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Christopher Vail (right), candidate for mayor, gets a briefing on how to gather signatures from elections official Bud Philbrick while picking up nomination papers at the City Clerks’ office Thursday. (CURTIS ROBINSON PHOTO)

In reversal, city worker cleared for mayoral run BY CURTIS ROBINSON THE PORTLAND DAILY SUN

A city employee blocked from running for mayor by municipal employment policies will be allowed to run after all, based in part on a legal argument that Portland’s newly elected mayor will not actually supervise anyone. Chris Vail, a city firefighter since 1999, picked up his formal nomination papers yesterday at the City Clerk’s office after a week-long legal argument caused Portland Corporate Counsel Gary Wood to reverse an opinion that city workers could not seek the mayor’s office. Vail became the 17th person to take out petition papers necessary to become a formal mayoral candidate. Vail said trouble surfaced about two weeks ago when Wood called the fire chief and noted that city policy forbids employees from seeking office. That notice prompted Vail to engage an attorney. Based on legal advice, he explained, he went through the motions of seeking candidate forms knowing they would likely be withheld. see MAYOR page 6

Alive at Five hits the stage

Will Mallett (left) and Luke Mallett perform as part of The Mallett Brothers Band Thursday in Monument Square at the launch of the Alive at Five free concert series. The series is sponsored by Sebago Brewing Co., the Portland Downtown District, WCYY and several other businesses, and kicks off every Thursday at 5 p.m. in the square. The Mallett Brothers Band, a Portland-based alternative country group, released a self-titled debut album that hit No. 1 for local albums at Bull Moose Music. They were followed on stage by Paranoid Social Club. (DAVID CARKHUFF PHOTO)

Play aims to support labor mural fight BY DAVID CARKHUFF THE PORTLAND DAILY SUN

Efforts to restore the famous mural depicting Maine's labor history to state office walls will receive a financial boost on Saturday in Portland. Sparking an outcry in late March, Gov. Paul LePage ordered the removal of the 36-foot-long labor mural from the lobby of the Department of Labor headquarters in Augusta. On Saturday at 8 p.m., Harlan Baker, a former legislator and longtime activist and actor, will appear as the title character in "Jimmy Higgins: A Life in the Labor Movement," at Lucid Stage, 29 Baxter Boulevard in Portland. Although event organizers said that specifics of where the money would be used would be decided in the future, they added that all Harlan Baker practices lines at Lucid Stage, a recently opened performance and arts venue on Baxter Boulevard. On Saturday, he returns there to per- proceeds will support the return of the mural, form a benefit for the Maine labor mural. (DAVID CARKHUFF FILE PHOTO)

see MURAL page 3

Push begins to restore Election Day registration

Forest Ave. needs a ‘Main Street’ treatment

76ers join Red Claws

See News Briefs on page 3

See Jeffrey S. Spofford’s column on page 4

See Sports on page 7

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Coming up dry looking for a pool SACRAMENTO (NY Times) — On a recent balmy afternoon in Sacramento, 10-year-old Olivia Rios stared at her local swimming hole and fondly remembered a summer in the not-so-distant past when there wasn’t a “Pool Closed” sign outside. “We would go swim every single day,” said Olivia, sitting behind by a wire fence near a “Keep Out” notice. “And we’d get there the next day when it opens.” There are few things in life more doleful than a child looking at a closed pool on a steamy summer day, and yet that sad scene has become as common as sunburns and mosquito bites as struggling local governments make the painful choice to shut their pools to save the budget. The list of locales where public pools have been in jeopardy in recent years includes some of the sweatiest spots in the nation, including Central Florida (90s and humid on the Fourth), Atlanta (90), and Houston (97). And while corporate and nonprofit white knights sometimes appear at the last minute to salvage at least some of the summer, some say that the age of free dips on the public dime is increasingly endangered. “There’s some people treading water,” said Bill Beckner, the research manager for the National Recreation and Park Association, and some people who are sinking.” And some who have managed to adapt and survive. In Phoenix, where the forecast called for a high of 108 degrees on Wednesday, officials have shuttered a quarter of the city’s 29 pools in each of the past three years — but managed to use a new tax to pay for refurbishing.


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Obama calls debt talks constructive WASHINGTON (NY Times) — President Obama said on Thursday that budget negotiations at the White House had been “very constructive,” though the two sides “were still far apart on a wide range of issues.” He said that the talks would continue into the weekend, and that Congressional leaders would meet with him again on Sunday. At the weekend session, the president said, he hoped that Democrats and Republicans would “at least know where each other’s bottom lines are,” allowing them to enter critical bargaining over a multitrillion-dollar package that would reduce the

deficit and spare the federal government from defaulting on its debts. Obama, appearing at the White House after meeting with Speaker John A. Boehner and other Republican and Democratic leaders, said both sides had pledged to come to an agreement before Aug. 2, when the Treasury Department says the government will reach a debt ceiling that will make further borrowing impossible. “Nothing is agreed to until everything is agreed to,” Obama said of the substance of the talks, which are ranging across entitlement programs, including Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security, as well as

Murdoch to close tabloid amid fury over hacking LONDON (NY Times) — The media titan Rupert Murdoch sought to stanch damage from a deepening phone-hacking scandal on Thursday by sacrificing the mass-circulation British weekly The News of the World, in a bid to protect his News Corporation empire. The paper will publish its final issue on Sunday. The saga turned yet more disturbing Thursday with suggestions that the paper had broken into the voicemail not only of a 13-year-old murder victim but also of relatives of soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan, and that the paper had paid tens of thou-

sands of dollars in bribes to police officers for information. The scandal had been taking a toll on the News Corporation, driving down its stock price. Some advertisers were fleeing The News of the World, and new doubts emerged about Murdoch’s proposed $12 billion takeover of the pay-television company British Sky Broadcasting, in which he already owns a large stake. Many legislators have now criticized the deal, and it appears unlikely that the government will decide before the end of the summer whether to let it go ahead.

tax-related measures like the closing of loopholes and tax breaks for the wealthy and corporate interests. “People were frank,” Mr. Obama said. “We discussed the various options that are available to us.” The president’s renewed efforts follow what knowledgeable officials said was an overture from Mr. Boehner, who met secretly with Mr. Obama last weekend, to consider as much as $1 trillion in unspecified new revenue as part of an overhaul of tax laws in exchange for an agreement that made substantial spending cuts, including in social programs.

Yemen president speaks on TV for first time since injury SANA, Yemen (NY Times) — President Ali Abdullah Saleh of Yemen appeared on television Thursday for the first time since he was injured in a bombing of his presidential compound’s mosque a month ago. The prerecorded broadcast from Saudi Arabia, where he has been recuperating since the attack, showed him speaking with difficulty, with a red Saudi headdress and a darkened face from the severe burns he suffered. Saleh, who remained seated, said “I underwent eight surgical operations.” Both of his arms were bandaged and did not move. It was unclear precisely when the message was recorded. Saleh’s televised appearance comes amid growing political uncertainty in the impoverished nation and appeared likely to embolden Saleh’s supporters while riling the thousands of protesters still massed in the streets of the capital, Sana, calling for him to resign. After the speech, supporters in the capital and cities around Yemen celebrated with fireworks and bursts of gunfire. His appearance seemed aimed at buttressing those supporters and dispelling rumors that he had succumbed to his wounds. He made no mention of when — or if — he would return to Yemen.


