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Pharmaceuticals in Maine’s bloodstream Prescription pills fuel crime, treatment in Maine BY MATTHEW ARCO THE PORTLAND DAILY SUN

A recent string of pharmacy robberies in the Portland area has seized the attention of local law enforcement. In about a month's time, three Portland pharmacies were robbed on four separate occasions — while another robbery that resulted in an arrest also occurred in South Portland. City investigators are still working to identify the people or single individual responsible for demanding an undisclosed amount and type of pharmaceutical drug from three Portland CVS pharmacies. While recent events may have grabbed headlines in the Portland area, the issue of prescription drug abuse is, and has been, a Maine and national problem for some time. The number of Mainers seeking substance abuse treatment for narcotic painkillers, or synthetic opiates, has grown to record levels in recent years. In 2010, 31.3 percent of people seeking treatment reported painkillers as their primary substance. Total opioid treatment admissions, which include more than just prescription drugs, accounted for 43.6 percent of people seeking treatment, according to state data. It was the first time that more people sought substance

abuse treatment in the state for opiates over alcohol addition, according to state officials. "If you look at all opiate admissions, you would be looking at other categories like heroin and morphine, and they actually surpass the amount of treatment that we do for alcohol," said John Martin, spokesman for the Maine Department of Health and Human Services, who cited figures that identified 40.2 percent of people seeking alcohol treatment in 2010. "That was the first time that it ever surpassed (alcohol treatment admissions) in Maine," he said. The number of treatment admissions related to Across the United States, the third National Prescription Drug Take Back Day will be Saturday, Oct. 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. synthetic opiates For details, visit the Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration Office of Diversion Control website (http://www. deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal/takeback/). (Image courtesy of the Office of Diversion Control) has been increasing in Maine since ment admissions for synthetic opiates the impact of substance abuse on the 2005, according to a May 2011 study in 2005. The number rose each subsestate's health care system, it doesn't released by the state's Department of quent year to 3,594 in 2010. provide an adequate indication of Health and Human Services. But while the number of substance use, abuse or dependence. Treatment There were 1,944 primary treatabuse treatments is a good record of see PILLS page 8

Portland Jetport opening $75 million terminal Sunday

Portland’s new $75 million airport terminal will open for business Sunday, preceded by a public open house today from 9 a.m. to noon. (CASEY CONLEY PHOTO)

BY CASEY CONLEY THE PORTLAND DAILY SUN

Portland International Jetport’s gleaming new $75 million terminal will officially open to passengers tomorrow morning, nearly 17 months after the massive construction project began.

The two-story 140,000-square-foot terminal boasts a dedicated food court, new shops, floor-to-ceiling windows and a sky bridge to an adjacent parking garage. It also has five new gates, an expanded waiting area and a geothermal heating see JETPORT page 10

Postal woes sign of the times

Mayoral candidates in their own words

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See Q&A’s with candidates in Portland’s mayoral election on pages 6-7

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Dog meat festival canceled BEIJING (NY Times) — In the whirlwind of growth that is modern China, the loss of ancient traditions often provokes dismay and outrage. But people across the country cheered recently when officials in eastern China said they were doing away with a 600-year-old local custom: the slaughter of thousands of dogs to be eaten at an autumn festival. The Jinhua Hutou Dog Meat Festival, as it is called, was abruptly canceled last week after local officials were shamed by an online campaign begun by animal rights advocates. Gruesome photographs taken at past festivals that show canine carcasses, some bloody and others cooked, circulated on Chinese microblogs, creating popular pressure against the festival, which was set for October. Pet ownership has grown rapidly among the Chinese, as has a greater consciousness of animal rights. In the Mao era, the Communist Party condemned pets as a byproduct of bourgeois decadence. These days, dogs and cats) have become accouterments of Chinese middle-class living. What was once slated for the pantry is now housed in a playpen. “I once had a pet dog, and I’m not a huge fan of dog meat,” said a 36-year-old man in Guangdong Province who is credited by a Chinese journalist with helping start the campaign against the festival on Sina Weibo, a popular microblog platform. The blogger declined to give his name and agreed to chat only over the Internet. “The reason why I posted that message online is very simple — that is, I don’t want to see dog lovers’ feelings get hurt,” he said. Other grass-roots animalrescue efforts have also gotten results. Last April, a man spotted a truck on a Beijing highway that was packed with more than 500 dogs being shipped to slaughterhouses that supply restaurants in northern China.

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U.S.-born Qaeda leader killed in Yemen drone strike BY LAURA KASINOFF AND MARK MAZZETTI THE NEW YORK TIMES

SANA, Yemen — Anwar alAwlaki, the radical Americanborn cleric who was a leading figure in Al Qaeda’s Yemen affiliate and was considered its most dangerous Englishspeaking propagandist and plotter, was killed in an American drone strike on his vehicle on Friday, officials in Washington and Yemen said. They said the strike also killed a radical American colleague who was an editor of Al Qaeda’s online jihadist magazine. Many details of the strike were unclear, but one American official said that Mr. Awlaki, whom the United States had been hunting in Yemen for more than two years, had been identified as the target in advance and was killed with a Hellfire missile fired from a drone operated by the Central Intelligence Agency. The official said it was the first C.I.A. strike in Yemen since 2002. Yemen’s Defense Ministry confirmed Mr. Awlaki’s death. The strike appeared to be

the first time in the Americanled war on terrorism since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks that an American citizen had been deliberately killed by American forces, a step that has raised contentious constitutional issues in the United States. It was also the second highprofile killing of an Al Qaeda leader in the past five months under the Obama administration, which ordered the American commando raid that killed Osama bin Laden in Pakistan in May. Mr. Awlaki was an important member of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, regarded by some antiterrorism experts as the most dangerous branch of the Al Qaeda network. He was considered the inspirational or operational force behind a number of major plots aimed at killing Americans in the United States in recent years, most notably the deadly assault at an American army base in Fort Hood, Tex., and attempts to bomb Times Square and a Detroit-bound jetliner. “The death of Awlaki is a major blow to Al Qaeda’s

Anwar al-Awlaki, left, in a 2010 video, and Samir Khan, shown in North Carolina in 2008 (GETTY IMAGES/THE NEW YORK TIMES).

most active operational affiliate,” President Obama said in remarks at a swearing-in ceremony for the new Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, outside Washington. Mr. Obama said the cleric had taken “the lead role in planning and directing the efforts to murder innocent Americans.” Mr. Obama also called Mr. Awlaki “the leader of external operations for Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula” — the first time the United States has used that description of him. Yemen’s official news agency, Saba, reported that the attack also killed Samir Khan, an American citizen of Pakistani

origin who was an editor of Inspire, Al Qaeda’s Englishlanguage Internet magazine. An American official said the United States government believed Mr. Khan had been killed as well. It was not clear whether Mr. Khan, who proclaimed in the magazine last year that he was “proud to be a traitor to America,” was also a deliberate target of the strike. A Yemeni Defense Ministry statement said that a number of Mr. Awlaki’s bodyguards were also killed. Neither the Americans nor the Yemenis explained precisely how they knew that Mr. Awlaki had been confirmed dead.

Kodak hires lawyers, considers filing for bankruptcy Eastman Kodak, the troubled camera maker, is considering a possible filing for bankruptcy, according to a person briefed on the matter. The company has also hired law firm Jones Day to assist on a possible restructuring, Kodak confirmed. Kodak, which has reported only one full year of profit since 2004, is weighing its options as it tries to shore up its financials and sell a collection of patents. In July, the company

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Restaurant workers charged following raid Six restaurant workers were charged with possession of false documents in connection with the raid of three Maine restaurants by federal agents late last month. The workers were taken into custody after Guillermo Fuentes, an owner of Westbrook’s Fajita Grill, and Hector Fuentes, of Waterville, were arrested Sept. 21 following an investigation that dates back to 2008. The Fuentes brothers were accused of hiring illegal immigrants to work at the Westbrook restaurant — and two others owned by Hector Fuentes in Waterville and Beddeford — and allowing up to eight workers to live in the basement of the Fajita Grill, located at 857 Main St. The Department of Justice announced Friday it charged Santos Herasmo Elias-Lopez, Esteban Lopez-Cruz, Salvador Carmona-Ramirez, Enrique Ruiz-De La Cruz, Ernesto Bravo-Rodriguez and Arturo Serrato-Rodriguez with possession of false Lawful Permanent Resident and Social Security cards. Zaqueo Nectali Elias-Lopez and Catalino Lopez-Gomez have been charged by criminal complaint with possession of false documents and unlawful presence in the United States after having been removed. The workers were found by federal agents executing search warrants at Fajta Grill, Cancun

Mexican Restaurant in Waterville, the Cancun Mexican Restaurant II in Biddeford and residences associated with those restaurants, according to U.S. Attorney Thomas Delahanty. The possession of false documents charges each carry a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison. The unlawful presence charges each carry a maximum penalty of 2 years in prison. On each count, the defendants also face fines of up to $250,000 and a term of supervised release.

Two seriously injured in Greenwood crash Two Cumberland residents remained in serious condition Friday after their vehicle was struck head on by a van late Thursday night, police said. Matthew Wallace and Freja Folce were being treated at Maine Medical Center after their vehicle was struck on Route 26 in Greenwood at about 6:30 p.m. Folce’s 9-year-old daughter, who was in the back seat of the vehicle, escaped with minor injuries, police said. The driver of the van, Corey Hill, of Saugas, Mass., was not injured, said Steve McCausland, a Maine State Police spokesman. Police say Hill lost control of the van on the wet pavement as he passed another vehicle. His van then slammed into the car, police said. There is no indication that alcohol was a factor in the accident,

though the investigation into the crash is ongoing, McCausland said.

Delays likely Sunday night on Forest Ave. This Sunday, as a part of the Forest Avenue and Read Street sewer separation project, Dearborn Brothers Construction will be working on Forest Avenue and Read Street between the hours of 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. Throughout the work, single lane traffic will be maintained, but traffic patterns outlined by flaggers and barrels will change, the city said in a news release. Motorists should pay close attention to flaggers and other directional indicators as they travel through the work zones. While the work is ongoing, commuters may want to seek an alternate route to avoid traffic and delays. Motorists are urged to watch out for bicyclists and pedestrians in these work zones.

