SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2011
VOL. 3 NO. 13
PORTLAND’S DAILY NEWSPAPER
Bill would end Election Day registration BY MATT DODGE THE PORTLAND DAILY SUN
A bill in the state legislature that would repeal a voter’s ability to register to vote at the polls has some Maine lawmakers up in arms. The bill, introduced by state Rep. Gary Knight, R-Livermore Falls, would remove language from existing election law which states that Maine voters may register to vote on election day, bumping the time frame back to the Tuesday preceding the election. The “Act To Assist Municipal Clerks by Providing Adequate Time To Register Voters” is just one legisla-
“The repeal of Election Day registration may or may not alleviate the burden on city and town clerks, but it does nothing to strengthen voter engagement in our democracy. In fact, it does just the opposite.” — District 120 Rep. Diane Russell tive item currently floating around Augusta seeking to change how Mainers cast their ballots. On another issue, 120 Republican lawmakers support a bill that
would require voters to show photo identification at the polls. “The repeal of Election Day registration may or may not alleviate the burden on city and town clerks, but it does nothing to strengthen voter engagement in our democracy. In fact, it does just the opposite,” said District 120 Rep. Diane Russell. The Veterans and Legal Affairs Committee also opened hearings on proposals that would bar distribution of Maine Clean Election Act funds to candidates in uncontested legislative or gubernatorial see ELECTION page 6
LePage: Pensions, mandates need ﬁxes BY DAVID CARKHUFF THE PORTLAND DAILY SUN
Could street protests and riots by public-employee unions in Wisconsin spread to states like Maine? Gov. Paul LePage said people are angry and warned against “reform for the sake of reform.” LePage also said he’s pursuing a path to avoid mandates of the new national health care reform that he said would further weigh down the state budget. The governor made his comments during a budget update Friday at a Capital for a Day luncheon hosted at the Eastland Park Hotel by the Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce. Wisconsin is facing a $3.6 billion budget deficit, and Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and the Republicans in the legislature called for public employees there to contribute about 12 percent for their health care premiums and about 5.6 percent to their pensions, sparking an outpouring of angry protests in Madison. see PENSION page 8
The art of aging gracefully ... or not See Bob Higgins on page 4
Gov. Paul LePage was unﬂinching as he spoke about the NAACP before the Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce Friday. (DAVID CARKHUFF PHOTO)
Governor puts onus on NAACP LePage says civil-rights group seems to ‘have a problem with me’ BY DAVID CARKHUFF THE PORTLAND DAILY SUN
Nearly a month after Gov. Paul LePage said some critics could "kiss my butt" and dismissed the NAACP as
Who’s your daddy? See Mark Curdo’s column with pictures on page 7
a "special interest," the governor said Friday that attempts to meet with the group and patch up their relations had not advanced. "Quite frankly, the way I look at it is
it's not my monkey, it's their monkey," LePage said in response to a question about his strained relationship with the civil-rights organization. see NAACP page 9
“Fairy Tale Players” coming to Westbrook See the Events Calendar, page 13
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Apple considering cheaper iPhone SAN FRANCISCO (NY Times) — Apple has been exploring ways to broaden the appeal of the iPhone by making the popular device less expensive and allowing users to control it with voice commands. Customers waited in line to buy the latest iPhone at the flagship Apple store in New York in June. But contrary to published reports, Apple is not currently developing a smaller iPhone, according to people briefed on Apple’s plans who requested anonymity because the plans are confidential. Apple’s engineers are currently focused on finishing the next version of the iPhone, which is likely to be similar in size to the current iPhone 4, said one of the people. The person said Apple was not planning to introduce a smaller iPhone any time soon. Analysts expect the new iPhone to be ready this summer. Another person who is in direct contact with Apple also said that the company would not make a smaller iPhone at this time, in part because a smaller device would not necessarily be much cheaper to manufacture and because it would be more difficult to operate. More important, a phone with a smaller screen would force many developers to rewrite their apps, which Apple wants to avoid, the person said. Steven P. Jobs, Apple’s chief executive, appeared to reinforce that last point recently when he praised the iPhone’s uniformity, contrasting it with phones based on Google’s Android software, which come in many formats. “We think Android is very, very fragmented and getting more fragmented by the day,” Mr. Jobs told financial analysts in October. “We think this is a huge strength of our approach compared to Google’s.” Another senior Apple executive said during a private meeting recently that it did not make sense for the company to make multiple iPhone models, noting that Apple would stick with its practice of dropping the price of older models when it introduced a new one. The iPhone 3GS is now available for $49 with a two-year contract that helps subsidize the price of the device in the United States.
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Libya protests build, showing revolts’ limits as well as power BY ANTHONY SHADID THE NEW YORK TIMES
CAIRO — Thousands gathered Friday for a third day of violent demonstrations in Benghazi, Libya’s second largest city, in an unprecedented challenge to the mercurial 41-year reign of Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi. Human rights group said 24 people had been killed across the North African country, though activists say the count may be far higher. The escalating unrest bears the hallmarks of uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia, as protesters copy slogans heard there. But as in Bahrain and Iran, the police and the army have moved quickly to crush unrest. Residents say the government has mobilized young civilian supporters in the capital and other towns and deployed foreign mercenaries in eastern Libya, long the most restive region. Libya demonstrates both the power and the limits of the Arab uprisings. The country, though the most isolated in the region, is not disconnected enough to black out the news of autocrats’ falling in two of its immediate neighbors. But information about what is happening inside Libya — and the ability of protesters to mobilize world opinion on their behalf — is far more limited. A refrain of opposition leaders was that the world was failing to act, even as they sought to post videos, statements and testimony on social networking sites with mixed success. “The international community is watching,” said Issa Abdel Majeed Mansour, an opposition figure based in Oslo. “Why isn’t anyone helping us?”
As the Libyan clashes worsened, a violent crackdown continued in Bahrain, where government forces opened fire on hundreds of mourners marching toward Pearl Square and at least one helicopter sprayed fire on peaceful protesters. There were also violent confrontations on Friday in Yemen and Jordan. Since seizing power in a coup in 1969, Colonel Qaddafi has imposed his idiosyncratic rule on Libya, one of the world’s biggest exporters of oil. With a population of just 6.4 million, the country is one of the region’s wealthiest, though eastern Libya and Benghazi have witnessed periodic uprisings. Tripoli, the capital, has also had sporadic protests but remains firmly in the government’s grip, residents say. “I don’t see them being easily overpowered, especially at this point, because of the powers of the Libyan security forces and their tendency to crack down very brutally on protests,” said Heba Morayef, a researcher for Human Rights Watch in contact with residents in Libya. “I’m not saying it will never happen, but it won’t happen today.” Residents reached by telephone said the most intense unrest was in Benghazi and Bayda, a city about 125 miles northeast. As many as 15,000 people gathered in front of the courthouse in Benghazi on Friday, and security forces withdrew from at least part of the city by the afternoon, residents said. The residents saw the withdrawal as a sign of withering authority. “Security has retreated to allow the protesters to march because the masses are in a state of extreme anger,” said one of the protesters, Idris Ahmed al-Agha, a writer
and activist. “I don’t know what’s going to happen, but I think it’s going to escalate.” In the background, demonstrators’ chants could be heard. “The people want to topple the government,” they cried, an expression first heard in protests in Tunisia, then picked up by the demonstrators in Cairo’s 18-day uprising. Judging by funerals and residents’ accounts, he put the death toll at 50 in Benghazi. Other opposition activists said 60 had died in Benghazi and dozens more in Bayda, though Libya’s isolation made the numbers difficult to verify. Citing doctors’ reports in Benghazi, Samira Boussalma, a member of Amnesty International’s North Africa team, said a majority of those killed were shot in the head and the chest. An opposition figure, citing a source at the Jalaa Hospital there, said that most of the dead were between the ages of 13 and 36 and that as many as 50 people had been wounded. Libyan opposition groups said protesters had wrested control of several towns — among them Bayda and Darnah, a port in the northeast, though the degree of their authority seemed ambiguous. They said several police stations had been burned in towns across Libya, and Mr. Agha said a military building was attacked in Benghazi. In Kufrah, an oasis town in southeastern Libya, protests were planned after Friday Prayer, but security forces deployed outside the mosques, forbade demonstrations, then allowed worshipers to leave one by one, said Badawi Altobawi, an activist there.
