THURSDAY, MAY 12, 2011
An old man with a clicker in a dorm room See Maureen Dowd’s column on page 4
An assessment of Newt Gingrich See Susan Estrich’s column on page 5
VOL. 3 NO. 71
PORTLAND’S DAILY NEWSPAPER
LePage budget proposal threatens homeless clinic BY CASEY CONLEY THE PORTLAND DAILY SUN
Gov. Paul LePage is proposing changes to MaineCare enrollment guidelines that would eliminate health coverage for thousands of Mainers living at or below federal poverty levels.
The cuts, which were introduced earlier this month in response to a $164 million gap in the proposed two-year budget, could also push Portland’s homeless clinic out of business, city Dr. Shuli Bonham, director of the city-run Health Care for the Homeless, said, “The clinic is the only option officials said yesterday. see CUTS page 3
available to the city’s most vulnerable population to access primary care.” (DAVID CARKHUFF PHOTO)
From arts to advocacy, gallery owner shifts focus to LGBT youth
Susan Maasch, owner of Susan Maasch Fine Art at 567 Congress St., advocates for youth during pop star Lady Gaga’s rally in Portland last fall for gays in the military. Maasch said she plans to close her Portland gallery at the end of the month and transition into a smaller space as she refocuses her effort on her role as director of the Trans Youth Equality Foundation, a medical and legal advocacy group for transgender or gender-questioning youth. “I want to devote the rest of my life to our family’s medical and legal foundation,” Maasch said Wednesday. (COURTESY PHOTO)
BY MATT DODGE THE PORTLAND DAILY SUN
Earthquakes rock Spain See the story, page 6
Visitors to last week’s First Friday Art Walk might well have walked through one gallery’s last show without ever knowing, but that’s just the way Susan Maasch wanted it. “We didn’t want to play it up, we just wanted the artists and staff to enjoy the last opening here, otherwise it would have been too overwhelming for all of us,” said the see MAASCH page 8
Celtics bumped from playoffs; Heat advance See Sports, page 16
Three men arrested, one charged with murder, in Dittmeyer case
Anthony Papile is led into Ossipee District Court in New Hampshire following arrests in the Krista Dittmeyer investigation. (JAMIE GEMMITI/ CONWAY DAILY SUN PHOTO)
BY ERIK EISELE THE CONWAY DAILY SUN
OSSIPEE, N.H. — Three men were arraigned at Ossipee District Court Wednesday in connection with the murder of Krista Dittmeyer, the Portland woman whose body was found in a pond at the base of the Cranmore Mountain
Resort ski area two weeks ago. Anthony Papile, 28, of Ossipee, N.H., was charged with second-degree murder. Michael Petelis, 28, of Ossipee, and Trevor Ferguson, 23, of Tamworth, N.H., were both charged with conspiracy to commit robbery.
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Papile faces a possible life sentence if found guilty, and Petelis and Ferguson face 15-year prison sentences. Their arrests provided the first details of a case that until Wednesday had numerous unanswered questions. see ARRESTED page 6
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Google’s music service falls short (NY Times) — Google had big plans for its new digital music service. It wanted an online store to compete with iTunes and Amazon, as well as a “smart locker” storage system in which the company would stream music to its millions of users from a gigantic central jukebox. But the service that the company unveiled on Tuesday, called Music Beta by Google, fell short of those ambitions. There is no store, the streaming function comes with restrictions, and, like Amazon’s Cloud Drive service announced in March, using it requires a long upload process. What came between Google and its ambitions was an obstacle familiar to many digital music start-ups: despite months of negotiations, the company could not obtain licenses from the major record companies. In interviews, Google executives put the blame squarely on the labels. “Generally there were demands on the business side that we think were unreasonable and don’t enable us to have a sustainable, scalable music business,” said Zahavah Levine, director of content partnerships for Google’s Android unit and the lead negotiator with the labels. Music Beta was introduced on Tuesday at Google I/O, a developers’ conference in San Francisco. Neither Google nor the labels would specify which points they stumbled over. But their disagreement follows a long pattern of friction in which the labels demand high prices for licenses or withhold the licenses altogether. The stubbornness of the labels has earned them a particular caricature in Silicon Valley: the bridge troll, demanding payment for passage. “They tend to not look at these things as opportunities, but as someone taking advantage of their business,” said Fred Goldring, a former top music lawyer who invests in media and technology companies. “Until they figure out how they’re going to deal new technology on their terms, they don’t make a move. And when they finally do, it’s usually too late.” The labels believe they are protecting their content and maximizing income for themselves and their artists. But as technology companies and industry analysts see it, the labels’ conservatism in striking deals that involve their licenses hinders technological development and ultimately harms the marketplace by reducing consumer choice.
Music is everybody’s possession.” —John Lennon
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Libyan rebels seize control of Misurata’s airport BY C.J. CHIVERS THE NEW YORK TIMES
MISURATA, Libya — Rebels in the contested western city of Misurata stormed the city’s airport on Wednesday afternoon, swarming over the grounds from the south and east and reclaiming it from the military of Col. Muammar elQaddafi. Seizing the airport in Misurata, which has been under siege for nearly two months, represented one of the most significant rebel victories in the Libyan conflict and a stiff military and publicrelations blow to the Qaddafi government. The airport and its approaches were the last remaining pieces of terrain in the city to be controlled by the Qaddafi soldiers. With these soldiers pushed back, the western area of Misurata appeared by nightfall to be out of range of the most common of the Qaddafi forces’ heavy weapons, including self-propelled artillery, Grad rockets and 120-millimeter mortars, which loyalists have used to fire cluster munitions. Though potentially reversible, the capture of the airport appeared to be a break in the siege. With the loyalists suffering a string of defeats in recent days and the rebels gaining weapons and confidence, Colonel Qaddafi now appeared weaker than ever before, Misurata residents said. With their advance the rebels had, at least for the moment, the potential to cut off government forces in the east from those in the west of Libya, threaten-
Rebel ﬁghters at the entrance of the military side of Misurata airport on Wednesday (C.J. Chivers/The New York Times).
ing the logistics lines of Qaddafi forces. The rebel commander at the airport added that the rebels, who now have physical control of all of Misurata, Libya’s third largest city, had given the citizens of Libya a psychological milestone that could endanger Colonel Qaddafi’s hold on the capital, Tripoli. “Any victory we make here will encourage the people of Tripoli,” he said. “They will say, ‘Qaddafi is weak. Why can he not keep Misurata?’ ” In western Misurata, where many families had been hiding, residents emerged by the hundreds, then thousands. Roads once lightly traveled were clogged by traf-
fic jams. “Qaddafi down!” people shouted. “Qaddafi is finished!” The outpouring of emotion was understandable for a city that had endured fierce house-to-house fighting and absorbed week after week of shelling and rocket fire. It also risked being premature. At the city’s two eastern fronts, Qaddafi soldiers were believed to remain in Grad rocket and artillery range of several neighborhoods and the city’s seaport, its sole route for medical evacuations and resupply. The city’s roughly 500,000 residents remain isolated and in need of food and medical aid.
Wall St. billionaire guilty of insider trading Gingrich announces run for president
BY PETER LATTMAN AND AZAM AHMED THE NEW YORK TIMES
Raj Rajaratnam, the billionaire investor who once ran one of the world’s largest hedge funds, was found guilty on Wednesday of fraud and conspiracy by a federal jury in Manhattan. He is the most prominent figure convicted in the government’s crackdown on insider trading on Wall Street. Mr. Rajaratnam was convicted on all 14 counts. His lawyer, John Dowd, said he would appeal. Prosecutors had asked that Mr. Rajaratnam be placed in custody, arguing that he was a flight risk. They said that he had the means to leave the country, noting that he owned property in Sri Lanka and Singapore. Judge Richard J. Holwell ordered home detention and electronic monitoring for Mr. Rajaratnam. Someone who answered the phone at Mr. Rajaratnam’s home and would only describe himself as a family friend expressed surprise at the verdict. Mr. Rajaratnam “was confident that nothing would happen,” he said About a half dozen jurors declined to comment as they left the courthouse. B.J. Kang, the F.B.I. special agent who led
BY MICHAEL D. SHEAR THE NEW YORK TIMES
Rajaratnam leaving Manhattan federal court on Wednesday (Mary Altaffer/Associated Press/The New York Times).
the investigation of Mr. Rajaratnam, said he was “happy for justice.” Preet Bharara, the United States attorney for Manhattan, whose prosecutors brought the case against Mr. Rajaratnam, said, “The message today is clear — there are rules and there are laws, and they apply to everyone, no matter who you are or how much money you have.” Mr. Rajaratnam could be sentenced to as much as 25 years in prison. Federal prosecutors said on Wednesday that under federal sentencing guidelines, the recommended sentence would be as much as 19 and a half years. He will be sentenced on July 29.
It’s official: Newt Gingrich is in. After flirting for years with running for president, the former speaker of the House officially declared on Wednesday that he is a candidate for the Republican nomination, claiming the mantle of Gingrich Ronald Reagan and urging Americans to “talk together, work together and find solutions together.” In a video posted on the Internet, Mr. Gingrich promoted his tenure as leader of the House and said: “We’ve done it before. We can do it again.” “Let’s get together, look reality in the face, tell the truth, make the tough choices, get the job done.”
