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November 27, 2013

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PAWTUCKET – Calling it “a very important building block for economic development,” Providence Mayor Angel Taveras unveiled a $24.6 million plan on Tuesday to provide pre-kindergarten classes for every 4-year-old in the state. Early childhood education “pays long-term dividends,” Taveras, a Democratic candidate for governor. told reporters at the Heritage Park YMCA. “It is one of the best investments we can make right
now. It will benefit us for years and years to come.” Citing a National Institutes of Health study, he said, “We know that pre-kindergarten graduates are more likely to attend college, to attain a full-time job and to have health insurance later in life.” On the other hand, he noted, “Those without a high school diploma are four times as likely to be unemployed in Rhode Island. And one of the best predictors for high school graduation is whether a child is reading at grade level by third grade.” He said the three key components for getting youngsters to read at grade level are early childhood education, reducing chronic absenteeism, and summer learning. “We need to build a diverse
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Providence Mayor Angel Taveras jokes with pre-K students from Ready to Learn and the Heritage Park YMCA before reading his book “How to Do Well in School” to them Tuesday. He visited the YMCA to introduce his plan for statewide pre-K education, his first major policy initiative in his campaign for governor.
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HOLLY TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A llama spotted wandering for nearly six months in Michigan has been captured and is getting a new home. reports the llama that Kathy Kuzma calls “Dolly” was found Saturday in Oakland County’s Holly Township, about 40 miles northwest of Detroit. Kuzma has been on the lookout for the animal, which had been wandering her neighborhood.
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Beverly Laprade, left, and Jazlyn Contreras, 14, both of Pawtucket, join other volunteers to help pack food items for 500 Pawtucket families with Pawtucket First Lady Laureen Grebien at the Blackstone Valley Tourism Center Friday night. The food baskets were distributed Tuesday, in time for Thanksgiving.
LINCOLN – A 48-yearold Cumberland woman was charged with felony possession of cocaine after she allegedly purchased a quantity of the drug from a male subject at the Twin River casino on Thursday. Lt. Wayne N. Bouthillette reported Deborah Farias was observed on Twin River security video sitting at a live blackjack table at about 3:40 a.m. but not playing prior to the alleged transaction. An unknown male subject was observed approaching Farias with a closed fist and placing a plastic bag with a powdery substance inside into her hand,
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PAWTUCKET — “Rainy day fund” or deficit reducer? Thanks to an increase in state aid and money left in a medical reserve account, the School
Department closed out fiscal year 2013 with a surplus. Yet, school officials and the state auditor general have very different opinions on how some of that surplus should be used. At its last meeting, the School Committee learned
that at the close of fiscal 2013, there had been a surplus of about $1 million in the general budget and about $830,000 in medical reserves. However, as of the first quarter of the current fiscal year 2014, which had included expenditures
for increased enrollment and unanticipated ceiling repairs, there was a deficit of $943,857. Upon the recommendation of Schools Supt. Deborah Cylke and the school finance director, the School Committee voted to
use $943,857 from the fiscal 2013 surplus to balance the fiscal 2014 budget to date. They took no action on the medical reserve account, which at that point amounted to about
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PROVIDENCE — Shoppers won’t be lining up for Thanksgiving Day deals at stores in Rhode Island, Maine and Massachusetts. They can’t. It’s the legacy of so-called “blue laws,” which prohibit large supermarkets, big box stores and department stores from opening on Thanksgiving. Some business groups complain, but many shoppers, workers and even retailers say they’re satisfied with a one-day reprieve from work and holiday shopping. Some business groups complain it’s an
unnecessary barrier during an era of 24hour online shopping, and there have been some recent failed legislative attempts to change things. But many shoppers, workers and even retailers say they’re satisfied with the status quo: a one-day reprieve from work and holiday shopping. “I shop all year. People need to be with their families on Thanksgiving,” said Debra Wall, of Pawtucket, who will remain quite happily at home Thursday, cooking a meal for 10. The holiday shopping frenzy has crept deeper than ever into Thanksgiving this year. Macy’s, J.C. Penney and Staples will open on Thanksgiving for the first time. Toys R Us will open at 5 p.m., and
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Now, it appears that the state auditor general agrees with the city. On Nov. 13, Dennis E. Hoyle, from the Office of the Auditor General, met with Mayor Donald Grebien and Cylke to discuss the city’s deficit reduction plan for fiscal 2012. In a subsequent memo to Grebien and Cylke, Hoyle wrote that the Office of the Auditor General “appreciates the challenges” the city and schools are facing due to required safety improvements for some school buildings, as well as the School Committee’s desire to use the expected fiscal 2013 school operating surplus to address these unbudgeted repairs so as to avoid a deficit for fiscal 2014. However, he wrote that “due to the ‘mechanics’ of the financial reporting process...those amounts would not be actually available to address that need.” Hoyle noted that Rhode Island General Laws require the city to submit a plan to eliminate a cumulative deficit for its approval. Prompt development of such a plan “is necessary for the city to demonstrate its commitment to sound financial management to ratings agencies and others,” wrote Hoyle. Hoyle also wrote that, “while not specifically stated in the General Laws, we believe resolution of deficits reported in audited financial statements for a prior period take precedents over anticipated deficits for a current fiscal year.” He also added, “In essence, a known audited deficit would have priority over an unaudited, projected deficit for an incomplete fiscal year due in part to the fact that time remains potentially to address that situation.” Hoyle added that “The city can potentially eliminate the fiscal 2012 deficit relatively quickly.” Applying the school surplus would leave about $700,000 that the city could address by other measures, such as additional appropriations or expenditure waivers. When asked about Hoyle’s memo, Cylke said she is planning to schedule a special School Committee session to discuss the matter and wished to refrain from further comment until that time. Grebien told The Times Tuesday that the clearing up of the schools’ previous deficits is extremely important as the city seeks to improve its bond rating. He noted that if this fiscal 2012 school deficit can be eliminated, it will mean no deficit situations for the last three years in a row. He noted that while there are remaining installments left to be paid on the fiscal 2010 school deficit as part of a reduction plan, this was incurred
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prior to his taking office. Grebien said that he and his financial team believe that school leaders had essentially committed this $1.8 million surplus to erasing the previous fiscal year’s deficit and are now trying to pull back some of the money. He added that the city is on firm legal footing to require that the money be applied to the 2012 deficit. “We are meeting with the schools again on Dec. 6 to discuss this matter,” he said. Director of Administration Tony Pires noted that in its recent review, the Fitch Ratings service, which affirmed the city's BBB- rating but upgraded its outlook to “positive,” cited the past school deficits as a matter of concern. He said that the Moody’s rating service releases its ratings analysis in the spring, so city officials are hoping for an improved bond rating at that time.
$890,563. Several School Committee members, as well as Cylke, made the case for keeping the medical reserve money in the school budget as a cushion for any unexpected expenses that arise. The ongoing problems with the school ceiling repairs, as well as the upcoming teachers’ contract, were cited as being among the reasons why the schools needed to hold on to any extra money. To not do so would simply result in another deficit situation being created, several stated. City officials have said they strongly disagree, and believe all of the surplus from the past fiscal year should have been applied toward the fiscal 2012 deficit, which is still outstanding at about $2.3 million.
economy and we need to build one that is prepared for the future,” Taveras said. “That is what this is about today.” The mayor dubbed Tuesday’s presentation “the first major policy announcement of the 2014 Rhode Island governor’s race.” The universal pre-kindergarten would roll out gradually over an eight-year period, Taveras said, or, as his press release confidently put it, by the end of his second
term as governor. In the first year, he envisions prekindergarten slots for 700 children at a cost of $6.5 million. In the first four years, he added, “the goal is to have an additional 2,650 spots,” costing $24.6 million. Another goal the mayor set is to have full-day kindergarten statewide. “Obviously, if we are going to invest in pre-kindergarten, we should also look at the next building block, and that is kindergarten. By using just a small percentage of the $49 million approached the suspect and asked her to go with them to the Lincoln Police office at Twin River. Farias initially indicated the item passed to her hand had been medication, but Bouthillette said he observed the bag of the powdery substance in her opened purse and asked her what it contained. After indicating she was holding the contraband for someone, Farias was charged with possession of cocaine and transported to police headquarters for processing on the felony, police said. She was given a Superior Court date of Jan. 23, police said. In an unrelated Twin River incident on Saturday, Luis Nadalez, 48, of Warren, was charged with disorderly conduct following a disturbance in the Lighthouse Bar at about 12:25 p.m. Patrolman Christopher T. Hannon reported he and other officers responding to the disturbance found Nadalez being detained after an apparent fight with another man. The victim stated Nadalez punched him in the eye as the two began to argue over a mutual friend. The victim declined to press charges over the assault, and Nadalez was subsequently charged with disorderly conduct and released on a summons to appear in District Court, Hannon reported.
the state receives annually in federal Title 1 Program money, Taveras said, it could defray some of the $6.5 million cost. But he pointed to savings in other parts of the state budget to help pay for the pre-kindergarten plan, supplemented by private grants and money from charitable foundations. The state currently pays about $15 million — or $98,000 per student — at its Training School, he said. “What is the return we are seeing on that?” Taveras asked. By not spending on
early childhood education now, he suggested, “we are going to continue to see that kind of cost later on.” “I would like to focus on reducing the population at the Training School, expanding the state Drug Court, expanding the things we can do to reduce the need for the Training School. It’s not money well spent when you are paying $98,000 a child.” By finding a way to cut the state’s $90 million annual overtime costs by 10 percent, Taveras noted, there would be another $9 million
to put toward the pre-K classes. “This is about what our priorities are for the future,” he said. Pointing to a nearby room where he had just read to a group of pre-kindergarten students, Taveras declared, “My priority, more than anything, is making sure that the children in that classroom had the same opportunities I’ve had growing up.” Taveras has credited his time at Head Start preschool for starting an education career that ended with his graduating from
Harvard. Taveras had read to the students from his book “How to Do Well in School,” providing a copy to each student. The book says that if children “do well in school (they) can do anything they want…even be mayor of Providence. With a lift of the eyebrows to the reporters in the back of the room, he added, “We’re going to change that to governor of Rhode Island.”
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Bouthillette alleged. After Farias placed the plastic bag in her purse and gave the male subject money, he was observed leaving the area, police said. Farias was then observed leaving the table and going to a restroom, Bouthillette said. After reviewing the apparent narcotics transaction on video, Bouthillette and Twin River security personnel
Wal-Mart, already open 24 hours in many locations, will start holiday deals at 6 p.m., two hours earlier than last year. In recent years, some retail employees and their supporters have started online petitions to protest stores that open on Thanksgiving — but shoppers keep coming. Bill Rennie, vice president of the Retailers Association of Massachusetts, said many shoppers are crossing into border states that allow Thanksgiving shopping, including Connecticut, Vermont, New York or New Hampshire, which is even more alluring because it doesn't have a sales tax. “Why not give stores in Massachusetts the option?” he said. The group has backed legislation, which has so far gone nowhere, to roll back the laws and allow stores to open on Thanksgiving and Christmas. That would include grocery stores, which also must stay closed on the holidays. Woe to the Massachusetts cook who forgets a crucial ingredient or messes up the turkey and is forced to find a replacement at a convenience store. Convenience stores are allowed to open, as are movie theaters, pharmacies, restaurants and some other businesses. The laws do not prohibit stores from opening at non-traditional hours Friday, and some will open at midnight or 1 a.m., when holiday deals will start.
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Blue laws were once widespread throughout the country and are thought to date back to Colonial times, although some of the current regulations in Maine were instituted in the 1960s. The name may be derived from an 18th-century usage of blue meaning “rigidly moral,” according to the Encyclopedia Brittanica. The rules vary among the states. Retailers smaller than 5,000 square feet can operate in Maine, for example. Thanksgiving and Christmas are the main holidays affected in all three states, but in Massachusetts, blue laws also prohibit stores from opening on the mornings of Columbus and Veterans Day without state permission. Easter and New Year’s Day are also sometimes included. Rhode Island lawmakers have in recent years rolled back blue law prohibitions on Sunday sales of alcohol and cars, but the Thanksgiving ban remains. Maine lawmakers shot down legislation this year that would have allowed stores to open on the holiday. Law enforcement officials in all three states said there had been no recent incidents they could recall of retailers breaking the law. In 2005, Massachusetts Attorney General Tom Reilly sent a warning letter to upscale grocery chain Whole Foods after a competitor discovered it was planning to open on Thanksgiving. In Maine, a violation is punishable by up to six months in prison and a $1,000 fine. Maine allows certain sporting goods stores to remain open, an
exemption that allows Freeport-based outdoor retailer L.L. Bean to operate 24 hours per day, 365 days per year. Spokeswoman Carolyn Beem said workers sign up for shifts on a volunteer basis and get paid extra for working the holiday. She said they generally have more volunteers than shifts on what she calls a generally slower business day. But along the New Hampshire border, the Kittery Trading Post in Kittery, Maine, will remain closed, even though it could operate under the same exemption, said vice president Fox Keim. He said giving employees the day off is part of the store’s “core values.” “What’s more important to us is keeping our staff happy and keeping morale at the company at a high level,” he said. Diane Mareira, who has worked for BJ’s Wholesale Club for 29 years and now manages its store in Northborough, Mass., said she remembers the days when people spent Sundays home with their families, but said that has all changed. BJ’s, which operates stores in 15 states, won't open until Friday, even in states that allow it. “You have both parents working in the household. There’s very few days that you can set aside and dedicate to your families,” Mareira said. “Those are days that we should be home.” Mareira said she’s planning to do just that on Thursday. She’ll have her extended family over to cook, eat and enjoy the day with each other.
Judge clears way for Landmark acquisition
Dec. 31 closing slated for deal on hospital
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WOONSOCKET – After a five-and-half-year odyssey in court-supervised receivership, Superior Court Judge Michael A. Silverstein on Tuesday cleared the way for Landmark Medical Center to be acquired by Prime Healthcare Services of California. The ruling came in the form of two orders by Silverstein, one granting court-appointed Special Master Jonathan Savage’s petition to sell Landmark’s assets to Prime Healthcare
Services-Landmark LLC, “free and clear of liens, claims and encumbrances,” and the other approving a compromise on Landmark’s payment of “all claims of Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island.” The judge also approved a closing date of Dec. 31 for the transaction while reserving the option of an extension “by order of this court” after a notice and hearing. The decision approving the hospital’s transaction also noted it was subject “to the compromises negotiated with Blue Cross, Blue Shield of Rhode Island,” and the entities set forth in the court’s orders. It covers Prime Healthcare’s acquisition of Landmark, the Rehabilitation Hospital of Rhode Island in North
Smithfield, and related Landmark properties near its Cass Avenue campus under a transaction expected to total $80 million in proceeds, capital investments, cost settlements, loan repayments, and staff development and retention contributions. Silverstein’s decision follows earlier action by state Department of Health Director Dr. Michael Fine and Attorney General Peter Kilmartin granting similar nods of approval to the sale. The state officials reviewed the proposal under the terms of the state’s Hospital Conversion Act and in recommending Landmark’s acquisition, also cleared the way for the first nonprofit acute care hospital to assume for-profit operation if the transaction is
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completed. “It is not possible to thank everyone who has brought us to this moment,” Rick Charest, president of Landmark and Rehabilitation Hospital of Rhode Island, said of Silverstein’s rulings on Tuesday. “During the last fiveand-a-half years we have certainly seen our share of highs and lows,” Charest said. “This could not have happened without the support, patience and dedication of our hardworking employees and medical staff, and the support of the community.” Charest also pointed to the “unprecedented” investment Prime Healthcare Services will be making in the northern Rhode Island community, and offered “that without their support it is hard to envision how we would have remained operational. Their commitment to capital improvements, physician recruitment and quality outcomes will truly benefit the greater Woonsocket community and the Northern Rhode Island healthcare consumer,” Charest said. Although a key healthcare provider and employer of 1,100 in Northern Rhode Island, Landmark has long been burdened by the costs of serving a high population of uninsured or underinsured patients.
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PAC announces open studio event & exhibit
LOCAL Slater Mill receives $483K grant for restoration project
Museum’s Interim Executive Director Keith Fayan said “the Champlin Foundations’ grant is a testament to the importance of Slater Mill in our national history. Indeed, Slater Mill is the premiere historical site symbolizing our nation’s shift from an agricultural society to an industrialized society. The Champlin Foundations are truly champions of this National Historic Landmark, and their generosity will ensure that the Mill will continue to stand for the education and enjoyment of future generations.” This grant will fund a full exterior restoration including reshingling the roof, repairing clapboards, restoring windows and trim, and priming and painting the entire exterior. Although the cupolas atop both Slater Mill and Wilkinson Mill were restored in 2011, the
PAWTUCKET — The Pawtucket Arts Collaborative (PAC) and the artists on the third floor of Lorrain Mills Studios are pleased to announce their partnership in opening their doors on Dec. 7 in order to share the works of many of the area’s most popular artists and entrepreneurs. There will be over 20 studios on one floor filled with photography, mosaics, textile design, paintings, sculpture, ceramics and turned wood open from 11a.m. to 7 p.m. for one day only. This year the open studio event will coincide with the last days of the much anticipated PAC 10x10x10 exhibit and sale. The10x10x10 Show is now in its sixth year and draws artists from all over New England. Every piece in the show is for sale for only $150 — a highly discounted price. The public is invited to visit this Exhibit inside the New PAC Mill gallery before you go upstairs to the artist studios Come and enjoy the works of hundreds of artists all under one roof.
