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PROVIDENCE—Four young men, including one from Pawtucket, were indicted by a grand jury on Friday for their alleged involvement in the February shooting death of 17year-old George Holland of Providence.
According to the Rhode Island attorney general's office, Alain Bedame, aka “West Alan,” 18, of 280 Weeden St., Pawtucket; Ashner Elexis, aka “Pookie,” 18, of 224 Pearl St., Providence; Anthony Moore, aka “Bing,” 22, of 107 Rathbun St., Woonsocket; and Seydina Ndoye, aka “Limamou,”
19, of 20 Columbus St., Providence, were each indicted on one count each of murder, conspiracy to commit murder and discharging a firearm while committing a crime of violence. It is alleged that on or about Feb. 4, Bedame, Elexis, Moore, and Ndoye conspired to commit
murder. It is further alleged that the four murdered George Holland, according to the attorney general's office. Robert Wilson, a juvenile who was waived out of Family Court and charged in the case, pleaded guilty on Friday, March 21, before See MURDER, Page A2
PROVIDENCE (AP) — Police have found a car belonging to Olympic figure skater Michelle Kwan that was reported stolen last month after her husband, Rhode Island gubernatorial hopeful Clay Pell, left the keys inside. Providence Deputy Chief Thomas Oates tells WPROAM on Friday that North Providence police located the Toyota Prius in a lot Thursday evening after responding to a call for a suspicious vehicle. He says a window had been broken. Pell reported to police last month that he dropped the keys between the seats and could not easily reach them. He and Kwan were headed to an event so he left the car parked outside their Providence home. They noticed it missing the next day.
Students to take part in cemetery project in honor of veterans
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By DONNA KENNY KIRWAN PAWTUCKET — Despite it being a final resting place, a cemetery can provide a “living history” through the dates, epitaphs and engravings found on its gravestones. In a unique new project, Pawtucket middle school students will be working actively to restore some of the dignity and honor to the city's cemeteries as well as helping to recognize deceased local veterans on Memorial Day.
City resident Ken Postle, a volunteer who has been helping to restore damaged and fallen gravestones in the city's historical cemeteries, enlisted interim Schools Superintendent Patricia DiCenso about getting public school students involved in the effort. A history buff who had previously led Boy Scout troops in the restoration efforts, Postle met with DiCenso recently to exchange ideas about ways students could help. From those discussions has sprung a multifaceted student project for Memorial Day and beyond. “This is a wonderful thing,” said Postle. “The kids will achieve a sense of pride, and reading some of the epitaphs really brings the history home. Some of the Civil War veterans were really young...15, 16, 17.” This realization that local residents their own age had made the ultimate sacrifice for their country tends to resonate with today's teens, he said. DiCenso agreed, saying, “I love a community project like this. I think this is the beginning of a great relationship between our students and local veterans. We've just scratched the surface on what we can do to involve our students more with veterans.” She added that the effort to clean up and preserve the city's historical cemeteries, and to acknowledge the graves of veterans is “imporSee PROJECT, Page A2
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Students and volunteers will begin by flagging veterans' graves for Memorial Day and having a procession from Wilkinson Park at Park Place to the Veterans Memorial on Roosevelt Ave. on Monday, May 26. Leading the effort are from left, Bill Greenwood, Moe Trottier, Ken Postle, interim Schools Superintendent Patricia DiCenso, Nancy Messier and Alternative Learning Program Principal Linda Gifford.
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Police: Local woman embezzled thousands
CUMBERLAND – Former Cumberland Fire District Tax Collector Karen B. Lambert, 48, of 15 West Wrentham Road, was arrested by the State Police Financial Crimes Unit on Friday and charged in the alleged
embezzlement of $83,761.54 in district cash tax receipts and other alleged crimes. Lambert also faces a charge of embezzling $11,667.93 from a Woonsocket property management company she also work for and allegedly using those proceeds in an attempt to cover her
alleged fire district thefts, Col. Steven G. O’Donnell, state police superintendent, said in announcing the arrest. State police also charged Lambert with using $700 in fire district revenue to have a new home computer system installed at her Cumberland residence,
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according to O’Donnell. The case against Lambert began to unfold back in June of 2013 when members of the State Police Financial Crimes Unit executed a search warrant at the fire district headquarters at 1530 Mendon Road after gainSee MONEY, Page A2
EAST PROVIDENCE — A Supreme Court ruling on Friday upheld a lower court decision against an East Providence police officer who suffered two broken legs after he was struck by a car during a traffic detail in 2009. On the morning of Dec. 23, 2009, East Providence Patrolman Kris Ellinwood was investigating a two-car crash near a traffic detail he was working on Roger Williams Avenue and was standing between the two stopped cars when a third car rear-ended one of the stopped cars, pushing it forward and pinning him between the two cars from the original crash. Ellinwood, a five-year veteran of the East Providence police force at the time, suffered multiple fractures in his lower legs, two fractured ankles and damage to his knees. He eventually went back to work and remains employed today as a patrol officer with the department. Ellinwood filed a negligence suit against Scott B. Cohen, one of the drivers in the original two-car accident he was investigating, saying Cohen — who was standing nearby at the time — failed to warn him that the sun was blinding drivers in the southbound lane and that he was in a “zone of danger” created by solar glare when he was pinned by the third car. In a decision rendered on March 27, 2012, a Providence County Superior Court justice ruled that the public-safety officer’s rule shielded Cohen from liability. Cohen’s lawyers had argued that the risk of being injured by another vehicle is one that a police officer would typically encounter when responding to the scene of an automobile accident on a public roadSee COURT, Page A2
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Grove Cemetery on May 16, the ALP will do the same to the St. Francis Cemetery on May 23 in the morning, Slater will handle the Mineral Spring Avenue burial ground that afternoon, and Jenks will mark the Riverside Cemetery on May 24. The students will also take part in a Memorial Day procession on Monday, May 26, joining in the annual ceremony that takes place at the Veterans Memorial on Roosevelt Avenue, next to the Pawtucket Fire Station and City Hall. The students, including members of the Goff band, will assemble at Wilkinson Park on Park Place at 10 a.m. and process down to the Veterans Memorial for the 11 a.m. ceremony. gencies. “Here, Ellinwood responded to an accident that took place on what he conceded was a very busy roadway, especially on weekday mornings,” Indeglia said in his opinion. “We conclude that, regardless of the potential effects of the sunlight, it was foreseeable as a matter of law that he could be struck and injured by another vehicle while coming to Cohen’s assistance. Accordingly, we agree with the hearing justice’s conclusion that this case falls within the scope of the public safety officer’s rule.” arraigned in Providence County Superior Court before Justice Robert D. Krause on April 4. George Holland, who had played football at Central High School, was shot through the window of his girlfriend's house at 145 Colfax Street in Providence on the night of Feb. 4 and died at Rhode Island Hospital the next day. Providence Police have said they didn't believe Holland was the intended target, and categorized the Additionally, the middle school and ALP students will also take part in an essay contest, writing about the topic “Why veterans are important to me.” Each school will have a winner and prizes will be awarded. He said that Jack Lucas, a local veteran involved with the AmVets, is donating prize money. Postle said that Slater Middle School Principal Jacqueline Ash came up with the idea of each school “adopting” a cemetery. The idea is that the students will spend some time cleaning and sprucing up the cemeteries, while at the same time getting the chance to study the graves of veterans, some of which date back to the Civil War. “When a kid gets dirt under On the morning of the incident, Ellinwood was part of a three-man police detail assigned to a tree cutting project. To assist with the tree removal, a large crane was positioned in the northbound lane of Roger Williams Avenue, leaving only the southbound lane open for travel. Ellinwood and a fellow police officer were controlling the flow of traffic around the crane when at around 8 o’clock that morning, a motorist, Antonio Soares, stopped his car in the southbound lane approximately 120 to 500 feet north of the crane. Cohen, incident as a revenge shooting for gang violence, although they haven't released further details about the case. In an unrelated crime, the Providence County Grand Jury also indicted a Pawtucket man, 26-year-old Christian Olivieri, of 652 Main St., along with a 34year-old Providence man, Henry Lopez, of 40 Taylor St., on one count each of burglary, conspiracy to commit burglary and assault with a device similar to a their fingernails, they really own a project,” noted Postle. He said ALP Principal Linda Gifford suggested that her students, who are a bit older and covering grades 8 through 12, could perhaps assume a more hands-on project, such as restoring toppled gravestones or painting and renovating a dilapidated caretaker's shack. She said these projects could be part of a Rhode Island History Class. Moe Trottier, a Korean War veteran from Pawtucket, said the members of the Walter Gatchell Post, who typically flag the veterans graves at local cemeteries, welcome the help of the students in flagging the veterans' graves. He notes that due to their who was on his way to drop off his son at daycare, was also traveling southward on Roger Williams Avenue and due to being blinded by the glare from the morning sun struck the rear of Soares’ vehicle. There were no injuries in that accident. Cohen saw Ellinwood further up the road and signaled him to come over. Ellinwood asked for the drivers’ insurance and registration information. Since Cohen was holding his son in his arms, Ellinwood retrieved his papers for him by reaching into the front driver’s side of Cohen’s car. With Cohen’s papers in firearm. It is alleged that on or about Jan. 1, Lopez and Olivieri burglarized a home in Pawtucket and assaulted one of the residents. The Pawtucket Police conducted the investigation with assistance from Providence Police. Lopez and Olivieri are scheduled to be arraigned in Providence County Superior Court on April 16. — Donna Kenny Kirwan advanced age, many Post members have difficulty with all the bending and stooping involved in placing the flags and markers at each grave. “Their help is very important,” he noted. Trottier added that as the veterans grow older, especially those from World War II, their stories of their wartime experiences are in danger of being lost. Relaying them to students during interviews is a way of making sure they are recorded. Bill Greenwood, another volunteer who has worked with Postle to clean up and restore the city's oldest cemeteries and has helped flag veterans' graves, also spoke about the benefits of having the students involved. “I think it's a hand, Ellinwood started to walk around the front of defendant’s vehicle towards the passenger’s side of Soare’s vehicle. In between the hood of defendant’s vehicle and the trunk of Soares’ vehicle, Ellinwood paused to write down some of the information. At that moment, Andrew Thornley was driving southward, toward the scene of the accident on Roger Williams Avenue. Due to the same solar glare that blinded Cohen, Thornley struck the rear of Cohen’s car causing Ellinwood to be pinned in between the front of Cohen’s car and the rear
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great thing,” he said. He displayed a flag and marker, one of the many that will be provided to the students by the local Veterans Administration in Exeter. DiCenso said she views these projects as “just the beginning” of a collaboration between the students, area veterans, and the history that lies inside the cemeteries, just waiting to be discovered. The middle school class structure lends itself to “team” projects, which combine classroom time with field work. She said there could also be a summer program and an afterschool club for those interested in historical cemeteries and restoration. “We have so many ideas,” DiCenso said. of Soares’ vehicle. “Here, Cohen was standing on the side of a public roadway, holding his young son in his arms, after having just been in an accident,” Indeglia stated in his opinion. “The plaintiff, acting in his capacity as a police officer, came to Cohen’s assistance. We cannot agree with the plaintiff that Cohen needed to have the prescience at that moment to warn the plaintiff of the possible effects of sunlight or else risk being liable in tort.” Follow Joseph Fitzgerald on Twitter @jofitz7. and Company, “to review all of the district’s financial information.” It was the results of the forensic auditor that assisted State Police investigators in determining the charged to be brought against Lambert, Catlow said. The resulting information alleged Lambert embezzled $83,761.54 in district cash tax receipts from September 2008 through August 2013. “People came into the Fire District to pay their bills and she took the payment and recorded it but it never made it to the bank,” Catlow said. She also then embezzled $11,667.93 from the Woonsocket property management company where she worked as a bookkeeper and used those funds in the attempt to cover the thefts from the district. The computer for her home was found to have been purchased with a check from the fire district, Catlow added. Once the investigation began, Catlow said there was an initial suspicion of Lambert’s involvement. “She was the tax collector and the money was missing, that was the inference,” the state police major said. Lambert had been appointed as assistant tax collector for the district in September of 2006 and then promoted to tax collector in June of 2008, according to state police. Members of the fire district could not be reached for comment.
tant work.” DiCenso added that after speaking with Postle, she admires his passion and dedication to preserving the city's history and his previous work involving the oldest cemeteries. “He has the positivity to connect with the students,” she said. “He will be a great mentor. The schools involved will be the Slater, Jenks, and Goff middle schools and the Alternative Learning Program (ALP). As a kickoff for the project, each school will be assigned a cemetery to visit and place flags and markers on veterans' graves in time for Memorial Day. Goff students will “flag” the Oak
way. Ellinwood appealed the decision, saying he could not have reasonably anticipated the risk posed by solar glare. The case went to the Supreme Court on March 14. In his ruling on Friday, Rhode Island Supreme Court Justice Gilbert V. Indeglia affirmed the lower court’s summary judgment in favor of Cohen, saying in the course of their employment, police officers are frequently called upon to respond to roadside emer-
Superior Court Justice Robert D. Krause to one count of assault with intent to commit murder and one count of conspiracy to commit murder. He remains held without bail and will be sentenced at a later date. The alleged incident took place in Providence and the Providence Police conducted the investigation. Bedame, Elexis, Moore and Ndoye are scheduled to be
ing information from a “credible source.’’ State Police left the District, one of the town four independent fire district operations, with four boxes of documents, files and paperwork. Fire District Chairman James N. Leonard said that the time that the investigation had nothing to do with the District’s Firefighters or Chief John Walsh and noted that investigators had indicated at the time as much as $20,000 could be missing. State Police Maj. Todd E. Catlow, detective commander, said Friday that Cumberland Fire District members were very cooperative with the investigation of Lambert’s alleged activities and had hired an independent forensic auditor, “Daniel J. Rubiano, CPA
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options for changing the municipal budget beyond the sum of $19 million already reviewed, and work on the School Department budget will likely have to be held off until next Wednesday so additional information requested from school officials can be considered. Budget Board Vice Chairman Hagop Jawharjian agreed with that forecast as the panel discussed the school budget’s status Thursday in the Town Council’s conference room at Town Hall. “I’m not ready to do that tonight,” Jawharjian said. while noting the panel’s requests for additional school information were still pending. The School Department submitted an overall budget request of $52,177,241 for 2014-2015, an increase of $2,567,279, or 5.2 percent, Brunetti noted after the meeting. Town Administrator T. Joseph Almond countered with his own recommendation of a school budget of $50,958,144, an increase of $1,348,183, or 2.7 percent, according to Brunetti. During its budget meetings, the panel heard a group of school supporters argue for the higher sum requested by the School Department, as well as some residents suggesting they could accept a figure closer to Almond’s recommendation. The Budget Board doesn’t have to accept either number, Brunetti and Town Moderator Robert Turner noted, and will prepare its bottomline figure for the School Department following a line itemby-line item review of proposed school spending. “We just do our own version of the budget line by line as best we can,” Turner said. The Financial Town Meeting sets only the bottom-line number for school spending, but can weigh the Budget Board’s recommended figure in taking that action. Financial Town Meeting action is limited by local bylaws on how much the Budget Board’s recommendation can be changed per line item — 10 percent of a line item, or a maximum of $80,000, according to Turner. Since the school budget is considered as a single line, Turner said the Financial Town Meeting change limit would be applied to the School Budget figure as a whole. Financial Town Meeting voters are also limited by the state’s 4 percent cap on increasing the property tax levy in any given year as another limit on spending, the Budget Board members noted. After holding three meetings this week, the Budget Board is sched-
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LINCOLN – The Budget Board is working hard on its budget recommendation to the May 12 Financial Town Meeting, and the 11-member panel’s chairman, Carl Brunetti, said he expects the letter will be finished in time to be handed over to the Town Clerk at noon on April 11. That doesn’t mean, however, that the board won’t have to make some major decisions before it gets to that date. During the panel’s meeting Thursday night, Brunetti said that there doesn’t appear to be many
uled to meet again on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday next week, and then four meetings between Monday and Thursday the week it turns in its budget letter. The panel will be reviewing the town properties included in a list of capital reserve account expenditures on Saturday. The proposed addition to police headquarters, for a projected cost of $3.3 million, is on the board’s schedule for stops on Saturday, and also Ferguson Field at Lincoln High School where $1.5 million in capital reserve funding is being sought for the installation of artificial turf on the football field and resurfacing of the track. The weather is not expected to be great for such stops, but Brunetti said the board members have little choice but to make them on Saturday. “It is our last chance to do it. We submit our letter two weeks from Friday,” he said.
DNA evidence leads to suspect’s arrest in invasion of murdered man’s home
This photo, distributed by Pawtucket Police, shows the suspect in the theft of a MedTech ambulance in the city early Friday morning. The photo was shot from a dashboard camera inside the ambulance.
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employees later found the ambulance abandoned on Carter Avenue, near Orient Avenue. The stolen vehicle had been involved in an accident. It struck a fence and telephone pole. The operator of the stolen vehicle was not located at the scene. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Pawtucket Police Department at 401-727-9100 and ask for Det. Doran (ext. 742) or Det. Johnston (ext. 724). WASHINGTON, D.C – In an effort to recognize and honor the men and women who valiantly served our country during World War II, U.S. Sen. Jack Reed will welcome 21 Rhode Island World War II veterans to the nation’s capital today at 1:15 p.m.,to thank them for their service and sacrifice. The group will travel from Rhode Island to Washington on a trip sponsored by the Honor Flight Network and the Rhode Island Association of Fire Chiefs, who seek to honor the sacrifices of veterans by transporting them free of charge to the nation’s capital to tour the monument built in their honor and other historic landmarks. Each veteran is escorted by a volunteer “guardian,” who assists them with any of their needs throughout the day. The group is scheduled to depart T.F. Green Airport at 6:20 a.m., and after a full day in Washington, D.C., return to Rhode Island at 9 p.m. Local veterans participating in the Honor Flight event include: Everett Campbell Jr., Cumberland
PAWTUCKET — The DNA found on a sweatshirt seized from the scene of a violent home invasion on Dawson Street last May has led to the arrest this week of a suspect. Pawtucket Police have identified the suspect as Juan Gibson, 42, of 48 Johnston St., Pawtucket. Gibson was arrested on Wednesday and held at the Pawtucket Police Department. On Thursday, Gibson was brought to District Court in Providence for arraignment and charged with burglary and two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon in a dwelling house. An ex-convict with a lengthy criminal record of assaults and drug violations, he was ordered held without bail as a probation violator on a previous drug sentence, according to court records. The May 19, 2013, home invasion robbery occurred at 112 Dawson St. Two suspects had entered the victim’s
home and attacked him. The victim, 41-year-old Jeffrey LeBrun, had described the suspects as being darkskinned, wearing dark clothing and having their faces partially obscured with some type of masks. The suspects attacked LeBrun with a knife, and he had fought off his assailants, suffering minor injuries to his hands, police said. The suspects also threatened the victim’s wife, but she was uninjured. The suspects then fled the area on foot. As a result of the investigation, detectives had picked up a black hooded sweatshirt near the scene of the crime. DNA analysis conducted on the sweatshirt revealed DNA from the victim as well as DNA from a suspect, police said. About two and a half months later, on July 28, 2013, LeBrun was shot to death in his home at 112 Dawson St. According to previous accounts, police responded to a report of neighbors hearing shots or fireworks at around 1:45 a.m. Officers discovered LeBrun
inside the house, where he had been shot at least twice, and he was pronounced dead at the scene. Two men had reportedly been seen fleeing the scene, but descriptions had been vague. LeBrun’s wife was not home at the time of the incident. Neighbors said LeBrun’s stepdaughter was found hiding inside a closet, but police would not confirm this. The murder shocked the normally quiet residential neighborhood located just off Newport Avenue, not far from the Pawtucket/South Attleboro line. LeBrun had been a licensed medical marijuana grower, and police theorized that the growing operation might have been a factor in the home invasion and subsequent homicide, which remains unsolved. Pawtucket Police are asking anyone with information concerning LeBrun’s murder to contact the department at 401-727-9100 and to ask for Det. Devine (ext. 764) or Det. Laforest (ext. 761).
