Archive for July 10th, 2007


‘Shared living’ program finds families for mentally disabled; Caregivers provide a stable home, help Mainers with special needs gain independence and self-worth

By MEG HASKELL, BDN Staff on July 10, 2007, at 8:29 a.m.
BELFAST – Mentally disabled adults live among us in a variety of settings. Some are fortunate to have stayed for many years in the comfort and familiarity of their family homes, being cared for as they age by their parents or other caregivers. Others live in supervised group settings, ranging …

Soldier from Maine dies serving in Iraq; Jason Dore graduated from Job Corps

By FROM STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS on July 10, 2007, at 8:29 a.m.
MOSCOW – A soldier from western Maine died from injuries suffered in a roadside bombing in Iraq, becoming the third soldier from the state to die in a month, officials said Monday. Army Pfc. Jason Dore, 25, was eight months into his first tour of duty in Iraq when he …

Drug deal at country club suspected in arrest at border

By JUDY HARRISON, BDN Staff on July 10, 2007, at 8:29 a.m.
BANGOR – A Caribou man appeared Monday afternoon in U.S. District Court, accused of smuggling OxyContin into the country at a golf course in Canada. Andrew “Shorty” Adams, 23, was arrested Sunday in the parking lot of the Aroostook Valley Country Club in Fort Fairfield with 145 OxyContin pills in …

HoltraChem case could go before nation’s highest court; Company seeks to overturn ruling on mercury cleanup study

By KEVIN MILLER, BDN Staff on July 10, 2007, at 8:29 a.m.
The former owner of the HoltraChem factory in Orrington has petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a lower-court ruling requiring the company to pay for a study of mercury contamination in the Penobscot River. In the latest legal twist of what is already a landmark environmental case, Mallinckrodt Inc. …


on July 10, 2007, at 8:26 a.m.
Michael Andreozzi, president of Beltone New England, recently received Beltone’s President’s Cup Award at parent company Beltone Electronics’ annual national meeting in Orlando, Fla. The award is considered Beltone’s highest honor and is presented to hearing-care practitioners who demonstrate exceptional patient care, community involvement and professional business practices, according to …


on July 10, 2007, at 8:23 a.m.
The following petitions for bankruptcy were filed at U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Bangor during February 2007: Timothy W. Burns, disabled, no dependents, Augusta: assets, $188,462; debts, $203,381. Glenn J. Stevens, disabled, and Lorna L. Stevens, homemaker, two dependents, Lee: assets, $49,930; debts, $48,934. David E. Adams, release clerk, and Sheila …

Save Dirigo

on July 10, 2007, at 8:22 a.m.
Last Saturday I read in the paper that Dirigo has been forced to suspend future enrollments because of lack of funding. On Wednesday, I read that Dirigo has saved Maine health care 92.7 million in its third year of operation. Call me crazy, but I suspect that politics are involved …

Shame on leaders

on July 10, 2007, at 8:22 a.m.
How wonderful it is that our elected leaders show up at funerals for our young men and women killed in Iraq. How shameful they lack the courage to speak out against the killing. Dick Hoyt Lubec

Blair as envoy

on July 10, 2007, at 8:22 a.m.
The United States, United Nations, European Union and Russia named Tony Blair as their Middle East envoy. But, as it turns out, he has only been authorized to work with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to build up “institutions needed for a future state” – somewhere on the horizon. All of …

Rating cleanliness

on July 10, 2007, at 8:22 a.m.
On a recent motorcycle trip to North Carolina I discovered a unique, workable, meaningful system for rating the cleanliness of eating establishments. Throughout North Carolina, restaurants are rated by sanitary standards and their rating is posted at the cashier section of the restaurant. The rating poster is 8 inches by …

Better to be heard

on July 10, 2007, at 8:22 a.m.
In response to the letter “Motorcycle Changes” (BDN, July 2) by Harold Warner on July 2: Maybe Harold is unaware of the fact that the number one cause for motorcycle accidents is that people in vehicles do not see motorcycles. As a motorcycle rider, I find it comforting to know …

Tax and spend again

on July 10, 2007, at 8:22 a.m.
I just read an article in the BDN July 6 edition stating that the Legislature enacted a law to help young people who need money management skills. They are also putting up money to see that more financial advice will be offered. I would sincerely hope that each and every …

Cartoon an insult

on July 10, 2007, at 8:22 a.m.
It certainly reflects where the Bangor Daily News stands on the issues: Jim Borgman’s cartoon of Lady Liberty in the July 4 issue. “Go away! Shoo! Get out of my yard!” What an insult to the majority of Americans who respect the rule of law, and to the millions of …


on July 10, 2007, at 8:22 a.m.
As the Senate again turns its attention to Iraq, one question should dominate the debate: Why wait? Why wait until September to decide to redeploy U.S. troops when it is clear that a delay means many more U.S. soldiers killed for minimal progress. When President Bush in January announced a …


on July 10, 2007, at 8:22 a.m.
Parents blame their children for a lot of things, like not being able to go to nice restaurants or drive more than an hour from home. They blame them for not being able to exercise, too. A recent study found, however, that rather than a real impediment to working out, …

