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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2010

VOL. 2 NO. 207

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Last secret mayoral election ends Monday See Curtis Robinson’s column on page 5

Let It Be downloaded See Mark Curdo’s column on page 6

It’s the boot no one wants to wear. A car sits booted on State Street near Mercy Hospital earlier this week. All ticketing in Portland is done by the parking division’s 11-member parking enforcement crew and the Portland Police Department, who gave the boot to 2,034 vehicles last year, the city reported. (DAVID CARKHUFF PHOTO)

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Boots helped make Maine famous. From the Leon Leonwood to the riverside mills, they’ve keep feet warm and dry during the endless winter months, and even lent their shape to Portland’s peninsula. But the most infamous boot in Portland is not made of leather, it isn’t sealed with beeswax or lined with Thinsulate. It’s 25 pounds, bright orange, and costs $475, but no one wants to be caught wearing one. “The boot,” or vehicle immobilizer, is the bane of parking ticket scofflaws everywhere. Clamped to a vehicle’s wheel, the steel device stops a wheel from turning and delivers a clear message: pay up. And we do, and the boot and its deterrent value help parking tickets account for $1.3 million of the city’s $6 million annual revenue from parking. So what does it take to get your vehicle outfitted with ultimate automotive park-

Loathe it or hate it, the device is part of the city’s $6 million parking income

ing accessory? (Warning: reading any further will prevent you from being able to feign procedural ignorance; continue at your own risk). “To get the boot, you have to have three unpaid parking tickets over 10 days old,” explains city parking division manager John Peverada. To clear up a commonly held misconception, it’s when a member of parking enforcement or a police officer cites a vehicle for a fourth violation following three unpaid tickets that they become eligible for the boot. All ticketing is done by the parking division’s 11-member parking enforcement crew and the Portland Police Department, who gave the boot to 2,034 vehicles last year. While it may seem like the city’s parking enforcers are a 24/7 omnipresence, police do help out. “Parking control isn’t on 24 hours a day, we do have the authority to ticket for parking and we do issue them,” explained Captain Ted Ross of the PPD. “An officer can

Tools of the trade are found in the back of a parking enforcement vehicle. (CURTIS ROBINSON PHOTO)

do it anytime during their shift if they see something,” he said. But the parking department’s Peverada said that lax reporting practices can make some drivers feel invincible, right up until they don’t. “They might go 20 tickets before they get the boot because officers don’t always call every plate in,” he said. Booted vehicles stay put until the owner see BOOT page 6


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Vuvuzela banned at Harvard, Yale game CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — The buzz over the storied football rivalry between Harvard and Yale won’t be coming from vuvuzelas this weekend: Host Harvard has banned from the 127th game the plastic horns whose incessant droning filled the air during this year’s soccer World Cup. Harvard Associate Athletics Director Timothy Wheaton said in a statement this week that the noisemakers will not be allowed inside Harvard Stadium for Saturday’s game in the interest of promoting good sportsmanship — a reversal from a previous position that said the horns would be allowed on a case-by-case basis. “It has become apparent that some individuals intend to use artificial noisemakers to both disrupt play on the field and detract from the overall fan experience for many spectators,” Wheaton said in the statement issued Tuesday. The move comes after Harvard’s Undergraduate Council recently voted to recommend the ban. That was bad news for Yale freshman Jonathan Desnick, 19, of New York City, who bought 700 blue vuvuzelas with a big Y printed on them to bring to the game. “I think it would have been a lot of fun,” said Desnick, who declined to say how much he paid for the horns. “It would have gotten the energy up on the field, and maybe we would have even got our game on ESPN.” The initial possibility of the vuvuzelas at the game sparked a campaign by some Harvard students who launched “The Silence Yale Campaign” with a Facebook group. “Silence them with the loudest instrument known to humankind — the vuvuzela,” the campaign said on Facebook. “So imagine it. Hundreds of vuvuzelas buzzing in unison during Yale kickoffs, fight songs, and displays of general idiocy. Yale will not be heard.”

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Ban on pet projects mostly symbolic WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite their claims, the Republicans’ ban on earmarks won’t stop lawmakers from steering taxpayers’ dollars to pet projects. And it will have little if any effect on Washington’s far graver problem — the gigantic budget deficit. Saying Election Day victories gave them a mandate to curb spending, Republicans formally agreed last week to a two-year prohibition of earmarks, legislative provisions that funnel money to lawmakers’ favorite projects. President Barack Obama has said he, too, wants to restrict earmarks, though he defended some as helping communities. “I am proud that House and Senate Republicans have united to end the earmark favor factory,” said Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., a leader in the drive to stop the practice. While the ban will make it harder for lawmakers to bring pork-barrel spending back home, it is far from airtight. Savvy members of Congress have options

like “phone-marking,” picking up the telephone and pressuring agency officials to spend money on specific projects. Lawmakers are sure to exploit uncertainty over exactly how the ban will be applied, such as whether it will bar money for projects already in the works. And Democrats, who will still run the Senate next year, have not agreed to the restrictions. Neither have some Republicans. “There’s no way you can stamp out every effort” by lawmakers to bring home the bacon, said Rep. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., another leading earmark foe. “But you can marginalize it.” Even completely eliminating earmarks would hardly ensure that spending decisions will be objective and divorced from politics. Presidents and agency officials control where many federal dollars go and have always used that power to reward allies. And formulas that automatically disburse other funds to states are themselves products of past political compromises, with

their own sets of winners and losers. “It makes those who ranted and raved against earmarks feel good,” Robert Reischauer, the Urban Institute president and former chief of the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, said of the GOP ban. “But it is largely cosmetic.” Spending for earmarks peaked in 2006, when lawmakers diverted $29 billion to hometown projects, according to Citizens Against Government Waste. The numbers have dipped to about $16 billion last year for 9,000 earmarks, thanks to public pressure and the infamy of influence-seekers like the convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff. That $16 billion is undeniably real money, but it amounts to just half of 1 percent of the $3.5 trillion federal budget. Lawmakers carve most earmarks from within agency budgets, so eliminating them would not save money but simply mean it would be spent on something else.

Obama: NATO to erect Most 9/11 responders settle suits missile shield for Europe over World Trade Center dust LISBON, Portugal (AP) — President Barack Obama won NATO summit agreement Friday to build a missile shield over Europe, an ambitious commitment to protect against Iranian attack while demonstrating the alliance’s continuing relevance — but at the risk of further aggravating Russia. On another major issue, Obama and the allies are expected to announce plans on Saturday to begin handing off security responsibility in Afghanistan to local forces next year and to complete the transition by the end of 2014. That end date is three years beyond the time that Obama has said he will start withdrawing U.S. troops, and the challenge is to avoid a rush to the exits as public opinion turns more sharply against the war and Afghan President Hamid Karzai pushes for greater Afghan control. While celebrating the missile shield decision, Obama also made a renewed pitch for Senate ratification back in the U.S. of a nuclear arms treaty with Russia, asserting that Europeans believe rejection of the deal would hurt their security and damage relations with the Russians. Two key unanswered questions about the missile shield — will it work and can the Europeans afford it? — were put aside for the present in the interest of celebrating the agreement as a boost for NATO solidarity.

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New state lawmakers get schooling in Legislature AUGUSTA (AP) — Like college freshmen going through orientation before their first day of classes, dozens of incoming lawmakers were shown the ropes of the Legislature on Friday before they’re sworn into office. Mainers this month voted in 53 new members to the House of Representative and another 12 to the Senate in giving Republicans majority control of both chambers of the Legislature for the first time in decades. In the first of three orientation sessions, the freshman class toured Pingree the State House and met with key legislative employees. They were versed on subjects such as compensation and benefits, Capitol security measures, the filing of bills and the inner workings of legislative committees. “It’s a little intimidating and exciting at the same time,” said Richard Malaby, a Republican from Hancock. “There’s a lot to learn. In looking over some things, I realize some of the procedural stuff I find frightening. I wish I’d taken a little more Latin in school.” Two more orientation sessions are scheduled for Nov. 29 and 30 before the new Legislature is sworn in Dec. 1. When that happens, the House will have 78 Republicans, 72 Democrats and one independent, while the Senate will

have 20 Republicans, 14 Democrats and one independent. Of the newcomers, many have served in the Legislature in previous years. But for the majority, walking the halls of the State House is a new experience. While it’s all well and good to learn what the legislative mailing privileges are and that food, beverages and gum are forbidden in the House chambers, Democrat Walter Kumiega of Deer Isle said the most important thing is learning how to get things done. “I hope to not be such a newbie, and understand what we need to do to get legislation passed and help my constituents and the state as a whole,” said Kumiega. Outgoing House Speaker Hannah Pingree and Senate President Libby Mitchell spoke to the group in the House chambers about the role of the Legislature. Pingree warned that now that they’re in office, they’ll be overloaded with legislative information, fact sheets, annual reports, invitations to dinners and parties, and mountains of mail. It’s easy for first-time legislators to get overwhelmed and feel like they need to do everything, she said. “It’s important that you stay sane and get sleep,” Pingree said. Besides learning the ins and outs of the Legislature, the new lawmakers are also getting to know each other. “We’re just people,” said Kumiega, who’s a carpenter. “It’s not like I’ve been elected to he U.S. House where most of the people are lawyers.”

