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PAGE t4 PQST-GAZEI"rE, SEPTEMBER 23, 2016 THOU eYe, DAN i ABOUT THiS "8c THAT with Daniel A. / Censo The Bunylp: Australia's Bogey Depictions of the bunyip range from the comical ... ... to the frtlr, btentsg "Why search for the bunyip?" has become a phrase meaning "why try to do the impossible?" But the legend of the bunyip reaches farther back than when the first Europeans set foot in Australia. Indeed, the Aborigines seemed to have been well-versed in the existence and appearance of the mysterious beast said to inhabit the swamps of Australia. Of all legendary creatures, the bunyip may be the hardest to define. Even Aboriginal folklore is ambiguous. If anything, it seems that the original inhabitants of Australia grouped many animals under the name =bunyip/ "The actual origin of the bunyip myth lies in the fact that from time to time seals have made their way up the Murray and Darling Rivers," explains Charles Farmer in his book Bunyips and Billabongs. Fenner believes that seals were the original creatures to be called "bunyip/ =The smooth fur, prominent 'apricot' eyes and the bellowing cry are characteristic of the seal," said Fenner, comparing seal characteristics to some of the early records of the mysterious creature. As far back as 1871, however, it was theorized that the bunyip is a reference to a marsupial that had become extinct in Australia by the time of European settlement, but had overlapped with the arrival of the Aborigines some 4,000 years ago. Be that as it may, by the time European settlers set foot on the giant island, the legend of the bunyip took on a life of its own. Australia offered an endless array of surprises to the zoologists of the early 19th century. It's understandable, then, that the early settlers believed that a creature matching many of the descriptions attached to the bunyip couJd very well PRAYER TO ST, JUDE May the Sacred Heart of Jesus be adored, glorified, loved and pre- served throughout the world now and forever. Sacred Heart of Jesus pray for us. St, Jude, worker of-mlrecles, pray for us. St. Jude, help of the hopeless, prey for us. Say this prayer grimes a day and by the 8th day your prayers will be answered. It has never been known to fall. Publication must be promised. My prayer= have been answered. I~1 be lurking in the marshes. Indeed, as early as 1818, large bones found by Hamilton Hume and James Meehan by Lake Bathurst sparked a search for the fabulous creatures of Australia awaiting discovery. This was followed by more bones discovered in the Wellington Caves in 1830 by George Rankin and Thomas Mitchell. Richard Owen, a renowned British anatomist, identified the bones as belonging to a gigantic beast known as Diprotodon. Another discovery of fossils in 1845 came along with a story attributed to an Aboriginal man, claiming to have seen a woman killed by the creature. The account read as follows, "The Bunyip, then is represented as uniting the characteristics of a bird and of an alligator: It has a head resembling an emu, with a long bill, at the extremity of which is a transverse projection on each side, with serrated edges like the bone of the stingray. Its body and legs partake of the nature of the alligator. The hind legs are remarkably thick and strong, and the fore legs are much longer, but still of great strength. The extremities are furnished with long claws, but the blacks say its usual method of killing its prey is by hugging it to death. When in the water, it swims like a frog, and when on shore, it walks onits hind legs with its head erect, in which LEGAL NOTICE Commonweelth of Ik.mchueet~ The Trial Court Mlddleux Probate and Family Court Department 2~1 Cambridge Street Combrklge, ~ 02141 (el 7) 7mHm0 Docket No. MI16D3202DR DIVORCE iRIMMON8 BY PUBLIOATION AND MAILING MtCHELLE MUURO VII, J. POWERS ~ Tothe Red s Comment DIvoma reque~og that the Court Onmts dlvo~ for: Irratrlevaldo Breakdown of Uw MartiNs t O. The ~le onflle at ~ Cou~ , An Automat I~trak~ Oit~r h= bwn enmmd In this matter preventing you from ti~-tn0 any ac~on whk~ would regsW~y I~ the current flM~J status of either ~ SEE 8upfllemantel Prolxlto Court lhJle 411. You sm hereby mmm0md md m~ to m Ul~ Htdxllt Mutko, 1M Vltta litmet i ax =4m anNr, any, on orS bdom O~ 31, =011. if you fail to do as, the [ court wm procasd to m hWog and a4Udmdm of thb actlin. YOU ere else requlrad to files copy of your emwer, If any, In the offico of t'm Roglatm' of thle Court. W1 R0K l=wxno e, 00mD,LY, ,m,, Rret Juetk~ of thb Coult DidO: ,~@tanlber 16, =016 Tax8 E. DeCdsto~lro, FIs0~stor of Probata Run ~: 