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FREE Stephen Tharp, concert organist and acclaimed recording artist, acquaints himself with the Kotzschmar Organ on Monday prior to an organ concert tonight at 7:30 p.m. at Merrill Auditorium. The Kotzschmar Organ, named after Hermann Kotzschmar, a Portland organist and music teacher who died in 1908, draws world-class artists to Portland. The organ is targeted for nearly $2.6 million in renovations. (DAVID CARKHUFF PHOTO)

Keeping your cool during a hot streak See Bob Higgins’ column on page 4

Why we should legalize marijuana See John Frary’s column on page 4

Keys to repairing the Kotzschmar Ticket surcharge, donations eyed to fund historic organ’s renovation BY DAVID CARKHUFF THE PORTLAND DAILY SUN

A surcharge on tickets for shows at Merrill Auditorium as well as a private fundraising effort are being weighed to pay for almost $2.6 million in repairs and renovations to the Kotzschmar Organ, a nearly

century-old pipe organ that weighs in at 50 tons and boasts over 6,800 pipes. “We’re going to renovate it,” said Kathleen Grammer, executive director of the Friends of the Kotzschmar Organ, a nonprofit group that schedules organ concerts and tends to the historic instrument. “The

organ has been moved twice in its lifetime, and it’s going to be 100 years old in 2012.” The Kotzschmar Organ — named for Hermann Kotzschmar, a Portland organist and music teacher who died in 1908 — is exhibiting “metal fatigue” in its pipes, and see ORGAN page 8

New Back Cove trail connection moving forward BY CASEY CONLEY THE PORTLAND DAILY SUN

A trail connection linking the Back Cove to Marginal Way that's been in funding limbo for the past two years is finally moving forward. Funding for the roughly $200,000 project is included

“It will connect people to the Back Cove more directly and easily from the Bayside area, where there are an awful lot of people living and working.” — John Duncan of PACTS as part of eight projects included in a 2011 work plan with funding from city, state

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Ready to Swim 103 Miles With the Sharks KEY WEST, Fla. — Any day now, Diana Nyad will set out to do something no athlete has ever done: swim all day and all night, then all day and all night, then all day again. She will swim about 60 hours in the churning sea, 103 miles across the Straits of Florida from Cuba to Key West. Every hour and a half, she will stop to tread water for a few minutes as she swallows a liquid mixture of predigested protein and eats an occasional bit of banana or dollop of peanut butter. She will most likely hallucinate and endure the stings of countless jellyfish. Along the way, sea salt will swell her tongue to cartoonish proportions and rub her skin raw. “She is up against the most outlandish, outrageous, unbelievable physical endurance activity of, certainly, my lifetime,” said Steven Munatones, a champion open-water swimmer who runs the organization Open Water Source and will serve as an independent observer during Ms. Nyad’s swim. “I can’t imagine being in the ocean for 60 hours. I can’t imagine doing anything for 60 hours. It is inconceivable. It simply is.” “Especially,” he added, “at her age.” Her age is 61. Ms. Nyad attempted this swim once before, unsuccessfully, in 1978 at the age of 28. She swam inside a shark cage for 41 hours 49 minutes until the raucous weather and powerful current pushed her far off course and she was forced to give up. She had traveled only 50 miles. (One year later, she swam 102 miles from Bimini, in the Bahamas, to Jupiter, Fla., without a shark cage. She still holds the record for the world’s longest ocean swim.)

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Across U.S., budget talks stir pessimism BY JESSE MCKINLEY THE NEW YORK TIMES

SAN FRANCISCO — On Friday morning, President Obama insisted that he completely understood how the American people — a phrase he mentioned more than two dozen times — felt about the slow pace of negotiations over the debt ceiling. “For the general public — I’ve said this before, but I just want to reiterate — this is not some abstract issue,” the president said in a news conference at the White House, adding that he knew that the American people “expect more.” “They expect,” he said, “that we actually try to solve this problem.” But, as Yoda once said, there is a profound difference between try and do. And a quick, informal selection of voices from across the country over the weekend found both pessimism and cynicism about the state of negotiations in Washington, resignation about the partisan jousting and more confusion than conniption about what exactly will happen if the president and his Republican opponents cannot

make a deal to raise the debt ceiling by Aug. 2. And neither side, they say, looks good. “They’re all boneheads,” said Steve Ruzika, 55, an entrepreneur from Boca Raton, Fla., who added that while he is politically conservative, he is fed up with both ends of the political spectrum. “This has been brewing for a long time,” Mr. Ruzika said. “They should have solved it before now.” Indeed, the drama of whether the government will raise the debt ceiling (to the chagrin of some conservatives demanding tighter financial belts) or allow it to remain as is (to the horror of the administration and economists who predict financial ruin) seemed largely lost on a populace involved in more pressing — and more pleasant — summer distractions. “I have no interest in it,” said Stephanie Perone, an assistant at a financial services company in San Francisco, who was drinking wine with a friend during Friday’s happy hour. “It’s just the same thing over and over.”

And while the spats between the president and the House majority leader, Eric Cantor, Republican of Virginia, may have electrified fans of inside-the-Beltway action, Ms. Perone said there were few, if any, audience members around her office’s water cooler. “I think that they’re talking more about the Casey Anthony trial,” she said. Mr. Obama acknowledged as much on Friday, saying, “The American people are not interested in the reality TV aspects of who said what and did somebody’s feelings get hurt.” “That may be good for chatter in this town,” he added. “It’s not something that folks out in the country are obsessing about.” Polls seem to echo the assertions that Americans have other things on their minds. According to a New York Times/ CBS News poll conducted in late June, the economy and employment continue to dominate the public’s attention, as the president also suggested on Friday, with the budget deficit lagging well behind.

Worries over urban blight: Cities report surge in graffiti BY ADAM NAGOURNEY THE NEW YORK TIMES

SANTA MONICA, Calif. — Fresh blotches of graffiti decorate the backs of street signs here near the ocean. Tags have popped up on guardrails along the dirt trails near Griffith Park across town. There are, almost daily, fresh splashes on walls in the San Fernando Valley, on downtown Los Angeles buildings and on billboards along the highways. And Los Angeles does not appear to be alone in grappling with a recent upsurge in graffiti, which is turning up in some unlikely places. A bumper crop of scrawls is blossoming in many modest-size communities across the country — in places like Florence, Ala.; Bernalillo County, N.M.; Taylors, S.C.; and in larger cities like Nashville and Portland, Ore. — even as major cities like Chicago, Denver, New York and Seattle say vigilant antigraffiti campaigns have spared them thus far. “It’s popped up all of a sudden in the last six months,” said Tim Sandrell, the owner of Safari Adventures in Hair in Florence. “I’ve been downtown for 10 years, and I’m really disappointed that we are seeing this kind of activity. We have a beautiful city and an historic city, and it’s really upsetting to me seeing this going on.” The upturn has prompted concern among city officials and renewed a debate about whether glorifying such displays — be it in museum exhibits, tattoos or television advertisements — contributes to urban blight and economic decay. But it is also stirring a debate about what is causing this recent surge and whether it might be an early indicator that anxiety

“We clean it up every week, and every week they always come back and put up ‘Welcome to L.A.’” — Bobby Velasco, the graffiti supervisor for Bernalillo County, N.M. and alienation are growing in some struggling urban areas in the face of stubborn unemployment and the lingering effects of the recession. The latest statistics from Los Angeles, where the unemployment rate was 11 percent in May, attest to a widening problem: the city removed 35.4 million square feet of graffiti for the fiscal year that ended June 30, an 8.2 percent jump over last year, city officials said. “We’ve seen the amount of graffiti go up yearly,” said Paul Racs, the director of the Office of Community Beautification. Tim Francis, a supervisor for the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina, said there had been a rash of tagging on park signs, underpasses and the parkway. Rangers have set up surveillance, but the length of the highway in Mr. Francis’s jurisdiction — 165 miles, stretching from Boone to Cherokee — and the furtiveness of the graffiti writers makes catching them daunting. “We are seeing tagging anywhere and everywhere,” Mr. Francis said. “Summertime, kids are out of school. Idle hands.” In Bernalillo County, which includes Albuquerque, graffiti complaints in June jumped to 300, from 84 in April. “It just keeps coming up, little by little,” said Bobby Velasco, the county’s graffiti

supervisor. “We’ve covered more this year so far than we did last year.” A metal recycling center is a favorite target, Mr. Velasco said. “We clean it up every week, and every week they always come back and put up ‘Welcome to L.A.,’ ” he said. In Portland, officials said taggers from other communities were defacing their property. “We’re arresting more people from out of town,” said Marcia Dennis, the city’s graffiti abatement coordinator. “For every one we get cleaned up, something else takes its place.” The upsurge comes as cities like Los Angeles, struggling with budget cuts, have trimmed graffiti fighting programs; the $7.1 million budget for graffiti eradication last year was cut 6.5 percent in the budget that took effect July 1. But cities like Santa Monica have not cut back, and have still had an upsurge, suggesting other factors are at play. Some officials, like Mr. Francis, say it is a symptom of summer recess, a tough economy that has left many teenagers out of work and a general sense of anxiety and malaise. “People know the cops aren’t around or they are working on other stuff,” said Bobby Shriver, a member of the Santa Monica City Council. Neighborhood leaders and law enforcement officials also blamed what they call a glamorization of graffiti, reflected by a new graffiti exhibit at the Sunset Marquis Hotel in West Hollywood, even after an earlier furor over a full-fledged graffiti exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art.


