowed the first six points of the fourth as the Nets led by 12. Boston cut the lead to 73-70 on a 3-pointer by Chris Johnson, playing on a 10-day contract, with 4:37 left. But the Nets scored the next five points on a layup by Andrei Kirilenko, a free throw by Deron Williams and a jumper by Pierce. That made it 78-70. With the score 80-72, Boston cut the deficit to three points on a field goal by Bass and a 3-pointer by Rondo, two of only five current Celtics who played with Pierce and Garnett last season. Joe Johnson then missed his shot and Rondo rebounded. He moved the ball upcourt only to lose it to Garnett, who went in for Brooklyn's final field goal. Pierce, the second-leading scorer in Celtics history, scored his first two points of the game on free throws 1:08 into the third quarter then hit his first field goal, a 16-foot jumper that capped a 10-0 Nets run 2:51 into the period. The Celtics, trailing 45-36, immediately called timeout.
LINCOLN — A broken hand broke Todd Chattelle’s hopes for an impressive main event victory. Instead of taking care of business against journeyman Shedrick “Chocolate Thunder” Goodridge in this past weekend’s “CES MMA XXI” show at the Twin River Event Center, the Pawtucket middleweight was the victim of an upset loss, dropping an unanimous-decision verdict by three scores of 30-27. And the primary reason for the defeat? Chattelle broke his right hand less than two minutes into the fight when he tagged Goodridge with an overhand punch. “I felt like a onearmed bandit after that,” Chattelle said afterwards in his dressing room, his right hand submerged in a plastic bin full of Todd Chattelle ice. “I gave it my all, and I just wanted to finish the fight more than anything.” Chattelle, who fell to 12-10 (9 KOs), indeed finished the fight, but not before absorbing a few punches and a handful of takedowns from Goodridge, a native of Rahway, N.J. who improved to 5-6 and was making his third appearance at the Lincoln casino in as many years. Despite the circumstances, Chattelle did his very best, landing a few quality punches of his own with his left hand and some potent knees, but he didn’t come close to taking any of the three rounds. “I knew he couldn’t hurt me,” added Chattelle. “I just couldn’t put anything together. It’s hard to put a combination together with just one hand. My right is my strong hand and I throw it to set up my knees and my kicks, but I couldn’t do that. All I could do was a jab and an inside kick or an outside kick.” All in all, it was a mixed night for the R.I. fighters on the undercard, and the fight that turned out to be the talk of the night was Woonsocket bantamweight Andre Soukhamthath’s unanimous-decision loss to Cambridge, Mass. prospect Kin “Kong” Moy. Moy stunned the local crowd by bouncing back from a dominant opening round by Soukhamthath to win the next two rounds. He overcame a pair of early takedowns by Soukhamthath in the second round by nearly choking him out in the final minutes, and Moy took control of the final round by taking the fight to the ground and doing his best to submit his opponent. Moy improved to 4-0, with his first three victories coming by submission, while Soukhamthath, who was riding a Classic Entertainment & Sports, Inc. record seven-fight win streak, fell to 8-2. There was some good news for local fans. East Providence featherweight Dinis “Sweetbread” Paiva Jr. impressed in picking up an openinground TKO of Chelsea, Mass. product Franklin
See CHATTELLE, page B2
ERNEST A. BROWN / Blackstone Valley Sports file photo
Woonsocket High senior Connor Fugere, shown heaving the shot put during a recent meet at the Providence Career & Technical Academy field house, accepted a track scholarship late last month to Northeastern University.
Boys’ indoor track and field
Weight lifted
Woonsocket standout Fugere reflects on ride that resulted in scholarship to Northeastern
WOONSOCKET — A tremendous weight has been lifted from Connor Fugere’s broad and strapping shoulders. The Woonsocket High senior is viewed as one of the best on the Rhode Island track and field circuit at heaving objects such as the shot put, 25-pound weight throw, and hammer a very long way. His appearance on the U.S. High School Weight Throw Performance List that was
released last Wednesday backs up such a claim. Given the specifics of Fugere’s craft, it seems appropriate to link the early-morning summer training sessions spent under the guiding hand of Marc Piette with the rite of passage that every 12th grader with designs of attending college goes through. At a time when seniors anxiously await “yea” or “nay” decisions from the admissions department, Fugere is completely worry-free regarding his post-graduation plans. See FUGERE, page B3
Boys’ hockey
No problem: MSC takes two with ease
Mount puts away Smithfield, Barrington before taking weekend off
MSC’s first two goals and Devin Votta tallying his teamleading 16th goal of the season. Keith Phaneuf’s power-play goal 6:31 into the contest and Ryan Badeau’s score 1:46 later gave the Mounties a 2-0 lead, and D’Abrosca’s goal came midway through the second period and put the hosts ahead by three. Marc Squizzero and Pat Holmes also scored for the hosts, with Squizzero’s goal coming on a power play and being set up by Holmes. Tim Casilli also assisted on a pair of goals, and goalie Brian Larence turned away 28 shots. The Mounties outshot the Sentinels, 50-29. In the win over the Eagles, D’Abrosca and Votta each netted a pair of goals. Votta’s two goals came 39 seconds apart from each other and gave Mount a 5-0 command just 54 seconds into the second period. Henry Allienello, Squizzero, and Casilli added MSC’s other goals. Patrick Holmes was credited with three assists, Phaneuf added a pair, and Larence had 16 saves.
WOONSOCKET — Mount St. Charles experienced very few problems this past weekend in improving its win streak over Division I-Eccleston public-school teams to nine games. One night after rolling to a 7-2 triumph over Barrington at Levy Arena, the Mounties skated to a 6-1 win over Smithfield at Adelard Arena, and in the process, boosted their firstplace Division I-Cimini record to 10-2. The Mounties will have this weekend off, but their February schedule looks to be difficult. Six games remain in the Mounties’ regular-school, including two each against Cimini rivals Bishop Hendricken (6-2-1) and La Salle (4-41). Before the Mounties face off with either of those two teams, they will have to wrap up their difficult non-league schedule by taking on Hamden, Conn., the seventh-ranked team in Connecticut, on Saturday, Feb. 8 at 7:30 p.m. at Adelard. Six different players netted goals for the Mounties, with Justin D’Abrosca leading the way with a goal and assists on
Mount St. Charles senior co-captain Marc Squizzero scored twice over the weekend to help his team win a pair of games and raise their Division I-Cimini record to 10-2.
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Boys’ indoor track and field
Monday, January 27, 2014
REGIONAL Clippers cap superb week by winning SCOREBOARD Northern Division championship meet
Cumberland’s Seaver, Woonsocket’s Fugere seize multiple events
MONDAY BOYS Basketball
Cumberland at Lincoln, 7 p.m.
Wrestling Barrington at Central Falls, 6 p.m.; Bishop Hendricken at Woonsocket, 7 p.m. GIRLS Basketball Hope at North Smithfield, 5:30 p.m.; Shea at Juanita Sanchez, 6 p.m.; Rogers at Tolman, North Providence at Burrillville, 7 p.m. Indoor Track Dwyer, Bayha, and Sullivan Division Championships, (at Providence Career & Technical Academy field house), 5:30 p.m. CO-ED Swimming Mount St. Charles at East Providence, 4 p.m.
