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Page 14 ..... POST-GAZETTE, DECi=MBER 7, 2012 A NEW YORKER'S ASSESS- MENT -- New York Times sportswriter Jeff Klein had this to say about Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs in the December 4 th edition: "Jacobs, the Chairman of the Board of Governors, is consid- ered the hardest of the hard line owners and alongside Gary Bettman, the NHL Com- missioner, he was the archi- tect of previous lockouts in 1994-95 and 2004-05." Klein then included a quote from Winnipeg Jets forward Andrew Ladd. "If it's Jeremy Jacobs in there spewing his stuff, I don't think it's going to move this process forward." If the lockout has not ended by the time you Tead this, all games through January 1 probably will have been cancelled. While the situation could be settled at any time, the timing of the Big Call (no 2012-2013 sea- son at all) is getting closer -- probably to be made in Janu- ary if it comes to that. And if things are settled and there is hockey this sea- son we wonder how long it will be for teams to get up to speed. Right now there are two distinct populations of players -- those that are playing hockey somewhere during the lockout and those that are not. Every franchise has play- ers who are playing in the minors or with teams over- seas. Every franchise also has players who aren't play- ing hockey right now. It's that group of players we won- der about. How long will it take them to get up to speed, especially without the ben- efit of a full-length training camp period and a number of exhibition games? MEANWHILE THERE IS BRUINS HOCKEY -- Down in Rhode Island the Providence Bruins are playing nearly every weekend at home from now until deep into April. Providence only plays its home games on Fridays and Sundays. The Friday night games start at 7:05 pm while the Sunday contests begin at 3:05 pm. The Dunkin' Donuts Cen- ter in downtown Providence is the home arena. It's eas- ily reached from Boston by car or commuter rail. In addition, the AHL All- Star game will be played in Providence on Monday, Janu- ary 28 th. A full weekend of activities is planned around the game, including a youth hockey festival on Saturday, the All-Star skills competi- tion on Sunday and the AHL Hall of Fame Induction cer- emonies on Monday. Providence has been repre- sented in the AHL since the formation of the league in 1936. The city previously hosted the AHL All-Star game in 1956 and 1995. Of the nearly 600 players who have participated in the AHL All- Star game since 1995, more than 91 percent went on to play in the NHL. Current Boston players Zdeno Chara, Patrice Bergeron, Andrew Ference, Johnny Boychuk and Tuukka Rask all played in the AHL mid- winter game. Those on the Providence roster who have played include Carter Camper and Trent Whitfield. Some 10 former Providence players were members of the Boston Bruins team that won the 2011 Stanley Cup. Since 1992 (when the present Providence franchise was formed), the team has won the Calder Cup playoffs once -- in 1999 -- by defeat- ing the Rochester Ameri- cans four games to one. The P-Bruins also made it to the third round in four other years. However, they are presently in the middle of a dry spell, having finished out of the playoffs for the past three seasons. JUMPING FOR JOY FOR JERRY -- That's what Boston College fans have been do- ing for veteran head hockey coach Jerry York who may well be the mentor with the most career victories by the time you read this. York moved into a tie with Ron Mason for most career- ing coaching triumphs when the Eagles downed arch rival Boston University 5-2 at The Heights on November 30 th. With only one game re- maining (at home against Providence) before the Christ- mas break it will either hap- pen soon or not until very late in December when BC par- ticipates in a tournament in Minneapolis. Whenever he accomplishes it by earning victory number 925, York will have done it over the course of 41 seasons in a career that saw him lead from behind the bench at Clarkson and Bowling Green as well as at BC. Mason fin- ished with 924 wins in a career that saw him coach at Lake Superior State, Bowl- ing Green and Michigan State. Last April the Eagles won their third NCAA National Championship in five years, the i0 th time they earned a Frozen Four berth with York on duty. In addition, they also won their ninth Hockey East Tournament championship with York at the helm, their sixth conference title in the last eight years. JOHNNY ON THE SPOT -- BC sophomore forward Johnny Gaudreau earned Hockey East Player of the Month honors for November. All he did was score at least one point in every game played in November during a stretch where he lit the lamp for three game -- winning goals and two power play goals. He had a team high 14 points on seven goals and seven assists and a plus 10 rating in a month that saw the Eagles go 6-1-0. He had four multiple point games, including a five-point effort against Dartmouth. JUST TO THE NORTH -- UNH is having one hot sea- son, racing out to an 11-1-2 start, the best since the 1968-1969 team began the season with 12 victories (12-2-0) through 14 games. News Briefs (Continued deductions for things I don't even understand. I am not for putting a limit on the mortgage deduction that would mean, as a practical matter, that 'middle class' people in California would be priced out of the housing market. We need to avoid gOing over the fiscal cliff. But Obama must also avoid the political cliff." If more liberals were sounding like her today maybe we could budge off our rigid keisters and get to work on solving those fiscal issues that need solving quickly. EBT Card Push for Illegals Totally Outrageous Bay State lawmakers are fuming over an Obama Ad- ministration policy promot- ing public assistance and things like EBT card benefits for immigrants with 'Wel- come' packages and promo websites encouraging new arrivals to take advantage of all the free stuff out there for the asking. I agree with State Rep. Shaunna O'Connell, R- Taunton, when she reacted, "I think it is a complete out- rage that we're encouraging people coming here to get on public assistance. We should be encouraging people to be self-sufficient. These pro- grams are rampant with fraud and abuse." Down in Washington, DC, there is also outrage on Capi- tol Hill. Recently, U.S. Sena- tor Jeff Sessions, R-Alabama, reacted by saying, "The fed- eral government now is giv- ing packages to people when they come to the United States -- that promote wel- fare benefits. That is con- trary to law and sound policy." My old friend in Weymouth, State Senator Bob Hedlund, R-Weymouth, put in his