New England budget 2.24.10
New England budget 2.24.10
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AMERICAN IDOL: Barnstable teen reaches final 24 on 'American Idol' - It’s no surprise to friends, family and classmates of Siobhan Magnus that the Barnstable teenager is in the top 24 contestants in the battle to be America’s ninth American Idol. By Jen Ouellette.
BOOK NOTES: Checklists a matter of life or death, says 'Checklist Manifesto' author - Checklists, writes Boston surgeon and author Atul Gawande in his book “The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right,” are considered by many to be beneath us. Yet Gawande proves, without a doubt, that checklists — cognitive safety nets — save lives, millions of dollars and untold heartache, whether the task is flying an airplane, building a skyscraper or operating on an adrenal gland. By Rae Francoeur.
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GOLF COURSE: Pinehills Golf Club named top public course in New England - Both courses are still covered with snow and even more of the white stuff may fall on them in the next few weeks, but that hasn’t stopped the people at Pinehills Golf Club from looking forward to a new season on the links. By David Wolcott.
PETER CHIANCA: Google is making us even more stupider - There are those who insist that Google, despite being an unfettered source for infinite information, is actually making us all stupid. This would explain A LOT.
FRANK MULLIGAN: Squirrels of wisdom - In all due deference to groundhogs, nature’s truest rodent barometer is the noble gray squirrel.
O'MAHONEY CARTOON: Tim Cahill, Gov. Patrick and the Tea Party.
GRANLUND CARTOON: Ron Paul wins presidential poll.
BRUCE COULTER: The few, the proud, the cover-up - I’m one of the nearly 151,000-plus Marines and dependents who between 1957 and 1987 was exposed to, among other carcinogens, benzene, a cancer-causing chemical found in tap water at Camp Lejeune and now registered with the Camp Lejeune Clean Water study.
LLOYD GARVER: No senior moments? -- Utah State Sen. Chris Buttars suggests that for many students, 12th grade is a waste of time that costs the state millions of dollars. At first, he suggested that the state cut out 12th grade altogether. Since then, he dialed it back to propose that senior year be optional. If kids are goofing around and wasting time in school, I don't know that this behavior should be rewarded by telling them they don't have to go to school.
HOME PRICES: Mass. home prices rise 10 percent again - The state’s median single-family home price rose by about 10 percent for the second month in a row in January, providing more reassurance that the state’s housing market is beginning to recover. By Jon Chesto.
STOP & SHOP: Stop & Shop workers could go on strike Sunday - Stop & Shop workers involved in contract talks are preparing to launch a comprehensive media campaign against the supermarket chain unless the negotiations end favorably, according to a source working with the union. By The Patriot
CASINO: Middleboro asks if Wampanoags will honor casino deal - After weeks of reports that the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe may be seeking a new location to build their casino, selectmen are sending a letter to the tribe and ask if they plan to honor their intergovernmental agreement with Middleboro to construct a casino resort in their town. By Eileen Race.
UMASS: UMass Law applications soar after approval - University of Massachusetts Dartmouth officials predicted a new law school would attract a spike in applicants attracted to the UMass name and the prospect of national bar accreditation. By Grant Welker.
RIGHT-TO-DIE BILL: Emotional testimony at State House hearing on right-to-die bill - The Legislature’s Judiciary Committee heard a range of strong opinions about the “death with dignity act,” a proposed bill that would allow terminally ill people to choose to end their own lives. It was filed on behalf of a Stoughton man. By Amanda Fakhreddine.
GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY: Jack Riley led U.S. to Olympic hockey title in 1960 - “Once bitten, twice shy,” goes the popular maxim. But anyone who knows Jack Riley knows that hardly describes the 89-year-old hockey legend. So why then did the Marstons Mills resident turn down an invitation this year to appear in Vancouver to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first United States Olympics hockey gold medal won by the 1960 team he coached? By Don Sherlock.
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