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Fire on Grant Street Joe Riley, who works across the street from a Grant Street building that sustained heavy damage from a fire Wednesday, snapped these pictures from his cell phone. Investigators Wednesday were still trying to determine the cause of the fire. For a story, see page 3. (COURTESY PHOTOS)

Flash mob creates no-drone zone Wednesday’s market also site of rally by OccupyMaine

Policy framework emerges from group

BY DAVID CARKHUFF THE PORTLAND DAILY SUN

Seven "victims" of a mock drone strike in Monument Square lay sprawled under red-stained sheets, their bodies twisted and inert, drawing curious stares from passersby at the Portland Farmer's Market. The simulated drone missile strike was carried out in a "flash mob," the modern version of a spontaneous protest relying on the participation of strangers. "This is the first in my memory that Peace Action Maine (has been involved in)," said Wells StaleyMays, who helped spread see PROTESTS page 8

Food truck ideas rolling toward city committee BY CASEY CONLEY THE PORTLAND DAILY SUN

Jacqui Deveneau, outreach coordinator with Peace Action Maine, prepares to cover Kai Morrill of Nova Scotia with a sheet during a flash mob drone missile protest at Monument Square Wednesday. (DAVID CARKHUFF PHOTO)

Creative Portland has created a list of suggestions that it hopes will influence the city council during future discussions on whether to allow food trucks in Portland. The 17-point plan approved yesterday by Creative Portland’s board includes policy recommendations for where food trucks can and can’t park, how far they should be from existing restaurants, how big they should be and what can actually be considered a food truck. The plan also outlines allowable hours of operation and sets up a possible fee scale. Creative Portland’s chairman, see FOOD TRUCKS page 15

Investigators: Biddeford apartment fire was a suicide ‘The Morini Strad’ dazzles Pirates fans anticipate new season See the story with photos on page 3

See the theater review on page 7

See the column in Sports, page 16


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Bull run: Danger, yes. Liability, no. CAVE CREEK, Ariz. (NY Times) — As Hemingway pointed out, sprinting ahead of a herd of snarling bulls certainly makes the heart beat faster. But so does what one must do before an American-style running of the bulls begins: sign an extremely comprehensive liability waiver. Phil Immordino, who organized three bull runs in Nevada and Arizona a decade ago modeled on Spain’s famous running of the bulls in Pamplona, took a hiatus after insurance costs rose so high that he could not turn a profit. But he is back at it this month in Cave Creek, a Westernstyle town north of Phoenix. Mr. Immordino expects hundreds of runners to sprint along a quarter-mile track while being pursued by dozens of 1,500-pound rodeo bulls with names like Blood Money and Dooms Day. Also expected are animal rights activists, who take a dim view of an event they find cruel on its face. Before anyone runs, though, he or she is required to sign, and then sign some more. “We have a seven-page waiver, and they need to initial every paragraph and every page,” said Mr. Immordino, a Phoenix native who also organizes golf tournaments. “It says you, your neighbor, your cousin and your cousin’s brother can’t sue anybody about any of this.”

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tion. It is an awkward turn of events for a man who seems more comfortable negotiating with Republicans than excoriating them, as Mr. Obama has over the last couple of weeks, as cold-hearted defenders of the rich. “The nation is being pushed into that, by the Republican primaries, by the type of ‘my-way-or-the-highway’ language in Congress,” Mr. Daley said in an interview,

sounding less like an eager warrior than a frustrated negotiator pressed into combat. Burned by Washington after failed budget talks with House leaders, he and another influential White House adviser, David Plouffe, are hoping to chart a presidential comeback that relies less on legislative accomplishments than on selling a vision of America that contrasts sharply with that of the Republicans.

Taliban using modern Reid proposes surtax on ‘the means to add to sway richest’ to pay for jobs plan LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan (NY Times) — Punctually, at 8 p.m., the cellphone signals disappear in this provincial capital. Under pressure from the Taliban, the major carriers turn off their signal towers, effectively severing most of the connections to the rest of the world. This now occurs in some portion of more than half the provinces in Afghanistan, and exemplifies the Taliban’s new and more subtle ways of asserting themselves, even as NATO generals portray the insurgents as a diminished force less able to hold ground. The question is whether the Taliban need to hold territory as they once did in order to influence the population. Increasingly, it seems, the answer is no. Tactics like the cellphone offensive have allowed the Taliban to project their presence in far more insidious and sophisticated ways, using the instruments of modernity that they once shunned. The shutoff sends a daily reminder to hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of Afghans that the Taliban still hold substantial sway over their future.

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Investigators: Biddeford apartment fire was suicide BY MATTHEW ARCO

LEFT: Tawni Ileaboya, who was one of eight people left without an apartment following a deadly fire in Biddeford Tuesday, was permitted to enter the apartment and retrieve personal items not destroyed. Investigators determined that the fire was a suicide.

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Fire investigators determined Wednesday that a Biddeford apartment fire that displaced at least eight people and killed a 49-year-old man was likely a case of suicide. Ricardo Santiesteban, whose body was found in the bedroom of the apartment he shares with his wife, delivered a suicide note to a friend sometime before the blaze, officials said. The note was intended for his wife, Gail Rydle, who was at a nearby residence. Investigators say Santiesteban then poured gasoline around his bedroom and set his apartment and himself on fire, said Steve McCausland, a state police spokesman. "One of the fire marshal arson dogs assisted investigators in pinpointing that gasoline has been poured inside the bedroom," McCausland said. Santiesteban was drinking most of the day and had bought the gasoline earlier in the day, officials said. The fire broke out Tuesday shortly after 5 p.m. The building is located near the corner of Main and Hill streets in downtown Biddeford. "It's just sad," said Tawni Ileaboya, who lived in the apartment building. "It's just a sad ending." Ileaboya was one of at least eight residents who were forced out of the building and unlikely to return for weeks, officials said. The former substance abuse counselor said she largely kept her distance from Santiesteban, who often drank, she said. Ileaboya left her apartment about 20 minutes before the blaze started. She was watching a friend's

FAR LEFT: A 49-year-old man perished in the fire, which officials called a suicide. An arson dog found gasoline poured inside the bedroom, police said. (MATTHEW ARCO PHOTOS)

child when she got word that her building was on fire. "There were flames coming out of the building ... and I didn't know what to think," she said. Like other tenants, Ileaboya was allowed inside her apartment Wednesday to see the damage and recover anything that was not destroyed. "I just praise God the pictures are damp, but all right," she said, holding back tears as she flipped through a stack of family photos inside a cardboard box. Nearly all of her other belongings were destroyed,

she said. "The first thing we're going to do is try to take care of the tenants," said Nick Hurlin, who owns the building. "This is very tragic," he said. "We're going to do everything we can to help them." Biddeford's director of Code Enforcement, Roby Fecteau, said it could be weeks before any residents are allowed to return to the apartments. "It's going to take some time," he said. "But my team of inspectors will be working with the building owner."

Fire damages Grant Street building; no injuries reported BY MATTHEW ARCO THE PORTLAND DAILY SUN

Fire officials are investigating the cause of a blaze that ripped through a Grant Street apartment building Wednesday afternoon. Fire Chief Fred LaMontagne said shortly after the fire was extinguished

that it didn’t appear that anyone was in the residence, though investigators were still trying to determine what caused the fire. It was unclear whether the apartments were vacant or occupied. The Portland Fire Department responded to a 911 call shortly before 1

p.m. of reports of a fire at 33 Grant St. Nearby residents said that the building was condemned about six months ago, though people were regularly seen occupying it. “Guys go in and out of there,” said Tatia Lewis, who said she would often see people inside at night with the

lights on. “They are there all the time.” LaMontagne said investigators “were still putting all of that together” and would determine if anyone was living inside the building. Dozens of firefighters responded to the blaze, and no injuries were reported.

Italian Heritage Center opens its doors Oct. 15 for open house BY MATTHEW ARCO THE PORTLAND DAILY SUN

The Italian Heritage Center of Portland is giving residents a sneak peak into the organization that works to keep Italian culture alive, officials said. The center is hosting its first-ever open house on Saturday, Oct. 15. The special events, normally part of the group's Columbus Day celebration, will be

open to the public. "We just wanted to show people what we have to offer so we want everyone in Portland and Greater Portland to come see," said Cammy Reali, of the Italian Heritage Center. "Instead of having a regular show for Columbus Day, we're opening it to the public." The open house runs from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Begin-

ning at 7:30 p.m., the center is hosting a free show that features Italian singers and a comedy performance, Reali said. The center is in its 58th year and has about 1,000 members. Reali said residents do not need to be Italian to join or take part in the Columbus Day activities. The center is located at 40 Westland Ave.


