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Reps & commissioners on collision course over county budget By Michael Kitch THE LACONIA DAILY SUN

LACONIA —The Belknap County Commission appears willing to reduce the projected 9 percent increase in the county property tax assessment by applying a portion of the undesignated fund balance against the amount to be raised in 2013. But, members of the

county convention seem bent not only on trimming the total appropriation recommended by the commission but also on challenging its authority to decide how the money is spent. ‘’It appears we’re going to be dipping into that (the fund balance)’’ County Administrator Debra Shackett told a subcommittee of the Belknap County

Delegation Friday morning in the first of four budget review sessions held yesterday. Likewise, the subject was discussed when the commission met earlier last week. In last year’s budget, the county used $3,750,000 of fund balance, which accrues from excess revenues and unexpended appropriations, to offset property taxes.

The commissioners have proposed using only $2.1 million this year, in order to improve the county’s credit rating, which is AA+ with “a negative outlook,” by strengthening the fund balance. The commission has insisted that the projected increase in taxes is the result of reducing the use of fund balance, not see COuNty page 10

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GILFORD — Selectboard Vice Chair Kevin Hayes said yesterday that the suggestion to separate the town clerk-tax collector position was brought up as a way to add some flexibility to town government in the future. He said part of the see GILFOrd page 7

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Lake Sunapee cruise ship is slowly sinking

SUNAPEE, N.H. (AP) — A dinner cruise ship docked at New Hampshire’s Sunapee Harbor has taken on water. The stern of the MV Kearsarge was in about 8 feet of water Friday. It is surrounded by a boom to contain any fuel leaks. WMUR-TV reports authorities said the ship started to go under at about 7:45 p.m. Thursday. They said someone heard the ropes snapping. “I thought I was imagining things,” said Al Peterson, one of the ship’s captains. He inspected the damage Friday. Tim Fenton, son of the ship’s owners, said he had done a check earlier Thursday and that everything looked fine. There’s been an MV Kearsarge that’s taken visitors around Lake Sunapee from May through October for over 30 years. This ship has been in service since 1980. It was not immediately known what caused the problem. The New Hampshire Marine Patrol is assessing the situation. Authorities said they may have to use cranes to remove the ship. No injuries were reported.

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Obama & Karzai agree it’s time to wind down Afghan war WASHINGTON (AP) — Uneasy allies, President Barack Obama and Afghan President Hamid Karzai demonstrated Friday they could agree on one big idea: After 11 years of war, the time is right for U.S. forces to let Afghans do their own fighting. U.S. and coalition forces will take a battlefield back seat by spring and, by implication, go home in larger numbers soon thereafter. “It will be a historic moment,” Obama declared. In a White House meeting billed as a

chance to take stock of a war that now ranks as America’s longest, Obama and Karzai agreed to accelerate their timetable for putting the Afghanistan army in the lead combat role nationwide. It will happen this spring instead of summer — a shift that looks small but looms larger in the debate over how quickly to bring U.S. troops home and whether some should stay after combat ends in 2014. The two leaders also agreed that the Afghan government would be given full control of detention centers and detain-

ees. They did not reach agreement on an equally sticky issue: whether any U.S. troops remaining after 2014 would be granted immunity from prosecution under Afghan law. Immunity is a U.S. demand that the Afghans have resisted, saying they want assurances on other things — like authority over detainees — first. At a joint news conference with Karzai in the White House East Room, Obama said he was not yet ready to decide the pace of U.S. troop withdrawals between now and see AFGHANISTAN page 9

NEW YORK (AP) — Flu is now widespread in all but three states as the nation grapples with an earlier-than-normal season. But there was one bit of good news Friday: The number of hard-hit areas declined. The flu season in the U.S. got under way a month early, in December, driven by a strain that tends to make people sicker. That led to worries that it might be a bad season, following one of the mildest flu sea-

sons in recent memory. The latest numbers, however, hint that the flu season may already have peaked in some spots, like in the South. Still, officials there and in other places are bracing for more sickness. In Ohio, administrators at Miami University are anxious that a bug that hit employees will spread to students when they return to the Oxford campus next week. “Everybody’s been sick. It’s miserable,”

said Ritter Hoy, a spokeswoman for the 17,000-student school. Despite the early start, health officials say it’s not too late to get a flu shot. The vaccine is considered a good — though not perfect — protection against getting really sick from the flu. Flu was widespread in 47 states last week, up from 41 the week before, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention see FLU page 8

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York City medical examiner’s office confirmed Friday that it is reviewing hundreds of rape cases for possible errors in DNA analysis. Officials said it appears so far that the testing in the vast majority of the cases

was valid. But in one instance, the review uncovered evidence that resulted in an indictment last year accusing a man of raping a minor more than a decade ago in Brooklyn. Local politicians responded to news of

the mishandled sex crimes evidence, first reported in The New York Times, by saying it suggests more victims may have been denied justice. The City Council announced it would hold an oversight hearing later see DNA page 7

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Michelle Malkin

Got your EBT card? Order up another round From New York to New Mexico and across the dependent plains, welfare recipients are getting sauced on the public dime. Drunk, besotted, bombed. But while politicians pay lip service to cutting government waste, fraud and abuse, they’re doing very little in practice to stop the EBT party excesses. Where’s the compassion for taxpayers? You see the signs everywhere: “We accept EBT.” Fast-food restaurants do. Clothing retailers do. Auto repair shops, liquor stores and even sushi joints are joining the club. “EBT” stands for the federal government’s electronic benefits transfer card, which is intended to provide poor people with food stamps and cash assistance for basic necessities. The two separate programs were combined into one ATM-like card designed to reduce the “stigma” attached to Nanny State dependency, and — voila! — an entirely new method of mooching was born. If the idea was to eliminate the embarrassment of life on the dole, the social justice crowd succeeded phenomenally. Last weekend, the New York Post blew the lid off scammers who brazenly swiped their EBT cards “inside Hank’s Saloon in Brooklyn; the Blue Door Video porn shop in the East Village; The Anchor, a sleek SoHo lounge; the Patriot Saloon in TriBeCa; and Drinks Galore, a liquor distributor in The Bronx.” Out: Cash for clunkers. In: Cash for drunkards! My home state of Colorado has seen similar abuse. Last year, local TV station 9NEWS reported that more than $40,000 was withdrawn from ATMs in metro-area liquor stores despite prohibitions against such spending. Colorado EBT users also splurged at Denver’s Elitch Gardens amusement part, Disneyland, Universal Studios in Los Angeles and on the Las Vegas strip. In New Mexico, Jim Scarantino of Watchdog.org reported that in just a three-month period, EBT cards were used at multiple liquor stores, girly bars, smoke shops and casinos both inside and outside the state. Californians are notorious EBT fraud artists; some $70 million in EBT funds were withdrawn from outside the state’s borders over the

past several years, including nearly $12 million taken out in Las Vegas. Watchdog.org kept tabs on government workers in Connecticut, Indiana, Iowa and Wisconsin nabbed in EBT fraud rings and schemes. Several state legislatures have barred EBT spending on these vices, along with tattoo parlors, lottery tickets and cigarettes. Last February, President Obama signed GOP-backed welfare reform measures into law aimed at closing the so-called “strip club loophole” and preventing welfare recipients from blowing their cash benefits on booze, porn and gambling. But that law doesn’t go into effect until next year. And many politicians are just shrugging their shoulders, muttering “Whaddya gonna do?” Here’s a radical idea: How about making taxpayer protection a priority for once and, yes, getting serious about strengthening the stigma on bottomless entitlement dependency and entitlement abuse? According to the Department of Agriculture, illegal food stamp use costs the public upward of $750 million a year. A report by the Government Accountability Institute last fall revealed that “few security measures are in place to monitor EBT card fraud. ... Nationwide, the USDA has approximately 100 investigators policing over 200,000 authorized EBT retailers.” In Florida, the report noted, 63 investigators carry the burden of policing more than three million EBT users. Excuse-makers for the welfaretakers emphasize that both eligibility fraud and EBT card trafficking fraud are minuscule. But a bottle here, a case there, a pole dance here, a lap dance there, and soon it all starts to add up. With food stamp rolls exploding under both Republican and Democratic administrations while enforcement resources shrink nationwide, EBT has taken on a whole new meaning: Exploitation of Broke Taxpayers. Shame. (Syndicated columnist Michelle Malkin is the daughter of Filipino Immigrants. She was born in Philadelphia, raised in southern New Jersey and now lives with her husband and daughter in Colorado. Her weekly column is carried by more than 100 newspapers.)

