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>> now on "newscenter 5 weekend eyeopener" -- mike: it' s going to start to feel a whole lot more like january. the snow i' m tracking and when it' s coming in. antoinette: a desperate search for a dozen missing marines is expanding. the family of a corporal from hingham holding out hope this morning. doug: celebration in patriots nation, and a big win for new england. tom brady thinking ahead to the next game on the road to the super bowl. announcer: you are watching wcvb , boston' s news leader. good morning. eyeopener." it is 10:00. it' i' m antoinette antonio.
m doug meehan. we had a beautiful sunrise, but things are changing. mike: we won' t see the sunset because the cloud cover will come rolling in. because the cloud cover is coming in, we will not get it to warm things up. this storm is way down the coast. it will track offshore but close enough to throw moisture overnight. this is tracking in for the morning commute. two chances of seeing snow. here is the first one. we may get some of this later tonight. we wait for this one to come through during the morning. during the morning commute, we get more snow followed by cold air. these systems don' t have a lot of moisture, but i' m thinking one to three along the coast. most of this happening in the morning and tonight. there could be slippery spots especially for the morning commute.
i will show you how chilly it will get and when winchell' s will go below zero in a few minutes. >> it was a great win, it took everything we got. >> a smiling tom brady and a pumped-up tb12 leading the pats to a 27-20 win over the chiefs. the victory putting the patriots back in the afc championship game next week. antoinette: brady threw for two touchdowns to rob gronkowski. and this in the second. brady going in for the sneak and , he' s in for the touchdown. plenty of key plays for the patriots, and a welcome sight for fans with julian edelman back on the field. now it' s on to the afc championship. the patriots will either face the broncos in denver or the steelers here at home for a spot in super bowl 50. >> they are two great teams.
it will take our best effort to beat them. whoever it is. antoinette: the patriots now trying to become the first team to win back-to-back nfl titles since they did it in 2003-2004. doug: after a week of turmoil, last night' s victory was sweet relief and reason to celebrate. while brady says it may not matter who they will face next week, fans are hoping they will be back at gillette. reporter: the celebration began at gillette right after the patriots victory over the chiefs. fans honoring the team that marches to the beat of its own drum. >> it felt like it was 21 points. >> it is uncharacteristic of a bill belichick and tom brady team. you saw who they are tonight. reporter: new england are
i want to kiss you all over and no her again reporter: the road to the super bowl is one-stop shorter. >> going to the afc championship five straight years. can you feel it? everybody feels it. reporter: the yet i is ready and so is this fan sporting a custom-made hat. next week' fifth consecutive afc england. leads to another super bowl appearance and a fifth super bowl ring. antoinette: right now, a desperate search continues off the coast of hawaii. a marine from hingham among 12 missing after two military the search now entering a third day. christopher orlando' s friends
frank holland is here with the latest on the search. frank: antoinette, right now dozens of rescuers are scouring the debris off the coast of oahu looking for survivors. in hingham, there is still a strong sense of hope. friends and even strangers are praying for chris to come home. the 23-year-old corporal is a flight crew chief. his family releasing a statement yesterday, thanking everyone who continues to pray for their son, and the other missing marines. so far search efforts have been low visibility. thursday night' s incident is just the latest in a series of marine corps helicopter crashes in the past year. number of mishaps in a row, it is time doing wrong. is it training, the airplanes, the way they are being operated? frank: the area where the search is focused is known to surfers as the 7 mile miracle. the south shore surfing community is just hoping it lives up to that name. corporal orlando is an avid
they are praying he will come home to ride the waves again. officials say rescue crews will continue to search for several more days. no word yet on the cause of the crash. doug? doug: breaking right now, a plane carrying freed americans has left iran. possibly among them a hearing a man among several americans released overnight. matt trevithick was in prison for 40 days. four other americans were also released under a negotiated prisoner exchange. the release of the american prisoners comes as the nuclear deal with iran goes into effect lifting sanctions and making audience of dollars available to the iranian government. secretary of state kerry hailing the release is a victory for american diplomacy. three of the americans have been held prisoner for longer than
the former marine held for more than four years after an arrest on spying charges visiting his grandmother in tehran. " washington post" bureau chief held for a year and a half after a closed trial and conviction on espionage charges. the pastor imprisoned since july for organizing home churches in iran. all spent time at iran' s notorious prison where they were allegedly subjected to beatings, solitary confinement, and psychological abuse. two other americans were released including a student named matthew trevithick, arrested a few months ago. last month, president obama and really dismissed suggestions he was not working hard enough to get the prisoners released. president obama: the notion i am content with americans languishing in iranian jails is nonsense.