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Budget cuts could end MaineCare for 16,000 CUTS from page one
As proposed, the LePage administration would scale back MaineCare eligibility to the minimum allowed under federal Medicaid guidelines. Doing so would end a waiver program that provides MaineCare coverage to adults between the age of 21 and 64 who live below the poverty line but aren't LePage disabled, caring for an underage child, pregnant or diagnosed with certain diseases such as AIDS. According to the state, roughly 16,000 people would lose coverage if the new standards are enacted. The cuts would save roughly $34 million over the next two years. While it wasn’t immediately clear how many individuals living in Portland would be affected by the cuts, the new eligibility rules could have a dramatic impact on the city’s sizable homeless population, said Dr. Shuli Bonham, director of the city-run clinic, Health Care for the Homeless. “The clinic is the only option available to the city’s most vulnerable population to access primary care. Were it not for Heath Care for the Homeless, these men and women would either forgo treatment or show up at the emergency room for charitable care,” she said yesterday during a joint legislative hearing in Augusta, according to an advance copy of her remarks. Mary Mayhew, Commissioner of the Maine Department of Health
and Human Services, said in a phone interview yesterday that the proposal is a response to “very serious financial challenges confronting the state." “What we are trying to do is create a MaineCare program that the state can support and afford,” she said, adding that Maine is one of 15 states that provides coverage to childless adults through the waiver program. “I don’t think Mayhew anybody is attempting to minimize the consequences of this proposal. There are enormous challenges we face as a state, and there are very difficult decisions that we have to make,” Mayhew said. Adrienne Bennett, LePage’s press secretary, said yesterday that the new guidelines wouldn’t take effect until January 2012 if they are adopted as part of the proposed budget. She added that the changes would not impact traditional MaineCare enrollees, which number roughly 300,000 statewide. “This is another case and example of why we need to create more affordable health care in our state,” Bennett said. “This just points to that.” State Rep. Ben Chipman, I-Portland, who opposed the MaineCare cuts, predicted wide-reaching impacts if they are approved. “What it does, is it drives up cost of health care for everybody,” he said. “When someone is cut off from MaineCare who can’t afford private insurance, they end up having to go to the
emergency room when they get sick. And when they can’t pay the bill, that cost is spread to everybody else.” In addition to the proposed Maine Care cuts, LePage’s budget also includes roughly $200 million in tax cuts to individuals and corporations, Chipman said. “Proposing to do that at the same time he is proposing to cut a number of services for people, it doesn’t add up for me,” he said. Bennett defended the governor’s budget, arguing that it included a host of difficult decisions that went beyond MaineCare. “We had to balance the budget and we had to find the savings somewhere,” she said, adding that the administration believes “putting money back into pockets of Mainers will benefit the state.” Bonham, who runs Healthcare for the Homeless, was one of several city officials who testified yesterday in front of a joint legislative committee reviewing LePage’s revised budget plan. She said the changes would end MaineCare coverage for a majority of the center’s 2,200 patients — leading to worse health outcomes and higher health care costs across the board. The homeless clinic is a federallyqualified health center, which means it treats all patients regardless of their ability to pay. In return, the government gives the clinic and those like it higher reimbursements for treating Medicaid patients, which offsets the cost of treating the uninsured. In the short term, the proposed changes would mean many homeless people with chronic mental and physical conditions would lose access to prescription drugs. Longer term, the
“I don’t think anybody is attempting to minimize the consequences of this proposal. There are enormous challenges we face as a state, and there are very difﬁcult decisions that we have to make.” — Mary Mayhew, Commissioner of the Maine Department of Health and Human Services facility might have to shut down, she said. With fewer MaineCare patients and less revenue from reimbursements, Bonham said it “is unlikely that the City of Portland will be able to keep the doors open for Health Care for the Homeless.” Several homeless people interviewed yesterday said the free health clinic is an important resources for that community. “It would be a shame if they closed it down,” said one man, who lives in York County with a family member much of the time, but has been homeless off and on for 20 years. He spoke to a reporter outside Preble Street Resource Center under the condition that his name not be printed. The man said he received mental health counseling through the homeless clinic a number of years ago, but had trouble keeping his appointments. He said homeless people would have limited options without the center. “What else have they got? I guess they can always go to the emergency room.” Another woman, who was also granted anonymity, said she had used the facility several times over the years and found “the services were very helpful.”
Cape Elizabeth Democrat Cynthia Dill won Maine’s Senate District 7 seat by a 2-1 margin on Tuesday night as voters cast their votes in a special election to replace State Sen. Larry Bliss, who resigned from the post last month. Dill received 5,056 votes to South Portland Republican Louie Maietta’s 2,405 votes in a special election for the district that covers South Portland, Cape Elizabeth and part of Scarborough. Dill received 1,766 votes in Cape Elizabeth, compared to Maietta’s 833 votes, the town’s clerk reported. In Scarborough, Dill received 475
votes to Maietta’s 301, officials there reported. In South Portland, Dill won 2,840 votes to Maietta’s 1,271. Cape Elizabeth voters also overwhelmingly supported a $21 million school budget for the 2011-2012 year. The $21 million school budget adds $447,719, or 2.2 percent, to this year’s $20.6 million school budget, and will mean a 33-cent rise in the $12.89 tax rate for school services, the town reported. Unofficial results showed 1,837 Cape Elizabeth voters supporting the Town Council’s adopted school budget and 686 opposing it. — Staff Report
Dill’s Maine Senate win tops Tuesday’s election results
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Old man with clicker She had a dead chimp. He had a live water buffalo. She had an Isotta Fraschini with leopardskin upholstery. He had a Suzuki van. She used tuberoses. He used Avena syrup, an herbal Viagra. She liked Champagne and caviar. He liked Coca-Cola and Pepsi. She had a script. He had a Koran. She had a white telephone. He had no telephone. But the similarities were striking. The faded murderous glamour queen and faded murderous terror king relied on drivers to negotiate their relations with the world. Married multiple times, they were both ensconced with lovers ––––– half their age in high-priced The New York villas that shut out the world, vainly looking at old videos Times of themselves and primping, hoping for spectacular comebacks that would wow their fans. Instead, Justice pounded up the stairs. Maybe it’s because I watched the videos of Osama bin Laden released by the Obama administration while staying at the Sunset Tower Hotel on Sunset Boulevard. But seeing him holed up in his room, looking pathetic with white beard and blankie, gazing at himself on screen in his heyday, Osama was oh so Norma Desmond (with a dash of Woody Allen in “Bananas”).“I am big,” he might have sneered. “It’s the thumb drives that got small.” The C.I.A. is playing mind games — both with Al Qaeda, trying to show its slain leader as a pitiable figure, and with Pakistan, sending a message that we may have even more information than we do, and that double-dealing Pakistanis had best cooperate because they could be embarrassed, too. I don’t think we need to worry about inflaming Al Qaeda. They come pre-inflamed. But the C.I.A.’s propaganda message is a bit mixed. On the one hand, Osama seems risible, an old man with a clicker trapped in a dorm room. On the other, intelligence sources have said that the cloistered, swaddled Bin Laden was still a threat, plotting more transportation cataclysms here. Pitiable or potent? Make up your minds.
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Another teat on the pig of a state health bureaucracy The news came this week that the legislature is considering raising the tax on cigarettes from $2.00 a pack to $3.50 a pack. Being a smoker, I took this news like a kick aimed at my wallet that somehow was misdirected and ended up making contact with the naughty bits. A coalition of groups has emerged, hoping to push the legislature into accepting the extra buck and a half. According to a report published Tuesday in the Bangor Daily News, Tina Chapman, President of the Mid-Maine United Way said in her presentation that the proposal would mean “$35 Million in new revenue, of which a portion can be used to preserve the Fund For a Healthy Maine” Flag on the play, there, Lisa. The “Fund For A Healthy Maine” was set up as a direct result of the master settlement agreement in the 46 state tobacco lawsuit. Its funding comes directly from the annual payout of that agreement. Plus, the $2.00 a pack we pay now allegedly goes there. Also reported in that article was the fact that the state of
Bob Higgins ––––– Daily Sun Columnist Maine is “shifting” $20 Million from the Tobacco Settlement funds to the general budget to help balance it. Might want to let the AG in on that plan, before the Federal Attorney General Eric Holder gets wind of it. Do you really want to kill the goose that laid the golden tobacco egg for this and other states by putting the agreement at risk? He might be tempted to visit Maine this summer with a nice set of shiny handcuffs. Though not completely illegal, that tactic would raise quite a few eyebrows. In the long run, we seem to have created a hideous beast. The “Fund For A Healthy Maine” has become the Frankenstein’s monster of the budget. It might have been created with good intentions, but has rapidly turned into a centralized kitty that popular
legislative programs all derive their milk from. Have a special health-related program you want funded? No problem, just toss it in the pot. The legislature, rather than deciding to fund a program on its own merits, simply creates another nipple on this budgetary pig, and points the program toward the wet spot. Your program, such as drug courts is only tangetally related to health? No problem, chuckles. Wander up to the big pig and find yourself a seat. Somehow, the legislature will find a way to divert some way to shuffle some green stuff your way. Among the programs paid for are fire inspections, $.30 cents each of the parental portion of federally funded school lunches, head start, bone marrow screening, and drugs for the elderly and disabled. All fine programs. Why didn’t the legislature find a way to individually fund them. It’s so much easier to create the monster. Just sew together all the available parts, give it a shocking juice of life with a big legal settlement, and watch it feed. Just like a carp, you soon learn that it will see HIGGINS page 5
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The private life of Newt It was probably ironic that in at least one of the online papers I was reading, the story of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver’s separation played literally back to back with the story of Newt and Callista Gingrich’s ascension and how it is expected that she will turn the liability of his infidelity, which led to their marriage, into an asset. In their statement, Arnold and Maria asked for privacy. I have the greatest respect and fondness for both of them. And I am old-fashioned enough — or maybe just consistent enough — to believe that if you keep your personal life personal, it should be treated as just that. Which raises the Newt and Callista question. Apparently, former Speaker Gingrich was dating — or whatever you want to call it for a family paper — his now third wife, a congressional aide, while as Speaker he was pursuing the impeachment of President Clinton on charges growing out of the president’s relationship with Monica Lewinsky. Full disclosure: I also like Newt. I don’t agree with him. I wouldn’t vote for him. But among the on-air and speech-circuit gladiators, there is no one who is smarter, better prepared or more courteous and considerate. Over the years, I’ve always been happy to see Newt on my schedule.