PAWTUCKET — Slater Mill Museum is pleased to announce the receipt of a $483,000 grant from the Champlin Foundations for the exterior restoration of Slater Mill. Champlin Foundations are the Cranston based private foundations, which gives grants to institutions and organizations for capital improvement projects. This award will provide the museum with one of the largest grants in the nonprofit’s 93 year history. Slater Mill, the first successful cotton spinning mill in America and Birthplace of American Industrial Revolution, is one of three buildings on the museum’s grounds and focal point of the National Historic Site. Slater Mill’s exterior has been deteriorating over the past few years, with parts of the building now in critical condition. Slater Mill
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roof was last shingled almost 20 years ago in 1994, while the building’s last painting and window restoration were performed in 2007. Upon realizing the enormity of the project, the museum initially considered
conducting the work piecemeal, addressing the areas of greatest need first and working section by section until restoration was complete. With the Champlin Foundations grant, together with a $25,000 grant received from the City of
Pawtucket in 2012, work on the restoration can be done all at once; thereby reducing the project’s overall cost and causing minimal disruption to visitors of the museum. Work on the exterior is expected to begin in 2014. Slater Mill Museum is located at 67 Roosevelt Avenue in the heart of downtown Pawtucket and specializes in the exhibition of cotton spinning and textile machinery. A registered National Historic Landmark and “Birthplace of the American Industrial Revolution,” the museum is open to the public from 10am-4pm seven days a week from April through October and on reduced schedule between November and March. Visit for further information about its scheduled programs and activities.
Memorial donates coats to local families in need
PAWTUCKET— The temperature has dropped and cold weather is upon us. Struggling Rhode Islanders in local communities are in need of winter coats, hats, scarves, gloves and more. Employees at Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island recently participated in a Warm-a-Heart Coat Drive sponsored by The Neighborhood Alliance of Pawtucket. Memorial Hospital joined in this city-wide event to warm the hearts of local families in need. The hospital collected about 200 winter apparel items. The hospital’s coat drive ran for three weeks in November. Representatives from The Neighborhood Alliance of Pawtucket will distribute the winter clothes to residents of Pawtucket and surrounding communities this week. The Neighborhood Alliance of Pawtucket is comprised of more than 15 organizations from various neighborhood and business associations. Arthur Plitt, Alliance president, said “We volunteer and work to make our local communities even better places in which to live, work and play.” Mr. Plitt continued, “Thank you to Memorial Hospital for their generosity and eagerness to help the families that we serve. The donation of coats, hats, scarves, gloves and mittens and more is greatly appreciated.” Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island is committed to projects to benefit Rhode Islanders in need and supports the efforts of The Neighborhood Alliance of Pawtucket.
Cumberland Library hosts Cookies and Codes for Teens
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CUMBERLAND — On Wednesday, Dec. 11, the Cumberland Public Library will host a program, Cookies and Code for Teens from 6 to 7 p.m. for ages 11 to 18. We live in a world surrounded by technology. But only a tiny fraction of us ever learn how computers work, or how to create software technology. Computer Science provides a foundation for virtually any career and our entire population can benefit from learning the basics. This year, for Computer Science Education Week, a massive campaign called the Hour of Code is inviting 10 million participants to try one hour of introductory computer science. The Cumberland Public Library invites middle and high school students to join in participating in this ambitious goal. We’ll supply some delicious cookies, some fun and exciting coding games, and a chance to be a part of history. Call, email, or stop by the reference desk to reserve your spot today. For more information, contact Jenn Cournoyer at (401) 333-2552 x2 or
The Warm-a-Heart Coat Drive held at Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island collected 200 winter apparel items for local families in need. Pictured from left are Cezarina Jackson, public relations specialist at Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island; Nicholas Fleming, volunteer, and Arthur Plitt, president, both from The Neighborhood Alliance of Pawtucket; Dane Gilroy, storeroom coordinator, and Donald Oliveira, manager of the storeroom, both from Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island.
Family Christmas concert at the Weaver Library
EAST PROVIDENCE — Looking for a jolly evening for the whole family? Come hear the Very Merry Dickens Carolers in concert at the Weaver Library, 41 Grove Ave., on Wednesday, Dec. 11, at 6:30 p.m. Now in their 10th season, the Very Merry Dickens Carolers are professional singers who love the music of the season and enjoy bringing its festive sounds to audiences. Dressed in Victorian costumes, the carolers sing in rich four-part a cappella harmony performing some of the best music of the holidays in a concert that all ages will enjoy. Join us for a holly-jolly evening. This concert is free and open to all. For more information contact the library at 434-2453.
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LINCOLN – Coastway Community Bank is relocating its Lincoln branch to a state-of-the art building, more centrally located at 618 George Washington Highway. The new location will open its doors on Monday, Dec. 2, led by branch manager, Laura Cabral. Coastway has been serving Lincoln residents at its previous Front Street location since 1998. Coastway’s new Lincoln office will be open Monday through Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Fridays, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Saturdays, from 8 a.m. to noon. Drive through hours will be available Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Fridays, from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturdays, from 8 a.m. to noon.
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We must prevent voter fraud
For some time now there has been great criticism of laws passed in some states (Rhode Island among them) requiring voters to produce photo IDs at the time of voting; criticism too of laws aimed at restricting the amount of early (pre-Election Day) voting. It is argued that these laws are motivated by an attempt to “suppress” the votes of minorities, especially African Americans. And why would anybody wish to suppress the black vote? Because the overwhelming majority of blacks tend to vote Democratic. In 2008, for instance, 95 percent of black voters voted for Obama, and in 2012 93 percent of black voters voted for him. And this was not simply, or even chiefly, because he is himself a black man. Based on the last half-century of presidential elections, we can be pretty sure that any Democratic candidate in 2008 or 2012 would, regardless of race, have gotten at least 90 percent of the African American vote. Obama picked up a few extra percentage points because of his race, but not many. In any case, it is alleged by the critics of laws requiring voter photo IDs and laws cutting back on early voting that the motive behind these laws is to suppress the black Democratic vote. And this may well be true in most states; for in almost all states in which such laws have been enacted, the enacting body has been a Republican legislature; and of course it is easy to believe that Republican politicians would like to see smaller numbers of Democratic voters. However, this was not the case in Rhode Island, where it was a General Assembly overwhelmingly controlled by Democrats that enacted the photo ID law. Whatever the motive of the Rhode Island General Assembly may have been, it was certainly not to suppress Democratic voter turnout. Critics of these laws argue that they are not at all necessary, for the amount of voter fraud in the United States is minimal or non-existent. While I am sympathetic to the critics (except in the Rhode Island case) when they say that the motive behind the laws has been Democratic voter suppression, I am not at all sympathetic when they proceed to minimize the possibilities of voter fraud. You have to be very ignorant of American political history to imagine that cheating in elections is a non-problem. One can readily imagine that voter fraud is not a problem in places like Sweden and Norway, where everybody is pretty wellbehaved; but how can anybody imagine that it is not a problem in the United States, where, I regret to say, many people are badly behaved? It’s not just that we have a high general
By David Carlin
crime rate in the U.S. In particular we have always had, at least since the days when the Founding Fathers passed from the scene, very high levels of political corruption. I hope I won’t shock any innocent readers by telling them that high levels of political corruption continue to this very day. And one of the most important species of this corruption has been voter fraud. In the course of American history many elections have been stolen – at the local, state, and perhaps even national levels. Exactly how many, nobody can be sure; for if an election is well-stolen, it will also be relatively well-concealed. There has been ballot-box stuffing; bribing of voters; deliberate miscounting of votes by election officials; voting by using the names of dead voters; and of course the refusal in the South to allow blacks to vote during the era of race segregation (from about 1877 to 1965), despite the 15th Amendment. Given this terrible history of voter fraud, it is foolish to say that voter fraud is a nonproblem. Today there are three main threats to electoral integrity in the US: 1. The possibility that non-citizens may vote. Given the immense number of non-citizen aliens in the US, not to mention illegal aliens, this is a significant danger. 2. Early voting, especially when done by mail ballot, opens the door for semi-coercion of elderly and/or uneducated voters. 3. Computerized voting makes it possible to rig the vote by programming the computer in the “right” way. We don’t need, as the critics allege, less attention to be paid to the possibility of voter fraud. We need lots and lots and lots of attention. David Carlin, a professor of sociology and philosophy at Community College of Rhode Island, is a former Democratic majority leader of the Rhode Island Senate.
Munich-Iran anology for nuke deal is absurd
Pay not the slightest attention to the people yelling “Munich” about the Iran nuclear deal. The name of the charming, beer-loving Bavarian city has become a lazy, allpurpose argument against any international agreement, regardless of content or merit. It’s no surprise to see a headline like “Worse than Munich” from Breitbart, the right-wing news site whose writers, suffering from Stage 5 Obama Derangement Syndrome, would object if the president came out in support of pumpkin pie. But even commentators who should know better are resorting to the empty Munich analogy. Post columnist Charles Krauthammer, appearing on Fox News, said of the agreement, “This is a sham from beginning to end. It’s the worst deal since Munich.” Republican political strategist Alex Castellanos went straight to the historical source, tweeting a link to the speech Winston Churchill made in the House of Eugene Robinson Commons after Neville Chamberlain returned from Munich. To Krauthammer, Castellanos and others in the Munich crowd who are not totally ignorant of history, I say this: Take a deep breath, have a sip of decaf and examine your words for meaning. You won’t find any. “Munich” is being used to mean craven appeasement. Historians argue about how Chamberlain’s agreement with Adolf Hitler should ultimately be judged, but let’s stipulate that the conventional view is correct: The British prime minister threw Czechoslovakia under the bus of Hitler’s territorial ambitions in the foolish hope that this gutless surrender would make Britain safe. In Geneva, a coalition of great powers, led by the United States, signed a pact with Iran that surrenders nothing except a small fraction of the money that has been withheld or confiscated through sanctions. Iran, by contrast, surrenders the right to enrich uranium to threatening levels, has to dilute half its stock of dangerously enriched uranium and turn the rest into reactor fuel, refrain from making any new nuclear facilities operational and submit to daily inspections. That’s not a good deal; it’s a great deal. The Munich crowd says the “surrender” is the agreement’s recognition of Iran’s right to enrich uranium. The document is deliberately ambiguous on this point, but to the extent any right is acknowledged, it is the right to produce low-grade fuel for reactors – fuel that simply cannot be used for a bomb. But the Iranians might cheat, says the Munich crowd. That’s true, but we’ll know about it – because of inspections Iran acquiesced to in the deal – and the agreement will be void. And we’ll be better off because Iran will be further away from being able to make a bomb than it is today. The Munich crowd seems to believe that some combination of bombing runs and cruise missiles – short of a full-scale invasion, of course – can wipe out not just Iran’s nuclear facilities (a questionable assumption) but all trace of nuclear knowledge and expertise. This is preposterous. What do they propose, lining up all Iranian physicists and shooting them? It’s not possible to control what Iran’s scientists know – or, for that matter, what its leaders say in their grotesque speeches. But what’s important is what those leaders actually do. Right now, they’re taking a big step back from the brink. So screaming “Munich” in this instance is absurd. When you think about it, though, it’s always absurd. The word has become a substitute for thought, a replacement for argument; it relieves those who use it from the obligation of actual ideas. If you think there’s something wrong with the Geneva agreement, explain what that shortcoming might be. The Munich crowd substitutes historical resonance for actual history – and, to paraphrase Shakespeare, gives us sound and fury that signifies nothing.
It’s all about the mammon, right?
Here come Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, and Christmas. It’s a month-long season of friends and family, spiritual reflection, and time to decompress from our usual helterskelter lives, right? Good lord, shout the corporate bosses, are you nuts? Do you think America is some kind of Norman Rockwell fantasyland? This is the season of mass consumerism, bucko. So lift your tail-end out of that La-Z-Boy and hit the malls — pronto. And if you happen to have a job in a chain store, don’t even think about taking a holiday — or you won’t have a job the next day. Let us now praise the one God we all serve: mammon. Years ago, Macy’s started “Black Friday” sales as a kickoff to this Holy Month of Frenzied Commercialization. But it produced such a surge of profit that Walmart and other chains converted to the Church of Perpetual Selling. Black Friday used to begin the morning after Thanksgiving. Last year, reaching for more, the Elmer Gantrys of Walmart dared to desecrate Thanksgiving itself by opening their doors to the Black Friday masses at 8 p.m. — on the night of the Thursday holiday. This year, Macy’s, Target, Toys “R” Us, J.C. Penney, Best Buy, Kohl’s, and others are also pushing the Friday Shop-a-Rama into Thursday. Walmart will open at 6 p.m., intruding even deeper into Thanksgiving’s
By Jim Hightower
family dinner hour. And, pushing excess to a new high, Kmart will open at 6 a.m. on Thanksgiving morning. Yes, 6 a.m.! Still, a Walmart executive says, “We thought 6 o’clock was the exact right time to win the weekend.” Wow — did you ever think of Thanksgiving as something to “win”? But, then, your spiritual devotion to mammon probably isn’t as ardent as that executive’s. Meanwhile, the same guy reports that the one-million low-wage workers who’ll have to staff the Thanksgiving profit grab are “really excited to work that day.” Sure they are. As long as you think “excited” means furious.
As others see it: Doris Lessing
The Valley News of Lebanon (N.H.), Nov. 20, 2013 For a graying generation or two of women in this country and throughout much of the Western world, author Doris Lessing will be remembered not so much as the polemicist she was but as a literary prophet. While her radical politics and nonconformist behavior occasionally led to public censure, she was nonetheless revered for giving voice to silent members of her sex at a time when many felt stifled by the conventions of marriage and motherhood. Lessing, who died Sunday, Nov. 17, in London just shy of her 95th birthday, was a maverick who expressed herself in a variety of genres, including poetry and science fiction. She was not, in truth, a consistent or consistently polished prose stylist. But she attempted, as she put it, “to break a form; to break certain forms of consciousness and go beyond them.” She is best known for her 1962 breakthrough novel, “The Golden Notebook,” a multilayered narrative about an emotionally fragile single mother striving to make sense of her personal, professional and political life — much like Lessing herself at the time. “The Golden Notebook” has been called the founding novel of the feminist movement, avidly read by women seeking to raise their consciousness during the stirrings of the late 1960s and 1970s.
Letter to the Editor
Search for turkeys turns up trouble instead
In the spirit of Thanksgiving, my company decided this year to donate turkeys and hams to a local church to feed the needy this Thanksgiving. On Monday, Nov. 25, I and a co-worker went to Stop and Shop in North Smithfield to purchase 20 turkeys for the holiday. We loaded up our carts and proceeded to the checkout. The very polite cashier informed us that we could only buy one turkey with our Stop and Shop card. We explained to her what we were doing and asked if we could speak to the manager. The assistant manager came over to us and explained that he did not have the authority to override such a purchase, but he could get the store manager for us to speak with. The store manager, Mike Poirier, came over to us and told us we couldn’t buy them all at once. We proceeded to inform him that we were going to donate them to a church nearby and he simply said I don’t know what to tell you. My co-worker than asked if we came in with 20 different people would we be able to buy the turkeys and the manager replied yes. While the thought of that was ludicrous, what was more disturbing was the manager’s demeanor. He unequivocally did not want to hear what we were asking for. I completely understand that every company has policies to adhere to, but Mike the Manager was completely rude and downright nasty in dealing with us in what was a good deed for the community. We didn’t ask for anything free, but to simply allow us to purchase 20 turkeys at the sale price without twenty transactions. Disappointed is only one of the words I would use to describe Mike’s handling of the situation. Think twice before shopping at Stop and Shop in North Smithfield this holiday season. You too might want to give something to someone less fortunate only to find Mike the Corporate Manager is really the Grinch this holiday season. Katrina A. Therien Former Stop and Shop Customer Editor’s note: The Call contacted Stop & Shop on Tuesday. A company spokesperson said the company would not comment on Ms. Therien’s complaint.
