Archive for July, 2012

Boston Red Sox's Pedro Ciriaco is welcomed to the dugout after scoring on an error by Detroit Tigers second baseman Omar Infante in the fourth inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park, in Boston on Tuesday night, July 31, 2012.

Red Sox beat Tigers in rain-shortened game

The Associated Press on July 31, 2012, at 11:40 p.m.
BOSTON — Boston’s lead seemed shaky when the Detroit Tigers loaded the bases with the go-ahead run at the plate. Then the Red Sox were saved by the rain. The tarp came on the field at that point with two outs in the sixth inning, the game was called 1 …

Red Sox smartly avoided making blockbuster deal, trading away prospects

By Larry Mahoney on July 31, 2012, at 11:24 p.m.
At times the deals you don’t make are just as important as the deals you make. That was the case with the Boston Red Sox at the trading deadline on Tuesday. They made a couple of minor deals instead of a blockbuster trade to try to make a push for …

Local sports results for July 31, 2012

on July 31, 2012, at 11:04 p.m.
Preseason HIGH SCHOOL BANGOR, Aug. 13 BANGOR — The Bangor High School cross country teams will meet for the first practice on Monday, Aug. 13, 8 a.m., near the tennis courts at Bangor High School. Contact coach Adam Goode at 991-7000 or for more info. BREWER, Aug. 13 BREWER …

Davis hits go-ahead slam, Orioles beat Yankees

The Associated Press on July 31, 2012, at 10:43 p.m.
NEW YORK — Chris Davis hit a go-ahead grand slam in the Orioles’ seven-run second inning and Baltimore rallied from five runs down to beat the New York Yankees 11-5 on Tuesday night. Nick Markakis had a two-run homer among his three hits for the Orioles, who have won four …

Westbrook, Saco to vie for state LL title in ages 10-11 division Wednesday

on July 31, 2012, at 10:42 p.m.
WALDOBORO — Westbrook shut out Holbrook 11-0 and Saco blanked Augusta 10-0 Tuesday in the state Little League All-Star baseball tourney for ages 10-11 to set up a 3 p.m. Wednesday championship game. Holbrook and Augusta will meet in the consolation game at 1 p.m. Saco is now 2-1 and …

Mexico lodges drug charges against 3 generals

The Associated Press on July 31, 2012, at 10:35 p.m.
MEXICO CITY — Mexican prosecutors formally lodged drug charges Tuesday against four high-ranking army officers, including three generals and a lieutenant colonel. They are the highest-ranking Mexican army officials arrested in at least 15 years, and allegedly provided protection for the Beltran-Leyva drug cartel. They were detained in May and …

2 former councilmen in Lynwood, Calif., guilty of illegally boosting salaries

By Abby Sewell, Los Angeles Times on July 31, 2012, at 10:35 p.m.
LOS ANGELES — Two former council members in the Los Angeles-area city of Lynwood accused of illegally boosting their salaries were convicted Tuesday in a closely watched case that legal experts said could expand the definition of public corruption. The guilty verdicts marked a significant victory for the Los Angeles …

Justice Department: Fast and Furious report distorted

By PETE YOST, The Associated Press on July 31, 2012, at 10:34 p.m.
WASHINGTON — The Justice Department said Tuesday that Republican lawmakers are engaging in distortions by asserting that Operation Fast and Furious arose from a strategy created by the Obama administration. In a report following an 18-month probe of the flawed gun-smuggling investigation, Rep. Darrell Issa of California and Sen. Chuck …

Obama team sees promise in 3rd party candidacies

By JIM KUHNHENN, The Associated Press on July 31, 2012, at 10:34 p.m.
WASHINGTON — Most Americans have never heard of Virgil Goode, a former party-switching congressman with a distinctive Virginia drawl who conceivably could decide the presidential election. But he is well known to President Barack Obama’s team of political advisers. Goode served six terms in Congress from Virginia and is gathering …