9/23/10 position it measures twelve or thirteen feet in height." Within a few years after the story was published, people came forward with their own stories. Among them was an escaped convict named William Bucldey who claimed to have seen the beast several times. Buckley described the beast in detail. "I could never see any part, except the back, which appeared to be covered with feathers of a dusky grey color. It seemed to be about the size of a full grown calf," said Buckley. =I could never learn from any of the natives that they had seen either the head or tall." If there is any truth in the stories of the bunyip, it is the truth that unites many of the creatures of cryptozoology. In many cases, real and often familiar animals leave tracks, make sounds, or appear in such a way (or from a certain vantage point} as to become unrecognizable. All of these misidentifications combined are often attributed to one legendary beast that then takes on a life of its own. In the case of the bunyip, it has given Australians a bit of spooky fun, songs, poems, and another little bit of cultural heritage. LEGAL NOTICE Commomlldth of PkUHmohuNtto The Trial Court ProbMe and Family Court Suffolk Divblon 24 New Clwdon Street Boofon, MA 02114 ($17) 78&,6300 DoeSt No, ~15P1800PO 11~M CITATION SHIRLEY B. KATZ REVOCABLE TRUST M Ule mMter of: To M Intammd pmons: A Petition has been filed by Stsvsn M. Wakmldn of Sad~m)ugh, ME reque#dng ~ the I.~ Coudaifow Pe~s reduest to r~nove the ou~mt Trmme, 8tavan A, Meyer, The Tmme Is unwHng or per~te~y falb to to the Shiny 8. Katz Revocable Trust. The remov~ of tm Tn~as best as~v~ ~e Interests of the berefld~as. Percher m to have SOHy R. Gm0ii~, F..sq. approved to asrvS as So~e~or Tmatae. You have the d01tt to ol~dn s =~py r.~m~t,~ I~ from the I~dHion~ or ad the YoO hsvo a dOM to ob~sut to thle I~1- In0, To do so, you ~ yw' attorney muut file s wdtm appwanas and ohio=ion m thle Oourt I dom 10:00 a.m. on October =0, =010, 1'hi= b NOT a hasting dale, but s dasdllne by which you must Rta s wdben apl~maneo and M you to p tne. you fail to file s tlmly wduon eppmanas end obtestion followed by an Affidavit of within thirty (30) days of the 'etum date, autlon may be taken without hath~ no.to you, I WI~ HON, dOANP, ARMSTMNO, Rmt Ju~ of thle Oourt Dale: ~ 7, 2018 r-eUx D. Arroyo, I gWr of Protm Run ~W: g/'~/16 News Briefs (Continued from Page 1) Questions about her health have been ongoing, with Demo- crats and heir media friends saying it was all about nothing and being drummed up by all those wacko Trump =deplora- bles." However, seeing seemed to be believing as someone captured Hillary going down for the count as she was getting pushed into a waiting SUV. Was it off to the nearest ER? Nape[ It was off to Chelsea's swank NY apartment. Nthing to see here folks. The hot and humid heat was re- sponsible? Nopel Doesn't work. The temps were mild, 74-77F with a nice sea breeze. We all may have been born at night, but it wasn't last night. Speaking of DepZorfLb s Recently, Clinton called Trump's hardcore supporters a bunch of "deplorables." The media didn't seem to think that was insulting to half of Trump's base. Nothing to see here, again. However, four years ago when Mitt Romney was secretly re- corded out at a dinner with friends, he was caught ontape talking about the 47 percent of voters who are on the govern- ment's dime and he was torn apart by the liberals for being offensive to the 47 percent. ThtsJustln The Birther Movement, like Dracula, keeps rising from the dead. If you watched those talk- ing heads on CNN (the cable news station that has fallen to third place behind MSNBCI, you had to laugh. I watched all those mindless talking heads trash Trump as being the founder of the Birther Movement. Trump held a press conference and punk'd the media. He simply stated that he now believes President Obama was born in America.. Kudos .to Megyn Kelley from Fox News who uncovered that back in 2008, it was the Clinton campaign itself that was trying to get the media to investigate Obama's birth claims to no avail. Seemed the liberal news media were already in bed with Obama. However, to be really tech- nical, it was Barack Obama's literary agent who created the Birther Movement when Obama wrote =Dreams of My Father" about the wonderful deadbeat dad who abandoned him after birth. Up until 2007, when Obama was preparing to run for president, his literary agent's bio on author Barack Obama (and during the time he was both a state senator represent- ing Chicago's West Side and his equally short tenure as a U.S. Senator} listed him as hav- ing been "born in