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Separating a black woman's reproductive life from her spiritual life isn't always easy. Religiosity informs much of our lives, including our reproductive lives. Whether we look to our creator for guidance in pregnancy matters or to trusted faith leaders for advice on how to raise our children, it is a vital component prevalent in the larger black experience and also a very intimate one. And as a follower of Jesus, I believe that everyone's spiritual or religious journey is deeply personal. Because each person's experience of God and faith is unique, no one should impose his or her beliefs on your journey. Yet that is exactly what is happening in the Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. v. Sebelius and Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp. v. Sebelius cases being argued this week before the Supreme Court. Hobby Lobby CEO David Green and Norman Hahn of Conestoga contend that their religious liberty is infringed by the Affordable Care Act's mandate that employer health plans include coverage for contraceptive care — specifically, emergency contraceptives like Plan B in the case of Green, and IUDs in the case of Hahn — but that's not so. Hobby Lobby and Conestoga are for-profit corporations, not religiously affiliated not-for-profits. Green and Hahn may have personal objections to certain forms of contraception — which is their right — but corporate bosses imposing their personal beliefs on employees is an abuse of power, not religious liberty. The Supreme Court has not yet held that corporations have religious beliefs, and the decision the justices will eventually hand down won't merely determine whether some types of birth control are OK and others not. It has the potential to be a decision of Citizens United magnitude, extending to corporations what has to this point been the deeply personal province of personal belief. I find it untenable that we might head down the road to denying care — in the name of religion — when my faith teaches me that all people should have access to resources that they need to make decisions about the here and now — particularly when it comes to responsible family planning. When employers claim religious liberty as a reason not to provide adequate health coverage to female employees, women — especially black women — pay the price. We know that women who have access to birth control get more education, earn better livings, are healthier and have more stable relationships than women who do not, but today in America, women don't have equal access to those benefits. Those benefits have measurable positive — and potentially life-changing — outcomes. Babies born to mothers who can space their pregnancies are more likely to be
By Latishia James
healthy at birth and less likely to suffer low birth weight and developmental disabilities. According to the Guttmacher Institute, 83 percent of black women who are at risk of unintended pregnancy currently use a contraceptive method. Many of them get it through their employer-based health insurance — but what happens when a boss decides he doesn't want to make birth control available through the company's plan? The Pill isn't the focus of the cases currently before the court, but make no mistake — there are companies with more conservative bosses who would use any decision in their favor to deny a wide range of health care options to which they have a personal objection. And let's not forget that oral contraceptives are used for more than family planning. Of the 1.5 million women using oral contraceptives, 14 percent rely on this method exclusively for noncontraceptive purposes. It's especially true for black women suffering from uterine fibroids — which we are three times more likely to have than our white counterparts. As a person of faith, I have a religious tradition that tells me I have a right to make personal decisions based on my individual values. And as a young black woman, I'm all too familiar with our society's tendency to deprive people like me of equal access to resources. Religious values and reproductive values can and do coexist, though — not only for me but also for millions of people like me. As we watch the Hobby Lobby case unfold, people of faith should remember that imposing your religious beliefs on someone else is not religious liberty. It is religious oppression. We should not stand by while faith is used as a tool of oppression to deny women the right to take care of their own bodies and to exercise their own religious consciences. Our right to speak up for our sisters and ourselves is real religious liberty. Latishia James is a master of divinity student at Wesley Theological Seminary and a Mary Jane Patterson fellow at the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice.
TV turns Flight MH370 into news candy
If television is chewing gum for the eyes, as an old saying goes, the Malaysia Airlines mystery plane has turned cable television news into candy for the ears. The mystery of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, which disappeared with 239 people on board, far exceeds the facts available to explain it. That puts 24/7 cable TV news broadcasters in a bit of a pickle. The public is hungry for more news than news providers have available. The remedy? News candy. When news anchors and reporters don't know what's hapClarence Page pened, they bring in panels of experts and outsiders to speculate about what might have happened. But how much of this balderdash is too much? How much can a news operation cover a disaster before it looks like its journalists are shamelessly milking it for audience ratings? There is no clear-cut answer to that question. But cable TV coverage of Flight MH370 has been testing the limits like a restless puppy on a short leash. Other stories in the world — as varied as the crisis in Ukraine and the killer mudslide in Washington state — receive short shrift while our eyes and ears are tantalized by such sights as: • CNN's Don Lemon displaying a toy model airplane and raising the possibility of "black holes," the supernatural or the storyline of the TV series "Lost" as possible explanations for the airline disaster. • Fox's Geraldo Rivera offering his "favorite … but unlikely" theory that a "secret passenger" was picked up somewhere by the missing aircraft. • Fox's Bill O'Reilly inviting Rivera onto his show. Why? "So I could make fun of him." But I knew we truly entered news candyland March 20 when HLN's panel on Flight MH370 included Lisa Williams, a California "psychic medium." Williams said she believed the plane went down but that the passengers were still alive, although she offered no evidence. Shades of Sybil the Soothsayer, the mythical medium in the classic mid-1970s movie "Network" whose future-viewing segment followed Howard Beale, the deranged newscaster famous for his "I'm mad as hell …" mantra. I used to think "Network" screenwriter Paddy Chayefsky's satire was over-the-top amusement. Increasingly as commercial competition heats up in the new media, Chayefsky's vision is turning out to be more prophetic than I ever imagined. I'm disappointed but not surprised by the behavior of the news channels. They are responding to the demands of audience ratings. When Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 disappeared from radar screens, all major news media quite predictably jumped in. But as The New York Times put it, "it is CNN, the cable network that has been scrambling to find a sustainable business model against its main competitors, Fox News and MSNBC, that has perhaps invested most heavily in the mystery." Ratings for CNN surged with its airline coverage by almost 100 percent in prime time. CNN even managed, according to the Times, "the rare feat of edging past Fox News for leadership in several hours." I'm less surprised by the behavior of TV programmers than I am intrigued by the public's tastes. Who are the newsaddicted viewers who can't get enough of the endless video of southern Indian Ocean waters and speculation about what may lie beneath? My theory is based on my experience: To attract an audience, tell a good story. Narratives help us to make sense of a complicated world. When the story is frighteningly incomplete as in the errant jetliner story, we long for explanations, no matter how far-fetched. In that sense, the endless cable chatter is ear candy. It provides a soothing sustenance, even if only with empty calories, until a more complete story can be told. Some people like the alternative speculation so much that they cling to it anyway, as with the die-hard "truthers" who believe the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks were an inside job. Speculation can take on a life of its own. Newscasters, in my humble view, don't need to add to the confusion. Clarence Page, a member of the Tribune Editorial Board, blogs at
As others see it: Coaches
The following editorial appears on Bloomberg View: At many American colleges and universities, the relationship between athletics and academics needs to be rebalanced. Over the weekend, as fans were watching their March Madness brackets explode, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan again offered a modest but useful proposal toward that end: Align compensation for coaches and athletic directors with their teams' academic performance. Coaches care about winning. That's their job. Yet they also share some responsibility for the education of their players, many of whom would never have made it past the admissions office but for the coach's decision to extend a scholarship offer. Only a tiny percentage of student-athletes — fewer than 2 percent of basketball and football players - go on to play professionally, including the smaller subset that makes the rational economic decision to leave school early to pursue a pro career. When so many of the rest drop out of school, often after their dreams of athletic glory end badly, charges of exploitation gain credence. The schools that take this issue seriously — quite a few have graduation rates of 100 percent — are unfairly tarnished by association. Some coaches place an emphasis on academics. Many don't. During the 16 years that Bob Huggins spent as head basketball coach at the University of Cincinnati, only 28 percent of his players graduated. A recent NCAA report found that in more than 40 Division 1 basketball programs, 50 percent of the players failed to graduate. Under rules adopted by the NCAA in 2011, schools that fall below the 50 percent mark can lose scholarships, practice time and postseason eligibility — all highly important to coaches and their employers. The rules have led to small improvements in overall graduation rates. Raising the graduation threshold for sanctions to 60 percent — still a low bar, given that the average for Division 1 schools is 82 percent — would be a good idea. But if we expect coaches to make academics a priority, that expectation should be reflected in their contracts. The NCAA could require that any bonuses for athletic achievements — such as winning a conference title or reaching postseason play — be contingent on, or weighted equally with, academic achievement. The NCAA could also require schools to make a percentage of a coach's salary contingent on achieving a minimum graduation threshold. Yes, schools can find end runs around such requirements, lowering standards that are already at rock bottom for student- athletes at many schools, as the cheating scandal at the University of North Carolina shows. But on balance the threat of NCAA sanctions will continue to provide a powerful incentive for schools to police their athletic programs. Coaches should not be begrudged what the market will pay them, but remember that colleges and universities are heavily subsidized by taxpayers. In recent years, coaches' compensation has helped drive up spending on athletics at a rate almost five times faster than spending on academics. That would be fine, if the coaches were generating revenue for their schools. But most aren't. A 2013 study found that athletic departments at just 23 of 228 Division 1 public schools bring in enough revenue to break even — with students' fees often helping to make up the difference. The students who are footing the bill — and the taxpayers who are underwriting them through subsidies and financial aid — deserve a better return on their investment. Schools with histories of athletes performing at high levels inside and outside of the classroom - such as Duke, Notre Dame and Stanford - should not wait for the NCAA to act. They should begin incorporating academic performance into all athletic department contracts now.
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OBITUARIES/NATION/LOCAL Cumberland slates Easter egg hunt April 5
CUMBERLAND – The Recreation Department’s annual Easter egg hunt will be expanded to a Spring Festival at the Diamond Hill Park on April 5 with a series of events providing outdoor fun and games, according to department staffer Arlene Nunn. “The Easter egg hunt is open to all children and
will begin at 11 a.m.,” Nunn said. Children will be grouped by ages, 3 and under, 4-6, 7-8 and 9-10, she said. There is no fee for the hunt and anyone can attend, she said. The expanded program at the park this year will also feature a traveling petting zoo put on by Warm and Fuzzy Animal Adventures. The petting zoo will allow the kids to
hold and pet baby animals, mini piglets, baby goats, bunnies and baby chicks to name a few. The zoo will run from 11:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. as will the Meet the Easter Bunny experience, and the Craft Table to make spring decorations. A horse-drawn hayride will also operate between 11:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. Mickey G’s Clam Shack will be on hand from 11
a.m. to 1 p.m. and Margaret Owen, a caricature artist, will be on hand to sketch the winners of a contest involving special eggs to be discovered by the kids during the Easter egg hunt, according to Nunn. For more information on the event contact Nunn at the Parks Department at Diamond Hill Road at 3349996. The rain date for the event will be on Sunday,
Pawtucket Hall of Fame seeking nominations
PAWTUCKET — The Pawtucket Hall of Fame Committee is seeking nominations for the 2014 Pawtucket Hall of Fame. A letter of nomination should be sent to Chairman Ken McGill at Pawtucket City Hall, 137 Roosevelt Ave., Pawtucket, RI 02860. The nomination letter should note the person’s achievements, short biography, history of professional publications, awards recognitions and any supporting material the nominator may deem necessary to allow the Hall of Fame Committee to come to a proper decision. In addition, letters of support for the nominee should also be sent to Ken McGill at the above address. Final day to submit a nomination is Friday, Aug. 1. Those eligible for nomination are individuals born in the city of Pawtucket, those whose reputations were made while a resident of the city, those who made the city the home of their business and those who have made a lasting impact on the quality of life of the citizens of the city. The Pawtucket Hall of Fame was established for the purpose of spotlighting the contributions of the people whose efforts, in any line of endeavor, have added to the heritage of the city. This year’s induction ceremony will take place in October.
Consumer spending rises only slightly for February
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans barely increased their spending in February following a weak January performance, strong evidence that the severe winter will hold back the economy in the first quarter. Consumer spending rose 0.3 percent in February following an even weaker 0.2 percent rise in January, the Commerce Department reported Friday. The January performance was cut in half from an initial estimate of 0.4 percent. For February, spending on autos and other durable goods actually fell and much of the small gain reflected higher utility payments to pay heating costs. Analysts said consumer spending, which accounts for 70 percent of economic activity, has slowed significantly in the January-March quarter and will hold back overall economic growth. But they are looking for a rebound in the spring as the weather improves. Based on the weak February performance and the downward revision to January, economists at Barclays said they were trimming their forecast for overall economic growth in the first quarter to a 2 percent rate, down from a previous estimate of 2.4 percent. Analysts believe a second- quarter rebound will be driven by pent-up demand for the purchase of items such as cars that were put off during the winter storms. "We expect consumer spending to be significantly stronger in the second quarter," said Chris G. Christopher, director of consumer economics at Global Insight. "Auto sales are expected to heat up in March and for the remainder of the year." The report showed that after-tax income was up 0.3 percent in February, the same as in January. The saving rate edged up slightly to 4.3 percent of after-tax income compared to January, when the saving rate was 4.2 percent. The report showed that inflation remains very low. An inflation gauge tied to consumer spending was up just 0.9 percent in February compared to a year ago, significantly below the 2 percent target set by the Federal Reserve. The Fed last week approved another reduction in its monthly bond buying, which the central bank is doing to lower long-term interest rates and boost economic growth. But some economists are concerned that if the Fed removes its support too quickly, it could undermine efforts to get
prices rising closer to the target. Economists expect that spending will rebound in the April-June period, helping to boost overall economic growth to its strongest pace in nearly a decade. Many analysts foresee the economy growing 3 percent for the year, after a weak first quarter. It would be the most robust annual expansion since 2005, two years before the Great Recession began. The National Association for Business Economics is predicting that the economy will grow 3.1 percent this year.
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Marathon bombing suspect seeks records on brother killed in shootout
BOSTON (AP) — Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's lawyers asked a judge on Friday to order federal prosecutors to turn over evidence related to his family as they try to build a case that his older brother was the "main instigator" behind the deadly attack. The defense team is seeking a host of records from prosecutors, including any evidence to support its claim the FBI had asked Tamerlan Tsarnaev to be an informant. In a court filing, Dzhokhar's lawyers said they want records of all FBI contact with Tamerlan, based on information from the Tsarnaev family and unidentified other sources that the FBI asked Tamerlan to be an informant on the Chechen and Muslim community. The Boston FBI office declined to comment on the claims made in the court filing but cited a statement it released in October in which it said the Tsarnaev brothers were never sources for the FBI, "nor did the FBI attempt to recruit them as sources." Twin explosions at the April 15 marathon killed three people and injured more than 260 others. Tamerlan, 26, died in a shootout with police four days after the attack. Dzhokhar, who was 19 at the time of the bombings, was captured soon after his brother's death and has pleaded not guilty to 30 federal charges, including using a weapon of mass destruction. More than half the charges carry the possibility of the death penalty. His trial is scheduled to begin in November. Dzhokhar's lawyers, in their filing, note that a report released this week by the House Homeland Security Committee suggests that government agents monitored Tamerlan and his communications during 2011 and possibly 2012. The report said the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force conducted a threat assessment of Tamerlan, an ethnic Chechen, in response to a 2011 alert from the Russian government that he was becoming radicalized. Dzhokhar's lawyers wrote: "Any surveillance, evidence, or interviews showing that Tamerlan's pursuit of jihad predated Dzhokhar's would tend to support the theory that Tamerlan was the main instigator of the tragic events that followed." Prosecutors say the Tsarnaev brothers built two pressure cooker bombs and planted them near the marathon's finish line. In their court filings, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's lawyers say that if a jury convicts him, its decision on whether to give him life in prison or the death penalty "could well turn on how it apportions the brothers' relative responsibility for conceiving and carrying out the attacks, and on the extent to which it views Tamerlan Tsarnaev as having induced or coerced his younger brother to help commit them."
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Narragansett Bay Weather Wind (knots) Seas (feet) 2-3 1-3 NE-E 10-15 Buzzards Bay NE-E 10-15 2-3 1-3
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Dry weather this morning with rain returning after noon. the showers will turn heavy at times this evening with the potential for 2” of rain in some spots by Sunday. Low pressure will bring a cooler northeast wind Sunday into Monday with periods of rain still possible at times. Drier weather returns Tuesday, just in time for the 1st day of April!
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New House whip’s campaign finance reports questioned
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deputy majority whip has a campaign finance case pending before the attorney general, but an aide said Friday the speaker didn’t know it
when he tapped the lawmaker for the post and that the issues are being addressed. Spokesman Larry Berman said Mattiello didn’t realize
the Board of Elections voted in January to refer a case involving Rep. Joseph Almeida to the Rhode Island attorney general. After a review of campaign finance reports from July 2008 to December 2012, the board said it found Almeida didn’t report about $8,200 in donations and $9,700 in expenses. It also said he provided no explanation for $3,900 in cash withdrawals or checks payable to cash or himself, among other issues. In a statement, Berman said Mattiello asked Almeida, D-Providence, to address the issue as soon as
he learned of it this week. Almeida went to the Board of Elections on Friday morning and told Mattiello he is taking “full responsibility,” according to Berman. A message was left for Almeida on Friday. Mattiello was elected speaker Tuesday to fill the vacancy left by the resignation of Gordon Fox following a raid of his Statehouse office and home. Mattiello selected Almeida as deputy majority whip, and the Democratic caucus endorsed the choice the same day. Almeida served in the House from 1999 to 2010 and was elected again in 2012.
The Board of Elections has had questions about Almeida's campaign finance reports dating back to 2012. The board’s director of campaign finance wrote him in August of that year requesting copies of bank records and supporting documentation so an audit could be done. The board received some but not all of the requested materials, so a subpoena was issued to Almeida’s bank in May 2013 for various records, according to copies of the documents provided by Robert Kando, the election board’s executive director.
Plainridge slots operator pays licensing fee
BOSTON (AP) — The state’s decision to welcome casino gambling to Massachusetts is beginning to pay off. On Friday, Penn National Gaming announced it has submitted an electronic payment of $25 million to the state for the Plainridge Park Casino gambling license. It’s the first casino license fee received by the state since passage of the 2011 law legalizing casino gambling in Massachusetts. Penn National was awarded the state’s only slots parlor license last month by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission. The facility can install up to 1,250 slot machines, but cannot offer table games such as blackjack. The company has already broken ground on the facility. Penn National says it’s also entered into cross-marketing agreements with nearly 50 businesses to help them benefit from the project. The company says the slots parlor will create 500 new, permanent jobs.
