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Upcoming stories for Wednesday, Aug. 25, 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in mind that due to the uncertainties of reaching sources and the need to cover breaking news every story listed may not be published today.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 Wednesday, Aug. 25:

The federal and state investigations of Acadia Hospital amid complaints that workers are not safe at the Bangor psychiatric facility has raised questions about the practice of restraining patients. Just what is the latest thinking in the medical community about restraining psychiatric patients? How has that thinking evolved? Reporter: Meg Haskell

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Hawk migration season begins Sunday, according to wildlife experts. How is the hawk population doing in Maine? We talk with hawk watchers in Acadia National Park. Reporter: Aislinn Sarnacki

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A Millinocket man who pleaded guilty to child pornography charges is expected to be sentenced today in federal court in Bangor. Shawn Clogston has been held without bail since entering his plea last October. Reporter: Judy Harrison

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A blind man from Surry has become a marksman with a rifle, thanks to his use of a sound-based electronic aiming device. James Miekka demonstrated his remarkable skill recently and shares his thoughts on overcoming a disability. Reporter: Nok-Noi Ricker

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Sportswriter Larry Mahoney previews the University of Maine field hockey team’s season.

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