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No Christie, no bargain Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey isn’t going to run. That’s too bad. He had a chance to rescue the Republican Party from its dash to the cliff and make President Obama a better leader, too. Here’s why: When the G.O.P. presidential candidates were asked during their debate on Aug. 11 whether any of them would accept a budget deal that involved $10 in spending cuts for every $1 in tax increases — and they all said no — the Republican Party officially became a danger to itself and to the country. The G.O.P. became a danger to the country because it announced, in effect, that it would not be a partner for the kind of Grand Bargain that many economists believe we need — something that provides more near-term investment in the economy that spurs job growth, combined with ––––– a credible long-term plan to The New York increase tax revenues and trim Times entitlements so the country’s debt-to-G.D.P. ratio stays in a safe range. Such a Grand Bargain would simultaneously boost the economy and optimism by its economic logic and the mere fact of the two parties working together.

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An analysis of Portland’s ranked choice vote for mayor With Portland’s mayoral election only a month away, I’ve been thinking about how the city’s new ranked-choice voting system might play out. The rankedchoice system introduces some interesting strategies for candidates. With 15 candidates, the eventual winner will need to collect a substantial number of runnerup votes from voters who had picked someone else as their first choice. On the campaign trail, candidates are actively seeking second-choice votes from voters who have already made up their minds. That gives additional leverage for fringe candidates who are likely to be eliminated in the early rounds of the runoff counts, because their voters’ second choices will be promoted as first choices once they become eliminated. To illustrate: suppose Ethan Strimling’s campaign slogan, “you can do better,” only inspires 50 members of the Society for Mediocre Governance to pick him as their first choice. Suppose also that front-runner Mike Brennan cleverly met with the Society

Christian MilNeil ––––– Daily Sun Columnist before the election, and told them that while Strimling is definitely the paragon of mediocrity, he [Brennan] would be a good second choice in second-ratedness. When the Society’s first choice (Strimling) gets eliminated for having the fewest top-choice votes in the first round, the Society’s second-choice picks — Mike Brennan — would then become those ballots’ top choice among the remaining candidates. That gives Brennan a 50-vote boost, and, because candidates are sequentially eliminated according to who has the fewest top-choice votes in each round, Brennan would also receive a cushion of protection against elimination in subsequent rounds. In formulating more realistic guesses of how the election might play out, it’s helpful to split up

the candidates into three broadly similar groups. First there are the fringe candidates, each of whom are unlikely to get more than 3-4 percent of the first-choice votes, and are therefore likely to be eliminated in the first few rounds. This group probably includes Bragdon, Bryant, Carmona, Dodge, Eder, Haadow, Lapchick and Vail, although some of them could do surprisingly well, because they’re able to go after unique constituencies (Dodge is the only Republican in the race; Haadow is the only immigrant). Note that this group includes more than half of the total number of candidates. If one third of voters choose members of this group as their first choice, then roughly one-third of the ballots will have their follow-up choices promoted as first choices among the remaining candidates as they get eliminated. That makes the “fringe” group quite influential, even if not many of them really have a chance of winning. The second group is the Democratic Establishment. These are see MILNEIL page 5


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President Obama’s move to the left was a huge mistake FRIEDMAN from page 4

The G.O.P. became a danger to itself because, as Tyler Cowen, an economics professor at George Mason University, pointed out in this newspaper on Sunday: “Cutting $10 in spending for every $1 in tax increases would result in $9 in net tax reduction. That’s because lower spending today means lower taxes tomorrow, and limiting the future path of government spending does limit future taxes, as Milton Friedman, the late Nobel laureate and conservative icon, so clearly explained. Promising never to raise taxes, without reaching a deal on spending, really means a high and rising commitment to future taxes.” The G.O.P.’s refusal to contemplate any tax increase, added Cowen, “has brought what seems to be an extreme Democratic response: President Obama’s latest budget plan is moving away from entitlement reform and embracing multiple tax increases on the wealthy. We may be left with no good fiscal options.” Indeed, Obama’s decision to respond to G.O.P. extremism and the failure to conclude a Grand Bargain, by moving to the left rather than to the center, was a huge mistake. It means, as Cowen noted, that the country has no credible, long-term fiscal option before it now. Rather than shift back to his base with a weak fiscal plan, Obama should have taken his idea of a Grand Bargain to the country. Many Americans understand that we are on the wrong track and, I believe, will support a big plan if it: 1) addresses our problem at the scale that is required; 2) shares the burden of cutbacks fairly — takes from defense programs and entitlements and asks the wealthy to pay more but everyone to pay

something; 3) has a lofty goal to restore American greatness, not just get us through this crisis; 4) lays out an honest time horizon. This will take time. In an essay last week in The Washington Post, the co-chairmen of the president’s fiscal commission, Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles, made exactly this point about their plan to cut the debt by $3.9 trillion by 2020 — through raising tax revenues, cutting defense and increasing the age at which people would qualify for Social Security and Medicare. “When we presented our co-chairmen’s proposal to the rest of the fiscal commission in November,” they wrote, “Washington insiders were shocked that we so aggressively exceeded our mandate. They were sure that the proposal would need to be scaled back to get a majority vote. It turned out that the opposite

was true. The more comprehensive we made it, the easier our job became. The tougher our proposal, the more people came aboard. Commission members were willing to take on their sacred cows and fight special interests — but only if they saw others doing the same and if what they were voting for solved the country’s problems. ...We would not have garnered that type of support had we not taken on defense, domestic programs, the solvency of Social Security, health care, and spending in the tax code all at once.” By refusing to embrace Simpson-Bowles as the basis of a Grand Bargain, and instead offering a watereddown version, Obama has left a gap for a sane Republican or independent candidate. Why was Christie popular among G.O.P. moderates and independents? Because he seemed ready to tell hard truths that Obama has started to shrink from. Had Christie — a moderate on gun control, climate change and immigration who has also backed Simpson-Bowles — run and won significant support, he would have forced Obama back to the center. Then, instead of a race between the Democratic left and the Republican right — in which the whole country would lose because the winner would not have had a mandate for the real change we need — we would have had a race between the Democratic center, independents and the Republican center. Then the whole country would win. Because whoever captured the presidency would have a mandate to actually implement some version of the Grand Bargain needed to get growth going again — and growth is the only sustainable cure for unemployment, the deficit and inequality.

Voters: Better to give your favored Fringe candidates your top choices MILNEIL from page 4

the familiar faces in Portland’s one-party political scene: Councilors Duson and Mavodones, Ethan Strimling, and Mike Brennan. This group might look like it’s got the favorites, but they face a lot of challenges. Portland is less of a one-party town than it used to be — its Democrats are aging, less organized, and more disillusioned — and in this contest, there are four candidates fighting over a shrinking pie. Back in 2008, hometown boys Brennan and Strimling competed against a similarly crowded field to be the Democratic nominee for the 1st District House of Representatives. In Portland alone, of roughly 8,000 ballots cast, Brennan did better, with 1,860 votes, while Strimling was a distant third place, with 1,759, and out-of-towner Pingree beat them both handily with 2,812 votes. Strimling hasn’t done much to distinguish himself in the intervening three years and neither has Brennan, but all four of these candidates face challenges in making themselves stand out from the rest. Also problematic for this group are rumors from canvassers that many Brennan voters are refusing to mark any second choices on their ballots at all. That’s going to hurt Mavodones and Duson, who might otherwise collect second-choice votes from Brennan voters. If voters for other Establishment

In the end, ranked choice voting won’t just give us a new mayor — it will also give us a detailed look at how voters perceive the candidates and how they rank the relative importance of the issues those candidates focus on. candidates also do this, it’s going to be difficult for anyone from this group to win. The third and final group I’ll call the New Guard. These are younger candidates with bolder ideas and better organization that lets their campaigns rise above the Fringe group, but are also distinct from and a challenge to the Establishment. This group is also the smallest contingent, with only three candidates: Dave Marshall, Markos Miller and Jed Rathband. With less name recognition, this group probably won’t do as well as the Establishment candidates in the first round, when only the first-choices get counted on the ballots. But they have the advantage of having more in common with the various Fringe candidates than they do with the Establishment, which means that this group is more likely to pick up the second-choice picks from lesser candidates as they get eliminated. That could easily push one of

them past the Establishment candidates and over the crucial 50 percent threshold. In the end, ranked choice voting won’t just give us a new mayor — it will also give us a detailed look at how voters perceive the candidates and how they rank the relative importance of the issues those candidates focus on. That, in turn, ought to give our new mayor a stronger sense of direction in moving our city forward — and even more interesting, nuanced campaigns in future mayoral elections. Finally, there’s also an element of strategy for voters; the process of elimination should also weigh in on how we rank our choices. If you like any of the Fringe or New Guard candidates, it won’t make much sense to pick an Establishment candidate as your top choice and your favorite Fringe candidate as a second choice: the Fringe candidate is likely to be eliminated in an early round, and once that happens, you’ll be left with a purely Establishment ballot. Better to give your favored Fringe candidates your top choices, followed by one or a few of the New Guard (if you like them). That will keep the race more competitive by giving the non-Establishment candidates better odds to survive elimination. (Christian MilNeil is a blogger at “The Vigorous North: A field guide to the wilderness areas of American cities,” www.vigorousnorth.com.)


