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Wheelhouse Weekly – February 14, 2011

February 14th 2011

 

– Bridging the Information Gap With E-News You Can Use –

Volume 15 . . . . . Number 7. . . . February 14, 2011

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MM&P HOLIDAY SCHEDULE

On Monday, Feb. 21, all MM&P union halls, MM&P Plans, the MM&P Federal Credit Union and MM&P headquarters will be closed for Presidents’ Day. MM&P Pacific Ports are also closed on Monday, Feb. 14 for Lincoln’s Birthday, a contracted holiday.


WASHINGTON STATE FERRIES WORKERS NEED OUR SUPPORT!

MM&P has issued an emergency call to all members in Washington State, asking them to contact their legislators in support of our brothers and sisters who work at Washington State Ferries (WSF). The Washington State Legislature is considering bills that would strip MM&P members who work at WSF of their right to belong to a union.

MM&P masters and mates would be forced to give up their union membership. Members of other unions would be barred from collectively bargaining virtually everything in their current collective bargaining agreements.

“Washington State Ferries workers are under unjustified attack, as are many, many groups of state and government workers around the country,” said MM&P International President Tim Brown. “These bills are a blatant attack on the rights of every union member employed by WSF. We will continue to protect our membership, be they state, federal or private sector employees, to the fullest extent that our resources permit.”

MM&P is asking all members in the state of Washington to call their legislators on the toll free hotline, 800-562-6000, to ask them to vote NO on Senate Bill 5405, Senate Bill 5408, House Bill 1511, and House Bill 1512.

“Two years ago, Washington State Ferry workers went without wage increases, saving the state $18.3 million,” said MM&P United Inland Group Vice President Mike Murray. “Now WSF workers have opened their contract again. We are asking all Washington State residents to call 800-562-6000 to tell their senators and representatives to let the collective bargaining process work!”


MM&P AND MEBA SIGN MOU WITH HORIZON LINES

After multiple meetings with representatives of Horizon Lines over the course of the past year, MM&P and the Marine Engineers’ Beneficial Association (MEBA) on Friday morning concluded an agreement with Horizon Lines. The agreement provides economic relief to the company to help safeguard the jobs of all MM&P and MEBA members who work aboard Horizon Lines ships. From the outset, the negotiations were conducted with full cooperation and partnership between MM&P and MEBA. Copies of the agreement will be distributed to the vessels and available in the hiring halls on Monday, Feb. 14. Please review the agreement when it becomes available and attend upcoming membership meetings for further information.


CREW OF HORIZON PRODUCER RESCUES TWO FISHERMEN

Two fishermen in a small boat on the verge of sinking were rescued by the officers and crew of HORIZON PRODUCER in the waters off Puerto Rico on the afternoon of Jan. 29. Aboard the vessel at the time were MM&P members Capt. Mark Ruppert, Chief Mate David Cunningham, Second Mate James McAfee and Third Mate Fred Schick. The entire operation was completed in little more than an hour.

The small boat, measuring approximately 17 feet in length, was sighted at 1550, during the change of the watch, approximately 120 miles from the nearest land. The officers in the wheelhouse noted that there were two people in the boat waving their hands.

At 1605 the engineers began to bring the vessel down to maneuvering speed. Shortly afterwards, the alarm was rung and squads were mustered on the stern. The crew rigged the starboard pilot ladder and readied heaving lines and a line-throwing gun.  By 1649, the PRODUCER had maneuvered to within approximately 200 feet of the small boat. The two people in the boat said they were sinking and that they had no gas. After a visual inspection of the boat was made to see if there were any security threats, the PRODUCER finished a round turn and maneuvered closer, approximately 100 feet away. Third Mate Fred Schick fired the line-throwing gun. One of the fishermen was able to get the line and the small boat was pulled alongside the PRODUCER. Once on board, the fishermen were given showers, clothes, food, water and medical attention.

“The rescue operation was carried out quickly and efficiently by the officers and crew of HORIZON PRODUCER,” said MM&P International President Tim Brown. “Their professional actions are probably responsible for saving the fishermen’s lives.”