Wisconsin bill in limbo as GOP seeks quorum BY MONICA DAVEY THE NEW YORK TIMES
MADISON, Wis. — With many schools here closed for the third straight day and protesters filling the Capitol hallways, Republican state lawmakers on Friday were still pushing to call a vote on landmark legislation that would slash collective bargaining rights for public workers. Republican Senate leaders dispatched state troopers to begin looking for the Democratic senators who disappeared on Thursday, effectively preventing a vote from taking place. And Republican leaders in the State Assembly, where Democrats do not hold enough seats to prevent a quorum, said Friday that a vote might soon take place there. And so, the standoff — which has turned Madison into a
national battleground over state workers, unions and budget crises — went on, with Republican leaders, including Gov. Scott Walker, insisting that their only wish was to balance a crippled state budget, and Democratic leaders, union supporters, and state workers complaining that the real agenda was to outlaw unions. The protests along the Capitol square have grown enormous. On Friday, Richard Trumka, the president of the A.F.L.-C.I.O., was expected to appear at a rally, while counterdemonstrators said they were planning their own rally over the weekend. On Thursday, the drama had risen to a boil with the prospect of a vote seemingly imminent. Protesters blocked a door to the Senate chambers. They sat down, body against body, filling a corridor. They chanted “Freedom,
democracy, unions!” in the stately gallery as the senators convened. Then there was a new twist: the Democrats disappeared. That left Republicans, who control the Capitol and had expected to push through the bill, in limbo. Although Republicans control the State Senate by 19 to 14, 20 senators — and thus, at least a single Democrat — must be in the room to call a vote on such fiscal matters. In the state Assembly, Republicans hold a wider majority: 57 Republicans, 38 Democrats, and an independent who hassaid he will appear for a vote on the bill. In that chamber, 58 members must be in attendance to call a vote. “It’s disgraceful that people who are paid to be here have decided to skip town,” Senator Michael Ellis, the Senate president, said shortly after the roll was called.
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Red Claws team up with Big Brothers Big Sisters for April bowling fundraiser DAILY SUN STAFF REPORT The Maine Red Claws are partnering with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Maine for the annual Bowl For Kids’ Sake fundraising event, the Red Claws announced. To help BBBS recruit more participants, the NBA Development League team invites fans to the Bowl For Kids’ Sake Maine Red Claws Kick-Off Party on Saturday, March 12, from 3 to 5 p.m. at Yankee Lanes in Portland. Prior to and at the March 12 event, Red Claws Fans will be encouraged to sign up for one of the Big Brothers Big Sisters bowl events to be held on April 2 at Yankee Lanes in Portland, and on April 9 at Bowl-A-Rama in Sanford. To learn more or sign up, interested fans should visit: www.SoMeBigsBowl.kin-
tera.org. Those attending the free Maine Red Claws Kick-Off Party will have an opportunity to visit with Red Claws players, coaches and team mascot, “Crusher.” The Kick-Off Party is open to the public and no registration is necessary to attend. One hour of bowling (at 3 p.m. or at 4 p.m.) at the party is optional for $5 per person. All who register teams for the April 2 or April 9 events and raise funds for Big Brothers Big Sisters will be eligible to win great prizes. Those prizes include Red Sox tickets for individuals and teams. The grand prize for the tip team is a Red Sox Night-on-the-Town for four. Anyone signing up as a Maine Red Claws team or individual bowler will also will also be eligible to win a very special prize, exclusive to Red Claws fans.
Trauma Intervention Program seeks volunteers for counseling efforts DAILY SUN STAFF REPORT The Trauma Intervention Program is looking for caring adults to join a team of citizen volunteers, organizers reported. A program of Community Counseling Center in Portland, TIP trains volunteers to provide emotional and practical support to victims of traumatic events, and their families, in the first few hours following a tragedy. The next session of the TIP Training Academy for new volunteers begins on Thursday, March 3 and runs through Saturday, March 12. The training is taught by certified TIP National Trainers. Portland area first responders teach trauma scene protocol. Volunteers must attend all eight classes. TIP Volunteers are called to work
in cooperation with police and fire departments in Portland, South Portland, Cape Elizabeth, Gorham, Windham, Falmouth, Scarborough and Westbrook, as well as with emergency room personnel at Maine Medical Center. “TIP volunteers make a positive and lasting difference in the lives of trauma survivors,” said Leslie Skillin-Calder, crisis team manager at Community Counseling Center. “TIP volunteers play an invaluable role — they provide support for a family in crisis while also taking some of the pressure off emergency responders who must remain focused on their jobs.” To learn more about the TIP volunteer program, call Leslie SkillinCalder at 553-9311.
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Some age more gracefully than others While catching up with a few friends this week, old Captain Obvious used some of his super powers to figure out that a few of my friends are aging quite reasonably. See, most of my friends are “of an age,” getting to the middle bit. A significant chunk of them now have teenagers, and that leads to wonderful discussions about topics that have been offlimits for years and years. There must be some truth to that old Bill Cosby joke about the mothers curse. Years back, he suggested that there is a mothers curse that once invoked, is irrevocable: “When you grow up, I hope you have kids who act just like you!” Recently, some of my peer group are discovering the curse, and its profound effect. Perhaps the single most important reason that I never had kids with any of the former girlfriends was my firm and heartfelt knowledge that the curse was real. I have no desire to defend a double-decade of debauchery and mayhem to a teenager who is about to borrow my car, if I had a car, and who is going to wonder why I don’t if I don’t. A lot of my crowd were party folk. I know, I can hear the surprise all over town on that one. Now, former friends are defending their previous reputations as “dudes” whenever I run into them. For example, I can never remember a specific friend’s actual official name when I see him, so I always call him by his nickname from the old days, “Roach Clip.” It usually isn’t until he walks off that I
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remember his name is, I’m nearly certain “Scott,” and calling him that nickname in front of his kid was probably pretty unfair. ––––– Then, there are the ladies. A fine selection of independent womDaily Sun anhood whom were, to put it as Columnist politely as I can, “Bouncy Girls,” as in “Let’s go back to my apartment, bouncy bouncy.” They have kids now, and all have put aside the party-persona. Only occasionally do they run into people like me who remember them from way back when. Sometimes, there is even photographic evidence of prior party-ish behavior. Try explaining to a teenager why Mom or Dad has a mullet, a full bottle of Jack Daniels, and a big old rolled up joint in a picture from themselves in High School. Oops. Probably shouldn’t have posted that to Facebook. My bad. Therein lies the dilemma. Do you lie to your kids about your past when they discover it in old yearbooks and photographs? Or do you pass it off with the old “Well, it was a different age” argument? The more things are different, the more they stay the same. Picture all the old baby boomers having to talk to “us” about drugs and sex in the eighties, when there were literally thousands of pictures of their rebellious years. One friend’s parents dodged the entire discussion, as they had taken her to Woodstock. She was only about 9 months old, but she was there. Now she is figuring out how to talk to her kids about days of debauchery. Just last summer, the ghosts of my past visited me. I ran into my nephew downtown, and stopped to catch up for a few minutes. I reached into the back pocket, pulled out a package of tobacco and papers, and rolled up a smoke. In the ten seconds
Do you lie to your kids about your past when they discover it in old yearbooks and photographs? Or do you pass it off with the old “Well, it was a different age” argument?
or so it took me to speed-roll it, I could almost see the data points clicking over in his head, that at some point good old Unc must have rolled a TON of something. Luckily, I got away unquestioned, unscathed, and un-mocked. Usually, I’m pretty upfront about the fact that not only do I have a checkered past, but it went beyond the level of checkers to full-blown Bobby Fischer level chess. But that again begs the question. At what point do parents deny the demons of their party past in the name of responsibility? Maybe this is a generational thing. At some point most folks tossed out the old rock-show tee-shirts and party bong, lest the kids take it to school for show and tell thinking it was a scientific device. I’ve noticed that a lot of my friends are pretty straight up with their kids about their past, without trying to defend or explain it. When a parent is confronted with the “Well, YOU DID IT!” argument from a teen, I wonder how many of my peers roll out the old familiar “Because I’m the parent and I said so.” Mr. Cosby sir, your generational curse mocks us. Thanks a lot. (Bob Higgins is a regular contributor to The Portland Daily Sun.)
