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4.0 An earthquake that was centered in Maine was reportedly felt by people in the Greater Boston area yesterday evening. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, a 4.0 magnitude quake struck about 3 miles west of Hollis Center, Maine at about 7:12 p.m. It was later downgraded by the agency after it was initially assigned a 4.6 magnitude. METRO

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News in brief Somerville man attacks Army vet BOSTON. A Somerville man

pleaded not guilty yesterday to beating a wounded Army veteran who told him to stop urinating in public. James Plunkett, 26, and a second man were allegedly urinating near Charles and Pinckney streets about 1:30 a.m. Monday when the 29year-old veteran and his wife walked by. The veteran was wounded in Iraq, authorities said. When the veteran told Plunkett and the other man to “put it away,” the men followed the couple to their car and beat him, authorities said. The veteran suffered broken bones in his face and hand. The second man has been identified and may be charged in the future. METRO

Pharmacy is subject of probe FRAMINGHAM. Federal authorities set upon the Framingham pharmacy that is being looked at in the national deadly outbreak of fun-

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gal meningitis. U.S. Attorney for Massachusetts Carmen Oritz said last night that authorities are investigating the New England Compounding Center and agents were at the facility yesterday. The compounding center is linked to the national outbreak of fungal meningitis that has claimed 15 lives and left hundreds sick.

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Report: Sex encounter led to death of missing UNH student WESTBOROUGH. A University of New Hampshire student from Westborough was killed during a sexual encounter, according to a newspaper report. Elizabeth Marriott, 19, was allegedly killed during the encounter with 29-yearold Seth Mazzaglia at a Dover, N.H., apartment, according to the Foster’s Daily Democrat. It was not clear if the encounter was voluntary or involuntary. Mazzaglia has been charged with seconddegree murder. Authorities have said Marriott was suffocated or strangled. Her body has not yet been found. METRO

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Construction at the UMass Boston campus in Dorchester is underway.

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In the news UMass heads discuss growing enrollment, system’s future Chancellors of various University of Massachusetts campuses said their shortterm goals include updating aging infrastructure while boosting the reputations of their respective institutions. The goals were laid out during a special UMass board of trustees meeting yesterday held at The UMass Club on the 33rd floor of a Financial District building.

City’s new bicycle safety ads go too far for some riders

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UMass Boston Chancellor J. Keith Motley said he is expecting to grow student enrollment at the school to 20,000 by 2020. Currently there are about 16,000 students at the Hub campus. Motley also said a forthcoming additional 2,000 beds for on-campus housing will help promote the image of a “24/7 UMass Boston.” “We are in Boston ... our place is changing,” Motley said. “It’s a wonderful place to be at this point in time.” UMass Amherst Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy also said he is pushing to change the perception of the system’s flagship campus from a back-up school to a top choice. METRO/MN

A safety campaign launched last week by the Boston Public Health Commission has turned a few stomachs across the Hub lately, and while critics said scare tactics are at play, officials contend that the end justifies the means. The commission recently planted about two dozen posters at Boston bus stations and other public spaces that show the bloodied faces of riders who, apparently, did not wear their helmets. One photograph shows a man wiping blood from his scraped face, and comes with the caption: “Still think it’s the helmet that’s unattractive? There are no good excuses.” Another shows a man with open, bloody gashes on his face, with a caption: “And you think a helmet is uncomfortable?” A third poster is more mild, and shows a woman wearing a banged up helmet with minor scratches on her face, and has the caption: “Not thinking about helmet hair now, are you?” Bostonbiker.org, a local bicyclist blog, slammed the ad campaign for what it considered to be violent imagery. “That is some seriously heavy imagery, not the least of which because (it is) a young black man with a bloody face posted in (an) area of town heavily trafficked by young black people. This is some seriously violent imagery for a public safety campaign,” wrote the blog’s author. Randy Harrison, a marketing consultant and part-time faculty member in the marketing department at Emerson

Boston Public Health responds In response to the criticism that has been voiced by some people over the new bicycle safety campaign, city health leaders said they have worked with multiple partners for years to make biking in Boston safer. That effort, said Dr. Huy Nguyen, a Boston Public Health Commission medical director and pediatrician, is a “comprehensive approach” that includes

A bicyclist passes one of the controversial ads yesterday.