BILL TO ELIMINATE COLLECTIVE BARGAINING FOR STATE WORKERS ADVANCES IN OHIO

Newly elected Gov. John Kasich (R-Ohio) and anti-worker members of the Ohio State Legislature held hearings last week on a bill to eliminate collective bargaining rights for all state workers. Hundreds of firefighters, nurses, sanitation workers, bus drivers and other public sector employees packed a state Senate hearing room in Columbus in protest. The “Columbus Dispatch” said the turnout of workers: “was remarkable for an initial bill hearing. It not only filled the large hearing room to capacity—stacked three deep in the balcony—but also spilled into two other rooms and the spacious atrium.”

Workers say the bill is a distraction from the balanced approach needed to create jobs and solve the budget crisis and that it lowers the bar for all Ohio workers at a time when they are struggling to make ends meet. “Instead of focusing on solving the economic problems facing Ohio and creating family-sustaining jobs for the 500,000 Ohioans who remain jobless,” said Ohio AFL-CIO President Tim Burga, “the politicians are trying to scapegoat hard-working public service workers for our economic and budget woes.”

“This bill would destroy the middle class because the working families this bill affects not only provide vital services, they put money and resources back into their communities, which supports local merchants and other small businesses,” Burga said.

The “Zanesville Times Recorder” described the bill as “payback time” to hurt workers who supported Ted Strickland over Kasich in the November election.

Ohio public workers already gave up $100 million in health benefits and $250 million in pay to help balance the current budget, passed in July 2009. They made concessions that included four weeks of unpaid furloughs, no pay raises and the loss of five personal days. Yet Kasich continues to call for pay cuts and sticks with his claim that public service workers are overpaid. In fact, “Ohio public employees annually earn 6 percent less than comparable private-sector employees,” according to an analysis released last week by the Economic Policy Institute (EPI).

To find out more about the attacks that politicians are launching against public sector employees in a growing number of states, go to the AFL-CIO “States of Denial” website, http://www.aflcio.org/issues/states/.


MM&P, FEDERAL WORKERS ALLIANCE, CALL ON PRESIDENT TO REJECT ATTACKS ON GOVERNMENT WORKERS

The unions of the Federal Workers Alliance (FWA), collectively representing more than 300,000 federal workers, are urging President Obama to reject the recommendations made by the co-chairs of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform to flat-line federal pay, cut federal civilian retirement and health benefits and decrease the federal workforce by 10 percent. FWA, of which MM&P is a member, urged Obama to exclude such items from the Administration’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2012 budget proposal.

The Office of Personnel Management reported in October that the salary advantage private sector workers have over federal employees grew to 24 percent in 2010, two percentage points higher than in 2009.

“Freezing or cutting pay sends the wrong signal to the best and brightest workers federal agencies will need to recruit and retain to make government operate more efficiently, prevent terrorist attacks, fight two wars, cure diseases, provide assistance to unemployed and disabled Americans and treat wounded military personnel and veterans,” the unions wrote. “In light of the growing number of critical challenges being tasked to federal workers, the government cannot afford to make substantial reductions to the earned compensation of individuals who have dedicated their careers to public service.”

The unions called on the President to “defend the integrity of a system that provides wages, health and retirement benefits compensation to 4.6 million federal workers and pensioners.”


DERELICT BARGE CONTINUES TO LEAK OIL INTO COLUMBIA RIVER

The barge DAVY CROCKETT, a derelict 431-foot vessel that broke apart in the Columbia River near Camas, Wash., at the end of January, is still the scene of remediation work. As this issue of The Wheelhouse Weekly was being distributed, the Coast Guard said it had collected 1,600 gallons of oil. “Although “the exact volume of oil onboard is unknown due to safety and access challenges,” a Coast Guard spokesman said, “the total potential of oil, based on the capacity of all liquid tanks aboard the DAVY CROCKETT, is approximately 953,000 gallons.”

The vessel, a retrofitted World War II Liberty ship, was abandoned by its owner on the banks of the Columbia some years ago. The rusting hulk apparently broke in two when someone began removing pieces of it to sell for scrap metal.

In a Feb. 2 article entitled, “The Columbia River: Our Fabled Junkyard,” the editors of The Oregonian newspaper report that a sheen detected 15 miles downriver, off Vancouver, has been tracked back to the wreck and the presence of cancer-causing PCBs in the oil has been verified.

“The problem didn’t really start with the failure of the DAVY CROCKETT’s hull plates,” the editors wrote. “We’d say what a shame if it weren’t another instance of our collective abuse of one of the Northwest’s most valuable natural assets: the Columbia River.”