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Repairs almost done on part of Cliff Walk
The southernmost section of the Cliff Walk between Bailey’s Beach and Ledge Road in Newport is expected to reopen to the public next week, according to Cliff Walk Commission Chairman Robert B. Power. The southern half of the Cliff Walk between Ruggles Avenue to the north and Bailey’s Beach to the south has been closed since sections of it were destroyed by superstorm Sandy on Oct. 29, 2012. “The work there is almost completed,” Power said of the short section nearest the beach. “There is no reason why we can’t open it to the public.” After some delays during the past year, the John Rocchio Corp. of Smithfield began the Cliff Walk repairs last month and plans to continue to work this year for as long as the weather holds, Power said. “We’ve been really lucky with the weather,” he said. “When it’s been too cold to pour concrete, the crews have been doing the stone work, such as placing armor stones.” Power said he expects the entire Cliff Walk to be reopened to the public by May, “or early June at the latest,” he said. That is a strict deadline, he said, because the contractor’s prime access point to the Cliff Walk is through the grounds of Rough Point, the estate of the late Doris Duke. The Newport Restoration Foundation, which owns the estate, operates the mansion as a museum and its grounds must be restored by the time the summer tourism season begins in June. The foundation permitted the state Department of Transportation and its contractor access to the Cliff Walk with that understanding, Power said. The 3.5-mile scenic ocean walkway is the state’s most popular tourist attraction, but much of the walkway has been closed to tourists, hikers and joggers for more than a year. In late September, the DOT awarded a $3.23 million contract to the Rocchio Corp. to compete the repairs under DOT’s oversight. DOT Engineer Joseph Godino made a presentation to the city’s Cliff Walk Commission last week, accompanied by photographs showing what sections of the walk looked like before the work began, and what the sections where work has been completed look like now. “We were very pleased,” Power said. The photos showed a new asphalt walkway near Bailey’s Beach, as well as new concrete walks and stone dust walks in other sections. Masonry stairs have been rebuilt, new concrete caps placed on sea walls and masonry walls pointed and grouted. New rip-rap and armor stone have been placed between Cliff Walk sections and the Bailey’s Beach, with construction starting in June and “substantially completed” by Nov. 1. But that contract was not awarded because of strong opposition to DOT’s initial plan for the Cliff Walk restoration. It included the construction of four temporary armor stone jetties to serve as bases for cranes, which would have placed additional armor stone along the base of the cliff, some of it extending into the marine habitat along the shore. The jetties would have extended into the surf break near Ruggles Avenue, which led to thousands of surfers signing petitions in April opposing the whole plan. The DOT pulled back the plan and revised it in May. The engineers plan to have Roccio thicken the base of concrete walls along the Cliff Walk, remove damaged concrete sidewalks and fill the void under the sidewalks with a flowable fill containing cement, water, aggregate and fly ash. New concrete sidewalks are being installed on top once the voids are filled. Where the base of concrete and stone walls have deteriorated because of wave action, some new armor stone is being installed, work that can be seen in the recent photos shown by Godino. However, no armor stone will be placed in the water or below the high water mark, according to the revised plans.
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Stone masonry stairs near Ledge Road are being rebuilt along areas of the Cliff Walk that were damaged in superstorm Sandy.
sea. Existing granite curbing is being reset, and the fencing and railings along the walk that were destroyed are being replaced, according to Godino’s presentation. (Despite numerous phone calls Friday and Monday, nobody from the DOT was available to comment on the repair project.) After the onset of harsh weather halts the work for the winter, the work will begin again as soon as possible in March, Power said. Rocchio Corp. was the low bidder by a wide margin among the five bids received by DOT. The next lowest bid was $5.05 million, submitted by the HK&S Construction Corp. of Newport, or $1.82 million more than Rocchio’s. DOT engineers analyzed the bid carefully to make sure it was qualified, according to Cliff Walk
Commission members. The Rocchio Corp. has done work in Newport before. In December 2008, the City Council awarded the company an $874,065 contract to complete Phase II of the Washington Square renovation project. Rocchio was the low bidder of six firms that submitted bids for that project. Cardi Corp. of Warwick, which undertook a $4.3 million project to repair and restore the Cliff Walk in 2005-06, bid $5.62 million to complete the repairs that are now taking place. Earlier this year, DOT initially sought bids for the repairs and Cardi Corp. had the low bid at $6.8 million for a project that was more expansive. The project specifications at that time called for repairs to be made at 27 locations between The Breakers at Ruggles Avenue and
Newport Jazz Festival to highlight emerging talent
NEWPORT (AP) — The Newport Jazz Festival is making some tweaks in time for its 60th anniversary. Festival organizers announced Tuesday that next summer's festival will begin at Fort Adams State Park on Friday, Aug. 1 with performances from up-and-coming artists. Saturday and Sunday performances will include a mix of established jazz stars and new talent. This year's festival will also feature performances at the International Tennis Hall of Fame and other locations in Newport. Organizers also announced Tuesday that the festival has received a $40,000 grant from the Rhode Island Foundation. The jazz event, first held in 1954, has showcased a who's who of jazz stars.
PALMER, Mass. (AP) — A recount on Tuesday confirmed the defeat of Mohegan Sun's bid for a resort casino in the town of Palmer, officially leaving MGM Resorts International as the only remaining applicant for the single western Massachusetts resort casino license. The recount conducted at the town library on Tuesday showed the proposal coming up short by 94 votes out of about 5,200 cast in the Nov. 5 referendum. The original count showed a 93-vote difference. Casino supporters had acknowledged prior to the recount that there was little hope of reversing the margin. Mohegan Sun had already announced that it planned to seek "non-gaming" development on the 152-acre site that it leased in Palmer, and the company was also among those
Recount confirms defeat of Mass. casino proposal Telegram & Gazette up for sale
discussing a possible partnership with Suffolk Downs on a casino in Revere. In a statement, Mohegan Sun said it accepted the results of the recount. "For more than five years we were committed to Palmer and believed in our project's ability to deliver a promising future with more than $16 million in annual revenue, thousands of new jobs, new opportunities for small business and economic development throughout the region," the statement said. MGM has proposed a $1 billion casino that won approval from Springfield voters in July. But the company must still clear a background check by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission, with a "suitability" hearing scheduled for Dec. 9. Mohegan Sun has not commented on discussions with Suffolk Downs. The thoroughbred racetrack, which is seeking the eastern Massachusetts casino license, has announced plans to shift its proposed facility entirely into Revere, after voters in East Boston rejected the casino in a referendum. The commission has not yet authorized the move. Suffolk Downs cut ties with its previous operating partner, Caesars Entertainment, after some red flags that turned up during the commission's background check of Caesars. Chip Tuttle, chief operating officer of Suffolk Downs, confirmed last week that Connecticutbased Mohegan Sun was among the companies with which it had held discussions, and said a new partner would likely be announced by the end of the month. Wynn Resorts is the only other applicant for the eastern Massachusetts license still standing. Word of Mohegan Sun's possible interest in Suffolk Downs angered many casino backers in Palmer in the weeks after the referendum, with some accusing the company of abandoning the town even before Tuesday's recount was held. The group Palmer Businesses for a Palmer Casino said it planned to organize a bus trip to an upcoming meeting of the commission in Boston to ask the panel to investigate whether Mohegan Sun was engaged in talks with Suffolk Downs prior to the Nov. 5 vote, which the company has strongly denied. Casino supporters have also complained that by continuing to lease the property, Mohegan Sun is effectively slamming the door on any potential gambling proposals from other developers in the future. WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — The new owner of the Telegram & Gazette of Worcester said Tuesday he's putting the newspaper up for sale. Principal Boston Red Sox owner John Henry purchased the paper last month when he acquired the New England Media Group from The New York Times Co. — a $70 million deal that included The Boston Globe. Henry has promised to help bolster the Globe's finances, but had said little about his ownership of the Worcester paper. In a visit to the paper's offices, Henry said no sale was imminent, according to a report posted on the paper's website. Henry said hoped to find someone in the Worcester area to take ownership of the 147-year-old company. "My preference is to a local owner, yes," he told those gathered in the paper's newsroom.
RI qualifies for extended unemployment benefits
PROVIDENCE (AP) — Some Rhode Islanders will again be able to qualify for additional federal unemployment benefits after an uptick in the state's jobless rate. The state labor department says about 1,500 claimants who had exhausted the so-called third tier of emergency unemployment benefits may now be eligible to continue to collect. "Tier 4" benefits ended in August after Rhode Island's average threemonth jobless rate dropped to 8.9 percent, below the 9 percent threshold to qualify. The unemployment rate in September and October was 9.2 percent. Depending on a state's level of unemployment, the program provides up to 47 weeks of federally funded benefits for those who have exhausted their regular benefits. The program is scheduled to end late next month, though some in Congress want to extend it.
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• The Pawtucket Dog Park Committee presents “Paws and Claus” at Daggett Farm from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Pet photos with Santa. Proceeds benefit the park. •Relay for Life Team Tucker Craft Fair, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. Paul’s Church, 50 Park Place. Raffles, pastry, crafted items, gift baskets and more.
•The third annual “Night of Sonnet and Song – On a Graceful Journey” at St. Ann Arts & Cultural Center, 84 Cumberland St. Doors open at 5:30pm. This inspirational World AIDS Day event will include food, music, penny social, poetry readings, door prizes, and resource information. This event is free event open to the public; donations are appreciated. 401235-6092 or for additional information. •Milk Fund benefit event at The Gym LLC, 2168 Diamond Hill Road, 8 a.m. Run/walk to the Bocce Club and enjoy a free breakfast and walk/run back . $10 donation goes to the Milk Fund. First 75 participants receive T-shirts. Vendors from 9 a.m. to noon. •Blackstone Valley Polar Express, tours at 1 and 4 p.m. leavign from One Depot Square. Tickets online at or call 401-724-2200.
• The Leon Mathieu Senior Center and Shri Studio have partnered to offer a “Yoga for Seniors” on Tuesday mornings from 9:30am-10:30am at Shri Studio, 21 Broad Street. The fee for Leon Mathieu Senior Center members is $5 per person per month. 728-7582.
•Harris Public Library hosts Creative Writing Group Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m.
• Candleligth shopping in Chepachet, presented by the Glocester Heritage Society, 6 to 9 p.m. Local shops will be decorated for the season and the streets will be lighted with our new antique street lights.The sounds of holiday music and carolers will add to the old fashioned ambiance that folks have enjoyed for many years.
• The RI Stage Ensemble presents “Miracle on 34th Street” at 7:30 p.m. Ticket are $15 on the website,, and at the door. Discounts available for seniors, students and vets. • Christmas bazaar at Pine Grove Health Center, 999 South Main St., Pascoag, Dec. 6 and 7, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Crafts, penny social, baked goods, jewlery, children’s room, raffles and more. Dynamites, chips, and drinks available.
•Woonsocket Historical Society annual Christmas Open House, 1 to 4 p.m. Public invited. 42 South Main St., garden level. •Annual Boudoir Bingo to benefit the Milk Fund, Athena’s, 640 Winter St. Doors open at 7 p.m. $10 per person for 10 games, 50/50 raffle and raffle gift basket. Register by calling 762-6110 ext. 12.
Central Falls
•Forand Manor holds Bingo every Monday and Wednesday, starting at 5:15 p.m.
• Reading with Indy, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Bellingham Public Library. Indy, a certified reading therapy dog will be at the library on Mondays. Children sign up for 15 minutes to read to Indy. All ages welcome. Please register only one time per month in order to give other children opportunities to read.
Central Falls
• Forand Manor holds Bingo every Monday and Wednesday, starting at 5:15 p.m.
•Jesse M. Smith Library in Harrisville Wreath Making Workshop. Join URI Master Gardener, Lee Menard, and make a beautiful holiday wreath out of natural materials. Registration is required and can be done by phone (710-7800) or in person.
• Teen Anime Club at the Cumberland Public Library, every Tuesday from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. for teens 13+. Watch anime and have a snack, draw, play games and meet special gifts.
•Davies High School 2nd annual Holiday Bazaar, 9am-3pm, 50 Jenckes Hill Road. •The Cumberland-Lincoln Community Chorus will perform a Holiday Concert, 7 p.m. at the Blackstone Valley Historical Society, 1873 Louisquisset Pike. $10.
• Italian Buffet Dinner to benefit the Milkd Fund at the Italian Workingman’s Club, 947 Diamond Hill Road, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. $10 adults, $6 ages 3-12. • Written Word Writing Group Thursdays, 7:15 p.m. at Harris Public Library. An outlet for adult writers of all leanings: poetry, journaling, prose, short story, sermon, comedy, script writing, puppets. No critiquing. All are welcome and there is no charge.
• “Buenas Noches for the Milk Fund” at The Burrito Company, 104 Cass Ave., cocktails 6 p.m,. dinner, 6:30. Hosted by WNRI’s Roger Bouchard. $20 includes dinner, entertainment and Mexican themed raffle baskets. Tickets available at The Burrito Company, 786 Diamond Hill Road.
•Blackstone Valley Polar Express, tours at 4 and 7 p.m. leaving from One Depot Square. Tickets online at or call 401-724-2200. •Cercle Laurier will host and allyou-can-eat beer and dynamite Milk Fund benefit event from 6 to 9 p.m., featuring a DJ and raffles. All proceeds raised will be donated to The Milk Fund.
• Cash Mob, gathering at 6 p.m. at Walnut Hill Plaza Parking Lot, 1500 Diamond Hill Road. Two local business will be announced at 6:15. Each member agrees to spend $20 at each location. Sponsored by The Blackstone Valley Independent Business Alliance and the Northern RI Chamber of Commerce.
•The Times Jingle Mingle, 7 to 11 p.m. at Lefoyer Club, 151 Fountain St. Benefit for the Pawtucket Times Merry Christmas Fund supporting the Salvation Army. Buffet with music. 767-8525 for reservations.
•Club Par-X Breakfast to benefit the Milk Fund, 36 Stanley Ave., 8 a.m. to noon. $8 adults, $5 ages 3-12. Penny social, raffles and prizes. Tickets at the door or by calling chairperson Susan Tessier-MacKenzie, 487-4136.
•The Cumberland Library hosts “As Seen on Pinterest: Holiday Gif Tags and More,” 6:30 p.m. Make unique gift tags and more to add to your holiday presents. Space is limited, register online or by calling (401) 333-2552 ext. 2. •AARP Cumberland Chapter 4646 Christmas Party, St. Joseph’s Hall, 1303 Mendon Road. Business meeting begins at 11 a.m., followed by a luncheon from Davenport’s Restaurant.
•Pawtucket Veterans Council of RI, in conjuntion with Korean War Veterans Chapter 1, will hold a Christmas dinner party at 7 p.m. at Hose Company #6, 636 Central Ave. For information or to RSVP call Jim Hollis at 333-2928 or Jim Robbins at 837-2450. RSVP by Dec. 2.
•Main Street Holiday Stroll, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Family friendly entertainment, including carolers, horse and buggy rides, arts and crafts, fireworks and Santa’s arrival. •Harris Public Library hosts Creative Writing Group Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m.
• Dinner and Christmas with Kitty Litter at the Stadium Theatre, 6:30 p.m. An evening of holiday cheer and drag comedy with the self-proclaimed first lady of Providence Ms. Kitty Litter. • Written Word Writing Group Thursdays, 7:15 p.m. at Harris Public Library. An outlet for adult writers of all leanings: poetry, journaling, prose, short story, sermon, comedy, script writing, puppets. No critiquing. All are welcome and there is no charge.
• Pascoag Council, 383, Knights of Columbus Friday Night Bingo at the Columbus Club, 98 Roosevelt Ave. Games begin at 6:20 p.m.; doors open at 4:30 p.m. • The RI Stage Ensemble presents “Miracle on 34th Street” at 7:30 p.m. Ticket are $15 on the website,, and at the door.
•Third annual Magic of Christmas Celebration at St. Augustine Parish, 17 Lincoln St. Christmas craft fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Crafters, vendors, raffles and food. North Pole Carnival on Dec. 15 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Games, relays, Santa visit, lunch and more.
• The Lusitania Boys U15 Soccer Team hosts its first holiday fair at Club Lusitania, 10 Chase St., from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. A donation of a non-perishable food item would be appreciated. More than 45 local crafters and vendors. • 2nd annual Irish Dance Spectacular featuring dancers from Tir Na Nog Irish Dance at Blackstone River Theatre, 2-5 p.m. $12 advance, $15 at the door.
• Christmas at the Pillsbury House to benefit the Milk Fund, 341 Prospect St., 7 to 9 p.m. Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments. Tours of the house by owner Roger Bouchard. Piano music. $35 per person. Limited number of tickets available.
Central Falls
• Forand Manor holds Bingo every Monday and Wednesday, starting at 5:15 p.m.
•Park Place Congregational Church, UCC, 71 Park Place, hosts a Holiday Harmonies Cabaret. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., dinner at 6:30, show at 7:15. Donations: $18 adults, $5 children 5-12, free under 5. Reservations at 726-2800 by Dec. 11 at 3 p.m.
•”A Christmas Carol” presented by Encore Repertory Company at The Stadium Theatre, 7:30 p.m. •Blackstone Valley Polar Express, tours at 4 and 7 p.m. leaving from One Depot Square. Tickets online at or call 401-724-2200.
Central Falls
•Forand Manor holds Bingo every Monday and Wednesday, starting at 5:15 p.m.
• The Blackstone Valley Coin and Collectables Club hosts a coin show at Brian’s Restaurant in Whitinsville from 3 to 8 p.m. All are welcome.
• Blackstone Valley Community Concert Band holiday concert at 7 p.m., at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 49 Central St. A freewill offering will be taken.
