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Belliveau looks at life after BID By Peter Francis Staff Writer WESTFIELD – After it was announced last week that she would be resigning her post as Executive Director of the Westfield Business Improvement District, Maureen “Mo” Belliveau has had some time to relax and evaluate her options going forward. “I’m taking a little bit of time just to reassess and MAUREEN reevaluate. There’s been a lot of change, but there’s great pos- BELLIVEAU sibility ahead,” said Belliveau earlier this week. “It’s early in the phase, but I’m just looking to catch up on rest and weigh my options.” Asked whether she would return to her former post with Optimum Health Therapeutic Message on Elm Street, an establishment which she co-founded and co-owned prior to her transition to her Executive Directorship in 2012, Belliveau said she’d like to find a position more in line with what she did with the BID. “That was a very conscious decision to step away from that. I loved what I did with the BID, there was a lot of exciting components to that and I think it fit my personality well,” she said. “That would be the direction I’d tend to go in.” Those jobs can be few and far between though, but Belliveau hopes to remain in the city that she came to now and love. “If it’s possible, I’d love to be (here). Westfield’s been a wonderful, embracing community, so that would be a wonderful thing,” she said. “I’m just kind of taking my time thinking about things and making decisions slowly.” Belliveau declined to comment on the alterations in state law which led to controversial changes in the opt-out clause in the BID’s charter, which called for retroactive membership dues from businesses and residents within the BID district and inspired a petition to dismantle the organization. She did add that she hoped the city’s business owners will continue to build on the BID’s efforts to continue revitalizing Westfield’s downtown business community. “Theres a lot of promise for Westfield within Westfield, and I’m hoping that folks will keep that energy up,” she said. Belliveau continued coordinating events with the organization this summer despite having made her decision to depart soon, and for Kevin O’Connor, chair of the BID’s Board of Directors, her efforts are the truest measure of her character. “Mo certainly did not have to (help) in any way with things like the soccer game on the Green,” he said of her teaming with Frank Kelleher of Clubhouse Marketing to broadcast Team U.S.A’s last soccer match during the FIFA World Cup on the Park Square Green. “It was nice of Mo to help with things that she has expertise, and the final July concert – she did that because she wanted to.” “I give her a lot of credit. She spent 15 hours on the Green for those concerts,” he said. “Knowing your job is going away – it speaks a lot to her character. She has a great passion for things she believes in and that comes through in the work she does.” O’Connor stated that Belliveau worked tirelessly to get some administrative things and some communications out prior to her leaving. “She very clearly did not, in any way, leave us hanging, and the board is very sad to see her go,” he said. “We all like her a lot, and I have a lot of respect for her. I enjoyed working with her and hopefully another organization will certainly benefit from things she has to offer.” Regarding the potential for a future organization to take the BID’s place, O’Connor said he has heard of interest in creating another BID-like organization. “I know there are people who are interested in determining what might happen and could happen,” O’Connor said. “The city is trying to see what services it can reasonably do for the rest of this year, and that will buy some time for people to see what the business and property owners want. It’s really up to them.” “I have no idea whether people will form another business association or anything else. I know there are ideas going around, but until that is formulated, I can’t say,” he said. “People are concerned about the gap in services, but I think the timing – finishing it off in the fall – will allow some time for people to group together and talk, and that’s the best thing right now, not to rush.”
that destroys is the waste of unfulfilled promise.” — Moss Hart
Gun maker cuts almost 100 jobs Kathleen LaPorta, of Canton, Connecticut, right, receives a balloon sculpture from Melha Shriner Clown Kazin ‘Doc’ Craig, of Wilbraham, during a fundraiser for the Shriners Childrens Hospital in Springfield yesterday at The Cove Banquet Facility in Southwick. The event was spearheaded by Southwick resident Wendy Hart. (Photo by Frederick Gore)
Tim Crockett, of Nora’s Restaurant in Southwick, prepares the hamburgers and hot dogs for the “Clowning Around” fundraiser for the Shriners Children’s Hospital in Springfield. The fundraiser was the brainchild of Southwick resident Wendy Hart and was staged at The Cove Banquet Facility in Southwick yesterday. (Photo by Frederick Gore)
By Dan Moriarty Staff Writer WESTFIELD – The ATK Sporting Group announced over the weekend that it will cut 95 jobs at the Savage Arms plant located at 100 Springdale Road to adjust the current consumer demand for its hunting rifles and shotguns. The labor force adjustment is the second this year. The company cut 37 jobs in April. City Advancement Officer Joe Mitchell said the firm had created 292 new manufacturing jobs in response to an upsurge earlier this year in consumer demand for Savage Arms products. The company is best known for its boltaction rifles. Mayor Daniel M. Knapik said city officials are trying to get further information about this latest work force reduction. “They had ballooned up to 400 (manufacturing) jobs, so a 150 employee drop is significant,” Knapik said this morning. “We’re trying to find out how many of those cut will be due to attrition and retirements.” Calls to the Springdale Road facility this morning were referred to ATK spokesman Tim Brandt who was not available for comment at press time. Other local media outlets reported that ATK Sporting Group president, Jay Tibbets, said in a statement released this weekend that Savage Arms is “known for their quality, reliability and affordability and our success is driven by our manufacturing employees, which makes this decision that much more difficult. “Calendar year 2014 represented the industry’s single largest growth year in history, largely driven by consumer surge buying,” Tibbets said. “We responded to that demand by increasing production capacity and expanding our workforce.” “Unfortunately, we must now right size our operations to remain efficient and competitive as consumer demand retracts and the market normalizes. We appreciate the continued support, professionalism and commitment to quality and safety that is vital to the success of the Savage Arms brand.” The company was founded in 1894 in Utica, New York and moved to Westfield after it was later purchased by Stevens Arms of Chicopee.
Southwick DPW projects move ahead By Hope E. Tremblay Staff Writer SOUTHWICK – Department of Public Works Director Randy Brown sought approval from the Board of Selectmen last week to move forward with a SCADA system and for drainage work on Powder Mill Road. SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) is a system operating with coded signals over communication channels so as to provide control of remote equipment (using typically one communication channel per remote station). Having the system in place would save the town time and money, said Brown. Funds earmarked for SCADA in the water and sewer budgets have sat untapped for some time and Brown said he wanted to move ahead. “Tighe and Bond submitted a proposal in the past to develop a SCADA system and it has not been acted on,” said Brown. Brown requested approval to use $83,200 out of
the water and sewer budget for the design of the system, which would be done by Tighe and Bond. “Tighe and Bond estimates $275,000 for the design and construction,” said Brown. “We do not have enough right now for all of it, but we do have about $224,000 so there would be a shortfall of about $50,000.” Brown said they could tap into the retained earnings to come up with the $224,000 but would need additional funds for the project. Brown also requested using $80,000-$100,000 of Chapter 90 funds for a Powder Mill Road drainage project. “A sinkhole formed there a few weeks ago by Whaley Park,” said Brown. The problem was a faulty pipe. “The pipe was deteriorated, to say the least,” said Brown. In order to fix the problem, a new pipe must be See Projects, Page 3
RANDAL BROWN Department of Public Works Director
Patrick hitting the road more during his last years in office By STEVE LeBLANC Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — As he nears the end of his second and final term, Gov. Deval Patrick’s wanderlust has kicked into high gear. In the past 18 months, Patrick has embarked on a whirlwind tour of the globe, stopping in such far-flung places as Colombia, Ireland, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Panama, Israel and the United Arab Emirates. The slew of trips marks the most active overseas travel period of Patrick’s nearly eight years in office, according to an Associated Press review of the governor’s official schedules. During his first fouryear term, Patrick made just one trade mission to China. The governor says the trade missions have attracted capital to the state and raised Massachusetts’ profile in an increasingly global economy. “It’s opening doors for business leaders
In this July 14, 2014 file photo, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick talks with his staff at the New England Governors and eastern Canadian Premiers 38th annual conference in Bretton Woods, N.H. As he nears the end of his second term, Patrick has embarked on a trip around the globe, stopping in such farflung places as Columbia, Ireland, Canada, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Panama, Mexico, Israel and the United Arab Emirates. (AP Photo/Jim Cole, File)
to new markets, and they’ve made the most of it. We see it in job creation here. We see it in increased sales as well,” Patrick told the AP last week. The trips have also made it easier for Massachusetts businesses to find markets and clients in other parts of the world, he said. The trade missions have also drawn criticism. When Patrick embarked on a trip to Panama and Mexico in March, some Republican lawmakers faulted him for leaving Massachusetts amid heightened scrutiny of the Department of Children and Families after social workers lost track of a 5-year-old Fitchburg boy, who was later found dead. When Patrick picked China for his first trade mission in 2007, he found himself under pressure from human rights activists, Tibetan activists and even some fellow See Patrick, Page 3
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First CongregationAL CHURCH of Chester
Blueberry Dinner tradition continues For the last 59 years, the First Congregational Church of Chester held their three seating Blueberry Dinner this past Saturday night. Once again, an all you can eat dinner was served topping it off with the traditional homemade blueberry pie and blueberry ice cream. In the picture are some of the volunteers and servers who put it all together. Photographed, left to right, Owen Shaw, Ethan Shaw, Emily Herman, Brenda Haring and John Garvey. (Photo by Don Wielgus)
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Woman cited for climbing into zoo’s giraffe pen MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Police say a California woman was cited after climbing into the giraffe exhibit at a Madison zoo and getting kicked in the face. A police report says 24-year-old Amanda Hall, of San Luis Obispo, California, climbed over one fence and almost got over the second fence of the giraffe enclosure at the Henry Vilas Zoo about 5:30 p.m. Saturday. A 2-year-old, 12-foot-tall giraffe named Wally gave Hall a lick, then turned and kicked her in the face. Zoo staff told police that giraffes are capable of killing lions, so the woman was fortunate that her injuries were not life-threatening. Police ticketed Hall for harassment of zoo animals, which has a fine of $686. The police report says Hall told officers she climbed into the exhibit because she loves giraffes.
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TODAY IN HISTORY Today is Monday, August 18, the 230th day of 2014. There are 135 days left in the year.
n August 18, 1914, President Woodrow Wilson issued his Proclamation of Neutrality, aimed at keeping the United States out of World War I, saying, “The United States must be neutral in fact as well as in name during these days that are to try men’s souls.”
On this date: In 1587, Virginia Dare became the first child of English parents to be born in present-day America, on what is now Roanoke Island in North Carolina. (However, the Roanoke colony ended up mysteriously disappearing.) In 1838, the first marine expedition sponsored by the U.S. government set sail from Hampton Roads, Virginia; the crews traveled the southern Pacific Ocean, gathering scientific information. In 1846, U.S. forces led by General Stephen W. Kearny captured Santa Fe, New Mexico. In 1862, Dakota Indians began an uprising in Minnesota (the revolt was crushed by U.S. forces some six weeks later). In 1920, the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, guaranteeing all American women’s right to vote, was ratified as Tennessee became the 36th state to approve it. In 1938, President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Canadian Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King dedicated the Thousand Islands Bridge connecting the United States and Canada. In 1954, during the Eisenhower administration, Assistant Secretary of Labor James Ernest Wilkins became the first black official to attend a meeting of the president’s Cabinet as
he sat in for Labor Secretary James P. Mitchell. In 1963, James Meredith became the first black student to graduate from the University of Mississippi. In 1969, the Woodstock Music and Art Fair in Bethel, New York, wound to a close after three nights with a mid-morning set by Jimi Hendrix. In 1976, two U.S. Army officers were killed in Korea’s demilitarized zone as a group of North Korean soldiers wielding axes and metal pikes attacked U.S. and South Korean soldiers. In 1983, Hurricane Alicia slammed into the Texas coast, leaving 21 dead and causing more than a billion dollars’ worth of damage. The Kansas City Royals defeated the New York Yankees, 5-4, in the completion of the “pine-tar” game in just 12 minutes. In 1988, Vice President George H.W. Bush accepted the presidential nomination of his party at the Republican National Convention in New Orleans.
Ten years ago: In Athens, Paul Hamm won the men’s gymnastics allaround Olympic gold medal by the closest margin ever in the event; controversy followed after it was discovered a scoring error cost Yang Tae-young of South Korea the title. Film composer Elmer Bernstein died in Ojai, California, at age 82. Hawaii’s first U.S. senator, Hiram L. Fong, died at age 97.
Five years ago: Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, during his first visit to Washington in five years, offered lavish praise for President Barack Obama; for his part, Obama spoke of an “extraordinary opportunity” for making peace in the Middle East. Ohio executed Jason Getsy, a murder-for-hire triggerman, for killing
the mother of his intended target, who survived the attack. Robert Novak, the combative TV and newspaper pundit, died in Washington, D.C., at 78. Former South Korean President and Nobel Peace laureate Kim Dae-jung died in Seoul.
One year ago: David Miranda, partner of Guardian reporter Glenn Greenwald, who’d received leaks from former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, was detained for nearly nine hours at London’s Heathrow airport, triggering claims authorities were trying to interfere with reporting on the issue. Usain Bolt won his third gold medal of the world championships held in Moscow, anchoring Jamaica to victory in the 4 x 100-meter relay.
