Dear Sun Spots: I hope you can help me out. I want to know when the WalMart distribution center in Lewiston will be opening and when and where they will be taking applications? – No Name, Peru.

According to reporter Doug Fletcher, the city held an official groundbreaking for the project in December. However, actual construction won’t begin until sometime this month. Construction is expected to take a year. Fletcher believes hiring efforts won’t begin until around the first or second quarter of 2004, speaking optimistically. You might want to consider contacting Sun Spots around the first or second quarter of 2004 about this.

Dear Sun Spots: What a wonderful service you provide! I was away in March. What happened to Mindi Ramsey on Channel 13’s early morning news? Thanks for your help. – J.W., Hebron.

As reported by Sun Spots in the March 3 and March 12 columns, Ramsey has switched time slots with John Hopperstad. She is now on the night news while Hopperstad is on in the morning. Station news director Dave Kaplar stated the switch was made to play to each of their strengths.

Dear Sun Spots: I wanted to say thank you so much to all of you that responded to the request for the Caron yarn. I really appreciate the great response. Thank you again. – Mrs. Martin, No Town.

Dear Sun Spots: Can you tell me how I can get in contact with Robert Washington the ‘Elvis Impersonator. Thank you very much. – John Cole, Lewiston.

Contact Robert Washington, through his manager Iris Dikkey at 112 Romano Road, South Portland, ME 04106. You may also be interested in noting that Washington is scheduled to appear in a fund-raiser hosted by Fish in the Hand Productions to finish its latest film, The Faithful, May 3 at the Greek American Club in Central Square, Cambridge, Mass. The Faithful is a feature length documentary that explores some of the biggest cultural icons of our time – Elvis Presley, Pope John Paul II, and England’s Princess Diana. The Memphis style dinner features ‘The King’s’ favorite foods (friend peanut butter and banana sandwiches) plus a performance by Washington. Tickets for the event can be purchased at or by calling (617) 320-3219. Seating is limited and advance reservations are required for dinner. A karoake event will be held following the dinner at about 9 p.m. and the night also includes a sneak preview of the film, raffle and auction for Elvis memorabilia. To reserve Washington for your event you can do so online at or by calling (877) 837-3444.

Dear Sun Spots: My Commodore computer is giving me problems. It’s panning. When I try to put a file on the screen, it ends up below the screen bottom. When I try to print it, the printer usually starts anywhere on the paper. I’d appreciate any help you might be able to give. Thank you. – David Mayo, Wilton.

Answer: In addition to responses from readers, you might want to contact your local computer store for assistance. You might try Compatible Computers Service, Route 2, Wilton, (207) 645-4600 and talk with owner Wes Robinson. You may also want to try cleaning it by taking the top of the case off and getting a vacuum cleaner that blows in reverse and blow the dust out of it. It is also likely your computer, which was no longer made after the late 1980s, is on the blink. You might also want to check out the Internet for others who may be selling theirs.

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