The Charger Bulletin

Stakes are high in Maine’s vote on gay marriage

Liz De La Torre

November 2, 2009

From The Associated Press PORTLAND, Maine – Bolstered by out-of-state money and volunteers, both sides jockeyed Monday to boost turnout for a Maine referendum that could give gay-rights activists in the U.S. their first victory at the ballot box on the deeply divisive issue of same-sex marriage. ...

Maine girl with ‘mermaid syndrome’ dies at 10

Liz De La Torre

October 24, 2009

From The Associated Press PORTLAND, Maine – Shiloh Pepin, a girl who was born with fused legs, a rare condition often called "mermaid syndrome," and gained a wide following on the Internet and national television, has died. She was 10. Doctors had predicted she would only survive only for days...

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