in the slot, the f.b.i. agent who disappeared during a 2007 visit to iran. his whereabouts are still unknown. u.s. officials have yet to confirm all of the prisoners are flying back. antoinette: police responded to a request for a check around 5:00 last night. when they arrived, they found two residents dead. the da' s office says this is an isolated incident and there is no threat to public safety. an update now to an early morning fire in roslindale leaving several people without a home. we brought this to you as breaking news yesterday when flames broke out at a condo in dale village. boston fire officials say smoking material caused the fire. the red cross is now helping out 14 people who were displaced. doug: arlington police subdue a woman wielding this knife preventing a potential suicide by cop situation. the 32-year-old had barricaded herself inside an apartment on grove street threatening to kill herself.
in, they say the woman charged at officers with the knife. an officer deployed a beanbag round which struck the woman and disarmed her. 5 on the opioid crisis in brockton, the mayor calling the current situation a public health crisis. with the recent spike in overdoses over the last couple of days mayor bill carpenter is , hoping to get more addicts the treatment they desperately need. he' s announced the champion plan with a goal of expanding resources for addicts rather than putting them behind bars. similar to the program in gloucester brockton is and treatment centers. the plan expected to be in place sometime next month. more support for new guidelines for prescribing opioids for chronic pain. 36 attorney' s general from across the country including massachusetts a.g. maura healey have signed a letter urging the cdc to adopt the guidelines. the national association of attorney' s general says the guidance will help doctors and other health care workers balance the potential harms and benefits of opioid use. antoinette: president obama is
unemployment insurance. the president says they would offer more security to unemployed americans and encourage more people to rejoin the workforce. president obama: if a hard-working american loses her job regardless of what state she lives in, we should make sure she can get help to retrain for her next job. antoinette: the president' s proposal would require states to provide wage insurance to workers who lose their jobs and find new employment at lower pay. it would be available to workers who were with their prior employer for three years and make less than $50,000 a year in their new job. he also wants to require all states to provide at least 26 weeks of unemployment insurance. and water crisis is reaching a new level of urgency in michigan. doug: the help the obama administration is offering one city through a public health crisis. you may remember this a wild
you may recall the former taco bell executive in the back of an uber violently attacking his driver. doug: well now, the tables are turned. frank holland is back with the new lawsuit. frank: they are going at it again. but this time it' s not physical. that passenger is now suing the driver. take another look at the video. benjamin golden became infamous for violently attacking his uber driver, and then apologizing. golden now says, he is a victim too. the former taco bell executive is filing a $5 million lawsuit against the uber driver he apparently attacked in southern california last fall. golden admitted he was drunk at the time. now he' s claiming the driver illegally videotaped the altercation, and he' s seeking damages for severe emotional distress, humiliation and anxiety. >> i have been trying not to read what is being said. i am not that person. frank: golden was charged with assault and battery. he' s pleading not guilty. those charges are still pending. golden was also sued by the uber driver, edward caban, for
the lawyer for the driver says the counter-lawsuit by golden, is bogus. doug? doug: thank you. the bruins family teaming up to help a hockey player severely injured on new year' s eve. now there is word that the team, the jacobs family, the bruins foundation, and t.d. garden pledged at least $200,000 to help denna laing. she suffered a significant spinal injury during the outdoor women' s winter classic at gillette stadium. laing' s parents say she has limited movement in her arms and no feeling in her legs. bruins c.e.o. charlie jacobs said the donation is the first step in continuing support for laing' s recovery. announcer: now, your stormteam 5 forecast with meteorologist mike wankum. mike: in florida, they are cleaning up. two tornadoes struck. two people killed and several others injured. rescuers pulled at least one woman from records.
quite a bit of damage in florida. that system is the same when that will give us a chance of short. it has been powerful. see the big low-pressure south. that is where we saw severe weather taking place. it has been a couple days of severe weather. now it is pushing off the coast and no longer bothering the sunshine state. this area of moisture is lifting north. it is just on our doorstep starting to lift in. this will be tracking well offshore but close enough to us that it will throw some moisture at us. that is why i have some snow in the forecast. doug was mentioning the beautiful sunrise. we also have this great one from christine. you can see over the water, a spectacular sunrise this morning. picture. we love to share them. tweet them to us. clear skies over boston, 35 degrees.
