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BosToN POST-GAZETTEI NOVEMBER 4, 2011 Page15 News Briefs (Continued from Page i0) being on the side of angels. He's fighting for us against the greedy rich. However, a closer look at things reveals some interesting facts. The top 1 percent of Americans pays 40 percent of federal income taxes and the top 5 percent pay 80 percent. I Thought We Needed More Jobs? President Obama wants to fund his Jobs Bill by taxing those who create jobs even higher. In a recession, in- creasing taxes does just the opposite. Cutting the Bush tax cuts sounds like a good sound-bite for Democrats, but the more you tax produc- ers of wealth and jobs, the less of both these things you create. More taxes mean fewer jobs and fewer jobs mean more unemployment and more unemployment means more living in pov- erty. It is a downward spiral that needs to be reversed. The Vatican Can Keep This Idea The Vatican has proposed a radical reform of the world's financial system, which would include the creation of a global political authority to rule over the world's economy. A proposal by the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace calls for a new world economic order that would be based on ethics and the "achieve- ment of a universal common good." Pope Benedict back in 2009 denounced a profit-at- all-cost mentality being behind the global financial meltdown. The Vatican sug- gests that this reform pro- cess begin with the united Nations. You can bet all those TV evangelical doomsayers will be talking about this new world order and the end-of- time predictions. I'm simply opposed to the idea because I don't like any world orders where someone else is giv- ing us orders. Hey, if the Vatican wants to join this new world economic order, they can do' so without get- ting my money in the collec- tion basket. Her "Intellectual Foundation" is Crumbling U.S. Senate candidate Eliz- abeth Warren, a/k/a "The Hick" made known to the media that she is the "intel- lectual foundation" of the Occupy Movement on Wall Street. After folks challenged that assertion, she did a spin saying how she has been fighting Wall Street for years and all the high priced lob- byists working for those re- sponsible for our current economic troubles. Folks at both Occupy Wall Street and Occupy Boston went livid over her original remarks. Meanwhile, she reportedly took time out from fighting those evil lobbyists to take a sizable donation from a big- time General Electric lobby- ist and apparently didn't bat an eye over it. The "Audacity of Pride? The U.S. State Department has recently budgeted monies to purchase two books which have been sent out to embassies around the globe. The two works of fiction are: "The Audacity of Hope" and "Dreams of My Father." This is the first time ever that our State Department has bought any books from any of our presi- dents. What gives? I guess this is the start of a new tra- dition? Hey, at least the White House didn't make these two pieces of fiction required reading in our public schools. Greater Boston's Affordabte Private Cemetery Traditiona[ Buria[ Ptot (fore.Starting at S 1500 T, MIc00LCEMETERY MUNITY MAUSOLEUMS e GARDEN C'OLU MBAR'I'U MS 617.524.1036 31 the Italian community for over 100 years! f Boston Harborside Home Joseph A. Langone 580 Commercial St. - Boston, MA 02109 617-536-4110 Augustave M. Sabia, Jr. Trevor Slauenwhite Frederick J. Wobrock Dino C. Manca Courtney A. Fitzgibbons A Service Family Affiliate of AFFS/Service Corporation International 206 Winter St., Fall River, MA 02720 Telephone 508-676-2454 J This Just in from Ed Shallow In answer to your question as to why Mel Parnell did not start in that 1948 playoff game against the Indians, Manager Joe McCarthy told Mel, he was going with Galehouse and that was that. Parnell expected he would pitch, but you don't argue with the boss. By the way, Ellis Kinder was also ready to "go to the mound too. I als0 want to tell you, a friend and I actually went to Fenway to watch that game. The game ticket price I believe was $2.50. Someone tried to buy our tickets for $35 apiece, but we wanted to see the game. Early in the game, we knew we were going to lose. I heard all the Braves were rooting for the Indians because they got a share off at the gate and Fen- way was too small for them to make some good money. I never forgot that move by the Braves. It left a bad taste in my mouth and I was happy to see them go to Milwaukee in 1953. Bautista and Kemp Award Winners Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista now joins Alex Rodriguez and Barry Bonds as the only players to repeat as winners of the Hank Aaron Award that goes to each league's top slugger. Batista won the award last season with 54 homers. This year he hit 43 homers, 103 RBIs and batted .302. Kemp this past season was the NL winner with 39 hom- ers and 126 RBIs. Pujols Goes Ruthian Albert Pujols, one of the best sluggers throughout his 11 season career to date had a terrific Game 3 in the World Series when he hit three home runs and drove in six runs in a 16-7 rout by the Cardinals over the Rangers. Pujols now joins Yankees' Hall of Famers Babe Ruth (1926, 28) and Reggie Jack- son in 1977 as the' only play- ers ever to do that in World Series history. Also, Pujols' five hits tied the Brewers' Paul Moliter (1982) for most hits in a World Series game. Griffey Wins HIS Own Historic Award Too Ken Griffey Jr., was pre- sented with the Commis- sioner's Award for Historical [ -DRIVERS: I START UP TO $.41/MI. t Home Weekly or Bi-Weekly. CDL-A I 6 mos. OTR Exp. Reg. Equipment you'll I be proud to drive! [ (888) 247-4037 PRAYER IN HONOR OF ST, LUCY O God, our Creator and redeemer, mercifully hear our prayers