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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.

Apr 16, 2012

Boston marathon warns competitors about heat

BOSTON (Reuters) – The 116th Boston Marathon kicks off on Monday with as much focus on the potentially dangerous heat facing thousands of citizen runners as on the elite athletes who will scorch the course in a little over two hours.

The temperature in Boston on Monday is forecast to hit 86 F (30.5 C) by early afternoon, a record for this date and about 30 F above normal, making conditions especially trying for slower runners among the 27,000 entrants, who will be out on the 26.2-mile (42-km) course for many hours.

Apr 15, 2012

Athletics: Boston marathon braces for punishing heat

BOSTON (Reuters) – Organizers of Monday’s Boston Marathon have put extra safety measures in place and are encouraging some runners to sit out the event entirely on what is projected to be one of the hottest days in the race’s 116-year history.

“If the temperatures reach certain levels, running will put even the most fit athletes at risk for heat injury,” the Boston Athletic Association said in an advisory on Saturday.

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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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