the wind chill is not bad. this may be one of the nicer days for a while because i have cold temperatures coming in. 3:00 this afternoon, cloud cover has folded across the area and it is wall-to-wall clouds. toward the cape, that is the storm system i was showing you in florida. the center is way off but close enough to throw some moisture. these bands set up including boston. they don' t make it far inland. this is where they will be at midnight. there may be some mix over the cape. bands of snow are near the shoreline. not much going on inland. morning event for snow. about 6:00 in the morning coming associated with an arctic front. you will go through nothing crazy, and move on quickly. during the snow, you could get an inch or more, reduced
clears. that is happening during the morning commute tomorrow. the of snow there and inland. when that goes through, we have the cold blowing in. behind it. that is some of the coldest air so far this season. snowfall totals will be heaviest at the coast. is tricky. if they set up right, you get heavy snow around rockport. we will have to keep a close eye on that overnight. inland, we have a dusting to one inch during the morning. here is your seven-day forecast. today, sunshine giving way to cloud cover. tomorrow, snow showers. tuesday it is cold and windy. tuesday morning. they won' t get much out of the afternoon. friday.
models are all over the place. now it looks like it may get to us. we will wait and see. be advised monday morning could be slippery spots because of the storm squalls. doug: 10:19. some of the stories we are following now. antoinette: we are learning more about the deadly raid in burkina faso. an american missionary' s mother now confirming her son was among is those killed when al-qaeda cafe. at least 28 people died in the attack. the victims were from 18 different countries. doug: the white house has declared a state of emergency in michigan freeing up to $5 million in federal aid to immediately assist with the public health crisis there. the drinking water in the city of flint and surrounding areas is contaminated with lead. fema will step in to coordinate responses and cover the costs for much of the water and filters the residents need.
windows eight and no longer offering updates. about 50 million people around the world are using the operating system. but there will no longer be updates to help block new viruses or protect from hackers. microsoft is stopping tech support to try to encourage people to upgrade to 8.1 or windows 10. it is an impressive group of 8th graders kicking off a year of community service yesterday. antoinette: 351 one of them to be exact. the student ambassadors all chosen by their teachers to represent the 351 towns and cities across the commonwealth. congressman seth moulton attended the project 351 wrap up party at the jfk library yesterday. the event was timely to honor the legacy of dr. martin luther king, jr. with a full day of team-based service projects in boston. a new national treasure meets his fans.
blue skies fading fast as cloud cover starts to work in. we will have gray skies the rest of the afternoon and then snow tonight. it may not get into worcester until tomorrow morning. we have light snow in the forecast. disappearing. by 9:00 tonight, toward the cape we get snow developing. cape and and cape cod seeing the most likely spots. an arctic front comes through in the morning giving us a shot of snow during the morning commute. i don' t agree will get more than an inch or two out of it. behind that front, there is the cold air coming in. plenty of sunshine but not warm this week. maybe another chance of snow next weekend. and when antoinette: mike wankum is a wealth of knowledge. doug: somebody has been googling. [laughter]
s capital as thousands of panda fans lined up for their first glimpse of bei bei at the national zoo. antoinette: the adorable five month old panda cub is barely 22 pounds, but he' s already a social media heavyweight. this was the moment a panda cap making his public debut to the squeals of delight. the first thing the sleeping baby bear does is shy away from the spotlight. meet the national zoo' s five-month-old panda. since his birth, he has enjoyed babyhood in private. but finally, thousands from all over the world got to line up to see him for the first time. >> pandemonium. antoinette: his name means " precious treasure" in chinese. wild.
5 million hits and counting on the national zoo' s giant panda cam since he was born. >> he is popular. antoinette: a charmer and rascal, he spent most of his baby days snoozing making his eager fans wait. >> where waiting for him to wake up. antoinette: after all, being that adorable has got to be exhausting. just five ounces when he was born. tiny little guy. doug: all grown up. he is growing. new this morning some lawmakers , in lawrence looking to restrict pan handling. antoinette: the areas they believe should be off limits. a rescue delayed. the reason it took so long to find a car crash victim. >> gorgeous. no swells. enjoy the morning because things
the landmark deal that negotiated the release. doug: the final push ahead of the first contest. announcer: you are watching wcvb , boston' s news leader. good morning. this is "newscenter 5 weekend eyeopener." doug: good sunday morning. a day for the heat heat to get out. antoinette: maybe not for the rest of us because we have snow moving in tonight. mike: it is not a lot. tomorrow, we have another shot. we have two chances for it. morning. on the satellite, we have cloud starting to roll in. we are starting to get rid of the sunshine. of today. moisture.
