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                                                                                     Wednesday, December 5, 2012

In the news
Senator John F. Kerry and
                                                         STATE HUNTS AN ARSONIST                                                                                                                                       Patrick
other backers fell five votes
short of the 66 needed to
                                                        Sees connections in rash of suspicious fires in southeastern region
ratify an international treaty
aimed at advancing the

rights of the disabled. A2.                                                                            RECENT ARSONS
                                                                                                     AND SUSPICIOUS FIRES
Iran said it has captured an
American drone over the                                            13   Nov. 27, Quincy
Persian Gulf, but the US Navy

quickly denied the claim. A5.
                                                                        15   Dec. 2, Weymouth
Defense lawyers assailed                                       7   Nov. 18, Holbrook
Timothy P. Cahill’s campaign
operatives during closing ar-                       Nov. 13, Easton
guments in the trial of the
former state treasurer for al-
                                                                                14 Nov. 27, Hanson
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Says $540m gap
leged ethics violations. B1.                             24                                                                                                                                                            in budget makes
Rebels and regime forces
                                                             Nov. 26, Halifax 11
                                                                                 12 Nov. 26, Plympton                                                                                                                  cuts necessary
clashed in Damascus, raising                            16 Dec. 3,
worries that the capital will                              Raynham                      9 Nov. 23, Kingston                                                                                                                  By Noah Bierman
                                                                         8        44                                                                                           GEORGE RIZER FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE
become Syria’s next major                                               Nov. 22,                                                                                                                                                  GLOBE STAFF

battleground. A3.                                                                                  3
                                                                  495 Middleborough
                                                            5                                                                                     TUESDAY — Building at Raynham dog track site.                           Governor Deval Patrick an-
                                                         Nov. 10,           2 fires, late Sept. and Oct. 23,                                                                                                           nounced an array of state bud-
The Bill & Melinda Gates                                 Raynham                                                                                                                                                       get cuts to help cover a $540
                                                                            1 3 Middleborough
Foundation will award a                                                               4                                              2 fires,                                                                          million shortfall Tuesday, in-
$3.25 million grant to foster                                                                                                       Sept. 29,                                                                          cluding a further reduction in
                                                                                     Nov. 9, Middleborough
collaboration among Bos-                                                                                                             Nov. 24                                                                           the money local communities
ton’s school system, charter                                                                                               2                                                                                           use to pay teachers and fire-
                                                                                                                               10   Sandwich
schools, and parochial                                                                                                                                                                                                 fighters.
                                                        5 MILES
schools. B1.                                                                                                                                                                                                              Patrick said the midyear
                                                                                                                         13                                                                                            budget gap is a direct result of
                                                    TIMELINE                                                           8
                                                                                                           4          1014                                                                                             the economic uncer tainty
                                                       1 2                           3                        6    7  9 11              16
                                                                                                            5                                                                                                          caused by failed fiscal cliff ne-
                                                     SEPT                      OCT                                NOV   12               DEC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       gotiations, which could trigger
                                                   SOURCES: State and local fire officials; news reports          DAVID BUTLER/GLOBE STAFF                                                                             federal spending cuts and tax
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       increases at the start of the new
                                                        By Brian MacQuarrie                      sheds for what might be the                                                                                           year.
                                                                   GLOBE STAFF                   simple thrill of momentary                                                                                               The cuts in the $32.5 billion
                                                                                                                                                                             ARAM BOGHOSIAN FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE
                                                       RAYNHAM — The charred                     excitement.                                                                                                           budget, some of which need
                                                   sites began appearing across                      “We ask the public to be vigi-               NOV. 27 — Home on Quincy Avenue in Quincy.                           legislative approval, are expect-
                                                   Southeastern Massachusetts in                 l a n t ,” S t a t e F i r e M a r s h a l                                                                            ed to have a direct impact on
                                                   late September, a growing clus-               Stephen Coan said Tuesday                                                                                             residents. They include cuts of
                                                   ter of at least 16 suspicious fires           after the Raynham blaze had                                                                                           $9 million in local aid, $11 mil-
                                                   from Quincy to Sandwich that                  been extinguished. “Investiga-                                                                                        lion in special education, $5
                                                   is feared to be the destructive               tors believe this fire may be                                                                                         million in reimbursements for
                                                   work of a serial arsonist.                    connected to the series of fires.”                                                                                    towns to bus homeless stu-
Riot police fired tear gas in                          The latest fire, ruled an                     Many of the fires have                                                                                            dents, and across-the-board re-
Cairo as thousands of dem-                         arson, happened late Monday                   occurred at night, in secluded                                                                                        ductions in spending on the
onstrators converged on the                        night in a vacant outbuilding at              areas, and in unoccupied build-                                                                                       overburdened court system.
presidential palace to protest                     the old Raynham dog track,                    ings, apparently set for excite-                                                                                         Patrick also said restrictions
the hurriedly completed                            only one day after another un-                ment rather than revenge, prof-                                                                                       on state hiring that began in
draft constitution. A4.                            explained fire erupted at a                   it, or to injure. An arsonist with                                                                                    October would result in 700
                                                   building in Weymouth.                         such motivations, federal stud-                                                                                       fewer state workers than the
Reebok International Ltd.                              State and local fire officials            ies show, is typically a single                                                                                       budget projected.
will cut about 65 positions                        are intensifying their investiga-             white male with a criminal                                                                                                             BUDGET, Page A6
from its Canton headquar-                          tion, hoping to put a quick end               record and limited education.
                                                                                                                                                                             ARAM BOGHOSIAN FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE
ters in a restructuring by the                     to the random torching of                         Although those traits can
struggling apparel maker. B5.                      vacant buildings, homes, and                                       ARSON, Page A11             NOV. 27 — Building on Main Street in Hanson.