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Defending a suspect with a fairly simple complex Previously in the Port City Chronicle: Last week in the first episode of Season 2 of the Sun’s serial novel, our hero, Gretchen Reingren, a 44-year-old, divorced, criminal defense attorney, had to deal with her brother Ethan leaving his wife Angela and moving out of their threefamily house in Munjoy Hill to join their friends Tim and Charles in their bachelor pad down the street. It’s a big change for everybody, not least for Tim, who quit his job as a fellow criminal defense attorney in Boston. “It’s great you finally quit that law job,” Ethan said to Tim. “But what are you going to do now? Eventually you might need some petty cash.” Ethan had become more practical since he and his wife Angela split up and he moved into Charles’ apartment. Among other things, he’d learned about the life cycle of food. “Everything in here is totally rotten,” he told Charles, after drinking sour milk from the fridge for the tenth time. That didn’t come as a surprise to Charles. “Isn’t that the purpose of a fridge?” he said. “You put things in there to go bad.” Now this week, Gretchen deals with her own economic problems after closing her law practice and joining a firm to pay the bills. You can buy Season 1 in book form, Getting Off the Earth, with many neverbefore-seen episodes from GettingOfftheEarth.com or from Longfellow Books on Monument Square. And now for this week’s episode of Season 2:
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ure you can’t assault a bus driver,” my client said, reading the sign over the driver’s seat as we got on the bus. “Because that’s a felony. But if anyone assaults me that’s nothing.” Considering his size and aggressiveness, in reality the punishment for assaulting him was probably the death penalty, but I wasn’t about to disagree with him. For one thing, I could see
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how it’s not the same when you have to mete out the punishment yourself without any assistance from the state. It’s like having to selfpublish a book because you can’t get a real publisher interested. But besides that, Sam took a more personal view of assault than the legal system, which prescribes a coldly objective approach without taking into account the particular sensitivities of the victim. In Sam’s case even an inadvertent tap on the leg with a briefcase by an otherwise law-abiding businessman was an assault. But the system wouldn’t allow him to do anything about all the people who happened to assault him in the course of a typical day. “These buses are run by Communists,” he said, apparently still itching to hit the driver in revenge for the briefcases. “They don’t care about nobody’s rights.” The driver sat at a red light, chewing gum obliviously, while Sam continued, his huge back and neck tensed, as he ran his hand angrily over his gray crewcut like it was a feathered headdress. “The difference between America and China is in America we’re all number one in our own lives. In China everyone’s number one hundred billion in their own life.” He was a little off on the numbers but I got the point. “Plus if you even so much as curse out the driver, you have to stay on the bus and wait around with the doors locked while the cops finish checking out the girls and head over to throw their weight around.” That certainly did sound inefficient, especially for the passengers who didn’t even have any political issues with the driver. But my halfhearted nod wasn’t enough for Sam. “You think cops don’t stand around talking about girls all the time?” he asked. I hadn’t even spotted that as the key issue, but I had
Since Kevin was straight out of the box, he always looked fresh and clean and wore a nice suit and tie. But I wondered if he’d spent too much time in bubble wrap to make a decent criminal defense lawyer.
no reason to doubt him. “That’s why gays don’t try out for the cops,” he said. “Because there’s no conversation. They’d rather eat their donuts elsewhere.” Which seemed a little oversimplified, but I kept my mouth shut. “What’s really amazing is that the government hasn’t destroyed everything,” he said. He motioned to the wharves, where three fishing boats had just come in with their catch. “Look,” he said. “This just shows you Portland’s importance in industry as far as having a location.” Then we got off the bus and he went down to the wharf where he’d been a big shot until the Chinese shipping company that absorbed his family’s business during the recession had accused him of embezzling some expensive cargo. Considering Sam had gone around telling everybody it was all rightfully his anyway, his prospects didn’t look too good. “It’s this simple,” the prosecutor said. “There were 56 cartons delivered and there were 48 in the storeroom. You do the math.” Meanwhile I walked over to the offices of the law firm I’d joined when my own practice couldn’t meet the bills anymore. “What do you think of Sam?” I asked the young associate I’d been told to bring along with me. Since Kevin was straight out of the box, he always looked fresh and clean and wore a nice suit and tie. But I wondered if he’d spent too much time in bubble wrap to make a decent criminal defense lawyer. “He seems to have a persecution complex,” he said. I shrugged. “It’s not that complex actually.” But he didn’t get my meaning. Apparently he hadn’t paid enough attention during our chat with Sam. I sensed he’d spent more of the meeting worrying about keeping his brief-
case away from Sam’s legs than trying to figure out what Sam was really talking about between the lines. But he tried to make up for it an hour later as we drove up to an apartment building outside Portland to pay a surprise visit to one of Sam’s former colleagues. “How lucky is this,” Kevin said. “There’s a free space in front of the building we can pull into.” “No,” I said. “Go past the building and park around the block.” Then he tried to help out again in the vestibule. “It’s 3G,” he said, checking his notes. “I’ll press his buzzer.” “No,” I said. “You press everyone else’s buzzer.” We went up to 3 but there was no sound inside Ron’s apartment. I barely stopped Kevin from pressing the doorbell. “You don’t ring the doorbell,” I said. “You call him.” Ron answered and we hung up. “What about now?” he asked, with his hand on the bell. “No,” I said. “Now you knock loudly.” So Ron let us in based on his mistaken impression that we were with the police, which he must have picked up from something we didn’t say. But I tried to put him at his ease with some casual conversation. “Let me ask you something,” I said. “What do you think should happen to someone who steals from the storeroom at your company?” He gave it some thought while biting his nails. “I’m not sure,” he said. “Maybe just dock everybody on that shift a day’s pay.” So I knew it was him. If he’d said the punishment should be ten years in prison I would have picked Kevin up and left. “That seems a little light to me,” I said. “It’s worth a lot of money.” He removed his pinky nail. “Maybe it was just an accident.” I shrugged.
“The cops say Sam did it.” Apparently that was news to him because he tore off his thumb nail and needed a tissue to staunch the blood. “You’ve got to stop biting your nails like that,” I said, trying to keep the pressure on him. “You could get germs.” But he made a last ditch effort at a defense. “You bite your nails too,” he said, looking at my nails, which were in fact shredded on the edges. “Sure, but I just rip off the stilettos,” I said. “I don’t perform epidermal surgery.” Of course that little bloodletting was nothing compared to what Ron was going to get from Sam, if Sam knew Ron was sitting around biting his nails while Sam took the fall for the theft. After all, Sam was already pretty angry without even knowing who to be angry at. If the anger he felt toward a hundred billion Chinese people came down directly on Ron, it would be a bad day for Ron. But I kept quiet about all that because Ron needed to find himself on his own. “Well I didn’t do it,” he said, as we picked up our coats to leave. “Okay,” I said. “I always take things at face value. If you say you didn’t do it, you didn’t do it.” Then for some reason he started crying like he’d spent his last dollar on a lottery ticket and lost. “If you see Sam,” he said. “Tell him I turned myself in.” I nodded and we left. “What’d you think of that?” I asked Kevin, as we were driving back to the office. I expected one of his usual canned responses, but for once he came out of his suit and sounded like a real person. “It was not fun. I might quit this stuff and do something else. Life should be a journey.” I wasn’t sure if he was sorry for Ron, annoyed at feeling useless, or just tired of having to tag along with me. But I had some advice for him regardless of what the problem was. “It’s still a journey even if it’s not fun.” (Heidi Wendel is a former editor of the Columbia Law Review and has written for The New York Times, among others.)
