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QUINCY, Mass. (AP) — A commuter heading into Boston had a real dummy along for the ride. State Trooper John Carnell was working a paid detail in Quincy on Thursday morning when he saw a vehicle enter the carpool lane on Interstate 93 north with a suspiciouslooking passenger. Carnell pulled over the vehicle and found that indeed, the driver had propped up a jacket with a mannequin head on top in the passenger seat. The fake head even had a little mustache drawn on. Vehicles using the lane must have at least two occupants. The driver, whose name was not made public, has been issued a citation for operating on an excluded way.
Unknown to most Rhode Islanders until he announced his first bid for elective office just a few months ago, Clay Pell says his aim is to change the culture and climate of Rhode Island politics and government. “I want to change politics in this state and I think we need a new generation of leaders,” Pell, one of four Democrats running for governor, told The Times and The Call in a nearly hour-long interview on Thursday. “I think that requires
new voices and that is what I hope to do.” The current culture of politics in the Ocean State, “I really believe is holding us back. People are hungry for something that is new,” the 32year-old Providence resident says. “People are hungry for a fresh perspective.” Pell made news recently when he loaned his campaign a little more than $1 million, the second million he has stuffed into his campaign’s coffers since he joined the race in January. Asked if he is trying to buy the governor’s office, Pell responded,
“I am committed to running a competitive campaign and bringing the resources to bear, but also a campaign that revolves around people. “Politics in this state are fundamentally broken,” Pell he said. “We have to break the conSEE related nection that exists story, Page A3 between state lobbyists, PACs (political action committees), special interests and poli-
tics. We see in this state a loss of faith and confidence in government and I want to make sure the governor’s office is open to all voices and one way I can do that is by taking a pledge not to accept contributions from PACs and state lobbyists, which have been very important to financing campaigns in this state. That is a pledge I have taken seriously.” Pell proudly asserts that “my background is not that of an elected official. I have led men and women in the military (as a judge advocate See PELL, Page A2
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CENTRAL FALLS – Fire investigators say the cause of a two-alarm fire that destroyed an eight-unit apartment building on Pine Street Wednesday afternoon has been officially listed as "undetermined” due to the extensive damage. A cause is classified "undetermined" when multiple causes can not be eliminated, or there is insufficient proof of a particular cause. “It’s being listed as undetermined because there are just too many loose ends
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and investigators with the State Fire Marshal’s Office can’t get in deep enough because of safety issues and the condition of the building,” said Central Falls Fire Chief Robert E. Bradley, Jr., adding it appears the twoalarm fire started in the porch area and spread to all three floors. Bradley said the city’s code enforcement office has ordered the 661 Pine St. building demolished pending discussions that were still being held Thursday between the city and insurCentral Falls Fire Chief Robert Bradley talks with State ance companies. Local fire companies were back at the Fire Marshals Kevin Murphy, left, and Mike Sweeney, See FIRE, Page A2 Pine Street Wednesday.
BOSTON — Massachusetts prison officials on Thursday made another push to overturn a court ruling that would force them to provide a taxpayer-funded sex-change operation to a murder convict with gender-identity disorder. The inmate has been given a substantial amount of care, including female hormones, laser hair removal and psychotherapy, and doesn't need the surgery, the Department of Corrections attorney Richard McFarland told the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston. "The clinician didn't say you must have this surgery, but that if you want it you can get it," McFarland said Thursday. Only 5 percent of people diagnosed with the disorder actually undergo sex-assignment surgery, he added. Michelle Kosilek, born Robert Kosilek, has been in a heated legal battle to get the surgery, which she says is required to relieve the emotional stress caused by the disorder. Kosilek is currently serving a life sentence for killing spouse Cheryl Kosilek in 1990 and leaving her body in a car at the Emerald Square Mall in North Attleboro. The Kosileks lived in Mansfield at the time of the murder. In 2012, a federal judge ruled that the department must give Kosilek the surSee INMATE Page A2
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BOSTON — Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev argue that statements he made to authorities after his arrest should be thrown out because he was questioned for 36 hours in a hospital room while suffering from gunshot wounds and without being told his rights. The lawyers said Wednesday in a flurry of pretrial court filings that federal agents began questioning Tsarnaev about 20 hours after he arrived at the hospital in critical condition and that his statements Tsarnaev can't be considered voluntary. Federal investigators questioned him days after the deadly bombing without formally telling him of his right to a lawyer under a public safety exception allowed when there's concern about an ongoing threat. But defense attorSee BOMBING, Page A2
PROVIDENCE — The cost to Rhode Island of not repaying the money owed after 38 Studios' bankruptcy would exceed the amount of the debt, the head of a business-backed public policy group told House lawmakers Thursday. John Simmons, executive director of the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council, testified before the Oversight Committee that the question isn't whether the state would be penalized, in reputation and borrowing costs, if it defaults on the bonds that financed the 38 Studios deal. He said the question is by how much. Simmons noted that rating agencies including Moody's have already said Rhode Island would face bond rating downgrades, probably by multiple notches. Rhode Island still owes some $87 million from the deal that gave 38 Studios a $75 million state-backed loan. The state's economic development agency is suing 38 Studios founder and ex-Red Sox pitcher Curt See COMMITTEE, Page A2
fighters working at the disaster scene. The Red Cross is working with the displaced families to help them find alternative living arrangements, Bradley said. Speaking with the help of neighbors translating for her, Sonia Gonzalez, 36, said the fire had left her and three boys ages 11, 8 and 6, without a place to live. “She had everything new in her house and she lost everything. Now she is in the street,” a friend said. Gonzalez said she was in her mother’s apartment across the intersection at Pine Street and Moore Street when she looked out and saw the flames coming from her apartment building and rushed over to make sure everyone was out. Carmen Malave, 25, was inside her own apartment in the building while her landlord was working on a window and looked out to see smoke coming out of a gutter along the roof of the porch. “They came and said everyone had to get out,” said Malave, who managed to escape along with her dog. Follow Joseph Fitzgerald on Twitter @jofitz7. years. That doesn't include what Simmons called additional costly effects, including on historic tax credit bonds and other future borrowing. "We're not going to punish anybody but ourselves if we don't pay," Simmons said, adding that lawmakers need to set aside the "emotional" issue of how the state got to this point — through a deal now widely disparaged as foolish. "Is this really what we want to be known for?" he said of a default on the moral obligation bonds, for which repayment is not a legal requirement. Gov. Lincoln Chafee's administration has said the state must honor the debt — no matter how distasteful it is to pay. He too has cited harm to the state's financial reputation and significantly higher borrowing costs. The General Assembly last year approved shelling out the first appropriated funds — $2.4 million — to the bondholders, but only after heated debate.
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Kosilek is notorious is because she was "consistently pursuing her rights through the U.S. Constitution." He also noted the department could someday be required to house an inmate who already had a sex change. At the close of the hearing, Sulman said, "After all the medical recommendations, if the court reverses their decision, there would never be a prisoner who has a need for this surgery." If it loses its appeals, Massachusetts would be the first state to fund sex-reassignment surgery for an inmate.
scene in the morning doing clean up. The 4 p.m. blaze left 21 people homeless, including a pregnant woman who lost all of her belongings. Everyone managed to escape unhurt, but the blaze left the three-and-a-halfstory dwelling heavilydamaged with a portion of its roof collapsed. Firefighters found heavy flames shooting up from the front second floor windows over the main entry porch when they arrived on scene. The intensity of the flames working upward into the roof area forced fire officials to pull the companies from inside the building and continue to fight the fire from aerial ladder trucks and lines on the street. No residents or firefighters were hurt, Bradley said. The intense fire in a densely developed multifamily neighborhood drew Central Falls assistance from nearby units in Pawtucket, Lincoln and Cumberland, as well as firefighters from the City of Providence and North Providence. The Providence Canteen unit also helped to provide support services to the victims and the fire-
gery. In January, that decision was reaffirmed by a threejudge panel of the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which said it is a constitutional right to receive medically necessary treatment "even if that treatment strikes some as odd or unorthodox." The prisons department appealed and won a rehearing before the full appeals court. Five appeals court judges heard arguments on the matter Thursday and could take months to issue a decision.
The department said in a statement Thursday that it "fully acknowledges the legitimacy of a gender identity disorder diagnosis" but was appealing because of "the court's significant expansion of the standard for what constitutes adequate care under the Eighth Amendment." Multiple doctors have testified that surgery is the only sufficient treatment for Kosilek, who has tried twice to commit suicide while incarcerated. There is no exact amount of how much the state-funded surgery will cost, but it could be up to $50,000. Kosilek's lawyer, Joseph ever, to give specifics about his plans for the state’s tax structure, blamed by many for holding the state back and putting Rhode Island at the bottom of numerous national rankings for business friendliness, saying he would lay out his own plans “in the weeks to come.” Fixing one component of Rhode Island’s tax scheme “isn’t going to solve all the problems,” he said. What is going to solve problems is by setting our priorities on education and our people. I believe we need to be competitive. I believe we need to be looking at the property tax, I believe we need to be looking at all different components of taxes, but I don’t think the way we are going to solve the economic problems is by adjusting one tax rate in particular. “The issue is how are we going to grow the economy and the way I believe we are going to do that is by focusing our priorities on education, infrastructure and what makes Rhode Island unique?” he said. “Taxes are a component, but I think the focus needs to be on these issues in state government. ished questioning him," his defense team's filing said. The defense in another motion asked a judge to dismiss evidence collected during searches of Tsarnaev's Cambridge home and his University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth dorm room. The defense also asked the judge to declare the federal death penalty unconstitutional, citing recent bungled executions and arguing there's mounting evidence innocent people have been executed. Tsarnaev's lawyers said the U.S. Constitution's protection against cruel and unusual punishment prohibits the application of the death penalty because it's not authorized under Massachusetts law. They cited "worldwide revulsion over the recurring spectacle of botched executions," including one that left an Ohio inmate snorting and gasping during the 26 minutes it took him to die in January and another that left an Oklahoma inmate straining to lift his head off a pillow after supposedly being rendered unconscious last month.
Sulman, said the present treatment regime has alleviated "some of her pain, but she still suffers from severe mental anguish that cannot be treated without the surgery." The department also argued that housing Kosilek at an all-male facility could raise serious security issues. McFarland said if Kosilek received the surgery, her notoriety could potentially create a dangerous climate for her among other prisoners. But Judge William Kayatta, Jr. noted the department already houses infamous prisoners, and he said the only reason
advocate in the U.S. Coast Guard), I was director for strategic planning on President Obama’s national security team (2011-13) and I was a leader in the U.S. Department of Education (deputy assistant secretary for international and foreign language education (2013) where I led our efforts to equip America’s businesses with the international language skills they need to compete in the global economy.” So far, Pell’s proposals have been heavy on education policy. Asked about economic development, he talks about internship opportunities and career and technical education, along with all-day kindergarten for all children in the state. Education, Pell said, “is a personal passion of mine, and I am committed and determined to making sure students in Rhode Island have the opportunities” students in other states have. Pell was reluctant, how-
“The issue is how are we going to grow the economy and the way I believe we are going to do that is by focusing our priorities on education, infrastructure and what makes Rhode Island unique?” — Clay Pell
Where we sometimes have gone wrong is by thinking that adjusting the tax rate a percentage in one direction or the other is going to, by itself, solve the economic challenges of this state.” Rhode Island has a growing agricultural sector, Pell noted, and we have a tradition of maritime industries that we are not properly exploiting nowadays. As The lawyers also asked the judge to bar federal prosecutors from arguing that targeting the crowded athletic event is a factor a jury should consider when weighing his possible punishment if he's convicted. The lawyers said the decision to bomb the marathon shouldn't be an "aggravating factor" in determining whether he should receive the death penalty because prosecutors also argue he committed the offense after substantial planning to cause death and commit an act of terrorism. "Stated differently, the allegation that Tsarnaev targeted the marathon is simply a more specific statement of the substantial planning allegation," Tsarnaev's lawyers wrote. Federal law requires the jury to reach its sentencing decision by weighing each aggravating factor cited by prosecutors against mitigating factors cited by the defense. Tsarnaev's lawyers said having duplicative aggravating factors "can have no other effect than to introduce arbitrariness and unfairness into the jury's sentencing deliberations."
Schilling and 13 others over the company's collapse, saying the agency's board was misled into approving the transaction. Simmons presented to the panel an analysis of default that projected increased borrowing costs of anywhere from $82 million — the best case scenario — to $167 million over 20
governor, he said, he would create a port authority to better use the resources of the Port of Providence and Quonset Point. Part of changing the culture of government, he said, is repositioning agencies of government such as the Department of Environmental Management, the Division of Motor Vehicles and Commerce RI (the economic development arm of state government) so their focus is on helping people solve their problems, rather than just setting mandates, requirements and barriers. “I am in this campaign because I am tough and because I think we have to stand up for people who are being left behind every single day. That’s why I am committed with all my time, energy and resources because I believe we have to stand up to make a difference. I look forward to the competition.” Follow Jim Baron on Twitter @Jim_Baron. SEE RELATED STORY PAGE A3. Federal prosecutors are expected to respond in their own filings. Last week, the defense asked a judge to eliminate another aggravating factor cited by prosecutors: Tsarnaev's alleged betrayal of the United States. Tsarnaev's lawyers said prosecutors, by citing his status as a newly naturalized U.S. citizen, are implying he's "more deserving of the death penalty" than a nativeborn person who commits the same crime. Tsarnaev, 20, has pleaded not guilty to several federal charges. Prosecutors allege he and his brother, 26, planted two pressure-cooker bombs near the marathon's finish line, killing three people and injuring more than 260. Tsarnaev's lawyers acknowledge that a federal appeals court rejected a challenge to the federal death penalty in another Massachusetts case in 2007. But they asked the judge to eliminate the death penalty as a possible punishment if they can show prosecutors gave erroneous instructions to the grand jury that indicted him.
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neys said the questioning continued "despite the fact that he quickly allayed concerns about any continuing threat to public safety, repeatedly asked for a lawyer, and begged to rest." They said his treatment included painkillers that impaired his judgment and increased his susceptibility to pressure. Tsarnaev was shot and his brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, was killed during a gunbattle with police on April 19, 2013, four days after the marathon bombing. His lawyers said he had gunshot wounds to his head, face, throat, jaw, left hand and legs. They said his rights also were violated when his court appearance was delayed to complete the interrogation, during which he told authorities about how the bombs were built and about the brothers' activities before and after the bombing. "Agents made clear by word and deed that they would not allow him to see a lawyer until they had fin-
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Second acrobat's condition improves as circus goes on
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus was set to open in Hartford on Thursday, four days after an acrobatic stunt went awry, injuring nine performers and abruptly halting the circus in Providence, Rhode Island. While seven of the acrobats injured while performing in a hair-hanging stunt remain in the hospital, including at least two in serious condition, the circus was scheduled to perform eight shows in Hartford through Sunday. "I'm pleased to report that our performers are continuing to improve," circus spokesman Stephen Payne said at a news conference Thursday. The condition of two of the acrobats has been upgraded to fair and two others remain in serious condition. Three others have asked that their medical conditions not be made public. Federal health and safety inspectors and circus officials have not identified a "definitive cause" for the aerial accident that sent eight acrobats plummeting to the ground, Payne said. A clip at the top of the apparatus snapped, dropping the acrobats about 20 feet to the ground. The "human chandelier" stunt, in which performers hang by their hair from a suspended apparatus, won't be performed in Hartford and will not be replaced "at this time," said Nicole Feld, executive vice president of Feld Entertainment. "We'll look and see how the recovery process goes," she said. As the circus officials spoke, lionesses, tigers and a leopard could be heard roaring and growling in an area behind a curtain. A rehearsal will "smooth the transitions" between acts to make sure the show runs smoothly without the hairhanging act, Feld said. The medical team treating the acrobats said Wednesday that two have spinal cord injuries and it's not known if they'll walk again. The performers are covered by Ringling Bros.' insurance and the circus and the Feld family are doing everything to make sure that performers are taken care of "and that their families are taken care of in this critical time for them," Payne said. Asked if a net might be used in the future, Payne said that because the act went up and down, "We're not entirely sure a net would have really added any safety feature," he said. Circus ringmaster Jonathan Lee Iverson said first responders in Providence "may have saved a life or two." Payne said the margin for safety for the performance was satisfactory. "We feel that our safety standards are impeccable," he said.
