Archive for July, 2011

 

Gulbis edges Fish at Farmers Classic

The Associated Press on July 31, 2011, at 11:27 p.m.
LOS ANGELES — Ernests Gulbis is best known on the ATP tour for his racket-smashing temper, his wealthy upbringing, his penchant for partying — oh, and that night he spent in a Stockholm jail before a tournament. With a tenacious performance against Mardy Fish to win the Farmers Classic on …

State all-star tourneys: Bangor wins Junior title; Senior final Monday

on July 31, 2011, at 11:21 p.m.
BANGOR — The Bangor all-star baseball team beat South Portland 10-5 to capture the state Junior League title Sunday at Mansfield Stadium while Waldo County and Coastal will battle again on Monday to determine the state Senior League champ. Bangor used a five-run sixth inning to break a 4-4 tie …

Small-market teams turn buyers at trade deadline

By Joe McLaughlin on July 31, 2011, at 10:50 p.m.
Michael Bourn went from the bottom of the NL Central in Houston to the top of the wild-card standings with Atlanta — and he wasn’t the only player who suddenly found himself in a pennant race. Ubaldo Jimenez, Erik Bedard, Rafael Furcal and Mike Adams were also on the move …

‘Lifeline’ of public transit faces deep cuts in RI

By ERIKA NIEDOWSKI, Associated Press on July 31, 2011, at 10:05 p.m.
BRISTOL, R.I. — Nils Berg rides the No. 60 bus to work religiously. In summer, he takes it south from Bristol to Newport; in winter, he rides it north to Providence. Working in the state’s seasonal hospitality industry, the father of two often doesn’t get off work until midnight. But …

With federal program banned, localities now pay bills for cleanup of meth labs

By Paula Schleis, Akron Beacon Journal on July 31, 2011, at 10:05 p.m.
AKRON, Ohio — When Streetsboro, Ohio, police found a possible methamphetamine lab site last month, they did something they never had to do before: Pay for the cleanup. In past years, the U.S. Justice Department’s Community Oriented Policing Services would have funded the nearly $1,500 job with money earmarked for …

Mass. texting ban requires education, enforcement

By JOHANNA KAISER, Associated Press on July 31, 2011, at 10:02 p.m.
BOSTON — Massachusetts drivers are still sending and reading text messages, despite a statewide ban on texting behind the wheel. Between the Sept. 30 start of the ban and the end of May, 733 citations for sending texts — about three per day — have been issued by police. State …

Afghanistan car bombing kills as many as 13

By Staff, Los Angeles Times on July 31, 2011, at 10:02 p.m.
KABUL, Afghanistan — A powerful Taliban car bomb killed as many as 12 Afghan policemen and a child on Sunday in a southern town where Afghan forces took over security responsibilities from Western troops less than two weeks ago. The suicide attack on an Afghan police headquarters in Lashkar Gah, …

Debt-limit showdown: Some tea partyers urge their leaders to compromise

By Amy Gardner, The Washington Post on July 31, 2011, at 10:01 p.m.
WASHINGTON — The partisan standoff over raising the federal debt ceiling still has potential to do more than destroy the nation’s credit rating and economic health. It could make or break the long-term prospects for the political movement that birthed the fight: the tea party. No moment has more dramatically …

Waldo County Senior League wins two

on July 31, 2011, at 9:51 p.m.
BANGOR — Waldo County scored five runs in the fourth inning and cruised to an 8-2 all-star baseball win over Coastal Sunday at Mansfield Stadium, forcing an if-necessary game Monday to determine the Senior League State Champion. Waldo topped Scarborough Saturday 11-1 in five innings for the right to play …

Montgomery, Jones help Sun to 99-92 win over Dream

The Associated Press on July 31, 2011, at 9:45 p.m.
UNCASVILLE, Conn. — Connecticut Sun coach Mike Thibault has seen a lot in his nine years coaching in the WNBA. But even he admitted that his experience on Sunday was special. “That might be one of the (darndest) games I’ve ever seen since I’ve been in the league,” Thibault said. …