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Richard C. Moran, 83 SCARBOROUGH — Richard C. Moran, 83, of Scarborough, died unexpectedly Saturday, July 16, 2011 at his residence. He was born on March 26, 1928, a son of Edward J. and Clara M. Crangle Moran. Richard was a 1946 graduate of South Portland High School. Following high school, Richard served in the Army and was stationed in Japan for 19 months. When he returned home he began working as a carpenter with his father and Uncle Joe. He later

accepted a position as a mail handler with the post office. He retired as an Assistant Superintendent at the post office. On Nov. 10, 1951, he married the former Barbara R. Lamb at St. Andre’s Church in Biddeford. Richard was a member of the VFW Post No. 832 of South Portland, The Eagles Club of Scarborough, and was a member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary. For several years he was a volunteer with the Scarborough Police Department and had owned a boat and enjoyed boating on Casco Bay. Richard was predeceased by a son Martin Moran on May 22, 2009. He is survived by his beloved wife Barbara of Scarborough; three daughters, Janna Vanier of Farmington, Susan Martin and her husband Joe of Burnt Hills, N.Y., Carol Moran of Yar-

mouth; two sons, Robert Moran and his companion Brenda Hall of South Portland, Richard Moran and his wife Kimberley of Scarborough; a sister Dorothy McHugh of Hoboken, Delaware; a brother Thomas Moran and his wife Gertrude of Lakeland, Florida; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visiting hours will be held 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Conroy-Tully Crawford South Portland Chapel, 1024 Broadway, South Portland. Prayers will be recited 9:15 a.m. Thursday at the South Portland Chapel followed by a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Maximilian Kolbe Church 150 Black Point Road, Scarborough. Burial with military rites will follow at New Calvary Cemetery, South Portland. Online condolences may be sent to: www. ctcrawford.com.

‘Complete Streets’ multi-use approach the focus of July 25 public presentation DAILY SUN STAFF REPORT Portland’s Department of Public Services and Planning and Urban Development will host a public presentation on the concept of “Complete Streets,” facilitated by experts from the National Complete Streets Coalition. The meeting is 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday, July 25, at the Portland Public Library, Rines Auditorium. Complete Streets is a transportation policy that calls for the construction, maintenance and operation of roads that are accessible to all users, including motorists, pedestrians, bicyclists and transit riders, the city reported. The event will include a presentation on the fundamentals of Complete Streets, as well as strategies utilized in other cities with an opportunity for the public to discuss and provide feedback on the policy. This March, the Portland City Council passed a resolution endorsing the Complete Streets principles and directed the mayor to create a Complete Streets Working Group. “By providing the necessary infrastructure to encourage multiple modes of travel, Complete Streets better serve people of all ages and abilities, reduce motor vehicle congestion, encourage physical activity, and decrease individual transportation costs,” the city reported. “Portland’s resolution sup-

ports existing policy and planning efforts, including Healthy Portland, the Safe Routes to School program, the Portland Comprehensive Plan, and the city’s sustainability goals. The Complete Streets presentation is funded by a technical assistance grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, under the agency’s Sustainable Communities Building Blocks Program, awarded to the city earlier this year. A working group appointed by the mayor will incorporate feedback from this meeting in the creation of a draft policy to be considered by the City Council later in the year.” Complete Streets is one of a string of traffic-related initiatives, including a Congress Street Bus Priority Corridor; recent study and redesign of Franklin Street; and ongoing analysis of Forest Avenue. For more information on Complete Streets, visit the website of the National Coalition for Complete Streets at www.completestreets. org. A copy of Portland’s Complete Streets resolution can be found at www.portlandmaine.gov/orders/FY10-11/resolve9.pdf. For information about this month’s presentation, contact Bruce Hyman, Bicycle and Pedestrian Program Coordinator at the City of Portland Public Services Department (email bhyman@portlandmaine.gov or phone 874-8833).

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Westbrook police operation nabs car burglary suspects DAILY SUN STAFF REPORT Following a number of motor vehicle burglaries in the Cinemagic Theatre parking lot on County Road in Westbrook, a Westbrook Police surveillance operation yielded three arrests on Friday night, police reported. After plain-clothes officers observed a group of youths entering cars parked in the lot at about 9 p.m., they detained and arrested 19-year-old Ayub A. Hersi, 18-year-old Mohamed A. Ali, and 18-year-old Munye A. Mohamed, all of Portland,

Westbrook police reported. All three were booked into the Cumberland County Jail on charges of burglary to a motor vehicle. Ayub Hersi was also charged with refusing to submit to arrest. "As with most of the motor vehicle burglaries the Westbrook Police investigate, the suspects were targeting unlocked cars," police noted in a press release. "The Westbrook Police encourage everyone to help protect your property by always locking your car doors and keeping valuables out of plain view."

Joseph E. Gray Jr. Trail commemorated as link of downtown, Eastern Prom DAILY SUN STAFF REPORT The Portland City Council was scheduled to vote on a resolution calling for the naming of the Portland trail connecting the city’s downtown with the Eastern Promenade Trail, the Joseph E. Gray Jr. Trail, in honor of the more than four decades of public service Gray gave to the city, a city press release repoted. At a ceremony

Monday afternoon, the trail marker, a granite threshold, also was officially unveiled to the public. “Without question the city is a better, more connected and engaged community as a result of Joe’s commitment to the residents and businesses who call Portland home,” Portland Mayor Nicholas Mavodones said. Gray first joined the city as a city planner for the Model Cities Program

in 1969. During the next 40 years of public service, he served as project director for the Model Cities Program, deputy director of the Portland Renewal Authority and later as Director of the Department of Planning and Urban Development. Ultimately he rose to the highest administrative position within city government, city manager and served in this capacity for the past decade. During his career,

Gray helped shepherd the creation of the Shoreway Access Plan which called for the construction of a network of trails throughout the city from the Eastern Promenade to the Presumpscot River, beginning with the construction of a hiking and jogging path around Back Cove, the city noted. The Joseph E. Gray, Jr. Trail will be marked on Commercial Street near the intersection with India Street


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Why we should legalize marijuana I had two major advantages of almost thinking on the subject had been formed every other candidate running for Conby a lengthy discussion published by the gress in 2008. First, I was too old to start a conservative magazine National Review political career. Second, I had no reasonable over a decade earlier. The participants in prospect of winning. An obscure retired this discussion had all been drug warriors academic drudge running as a Republican in their careers, and all had concluded by against a three-term incumbent in what personal experience that the new prohipromised to be, and became, a disastrous bition was an expensive and destructive Republican year. The chance of victory was failure. microscopically slim. It was clear from the Let’s be clear. These men had all ––––– start that electoral success rested precaribelieved in the War on Drugs. They all ously on the hope that Rep. Mike Michaud Guest Columnist worked hard to win it. They recognized would defect to North Korea with topfailure, saw no prospect of future success, secret plans for a turbo-charged fork-lift. and saw no point in continuing on the You see the advantage? I was free to say whatsame course. ever I wished, in whatever language I chose to The economics of the problem was explained by use, about any issue that came up I was under no the Nobel Prize winning economist, Prof. Milton pressure to make any promises. I have never taken Friedman. Go after the producers, transporters, the trouble to examine every political campaign in wholesalers, and retailer — fine them, arrest them, that year, but I’m pretty confidant in declaring that imprison them, shoot them. You reduce supply; I was the only person running for federal office in demand remains stable, prices go up, profits go up. the whole United States who was free to exercise his New producers, wholesalers, etc. are attracted by First Amendment rights without inhibition. the rising profits. You are back where you started. So it came to pass that I was on the MPBN stateLos Angeles Police Chief, Darryl Gates (1926-2010) wide radio show with A.J. Higgins, Paul LePage's understood that the problem was demand, not favorite nemesis, when one of the caller’s demanded supply. His solution addressed it head on. Incarcerto know where I stood on legalization of marijuana. ate, execute, flog the consumers regularly and on a I has given no previous thought to making pot an large scale, he advised, and that — and only that — “issue” but I replied that I that I supported legalizapromised to reduce the trade in drugs. tion and felt the time had come to review and reconA lot of people assumed that I was taking a libersider the whole “War on Drugs.” tarian position about the war on drugs, that drug This is not the answer the caller expected to hear consumption and addiction are entirely private from a conservative Republican candidate. Ric Tyler matters. Actually, I never felt the need to get into and George Hale at WVOM immediately invited me the philosophical question. A conservative can conto explain my thinking on their show. Actually my clude that the human race really doesn’t need yet

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another means of evading or numbing reality and blotting out reality. But there are no good grounds for persisting in failure. A prolonged and persistent effort had been made. Civil rights have been strained, jails and penitentiaries stuffed full, hundreds of billions of dollars spent, immense police resources committed. No victory in sight. It falls to those who want to keep this war going to explain either how much they are willing to spend to maintain the present stalemate and for how long, or how they think victory can be achieved at last despite the iron laws of supply and demand that Prof. Friedman explained. I understand the objection that legalization is another example of what the late Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan, D-N.Y., called “defining deviancy down,” but that has already happened in the minds of millions of Americans. That is why marijuana will be legalized in the not too distant future. Career politicians like Mike Michaud will hunker down (as he did in 2008) and wait for a sufficient number of legalization referendums to pass. Then when they figure it’s safe they climb aboard the band wagon. The wider war on drugs (e.g. cocaine) will be far harder to abandon than marijuana skirmishes. The cost of abandoning it will be hard to bear, but the fact remains: there is no victory in sight. (Professor John Frary of Farmington is a former U.S. congressional candidate and retired history professor, a board member of Maine Taxpayers United and an associate editor of the International Military Encyclopedia, and can be reached at: jfrary8070@ aol.com.)