Mayoral forum Monday night at State Theater The Portland Music Foundation (PMF) and the Portland Arts & Cultural Alliance (PACA) are teaming up to present a Portland mayoral forum focused on issues and policies related the city’s arts, culture and music community on Monday, October 3 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. (doors open at 5 pm) at the State Theatre at 609 Congress Street. The event is free and open to the public. All qualified candidates for the posi-

tion of Portland’s first elected mayor have been asked to participate in a 90-minute session consisting of multiple rounds of questions pertaining to Portland’s creative community. Community members may submit questions to the candidates for consideration in advance by posting them on the Facebook page of either PMF or PACA, or by emailing info@portlandarts.org

‘Occupy Wall Street’ rally coming to Portland today Portland is poised to get a taste of the anti Wall Street demonstrations occurring in New York. Occupy Wall Street is expected to reach Maine today in Monument Square starting at noon. Organizers say protesters from New York are expected to be in Maine to help organize the event. The “Occupy Maine” event aims to be one of numerous similar events across the country, according to organizers. Supporters say they are showing solidarity with fellow protesters in New York. “An entire generation of young people have realized their lack of viable economic future under the current system where finances are controlled by the top 1 percent,” said organizer Lisa Savage, in an e-mail. “ … The power lies with the rest of us, the other 99 percent.” Savage is a member of Codepink, which she says is one of the groups taking part in the protests in New York and in Portland. — Staff Reports

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The phony fear factor The good news: After spending a year and a half talking about deficits, deficits, deficits when we should have been talking about jobs, job, jobs we’re finally back to discussing the right issue. The bad news: Republicans, aided and abetted by many conservative policy intellectuals, are fixated on a view about what’s blocking job creation that fits their prejudices and serves the interests of their wealthy backers, but bears no relationship to reality. Listen to just about any speech by a Republican presidential hopeful, and you’ll hear assertions that the Obama administration is responsible for weak job growth. How so? The answer, repeated again Krugman and again, is that businesses ––––– are afraid to expand and The New York create jobs because they fear Times costly regulations and higher taxes. Nor are politicians the only people saying this. Conservative economists repeat the claim in op-ed articles, and Federal Reserve officials repeat it to justify their opposition to even modest efforts to aid the economy. The first thing you need to know, then, is that there’s no evidence supporting this claim and a lot of evidence showing that it’s false.

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Postal woes are a sign of the times Looking at the issues facing the U.S. postal system on a national level, it’s hard not to think local. With many office locations around the country facing the possible closure list, You can bet that there will be some sort of House/Senate shenanigans, a new type of BRAC (Base Re-Alignment And Closure Commission) pop up in the immediate future. Nobody wants the local post office to close, but the hammer of profit has fallen, and woe to those who stand in the way. Looking local, it’s not hard to see what happened, if you have a memory for detail. Way back in 1987, I had filled out all the forms Uncle Sugar required me to, and found myself at the Military Entrance Processing Station on Forest Ave The building was shared by MEPS, both US Senators, both U.S. Representatives, an FBI Field Office, a U.S. Secret Service Field Office, and if memory serves correctly, the Social Security office. Oh, the post office had the rest of the building. Now, with the decline of snail-mail in the last twenty

Bob Higgins ––––– Daily Sun Columnist odd years, you would think that all of those would still be there. Nope, thin some more. Only the Postal Service is still in that building. Over the years, the rest had to leave as the operations of the Postal Service expanded. Then, they built a huge processing facility in Scarborough. So if the volume of mail declined, why so much space? Going back to that same year, look at the amount of space that the University of Southern Maine Campus took up. Now look today, and you see more buildings, more parking garages, more everything. If you wandered around campus back then and compared it to what you see today, you would wonder what was going on. Look to that same year at another local, Maine Medical Center. Expansion after expan-

sion after expansion after real estate purchase after new clinics — the footprint of everything MMC related has at least tripled in the last 20 years. I’ve yet to determine if we are that much sicker, or that much better. Expansionism for the sake of itself is what I’m talking about. Whether it be for the “new” civic center, replacing the “old” civic center which opened in 1977. If we can’t build a public building that lasts longer than 35 years, perhaps it’s time to reevaluate which particular contractor screwed up and needs the “golden handcuffs of justice” award. We build new rather than repair the old, because it promotes jobs. Screw the concept of fixing up or repairing, we need the jobs. Build some new facility on the outskirts of nowhere using what is politely described as “other people’s money,” Federal, state, grants, donations. Who cares? It’s OTHER PEOPLE’S MONEY. Now, multiply that times 50 states. Beginning to get the picsee HIGGINS page 5


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Prohibition documentary prompts reflection on Maine’s role Anyone thinking that Maine’s state and local governments have some bad ideas these days might want to monitor PBS for the new Ken Burns documentary that launches Sunday night. It’s a three-night, five-andone-half-hour series on Prohibition, and of course both Portland and Maine had leadership roles in that 13-year national experiment. To review: Maine in 1851 passed the “Maine Law,” becoming the first state to prohibit alcohol. This naturally led to the 1855 “Portland Rum Riots.” The mayor was Neal Dow, who had attained national stature as the “Napoleon of Temperance.” The riot came after it became known that the mayor apparently had a large stash of alcohol for “medical reasons.” Part of the law was that any three men could combine to get a search warrant if they suspected illegal alcohol was around, and three folks did just that. They went to the building where it was believed the alcohol was being stored. The few people grew into a crowd of a few hundred, then a few thousand. Police were unable to control the riot and the mayor called out the militia. That’s right – Portland had a militia, which was also a fairly bad idea. Many accounts say it was upon the mayor’s direct order that the soldiers fired into the crowd, killing one man and wounding a halfdozen or so others. If that seems harsh, perhaps you haven’t been

in Old Port at closing time on a Saturday night in a while? Clearly, since this is a Ken Burns film, we can expect a ––––– little dose of social commentary Usually served up slow-pan style. And from the trailers and stories, Reserved the usual parallels take shape: yes, Prohibition led to organized crime as we know it today and, yep, the federal marijuana laws sure seem easily as stupid as the 18th Amendment. But the movie goes beyond the usual suspects, noting that the temperance movement created the leaders and organizations that became the women’s suffrage movement. And in the big picture – brace yourself – some argue it led directly to the income tax, which was promoted by prohibitionists as a way to replace all that lost tax revenue that would instead fund mobsters. The Tea Party politicos are part of the undernarrative. Burns himself implied as much in an interview with the L.A. Weekly, saying: “... then you begin to realize that the collision of these stories and how [current] they feel. You have single-issue campaigns and the demonization of immigrants and the whole group of people who want to take back their country. It just sounds like today. You don’t even have to point arrows at it. You just tell the story and it’s really obvious.” And David Hinckey at the New York Daily News writes that Burns and his co-producers “... [seem] more interested in how a country founded so explicitly on the principle of individ-

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ual freedom could reach a point where it tried to impose a draconian restriction on what beverage Americans could drink at lunch ... what the show doesn’t say, but wouldn’t mind our noticing, is that even today we should be very careful about giving up some part of our freedom because someone tells us it will ‘solve’ some other problem.” Fair enough. But where Burns gets it wrong is with treating Prohibition as “history.” The fact is that in some places the ban was never repealed. Across the nation, especially in the South, many local jurisdictions still ban alcohol. I grew up in a “dry” county and first attended college on a “dry campus.” For a drinking man, it was great. Bootleggers were plentiful and open 24 hours and none of this silly no-Sunday-sales stuff. Fraternity houses became de facto speakeasys. Actual “speaks” were easy to find, whether they were restaurants or somebody’s basement. We understood why the ‘20s roared. “The Great Gatsby” made perfect sense. (The college has changed to allow alcohol. The home county has not.) To all the other lessons that Prohibition brought, I’d add that it clearly illustrates the power that only comes from a really, truly bad idea backed by sincere people for all the very best reasons – helping others avoid vice. We can only hope it earns attention from the Augusta crowd. (Curtis Robinson was founding editor of The Portland Daily Sun.)

Republican assertions about what ails the economy are pure fantasy KRUGMAN from page 4

The starting point for many claims that antibusiness policies are hurting the economy is the assertion that the sluggishness of the economy’s recovery from recession is unprecedented. But, as a new paper by Lawrence Mishel of the Economic Policy Institute documents at length, this is just not true. Extended periods of “jobless recovery” after recessions have been the rule for the past two decades. Indeed, private-sector job growth since the 2007-2009 recession has been better than it was after the 2001 recession. We might add that major financial crises are almost always followed by a period of slow growth, and U.S. experience is more or less what you should have expected given the severity of the 2008 shock. Still, isn’t there something odd about the fact that businesses are making large profits and sitting on a lot of cash but aren’t spending that cash to expand capacity and employment? No. After all, why should businesses expand when they’re not using the capacity they already have? The bursting of the housing bubble and the overhang of household debt have left consumer spending depressed and many businesses with

more capacity than they need and no reason to add more. Business investment always responds strongly to the state of the economy, and given how weak our economy remains you shouldn’t be surprised if investment remains low. If anything, business spending has been stronger than one might have predicted given slow growth and high unemployment. But aren’t business people complaining about the burden of taxes and regulations? Yes, but no more than usual. Mr. Mishel points out that the National Federation of Independent Business has been surveying small businesses for almost 40 years, asking them to name their most important problem. Taxes and regulations always rank high on the list, but what stands out now is a surge in the number of businesses citing poor sales — which strongly suggests that lack of demand, not fear of government, is holding business back. So Republican assertions about what ails the economy are pure fantasy, at odds with all the evidence. Should we be surprised? At one level, of course not. Politicians who always cater to wealthy business interests say that economic recovery requires catering to wealthy business interests. Who could have imagined it? Yet it seems to me that there is something dif-

ferent about the current state of economic discussion. Political parties have often coalesced around dubious economic ideas — remember the Laffer curve? — but I can’t think of a time when a party’s economic doctrine has been so completely divorced from reality. And I’m also struck by the extent to which Republican-leaning economists — who have to know better — have been willing to lend their credibility to the party’s official delusions. Partly, no doubt, this reflects the party’s broader slide into its own insular intellectual universe. Large segments of the G.O.P. reject climate science and even the theory of evolution, so why expect evidence to matter for the party’s economic views? And it also, of course, reflects the political need of the right to make everything bad in America President Obama’s fault. Never mind the fact that the housing bubble, the debt explosion and the financial crisis took place on the watch of a conservative, free-market-praising president; it’s that Democrat in the White House now who gets the blame. But good politics can be very bad policy. The truth is that we’re in this mess because we had too little regulation, not too much. And now one of our two major parties is determined to double down on the mistakes that caused the disaster.

