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Maine Community College System

News Release
Authors to Join Governor Baldacci to Announce Writing Initiative

CONTACT: Alice Kirkpatrick
Tel: (207) 767-0116, ext. 3
Lee Umphrey
Tel: (207) 287-2531

AUGUSTA, Maine — Three of Maine's most celebrated writers, Stephen King, Tabitha King and Richard Russo, will join Governor John Baldacci at a press conference next Monday to announce a writing contest for Maine's high school juniors. The contest is being led by Maine's Community College System, in partnership with the Maine Sunday Telegram,, U.S. Cellular, and Central Maine Power Company.

The initiative will be unveiled at a press conference in the Governor's Office in the State House at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, May 17, 2004.

Joining the Governor and authors will be: John Fitzsimmons, President of the Maine Community College System; Jeannine Guttman, Editor and Vice President of the The Portland Newspapers; Jay Ellison, Executive Vice President for Operations for U.S. Cellular; and Sara Burns, President of Central Maine Power Company.