Maine stops selling alcoholic energy drink AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine distributors have agreed to stop selling an alcoholic energy drink after the Food and Drug Administration warned manufacturers that the caffeine is an “unsafe food additive.” The Maine attorney general said Friday that four distributors will no longer sell the drink made by Joose.

Four Loko, a similar beverage, was never sold in Maine. Phusion Projects, which manufactures Four Loko, announced late Tuesday that it would reformulate its drinks, removing caffeine. Maine Attorney General Janet Mills praised the distributors and the FDA for what she called a reasonable response to a serious public safety issue.

Body identified in Maine as convicted molester VASSALBORO (AP) — Police say a body found by hunters in central Maine has been identified as that of a child molester who never reported to jail after pleading guilty. Maine State Police said Friday that

60-year-old William Stein, of Vassalboro, failed to show up at the Kennebec County Jail in June to begin serving a 3½-year sentence for gross sexual assault and unlawful sexual contact involving a young child.

Traffic accesses Interstate 295 from the Veranda Street on-ramp Friday on the first day of the on-ramp’s reopening after a construction-related closure. (DAVID CARKHUFF PHOTO)

Veranda St. on-ramp reopens BY DAVID CARKHUFF THE PORTLAND DAILY SUN

The Interstate 295 on-ramp from Veranda Street reopened on Friday, easing a traffic snarl that irritated neighbors in a heavily traveled freeway link east of Washington Avenue. Drivers no longer will be forced to follow a detour to Washington Avenue to access the southbound lanes of I-295. A readerboard near the on-ramp flashed the good news Friday. The readerboard had become wellwatched over the summer as it cited different dates, reflecting changing deadlines to reopen access. The section of I-295 at Tukey’s Bridge is considered the busiest road in the state, carrying an estimated 85,000 vehicles per day, making it the most heavily traveled segment of interstate highway in Maine, according to an I-295 Corridor Study. The closure was a safety precaution prompted by bridge work and lane closures on I-295. Bridge work that was being done shifted lanes over to the right-hand side of the freeway, which didn’t leave enough room for traffic to enter from Veranda Street, explained Mark Latti, spokesman for the Maine Department of Transportation. “We realize that it was an inconvenience for many people, but we thank them for their patience. The

reality is that on those bridges that we did complete work on, we won’t have to go back there for 15 to 20 years,” Latti said. The reason for changing deadlines to reopen the on-ramp was an unexpected amount of bridge repairs, he said. “There was more work to be done than originally expected. Basically, there was more deterioration in the bridges than we expected,” Latti said. The state spent $20.6 million on the southbound and northbound lanes of I-295 in the greater Portland area. All of the improvements are being funded from Maine DOT’s Interstate Maintenance Fund, supported in part by Federal Highway Administration dollars. No federal stimulus funds were dedicated to these improvements, the state reported. Crews are wrapping up bridge repairs on I-295 for the winter, Latti said. Paving is done for the season, he said. Next year, paving will resume in the area of the bridges, he said. “We still have 10 bridges to work on on the southbound side and three in the northbound lanes, so there will be a little bit of paving near the approaches to those bridges next year,” Latti said. “We would like to thank everyone for their patience during this construction season,” he added.

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The city’s Christmas tree is hauled down Congress Street Thursday morning. (DAVID CARKHUFF PHOTO)

Why list address of anonymous donor of city’s Christmas tree? Editor, I just read in today’s edition about the appearance of this year’s municipal Christmas tree at Monument Square. Very nice. Always look forward to seeing it. Then you mention that it was donated by a family “anonymously.” That’s also very nice. But WHY print the address of where the family lives? If that is what you call anonymous, then, should I wish to remain unknown, I must make sure never to give anything to The Portland Daily Sun. Gunnel Larsdotter Peaks Island

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Portland tied up with cable Back in the stone age, when there were only three channels on TV and sometimes four if you were lucky and the weather was right, a little known company came to town to wire up the city of Portland for the latest and greatest opiate of the masses: Cable Television. From that moment right up until the present day, we’ve been getting screwed. The other night, I was sitting around the apartment watching some mindless show, and noticed a slow crawling message. WGME, the local CBS affiliate, is one of the stations involved in a nationwide dispute with Time Warner over broadcast re-license fees. There are dire warnings, to call your cable company and complain, or to go to a website and get the facts. Sinclair Broadcasting, parent company of WGME, has been on a nationwide crusade for the past few years to get more money from TWC and other cable companies. The contracts are usually worked out at the last minute, just in time for Bowl Games on New Years Day. But the contract disagreement between these two parties isn’t the whole story. Since the initial installation of cable broadcast, “Public Cable,” which eventually became Time-Warner Cable, has

Bob Higgins ––––– Daily Sun Columnist had exclusive rights to the Portland cable market. Kind of silly, considering the other possible options out there. Your phone company can now sell you TV service anywhere in the country – except Portland and several other cities who had the foolishness to sign exclusivity agreements. City Councillor Dan Skolnik, who sits on the city’s Public Cable Committee answered a few of my questions about this. “The agreement we had with Time Warner actually expired about two or three years ago. In my time on the council, this issue was the most untie-able knot I came across. At least one meeting was scheduled, but Skolnik cites an “institutional aversion” to changing the agreement, particularly in this economy. “There is a sense that, if we try to open the market in Portland, TWC will somehow retaliate.” On being appointed to the committee, he asked to see the

original contract with the city and claims he was given a sheaf of documents that “dated back to when the original phone system was installed, in 1907.” Ed Democracy, who also sits on the city committee, echoed the sentiment of reluctance on the city’s part to look at the agreement. In a note to me this week, he said that “Most, if not all department heads at City Hall believe that TWC has given the city so much over the years and that we so badly need them to operate the system we have, it would be folly to risk losing them.” City Communications Director Nichole Clegg informed me that “the contract was negotiated through the city manager’s office. At this point, the city is collecting the maximum allowable under the law as a franchise fee. In addition TWC also provides additional technical support to the city. There have been budget cuts over the years to Community Television Network (CTN), but the city has been making other cuts in other departments too.“ Ed Democracy went on a bit further. “At the very least, the whole arrangement certainly could use some sunlight and thorough evaluation and public scrutiny.” You think? see HIGGINS page 5


THE PORTLAND DAILY SUN, Saturday, November 20, 2010— Page 5

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White smoke? City’s last secret mayoral election ends Monday Dust from that governor’s race hasn’t even really settled and now we have this dogfight to become mayor of Portland, an election that of course comes to a showdown next week. One candidate might be supporting pistol-whipping jaywalkers and using snipers to enforce handicapped parking regulations – certainly measures we can all support as common-sense solutions in hard times. Another hopeful could be backing the Peaks Island independence movement, promising to turn at least one of the ferry boats into a fully armed gunship able to fend off Coast Guard efforts once piracy is legalized in the newly seized municipal bay. But even those issues pale compared to a consensus that the new mayor will have to represent Portland to the newly elected rabble that have seized Augusta, promising to slice and dice every state program not financially benefiting one of their many friends. Or, you know, maybe not. See, a new mayor will be chosen by election Monday, but the issues and process are none of your damn business. Not only will non-citizen residents have no say, but neither will anyone else not of that select set of humans known as city council. The idea that the current mayor, chosen by fellow councilors, is a powerless ceremonial procedural talk show host has always been inaccurate – and, frankly, it’s a bit dismissive of America’s talk show host elites. Even now, the mayor sets the tone of meetings and represents the city in all manner of negotiations and communications. But this time around, the selected mayor will be the last of their kind, a sacrificial unicorn headed to the altar of Nov. 8, 2011. So it’s just another year of “largely ceremonial” function ... but wait! What if you were in one of these two groups? The first is somebody who would really like to be mayor, just for fun and something to pad the resume for class reunions, but will not run for the office. The second is somebody who very much intends to seek the office and would like to run as an incumbent ... a very good move, especially if you have not been mayor before. Think of the debates. It’s just hard to make the case that somebody lacks experience as mayor when you have to address them as “mayor.” It may be true, but it lacks resonance. So for the political among us, thus begins our winter of content, made glorious white-hot summer by this looming blood-lust mayoral campaign. By next November, we will see one of the most significant elections Portland has ever faced – assuming

the New Power in Augusta has not sold us part and parcel to Boston by then. Deals will be brokered ––––– through this weekend (or not, Usually who knows?). For those seeking Reserved insight, HBO is offering a documentary on the process called “Boardwalk Empire” on Sunday nights ... names and locations have been changed and certain parts of Portland’s rum-runner past have been downplayed, but you’ll get the idea. And then on Monday, the Portland City Council will meet to pick the city’s last selected mayor. The duly chosen begins the historic term next month. Says the city: The Mayoral inauguration will take place Dec. 6 following the swearing-in of elected Atlarge City Councilors John Anton, Jill Duson and District 3 City Councilor Ed Suslovic. Also, we’re told that, given cutbacks in the fire department and concerns about religious symbolism copyright, the city will refrain from indicating that a mayor has been selected by releasing white smoke from City Hall. Instead, they are just announcing that the meeting is Monday at 5 p.m. And, once again, they will have once again have illustrated just why it was so vital that the mayor be elected by a transparent, public process.