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is not “subtle” as some like to claim, he said. “Discrimination is seen in the paychecks of women who continue to suffer a wage gap compared to men,” Pell asserted. “It is the difference between paying your rent and falling behind. It is the challenge of womenowned and minority-owned businesses to get their fare share of the marketplace. It is the promotion gap, where women and minorities do not move up the ladder as quickly or as high as men. It is the limited opportunities available to those with disabilities, because too many think accommodation requires nothing more than a curb cut or a ramp. It is the challenges faced by some LGBT Rhode Islanders who continue to suffer bullying and prejudice, too often surrounded by people unable or unwilling to help because of ignorance and misunderstanding.” White women working full time in Rhode Island earn only 78 cents for every dollar paid to male workers, the candidate said. African-American women earn only 62 cents to the white male’s dollar and Latinas only 44 cents. “We all suffer when disparities like this are tolerated.” Pell said. Outlining what he called a “Rhode Island Women’s Equality Agenda,” Pell pledged to: • Stand up for women’s reproductive health care rights. • Ensure women in public service receive equal pay for equal work. And challenge the private sector to do the same • Increase the number of women-owned
Pell: RI discriminates against women, minorities
Says state needs new laws to help women, gays, illegal aliens
WOONSOCKET – Declaring that “discrimination is real in Rhode Island today,” Democratic candidate for governor Clay Pell laid out what he called an “Opportunity for All” policy that would benefit women, minorities, gays and even illegal immigrants. “I believe we need to make this a place where all people can succeed,” Pell told reporters at a press conference at the Museum of Work and Culture Thursday. “I believe we have to include people regardless of their immigration status in our economy. We have to make sure that people who are growing up here, to get a good education and live the American Dream. That’s what this state is about. That’s what this country is about and that is why I’m standing here today. “I want to make sure we include immigrants in what we do in state government and I want to make sure we close the achievement gap that too often is keeping children from immigrant families from achieving the same outcomes” as others. “This state is about including people,”
Democratic candidate for governor Clay Pell talks at the Museum of Work and Culture in Woonsocket on Thursday.
Pell said. While there are no more segregated lunch counters, and “Whites Only” signs are relegated to history museums, gays can marry and serve openly in the military and new buildings are constructed to accommodate those with disabilities, discrimination today
businesses awarded state contracts • Strengthen sexual harassment laws, and protections for women and families from domestic violence. To assist the state’s minority population, Pell promised to increase high school completion rates for minority students and encourage them to enroll in higher education programs. He also wants to increase the number of state contracts awarded to minority-owned businesses by five percent or more promote diversity, equal opportunity and minority business enterprises in the state and increase the number of minorities appointed to state boards and commissions. As governor, Pell said, he will lead by example in providing opportunities to the disabled. He would increase the number of people with disabilities working in state government, and make sure the Hope Internships he wants to make available to all high school student include young people with disabilities. Recalling his late aunt, Julia Pell, a longtime advocate for same-sex marriage, Pell suggested supporting and upholding laws to protect LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered) Rhode Islanders and fund programs to fight discrimination, enforce hate crime laws as well as anti-bullying and students rights statutes. Follow Jim Baron on Twitter @Jim_Baron
Local letter carriers hold annual food drive on May 10
Postal patrons asked to leave donations on non-perishable food by their mailbox
rently serves more than Letter Carriers’ Association, 68,000 people per month Valpak Direct Marketing through its statewide netSystems, Valissis work of food pantries. One Communications, United in three served is a child Way Worldwide, AFL-CIO, under the age of 18. The Uncle Bob’s Self-Storage food collected during the and the Publix grocery store drive will be hand-sorted by chain. letter carriers, from left, Don Gaulin (Woonsocket), Steve Lepre (Cranston) and Scott volunteers, who check for Cartoonist Jeff Keane has Veteran Desjarlais (Providence) are among those planning the National Association of Letter Carriers’ use-by dates and damage to continued his family’s confood drive, the largest single-day food drive in the nation. packaging. nection with the food drive “Too many people in this by drawing a special Family country are still going hunCircus cartoon for the poster. gry every day,” NALC “We need everyone’s help PROVIDENCE – On President Fredric Rolando this year in promoting the Saturday, May 10, letter carsaid. “As letter carriers, we drive so that we can increase riers across Rhode Island and see this first-hand in just our support to the Food the nation will be working about every community we Bank,” said Lepre. extra hard to make sure the serve. 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TV celeb Valerie Harper calls for more funding for cancer research
With a growing population of aging baby-boomers, the U.S. Special Committee on Aging held a hearing, “The Fight Against Cancer: Challenges, Progress, and Promise,” on Wednesday to put the spotlight on how decreased federal funding to support cancer research is derailing the nation’s successful efforts on its fight against cancer and to detail treatment advances. In Dirksen Building 562, Chairman Bill Nelson (D-Florida) addressed the packed room on how innovative cancer research has tripled the number of surHerb Weiss vivors during the last 40 years, but now continued federal cuts to balance the nation’s budget are having a severe impact on biomedical research. But, despite significant advances in medical treatments over the years, cancer still is a major medical condition for the national to confront. About 1.6 million Americans—the majority of them over age 55—will receive a cancer diagnosis this year, and more than 585,000 will die from the disease. Putting Cancer Research on the Public Agenda In his opening statement, Nelson made it clear that research funding cuts are putting the breaks to cutting edge research studies. “As a result of the sequestered cuts, Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), had to stop 700 research grants from going out the door.” Federal funding support has “accelerated the pace of new discoveries and the development of better ways to prevent, detect, diagnose, and treat cancer in all age groups,” he says. Nelson noted that cancer research has been put on the radar screen of the Senate Aging panel because “little is known about the impact of cancer treatments on the body as it ages.” Though many cancer survivors are in remission because of ground breaking advances in research, there still remains a large percentage of people with cancer across the nation who are still dependent on their next clinical trial, or even the next NIH research grant to keep them alive just a little bit longer, he quipped. This is why Congress must be committed in its war against cancer, he adds, noting that the best place to start is to renew the federal government’s role and commitment to innovative research that is taking place at universities, oncology centers and hospitals, where much of the federal funds are being directed by NIH. Dr. Harold Varmus, director of the National Cancer Institute, said more research is needed to fully understand how cancer is linked to aging. “Because most types of cancer-but not all-are commonly diagnosed in older age groups, the number of people with cancer is rising [with the world’s population rapidly aging], and continue to rise, here and globally.” "For people of any age, the first line of defense against cancers and their damaging consequences is prevention,” states Varmus. Dr. Thomas Sellers, director of the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, made his views quite clear about the federal government’s “irreplaceable role” in funding medical research. “No other public, corporate, or charitable entity is willing or able to provide the broad and sustained funding for the cutting edge research necessary to yield new innovations and technologies for cancer care of the future,” he says. Sellers warns, “Without increased funding now, the spectacular advancements we have witnessed in the past will not be there in the future.” Star Power to Make a Point One of the nation’s most prominent lung cancer survivors, Valerie Harper, who rose to fame on the “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and “Rhoda,” “Valerie,” and more recently on “Dancing with the Starts, advocated at the May 7 Senate panel for increased funding for cancer research. Harper, detailed her own battle with cancer, reminiscing about her initial diagnosed with lung cancer in 2009, later finding out last year that her cancer had spread to the lining of her brain. Through the eyes of an entertainer, Harper explained her fight with cancer. “Cancer reminds me of a very bad but tenacious performer, who although no one wants to see, insists on doing an encore, having a return engagement, making a comeback and worst of all, going on tour," she said. According to Harper, more than twothirds of all lung cancers occur among former smokers or those who never smoked, the majority being former smokers. Second hand smoke, air pollution and radon, a colorless, tasteless and odorless gas, can cause lung cancer. But, one’s genes can play a role in developing lung cancer, too, she says... Seventy-four year old, Harper, a cancer survivor of four years, admitted she never smoked, but was exposed to secondhand smoke for decades. As to family, her mother developed lung cancer and later died from it. The actress believes that her lung cancer might be traced to two risk factors, second hand smoke and genetics. In her opening testimony, Harper claimed that 75 percent of all lung cancers are often times discovered too late, in the later stages when the disease has already spread. The vocal advocate for the Chicago-based American Lung Association, called for Congress to put more funding into finding better ways for early detection of the disease. Harper notes that research can also identify new treatment options for lung cancer when it is detected in stages 3 and 4 and finding promising ways to personalize chemotherapy, by testing genetic markers, making the chemo treatments less toxic and more effective against specific tumors. Other Witnesses Tell Their Stories In 2012, Chip Kennett, 32, a former Senate staffer, remembers passing his annual physical “with flying colors.” Weeks later, a nagging, blurry spot in his right eye would lead to a PET scan that showed he had cancer “everywhere.” Looking back, he emotionally expressed to the Senate panel the shock of being diagnosed with having cancer. “There are really no words to describe what it feels like to be told you have an incurable disease that will kill you,” he said. Now 18 months post-diagnosis, Kenett, who is now living with an as-yet incurable form of State IV lung cancer, is now in his fourth targeted treatment, the clinical trials have allowed the young man to led a relatively normal and productive life. “Research saves lives and I am a living example of that. The drugs that have kept me alive for the past 18 months were not available just seven years ago,” he says. Other witnesses at the hearing included Mary Dempsey, Assistant Director and CoFounder of the Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope and Healing in Lewiston, Maine, who shared her experience of taking care of her mother, Amanda with her Brother, nationally renowned actor Patrick Dempsey seen on “Grey’s Anatomy.” Over 17 years since the mother’s initial diagnoses in 1997, she had a total of twelve recurrences and just recently died in March. "My mom lived this experience, and I shared it with her as her primary caregiver," notes Dempsey said. “In this role, I experienced first-hand the impact cancer had on every part of my life. For me, it really became a full time job, navigating resources, understanding the medical world, and coping with the profound changes in our lives." A Call for More Cancer Research Funding… Hopefully the Senate Aging Panel’s efforts to put medical research on the short list of the nation’s policy agenda will get the attention of GOP lawmakers who have over the years have attempted to balance the nation’s budget by slashing NIH funding. Cancer touches every family. Everyone knows of a family member, colleague or friend who has died from cancer or is now a cancer survivor. Americans must send a strong, clear message to their Congressional lawmakers, “no more cuts to medical research.” If the nation is truly at war with cancer, it is shameful to not give the nation’s medical researchers the adequate funding necessary to defeat it once and for all. Herb Weiss, LRI ’12, is a Pawtucket based writer who covers aging, health care and medical issues. He can be reached at
The Supreme Court fails the empathy test
To understand why religious freedom matters, put yourself in the position of someone who is part of a minority faith tradition in a town or nation that overwhelmingly adheres to a different creed. Then judge public practices by how they would affect the hypothetical you. This act of empathy helps explain why religious liberty in the United States is such a gift. It is based, as Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan wrote in her dissent to Monday’s decision on public E.J. Dionne prayer, on “the breathtakingly generous constitutional idea that our public institutions belong no less to the Buddhist or Hindu than to the Methodist or Episcopalian.” Religious liberty will not disappear because of the court’s 5-to-4 ruling that the government of Greece, N.Y., can begin its town board meetings with prayers — even though, as Kagan put it, “month in and month out for over a decade,” they were “steeped in only one faith,” Christianity. But the court majority not only failed the empathy test but also lost the opportunity Kagan offered to find a balance that would both honor religion’s role in American public life and safeguard the rights of those whose faith commitments diverge from the majority’s. The facts of the case are straightforward. As Justice Stephen Breyer noted in his own dissent, from 1999 to 2010, at more than 120 of Greece’s town board monthly meetings, only four opening prayers were delivered by non-Christians. The four exceptions, Breyer pointed out, all “occurred in 2008, shortly after the plaintiffs [in the case] began complaining about the town’s Christian prayer practice.” The court ruled that the government of Greece had not violated anyone’s rights. “Ceremonial prayer,” Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote for the majority, “is but a recognition that, since this nation was founded and until the present day, many Americans deem that their own existence must be understood by precepts far beyond the authority of government to alter or define and that willing participation in civic affairs can be consistent with a brief acknowledgment of their belief in a higher power, always with due respect for those who adhere to other beliefs.” The town was justified, Kennedy argued, in drawing on clergy from houses of worship within its boundaries, which happened to be Christian. Greece’s nonChristians worship at congregations outside its borders. For Kagan, this was an inadequate rationale, and she asked the essential questions: Would Christians living in a predominantly Jewish town feel their rights were protected if all public functions were presided over by a rabbi leading Jewish prayers? “Or assume officials in a mostly Muslim town,” she suggested, “requested a muezzin to commence such functions, over and over again, with a recitation” of a traditional Muslim blessing. Nonbelievers (and others uneasy with any link between religion and government) might fairly contend that putting an end to all such public religious invocations is the simplest solution to these difficulties. But Kagan was seeking a middle way. She thus rejected “a bright separationist line.” A town hall, she said, “need not become a religion-free zone.” Instead, “pluralism and inclusion .?.?. can satisfy the constitutional requirement of neutrality.” And in insisting on the importance of bringing in minority religious voices, you might say that Kagan took faith more seriously than did Kennedy. Religious expressions can never be merely ceremonial, she wrote, because they are “statements of profound belief and deep meaning.” Yes, they are. In the years since the court’s 1962 decision banning government-directed prayer in public schools, we have engaged in a fierce culture war over the role of religion in our public institutions. The school prayer decision has properly stood because it sought to protect against a form of government coercion. But friends of religion have charged that driving all vestiges of faith from every other corner of the public square was itself exclusionary behavior. Kagan’s pluralism principle would avoid this by allowing citizens of all faiths to be heard, and ways could be found to apply it to nonbelievers. It lays the groundwork for a compromise that will be imperative as immigration and declining affiliation render our country more religiously diverse. Religion would continue to have a place in our public institutions, but they would have the obligation to respect differences over “profound belief and deep meaning.” In contrast to a legal regime insufficiently alive to the rights of minorities and dissenters, Kagan’s approach would provide religion with a public role at once more stable and more sustainable. Its day will come. Read more from E.J. Dionne’s archive, follow him on Twitter or subscribe to his updates on Facebook.
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Almeida, Pichardo, Costa to take part in rally for rescue of kidnapped Nigerian girls
(facing the Providence Place mall) and is organized by the Nigerian Community of Rhode Island with the Rhode Island Young Professionals and Take 5 with Reza Rites. Also scheduled to attend are Providence Mayor Angel Taveras, Providence City Council President Michael A. Solomon and former treasurer Frank Caprio. The rally is meant to urge the rescue and release of the girls, who were kidnapped from their school in Chibok, a remote northeastern town in Nigeria, on April 15 by fighters from Boko Haram, a militant Islamist Nigerian group whose name means “Western education is sinful.” Some of the more than 300 kidnapped girls escaped, but the number still missing has varied in reports as being at least 223 and as many as 276. The leader of the group has referred to the teenage girls as “slaves” and has threatened to sell them into forced marriages or the sex trade.