Today’s Birthdays: Former first lady Rosalynn Carter is 87. Movie director Roman Polanski is 81. Attorney and author Vincent Bugliosi is 80. Olympic gold medal decathlete Rafer Johnson is 79. Actor-director Robert Redford is 78. Actor Henry G. Sanders is 72. Rhythm-and-blues singer Sarah Dash (LaBelle) is 71. Actor-comedian Martin Mull is 71. Rock musician Dennis Elliott is 64. Comedian Elayne Boosler is 62. Country singer Steve Wilkinson (The Wilkinsons) is 59. Actor Denis Leary is 57. Actress Madeleine Stowe is 56. Former Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner is 53. ABC News reporter Bob Woodruff is 53. The former president of Mexico, Felipe Calderon, is 52. Bluegrass musician Jimmy Mattingly is 52. Actor Adam Storke is 52. Actor Craig Bierko is 50. Rock singer-musician Zac Maloy (The Nixons) is 46. Rock singer and hip-hop artist Everlast is 45. Rapper Masta Killa (Wu-Tang Clan) is 45. Actor Christian Slater is 45. Actor Edward Norton is 45. Actor Malcolm-Jamal Warner is 44. Actress Kaitlin Olson is 39. Actor-writer-director Hadjii is 38. Rock musician Dirk Lance is 38. Actor-comedian Andy Samberg is 36. Actress Mika Boorem is 27. Actress Maia Mitchell is 21. Actress Parker McKenna Posey is 19.
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Democratic lawmakers, who urged him to stand up for the principles of freedom and human rights. Patrick said he politely raised the issues during a luncheon with a senior Chinese foreign ministry official. Patrick’s entourage on the trips typically includes business leaders and cabinet secretaries. He’s pointed to a series of deals that he said are the direct result of the trips. Traveling to China, for example, resulted in agreements signed between life science and clean energy groups in Massachusetts and China, a new exchange opportunity for the University of Massachusetts and a nonstop air service from Boston to Beijing, according to Patrick. Patrick’s second trade mission was in 2011, after he’d won election to a second four-year term. That 10-day trip included stops in Israel and the United Kingdom. After the trip, UK-based companies Cambridge Consultants, Sagentia and TotalMobile announced expansion of jobs in Massachusetts while the Israeli biotech firm EarlySense announced the addition of jobs and established its U.S. headquarters in Waltham, he said. The state typically picks up the tab for Patrick while business leaders accompanying
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Biden, Senate tiebreaker? By Edward-Isaac Dovere Politico.com Republicans are rooting for Mitch McConnell to take the Senate gavel. Democrats want Harry Reid to hang on. But there’s one man who might benefit from a tie most of all: Joe Biden. A 50-50 Senate is more politics nerd parlor game than realistic outcome this fall. After all, it’s only happened twice. But were the Senate to be divided straight down the middle, it would make Biden the ultimate tie-breaker — a dream come true for a guy who spent 36 years in the institution and a potential opportunity for a VP who hasn’t ruled out running for president. “He’d like two years of being the deciding vote, back in the cloakroom, in the Senate gym,” said former Sen. Ted Kaufman (D-Del.), Biden’s longtime chief of staff and still a close friend. “I think he would revel in that.” Biden still sees himself as a creature of the Senate. He loved his early role as President Barack Obama’s Capitol Hill closer. And while more and more Democrats looking toward 2016 attach themselves to Hillary Clinton, Biden has kept himself in the mix, sounding out the makings of a presidential argument that would meld his years of experience with his connection to the progressive social and economic concerns driving the liberal base today. Back in the Senate again, Biden could attempt to make himself the deal maker who could rally the Democratic base and, for a wider set of voters, be the man in the spotlight getting things done in Washington. Senate races often move several at a time in late-campaign waves, but this year is already looking different. To hit a tie, Democrats would need a net loss of five seats, and most of them have already written off the seats in Montana, South Dakota and West Virginia. That leaves two, and between the races they’re facing in Iowa, Arkansas, Louisiana and North Carolina, Democrats say losing two seems a pretty safe bet. They’re not counting on pickups in either Kentucky or Georgia, where their prospects are best. “When you look at the map, it’s totally feasible,” said a national Democratic strategist. The vice president’s office declined comment on the speculation, or what it might mean for Biden. For those who know Biden, the prospect is both terrifying and thrilling — terrifying because they doubt that no matter the potential pitfalls, they’d be able to keep him away from the Hill, thrilling because they can’t quite contain the excitement of being able to run for president from the platform of being an active president of the Senate. Not that Senate Democrats would be all that eager to have him there. Many, Reid included, remain unhappy with deals he reached with McConnell on the Bush tax cuts and others, and he was cut out of talks surrounding last year’s government shutdown. And an evenly split Senate wouldn’t mean Biden pulling his motorcade up to the Capitol every day. There have been only 244 vice presidential tie-breakers in the entire history of the Senate. The last time the Senate was 50-50, after the 2000 elections, Dick Cheney only cast eight, including the one to give Republicans the majority. (That May, then-Vermont Sen. Jim Jeffords left the Republicans to give the Democratic caucus a 51-49 advantage.) The constant use of filibuster threats also means 60, not 51, is the magic number for the Senate these days. Biden is about as much of a party man as they come, and no one thinks he’s rooting for anything but every one of his party’s candidates to win. But if the numbers do land on 50-50 split, people who’ve spent time with him say that he might walk away from an otherwise bruising election night with a hint of a smile. “Joe Biden always finds a silver lining,” said Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.), whose seat is one of those that Democrats are trying to hold onto in November. “He invariably finds a silver lining.” “He likes the Senate. He misses the Senate,” Kaufman said. And with a decision on 2016 looming, that might not be the only benefit of getting back into the thick of things on the Hill. “This would be an opportunity to show his ability to exert leadership and bring about consensus instead of polarization,” said Dick Harpootlian, the former South Carolina Democratic chairman and a Biden friend. “If in fact he’s putting deals together to make the country run, I think he gets the credit,” Harpootlian added. “There’s nothing that will promote a political candidacy like success.” The fear of getting dragged into the Senate muck and associated with all the gridlock, strategists warn, should be very real for Biden and his aides: It could take up valuable planning and travel time, and tie Biden to the perpetually unpopular Congress, just at the moment when he’d need to be stepping up preparations for a presidential run. “To the degree that you get any profile in a 50-50, don’t be so sure it’s a good thing, especially in the fractious, polarized Senate that we have now,” said a Democratic strategist involved in several Senate races this year. Sen. Dan Coats’ (R-Ind.) advice for the vice president in the event of a tie: “He needs to get some Cokes, snacks in his office here and make sure the car is gassed up, the driver’s ready to go and he’s ready to go at a moment’s notice.” “The problem is,” Coats said, “unless you’ve done a really, really good whip count and you can count on what everybody said they were going to do, he’s going to be getting calls saying, ‘Mr. Vice President, this could go either way, and we need you here.’” Republicans say they’d be eager to see Biden back around more, no matter what the final count is in a Senate just about everyone’s accepted will be much more closely divided than it is now, even if not at the 50-50 mark. “I think they’re underutilizing the vice president, I really do. I would let Joe out of the house,” said Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.). But if the Senate really does land at 50-50, Coats said there’s only one thing to say: “God help us.”
White House meets with big biz on immigration By Anna Palmer and Carrie Budoff Brown Politico.com Senior White House officials are in talks with business leaders that could expand the executive actions President Barack Obama takes on immigration. Obama was initially expected to focus only on slowing deportations of potentially millions of undocumented immigrants and altering federal enforcement policies. Now top aides are talking with leaders in big companies like Cisco, Intel and Accenture, hoping to add more changes that would get them on board. Representatives for high-tech, agriculture and construction interests have put forward a range of fixes, from recapturing unused green cards to tweaking existing work authorization programs. The outreach is an effort to broaden the political support for Obama’s decision to go it alone on immigration — another sign that suggests the White House fears a backlash in November, particularly among independent voters in battleground Senate races where Republicans are seizing on the issue. “The president has not made a decision regarding next steps, but he believes it’s important to understand and consider the full range of perspectives on potential solutions,” said White House spokesman Shawn Turner. “The meetings were in keeping with the president’s commitment to do whatever he can, within the constraints of the law, to address the immigration issue.” Turner said the meetings with business leaders were among more than 20 “listening sessions” with outside groups. “They are very seriously looking at a big variety of things to figure out what people think would be helpful,” a source in one of the meetings said, describing the meeting as a “productive listening session.” Senior administration officials stepped up their engagement with companies and business groups over the past month as they look to produce a series of executive orders starting in September. Aides are asking industry executives for ideas and are trying to earn their support against an expected barrage from Republicans opposed to Obama taking any action. Obama has pledged to act by the end of the summer, but the timing is a growing concern to Senate Democrats, who fear that a sweeping program to temporarily halt deportation will further endanger their chances of maintaining control of the chamber. They are most worried about the impact on key Senate races in red states, including Arkansas, North Carolina, Louisiana and Alaska. Obama has not yet received recommendations from his staff, and no decision has been made on how he should proceed, according to sources familiar with the process. There has been discussion both inside and outside the White House on whether Obama should wait until after the election to announce the changes to the deportation policy, the most controversial element of the plan. He could move on a smaller package, including some business fixes, before November. Earlier this month, senior aides from the White House counsel’s office, office of public engagement and the office of science and technology policy, among others, huddled with more than a dozen business groups and company officials to discuss potential immigration policy changes they could make. Smaller meetings with the White House and Department of Homeland Security aides have continued throughout the month. Administration officials are expected to present Obama with recommendations by the end of August. Representatives from Oracle, Cisco, Fwd.US, Microsoft,
Accenture, Compete America and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce were among those present at a wide-ranging Aug. 1 session that went through a list of asks for the tech sector that would involve rulemaking. Executive orders were not specifically discussed in that meeting, according to one source familiar with the session. The ideas under discussion for executive action include allowing spouses of workers with high-tech visas to work, recapturing green cards that go unused and making technical changes for dual-purpose visa applications. Agriculture industry representatives have also been included in the meetings, discussing tweaks in the existing agriculture worker program. The administration is also considering provisions for lowskilled workers for industries, like construction, that would allow individuals with temporary work authorization to gain work permits. “I was encouraged to hear that nothing was off the table,” said Beto Cardenas, a lawyer at Vinson & Elkins, who represents many industries in the Houston area. “It’s impressive to be able to sit with an administration that wants to listen to individuals who have a direct pulse on the economy, that have employees, in many cases thousands or hundreds of thousands, to better understand how the administration of policy can impact them.” Immigration lobbyists said it is unclear exactly how quickly the White House will move, but there is an expectation Obama will pursue at the very least a narrow executive action as early as mid-September. While administration officials have been asking industry for their input, there is also a significant political component of the ongoing outreach. With Republicans poised to attack any action Obama takes on immigration reform without Congress, aides are looking for business executives who could act as validators to push back against criticism. “If the administration is going to be the one that acts, they should act in a way that serves both families and the economy,” said Ali Noorani, executive director of the National Immigration Forum, which has tried to broaden the coalition pushing reform to include business interests. “The administration realizes that good policy is good politics.” Scott Corley, who runs the tech industry coalition Compete America, said the group wants to review what the administration ultimately comes up with and, if it is “meaningful,” the coalition will support it. “We know only Congress offers a long-term solution to our immigration problems. They haven’t acted, and that’s costing our country hundreds of thousands of new American jobs each year,” Corley said. “If the president offers meaningful shortterm relief that ensures highly skilled job creators stay in America, of course we will support him 100 percent.” Individual tech companies are “trying to figure out, if they are asked to stand behind the president,” what they are going to do, according to a tech industry lobbyist. “Tech companies often are hiding behind trade associations and don’t want to be out in front themselves,” the lobbyist said. Not everybody downtown is happy the White House is pursuing the go-it-alone strategy. Some industries, like construction, have been largely been left out of any of the discussions. Tamar Jacoby of Immigration Works USA, whose members include many builders and contractors, said that leaving out low-skilled worker provisions would be a mistake. Jacoby said Obama will poison the well and that “all bets are off” for any broader immigration reform if he moves forward. “It is going to be nuclear fallout for quite awhile,” Jacoby said.