Curtis Robinson

(Curtis Robinson is editor of The Portland Daily Sun. Contact him at curtis@portlanddailysun.me.)

Mayor Nicholas Mavodones (left) and Captain Terry Shaffer with the Portland Corps of the Salvation Army chat before a press conference to promote a Letter Carriers National Food Drive. Portland’s mayor will become an elected position next year, but on Monday, the City Council will have its last crack at selecting one from among its own members. (DAVID CARKHUFF FILE PHOTO)

Some fear losing Time Warner’s contract HIGGINS from page 4

From one side of the country to the other, the past 20 years has been a great national experiment in crushing the power of monopoly companies. Markets, opened up to competition, were supposed to make products and services cheaper. Perhaps they have, when adjusted for inflation, but it certainly doesn’t FEEL that way. Cellphone service is certainly cheaper than it was twenty years back, when folks carried around “bag-phones” and paid somewhere near a dollar a minute. Adjusted for inflation, I pay about 10 percent of that, and that is on the costliest prepaid cellphone around. Kind of like “The Rent Is Too Damned High” political party in New York, thrifty and frugal yankee

consumers are used to looking askance at a bill that grows higher and higher with each increasing month. I cut the cable years back. It was a frivolous unnecessary thing that kept me sitting at home too often when I should be out doing something. Perhaps Portland SHOULD take a look at the current deal we have, and see what else is out there. Other cable companies might chomp at the bit for a chance to at least co-exist and compete in the Portland market. The only harm in looking is the chance that a certain phone company might want to get in on the deal, and REALLY screw things up. (Bob Higgins is a regular contributor to The Portland Daily Sun.)


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The digital music world’s biggest the tired listings of Lennon/McCartholdouts finally gave in this week. ney songwriting credits on every darn For those living under a rock or not record. Jeesh. able to get to iTUNES the past few Every time the Beatles do/did somedays, Apple and the original Applers thing, anything, it’s a major event with (the Beatles) came to some kind of major success. Every single time. That secret formula agreement which has holds true with the availability of their finally brought the Fab 4 into a new catalog now on Apple’s iTUNES. Each world, once again. and every song, from “She Loves You” Fifty years later, the Beatles are still to “Her Majesty.” breaking down new doors and arriving A handful of their records all shot to open arms. into the Top 20 of iTUNES record Like 8-tracks before, cassette tapes sales and a whole ton of songs rockand compact discs, the Beatles music eted to the tops of iTUNES singles will carry on to a new generation with list. Amazingly enough the biggest new technology – this time through selling Beatles single download up to digital downloads. The basic hold-up print time is, “Here Comes the Sun.” ––––– over the years has been an ongoing Not a Lennon Tune, not a Paul tune. The Circle Push dispute between Steve Jobs’ Apple and A George song. What a sweet surprise. The Beatles via the original business To most, this is a cut-and-dried story under the same name. here. “Hurray, the Beatles music is Your Apple or my Apple basically, sorta. Silly when finally available for download now. Awesome! Now you think about it, but it’s serious business considon to other things.” It’s not that easy with me in this ering both the Beatles and Apple’s world are two of particular case. the most important and influential things like, ever! Maybe some of you have picked up in past arti(The microwave is pretty rad, too.) cles on my slightly sour taste for technology and So, after years of speculation, meetings with Yoko’s what it does to music. Do I own an iPOD? Sure. And current representatives, oh, and the other guys – iTUNES? Yes. the thing got done and you can now stay home and Ever sent a song to someone online, yes. Ever impulse-buy the Beatles catalog. You’re free from downloaded a song ... plenty of times. Doesn’t mean owning those forgettable album covers and seeing it all sits well with me. There is a bit of turn in my stomach all along the way with all of this stuff. I don’t result to technology every time with music. I apply myself to it when it makes sense and when I need it, but it doesn’t do much for my soul. In some weird combative way, I’ve been buying three times as much vinyl lately as I ever have. I’ve always bought records, but I am buying more lately to help me enjoy the experience of listening to music a bit more than the easy scroll and click crapola. Regardless, I know this new stuff is here to stay and it’s big with the kids. I am hip daddy-o, I just don’t like to have all my music experiences handed to me in cold, heartless fashion. Cue this Beatles download stuff. I’m having a hard time picturing, well, me downloading Sgt. Pepper’s as a full album from iTUNES or wherever. I downloaded a cheesy ‘70s light rock song last week, but I’m not looking for much of an experience or vibe when I ok’d the purchase of, “Nights Are Forever” by England Dan and John Ford Coley. That was for me a rare “thank you, moving on now” type of purchase. To think of clicking on Sgt. Pepper’s or Abbey Road or Revolver or any of the albums and just having them, THERE, easy like that — well that’s, you Nearly 50 years after the Beatles took television by storm, the Fab know, too easy right? Maybe that’s all some people Four’s songs became available on iTunes on Tuesday. (ASSOCI-

pays their back tickets, plus a $50 booting fee. If drivers don’t settle up with the city by 5 p.m. boots are removed and the cars towed to an impound lot. Peverada said parking enforcement can forgo the boot and decide to tow a vehicle immediately, but only in rare cases when a car is blocking a driveway or obstructing traffic. “Ninety-nine percent of the time, we boot them, even [vehicles blocking] a fire hydrant a lot of the times we don’t tow, we’re just going to boot it,” said Peverada, who estimates that eight or nine of the parking division’s 25 boots are in use at any given time. The city contracts over a dozen towing companies to handle removal or booted and illegally parked vehicles. The companies, which are licensed through the city clerk’s office and regulated by the Police Department, tow around 1,200 vehicles a years for snow bans, street maintenance and booting, according to Peverada. On July 1, the city of Portland eliminated the parking ticket forgiveness program. Created in 1994 to help downtown businesses compete with suburban shopping malls, the program allowed drivers to avoid paying one minor ticket every six months. The city has estimated that eliminating the program will bring in an additional $520,000 in revenue. Peverada said his department writes between 140,00 and 145,000 tickets a year, and collected $1,337,000 from ticketing in Fiscal Year 2010. Peverada said the parking division collects $6 million a year from parking tickets, meters, and city-run garages, all of which goes into the city’s general fund. While revenue from tickets has been up 30 percent since the program’s elimination, Peverada said, “these new regulations didn’t cause us to do any more booting.” The city of Portland’s boot arsenal includes the Palma Auto Boot, and Rhino Vehicle Immobilizer. Rhino Immobilizers are made by Coloradobased MITI Manufacturing Co., Inc, the nation’s largest manufacturer or car boots, which has been making the devices since 1958. The company also makes toll-collection devices for national parks, parking control equipment and hazardous materials decontamination equipment.

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Palin book lauds ‘Juno,’ snubs JFK religion speech NEW YORK (AP) — In her new book, Sarah Palin takes on everything from “American Idol” to “American Beauty,” revives talk of the Rev. Jeremiah Wright and finds fault in JFK’s famous religion speech, saying he “seemed to want to run away” from his faith. Who gets praise? Simon Cowell, for one. And the movies “Juno,” ‘’Knocked Up” and “40-Year-Old Virgin.” Barack Obama? Unsurprisingly, not so much. She accuses him of reflecting “a stark lack of faith in the American people,” among many other things — without tipping her hand on whether she will challenge him in 2012. “America By Heart: Reflections on Family, Faith and Flag,” which has been billed as a tribute to American values, comes out Nov. 23. The Associated Press purchased a copy. Palin’s first book, the memoir “Going Rogue,” has sold more than 2 million copies.

In a chapter on faith and public life, Palin addresses at length John F. Kennedy’s noted speech on religion during the 1960 campaign — a speech many saw as crucial to counter sentiment that his faith would hold undue sway over him if he became the nation’s first Catholic president. “I am not the Catholic candidate for president,” Kennedy said at the time. “I am the Democratic Party’s candidate for president, who happens also to be a Catholic.” Palin writes that when she was growing up, she was taught that JFK’s speech reconciled religion and public service without compromising either. But since she’s revisited the speech as an adult, she says, she’s realized that Kennedy “essentially declared religion to be such a private matter that it was irrelevant to the kind of country we are.”

