New England budget 2.11.10
New England budget 2.11.10
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BOOK NOTES: Who killed the killer in 'Secrets of Eden'? - In bestselling author Chris Bohjalian’s “Secrets of Eden,” some mysteries untangle themselves as we approach the last pages of his cleverly told novel. By Rae Francoeur.
JOE VAL: 'The voice of bluegrass' lives on in 25th Joe Val festival - Learning guitar back in the 1980s, Joe Singleton was torn between rock gods like Aerosmith and the Rolling Stones and a skinny Italian bluegrass picker and singer called Joe Val. By Chris Bergeron.
SNEAK PREVIEW: 'Valentine's Day,' 'The Wolfman' and other new movies -- Director Garry Marshall crams more than a dozen big-name stars (Julia Roberts, Shirley MacLaine, Anne Hathaway) into "Valentine's Day."
FLICKS: My movie wheelhouse is clearly defined -- Certain movies are squarely in Mr. Flicks’ wheelhouse. I’m fine with that. If it involves elves/dwarves/dragons, werebeasts, giant robots, mutants (or the Marvel variety) or kookie British gangster-types, I’m all in. If Megan Fox (or Brad Pitt ... hey, I’m comfortable with my masculinity) is somehow part of the equation, all the better.
WOLFMAN: Movie review: Del Toro delivers a 'gutsy' performance in 'The Wolfman' - After seeing "The Wolfman," one can't wait for the promotional tie-in with an action figure. By Bob Tremblay.
LENNY MEGLIOLA: Brookline High grad's purring along in 'The Lion King' - Perseverance paid off for Brigette Dunn. After all, you can't let show biz slights get you down. The Brookline native auditioned for "The Lion King" in 2000. "I didn't get it," she says. "The second time I auditioned I got a callback."
GREEN THUMBS UP: Horticultural opportunities for winter-weary gardeners -- Following several days of mild winter weather, snow squalls and frigid temperatures accompanied by relentless bone chilling breezes quickly erased our illusive visions of springtime.
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LLOYD GARVER: Palin’s playground - You probably know that when Sarah Palin spoke at a recent Tea Party gathering, she had some "crib notes" written on the palm of her hand. What strikes me – and probably everyone else – is that it’s something that brings to mind school days. This got me thinking. Maybe politicians will follow Palin's lead and revert to the behavior and words of kids.
POLICE SCANNER: Hanover company’s device could be a big help for police officers - A Hanover company has created a device that makes the often risky process of pulling over drivers a little safer for police officers. The Scan & See, a new handheld device developed by DataFetch, allows officers to scan a driver’s license at the driver’s window, speeding up the traffic stop. By Lana Lagomarsini.
CAMPGROUND CLOSING: Tispaquin Campground in Middleboro to close at end of year - After eight year of battling with the town for her right to run a campsite, the owner of the Tispaquin Family Campground bitterly told selectmen this week she would close her business by the end of the year. By Eileen Reece.
RILEY TRIAL: Uncertain impact after Carolyn Riley conviction - Legal analysts are divided on the wider influence of the Hull mom’s second-degree murder conviction for the death of 4-year-old Rebecca Riley. But they say it won’t affect Michael Riley’s upcoming murder trial – at least for now. By Lane Lambert.
SNOW: Fooled ya! Weather forecasters have some explaining to do - The snow that kept workers and students home on Wednesday finally arrived late Wednesday afternoon. But the foot of snow predicted for southeastern Massachusetts on Wednesday, causing schools to close and commuters to stay home for the day, turned out to be more like 4 to 6 inches. But the storm whacked New York and the mid-Atlantic. By Maria Papadoloulos.
SEALS: Cold snap brings reports of seals along the coast - With the recent cold weather freezing many harbors and inlets, the New England Aquarium’s Marine Animal Rescue Team has received frequent reports of harp seals resting on ice floes from Salem to the South Shore. By The Patriot Ledger.
STALKING: Bill to help stalking victims becomes law - The new measure allows victims to obtain restraining orders against stalkers with whom they have no prior relationship. By Richard Conn.
PILGRIM LEAKS: Patrick: Pilgrim power plant could have leaks - The Pilgrim nuclear power plant in Plymouth could be leaking radioactive substances and should be required to perform more extensive testing to monitor the situation, Gov. Deval Patrick said. By Nancy Reardon.
PLAYER’S PERSPECTIVE: The view from Vancouver by a Danvers Olympian - Danvers resident Meghan Duggan is writing about her Olympic adventures as a member of the USA Olympic women’s hockey team. By Meghan Duggan.
MELROSE BOBSLEDDER: Melrose resident Steve Langton goes for Olympic gold with U.S. bobsled team - Melrose native Steve Langton will represent his country as a member of the U.S. national four-man bobsled team in the XXI Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver. By Christopher Hurley.
DUXBURY SKIIER: Duxbury’s Michael Morse a moguls man for U.S. - U.S. Olympic team member Morse skis best under pressure, and it doesn’t get any bigger than the Winter Games in Vancouver By Sean Mulready.
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