Wind energy tax credit will allow many to build & buy windmills To the editor, Recently, I wrote a letter to the editor asking the readers of this paper to get in contact with Senators Ayotte and Shaheen to ask them to support the renewal of the wind energy tax credits that was up for renewal at the end of 2012. Thanks to the efforts of many of this paper’s readers and others around the state of New Hampshire, Congress renewed the wind energy tax credit and President Obama signed the bill with both Sen-

ators Ayotte and Shaheen voting in favor of its renewal. I wanted to thank them for their vote. Although, the placement of windmills and turbines can be debated, wind energy is an extremely important form of clean energy to the state of New Hampshire and the rest of our nation. Wind power lessens the need and our reliance on fossil fuel dominated energy production. It is because of this wind energy tax credit that will see next page

LETTERS Elites protect themselves with guns but not American citizens To the editor, What do American presidents and vice-presidents, their wives and children, foreign heads of state, many governors, big city mayors, large company CEOs, prominent directors, actors, singers, and other entertainers, and the children of many wealthy people in Washington, DC, and other wealthy “elites” have in common? They carry guns or have armed guards to keep them from becoming victims of criminals, even when they are in countries, states and cities with some of the most restrictive gun laws in the world. Almost all these elites who are also Democrats have something else in common; they don’t want you to have a gun with which to defend yourself, your family, or other law abiding Americans. How many of these protected elites are actually murdered annually in the U.S.? Usually none, or nearly none. And, actual attempts to kill them are rare. It is almost exclusively the rest of us, not the elites, who are the victims of violent crime. We are the ones who need guns to protect ourselves and our families. I don’t want harm to come to the elite (or anyone else), and I don’t begrudge their armed protection. But, the lives of my family members are just as important to me, as are the lives of your family members to you, as are the lives of any of the elites or their family members. We have just as much right to protect ourselves and our families as do the elites. The political elites write our laws and are supposed to enforce laws to protect American citizens. They are not fulfilling these responsibilities. Did you know that the number of gun prosecutions by President Obama is down 45 percent? Did you know that illegal aliens, people who shouldn’t even be here, commit a disproportionate amount of violent crime? Did you know that the elites in charge of America’s major cities (almost exclusively Democrats) preside over cities with much higher rates of gun violence than the national average, often despite their very restrictive gun laws? Why don’t the elites enforce current gun laws and put violent criminals in prison permanently? Why does revolving door “justice” prematurely return violent criminals to the streets? Why aren’t violent juvenile criminals treated severely? Why don’t the police

round up the gangs known for much of our violence and confiscate their illegal guns? Not only are the violent criminals not stopped by the elites, criminals are encouraged by restrictive gun laws that prevent law abiding citizens from being able to defend themselves. If someone from outer space landed here, he or she or it would think that those in charge want lots of people killed by criminals. Perhaps they would think Americans are playing some sort of a game where armed criminals have the right to hunt disarmed people (hasn’t Hollywood made movies like this, e.g., The Most Dangerous Game?). But, after hearing politicians talk about taking guns from law-abiding people while doing little to stop armed criminals, the spacemen might conclude that innocent people are intentionally being sacrificed, to create a crisis which politicians can use to justify political objectives. The fact is that the elites are not protecting American citizens. Is it because they can’t or they won’t? If they can’t protect us, and it appears they can’t prevent criminals from getting guns, then they have no right to take away the ability of law abiding citizens to defend themselves and their families. History shows taking away guns just makes more victims. If the elites won’t protect us, for whatever reason, and they still want to take away our ability to protect ourselves, then the spacemen’s suspicions are probably correct, the politicians are allowing gun violence and sacrificing people, like the children in Newtown, to promote the political elite’s goal of controlling the American people. Leaders lead by example, so here is how I see it. Our elites, i.e., the president, vice-president, senators and congressmen, governors, mayors, CEOs, actors, entertainers, and other rich people, should give up armed protection for themselves, their spouses and their children before the rest of us are asked to give up our Constitutional rights. Until the elites give up their armed protection, politicians and the power of government should focus on taking away the freedoms of people who commit crimes, not the people who don’t. Don Ewing Meredith


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LETTERS Mandatory gun education will work; mandatory gun control won’t To the editor, I am a 10 year Army vet. I have owned many different weapons, from handguns, shotguns, AR/AK variants, and hunting rifles. I have been properly trained on all. And no, I have never used the AR/AK type rifles for hunting. When it comes to the protection of our children, I believe nothing is more important. But when it comes to weapons, I too am concerned. It boils and teaching them about the weapon. About being responsible, and accountable, something that this individual thinks is rare now-a-days. As a parent myself, I plan on teaching my child about respecting the weapon. She should learn the privilege of owning a weapon entails much responsibility. This can be done by setting an example. The biggest issue I can see as far as firearms go is education and proper use of them. I believe that the saying “Guns don’t kill people, people kill people” is in fact true. However, I also am inclined to believe that Mr. Cracraft is also correct when he states that guns do in fact make it easier to do so. I also will agree with him on his stance about teachers being able to carry in the classrooms. As pro 2nd Amendment as I am, guns do not belong in the classroom. On the other side of this is the argument that the 2nd Amendment was put in place to protect us from a tyrannical government, and that he should be able to carry the same types of weapons they do. I mean does one need an AR-15 or do they want an AR-15? Yes, we should be able to carry the same weapons systems as both military and police use. I truly believe that is why it was put number two on the list. Throughout history we have seen what happens when a government disarms the people. Will it come

to that in this country, I pray that it doesn’t. Should there be a waiting period? No. What I do believe is some form of firearm training, for those who have no experience with them. Should you need a reason to buy either a AR/ AK type variant rifle, no. I do believe that one may have a reason to carry concealed weapon. Example: carrying loads of cash on theirs person, a crazed ex, etc, etc. In regards to an “Assault Weapons” ban, I truly believe it will do is create more issues that it will solve. If strict regulation and laws banning these so-called high cap magazines will do the trick, all one has to do is answer me then why does California, Illinois, DC have so much crime? They have the strictest laws in regards to guns on the books. Senator Diane Feinstein (D) would tell you she will lead the way on the issue of gun control. Yet, she has a personal protection detail, with the same weapons she speaks so passionately against. Isn’t this “do as I say, and not as I do?” Whatever happened to leading by example? Gun control doesn’t seem to do the trick. Voluntary, it boils down to mandatory education instead of mandatory gun control. I think that both side of this issue need to sit down and talk, without losing one’s cool. It can not be accomplished by rushing to conclusions (Alex Jones, Piers Morgan) Yes, owning a gun is a right, but it is also a privilege. As a gun owner I will teach her to keep both the firearm and ammo under lock and key. I will teach that owning a gun bears a heavy responsibility and like most privileges, can be taken away if not done properly. Roland Young Gilford

Our family is not poster child for recycling; if we can, anyone can To the editor, In recent years, Laconia’s tax cap has reduced the sticker shock of yearly tax bills. It has been respected by her city councilors who have worked hard to keep the city’s budget within the cap’s constraints. Now, faced with mandated, external expenses that could eat up as much as 88 percent of this year’s allowable increase, councilors Henry Lipman and Bob Hamel are once again trying to come up with a way to keep from breaking the cap, and they think they’ve found one: recycling. According to the information in last Saturday’s Laconia Daily Sun (Jan. 5), an increase in recycling from our current level of 11 percnet of our trash to a level of 30 percent could save the city nearly half a million dollars. If we from preceding page allow many around our state and our nation to build and buy wind mills. These votes in favor of the wind energy tax credits will help America and New Hampshire to lessen our reliance on fossil fuels and lead us down a cleaner energy path. Kyle McAdam, Intern Environment New Hampshire Gilmanton

recycled as much as possible, the savings could approach $1 million. My husband and I are relative newcomers to recycling. Earlier methods seemed labor-intensive and time-consuming, but the single-stream form the city has now adopted makes recycling almost as easy as throwing trash away. And the city even provides recycling containers which residents can pick up at the Public Works Department on Bisson Avenue. A significant uptick in voluntary recycling by us residents of Laconia could result in a major savings for the city — for us — and could avoid more punitive measures which would require us to buy special bags in order throw away our trash. Our city councilors have for years now worked hard to keep Laconia’s budget within the tax cap’s limits. Now they are telling us that if we will only recycle more, we can avoid a pay-as-you-throw system and still stay under the cap. I say, let’s try it. My husband and I are certainly not poster children for recycling. We don’t deserve the kudos those recyclers do who for years bundled newspapers and separated glass from plastic. But the good news is, if we can recycle, anyone can. Jenny Watson Laconia

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Jeff Fay gets historic McDuff marine engine found at bottom of big lake running again By RogeR Amsden FOR THE LACONIA DAILY SUN

GILFORD — A historic marine engine, built on Gold Street in Lakeport more than 90 years ago and which had been sitting on the bottom of Lake Winnipesaukee ever since 1938, sputtered to back to life Wednesday morning in Jeff Fay’s workshop at Fay’s Boatyard. The engine wasn’t exactly roaring, and the sound it produced was more akin to sporadic coughing. But Fay, who has an extensive collection of New Hampshire made marine engines, was as pleased as could be. “I knew it would run. The piston rings weren’t even stuck after we took it out of the lake. I could turn it over by hand,’’ said Fay, as he waited for the smoke to clear from his workshop after the engine had been running for about 10 minutes. He says that the 4-cylinder, 20 horsepower engine, which weighs 500 pounds, was built at the McDuff Machine Company around 1920. He and his son, Steven, discovered it while scuba diving off from Bear Island in late June last year looking for wrecks from the 1938 hurricane. ‘We’d been out in some deeper water where my dad, Merrill Fay, thought there might be some old boats down there. But we didn’t find anything, so we headed back towards the island. The water was about 15 feet deep where we found it and it was covered in rust. But I knew that it was a McDuff,’’ says Fay, who later returned and was able to find the brass name plate on the engine. The engine was brought to the surface using come-a-long winches in mid-July and brought to his workshop, where he filled the cylinders with oil and was able to manually turn the engine over. ‘’I’ve spent a lot of money at the machine shop since then,’’ says Fay, wo had to have the crankshaft reworked and a new distributor, which actually serves as a timer, built. Now that it’s running Fay wants to paint the engine in order to keep the

metal from further deteriorating, and says it will be added to his collection of nine other McDuff engines that are kept in the showroom of Fay’s Boat Yard sales office on Rte. 11, along with dozens of other early marine engines. Growing up around boats and marine engines, Fay, who is the third generation of his family to run Fay’s Boat Yard, has always been fascinated by the McDuff engines and started collecting them around 20 years ago. “When McDuff was building the engines my grandfather, Wilbur Fay, worked as an apprentice for him. He used to come down from North Street, where he lived, and hang around there, pick up his tools and learn about the engines,’’ said Fay, who has written a short history of McDuff and his manufacturing company for the Old Marine Engine website. Fay said that McDuff was 32 years old when her purchased the block of land at 83 Gold Street from Edwin L. Cram on August 3, 1902 and founded the McDuff Machine Company, and started producing his unique engines. His shop was located next door to Johnson Boat Builders, which turned out graceful Johnson Lakers, 22 to 28 feet long and only four or five feet wide, which were powered with McDuff Motors. Fay says that many of the surviving Lakers still have the brass intake screens attached to the hulls, although most have been repowered over the years. McDuff’s water-cooled two-cycle engines ranged in size from single cylinder five horsepower models, like one known as the “Bumble Bee” because of its black color and brass fittings, up to four-cylinder 70 horsepower, capable of powering large launches and speed boats. They were used in a variety of ways other than powering boats, including as stationary motors on farms, in sawmills and in ice houses to power winches and other machinery. He says that McDuff was a mechanical genius and inventor whose legacy should be better known than it is, see next page


