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USM will host Maine Crime Wave writing conference

Sun, 04/06/2014 - 16:32
The one-day writing conference will focus on the state’s allure for thrillers, mysteries and police procedurals.
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Concussions put football at a crossroads

Sun, 04/06/2014 - 14:49
Youth participation has fallen nationally thanks to a growing awareness of the risks of head injuries, but medical and sports officials say much more needs to be known about this ‘one-size-fits-no-one’ issue.
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Death-defying jobs lurk in unlikely places

Sun, 04/06/2014 - 11:49
You don’t have to be a stuntman to risk your life for your job. Try store clerk, pharmacist or cabbie.
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A candidate's boast: Just look at all the 'likes' (when Facebook's paid to promote)

Sun, 04/06/2014 - 00:52
Independent gubernatorial hopeful Eliot Cutler said he was blowing away the competition online, but a deeper look at the social media numbers tells a different story.
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Kentucky over Wisconsin, 74-73, to play for title

Sun, 04/06/2014 - 00:27
Kentucky will be playing for the Wildcats’ ninth national championship Monday night in an unexpected title matchup with the Huskies.
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U.S. Sen. Rand Paul to speak in Maine

Sun, 04/06/2014 - 00:08
The Kentucky senator will address the Maine Republican Party convention in Bangor on April 26.
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Maine elver fishing begins Sunday under strict quotas, monitoring

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 23:52
The fishery is among the first in the nation to test the use of electronic ‘swipe cards’ to monitor and report catches and could become a model for others.
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Hall of Famer: 'One and Done' players not hurting college basketball

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 22:23
Oscar Robertson says schools want to keep players for longer because they are greedy.
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Red Claw Wright signs 10-day contract with Milwaukee Bucks

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 22:22
Chris Wright returns to the Bucks for the second time in the past month.
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Daniels sparks UConn to 63-53 upset of Florida

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 22:21
The Huskies will play for its second title in four years Monday against Kentucky or Wisconsin.
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On Baseball: Red Sox are ‘just fine,’ the prospects are too

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 22:20
Overall, a good start for Boston and its minor league system.
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Cake becomes flashpoint in culture wars

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 22:04
Their beliefs, not politics, lead a baker and a couple into a clash between religious and civil rights.
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Gen. Carl Mundy, blunt-spoken Marine Corps commandant, dies at 78

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 22:00
He was widely criticized for his comments on minorities, women and gays in the military.
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Local & State Dispatches

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 21:59
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Waterville's Women’s Wellness event promotes healthy living

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 21:58
Hundreds attend the 17th annual gathering where women can find reliable medical information.
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Riverview catches up on firearms permit screenings

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 21:44
The psychiatric center reports it has eliminated its backlog of concealed-carry applications.
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Maine revelers get a jump on spring for a cause

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 21:41
A Special Olympics fundraiser raises more than $12,000 as people dive into frosty Maranacook Lake.
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Writer-environmentalist Peter Matthiessen dies at 86

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 21:36
The author created such acclaimed works as ‘The Snow Leopard’ and ‘At Play in the Fields of the Lord.’
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Bill Nemitz: Public-housing posse smokes out smokers

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 21:21
‘It’s a health issue,’ says one of the four 100 State Street residents who brave their neighbors’ wrath by reporting their transgressions.
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