December 16, 2012

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LePage said that each year, between 50 percent and 60 percent of homicides in Maine are domestic violence-related. He encouraged family members to discuss domestic violence.

In the Democratic response, Rep. Mark Dion of Portland talked about energy costs. Dion said the cost of heating homes and businesses must be addressed, and energy efficiency programs are one solution.

SEATTLE

Two salmon products recalled over possible Listeria taint

Ocean Beauty Seafoods has announced a precautionary recall of two cold-smoked salmon products because of possible Listeria contamination. The products were distributed in 12 states.

The products are the 3-ounce Nathan's Brand Cold Smoked Atlantic Salmon and the 4-ounce Lascco Cold Smoked Nova Atlantic Salmon. The products were distributed to retailers and distribution centers in Washington, Oregon, California, Arizona, Texas, Colorado, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Jersey and New York.

The Lascco salmon has a universal product code, or UPC, of 0 72840 01751 7. The Nathan's salmon has a UPC of 0 73030 80368 2. The products are vacuum-packed in a plastic pouch on a foil board. The pack code 285 is printed on the back panel.

No illnesses have been reported. Listeria can lead to severe illness for women who are pregnant or people who have a weakened immune system.

NASHUA, N.H.

Rare autograph collection expected to fetch $1 million

A collection of rare Revolutionary War-era autographs is going on the auction block in New Hampshire.

The complete set of signatures of all 56 men who signed the Declaration of Independence is expected to fetch more than $1 million at an auction at the Crowne Plaza hotel in Nashua on Saturday afternoon.

Amherst-based auction house RR Auction said only 40 complete collections of Declaration signers are known to exist. Most of the signatures in the collection for sale, it said, are part of historically significant letters written by the Founding Fathers.

-- From news service reports

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