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GILFORD from page one initial thinking was that in the future, if the town clerk, who must be elected by state law, doesn’t want the duties of the tax collector at some point, then the town would have the flexibility to address it. He said Selectman John O’Brien requested the town administrator look into the possible warrant article that surfaced for the first time this week. The board tabled its discussion of the matter on Wednesday because it had just been presented and they didn’t have enough information to discuss it. He said it will be on the agenda for the selectmen’s meeting on January 23. Hayes said should the selectmen decide to put the article on the warrant and should it pass, it wouldn’t cost the town any additional money because he believes the board’s intent is to have the elected town clerk also be the tax collector and earn the same salary and benefit package as was approved by the voters. Town Administrator Scott Dunn said yesterday that current Town Clerk-Tax Collector Denise Gonyer’s term expires in 2014 and that if the town were to consider splitting the two positions, the decision should be made this year and must be the decision of the electorate. According to the N.H. Association of Town Clerks President Diane Trippett, about 50 percent of the state’s communities have the position as one and about 50 percent have two separate positions. Trippett said the responsibilities are very different: the town clerk is the official record keeper of the community who also registers automobiles and boats, licenses dogs and generally takes care of the record keeping mandated by the ordinances of the community and the selectmen. The town clerk also monitors elections. Being elected, the town clerk operates independently from the board of selectmen and is an elected official in his or her own right.

The tax collector, said Trippett, bills and collects whatever levies are approved by the selectmen like property taxes and sewer and water bills. The tax collector reconciles the financial records with the town treasurer and follows the state regulations requiring payments to the state of New Hampshire. Trippett, who serves as the town clerk-tax collector for Merrimack, said there is no one place in state law that defines the responsibilities of each position, but each office’s duties are delineated in a variety different state statutes. She said the local government offices are typically in the same place and most town clerk-tax collectors have deputies and office staff to help with the work load, depending on the size of the community. Historically, she said towns have moved to combine the two positions to save money because one person does two jobs and hires deputies and assistants as needed. Meredith is one of the Belknap County towns who has traditionally had a separate town clerk and an appointed tax collector. “Technically, the town manager is the tax collector but has an appointed full-time deputy tax collector,” said Kerri Parker, Meredith’s Town Clerk. Parker said everyone in the office is cross-trained so the next available person in the office can help the next person in line. The town of Alton also has a separate town clerk and an appointed tax collector. In Sanbornton, the town clerk-tax collector positions have been one since the 1950s, said Jane Goss, while in Belmont the posts has been one position since “forever”, said Deputy Kari Smith. In 2007, Tilton voters elected to combine the position of town clerk and tax collector after the retirement of long-time elected Tax Collector Sue Fecteau.

DNA from page 2 this month. “We cannot allow these women to wonder if their attacker remains free or to go one more day without knowing justice was served in their case,” City Council Speaker Christine Quinn said in a statement. The review began after the medical examiner’s office discovered errors by an unidentified laboratory technician, who was hired in 2001 and resigned in 2011, office spokeswoman Ellen Borakove said. During a training session before her resignation, supervisors learned that her “work wasn’t up to the standards we expect,” Borakove said. The medical examiner’s office determined that the technician had handled evidence in more than 800 sexual assault cases during her nineyear tenure. The review, which is more than half-way completed, so far has found that she failed to detect exist-

ing biological evidence in at least two dozen instances. While the review recreates the possibility of new charges being brought in old cases, the offices of Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes and Manhattan DA Cyrus Vance Jr. said Friday that there was no indication the faulty work resulted in convictions of innocent people. No cases “were affected by the errors of this employee,” said Vance spokeswoman Erin Duggan. Duggan said that “as a measure of transparency,” prosecutors alerted defense attorneys involved in cases where the employee had contact with forensic kits. “The retesting of these false negatives did produce a few new samples of DNA. However, to date no offenders have been identified,” Duggan said. In seven of the cases under scrutiny, new DNA profiles were developed. One new profile matched a convicted offender’s sample, leading to the indictment in the pending Brooklyn rape case. In two other instances, the new DNA evidence was linked to people already convicted or under suspicion. The medical examiner’s office employs 48 technicians who do preliminary processing of evidence to determine if a suspect left behind saliva, semen or blood.

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FOOTBALL from page one started talking, in the summer of 2011, about possibilities to bring the sport of football to Belmont High School. Boys from Belmont are able to play in the Gilford Youth Football league, but are without a team when they reach high school. Shirley, who grew up in Lynn, Mass. and played football in college, credits the sport and his coaches for helping shape his character. Now, as a father and state trooper, he sees football as a positive outlet for boys, a way for them to expend the energy and aggression that marks teenage years. “That needs to be channeled in productive ways.” In the Shaker School District, Shirley and other parents found there was interest among middle school and high school boys for a football program. However, at the adult level, the parents found little appetite for the creation of a new football program, especially because of budgetary concerns. As a budget-friendly alternative, the effort turned into a search for a school to partner with, similar to the cooperative ice hockey team the high school shares with Gilford. And, like the hockey team, the football parents found that Gilford’s football program, which was running low on players, would be willing to consider an infusion of talent from across the town line. But, as Shirley and other parents found out during talks with Gilford School District representatives, any deal would pivot on the question of funding — specifically, Gilford wants

assurance that its suitor would pay its share of the tab. So, Shirley began the paperwork to form Friends of Belmont Football, a non-profit organization that received its charter from the state in October of last year. Also in October, Shirley held a meeting that included the high school principal, athletic director, superintendent and some board members from Gilford, who were joined by representatives from Shaker. At the meeting, Shirley presented his organization’s plan to raise, through private donations, Shaker’s share of a joint football program. Gilford representatives told him they’d consider a memorandum of understanding if the Shaker District drafted one. Shaker representatives want to see how the fundraising plan will work before they draft a memorandum. “They’re waiting for me to raise the funding,” Shirely said. “If I can prove that I can do that, they’re wiling to move forward. If I can raise $15,000 a year, through private funding, I think that will be enough. I need to prove to the district members in this town that I can raise the amount, year after year.” Shirley hopes to show there’s enough financial support in Belmont to fund the program without having to ask for tax dollars. With the meeting on January 30, he’s hoping to show there will be players to add to the roster as well. “If enough kids and their parents show up, I can prove the interest is there,” he said.

FLU from page 2 said on Friday. The only states without widespread flu were California, Mississippi and Hawaii. The number of hard-hit states fell to 24 from 29, where larger numbers of people were treated for flu-like illness. Now off that list: Florida, Arkansas and South Carolina in the South, the first region hit this flu season. Recent flu reports included holiday weeks when some doctor’s offices were closed, so it will probably take a couple more weeks to get a better picture, CDC officials said Friday. Experts say so far say the season looks moderate. “Only time will tell how moderate or severe this flu season will be,” CDC Director Dr. Thomas Frieden said Friday in a teleconference with reporters. The government doesn’t keep a running tally of adult deaths from the flu, but estimates that it kills about 24,000 people in an average year. Nationally, 20 children have died from the flu this season. Flu vaccinations are recommended for everyone 6 months or older. Since the swine flu epidemic in 2009, vaccination rates have increased in the U.S., but more than half of Americans haven’t gotten this year’s vaccine. Nearly 130 million doses of flu vaccine were distributed this year, and at least 112 million have been used. Vaccine is still available, but supplies may have run low in some locations, officials said. To find a shot, “you may have to call a couple places,” said Dr. Patricia Quinlisk, who tracks the flu in Iowa. In midtown Manhattan, Hyrmete Sciuto got a flu shot Friday at a drugstore. She skipped it in recent years, but news reports about the flu this week worried her. During her commute from Edgewater, N.J., by ferry and bus, “I have

people coughing in my face,” she said. “I didn’t want to risk it this year.” The vaccine is no guarantee, though, that you won’t get sick. On Friday, CDC officials said a recent study of more than 1,100 people has concluded the current flu vaccine is 62 percent effective. That means the average vaccinated person is 62 percent less likely to get a case of flu that sends them to the doctor, compared to people who don’t get the vaccine. That’s in line with other years. The vaccine is reformulated annually, and this year’s is a good match to the viruses going around. The flu’s early arrival coincided with spikes in flu-like illnesses caused by other bugs, including a new norovirus that causes vomiting and diarrhea, or what is commonly known as “stomach flu.” Those illnesses likely are part of the heavy traffic in hospital and clinic waiting rooms, CDC officials said. Europeans also are suffering an early flu season, though a milder strain predominates there. China, Japan, the West Bank, the Gaza Strip, Algeria and the Republic of Congo have also reported increasing flu. Flu usually peaks in midwinter. Symptoms can include fever, cough, runny nose, head and body aches and fatigue. Some people also suffer vomiting and diarrhea, and some develop pneumonia or other severe complications. Most people with flu have a mild illness. But people with severe symptoms should see a doctor. They may be given antiviral drugs or other medications to ease symptoms. Some shortages have been reported for children’s liquid Tamiflu, a prescription medicine used to treat flu. But health officials say adult Tamiflu pills are available, and pharmacists can convert those to doses for children.


