NEWS

GateHouse News Service New England Budget • June 18, 2008

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News

ENTWISTLE TRIAL CONTINUES – More testimony.

MetroWest, Miller, on wire now

STUDENT COMPLETES EDUCATION WITHOUT MISSING A DAY – Says Cal Ripken: “2,366 days without missing school is remarkable. … My mom could tell you that I never approached that kind of streak in school!CNC, Mahoney, on wire now

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MAGICIANS WAR IN BARROOM BRAWL - The witching hour struck in Central Square when a pair of magicians conjured up a bar brawl.

CNC, Smith, on wire now

CRIMINAL COMPLAINT REQUEST FILED AGAINST STATE SENATOR - An Arlington resident who claims she was sexually assaulted by state Sen. James Marzilli, D-Arlington, last April is pursuing a criminal case against the lawmaker.

CNC, Metzger, on wire now

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BEATING PUTS RACE RELATIONS ON TOWN’S RADAR - Marshfield residents and town officials react to the brutal beating of a black teen last week.

Ledger, Hoffman, on wire now

BROCKTON SERIAL RAPE SUSPECT CALLED A DANGER TO THE COMMUNITY - A New Hampshire man accused of raping at least five prostitutes is a sexual predator who poses a danger to the community and can’t be released on bail, a judge ruled Tuesday.

Enterprise, Boyle, on wire now

Business

MASSACHUSETTS BUSINESS IN BRIEF - Dog race ban clears hurdle; Harvard gets in ethanol business; double-decker buses coming to Boston.

Ledger, on wire now

CASUAL MALE’S BIG-AND-TALL CHAIN GETS EVEN BIGGER - Canton company inks deal to buy seven stores in Utah-based big-and-tall retail chain.

Ledger, Chesto, on wire now

Opinions

SEN. SCOTT BROWN: A BILLION DOLLAR BOONDOGGLE – I find myself scratching my head because the Commonwealth has stumbled again on a serious issue and in an effort for political expediency weakened the intent behind a feasible economic development bill. The latest instance involves a flawed $1 billion proposal to borrow money in order to rush promotion for the life sciences industry in the Commonwealth.

On wire now

PETER CHIANCA: WAIT ’TIL MY FATHER GETS HOME - The other day I actually used the phrase, “Do you kids think I’m made of money?” Then I thought, “My God, I’ve become my father.”

CNC, on wire now

EDITORIAL: CELTICS - An entire generation has come of age not knowing the color of pride in

New England is green.

Ledger, 6 p.m.

Sports

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Lifestyles

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GETAWAY / IN NEW ENGLAND PACKAGE FOR JUNE 25 PUBLICATION

GETAWAY: GET YOUR TAN ON AT THESE DRIVE-TO BEACHES - Sunscreen, check. Revealing/camouflaging (pick one) bathing suit, check. Beach toys for the kids, check. Trashy novel for you, check. With summer at our doorstep, it's time to hit the beach. All these options are within reasonable driving distance of Boston. Book a hotel and make a weekend of it.

IN NEW ENGLAND: SEA CAPTAIN'S MANSION MAKES UNUSUAL CAPE RETREAT – Funky. Fun. Family-friendly. The Orleans Inn is not your average Cape Cod motel. It even looks different, standing out, and up, from the Cape's usual spread of low beach buildings.

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TV'S KEN HOWARD PLAYS LEGENDARY TIP O'NEILL IN ONE-MAN PLAY - Ken Howard, the film and TV actor who’s probably best known for his roles in “The White Shadow” and “Michael Clayton,” got lucky with the role of Tip O’Neill. He says the politics of O’Neill, the legendary liberal of Cambridge, suit him to a “T.”

CNC, Stevens, on wire now

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INTERACTIVE MUSEUM DISPLAY MOVES TO NURSING HOME HALLS - Fruitlands collaborates with Life Care Center of Nashoba on new installation that allows for intergenerational fun.

CNC, Levinson, on wire now

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HEARTBREAK AND HUMOR IN 'BALLYHOO' - ‘Last Night of Ballyhoo,’  by Alfred Uhry. Directed by David Warnock.  Continues Friday, June 20, at 8 p.m., Saturday, June 21, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Sunday, June 22 at 4 p.m. at AFD Theatre, 22 Academy St., Arlington.

CNC, Smith, on wire now

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AT POETRY EVENTS, WORDS ARE MEANT TO BE HEARD - If many folks are winding down Sunday night after an eventful weekend, the poets gathered at the Q Cafe in Worcester are just getting started.

CNC, Smith, on wire now

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HANDWRITING EXPERT LOOKS INSIDE PEOPLE’S HEADS - Most people know Barbara Donato as the “Barb” in JoBarb Farm, an enterprise that she and her husband Joe run on Annie Moore Road in Bolton. But few know that after years of training with the International Graphoanalysis Society, she is also certified in handwriting analysis.

CNC, Quinn-Szcesuil, on wire now

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HOW AN APPLE COMMERCIAL LAUNCHED YAEL NAIM - It all started with a commercial that had a simple piano melody, a large envelope, and one expensive laptop. Although it was obvious the ad was pitching the new Mac Book Air — that paper-thin laptop that you always gawk at in the Apple store but can’t afford to buy ($1,799) — no one predicted the commercial would break an Israeli singer-songwriter in the United States.

CNC, Ma, on wire now

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KEEPING TABS: EVENTS IN AND AROUND BOSTON - There's something a little different in this week's Keeping Tabs. It still has the same cultural events like world music, the Boston Pops and some great theater. But on top of that, we have beer. Sweet, yummy beer. It's the perfect side order to a warm, summer day. It's the first American Craft Beer Fest and its got 300 craft beers waiting to be tasted.

CNC, Ma, on wire now

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GANG OF FIVE: MISS DERRINGER TAKES ON ‘WHITEY’ - If fugitive mobster James ``Whitey'' Bulger ever comes out of hiding, it might be this weekend at the Blondie concerts. That’s because the  opening act, L.A.-based rockers Miss Derringer, is hooking  its forthcoming album, a concept CD to be called ``Winter Hill,'' on the gangland conflicts that swirled around Bulger.

Ledger, Miller, on wire now

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KICK OFF SUMMER WITH SOLSTICE CELEBRATIONS - Summer solstice celebrations fill the longest day of the year and the start of summer.

Ledger, Feinberg, on wire now

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WHAT'S HAPPENING: SOUTH SHORE, BOSTON AND BEYOND - A weekly calendar of arts and entertainment events on the South Shore, in Boston and Cambridge, and within a short drive.

Ledger, on wire now