If you're hip to skip tax season this year in protest of the war or pollution or the Supreme Court nominations - whatever, pick your injustice - this is the meeting for you.
Larry Dansinger's Maine War Tax Resistance Center will hold two meetings on how to avoid paying your taxes and also avoid subsequent fines or jail time. The first, tomorrow, will be held at the Peace and Justice Center of Eastern Maine in Bangor, 170 Park Street, from 10 am to 3 pm.
Maine Model, the local UPN reality show which was easily one of the most cringingly enjoyable spectacles on Wednesday nights last fall, will hold an open casting call on March 4 at the Maine Mall for its second season set to air in April. And this time you don't have to be 5'7" or taller to qualify, which, according to creator and host John Marshall, means a lot more fine women are in the running.
Senator Susan Collins, chairman of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security
and Governmental Affairs, issued a press release Tuesday touting a letter she
sent to Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff and Treasury Secretary
John Snow, calling for increased scrutiny over the deal, in which Dubai Ports
World would purchase P&O Ports for a
Terra Firma, the iconic Portland shoe store which has attracted cool kids seeking kicks for close to two decades, is closing. That's right, downtown store owner Samara Yandell recently decided to go into a different line of work. Reached late last week about her decision, Yandell was reluctant to say exactly what that line of work is, other than to specify that it has nothing to do with footwear.
On February 2, Michele Olsen withdrew her application for a city bar license for the club "Chaotic," according to the city clerk's office. No reason was given on the withdrawal form. Olsen had planned to open her club at the corner of Fore and Exchange Streets, where the bar "The Basement" had been located. Olsen and Industry owner Brian Hanson both requested bar licenses to sell liquor in the Old Port and were both denied during a city council meeting on January 18
According to Wells Staley-Mays, the spokesperson for the group Fur Cultural Renewal of New England, the bill to require the state to divest about $50 million in holdings in war torn Sudan is in trouble (see "Squeezing Sudan," January 13). LD 1758, sponsored by Portland senator Ethan Strimling, was considered by the Maine legislature's Labor Committee in January.
Maine's first video podcasters, Mary Jenkins and Karla Preston, have
entered the stratosphere of podcasting, joining the Podshow Network,
home to some of the Internet's very first podcasts, including the Daily Source
Code, by former MTV VJ Adam Curry, known almost as well now for founding
The duo's talk-and-comedy podcast, distributed through iTunes, is in both
formats, which will now include advertising arranged by Podshow.