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those governments. Thus far, neither LePage or anybody on the Republican governor’s staff, has divulged that information. A LePage spokesman would not identify which towns are on the bring of insolvency and said no towns have told the state they cannot pay their bills, the paper said. Spokesman Dan Demeritt told the Sun Journal that LePage didn’t believe it was “his place to share that kind of news.” An official with the Maine Municipal Association told the Sun AUGUSTA — Governor Journal that that orgaPaul LePage, who made nization was not aware headlines in a speech this of any towns nearing month that said “a couple” default, and several legMaine town were close to islators also expressed default, is resisting calls confusion about LePfrom Democrats to name age’s claims. the towns in question, the LePage “Making statements Lewiston Sun Journal is about solvency or insolreporting. vency creates an impression The paper says Democrats that things are disastrous in this want to know which municipalistate,” state Rep. Sharon Treat, ties are nearing financial cola Hallowell Democrat, told the lapse because state law has legal paper. “They aren’t.” procedures in place to assist
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“Quite frankly, the way I look at it is it’s not my monkey, it’s their monkey.” —Gov. Paul LePage, about fractured relations with the Maine NAACP
“It’s an issue about they want press and I’m willing to give it to them, but it’s going to be on my terms, not on their terms,” Gov. Paul LePage said of the Maine NAACP. (DAVID CARKHUFF PHOTO)
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The governor was speaking in a question-and-answer session before the Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce at its luncheon at the Eastland Park Hotel. "I don't have a problem with the NAACP, they seem to have a problem with me," LePage said after delivering a policy speech to the chamber. The new Republican governor and the Maine NAACP made headlines in mid-January after Rachel Talbot Ross, state director of the NAACP — the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, as it's originally known — said Gov. LePage had turned down the group’s invitations to participate in two Martin Luther King Jr. Day events. LePage made national headlines when he later said critics could “kiss my butt” for questioning his decision to decline the group's invitations, calling the NAACP a “special interest” that won’t hold him “hostage.” LePage said at the time: “They invited me to go to the state prison to meet black prisoners. I told them I would go. I would be more than happy to go, but I would meet all prisoners – and that wasn’t acceptable to them, so tough luck.” A few days later, Ross released an e-mail exchange with the governor’s
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––––––– ALMANAC ––––––– Today is Saturday, Feb. 19, the 50th day of 2011. There are 315 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 19, 1945, during World War II, some 30,000 U.S. Marines began landing on Iwo Jima, where they commenced a successful month-long battle to seize control of the island from Japanese forces. On this date: In 1473, astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus was born in Torun, Poland. In 1803, Congress voted to accept Ohio’s borders and constitution. In 1846, the Texas state government was formally installed in Austin, with J. Pinckney Henderson taking the oath of office as governor. In 1881, Kansas prohibited the manufacture and sale of alcoholic beverages. In 1911, actress Merle Oberon was born in Bombay, India. In 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt authorized the military to relocate and intern U.S. residents, including native-born Americans, of Japanese ancestry. Japanese warplanes raided the Australian city of Darwin; at least 243 people were killed. In 1959, an agreement was signed by Britain, Turkey and Greece granting Cyprus its independence. In 1983, 13 people were found shot to death at a gambling club in Seattle’s Chinatown in what became known as the “Wah Mee Massacre.” (Two Chinese immigrants were convicted of the killings and sentenced to life in prison.) In 1997, Deng Xiaoping, the last of China’s major Communist revolutionaries, died at age 92. In 2008, an ailing Fidel Castro resigned the Cuban presidency after nearly a halfcentury in power; his brother Raul was later named to succeed him. One year ago: The FBI concluded that Army scientist Bruce Ivins (EYE’-vinz) acted alone in the 2001 anthrax mailings that killed five people, and formally closed the case. Today’s Birthdays: Singer Smokey Robinson is 71. Singer Bobby Rogers (Smokey Robinson & the Miracles) is 71. Actress Carlin Glynn is 71. Sony Chairman, CEO and President Howard Stringer is 69. Singer Lou Christie is 68. Actor Michael Nader is 66. Rock musician Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath, Heaven and Hell) is 63. Author Amy Tan is 59. Actor Jeff Daniels is 56. Rock singer-musician Dave Wakeling is 55. Talk show host Lorianne Crook is 54. Actor Ray Winstone is 54. Actor Leslie David Baker is 53. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is 52. Britain’s Prince Andrew is 51. Singer Seal is 48. Actress Jessica Tuck is 48. Country musician Ralph McCauley is 47. Rock musician Jon Fishman (Phish) is 46. Actress Justine Bateman is 45. Actor Benicio Del Toro is 44. Rock musician Daniel Adair is 36. Pop singer-actress Haylie Duff is 26.
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Harry’s Law “A Day in Law & Order: Los Ange- Law & Order: Special News Saturday the Life” Malcolm goes les (In Stereo) Å Victims Unit “Branded” Night under cover. Å (In Stereo) Å Live Å Cops (N) Cops America’s Most News 13 on The OfFringe “6B” The team (In Stereo) “Roadside Wanted: America Fights FOX fice “The is led to the home of a (PA) Å Crimes” Back (N) Å Injury” Å widow. Å Wipeout Snowplow Movie: ››› “Over the Hedge” (2006, Comedy) News 8 Cold Case sweeper; wipeout ski lift. Voices of Bruce Willis. Animated. A raccoon tells fel- WMTW at (In Stereo) (In Stereo) Å low animals about a new food source. Å 11 (N) Å As Time Keeping Movie: ››› “The Smallest Show on The Red The Red Sun Studio Goes By Å Up Appear- Earth” (1957, Comedy) Bill Travers, Green Green Sessions Å ances Virginia McKenna. Show Show Masterpiece Mystery! “Sherlock: The Masterpiece Classic “Any Human The Red Globe TrekGreat Game” Confusing and danger- Heart” Successful novelist Logan Green ker Å ous puzzles. Å (DVS) Show Mountstuart. Å Ugly Betty Daniel reCommunity Scrubs “Her Entourage True Hollywood Story American ceives shocking family Auditions Story” (In Stereo) The Kennedy family. Å Dad Å news. (In Stereo) Å Å CSI: NY A suspect men- Criminal Minds A killer 48 Hours Mystery The WGME Entertaintions Mac’s father. (In who strikes before Hal- investigation of two mur- News 13 at ment ToStereo) Å loween. Å ders. (N) Å 11:00 night (N) Movie: ››› “Kate & Leopold” (2001) Å Deadliest Catch Å The Unit Å
FAM Movie: ›››› “Titanic” (1997, Drama) Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet. Premiere.
USA Law & Order: SVU
NESN College Hockey Maine at UMass-Lowell. (Live)
Almost, Away Law & Order: SVU
Kidnap & Rescue (N)
CSNE UEFA Champions League Soccer
College Basketball Illinois at Michigan State.
ESPN2 College Basketball
College Basketball Utah State at St. Mary’s.
Movie: ›‡ “Get Carter” (2000, Suspense)
DISN Shake It
Lockup: New Mexico
CNN Rogue Justice
Piers Morgan Tonight
CNBC American Greed
The Suze Orman Show Debt/Part
LIFE “Glass House”
MSNBC Lockup: New Mexico
Justice With Jeanine
Boondocks Venture The Nanny The Nanny Lockup: Indiana Rogue Justice
Geraldo at Large Å
NBA Basketball 2011 All-Star Saturday Night. (Live) Å
Movie: ››‡ “First Knight” (1995) (In Stereo)
King of Hill King of Hill God, Devil Fam. Guy
Victorious Big Time
SportsNet SportsNet SportsNet
ESPN College GameDay
Law & Order: SVU
Track Me if You Can
Law & Order: SVU
American Greed Journal
“The Longest Yard”
Movie: “Deadly Honeymoon” (2010) Å
One Born Every Minute
The Queen Royal love vs. duty and divorce.
AMC Movie: ››› “For a Few Dollars More” (1965) Clint Eastwood. Å
TRAV Vegas Revealed Å
A&E The First 48 Å
The First 48 Å
The First 48 Å
The First 48 Å
Color Spl. Genevieve Cash, Cari House
“Good, Bad & Ugly” House
House “Black Hole”
House (In Stereo) Å
House “5 to 9” Å
HALL Touched by an Angel
Touched by an Angel
Touched by an Angel
Touched by an Angel
SYFY “Anaconda 3”
“Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid”
ANIM Must Love Cats (N)
Cats 101 Å
Pit Boss (N) (In Stereo) Cats 101 Å
HIST Top Shot Å
Top Shot Å
Sniper: Inside the Crosshairs Å
BRAVO House “Private Lives”
COM Hart: Grown Little Man Katt Williams
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Movie: ››› “Wanted”
TVLND Married TBS
Girlfriends Girlfriends Girlfriends Girlfriends Patrice O’Neal: Elep.
Movie: ›› “Bedtime Stories” (2008) Å
SPIKE ›› “The Scorpion King 2: Rise of a Warrior”
Movie: › “Just Married” (2003) Ashton Kutcher. Movie: “Smokin’ Aces 2: Assassins’ Ball”
OXY Movie: ›› “The Pacifier” (2005) Vin Diesel.
Movie: ››› “While You Were Sleeping” (1995)
TCM Movie: ›››› “Gigi” (1958) Leslie Caron.