As a co-author of the 1994 Contract with America, Newt Gingrich was in the forefront of the Republican Party’s dramatic success in that year’s Congressional elections and subsequently was elected Speaker of the House. Here, he is shown speaking while his wife, Callista, listens. Gingrich is entering the 2012 presidential race as a 20-year veteran of Congress turned political commentator and author. (New York Times)
Susan Estrich ––––– Creators Syndicate And I don’t care who he was “dating” or when. If everyone holding elected office in Washington who had “dated” during the last term was suddenly removed from office... You know what I mean. Far as I’ve been able to tell, such behavior crosses every line, certainly party lines. If I were married to him, or a close friend or relative were, I’d care plenty. For me, the only issue is the hypocrisy. How could you seek to impeach the president when you were engaging in the same kind of underlying conduct? Was there no limit to partisanship? My questions have absolutely nothing to do with Callista. The good news for Newt is that the people who vote in Republican primaries, at least most of them, probably believe the impeachment of Clinton was justified. They won’t ask him my questions, at least not the hypocrisy part. The bad news is that if social issues are anywhere on your agenda, it’s hard to have a candidate who doesn’t
live them or at least look like he lives them. Newt, no matter how charming his wife (and I am sure she is charming), no matter how genuine the love story they built on troubled beginnings (and I have no doubt it is real and strong), has a problem with primary voters who are still holding on to the social agenda. Maybe it’s time for Republicans to let go of that agenda once and for all. Maybe embracing Newt is the way you do that. But I’m not sure they’ve lost enough times to be at that point. So there it is: She was a girl in her 20s who reportedly had a six-year affair with a powerful, older married
congressman and ended up by his side as he prepares to run for president. Fairy tale? Or worse than being Mormon? (Sorry, just putting it out on the table). If the personal is political and morality is a big part of your politics, it’s a tough one. On the other hand, if you’re looking for someone who understands how government works and knows the forces of history, Newt has a lot to recommend him. (To find out more about Susan Estrich and read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate website at www.creators.com.)
This monster’s myth-making and video-star turns are over DOWD from page 4
When American officials wanted to scare the world about the Soviet threat, they would show surveillance shots of missiles. But now, in the age of technology and terror, the dire threats come from much more homely adversaries. They can emanate from the nondescript third floor of a house in a picturesque hamlet in Pakistan. Just because Bin Laden didn’t look like a Bond villain stalking around some elaborate lair didn’t make him less of a threat. The monster’s myth-making and video-star turns are over. Now Hollywood will have its say. There’s probably someone right this minute pitching Bravo on “The Real Housewives of Abbottabad.” The inside track goes to director Kathryn Bigelow and screenwriter Mark Boal, the pair who won Oscars for “The Hurt Locker,” a movie about a bomb-defusing team of soldiers in Iraq that was so
tense you thought your head would explode. Boal, who lived in New York and went to ground zero on 9/11, has covered the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq as a journalist. He and Bigelow began working on a movie about the hunt for Bin Laden in 2008 — at a time when President Bush and Hollywood suits had put the terrorist leader on the back burner. “After the lack of appetite when we were raising money for ‘The Hurt Locker,’ Kathryn and I thought it was not a bad sign that we were doing something that people were not interested in,” Boal said dryly. Studios shy away from making movies about unpopular wars we’re still stuck in, but Boal, who lives here now, disagrees. “Why wait?” he asked. “I might be retired by the time we get out of Afghanistan. Don’t you want to live in a world where artists mix it up in the culture in a timely way?” He knows, however, that mixing it up about Osama can be dangerous, and is conscious of “the security ramifications.”
He and Bigelow optioned a book written anonymously by a Delta Force commander at Tora Bora, where Osama slipped away in 2001. And about a year ago, Boal learned that the hunt for Osama had intensified. Then the Navy Seal Team 6 dropped from the Pakistan sky. And now the duo, planning for a 2012 release, have an exciting ending and excited financiers. “We’ve certainly been getting more calls from studios,” Boal says wryly. “We were charging ahead with a movie that ended in Tora Bora with Bin Laden still alive. Now we have a definitive ending.” He said he’s been surprised by some of the reaction on the left against the Navy Seal unit taking out Bin Laden, noting: “The debate about whether there should have been a trial feels a little bit like looking a gift horse in the mouth.” Osama is ready for his close-up. But it’s going to be less flattering — and more final — than he intended.
Increase in funding going to an agency with little oversight HIGGINS from page 4
grow to the size of its environment. A 2009 report by OPEGA (Office Of Program Evaluation And Government Accountability, those fine folks who have brought to light the shenanigans at The Maine Turnpike Authority in the last few weeks) said of the Fund for a Healthy Maine “there does not appear to be a process for periodically reassessing Fund allocations to the various health-related efforts to assure the Fund as a whole is advancing the State’s health vision and goals in the most cost-effective manner.” That hasn’t changed. Among problems cited by the report were the fact that there was a “lack of clarity as to which State
entity is formally responsible for assuring the Fund as a whole is cost-effectively supporting State health goals and strategies.” Hey, reformers. They were talking to you. Other issues cited in the report included “general, vague and sometimes inaccurate descriptions of budgetary programs in budget documents submitted by the Governor to the Legislature.” So let’s sum up the plan as it looks right now. The legislature is considering a plan to increase taxes on cigarettes, the Governor wants to move money from one pocket to another and call it a funding cut, the increase in funding is going to an agency with little oversight and no mandate other than the “general health,” and we don’t even know if the programs work.
Assume for a moment that the tax increase did what the actual intent was, to encourage people to quit smoking. We all quit, so therefore we all quit paying that $3.50 a pack in taxes. What happens to all those programs? The beast must be fed, and Dr. Frankenstein had about as much thought about it as the legislature did when the program was first set up. It was supposed to be a “supplemental funding program” for all the things health related that people want, not the only source. Another year, another budget, and the beast grows hungrier still. (Bob Higgins is a regular contributor to The Portland Daily Sun.)
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Disoriented victims tried to assist one another in Lorca following a pair of earthquakes that rattled Spain. (Israel Sanchez/ European Pressphoto Agency/ New York Times)
Sen. Snowe welcomes Maine students to D.C.
Two earthquakes rock southeastern Spain MADRID (New York Times) — Two earthquakes struck within two hours of one another in southeast Spain Wednesday, killing at least eight people, injuring scores more and severely damaging some buildings. Spain is hit by hundreds of quakes a year, but most are too small to be felt. The deadliest recent quake struck in 1956, killing 12. The first quake hit Wednesday afternoon and was a magnitude 4.5; it was followed by one measuring 5.1, according to the United States Geological Survey. The epicenters of the quakes were a few kilometers outside the town of Lorca, according to the Spanish National Geographic Institute. The regional government of Murcia said late Wednesday night that eight people had died and 40 people were taken to the hospital. Thousands of people had also left their homes because of the risk of additional tremors, according to the local government; many spent the night in emergency shelters. The army dispatched about 350 troops to Lorca to help local rescue
teams search for possible additional victims. Many people were driving home from work or doing their evening shopping by the time the second quake hit. A large church bell and part of the building’s façade fell to the ground a few yards from a reporter from the Spanish national television as he was broadcasting live about the damage in Lorca. One caller told national radio that “there are thousands of disoriented people,” Reuters reported. The south and southeast of Spain are particularly vulnerable to quakes because of their proximity to a large fault beneath the Mediterranean. The second quake on Wednesday, which occurred around 6.45 p.m. local time, was felt as far as 350 kilometers away in Madrid, the Spanish capital. The earthquake comes as politicians are campaigning across Spain ahead of municipal and regional elections on May 22. The government said that the electoral campaign would be interrupted on Thursday in the wake of the earthquake.
U.S. Senator Olympia J. Snowe, R-Maine, on Wednesday welcomed eighth-grade students from New Gloucester Middle School to Washington. The students, on a class trip, met with Sen. Snowe in the U.S. Capitol. Senator Snowe answered questions about her experiences in the Senate and talked to the students about public service. (COURTESY PHOTO)
Suspects allegedly divided up drugs and money they stole from victim 14-month-old daughter inside. ARRESTED from page one Ferguson then picked up Papile in According to documents filed with the Cranmore parking lot, Young told the court, authorities allege Papile the judge, in exchange for gas money and Petelis worked out a plan to steal and a small amount of drugs. money and drugs from Dittmeyer on Papile and Petelis then allegedly April 22. Petelis sent Dittmeyer a text divided up the drugs and money they message at 9:43 p.m. that evening stole from Dittmeyer. that told her to call him when she was No definitive statement on Dittmeyon her way to his apartment on Route er’s cause of death was released, but a 16 in Ossipee. document did say she either suffocated It was Petelis that lured Dittmeyer, or drowned. senior assistant attorney general The courtroom was packed with Jane Young said. reporters and family members of both Dittmeyer “This defendant had the relationthe victim and the accused on Wednesship with the victim,” Young told day as the men were escorted in one at Judge Robert Varney. Petelis told people he was “her a time by Conway police officers and members of the protector while her boyfriend was in jail,” Young N.H. State Police. Each man, shackled in handcuffs said. and leg irons, listened as judge Varney explained When Dittmeyer arrived, prosecutors allege that their rights and the charges they faced. The cases Papile struck her over the head with a rubber club, will be tried in Superior Court, he said, so they and that Papile and Petelis then bound her with would not be expected to file a plea at this time. duct tape. “You are presumed to be innocent,” he said. “The Papile allegedly put Dittmeyer in the trunk of state has to prove you are guilty.” her Nissan Sentra and arranged for a ride home But the state felt it had enough evidence to ask from Ferguson. Papile drove to Cranmore, where he Papile be held without bail. worked in 2007, and allegedly dumped her bound “The proof is evident and the presumption is body in the snow-making pond. He then left her great,” Young said, that Papile killed Dittmeyer, and car running with the flashers on and Dittmeyer’s therefore he should be remanded without bail.