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Keeping your cool So here we are, in the midst of the heat wave. Over the weekend, the heat was downright oppressive on a level usually compared to bananna republic governments. That got the old brain to a bit of late night churning, about the best ways to beat the heat. Certainly, complaining about the heat is as much a part of summer as moaning about the shoveling in winter. Unlike hiring someone to do the heavy winter lifting, it’s highly impractical to hire someone to follow you around with fans all day, not to mention expensive. So here it is, the annual compendium of the best ways to beat the heat in the city. Nothing beats a good dip in the ocean. There are those who wade in slowly, and others who charge into the water like they are being chased by a swarm of angry bees. Both methods to me seem to slow in the overall cooling effect. I’m a jumper. Whether it be from the dock at Peaks, the Maine State Pier,

Bob Higgins ––––– Daily Sun Columnist or the rocks at East End Beach, nothing beats the quick plunge. The pier has always been my favorite, since you have that few second fall to the water to let the inevitable “oh.crap.oh.crap” fly through your brain before hitting the icy water. There are beach people, and lake people. Hard to be a fan of both, as the lake at times warms up to that tepid bath-water temperature. I’ve always done more of the beach thing, since the lake is too far to walk. One notorious hot summer day, I biked to Raymond beach. Then had to bike back. I should have a cardiologist on stand-by if I ever decide to try that again. Three or four times a week, there is a good opportunity for

an early afternoon cool-off. You have to watch the schedule posted on the city website fairly close, but the Portland Ice arena has a “public skating” session three to four times a week. If you claim old hokey ankle injuries, it’s still a good location to hang out with a book for an hour. Depending on your level of levity at work, an ice-water filled squirtgun can come in quite handy. Last week, at the day job which usually hovers around 100 degrees, there was a full blown exchange of border fire. Peace talks were declared around the time I went looking for a bucket. Funny how a small exchange can suddenly go nuclear. Hanging out at the library is always a quick way to beat the heat. Many of the local small art galleries seem to have splurged on AC as well, so a quick jaunt into many of them is good for a quick few minutes of cooling. Though your pets may love you, it’s time to explain to both cat and see HIGGINS page 5


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Debt debate ignores one idea: a commission “The fact that we are here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the U.S. Government can’t pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government’s reckless fiscal policies. … Increasing America’s debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that ‘the buck stops here.’ Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better.” Senator Barack Obama, on the floor of the U.S. Senate, March 20, 2006 I realize things have now changed and the good Senator from Illinois is now the President of the United States; however, I think it is important to note that when Senator Obama made this statement, the Congress was looking at raising the debt ceiling from 8.1 trillion dollars to 8.8 trillion dollars, a sum that at that time, staggered the folks that were paying attention. Today, the Congress and the President are seeking to raise the debt ceiling

Ray Richardson ––––– Daily Sun Columnist from 14.5 trillion dollars to 17 trillion dollars, which essentially doubles the U.S. debt in about six years. Let’s face it ... government spending in today’s America is out-of-control. We can slice and dice that statement all we want, but at the end of the day, our government simply spends too much money. The proof in that statement lies at the heart of the debate going on in Washington, D.C. and the proof is found in our nation’s 14 plus trillion dollars in actual debt. We take in about 2 trillion dollars a year in tax revenue, but we are spending close to 3.5 trillion dollars on a wide variety of programs. This means that we are borrowing almost 40 cents of every dollar we spend; a formula that almost everyone agrees is not sustainable. So, what do we do about it? The truth is, if our nation was really serious about getting our finances

in order, the President would form a Blue Ribbon Commission that examined every program and department the federal government is involved in. This commission would do an analysis that asks the following questions: A) what is the mission of this department or program; B) is this mission still relevant and necessary; C) is this department or program meeting its mission; D) what are the consequences of eliminating this department or mission? Using the above criteria, the commission would evaluate every department and program of the federal government and then make a recommendation as to its fate. This recommendation would be presented in much the same fashion as the Brac Commission (which dealt with closing our military bases), leaving Congress and the President very little wiggle room regarding the commission’s recommendations. While many tout that such analysis is routinely done, the reality is, it is almost never done. We do this work while simultaneously adopting a Balanced Budget Amendment that requires the United States government to do what most every other state legislature must do, balance their state budgets. The proposal currently making its way around

the Capitol is a good foundation and its adoption would be a clear signal to those who buy American debt that we are serious about our financial situation. America needs a serious, comprehensive financial overhaul. Our tax code makes little sense, with its exceptions and loopholes that defy logic. We should phase out the entire tax code over a five- to seven-year period and adopt a national consumption tax as a means to fund our government. A consumption tax is good for our economy long-term and it eliminates the ability of Congress and the President to use the tax code to reward or punish specific industries. These changes will not be easy. Special interest groups will rise up in opposition and fight to the death over some of these changes. That said, these changes are in the best longterm interest of the United States of America and we must begin to address them. (Ray <span>Richardson</span> is a political activist and the host of “The Ray and Ted Show,” weekdays from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. on WLOB 95.5/1310; 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. on WPME TV. www.wlobradio.com.)

Letting banks off the hook didn’t help the economy Ever since the current economic crisis began, it has seemed that five words sum up the central principle of United States financial policy: go easy on the bankers. This principle was on display during the final months of the Bush administration, when a huge lifeline for the banks was made available with few strings attached. It was equally on display in the early months of the Obama administration, when President Obama reneged on his campaign pledge to “change our bankruptcy laws to make it easier for families to stay in their homes.” And the principle is still operating right now, as federal officials press state attorneys general to accept a very modest settlement from banks that engaged in abusive mortgage practices. Why the kid-gloves treatment? Money and influence no doubt play their part; Wall Street is a huge source of campaign donations, and agencies that are supposed to regulate banks often end up

Paul Krugman ––––– The New York Times serving them instead. But officials have also argued at each point of the process that letting banks off the hook serves the interests of the economy as a whole. It doesn’t. The failure to seek real mortgage relief early in the Obama administration is one reason we still have 9 percent unemployment. And right now, the arguments that officials are reportedly making for a quick, bank-friendly settlement of the mortgage-abuse scandal don’t make sense. Before I get to that, a word about the current state of the mortgage mess. Last fall, we learned that many mort-

gage lenders were engaging in illegal foreclosures. Most conspicuously, “robosigners” were attesting that banks had the required documentation to seize homes without checking to see whether they actually had the right to do so — and in many cases they didn’t. How widespread and serious were the abuses? The answer is that we don’t know. Nine months have passed since the robosigning scandal broke, yet there still hasn’t been a serious investigation of its reach. That’s because states, suffering from severe budget troubles, lack the resources for a full investigation

— and federal officials, who do have the resources, have chosen not to use them. Instead, these officials are pushing for a settlement with mortgage companies see KRUGMAN page 6

When leaping off the pier, watch the currents and know your limits HIGGINS from page 4

dog in fairly direct terms (again, squirt gun) that they are not sleeping with you on the bed. Nothing makes the sweat rise faster than waking to find yourself under a lump of fur. Over the weekend, it was quite entertaining to watch all three of the cats at home duke it out for the prime real estate under the living room ceiling fan. I would be remiss if I didn’t mention the Kiwanis pool. There I did it. Am I off the hook now? Lighten your load. It is a rare occasion when you see me walking around town without the laptop bag. It is usually filled with copies of the paper, story notes, laptop, voice recorder, camera, pens and paper, lunch, beer, a spare shirt, and quite

possibly a map to buried treasure. Seriously, there are days when I fear digging deep into the bag for fear of finding a lost civilization. Cut down on the amount of junk you’re porting around, or hire a team of sherpas. For those that do take my advice about a plunge off the pier, a few quick notes. Do it on the incoming tide, or risk being carried out to the islands. Many of the old steel ladders on the pier are now blocked off by docks, so make sure you’re strong enough to pull yourself out of the water. Also, bring a group of people for the big jump. One will always chicken out, and that person is now drafted for duty. They get to hold all the towels, wallets, watches, cell phones, and house keys. Nothing is worse than coming back from your quick dip to

find your apartment keys are now entertaining the lobsters at the bottom of the bay, and your cell phone is good only for calling Nemo. Sleeping outside on the porch works, if you have a porch, and a few buckets of insect repellent to douse yourself with before you attempt it. If not, Maine’s microscopic bird, the black fly, might carry you off in the middle of the night. There are more ways to keep your cool, but they must be kept secret, like fishing holes where the big fish live, and secret hunting camps. If not, they become too crowded. (Bob Higgins is a regular contributor to The Portland Daily Sun. Contact him at typingmonkey1@ gmail.com.)