“Lord of the Rings: The Return”
DAILY CROSSWORD BY WAYNE ROBERT WILLIAMS
ACROSS 1 Gee whiz! 9 Motel chain 15 Bug-bomb’s contents 16 Ladder toter, perhaps 17 Location of the Isle of Man 18 Nebraska river 19 Deteriorate 20 “Djibouti” author Leonard 22 Nest-egg letters 23 Hostile force 26 Satchel Paige’s given name 27 Minor muscle spasm 28 Thyroid treatment 30 Japanese wrestling 31 Tasers 34 Spurred 36 Attaining success 37 Dietrich of “The Blue Angel” 38 In danger
39 Powdery ﬂoor coverings Mirth Open container Mousse Tales on a grand scale 45 “Harlem Nights” co-star Della 49 Segment of history 50 Come together from far and wide 52 Corneal protection 53 Type of telephone dial 55 Supply with vigor 58 Side-by-side ones? 59 Fish used for fertilizer 60 Estimate a new age 61 Squatters 40 41 42 43
DOWN Burning Second-largest Great Lake
3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 21 24 25 29 30 31 32 33 34 35
Hit hard, old-style Casual greetings Inarticulate comment Court action Ringing of funeral bells Flower parts Camera-ready proof Kirstie of “Cheers” Extinct ostrichlike bird Inherent talents Disadvantage Three-digit numbers Valuable vein Mickey’s Mouse Berra and Bear Get coffee on a doughnut Military gesture Arrogant walker Star listing Incidental Stare stupidly Judge’s demand
37 “Thais” composer 39 Tammany Hall leaders 41 Tiny amount 43 Heronlike bird 44 Golfer Stewart 46 Leave out in elocution 47 Dimensions estimator
48 Idyllic spots 51 Northern Nevada resort 54 Gardner of “The Barefoot Contessa” 56 17th letter of the Greek alphabet 57 Hiatus
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ANNIE’S MAILBOX Dear Annie: It has been more than 13 years since I ﬁrst had a situation that was resolved with the help of Ann Landers. My daughter was about to turn 16 and get her driver’s license when I came across a column that included a contract to help keep her on track. My problem is, I have a good friend who is now in the same situation, and she needs the contract for her daughter, and I can’t ﬁnd a copy of it anywhere. Could you please look into your archives and see if you can ﬁnd it? -- Friendly Dad Dear Dad: Here it is. We hope your friend as well as all parents with teenagers will keep a copy: “Contract for Drivers” by John Violette It is understood and agreed that having a driver’s license and driving a car are privileges. Any privilege has to be earned, and it must be earned on a continuing basis. This means that driving privileges may be revoked due to an infraction of the following rules: 1. Breaking the driving laws or abusing a motor vehicle can result in the loss of driving privileges, even if we learn about it from a source other than the police. You never know who may be observing you. 2. You will strive to maintain the grades, conduct and attitude at the same high level as when we ﬁrst granted your driving privileges. 3. No one else should be allowed to drive a vehicle entrusted to you. This means you may not lend your vehicle to friends. 4. If you are ever in a condition that might render you less than 100 percent competent behind the wheel of a car, phone us. We will come get you. This will not result in the loss of your driving privileges. 5. You are never to be a passenger in a car in which the driver should not be driving. A call to come get you will not result in the loss of driving privileges. If you cannot reach us, call a taxi. We will
pay for it, and there will be no punishment. Signed this ______day of ________, 20__ Dad_________________________ Mom________________________ Newly Licensed Driver____________________________ Dear Annie: I have a good friend who is a longtime alcoholic, even though she doesn’t admit it. She has a habit of calling me when she has been drinking, and I hate talking to her like that. She acts super-perky, but slurs her words and says childlike things that often make no sense. I doubt that she even remembers calling me later. Is there any tactful way of letting her know I would rather she stay off the phone when she’s had too many? -- Alcoholic’s Friend Dear Friend: You can’t keep someone from drunk dialing, but you can cut the calls short. Say, “I’m sorry, but I cannot converse with you when you’ve been drinking. I’ll talk to you tomorrow.” If you have voicemail, that’s another way to avoid talking to her. Dear Annie: “Between a Rock and a Hard Place” said her daughter-in-law is a terrible housekeeper, a hoarder and never cleans the litterbox. Now there is a new baby. I was surprised you didn’t mention the possibility that she could be suffering from depression or postpartum depression. I suffered with depression for many years, but it wasn’t until after the birth of my second child in 13 months that I was diagnosed. I thought all women went through the feelings of hopelessness and dreariness that I felt. Please tell “Between” that her daughter-in-law may not realize she is depressed. If it weren’t for the love and support of my family and their insistence that I be seen by a medical professional, I don’t know if I would still be here. -- Finally Seeing the Sun in Ky. Dear Finally: It’s possible that on top of her other issues, she is also suffering from depression. We hope her husband will insist she talk to her doctor about it.
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Saturday, Feb. 19 Brendan James & Matt White at One Longfellow 8 p.m. A singer-songwriter who accompanies himself on piano, James began writing the songs on his second album after winding up a year and a half on the road in support of his debut album The Day is Brave, which was released by Decca Records in June 2008 and debuted in the Top 10 on Billboard’s Heatseekers chart. Matt White grew up immersed in music. His grandmother was the ﬁrst female orchestra leader in the country, while his great grandfather was responsible for giving Frank Sinatra his ﬁrst violin. $12, all ages.
Casablanca with the Portland Jazz Orchestra 7 p.m. “Of all the gin joints, in all towns, in all the world, she walks into mine.” The State Theatre brings Casablanca back to the silver screen for a night of great romance! Set during World War II, and starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman, Casablanca is the classic story of love and sacriﬁce. The ﬁlm begins at 7pm and the passion and drama continues after the screening, with the Portland Jazz Orchestra performing the big band standards of the 1940s. $10, all ages, The State Theatre.
Sunday, Feb. 20 Manners / Tracy Trance / Taterbug / Herbcraft 8 p.m. A night of cozy weirdness at Bayside’s favorite subterranean venue. Manners (Mass), Tracey Trance (washington) and Taterbug (Iowa) are joined by local zone-explorer Herbcraft to wind down your weekend. The Apohadion, all ages, suggested donation.
Jagermeister Music Tour with Buckcherry 7 p.m. All Night Long -- the ﬁfth album from Buckcherry -- is the vital sound of rock and roll endurance at its very best. It’s not just rock, it’s rock and roll. More than a decade after ﬁrst establishing its good name with the popular eponymous 1999 debut effort, Buckcherry has created the band’s most eclectic and impressive effort yet. All Night Long is a thoroughly rocking song cycle in the grand tradition of classic albums by the group’s forefathers and now friends Aerosmith, AC/DC and Kiss. Every night is a Friday night for HELLYEAH and their fans. No matter what the situation, HELLYEAH’s mission is singular: to provide fans with good time, spirit-lifting hard rock. When you are at a HELLYEAH show or listening to their music, everything else takes a backseat to feeling good and focusing on living in the ‘here and now.’ Because that’s what real life is all about. All That Remains and The Damned Things join. The State Theatre. $30 advance, $32 day of show.
Brendan James began writing the songs on his second album after winding up a year and a half on the road in support of his debut album The Day is Brave, which was released by Decca Records in June 2008 and debuted in the Top 10 on Billboard’s Heatseekers chart. James is joined by Matt White Saturday for a performance at One Longfellow Square. 8 p.m. $12, all ages. (COURTESY PHOTO)
Tuesday, Feb. 22 Friday, Feb. 25 TWO: Grand Hotel and Kurt Baker at Port City 9 p.m. Everyone’s favorite excuse to hit the town on a Tuesday night returns with the TWO series at Port City Music Hall. Tonight, local indie rockers Grand Hotel and music historian/ performer Kurt Baker take the stage back-to-back for just $2. $2 draft specials. 21 plus
Thursday, Feb 24 Dan Bern w/ Common Rotation at One Longfellow Square 8 p.m. Dan Bern is best known for his proliﬁc songwriting and electric live persona. He has released a dozen albums while spending well over a decade performing everywhere from local coffee shops to Carnegie Hall. Since releasing his ﬁrst album in 1997, Dan Bern has amassed a strong underground following built on endless touring and his prodigious output of songs in all forms. Beginning in 2007, Bern focused much energy on motion pictures – he used his talents and sharp wit to compose over a dozen songs for the Jake Kasdan/Judd Apatow music biopic-spoof “Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story” and wrote the title song for Jonathan Demme’s documentary, “Jimmy Carter: Man From Plains.” Bern also composed songs the Nick Stoller/Judd Apatow ﬁlm “Get Him to the Greek,” starring Russell Brand and Jonah Hill, newly released on DVD. Growing up on the same block in New York, Common Rotation bandmates Adam Busch, Eric Kufs, and Jordan Katz can’t remember a time when they weren’t making music together. Fifteen years later, this sentiment is still true—although the venue has changed to Southern California. Their melodic blend consists of acoustic guitar, trumpet, banjo, harmonica, and dobro. Demanding relevancy from the pop music medium, the very distinct voice of Common Rotation is deﬁning the modern folk song. Common Rotation continues to self-distribute their brand of modern folk music to a growing audience of dedicated fans while working within the framework of the music industry. $15, all ages. www.onelongfellowsquare.com/
Buille featuring John Doyle at One Longfellow 8 p.m. Buille was formed in 2004 by Armagh born brothers Niall and Caoimhín Vallely along with Paul Meehan and Brian Morrissey as a vehicle to perform a body of new tunes written in a traditional style with contemporary arrangements. The resultant sound was picked up on by Donald Shaw and Vertical Records who immediately offered to produce and release the groups’ debut album. “Buille” was released in 2005 to rave reviews and was described in the Irish Times: “Buille is as fresh a breath that’s blown through traditional (and roots) circles in a long, long time.” John Doyle’s gifts as a guitarist, songwriter, vocalist, and producer have played an essential role in the ongoing renaissance of Irish traditional music. John was playing professionally by the age of 16, and soon moved to New York City, where he began playing with Eileen Ivers and Seamus Egan. He ﬁrst rose to international prominence with Solas (Gaelic for “light”), the all-star Irish/American band whose emergence heralded the arrival of a new generation of bold, inventive traditional musicians. $20, all ages.
