June 19, 2018
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Stories we are pursuing Friday

By Michael J. Dowd, BDN Staff

The upcoming 2011 Maine trade mission to South Korea will not include Gov. Paul LePage. Without the governor, trade missions generally include a smaller group of businesses that are more focused on company meetings, and less concerned with protocol and pomp. Both types of trade mission – with and without a governor – have value, say trade officials and businessmen who have participated. Reporter: Matt Wickenheiser

We’ll begin our series titled Flight to Freedom: War through the eyes of a child, based on interviews with Philomena Baker, 76, a Bangor area portrait photographer and Reiki master who recounts her flight from Russia with her mother during World War II and their long journey, mostly on foot, into the American-occupied sector of Germany in 1944 and 1945. Columnist: Kathy Olmstead

What if everyone made it a point to perform an act of kindness for someone in need with the simple admonishment that the recipient must then perform similar acts of kindness for others in the future? Known as Pay it Forward, this movement is growing in the greater Bangor area. Reporter: Eric Russell

An Orrington couple is having a hard time adopting a child from Nepal. The adoption paperwork is done, but due to government red tape they have been unable to secure a visa, and they are not alone. Another 50 or so couples from around the U.S. are in the same boat. Reporter: Nok-Noi Ricker

Outdoors columnist John Holyoke writes about snowmobile season. Bob Meyers of the Maine Snowmobile Association will share tips on what sledders should be doing to prepare.

In Sports, we’ll preview the weekend games of the Patriots and Celtics.

Merry Christmas!

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