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‘Real-life Iron Man,’ Harlem Globetrotter set Guinness marks

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 11:13
The Associated Press

NEW YORK

A British inventor billed as a real-life version of the superhero Iron Man has hit the fastest speed in a body-controlled jet engine power suit at 32 mph, a Guinness world record.

The record keeper announced Tuesday’s feat on Thursday as part of its annual Guinness World Records day.

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Trump presents strong message on U.S. trade

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 11:13
The Associated Press

DANANG, Vietnam

Promising to put “America first” in his trade practices, President Donald Trump used a speech in Vietnam today to denounce multilateral agreements embraced by the region and deliver what appeared to be a rebuke to China, railing against trade practices he says have put Americans out of work.

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‘Magnum, P.I.’ actor dies at 84

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 11:13
The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES

John Hillerman, who played stuffed-shirt Higgins to Tom Selleck’s freewheeling detective Thomas Magnum in the 1980s TV series “Magnum, P.I.” has died, his nephew said Thursday. Hillerman was 84.

Hillerman, who had been in declining health, died Thursday of natural causes at his home in Houston, nephew Chris Tritico said.

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Living the Word

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 11:13
by the Rev. Lois Hart

“He said to them, ‘Then give to the emperor the things that are the emperor’s, and to God the things that are God’s.” Luke 20:25

Serving God

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Pastor: Texas church that was attacked will be demolished

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 11:13
BY PAUL J. WEBER and EMILY SCHMALL The Associated Press

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas

The Texas church where more than two dozen people were killed by a gunman during Sunday services will be demolished, the pastor said.

Pastor Frank Pomeroy told leaders of the Southern Baptist Convention earlier this week that it would be too painful to continue using First Baptist Church as a place of worship.

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Holy smoke! Vatican to stop selling cigarettes

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 11:13
BY NICOLE WINFIELD The Associated Press

VATICAN CITY

Pope Francis is saying “Just Say No” to cigarettes.

The Vatican announced Thursday that it would no longer sell cigarettes to employees in its duty-free shop and supermarket — giving up an estimated $11 million a year in profit.

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Deeley celebrates Mass, visits classrooms at St. John’s school

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 11:13
Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland

BRUNSWICK

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FAITH NOTES :

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 11:13
BY MEADOW RUE MERRILL

The holidays are before us. The electricity is back on after last week’s powerful storm. And yet my heart is grieving. Saturday night, my family stood outside clapping and shouting “ Thank you!” to the line and tree workers who reconnected us with the world. But the next day that same connection brought news of 26 worshipers shot dead in their Texas church.

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Church where shooting took place was center of community

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 11:13
BY JIM VERTUNO, NOMAAN MERCHANT, and DIANA HEIDGERD The Associated Press

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas

he most recent sermon posted on YouTube by the pastor of the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Texas, shows him explaining why he had parked a motorcycle in front of his lectern.

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On Ghosts, A Tree, A Car and A Raccoon

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 11:13
BY DAVID TREADWELL Just a Little Old

“What was that?” whispered my wife Tina in the middle of the night, although she was half asleep and doesn’t remember asking. “Ghosts,” I responded, having heard nothing to cause concern.

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Rotary Club of Bath Awarded Karakin Foundation Grant

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 11:13
BY RICK BYRNES Bath Rotary Club

Rich Cromwell, a member of the International Services Committee for the Bath Rotary Club, has announced that the Karakin Foundation, a charitable organization supporting philanthropy and volunteerism worldwide, awarded a grant of $80,000 to continue the local Rotary’s work in Cambodia.

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Veterans, Thank You for Your Service

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 11:13
BY CHICK CICIOTTE Veterans’ Corner

“On this day, Veterans Day, We are Commemorating The service of Veterans of all wars.”

“We remember how Men and Women set aside their civilian pursuits to server their Nations cause, defending the Freedom of Mankind and preserving our precious American Heritage.”

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GOP Loses, But Dems Need to Unite

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 11:13
BY GORDON L. WEIL

There are two problems with the Trump administration’s tax reform proposal.

First, it’s not Trump’s. It comes from the Republican Congress, just as did all of his claimed health care “repeal and replace” proposals.

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Our Country Needs the Dream Act of 2017

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 11:13
BY DAVID VAIL and BETH STICKNEY

The United States is on the brink of a colossal mistake, unless Congress quickly passes the Dream Act of 2017, reversing the effects of the recent rescission of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

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Downeaster Has a Problem Moving East

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 11:13
BY PEM SCHAEFFER Oped

Complaints of excessive noise from Amtrak Downeaster train movements in Brunswick have become a significant public issue. A formal complaint has been filed with the town, along with numerous complaints by email. Accordingly, the Town Council has scheduled a workshop for Tuesday, Nov. 14 at 7 p.m.

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Political Cartoon

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 11:13
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MRRA by the Numbers

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 11:13
BY STEVE LEVESQUE MRRA Executive Director

The Department of Defense and the Association of Defense Communities have both recognized the redevelopment of the former NAS Brunswick as the most successful reuse effort of the 26 major bases involved in the current base closure round. Why?

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QUOTE OF THE DAY

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 11:13

Men get opinions as boys learn to spell,

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Police: New Jersey man had cocaine, heroin in vehicle

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 11:13

YORK (AP) — Maine State Police have arrested a New Jersey man on drug trafficking charges following a traffic stop on Interstate 95.

WCSH-TV reports the 50- year-old Front Lee, New Jersey man was stopped for a traffic violation in York around 2:30 a.m. Thursday. According to authorities, troopers found 72 grams of cocaine and 15 grams of heroin in the man’s vehicle.

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Health officials implement new rules for medical marijuana

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 11:13

AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine is cracking down on the distribution of medical marijuana by allowing surprise inspections and implementing a new patient tracking system.

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