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want though. Not everyone is looking for an experience, some people just want songs. Simple. Hey, to each their own. Much as this is all funky to me, with the Beatles now on board, I also understand the goodness it will do for those kids we don’t even know yet who will, in 50 years, 75 years, 200 years, still listen to the Beatles. How they get it will change again, but it’s just cool to know they will get it. Beyond my minor “tech is yucky” mentality, it’s cool that future folk will get this stuff. The Beatles need to move with the times, even if I’m still slightly reluctant to accept the things that come with it. They can’t wait for me and I’m glad they didn’t. The Associated Press, as reported on Wednesday in The Daily Sun, quoted a 24-year-old senior from St. Thomas Aquinas College. Kerry Sullivan talked about how it was “too little, too late” and that “everyone who wants the Beatles catalog probably already has it.” She doesn’t need to download them, according to her. True. Neither do I. I have ’em all on two different formats. Though for those who haven’t discovered this band yet, young or old, this is another way. You shouldn’t need to know the secret handshake to get the Beatles music. This move to downloads is, at the end of the day, the smart thing to do. We have enough hipsters these days acting too cool to conform to any kind of normalcy. Beatles weren’t hipsters, they were smart. This is a smart decision. You shouldn’t have to be Rockefella to buy their music and luckily with a normal iTUNES price of $1.29 per song, you can buy their songs like anyone elses. That’s kinda of weird, too, though. It’s a level playing field they allowed, for now at least. You can pay the same to buy “Yesterday”

or “A Hard Day’s Night” as you would to buy a tune from England Dan and John Ford Coley or Faith No More or Taylor Swift’s Greatest Hits record. She has one already, right? I’ll let you know that, during writing this piece, I did download a Beatles tune from iTUNES. It was a bit dull of an experience, to be honest. Just like every download. There was no magic. The sky didn’t open up nor did a beam of light blast me in the chest. Simply I snagged “She’s Leaving Home,” one of my favorite songs of all time. Just like the England Dan download, I approved the purchase, clicked yes, watched it dump into my “purchased” folder in iTUNES and that was that. Done deal. The Beatles, this tune at least, are mine and it took 40 seconds. Just like everyone else. As highly as we think about them maybe that’s the way it should be after all — 40 seconds and $.129 for the Beatles — 40 seconds and $1.29 for England Dan and John Ford Coley. Who’s to say they don’t deserve their $1.29 as much as the other?

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Boot maker: ‘You have to be a diplomat in this type of business’ PARKING from page 6

Producing immobilizers for everything from a 2-door sedan to a 300-ton aircraft, MITI Manufacturing Co makes over 50 different models of immobilizer, and doesn’t mind that their product is among the least-welcomed sights a driver will ever lay eyes on. “We’re proud to make a product that regulates what people should be doing,” said Bob Fulcher, president and C.E.O. of MITI Manufacturing Co. “If you obey the traffic regulations, you’ll never have a boot put on your car, if you don’t obey, you deserve it,” he said. But in selling the immobilizers to property owners as well as municipalities and the government, Fulcher said the company makes a concerted effort to ensure that the boots are used fairly by non-governmental organizations doing

parking enforcement. “You have to be a diplomat in this type of business,” Fulcher said. “They have to go in and get authorized in their locality, they have to boot off-street. It also depends on what legal ramifications are for county or state they are in, so we tell the they have to get everything lined up with courthouse,” he said. “We can’t mandate anything, we can only recommend that you have a policy that is flexible, and be fair with the people. If they’re not, it hurts the reputation of our product.” Fulcher said the company encourages customers to practice civility when deciding whether or not to use a boot. “For example, with apartment complexes, we ask that if you use this, you use it politely and you don’t use it as a weapon against your people,” said Fulcher, who encourages customers to give tenants at least one warning before breaking out the

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Stocks eke out gains as China raises bank reserves NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks posted slight gains Friday after China took more steps to curb inflation, which traders fear could slow down the country’s growth. China ordered its banks to hold more reserves, the second time it has done so in the past two weeks. The goal is to curb lending and avoid speculative bubbles. Inflation in China shot up to a more than twoyear high last month. Investors also expect China to raise key interest rates as part of its effort to control inflation. “As long as the Chinese government takes more restrictive actions, that’s

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By Holiday Mathis SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). By approaching problems with an open mind, you’ll increase your awareness and shift your thinking. You’ll suddenly see solutions and benefits that weren’t there before. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You will be sensitive to the tenderhearted or emotionally raw people around you. However, when it comes to your own emotions, there are immediate benefits to toughening up a bit, especially in regards to work. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Someone should only be able to hurt your feelings once. After that, you’ve been warned about what you might expect from the person, and if you get hurt again, you will know that on some level you agreed to it. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You are outgrowing one practice and looking for a new one. You also have great courage right now, and the world seems to expand just to allow you to do bigger and braver things. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Guard against coming off as needy. Put your guard up and take care of yourself. Do not allow so much in. You can be friendly and loving and still stay inside your own emotional fortress. Establish boundaries. TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Nov. 20). You learn not to take anything too personally. For every route that doesn’t work there is one that leads to smashing success. Romantic proposals come in December and March. Family makes you proud in January. You’ll concede to a loved one’s wishes, and your interests get served, too. Aquarius and Taurus people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 1, 4, 39, 24 and 51.

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ARIES (March 21-April 19). In an act of independence and courage, you’ll stand up alone, but you won’t be alone for long. Because you are in the right, supporters and friends will soon join you. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You have enough structure and discipline in your world to give you a secure sense of responsibility. However, today it will seem almost impossible to resist the treats you would regularly deny yourself. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You are both wise and strong. What used to scare you now seems like smoke and mirrors. You may even be inspired to dig up uncomfortable feelings so you can work them out once and for all. CANCER (June 22-July 22). You wouldn’t push to the front of the line just to be first. However, you’re also not going to lag behind and let others take your rightful place. With grace and composure, you claim your rightful spot. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). There’s a physical sensation that comes with impulsiveness. Your body tightens, and your thoughts get hazy. Let these symptoms signal you to calm down and think things through before acting. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). From a distance, domestic and financial issues seem frustrating if not overwhelming. But once you get your hands on the problem, you’ll realize that this is easily sorted through, one item at a time. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). A cancelation or unexpected twist in your schedule will be a blessing. You’ll step out of your usual perspective and see what you’ve been avoiding. You’ll find ways to handle it, too.

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––––––– ALMANAC ––––––– Today is Saturday, Nov. 20, the 324th day of 2010 with 41 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 20, 1910, the Mexican Revolution of 1910, which overthrew longtime President Porfirio Diaz, had its beginnings under the Plan of San Luis Potosi that had been issued by Francisco I. Madero. On this date: In 1620, Peregrine White was born aboard the Mayflower in Massachusetts Bay; he was the first child born of English parents in present-day New England. In 1789, New Jersey became the first state to ratify the Bill of Rights. In 1947, Britain’s future queen, Princess Elizabeth, married Philip Mountbatten, Duke of Edinburgh, at Westminster Abbey. In 1959, the United Nations issued its Declaration of the Rights of the Child. In 1967, the U.S. Census Bureau’s Population Clock at the Commerce Department ticked past 200 million. In 1969, the Nixon administration announced a halt to residential use of the pesticide DDT as part of a total phaseout. In 1975, after nearly four decades of absolute rule, Spain’s General Francisco Franco died, two weeks before his 83rd birthday. In 1980, faced with disastrous reviews from New York critics, United Artists announced it was withdrawing its movie “Heaven’s Gate,” whose estimated cost topped $40 million, for re-editing. In 1985, the first version of Microsoft’s Windows operating system, Windows 1.0, was officially released. One year ago: Scientists in Geneva restarted the Large Hadron Collider, the world’s largest atom smasher, after a year of repairs. Today’s Birthdays: Nobel Prize-winning author Nadine Gordimer is 87. Actresscomedian Kaye Ballard is 85. Actress Estelle Parsons is 83. TV personality Richard Dawson is 78. Comedian Dick Smothers is 72. Singer Norman Greenbaum is 68. Vice President Joe Biden is 68. Actress Veronica Hamel is 67. Broadcast journalist Judy Woodruff is 64. Actor Samuel E. Wright is 64. Singer Joe Walsh is 63. Actor Richard Masur is 62. Opera singer Barbara Hendricks is 62. Actress Bo Derek is 54. Former NFL player Mark Gastineau is 54. Reggae musician Jim Brown (UB40) is 53. Actress Sean Young is 51. Pianist Jim Brickman is 49. Rock musician Todd Nance (Widespread Panic) is 48. Actress Ming-Na is 47. Actor Ned Vaughn is 46. Rapper Mike D (The Beastie Boys) is 45. Rapper Sen Dog (Cypress Hill) is 45. Actress Callie Thorne is 41. Actress Sabrina Lloyd is 40. Actor Joel McHale is 39. Actress Marisa Ryan is 36. Country singer Dierks (duhkrs) Bentley is 35. Actor Joshua Gomez is 35. Actress Laura Harris is 34. Olympic gold medal gymnast Dominique Dawes is 34. Country singer Josh Turner is 33.

