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Thursday, November 17, 2005
Thought You'd Wanna Know Maine wants Michael Chitwood to run for governor. The legendary Philly detective (left) was top cop in Portland, Me., before recently becoming chief in Upper Darby. "I mean, it's flattering," he said, not saying no. More. ... Biography shows James Michener's life would make a great movie, writes critic Carlin Romano. A Writer's Journey by Stephen J. May is a "a smoothly written portrait that reopens the issue of Michener's literary importance while deepening our understanding" of perhaps "most famous and successful popular novelist ... ever associated with the Philadelphia area." More. ... Food critic cooks?! Craig Laban tells how he'll cook his Thanksgiving turkey: on a Weber Grill. See story and recipes, including favorites of other staffers. More. ... Worried about dangers black bears pose to humans, New Jersey will allow bear hunting Dec. 5-10. More. ... Can you write a novel in two weeks? If not, wait'll till the next NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month). "It's a license to hack," said one wordsmith. More. ... Jeremy Sullivan pedalled more than 7,000 miles to publicize Camden's plight. The $30,000 he raised will plant trees, reclaim a vacant lot. A blog chronicled his travels. More.