Dear Sun Spots: It appears that the Mr. Paperback store has left the Promenade Mall. Did the store move to another site in Lewiston Auburn? Is the Mr. Paperback store in Farmington still open? – No Name, No Town.

Sun Spots spoke with Rick at Mr. Paperback, Promenade Mall, (207) 783-2273, and he says the store is open and everything is fine. Rick says that their sign blew down and a new one should be installed shortly. The missing sign gives the impression the store is closed but that is not so. Rick also says that the cafe has now been taken over by Just Joan’s. But the store is open for business as usual.

In addition, Mr. Paperback in Farmington, 115 Shop ‘n Save Drive, (207) 778-4372, is also open. They are open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday to Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays.

Dear Sun Spots: I would also like to know if James Earl Jones actually does all the dancing in the Verizon advertisement on television. – No Name, No Town.

According to Jack Hoey, (Verizon’s director of the northeast bureau), Verizon asks James Earl Jones to do a lot of things as the company’s longtime spokesperson, but one thing the company did not ask him to do was break dance.

The television commercial to promote Verizon’s Freedom package of products and services, shows Jones appearing to make some very athletic dance moves to the tune of “Ain’t No Stopping Us Now,” a pop hit of the ’70s. While Jones does perform some of the more subtle moves in the commercial, alas, a double was used for the spinning and splitting.

Dear Sun Spots: Can you please provide a mailing address for the following: Robert Redford, Meryl Streep, Christopher Reeve, Harrison Ford, Don Henley, Walter Cronkite and Buzz Aldrin. All or some would be appreciated. No Name, Lovell.

According to the Buzz Aldrin Web site at, you can contact him via e-mail at [email protected]

Contact Harrison Ford at 3555 North Moose Wilson Road, Jackson Hole, WY 83001.

Try contacting Christopher Reeve through the Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation at 500 Morris Ave., Springfield, NJ 07081, which should forward it to him. You could also try contacting him through the William Morris Agency, 1325 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019, (212) 586-5100. His publicist or press agent can be reached at Witeck – Combs Communications, 2120 L St. N.W., Suite 850, Washington, DC 20005, (202) 887-0500, e-mail [email protected] Also, the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists will send your letters and messages to Reeve if you address it to Christopher Reeve, c/o AFTRA, 260 Madison Ave., 7th Floor, New York, NY 10016-2401. Write “Please Forward” next to it so they will forward it to his current address.

Try contacting Robert Redford at 1101 Montana Ave., #E, Santa Monica, CA 90403.

Try contacting Walter Cronkite at 524 W. 57th Street, #1934, New York, NY 10019-2985.

Try contacting Don Henley at 3500 W. Olive Ave., #1400, Burbank, CA 91505-4628.

Try contacting Meryl Streep at 9830 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212-1825.

Dear Sun Spots: I would like to know how I can access Sun Spots column to read on a daily basis on the Internet? – S. R., Freedom.

Unfortunately Sun Spots does not yet have a date when this will go online. However, keep reading the column and as soon as a date is set, Sun Spots will publish it here.

Dear Sun Spots: Can you find out what constitutes requirements for warning signals at railroad crossings on secondary roads?

We live in Oxford. Within three to four miles, there are four railroad crossings. Only two have signals, the others just signs.

Is it the towns that should be contacted or the railroad company to suggest/inquire as to placement of signals? – Jane E., Oxford.

Reporter Gail Geraghty recommends you contact the St. Lawrence & Atlantic Railroad at 782-5680.

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