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Supporters of Election Day voter registration mobilizing DAILY SUN STAFF REPORT Volunteers are mobilizing to circulate a petition for citizens who want to reject a recently enacted law that would move voter registration back to the Thursday prior to Election Day. On Wednesday, Maine Secretary of State Charlie Summers finalized a ballot question. LD 1376, “An Act To Preserve the Integrity of the Voter Registration and Election Process” was passed by the Legislature and signed by Gov. Paul LePage on June 21. The law, ending Election Day voter registration, is scheduled to take effect as Public Law Chapter 399 on Sept. 28, Summers noted. But signature gathering kick-off media events will be held in Bangor, Lewiston and Portland today for volunteers to pick up petitions and for supporters to sign on in a bid to repeal the law, the Maine Peo-

ple’s Alliance announced Thursday. A coalition for a people’s veto will announce the formation of a political action committee to support signature collection and the election campaign, the alliance announced. Citizens have until the 90th day after the recess of the Legislature to collect and have verified signatures of registered Maine voters equivalent to 10 percent of the total votes for governor in the last gubernatorial election in order to force a statewide vote on the enacted measure. The current number of certified signatures required is 57,277, Summers reported. The Secretary of State is charged with drafting the question for the ballot, Summers noted in a press release. He said the question will appear on the ballot as follows: “Do you want to reject the section of Chapter 399 of the Public Law of 2011 that requires new voters to register to vote at least two

business days prior to an election?” In order for the people’s veto question to appear on the Nov. 8, 2011 referendum ballot, the petition must be submitted to the Secretary of State by Aug. 8, and the Governor’s Proclamation must be issued by Sept. 8, Summers explained. If the Governor’s Proclamation is not issued by this date, the question will appear on the ballot for the next statewide election on June 12, 2012. If the Secretary of State rules sufficient signatures have been submitted by petition, a stay would continue until after the voters decide on the question during a statewide election. The paperwork to initiate a people’s veto was submitted on June 21 by Barbara McDade, the president of the League of Women Voters of Maine, and five other signers, the alliance reported. Those interested in volunteering can sign up at:

On March 31, ‘Jimmy Higgins’ played to a packed house in Madison, Wis. MURAL from page one

including supporting legal challenges to the governor's actions. The performance aims to "keep the issue of the labor mural in focus," Baker said Thursday. In deciding to take down the mural, LePage cited an anonymous fax from a “secret admirer” comparing the 36-foot wall painting to something in “communist North Korea." The governor won a key legal victory in April when a federal judge ruled that LePage did not violate the free speech clause of the First Amendment when he ordered the mural removed. Denying an injunction, Justice John Woodcock Jr. said that state-owned works of art are "government speech," and that political leaders are entitled to select the art that is displayed in state offices. But the mural battle continues, with a group called Mainers United for the Rights of Art & Labor seeking the art's restoration and others seeking legal remedies. "I frankly don't think there was a heavy-handed message in that mural, it was just a representation of what people did," Baker said. "I don't think you can deny history." Rob Shetterly, a member of Mainers United for the Rights of Art & Labor, one of the plaintiffs in a lawsuit against the governor, said Thursday that initially a team of lawyers was handling the group's mural case pro bono; but now that the case has taken longer than expected to resolve, litigants understand that legal costs will come due. A blog dedicated to the mural's restoration, M.U.R.A.L.: Saving the "History of Maine Labor" mural (http://, calls this Day 102 in the group's "mural hostage vigil."

Baker said the goal of Saturday's performance is twofold: "We know that there are expenses involved in that (legal fight)," so the benefit show will donate to the cause; but there's also an educational component, he said. "We're also trying to raise a little consciousness about labor history, which is really what the mural is all about," Baker said. "One of the things I found in doing my show primarily to non-union audiences is that people had no idea about some of the things that happened in history," as related to the labor move-

ment in America, Baker said. A fictional portrait of a labor activist in the early 1900s, "Jimmy Higgins" premiered at the St. Lawrence Arts Center in April of 2008 and has since been performed at colleges, union halls and theaters throughout New England. Baker, an adjunct lecturer for the theater department for the University of Southern Maine, and a former member of the Maine Legislature who served on the Joint Standing Committee on Labor, recently performed "Jimmy Higgins" in another hotbed of labor controversy: Madison, Wis. On March 31, "Jimmy Higgins" played to a packed house in Madison at the dedication of a Madison Labor History mural there. "When I did the show in Madison, it was at the dedication of the Madison Labor History mural, which was less than a week before the mural in Augusta was taken down," Baker recalled.

"I was doing the show in between walking picket lines outside the Capitol," he said of his Madison visit. The idea of staging "Jimmy Higgins" here as a benefit emerged from a conversation between Baker and Maine Rep. Diane Russell, D-Portland. Baker remembered talking with Russell about doing a special show. Russell herself had traveled to Madison to join protesters of that state's Republican governor and legislators amid a flurry of union-related legislation in Wisconsin. Baker said Saturday's show will serve as a reminder of what has happened with the mural in Maine while offering a refresher on the upheaval in Wisconsin. "The issue I think has faded somewhat obviously, just as the issue in Wisconsin is no longer front-page news," Baker said. Tickets for Saturday's show are $15 and can be purchased online at or by calling 899-3993.

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Taxes and billionaires The House speaker, John Boehner, suggests that the Republican threat of letting the United States default on its debts is driven by concern for jobs for ordinary Americans. “We cannot miss this opportunity,” he told Fox News. “If we want jobs to come to America, we’ve got to give American businesspeople the confidence to invest in our economy.” So take a look at one of the tax loopholes that Congressional Republicans are refusing to close — even if the cost is that America’s credit rating blows up. This loophole has nothing to do with creating jobs and everything to do with protecting some of America’s wealthiest financiers. If there were an award for Most Unconscionable Tax Loophole, this one would win ––––– grand prize. The New York Wait, wake up! I know that Times “tax policy” makes one’s eyes glaze over, but that’s how financiers have gotten away with paying a lower tax rate than their chauffeurs or personal trainers. Tycoons have bet for years that the public is too stupid or distracted to note that in many cases they’re paying just a 15 percent tax rate. What’s at stake is the “carried interest” loophole, and President Obama is pushing to close it. The White House estimates that this would raise $20 billion over a decade. But Congressional Republicans walked out of budget talks rather than discuss raising revenues from measures such as this one. The biggest threat to the United States this summer probably doesn’t come from Iran or Libya but from the home-grown risk that the nation will default on its debts. We don’t know the economic consequences for America or the world, and some of the hand-wringing may be overblown — or maybe not — but it’s reckless of Republicans even to toy with such a threat. This carried interest loophole benefits managers of financial partnerships such as hedge funds, private equity funds, venture capital funds and real estate funds — who are among the highest-paid

