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Sep 28, 2010
UAE FaceTime Ban

Well here’s a shocker, the UAE has banned a technological doo-hickey.
Yawn. Must be a Tuesday.
One of the new features in the new Apple iPhone 4 is FaceTime, a video …

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Sep 28, 2010
Disney Dollars

Interesting article over at the Orlando Sentinel, “Disney becoming more generous with political contributions.”
Disney, employing close to 60,000 people in Central Florida, has lots of clout, but apparently they’re not …

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Sep 27, 2010
Poniewozik on the Press Herald in Print

For weeks I’ve been talking about Portland Press Herald publisher and editor Richard L. Connor’s apology for covering Ramadan and then his rephrasing of that apology.
Unfortunately the story gained only …

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Sep 26, 2010
Aunt Dot

On Thursday afternoon my grandmother’s sister passed away in Connecticut.
She was a wonderful, caring woman; I really only saw her at the holidays when she hosted the entire …

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Sep 22, 2010
Stephen Colbert Picks Up Apology

So I wrote to Keith Olbermann, Rachel Maddow and Jon Stewart after Richard L. Connor’s apology for Ramadan coverage on September 11th.
After a week of not seeing anything, I gave …

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Sep 21, 2010
Richard L. Connor Recants his Apology

I have to mention this (a few days late). Portland Press Herald editor and publisher, Richard L. Connor, has written another article about his apology for the Ramadan coverage …

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Sep 16, 2010
Press Herald Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor of the Portland Press Herald regarding their apology are finally up: “More Letters to the editor, Sept. 16, 2010: Same day, different views: Eid and Sept. …

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Sep 15, 2010
Poniewozik on the Press Herald

Whoa! James Poniewozik of Time Magazine has picked up the Portland Press Herald apology story (and gives it a great title, too!): “Paper to Readers: Sorry for Portraying Muslims …

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Sep 14, 2010
Apologygate Cover

As I’m under 40 and read my news online, I hadn’t actually seen the cover of Saturday’s apology-worthy Portland Press Herald (“No Journalistic Standards Since 2010″) until now:

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Sep 14, 2010
USA Today on the Apology

I’m not letting this die until Jon Stewart is poking fun of the Press Herald or Keith Olbermann lists Richard Connor as a “Worst Person in the World”.
The Associated Press …

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Sep 14, 2010
The Opposite of Idiots

Back in July we went to the Maine International Film Festival in Waterville, and fell in love with the Bollywood film 3 Idiots (see Maine International Film Festival).
It’s the highest …

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Sep 13, 2010
Justin on the Apology

Our old friend Justin Ellis has weighed in on the Portland Press Herald apology: “Journalism Fail: Why the Portland Press Herald’s apology for covering Ramadan is wrong.”

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Sep 12, 2010
Goodbye Maine Sunday Telegram

I belong to that increasing population of people, mostly under the age of 40, who get most of their news from the internet. During the week I don’t buy …

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Sep 8, 2010

I came home last night at 8 pm and it was dark. Like, headlights-on dark. Then I got up this morning at 6 am and it was dark. …

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Sep 6, 2010
Portland, Ramadan and Sports

Yesterday’s Maine Sunday Telegram had an interesting article about local Muslim teens who play sports while observing Ramadan, “Holy month presents challenge to Muslims who play sports.”
I’m not quite sure …

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Sep 1, 2010

Last night I started my first of four classes at USM’s Muskie School of Public Service towards a Graduate Certificate in Community Planning and Development. Tomorrow night is my …

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