Defense cuts, layoff notice dispute sets off tiff

By DONNA CASSATA, The Associated Press on July 31, 2012, at 9:54 p.m.
WASHINGTON — Republicans accused President Barack Obama of trying to keep middle-class Americans in the dark about whether they’ll lose their jobs from impending defense cuts as a Labor Department memo cautioning contractors about layoff notices set off political recriminations. “The president doesn’t want people reading about pink slips in …

Panetta warns Egypt on Sinai as potential base for terrorists

By Gopal Ratnam, Bloomberg News on July 31, 2012, at 9:54 p.m.
CAIRO — Egypt’s leaders have agreed to cooperate on counterterrorism and have a special responsibility to ensure security in the Sinai Peninsula, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Tuesday. Panetta, speaking after a meeting in Cairo with President Mohammed Morsi and Field Marshal Mohamed Hussein Tantawi, said the Egyptian leaders pledged …

Israel to end draft exemptions for ultra-Orthodox

By AMY TEIBEL, The Associated Press on July 31, 2012, at 9:53 p.m.
JERUSALEM — In an step that could intensify a major rift among Israelis, the defense minister on Tuesday ordered the army to prepare for a universal draft of ultra-Orthodox Jewish men. Many in the insular and rapidly growing community say they would rather go to jail than comply with an …

50 years on, Marilyn’s star power shines bright

By JOCELYN NOVECK, The Associated Press on July 31, 2012, at 9:53 p.m.
NEW YORK — Only 11 years after her death, Elton John sang his ode to Marilyn Monroe. “And I would have liked to have known you, but I was just a kid,” went the lyrics. “Your candle burned out long before your legend ever did.” What John didn’t know was …

Syria’s Aleppo running low on food amid siege

By ELIZABETH A. KENNEDY, The Associated Press on July 31, 2012, at 9:52 p.m.
BEIRUT — Food and cooking gas were in short supply and power cuts plunged homes into darkness as soldiers and rebels battled Tuesday to tip the scales in the fight for Aleppo, Syria’s largest city and the current focus of its civil war. Life for Aleppo’s 3 million residents was …

Popular Irish author Maeve Binchy dies at 72

By ROBERT BARR, The Associated Press on July 31, 2012, at 9:51 p.m.
LONDON — Bestselling Irish author Maeve Binchy, one of Ireland’s most popular writers who sold more than 40 million books worldwide, died in Dublin after a brief illness, Irish media and national leaders said. She was 72 years old. She was best known for her depictions of human relationships and …

BBQ the Yankee way

on July 31, 2012, at 9:45 p.m.
Sounds like the spin-off from A Connecticut Yankee doesn’t it? But, alas, I am going further south. I have been to so many restaurants around the country sampling everything imaginable. And for some reason, barbecue has always had a special place, right in the corner of my stomach, that is …
Zach Collier, Will Mossing and Mike McFadden (from left) sported their  "I Love Belfast" T-shirts near Alexia's Pizza on Monday, July 30, 2012.

Belfast teens mix love, irony while sporting T-shirts

By Tom Groening on July 31, 2012, at 9:24 p.m.
Who says teenage boys don’t have a deep, abiding love for their hometowns? Zach Collier, Will Mossing and Mike McFadden, all 16, like to wear their “I Love Belfast” T-shirts around town. The teens purchased the shirts from the Chocolate Drop Candy Shoppe on Lower Main Street. …
A 10-week-old female Great Gray owlet (right) sits behind her mother in its enclosure at Berlin Zoo in Berlin, Germany on Tuesday, July 31, 2012.

Pictures of the day: Tuesday, July 31, 2012

on July 31, 2012, at 9:19 p.m.


on July 31, 2012, at 9:14 p.m.
BANGOR – Henry J. Cyr, 95, went home to be with the Lord, July 28, 2012, at his home, with his wife of 37 years by his side. He was born July 20, 1917, in St. John, son of Xavier F. and Leonie (Albert) Cyr. Henry had a remarkable love …


on July 31, 2012, at 9:14 p.m.
OLD TOWN – Donald D. York, 83, died Sunday, July 29, 2012, after a short illness. He was born Oct. 5 1928, in Old Town. Donald was a graduate of Old Town High School and Husson College. He served four years in the U.S. Air Force. He was associated with …