TUESDAY BOYS Basketball North Smithfield at Mount Hope, Davies at Moses Brown, 6:30 p.m.; Barrington at Cumberland, Mount Pleasant at Woonsocket, Rogers at Central Falls, Portsmouth at Lincoln, Burrillville at Middletown, Tolman at Prout, Shea at Westerly, Mount St. Charles at St. Patrick, 7 p.m.; St. Raphael at Smithfield, 7:15 p.m. GIRLS Basketball Central at Davies, 5:30 p.m.; Cumberland at North Kingstown, Tolman at West Warwick, Mount St. Charles at Mount Pleasant, 7 p.m. CO-ED Swimming La Salle at Cumberland, Classical vs. Shea, (at Tolman HS), 4 p.m. WEDNESDAY BOYS Basketball
PROVIDENCE — Five days after an impressive showing in its battle of unbeatens with Lincoln and Mount St. Charles that fetched the team the regular-season title, Cumberland again proved that its the top team in the Northern Division this past weekend by capturing the Northern Division championship meet at the Providence Career & Technical Academy field house. Kevin Seaver captured a pair of events to help the Clippers score 144 points, nearly double the total of second-place Mount St. Charles (78). Lincoln finished third in the standings with 67 points, Shea was fourth with 58, and Woonsocket and Central Falls tied for fifth place with 37. Seaver won the 1,000 (2:51.8) and 3,000 (9:34.1) to propel the Clippers, who also received first places from Jason Lambrou in the long jump (20-9), Alex Southiere in the 1,500 (4:24.5), and Dave Agudelo in the 600 (1:28.4). Jim Haupt also supplied runner-up finishes in the 1,000 and 1,500. The only other athlete to earn multiple victories was Woonsocket’s Connor Fugere, who claimed the weight throw (64-5.25) and shot put (52-6.25). The Mounties were led by Chris Miele,
who won the 55-meter hurdles in 8.39 seconds, and Tony Pasquarelli, who placed in the top five in three events -- the shot put (second), high jump (third), and 300 (fifth). Mount also seized the 4x400 and 4x800 relay races. The Lions received a first place in the 300 (:37.66) and a third in the 55-meter dash from Jon Airzam, a second in the weight throw and a third in the shot from Giovanni Gray, and a second in the 3,000 and a third in the 1,000 from Nick Ryan. Jaurus Tetchi captured the 55-meter dash (6.82 seconds) for the Raiders. Fabio Gomes took second in the 300. and Tetchi and Gomes also helped the Raiders’ 4x200 relay team win in a 1:36.4 time. Erik Mateo’s victory in the high jump, which came on a 6-foot-2 leap, was the top highlight of the day for Central Falls. ***
NORTHERN DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIPS (At Providence Career & Technical Academy, Providence) Team scores 1, Cumberland 144; 2, MSC 78; 3, Lincoln 67; 4, Shea 58; 5, (tie) Woonsocket and Central Falls 37; 7, Juanita Sanchez 8; 8, Ponaganset 5. Individual results Weight -- 1, Connor Fugere, Woon. 64-5.25 (19.64 meters); 2, Giovanni Gray, Linc. 59-1 (18.00); 3, Stefan Balestra, Linc. 59-0.50 (17.94); 4, Jake Brierly, Linc. 53-4 (16.25); 5, Austin Taft, Woon. 51-6.50 (15.71); 6, Adam Freiman, Cumb. 51-6 (15.69).
Shot put -- 1, Fugere 52-6.25 (16.00); 2, Rich Goodreau, Cumb. 47-4 (14.42); 3, Gray 40-8.50 (12.40); 4, Taft 38-8 (11.78); 5, Joe Taylor, Linc. 38-5 (11.71); 6, Dan Hunt, Cumb. 38-0.50 (11.59). High jump -- 1, Erik Mateo, CF 6-2 (1.88); 2, Tony Pasquarellli, MSC 5-10 (1.78); 3, Joe Bertherman, Cumb. 56 (1.68); 4, Leandro DeBrito, Shea 5-6; 5, Sean Leeming, MSC 5-6; 6, Jason Lambrou, Cumb. 5-2 (1.57). Long jump -- 1, Lambrou 20-9 (6.32); 3, Pasquarelli 1910 (6.04); 4, DeBrito 19-4.75 (5.91); 5, Luis Gracia, CF 187 (5.66); 6, Sam Ackerman, Cumb. 18-4.50 (5.60). 3,000 -- 1, Kevin Seaver, Cumb. 9:34.1; 2, Nick Ryan, Linc. 9:34.9; 3, Abdullah Kaba, Cumb. 9:36.4; 4, Jack Carroll, MSC 9:46.0; 6, Charles Berg, MSC 9:46.0. 1,500 -- 1, Alex Southiere, Cumb. 4:24.5; 2, Jim Haupt, Cumb. 4:25.1; 3, Will Mardo, Cumb. 4:32.4; 4, Elijah Tousignant, MSC 4:35.0; Matt Fownes, Cumb. 4:46.2. 1,000 -- 1, Seaver 2:51.8; 2, Haupt 2:52.2; 3, Nick Ryan, Linc. 2:55.4; 4, Matt Smith, Cumb. 2:58.1; 6, Luke Demers, MSC 3:02.9. 600 -- 1, Dave Agudelo, Cumb. 1:28.4; 2, Sam Adofo, CF 1:31.4; 3, Colin Berg, MSC 1:32.6; 4, Kody Sankey, Cumb. 1:33.6; 5, Max Schlott, MSC 1:33.7; 6, Jailson Sanchez, CF 1:35.2. 300 -- 1, Jon Airzam, Linc. 37.66; 2, Fabio Gomes, Shea 38.14; 3, Ken Teye, Shea 38.65; 4, Jake Leahy, MSC 40.14; 5, Pasquarelli 40.15; 6, Mustafa Fahnbulleh, Shea 40.45, 55-meter dash -- 1, Jaurus Tetchi, Shea 6.82; 2, Fahnbulleh 6.86; 3, Airzam, Linc. 6.095; 4, Zen-Ming Feng, Cumb. 7.00; 5, Teye 7.01; 6, Gracia 7.06. 55-meter hurdles -- 1, Chris Miele, MSC 8.39; 2, Jon Stoddart, Cumb. 8.80; 3, Colin Simmons, Cumb. 8.89; 4, Tim Crane, Woon. 9.42; 5, Reily Walker, Linc. 9.54; 6, Matt Beaudreault, Linc. 9.86. 4x200 -- 1, Shea 1:36.4; 2, MSC 1:37.9; 3, Cumberland 1:40.2; 4, Lincoln 1:41.6; 5, Woonsocket 1:44.1; 6, CF 1:44.5. 4x400 -- 1, MSC 3:45.6; 2, CF 3:46.1; 3, Cumberland 3:46.6; 4, Shea 3:54.3; 5, Lincoln 3:55.8; 6, Woonsocket 4:09.2. 4x800 -- 1, MSC 8:54.5; 2, Cumberland 9:03.0; 3, CF 9:10.9; 4, Woonsocket 9:36.0; 5, Lincoln 9:41.9; 6, Shea 10:04.1.
Johnston at Shea, 7 p.m.
Hockey Lincoln vs. Cumberland (at Adelard Arena), 8:30 p.m. Wrestling Moses Brown at Burrillville, 4 p.m.; Central Falls at Pilgrim, Cumberland at La Salle, Lincoln at Mount Pleasant, 7 p.m. Swimming East Greenwich at Mount St. Charles, 4:30 p.m. GIRLS Basketball Burrillville at Moses Brown, 6:30 p.m.; Warwick Vets at Lincoln, Woonsocket at Westerly, St. Raphael at North Providence, Coventry at Central Falls, 7 p.m. Hockey Mount St. Charles vs. Warwick Co-op, (at Boss Arena), 7 p.m.; Lincoln/Cumberland Co-op vs. South County Co-op, (at Boss Arena), 8:30 p.m. CO-ED Swimming Rogers vs. Shea, (at Tolman HS), 4 p.m.
College indoor track and field
RIC’s Vazquez, Cummins place in top 10 at BU meet
BOSTON — Central Falls native Steven Vazquez and Lincoln product Ed Cummins each posted top-10 finishes this past weekend for Rhode Island College at the 2014 John Thomas Terrier Invitational, hosted by Boston University. Vazquez, a freshman, placed sixth in the high jump with a two-meter leap, while Cummins, a sophomore, finished eighth in the weight throw with a 16.91-meter toss. He was also 37th in the shot (12.92 meters). The Anchormen will be back in action on Friday with a meet at Tufts University.