One of Papile’s public defenders, attorney Jesse Friedman, argued that he had not been able to confer with his client or see the evidence Young was referring to because the arrest warrants were sealed. Therefore, he said, it would premature to hold Papile without bail. Judge Varney disagreed. “I do not believe any bail will ensure the defendant’s appearance,” he said, and therefore he would remand Papile without bail. Bail for both Ferguson and Petelis was set at $250,000 cash, and if they manage to post it they would be allowed no contact with one another. Other details also came out at the arraignment. Petelis suffered a drug overdose last week, and both Petelis and Papile had prior felony convictions. Young came out after the arraignment to praise state and local investigators. “Police have worked almost non-stop on this case, 24 hours a day,” she said, “starting with the Conway Police Department, the Carroll County Sheriff’s Department, the State Police and the FBI.” “If it wasn’t for these officers giving their time,” she said, “these arrests wouldn’t have happened.” The next step in the case is a probable cause hearing, scheduled for May 19. Dittmeyer, 20, was originally from Bridgton. She had been living in Portland and worked as a waitress.
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Tony Trischka has been recording and touring for the last 35 years. He’s been a key ﬁgure in opening the banjo and acoustic music in general to wider inﬂuences. (COURTESY PHOTO)
Bluegrass legend and banjo player Tony Trischka will offer a banjo workshop for players of all levels on Wednesday, May 18 at 3 p.m. at the 317 Main Street Community Music Center in Yarmouth. The fee is $20 for 317 students and $25 for the general public. The workshop will cover the concept of “playing the syllables” on the banjo, a concept espoused by Earl Scruggs and John Hartford; concepts for improvising; composing; and how to structure your practice time. Time Magazine calls Trischka an “urban bluegrass whiz.” Billboard rates him “one
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Public invited to tour, discuss Forest Avenue DAILY SUN STAFF REPORT Today at 4:30 p.m. starting at the Glickman Library, city officials and members of the Transforming Forest Avenue Public Advisory Committee will host a walk of Forest Avenue between Park Avenue and Woodford’s Corner followed by a public meeting at the University of Southern Maine’s Abromson Center, Room 109/110, to discuss issues and challenges faced by local businesses, residents, pedestrians, cyclists and motorists along Forest Avenue. A busy arterial, the section of Forest Avenue between Park Avenue and Woodford’s Corner is home to a wide variety of uses including the Uni-
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ARTS Maasch looks back fondly on her time at 567 Congress MAASCH from page one
gallery owner. In the same spot for the last five years, Maasch has made a name for herself as an edgy, often profane gallery owner, showing mostly photography, painting and sculpture both contemporary and historical. But at the end of this month Maasch will close the doors of 567 Congress Street for the last time, consolidating the gallery into a smaller space in the State Theatre Building where Maasch will run a firm consulting with clients on fine art photography and host small showings, talks and First Friday Art Walks. Downsizing from a larger gallery space will also allow Maasch to focus more on her role as director of the Trans Youth Equality Foundation (TYEF). Started by Maasch’s family, the group provides education, advocacy and support for transgender and gender non-conforming youth and their families. “I want to devote the rest of my life to our family’s medical and legal foundation,” said Maasch. “I love the gal-
lery, but I just can’t do both anymore and I just have to keep saying, ‘save a kid or sell a painting, what am I going to do?’.” Working with the Children’s Hospital Boston, the organization aims to provide legal, medical and emotional assistance to gender nonconforming or transsexual children with the permission of their families. Transgender and gender non-conforming youths are sent to Boston for medical treatment, and then to Portland for support and advocacy. “We do every kind of medical and legal support a transgender child would want or their families would allow them to get,” said Maasch. “It’s been quite a romantic and wonderful journey, not always great journey in terms of the darkness of being the most marginalized society in our culture, but things are moving along well.” The New England-wide Trans Youth Equality Foundation also organizes summer camps for LGBT — lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender — youth, and handles any legal needs that might arise. “You can imagine they have a lot of human and civil rights
“It became personal, sometimes that’s how people get deeply into different types of work; because it’s something personal, then they commit themselves to it.” — Art gallery owner Susan Maasch needs,” said Maasch. The gallery owner said that while she’s been a lifelong LGBT activist, it was a family member’s own struggle with gender identity that inspired Maasch to create the organization along with local attorney Jack Montgomery and a host of medical consultants. “We have a family member who was transsexual from the time they were really young and that’s how the whole family got interested. My family has been very, very trained to help these kids,” she said. “It became personal, sometimes that’s how people get deeply into different types of work; because it’s something personal, then they commit themselves to it,” said Maasch. The work shown in Maasch’s gallery largely reflects the socially-consciouses leanings of the owner. “We’re supporting the work of LGBT artists — anything that might lead to better understanding of human and civil rights for the LGBT community. We do a lot of activity here around that,
like how does art tell a story and how does it have a social message.” Artists shown in Maasch’s gallery have also stepped up over the years to support the foundation. “Some of our artists have even donated work, and the staff totally supports it,” she said. Maasch looks back on her time at 567 Congress fondly, ruminating on the boundary-pushing art the gallery was able to exhibit and the advocacy role they were able to play as a First Friday Art Walk hotspot. “I think that we’ve raised a lot of awareness, even with professionals. A doctor came in once and said, I never learned any of this in medical school, I’m glad you had this show,’” she said. Susan Maasch Fine Art will remain open through the end of the month at 567 Congress before moving into a smaller location in the State Theatre Building in June. For more information on the Trans Youth Equality Foundation, visit http://www.transyouthequality.org. Susan Maasch, owner of Susan Maasch Fine Art at 567 Congress Street, stand in front of photos from the exhibit “Don’t Tell Me What To Do” showing now through the end of the month at the gallery. Maasch will close the gallery at the end of the month and transition into a smaller space as she refocuses her effort on her role as director of the Trans Youth Equality Foundation, a medical and legal advocacy group for transgender or genderquestioning youth. (MATT DODGE PHOTO)
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Susan Maasch Fine Art climate in contemporary photography, according to Maasch. “It’s really too bad because I think it’s the post- post- postmodern where art is at. It’s more conceptual, more about social message. I mean, look at [New York City’s] Susan Maasch’s Fine Art gallery Whitney Biennial, it was all phowill vacate its space at 567 Contography about social messages, gress at the end of this month as from war crimes to women burning Maasch refocuses her efforts on a their own bodies in Afghanistan to small photography consulting busiprotest their position,” she said. ness and gallery in the State TheThe two last shows for Susan atre building and her work as a Maasch Fine Art at the current director of the Trans Youth Equallocation included a collection of ity Foundation (see story page one). work from Freeport photographer The gallery has exhibited an John Edwards and a show called eclectic mix of photography, paint“Don’t Tell Me ing and sculpture What To Do,” both contemporary and his- “We had planned ‘Don’t Tell Me What a defiant, racy that torical, including To Do’ for a long time, but we loved exhibit Maasch said a number of it for a last show. It speaks to that serves as a fitPicasso paintings ting last show in Maasch’s own [attitude] of ‘don’t tell me what to do for the gallery. collection. with my gallery or my art or my life.” “We had But it’s Maas— Susan Maasch planned ‘Don’t ch’s reputation Tell Me What for the controverTo Do’ for a long sial and sociallytime, but we loved it for a last show. conscious that made the gallery It speaks to that [attitude] of ‘don’t a hot spot on the monthly First tell me what to do with my gallery Friday Art Walk, routinely drawing or my art or my life,” she said. “It’s upwards of 300 patrons. irreverent and sassy with a focus “We do a lot of nudes, a lot of edgy on sex workers, the fetish commuwork,” said Maasch. “We show these nity, people that are into gender fetish pictures of the fetish commufluid issues, drag queens, all kinds nity and people would be like ‘oh of sassy work." my god, I’m not buying that’, but “This show is a little more shockwe’ve sold five already.” ing than some,” she said. Unlike some local galleries, “Don’t Tell Me What To Do” Maasch’s gallery draws many artoriginally had one enthusiastic ists “from away” and from really far and unprintable qualifier nestled away. between “to” and “do,” but in a most “I know some galleries use that un-Maasch like move, the gallery idea that they are focused on Maine owner decided to defang the title contemporary artists. I would say a bit. “The show is controversial we are two-thirds New England enough so I just decided to leave it artists with maybe about half those out, the message is clear,” she said. being from Maine. The rest are Edwards, whose work is also all nationally or internationally included in Portland Museum of known artists,” she said. Art's current Biennial show, is disThe gallery has also become a playing a collection of photos of way station for the city’s young Maine islanders at the gallery. artists, many of whom have held “It’s showing his photos of people internships at Maasch’s space. in places, it’s really about people “It’s fun for me to be amongst that who live on islands and Maine, how young energy,” she said. they survive and live these sustainMaasch’s goal with the current able lives,” Maasch said. incarnation of the gallery was Looking back on her time at 567 exhibit the work of exciting contemCongress, Maasch said she will porary photographers with a strong miss the large Art Walk crowds, social or political message. but hopes that interested art fans “We have an emphasis on work will still find their way to her new that is edgy, showing a marginallocation. “Instead of all those people ized society,” said Maasch. maybe it’ll be the people who are It’s a focus that is sorely lacking really truly interested,” she said. on the local gallery scene, she said. Susan Maasch Fine Art will be “I don’t know why Maine doesn't open through the end of this month support photography better. If they showing the photography of John do, it’s this weird lobster boat phoEdwards and “Don’t Tell Me What tography,” she said. “You don't find To Do,” a photography exhibit with social conscious work being done an emphasis on the saucy and edgy. here except maybe at the Salt Insti(“In Frame” profiles art galleries tute, and I don’t know who else,” in Portland. For feedback or suggessaid Maasch. tions, contact reporter Matt Dodge The lack of such work is particuat email@example.com) larly noticeable given the current BY MATT DODGE
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Stranded on its island, the duck house at Deering Oaks attracts seagulls in this scene from earlier this month. “The Victorian duck house was built in 1887 and a fountain was also installed,” Friends of Deering Oaks note on the group’s website, www.deeringoaks.org. “The Castle was built in 1894 as a warming hut for skaters.” Today, the Castle serves as a visitor information center. (DAVID CARKHUFF PHOTO)
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––––––– ALMANAC ––––––– Today is Thursday, May 12, the 132nd day of 2011. There are 233 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 12, 1937, Britain’s King George VI was crowned at Westminster Abbey; his wife, Elizabeth, was crowned as queen consort. On this date: In 1780, during the Revolutionary War, the besieged city of Charleston, S.C., surrendered to British forces. In 1870, an act creating the Canadian province of Manitoba was given royal assent, to take effect in July. In 1930, Chicago’s Adler Planetarium first opened to the public. In 1932, the body of Charles Lindbergh Jr., the kidnapped son of Charles and Anne Lindbergh, was found in a wooded area near Hopewell, N.J. In 1943, during World War II, Axis forces in North Africa surrendered. In 1949, the Soviet Union lifted the Berlin Blockade, which the Western powers had succeeded in circumventing with their Berlin Airlift. In 1958, the United States and Canada signed an agreement to create the North American Air Defense Command (later the North American Aerospace Defense Command, or NORAD for short). In 1970, the Senate voted unanimously to confirm Harry A. Blackmun as a Supreme Court justice. In 1978, the Commerce Department said hurricanes would no longer be given only female names. One year ago: An Afriqiyah Airways Airbus A330-200 jetliner plunged into the Libyan desert less than a mile from the runway in Tripoli after a flight from Johannesburg; a 9-year-old Dutch boy was the sole survivor of the crash that killed 103 people. Today’s Birthdays: Baseball Hall-ofFamer Yogi Berra is 86. Critic John Simon is 86. Composer Burt Bacharach is 83. Actress Millie Perkins is 73. Country singer Billy Swan is 69. Actress Linda Dano is 68. Musician Ian McLagan is 66. Actress Lindsay Crouse is 63. Singer-musician Steve Winwood is 63. Actor Gabriel Byrne is 61. Actor Bruce Boxleitner is 61. Singer Billy Squier is 61. Actress Kim Greist is 53. Rock musician Eric Singer (KISS) is 53. Actor Ving Rhames is 52. Rock musician Billy Duffy is 50. Actor Emilio Estevez is 49. Actress April Grace is 49. Actress Vanessa A. Williams is 48. Country musician Eddie Kilgallon is 46. Actor Stephen Baldwin is 45. Actor Scott Schwartz is 43. Actress Kim Fields is 42. Actress Samantha Mathis is 41. Actress Jamie Luner is 40. Actor Christian Campbell is 39. Actor Jason Biggs is 33. Actress Emily VanCamp is 25. Actor Malcolm David Kelley is 19.