Teen alleged to have robbed Tilton convenience store at gunpoint ordered held on $25,000 cash bail

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BY GAIL OBER The clerk complied and Woods allegedly THE LACONIA DAILY SUN left with an undisclosed sum of money. Police said he fled on foot, running LACONIA — A Franklin teen who was behind the store toward Academy Road arrested by Tilton Police for a December and Prospect Street. 27 armed robbery at a local convenience Woods was arrested in Northfield after store was ordered held on $25,000 cash a two week investigation, however Judge only bail after appearing by video in the Jim Carroll granted Tilton Prosecu4th Circuit Court, Laconia Division yestor Chris Paquette’s request to seal the terday morning. affidavits because he said releasing the Scott Woods, 17, of 118 Franklin St. in affidavit could jeopardize the safety of Franklin is charged with one felony count Scott Woods confidential informants used in the invesof armed robbery, one count of theft, and (Tilton Police photo) tigation. one felony count of criminal threatening with a gun. Chief Robert Cormier said additional arrests are According to Tilton Police, Woods entered the Stafexpected. ford Food and Beverage Store at 311 West Main St. According to Northfield Police, Woods was arrested at 6:55 p.m. and pointed a semi-automatic handgun by them on December 28 and charged with prowling. He was free on personal recognizance bail until at the lone female clerk and demanded all of the cash. his arrest Thursday by Tilton Police at 5 p.m.

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AFGHANISTAN from page 2 December 2014. That is the target date set by NATO and the Afghan government for the international combat mission to end. There are now 66,000 U.S. troops there. Obama’s message was clear: The Afghans must now show they are capable of standing on their own. “By the end of next year, 2014, the transition will be complete — Afghans will have full responsibility for their security, and this war will come to a responsible end,” he said, noting that more than 2,000 Americans have died since the war began in October 2001. The Afghan army and police now have 352,000 in training or on duty, although that number is viewed by many as unsustainable because the government is almost entirely reliant on international aid to pay the bills. Some private security analysts — and some in the Pentagon — worry that pulling out to quickly will leave Afghanistan vulnerable to collapse. In a worstcase scenario, that could allow the Taliban to regain power and revert to the role they played in the years before the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks as protectors of alQaida terrorists bent on striking the U.S.

Walmart in Tilton. The date was incorrectly reported in a story that ran on Page 1 of the January 9 Daily Sun. Many Americans, however, are weary of the war and skeptical of any claim that Afghanistan is worth more U.S. blood. In a reflection of the diminishing support in Congress for a robust U.S. role in Afghanistan, Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., a member of the Armed Services Committee, sent a letter to Obama on Friday urging him to significantly reduce the number of American troops in the region and bring American forces home as quickly as possible. “Our troops have accomplished their mission: Osama bin Laden is dead, extremist networks in Afghanistan have been disrupted so that they are no longer a credible international threat and the Afghan security forces have received training and equipment for nearly a decade,” Manchin wrote. “It is now time to let Afghanistan determine its own future.” Obama and Karzai also have to decide whether a residual U.S. force will remain after 2014 to prevent al-Qaida from re-establishing a substantial presence in Afghanistan and to continue training and advising Afghan forces.

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COUNTY from page one increased spending, explaining that if another $1-million of fund balance were applied the tax increase would be just two-percent. Meanwhile, the tension between the convention and the commission aroused before Christmas when news leaked that some Republicans, meeting in the privacy of a caucus, talked of cutting $1.5-million from the budget and paring 20-percent from the payroll, increased during daylong meetings between sub-committees of the convention and department heads yesterday. While considering the budget of the Register of Deeds the sub-committee chaired by Representative Frank Tilton (R-Laconia) learned that some $5,000 in legal fees incurred in the course of litigation between the register and the commission remained unpaid, but were not included in the budget. County Administrator Debra Shackett explained that the dispute, which arose over compliance with recommendations of the independent auditors, was settled, but the legal costs were not addressed by the settlement. She said that the commissioners concluded that paying would not be an appropriate use of county funds.

When Representative Richard Burchell (R-Gilmanton) proposed adding a line item to the Register’s budget, Shackett replied that the authority of the convention to raise or lower appropriations is limited and does not extend to specific line items. “I dispute that,” Burchell said flatly. The commission relies on the state statute (RSA 24:15) which stipulates that “unless otherwise ordered by the county convention . . . whenever it appears that the amount appropriated for a specific purpose will not be used in whole or in part for such purpose, the county commissioners my use such sum to augment other appropriations, if necessary, provided the total payments of all purposes do not exceed the total sum of appropriations.” The commissioners contend that their authority to transfer monies from one line item to another, which is essential to managing the budget, effectively trumps the authority of the convention to add, delete, raise or lower particular line items in the budget. Rep. Colette Worsman (R-Meredith), who chairs the county convention, shares Burchell’s opinion. “Absolutely we have line item authority,” she said yesterday. Worsman conceded that the conven-

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Study finds expanding Medicaid in N.H. will drop number of uninsured by 20k CONCORD (AP) — The number of uninsured residents in New Hampshire would drop to about 71,000 by 2020 if the state expands its Medicaid program under the federal health overhaul law, compared to about 93,200 if it decides against expansion, a report released Friday says. The state Department of Health and Human Services hired a health policy research firm to study the pros and cons of expanding the program after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in June that expanding Medicaid was optional under the Affordable Care Act. The first phase of the Lewin Group’s report was released in November and focused on the overall cost to the state from 2014 to 2020. It estimated expansion could cost the state $85 million, but said the state would get $2.5 billion in federal funding. Without expanding, the report said, the state could save up to $114 million over the seven years. The second phase, released Friday, examined the impact on the uninsured population, the economy, health care providers, insurers and specific state agencies. With its release, Gov. Maggie Hassan said that while she looks forward to working with lawmakers and others in shaping the new system, the report makes clear that expanding Medicaid will help the state by injecting federal money, creating jobs and reducing the amount of uncompensated care at hospitals.

from preceding page said, “but not a complete budget.” Likewise, she rejected the suggestion that she intended to reduce the budget by $1.5-million. “We can’t do a $1.5-million cut. I have no final numbers.” She said that she did not know if there would be another Republican caucus. Responding to what Fields said, she remarked “I could not guess what he meant.”

“This is an important opportunity to help families and strengthen our economy,” said Hassan, who took office this month and supported expanding Medicaid during her campaign. Under the federal law, people under age 65 will qualify for Medicaid if they earn up to 138 percent of the federal poverty guidelines, which is about $15,000 a year for a single adult. Expanding the program in New Hampshire would boost enrollment by about 58,000 people, the report estimates, and together with the law’s other provisions, would reduce the number of uninsured residents from roughly 170,000 to 71,000. Without expansion, the number of uninsured residents would drop by 76,800 to 93,200 over the seven-year period, according to the report. With Medicaid expansion, the average out-ofpocket health spending for uninsured residents would decline by about $370, compared to a drop of about $220 without expansion, the report estimates. That’s money that would then get pumped into the economy, Deputy Medicaid Director Lisabritt Solsky said in releasing the report. But those who remain uninsured if Medicaid isn’t expanded likely will be low-income people who have the greatest need for health care, she said. A “tremendous amount of movement” will occur whether Medicaid is expanded or not because of the federal law, Solsky said.

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The number of residential homes for sale in the Lakes Region of N.H. definitely took a big drop on New Year’s Day as hundreds of properties listed in the MLS expired without finding a buyer. Memorial services will be held in multiple locations around the Lakes Region. Please check the obituaries as most of the families of the deceased would be appreciative of donations toward their mortgage payments in lieu of flowers. While this is a extremely sad time for the bereaved, those still clinging to life support know that fewer homes on the market means a healthier market overall. They also know that this is likely to be a short lived respite as those departed may soon return to haunt the marketplace. They do...every year. Anyway, there were just 857 homes left on the market in the 12 communities covered in this report as of January 1, 2012. The average asking price stood at $508,683 with a median price point of $244,900. This inventory level represents an 11.3 month supply of homes on the market. I don’t think I can remember the last time I mentioned the number

“Eleven” unless there was a “Seven” before it. Last January 1, we had a 14.5 month supply with the average asking price coming in at $512,325 and a median price point of $249,900. Back in June we had an 18 month supply of property to sell. So inventory levels are trending down and we hope they stay that way. It sure would help... So, what’s it gonna take to sell your home in 2013? I think I already know the answer to that question, but I thought I’d investigate it a bit further as it is a new year and with the haze of the holidays I could have missed some grand revelation. I am always on the lookout for new and innovative marketing techniques, new technologies, or different avenues that will help sell the properties I have listed. I Googled “How to Sell Your Home in 2013” just for the fun of it but I didn’t find anything new and earth shattering. I mostly got a lot of info about the new 3.8-percent tax for ObamaCare (which is another story,) but there were articles like the “Ten Best Kept Secrets see next page