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The dangers of ‘Caylee’s Law’ It was once suggested, as a a crime not to report a child’s general rule of staying alive, death within one or two hours. never to fly on an airline If such a law had been in effect named after a state or the in Florida three years ago, owner. As a general rule of Anthony might have gotten a sound government, it’s also a lengthy sentence despite the good idea never to enact a law murder acquittal. named after a person. PersonIt seems to have gone alizing criminal law usually unnoticed that she did get a stems from fruitless outrage lengthy sentence — one year at a freakish event. each on four counts of lying ––––– Plenty of legislators are to law enforcement officers, ignoring that risk. Their proalmost all of which (with Creators posals, all going by the name credit for good behavior) she Syndicate “Caylee’s Law,” are an underhad already served. Florida standable response to the can blame itself for leniency acquittal of Casey Anthony of killing on that offense. If she had given her her 2-year-old daughter. Swearing false statements to a federal investiwhen you stub your toe is also undergator, Anthony could have incurred standable, which doesn’t mean it will five years in prison per lie. do your toe the slightest good. For people given to homicide, the It remains an open question proposed change would have zero whether Anthony committed murder, deterrent effect. If Anthony was willbut even if she didn’t, she was guilty of ing to overlook the laws against shocking malfeasance. What mother murder, she would not have been faswho had nothing to hide would fail tidious in complying with a reporting to report her toddler missing for 31 rule. days? The sponsors think that alone The point of these measures is retconstitutes criminal neglect. ribution against a single villain who So in some 20 states, bills have been allegedly escaped the severe penintroduced making it a felony not to alty she deserved. But a law specifireport a child’s disappearance within cally aimed at preventing a repeat a given time — eight hours, 24 hours of today’s notorious case will almost or 48 hours. Some would also make it certainly be irrelevant to the shocking

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crime of tomorrow. In these instances, the unforeseen and surprising are the norm. From the push for Caylee’s Law, you might assume the problem with American justice is that there are not enough criminal laws on the books. In fact, there are some 4,400 such statutes at the federal level alone, on top of thousands more enacted by the states. So pervasive are the prohibitions that journalist and lawyer Harvey Silverglate titled a book “Three Felonies a Day” to suggest how often an ordinary person may unwittingly risk imprisonment. If there is anything prosecutors lack, it’s not grounds on which to investigate or indict citizens. Targeting parents who fail to report missing kids on a governmentapproved schedule will probably accomplish nothing useful. Conscientious adults with grounds for concern already call the cops. But the change would burden police with trivial cases that would soon resolve themselves. Already kids are reported missing at the rate of more than half a million a year, usually because they run away or neglect to tell parents where they are. A 2002 Justice Department study noted that “all but a very small percentage are recovered fairly quickly.”

But a mother whose son has a habit of absconding and reappearing could go to prison for exercising sensible patience. A divorced dad whose ex-wife gets angry when he’s tardy returning the kids from a weekend outing could give new meaning to “custodial parent.” Cops, meanwhile, would be swamped with cases that are beyond their capacity to investigate and don’t need investigating. Northwestern University law professor Ronald Allen says parents with rebellious adolescents “will go to the police, and the police will say, ‘This is the fourth time, right?’ And the cops will do nothing.” Or maybe they won’t. But if they leap to locate all the absentees whose parents previously would not have seen the need to report them, police will have less time to focus on the few missing children who need urgent action. These measures are good for channeling anger about something horrible that can’t be undone. But put them aside until passions have cooled, and chances are they will not be missed. (Steve Chapman blogs daily at newsblogs.chicagotribune.com/steve_ chapman.)

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THE PORTLAND DAILY SUN, Tuesday, July 19, 2011— Page 7

Sauschuck tapped to serve as interim police chief BY MATTHEW ARCO AND DAVID CARKHUFF THE PORTLAND DAILY SUN

Portland's assistant police chief was appointed Monday night as the department's new top commander on an interim basis beginning Aug. 1. Mike Sauschuck will serve as acting chief once Chief James Craig leaves the department. Craig, who came to Portland in May 2009 after more than two decades with the Los Angeles Police Department, announced in June his plans to take a position as Cincinnati's new police chief. Sauschuck, a 14-year veteran of the Portland Police Department, said Monday he's looking forward to accepting the role. "I'm very excited. I'm honored Sauschuck to be the acting chief," Sauschuck said in an interview. "The chief has done an incredible job over the last couple of years ... (and) we're focused, in the next couple of weeks, to working with the chief. "The chief is still working hard and will be until the minute he leaves," Sauschuck continued. At Monday's City Council meeting, Ed Suslovic, chair of the public safety committee, said he was pleased that Sauschuck was available as a candi-

date for acting chief, noting the public safety challenges in Portland. Councilor Kevin Donoghue said he was pleased with the public-safety initiatives brought forward by Craig but that he became impressed as well with Sauschuck. In particular, he recalled a recent meeting on Peaks Island where Sauschuck "managed the room" and dealt with the crowd with a friendly demeanor. "We're very blessed to have you in our community," Dory Waxman said to Sauschuck. She, likewise, praised Craig's initiatives, and she said, "I hope Mike Sauschuck stays here a long time as our chief." Councilor Jill Duson, while echoing the praise of others, differed from some other speakers by urging a competitive search, noting the size of the city. "I think we should do a competitive hire," she said. Councilor Dave Marshall said, "I'm still listening to constituents regarding (the new chief hiring process)," but embraced Sauschuck as acting chief. Mayor Nick Mavodones said that Monday night was not the time for the broader discussion, saying, "It's really not about the process for hiring a fulltime chief." But Mavodones also cited Sauschuck's qualifications to be acting chief, saying, "I'm very impressed." The City Council voted to name Sauschuck the acting chief, but any decisions on how to hire a permanent replacement for Craig were deferred.

New mayor will receive new salary BY MATTHEW ARCO THE PORTLAND DAILY SUN

The City Council voted Monday to approve a new salary and benefits package for the incoming mayor following the November elections. Portland's next mayor is slated to earn a $65,401 salary upon taking office. The current mayor, chosen by fellow councilors in a largely ceremonial role, earns $7,200 a year. The new salary comes on the heels of voter approved changes

to the city charter that converted the one-year, largely ceremonial mayoral post into a four-year elected position with more authority — including veto power over the budget. The November mayoral election will be Portland’s first since the 1920s. The 2011 mayor's race could be decided by ranked choice voting, which allows voters to rank the candidates by preference. If none of the candidates wins a majority on election day, second-place

votes from the last place candidate are re-allocated to other candidates' vote totals. That process continues until someone gets a majority. The new mayor will also be given three weeks paid vacation for the first seven years of serving in office, with an additional week earned in year seven to eight, according to background materials from the city. Pay rates for city councilors will remain the same, according to the city materials.

Congress St.-area rail work to affect travel to Hadlock The Portland Sea Dogs alerted fans attending today’s and Wednesday’s games at Hadlock Field that Congress Street inbound toward Saint John Street will be closed. The Northern New England Passenger Rail

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South Portland cashier robbed at knifepoint; police seek suspect A South Portland gas station clerk was robbed at knifepoint Friday night, police said. Officials are looking for a white male in his mid to late 20s in connection with an armed robbery at a Mobil Station at 697 Main St., South Portland, police said. The incident took place before 11 p.m., and no injuries were reported. Officials said the suspect, wearing a bright orange shirt and a ski mask, fled on foot. The man has a tattoo on the right side of his neck consisting of four letters, but police said they weren't immediately able to identify the precise letters. The man also had dirt or grease on both his knees, indicating that he may have been working in construction or as a mechanic earlier in the day, police said. Officials are asking anyone with information to contact the South Portland Police Department at 799-5511. — Staff Report

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Sauschuck said, "I'll say that I've been truly blessed to have a career in Portland that makes me truly proud for the work our men and women do on a daily basis." He said the focus should be on finding the best person for the job of chief. The promotion comes with a 5 percent salary increase. Sauschuck will begin earning $91,487. His salary as assistant police chief is $87,132. Sauschuck said Craig's resignation takes effect Aug. 1, a day before he is slated to begin working in Cincinnati. Following Craig's announcement about leaving the department, Sauschuck told reporters that he intended to seek the job permanently. Citing his 14-year career with the department and his previous military background, Sauschuck said he is “absolutely” ready to lead the department, he said in June. The decision to select a new police chief likely will be made by incoming city manager, Mark Rees, who is slated to start July 20. Rees' recommendation for chief will need to be confirmed by the City Council.