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Saturday, Nov. 20 Gingerbread time in Auburn 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The annual Gingerbread Fair will take place at First Universalist Church of Auburn. Find well-known favorites like gift baskets, high-quality crafts, homemade pies, silent auction, books, CDs, jewelry, raffle, white elephant plus the new UU Cookbook, a must-have featuring a wide variety of healthy and exotic selections. Auburn UU will again offer its popular lunch with music by Phil House. First Universalist is located at 169 Pleasant St. (enter on Spring Street, across from Dairy Joy). Plenty of parking; accessible. FMI 783-0461.

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9 a.m. to noon. The Mission Mall will open for its fifth season at the Holly Daze Bazaar at the First Congregational Church/United Church of Christ on Cottage Road in South Portland. The Mission Mall is an alternative gift fair showcasing several local charities. Shoppers make donations by check or cash to the charities of their choice in honor of loved ones. For each donation, the buyer gets an attractive gift card to present to the recipient. The card includes information about the selected charity and its mission and provides the satisfaction of knowing that the gift is bettering the lives of those in need. The Mission Mall will be held in the church’s Wright Pavilion, which faces Mitchell Road. Featured charities for 2010 are the Animal Refuge League, Cancer Community Center, Grace Street Ministries, GLSEN (Gay Lesbian and Straight Education Network), Cape Elizabeth/South Portland Emergency Food Pantry and Crisis Ministries, Preble Street, and Hospice of Southern Maine. Fair Trade coffee also will be offered for sale at the Mission Mall.

Holly Daze Bazaar in SoPo 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Holly Daze Bazaar will be held at the First Congregational Church, 301 Cottage Road, South Portland. Featured will be wreaths, gifts, etc., Fair fancy candy and baked goods, the Christmas room, trash ‘n’ treasures, knit goods, jewelry, books, and the Mission Mall. A luncheon will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will include Haddock chowder, lobster,crab meat, and chicken salad Rolls and apple crisp. The church is handicapped accessible. 799-4001

The Art of December at MHS 10 a.m. The Art of December: Original Holiday Cards by Maine Artists from the Mildred Burrage Collection. Open to the public: Nov. 17, 2010 through Jan. 3, 2011, at Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress St., Monday–Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.; “The Art of December: Original Holiday Cards by Maine Artists from the Mildred Burrage Collection displays a selection of holiday cards that demonstrate the wide range of artists who called Maine home and further exemplifies the personal connections of Mildred Burrage, whose love for the holidays may be seen throughout her collection. The Mildred Burrage Collection, donated to the society in 2005, illustrates the personal life and professional career of Mildred Giddings Burrage (1890-1983) through correspondence, ephemera, photographs and writings. The collection demonstrates the relationships Mildred shared with Maine and American artists and craftsmen, museum curators, cultural institutions and personal friends. This collection includes an assortment of holiday cards, including many handmade works by nationally known artists, especially during the period of the 1960s and 70s when Ms. Burrage’s influence in the Maine crafts movement was at its peak.” Join the Maine Historical Society on Dec. 3 for the First Friday Art Walk and opening reception. Refreshments will be served. The Art of December is on display in the Earle G. Shettleworth Jr. Lecture Hall. www.mainehistory.org

Multicultural Book Fair 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The CAFAM Chinese School will hold its fifth-annual MANY STORIES Multicultural Book Fair at the Breakwater School, 856 Brighton Avenue, Portland, Maine. The sale offers New England’s largest and best selection of children’s books featuring cultures around the world and within the U.S. Titles are chosen by Curious City Books for grades K to 12. This year’s fair features Maine author, Charlotte Agell, who will sign copies of her new chapter book, The Accidental Adventures of India McCallister. Chinese dumplings will be for sale. Educators receive a 10 percent discount. Cash and checks only. For additional information, please contact Kelli Pryor at 892-3640 or by e-mail at kellijpryor@gmail.com. For 13 years, the CAFAM Chinese School has provided Mandarin language, dance, art, and culture classes for families from all over southern Maine.

Annual Greek Pastry Bake Sale 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Annual Greek Pastry Bake Sale by Greek Ladies Philoptochos Society, Holy Trinity Church, 133 Pleasant Street, Portland. Advance orders can be called in no later than Nov. 18 to the Church Office at774-0281. SweetBread, Pastries, Spanakopita and more.

‘The Kid’s Magic-Lantern Show’ 10 a.m. Victoria Mansion and American Magic-Lantern Theater Present: “The Kid’s Magic-Lantern Show,” at John Ford Theater, Portland High School, 284 Cumberland Ave. Tickets must be pre-purchased. $10/adult and $5/child up to age 17. “Travel back in time with the boisterous fun of America’s only Victorian magic-lantern show. An authentic 1890s visual extravaganza projected on a full-sized screen — the kind of show that led to the movies! Stories like Peter Pan and Alice in Wonderland, animate comedy and songs —all dramatized on screen by a live showman and singer/pianist. The kids participate in the fun, creating sound effects, and joining in chants and sing-alongs like ‘Old McDonald.’ For 16 years, the American Magic-Lantern Theater has delighted audiences from Lincoln Center to Singapore. This event is suitable for ages 3-8. www.victoriamansion.org

Portland Skatepark official opening 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The city of Portland and the Skatepark Planning Committee will officially cut the caution tape, opening the new Portland Skatepark to the public, at Dougherty Field, St. James Street. The celebration will feature an open skate and lessons provided by Ride 207 for people looking to learn how to ride as well as music and refreshments. The event marks the end of a three year effort to fund and build a new skatepark in the city. Constructed by Hardcore Shotcrete Skateparks Inc., the skatepark includes a number of features for both boarders and bikers at all skill levels, such as a skateable bench, a transfer gap, A-frame pyramid, a skate dish, hubba ledges, steps, rails, rollers, euro gap, radial ledges and a quarter pipe. The skatepark was designed to allow for seamless flow from one section to another. “The $325,000 Potrland Skatepark was funded by a combination of public and private dollars, and demonstrates the breadth of community support for the project,” the city reported. “Donations varied from land and Capital Improvement Funds provided by the City of Portland, grants from the Beth Quimby Foundation, the Ollie Fund of the Maine Community Foundation, the In-Body Foundation, Mensk Foundation, fundraisers held by Hall Elementary School, South Portland Memorial Middle and High Schools, Flatbread, bottle drives and the ‘Buy-A-Brick’ program, which allowed supporters to purchase an inscribed brick that will be used for the construction of the entrance pathway to the park.” (Rain date is Sunday, Nov. 21.

Author James Richardson for book signing at Royal River Books 10 a.m. to noon. Royal River Books, 355 Main St., Yarmouth, welcomes James Richardson, a resident of Yarmouth, who will be available to sign copies of his “Memoirs, Standing on Two Feet.” “Everything seemed perfect in Richardson’s life. All the components of the American Dream seemed to be in place: a lovely home, a wife, two sons, the

a program for divorced and widowed persons at the Cathedral

1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. “Embracing Christmas” is a program for divorced and widowed persons that provide helpful ways to journey through the Christmas Season. “Embracing Christmas” will be held in the Guild Hall at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Portland. Please RSVP by Nov. 18, to 871-7464, ext. 2672 or psm@ccmaine.org. There is a suggested donation of $5.00 or more for this event. “Embracing Christmas” is sponsored by Catholic Charities Parish Social Ministry. Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, 307 Congress St. 871-7464, ext. 2672 or psm@ ccmaine.org

Toys for Tots fundraiser in Kennebunkport 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Toys for Tots fundraiser. Atria Senior Living, 1 Penny Lane, Kennebunk; roast beef buffet, $10 donation or toy donation per person, Nonantum Resort, 95 Ocean Ave., Kennebunkport; breakfast buffet, 7 a.m. to 10 a.m., $10 donation or toy donation/per person.

Ladies Night Out Shopping Extravaganza 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Ladies Night Out Shopping Extravaganza (Men, too) fundraiser for Drouin Dance Center Company at Drouin Dance Center, 90 Bridge St., Westbrook Maine, 2nd floor at the Dana Warp Mill. Over 20 of your favorite home consultants from Mary Kay, Silpada, Pampered Chef, Discovery Toys, Creative Memories, Miche Bags, Herbalife, Beachbody , many more including hors d’oeuvres, chair massages, paraffin hand dips, free child care. 854-2221

Dramatic Repertory Company auditions 6:30 p.m. Portland’s newest theatre company, Dramatic Repertory Company, announces open auditions for actors on Nov. 19 and 20 with appointments starting at 6:30 p.m. The auditions will be held at Portland Ballet Studios, 517 Forest Ave.e, Suite 2 in Portland. “The auditions are open to all with a special emphasis on men of all ages and actors of color. All acting positions with Dramatic Repertory Company feature paid performances and paid rehearsal time. Interested actors should email auditions@dramaticrep.org with their name, age, contact information, headshot (if available), resume (if available) and their preferred date. They will be contacted with a confirmed date and time. Actors should prepare two contrasting, contemporary monologues under 3 minutes each. Dramatic Repertory Company aims to make a dramatic difference in the community. We are Portland’s newest not-for-profit theatre company. DRC intends to produce new and overlooked works that otherwise may never be seen in Maine, as well as provide fresh perspectives on classic works. The curtain will rise on the company’s inaugural production in February 2011.”