The Oregonian estimates the cost to the taxpayers of clean-up may top $3 million, a total that does not include remediation of damaged ecosystems that support federally protected fish. “The Columbia’s border states need to put real teeth into sanctions against illegal river uses and then bring on heavy, punitive penalties… enough to dissuade anyone from even thinking of parking there,” they write. “We’ve somehow managed it for salmon…. Now we need to manage it for ourselves.” To read more about the disaster, go to www.OregonLive.com.


INDIAN MILITARY BLOCKS ATTACK ON VLCC, SAVES FISHING VESSEL CREW

Officers of the navy and coast guard of India arrested 28 suspected Somali pirates and rescued 24 Thai fishermen on Feb. 5 after an attack on a Greek VLCC. The authorities were alerted when the VLCC CHIOS was attacked by pirates about 82 nm west of Suheli Par in India’s Lakshadweep and Minicooy Islands. A coast guard vessel and a naval vessel dispatched to search for the pirates found a Thai fishing trawler, PRANTLAYA 11, which had been hijacked in April 2010. After shadowing the trawler for some time and attempting to establish contact, the coast guard fired several warning shots. “The crew of the pirate vessel surrendered by hoisting a white flag and mustered on the forward portion of the ship,” a spokesman for the coast guard said. “Everyone on board was directed to jump into the water for recovery.” Rescuers picked up a total of 28 suspected pirates and 24 fishermen.  


PIRATES HIJACK FULLY LADEN VLCC AND TANKER

Pirates last week hijacked the fully laden VLCC IRENE SL, according to EU naval forces. The tanker was en route to Suez from Fujairah when it was attacked about 350 nm miles southeast of Muscat. The ship’s manager and operator, Athens-based Enesel, said in a statement it had been attacked by armed men in skiffs. There are 25 crewmembers on board. The tanker was on its way to the United States with a $200 million cargo of Kuwait export crude oil.

On Feb. 8, pirates attacked the Italian-owned oil tanker MV SAVINA CAYLYN about 670 nautical miles east of Socotra Island in the Indian Ocean. The SAVINA CAYLYN was travelling to Pasir Gudang (Malaysia) from Bashayer (Sudan) when it was attacked. Officials are unable to communicate with the vessel, which has a crew of 22.

In the early hours of Feb. 9, the South Korean fishing vessel GOLDEN WAVE was released. The exact condition of the crew is unknown, but the South Korean government requested that warships in the area bring food, water and medical aid to the 43 crewmembers. The GOLDEN WAVE, also known as the KEUMMI 305, had been seized off the Kenyan coast last Oct. 9.


MM&P PLAN TRUSTEES APPROVE, IN PRINCIPLE, INCREASE IN PENSIONER EARNINGS LIMIT

The Trustees at their Feb. 2-3 meetings approved, in principle, a change to the Rules & Regulations to increase the health and benefit pensioner annual earnings limitation effective Jan. 1, 2011 from $30,000 to $32,000. Pensioners who are under 65, who have retired under the MM&P Pension Plan with 20 or more years of pension credit and their dependents under age 65 who are employed can now receive annual earnings of up to $32,000 without losing their health coverage under the Plan. If pensioners exceed the $32, 000, the Plan office will offer them the option of paying COBRA premiums for the Plan year on their own behalf and/or their dependents’ behalf.  If a pensioner’s spouse exceeds the earnings limitation and the pensioner does not, the spouse will be offered the same COBRA option.


ANNUAL VERIFICATION OF PENSIONER BENEFITS

In order to safeguard pension benefits, the Trustees have decided to require all pensioners to annually verify that they have received all their pension benefits from the previous year. The Plan office will be sending pensioners this notification shortly. It must be notarized and returned to the Plan office. If the pensioner resides in a city with an MM&P Port Office, the MM&P Port Official can sign the form instead of a notary.  If the properly completed verification form is not received back in the Plan office within 60 days of the date of the letter, the Trustees have directed the Plan office to hold the next pension benefit payment and all future benefit payments until the form is received.  The Plan Office will be providing additional information directly to all pensioners in the near future.


DEADLINE FOR PMR DUES INITIATIVE BALLOT IS MARCH 2

Members of the MM&P PMR Group are urged to vote “yes” on the dues initiative ballot that was sent to their homes in December. To be counted, the return envelope containing the ballot must be received at MM&P headquarters no later than 0900 on Wednesday, March 2, 2011. If you do not receive a ballot, or if you lose or damage your ballot, you may request a duplicate by calling MM&P headquarters: 410-850-8700, ext. 10, or by sending a letter to: MM&P, 700 Maritime Boulevard, Suite B, Linthicum Heights, MD 21090-1953.


