Daily Archives: January 6, 2010

Medical marijuana supporters protest tast force meeting

I’m in favor of regulated medical marijuana. I’ve written that before.

Below is a link to a story about the state task force seeking ways to make workable the voter-supported initiative.

I am not sure the supporters are helping their cause with their demonstration, however. Could they look any more like, well, hippies?

‘We are not criminals’

Twin Inventors From Maine Land Reality Show

I’m not big on reality TV. I mean, where’s the reality in it? But this is a story and link to a radio story about a set of Maine twins who came up with the “Invention of the Year,” according to Popular Mechanics. Here’s the link.

 Twin Inventors From Maine Land Reality Show.

The Dutch? Really? … OK, then, the Dutch

DownEast.com’s trivia has stumped me two days running. Good for it.

What country was the briefest colonial power in Maine?


The Dutch, who occupied Castine twice, once in 1674 and again in 1676.

Milo serves TV host beans, whoopie pies – Bangor Daily News

This guy is pretty big among the TV foodies. It’s pretty cool that he’s making a swing through Maine. Here’s a link to the story.

 Milo serves TV host beans, whoopie pies – Bangor Daily News.

Close to Home: Therapy dog brings more than cuteness

(This was a pretty cute story about a therapy dog in Maine and Florida. – KM)

Muffin, a Shetland sheepdog, and her owner went through extensive training.


Portland Press Herald, January 6, 2010

Muffin is a 4-year-old Shetland sheepdog and a certified assistant therapy animal who visits nursing home residents at Knox Center for Long Term Care and patients of Pen Bay Medical Center, both in Rockland, from June through December.

Recently Muffin and her owner and personal assistant, Bonnie Corbett, left on a road trip for Florida.

The dog has gained quite a following of adoring fans during her weekly visits to bring a bit of joy to what might otherwise be a mundane day. Once in Florida, Corbett plans to visit similar outreach venues with Muffin during the winter months.

Here’s a link to the rest of the story.

Elderly woman with gun sets off metal detector

(OK, I want to know why this woman is packing heat. – KM)

Imelda Yorkus says she forgot she had the loaded weapon when she entered a government building.


Kennebec Journal, January 6, 2010

AUGUSTA — An 82-year-old woman from Whitefield was charged Tuesday with trying to enter the Edmund S. Muskie Federal Building with a loaded handgun.

Imelda M. Yorkus was issued a summons charging her with carrying a concealed weapon without a permit, said Augusta police Sgt. Christopher Massey.

Security officers discovered the gun about 1:30 p.m., when it set off a metal detector as Yorkus tried enter the federal building, Massey said.

Here’s a link to the rest of the story.

286th Guard unit returning home – Bangor Daily News

Cool for them!

 286th Guard unit returning home – Bangor Daily News.