Archive for September, 2008


Call scores 3 to lead Monks past Suffolk

Bangor Daily News on Sept. 30, 2008, at 10:41 p.m.
SOMERVILLE, Mass. — Mikayla Call had a hat trick as Saint Joseph’s College of Standish beat Suffolk University 6-2 in women’s soccer action Tuesday afternoon.

Small goal leads Caribou girls past Fort Kent

on Sept. 30, 2008, at 10:35 p.m.
Abby Small scored the winning goal with 24:35 left in the second half as Caribou edged Fort Kent 2-1 to avenged an opening-game loss.

Orono Hall induction Friday

By Ernie Clark on Sept. 30, 2008, at 10:33 p.m.
A major league baseball coach, a surgeon and some of the most respected teacher-coaches in Maine are among the inaugural class to be inducted into the Orono High School Athletic Hall of Fame.

MDI football has strong start

By Ernie Clark on Sept. 30, 2008, at 10:31 p.m.
The optimism surrounding the Mount Desert Island football team was cautious at best at the beginning of the 2008 season.

Husson, MMA good football fit

By Larry Mahoney on Sept. 30, 2008, at 10:29 p.m.
Time for my annual plea to Maine Maritime Academy athletic director Jim Dyer to put Husson University on the football schedule and create a special rivalry between NCAA Division III schools that are only 35 miles apart.

Stearns rallies, nips John Bapst

By on Sept. 30, 2008, at 10:26 p.m.
BANGOR | With 14:20 left in Tuesday evening’s field hockey game between Stearns of Millinocket and John Bapst, Minutemen coach Lori Lincoln called a timeout.

Mainers weigh in on Red Sox future

By on Sept. 30, 2008, at 10:19 p.m.
Will the Boston Red Sox claim their third World Series championship in five years or will they fall short?

Bag full of fake bills buys Mexican man jail time

By Judy Harrison on Sept. 30, 2008, at 10:15 p.m.
BANGOR | A Mexican man who took a wrong turn when he left Pennsylvania and wound up in Houlton with a bag full of counterfeit $100 bills was sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court to a year and a day in federal prison.

Wet weather prompts cruise ships to skip MDI

By Bill Trotter on Sept. 30, 2008, at 10:12 p.m.
BAR HARBOR | The wet weather over the weekend and concern over the possible effects of Hurricane Kyle resulted in three cruise ships canceling their appearances here on Sunday and Monday, according to a local official.

Anthem, Maine Coast reach agreement

By Rich Hewitt on Sept. 30, 2008, at 10:10 p.m.
ELLSWORTH | Last-minute negotiations on Monday have resulted in an agreement between Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield and Maine Coast Memorial Hospital that will keep the hospital in Anthem’s network of health care providers through the end of 2009.

Market worries Mainers

By Abigail Curtis on Sept. 30, 2008, at 9:59 p.m.
BANGOR | People around retirement age are watching from the sidelines as their retirement investments ride the Wall Street roller coaster — and some of them are getting motion sickness.

Captive Couriers

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Sept. 30, 2008, at 9:53 p.m.
Crushed methadone was wrapped in plastic and placed in the bottom seal of an 8-inch-by-11-inch envelope, which was meticulously peeled open and reglued to hide the drugs.

Gulls in Belfast turning up covered in oily mess

By Walter Griffin on Sept. 30, 2008, at 9:48 p.m.
Police are calling it the mystery of the oily gulls.

Elevator stuck at top of bridge tower freed

By Rich Hewitt on Sept. 30, 2008, at 9:44 p.m.
PROSPECT | A mechanical problem with one of the doors on the elevator at the Penobscot Narrows Observation Tower shut down the elevator Monday afternoon, leaving two visitors stranded in the car at the top of the 420-foot tower.

Lincoln group fears wind farm impact

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Sept. 30, 2008, at 9:42 p.m.
Nadia Wotton swims in the waters of Long Pond near the gentle slopes of Rollins Mountain every day in the summer. She spends half the year in a camp along the edge of the water, and she doesn’t take it for granted, she said Tuesday.

Plane purchase with seized drug money panned

By Mal Leary on Sept. 30, 2008, at 9:34 p.m.
AUGUSTA | Members of the Legislature’s Criminal Justice Committee say they will push for a law in January requiring legislative approval before state law enforcement agencies can spend money forfeited by drug dealers, a move triggered by Maine State Police recently purchasing a new airplane at a cost of $345,000.

Grant grows a green grocery

By Abigail Curtis of the News staff on Sept. 30, 2008, at 9:29 p.m.
HERMON | Maine’s governor, whose family runs the Italian restaurant formerly known as Momma Baldacci’s, posed at a press conference Tuesday in front of a freezer stacked with boxes of Tony’s frozen pizza.

Retired admiral to address security issues in Camden

By George Chappell on Sept. 30, 2008, at 9:27 p.m.
Retired Adm. Gregory “Grog” Johnson, U.S. Navy, will speak at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, at the Camden Opera House on 21st century security challenges.

Initiative to provide help with economics

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Sept. 30, 2008, at 9:24 p.m.
BREWER | To find out what resources are available to help keep households afloat this winter, a new source is available to tap.

Casino details revealed

The Associated Press on Sept. 30, 2008, at 9:19 p.m.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The chief architect of a proposed resort casino in western Maine’s Oxford County outlined design plans Tuesday, and the company said it hoped to announce a specific location for the $150 million project before the end of next week.