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Upcoming stories for Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2010

By Michael J. Dowd, BDN Staff

Here are some of our coverage plans for the day. 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 call it “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in mind that due to the uncertainties of reaching sources and the need to cover breaking news every story listed may not be published today.

While investigators seek those responsible for vandalizing the Orono Bog Boardwalk over the weekend, volunteers are being lined up to help repair the damage to the mile-long wooden structure. The attraction is expected to reopen Wednesday. We’ll update you on the progress of police and volunteers. Reporters: Eric Russell, Nok-Noi Ricker

Pertussis, more commonly known as Whooping Cough, remains a health concern in Maine. This year has seen 32 confirmed cases with 11 reported in the last month. The majority of cases involve children 13 and younger. Half are not up to date on their vaccines or their vaccine status is unknown. It’s serious enough that the state has issued a health advisory. Reporter: Meg Haskell

Last week when Hurricane Earl was threatening the state, Camden leaders went to a local specialist to learn more about its anticipated track. Ken McKinley founded Locus Weather in 1991 and, with three other meteorologists and atmospheric scientists, provides specialized forecasts, especially for yachts and marine events. Who is McKinley and why did he develop this service? And was he right about Earl? Reporter: Abigail Curtis

Independent gubernatorial candidate Shawn Moody is in Bangor today speaking to Rotarians. What are his plans to help businesses in Maine if he’s elected? We’ll let you know. Reporter: Kevin Miller

The second Acadia Night Sky Festival is scheduled to take place in and around Bar Harbor from Sept. 9-13. It’s a celebration of rapidly disappearing areas in the country where stars and planets can be viewed with little interference from man-made light. Reporter: Bill Trotter

Presque Isle’s fire department is hosting the State Federation of Firefighters Convention this weekend. Among the scheduled events is a remembrance of 9/11 and the valiant efforts of firefighters in the wake of the terrorist attacks in 2001. Reporter: Jen Lynds

Rosh Hashanah, commonly known as the Jewish New Year, is celebrated Thursday. Our Lifestyle section will feature recipes associated with the holiday.

In Sports, we’ll cover the rivalry game between the Bangor and Brewer high school field hockey teams.

Reporter’s query

Have you been involved in an accident while texting or talking on a cellphone while in the driver’s seat, or have you been injured by a driver who was texting or talking while behind the wheel? Reporter Jen Lynds would like to know. Email her at jlynds@bangordailynews.com.

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