Dear Sun Spots: Do you know of any public boat launches on Bear Pond in Turner. A carry-in site for a kayak would do fine. Thanks for any help. – S.Y., Lisbon Falls.

Answer: Eva Leavitt, town manager in Turner notes that there are no public boat launches at Bear Pond. Residents of Turner are able to use the town beach and can carry their kayaks in there.

She mentioned that there is a public boat launch on Pleasant Pond, located on Pleasant Pond Road in Turner. Check out the recreation section of the town’s Web site, www.turnermaine.com/recreation for more information.

Dear Sun Spots: Could you tell me how many wives Sen. John McCain has had? Are they still living and what are their names? Also, I would like some information about the U.S. Embassy Building in Iraq. Where is it located? How much did it cost and is it completed? How large a building is it and is it being used? Thank you! – No Name, No Town.

Answer:
Sen. John McCain married his first wife, Carol Shepp in 1965. He adopted her two children. The couple also had a daughter named Sidney in September 1966. Their divorce was official in April 1980. Now 70, Carol McCain is retired and residing in Virginia Beach, Va., and has remained on good terms with her ex-husband.

He met Cindy Hensley in 1979 and they married in May 1980. Hensley is chair of Hensley & Co., one of the largest Anheuser-Busch beer distributors in the nation. Together, they have three children, Meghan, John (known as Jack) and James (known as Jimmy). Also, they have an adopted daughter, Bridget.

Construction on the U.S. Embassy building, located in Baghdad, Iraq, began in June 2005 and was successfully completed in April 2008. It sits on 104 acres and has 27 buildings, making it the largest U.S. embassy in the world. It includes 619 apartments housing employees, office space, restaurants, indoor and outdoor basketball courts, a volleyball court, and an indoor Olympic-size swimming pool. Although we could not pinpoint an exact cost, it was somewhere between $474 million and $592 million, but the price tag may rise to more than $730 million.

Dear Sun Spots: I have two Lewiston High School Folios. One is from 1941 and the other, 1934. If anyone is interested in these, please call 784-6728. – No Name, Lewiston.

Dear Sun Spots: Is there anyone in the L-A area who can transfer pictures and videos from an old cell phone to a new one? Thank you. Walter, Auburn.

Answer:
In addition to responses from readers, we suggest contacting your local cell phone service provider for assistance. If it is possible to do, they should be able to help you.

Dear Sun Spots: I know you have helped others in the past so here goes. I am looking for some discontinued yarn from Red Heart. It is teal in color. My mother in law needs it to finish a project. If there are any Sun Spots readers out there who may have some and want to help out, we would appreciate it. They may call me at 639-2279. Thanks. – Susan, Phillips.

Dear Sun Spots: This is for the lady who collects books written by Grace Livingston Hill. I recently found the book “The Christmas Bride,” a collector’s choice series No. 1. If you’d like to add it to your collection, call me at 577-0928 and I will gladly mail it to you. – Lewiston Reader, Lewiston.

Dear Sun Spots: You had an inquiry in the paper on July 4, 2008, from someone looking to buy Beanie Babies. I have a very large assortment of Beanie Babies that I would like to sell. I have been collecting these for many years and now would like to sell them. I can be reached at 783-7730 or my cell phone 740-1061. Thank you. – Marie, Lewiston.



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