New England budget 2.25.10
New England budget 2.25.10
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HOME SHOW: New England Home Show adds entertainment to its attractions - Cooking demos and a woodworking expo add entertainment value to the annual show to attract people who may have no plans for home improvements. By Jody Feinberg.
REVEREND’S MOVIE SCRIPT: Rockland reverend keeps shopping movie script - Although she knows now that she did not win the recent screenplay contest she entered, Rev. Sarah Brockmann, the rector at Trinity Church in Rockland, said she will keep pressing for success with her script, “Reading, PA.” By Seth Jacobson.
FLICKS: Damon has become an all-American hero – What’s Flicks looking forward to in the near future? Despite a natural disinclination toward war-on-terror movies, “Green Zone” is at the top of the list. Matt Damon is Flicks’ hero.
SNEAK PREVIEW: 'children of Invention,' 'Cop Out' and other new movies -- Tze Chun's film-fest favorite is about a Chinese family looking to get back on its feet after divorce, a foreclosure and a Ponzi scheme.
BUDDY COMEDY: Willis, Morgan cop to being funny duo – It’s not too difficult to picture Bruce Willis playing a cop. He’s done it numerous times, as far back as in all of the “Die Hard” films, and as recently as in last year’s “Surrrogates.” Yet his portrayal of veteran NYPD cop Jimmy Monroe in the new Kevin Smith comedy “Cop Out” isn’t exactly what you’d expect.
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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EXERCISE: New workout generating a lot of hoopla - Fitness instructor Allyson Makiej is introducing students to hula hoop training as the latest exercise regimen targeted to tone muscles, gain balance and lose weight. By Peter Costa.
GREEN THUMBS UP: Creating outdoor rooms in the landscape -- A well-designed property should be both functional and aesthetically pleasing, an extension of your indoor living areas. In the landscape, the sky and the mature tree canopy form the roof; shrubs, walls or fences serve as the walls; and ground covers, grass or hardscape function as the floor.
O'MAHONEY CARTOON: Tatupu in heaven.
GRANLUND CARTOON: Federal regulations on the fishing industry.
GRANLUND CARTOON: Guns now allowed in national parks.
WENDY MURPHY: Delahunt cannot pass buck on botched Bishop probe - U.S. Rep. William Delahunt has exacerbated public suspicion over the 1986 Amy Bishop investigation and raised new questions about HIS role in the decision to set Bishop free.
CLEAN HARBORS: Clean Harbors stock price falls after earnings drop - Shares in Clean Harbors Inc. of Norwell plunged by more than 9 percent Wednesday after the environmental services company reported a drop in earnings and less-than-expected demand for services from its newly acquired Canadian business Eveready Inc.
BOAT SHOW: Boat show turnout adds wind to the sails - Thousands of boat fans are gathering at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center to bask in the summertime thoughts evoked by the New England Boat Show, which runs through Sunday. By Sean Teehan.
GREEN PROBLEMS: Surge in alternative-energy projects in Cape Cod causes delay in grid hookups - In early December, Ray Hebert constructed a photovoltaic array on a vacant lot adjoining his candy business in Dennisport. Hebert expected to operate his Stage Stop Candy business on solar power by mid-January. But ... By Nicole Muller.
ARCHDIOCESE & HAITI: Boston Archdiocese collection for Haiti could reach $2 million - After the Jan. 12 earthquake, parishes in the Boston archdiocese held two special weekend collections. Officials said Wednesday that the total is $1.8 million and rising. By Lane Lambert.
CHILDREN’S MUSEUM: Fall River children's museum in the running for Pepsi grant - By cracking the top 100 in an online vote, the Children’s Museum of Greater Fall River is still in the running for a $250,000 Pepsi grant that might make its dream of a permanent home come true. Voters have until Sunday to cast votes. By Michael Holtzman.
WOMEN’S HOCKEY: USA Olympic women’s hockey team ready for the Canadians - From the first question at the opening press conference through the preliminary round and the semifinals, the Olympic women’s hockey tournament has been about one thing — the United States versus Canada for the gold medal.
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