Nicholas D. Kristof

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Let’s give Forest Avenue the ‘Main Street’ treatment it deserves It’s starting to come together. Forest Avenue, for years victim to the automotive age with its wide expanse, barren landscape and an overall feel that makes you want to do exactly what the road is currently designed for – drive right through it – is being thoroughly studied by an official city committee for aesthetic, pedestrian, public transport and even traffic flow improvement. Available for public consumption at forestave.htm, the plan is a great start. I love the way the design team has included more trees, lighting fixtures that are sure to attract foot traffic after sunset, brick crosswalks, and bike lanes. The plan, which starts at Woodford’s Corner and heads inbound right up to the interchange with 295, serves to reconnect us Deering types with the rest of the city. Landlords along the entire stretch who may have a hard time finding tenants will suddenly find themselves staring at waiting lists of businesses looking to locate here. Because Forest Avenue has been treated like a slow-speed turnpike over the last 40 years, there just hasn’t been much incentive to do any more

Jeffrey S. Spofford ––––– Ayuh! than standard upkeep. Building owners, noticing the changes, will want to make aesthetic improvements to their buildings to attract higher rents. The first thing I think of as a Portland taxpayer, of course, is the cost of all these changes. But it seems to me that a major investment on what is THE main street for this side of town will only serve to pay itself back many times over. Based on the presentation I saw, building values and hence tax revenue is sure to go up. Fees collected from building permits issued to landlords, businesses and even homeowners looking to capitalize on the revitalization for increased equity, cash flow and value will add to the pot. The new jobs that could be potentially created at any new business and the retail or service sales they garner will only serve to improve our local economy as

a whole. No initial plan is perfect, and there are some things that I would like to see that are missing. The Metro is a great service, but as anyone who takes the 2 bus inbound can attest, it’s not particularly reliable time-wise once car traffic picks up. It may be the pipe dream of a train-enthusiast; but a dedicated, center track trolley going all the way from Riverton to Congress Street would do a lot to not only get people into town, but also attract peninsula-dwellers to Forest Avenue to help pay for the improvements in the plan with their commerce. I would also like to see more formal planning surrounding the exit 6 interchange with 295. The Maine DOT has put off performing any improvement work, which is badly needed no matter what for safety alone, until our local study is complete. Before making any changes to exit 6, the DOT will take the city’s findings into consideration. No matter what they come up with for an exit layout, a huge key to a successful reconnection of Forest Avenue with the peninsula would be to eliminate the ability see SPOFFORD page 5

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USM could improve gateway SPOFFORD from page 4

of vehicles to simply yield and instead make them come to a complete stop when exiting the highway. It is too dangerous to walk beneath 295 any other way. The final wish of mine lands squarely in the hands of the University of Southern Maine. USM owns the building that serves as not only the gateway to their campus, but also as the gateway to Forest Avenue. For the last few years, the front of the building facing our “main street” has been locked shut. On the website for the Glickman Family Library, the university claims the building was designed to “symbolize a gateway to USM, and to serve as a tangible reminder of USM’s presence in the community.” Former University President Richard Pattenaude even spoke about the important symbolism of having the front door facing outward toward the community in his library dedication speech. Today, the only way to enter the building is around back and the inviting picnic tables that used to encourage students to gather on the front patio have been removed. The front of the build-

ing is also now especially unwelcoming at night, as when the sun ends its day, so too does any light in the front of Glickman. The library’s neighbor, Oakhurst, has done its part for the block by renovating the building that used to house World Over Imports; the university needs to “tear down that wall,” or at the very least, unlock the front door and flip on a light at night. All in all, plans designed by cities can never be all things to all people. The Forest Avenue Transition plan, even in these early stages, is about as close to accomplishing that feat as I have seen come from the city in a long time. If the city, businesses, homeowners, the state DOT and USM can all come together, and some addons mentioned here or brought forth by others can be molded in, this project would be everything 1970s Urban Renewal wasn’t and the “all things” I never thought possible. To get there, it certainly deserves the support of us all. (Jeffrey S. Spofford is the circulation manager for The Portland Daily Sun and can be reached by emailing

‘Closing the loophole won’t fix the budget by itself, but it gets us one step closer to justice’ KRISTOF from page 4

people in the world. John Paulson, a hedge fund manager in New York City, made $4.9 billion last year, top of the chart for hedge fund managers, according to AR Magazine, which follows hedge funds. That’s equivalent to the average per capita income of 184,000 Americans, according to my back-of-envelope calculations based on Census Bureau figures. Mr. Paulson declined to comment on this tax break, but here’s how it works. These fund managers are compensated mostly with a performance bonus of 20 percent or more of the profits they make. Under this carried interest loophole, that 20 percent is eligible to be taxed at the long-term capital gains rate (if the fund’s underlying assets are held long enough) of just 15 percent rather than the regular personal income rate of 35 percent. This tax loophole is also intellectually vacuous. The performance fee is a return on the manager’s labor, not his or her capital, so there’s no reason to give it preferential capital gains treatment. “The carried interest loophole represents everyone’s worst fear about the tax system — that the rich and powerful get away with murder,” says Victor Fleischer, a law professor at the University of Colorado, Boulder, who has written about the issue. “Closing the loophole won’t fix the budget by itself, but it gets us one step closer to justice.” At a time when the richest 1 percent of Americans have a greater collective net worth than the entire

bottom 90 percent, there are other ways we could raise money while also making tax policy more equitable. The White House is backing some of them in its negotiations with Congress, but others aren’t even in play. One important proposal has to do with founder’s stock, the shares people own in companies they found. Professor Fleischer has written an interesting paper persuasively arguing that founder’s stock is hugely undertaxed. It, too, is essentially a return on labor, not capital, and shouldn’t benefit from the low capital gains rate. Likewise, Europe is moving toward a financial transactions tax on trades made in financial markets. That is something long championed by some economists — especially James Tobin, who won a Nobel Prize for his work — and it would also raise tens of billions of dollars at a time when it is desperately needed. It makes sense. The larger question is this: Do we try to balance budget deficits just by cutting antipoverty initiatives, college scholarships and other investments in young people and our future? Or do we also seek tax increases from those best able to afford them? And when Congressional Republicans claim that the reason for their recalcitrance in budget negotiations is concern for the welfare of ordinary Americans, look more closely. Do we really want to close down the American government and risk another global financial crisis to protect the tax bills of billionaires?

