New England budget 1.19.10
New England budget 1.19.10
Here are the top New England regional stories coming today from GateHouse News Service. Stories are available at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com.
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FATHER’S FIGHT: Video: Brockton father takes ‘fight’ to the silver screen - A documentary about a city man’s foray into the world of mixed-martial arts, amid the backdrop of a deadly disease suffered by his twin sons, will be shown Friday at a premiere event at the Shaw’s Center. By Kyle Alspach.
PETER COSTA: On staying connected -- What a winged wonder a bird is. It chirps at its mates and flutters into trees, part of a feathery, real-life social network. It is difficult to worry about jobs and money when you are sitting on a bench listening to the telegraphy between bird senders and receivers.
DARIN ST. GEORGE: Just a couple of rules to live by -- With the proliferation of gadgets and gizmos, experts and "biggest losers" out there, you'd have to be watching a black and white television with rabbit ears or using a Coleco computer not to know that fitness is a way of life and you had better find a way to join in.
DR. MURRAY FEINGOLD: Judging people by their physical appearance -- It has been said that you can't judge a book by its cover. But can people judge you by your outward physical appearance? A study was recently done to try to answer this question.
FLEXIBLE FITNESS: Impingement syndrome causes shoulder pain – Impingement syndrome is one of the most common causes of pain in the adult shoulder.
OPINIONS: TOONS, EDITORIALS & NEWS COLUMNS
O'MAHONEY CARTOON: On getting our election info from the media.
GRANLUND CARTOON: President Obama’s first year.
EDITORIAL: Put this court drama on TV - For those who appreciate important trials dealing with fundamental principles, it doesn't get much better than the drama unfolding in federal court in San Francisco. The principle in question is whether a citizen's "pursuit of happiness," reflected in the desire to marry the person he or she loves, can be denied by government on the sole grounds that the citizen shares the same gender as the intended spouse. By MetroWest.
PETER CHIANCA: Have you hugged a detainee today? - As you know, President Obama’s first year in office has been considered a tremendous success, especially for the people who make “Don’t Blame Me, I Voted for Hillary” bumper stickers. So I’m sure his plan to close the Guantanamo Bay detention center will go perfectly fine.
FRANK MULLIGAN: Many are called, but few are chosen - The voice comes over the phone. “Hello, this is Bill Clinton …” That’s right. It was former President Bill Clinton on the other end of the line.
DAIRY FARMER: Young dairy farmer bucks economic trend - Love isn’t rational, and Andrew Samuelson knows it. The 35-year-old bachelor offers no rationalizations for the 70 females in his life. But things begin to make more sense when you realize each member of Samuelson’s harem has four legs. “I can’t explain it,” the Ashford dairy farmer says. “I love cows. When I was young I told my parents that I actually wanted to be a cow.” By James Mosher.
MAKING CENTS: List of goals is first step to success - To start a new year of financial resolutions, let's make it real simple. Make a specific list of the financial things that you want to get together. Maybe you want to add more to your 401(k), pay down debt or start a college fund. Simply creating a list of what you'd like to accomplish is an important first step. And to give this list some life, try adding a few other columns. By John P. Napolitano.
CHECKOUT LANE: Choosing the right gym - Fran Robbins, manager of Bayshore Athletic Club in Braintree, Mass., says consumers should check what is included in the membership, such as personal training sessions or child care, so they can get the most for their money. By Lana Lagomarsini.
- Localize it: Talk to gyms in your area and get info, quotes, etc.
FINE PRINT: Before giving for Haiti, make sure the charity is legit. By The Patriot Ledger.
MASS. MARKET: State legislature will be asked to tackle controversial home appraisal system - While Congress weighs potential fixes to a controversial new system for home appraisals, the Massachusetts Board of Real Estate Appraisers is crafting legislation to address this at the state level. This bill would regulate appraisal management companies – intermediaries that are increasingly called upon to assign appraisers for a refinancing or home closing. By Jon Chesto.
ACCUSED RAPIST DEPORTED: Accused rapist deported before facing indictment and trial - Accused rapist Genesis Orrego of Weymouth was deported before facing his arraignment at Dedham Superior Court, avoiding his criminal trial. By Allison Manning.
DEPORTATION BEFORE TRIAL: More illegal immigrants being deported before trial - Deportation before trial or sentencing is rare, but it’s becoming more common, due to the increased effectiveness of ICE at identifying illegal immigrants in prisons and jails, said Jessica Vaughan, director of policy at the Center for Immigration Studies. By Allison Manning.
GREYHOUNDS: Last greyhound to leave Raynham Park on Jan. 30 - Less than a month after the last dog race was held at the track, greyhound adoption kennels from around the U.S. and Canada have taken in, or arranged to take in, all of the roughly 190 dogs that retired when racing ended at Raynham Park last month. By Erik Potter.
VANDALISM: Vandals cause $40,000 worth of damage to Camp Hayward - Four juveniles will face charges for causing $40,000 worth of damage at Camp Hayward. By Paul Babin.
HAITI LINKS PACKAGE: Massachusetts stories of the disaster in Haiti are linked to here. More than a few items were added today, and we’ll keep updating as stories come in.
SENATE RACE CONTENT: We’re collecting stories, cartoons, images, etc., related to the special election to fill Sen. Ted Kennedy’s seat. Links will be added as new stories come in.
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