CONSTITUTION RATIFICATION BALLOT COUNT ON FEB. 18

The ballots for ratification of the new MM&P Constitution, authorized by the 2010 Constitutional Convention of the International Organization of Masters, Mates & Pilots, will be counted at MM&P Headquarters on Friday, Feb. 18, 2011.


YOUR 2010 DUES STATEMENT NOW AVAILABLE ON-LINE

Starting immediately, all active members and applicants can view and print their 2010 dues statement in the Members’ Only section of www.bridgedeck.org. Just enter the Members’ Only section and click on “2010 Dues Statement” at the top of the page. Please note that the statement only reflects payments made during 2010.


MM&P SOLICITING QUALIFIED PENSIONERS FOR POSSIBLE JOBS ON LMSRS

The union is soliciting interested pensioners for possible job opportunities on MM&P-contracted ships in the government fleet. Mariners who fill these jobs must meet Military Sealift Command training and security clearance requirements. If you would be interested in these jobs, please contact your area MM&P Vice President or Sue Bourcq at the MM&P New Orleans Hall.


INDUSTRY SAILS IN TO WASHINGTON, D.C. ON MAY 4: REGISTER NOW!

Last year our industry’s first broad-scale advocacy day on Capitol Hill was a resounding success. The Sail-In was widely supported by the American maritime industry including international and domestic ocean carriers, terminal operators and labor unions. We had participants from 20 states, 48 congressional districts, 28 companies, nine unions and labor organizations, and 10 related associations.

The 2010 mid-term elections brought significant changes to the Congressional committees that oversee maritime issues. As a result, a tremendous amount of institutional knowledge and support was lost. A few examples: three of the four most important House committee chairmen for maritime issues did not return to the 112th Congress; there are 20 freshmen members now on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee; more than a dozen members who were visited by our industry during last year’s Sail-In did not return to Congress.

The Sail-In is a powerful and direct way to protect and advocate for your job, your company or union, and the maritime industry as a whole. Participants will be actively engaged in the democratic process that the U.S. Constitution guarantees. It will be motivational and inspiring and attendees will leave Washington with a much better view of how government affects our industry and vice versa.

Like all government programs, the legislative pillars that support the U.S.-flag maritime industry are under intense pressure in the new Congress. While we welcome that scrutiny and feel confident that our industry brings tremendous value to our nation, the maritime industry’s story is a bit complex (as it relates to policy) and must be told repeatedly.

Come join us on May 4 on Capitol Hill and let your voice of support be heard. To register for the event, go to http://www.maritimeindustrysailin.com. There is no cost other than your travel expenses. Breakfast and a closing reception will be provided. For additional information please call Linda Arquette at (703) 351-0129.


REP. FRANK LOBIONDO TO SPEAK AT MITAGS ON MARCH 3

Rep. Frank LoBiondo (R-N.J.), chairman of the House Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Subcommittee, is the keynote speaker at a March 3 program on maritime transportation policy. The program, which is sponsored by the Kings Point Alumni associations, will be held at the Conference Center at the Maritime Institute, 692 Maritime Blvd., Linthicum Heights, MD 21090. The program gets underway at 4:30 p.m. with a tour of the MITAGS simulator. To register, send a check for $35 to Gary G. Hicks 42 Idlewild Street, Bel Air, MD 21014. The deadline for registering is Feb. 28. The cost of registering for the dinner at the door is $40. Rep. Frank A. LoBiondo is a strong supporter of the U.S.-flag shipping industry and the American Merchant Marine. The subcommittee he chairs oversees laws related to the Coast Guard, shipping and all aspects of maritime transportation.


UPCOMING UNITED INLAND GROUP-PACIFIC MARITIME REGION MEETINGS

The following dates, times and locations have been selected for UIG-PMR meetings in the Puget Sound region for the first half of 2011.