The state will launch a study
of the underground econo-
my with hopes of gauging
how much is lost each year
in unpaid taxes. B5.
                                                Deduction cap would hit the comfortable bidding
Globe Santa will bring
Christmas joy to a young boy
                                                 By Christopher Rowland
                                                            GLOBE STAFF                 could
                                                                                            rich, fairly well-off, or merely
                                                                                            upper-middle-class, you are in
                                                                                                                                             Fallback for GOP
                                                                                                                                             The party may agree to ex-
                                                                                                                                                                                    the slice of America that relies
                                                                                                                                                                                    most heavily on tax deductions

trying to adjust to life in a                      WASHINGTON — Say you                     the crosshairs of the Washing-                   tend middle-class tax cuts and         for mortgage interest, state
shelter for the homeless. B2.                   live in Massachusetts (or New               ton tax debate.                                  defer other battles to 2013. A8        and local taxes, and charitable
                                                York, or California, or Illinois).              House Republicans’ pro-                                                             contributions to reduce their
Have a news tip? E-mail                         You and your spouse earn sala-              posals to cap or even eliminate                  ers who populate financial dis-        annual taxes, specialists say.
newstip@globe.com or call
617-929-TIPS (8477). Oth-
                                                ries commensurate with your
                                                advanced degrees, together
                                                                                            itemized deductions would ex-
                                                                                            act a bigger toll on upper- to
                                                                                                                                             tricts and research parks. They
                                                                                                                                             drive base-model BMWs and
                                                                                                                                                                                       The rise in annual tax pay-
                                                                                                                                                                                    ments to the federal govern-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Tribal area may
er contact information, B2.                     bringing home $250,000 to                   high-income earners in the                       have timeshares in Florida,            ment for people in these in-       open to others
                                                $500,000. You make monthly                  professional classes.                            not their own private islands.         come ranges could reach into
                                                mortgage payments on a nice                     These earners are not the                        They are comfortable but           the thousands and perhaps               By Mark Arsenault
                                                house in a suburb where prop-               Warren Buffetts and the Mitt                     still worry about college tu-          tens of thousands of dollars,                 GLOBE STAFF
                                                erty taxes are steep.                       Romneys. They are the smart-                     itions, retirement savings, va-        depending on the details and          The state gambling commis-
“To put the matter blunt­                          Whether you call yourself                ly suited, rank-and-file achiev-                 cation money — and they are                      DEDUCTIONS, Page A8      sion made its first tentative step
ly, in a time of scarce                                                                                                                                                                                                toward opening Southeastern
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Massachusetts to commercial
public dollars, it simply
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       casino development, discussing

