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Upcoming stories for Friday, Aug. 13, 2010

By Michael J. Dowd, BDN Staff

Here are some of our coverage plans for the day. Beyond serving as coming attractions, this feature is an opportunity for you to comment on our coverage choices, suggest sources, ask questions or share your knowledge in order to help us keep everyone better informed.

We’re calling this “The Daily News Meeting” because the list is generated from the 10 a.m. planning meeting BDN editors conduct each weekday.

Keep in mind that due to the uncertainties of reaching sources and the need to cover breaking news every story listed may not be published today.

For Friday, Aug. 13:

Four of the five candidates for Maine governor will participate in a forum in Rockland today to debate fisheries, alternative education, and affordable housing. The only candidate not taking part in the event is Republican Paul LePage. Reporter: Kevin Miller

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A Waterville man has created a made-in-Maine iPhone application to make finding and eating lobster simpler. It’s called iLobster. Will people buy it? Reporter: Abigail Curtis

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A big summer thrill can be found on the slopes of Sugarloaf Mountain in western Maine where for around $40 you can ride a “zip line,” sliding suspended from a cable several feet above the ground. It’s a speedy trip with exciting views and we’ll have video to take you along for the ride. Reporter: John Holyoke

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Now that a site has been approved for a dog park in Bangor, a group of citizens is faced with the tough task of raising the money to make it happen. How much do they need and how can you contribute? Reporter: Eric Russell

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It’s a discussion that won’t go away. City councilors are again debating whether Bangor police should keep its own dispatch services or contract with Penobscot Regional Communications Center. Reporter: Eric Russell

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The Senior League World Series opens this weekend at Mansfield Stadium in Bangor with eight baseball teams from around the globe competing, including a local club from the host city. Our sports staff will provide in-depth coverage beginning today with a look at the participants.

Have feedback? Want to know more? Send us ideas for follow-up stories.

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