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HOLYOKE, Mass. (AP) — Police continue to investigate a weekend shooting that left a Holyoke man dead. Investigators say the 31-year-old victim was shot just after 2 a.m. Saturday outside a city social club. His name has not been made public. There have been no arrests but Lt. James Albert says there are some leads. A witness told police that the victim was involved in some sort of altercation just before the shooting. The victim was taken to the hospital by a friend. He was pronounced dead at the hospital. Wednesday, August 13, 2014 It as the city’s second homi4:50 a.m.: traffic/motor vehicle complaint, Franklin Ave., cide of the year. caller reported a vehicle struck a pedestrian crossing sign and kept going. Caller placed sign on the side of the road. Sign will not be put back until it has been repaired by DPW. Northampton fatal 6:47 a.m.: motor vehicle violation, Southampton Rd. at Meadow Brook Lane, a 2001 Subaru Forester traveling 53 mph fire lawsuit settled in a 40 mph with expired inspection sticker. Warning issued for NORTHAMPTON, Mass. first offense, civil citation issued for second offense. (AP) — The wrongful death 9:21 a.m.: animal complaint, Beverly Dr., caller reported a lawsuit filed against a neighbor has recently acquired a rooster which is very loud and Northampton man convicted has been waking up the neighborhood every morning at 5:30 of setting a fatal fire in 2009 a.m. Animal Control Officer reported they had advised the has been settled. rooster’s owner that he has a week to remove it from his propElaine Yeskie sued Anthony erty. Baye for unspecified damages 11:55 a.m.: accident, E. Silver St., an employee of an East in October 2012 for the deaths Silver Street supermarket reported a 2014 GMC Acadia Denali of her husband, 81-year-old hitting a parked 2013 Nissan Sentra. No injuries occurred. Paul Yeskie Sr., and son, 5:50 p.m.: domestic disturbance, Woodridge Ln., caller 39-year-old Paul Yeskie Jr. reported that his son and ex-wife are banging on his door and They perished in a fire set by that they have a trespass order against them. When Westfield Baye during a one-night spree Police arrived on the scene, they spoke with the caller’s son in which he started more than a who said had received messages from his father that if he didn’t dozen fires. retrieve his things, he’d throw them out. He was there gatherThe motion for dismissal as ing his belongings. Police advised the man’s son to set up a a result of the agreement was time with police to get the rest of his things. filed Friday in Hampshire Superior Court. Mark Tanner, Thursday, August 14, 2014 Elaine Yeskie’s lawyer, tells 12:58 a.m.: disturbance, Hanover St., caller reported being The Daily Hampshire Gazette awoken by a loud noise and saw three men running toward (http://bit.ly/1v7Q2Lf ) the Meadow Street. Westfield Police searched the area and were agreement was actually unable to find the men, but did find a trash barrel that had been reached almost a year ago. He knocked over which may have caused the noise. did not provide details. 1:38 a.m.: investigation, N. Elm St., caller reported a sinkBaye was sentenced to up to hole, about 5.5 feet wide and an unknown depth, with exposed 20 years in prison after pleadfuel lines at a gas station. Employees at the station coned off ing guilty to 48 charges, the area and said advanced personnel were on their way to including two counts of manassess whether to empty the station’s diesel tanks. Police slaughter. advised employees to call for assistance. 2:09 a.m.: abnormal behavior, Main St., caller requests an ambulance due to constipation. After hanging up, the caller Ghostology 101 called again and yelled profanities at dispatchers. Westfield Police arrived at the caller’s residence to check in with caller, Program for who said he was now unsure if he wanted medical attention. Officers initiated a section 12 on the caller, who was trans- Teens and ferred to the Westfield Police Station and then sent to the Noble Hospital Emergency Room for a crisis and medical evaluation. Adults at SPL 12:47 p.m.: domestic disturbance, Hampden St., caller SOUTHWICK-Are you a reported a man at her residence whom she has a restraining teen or adult interested in order against. Westfield Police Officers arrived on the scene ghosts and the paranormal? and told the man they could not serve him the order because On Tuesday, August 19 at they didn’t have it on hand, but the man agreed to leave. 6:30 p.m. Agawam Officers advised him of the conditions of the order. Paranormal will present their 7:43 p.m.: harassment, Main St., caller reported a man has Ghostology 101 program at been harassing him by watching him with binoculars on two the Southwick Public Library. occasions, when he was walking his dog and when he was in You will learn about the his home. Westfield Police advised the caller to seek a harass- equipment used, spirit phoment order from Westfield District Court. tography and video, and 10:33 p.m.: shoplifting, Springfield Rd., loss prevention “ghost hunting” skills. Are officer at Springfield Road retailer called Westfield Police that you a believer or a skeptic? he had a shoplifter in custody who had stolen $13 worth of Join us for this interesting and merchandise, which the store had recovered. The shoplifter free program. was issued a trespass order by Westfield Police and left the store. Emergency Response and Crime Report Tuesday, August 12, 2014 7:57 p.m.: larceny, Cycle St., caller reported several items were stolen from her home by young children who live next door, and when she confronted the mother of the children she was yelled at. A Westfield police officer arrived on the scene and the caller repeated that supplies for her son’s birthday party were stolen. When the officer spoke with the woman of the children next door, she said she would replace the items and returned the items stolen by the children. 8:10 p.m.: disturbance, Buck Pond Rd., caller reported that their neighbors have a chair on their property line and are looking into their windows and added that they were yelling they were “going to kill her.” A Westfield police officer arrived on the scene and deemed the situation a civil matter, with the issue being property lines and the cutting of trees. The officer advised that a fence be put up once the property is surveyed and advised them of the process of obtaining harrassment orders.
Court Logs Westfield District Court Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014 Henry Engelhardt, 43, of 125 Main Street, pleaded guilty to one count of assault and battery brought by Southwick Police. He was ordered to pay fines and agreed to make no threats or violence to the victim, undergo anger management, sign a release for probation, and abide by a restraining order. He is due back in court on November 14 for a status review of payment. Melissa Gilbault, 26, of 9 Broadway, was arraigned on one count of possession of a class B drug brought by Westfield Police. She is due back in court for a pretrial hearing November 6. Angie Santiago, 25, of 126 Union Street, was found responsible of a motor vehicle lights violation brought by Westfield Police. She was ordered to pay $35 in motor vehicle assessment fees and is due back in court for a status review of payment on November 14. Jonathan Leger, 20, of 28 Camp John Road, Southampton, was arraigned on one count of malicious damage to a motor vehicle brought by Westfield Police. He was released on his personal recognizance and is scheduled to appear in court again on October 24 for a pre-trial hearing. Alexis Oquendo, 34, of 29 Elizabeth Street, Indian Orchard, was arraigned on one count of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license and one count of speeding brought by Westfield Police. He was released on a $2,000 personal surety and is due back in court on October 15.
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In this Aug. 7 photo, Reba-Jean Shaw-Pichette, an historical educatorteaches foreign students how to identify herbs by smell, and how to bundle and dry them at the Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association Indian House museum in Deerfield, Mass. The children, who traveled from China, Japan, South Korea and Kazakhstan, came to the museum as part of the Bement School’s English Immersion summer program. (AP Photo/Greenfield Recorder, Paul Franz)
Program immerses Asian kids in 17th century Colonial life By TOM RELIHAN Greenfield Recorder DEERFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Surrounded by a small group of Asian children dressed in authentic 17th-century Colonial attire, Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association artist-in-residence Reba-Jean Shaw-Pichette took a handful of loose herbs and began passing around sprigs. “The way to tell what it is,” said ShawPichette, as she demonstrated how the herbs would have been identified in the Colonial period in front of the Indian House Children’s Museum in Old Deerfield, “is to take it with your fingers and crush it.” Gingerly taking the leaves from ShawPichette’s hand, Jerry Fu, 9, of China, cracked the stem and raised it to his nose. “Lemon balm!” he exclaimed. “Yes, lemon balm! Good job. Now, to dry them out we have to hang them upsidedown,” said Shaw-Pichette, demonstrating how to bundle the herbs together and tie them to the handrail of the front stairs leading into the museum, where the children would spend the night. The children, who have traveled from China, Japan, South Korea and Kazakhstan, came to the museum as part of the Bement School’s English Immersion summer program. The sleepover event is designed as a Colonial history lesson to accompany the academic classes that the children have taken during the day and a series of field trips around New England, said Emily Lent, the
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Southwick Rotary Club plans annual steak roast for September 10th SOUTHWICK — Gerard Proulx, President of the Southwick Rotary Club announced that the plans for the steak roast are now in place. He said “the Rotary steak roast has been one of the area’s favorite venues for residents, individuals, local business leaders, civic clubs, organizations, and town leaders who gather together for a good cause. The experience is unique as everyone joins around the open grill to cook his/her steak or burger while enjoying the camaraderie.” The roast will be held at the VFW Post 872, 151 Point Grove Road, Southwick, starting at 6:00 p.m. The club has been hosting this event for almost 25 years. Proulx also said that the grounds at the VFW include a play yard for children, and horse shoe pits for those who chose to play a game or two. The menu includes steaks and burgers along with a baked potato, salad, corn-on-the-cob, desert and refreshments (cash bar). Guitarist/singer Sam Chevalier will provide entertainment. There will also be a raffle. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children. In recognition of September 11, the Southwick Rotary Club will memorialize all of the innocent people that lost their lives 13 years ago in the terrorist attack on the United States. At the same time, the Club will recognize and thank local support and safety departments-- Southwick Fire Department, Southwick Police Department, and SEMA (Southwick Emergency Management Agency) who responds to all emergencies or disasters that may or could occur within our community and who personally jeopardize their lives to ensure the safety of us all. Tickets can be purchased from Rotarians Bob Fox at 413 579 4585 and Joe Deedy at 413 246 2277 or any member of the Southwick Rotary Club.
Three-wheeled Elio gets closer to going on sale By DEE-ANN DURBIN AP Auto Writer ROYAL OAK, Mich. (AP) — Your next commuter car could have two seats, three wheels and get 84 miles to the gallon. Elio Motors wants to revolutionize U.S. roads with its tiny car, which is the same length as a Honda Fit but half the weight. With a starting price of $6,800, it’s also less than half the cost. Phoenix-based Elio plans to start making the cars next fall at a former General Motors plant in Shreveport, Louisiana. Already, more than 27,000 people have reserved one. Elio hopes to make 250,000 cars a year by 2016. That’s close to the number Mazda sells in the U.S. Because it has three wheels — two in front and one in the rear — the Elio is actually classified as a motorcycle by the U.S. government. But Elio Motors founder Paul Elio says the See Elio, Page 7
In this July 30, 2014 photo, quality control inspector Tina Person, left, and scanner pperator Dewanna Murphy inspect tubes that are used in the production of the fuel bundle assembly at the GE Hitachi plant in Castle Hayne, N.C. (AP Photo/The Star-News, Mike Spencer)
U.S. factory output surges in July By JOSH BOAK AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. factory output rose for the sixth consecutive month in July, led by a jump in the production of motor vehicles, furniture, textiles and metals. Manufacturing production rose 1 percent in July compared with the prior month, the Federal Reserve reported Friday. Factory output in June was revised slightly higher to a 0.3 percent increase. Over the past 12 months, manufacturing has risen 4.9 percent. Demand for autos surged 10.1 percent last month, the largest increase since July 2009. The broader increase in manufacturing points to stronger growth across the economy, suggesting that manufacturers expect the pace of business investment and consumer spending to improve in the coming months. “Manufacturing will continue to add to the recovery throughout 2014 and into 2015,” said Stuart Hoffman, chief economist at PNC Financial Services. Overall industrial production, which includes manufacturing, mining and utilities, rose 0.4 percent in July, dragged down by a 3.4 percent drop in production at utilities. Several other reports suggest that factory production improved this summer. Manufacturers added 28,000 workers last month, according to the government’s jobs report. That builds on the 23,000 employees that facto-
ries added in June, a sign that companies expect demand to continue its upward swing. Separately, the Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of purchasing managers, reported that its manufacturing index climbed to 57.1 in July. That’s the highest level since April 2011 and up from 55.3 in June. Anything above 50 signals that manufacturing activity is growing. The increase in the index led Paul Dales, senior U.S. economist at Capital Economics, to conclude that “manufacturing payrolls may soon start to rise by close to 50,000 a month.” Factory orders rose a seasonally adjusted 1.1 percent in June compared with the previous month, the Commerce Department reported Tuesday. Orders had fallen 0.6 percent in May after three straight monthly gains. An 8.4 percent jump in demand for commercial aircraft drove much of the gain, yet orders also picked up for machinery, iron, steel, computers and electronics. Rising factory output should help the current economic expansion to continue. The U.S. economy shrank at a 2.1 percent annual rate in the first quarter, although it bounced back at an annual clip of 4 percent in the second quarter Most analysts expect the economy to expand at a roughly 3 percent rate in the second half the year.