• Reading with Indy, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Bellingham Public Library. Indy, a certified reading therapy dog will be at the library on Pawtucket Mondays. Children sign up for 15 •The Ladies Auxiliary to the minutes to read to Indy. All ages Major Walter Gatchell VFW Post welcome. Please register only one #306 hold their annual time per month in order to give Christmas Bingo, 171 Fountatin other children opportunities to St. Doors open at 11 a.m., bingo read. starts at 1.
• Teen Candy Sushi Class at the Cumberland Public Library, 5:30 p.m. Space is limited. Register online, at the library or by calling (401) 333-2552 ext. 2. Ages 11-18 welcome.
•”Santa at Stillwater” event at Stillwater Mill Center. Snowman building contest from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Santa arrives at 1. Burrillville Animal Shelter will be collecting donations of pet products under the Pavilion.
• The Commissioners of the Burrillville Housing Authority will meet in regular session at the Burrillville Housing Authority community room, Ashton Court, Harrisville, at 6:30 p.m.
• Scholastic Book and Vendor Fair, Dec. 12-14 at the Family Literacy Center, 12 Parkway, Manville. Holiday gifts to purchase and a visit from Santa.
• Scholastic Book and Vendor Fair, Dec. 12-14 at the Family Literacy Center, 12 Parkway, Manville. Holiday gifts to purchase and a visit from Santa.
•Third annual Magic of Christmas Celebration at St. Augustine Parish, 17 Lincoln St. North Pole Carnival from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Games, relays, Santa visit, lunch and more. •Community lessons and carols at St. John Episcopal Church, 49 Central St. Free-will offering for local food bank. All are welcome.
East Providence
•Historical Society Holiday Turkey Dinner and free public concert, 6 p.m. at Newman Church Hall, Rumford. Must make reservations in advance to attend dinner. 4381750.
• The Leon Mathieu Senior Center and Shri Studio have partnered to offer a “Yoga for Seniors” on Tuesday mornings from 9:30am-10:30am at Shri Studio, 21 Broad Street. The fee for Leon Mathieu Senior Center members is $5 per person per month. 728-7582.
Central Falls
• Forand Manor holds Bingo every Monday and Wednesday, starting at 5:15 p.m.
• Tony Cerbo is Home for Christmas at the Stadium Theatre. Music in the style of Michael Buble and Harry Connick Jr. Show includes dinner served in the lobby. • Written Word Writing Group Thursdays, 7:15 p.m. at Harris Public Library. An outlet for adult writers of all leanings: poetry, journaling, prose, short story, sermon, comedy, script writing, puppets. No critiquing. All are welcome and there is no charge.
• Pascoag Council, 383, Knights of Columbus Friday Night Bingo at the Columbus Club, 98 Roosevelt Ave. Games begin at 6:20 p.m.; doors open at 4:30 p.m.
•Blackstone Valley Polar Express, tours at 1, 4 and 7 p.m. leaving from One Depot Square. Tickets online at or call 401-7242200. •Holiday Extravaganza Concert at Chan’s, 8 p.m., Chan’s Restaurant, 267 Main St.
•Harris Public Library hosts Creative Writing Group Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m.
• Dinner and Messages of Hope and Love with spiritual medium Roland Comtois at the Stadium Theatre, 6:30 p.m.
•Blackstone Valley Polar Express, tours at 4 and 7 p.m. leaving from One Depot Square. Tickets online at or call 401-724-2200. •Ocean State Holiday Pops concert at the Stadium Theatre, 8 p.m. This 60 piece orchestra will fill you with the spirit of Christmas as they play all of your favorite merry holiday favorites.
•The First Baptist Church of Bellingham will hold its Live Nativity from 4 to 8 p.m. Snow date Dec. 22. Animalas, refreshments, crafts for kids. Free event. All are welcome.
•Cumberland Lincoln Community Chorus Holiday Concert, 3 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, 47 East St. Free-will offerings appreciated.
Central Falls
•Forand Manor holds Bingo every Monday and Wednesday, starting at 5:15 p.m.
East Providence
•St. Margaret Parish choirs perform a Christmas concert at 4 p.m., 1098 Pawtucket Ave., Rumford. Free, open to public.
• Reading with Indy, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Bellingham Public Library. Indy, a certified reading therapy dog will be at the library on Mondays. Please register only one time per month.
•Holiday Cookie Swap at the Cumberland Public Library, 2:30 p.m. Register online or by calling 333-2552 ext. 2.
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Wednesday, November 27, 2013
AP Photo/Matthew Mead
This Nov. 4, 2013 photo shows cherry white chocolate drop cookies in Concord, N.H.
A holiday cookie for those who hate baking
AP Food Editor
AP Photo/Matthew Mead
This Nov. 4, 2013 photo shows Italian surf and turf with roasted red pepper sauce in Concord, N.H.
Pair shrimp, sausage for easy holiday party food
Associated Press
With the holidays getting into full swing, life for most of us is getting hectic. Between all the big meals, the parties, the kids needing treats for their classes, never mind our day jobs...! Who has time for it all? Well, this dish — my Italian take on surf and turf — will come to your rescue. It is ridiculously easy to make (especially if you use jarred roasted red peppers) and involves just seven ingredients (not counting salt and pepper). But I'll confess that I stole the basic premise — the shrimp and sausage part — from my friend, and one of my favorite cookbook authors, Bruce Aidells. Wrapping shrimp around a nugget of sausage was an idea he talked about in his book, "Bruce Aidells' Complete Sausage Book." I was amazed the first time I made his recipe. The two proteins meld wonderfully when baked. This is such an impressive trick and looks so clever, it makes the perfect appetizer or hors d'oeuvres for a holiday party. I used large shrimp and fresh Italian turkey sausage, but if you can only find smaller shrimp or another
variety of turkey sausage, go for it. However, you will need to use fresh (not dried, cured or cooked) sausage for the shrimp and sausage to stick together. I gilded this Italian surf and turf with a red pepper sauce. Pureed roasted red peppers make a thick, rich sauce all by themselves; I just intensified the flavor with a bit of balsamic vinegar and extravirgin olive oil. There are excellent brands of jarred roasted peppers at the supermarket, but avoid any packed in oil. If you want to roast your own peppers, you can do so by holding the fresh peppers with tongs over a gas burner on the stove or broiling them on a sheet pan, set about 4 inches from the heat source. Either way, turn them until they are charred on all sides. You then transfer the blackened peppers to a bowl, cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let them stand for about 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, the skin will easily peel off and the core and seeds can be removed without trouble. By the way, this red pepper sauce has many applications of its own. You could use it as a dip for raw vegetables or a sauce for roasted vegetables, pasta, sauteed mushrooms, polenta, steak, chicken or fish. When the holidays are long gone and you have finally caught your breath, I am hoping you will remember this little dish and make it part of your weekly dinner line up.
Start to finish: 30 minutes Makes 16 shrimp 16 peeled and deveined large raw shrimp (about 8 to 10 ounces) 6 ounces hot or sweet Italian turkey sausage meat (about 2 links) 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided 2 cloves garlic, minced, divided 1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano Kosher salt and ground black pepper 1 cup roasted red peppers, drained and patted dry 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar Heat the oven to 400 F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with kitchen parchment. Arrange the shrimp on the prepared baking sheet with all of the shrimp facing the same direction to form a series of C's. Remove the casings from the sausage, place a small mound of the sausage in the center of each shrimp and press down so that the shrimp and sausage filling make a solid round. In a small bowl, combine 1 tablespoon of the olive oil with half the garlic and all of the oregano. Sprinkle the shrimp lightly with salt and pepper, then brush the oil mixture over the shrimp and sausage. Bake the stuffed shrimp until they are cooked through, about 8 to 10 minutes. Meanwhile, in a blender combine the red peppers, the remaining tablespoon of oil, the remaining garlic, the vinegar, and salt and pepper to taste. Blend until smooth. Transfer to a small saucepan and heat just until hot. To serve, arrange the shrimp on a serving platter, then drizzle each with some of the sauce. Nutrition information per shrimp: 170 calories; 50 calories from fat (29 percent of total calories); 5 g fat (0 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 130 mg cholesterol; 7 g carbohydrate; 1 g fiber; 4 g sugar; 22 g protein; 710 mg sodium.
The trouble with the holiday season is the baking guilt. The issue is that I don't like baking. It's too precise a practice for me to enjoy. I prefer the little-of-thislittle-of-that approach to cooking, which works fine for pasta dinners, but generally is a disagreeable way to bake. But at this time of year, we are constantly reminded that happy families are supposed to have special bonding moments while baking luscious holiday treats. If we really loved our children, we'd be delighted by the mess they make while dumping flour on the floor and spilling raw eggs down the side of the stove. And so begins the guilt. Not only are we supposed to be baking, we're also supposed to be enjoying it. To attempt to assuage my guilt, every year I search for something I can handle. A recipe that is fast and easy. A recipe that
is forgiving enough to accommodate my freewheeling approach to the kitchen. A recipe that requires minimal mess, minimal fuss, that is childfriendly and that will satisfy that peculiar holiday carb-driven urge. This year I decided to do away with the trouble of a search and simply create my own. I wanted a cookie that is versatile and simple. A drop cookie was ideal; no bothersome shaping or chilling or decorating. If it could be made in one bowl, all the better. And flexibility was a must. These cherry-chocolate drop cookies are the easy and delicious result. If you don't like dried cherries, substitute another dried fruit (Raisins? Cranberries? Apricots? Dates? Whatever.). Prefer semi-sweet chocolate or no chocolate or nuts? Have at it. However you make these cookies, they'll come together fast and easy so you can ditch the holiday baking guilt and get on with the holidays.
Start to finish: 30 minutes Makes 2 dozen cookies 2 sticks (1 cup) butter, softened 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1/2 cup packed brown sugar 1 egg 1 teaspoon almond extract 1/4 cup milk 3 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 cup dried cherries 1/2 cup dried cranberries 1 cup white chocolate chips Heat the oven to 375 F. Line 2 baking sheets with kitchen parchment. In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to beat the butter and both sugars until fluffy, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the egg, almond extract and milk, then mix well. Add the flour and baking soda, then mix just until the dry ingredients are well mixed in. Mix in the cherries, cranberries and chocolate chips. Drop the dough in 2tablespoon mounds on the prepared baking sheets, leaving 2 inches between them. Bake, in batches if necessary, for 12 to 14 minutes, or until just lightly browned at the edges and still slightly soft at the center. Leave on the baking sheet for 2 minutes, then use a spatula to transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Nutrition information per serving: 210 calories; 90 calories from fat (43 percent of total calories); 10 g fat (6 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 30 mg cholesterol; 28 g carbohydrate; 1 g fiber; 15 g sugar; 3 g protein; 40 mg sodium.
Cumberland Library to host cookie swap
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CUMBERLAND — Calling all bakers. Join the Cumberland Public Library on Sunday, Dec. 15, at 2:30 p.m. for the second annual cookie swap. Join us at the Winter Wonderland and partake in a sampling of holiday music, cookie creations, and holiday memories. Bakers should bring three dozen of their favorite holiday cookies to share and several copies of the recipe. You can bring more than one cookie, but please make sure there are enough to share! The library will provide milk, cocoa, coffee, and tea. Space is limited. Call, email, or stop by the reference desk to reserve your spot today. For information: or (401) 333-2552 ext. 2 Contact:
every Monday beginning on April 1st, 2013. Give your furry friend a day in the spotlight! We encourage our readers to grab your camera and capture your furry friends in pictures. All photo entries are FREE of charge. It’s our pleasure to feature your furry friends weekly.
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Today’s Forecast
Narragansett Bay Weather Wind (knots) Seas (feet) Visibility (miles) S 25-45 4-10 0-2 Buzzards Bay S 25-45 4-6 0-2
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Merrimack to Chatham S 25-35 6-9 0-2
Chatham to Watch Hill S 25-40 12-15 0-2
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Mark Searles’s Southern New England Area Forecast
60-64 32-36 40-45 26-30
Rain/Wind P-M Sunny
30-34 17-25
P-M Sunny
32-36 18-25
M. Sunny
38-44 25-30
Inc. Clouds
Five Day Forecast data supplied by Storm Team 10
Powerful southerly wind gusts this morning may exceed 50mph for a time...bands of locally heavy rain will move across the area as low pressure moves to our west. The heaviest rain and strongest wind wlll shift away from the area this afternoon. The rain will come to an end late this afternoon or early this evening. Mild temps today then they fall overnight as a chilly NW wind returns by Thanksgiving morning. Highs tomorrow will be in the 30s with a wind chill in the 20s.
Associated Press
Rain and snow snarl holiday travel on East Coast
“Visibility will be restricted not only by the rain and wash from other cars, but from the fog.”
— Meteorologist Tim Morrin
NEW YORK — Thanksgiving travelers scrambled to book earlier flights Tuesday to avoid a sprawling storm bearing down on the East Coast with a messy mix of snow, rain and wind that threatened to snarl one of the busiest travel days of the year and ground giant balloon versions of Snoopy and SpongeBob SquarePants in the Macy's parade. The iconic characters that soar through the Manhattan skyscrapers every year may not lift off Thursday if sustained winds exceed 23 mph and gusts exceed 34 mph, according to city rules enacted after fierce winds in 1997 caused a Cat in the Hat balloon to topple a light pole and seriously injure a woman spectator. Current forecasts call for sustained winds of 20 mph and gusts of 36 mph. "At this time, it is too early to make any determinations on the flight of the giant balloons," said Macy's spokesman Orlando Veras. "On Thanksgiving morning, Macy's works closely with the NYPD, who, based on real time weather data and the official regulations determine if the balloons will fly and at what heights."
Balloons have only been grounded once in the parade's 87-year history, when bad weather kept them from flying in 1971. They're set to be inflated in Manhattan on Wednesday evening. Meanwhile, meteorologists warned that the storm, which has moved across the country, would almost certainly upset holiday travel plans on Wednesday for those hoping to visit loved ones in the midAtlantic and Northeast. Many travelers were moving to earlier flights, taking advantage of airlines' policies to waive their normal change fees. Lisa Jablon was originally supposed to fly Delta from New York City to Syracuse, N.Y., on Wednesday at 9:39 a.m. But after following the storm's movements, she decided to jump on the last flight out Tuesday night.
"I'm flying up to spend the holiday with my boyfriend's family and I didn't want to get stuck," Jablon said. "The rain seems to be better off tonight than it looks tomorrow morning." The good news is that the storm is supposed to pass through the northeast before Thanksgiving Day, with the weather mostly clearing up by Wednesday evening. Most airlines are hoping the storms won't be too severe, allowing them to continue operating a nearly full schedule with few cancellations, but likely a lot of delays, said Daniel Baker, CEO of FlightAware, a global flight tracking service. "Cancellations are used as a good, preventative measure to avoid cascading delays that can negatively impact travelers thousands of miles away," Baker said. Heavy rain and high winds would impact travel by air and road in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic, and could have a ripple effect on airports with departing and originating flights elsewhere. Heavy rain and breezy conditions were in the forecast Wednesday from the Carolinas to the Northeast, with ice and snow a possibility in the Appalachians, western Pennsylvania and western New York.
The storm system, already blamed for at least 11 deaths, could also spawn an isolated tornado in the Florida Panhandle. The Southeast is set to suffer soaking rain in the coming days, primarily in Alabama, Tennessee and Kentucky. "It couldn't have come at a worse time," said meteorologist Tim Morrin of the National Weather Service. "Visibility will be restricted not only by the rain and wash from other cars, but from the fog." After arguing with American Airlines on Tuesday, David Short was able to board a flight from New York City to Dallas a day earlier than planned. The airline initially told him it would cost $2,000 to get on the earlier flight, but a few hours later a representative told him the airline was offering flight-change waivers at no cost. "It was definitely very frustrating and stressful, but it's all working out," Short said. This holiday will likely see the most air travelers since 2007, according to Airlines for America, the industry's trade and lobbying group, with the busiest day being Sunday, an estimated 2.56 million passengers. Wednesday is expected to be the second-busiest, with 2.42 million passengers.
SAT SUN Liberace exhibit a trove of glittery memorabilia
Associated Press
LAS VEGAS — For years, Las Vegas tourists have had no place to pay their respects to one of the glitzy town's founding fathers. The once wildly popular Liberace museum, 2 miles from Sin City's main tourist corridor, closed in 2010 after years of declining patronage, and the famously flamboyant entertainer's shimmering artifacts have since languished in storage. This week, a Strip casino is bringing some of Liberace's most decadent possessions back into the public eye. Visitors to the six-week exhibition at the Cosmopolitan Las Vegas will be able to gaze upon Liberace's glittering piano, trademark European candelabras, and so-called Rhinestone Roadster, an oldtime car decked out in faux gemstones.