Chattelle breaks hand in unanimous-decision loss
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December 18, 2013 - Melissa Gianetti competes in the girls 200 medley relay event at a co-ed meet with Mount St. Charles at the Woonsocket YMCA Wednesday. Ernest A. Brown photo/RIMG
Isabel. Paiva (4-5, 2 KOs) threw a series of unanswered punches at Isabel (4-7) that forced the stoppage at 1:48. Johnston middleweight Tunde Odumoso also won, evening his record at 2-2 with a unanimous-decision victory over Framingham, Mass. resident Adam Quitt (1-4) that saw him win by three scores of 30-27, but Coventry bantamweight Shaun Marmas fell to 5-6 after suffering a submission loss to Salem, Mass. prospect Matt Doherty (3-0), who finished off Marmas with a rear-naked choke 2:12 into the third round.
In the co-feature, Reading, Mass. resident and CES MMA featherweight champion Rob Font improved his record to 9-1 with a submission victory over New York’s Ahsan Abdullah (5-5). Font, who has won his last eight fights, used a D’Arce choke 3:48 into his fight to put away Abdullah for good. The knockout of the night came from undefeated Melrose, Mass. heavyweight John Johnston, who picked up his fifth in as many pro fights with a nasty kick to the head of Goldsboro, N.C. native William Baptiste (2-1) that sent Baptiste reeling to the ground just 1:49 into their battle. Follow Eric Benevides on Twitter @EricBen24
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PAWTUCKET — The Pineview Little League has scheduled its registration dates for the upcoming season at the Ken Ryan Baseball Academy on 413 Central Ave. in Pawtucket. The dates are: Saturday, Feb. 8, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Wednesday, Feb. 12, from 6-8 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 22, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., and Wednesday, Feb. 26, from 6-8 p.m. For more information, visit Facebook under Pineview Little League or contact league president Bob Brown at 692-9139.
PAWTUCKET — The Fairlawn Little League will be holding registrations for the upcoming baseball and softball seasons at the Smithfield Avenue Fire Station (on Smithfield Avenue) on Saturday, Feb. 1 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 18 from 6:30-8 p.m. and Saturday, March 1 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Fairlawn Little League will once again offer a softball program this year and is looking for girls between the ages of 4-18 to register to play T-Ball (ages 4-6), Instructional (ages 6-8), Minors (ages 810), Majors (ages 11-13) and Seniors (ages 13-18). Registrations are open to girls who live in the city of Pawtucket, as this is a Little League affiliated fast-pitch softball program. Registrations can also be done online. At the end of the registration, applicants will be able to print out a copy of the registration form and mail in payment, or drop off payment at the fire station during the registration dates listed above. The league is not accepting credit card registrations at this time. If you have any questions, contact league president Tammy Ward at 401-413-5323 or visit the Fairlawn Little League website at
PAWTUCKET — The Pawtucket Youth Soccer Organization is accepting registrations for its Spring Soccer Academy for boys and girls ages 3-10 from Pawtucket and its surrounding communities. Walk-in registrations will take place at the PYSAbuilding on 52 Plain St. in Pawtucket on Wednesday, Jan. 29, Tuesday, Feb. 18, and Thursday, Feb. 20, from 6-8 p.m. The six-week session will begin at the end of April. The fee is $65 per child (with a family discount after the second child in each family) and will cover each player receiving a shirt, shorts, and socks. For more information, visit or call (401) 729-9565.
PAWTUCKET — The Darlington Girls Softball League, a fast-pitch league that serves all of Pawtucket and its surrounding communities, will conduct registration for the upcoming season on Saturday, Feb. 15, and Saturday, Feb. 22 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at St. Teresa's Church on 358 Newport Ave. (across from Slater Park) in Pawtucket. The divisions are Instructional Division 1 T-Ball (ages 4-6), Instructional Division 2 Machine Pitch (ages 6-8), Minors (ages 9-10), Juniors (ages 11-13), and Seniors (ages 13-18). New players must show a valid birth certificate at the time of registration. The fees are: Instructional Division 1 & 2 ($35, or $60 for 2 or more players in a family), Minors, Junior, and Senior Divisions ($60 or $95 for 2 or more players). Registration can also be done online at with a major credit card. The league is also conducting a used softball clothing and equipment drive. Bring the items to one of the registrations and the league will donate them to a player whose family is in need.
PAWTUCKET — The Darlington Braves will hold its annual awards banquet on Sunday, March 2 from noon-4 p.m. at the Venus de Milo in Swansea, Mass., and tickets will go on sale on Saturday, Feb. 1 from 10 a.m.-noon at the Darlington Braves Hall on 92 East Ave. in Pawtucket. All cheerleaders and football players are free, but must come to the hall to receive their ticket. Children under the age of two are also free, but for everyone else, the ticket price is $23 (cash only). All children must be accompanied to he banquet by an adult. No tickets will be sold at the door. For more information, email
PAWTUCKET — Officials with the Pawtucket Girls Softball League will conduct open registrations for their upcoming spring and summer seasons for players between the ages of 7-18 every Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. at DH Hitting on 70 Vineyard St. in Pawtucket. Those sign-up sessions will be held now through the end of March, stated PGSL President Scott Cooper. The league will be divided into appropriate age divisions. For more information, call Cooper at (401) 338-1127 or e-mail him at
PAWTUCKET — The Darlington Girls Softball League will conduct its winter clinics for new and returning instructional division players every Tuesday night in January and February from 6-7 p.m. at the Fallon Memorial School gymnasium on Lincoln Avenue. In March, the clinics will run every Friday night from 6-7 p.m. For more information, send an email to
WEST WARWICK — The 38th annual Cranston Sports Collectors Show will be held on Saturday, Feb. 1 at the West Valley Inn from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. Admission is $3. Sponsored by the St. Joseph’s Men’s Guild of the Immaculate Conception Church, over 1,800 dealers, collectors and sports fans attend the show. Regarding as the face of the sports memorabilia hobby, Alan “Mr. Mint” Rosen will once again be in attendance. In addition, the R.I. Reds Heritage Society will have display space and local sports cartoonist Frank Galasso will be in attendance.
PAWTUCKET — The Pawtucket & Providence Figure Skating Club is now accepting registrations for the Olympic Session of its Basic Skills Skating Program. Skaters can either take advantage of our 2-for-1 pricing or save $10 off the price of one skater. Lessons are appropriate for either hockey or figure skating and are available for skaters ages three through adult. Classes start on Saturday, Feb. 8, and are held at Lynch Arena. Classes for beginning skaters will be held from 12:10-1:00 p.m. Lessons for skaters with more experience will take place from 11:10 a.m.-12 noon. Participants must have their own skates. For more information, go to and click on "Basic Skills", email, or call 508 212-2611.
