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Getty Images, photo by Wesley Hitt

Randy’s College Football Wrap Up

As the college football bowl games continue there have been some very good games. Minor bowls, yes, but good games none the less. There have been some close games and some upsets, if you can consider a 7-6 team beating and 8-5 team an upset. Here’s a look at the most recent bowl games.

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Andy Manis, Getty Images
Andy Manis, Getty Images

Thank You To The Line Crews + Support Staff Working To Get Power Back On

As I was walking ShadowDog Christmas Eve around 6pm, I heard voices and look over to a near-by parking lot, it was five of the bucket trucks working the Augusta area regrouping and talking to dispatch. Late tonight, a friend of mine who works for CMP as ‘essential personal’ will be coming to my house to catch a few hours of sleep after working part of Christmas Day. 

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Joe Raedle, Getty Images

Ticks + Tick Borne Illness Impact Mainers All Year And Can Be Deadly

I have a friend and her mom has been sick for a few weeks.  She was fine one day and within a few days she was in the ICU, she received the best of medical care and she passed away last week. It took less than two months. What caused all of this? A tick-borne disease called Powassan virus. This was Maine’s first documented case in about a decade.

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Category: Health, Lifestyle, Opinion
Getty Images, photo by Kevin C. Cox
Getty Images, photo by Kevin C. Cox

Randy’s College Football Wrap Up

Bowl season has started with the National Championship game coming on January 6 with Florida State and Auburn. This early in the bowl season there are a lot of teams with records of 8-5, 7-6 and some top 25 teams that just didn’t cut it for a larger bowl. Here’s Saturdays wrap up.

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Fredrick M Brown, Getty Images
Fredrick M Brown, Getty Images

Andy Capwell’s Top Television Show Of 2013

With two weeks left in 2013, you'll see a lot of 'best of' and 'worst of' lists. I want to chime in with my favorite television show of 2013. Last year, I chose 'Parenthood' on NBC. With the show's powerful cancer storyline and the terrific acting by Monica Potter.

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Getty Images, photo by Hunter Martin
Getty Images, photo by Hunter Martin

Randy’s College Football Wrap Up

In college football this weekend Navy made it 12 wins in a row over Army with a 34-7 win.  Navy QB Keenan Reynolds made the history books in the game by rushing for three touchdowns giving him 29 on the season, the most by a quarterback in NCAA history.

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Photo by Andy Capwell
Photo by Andy Capwell

Do You Dream Of A White Christmas?

We've all sang the Christmas carol 'I'm Dreaming Of A White Christmas', but do you really mean it? I am a native Mainer and I really have never been a big fan of snow. Yes, I use to love to go sledding when I was a kid, we'd go behind the Cote's house on Pettingill Street in Lewiston. Sometimes, we'd go to the hill across from Bates College and go sledding.

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Spencer Plat, Getty Images
Spencer Plat, Getty Images

Year Since Sandy Hook Shooting: Why Are We Not Hearing More About The First Anniversary?

It has been  a year since the Sandy Hook School Shooting. It was December 14th to be exact. I find it hard to believe that with this anniversary on our doorstep there is so little in the news about this tragic event.  There have been some changes in Newtown Connecticut and in the debate of gun issues in our nation. 

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Category: Lifestyle, Opinion
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State Representative Brian Bolduc Insults Maine Truckers!

As the fiance' of a man taking his driving course right now, a man who is excited to start a new job doing what thousands of Mainer's before him have done, I am not very happy.

How dare Brian Bolduc, a Democrat of Auburn, insult our truckers? In an email he complains of the trucks rumbling by his house and thinks they're too noisy

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16 Year Old Sounds JUST LIKE ELVIS!

I didn't believe it til I heard it myself!

Check out this 16 year old boy, David Thibault, who is the BEST young Elvis Presley impersonator I have ever heard! He sings 'Blue Christmas'!

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