Stories we’re working on today

Posted Oct. 14, 2010, at 12:10 p.m.

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in mind that due to the uncertainties of reaching sources and the need to cover breaking news every story listed may not be published today.

There’s a rally today in Bangor organized by supporters of Republican gubernatorial candidate Paul LePage to highlight $400 million owed to Maine hospitals by the state’s Medicaid program. What would LePage do about it if elected? Reporter: Meg Haskell

All five gubernatorial candidates are scheduled to participate in a debate tonight at the Gracie Theatre at Husson University in Bangor. We’ll report on the key questions and answers. Reporter: Matt Wickenheiser

In celebration of the American Civil Liberties Union’s 90th anniversary, the Maine Civil Liberties Union today announced the unveiling of an exhibit highlighting the crucial work of the organization over the last nine decades and illustrating the ACLU’s major contributions to defending the freedoms promised to all of us in the Constitution. Reporter: Judy Harrison

This weekend is Homecoming at the University of Maine in Orono. We’ll preview activities and highlight a gift from the class of 2010 — a garden at the entrance to the Buchanan Alumni House. Reporter: Judy Harrison

The East Branch Sno-Rovers Club in Medway has joined a national snowmobile drag racing association, which will double the number of races and participants the group will hold this winter on its track. Reporter: Nick Sambides Jr.

Matt Dieschbourg of Chicago proposed to his girlfriend of nine years, Sofie Grzenia on the top of snowy Mount Katahdin after completing the Appalachian Trail on Saturday. The engagement ring was crafted from a quartz stone he found in a creek in Tennessee. We’ll have photos. Reporter: Aislinn Sarnacki

In Sports, our staff will cover local high school soccer and field hockey action as the seasons head toward playoffs and state championships.

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