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May 27, 2012

Rondo the rock as Celtics reach Eastern Conference final

BOSTON (Reuters) – Point guard Rajon Rondo stepped up to save the day in the final minutes as the Boston Celtics held off the Philadelphia 76ers 85-75 in their decisive Game Seven on Saturday and advanced to the NBA’s Eastern Conference finals against the Miami Heat.

Rondo had a triple double of 18 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists to set up the showdown with LeBron James and Dwyane Wade’s red-Hot Heat starting on Monday in Miami.

May 24, 2012

Schilling video game firm lays off staff: report

BOSTON (Reuters) – The troubled video gaming company run by former Red Sox baseball great Curt Schilling seemed on the verge of collapse on Thursday and had laid off its entire staff, according to several gaming industry websites and other media.

The apparent firings by 38 Studios came days after the company, based in Providence, Rhode Island, barely made a debt repayment to the state, weeks after the money was due.

May 24, 2012

Unabomber can’t make Harvard reunion, sends update

BOSTON (Reuters) – The 50th reunion for Harvard’s University’s undergraduate class of 1962 took a strange turn when Ted Kaczynski, the year’s most infamous graduate, sent in a status update that was published in the alumni book.

Kaczynski, better known as the Unabomber, was convicted in 1998 of killing three people and injuring 23 others in a mail bombing campaign against modern technology that was waged for almost two decades.

May 22, 2012

Biden revels in campaign attack dog role

KEENE, New Hampshire (Reuters) – Touting his middle-class roots, Vice President Joe Biden took another swipe at Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Tuesday as he reveled in his role as the president’s campaign attack dog.

Biden blasted the presumptive Republican nominee Romney as failing to care about workers at companies acquired by his former investment firm Bain Capital. Romney is slated to face President Barack Obama in the November 6 election.

May 17, 2012

Schilling game firm can’t make Rhode Island payment

BOSTON (Reuters) – The troubled video game company run by former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling failed to make a promised payment to the state of Rhode Island on Thursday when it did not have sufficient funds to cover a check.

The office of Governor Lincoln Chafee said that 38 Studios LLC, Schilling’s company, hand-delivered a $1.1 million check to the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation just before the close of business.

May 17, 2012

Rowing a family affair for American Olympic hopeful Gevvie Stone

BOSTON (Reuters) – When U.S. rowing hopeful Genevra “Gevvie” Stone dips her oars into the waters of Lucerne, Switzerland, this weekend she will try to fulfil an Olympic dream that was left in tatters four years ago as well as continue a family tradition.

Stone, the top-ranked U.S. female single skuller, narrowly missed a spot in the 2008 U.S. team for Beijing – the kind of disappointment that can end a sporting career. At that point, Stone was a recent graduate of Princeton University concentrating almost entirely on making the team

May 17, 2012

Rowing a family affair for American hopeful Gevvie Stone

BOSTON (Reuters) – When U.S. rowing hopeful Genevra “Gevvie” Stone dips her oars into the waters of Lucerne, Switzerland, this weekend she will try to fulfill an Olympic dream that was left in tatters four years ago as well as continue a family tradition.

Stone, the top-ranked U.S. female single skuller, narrowly missed a spot in the 2008 U.S. team for Beijing – the kind of disappointment that can end a sporting career. At that point, Stone was a recent graduate of Princeton University concentrating almost entirely on making the team

May 17, 2012

Olympics-Rowing a family affair for American hopeful Gevvie Stone

BOSTON, May 17 (Reuters) – When U.S. rowing hopeful Genevra
“Gevvie” Stone dips her oars into the waters of Lucerne,
Switzerland, this weekend she will try to fulfill an Olympic
dream that was left in tatters four years ago as well as
continue a family tradition.

Stone, the top-ranked U.S. female single skuller, narrowly
missed a spot in the 2008 U.S. team for Beijing – the kind of
disappointment that can end a sporting career. At that point,
Stone was a recent graduate of Princeton University
concentrating almost entirely on making the team

May 14, 2012

Rhode Island recognizes out-of-state gay marriages

BOSTON (Reuters) – Rhode Island’s governor signed an executive order on Monday declaring that the small New England state will recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states, a move that will give gay and lesbian couples many of the same rights as heterosexuals.

The move by Governor Lincoln Chafee formalized a non-binding opinion from 2007 by Rhode Island’s attorney general in favor of recognizing out-of-state gay marriages.

Apr 16, 2012

Korir leads Kenyan sweep at Boston Marathon

BOSTON (Reuters) – Kenyan runners swept both Boston Marathon podiums on Monday as Wesley Korir won the men’s race and Sharon Cherup triumphed in the women’s edition in steamy temperatures that slowed the defending champions.

Korir, 29, a graduate of the University of Louisville in Kentucky, finished in two hours 12 minutes and 40 seconds, the slowest Boston winning time since 2007 and almost 10 minutes slower than the world’s fastest time set last year by countryman Geoffrey Mutai.

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      "Ros Krasny is Boston Bureau Chief, leading coverage of the New England scene. She was previously a regional Federal Reserve correspondent based in Chicago, and spent many years writing about agricultural commodity markets with Bridge News and Knight-Ridder Financial news."
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