Kenya." For years that was in Obama's bio and he let it stay there unchal- lenged until 2007. What gives? Was he lying in the bio to sell a book? Or did he lie to the American people to get elected president? He lied about some- thing because both statements can't be true. ! believe abase was born in America. I believe the biG was incorrect to say he came from Kenya. Perhaps that was a good gimmick for selling copies of his book. Is abase the actual father of the Birther Movement? Only he knows the answer to that question. ndquote ~When little people are over- whelmed by big questions, it is our job to share our calm, not join their chaos." -- L.R. Knost LEGAL NOTICE REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS The MASSACHUSETTS PORT AUTHORITY (Authority) is soliciting consulting services for MPA CONTRACT NO, M~4-1N, FY 17-19 WATERFRONT FACILmE$ TERM CONSULTANT, EAST BOSTON, SOUTH BOSTON & CHARLESTOWN, MAS8ACHUSETTS. The Authority Is seeking qualified multldisclpllne consulting firm or team, with proven experience to provide professional servlcas Including: insPeCtl~, d~tgn, and construction related services, as well as resident Inepeotton, on an us-sail, as needed basis. These servicas are expected to be provided at any Maasport waterfront facllify within the outer limits of Boston Harbor in South Boston, East Boston and Chadestown Inoludlng but not flmited to: Bo~ton Logan Intamstloned Airport, East Boston Piers, South Boston Fish Pier, Commonwealth Pla~ end the North Jetty, Black Falcon Cruise Terminal, Conies, Container Terminal, Mystic and Moran Terminal. The Consultant must be able to work doasly with the Authority and other Interamd parties In order to provide such aervlcos In a timely and effective manner. The consultant shall demonstrate experience in several disciplines including but not limited to: Civil, ~tatural, G~eahnical, and Waterfront Engineering, Permitting, Hydrographic Survey, Diving In~, Cost Estimating sad Construction Phasing. The Authority expects to select up to two (2) consultants, However, the Authority reserves the dght to select a different number If It Is deemed In Its beet interest to do so, Each consultant shell be Issued a contract in an amount not to exceed FIVE hundred thousand dollera ($$00,000), The serves shall be authorized on a work order basis, A Supplemental Information Package Wlfl be available, on Wednnduyt September 26, 2016 on the Capital Bid Opportunities wel~oage of Mas@ort htlp.Jlwww.me~onrL(~nt4#olng.buslrm4V_ /~/outs/~&~/Progt~a~ox u an attachment to the orlglnal Legal Notice, end on COMMBUY$ (wtme.=~nml~~m) in the listings for thls project; If you have problems flndlng It, please contact Susan Brace st Capital Programs Mt=se@m~,oort,,:om The Supplsmantal Informstlon Package Will provlde detailed Informatlon about Soobe Of Work, Selection Crltarla and Submission Requirements.' in recognlllon of the unique nature of the project and the servicas required to support It, the Au~ority has mheduled a Consultant Briefing to be held at ~:00 P~ on Thursday, October 8, 20f0 st the Capital Programa Department, Suite =0~, Logan Office Center, One Hefoorelde D~s, Eest Baston, l~isaschueetts 0~128, At this mmlon; an ovorvlew of the project will he provided, the imrviuea mqueatadby the Authority will be de.bed, and questions will be armwored, By reapomdlng tnthis solicitation, consultants agree to a~oept the terms and conditions of Mu@oda standard work order sgmmant, a OUPY of the Authority's standard agreement can be found on the Aut~'= web page st ~JmWOetonm. The Cormultant shall ~lfy in its cover letter that It mm to loin Ireumnoo oovmge Tr= mbmis#~on, Indudln9 the Iltls=lon arid legal Ix~mdlog= history in a mpmtto meded envelope as r~ mill be ~ to I'toumsm H. ,~etrnan, PE, CCM, Dlrector of C4Lottel Programs and Environmental A ra. d no lem' then f=:00 Noon on ThunmW, OcM 2"/, ~0NI at the Mimd:,Jastte Porl Authod~, Logan Office Center, One H~bomlde Drive, Suite 2098, Intem~ed Alqx~t, East SO~)n, MA 03128-2900. Any subregion which hi not recetved in s timely manner ehedl be raJeotad by the Authority as non-responsive. Any information provided to tl~ Authority in any Proposal or other written or oral communication between the Propoasr end the Authority will not he, or deemed to hew been, pro~tary or confldenbel, although the Authority wllltm ream efforts not to disdoas such Infommticn to persons who are not employees or conmlt=~ mtaln~l b ,the Aut~ ~pt umay be requlml by M.G.L. o,~, MAImAOHUSEI"rll PORT AUTHORITY 1tlOHAS P. OLYNN CEO AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR ,' Run date: 8/33/=016 i i