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Why global turmoil hasn’t sunk U.S. markets. Yet. By JOSH BOAK and BERNARD CONDON AP Business Writers NEW YORK (AP) — Europe appears on the brink of another recession. Islamic militants have seized Iraqi territory. Russian troops have massed on the Ukraine border, and the resulting sanctions are disrupting trade. An Ebola outbreak in Africa and Israel’s war in Gaza are contributing to the gloom. It’s been a grim summer in much of the world. Yet investors in the United States have largely shrugged it off — so far at least. A big reason is that five years after the Great Recession officially ended, the U.S. economy is showing a strength and durability that other major nations can only envy. Thanks in part to the Federal Reserve’s ultra-low interest rates, employers have ramped up hiring, factories have boosted production and businesses have been making money. All of this has cushioned the U.S. economy from the economic damage abroad. And investors have responded by keeping U.S. stocks near all-time highs. Not even reports Friday of a Ukrainian attack on Russian military vehicles unnerved investors for long, with blue chip stocks regaining nearly all their midday losses by the close. “We’re in a much better place psychologically,” says Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody’s Analytics. “And it’s allowing us to weather the geopolitical threats much more gracefully.” Still, the global turmoil comes at a delicate time. China, the world’s second-biggest economy, is struggling to contain the fallout from a runaway lending and investment boom that’s powered its growth since before the 2008 financial crisis. The economies of Japan and Germany, the world’s third- and fourth-largest, shrank in the spring. So did Italy’s. It might not take much — an oil-price spike, a prolonged recession in Europe, a plunge in business or consumer confidence — to derail the global economy. Here’s a look at the strengths and weaknesses of the U.S economy and others, and why the calm in markets may or may not last: STRENGTHS: — MORE JOBS Hiring in the United States has surged in the first seven months of this year. Monthly job gains are averaging a solid and steady 230,000, based on government figures. That’s roughly an average of 35,000 more jobs each month compared with last year. Fewer people are applying for unemployment benefits. And fewer new hires are working as temps. Both trends suggest stronger job security. Economists say the cumulative effect of all those additional paychecks should propel growth and help insulate the U.S. economy from trouble abroad. Though low-paying industries account for much of the hiring, many economists foresee more jobs coming from higher-wage industries such as construction, engineering and consulting. Zandi expects monthly job growth to accelerate to an average of 275,000 sometime next year. — RECORD PROFITS Earnings at companies in the Standard and Poor’s 500 index are on track to jump 10 percent in the second quarter from a year earlier, according to S&P Capital IQ, a research firm. That would be the biggest quarterly gain in nearly three years. That news has helped the S&P 500 index climb nearly 6 percent this year, extending a bull market into its sixth year. The gains have been remarkably steady, too. The stock market hasn’t suffered a “correction” — a drop of 10 percent — in nearly three years, twice as long as is typical. Still, some markets outside the U.S. are falling. Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 is down 6 percent this year. Germany’s DAX has lost nearly 5 percent, and See Markets, Page 7
U.S. producer prices rise in July By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Falling gasoline costs lowered the prices that U.S. companies received for their goods and services last month, keeping overall inflation in check. The producer price index rose 0.1 percent in July, following a 0.4 percent gain in June, the Labor Department said Friday. The index measures the cost of goods and services before they reach the consumer. Wholesale gas prices fell 2.1 percent, after jumping 6.4 percent in June. The cost of pharmaceuticals, pickup trucks and rail and truck shipping services rose, while the cost of vegetables, jewelry and natural gas fell. Excluding the volatile categories of food, energy and retailer and wholesaler profit margins, prices moved up 0.2 percent. In the past 12 months, producer prices have risen just 1.7 percent, slightly below the Federal Reserve’s target. Wholesale prices jumped 0.5 percent in April, led by a big increase in food costs. That raised concerns among some economists that inflation could accelerate. But price changes since then have been mostly tame. Consumer prices have tended to track the costs for producers. They rose 0.3 percent in
June, mostly because of higher pump prices. Consumer prices rose 2.1 percent in June compared with the year prior. The Fed targets inflation at about 2 percent as a guard against deflation, which could drag down wages and spark another recession. At the same time, the Fed wants to avoid excessive inflation and protect consumers and the purchasing power of the dollar. Employers have stepped up hiring this year and consumers are more confident in the economy. But wage growth and spending have been sluggish. The unemployment rate, now at 6.2 percent, remains elevated compared with levels typical in a healthy economy. Those trends have made it difficult for businesses to raise prices, because that could chase away customers. Many retailers have reported disappointing sales and profits this year. Still, low inflation has enabled the Fed to pursue extraordinary measures to boost the economy. It has begun to unwind some of those measures, cutting a monthly bond-buying program to $25 billion, from $85 billion last year. Those bond purchases had ensured low interest rates that encouraged investors to pour money into the economy.
In this photo taken July 18, 2014, Elaine Talicska and Tom VanOchten sort potatoes as they roll down to fill 10-pound bags for small markets at the VanOchten farm, in Hampton Township, Mich. The Labor Department reports on U.S. producer prices -- the prices that companies receive for their goods and services -- in July on Friday, Aug. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/ The Bay City Times, Yfat Yossifor)
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Markets Continued from Page 6 France’s CAC 40 is down 3 percent. At the same time, global investors have been pouring money into U.S. Treasurys, long seen as a safe bet in troubled times. The yield on Treasury notes maturing in 10 years, which falls when demand rises, hit 2.3 percent on Friday, its lowest level in more than a year. Christine Short, a director at S&P Capital IQ, worries that more grim news from abroad could send U.S. stocks tumbling. “Markets are ripe for correction,” she says. “The only question is, What is the catalyst?” — HELP FROM CENTRAL BANKS The Fed has been paring its pace of bond purchases and will end them altogether this fall. The purchases have been intended to hold down longer-term rates and prod consumers and businesses to borrow and spend. But the Fed has stressed that it will keep short-term rates at low levels even if unemployment reaches a level usually linked to rising inflation. Before raising rates, the Fed wants to see “the whites of the eyes of a real recovery and wage growth,” says Diane Swonk, chief economist at Mesirow Financial. Many economists project that the Fed won’t lift short-term rates until mid2015. Another plus for economies, at least in the short-term: The Fed’s lowrate policies have influenced other central banks. The Bank of Japan is buying bonds to stimulate growth and the European Central Bank is facing calls to do so itself. THREATS: — FOREIGN EXPOSURE Though the U.S. economy has managed so far to withstand the economic and geopolitical turmoil abroad, it isn’t immune to it. And the bad news kept coming this past week. The 18-country eurozone, a key region that emerged from recession last year and accounts for nearly a fifth of global output, failed to grow at all in the second quarter of the year. “The European recovery is faltering,” says Jack Ablin, chief investment officer at BMO Private Bank. Escalating tension between the West and Russia isn’t helping. Exports from the eurozone to Russia account for less than 1 percent of the region’s economic output. But Germany, Europe’s largest economy, is vulnerable. It gets nearly all its natural gas from Russia. The German economy contracted 0.2 percent in the second quarter compared with the previous quarter. And business confidence in Germany is plummeting. Tom Stringfellow, chief investment officer at Frost Investment Advisors, says the tit-for-tat sanctions between the West and Russia over Ukraine could push the eurozone over the edge. “Unless that is resolved quickly, you could see another recession,” he says. Nearly half of revenue in the companies in the S&P 500 comes from selling abroad. And exports contributed 14 percent of U.S. economic output last year, up from 9 percent in 2002. — WHERE ARE THE SHOPPERS? Retail sales stalled in the United States last month. Wage growth has failed to surpass inflation, leaving many consumers unwilling or unable to spend more. Sales at auto dealers and department stores fell in July. Wal-Mart this week cut its profit outlook. Macy’s trimmed its sales forecast. “Consumers are finding they can live without a lot of the stuff they used to buy automatically,” says Joel Naroff, president of Naroff Economic Advisors, in a research note. “Right now, people are just not parting with their hardearned funds.” It’s not just U.S. consumers who are spending less. Japan’s economy cratered in the April-June quarter, due to a sales tax hike. The economy there shrank 6.8 percent from a year earlier. And shoppers face another sales tax increase in October 2015. — OIL SPIKE Will fighting in Iraq and Ukraine upend global energy markets, and raise the cost of filling your gas tank and heating your home? Europe is worried because it gets much of its natural gas from Russia. And Iraq is the second-biggest OPEC oil producer. Before dropping last month, crude oil prices hit a 10-month high in June on news of victories by Islamic State fighters. In the United States, gasoline is averaging $3.47 a gallon, according to AAA. That’s down 7 cents from last year. But the benefits of cheaper gas could be erased if supplies were disrupted. Consumers would be hit by what economists consider the equivalent of a tax increase. One positive to come out of the dire economic situation? Because so many countries are struggling to grow, demand for oil is restrained. On Tuesday, the International Energy Agency lowered its forecast for global demand this year.
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The Elio, a three-wheeled prototype vehicle, is shown in traffic in Royal Oak, Mich., Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014. Instead of spending $20,000 on a new car, Paul Elio is offering commuters a cheaper option to drive to work. His three-wheeled vehicle The Elio will sell for $6,800 car and can save on gas with fuel economy of 84 mpg. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
Elio Continued from Page 6 vehicle has all the safety features of a car, like anti-lock brakes, front and side air bags and a steel cage that surrounds the occupants. Drivers won’t be required to wear helmets or have motorcycle licenses. The Elio’s two seats sit front and back instead of side by side, so the driver is positioned in the center with the passenger directly behind. That arrangement, plus the low seating position — the Elio is just 54 inches tall — and the lack of power steering take a little getting used to. But after a couple of spins around the block in this Detroit suburb, it felt like any other small car. That’s partly because its two front wheels stick out by a foot on both sides, aiding balance and preventing the vehicle from tipping. The Elio has a three-cylinder, 0.9-liter engine and a top speed of more than 100 miles per hour. It gets an estimated 84 mpg on the highway and 49 mpg in city driving. Elio keeps the costs down in several ways. The car only has one door, on the left side, which shaves a few hundred dollars off the manufacturing costs. Having three wheels also makes it cheaper. It will be offered in just two configurations — with a manual or automatic transmission — and it has standard air conditioning, power windows and door locks and an AM/FM radio. More features, such as navigation or blind-spot detection, can be ordered through Elio’s long list of suppliers. Germany’s Daimler also promised to revolutionize American commutes with the Smart car, but that hasn’t panned out, says Karl Brauer, a senior analyst with Kelley Blue Book. Smart sold just 9,264 cars in the U.S. last year. The Smart has a starting price of $13,270 for a gas-powered car and gets 38 mpg on the highway — not enough savings or fuel economy to justify sacrificing comfort in the tiny car. But, Brauer said, the equation might work in the Elio. “If it really gets 84 mpg and doesn’t drive terribly, it would justify the compromises you’re making in size and comfort,” he said.
Elio will also save money by selling the cars directly through its own stores and not through franchised dealers, similar to electric car maker Tesla Motors. Elio plans stores in 60 major metropolitan areas. They’ll be serviced by car repair chain Pep Boys. Paul Elio, a one-time stockbroker and New York City cab driver, dreamed as a kid that he would one day own a car company called Elio Motors. “As I matured I decided that was as likely as playing in the NFL,” Elio told The Associated Press. But he did earn an engineering degree at General Motors Institute — now Kettering University — and started his own company engineering products like children’s car seats. In 2008, tired of high gas prices and the country’s dependence on foreign oil, he started working on a fuel-efficient car. Equally important to him was creating U.S. manufacturing jobs and making the car inexpensive enough to appeal to buyers who might otherwise be stuck in old, unreliable clunkers. “Whatever matters to you, this can move the needle on it,” he said. The recession killed his engineering company, but it also provided the opportunity to buy the Shreveport plant when GM filed for bankruptcy protection. Elio Motors plans to employ 1,500 people at the plant. The company has also applied for a $185 million advanced vehicle development loan from the U.S. Department of Energy. Paul Elio said so far, reservation holders are older, more affluent buyers who will use the Elio as a second or third car for commuting. “It’s an ‘and’ purchase for a lot of folks,” he said. “So keep your SUV or your minivan or your large sedan, and when you’re driving back and forth to work all by yourself, take the Elio. At this price point and this mileage, that works financially for folks.” Eventually, though, he believes the car will appeal to high school and college students as well as used-car drivers who want something newer and more reliable. He also hopes to eventually export it to other countries.
Supervalu becomes latest to suffer data breach By MICHELLE CHAPMAN AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) — A data breach at Supervalu may have impacted as many as 200 of its grocery and liquor stores and potentially affected retail chains recently sold by the company in two dozen states. The announcement lengthens the list of retailers that have had security walls breached in recent months, including Target, P.F. Chang’s and even the thrift store operations of Goodwill Industries International Inc. Hackers accessed a network that processes Supervalu transactions, with account numbers, expiration dates, card holder names and other information possibly stolen, the company said. Those systems are still being used by the stores sold off by Supervalu last year for $3.3 billion, potentially opening up customer data at those stores as well. The breach occurred between June 22 and July 17, according to Supervalu, which said it took immediate steps to secure that portion of its network. The cards from which data may have been stolen were used at 180 Supervalu stores and liquor stores run under the Cub Foods, Farm Fresh, Hornbacher’s, Shop ‘n Save and Shoppers Food & Pharmacy names. Data may also have been stolen from 29 franchised Cub Foods stores and liquor stores. Those stores in North Dakota, Minnesota, Illinois, Virginia, North Carolina, Maryland and Missouri. But Supervalu said that a related criminal intrusion occurred at the chain stores it sold to Cerebus Capital Management LP in March 2013, stores that Supervalu continues to supply with information technology services. Those stores include Albertsons, Acme, JewelOsco, Shaw’s and Star Market — and related Osco and Sav-on in-store pharmacies in two dozen states. Cerebus affiliate AB Acquisition said that it’s working closely with Supervalu to evaluate the scope of the potential breach. Supervalu has yet to determine if any cardholder data was actually stolen and said Friday that there’s no evidence of any customer data being misused. Information about the breach was released out of “an abundance of caution,” the company said. The company believes that the intrusion has
In this Jan. 9, 2012 file photo, customers exit a Shop’ Save grocery store in Mount Lebanon, Pa. Supervalu said Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, that a potential data breach may have impacted about 200 of its stores and reached stores it sold off last year. The announcement is just the latest disclosure by a business that its systems have been intruded, with P.F. Chang’s, Target and others among those recently revealing breaches. (AP Photo)
been contained and it said it is confident that people can safely use credit and debit cards at its stores. Supervalu and AB Acquisitions are offering customers whose cards may have been affected a year of consumer identity protection services via AllClear ID. Supervalu has also created a call center to help answer customer questions about the data breach and the identity protection services being offered. The call center can be reached at (855) 731-6018. Customers may also visit Supervalu’s website under the Consumer Security Advisory section to get more information about the data breach and the identity protection services.