Police in South Portland probe Saturday shooting The South Portland Police Department is investigating a Saturday morning shooting. The victim was driven to the Maine Medical Center by private vehicle shortly after numerous calls reporting shots fired in the area of Broadway and Church Street were made to police, officials said. The victim's injuries did not appear to be life threatening. Police said the phone calls reporting the incident were made just before 3 a.m. A search warrant was being drafted for a residence Saturday that was believed to be involved. Officials said both the victim and witnesses were being uncooperative with the investigation. Police are asking anyone with information to contact the South Portland Police Department at 799-5511. — Staff Report


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Markets stumble on debt and deficit worries BY MATTHEW SALTMARSH AND CHRISTINE HAUSER THE NEW YORK TIMES

Investors on Monday remained nervous about stress tests on European banks as well as the debtceiling talks in Washington, leading to a sell-off in stocks. Financial stocks led Wall Street lower on Monday and European stocks fell more than 1 percent. In Europe, on the first day of trading after the publication of the stress tests late Friday, the euro weakened and the bond yields of indebted nations climbed as investors worried about the degree of political will to overcome the region’s debt crisis. The euro weakened to $1.4109 from $1.415 late Friday. Investors also remained wary about events in the United States, where President Obama is trying to get lawmakers to agree to a deficit-reducing package before an Aug. 2 deadline for increasing the debt ceiling. “People are very concerned about the length of the process in the debt-ceiling debate,” said Russell Price,

a senior economist with Ameriprise Financial, adding that there were also concerns about contagion in the euro zone debt crisis. On Wall Street, financial shares, which fell more than 1.3 percent, led the broader market down. The Dow Jones industrial average dropped 94.57 points, or 0.76 percent, to 12,385.16. The Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index lost 10.70 points, or 0.81 percent, to 1,305.44, and the Nasdaq composite index was down 24.69 points, or 0.89 percent, to 2,765.11. Bond prices were also down. The Treasury’s 10-year note declined 6/32, to 101 21/32. The yield rose to 2.93 percent, from 2.91 percent late Friday. In the United States, the News Corporation, which is in the midst of a deepening scandal, fell more than 4 percent, to $14.97. Banks fell, with Citigroup down 1.67 percent, to $37.74, and Bank of America down 2.8 percent, to $9.72. But some analysts said that Europe was the main driver of the down market. Some relatively positive corporate earnings, however, helped

offset the negative sentiment in the United States. “I think it is kind of a tug of war,” said James W. Paulsen, the chief investment strategist for Wells Capital Management. “You look at Europe, and then we are in the midst of a pretty good earnings seasons.” But analysts also noted a flight to precious metals, including gold, as the reverberations from Europe and the debt talks were gauged against the bigger picture of an uneven economic recovery. The price of gold for September delivery rose above $1,600 an ounce, as investors sought safer assets. And crude oil rose $1.35 a barrel, to $96.25. Economists for Goldman Sachs reported after the market closed on Friday that they were cutting their outlook for real United States economic growth in the near term, to 1.5 percent in the second quarter from 2 percent, and to 2.5 percent in the third quarter from 3.25 percent. In Europe, the market worries came at the start of an important week for the European Union as its leaders try to stem full-blown market contagion.

The Kotzschmar Organ — named for Hermann Kotzschmar, a Portland organist and music teacher who died in 1908 — was built in 1912 and was a gift to the city by publishing magnate Cyrus Curtis, a Portland native. Curtis publications included the Ladies Home Journal and The Saturday Evening Post.

City seeks to keep $2 surcharge on Merrill Auditorium tickets ORGAN from page one

some of the leather components of the organ’s “wind chests” are degraded, Grammer said. “It’s never really had a totally professional renovation,” Grammer said. “It hasn’t been renovated, it’s been maintained,” she said. The idea is to continue a $2 surcharge on Merrill Auditorium tickets, a holdover from a 1995 payment plan for a $2.3 million revenue bond that funded renovations to Merrill. City staff reported this week that the bond, originally due to be paid off by January 2015, now is expected to reach its final payments in the next few months, according to a report to the City Council. The Friends of the Kotzschmar Organ have committed to raising half of the cost of renovations to the organ, while city staff proposed that the ticket surcharge be retained and used to pay for the city’s half of the organ renovations. The organ was built in 1912 and was a gift to the city by publishing magnate Cyrus Curtis, a Portland native. Curtis publications included the Ladies Home Journal and The Saturday Evening Post; in Philadelphia he made his fortune in publishing, according to local historian Herb Adams. A philanthropist, Curtis donated the Kotzschmar Organ in memory of its namesake, who was a friend of the Curtis family. Curtis’s middle initials, “H.K.,”

are identical to the initials of Hermann Kotzschmar, an indication of the intimacy of the two families, Adams noted. Curtis also donated an organ to Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Adams said. “He was a great devotee of music, that’s why he chose to do these things, but he could not read music,” Adams noted. Descendants of the Curtis family include folk musician Gordon Bok and actress Stephanie Zimbalist. Curtis is buried in Pennsylvania. Kotzschmar, who served as music director at the First Parish Church in Portland, was cremated and his ashes are in a marble urn near the church’s organ, Adams said. When the organ in Kotzschmar’s name was installed, Merrill Auditorium had to be reconfigured to accommodate the massive instrument, Adams noted. The original organ of 1912 was enlarged in 1927 by the Austin Organ Company, and the most recent addition to the organ took place in October of 2000, when Austin Organs Inc. installed a new, custom-designed five-manual console. This console was made possible by major gifts from Anita and Charles Stickney, Sally and Malcolm White, a grant from the Theodore Presser Foundation, as well as other individual donors, the Friends group reported. For more information about the Kotzschmar Organ, visit the Friends of the Kotzschmar Organ website at www.foko.org.

Kathleen Grammer, executive director of Friends of the Kotzschmar Organ, stands below the 6,862-pipe organ in Merrill Auditorium. (DAVID CARKHUFF PHOTO)


THE PORTLAND DAILY SUN, Tuesday, July 19, 2011— Page 9

New Back Cove Trail link is one of eight major projects TRAIL from page one

Proponents say the connection will have a noticeable impact for both recreational users and commuters. “It’s a great step forward,” said John Duncan, director of Portland Area Comprehensive Transportation System, or PACTS. “It will connect people to the Back Cove more directly and easily from the Bayside area, where there are an awful lot of people living and working.” Nan Cumming, executive director of Portland Trails, said she almost cried tears of joy when she learned the state was planning to fund the project. The trail “is really going to change how (Bayside residents) get around because it’s not just easy access to the recreational trail, it opens up commuting options.” The new Back Cove Trail link is one of eight major projects totalling nearly $4.4 million planned for this construction season by the city and Maine Department of Transportation. The city’s share of those projects is estimated at about $468,000. The trail has been in the works since 2009, when Maine Department of Transportation officials reconfigured the exit 7 off-ramps onto Franklin Street. Although the state didn't build the link during that project, it left space to add the route in the future. Even so, Cumming and other local officials didn't expect it would happen so soon. Alex Landry, chair of the Bayside Neighborhood Association, said state officials told him the project is expected to begin sometime after August and wrap up by November. “It’s a really aggressive time line for it,” Landry said, adding, “It’s kind of nice to see them move so quickly.” Planning documents show that a public hearing on the project is expected some time before construction begins to gather input. MDOT officials did not return a phone call yesterday seeking comment on the project. According to planning documents, the project includes construction of a 12-foot-wide multi-use path from the southwest corner of Marginal Way to

Moises Ramirez (front) and Misael Henriquez cross Franklin Street near the Interstate 295 overpass Monday. The pair said they had been out running and were looping back through Bayside. (DAVID CARKHUFF PHOTO)

the Back Cove Trail. Adjustments to the traffic light at the intersection are also planned to allow for higher pedestrian volumes. Landry is hoping the city will take steps to widen parts of the trail to prevent “choke points” around busy sections. MDOT estimates the new trail will cost about $195,000, with $22,000 expected as a local match from the city. Other projects in the joint 2011 city and state work plan include: • Reconfiguring St. John Street between Congress Street and Park Avenue to include bike lanes and a single travel lane in each direction and construction of new sidewalks. The project will cost $551,000, with a $55,000 local match. • Reconfiguring Park Avenue between St. John Street and Deering Avenue by reducing the street to

The trail “is really going to change how (Bayside residents) get around because it’s not just easy access to the recreational trail, it opens up commuting options.” — Nan Cumming, executive director of Portland Trails single travel lanes in each direction and a turning lane and adding bike lanes and a raised median. The project will cost about $260,000 with a $28,000 local match. • Repaving Capisic Street from Brighton Avenue to Stevens Avenue, at a total cost of $795,000 with an $85,000 local match. • Repaving the Eastern Promenade from Atlantic Street to Washington Avenue, at a total cost of $1.1 million with a $118,000 local match. • Repaving Fore Street from Franklin Street to Center Street, at a total cost of $678,000 with a $73,000 local match.

• Repaving a half-mile of Veranda Street from Washington Avenue, which will cost about $354,000 with a $37,000 local match. Other traffic improvements planned for this summer include traffic light coordination on parts of Riverside Street, Congress Street, Forest Avenue and Skyway Drive. That project, which will cost about $935,000 with a $185,000 local match, will upgrade 24 traffic lights across three main travel corridors. City officials said the project will result in a 30-40 percent reduction in crashes and faster transit times.

Armed deputies and police keep watch as Anthony leaves jail BY LIZETTE ALVAREZ THE NEW YORK TIMES

ORLANDO, Fla. — Casey Anthony was released from the jail’s front entrance shortly past midnight on Sunday, with $537.68 in cash from her commissary account and her chief lawyer by her side. A crowd of about 100 protesters gathered outside the jail to heckle their departing vehicle. The two were trailed out of the jail into a waiting sport utility vehicle by two heavily armed sheriff’s deputies. As the vehicle pulled out of the Orange County Jail, some in the crowd of about 100 soggy protesters shouted, “Killer!” and waved placards. They surged toward the road but were kept at bay by mounted deputies. “This release had an unusual amount of security so, therefore, in that sense, it would not be a normal release,” said Allen Moore, a spokesman for the Orange County Jail. “We have made every effort to not provide any special treatment for her. She’s been

treated like every other inmate.” Casey Anthony sightings occurred almost immediately, with one news outlet reporting she had hopped on a private jet at Executive Airport and flown away and others saying she had holed up in one of her lawyers’ offices. Looking slightly distraught as she left, Ms. Anthony, 25, walked out after spending nearly three years behind bars, most of them alone to ensure her safety. That sense of isolation is likely to persist, at least in the short term. Since her acquittal on July 5 in the 2008 death of her daughter, Caylee, Ms. Anthony has received numerous death threats and stoked the fury of people who believe she is guilty. Where Ms. Anthony is headed now and how she will reclaim her life remain question marks. Ms. Anthony is estranged from her family and friends. Her lawyer Jose Baez is helping her in the immediate aftermath of her release.

