Good morning. Temperatures will be in the mid-30s to 40s with cloudy skies throughout the state.
Here’s what we’re talking about in Maine today.
–Super it wasn’t — until the drive that won New England its record-tying sixth Super Bowl. No Super Bowl had gone into the fourth quarter without a touchdown. This one did, tied 3-3 — even though these teams averaged just over 60 points a game.
–In “Rabid,” novelist Paul Doiron’s main character begins acting erratic and violent after being bitten by a bat. Readers are left to wonder whether he is rabid.
–A recent study by researchers at Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Science in East Boothbay indicates that bivalves — shellfish such as oysters, clams and mussels — may hold the key to new techniques to fight diseases in humans.
The three brothers arrested last month in an Ellsworth hospital fought with police in their dying grandmother’s hospital room
–Police tried to use Tasers to subdue the men but couldn’t.
–Elizabeth Robbins, 8, of Waldoboro was born with two things that were out of her control. The first was a bilateral cleft lip and palate that made it nearly impossible for her to speak. The second was a compulsion to always sing. After nine surgeries for the cleft lip and palate, singing helps her recover and improve her ability to speak.
–“Have basketball, will travel” is the motto for the Greater Houlton Christian Academy boys basketball team. Through Thursday, the Eagles had posted a 12-2 record and have earned a spot in the Class D North tournament in Bangor in two weeks.
–Preparing absinthe, a bright green liquor made with a mixture of herbs, is a process worthy of its artistic bohemian roots.
In other news …
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