Cringe-worthy advertisements A $54 million campaign called “Tips From Former Smokers” was launched by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in March, and shows sick, dying or disabled people talking - often in raspy voices - about their experiences with cigarettes.

College, agreed that the ad campaign misses its mark. “I think when people see things like that they turn away. If they want to frighten people because they think fear will motivate people to alter their behavior, I think that is misguided,” Harrison said. A better way to get cyclists on board with the helmet push,

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“Getting all riders to wear helmets is the next step ...” DR. HUY NGUYEN

connected bike lanes and distributing free and low-cost helmets. And now it includes a poster campaign. “We have made progress in

Released in Europe in 2009, a four-minute commercial shows teenage girls being banged up and killed in a car accident while texting and driving. PETA is on the blunt ad bandwagon, often showing graphic images of animals being hurt or killed to raise awareness about animal cruelty like “Canada’s Shame” that shows sealers beating bloody baby seals.

he said, would be to use a metaphor, similar to the iconic “This is your brain on drugs” fried egg commercial launched in 1987. “That was a metaphor that created a real conversation,” Harrison said. MORGAN ROUSSEAU

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building infrastructure to make riding safer than ever in Boston, but helmet use, particularly in some neighborhoods, remains low. Getting all riders to wear helmets is the next step in insuring that residents can enjoy the health rewards of biking. This helmet campaign is about getting residents to think and talk more about cycling safety. After all, bike riding is not dangerous — falling off a bike without a helmet is dangerous,” Nguyen said in a statement.


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Cops: Man stashes heroin in baby diaper

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The star of a new iOS app that was slated to launch today for iPads may look like he has a case of the blues, but his local creators said he will give plenty of players a reason to smile. “Negative Nimbus,” created by Boston media company CloudKid, is a touch-based game that lets players earn points by helping the sad rain cloud known as Nimbus rain on flowers while keeping characters, like laptops, phones, apples and hot dogs, dry. “He is the Eeyore of the skies,” said Mike Annear, CloudKid’s animation director. “We really wanted to hit that little sweet spot of humor that is on everyone’s level.” Nimbus recently nabbed CloudKid the Visual Art Award at the Boston Indie Games Festival. The Emmy-nominated company co-produced PBS’s “Fizzy’s Lunch Lab,” and produced its

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first game with “Sesame Street.” “Now it’s time for us to flex our own muscles and show the world what we can do on our own,” said Dave Schlafman, CloudKid’s co-founder and a Massachusetts College of Art 2001 graduate. “We wanted to create a character that was so memorable that we could do more than just an app.” The app will be available for iPhones next month.

Negative Nimbus’ melancholy personality is balanced by Bill the Umbrella, his upbeat friend who helps shield characters from Nimbus’ rain showers. The creators describe Nimbus as “thoughtful, calculating, insightful, introspective.” Bill the Umbrella, on the other hand, is “wild, adventurous, with an extreme case of A.D.D.” “But they get along because they are genuinely nice characters,” said CloudKid co-founder Dave Schlafman.

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How the Grinch learned to row Dr. Seuss’s most iconic character came out of hiding a little earlier than usual this year with a visit to the Charles River. Yesterday, Mr. Grinch, star of “How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical,” got a rowing tutorial in honor of the 48th annual Head of the Charles Regatta, the world’s largest rowing event. The regatta is set to take place on the rivers this weekend. After his lesson, the Grinch took a rowboat ride around the Charles River. METRO

they pulled over a Boston man and found that he allegedly stashed 100 grams of heroin in a diaper that was in a baby bag. Yefri Guerrero-Ramirez, 25, was charged with trafficking heroin and having an obstructed nontransparent window. A trooper stopped Guerrero-Ramirez traveling on Route 84 in Sturbridge on Sunday because his car windows were excessively tinted, police said. The trooper decided that Guerrero-Ramirez "was not being truthful" and called for a drug-sniffing police dog that detected an odor of drugs. Troopers found a baby bag that contained a drug-filled diaper as well as a digital scale, police said. Police did not say if there was a baby in the car. MICHAEL NAUGHTON

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out against the group and praised Barack Obama. The attack on Yousufzai, who had been advocating education for girls, drew widespread condemnation. Pakistani surgeons removed a bullet from near her spinal cord during a threehour operation. REUTERS

Citigroup’s Vikram Pandit quit as chief executive yesterday after months of simmering tensions with the board — an abrupt change that surprised investors and employees of the third-largest U.S. bank. Pandit told Reuters the decision to leave was his own, and that he had been contemplating the move for some time. Multiple sources within and outside the bank said Pandit’s departure followed months of tension with Chairman Michael O’Neill over a range of issues, including compensation and the role of Chief Operating Officer John Havens. On Tuesday, Havens also resigned. Pandit has been involved in some high-profile snafus this year, including the bank selling the remaining stake of its retail brokerage business to Morgan Stanley at a loss.

