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Page 8 POST-GAZETTE, MARCH 14, 2014 In 2010 the movie "Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead" was released. It was directed by Joe Cross and chronicled his journey from a 310 lb. man suffering from a rare autoimmune dis- ease and taking a hand- ful of medications every day to a 210 lb. picture of health. He did this by drinking only vegetable juice, what he calls a Reboot, while spending 60 days driving across the United States. The movie was a great hit and is still very popular. Joe, 47 years old and a native of Sydney, Aus- tralia, is back on the road, this time with a book, "The Reboot with Joe Juice Diet." I recently caught up with him by phone while he was traveling to Albany, N.Y., for an appearance. Speaking with Joe, you immediately feel his optimism and positive attitude. His Australian accent is infectious, and his story of how he took control of his health is truly inspiring. He plans traveling the world in an effort to lead by example in showing people how they too can change their lives. He is quick to point out he is not a doctor or scientist, but a man who just wants people to see how he was able to improve his health bymaking some important lifestyle changes. He is spreading the word about how we all have the power to do the same thing. I began our conversation by telling Joe how most of the books and movies I have read and watched about changing to a healthy lifestyle when it comes to food tend to be preachy and not at all flexible. Many interject a strong political bias as well. His approach is different. He tells me, "I think, predominately, that people are pretty smart and crowds are dumb. We tend to do things as a group, but I think trying to reach people as a crowd and then work that down to the individual doesn't work very well. You already know fruits and vegetables are good for you, but when someone gets up and says you should do this and you should do that, the message gets lost. The preachy side is not the way we educate, not the way we inspire, and  certainly not the way we entertain. Make it fun, make it interesting, and make it something that resonates within. Find the answers we all know and then present the questions in interesting, fun, and inspiring ways. Healthier is happier. I have a view that happiness is by default about being useful, but unless you have your health you can't be fully useful." He asks rhetorically, "Who's unhealthy and happy? Very few people." In the movie Joe drank only fresh veg- etable juices for 60 days and then the viewers assume he was able to stop taking all of his medications. "No, after the 60 days, I continued with a very strict vegan diet for an additional 90 days. At that point I was pill-free. I had done some research and found that for 70% of us our health problems are caused by lifestyle choices, the other 30% is from genetics. I wanted to give myself the chance to find out if I was causing my own disease or if I was one of the 30% for whom it is genetic. Was I in the bad luck crowd or the stupid crowd? I got my answer." Should Talking with Joe Cross About Not Being Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead "People are sick and tired of being sick and tired." those who are unfor- tunately in the 30% crowd just give up? "No, they should still make the changes, and they will most likely find they will need less medication and will feel a lot better." Is Joe a vegetarian? "No, I can tell you what I don't eat. I don't drink soda or alcohol. No caf- feine. I don't eat fast food. I will eat a ham- . burger but only in if it is good and from a reli- able source. I do not push a plant-only diet. I talk about plant-based. There are three things available for us to eat: plants, processed food, and animal food. If you can make the plants the base, 40 to 50%, and then split the others up at 20 to 30% you will be doing well. I know when I do eat plant- only I feel better, but I am not ready for that now." Joe talked about how our bodies are pro- grammed to go into famine mode, a survival mechanism from a time when we would live through feasts and famines. After all, fat is stored energy. "A lot of people waice up in the morning and are not happy with what they see in the mirror, not a good way to start the day. Don't look at it as a negative, just think about how your body is protecting you and storing up a lot of energy in case a famine is coming. I would advise before doing a Reboot checking the Internet to make sure there is not a food shortage happening in Boston anytime soon. As long as the coast is clear, maybe it's time to bring on your own nutritional famine." There are many who believe government should step in and play a role in what we should be allowed to eat. Joe leads by example and believes "healthy is happy." "I don't want to become a nanny state. I am all about market forces, and my role is writ- ing books, making movies, and doing TV shows. I want to educate people, entertain people, and inspire people to make healthier choices that can affect their happiness and existence. People are sick and tired of being sick and tired. The more we demand it the more the tsunami of change will happen." I mentioned how I am seeing more and more healthier alternatives on menus. "People are voting with their dollars, and when you vote with your dollars in America $#!