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His future became secure shortly before Christmas when the 17-year-old accepted a track scholarship to Northeastern University. The only item of business remaining is to sign a national letter of intent, which Fugere plans to take care of when the calendar officially flips to February. What has all the trappings of a happy ending, that of a youngster learning that the college he had his heart set on attending reciprocated in kind, Fugere can now look back at the countless hours he spent chiseling his physique and honing his throwing techniques and reflect on what a ride it was. “You hear about kids who are recruited. Colleges say they want you. They throw out a number and either you accept, decline or negotiate. It’s not that simple, at least with track it isn’t. You’ve got to make yourself known,” Fugere explained during a recent respite from practice at Saravia Gymnasium. “I knew I loved Northeastern out of all the colleges I talked to. I didn’t go deep in the process with the other schools because I knew I wanted to go there. “It’s a lot of head games. We got to the point where we ready to be done with the process. It’s a little bit draining on the family,” Fugere continued. In essence, all of Fugere’s eggs were placed in one basket. What was going to make or break his decision to become a Husky boiled down to one crucial piece: The scholarship package submitted by the Boston-based school. “The weeks leading up to the numbers were more stressful. My parents and I felt, ‘What happens if they don’t throw out a number I like?’ Northeastern was the only college I pursued to the fullest extent. If everything falls through, I’m in trouble,” was Fugere’s rationale as he looked back at a situation that along some levels is no different than his classmates waiting for response letters. After a few days of deliberating, the brother of former Woonsocket High girls’ basketball standout Kailey Fugere (Class of 2012) felt comfortable enough to end his college search. “We were happy with the offer and decided to accept,” smiled Connor Fugere. “Connor is a fantastic kid. I just can’t speak enough about him,” said Piette, both the head coach of the Woonsocket’s girls’ indoor track program and mentor to Novan throwers of both genders. *** A self-described competitive person who even takes board games seriously, Fugere’s first foray into Woonsocket high school athletics could be considered reflective of the mindset of today’s culture. He played freshman basketball before going out for outdoor track, the only reason he did so was to stay in shape for hoops. He sought to become a sprinter, a vision that quickly faded after an unsuccessful bid to keep pace with Jalen Evans, the former Novan sprinter. George Briggs, the longtime Woonsocket High track and cross-country mentor, saw Fugere as a better fit as a “field” participant as opposed to a “trackster.” “Coach Briggs, being the nice guy he is, didn’t want to tell me how bad I was. He said, ‘You look like a discus thrower,’” Fugere recalled. Reporting to Piette, Fugere recalls his eyes growing wide as he watched a Novan teammate unleash the hammer. Instantly, he fell in love with the biggest draws being the power and torque needed in order to hurl the object up to the heavens. On pure raw ability, Fugere placed third in the hammer and fifth in the shot put at the 2011 ninth-grade outdoor state meet. “From that point, I wanted to continue,” says Fugere about waiving goodbye to basketball and hello in earnest to track. Fugere described his sophomore year as “a heavy learning year.” Becoming accustomed to the glide technique that’s commonly used by shot-put throwers – the process begins with the implement held high and stresses nimble and timely footwork – proved a tough barrier to break through, not to mention test his patience. For much of the indoor and outdoor seasons, Fugere was producing results similar to his freshman outdoor campaign. No matter how hard he worked, he felt as if he was stuck in neutral. “I was trying to reach 40 feet, but I couldn’t to save my life,” said Fugere. The roadblock that proved just as mentally draining as physically was smashed at a most opportune time. At the 2012 Northern Division Championships, held at Ponaganset High, Fugere “came out of nowhere” to unleash a 43-foot toss. “I had never done that in practice, it just happened,” stated a beaming Fugere. To actually see proof that it is possible to reach what had been previously been unobtainable, it helped blaze a trail for Fugere. Armed with a “can do” spirit, he began training in earnest, and that’s where Piette’s experience and knowledge as a high-school thrower proved most handy. *** The tendency is to say “weight thrower” and follow with “wasn’t he a lineman on the football team?” Fair or not, they are perceived as bigger
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fellows. Such a description does not fit Fugere. When he started as a freshman, he was 5-foot-9 and maybe 150 pounds “soaking wet.” He hasn’t grown much in three years – presently he’s 5-10 – but he’s also no longer supported by the same frame that he worked with when he first became enamored with the shot put and hammer. To Piette, Fugere had to become technically sound before he could even think about adding muscle. Along similar lines, hours upon hours were spent during the summer heading into Fugere’s junior year with one specific goal in mind. Endurance is best achieved through repetition. Pretty soon, 50-throw practices with the sun beating down didn’t seem like such a chore. “I’ve gotten to the point where I don’t get dizzy any more,” Fugere says. “I’ve spent more time with him than my own kids. It’s almost become a father-son relationship more than coach-athlete,” expressed Piette, a field performer himself at Woonsocket High (Class of 2000). Fugere began lifting weights more frequently on the eve of the 2012-13 indoor season. Around that same time, he began warming up to the idea that how he fares when he steps in the circle could lead to a spot on a college team. “I said to myself, ‘If I’m going to get recruited, I have to get serious,’” said Fugere. Last summer was a testament to just that. The summer job that entailed working at a Massachusetts pool store was replaced with meeting Piette at Woonsocket High at 7:30 in the morning. “We did power lifts that I had never heard before,” said Fugere about the meat grinder he was put through. The schedule mapped out by Piette was precise and exact. At roughly 10:15, the coach and pupil would head outdoors to throw. “I started monitoring my diet, two protein shakes a day. Luckily, I put on 15 pounds of muscle,” Fugere said. “I’m still the same size as last year, but I toned it out.” The question is, would the combination of persistence and aptness pay off for Fugere in the fashion he so desired? *** Fugere considers him fortunate that he was able to brush up against national competition after finishing sixth in both the hammer throw and shot put at the 2013 R.I. outdoor state track meet. He placed third in the hammer at the USATF National Championships and ninth in the same discipline at the Junior Olympic Championships. With Fugere’s name officially out there, college coaches began taking a strong interest. URI, the University of Albany and even a few Ivy League schools approached him. In essence, it all boiled down to Northeastern, his top choice. Fugere took his official visit in mid-October. Northeastern presented an offer in early December. Looking to enroll in the engineering program and minor in business management, Fugere felt everything was playing out accordingly. “He’s a very mature kid,” Briggs pointed out. He’s also a bright kid who early in his highschool career impressed the Woonsocket coaching staff to the point that Fugere became the first Novan sophomore to be named captain of the indoor squad. A member of the National Honor Society, Fugere is ranked seventh in his class. *** Even though everything is just about set as far as college goes, Fugere made it quite clear that he’s not about to kick back and ride the scholarship wave until it’s time to bid adieu to Woonsocket High. His indoor season is shaping up to be a memorable one. At the URI Invitational earlier this month, Fugere voted MVP for field events after winning both the shot put (51 feet, 8 inches) and the 25-pound weight throw (61-9.5). Two weekends ago at the East Coast Invitational held in Providence, Fugere placed fourth in the weight with a personal-best throw of 63-9.5 inches. For good measure, he was second in the shot with a toss of 51-7. If he needs any additional motivation with the state meet less than a month away – he placed second in the shot put (52-2) at the last year’s Rhode Island-wide gathering – all he has to do is look at the banner in Woonsocket High’s gym that honors sister Kailey as the 2012 R.I. Girls’ Basketball Gatorade Player of the Year. “I don’t want to be content. That’s not the kind of person I am,” said Fugere. “I want to get better and hopefully I will.” Come the outdoor season, Fugere will compete in the shot put, weight throw, hammer and discus. “He doesn’t concentrate on one thing. He does them all and he’s good at everything,” Piette said. As for Fugere’s favorite event? It’s the hammer for one simple reason: “It’s the most satisfying. If you can throw the hammer … the explosion, the delivery, it feels cool and looks cool. There’s just something about it.” Something, as in the door opened for Fugere to compete at the collegiate level. Follow Brendan McGair on Twitter @BWMcGair03 JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — An icy wind made its way through the Meadowlands, cut across the Hudson River and into frigid Manhattan. Looks like Mother Nature is taking seriously the NFL's slogan for the upcoming Super Bowl: Best Served Cold. One week before kickoff, on the day the Broncos and Seahawks arrived in the frozen Big Apple, Sunday brought a bit of a thaw. Temperatures actually reached the low 20s. Hardly balmy. Not that the guys who will take the field at MetLife Stadium have any complaints or concerns. They'd play this one on the New Jersey tundra or in Death Valley. "My team is excited," Peyton Manning said after the Broncos' flight landed in New Jersey. "We worked hard to earn this opportunity. We couldn't be more excited. "We were excited getting on that plane and excited getting off that plane." What the Broncos and Seahawks must understand is that the upcoming week is unlike anything else they experienced during the season. Or during any season. More media, for sure. A glaring spotlight on everything. Spending a week away from home. Practicing in another team's facility: the Seahawks at the Giants' complex across the parking lots from MetLife Stadium, the Broncos at the Jets' place in Florham Park, about 30 minutes from the Meadowlands. "I mean obviously it's the biggest game that we've ever played in," Seahawks receiver Doug Baldwin said. "It's one of the games that we've been dreaming about playing in it since we were 6 years old on little league fields. The distraction of the hype that surrounds it, it's definitely real. "But, that distraction is something that we have to try and eliminate. It's going to be difficult. But in order for us execute as well as we want to, we have to eliminate that distraction." Not one Seahawks player has been this far, giving Denver something of an edge in experience. The Broncos have four: receiver Wes Welker, tight end Jacob Tamme, cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and some quarterback named Peyton. Manning, of course, is the only current Bronco to have won a ring, with Indianapolis in 2007. He also lost the Super Bowl in 2010 with the Colts. "The Super Bowl is a big deal," he said. "I know how hard it is to get here. I know the sacrifice the team made." That they will sacrifice the comfort of playing in a dome, or in a warm climate, in this Super Bowl doesn't seem to be fazing them a bit. Instead, the Broncos want to embrace the cold,
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the winds, the snow — and everything else that comes along this week in the first Super Bowl ever played outdoors in a cold-weather city. "We'd love to play in 70-degree weather," said Denver 15-year veteran cornerback Champ Bailey, who has reached his first title game. "But if you tell me it's 20 degrees and I am playing in the Super Bowl, I'm going to take it." Welker, who lost both of his trips to the Super Bowl with the Patriots before joining the Broncos this season as a free agent, fully understands the issues that can arise this week. He and Manning, in particular, have counseled teammates on those pitfalls. "It's knowing what to expect, trying to get rid of all the nonsense that goes with the Super Bowl," Welker said. Still, with snow on the ground, frost in the air, and plenty of forecasts for what might be ahead next Sunday, the only truly accurate forecast might have been delivered by Seahawks All-Pro safety Earl Thomas. "I don't care where we play," he said. "I know when we play, all the feelings and the stuff I need to get ready and prepare. It'll be there."