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THE TIMES, Wednesday, November 27, 2013 — B1
Just call him ‘Thaddeus’
Lincoln’s Moss not after stardom; just to fit in and play a little football
LINCOLN he hope was to blend in as the new kid in a new high school. But that wasn’t a luxury afforded to Thaddeus Moss, and it didn’t take this precocious young football player long to realize that he wasn’t in Kentucky or West Virginia any more. Moss arrived at Lincoln High School in March, and the school’s lights seemingly became more luminous the moment he was spotted in the hallways. He was commanding nonstop attention, though in an entirely different fashion as what he was accustomed to on the gridiron. The son of Randy Thaddeus Moss Moss, one of the most electrifying and talented wide receivers in NFL history, actually goes to our high school? It was a sight that many Lincoln students had to see for themselves, for it’s not every day that fame brushes the Old River Road campus. “I knew what to expect to a point. I didn’t expect on my first day to see people following me from behind and standing outside my See MOSS, page B3
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Shea’s Yanique Duarte, St. Raphael Academy’s Alfred Dorbor, and Cumberland’s Mike Stock will all be attempting to power their teams to wins in annual Thankgiving-week rivalry games taking place throughout the Blackstone Valley.
Clippers to clash with vengeful Novans
Bragging rights are on the table in turkey-day rivalry games
Saints to battle Quakers’ highoctane offense tonight
Time: 5 p.m. Location: Brown University All-time series: St. Raphael leads, 1-0. First meeting: 2012. Last year: St. Raphael won, 20-0. 2013 records: St. Raphael (5-2 Division IIB, 6-4 overall); Moses Brown (8-0 Division III, 8-0 overall).
Woonsocket’s Will Andino will take the field looking to exact revenge on the Clippers for the two shutout defeats Woonsocket suffered to Cumberland late last season.
Time: 6 p.m. Location: Perez Field. All-time series: Central Falls leads, 2-1. First meeting: 2010. Last year: Central Falls won, 27-22. 2013 records: Lincoln (2-7 Division III, 2-8 overall); Central Falls (1-6 Division IV, 1-8 overall).
Time: 10 a.m. Location: The Reservation. All-time series: Burrillville leads, 14-13. First meeting: 1986. Last year: Ponaganset won, 34-21. 2013 records: Burrillville (3-5 Division III, 55 overall); Ponaganset (2-6 Division III, 27 overall).
Time: 10:30 a.m. Location: Barry Field All-time series: Cumberland leads, 28-17-4. First meeting: 1964. Last year: Cumberland won, 32-0. 2013 records: Cumberland (5-2 Division IIB, 8-3 overall); Woonsocket (6-1 Division II-A, 7-3 overall).
Time: 10:30 a.m. Location: Scituate High School. All-time series: North Smithfield leads, 4-3. First meeting: 2006. Last year: North Smithfield won, 58-0. 2013 records: North Smithfield (4-2 Division IV, 4-4 overall); Scituate (3-3 Division IV, 3-4 overall).
WOONSOCKET – Bitterness can serve as an amazing motivator. Carnell Henderson is electing to draw from the acidic flavor that crossed the taste buds of his Woonsocket High football program two weekends ago, when St. Raphael ended the Novans’ Division II playoff pursuit with a 15-14 quarterfinalround loss. The gargantuan head of steam that has been pent up since that Saturday afternoon of heartbreak figures to get unleashed come Thursday morning when longtime holiday rival Cumberland treks to Barry Field. The sight of the Clippers standing on the opposite sideline should conjure up an even more painful reminder for Henderson & Co., not to mention represent a whole different degree of motivation. A year ago, Woonsocket and Cumberland squared off twice in an 11-day span, and it
was characterized by the domination of one competitor over another. On Thanksgiving Day 2012, the Clippers licked the plate clean in a 32-0 whitewashing. The two neighboring schools then met with the Division II Super Bowl on the line, with Cumberland once more getting the upper hand in runaway fashion as Woonsocket fell by a 49-0 count. Getting back to the original premise of letting past bygones serve as a turbo-changed source of fuel, Henderson thoroughly explained why the Novans’ 2013 postseason ouster is driving the motivational bus as opposed to last year’s inglorious results against the Clippers. “The only motivation these guys need is that we’re getting the chance to play again. See NOVANS, page B2
PAWTUCKET – A year ago today, St. Raphael Academy rolled to an easy 28-0 Thanksgiving Eve victory over Moses Brown inside McCoy Stadium. Veteran mentor Mike Sassi would love for his squad to repeat that feat when the two new rivals meet at 5 tonight at the Brown University practice field, but he’s not anticipating it. Here’s why: The Quakers (8-1 overall) have lost only once this season, that a disappointing 16-13 defeat to fellow Division III powerhouse Mt. Pleasant on Oct. 5. Before the campaign even started, it took on Division I stalwart La Salle in a R.I. Injury Fund scrimmage and dropped a 14-7 decision while playing the Rams tough throughout. There’s more: During the course of their nine games, they outscored their opponents, 348-54, which left them with a per-game winning average of 38.7-6.0. “They’ve got a very potent offense, that’s for sure,” stated Sassi, whose team fell to 6-4 overall after their disappointing 49-35 Division II semifinal loss to Cumberland last Friday night. “I saw them play against La Salle in the round-robin (scrimmages), and they were moving the ball against them. “They’ve got as good a passing game as I’ve seen in the state,” he See SAINTS, page B2
Tolman, Shea toss out records for annual duel
Each side looks to salvage disappointing season with win over the other
Still, they fully understand what happens in the annual Thanksgiving clash between the PAWTUCKET – It doesn't two – this one rescheduled for matter who you talk to – 10:30 a.m., Friday inside Tolman High head coach Dave McCoy Stadium – means the Caito or Shea High mentor Dino difference between a successful Campopiano. season or a long look forward to The dear friends and former next August. backfield mates at Johnston Tolman will enter the tilt High had hoped to muster solid with a dismal 2-8 overall record campaigns in their respective (0-8 in D-I), while Shea will try leagues, for the Tigers the top to improve upon a 5-5 mark (2tier and the Raiders Division II- 5 league). B; both, however, suffered from “It doesn't matter what dividifferent issues en route. sion you're in; it's a rivalry
Time: 10:30 a.m. Location: McCoy Stadium. All-time series: Tolman leads, 6-5. First meeting: 2002. Last year: Tolman won, 12-7. 2013 records: Shea (2-5 Division II-B, 5-5 overall); Tolman (0-8 Division I, 1-9 overall). -- Compiled by Brendan McGair
game, so you can throw the records out the window,” Campopiano stated. “They mean absolutely nothing. Anytime you play a season-closing game, you want to win; obviously, we want to beat Tolman. “The last two games were close, 13-7 and 7-0, and I think it would be nice for the seniors to go out with a victory,” he added. “It also would be good for the younger guys to go into next year on a positive note. We had a great (28-18 non-league) win over Westerly (on Nov. 15),
so getting two straight would be a great way to finish.” Offered Caito: “It's been a frustrating season; the Rhode Island Interscholastic League scheduling people weren't too kind to us, giving us the four top teams in the league to start (the campaign, including Mount Hope, Cranston East, La Salle and Hendricken the first four weeks). I mean, who would give a team moving up from D-II that kind of lineup? “They also gave us a bye See DUEL, page B2
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Red Sox video takes fans from marathon to title
AP Sports Writer
BOSTON (AP) — Tired of watching the Boston Red Sox fumble away their chances early in the World Series, David Ortiz called his teammates together in the visitor’s dugout at Busch Stadium and, for the second time in the season, delivered the words everyone needed to hear. “We don’t get here every day. Let’s relax and play the game the way we know how,” the Red Sox designated hitter, who would go on to be named World Series MVP, says in audio featured on the team’s 2013 championship DVD. “We’re better than this right here. Let’s loosen up and play the game the way we do.” The audio of Ortiz’s inspirational words to his teammates was the highlight of the World Series highlight video unveiled on Monday night in a red carpet premiere in Boston’s theater district. Catcher David Ross and third baseman Will Middlebrooks attended the showing along with team owner John Henry, president Larry Lucchino and general manager Ben Cherington. “I have not watched hardly any highlights, so I am really, really excited about tonight,” said Ross, who was still sporting his long, graystreaked beard and still waiting for the magnitude of the team’s title to sink in. “I know the ending, so the stress level is going to be lower.” One month after clinching their
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David Ortiz soaks up cheers from the Fenway faithful after the Red Sox completed their World Series victory.
third title in 10 years, the Red Sox completed the cinematic trilogy with the release of their official highlight video. Narrated by actor Ben Affleck, the 90-minute recap of the regular season starts on Patriots Day, when
two bombs exploded at the Boston Marathon finish line as the Red Sox were on their way to Cleveland, and goes through the six-game victory over the St. Louis Cardinals in the World Series.
“This is where things change, finish everything off and now we get ready for next year,” Middlebrooks said. The Red Sox were coming off a last-place finish, but they won 97 games to win the AL East in 2013 and then eliminated the Tampa Bay Rays and Detroit Tigers earlier in the playoffs. But they committed five errors in the first three games to fall behind the Cardinals two games to one, and another error helped spot St. Louis to a one-run lead in Game 4. Ortiz led off the fifth inning with a double, made his way to third base, and scored on a sacrifice fly to tie it. Then, he gathered everyone around and told them to snap out of it. “I felt like I’ve got to say something to my teammates. As a veteran, I pretty much pulled everybody to the side and told them, ‘Hey, look. Let’s just go back to the basics and not try to overdo things,” Ortiz, who batted .688 against St. Louis and was awarded the World Series MVP, said in the accompanying commentary. “The guys got the message. It was the one kind of speech that, sometimes you need it.” Outfielder Jonny Gomes described it as “24 kindergartners looking up at their teacher.” “Big Papi nailed it,” Gomes said in the video. “He nailed the timing; he nailed the speech. We’re just getting a kick in the butt when we needed it.”
In revised suit, A-Rod accuses Selig of cowardice
AP Sports Writer
NEW YORK (AP) — Alex Rodriguez’s lawyers updated his lawsuit against Major League Baseball and Bud Selig, adding new criticism of the commissioner for not testifying in the union’s grievance to overturn the 211game suspension given to the New York Yankees star last summer. The lawyers filed a 33page amended complaint Tuesday in federal court in Manhattan, expanding on the suit originally filed Oct. 3 in New York Supreme Court. Arbitrator Fredric Horowitz last week refused to compel Selig to testify in the grievance, and Rodriguez then walked out of the hearing without testifying. The sides rested last Thursday after 12 days of sessions, and a decision on whether to uphold or alter the discipline is expected in January. “Mr. Selig chose to hide in his office in Milwaukee rather than come testify at the grievance hearing in New York. In Mr. Selig’s world, apparently the ‘buck’ does not stop with Bud,” the new complaint said.
Continued from page B1 week the final weekend, and the only team we could find to fill it was Hope, a Division IV team (the Tigers reigned, 54-0),” he continued. “We had 26 kids left (at the end); we had some quit or were kicked off for missing practice, so I've got to give the remaining kids credit. Those 26 stuck it out. Losing shows your character, and it doesn't matter if you're 45, 75 or 15 (years old). Those kids wanted to be there for the love of the game. “We were out of the playoffs after Week (No.) 4, but those were the cards we were dealt, and we're not to complain about it. I told the kids before the season started that – in life – you're not going to get everything you want, so let's just deal with it and do the best we can. “That's why this game (against Shea) will mean a lot if we are able to win it.” The key to claiming a triumph in this version of the rivalry, according to Caito, is the Tigers' ability to contain senior quarterback Ty'shon Ashe and surprising freshman tailback Yanique Duarte. “Defensively, we have to stop those two; if not, it's going to be a long night,” he noted. “They're going to get their runs (gains) because they're so talented, but we've got to limit their breakaways. Their team speed is very good, (and) that's why they've been in virtually every game they've played. “I mean, they played the team going to the (Division II) Super Bowl (Cumberland) to a 7-7 tie before scoring a touchdown in the last minute.” Caito is pinning his hopes of moving the pigskin on senior signal caller Corey Hughes, not to mention fellow senior tri-captain/running back Codee Bizier. “We threw more than we should have sometimes, but that's because we were often trailing,” he explained. “Still, Corey's a very good quarterback, technically sound and football-smart. (Senior) Keane Marcello isn't very big and doesn't weigh that much, but he's tough as nails and has great hands out of the backfield. “We also have Codee, who's similar to Marcello; he's a little guy, but he can run. We have a stable of running backs who are like Wes Welker, not big but quick and scrappy. I told Dino they remind me of him when he played tailback at Johnston. “In this one, we can't turn the ball over, and I think the special teams will be key,” he continued. “When we kick off, we've got to contain Ashe and Duarte. We can't give them a big play on kickoff or punt returns, or we'll be in big trouble.” Campopiano indicated he can sympathize with Caito's difficult season. “Unfortunately, it wasn't fair to them, playing in a division in which they didn't belong,” he said. “I give Coach Caito a lot of credit because they prepared and went out and battled great competition for most of the games in the first half. “I've talked to Dave every Saturday morning this season, unless we were playing, and I know it's been hard on him as well as the kids. He works very hard; he belongs in the division with us.” As for Shea's game plan against Tolman, Campopiano returned only one starter from the 2012 campaign (Ashe), but he was forced to move him from tailback to quarterback early on, as his previous signal caller became ineligible. “He did a phenomenal job this year; you couldn't ask for anything more,” he stated. “We also lost (junior back) Momadou Mbye, who had six touchdowns before being injured (torn left MCL) against Rogers. He was one of our best linebackers, too. But with all of those things having occurred, I think our team did a great job in almost every game. “I think we're just going to have to keep doing what we have been. We have to protect the football, and we're going to have to throw the ball better than we have been. Ty's a great runner, but he's going to have to pass with more accuracy, get the ball to our backs and receivers. We'll need that phase of the game to give us a better chance to win.” Besides Duarte, those pass catchers include senior Diaceyea Dorbor; sophomore Leonardo DeBrito; seniors Kevin Moore, Mel Washington and Kevin Lopes; and junior Jarred Mainville. On the defensive side, “I know Dave likes to throw it with Corey Hughes, but (junior) Prince Johnson runs the ball well, and he and (Marcello) both have speed,” Campopiano said. “He likes a lot of misdirection stuff, so we're going to have to stick to our assignments and play good, hard-nosed defense.” When it comes to Caito's overall outlook on the season, and where the Tigers may go next fall, he explained he simply didn't know. “This is a realignment year, so I have no clue how we'll be; I don't know where we're going to play (regarding what level),” he said. “We're a solid D-II team, I think, and we don't belong in Division III, just like we don't belong in I. Once we find out, I'll know better. “Right now, we're just concerned with playing as well as possible against Shea.”
Continued from page B1 added. “Their skill guys are solid, and their quarterback (senior quincaptain Eric Cosmopulos) has a fantastic arm. We did a passing league with them this summer at Moses Brown, and I knew he was a big kid, but he can throw on the run and is good on the screens. They do so many things with him, both inside and outside the pocket.” Besides Cosmopulos, the Quakers have a core group of skill position players who can hurt foes both on the ground and through the air. They include junior receiver Tom Chase; classmate/tailback Andrew Howard; senior wideouts and quin-captains Sebastian Ferrell and Amos Cariati; and sophomore pass catcher Jakub Witczak. “It’s the precision of their passing game that’s so impressive,” Sassi noted. “They’ve got so many good receivers; That kid (Ferrell) evidently is being recruited by the Ivies (Ivy League schools), and Chase has great hands, as does (Witczak). Howard is a little scat back who can blast inside and move outside. “They’ll also try to fool you with their formations,” he continued. “They’ll run five-wide or trips or deuces (two receivers on each side of the formation), and they’ll just chuck the ball out of those … Willie Edwards has done a great job with his kids. He’s one of the best young coaches out there. It’s very hard to simulate them in practice because our JV group can’t show the true colors of what Moses Brown can do. Their precision and timing is tremendous.” When asked how his defense – led by senior tri-captain/tackle Kevin Garcia, classmate and linebacker Bobby Bracken and junior linemen Nathan Duffy, to name just a few – can combat the highpaced 11, Sassi admitted it will be difficult. “We’ve seen some good passing teams, one of them being West Warwick (a 21-8 Saints triumph on Sept. 27), but that’s not to the level of these guys,” he said. “We’ll probably use multiple coverages and try to create some confusion. We beat them last year, 28-0 – that was my 100th (career coaching) win – but this team, pure and simple, is better and more experienced. “Defensively, they’ve got some good size, but they can run to the football,” he added, explaining senior defensive end Matt Romano is truly adept at shutting down the outside lanes and rushing the signal caller. “One similarity we have with them is a lot of their kids go both ways. That can be a good thing and a bad thing. Offensively, we’ve just got to execute, and – defensively – we can’t allow the big play. A lot of these guys are just one snap away from breaking something big; they’re so talented. “We also can’t turn the ball over, and we have to be aware on special teams of heir punt returner (Ferrell); he’s got great speed, but I will say this: Other than Mount Pleasant, I don’t think they’ve faced as many backfields as talented as ours,” referring to quarterback Emmanuel Leake, tailbacks James Kelly and Alfred Dorbor and fullback Josh Alves, all juniors. (The latter two are tri-captains with Garcia). “The thing about Willie is that he’s developed that team into a football program,” Sassi stated. “There are varsity teams and there are varsity programs, which encompasses everything. They bring in alumni to back them, everyone invests a lot of time in it and he scouts as much as anyone I’ve ever seen. “If he’s not at a high school game, he’s at a college game,” he added. “He knows his football, so this will be a tough task, but I believe our kids are ready to rise to the challenge.”
