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Page 14 . pOST-GAZETTE, MARCH 22, 2013 News Briefs (Continued from Page I) streetcar endlessly as his wife hands him his lunch every afternoon aS the train goes rumbling through. Well that was just a song but the following actually happened down in Arizona starting about a year ago. A couple took their digital camera images to be developed at a Walmart. Out of 144 images, 9 were of their 3 little girls, ages 1, 4 and 5. They were bathing in the tub and then got out and starting playing together and hugging each other. The rest of this story was a nightmare for the fam- ily. According to Jeff Kuhner on WRKO, the clerk at the camera department thinks he found child porn and hands the prints over to the manager and eventuaiiy things make their way to the local police department. After that, it's the county dis- trict attorney and a raid of the family's home where the hard drives are all taken as evidence. Neighbors around thought they must be per- verts. For about a year this couple was tormented and their kids placed on a sex offender victim's registry. Finally, everything ends up in a court room where the judge looks at the photos, tongue lashes the local dis- trict attorney and then throws the whole case out of court. The family is finally over their horrible ordeal based on a lack of common sense from' everyone but a judge. I don't blame Walmart. They are afraid of getting sued if they don't act and sO too is the county's D.A. The family is suing Walmart but they should also be su= ing public officials who used the case as a crusade. Walmart maynow re-think its policy. The law tells busi- nesses to report any ques= tion of porn to avoid getting hauled into court but now this and every other com- pany now knows they can also get hauled into court if they do too. What we need is common sense laws that can see that such images are clearly so innocent that a judge in minutes threw the case out of court as a needless waste of time for the criminal justice system and a horrible nightmare for innocentparents and their children. " Oily Hypocrites? Why is the Obama White House supportive of lending money to Brazil for the digging for domestic oil off its coast when banning the same thing here in the United States? Eventually, I can see us buying oil from Brazil,. can't you? God forbid we have Our own home- grown oil to achieve energy independency, huh? Combined IQs Equal??? If you took the IQs of U.S. Reps Shirley Jackson Lee, D-Texas; John Lewis, D- Georgia and Maxine Waters, D-California and added them up, would their com- bined IQs still only be two digits long? Just wondering after hearing all of them LEGAL NOTICE MASSACHUSETTS PORT AUTHORITY NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS. Sealed General Bids for MPA Contract No. AP1316-C1, FY13-15 AUTHORITY-WIDE TERM DOOR REPLACEMENT, BOSTON, BEDFORD AND WORCESTER, MASSACHUSETTS will be received by the Massachusetts Port Authority at the Capital Programs Department Office, Suite 209S, Logan Office Center, One Harborside Drive, East Boston, Massachusetts 02128-2909, until 11:00 A.M local time on WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24, 2013 immediately after which, in a designated room, the bids will be opened and read publicly. NOTE: PRE-BID CONFERENCE WILL BE HELD AT THE CAPITAL PROGRAMS DEPARTMENT (ABOVE ADDRESS) AT 10:00 A.M. LOCAL TIME ON TUESDAY, APRIL 9, 2013. The work includes PROVISION OF ALL EQUIPMENT, MATERIALS, LABOR AND SUPERVISION NECESSARY TO REPLACE MANUAL PASSAGE DOORS AT ALL MASSACHUSE'n's PORT AUTHORITY FACILITIES ON AN AS NEEDED BASIS OVER A TWO (2) YEAR PERIOD. Bid documents will be made available beginning THURSDAY, MARCH 28, 2013. 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. In order to be eligible and responsible to bid on this contract General Bidders must submit with their bid a current Certificate of Eligibility issued by the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance and an Update Statement. The General Bidder must be certified in the category of DOORS AND WINDOWS. The estimated contract cost is ONE HUNDRED SEVENTY-FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($175,000). Bidding procedures and award of the contract and sub-contracts shall be in accordance with the provisions of Sections 44A through 44J inclusive, Chapter 149 of the General Laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 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 shall be (a) in a form satisfactory to the Authority, (b) with a surety company qualified to do business in the Commonwealth 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 bond and a labor and materials payment bond, each in an amount equal to 100% of the Contract prica. The surety shall be a surety company or securities satisfactory to the Authority. Attention is celled 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 $1,000,000. Said policy shall be on an occurrence basis and the Authodty shall be included as an Additional Insured. Seethe insurance sections of Division I, General Requirements and Division II, Special Provisions for complete details. No filed sub-bids will be required for this contract. This Contract is also subject to Affirmative Action requirements of the Massachusetts Port Authority contained in the Non-Discrimination and Affirmative Action article of Division I, 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 pdor to award of the Contract, and to notify prospective subcontractors of the requirement for such certification where the subcontract exceeds $10,000. CompletQ irfformation and authorization to view the site may be obtained from the Capital Programs Department Office at the Massachusetts Port Authority. The dght is reserved to waive any informality in or reject any or all proposals. MASSACHUSETTS PORT AUTHORITY THOMAS P. GLYNN CEO AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Run date: 03/22/13 speak recently on TV's C-Span. DNA Databases for Arres tees ? The U.S. Supreme Court is currently trying to balance the rights of citizens ar- rested but not convicted of a major crime to keep their DNA out of the government's hands versus the rights of crime victims seeking jus- tice. If .the court rules for Alonzo King of Maryland, more than one million DNA profiles that have been stored in a federal database for matching with future crime scene