(AP) – That means the bill will go back to the Legal and Veterans Affairs Committee, where it could re-emerge as a referendum proposal that could appear on the ballot in 2008.
(AP) – The bill addresses many of the concerns of a campaign called H-2-O for Maine, which sought to initiate a referendum on the issue.
Activists worked with companies that draw water for commercial bottling, the Baldacci administration and the Legislature’s Natural Resources Committee in formulating the bill, which awaits Governor John Baldacci’s signature.
(AP) The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warns that such objects pose a hidden danger because they contain mercury, a toxic heavy metal.
Maine antique dealers call the report overblown, saying it overstates the dangers and poses a threat to their industry.
(AP) – The free food and beverages came to a halt about a month ago after the airport served notice to the area’s volunteer Maine Troop Greeters that it was enforcing a ban against such giveaways.
AT LEAST TWO NEXTEL CUP DRIVERS WILL BE RACING IN THE TD BANKNORTH 250 NEXT MONTH. KEVIN LEPAGE HAS BEEN ADDED TO THE FIELD JOINING TERRY LABONTE FOR THE EVENT JULY 22nd AT OXFORD PLAINS SPEEDWAY. LEPAGE HAS RUN IN THE EVENT FOUR TIMES BUT NOT SINCE 1993. JEREMIE WHORFF WON LAST YEARS EVENT. 172 DRIVERS HAVE ALREADY SIGNED UP TO TRY TO QUALIFY FOR THIS YEARS EVENT WHICH IS THE BIGGEST STOCK CAR RACE IN MAINE.
UMAINE BASEBALL HAS ADDED ANOTHER CATCHER TO THE ROSTER. EVAN JONES HAD PLANNED TO ATTEND THE UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND BUT AFTER THE DRAFT CHANGED HIS MIND WHEN UMAINE SHOWED INTEREST. JONES IS FROM CONNECTICUT.