The Canadian dollar soared to heights unseen in 30
years last week.
That left some economists speculating that conditions are
aligning to take the loonie on par with the struggling U.S.
Ohio Congressman Dennis Kucinich, who
finished third in Maine’s Democratic presidential caucuses in 2004,
is in Maine this weekend.
He’s trying to line up support for his 2008 run.
Kucinich was asked to give the keynote speech at a dinner in
University of Maine System trustees meet
next week and are expected to consider a tuition increase.
A system budget proposal totals 499 million dollars — up
five-point-two percent from this year.
About 35-thousand pounds of raw chicken sausage products are being recalled by Kayem Foods Incorporated.
The company says the products contain wheat, a potential
allergen, without listing it as an ingredient. No illnesses have
Participants choose from a 15, 25 or 60 mile race. Folks of all ages take part, as well as cheering fans along the way.
Some people take it a step further and add themes and costumes to the mix, such as local personality John Easton. This year marks his 10th Tour de Cure.
A teenager accused of assaulting a baby is in jail tonight.
Police arrested 19-year-old Steven Waterman in Westbrook after they received a report that a 5 month old boy had been hurt.
Police were able to talk him out with any shots being fired.
The standoff began just after 12. Police were called about a man with a gun threatening to kill himself on the Red Bridge Road.
The first puts restrictions on sales of the mind-altering drug salvia. Youths under 18 will now be prohibited from buying or possessing salvia. Violators will face penalties similar to those for youth tobacco possession.
Authorities are checking to see if a body found near the Aroostook River is the remains of 42 year old Tela Hart.
Hart has been missing since the fall of 2005.
The leak happened at the newpage paper mill.
Officials say a worker accidentally combined two chemicals, causing chlorine gas to escape into the air.
Those exposed to the gas were taken to a special tent at the hospital for decontamination, then given oxygen for respiratory problems.
(AP) – Prosecutors chose not to pursue the criminal charge against Joseph Tellier after a judge’s ruling set the stage for another trial. Tellier’s first trial in March in York County Superior Court had ended with a deadlocked jury.
WABI – Wheeler served as sheriff for 12 years before entering the legislature in 1994. He served four consecutive terms.
Wheeler was also a selectman in the town of Bridgewater. Last year, he was re-elected to that post.
President Bush has added the county to the list of declared major disaster areas.
That means folks in the area are now eligible for Federal Financial Assistance. Twelve other Maine counties have already been declared disaster areas.
WABI – The majority of residents in both towns voted Tuesday to build the new facility, which will be used by students from pre-school through eighth grade.
Students from both communities have been bused to the elementary school in Winter Harbor, ever since the Gouldsboro school was shut down three years ago because of mold.
A Hampden teenager was in court Wednesday in connection with a break-in at the Maine Military Supply Store in Brewer last month.
18-year old Sayer Tamiso’s bail was set at one hundred thousand dollars worth of property.
WABI – Two of The company’s pharmacists are also facing punishment.
Pin Rx has been ordered to pay $500,000 in fines, plus half the costs for the Maine board of pharmacy hearing.
Plans are moving forward to expand the Maine Veterans Home in Bangor.
Governor Baldacci signed an executive order Wednesday creating an 11-member Veterans Campus Planning Committee.
That panel’s job will be to come up designs near the current veterans home for a new outpatient clinic, Veterans’ hospice and housing.
Federal authorities have nabbed the person they think made a series of bomb threats in the Bangor area.
A Hampden woman stands accused.
Authorities say 46-year old Jodi Holmes mailed threatening letters that forced three schools to close in March.
WABI – More smoking restrictions could be on the way for Bar Harbor.
The restrictions, modeled after the ban already adopted by the city of Bangor, calls for snuffing out cigarettes in cars carrying children.
WABI – In addition to the manslaughter charge, 41 year old Lauren Burke was also charged with drunk driving by an Aroostook County grand jury.
Burke and her boyfriend, 48 year old George Tozier, were at a bar in Ashland in February when Tozier left on foot.