In Focus: Obesity and the military, UMaine hockey and St. Patrick’s Day bill

Posted March 15, 2013, at 12:01 p.m.
A Coast Guard sailor listensas U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack speaks at the South Portland Coast Guard station Thursday about the importance of good nutrition for American children. According to the Department of Defense, many military recruits are too obese to serve.
A Coast Guard sailor listensas U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack speaks at the South Portland Coast Guard station Thursday about the importance of good nutrition for American children. According to the Department of Defense, many military recruits are too obese to serve. Buy Photo
University of Maine's Martin Ouelette defends the goal against UMass Lowell's Ryan McGrath (right) while Maine's Conor Riley defends in the first period Thursday night, March 14, 2013, in Hockey East quarterfinal action in Lowell, Mass.
University of Maine's Martin Ouelette defends the goal against UMass Lowell's Ryan McGrath (right) while Maine's Conor Riley defends in the first period Thursday night, March 14, 2013, in Hockey East quarterfinal action in Lowell, Mass. Buy Photo
Captains Mike Cornell (right) of the University of Maine and Riley Wetmore of the University of Massachusetts Lowell scuffle for the puck in the second period Thursday night, March 14, 2013, in Hockey East quarterfinal action in Lowell, Mass.
Captains Mike Cornell (right) of the University of Maine and Riley Wetmore of the University of Massachusetts Lowell scuffle for the puck in the second period Thursday night, March 14, 2013, in Hockey East quarterfinal action in Lowell, Mass. Buy Photo
Family members and police embrace on the property of Lawrence Lewis at 450 Molunkus Rd in Molunkus on Tuesday. Lewis was found dead inside his home shortly after Bruce King held police at bay with a gun to his head on Monday, March 11, 2013 along Interstate 95 near Lincoln.
Family members and police embrace on the property of Lawrence Lewis at 450 Molunkus Rd in Molunkus on Tuesday. Lewis was found dead inside his home shortly after Bruce King held police at bay with a gun to his head on Monday, March 11, 2013 along Interstate 95 near Lincoln.
Gov. Paul LePage signed a bill that allows bars and pubs to open at 6am if St.Patrick's Day falls on a Sunday as it does this year. John Dobbs, owner of Paddy Murphy's pub in Bangor, said that he is glad their business hours will remain the same as in other years on their busiest day of the year.
Gov. Paul LePage signed a bill that allows bars and pubs to open at 6am if St.Patrick's Day falls on a Sunday as it does this year. John Dobbs, owner of Paddy Murphy's pub in Bangor, said that he is glad their business hours will remain the same as in other years on their busiest day of the year.

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