STATE HOUSE – Rep. Joseph S. Almeida (D-Dist. 12, Providence), Sen. Juan M. Pichardo (D-Dist. 2, Providence) and Rep. Doreen Costa (R-Dist. 31, North Kingstown, Exeter) will take part in a State House rally planned to urge the rescue and return of the more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped and still being held by the terrorist group Boko Haram. The rally is scheduled to start Friday, May 9, at 5 p.m., outside on the southern side of the State House
• In other matters, police charged Pier Dominquez, 22, of Woonsocket, with simple assault and battery following an incident at Twin River at 9:37 p.m. on Monday. Lt. Kevin Marcoux reported being called to the rear of the KFC Restaurant at Twin River for a reported assault. The manager of the restaurant reported she had been assaulted by Dominquez, a former employee. The victim was alleged to have been struck twice in the face during the incident. Twin River surveillance confirmed the contact made between the two, Marcoux reported. Dominquez was processed on the charge and released pending an appearance in District Court, police said. • Brian M. Pytka, 44, of Cumberland was charged with driving after suspension of his license after he was stopped for driving on a flat tire and traveling at a high rate of speed on Lower River Road at 10:45 a.m. on Monday. Pytka was also found to be wanted on an outstanding warrant for a prior charge of operating on a suspended license. He was subsequently arraigned in District Court on the driving violation, police said. • Police processed Kevin B. Arnold, 36, of North Smithfield, on an outstanding local warrant for felony domestic simple assault and battery, domestic disorderly conduct, and felony violation of a no contact order after he was located by Woonsocket Police and turned over local officers on the warrant. The charges were brought following a May 3 domestic incident on Main Street in Manville, police said. • Diane B. Gabriele, 47, of Warren Avenue, Lincoln, was arrested on two outstanding warrants after she was located in a vehicle in front of a Warren Avenue residence. She was taken into custody without incident and transported to the ACI to await a hearing on the warrants, police said. at around 1:30 a.m., police said. • Juan F. Builes, of 11 Duncan St., Pawtucket, was arrested on charges of domestic—disorderly conduct following an incident at his apartment on Friday at around 2:51 a.m., police said. • Marlon K. Maroney, of 1497 Newport Ave., Pawtucket, was arrested on charges of willful trespassing and possession of marijuana, 1 oz. or less, stemming from an incident at 2 Roosevelt Ave., on Friday at around 10:23 a.m., police said. • Luis Narcisco, of 196 Harrison St., Pawtucket, was arrested on charages of driving under the influence, driving without a license, reckless driving, and two warrant charges following a traffic stop at 91 Capital Street on Saturday at around 1:15 a.m., police said, • Brian W. Bowser, of 9 PAWTUCKET – Octavio Littlefield St., Pawtucket, Alberto Lubo, of 86 Cross was arrested on charges of St., Central Falls, was domestic—vandalism and arrested on charges of driv- disorderly conduct following under the influence and ing an incident at 556 refusal to submit to a chemi- Armistice Blvd, 2nd, on cal test following a traffic Saturday at around 2:31 stop at 42 Park St. on Friday a.m., police said.
LINCOLN – Police charged a 71-year-old Pawtucket man with drunken driving after the car he was driving allegedly almost struck a Twin River security vehicle at the casino Tuesday night. Patrolman Joseph T. Ricci reported finding Bernard O’Reilly of Ballston Avenue, Pawtucket, speaking with Twin River security personnel outside of his vehicle. The security officer informed Ricci that O’Reilly allegedly had almost struck his vehicle while backing out from his parking space in the South Lot. O’Reilly appeared to have bloodshot, watery eyes, and spoke with a slurred voice, Ricci reported. The driver was reported to have failed field sobriety tests at the scene and subsequently refused to submit to a chemical test for alcohol. He was issued a Rhode Island Traffic Tribunal citation for the refusal and a summons to appear in Third District Court on the operating under the influence charge, police said.
MacLeod, Canadian writer, dies at 77
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Registration is now open for YWCA Summer Camp
are planning an event that will go to a great cause. The Grange will be going to the Bowling Academy at 354 Taunton Avenue in East Providence at 4 PM for two strings of bowling. Then will be going to Roger WilliamsRumford Grange Hall for pizza and refreshments. The profits and sponsorship money from the event will be going to support Leukemia/Lymphoma. They may have some certificates bases on bowling scores. There is a $15 registration fee which will cover shoes, two strings of bowling and pizza. This can either be paid by yourself or by having a minimum of $15 in sponsors to go towards registration. Please contact Jennifer Lawson by May 15th if you or group will be attending by calling 401-934-0296 or by email at to election of officers that night. If you are interested in being an officer you still have a chance to run. a cure for Scleroderma.
WOONSOCKET – Registration is now open for summer camp at YWCA Rhode Island. Licensed by the Rhode Island Department of Youth, Children, and Families and accredited by the American Camp Association, campers will enjoy a safe, joyful, and enriching environment at YWCA Rhode Island. A variety of options are available for campers from pre-K through age 12. Call 401769-7450 or visit YWCA Rhode Island at 514 Blackstone Street, Woonsocket to register or for more information on this year’s themes, rates, and additional details.
Yard sale announced
CUMBERLAND – Bear Hill Village, 156 Bear Hill Road, will hold a giant yard sale on May 17, indoors from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Large variety of items.
Goff Jr. High holds spring bazaar
PAWTUCKET – The Goff Junior High PTO will be holding a Spring Bazaar on Saturday, May 10, at Goff Junior High from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Come and shop for Mother’s Day. There will be plenty of crafters/vendors, food, raffles, and fun.
Alistair MacLeod, an acclaimed Canadian writer whose reputation was built on fewer than 20 short stories and a single novel published when he was 63, died April 20 at a hospital in Windsor, Ontario. He was 77. MacLeod (pronounced “McCloud”) published his first story in 1968. Two collections of short stories came out in the 1970s and 1980s, followed by his lone novel, “No Great Mischief,” in 1999. A compilation of his complete stories, “Island,” appeared in 2000. “There is something immensely reassuring about MacLeod’s late-career success,” British literary scholar John Sutherland wrote in The New York Times Book Review. “Rarely does a great writer offer himself to us with an oeuvre so complete yet so small.” MacLeod’s writing seemed to be shaped by hand, with a sense of the past as a constant, echoing presence. He had a way of building plain, unsentimental diction into a surging undercurrent of deep feeling. MacLeod was also renowned for his vivid descriptions of the landscape of Cape Breton Island, where he spent his summers writing. After years of cajoling by his publisher, MacLeod completed his sole novel in 1999. “No Great Mischief.” 16th ANNIVERSARY 16th ANNIVERSARY
Flower sale held at parishes
BLACKSTONE – St. Vincent De Paul of St. Paul’s Parish and St. Theresa’s Parish will hold a flower sale on Saturday, May 17, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, May 18, from 7:30 a.m. to noon.
Relay for Life team holds fundraiser
BELLINGHAM – Kim’s Angels Relay for Life team will have a multi-family yard sale at the VFW, 940 S Main St, Bellingham, Mass. on June 8 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Baked goods will also be available. Kim’s Angels team was formed by family and friends in memory of Kimberly Jacobsen of Bellingham, Ma. Kimberly was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in March, 2009 and she lost her battle in April 2010, at the age of 25. Since then the team has had several friends, family and team members battle cancer so it is even more important for us to continue to raise funds for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life.
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Card party planned at St. Theresa
BURRILLVILLE – On Sunday, May 18, the annual card party will be held at St. Theresa’s in Nasonville. 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Admission $2.50. Play card or board games. Raffles, door prizes, fudge, and free refreshments. Contact the church (5688280) or Jeanne Davis (5686725) for information.
Knights of Columbus to elect officers
WOONSOCKET – The monthly business meeting of the Knights of Columbus Woonsocket council will be held on Tuesday May 27, at 7 p.m. This is due to the holiday on the Monday. It will be in the All Saints Church hall on Rathbun street. This is a very important meeting due
Scleroderma Support Group to meet
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• 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 in Pawtucket.This class is designed to introduce seniors to gentle yoga postures and meditation techniques from their chairs, helping them reduce stress, improve focus, build strength, and increase flexibility. The fee for Leon Mathieu Senior Center members is $5 per person per month. Transportation is available from the Senior Center to the Studio for those who need it. For more information and/or to register for the class please contact the Senior Center at 728-7582.
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• 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 Goff Junior High PTO will be holding a Spring Bazaar at Goff Junior High from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Come and shop for Mother’s Day. There will be plenty of crafters/vendors, food, raffles, and fun.
•The P.E.A.L. Club will meet at noon at Morin’s Restaurant, 16 South Main St. Lunch will follow the meeting. For more information, call John at (508) 222-2541.
•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.
• YWCA Rhode Island's Preschool open house, 9:30 11 a.m. Call 401-769-7450 or visit YWCA Rhode Island at 514 Blackstone St., for more information. Parents and children are welcome to explore the classroom, meet teachers, and tour YWCA Rhode Island.
Central Falls
•Dedication of Coutu Memorial Park in Central Falls - International Firefighters Day Noon - 1 Intersection of Hunt and Lewis, just off Broad.
• Eco-Depot Event at 1117 River St., the highway department facility collection. For more information contact Woonsocket City Hall at 762-6400.
•Roger Williams Park Zoo is honoring moms. Moms will receive free admission to the zoo when accompanied by a paying child. For more information about this event and visiting the zoo, visit Roger Williams Park Zoo is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., April – September, and until 4 p.m. in the off season.
• The Museum of Work & Culture's signature event A Salute to Spring 1:30 - 5 p.m. Historic songs of American work and trade, spinning demos, talks and demos by beekeeper and master gardener. Display and talk on vintage Jello recipes. Annual raffle at 4:30 Opening of Smithsonian exhibit *The Way We Worked* Refreshments served Tickets $15.
• Widow support group meets every Sunday — the first two Sundays of the month are at the Community Chapel on Diamond Hill Rd. The second two are at Emerald Bay Manor, Diamond Hill Road. All meetings 2 p.m. Call 401-333-5815.
Central Falls
•Forand Manor holds Bingo every Monday and Wednesday, starting at 5:15 p.m.
• The Leon Mathieu Senior Center and Shri Studio have partnered to offer a “Yoga for Seniors” on Tuesday mornings from 9:30am-10:30am at Shri Studio, 21 Broad Street in Pawtucket.This class is designed to introduce seniors to gentle yoga postures and meditation techniques from their chairs, helping them reduce stress, improve focus, build strength, and increase flexibility. The fee for Leon Mathieu Senior Center members is $5 per person per month. Transportation is available from the Senior Center to the Studio for those who need it. For more information and/or to register for the class please contact the Senior Center at 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.
• St. John's Episcopal Church 49 Central St. Giant yard sale Rain or Shine 8am - 2pm
•The annual Cumberland Lincoln Community Chorus Concert "WAR & PEACE" at 7:30 p.m. at St. Ann Arts & Cultural Center 84 Cumberland St. Tickets $15.
•Roger Williams Park Zoo is honoring moms. Moms will receive free admission to the zoo when accompanied by a paying child. Kids can make mom’s day extra memorable at the Ice Cream Sundae Event in the Picnic Pavilion from 11a.m. to 4 p.m. (last admission at 3:45 p.m.). Children can make an eco-friendly craft for Mom, and everyone can enjoy an ice cream sundae. Then guests can take their own picture at an animal-themed photo-op. This event is $7 for each participant. For more information about this event and visiting the zoo, visit
Central Falls
•Forand Manor holds Bingo every Monday and Wednesday, starting at 5:15 p.m.
•The Pawtucket Jr. Tigers Comedy Night will take place at 6 p.m. at 12 Acres Banquet, 445 Douglas Pike, Smithfield. Buy tickets online at or call Scott at 401-439-7233.
• The Department of Public Works has scheduled a public meeting at 7 p.m. in Tolman High School auditorium, 150 Exchange St., to discuss the city’s proposal to convert a segment of Broadway from a oneway street to a two-way street.
• Vietnam Veterans of America – James Michael Ray MemorialChapter #818 will meet at 7 p.m. at theLincoln Senior Center, 150 Jenckes Hill Road in Lincoln. Come at 6 p.m. and have dinner with us. All Vietnam Veterans welcome. For more information call Joe Gamache at401-6516060.
• Plant sale, 9 a.m. to noon, at Harmony library, 195 Putnam Pike.
• The Housing Authority commissioners will hold their regular meeting in the BHA community room, Ashton Court, Harrisville, at 6:30 p.m.
• Bear Hill Village, 156 Bear Hill Road, will hold a giant yard sale on May 17, indoors from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Large variety of items.
• Widow support group meets every Sunday — the first two Sundays of the month are at the Community Chapel on Diamond Hill Rd. The second two are at Emerald Bay Manor, Diamond Hill Road. All meetings 2 p.m. Call 401-333-5815.
Central Falls
•Forand Manor holds Bingo every Monday and Wednesday, starting at 5:15 p.m.
• 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 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.
• J. F. Kennedy Manor Social Club, 547 Clinton St., dessertcard party, 1 to 3 p.m., $5 per person at a table of four. Split the pot, penny social, Door prizes, special raffle. For tickets call Denise at 401-225-9179 •The annual Cumberland Lincoln Community Chorus Concert "WAR & PEACE" at 3 p.m. at St. Ann Arts & Cultural Center 84 Cumberland St. Tickets $15.
• 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 in Pawtucket.This class is designed to introduce seniors to gentle yoga postures and meditation techniques from their chairs, helping them reduce stress, improve focus, build strength, and increase flexibility. The fee for Leon Mathieu Senior Center members is $5 per person per month. Transportation is available from the Senior Center to the Studio for those who need it. For more information and/or to register for the class please contact the Senior Center at 728-7582.
Central Falls
•Forand Manor holds Bingo every Monday and Wednesday, starting at 5:15 p.m.
• The annual card party will be held at St. Theresa’s in Nasonville. 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Admission $2.50. Play card or board games. Raffles, door prizes, fudge, and free refreshments. Contact the church (5688280).
• Widow support group meets every Sunday — the first two Sundays of the month are at the Community Chapel on Diamond Hill Rd. The second two are at Emerald Bay Manor, Diamond Hill Road. All meetings 2 p.m. Call 401-333-5815.
Central Falls
•Forand Manor holds Bingo every Monday and Wednesday, starting at 5:15 p.m.
• The monthly business meeting of the Knights of Columbus Woonsocket council will be held on at 7 p.m. This is due to the holiday on the Monday. It will be in the All Saints Church hall on Rathbun street. This is a very important meeting due to election of officers that night. If you are interested in being an officer you still have a chance to run.
• 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.
• J. F. Kennedy Manor Social Club, 547 Clinton Street hosts a Memorial Day Flag (Outdoor) Ceremony from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Breakfast to follow.
Central Falls
•Forand Manor holds Bingo every Monday and Wednesday, starting at 5:15 p.m.
•The Scleroderma Support Group will hold its regular monthly meeting at Roger Williams Medical Center, 825 Chalkstone Ave., in the first-floor treatment room.
• The Major Walter G. Gatchell VFW Post 306 will hold a spaghetti and meatball dinner on Thursday, May 29 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the post home, 171 Fountain St. Menu is spaghetti, meatballs, salad, dessert and coffee (all you can eat). The cost is $8 per person at the door.
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Friday, May 9, 2014
2014 Subaru BRZ Limited: An invitation to fun
Surprisingly sensible sports coupe is hard to stop driving
Special to The Washington Post.