Until you step back and look at what we’re doing, you won’t see the big picture HIGGINS from page 4

ture? Here’s the other part of the picture. Kind of like with schools and space shuttles, all are built by the lowest qualified bidder. With that tiny add-on of information, it’s quite frankly surprising that any building ever stands up long enough for someone to take a picture of it after the landscaping gets put in. The story never changes. We hear daily about the whole “crumbling infrastructure” thing. We are told that just one more round of new construction instead of repairs should fix up the problem just fine. That is, of course, until the

next round of state or federal dollars becomes available. Then, like wallowing swine at the trough, we line up yet again. A better analogy would be to say that we act like demented seagulls, with a never ending hunger you could almost photograph. We eat and eat and eat the piles of other people’s money until we reach the bursting point. Again, I’m not picking on the post office or any of the other agencies listed. Until you step back and take a good look at what we are doing, construction just for the sake of construction, you never really see the big picture. With the increased amount of “modern” facili-

ties, are students learning any better? Are the concerts we attract better? Do the promoters swim daily in pools of gold coins like Scrooge McDuck? Will the new mega-berth facility ever manage to pay for itself? Given our history, I’m going to make a bet on the last one. Just about the time it manages to pay for itself, We’ll suddenly discover it is crumbling into the sea, and needs to be replaced. But don’t worry, we’ll pay for it with other people’s money. (Bob Higgins is a regular contributor to The Portland Daily Sun.)


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Mayoral candidates in their own words QUESTION: Given the restrictions on the mayor’s position as outlined in the charter, in your view, what are the main duties/responsibilities of Portland’s elected mayor? How can this new position make a difference?

Christopher Vail Age: 40 Occupation: City of Portland firefighter Neighborhood: North Deering The elected mayor’s main duties/responsibilities are outlined in the Charter Commissions Report. But, these first four years of the mayor’s position will provide the foundation of the role for generations. I will bring our local government back to the citizens of Portland. I will work to empower our neighborhood voices and reintroduce the idea vocalized by Abraham Lincoln “of the people, by the people, for the people” into city hall. I will reconnect and gain the trust, faith and support of the city’s citizens. I am a big fan of conversation and communication being two ways. I know the public has a serious distaste for the recent feeling of being spoken to and not heard. We need to reconnect and show through actions that we are here to work together and succeed. The responsibilities of the new mayor will include streamlining city hall, cutting the red tape and not slowing down quality progress in Portland. My goal for business and economic growth will begin right here in Portland and draw from all around our state. We need to begin right here at home and cultivate what we already have before we reach outside of our state. Why do we need a coast to coast outreach when we have so many knowledgeable, enterprising and eager people and resources right here in Maine? My simple campaign slogans have been common sense, leadership, accountability and a full time face on the leadership role of City of Portland Mayor. A leader with these foundational ideas and a fulltime effort and enthusiasm for Portland will make the people of Portland proud they have elected a mayor.

Hamza Haadoow Age: 36 Occupation: Assistant manager, Goodwill of Northern New England Neighborhood: East Deering Portland’s elected mayor needs to be positive looking at the literal Portland in a favorable way and must be lead to Portland in positive direction with empathy and compassion. Portland needs a leader who has able to walk a miles in the Portland people’s shoes and apply the real life in Portland. A leader who can shine the light on the Portland people and love to lead. With the restrictions, the elected mayor can make a difference by: * Promoting Portland business and products to rest of the world. * Promoting better education to all (including on hand training) * Supporting sustainable eco-friendly energy efficient I believe leader’s attitude matters more than everyone else’s. Portland needs good example leaders who want to learn the variety cultures and believes of Portland People and create the way that we can celebrate this quilt cultures in Portland. Portland needs leader who can treat better all the time and create an expectation of the city employees and let people know

his/her believe in them, then watch them grow. Portland needs a flexible leader with her/his approaches which Portland can remember after 4 years. Portland people need a Mayor who offer trust and who is trustworthy by listening to everyone and informing with timely manner.

Jodie Lapchick

Ethan Strimling

The reason a full-time Mayor can and will make a marked difference in improving our city is in the amount of time it takes to make change happen. Compared to the three-year, part-time term of a City Counsel member, four dedicated years is substantially more time to bring people together and get things done. I see the Portland mayor as the voice of the city, the key ambassador to the rest of the state and the country, and the convener of great ideas and people doing great things. As mayor, my three priorities are to: 1. Embrace Portland’s new Economic Development Plan and ensure that it is being implemented intelligently so that when the board and committee chairs in charge change roles over the course of 4 years, the plan stays on a clear course toward success. 2. Second, I will work collaboratively to lead the charge of streamlining City Hall by spending time observing the various departments to identify the issues and begin to introduce potential solutions that will work for everyone. This is an ongoing process of noodling and fine-tuning that I am prepared to work on for my entire term. 3. Finally, I will take a leadership role in strengthening our community by leading an effort to help increase support and sharing within and between neighborhood associations and help develop new ones.

Age: 43 Occupation: CEO of LearningWorks Neighborhood: West End The new Mayor, by default or design, will become the CEO of the city. After being elected by the 65,000 people who live here, we will expect our new Mayor to take the city on his or her shoulders and solve our problems. Problems ranging from the broad long term visioning we need, to the minutia of making sure phone calls are answered at city hall. From ensuring sound policy decisions by the City Council, to ensuring that building permits are not stuck between offices. The strength of our next Mayor will rely on that individual’s skill set and experience as a leader. It needs to be someone who has leadership experience in both the private and public sectors. With that skill set, the Mayor can make a tremendous difference in changing the culture of City Hall so that we can get economic development moving, keep our property taxes down, and create an educational system that serves all our students.

Michael Brennan Age: 58 Occupation: Policy Associate at the Muskie School at the University of Southern Maine Neighborhood: Back Cove One of the misnomers associated with this election cycle is that the new position creates a “weak” Mayor’s Office. There is a belief that the new mayor will have little impact on the future of Portland because the position will not have absolute veto over city budget and policy. This is untrue. On November 8th, Portland will be making the most significant change to its form of city government in 88 years. A shortcoming of the current mayor’s position is that it is a part-time job taken on by a new person every year. This has prevented the city from having a coherent vision in its planning and development. The new mayor will be a full-time position with a four-year term. This will allow the city to pursue a coherent vision based on Portland values, including sustainable jobs, world-class education and an unsurpassed quality of life. We have an opportunity to end our haphazard progress, and to promote regional cooperation in the areas of economic development, environmental protection and access to higher education. At this historic moment, it’s imperative we elect a mayor who will make this position work. The new mayor must forge a strong working relationship with the city manager, other council members, and the school board, as well as Portland’s legislative delegation. Furthermore, the new mayor must reach out to Portland’s business leaders, neighborhood organizations and a broad spectrum of organizations and individuals. The person we elect must be a credible spokesperson in Portland, other Maine cities, Augusta, and Washington.

Age: 49 Occupation: Strategic Marketing Consultant Neighborhood: West End

Markos Miller Age: 43 Occupation: Teacher Neighborhood: Munjoy Hill Portland’s charter calls for the mayor to be a facilitator, collaborator, and a consensus builder. The mayor must be able to cultivate and champion a vision for Portland by engaging the council and the community, and building coalitions. This mayoral position presents new tools and opportunities for leadership, not restrictions on leadership. However, it will take the right person to realize the promise of this new position; it is a more nuanced role than a traditional mayor. The position calls for a leader who can provide accountability in City Hall by creating agendas for the council, building strategic committee structures and making appointments to facilitate leadership by councilors, and evaluating professional staff. The mayor will also be the face of the city to neighborhoods, organizations, and businesses and will have the ability to build relationships and advocate for Portland at the regional, state, and national level. I believe the mayoral position can make a profound difference for Portland. I see great opportunities for Portland to find its ‘True North’, trim our sails, and set our course to improve our great city. My experience as a past President of the Munjoy Hill Neighborhood Organization, chair of the Franklin Street Redesign Study, and a civic leader who has been deeply involved and committed to community led-development has involved exactly this type of work; and its one of the main reasons I’m running for Mayor. I’ve brought people together to advance shared visions and I’ll continue to do the same as Mayor.


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John Eder Age: 42 Occupation: grassroots organizer, mental health technician, student Neighborhood: West End The first person who breathes life into the trifling description of the duties of Mayor will have a major impact on its effectiveness and the way the office is ultimately perceived by citizens. What has been lacking these nearly nine decades is the full-throated voice of the citizens made manifest at City Hall. I will be that activist mayor making the most of the position in order to build consensus and realize our highest collective goals and ideals for Portland. The mayor‘s position is not a “me” proposition but a “we” proposition. It will take many citizens making our voices heard to bring about change at City Hall. I have a history as a grassroots organizer who has been organizing people around the most progressive issues to come forth in Portland these past t fifteen years, from Single Payer Health Care to Immigrant Voting Rights to just reform of marijuana policy. I have been organizing people for positive change as well as inspiring and mentoring the city’s young leaders, the young, the poor and the disenfranchised to get involved in politics. After serving two terms in the Maine State House as the nation’s highest elected Green Party official, I have a unique perspective as both an outsider and an insider to Maine politics. I will use my skills as both an organizer and a policymaker to harness the power and genius of the people of Portland so that together we can change the culture at City Hall to make for a more socially, environmentally and economically just Portland that we can all be proud of.

Jill Duson Age: 57 Occupation: Retired Attorney; Former Director, Bureau of Rehabilitation Services, Maine Dept. of Labor Neighborhood: North Deering Many define the role of elected Mayor by what it is not; not quite an Executive Mayor, yet much more than a ceremonial part-time Mayor who works fulltime for someone else. I supported the full-time, four year elected Mayor position because in the right hands it will make a tremendous difference for the

city of Portland. To be successful the new Mayor will need to wear a number of hats. Towards this end, I will serve as required in the following roles: Presiding Officer, Team Leader, Organizer, Advocate, Facilitator, Cheerleader, Critic, Lobbyist, Bridge Builder, Rainmaker, Auditor, and Evaluator. As Portland’s Mayor, I bring the skills of a technocrat who has led a complex statewide Bureau with a $24 million budget, a staff of 150 and 11 service points across Maine. I bring a track record of fiscal accountability having re-engineered the fiscal management process to eliminate a 10% budget deficit. I bring a rock solid commitment to service accountability and quality results in government service; having re-designed the case management process, improved performance standards and eliminated an 11 month waiting list for services. And, I bring the advocacy commitment of a child raised in poverty that finished high school, went to college and graduated from law school because of the helping hands of a community that understood everyone matters, everyone counts and everyone can make a difference. Amongst this field of candidate my record of commitment to public service and producing measurable results is unmatched.