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5 p.m. Portland Ovations brings the performing arts to the streets during the First Friday Art Walk with a performance along Congress Street by Asphalt Orchestra. Asphalt Orchestra, a radical new street band that pulls innovative music from concert halls, rock clubs and jazz basements and delivers it to the masses by performing on the streets and beyond, is made up of some of New York City’s most exciting rock, jazz and classical players. Since debuting at the 2009 Lincoln Center Out of Doors Festival in New York, Asphalt Orchestra has performed at London’s Barbican Centre, the TED Women conference in Washington D.C. and throughout the East Coast and Canada. For those who miss the Portland Ovations presentation, Asphalt Orchestra will be in residence at the Olin Arts Center at Bates College (www.batestickets.com) from Oct. 6 through Oct. 8.

8 p.m. Presented by Portland Ovations at Merrill Auditorium. “Celebrating roots, resistance, and the irresistible rhythms of life, the Creole Choir of Cuba captivates audiences with their passionate melodies, richly textured harmonies and vibrant dancing. Shifting Caribbean tempos and Afro-Cuban beats propel the Choir’s undiscovered musical treasures from Haiti, Dominica and Cuba. From laments and protests to celebrations of enduring love and freedom - each note evokes a powerful story handed down in song through generations. The Grammy-nominated ensemble is quickly earning its place alongside Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Soweto Gospel Choir and Sweet Honey in the Rock as one of the great choirs of the world.” https://tickets.porttix.com/ public/show.asp

Grant Street Orchestra 8 p.m. Seven piece Funk/Hip-Hop group Grant Street Orchestra is having a party to celebrate the arrival their first full length album “Passionately Late.” The Big Easy on Middle Street in Portland is going to explode in a mass of funk and hip-hop as Grant Street hosts a party for the release of their debut album with friends, dancing, and great music. Headliners Grant Street Orchestra will close out the night in a cavalcade of funk, with help from a handful of special guests. A few new songs will debut, along with an expansion of their already impressive horn section.

MAMM JAMS Concert Series 6 p.m. Maine Academy of Modern Music is excited to announce the kickoff of its 2011/2012 MAMM JAMS Concert Series. Throughout the school year, MAMM will be hosting a series of All Ages concerts at some of the best live venues that Portland has to offer. The season begins on Oct. 7 at Bayside Bowl in Portland. MAMM is excited to be partnering with Bayside Bowl to offer teens a place to call home during Portland’s busy First Friday Artwalk festivities. The show will feature performances by MAMM student rock band, Beware of Pedestrians, as well as popular local acts Div Kid and Doubting Gravity. This All Ages event begins at 6 p.m. at Bayside Bowl located at 58 Alder St. in Portland. Admission is $5.

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8 p.m. A new band from Rhiannon Giddens (of the Carolina Chocolate Drops) and Sxip Shirey, guitarist for the Luminescent Orchestrii. Sonic New York was formerly the side project of international circus composer Sxip Shirey, bringing in Rhiannon has created a new exciting blend of multiple genres combinFred Eaglesmith with John Hiatt’s Facebook page reads, “Those of us who grew up understanding there was no dif- ing these two great talents. One Longfellow Square, The Fabulous Ginn Sisters www.onelongfellowsquare.com 8 p.m. Fred Eaglesmith has forged one of the ference (that mattered) in the music of Elvis, Ray Charles, Slim Harpo and Johnny Cash knew most distinguished and unique independent immediately upon hearing John Hiatt’s first numbers 31 years ago that he was a kindred spirit.” Saturday, Oct. 15 careers in popular music from the grassroots He will perform at The Landing at Pine Point on Monday, Oct. 17. (COURTESY PHOTO) upwards, marked by a consistent string of critical superlatives for his work. And now after being a Wednesday, Oct. 12 Cimarron at SPACE leading light in both the new folk and Americana movements, 9 p.m. The Cimarron Project is an ensemble dedicated to Eaglesmith stays at the cutting edge of the musical zeitgeist showcasing the diversity of Afro-Cuban music and dance at Emma Walsh and Chuck Donnelly to help spark a rock’n’roll renewal. One Longfellow Square, its most traditional - rumba, son, pillion, chanqui and other 7:30 p.m. Irish fiddle/guitar duo, Emma Walsh & Chuck Donwww.onelongfellowsquare.com deeper forms. An extraordinary opportunity to hear six of nelly, are one of Maine’s most engaging and fun Irish fiddle/ NYC’s most sought after Cuban musicians: Roman Diaz, guitar duos. Blue, 650A Congress St. No cover charge. Saturday, Oct. 8 Onel Mulet, Yunior Terry, Yuniel Jimenez, Mauricio Herrera Jonathan Richman featuring Tommy Larkins and Stevie Insua. Prepare for a captivating experience on 9 p.m. Jonathan Richman has been writing songs, making the dance floor. The evening begins with a special perforUSNA Men’s Glee Club records and performing live for most of his life, winning fans mance of a double masquerade, featuring Cimarron’s lead 7:30 p.m. Portland Symphony Orchestra with Robert and making friends around the world with his guileless hondancer and Oscar Mokeme, Nigerian Chieftain and Director Moody, conductor; the U.S. Naval Academy Men’s Glee esty and playfully catchy compositions. He began playing of Portland’s Museum of African Culture. SPACE Gallery, Club directed by Dr. Aaron Smith. “The PSO is thrilled and guitar at the age of 15, and in the early 1970s formed the www.space538.org honored to open the 2011-2012 Pops season with one of Modern Lovers, whose raw, minimalist sound and emoAmerica’s premier men’s choral ensembles. The 80 MidshipLucy Kaplansky tionally forthright songs helped to lay the groundwork for men in the group, directed by Dr. Aaron Smith, will perform 8 p.m. “The Manhattan minstrel sings tenderly, provocapunk rock. Over the years, Jonathan’s music has absorbed choral masterpieces, popular music, patriotic songs, traditively, and always wisely, about being loved and being lovea multitude of influences, from doo-wop to country to a tional sea shanties, and a variety of other works. Anchors less, the loss of loved ones, and the sweet contagion of a variety of international styles, without sacrificing the artist’s aweigh!” https://tickets.porttix.com/public/show.asp small child’s wonder.” (The Boston Globe). One Longfellow effervescent personality. SPACE Gallery. Square, www.onelongfellowsquare.com

Tuesday, Oct. 11 Screaming Females with The Underground Railroad To Candyland, Mouth Washington 8 p.m. With a mash-up of punk and diy-based influences New Jerseys Screaming Females is coming back to Portland for their first headlining show at SPACE. Known as one of the hardest working bands in North America, they are moving their way through New England after a European tour to promote the re-release of their first album Baby Teeth. California’s playful pop-punk The Underground Railroad To Candyland will open along with Portland’s own DIY rocker princes Mouth Washington. SPACE Gallery.

Hanson with Charlie Mars 8 p.m. The State Theatre presents Hanson. Native sons of Tulsa, Okla., Hanson has been making music together for nearly two decades. Thirteen years ago, their out-ofthe-blue, soul-inspired brand of American pop-rock‘n’roll was introduced to the world. Unaffected by charts or fads, they’ve spent more than a decade building a community of fans connected to one another and fueled by the energy and craftsmanship of three brothers and their music. Charlie Mars’ fifth album, “Like A Bird, Like A Plane” can best be described as a new debut.

Thursday, Oct. 13 David Berkeley at One Longfellow

Monday, Oct. 17

8 p.m. David Berkeley is a romantic realist, known for his ability to look at the human condition in all its complexity and give us luminous songs full of sunshine and anguish, melancholy and delight. He brings the people and situations he sings about to vibrant life with a warm, rich tenor that often slips into an aching falsetto to underline the overwhelming emotions that can move us to tears or laughter. David has toured extensively with people like Ray Lamontagne, Guster, Ben Folds and Nickel Creek. One Longfellow Square, www.onelongfellowsquare.com

John Hiatt at The Landing at Pine Point

Friday, Oct. 14

Barber, Bloch, and Schubert by the PSO

A Liszt Bicentennial 8 p.m. The critically acclaimed Liszt interpreter Laura Kargul of the USM School of Music will celebrate the bicentennial of Franz Liszt with a selection of her favorite works in Corthell Concert Hall, College Avenue, USM Gorham. The concert is part of the University of Southern Maine School of Music’s Fall 2011 Spotlight Concert series. Tickets cost $15 general public; $10 seniors/USM employees; $5 stu-

8 p.m. John Hiatt at The Landing at Pine Point, Scarborough. “To watch Hiatt these days is to wonder that he was ever a shoe-gazing folkie. These days, He prowls the stage, delivering the bluesy stuff in a whiskey-burn howl, shouting the rock stuff and fronting a formidable band that can turn on a dime, from ballads to bombast.” www.thelandingatpinepoint.com

Sunday, Oct. 23 2:30 p.m. The Portland Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Music Director Robert Moody, presents Barber, Bloch, and Schubert’s “Great” at Merrill Auditorium in downtown Portland. The PSO’s 2011-12 season is sponsored by IDEXX Laboratories and Wright Express. For complete season information, including artist biographies, program notes, and Online Insights (provided with support from Digital Enrichment Sponsor Fairpoint Communications), visit www.portlandsymphony.org.