+ hap- pens. Those businesses that don't keep up with the changes will be left by the wayside." What's next for Joe? "The book is num- ber one in Canada and in the top 100 on Amazon. The tour is going global. The movie is now available in 15 languages. I have a new movie coming out in September and am working on a possible program to be aired on PBS. With a base of ten million viewers of my movie, the scientific community is now talking to me. I take their advice and regurgitate it ir simpler ways so we can all understand it." Joe Cross is leading a revolution that is gaining tremendous momentum. He has boundless energy and the power to motivate and inspire. Watch his movie, read his book, listen to him talk, and you will be inspired to make the changes that will keep you from being Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead. Check him out at Rebootwithjoe.com. .Bobby Franklin can be reached at bob2boxer@yahoo.com 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. MI14P0679EA Estate of DONNA L. KIDDER Date of Death September 26, 2013 INFORMAL PROBATE PUBLICATION NOTICE To all persons interested in the above- captioned estate, by Petition of Petitioner Michele J. Cochran of Athol, MA. Michele J. Cochran of Athol, MA has been informally appointed as the Personal Repre- sentative of the estate to serve without surety on the bond. The estate is being administered under informal procedure by the Personal Represen- tative under the Massachusetts Uniform Pro- bate Code without supervision by the Court. Inventory and accounts are not required to be filed with the Court, but interested parties are entitled 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 obtained from the Petitioner. Run date: 3/14/14 LEGAL NOTICE Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Probate and Family Court Middlesex Division 208 "Cambridge Street Cambridge, MA 02141 (617) 768-5800 Docket No. MI14P0661EA Estate of SETH WENDELL FISHER Date of Death February 9, 2013 INFORMAL PROBATE PUBLICATION NOTICE To all persons interested in the above- captioned estate, by Petition of Petitioner Susan M. Kelly of Newton, MA. Susan M. Kelly of Newton, MA has been informally appointed as the Personal Repre- sentative of the estate to serve without surety on the bond. The estate is being administered under informal procedure by the Personal Represen- tative under the Massachusetts Uniform Pro- bate Code without supervision by the Court. inventqry and accounts are not required to be filed with the Court, but interested parties are entitled 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 obtained from the Petitioner. Run date: 3/14/14 MASSACHUSETTS PORT AUTHORITY NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS Sealed General Bids for MPA Contract No. H240-Cl, SHAWSHEEN RIVER SECURITY FENCE, L.G. HANSCOM FIELD, BEDFORD, MASSACHUSETTS, will be received by the Massachusetts Port Authority at the Capital Programs Department. Office, Suite 209S, Logan Office Center, One Harboreide Drive, East Boston, Massachusetts 02128-2909, until 11:00 A.M local time on WEDNESDAY APRIL 9, 2014 immediately after which, in a designated room, the proposal will be opened and reed publicly. NOTE: PRE-BID CONFERENCE WILL BE HELD IN THE THIRD FLOOR CONFERENCE ROOM AT THE CIVIL AIR TERMINAL AT L.G. HANSCOM FIELD IN BEDFORD, MA AT 11:00 AM LOCAL TIME ON THURSDAY, MARCH 27, 2014. The work includes INSTALLATION OF APPROXIMATELY 1,500 UNEAR FEET OF 10 FOOT HIGH SECURITY FENCE WITH 5 FOOT BURIED SKIRT. INSTALLATION OF FENCE WILL REQUIRE APPROXIMATELY 0.2 ACRES OF CLEARING AND GRUBBING OF EXISTING VEGETATION. ALL WORK SHALL INCLUDE CAREFUL AND COMPLETE COMPLIANCE WITH ORDERS OF CONDmON FOR THE PROJECT BY THE CONSERVATION COMMISSION OF THE TOWN OF BEDFORD. Bid documents will be made available beginning WEDNESDAY, MARCH 19, 2014. Bid Documents in electronic format may be obtained free of charge at the Authority's Capital Programs Department Office, together with any addenda or amendments, which the Authority may issue and a printed copy of the Proposal form. The estimated