What You Need to Know About Facebook Graph Search

What You Need to Know About Facebook Graph Search

This week Facebook announced their new search tool, Graph Search, with a lot of pomp and circumstance. The social media giant is launching a new way to search for things that you want to know more about and tying it to our connections.

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UMaine women's hoops snaps 15-game losing streak

ORONO - The University of Maine women's basketball team (2-18, 1-6 America East) held visiting Stony Brook (11-9, 3-4 AE) to 15 first half points en route to picking up its first conference win of the season as Maine downed the Seawolves 67-51 on Saturday afternoon.

The Black Bears had four scorers total double-figures as Liz Wood (Catlett, Va.) tallied 12 points and nine rebounds to go along with five assists and four steals while Danielle Walczak (Lee, N.H.) added a double-double on 12 points and 10 boards.

Ashleigh Roberts (Wilmington, Del.) poured in 14 points including going 8-for-8 from the free throw line to seal the win. Corinne Wellington (Rochester, N.Y.) added 12 points and nine rebounds while the Black Bears shot 42.6% from the field and pulled down 45 rebounds to the Seawolves' 31.

HS Cheerleading: Regional Finals

NEWS CENTER - Here's the highlights and results from the regional championshipsin Bangor and Augusta

Maine hockey sweeps #3 B.C.

BOSTON -  The University of Maine men's ice hockey team completed an impressive weekend sweep of #3 Boston College on Saturday night with a 3-1 win over the Eagles. Jon Swavely (Reading, Pa.) scored a pair of goals in the win for the Black Bears, while Martin Ouellette (St-Hippolyte, Quebec) made 24 saves.
 
The Black Bears took a 1-0 lead at 18:43 of the first period. A Boston College defender rimmed the puck behind the Maine goal  and Will Merchant (Eagan, Minn.) was able to gain control. He skated the puck up the length of the ice before passing to Swavely near the faceoff circle. Swavely fired a shot past Boston College goalie Brian Billett. For Swavely, it was his first goal of the season.
 
The teams skated through a scoreless second period. Maine outshot the Eagles 10-7 in the frame.
 

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Cheerleading more than a sport for Big 10 Cheer athletes

BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Every week, hundreds of girls from all over Eastern Maine spend hours training at Big 10 Cheer in downtown Bangor.

Many of the cheerleaders, like Mackenzie West from Bangor, say cheering has evolved since the days of standing on the sidelines and waving pom-poms.

"The whole - it's not your grandma's sport anymore. It's girls being thrown up in the air, holding hands with other girls. Completely risky things. It's done a complete 180 spin since back in the day," she says.

Fellow Big 10 Cheer enthusiast Kelsey Maguire agrees. She trains at Big 10 Cheer, in addition to her cheering duties as a sophomore on the Bucksport High School squad.

In fact, both girls say cheering can definitely cause some injuries.

"I've pulled a lot of muscles in my upper leg, I've twisted my ankle, I've had knee problems, elbow, wrists, everything," says Maguire.

Maine troops head home after year in Kuwait

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Following a year-long deployment to Kuwait, Maine Army National Guard troops are being welcomed back to their home state.

Members of the 126th Aviation are expected to arrive Friday afternoon and will be welcomed by friends and family at a public ceremony. The soldiers are expected to arrive by bus at the Army Aviation Support Facility in Bangor.

During their deployment, the troops flew more than 1,200 sorties and completed 43 medical evacuation missions. Unit members have been recommended for five Meritorious Service Medals, nearly 60 Air Medals, 10 Army Commendation Medals and five Army Achievement Medals.

 

 

Bangor barbershop looks to help by cutting hair

BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) --- Workers at a barbershop in Bangor will be cutting hair on Sunday all to help out the less fortunate.

'Cornerstone Barber Shop' will be offering free cuts this Sunday. Five barbers plan to cut hair and offer shaves for no charge at all. Instead they are asking all guests to make a donation of any amount to 'Manna Ministries' in Bangor. There it will go to help the homeless and less fortunate.

The barbers say they will have jars at the shop for patrons to drop off whatever they can give. They say with winter in full swing they wanted to do whatever they could to give back to the community.

"We have clientele here that have been doing fine all the years that I've known them and they're really struggling now," said Terry Hall, who is one of the managers of the shop, "and it's just our way of trying to be thankful for what the area has given our business as well as to give back in some way."