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‘The Morini Strad’ dazzles theater-goer “The Morini Strad,” Portland Stage Company Every so often, if you’re lucky, you get to experience a perfect show. On opening night of Portland Stage Company’s 38th season, I did. “The Morini Strad” is a brilliant script with a Broadway caliber cast, performing on an amazing set. Inspired by a true story that rocked the classical music world, concert violinist Erica Morini hires an unassuming violin maker to restore her legendary Stradivarius. Though the aging diva proves to be a challenging client, the two develop an unexpected friendship over the priceless instrument in this imaginative new dramedy about the sacrifices one makes for artistry. The script by Playwright Willy Holtzman is layered with sharp dialogue, surprising wit and thought provoking inspiration. He writes like a life coach who teaches us lessons about understanding and (dis)trust, reminding us of all the roads not taken and sacrifices made. Laura Esterman (Erica Morini) and John G. Preston (Brian Skarstad) are flawless. Their chemistry on stage is realistic and believable. The arc of their relationship is very well defined — every word colored perfectly, every physical nuance, subtle or grand, complements their individual and collective performances. Watching these two actors work is

like watching a tug-ofwar of words. Violinist, Seoyeon Kim, is a 12-year-old, Falmouth eighth grader who provides exquisite live violin music. Without uttering a word, Ms. Kim’s body language speaks volumes. Director Paul Meshejian gives his actors a solid foundation to build their story on. He takes all the pieces of Holtzman’s puzzle and creates a symphony of unpredictable moments and memories in the lives of Morini and Skarstad. The 80-minute emotional roller coaster ride Mr. Meshejian takes us on is humorous, explosive, sad, surprising and riveting. Excellent work! Set Designer (and Executive Artistic Director) Anita Stewart designed a beautiful set. Its towering walls protecting the reclusive fragility of Morini, yet with a grandness that showcased her talent and personality. Skarstad’s shop has all the right details. The transition to Morini’s hospital room very clever. The magic Stewart (and lighting designer, Philip S. Rosenberg) created “behind the curtain” was amazing, especially the transition of a young Morini playing in front of the footlights — breathtaking. Mr. Rosenberg enhanced every scene with his pallet of color, shadows and focus. Sound Designer, Christopher Colucci, not only provided

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"They said they needed a tall person," he explained. "Victims" included Kai Morrill of Nova Scotia, Canada, who convincingly crumpled to the sidewalk when the drone passed by. Another volunteer covered him with a sheet spattered in red paint made to resemble blood. Wednesday's drone-strike flash mob was loosely orchestrated by Peace Action Maine, Veterans for Peace and other anti-war activists. It didn't appear that social media played as big a role in gathering recruits as traditional methods such as posting flyers and word of mouth. But Wednesday's exercise was modeled on a Syracuse, N.Y. flash mob, organized by the Syracuse Peace Council, the oldest peace council in the country, Staley-Mays said. Peace Action Maine and its partners took aim at drones, unmanned aerial vehicles used by the military for remote missions — or as Staley-Mays put it, "these hideous creations of the United States, weapons manufactured and designed to kill people far away." While the flash mob was happening, volunteers handed out literature challenging the use of drones and urging the public to lobby against their use. One handout, by If Americans Knew (www.ifAmericansknew.org), also accused ABOVE: Holly Israelis of using drones to kill Seeliger of PortPalestinian civilians. land plays Little Red Riding Hood The farmer's market seemed with a message like a safe venue where people to banks as part with generally moderate views of OccupyMaine’s would witness the mock killprotests of corpo- ings and not lash out at the rate influence in protesters, Staley-Mays said. America. Behind "It could be very dangerous her is a flash mob if it were a hostile crowd," he protesting drone said. strikes by the The protest of drone strikes in military. LEFT: Maria Afghanistan, Pakistan, SomaWillis of Portland lia and other war zones became acts as part of part of a busy day of protest in a medical team Portland's downtown. for OccupyMaine Holly Seeliger, wearing a Wednesday at Little Red Riding Hood cape Monument Square. (DAVID CARKHUFF and hoisting a sign reading, "Big Bad Banks," joined about PHOTOS)

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Portland’s Forensic Science Unit sifts for clues BY MARGE NIBLOCK SPECIAL TO THE PORTLAND DAILY SUN

Television has turned police crime lab evidence technicians into one of the “sexiest” jobs in any department. There are hot blondes and murders to be solved, all of which can be done in the span of a one-hour show, aiming to amuse people. “CSI” has become the most popular crime drama TV series, with some spin-offs added. Kevin Mac-

Victor Cote with the Portland Police Department’s Forensic Science Unit uses the Total Station mapping device. Frank Pellerin, one of the patrol techs, is in the background. (MARGE NIBLOCK PHOTO)

Donald, Portland’s senior evidence technician, says of the shows, “There can be a CSI’ effect on juries. They want to know why you didn’t fingerprint a rock — or get DNA from a rock.” This can have a negative effect, he said, particularly if people expect court testimony to mimic a television show, which is glamorized for the public. There is not much that is amusing in the real-life aspect of the work handled by actual evidence technicians in the Portland Police Department’s Forensic Science Unit. There’s nothing amusing about going to check on dead bodies, trying to make a determination as to whether a crime has been committed or not. Many times, if the body hasn’t been discovered for a period of time, and depending on weather conditions, it may be infested with maggots. Chris Stearns has been an ET for 12 of his 16 years as a police officer. He remembers one of his early assignments where he went to a location to check a body that had been undiscovered for a while. He was with another technician, who said, “It looks like moving rice.” That’s a description that Stearns hasn’t forgotten. “I really enjoy what I do,” he says, despite the macabre aspects of the work, including some awful smells. “Seeing the completion of a case, seeing someone convicted — is nice,” Stearns said. Victor Cote has been on the force for 15 years and has been an ET for seven of those. He spoke about the fact that some cases are compact, whereas in others there might be several scenes involved where the technicians must gather their evidence. Typically, there would be a couple of ETs at any crime scene. When asked about being called from home to come to a crime scene, Cote added, “It’s never at a convenient time. And the weather’s never good.” Portland has four full-time evidence technicians working in the police department’s third-floor lab. The four have all been certified by the International Association for Identification, a worldwide web of forensic disciplines. MacDonald is the senior member, with 27 years as a police officer and 23 of those in his position as evidence technician. “It’s been a good ride,” he said of the job he’s enjoyed for so many years.

“We depend on officers to evaluate what’s there,” said MacDonald, referring to crimes that aren’t major ones such as murders and robberies. The ETs go out for all unattended deaths and suicides. There were only three technicians in 1988 when MacDonald came on. Most of the training was done through the FBI, which put on “road schools.” The Portland Area Center for Training conducted the classes. There was a three-week fingerprint school given at Quantico, Va., and there were also classes in footwear training, comprised of comparing and recovering impressions. Patrol officers are also trained by the ETs, in case people in the lab are too busy. Then the officers on the scene can handle those minor things. If something is too complicated, the officers are told they should stop and call for help. Frank Pellerin and Josiah Keefer are the two most involved as patrol techs. At the end of October there will be a three-day patrol technician class. It will be taught by the four members who work in the lab, each one teaching a different aspect of the job. There is a lot of expertise in the lab, since the four technicians have many years of experience at their jobs. Two of those, John Halpin and Kevin MacDonald, are eligible to retire. If they leave they’ll take a lot of knowledge with them that will be difficult to replace. MacDonald has a lot of pride in what the lab does. He said, “We’ve always had great people working together to do the quantity and quality of work that we do.” Since August 2009, after a new addition was completed and added on to 109 Middle St., the lab at police headquarters officially became the Regional Forensics Laboratory. It includes Portland, Cape Elizabeth, Falmouth, Scarborough, South Portland, Westbrook, Windham, Yarmouth and Cumberland County, the areas that comprise the Metro Regional Coalition. At that time Sgt. Bob Martin became the lab’s supervisor, when he was moved to the new quarters from his position as a detective. see LAB page 13

‘Canada is aware of what’s going on down here,’ says Nova Scotia resident from preceding page

change happens. Indefinitely." Yet a third sign of social activism during the farmer's market came in the form of signaturegatherers, who said they were looking for people to sign a letter to Maine's U.S. senators urging them to support the Clean Air Act and the Environmental Protection Agency. At one point, an OccupyMaine protester handed his sign to a petitioner for her to hold, so he could free his hands to sign the petition. Meanwhile, Morrill, the visitor from Nova Scotia, said he learned about Wednesday's flash mob and was eager to join in. He also expressed sympathy for the OccupyMaine activists waving signs nearby.

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"Canada is aware of what's going on down here," said Morrill, who described himself as an aid worker who has kept an eye on social unrest in the United States. Morrill said he has participated in other flash mobs. A flash mob is "a group of people who appear from out of nowhere, to perform predetermined actions, designed to amuse and confuse surrounding people," according to Portland Flash Mob's Facebook page. (The page, administered by individuals at the University of Southern Maine and University of Maine, is not affiliated with Wednesday's flash mob in Monument Square and went dormant on March 27.) "The group performs these actions for a short amount of time before quickly dispersing.