It is unassuming in its sportiness — a simple, sleek little coupe more interested in motoring than in making a prestige statement. It shouts nothing. Instead, it invites. And if you are willing to accept its invitation, you are in for one of the most spirited drives available in a small, rear-wheel-drive fourcylinder automobile. It matters not your age, which is what I really love about the subject of this week’s column, the 2014 Subaru BRZ Limited. All you need is a love for driving, for getting behind the wheel and going nowhere in particular just because you want to go. I am 66, and I’ve never had so much fun in my life driving a little car. The BRZ is a collaborative effort between two of Japan’s leading car companies, Subaru and Toyota. Subaru is evident in the car’s super-responsive 2-liter gasoline engine (200 horsepower, 151 pound-feet of torque). Toyota is there in impeccable fit and finish and the simple, comfortable, ergonomically sensible layout of the BRZ’s interior. I was surprised, pleasantly so. Frequent visitors to this space know I am a lover of most things Subaru, but for reasons having little to do with sporty motoring. Subaru makes some of the best all-wheeldrive vehicles available anywhere at any price. They are durable, reliable and affordable, safely built, gutsy vehicles that have gotten me and mine through some of the worst weather in the Northeast. Our family’s blue-and-gray 2002 Outback Limited bears the silhouette of a Labrador dog — standing proudly, head up, tail pointing to the sky. It is a sticker placed there in honor of Rosa Parks Brown, our chocolate Lab, one of the Outback’s happiest, most passionate passengers. In the BRZ, however, it was immediately obvious there was little or no comfortable space for a dog as big as Miss Parks. Heck, it was clear there was not much good space for anything or anyone other than the driver and front-seat passenger. Add to those space deficits the lack of one of Subaru’s legendary all-wheel-drive systems and the “recommendation” for premium gasoline for “best performance” in this one and I was primed to dislike the BRZ, to dismiss it as an ill-conceived Subaru gambit to suck in younger drivers. I was angry — until I actually sat in the thing and drove it and drove it . . . and continued driving it for several hundred miles more because I did not want to stop. The BRZ has a wonderful lightness of being, a weight minus passengers and cargo of 2,762 pounds. That weight is almost evenly balanced front and rear. The flat-four engine sits low in the engine bay, enhancing the car’s balance. Construction is tight. The car moves easily and responds quickly to acceleration and steering inputs, and it does it all without drama. The latter point is very important to me. There is nothing more embarrassing, at the ripe age of 66, than being in a sports car that wants to put on a show wherever it goes — super-loud exhaust note, thrum-thrumming engine, squealing tires and all of that. I did not much like that behavior when I was a younger man. I find it utterly embarrassing
Nuts and Bolts: 2014 Suburu BRZ Limited
By Warren Brown
Special To The Washington Post. Bottom line: The Subaru BRZ, pretty much the same in 2014 as it was when introduced in 2013, is a sports car in the truest sense of the term. It just wants to put a smiley face on the rudiments of driving. It is nobody's racer, nor does it pretend to be. What you see is what you get, and what you get is a subcompact sports car that will take you where you want to go and have fun doing it. If you are looking for something practical, something all-wheel-drive, kindly shop elsewhere. Ride, acceleration and handling: Good marks in all three. It's one of the best-handling small cars available. Head-turning quotient: It is attractive without being stunning. It has a simplicity that says: "Hey, I'm a car. Want to drive?" It does not flex muscles, do a "Real Housewives of Who Cares" pout or any of that stuff. Body style/layout: The Subaru BRZ is a front-engine, rearwheel-drive subcompact sports coupe from Subaru and Toyota. It has two side doors and a rear hatch. The trim levels Premium and Limited. Word is, a convertible is on the way. That ought to be a winner. Engine/transmissions: The BRZ comes standard with a 2liter, 16-valve flat four-cylinder gasoline engine with variable valve timing, linked to a six-speed manual transmission. A six-speed automatic that also can be operated manually via paddle shifters is optional. Capacities: There are comfortable seats for the driver and passenger. Two small people can fit in the rear two seats. Cargo capacity is 6.9 cubic feet. Estimated fuel capacity is 10.5 gallons (premium is recommended). Mileage: I averaged 30 miles per gallon in highway driving. Safety: Standard equipment includes front and rear ventilated disc brakes, four-wheel anti-lock brake protection, emergency braking assistance, electronic brake-force distribution, traction and stability control, tire-pressure monitoring, and side and head air bags. Pricing: The 2014 Subaru BRZ starts at $25,595. The BRZ Limited starts at $27,595, with a dealer's invoice price of $26,205. Add $706 in options to fill out the Limited package, which includes onboard navigation and heated seats. Add a $795 factory-to-dealer transportation charge. Price as tested is $29,139. Dealer's price as tested is $27,484.
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The 2014 Suburu BRZ coupe is powered by a 2liter gasoline engine with 200 horsepower and 151 pound-feet of torque.
now. I just want to drive — to feel a car move when I tell it to move. I want it to play nicely with curves and act as if it really likes being with me on the road. The Subaru BRZ does all of that. It makes me happy. For that reason alone, it is worth the price, starting at less than $26,000.
Nokia joins Google in betting on intelligent vehicles
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against rivals including Google. “We’re seeing innovation STOCKHOLM — Nokia that’s happening across the plans to spend $100 million auto ecosystem through the backing companies that combination of mobility and develop intelligent-car techthe Internet,” Paul Asel, a nologies, joining the likes of partner at the Nokia venturebillionaire Elon Musk and capital arm, said in an interGoogle Inc. in betting that view. “The car is really future vehicles will be smarter becoming a platform like and more connected. when the mobile handset The investments, which became a smartphone and all will be made by a new fund the apps and services develNokia is set to announce on oped around that.” Monday at the Global Mobile Nokia built its locationInternet Conference in technologies business by buyBeijing, are meant to support ing Chicago-based map the mobile-technology comprovider Navteq for $8.1 bilpany’s digital-maps business. lion in 2008 and 3-D mapIt’ll be run by Nokia’s ventechnology maker Earthmine ture-capital arm, Nokia in 2012. Nokia provides map Growth Partners, which man- data to, ages about $700 million. Microsoft, Yahoo and four out Nokia is rebuilding itself of five car-navigation sysand expanding to new fields tems, a crucial segment as after selling its mobile-phone future connected-device sysunit to Microsoft for about tems use more location data. $7.5 billion last month. While Carmakers are introducing Nokia now gets most of its smarter dashboard navigation revenue from wireless-netsystems, adding features such work equipment, the Espoo, as real-time traffic informaFinland- based company is tion and automated calls to also seeking to make its maps emergency services in case of business a stronger competitor accident.
Manufacturers are also gradually adding automateddriving systems that may ultimately lead to self-driving vehicles. Mountain View, Calif.-based Google, operator of the largest Web-search engine, has been testing driverless cars in the U.S. Toyota said in October it will introduce systems in about two years that will enable cars to communicate with each other to avoid collisions. Detroit-based General Motors is planning vehicles by 2020 that will be able to drive themselves on controlled-access highways. Musk, who leads Palo Alto, Calif.-based Tesla Motors, said a year ago the electric-car maker is considering adding driverless technology to its vehicles, calling it a logical step in the evolution of cars. Tesla vehicles already include Internet access and connections for services such as roadside assistance and stolen-vehicle location. “People tend to look at BMW, Tesla and Google, but we think of this as a global play,” Asel said.
Today’s Forecast
Narragansett Bay Weather Wind (knots) Seas (feet) Visibility (miles) 2 1-3 S-SE 5-15 Buzzards Bay S-SE 5-15 1 1-3 Chatham S 8-18 3-4 1-3
Friday, May 9, 2014
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Chatham to Watch Hill S-SE 5-15 4-6 1-3
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Mark Searles’s Southern New England Area Forecast
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High pressure east of Portland, Maine will keep a cool southeast wind across the area today. Scattered showers will roll down from our northwest at times otherwise the sky will be mostly cloudy. A warm front will pass through early tomorrow morning with areas of dense fog followed by a mostly cloudy sky along with a few showers. It will be warmer and more humid with a chance of an afternoon thunderstorm.
Five Day Forecast data supplied by Storm Team 10
Central Falls High School names honor roll
Yesica N. Monge Carbajal, Yesenia Morales, Mario A. Oferman, Austin Paulhus, Monica Perez, Dwayne Person, Arneze D. Peters, Kendra K. Rodrigues, Jolon Rubio, Diana Soto, Vanessa Veliz, Mercedes Villaneuva Rodriguez. Third Honors: Marisol Agosto, Jezabel Burt, Graciela E. Canel, Marcelino DaVeiga, Rafael Davila, Hederelder Duarte, Yoheide Encarnacion, Katherine Franco, Ludin Garcia, Maria D. Gomes, Telmo Lopes de Graca, Carlos A. Munoz Escobar, Walter Munoz Esquite, Denys O. Pena Mencia, Sonia C. Pires, Korge L. Rodriguez Machaca, Sandra G. Ruiz, Deven Sequen, Scott M. Valencia.
CENTRAL FALLS — The following students at Central Falls High School earned Honor Roll status in the third quarter:
Elis D. Amaya Flores, Jacqueline Benitez, Rolando R. Bolanoz, Keishia M. deJesus Velez, Sharil N. DeLeon, Jocelyn L. DePina, Nyel B. Duarte, Mariajose Escobar, Karina German Hiraldo, Aura G. Hernandez, Isabel Grade 12 Hernandez, Christian Larios, Jonathan First Honors: Lenira DeSousa Loaiza, Maria D. Mendez, Yarelis Oliveira Bor, Karla J. Garcia, Jose A. Morales Cruz, Nicaury Nunez, Giron Morataya, Jessica L. Lafreniere, Karomlay E. Osorio, Ivandro R. Selena Martinez, Eline S. Moreira, Flor Pedrosa, Passion L. Pereira, Angelly E. Santos Martinez, Augustina V. Pertuz, Daniela Restrepo, Geishaliz Schubert, America M. Uran Araujo, Rosario Ortiz, Tania E. Rodriguez, Jean Paul Valencia. Angelica L. Schubert, Daniel Teixeira, Second Honors: Jennifer Alvarez, Sebastian Zuleta. Samatha R. Assad, Nelson P. Baptista, Third Honors: Robin Adams, Jessie Barrios, Keven D. Brito, Nicole Davecilla Artey, Ruben Ayala, Erika Cepeda, Milucy F. Fernandes, Julissa Botelho, Wilson H. Castro, Yefri C. Flores, Helaryn T. Hernandez, Cepeda, Juan J. Ceron, Claudia A. Nancy Hernandez, Jossellin A. Lopez DeCarvalho, Alexis Dominguez, Adin Barrios, Edna C. Maniche, Jailyn Ortiz, Garcia Jr., Deymi G. Hernandez, Carlos Carlos A. Rivera, Ricardo A. R. Isaula, Lillian Marroquin, Nicole Rodriguez, Imari S. Romero, Regina E. Medina, Kayla R. Osorio, Eleny D. Ruano, Izaquiel L. Tavares, Steven M. Reinolds, Amanda Souza, Jalexis Vazquez. Susana, Jean L. Urquiza. Third Honors: Rosario Almeida, Emmanuel E. Antigua Figueroa, Jacon Grade 10 Coyle, Joel D. Flores, Nathalia A. Gomes, Catherine E. Gonzalez, Israel First Honors: Samuel Adofo, Hernandez, Luis A. Maldonado. Kellie Gregorio Benitez. Christopher Fontes, E. McMaugh, Jose C. Medina, Leslie Yeury Galva, Elsie Heenandez, Helen M. Ramirez, Iven Y. Rodriguez, Magana, Gina P. Mendoza, Ousseynou Heriberto Rodriguez Calderon, Jesica Seck. S. Salas, Maria A. Tabares, Khawwah Second Honors: Johanna Alvizures, S. Thomas, Diana N. Valentin, Sean Karla Arevalo, Olinda Ann Azevedo. Venditelli. Syhanna Barrios, Natalie Bautista Rodriguez, Alexandra N. Benitez Garcia, Stive Burgo, Guadalupe Grade 11 Carrillo Mendez, Katherine Carrillo, First Honors: Maria Benitez, Abigail Jessica Echevarria, Juliana Gonzalez, Chacon Sosa, Carlos Chavez, Laura Carlos Lazcano Guzman, Nolfer O. Cuevas, Veronica Duarte, Lesley Lima Fuentes, Adiana Lomba McBurney, Karla L. Monterroza Goncalves, Felix Machuca Calderon, Osorio, Silvia Santos Martinez, Andrea Marquez, Madelin, Martinez de Adamaris Villar, la Cruz, Jessica McMaugh, Stive Y. Second Honors: Ronald A. Africano, Mendes, Edniaris M. Miranda Ayala,
Grade 9
First Honors: Lynese Fahey, Javier Garcia, Jessica P. Olguin, Diana F. Ramirez. Second Honors: Jonathan Avalos, Herminio Calderon Morales, Bianca Cano. Sergio Cardona Morales, Neliza Centeio, Yenifi Cepeda, Stelly DaMoura, Hecmarilee Diaz, Maria Escobar, David Figueroa, Heydi Flores Franco, Edith Garcia, Yessika GarciaRosario, Maria Gaskell, Fernando Meda, Angel Mendez Rivera, Daira Morales, Patricia A. Noble, Adrian Peraza, Diana A. Ramirez, Cindy Rodrigues, Yan Carlos Velasquez, Arlyn Zaldana Torres. Third Honors: Eduardo Berdugo, Linmary DaRosa, Cruz R. Flores Perez, Johanna Franco Avalos, Anderson Gomes, Genuainni Gomes, Michel Goncalves, Lagares Jhoseth, Ivelisse Lugo, Daniel O. Ochoa Ardon, Celia G. Perez, Cameron Pita, Antonia Rivers, Jesufina Santos Fernandes, Ana Santos Toribio, Awilda Toledo.
Firefighters battle blaze in two-family home
CENTRAL FALLS – Firefighters battled a small fire that caused moderate damage to a two-family home at 425 Central St. Thursday morning. The call for the fire came in at 8:45 a.m. and by the time firefighters arrived the occupants on the second floor had already evacuated the building. The first floor tenants
The Rhode Island Department of Health Celebrates National Nurses Week
"Nurses perform important work every day in every city and town in Rhode Island," said Director of HEALTH Michael Fine, M.D. "Nurses are in our hospitals, in our nursing homes, in our schools, and in our communities, and at your Department of Health. Their dedicated efforts promote public health every week of the year, and I thank all of Rhode Island's nurses for doing what they do." Nurses at HEALTH serve in a variety of capacities - as facility inspectors, as managers of professional licensing and education, as investigators of disease outbreaks, as patient educators to promote management of complex and chronic health conditions, and as promoters of preventive care and overall wellness. Earlier today, HEALTH also recognized two individuals who have served on the State’s Board of Nursing. Peggy Matteson, RN, MS, PhD, has served on the Board for seven years, the last three as president of the Board. Linda Damon, RN, MA, MS, has served on the Board for five years, the last three as vice president. Both women were presented with a citation from Governor Lincoln Chafee. “Both Peggy and Linda have given countless hours of volunteer service to the Board of Nursing and to the nurses of the State,” said Dr. Fine. “The State Board of Nursing works tirelessly to assure that more than 21,000 licensees can provide high-quality and compassionate care for patients of all ages. I extend a hearty thanks for all the good work they, and the Board, have done and will continue to do.” National Nurses Week is celebrated annually during the first week in May to honor the birthday of modern nursing founder Florence Nightingale.
were not home at the time. The fire was under control in less than a half-hour. Fire Chief Robert E. Bradley, Jr. said the initial investigation is leaning to accidental disposal of smoking materials as the likely cause of the blaze. There were no injuries reported – Times Staff
PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) celebrates National Nurses Week (May 4-10) by recognizing the important role of all nurses, including public health nurses, in delivering quality healthcare to Rhode Islanders and for advocating for each and every patient’s comfort and care.
Planet Fitness to waive fee in exchange for donation to Breast Cancer Research Foundation
NEWINGTON, NH – In honor of Mother’s Day, Planet Fitness, the innovative health club franchise known for its Judgement Free Zone and affordable prices, today announced that the company and participating franchisees nationwide are supporting The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF), an independent not-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing the world’s most promising research to eradicate breast cancer in our lifetime, for the fifth year in a row. To date, Planet Fitness and its members have raised more than $1.6 million for the organization. From May 7-14, participating locations will waive the sign-up fee if new members make a donation of $5 or more to BCRF when they join. Planet Fitness memberships are always $10 a month, or $19.99 a month for the PF Black Card. Planet Fitness is encouraging all members new and old to help raise more money for BCRF by joining “The Planet Goes Pink for The Breast Cancer Research Foundation” campaign. Participating Planet Fitness locations nationwide will also have a special “pink treadmill,” and for every mile logged on the dedicated treadmill, Planet Fitness will donate an additional $1 to BCRF (up to $25,000 collectively from all locations). The “pink treadmill” will be clearly marked with a poster and floor decal. “The Breast Cancer Research Foundation is thrilled to have the continued support of Planet Fitness. Their generous donations for the past five years have helped BCRF raise both money and awareness for lifesaving research efforts that are aimed at prevention and a cure for breast cancer,” said Myra J. Biblowit, BCRF President. “At Planet Fitness, we’re always looking to make a difference in people’s lives, whether it’s through providing a top notch fitness experience at an unbeatable value, or by supporting worthy causes that affect our local communities,” said Chris Rondeau, chief executive officer of Planet Fitness. “We are proud to partner with The Breast Cancer Research Foundation for another year around Mother’s Day and look forward to raising even more money for such a great cause.” All memberships include access to state of the art cardio and strength equipment, full size locker rooms, unlimited small group fitness instruction by a certified trainer, and much more. For more information or to join online, please visit or on Facebook (
For Mother’s Day, actress Christina Applegate and her mom, both survivors of breast cancer, celebrate their bond and the joy of Christina’s buoyant 3-year old daughter.