There are efforts underway to make credit and debit cards more secure following a rash of security breaches in recent months. Target Corp. said this month that expenses tied to a breach leading up to last year’s holiday shopping season could reach as high as $148 million. The incident led to a major shakeup at the company and CEO Gregg Steinhafel resigned. Restaurant operator P.F. Chang’s confirmed in June that data from credit and debit cards used at its restaurants was stolen. There have been smaller breaches at Neiman Marcus and Michaels Stores Inc. Shares of Supervalu shed 33 cents to $9.26 in afternoon trading.
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Obituaries John Edwin Mroz NEW YORK—John Edwin Mroz, 66, founder and CEO of the EastWest Institute (EWI) an influential research and policy group that worked behind the scenes with governments involved in the Cold War, the Israel-Palestinian conflict, superpower relations between the United States and China, and elsewhere, died on August 15, 2014from complications of a blood cancer and macrophage activation syndrome (MAS), said his wife, Karen Linehan Mroz. Mroz was born and raised in Westfield, Massachusetts. He graduated from St. Mary’s High School in Westfield. After completing his undergraduate studies at the University of Notre Dame and a Master’s at Northeastern University, he completeda Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy and his doctoral studies at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. Mroz was serving as director of Middle East studies at the International Peace Academy in June of 1981 when he was handed a Palestinian Liberation Organization memorandum that made reference to the state of Israel and the right of states to live in peace, a central point of contention dividing Israelis and Palestinians for decades. Mroz contacted the Reagan Administration and received approval to conduct a series of clandestine conversations with the Palestinian leadership, as there were no formal talks permitted at the time because of the PLO’s failure to recognize the state of Israel. He met with PLO leader Yasser Arafat more than 50 times over three years Though the talks did not succeed, Mroz established himself with officials in Washington officials, the Middle East and more broadly as a reliable go-between, a faculty he employed again and again throughout his career. The Middle East conversations also introduced Mroz to Ira D. Wallach, then head of Central National Gottesman and now deceased, a marketer of paper and pulp products. Together in 1981, with Wallach as initial benefactor, they founded the Institute for East-West Security Studies and later became the EastWest Institute based in New York, focusing its mission in the 1980s on addressing and helping resolve underlying conflicts in the Cold War. In the 1980s and ‘90sMroz made hundreds of trips to the Soviet Union, its successor states including Russia, Ukraine, and other Central and Eastern European states. Moving quickly after the fall of the Berlin Wall in October 1989, Mroz opened a European headquarters in Prague and reinvented the institute to deal with the full array of challenges associated with the post-communist transitions of Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, including political and economic reform and new arrangements of international security. Recruiting a multi-disciplinary and international staff, promoting leadership from the region, and later opening satellite offices in Warsaw, Budapest, Kiev, and Moscow, the institute adopted a new name to accompany its new mission, the EastWest Institute. In the late 1990s and early 2000s, he advanced the institute’s reach to Central Asia and China, anticipating the shift in global power.The institute’s May 2014 board meeting was held in Moscow during the global response to Russia’s annexation of Crimea, though Mroz was hospitalized and unable to attend. Current EWI work focuses heavily on efforts to establish a stronger and more positive US-China relationship especially in the political and security arenas. EWI pioneered a rigorous focus on the international challenges of international cyber security, holding the first worldwide summit in 2009 in Dallas. Additional work focuses on the challenges of food, water, and energy. In February, shortly before he was diagnosed with a non-Hodgkin T-cell lymphoma,Mroz chaired a panel on transatlantic relations at the 2014 Munich Security Conference. He had largely recovered from a bout with macrophage activation syndrome in early 2012, though it recurred as the blood cancer emerged. Mroz was the recipient of numerous international awards including the Order of Merit from the Federal Republic of Germany, for the role he and EWI played in facilitating German reunification.He was also awarded the highest civilian awards given to non-citizens by the Presidents of Slovakia and Romania. In addition to his advisory work for the United States, Mroz assisted more than 20 governments including Germany, Turkey, Ukraine, Poland, and the Russian Federation, in addition to the G-8, the European Union, the African Union, NATO, and the Council of Europe. Mroz was author of a book on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, “Beyond Security: Private Perceptions Among Arabs and Israelis,” and contributed to Foreign Affairs magazine and numerous other publications. The institute grew to become a major global policy organization, publishing articles and books, and with significant contacts in international business as well as government. Among its 40 board members are Ross Perot, Jr., board chair, Dr. Armen Sarkissian, board vice chairman and former prime minister of Armenia and founding president of Eurasia House International; Leo Schenker, board treasurer and senior advisor at CentralNational Gottesman Inc.; Martti Ahtisaari, former president of Finland and recipient of the 2008 Nobel Peace Prize; Kim Campbell, former prime minister of Canada; Michael Chertoff, former secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and co-founder of the Chertoff Group; Gen. (Ret.) James L. Jones, former national security adviser to President Obama; Stephen B. Heintz, president of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund; Dr. Hu Yuandong, chief representative of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization Investment and Technology Promotion Office for China in Beijing; Ambassador Wolfgang Ischinger, chairman of the Munich Security Conference and global head of government relations, Allianz SE; George F, Russell, Jr., investor and international philanthropist, and Haifa Fahoum Al Kalyani, founder and chairman of the Arab International Women’s Forum. A complete list of the board is available on the institute’s website. Mroz leaves his beloved wife Karen Linehan Mroz, President of the Middle East Children’s Institute (MECI), three grown children, Jonathan Mroz, Jessica Mroz Stewart, and Jeffrey Mroz, and his granddaughter Noel Isabella Mrozand brothers, Thomas Mroz and Robert Mroz of North Carolina. A memorial will be scheduled at a later date. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be given in John’s name to his beloved EastWest Institute in New York City http://www.ewi.info/donate.
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Junior Achievement of Western Mass. wins international award for excellence, innovation MetLife Foundation awards grants to support scalable JA programs that help young people succeed in the global economy Springfield – JA of Western Massachusetts has won a 2014 MetLife Foundation “Sowing the Seeds of Entrepreneurship” Award, representing a grant of $10,000 (USD) for outstanding innovation and entrepreneurial approach to program development that enables youth to own their economic future. The grant was awarded for a new program concept, “Building an Educational Ladder to the Future” program, which partners a local college with a local elementary school to bring JA programs to students in grades K-5. The college students present JA at the elementary school for grades K-4 and the 5th graders go to the college for their JA experience on a separate day. Local business volunteers then present a financial literacy night for parents and students at the elementary school. Four JA operations worldwide, including JA of Western Massachusetts won 2014 Sowing the Seeds of Entrepreneurship Awards, each to implement promising but untested innovative programs concepts. The Sowing the Seeds of Entrepreneurship Award, introduced in 2011, is designed to provide ‘seed money’ for cutting edge ideas. JA and MetLife Foundation have partnered for 14 years to cultivate the spirit of innovation across the global JA network of 123 countries and expand selected programs to generate greater impact on the young people they serve through annual awards. Dennis White, CEO and president of MetLife Foundation says, ”Innovation and an entrepreneurial spirit are critical to achieving scale and increasing impact. With their diverse programs, all of the award-winning JA operations exemplify these traits and demonstrate their value in making a difference in the lives of millions of young people looking to build a secure future. Congratulations to JA of Western Massachusetts and all the 2014 award winners for their dedication and excellence.” Jennifer Connolly, President of JA of Western Massachusetts (JAWM), said, “Thank you to MetLife Foundation for their support of Building an Educational Ladder to the Future Program. This fall Springfield College is partnering with Boland Elementary School in Springfield and Westfield State University is partnering with Southampton Road School in Westfield. JAWM is looking forward to expanding the program with the goal of partnering all area colleges with an elementary school. MetLife Foundation has been a JA Worldwide partner to
Left to Right, April Hawkins,Director, Program & Special Projects, MetLife Foundation; Jennifer Connolly, President, JA of Western MA and Jack Kosakowski, President of JA USA. (Photo submitted) support youth economic development since 1978 and at the local level supports JA through volunteer engagement and board leadership. About JA of Western Massachusetts Junior Achievement of Western Massachusetts was founded in Springfield, MA in 1919 and is the birthplace of JA. Today more than 9900 students in grades K-12 in Western MA participate in JA programs annually. For more information, visit www.jawm.org. About JA Worldwide (Junior Achievement): JA Worldwide is one of the largest global NGOs dedicated to addressing fundamental social and economic challenges of young people by educating and empowering them to transform their future and own their economic success. Through cuttingedge, experiential learning in financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship, JA Worldwide effectively broadens the canvass of possibility for young people and enriches their ability to contribute to the strength of their families, communities, and economies. The 121-country JA Worldwide network is powered by 400,000 volunteers and mentors from all sectors of society, reaching 10.6 million students around the world. Visit www.jaworldwide.org for more information.
State robocalls seek undeserved jobless benefits BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts is robo-calling tens of thousands of residents to retrieve undeserved unemployment benefits. The Boston Globe reports (http://bit.ly/1vXBlyD ) that the state is targeting 63,000 people, about 1,000 a day, who it says received undeserved unemployment benefits as far back as 1985. According to internal emails the newspaper obtained, the average amount of the debt the state is seeking to reclaim is
about $2,500 a person. In some cases as little as $100 is owed. Ignoring the calls could lead to a loss of future unemployment benefits or garnishment of tax refunds. The state has made about 17,000 calls and collected more than $400,000 in overpayments since late July and could recover at least $157 million through the program. The money will go into the state unemployment insurance trust fund to pay future benefits.
17th Century Continued from Page 5 a good way to work with another local institution and to reach an international audience. He said the organization was inspired to participate in the program by similar programs that have been run by larger museums across the country, such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. “We did the same thing, but on a smaller scale,” he said. “We were inspired.” Neumann said the advantage of incorporating a museum like the PVMA into an English immersion program is that it provides the students with a more in-depth perspective of the English language, using words and expressions from an earlier period. “In other scenarios, like modern sports, for instance, that’s not possible,” he said. Over the course of the night, Shaw-Pichette and other museum staff members guided the children through various chores and taught them new skills, including carding and spinning wool and cooking over a hearth. In the building’s kitchen, the children helped cut cheese, roll dough and churn buttermilk as they put together a feast of blueberry pie and fricassee, a soup made from mushrooms, cream, lemon juice and herbs, according to Lynne Manring, director of the PVMA’s Deerfield Teacher’s Center. Constant pounding sounds echoed from the second floor, where other children sat smashing and grinding sugar for use in the pies. Outside, another group of children got the chance to play with toys that were popular in Colonial times, including a pair of stilts, and on the front lawn, other children lined up to learn how to use a yoke to carry buckets of water. Shinshu Tozawa, 10, of
In this Aug. 7 photo, foreign students learned how to cook a blueberry pie on an open hearth at the Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association Indian House museum in Deerfield, Mass. The children, who traveled from China, Japan, South Korea and Kazakhstan, came to the museum as part of the Bement School’s English Immersion summer program. (AP Photo/ Greenfield Recorder, Paul Franz)
Tokyo, Japan, said he was not nervous to come to the United States and participate in the program. “I was not scared at all, because last year I spent the summer in the United Kingdom,” he said. Catherine Yao, 11, of Shenzhen, China, said working with the antique tools was fun, but difficult. “It’s interesting, but a little hard sometimes,” Yao said. “The things are easy to break, because they’re so old.” Moments later, ShawPichette found herself demonstrating how to repair one of the yoke buckets after a piece fell off of it. “It’s a little bit like time traveling,” said Jamie Jeong, 10, of Jeju Island, South Korea, of the experience, as she churned buttermilk in the kitchen sink. “It’s been really amazing.”
