Maine Soldier to be Laid to Rest Tuesday 

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – A funeral will be held Tuesday for aMaine native killed fighting in Afghanistan. Thirty-year-old Sgt. Joshua Kirk was among eight soldiers killedOct. 5 in a fierce fire fight in a remote Afghan outpost. Kirk was born in Maine, but moved to Idaho at a young age. Hereturned to Maine as a young adult and received his GED from CamdenHills Regional High School. The office of Gov. John Baldacci says the military listed Kirk’shometown as South Portland. The funeral will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Saint Michael’sChurch in Exeter, N.H. Baldacci has ordered the United States andMaine flags be flown at half-staff that day.