High profile defeats Pandit’s resignation followed a series of high-profile mishaps this year. In March, the Federal Reserve rejected the bank’s plans to return capital to shareholders; Pandit had told analysts and investors the bank had enough

Senior executives were mostly stunned by Pandit’s departure. It is not clear precisely what led Pandit to quit, but the decision to swiftly name Corbat as CEO is a clear sign that O’Neill is now fully in control of the bank, according to one person familiar with Citigroup. A Citigroup spokeswoman declined to comment on accounts of friction with the board. REUTERS

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bank, cranking up financial pressure over Tehran’s nuclear program. More than 30 firms and institutions were listed in the EU’s Official Journal as targets for asset freezes in the EU, including the National Iranian Oil Company and the National Iranian Tanker Company. REUTERS

CDC: Another 19 people diagnosed with meningitis Another 19 people have been diagnosed with fungal meningitis linked to possibly tainted vials of a steroid medication, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said yesterday, The CDC said there were two additional cases of infection in joints after a steroid injection but these were not confirmed as meningitis,

bringing the total number of infections nationwide to 233. The death toll from the unprecedented outbreak was unchanged at 15, the CDC said. The new cases were in Tennessee (6), Florida (2), Indiana (2), Maryland (1), Michigan (1), New Hampshire (2), New Jersey (2), Ohio (2), and Virginia (1). REUTERS

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Thieves made off with paintings by Picasso, Matisse, Monet and other prominent modern artists from Rotterdam’s Kunsthal museum early yesterday in a brazen and meticulously planned operation. The seven stolen works, which also include a Gauguin, a Lucian Freud and a Meyer de Haan, are thought to be worth tens of millions of dollars. Dutch police investigating the overnight heist have yet to put a price on the paintings, and few details have emerged about how they were removed from the museum designed by Rem Koolhaas. But the theft is one of the art world’s most dramatic in recent years. Roland Ekkers, a spokesman for Rotterdam police, said they received a call alerting them to the theft at around 9 p.m. local time. “The alarm system in the

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Kunsthal was supposed to be state of the art,” Ekkers said. “But somehow the people responsible for this found a way in and a way out and they found time to take seven paintings. So that’s something that is part of our investigation right now.” The works stolen were Picasso’s “Tête d’Arlequin,” Matisse’s “La Liseuse en Blanc et Jaune,” Monet’s “Waterloo Bridge, Lon-

don” and “Charing Cross Bridge, London,” Gauguin’s “Femme devant une fenêtre ouverte,” De Haan’s “Autoportrait” and Freud’s “Woman with Eyes Closed.” Jop Ubbens, chairman of Christie’s in Amsterdam, said they would be worth “more than several million euros,” with the Picasso the best known of the stolen works. REUTERS

Experts said it would be next to impossible for the thieves to sell such wellknown works on the open market, increasing the chances of their recovery in a relatively short period of time. “They are going to learn very quickly that these things cannot be sold,” said Christopher Marinello, executive director of The Art Loss Register, which helps track down stolen works of art. “They don’t even think about it sometimes. They may try and call and entice a ransom,” he told Reuters. He added, however, that it was unlikely the works had been stolen “to order” from a wealthy collector.

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This experience changed my life. I haven't finished counting the ways in which I've benefited from this adventure. I met Richard Branson — that was incredible. As if that wasn't enough, I also met many entrepreneurs who model their own ideas and manage to find a way to make them a reality, such as the CEO of PUMA and the actress Jessica Alba!