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THE TIMES, Friday, May 9, 2014 — B1
High school baseball
Eight errors doom N.S. in 9-2 defeat to Mount
Mounties move into tie for first with Northmen
Submitted photo by LOURIANN MARDO-ZAYAT
Pawtucket Red Sox starting pitcher Rubby De La Rosa had season-highs in innings pitched (6 2/3) and pitches thrown (102) on Thursday afternoon in the PawSox’s series finale with the Toledo Mud Hens at McCoy Stadium. De La Rosa struck out six batters and allowed four hits and one earned run to help the PawSox post a come-from-behind 5-3 victory.
International League
De La Rosa spins gem for PawSox
Pawtucket’s fifth-inning rally keys 5-3 victory over Toledo
PAWTUCKET — There was a time Thursday afternoon when Rubby De La Rosa didn’t appear as if he would make it out of the second inning. Toledo’s three runs in the frame came as a result of five consecutive batters reaching with two outs. De La Rosa allowed RBI singles to Ben Guez and Daniel Fields, while the pitcher’s own throwing error enabled the Mud Hens to plate another run. Perhaps the most concerning development in the second inning wasn’t De La Rosa’s velocity – his fastball ranged mostly between 91-92 miles per hour after topping out at 94 mph in the first. With the right-hander nearing 40 pitches and still in need of outs to get, PawSox manager Kevin Boles elected to have Rich Hill get ready just in case. “You have to watch inning to inning. There comes a point when you burn through a bunch of pitches that you need to make a decision,” Boles pointed out. “We were prepared in that regard.” Fortunately for De La Rosa, he was able to navigate the rocky waters and turn in perhaps his best outing of the young season in Pawtucket’s come-from-behind 5-3 victory before a McCoy Stadium Submitted photo by LOURIANN MARDO-ZAYAT matinee crowd of 5,242. De La Rosa went on to log season highs in both Pawtucket Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez (left) can’t glove the wide throw to the plate as innings (6.2) and pitches (102, 59 for Toledo Mud Hens runner James McCann slides across the plate with the first run of the game in the top of the second inning of Thursday afternoon’s contest at McCoy Stadium. See PAWSOX, page B3
NORTH SMITHFIELD – This is more than a fair assessment: Barring a cataclysmic demise, Mount St. Charles will be a team to be reckoned with not only in Division II-North action but also the state tournament in about two weeks. Just 24 hours after it handed North Smithfield High its first defeat of the season, the Mounties rode an outstanding mound performance by junior righty Kevin Valentine and 10 hits to derail the Northmen once again, this time 9-2, on Thursday afternoon. On Wednesday, skipper Tom Seaver’s bunch hosted North Smithfield, and – courtesy of sophomore lefty Alex Lataille’s smooth four-hit, five-strikeout outing – cruised to a 4-0 shutout. Valentine didn’t quite equal his teammate’s numbers on Thursday, but was solid nonetheless. He scattered eight hits (without a walk) and surrendered just one earned run while fanning a trio as the Mounties moved to 10-2 in II-North. MSC also took advantage of several superb offensive displays, those coming from sophomore leadoff batter Erik Abruzzi (3-for-5, RBI, two runs); junior Mike Dixon (1-for-4, two RBI); classmate Tate Laquerre (0-for-2, two RBI); fellow junior Justin D’Abrosca (2-for-3, run); and senior Jimmy Perro (1for-4, RBI, run). Even Valentine himself produced at the plate, going 2-for-4 with two runs. On the other side, the Northmen committed eight errors, including four in the Mount’s seven-run fourth frame, and fell to 8-2. The lone bright spot: Junior second baseman Nick Cicerone, who went 4-for-4 with a run. The Mounties now trail league-leading Ponaganset (9-1) by only a game in the standings, but will host the Chieftains at 3:45 p.m., Tuesday in a battle for the top spot. “This feels good; we’ve got outstanding back-toback pitching performances from our lefty Alex (Wednesday), and from our righty Kevin (Thursday),” Seaver noted afterward. “Now I believe we have sole possession of second place, though the season’s still young, and we’re going to have to keep plugging,” he added. “I thought Nick Ciccerone had a great day at the plate for North Smithfield with four very big hits,
See MSC, page B2
Girls’ lacrosse
McComb, MSC turn away N.P.
WOONSOCKET — Jordan McComb scored five goals (increasing her season goal total to 34) and had as many assists on Thursday afternoon to help Mount St. Charles roll to a 17-11 victory over North Providence on the Mounties’ campus. The Mounties are now 6-1 and sit alone for first place in the Division III-North standings. While they were taking care of business in their game, the Burrillville/North Providence co-op squad fell to 5-2 in Warwick by dropping a 16-2 verdict to Pilgrim. MSC and its co-op rival were scheduled to play each other this afternoon, but the game has been moved to a date to be determined later this month. Jane Moniz also netted four goals for the Mounties, who held an 8-3 lead at halftime, and Elizabeth Caruso, Caitlin Barnabe, and Carly Bauersachs each had a pair. Shaina Bauersachs and Caila McNeil added Mount’s other goals, and Carly Bauersachs and McNeil each contributed a pair of assists.
Wright continues long road back from sports hernia surgery
PAWTUCKET — As a knuckleball pitcher, Steven Wright can get loose in a hurry. As a 29-year-old man who is three months removed from undergoing surgery to repair a sports hernia, the importance of taking things slow and steady cannot be understated. From his vantage point, Wright earnestly believes that he’s thriving on this unconventional and demand-
ing comeback trail. The Red Sox right-hander is not rehabbing a bum shoulder or a tender elbow. In effect, he had to re-train the muscles in the lower half of his body following a lengthy stretch of inactivity. “It’s not the throwing. It’s about getting the body ready so I can compete and throw 100 pitches a game,” said Wright from Fort Myers, Fla. earlier this week. “I had to train my muscles how to work again. That’s something I’m still working on as far as strengthening the lower abs. I went
so long without using them that now that they’re healed, it’s about getting them strong again so when I do eventually start getting in games, I don’t to worry about it tearing it again.” An important step forward in Wright’s quest to resume his butterfly-specialist duties in a competitive environment came this past Tuesday. Facing a collection of Tampa Bay hitters under extended spring training conditions, Wright tossed 22 pitches in one inning. See WRIGHT, page B3
Steven Wright
Texans select Clowney with first pick of draft; Robinson goes second
them. "I just been proving a lot of people wrong throughout my life," Clowney said. "Growing up, I grew up hard. I always said I'm going to do something great. Hopefully, I'm going to be a Hall of Famer one day." After Commissioner Roger Goodell announced the pick, fans who filled Radio City Music Hall to capacity applauded Clowney as he held up his index finger, his eyes moist, a relieved look on his face. Just like the 30 prospects on hand, the fans were extra eager to see who would wind up where after the draft was pushed back from late April because the theater was unavailable. Clowney, 21, brings size, speed and power to a lineup that already has 2012 NFL Defensive Player of the Year J.J. Watt. His diligence had been questioned after he slipped from 13 sacks to just three in 2013. Critics said he was protecting himself from injury in his junior year before declaring early for the draft. Clowney is the first defensive player taken first overall since Houston selected another end, Mario Williams, in 2006. Williams now is with Buffalo. Houston also made the top pick in its first season, 2002, taking quarterback David Carr. He never lived up to that billing; the Texans hope Clowney has more of an impact. Tackle Greg Robinson, whose blocking helped high-powered Auburn make the national championship game last season, went second to St. Louis. The Rams owned the pick as the final payment for a 2012 trade with Washington that allowed the Redskins to draft quarterback Robert Griffin III. See CLOWNEY, page B4
MONEW YORK (AP) — No surprise: Clowney is the Texans' man. After two extra weeks of intrigue, Houston opened the NFL draft Thursday night by taking South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney. Rarely does a team not reveal the top overall choice until it is announced, and there was wide speculation the Texans had soured on Clowney, whose work ethic has been questioned. Obviously, the Texans were convinced that a player considered a budding NFL star even when he was a freshman was the right guy for
High school baseball
Friday, May 9, 2014
REGIONAL Cumberland beats SRA in 10-inning classic SCOREBOARD
CUMBERLAND – It may have taken well over three hours, but Cumberland High finally reigned in an entertaining, thrilling, 98 extra-inning affair at Tucker Field on Thursday afternoon. In the back half of the 10th, senior Joe Fine was struck by a pitch and took second on a wild offering before John Sikie walked. Junior Kyle Opiekun then singled to load the bags, and classmate Jake Rockefeller plated Fine with a roped hit to right. Opiekun finished at 4-for-5 with a run scored, while Rockefeller himself went 2-for-6 with three RBI and a run. The Clippers improved to 11-4 overall and 10-4 in D-I. Ben Roy closed at 3-for-6 with a double, two RBI and a run for the Saints. ***
St. Raphael 114 002 000 0-- 8 – 9 – 5 Cumberland 005 120 000 1-- 9 – 13 – 5 Ben Johnston and Dylan Boisclair. Joe Fine, Nate Mercure (3), Ryan O’Neill (7) and Kyle Opiekun. 2B – Ben Roy, John Sikie, Jake Rockefeller, Mercure, Nick Provost, Josh Brodeur.
Lincoln comes back to defeat Woonsocket
FRIDAY BOYS Baseball Central Falls at Smithfield, Bishop Hendricken at Woonsocket, 4 p.m. Volleyball Cranston West at Shea, North Smithfield at Warwick Vets, 6 p.m.; East Greenwich at Tolman, Westerly at St. Raphael, 6:30 p.m. GIRLS Softball Westerly at Tolman, Moses Brown at Davies, North Kingstown at Lincoln, East Greenwich at North Smithfield, Exeter/West Greenwich at Burrillville, Central at Shea, 4 p.m. Lacrosse Lincoln at Mount Hope, 4 p.m. SATURDAY BOYS Baseball
LINCOLN – After Woonsocket High had taken a 3-0 cushion, Lincoln rallied for four runs in the third and three more in the fourth to collect a 9-4 triumph over its Division I foe at Chet Nichols Memorial Field on Thursday afternoon. Senior Jeff Sheehan finished with two crushed triples and five RBI, and junior righty Mason Palmieri earned the win on the hill for the Lions, who improved to 4-10 overall and 4-9 in league action. The Villa Novans fell to 6-7 overall and 6-6 in D-I. ***
Woonsocket 201 010 0-- 4 – 5 – 1 Lincoln 004 302 x-- 9 – 8 – 3 Todd Ruffin, Manny Ceballos (4), Jaquan Guerrero (4) and Kyle Beaulieu. Mason Palmieri, Trevor Marques (7) and Jake Petrin.
High school softball
Saints continue winning ways, belt Central
PAWTUCKET – Unbeaten St. Raphael Academy kept rolling along in Division II-West play on Thursday afternoon, this time with a 16-0 “mercy-rule” rout of Central at the Hank Soar Complex. Sophomore Kamryn LaBree finished 3-for-4 with a grand slam, triple, eight RBI and three runs scored, while classmate Lauren Taylor went 2-for-4 with a three-run dinger in the first frame and another two-run single in the Saints’ 11-run second frame. Freshman righty Haley Howarth posted a two-hitter with one walk and five whiffs for SRA (13-0), which will host Middletown at 4 p.m., Tuesday. ***
Central 000 00-- 0 – 2 – 3 St. Raphael 3(11)2 0x-- 16 – 17 – 0 Hennessy Garcia, Khazia De Los Santos (2) and Jannisa Ortega. Haley Howarth and Alexis Vieira.
La Salle at St. Raphael, 10 a.m.
Golf Woonsocket, North Smithfield, vs. Lincoln (at Kirkbrae CC), 3 p.m. Lacrosse Burrillville/North Smithfield Co-op at Cranston East, 10 a.m. GIRLS Softball Lincoln at Coventry, noon; Tolman at Mount Hope, (at Colt State Park), 7 p.m.
Boys’ tennis
SUNDAY GIRLS Sofftball North Kingstown at Mount St. Charles, 2 p.m.
Saints win Division III showdown with Northmen
NORTH SMITHFIELD – Of the 16 sets played between Division II/Suburban A-B foes St. Raphael Academy and North Smithfield High, half went to overtime. Still, the Saints utilized phenomenal singles wins by Hyungi Lee, Brandon Hollinghurst and Myles Lefebvre to claim a 4-3 decision on the Northmen courts on Thursday. In the end, the difference came from the No. 3 tandem of Rox Wu and Santago Durango, who outdueled Alex LaChance and Pat Guertin, 7-5, 6-2. SRA moved to 9-1 while North Smithfield dropped to 7-2. ***
St. Raphael 4, North Smithfield 3 Singles: Hyungi Lee (SRA) def. Matt Lachance, 5-7, 75, 7-6 (5); Brandon Hollinghurst (SRA) def. Ben Degrange, 6-2, 6-4; Adam Destefano (NS) def. Paras Madan, 6-2, 7-5; Myles Lefebvre (SRA) def. Ben Stone, 57, 6-1, 6-4. DoublesP: Alex Bourque-Greg Soito (NS) def. Austin Gillis-Ethan Mendes, 6-2, 6-3; Zach Rachine-Luke Marcotte (NS) def. Kevin O’Neill-Kelton DosSantos, 7-5, 6-4; Rox Wu-Santiago Durango (SRA) def. Alex LaChance-Pat Guertin, 7-5, 6-2.
High school golf
Doubles: Ken Lee-Will Lupica def. Brandon MeloneJason Gwozdz, 7-6 (2), 6-4; Tyler Tsang-Charlie Woolsey def. Kevin Connors-Chase Pierce, 6-0, 6-0; Ani IyengarJacob Mukand def. Ryan Collard-Dan DaCosta, 6-4, 6-1.
Shea tops Tolman again
PAWTUCKET — Classical High may have come away with the “double victory” in a Western Division match against Tolman and Shea on Thursday, but the Raiders mustered the “split” with a tight 256-262 thumping of their rivals. Tigers’ senior Jared Pedro led the two teams’ scorers with a 52, but Shea’s junior quartet of Brandon Laferriere (60), Nathan Delisle (61), Martin Majkut (66) and Karla Argueta (69) outscored the host’s last three. The Raiders moved to 2-8 in league action, with both wins coming against the Tigers. Tolman remained winless at 0-10. Tolman’s other three scorers were Luis Sequen, Jake Varqulish, and Kris Wallace, who each shot a 70.
Marty plays well in Shea’s loss to PCD
PAWTUCKET — Julio Marty’s 4-6, 60, 6-0 triumph in first singles led the way for Shea on Thursday afternoon in the Raiders’ 7-0 loss to Division III foe Providence Country Day at the Oak Hill Courts. Shea is now 1-9. PCD is 5-5. ***
Wheeler School blanks Cumberland
SEEKONK, Mass. — The first doubles team of Brandon Melone and Jason Gwozdz played very well in a 7-6 (2), 6-4 loss for Cumberland on Thursday afternoon in the Clippers’ 7-0 setback to the Wheeler School at the Wheeler Farm. The Clippers are 3-7 in Division I play, while Wheeler evened its record at 5-5. ***
Wheeler 7, Cumberland 0 Singles: Jeff Gagnon def. Adam Oglivie, 6-2, 6-0; Lucas Radoccia def. Spencer Ross, 6-0, 6-1; Danish Azam def. Alex Lamoureaux, 6-0, 6-0; Mike Janigian def. Robert Miller, 6-2, 6-1.
Providence Country Day 6, Shea 1 Singles: Julio Marty (S) def. Matt Galleshaw, 4-6, 6-0, 6-0; Max Liebhauser (PCD) def. Dominick Barata, 6-2, 62; Zach Odessa (PCD) def. Roberto Chavez, 6-2, 6-4; Max Press (PCD) def. Narisu Barrie, 6-2, 6-2. Doubles: Griffen Leonard-Joshua Sholes (PCD) def. Beau Brissette-Gabriel Cumplido, 6-3, 4-6, 6-3; Matt Boghossian-Sebastian Gallego (PCD) def. Sean Richardson-Rob Postle, 6-3, 6-4; Jimmy DaCosta-Edward DeBrito (S) won by forfeit.