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Thursday, May 12 King MS Celebration of Learning 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Students from King Middle School in Portland will exhibit their work at the school’s annual Celebration of Learning at the Portland Expo. Hundreds of student products will be displayed and students will be on hand to talk about their work. The Celebration of Learning is free and open to the public. In conjunction with the Celebration of Learning, King will host a two-day, national seminar for educators titled “A Middle School for All” on May 12 and 13. Educators from across the country will join King faculty, students and community members to learn how King uses Expeditionary Learning to help all students achieve at high levels. Participants will attend seminars conducted by King staff, observe classes and interact with teachers, administrators and students. http://king.portlandschools.org
Walk of Forest Avenue 4:30 p.m. The city of Portland and members of the Transforming Forest Avenue Public Advisory Committee will host a walk of Forest Avenue between Park Avenue and Woodford’s Corner followed by a public meeting to discuss issues and challenges faced by local businesses, residents, pedestrians, cyclists and motorists along this busy roadway. 4:30 p.m., site walk starting in front of the Glickman Library on Forest Avenue. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., public meeting, University of Southern Maine, Abromson Center. Room 109/110, Bedford Street.
Rising Tides architectural symposium 4:30 p.m. As part of its Sustainable Portland community outreach series, the Portland Society of Architects (PSA) is presenting “Rising Tides,” a two-day symposium examining the threat posed to Greater Portland by sea level rise. Scheduled for Thursday evening May 12 and Friday morning May 13, the conference will take an in-depth look at the science of sea level rise and the accompanying challenges faced by communities, businesses and policymakers, as well as explore mitigation efforts being considered or undertaken elsewhere. The symposium is being underwritten by Wright-Ryan Construction, a Portland-based contractor known for employing sustainable building practices. Among the questions to be explored are: What aspects of our infrastructure are vulnerable? Should Bayside redevelopment plans take a substantially higher water level into account? How would higher tides affect historic Old Port buildings? How do we prepare and pay for sea level rise? “Our future will be determined in part by how well we anticipate and plan for the challenge of sea level rise,” said PSA President Paul Stevens, who also is a principal of SMRT, Inc., a fourth-generation architectural and design ﬁrm based in Portland. “A wait-and-see approach will produce little more than haphazard, wasteful half-solutions at great cost.” The symposium is scheduled as follows (admission to both discussions is $5 for PSA members and students; $10 for non-members): Rising Tides Panel Discussion, What’s Next? Focused Discussion, 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, May 12, Ocean Gateway Terminal; 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., Friday, May 13, DiMillo’s Floating Restaurant.
Alphabet Kids Humanitarian Award 5:30 p.m. Suzanne McCormick, president and CEO of United Way of Greater Portland, will be awarded the Alphabet Kids Humanitarian Award for Multicultural Understanding on May 12 at the Portland Museum of Art. Alphabet Kids is a nationally recognized children’s multicultural media organization that teaches tolerance and understanding through books and music. The organization’s Humanitarian Award recognizes individuals that show outstanding service to community, children and cross cultural understanding. The 2010 Humanitarian Award honoree was Ambassador Julia Chang Block, president of U.S.-China Educational Trust. The Awards Ceremony on Thursday will feature the premier performance of Music for the World by the Pihcintu Multinational Children’s Chorus of Maine, which collaborated with Alphabet Kids on a documentary ﬁlm during the rehearsals for the recording.
Juan Williams guest speaker at Salvation Army beneﬁt dinner 6 p.m. The Salvation Army of Greater Portland, in partnership with Clark Insurance, invites the public to be a Sponsor and/or “Friend” of its upcoming “Champions for Kids” Beneﬁt Dinner scheduled for May 12 at the Holiday Inn on the Bay. “Juan Williams, one of America’s leading political writers and thinkers, will be the guest speaker for the evening. Most recently a senior correspondent for NPR, he is currently a political analyst for Fox Television, and a regular panelist for FoxNews Sunday.” 6 p.m. for a reception, followed by dinner and program. Immediately after the program, Williams will host a book signing. http:// www.use.salvationarmy.org/use/www_use_portland.nsf
‘Voyages and the Great Age of Sail’ 6 p.m. Saco Museum, 371 Main St., Saco. “Come and hear
The ﬁrst feature-length ﬁlm project from ﬁlmmaker David Meiklejohn, “My Heart Is An Idiot” weaves together multiple stories to illustrate the joys and dangers of romantic pursuit. The ﬁlm screens Monday at the Nickelodeon and is co-sponsored by SPACE Gallery. (COURTESY IMAGE) the curators of the exhibition ‘Voyages and the Great Age of Sail’ — all of them students at the University of New England — talk about the exhibition and the history course that started it all! The University of New England and the Saco Museum teamed up this spring to create an exhibition on the great age of sail in Maine. Elizabeth A. De Wolfe, Ph.D., UNE professor of history, and Camille Smalley ‘08, program and education manager for the Saco Museum, have been team-teaching an exhibition class titled ‘Voyages and the Great Age of Sail.’ The resulting exhibition of the same name, curated by students in the class, will feature a treasure trove of artifacts related to the Saco sea captain Tristram Jordan — paintings, decorative arts, navigational tools, and more — in order to explore nineteenth-century maritime history. The exhibition will be on view at the Saco Museum May 7 through Sept. 4, 2011.”
Green Space Gathering 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The Portland Parks Commission will host its second annual city-wide parks forum, a Green Space Gathering. The public is invited to learn about the wide variety of green spaces within the city, efforts underway by the city and citizen groups to improve the parks and opens spaces, opportunities available to the public to get involved, and ways to start a community organization to adopt-a-park/spot in the city. The forum will also include a public discussion where members of the community can pose questions or provide feedback on their favorite park or open space to a panel of city staff and organization representatives. Merrill Rehearsal Auditorium. For more information about the Parks Commission and the Green Space Gathering, visit http://greenspacegathering.blogspot.com. To RSVP or reserve a table for the event, contact Melissa Graffam at email@example.com or 874-8823.
USTA Jr. Team Tennis League registrations 6:30 p.m. The 2011 Greater Portland USTA Jr. Team Tennis League is taking registrations for its summer league that will play from June 21 to August 4. Players can either register individually and be placed on a team, or they can register as part of an existing team. Basic tennis playing experience is needed. Teams are comprised of co-ed players of similar age and skill, and compete against other teams in one of two age divisions: 14 & under, and 18 & under. Each team will play at least one match per week during, and have the opportunity to advance to district, sectional and national championships. Team managers/coaches are needed as well. For more information on the league and how to register please contact the Eric Driscoll at driscoll@newengland. usta.com or 232-6925. You may also attend an information session, which will be held at 6:30 p.m. on May 12 and June 1 at the Racket and Fitness Center, 2445 Congress St. in Portland. You may also log on to our website www.mainejuniorteamtennis.com.
MCLU 2011 Justice Louis Scolnik Award 7 p.m. The Maine Civil Liberties Union Foundation will present the 2011 Justice Louis Scolnik Award to Cushman Anthony at 7 p.m. at the Harraseeket Inn in Freeport. A reception for event sponsors will take place immediately
preceding the dinner at 6 p.m. “Cush Anthony epitomizes service,” said Shenna Bellows, Executive Director of the Maine Civil Liberties Union. “His guiding focus has always been equality and justice for those most vulnerable in our communities.” In 1971, Anthony was elected the third President of the MCLU. He would oversee the hiring of the ﬂedgling organization’s ﬁrst Executive Director, Neville Woodruff. His priorities as President reﬂected the major issues of the era, tackling cases that involved free speech and prisoners rights.