Jed Rathband Age: 39 Occupation: Communications consultant, owner of Stones Throw Consulting. Neighborhood: East Deering Due to how the position is structured, Portland needs an innovative leader to be effective and attract new business, create jobs and change the stagnant status quo. More specifically, Portland needs a leader who is capable of building coalitions necessary to seize the opportunities to bring greater prosperity to our city. My first priority will be to integrate government, the private sector and not-for profit agencies into a coalition capable of identifying and pursuing opportunities to completion. The mayoral position is a new one. It needs to be molded and shaped with vision and skill, otherwise it could become another bureaucratic post with neither authority nor efficacy. We need an outsider, a

person with no debts to pay or allegiances to special interests, a person with skills both in the not-forprofit world and business world to set the bar for what future mayors of Portland are going to do. If the precedent is set well, and the office is organized in such a way as to maximize productivity and minimize waste, it will be a position of accountability, productivity and creativity. It will be a job at City Hall that finally lives up to its job description.

Ralph Carmona Age: 60 Occupation: Civic Leader Neighborhood: Munjoy Hill Today, the city’s economic vitality has increased in spite of city hall governance. This election provides and validates a centralizing full-time policy leader among what are now nine part-time mayors. The key will be to move beyond the part-time mindset and fragmented process; especially with a weak mayor having few formal duties or powers. What will be significant is to have a mayor with the ability to bring consensus among the city council, city manager and the key constituencies they represent; someone who is not locked into insider political conflicts that undermines the need for common ground. By bringing together these people and constituencies, the mayor can set a city agenda of immediate and long-term goals, and work to build and sustain buy-in to that agenda through respectful listening, persistent diplomacy and relationship-building. These are skills that require experience, patience, perseverance and honesty. Yet with the right person in the job, I believe it can be done. Part of this involves serious consideration of each councilor’s district constituency concerns, city policies, and vision. It requires ideas on viable economic growth, efficiencies and making them a part of the lobbying effort for these changes. This means going beyond City Hall and its established networks to meeting with regional and state officials, beginning with Governor LePage, to garner support for Portland as Maine’s leading city. This is a form of indirect lobbying in city hall, Augusta and Washington, D.C. Key to this success will be elevating Portland’s national stature, as a leading nation’s mayor, for the city’s interests. With Portland on the Rise as my agenda, city government can move forward working for the betterment of the city, making it a safer and more prosperous place for all of its citizens.

After epic September collapse, Francona out as Red Sox manager The Boston Red Sox announced Friday that they would not pick up their option on Terry Francona’s contract, parting ways with the manager who led them to the World Series championships in 2004 and 2007 after decades of failure. Francona, who managed eight seasons in Boston, oversaw a collapse this season in which the Red Sox lost 20 of 27 games in September to lose their playoff spot to the Tampa Bay Rays. “Nobody at the Red Sox blames Tito for what happened at the end of this season; we own that as an organization,” General Manager Theo Epstein said in a statement, using Francona’s nickname. “This year was certainly a difficult and draining one for him and for us. Ultimately, he decided that there were certain things that needed to be done that he couldn’t do after eight years here, and that this team would benefit from hearing a new voice.” Francona met twice at Fenway Park on Friday with Epstein and ownership, including John Henry.

The Red Sox have not won a playoff game since Oct. 18, 2008, getting swept in the first round in 2009 and failing to qualify the next two seasons. In a statement, Henry, Chairman Tom Werner and President Larry Lucchino said Francona, ownership and Epstein Francona agreed that the team “would benefit from an improved clubhouse culture and higher standards in several areas. Tito said that after eight years here he was frustrated by his difficulty making an impact with the players, that a different voice was needed,

and that it was time for him to move on. After taking time to reflect on Tito’s sentiments, we agreed that it was best for the Red Sox not to exercise the option years on his contract.” Francona instantly becomes a favorite for the open manager’s job with the Chicago White Sox, whose Class AA team he managed in the 1990s, when Michael Jordan played for him. Francona, who started his major league managerial career with Philadelphia, was 744-552 as manager of the Red Sox. Francona thanked Henry for the opportunity to manage and praised the fans. But he added that he was frustrated with his ability to reach the players. “I’ve always maintained that it is not only the right, but the obligation, of ownership to have the right person doing this job,” Francona said in a statement. “I told them that out of my enormous respect for this organization and the people in it, they may need to find a different voice to lead the team.” — The New York Times


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‘Prescription drugs represent a serious public health concern for Maine’ PILLS from page one

admissions is bound by the need and capacity for treatment, according to the report. "There's a couple of things to think about, at least for prescription drug abuse," said Peter Delany, director of the Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, SAMHSA. "The percentage of the population who are abusing or addicted to prescription pain relievers has kind of been static," he said, citing national figures between 1.8 percent and 2.1 percent of the total population. "Even though we've seen that number really not increase or decrease significantly year to year, what we have seen is a skyrocketing of people going into treatment and quadrupling of people who are ending up in the emergency room because of prescription drug problems," Delany said. "What we're seeing is that people are having problems, (but) there's no real epidemic." According to a recent SAMHSA study, the rate of treatment admis-

“What we have seen is a skyrocketing of people going into treatment and quadrupling of people who are ending up in the emergency room because of prescription drug problems.” — Peter Delany, director of the Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration sion for opiate addiction — not including heroin — per 100,000 people age 12 and older, is higher in Maine than anywhere else in the country, Delany said. Maine ranked 332 people per 100,000 age 12 and older, he said, compared with the national rate which is about 45 admissions per 100,000, according to reports. Rhode Island ranked 122 per 100,000, Delaware 112 per 100,000 and New York was 62 per 100,000, he said. "You could take that to mean that

(Maine is) doing a heck of a lot better job than some states of getting people into treatment," Delany said. He suggested the availability of prescription drugs as a likely contributing factor of abuse. "You may be buying it on the street, but you tend to be getting it from a pharmacy or ... free from a friend or relative. Because it's a prescription drug, (people think) it's probably safer than heroin or other things, and they may be treating it more casually and thus maybe developing problems more quickly," he said. Though access to prescription drugs was not specifically discussed in the state's Department of Health and Human Services report, the study found that in 2009, 20 percent of high school students had taken a prescription drug not prescribed to them one or more times. Eleven percent reported having done so within 30 days of the poll. "Prescription drugs represent a serious public health concern for Maine," the report reads. "Twelve percent of young adults ages 18-25 had used pain relievers for non-medical purposes within the past year." The problem is evident to people who work on the front lines of drug treatment, including the group known as Youth Alternatives Ingraham and its Morrison Place in Portland. The facility is a yearlong residential program that treats homeless people who have both drug addictions and mental health disorders.

“I’m dealing with people now who are coming in as adults and who have been going on 15, 20 or 25 years of (opiate abuse) and it’s taking a toll on their bodies. People are more ill and are dying younger.” — Darlene Panzino, director of Morrison Place in Portland, a yearlong residential program for the homeless "In the three years that I have been the clinical director, more than half of the people coming in have opiate addiction," said Darlene Panzino, director of Morrison Place. Panzino explained that the demand for prescription drug treatment has been steady and that she has not necessarily noticed a sharp increase, though with a program that treats about only 30 people in a given year, she says demand for admission to Morrison Place is always high. "I'm dealing with people now who are coming in as adults and who have been going on 15, 20 or 25 years of (opiate abuse) and it's taking a toll on their bodies," she said. "People are more ill and are dying younger." Researchers like Delany suggest that taking precautions around the home — such as disposing of unused doctor prescribed painkillers or simply keeping them away from others who see next page


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Summers to speak at SoPo Air National Guard salute DAILY SUN STAFF REPORTS Secretary of State Charlie Summers will be speaking at a Hometown Heroes Salute recognizing Air National Guard members for their commitment to serving the nation, Summers’ office reported. The South Portland Air National Guard Station will be hosting the event from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. today, followed by an open house. The Hometown Heroes Salute is a nationwide campaign organized by the Air National Guard to recognize Airmen who were deployed for more than 30 consecutive days as part of Operation Noble Eagle, Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom, Hurricane Katrina and all other contingency operations. The Hometown

Heroes in Salute in South Portland will be in honor of 17 Airmen who recently returned from serving in Iraq and eight Airmen who provided communications support to Tropical Storm Irene recovery operations in Vermont. Also in attendance will be Major General Bill Libby; Master Sergeant (Ret.) James Sheppard of the Tuskegee Airman; Lieutenant Colonel Robert Scott, 265th CBCS Commander; senior officers from the Air National Guard and Coast Guard; and representatives from Senator Snowe and Senator Collins’ offices.

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could misuse them — could go a long way in stemming future addiction growth. As an example, Delany cited numbers from the last "Take Back" initiative, a national event that allows people to dispose of unwanted and unused prescription pills. The Drug Enforcement Administration, in conjunction with nearly 4,000 state and local law enforcement agencies, collected more than 309 tons of pills over the course of two Take Back days, according to the DEA. At the same time, social workers and service providers like Panzino say availability to treatment is just as important. "Research shows that treatment does work and is the best investment, even though it's hard to invest

in merger times," said Pat McKenzie, vice president of Adult Mental Health Services at Youth Alternatives Ingraham. People's Regional Opportunity Program and Youth Alternatives Ingraham board members voted to combine the two nonprofits, effective today. "When we don't have enough to help intervene and support individuals and their families with promoting recovery from addiction, it just seems to fall somewhere else," McKenzie said. "The courts are filled with individuals and county jails are filled with people who, the primary root of a lot of their criminal or illegal activity is about addicted disease, whatever the substance is," McKenzie continued. "Those (drugs and substances) change, but the behaviors around it will continue to plague us."