MSC grabs share of first place, beats N.S. for second time in as many days
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but we had some key hits of our own.” It looked as if North Smithfield would avenge its recent defeat after grabbing a 1-0 advantage in the back half of the first. Nick Cicerone roped a one-out hit to right, then took second after right fielder Perro left the ball bounce past him. Senior Dylan Narodowy, the eventual losing pitcher, then reached on an infield throwing miscue, pushing Cicerone to third, and the latter hustled home after classmate Conor DiSpirito reached on a fielder’s choice and ensuing error. Valentine balked DiSpirito to third, but – with runners at the
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April 12, 2014 - Lincoln’s Nate Tayloe lays doewn a bunt in the bottom of the 4th inning as North Providence catcher Kevin Ciprian looks on at Chet Nichols Field Saturday. Ernest A. Brown/RIMG photo
corners – senior Chris Forbes grounded out to short. MSC had two fantastic chances to tie it up and take the lead in the second and third before the host’s defense tightened. The fourth, however, turned out to be a different story. Seaver and Co. manufactured seven runs in that frame, though it started so simply. Narodowy served up a walk to leadoff batter Lataille, and – in an effort to tie it up – D’Abrosca attempted to move him up with a sacrifice bunt. Narodowy fielded it and tried to cut down Lataille at second, but his throw bounced into center, allowing both to move up. Sophomore Colin Cannata attempted a second bunt, and senior backstop Mike Cicerone threw to third to cut down the lead runner, but that sailed into foul territory, allowing Lataille to score to knot it. Perro’s opposite-field ground hit to right plated D’Abrosca, and Abruzzi’s single to center scored Cannata. Senior Riley Young then took first after first baseman Chris Forbes dropped a toss from short, and Valentine’s single juiced the bags. Dixon followed with a two-run hit to left, and Laquerre’s sacrifice fly to left plated Valentine with the seventh run. All told, the Mount sent 10 to the plate, and it took Lataille’s strikeout and Dixon’s failed try to rob second to end the flurry. North Smithfield chiseled the gap to 7-2 in the fifth; sophomore Eric Ethier singled, and – with one down – junior Brad Shatraw poked an opposite-field hit to left to move him to third. Nick Cicerone’s single to the same spot filled the bases, and
Narodowy’s sacrifice fly to center scored Ethier. At the same time, Lataille’s low throw to the plate caromed past D’Abrosca, and Shatraw and Cicerone moved into scoring position. DiSpirito, though, grounded to third to close it. The Mounties notched a couple of insurance runs in the sixth after Abruzzi reached on an outfield drop. With one out, Valentine singled him to second before Dixon pushed Abruzzi across following an infield error. Lataille’s second sacrifice fly to center scored Valentine, who had just stolen third. That made the score 9-2, and MSC was home free. “It was a tough game for the first three innings; we had some opportunities, but couldn’t capitalize,” Seaver noted. “Slow but sure, our hitters were getting better with their plate discipline. They started waiting to get their pitches; I thought the bunts (that went for throwing miscues) helped get us started, then we really started to hit.” Leddy spent at least 10 minutes talking to his team in shallow center after the defensive debacle. “We just fell apart fundamentally,” he sighed. “We work on those situations repeatedly; that is, the two bunt plays, but we threw them away. We also had a routine groundball go through an infielder’s legs. “I told the guys afterward that this isn’t the type of time we are, or should be,” he added. “I think (Wednesday’s) loss wasn’t anticipated by the guys, and I thought it back them down to earth after we started 8-0.
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
PAWTUCKET — Pineview Big League is once again hosting registrations for it's upcoming season, and anyone who lives in Pawtucket, East Providence (Rumford and Riverside included), Barrington, Warren, and Bristol and Pawtucket are all allowed to participate. The league is open to anyone ages 15-18 on April 30, 2014. The season will run between Memorial Day and the Fourth of July. Registrations will take place at the Tomlinson Complex on Daggett Avenue in Pawtucket on the following dates: Wednesday, May 14 from 6-8 p.m., and Saturday, May 10 and Saturday, May 17 from 10 a.m.-noon. For more information, contact Tom Bilodeau at 545-1839 or Joe Clark at
PAWTUCKET — The Pawtucket Chapter of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick is sponsoring the third annual Jay Messier Memorial Golf Tournament on Sunday, June 22, at the Rehoboth Country Club in Rehoboth, Mass. All proceeds from the tournament will go toward the Jay Messier Memorial Scholarship Fund. The entry fee for the tournament us $100 per player and includes 18 holes of golf with a cart, a steak fry following the tourney, a golfer’s gift, and a players’ raffle following the meal. Golfers can enter their own foursome or sign up individually and be placed with a team. The tournament, which will be limited to 72 golfers, will be using a scramble format and have a 1 p.m. shotgun start. For more information or to receive an application for the tournament, contact tournament chairman Buster Wall at 401-724-4012.
LINCOLN — Upper Deck Post 86/14 American Legion baseball program will hold tryouts for all American Legion players (Senior and Junior) on Saturday, May 24 at noon at Lincoln High School (with a raindate of Sunday, May 25, also at noon). For more information, contact Upper Deck at 334-1539.
PAWTUCKET — Officials with the Pawtucket Youth Summer Basketball League have announced that registration sessions will take place on several upcoming Friday evenings. Those sign-ups will be held from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Smithfield Avenue double courts on the next three Fridays -- May 9, 16 and 23 – weather permitting. The league is open to all boys and girls (and young adults) ages 8-22, and registration fee is $25 per Pawtucket resident ($30 for non-residents). Each team will play one game per week, and the season will last from June 16 through Aug. 1. For more information, contact Larry Holloway at (401) 359-0635.
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third baseman Garin Cecchini. “I was able to focus on the hitters and feel like I’m throwing the ball well. I feel 100 percent healthy right now.” De La Rosa, who underwent Tommy John surgery three years ago, was picked up by Hill and Drake Britton. The two PawSox relievers nailed down the game’s final seven outs with Britton registering his third save. As part of his day, De La Rosa allowed three runs (one earned) go along with six strikeouts and one walk. After scoring just one run in its previous 25 innings, Pawtucket broke out in major way in the fifth. The five-run uprising was highlighted by a game-tying three-run home run by Corey Brown, a shot that wrapped around the right-field foul pole and came on a 3-1 pitch. “That was a pretty impressive home run to his pull side,” noted Boles. The PawSox were not close to being done. A triple into the right-field corner by Brock Holt – he’s now reached safely in 20 of 22 games with Pawtucket – ignited the second surge in the frame. The next four hitters reached with Daniel Nava breaking the 3-3 stalemate with a single to plate Holt. After a single by Ryan Lavarnway, who drew a 13-pitch walk in the second inning, Bryce Brentz came through with a fielder’s
PawSox score five times in fifth to defeat Mud Hens
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strikes) while retiring 10 straight Toledo hitters between innings four through seven. De La Rosa threw 37 pitches in the second inning and stood at 45 pitches after recording just six outs. He tossed a combined 36 pitches between the first, third, fourth and fifth innings. It was rebounding at its very finest on a day where the PawSox were able to salvage a split of the four-game set against Toledo. “He was challenged at that point, but he went on to give us some distance. It was an impressive adjustment and the rest was history,” said Boles. “He was able to establish his fastball and that’s key with him. It seems that when his back is against the wall, he’s able to respond. It could have snowballed on him, but he didn’t let that happen.” Even as he neared 100 pitches, De La Rosa was still bringing the heat. At one point in the seventh inning, the radar gun had him at 97 mph. His day was done after he surrendered a two-out double Guez – the first hit allowed by De La Rosa since that near fateful second inning. “Just a bad inning. You’ve got to put that away and focus,” said De La Rosa, whose error in the second was the result of him not backing up home plate and throwing the ball over the head of
choice grounder to score Ryan Roberts. The explosion in the fifth – Pawtucket sent 11 to the plate – is something Boles would like to see on a more regular basis. The PawSox came into play Thursday with a .237 batting average. “With this offense, it looks like we can do something at any given time with the names we have in this lineup,” said Boles. “It’s still a work in progress here. We need to manage our at-bats better and get ourselves in hitter’s counts and be aggressive early.” After a stretch that saw the PawSox play 23 of their first 35 games at McCoy, they now hit the road for 20 of their next 28 contests. An eight-game road swing loams beginning Friday with the first of four against Louisville. Follow Brendan McGair on Twitter @BWMcGair03
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Wright continues comeback from surgery
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“The results were pretty good and went better than I thought it would. I threw a lot of strikes and the knuckleball came out better than I expected,” was the recap he offered. “I think right now it’s a matter of building up arm strength and getting my pitching legs back underneath me. The sitting down and getting up, I think that’s the biggest obstacle at the moment.” On Saturday, Wright will throw two innings in extended spring action. After that, it’s unknown what the next course of action will encompass. “I’ll see if I stay down here to get the pitch count up, but I really don’t know,” Wright expressed. “I’m just trying to get through Saturday.” Prior to the surgery, Wright seemed ticketed to start the year in the PawSox rotation and be included on the list of potential call-ups to the majors in the event of an emergency. His shining moment with the 2013 Red Sox came July 11 at Seattle when he flummoxed Seattle with 5.2 shutout innings in relief of Ryan Dempster.
All told, Wright won two of his four appearances with Boston. A member of Pawtucket’s 2012 Governors’ Cup winner, he fashioned an 87 record in 24 starts for the PawSox last season while posting a 3.46 ERA. Early last month, Wright’s spot on the 40-man roster went to current PawSox infielder Ryan Roberts after Boston opted to transfer the player that was acquired for onetime first base prospect Lars Anderson to the 60-day disabled list. By that time, Wright was in the midst of a throwing program. He received such clearance four weeks after getting operated upon on Feb. 10. Given the turbulent stretch Wright endured, picking up a baseball never felt so good. A few days before Christmas, Wright began experiencing excruciating pain. It didn’t affect his throwing, but rather when he performed agility exercises. “Doing a lunge, that’s when I knew something was wrong. I felt like someone stabbed me,” Wright described. “I knew it wasn’t a normal muscle pull. It was very discomforting. I
thought it was going to get better, but it never did.” Wright phoned PawSox trainer Jon Jochim to see if it was possible to pinpoint what exactly was ailing him. “It was right around Christmas time, so that put a damper on getting to a doctor quick,” he said. “I did get checked for a hernia, which it wasn’t. You hope it goes away, but I ended up getting a MRI. It never got worse, but it never got better.” On the morning of the Boston Baseball Dinner on Jan. 23 is when the moment of clarity finally arrived. Diagnosed with a sports hernia mere hours before he would officially receive the Lou Gorman Award, Wright appeared at Pawtucket’s Hot Stove event that weekend before flying home to California. He didn’t remain there long. Wright returned to Boston for “some kind of shot.” After the shot, he rehabbed at Fenway Park for 10-12 days. In the end, the inevitable could no longer be delayed. “It still wasn’t getting any better, and that’s when they decided to go ahead and do sur-
gery,” said Wright. Baby steps were taken following the procedure. “The first 7-10 days, I hung around the hotel, saw the doctor. Walking was a chore,” Wright recalled. Wright’s next hurdle to clear came shortly after he succeeded in mustering enough strength to fly to JetBlue Park. One lap around the complex gave way to two laps before he eventually got up to six. Before he knew it, Wright had progressed up to running. The diagnosis given to Wright called for the stitches to become solid without having to worry about re-aggravating it in 6-8 weeks post surgery. See WRIGHT, page B4
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TODAY NASCAR AUTO RACING Noon — Sprint Cup, practice for 5-Hour Energy 400, at Kansas City, Kan., FS1. 2:30 p.m. — Sprint Cup, “Happy Hour Series,” final practice for 5-Hour Energy 400, at Kansas City, Kan., FS1. 4:30 p.m. — Truck Series, pole qualifying for SFP 250, at Kansas City, Kan., FS1. 6:30 p.m. — Sprint Cup, pole qualifying for 5-Hour Energy 400, at Kansas City, Kan., FS1. 8:30 p.m. — Truck Series, SFP 250, at Kansas City, Kan., FS1. MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 7 p.m. — Regional coverage, St. Louis at Pittsburgh or Colorado at Cincinnati, MLB. 8 p.m. — Boston at Texas, NESN, WEEI (103.7 FM). 8 p.m. — N.Y. Yankees at Milwaukee, WPRV (790 AM). MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 6:30 p.m. — Pawtucket at Louisville, WHJJ (920 AM). COLLEGE BASEBALL 7:30 p.m. — Clemson at Notre Dame, ESPNU. NBA PLAYOFFS (Conference Semifinals) 8 p.m. — Game 3, Indiana at Washington, ESPN. 10:30 p.m. — Game 3, Oklahoma City at L.A. Clippers, ESPN. NFL DRAFT 7 p.m. — Rounds 2-3, at New York, ESPN. 8 p.m. — Rounds 2-3, at New York, ESPN2. GOLF 1 p.m. — PGA Tour, The Players Championship, second round, at Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., TGC. NHL PLAYOFFS (Conference Semifinals) 7 p.m. — Game 5, N.Y. Rangers at Pittsburgh, NBC Sports. 9:30 p.m. — Playoffs, conference semifinals, Game 4, Chicago at Minnesota, NBC Sports. INTERNATIONAL HOCKEY 1:30 p.m. — IIHF, World Championship, United States vs. Belarus, at Minsk, Belarus, NBC Sports.
Friday, May 9, 2014
Houston 6, Detroit 2 Toronto 12, Philadelphia 6 Baltimore at Tampa Bay, (n) Colorado at Texas, (n) Chicago Cubs at Chicago White Sox, (n) Kansas City at Seattle, (n) Only games scheduled Friday's Games Houston (Feldman 2-1) at Baltimore (W.Chen 3-2), 7:05 p.m. L.A. Angels (Richards 3-0) at Toronto (McGowan 2-1), 7:07 p.m. Minnesota (P. Hughes 3-1) at Detroit (Verlander 4-1), 7:08 p.m. Cleveland (Kluber 2-3) at Tampa Bay (Odorizzi 1-3), 7:10 p.m. Boston (Buchholz 2-2) at Texas (Darvish 2-1), 8:05 p.m. Arizona (McCarthy 1-5) at Chicago White Sox (Rienzo 2-0), 8:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Tanaka 4-0) at Milwaukee (Gallardo 2-1), 8:10 p.m. Washington (Fister 0-0) at Oakland (Milone 03), 10:05 p.m. Kansas City (Vargas 2-1) at Seattle (Maurer 10), 10:10 p.m. Saturday's Games L.A. Angels at Toronto, 1:07 p.m. Minnesota at Detroit, 1:08 p.m. Houston at Baltimore, 7:05 p.m. Arizona at Chicago White Sox, 7:10 p.m. Cleveland at Tampa Bay, 7:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at Milwaukee, 7:10 p.m. Boston at Texas, 8:05 p.m. Washington at Oakland, 9:05 p.m. Kansas City at Seattle, 9:10 p.m.
NHL playoffs
East Division W L Pct GB Baltimore 17 14 .548 — New York 18 15 .545 — Toronto 18 17 .514 1 Boston 17 17 .500 1½ Tampa Bay 15 19 .441 3½ Central Division W L Pct GB Detroit 20 10 .667 — Chicago 18 17 .514 4½ Kansas City 16 17 .485 5½ Cleveland 16 19 .457 6½ Minnesota 15 18 .455 6½ West Division W L Pct GB Oakland 20 15 .571 — Seattle 17 16 .515 2 Texas 17 17 .500 2½ Los Angeles 16 17 .485 3 Houston 11 24 .314 9 ——— Wednesday's Games Seattle 6, Oakland 4, 10 innings, 1st game Kansas City 8, San Diego 0 Cleveland 4, Minnesota 3 Oakland 2, Seattle 0, 2nd game Toronto 10, Philadelphia 0 Detroit 3, Houston 2 Baltimore 4, Tampa Bay 3 Boston 4, Cincinnati 3 Colorado 9, Texas 2 Chicago White Sox 8, Chicago Cubs 3 N.Y. Yankees 9, L.A. Angels 2 Thursday's Games Cleveland 9, Minnesota 4
Fraser’s OT goal lifts B’s past Canadiens
MONTREAL (AP) — Matt Fraser scored at 1:19 of overtime to give the Boston Bruins a 1-0 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday night, tying the Eastern Conference semifinal series 2-2. Fraser got a stick on a rebound after goalie Carey Price lost the puck in front of the net. Game 5 is Saturday night in Boston. Tuukka Rask made 33 saves for Boston, and Price stopped 34 shots. Montreal outshot Boston 14-7 in the third period.