Button comes through wet Hungarian GP for F1 win

The Associated Press on July 31, 2011, at 9:33 p.m.
BUDAPEST, Hungary — Jenson Button celebrated his 200th Formula One race with a victory at the Hungarian Grand Prix, while Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel stretched his commanding lead in the championship with a second-place finish in wet conditions Sunday. McLaren’s Button was steadiest in the constant drizzle at the Hungaroring …

Auto racing roundup: Farmington driver Taylor wins first ACT race

on July 31, 2011, at 9:27 p.m.
SCARBOROUGH — Farmington’s Jeff Taylor took the lead from Wayne Helliwell Jr. from Dover, N.H. with 11 laps to go and pulled away to win the 150-lap ACT Late Model feature at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway Saturday night. Taylor finished 2.107 seconds ahead of Helliwell to post his first career …

Yani Tseng wins Women’s British Open for 5th major

The Associated Press on July 31, 2011, at 9:08 p.m.
CARNOUSTIE, Scotland — Judging by the record books, Yani Tseng is 10 years ahead of Annika Sorenstam. The 22-year-old Taiwanese won the Women’s British Open for the second straight year Sunday, beating Brittany Lang by four strokes and becoming the youngest player — male or female — to capture a …

Teachers march on Washington

By Michael Alison Chandler and Sarah Khan, The Washington Post on July 31, 2011, at 9:06 p.m.
WASHINGTON — There are many reasons thousands of teachers traveled across the country to protest in front of the White House on Saturday — including to oppose charter schools, to fight for equal funding for poor schools, and to have more say in public education policies. But at a noisy …
Kathy Chamberlain of Stone Fox Farm Creamery in Monroe has been a busy woman this summer as demand for the family’s homemade ice cream continues to grow. Stone Fox Farm Creamery ice cream can be found in local stores and for purchase at farmers’ markets and local festivals

Ice cream makers work to keep up with demand

By Walter Griffin, Special to the Midcoast Beacon on July 31, 2011, at 9:05 p.m.
MONROE | Everyone knows that one of the best ways to make a hot summer day even better is a nice cone or dish of homemade ice cream. And one of the more popular makers of small-batch ice cream in the midcoast region is Stone Fox Farm Creamery on …
”Serenity” is among works by Jan Lipson on display through Aug. 22 at the Port Clyde Art Gallery in Port Clyde. An opening reception will be held 5-7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5.

Art Show

on July 31, 2011, at 9:05 p.m.

Ocean views give garden cache

on July 31, 2011, at 9:03 p.m.
NORTHPORT — A stunning ocean view plays backdrop to a lovely selection of summer flowers, shrubs and trees as the Belfast Garden Club features the bluff-top garden of Lisa Webster 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5, at 746 Shore Road, Bayside. This summer garden project was begun 10 years ago …
U.S. Sen. Olympia J. Snowe met with Paige Greene of Waldoboro, a participant in the National Young Leaders Conference in Washington, D.C. Snowe commended her for her participation in the leadership training program. The National Young Leaders Conference is sponsored by the Congressional Youth Leadership Council. Students spend the week meeting with members of Congress, participating in interactive activities and debating current issues. The program is designed to educate and inspire future leaders who desire an opportunity to learn outside the classroom.

Young Leader

on July 31, 2011, at 8:53 p.m.

Come Boating! seeks participants for rowing regatta

on July 31, 2011, at 8:51 p.m.
BELFAST— Come Boating! will hold its 11th annual Rowing Regatta on Saturday, Aug. 20, in Belfast Harbor. There will be races for adults and youth, with awards given in multiple classes. Any type of rowed or paddled craft may participate. The regatta will include a course of approximately 3 nautical …
In early summer 1864, Belfast women made a flag bed quilt and shipped it to a Washington, D.C., military hospital. Written in ink on the quilt were the women’s names and phrases and puns relating to the Civil War. The quilt vanished until turning up in a Montana closet earlier this year; the Belfast Historical Society received the quilt on March 11, almost 147 years after it left Belfast.

Belfast’s Civil War veteran comes home, 147 years later

By Brian Swartz, for the Midcoast Beacon on July 31, 2011, at 8:51 p.m.
BELFAST — On March 11, a package arrived at the Belfast Historical Society and Museum at 10 Market St. Megan Pinette, society president and museum curator, was at home when George Squibb, the museum archivist, called and said, ‘You need to come down here.’” As Pinette and Squibb carefully opened …