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Xaverian blows out Brockton in 42-6 rout

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BROCKTON — Friday night was the type of game that Xaverian football coach Al Fornaro loves, and not just because it was a win in what he believes is the best nonleague rivalry in the state.

His outstanding offensive line allowed the Hawks to do whatever they wanted offensively as junior Michael Oates ran for two touchdowns and senior Jake Gilbert threw for two more in a 42-6 rout of Brockton.

“I don’t get to coach the position anymore, which I’m not happy about, but I went down when they were doing a little 1-on-1s and I stopped the drill and told them, as an offensive line there is nothing more satisfying than moving a human being against his will, and we did that a lot tonight,” said Fornaro.

Xaverian (1-2) scored on five of its seven possessions with the first team offense — all TDs. The Hawks were essentially stopped just once as one series ended with a botched field goal attempt at the end of the half.

Oates piled up 124 yards on just 14 carries and had scoring runs of 24 and 39, the second of which made it 28-0 just two plays into the second half. BC-bound senior left tackle Jack Funke led the way up front, along with juniors Cole Canty, Kastriot Panariti and Jon Mould, and sophomore Andrew Dufault.

A sophomore cornerback with a name quite familiar to Hawks fans provided the highlight of the night when Charlie Comella, whose father Greg and uncles Matt and J.P. all starred for Xaverian, picked off a deep ball down the left sideline and zig-zagged his way 55 yards back to the end zone in the second quarter.

“He’s good. He’s got good bloodlines and I’m glad he’s here,” said Fornaro of Comella. “He is playing because he’s the best guy. Greg played for me and I’m told he’s not going to play if he’s not the best guy. The school pays my salary, not the parents.”

Comella also caught a 29-yard TD pass, running under a beautiful lofted toss from Gilbert, who finished 11-of-15 for 167 yards. Gilbert capped the scoring by hitting Brockton native Jonathan Monteiro for a 34-yard TD.

Boxers QB Jason Wotondi accounted for nearly all of the Brockton offense, throwing for 130 yards and a touchdown and running for 39 more.

Xaverian has now won nine of the last 10 contests between the teams and leads the rivalry 26-13 overall.

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Just what are “The Facebook Papers,” anyway?

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Just what are “The Facebook Papers,” anyway?

The Facebook Papers project represents a unique collaboration among 17 American news organizations, including The Associated Press. Journalists from a variety of newsrooms, large and small, worked together to gain access to thousands of pages of internal company documents obtained by Frances Haugen, the former Facebook product manager-turned-whistleblower.

A separate consortium of European news outlets had access to the same set of documents, and members of both groups began publishing content related to their analysis of the materials at 7 a.m. EDT on Monday, Oct. 25. That date and time was set by the partner news organizations to give everyone in the consortium an opportunity to fully analyze the documents, report out relevant details, and to give Facebook’s public relations staff ample time to respond to questions and inquiries raised by that reporting.

Each member of the consortium pursued its own independent reporting on the document contents and their significance. Every member also had the opportunity to attend group briefings to gain information and context about the documents.

The launch of The Facebook Papers project follows similar reporting by The Wall Street Journal, sourced from the same documents, as well as Haugen’s appearance on the CBS television show “60 Minutes” and her Oct. 5 Capitol Hill testimony before a U.S. Senate subcommittee.

The papers themselves are redacted versions of disclosures that Haugen has made over several months to the Securities and Exchange Commission, alleging Facebook was prioritizing profits over safety and hiding its own research from investors and the public.

These complaints cover a range of topics, from its efforts to continue growing its audience, to how its platforms might harm children, to its alleged role in inciting political violence. The same redacted versions of those filings are being provided to members of Congress as part of its investigation. And that process continues as Haugen’s legal team goes through the process of redacting the SEC filings by removing the names of Facebook users and lower-level employees and turns them over to Congress.

The Facebook Papers consortium will continue to report on these documents as more become available in the coming days and weeks.

“AP regularly teams up with other news organizations to bring important journalism to the world,” said Julie Pace, senior vice president and executive editor. “The Facebook Papers project is in keeping with that mission. In all collaborations, AP maintains its editorial independence.”

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Denver weather: A summer cameo on Monday followed by rain

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Denver weather: A summer cameo on Monday followed by rain

Denver will get a hint of summer on Monday, with Halloween less than a week away.

According to the National Weather Service in Boulder, Denver will near the record high of 84 degrees on Monday. Forecasters call for an 80-degree high under increasingly sunny skies. Temperatures will drop to 49 degrees overnight. The dry weather has pushed the NWS to issue a Red Flag Warning for parts of the Palmer Divide, Denver, Adams and Arapahoe Counties.

Denver will be wet on Tuesday, with a storm system bringing winds and precipitation. Mild and dry conditions will be replaced by stronger, cool winds with gusts up to 60 mph over the foothills. The mountains are going to see some snow, which will linger on the ridges into Wednesday morning.

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Morning fire destroys haunted house in Parker

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An early morning fire engulfed Flat Acres Farm in Parker, destroying a haunted house and lighting up the sky with flames.

The fire was first reported after 1 a.m. at 11321 Dransfeldt Road on Monday, according to South Metro Fire Rescue on Twitter.

More than 50 firefighters were called to the late blaze involving hay bales, south of Twenty Mile Road and west of Parker Road. Firefighters said a glow is visible from a distance, with smoke drifting north. The smoke might be visible for much of the morning.

The fire was contained around 2 a.m., but the scene remains active, with crews saying the fire will burn for some time.

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