Clowney is No. 1 draft pick
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East Division W L Pct Miami 19 15 .559 Washington 19 15 .559 Atlanta 18 15 .545 New York 16 17 .485 Philadelphia 15 18 .455 Central Division W L Pct Milwaukee 22 13 .629 St. Louis 18 17 .514 Cincinnati 15 18 .455 Pittsburgh 14 20 .412 Chicago 11 21 .344 West Division W L Pct San Francisco 21 13 .618 Colorado 22 14 .611 Los Angeles 19 16 .543 San Diego 15 20 .429 Arizona 13 24 .351 ——— Wednesday's Games Pittsburgh 4, San Francisco 3 Miami 1, N.Y. Mets 0 Washington 3, L.A. Dodgers 2 Arizona 3, Milwaukee 2 Kansas City 8, San Diego 0 Toronto 10, Philadelphia 0 Boston 4, Cincinnati 3 St. Louis 7, Atlanta 1 Colorado 9, Texas 2 Chicago White Sox 8, Chicago Cubs 3 Thursday's Games GB — — ½ 2½ 3½ GB — 4 6 7½ 9½ GB — — 2½ 6½ 9½ Toronto 12, Philadelphia 6 Colorado at Texas, (n) Chicago Cubs at Chicago White Sox, (n) Miami at San Diego, (n) San Francisco at L.A. Dodgers, (n) Friday's Games St. Louis (Wacha 2-3) at Pittsburgh (Liriano 03), 7:05 p.m. Colorado (Chacin 0-1) at Cincinnati (Cueto 32), 7:10 p.m. Philadelphia (R. Hernandez 2-1) at N.Y. Mets (Mejia 3-0), 7:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Hammel 4-1) at Atlanta (Teheran 2-2), 7:35 p.m. Arizona (McCarthy 1-5) at Chicago White Sox (Rienzo 2-0), 8:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Tanaka 4-0) at Milwaukee (Gallardo 2-1), 8:10 p.m. Washington (Fister 0-0) at Oakland (Milone 03), 10:05 p.m. Miami (Fernandez 4-1) at San Diego (T. Ross 3-3), 10:10 p.m. San Francisco (Bumgarner 3-3) at L.A. Dodgers (Maholm 1-2), 10:10 p.m. Saturday's Games San Francisco at L.A. Dodgers, 4:10 p.m. St. Louis at Pittsburgh, 7:05 p.m. Arizona at Chicago White Sox, 7:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs at Atlanta, 7:10 p.m. Colorado at Cincinnati, 7:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at Milwaukee, 7:10 p.m. Philadelphia at N.Y. Mets, 7:10 p.m. Miami at San Diego, 8:40 p.m. Washington at Oakland, 9:05 p.m.
CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS (Best-of-7) (x-if necessary) EASTERN CONFERENCE Boston 2, Montreal 2 Thursday, May 1 Montreal 4, Boston 3, 2OT Saturday, May 3 Boston 5, Montreal 3 Tuesday, May 6 Montreal 4, Boston 2 Thursday, May 8 Boston 1, Montreal 0, OT Saturday, May 10 Montreal at Boston, 7 p.m. Monday, May 12 Boston at Montreal, TBD x-Wednesday, May 14 Montreal at Boston, TBD ——— Pittsburgh 3, N.Y. Rangers 1 Friday, May 2 N.Y. Rangers 3, Pittsburgh 2, OT Sunday, May 4 Pittsburgh 3, N.Y. Rangers 0 Monday, May 5 Pittsburgh 2, N.Y. Rangers 0 Wednesday, May 7 Pittsburgh 4, N.Y. Rangers 2 Friday, May 9 N.Y. Rangers at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. x-Sunday, May 11 Pittsburgh at N.Y. Rangers, TBD x-Tuesday, May 13 N.Y. Rangers at Pittsburgh, TBD ——— WESTERN CONFERENCE Chicago 2, Minnesota 1 Friday, May 2 Chicago 5, Minnesota 2 Sunday, May 4 Chicago 4, Minnesota 1 Tuesday, May 6 Minnesota 4, Chicago 0 Friday, May 9 Chicago at Minnesota, 9:30 p.m. x-Sunday, May 11 Minnesota at Chicago, TBD x-Tuesday, May 13 Chicago at Minnesota, TBD x-Thursday, May 15 Minnesota at Chicago, TBD ——— Los Angeles 2, Anaheim 0 Saturday, May 3 Los Angeles 3, Anaheim 2, OT Monday, May 5 Los Angeles 3, Anaheim 1 Thursday, May 8 Anaheim at Los Angeles, (n) Saturday, May 10 Anaheim at Los Angeles, 9:30 p.m. x-Monday, May 12 Los Angeles at Anaheim, TBD x-Wednesday, May 14 Anaheim at Los Angeles, TBD x-Friday, May 16 Los Angeles at Anaheim, TBD
North Division W L Pct. GB Buffalo (Blue Jays) 18 13 .581 — Pawtucket (Red Sox) 20 15 .571 — Syracuse (Nationals) 18 15 .545 1 Scranton/WB (Yanks) 17 15 .531 1½ Lehigh Valley (Phillies) 17 16 .515 2 Rochester (Twins) 16 16 .500 2½ South Division W L Pct. GB Durham (Rays) 20 15 .571 — Gwinnett (Braves) 18 15 .545 1 Charlotte (White Sox) 12 21 .364 7 Norfolk (Orioles) 11 22 .333 8 West Division W L Pct. GB Indianapolis (Pirates) 19 14 .576 — Columbus (Indians) 17 15 .531 1½ Louisville (Reds) 15 18 .455 4 Toledo (Tigers) 13 21 .382 6½ ——— Wednesday's Games Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 3, Indianapolis 1 Lehigh Valley 3, Charlotte 2, 11 innings Louisville 8, Norfolk 6 Columbus 7, Rochester 0 Gwinnett 5, Buffalo 0 Syracuse 6, Durham 5, 10 innings Toledo 4, Pawtucket 0 Only games scheduled Thursday's Games Gwinnett 4, Buffalo 3 Syracuse 8, Durham 5 Pawtucket 5, Toledo 3 Columbus 5, Rochester 1 Louisville 10, Norfolk 7 Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 8, Indianapolis 4 Lehigh Valley 8, Charlotte 6 Friday's Games Pawtucket at Louisville, 6:35 p.m. Rochester at Toledo, 7 p.m. Gwinnett at Lehigh Valley, 7:05 p.m. Buffalo at Charlotte, 7:05 p.m. Durham at Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, 7:05 p.m. Norfolk at Indianapolis, 7:15 p.m. Syracuse at Columbus, 7:15 p.m. Saturday's Games Pawtucket at Louisville, 6:05 p.m. Gwinnett at Lehigh Valley, 6:35 p.m. Rochester at Toledo, 7 p.m. Buffalo at Charlotte, 7:05 p.m. Norfolk at Indianapolis, 7:05 p.m. Syracuse at Columbus, 7:05 p.m. Durham at Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, 7:05 p.m.
EASTERN CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS (Best-of-5) Wilkes-Barre/Scranton vs. Providence Friday, May 9 Providence at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, 7:05 p.m. Saturday, May 10 Providence at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, 7:05 p.m. Wednesday, May 14 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton at Providence, 7:05 p.m. Friday, May 16 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton at Providence, 7:05 p.m. Saturday, May 17 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton at Providence, if necessary, 7:05 p.m. Monday, May 19 Providence at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, if necessary, 7:05 p.m. Wednesday, May 21 Providence at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, if necessary, 7:05 p.m.
St. Louis is concerned about the health of starting left tackle Jake Long, who is coming off knee surgery. The first quarterback to go went to Jacksonville in the third slot, but it wasn't Johnny Football. Blake Bortles of Central Florida, whose stock shot up last season and in subsequent workouts, was taken by the Jaguars ahead of Texas A&M sensation Johnny Manziel, the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner. At 6-5, 232, Bortles drew comparisons to Ben Roethlisberger because of his combination of size and mobility. Jacksonville missed the last time it took a QB in the first round, Blaine Gabbert in 2011. The Jaguars gave up on the inconsistent Gabbert, who struggled to read defenses and was benched for journeyman Chad Henne. Gabbert is now a backup in San Francisco. "He's a down-to-earth guy, a self-made guy, a blue-collar guy and he wants to be the best he can be," said Jaguars general manager Dave Caldwell, who added a word of caution: "He just needs a little bit of time." Seeing a chance to grab playmaking receiver Sammy Watkins of Clemson, Buffalo swapped spots with Cleveland, also sending a first- and fourth-round selection next year to move up from ninth to fourth. Texas A&M tackle Jake Matthews, the son of Hall of Fame offensive lineman Bruce Matthews, went to Atlanta with the sixth overall pick. The Falcons leaked so badly on the offensive line in 2013 as they plummeted from NFC South champion to 4-12 that Matt Ryan was sacked 44 times. Another Aggies star was chosen next, receiver Mike Evans to Tampa Bay. The 6-4, 231-pound Evans is durable, versatile — and quite emotional. He also couldn't hold back the tears when Goodell called his name. The crowd thought he might go eighth when Cleveland traded up one spot to get Minnesota's pick. So when the Browns took cornerback Justin Gilbert of Oklahoma State, there was a loud groan from the fans. Gilbert smiled wryly as he shook Goodell's hand. Minnesota grabbed UCLA linebacker Anthony Barr, Detroit selected North Carolina's Eric Ebron, by far the best tight end in this crop, and Tennessee filled a need on the offensive line with Michigan tackle Taylor Lewan. Finally, a local team was on the clock and the audience approved lustily when the Giants chose LSU receiver Odell Beckham Jr.
Wright eyes return to action
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CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS (Best-of-7) (x-if necessary) EASTERN CONFERENCE Miami 2, Brooklyn 0 Tuesday, May 6 Miami 107, Brooklyn 86 Thursday, May 8 Miami 94, Brooklyn 82 Saturday, May 10 Miami at Brooklyn, 8 p.m. Monday, May 12 Miami at Brooklyn, 8 p.m. x-Wednesday, May 14 Brooklyn at Miami, TBD x-Friday, May 16 Miami at Brooklyn, TBD x-Sunday, May 18 Brooklyn at Miami, TBD ——— Indiana 1, Washington 1 Monday, May 5 Washington 102, Indiana 96 Wednesday, May 7 Indiana 86, Washington 82 Friday, May 9 Indiana at Washington, 8 p.m. Sunday, May 11 Indiana at Washington, 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 13 Washington at Indiana, TBD x-Thursday, May 15 Indiana at Washington, TBD x-Sunday, May 18 Washington at Indiana, TBD ——— WESTERN CONFERENCE San Antonio 1, Portland 0 Tuesday, May 6 San Antonio 116, Portland 92 Thursday, May 8 Portland at San Antonio, (n) Saturday, May 10 San Antonio at Portland, 10:30 p.m. Monday, May 12 San Antonio at Portland, 10:30 p.m. x-Wednesday, May 14 Portland at San Antonio, TBD x-Friday, May 16 San Antonio at Portland, TBD x-Monday, May 19 Portland at San Antonio, TBD ——— L.A. Clippers 1, Oklahoma City 1 Monday, May 5 L.A. Clippers 122, Oklahoma City 105 Wednesday, May 7 Oklahoma City 112, L.A. Clippers 101 Friday, May 9 Oklahoma City at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m. Sunday, May 11 Oklahoma City at L.A. Clippers, 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 13 L.A. Clippers at Oklahoma City, TBD x-Thursday, May 15 Oklahoma City at L.A. Clippers, TBD x-Sunday, May 18 L.A. Clippers at Oklahoma City, TBD
Eastern Division W L Pct. Portland (Red Sox) 20 11 .645 Trenton (Yankees) 21 13 .618 Binghamton (Mets) 16 14 .533 Reading (Phillies) 15 15 .500 New Hampshire (Jays) 14 18 .438 New Britain (Twins) 12 19 .387 Western Division W L Pct. Akron (Indians) 21 12 .636 Richmond (Giants) 17 15 .531 Bowie (Orioles) 17 16 .515 Erie (Tigers) 14 17 .452 Altoona (Pirates) 13 19 .406 Harrisburg (Nationals) 10 21 .323 ——— Wednesday's Games Harrisburg 5, Richmond 0 Altoona 6, Bowie 5 Trenton 6, New Britain 4, 12 innings Binghamton 6, New Hampshire 0 Erie 10, Akron 3 GB — ½ 3½ 4½ 6½ 8 GB — 3½ 4 6 7½ 10 Reading 8, Portland 3 Only games scheduled Thursday's Games Portland 8, New Hampshire 2 Bowie 6, New Britain 5 Akron 9, Altoona 7 Erie 6, Richmond 5 Binghamton 12, Harrisburg 6 Trenton 5, Reading 3 Friday's Games New Hampshire at Portland, 6 p.m. Altoona at Akron, 6:35 p.m. New Britain at Bowie, 6:35 p.m. Erie at Richmond, 7:05 p.m. Harrisburg at Binghamton, 7:05 p.m. Reading at Trenton, 7:05 p.m. Saturday's Games New Hampshire at Portland, 1 p.m. Harrisburg at Binghamton, 1:05 p.m. Erie at Richmond, 6:05 p.m. Altoona at Akron, 6:35 p.m. New Britain at Bowie, 6:35 p.m. Reading at Trenton, 7:05 p.m.
“It (the timetable) was actually longer than I anticipated, but it’s one of those things where you don’t want to rush it because if you hurt it again, than you will be out for some time,” Wright said. Staying true to the preventative measures prescribed to him has enabled Wright to avoid a setback. Granted he likely has a few more items that need to be checked off the to-do list before he can officially bid adieu to Fort Myers, though it figures to be interesting what the Red Sox elect to do with him upon assigning him to Pawtucket. With all five spots in the Triple-A rotation occupied by hardthrowing 20-somethings, Wright could end up reassigned to the bullpen. Of course when you’re talking about life in the minors and particularly with the PawSox, a starting spot could very well be available for Wright upon receiving proper clearance. Follow Brendan McGair on Twitter @BWMcGair03
EASTERN CONFERENCE W L T Pts GF Sporting K.C. 4 2 2 14 11 Houston 4 4 2 14 13 New England 4 3 2 14 9 New York 3 2 5 14 14 Columbus 3 3 3 12 10 D.C. United 3 3 2 11 12 Toronto FC 3 4 0 9 7 Philadelphia 1 4 5 8 10 Montreal 1 4 3 6 7 Chicago 0 2 6 6 12 WESTERN CONFERENCE W L T Pts GF Seattle 7 2 1 22 22 Real Salt Lake 4 0 5 17 16 FC Dallas 5 4 1 16 19 Colorado 4 2 3 15 10 Vancouver 3 2 4 13 15 Los Angeles 2 2 2 8 7 GA 6 14 10 12 10 11 9 13 14 14 GA 14 10 17 9 12 5 Portland 1 3 5 8 12 15 San Jose 1 3 4 7 8 10 Chivas USA 1 5 3 6 9 18 NOTE: Three points for a victory, one for a tie. ——— Wednesday’s Games Houston 1, Columbus 0 Seattle FC 2, FC Dallas 1 San Jose 0, Colorado 0, tie Saturday’s Games D.C. United at Philadelphia, 4 p.m. Sporting Kansas City at Montreal, 4 p.m. Chicago at New York, 7 p.m. Vancouver at Columbus, 7:30 p.m. FC Dallas at San Jose, 10:30 p.m. Sunday’s Games Los Angeles at Portland, 2:30 p.m. Chivas USA at Colorado, 3 p.m. Seattle FC at New England, 6 p.m. Real Salt Lake at Houston, 7 p.m.