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TODAY MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 7 p.m. — Duke at Pittsburgh, ESPN. 7 p.m. — Norfolk St. at Savannah St., ESPNU. 9 p.m. — Oklahoma St. at Oklahoma, ESPN. 9 p.m. — Ark.-Pine Bluff at Texas Southern, ESPNU. 9 p.m. — Villanova at Georgetown, FS1. 9 p.m. — Colgate at Lafayette, CBS Sports. WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 7 p.m. — Notre Dame at Maryland, ESPN2. 9 p.m. — Southern Cal at Stanford, ESPN2. NHL HOCKEY 7 p.m. — Boston at N.Y. Islanders, NESN, WBZ (98.5 FM). 7:30 p.m. — Buffalo at Pittsburgh, NBC Sports. 10 p.m. — Los Angeles at San Jose, NBC Sports.
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EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB Toronto 22 21 .512 — Brooklyn 20 22 .476 1½ New York 17 27 .386 5½ Boston 15 31 .326 8½ Philadelphia 14 30 .318 8½ Southeast Division W L Pct GB Miami 32 12 .727 — Atlanta 23 20 .535 8½ Washington 21 22 .488 10½ Charlotte 19 27 .413 14 Orlando 12 33 .267 20½ Central Division W L Pct GB Indiana 34 9 .791 — Chicago 22 21 .512 12 Detroit 17 26 .395 17 Cleveland 16 28 .364 18½ Milwaukee 8 35 .186 26 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GB San Antonio 33 11 .750 — Houston 29 17 .630 5 Dallas 25 20 .556 8½ Memphis 22 20 .524 10 New Orleans 18 25 .419 14½ Northwest Division W L Pct GB Oklahoma City 35 10 .778 — Portland 33 11 .750 1½ Denver 21 21 .500 12½ Minnesota 21 22 .488 13 Utah 15 29 .341 19½ Pacific Division W L Pct GB L.A. Clippers 31 15 .674 — Golden State 26 18 .591 4 Phoenix 25 18 .581 4½ Sacramento 15 27 .357 14 L.A. Lakers 16 29 .356 14½ Saturday's Games Chicago 89, Charlotte 87 L.A. Clippers 126, Toronto 118 Oklahoma City 103, Philadelphia 91 Memphis 99, Houston 81 Atlanta 112, Milwaukee 87 Denver 109, Indiana 96 Utah 104, Washington 101 Portland 115, Minnesota 104 Sunday's Games Miami 113, San Antonio 101 New York 110, L.A. Lakers 103 New Orleans 100, Orlando 92 Phoenix 99, Cleveland 90 Brooklyn 85, Boston 79 Detroit at Dallas, (n) Portland at Golden State, (n) Denver at Sacramento, (n) Monday's Games Phoenix at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Toronto at Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m. Minnesota at Chicago, 8 p.m. Atlanta at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Milwaukee, 8 p.m. Sacramento at Utah, 9 p.m. Tuesday's Games New Orleans at Cleveland, 7 p.m. Orlando at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Boston at New York, 7:30 p.m. San Antonio at Houston, 8 p.m. Memphis at Portland, 10 p.m. Washington at Golden State, 10:30 p.m. Indiana at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m.
EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Boston 50 32 15 3 67 147 110 Tampa Bay 52 31 16 5 67 155 128 Toronto 54 27 21 6 60 155 168 Montreal 52 27 20 5 59 128 134 Detroit 52 23 18 11 57 135 144 Ottawa 52 22 20 10 54 147 165 Florida 52 21 24 7 49 127 158 Buffalo 50 14 29 7 35 97 144 Metropolitan Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Pittsburgh 52 36 14 2 74 168 128 N.Y. Rangers 54 28 23 3 59 139 138 Columbus 51 26 21 4 56 150 145 Philadelphia 53 25 22 6 56 142 158 Carolina 51 23 19 9 55 131 145 New Jersey 53 22 20 11 55 127 132 Washington 52 23 21 8 54 148 154 N.Y. Islanders 54 21 25 8 50 154 179 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Chicago 53 32 9 12 76 189 146 St. Louis 51 35 11 5 75 177 119 Colorado 51 32 14 5 69 149 134 Minnesota 54 28 20 6 62 129 133 Dallas 52 24 20 8 56 151 153 Nashville 53 23 22 8 54 131 158 Winnipeg 53 24 24 5 53 149 157 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Anaheim 54 39 10 5 83 182 130 San Jose 52 34 12 6 74 165 125 Los Angeles 53 29 18 6 64 132 113 Vancouver 52 26 17 9 61 130 130 Phoenix 51 24 18 9 57 147 155 Calgary 52 18 27 7 43 119 165 Edmonton 53 15 32 6 36 135 187 NOTE: Two points for a win, one for an OT loss. ——— Saturday's Games St. Louis 4, N.Y. Islanders 3, SO Carolina 6, Ottawa 3 Boston 6, Philadelphia 1 Washington 5, Montreal 0 Tampa Bay 5, Colorado 2 Buffalo 5, Columbus 2 Winnipeg 5, Toronto 4, OT Dallas 3, Pittsburgh 0 Anaheim 3, Los Angeles 0 San Jose 3, Minnesota 2, OT Sunday's Games Florida 5, Detroit 4, SO N.Y. Rangers 7, New Jersey 3 Winnipeg at Chicago, (n) Nashville at Edmonton, (n) Phoenix at Vancouver, (n) Monday's Games Boston at N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m. Columbus at Carolina, 7 p.m. Buffalo at Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m. Colorado at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Edmonton at Vancouver, 10 p.m. Los Angeles at San Jose, 10 p.m. Tuesday's Games Florida at Boston, 7 p.m. Tampa Bay at Toronto, 7 p.m. Detroit at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Ottawa at Columbus, 7 p.m. Washington at Buffalo, 7:30 p.m. Carolina at Montreal, 7:30 p.m. New Jersey at St. Louis, 8 p.m. Nashville at Winnipeg, 8 p.m. Los Angeles at Phoenix, 9 p.m. Chicago at Calgary, 9:30 p.m. Minnesota at Anaheim, 10 p.m.
EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA Manchester 47 28 12 2 5 63 140 121 St. John's 43 24 16 1 2 51 132 115 Providence 45 22 17 1 5 50 143 131 Worcester 41 20 17 3 1 44 101 114 Portland 41 16 16 2 7 41 115 134 East Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA Binghamton 43 27 13 0 3 57 158 132 WB/Scranton 43 25 14 1 3 54 123 105 Norfolk 43 22 13 1 7 52 120 114 Hershey 42 22 14 3 3 50 134 116 Syracuse 41 17 18 2 4 40 108 127 Northeast Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA Springfield 43 28 10 1 4 61 134 111 Albany 43 23 14 3 3 52 134 115 Adirondack 41 21 18 0 2 44 98 101 Bridgeport 45 18 22 1 4 41 119 147 Hartford 41 14 22 0 5 33 98 137 WESTERN CONFERENCE Midwest Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA Grand Rapids 44 28 12 2 2 60 152 106 Chicago Milwaukee Rockford Iowa 23 15 2 2 50 117 107 20 13 6 3 49 113 115 20 20 4 2 46 130 151 19 16 3 3 44 103 111 North Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA Toronto 42 25 13 2 2 54 120 104 Rochester 40 19 15 3 3 44 113 117 Hamilton 42 20 18 0 4 44 102 112 Lake Erie 41 17 20 0 4 38 108 134 Utica 40 15 20 2 3 35 96 124 West Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA Texas 44 27 12 2 3 59 161 123 Abbotsford 44 26 14 3 1 56 130 122 Charlotte 41 21 19 0 1 43 124 125 San Antonio 43 16 21 2 4 38 116 138 Oklahoma City 44 16 22 1 5 38 119 152 NOTE: Two points are awarded for a win, one point for an overtime or shootout loss. ——— Saturday's Games Adirondack 2, Albany 1 Chicago 2, Toronto 1 St. John's 6, Hartford 2 Bridgeport 3, Springfield 1 Hershey 3, Syracuse 2 Providence 3, Worcester 2 Manchester 3, Portland 2, OT Hamilton 6, Lake Erie 2 Rochester 5, Binghamton 2 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 2, Norfolk 1, SO Grand Rapids 4, Texas 1 Rockford 2, Milwaukee 1 Iowa 2, San Antonio 1, OT Utica 4, Abbotsford 3, OT Sunday's Games Worcester 4, Manchester 3, SO Portland 4, Springfield 3, SO Binghamton 6, Albany 3 Hartford 4, Adirondack 3 St. John's 3, Providence 1 Chicago 4, Hamilton 1 Toronto 3, Lake Erie 2, SO Hershey 2, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 0 Bridgeport 6, Syracuse 5 San Antonio 6, Grand Rapids 5, OT Rockford 4, Milwaukee 3, OT Monday's Games No games scheduled Tuesday's Games Lake Erie at Utica, 7 p.m. Charlotte at Norfolk, 7:15 p.m. 42 42 46 41
Sunday's Sports Transactions By The Associated Press BASEBALL National League MILWAUKEE BREWERS — Agreed to terms with 2B Joe Thurston and OF Jeremy Hermida on minor league contracts. FOOTBALL National Football League MIAMI DOLPHINS — Named Dennis Hickey general manager. WASHINGTON REDSKINS — Named Randy Jordan running backs coach. HOCKEY National Hockey League DETROIT RED WINGS — Reassigned RW Mikael Samuelsson to Grand Rapids (AHL). FLORIDA PANTHERS — Activated D Alex Petrovic
NBA Calendar
By The Associated Press Feb. 14-16 — All-Star weekend, New Orleans. Feb. 20 — Trade deadline, 3 p.m. EST. April 16 — Last day of regular season. April 19 — Playoffs begin. May 20 — Draft lottery. June 5 — NBA Finals begin. June 16 — Draft early entry withdrawal deadline.
Farmers Insurance Open The Associated Press Sunday’s Top Final Scores s-Torrey Pines, South Course (7,698 yards, par 72), San Diego n-Torrey Pines, North Course (7,052 yards, par 72), San Diego Purse: $6.1 million Scott Stallings (500), $1,098,000 72s-67n-72-68—279 K.J. Choi (167), $366,000 74s-70n-70-66—280 Graham DeLaet (167), $366,000 70n-73s-69-68—280 Jason Day (167), $366,000 66n-73s-73-68—280 Pat Perez (167), $366,000 67s-71n-72-70—280 Marc Leishman (167), $366,000 66n-71s-72-71—280 Charley Hoffman (85), $190,117 69s-70n-75-67—281 Ryo Ishikawa (85), $190,117 72s-70n-69-70—281 Will MacKenzie (85), $190,117 72s-69n-70-70—281 Trevor Immelman (64), $135,217 68n-74s-71-69—282 Seung-Yul Noh (64), $135,217 68n-73s-72-69—282 Russell Knox (64), $135,217 71s-67n-74-70—282 Justin Thomas (0), $135,217 68n-73s-72-69—282 Brad Fritsch (64), $135,217 69n-70s-72-71—282 Gary Woodland (64), $135,217 65n-73s-70-74—282 Hideki Matsuyama (54), $97,600 72n-72s-70-69—283 Keegan Bradley (54), $97,600 69n-72s-71-71—283 Morgan Hoffmann (54), $97,600 72s-66n-72-73—283 Erik Compton (51), $76,555 Robert Streb (51), $76,555 Nicolas Colsaerts (51), $76,555 Jordan Spieth (51), $76,555 J.B. Holmes (46), $54,290 Billy Horschel (46), $54,290 Luke Guthrie (46), $54,290 Bubba Watson (46), $54,290 Rory Sabbatini (46), $54,290 Stewart Cink (39), $38,023 Jamie Lovemark (39), $38,023 Justin Leonard (39), $38,023 Sang-Moon Bae (39), $38,023 Robert Garrigus (39), $38,023 Brendan Steele (39), $38,023 Y.E. Yang (39), $38,023 Chad Collins (39), $38,023 Brian Stuard (39), $38,023 Brendon Todd (32), $26,840 Martin Laird (32), $26,840 Michael Putnam (32), $26,840 Kevin Tway (32), $26,840 Charles Howell III (32), $26,840 Tyrone Van Aswegen (32), $26,840 69n-69s-74-72—284 73s-69n-70-72—284 69n-67s-75-73—284 71s-63n-75-75—284 71s-68n-75-71—285 70s-67n-77-71—285 76s-68n-71-70—285 70n-73s-73-69—285 74s-68n-69-74—285 64n-71s-79-72—286 72s-67n-76-71—286 74s-69n-73-70—286 67n-76s-71-72—286 71n-71s-72-72—286 76s-67n-74-69—286 76s-67n-74-69—286 78s-66n-73-69—286 70s-73n-69-74—286 69n-73s-72-73—287 69n-71s-74-73—287 69n-73s-75-70—287 69s-70n-73-75—287 70n-72s-70-75—287 66n-76s-76-69—287
from injured reserve and assigned him to San Antonio (AHL). American Hockey League AHL — Suspended Grand Rapids D Brennan Evans three games and Grand Rapids LW Triston Grant and Lake Erie RW Guillaume Desbiens one game for their actions during recent games. ECHL ECHL — Suspended Wheeling F Chaz Johnson and Cincinnati D David MacDonald indefinitely, Elmira F Corey Bellamy one game and Florida D Charles Landry and Toledo F Aaron Bogosian and fined them, along with Wheeling coach Clark Donatelli undisclosed amounts for their actions during recent games. COLLEGE FLORIDA STATE — Announced QB Jacob Coker will transfer to Alabama.