                                                                                                                                        With mathematical
doesn’t make sense for                                                                                                                                                                                                 a proposal Tuesday to accept
strapped urban districts                                                                                                                                                                                               applications from commercial
to pay traditional school                                                                                                                                                                                              developers even as the Mashpee
teachers more for a lon­
ger day when charter
                                                                                                                                     precision, mystery solved                                                         Wampanoag continue to pur-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       sue a tribal casino in the region.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The commission indicated
schools can and will de­
liver more learning time
                                                                                                                                    Student plumbs R.I. founder’s shorthand                                            that it would probably drop the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       commercial bids if the tribe
for less.” A13.                                                                                                                            By Martine Powers                    stumped researchers for years.         makes significant progress on

                                                                                                                                                 GLOBE STAFF                        Mason-Brown used a mix of sta-     winning approval for its casino,
                                                                                                                                                ucas Mason-Brown, a             tistical analysis and historical re-   creating a potential risk for
Inside                                                                                                                                          senior at Brown Univer-         search to reveal the meaning of        would-be developers.
Features               Classified                                                                                                               sity, was an unlikely           some of the theologian’s last writ-       To m a k e a p i t c h i n t h e
Business            B5­9 Bus. opport.      B7
Deaths          B10­12 Com. r. estate B7                                                                                                        candidate to help un-           ings, a series of extensive notes      region, they would have to
Editorials           A12 Legal notices     B4                                                                                                   lock the secrets of a cen-      written in the margins of a 234-       make a significant investment,
Lottery                 B2 g                                                                                                        turies-old New England manu-                page book by an unknown author.        including payment of a
Weather               B13 TV/Radio, Comics,
                           Crossword, Sudoku,
                                                                                                                                    script.                                         The deciphered content of the      $400,000 state application fee,
© 2012 Globe Newspaper Co. KenKen, Movies,                                                                                              First, he’s a math major.               shorthand, while interesting, isn’t    in pursuit of a commercial
                           Horoscope                                                                                                    Second, he’s not exactly an ex-         groundbreaking: some of the writ-      casino license that may never
                                                                                                                                    pert on 17th-century theologians.           ing is notes on other essays, while    be issued.
     For breaking news, updated                                                                                                         “When we started,” said Mason-          one section outlines Williams’s be-       “This would pose a calculat-
 stories, and more, visit our website:
                                                                                                                                    Brown, who hails from Belmont, “I           liefs on baptizing Native American     ed risk,” acknowledged com-
     BostonGlobe.com                                                                                                                knew absolutely nothing about               children. (He was against it.)         mission chairman Stephen
                                                                                                                                    Roger Williams.”                                “It’s not a Dan Brown novel,”      Crosby, who also noted that
                                                                                                                                        Mason-Brown, 21, is part of a           Mason-Brown said, referring to the     casino companies are in the
                                                                                                                                    small team of Brown students to             author of “The Da Vinci Code.”         business of taking odds.
                                                                                                                                    crack a previously undeciphered             But, he said, it’s “original commen-      Still, such a move would
                                                                                                                                    shorthand used by Williams, the             tary on several hot-button theolog-    probably be welcomed by
                                                                               GRETCHEN ERTL FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE
                                                                                                                                    religious thinker and founder of            ical issues of the time.”              potential commercial bidders,
                                                Lucas Mason-Brown knows the symbols by heart.                                       Rhode Island — a mystery that had                    ROGER WILLIAMS, Page A11                       CASINO, Page A6

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