Saturday, Feb. 26 Juanito Pascual at One Longfellow 8 p.m. Juanito has won praise around the globe as a respected new voice in this most Spanish of musical genres. He is recognized in Spain as a unique and creative voice with mesmerizing virtuosity, warm and evocative playing, and original compositional style. He has been a featured artist in some of the best-known ﬁne arts centers, clubs, and festivals in the United States, including the renowned Tanglewood Jazz Festival, New York’s 92nd St. Y, Blue Note Jazz Club, Boston’s Jordan Hall and Regattabar, and countless colleges and performing arts centers. He has also been featured on National Public Radio’s “The World” program, as well as countless television and radio programs. Pascual has been called “one of the hottest ﬂamenco guitarists in recent years” by National Public
Radio, which in Pascual’s case is just the jumping off point for the Minneapolis native’s musical vision. Pascual’s sound is a truly organic blend of a mastery of traditional and contemporary ﬂamenco with his love of heroes ranging from Jimi Hendrix and Miles Davis, to the Grateful Dead and J.S. Bach. Pascual is joined by world-class ensemble of gifted artists including ﬂamenco singer/dancer Jose Moreno, violinist Rohan Gregory, and percussionist Sergio Martinez. $17, all ages.
Flogging Molly at The State Theatre 7:30 p.m. What makes a band truly remarkable? Insightful lyrics? Memorable melodies? Blow-your-mind live performances? Truth is, it takes all of those things - along with boundless enthusiasm, an infectious energy and a supreme devotion to the fans. In the case of Flogging Molly, the band is that rare gem that possesses all of these traits and more, and because of this they have established themselves as one of the most beloved bands performing today. Moneybrother and The Drowning Men join. $30 advance, $32 day of show.
Friday, March 11 Bright Eyes and The Mynabirds at The State Theatre 8 p.m. Since 2006 the once revolving cast of Bright Eyes players has settled around permanent members Conor Oberst, Mike Mogis and Nate Walcott, with additional musicians joining them in the studio and on tour. Fully realized and bursting with charisma, The People’s Key is an assured and accomplished album, artfully arranged and ﬁlled with the engaging and mesmeric songwriting for which Oberst is renowned. Recorded in Omaha, Nebraska, at the band’s own ARC Studios, The People’s Key was produced by Mike Mogis and engineered by Mogis and Andy LeMaster. Before Georgie James, Laura Burhenn (half of the former DC duo) had spent her early years crafting music on her own. So when Georgie James split, she went back to what she knew. In the spring of 2009, Laura gathered her favorite books, records, and people around her and wrote what would become the ﬁrst album from her new band, The Mynabirds. $25, all ages.
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Saturday, Feb. 19 Overeaters Anonymous 9:30 a.m. Portland, Maine Medical Center, 22 Bramhall St., Dana Center — Upstairs, (Beginner’s Mtg.), (All Welcome), On-site babysitting, oa.org for more info.
Presumpscot River Preserve walk
7 Braeburn Ave., South Portland. “This will be our new location and an ongoing event until further notice.” www.MHGS.org
1940s Night at the State Theatre 7 p.m. “Casablanca” with the Portland Jazz Orchestra. This event is all ages. “The State Theatre brings ‘Casablanca’ back to the silver screen for a night of great romance! Perfect for that Valentine’s Day gift, hint hint. Set during World War II, and starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman, Casablanca is the classic story of love and sacriﬁce. The ﬁlm begins at 7 p.m. and the passion and drama continues after the screening, with the Portland Jazz Orchestra performing the big band standards of the 1940s.” www.statetheatreportland.com
8:45 a.m. to 10 a.m. Portland Trails is excited to announce a 2011 Winter Walk series. This free series, made possible by a grant from Healthy Portland, is for adults and families with children who are making an effort to get more exercise, but are stymied when it comes to winter recreation. Participants are reminded to wear warm clothing, hats and gloves and bring snowshoes if there is adequate snow on the ground. 48 Hour Music Festival Portland Trails has snow shoes 9 p.m. The third annual 48 available (free for members, $5/ Hour Music Festival is here! non-members) which can be Thirty artists from different reserved ahead of time. Please Portland bands of all genres register for any walk by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling will be randomly shufﬂed into 775-2411. For more information six supergroups, announced or to check cancellations due to on Thursday afternoon. From the weather go to www.trails. there, each band has exactly 48 org. Join Trail Foreman Charlie Angela Moline and Gus Febles perform with the Acorn Acting Academy. In March, Acorn Productions presents the second produc- hours to construct and practice Baldwin on the Presumpscot tion of the season by the “Fairy Tale Players,” an ensemble of kids, teens and adults. First performance is March 11 at the Acorn a 25-minute set of material, culRiver Trail. The trail parallels Studio Theater in Westbrook. (COURTESY PHOTO) minating in this 9 p.m. Saturday the Presumpscot River and is performance. This entirely new the site of a spectacular watermembers. pool of local talent, featuring fall. Meet at the Overset Road Trailhead: Take Allen Ave members of Huak, the Rattlesnakes, Covered in Bees, ‘Waste Land’ at the PMA east and turn left onto Summit Street. After Oat Nuts Planets Around the Sun, Falls of Rauros, The Travelling 2 p.m. Portland Museum of Art Movies at the Museum Park take a right on Curtis Road. Follow Curtis Road to Trees, Antiseptic, Conifer, Sunset Hearts, Marie Stella, series features “Waste Land” on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2 p.m.; Overset Road. Turn right on Overset Road and park at I Barbarian, Space vs. Speed, Corpse Pose, Shabti, Sunday, Feb. 20, 2 p.m. NR. “Filmed over nearly three dead end. Trailhead is on the right. Baltic Sea, The Mallett Brothers Band (and more!), will be years, Waste Land follows renowned artist Vik Muniz as he tested by a need for teamwork and a couple of sleepless Introduction to Genealogy journeys from his home base in Brooklyn to his native Brazil nights. “Each year, the 48 Hour Music Fest has proven 9:30 a.m. to noon. Workshop: Introduction to Genealogy and the world’s largest garbage dump, Jardim Gramato be one of the most exciting and creative nights of the (for beginners) by presenter Kathy Amoroso, director of cho, located on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro. There year and a sold-out show so folks are encouraged to buy digital projects, Maine Historical Society. “Join us to learn he photographs an eclectic band of ‘catadores’—selftickets in advance! Sponsored by D.L. Geary Brewing the basics of family history research. Find out how to begin, designated pickers of recyclable materials. Muniz’s iniCo.” SPACE Gallery. Doors at 8:30 p.m., starts at 9: p.m., who to talk to, what records are available, and where you tial objective was to ‘paint’ the catadores with garbage. $10, 18 plus. will ﬁnd them. Learn how to organize your ﬁles and keep However, his collaboration with these inspiring charactrack of your ﬁndings. This lecture does not cover Interters as they recreate photographic images of themselves ‘Crazy Lil’ Thing Called Love’ net research but covers the basics of good research proout of garbage reveals both the dignity and despair of the 8 p.m. “Crazy Lil’ Thing Called Love” an adult comedy cesses and skills. For beginners or intermediates looking catadores as they begin to re-imagine their lives. Director about love, sex and relationships. February 11-27, Fridays for a refresher class. “The MHS Research Library will not Lucy Walker (Devil’s Playground, Blindsight, Countdown and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. be open the day of this program. Registration required. To to Zero) has great access to the entire process and, in the All seats $15. Old Port Playhouse, 19 Temple St. Box Ofﬁce register, please call 774-1822. end, offers stirring evidence of the transformative power 773-0333, oldportplayhouse.com. of art and the alchemy of the human spirit. In English and Insurance and investing seminar ‘The Real Mcgonagall’ Portuguese with English subtitles. 