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Vail became 17th person to take out petition papers MAYOR from page one

“I prepared all the papers to go to court. I was about to file them.” — Christopher Vail’s attorney, David Lourie

His attorney, David Lourie, said the next step seemed to be the courthouse before Wood changed his position. “I prepared all the papers to go to court,” said Lourie. “I was about to file them.” Wood’s reversal came in a letter to city officials, copied to Vail, saying in part, that “... based on further research and discussions initiated by Mr. Vail’s lawyer, David Lourie, I am changing my opinion about the legal strength of our personnel policy restriction in relation to his right to run for an elected municipal office, including the position of Mayor. ... Please give him his nomination papers when he comes to get them.” Wood did not return calls seeking comments by presstime. Exerpts

from the letter were provided by Vail’s attorney. Lourie, a former Portland city attorney, said his arguments were twofold: First, denying the nomination papers was “prior restraint” because city rules only say you can’t actually run for office, they do not forbid thinking about running or even taking steps toward running. Secondly, Lourie explained, the courts have upheld such employeeelection bans because of potential problems of somebody suddenly

becoming their supervisor’s boss. That is not an issue in Portland, he contended, because the City Charter makes it clear that a city manager will handle day-to-day municipal operations and the mayor will not have supervisory powers. “The mayor is not in a position where they supervise anybody,” he said. That was apparently enough to convince Woods to change the city’s position. Vail, in a press release, said he wanted to “... thank the city of Portland for their time and reconsidering this matter.” But at City Hall he also said the delay means his campaign for nominating signatures gets a slower start than other candidates. The delay means he missed a very crowded Fourth of July celebration where

other candidates were gathering signatures. He also noted that his campaign actually “began five months ago” when he took out preliminary papers that allowed him to organize and begin raising money. It seems odd, he added, that the problem over his employment surfaced just before the formal process began. After a voter-approved city charter change, Portland is choosing its mayor by popular vote for the first time since 1923. Currently, the mayor is chosen by a vote of fellow city councilors and serves a largely ceremonial role. The post carries a $66,000 annual salary and will be chosen by a “ranked choice” method that will count second-choice selections if nobody gains a majority in the initial vote count.

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counts of lying to law enforcement officers investigating Caylee’s disappearance and death. Ms. Anthony showed no visible emotion Thursday as her sentence was being read, but had been smiling and talking to her lawyers beforehand. As the hearing was taking place inside the Orange County Courthouse in Orlando on Thursday, a small group of protesters outside rallied against Ms. Anthony’s acquittal on murder charges. One sign read, “Arrest the Jury.” Her lawyers have said she has received numerous death threats since she was acquitted of the most serious charges on Tuesday. The four counts of lying that Ms. Anthony was convicted of occurred when she falsely claimed that her daughter had disappeared, that she was employed at Universal Studios when she did not work there, that she had left Caylee with a baby sitter when there was no baby sitter, and that her daughter had called her on the telephone the day she was reported as missing. Ms. Anthony’s lawyers on Thursday had sought to have those charges combined into a single criminal act, but Judge Belvin Perry Jr., of the Ninth Judicial Circuit Court, ruled against the motion. During the nearly six-week trial, prosecutors said Ms. Anthony had rendered her daughter unconscious with chloroform before suffocating

her by placing duct tape over her nose and mouth. Afterward, prosecutors said, she had dumped the girl’s body in a wooded area, where it was found about six months later by the authorities not far from the Anthonys’ house. The defense had argued that Caylee had drowned accidentally in the family swimming pool and that the death had been concealed by Caylee’s grandfather, George Anthony, after he panicked. The jury, which had been sequestered for the trial, reached its decision to acquit Ms. Anthony on charges of murder and aggravated child abuse in less than 11 hours. If convicted of those crimes, Ms. Anthony would have faced a possible death sentence. There was no direct evidence linking Ms. Anthony to the death of her child, and the prosecution’s case rested on circumstantial evidence. The child’s body, once found, was too badly decomposed for a cause of death to be determined. At least one juror, Jennifer Ford, a 32-year-old nursing student, has said that while the panel was not convinced that Ms. Anthony was innocent, there simply was not enough evidence to convict her. “I did not say she was innocent,” Ms. Ford told ABC News. “I just said there was not enough evidence. If you cannot prove what the crime was, you cannot determine what the punishment should be.”

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Maine Red Claws welcome 76ers as new NBA affiliate DAILY SUN STAFF REPORT The Maine Red Claws have introduced the Philadelphia 76ers as an NBA affiliate, the basketball team announced Thursday. The 76ers will join the Boston Celtics and Charlotte Bobcats as a parent club to the Red Claws. Each NBA team can assign up to two NBA players at one time to their NBA D-League partner. “The Philadelphia 76ers are an excellent team with a great coaching staff and management,” said Red Claws President and General Manager Jon

Jennings. “The 76ers have shown a strong commitment to developing young talent and we are thrilled to add them as an NBA affiliate. Philadelphia has been a hotbed of great basketball for generations, and we look forward to continuing that tradition in Maine.” The 76ers join the Red Claws after one season as an NBA affiliate to the Springfield Armor. Philadelphia moves to Maine after the Armor adopted the hybrid model, with the New Jersey Nets purchasing the sole rights to the Armor’s basketball operations. Nine NBA Development League teams will

enter the 2011-12 season with one-toone NBA affiliations with the remainder of the teams having agreements with two or three NBA teams. “The Red Claws have enjoyed tremendous relationships with the Charlotte Bobcats and Boston Celtics for two seasons, and we are looking forward to an equally beneficial relationship with the 76ers,” Jennings said. “We believe the addition of the 76ers can only benefit the tremendous talent we have already seen in Portland during the Red Claws first two seasons.” The Red Claws have played for two

seasons in Portland. Season ticket prices range from $240 to $600 for the 24-game regular season. A limited number of premium seats are also available. Fans interested in purchasing Hollywood, Gold or Silver ticket packages should call for 210-6655 for information. End zone seats, which are reserved for individual ticket sale and group sales, will once again not be available in a season ticket packages to make them available to community and school groups. Individual tickets will go on sale in November. For details, visit

Portland gives up four unearned runs in 10-4 loss; Sea Dogs back home after break DAILY SUN STAFF REPORT Hobbled by two errors and four unearned runs as part of a second-inning collapse, the Portland Sea Dogs lost to the Binghamton Mets 10-4 on Thursday afternoon. The Sea Dogs committed two errors and allowed four unearned runs as part of a five-run second inning for the Mets. Binghamton erupted against Stolmy Pimentel (0-9), snapping Portland’s three-game win streak, the team stated in a game report.

The Sea Dogs took the lead in the top of the first inning against Brandon Moore (6-7). Moore retired 17 of 19 Portland batters from the last out of the first inning, to the first out of the seventh inning. The only hit he gave up in that time was a double to Will Middlebrooks who extended his hitting streak to six games. Miguel Gonzalez came on in relief of Pimentel and struck out a season-high six batters over three and one-third innings. Chih-Hsien Chiang tacked on an RBI single in the ninth to round out the scoring for Portland.

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Sudanese celebration planned DAILY SUN STAFF REPORT

The Sudanese Community Association of Maine will present a Celebration of Independence for South Sudan on Saturday, July 9, shortly after 10 a.m. at the Portland Expo, 239 Park Ave. This event is free and open to the public, organizers said. The Independence Celebration will feature Sudanese music, food, dancing, and speeches by local activists, elected officials and Sudanese community leaders. The celebration at The Portland Expo will be preceded by a Raising of the Flags in Monument Square on Congress Street across from the Portland Public Library at 9 a.m. The flag of The United States of America will be raised, along with the new flag of South Sudan, organizers announced. This will be followed at 10 a.m. by a march on Congress Street to the Portland Expo, where the celebration will continue. For more information, contact Mariano at 2396772 or email him at, Abaker at 272-3177, or El-Fadel at 221-5197.