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59% 37% Romney finds staunch support in rural areas Rural voters have been a Republican bastion for at least a generation, with Democrats trying to at least be competitive so small-town voters don’t offset their advantage in cities. A new poll suggests they may not be competitive enough, Bloomberg reports in its Political Capital blog. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has opened up a 22-point advantage among rural voters in swing states, according to a poll released today by the National Rural Assembly, a group of largely left-leaning, prairie populist groups. The poll, funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York, holds bipartisan credentials. And it’s not good news for President Barack Obama. BLOOMBERG

“It’s fair to say his lead among these rural voters is what’s helping him in swing states overall.” POLLSTER DAN JUDY

Obama and Romney speak during the second presidential debate at Hofstra University.

President Barack Obama and Republican rival Mitt Romney clashed repeatedly on jobs, energy and Libya in their second debate on Tuesday, with Obama moving aggressively to challenge his opponent. Obama was much sharper and more energetic than in their first encounter two weeks ago. The Democrat fought back against accusations by his rival that he had played down the attack by Islamist militants in Libya last month that killed four Americans, including the U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens. “I’m the president and I’m always responsible,” Obama said. The two men argued over whether Obama had described the Libya attack as terrorism. Romney accused his opponent of overseeing a stagnant economy. “The middle class has been crushed over the last four years and jobs have been too scarce,” the former Massachusetts governor said.

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“I want to make small businesses grow ... I spent my life in the private sector. I know why jobs come and ... go.” Quoted: Obama

“And [promises] that I haven’t been able to keep, it’s not for a lack of trying and we’re going to get it done in the second term.”

“I know what it takes to get this economy going,” he said. “I know what it takes to create good jobs again.” Obama repeatedly accused Romney of misstating his policies as president, and resurrected his charge that the economic proposals put forward by the former private equity executive were designed to protect and bolster the wealthy at the expense of the middle class. The debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., was in an intimate town-hall format, in which some of more than 80 undecided local voters f asked questions. Both candidates were able to roam the stage to talk directly to the questioners, and at times they circled each other warily like prize fighters. Romney approached Obama at one point to ask repeatedly if he had reduced licenses and permits for energy drilling on federal land. REUTERS

The U.S. Supreme Court gave President Barack Obama’s campaign a legal victory in the pivotal state of Ohio today, backing early-voting rights for the weekend before the Nov. 6 election. The justices rejected a bid by Ohio Republicans to limit the early voting on those days to members of the military. The rebuff came in a one-line order, with no published dissent.

What’s it about? Democrats and Republicans have jockeyed for months in Ohio over early voting, an option that favored Democratic candidates in 2010 and 2006. In previous years, each Ohio county decided whether to offer voting on the weekend before the election. The state’s Republican leadership sought to make a statewide change for this year and allow voting that weekend only by military members, who historically favor Republican candidates.

What’s at stake? A trial judge cited an estimate that 100,000 Ohioans would vote in the three days leading up to Election Day. Ohio controls 18 of the 270 Electoral College votes needed to win the presidency. BLOOMBERG

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Fact-checking presidential campaigns has become a kind of sport in recent years, complete with scorecards tallying the competition between ratings of true, false or somewhere in between. What has been missing — and is likely to stay missing in Tuesday’s presidential debate — is suspense. The winner in the ratings game is generally the same: somewhere in between. The terminology differs from fact-checker to fact-checker. But the reality is that the

“There is most often some grain of truth ... but the candidates will twist it and distort it.” People gather around a display booth with the word ‘TRUTH’ printed on its side at Hofstra University.

BROOKS JACKSON, WHO RUNS FACTCHECK .ORG

vast majority of claims factcheckers put under scrutiny are deemed to be partly true or partly false but rarely completely one or the other. The triumph of the neither wholly true nor wholly false partly reflects the complexity of the issues. But credit mostly goes to obfuscation by the campaigns. Theirs is a world of applesto-oranges comparisons and cherry-picked time frames, enveloped by a fog of competing studies. As fact-checkers have

noted, for example, the increase in the federal budget deficit cited by the campaigns depends entirely on the starting point for the calculation. It’s bad for President Barack Obama if the starting point for the calculation is fiscal 2008, which ended before Obama took office and is the reference point for the campaign of Republican candidate Mitt Romney. But it’s not quite as bad if the starting point is January 2009, when he actually assumed office. REUTERS

Romney makes ‘killer’ haul Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and allied party committees raised more than $170 million in September in a fundraising haul praised by real-estate mogul Donald Trump as “big numbers.” It was a “killer” month, said New York Jets owner Woody Johnson. Both men commented as they filed into a Romney gala last night in New York City intended to thank contributors and fundraisers. BLOOMBERG

$171M How much Romney and affiliated committees raised in September

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$330K Executives at NASCAR who, along with racing team owners, pumped in more than $330,000 to help Romney’s White House bid.