10 a.m. to noon. The Institute for Financial Literacy has 8 p.m. Through Feb. 27. “On the eve of his return voyage to launched a new interactive personal ﬁnance seminar series. Scotland, Sir William Topaz McGonagall recites his outraLucid Stage announces: The Two Storytellers Taught by certiﬁed educators and open to the general public, geously bad poetry at a saloon in New York. Is he a fool? 2 p.m. Lucid Stage at 29 Baxter Boulevard presents this the seminars are designed to promote ﬁnancial education A joke? Or is the joke on any of us who has ever secretly rare collaboration between two of Maine’s excellent, verin Maine. In this session, you will learn how insurance and yearned for artistic self-expression but not dared go public? satile and internationally acclaimed performers: Antonio investing can help you reach your ﬁnancial goals quicker A hilarious account of the true life-story of the world’s worst Rocha, storyteller-movement artist, and Michael Parent, and easier than imagined. All seminars are being held at the poet and his dubious (but loveable) place in history.” Portstoryteller-singer. Two family matinees are ﬁlled with story, Institute’s new campus conveniently located near the Maine land Stage. www.portlandstage.org mime and song. Saturday, Feb. 19, at 2 p.m.; Sunday, Feb. Mall at 260 Western Avenue in South Portland. Cost is $50 20, at 2 p.m. $10 for adults; $5 for children; $20 for “family” Harrison Stebbins at the Comedy Connection per adult/$75 couple. Attendance is limited and advance of four. For tickets, call Lucid Stage at 899-3993, or pur8:30 p.m. Harrison Stebbins with Josh Grondelman and registration is required. To register, please call 221-3601 or chase online at www.LucidStage.com Ryan Waning. Tickets $15. Portland Comedy Connection, email help@ﬁnanciallit.org. www.ﬁnanciallit.org ‘Crazy Lil’ Thing Called Love’ 16 Custom House Wharf. Reservations: 774-5554. $7.50. Maine’s Immigrant Youth dialogue 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. “Crazy Lil’ Thing Called Love” an adult Schedule and information: www.mainecomedy.com. Box noon to 4 p.m. Living With Peace, a local non-governmencomedy about love, sex and relationships. February 11-27, ofﬁce open Thurs.-Sat., noon to 10 p.m. tal organization dedicated to immigrant integration, is hostFridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays at ing a Dialogue on the topic of Maine’s Immigrant Youth: Our 2 p.m. All seats $15. Old Port Playhouse, 19 Temple St. Box Sunday, Feb. 20 Untapped Talent Pool. The Dialogue is free and open to the Ofﬁce 773-0333, oldportplayhouse.com. public. The Dialogue is co-sponsored by Atlantic Global Aid ‘The Real Mcgonagall’ and the East Bayside Neighborhood Association. Regis‘Winter Delivery’ at carriage museum 3 p.m. Through Feb. 27. “On the eve of his return voyage trants may have a nutritious breakfast from 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Skyline Farm Carriage Museum, 95 The to Scotland, Sir William Topaz McGonagall recites his outnoon. At noon the Dialogue opens with speakers addressLane, is hosting its new exhibit, “Winter Delivery,” from 1-4 rageously bad poetry at a saloon in New York. Is he a fool? ing the topic of Ensuring a Secure Future for our Youth. p.m. every Sunday through March 27, where the public can A joke? Or is the joke on any of us who has ever secretly Speakers have been invited from the educational commuexplore horse-drawn delivery vehicles commonly seen on yearned for artistic self-expression but not dared go public? nity, the nonproﬁt community, and the local student body. Maine winter roads in the late 1800s and early 1900s. The A hilarious account of the true life-story of the world’s worst The afternoon will be spent in round table discussions on exhibit features such vehicles as an Oil Delivery Wagon, covpoet and his dubious (but loveable) place in history.” Portpre-selected topics. Dialogue closing remarks begin at ered Doctor’s Sleigh, School Bus Sleigh, and both city and land Stage. www.portlandstage.org/Event-43.html 3:30 p.m. Music and dancing continue until 8 p.m. Root country sleighs. It also examines the inventions of Thomas Cellar (lower level), 94 Washington Ave. For more informaRomantic songs at Anthony’s Dinner Theater Goodall and family who ran innovative horse blanket and tion, contact Christina Feller at 773-4336, Roger Ruganzu 7 p.m. Kelly Cauﬁeld performs romantic songs at Anthony’s plush lap robe factories that employed thousands of Maine at 699-8956, Abdifatah Ahmed at (617) 953-8717 Dinner Theater. Free rose to every lady all month. $39.95 workers at Sanford Mills into the 1950s. Unusual hitching per person. Feb. 12, 19 and 26. Call for Reservations. 221posts and horse weights round out the display. Admission Portraits in the Permanent Collection at PMA 2267. www.anthonysdinnertheater.com is free, but donations are gratefully accepted. Dress warmly 1 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. Gallery Talk, Portraits in the Permaas the museum is not heated. For more information, please nent Collection by Sy Epstein at the Portland Museum of Metropolitan Holy Ghost Society call Greg Cuffey, 239-5782, or visit www.skylinefarm.org. Art. Join docents for casual and informative discussions of 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The Metropolitan Holy Ghost Society will be works in the museum. Free with museum admission or to holding Saturday Evening Services at “The Rock Church” at see next page
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‘Crazy Lil’ Thing Called Love’ 2 p.m. “Crazy Lil’ Thing Called Love” an adult comedy about love, sex and relationships. February 11-27, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. All seats $15. Old Port Playhouse, 19 Temple St. Box Ofﬁce 773-0333, oldportplayhouse.com.
Kids, Kartoons & Kotzschmar 2 p.m. Rob Richards, named 2005 “Organist of the Year” by the American Theatre Organ Society, will appear at Merrill Auditorium to play on the Kotzschmar Organ. Presented by Friends of the Kotzschmar Organ. It’s Rob’s 30th year of concerts and the Society’s 50th anniversary. His combination of technical facility, showmanship and personality has won him fans around the world. Currently, Richards is the House Organist at Disney’s historic El Capitan theatre in Hollywood. Pops concert. Adults: $17, children 12 & under are free but need a ticket. Call 842-0800. Discounted tickets not available online. www.foko.org
20/20 Charity Wine Tasting 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. 20/20 Charity Wine Tasting; 20 exciting South American wines for $20 and all the proceeds go to Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts; helping artists ﬁnd legal representation when they need it. “Portland has a really strong arts community; it’s one of the things that makes this city great. Sometimes though artists aren’t that expert on copy right law and what not. They get into trouble and that’s where VLA comes in to lend a helping hand. Come taste exciting blends from Chile, Malbec and Torrontes from Argentina, and even a Tannat from Uruguay.” The East Ender at 47 Middle St., Portland. Crush Distributors, Devenish Wines and National Distributors Presents.
Overeaters Anonymous 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Overeaters Anonymous, Portland, Maine Medical Center, Brighton Campus, 335 Brighton Ave., oa.org for more info.
Monday, Feb. 21 Presidents Day schedules The Department of Public Services Solid Waste crews will not collect trash or recycling on Presidents Day. Residents who normally receive collection services on Monday will have their trash and recycling collected the Saturday before, Feb. 19. Residents of Peaks Island, Great Diamond Island, and Cliff Island will have their recycling and trash collection the following day, Tuesday, Feb. 22. All items should be out by 6:30 a.m. to ensure collection. If residents have further questions about their trash/recycling collection, they can contact the Recycling Hotline at 756-8189. The Riverside Recycling Facility will be closed on Presidents Day as well, and will resume normal business hours on Tuesday, Feb. 22, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Postal Service observes Presidents’ Day as a holiday. All post ofﬁces will be closed. There will be no regular mail delivery, except for Express Mail. At www.usps.com, postal customers can look up a ZIP Code and ﬁnd addressing information.