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Curious George Winter Festival in Waterville Valley WATERVILLE VALLEY — The Margret and H.A. Rey Center and Waterville Valley Ski Resort team up to present the Curious George Cottage Winter Family Festival on Saturday, January 19. Curious George and his friend, the Man With the Yellow Hat, are taking a skiing vacation this year and people are invited to take part in welcoming that mischievous little monkey. Activities of the day will include a banana pancake breakfast at T-Bars with the characters starting at 8 a.m. followed by a procession through the courtyard with George, The Man With the Yellow Hat and their new friend Bruce the Moose, Waterville Valley’s new mascot. Later people can meet George at the Sunnyside

from preceding page For Selling Your Home” and “Three Tips for Selling Your Home.” Alas, there is nothing new or secret about anything in these articles. You know, they had all the typical, often repeated tips like de-cluttering, de-personalizing, making sure your home is spotless, that you do necessary repairs, that a fresh coat of paint would be beneficial, that you keep the exterior of your home up to snuff as curb appeal is so important, that the home smells fresh and inviting, that you open up the curtains and let the sunshine in, and so on. The number one tip is always to price your home correctly and to make it the best value in the market place. There was one article by a Canadian writer outlining five tips to achieve the impossible. Given the fact that they aren’t having the same problems in the Canadian housing market that we are, I figured this article would have some pretty good info. Alas, it was all the same stuff, too. But I did see one new term used relative to cleaning and de-cluttering that really stuck out and got me thinking. The writer said to get “ruthless” about de-cluttering. That’s a darn pretty good term to use especially if it is used with a positive connotation. Think about that for a second. Some people have accused real estate agents as being ruthless, but having a seller become ruthless would be wonderful as long as it was channeled

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By Holiday Mathis SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). The places you turn to find humor may disappoint. You’ll have to come up with your own methods to induce laughter, but you can be quite resourceful in this, and those around you will be glad to know you. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Emotional muscle building is much harder and requires greater self-discipline than physical muscle building. You’ll manage your feelings well. Better to get mad on purpose than on accident. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). As for your heroes, it’s good that you’ve found people to admire and follow. But right now, you make as much sense as any of them, if not more. So follow yourself! AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Disagreement is solved through agreement. Find something you both believe, and start there. You’re skilled at making others feel comfortable enough to talk with you. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Though there are many competitive aspects to life, it helps to remember that life on the whole is not a competition. Those who go looking for ways in which they are better or worse are only borrowing trouble. TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Jan. 12). You’ll helm an important mission. It’s unofficial; most things worth doing are. You have a way of getting everyone in your group to feel the excitement you feel and work toward shared goal. Dates in February will open your eyes. Family dynamics iron out in March. You’ll seal a deal in April. Aquarius and Gemini people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 30, 1, 28, 15 and 6.

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––––––– ALMANAC ––––––– Today is Saturday, Jan. 12, the 12th day of 2013. There are 353 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 12, 1948, the U.S. Supreme Court, in Sipuel v. Board of Regents of University of Oklahoma, ruled that state law schools could not discriminate against applicants on the basis of race. On this date: In 1519, Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I died. In 1773, the first public museum in America was organized in Charleston, S.C. In 1828, the United States and Mexico signed a Treaty of Limits defining the boundary between the two countries to be the same as the one established by an 1819 treaty between the U.S. and Spain. In 1912, textile workers at the Everett Mill in Lawrence, Mass., (most of them immigrant women) walked off the job to protest wage cuts. In 1915, the House of Representatives rejected, 204-174, a constitutional amendment giving women the right to vote. In 1932, Hattie W. Caraway became the first woman elected to the U.S. Senate after initially being appointed to serve out the remainder of the term of her late husband, Thaddeus. In 1959, Berry Gordy, Jr. founded Motown Records (originally Tamla Records) in Detroit. In 1966, President Lyndon B. Johnson said in his State of the Union address that the U.S. should stay in South Vietnam until Communist aggression there was ended. In 1969, the New York Jets of the American Football League upset the Baltimore Colts of the National Football League 16-7 in Super Bowl III, played at the Orange Bowl in Miami. In 1971, the groundbreaking situation comedy “All in the Family” premiered on CBS television. In 1987, Anglican Church envoy Terry Waite arrived in Lebanon on his latest mission to win the release of Western hostages; however, Waite ended up being taken captive himself, and wasn’t released until 1991. In 2010, Haiti was struck by a magnitude-7 earthquake, killing as many as 300,000 residents and leaving over 1.5 million people homeless. One year ago: Pentagon leaders scrambled to contain damage from an Internet video purporting to show four Marines urinating on Taliban corpses. Today’s Birthdays: Actress Luise Rainer is 103. Country singer Ray Price is 87. Singer Glenn Yarbrough is 83. The Amazing Kreskin is 78. Country singer William Lee Golden is 74. Rock musician Cynthia Robinson is 69. Singer-musician George Duke is 67. Actor Anthony Andrews is 65. Movie director Wayne Wang is 64. Radio commentator Rush Limbaugh is 62. Actress Kirstie Alley is 62. Writer Walter Mosley is 61. Country singer Ricky Van Shelton is 61. Radio-TV personality Howard Stern is 59. Actor Oliver Platt is 53. Basketball Hall of Famer Dominique Wilkins is 53. Actor Olivier Martinez is 47. Actress Farrah Forke is 45. Actress Rachael Harris is 45. Rock singer Zack de la Rocha is 43. Singer Dan Haseltine is 40. Rock musician Matt Wong is 40. Singer Melanie Chisholm is 39. Contemporary Christian singer Jeremy Camp is 35. Rhythm-and-blues singer Amerie is 33. Actress Naya Rivera is 26. Actor Will Rothhaar is 26.

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CALENDAR TODAY’S EVENTS Open house for the exhibit of photography and drawn art by Kelly Gammon and Damon Goss. 2-5 p.m. at the Busiel Community Room and Gallery at One Mill Plaza. Celebrity Bartender Benefit held at the Weirs Beach Lobster Pound in Laconia. 7 p.m. All proceeds will benefit the Tuft’s Medical Center Cardiac Transplant Division. Meat Bingo hosted by the Meredith American Legion Post 33. 3 p.m. at the Post at 6 Plymouth Street in Meredith. All proceeds will benefit the Makenzie Hartman Foundation. LHS Performance of the Agatha Christie murder mystery ‘And The There Were None...”. 7 p.m. in the Laconia High School auditorium. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for seniors/students and can be purchased at the door. Karaoke event hosted by the American Legion Post 33. 7:30 p.m. at the Post at 6 Plymouth Street in Meredith. $5 donation requested for this event. Al-Anon Meeting at the Lakes Region General Hospital in Laconia. 8 to 9:15 p.m. each Saturday in the firstfloor conference room Al-Anon offers hope and help to families of alcoholics. No dues or fees. All are welcome. Call 645-9518. All compulsive eaters are welcome to attend the Overeaters Anonymous meeting held each Saturday morning from 11 to 12 at the Franklin Hospital. Narcotics Anonymous meeting. 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Society (172 Pleasant Street) in Laconia. The New Horizons Band of the Lakes Region meets every Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Music Clinic on Rte 3 in Belmont. All musicians welcome. For more information call 528-6672 or 524-8570. Open Door Dinners offer free weekly meal in Tilton. 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. An outreach housed at Trinity Episcopal Church on Main Street, downtown. provides a free hot meal open to all members of the community. All are welcome to eat and all are welcome to help out. For more information, especially about volunteering, please call Pastor Mark at 286-3120 or e-mail him at markk@trinitytilton.org.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 13 Line Dancing at Starr King Fellowship Sundays from 4-5 p.m. $5 per person. For more information call George at 536-1179. Meet and Greet with the exhibit of photography and drawn art artists, Damon Goss and Kelly Gammon. 2-5 p.m. at the Busiel Community Room and Gallery at One Mill Plaza.

MONDAY, JANUARY 14 The White Mountain Dowsers meeting featuring a presentation on Numerology entitled “Your Personal Year Number”. 6:30 p.m. with dowsing practice followed by the presentation at 7 p.m. $5 guest donation. For more informaiton call 444-5494 or email bigrock86@gmail.com. Narcotics Anonymous meeting. 7 to 8:30 p.m. at 35 Tower Street in Weirs Beach. Overeaters Anonymous offers a program of recovery from compulsive eating using the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of OA. The program is held Monday nights at 7 p.m. at the Laconia Congregational Church Parish Hall, 18 Veterans Square, (for mapquest use 69 Pleasant St.), Laconia, NH 03246. Use back entrance. Call/ leave a message for Paula at 998-0562 for more information. Hall Memorial Library in Northfield daily events. Chess Club 4-7 p.m. The Biggest Loser 6:30 p.m. Adult Pick-up Basketball offered by Meredith Parks & Recreation Department held at the Meredith Community Center Monday nights from 6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. $1 per person - sign in and out at the front desk.

