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BOSTON POST-GAZETTE, FEBRUARY 26, 2010 Page 15 • Warning (Continued from known cancer-causing toxin. Children's toys and jewelry have been found to be contaminated with lead and cadmium, both neuro- toxins. And there's more than can- cer to worry about• Learning and developmental disabili- ties now affect one in six children. Since the early 1990s, reported cases of au- tism spectrum disorder have increased tenfold• Children and pregnant women are routinely exposed to chemi- cals known to be develop- mental toxins, including methylmercury, lead, cad- mium, brominated flame retardants, dioxins, arsenic and many more. More than 100 chemicals that adversely affect the brain and nervous system have also been im- plicated as playing a role in the development of neurodegenerative dis- eases, like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease. Sound science links toxic chemicals to health prob- lems that result in enor- mous health care costs. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) esti- mates that chronic diseases affect 133 million Americans and account for 75 percent of health care costs. Some portion of these costs can be attributed to toxic chemical exposure. We could achieve significant savings to the health care system through better regulation of indus- trial chemicals. The Health Case report estimates that a 0.1 percent decrease in the incidence of chronic dis- eases would reduce direct ST. JUDE AND ST. ANTHONY NOVENA May the Sacred Heart of Jesus be adored, glorified, loved and preserved throughout the world now and for- ever. Sacred Heart of Jesus pray for us. St. Jude, worker of miracles, pray for us. St. Jude, help of the hopeless, pray for us. St. Anthony, most loving protector and wonder worker, pray for us. Say this prayer 9 times a day and by the 8th day your prayer will be answered. It has never been known to fail. Publication must be promised. My prayers have been answered. Favor received. ATP LEGAL NOTICE Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Middlesex Probate and Family Court 208 Cambridge Street Cambridge, MA 02141 Docket No. MI10P0702EA In the Estate of LOUISE M. FROST Late of WESTON, MA 02493 Date of Death October 6, 2009 NOTICE OF PETITION FOR PROBATE OF WILL To all persons interested in the above captioned estate, a petition has been presented requesting that a document purporting to be the last will of said decedent be proved and allowed and that BARBARA H. FROST of Harvard, MA and DEB FROST of Tiburon, CA be appointed executor/trix, named in the will to serve Without Surety. iF YOU DESIRE TO OBJECT THERETO, YOU OR YOUR ATTORNEY MUST FiLE A WRITTEN APPEARANCE IN SAID COURT AT CAMBRIDGE ON OR BEFORE TEN O'CLOCK iN THE MORNING (10:00 AM) ON March 17, 2010. In addition, you must file a written affidavit of objections to the petition, stating specific facts and grounds upon which the objection is based, within thirty (30) days after the return day (or such other time as the Court, on motion with notice to the petitioner, may allow) in accordance with Probate Rule 16. WITNESS, HON. PETER C. DiGANGI, First Justice of this Court. Date: February 17, 2010 Tara E. DeCristofaro, Register of Probate Run date: 2/26/10 . o Page I) U.S. health care expendi- tures by $5 billion per year by 2020. Numerous peer-re- viewed studies estimate sav- ings at much higher rates, for example: 5 percent de- crease in childhood cancer, 10 percent decrease in neurodevelopmental defi- cits, and a 30 percent de- crease in childhood asthma cases. And remember, every one of those statistics rep- resents someone's children• We must reform the out- dated, ineffective Toxic Sub- stances Control Act to pro- tect the most vulnerable, especially children and preg- nant women, phase out the worst chemicals, and re- quire basic safety data for all chemicals before they are put into products. Our con- sumer products like house- hold cleaners, cadmium- laden children's toys, or electronics with toxic flame retardants will continue to be packed with harmful chemicals. Congress is ex- pected to consider new leg- islation to bring the outdated toxics law into the 21st cen- tury the coming months. We can stop the toxic chemical of the month cycle and save money on health costs. Thirty years of a bro- ken chemical policy is enough. Kathleen Schuler is a senior policy analyst with the Insti- tute for Agriculture and Trade Policy and is a contributing author of The Health Case for Reforming the Toxic Sub- stances Control Act. LEGAL NOTICE Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Middlesex Probate and Family Court 208 Cambridge Street Cambridge, MA 02141 Docket No. MI05P2561GD