Deering High School Players with the Bard 7 p.m. The Deering High School Players present “A Midsummer’s Night Dream” on May 12 and 13 at 7 p.m. and on May 14 at 2 and 7 p.m. in the Deering auditorium. Tickets may be purchased in advance at the Deering attendance ofﬁce during school hours (7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.) for $7 (adults) and $5 (students). Tickets at the door on the night of each performance are $10 for adults and $5 for students. For more information, contact Kathleen Harris at 874-8260 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
‘Gershwin Girls!’ revue in Freeport 7:30 p.m. “Gershwin Girls!” is a Cabaret style musical revue featuring the songs of George and Ira Gershwin. The allfemale cast will sing many of the Gershwins’ most popular tunes, with narration about their lives in between songs. Conceived, written, and directed by Jon Wojciechowski Jr., and with musical direction by Charles Grindle. Performances are May 12 through May 29, Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $18 and $15 for Seniors and Students for the show “Gershwin Girls.” Tickets available through Brown Paper Tickets. See www.freeportfactory.com. The Freeport Factory Theater is located at 5 Depot Street in downtown Freeport. 865-5505
Mad Horse Theater presents ‘Spring Awakening’ 7:30 p.m. Mad Horse Theater presents “Spring Awakening,” by Frank Wedekind, translated by Jonathan Franzen. The play runs Thursday through Sunday, May 5-22 at Lucid Stage, 29 Baxter Blvd., Portland, 8993993. “First performed amid scandal in 1906, the play explores the dawning sexual and intellectual awareness of young, German teenagers. Banned in its 1917 New York run after one night, the play is comic, unsentimental, and brutally authentic.An ensemble of 20 actors, ranging in age from 14 to 70, perform the original 1906 script that was the basis for the 2007 Tony Winning Musical sensation. Wedekind’s unsentimental and brutally authentic, comedic treatment of such radical content as teenage sex, and suicide created public outrage and charges of obscenity. Best-selling novelist Jonathan Franzen’s exquisite translation captures all of the drama and sarcasm of the original script.” Thursdays at 7:30 p.m.; Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m.; Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $18 and $20. Thursdays are pay-whatyou-can. For reservations please call 899-3993. More information is available at www.madhorse.com. see next page
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Friday, May 13 Warbler Week continues at Capisic Pond 7 a.m. Maine Audubon staff will lead bird watching walks through popular migratory spots in Portland. Walks will be offered at Capisic Pond. May 13 and 20, 7 a.m. Walks will begin at the Macy Street entrance. For more information about Warbler Week, visit http://habitat.maineaudubon.org/ articles/Warbler-Weeks-at-Evergreen-Cemetery/998/.
Riverbank Shakespeare Festival 6 p.m. The Acorn Shakespeare Ensemble, presenters of the “Naked Shakespeare” series, once again offers local audiences the treat of Shakespeare in the park with the second annual Riverbank Shakespeare Festival at Riverbank Park on Main Street in Westbrook. The centerpieces of the festival are two late-period romances that contain some of the richest and most complex language in the entire canon: Antony and Cleopatra and Cymbeline. Additionally, the Young Actors Shakespeare Conservatory will present as their ﬁnal showcase The Comedy of Errors. All 3 shows have been abridged to various extents and will be offered free of charge with a suggested donation of $10. Performances take place May 6 to 22 on Friday evenings, Saturday afternoons and evenings, and Sunday afternoons and evenings. The complete performance calendar appears below. Audience members are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and/or blankets and picnic during the performances. No reservations are necessary, and in case of inclement weather, audiences are encouraged to check Acorn’s website at www.acornproductions.org or call the business ofﬁce at 854-0065. May 13 at 6 p.m., Cymbeline; May 14 at 2 p.m., Antony and Cleopatra; May 15 at 2 p.m., Comedy of Errors; May 15 at 6 p.m., Antony and Cleopatra; May 20 at 6 p.m., Antony and Cleopatra; May 21 at 2 p.m., Antony and Cleopatra; May 22 at 2 p.m., Cymbeline; May 22 at 6 p.m., Antony and Cleopatra. Free, suggested donation $10. FMI: www.nakedshakespeare.org or 854-0065
‘Nostalgia for the Light’ at the PMA 6:30 p.m. “Nostalgia for the Light” screening at the Portland Museum of Art. Friday, May 13, 6:30 p.m.; Saturday, May 14, 2 p.m.; Sunday, May 15, 2 p.m. NR. “For his new ﬁlm, master director Patricio Guzmán, famed for his political documentaries (The Battle of Chile, The Pinochet Case), travels 10,000 feet above sea level to the driest place on earth, the Atacama Desert in Chile, where atop the mountains astronomers from all over the world gather to observe the stars. The sky is so translucent that it allows them to see right to the boundaries of the universe.”
‘Gershwin Girls!’ revue in Freeport 7:30 p.m. “Gershwin Girls!” is a Cabaret style musical revue featuring the songs of George and Ira Gershwin. The allfemale cast will sing many of the Gershwins’ most popular tunes, with narration about their lives in between songs. Conceived, written, and directed by Jon Wojciechowski Jr., and with musical direction by Charles Grindle. Performances are May 12 through May 29, Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $22.50 with discounts for seniors and students, and are available through Brown Paper Tickets. See www.freeportfactory.com. The Freeport Factory Theater is located at 5 Depot Street in downtown Freeport. 865-5505
Saturday, May 14 Genealogy research trip to Boston 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. “Join Maine Historical Society for a day of genealogical research at the New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) and Massachusetts State Archives at Columbia Point. NEHGS, which was established in 1845, boasts a collection of more than 200,000 genealogical and historical volumes, over one million manuscripts, as well as census records, vital records, deeds, probates, military records, plus the latest resources in print, microtext, and CD-Rom. The Massachusetts State Archives includes Massachusetts vital records (1841-1910), 19th century passenger lists for the port of Boston, census records, state military and judicial records, Plymouth Colony records and papers pertaining to the early settlement of Maine. Individuals who would like to take the MHS bus to Boston for a day of sightseeing but who do not plan to do research are welcome.” Registration required. Fee: $35 for MHS members; $45 for non-members. *Does not include admission to NEHGS Library (NEHGS Admission: NEHGS Members: Free; non-NEHGS members: $15). To register, please call 774-1822.
Clean Sweep Downtown in Brunswick 8 a.m. to noon. Brunswick Downtown Association’s annual Clean Sweep Downtown. Volunteers are needed to assist
in sweeping, weeding, and mulching. Tools are provided; please bring your own gloves. Register in advance by email to email@example.com or sign up on the 14th in front of Senter Place and Cool as a Moose on Maine Street. Rain date, Sunday, May 15.
Spring Plant and Pie Sale 8 a.m. to noon. Spring Plant and Pie Sale by the Longfellow Garden Club at North Deering Congregational Church, 1364 Washington Ave., Portland. Perennials from members’ gardens; baked goods; geraniums.
Plant & Book Sale at Allen Ave. Unitarian Universalist Church in Portland 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Allen Ave. Unitarian Universalist Church, 524 Allen Ave., Portland. Perennials, annuals, houseplants, herbs, gently used garden equipment, plus books of all types!
Greenlaw to speak at USM commencement 9 a.m. Isle au Haut resident, best-selling author and swordﬁshing captain Linda Greenlaw will be the speaker for the University of Southern Maine’s 131st Commencement. The ceremony will take place at the Cumberland County Civic Center in Portland. Greenlaw will be awarded an honorary doctor of humane letters at the ceremony. Serena Dawn Gosbee of Sebago will be the student commencement speaker at the University of Southern Maine’s 131st Commencement. She will graduate with a bachelor’s degree in communications. It is expected that nearly 900 graduates will march at the ceremony. For more news, visit USM Today at http://www.usm.maine.edu/news.
Howie Carr Hit Man 10 a.m. South Portland Nonesuch Books and Cards. “Join popular WGAN talk show host, and author, Howie Carr for a signing of his new book, Rat Bastard. Howie will be signing in our South Portland store starting at 10 a.m. and signing at our Biddeford store starting at 2. Come early for a good place in line as we expect these events to be well attended. This will be Howie’s only to Maine for this book tour, Don’t miss out!” http://site.booksite.com/6033
Live raptors at Gilsland Farm 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Live raptors presentation at Gilsland Farm, Falmouth. Come to Maine Audubon for International Migratory Bird Day. The Center for Wildlife will bring a long-eared owl, a merlin, an American kestrel and a broadwinged hawk. $15/$10 for adults; $10/$5 for children. www. maineaudubon.org.
University of Maine at Farmington commencement 10:30 a.m. University of Maine at Farmington will celebrate its 2011 commencement at an outdoor ceremony behind the UMF Olsen Student Center on the UMF campus. Theodora J. Kalikow, UMF president, and Allen Berger, vice president for academic affairs, will confer degrees to this year’s graduates, including the ﬁrst graduates of UMF’s Master of Science in Education — Educational Leadership degree program. “Bill McKibben, an American environmentalist, author, and educator will deliver the UMF Commencement address. McKibben, recognized by the Boston Globe as ‘probably the nation’s leading environmentalist,’ has written extensively about climate change and founded 350.org, a grassroots movement dedicated to help people across the globe become aware of the severe consequences of global warming to all of Earth’s inhabitants.” Jeffrey Lees, graduating senior with a double major in psychology and political science, from Vassalboro, will give the student address. Lees is an honors scholar and was inducted into Alpha Lambda Delta and Psi Chi, two academic honor societies.