contract cost is ONE HUNDRED FORTY THOUSAND DOLLARS ($140,000). A proposal guaranty shall be submitted with each General Bid consisting of a bid deposit for five (5) percent of the value of the bid; when sub-bids are required, each must be accompanied by a deposit equal to five (5) percent of the sub-bid amount, in the form of a bid bond, or cash, or a certified check, or a treasurer's or a cashier's check issued by a responsible bank or trust company, payable to the Massachusetts Port Authority in the name of which the Contract for the work is to be executed. The bid deposit shatl be (a) in a form satisfactory to the Authority, (b) with a surety company qualified to do business in the Commonweatth and satisfactory to the Authority, and (c) conditioned upon the faithful performance by the principal of the agreements contained in the bid. The successful Bidder will be required to furnish a performance bend and a labor and materials payment bond, each in an amount equal to 100% of the Contract price. The surety shaU be a surety company or securities satisfactory to the Authority. Attention is called to the minimum rate of wages to be paid on the work as determined under the provisions of Chapter 149, Massachusetts General Laws, Section 26 to 27G, inclusive, as amended. The Contractor will be required to pay minimum wages in accordance with the schedules listed in Division II, Special Provisions of the Specifications, which wage rates have been predetermined by the U. S. Secretary of Labor and/or the Commissioner of Labor and Industries of Massachusetts, whichever is greater. The successful Bidder will be required to purchase and maintain Bodily Injury Liability Insurance and Property Damage Liability Insurance for a combined single limit of $5,000,000. Said policy shall be on an occurrence basis and the Authority shall be included as an Additional Insured. See the insurance sections of Division I, General Requirements and Division II, Special Provisions for complete details. This contract is subject to a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise participation provision requiring that not less than 0% of the Contract be performed by disadvantaged business enterprise contractors. With respect to this provision, bidders are urged to familiarize themselves thoroughly with the Bidding Documents. Strict compliance with the pertinent procedures will be required for a bidder to be deemed responsive and eligible. This Contract is also subject to Affirmative Action requirements of the Massachusetts Port Authority contained in Article 84 of the General Requirements and Covenants, and to the Secretary of Labor's Requirement for Affirmative Action to Ensure Equal Opportunity and the Standard Federal Equal Opportunity Construction Contract Specifications (Executive Order 11246). The General Contractor is required to submit a Certification of Non-Segregated Facilities prior to award of the Contract, and to notify prospective subcontractors of the requirement for such certification where the subcontract exceeds $10,000. A Contractor having fifty (50) or more employees and his subcontractors having fifty (50) or more employees who may be awarded a subcontract of $50,000 or more will, within one hundred twenty (120) days from the contract commencement, be required to develop a written affirmative action compliance program for each of its establishments. Compliance Reports - Within thirty (30) days of the award of this Contract the Contractor shall file a compliance report (Standard Form [SF 100]) if: (a) The Contractor has not submitted a complete compliance report within twelve (12) months preceding the date of award, and (b) The Contractor is within the definition of "employer" in Paragraph 2c(3) of the instructions included in SF100. The contractor shall require the sub-contractor on any first tier sub.contracts, irrespective of the dollar amount, to file SF 100 within thirty (30) days after the award of the subcontracts, if the above two conditions apply. SF 100 will be furnished upon request. SF 100 is normally furnished Contractors annually, based on a mailing list currently maintained by the Joint Reporting Committee. In the event a contractor has not received the form, he may obtain it by writing to the following address: Joint Reporting Committee 1800 G Street Washington, DC 20506 Complete information and authorization to view the site may be obtained from the Capital Programs Department Office at the Massachusetts Port Authority. The right is reserved to waive any informality in or reject any or all proposals. MASSACHUSE'H'S PORT AUTHORITY THOMAS P. GLYNN CEO AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Run date: 3/14/14 WWW. BOSTON POSTGAZETTE.CO M