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––––––– ALMANAC ––––––– Today is Thursday, Oct. 6, the 279th day of 2011. There are 86 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 6, 1981, Egyptian President Anwar Sadat was shot to death by extremists while reviewing a military parade. On this date: In 1536, English theologian and scholar William Tyndale, who was the first to translate the Bible into Early Modern English, was executed for heresy. In 1683, thirteen families from Krefeld, Germany, arrived in Philadelphia to begin Germantown, one of America’s oldest settlements. In 1884, the Naval War College was established in Newport, R.I. In 1927, the era of talking pictures arrived with the opening of “The Jazz Singer,” starring Al Jolson. In 1939, as remaining military resistance in Poland crumbled, Adolf Hitler delivered a speech to the Reichstag blaming the Poles for the Nazi-Soviet invasion of their country. In 1949, U.S.-born Iva Toguri D’Aquino, convicted of treason for being Japanese wartime broadcaster “Tokyo Rose,” was sentenced in San Francisco to 10 years in prison (she ended up serving more than six). In 1958, the nuclear submarine USS Seawolf surfaced after spending 60 days submerged. In 1973, war erupted in the Middle East as Egypt and Syria attacked Israel during the Yom Kippur holiday. In 1979, Pope John Paul II, on a weeklong U.S. tour, became the first pontiff to visit the White House, where he was received by President Jimmy Carter. In 1989, actress Bette Davis died in Neuilly-sur-Seine (nu-yee-sur-sehn), France, at age 81. One year ago: A presidential investigating commission said the Obama administration had blocked efforts by government scientists to tell the American public just how bad the Gulf oil spill could become and committed other missteps that raised questions about its competence and candor during the crisis. Today’s Birthdays: Broadcaster and writer Melvyn Bragg is 72. Actress Britt Ekland is 69. Singer Millie Small is 65. Singer-musician Thomas McClary is 62. CBS chief executive officer Les Moonves is 62. Rock singer Kevin Cronin is 60. Rock singer-musician David Hidalgo is 57. Actress Elisabeth Shue is 48. Singer Matthew Sweet is 47. Actress Jacqueline Obradors is 45. Country singer Tim Rushlow is 45. Rock musician Tommy Stinson is 45. Actress Amy Jo Johnson is 41. Actress Emily Mortimer is 40. Actor Lamman Rucker is 40. Actor Ioan Gruffudd is 38. Actor Jeremy Sisto is 37. Rhythm-and-blues singer Melinda Doolittle is 34. Actor Wes Ramsey is 34.

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ANNIE’S MAILBOX Dear Annie: My mother-in-law, “Joan,” lives nearby. Since the birth of our son three years ago, she has not once offered to babysit or have him sleep over. She never asks to spend time alone with him. When I’ve suggested it, she tells me how tired she is, and yet she runs around with her friends all day. On those rare occasions when we absolutely are desperate for her to babysit, we practically have to beg, and it’s only for things like doctors appointments. She would never babysit so my husband and I could go out for an evening. However, Joan wants to go everywhere with us. She thinks that qualifies as spending time with her grandson. She also says she wants to be there for his first vacation, first movie, first day at school, etc., which makes us feel as if our son can’t achieve any milestones without her. I have dropped hints that my husband and I could use a night alone, and I’ve mentioned how other grandparents enjoy having their grandchildren over, but she never responds. I know she is comfortable around children because she used to be a preschool administrator. In addition, if we all go out together and our son acts out, Joan just sits there. Apparently, Joan wants to be there for the fun, but not the other stuff. My mother and my friends think Joan’s attitude is strange. They say grandparents normally take the kids out to give the parents a break. I am sick of asking her to watch our son when we are in a bind. Am I being selfish, or is she not being much of a grandma? -- Beleaguered Mom Dear Mom: Both. You may not like it, but grandparents are not obligated to take care of your children because you want a night out. And after being a preschool administrator, we suspect Joan has had enough of watching little kids and correcting their behavior. That is the parents’ job. Of course, it would be nice if Joan took a greater interest in spending time with your son, and she may be more inclined when he

is a little older, requires less supervision and they can communicate better. But if you want a good relationship with her, please take babysitting services off the table. Dear Annie: I am amazed at how you continue to cater to cheating husbands. Every time a woman writes that she suspects her partner is cheating, you always take the guy’s side and suggest counseling, even when the woman says he won’t go. These slimeballs exist, and yet you defend them. Please explain to the wives out there why you continue to take the man’s side. -- Voice of Many Betrayed Wives Dear Voice: You misunderstand. We are not defending the cheating spouse, male or female. We are defending the marriage. One should not walk away without making an attempt to see if the problems can be fixed, particularly if there are young children involved. And if the husband refuses counseling, the wife should go anyway because she will need help making decisions about her future and working through her anger and resentment -- something, apparently, you have not yet done. Please consider it. Dear Annie: One of the things you suggested to “Lonesome” was to join the Peace Corps as a senior volunteer. As a returned Peace Corps volunteer, occasional recruiter and fulltime advocate, I like to see Peace Corps service suggested. But people should be aware that it’s not like going on a cruise. Those who serve should expect about a year of application and preparation, three months of training and two years of service. There is no upper age limit, and there certainly are rewards. -- Glad To Have Been There and Done That Dear Glad: Thanks for making it clear to our readers that the Peace Corps requires a true commitment. Those who are interested can get more information through peacecorps.gov.

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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Regional Forensics Lab uses fingerprint system FORENSICS from page 9

Portland’s hours of operation in the lab are from 7 a.m. to 2 a.m. But any of the members have 24-hour access to the lab, and the funding formula is a percentage of the total costs, based on the population of the nine agencies involved. Since the lab has gotten the Automated Fingerprint Identification System, it has been a boon to the technicians. MacDonald says, “We now have a 16 percent hit rate, which is huge. Previously we had a 2 percent hit rate.” The Cumberland County Jail now provides Portland police with electronic copies of fingerprints and palm prints. The department acquired the machine for live-scan fingerprints about the same time the new lab opened. MacDonald said, “Without the jail doing that for us, we’d never have the success here that we do.” The state lab in Augusta handles ballistics because Portland doesn’t have the volume to warrant the cost of equipment involved. They also do DNA testing, and “DNA has changed the whole way we do business,” stated MacDonald. He said that usually once a week or every two weeks a trip is made to Augusta to bring things up for testing. “We’ve crafted a very good working relationship with them,” said MacDonald. Another tool that has improved the job is called the Total Station, which is a very accurate mapping device that has basically replaced all the hand measuring that had to be done at crime scenes or accident scenes involving a death. Sgt. Glen McGary is one of the department’s accident reconstructionists. He recently was outside in the plaza with the machine as were other members who were working with it. All four of the ETs have been trained on the laser measuring device, which uses electronic distance measurement. The apparatus collects data to create a scale diagram. “The desired end result is something to take to court to present to a jury,” said Cote, who does a lot of the diagramming on his computer. The job is very demanding and exact, because each technician becomes an expert, allowing that person to testify in court as a specialist in criminal forensic science, officials said. Just don’t expect any “CSI”-style theatrics.

Police ask for help in locating suspected thief BY MATTHEW ARCO THE PORTLAND DAILY SUN

The Portland Police Department is searching for a man known to enter restaurants and other businesses and steal purses and cash, police said. James Emerton, 46, of Portland, is wanted by local police on four separate burglary and theft charges. He is accused of stealing more than $1,000 from a Portland restaurant on separate occasions in April and May, said Sgt. Dean Goodale, of the PPD. "We have been trying to find him for a little while now," Goodale said. "He's known to enter open commercial businesses ... offices and resEmerton taurants, and steal purses and cash from workers or patrons." Emerton is also known to target safes and cash registers, police said. Goodale described Emerton as a white male, 6 feet 2 inches tall, 225 pounds, with gray hair and blues eyes. Anyone with information about Emerton's location is asked to contact the Portland Police Department at 874-8575 or text an anonymous tip from a mobile phone using keyword "GOTCHA" plus their message to 274637 (CRIMES).


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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

Vote by absentee ballot 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Starting at 9 a.m. today, all Portland voters can vote by absentee ballot for the Nov. 8 election. Registered voters can request an absentee ballot by phone, fax, email (www.maine.gov/cgi-bin/online/AbsenteeBallot/index.pl), or in person at the City Clerk’s Office. Voters voting by absentee ballot will receive a state ballot and one city ballot, and should review the instructions included with the absentee ballot before voting. All ballots in this election are double-sided. Voters have the option of voting absentee in person at the City Clerk’s office during regular office hours, Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. until Thursday, Nov. 3. The City Clerk’s office will extend their hours until 8 p.m. that day to accommodate the change in state absentee voting laws. For up-to-date information about voting this November, visit www.portlandvoters.com or call the city’s voter hotline at 874-8677.

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.