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The Major Walter Gatchell VFW Post 306 and it Ladies Auxiliary celebrate their 94th and 93rd anniversaries at 1 p.m at the post home, 171 Fountatin St. Public is invited. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased by calling Nancy at 722-6596 by March 18.
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.
•The newly formed BMR Alumni and Friends Band meets at 6:30 at BMR High School every Wednesday. All Blackstone Valley residents of all ages and experience are welcome. For details call 508-883-1291.
• Ecumenical Lenten service, 7 p.m., St. James Baptist Church, 340 South Main St. The Rev. Sammy Vaughn. Refreshments to follow. 766-8633. • Cribbage League meets at the Senior Center, 84 Social St., every Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. For more information, call Helen Nichols at 762-2739. • 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.
Central Falls
• Storage America presents the 6th annual carnival, March 28 through April 6, benefitting the RISPCA. Location: Storage America, 558 Roosevelt Ave.
• Breakfast with the Easter Bunny, sponsored by the Burrillville Parks and Recreation Department, 10 to 11 a.m. at the Burrillville Middle School cafeteria, Broncos Highway. Rain/snow date April 5. Tickets are $6 per person and can be purchased by calling 568-9470 or emailing • Egg Hunt, 11 a.m. at Branch River Park, next to the high school. Children must bring a bag or basket to collect eggs. Rain/snow date April 5.
• Special Lenten Mission with guest presenter Fr. Michael Najim at St. Patrick's Church, 45 Harrisville Main Street, Harrisville, 7 p.m.
• Fundraising dinner for the Franklin Farm community garden, at the Madeira Club, 46 Madeira Ave. Cash bar at 6, dinner at 7 p.m. Specialty food stations featuring local chefs; drawings; and music. Tickets $35 in advance from Pam Thurlow, thurlowcp@coxnet.
• Fogarty Manor Tenant Association hosts Bingo, Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8 p.m., 214 Roosevelt Ave. Doors open at 4.
• Ranger Day Lecture Series continues at the Museum of Work and Culture at 1:30 p.m. Elyssa Tardif speaks on “Diaries of New England: Women from the 1700s.” Free program. Public invited. • St. Stanislaus Kostka Church, 174 Woonsocket, flea market, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. clothes, household items, linens, Polish/American food.
• The monthly business meeting of the Knights of Columbus Woonsocket Council will be held at 7 p.m. in the All Saints Church hall on Rathbun Street. If you have any questions please 401-356-1024
• 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.
•GrowUp! Community Garden Information Session to be held at the Woonsocket Harris Public Library from 5:30 -6:30pm. Currently seeking plot renters and volunteers to join us for the 2014 season. Come and learn how you can get involved and give back to your community. RSVP to Wendy Pires at 401235-6096, walk-ins are welcome.
• Stations of the Cross at Sacred Heart Church, 415 Olo St., 6:30 p.m., each Friday during Lent (March 7-April 11).
• “The Rescue!” the Providence Animal Rescue League’s fundraiser at the Pawtucket Armory, 7 to 10 p.m. Sample signature bites from a variety of RI’s top restaurants and catering companies. •An “Irish Bayerisch Fest,” a celebration of Celtic and German cultures, will be held at the German-American Cultural Society, 78 Carter Ave.
• Presentation by historian Jane Lancaster on World War II through the diary of a Rhode Island woman, Helen Clarke Grimes, at 6:30 p.m. at the Lincoln Public Library. To register call 333-2422 ext. 17.
• Special Lenten Mission with guest presenter Fr. Michael Najim at St. Joseph's Church, 183 Sayles Ave., Pascoag, 7 pm.
• The Major Walter G. Gatchell VFW Post 306 will hold a spaghetti and meatball dinner fundraiser from 4 to 7 p.m. at the post home, 171 Fountain St.. The cost is $8 per person at the door.
• Special Lenten Mission with guest presenter Fr. Michael Najim at St. Joseph's Church, 183 Sayles Avenue, Pascoag, 7 p.m.
•Pawtucket Family YMCA Parents Night Out from 6 to 11 p.m. Children between 6 and 12 can be dropped off at the YMCA, 20 Summer St., where they can have dinner and enjoy activities $5 per child. Call (401) 727-7900.
Avon Walk for Breast Cancer fundraiser, Club Lafayette, 289 Aylworth Ave., 1 to 6 p.m. Lots of raffles, refreshments, DJ. Tickets sold at the door or by calling 775-9834. Donation: $15.
Central Falls
•Forand Manor holds Bingo every Monday and Wednesday, starting at 5:15 p.m.
•The newly formed BMR Alumni and Friends Band meets at 6:30 at BMR High School every Wednesday. All Blackstone Valley residents of all ages and experience are welcome. For details call 508-883-1291.
• Ecumenical Lenten service, 7 p.m., Polish Natinoal Catholic Church, 500 Smithfield Road. Father Henryk Wos. Refreshments to follow. 7623072. • Cribbage League meets at the Senior Center, 84 Social St., every Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. For more information, call Helen Nichols at 762-2739. • 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.
• 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.
• Quota International of Woonsocket will hold its annual Spring Flea Market from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Elks Hall, 380 Social St.For more information, please call Lucille at 401-769-6434. •Spring Fling Craft Fair Market, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Calvary Worship Hall, 120 Prospect St.For information call 241-1301 or email • Precious Blood spring yard sale, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the church hall, 94 Carrington Ave. For information call Paulette at (401) 766-4347.
• 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.
•Kickoff of the cafe at the Leon Mathieu Senior Center, 420 Main St., at 11 a.m. on the third floor. If you are not currently a participant of the Café please contact Blackstone Health, Inc. at 728-5480 to register for a meal for March 31st as prior reservations are required. • Fogarty Manor Tenant Association hosts Bingo, Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8 p.m., 214 Roosevelt Ave. Doors open at 4.
• 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.
• Cumberland Relay For Life monthly meeting 6-7pm at the Cumberland Public Library,1464 Diamond Hill Road. New members welcomed. andRI.
• Stations of the Cross at Sacred Heart Church, 415 Olo St., 6:30 p.m., each Friday during Lent (March 7-April 11).
• 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.
•The Major Walter Gatchell Ladies Auxiliary will hold bingo at 171 Fountain St. Doors open at 11 a.m., bingo starts at 1 p.m. There are prizes, raffles and a pot o’ gold. Free coffee and pastry are provided and sandwiches and drinks are available for purchase.
•Easter floral and craft workshop at 1 p.m. at the Burrillville Community Recreation Center, 50 Lodge Road, Pascoag, demonstrated by owner of Elaine’s Flowers and Country Mouse. $10 materials fee. Pre-registration required by calling Burrillville Park and Rec at 568-9470 or
North Smithfield
•The Blackstone Valley Amateur Radio Club will meet Monday, March 31, at 7:30 p.m. in the McAvinn Auditorium of the Rehabilitation Hospital of Rhode Island, Route 146A. New members and guests are invited.
• The Lincoln Library offers “Composting with Rusty Morrow” at 6:30 p.m. . Come to learn about easy-to-follow methods for making and using compost. Space is limited so call 333-2422 to reserve a seat.
• Special Olympics Fashion Show, Twin River Event Center, 5:45 p.m. reception, 6:30 dinner, 8:15 fashion show. The largest Charity Fashion Show in the state. Donation: $50 per person, includes dinner, show and more. For tickets call the SORI Office at 349-4900 by March 28. Tickets are not sold at the door.
• Park Place Congregational Church is sponsoring a Trivia Night from 7-9:30pm to benefit the Pawtucket Relay for Life.The cost is $5 per person. Play alone or in teams of up to four persons. First prize is $100. Kitchen will be open from 6:30-8:30. For more information call the church at 401-726-2800.
• The annual Chopstick Auction of the Dusza-Almeida VFW Auxiliary and Burns Manor Association will be held on Sunday, April 6 at the Burns Manor Community Hall, 95 Park St. Doors open at noon and the auction starts at 1:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Free refreshments. Admission is free. The prices are: $2 for a chopstick and bid individually or a flat fee of $20 and in for all 100 auction prizes. There will also be special raffles.This event is the main fundraiser of the year and proceeds go to help local veterans.
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.
•The newly formed BMR Alumni and Friends Band meets at 6:30 at BMR High School every Wednesday. All Blackstone Valley residents of all ages and experience are welcome. For details call 508-883-1291.
• Ecumenical Lenten service, 7 p.m., Holy Family Roman Catholic Church, 414 South Main St. Father Edward StGodard. Refreshments to follow. 762-0830. • Cribbage League meets at the Senior Center, 84 Social St., every Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. For more information, call Helen Nichols at 762-2739. • 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.
• Pascoag Council, 383, Knights of Columbus Friday Night Bingo at the Columbus Club, 98 Roosevelt Ave. Games begin at 6:20 p.m.; doors open at 4:30 p.m.
•The First Baptist Church of Bellingham will be having its annual Easter Egg Hunt at 1p.m. on the Bellingham town common, with a rain date of Saturday, April 19. There will also be a reading of the Resurrection story. This is a free event for kids ages 2 thru 12. .
The Blackstone Valley Coin and Collectables Club will host a coin show at Brian’s Restaurant from 3 to 8 p.m.
• Stations of the Cross at Sacred Heart Church, 415 Olo St., 6:30 p.m., each Friday during Lent (March 7-April 11).
• 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.
• The GFWC Uxbridge Woman's Club will be hosting its 3rd annual Craft & Vendor Fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the McCloskey Middle School Gymnasium, 62 Capron St. This year’s event including face painting, sand art, and a visit from the Uxbridge Police & Fire departments! There will be food & refreshments served. The proceeds from this event will aid the club to help provide assistance in funding for community service projects and for 2 yearly scholarships given in the community. Free admission.
• Fun Family Activities at YWCA Rhode Island. Registration is now open for a free six-week Fun Family Activities training for parents and guardians of infant, toddler and preschool-age children; first session from 6 to 8:30 p.m. The trainings will meet on Tuesday from 6:00 to 8:30pm starting April 8 thru May 15. To register call 401-769-7450.
North Attleboro
• Emerald Square Mall’s Caring Bunny event will offer families that have children with special needs a subdued environment to participate in the Bunny Photo Experience. From 9 a.m. until 10:30 a.m., many steps will be taken to reduce sensory triggers. The environment is likely to include turning off in-mall music, dimming the lights and shutting down fountains for the duration of the event; eliminating queue lines through the use of a numbering system; special activities geared toward the needs of the child during the ‘wait’ period. For more information about the Simon Kidgits Club and Emerald Square Mall’s Easter events, visit
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.
•The newly formed BMR Alumni and Friends Band meets at 6:30 at BMR High School every Wednesday. All Blackstone Valley residents of all ages and experience are welcome. For details call 508-883-1291.
• Cribbage League meets at the Senior Center, 84 Social St., every Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. For more information, call Helen Nichols at 762-2739. • 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.
• 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.
• 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.
•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. If you have any questions call Mike at 774 280 4333.
•The Woonsocket Knights of Columbus holds its third annual breakfast at All Saints Church hall, 323 Rathbun St., from 8 a.m. to noon. Tickets available at the door.
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Saturday, March 29, 2014
Dating and peer pressure collide with teen’s morals
DEAR ABBY: I’m 13, and my classmates are just beginning to “date.” Sometimes what this means is, “Hey, do you want to go to my house, get drunk and have sex?” There’s already a pregnant girl in our school. She’s 12. I’m trying not to get involved in any of this, but I’m constantly being teased for not holding a guy’s hand, let alone not having had my first kiss. I have learned to deal with it, but my problem is there’s this one guy who has been flirting with me. “Jon” is sweet and nice, but he’s part of the popular crowd. I’m afraid if he asks me out, he’ll end up trying to get me drunk. He’s different from the people he hangs out with, but I still don’t know if I can trust him. I want to stay a virgin until I get married. I won’t drink until I’m 21, and I never intend to use drugs. But how do I say no if Jon asks me out and tries to have sex with me or gets me buzzed? I can’t hide my entire junior high-tohigh school life and not accept a date. Can you help? — TOO YOUNG FOR TROUBLE, COLUMBIA, MO. DEAR TOO YOUNG: There’s an old saying, “Birds of a feather flock together,” and it’s usually true. If the price of being popular at your tion in which you are not comfortable, call your parents immediately so they can pick you up. Got it? You don’t have to be a prude, but you do have to set boundaries, and your parents can and should help you to do that. *** DEAR ABBY: I’m in an awkward position. I started working for my uncle’s plumbing business four months ago. I’m a laborer, not an apprentice or mechanic, so I don’t know a lot about the trade. I’m not qualified to do a lot of the basic tasks like welding or pipe fitting, but I work hard. I come in early and stay late. I’m respectful and try to have a positive attitude. The problem is most of the guys here regard me as the arrogant, spoiled nephew (which I’m not). They think I’m incapable and only got the job through my family ties. How do I prove myself to them? I want to earn their respect. If I ask my uncle to talk to them, they won’t trust me and it will make me look bad. Help me, please. — UNDERESTIMATED IN VIRGINIA DEAR UNDERESTIMATED: I know it’s difficult, but if you want to earn their respect, keep doing exactly what you are doing. Come in early, stay late and learn all you can about the business. In time, your efforts will be recognized. What you are experiencing is something that happens to anyone who enters a family business. *** Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. *** Good advice for everyone — teens to seniors — is in “The Anger in All of Us and How to Deal With It.” To order, send your name and mailing address, plus check or money order for $7 (U.S. funds) to: Dear Abby, Anger Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 610540447.
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school is being pregnant at 12, then accept that you are better off NOT running with the popular crowd, even if Jon is “nice.” Not all the students in your class are into sex and drinking. It’s up to you to avoid the ones who are and socialize with the ones whose values are like yours. If you do, you will never have to worry about someone getting you “buzzed” and taking advantage of you. Before you go anywhere with anyone, your parents should have met the person. There should be a clear understanding about where you’ll be, what time you’ll be home and which adult will be supervising. Equally important: If you ever find yourself in a situa-
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ARIES (March 21-April 19). You’ll help someone you don’t know well, and because you are so well matched to the task, this will feel as natural to you as your right hand helping to wash your left hand. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). The worst kind of news to spread is the sort you do not have firsthand knowledge of. This will rule out about 90 percent of what you hear today, but you’ll find much better things to talk about. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You’ll be more sensitive than usual to the ridiculousness of the world. Instead of forcing yourself to tolerate it, allow yourself the retreat of home, solitude and doing exactly as you please. CANCER (June 22-July 22). It’s said that a little knowledge is a dangerous thing. You will minimize the danger by seeking to learn all that you can and refusing to share or act on that knowledge until you’ve gone deeper. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Dare to expect more from your underlings, children and students. Do you have a system to keep them accountable to those expectations? If not, this is the perfect time to create one. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You want to give your love to someone, and this person will accept your gift as long as you seem to also love all of the people and pets he or she is attached to. You might think of this as a package deal. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Doubting whether you are qualified to speak on a subject, you may choose to ask questions and listen instead. You eventually will get the chance to express yourself, and when you do, you’ll command the right kind of attention. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). The bad deals, rotten events and difficult relationships of the past weren’t for naught. This afternoon you’ll do something useful with what you’ve learned. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22Dec. 21). You are an explorer, and so you understand well that the world doesn’t begin and end with your own experience of it. Your open mind keeps you forging ever forward through the weekend. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Your spirit has a mission that you are not fully aware of, and yet when you follow your feelings, you’ll be pulled toward the very thing that will best fulfill it. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You’ll do some type of trimming. From hair to hedges, relationships to personal property, the rules of cutting are the same: Measure three times, cut once. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Someone who has been distant from you will now seek to get back into your world. Note that being seen as an equal is important to this person, so choose your approach carefully.
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College basketball
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Family, school, basketball finally fit for Carle
n a recent conversation with former Central Falls basketball standout Rob Alers, he was asked the whereabouts of fellow C.F. alumnus and his roommate at Lyndon State, George Carle. With immediate confidence – the kind that comes when you’re pretty sure about something – Alers ventured a guess as to his good friend’s location on the Vermont-based campus. “He’s probably in the gym as we speak,” was what Alers’ senses were telling him. Such an assertion on the part of Alers is a telling sign as to the depth of Carle’s level of commitment these days. The offseason is barely a month old, but next year, Carle’s final year of athletic eligibility at Lyndon State, is already on his brain. “I want to play my last year and finish what I started,” Carle stated when reached recently at Lyndonville, Vt., home of the Division III Hornets. Finishing what Carle started is a fitting mantra for this versatile 6-foot-3 forward. For this is a 22-year-old who has been tested at seemingly every turn, beginning with a housing mix-up three years ago that forced him, Alers and Antonio Mena, another hoopster with ties to Central Falls, to withdraw from Lyndon State.
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Central Falls High School alum George Carle, right, is pictured playing for the Lyndon State College Hornets.
NCAA Men’s Hockey Tournament
Napoli blast leads Sox past Twins
Friars shut out Quinnipiac, 4-0
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FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Mike Napoli hit a solo homer, his fourth of the spring, to help the Boston Red Sox defeat the Minnesota Twins 4-0 on Friday. The Red Sox gave Grady Sizemore the day off after telling the oft-injured three-time All-Star that he will be their starting center field on opening day. He has had seven operations since 2009 and has not played since 2011. He is hitting .333 (13 for 39) with one home run and two RBIs, and he is expected to play Photo courtesy Keith Allison/Flickr Saturday in Boston’s spring finale, Mike Napoli went deep for the fourth also against Minnesota. time this spring on Friday in Boston’s See RED SOX, page C2
4-0 win over Minnesota.
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Jon Gillies made 37 saves and thirdseeded Providence beat secondseeded Quinnipiac 4-0 on Friday night in an NCAA East Region semifinal. Mark Jankowski, Anthony Florentino, Shane Luke, and Trevor Mingoia scored for Providence (22-10-6). The Friars led 1-0 after the first, and scored three second-period goals. That was more than enough with Gillies in net. “It’s unbelievable when you have a goalie like Jon behind you,” Jankowski said. “If we bend a little too much, we have Jon back there to help us out.”