$88M Through Aug. 31, Obama brought in $441.3 million and had $88.8 million to spend leading up to the Nov. 6 election.

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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: LOUISE MUSHIKIWABO RWANDAN FOREIGN MINISTER Introduction THE GOVERNMENT OF RWANDA has confirmed to Metro that it may pursue legal action against a United Nations-appointed Group of Experts that has accused the small central African nation of stoking a military rebellion in the neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo. Rwandan Foreign Minister Louise Mushikiwabo said in an exclusive interview yesterday that the expert panel has been "hijacked" by the political agenda of its coordinator, Steven Hege, who Rwanda says has a long history of opposition to the nation’s government. "We will not take this kind of treatment lying down," Mushikiwabo told Metro.

Interview You have vigorously criticized not only the U.N. reports compiled by the Group of Experts accusing Rwanda of supporting the M-23 rebel militia in the Democratic Republic of Congo, but also the methodology employed in these reports — and, above all, “bias” on the part of the group’s coordinator.

We have endeavored to be objective in our assessment of Mr. Hege. To this end, we employed the Washington, D.C., law firm Akin Gump to review Mr. Hege’s prior writings on Rwanda as well as the genocidal army and militia which killed more than 1 million people in a veritable Holocaust over three summer months in 1994. The fact-based evidence, which was vetted by Akin Gump and submitted to the Security Council, in the case of Hege, is damning in the extreme and should have disqualified him from taking the position as coordinator of the Group of Experts in the first place. What has Hege written prior to taking up his position as coordinator?

First and foremost, Hege has served as an out-and-out apologist for the remnants of the very genocidal forces who, after committing their genocidal crimes, became known as the FDLR after taking refuge into the eastern DRC when they were chased out of Rwanda in 1994. Hege characterizes the FDLR militia, whose leaders are either under indictment at the International Criminal Court at the Hague or on trial in Germany, as if its members are somehow victims, and not perpetrators, of mass atrocities. In this “fact sheet” written in 2009 and entitled “Understanding the FDLR,” Hege also described, falsely, the current Rwandan government as made up of illegitimate outsiders, a “Ugandan Tutsi elite,” and that peace in our region is only possible “when international opinion eventually sours on the Rwandan regime.” With this objective in mind, Hege’s hatchet job, on the platform which the UN report has accorded him, becomes frighteningly clear. The reports which he and the Group of Experts have submitted to the UN Sanctions Committee wouldn’t pass muster in the lowest imaginable court of law. As Akin

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Gump concluded, “The lack of transparency, the reliance on questionable sources and the complete lack of analysis of witness bias, motivation or contradictory evidence in the conclusions reached [make] those conclusions highly unreliable.” Are you saying Mr. Hege isn’t entitled to his point of view?

Of course, Mr. Hege is entitled

to his views as a private citizen. But his extremist views are now well known in Africa because of the platform he has been given by the United Nations. Referencing Hege’s call, in a 2010 issues paper, for ethnic minority groups to preference their economic and other interests in favor of the majority population, regardless of circumstance; according to perhaps the leading newspaper in East Africa, Hege’s writing that certain ethnic groups “must clear a higher bar of citizenship is central to racial ideology everywhere, whether in the form of anti-Semitism of the persecution of Japanese Americans in World War II.” Hege knows that he is exposed on the matter of his prior writings. When this publication was discovered by the media in July, Hege pulled it from the Internet. I want to put the entire matter with Hege into its proper perspective. Yes, the methodology employed by the Group of Experts is wholly flawed. But, above all, what we have here is the moral disgrace committed in the name of the U.N. A sympathizer or, more accurately, apologist of genocide perpetrators has been put in a position

Q&A What is the status of the conflict in the eastern Congo? Eleven countries of the region, including Rwanda and the DRC, are joining forces to bring about a lasting solution to the crisis. This includes deploying a neutral force to monitor the borders between the eastern DRC and its neighbors. It also includes a “joint verification mechanism,” which is a way to test the truth or otherwise the many claims and counter-claims that circulate during periods of instability. The regional peace process has led to a twomonth cease-fire, and there is overwhelming consensus that the only way out of the mess is a political solution, not a military one. It is a complex part of the world. There are dozens of armed groups running riot, and the state of governance is weak. The problems didn’t emerge overnight and can’t be fixed overnight, but there is a strong belief that a regional solution is not only the best way forward -- it is the only way forward.

to sit in judgment of the victims, the Rwandan people. Are you suggesting a bigger U.N. problem here?