In this Aug. 7 photo, foreign students learn 17th-century American colonial ways at the Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association Indian House museum in Deerfield, Mass. The children, who traveled from China, Japan, South Korea and Kazakhstan, came to the museum as part of the Bement School’s English Immersion summer program. (AP Photo/ Greenfield Recorder, Paul Franz)
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Babe Ruthers drop one to Oahu By Chris Putz Staff Writer OCALA, Fla. – The Westfield Babe Ruth 14-Year-Olds battled long and hard and went the extra mile, but came up just short in Game 2 of their World Series. Oahu, Hawaii rallied from a 4-2 deficit to defeat Westfield 5-4 in eight innings Saturday night. Westfield fell to 0-2. Oahu came out of the gate with consecutive singles from Kaz Tachino and Cody Isa. After a sacrifice, and run-scoring plays on a fielder’s choice and an infield error, Westfield trailed 2-0. In Westfield’s opener, Lawrenceburg shot out to a gargantuan lead. The Southeast champ (and 2013 runner-up as 13s a season ago) overwhelmed the Whip City All-Stars 13-1. The Northeast champ, while thoughts of déjà vu most certainly crept into their minds, would not let
history repeat itself. Westfield managed base hits from Jack Yvon and Nate Boucher in the bottom of the second inning. In the third inning, their determination paid off. Nate Bonini led off the third with a single. Kyle Roberts reached on an infield error. Aidan Dunn put the ball in play, allowing a run to score on a fielder’s choice. Another fielding error on Mitchell Longley’s hit to the left side of the infield resulted in the tying run. Then, in the fourth, Westfield surged ahead. Tyler Delgado led off the middle
frame with a single to right field. Delgado advanced to second base on a fielder’s choice, moved to third on a wild pitch, and swiped home plate, following a fly-ball out from Adam Kearing. Just before Kearing’s fly ball, Nate Boucher walked. Boucher moved to second on defensive indifference, and came around to score after Bonini belted a single to left field. Westfield led 4-2. The opposition would not be denied. Oahu staged a late comeback, rallying for two runs in the sixth – Justin Fernandez and Andrew Oasay collected consecutive one-out base knocks and Ryne Oshiro smacked a two-run double to tie the game – and another, the game-winner, in extra innings. Francis Gora led off the Hawaii half of the eighth inning with a single and stole second base. He advanced to third on a Tachino bunt.
Tachino stole second. With one out, Justin Fernandez notched the gamewinning hit, an RBI single to left field. Oahu’s bullpen played a key role in determining the outcome of Saturday’s game. Oshiro retired Westfield’s Nos. 1-3 batters in order to end the game. He did not allow a hit in two innings of relief. Tachino struck out three batters over the final two innings. Westfield mustered just one hit against him, an Aidan Dunn single. Westfield starting pitcher Mitchell Longley was effective in 5 1-3 innings of work. Longley scattered five hits, struck out two batters, walked one, and allowed two earned runs (three total). “Mitchell was absolutely outstanding,” Westfield manager John Bonini said. “He was everything we could ask for. He battled for 5 ½ innings. He was tremendous.”
Philadelphia’s Davis, Chicago team talk of LLWS By JOHN McGONIGAL Associated Press SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — An African-American female pitcher from Philadelphia and a team from Chicago have created a buzz at the Little League World Series. Philly’s Mo’ne Davis and the Jackie Robinson West squad are the talk of the series; professional athletes and politicians alike are following their every move. They’ve Skyped with the Los Angeles Dodgers, had shout-outs from NBA star Kevin Durant on Twitter and the Pennsylvania governor was in South Williamsport on Friday. Davis, one of two girls in this year’s tournament, is the unquestioned fan favorite. The crowd cheers her every pitch and at-bat. Canada’s Emma March also felt the support before her team was eliminated Saturday.
The all-black Chicago squad shows there is still interest in the game in urban communities, even though African-Americans accounted for only about 8 percent of major league teams’ opening day rosters this year. Paul Graziano, an LLWS press box announcer since 1980, has never seen this level of excitement so early in the tournament. “We always got good crowds on championship weekends, but I’ve seen more growth and more people coming now for early games,” Graziano said. “You’ve got two girls and a team from the inner city ... I think it will just bolster” Little League, which is celebrating its 75th anniversary. Davis (1-0) could return to the mound Wednesday when Philadelphia takes on Las Vegas. Not to diminish other LLWS See LLWS, Page 11
Philadelphia’s Mo’ne Davis drives in a run with a single to right field off Pearland pitcher Clayton Broeder during the first inning of a baseball game at the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa., Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Gene J.
Rhode Island Little League team playing today SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — The Cumberland Little League team from Rhode Island is set to take on a squad from Chicago in a win-or-go-home game for both teams. The teams are scheduled to face off at 8 p.m. Monday at the Little League World Series in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania. The game will be shown live on ESPN2. Cumberland is coming off an exciting 8-7 win over Nashville, Tennessee, on Saturday night. CJ Davock hit a two-run, two-out single in the bottom of the sixth inning to clinch the game, after Nashville had taken a 6-5 lead with five runs in the top of the inning. The Chicago team is coming off a 13-2 loss to Las Vegas on Sunday in the double elimination tournament. Cumberland lost to Pearland, Texas on Friday.
Altuve’s slam lifts Astros over Red Sox By KEN POWTAK Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — For a few seconds it looked like the inning was over. Then, a couple of minutes later, Jose Altuve’s grand slam broke the game open. Altuve hit his first slam after Boston shortstop Xander Bogaerts made a mental gaffe on a play that would have ended an inning Sunday, carrying the Houston Astros to an 8-1 victory over the Red Sox. Leading 2-0, the Astros got a break when manager Bo Porter won a challenge and they scored four runs after Bogaerts’ mistake. The shortstop picked up Marwin Gonzalez’s grounder, ran to second for what looked like a force and fired to first. The problem was he threw the ball about a step before he tagged the bag. After Joe Kelly walked the bases full, Altuve homered into the Green Monster seats. “That there’s a big play,” said Porter, who said he was first told by the umpires that the play wasn’t reviewable. “You look at that stage of the game and what proceeded to happen after that, Altuve with the big grand slam, one could say that was the biggest play of the game.” Red Sox manager John Farrell was ejected by first-base umpire Doug Eddings after Altuve’s slam when he came out to argue. “My initial explanation on the field was that it was a neighborhood play,” Farrell said. “My interpretation is that neighborhood play should not be determined by a feed throw or not, a neighborhood play is not a reviewable play.” Crew chief Jim Joyce, speaking to a pool reporter from the AP, said because he had never seen the play before that the
Bonini was named the team’s Most Valuable Player. Yvon earned those honors Friday night. Westfield returns to action Monday night against Sarasota, Florida at 7:30, before finishing up pool play against Lexington, Kentucky Tuesday at 5. “We’re not done,” Bonini said. “We will battle all the way to the end.” Westfield has shown resilience all season, rallying several times, including a stirring comeback against Pittsfield in the state championship, a game in which they trailed 5-0. Westfield failed to pack it in when it got down early, but that came as no shock to its manager. “It’s not at all surprising,” Bonini said. “This team has battled like this the last two years. That’s what they do.”
Penalties aplenty for Pats
Boston Red Sox’s Joe Kelly stands on the mound as Houston Astros’ Jose Altuve, back left, rounds third base after hitting a grand slam during the second inning of a baseball game in Boston, Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
crew decided to ask the replay center for help. “Actually, we have not have had that play per say where the shortstop or the second baseman go right to the bag on their own,” he said. “So, just to make everything clear, I explained to Bo that I was going to ask New York, the replay center, if it was in fact reviewable because a neighborhood play is not. New York came back to me and said, ‘Yes, that play is reviewable’ and I came back to them and said, ‘OK, See Red Sox, Page 11
By HOWARD ULMAN AP Sports Writer FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The New England Patriots put up big numbers in their preseason win over the Philadelphia Eagles — 476 yards, 35 first downs and nearly 40 minutes in time of possession. The officials racked up their own impressive statistics by calling 28 penalties, with 21 accepted. They were merely following through on the NFL’s message that more flags would be thrown for defensive contact with receivers. It got to a point that Patriots coach Bill Belichick was penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct for arguing, in vain, against a penalty on the opponent. The Eagles were called for defensive pass interference even though wide receiver Julian Edelman caught Tom Brady’s long pass. After New England’s 42-35 win Friday night, a reporter asked Belichick for clarification of the play. “Yeah,” the usually dour coach said to a roomful of laughter, “I was trying to get it myself.” Coaches and players will figure it out for themselves the more they practice and play under the new emphasis on giving receivers more space to run their patterns. “We have to do the best that we can by being comfortable with the new rules and trying to do the right things out there on the field,” Patriots cornerback Darrelle Revis said. There were 11 penalties against the Patriots and 10 against the Eagles — with seven others declined. Of the 28 penalties called, 15 were against the defense, 12 against the offense and one on an enraged Belichick’s foray onto the field after the pass to Edelman. “Who knows if it will continue? But they’re calling things pretty tight,” Tom Brady said. “Coach always says, ‘Do business as business is being done.’ So if they’re going to call it tight . you know, we got a few extra opportunities out of it; they got a few extra opportunities out of it. It’s going to be who plays the smartest, I guess.” On Friday, it was the Patriots. The Eagles were called for 11 defensive pen-
alties to four for the Patriots, including those declined. Nine of Philadelphia’s were for defensive pass interference, defensive holding, illegal contact or illegal use of the hands. “I think if they’re helping us, then I don’t have any problem with it,” Brady said. The Patriots were much sharper than in their 23-6 loss to the Washington Redskins in their preseason opener. Brady sat that out and New England didn’t score until 1:23 was left in the game. Brady threw one touchdown pass in his two series, rookie Jimmy Garoppolo had two in playing the rest of the half and Ryan Mallett threw for a touchdown and ran for another while playing the entire second half. “I thought all three quarterbacks handled themselves pretty well. There weren’t a lot of major problems,” Belichick said. The Patriots rushed for 250 yards with Jonas Gray, who spent all last season on Baltimore’s practice squad, leading with 98. First-string running back Stevan Ridley started and finished with 45 yards on nine carries. That helped New England convert 10 of 15 third-down opportunities. “We were productive for the most part offensively and that’s all 11 guys out there,” Belichick said. See Penalties, Page 11
New England Patriots defensive back Malcolm Butler (29) in the second half of an NFL preseason football game Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/ Charles Krupa)
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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULES Tuesday Sept. 2
WEDNESDAY Sept. 3
THURSDAY Sept. 4
FRIDAY Sept. 5
SATURDAY Sept. 6
MONDAY Sept. 8
WESTFIELD HIGH SCHOOL GOLF vs. Cathedral, Tekoa CC, 3 p.m. BOYS’ SOCCER vs. East Longmeadow, 4 p.m. BOYS’ JV SOCCER vs. East Longmeadow, 4 p.m. FIELD HOCKEY vs. South Hadley, 4 p.m. JV FIELD HOCKEY vs. South Hadley, 5:30 p.m.
GIRLS’ SOCCER vs. Taconic, 4 p.m. GIRLS’ JV SOCCER vs. Taconic, 4 p.m. GIRLS’ JV VOLLEYBALL at Minnechaug, 5 p.m. GIRLS’ V VOLLEYBALL at Minnechaug, 6 p.m.
BOYS’ SOCCER at Pittsfield, Kirvin Park, 4 p.m. BOYS’ JV SOCCER at Pittsfield, Kirvin Park, 4 p.m. GIRLS’ SOCCER vs. East Longmeadow, 4 p.m.
GIRLS’ SOCCER vs. East Longmeadow, 4 p.m. FIELD HOCKEY at Agawam, 4 p.m. GIRLS’ JV SOCCER at East Longmeadow, 4 p.m. GIRLS’ JV VOLLEYBALL vs. Longmeadow, 5 p.m. JV FIELD HOCKEY at Agawam, 5:30 p.m. GIRLS’ VOLLEYBALL vs. Longmeadow, 6:15 p.m.
FOOTBALL at Amherst, noon
BOYS’ SOCCER vs. Ludlow, 4 p.m. BOYS’ JV SOCCER at Ludlow, Whitney Park, 4 p.m. GIRLS’ JV VOLLEYBALL at Sci-Tech, 4 p.m. FIELD HOCKEY vs. Longmeadow, 4 p.m. GIRLS’ VOLLEYBALL at Sci-Tech, 5 p.m. JV FOOTBALL vs. Amherst, 5:15 p.m. GIRLS’ JV FIELD HOCKEY vs. Longmeadow, 5:30 p.m.
SOUTHWICK-TOLLAND REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL FIELD HOCKEY at Franklin Tech, 4:30 p.m.
JV GIRLS’ SOCCER at Lenox, 5 p.m. GIRLS’ SOCCER at Lenox, 7 p.m.
GOLF vs. Palmer, Edgewood CC, 3 p.m. GIRLS’ VOLLEYBALL at Commerce, 4 p.m. JV BOYS’ SOCCER at Palmer, Legion Field, 5 p.m. BOYS’ SOCCER at Palmer, Legion Field, 7 p.m.
GIRLS’ SOCCER at Agawam, 4 p.m. JV GIRLS’ SOCCER at Agawam, 4 p.m.
GOLF vs. Monson, Edgewood CC, 3 p.m. JV FIELD HOCKEY at Pioneer Valley Regional, 4 p.m. JV GIRLS’ VOLLEYBALL vs. Dean Tech, 4:30 p.m. FIELD HOCKEY at Pioneer Valley Regional, 5:30 p.m. GIRLS’ VOLLEYBALL vs. Dean Tech, 5:30 p.m.
GATEWAY REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL BOYS’ SOCCER at Sabis, 4 p.m. GIRLS’ SOCCER at Holyoke Catholic, Rivers Park, 4 p.m. JV GIRLS’ SOCCER at Holyoke Catholic, Nash Park, 4 p.m.