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ARIES (March 21-April 19). Barraged with images of models and celebrities every day, it’s no wonder so many suffer from low self-worth. Those people center their lives on looking good. Measure yourself against your own standards of “normal.” TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You’ll be made to feel very special. Someone will ingratiate him or herself to you by offering you passes and privileges not given to “just anyone.” Your enjoyment and appreciation of the act will ensure that it happens again. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You keep up a certain pattern of behavior so as not to disappoint the ones who have grown used to it. As you go through the motions now, you may question whether you still want to do these things. CANCER (June 22-July 22). When you were a child, your face transparently reflected your displeasure. Now you skillfully hide the sour faces of your youth as you opt for more mature and constructive ways to conduct yourself. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You would be wise to help the authority figures you’re dealing with to feel comfortably superior. They will appreciate your support, friendship and loyalty and do not need the threat of your competition. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Wake up and notice how rare your contributions are. No one else can do what you do in the way you do it. You don’t always get credit, either. But give yourself credit, and celebrate your uniqueness. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You’ll have complete control over who you see today. So you’ll likely hang around a certain person who always seems to have a way of making you feel comfortable and acknowledged.

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––––––– ALMANAC ––––––– Today is Friday, July 8, the 189th day of 2011. There are 176 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 8, 1776, Col. John Nixon gave the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence, in Philadelphia. On this date: In 1663, King Charles II of England granted a Royal Charter to Rhode Island. In 1853, an expedition led by Commodore Matthew Perry arrived in Yedo Bay, Japan, on a mission to seek diplomatic and trade relations with the Japanese. In 1889, The Wall Street Journal was first published. In 1907, Florenz Ziegfeld staged his first “Follies,” on the roof of the New York Theater. In 1911, cowgirl “Two-Gun Nan” Aspinwall became the first woman to make a solo trip by horse across the United States, arriving in New York 10 months after departing San Francisco. In 1947, demolition work began in New York City to make way for the new permanent headquarters of the United Nations. In 1950, President Harry S. Truman named Gen. Douglas MacArthur commander-inchief of United Nations forces in Korea. (But Truman ended up sacking MacArthur for insubordination nine months later.) In 1975, President Gerald R. Ford announced he would seek a second term of office. In 1991, actor James Franciscus died in North Hollywood at age 57. In 1994, Kim Il Sung, North Korea’s communist leader since 1948, died at age 82. One year ago: The largest spy swap between the U.S. and Russia since the Cold War unfolded as 10 people accused of spying in suburban America pleaded guilty to conspiracy and were ordered deported to Russia in exchange for the release of four prisoners accused of spying for the West. Today’s Birthdays: Singer Jerry Vale is 79. Singer Steve Lawrence is 76. Actor Jeffrey Tambor is 67. Actress Kim Darby is 64. Children’s performer Raffi is 63. Actress Anjelica Huston is 60. Writer Anna Quindlen is 59. Actor Kevin Bacon is 53. Actor Robert Knepper is 52. Rock musician Andy Fletcher (Depeche Mode) is 50. Country singer Toby Keith is 50. Rock singer Joan Osborne is 49. Writer-producer Rob Burnett is 49. Actor Rocky Carroll is 48. Actor Corey Parker is 46. Actor Billy Crudup is 43. Actor Michael Weatherly is 43. Singer Beck is 41. Country singer Drew Womack (Sons of the Desert) is 41. Christian rock musician Stephen Mason (Jars of Clay) is 36. Actor Milo Ventimiglia (MEE’-loh vehn-tih-MEEL’-yuh) is 34. Rock musician Tavis Werts is 34. Singer Ben Jelen is 32. Actor Lance Gross is 30. Actress Sophia Bush is 29. Rock musician Jamie Cook (Arctic Monkeys) is 26. Actor Jake McDorman is 25. Actor Jaden Smith is 13.


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ANNIE’S MAILBOX Dear Annie: I recently found out that my 27-year-old married daughter is having an affair with her 40-year-old boss. He is married and has two children. She doesn’t know that I know. I warned her to be careful when I noticed that she and her boss sometimes work late. I told her that when I was her age, I did some things I was not proud of. I also sent her articles about people having affairs. I told her it was wrong and people would get hurt. I have tried to give her as much advice as I could without letting on about what I know, but now I think it’s time to tell her. I do not want to do this over the phone, so I am waiting for the vacation we are taking with her and her husband in a few weeks. This has truly been a shock to me because I thought I had taught her better than this. Before she married, her father and I separated for a year. I never told her that he was seeing someone else. So far, I have told no one about my daughter’s affair, but I want to confide in my husband. How should I handle this? -- Puzzled Dear Puzzled: Talk to your daughter. We are hoping you are wrong about the affair, but either way, rest assured, your previous warnings have not gone unnoticed. If you think her father could help convince her to end things, you should discuss your concerns with him. Beyond that, sorry to say, the choice is hers, good or bad. Sometimes we simply have to let our children fall down and pick themselves up. Dear Annie: My brother, an irresponsible, selfish and selfcentered person, divorced my sister-in-law a number of years ago, stating she was “not fun” anymore, that she never allowed him to buy all the things he wanted, and that she had

gained weight. While he danced through life at everyone else’s expense, his poor wife was left with all the heavy lifting in their relationship, including raising the children. (By the way, my brother, who has struggled with alcohol and emotional issues his whole life, also has a weight problem.) My brother bounced from one job to another, always spending more than he earned. It was heartbreaking to watch my sister-in-law become a shell of the person she once was. And when she was totally and completely drained, he filed for divorce. When he discovered I was still in contact with my ex-sisterin-law, he called me “The Bad Sister” and stopped speaking to me. He pestered his daughters for a photo of himself so he could post it to a dating website, and he started seeing other women before the divorce was finalized. I was ashamed of his behavior. I wish I could mend the fence my brother has put up, but I refuse to abandon my sister-in-law, who is not only one of my closest friends, but the mother of my two beautiful nieces. Please tell your readers to think about the hearts of others before issuing ultimatums that force people to choose sides in a divorce. More often than not, it’s the hearts of the children that break. -- Loving Aunt in Connecticut Dear Aunt: We hope our readers are listening. Thank you. Dear Annie: “Crying in California” was upset that she did not receive a condolence card from the doctor after her daughter died. My wife, age 56, passed away just over a year ago after an 18-month battle with lung cancer. Her oncologist at the Lack’s Cancer Center in Grand Rapids, Mich., as well as his staff and her chemotherapy nurse all sent cards. Those cards meant a great deal to me. -- J.T.