North Deering Neighborhood Association meeting to develop a Crime Watch Organization 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

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 and are on sale now and available in person at the Cumberland County Civic Center

At 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, the public is invited to a ceremony and press conference followed by a reception at Deering Oaks, when Southern Maine’s only comprehensive hospice program will celebrate the lives of Maine’s military and other loved ones at a public memorial candle ceremony. (DAVID CARKHUFF FILE PHOTO) Box Office, or they can be charged by phone at 800-7453000 and online at www.statetheatreportland.com

Friday, Oct. 7 Trunk Show: South Street Linens 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Museum Store, Portland Museum of Art. During October’s First Friday Art Walk, the Museum Store will host a Trunk Show featuring South Street Linens. South Street Linen is owned by three midcareer artists who are now applying their particular sensibilities to making hand stitched and block printed linen scarves. Their inspiration comes from well-worn ephemera, the geometric patterns of architecture, and things Japanese and Scandinavian.

Two Fabulous Fashion Exhibits at MHS 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. First Friday Art Walk at Maine Historical Society. “Join us during Portland’s First Friday Art Walk to see two fabulous fashion-themed shows, ‘Having in Paris a Great Success’: French Fashion, 1928-1936 on display in the Earle G. Shettleworth, Jr. Lecture Hall and ‘Dressing Up, Standing Out, Fitting In: Adornment & Identity in Maine,’ on display in the museum. Mingle with friends, enjoy refreshments and music, and discover Maine history. www.mainehistory.org

‘From the Shores of Lake Victoria’ 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Street Artists of Kisumu, Kenya to Portland, Maine’s First Friday Art Walk. The opening of a new contemporary art exhibit by street artists of Kisumu, Kenya. Introducing the art of Vincent Ouma, Erick Ayoti, and Seth Amollo. This exhibit will also include the work of Clyde Bango who is a native of Zimbabwe, and a graduate of Bates College, Lewiston. During this this exhibit opening there will be a dedication to the late Wangari Maathai, the first African woman to win a Nobel Peace Prize. The Museum of African Culture,13 Brown St., Portland, in the heart of the art district, between Congress and Free Streets. Live music in front of the museum during the Art Walk.

‘(En)Coded Landscapes’ at Mayo Street 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Jan Piribeck, artist and Associate Professor of Art, University of Southern Maine, is presenting “(En) Coded Landscapes: Walking-in-Timespace,” an exhibition currently on view at the Talsi District Museum in Talsi, Latvia and scheduled to open in Portland on Oct. 7 at Mayo Street Arts. An installation of prints, drawings and video creates a mind-map of psycho-geographical wanderings. Key words related to Piribeck’s works are: art, code, digital mapping and information design. There will be an opening reception on Friday, Oct. 7 from 5-8 p.m. at Mayo Street Arts, and the show will remain on view through Oct. 29. The companion exhibition in Talsi was scheduled to run through Oct. 2. This event is free and open to the public. 10 Mayo St., Portland. www.mayostreetarts.org

Fuzzy Allotropes 2 art opening 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. First Friday Art Walk opening of Fuzzy Allotropes 2, drawings by Michael Connor, at The Green Hand Bookshop, 661 Congress St. On display through the month of October. More original drawings based on the characters of local comics-zine Coelacanthus! “Michael Connor offers his second annual issuance of dozens of small draw-

ings exploring alternate destinies of his characters, some charming, some beguiling, some decidedly pseudo-scientific. Come for happy investigations and lose yourself in the details of their world. FMI: contact Michelle Souliere at4506695 or michelle.souliere@gmail.com

‘Moment Before the Moment’ 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Featuring Photographer, Stephanie Hatzenbuehler and Graphic Artist Morgan McAllister DiPietro in “Moment Before the Moment” at the Gallery at Harmon’s and Barton’s, 584 Congress St., Portland. 774-5948. Artist’s Reception, First Friday Art Walk. Exhibiting through October; open daily 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sat. 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

‘The Myth of the American Sleepover’ 6:30 p.m. “The Myth of the American Sleepover,” Friday, Oct. 7, 6:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 8, 2 p.m.; Sunday, Oct. 9, 2 p.m. Movies at the Museum, Portland Museum of Art, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Tickets: $7 and available on the day of the show. For a complete list of movies, visit moviesatthemuseum.org.

‘The Dark Side of Chocolate’ 7 p.m. Come see the movie “The Dark Side of Chocolate,”at Allen Avenue UU Church, 524 Allen Ave., Portland. “Then sample some fair trade chocolate with an opportunity to buy some. Talk about what we can do to bring an end to this slavery. Movie is not appropriate for children. Co-sponsored by church committees.”

Open Mic/Poetry Slam in Auburn 7:15 p.m. Open Mic/Poetry Slam. First Universalist Church of Auburn, 169 Pleasant St. Free. FMI 783-0461 or www. auburnuu.org.

Portland Playback Theatre: ‘Facing Fear’ 7:30 p.m. “Our First Friday theme for October 7 is Facing Fear. Our internal alarm system serves us well, but sometimes fear itself is our greatest challenge. As a matter of cold fact, Fear, with a capital F, may be the most fundamental emotional background of what we are as human beings. Do you have a story of a time when fear was front and center? We bet you do. Come and share your story — or just come to witness. Portland Playback Theatre is now in its sixth year and has ‘played back’ hundreds of stories. If you haven’t had your story improvisationally enacted you’re really missing something! Learn more at www.portlandplayback.com.” At CTN5, right next to MECA, at 516 Congress St. $5 at the door.

Portland Maine Film Festival 10 p.m. Portland Maine Film Festival is thrilled to present: A Tribute to Mort Todd, at The Nickelodeon. “Raised in Maine Todd built his career in entertainment, most notably comics, film and animation. At 23, Mort was Editor-in-Chief of the humor magazine Cracked; he launched the Marvel Music imprint at Marvel Comics and has worked with The Rolling Stones, AC/DC, KISS and Alice Cooper to release graphic novels packaged with CDs and software.” The Portland Maine Film Festival features contemporary, entertaining and informative movies, as well as, panel discussions and networking opportunities for local filmmakers. Please join us for our second year and support the motion picture arts in Maine. Festival runs through Oct. 9. see next page


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Saturday, Oct. 8 Rummage sale 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Rummage sale, Clark Memorial United Methodist Church, corner of Forest and Pleasant avenues, Portland. Good clean items, clothes, books, games and white elephant table. FMI, 773, 5423.

Knockin’ out the knotweed on Eastern Prom 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. “Join us in our battle to eradicate invasive knotweed from the Eastern Prom! We’ll meet at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 8 near the USS Portland Memorial, between Cutter Street and Fort Allen Park. Please wear boots, gloves, long pants and long sleeves and pack plenty of water. If possible, bring pruning shears, loppers and rakes. Japanese knotweed, which can grow to several feet in height, features broad green leaves and hollow stems with raised rings, giving it the appearance of bamboo.” Friends of the Eastern Promenade

Ninth annual Fire Department Open House

Portland Pirates open season 7 p.m. The Portland Pirates hockey team will open its 19th season of competition on the road against the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. The high-flying action will open at home for the 35th season of AHL action at the Cumberland County Civic Center, on Saturday, Oct. 15 when the Manchester Monarchs visit in a 7 p.m. start, featuring a JobsinME. com Magnetic Schedule giveaway. All 38 home games will be played at the Civic Center, with 27 weekend games. Saturday Night is Hockey Night in Portland will take place 14 times during the course of the season while the Pirates will also play nine Friday games and four Sunday games. http://www.portlandpirates.com

Sunday, Oct. 9 Open Creamery Day 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Creameries throughout the state are opening their doors and provide you a behind the scenes look at how cheese is made in Maine. For more information and a complete list of participating organizations visit www. mainecheeseguild.org. Pineland Farms Creamery, 92 Creamery Lane, New Gloucester. www.PinelandFarms.org. “Tours will be available from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. so that you may watch and learn as we craft a batch of our award-winning farm fresh cheese. Sampling opportunities will be plentiful, so mark your calendars and come on down to Pineland Farms for a day of food and festivities Pineland Farms Creamery.”