Continued from page B1 The last time we had a chance to play with each other, we experienced a tough defeat,” said the Woonsocket mentor. “They’re probably chomping at the bit, and for the seniors, it’ll be their last time playing for Woonsocket. That’s really all the motivation they need. “Any time you lose, you want to avenge a loss. I can’t say that’s never part of it, but there’s a different dynamic in place. A lot of those kids who played for Cumberland last year and had a great deal of success aren’t there. A lot of our guys aren’t there, so the only thing you’re doing is avenging the loss of the program,” Henderson delved further. “Trying to motivate these kids who weren’t a part of (last year’s CumberlandWoonsocket installment), it’s not like their guys are back and so are ours. We played them on Thanksgiving and again in the Super Bowl. You can talk about revenge when it’s in the same calendar year and you have the same group of kids, but when you’re talking about something that’s a year removed, this game has its own high stakes.” The 50th chapter of this Thanksgiving rivalry is not lacking in intriguing subplots. Technically, this is a matchup of division winners –Woonsocket won the II-B side, while Cumberland shared top honors in II-A with four teams. “This is our Super Bowl and we’re playing a worthy opponent. You know you’re going to get a great football game,” stated Henderson, his Novans sitting at 7-3 overall. “If I know (Cumberland head coach Chris Skurka), he’s coming to play. That’s just the way he’s always been.” There is a sense of finality surrounding these Novans, something Henderson talked openly about when he referenced closing the season “the right way. We get to measure ourselves in terms of where we are and what we want to carry into the offseason and into next season. This game gives us an opportunity to do that.” Lowering the curtain on 2013 will not transpire for Skurka and the Clippers until Sunday, Dec. 8. There’s still one more game of note after Thursday, and it’s one that will either place Cumberland (8-3 overall) in that rare orb of back-to-back title winners or in the runner-up position behind West Warwick. “Obviously, with this format they tried out this year, we get 10 days between Thanksgiving and the Super Bowl,” said Skurka, referencing the decision that Division II made in contesting the semifinals before Thanksgiving rather than the Tuesday following the holiday, which will be the case in Divisions I, III and IV. From Skurka’s vantage point, Cumberland is squaring off with one top seed in Woonsocket, with another one in West Warwick waiting on deck. “That’s the way we’re looking at it with the kids, which is fine,” said Skurka. Before they can seriously entertain thoughts about their rendezvous with championship destiny, the Clippers must first deal with a Villa Novans squad that figures to be pretty amped. “We’ve been scouting them and have some ideas of what we’re going to do,” stated Skurka. “You have to prepare just like you would anyway. It’s no different if we were playing after Thanksgiving or not.” Skurka pointed to Woonsocket allowing a league-low 50 points during seven regular-season games. “Obviously, they have good skill players and a good, well-rounded team. Unfortunately, they didn’t have their best game against Saints, but they’re a good football team.” With film study serving as his primary guide, Henderson sees a Cumberland unit that’s “fundamentally sound. They do a lot of things well, and that’s why they’re still playing. We know what we’re going to get and we’re looking forward to the challenge.” Cumberland leads the alltime series by a 28-17-4 margin. Henderson and Skurka have been matching coaching wits on Turkey Day since 2009, with each side claiming two victories. Follow Brendan McGair on Twitter @BWMcGair03
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October 9, 2013 - Burrillville senior goalkeeper Colin Powers jumps for the save during action against Scituate at Burrillville Wednesday. Ernest A. Brown photo/RIMG.
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
But at the same time, he may have done Moss a favor by giving him fair warning of how much attention was about to bombard him. *** Waycott said that close to 100 students were interested in coming out for the 2013 season when the buzz around Thaddeus Moss peaked. Right before the season, Thaddeus reached out to Waycott, asking if there was room on the team. Waycott’s response was outright elation. Moss was listed as a tight end/defensive end on the Lincoln roster that was submitted to the Rhode Island Interscholastic League prior to the season opener. Thaddeus was also listed at 6foot-4 and 240 pounds, though according to the Lion gridder himself, he’s about “62, 6-3.” The athleticism he possesses was apparent the moment Thaddeus strapped on a helmet. He produced several highlight-worthy moments on both sides of the ball during Lincoln’s Division III opener against Moses Brown on Sept. 21. He hasn’t slowed down since – in the Lions’ league finale against Tiverton on Nov. 16, Moss caught four passes for 111 yards, 49 coming on a touchdown grab. Understanding that his talent was going to demand constant attention, particularly on offense, Waycott countered by having Thaddeus Moss line up isolated to the left of the quarterback – the go-to “X” option – while stacking three Lincoln wideouts on the right side. On some occasions, Waycott elected to put Moss under center and have him direct the offense, something that took place in the Nov. 1 game against Burrillville. “Talking to him and explaining one of the routes, he replied, ‘Oh, a whip route.’ Everything has been very easy,” Waycott said. “You could tell he grew up in a football family and has a football background. He not only understands the terminology, but what we’re trying to do.” On the Swiss Army knife approach that has come to define his role with the Lions, Moss replied, “I just kind of go with the flow. I’m trying to put the team in the best position to win.” Thaddeus has a different build from his dad. He is strapping and broad while Randy is tall, long and lanky. But watch him take off from the line of scrimmage and you can’t help but think, “where have I seen this before?” “I never was double teamed before I came up here. It’s definitely frustrating not being able to get open as easy, but if they have multiple people on me, that leaves someone else open,” Moss said. “I grew up watching my dad being out there on the island. The attention I’m drawing and the attention he drew from opponents, it’s cool to reminisce.” *** Thaddeus Moss was asked if he plans to stay around Lincoln. The answer he supplied outlined what Randy wants for his son. “Me and my dad have
Continued from page B3 classroom, just peeping in to get a look at me,” recalled Thaddeus Moss earlier this week while sitting on an aluminum bench at Ferguson Field. “It was uncomfortable. I had never had that (degree of attention) before. There were a lot of eyes and people who were talking. “People in Kentucky and West Virginia, they saw me growing up and knew what to expect,” Moss continued, while watching his Lincoln teammates prepare for Wednesday’s Thanksgiving Eve contest against Central Falls. Moss set out to fly under the radar and convey a strong sense of normal to the various stargazers and other interested observers. So what if his famous father was part of pass-catching history with the New England Patriots? Thaddeus is his own person, not someone who’s going to ride coattails and coast through life. caught passes in Minnesota and Oakland. “In the stadium, it was cool to see the atmosphere and the buzz he created,” Thaddeus said. *** The question that has been boiling like water on a stove since the word got out that Thaddeus Moss was in town, was “why,” as in “why did he end up at Lincoln High School?” “It was just family stuff,” he answered, wishing to leave it at that. “I came here with an open mind about everything.” When he arrived in town last spring to move in with his father, he knew nothing about the town other than the fact that it’s the place his dad called home during his stint with the Patriots from 200710. Moss came to Rhode Island via West Virginia after spending the beginning of the 2012-13 school term in Kentucky, which is where he
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Lincoln’s Thaddeus Moss is pictured playing for the Lions during a Sept. 13 game against Shea at Max Read Field. Moss lines up at both tight end and defensive end.
“If I don’t know anybody, I’m just going to head to class and get my work done. I’m not going to talk to many people,” relayed Moss, a highschool sophomore whose natural talents has translated into him doing a little bit of everything for head coach Dave Waycott’s Lions this fall. “Eventually everyone got used to it.” *** Few athletes have scaled the heights that Randy Moss did during a 14-year pro career that saw him strike fear into the hearts of opposing defenses every time he took the field. “Just hearing the name on TV and seeing him scoring against double and triple teams; that was the same person who walked in the house,” said Thaddeus with a slight southern drawl. “That’s my dad out there.” Thaddeus Moss never ventured to Gillette Stadium when his dad played in New England. But he has memories of seeing his dad in person, striding down the field and into end zones, while Randy
mainly grew up. “I was in Kentucky for one-third of the school year, then West Virginia for onethird before coming here,” he stated. “I don’t like moving … it’s not an easy thing to say goodbye to family, which is mostly in West Virginia,” Moss said. “It was a hard thing.” *** A police officer in Lincoln, Waycott vividly remembers that March day when a car pulled up in front of Lincoln High – one driven by Randy – and out popped a possible godsend to his football program. “I was in the parking lot and asked if he was enrolling and if he was a football player,” Waycott said. In response to the latter inquiry, Moss told his future high school coach, “We’ll see.” Looking back, Waycott said he understands the noncommittal response. “It was his first day, and obviously he doesn’t want to hear that as he’s walking into a new school,” said Waycott.
talked about grades and SAT scores, which is what he wants first and foremost,” Thaddeus says. Even though finds himself living in the shadows of his acclaimed father, Thaddeus Moss continues to view Randy in the simplest light.
He knows all the tales surrounding Randy, hence why it’s easy for him to separate the football icon from the parent. “I’ve never been a player to talk much. I’ll talk on the field, but it will be to point little things out. I’m not one to
scream in practice or during games,” Thaddeus said. “I’m going to buckle my chin strap and lead by example. That’s what my dad has always taught me.” Follow Brendan McGair on Twitter @BWMcGair03
College basketball No. 13 UConn beats Loyola (Md) 76-66
Associated Press
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — UConn's DeAndre Daniels went into halftime against Loyola, Md., with just three points and no rebounds, and got an earful from coach Kevin Ollie. The 6-foot-9 junior responded by scoring 18 second-half points and pulling down eight rebounds to help No. 13 Connecticut (7-0) remain undefeated with a 76-66 win
over the Greyhounds (4-1) Tuesday night. "I got right in his face," Ollie said. "If you want to be good, if you want to be great then you can't play like that. I don't care if you score another basket, but you need to pick your energy level up. And that's what he did. And he played outstanding." Ryan Boatright added 13 points and eight boards for the Huskies (7-0) and Lasan Kromah, a transfer from George Washington, chipped in a season-high 12 points.
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4 p.m. Brown at Bryant, WPRV (790), WOON (1240) 5 p.m. ESPN2 — Maui Invitational, fifth place game, teams TBD, at Lahaina, Hawaii 7:30 p.m. ESPN2 — Maui Invitational, third place game, teams TBD, at Lahaina, Hawaii 9:30 p.m. ESPN2 — NIT Season Tip-Off, semifinal, Alabama vs. Duke, at New York 10 p.m. ESPN — Maui Invitational, championship, teams TBD, at Lahaina, Hawaii
Monday’s Games Boston 4, Pittsburgh 3, OT Columbus 6, Toronto 0 Winnipeg 3, New Jersey 1 Tampa Bay 5, N.Y. Rangers 0 Florida 3, Philadelphia 1 St. Louis 3, Minnesota 0 Nashville 4, Phoenix 2 Chicago 5, Edmonton 1 Los Angeles 3, Vancouver 2, OT Tuesday’s Games Anaheim at Dallas, 8 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Montreal at Buffalo, 7 p.m. Carolina at New Jersey, 7 p.m. Winnipeg at N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m. Ottawa at Washington, 7 p.m. Nashville at Columbus, 7 p.m. Boston at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Philadelphia at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Florida, 7:30 p.m. Toronto at Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m. Phoenix at Minnesota, 8 p.m. St. Louis at Colorado, 9 p.m. Chicago at Calgary, 10 p.m. Los Angeles at San Jose, 10:30 p.m. Thursday’s Games Vancouver at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m. Edmonton at Nashville, 8 p.m.
7:30 p.m. ESPN — Miami at Cleveland CSNNE — Memphis at Boston
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7:30 p.m. NBCSN, NESN — Boston at Detroit
2:30 p.m. FSN — UEFA Champions League, Copenhagen at Juventus FS1 — UEFA Champions League, Manchester United at Bayer Leverkusen
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Tuesday’s Sports Transactions The Associated Press BASEBALL National League CHICAGO CUBS — Acquired C George Kottaras from Kansas City for a cash consideration. CINCINNATI REDS— Agreed to terms with INF-OF Skip Schumaker on a two-year contract. Designated OF Derrick Robinson for assignment. COLORADO ROCKIES — Named Blake Doyle hitting coach and Eric Young Sr. baserunning/outfield and first base coach. MIAMI MARLINS — Named Mike Berger vice president, assistant general manager and Jeff McAvoy director of pro scouting. NEW YORK METS — Agreed to terms with OF Chris Young on a one-year contract. PITTSBURGH PIRATES — Agreed to terms with C Nevin Ashley and RHP Cody Eppley on minor league contracts. FRONTIER LEAGUE NORMAL CORNBELTERS — Signed 1B Mike Schwartz to a contract extension. SCHAUMBURG BOOMERS — Signed 2B Jordan Dean to a contract extension. Signed OF Ryan Normoyle. TRAVERSE CITY BEACH BUMS — Signed RHP Chris Bossenbery. WINDY CITY THUNDERBOLTS — Signed INF Evan Button, RHP Tyler Claburn, RHP Daniel Cropper and RHP Travis Tingle to contract extensions. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES — Traded F Derrick Williams to Sacramento for F Luc Mbah a Moute. FOOTBALL National Football League NFL — Suspended Seattle CB Walter Thurmond four games for violating the NFL policy and program for substances of abuse. ARIZONA CARDINALS — Signed LB Jojo Dickson to the practice squad. ATLANTA FALCONS — Signed OT Terren Jones. Waived WR Brian Robiskie. CLEVELAND BROWNS — Agreed to terms with QB Alex Tanney. Claimed TE Andre Smith off waivers from Dallas. Waived OL Patrick Lewis and WR Brian Tyms. DALLAS COWBOYS — Released TE Andre Smith. Signed CB Sterling Moore. Released LB Taylor Reed from the practice squad. INDIANAPOLIS COLTS — Signed LB Josh McNary from the practice squad. Waived TE Justice Cunningham and WR David Reed. Placed S Delano Howell on the injured reserve list. MINNESOTA VIKINGS — Terminated the practice squad contract of OT Jamaal Johnson-Webb. Signed DB Kip Edwards to the practice squad. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS — Released DL Marcus Forston and DB Justin Green. NEW YORK GIANTS — Placed C Jim Cordle on the injured reserve list. Signed C Stephen Goodin from the practice squad. Signed OL Steven Baker to the practice squad. Terminated the practice squad contract of DB Brandon Jones. NEW YORK JETS — Placed LB Troy Davis on the injured reserve list. SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS — Activated WR Michael Crabtree from the PUP list. Waived QB McLeod Bethel-Thompson. SEATTLE SEAHAWKS — Signed CB Perrish Cox. TENNESSEE TITANS — Agreed to terms with KR Leon Washington and DT Frank Kearse. Waived KR Devon Wylie and C Kevin Matthews. WASHINGTON REDSKINS — Signed WR Josh Bellamy from the practice squad. Signed CB Peyton Thompson to the practice squad. Waived CB Jerome Murphy. Placed DE Stephen Bowen on the injured reserve list. Canadian Football League WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS — Named Kyle Walters general manager. HOCKEY National Hockey League NHL — Suspended Carolina F Kevin Westgarth two games for boarding Ottawa D Mark Borowiecki during a Nov. 24 game. CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS — Reassigned F Jeremy Morin to Rockford (AHL). COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS — Placed F Jared Boll on injured reserve, retroactive to Nov. 22. Recalled F Sean Collins from Springfield (AHL). NEW YORK RANGERS — Assigned F J.T. Miller to Hartford (AHL). SAN JOSE SHARKS — Recalled F Matt Pelech from Worcester (AHL). Assigned F Matt Nieto to Worcester. TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING — Reassigned D Dmitry Korobov to Syracuse (AHL). WASHINGTON CAPITALS — Reassigned D Dmitry Orlov to Hershey (AHL). American Hockey League AHL — Suspended St. John’s RW J.C. Lipon two games for receiving a match penalty for an illegal check to the head of an opponent in a Nov. 23 game at WilkesBarre/Scranton. GRAND RAPIDS GRIFFINS — Named Phil Cronin director of game operations. ECHL ECHL — Approved the expansion membership application of the Indianapolis Fuel for admission to the league, beginning in Oct., 2014. READING ROYALS — Announced F Stanislav Galiev was reassigned to Hershey (AHL). Central Hockey League ALLEN AMERICANS — Signed G Mark Guggenberger. Acitavted F Darryl Bootland from a leave of absence. ST. CHARLES CHILL — Suspended D Tony DeHart. TULSA OILERS — Signed D Andrew Eastman. WICHITA THUNDER — Placed F Alexandre Carrier on waivers. Claimed G David Brown off waivers. LACROSSE National Lacrosse League EDMONTON RUSH — Re-signed D Ryan Dilks. Agreed to terms with G Aaron Bold and F Zack Greer on two-year contracts. OLYMPICS U.S. ANTI-DOPING AGENCY — Announced the American Arbitration Association North American Court of Arbitration for Sport (AAA), rendered its decision in the case of cyclist Richard Meeker, finding that Meeker committed an anti-doping rule violation, and will serve a two-year suspension. SOCCER Major League Soccer COLUMBUS CREW — Re-signed D Josh Williams. Signed D Waylon Francis and D Matt Wiet. USL PRO PITTSBURGH RIVERHOUNDS — Added a PDL franchise. National Women’s Soccer League SKY BLUE FC — Named Jim Gooley director of sales. W-League W-LEAGUE — Announced the addition of Sedona FC Strikers, which will begin play in 2014. COLLEGE AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE — Named John Griffin associate commissioner for communications and brand marketing. FLORIDA ATLANTIC — Withdrew the resignation of football coach Carl Pelini and fired him because he “failed to timely report certain conduct” of a member of his staff. SOUTHEAST MISSOURI STATE — Fired football coach Tony Samuel. ST. JOHN’S — Reinstated men’s freshman basketball G Rysheed Jordan after a onegame suspension. ST. JOSEPH’S (LI) — Named Shantey Hill director of intercollegiate athletics and the chairperson for the physical education department. VANDERBILT — WR Chris Boyd announced he will enter the NFL draft. WEBER STATE — Fired football coach Jody Sears.
