Dear Sun Spots: Recently I attended a Maineiacs Hockey game at the newly renovated arena and heard a piece of music played every time they scored. My question is what is the name of that music? Really enjoy your column. – J.M., Farmington.

Answer:
Sun Spots spoke with Pete Dubuc of 98.9 FM, WCLZ, who says that after a lot of research he’s unable to locate who this artist is or the music. He had downloaded the recording from a Web site and has been unable to locate the exact same recording. Dubuc says he has been asked this same question many times by a variety of people. He says it is hoped they’ll be able to post this music on the Maineiacs Web site at some point in the future, and the station is in the process of determining the legalities of this. It is believed that the music “Oley, Oley” is affiliated with England’s Manchester United football team but Sun Spots has been unable to confirm that at this point.

Dear Sun Spots: Can you please print a list of consignment shops in the Portland area? – No Name, Bethel.


Answer: Contact the following consignment stores for starters:

My Sisters Closet, 264 U.S. Route 1, Scarborough – across from the Scarborough Municipal Building – (883-3388, ask for Madeline Ireland). Ireland accepts really high quality (mainly name-brand) men’s, women’s and children’s clothing; jewelry; dishes; collectibles; art; bedding; curtains, etc. Winter hours of operation: 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays.

Kids Unlimited, 352 Warren Ave, Portland (878-5028, ask for Tammy). They accept children’s clothing, sizes newborn to 10; toys, furniture; videos; books; and any items a child or baby can use. They clean, iron and ensure everything is spotless prior to selling items, and they ensure items are in style. They are open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Foster parents receive a 10 percent discount.

Dear Sun Spots: Why didn’t Matt Lauer show a picture of his new baby on the “Today” show? What was her name and weight? – No Name, No Town.

Answer:
According to a www.thesenetwork.com article dated Oct. 3, 2003, Lauer and his wife, Annette, welcomed their second child Oct. 2, a little girl they named Romy. The baby weighed in at 7 pounds, according to an NBC spokesperson. The couple also has a son: 2-year-old Jack. Matt and Annette, a former model, wed in 1998 after meeting on a blind date. Perhaps the reason Lauer didn’t share a photograph was that he didn’t yet have one.

Dear Sun Spots: I am trying to find a video of the “Ice Storm” by Channel 13 for my sister who lost hers during a move. I already contacted the local library and Channel 13 with no luck. Either the original video or a copy of it would be greatly appreciated, and I am willing to pay a reasonable price.

Also, is there anyone locally who can darn wool socks? Just the heels are worn through on most of them, and I would pay for the service. Please call Donna at (207) 782-3852 if you can help with either request. Please leave a message on the machine if I’m not home. – Donna, No Town.

Answer:
Hopefully, readers who have taped this will be willing to assist you. Sun Spots is also not aware of anyone locally darning wool socks, and Sun Spots would ask any readers who do this to please contact the column with the names and phone numbers of anyone who does this type of mending.

Dear Sun Spots: Could you please let me know where I can have my Philco record player repaired? It’s fairly new but the disc has stopped turning for no apparent reason. Raoul Roy, Jay.

Answer:
You may want to try contacting the store where you purchased this. Alternatively, try contacting RadioShack Dyers Electronics at 64 Main St., (formerly Bridge Street) in Rumford, (207) 364-7606 or 1-800-339-7606.



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