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“Seeking the truth and printing it” THE LACONIA DAILY SUN is published Tuesday through Saturday by Lakes Region News Club, Inc. Edward Engler, Mark Guerringue, Adam Hirshan, Founders Offices: 1127 Union Ave. #1, Laconia, NH 03246 Business Office 737-2020, Newsroom 737-2026, Fax: 527-0056 News E-mail: news@laconiadailysun.com CIRCULATION: 18,000 distributed FREE Tues. through Sat. in Laconia, Weirs Beach, Gilford, Meredith, Center Harbor, Belmont, Moultonborough, Winnisquam, Sanbornton, Tilton, Gilmanton,


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ANNIE’S MAILBOX

Dear Annie: Our daughter is going down a bad road, and our 13-year-old granddaughter, “Lana,” is in the driver’s seat. Lana has been diagnosed with ADHD, but since we live in another state, we have no way of knowing whether she’s staying on her meds. I’ve heard from my wife that Lana has been destroying furniture and is physically and verbally abusing her mother. At one point, she snatched her mom’s cellphone out of her hand while she was calling for help. Here’s another layer of trouble: We know our daughter has had drug abuse issues in the past, and we suspect she’s on some harder stuff now. She is losing weight at an alarming rate, her teeth are going bad, and she’s just been kicked out of her apartment -- for the fourth time in less than two years. This is stressing the entire family, even though we’re hundreds of miles away. What can we do? How do we cope with this? -- Worried and Wondering Dear Worried: Is Lana’s father in the picture? Is he reliable? Would he be willing to ask for custody? Would you be willing to take the girl in if her mother is on drugs? We know Lana is a handful, but part of the reason is because her mother may not be a competent parent. We urge you to make a trip to see your daughter and assess the situation. You also might want to alert Lana’s school to the home issues. There is support for friends and relatives of addicted children. Contact Nar-Anon (nar-anon.org) at 800-4776291. Dear Annie: For the past 30 years, my brother-in-law, “Bob,” has spent the holidays with us, staying for a week or more. He has never offered to take us out to lunch, dinner or anything else. In fact, the last time we went out together, he somehow left his credit card at home when the bill arrived,

so we paid, as usual. (How does anyone travel 1,000 miles without a credit card?) Everyone else I know makes it a regular practice to offer to take the hosts out for a meal or at the very least pitch in for groceries. When we are guests, we do this. It is courteous, polite and proper. Are we just old-fashioned? How do we handle Bob’s inability to find his pockets? Should we mention ahead of time that diners will be paying for their own meals? My husband has never brought this up with his brother, but I think it’s time Bob became a good guest. He is single, well-educated and lives comfortably. Should we just come out and tell him? It would be difficult to do without ruffling a few feathers. -- New Hampshire Dear New Hampshire: How does your husband feel about this? Bob is being a freeloader, but if your husband prefers not to confront him (and can afford it), we think you should let him decide the issue. Otherwise, since he’s family, and you will continue to host him, it’s OK to approach Bob with a lighthearted touch and say that it’s his turn to pick up the tab on the next outing. Dear Annie: This is in response to “Frustrated,” whose new husband, “Kevin,” won’t let her buy her own stuff. If he is a control freak, they need counseling, or if necessary, she can get the marriage annulled. Life is too short to live like that. If it were up to my husband, we’d never have anything decent around here. I’ve replaced some of his and my old stuff and learned to stand up to him. It’s not healthy to be married and feel like you are living out a prison sentence. Assuming she’s not trying to buy high-end expensive stuff, she needs to ask herself: Would she let a friend treat her that way? No. -- Happily Married 20 Years to a Pack Rat

Annie’s Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann Landers column. Please e-mail your questions to: anniesmailbox@comcast.net, or write to: Annie’s Mailbox, c/o Creators Syndicate, 737 3rd Street, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254.

$1-A-DAY CLASSIFIEDS • CALL 527-9299 DOLLAR-A-DAY: Private Party ads only (For Sale, Lost, Autos, etc.), must run ten consecutive days, 15 words max. Additional words 10¢ each per day. does not apply to yard sales. REGULAR RATE: $2.50 a day; 10¢ per word per day over 15 words. PREMIUMS: First word caps no charge. Additional bold, caps and 9pt type 10¢ per word per day. Centered words 10¢ (2 word minimum) TYPOS: Check your ad the first day of publication. Sorry, we will not issue credit after an ad has run once, and we do not offer refunds. DEADLINES: noon the business day prior to the day of publication. PAYMENT: All private party ads must be pre-paid. We accept checks, Visa Mastercard and Discover credit cards and of course, cash. $10 minimum order for credit cards. CORRESPONDENCE: To place your ad call our offices at 527-9299 between 9 am & 5 pm, Monday through Friday; Stop by our office or send a check or money order with ad copy to The Laconia Daily Sun,1127 Union Ave, Laconia, NH 03246. You can email ads to ads@laconiadailysun.com, we will contact you for payment. OTHER RATES: For information about display ads or other advertising options, call 527-9299.

Animals

BOATS

For Rent

For Rent

ROTTWEILER pups AKC Champion Pedigree, parents on premises $500-$600. 603-340-6219

WANTED: Boat Dock/Slip on Winnipesaukee, 2013 season, for a 20ft. Century Runabout. Mature couple, mostly weekday use. Kevin or Karen 802-263-5700

GILFORD 2 Bedroom 2 Bath Condo. Fireplace, gas heat, W/D hookup, no dogs/smoking. 1 year lease, $975/month + security. 455-6269.

Business Opportunities

GILFORD Farmhouse- 5 bedrooms, 2 baths, wood heat possible, animals ok, no smoking. $1,100/Month + utilities, references, security. 293-7038

LACONIA 1st floor 2-3 bedroom apartment on Pleasant St. Walk to town & beaches, recently repainted, carpeting, appliances, full bath. $1,000/Month includes heat & hot water. 524-3892 or 630-4771

Announcement MAKE EXTRA CASH by consigning your unwanted furniture and home decor items. Please call 524-1175 or stop in at Too Good To Be Threw, 84 Union Ave., Laconia

Appliances USED Frigidaire 20.6 Cubic Ft. refrigerator and electric stove. $150. each. 603-998-6176

Need Extra Money? Start an Avon Business for $10. Call Debbie at 603-491-5359. Or go to www.start.youravon.com and enter reference code: dblaisedell.

Child Care MEREDITH CHILDCARE AVAILABLE

Autos

Experienced & professional provider. Amy (603) 303-2384

$_TOP dollar paid for junk cars & trucks. Available 7-days a week. P3s Towing. 630-3606

Employment Wanted

1998 BUICK Riviera- 113K, Excellent condition, green, leather, all options. Salvage title, $2,500. $2,500 603-496-5619

COMPASSIONATE LNA/Care Giver. 30 years experience. Great references. Will travel, do overnight. 603-875-1232 or 344-9190

1999 Dodge Ram 15004X4, 5.2L, good condition. $2,800/OBRO. Please call 738-7120 for more information.

HARD WORKING experienced cleaning woman looking for more jobs. Regular or one-time cleaning. Hillarie, 998-2601

2004 Buick LeSabre- 100K, automatic, 4-door, runs good. Not registered or inspected. $2,000. 524-5052 2009 Toyota Camry- 4 cylinder, automatic, 40K miles, excellent condition, loaded. $14,000/OBO. 290-2324 BUYING junk cars, trucks & big trucks ME & NH. Call for price. Martin Towing. (603)305-4504. CASH paid for unwanted or junk cars and trucks. Same day service possible. 603-231-2859. NICE Ford Ranger short bed pick-up. 4 cylinder, 5-speed, 170K, inspected until May, rust

For Rent ALTON/GILFORD Townline: 2BR Cottage w/3-season porch, $235/week +utilities; 3BR Apt. $250/week +utilities. Cable/ Internet included. Dogs OK w/references. Beach access. (603)365-0799. APARTMENTS, mobile homes. If you need a rental at a fair price, call DRM Corp. Over 50 years in rentals. We treat you better! 524-0348 or visit M-W-F, 12-5, at our new location, 142 Church St. (Behind CVS Pharmacy.) FRANKLIN: 2 & 3 bedroom mobile homes for rent $700-$725. + Utili-

GILFORD Upstairs Apartment$700/Month, no security deposit. Heat included, electric not included. No pets. Ask for George 998-7750 GILFORD, Single male needs roommate(s). 2 bedrooms available. $125 per week, plus share utilities. Pets considered. 556-7098. GILFORD : 1 & 2 -bedroom units available. Heat & electricity included. From $190/week. Pets considered. 556-7098. GILFORD: Currently available, semi-attached. 2 bedroom + exercise/utility room, one bathroom, and one car garage. W&D hookup, refrigerator and stove. Large backyard. $850/Month + heating oil & electric. Owners pay water, sewer, trash and snow removal. No smoking on premises and no pets. 524-1467 GILMANTON 4-Corners, 1 bedroom in nice neighborhood. Wireless internet included, parking, backyard. Security deposit and lease req'd. No smoking or dogs. $750/month 630-2681. GILMANTON Iron Works: 3 bedroom 1 bath house. Washer/Dryer included. $1,375/Month + utilities. Call 364-7437 LACONIA 3 BR, heat and hot water, plowed parking, private entrance, newly renovated, $235/WK.Security Deposit required. No pets. . 603-455-6115 LACONIA2-ROOMMATES wanted to share personal home. Clean, quiet, sober environment.

