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Page 14 POST-GAZETrE, FEBRUARY 14, 2014 N EWS RIE FS NEWSPAPERS AND OTHER  PUBLICATIONS) A MEDICAL SCIENCE FIRST: NEW LENS FOR THE HUMAN EYE. After the first tridimensional retina (of a man and also of a mouse implanted in Japan) the embryonic tissues that produce the lens of a human eye have been isolated for the first time in Australia, at the Monash Uni- versity of Melbourne by the Italian researcher Isabella Mangarelli, coordinated by another Italian researcher: Tiziano Barberi. Now the embryonic stem cells for the lens, albeit at the initial stage, isolated from the epithelium of the lens, and purified, can produce the lens tissue in a test tube. In reality, when the cells die, they secrete some pro- teins destined to create the transparent structure that pro- tects the eye. One of the promising applications in the cure of pathologies such as the congenital cataract, which is not similar to the one that is common in advanced age. Barberi recently explained that they plan to transfer soon the embryonic cells that form the lens in animals that are afflicted of a sight problem, to help the regeneration of the lens. In the future, with the advance of technology, it will be possible to cultivate tridimensional lens in a test tube, and use them in transplantation. Barberi went to Australia after spending quite a few years doing research in the United States on the embryonic stem cells. In some places, however, the research on embryonic stem cells is impossible, for it is forbidden (as in Italy). ERNEST HEMINGWAY'S FUTURE AS A NOVELIST BEGAN IN TAORMINA (SICILY). Hemingway wrote his first short story while visiting Taormina. A journalist from Taormina, Gaetano Saglimbeni, discovered in England a copy of a book written by Hemingway during his stay, albeit short, in Taormina. At the time, Hemingway was 19, a journalist, a soldier and an American Red Cross volunteer. He was wounded during WWI on the Italian war front while in the process of helping an Italian soldier. Hemingway stopped in Taormina while convalescing, between the end of 1918 and early 1919, when he wrote his first short story, never published before. This first literary exploit, "The Merce- nary", however, was published only in 1987, 26 years after the writer died, by his biographer, Peter Griffin, with the cooperation of the writer's son, Jack Hemingway, along with other short stories never published before. When in Taormina, Hemingway was a guest of the Duke of Bronte, on Pirandello Street, in the Duke's splendid villa. Saglimbeni says that in the short story there are many references to local wines" and to the local cuisine, and also to a pistol duel for the eyes of a woman right inside the garden of a restaurant! * News Briefs (Continued from Page 1) later before the signing of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. Special Liberal Bulletin "The Benghazi Attack was not caused by a video. It was caused by Fox News Cover- age." Ex-Marlboro Man Dies Eric Lawson who played the rugged Marlboro cowboy in TV and print ads in the '70s has died at age 72. The cause of death was reportedly chronic obstructive pulmo- nary disease (COPD). I viewed first hand just how horrible COPD is as I watched my father die a slow death from this disease. Twenty-four years have passed, but I still remember his struggle in every breath he took. He had smoked Luckies 50 years before quitting at age 55 but most of the damage was done. He died at 76 years old. When he told me God must be pun- ishing him for something, I told him, it wasn't God pun- ishing him, it was all those packs of cigarettes he smoked in his life. He looked up from his bed and said that I was right. My father was always happy knowing that I had never smoked a ciga- rette in my life and I can still make the same claim. New "American Hustle" Movie Needed I think Hollywood should make a new "American Hustle" docu-drama. Hey, if you like your health plan, you can keep your health plan, PERiOD ... And it won't cost a dime." Starring Jay Carney, Kathleen Super- silliness, Valerie Jarrett, head cockaroach Harry Reid and of course, the one and only Barack Obama, Com- mander in Chief." An Oscar worthy performance. You can't make this stuff up. LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given by TODISCO TOWING OF 94 CONDOR STREET, EAST BOSTON, MA pursuant to the provisions of Mass G.L. c 255, Section 39A that they will sell the following vehicles. Vehicles are being sold to satisfy their garage keeper's lien for towing, storage and notices of sale: i995 HONDA ACCORD VIN# 1HGCD5552SA093878 1996 GMC SONOMA VIN# 1GTCT19XXT8507441 1996 FORD F-150 VIN# 2FTHF36H7TCA69376 1998 FORD ECONOMNE VAN VIN# 1FTRE1427WHA43514 1999 CHEVY TAHOE VIN# 1GNEK13R5XJ430148 1994 JEEP CHEROKEE VIN# 1J4FJ78S3RL255057 The above vehicles will be sold at auction online only at TOWLOT.COM "MONDAY, MARCH 3RD, 2014 and is open to everyone. Run dates: 2/14, 2/21, 2/'28/'2014 Hoops & Hockey (Continued from Page 16) and this is important -- it was played in a champion- ship atmosphere worthy of this historic event. Although they haven't won the Beanpot since way back in 1988, it was the third time in the past four years that the Huskies advanced to the Championship Game. Each time; they have been