two cents worth saying, "People 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. MI12P3359EA Estate of PATRICK LOUIS BUBEN a/Ida PATRICK L BUBEN Date of Death June 5, 2012 CITATION ON PETITION FOR FORMAL APPOINTMENT OF SUCCESSOR PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE To all interested persons: from Page I) with skills can't get in and our U.S.D.A. is advertising benefits for people who are immediately going to go on welfare. There's a great bit of irony there." I still remem- ber former U.S. Senator Phil Gramm, who switched from a Democrat to a Republican and I believe once called the U.S.D.A., the "Department of Food Stamps." He also noted that liberals in government had turned the safety net into a "comfortable ham- mock." You know, the rich don't have to worry much and the entitled poor on endless entitlement programs also seem worry-fee. It is the middle where working fami- lies and homeowners are getting bled dry by paying for the comfort of others. "What about me?" isn't being self- ish, it is being fair, really fair. There are makers and takers in this world but ev- eryone seems to worry less about the makers than they do about the fakers taking it. Good for Him U.S. Senator Scott Brown spent part of Thanksgiving Day over at Pine Street Inn volunteering to help serve turkey to the homeless. When asked whether or not he would be making a politi- cal comeback for either gov- ernor or U.S. senator, he re- sponded, "Listen, there's no openings. There's an open- ing for a dad and a husband. That's the role I've been ful- filling. It's been a good role. I'm excited about the oppor- tunity to kind of get back into shape and spend some time with the wife and kids and dogs and cat." Egypt Has New Dictator Egyptian President Moham- med Morsi recently issued constitutional amendments granting sweeping powers to himself and ordering the retrials of leaders of the Mubarak regime. Morsi and his Islamic allies are now in control. What did anyone ex- pect from a guy who came out of the Muslim Brother- hood? What happened to Obama's so-called "Arab Spring" that the President lauded? Democratic protest- ers now find themselves freezing in an Arab Winter where democracy appears back on the sidelines as most expected would happen. ACLU Sues on License Plate Data The American Civil Liber- ties has sued two federal agencies, the U.S. Depart- ment of Justice and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in federal court in Boston. They want ques- tions answered concerning how they use data from au- tomatic license plate read- ers. The readers mounted on police cruisers in numerous communities and police de- partments both nationwide and here in Massachusetts. These readers mounted on cruisers can photograph the license of any vehicles that happen to pass them on the road. A few years back, there was a story in the weekend North Attleboro Chronicle that highlighted all the positives of this new law enforcement tool. In the news story, it told of a woman who lost her car outside of the Emerald Square Mall in the vast parking lot. The reader almost instantly found her lost car for her. However, is that really the priority of this new anti- crime tool? I think not. As someone slightly to the right, I find the whole idea scary. Sounds like someone has been reading George Orwelrs 1984 and I think it is too Big Brotherish for me. This is what happens when we forget about limiting gov- ernment and personal free- dom. Government grows at our peril. The ACLU is right on this and I salute them for their fight on this issue. Quote to Note Am I the only one who thinks the story about Gen- eral Petraeus and his 'mis- tress' Paula Broadwell is a ruse meant to distract us from paying careful atten- tion to Petraeus' role in facilitating a cover story about Benghazi? Are we re- ally supposed to believe the story just happened to break a week after the election and that the affair was 'discovered' after 'unpaid so- cial director' Jill Kelley re- ported Petraeus' relation- ship with Broadwell to the FBI? Isn't discretion about indiscretion the only re- quired skill for an 'unpaid social director'? A Petition has beentiled by Maria Dolores Garcia Ortega of Aranda de Duero, SP re- questing that the Court enter a formal Decree and Order that Andrea L. Mobilia of Middleton, MA be appointed as Successor Personal Representative(s) of said estate to serve With- out Surety on the bond and for such other relief as requested in the Petition. You have the right to obtain a copy of the Petition from the Petitioner or at the Court. You have a right to object to this proceeding. To do so, you or your attorney must file a written appearance and objection at this Court before 10:00 a.m. on December 17, 2012, This is NOT a hearing date, but a deadline by which you must file a written appearance and objection if you object to this proceeding. If you fail to file a timely written appearance and objection followed by an Affidavit of Objec- tions within thirty (30) days of the return date, action may be taken without further notice to you. The estate is being administered under for- mal procedure by the Personal Representa- tive under the Massachusetts Uniform Probate Code without supervision by the Court. Inven- tory and accounts are not required to be tiled with the Court, but recipients 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. WITNESS, H0n. PETER C. DiGANGI, First Justice of this Court. Date: December 3, 2012 Tara E. DeCristofaro, Register of Probate Run date: 12/7/12 DOT Turning Deaf Ear (Continued from Page i) ture Professor who is a member of the Advisory Committee writes that %.. ! want to make it clear that from my prospective of good urban design, I think that one is vastly superior to the other and that ... the Blackstone Market pro- posal is ... better program- matically, urbanistically, logistically and architec- turally," -- why does DOT staff continue to pretend otherwise? Is this any way to run a government? Is this any way to run a public process? No wonder the general public has grown so cynical. This is not what we would have ex- pected from the Patrick ad- ministration! Hopefully Sec- retary Richard Davey, to whom DOT staff must make the recommendation on the selection, will take these views more seriously than his staff appears to have in making his final decision. The POST-GAZE-I-rE newspaper is a paper of general circulation. We are qualified to accept legal notices from any court in each town that we serve. For information on placing a Legal Notice in the POST-GAZETTE, please call (617) 227-8929; or mail notice to: POST-GAZER'E, P.O. BOX 135, BOSTON, MA 02113 Attn: Legal Notices