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Upcoming stories for Monday, Sept. 20, 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in mind that due to the uncertainties of reaching sources and the need to cover breaking news every story listed may not be published today.

In 2009, Maine lobstermen caught more lobster than ever previously recorded for an annual statewide haul but still struggled as the price of the crustacean sank to its lowest level in more than a decade. Anecdotal reports this year indicate another big haul, and prices are higher. We talk to industry officials about the economics involved and what this means to lobstermen going forward. Reporter: Bill Trotter

Three months ago, Republican candidate for governor Paul LePage was referred to often as a “dark horse” by political pundits. Now, he’s the front-runner in a five-way race for the Blaine House, according to recent polls. We recently spent time following LePage on the campaign trail talking to supporters and opponents about his leadership skills and other qualifications to be governor. This is the second in our series of five candidate profiles. Reporter: Kevin Miller

Lady Gaga, the singer and cultural icon, is scheduled to speak in Portland today in favor of ending the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy that prevents gays and lesbians from openly serving in the U.S. military. We’ll have coverage and reaction from Deering Oaks Park. Correspondent: Dan MacLeod

In Lifestyle, we’re featuring a story about Randy Olson, a filmmaker, scientist and environmentalist, who will screen some of his films at the Collins Center for the Arts in Orono this week. Reporter: Emily Burnham

Our Sports staff will be back at work covering high school soccer and field hockey, including a key boys soccer game between Hermon and Ellsworth.

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

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