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and cooling system that city officials hope will bring a LEED Gold rating from the U.S. Green Building Council. Speaking at a ribbon cutting event yesterday at the airport, U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree likened the new terminal building to world-class facilities in Singapore and Washington, D.C. “The new terminal is not only going to make it easy to move more passengers quickly and efficiently through the airport, but also provides a beautiful gateway to visitors arriving in our state,” she said. Mayor Nick Mavodones described the terminal as “absolutely breathtaking.” He predicted the larger space and new gates would attract hundreds of thousands of new passengers each year. “The opportunity we have before us to increase these numbers and bring more people to Maine is undeniable,” Mavodones said, adding that about 1.8 million people use the Jetport each year. Indeed, city officials say the expansion was driven

by growing passenger volume and the likelihood that airlines will add more flights from Portland. Beyond aesthetics and amenities, the new terminal also includes new safety upgrades that are designed to get passengers to their gate faster. An explosives-detection system has also been installed for all outbound baggage. “From the additional screening capabilities to the improved traffic flow, air travel will be safer, and at the same time more convenient and pleasant,” said U.S. Sen. Susan Collins. Roughly $66 million of the total $75 million project was funded through $4.50 passenger facility fees tacked on to each departure and arrival. Another $9 million came from the federal government for an advanced baggage screening system. No money from city property taxes was used to pay for the new project. Turner Construction Co. of Boston led the project, which officials said created about 90 jobs. The new terminal will be home to retail stores like Cool as a Moose, CNBC Store, and DownEast in addition to a Linda Bean’s Maine Lobster Cafe and

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Saturday, Oct. 1 Elizabeth Mitchell 11 a.m. SPACE Gallery, in association with Bloom Arts & Events, presents Elizabeth Mitchell. A Smithsonian Folkways Recording artist, Mitchell has been recording and performing music for children since 1998. Elizabeth was the first new children’s music artist signed to Smithsonian Folkways Recordings in the 21st century. Also 2 p.m. http://www.space538.org/events.php

An Evening with Primus 8:30 p.m. SOLD OUT. State Theatre presents Primus. Primus’ major label debut was the album Sailing the Seas of Cheese. The album was supported by the singles “Jerry Was a Race Car Driver” and “Tommy the Cat,” both of which appeared on MTV. Fans of “South Park” will recognize their work in the theme song. www.statetheatreportland.com

Emilia Dahlin in New Gloucester

7:30 p.m. The Village Coffeehouse in New Gloucester is very excited to once again feature Emilia Dahlin. Ms. Dahlin was recently selected as one of the top ten local Monday, Oct. 3 musicians to put on your “must see” list by Down East magazine. She was also voted best local female vocalist in 2005, 2006, Stowaways Bluegrass Night 2007 and was winner of the Great Waters 6 p.m. Open Jam at 6. Stowaways at 8. Songwriting Competition in Wolfboro, New Downstairs. No cover. At Empire Dine and Hampshire. She’s a “self-made original” Dance, 575 Congress St., Portland. and the quintessential indie musician, wearing the hat of artist, manager, bookTuesday, Oct. 4 ing agent, and publicist at once. For more Since forming in 2005, the magnetic instrumental quintet Toubab Krewe has won a diverse and devoted followinformation see, www.emiliadahlin.com. ing at performances everywhere from Bonnaroo to the legendary Festival of the Desert in Essakane, Mali. They The Village Coffeehouse is located at the perform Sunday night at Port City Music Hall. (COURTESY PHOTO) Shinji Masuko (DMBQ, First Congregational Church at the corner Crossroad makes you remember what is important in life. Boredoms) with AWAAS at SPACE Gallery of Rt. 231 and Gloucester Hill Rd., New Gloucester, Maine. Moses Atwood is carving his tremendous raw talent into 9 p.m. Shinji Masuko, founder of legendary Japanese Tickets at the door are $10 for adults and $5 for seniors and a powerful, yearning musical voice. Over the next several psych outfit DMBQ and principal guitarist with noise rock children. For more information call Julie Fralich 926-3161 or years he plans to sculpt a truly great contribution to Amerititans Boredoms since 2004, comes to SPACE in support of the church office 926-3260. Show starts at 7:30 p.m. For can music. www.onelongfellowsquare.com his first solo release, Woven Music. http://www.space538. more information on the Coffeehouse, see www.villagecoforg/events.php feehouse.org.

Sunday, Oct. 2

Johnson’s Crossroad at One Longfellow 8 p.m. Johnson’s Crossroad has been described by friends and fans as everything from “Appalachian Soul” to “Hillbilly Metal.” The new album ‘Mockingbird’ puts songwriter Paul Johnson squarely in line with names like Guy Clark or Zac Brown and his powerful voice evokes memories of folk stars like Tom Waits, Taj Mahal or Burl Ives. The sincerity of his songs and simplicity of his lyrics make you want to pour a brew, put your feet up or head to the hills. Johnson’s

Wednesday, Oct. 5

Season Opening Celebration for PSO 2:30 p.m. Portland Symphony Orchestra with Robert Moody, conductor, and Awadagin Pratt, piano. Also Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. Merrill Auditorium. https://tickets.porttix. com/public/show.asp

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Saturday, Oct. 8 USNA Men’s Glee Club 7:30 p.m. Portland Symphony Orchestra with Robert Moody, conductor; the U.S. Naval Academy Men’s Glee Club directed by Dr. Aaron Smith. “The PSO is thrilled and honored to open the 20112012 Pops season with one of America’s premier men’s choral ensembles. The 80 Midshipmen in the group, directed by Dr. Aaron Smith, will perform choral masterpieces, popular music, patriotic songs, traditional sea shanties, and a variety of other works. Anchors aweigh!” https://tickets.porttix. com/public/show.asp


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Intense fighting erupts on Somalia’s border with Kenya NAIROBI, Kenya (New York Times) — Intense fighting erupted along the Kenya-Somalia border on Friday as the Shabab militant group tried to take back a slice of strategic territory from militias allied with the Somali government. At the same time, Shabab fighters are breaking up camps for victims of Somalia’s famine, sending tens of thousands of starving people straight back into drought-stricken areas. The Shabab militants say they will provide enough food to tide people over until the next harvest, expected around January, and some of the people who recently left seemed content with the initial rations of rice, sugar, powdered milk and oil that they had been given. But many aid officials worry that the

famine victims are going to soon find themselves in a bleak and barren environment once back in their home villages and that dispersing them will complicate an already strained aid effort. “This is a nightmare,” said a United Nations official who asked not to be identified because he was criticizing the Shabab and feared reprisals. “It has been hard enough to access famine victims in Shabab areas, and now that the people have been scattered, that means more checkpoints, more local authorities to deal with, more negotiations.” It seems that the Shabab, which has lost several chunks of territory in the past few months, is regrouping to some degree. In August, Shabab leaders

pulled hundreds of fighters out of Mogadishu, Somalia’s capital, calling it a strategic withdrawal, though it seemed more of an acknowledgement that their mostly young and inexperienced troops could no longer go toe-to-toe with a better armed and trained African Union peacekeeping force. The African Union has 9,000 soldiers in Mogadishu to support Somalia’s Transitional Federal Government, whose own army is weak and fragmented. But in recent days, witnesses have reported hundreds of Shabab fighters heading south toward Somalia’s border with Kenya. The border area is controlled by a fractious group of warlords and militias who get covert support from Kenya and Ethiopia and

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By Holiday Mathis SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You’ll speak your truth and be tempted to elaborate on it endlessly. It takes restraint to quit when you’re ahead, and that’s precisely what you should do. Short messages ring the loudest. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You’ll really go for what you want today, and you’ll make sure to do this in a manner you can later be proud of. Your courage and tenacity are tempered by your deep wells of compassion. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You’ll be surprised at the words that come out of your mouth. Perhaps these words aren’t really how you feel at all, but they somehow spring from the awkwardness of the moment. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Your interest in a person is growing. There’s a quality or bit of knowledge you hope to achieve, and this person could be the key. Trust that there are many “keys” that will unlock this part of you. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). A scene that was once exciting has lost its charm. When it all gets a little too familiar, you feel the impulse to roam. You’ll come back with new inspiration and inject fresh energy into the tired scene. TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Oct. 1). This year features travel opportunities. You’ll win a sort of prize in November. Your desire to improve and learn brings you into an educational setting. A fascination leads to a source of income in January. Your animal magnetism is turned up in May. Take initiative in business in June. Gemini and Cancer people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 4, 25, 12, 24 and 16.

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ARIES (March 21-April 19). For you, unconditional love isn’t an emotion; it’s a state of being that allows you access to a number of powerful emotions. You’re at your best when you love this way. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You wouldn’t make a goal of being nice, because you know that being nice should be a given at this stage of your game. But try not to judge the goals of those who are in a different stage. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Today you may be an unwilling participant in the process of growth and change, and yet you show up and do your part. It will get much easier for you from here on out. CANCER (June 22-July 22). You stop looking for the easy way to fix a problem and instead go to the source. If you can pull this “weed” up by its roots, it won’t come back anytime soon. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). It’s time to get shrewd with your focus. Ignore anything in your life that suggests you will have a different or lesser outcome than the one you really want. If it feels like a worry, doubt or fear, ignore it. Do not engage. Just walk on by. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You welcome the opportunity to practice over and over until you are quite masterful at a task. You realize that having the time and resources to learn is a sort of luxury, and you appreciate this. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). People who care about you will show their caring in funny and unexpected ways. You’ll take each gesture in stride, sometimes more amused than pleased, but it’s touching to see the effort.