The Friars will play top-seeded Union on Saturday in the regional championship game. The Dutchmen beat Vermont 5-2 in the first semifinal. The game will pit Providence coach Nate Leaman against the program he led from 2003 to 2011 and former assistant Rick Bennett, a former Friar star. “I think once the puck is dropped, I don’t think anyone on the ice is going to think about it,” Leaman said. “It’s one game to see who advances. That’s our goal and there’s really nothing that’s going to distract me or the team, I think, from that.” Providence is making its first tournament appearance since 2001. It last won an NCAA game during a three-game first-round
series with Minnesota in 1991. Michael Garteig made 22 saves for Quinnipiac, which finished the season 24-10-6, a year after making it to the national championship game. “It was a different game out there then what we’ve been used to all year,” said Quinnipiac coach Rand Pecknold. “There was a lot of obstruction and hooking and holding and we’ve got to find a way to fight through it a little bit better.” The Friars dominated almost from the opening faceoff. Jankowski stuffed home a rebound of a shot by Conor McPhee at 3:37 of the first period to give them a 1-0 lead. See FRIARS, page C3
NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament
Sizemore to start in CF
FORT MYERS, Fla. Sizemore has not played (AP) — Grady Sizemore’s in the majors since long journey back from a September 2011 with series of injuries that Cleveland. He has underalmost ended his promising gone seven operations career is complete: He will since 2009, including surbe the Boston Red Sox’s gery on both knees, his starting center fielder on back and elbow. opening day. The Red Sox lost star The three-time All-Star center fielder Jacoby is set to play for the World Ellsbury to the Yankees in Series champions Monday free agency during the offat Baltimore. season. Boston signed the Sizemore “It’s very exciting,” 31-year-old Sizemore in Sizemore said Friday. “It’s January, hoping he could been a long road for me and I’m still make an impact. happy to keep moving forward and to Sizemore hit .333 in spring trainbe in this position for this team.” ing, going 13 for 39 with a home run, Sizemore beat out highly regarded two doubles, three walks, and four prospect Jackie Bradley Jr. for the strikeouts. He held up well in the outstarting job. The Red Sox said Friday field, playing 82 innings. that Bradley will begin the season at Triple-A Pawtucket. See SIZEMORE, page C2
UConn fends off Iowa St, 81-76
game’s opening moments, and when the Huskies (29-8) made their free throws in the final NEW YORK — DeAndre minute, the UConn fans packing Daniels scored 27 points, 19 in Madison Square Garden could the second half, and UConn celebrate. held off Iowa State 81-76 on Dustin Hogue scored a Friday to reach the East career-high 34 points for thirdRegional final a year after the seeded Iowa State (28-8), but Huskies were barred from the Big 12 player of the year NCAA tournament. Melvin Ejim was 3 of 13 for Daniels hit his first six shots seven points. after halftime, the only Husky UConn will face top-seeded to make a field goal for over 8½ Virginia or fourth-seeded minutes. His 3-pointer gave sev- Michigan State on Sunday for a enth-seeded UConn a 49-32 trip to the Final Four. lead. The Cyclones, in the Sweet The Cyclones rallied late, Sixteen for the first time since pulling within 67-63 with 2½ 2000, were playing their second minutes remaining. But senior game without third-leading Niels Giffey hit a 3 in the corscorer Georges Niang, who ner for his first points since the broke his foot in their tournaAP Sports Writer
ment opener. Iowa State’s Naz Long missed a 3-pointer with UConn clinging to a 70-65 lead and less than a minute left, and 6-1 Shabazz Napier pulled down the rebound and was fouled by Hogue. The senior calmly drilled both free throws. Napier, the American Athletic Conference player of the year, drained four early 3-pointers, then made only one more field goal the rest of the way. But the quick start by Napier and backcourt mate Ryan Boatright opened up space for the 6-foot-9 Daniels, an inconsistent junior who can score all over the court when he’s on. See UCONN, page C3
above replacement. Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski and manLAKELAND, Fla. — This ager Brad Ausmus stood by is one number put up by Cabrera, flanking him for the Miguel Cabrera that is not announcement at the Tigers’ subject to debate. spring training complex. The Triple Crown winner “He’s on track to be one of agreed Friday to the richest the greatest players in the hiscontract in American sports, a tory of baseball,” $292 million, 10-year deal Dombrowski said. “He’s with the Detroit Tigers. done a lot for the team and a “I want to finish my career lot for Detroit.” here. I have worked hard to Cabrera was due $44 milget better, and Detroit is like lion over the final two years a house for me,” Cabrera of his $152.3 million, eightsaid. year contract. The new agreeCabrera has won the last ment incorporates that money two AL MVP awards, both and adds $248 million guartimes beating out Angels phe- anteed over the following nom Mike Trout in votes that eight years, including an set off heated disputes in the option buyout. baseball world. Cabrera turns 31 next Those in Cabrera’s corner month and has helped the claimed his fearsome hitting Tigers win three straight AL stats and triple-digit RBIs Central championships. A were worthy. Those touting slugger with power to all Trout point out he was a bet- fields and still very much in ter all-around player and his prime, he is among seven pointed to the value of his players to hit at least .320 WAR, sabermetric for wins with 365 homers and 1,260
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Continued from page C1 “He’s going to be a good addition,” Napoli said of Sizemore. “He’s like everyone else in this clubhouse. He works hard. He loves the game. He fits in well here. We expect him to go out there and play good baseball.” Napoli homered off of Twins starter Phil Hughes, and the ball landed on the grass-covered berm in left field. “I got behind him a little bit,” Hughes said. “He put his head down and hit it. It’s one of those things. It’s spring training.”
Tigers’ Cabrera gets record $292M, 10-year deal
Red Sox: Felix Doubront made the most of his final spring training start, striking out seven and giving up two walks and seven hits in five innings. He lowered his spring ERA from 9.64 to 7.11 in five appearances. “I have met my goals,” Doubront said. “I have the mentality set to start the season. It was a better start than the last one. In spring training, I figured out a lot of things.” Red Sox manager John Farrell said he noticed the improvement. “I thought he used his cutter a little bit more today than he has pretty much all spring,” Farrell said. “We saw some pitching power. It was a good way to finish camp.” Twins: Hughes, in his fifth and final start of his first spring training with the Twins, gave up four runs on four hits and struck out two in 5 1-3 innings. He finished with a 4.74 ERA. “The ball’s coming out of his hand real good,” Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said. “His velocity is good. His arm strength is good.” Hughes, who signed a three-year, $24 million deal after spending the previous seven years with the New York Yankees, said he has grown acclimated to his new team. “It went well,” Hughes said of spring training in general. “It wasn’t as drastic as I thought. I had no idea what I was coming into. The first couple of days were a little weird. Once I learned the lay of the land, things went really well. Everyone’s been great. They have welcomed me with open arms.”
RBIs, joining Babe Ruth, Jimmie Foxx, Ted Williams, Lou Gehrig, Albert Pujols and Stan Musial, according to STATS. “Good for him,” Tampa Bay manager Joe Maddon said before Cabrera went 1 for 3 in an exhibition against the Rays. “He plays in another stratosphere.” The deal came shortly before opening day in Detroit, on Monday against Kansas City at Comerica Park, and soon after Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer turned down the team’s long-term contract proposal. The Tigers are again among the favorites to go far this season. Cabrera won a World Series ring with the Marlins as a 20-year-old rookie and is trying to bring a title to Motown for the first time in three decades. Cabrera will make $43,195 per plate appearance under the deal, based on his
yearly average of 676 plate appearances during six seasons with the Tigers. That’s higher than the average U.S. yearly wage of $42,498 in 2012, according to the Social Security Administration. His new salaries are $28 million apiece in 2016 and ‘17, $30 million in each of the following four years and $32 million annually in 2022 and ‘23. The contract also includes $30 million options for 2024 and 2025 that would become guaranteed if Cabrera finishes among the top 10 in MVP voting in the previous season. If Cabrera doesn’t finish in the top 10 in ‘23, the following year becomes a $30 million team option with an $8 million buyout. Cabrera’s new deal will raise his career MLB earnings to $413.8 million, including the $1.8 million signing bonus he got as a 16year-old with Florida in 1999 when Dombrowski oversaw the move by the Marlins.
MLB announces new drug agreement provisions
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Red Sox reserve Mike Carp started at first base and had two hits with an RBI and two runs scored. Twins reserve Jason Bartlett, who made the roster despite a spring-long slump, started in right field and led off with a single. He went 1 for 5, which raised his spring batting average from .083 to .098 (4 for 41).
Red Sox: Shane Victorino, who has been slowed by pain on his left side, started in center field for the Red Sox and went 1 for 4.
NEW YORK — Baseball players suspended during the season for a performance-enhancing drug violation will not be eligible for that year’s postseason under changes to the sport’s drug agreement announced Friday. In the most significant toughening to the drug rules in eight years, Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association said the penalty will increase from 50 games to 80 for a first testing violation and from 100 games to a seasonlong 162 for a second. A third viola-
tion remains a lifetime ban. Baseball started testing with penalties in 2004, established a 10-day suspension for a first testing violation in 2005 and increased the discipline to 50 games in 2006. While there were two-to-four major league suspensions annually from 2008-11, the number increased to12 in 2012 and 14 players were penalized following last year’s investigation of the Biogenesis of American anti-aging clinic. Among them were All-Stars Jhonny Peralta and Nelson Cruz, former NL MVP Ryan Braun and threetime AL MVP Alex Rodriguez, who is suspended for the entire 2014 season. “Our hope here is that the adjustments that we’ve made do inevitably
get that number to zero,” said new union head Tony Clark, a former AllStar himself. “In the event that that doesn’t happen, for whatever reason, we’ll reevaluate and move forward from there. But as I sit here, I am hopeful that players make the right decisions that are best for them, for their careers and for the integrity of the game.” Peralta and Cruz returned from their suspensions in time to participate in the playoffs, which angered some of their colleagues. Clark said the union membership wanted to make sure “a player is not coming back and affecting a change in the postseason as a result of the decision that particular player made earlier in the year.” “I didn’t think it was over,” he said. “I just didn’t know if I’d ever get back to feeling healthy. It wasn’t really a matter of playing baseball. It was the little things like being able to run. It was one of those things where you’re just trying to find answers.” The last few years have not been easy on Sizemore. After appearing in a total of 639 games from 2005-08, he has played in just 210 since. But, on Monday, expect that to change. “It’s nice to have some positive news,” Sizemore said. “In the last couple of years everything’s been so negative. It’s almost hard to realize what’s going on. Hard to sink in.”
Twins reliever Samuel Deduno struck out five in two shutout innings. He has a spring ERA of 1.76. “He might be a guy that we run out there in the sixth inning, and he might be able to finish a game,” Gardenhire said. “He can get out of innings in a heartbeat. He brings us another look, which was something we wanted. Putting him out there is kind of fun. He might walk some guys, but then he might strike the next three out. He’s a power guy. He’s hard to hit.”
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February 28, 2014 - North Smithfield junior forward Zachary Mowry (12) drives against Burrillville defender Jared Cabral (14) during first half action at Burrillville Friday night. Ernest A. Brown/RIMG photo
the Red Sox were not sure what to expect from Sizemore. But he’s passed Continued from page C1 every marker. What’s left is “This is one of those situ- to see how he holds up durations where the game was ing the rigors of a full seataken away from a player son. and now that it’s back in his “As far as the durability reach, that appreciation is question, we answered it as only going to grow,” Farrell best we could given the numsaid. “There’s a greater ber of spring training appreciation that I think any games,” Farrell said. “He player goes through when will still be on a progression they’re able to attain that in the month of April where level again. there’s a prescribed number “He hasn’t had any push of games played and there’s back with the repetition and a progression to that. It’s prethe volume in spring training, mature to give you an exact saying his body can’t take number of games per week. it,” Farrell added. “We have But we’re working toward an had a cautious level of optieveryday status.” mism with each passing Sizemore was a thirdday.” round pick of the Montreal Entering spring training, Expos in 2000 before being
acquired in a six-player deal by Cleveland in 2002 when Farrell was the Indians’ director of player development. Before his injuries, Sizemore was one of baseball’s most dynamic players. A left-handed batter, he hit 20 or more home runs with 20 or more stolen bases in each of his first four full seasons, from 2005-08, the most 20-20 seasons in Indians history. The only other players ever to record three 20-20 seasons within their first four big league seasons are Darryl Strawberry (1984-86) and Bobby Bonds (1969-71). Despite his time away from the game, Sizemore never gave up on his baseball career, though.
LINCOLN — A final walk-in registration for the Lincoln Little League is being held on Saturday, March 29, from 10:00-11:30 a.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall on Jenckes Hill Road in Lincoln for the T-Ball (ages 4-6) and Junior Baseball (ages 13 and 14) leagues. Online registrations can also be done at for the Junior League baseball program only. Additional information can be found on the league website or by contacting player agent Joan Dion at or league president John Sharkey at To verify enrollment, parents will need to bring an official school document, such as a report card or school enrollment form, confirming enrollment in the school for the current academic year, dated before October 1, 2013. In an effort to accommodate Little Leaguers who want to play with their classmates and ease the burden on parents and guardians, Little League has amended its residency requirements to allow children to play in the local league whose boundaries where they attend school is located.
PAWTUCKET — Past St. Raphael Academy student-athletes have scheduled three alumni games for Saturday night at the school's Alumni Hall, and the public is cordially invited to the event. It will open with a game between 20 male alums facing off against each other at 6 p.m., and 17 female alumnae will take on the current girls' varsity team at 7 p.m. The nightcap will pit men's alumni against the present boys' varsity squad at 8 p.m. According to Ron Dalton, who works closely with the SRAAlumni Association, those former graduates will welcome seniors into their alumni family after the latter two games. Tickets may be purchased at the door.
PAWTUCKET — The Fairlawn Little League will be holding online registrations for the upcoming baseball and softball seasons on the Fairlawn Little League website at 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. If you have any questions, contact league president Tammy Ward at 401-413-5323.
CENTRAL FALLS — Nine inductees and one championship team will comprise the Class of 2014 that will be inducted into the Central Falls High School Athletic Hall of Fame on Thursday, May 15, at Twelve Acres Restaurant in Smithfield. The Class of 2014 includes Phil Agrela, Tim Frails, Daphne Gabriel, Raisa Gonzalez, Joe Handy, B.K. Nordan, Bob Pelletier, Henry Zepada, the 1986-87 Class C state championship boys’ basketball team, and Dr. Maureen Chevrette, who will be honored for her contributions to Central Falls athletics. Before the induction ceremony, there will be a social hour at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 7. The cost for tickets is $30, and the deadline the purchase them is Wednesday, May 7. To make reservations or for more information, contact retired athletic director Kathleen Luther at 401-639-2519 or email her at
CUMBERLAND — The Cumberland Youth Baseball/Softball League plans to again award scholarships to high school seniors that had participated as a player or volunteer in the league. Applications may be obtained from the guidance offices at Cumberland High School, St. Raphael Academy, Mount St. Charles Academy, Bishop Feehan High School, Bishop Hendricken High School, and La Salle Academy, as well as from the CYBSL website ( They must be completed and sent to the CYSBL’s scholarship committee by April 15.
CUMBERLAND — The Cumberland Town Wide Learning 5K will take place on Saturday, March 29, at 10 a.m. at McCourt Middle School on Highland Avenue in Cumberland. The race will benefit the town’s middle school sports, and there will also be a health fair before and after the race for the public. The pre-entry fee is $18, and post entries on the day of the race are $20. Cumberland students will be $15 and teams of 10 or more will be $12. You can enter online at, and for more information, contact Jenny Copans at 401-6401441 or e-mail her at
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
Saturday, March 29, 2014
time they had been shut out since losing to Yale 4-0 in last year’s title game. The Friars made it 2-0 at 5:10 of the second on a shot from the left point by Florentino. The wrister went through traffic and past a screened Garteig. Three minutes later, Luke scored on an easy rebound after a slap-shot by Kevin Hart from the right side hit the right pad of Garteig and bounced to Iowa State. After Napier’s difficult early 3pointers — he was falling away on two of them and stepping back to open a sliver of space on a third — Boatright and Daniels took over. The three combined for all but six of the Huskies’ points as they built a 36-26 halftime lead. UConn is back in the NCAA tournaLuke standing in front of the empty left side of the net. After Quinnipiac’s Connor Jones was called for charging the goaltender, Mingoia slapped a rebound out of the air to make it 4-0. Jones, who appeared to have been nudged into the goalie from behind, also received a 10 minute misconduct penalty for chirping at the referee while coming out of the penalty box. ment after academic sanctions kept the Huskies out last season. They were also ineligible for their last Big East tournament at the Garden as a member of the conference, but looked right at home Friday. The last time UConn made it this far, the Huskies won a national title when Napier and Giffey were freshmen.
Continued from page C1 Quinnipiac’s best opportunity came with less than a minute left in that period when Sam Anas’ wrist shot from the point rang the post on the stick side of Gillies. But the Bobcats had very few scoring threats after that. It was the first
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Continued from page C1 Since a stretch in late February and early March when he failed to reach double figures in four straight games, Daniels had averaged 15 in his last six outings before Friday. He shot 10 of 15 and pulled down 10 rebounds against
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Michigan holds on late to beat Tennessee 73-71
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Jarnell Stokes was called for an offensive foul with 6 seconds left. INDIANAPOLIS — Stauskas then made 1 of 2 Jordan Morgan scored 15 free throws and Tennessee's points and Nik Stauskas had long desperation heave was 14 including a key free throw off the mark. to help Michigan hold on for Jordan McRae scored 24 a 73-71 victory over to lead the 11th-seeded Vols. Tennessee in Friday's first For most of the first 36 Midwest Regional semifinal. minutes, Michigan was in The second-seeded firm control. Wolverines now play either Then came a stunning Louisville, who they lost to turnaround by Tennessee, a in last year's national chambubble team that had to win pionship game, or 2012 a first round game just to get national champion Kentucky into the round of 64. Sunday. When Stauskas, the Big The Wolverines (28-8) led Ten player of the year, by 15 with 10:55 to go, but knocked down a 3-pointer committed four turnovers in with 3:37 to go, the the final 97 seconds. Wolverines led 70-60 and Tennessee (24-13) cut the looked like they would lead to 72-71 and had a cruise. chance to take the lead, but Instead, Tennessee gave
up just one more basket and steadily took advantage of Michigan's miscues. When McRae completed a threepoint play with 1:56 left, the Vols trailed 72-67. Richardson's layup made it 72-69 with 24.6 seconds left and when the Wolverines threw away the ball on the next possession, McRae's layup cut Michigan's lead to 72-71. Another turnover on an inbounds play gave Stokes the chance to put Tennessee ahead. But Stokes, who contended he did not commit the foul, was called for the charge and the Vols' comeback was over. Michigan should be getting used to these sorts of finishes in Indianapolis.
Two weeks ago when they were in Indy for the Big Ten tourney, the Wolverines had to hang on twice after seemingly having comfortable leads against Illinois and Ohio State. Eventually, they wound up losing to Michigan State in the title game. Their inability to put a team away nearly did them in Friday. It sure didn't look like it would come down to the final shot when Michigan shot 61.5 percent from the field in the first half and led by as much as 13. Or even in the second half when they led by as much as 15. But Tennessee buckled down defensively and rallied to cut the lead to six with 6:41 to play before the closing rally.