Tuesday, March 15 – Poulsbo (site TBD): 1000-1200 and 1800-2000

Monday, April 11- Edmonds Office: 1400-1600

Tuesday, May 10- Anacortes (site TBD: 1000-1200 and 1500-1700

Thursday, June 9 – Edmonds Office: 1000-1200


SCHEDULE FOR NEW HORIZON LINES MEDICAL REFRESHER COURSE

MITAGS has developed a new five-day medical refresher course for members who have already completed the STCW-95 Medical Person-in-Charge course (MED-PIC).  The new course meets Horizon Lines five-year medical refresher training requirements for chief mates and masters. It will be offered at MITAGS on the following dates: March 7-11; Sept. 12-16; and Nov. 14-18. The course will be offered at PMI beginning in 2012. Please contact the MITAGS Admissions Office for more details: 866-656-5568 or e-mail admissions@mitags.org.  The course is open to any member who has completed MED-PIC in the past five years.


SCHEDULE FOR 2011 D-BOOK MEMBERSHIP COURSE

The Offshore Division Orientation Course, formerly called the D-Book Membership Course, will be held at regular intervals throughout 2011.

The schedule is as follows (but please note that course dates may change depending on the number of participants who sign up): March 8-9 in Los Angeles/Long Beach; April 1-2, June 10-11 and Oct. 21-22 at MM&P headquarters in Linthicum Heights; Oct. 13-14 in Los Angeles/Long Beach; and Nov. 8-9 in New Orleans.

There is no sea-time requirement to take the course. All Offshore applicants, potential transferees from other membership groups and other interested Offshore members are urged to attend.

If you want to attend the course, please RSVP to the local hiring hall where the class is offered or, in the case of a course planned for headquarters, to Lars Turner at lturner@bridgedeck.org.


FRENCH DOCKWORKERS UNION WILL RESUME STRIKES IF TALKS STALL

French dockworkers Feb. 10 suspended a six-week-long campaign of strikes after employers agreed to resume negotiations over early retirement. The CGT, the largest dockworker union, said it will hold three days of talks with employers starting Tuesday, Feb. 15. The union warned it would consider resuming strikes on Feb. 18 if the negotiations do not make progress. The union is fighting for four years’ early retirement for up to 6,000 dockworkers with arduous jobs. The government, the sole shareholder in the nation’s seven largest ports, argues dockworkers should only be able to retire two years before the national pension age, which was recently raised to 62 from 60. The port employers are willing to compromise with the union, but the government is refusing to cede ground.


MITAGS ACADEMIC NOTES

Between now and the end of March 2011, the following courses are scheduled at MITAGS.  For class availability or information on MITAGS courses and programs, contact Kelly Michielli, Admissions Coordinator, toll free at 866-656-5568 or e-mail: admissions@mitags.org.

AZIPOD-3 day – Azipod Propulsion System: 3/15

BRM- Bridge Resource Management: 2/21
BRMP � Bridge Resource Management for Pilots: 3/3

[CMM – Chief Mate and Master Courses]
CMM-ADVWX � Advanced Meteorology: 3/21
CMM-ECDIS � Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems: 3/7
CMM-MPP � Marine Propulsion Plants: 3/28
CMM-SHMGT I – Ship Management (week 1): 2/21
CMM-SHMGT II – Ship Management (week 2): 2/28
CMM-SHS-ADV-I � Advanced Shiphandling (week 1): 2/28, 3/14, 3/28
CMM-SHS-ADV-I I � Advanced Shiphandling (week 2): 3/7, 3/21
CMM-VPEN � Voyage Planning and Electronic Navigation: 3/14

CONT PLNG � Contingency Planning: 3/17

ECDIS-ENAV – Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems and Electronic Navigation for Pilots: 3/3
ENAV � Electronic Navigation: 3/21
ENVIRO-Regs Permit � Environmental Regulations Permit: 3/15

FSM � Fatique, Sleep and Medications for Pilots: 3/18

GMDSS � Global Maritime Distress Safety Signal: 2/21

HAZ � Hazardous Materials (5 day): 3/7

LAP CMM � License Advancement Program of Upgrade to Chief Mate/Master: 3/28

LEG – Legal Aspects of Pilotage: 3/2

MCL – Management, Communications and Leadership: 3/21
MED-PIC – Medical Person In Charge: 3/21
MED-PRO – Medical Care Provider: 3/21
MED-DOT-DA – Dept. of Transportation Drug & Alcohol Testing: 3/26

MSC -SMA � Military Sealift Command Small Arms Qualification: 3/14

ROR-1 – Radar Observer Renewal Evening Classes: 2/23, 3/9, 3/30
ROR-1 – Radar Observer Renewal Day Class: 3/14

SEC-VCF � Security Officer, Vessel, Company & Facility: 3/14
SHS-ESH-BRMP3 � Emergency Shiphandling and Bridge Resource Management for Pilots: 2/28
SHS-EMR5 � Emergency Shiphandling: 3/7

TPIC � Tankerman Person In Charge: 3/7

WKP BAS – Watchkeeping Basic � 3/7
WX BAS � Basic Meteorology: 3/28

…remember: If you can’t make the class, make the call.  Be courteous, don’t be a “no show.”