that as we venerate Thy servant, Saint Lucy, for the light of faith thou didst bestow upon her, Thou wouldst vouchsafe to increase and to preserve this same light in our souls, that we may be able to avoid evil, to do good and to abhor nothing so much a.s the Blindness and the darkness of evil and of sin. Relying on Thy goodness, O God, we humbly ask Thee, by the intersession of Thy servant, Saint Lucy that Thou wouldst give perfect vision to our eyes, that they may serve for Thy greater honor and glory, and for the salvation of our souls in this world, that we may come to the enjoyment of the unfailing light of the Lamb of God in paradise. Saint Lucy, Virgin and martyr, hear our prayers and obtain our petitions. PG-STAFF EXTRA Innings by Sal Giarratani '- p Achievement at the World Series this year. The Cardi- nals' Tony La Russa recently won his 68 th post-season game, putting him second on the all-time list behind Joe Torre who won 84 games. Quote to Note "Stunned. Stunned. When you look at that (Red Sox) staff, the guy you look to is Josh (Beckett). I thought that this was kind of the natural progres- sion for him. He's at a place in that rotation and it's at the top, both on and off the field from a work ethic standpoint, and something changed," said Curt Schil- ling. He also added, "There wasn't someone in the club- house in uniform to change the culture and that's the bigger problem." File these remarks under: OUCH Dept. Oil Can Makes Great Sense Too Recently, former Red Sox pitcher Dennis "Oil Can" Boyd added his two cents to what happened to the Sox in September. The Can said, "I was a drug addict and an alcoholic and I never once thought about drinking a can of beer during a game. Never even thought of it. If I'd have done that, I would have had Yaz or Jim Rice slap me in the head. It's amazing to me. I never even heard of that. This is a dif- ferent breed of player now. They're so spoiled and feel so entitled. Having a beer during a game? How do yo u think you can do that? How does that even cross you mind?" LEGAL NOTICE MASSACHUSETTS PORT AUTHORITY NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS Sealed General Bids for MPA Contract No. Ll171-Cl, TERMINAL E GPU RELOCATION AND UPGRADES, LOGAN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT TERMINAL E, EAST BOSTON, MA, 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, DECEMBER 7, 2011 immediately after which, in a designated room, the bids will be opened and read publicly. Sealed filed sub-bids for the same contract will be received at the same office until 11:00 A.M. local time on WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2011, immediately after which, in a designated room, the filed sub-bids will be opened and read publicly. NOTE: PRE-BID CONFERENCE WILL BE HELD AT THE CAPITAL PROGRAMS DEPARTMENT, ONE HARBORSIDE DRIVE, LOGAN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, EAST BOSTON, MA AT 1 PM LOCAL TIME ON TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2011. The work inOudes THE RENOVATION OF EXISTING SPACE iN TERMINAL E, ARRIVALS, FOR THE INSTALLATION OF THREE (3) GROUND POWER UNITS IN A CENTRALIZED LOCATION TO SERVE EXISTING AIRPORT OPERATIONS. THE WORK INCLUDES DEMOLITION OF EXISTING UNITS AND SYSTEMS CONNECTIONS, PREPARATION OF EXISTING LOCATION FOR THE NEW UNITS INCLUDING LEVELING OF CONCRETE FLOOR AND NEW HOUSEKEEPING PADS, NEW LIGHTING, MODIFICATIONS TO EXISTING HVAC SYSTEMS, PLUMBING, ELECTRICAL AND FIRE PROTECTIONS SYSTEMS, AND THE INSTALLATION OF THE NEW UNITS AND ALL REQUIRED SYSTEMS CONNECTIONS. PART OF THE WORK WILL INCLUDE CONDITIONING OF AN EXISTING ADJACENT ELECTRICAL SUBSTATION AND UPGRADES AT EXISTING GATE 8A TO INCREASE THE GATE KVA CAPACITY. Bid documents will be made available beginning THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2011. 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 andan Update Statement. The General Bidder must be certified in the category of GENERAL CONSTRUCTION. The estimated contract cost is $ 893,384.00. In order to be eligible and responsible to bid on this contract, filed Sub-bidders must submit with their bid a current Sub-bidder Certificate of Eligibility issued by the Division of Capital Asset Management and a Sub-bidder Update Statenient. The filed Sub-bidder must be certified in the sub-bid category of work for which the Sub-bidder is submitting a bid proposal. 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. Bidding procedures and award of the contract and sub-contracts shall be in accordance with the provisions of Sections 44A through 44H 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 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, Sections 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 $10,000,000. 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. Filed sub-bids will be required and taken on the following classes of work: HEATING, VENTILATING; AND AIR-CONDITIONING ELECTRICAL The Authority reserves the right to reject any sub-bid of any sub-trade where permitted by Section 44E of the above-referenced General Laws. The right is also reserved to waive any informality in or to reject any or all proposals and General Bids. This contract is subject to a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise participation provision requiring that not tess than 2 % 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 the Non-Discrimination and Affirmative Action article of Division I, General Requirements and Covenants, and tQ 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. 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. MASSACHUSETTS PORT AUTHORITY DAVID S. MACKEY INTERIM CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Run date: 11/4/11