Florida faces upstart Dayton in South Region final
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Butler in overtime, Louisville and Michigan. Young said the Gators have learned lessons MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The from each of those regional Dayton Flyers are feeling final losses from not finishing very confident and loose with a game when they had a lead the upsets they’ve already or not coming out ready like a pulled this NCAA tournayear ago when Michigan routment. They’re also ready to ed them 79-59. wreck what’s left of anyone’s “We’re going to do the bracket with their greatest best we can and make sure challenge ahead and a trip to we go out there leaving no the Final Four on the line. regrets,” Young said. Enter the Florida Gators, Coach Billy Donovan, who the overall top seed. won his 450th career game at While the 11th-seeded Florida when the Gators Flyers already have exceeded downed UCLA on Thursday expectations going into night, said this team is so Saturday’s South Regional very different from each of final, the Gators are driven the past three. Donovan noted too. They talk of chasing he had to replace three greatness, trying to add to a starters in Mike Rosario, 29-game winning streak that’s Kenny Boynton and Erik the best in school history. Murphy from last year’s team Florida also is back in the alone. Elite Eight having lost here But every loss to end a the past three years. season hurts, and Donovan “We’re just very blessed isn’t ready to separate one and fortunate to be a team from another. that can put themselves in “I can tell you it was just this opportunity to play for a as painful in 2000 walking off Final Four again,” Florida the court losing the national senior Patric Young said championship game as it was Friday. “Going to prepare losing last year in the Elite and do the best we can, Eight,” Donovan said. “So I especially as a senior class, don’t know if there’s any easy because it’s our last goway because I think everyround to make it to that next body this time of year is putstep.” ting their heart and soul.” The Gators ended their Florida (35-2) hasn’t lost past three seasons ended by since Dec. 2 at UConn, and
the Gators’ win over UCLA matched the school record for most wins in a season set by the 2007 national championship squad. Their string of Elite Eights is even more impressive considering no other team has even made four straight Sweet 16s in the same span. Dayton coach Archie Miller was asked if he has quizzed brother Sean for tips on Florida’s press considering Arizona played the Gators last season. Miller said his brother’s too busy and they’re not talking anyway right now. But the Dayton coach has seen the Gators plenty on TV. “You understand kind of their pedigree right now,” Miller said. “They’re the number 1 overall seed for a reason. They’ve won 29 games in a row. I don’t know who can help me, to be honest with you.” Miller will counter Florida’s experience and winning tradition with his very deep bench. Dayton (26-10) played 12 Flyers in beating Stanford 82-72 in the semifinal, and they aren’t worried about seeding at this point of a tournament where they’ve already knocked off Ohio State followed by Syracuse in the opening weekend. “It made us think we can
play against anybody in the country,” Dayton guard Jordan Sibert said. “It’s just our nature to know we can go out there and compete for 40 minutes. At the end of the game, we’ll be right there to win it.”
TORONTO — Amir Johnson scored the winning basket with seven seconds left, and the Toronto Raptors clinched their first playoff berth in six seasons by beating the Boston Celtics 105-103 on Friday night. DeMar DeRozan scored 30 points as the Raptors won for the 18th time in 24 home games. Terrence Ross had 17 points, Greivis Vasquez scored 15 and Jonas Valanciunas finished with 13. The Atlantic Division-leading Raptors last reached the playoffs in 2007-08, losing in five games to Orlando in the first round. This is their sixth playoff berth in 19 seasons. Jerryd Bayless scored 14 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter, but it wasn't enough for Boston, which has dropped three straight and eight of nine. Jeff Green scored 16 points, while Jared Sullinger, Rajon Rondo and Avery Bradley each had 11. The Celtics dropped to 8-27 on the road. Toronto led 95-86 on back-to-back jump shots by DeRozan with 8:04 remaining, but Chris Johnson scored four points as Boston replied with an 8-0 run, causing the Raptors to call timeout. Bayless put Boston in front with a jumper at 4:52, and then followed a layup by Lowry with a 3, giving the Celtics a 99-97 edge with 3:56 left. Bayless went 8 for 13 from the field against his former team. Olynyk pushed the lead to four with a layup, but Vasquez fed Lowry for a driving layup, and then made a pair of free throws to tie it at 101 with 1:14 remaining. After a Boston timeout, Lowry rebounded Green's missed shot, but Green hustled back to deny DeRozan a layup. Toronto kept the ball, and DeRozan put the Raptors ahead with a fadeaway jumper. Rondo tied it for the eighth time with a layup, and Toronto called timeout, advancing the ball to midcourt. Lowry couldn't convert a driving layup, but Johnson grabbed the rebound and banked it home to put the Raptors up by two. Rondo inbounded the ball to Sullinger with three seconds left, but his shot bounced off the backboard as the buzzer sounded, sending the sellout crowd of 19,800 into joyous celebration. The Raptors started the game in a funk, missing five of their first six shot attempts, but responded by hitting 10 of their next 12. Valanciunas scored 10 points in the first and Ross had nine as Toronto led 32-26 after one. Lowry appeared to injure his right ankle when he got tangled up with Bradley after missing a 3 with just over three minutes to go in the second. Lowry was helped off the court but managed to walk to the locker room for treatment. Green scored seven points in the second and Sullinger had six, but Toronto's Tyler Hansbrough scored a layup with less than a second remaining to give the Raptors a 5653 lead at halftime. Lowry had his ankle re-taped during the break and started the second half for Toronto, but DeRozan was the star of the third quarter.
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3 p.m. — NCAA Division II playoffs, championship, Central Missouri vs. West Liberty, at Evansville, Ind., Chs. 4, 12. 6 p.m. — NCAA Division I tournament, regional final, Florida vs. Dayton, at Memphis, Tenn., TBS. 8:30 p.m. — NCAA Division I tournament, regional final, Arizona vs. Wisconsin, at Anaheim, Calif., TBS.
x-San Antonio x-Oklahoma City d-L.A. Clippers Houston Portland Golden State Memphis Phoenix Dallas Minnesota Denver New Orleans Sacramento L.A. Lakers Utah
Noon — NCAA Division I tournament, regional semifinal, Kentucky vs. Baylor, at South Bend, Ind., ESPN. 2:30 p.m. — NCAA Division I tournament, regional semifinal, Notre Dame vs. Oklahoma St., at South Bend, Ind., ESPN. 4:30 p.m. — NCAA Division I tournament, regional semifinal, Connecticut vs. BYU, at Lincoln, Neb., ESPN. 7 p.m. — NCAA Division I tournament, regional semifinal, DePaul vs. Texas A&M, at Lincoln, Neb., ESPN.
Thursday's Games Phoenix 3, New Jersey 2, SO Tampa Bay 3, N.Y. Islanders 2, SO Boston 3, Chicago 0 Los Angeles 3, Pittsburgh 2 Montreal 5, Detroit 4 Carolina 3, Florida 0 St. Louis 5, Minnesota 1 Nashville 6, Buffalo 1 Colorado 3, Vancouver 2, OT Winnipeg 4, San Jose 3 Friday's Games Philadelphia 4, Toronto 2 Pittsburgh 2, Columbus 1 Chicago at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m. Nashville at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Calgary, 9 p.m. Anaheim at Edmonton, 9:30 p.m. Saturday's Games Boston at Washington, 12:30 p.m. San Jose at Colorado, 3 p.m. Tampa Bay at Buffalo, 7 p.m. Detroit at Toronto, 7 p.m. Montreal at Florida, 7 p.m. New Jersey at N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m. Columbus at Carolina, 7 p.m. Dallas at St. Louis, 8 p.m. Minnesota at Phoenix, 9 p.m. Anaheim at Vancouver, 10 p.m. Winnipeg at Los Angeles, 10 p.m. Sunday's Games Boston at Philadelphia, 12:30 p.m. Calgary at Ottawa, 5 p.m. Tampa Bay at Detroit, 5 p.m. Chicago at Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m. Washington at Nashville, 8 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Edmonton, 8 p.m.
12:30 p.m. — Boston at Washington, NESN, WBZFM (98.5).
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Memphis at Golden State, 10:30 p.m. Saturday's Games Detroit at Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Houston, 8 p.m. Atlanta at Washington, 8 p.m. Sacramento at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Miami at Milwaukee, 8:30 p.m. New Orleans at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. Sunday's Games Utah at Oklahoma City, 3 p.m. Indiana at Cleveland, 3 p.m. Toronto at Orlando, 6 p.m. Minnesota at Brooklyn, 6 p.m. Chicago at Boston, 7 p.m. New York at Golden State, 9 p.m. Memphis at Portland, 9 p.m. Phoenix at L.A. Lakers, 9:30 p.m.
Thursday's Games Portland 100, Atlanta 85 Houston 120, Philadelphia 98 Milwaukee 108, L.A. Lakers 105 L.A. Clippers 109, Dallas 103 Friday's Games Orlando 110, Charlotte 105, OT Washington 91, Indiana 78 Toronto 105, Boston 103 Brooklyn 108, Cleveland 97 Miami 110, Detroit 78 Portland at Chicago, 8 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Sacramento at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m. Utah at New Orleans, 8 p.m. San Antonio at Denver, 9 p.m. New York at Phoenix, 10 p.m.
3 p.m. — NCAA Division I playoffs, East Regional final, at Bridgeport, Conn., ESPN2. 5:30 p.m. — NCAA Division I playoffs, West Regional semifinal, Minnesota vs. Robert Morris, at St. Paul, Minn., ESPN2.
EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA Manchester 68 43 17 2 6 94 217170 St. John's 67 41 22 1 3 86 222178 Providence 68 36 23 2 7 81 215195 Worcester 66 32 30 3 1 68 169198 Portland 65 23 32 2 8 56 196237 East Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA Binghamton 65 39 21 1 4 83 239196 Scranton 66 36 22 3 5 80 185164 Norfolk 65 34 22 2 7 77 172169 Hershey 66 33 25 4 4 74 194186 Syracuse 66 27 29 4 6 64 169196 Northeast Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA Springfield 67 41 20 1 5 88 217185 Albany 66 34 21 4 7 79 194 174 Hartford 66 28 31 1 6 63 173207 Bridgeport 65 27 31 2 5 61 168204 Adirondack 66 25 36 1 4 55 155197 WESTERN CONFERENCE Midwest Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA Grand Rapids 66 41 19 2 4 88 211162 Chicago 65 38 19 5 3 84 200162 Milwaukee 65 31 21 6 7 75 185178 Rockford 65 31 25 5 4 71 199219 Iowa 65 25 30 6 4 60 148197 North Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA Toronto 65 40 20 2 3 85 191164 Rochester 67 30 27 6 4 70 183197 Utica 65 29 28 4 4 66 157185 Lake Erie 64 28 28 0 8 64 168194 Hamilton 65 28 32 1 4 61 151190 West Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA Texas 67 42 17 3 5 92 237179 Abbotsford 67 36 24 5 2 79 198190 Charlotte 67 34 30 1 2 71 206209 Oklahoma City 66 30 27 2 7 69 206226 San Antonio 65 26 30 3 6 61 178195
SCORING G FG FT Durant, OKC . . . .70 738 612 Anthony, NYK . . .69 685 417 James, MIA . . . . .67 668 374 Love, MIN . . . . . .67 572 454 Harden, HOU . . .63 479 460 Griffin, LAC . . . . .73 664 432 Curry, GOL . . . . .68 551 276 Aldridge, POR . . .61 581 265 DeRozan, TOR . .69 531 443 Cousins, SAC . . .61 491 388 George, IND . . . .72 526 359 Davis, NOR . . . . .62 505 331 Jefferson, CHA . .63 598 160 Nowitzki, DAL . . .71 552 308 Irving, CLE . . . . .64 487 263 Lillard, POR . . . . .73 503 340 Thomas, SAC . . .70 488 345 Dragic, PHX . . . .68 495 286 Gay, SAC . . . . . .65 481 281 Wall, WAS . . . . . .71 512 294 PTS AVG 2257 32.2 194528.2 180927.0 1764 26.3 1571 24.9 1771 24.3 159723.5 143023.4 156322.7 137022.5 1574 21.9 134321.7 135921.6 152221.4 135421.2 154021.1 1447 20.7 138620.4 130320.0 1418 20.0 Drummond, DET Love, MIN Howard, HOU Cousins, SAC Noah, CHI Aldridge, POR Vucevic, ORL Davis, NOR Jefferson, CHA 70 67 68 61 69 61 54 62 63 364 198 226 195 243 149 170 205 124 532 649 613 527 529 531 416 446 535 896 847 839 722 772 680 586 651 659 12.8 12.6 12.3 11.8 11.2 11.1 10.9 10.5 10.5
8:30 a.m. — Premier League, Aston Villa at Manchester United, NBC Sports. 10:55 a.m. — Premier League, Chelsea at Crystal Palace, NBC Sports. 1:25 p.m. — Premier League, Manchester City at Arsenal, NBC Sports. 4 p.m. — MLS, Chicago at D.C. United, NBC Sports. 10:30 p.m. — MLS, New England at San Jose, CSN.
ASSISTS PER GAME G AST Paul, LAC . . . . . . . . . .54 590 Lawson, DEN . . . . . . .58 517 Wall, WAS . . . . . . . . . .71 622 Rubio, MIN . . . . . . . . .70 599 Curry, GOL . . . . . . . . .68 579 Jennings, DET . . . . . . .69 540 Lowry, TOR . . . . . . . . .71 547 Nelson, ORL . . . . . . . .61 422 Teague, ATL . . . . . . . .68 468 James, MIA . . . . . . . . .67 430 STEALS PER GAME G STL Paul, LAC . . . . . . . . . .54 137 Rubio, MIN . . . . . . . .70 174 Young, PHL . . . . . . . .69 151 Butler, CHI . . . . . . . . .56 111 Wall, WAS . . . . . . . . .71 137
AVG 10.9 8.9 8.8 8.6 8.5 7.8 7.7 6.9 6.9 6.4 AVG 2.54 2.49 2.19 1.98 1.93
10 a.m. — NASCAR, Sprint Cup, practice for STP 500, at Martinsville, Va., FS1. 11 a.m. — NASCAR, Truck Series, pole qualifying for KROGER 250, at Martinsville, Va., FS1. 2:30 p.m. — NASCAR, Truck Series, KROGER 250, at Martinsville, Va., FS1. 8 p.m. — NHRA, qualifying for Nationals, at Las Vegas (same-day tape), ESPN2.
Friday's Games Abbotsford 2, Utica 1, OT Syracuse 6, Adirondack 4 Hershey 4, Albany 1 Manchester 5, Worcester 1 Springfield 6, Hartford 1 Providence 6, Portland 5 Toronto 4, Rochester 2 Binghamton 2, St. John's 1 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton at Norfolk, 7:30 p.m. Lake Erie at Milwaukee, 8 p.m. Grand Rapids at Rockford, 8 p.m. Hamilton at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. Saturday's Games Iowa at Toronto, 3 p.m. Worcester at Albany, 5 p.m. St. John's at Hershey, 7 p.m. Springfield at Adirondack, 7 p.m. Oklahoma City at Charlotte, 7 p.m. Manchester at Portland, 7 p.m. Binghamton at Syracuse, 7 p.m. Rockford at Grand Rapids, 7 p.m. Bridgeport at Hartford, 7 p.m. Abbotsford at Utica, 7 p.m. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton at Norfolk, 7:15 p.m. Hamilton at Texas, 8 p.m. Lake Erie at Chicago, 8 p.m. Sunday's Games Oklahoma City at Charlotte, 1:30 p.m. Iowa at Utica, 3 p.m. Binghamton at Albany, 3 p.m. Hartford at Bridgeport, 3 p.m. Abbotsford at Toronto, 4 p.m. Chicago at Rockford, 5 p.m. Hamilton at San Antonio, 5 p.m. Grand Rapids at Milwaukee, 6 p.m.
FIELD GOAL PERCENTAGE FG FGA PCT Jordan, LAC . . . . . .302 452 .668 Drummond, DET . .406 653 .622 Howard, HOU . . . . .458 776 .590 James, MIA . . . . . . .668 1171 .570 Johnson, TOR . . . .328 582 .564 Faried, DEN . . . . . .364 662 .550 Wade, MIA . . . . . . .395 724 .546 Lopez, POR . . . . . .312 572 .545 Jones, HOU . . . . . .331 608 .544 Ibaka, OKC . . . . . . .461 857 .538 REBOUNDS PER GAME G OFF DEF TOT AVG Jordan, LAC 73 295 708 100313.7
10 p.m. — Junior welterweights, Karim Mayfield (180-1) vs. Thomas Dulorme (20-1-0); champion Sergey Kovalev (23-0-0) vs. Cedric Agnew (26-0-0), for WBO light heavyweight title, at Atlantic City, N.J., HBO.
BLOCKED SHOTS PER GAME G BLK AVG Davis, NOR . . . . . . . . .58 169 2.91 Ibaka, OKC . . . . . . . . .67 176 2.63 Hibbert, IND . . . . . . . .68 162 2.38 Jordan, LAC . . . . . . . .69 164 2.38 Duncan, SAN . . . . . . . .62 118 1.90
1 p.m. — PGA Tour, Texas Open, third round, at San Antonio, Golf Channel. 3 p.m. — PGA Tour, Texas Open, third round, at San Antonio, Chs. 7, 10. 7 p.m. — LPGA, Kia Classic, third round, at Carlsbad, Calif., Golf Channel.