2014 NFL Draft Selections By The Associated Press Thursday’s First Round 1. Houston, Jadeveon Clowney, de, South Carolina. 2. St. Louis (from Washington), Greg Robinson, ot, Auburn. 3. Jacksonville, Blake Bortles, qb, UCF. 4. Buffalo (from Cleveland), Sammy Watkins, wr, Clemson. 5. Oakland, Khalil Mack, lb, Buffalo. 6. Atlanta, Jake Matthews, ot, Texas A&M. 7. Tampa Bay, Mike Evans, wr, Texas A&M. 8. Cleveland (from Minnesota), Justin Gilbert, db, Oklahoma State. 9. Minnesota (from Buffalo through Cleveland), Anthony Barr, lb, UCLA. 10. Detroit, Eric Ebron, te, North Carolina. 11. Tennessee, Taylor Lewan, ot, Michigan. 12. New York Giants, Odell Beckham, wr, LSU.
By The Associated Press May 9 1930 — Gallant Fox, ridden by Earl Sande, wins the Preakness Stakes by three-quarters of a length over Crack Brigade. Gallant Fox becomes the only Triple Crown winner to win the Preakness a week before the Kentucky Derby. 1942 — Alsab, ridden by Basil James, wins the Preakness Stakes by one length over Requested. 1944 — Jockey Walter Warren is involved in a rare feat in thoroughbred racing history, riding two horses to dead heat first-place finishes at Sportsman's Park. In the sixth race, Warren rides Maejames to a dead heat finish with Piplad. In the eighth, Warren rides Susan Constant in another dead heat with Three Sands. 1961 — Jim Gentile of the Baltimore Orioles hits consecutive grand slams in the first and second innings of a 13-5 rout of Minnesota. 1987 — Baltimore's Eddie Murray becomes the first major leaguer to hit home runs from both sides of the plate in consecutive games as the Orioles beat the Chicago White Sox 15-6 at Comiskey Park. 1993 — The Phoenix Suns beat the Los Angeles Lakers 112-104 in overtime to become the first NBA team to lose two playoff games at home and come back to win three straight. 1999 — Marshall McDougall hits six consecutive homers and knocks in 16 runs — both NCAA records — in Florida State's 26-2 rout of Maryland. 2004 — Jay Bouwmeester scores the winning goal, and Canada rallies to beat Sweden for the second straight year in the gold-medal game at the world hockey championships, 5-3. 2006 — Joffrey Lupul becomes the first player in NHL playoff history to cap a four-goal game with an overtime score, netting the game-winner at 16:30 of the extra period to give Anaheim a 4-3 victory over Colorado. 2009 — LeBron James scores 47 points to lift Cleveland to a 97-82 win over Atlanta. The Cavaliers set an NBA record with their seventh straight double-figure win to eclipse the mark set by the 2004 Indiana Pacers. 2010 — Dallas Braden pitches the 19th perfect game in major league history, a dazzling performance for the Oakland Athletics in a 4-0 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays. 2011 — The ATP and WTA tennis rankings are released with no American man or woman in the top 10 for the first time in the 38-year history of the rankings. Mardy Fish and Andy Roddick are Nos. 11 and 12, while Serena and Venus Williams were Nos. 17 and 19, respectively. 2013 — A 72-foot-long, high-tech catamaran sailboat capsizes in San Francisco Bay while practicing for the America's Cup races this summer, killing an Olympic gold medalist from England and injuring another sailor. Andrew "Bart" Simpson dies after the capsized boat's platform traps him underwater for about 10 minutes.
WASHINGTON NATIONALS — Optioned 1B/OF Tyler Moore to Syracuse (IL). American Association FARGO-MOORHEAD REDHAWKS — Signed OF Nic Jackson. Released RHP Stephen Richter. GRAND PRAIRIE AIR HOGS — Signed INF Brian Myrow, INF Brandon Pinckney, OF Palmer Karr and INF Frazier Hall. WINNIPEG GOLDEYES — Traded C Matt Albaugh to Florence for future considerations. Frontier League FRONTIER GREYS — Sold the contract of LHP Spencer Medick to Arizona (NL). Signed OF Chris Ellison. NORMAL CORNBELTERS — Released OF Manny Alonso, INF Tyler Crandell, LHP Kody Gorden, RHP Kyle Hassna, OF Thomas Healy, LHP Steven Landell and RHP Richard McCaffrey. RIVER CITY RASCALS — Released UTL Shane Brown and RHP Corey Rhoney. ROCKFORD AVIATORS — Released SS Vickash Ramjit. TRAVERSE CITY BEACH BUMS — Traded C Zach Komentani to River City for a 2015 first-round draft pick. WASHINGTON WILD THINGS — Signed RHP Shawn Blackwell to a contract extension. Signed INF Cater Bell, RHP Devin Malone, catcher Michael Pair, RHP Joey Perrotta and LHP Alfonso Yevoli. Released RHP Casey Cannon, RHP Dan Goldstein and INF Nico Slater. WINDY CITY THUNDERBOLTS — Signed C Matt Scioscia. HOCKEY National Hockey League BOSTON BRUINS — Called up F Matt Fraser from Providence (AHL). Assigned F Justin Florek to Providence. EDMONTON OILERS — Signed C Bogdan Yakimov to a three-year entry-level contract. MONTREAL CANADIENS — Signed D Greg Pateryn to a two-year contract extension. NASHVILLE PREDATORS — Extended their affiliation agreement with Milwaukee (AHL) through the 2016-17 season. OTTAWA SENATORS — Signed D Mikael Wikstrand to a three-year entry-level contract. PHOENIX COYOTES — Signed G Marek Langhamer to a three-year entry-level contract. TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS — Signed coach Randy Carlyle to a two-year contract extension. Announced assistant coaches Dave Farrish, Greg Cronin and Scott Gordon will not return next season. SOCCER Major League Soccer CHIVAS USA — Acquired MF Marvin Chavez from Colorado for F Luke Moore. COLORADO RAPIDS — Acquired D Gale Agbossoumonde from Toronto FC for F Luke Moore. COLUMBUS CREW — Acquired a conditional 2016 second-round SuperDraft pick from Chivas USA for F Ryan Finley. COLLEGE NORTHEAST CONFERENCE — Announced the retirement coordinator of men's basketball officials Tom Lopes. Named Jack Sweeney coordinator of men's basketball officials. SOUTH ATLANTIC CONFERENCE — Named Kelsey Burglund director of external operations. SPRING HILL — Announced the resignation of director of facilities, intramurals & operations Angel Gray. TEXAS A&M — Named Rick Stansbury men's assistant basketball coach. The Players Championship The Associated Press Thursday’s Top First-Round Scores At TPC Sawgrass, Players Stadium Course, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. Purse: $10 million Yardage: 7,215; Par 72 (36-36) Martin Kaymer 29-34—63 Russell Henley 35-30—65 Sang-Moon Bae 33-33—66 Lee Westwood 33-34—67 Brian Stuard 34-33—67 Gonzalo Fdez-Castano 34-33—67 Gary Woodland 33-34—67 Jordan Spieth 32-35—67 Scott Stallings 35-32—67 Justin Rose 34-33—67 Sergio Garcia 35-32—67 Scott Brown 31-37—68 Ernie Els 34-34—68 Dustin Johnson 34-34—68 Pat Perez 34-34—68 Justin Leonard 34-34—68 Bill Haas 36-32—68 Joost Luiten 34-34—68 Brendon de Jonge 34-35—69 Geoff Ogilvy 39-30—69 Kevin Streelman 36-33—69 Jason Dufner 35-34—69 Zach Johnson 36-33—69 Graeme McDowell 33-36—69 Brendan Steele 35-34—69 Graham DeLaet 35-34—69 John Huh 33-36—69
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Thursday's Sports Transactions By The Associated Press BASEBALL American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES — Purchased the contract of C Caleb Joseph from Norfolk (IL). Optioned INF Jemile Weeks to Norfolk. HOUSTON ASTROS — Recalled RHP Josh Zeid from Oklahoma City (PCL). Optioned RHP Josh Fields to Oklahoma City. MINNESOTA TWINS — Placed OF Sam Fuld on the 7-day DL. Recalled INF Eduardo Nunez from Rochester (IL). Selected the contract of RHP Matt Guerrier from Rochester. Optioned LHP Logan Darnell, INF Pedro Florimon and C-OF Chris Herrmann to Rochester. LOS ANGELES ANGELS — Claimed LHP Brooks Raley off waivers from Minnesota. Designated LHP Buddy Boshers for assignment. TEXAS RANGERS — Placed INF Donnie Murphy on the 15-day DL. Purchased the contract of RHP Justin Germano from Round Rock (PCL). Recalled INF Luis Sardinas from Frisco (Texas). Purchased the contract of INF Rougned Odor from Frisco. Designated INF Josh Wilson and RHP Scott Baker for assignment. TORONTO BLUE JAYS — Activated 1B Adam Lind from the 15-day DL. Optioned RHP Chad Jenkins to Buffalo (IL). National League CHICAGO CUBS — Placed RHP Pedro Strop on the 15day DL. Recalled LHP Zac Rosscup from Iowa (PCL). PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES — Recalled RHP Luis Garcia from Lehigh Valley (IL). Sent RHP Shawn Camp outright to Lehigh Valley. PITTSBURGH PIRATES — Optioned RHP Phil Irwin to Indianapolis (IL).
Friday, May 9, 2014
Husband’s absence gives wife a taste of freedom from abuse
DEAR ABBY: I’m a 27year-old woman trapped in a loveless marriage. My husband is a few years younger, and very co-dependent. Before he dated me, he had never had a girlfriend or a sexual encounter. I came into the relationship with a child and some trust/fear issues because my ex had abused me. My husband has now become verbally, sexually and to a lesser degree, physically abusive, to the point of striking my 5-year-old son. I threw him out for that, but caved to pressure from my family to take him back. They think he’s a “stabilizing” influence in my life. They don’t know about, or can’t grasp, his abuse or the abuse I survived previously. If I hint at it, they accuse me of “lying for attention.” My husband has left for basic training with the army and will be gone for a few months. I already feel freer, lighter and more able to cope with things. If I leave him while he’s away, the social and family repercussions will be devastating. My son and I may be forced to relocate. I’m torn and afraid. I went through with the marriage only to please my family, as the abuse started before the wedding. It has been a year and a half, and for other Canadian women. They also offer education and empowerment programs so that victims will be less likely to be sweet-talked by their abusers into returning for more punishment. Don’t wait to reach out because your son’s physical and emotional health depend on it. If not for yourself, do it for him. *** DEAR ABBY: I have a friend who lives a few states away. We talk on the phone every week. Either she calls me or I call her. Every time she calls me, it’s when she is driving somewhere. As soon as she arrives at her destination or pulls up in her driveway, she says, “I’m home (here) now. Gotta go!” and hangs up. This has been going on for years. I stay on the phone all the time she rambles on and never cut her short. It’s really starting to get to me. What should I do? — FUMING IN FLORIDA DEAR FUMING: If this has been happening “for years” and you are just now writing me about it, I’d call that one slow burn. Pick up the phone, call your friend and tell her exactly how you feel about it. If you don’t, she’ll continue doing what she has been doing because she thinks it’s all right with you. *** Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. *** Abby shares more than 100 of her favorite recipes in two booklets: “Abby’s Favorite Recipes” and “More Favorite Recipes by Dear Abby.” Send your name and mailing address, plus check or money order for $14 (U.S. funds) to: Dear Abby, Cookbooklet Set, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. (Shipping and handling are included in the price.)
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all I can think about is getting out. Help me, please. — CANADIAN READER DEAR READER: Of course I will help. Deciding to leave an abusive partner can be wrenching as well as frightening. However, because abuse tends to escalate, it is what you MUST do. Your and your child’s safety could depend on it. It is shameful that your family isn’t supportive, but don’t let that stop you. Relocate if you must. You need to form an escape plan. The way to do that is to call the National Domestic Violence Hotline. The phone number is 800799-7233. Counselors there can refer you to help in your area — they have done this
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02 Jeep Grand Cherokee Ltd. 4dr., loaded, auto, 2 or 4 wheel, alloys, extra's, black, with saddle, $2500 401-301-0056 05 MERCEDES Benz, Class 320, all wheel drive, 10k miles, black $15,000 or best. 401-783-0099
SELL YOUR CAR, VAN OR TRUCK THE EASY WAY. 130 Campers Call the classified team at RV's - Trailers The Times today. Tell more than 40,000 adult readers in the are about 1997 OLDS Achieva, 4 cyl., your vehicle. It's easy to auto, runs great, $1,295 do, just dial 401-722or best. 769-0095 or 4000. or visit us at www.- 2007 COACHMEN 5th 401-447-4451 wheel 37 ft. camper, 3 1999 VOLKWAGON Passat, 4 door, loaded, V6, 126 Trucks blue, wheels, nice, must see. $1,250. 401-3011986 FORD Ranger, pick 0056 up, 2WD, 4 cyl. auto, 2001 Kia Sportage. 4 cylin- runs good., new sticker der, 4 wheel drive, 5 2015 $995.00. 769-0095 speed, 148k miles, new or 401-447-4451 tires. $1500. Call 401769-2350 2002 HONDA Accord LX Sedan, loaded, auto, 4 cyl. Runs like new, must 1997 Ford E350 Van. Runs see $1,750. Call 401- great, $1,000 or best offer. Call 401-265-2616 241-0413
slide outs, king bed, queen pull out sofa, applianced
$23,000. 401-286-3356
204 General Help Wanted
HELP wanted drivers needLOOKING FOR SOME- DOWNTOWN area 3 room ed to transport special LIGHT Blue French Provin- THING HARD TO FIND? with kitchen & bath, all needs students to school. cial living room set. Make Be sure to look in the utilities furnished, private 10 positions available, offer. Call 401-309-4981 classified pages of The entrance 401-524-1361 must be 21 yrs. old with TImes every day. Surely valid drivers license for 3 you'll find interesting yrs. 7D Driver license a things that you may want 306 House/Duplexes plus, routes available imor need. The Times is the For Rent mediately. Call Renee/Jan 261 Coins & Stamps SECRETARY 4 BIG draws, perfect marketplace you 6 slots, cubby hole, 3 at Mark's Transportation small draws, $50 plus can enjoy in the comfort 508-473-3600 or drop in of your own home. There NEW TODAY at 51 East Main Street, 1921 Morgan Silver Dollar yrs. old, needs refinishing is something for every$40.00. 401-769-5106 Milford, MA one in The Times classi- WOONSOCKET grading PCGS MS62: 4 bed fieds! $48.00. Woonsocket house, private yard, off st 401-597-64236 parking for 2, large rooms, hook ups, wood stove, gas heat not inBuying US coins dated be266 Garage – Yard cluded, $1400mo. 1st mo. NATUREWORKS Land- fore 1965: dimes $1.18, & security, references rescape, Mowing Foreman quarters $2.95, halves Sales – Flea Markets quired. Section 8 unavailWalpole, MA. Requires $5.90. Woonsocket 401able.Call 603-320-8080 valid driver's license w/ 597-6426 good record, 0-2 yrs experience, will train Mon21 Moses Brown St., Provday-Saturday (40-50 263 Farm idence. Saturday, May hrs/wk) $14-$18/hr. Call 10th; 8am-2pm. Some anEquipment 508-660-3139 or tiques, household, etc. jjones@natureworksland MILKING Machine DeLavalle Speedette, 30 qt., complete w/piping &
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Chimney sweeps, Will train. Learn a trade. Earn up to 50k-80k per year Benefits. Year round. 4 Mill St., Bellingham 508966-2316
127 Vans
PART time Office, 4PMMerchandise Unfurnished 8Pm, Mon thru Thurs., 330 Brokers - Agents 7:30am-5PM Sat. no exceptions, duties include 264 Fuel – Firewood but not limited to phones, FIND A HOME. Sell a - Woodstoves cashiering, data entry & Antique Wooden barrel home. Find a tenant. Call filing. Apply in person with steel rings and re- CENTRAL FALLS - 1 bed, the classified team at The Anchor Subaru, 949 Edmovable top. Very good new bath & appliances. Times to place your addie Dowling Hwy. North SMALL coal & wood stove condition. $25. Call 401- Heat, hot water, gas incl. vertisement. Call 401$650/mo. 401-724-9713 $99.00. 508-883-9323 Smithfield 02896 333-5967 722-4000
fittings, excellent condition $499/best 508-883-9323
273 Miscellaneous
304 Apartments
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