GateHouse News Service New England Budget • August 29, 2008

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FAMILY HUNTS FOR SHIH TZU PUP WHO BOLTED INTO THE WOODS - Dreidel the Shih Tzu, a lovable mop top with a little wet nose, disappeared from the Satucket Trail Area on Wednesday, Aug. 20.

Bridgewater Independent, Hyman, on wire now

With photo

MOHEGANS ‘REDEFINING’ THEIR MARKET WITH CASINO OF THE WIND - When Casino of the Wind opens this morning, visitors will see the wow. Water flowing down a 35-foot-tall wall of cosmos granite imported from Brazil with morphing colors projected onto it. Streams of leaves, birds and clouds flowing across the ceiling. And, after a five-year hiatus from Mohegan Sun, they will see poker being dealt once again in a room lined with undulating pillars of wood, twisted and turned like taffy.

Norwich Bulletin, Jacobson, on wire now

With photos, fact boxes and sidebar

DEFIBRILLATORS KEY TO CARDIAC ARREST SURVIVAL - Quick staff reactions and ready access to a defibrillator may have saved the life of a 61-year old Sharon man who collapsed while working out Thursday morning. A law requiring all health clubs to have defibrillators was passed after 22-year-old Kayla Richards collapsed and died while on a treadmill.

Ledger, Coate, on wire now

PRIVATE EYE IN ROCKEFELLER CASE TALKS ABOUT HIS PROFESSION - Marshfield private detective G. Robert Warren has been named as a witness in the case of Clark Rockefeller, who is charged with abducting his 7-year-old daughter in Boston last month.

Ledger, Schwartz, on wire now

With photos

BE CAREFUL OUT THERE: WALKERS AND BICYCLISTS TAKE TO THE ROADS - When people venture onto Massachusetts roads on foot or bicycle, laws govern how they do so, just like motor vehicle laws direct drivers.

Register, Muller, on wire now

With photos


MASSACHUSETTS BUSINESS IN BRIEF - GZA relocates its Providence office; sales up at Stop & Shop; Milton school to benefit from $3.3 million bond.

the Patriot Ledger, on wire now

GILLETTE, EA SPORTS TEAM UP AS PARTNERS - Gillette has teamed up with EA Sports in a push to expand its sports marketing into video gaming in a major way.

Ledger, Sewell, on wire now

With photo

COMPANY OFFERS SYSTEM TO ENCOURAGE PATIENTS TO TAKE THEIR MEDICINES - Norwell company that offers system to help patients remember to take their medicines, makes progress with major account, major grant.

Ledger, Bauer, on wire now

With photos


WENDY MURPHY: AND JUSTICE FOR SOME - On August 20, the Museum of Fine Arts did a very dumb thing. It hosted a concert to celebrate the artistry of musician James Brown. A prestigious institution like the MFA should never have affiliated itself with an event designed to honor a man who was chronically violent toward women.

Ledger, 7 p.m.

FOR TUESDAY: CHRIS FLYNN: ETHANOL SUBSIDIES HURTING GROCERS - Ethanol policies have been a boon for corn-farmers and communities in places like Iowa and Nebraska. Surely nobody begrudges them their success. But there must be better ways to support farmers than by raising food prices for working families.

Ledger, guest column from head of Mass. Food Assn., from Sherborn, 7 p.m.




GARRISON KEILLOR WANTS ‘JUST ENOUGH SUCCESS TO KEEP WORKING’ - A conversation with the man behind "A Prarie Home Companion." Keillor’s "A Prairie Home Companion: The Rhubarb Tour'' – a live variety show adapted from his broadcast program – pulls into the Cape Cod Melody Tent in Hyannis on Sunday and South Shore Music Circus in Cohasset on Monday.a

Ledger, Berndtson, on wire now

With photo

VIDEO: THIS 'GREEN' HOUSE FEATURED ON 'THIS OLD HOUSE' - Since April, PBS's “This Old House” and Pete and Amy Favat have been actively at work putting their Weston barn home together and are now approximately 80 percent finished. One segment of the series was filmed on Aug. 14 at the Miele showroom in Wellesley.

Wellesley Townsman, Wells, on wire now

With video and photos