BOYS’ SOCCER at Granby, 3:30 p.m. GIRLS’ SOCCER at Easthampton, Nonotuck Park, 4 p.m. JV BOYS’ SOCCER at Granby, Time TBA
SAINT MARY HIGH SCHOOL GOLF at Monson, Quaboag CC, 3 p.m.
GOLF at Palmer, Quaboag CC, 3 p.m. BOYS’ SOCCER vs. McCann Tech, Westfield Middle School North, 4 p.m.
WESTFIELD VOCATIONAL-TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL GOLF vs. Easthampton, East Mt. CC, 3 p.m.
BOYS’ SOCCER vs. Smith Voke, Jachym Field, 4 p.m.
BOYS’ SOCCER vs. Commerce, Jachym Field, 4 p.m.
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL AMERICAN LEAGUE East Division W L Pct GB WCGB L10 Str Home Away Baltimore 70 52 .574 — — 6-4 W-1 34-26 36-26 34-30 New York 63 59 .516 7 3½ 5-5 W-2 29-29 31-35 Toronto 64 61 .512 7½ 4 3-7 L-1 33-26 33-29 Tampa Bay 61 63 .492 10 6½ 6-4 L-2 28-34 Boston 56 67 .455 14½ 11 6-4 L-1 29-33 27-34 Central Division W L Pct GB WCGB L10 Str Home Away 35-27 Kansas City 68 55 .553 — — 8-2 W-1 33-28 Detroit 66 56 .541 1½ ½ 4-6 L-1 33-29 33-27 25-37 Cleveland 62 61 .504 6 5 5-5 L-1 37-24 Chicago 59 65 .476 9½ 8½ 4-6 W-1 31-29 28-36 Minnesota 55 67 .451 12½ 11½ 4-6 L-1 26-32 29-35 West Division W L Pct GB WCGB L10 Str Home Away Los Angeles 72 50 .590 — — 5-5 L-1 41-23 31-27 33-30 Oakland 73 51 .589 — — 3-7 L-5 40-21 33-24 Seattle 67 56 .545 5½ — 8-2 W-1 34-32 23-37 Houston 52 73 .416 21½ 16 5-5 W-1 29-36 25-38 Texas 48 76 .387 25 19½ 3-7 W-1 23-38 AMERICAN LEAGUE Saturday’s Games N.Y. Yankees 3, Tampa Bay 2 Cleveland 6, Baltimore 0 Detroit 4, Seattle 2 Boston 10, Houston 7 Minnesota 4, Kansas City 1 Atlanta 4, Oakland 3 Toronto 6, Chicago White Sox 3 L.A. Angels 5, Texas 4 Sunday’s Games Baltimore 4, Cleveland 1 Seattle 8, Detroit 1 Houston 8, Boston 1 N.Y. Yankees 4, Tampa Bay 2 Kansas City 12, Minnesota 6 Chicago White Sox 7, Toronto 5 Texas 3, L.A. Angels 2 Atlanta 4, Oakland 3 Monday’s Games Seattle (Elias 9-9) at Philadelphia (Williams 0-0), 7:05 p.m. L.A. Angels (C.Wilson 9-8) at Boston (Workman 1-6), 7:10 p.m. Baltimore (B.Norris 10-7) at Chicago White Sox (Sale 10-2), 8:10 p.m. Kansas City (J.Vargas 9-5) at Minnesota (May 0-1), 8:10 p.m.
NATIONAL LEAGUE East Division W L Pct GB WCGB L10 Str Home Away Washington 69 53 .566 — — 8-2 W-6 37-24 32-29 Atlanta 64 60 .516 6 1½ 6-4 W-3 37-28 27-32 Miami 62 62 .500 8 3½ 7-3 W-2 36-30 26-32 New York 59 66 .472 11½ 7 5-5 L-1 30-31 29-35 Philadelphia 54 70 .435 16 11½ 3-7 L-2 26-36 28-34 Central Division W L Pct GB WCGB L10 Str Home Away Milwaukee 70 55 .560 — — 7-3 W-4 34-28 36-27 St. Louis 66 57 .537 3 — 5-5 W-1 36-26 30-31 Pittsburgh 64 60 .516 5½ 1½ 3-7 L-5 39-24 25-36 29-34 Cincinnati 61 63 .492 8½ 4½ 3-7 L-2 32-29 Chicago 53 70 .431 16 12 4-6 W-1 28-31 25-39 West Division W L Pct GB WCGB L10 Str Home Away Los Angeles 70 56 .556 — — 4-6 L-3 30-30 40-26 San Francisco 65 58 .528 3½ — 4-6 W-2 32-32 33-26 San Diego 58 65 .472 10½ 7 6-4 L-1 34-27 24-38 Arizona 53 71 .427 16 12½ 4-6 L-2 25-39 28-32 Colorado 49 75 .395 20 16½ 4-6 W-2 31-31 18-44
Tuesday’s Games Houston (Oberholtzer 4-8) at N.Y. Yankees (Capuano 1-3), 7:05 p.m. Seattle (Iwakuma 11-6) at Philadelphia (A.Burnett 6-13), 7:05 p.m. Detroit (Scherzer 14-4) at Tampa Bay (Archer 8-6), 7:10 p.m. L.A. Angels (Weaver 13-7) at Boston (Webster 3-1), 7:10 p.m. Texas (Mikolas 1-5) at Miami (Cosart 1-1), 7:10 p.m. Baltimore (Tillman 9-5) at Chicago White Sox (Quintana 6-9), 8:10 p.m. Cleveland (Bauer 4-7) at Minnesota (Gibson 11-9), 8:10 p.m. Toronto (Happ 8-7) at Milwaukee (Fiers 2-1), 8:10 p.m. Kansas City (Shields 11-6) at Colorado (Matzek 2-8), 8:40 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Gee 4-5) at Oakland (Kazmir 13-5), 10:05 p.m. NATIONAL LEAGUE Saturday’s Games San Francisco 6, Philadelphia 5 Washington 4, Pittsburgh 3 Miami 2, Arizona 1 N.Y. Mets 7, Chicago Cubs 3 Atlanta 4, Oakland 3 San Diego 9, St. Louis 5 Cincinnati at Colorado, ppd., water main break Milwaukee 3, L.A. Dodgers 2 Sunday’s Games Miami 10, Arizona 3 Chicago Cubs 2, N.Y. Mets 1
St. Louis 7, San Diego 6 San Francisco 5, Philadelphia 2 Colorado 10, Cincinnati 9, 1st game Milwaukee 7, L.A. Dodgers 2 Washington 6, Pittsburgh 5, 11 innings Atlanta 4, Oakland 3 Colorado 10, Cincinnati 5, 2nd game Monday’s Games Chicago Cubs (Hendricks 4-1) at N.Y. Mets (B.Colon 11-10), 12:10 p.m. Arizona (Nuno 0-3) at Washington (Zimmermann 8-5), 7:05 p.m. Atlanta (E.Santana 12-6) at Pittsburgh (Worley 5-2), 7:05 p.m. Seattle (Elias 9-9) at Philadelphia (Williams 0-0), 7:05 p.m. Cincinnati (Leake 9-11) at St. Louis (Masterson 2-1), 8:15 p.m. Tuesday’s Games Arizona (C.Anderson 7-4) at Washington (Strasburg 9-10), 7:05 p.m. Atlanta (Harang 9-7) at Pittsburgh (F.Liriano 3-9), 7:05 p.m. Seattle (Iwakuma 11-6) at Philadelphia (A.Burnett 6-13), 7:05 p.m. Texas (Mikolas 1-5) at Miami (Cosart 1-1), 7:10 p.m. San Francisco (Vogelsong 7-8) at Chicago Cubs (Wada 2-1), 8:05 p.m. Toronto (Happ 8-7) at Milwaukee (Fiers 2-1), 8:10 p.m. Cincinnati (Simon 12-8) at St. Louis (Lackey 1-1), 8:15 p.m. Kansas City (Shields 11-6) at Colorado (Matzek 2-8), 8:40 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Gee 4-5) at Oakland (Kazmir 13-5), 10:05 p.m. San Diego (Kennedy 9-10) at L.A. Dodgers (Correia 1-0), 10:10 p.m.
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LLWS highlights — including Rhode Island’s exciting rally against Nashville or Las Vegas’ rout of Chicago — but Davis has become a must-see performer. Her Philadelphia squad came from behind Sunday night to set up the showdown with Las Vegas “She’s unflappable,” said Philadelphia manager Alex Rice, adding it’s “highly likely” that Davis will pitch Wednesday. “All the attention — she’s getting a little tired of the same questions and we’re getting past that — but the attention and everything isn’t getting to her. She’s having a blast.” Davis received standing ovations from the crowd of more than 15,000 en route to becoming the first female pitcher to throw a shutout in Little League World Series history. Nashville manager Chris Mercado said his team had seen faster pitching and “that kind of stuff” from other opposing pitchers, but the Davis hype caught up with his squad.
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Continued from Page 9 “It’s a hard situation to come into. This stadium, 20,000 all over the place, cheering for one player,” Mercado said. David Stoker, a native of Mifflinville, Pennsylvania, said from his perspective as a LLWS usher and Little League umpire for the past 48 years, Davis has become the “spotlight” of young girls’ eyes. “She, as a young lady, has opened doors for many other young ladies to participate not only in baseball, but also in softball,” said Stoker, sitting back in his chair outside the stadium, peering out onto the concourse through his brown-tinted sunglasses as his pin-covered hat flickered in the sunlight. “She has proven that girls can compete with the guys, and the guys know there’s a new girl on the block.” Jackie Robinson West is a rare group of guys in the tournament. The Chicago group dominated its first game, but were blown out by Las Vegas on Sunday.
Still, the second team from Little League’s Urban Initiative to make it to the series has created a buzz of its own and has done its part to put the tournament on a bigger stage. “Hopefully (Chicago’s success) will foster more growth in urban cities to help grow Little League,” Graziano said. The overflow of attention that Davis and Chicago have garnered — in the stands, around the concourse and sports talk shows around the country — generates more pressure. Stoker cautioned fans, especially adults, to keep in mind these players are still just kids. “The boys have come through this, the girls are now on the same level and I think we as adults should let them grow up,” Stoker said. “Let’s not make them into superheroes.” Stoker makes a good point, but Davis and Jackie Robinson West have already elevated interest in this series — and in them.
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Houston is challenging that play’ and that was the outcome.” Altuve, who leads the majors in hits, went 4 for 5, raising his hit total to 173 and majors’ best average to .339 as the Astros completed a split of the four-game series. Dexter Fowler and Jon Singleton added solo homers for Houston, which earned its 52nd win to surpass last year’s total. Daniel Nava had an RBI double for Boston. Collin McHugh (6-9) gave up one run on seven hits in six innings for Houston. Kelly (0-1) was tagged for seven runs on seven hits, walking six over four innings in his Fenway Park debut with the Red Sox. He was acquired at the non-waiver trade deadline along with first baseman/outfielder Allen Craig for right-hander John Lackey. Fowler’s homer in the third made it 7-0. WHAT A DAY Altuve became the first Astros’ player to collect four hits and a slam in the same game since Jeff Bagwell did it on April 9, 2004 at Milwaukee. He also matched his career high with the hits for the seventh time, last came on June 27 against Detroit. HOMER HAPPY The Astros entered the day second in the majors with 50 homers since July 1. They
have 16 games this season with three or more homers and have gone 14-2. TRAINER’S ROOM Astros 1B Jesus Guzman, on the DL since August 2 with back spasms and on a rehab assignment with Triple-A Oklahoma City, is eligible to come off. Red Sox 2B Dustin Pedroia was out sick and it was his 31st birthday. He had three homers in seven previous games on his birthday. UP NEXT The Astros are off Monday before opening a three-game series at Yankee Stadium Tuesday when LHP Brett Oberholtzer (4-8, 3.87 ERA) is scheduled to face New York’s lefty Chris Capuano (1-3, 4.13). RHP Brandon Workman (1-6, 4.45 ERA) is slated to go for Boston Monday, facing C. J. Wilson (9-8, 4.71 ERA) when the Red Sox open a three-game series against the Los Angeles Angels. CELEBRITY SIGHTING Actor Matthew McConaughey watched the game from the second row down the left-field line just past the Astros’ dugout. He appeared to go fairly unnoticed until he left in the top of the ninth and many fans took pictures and shook hands as he was walking out.
