Dear Sun Spots: I have been searching to no avail at established hardware stores for six 1960 vintage 16-by-32-inch ceiling tiles that have a groove in the middle to replace damaged ones. If there are any readers out there that have these tiles or can recommend a source, I would appreciate hearing from them. I can be reached by e-mail at [email protected] or by phone at (207) 369-9422. – James N. Robertson, Rumford.

Answer:
In addition to responses from readers, you may want to try contacting The Old House Parts Company, 24 Blue Wave Mall, Kennebunk, (207) 985-1999. You can also reach them online at www.oldhouseparts.com. The company focuses on 18th, 19th and early 20th century architectural artifacts, architectural salvage, antiques and construction materials. You may also want to consider contacting Autumn’s Antiques, an architectural salvage company which specializes in antique building materials. They are located at 150 Route 201, Fairfield, ME 04937, (207) 453-9024. Hopefully you will be successful in your search.

Dear Sun Spots: Can Sun Spots or readers tell me what happened to Richard Liles of Three Doors Down and why he’s not drumming for them like he did for their first album? Thanks. – Karen Stickney, Auburn.

Answer:
In addition to responses from readers, Sun Spots has learned that according to a posting at http://pub30.ezboard.com/ftheunofficial3ddboardfrm3.shoiwMessage?topicID=665.topic, Liles was led to believe he was a full member of the band and would record with it for future projects. However, it appears when the time came to record a second album the band wanted to retrain him on a salary for live work and Liles decided to split and get his own band together. According to http://www.slate44.net/ric.html, Liles started playing drums right after high school and was one of the cofounding members of Aisle 9. That group broke up in 1997 and Liles moved to Hattiesburg to attend college. He joined the band Slapp Happy in the fall of 1998, later joining Three Doors Down for The Better Life tour. After the tour wound down he then joined Slate 44.

Dear Sun Spots: I would like the address of the three major networks: NBC, ABC and CBS locally and countrywide. I would also like to write to Steve Martin for doing a great job at the academy awards. I know this is a lot to ask for, but I sure would appreciate it. – Velma Adams, Auburn.

Answer:
You should contact each of the networks for a fall listing of the shows you included and to express your concerns with them changing the time of other shows. You can reach them at:

NBC Viewer Relations, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10112.

CBS Human Resources Department, 51 West 52nd Street, New York, NY 10019. The CBS show schedule is located at: www.cbs.com/info/hdtv/

ABC Inc, 77 West 66th Street, 13th Floor, New York, NY 10023 or ABC Inc. 500 S. Buena Vista Street, Burbank, CA 91521-4551.

You can reach CBS locally at:

WGME 13, 1335 Washington Ave., Portland, ME 04103, (207) 797-1313 or via e-mail at [email protected]

WABI TV 35 Hildreth Street, Bangor, ME 04401, (207) 947-8321.

WAGM-TV P.O. Box 1149, Presque Isle, ME 04769, 800-393-9246, (207) 764-4461.

You can reach NBC locally at: Portland WCSH-TV, One Congress Square, Portland, ME 04101, or via their Web site at www.wcsh6.com; and in Bangor at, WLBZ-TV P.O. Box 415, Bangor, ME 04402. Their Web site is http://www.wlbz2.com.

You can reach ABC locally at:WMTW 99 Danville Corner Road, Auburn, ME 04210, (207) 782-1800 or at Bangor WVII 371 Target Industrial Circle, Bangor, ME 04401, (207) 945-6457.

And regarding your final questions, you can contact Steve Martin at P. O. Box 929, Beverly Hills, CA 90213-0929.

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