defeated by BC, which has now won the last five Beanpots in a row. For generations, the Bean- pot was informally called the Boston University Invi- tational, a reference to the fact that the Terriers won the Pot so often -- 29 times over the past .62 seasons. But that was then and this is now. BU has not won the championship Since 2009. Its archrival, Boston College, has now won the title five years running. A new informal designation is needed. How about the BC Classic? Sounds, pretty good, I think. And speaking of BU, the Terriers lost the consolation game for the second year in a row, being defeated by Harvard 6-2. It was also the second year in a row that BU has lost to the Crimson in the consolation game and the first time in tournament history that BU has finished fourth in two consecutive seasons. The loss extended the Terriers' losing streak in the Beanpot to five games -- their longest ever. Oh, how the mighty have fallen. This year's title contest was evenly played, tied at I-I going into the third period. Although BC fresh- man goalie Thatcher Demko won the Eberly Award (out- standing goaltender) based on save percentage over the two-game tournament span, we felt that the play of NU goaltender Clay Witt kept the Huskies in the game. Not only did he shut out Harvard on opening night, but he turned away shot after shot by the powerful Eagles in the championship game as he turned in a stellar 37-save performance. In short, he was the last line of defense against the number 1 ranked team in America and proved he was up to the task. He did allow three goals in the 4-1 BC victory in the title game, but the last three tallies came in the final five minutes, with one being an empty netter. Up to that point -- for the better part of 55 minutes -- he was superb. Trophy Season's second act will come in a little over a month at the Garden with the Hockey East Tourna- ment semifinals and cham- pionship game penciled in for March 21 st and 22 "d. Thus, it's entirely possible that these two teams could LEGAL NOTICE Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Probate and Family Court Middlesex Division 208 Cambridge Street East Cambridge, MA 02141 (617) 768-5800 Docket No. MI13P6401EA Estate of WILLIE ROBERT MASON Also Known As BOBBY, BOB Date of Death March 7, 2012 INFORMAL PROBATE PUBLICATION NOTICE To all persons interested in the above captioned estate, by Petition of Petitioner Irene M. Mason of Lexington, KY. Debra G. Abshire of Lawrenceburg, KY has been informally appointed as the Personal Representative of the estate to serve without surety on the bend. The estate is being administered under informal procedure by the Personal Represen- tative under the Massachusetts Uniform Pro- bate Cede without supervision by the Court. Inventory and accounts are not required to be filed with the Court, but interested parties are envied to notice regarding the administration from the Personal Representative and can petition the Court in any matter relating to the estate, including distribution of assets and expenses of administration. Interested parties are entitled to petition the Court to institute formal proceedings and to obtain orders ter- minating or restricting the powers of Personal Representatives appointed under informal pro- cedure. A copy of the Petition and Will, if any, can be obta'ned from the Petitioner. Run date: 2/14/14 meet again in another game with a title on the line. After that it's on to the NCAA regionals the last weekend in March followed by the NCAA Frozen Four in Phila- delphia in mid-April. So there are three more trophies to be won before the collegians hang up the skates in the spring. With the way the proceedings went on Monday night, at least one (and perhaps more) of those stands a good chance of being brought back to the Hub. The most exciting por -L tion of the college season still lies ahead. There's lot set to transpire in the next few weeks. We'll see what happens. MASSACHUSETTS PORT AUTHORITY REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS The MASSACHUSETTS PORT AUTHORITY (Authority) is soliciting consulting services for MPA CONTRACT NO. MP1501-$1, CONLEY CRANES 1 - 6 STRUCTURAL INSPECTION, CONLEY TERMINAL, 940 E lS'r STREET, SOUTH BOSTON, MA 02127. The Authority is seeking qualified multidiscipline consulting firms/teams, with proven experience to provide professional services related to structural inspections at (6) steel framed, dockside container cranes located at Conley Terminal. The inspections will be performed to assess the structural condition of the cranes make recommendations for required repairs and make recommendations for a future program of inspections. The Consultant must be able to work closely with the Authority and other interested parties in order to provide such services in a timely and effective manner. The consultant shall demonstrate experience in several disciplines including but not limited to: Structural Engineering, Cost Estimating and Non-Destructive Testing of Steel Structures. The contract will be work order based, and Consultant's tee for each work order shall be negotiated; however, the total fee for the contract shall not exceed $300,000 over a three year period. Each submission shall include a Statement of Qualifications that provides detailed information in response