Valero Texas Open Par Scores The Associated Press Friday At TPC San Antonio San Antonio Purse: $6.2 million Yardage: 7,435; Par: 72 (36-36) Second Round Steven Bowditch 69-67—136 Chad Collins 71-66—137 Andrew Loupe 67-70—137 Cameron Beckman 69-70—139 Pat Perez 68-71—139 Daniel Summerhays 72-68—140 Kevin Na 70-70—140 Freddie Jacobson 70-70—140 James Hahn 71-70—141 Trevor Immelman 70-71—141 Josh Teater 71-70—141 Will MacKenzie 69-72—141 Aaron Baddeley 70-71—141 Zach Johnson 70-71—141 Wes Roach 75-66—141 Brian Harman 70-72—142 Jason Kokrak 71-71—142 Martin Flores 71-71—142 Jerry Kelly 71-71—142 Chesson Hadley 69-73—142 Matt Kuchar 70-72—142 Fred Funk 70-72—142 Justin Hicks 69-73—142 Bo Van Pelt 69-73—142 Brian Davis 71-72—143 Geoff Ogilvy 74-69—143 Michael Putnam 72-71—143 Scott Gardiner 74-69—143 Ryan Palmer 72-71—143 William McGirt 72-71—143 Carl Pettersson Brice Garnett Russell Knox Scott Brown Brian Gay Camilo Villegas Tim Wilkinson Robert Streb Briny Baird Jim Furyk Alex Prugh Alex Aragon Cameron Tringale Stephen Ames Andres Romero Brendon de Jonge Justin Leonard Miguel Angel Carballo Troy Merritt Jamie Lovemark Jordan Spieth Michael Thompson John Senden Charley Hoffman Ben Curtis Troy Matteson Seung-Yul Noh Brooks Koepka Branden Grace Jeff Maggert Johnson Wagner Luke Guthrie Andrew Svoboda John Peterson Charlie Beljan Greg Chalmers Charlie Wi Jim Herman Morgan Hoffmann 70-73—143 70-73—143 74-70—144 70-74—144 73-71—144 71-73—144 74-70—144 72-72—144 72-72—144 70-74—144 71-73—144 70-74—144 71-74—145 74-71—145 71-74—145 73-72—145 76-69—145 69-76—145 73-72—145 73-72—145 75-70—145 70-75—145 72-73—145 70-75—145 70-75—145 72-73—145 69-76—145 71-74—145 72-73—145 72-74—146 73-73—146 74-72—146 73-73—146 74-72—146 70-76—146 73-73—146 73-73—146 73-73—146 74-73—147 -1 -1 E E E E E E E E E E +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +2 +2 +2 +2 +2 +2 +2 +2 +2 +3
1999 — New York Rangers center Wayne Gretzky surpasses Gordie Howe as the leading goal scorer in pro hockey history in a 3-1 victory over the Islanders. Gretzky's goal was the 1,072nd of his career — 20 NHL seasons and one season in the WHA. 2003 — Michelle Kwan becomes the third American to win five World Figure Skating Championships. Kwan, a seven-time U.S. champion, ties Dick Button and Carol Heiss for most world crowns by an American. 2007 — West Virginia beats Clemson for its first NIT title in 65 years. Frank Young scores 24 points, including six 3-pointers, and De'Sean Butler adds 20 points to help the Mountaineers to a 78-73 victory. 2007 — Michael Phelps sets his third world record in as many days, winning the 200meter individual medley, at the world championships in Melbourne, Australia. His time of 1:54.98 betters his old mark of 1:55.84 set in August at the Pan Pacific championships. 2008 — Curlin rolls to a record-setting 7 3/4length victory in the $6 million Dubai World Cup, the world's richest race. Curlin is the fourth horse to win the Breeders' Cup Classic and then take the World Cup the following year. 2010 — The New Jersey Nets notch their 10th victory, avoiding any chance of tying for the worst record in NBA history by beating the short-handed San Antonio Spurs 90-84. The Nets improve to 10-64 for one more win than the 1972-73 Philadelphia 76ers, who went 973. 2011 — Maya Moore scores 28 points, including the 3,000th of her career, to lead top-seed Connecticut to a 75-40 win over Duke and another trip to the Final Four. Moore becomes the first D-I player to reach 3,000 points since Southwest Missouri State star Jackie Stiles in 2001. Sydney Carter scores 22 points and Texas A&M finally beats Baylor, 58-46 to send the Aggies to their first Final Four in school history. 2012 — Stanford's young guards Chasson Randle and Aaron Bright each score 15 points, and the Cardinal rout Minnesota 75-51 to win the NIT title. 2013 — Jaromir Jagr earns his 1,000th career NHL assist in the Dallas Stars to a 5-3 victory over Minnesota. 2013 — Wesley Low Jr., at age 15, becomes the youngest bowler ever to win a PBA Regional title — breaking a 34-year-old record set by PBA Hall of Famer Pete Weber in 1979. The two-handed competitor defeats Deeronn Booker 299-234, to win the PBA Non-Champion West tournament at South Point Bowling Center in Las Vegas. Low, a member of Junior Team USA who was 29 days shy of his 16th birthday, loses his bid for a perfect game in the title match when he leaves an 8 pin on his final shot.
Compiled By PAUL MONTELLA By The Associated Press March 29 1929 — The Boston Bruins win the Stanley Cup with a 2-1 victory over the New York Rangers to complete a two-game sweep. 1940 — Joe Louis knocks out Johnny Paychek in the second round at Madison Square Garden in New York to retain the world heavyweight title. 1941 — Wisconsin, led by Gene Englund's 13 points, wins the NCAA basketball championship with a 39-34 victory over Washington State. 1952 — George Mikan of the Minneapolis Lakers scores an NBA playoff record 47 points in an 88-78 loss in Game 1 of the Western Division Finals against Rochester. 1960 — Boston's Bill Russell pulls down an NBA Finals record 40 rebounds, as the Celtics lose to St. Louis, 113-103. 1962 — Elgin Baylor (45) and Jerry West (41) of the Los Angeles Lakers become the first teammates to both score 40 or more points in an NBA Playoff game. It isn't enough as the Lakers lose to Detroit, 118-117, in a Western Division Finals game. 1966 — Muhammad Ali retains the world heavyweight title with a 15-round decision over George Chuvalo at Maple Leaf Garden in Toronto. 1981 — Louisiana Tech routs Tennessee 7959 for the AIAW basketball title. 1982 — Michael Jordan's jump shot with 16 seconds remaining gives North Carolina a 6362 victory over Georgetown for the NCAA men's basketball championship. 1984 — The NFL Colts leave the city of Baltimore in the early hours of the morning, headed for Indianapolis. 1987 — Tennessee routs Louisiana Tech 6744 to win the NCAA women's basketball championship. 1990 — Houston's Akeem Olajuwon is the third player in NBA history to achieve a quadruple double during a 120-94 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks. He scores 18 points, 16 rebounds, 11 blocked shots and 10 assists. 1992 — Dottie Mochrie birdies No. 18 to force a playoff and beats Juli Inkster with par on the first hole of sudden death in the Dinah Shore tournament. 1992 — Olympic champion Kristi Yamaguchi becomes the first American woman to win consecutive world figure skating championships since Peggy Fleming in 1968. 1995 — Tournament MVP Shawn Smith makes two free throws with less than a second left in overtime to give Virginia Tech a 65-64 victory over Marquette for the NIT championship. 1996 — The Vancouver Grizzlies break the NBA record for consecutive losses in a season with their 21st in a 105-91 loss to the Utah Jazz. The 1972-73 Philadelphia 76ers and the 1993-94 Dallas Mavericks lost 20 straight.
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6 p.m. — St. John’s at Providence, FS1.
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1 p.m. — ATP World Tour/WTA, Sony Open, women’s championship, at Key Biscayne, Fla., ESPN2.
Friday's Sports Transactions The Associated Press Friday's Sports Transactions The Associated Press BASEBALL American League BOSTON RED SOX — Optioned OF Jackie Bradley Jr., LHP Drake Britton and C Ryan Lavarnway to Pawtucket (IL). DETROIT TIGERS — Agreed to terms with 1B Miguel Cabrera on a 10-year contract. SEATTLE MARINERS — Optioned RHPs Blake Beavan and Brandon Maurer, LHP Lucas Luetge and INF Nick Franklin to Tacoma (PCL). Reassigned RHPs Zach Miner, Dominic Leone, Ramon Ramirez and Carson Smith; C Humberto Quintero; and OF Endy Chavez to minor league camp. Selected the contracts of LHPs Roenis Elias and Joe Beimel from Tacoma. Designated OF Xavier Avery and INF Carlos Triunfel for assignment. TEXAS RANGERS — Claimed C Chris Gimenez off waivers from Oakland. Designated LHP Michael Kirkman for assignment. National League CHICAGO CUBS — Released 2B Ryan Roberts. PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES — Optioned RHP Jonathan Pettibone to Lehigh Valley (IL). ST. LOUIS CARDINALS — Assigned OF Joey Butler outright to Memphis (PCL). Purchased the Memphis Redbirds (PCL). American Association GRAND PRAIRIE AIR HOGS — Traded LHP Gabriel Garcia to Sonoma for a player to be named. WINNIPEG GOLDEYES — Signed INF Tyler Kuhn. Frontier League EVANSVILLE OTTERS — Signed OF J.R. Higley to a contract extension. Signed INF Shayne Houck. NORMAL CORNBELTERS — Released 3B Ryan Lashley and OF Jason Matusik. ROCKFORD AVIATORS — Signed RHP Cole Green. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association NBA — Fined Brooklyn G Jorge Gutierrez $15,000 for making excessive contact above the shoulders during Wednesday's game. NEW JERSEY NETS — Signed G Jorge Gutierrez to a multiyear contract. SACRAMENTO KINGS — Signed F-C Willie Reed for the remainder of the season. FOOTBALL National Football League OAKLAND RAIDERS — Signed RB Maurice Jones-Drew and DL C.J. Wilson. PHILADELPHIA EAGLES — Released WR DeSean Jackson. Signed QB Mark Sanchez to a one-year contract. SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS — Re-signed CB Perrish Cox to a one-year contract. WASHINGTON REDSKINS — Signed OL Mike McGlynn. Canadian Football League B.C. LIONS — Announced the retirement of OL Ben Archibald. Released LB Anton McKenzie. WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS — Signed WRs Austin Coleman and Michael Ray Garvin, LB Gerald McRath and DE Damario Jeffery. HOCKEY National Hockey League PITTSBURGH PENGUINS — Assigned G Eric Hartzell from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL) to Wheeling (ECHL). SAN JOSE SHARKS — Reassigned F Freddie Hamilton to Worcester (AHL). TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING — Assigned F Danick Gauthier from Syracuse (AHL) to Florida (ECHL). American Hockey League AHL — Suspended Worcester D Rob Davison three games. PROVIDENCE BRUINS — Assigned F Scott Campbell and D Joe Lavin to South Carolina (ECHL). SYRACUSE CRUNCH — Assigned D Jordan Henry to Florida (ECHL). UTICA COMETS — Recalled D Jeremie Blain from Kalamazoo (ECHL). ECHL ALASKA ACES — Added G Hector Toth as emergency backup. BAKERSFIELD CONDORS — Added G Ben Gaskins as emergency backup. GREENVILLE ROAD WARRIORS — Claimed F Tim Coffman off waivers from Alaska. KALAMAZOO WINGS — Signed F Shane Berschbach. SOUTH CAROLINA STINGRAYS — Signed D Dan Ford and F Stephan Vigier. WHEELING NAILERS — Signed D Alex Boak and F Jarrett Burton to amateur tryout agreements. SOCCER Major League Soccer COLORADO RAPIDS — Signed G Clint Irwin and D Chris Klute. L.A. GALAXY — Loaned G Brian Rowe, F Chandler Hoffman and D Tommy Meyer to L.A. Galaxy II (USL PRO). TORONTO FC — Signed M Issey NakajimaFarran. National Women's Soccer League CHICAGO RED STARS — Signed M/D Julie Johnston, M Vanessa Di Bernardo and F Hayley Brock. COLLEGE CARSON-NEWMAN — Named Randy Wylie men's golf coach. EAST TENNESSEE STATE — Named Adegboyega Oshoniyi men's soccer coach. GEORGE WASHINGTON — Signed men's basketball coach Mike Lonergan to a contract extension through the 2020-21 season. GEORGIA TECH — Suspended RB Dennis Andrews and WR Anthony Autry two games. MINNESOTA — Fired women's basketball coach Pam Borton.
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EAST REGIONAL Second Round Thursday, March 20 Connecticut 89, Saint Joseph's 81, OT Villanova 73, Milwaukee 53 Harvard 61, Cincinnati 57 Michigan State 93, Delaware 78 Friday, March 21 Memphis 71, George Washington 66 Virginia 70, Coastal Carolina 59 North Carolina 79, Providence 77 Iowa State 93, North Carolina Central 75 Third Round Saturday, March 22 Connecticut 77, Villanova 65 Michigan State 80, Harvard 73 Sunday, March 23 Virginia 78, Memphis 60 Iowa State 85, North Carolina 83 Regional Semifinals At Madison Square Garden, New York Friday, March 28 UConn 81, Iowa State 76 Michigan State (28-8) vs. Virginia (30-6), 9:57 p.m. Regional Championship Sunday, March 30 UConn (29-8) vs. Michigan State-Virginia winner, TBA SOUTH REGIONAL Second Round Thursday, March 20 Dayton 60, Ohio State 59 Syracuse 77, Western Michigan 53 Pittsburgh 77, Colorado 48 Florida 67, Albany (N.Y.) 55 Friday, March 21 Stanford 58, New Mexico 53 Kansas 80, Eastern Kentucky 69 Stephen F. Austin 77, VCU 75, OT UCLA 76, Tulsa 59 Third Round Saturday, March 22 Dayton 55, Syracuse 53 Florida 61, Pittsburgh 45 Sunday, March 23 Stanford 60, Kansas 57 UCLA 77, Stephen F. Austin 60 Regional Semifinals At FedExForum, Memphis, Tenn. Thursday, March 27 Dayton 82, Stanford 72 Florida 79, UCLA 68 Regional Championship Saturday, March 29 Dayton (26-10) vs. Florida (35-2), 6:09 p.m. MIDWEST REGIONAL Second Round Thursday, March 20 Saint Louis 83, N.C. State 80, OT Louisville 71, Manhattan 64 Michigan 57, Wofford 40 Texas 87, Arizona State 85 Friday, March 21 Mercer 78, Duke 71 Tennessee 86, UMass 67 Wichita State 64, Cal Poly 37 Kentucky 56, Kansas State 49 Third Round Saturday, March 22 Louisville 66, Saint Louis 51 Michigan 79, Texas 65 Sunday, March 23 Tennessee 83, Mercer 63 Kentucky 78, Wichita State 76 Regional Semifinals At Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis Friday, March 28 Michigan 73, Tennessee 71 Kentucky (26-10) vs. Louisville (31-5), 9:45 p.m. Regional Championship Sunday, March 30 Michigan (28-8) vs. Kentucky-Louisville winner, TBA WEST REGIONAL Second Round Thursday, March 20 Wisconsin 75, American 35 Oregon 87, BYU 68 North Dakota State 80, Oklahoma 75, OT San Diego State 73, New Mexico State 69, OT Friday, March 21 Baylor 74, Nebraska 60 Creighton 76, Louisiana-Lafayette 66 Arizona 68, Weber State 59 Gonzaga 85, Oklahoma State 77 Third Round Saturday, March 22 Wisconsin 85, Oregon 77 San Diego State 63, North Dakota State 44 Sunday, March 23 Baylor 85, Creighton 55 Arizona 84, Gonzaga 61 Regional Semifinals At The Honda Center, Anaheim, Calif. Thursday, March 27 Wisconsin 69, Baylor 52 Arizona 70, San Diego State 64 Regional Championship Saturday, March 29 Wisconsin (29-7) vs. Arizona (33-4), 8:49 p.m. ——— FINAL FOUR At AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas National Semifinals Saturday, April 5 East champion vs. South champion Midwest champion vs. West champion National Championship Monday, April 7 Semifinal winners
April 4 At Liacouras Center (NBCSN), Philadelphia, Amir Mansour vs. Steve Cunningham, 10, for the USBA heavyweight title; Curtis Stevens vs. Tureano Johnson, 10, middleweights. April 5 At Stadthalle, Rostock, Germany, Juergen Braehmer vs. Enzo Maccarinelli, 12, for Braehmer's WBA World light heavyweight title; Tyron Zeuge vs. Gheorghe Sabau, 10, super middleweights. At Chihuahua, Mexico, Marco Antonio Rubio vs. Domenico Spada, 12, for the interim WBC middleweight title. April 6 At Tokyo, Akira Yaegashi vs. Odilon Zaleta, 12, for Yaegashi's WBC flyweight title; Adrian Hernandez vs. Naoya Inoue, 12, for Hernandez's WBC junior flyweight title.
Fight Schedule The Associated Press March 29 At Berlin, Yoan Pablo Hernandez vs. Pawel Kolodziej, 12, for Hernandez's IBF cruiserweight title. At Newcastle, England, Stuart Hall vs. Martin Ward, 12, for Hall's IBF bantamweight title. At the Ballroom, Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, N.J. (HBO), Sergey Kovalev vs. Cedric Agnew, 12, for Kovalev's WBO light heavyweight title; Thomas Dulorme vs. Karim Mayfield, 10, for the vacant NABF junior welterweight title; Lionell Thompson vs. Radivoje Kalajdzic, 10, cruiserweights. April 3 At Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio, Calif. (FS1), Luis Ortiz vs. Monte Barrett, 10, heavyweights; Gerald Washington vs. Skipp Scott, 10, heavyweights.
Saturday, March 29, 2014
Raiders sign RB Maurice Jones-Drew
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On the move
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Major shifts all around the majors
ALAMEDA, Calif. — Free agent running back Maurice Jones-Drew is coming back home to Oakland after signing a three-year contract with the Raiders on Friday. Jones-Drew returns to his native Bay Area after spending his first eight seasons with Jacksonville and starring in college at UCLA. Jones-Drew joins quarterback Matt Schaub, defensive linemen Justin Tuck and LaMarr Woodley and receiver James Jones as successful veterans brought in by general manager Reggie McKenzie this offseason who are looking for a late career spark in Oakland. “There’s a ton of talent here,” Jones-Drew said. “Reggie McKenzie and his staff have done a great job of piling on guys that are coming from programs that are winning and know what it takes. Granted, most of us have chips on our shoulders, at least I feel like I got (done) wrong. ... It’s something that’s going to drive us and push us to that next level.” The Raiders also signed two defensive linemen, bringing back Pat Sims to a one-year deal and signing former Green Bay Packer C.J. Wilson. Sims played well in his first season in Oakland with two sacks and 41 tackles while starting all 16 games. He met with other teams before staying in Oakland, according to his agent Rick Smith. Wilson spent the past four seasons with Green Bay, recording 103 tackles and 3½ sacks in 50 games with 11 starts. Jones-Drew had 8,071 yards rushing and 68 touchdowns for Jacksonville but was hampered by injuries the past two seasons. That led the Jaguars to let him test the market in free agency after his five-year, $31 million contract expired.
Eagles cut ties with WR Jackson, sign QB Sanchez
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PHILADELPHIA — DeSean Jackson went from the trading block to the chopping block. Jackson is out in Philly — just as Mark Sanchez was on his way into town. Unable to find a taker on the trade market, the Eagles released him, ending the Pro Bowl wide receiver’s sixyear stint with the team. His playmaking days are over in Philly, and the tailspin from key cog to unexpected free agent comes with a hint that off-field issues are at the root of the split. Jackson thanked the Eagles organization and fans in a statement Friday, and also denied “unfounded reports” that he was released for any reason related to his lifestyle. “I would like to make it very clear that I am not and never have been part of any gang,” Jackson said. “I am not a gang member and to speculate and assume that I am involved in such activity off the field is reckless Sanchez and irresponsible. I work very hard on and off the field and I am a good person with good values. “I am proud of the accomplishments that I have made both on and off the field. I have worked tirelessly to give back to my community and have a positive impact on those in need. It is unfortunate that I now have to defend myself and my intentions. These reports are irresponsible and just not true.” Before releasing Jackson, the Eagles announced they had signed Sanchez. Bounced out of New York after the Jets signed Michael Vick last week, Sanchez moved down turnpike to Philadelphia in what essentially was a swap with Vick. “I think we passed each other on the train,” Sanchez said, laughing. Jackson was coming off a career-best season in Philadelphia, leading the team with 82 catches for 1,332 yards and nine touchdowns. He had a $10.25 million contract for the 2014 season and was signed through 2016. “After careful consideration over this offseason, the Philadelphia Eagles have decided to part ways with DeSean Jackson,” the Eagles said in a statement.
