Charges Not Likely for Standish Store Owner 

Authorities in Maine say no charges are planned against the owner of a store in Standish for a sign that invited customers to bet on a date when President-elect Barack Obama would be assassinated.

Cumberland County Sheriff Mark Dion says Oak Hill General Store owner Steve Collins denied any knowledge of the &quot:Osama Obama Shotgun Pool&quot: sign.

Dion added that the sign was nowhere to be found when a deputy visited the store to investigate a report of it three days after the election.

Dion also said posting the sign would not necessarily constitute a threat or a terrorizing incident.

The handwritten sign on an eraser board inviting the $1 bets ended with an expression of hope that there would be a winner.