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––––––– ALMANAC ––––––– Today is Saturday, Oct. 1, the 274th day of 2011. There are 91 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 1, 1961, Roger Maris of the New York Yankees hit his 61st home run during a 162-game season, compared to Babe Ruth’s 60 home runs during a 154-game season. (Tracy Stallard of the Boston Red Sox gave up the round-tripper; the Yankees won 1-0.) On this date: In 1861, during the Civil War, the Confederate navy captured the Union steamer Fanny in North Carolina’s Pamlico Sound. In 1908, Henry Ford introduced his Model T automobile to the market. In 1910, the offices of the Los Angeles Times were destroyed by a bomb explosion and fire; 21 Times employees were killed. In 1936, Gen. Francisco Franco was proclaimed the head of an insurgent Spanish state. In 1940, the first section of the Pennsylvania Turnpike, 160 miles in length, was opened to the public. In 1949, Mao Zedong proclaimed the People’s Republic of China during a ceremony in Beijing. A 42-day strike by the United Steelworkers of America began over the issue of retirement benefits. In 1964, the Free Speech Movement was launched at the University of California at Berkeley. In 1971, Walt Disney World opened near Orlando, Fla. In 1986, former President Jimmy Carter’s presidential library and museum were dedicated in Atlanta with help from President Ronald Reagan. In 1987, eight people were killed when an earthquake measuring magnitude 5.9 struck the Los Angeles area. One year ago: CNN fired anchor Rick Sanchez a day after he called Jon Stewart a bigot during a radio interview in which he also questioned whether Jews should be considered a minority. Today’s Birthdays: Former President Jimmy Carter is 87. Pianist Roger Williams is 87. Actress-singer Julie Andrews is 76. Actress Stella Stevens is 73. Rock musician Jerry Martini (Sly and the Family Stone) is 68. Baseball Hall-of-Famer Rod Carew is 66. Jazz musician Dave Holland is 65. Actor Stephen Collins is 64. Actress Yvette Freeman is 61. Actor Randy Quaid is 61. Rhythm-and-blues singer Howard Hewett is 56. Alt-country-rock musician Tim O’Reagan (The Jayhawks) is 53. Singer Youssou N’Dour is 52. Actor Esai Morales is 49. Retired MLB All-Star Mark McGwire is 48. Actor Christopher Titus is 47. Actress-model Cindy Margolis is 46. Rock singer-musician Kevin Griffin (Better Than Ezra) is 43. Actor Zach Galifianakis is 42. Singer Keith Duffy is 37. Actress Sarah Drew is 31. Actress Jurnee Smollett is 25.

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Reporter threatens to tell who ordered phone hacking at British paper BY JOHN F. BURNS THE NEW YORK TIMES

the company of having unfairly dismissed him for being a whistleblower. In his statement on Friday, he suggested that both sides “retain a dignified silence until we meet face to face in a public tribunal,” a hearing on his suit. “There is so much I could have said publicly to the detriment of News International but so far have chosen not to,” he said. “At the length, truth will out.” News International declined to comment on Mr. Thurlbeck’s statement. With his statement, Mr. Thurlbeck appeared to have joined other

current or former News International employees who have shown a readiness to contradict one another in public about newsroom wrongdoing at The News of the World — in particular, who authorized the phone hacking, who at the newspaper and at News International knew about it, and when they found out about it. The apparent discrepancies in accounts given earlier this summer by Murdoch executives to a parliamentary committee investigating the scandal will be investigated in additional hearings called by the committee this fall.

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LONDON — A reporter who is among the 16 people arrested and then freed on bail in the cellphonehacking case that has shaken Rupert Murdoch’s media empire in Britain warned his former bosses on Friday that he plans to break his silence on the scandal in a forthcoming civil court case. He said that he would reveal those who were responsible for the phone hacking. The reporter, Neville Thurlbeck, 49, who was the chief reporter for the now-defunct News of the World,

gave the warning in a statement issued through his lawyers in connection with his wrongful dismissal lawsuit against News International, the British newspaper arm of Mr. Murdoch’s News Corporation. Mr. Thurlbeck was one of the first people arrested by Scotland Yard in a renewed investigation of the phone hacking earlier this year, but he has denied publicly having played any part in the illegal interception of cellphone voice mails. Mr. Thurlbeck remained on the News International payroll until earlier this month, when he was fired. In his lawsuit, he accused

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ANNIE’S MAILBOX Dear Annie: Our mother has Alzheimer’s disease, and we don’t think Dad is taking proper care of her. Mom seems undernourished. Dad thinks a slice of toast or a cup of coffee constitutes adequate caloric intake for her. If she says “no” to food, he simply accepts that response without trying to encourage her to eat. Her clothes are now several sizes too big. Mom has emotional outbursts and periods of uncontrollable crying, and she frequently screams out, thus making a good night’s sleep impossible for either of them. It is difficult for her to walk more than 15 feet. Dad doesn’t assist her consistently, and she has fallen numerous times. Personal hygiene seems a thing of the past. Their home, which once sparkled, is now dirty and disorganized. We have offered to clean, do household chores, etc., but our offers fall on deaf ears. We gave Dad the name of a local specialist, but he refuses to call. We contacted their family doctor, who said he was unable to convince Dad that Mom needs to go into assisted living. Dad seems to relish being the martyr and constantly complains about having to do everything. We understand that after 50-plus years of marriage, this must be extremely difficult for him. My siblings, our spouses and the grandchildren do not know what to do next. -- Caring Kids in California Dear Caring: It can be traumatizing for one spouse to place another in a facility of any kind, and a certain paralysis can set in, preventing major decisions and changes. You and your siblings need to step up to the plate right now. Call the Eldercare Locator (www.eldercare.gov) at 1-800-677-1116 and ask for assistance. If you can afford it, also try the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers (caremanager.org). Dear Annie: A group of us plays Mexican train dominoes

every Monday at the senior center in our town. In the past few months, we have come to realize that one woman is cheating. It’s not a question of money, but rather one of fairness. Each person puts in a dollar, and whoever has the lowest score gets the pot. It ranges from $4 to $6, depending on how many people play. How should we approach this? -- Aggravated Domino Player Dear Player: If you know how she is cheating, you should call it to her attention at the time. (“Doris, if you’ve had that domino in your hand all this time, why didn’t you play it earlier?”) Otherwise, your choices are to play a different game or find another group. Dear Annie: I would like to offer an alternative to “Social Dud,” who is uncomfortable inviting people over. She should be honest and maybe say something like, “I really enjoy coming to your home, but it’s difficult for me to have you over. How about if I take you out for coffee sometime?” My husband and I have a modest country home, but people always seem to enjoy themselves when they are here. However, we have friends who, for a variety of reasons, never reciprocate -- they’re too poor, too shy or chronically ill, their homes are too small or messy. We either know these things, or they have politely told us. It doesn’t matter. All of our friends are welcome in our home, including those who can’t reciprocate. Hosting a party or a dinner is not about our expectations of reciprocation. It is about fellowship. We love our guests. -- Happy To Host Dear Happy: And we’re certain your guests are quite fond of you. Thanks for reiterating that most people appreciate the company and are not looking to critique one’s home or meal.

Annie’s Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann Landers column. Please e-mail your questions to: anniesmailbox@comcast.net, or write to: Annie’s Mailbox, c/o Creators Syndicate, 5777 W. Century Blvd., Ste. 700, Los Angeles, CA 90045.

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Saturday, Oct. 1 140th annual Cumberland County Fair 7 a.m. There are so many exciting things planned for this milestone anniversary. 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. Weighing all Draft Horses and Oxen; 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Exhibition Hall, Museum, Sugar House, Horticulture Open. World of Horses Show, NPPA Truck Pull, Don Campbell, Brian Wardwell. 8 a.m. Make-A-Wish Foundation Tractor Pull, Front of Grandstands. www.cumberlandfair.com

Portland Jetport: Open house for new terminal 9 a.m. to noon. Public open house for the Portland International Jetport’s brand new expanded terminal. From 9 a.m. to noon, visitors will be able to tour the new facility before it officially opens for business on Sunday, Oct. 2. This is a family friendly event and refreshments and giveaways will be available for children. Parking vouchers will be provided for this event. Portland International Jetport, 1001 Westbrook St., Portland.

Greater Portland Christian School homecoming 10 a.m. Greater Portland Christian School is holding its homecoming; at 10 a.m., Maine Christian School Sports League JV Game, Grace Christian Academy @ GPCS JV; noon, Girls Varsity Soccer (MPA), Calvary Chapel @ GPCS; 2 p.m., Varsity Boys Soccer (MPA), Acadia Christian @ GPCS; 4 p.m., Alumni Game; 5:30 p.m., Alumni Cookout. “GPCS Invites all Alumni back to cheer on our soccer teams and participate in the annual Alumni Soccer Game.”

Maine Marathon Kids’ Mile 10 a.m. Portland’s Back Cove will be the scene of the first Maine Marathon Kids’ Mile, beginning at 10 a.m. The event will benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Maine and is part of the Maine Marathon, which take place the following day. To participate, athletes must be 7 to12 years of age on the day of the race. Medals will be awarded to all finishers and trophies will be given to the top three boys and the top three girls. Official Maine Marathon Kids’ Mile t-shirts will be given to the first 500 athletes who register for the race. Race registration can be done online at www.KidsMile.kintera.org, or in-person on the day of the race from 8 to 9:40 a.m. at the Maine Marathon start line, near the Hannaford entrance on Bedford Street in Portland. There is a $12 entry fee for the Kids’ Mile (only $10 for registrations returned to the BBBS or postmarked by Monday, Sept. 19). Prizes will be given to all participants raising more money for Big Brothers Big Sisters. The names of athletes who raise $100 or more over the registration amount will be entered into a drawing to win an iPad. The drawing will take place right after the race on Saturday, Oct. 1. Online registration can be done by visiting: www.KidsMile.kintera.org. The site also introduces all the fundraising opportunities, qualifying participants to win the extra prizes. Call 773.5437 or email info@somebigs.org with questions. Media sponsors are MaineBiz, FOX23 and Q-97.9. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Maine is committed to making a positive difference in the lives of young people, focusing on prevention, primarily through professionally supported one-toone relationships with volunteers. For more information may call 773-KIDS or visit www.somebigs.org.

Brunswick Fall Festival 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Brunswick Fall Festival, Downtown Brunswick and Town Mall. The Brunswick Dog Park Committee will host fundraising/fun activities for dogs and owners on the mall in Brunswick. Additionally, there will be a sidewalk sale, arts and crafts show, apple pie contest, free flu shots, and loads of children’s activities including face painting, balloon sculptures, “Candy Playtime” with Wilbur’s Chocolates, and Life Is Good “Playmakers” who work with children who are survivors of natural disasters or trauma.

Kat Powers at The Mill Store 10 a.m. to noon. Join Kat Powers, a Maine based, do-ityourself enthusiast, instructor, and interior decorator for a free workshop on painted furniture at The Mill Store located at Payne Road in Scarborough. Kat will share time saving tips and tricks for professional looking painted and stained finishes. Also, learn how to create your own antique looks with weathered and distressed painted finishes. To register call 885-9200. This is a free workshop but space is limited so call today.