Yes, I am. It is clear that the U.N. process for the appointment and vetting of “experts” is broken and in desperate need of repair. The failed expert selection on Congo, which has somehow turned into an indictment of Rwanda, is but one of a number of recent miscarriages of justice of the same kind hurting African countries, including expert panels on Cote d’Ivoire and Somalia-Eritrea. The time has now come for the international community to know about the treatment being meted out to powerless countries like Rwanda through unjust, outdated and punitive international mechanisms such as the U.N. Group of Experts when it falls into the hands of individuals with a personal political agenda.

Official statement Metro contacted the U.N. for comment. The organization’s official statement is: Until all of Steve Hege’s findings on Rwanda are final and published, the U.N. has no comment on the matter.


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Checking in with some of Hollywood’s biggest names to see what they’ve been up to — in their own words, in 140 characters or fewer. Today, Joan Rivers is worried about her figure, Neil Patrick Harris throws some interesting parties and Lady Gaga is weighing in on agricultural issues. @Joan_Rivers I’m gaining weight while on my UK tour! I went out for tea yesterday and asked the chef what he suggested. He said, “Lap Band surgery.” @ActuallyNPH Trying to track down a circus dog act for a party at my house. Any one have any suggestions? @ladygaga Call me crazy, but staple crops are good for the economy. And I want the lower and the middle class to eat like I do.

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Duritz and Marx: Switched at birth? When I first saw this picture, I was like: “Who’s the dude wearing a Groucho Marx glasses kit?” But it’s not a man in disguise, it’s Adam Duritz of the Counting Crows. Here he is attending the “Don’t Go Gentle” opening night after-party at 49 Grove on Sunday in New York City. METRO

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Celebrities are constantly launching perfumes and clothing lines. But Johnny Depp is not just any old actor. He’s Johnny Depp! He’s gotta do things differently! So what is the famed actor’s new vanity project? Why, he’s going to publish books! According to a statement by Harper Collins, Depp is launching an imprint with the book publisher called Infinitum Nihil (translation: “nothing last forever”). Per the statement, Depp says, “I pledge, on behalf of Infinitum Nihil, that we will do our best to deliver publications worthy of people’s time, of people’s concern — publications that might ordinarily never have breached the parapet.” The imprint has already announced one book: “The Untraveled Tales of Bob Dylan” by the historian Douglas Brinkley, which is set for publication in 2015. Interesting way to inject some glamour into the rather staid world of book publishing. And, hey, unlike the rest of us involved in the media world,

just weeks after she was spotted looking cozy with ex Jared Leto at a political event, according to Daily Mail. How official is the split? Naylor was even spotted clearing his belongings out of Johansson’s New York home. “They never officially lived together, but Nate has moved all of his stuff out and back into his apartment,” a source says.

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downside to being successful: getting spoiled when it comes to travel. “‘Twilight’ has ruined me,” Greene tells Marie Clare magazine. “When [‘Twilight’] is all over, flying internationally is going to be very hard for me. It is just not worth it to buy a first-class ticket, because of the cost.” Worth it or not, Greene should have no trouble paying for it, though, as she’s been smart. “I’m lucky because my dad taught me to be frugal and save,” she says.

Fey, Beyonce and Poehler: Unite!

Let’s hear it for the girls Next year is going to start out strong, at least TVwatching wise. Not only will Tina Fey and Amy Poehler cohost the 70th annual Golden Globes on Jan. 13, but

Beyonce has been locked in to perform the half time show at Super Bowl XLVII on Feb. 3 in New Orleans. Now, if only the world could find a way for all three to perform together, then we could all just give up — nothing else would be that awesome again ever.