LACONIA 2-bedroom 2nd floor on Province St. Clean, sunny, lead safe. Good neighborhood with private parking. Washer/dryer access, no pets, $800/Month + utilities. 508-423-0479 LACONIA 2/3 Bedroom 6 rooms, move-in ready, quiet neighbors, plenty of storage, garage, washer/dryer hook-up, $850/Month + 1 month security (Flexible payment terms available). Property maintenance rent reduction available. 603-528-1850 or 603-486-3966. LACONIA 2BR, heat and hot water included, plowed parking, private entrance, newly renovated, no pets. $195/WK Security Deposit required. 603-455-6115 LACONIA Elegant, large one bed room in one of Pleasant Streets finest Victorian homes. Fireplace, beamed ceilings, lots of natural woodwork, washer/dryer. Walk to downtown and beaches. Heat/Hot water included. $925. 528-6885

LACONIA HEAT INCLUDED! Cozy 2-bedroom unit, coin-up Laundry, newly painted, quiet location. $800/Month. Security deposit required. 387-8664 LACONIA Large 3 bedroom 1st floor apartment. All rooms newly painted, new carpeting, newly tiled kitchen floor with washer/dryer. $1,100/Month + utilities. 1 month security deposit and lease required. Available now. Call 603-524-3759 and leave message for application. LACONIA: 2 bedroom, 1st floor. Separate entrance, coin-op laundry in basement. $230/week, including heat, electric & hot

For Rent

For Rent

LACONIA: 1 bedroom subsidized apartment. Must be elderly or disabled. Preferece given to elderly applicants with extremely low income. ($14,800 or lower). EHO. Please call Mary at Stewart Property Management 603-641-2163 LACONIA- 2 bedroom house near LRGH. Includes heat & hot water, washer/dryer, and snow removal. $1,000/Month. No pets/smoking. 524-5455 LACONIA- Large Rooms for rent. Private bath, heat/hot water, electric, cable, parking included. $145-160/week 603-781-6294 LACONIA- LARGE, bright 1st floor 1 bedroom on Pleasant St. Heat/Hot water included, on-site laundry, non-smoking. 603-617-9987

SHARE log home, own bedroom and bath, possibly sitting area all utilities included. Brand new construction. Small dog possible. Call 603-707-1206

LACONIA- Nice 1 bedroom. No pets/no smoking, $130/week plus utilities 387-6810

TILTON: Downstairs 1-bedroom. $620-640/Month. Heat and hot water included. No dogs, 603-630-9772 or 916-214-7733.

LACONIA: 2 bedroom, 2nd floor in duplex building. $230/week, including heat, electric & hot water. 524-1234, www.whitemtrentals.com.

For Rent-Commercial

LACONIA: Spacious two bedroom apartment for rent. Rent is $702. per month with heat and hot water included. On-site laundry, storage room and off-street parking. Close to pharmacy, schools and hospital. Please call Julie at Stewart Property Mgt. (603) 524-6673 EHO. LACONIA: Very nice 1-bedroom apartment in clean, quiet, downtown building. Recently painted. Nice kitchen and full bath. $175/week, includes heat, hot water & electricity. 524-3892 or 630-4771. LACONIA: Gilbert Apartments. Call for available apartments. 524-4428 LAKEPORT: 5-room, 2-Bedroom. Includes snow removal, washer/dryer, lake view. 2nd floor unfurnished. $180/Week. Leave message for Bob, 781-283-0783 MEREDITH: 1-2 bedroom apartments and 2 and 3 bedroom mobile homes, $575-$750+ utilities, security deposit required, no dogs, 279-5846. MINUTES from Concord2-bedroom 1-bath completely renovated energy efficient apartment complex. $825, including hot water with free WiFi. Secured building access, onsite laundry and more. Military discount available. Convenient Rte 3 location in West Franklin! Must See, Call today! 603-744-3551 NEW HAMPTON: Nice 1-bedroom apartment, sliders to private deck, 5 minutes from I-93. $620/month. + security., cat okay. (603)217-0373. NEWFOUND Lake Area, 3 BR, 3 B, 15 acres, fields and woods, 1835 ft on the river, mountain views. $1400/mo. 1 plus year lease, Roche Realty Group, ask for Chuck 603-279-7046 ext 342 anytime day or evening.

BELMONT: Route 106, 3-bay garage, 2-lifts, excellent location, great condition, plenty of parking. $2,000/month. (603)630-4198.

For Sale 4 Karastan Carpets- 10X14 Serapi $1,200, 4X6 Heriz, $250. 3X5 Multi-color Panel $125- 2X4 Rose Sarouk, $50. 603-528-9661 7-foot snowplow with lights & hydraulic lift. Made for a small truck. $400. 524-4445 AMAZING! Beautiful Pillowtop Mattress Sets. Twin $199, Full or Queen $249, King $449. Call 603-305-9763 See “Furniture” AD.


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For Sale

Furniture

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

FULL TIME AUTO TECHNICIAN

Antique Philco radio with 78 record player. works well, $250/OBO. 2008 Honda CRV, low miles $14,950. 744-6107

Must have own tools, NH State Inspection License. AS certification, valid drivers license and clean driving record required. Apply in person at Union Ave. Auto, 415 Union Ave. Laconia

CHINA- Royal Doulton- Tiara pattern. 6 place settings, gravy boat, vegetable bowl & service platter. $200. 603-528-9661

HAIR CUTTER WANTED Full time, must have barbering skills. 524-7978

ELECTRIC Wheelchair: Never used, many extras, $1,500. 524-2877. FISH TANK: 46 gallon bow front tank; light wood veneer stand; light, heater, pump and filter included: $250. Call 279-4764. FLATBED trailer- 16ft. X 76in. Double axle galvanized frame, carries four ATVs, needs 4 tires. $650. 875-0363 5500 Watt Honeywell Generator. Electric/hand start. 220/120 outlets, on wheels. Runs good, $750. 677-2865

Free FREE Pickup for your unwanted, useful items. Garages, vehicls, estates cleaned out and yardsale items. (603)930-5222.

NURSE NEEDED RN FOR KIDNEY DIALYSIS

Help Wanted

Dialysis experience preferred, but not a must. Senior nursing students may apply. Please send resume to: Central NH Kidney Center 87 Spring Street, Laconia, NH 03246 or Call

COME JOIN THE BEAUTIFUL SMILES TEAM OF DR. THOMAS FINN, JR.

GOODYEAR Integrity P195/70R14. Four tires, used one season. Asking $250. 524-5187

In Laconia, N.H. Our general dental practice has an immediate opening for an experienced part-time dental assistant. CDA licensing perferred. Must possess excellent computer skills and be experienced with dental software. Maturity, enthusiasm, organization, curiosity, confidence and self-motivation are skills we value. If you are great with people, have a desire to help us provide excellent & healthy restorative & esthetic oral dental care to our patients, and are looking for your own dental home, please contact us now; We are eager to meet your! Please email your resume, references, education data and professional licensing info. to: beautifulsmilesNH@gmail.com

Moving sale- Twin beds, daybed, dressers, coffee tables, recliner, 1-year old Jodel woodstove. Call 603-986-3551

Patriots Playoff Tickets

PIANO

1950’s, Lester Spinet. Reconditioned and refinished 2004. Matching bench $689 negotiable. Contact for photo, details (603)986-1475.

SALES

Fast growing, small publisher in North Conway needs experienced print & web ad sales person. Full/ part-time, territory from Lakes Region to Canadian Border. Make your own schedule for new and existing accounts. Salary plus commission. Equity position potential for the right person. Resume and references required. (603)356-7011.

SHOVELERS WANTED $10-$15 PER HOUR Belknap Landscape Company is looking for dependable people to shovel snow. This is an On Call position; shifts could vary - day or night on heavy snow days. Job duties will include shoveling snow off roofs or clearing walkways at commercial & residential properties. Must be able to lift heavy objects, work long shifts & able to drive in snowstorms. Applicants must be 18 years of age, have a valid NH driver's license & reliable transportation. BLC is a drug free employer & conducts pre-employment drug screens. If interested please apply in person to Rhonda Blackey at 25 Country Club Road, Unit #302, Gilford, NH.

603-528-3738 MATH TEACHER BELMONT HIGH SCHOOL LONG TERM SUBSTITUTE

SMALL Heating Oil Deliveries: No minimum required. Eveningweekend deliveries welcome. Benjamin Oil, LLC. 603-731-5980 DRIVERS: Start up to $.40/mi. Home weekly. CDL-A 6 mos. OTR exp. req. 50 Brand New Coronado's you’ll be proud to drive! 888-406-9046.

We are currently accepting applications from qualified math candidates to cover for a leave of absence. Instructional level Algebra II and below. Anticipated start date is April 15 through the end of the year. NH Department of Education certification or eligibility required. Please submit your letter of interest, employment application, copies of transcripts, certification information and three current reference letters to:

Due to continued growth in our boat repair service business Channel Marine will be adding a new experienced Marine Technician to our service team (year-round) and also a winter seasonal position (Jan. thru March/April). Experience and/or certifications with Mercruiser and/or Yamaha a plus. Forward resume to: admin@channelmarine.com or call Kelly at 603-366-4801, X214.

We need 21 people ASAP. If you are looking for: Full time hours or more; permanent or temp positions; flexible schedule; nice bonuses for the new year; quick advancement; earning potential; $550 weekly; $1000 sign on bonus; call us immediately. We need help in all departments. Start training this week. No experience required. (603)822-0220.

Rt. 3 Tilton NH

Motorcycles Buy • Sell • Trade www.motoworks.biz

(603)447-1198. Olson’s Moto Works, RT16 Albany, NH. NICE 83 Honda V45 Magna750cc, water cooled shaft drive, book value $2,900 selling $1,275/OBO. 455-2430

Real Estate CAN'T BEAT THE PRICE!!! Nice little home on 3/4 acre is ideal for year round residence or vacation use. Great Meredith location, near schools, shops, restaurants & lakes. Value at $59,900 Nash Realty ~ 279-6565

Services *NATURAL HANDYMAN * Home improvements and interior design. Free estimates. hourly rate. Call 603-832-4000

Quality Work Reasonable Rates Free Estimates Metal Roofs • Shingle Roofs

Our Customers Dont get Soaked!

528-3531 Major credit cards accepted

CHAIR CANING Seatweaving. Classes. Supplies. New England Porch Rockers, 10 Pleasant Street in downtown Laconia. Open every day at 10, closed Sunday. 603-393-6451.

