Bowdoin College has decided to divest any direct holdings in the African country Sudan and to avoid investing in companies in the future that have holdings in the country as long as the genocide there continues. The largely Arab Sudanese government has fought non-Arab rebels for three years and has allowed more than 200,000 people in the Darfur region to be killed and another 2.
John Eder has not conceded his race to Jon Hinck and may ask for a recount.
Eder, a Green Independent who ran for reelection to the state House in Portland's District 118, trailed Democratic opponent Hinck by just 97 votes at the end of election day, according to the Portland city clerk's website and Hinck. Hinck tells the Phoenix he has not received a concession call yet from Eder, and Eder confirmed this in an email sent today to the Phoenix in which he wrote, "I have not contacted my opponent at this point since the matter of a recount is still under review."
Maine Veterans for Peace will march in the Veterans Day Parade on Saturday after initially being banned by the American Legion branch sponsoring the Portland vets celebration. Some area vets objected to the MVFP's dedication of a Congress Street flag to an Iraqi baby killed in the war. The Portland Downtown District, which co-sponsored the Adopt A Flag program, returned MVFP's $100 donation for their commemorative flag in September, shortly before the local American Legion, which was also involved in the flag project, contacted the MVFP and told them they could not march in the parade this year.
Yes, politics are very important, but I can't help being fascinated by Britney Spears, her personal grind with this crazy thing we call life, and her decision to divorce Kevin Federline, aka K-Fed, on election day. Britney's been through a lot at 24 - years on the preteen talent mill the New Mickey Mouse Club, "true" (or not) love with Justin "Sexy Back" Timberlake, kids with Federline.
Pulled from today's press releases, here are US House representatives Tom Allen and Mike Michaud on Donald Rumsfeld's announcement a few hours ago that he will resign from his post as Secretary of Defense:
Portland, Maine-U.S. Representative Tom Allen today issued the following statement on the resignation of Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld:
The election is over and the results are in, at least for Maine. Virginia, you have to wait a bit.
State and Federal
The Dems hung onto the big seat, with Gov. John Baldacci winning reelection with 38.03 % of the votes over contenders Pat LaMarche (14.34 %), Barbara Merrill ( 21.39 %), Phillip Morris NaPier (0.86 %), and Chandler Woodcock (29.