Mike Scioscia moved his left fielder onto the infield dirt, then watched him start a double play. Matt Williams tried a similar trick — he put his right fielder on the grass behind the mound, only to see a bases-loaded triple fly into the vacated spot. All over the majors this year, the shift is on. From the designer defenses taking over the game, to expanded replay, to opening day on a cricket ground in Australia, baseball is changing. Those scraggly beards of the World Series champion Boston Red Sox? Shaved off, mostly. Soon Derek Jeter will be gone, too. “You can’t do this forever,” the Yankees captain said. “I’d like to, but you can’t do it forever.” Ryan Braun and the Biogenesis bunch are back in (along with tougher drug penalties), reckless crashing into catchers is an automatic out. Robinson Cano, ShinSoo Choo and Japanese ace Masahiro Tanaka changed sides, as did Jacoby Ellsbury, Prince Fielder and Curtis Granderson. Plus, there’s a rookie with real pedigree — sweet Hank the Dog got a second chance. He found a home in Milwaukee and his own bobblehead night. Also, a bright forecast for mega-rich Miguel Cabrera and fellow MVP Andrew McCutchen. After a bruising winter that left frozen fields in the Midwest and East, temperatures in Detroit, Pittsburgh and most spots were supposed to warm up for Monday’s openers. This spring has been much rougher for others. Even before the Dodgers started the season by sweeping two from the Diamondbacks in Sydney during Major League Baseball’s first regular-season games Down Under, there were serious setbacks. Kris Medlen, Brandon Beachy, Jarrod Parker and Luke Hochevar already were out for the year with Tommy John surgery. Patrick Corbin and Bruce Rondon later joined them. Aroldis Chapman is missing at least two months after getting hit on the head by a line drive. There was no defense for that, not even those protective caps now in play for pitchers likely would’ve saved the Cincinnati reliever. Defense, though, has rapidly become a major focus in the majors. Be it Dodger Stadium or Fenway Park or anywhere in-between, it’s easy to spot the trend taking over baseball: Creative ways that clubs are positioning their fielders. The Detroit Tigers even
scored the run. Maddon has a theory on why it took teams so many years to shift around. “They were afraid they might be wrong,” he said. “But it always made sense to adjust your fielders. Why would you play someone in a place where a guy never hits it?” And if a big bopper tries to bunt down the unprotected third base line, that’s OK. “There are times when I’m begging him to bunt against us,” Maddon said. Scioscia’s strategy paid off this month for the Los Angeles Angels when his repositioned left fielder handled a grounder and began a Photo by Keith Allison/Flickr bases-loaded DP in extra Tampa Bay manager Joe Maddon, left, was an early adopter of innings. Williams, the ongoing trend for teams to make major shifts in their Washington’s first-year mandefensive alignments from hitter to hitter. ager, tried something with the bases loaded in the hired a defensive coordinawhen Phillies slugger Ryan eighth and paid the price. tor. Ever expect to hear Howard batted in a spring Offered San Diego manabout a defensive coordinatraining game. Walker made ager Bud Black: “Yes, my tor in baseball? a diving stop on a hard thinking has changed.” Matt Martin got that job, grounder, scrambled to his “We will move,” he said. and pointed to the overfeet, but threw the ball past So will the Reds, after loaded alignments Red Sox first base. new Cincinnati manager slugger David Ortiz sees on “It’s not an exact sciBryan Price talks to his men a daily basis. ence,” he said. on the mound. “That’s not out of the Fielding always lagged “Pitchers can be pretty norm now. That is the norm. far behind pitching and hittemperamental about defenWith left-handers, if you’d ting in statistical analysis, sive alignment. We know have seen this 25 years ago, mainly because it was hard that,” he said. “We want to the way they play Big Papi to quantify glovework. have the discussion before— and 15, 20 guys in the Teams are trying hard to hand, not after.” league playing like that — play catchup. St. Louis general manager you’d be, ‘What happened? Baseball Info Solutions John Mozeliak wants to start Did I wake up and come to a tracks defensive shifts, and earlier, letting his minor leasoftball game?’” reports there were 8,134 guers get accustomed to Makes perfect sense to instances in the majors last moving. On Thursday, Pittsburgh second baseman season. That’s way up from Cardinals third baseman Neil Walker. 4,577 in 2012, and far more Matt Carpenter took a spot “The data is so undenithan the 2,358 in 2011. in short right field, fielded a able, the defensive metrics “It’s not as much fun as it grounder and threw out a are so prevalent,” he said. used to be,” Tampa Bay runner at first. “You have so much more manager Joe Maddon Minnesota’s Jason Kubel information, you should use lamented. “Everybody’s has been on the other side a it.” using it.” lot. “There were some times a Maddon is a shifting The lefty hitter debuted a few years ago when I felt out maven, having employed decade ago and rarely saw of place,” he admitted. “I four-man outfields and roudefensive shifts, if ever. was out there in right field tinely putting three players Against the Yankees this and kind of like, ‘Where am on one side of the dirt at dif- month, he faced three fieldI supposed to be?’ But we ferent depths. ers on the right side every atpractice it, I practice my In a recent exhibition, bat. throws from extreme angles with a runner on third base, “Now, I think it would be and I’m comfortable.” Maddon overshifted his weird if I came up and saw An hour later, Walker was infield in the middle of an that nobody was moved,” standing in shallow right at-bat. No luck. A wild pitch Kubel said.
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As a junior altering shots that I wasn’t last year, Carle ranked secprior to this season,” he said. ond in scoring (12.4 ppg), While studies and basketfirst in rebounding (a hair ball dominated the bulk of under eight per contest) and Carle’s day-to-day duties, his second in minutes (30.7) girlfriend and son back in while starting all 27 games. Pawtucket remained con“He was one of the better stantly in his thoughts. players in our league,” Cynthia and Jacobb were expressed Lyndon State head able to come up for a few coach Joe Krupinski. games. Now that this season If only his life was that is over, Carle is able to head simple and featured the folhome on weekends and make lowing text in his bio – up for lost time. “George Carle returned to the “It’s definitely tough durhardwood for the Hornets ing the season,” Carle quietly after sitting out the 2011-12 stated when asked about the season.” The path placed at interaction he had with his Carle’s feet has been far son during the basketball from straight and stress-free, season. however. Separation anxiety might “It’s been a long road for not be an issue for too much him,” states Krupinski. longer. Currently the wheels Carle was still trying to are in motion for George, make sense of his hiatus Cynthia and Jacobb, who from Lyndon State when his turns two this year, to find an girlfriend, Cynthia Cano, off-campus apartment for announced she was pregnant. George’s senior year. A son named Jacobb George “For one year (Cynthia) is Photos courtesy Lyndon State College Carle soon entered the world, willing to do it,” said Carle his arrival meaning a host of Playing as a junior for Lyndon State College in Vermont last year, C.F. native George Carle ranked second in scoring (12.4 ppg), about the prospect of having first in rebounding, and second in minutes (30.7) while starting all 27 games. new responsibilities for the his girlfriend and son under first-time dad. the same roof. practice with the team, Carle could help Lyndon State right basketball and going to “I wanted to be around to really agree (with the deciCarle remains on track to sion to return to Lyndon). had to wait until January away, hence why the mentor school at CCRI. help her out,” George Carle complete his undergraduate She thought I should be back before he could step onto the had no qualms about sliding “I was one of the main said. requirements in exercise scihome.” floor in an official capacity. Carle into the starting lineup dudes trying to tell him to He did just that. Carle ence. He hopes the degree he Eventually, Cynthia “I ended up getting a 3.0 once his eligibility concerns come back,” said Carle about earns next year will open the scrounged up as much partwarmed up to her boyfriend’s (the semester Carle watched were laid to rest. Carle’s first the sale’s pitch he gave time work as possible while door to become a professionplan and vision. from the sidelines) so I was official game in his second Alers. “It was getting lonely al trainer with an emphasis taking classes at CCRI. One “She encouraged me to good to go,” Carle proudly go-around with the Hornets up here.” of the jobs was at a temp on lending a hand to up-andfinish. She’s one of the peoshared. was Jan. 4, 2013, an eightCarle was given explicit agency. coming basketball prodigies. ple who helps me keep a Added Krupinski, “It was point, 10-rebound performinstructions prior to the 2013 All the while, he kept “I want to stay around the level head,” Carle said. an academic situation at the ance in 25 minutes. season tipping off. It went coming back to his creed – game,” he says. Re-enrolling at Lyndon time, but George worked “It wasn’t brand new to with the territory of being the finishing what he started. The Central Falls native him,” Krupinski noted. only returning starter for the admits he’s in a much better While the demands of father- State was made less compli- through it and did well.” cated due to Carle’s brother Then came the next hurAn extra spring in Carle’s Hornets, who went on to cap- spot today than he was three hood kept the proud dad on and current Lyndon State dle. With everything Carle step was provided when ture 12 league games and his toes, George thirsted for short years ago when his had going on in his life, bas- Krupinski anointed him the advance to the semifinals of more in terms of a better life sophomore guard Christian departure from Lyndon State Brandon also joining him in ketball was forced to take a Hornets’ small forward. the North Atlantic for his son and girlfriend. set off a chain reaction that school. That resulted in the backseat. It’s not as though Dating back to his days at Conference tournament. The only way to make would test his moral comhe forgot how to put the ball Central Falls High, Carle fea“(The coaching staff) put progress on that front was to family receiving a break in pass. Alers agrees. tuition. Credit-wise, Carle in the hoop, though he open- tured a nice 15-17 foot a lot of pressure on me to get once more enroll as a full“He’s just doing what he ly admitted that it took some jumper. His range has since 16-17 points per night. For time student. Of course, with was in good standing and can to make his family retained three years of eligi- time to knock off the rust and been expanded to the threethe first few weeks, I was an infant son to provide for, proud,” Alers said while his bility. Perhaps more imporget back into basketball point line. averaging 19 points and had pal Carle was undoubtedly it’s not nearly as simple as tantly, he had a spot to live shape. “I didn’t mind playing the green light whenever packing up and heading toiling away in the campus on campus. “It took me a little while down low, but I felt my game coach wanted me to get a north. gym. “He’s got a lot of prioriThe only issue left to set- to get my wind back and find extended further,” Carle said. bucket,” Carle said. “Once “I didn’t want my girlties, but it just motivates him More good news fell into we all started to mesh with friend to think I was leaving tle was whether Carle would out where I fit,” Carle said. even more knowing that you Carle’s lap when he learned one another, we became a her with all the responsibili- be permitted to start the sea- “Coming into the second have someone to look after.” son with Krupinski’s Hornets semester, I didn’t want to Alers was returning to more balanced unit.” ties,” Carle noted. “Right or have to sit out for a step on anyone’s toes.” Lyndon State. Alers spent the Said Krupinski, “As a now she’s my biggest supFollow Brendan McGair stretch. Though he could Krupinski saw that Carle 2012-13 campaign playing captain, he was one of the porter. At first she didn’t on Twitter @BWMcGair03
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Kyle Busch wins pole position at Martinsville Speedway
AP Sports Writer
Kyle Busch has seen it time and again at Martinsville Speedway. Driving down pit road,
heading back onto the track and in contention for the lead, Busch is used to seeing the pole-sitter gun the engine
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just off the jack and reassume the race lead. Busch hopes to finally get to experience that for himself at Martinsville Speedway on Sunday after earning the pole on NASCAR’s smallest, tightest track for the first time in 19 career starts. “I think that’s a great thing for us,” Busch said after winning the pole with a lap at 99.674 mph. “We get to pit there and of course drop the jack and just lunge across the line and be good. “You need to still run up front all day. I think that it’s a great opportunity for us to pick up some spots say if we’re second, third, fourth, whatever, but you definitely
always want to stay as close to the front as you can and try not to use that box as much as some guys have in the past.” The pole is the 14th of Busch’s career. In an interesting twist under NASCAR’s new knockout qualifying system, Busch won it while Joey Logano set a track record. That came at 100.201 mph during the first phase of twosession qualifying. All 44 cars competed in the 30minute first session, and the top 12 moved into the 10minute phase two. Denny Hamlin earned the No. 2 starting spot with a lap at 99.548 mph, and will be
followed on the starting grid by Logano and Hendrick Motorsports teammates Jimmie Johnson and Jeff Gordon. That puts Busch in some pretty accomplished company because Hamlin (4), Johnson and Gordon (8 each) have won a lot. Busch, though, is coming off a victory last week at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif., and while he said it wasn’t dominating, it gave him hope that the Joe Gibbs Racing teams are coming together. “It just seems to be working well right now, whatever is working,” he said. Hamlin, who promised earlier in the day that he would win on Sunday, wasn’t in love with the outside starting spot because it can be tricky to get down to the bottom on restarts from the outside, said nothing that happened in practice or qualifying made his change his view of how it can all unfold. “I knew, even going into this weekend, I knew we were going to be really good contenders and be in the mix anyway,” he said. “I feel like after running a couple laps of practice I felt like this was a car that was capable of winning. I think with tire management being more of a factor than it’s ever been, it kind of lends itself to my driving style even more. For that reason I think we’ll be tough on Sunday.” Logano has two top-10 finishes on the 0.526-mile oval, but none since 2010. “So we’ve got a track record, but we don’t have a pole. How does that work?” he asked. A solid pit position, he said, could help turns things around on Sunday.
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l l u y f e c AGING IN YOUR HOME a r g
t 72 and 65, Tom and Susie McSweeny love to ballroom dance. "Tom does a mean samba," Susie says. Still, Tom has arthritis. So, despite their active lifestyle, when the McSweenys built their Edgewater, Md., house in 2013, they asked their architect to incorporate "aging-inplace" features — including an elevator, wide doorways to accommodate a wheelchair and a flat, no-step entryway — into the design. "You have to be realistic," says Susie, who has a background in nursing. You don't know what health issues you may develop as you get older, but "you try to plan for it so that you can enjoy your later years." The McSweenys said they wanted to prepare their home now so that those accessibility features would be ready and waiting. Aging-in-place design choices are gaining a higher profile as baby boomers become a larger and larger segment of the population. According to AARP, the majority of older Americans want to stay in their homes permanently and live independently. This demographic change translates into demand for residential designs that anticipate changes in health, vision or mobility, and ensures that homes stay safe, comfortable and aesthetically pleasing. Related to aging in place is "universal design," which emphasizes accessibility for all, with no sacrifice in style. Components may be as simple as abundant lighting, lever-style door handles, well-located storage, chairheight toilets, slip-resistant flooring and open plans with plenty of circulation space. The most visible result of aging-in-place design is living space that simply "feels roomier and more open," says Russ Glickman, whose Maryland company, Glickman Design/Build, specializes in accessible multigenerational and universal design homes. The McSweenys asked Annapolis, Md., architect Cathy Purple Cherry to design a safe, satisfying and stylish new home on a small, waterfront lot. The threestory 4,750-square-foot house, constructed by Apter Remodeling/Craftsman of Annapolis, captures expansive Chesapeake Bay views from every level. An elevator alongside the staircase makes the entire house accessible. The elevator cost $30,000 to buy and install. But "if you are going to invest in a custom home for aging in place," says Cherry, "limiting access by wheelchair into and around the house doesn't make any sense." Either an elevator or a first floor that can be adapted for one-story living is a must, she says. The McSweenys' groundfloor elevator door is just inside the no-step entry to a two-car garage. The McSweenys appreciate the garage, which shields them from the elements when they come and go. The garage and elevator combo already is a real convenience for toting in groceries and for bringing in their arthritic dog after walks. The ground floor features a family room/guest quarters. It also has a full bathroom and a large storage room that is drywalled, painted and ready to be repurposed as a room for a caregiver if the need arises. On the first floor, Cherry included not only the main living spaces — living room,
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dining room, kitchen and deck — but also the laundry and study. Thus, fewer steps are required to carry out daily living activities. The kitchen is inviting and stylish, while loaded with accessibility features. Cherry incorporated four feet of circulation space around the central island for easy access to food prep areas, the eating bar between the kitchen and living room, and all appliances. The appliances include two ovens — one under the range and the other stacked in easy reach between a lower pot drawer and an upper, wall-mounted microwave. In the adjacent laundry room, the washer and dryer also perch atop storage pedestals to alleviate the need for bending and reaching. Kitchen storage is plentiful; the McSweenys worked with their cabinetmaker, NVS Kitchen & Bath in Manassas, Va., to plan cabinet placement and pull-out inserts for ease of use. Dshaped door and drawer handles offer a comfortable grip. Kitchen trash bins occupy cabinets in two locations, to cut down on walking. Electrical outlets are conveniently located. Sealed wood flooring and complimentary wood countertops contrast with the white cabinets for aesthetics and offer visual cues to edges and surfaces. Cherry placed a sizable pantry close to the kitchen and elevator. A motion sensor light illuminates the space even when arms are loaded with groceries. Halls and doorways throughout the house are wide enough to accommodate a wheelchair. Windows are big and plentiful to soak in light as well as views. Ambient and task lighting ensure good visibility. A master bedroom and bathroom suite on the top floor offers spaciousness, comfort and ease of use. The bedroom is big and bright, with room for a second bed by the window if ever needed. The master bathroom includes a large shower with bench seating, hand-held spray and blocking to support grab bars that might be installed; a free-standing bathtub with ample room for entry; a chair-height toilet (like all the commodes in the house) with surrounding space for grab bars and wheelchair transfer; twin sinks that could accommodate under-counter legroom; and abundant, easy-to-reach storage. The walk-in master closet is large enough for easy circulation and for a central bench. Pocket doors at the bathroom and closet conserve space while offering wide entry. One aspect of aging-inplace design is low-maintenance — to minimize the effort and expense of home upkeep. The McSweenys selected durable, easy-toclean carpeting for the master bedroom and basement,
The McSweeny's master bedroom has ample room to maneuver a wheelchair if needed in the future; floor to ceiling windows bring in natural light and offer sweeping views of the Chesapeake Bay.
and easy-care, non-slip matte-finish hardwood floors for the rest of the house. Fiber-cement siding, vinyl trim and composite decking form a largely maintenancefree exterior. Tom says the McSweenys opted for clad aluminum windows that are treated to filter out almost all ultraviolet light and to resist soil buildup on the outside. Even the plantings around the house were chosen with ease of care in mind. "There's very little lawn," Tom adds. The McSweenys invested in a large generator to ensure that they would retain power for medical equipment and other uses in case of bad storms. They have two energyefficient furnaces — one for the top floor and one for the rest of the house — to facilitate zoning. The house is wired for remote access so that the homeowners can use their phone to control heat, lights and the security alarm from wherever they are. At Cherry's insistence, says Tom, connections between all the first-floor living spaces are "wide open." Circulation areas between rooms are large, and big cutouts in interior walls link spaces even more fully. The result is flexibility, enabling the McSweenys to entertain small or large groups. "It maximizes the ability to expand," Cherry says. Perhaps the most important aspect of the openness, though, has to do with why most homeowners choose aging-in-place design in the first place. "Older homeowners have finished rearing their children, and now they want to equip their homes to be together," Cherry says. "With connectivity of spaces,
they can be doing different things but still have verbal and visual contact." Though aging-in-place design involves anticipating needs, Glickman says, "some people are aging but are in somewhat denial about what that may mean." They simply may not plan ahead, or they may resist doing so because they think aging-inplace accommodations will look ugly or institutional. Glickman, who is designated by the National Association of Home Builders as a certified agingin-place specialist, encourages his remodeling and new home clients to include some accessibility features anyway. Despite homeowners' fears, most of these features are "invisible" because they blend into the design of the home. Not only that, but it costs far less to include most aging-in-place components during a construction project than to go back and add them later. Installing supportive blocking for grab bars while the bathroom walls are open, for instance, adds almost nothing to construction costs; adding them later means cutting into the wall. Another example is prepping for future installation of a residential elevator. With an elevator, people who have trouble negotiating stairs can continue living safely in their multi-story homes. Glickman says it may cost $3,000 extra to stack first-, second- and third-floor closets and rough in an elevator shaft in that space, including a basementfloor cutout for elevator
equipment and an extension of electrical and phone lines to the elevator area. But this advance work can
save $150,000 or more by eliminating the need for major remodeling later to carve out elevator space.
