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UMass Boston to pay for Expo Center siteThe University of Massachusetts Boston officially offered $18.7 million for the 20-acre Bayside Expo Center; less than the $22 million mortgage held by Corcoran Jennison Co. previously. The university plans to use the site for temporary parking space, classrooms, and offices. While officials did not detail long term plans, it was noted that the new property would not be used for dormitories. –The Boston GlobeCEOs unite to make business heardA team of chief executives from major companies in Massachusetts has been meeting privately with the state’s political leaders on ways to spur job development. The Massachusetts Competitive Partnership includes Raytheon CEO William Swanson, Liberty Mutual’s Edmund Kelly, Staples’s Ronald L. Sargent., and Dan O’Connell, former state secretary of housing and economic development. The super team has already pushed for consolidating state agencies in hopes of creating growth districts – a long-term strategic plan for growth. –The Boston GlobeCanada wins most gold medals in Winter Olympic historyWith a surge of victories in the final days of the games, Canada has won more gold medals than any host nation in Winter Olympic history. The record was achieved partially due to triumphs by the men’s pursuit speed skating team and by slalom snowboarder Jasey-Jay Anderson, which broke the host nation’s record of 10 gold medals jointly held by United States and Norway. –The Associated PressBeer-drinking, smoking chimp sent to rehabA Russian chimpanzee was sent to rehab by zookeepers to address beer-drinking and smoking habits. The ex-performer, Zhora, became aggressive at his circus and was transferred to a zoo, where he fathered several baby chimps. Zhora would pester zoo passers-by for booze. It was added that the chimp was transferred to Kazan, 500 miles easy of Moscow for the rehabilitation treatment. -MSNBC