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POST-GAZETTE, MARCH 29, 2013 Extra Innings (Continued from Page 14) always gave 150 percent of himself in every game he played. Swimsuit 2013 Edition is Out I just finished reading and looking at Sports lllustrated's swimsuit edition and like every year, it is a sight to see from front cover to back. Speaking of the back cover both inside and out, it is an advertising gem. If you love M&Ms, you'll love it. There is Ms. Green on the inside cover taking off her green shell down-under at Lake Tekado, New Zealand with her captivating brown eyes and golden tan. Turn to the back of the magazine and Ms. Green is seen unzipping her green shine, standing seductively in the snow in her white snow shoes. Look out Kate Upton, Ms. Green can go polar too. Speaking of Sports Illustrated Back in the February 25  issue, Bryce Harper from the Washington Nationals made the front cover story. Accord- ing to the magazine, the 2012 NL Rookie of the Year is now the Washington Monument after he put up the best rookie season by a player under 20 years old in baseball history. What can he do for an encore? they asked. Can he repeat? What about the sophomore jinx? Last season he hit 22 home runs, most by a 19-year-old rookie since 19-year-old Tony Conigliaro hit 24 hom- ers for the Red Sox in 1964. Harper also scored 98 rounds and had 57 extra base hits. Meanwhile, Mike Trout won AL Rookie of the Year hon- ors with the LA Angels by hitting 30 home runs and stealing 40 bases. Griffey Talks Hall of a Game Ken Griffey, Jr., recently opined he "was not shocked" when baseball writers de- cided no player should go into the Hall of Fame this year. He does think, how- ever, that Craig Biggio got a raw deal. Without men- tioning PEDs, he did state that "sometimes a state- ment needs to be made." This year both Barry Bonds and Sammy Sosa were over- looked in their first chance on the Hall's ballots and LEGAL NOTICE MASSACHUSE'R'S PORT AUTHORITY NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS Sealed General Bids for MPA CONTRACT NO. H219-Cl REHABILITATE OLD T-HANGAR TAXlLANES, RELOCATE RUNWAY 29 END PERIMETER ROAD L.G. HANSCOM FIELD, BEDFORD, MASSACHUSETfS, 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 proposal will be opened and read publicly. NOTE: PRE-BID CONFERENCE WILL BE HELD AT L.G. HANSCOM FIELD, 200 HANSCOM DRIVE, CIVIL AIR TERMINAL, SUITE 315 AT 1:00 PM LOCAL TIME ON THURSDAY, APRIL 11, 2013. The work includes PA/EMENT REMOVAL, FINE GRADING, REPAVING OF APPROXIMATELY 275,000 SF OF APRON AND TAXILANE PAVEMENT AT THE OLD T-HANGARS, RELOCATION OF THE PERIMETER ROAD AT THE RUNWAY 29 END INCLUDING EXCAVATION, GRADING AND SELECT MATERIALS PLACEMENT, APPROXIMATELY 3,300 LF, 12 FT WIDE. Bid documents wig be made available beginning WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3, 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 ONE MILLION, FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS ($1,500,000). 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 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 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 TEN PERCENT (10.0%) 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 subcontractor on any first tier subcontracts, 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'n's PORT AUTHORITY THOMAS P. GLYNN CEO AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Run date: 03/29/13 neither came close to get- ting in. Griffey in his long career had never been linked to drugs even though he played in the Steroids Era. He will be eligible for Cooperstown in 2015. Manuel Wants to Stay Put in Philly This is Charlie Manuel's final season of his contract and he's made it really clear that he wants to continue at the helm of this team. As the 69-year-old manager stated, "I am not ready for somebody to tell me to go home." It is pretty evident that Hall of Famer Ryne Sandberg is the heir apparent to the manager's position when Manuel does retire. The Judge has Ruled They are the Evil Empire When it comes to baseball, the Yankees really are the Evil Empire, according to U.S. Patent and Trademark Office judge's ruling last month. The decision is a setback for a Long Island woman who tried to trade- mark "Baseball's Evil Em- pire" to sell sports clothing. The woman started selling stuff that had the famous interlocked NY logo