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Friday, July 8 Election Day voter registration people’s veto event 1 p.m. “Language for a ballot question that seeks to protect Election Day registration was completed Wednesday, signaling the start of a people’s veto campaign. Signature gathering kickoff media events will be held in Bangor, Lewiston and Portland on Friday, July 8, for volunteers to pick up petitions and for supporters to sign on. Members of the coalition and volunteers will speak. In addition, the coalition will announce the formation of a political action committee to support signature collection and the election campaign.” Maine People’s Alliance Office, 565 Congress St., Suite 200, Portland. Coalition members include: Engage Maine, the Maine Civil Liberties Union, Maine League of Conservation Voters, League of Women Voters of Maine, Maine AFL-CIO, Maine League of Young Voters, Maine People’s Alliance, Opportunity Maine, Maine Equal Justice Partners, EqualityMaine, Maine Women’s Lobby, Maine Education Association, MSEA-SEIU, Speaking Up for Us, Disability Rights Center, Preble Street Resource Center and Homeless Voices for Justice. Those interested in volunteering can sign up at:

Boat Building Festival by Compass Project

stage. He has appeared on A&E’s “An Evening at the Improv.” Performances are Friday, July 8 and Saturday, July 9 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15/$12 seniors and students, and are available through Brown Paper Tickets; or 8655505. Freeport Factory Stage is located at 5 Depot St., downtown Freeport, one block east of L.L. Bean.

‘Summer of Love’ continues at Ogunquit Playhouse 8 p.m. The Ogunquit Playhouse, Route 1, Ogunquit. Box Office 1-800-982-2787 or go online for online ticketing and more information. June 22 through July 16, “Summer of Love.” “When a runaway bride discovers the countercultural revolution of the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood of San Francisco, with a little help from the hippies and dropouts of Golden Gate Park, she comes to realize she has to make her own kind of music! This hippie, trippy musical features the powerful music of the late 1960s, by some of the most influential artists of the love generation: The Mamas and the Papas, Donovan, Janis Joplin, Jefferson Airplane and many more.” Next on stage: “The Music Man,” July 20-Aug. 20; “Legally Blonde” starring Sally Struthers, Aug.24-Sept. 17; and “Miss Saigon,” Sept. 21-Oct. 23.

Saturday, July 9

Alliance for Responsible 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. This July 8 through Communities yard sale July 10, Compass Project will present its 8 a.m. to noon. The Alliance for Responeighth annual Boat Building Festival at sible Communities yard sale event at Back Cove Park on Preble Street Exten34 Clinton St., Portland. For sale will be sion (across from Hannaford). Compass items from over six different families: Project is a Portland-based youth develbooks, lamps, games, toys, odds and opment organization that engages at-risk ends, some shelves, etc. 650-1892. “ARC youth through experiential boat building is a 501c3 nonprofit that works in solidarprograms. These hands-on programs ity with Maine’s multicultural communihelp youth find new directions for the ties to educate, support, and empower future by combining life-skills, academic youth and their families through civic challenges and job-skills training. “Join us leadership mentoring, afterschool acaJuly 8th, 9th and 10th at our new Location, demic help, civic leadership, and cultural Back Cove Park on Preble Street Extention heritage.” in Portland. Twelve boat building teams will Alliance-for-Responsible-Communibe arriving Friday afternoon to begin the ties/142759748825 intensive three-day task of building their very own 12-foot Skiff and helping to raise Kids First Program in Topsham funds for our Youth Boat Building Program. Youngsters enjoy a visit with Steamer the Clam, mascot for the Yarmouth Clam Festival, one of Maine’s most 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Woodside Along with our new location, we have new popular summer events. This year the festival is Friday through Sunday, July 15-17. Admission is free. Proceeds Elementary School, 42 Barrows Drive, activities! We are very excited to announce from food booths and parking support nonprofit student, sporting, music and church groups, the festival’s Topsham. “This four-hour co-parentthe First Ever Mascot Row-down to be held Facebook page states. (COURTESY PHOTO) ing education workshop for parents is at 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 9 at the Festival. designed to help address problems and ing, Taiko drumming, bake sale and much more! Proceeds The Portland Sea Dogs mascot, Slugger, has issued a rowing reduce the negative effects of separation and divorce. ... benefit East Bayside Neighborhood Organization and Mayo challenge to Salty Pete of the Pirates and Crusher of the Red Participants are encouraged to attend the program as early Street Arts. Contact Alex Endy to sign up for a performance Claws. Come find out who has the best rowing skills in town!” in the separation and divorce as possible. But it’s never too slot! Friday, July 8, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, July 9, 9 a.m. to 4:30 late to break old bad habits and learn healthy new ones!” p.m.; Sunday, July 10, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Parade from Back Open Mic/Poetry Slam in Auburn Fee: $60 per person. Cove to East End Beach; launch at East End Beach. http:// 7:15 p.m. Open Mic/Poetry Slam. First Universalist Church Raising the flag in Southern Sudan of Auburn, 169 Pleasant St. Free. FMI 783-0461 or www. 9 a.m. The Sudanese Community Association of Maine Portland Trails 10K: Trail to Ale Preview presents the Celebration of Independence for South 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Portland Trails 10K: Trail to Ale PreMaine State Music Theatre’s ‘Annie’ Sudan Festivities start at 9 a.m. in Monument Square in view. Mark Goettel and Andy Abrams, Portland Trails Board 7:30 p.m. Maine State Music Theatre’s “Annie” plays downtown Portland — the flag of the United States of Members and experienced runners, will be offering a prethrough July 16. MSMT’s 2011 summer season continues America will be raised, along with the new flag of South view of the Portland Trails 10K: Trail to Ale as part of the July 20 with “Xanadu,” and closes out the season with “The Sudan. At noon everyone will march to the Portland Expo Portland Trails Discovery Trek Series. Runners of all abiliWiz.” Maine State Music Theatre is located at the air condiwhere there will be celebration including continuous ties are invited to meet at Ocean Gateway and run the 10K tioned Pickard Theatre located at 1 Bath Road in Brunswick music, dancing and food. This event is free and open to course. The 10 kilometer (6.2 mile) race course is run excluon the campus of Bowdoin College. For tickets and more the public. Supporters of independence for South Sudan sively off-road and allows beautiful views of the Casco Bay information, please call 725-8769 or go to are encouraged to attend. The Independence Celebraas runners enjoy the Eastern Prom and Back Cove Trails. tion will feature Sudanese music, food, dancing, and A Theater Tasting This will give runners an idea of what to expect the day speeches by local activists, elected officials, and Sudanese 8 p.m. A Theater Tasting is a twist on the traditional wine of the Trail to Ale 10K race which will be held on Sept. 18 community leaders. “On January 9, 2011, the people of tasting, and a fundraiser for Lucid Stage (www.lucidstage. this year. Folks training for the run are encouraged to come. South Sudan voted to separate themselves from the govcom). A roster of performers will present, and between the Bring running shoes. Meet at Ocean Gateway Terminal on ernment of Sudan. This vote followed 22 years of civil war acts the audience will be invited into the lobby for a wine the Eastern Prom Trail just after the intersection of India and in Sudan. In accordance with the Peace Agreement made and appetizer pairing that is chosen to go with each perCommercial streets. Free for Portland Trails members, $5 between the government of Sudan and the people of South formance. Performers will include: Carolyn Gage (excerpt suggested donation for non-members ($5 can go toward Sudan in 2005, the people of South Sudan were offered an from her play The Parmachene Belle); stand-up comedy new or renewed membership.) Reservations suggested. opportunity for separation from the government in the North from Mike Sylvester; Michael Lane Trautman; Dark Follies Call Portland Trails: 775-2411. For a full schedule of Portin a vote on January 9, 2011. This referendum resulted in (burlesque); Jake Brooks (musician); Naya’s Trance (belland Trails Discovery Treks, visit 98% of the vote favoring independence. On July 9, 2011, lydancing); The Green Room musical, produced by New South Sudan will officially become a new nation.” For furEast Bayside Neighborhood Organization Edge. $25. ther information about this event, please contact Mariano at talent show at Mayo Street Arts Center Tom Clark at Freeport Factory Stage 239-6772 or email him at, Abaker 7:30 p.m. Support the East Bayside Neighborhood Orga8 p.m. Freeport Factory Stage features Tom Clark. “Tom at 272-3177, or El-Fadel at 221-5197. nization by coming out to a night of great local talent! MC Clark has been called the ‘Mel Tillis of stand-up comedy,’ ALex Endy! A Bake Sale too! Mayo Street Arts. Break dancsee next page his slight stutter disappears when his comedic voices hit the