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fire Museum, 157 Spring St. All are invited to a block party celebrating the history of the Portland Fire Department. The City of Portland’s Fire Department, IAFF Local 740 and the Portland Veteran Firemen’s Association will host the Ninth Annual Open House at the Portland Fire Museum. Visitors will have the opportunity to view historic films including footage of the 1912 Healthy Family Day at the YMCA Portland fire, tour a steam engine on 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Greater Portloan from the Manchester New Hampland YMCA is hosting its first annual shire Fire Department, explore the 1938 Healthy Family Day, a community-wide McCann Fire Engine, and hand-drawn event exploring healthy lifestyle choices engines from the Great Portland Fire of in and out of the YMCA. “Families can 1866. Michael Daicy and Don Whitney discover healthy options for keeping will be on-hand to sign copies of their body, mind and relationships fit! Probook, “Portland’s Greatest Conflagramoting activities and organizations tion, The 1866 Fire Disaster.” Both floors of the Portland Fire Museum with more Steve Hassom, a retired district fire chief, gestures during a tour at the Portland Fire Museum. At 10 a.m. on Saturday, for all ages, this event will include a than 10 rooms of displays will be open Oct. 8, the City of Portland’s Fire Department, IAFF Local 740 and the Portland Veteran Firemen’s Association will host neighborhood cleanup, demonstration classes, as well as creating ‘Stone to the public with docents available to the Ninth Annual Open House at the Portland Fire Museum. (DAVID CARKHUFF FILE PHOTO) Soup’ — the entire family can pitch in answer questions. Providing a glimpse their experience & talking about the Latin American School to make an awesome healthy meal!” into the past, the Open House will feature a new display of Medicine where Crystal plans to go next year. The evefeaturing the awards earned by members of the Veterans ning will begin with meal, followed by a discussion & film, Association including silver trophy trumpets, tea sets and Tuesday, Oct. 11 and then DANCING! If you are interested in learning more medals. The open house is a family-friendly event. Children about U.S./Cuba relations, the pastors for peace caravan, will enjoy the chance to see live fire horses in the original and/or how Cuba is providing a free medical education for Barbara Walsh at the stalls, and visitors who wish to bring the fire horses a treat students all around the world, please join us.” The event will should consider carrots or apples. Free fire helmets will be Falmouth Memorial Library be held at Sacred Heart & St. Dominic Parish located at 80 available for children along with Fire Prevention material for noon. Barbara Walsh, Pulitzer Prize-winning author, will be Sherman St. (corner of Sherman and Mellen). Dinner will be visitors to take home. A suggested donation for attendance at the Falmouth Memorial Library to talk about her brand served at 5:30 p.m., followed by dancing with DJ Johnny is $5 for adults and $3 for children. For more information, new book “August Gale” which chronicles her investigation Mambo at 7:30, p.m., pay what you can, suggested donacontact the Portland Fire Museum phone number at 772into a Newfoundland fishing community and an infamous tion: $10. Let Cuba Live of Maine (www.letcubalive.org) 2040. storm that killed four members of her extended family. sponsors the proceeding. (Proceeds will go towards CrysBring a sandwich. Friends will supply beverages and desCheverus High School All-Class Reunion tal’s travel & living expenses while she is attending school serts. Books will be available for sale and signing. 781-2351 12:30 p.m. Cheverus High School will hold an All-Class in Havana.) For more information contact Maria Sanchez at or library@falmouth.lib.me.us. Reunion at Homecoming. Cheverus High School Sparta 272-2071. Room, 267 Ocean Ave., Portland. Homecoming Game: ‘Preserving Ancient Trades’ Harvest Supper Cheverus v. Biddeford 12:30 p.m. game start. 6 p.m. A lecture and presentation “Preserving Ancient 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Fifth Maine Regiment Museum, 45 Trades,” 2 Spaces at Boston Museum of Fine Arts. FeaFree public skating at Civic Center Seashore Ave., Peaks Island. $12 adult; $7 child under 10. turing Dennis Carr, Assistant Curator of Decorative Arts 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The Civic Center will host two days of Call 766-5514. “Join us for our end of the season Harvest and Sculpture, of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Robin free public skating on Saturday and Sunday from 1 p.m. to Supper. This traditional feast prepared by chef Bill Hinderer Neely, stained glass conservator from Westbrook. Aaron 5 p.m. each day. “Salty Pete” and “Crackers” along with features melt-in-your mouth pot roast, a variety of roasted Strugis, a timber framer from Berwick. Ben Coombs, a Portland Pirates’ players, past and present, will join fans fall vegetables, breads, desserts and beverages. They’ll be glass blower from Portland. At the Irish Heritage Center, 34 on the ice both days. “The open house will be an opportumusical entertainment, too. ... This popular event usually Gray St., Portland. Ticket price: Members $10, non-memnity for all residents of Cumberland County to visit the Civic sells out so reservations are strongly recommended by callbers: $15. Time: 6 p.m., doors will open at 5:30 p.m. For Center and see, firsthand, the architectural renderings of ing 766-5514. The supper benefits the programs and activmore information and reservations please call: 774-5561, the proposed renovated Civic Center. The Portland Pirates ities of the Fifth Maine.” Two seatings: 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. ext. 104; e-mail: jpollick@portlandlandmarks.org. www. have also announced an exclusive ticket promotion for resiMaine Roller Derby resumes portlandlandmarks.org dents of Cumberland County. The Pirates will offer 5,000 6 p.m. On Oct. 8, the fall season kicks off with the fan lucky fans the opportunity to win two tickets to one of five Inside glimpse of Margaret Chase Smith favorite Wicked vs. Good Exhibition Bout. Maine’s All-Star upcoming Pirates’ games! Fans are encouraged to log onto 6 p.m. An inside glimpse of Margaret Chase Smith at The Port Authorities, The Calamity Janes and the newest ediwww.portlandpirates.com to enter. Winners will be selected Falmouth Historical Society’s Annual Meeting, in the Oceantions, the R.I.P. Tides will mix it up in an intraleague bout at at random from online entries. Fans may enter to win at the View Community Room, 18 Blueberry Lane, Falmouth. the Portland Expo. “The tradition of this intra-league bout Pirates’ booth during the open house.” “An inside glimpse of our beloved Margaret Chase Smith began in 2008 when a team scheduled to play the Port by Jerry Wiles, Profiles in American History, followed by Pastors for Peace Friendshipment Caravan Authorities backed out last minute. In a frenzy to keep the The Falmouth Historical Society’s Annual Meeting. Light 5:30 p.m. “The 22nd annual Pastors for Peace Friendshipevent in tact at the Portland Expo, the league split the skatpotluck refreshments.” mfistal@maine.rr.com ment Caravan has just returned from successfully bringing ers into 2 teams to battle each other! The fans loved how 100 tons of humanitarian aid to Cuba. Three caravanistas competitive and well matched the teams were and have see next page from Portland — Maria, Heather & Crystal — will be sharing asked for more every year. MRD will not disappoint.”


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Wednesday, Oct. 12 ‘Dwelling Place’ art-related events 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Between Wednesday, Oct. 12 and Saturday, Oct. 22, members of the University of Southern Maine community and the public are invited to see and experience “Dwelling Place,” a piece of temporary public art that will reside in front of Luther Bonney Hall near Bedford Street. The “Dwelling Place” is modeled after a traditional Jewish Sukkah, in celebration of a weeklong festival in which traditional Jews live, eat and sleep in the temporary shelter. Sukkot, the festival, is both a celebration of the fall harvest and a reminder that Jews wandered for 40 years in the desert with no permanent home. Hillel of Southern Maine will sponsor a Break for Bagels for students in the Sukkah from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Oct. 12. Artist Asherah Cinnamon will also lead 20-minute informal and interactive presentations to those interested in learning about the Sukkah from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 17. “This is a unique opportunity for anyone interested in Jewish culture, religion, or tradition to experience the spiritual connection between humans and nature that is at the core of this tradition. Cinnamon used only locally sourced and recycled materials to build the The public is invited to a First Friday Art Walk opening of Fuzzy Allotropes 2, drawings by Michael Sukkah. This event is free and open to the public.” Connor, at The Green Hand Bookshop, 661 Congress St., this Friday at 5 p.m. (COURTESY IMAGE)

Charlotte Bacon, ‘Twisted Thread’ noon to 1 p.m. Upcoming at the Brown Bag Lecture Series in the Portland Public Library’s Rines Auditiorium is a book event with Charlotte Bacon, “Twisted Thread.” “When beautiful but aloof Claire Harkness is found dead in her dorm room one spring morning, prestigious Armitage Academy is shaken to its core. Everyone connected to school, and to Claire, finds their lives upended, from the

local police detective who has a personal history with the academy, to the various faculty and staff whose lives are immersed in the daily rituals associated with it.” 5 Monument Square. www.portlandlibrary.com

March of Dimes fundraiser 5:30 p.m. At Dimillo’s on the Water, top chefs will offer Portland diners an opportunity to enjoy a great night out

while raising funds, making friends and increasing awareness of the March of Dimes mission to improve the health of babies. Chefs from Dimillo’s, Figa, Nosh Kitchen Bar, The Salt Exchange, Porthole, Zapoteca, and Hannaford will prepare their signature dish in tastingsize portions during a cocktail reception. Guests will also be able to bid on many live and silent auction items, including unique dinners, hotel stays, and weekend getaways, all graciously donated by Maine businesses. Donations of sponsorships and auction items have been given by Wright Express, Martin’s Point Healthcare, Prosearch, Living Wealth Partners, Native Maine Produce, Boulos Property Management, Disney, Dimillo’s on the Water, Portland Harbor Hotel and many more. Funds raised by the Signature Chefs Auction support lifesaving research and educational programs right here in Maine. To register/purchase tickets, people can visit the Maine Chapter’s website at: www.marchofdimes.com/ maine/2115_28193.asp

Mayoral candidate forum 6:30 p.m. Mayoral candidate forum at the Reiche Community Center. West End Neighborhood Association plans to host a mayoral candidates’ forum with submitted questions. The forum will take place during the group’s monthly meeting. www.WENAMaine.org

Views of Riverton Trolley Park

7 p.m. “Step Back in Time,” Views of Riverton Trolley Park. “Southern Maine Volkssport Association invites you to a slide presentation about the historic Riverton Trolley Park. Don Curry from the Seashore Trolley Museum will show slides of the casino, boat house, rustic theater, and of course, the trolleys that brought people to the park from 1896 to 1920.” Free. Preregistration not necessary. Westbrook Community Center, 426 Bridge St., Westbrook. FMI: Please leave a message at 774-3415.