Thursday, Nov. 28 Green Bay at Detroit, 12:30 p.m. Oakland at Dallas, 4:30 p.m. Pittsburgh at Baltimore, 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1 Chicago at Minnesota, 1 p.m. New England at Houston, 1 p.m. Tennessee at Indianapolis, 1 p.m. Jacksonville at Cleveland, 1 p.m. Tampa Bay at Carolina, 1 p.m. Arizona at Philadelphia, 1 p.m. Miami at N.Y. Jets, 1 p.m. St. Louis at San Francisco, 4:05 p.m. Atlanta vs. Buffalo at Toronto, 4:05 p.m. Cincinnati at San Diego, 4:25 p.m. Denver at Kansas City, 4:25 p.m. N.Y. Giants at Washington, 8:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2 New Orleans at Seattle, 8:40 p.m.
Thursday’s Game New Orleans 17, Atlanta 13 Sunday’s Games Minnesota 26, Green Bay 26, OT Jacksonville 13, Houston 6 San Diego 41, Kansas City 38 St. Louis 42, Chicago 21 Pittsburgh 27, Cleveland 11 Tampa Bay 24, Detroit 21 Baltimore 19, N.Y. Jets 3 Carolina 20, Miami 16 Tennessee 23, Oakland 19 Arizona 40, Indianapolis 11 Dallas 24, N.Y. Giants 21 New England 34, Denver 31, OT Open: Buffalo, Cincinnati, Philadelphia, Seattle Monday’s Game San Francisco 27, Washington 6
Monday’s Games No games scheduled Tuesday’s Games Lake Erie at Utica, 7 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Wilkes-Barre/Scranton at Adirondack, 7 p.m. St. John’s at Hershey, 7 p.m. Portland at Hartford, 7 p.m. Hamilton at Rochester, 7:05 p.m. Syracuse at Binghamton, 7:05 p.m. Charlotte at Norfolk, 7:15 p.m. Milwaukee at Rockford, 8 p.m. Iowa at Chicago, 8 p.m. Oklahoma City at Texas, 8:30 p.m. Thursday’s Games No games scheduled Friday’s Games Springfield at Manchester, 7 p.m. St. John’s at Syracuse, 7 p.m. Adirondack at Albany, 7 p.m. Texas at Grand Rapids, 7 p.m. Worcester at Portland, 7 p.m. Hartford at Bridgeport, 7 p.m. Binghamton at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, 7:05 p.m. Lake Erie at Rochester, 7:05 p.m. Toronto at Hamilton, 7:30 p.m. Providence at Norfolk, 7:30 p.m. Rockford at Chicago, 8:30 p.m. Oklahoma City at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. Utica at Abbotsford, 10 p.m.
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Compiled By PAUL MONTELLA, By The Associated Press Nov. 27 1949 — Steve Van Buren of the Philadelphia Eagles becomes the second NFL player, the first in 16 years, to rush over 200 yards with a 205-yard performance in a 34-17 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers. 1960 — Trailing 38-7, the Denver Broncos score 31 points to salvage a 38-38 tie with the Buffalo Bills. 1960 — Detroit’s Gordie Howe scores his 1,000th point with an assist as the Red Wings beat the Toronto Maple Leafs. 1966 — The Washington Redskins set an NFL regular-season record for most points scored, in a 72-41 victory over the New York Giants. Both teams also set records with 16 TDs and 113 total points. 1980 — Dave Williams returns Eddie Murray’s opening kickoff in overtime 95 yards to give the Chicago Bears a 23-17 victory over the Detroit Lions on Thanksgiving Day. The Bears tied the game with no time remaining in regulation. 1983 — Kenny Johnson returns two interceptions for touchdowns to give the Atlanta Falcons a 41-34 overtime victory over the Green Bay Packers. 1983 — Rookie Curt Warner of the Seattle Seahawks rushes for 207 yards and three touchdowns in a 51-48 overtime victory over the Kansas City Chiefs. 1994 — Joe Montana of the Kansas City Chiefs becomes the fifth quarterback to
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Monday’s Games Indiana 98, Minnesota 84 Boston 96, Charlotte 86 Miami 107, Phoenix 92 Detroit 113, Milwaukee 94 Houston 93, Memphis 86 Denver 110, Dallas 96 San Antonio 112, New Orleans 93 Utah 89, Chicago 83, OT Portland 102, New York 91 Tuesday’s Games L.A. Lakers at Washington, 7 p.m. Brooklyn at Toronto, 7 p.m. Orlando at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. Golden State at New Orleans, 8 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Philadelphia at Orlando, 7 p.m. Indiana at Charlotte, 7 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m. Memphis at Boston, 7:30 p.m. Miami at Cleveland, 7:30 p.m. Chicago at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Denver at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Atlanta at Houston, 8 p.m. San Antonio at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m. Washington at Milwaukee, 8 p.m. Golden State at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Portland at Phoenix, 9 p.m. New York at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m.
surpass 40,000 passing yards in a 10-9 loss at Seattle. 1998 — Texas’ Ricky Williams becomes the leading rusher in Division I-A history, breaking Tony Dorsett’s record set 22 years earlier. 2002 — Michael Finley has his way against the league’s best defensive team scoring a career-high 42 as the unbeaten Dallas Mavericks (14-0) come within one victory of making NBA history with a 102-82 win over the Detroit Pistons. 2006 — Shaun Alexander rushes for 201 yards to rally the Seattle Seahawks to a 34-24 victory over the Green Bay Packers. 2009 — Graham Gano kicks a 33-yard field goal in overtime to give the Las Vegas Locomotives a 20-17 victory over the Florida Tuskers in the inaugural UFL championship game. 2010 — Boise State has its 24-game winning streak snapped after losing 34-31 in overtime to Nevada. 2011 — The Connecticut women’s basketball team wins its 89th straight at home to set an NCAA record, beating Dayton 7838, behind Freshman Kaleena MosquedaLewis’ 23 points. The win extends the Huskies’ Division I record home winning streak and sets a new NCAA mark, passing Division III Rust (Miss.) College, which won 88 straight at home from 1982-89. Nobody has beaten UConn at home since Rutgers won the Big East tournament final in 2007.
MLB Maddux, Glavine, Thomas on Hall of Fame ballot
AP Sports Writer
Fight Schedule The Associated Press Nov. 30 At Pepsi Coliseum, Quebec City (HBO), Adonis Stevenson vs. Tony Bellew, 12, for Stevenson’s WBC light heavyweight title; Sergey Kovalev vs. Ismayl Sillakh, 12, for Kovalev’s WBO light heavyweight title. At Mountaineer Casino Racetrack and Resort, Chester, W.Va., Johan Perez vs. Paul Spadafora, 12, for the interim WBA World junior welterweight title.
Wolves announce Derrick Williams trade to Kings
AP Basketball Writer
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Even just 16 games into the new season, one thing had become abundantly clear in Minnesota: Derrick Williams wasn’t fitting in with the Timberwolves. Coach Rick Adelman was playing him only as a matter of last resort despite a glaring need for help off the bench, and Williams was growing increasingly frustrated with the sporadic minutes. With all that in mind, new Wolves President Flip Saunders swallowed hard and made the decision to part with the former No. 2 overall draft pick, sending him to Sacramento for defensive specialist Luc Mbah Moute. “We need to do something where coach can get some trust into his bench and play
those guys more,” Saunders said after the deal was completed on Tuesday. “Coach is going to play guys that he feels he trusts that can go out there and play for him and help him win.” Williams was the highest draft pick in franchise history when the Wolves grabbed him in 2011. But his style of play didn’t mesh with Adelman’s system, he played the same position as the team’s best player and the impasse reached a breaking point early this season. Williams missed one game because of back spasms and did not play in four other games as Adelman elected to go with Robbie Hummel and Dante Cunningham with the second unit instead. Adelman wanted to see more energy from Williams on both ends of court. But Williams often said that he
had difficulty getting into the flow of the game when he only played in fits and starts. He bounced between small forward and power forward in two-plus years with the Wolves, averaging 10.1 points and 4.9 rebounds per game. And so the Wolves cut ties with a 22-year-old whose value on the market had plunged right along with his playing time. “I just didn’t foresee Derrick being able to play much,” Saunders said. “And if a guy’s not playing, usually your value is not going to go up. So when we’ve got someone we thought was going to fit what we were looking for, we just thought it was right.” The Kings are hoping Williams can bring some offensive punch to a team that could use some more of it in the frontcourt alongside DeMarcus Cousins. The
Kings have been searching for an answer at power forward after Carl Landry went out with a torn hip flexor in the preseason. They’ve used Jason Thompson and Patrick Patterson to varying degrees of success and see Williams as a player who may just need a change of scenery to realize his potential. “We’re excited to acquire a player with Derrick’s skillset,” Kings GM Pete D’Alessandro said in a statement issued by the team. “He will add size, length and serve as a scoring threat in our frontcourt. We also want to thank Luc for his contributions during the short time he was a King. We wish him the best.” Williams is more comfortable playing the power forward, which he showed when filling in for the injured Kevin Love last season.
NEW YORK (AP) — Four-time Cy Young Award winner Greg Maddux, two-time winner Tom Glavine and two-time AL MVP Frank Thomas are among 19 newcomers on this year’s Hall of Fame ballot, joining holdovers Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa. Mike Mussina, Hideo Nomo, Kenny Rogers, Jeff Kent, Moises Alou and Luis Gonzalez also are among the players eligible to be voted on for the first time by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. The 36-player ballot will include Armando Benitez, Sean Casey, Ray Durham, Eric Gagne, Jacque Jones, Todd Jones, Paul Lo Duca, Richie Sexson, J.T. Snow and Mike Timlin, the Hall said Tuesday. Voters are the approximately 600 writers who have been members of the BBWAA for 10 consecutive years at any point. Ballots are due by Dec. 31, and results will be announced Jan. 8. Players elected along with choices announced Dec. 9 by the expansion era committee (1973 and later) will be inducted July 27 at Cooperstown. Among those on the committee ballot are retired managers Bobby Cox, Tony La Russa and Joe Torre; late Yankees owner George Steinbrenner; and late players’ union head Marvin Miller. Last year, the BBWAA failed for the first time since 1996 to produce any inductees. Craig Biggio came closest to receiving the necessary 75 percent, falling 39 shy with 388 (68.2 percent). Jack Morris, who will be on the ballot for the final time this year, was second with 67.7 percent, followed by Jeff Bagwell (59.6), Mike Piazza (57.8), Tim Raines (52.2), Lee Smith (47.8) and Curt Schilling (38.8). Making their first appearances on the ballot, Clemens was at 37.6 percent, Bonds at 36.2 and Sosa at 12.5. McGwire received 16.9 percent on his seventh try. Players remain on the ballot if they receive at least 5 percent support and can stay in the voting for up to 15 years. Other returnees include Don Mattingly, Edgar Martinez, Fred McGriff, Rafael Palmeiro, Alan Trammell and Larry Walker.
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Woman who left abusive ex struggles with lingering ties
I was married to a man who ruled my every move. After years of torture and abuse, I finally became frightened enough to leave. Since then I have met a wonderful, caring, loving man who I wouldn’t trade for the world. He treats me with kindness, respect and love. He makes me laugh and smile and appreciate life. I am allowed to be myself and function how I will. I am happier than I have ever been. My question is, sometimes I miss my emotionally and physically abusive ex. I have no desire to BE with him, but after all those years, it’s hard to adjust some days. Is something wrong with me? I would never leave my current relationship for my ex. I feel like I have found my soul mate. But these lingering thoughts trouble me. Am I normal? What do I do? I don’t have a girlfriend to confide in. — FOUND MY SOUL MATE DEAR FOUND: I’m touched that you would confide in me. Yes, you are normal. Time has a way of dulling emotional pain, and with time we tend to gloss over unpleasantness. Your ex may not have been brutal and controlling all the time, and you are remembering the happier times. I don’t think that what you are missing has much to do with HIM. What you may be missing is the adrenaline rush you got from the drama. make EXPLICIT your wishes in this matter. If he continues to persist, then you will have to report it to human resources.
I have a great husband who has only one quirk. He often forgets to zip his fly. At home, who cares? But it happens in public too often and creates an uncomfortable scene when my friends are around. Should I be hard on him, or just sympathize and keep my mouth shut? And what should I do when it’s clear that he’s the only one who doesn’t know? — JUST ZIP IT DEAR JUST ZIP IT: Has your husband always forgotten to zip his fly, or is his forgetfulness something recent? If it is recent, and you have noticed other lapses in what should be automatic behavior, then it is time he had a neurological evaluation by a physician. Because this happens with some frequency, work out a code with him to remind him his fly is open — or take him aside and quietly point out that he needs to make an adjustment. DEAR READERS: Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, and no Thanksgiving would be complete without the traditional prayer penned by my dear mother: Oh, Heavenly Father, We thank Thee for food and remember the hungry.
We thank Thee for health and remember the sick. We thank Thee for friends and remember the friendless. We thank Thee for freedom and remember the enslaved. May these remembrances stir us to service, That Thy gifts to us may be used for others. Amen. Have a safe and happy celebration, everyone! — Love, ABBY TO MY JEWISH READERS: At sundown the eight days of Hanukkah begin. I can’t believe how early it has fallen this year. To all of you I wish a joyous Festival of Lights! Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.