Downtown Brunswick Fall Festival 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. In Downtown Brunswick: on the Town Mall, at Brunswick Station and on Maine Street, fun activities for the whole family. Sidewalk sale; craft fair; dog events; free flu shots; fire prevention activities; music; children’s activities; apple pie contest; downtown restaurant activities; Wilbur’s Fine Chocolates “Candy Play”; geocaching event. FMI, www.brunswickdowntown.org

Play me a Story: (Not too) Scary Stories 10:30 a.m. “What makes you feel scared? Whether it’s bullies or monsters under the bed — we’ve got a story to help you cope! Join Theater for Kids as we read slightly scary stories and not too terrifying tales, then act out your inner

A special performance in Southern Maine of the play “Mrs. Smith Goes to Washington” will be held on Sunday, Oct. 2 at 4 p.m. at USM’s Abromson Center in Portland to benefit the American Heart Association. This one-woman show provides an intimate look into the life and times of Margaret Chase Smith. (COURTESY PHOTO) monster in an interactive workshop.” Email theaterforkids@ portlandstage.org or call 774-1043, ext. 117 with questions or to sign up. Theater for Kids at Portland Stage Company, 25A Forest Ave.

Cathryn Falwell at Maine Audubon’s Apple Day 10:30 a.m. Children¹s book illustrator/author Cathryn Falwell will read from and talk turkey about her new picture book “Gobble, Gobble,” as part of Maine Audubon¹s Apple Day, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.). “Learn the secrets of the wild turkeys from Maine Audubon, follow the tracks of Maine wildlife in the Gobble Trail Game ... and create nature journals with the wildlife facts you gather. Cathryn will be signing her many nature picture books until 1 p.m. All ages, but best for 4-9.” Gilsland Farm Audubon Center, 20 Gilsland Farm Road, Falmouth,. 781-2330. Free.

Occupy Wall St. movement in Portland noon. The Occupy Wall St. movement will reach Maine in Monument Square, Portland at noon. People who were present in Liberty Plaza, NYC will be in Maine to help with organizing this event. There is a Facebook page and event for Occupy Maine, from which came this statement: “Will be meeting at the library at 11:00. This is an Occupy Maine Event In solidarity with our fellow protesters in New York Occupying Wall St and those who are Occupying other States as well, around the globe. Please come and stand in solidarity with us together we can End corporate Greed Corruption and get this Country Back from those who have screwed it up and bled us dry,” www.facebook.com/#!/ event.php?eid=236872456361566. Lisa Savage, CODEPINK Maine Local Coordinator.

Sixth annual Woofminster 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sixth annual Woofminster Dog Show & Cover Dog Challenge, contests: games, puppy parade, raffles, scavenger hunt, bake sale, agility demonstrations, face painting, kids’ crafts. Rain or shine. All well-behaved dogs and people without dogs are welcome. Camp Ketcha, Scarborough, tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for dogs and kids (children under 2 free). They can be purchased at the Planet Dog Company Store at 211 Marginal Way, Portland (347-8606) or by calling Planet Dog at 800-381-1516.

‘The Last New England Vampire’ Eastern Cemetery book event 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. “What better place to celebrate the book

launch of ‘Mercy: The Last New England Vampire’ than in a cemetery? Join award-winning author Sarah L. Thomson to celebrate the release of her new young adult novel. ...” At the Eastern Cemetery, 224 Congress St., Portland. “Take a ‘Dead Girl’ tour of the cemetery, a tour of teens buried in the cemetery led by cemetery caretakers Spirits Alive; get your own ghoulish photo taken at a photo booth; and look for sightings of Mercy Brown’s ghost wandering the graveyard. Thomson will also sign copies and read from the book, and all visitors will leave with a memento of ‘Mercy.’ ‘Mercy’ breaks new ground in the genre of young adult vampire stories in that it is inspired by a true story. Mercy Brown and her family lived in Exeter, R.I., in the late 1890s, when the New England vampire tradition held powerful sway. When Mercy’s family members began to die, fear struck deep in the hearts of the small community. Following Mercy’s death, when her brother took sick, villagers convinced Mercy’s father to have the corpse exhumed. They dug out her heart, burned it, and fed it to her brother. He too died — as Mercy had — from tuberculosis. ... A former children’s book editor at HarperCollins and Simon & Schuster, Thomson now lives in Portland.” The event is sponsored by Islandport Press, the Portland Public Library, Spirits Alive, and Curious City. In the event of rain, the event will be held at the Teen Room at Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square. For information about the event, contact Curious City at 420-1126. For more information about the book, please call 846-3344, visit www. islandportpress.com or e-mail books@islandportpress.com.

ALHAN Middle Eastern Music Ensemble 8 p.m. Mayo Street Arts is please to present ALHAN Middle Eastern Music Ensemble as part of its Performing Arts and Culture Series. Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland. Doors at 7:30 p.m., performance at 8 p.m.; admission $10. “ALHAN Middle Eastern Music Ensemble performs classical and popular Arabic and Turkish music of the 17th to the 21st centuries. The group features Eric LaPerna; riqq, darbuka and nay, Tom Kovacevic; oud, nay and vocals, Madeleine Hanna; lead vocals and frame drum and Megumi Sasaki; violin. ... The Performing Arts and Culture Series highlights the artistic and cultural diversity of performing artists of greater Portland while building community in the Kennedy Park/East Bayside Neighborhood.” www.mayostreetarts.org see next page


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Sunday, Oct. 2 Fryeburg Fair 7 a.m. Fryeburg Fair, established in 1851, will host its 161st annual eight day fair Oct. 2-9 in Fryeburg. The Fryeburg Fair is considered to be one of the best agricultural fairs in the U.S. The eight days of Fryeburg Fair include over 3,000 head of cattle, horses, sheep, goats, hogs, poultry, rabbits, oxen and more. Fair events include Woodsmen’s Field Day, horse and ox pulling, draft horse tandem hitches up to eight, pig scrambles, calf scrambles, cooking contests, flower shows, exhibition halls of crafts, handiwork, photos, art, forest and wood products, fiber products; a full museum of old farm equipment and memorabilia with live demonstrations; the “Little Red Schoolhouse” built in 1835; the milking parlor, firemen’s musters, sheepdog trials, tractor pulling, 4WD pulls and pari-mutuel harness racing on the Fair’s half-mile track. Entertainment is everywhere with singers, musicians, bands, and performers in the Fair’s park areas. This year’s night shows headliners are – “Always Patsy Cline,” “John Stevens & The Beantown Orchestra,” “Stealing Angels,” “Randy Houser,” “David Foster & The Mohegan Sun All Stars,” & “Hotel California.” Scrumptious and vast food selections are everywhere at the Fair! The annual Fireworks show is always fantastic and the Grand Parade is two hours of Fryeburg Fair’s best on display. Tickets are $10 per person per day with children under 12 free. Gates open at 7 a.m.; buildings open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Harness Racing 1:30 p.m. Tuesday thru Sunday. Night Shows at 8 p.m., Oct 3-8, Monday thru Saturday. For more information on Fryeburg Fair, go to www.fryeburgfair.org.

Songs by Haydn, Beethoven & Clementi at the Cathedral Church of St. Luke, Emmanuel Chapel, 143 State St., Portland. The program will include Beethoven’s “An die ferne geliebte”, generally acknowledged to be the first song cycle. The artists are: Sylvia Berry, fortepiano and Timothy Neill Johnson, tenor. Cost: $15/$10 students and seniors. Contact: Albert Melton, Cathedral Musician, 772-5434

Blessing of the Animals 4 p.m. Blessing of the Animals at St. Augustine of Canterbury Anglican Church, 156 Saco Road (Route 5), Old Orchard Beach. The blessing is open to all who want pets or other animals blessed in the traditional manner of the Church. Further Information, 772-2492.

‘Importance of Historic Preservation on Munjoy Hill’ 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Gary Berenson, executive director of the Maine Jewish Museum, and Leonard W. Cummings Sr., chair of the Executive Committee to Restore the Abyssinian Meeting House, will give a talk on “The Importance of Historic Preservation on Munjoy Hill: Etz Chaim Synagogue and the Abyssinian Meeting House.” The talk will take place at the University of Southern Maine from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the Glickman Family Library, seventh floor, University Events Room, 314 Forest Ave., Portland. Reception to follow. The talk and reception are free and open to the public.

