March 12, 2008

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Surging cellphone bills
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Cops investigated on steroid use

As many as a dozen officers have been summoned to appear before a federal grand jury investigating steroid use and after-hours parties in the Boston Police Department - an offshoot of a probe that led to the convictions of three patrolmen last year, according to three law enforcement officials familiar with the case. (By Maria Cramer and Shelley Murphy, Boston Globe)

Slot machine revenue drops at N.E. casinos

As the debate heats up on allowing casinos in Massachusetts, the gambling industry in New England is cooling down. Slot machine revenues are off by more than 6 percent at Connecticut's casinos, Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun, in the five months ending Jan. 31, compared to a year ago. (By Sean P. Murphy, Boston Globe)

A divided Randolph grapples
with ultimatum to fix schools

A community once celebrated as having some of the best schools in the state now has schools rated among the worst. Amid an escalating financial crisis in recent years, 68 teachers have been laid off, two elementary schools have closed, and about half the classes at the high school have been cut. (By Tania deLuzuriaga, Boston Globe)

Obama rolls in Miss. election

Senator Barack Obama notched another victory over Senator Hillary Clinton in yesterday's Mississippi Democratic primary, further demonstrating his appeal in the Deep South but adding fuel to Clinton's argument that his success in the nomination race is built tenuously on states where Democrats face dim prospects in November. (By Scott Helman, Boston Globe)
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Thrills, chills, and fatalities

Headlights flashed on the horizon and the high-pitched whine of high-performance engines filled the air. Cliff Guerrette's Arctic Cat with flame decals blazed across the ice and snow on Rangeley Lake and slid to a stop. (By Michael Levenson, Boston Globe)

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