Overeaters Anonymous 10 a.m. Overeaters Anonymous, Scarborough, W. Scarborough Methodist Church, Route 1 and Church St., oa.org for more information.
Blue Lobster Troupe Annual Recital 7:30 p.m. Lucid Stage, 29 Baxter Blvd., Portland. Blue Lobster Troupe is a community chorus led by Tom Kovacevic. Join Lucid Stage for this winter concert featuring a Spanish theme opening for the Blue Lobster Troupe will be poet Martin Steingesser. Tickets only $12; seniors and students $10. To order tickets call 899-3993 or go to www.lucidstage.com.
Tuesday, Feb. 22 February Vacation: Family Days in the Museum 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, Feb. 22 through Feb. 24, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. All children must be accompanied by an adult. “Brighten your family’s February with an art-making excursion at the PMA. Collaborate with art students from Maine College of Art and share their creative process. Kids of all ages will receive a special guide with clues to art activities in the galleries. Be part of the creative process at work, taste a special kid’s treat from the Café, and create your own collection of art.” Portland Museum of Art, www.portlandmuseum.org
Free seminar on ‘Succession Planning for Businesses and Family Real Estate’ 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. The Portland law ﬁrm Murray, Plumb & Murray will be hosting two free seminars: “Succession Planning for Businesses and Family Real Estate” on Tuesday, Feb. 22, and “Commercial Real Estate Basics for New
Investors” on Tuesday, March 1. Both seminars will take place from 4:30-6 p.m. at the ﬁrm’s ofﬁce at 75 Pearl Street in Portland. Peter Plumb, co-founder and senior director of Murray, Plumb & Murray will lead the succession planning seminar on Feb. 22. This seminar will focus on the often confusing and difﬁcult questions of succession planning for businesses and family real estate.
‘From Plate to Car: Turning Food Waste into Energy’ at COA 4 p.m. “While no elephant actually lives in Bar Harbor, each year the town produces the equivalent waste of 220 elephants, according to a group of College of the Atlantic students. But rather than deploring this waste, these students hope to harness it, turning it into fuel. The students will discuss their plans in a talk called ‘From Plate to Car: Turning Food Waste into Energy’ in the college’s McCormick Lecture Hall. The talk is part of the college’s weekly Human Ecology Forum. When lawns are mowed, weeds pulled, leaves raked, and branches clipped, the waste is transported away from the home, sometimes even off the island. The same is true for the large amount of waste from Bar Harbor’s restaurants, hotels, and inns. It is this waste that the COA student group is hoping to turn into fuel that can be used in any gasoline-burning car with little or no modiﬁcation of the engine. Using bacterial fermentation, the students are planning to convert this biomass waste into a liquid fuel known as butanol. The students — Nicholas Harris, Lisa Bjerke, Matthew McElwee and Cayla Moore — have been studying the possibilities in various COA classes. They believe that butanol made from biomass waste could be a viable gasoline alternative, and are working to launch their own enterprise, Gourmet Butanol.” For the Human Ecology Forum, McCormick Lecture Hall, 105 Eden St., Bar Harbor, email@example.com, 801-5717, or 288-5015. Free. www. coa.edu.
William David Barry, author and historian, will be speaking about his research for the book, “Deering: A Social and Architectural History” (Greater Portland Landmarks, 2010) at the Falmouth Memorial Library on Tuesday, March 8 at noon. (COURTESY IMAGE)
DownEast Pride Alliance ‘Business After Hours’ 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. DEPA’s “Business After Hours” Networking Event is at Nosh, 551 Congress St. “Delicious appetizers, cash bar & media table will be provided. Nosh serves classic NY-style deli sandwiches with a new twist with meats that are butchered, brined & roasted ‘in house’ and served on locally baked bread. See you at NOSH for cocktails and conversation! The DownEast Pride Alliance is a GLBTQ business networking group in Southern Maine meeting monthly at local establishments for ‘Business After Hours’ events that provide a safe forum for, and help strengthen, the local gay & gay-friendly business community. FMI: www.depabusiness.com
Maine Historical Society Book Group 7 p.m. MHS Book Group: What Pretending Reveals About the Past. Penobscot Expedition. Collier’s Victory in Penobscot Bay, 1779. Looking to give some shape to your winter reading list, and for a chance to connect with other MHS members and friends? With the new year upon us, we are nearing the start of our latest book group at MHS. This year’s theme: American historical ﬁction. Titles include: “The Fort,” Bernard Cornwell’s new novel featuring Peleg Wadsworth and the Penobscot Expedition; “The Big Sky,” A.B. Guthrie’s classic of the West; “As the Earth Turns, “Gladys Hasty Carroll’s upbeat portrait of Maine during the Depression; and “Let the Great World Spin,” Colum McCann’s recent novel about New York City in the 1970s. The group will meet Tuesdays at 7 p.m. in the MHS lecture hall: Feb. 22, March 22, April 26 and May 24. Register now: space is limited and the group ﬁlls quickly. Registration deadline is Jan. 28. The group will be facilitated by Larissa Vigue Picard, MHS Community Partnership Coordinator. She can be reached at lvpicard@MaineHistory.org.
Wednesday, Feb. 23 Winter Family Fun Day 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fort McClary State Historic Site, Kittery; outdoor games, snowshoeing, ice skating, maple sugaring, nature walks, tree identiﬁcation, fort history, winter survival demonstration, animal tracking, bon ﬁre; hot lunch provided; adults, 12-64, $1.50; all others free; for more information, call 384-5160.
Family Finances Seminar 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The Institute for Financial Literacy has launched a new interactive personal ﬁnance seminar series. “Taught by certiﬁed educators and open to the general public, the seminars are designed to improve ﬁnancial literacy in Maine. In this session, you will learn how to manage your family ﬁnances like a business and teach your children important ﬁnancial literacy skills.” All seminars are being held at the Institute’s new campus conveniently
located near the Maine Mall at 260 Western Ave. in South Portland. Cost is $50 per adult/$75 couple. Attendance is limited and advance registration is required. To register, please call 221-3601 or email help@ﬁnanciallit.org. www. ﬁnanciallit.org
Peace Rally for Darfur 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Fur Cultural Revival (part of The Darfur Community Center of Maine) will hold a Peace Rally for Darfur at The Meg Perry Center, 644 Congress St., Portland. Fur Cultural Revival (part of The Darfur Community Center of Maine) presents a rally for peace. This event is free and open to the public; however, donations will be accepted for Fur Cultural Revival. Speakers will include ElFadel Arbab, as well as local activists and members of the Sudanese refugee communities. There will be a showing of the short documentary ﬁlm, “Tents of Hope.” Sudanese snacks and refreshments will be served.
Thursday, Feb. 24 Overeaters Anonymous 10 a.m. Scarborough, W. Scarborough Methodist Church, Route 1 and Church St., oa.org for more info.
Wisdom At Work Series noon to 1 p.m. Portland Public Library is hosting a fourpart series on work each Thursday in February in Rines Auditorium. The series is sponsored by Heart At Work Career Counseling and Amy Wood, Success Strategist. The last presentation in the series is titled “Your Job Doesn’t Have To Be Perfect For Life To Be Good” presented by Creighton Taylor of Thrive! Life Coaching.The public is invited to this free series. Heart At Work Career Counseling, Outplacement Services & Second Half of Life Planning, 25 Middle St. 775-6400.
‘The Hancock County Firewood Project’ 7 p.m. “Local Heat: The Hancock County Firewood Project” a discussion on wood heat and the potential uses of the Hancock County woodshed, College of the Atlantic. Ellsworth City Hall at 7 p.m. in the second ﬂoor auditorium. Free. For more, contact Gray Cox at firstname.lastname@example.org, 8015712 or 288-5015.
2011 Oscar-Nominated Short Films: Animation at SPACE 7:30 p.m. Shorts International presents the 2011 OscarNominated Animated Short Films. SPACE Gallery. ANIMATED – 65 min (estimated TRT with titles, etc – 85 min.); Day & Night – USA, 6 min.; Let’s Pollute – USA, 6 min.; The Lost Thing – Australia/UK, 15 min.; Madagascar, carnet de voyage (Madagascar, a Journey Diary) – France, 11 min.; The Gruffalo – UK/Germany, 27 min.; Plus Highly-Commended Animated ﬁlms: The Cow Who Wanted To Be A Hamburger – USA, 6 min.; Urs – Germany, 10 min. www. space538.org
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