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Boat Building Festival 9 a.m. This July 8 through July 10, Compass Project will present its eighth annual Boat Building Festival at Back Cove Park on Preble Street Extension (accross from Hannaford). Compass Project is a Portland-based youth development organization that engages at-risk youth through experiential boat building programs. These hands-on programs help youth find new directions for the future by combining life-skills, academic challenges and job-skills training. “Join us July 8th, 9th and 10th at our new Location, Back Cove Park on Preble Street Extention in Portland. Twelve boat building teams will be arriving Friday afternoon to begin the intensive three-day task of building their very own 12-foot Skiff and helping to raise funds for our Youth Boat Building Program. Along with our new location, we have new activities! We are very excited to announce the First Ever Mascot Rowdown to be held at 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 9 at the Festival. The Portland Sea Dogs mascot, Slugger, has issued a rowing challenge to Salty Pete of the Pirates and Crusher of the Red Claws. Come find out who has the best rowing skills in town!” Friday, July 8, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, July 9, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Sunday, July 10, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Parade from Back Cove to East End Beach; launch at East End Beach.

Skyline Farm’s ninth annual Summer Celebration 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Pony rides, bargain hunting, lobster, dessert, live music and more are featured during Skyline Farm’s ninth annual Summer Celebration fundraiser. A Barn Sale under the tent will offer shoppers an assortment of items, including antiques, collectibles, and horse-drawn carriages. If you have items to sell, rent your own table for $20, or have Skyline sell your items for a commission. Contact Greg at 239-5782 or Lisa at 8296899. Skyline Farm, a nonprofit, all-volunteer organization, is located at 95 The Lane in North Yarmouth (near the junction of Routes 9 and 115). See www.skylinefarm. org for more information and directions.

Summer Solstice Craft Show in Wells 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Seventy crafters and artisans from all points of New England and beyond are expected at Wells Elementary School for the 29th annual Summer Solstice Craft Show. The best of Traditional, Country and Contemporary arts and crafts featuring Pottery, stained glass, jewelry, herbs and everlastings, knits, folk art, graphics and more. Musical entertainment by John Tercyak. Gourmet lunch available. July 9 and 10. Free parking and admission.

‘Knit A Bunny’ workshop 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Knitters from all skill levels are welcomed to enroll in a “Knit A Bunny” workshop that will create a crouching bunny with floppy ears at the Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, Route 26, New Gloucester. Fee: $30. For details call 926-4597 or

Urban Epic Challenge 10 a.m. “The Urban Epic Challenge presented by Oxford Networks offers a course that rivals any existing race in terms of variety of terrain, unique elements, and stunning views. The run starts near the East End Beach and winds from one end of the prom to the other and back There are two times when you will be able to sign in and get your packet: Friday, July 8 at Maine Running Company in Portland from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.; Saturday, July 9 at the Eastern Prom (near the Beach) from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Participants will line up at the start line at approximately 10 a.m., which is located on the paved trail near East End Beach.” www.

Spring Point Ledge Light open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Spring Point Ledge Light lighthouse is open every Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. to help raise money for much needed repairs. “Tickets are $5 for adults and children 18 and under are free. We are a nonprofit trust and we maintain an historic lighthouse with the best view of Casco Bay.”

‘The Other Dickens’ at Boothbay 12:30 p.m. Lillian Nayder, a Bates College professor whose biography “The Other Dickens” is the first comprehensive portrait of the woman whom novelist Charles Dickens married and then repudiated, discusses the book at Books in Boothbay: Maine’s Summer Book Fair at Boothbay Railway Village, Route 27 South, Boothbay. Nayder is one of 40 Maine authors who will discuss and sign their books at the fair. A reception with the authors begins at 3:30. The event is open to the public at no cost. Learn more at

Nine Nation Animation 2 p.m. The World According to Shorts presents Nine Nation Animation, a selection of recent award-winning animated short films from the world’s most renowned festivals, including Cannes, Berlin, Annecy, Clermont-Ferrand and

others. Portland Museum of Art. Saturday, July 9, 2 p.m.; Sunday, July 10, 2 p.m. NR. http://www.portlandmuseum. org/events/movies.php

Truth About Daisies on Peaks 7:30 p.m. Fifth Maine Regiment Museum, 45 Seashore Ave., Peaks Island. $8 adult; $5 seniors and students. “Popular trio, Truth About Daisies, features original songwriting and beautiful harmonies of Sheila McKinley, Doug Swift and Ronda Dale. Their music draws on many traditions including urban folk, country, and melodic pop.” The Fifth Maine Regiment Museum is a nonprofit museum and cultural center housed in the 1888 Fifth Maine Regiment Memorial Hall. Its mission is the preservation of Civil War and local history. To that end the museum offers a wide variety of lectures, concerts, tours, youth education programs, and community activities. Membership is open to the public. For more information call 766-3330 or email

Maine State Music Theatre’s ‘Annie’ 7:30 p.m. Maine State Music Theatre’s “Annie” plays through July 16. MSMT’s 2011 summer season continues July 20 with “Xanadu,” and closes out the season with “The Wiz.” Maine State Music Theatre is located at the air conditioned Pickard Theatre located at 1 Bath Road in Brunswick on the campus of Bowdoin College. For tickets and more information, please call 725-8769 or go to

Jimmy Higgins: A Life in the Labor Movement 8 p.m. “Harlan Baker will appear as Jimmy Higgins in a one-man show he has written, ‘Jimmy Higgins: A Life in the Labor Movement.’ The play is set on the eve of the 1960 presidential race. A rank and file union activist is being interviewed by a college student about his life. Higgins recounts his days as a newspaper boy in Sandusky Ohio during the First World War, his meeting with Eugene Debs and other radicals opposed to American participation in the First World War, his experiences in the Lafollette campaign for president in 1924 and his experience covering the union organizing drives of tenant farmers and auto workers in the 1930s. Harlan Baker is an adjunct professor in the Theatre department at the University of Southern Maine, an actor, a former member of the Maine legislature, a union activist, and democratic socialist. ‘Jimmy Higgins’ has long stood for the name of the rank-and-file union and socialist activist.” The July 9 show is a fundraiser to restore Maine’s Labor Mural. $15 at Lucid Stage, 29 Baxter Boulevard, Portland. 899-3993.