i' m thinking we will not see anything until the evening. that storm system is a big one heading offshore. we will get a piece of it. this one is going to ask the -- this was going to give us a chance of seeing moisture tomorrow morning. neither is very organized. this is out here. on the fringes, we could get snow at the cape. i am thinking that will be where we see the savviest -- steadiest snow at one to three inches. this comes in tomorrow morning during the morning commute. these don' t have a lot of snow, a dusting to maybe an inch. some areas could get two inches. it happens quick. tomorrow morning' s commute could be slow. on the snow, 123 inches -- one to two inches.
berkshires, 1 to 3. we will talk about the arctic last in a few minutes. doug: americans freed in a prisoner exchange on their way back to the u.s. antoinette: frank holland a local connection. frank: the man from him was the fifth released friday. he was detained for 40 days in the infamous prison. the boston university graduate traveled to iran for an intensive language program. he previously spent time working in iraq and turkey, but it is imprisoned. the u.s. yesterday. four other americans were released under an exchange that includes the reporter. the u.s. will free seven iranians from american custody. the release of the americans
against iran related to the nuclear program were lifted. secretary of state john kerry says the events were not directly related but the nuclear slot. antoinette: commitment 2016. debate stage in south carolina tonight. this will be the final debate for bernie sanders, hillary malley caucuses. yesterday, the trio attended an annual fish fry hosted by congressman jim clyburn. before that, all candidates three spoke at the first in the south dinner, hosted by the democratic party. meanwhile, boston mayor marty walsh spent the day in the granite state stumping for hillary clinton. he and other volunteers pounded the pavement and knocked on doors, kicking off a grassroots canvassing campaign. right now, clinton is fighting to regain her lead in the race, with polls showing sanders gaining traction in iowa and new hampshire. doug: donald trump was also back
continues to lead in the polls. he teamed up with a familiar face in massachusetts politics, former u.s. senator scott brown. our sera congi was there. sera: a familiar face to new england politics, former senator of massachusetts scott brown welcoming the g.o.p. front runner for president. donald trump rallied the crowd of 1000 at a car dealership appearing with brown who has organized a series of political events. donald trump: whether new hampshire or iowa, we are doing well. >> he is a strong candidate. i think he is going to do what he says he is going to do. when he sets goals, he accomplishes when he sets out to do. donald trump: illegal immigrants are treated better than our vets. sera: donald trump encouraged brown to return to politics with
>> i' m helping others get involved in new hampshire and massachusetts. sera: brown has not endorsed any candidate but supports some of trump' s views. >> border security, national security. sera: he says he hears from voters who want trump to be more respectful. >> i like some of the positions he presents. but his mannerism is something i find offensive. sera: a mannerism new hampshire voters will judge in the first primary january 9. sera congi, wcvb newscenter 5. doug: jeb bush also on the campaign trail making several stops across the new hampshire yesterday the former florida governor hosted town halls in amherst and hampstead. bush defended his foreign policy, including plans for a no-fly zone over syria. senator rand paul was there as
he spoke with a few dozen supporters at a pizza shop in newport. earlier this week paul chose not , to take part in the gop under-card debate, but instead his campaign says he reached at least voters through national tv 7 million appearances, and paul telling voters there' s no place for donald trump in the gop. antoinette: look at this car flipped upside-down onto its roof. right now state police , investigating this deadly crash in peabody. the one-car crash happened on route 1 northbound at lowell street just after 7:00 last night. the victim, a 46-year-old man from peabody, has not been identified. waltham police searching for a bank robbery suspect, the armed thief caught on camera. it happened at the td bank on second avenue friday. the suspect dressed in a black hoodie, black ski mask, and dark sunglasses. police describing the weapon as a semi-automatic handgun, the bank teller said it appeared to be real.