In the Interests of LINDA SOK Of LOWELL, MA RESPONDENT Incapacitated Person/Protected Person CITATION GIVING NOTICE OF PETITION FOR RESIGNATION OF A GUARDIAN OF AN INCAPACITATED PERSON To the named Respondent and all other interested persons, a petition has been filed by The Department of Mental Health of Tewksbury, MA in the above captioned mat- ter requesting that the court accept the res- ignation of the Guardian. The petition asks the court to make a determination that the Guardian and/or Conservator should be allowed to resign; or should be removed for good cause; or that the Guardianship and/ or Conservatorship is no longer necessary and therefore should be terminated. The original petition is on file with the court. You have the right to object to this pro- ceeding. If you wish to do so, you or your attorney must file a written appearance at this court on or before 10:00 A.M. on the return date of 4/12/2010. This day is NOT a hearing date, but a deadline date by which you have to file the written appearance if you object to the petition. If you fail to file the written appearance by the return date, action may be taken in this matter without further notice to you. In addition to filing the written appearance, you or your attomey must file a written affidavit stating the specific facts and grounds of your objection within 30 days after the return date. IMPORTANT NOTICE The outcome of this proceeding may limit or completely take away the above- named person's right to make decisions about personal affairs or financial affairs or both. The above-named person has the right to ask for a lawyer. Anyone may make this request on behalf of the above- named paraon. If the above-named per- son cannot afford a lawyer, one may be appointed at State expanse. WITNESS, HON. PETER C. DiGANGI, First Justice of this Court. Date: February 1, 2010 Tara E. DeCristofaro, Register of Probate Run date: 2/26/10 , (~r.- by Sal Giarratani Frank Thomas Retires from Baseball Frank Thomas made it of- ficial a couple of weeks back and announced his retire- ment. The 41-year-old sat out 2009 after hitting only 8 home runs in 2008. Thomas for much of his career was a dominant player. He may become the first DH to get elected to the Hall of Fame. He became a regular with the White Sox at 23 years old in 1991 and for the next seven seasons was an un- stoppable hitter. His average season (.330 average, 36 homers, 118 RBI's) during those years. He won back to back MVPs in 1993-94, made the All-Star game five times. After going to the Oakland A's at age 38, he whacked 39 home runs. Thomas retired with 52 homers and a lifetime .301 average. He was a great first baseman before taking on the DH role. "Say Hey Kid" Has New Bio Out Willie Mays, Hall of Famer, MVP twice, 12 Golden Gloves and 660 homers without one steroid is about to get no- ticed by younger baseball fans who never saw him play. James Hirsch has just written, "Willie Mays: The Life, the Legend." His career began in the Negro League. Before coming up to the NY Giants, he played for the Bir- mingham Black Barons, When I think of Mays, I think of the San Francisco Giants since I was a bit too young to remember his New York days. Like many, I also repress any memory of that ishort stint he did with the !NY Mets when he looked and played like the 78-year- old man he is today, i Bob Costas calls this new book, "the complete and de- finitive biography of the 'Say Hey Kid.'" President Bill :Clinton says he loves Willy Mays "because he played his game and lives his life (with) the mind and heart of a champion." LA Laker great Kareem Abdul Jabbar calls Mays "the greatest center- fielder of all time." As for me, Willie Mays, Mickey Mantle and Hank Aaron were the three greatest sluggers of my generation and I rank Mays first. Linceeum Inks 2 Year, $23m Deal Tim Lincecum and the S.F. Giants reached a prelim agreement on a $23 million, two year contract. The 2-time reigning NL Cy Young win- iner reminds of those pitch- iers back in the day like !Gaylord Perry without the Ispit, ha, ha, hal i Sheffield Still Looking for 2010 Team Gary Sheffield is ready for his 22"0 season but as of yet has no team. The former Mets and Yankee slugger has been contacted by the Mets. Last season, he batted .276 with 10 homers and 43 RBIs in 100 games. He hit his 500th homer as a Met and now has 509. He has a career 509-1,676-.292 record. Johnny Damon Still Job Hunting Reportedly, the Atlanta Braves have offered free agent Johnny Damon a one- year deal. His agent Scott Boras is still seeking at least a 2-year deal. Both Damon and Boras overplayed their hands against the NY Yan- kees. He probably would be a Yankee today had he taken what