Wish a happy birthday to: Actor Dickie Moore (“Our Gang”) is 89. Actor Freddie Jones is 87. Actor Ian Holm is 83. U.S. Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., is 75. Actress Linda Gray is 74. Singer Maria Muldaur is 72. Actor Joe Pantoliano is 63. Singer-musician Gerry Beckley (America) is 62. Original MTV VJ Nina Blackwood is 62. Rock musician Neil Peart (Rush) is 62. Actor Peter Scolari is 59. Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback is 58. Actress Rachel Ward is 57. Actress Amy Yasbeck is 52. Rock musician Norwood Fisher (Fishbone) is 49. Actor Darren E. Burrows is 48. Rock singer-musician Ben Folds (Ben Folds Five) is 48. Actor-comedian Louis C.K. is 47. Rock musician Larry LaLonde (Primus) is 46. Golfer Angel Cabrera is 45. Actor-singer Will Chase (TV: “Nashville”) is 44. Actor Josh Hopkins is 44. Country singer Jennifer Nettles is 40. Rapper 2 Chainz is 37. Actor Ben McKenzie is 36. Singer Ruben Studdard is 36. Basketball player Yao Ming is 34. Singer-actress Jennifer Hudson is 33. Actress Emmy Rossum is 28. Actor Colin Ford is 18.
Parts of southern Maine will see 2 feet of snow as wind gusts up to 50 mph and frigid temperatures make for a dangerous winter storm.
Maine's utility companies are preparing to deploy their forces in case the powerful snowstorm knocks out power to homes and businesses.
A faculty member at the Harvard Business School will become the new president of Maine's Bowdoin College.
The chancellor of the University of Maine system is launching a campaign to streamline its seven-campus system by consolidating administrative functions.