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Liturgical Christian Churches have always placed a cross on their towers. These churches include Catholic, Anglican, Lutheran, and Orthodox Churches. Occasionally, we find even a Baptist Church with a cross instead of a weathervane. Inside the church we find differences according to the denomination. Catholic Churches always have a cross with Christ on it. This is to symbolize the suffering of Christ. However, in most Protestant Churches you will have an empty cross symbolizing the Risen Christ. In Quaker Meeting Houses there will not even be a cross. There are many kinds of crosses. For instance, the Greek cross has all arms of equal length as opposed to the Latin cross where the lower vertical bar is longer than the other arms. Consequently, the architecture style of Greek and Latin churches often imitates that distinction. The Tau Cross has no upper bar, it is shaped like the letter T. St. Francis of Assisi used this cross REV. EDWARD as his signature, ST-GODARD and it is popular in Franciscan Churches. The Egyptian Cross is similar. It adds a loop to the top of the Tau Cross and symbolizes life. The Coptic Church of Egypt uses this as its symbol. Another interesting cross is the Patriarchal Cross. It is very similar to the traditional Christian cross but also has a smaller bar above the main crossbar and is considered the symbol of Archbishops and Patriarchs. Similar to this cross is the Lorraine Cross, which is used by the French Sisters of St. Joan of Arc, who do domestic work in rectories. This cross was Saint Joan’s symbol because she was from the Lorraine area of Eastern France. The Papal Cross goes one step further than the Patriarchal Cross in that it features three crossbars and indicates that the Pope’s status
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Small variations on religious crosses have major meanings
is a step higher than the Patriarch’s. Another cross that has three crossbars is the Eastern Orthodox Cross. The top crossbar represents the headboard which in Latin Crosses has the letters I.N.R.I. (this does not symbolize in Rhode Island but rather the initials for the Latin words, Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews). The lowest bar on this cross symbolizes the footrest. It is raised on the left side to symbolize the righteous criminal who asked forgiveness. Unfortunately, another form of the cross is less inspiring. This is the Swastika Cross. It originally had a religious connotation, but unfortunately because of its use in Nazi Germany, its use has become shameful.
All of us have seen many churches. Some churches are very plain; for instance, a Quaker church would not have a cross and probably not a tower. But most Christian Churches have towers. Many of these churches have a tower surmounted by a cross, but not all. A good many churches, including the Congregational Churches, might have a tower surmounted by a weathervane. I suppose that is practical but not an indication of the Christian origins of the Church. Actually, the earliest sign or symbol of Christianity was the fish sign, not a cross. The word fish in Greek was “Ichthus.” Each letter stood for a word and the phrase indicated was “Jesus Christ, son of God, Saviour.
If you persevere, the ultimate victory will eventually be yours
into separate bowls. Inquisitively, the daughter asked, “Mom, what are you doing?” The mother declared, “These three items teach us something about facing challenging times.” Shrugging her shoulders, the daughter replied, “I don’t understand, Mom.” There was a short silence. So, the mother continued, “The apple went into the hot water hard but came out soft and spongy. The fragile egg came out firm. However, the tea transformed the water into something good, healing and beneficial.” “My darling daughter,” the mother comforted, “which will you be as you face the trials of life? Will you be similar to the apple; fall apart and give up? Or will you grow hard like the egg?” The daughter didn’t answer. Next, the mother said, smiling, “Yet, perhaps, you’ll be like the tea, and turn your trials to triumph, into something of value?” This simple analogy helped the young woman understand what her mother was trying to say. When your situation looks dark and you don’t understand what’s happening, that is not the time to recoil. That’s the time to persevere. Challenges can uncover great possibilities within you and can push you onward to attain goals you never thought were possible. So, “Put aside all anxious thoughts and be at peace.” (Francis De Sales). Smile, and realize that the possibilities for your future are plentiful. Many of the blessings you desire the most are within your grasp. Thus, don’t let circumstances beyond your control push you down. No matter what your situation looks like or what you have gone through, you’re strong and you have the ability to persevere through anything to achieve your goals. Some time ago, I took my daughters to a pottery-making class. While CATHERINE there, I observed the owner of the GALASSO-VIGORITO pottery shop putting exquisitely shaped clay vases into the hot furnace to fire them. Thereafter, she took them out and inspected the vases to see if there were any cracks in the pieces. The cracked vases were then sold on a table in the shop at a reduced price. But, the vases that went through the fire and didn’t crack were sold for full value. Maybe you have gone through the fiery trials of life. Yet, remember, the pottery owner didn’t put her work into the hot furnace to destroy it. On the contrary, she put it into the hot furnace to improve it. Likewise, the challenges that you have endured were never intended to crush you, but to make you more valuable, to build your faith, and strengthen your walk with God. “Count it all joy, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.” (James 1-4) God is shaping and fashioning you according to His omniscient purpose and design. Right now He is preparing you for the amazing experiences, new joys and opportunities yet to come. So decide to free yourself of everything that’s standing in the way of your future progress and move onward into the new blessings God has in store for you. • Maybe you think you’ve missed an opportunity. Your chance is not over. God can give you two new opportunities for the one missed. “Instead of your shame you will receive a double portion…” (Isaiah 61:7). • Perhaps you’ve had years of disappointments. But you have also gained priceless wisdom and knowledge. So continue onward, share your gifts with others and be the best that you can be each day. For one thing can lead to another, and soon, your heart’s aspirations can all came together perfectly. “God can give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed…” (Psalm 20:4). • Yet, possibly, you were misled and mistreated, and left with your confidence practically destroyed. Pick yourself up and begin anew. You are a child of God, beautiful, worthy and deserving of every good thing in life. “In all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.” (Romans 8:37). I heard someone once say, “Life has two rules. The first rule is to never give up. The second rule is to remember the first rule.” Just beyond these challenging times are victories waiting for you. A little further down the road is love, happiness and success. God sees your faithfulness, and He is going to help you, advance you, and bless you beyond all you ask or think. Therefore, believe again, be enthusiastic again, persist again, and… you’ll have the victory.
I like the lesson in the story I heard a while back about a college student who was home from school, and she was talking to her mother about how difficult life had become. At each turn, the young woman seemed to be confronted with a problem. “I just can’t catch a break,” she uttered, as they sat together on the sofa in the family room. “What’s the use of trying anymore,” she tearfully said to her mother. For everything that the young woman assumed would work out didn’t come to pass as she had thought it might. Now, her hopes and dreams for the future began to fade. The young woman was in a slump, discouraged and ready to quit. She seemed to have lost her zest for living. The wise mother listened patiently to her daughter’s situation, and then asked her to come with her into the kitchen. The mother did not say a word to her daughter. She placed three pans full of water on the stove and waited as the water in the pans began to boil. After that, the mother put an apple in the first pan of boiling water. She added an egg to the second pan of boiling water. And, lastly, she placed tea into the third pan. When all three ingredients had cooked for a few minutes; the mother put the apple, the egg and the tea, each,
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50 Park Place, Pawtucket, RI 02860 • (401) 728-4300 EPWORTH UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 915 NEWPORT AVENUE PAWTUCKET, RI 02861 (401) 722-0816 Pastor Jeffrey Thomas Sunday Worship: 9:30 AM Handicap accessible THRIFT SHOP Wednesday 10:00am-1:00pm
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337 Lonsdale Avenue - Pawtucket, RI 02860 phone: (401) 724-6390 fax: (401) 724-1925 Reverend Terrence J. Morgan Sunday Services 10:30 am morning worship 9:00-10:00 am Sunday School 6:00 pm evening worship Wednesday 7:00 pm prayer meeting 110 years of faithful gospel ministry
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference 685 Central Avenue - Pawtucket, RI 02861 Phone (401) 725-6324 Web site: Sunday Schedule: Sunday School 9:00AM (all ages) Morning Worship 10:30AM (child care provided) Please call or visit web site for information on: Youth Studies and Activities Bible Studies Spiritual Counselling Good News Bible Club Food Pantry Mission Trips Rev. Robert Burnock, Pastor
Park Place Congregational UCC
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Worship 10:00am Each Sunday Holy Communion 1st Sunday of Each Month Sunday School: 9:45-10:30am, children attend church service from 10:30-11am An Open & Affirming Church/ All Are Welcome!
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St. Matthew-Trinity Lutheran Church
690 Newport Avenue, Pawtucket, RI 02861
Smithfield Avenue Congregational Church
514 Smithfield Avenue • Pawtucket, RI 02860 web page: • Tel/fax: 401-725-5153 Pastor: Rev. David Goodfellow
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99 Oldsmobile Achieva SL. 4dr. Loaded, auto, 46, wheels, alarm, inspected, one owner, must see. $1150. 401-241-0354 SELL YOUR CAR, VAN OR TRUCK THE EASY WAY. Call the classified team at The Times today. Tell more than 40,000 adult readers in the are about your vehicle. It's easy to do, just dial 401-7224000. or visit us at TOYOTA Corolla, 2000, inspected, 32MPG, $1500.00. 401-769-1899
• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Local nights and weekends, regional & OTR. Flexible home time Competitive pay- Mileage contracts Health insurance plans available Loading and unloading pay Peak demand pay 100% of Fuel Surcharge paid to Owner-Operator 100% of Billable Pump or Compressor Charge paid to Owner-Operator Lease purchase programs Prepass and EZ Pass provided No Forced Dispatch Paid orientation and training Paid weekly Driver referral incentive pay Some restrictions apply And so much more!
126 Trucks
98 FORD Ranger, 4x4, extended cab, 6 cyl., runs great. $2,495. 401-7690095 or 401-447-4451
ESTATE OF STEPHEN T. NASON 112 Business 100 Legals MELISSA A. NASON, OF CONNECTICUT AND Notices DAWN M. MAGHFOUR OF CONNECTICUT, LEGAL NOTICE HAVE QUALIFIED AS CO ADMINISTRATORS; Rand St. Flea Market. INFORMATION Opening in May. First 35 CREDITORS MUST FILE THEIR CLAIMS IN THE vendors will receive rent OFFICE OF THE PROBATE CLERK WITHIN THE Legal Notices may be to space at $75/month for 1st month. For more TIME REQUIRED BY LAW BEGINNING MARCH mailed to: info contact Kenny HazThe Times, 8, 2014. ard Sr. at 401-651-3717 P.O. Box 307, or KK 401-305-8046 Pawtucket, RI 02860 ESTATE OF FRANK LUKASZEWSKI RAYMOND J. CLOUTIER, OF N. PROVIDENCE, Faxed to: Vehicles (401) 727-9250 RI, HAS QUALIFIED AS EXECUTOR; CREDITORS MUST FILE THEIR CLAIMS IN THE OF- or Emailed to: FICE OF THE PROBATE CLERK WITHIN THE TIME REQUIRED BY LAW BEGINNING MARCH Complete instructions 8, 2014. should include: Publication dates, ESTATE OF OLAVO GIBAU Billing information and PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATION; FOR HEAR- the Name and Phone 123 Autos For Sale ING 3-31-2014. number of individual to contact if necessary. 02 Dodge Neon SE, 4dr, loaded, auto, 4cyl., silver, ESTATE OF MICHAEL J. HUBBARD low mil, must see & drive LEGAL NOTICES PETITION FOR SALE OF REAL ESTATE; FOR $1450. 401-426-1054 MUST BE RECEIVED HEARING 3-31-2014. 02 Jeep Grand Cherokee 3 BUSINESS DAYS Ltd. 4dr., loaded, auto, 2 or 4 wheel, alloys, exPRIOR TO ESTATE OF FELIX E. SANDOVAL tra's, black, with saddle, PUBLICATION PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATION; FOR HEAR$2500 401-301-0056 For further information ING 3-31-201. 1999 VOLKWAGON PasCall 722-4000 Monday sat, 4 door, loaded, V6, blue, wheels, nice, must thru Friday; Sonia Grace $1,250. 401-3018:30 a.m. To 4:30 p.m. see. City Clerk 0056
129 Motorcycles Mopeds - ATVs
2004 HARLEY Davidson, Superglider, 1 owner, 13k miles, like new $6,500. 769-0095 or 401-4474451
Teams $10,000 Sign on bonus
(per team paid out over 1 year) We require Class A CDL with 2 years recent, verifiable tractor-trailer experience, Tank & Hazmat endorsements (or ability to obtain), and a safe driving record. As you make decisions about your driving career, consider professional driving that fits your like with Cryogenic Transportation. Kenan Advantage Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer
200 Employment Services
The Times does not knowingly accept advertisements in the Employment classifications that are not bonafide job offers. Classification 200 is provided for Employment Information, Services and Referrals. This newspaper does not knowingly accept Employment ads that indicate a preference bases on age from employees covered be Age Discrimination In Employment Act. Nor do we in any way condone employment based solely upon discrimination practices.
Professional Driving That
Fits Your Life
204 General Help Wanted
Operations Assistant Manager. Must have at least 2 yrs managerial experience. Full time with benefits. No phone calls, must apply in person. Advanced Auto Recycling, 290 Curran Road, Cumberland, RI. 02864
Mike T’s Hauling Services
If you have a small haul, make that call! 401-241-5950
Pick-up/delivery services • Construction Material • Mulch • Gravel • Firewood • Small Furniture • Home Appliances Construction debris removal Scrap Metal removal Basement clean outs Snow removal (insured)
FREE Services to Victims of Abuse
Affordable Rates! Mike T’s Hauling Services Call 401-241-5950
We accompany you to the police station and sit with you in court. Visit our website to see all of our FREE services
FREE Licensed & insured Estimates in RI and MA In Business Over 40 Years
100’ Crane • Bucket Truck • Back Hoe & Bobcat Work Storm Damage • Tree Climbing • Stump Grounding Tree Trimming/Pruning • Firewood/Log Loads
(401) 725-6854 (401) 434-0095 (401) 334-1357
Singing Phone-a-gram For All Occasions
Surprise Someone Special Anywhere in the United States $10.00
Part Time - Credit and Collection Specialist We are seeking a detailed, efficient team member to work in our accounting department. Must have High School diploma or equivalent and a minimum of one year related experience, including computerized accounting system. Computer experience in QuickBooks a plus. Email: pdreesen@ Fax: 401-729-6833 (no phone calls)
Noel (401) 309-6186
A+ Rating with Better Business Bureau Easy to read reports with digital pics R.I. General Contractor # 34474 Over 15,000 homes inspected
WAREHOUSE Specialist Plumbing/Heating & HVAC Distributor looking for warehouse specialist. Exp w/forklifts, RF Gun, & computer skills. Heavy lifting required 75lbs. Dependable, self-motivated & hard working. Pre-employment drug screen. Benefits & 401K. Apply in person at Supply New England 582 Quaker Hwy, Uxbridge
Protecting People, Property & Wildlife©
215 Human Services Help Wanted
New England PC Doctor
C O M P U T E R S E R V I C E S Desktop & Laptop Repair
(401) 400-0864 • FREE Pickup/Delivery (RI & MA)
HARDWARE • Screen Replacement • Memory Upgrade • Power Jack Replacement • And much more
Over 15 Years Experience 30 Day Warranty
SOFTWARE • Virus Removal • Password Reset • OS Upgrade • Wi-Fi Solutions • And much more
Plumbing & Heating
Martel (401)724-4129
Family Owned Since 1926
Oil to Gas Conversion Hot Water Tanks Replaced (same-day replacement) New Toilets, Sinks, Tubs Installed
Rock Walls Built/Repaired Fireplaces Built/Repaired Chimneys Built/Repaired Brick Work: Walls, Patios, Pool Walkways
(401) 808-2697
DIRECT SUPPORT WORKERS Full Time, Part Time and Fill In positions available in Lincoln, RI to service adults with developmental/behavioral disabilities within a group home setting. Some weekend shifts required. Prior experience within the Human Service Field preferred. MUST HAVE a valid drivers license and access to insured reliable vehicle. Candidates MUST submit to a background check, driving history and federal fingerprinting. Starting salary: $10.00 per hour. Send resume to spurwink|ri, One Spurwink Place, Cranston, RI 029102012, or fax to: 401-7814396, or email to: spurwink|ri Provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, ancestral origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, physical or mental disability or age.
330 Brokers - Agents 330 Brokers - Agents 330 Brokers - Agents 330 Brokers - Agents
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1936-PS, 1939-PS, 1940D silver dimes, all 5 about st uncirculated, $32.00. Cross country exercise BELLINGHAM 1 , 5 room, DOWNTOWN area 1 room Woonsocket 401-597- machine. $50. Call 725- 2 bed, 1 bath, coin ops, with kitchen & bath, all 2057 heat & hot water includ- utilities furnished, private 6426 ed, private driveway, de- entrance 401-524-1361 tached garage $1,050mo. Buying US coins dated be3RD, 4 room, 1 bed, 1 fore 1965: dimes $1.25, bath, heat, hot water, 272 Machinery & quarters $3.12, halves electric included, coin op 306 House/Duplexes $6.25. Woonsocket. 401Tools 241 Free Pets detached garage, private For Rent 597-6426 driveway $700mo. Call 765-2791 PRIVILEDGE St. 4 bed FREE Cats (2) to a good RETIRED carpenter Selling house, hook ups, new 265 Furniture home, neutered, update all his tools, $2,000 takes Central Falls 36 Hadwin St: hardwood, large yard, no 3 bed $650. Call 401with shots. 769-6211 Household all. 401-356-1305 pets. $1200mo.765-6065 640-0351
261 Coins & Stamps 267 Health/Exercise Equipment
304 Apartments Unfurnished
305 Apartments Furnished
GREAT Corian sink 31”x21” and two Delta faucets. $50. 766-2416. Leave message if no answer.
276 TV – Video – Stereo
OAK Grove 2nd , 2 bed, appliances, heat, $950 + security. Call after 12 Noon. 401-762-2949 UPPER Grove st. 2 bed, 2nd , no utilities, no smoking, no pets, garage, appliances, laundry, $750mo. $750 security 401766-4353
Real Estate-Sale
1136 Newport Ave Pawtucket, RI
725-1115 MLS
To Advertise in the next Realtors Directory contact Christina Pelland at 401-767-8502
PERFECT WW 22 medal SONY 50 inch flat screen, desk, seven drawers, two $75.00. 401-769-1899 sliding shelves, 5' by 2'. 766-2416 leave message if no answer.
257 Camping – Sports - Outdoors
PINE Dry Sink, 30 in length, 18 in wide, 31 in high, full door on bottom $50.00/best. 401-2585424
Real Estate-Rent
305 Apartments Furnished
1 BED All new, all utilities, ready to move in Woonsocket. 401-4474451 or 769-0095
330 Brokers - Agents
FIND A HOME. Sell a home. Find a tenant. Call the classified team at The Times to place your advertisement. Call 401722-4000
OVERSIZED golf clubs, TEA Wagon, has 2 drop steel, Max Fli, $65.00. leafs, pine, $70.00. 401401-765-2519 258-5424
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