MLB Roundup ROCKIES 10, REDS 5 DENVER (AP) — Michael Cuddyer hit for the cycle, including a two-run double in Colorado’s five-run eighth inning, and the Rockies beat the Cincinnati Reds 10-5 on Sunday night to complete a doubleheader sweep. Colorado won the opener 10-9 when Drew Stubbs capped a five-run ninth inning with a three-run homer off J.J. Hoover (1-9). Cuddyer tripled in the first, homered in the fifth and singled in the seventh while becoming the seventh Rockies player to hit for the cycle and first since Carlos Gonzalez on July 31, 2010, against the Chicago Cubs. BREWERS 7, DODGERS 2 LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jonathan Lucroy tied a season high with five RBIs, including his first home run in more than three weeks, and the Brewers completed a three-game sweep. BRAVES 4, ATHLETICS 3 ATLANTA (AP) — Justin Upton hit a two-run homer, and the Braves ended Jon Lester’s seven-game winning streak. The Braves swept the three-game series, leaving the A’s with a five-game losing streak, their longest of the season. The A’s have lost seven of eight overall and trail the Angels, who lost to Texas on Sunday, by percentage points in the AL West. YANKEES 4, RAYS 2 ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Hiroki Kuroda pitched neatly into the seventh inning and Brett Gardner drove in two runs to lead the Yankees to the road win. Kuroda (8-8) retired 17 straight batters after allowing consecutive one-out singles to Ben Zobrist and Matt Joyce in the first. He gave up two runs and four hits in 6 2-3 innings. After Shawn Kelley and Dellin Betances combined for 1 1-3 scoreless innings, David Robertson closed for his 33rd save. Tampa Bay’s Jeremy Hellickson (1-2) gave up three runs and four hits in five innings. Evan Longoria had two RBIs for the Rays. Mark Teixeira reached 20 homers for the 11th time in his career with a solo shot in the Yankees eighth. ROYALS 12, TWINS 6 MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Alex Gordon, Salvador Perez and Josh Willingham homered, and the Royals won for the 20th time in their last 25 games. Kansas City sent 11 batters to the plate and scored seven times in the second, keyed by tworun singles for Alcides Escobar and Nori Aoki. The Royals also increased their AL Central lead to 1 1/2 games over Detroit, which lost 8-1 to Seattle. NATIONALS 6, PIRATES 5, 11 INNINGS WASHINGTON (AP) — Pinch-hitter Scott Hairston drove in Jayson Werth with a gameending sacrifice fly, sending Washington to a three-game sweep. Werth, who had missed the last five games with a bothersome shoulder, entered as a pinch hitter in the ninth and doubled leading off the 11th against Brandon Cumpton (3-4). ORIOLES 4, INDIANS 1 CLEVELAND (AP) — Rookie Kevin Gausman pitched six strong innings and Baltimore salvaged the series finale, beating Cleveland to avoid being swept for the first time since May. Gausman (7-4) allowed just one run and two hits. Zach Britton finished the combined twohitter for his 26th save. MARINERS 8, TIGERS 1 DETROIT (AP) — Chris Young pitched six shutout innings and Seattle won the weekend series, moving back ahead of Detroit in the race for the second AL wild-card spot. Seattle’s Lloyd McClendon, managing his first series in Detroit after serving as Jim Leyland’s hitting coach, was ejected for the second straight game. McClendon was tossed for arguing after Detroit’s Alex Avila drew a seventh-inning walk. MARLINS 10, DIAMONDBACKS 3 MIAMI (AP) — Giancarlo Stanton hit his 32nd homer and drove in four runs to power Miami to the win. Stanton has a career-high 88 RBIs, one more than he had in 2011. He went 7 for 14 with four walks and six RBIs in the four-game series against Arizona. Garrett Jones also homered for the Marlins, who have won five of seven to get back to the .500 mark at 62-62. Tom Koehler (9-9) pitched six innings, allowing two runs. GIANTS 5, PHILLIES 2 SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Michael Morse got three hits and scored twice as San Francisco won consecutive home games for the first time in over two months. Andrew Susac had two hits and drove in the go-ahead run for the Giants. Brandon Crawford drove in a pair of runs. CUBS 2, METS 1 The Westfield News NEW YORK (AP) — Starlin Castro hit a tiebreaking homer on the first pitch of the ninth inning to lift Chicago to the win. Cubs starter Jake Arrieta struck out nine in seven smooth innings. He left with a 1-0 lead following Luis Valbuena’s run-scoring single in the fourth. Slumping slugger Curtis Granderson tied it with a two-out RBI single off winner Pedro Strop (2-4) in the eighth, snapping skids of 0 for 17 and 1 for 29. A diving catch by rookie center fielder Arismendy Alcantara moments earlier prevented more potential damage. CARDINALS 7, PADRES 6 ST. LOUIS (AP) — Matt Carpenter homered, doubled and drove in three runs for St. Louis, and Adam Wainwright moved into a tie N forFthe with L major C Hleague A L Llead EN G his E 15th win. RANGERS 3, ANGELS 2 • Pick all Sunday ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Adam Rosales and NFL MikeGames. Carp hit RBI singles in the ninth • Beat ‘The Putz’ inning off Angels closer Huston Street, rallying Texas.AND finish with the WHITE SOX 7, BLUE JAYS 5 best record overall to claim your each slam week.and Jordan Danks added a twoCHICAGO (AP) — Conor Gillaspie gift hit certificate his first grand All entries better White than ‘The run shot to cap a six-run first inning,• and the Chicago SoxPutz’ heldwill off be Toronto. eligible for the GRAND PRIZE drawing following the NFL regular season.
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“Everybody has to do their job.” After being outplayed by Garoppolo in the first preseason game, Mallett tightened the competition for the No. 2 job as he enters his fourth NFL season, all with the Patriots. Mallett started against the Redskins but was the last quarterback to face the Eagles. “I get to play in the game. That’s all that matters,” he said. His next chance comes against the Carolina Panthers next Friday night. Brady likely will
play at least the full first half before his backups take over. Garoppolo apparently didn’t get much advance notice that he would be the first to follow Brady against the Redskins. “They kind of just threw me in there,” he said. “It was kind of a last-minute thing, but you always have to be ready. Whenever the opportunity comes you have to take advantage of it.”
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Should I reach out to her? Dear Annie: My husband and I recently purchased a new home. It took us a while to reach this point. In the course of trying to purchase, we were offered help by a good friend, “Mary,” who lives 1,500 miles away. Mary referred us to her mortgage lender, also 1,500 miles away. We engaged the lender, who worked hard, but things didn’t move as quickly as we needed, and we lost a large deposit on the house, along with the costs of an appraisal and inspection. This was money we could ill-afford. We recently found another house and used a local mortgage lender. Everything went smoothly, and we’ll be moving soon. Here’s the problem: Last month, Mary called to chew me out because we didn’t use her mortgage person. I told Mary that we lost a lot of money due to that person’s inability to help us, and we’ve moved on. Mary was mean and nasty and hung up on me. I haven’t heard from her since. Mary and I have known each other for 30 years, and we’ve been through a great many of life’s ups and downs. She’s like a sister to me, and our husbands get along well, too. I was astonished that she would be so obtuse about what we’d been through. Mary often reacts like this when she’s angry, but I wonder why it’s up to me to make the effort to fix things. Should I reach out to her? It saddens me that such a longtime friendship would end this way, but I’m ready to let it go. -Arizona Dear Arizona: Mary is what we call high maintenance. She is emotionally demanding, cuts you off when you don’t put her first and then forces you to do the hard work of repairing the friendship. Over time, this behavior becomes tiresome, and we don’t blame you for having had enough. Mary lives 1,500 miles away. Consider distancing yourself from the friendship, bit by bit. Let Mary make the next move, whenever that is, and you can maintain the level of friendship that best suits you. In the meantime, please try to find new friends in your current location. Dear Annie: “Heartbroken” says she is in her mid-50s and hasn’t been intimate with her husband for several years. She wonders whether her husband just doesn’t care anymore. My wife could have written that. For the past three decades, my wife had no problem putting our relationship last behind the kids, her job, her mother and her hobbies. Now that the kids are grown, her mother has died and she’s retired, she’s dumbfounded as to why we don’t have a closer relationship. I made a commitment “until death us do part,” and I’ll keep it. But after trying unsuccessfully for years to build a deeper relationship (including counseling), I developed other interests. If my wife is feeling our relationship is emotionally empty, it’s because this is the relationship she built. You reap what you sow. -- Moved On Dear Moved On: We understand why your marriage has reached this point, but your unwillingness to give your wife another chance indicates that you are punishing her for the damage she caused. It is counterproductive to let the marriage slowly die rather than ask your wife to come with you for counseling to repair things. We’re talking about the rest of your life. You can still have a rewarding marriage, but you both have to work on it. Now is your opportunity. Finally. Dear Annie: I found the letter from “A.” so refreshing. The mother told her son that certain events require a personal phone call instead of a text message, and then he did it. What magic did she use? Communication. She told him calmly what she wanted, it was reasonable, and he did it. People can’t read your mind. Stop acting affronted and insulted or stewing in your own replay of past events, and communicate calmly. -- Not Karnack Annie’s Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann Landers column. Please email your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org, or write to: Annie’s Mailbox, c/o Creators Syndicate, 737 3rd Street, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254. To find out more about Annie’s Mailbox and read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate Web page at www. creators.com.
HINTS FROM HELOISE Toilet Troubles Dear Readers: Here is this week’s SOUND OFF, about public restrooms: “As the graphic artist at your hometown newspaper, I get to read your column before anyone else in town. Here’s a suggestion for your Monday Sound Off column: Why are public toilet stalls so narrow? Why do the merchants insist on putting the dispensing part of the toilet-paper dispenser below your knees, usually with a serrated edge? And why can’t the autoflush wait until the stall door opens to flush? -- Henry in San Antonio Henry, nice to hear from you, and gee, you get to read the column first! This is a “hot” topic! Many public restrooms are NOT user-friendly, but they do serve a purpose, and they are free. Who knows why the TP holder is usually situated so low? If someone can tell me why, I’d love to hear and pass along the reason. -- Heloise
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Monday, Aug. 18, 2014: This year you express your feelings more openly, and your increased vulnerability draws many people toward you. In a sense, your openness makes it more difficult for people not to be authentic with you. If you are single, you will be surrounded by quite a few potential admirers. You will meet someone who will knock your socks off. If you are attached, the two of you become even better friends, and you will experience a great deal of closeness. Use care with financial matters, as there could be some confusion between the two of you. GEMINI can be very chatty. The Stars Show the Kind of Day You’ll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-Difficult
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ARIES (March 21-April 19) HHHHH Say what you feel, and you will set the stage for a dynamic interaction. Others could be in the mood to talk. If someone says something strange, ask for confirmation. Confusion’s tendrils might weave through your day. Maintain a sense of humor. Tonight: Tell it like it is. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) HHHH Be more sensitive to the possibilities that surround you on the homefront. You might be considering remodeling or changing locations. Your love of beauty is likely to emerge. Tonight: Pay bills, and look at your budget before you make any decisions. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) HHHHH You might not believe the reaction you get from others, but you certainly won’t be displeased. An element of confusion could run through your day. Make sure that any important agreements are signed. Tonight: If you can dream it, you can manifest it. CANCER (June 21-July 22) HHH You might feel lazy and selfindulgent. Set the stage and make plans accordingly. If you work, try to take a personal day rather than push yourself while in this indifferent mood. A call from a loved one could stir up a lot of feelings. Tonight: Go for the moment. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) HHHHH You instinctively know which way to go when dealing with a friend. Your voice and facial expressions are what draw others in. Your upbeat approach allows you to have your way, perhaps more often than you might realize. Tonight: Enjoy a surprise call or event. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) HHHH Deal with someone in power directly. Your instincts guide your thoughts and actions. You could be surprised by what emerges. Listen to a different point of view more openly. A partner or loved one could surprise you with his or her actions. Tonight: With favorite people. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) HHHH You absolutely know what you want. Someone else might not be as predictable as you would like. Look past the obvious, and you will understand a lot more about what needs to happen. Don’t fight an adjustment on the homefront. Tonight: Opt for a different experience. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) HHHH You might find yourself in a competition to seize the limelight. Before you act, consider the ramifications; they could be more costly than what you are willing to deal with. You’ll get what you want, even if you don’t partake in today’s games. Tonight: Till the wee hours. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) HHHH You might want to try a different path to the same end result. Listen to a suggestion from someone who has a vested interest in the outcome of a present situation. Tension might cause a misunderstanding. Be clear in your communication. Tonight: Defer to someone else. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) HHH Your ability to organize and be effective will be tested. Know that there is a possibility of a misunderstanding. Clarify what is being said, and don’t allow someone or a situation to distract you. Tonight: Take a long walk or get in a good workout at the gym. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) HHHH Defer to someone you trust. Be aware that this person might have a bit of an attitude or seem preoccupied. As a result, he or she might not be able to give as much helpful feedback as
usual. Confirm a financial agreement. Tonight: Be like a kid in a sandbox. Playtime! PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) HHHHH You could be pushing a lot harder than usual in trying to avoid a personal matter. Understand that you need to deal with this situation before you can free yourself up to enjoy your life and be more present with others. Tonight: Head home.
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FOOD SERVICE - Sodexo Campus Services at Westfield State University is hiring for the fall semester. We have openings for cooks, general food service workers and retail workers. Experience required. All positions include evenings & weekends, and applicants must be able to lift 40 pounds. At Sodexo we value workforce diversity. E.O.E. M/F/D/V. Applications will be accepted by Sally Bannish at Tim & Jeanne’s (Dining Commons) beginning July 31, 2014, Mondays – Fridays, 10 am to noon. No phone calls, please.
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