‘Summer of Love’ continues at Ogunquit Playhouse 8 p.m. The Ogunquit Playhouse, Route 1, Ogunquit. Box Office 1-800-982-2787 or go online for online ticketing and more information. June 22 through July 16, “Summer of Love.” “When a runaway bride discovers the countercultural revolution of the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood of San Francisco, with a little help from the hippies and dropouts of Golden Gate Park, she comes to realize she has to make her own kind of music! This hippie, trippy musical features the powerful music of the late 1960s, by some of the most influential artists of the love generation: The Mamas and the Papas, Donovan, Janis Joplin, Jefferson Airplane and many more.” Next on stage: “The Music Man,” July 20-Aug. 20; “Legally Blonde” starring Sally Struthers, Aug.24-Sept. 17; and “Miss Saigon,” Sept. 21-Oct. 23.

Sunday, July 10 Boat Building Festival concludes 9 a.m. This July 8 through July 10, Compass Project will present its eighth annual Boat Building Festival at Back Cove Park on Preble Street Extension (accross from Hannaford). Compass Project is a Portland-based youth development organization that engages at-risk youth through experiential boat building programs. These hands-on programs help youth find new directions for the future by combining life-skills, academic challenges and job-skills training. “Join us July 8th, 9th and 10th at our new Location, Back Cove Park on Preble Street Extention in Portland. Twelve boat building teams will be arriving Friday afternoon to begin the intensive three-day task of building their very own 12-foot Skiff and helping to raise funds for our Youth Boat Building Program. Along with our new location, we have new activities! We are very excited to announce the First Ever Mascot Row-down to be held at 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 9 at the Festival. The Portland Sea Dogs mascot, Slugger, has issued a rowing challenge to Salty Pete of the Pirates and Crusher of the Red Claws. Come find out who has the best rowing skills in town!” Friday, July 8, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, July 9, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Sunday, July 10, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Parade from Back Cove to East End Beach; launch at East End Beach.

Hidden studios of Portland’s East End Artists 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. “Get a peek into one of Portland’s most vibrant arts communities by joining the Society For East End

Artists, seventh annual Open Studios Tour and Art Sale. On this one day, the artists of Portland’s East End open their working studios to the public. Experience the source point for some of Portland’s most eclectic creators and qualify to win prizes from East End vendors just by participating. Connect to community, expand your horizons and/or add to your art collection all on a summer day! The tour is a free self-guided walk through the Munjoy Hill neighborhood. It is held in conjunction with the Munjoy Hill Garden Club tour. Maps of the Open Studios will be available the day of the event at 81 Congress St. and in participating artists’ studios. Open studios will be marked with green, blue and white balloons. Don’t miss this opportunity to see the many and unusual ways artists make it work: hallways, extra bedrooms, garden sheds — you name it, some artist on Portland’s East End is using it to spin their creative vision! Tour will be held rain or shine. For more information, please call Colleen Bedard at 233-7273 or visit the website

The Hidden Gardens of Munjoy Hill 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Hidden Gardens of Munjoy Hill offers an opportunity to explore a dozen lush city gardens tucked away in this charming Portland neighborhood. The self-guided garden tour will feature a dozen unique urban retreats scattered throughout Munjoy Hill. Members of the Society for East End Arts (SEA) will also open their studios for visitors. The tour is presented by Friends of the Eastern Promenade. “Visitors can stroll through a delightful English Victorian garden, a tranquil Japanese garden and a “wild” flower garden that attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. Some gardens are brand new, with others tended by gardeners for several generations. All of the gardens highlight the creativity of gardening in the city.” Advance tickets are available for $15 online at or at Skillin’s Greenhouse, O’Donal’s Nurseries, Allen, Sterling & Lothrup, Broadway Gardens, Rosemont Market and Coffee by Design. On the day of event, tickets will be sold for $20 at the Munjoy Hill Neighborhood Organization’s Hill House at 92 Congress St., where the tour begins. For more information, visit

Library Sundae in Falmouth 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. “Join us for a fun-filled afternoon featuring antique cars, ice cream sundaes, and Doc’s Banjo Band. Bring your friends and family. Sponsored by the Friends of the Falmouth Memorial Library.” Falmouth Memorial Library, 5 Lunt Road, Falmouth. Tickets for Sundaes and rides are $2.50 each. Everything else is free.

Defenders of the Funny 7:30 p.m. Defenders of the Funny is a new improv group in Portland. Expect new games, sketches, music, and audience participation. Special guest: Comic Stephanie Doyle. Tickets $7. Defenders of the Funny will also be participating in the second annual Portland Improv Festival, held at Lucid Stage Aug. 11-13.

Monday, July 11 MECA Master of Fine Arts lectures 6:30 p.m. Each summer, the Master of Fine Arts program at Maine College of Art invites guest artists, curators and scholars to participate in the curriculum. All visiting artists deliver a free public lecture in Osher Hall at 6:30 p.m. July 11: Sina Najafi; Najafi is the Editor of Cabinet Magazine. July 18: Anne West; West is a writer, theorist, and independent curator. She teaches in the graduate program at RISD. July 25: Lee Boroson; Boroson’s airy sculptures give viewers the chance to experience the ineffable impossibilities of the world. Aug. 1: Hamish Fulton; Since the early 1970s, Fulton has been labeled as a sculptor, photographer, conceptual artist andland artist. Fulton, however, characterises himself as a “walking artist.” Aug. 8: Lisi Raskin; Raskin handcrafts whimsical recreations of military command centers. This summer the MFA’s Moth Press is also releasing Mapping the Intelligence of Artistic Work; An Explorative Guide to Making, Thinking, and Writing by Anne West. Her lecture on July 18 will be followed by a book signing. West is an educator, writer, and independent curator. She teaches in the Division of Graduate Studies at Rhode Island School of Design, where she supports students across disciplines in conceptualizing and writing their master’s thesis.

Bates Dance Festival in Lewiston 7:30 p.m. The Bates Dance Festival based in Lewiston announces its 29th season of public events, taking place July 1 through Aug. 13 on the Bates College campus. The six-week festival showcases contemporary performance works by Camille A. Brown & Dancers, Nicholas Leichter Dance, Zoe | Juniper, The Equus Projects and Black Label Movement, and David Dorfman Dance. Performances, panel discussions and lectures by more than 40 internationally recognized dancers from across the United States and abroad. Performance times and locations appear on the festival website:

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