to call waltham police. doug: new this morning, the lawrence city council is planning to hold a public hearing on monday on a proposal to limit panhandling. that would include making it a crime to ask for money near a bank or atm. mayor daniel rivera says this is intended to discourage people going to lawrence to buy heroin. he says they often spend all the money they have on the drug and leave themselves without the money needed to get home. antoinette: on the road to the super bowl. the patriots with a big win over the kansas city chiefs yesterday. it felt like the patriots took a time machine back to week 10 in this game. edelman was back. gronk was strong. and as bob halloran tells us, it' s full steam ahead into the afc championship. bob: it had been a while since we have seen these patriots, but they wasted no time reintroducing themselves. opening drive, julian edelman makes a couple of first down big catches. tom brady pulls down a
and hits gronk with a touchdown, same as it ever was. >> making sure i was ready to go . in big games like this, you have to put extra work in if you are at the practice field or not. everything worked out well. bob: that led to a second touchdown that made it 21-6 patriots. it was clear that patriots are back. >> there are only four teams play next weekend and we are one of them. again means a lot. we have to try to get as healthy as we can and put together the best game of the year. bob: the patriots are back in the afc championship game. put it high on the list of the greatest coach-quarterback
antoinette: they are a great team, the two of them -- and everyone else. doug: it never gets old. i would like another one. keep them coming. antoinette: protecting the public in an active shooter situation. doug: coming up, a local company' s cutting edge technology that can save lives in a crisis. frank? frank: a car crash victim is recovering after he was stuck out in the cold for hours. i will tell you the reason it took rescuers so long to find him. p with dunkin's chicken apple sausage sandwich. enjoy sweet apple and savory sausage together for under 400 calories. america runs on dunkin'. mornings. they' re bad breath, bad hair and a bad case of the mondays. p help you pull it together. they' and shuffling. p and bathrooms that get
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rollover crash on interstate 89 friday night. when they arrived, all they found with a 2003 buick. >> we checked for the driver. there was some blood in the vehicle. no driver was located in the area. frank: new hampshire state police say the driver was driving southbound when he veered off the road striking a guard rail. officers did not know if he left the scene or was ejected. officers checked hospitals and with family, but he could not be found. >> that is when we searched northbound on the same side and located someone who appeared to have slid down the embankment and footprints heading north. franklin they asked for assistance from the k-9 unit. >> it was ice and snow. tough terrain. frank: police say he made it dangerous trek through ice and snow and across a fast-moving book. the k-9 unit got him unconscious
>> he found him before we did. he put his nose to his face. it startled the guy and he sat up. frank: fire crews extended a ladder over the brook to pull him to safety. >> they did a great job of saving him. frank: borneman could also face charges for drug possession. the cause of the crash is still under investigation. troopers say speed appears to be a factor. frank holland, wcvb newscenter 5. announcer: now, your storm team five forecast with meteorologist mike wankum. mike: i am talking about snow. we have not seen much. a few hours ago, nothing but sunshine. now the gray skies have moved in and we are waiting for the snow. this year, we have only picked up 1.2 inches. last year it time, we had 5.5 and were supposed to have almost a foot and half by this time.
i think we will be adding to the total tonight. we did add some yesterday. it was not much. one inch seemed likely . north, snowfall totals go up. that is what happens this time. we have another system coming in. yesterday it was warm, primarily a rain event. today we have a temperature of 35. it will not go up much. a wind chill index of 27. a spectacular start to the day. with the cloud cover, temperatures will not go up much more. 35 in boston. we have a lot of temperatures in the mid to upper 30' s. we might see a couple of 40' s over nantucket but that is the extent of it. we will talk about the systems coming in. we have one to the west and one to the south. this is the first one that will affect us.
was in florida earlier this morning and starting to throw clouds at us. we had beautiful skies early this morning. now you can see not far behind there is rain and snow. that is what we are watching and tracking coming through the area. mostly cloudy today around 32 to 38. tonight, we have snow coming in, primarily at the coast. inland areas will have to wait until tomorrow morning during the commute. 5:00 tonight, sprinkles over the outer cape. this might be warm enough it is rain more than anything else. very light. we start to get cooler temperatures and more moisture. snow showers around plymouth. maybe a mix over hyannis. it works its way over toward cape ann. colder, better dynamics. this may be where we see our heaviest snow.