Sunday’s Men’s Scores By The Associated Press EAST Cincinnati 80, Temple 76 Harvard 80, Dartmouth 50 New Hampshire 61, Mass.-Lowell 32 Quinnipiac 90, Manhattan 86, OT Siena 64, Fairfield 56 Stony Brook 79, Maine 61 UMass 90, Fordham 52 MIDWEST Evansville 66, Bradley 60 Indiana 56, Illinois 46 W. Michigan 62, Ball St. 53 SOUTHWEST SMU 75, Houston 68 FAR WEST Stanford 79, Southern Cal 71, OT Sunday's Women's Scores By The Associated Press EAST Canisius 75, Siena 66 Drexel 55, Northeastern 52 Fairfield 61, Quinnipiac 52 New Hampshire 75, Mass.-Lowell 68 Penn St. 83, Minnesota 53 Stony Brook 65, Maine 49 Syracuse 84, Virginia 75 UConn 81, South Florida 53 Vermont 65, Binghamton 57 Wake Forest 56, Boston College 50
Australian Open
Wawrinka defeats injured Nadal to win first Grand Slam championship
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — For 35 Grand Slam tournaments, the words of an Irish poet became something of a mantra for Stan Wawrinka. After one too many defeats, he had them inscribed on his left arm. At each ball toss, if he cared to glance, he could see the words of Samuel Beckett: "Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better." He's going to have to come up with something new after beating top-ranked Rafael Nadal to win his first Grand Slam title at the Australian Open on Sunday night. Nadal was clearly hampered by a back injury after the first set, but Wawrinka blocked that out of his mind to win 6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3. Coming into the first major of 2014, Wawrinka hadn't beaten No. 1-ranked Nadal in a dozen matches, and had a 14-match losing streak against No. 2 Novak Djokovic, who won three straight Australian Open titles from 2011'13. He wasn't even the highest-ranked player in Switzerland, not surprising considering he was playing in Roger Federer's generation. "I had that quote in my head for a long time. It was part of my life, how I see the life, and especially how I see the tennis life," Wawrinka said of the Beckett quote. He was pessimistic about anyone breaking the dominance of Federer, Nadal, Djokovic and Andy Murray — the so-called Big Four who accounted for all but one of the previous 35 major titles. "It's not easy because tennis life, when you lose, it's tough to get through and to take a positive from a loss, from failing from a tournament," he said. "So that's how I see, in general, my career. I always go back to practice to try to improve myself and to give me all the chance to beat the best player in the world." After being the first man in 21 years to beat the top two players en route to a major title — he beat Djokovic in the quarterfinals to avenge two five-set defeats to the Serbian in Grand Slams last year — Wawrinka will move from No. 8 to No. 3 in the rankings. That's a projected five spots in front Federer, a 17-time Grand Slam champion. Not surprisingly, Federer was the first to call to congratulate Wawrinka, after the new champion spoke on the phone with his own family back in Switzerland. "I didn't call so many (people), but my wife, my daughter, my sister, and Roger called me," said Wawrinka, still clutching the trophy at a news conference more than two hours later. "So, yeah, was nice for me. I know that he's really, really happy for me." Federer had wanted an all-Swiss final but lost to Nadal in the semifinals — his 23rd loss in 33 matches against the Spaniard. Considering Wawrinka had only ever beaten Federer once, nobody really gave him a chance of stopping Nadal from becoming the first man to win each of the four major trophies twice in the Open era. Nadal appeared to be on the verge of retiring in the second set, when he took a medical time out that frustrated Wawrinka. His service speed dropped dramatically, he wasn't retrieving as well as usual, and he was sweating on mistakes from the other side to pick up cheap points. "It's really not the way you want to win a tennis match, but in a Grand Slam final I'll take it," Warwinka said. Nadal has had cursed luck with injuries in Australia. He won the title here in 2009 and lost the 2012 final to Djokovic. But he missed the 2013 edition during a seven-month layoff with knee injuries and illness, and his quarterfinal losses in 2010 and 2011 were affected by injuries. "It has been a very emotional two weeks — I'm sorry to finish this way," he told the Rod Laver Arena crowd, at the same time commending Wawrinka for the way he played. "I tried very, very hard — this year was one of the more emotional tournaments in my career. "Last thing that I wanted to do was retire. I hate to do that, especially in a final." When asked how he would celebrate, he said later: "There's a big chance I get drunk tonight, but we'll see."
PGA Tour
Stallings rallies from three-shot deficit to cop Farmers Insurance Open
SAN DIEGO (AP) — In a tournament that was up for grabs, Scott Stallings hit a 4-iron worthy of a winner Sunday in the Farmers Insurance Open. Stallings was in a five-way tie for the lead when he hit his second shot on the par-5 18th hole as hard as he could. It was enough to barely clear the water, and he took two putts from 40 feet for birdie and a 4-under 68 at Torrey Pines. That was enough for a one-shot victory when no one could catch him. It was the third career PGA Tour victory for Stallings, who earned a return trip to the Masters and should move high enough in the world ranking to qualify for the Match Play Championship next month in Arizona. K.J. Choi had the best score of the week on the South Course with a 66 and was among those who tied for second. The pins were set up in favorable positions for birdies, making the course play the easiest it had all week. But that didn't make it easy — not for Gary Woodland, Jordan Spieth, Pat Perez and so many others who squandered a good chance to win. Woodland appeared to have the best chance to catch Stallings. He was one shot behind — with plenty of length to reach the 18th in two — until he chose fairway metal off the tee on No. 17 and hooked it into the canyon. He felt he had to make his 45-foot par putt to have any chance, and three-putted for double bogey. Woodland, who had a one-shot lead going into the final round, missed an easy birdie attempt on the 18th and closed with a 74. "This will be hard to swallow," Woodland said. "I felt like I kind of gave one away today." Marc Leishman of Australia had the last chance to force a playoff, but his drive on the 18th went well right and bounced off the cart path and a fan. He had no shot at the green in two, and his wedge for an eagle stopped a few feet to the side of the hole. His tap-in birdie gave him a 71 and a share of second. Stallings finished at 9-under 279. Jason Day (68) and Graham DeLaet of Canada (68) each made birdie on the last hole to tie for second. So did Perez, the San Diego native who grew up at Torrey Pines and whose father is the longtime starter on the first tee at the Farmers Insurance Open. Perez missed a 10-foot birdie chance on the 17th. He closed with a 70. "It's great and bad," Perez said about his runner-up finish. "This is the one I want to win more than anything in the world, and I came up short. ... I thought today would have been my day. I would like to be in that position again." Spieth didn't make a birdie over the last 15 holes, and he fell back with back-to-back birdies late in the round. The 20-year-old Texan made a meaningless bogey on the last hole that only cost him a spot in the top 10. By then, his day was over. He closed with a 75. "I just lost control of the golf ball," Spieth said. He also revealed that he tweaked his ankle Friday and felt it kept him from getting into the right position on his back swing. Woodland went from a chance to win to a tie for 10th. Deep into tournament, nearly 20 players were separated by only two shots. It was similar to when Jimmy Walker won the Sony Open two weeks ago in Honolulu, emerging from the pack with a late burst of birdies. Stallings made six birdies over his last 11 holes, along with a pair of bogeys. Most remarkable is that he managed to hit only four fairways in the final round. But one that he did was important — the 537-yard closing hole, giving him a chance to get home in two for a birdie at worst.