Christmas tree lighting in Freeport 6:30 p.m. Come to Discovery Park for the traditional tree lighting ceremony, when the whole L.L. Bean campus will glow with holiday cheer. The Boy Singers of Maine, Musica de Filia Girls Choir, lighting displays str ung by local designer Pandora LaCasse and special characters from Portland Stage Company’s holiday classic “A Christmas Carol” will add to the fun. L.L.Bean. http://www.llbean.com/ shop/retailStores/calendar.html?qs=5677065-RDevents see next page


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Laura Kargul in an all-Chopin concert 7:30 p.m. Reiche Community Center, 166 Bracket St., Portland. Laura Kargul, concert pianist of Polish descent and head of the keyboard program at the University of Southern Maine, will celebrate Fryderyk Chopin’s bicentennial year by sharing the stage with several of her students in an allChopin concert for the Polish Heritage Center of Maine. Tickets available at the door, door opens at 7 p.m.; $10 per person or $18 per couple; $8 for seniors and $5 for students. For more information, please call: 773-3616

‘Adam and Eve and What REALLY Happened in the Garden of Eden’ 8 p.m. “Adam and Eve and What REALLY Happened in the Garden of Eden.” A hilarious musical “battle of the first sexes” at the Old Port Playhouse, 19 Temple St., Nov. 11-28. Thursday at 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. $15-$22. Box Office, 773-0333, http:// oldportplayhouse.com

‘Steel Magnolias’ at Portland Players 8 p.m. “Steel Magnolias.” Nov. 5-Nov. 21 at Portland Players in South Portland. “Join us for this compelling comedydrama about a group of Louisiana women who are tough as steel and delicate as sweet southern magnolias. ‘Steel Magnolias’ explores the deep threads of friendship and is the perfect start to the holiday season.” Show times are Friday and Saturday evenings at 8 p.m., and Sunday afternoons at 2:30 p.m. Contact the Box Office at 799-7337. www.portlandplayers.org/shows/current.html

‘Green Room: The Musical’ Maine premiere at Lucid Stage 8 p.m. Presented by New Edge Entertainment, “Green Room: The Musical” makes its Maine premiere. Directed by John Bryson, this musical is a “new backstage musical illustrating the journey of four college best friends determined to make it out of the Green Room and onto the Broadway Stage. They live out their complicated lives in the green room of their college theater department. Funny and heartwarming, this modern musical gives an authentic account of the struggles these four have in finding their place in the world.” Nov. 19 and 20, $10. Lucid Stage, 29 Baxter Boulevard. www.LucidStage.com

Sunday, Nov. 21 NBA/WNBA Fit, Dribble, Dish & Swish 11 a.m. Portland Recreation will host the NBA/WNBA Fit, Dribble, Dish & Swish event for boys and girls aged 7 to 12. The national basketball skills program gives kids a chance to showcase their fitness through a dribbling, passing and shooting competition. Local winners could move on to the regional competition. For more information about the program, visit www.nba.com/nbafit. The event is free and open to the public. Boys and girls will be divided into three age groups, 7-8, 9-10 and 11-12. Competitors can sign up the day of the event and parents or guardians must complete the registration form. Participants will need to provide a copy of their birth certificate or other identification for age verification. The event takes place at Riverton Community Center, 1600 Forest Ave. For more information about the event, contact Portland Recreation at 756-8275 or via email at dapc@portlandmaine.gov.

‘Adam and Eve and What REALLY Happened in the Garden of Eden’ 2 p.m. “Adam and Eve and What REALLY Happened in the Garden of Eden.” A hilarious musical “battle of the first sexes” at the Old Port Playhouse, 19 Temple St., Nov. 11-28. Thursday at 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. $15$22. Box Office, 773-0333, http:// oldportplayhouse.com

Sidewalk installation marked part of an ongoing project to convert the site of the old Jordan’s Meats plant on Fore Street into a hotel, restaurant and condominiums. On Monday evening at 7 p.m., the outbound lanes of Franklin Street from Fore Street to Middle Street will be closed to traffic to allow for paving and realignment work associated with the Opechee construction project at the former Jordan’s Meats. (DAVID CARKHUFF FILE PHOTO) are $10 per screening or $20 for a weekend pass. Portland Museum of Art, Movies at the Museum series. The Cremaster Cycle: Nov. 21: Cremaster 1 through 5 (398 min.). www. space538.org

‘Palestine, Israel and the Prospects for Peace’ presentation at Sacred Heart/St. Dominic Church 7 p.m. “Up Against the Wall: Palestine, Israel and the Prospects for Peace,” a slide/lecture presentation by classical and hip-hop cello-playing, award-winning journalist, radio producer and writer, Nora Barrows-Friedman, who recently returned from an extended stay in the Occupied Territories. Sacred Heart/St. Dominic Church, corner of Mellen and Sherman streets. The event is free and open to the public and light refreshments will be available. A donation of $5 is suggested to support the project of the Middle East Children’s Alliance for clean water to the children of Gaza. Sponsored by Maine Voices for Palestinian Rights, Peace Action Maine and the Social Justice and Peace Commission of Sacred Heart/St. Dominic Church. The speaker is a staff reporter and editor with the “Electronic Intifada” and contributes to Al-Jazeera, Inter Press Service, and Truthout.org, among many other news outlets, magazines and online media sources. She reports on the situation in Occupied Palestine from the ground several times a year. For seven years she was the senior producer and co-host of Flashpoints, an investigative news program on KPFA, the oldest community-funded radio station in the USA, still operating out of Berkeley, Calif. In 2009, Project Censored and the Media Freedom Foundation awarded Nora a Media Freedom Award, and Pulse Media named her a Top 20 Global Media Figure. Her article criticizing the mainstream media’s coverage on Palestine-Israel issues has been included as a chapter in the 2011 Project Censored anthology.

Monday, Nov. 22 Selection of next mayor in Portland

The Cremaster Cycle screening at SPACE Gallery 7 p.m. “The Cremaster Cycle,” written and directed by Matthew Barney, is an epic masterwork with near cult status in the art world. This much-discussed work of art is not now, nor will it ever be, available to own on DVD. It can only be seen in theaters and has not toured nationally since 2003 following the completion of Cremaster 3. This program is co-presented with SPACE Gallery. Tickets for these screenings

The Cremaster Cycle, written and directed by Matthew Barney, is an epic masterwork with near cult status in the art world. The film will screen Sunday at the Portland Museum of Art. (COURTESY IMAGE)

5 p.m. Monday, the Portland City Council will meet to select the city’s next mayor in the City Council Chambers at Portland City Hall. The selected councilor will serve as Mayor for the City of Portland beginning Dec. 6, 2010 and ending Dec. 5, 2011. The mayoral inauguration will take place Dec. 6 following the swearing-in of elected At-large City Councilors John Anton, Jill Duson and District 3 City Councilor Ed Suslovic. The mayor for the 2011 calendar year will be the last mayor elected by the City Council. “Following this November’s voter-approved City Charter amendments, the 2012 Mayor will

be elected in a citywide election Nov. 8, 2011. This summer, prospective candidates for the popularly elected mayor will be able to file nomination papers containing the signatures of at least three hundred Portland registered voters with the City Clerk. The mayoral election will be determined through rank choice voting, a preferential voting system, which allows voters to mark candidates in order of preference (#1, #2, #3, etc.). If no one candidate receives the majority of the vote, the candidate who received the fewest votes will be eliminated and those ballots will be sorted by the next highest preference. This elimination process will be repeated until one candidate has received a majority of votes.”

Traffic delays at the former Jordan’s Meats 7 p.m. Monday evening at 7 p.m., the outbound lanes of Franklin Street from Fore Street to Middle Street will be closed to traffic to allow for paving and realignment work associated with the Opechee construction project at the former Jordan’s Meats, the city reported. The work is expected to be completed by 7 a.m. the following day. Traffic will be detoured to Fore Street, India Street and Middle Street. Motorists are advised to seek alternate routes to avoid traffic and delays.

