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COMMA MISTAKE A Court's Decision in a Maine Labor Dispute Hinged on the Absence of An Oxford Comma
Offbeat  (tags: USA, Maine, serial comma, nerdy ruling, laws, grammatically ambiguous, workers' win, labor dispute, interesting, odd, off-beat )

Evelyn
- 5 days ago - qz.com
On March 13, a US court of appeals determined that certain clauses of Maine's overtime laws are grammatically ambiguous. Because of that lack of clarity, the five drivers won their appeal and were found eligible for overtime
Gun Obsessed Writer Killed After Letting Teen Hold His Weapon
Offbeat  (tags: weapon, killed, teenager, Conservative writer, M.D. Harmon, Portland, Maine )

Dandelion
- 86 days ago - usuncut.com
A conservative columnist who often wrote scathing criticisms of gun control for the Portland Press Herald has been accidentally shot and killed by a teenage boy.
Prove I Am a Racist Maine Gov. LePage Challenges Lawmaker in Obscenity Laced Voice Mail
Offbeat  (tags: Paul LePage, Rep Drew Gattine, Maine, obscene phone call, dual gun )

Dandelion
- 209 days ago - pressherald.com
The governor later says he wishes he and Rep. Drew Gattine could have a duel and he would point his gun right between his eyes.
Every Time a Man Uses His Head, Tragedy Follows!
Offbeat  (tags: young, man, Calais, Maine, fireworks, killed, injured, fatally, 4th, July )

Sam
- 629 days ago - news.yahoo.com
A young man who was drinking and celebrating the Fourth of July tried to launch a firework off the top of his head, fatally injuring himself.
Good News: Lost New Mexico Kitten Found in Travel Bag
Offbeat  (tags: news, off-beat, odd, animals, kitten, missing kitten, kitten found in travel bag, New Mexico, Lost kitten found, Maine )

Nina
- 854 days ago - wtsp.com
A New Mexico woman's missing kitten has been located in Maine, although exactly how the feline made the 2,300-mile trip remains a mystery. Check out this story:
Harvest on the Harbor Adds WOW FACTOR to Wine at This Years Event
Offbeat  (tags: Portland, Maine, wine festival, interesting, goodnews, culture, food )

Sally Ann
- 2418 days ago - newsblaze.com
from small-production, handcrafted bottles from Maine, to large, state-of-the-art wineries from around the globe.
Maine's Fur-Free First Lady Puts Animals First
Offbeat  (tags: animals, Maine, fur free, environment, protection )

CherAWAY
- 2598 days ago - blog.peta.org
Maine might be known for its harsh winters, but you'll never catch first lady Karen Baldacci wearing a real fur coat, no matter how far the mercury drops. PETA recently sent surveys to first ladies across the country asking whether they've joined
Blind Lawyer Charged With Domestic Violence By Cell Phone
Offbeat  (tags: bizarre, off-beat, society, technology, unusual, blind, lawyer, Cell phone, $5000, domestic violence, strange, lawyer, Maine )

Christine
- 3152 days ago - bangornews.com
A $5000 phone bill....A Blind Lawyer....This is the weirdest domestic violence case I have ever heard.
Come On, Maineiacs! GET REAL, Willya?
Offbeat  (tags: drivers license, Maine, liquor, supermarket, ludicrous, 65 years old, Farmington, Farmington ME, store policy )

RC
- 3488 days ago - firstcoastnews.com
Supermarket refuses to sell wine to 65-year-old woman without proof of age, READ the story...this is carrying it a bit too far.
   

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