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May 31, 1995 | From Times Wire Services
Rescue teams searched for lost hikers in western Massachusetts on Tuesday as cleanup began here and in southeastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey, where tornadoes struck Monday night. A team of psychologists visited the Eagleton School in Great Barrington on Tuesday to counsel the 43 students there after two teen-agers and a staff member died when the twister picked up their car and threw it 600 feet.
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NEWS
October 19, 2001 | ELIZABETH MEHREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Surprising no one, Acting Gov. Jane Swift declared Thursday that she will be a candidate for the state's top office in 2002. Swift, 36, has occupied the coveted corner office of the gold-domed statehouse since April, when fellow Republican Paul Cellucci abandoned the governorship to become U.S. ambassador to Canada. After several missteps as lieutenant governor, a very pregnant Swift took office with low approval ratings and widespread skepticism about her ability to do the job.
NEWS
October 2, 1994 | MARTIN FINUCANE, ASSOCIATED PRESS
As a child, bleeding in his joints caused by hemophilia tortured his limbs. As a young man, a contaminated transfusion left him with the virus that causes AIDS. Now Bob Massie is the Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor, perhaps the first HIV-positive candidate for statewide office. "I'm very, very aware that you only have a certain time on this Earth and some people have more and some have less," he said, "and the goal is to live life to the fullest within that span.
NATIONAL
September 18, 2002 | From Associated Press
State Treasurer Shannon O'Brien scored a strong victory Tuesday in Massachusetts' Democratic gubernatorial primary, setting up a November battle with GOP candidate Mitt Romney in a state that hasn't had a Democratic governor since Michael Dukakis left office in 1991. O'Brien, the Democratic front-runner for months, held off former U.S. Labor Secretary Robert B. Reich, state Senate President Tom Birmingham and former state Sen. Warren Tolman to win the nomination.
NEWS
November 2, 1997 | DAVE HOWLAND, ASSOCIATED PRESS
When Boston police Det. Kathleen O'Toole disclosed to her supervisors 10 years ago that she was pregnant, they let her decide when to exchange her beat for an office job. They didn't ask if she could run up 10 flights of stairs, mow the stationhouse lawn or rope a horse or cow and pull it off a roadway.
BUSINESS
July 30, 1999 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES LEGAL AFFAIRS WRITER
A panel of independent arbitrators on Thursday awarded $775 million to five law firms that prosecuted a case against the tobacco industry that yielded an $8.3-billion settlement for the state of Massachusetts. The award, which is to be paid by the tobacco companies and cannot be appealed, is far short of the $2 billion that the law firms were seeking but far more than the $26.4 million that the tobacco industry said the firms should get.
OPINION
October 14, 2001 | FRANK del OLMO, Frank del Olmo is an associate editor of The Times
Is immigration reform dead? Not if President Bush is willing to challenge conventional wisdom that says the groundbreaking immigration talks underway with Mexico before the Sept. 11 attacks are now moot. To be sure, the terrorist attacks have led to some backlash against foreigners. Congress is likely to approve measures that will make it more difficult for foreigners to enter this country.
NATIONAL
October 5, 2007 | Michael Finnegan, Times Staff Writer
Mitt Romney and Rudolph W. Giuliani clashed over taxes Thursday in a flare-up that illustrated a sharpening rivalry between the two leading contenders for the Republican presidential nomination. Campaigning in southern New Hampshire, Romney pounded Giuliani's fiscal record as mayor of New York. The Giuliani campaign snapped back, calling Romney a hypocrite who as governor of Massachusetts showed little restraint with public money.
SPORTS
May 25, 1999 | From From Staff and Wire Reports
Tiger Woods hadn't won anywhere since Feb. 14, so his three-stroke victory in the Deutsche Bank Open golf tournament Monday in Heidelberg, Germany, was welcome. So was the $200,000 he earned in his first European tour event on the continent, as well as the reported $1 million in appearance money he got. Woods holed a 25-foot birdie putt on the 15th hole, his only birdie on the back nine, and finished with his third consecutive 68, four under par.
NEWS
January 14, 2000 | From Associated Press
Jane Swift gave birth to a baby girl three weeks before her election as Massachusetts' lieutenant governor in 1998, rankling conservatives who said a woman shouldn't combine career and family. Now she's giving them plenty of reason to say, "I told you so." After a weeklong furor, the state's most prominent working mom apologized Wednesday for using aides to baby-sit and for taking a state police helicopter to get home because 14-month-old Elizabeth Ruth had pneumonia.
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