evidence may have to be purged and others will never be collected, leading some repeat offenders to go free. Under consideration is a 2003 case in Salisbury, Maryland. A man wearing a hat and scarf and showing a gun raped and robbed a 53- year-old woman in her home and then disappeared into the night. Nearly six years later Mr. King was arrested and charged with an unre- lated assault. The police under federal law took a cheek swab of King's DNA. They then matched it with a sample taken at the scene of the 2003 rape and it LEGAL NOTICE Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Middlesex Probate and Family Court 208 Cambridge Street East Cambridge, MA 02141 (617) 768-5800 Docket No. MI13P0380EA Estate of MATTHEW J. FITZPATRICK Date of Death December 25, 2012 INFORMAL PROBATE PUBLICATION NOTICE To all persons interested in the above captioned estate, by Petition of Petitioner Glen Fitzpatrick of North Reading, MA a Will has been admitted to informal probate. Glen Fitzpatrick of North Reading, MA has been informally appointed as the Personal Representative of the estate to serve Without Surety on the bond. The estate is being administered under informal procedure by the Personal Repre- sentative under the Massachusetts Uniform Probate 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 terminating or restricting the powers of Personal Representatives appointed under informal procedure. A copy of the Petition and Will, if any, can be obtained from the Petitioner. Run date: 3/22/13 LEGAL: NOTICE Commonwealth'of Massachusetts The Trial Court Plymouth Probate and Family Court 52 Obery Street - Suite 1130 Plymouth, MA 02360 (508) 747-6204 Docket No. PL13C0030CA NOTICE OF PETITION FOR CHANGE OF NAME In the Matter of ZACHARY EDWARD O'KEEFE:FEDERMAN of Hingham, MA To Robert O'Kee~, interested in petition described: A petition has been presented by Jill S. Federman on behalf of Zachary Edward O'Keefe-Federman requesting that Zachary Edward O'Keefe-Federman be allowed to change his name as follows: ZACHARY EDWARD FEDERMAN IF YOU DESIRE TO OBJECT THERETO, YOU OR YOUR ATIORNEY MUST FILE A WRI'I-rEN APPEARANCE IN SAID COURT AT PLYMOUTH ON OR BEFORE TEN O'CLOCK IN THE MORNING (10:00 AM) ON APRIL 12, 2013. WITNESS, HON. CATHERINE P. SABAITIS, First Justice of this Court. Date: March 12, 2013. Robert E. McCarthy, Register of Probate Run date: 3/'22/13 matched. King was convicted of the 2003 rape and is serv- ing a life sentence. However, a Maryland court refused the conviction and said King had to be freed. King in 2009 was not con- victed of the crime he was arrested for having commit- ted and pled out to a lesser charge of misdemeanor as- sault, a crime Maryland can- not take DNA samples. The lower courts ruled it violated King's rights based on the arrest alone. The U.S. Su- preme Court is now expected to make a ruling before the summer. Victim rights advocates defend the DNA testing laws. William Sammons of the Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault says, "The early collection of DNA pre- vents crime." However, oppo- nents of the DNA testing of arrestees sees the Practice` of allowing police without a warrant or conviction as an- other loss of privacy. Getting DNA swabs from criminals is commonplace today. All 50 states and the Feds take cheek swabs from convicted criminals to check against federal and state databases with the court's approval. However, .28 states and the federal government now take samples from people arrested long before their guilt or innocence is proven in court. Many conservatives seem to believe that taking DNA swabs from those arrested is good law enforcement and public safety, while many liberals think the opposite. As for me, I am a constitu- tionalist. I believe in small government and individual liberty for all. I think the "U.S. Supreme Court should uphold the decisions of Maryland's lower courts and rule in favor of Mr. King. He may be in fact quite guilty of the crime he was con- victed of and the life sen- tence given him appropri- ate, but the end cannot jus- tify the means if the means are in violation of the U.S. Constitution and the rights as written in the Bill of Rights. LEGAL NOTICE MASSACHUSETTS PORT AUTHORITY NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS Sealed General Bids for MPA Contract No. L810-C1, REHABILITATE TAXlWAYS B 'NORTH' AND L AND OTHER MISCELLANEOUS IMPROVEMENTS, LOGAN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, EAST BOSTON, MASSACHUSETrS, will be received by the Massachusetts Port Authority at the Capital Programs Department Office, Suite 209S, Logan Office Center, One Harborside Drive, East Boston, Massachusetts 02128-2909, until 11:00 A.M. local time on WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17, 2013 immediately after which, in a designated room, the proposal will be opened and read publicly. NOTE: PRE-BID CONFERENCE WILL BE HELD AT THE CAPITAL PROGRAMS DEPARTMENT (ABOVE ADDRESS) AT 0:00 A.M. LOCAL TIME ON THURSDAY, APRIL 4, 2013 The work includes PAVEMENT MILLING, WARM MIX ASPHALT PAVING, BITUMINOUS cRACK REPAIRS, SLURRY SEAL, PAVEMENT MARKINGS, DUCT BANK INSTALLATION, TAXlWAY CENTERLINE AND EDGE LIGHT ADJUSTMENTS, AND CONVERSION OF TAXlWAY EDGE FIXTURES FROM ELEVATED TO SEMI-FLUSH. Bid documents will be made available beginning THURSDAY, MARCH 28, 2013 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 $8.2 MILLION 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 shall be (a) in a form satisfactory to the Authority, (b) with a surety company qualified to do business in the Commonwealth 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 bond and a labor and materials payment bond, each in an amount equal to 100% of the Contract price The surety shall 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 bythe 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 $10,000,000. Said policy shall be on an occurrence basis and the Authodty 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 requidng that not less than 10% 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. Stdct 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 subcontractor on any first tier subcontracts, irrespective of the dollar amount, to file SF 100 within thirty (50) 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'n's PORT AUTHORITY THOMAS P. GLYNN CEO AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Run date: 03/22/13