Screening of locally made horror films ‘She Feast’ and ‘The Wrong House,’ trailers 9 p.m. Audiences are invited to the screening of locally made horror films. Award-winning “She Feast” (15 minutes), feature film “The Wrong House” (82 minutes) and trailer premieres for “The Stalker” and “Jubilee Jones,” at Geno’s Rock Club, 625 Congress St. Doors open at 8 p.m. $5 suggested donation. Show is 21 plus. “Sunday night at The Orpheum in Foxboro, Mass., the Maine-made short film ‘She Feast’ took top honors at the international Killer Film Challenge. The challenge assigns groups of filmmakers a horror sub-genre and gives them 72 hours to create and submit a completed short horror film. The Maine Murder Party were assigned the splatter genre and created the bloody short film ‘She Feast,’ directed by Nate LaChance and starring Carrie LaChance, Krystal Kenville and Vanessa Leigh. ... ‘The Wrong House’ was inspired by a break-in at the home of director Shawn French and his wife (and coproducer) Sue Stevens. It stars Stacy Ann Strang, Brendan Potter, Daniel Galloway, Megan Mathieu and Julian Brand as a group of friends camping in the Maine wilderness who burglarize an isolated home in the woods. When the owners track them down, the thieves learn too late there are some people you just shouldn’t mess with … and that they picked The Wrong House. ‘The Wrong House’ is one of the best-reviewed independent horror films to ever come out of Maine, racking up raves from critics in over a dozen states and three countries. It was an official selection at the Queen City Scare Fair in Meridian, Mo., and will be represented at this weekend’s Dark Carnival Film Fest in Bloomington, Ind.” www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=156896187676741 see next page


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Tuesday, Nov. 23

Holiday, and will resume normal business hours on Saturday, Nov. 27, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 26

Thanksgiving Harvest Market at L.L. Bean noon to 3 p.m. Moose Parking Lot. Pick up a fresh turkey, vegetables and all the trimmings from local farm vendors. Free recipes will accompany all sales. Discover specialty foods and handcrafted items for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Live entertainment rounds out this unique market. http://www.llbean.com/shop/retailStores/freeportFlagshipStore/freeportLander.html?nav=ln

Cancer Community Center Bereavement Support Group 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The Cancer Community Center is beginning an eight-week Bereavement Support Group for anyone who has lost a loved one to cancer. The group will meet every Tuesday from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. through Jan. 4 at the Cancer Community Center located at 778 Main St. (Route 1) in South Portland. The Bereavement Support Group welcomes new participants on Tuesday, Nov. 23 and Nov. 30. The group will be closed to newcomers thereafter to ensure a feeling of connection and support from others who are grieving. All support and networking groups at the Cancer Community Center are led by trained facilitators. Support groups can help a person maintain social contact and form lasting friendships while processing hard feelings. As one participant and Portland resident said, “Being a part of this group has been a positive part of my recovery. I never feel pressured to share my feelings of grief, but am always encouraged. It’s good to talk to someone who’s walked in my shoes.” “If you think joining a Bereavement Support Group might be good for you and would like more information, please call the Cancer Community Center at 774-2200 or simply join us on Tuesday, Nov. 23 at 6 p.m. Come to talk or come to listen. There is no official referral needed or intake process required. All groups are offered at no charge.” Visit www.CancerCommunityCenter.org or call 774-2200 to learn more.

Portland’s district meeting, Dan Skolnik 7 p.m. In November, the City of Portland’s annual district meetings will be held throughout the city. City Councilors and staff will be available to discuss neighborhood issues and answer questions from the public. These meetings are the public’s opportunity to meet their district councilor, the Mayor and representatives from the various departments within the city. District 3 meeting, hosted by Councilor Dan Skolnik, Deering High School Cafeteria, 370 Stevens Ave. For more information about these meetings, contact Mike Murray, the city’s Island and Neighborhood Administrator at 756-8288, or MSM@portlandmaine.gov.

Wednesday, Nov. 24 Maine Songwriters Association Concert Showcase 7 p.m. The Maine Songwriters Association (MSA) is statewide nonprofit member organization dedicated to supporting Maine songwriters and their art. In addition to regular showcases and open mic events that MSA hosts each month at various venues, the organization recently expanded its operations with a regular concert at the St. Lawrence Arts Center featuring Maine’s best upcoming songwriters chosen competitively from among its members. The November 24 showcase will feature four exceptionally talented acts each offering a unique musical style: Lisa Redfern, Joshua Madore (and his band), John Schindler, and Falmouth high school junior Tommy Bazarian and his critically acclaimed band, who will be headlining the show. $5.

Have your Hamm & Turkey Too Show 8 p.m. 10th Annual Have your Hamm & Turkey Too Show, hosted by George Hamm to benefit the Preble Street Resource Center. Tickets $10 or Bring 2 non-perishable items and pay only $5. Win a full turkey dinner from Hannaford; lots of prizes and giveaways. The Comedy Connection, 16 Custom House Wharf. www.mainecomedy.com, www.facebook.com Portland Comedy Connection.

Thursday, Nov. 25 Happy Thanksgiving! Trash pickup, recycling schedule in Portland The Department of Public Services Solid Waste crews will not collect trash or recycling on Thanksgiving, Nov. 25, and Friday, Nov. 26. Residents who normally receive collection services on Thursday and Friday will need to wait until the following week Dec. 2 and 3 for trash and recycling pick-up. 756-8189 or go to www.portlandmaine.gov. The Riverside Recycling Facility will also be closed for the Thanksgiving

Down East Ski Club Ski Sale 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Down East Ski Club Ski Sale, Nov. 26 and 27, at the Portland Expo Building on Park Avenue. Doors open at 8 a.m. and the sale goes till 5 p.m. “For many, standing in line waiting for the sale to open is a tradition, but with over over 10,000 pieces of ski equipment: boots, skis, snowboards, bindings, helmets, clothing and poles, great deals can be found all day long. The general public may bring their ski related items to enter into the sale Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, from noon to 6 p.m. There is a $1 registration fee per item, and 15 percent commission is charged if the item is sold. All unsold equipment must be picked up Sunday by noon. Items not picked up by noon Sunday become property of Down East Ski Club. All sales are final.”

Home for the Holidays Craft Show at SHS 10 a.m. The Society of Southern Maine Craftsmen presents this two-day craft show at Scarborough High School. The society has been promoting handcrafts and providing sales opportunities for Maine craftspeople since 1968. It has sponsored Stone Soup Artisans cooperative retail stores since 1988. Times for the show are Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. www.societyofsouthernmainecraftsmen.org or 883-1031

Portland Public Library Annual Open House 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Portland Public Library Annual Open House during the Holiday Tree Lighting in Monument Square. Events are open to the public and include: Library Open House, refreshments provided by Friends of the Portland Public Library and music, programs throughout the library. Help the Sam L. Cohen Children’s Library celebrate Montgomery the Moose’s 25th Birthday. Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance Book Sale (noon-6 p.m.), meet your favorite Maine authors in the Rines Auditorium. Books will be available for purchase and signing. www.portlandlibrary.com

The Polar Express 4 p.m. The Polar Express will come to life again when the Maine Narrow Gauge train departs its Portland depot for a journey to the “North Pole,” Nov. 26 to Dec. 23. Train cars will be specially decorated by members of the Maine Interior Design Association. “Holiday decorations along the train’s route will fit the Polar Express story as they light up the night. Individually decorated cars will add to the magic of the experience as you listen to the enchanting story read over our sound system. Guests on board will meet the conductor, have hot chocolate and cookies (may not be suitable for patrons with food allergies), sing carols and listen to the magical story. During the ride, Santa will greet the children while helpers make sure each child receives a special bell. This year we’ve expanded our First Class to offer more seating in our 2 beautifully refurbished cars. In these cars, everyone will receive a special gift.” Ticket prices range from $25 for coach to $40 for First Class for the Nov. 26 train. Ticket prices for this event include a $4 service fee applied to all purchases (online, phone and in person). Be ready to board 15 minutes prior to the train’s departure! The Polar Express leaves right on time. https://tickets.porttix. com/public/show.asp

France competition (Best Craftsmen in France). The blue, white, and red striped collar worn on the jackets of the winners is more than the ultimate recognition for every pastry chef — it is a dream and an obsession. Filmmakers secured exclusive access to shoot this epic, never-before-filmed test of France’s finest artisans. The film follows chef Jacquy Pfeiffer, co-founder of Chicago’s French Pastry School, as he journeys back to his childhood home of Alsace to practice for the contest.” Friday, Nov. 26, 6:30 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 27, 2 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 28, 2 p.m. NR

‘Adam and Eve and What REALLY Happened in the Garden of Eden’ 8 p.m. “Adam and Eve and What REALLY Happened in the Garden of Eden.” A hilarious musical “battle of the first sexes” at the Old Port Playhouse, 19 Temple St., Nov. 11-28. Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. $15-$22. Box Office, 773-0333, http://oldportplayhouse.com

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Free horse and wagon rides 4 p.m. Horse & Wagon Rides, Friday through Sundays in Monument Square, Nov. 26 to Dec. 19, Fridays (4-8 p.m.), Saturdays (2-6 p.m.), Sundays (1-5 p.m.). Free rides throughout enchanting downtown so you can enjoy the lights and sounds of the holiday season. Pick up and drop off every half hour in Monument Square.

