Daily Archives: January 14, 2002

Ice Fishing photo gallery

Six inches at its thickest point, and as thin as glass in other places, intrepid reporter Stanley, left, punches through the ice on Pettengil Pond in Windham as Wright, waits to clear the hole. More than ten holes were used for fishing traps last week. On Wednesday afternoon, the prize catch was a brown trout that Tyler gutted and sliced into steaks while a dog named Sam looked on, below.

Squash: A good, sweaty workout redefined

By Elise Adams Alive Editor Deep in the depths of the Sullivan Gym, past the stairs and on the brink of the emergency exit, is a hall lined with oddly tiny doors like a scene from Alice in Wonderland. Behind each door is a court. Behind one door with a waxy window is the squash court.

Heeere fishy, fishy, fishy…

Editor's Note: We sent staff writer Tyler Stanley out into the cold wilds of Windham to get the scoop on an alternative winter sport and he came back with this fish story... Pettengil Pond is a little close to the Windham Super-Center Wal-Mart, but a peaceful alternative to the streets of Portland indeed.

Health Beat

Your lab partner is out with mono. You have a history paper due in 2 days and have barely begun your research. Your computer has crashed three times today and you're about ready to explode. But before you do something dumb like punch a hole through a wall, take a deep breath, count to ten, and take a look at the list below.

Southworth Planetarium night sky guide

Finding the Planets MERCURY will reach the greatest elongation point on January 11. Currently, you'll find Mercury low in the west-southwest. After sunset Mercury is always elusive and hard to observe. This month's Mercurian apparition is no different. Mercury will be lost in the evening twilight by the middle of the month.


Aries (March 21-April 20). Sentimentality and dreamy thoughts will have special appeal. For many Aries natives, the inner and outer world may need realignment. Spend more time outside of the home and avoid reflection on past disappointments. Taurus (April 21-May 20).

Meet Joe Student

Name? Charles Foehl Age? 37 Year and major? Graduate student of education Where did you go for your undergraduate degree? Williams College in western Massachusetts. Where are you from? The Boston area. How long have you been in Maine? I've been living here for about nine years.

Question of the week

"I stopped making New Year's resolutions three years ago." Julie Tormey, liberal arts, freshman "I actually don't have any." Kevin Vincent, art, senior "It didn't really cross my mind." Chris Blackden, geography, senior "Quit smoking.


Wanna play? Portland Commuter Life and Co-Curricular Programs at the Woodbury Campus Center in Portland is asking for board game donations. Board games are currently available at the Information Desk for students to sign-out and play with in the campus center.

House of brews

One of Portland's famous restaurant/breweries recently expanded to downtown Gorham. Sebago Brewing Company opened at its unique location on Nov. 21. Located in an old train station behind Hannaford Food and Drug, Sebago's metropolitan-style atmosphere betrays its exterior with its stained wood walls and tables, large contemporary bar and high ceilings.

Mann’s”Ali” no knockout

Director Michael Mann's career has been leading up to this point. From his achievements in television with creating Miami Vice to his increasingly impressive films such as Heat and especially The Insider, he has developed a keen sense of storytelling and film direction.

WHAT TO DO JAN. 14 – JAN. 21

Monday Examine the new art editor's first pages. Wonder if he has those cute dimples you really like. Wait in line for checks and books. Again. Tuesday GLBTQA Brown Bag Lunches, 12-1 p.m., every Tuesday through May 7, Woodbury Campus Center, Portland, 228-8235.

“Good Woman” chosen for theater festival

The Kennedy Center's American College Theater Festival selected the USM Theatre Department's production of "The Good Woman of Setzuan" as one of six finalists from New England, according to Arts Promotions Director Mary Snell. The production will now be considered for one of six that will go on to the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.

Practice space in short supply

Brandon Turner had any easy time Tuesday finding practice space for himself and his double bass. He won't be so lucky when classes resume this week. Music majors like Turner are trying to cope with a shortage of practice space in Corthell Hall on the Gorham campus.

University plans Martin Luther King event

Have you ever considered becoming a mentor? How about serving food in a soup kitchen? For those of you who are interested in community service, this Thursday's Martin Luther King event will be one not to miss. The event titled "Building Bridges to Overcoming Racism" will take place in the Woodbury Campus Center amphitheater in Portland at 1 p.

Major elevator upgrades total $1 million

As classes resume, things will be up and down again in Corthell Hall. But over the winter break, the elevators were grounded in the Gorham building that houses USM's music program. The elevators in Corthell and one of the elevators in Portland's Payson Smith Hall were completely upgraded over the winter break.

Economist: things won’t get worse for state

One of the state's best-known economists has forecasted that Maine's economy will sustain no growth over the next six months. It will, however, start to improve again in the early summer. Last Friday's USM Corporate Partners monthly meeting at Portland's Woodbury Campus Center drew an unusually large crowd.

A response to the part-time issue

EDITOR'S NOTE: This will be the first in a three-part series in which members of the USM community discuss their concerns regarding the part-time faculty situation featured in a Dec. 3 article by Steve Allan. This week's column is by Dennis Gilbert, president of the part-time faculty union.


Some people have noticed our Destinations section hasn't included a lot of events. If you wanted to know what was going on at USM, our paper was not a good place to look. If you're in the newspaper business, that's not a good thing. So I've decided we're going to do things a little different.

Full-time problem

It's a shame. But when it's about money, there are always losers. We ran an article before the winter break examining the relationship between full and part-time professors. With all the attention that got directed at some other things we were working on, the issue was sort of ignored.

Police warn public of thefts

The USM Police Department is urging people to guard their belongings following a rash of thefts on the Portland campus. "In just a week, we've had six thefts reported and four of them were around the Sullivan Gym," said Det. Sergeant Ron Saindon. "It seems to be a growing problem over the last week so we want to deal with it head on.

Report shows decrease in crime for 2000

USM reported a decrease in most crimes on or near its campuses for 2000, including rapes, assaults and drug and alcohol disciplinary cases. Each year USM provides reports on campus crime to protect the safety of the campus community and to help prevent similar incidents.

USM Police logs

Thursday, Dec. 6GORHAM - Criminal mischief was reported after someone took a park bench from the Athletic Department and hid it in the bushes near Anderson Hall. The police don't have any suspects. Friday, Dec. 7 GORHAM - Police responded to a possible arson after a small fire in a School Street parking lot almost spread to a parked car.

Professor keeps Mayan language alive

David Carey Jr. is a man with a determination to speak, or in this case write, the truth. Carey, an assistant professor of the History Department, has spent the past seven years traveling to Guatemala to give a little-known indigenous Mayan language an everlasting voice.