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Seal of the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts


Monday, January 6, 2003.

Met at one minute past eleven o’clock A.M.


The following resolutions (having been filed with the Clerk) were severally considered forthwith, as follows:—

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Berry) “on the occasion of the twenty-fifth anniversary of Hospice of the North Shore”;

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Berry) “honoring James H. Scanlan of Salem”;

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Pacheco) “on the occasion of the retirement of John L. Viveiros”; and

Resolutions (filed by Mrs. Sprague) “congratulating Brendan Thomas Linus Mercier of Walpole upon his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout.”
The rules were suspended, on motion of Ms. Melconian, in each instance, and the resolutions were severally adopted.

Order Adopted.

On motion of Ms. Fargo,—

Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn to meet again on Thursday next at eleven o’clock A.M.

Adjournment in Memory of Judge Allan McGuane.

Mr. Rosenberg moved that when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn in memory of Judge Allan McGuane, a former Representative from Greenfield who died New Year’s Day, 2003.

Judge McGuane was born in Eastern Massachusetts and lived there until he moved with his family to Greenfield and lived there until he entered the United States Naval Academy. After receiving his law degree from Boston University School of Law, Judge McGuane returned and practiced law in Greenfield. Judge McGuane was a member of the House of Representatives from 1960 to 1975 when then Governor Dukakis appointed him to the Greenfield District Court. He served there until his retirement in 1992, establishing a standard of congeniality and respect in and out of the courtroom. The motion prevailed.

Accordingly, as a mark of respect to the memory of Judge Allan McGuane, on motion of Mr. Knapik, at four minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet again on the following Thursday at eleven o’clock A.M.