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  • August 30, 2007
    By webteam
    WGME (Channel 13) is reporting that the Portland City Council's decision on the redevelopment of the Maine State Pier (and the subject of our cover story this week, "Saving A Sinking Waterfront") has been put off until September 17.

    That gives people who object to the disastrously flawed process, and/or the disappointing (and nearly identical) proposals put forward, more time to raise additional concerns.

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  • August 29, 2007
    By webteam

    Approximately 250 people turned out in Monument Square last night for the statewide Take a Stand day, sponsored by Americans Against Escalation in Iraq, the organization that's been putting the heat on Maine's congressional delegation (and politicians nationwide) all summer. State House speaker Glenn Cummings (D-Portland) spoke at the rally, along with activists and military family members.

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  • August 28, 2007
    By webteam
    The art by federal inmate Thomas William Manning that was put up and then taken down by USM officials last fall (see "Prisoners of Politics," by Rick Wormwood, September 14, 2006 - and note the links to related articles down the right-hand side of the page) has hit the road.

    "Can't Jail The Spirit" closed in June after a month-long show in New York City, and has just opened in the City of Brotherly Love last week, with the support of a group called the Anarchist Black Cross Federation.

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  • August 27, 2007
    By webteam
    We're not sure if it's art, but it apparently won Ryan Eling a MacBook computer. It's a video entry in a contest being held by Friendly's, the ice cream and restaurant company. As a result of dreaming up "The Ballad of Phineas Fribble," complete with original song, choreography, and special effects, Eling is in a seven-person final for a $10,000 shopping spree of Apple products.

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  • August 22, 2007
    By webteam

    A new TV ad, which will run for roughly one week on six channels in Portland and Bangor, calls on Senator Susan Collins to vote to end the war in Iraq -- and lambastes her "continuing support for the war, support for the president and her repeated votes against efforts to bring [the war] to a safe and responsible end." The ad, sponsored by the non-profit Americans United for Change (which also led the charge against Social Security privatization a couple years ago, and which has paid for similar ads targeting other senators in other states), splices together clips of chaos and destruction in Iraq with a shot of Collins and Bush smiling together.

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  • August 19, 2007
    By webteam
    Maybe New Yorker writer Malcolm Gladwell is a breast man. That’s at least what Jason Jones of The Daily Show implied, as Jones introduced his score for McNallica at the US Air Guitar National Championship, held Thursday at the Fillmore at Irving Plaza in New York City.

    But we get ahead of ourselves.

    (If you want to get ahead of yourself, too, follow the links below to see exclusive Portland Phoenix photos from the event, and a couple videos - a short interview with McNallica, and a clip from the post-competition celebration.

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  • August 18, 2007
    By webteam

    Portland air-guitarist McNallica took fourth place in the US Air Guitar national championship Thursday in New York City, and was the only woman in the five-person final, and the only person to get a perfect 6.0 score (and she got two, both from New Yorker writer and social thinker Malcolm Gladwell!). The Portland Phoenix has exclusive photos and video - technical problems prevented us from posting them yesterday, but check back on Sunday for more, and Monday for even more.

  • August 15, 2007
    By webteam

    The well-known environmental Web site has crowned Maine's College of the Atlantic, located in Bar Harbor, the greenest college or university in the world. COA held the first-known zero-waste graduation in 2005, according to a press release sent out by the school.

    Here's the accolade from Grist:

    "College of the Atlantic

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  • August 13, 2007
    By webteam

    Iraq, politically, is a mess,” Tom Allen said at a press conference held this morning to mark his return from a trip to that country, Afghanistan, and Pakistan. “The increase in American forces has led to very little progress on the political front.”

    The Democratic representative who’s running against Republican Susan Collins for her seat in the Senate – and highlighting his opposition to the war in Iraq on the campaign trail – returned from his first-ever trip to Iraq on Friday night.

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  • August 09, 2007
    By webteam
    This Flash video is mostly too mesmerizing to stop watching, but you can actually click on Bush and move him around. Just imagine the white circles have decreasing numbers in them...

  • August 07, 2007
    By webteam

    We weren’t able to make it to last night’s City Council meeting, at which a resolution to impeach President Bush and Dark Lord Cheney was discussed. The measure failed, 4-2, with two council members missing and one walking out of the proceedings.

    We got a day-after briefing from a couple of councilors today. District 1 councilor Kevin Donoghue, who voted against the resolution because “nobody elected me to speak for them on federal issues,” proposed an amendment that would have allowed Portland’s constituents to speak their own mind – in the form of a referendum – about impeachment.

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  • August 06, 2007
    By webteam
    Portlanders who want the City Council to weigh in on whether President Bush and Veep Cheney should be impeached (and those who don't) should plan on attending the council meeting tonight, starting at 7 pm at City Hall. (See the agenda here - the resolution's a little ways down.)

    The resolution (text below) is sponsored by at-large councilor Jill Duson, who is "exploring" entering the race for the 1st Congressional District, now that Tom Allen has decided to challenge Susan Collins for her US Senate seat.

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  • August 03, 2007
    By webteam
    The Girls Gone Wild bus is on Union Street, and the four guys staffing it are all denying they're with the bus. (Maybe they spotted the notebook.) But they have a nice bus, with a leather couch, and they're inviting girls to go wild inside, in front of the cameras, as part of their "search for the wildest bar in America."

    The event is at Threeways, which is pretty new, but could be a contender.

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