Rangers net six straight goals, down Devils in cold, snowy Yankee Stadium
NEW YORK (AP) — Too much sun forced the boys of winter to wait to play at the ballpark in the Bronx. Once clouds filled the skies over Yankee Stadium and snow began to fall — hockey weather for sure — Henrik Lundqvist and the New York Rangers got the best of the New Jersey Devils. Rick Nash scored for the fifth straight game during New York's fourgoal middle period, and the Rangers rallied for a 7-3 victory over the Devils on Sunday. Sun reflecting off the ice delayed the start of the first hockey game at Yankee Stadium for about an hour. The wait was expected to be longer, so Lundqvist took a nap. Cloud cover took care of that problem more quickly than expected. Suddenly the All-Star goalie was awakened and told warm-ups would take place in 30 minutes. He put on his pinstripe pads, but still looked groggy in the first period when New Jersey took a 3-1 lead. "I was half asleep, mentally somewhere else, but then I regrouped and I am happy with how I finished," Lundqvist said. "I'm not going to lie, when they scored the third one, I had a bad feeling about it. My first thought was, 'Am I going to be able to finish this game? Then you kind of regroup and tell yourself, 'I need to stop the next shot. That's it. There is no other way to do this.'" Devils counterpart Martin Brodeur had no such luck. He allowed six goals on 21 shots and was replaced by Cory Schneider at the start of the third. "You rely a lot on instinct, and poise, and I couldn't close my glove, it was so cold," said Brodeur, who along with Rangers coach Alain Vigneault criticized the chippy ice that required repairs. New York got within one before the first intermission and then swarmed Brodeur. Dominic Moore and Marc Staal had goals in the first for the Rangers, then Mats Zuccarello scored two straight to put New York ahead for the first time. Carl Hagelin and Nash found the net, too, behind the beleaguered Brodeur, who angrily swatted the puck away after one of the tallies. "Most of their goals went in off our players, or a stick or skate, and that happens. It was just one of those nights," Brodeur said. Nash has seven goals in his streak and 18 this season. A day after the Los Angeles Kings and Anaheim Ducks played in 60degree weather at Dodger Stadium, the NHL returned to conditions more fitting for hockey. "Within 16 hours, two of the mostrevered venues in sports welcomed more than 100,000 fans to sit under the sky and enjoy two of the fiercest rivalries in the National Hockey League," NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said in a statement. "The games were spectacular, the images were unforgettable, and the sheer energy our sport creates was unmistakable." Lundqvist settled down and made 19 saves. He hadn't allowed more than two goals in his previous seven outings. The Devils took care of that in the first. Patrik Elias scored twice, Travis Zajac once and Jaromir Jagr had two assists in the first to excite the large number of New Jersey fans who made the trek to the Bronx for what was a Devils home game. "They changed their game in the second period," Jagr said of the Rangers. "They were flying into our zone, and we didn't react to it."
Monday, January 27, 2014
Celebrate girl’s big birthday without spending big bucks
DEAR ABBY: I’m a 14-yearold girl going on 15. I am halfMexican. In the Mexican culture, a girl’s 15th birthday is the year in which she becomes a woman. Most girls have a “quinceanera” party for this birthday. But these celebrations cost a lot of money — almost as much as a wedding. I have been debating whether or not I should have one. My mom says she would rather put the money toward my college fund. I agree with her, but I also feel like I should acknowledge my Mexican background as much as I do the Caucasian part. I don’t want to pressure my parents, but I also don’t want to be left out when my friends talk about their quinceaneras. What do you think? — PARTY OR NOT IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA DEAR PARTY OR NOT: A quinceanera may cost almost as much as a wedding, but there are weddings for every budget. We have all heard of families who have gone into debt to finance a wedding, but I never advise readers to go into debt for something like that. If your primary reason for wanting a quinceanera is so you won’t feel left out of the conversation when friends talk about theirs, consider a small celebration with some of your girlfriends. That way your college fund won’t be depleted, and you’ll spend fewer years paying off student loans. One of my friends, Fabiola, — 19 AND CONFUSED DEAR 19 AND CONFUSED: Your pregnancy and subsequent motherhood will be 100 percent easier if you stop listening to people who relish putting negative thoughts in the heads of others. If you want RELIABLE information about raising your little boy, the person to get it from is your pediatrician. during the major holidays. This includes greetings to my Christian readers at Easter and Christmas, my Jewish readers at Yom Kippur and Hanukkah, and my Muslim readers when the fast of Ramadan is broken.
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told me that some godmothers (“madrinas”) help to defray the cost of a quinceanera. There can be a godmother for the cake, another for the dress, etc. But she also told me that although her mother insisted she have a quinceanera, in thinking back about it, she wishes she’d had that money for college. There are other ways to celebrate your Mexican heritage than spending a lot of money, so please give this some serious thought.
DEAR ABBY: I just learned that my unborn child is a boy. Some people tell me that it’s harder to raise a baby boy, but others tell me differently. I don’t know who to believe anymore. I am only five months pregnant and already feeling stressed.
DEAR ABBY: I saw your Christmas column in which you included a note to all your Christian readers, and frankly I found it a little rude. Not only Christian people celebrate Christmas; many of us celebrate it as a secular holiday, a time to celebrate the love and joy in our lives and our family (both blood relatives and the people we make our family). I don’t recall you wishing a Happy Hanukkah, a Blessed Ramadan or a Happy Yule to your Jewish, Muslim and Pagan readers (although I may have missed it). I’m not usually one to care about such things, but since people from all walks of life come to you for advice, it would be nice to see you reach out to all of your readers. — HAPPY PAGAN CHICK IN DENVER DEAR HAPPY PAGAN CHICK: You must not be a regular reader if you miss all of my holiday greetings. It has long been my practice to offer good wishes to my readers
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ARIES (March 21-April 19). Regarding a work project: You’re going to have to pick up the pace if you want to finish in time. Realizing this now, instead of in the final hours, will put you in a more comfortable position. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Most people don’t like to be put on the spot and asked to perform for the acceptance and validation of others. The rare one who enjoys such challenges and attention will quickly gain fans. Today, that’s you. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Pinch yourself awake if you have to. Automatic pilot. Be aware of what others are asking you to do. More mistakes will be made in the name of obedience than in the name of rebellion. CANCER (June 22-July 22). Suddenly, it’s as though you are plopped into someone else’s movie. A quick look around and you’ll decide that your role is obvious. Whether it’s the bad guy, best friend or love interest, you’ll play it well. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Between friends, an issue has been nearly hashed out to death. No progress will be made on this. No one wins. Let go first, and the other person will follow suit. Sweet relief! VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). It’s a good thing you are a forgiving person because people will give you plenty to forgive today. There will also be the choice to reprimand, teach or fight. Forgiveness is the easiest route. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Lately life has been something of a cross-country desert highway — the same scenery mile after mile and it feels as though you’re going nowhere until suddenly, today, you arrive at an interesting destination. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Play it cool. Hold information back. Have better cards in your hands than the ones that you show. Keep treasures in storage. This you’ll do either because you are confident, or because you want to cultivate confidence. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22Dec. 21). You will need your “true or false” filter on for much of the afternoon as bluff-ridden conversations will be like a game to see who has the best powers of detection. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Giving yourself excellent advice is one thing. Taking your own advice is in the advanced realm of human behavior. So when you do this today, be sure to reward yourself in some way. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). It takes energy to decide, and today, you’d rather use your energy elsewhere. Wait until you feel moved to act, and you won’t have to decide a single thing. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You could try to sort out the logistics of a problem, but likely everything will boil down to the basic nature of the people you have cast in the various roles of this work. Change your lineup and you’ll get better results.
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MORTGAGEE'S NOTICE OF SALE OF REAL ESTATE 388-390 EAST AVENUE, PAWTUCKET, RI 02860 The premises described in the mortgage will be sold subject to all encumbrances and prior liens on February 4, 2014 at 12:00 PM on the premises, by virtue of the power of sale contained in a mortgage by Thomas W. Pearlman dated March 17, 2005 and recorded in the Pawtucket Land Evidence Records in Book L2320 Page 274, the conditions of said mortgage having been broken. TERMS OF SALE: A deposit of FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS AND 00 CENTS ($5,000.00) in the form of a certified check or bank treasurer's check will be required to be delivered at or before the time the bid is offered. The description of the premises contained in said mortgage shall control in the event of an error in this publication. Other terms will be announced at the sale. ORLANS MORAN PLLC Attorney for the Present Holder of the Mortgage P.O. Box 540540 Waltham, MA 02454 Phone: 781-790-7800 231.9338
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