with a devil's face and the words, "Baseball's Evil Empire." The NY Yankees threatened to take her to Federal Court. She took on the real Evil Empire and came out the loser. She said the judges were "obviously drinking Yankee Kool-Aid." She's thinking of appealing. It seems hard to feel sorry for her. She had to know her design would end up in court. Rivera is Calling it Quits The great Mariano Rivera has finally decided to close his career. The NY Yankees closer will retire after this coming season. The 43- year-old is baseball's saves leader with 608. He is con- sidered a great clutch pitcher with 42 saves in post-season play with a 0.70 ERA. While relieving for the Yankees, he helped them capture five World Series championships. No one has lasted as long as he has or is as great as he is. He is truly one of a kind. Derek Lowe Signs Up with the Rangers The best sinkerball pitcher in baseball has reached an agreement with the Texas Rangers. The 39-year-old went a combined 9-11 with one save and a 5.11 ERA for the Indians and NY Yankees last season. He is 175-157 with 86 saves and a 4.00 ERA in a 16-year career with the Mariners, Red Sox, Dodgers, Braves, Indians and Yan- kees. In 2000, Lowe led the AL with 42 saves for the Red Sox. Then, in 2002 he was a converted starter winning 21 games. He helped the Red Sox break the World Series curse with a great post-sea- son. When his sinker ball is working, he is Cy Yaung, when it is not, just another so-so pitcher. At 39 years of age, Lowe is a survivor and it is often difficult to dislike him. Chisox Sign Up Sale The Chicago White Sox have signed up left-hander Chris Sale for a 5-year, $32.5 million contract. Last season, the 23-year-old went 17-8 with a 3.05 ERA with 192 strikeouts as a rookie pitcher. Last season, he made the American League All-Star team and finished in 6 th place for the Cy Young Award. Former Sox Tom Borland Passes Away Tommy Borland, the MVP of the 1955 College World Series and pitched briefly for the Boston Red Sox has passed away at 80 years of age. He was a lefty at Okla- homa A&M during both the 1954 and 1955 College World Series. He pitched 27 games with the Red Sox in 1960 and was 0-4 with a 6.75 ERA in 1961. In his very first Major League appearance he pitched in both games of a doubleheader which probably was the highlight of a short career. Hoops & Hockey (Continued from Page 16) March 23 rd when the final curtain was lowered on the Jack Parker era at BU. In truth there was an encore. Parker and his team remained on the ice during th e post-game ceremonies. Then came the press con- ference during which the coach revealed that although he spent his entire career in hockey, he was really a Celtics fan. In the moments before what proved to be his final game, he took a brief tour of the Garden, gazing at all the Celtics banners that adorned the rafters. He called his final game "a great college hockey game, perhaps the best we've played this year." Indeed, it was memorable contest, scoreless into the third period.when the River Hawks managed to produce 00Buona 00Pasqua JOSEPH RUSSO FUNERAL HOME INC. 814 American Legion Highway Roslindale, MA 617-325-7300 the game's lone tally via a shot by Foxboro's Derek Arnold. On a television slow motion replay, it looked as if the puck glanced off BU freshman goalie Sean Maguire's stick as he made a sweeping motion in an attempt to gather it in. That motion appeared to help carry the puck further into the crease and eventually over the line. Whatever, hockey is, as so many sports also are, a game of inches and in that game Parker excelled for more than four decades as a player MUSIC FOR ALL OCCASIONS ,' and a coach, finishing with a record of 897-472-116. Parker indicated that he was proud of his final team. "Ordinarily we would have won and gone on to the national tournament but it was not to be. I'm happy with these guys and proud to be their coach this year. I had a lot of fun with them all year long." And then he was gone. Out of the Garden and on to prepare for his team's annual banquet -- his final act before calling it a career on Commonwealth Avenue. Buona Pasqua -- FOR YOU WHO APPRECIATE THE FINEST -- THE 781-648-5678 J-tapp!y 00aster MICIIAE.L CEMETERY JL coM.u.usoau.s GARDEN COLUMBARIUMS 500 Canterbury Street Boston, MA 02 ] 3 ] J 617.524.1036 i ! ' il-/ 100 years/ ., 'Seing the Italian community for over