West Kennebunk Kitten Shower 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Join Animal Welfare Society of West Kennebunk for the Kitten Shower. Animal Welfare Society, West Holland Road, West Kennebunk. Hosted by WMTW’s Shannon Moss, the event will include a Cat Photo Contest. Collect Kitten Shower Wish List items and on the day of the event all qualifying donations will be weighed. The winning individual/group will receive a tour of the Shelter and a Pizza Party. www.animalwelfaresociety.org
Eastern Promenade’s Pink Tulip Party noon to 3 p.m. Celebrate spring in a beautiful garden and help ﬁght cancer at Friends of the Eastern Promenade’s Pink Tulip Party at 23 St. Lawrence St. in Portland’s Munjoy Hill. “Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, drinks and music while you admire vibrant tulips and other blooming ﬂowers in Rob and Robin Whitten’s Munjoy Hill retreat. A minimum donation of $10 is suggested. All donations beneﬁt the Pink Tulip Project, which raises funds for the Women’s Cancer Fund at the Maine Cancer Foundation. Founded in 2006 by Robin Whitten, a breast cancer survivor, the Pink Tulip Project has raised more than $200,000 for the fund.” Please RSVP for the Pink Tulip Party by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Peace Corps 50th Anniversary Around the World Expo Celebration at Bowdoin College 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Bowdoin College Career Planning and the
Maine Peace Corps Association are working in tandem with the National Peace Corps Association and the Peace Corps Regional Recruitment Ofﬁce in Boston to bring the Peace Corps 50th Anniversary Around the World Expo Celebration to the Bowdoin College Campus. The Expo is one of a series of nine 50th anniversary expos held around the country in 2011. The Expo will highlight the work of the Peace Corps over the past 50 years, while seeking to engage RPCVs and inspire the next generation of volunteers. Expo tables will feature exhibits from Returned Peace Corps Volunteers work from around the world, RPCV involvement in the Maine community as a group and information on the Peace Corps as a whole. The event is free and open to the community.
‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch’ preview 2 p.m. The Scarborough Bull Moose (456 Payne Road) will present a preview of the cult glam-rock musical “Hedwig and the Angry Inch.” “Gene Dante and Maine native Lisa Van Oosterum, stars of the critically acclaimed 20022003 Boston production of Hedwig, will perform several stripped-down songs from the over-thetop musical at this free instore event. Hedwig and the Angry Inch tells the story of a ﬁctional rock band fronted by ‘internationally ignored song stylist’ Hedwig Schmidt, a fourth-wall smashing, transgendered, East German rock goddess who escaped Communist East Berlin only to land in a mid-western trailer park. In the show, Hedwig is on tour in the U.S. with her band, trailing a successful rock star who stole her songs and ditched her. Many of her songs are about her life, her loves and her botched sex change operation. Since its 1998 premiere, ‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch’ has been performed throughout the world and has developed a cult following similar to ‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show.’” Van Oosterum and Dante present the rock musical Hedwig at SPACE Gallery from May 13-May 21. The 2011 tour also includes stops in Boston and Provincetown, Mass. More information on the production can be found at www.angryinch.com.
‘Nostalgia for the Light’ at the PMA 2 p.m. “Nostalgia for the Light” screening at the Portland Museum of Art. Saturday, May 14, 2 p.m.; Sunday, May 15, 2 p.m. NR. “For his new ﬁlm, master director Patricio Guzmán, famed for his political documentaries (The Battle of Chile, The Pinochet Case), travels 10,000 feet above sea level to the driest place on earth, the Atacama Desert in Chile, where atop the mountains astronomers from all over the world gather to observe the stars. The sky is so translucent that it allows them to see right to the boundaries of the universe.”
Public bean supper in Old Orchard 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. The Masons of Orchard Lodge No. 215 in Old Orchard Beach will host a public bean supper at the Masonic Hall, 130 W. Grand Ave., Old Orchard Beach. The supper will feature all your favorites; baked beans, hot dogs, chopsuey, coleslaw, and a variety of desserts. The cost is $7 for adults and $3 for children under 12. For more information contact: Seth Dube (937-2062)
Rock N Bowl beneﬁt concert 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Maine Academy of Modern Music will be holding its annual Rock N Bowl beneﬁt concert at Yankee Lanes, 867 Riverside St., Portland. The event will feature performances by a number of the school’s teen rock ensembles including Static, Shift, Chrome, Average Suburban Housecats, Parenthesys, The OxyMorons, The KGT and MAMM SLAM Finalists, The Twisted Truth. Band members hail from Kennebunk, Windham, Freeport, Portland, South Portland, Scarborough, Cumberland, Falmouth and beyond. To promote the event, The OxyMorons will be performing live on FOX23’s Good Day Maine morning show Friday from 7-9 a.m.
Calamity Janes Maine Roller Derby action 6 p.m. Maine Roller Derby at the Portland Expo, Calamity Janes vs. Providence Killah Bees. Tickets $10 advance, $13 doors, $5 Kids 6-12, free for kids 5 and under. Afterparty at Empire Dine & Dance. The Janes are scheduled to take on the Queen City Cherry Bombs (June 4 at the Expo), Long Island Roller Rebels (June 19 at Happy Wheels) and Conn. Yankee Brutals (November in Waterbury). http:// www.mainerollerderby.com/news/ see next page
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Battered on road, Sea Dogs battle to escape conference cellar DAILY SUN STAFF REPORT MANCHESTER, N.H. — The Eastern Conference’s leading team, the New Hampshire Fisher Cats, used pitching to keep the Portland Sea Dogs in the conference cellar Wednesday. Joel Carreno (1-3) shut down the Eastern League’s best offense, holding the Sea Dogs to one hit over seven innings. Mike McDade provided the offense with a two-run home run, and the New Hampshire Fisher Cats wrapped up a series win with a 3-0 shutout of the Sea Dogs Wednesday afternoon. The Sea Dogs (11-19) are last in the Eastern Conference. New Hampshire (19-12) is first. Michael Lee (1-3) recorded the third straight quality start by a Portland starting pitcher, but couldn’t match what Carreno did for the Fisher Cats. Despite entering the game with a 6.28 earned run
average, Carreno used his entire arsenal, especially his slider to give Portland batters trouble. He faced only three batters in five of the seven innings he worked, allowing just one hit, a single by Chih-Hsien Chiang in the third. Carreno got out of his only jam that inning when Che-Hsuan Lin lined into a double play. He also struck out seven, and has recorded 28 punch-outs over his last 24 innings pitched. McDade’s two-run blast followed in short order in the fourth inning. The first baseman, celebrating his 22nd birthday, drove the pitch over the right field wall. It was McDade’s third round-tripper of the season and just one of two hits surrendered by Lee. The tall righty turned in his second quality start of the year, and third straight for the Sea Dogs. Lee pitched six innings, giving up two hits, including the big one to McDade. New Hampshire added the third run off Jeremy
Kehrt in the seventh inning. John Tolisano reached on a fielder’s choice, advanced to second on a ground out. Then, Yan Gomes drove a base hit back up the middle to score Tolisano. Gomes was thrown out at trying to reach second base, ending the inning. Evan Crawford and Alan Farina worked a scoreless inning each in support of Carreno. The Sea Dogs are in New Britain today for a fivegame series over four days with the Rock Cats. That series will feature the team’s first doubleheader of the year Saturday. The team returns to Hadlock Field Tuesday for a three-game series with the Reading Phillies. That night will be the fourth annual “All the Hair You Can Spare” event, allowing fans to donate their hair. Next Wednesday night will be Teacher Appreciation Night at the ballpark. For tickets, log on to www. seadogs.com or call 879-9500.
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Women in Harmony concert 7 p.m. The Maine Arts Commission has given the chorus an “Artists in Maine Communities” grant of more that $3,000 for its concert, Moving On: Immigration in Song. Choral Arts New England has also awarded the group an Alfred Nash Patterson grant of $1,000 toward the spring concert, Women in Harmony announced. Performances will take place on Saturday, May 14 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, May 15 at 4 p.m. at Woodfords Congregational Church in Portland. The concert will feature the premier of [F]light a borderlands song cycle by Maine choral composer and former chorus member Erica Quin-Easter. Quin-Easter, who lives in Caribou, has set to work the writings of two award-winning Arizona poets, Wendy Burk and Eric Magrane. As foundation for their work, the three artists met with naturalists, farmers, cultural workers and community advocates in the two border regions. Quin-Easter’s work is supported by a Maine Arts Commission Innovative Production grant. The composer and poets will hold a pre-concert conversation with interested audience members on both days. Now in its 18th year, Women in Harmony espouses a musical mission for social justice. Tickets go on sale May 1 at Longfellow Books, Starbird Music (Portland); Nonesuch Books (So. Portland). For more information about Women in Harmony, visit www.wihmaine.org.