In the days before she got out, court records show she was visited by members of her legal team and several psychologists. “It is my hope that Casey Anthony can receive the counseling and treatment she needs to move forward with the rest of her life,” Mr. Baez said in a statement released to reporters. Ms. Anthony does have a few fans. Court documents show that several people from around the country mailed her small amounts of money while she was in jail. Jurors acquitted Ms. Anthony of murder, manslaughter and child abuse, saying prosecutors failed to prove that she killed or harmed her daughter. The three jurors who spoke publicly said basic questions — like how and when 2-year-old Caylee died — were left unanswered. And while Ms. Anthony behaved badly after Caylee’s death by telling lies and failing to report the child missing for 31 days, it was not enough to link her to Caylee’s death.


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By Holiday Mathis was not paying close enough attention. The truth can be very uncomfortable to hear today, and it will provoke a visceral response. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). People are talking about you and saying just what you wanted them to say. But this should come as no surprise to you. You’ve been working pretty diligently to form a certain public image, and now your work is paying off. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Once a stressful situation passes or a problem is resolved, you will feel better than new. Indeed, you will (SET ITAL) be (END ITAL) better than new, having grown in strength and confidence from the experience. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). What you physically can or cannot do might affect your plan and your thinking. But don’t let it affect your opinion of yourself. Placing emphasis on your inner strength will empower you. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Avoid twisting yourself up into a knot to prove how flexible and willing to please you are. Instead, walk tall. It’s better to err on the side of rigidity now. Maintain the structure that will let everyone know you mean business. TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (July 19). Your tenacity and stamina are marvelous attributes that you’ll apply to remarkable feats. Through the next five weeks, good fortune comes by way of community projects and sales. You’ll be shown affection and will enjoy a large number of friends and acquaintances. An inheritance or unexpected bounty comes in February. Libra and Gemini people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 8, 20, 14, 12 and 30

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ARIES (March 21-April 19). Make contact. You have terrific social instincts. You’re likely to pull a quality new friend into your world just because you were the one who said “hi” when no one else did. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Osho, a great spiritual teacher of the 20th century, said that all artistic activity is on the way toward becoming religious. Today your creativity will lead you to a sacred place in your own soul. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You may have trouble relating to someone until you broaden your base of acceptable commonalities. You are of the same species on the same planet, and there is enough to agree on right there. CANCER (June 22-July 22). Being loved by another person is not nearly as fulfilling as loving another person. You will be happily occupied in the activities that demonstrate your deep affection. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You know that by engaging a passionate person who is already in a certain kind of mood, you are asking for trouble. However, as an excitement-seeking risk-taker, you may find it irresistible anyway. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Sure, there are aspects of your history that you tend to glamorize. And yet, it is your firm opinion that the future will hold ever-more amazing treasures. Share your vision with fellow optimists. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You deserve to deal strictly with people of integrity. Therefore, the ones who tell you to buy what you don’t need have to go. Also, there’s no time to entertain those who wouldn’t do the same for you. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). The one who said “truth does not blush”

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––––––– ALMANAC ––––––– Today is Tuesday, July 19, the 200th day of 2011. There are 165 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 19, 1961, TWA became the first airline to begin showing regularly scheduled in-flight movies as it presented “By Love Possessed,” starring Lana Turner, to its firstclass passengers. On this date: In 1553, King Henry VIII’s daughter Mary was proclaimed Queen of England after pretender Lady Jane Grey was deposed. In 1848, a pioneer women’s rights convention convened in Seneca Falls, N.Y. In 1870, the Franco-Prussian war began. In 1943, allied air forces raided Rome during World War II. In 1969, Apollo 11 and its astronauts, Neil Armstrong, Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin and Michael Collins, went into orbit around the moon. In 1979, the Nicaraguan capital of Managua fell to Sandinista guerrillas, two days after President Anastasio Somoza fled the country. In 1980, the Moscow Summer Olympics began, minus dozens of nations that were boycotting the games because of the Soviet military intervention in Afghanistan. In 1986, Caroline Kennedy, daughter of President John F. Kennedy, married Edwin A. Schlossberg in Centerville, Mass. In 1989, 111 people were killed when a United Air Lines DC-10 crashed while making an emergency landing at Sioux City, Iowa; 185 other people survived One year ago: The Agriculture Department pressured Shirley Sherrod, an administrator in Georgia, to resign after a conservative website posted edited video it claimed showed her making racist remarks. (After reviewing the entire video, the White House ended up apologizing to Sherrod.) Today’s Birthdays: Former Sen. George McGovern is 89. Actress Helen Gallagher is 85. Country singer Sue Thompson is 85. Country singer George Hamilton IV is 74. Singer Vikki Carr is 71. Country singer-musician Commander Cody is 67. Actor George Dzundza is 66. Rock singer-musician Alan Gorrie (Average White Band) is 65. Rock musician Brian May is 64. Rock musician Bernie Leadon is 64. Actress Beverly Archer is 63. Movie director Abel Ferrara is 60. Actor Peter Barton is 55. Rock musician Kevin Haskins (Love and Rockets; Bauhaus) is 51. Movie director Atom Egoyan is 51. Actor Campbell Scott is 50. Actor Anthony Edwards is 49. Country singer Kelly Shiver is 48. Actress Clea Lewis is 46. Country musician Jeremy Patterson is 41. Classical singer Urs Buhler (Il Divo) is 40. Actor Andrew Kavovit is 40. Rock musician Jason McGerr (Death Cab for Cutie) is 37. Actor Jared Padalecki is 29. Actor Steven Anthony Lawrence is 21.

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Tuesday, July 19 Free events in the parks of Portland noon to 1 p.m. With a full schedule of diverse free events, there is something for everyone to enjoy each week in downtown Portland. Post Office Park, Congress Square and Lobsterman’s Park provide perfect venues for live music, talented local performers and activities for kids. Whether during a lunch break or with the kids, downtown Portland’s free events are not to be missed. Weekday Performance Series — Tuesdays, noon to 1 p.m. Enjoy your lunch outside and be entertained by Portland’s best talented performers! Post Office Park: July 19, Belly dance with Rosa Noreen and Friends.Rosa Noreen and Friends present belly dance and live music for the third year running. Family entertainment plus a lesson for those who want to join in! July 26, Fire dancing with Melle. Come and see a variety of fire dance and fire arts. Poi, fans, hoop and fire breathing as well as regular hoop routines. Take part in a few hands on activities with us! Congress Square: Aug. 2, Music from the Andes with Inca Sun. The richness of Peruvian folk lore comes alive with Inca Son. Haunting melodies that will transport the listener clear to the Andes Mountains. Aug. 9, Samuel James acoustic blues. A roots troubadour of the highest order, James will sing you a song with raw, sweat-pouring soul, all the while playing the guitar with such commanding virtuosity you’ll swear he’s reinventing it. Then he’ll tell you a story enrapturing you to the point where you’ll almost forget he’s a musician. Aug. 16, West African rhythms with Annegret Baier. Annegret Baier will present West African rhythms and songs on authentic drums and percussion instruments! Brought to you by WPXT, WPME, WHOM, mainetoday.com, raisingmaine. com. For more information and a full schedule of free summer events visit portlandmaine.com or call772.6828.

‘Deering: A Social and Architectural History’ noon. Book Event: “Deering: A Social and Architectural History” at Maine Historical Society. Speaker: William D. Barry, Historian (and MHS reference librarian). “Join us to celebrate the recent publication of this much-anticipated new book about off-peninsula Portland from the 17th through mid-20th centuries. MHS’s own Bill Barry and co-author Patricia McGraw Anderson conducted extensive original research on Deering, Stroudwater, and other neighborhoods, and have created a rich compendium that includes new information, stories, and photographs, many accessible for the first time here.”

Fundraiser for Peace Action Maine 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Flatbreads on Commercial St. in Portland will host a fundraiser for Peace Action Maine. Flatbreads will give a portion of the money from every pizza sold to Peace Action Maine that night. “The state’s largest peace organization has worked for 25 years to promote peace through grassroots organizing, citizen education, and issue advocacy.” www.peaceactionme.org

Artspire at SPACE 7 p.m. “Artspire is a program of the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) with resources to help artists build their professional careers, find new opportunities, and increase their fundraising potential. Join Eleanor Whitney, Program Officer for External Affairs and Fiscal Sponsorship, as she presents Artspire/NYFA’s resources, fundraising, and support programs available nationwide for artists in all disciplines at every stage in their careers. The presentation is geared towards individual artists of all disciplines as well as small and emerging arts organizations. Visual, performing, literary artists and filmmakers are all encouraged to attend. Q&A immediately after the presentation.” www.space538.org/events.php

Stephen Tharp on the Kotzschmar Organ 7:30 p.m. Stephen Tharp will perform in Portland’s Merrill Auditorium, playing the Kotzschmar Organ, the oldest working municipal pipe organ in the United States. “Stephen Tharp, is recognized as one of the great concert organists of our age. Having played 35 solo intercontinental tours and over 1300 concerts worldwide, Stephen Tharp has built one of the most respected international careers in the world, earning him the reputation as the most traveled concert organist of his generation.”