Conservation deal offers life ring to Atlantic salmon

By Bill Taylor on July 10, 2007, at 8:21 a.m.
Anglers waiting at their favorite pools in the rivers for salmon to return from their migration will welcome a new conservation agreement with commercial fishermen in Greenland. What’s the connection? Well, many of the Atlantic salmon that are born in eastern North American rivers undertake a rigorous migration from their …

Curing Maine’s sick business climate

By JOHN BUELL on July 10, 2007, at 8:21 a.m.
In Maine, debates over the business climate follow a predictable pattern. Opponents of workplace regulation routinely argue that new laws would make our state an even more undesirable site for business expansion. Supporters of regulations often speak of an overarching public need, but they too seldom articulate the ways that …

Slots project no hurdle for fair parking

By DAWN GAGNON, BDN Staff on July 10, 2007, at 7:29 a.m.
BANGOR – Despite a $131 million construction project across the street, Bangor State Fair patrons should see little difference from last year when it comes to traffic and parking. As has been the case for years, fairgoers will have access to on-site parking, albeit slightly less than last year. That’s …

‘It’s just unbelievable that it’s all gone’

By ERIC RUSSELL, BDN Staff on July 10, 2007, at 7:29 a.m.
AURORA – Judy Monahan stood on a patch of blackened grass Monday morning and surveyed the smoldered remnants of the structure she and her family called home for 14 years. More than 36 hours had passed since the two-story house and a nearby barn were decimated by a devastating wall …

State police investigating suspicious death in Amherst

By ERIC RUSSELL, BDN Staff on July 10, 2007, at 7:29 a.m.
AMHERST – Police released few details Monday night as they scoured a gravel road in rural Hancock County trying to determine the identity of a body found there earlier that day. Detective Sgt. Troy Gardner with the Maine State Police confirmed that the body of an adult male was found …

Accused in Palmyra slaying to get rare third exam

By SHARON KILEY MACK, BDN Staff on July 10, 2007, at 7:29 a.m.
SKOWHEGAN – A judge on Monday ordered an unusual third mental health examination for Todd Curry of Palmyra, the man accused of shooting and killing his girlfriend’s child last Nov. 28. Curry, 39, was arrested moments after police said he gunned down Anthony Tucker, 13, at Curry’s Palmyra home. Tucker, …

UMF withdraws from U.S. News ranking of peers Magazine’s ‘subjective’ survey faulted

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS on July 10, 2007, at 7:29 a.m.
PORTLAND – The University of Maine at Farmington is joining a growing list of colleges and universities declining to complete a survey for the U.S. News & World Report rankings of higher-education institutions. President Theodora Kalikow said the university would not fill out part of the survey asking college presidents …

Group schedules Bird Sounds Stroll

on July 10, 2007, at 7:28 a.m.
BOWDOINHAM – Friends of Merrymeeting Bay will be host to a Bird Sounds Stroll at 6 a.m. Saturday, July 14, at 257 River Road. The walk, which is open to the public, begins at the River Road address, which is about a mile north of Bowdoinham village on Route 24. …

Historical society to host apple lecture

on July 10, 2007, at 7:28 a.m.
LAMOINE – The Lamoine Historical Society will be host to “Antique Apples of Maine” presented by John Bunker, orchard expert and researcher with FEDCO Seeds and the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 25, at the East Lamoine Meeting House, Route 184-Lamoine Beach Road. Call …

Blue Hill Summer Fair to aid camp, church

on July 10, 2007, at 7:28 a.m.
BLUE HILL – The St. Francis 18th annual Summer Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 21, at the Blue Hill Fairgrounds to benefit Nichols Day Camp and St. Francis by-the-Sea Episcopal Church. The fair will include antiques, used books, music, food, crafts, flowers and …

Guitarist David Pierce to perform in Camden

on July 10, 2007, at 7:28 a.m.
CAMDEN – Music at the Market will feature Camden guitarist David Pierce from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 14, at the Camden Farmers Market on Colcord Avenue, located between Union and Limerock streets. There is no admission fee. For information, call 649-0831.

WWF president plans global fisheries speech

on July 10, 2007, at 7:28 a.m.
BLUE HILL – Carter Roberts, president of the World Wildlife Fund, will speak at the Marine Environmental Research Institute at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 12. Roberts’ topic will be “Solving the Global Fisheries Crisis: Positive Solution from the Field,” and he will discuss the campaign to save fishing grounds in …

Fort Knox to play host to Scottish tattoo

on July 10, 2007, at 7:28 a.m.
PROSPECT – Fort Knox will host a Scottish tattoo featuring four marching bagpipe bands from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, July 14, at the fort’s parade grounds. The event is sponsored jointly by the Friends of Fort Knox and the Maine St. Andrews Society. Tickets are $10 each or $25 …

Belfast galleries join Friday Art Walk

on July 10, 2007, at 7:28 a.m.
BELFAST – Friday Art Walk continues this week with opening receptions downtown at Parent Gallery, Phoenix Row Loft Gallery and Indigo Gallery. About a dozen art galleries remain open until 8 p.m. or later for the July 13 walk, which begins at about 5 p.m. Erica Bertram will perform live …

Ellsworth yard sale to benefit scholarships

on July 10, 2007, at 7:28 a.m.
ELLSWORTH – The Hancock County Higher Education Center will hold a yard sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, July 13, at the center in the Mill Mall. Proceeds will benefit the scholarship fund.
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