Greater Freeport Community Chorus 7:30 p.m. Consisting of over 60 members from 22 Maine communities, the Greater Freeport Community Chorus will be performing a varied program in Spanish, Hebrew, Latin, English and Portugese, including Scottish airs, jazz, gospel, a whimsical song about two philosophical crows, and music by Mozart, Rutter, Dello Joio, and Lauridsen. The Saturday, May 14 performance will be at 7:30 p.m. at the Freeport Performing Arts Center at Freeport High School, and the 2:30 Sunday performance will be at the Sacred Heart Church at 326 Main Street, Yarmouth. Adult tickets are $10, seniors $5, and children under 12 free. Tickets may be purchased at the Freeport Community Center, Music and Moore in Topsham, or at the door. For more information about the chorus, go to www.gfccweb.org
‘Gershwin Girls!’ revue in Freeport 7:30 p.m. “Gershwin Girls!” is a Cabaret style musical revue featuring the songs of George and Ira Gershwin. The allfemale cast will sing many of the Gershwins’ most popular tunes, with narration about their lives in between songs. Conceived, written, and directed by Jon Wojciechowski Jr., and with musical direction by Charles Grindle. Performances are May 12 through May 29, Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $22.50 with discounts for seniors and students, and are available through Brown Paper Tickets. See www.freeportfactory.com. The Freeport Factory Theater is located at 5 Depot Street in downtown Freeport. 865-5505
Sunday, May 15 Southern Maine Heart Walk 8:30 a.m. Teams of families, friends and co-workers will take part in the American Heart Association’s Southern Maine Heart Walk. “The event’s goal is to raise $335,000 to support the AHA’s lifesaving research, education and advocacy efforts. Health screenings, guest survivor speakers, heart-healthy food, children’s activities (including a bounce house and rock wall), Hands-Only CPR demonstra-
tions, and other educational exhibits aim to inspire people to learn more about their risk for cardiovascular diseases and to improve their health.” Rain or shine at Payson Park, Ocean Avenue, Portland. 8:30 a.m. for Registration/Breakfast/Guest Speakers/9:30 a.m. for Walk around Back Cove. http://www.facebook.com/americanheartmaine
Big Garden Day at Congregation Bet Ha’am 9 a.m. Congregation Bet Ha’am, 81 Westbrook St., South Portland. “All are invited to our plant sale fundraiser, and to observe and help with the planting of the wheat and building of garden beds by our Congregation’s students. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Annual Plant Sale. A great selection of locally dug perennials, vegetable seedlings and shrubs all at great prices. 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. — Wheat Planting. The wheat planting will take place adjacent to the plant sale. Observe or help our students plant our very ﬁrst wheat crop. 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. — Build Raised Bed Gardens. Come join us for hands-on learning under the direction of the Cultivating Community. ... Last month’s Mystery of Matzah event explored the origins of wheat and the possibilities of growing it in our own back yards. We’ll be putting our new skills into practice by planting our very ﬁrst crop of wheat. Also, our annual plant sale will help raise money for our studentdriven vegetable garden project in partnership with Cultivating Community. Plant sale items are cash or check only, please.”
Curtis Willey Memorial 5K — Run for the Future
ers Pasta Dinner. A meatball and pasta fundraising dinner which includes bread, salad and dessert will be held at GR DiMillo’s Bayside, 118 Preble St. in Portland on Sunday, May 15 to beneﬁt the Portland High School Baseball team. There will be two seatings — 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Tickets will be available in advance and at the door for $10 per person. Children under 5 will be admitted for free with a paying adult. Please help support Portland High Baseball. For more information contact Tracey Scala at 232-0140 or email@example.com.
Doll tea party 1 p.m. Join Victoria Mansion for an elegant doll tea party at the Maine Irish Heritage Center, 34 Gray St. in Portland. Guests are invited to bring their dolls and enjoy a selection of fruit, tea sandwiches, and lemonade and participate in making crafts with designer Sandy Riley. There will be a selection of teas and scones provided by Nellie’s Tea of South Portland. Tea princesses will be crowned. There will be live music with classical guitarist, Brian Callaghan; doll display by Marion Bunton of N. Anson, Maine; party favors; door prizes and hand-crafted doll pillows and doll hats for each child. A self-guided tour of the historic Victoria Mansion at 109 Danforth Street follows the event. Tickets are $25, $20 (Victoria Mansion & Maine Irish Heritage Center members). Reserve your seat by calling 772-4841
Maine College of Art commencement
10 a.m. Finley Recreation Center, Portland Campus of University of New England. “On Sunday, May 15, 2011, the University of New England’s Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Student Council will host the ﬁrst, of what we hope to be an annual event, the Curtis Willey Memorial 5K — Run for the Future. This run/walk event is open to all and will begin and end at the Finley Recreation Center on the Portland Campus. All proceeds from the event will beneﬁt the Willey Children’s Education Fund. Curtis passed away unexpectedly on March 15, 2011, leaving behind his loving wife and three children. He was completing his ﬁrst year of the DPT program at UNE. Curtis was a man who touched many lives with his outgoing personality, energy for life, and unfailing kindness towards others. He was exceptionally devoted to his family, and spoke of them often with pride in his voice and a contagious smile on his face. He was also committed to his dream of becoming a physical therapist, and exempliﬁed all of the qualities that would have made him great at it. Curtis valued his opportunities to attain a higher education, and hoped to one day help his children do the same. The Wiley Memorial 5K event is intended to celebrate the life of an outstanding man, and to help continue Curtis’ dreams of higher education for his children.” http://www.une.edu
1 p.m. Maine College of Art will hold its 100th commencement exercises at on Sunday, May 15, 2011 at the State Theatre in Portland. The commencement marks the completion of the curriculum for 74 students in the undergraduate program who will receive Bachelor of Fine Art degrees and 11 students in the graduate program who will receive Master of Fine Art in Studio Art degrees. The commencement speaker is William Pope.L, a multi-disciplinary artist and educator. In 2002, Pope.L mounted eRacism, a solo exhibition in the Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art. The show was accompanied by a catalog, William Pope.L: The Friendliest Black Artist in America published by MIT Press. After providing early support, the National Endowment for the Arts denied funding for the exhibition. Additional funders stepped forward to support the traveling retrospective. As part of the exhibition, Pope.L worked with undergraduate students at MECA and the local community, conducting a public crawl that tested physical endurance and examined issues of power. He returned to the ICA at MECA in 2004 with his Black Factory, an art installation on wheels that invited the public to bring objects that represented blackness to be transformed into objects for sale. For more information, see www.meca.edu.
Vivid Motion, Inc. dance auditions
‘Horse-Drawn Summer Delivery Vehicles’
10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Vivid Motion, Inc., Portland’s “innovative and kinda quirky” dance company, is holding dance auditions for its upcoming summer show, “Sleeping Beauty,” at Warren Memorial Library, 479 Main St., Westbrook. No formal preparation needed; audition will be conducted in class style format. Many styles of dance will be included in this show, and dancers of all skill levels are welcome. This is a unique, updated all ages version of the classic fairy tale, and will be performed July 15-17 at Lucid Stage in Portland. FMI please visit www.vividmotion.org
1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Skyline Farm Carriage Museum, 95 The Lane, North Yarmouth, is hosting its new exhibit, “Horse-Drawn Summer Delivery Vehicles,’ from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. every Sunday from May 15 through Aug. 21, where the public can explore horse-drawn delivery vehicles commonly seen on Maine roads in the late 1800s through the early 1900s. Examples of what you’ll see are a Hay Wagon, Oil Delivery Wagon, Postal Buggy, Peddler’s Wagon, Grain Wagon, Hearse, and Pall Bearers’ Wagon. The exhibit also examines the inventions of Thomas Goodall and family who ran innovative factories that produced ﬁtted horse blankets and plush lap robes sold under the Chase label and employed thousands of Maine workers at Sanford Mills into the 1950’s. More than a dozen unusual hitching posts and small weights round out the display. Admission is free, but donations are gratefully accepted. For more information, please call Gregory Cuffey, 239-5782, or visit www.skylinefarm.org.
Julia Spencer-Fleming book signing 11:15 a.m. Book signing with Julia Spencer-Fleming, author of “One Was a Soldier,” the latest in the Clare Fergusson/ Russ Van Alstyne mystery series, at the Cathedral Shop, Cathedral Church of St. Luke, Portland, 772-5434.
PHS baseball boosters pasta dinner 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Portland High School Baseball Boost-
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Amid Boston’s gremlins, Heat takes series MIAMI (The New York Times) The we moved on.” Miami Heat, in the eyes of many, Wade, asked what he thought became the villainous symbol of trying James should have done, laughed to engineer a championship when and said, “Nope, can’t say that.” LeBron James announced he was forPaul Pierce missed a fall-away saking Cleveland to join Dwyane Wade jumper at the end of regulation. and Chris Bosh. In overtime, James buried a shot If the union of James, Wade and from deep in the corner with Bosh was ever to be considered anyPierce draped over him. Wade thing more than a soulless marriage buried another clutch shot. Then of convenience, Miami would have to Bosh made a spectacular tip-in to win a blood-and-guts game on the road seal the victory and, as it turned against an opponent that had been out, the series. the source of many nightmares for the The Heat closed out Boston on Heat’s leading characters. Wednesday. James never predicted The Heat did that Monday by defeatthat he would bring a title to South ing Boston in overtime. Beach; that assumption was made On Wednesday, Miami cemented its for him. place in history, beating the Celtics But James and Wade knew there 97-87. Boston ended its playoff run. was something special about winThe Heat advanced. Miami won the ning in Boston on Monday night. series 4-1. “It was a huge game; I looked at The Celtics regularly beat up on it as probably one of the biggest Bosh when he was with the Raptors; games of my career,” James said. James’s and Wade’s failures in Boston “D-Wade had lost 11 straight in Glen Davis of the Boston Celtics inbounds the ball against the New York Knicks during Game Two of the Eastern are legendary. this building, I haven’t had much Conference Quarterﬁnals in the 2011 NBA Playoffs at the TD Garden in Boston. On Wednesday, the Celtic’s playoff In the third quarter of Game 3 Sat- run ended with a 97-87 loss to the Miami Heat. (Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images) success in this building, so we put urday, Wade wrestled Rajon Rondo to a lot of pressure on ourselves to out, James and Wade stood near midcourt. Wade was the floor and dislocated his left elbow. come out and do whatever it took giving James an earful. Given his headaches at TD Rondo made a stirring return to start the fourth to help our team win this ballgame.” Garden — Wade had lost 11 straight games — you quarter, during which he stole the ball from Bosh In sports, the most significant deeds of a champicould only imagine what he was saying: I’m tired of and raced for a breakaway dunk as the Celtics onship season are not recorded on a statistical sheet. losing to these cats. Why can’t you pass the ball? You cruised to a 97-81 victory. James is sensitive to this dimension of team sports. don’t always have to do it by yourself. On Monday, the gremlins in Boston appeared After Game 4, Wade spoke about the attention James, asked about the conversation, said: ready to strike again when James lost the ball with that he and James received and their importance to “D-Wade came to me and told me what he thought I 19.5 seconds left and the score tied, 86-86. winning a championship. “This team will go as far should have did before I turned the ball over. Then As the Celtics were mapping out a play in a timeas us three take us,” Wade said.