to the evaluation criteria set forth below and include Architect/Engineer & Related Services questionnaires SF 330 ( with the appropriate number of Part IIs. Certification of the prime and subconsultants shall be current at the time of submittal and the Consultant shall provide a copy of the certification letter from the Supplier Diversity Office, formerly known as State Office of Minority and Women Business Assistance (SOMWBA) within its submittal. The Consultant shall also provide an original and nine copies of litigation and legal proceedings information, signed under the pains and penalties of perjury, in a separate sealed envelope entitled "Litigation and Legal Proceedings". See Pages/CapitalProgramsResourceCenter.aspx for more detail s on litigation and legal proceedings history submittal requirements. The Authorily may reject any application if any of the required information is not provided: Cover Letter, Insurance Requirements, Litigation and Legal proceedings, SF330 Part IIs for the Prima and every sub-consultant. The submission shall be evaluated on basis of: (t) current level of experience and knowledge of the team for similar projects, particularly the Project Manager, (2) geographic location and availability of the Project Manager and other key personnel to be assigned to the project, (3) experience and expertise of sub-consultants, (4) demonstrated ability to perform work with minimal disruption to facility operations, (5) cost management and scheduling capabilities, (6) and affirmative action efforts, please indicate the proposed % of BE participation (7) current level of work with the Authority, (8) past performance for the Authority, if any, (9) experience with sustainable design concepts, and (10) project understanding and technical approach to this project. The selection shall involve a two-step process including the shortlisting of a minimum of three firms based on an evaluation of the Statements of Qualifications received in response to this solicitation, followed immediately by a final selection of the consultant by the Authority. The Authority reserves the right to interview the firms prior to final selection, if deemed appropriate. A Supplemental Information Package that discusses the project scope in more detail will be available to interested parties beginning Wednesday, February 19, 2014 by contacting Susan Brace at sbrsce @ By responding to this solicitation, consultants agree to accept the terms and conditions of Massport's standard work order agreement, a copy of the Authority's standard agreement can be found on the Authority's web page at The exception to this standard agreement is the insurance requirement of $1,000,000 of commercial general liability. The Consultant shall specify in its cover letter that it has the ability to obtain requisite insurance coverage. Submissions shall be printed on both sides of the sheet (8 1/2" x 11"), no acetate covers. Ten (10) copies of a bound document and one PDF version on a disc each limited to: 1) an SF 330 including the appropriate number of Part IIs, 2) resumes of key individuals only each limited to one (1) page under SF 330, Section E, 3) no more than ten (10) projects each limited to one (1) page under SF 330, Section F, 4) no more than 3 sheets (6 pages) of information contained under SF 330 Section H addressing the evaluation items (except for the litigation and legal proceedings history), and 5) no more than 2 sheets (4 pages) of other relevant material not including a 2 page (max.) cover letter, SDO certification letters, covers, dividers, and other required information. This submission, including the litigation and legal proceedings history in a separate sealed envelope as required shall be addressed to Houssam H. Sleiman, PE, CCM, Director of Capital Programs and Environmental Affairs and received no later than 12:00 Noon on Thursday, March 13, 2014 at the Massachusetts Port Authority, Logan Office Center, One Harberside Drive, Suite 209S, Logan International Airport, East Boston, MA 02128-2909. Any submission which is not received in a timely manner shall be rejected by the Authority as non-responsive. Any information provided to the Authority in any Proposal or other written or oral communication between the Proposer and the Authority will not be, or deemed to have been, proprietary or confidential, although the Authority will use reasonable efforts not to disclose such information to parsons who are not employees or consultants retained by the Authority except as may be required by M.G.L.c.66. The procurement process for these services will proceed according to the following anticipated schedule: Times are Eastern Standard Time (US). Questions may be sent via email to CPBidOuestions@massporLcem subject to the deadline for receipt stated in the timetable above. In the subject lines of your erneil, please reference the MPA Project Name and Number. Questions and their responses will be posted on Capital Bid Opportunities webpage of Massport http'.//www.massporLcom/doing-business/_layouts/CapitalPrograms/ default.aspx as an attachment to the original Legal Notice and on Comm-PASS (www.comm-pass. corn) in the ffstJngs for this project. MASSACHUSETrS PORT AUTHORITY THOMAS P. GLYNN CEO AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Run date: 2/14/14