Wednesday, July 20 Hands-Only CPR training 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The American Heart Association and Hannaford Supermarkets in Maine are partnering to help people learn basic CPR skills by providing free “HandsOnly CPR” mini-trainings. Hands-Only CPR is CPR without mouth-to-mouth rescue breaths. It involves two easy steps: Call 911 and push hard and fast on the center of the chest. This technique is easy to remember and results in delivery of more, uninterrupted chest compressions until more

On Tuesday, July 26, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Friends of Evergreen invite the public to an Introductory Meeting for docent training at Wilde Memorial Chapel. For details, visit www.friendsofevergreen.org. (DAVID CARKHUFF FILE PHOTO) advanced care arrives on the scene. The mini-trainings will held from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on the following dates: Monday, July 11 — 77 Western Ave., Hampden; Monday, July 18 — 692 Sabattus St., Lewiston; Wednesday, July 20 — Forest Ave., Portland; Monday, Aug. 1 — 31 Hannaford Drive, Scarborough. Participants will receive educational information and those who practice chest compressions will be entered to win free CPR Anytime kits and $50 Hannaford gift cards. The AHA hopes to increase CPR awareness so that more people will know the simple steps to save a life if someone suddenly collapses from cardiac arrest. If people are unable to attend one of the mini-trainings above, they can watch the Hands-Only CPR video at www.handsonlycpr.org.

Kid’s Activity Day with Dino Discovery 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Kid’s Activity Day — Wednesdays in Lobsterman’s Park, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Presented by the Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine. Bring the kids to Lobsterman’s Park to enjoy a different activity each week and learn interesting facts! July 20, Dino Discovery. Investigate a life size t-rex jawbone and make a dough dino fossil to take home. July 27, Understanding Owls. Learn about an owl’s silent flight and other hunting techniques by exploring artifacts and making a craft. Brought to you by WPXT, WPME, WHOM, mainetoday.com, raisingmaine.com

Author Simon Van Booy visits Maine noon and 7 p.m. Van Booy will read at noon at Portland Public Library’s Rines Auditorium as part of the celebrated Brown Bag series. Later that same evening, Van Booy will give a 7 p.m. reading at SPACE Gallery. “Acclaimed author Simon Van Booy will visit Maine for only the second time ever and give two readings in Portland hosted by the Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance (MWPA), the Portland Public Library, SPACE Gallery, and Longfellow Books. In 2009, Van Booy won the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award — the largest short story prize in the world — for his collection ‘Love Begins in Winter.’ Now, in the elegant, seemingly Old World prose he has become revered for, Van Booy’s debut novel ‘Everything Beautiful Began After’ traces three lives set against the Mediterranean heat of Athens, Greece: drunken but brilliant American Henry, the searching French artist Rebecca, and British archaeologist Henry.”

The Kids Are Alright: In The Audience noon. “SPACE and the Maine Academy of Modern Music debut The Kids Are Alright, a new series of Wednesday lunchtime performances by local musicians for the whole family can dig! Stop by for a break after the Farmer’s Market, or before you hit the beach for a cool hour of music by great live acts tailored for the kids. Parents and kids will

be able to meet the musicians, ask them questions, and even experience an ‘instrument petting zoo’! In this installment of this series, rising indie band In The Audience step up to the plate.” $3 adults/ $2 kids. http://www.space538. org/events.php

Free summer concerts in Portland 7:45 p.m. Bring a chair or blanket, sit back and enjoy the music throughout the summer months. Portland Recreation, Families of the Western Prom Neighborhood, West End Neighborhood Association, Maine Red Claws, Quirk Chevrolet, Friends of Eastern Promenade, Kemp Goldberg Partners, Betty Winterhalder Fund, Trevor & Joe, Coyne Piergrossi Associates, Keller Williams Realty, SMRT, the Italian Heritage Center Concert Band and the Willey Trust sponsor these free outdoor concerts. FMI: 756-8275; Information and cancellation hotline: 756-8130. Sunset Folk Series At The Western Prom Park: Sponsored by Families of the Western Prom Neighborhood and WENA. Concerts last approximately 40 minutes. (During inclement weather, concert canceled.) Held Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. (or as announced) at Western Prom Park. July 20, 7:45 p.m., Mark Farrington; Wednesday, July 27, 7:30 p.m., Sorcha http://www.myspace.com/sorchasongs; Aug. 3, 7:30 p.m., Phantom Buffalo http://www.myspace.com/ phantombuffalo; Aug. 10, 7:30 p.m., Will Gattis http://www. myspace.com/gattistheband. Crusher’s Kids Concerts in the Park: Concerts last approximately 40 minutes. Concerts held Thursdays at 12:30 p.m. at the Bandstand, Deering Oaks Park. (During inclement weather concert relocated to Reiche Community Center, 166 Brackett Street). July 21, Tangletoons (Maine Songs); July 28, Sparks Ark (Wild Animals); Aug. 4, Sammie Haynes (Singer Songstress). Friends Of Eastern Promenade Concert Series: Sponsored by the Friends of the Eastern Promenade. Concerts last approximately one hour. Concerts held Thursdays at 7 p.m. at Bandstand, Fort Allen Park. July 21, Chandler’s Band (Marches & Big Band Era) sponsored by the Willey Trust; July 28, Sean Mencher and his Rhythm Kings (Rockabilly) sponsorship in Memory of Betty Winterhalder; Aug. 4, Big Chief (Rhythm & Roots Music) sponsored by Trevor & Joe Coyne Piergrossi Associates and Keller Williams Realty; Aug. 11, The McCarthys (Country Rock) sponsored by Kemp Goldberg Partners; Aug. 18, Banda di Nepi (Community Band from Italy) sponsored by the Italian Heritage Center (rain date at center). www.portlandmaine.gov/rec/summer.htm see next page


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Thursday, July 21 ‘Recession to Recovery’ noon to 1:30 p.m. The Maine Heritage Policy Center presents “Recession to Recovery: A Budget That Gets Maine Working” presented by Richard Rosen, member of the Maine Senate. DiMillo’s On the Water, 25 Long Wharf, Portland. MHPC Member: $17 per person. Non-member: $22 per person. For additional information, please contact Amanda Clark at 321-2550 or aclark@mainepolicy.org.

Hot Water Bath Canning 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The University of Maine Cooperative Extension in Cumberland County is offering workshops locally on (Pickling and Freezing), (Drying Fruits, Herbs and Vegetables) and (Fermenting pickles). Also, a workshop on low sugar blueberry jam workshop in Lisbon Falls. Next up: Falmouth workshop on Hot Water Bath Canning Pickles and Freezing Fruit and Vegetables. UMaine Regional Learning Center, 75 Clearwater Dr., Falmouth. Time: Cost: $10 (Scholarships are available). Instructor is Kate McCarty, Food Preservation Program Aide, and Master Food Preserver Volunteers. For more information: call 781.6099 or email Lois at lois.elwell@maine.edu. “If you are looking for ways to preserve your food from the garden, now is the time to sign up for one of these workshops. For more classes go to: www.extension.umaine.edu.

Little Red Riding Hood reimagined 4 p.m. This summer, Little Red Riding Hood and her grandmother find themselves facing not just one wolf, but two! The Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine kicks off its 2011-2012 theatre season with Little Red Riding Hood (or Grandmother Slyboots), a twist on the well-worn tale of a flighty girl and conniving wolf. In this story, Little Red’s nemesis, the wolf, is an arrogant young prankster. A sage older wolf advises him to give up his foolish impersonations of humans and just be the best wolf he can be. The Children’s Museum & Theatre’s Dress Up Theatre has been home to more than a dozen productions since 2008, but the staging for Little Red Riding Hood will offer audiences a uniquely immersive experience: the show will take place in the center of the room, with rows of seating (some elevated) along two opposite walls. A troupe of nine young actors ages 8 to 16 have spent the not-so-lazy days of summer rehearsing almost daily. The cast features newcomers in the roles of Little Red Riding Hood (Phoebe Little, 13, of South Portland) and Young Wolf (Even Laukli, 13 of Yarmouth). The show runs for two weekends, July 21-31: Thursdays and Fridays at 4 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Tickets are $9 each ($8 for members) and can be reserved at the front desk (142 Free St.), at kitetails.org or by calling 828-1234, ext. 231. Advance reservations are encouraged.

Alive at Five free outdoor concert 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The much anticipated Alive at Five free outdoor concerts kick is taking place each Thursday in Monument Square. “What better way to spend a summer night than to kick back, listen to free music in the summer sun and enjoy a cold drink in the beer garden, presented by Sebago Brewing Company.” July 21 — The Fogcutters Big Band (Big Band/Swing) and Sly-Chi (Funk/Soul/Jazz); July 28 — Marion Grace (Singer-Songwriters) and Gypsy Tailwind (Americana /Roots); Aug. 4 — The Modest Proposal (MAMM SLAM High School Band Winners) and The Kenya Hall Band (Rhythm and Blues). For more information and a full schedule of free summer events, visit portlandmaine. com or call 772.6828.

Capisic Pond Park discussion 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The Portland Department of Public Services and City Councilor Ed Suslovic will host an informational meeting to discuss next steps for Capisic Pond Park following the completion of work for the West Side Sewer Interceptor project. The public will get an overview of the sewer separation project, learn about the Capisic Brook Watershed Study, currently underway, and park restoration work completed to date. Following presentations, a discussion of potential next steps for the wetlands and pond will be led by a panel of city staff and officials, consultants, and experts on natural spaces. Deering High School Cafeteria, 370 Stevens Ave.