Annual Christmas tree lighting 5:30 p.m. Come see the spectacular lighting of the tree at this annual tradition in Portland. Entertainment begins with Rick Charette and the Bubblegum Band in Monument Square. www.portlandmaine.com

Custom House Wharf Tree Lighting 6 p.m. First annual Custom House Wharf Tree Lighting at the Porthole Restaurant, 6 p.m. on the deck, warm festive drink specials, music, and appetizer specials. Dinner and show packages with tickets to the Comedy Connection. www.mainecomedy.com, www.facebook.com Portland Comedy Connection.

‘Kings of Pastry’ at the PMA 6:30 p.m. “Kings of Pastry” at Movies at the Museum, Portland Museum of Art. “Imagine a scene never before witnessed: 16 French pastry chefs gathered in Lyon for three intense days of mixing, piping, and sculpting everything from delicate chocolates to six-foot sugar sculptures in hopes of being declared by President Nicolas Sarkozy one of the best. This is the prestigious Meilleurs Ouvriers de

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Saturday, Nov. 20 The Red Curtain Music Series 7 p.m. The Red Curtain Music Series continues on the Blue stage with a new crop of performers in-the-round. Maine native Clara Berry (Portland) and transplant Wesley Hartley (South Portland) will share the stage at Blue with visiting artists Olinde Mandell (Somerville, Mass.) and Robert Sarazin Blake (Bellingham, Wash.). Doors at 6 p.m., curtain at 7 p.m. $10 suggested donation. 774-4111.For more information, please visit redcurtainmusicseries.com or visit Blue at portcityblue.com.

Christine Lavin and Don White 8 p.m. Two of the funniest entertainers on today’s songwriting scene, Christine Lavin and Don White tour with an evening of smart, funny songs that can make you laugh and cry within the space of a sentence. Christine Lavin’s smart and funny songs nail our lives and foibles on the head! With a comidienne’s arsenal of irony and wit, Christine’s delightfully skewed songs cover a lot of territory. Don White stays

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Symphony Orchestra, Time for Three will perform a concerto written for them by Chris Brubeck (son of jazz legend Dave Brubeck). Merrill Auditorium. www.portlandevents.com

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Cheverus seeks gold in Class A title game BY JEFF PETERSON SPECIAL TO THE PORTLAND DAILY SUN

It could be a golden day for Cheverus High School football. The Stags, at 11-0, will take on Bangor (10-1) for the Class A State Championship and a Gold Ball Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at Fitzpatrick Stadium in Portland. It is one of three championship games taking place on Gold Ball Saturday. Cheverus is coming off a thrilling 35-34 win over Deering in the Western Finals, while Bangor held off Lewiston 28-25 to win it all in the East. “It should be a great game on Saturday,” said Cheverus quarterback Peter Gwilym. “It will be a battle between two teams with two different styles on offense. For the most part, they like to grind it out on the ground, while we like to spread it out. Whatever team can execute should come out on top.” Cheverus is led by Gwilym and a couple of running backs including Evan Jendrasko. Bangor has quarterback Joe Seccarecia and running back Josiah Hartley. The Stags come in averaging 33 points a game while giving up 14 on defense. The Rams score around 29 a game and only give up around 8 points. Both teams have something in common. They both lost to Windham in the postseason last year. The Stags lost a heartbreaker 7-6 in the Western Finals while Bangor blew a two-touchdown lead and lost 35-14 in the State Title Game. “Coach told us one advantage Bangor has is experience playing in the state title game,” claimed Gwilym. “They have that bad taste in their mouths after losing that game.” Not only is Cheverus looking for a state championship, but an undefeated season as well. The last time that all happened was 1985 when the Stags routed Lewiston 65-13. This year’s team has been reminded of that magical season many times. Cheverus running back Evan Jendrasko had an uncle, Peter Jendrasko, who played on that team. “He always tells me that he was one of the last players from Cheverus to hold a Gold Ball,” said Evan. Peter Jendrasko, who is ready to tailgate and then sit in the stands on Saturday, remembers that game 25 years ago with a smile on his face. “I still have the state championship hat from 1985 and a golf rush towel that fans waved that day,” said the elder Jendrasko. “It would be so exciting if they won. I am so proud of my nephew and the rest of the team.” Players on the current roster also have a connection to the 1985 team in the classroom. The waterboy from that team, Richie Ashley, is now a history teacher at Cheverus. “He had us watch part of that game during history this week,” said Jendrasko. “That’s not all, during the season we have actually had several members of that 1985 team come and congratulate us and wish us luck.” Cheverus just hopes history repeats itself 25 years later at Fitzpatrick Stadium on Saturday. “It would mean everything to win the state title,” said Gwilym. “Nothing like going out with a bang, especially for the seniors who have been working towards this over the last four years.”

Not only is Cheverus High’s football team, shown here during practice, looking for a state championship, but an undefeated season as well. The last time that all happened was 1985 when the Stags routed Lewiston 65-13. (JEFF PETERSON PHOTO)

ABOVE: Cheverus High School quarterback Peter Gwilym and running back Evan Jendrasko will take the field with the team today (Saturday) at 2:30 p.m. for the Class A Gold Ball State Football Championship game. LEFT: The Cheverus High team practices prior to this weekend’s big game. (JEFF PETERSON PHOTOS)

GOLD BALL SATURDAY State Title Games at Fitzpatrick Stadium Class B 11 a.m. Leavitt vs Mountain Valley Class A 2:30 p.m. Bangor vs Cheverus Class C 6 p.m. Stearns vs Yarmouth


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Hey, football fans, remember the Saints? weak NFC West, and ranks 30th in offense and 27th in defense. Quarterback Matt Hasselbeck has two broken bones in his left wrist, but the righthander expects to play at the Louisiana Superdome. “They’re still the world champions and they’re the world champions until the next one is crowned,” Seahawks linebacker Lofa Tatupu said. “I don’t think people realize that. It doesn’t matter if you beat them in the regular season. They’re a team that is used to making the playoffs and know how to win. This game is definitely big for both teams to get a win, especially an NFC opponent.” The Saints expect to play sharply in the dome, and everywhere else the rest of the way. “We haven’t played as well in the first half of the season as we wanted to at times, but I feel like we are starting to hit our stride,” Brees said. “I feel like we’re getting a lot of guys healthy and this is when you want to be playing your best football.” Also Sunday, it’s Indianapolis at New England, Green Bay at Minnesota, the New York Giants at Philadelphia, Oakland at Pittsburgh, Washington at Tennessee, Houston at the New York Jets, Atlanta at St. Louis, Tampa Bay at San Francisco, Baltimore at Carolina, Arizona at Kansas City, Detroit at Dallas, Cleveland at Jacksonville, Buffalo at Cincinnati.

BY BARRY WILNER AP PRO FOOTBALL WRITER

Praise is flying toward the Falcons and Eagles. AFC East powers in New York and New England are drawing headlines. Does anyone remember the Saints? Yeah, those Who Dats from New Orleans. All the Saints did was win the Super Bowl in February, yet because they haven’t set the NFL afire this season, it sure seems like they’re being ignored. All the Saints are is 6-3, in the mix for the NFC South championship or a wild-card playoff berth. Their defense is improved and they’re beginning to get healthy coming off a bye and heading into Sunday’s home game against Seattle. “We’ll just keep flying under the radar, keep just winning games however we can and let the chips fall where they may at the end,” star quarterback Drew Brees said. “Everybody can talk about whoever they want as being maybe the favorite. There’s going to be plenty of speculation, but we plan on being there.” It wouldn’t be a shock. New Orleans has played most of the schedule without its top two running backs, Pierre Thomas and Reggie Bush. It’s also had injuries in the secondary, but Darren Sharper is back and Tracy Porter is getting healthier. In Seattle (5-4), the Saints get an opponent that leads its division, the

Denver is at San Diego on Monday night. On Thursday night, Brian Urlacher and the swarming Chicago Bears

defense allowed only 187 yards and a single third-down conversion, winning 16-0 to send the injury-ravaged Miami Dolphins to their second home shutout in 40 years. Miami’s already depleted offense lost Pro Bowl receiver Brandon Marshall to a hamstring injury and center Cory Procter because of a left knee injury. With third-string quarterback Tyler Thigpen struggling in his first NFL start since 2008, the Dolphins (5-5) were no match for a Bears. Chicago (7-3) moved a half-game ahead of Green Bay atop the NFC North.

Indianapolis (6-3) at New England (7-2) The annual showdown, even though they don’t play in the same division. In the last decade, Indy has the most regular-season wins, 115. New England has the most overall, 133, counting playoffs and Super Bowls. Patriots coach Bill Belichick is scheming like a mad scientist to thwart the prolific Peyton Manning, who already is somewhat hampered by injuries to key teammates. This one might be decided by whether the Colts, particularly DEs Dwight Freeney and Robert Mathis, can pressure Tom Brady. Brady has won 25 consecutive home games as a starter, tying him with Brett Favre for the league record.

In this Oct. 17 file photo, New England Patriots wide receiver Deion Branch runs with the ball during the second half of their 23-20 overtime win against the Baltimore Ravens in a NFL football game at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. The Patriots host Indianapolis at 4:15 p.m. on Sunday. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson, File)

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