Monday, Oct. 3 Portland mayoral forum

7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The Portland Music Foundation (PMF) and the Portland Arts & Cultural Alliance (PACA) are teaming up to present a Portland mayoral forum focused on issues and policies related the city’s arts, culture and music community on from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.) at the State Theatre at 609 Congress St. The event is free and open to the public. All qualified candidates for the position of Portland’s first elected mayor have 20th Annual Maine Marathon/Relay been asked to participate in a 90-minute session 7:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. 20th Annual Maine consisting of multiple rounds of questions pertainMarathon/Relay & Maine Half Marathon Day ing to Portland’s creative community. Community Festival to be held on Baxter Boulevard Ext. members may submit questions to the candidates from Forest Avenue to Preble Street and for consideration in advance by posting them on continuing on to Washington Avenue. Runthe Facebook page of either PMF or PACA, or by ners will congregate in the area between Today from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Eastern Cemetery at 224 Congress St. is the site of a book launch for emailing info@portlandarts.org. For more informaForest Avenue and Preble Street for the start “Mercy: The Last New England Vampire” with award-winning author Sarah L. Thomson. The event tion on the Portland Music Foundation, see www. and finish of the race. The three races start marks the release of her new young adult novel. Take a “Dead Girl” tour of the cemetery, led by PortlandMusicFoundation.org. For more informaat 7:45 a.m. from the same locations. Pro- cemetery caretakers Spirits Alive. (DAVID CARKHUFF FILE PHOTO) tion on the Portland Arts and Cultural Alliance, see ceeds from this year’s race will go to benewww.PortlandArts.org men’s Association Monument. Members of both departfit Camp To Belong Maine, an organization that connects Acorn Productions season launch ments and the veterans association will speak followed and reunites siblings who have been separated because 8 p.m. Acorn Productions, a nonprofit company based by Roll Call of the members who died in the line of duty. of foster care or other out-of-home care. In 2010, a total in the Dana Warp Mill in downtown Westbrook, opens its The memorial concludes with the laying of floral wreaths. of $35,000 was donated to Camp to Belong. Also, sev14th season of productions. “Acorn is unique in the area Each year more than fifty family members attend the sereral organizations participate each year to raise money in that the company presents a variety of different types of vice to pay their respects. Forest City Cemetery, 232 Linfor their causes, including the Leukemia and Lymphoma live productions, including festivals, studio theater presencoln St., South Portland. Society’s Team in Training, the Center for Grieving Chiltations of classic plays children’s theater, and unconvendren and the Maine Children’s Cancer Program. www. Portland Pirates vs. Manchester Monarchs tional performances of the work of William Shakespeare. In mainemarathon.com 1 p.m. Portland Pirates vs. Manchester Monarchs. Preall of Acorn’s work, the emphasis is on education, whether season game at the Cumberland County Civic Center. Firefighters’ Memorial Sunday Service it be training actors of all ages, mentoring playwrights and Post Game Skate with the Pirates. “Don’t miss this great noon. Portland Fire Department, Portland Veteran Firevaudeville performers, or assisting audiences in accessing opportunity to catch a fi rst glance of the 2011-12 Pirates men’s Association and the City of South Portland Fire work by offering free and low-cost productions. The comin a special pre-season tilt against the Manchester MonDepartment will hold their annual Memorial Sunday Service pany’s 2011/12 season will include new editions of Phyzgig archs. Bring your skates and stick around after the game in honor of firefighters who lost their lives in service to these and the Maine Playwrights Festival, three plays by the Fairy to skate with your favorite members of the Pirates pretwo cities. First held in 1892 to remember all deceased fireTale Players, a new approach to monthly Naked Shakesented by Mercy Hospital and Steele Hill Resorts.” www. fighters, and now held on the first Sunday in October every speare performances at the Wine Bar on Wharf Street, and portlandpirates.com year, this service has become an important tradition for three classic plays presented in the Acorn Studio Theater in the surviving family and friends of those firefighters who Portland, Maine Tweed Ride Westbrook.” For the 2011/12 season, Naked Shakespeare lost their lives in the line of duty as well as the firefight2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Portland Velocipede, 45 York St., will focus on creating a series of themed-performances, to ing community. The names of twenty Portland firefightannounced a Portland, Maine Tweed Ride. “A leisurely debut at the Wine Bar on the first Monday of the month ers and two South Portland firefighters will be read as a ride around the peninsula with stops to take in the scenes, and eventually tour to other locations in the area. The first bell tolls at the Portland Veteran Firemen’s Monument, chat, and admire each other’s attire and bicycles. Dashing presentation of the season is “Drunks and Fools,” an eveerected in 1913, at the Forest City Cemetery. The names and dapper riding attire of the tweed, woolen, and vintagening featuring some of Shakespeare’s most outrageous and to be read include Hoseman Thomas Burnham of Engine inspired variety is essential. Let’s hope for a crisp autumn memorable characters, which will be performed first on Company 2, who lost his life April 28, 1903 fighting the afternoon. Ride will conclude at the Portland Pie Company, Oct. 3. The next collection of shorts is entitled “Will’s WilHolyoke Wharf fire that a month later claimed the life just a few doors down from Portland Velocipede. Rain or lies,” and it showcases some of the bard’s most macaof Hoseman Clarence Johnson of Engine Company 3, shine.” bre and disturbing imagery. Audiences can experience Deputy Chief William Steele who died as a result of the this show on Nov. 7. For the holiday season, Naked Fifth annual 20 Mile Meal inhalation of nitric acid fumes from a carboy spill in the Shakespeare brings “Lovers and Cross Dressers” to the 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Cultivating Community’s fifth annual 20 basement of the HH Hay’s Drug Store in 1913, and PriWine Bar on Dec. 5. The titles and content for the late Mile Meal will be held at Turkey Hill Farm in Cape Elizabeth. vate Thomas O’Connor, who lost his life July 12, 1960, winter and spring shows will be announced in DecemAbout 20 of southern Maine’s chefs will be preparing a when Engine 4 and Ladder 3 collided at the intersection ber. All Naked Shakespeare performances are free with locavorion meal made from ingredients harvested or raised of Spring and Brackett Streets responding to an alarm an $8 suggested donation. Acorn Productions. Wine Bar at Turkey Hill or within 20 miles. Tickets are $40 for adults on Orchard Street. The memorial serves as a reminder to on Wharf Street, Portland. Monday, Oct. 3 at 8 p.m. — and $20 for those age 7-11. Kids under 7 get in for free. 120 the community of the risks firefighters face as well as the “Drunks and Fools.” Free, suggested donation $8. FMI: Old Ocean House Road, Cape Elizabeth. deep connections firefighters hold for each other and the 854-0065 or www.acorn-productions.org cities they promise to protect. The service begins with a A Celebration of the English piano see next page procession led by bag pipe to the Portland Veteran Fire3 p.m. A Celebration of the English piano: Sonatas and


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This Sunday from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the University of Southern Maine Glickman Family Library, seventh floor meeting room, Gary Berenson, executive director of the Maine Jewish Museum, and Leonard W. Cummings Sr., chair of the Executive Committee to Restore the Abyssinian Meeting House (pictured at left), will give a talk on “The Importance of Historic Preservation on Munjoy Hill: Etz Chaim Synagogue and the Abyssinian Meeting House.” (DAVID CARKHUFF FILE PHOTO)

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Tuesday, Oct. 4 Book Talk: ‘Our Game Was Baseball’ noon. Presenter: John Hodgkins, author, at the Maine Historical Society. “Get in the mood for the World Series with this wonderful new memoir of growing up with the Temple Townies in the 1940s and ‘50s. ‘Our Game Was Baseball’ follows ‘A Soldier’s Son,’ Hodgkins’ poignant memoir of his childhood in Temple, Maine during World War II. Hodgkins finds and interviews former team members, recounts his own passion for the Townies, and recounts the central role the Townies played in the life of this western Maine community.” www.mainehistory.org

Wednesday, Oct. 5

7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Senator George Mitchell will be joined by USM President Selma Botman at the Second Annual USM Wright Express Leadership and Creativity Event Series, “Understanding the Middle East and Its Significance on the World Stage.” The event will be held at Hannaford Lecture Hall in the Abromson Community Education Center on the USM Portland campus. Tickets for this annual scholarship fundraiser are $20 general admission and $15 seniors and students, with group rates available. FMI, visit the website at http://usm.maine.edu/giving/WEXseries or call 780-4714. “This will be the Senator’s first presentation in Maine on the Middle East since completing his duties as Special Envoy for Middle East Peace, a position he held until May 2011. USM President Selma Botman, a scholar of modern Middle Eastern politics with a Ph.D. in history and Middle Eastern Studies from Harvard University, will provide commentary. Sponsored by Wright Express Corporation, 100 percent of proceeds will support scholarships for USM students.”

Thursday, Oct. 6 Eggs & Issues with Gov. Paul LePage 7 a.m. Join the Portland Community Chamber for Eggs & Issues events this October. Governor Paul LePage will speak and give updates on the state of Maine. “As this is a highly attended event, please register no later than Oct. 3.” At the Holiday Inn by the Bay in Portland, from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. Click here to register for Gov. LePage, and here for Sen. Snowe. http://portlandmecoc.weblinkconnect.com/cwt/External/WCPages/WCEvents/EventDetail. aspx?EventID=316

Westbrook Eagles Harvest Supper 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Harvest Supper, Westbrook Eagles Post No. 2977, 89, Saco St., Westbrook. Admission $7 adults, $3.50 kids.

Internet safety and cyber bullying 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Deering High School in Portland will hold an informational night for students and parents about Internet safety and cyber bullying; in the school library. The public is invited to attend free of charge. For more information, please call 874-8260.

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6 p.m. “People in the North Deering section of Portland will gather at the Lyman Moore Middle School to fight crime in their neighborhood. For several months the North Deering Neighborhood Association has been meeting with members of the Portland Police to create a Crime Watch Organization. ‘The police have been great,’ says NDNA President Tim St. Hilaire. ‘Lead Officer Andjelko Napijalo has shown us where the crimes are occurring and helped us organize the foundation for the crime watch.’ St. Hilaire says North Deering is not exactly a hot-bed of crime. But this summer there have been cars and homes broken into, cases of vandalism, and other property crimes that are very upsetting to people. Now, with signs posted throughout the neighborhood declaring the neighborhood to be a Crime Watch zone, the Neighborhood Association hopes to get as many people involved as possible in watching for suspicious behavior. The NDNA has used its funds to purchase the signs. Now, working with the Portland Police, they want to get more people involved.”

Gazillion Bubble Show 7 p.m. Presented by Roadworks Entertainment, the Gazillion Bubble Show comes to Merrill Auditorium. “Bouncing Bubbles, Floating Bubbles, Misty, Tiny, Massive Bubbles will delight you in this multi-million dollar spectacular featuring dazzling special effects and spellbinding never before seen laser magic. From the five-time Tony Award Winning Broadway producer Jon B. Platt (‘Wicked’ and ‘The Book of Mormon’) comes Gazillion Bubble Show starring international sensation Fan Yang, whose extraordinary bubble maigc has earned him an amazing 17 Guinness World Records. David Letterman called him ‘the greatest bubble artist in the world!’” https://tickets.porttix.com/ public/show.asp

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Fort Allen Park Restoration Workshop 7 p.m. The Portland Historic Preservation Board will review preliminary options for the restoration and rehabilitation of Fort Allen Park. The meeting will take place in Room 209 at City Hall, 389 Congress St. “Friends of the Eastern Promenade has hired the design team of Martha Lyon and Regina Leonard to design the Fort Allen Park Restoration Plan. The plan will reinstate the park’s historic character, preserve its scenic views and re-establish deteriorating monuments, in addition to providing historically appropriate lighting, site furnishings, fencing, walkways and interpretative signage and kiosks. Further public meetings to seek input from park users and residents will be scheduled as the plan evolves.”

Madeleine Peyroux hosts fundraiser at State Theatre for York County shelter 7:30 p.m. World-renowned jazz singer, Madeleine Peyroux, will perform a benefit concert for the York County Shelter Programs with special guest, Nellie McKay, at the State Theatre at 609 Congress St. in Portland. In 1996, Time Magazine pronounced Peyroux’s debut album, “Dreamland,” “the most exciting, involving vocal performance by a new singer this year.” In 2006, Peyroux performed a live session for “Live from Abbey Road” at Abbey Road Studios. In 2007, she was awarded Best International Jazz Artist at the BBC Jazz Awards. Her latest album, “Bare Bones,”was released in June 2011. Additional information about her music can be accessed at: www.madeleinepeyroux.com. Tickets for the fundraiser for the York County Shelter are $39, $35, and $25; for details, call 800-745-3000 or go online at www.statetheatreportland.com.

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