we have to wait until this cold front comes through tomorrow morning. that will give us a better chance of seeing snow across the area. tomorrow, the sun comes out for a little while. it is not very warm. as this system goes by, the coldest air of the season will settle over the top of us. it will be windy as well. snowfall totals, 123 inches. the heaviest will be probably around rockport. lesser amounts on the outer cape. the dusting to one inch i will attribute to the snow showers tomorrow morning moving through. here is the way the seven-day forecast looks. we have sunshine midweek. it is cool sunshine with temperatures in the 20' s and 30' s. i want to caution you about tuesday morning. the wind will be 15 to 30 miles an hour. 12-degree range.
it does not improve much during the day. brace yourself for some of the coldest air of the season. doug: bruins faithful still showing up to the garden during the patriots game last night and at least they got a good show against the maple leafs. patrice bergeron scores 45 seconds into this one. toronto would tie the game at 2-2. but bruins find their footing. and with just 47 seconds left in the game, brad marchand with the long slapshot to put the game away. bruins win an exciting one 3-2 at the garden. and talk about excitement. there is something to adding a third great chapter to boston sports. the celtics adding a great third chapter to the day in boston sports on the road against the wizards. avery bradley adding a big three with 30 seconds to go giving the celtics another slight edge. five seconds to go smart finds , jay crowder for the layup. it is good. john wall takes it the length of the
celtics win. antoinette: this morning we are highlighting our new series spot-lighting local people and companies on the cutting edge of their fields. mike: first up, new state of the art technology that can help save lives, if the unthinkable ever happened. a mass shooting. on the battlefield, knowing where in be gunshots come from saves lives and cuts through the fog of war. using special microphones, it was proven hundreds of times in iraq and afghanistan. >> knowing we are doing it in the u.s. as well as overseas is rewarding. reporter: they took the technology used on the battlefield and brought it into the classroom. it was first installed in a school and went through two years of testing. now this technology is in a few dozen buildings across the country. >> the sensors are installed in the ceilings or walls. very benign, don' t even notice it. i don'
reporter: we had to ask where it was. >> that was the intent of the design. reporter: the company says it is 100% reliable with no false alarms. this is only a drill. a gun is fired pretty instantly, the sensor identifies the location. it is sent to the police department on a map showing the exact location of the gunfire. simultaneously, a warning is sent to all responding officers on their cellphones. confusion. and they don' t have to wait to enter a building, precious seconds that can save lives. >> how long does it take to hide, call 911, have the dispatcher calm you down. now instantaneously, we know where the shot came from.
antoinette: welcome back. the district attorney and police are investigating a murder-suicide. police responded to our request for a well-being check on forest street around five last night. when they arrived they found two residents were dead. the d.a.' s office says this is an isolated incident and there is no threat to public safety. doug: right now, a desperate search continues off the coast of hawaii. a marine from hingham among 12 missing after two military helicopters crashed. 23-year-old christopher orlando' s friends and family are holding out hope. the search entering its third day, but so far efforts have been hampered by choppy waves and low visibility. no word yet on what caused that crash. antoinette: a hingham man is among a group of americans just released from prison in iran. matthew trevithick detained for 40 days is on his way home right now. four other americans were also released under a negotiated prisoner exchange, including "washington post" reporter jason rezaian. as part of the exchange, the u.s. will free iranians from
doug: still time left in the weekend to get out there. mike: we are waiting for the snow later this evening. we have a chance of snow tonight and another chance tomorrow. sunshine late in the day. it is chilly. it is january. doug: funny how we forget. mike: we had warm temperatures but not now. doug: thank you for spending your morning with us. "on the record" is next. antoinette: have a great week. announcer: this is an editorial by the president and general manager. >> in 20 14, more than 1000 massachusetts resident start of open we -- opioid-related overdoses.
and governor baker has openly predicted the tragic toll will spike further unless these spark a dramatic change in how we handle the epidemic. this week, the house unanimously initial painkiller prescriptions cities and towns set up drop bosses discarded. the house bill differs from the governor' s stronger proposal which limits initial prescriptions to three days and lets doctors commit patience involuntarily to treatment facilities for up to 72 hours if considered in immediate danger. the senate passed its own version of the bill last fall focusing on curbing addiction through education and prevention. a start but not enough. frankly, the stalinist elements of all three proposals need to be reconciled and melded into an aggressive plan of action.
federal government. but massachusetts residents can take heart that this governor and legislature have proven they can find compromises and work together. there is genuine optimism demanded by a need for action that the governor can soon sign a competence of reform bill. that would be the best news of the new year. not only for those individuals whose dependency can become an addiction, but also for the dramatically increasing number of families scarred by this