Check the MITAGS website at www.mitags.org for course descriptions associated with the course title abbreviations, and schedule revisions. For class availability or info on MITAGS courses and programs, contact admissions toll-free at 866-656-5568 or e-mail: admissions@mitags.org


PMI ACADEMIC NOTES

Schedule of Courses – Please also see our schedule online at www.mates.org

For registration, call our registrar, Jennifer Pitzen, at (206) 838-1126

February 2011

28-4    Tankerman Person-in-Charge

March 2011

7th      Flashing Light
7-11   Basic Meteorology
7-11   Able Seaman
8-11    ARPA
14-18  ECDIS
21-1   Celestial Navigation
21-23  Fast Rescue Boat
28th   Radar Renewal

April 2011

4-15     GMDSS
11-13   Security VCF
11-15   Basic Stability
18-22  Medical Care Provider
23rd    Medical DOT
18-29  Medical Person-in-Charge
25th    Radar Renewal
25-29  Basic Meteorology


MM&P MARKET WATCH AS OF 2-11-11

D O W N A S D A Q S & P 500
12,229.29 2,809.44 1,329.15
Fund Name & Trading Symbol
 Closing
Price
 Vanguard Asset Allocation Fund (VAARX)
57.15
 Vanguard 500 Index Fund (VFINX)
122.64
 Vanguard Extended Market Index Fund (VEXMX)
43.85
 Vanguard International Growth Fund (VWIGX)
19.66
 Vanguard Morgan Growth Fund (VMRGX)
19.24
 Vanguard Windsor II Fund (VWNFX)
27.30
 Vanguard GNMA Fund (VFIIX)
10.60
 Vanguard Growth Index Fund (VIGRX)
33.32
 Vanguard High Yield Corporate (VWEHX)
5.81
 Vanguard LifeStrategy Conservative Growth (VSCGX)
16.64
 Vanguard LifeStrategy Growth Fund (VASGX)
22.89
 Vanguard LifeStrategy Income Fund (VASIX)
14.14
 Vanguard LifeStrategy Moderate Growth (VSMGX)
20.09
 Vanguard Target Retirement 2005 (VTOVX)
11.84
 Vanguard Target Retirement 2015 (VTXVX)
12.72
 Vanguard Target Retirement 2025 (VTTVX)
13.03
 Vanguard Target Retirement 2035 (VTTHX)
13.63
 Vanguard Target Retirement 2045 (VTIVX)
14.06
 Vanguard Total Bond Index (VBMFX)
10.46
 Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund (VTSMX)
33.44
 Chase Growth Fund (CHASX)
18.49
 Fidelity Asset Manager (FASMX)
15.81
 Fidelity Growth and Income (FGRIX)
19.23
 Fidelity Intermediate bond Fund (FTHRX)
10.48
 Fidelity Magellan Fund (FMAGX)
75.30
 Fidelity Value Fund (FDVLX)
73.00
 Fidelity Equity-Income II Fund (FEQTX)
19.43
 Fidelity Blue Chip Growth Fund (FBGRX)
48.27
 Fidelity Diversified International Fund (FDIVX)
30.94
 Fidelity Dividend Growth Fund (FDGFX)
30.11
 Fidelity Freedom Income (FFFAX)
11.38
 Fidelity Freedom 2000 (FFFBX)
12.07
 Fidelity Freedom 2010 (FFFCX)
13.89
 Fidelity Freedom 2020 (FFFDX)
14.17
 Fidelity Freedom 2030 (FFFEX)
14.25
 Fidelity Freedom 2040 (FFFFX)
8.33
 Fidelity Freedom 2050 (FFFHX)
9.78
 Fidelity Total Bond Fund (FTBFX)
10.67
 Spartan Extended market Index Fund (FSEMX)
40.44
 Spartan US Equity Index Fund (FUSEX)
47.11
 Domini Social Equity Fund (DSEFX)
31.27



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