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cert film “Celebration Day,” in theaters today and available on DVD on Nov. 19. At a recent press conference in New York City, the surviving Zep members were charming and funny, but they gave no indication that another reunion would take place any time soon. They did allow, however, that choosing Jason Bonham to join them was a no-brainer. “Once the idea was proposed — ‘Would we do the concert?’ — it had to be Jason,” Page said. For Bonham, who has played with Zep twice before, the giddiness of joining them again at the O2 hasn’t abated.

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“This really is something special and something I dreamed about all my life. I watched ‘Song Remains the Same’ so many times that the look that Jimmy gave John in ‘No Quarter,’ I remember, I looked over ... He gave me the same look,” says Bonham, before turning to Page. “It probably wasn’t for the same reason you [looked at] Dad, but it was very, very special for me, honestly.” Page then joked, “That was the ‘where are we?’ look,” “Celebration Day” includes

the band’s monster hits such as “Stairway to Heaven,” and “Dazed and Confused,” as well as the unexpected, such as 1976’s “For Your Life,” which the band had never played live prior to the London show. “Celebration Day” is just a straight-up concert film, meaning no talking heads, no backstage glances, no trippy “quest” montages like in “The Song Remains the Same.” They appear shaky at first but then quickly get into their old rock ‘n’ roll habits. Per Page, “getting it right” was a priority. “We just really wanted to get it right and go out and play to people who maybe never heard us, who had heard about this reputation and what we were about, and basically stand up and be counted for what we were,” he said. DOROTHY ROBINSON

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Pandemics: The link between health and habit New book looks at some of the world’s worst health outbreaks What we can learn from their patterns LYNN DONALDSON

In recent weeks, headlines have been filled with scary diseases like the hanta outbreak in the national parks out West and West Nile virus closer to home. These — as well as the nightmarish diseases Ebola, SARS and AIDS — are examples of what scientists call “spillover.” In a spillover, a virus or other disease-causing pathogen moves from an animal species (everything from chimps to chipmunks) to human beings. Though the virus may not cause any particular problem in this animal “reservoir host,” when it reaches human beings it might cause an outbreak of a highly contagious disease with horrormovie-high death rates. Science writer David Quammen has traveled around the world to learn about these diseases. He met with researchers in the lab and in the field, went chimp-hunting and bat-catching, and talked to survivors and other witnesses to outbreaks. He also traces their history — AIDS, for instance, spilled over from chimps to humans back around 1908. Quammen describes his adventures in a highly readable book, “Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic.” This is the first book written for the general reader that draws the connections between medicine and ecology. “Human health, the disruption of wild ecosystems, the infection status of bats and rodents and monkeys and the ecology and evolution of viruses are all inextricably connected,” he says.

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Connell says that “Romney supporters should take a cold, objective look at their hero,” and then nonobjectively bashes everything Romney has done, including the successful 2002 Winter Olympics turnaround that almost everyone agrees was good for America. Here is where Connell makes his fatal mistake, which dismisses his opinion as severe partisan hyperbole: Romney supporters do not think of him as a “hero,” that is your word. Romney is thought of as a better candidate for president; supporters do not faint at Romney rallies like so many supporters of President Obama in 2008 and not so many in 2012 (but still way

more than Romney). We did not need a Democratic Partyproclaimed hero like Obama in 2008; we needed a leader and instead got a community organizer who looks at the private sector as if they are all Gordon Gecko disciples. So after bashing Romney, Connell regurgitates the Democratic National Committee’s class warfare handbook and uses words like “corporate” and “profit” with the negative tone as an average American using the words al Qaeda and terrorism. Advice to Mr. Connell: Do not imply people aren’t being objective simply because you do not agree with them.

First, private equity companies like Bain Capital do not “bankrupt profitable companies.” They invest in many startup companies or buy companies that are failing and attempt to turn them around. Before Romney was asked to take over the 2002 Winter Olympics, it had a huge budget deficit and was at risk of being moved to another location. After Romney became governor, Massachusetts went from 50th in job creation to 28th in his final year as governor.