Fees were conceived using Brunswick’s existing food truck ordinance FOOD TRUCKS from page one

Andy Graham, said the proposal will be sent to the city council’s Health and Recreation subcommittee for consideration. “We are trying to frame the conversation for them and to simultaneously make recommendations based on the research that we have done and the opinions that we have gathered from people in the community,” Graham said after Wednesday’s meeting. “Certainly there are things that we may not have considered that should have been considered, but we tried to address things we think are significant in a way that we think is fair to both sides of the issue,” he added. Food trucks have become culinary staples in places like Austin, Los Angeles and New York City, where some vendors are true destinations in their own right. But for now anyway, they are not allowed in Portland under a host of overlapping city ordinances and policies. This is not the first time city officials have pondered food trucks. Councilor Dave Marshall, who sits on the Creative Portland board, has pushed changes for several years that would make them legal. Each time, the measures have gotten bogged down in a city committee. But by doing some of the legwork for the city council, including researching food truck regulations in other cities, Creative Portland is hoping to prevent another false start. The group's plan recommends that food trucks: be at least 65 feet from a “bricks and mortar restaurant,” be allowed to park in any non-commercial parking space — so long as they honor rules around turnover and so on — and be allowed to park in private lots with permission but not in parking garages

CORRECTION Regarding Wednesday’s What’s In a Name column in Business, bagels at The Crooked Mile Cafe are supplied by Mr. Bagel on Forest Avenue.

or overnight on city streets. These food trucks should also be street legal, rather than permanent venues propped on bricks or cinder blocks, board members agreed. Under the proposal, food trucks couldn’t offer seating, must provide trash cans and would be allowed to operate during the same hours as other restaurants. Permits would cost $50 per day, or up to $1,500 per year based on this proposal, in addition to a $100 inspection fee. The fees were conceived using Brunswick’s existing food truck ordinance as a template. Setting the fees "modestly steep" was done on purpose, partly in response to concerns around food trucks not paying property taxes, Graham said. Other provisions in the ordinance are intended to balance concerns about competition from existing restaurants, which often have much higher overhead costs that food trucks. At Marshall's recommendation, the group agreed to strip a provision that would have barred chains from operating food trucks. Andre Polhill, a Portland resident who is interested in opening a food truck business if they’re allowed, doesn’t buy the argument that allowing food trucks would put existing restaurants at a disadvantage. “It’s a different customer,” said Polhill, who envisions starting a truck that serves soul food-style cuisine. However, he said the rules dictating how far food trucks should be from restaurants could end up

making it harder for food trucks to survive. He said the vendors should be allowed to operate where there are customers, not in far-flung parts of the city. But, on the whole, he said the board's recommendations were a good starting point. Even so, there is a general understanding that the proposal, if it goes anywhere, will likely look a lot different by the time it reaches the city council. Marshall predicted there would be pushback on the question of allowing vendors to use generators and park in on-street spaces. As evidence, he said some restaurant owners and interest groups are already concerned that food trucks could park in front of a restaurant and potentially steal business. There is also concern about food trucks eating up scarce downtown parking spaces for hours on end. “I don’t think it’s worth the political battle with Portland Downtown District and Maine Restaurant Association,” Marshall said, referring to likely concerns these groups will have around where food trucks should be allowed to set up. Others on the board were less concerned about that point. Marshall’s motion to strip the on-street parking provision from the recommendations failed. “Let the marketplace sort it out,” said board member Arthur Fink, who added, “I don’t think we need to legislate it." It’s not clear when the measure will reach the Health and Rec committee. Attempts to reach committee members were not successful after hours Wednesday.

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Pirates fans anticipate new season, new coach BY BRENT MARCOTTE SPECIAL TO THE PORTLAND DAILY SUN

The moment Pirates fans have been waiting for is almost here! Hockey fever is at an all-time high in New England due to the Stanley Cup returning to the “Hub of Hockey” in Boston, and fans are ready to break out their sweaters and cow bells for what should be another thrilling season on the ice. Much has happened around the league since the Bruins took home the Cup on June 15, with player movement, AHL affiliation changes, and a constantly revolving coaching carousel at the forefront of hockey news during the summer months. During any specific time period, Pirates fans could notice a certain shift on front page news in personnel or organizational arrangements, with each one hitting home a little differently. The first of these many changes was the departure of fan-favorite head coach Kevin Dineen. After six strong seasons in Portland, leaving a mark as the most successful coach in franchise history, Dineen finally received what seemed long overdue — the head coach position of a NHL club, the Florida Panthers. Along with the evident departure of Dineen to the big show following the Pirates exit in the 2011 Calder Cup playoffs, the organization encountered a whirlwind of events that some fans questioned and wondered what will become of the

future of Pirates hockey? Pennsylvania billionaire Terry Pegula emerged to purchase the Buffalo Sabres, determined to build the franchise into a legitimate Cup contender. His first order of business – establishing a Western New York Sabres empire by moving the club’s AHL operations back to Rochester. Pirates fans are no stranger to change with previous affiliation changes from the Washington Capitals to the Anaheim Ducks to the Buffalo Sabres and now to the Phoenix Coyotes. However this change brought up question marks. The questions were given reassuring answers during the Portland-Phoenix press conference in July, and fans will get to see firsthand what this new group is all about beginning this Saturday on the road against the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. With the exciting transition into “Coyotes Style” hockey — a gritty, fast-paced style — another large-scale occurrence transpired with the partnership of the Portland Pirates and Bill Dodge Auto Group. The Portland Pirates 20th Anniversary Season is right around the corner in 2012-

13, and the two partners have joined hands to fuel a heads-on charge into one of the more significant seasons in Pirates history. The relationship kicked off on Monday, Oct. 3 at the Bill Dodge Auto Group headquarters in Westbrook with Portland Pirates Managing Owner/CEO Brian Petrovek, head coach Ray Edwards, and defenseman Dean Arsene meeting with the Bill Dodge Auto Group staff to announce the final affiliation move of the offseason. The countdown clock is now ticking down the hours instead of days and weeks as the first fresh cut into the regular season Pirates-Coyotes-Bill Dodge Auto Group center-ice logo is ready to be made during the opening faceoff on Saturday, Oct. 15 — the Pirates home opener. Pirates fans will soon see that the Phoenix Coyotes joining hands with the Portland Pirates and Bill Dodge Auto Group are a winning combination that is sure to rack up the mileage for continued success! (Brent Marcotte is director of communications and team services for the Portland Pirates American Hockey League team.)

Decisive Game 5 at Stadium calls to mind a 2001 series for Yankees BY BENJAMIN HOFFMAN AND KEN PLUTNICKI THE NEW YORK TIMES

Having survived Game 4 in Detroit, the Yankees will play the Tigers tonight at Yankee Stadium in a deciding Game 5 of the American League division series. But while the Yankees are as much a part of October as Halloween, there is little precedent for them when it comes to playing at home in a do-ordie game in the first round. Since the wild-card format started in 1995, the Yankees have appeared in the division series in 15 out of 16 seasons, missing only once, when they failed to make the playoffs in 2008, Joe Girardi’s first year as manager. Over all, the team is 9-6 in those series. Limiting the search to series that went five games cuts the total to five. Finding a series in which the Yankees had to win the deciding game at home leaves only 2001.

Of course, that 2001 division encounter with Oakland is one that remains intact in the minds of almost every Yankees fan, because that was the series in which Derek Jeter streaked across the infield in the top of the seventh inning of Game 3, gathered in a relay throw, and then flipped the ball to catcher Jorge Posada, who tagged out Jeremy Giambi to preserve a 1-0 lead for the Yankees. The Yankees then won Game 4, in Oakland, as they did in Detroit on Tuesday, and came back to the Bronx to play Game 5. They won that game, 5-3, after falling behind, 2-0, early in the Curtis Granderson game. David Justice hit a home

run, and Alfonso Soriano had a game-tying two-run single. The A’s, including Jason Giambi, made some misplays in the field, and Roger Clemens, made it into the fifth inning before leaving with one of the leg injuries that periodically plagued him in his years in the Bronx. The save in that game went to — who else? — Mariano Rivera, who has had little to do in the current series against the Tigers. But despite the 2001 success, the Yankees, over all, have not had a particularly rosy history when it comes to Game 5s in the first round. Of the five they have played, they have lost three, with the defeats all coming on the road — in Seattle in 1995, with Ken Griffey sliding home headfirst with the winning run in extra innings; in Cleveland in 1997, and in Anaheim in 2005. The Yankees’ other Game 5 victory came on the road, in Oakland in 2000.

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