they offered, but he ap- parently thought it wasn't enough. At 36, the aging out- fielder like Gary Sheffield is finding it hard to land a good deal. Meanwhile, Derek deter NY Yankee team captain Derek Jeter is entering the final season of his $189 mil- lion, 10-year deal. He'll be talking about all that come spring training. Tejada Back With Os The Baltimore Orioles have brought back Miguel Tejada who signed a one- year $6 million deal. Last year he made $14 million with the Houston Astros, but that was last year. Tejada played shortstop for the Orioles back in 2004-07 be- fore going over to Houston. Last year, he hit .313 with 14 homers and 86 RBIs. • Democrats (Continued from Page I) dence. If you don't, you will look to an alternative to meet your needs, and the only alternative is govern- ment. Now, you might wonder, if it's just a matter of their enterprise vs. others, why don't some of these Demo- crats just start their own businesses and compete? Some do. Some do well. But for many of them, the very reason they are Democrats is that they are oriented toward government and politics rather than enter- prise and self-reliance. In their worldview, government seems like the place where you should be getting your needs met because it is more fair, more benevolent and less greedy. This is why they think it's a scandal when banks and insurance companies make a profit. To them, a business should want no more than survival, and it's greedy if it seeks profits. Government, after all, always survives, and while it takes a lot of money from others, it spends even more. It's so beneficent in that wayl Many Democrats can't make it in business be- cause they don't have the instincts for enterprise. It's not in their blood. If they work for a government agency, a nonprofit or a union, they feel they are doing something virtuous. If they worked for a for-profit company, they would feel like sellouts. Of course, you could ex- plain to them that a for-profit company doesn't take in a ;dime unless it satisfies its paying customers, and you have to work hard and de- liver value in order to do ithat. You could further ex- plain that government agen- cies, nonprofits and unions often confiscate, beg for or demand the money they re- ceive, and that's arguably a much less worthy manner of getting what you need. But they won't understand that. So they stay in sectors that either depend on gov- ernment or are government, and can't get their brains around the idea that the pri- vate sector might be able to do just as well, or even bet- ter, the things they think government must do. Take carbon emissions. Let's assume for the sake of i argument that it would be a !good thing if carbon emis- sions are reduced, regard- less of what you think of glo- bal warming. What does a Democrat think needs to happen in order to reduce carbon emissions? Tax them! Regulate industry! Send in UN inspectors! Does the Democrat ever think that someone in the private sector might develop new technologies that would manufacture products more cleanly? Of course not. The Democrat can't even con- ceive of why private indus- try would even want to do that. Democrats figure that, for big business, polluting while making a profit is half the fun. So this explains why, as columnist George Will wrote recently, Democrats are in- tentionally seeking to make people dependent on govern- ment. It's a simple attempt to gain market share. If you see the private sector, mar- kets and your own individual initiatives as the source for the things you need, you are not going to want or need Democrats. Only if you don't trust the private sector - that is, the government's competition - will you seek the things Democrats offer. When you hear someone from Pepsi take a shot at Coke, you take it with a grain of salt because you know it's just one competi- tor trying to take market share from another. You don't really consider that the people from Pepsi have a se- rious case to make against Coke's quality. You recog- nize that it's just competi- tive bluster. When a Democrat rips big business, banks, insurance companies, oil companies, the rich or whoever, it's ex- actly the same thing. If you have faith in these people and in these institutions -- even a little faith, not that you think they're perfect -- you will probably be happy to deal with them. And even worse, if you have faith in yourself to make your own way in life, why would you ever need the government to take care of you? Democrats are smart busi- ness people, all right. That's because they understand they're toast if you have any faith in any business - other than Government by Demo- crats Inc. Reprinted with permission from the NorthStar National.