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Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 23. It doesn’t help to worry about how your colleagues are going to handle a specific situation — you need to find out. Ask them about their past experience with similar situations. Scorpio Oct. 24-Nov. 22. An arrangement that could be of benefit to you financially should not be treated with indifference. There’s a good chance that the rewards within your reach could slip away. Sagittarius Nov. 23-Dec. 21. If you get careless about researching the experience of an individual who is scheduled to do a job for you, you could end up getting a rookie. Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 19. Usually you’re pretty smart about when to keep things secret, but you might discuss something you shouldn’t with those who are deliberately probing you for information. Aquarius Jan. 20-Feb. 19. Because your resistance to splurging tends to be rather low at present, it might be best to steer clear of stores that offer all kinds of unique items. Once inside, you might go wild. Pisces Feb. 20-March 20. When something is really important, you can be a tenacious person who sticks to the course until your objective is achieved. But today these en-

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right has the audacity to bawl crocodile tears over the perceived disrespect their golden boy intellectual leader suffered at the hands of a laughing Joe Biden during the debate is, well, laughable at least. Here is a crowd of mewling crybabies who have been perhaps the most disrespectful of a sitting president surely in recent memory. They have accused the president of being a) a traitor, b) a terrorist, c) a Socialist and d) a Muslim. What they are really protesting is that Biden didn’t let vacuous statements made by the No. 2 gasbag on the Republican ticket stand. W. MILLER, VIA E-MAIL

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THE NEXT GENERATION With Pats reeling and the Sox down in the dumps, there is still reason for optimism All four local franchises reloading for another decade of dominance Bostonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sports future Boston sports superstars like Tom Brady, David Ortiz, Paul Pierce and Zdeno Chara are all nearing the end of their careers, but with that comes an-

other generation of superstars in each of the four major Boston sports. Here is a look at the next wave of greatness to hit the town. RYAN HANNABLE GETTY IMAGES

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We want pucks NHL commish Gary Bettman suddenly seems determined to get the 2012-13 NHL season underway. The NHL made a surprise offer to the NHLPA yesterday, offering a 50-50 split in hockey revenue. If the players were to accept within the next nine days, a full 82-game season would likely begin starting on Nov. 2.

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The 24-year-old third baseman shined in his first season as a member of the Red Sox. The Texas native played so well during his time in the lineup, the Red Sox

couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t keep him out of it even when Kevin Youkils returned. It led to a trade sending Youkilis to the White Sox and leaving Middlebrooks as the everyday third baseman.

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Tyler Seguin is already a fan favorite following the Bruins 2011 Stanley Cup title in Seguinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rookie season at just 19 years of age. The rookie was a healthy scratch in the first two rounds of the playoffs that year, but after Patrice Bergeron sustained a mild concussion he was inserted into the lineup. Seguin scored a goal and added an assist in his first game, and followed it up with two goals and two assists in his

second, becoming an instant sensation.

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The 6-foot-5, 260-pound defensive end out of Syracuse forwent his senior year to enter the draft. Despite only playing seven games due to injury last year in upstate New York, he still tallied 39 tackles and 4.5 sacks for the Orange. Jones has continued his impressive play in the NFL, fitting right in with the Patriots as a starting defensive end. In his first six games as a professional, Jones has posted 27 tackles, five sacks and three forced fumbles.

BRUINS D DOUGIE HAMILTON The casual Bruins fan may not even know who Dougie Hamilton is, but he is in-line to be the next great defenseman not only for the Bruins, but in the entire NHL. The 6-foot-5, 19-year-old was the ninth overall pick in the 2011 draft by the Bruins. Hamilton is currently still with his junior team, the Niagara IceDogs, but will be allowed to return to the Bruins organization once the NHL lockout is over. From all reports surrounding the team, Hamilton would start the season with the big-club in Boston.

PATRIOTS RB STEVAN RIDLEY With Tom Brady not having many years left, the Patriots offense could begin to shift to more of a run-based offense and second-year running back Steven Ridley could certainly make that transition happen. After playing sparingly behind Benjarvus Green-Ellis in his rookie season, Ridley has assumed the No.1 role this year. The 23-yearold has already had three 100-yard rushing games in 2012.

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Although Jared Sullinger hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t played a regular season game as a member of the Celtics, he is already expected to do big things in green. The power forward out of Ohio State was the teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first pick in the 2012 draft at No. 21 overall. Sullinger came out of college two years early, and could have been a top-10 pick, but injury concerns dropped him to the late first round. At Ohio State he was the 2011 Big Ten Rookie of the Year where he averaged 17.2 points, 10.2 rebounds, and 1.2 assists in 31.7 minutes per game.

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