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I had an inappropriate relationship with a senior officer at the firm where I work. It ended a year ago. I was married at the time — I am now divorced — and he is married. Occasionally during the past year, he has made advances, but I rejected them. However, today his advances were persistent and almost demanding. For the first time, I felt a little threatened. I don’t want to cause trouble for him, his job and certainly not his family. But what do I do? I’d like to think he has gotten the message, but what if it continues? I like the guy; I’m just not interested anymore. — DON’T WANT TROUBLE DEAR DON’T WANT TROUBLE: It appears “Romeo” hasn’t quite gotten the message, so it’s time to
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The premises described in the mortgage will be sold subject to all encumbrances and prior liens on December 12, 2013 at 12:00 p.m. on the premises, by virtue of the power of sale contained in a mortgage by Leona M. Joyce and Patrick J. Joyce dated May 25, 2005 and recorded in the Smithfield Land Evidence Records in Book 464, Page 651, the conditions of said mortgage having been broken. $5,000.00 in cash, certified or bank check is required to bid. Other terms will be announced at the sale. HARMON LAW OFFICES, P.C. Attorney for the Holder of the Mortgage 150 California Street Newton, MA 02458 (617) 558-0500 201308-0668 - GRY MORTGAGEE'S SALE 23 Marion Terrace, Pawtucket, RI 02860
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Will be sold, subject to any and all prior liens By order of the Mortgagee which gives notice of and encumbrances, at public auction on Decem- its intention to bid at such sale or any postponeber 18, 2013 at 3:00 PM Local Time, on the ment or adjournment thereof. Merchandise premises by virtue of the Power of Sale conKORDE & ASSOCIATES, P.C. tained in the certain Mortgage Deed made and Attorneys for the Holder of the Mortgage executed by Joshua L. Audette dated December 321 Billerica Road, Suite 210 16, 2011 and recorded in Book 3430 at Page Chelmsford, MA 01824-4100 349, et seq. with the Records of Land Evidence 100 Legals 100 Legals (978) 256-1500 of the City of Pawtucket, County of Providence, (11/27/2013, 12/4/2013, 12/11/2013) State of Rhode Island, the conditions of said City of Pawtucket 13-010341 Mortgage Deed having been broken. FIVE THOUSECOND HAND SHOP 266 Garage – Yard SAND DOLLARS ($5,000.00) down payment in Sales – Flea Markets Application has been filed to the City Council of cash, bank check or certified check at time of NOTICE OF MORTGAGEE'S SALE the City of Pawtucket to keep a shop for the sale; other terms will be announced at time of 45 Merrick Street Pawtucket, Rhode Island sale. Pawtucket. St. Teresa's, purpose of purchasing and selling second hand Assessor's Plat 52// 0033// Newport Ave. Christmas articles, specifically: used general merchandise decoration sale. Over 10k Marinosci Law Group, P.C. items. $1.00 & up. 11/29 by the following: Will be sold, subject to any and all prior liens & 11/30; 8:30-2:30pm in 275 West Natick Road, Suite 500 and encumbrances, at public auction on DecemChurch Hall. Warwick, RI 02886 Scott Sherlock ber 18, 2013 at 3:00 PM Local Time, on the Attorney for the present d/b/a Angel's Basement premises by virtue of the Power of Sale conHolder of the Mortgage 273 Miscellaneous 515 Armistice Blvd. tained in the certain Mortgage Deed made and MLG File # 13-11027 A-4424892 Merchandise Pawtucket, RI 02861 executed by Gloria E. Sanchez dated July 29, 11/27/2013, 12/04/2013, 12/11/2013 Tax Assessor's Plat 27 Lot 938 2005 and recorded in Book 2439 at Page 125, et LOOKING FOR SOMEMORTGAGEE'S SALE seq. with the Records of Land Evidence of the THING HARD TO FIND? A public hearing on this application will be held 82 Riley Street, Pawtucket, RI 02861 City of Pawtucket, County of Providence, State of Be sure to look in the classified pages of The on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 6:45 PM, Rhode Island, the conditions of said Mortgage TImes every day. Surely in the City Council Chambers, City Hall, PawtuckThe premises described in the mortgage will be Deed having been broken. FIVE THOUSAND you'll find interesting things that you may want et, RI, at which time and place all persons inter- sold subject to all encumbrances and prior liens DOLLARS ($5,000.00) down payment in cash, or need. The Times is the ested may be heard. on December 19, 2013 at 2:00PM on the premis- bank check or certified check at time of sale; othperfect marketplace you es, by virtue of the power of sale contained in a er terms will be announced at time of sale. can enjoy in the comfort of your own home. There All persons interested in the above are mortgage from Thomas M. Spaziano and Gail M. is something for everyone in The Times classi- respectfully requested to be present at the time Spaziano dated August 22, 2006 and recorded in Marinosci Law Group, P.C. fieds! and place to be heard hereon. The City Council Book L2712 at Page 195 in the Records of Land 275 West Natick Road, Chambers is accessible to the disabled. Evidence in the City of Pawtucket, RI, the condiWarwick, RI 02886 Individuals requiring assistance due to a tions of said mortgage having been broken. Attorney for the present disability or individuals requesting interpreter Holder of the Mortgage services for the deaf and hard of hearing must $5,000.00 in cash, certified or bank check is reMLG File # 13-10166 A-4424920 notify the City Clerk's Office at (401) 728-0500 quired to bid. Other terms will be announced at 11/27/2013, 12/04/2013, 12/11/2013 Ext. 225, 72 hours in advance of the hearing the sale. date. MORTGAGEE'S SALE By order of the Mortgagee which gives notice of ALSO, TDD TELEPHONE (401) 722-8239 45 Meadow View Boulevard, its intention to bid at such sale or any postponeNorth Providence, RI 02904 ment or adjournment thereof. Richard J. Goldstein City Clerk The premises described in the mortgage will be KORDE & ASSOCIATES, P.C. sold subject to all encumbrances and prior liens Attorneys for the Holder of the Mortgage CITY OF PAWTUCKET on December 5, 2013 at 2:00PM on the premis321 Billerica Road, Suite 210 PAWTUCKET BOARD OF LICENSE es, by virtue of the power of sale contained in a Chelmsford, MA 01824-4100 COMMISSIONERS mortgage from Victor H. Cuenca dated February (978) 256-1500 7, 2005 and recorded in Book 2052 at Page 47 (11/27/2013, 12/4/2013, 12/11/2013) The Pawtucket Board of License Commissioners as affected by Corrective Mortgage recorded in 12-008247 hereby gives notice that the following person, Book 2253, Page 8 in the Records of Land EviCITY OF CENTRAL FALLS firm, corporation and/or organization has made dence in the Town of North Providence, the conZONING BOARD OF REVIEW application to said Board of License Commisditions of said mortgage having been broken. PUBLIC HEARING sioners for a retailer beverage license to keep for $5,000.00 in cash, certified or bank check is reCITY HALL sale and to sell alcoholic beverages in the City of quired to bid. Other terms will be announced at CENTRAL FALLS, RHODE ISLAND Pawtucket from December 11, 2013 until Dethe sale. cember 1, 2014, inclusive, under the provisions of Title 3 of the General Laws of Rhode Island, Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will 1956, as amended, for the place designated op- be held on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at By order of the Mortgagee which gives notice of 6:00 PM in the Central Falls City Council Cham- its intention to bid at such sale or any postponeposite the respective name: bers, City Hall, 580 Broad Street, Central Falls, ment or adjournment thereof. R.I. for the purpose of hearing the following: CLASS BV (Victualer) Transfer KORDE & ASSOCIATES, P.C. Attorneys for the Holder of the Mortgage Case #10-17-13 La Esquina Inc., d/b/a La Esquina, 321 Billerica Road, Suite 210 Sylvia Martins of 177 Bear Hill Rd. Cumberland, 447 Mineral Spring Ave. (Ap46 L521) Chelmsford, MA 01824-4100 RI, Applicant and Owner regarding property LIC#9330 (978)256-1500 located at 625 Roosevelt Avenue, 2nd Floor, (transfer from Ilha Verde Club Inc., (11/13/2013, 11/20/2013, 11/27/2013) Central Falls, RI, Assessor's Plat 1, Lot No. 155 d/b/a Mingo's Bar & Grill, 13-011202 has filed an application for a special use permit "pending new location") pursuant to Article III, Section 304, Table 1, Remonstrants are entitled to be heard before the Sub-Section 42 to open a hair salon. granting of said license and the Pawtucket Board MORTGAGEE'S SALE of License Commissioners will give such remon- Case #11-14-13-1 264 Greenslitt Avenue, Pawtucket, RI 02861 strants a fair opportunity to make their objec- Tai-O Associates, L.P. of 521 Roosevelt Avenue, Central Falls, RI, Applicant and Owner regarding The premises described in the mortgage will be tions before acting upon said application. property located at 521 Roosevelt Avenue, sold subject to all encumbrances and prior liens Notice is hereby further given that said applica- Central Falls, RI, Assessor's Plat 1, Lot No. 95 on December 12, 2013 at 3:00PM on the premistion will be considered at a public hearing of said has filed an application for a dimensional vari- es, by virtue of the power of sale contained in a Pawtucket Board of License Commissioners in ance seeking relief from Article VIII, Section mortgage from Judith L. Tilley and Bernard A. the City Council Chambers, City Hall, 137 Roo- 801.8 "Off-street parking and loading". The appli- Tilley dated December 8, 2004 and recorded in sevelt Avenue, Pawtucket, RI, on WEDNESDAY, cant seeks relief for 45 residential parking Book L2253 at Page 83 in the Records of Land December 11, 2013, AT 6:45 p.m. at which spaces. Evidence in the City of Pawtucket, RI and affecttime and place all interested persons may be ed by a Loan Modification recorded in Book Case #10-22-13 heard. L3289, Page 78 in the Records of Land Evidence North American Industries Inc. of 131 Clay in the City of Pawtucket, RI, the conditions of All persons interested in the above are respect- Street, Central Falls, RI Owner and Leonard F. said mortgage having been broken. fully requested to be present at the time and D'Orlando of Wakefield, MA Applicant regarding place to be heard hereon. The City Council property located at 361 Dexter Street, Central $5,000.00 in cash, certified or bank check is reChambers is accessible to the disabled. Individ- Falls, RI, Assessor's Plat 5, Lot No. 29 has filed quired to bid. Other terms will be announced at uals requiring assistance due to a disability or in- for dimensional variances, seeking relief from the sale. dividuals requesting interpreter services for the setback requirements under Article IV, section deaf and hard of hearing must notify the City 402.1D and section 402.1G, and seeking relief By order of the Mortgagee which gives notice of Clerk's Office at (401) 728-0500 Ext. 225, 72 from parking requirements under Article VIII, its intention to bid at such sale or any postponesection 801.2. hours in advance of the hearing date. ment or adjournment thereof. City Hall is accessible to the handicapped. Individuals requesting interpreter services for the Per Order Pawtucket Board of License Commis- hearing impaired should call the City Clerk's Ofsioners. fice at 727-7400, 72 hours in advance. ALSO, TDD TELEPHONE (401) 722-8239. Richard J. Goldstein City Clerk The institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer. KORDE & ASSOCIATES, P.C. Attorneys for the Holder of the Mortgage 321 Billerica Road, Suite 210 Chelmsford, MA 01824-4100 (978) 256-1500 (11/20/2013, 11/27/2013, 12/4/2013) 10-002204
Congress are skeptical, if not outright hostile, to the deal reached in Geneva. Two key senators already are at work on legislation to reinstate the full force of sanctions and impose new ones if Iran doesn't make good on its pledge to roll back its nuclear program. "The American people need an insurance policy to prevent a rerun of North Korea," said Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., who is crafting a bill alongside Sen. Bob Menendez, DN.J. Critics of the accord reached in Geneva believe it could allow Iran to trick international monitors while it assembles an atomic weapons arsenal, similar to North Korea last decade. Iran sanctions evoke great passion in Washington. Although Obama sees the economic pressure as the key motivation for bringing Iran's new moderate President Hassan Rouhani to the negotiating table, pulling them back is the administration's only real carrot for securing nuclear concessions. Congress, which passed the sanctions, is leery. Israel sees any letup on the economic pressure as a dangerous concession that allows Iran to move even closer to nuclear weapons capability. And the powerful American Israel Public Affairs Committee has joined the call, saying new sanctions are needed "so that Iran will face immediate consequences should it renege on its commitments or refuse to negotiate an acceptable final agreement." Menendez and Kirk hope to have their bill ready for other lawmakers to consider when the Senate returns Dec. 9 from its two-week recess, according to legislative aides. The measure would require the administration to certify every 30 days that Iran is adhering to the terms of the six-month interim agreement and that it hasn't been involved in any act of terrorism against the United States. Without that certification, sanctions worth more than $1 billion a month would be re-imposed and new sanctions would be added. The new penalties would include bans on investing in Iran's engineering, mining and construction industries and a global boycott of Iranian oil by 2015. Foreign companies and banks violating the sanctions would be barred from doing business in the United States.The senators want to send the bill to the president before the end of the year, said the aides, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to speak by name on the matter. White House officials wouldn't say if Obama might veto such legislation. Kerry, whose message sought to push back against what he called "misinformation," spoke privately by telephone with Menendez in an effort to sway him, officials said. The secretary of state warned of dire consequences. "Passing any new sanctions legislation during the course of the negotiations, in our view, would be unhelpful," State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said. "Other countries would think that the United States is not living up to our end of the bargain in terms of giving the negotiations a chance," she said. "And it could have the opposite impact of what is intended by driving the Iranians to take a harder line in these negotiations in response." Psaki warned of new sanctions dividing the U.S. and its five negotiating partners — Britain, China, France, Germany and Russia. Sanctions are as much about securing international cooperation as drafting tough laws. If major
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Obama, Senate spar over new Iran sanctions threats
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WASHINGTON — An agreement secured with its greatest global foe, the Obama administration pleaded Tuesday with a more familiar if often difficult negotiating partner not to scuttle last weekend's Iran nuclear deal: Congress. Just back from his diplomatic triumph in Europe, Secretary of State John Kerry delivered a video message to legislators as he urged that they not introduce new economic measures against Iran at a time the U.S. and fellow world powers are withdrawing some sanctions in exchange for the Iranians curtailing their nuclear program. Kerry asserted that now is the time to get to work on a final agreement that removes any suspicion that Iran is trying to produce nuclear weapons. "We all know that if the agreement falls apart, Iran is going to quickly face even tougher sanctions," he said in the message. Although Kerry was reaching out personally to key senators, Democrats and Republicans appeared determined to increase the pressure on Tehran. Many in
commercial powers that maintain business with Iran such as China or Japan, for example, decide to ignore the new restrictions, the Obama administration would have relatively few enforcement options. Shutting Chinese or Japanese banks out of the U.S. market isn't realistic because of the economic impact such a step would entail. Having voted new sanctions against Iran four months ago, the House is waiting for the Senate to act. The House would probably overwhelming support any new legislation against Iran, given that it voted 400-20 in favor of new penalties in July. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., has yet to determine how he'll react to the agreement, Democratic aides said. Reid said last week that the Senate would move forward with new sanctions when lawmakers return from their Thanksgiving break. But he took a more cautious approach Monday, saying on NPR's "Diane Rehm Show" that Menendez and Sen. Tim Johnson, D-S.D., chairman of the Senate Banking Committee, will study the interim agreement with Iran and hold hearings if necessary.
Prosecutor demands guilty verdict for Amanda Knox
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FLORENCE, Italy — An Italian prosecutor on Tuesday demanded that an appellate court find Amanda Knox guilty of the 2007 murder of her British roommate, a killing he argued may have been rooted in arguments about cleanliness and triggered by a toilet left unflushed by the only man now in jail for the murder. Prosecutor Alessandro Crini called for 26-year sentences for Knox and Raffaele Sollecito, her co-defendant and former boyfriend, following more than 10 hours of closing arguments over two days. Knox and Sollecito deny any involvement in the killing. Crini departed from past scenarios by suggesting the crime was not so much sexually fueled — an erotic game that got out of control, as the lower court prosecutor described it — but an act of physical violence with a sexual expression. He alleged that Knox and Sollecito acted with another man
in an explosion of violence sparked by tension between Knox and British student Meredith Kercher. Crini argued that Rudy Guede — a native of Ivory Coast now serving a 16-year sentence for the murder — may have inflamed tensions between Knox and Kercher after he defecated in a toilet inside the women's apartment and didn't flush. Crini said Guede, who was friendly with young men living in a neighboring apartment, had done the same thing the previous week. "It is an absolutely disgusting and incongruous habit that he evidently had," Crini said. Testimony in previous trials had cited tensions between Kercher and Knox over the cleanliness of the house they shared with two Italian roommates. Kercher's murder in the idyllic hillside town of Perugia is getting its third trial after Italy's highest court annulled an appellate ruling overturning the 2009 guilty verdicts against Knox and Sollecito. They were convicted in the first trial, and sentenced to 26 years and 25 years, respectively.
Knox's sentence included 1 year for slander. Knox's lawyer, Carlo Dalla Vedova, said the shift in the prosecution's theory about events leading up to the killing "confirms the lack of proof." "In a trial based on clues, all the facts can be interpreted. This prosecutor worked very hard, but it doesn't change the situation. There are too many doubts. It calls for only an acquittal," Dalla Vedova said. Kercher's body was found in a pool of blood in her locked bedroom on Nov. 2, 2007. Her throat was slit and there were signs of sexual aggression. Kercher was stripped naked during the attack, and prosecutors allege that her bra was removed with a knife that tore off a clasp, one of the most-disputed pieces of evidence in the case. Guede was convicted in the murder on evidence that included physical evidence from a vaginal swab of the victim. Crini also urged that Knox's separate sentence for slander for falsely blaming Kercher's murder on a Congolese-born bar owner,
Diya "Patrick" Lumumba , be raised from three years to four years because, Crini argued, she lied to deflect suspicion from herself — which would be an aggravating circumstance. Knox returned to the United States a free woman in 2011 after the appellate court ruling, having spent four years in jail, and has remained there for this trial. Sollecito, who also is free, had attended two hearings but was not in court on Tuesday. In a statement released in Seattle, Knox said her lawyers had filed an appeal of the slander conviction — the only part of the case confirmed by Italy's highest court — with the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, France, claiming the accusation against Lumumba was coerced by police who failed to inform her she was a suspect in Kercher's murder. "The police were the ones who first brought forth Patrick's name saying they knew I was going to meet him the night of Meredith Kercher's murder, which was not true," Knox said. "I have stated many times that my original com-
ments about Patrick were coerced by the police and not true." Lumumba's lawyer, Carlo Pacelli, disputed that in his summing up on Tuesday, saying that Knox named Lumumba "spontaneously." "Amanda had a double personality," Pacelli said. One the one hand she was "good, compassionate, tender," and on the other "a female Lucifer, diabolical, satanic." Crini also challenged new interpretations of genetic evidence cited by a Perugia appeals court when it overturned the guilty verdicts. He said a DNA sample on the blade of the presumed murder weapon was clean and belonged to Kercher. That finding, which was key to the convictions, was cast in doubt during the appeals trial. All of the evidence is up for re-examination after the high-court blasted the appellate court's reasoning. The trial continues Dec. 16 with closing arguments by the Kercher family lawyer, Francesco Maresca, followed by Knox's defense team the next day. A verdict could come in January.


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