Concert at Fort Allen Park: Chandler’s Band 7 p.m. “We’re putting the band back in the bandstand at Fort Allen Park!” In July and August, Friends of the Eastern Promenade scheduled seven Thursday evening concerts. Chandler’s Band (Big Band Era), sponsored by the Willey Trust. Other concerts: Thursday, July 28 — Sean Mencher and his Rhythm Kings (Rockabilly), sponsorship in memory of Betty Winterhalder. Thursday, Aug. 4 — Big Chief (Rhythm & Roots Music). Sponsored by Coyne Piergrossi Associates, Keller Williams Realty. Thursday, Aug. 11

— The McCarthys (Country Rock). Sponsored by Kemp Goldberg Partners. Thursday, Aug. 18 — Banda di Nepi (Community Band from Italy). Sponsored by the Italian Heritage Center.

Friday, July 22 Jimmy Fund/Deering High School Classic 10:30 a.m. The Jimmy Fund/Deering High School Classic to benefit the Deering High School Golf Team and the Jimmy Fund will be held July 22, at Riverside Golf Club in Portland. This tournament is part of the Jimmy Fund Golf Program. The Jimmy Fund Golf Program is one of the oldest and largest charity golf programs in the country. Now in its 29th year, The Jimmy Fund Golf Program has raised more than $80 million for life-saving cancer research and treatment for adults and children at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The 2011 presenting sponsors for this year’s program include American Airlines, Callaway Golf, Dunkin’ Donuts, Forty Seven Brand, HomeGoods, the International Golf Club, and GateHouse Media New England. Registration Time: 10:30 a.m. Shotgun Time: noon. Registration Fee: $100 per golfer. For more information, visit www.jimmyfundgolf.org or call 866-521-4653.

Little Red Riding Hood reimagined 4 p.m. This summer, Little Red Riding Hood and her grandmother find themselves facing not just one wolf, but two! The Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine kicks off its 2011-2012 theatre season with Little Red Riding Hood (or Grandmother Slyboots), a twist on the well-worn tale of a flighty girl and conniving wolf. In this story, Little Red’s nemesis, the wolf, is an arrogant young prankster. A sage older wolf advises him to give up his foolish impersonations of humans and just be the best wolf he can be. The Children’s Museum & Theatre’s Dress Up Theatre has been home to more than a dozen productions since 2008, but the staging for Little Red Riding Hood will offer audiences a uniquely immersive experience: the show will take place in the center of the room, with rows of seating (some elevated) along two opposite walls. A troupe of nine young actors ages 8 to 16 have spent the not-so-lazy days of summer rehearsing almost daily. The cast features newcomers in the roles of Little Red Riding Hood (Phoebe Little, 13, of South Portland) and Young Wolf (Even Laukli, 13 of Yarmouth). The show runs for two weekends, July 21-31: Thursdays and Fridays at 4 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Tickets are $9 each ($8 for members) and can be reserved at the front desk (142 Free St.), at kitetails.org or by calling 828-1234, ext. 231. Advance reservations are encouraged.

Saturday, July 23 Philosophy at the Edge conference in Camden 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Camden Philosophical Society will hold its fifth annual Philosophy at the Edge conference in Camden, “on one of the hottest new topics in the field — Experimental Philosophy — and will be featuring some of the stars of the new movement, while also questioning whether this is the best way of tackling all the age-old issues that constitute philosophy. The regular meetings of the society are hosted by the Camden Public Library throughout the year, but the Experimental Philosophy Conference will be at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Camden.” www.librarycamden.org/

Psychic/Paranormal Faire 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. A popular event returns to Fort Knox when the second Psychic/Paranormal Faire kicks off Saturday and Sunday, July 23 and 24. The Faire will feature renowned cryptozoologist Loren Coleman, TV personality and author of “Mysterious America”. Joining Coleman will be author of “Ghosts of Acadia”, Marcus LiBrizzi, East Coast Ghost Trackers paranormal investigation group, UFOologists, and psychic, Sky Taylor. Visitors to the Faire will also be able to consult various psychics that will be on site for the event. The Friends work in partnership with the Maine Department of Conservation’s Bureau of Parks and Lands for the benefit of Fort Knox. fortknox.maineguide.com.

What About Whales? on Peaks Island 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. What About Whales? presented by the Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine at Brackett Memorial United Methodist Church, 9 Church St., Peaks Island. “Istar, the life-size inflatable whale model that lives in the Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine, wows thousands of visitors each year when they climb inside her and discover just how massive humpbacks are. On July 23, Istar will visit Peaks Island to wow islanders and travelers alike. Guided trips inside the whale will take place on the hour from 1-3 p.m.” Istar’s voyage is part of Science at Sea, a program created by the Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine and funded by the Peaks Island Fund of the Maine Community Foundation. The program was created to increase island-

ers’ access to science programming and educate Casco Bay residents about their ocean-dwelling neighbors. This event is the concluding celebration of a series of educational science programs in Peaks Island schools and preschools. The Brackett Memorial United Methodist Church is located at 9 Church Street, a half-mile walk from the ferry.

Little Red Riding Hood reimagined 1 p.m. This summer, Little Red Riding Hood and her grandmother find themselves facing not just one wolf, but two! The Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine kicks off its 2011-2012 theatre season with Little Red Riding Hood (or Grandmother Slyboots), a twist on the well-worn tale of a flighty girl and conniving wolf. In this story, Little Red’s nemesis, the wolf, is an arrogant young prankster. A sage older wolf advises him to give up his foolish impersonations of humans and just be the best wolf he can be. The Children’s Museum & Theatre’s Dress Up Theatre has been home to more than a dozen productions since 2008, but the staging for Little Red Riding Hood will offer audiences a uniquely immersive experience: the show will take place in the center of the room, with rows of seating (some elevated) along two opposite walls. A troupe of nine young actors ages 8 to 16 have spent the not-so-lazy days of summer rehearsing almost daily. The cast features newcomers in the roles of Little Red Riding Hood (Phoebe Little, 13, of South Portland) and Young Wolf (Even Laukli, 13 of Yarmouth). The show runs for two weekends, July 21-31: Thursdays and Fridays at 4 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Tickets are $9 each ($8 for members) and can be reserved at the front desk (142 Free St.), at kitetails.org or by calling 828-1234, ext. 231. Advance reservations are encouraged.

A Tribute to the Music of Kermit Goell 8 p.m. Maine Singers Atelier (MSA), directed by Julie Goell, will present “My Love Serenade: A Tribute to the Music of Kermit Goell,” at the 5th Maine Regiment Center (http:// www.fifthmainemuseum.org/). Between 1940 and 1980, Kermit Goell wrote the lyrics to over 200 songs, including the hit, “Near You.” His songs have been recorded by a wide range of artists from Johnny Cash, Andy Williams and Frank Sinatra to the Andrews Sisters, Sarah Vaughan and Barbara Streisand. Some have appeared in the soundtracks of movies, including “Mask” and “Practical Magic,” and on TV shows, including “Six Feet Under” and “The Sopranos.” Kermit Goell also happens to be the father of MSA director Julie Goell. Tickets to the event are available at the door for $10. Maine Singers Atelier (www.juliegoell.com/singing. php) is a lab-style workshop held in Portland, for singers in any genre of music to hone skills in performance, presentation and expressive power, in an atmosphere of support and collegiality. The workshop is directed by performer, singer and director Julie Goell (http://www.juliegoell.com/).

Sunday July 24 Sunday Shindig on the Bay. 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Diamond’s Edge Restaurant, Great Diamond Island. A large group of land conservation practitioners, supporters and families will gather at Diamond’s Edge Restaurant to celebrate 25 years of land conservation in the Casco Bay region at the Sunday Shindig on the Bay. The event, which is a fundraiser and to which all are invited, is family friendly and as such will feature games, activities and a juggler for the young kids. Additionally for the kids of all ages, there will be lawn games like badminton and croquet, and a great band called Local Circus. Tours of the Fort will also be offered during the event. Food, beer, wine, soft drinks and juice will be served and there will be a raffle drawing featuring one-of-a-kind gifts with great value. The tickets are $40 with 12 and under Free, and can be purchased at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/181685. The hosts of the event are three local land trusts: Chebeague & Cumberland Land Trust, Falmouth Land Trust and Oceanside Conservation Trust of Casco Bay. Each of these land trusts has worked diligently over the past 25 years or more to protect and steward many places in and around Casco Bay. Some of the protected properties of these land trusts include Basket Island, Daveis Cove on Peaks, Rines Forest in Cumberland, Blackstrap Hill Preserve in Falmouth, Higgins Farm on Chebeague Island, The Bluffs on Cliff Island, Wreck Cove on Long Island and many more. The board members of the three land trusts are coordinating inter-island transport enabling islanders to travel from Long, Cliff, Chebeague, Peaks and Cushing Island directly. Names and numbers can be found by calling 699-2989 for more information. Portlanders can take the 1:15 ferry from Casco Bay Lines to arrive at Diamond’s Edge at 1:35. Charter sponsors are Bayside Print Services, Diamond’s Edge Restaurant, JWA Holdings, Casco Bay Island Development Association, and the David Banks Team of Remax by the Bay. Silver Level sponsors include Handy Boat, Dummond Woodsum, Warren Currier & Buchanan LLC, Wright-Ryan, Lionel Plante Associates and Horny Toad/Nau.


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