Stories we are pursuing Wednesday

Posted Dec. 22, 2010, at 11:16 a.m.

Locally sold herbal products that reportedly provide a marijuana-like high have been banned by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration effective at the end of this week. According to the Federal Register, the ban is “necessary to avoid an imminent hazard to the public safety.” What are these products and where are they sold? Reporter: Dawn Gagnon

The University of Maine has a new dean of its business school, Dr. Ivan Manev, a world renowned scholar in the areas of international business, business strategy and organizational behavior. We’ll ask him what he thinks can be done to improve the business climate of Maine. Reporter: Matt Wickenheiser

Researchers with the New England Aquarium have been conducting boat surveys this month of Jordan Basin in the Gulf of Maine, which they think may be a long-hidden mating ground for endangered right whales. We’ll let you know what they’re finding. Reporter: Bill Trotter

In our Outdoors section, we feature Registered Maine Guide Terri-Lynn Fowler of Thorndike who founded Maine Wilderness Adventures in 2007 with the mission to get more women exploring the outdoors. She talks about her experiences as a Maine guide while hiking the snowy trails of Sheepscot Headwaters Wildlands in Montville. Reporter: Aislinn Sarnacki

Look for our Lifestyle feature on Geoff Edgers, the man behind the film “Do It Again,” about his attempt to reunite the 1960′s rock band The Kinks. The film is stuck in legal limbo and its last screening for the foreseeable future is at the Grand Theater in Ellsworth next week. Reporter: Emily Burnham

Our Sports reporters are gearing up to cover high school basketball and hockey games.

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