CHUCK!S REMODELING carpentry, roofing, roof shoveling, sidewalks/driveways cleared. Interior/exterior painting. Choose custom colors & stencils. Garage, Cellar, Barn clean outs. We offer reasonable rates and senior discounts. Call now and schedule your remodeling project. 552-5903

Home Improvements TOTAL FLOOR CARE, TOTAL HOME CARE

Furniture

Professional Floor sanding, refinishing. Repair: remodeling, painting, cleaning. 603-986-8235

Instruction

Beautiful Queen or Full-sized Mattress/ Box-spring Set. LUXURY-FIRM European Pillow-Top Style. Fabulous Back, Hip and Leg Support, Hospitality A+ Rating! All New Factory Sealed with 10-YR Warranty. Compare Cost $1095, SELL $249. Can Delivery and Set-up. 603-305-9763

GUITAR LESSONS

With Mike Stockbridge- Berklee, UMaine All styles, levels, and ages. www.mikestockbridge.com (603)733-9070.

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COUCH with matching couch chair, great condition, $200. 524-6653 NEW trailer load mattresses....a great deal! King set complete $395, queen set $249.

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Open Daily & Sun.

Camelot Homes

PIPER ROOFING TWO MARINE TECHNICIAN OPENINGS

WALL TILES: Ceramic, Glazed, 74 sq. ft., American Olean, 6”x6”, Sandy Ridge (color), $40. Please call 455-3686.

AMAZING!

$66,995 38X26 Cape

Winnisquam Auto is growing. Great opportunity for the right person. Must have tools and state inspection license. Great place to perfect your trade and work alongside a Grade A Technician. Must possess a good attitude and ability to work in a fast-paced shop. Looking for a journeyman or apprentice-type abilities. Send resume to frontlinerdy@metrocast.net or call 603-524-7171.

WINNERS WANTED

PIANOS: What greater gift to give a child than a piano? Call 524-1430.

Mobile Homes $37,995 72X14 $58,995 52X28

TECHNICIAN WANTED

Linda Murphy, Personnel Manager Shaker Regional School District 58 School Street, Belmont NH 03220 Application Closing: 2/4/2013

for sale! (603)356-5775, (603)548-8049.

Used 2 inch gasoline Homelite water pump. (pumps 83 gallons per minute) with hose and fire nozzle $150. 524-4445

HOUSEKEEPERS Wanted: We are looking for hard working people who know what clean is! Part-time positions, with potential for full-time hours available in the peak season. Must be flexible, reliable and dependable. Weekends a must. Please apply in person at Fireside Inn & Suites (formerly B. Mae's Resort), Junctions of Routes 11 & 11B, Gilford, NH.

Help Wanted

Full-time clerk, cashier, stocking. Must be 21 years old. Nights and weekends a must. Apply in person. No phone calls please.

LOST! SEEING EYE DOG! Black Female German Shepherd, Last seen in front of St. Helena!s Church on 11-B at the Laconia/Gilford line, between 9 & 10am on January 7th. 998-6986

DICK THE HANDYMAN Available for small and odd jobs, also excavation work, small tree and stump removal and small roofs! Call for more details. Dick Maltais 603-267-7262 or


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Enchanted Encampment exhibit Add a little class to your night life with opens 2013 season at The Studio Adult Education Enrichment offerings LACONIA — The 2013 exhibit schedule at The Studio, 50 Canal Street in Laconia, opens with artist Elizabeth Obelenus’ “Enchanted Encampment”, a quiet evocative show about navigation, landscape, place and journey. Obelenus’ use of found objects and paint, natural material and man-made cast offs creates an intimate exhibit that allows viewers room for interpretation and emotion. There is a reception for the artist today from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Studio. “Enchanted Encampment” is on view Crows on a suitcase. (Courtesy photo through Saturday February 2 during regular business hours, of us are ready to get a little quiet, go Wednesday through Friday 10 a.m. inward a little,” says McCarthy. “Elizto 5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., abeth’s show not only allows that, other times by chance or appointment. but encourages it.” Obelenus’ travelFor more information call 603-455ing character, The Saintly Tourist, 8008. are the eyes through which we view The Studio’s owner, Melissa McCarthis journey, a “deconstructed landthy, is taken with the exhibit’s scale scape” which creates the “Enchanted and scope. “After the holidays, many Encampment”. CALENDAR from page 15

MONDAY, JANUARY 14 Laconia Chapter of Barbershop Harmony Society meeting. 7:15 to 9:30 p.m. at the Gilford Community Church. Guests and singers of all ages and skills are invited to attend these Monday night rehearsals. For more information call Harvey Beetle at

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Credit is given for those courses successfully passed. Life experience credits are also given for work and military service. Laconia Academy is also approved for anyone eligible for Veterans’ Benefits. Laconia Academy also enables InSchool Youths, lacking the proper number of credits to graduate in June 2013 with their class to enroll and take courses. Permission is needed from the principal of the sending school in order for an in-school youth to enroll at Laconia Academy. Credits for courses successfully passed at Laconia Academy will be transferred back to the day program prior to the June graduation date. Bank of NH is providing limited scholarship help to residents of Laconia, Gilford, Meredith, Moultonborough, Center Harbor, Plymouth and Bristol, wishing to attend Laconia Academy and get a High School Diploma. Financial need must be demonstrated. The Adult Success Program through a grant from the NH Charitable and the Pardoe Foundation will also provide limited scholarship help depending on demonstrated financial need. The High School Equivalency (GED) Preparation classes are due to start on Tuesday, January 15 and Thursday, January 17 from 6-8:30 p.m. for an 11 week semester. The GED Exam offers adults a quick way to gain a secondary completion. It is a GED Certificate and not a High School Diploma. A GED Certificate enables people you to attend a Vocational-Technical or Community College or apply for a job where a High School education is required. The GED Exam is given by appointment only. You must be 18 years of age or older to take the GED Exam. Anyone under age eighteen must be enrolled in a GED Options Program in order to be able to take the GED Exam. A Daytime GED Program is also available Monday through Thursday from 8:45 a.m. – 2:15 p.m. This program is free. Information can be obtained by calling the Laconia Adult Education Office at 524-5712. The Adult Tutorial Program for Belknap County helps non-reading adults learn to read, write, and do simple mathematical computations needed for everyday life. The Tutorial Program also needs tutors who are willing to help people learn to speak, read and write English as a second language. Volunteer tutors are needed to be trained to work on a one-to-one basis with adult students who cannot read and need to learn to speak English.

CURIOUS from page 13 Margret and H.A. Rey, authors of the Curious George children’s books series and former summer residents of Waterville Valley, were artists and adventurers, historians and naturalists, gardeners and environmental stewards. Today their spirit lives on in the Margret and H.A. Rey Center,

a non-profit organization dedicated to honoring the Reys’ legacy by helping people learn about and experience art, science, and nature through programs for all ages. For more information please contact the Margret and H.A. Rey Center at 603-236-3308 or visit www.TheReyCenter.org.


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Old tool kit finds a new home in Lakeport Freighthouse Museum LACONIA – As Maurice H. Simond Jr. entered the Lakeport Freighthouse Museum, he gave a little, “Br-r-r”. Simond was “home” for a quick visit north and the near zero temperatures and the salt on his car were the very reasons why he and his wife - married nearly 66 years - have wintered over in Naples, Florida for years. Simond, whose home is in Belmont, like so many other seniors, is simplifying his life and taking stock of his treasures for what to pass on to the next generations and his tool kit was one such item. So before he headed back to the Sunshine State, he met with Bob Fortier, a founder; Armand Bolduc, President and other members of the Lakeport Community Association to donate his tool kit to their collections. Simond had only worked a week at the Scott & Williams plant, when he got his call to duty. After U.S. Army training in Aberdeen, MD, his ship was headed to the tropical South Pacific but was rerouted to Arctic Alaska where he was assigned to work in an Air Force machine shop run by civilians. Engineering had become an important profession, so following his discharge in 1947, Simond received four years of training as a tool-maker under the G.I. Bill through the NH State Apprenticeship Council program where he was issued his large wooden tool kit filled with precision tools (parallel clamps, calipers, vises, slide rulers, punch sets, etc.) as he started his 23 years working for Scott & Williams in the Inspection and Engineering departments. After the third plant

strike, Simond left Building 80 and went to work at Sanders Associates in Nashua. Scott & Williams built knitting machinery. It held the patent on the seamless stocking for years and was a major employer in Laconia which included Simond’s father, Maurice Sr.; his brother, Roger; Bolduc’s brother, Ken; Brenda Moulton’s father; Dorothy Duffy’s brother-inlaw, Carl Laurier and many others. The Lakeport Community Association is always happy to receive historic rail or Lakeport memorable donations to add to their exhibits in their Maurice H. Simond Jr. (center) donated the tools of his trade, his Scott & Williams tool kit, for exhibit newly-opened Lakeport in the Lakeport Freighthouse Museum to Lakeport Community Association members, Armand Bolduc Freighthouse Museum on (left) and Bob Fortier (right). (Brenda Moulton photo) Railroad Avenue and as a non-profit, they always welcome funds to maintain the museum. Contact the museum at P.O. Box 6015, Lakeport, NH 03247 or call 603-524-7683.

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In Belmont, Chandler outlines New Hampshire GOP’s legislative agenda By Michael Kitch

ment, he expected to find some common ground with Democrats, who have filed legislation to extend and increase tax credits. At the same time, he said that Republicans would oppose proposals to raise

taxes on beer and introduce taxes on soft drinks. While seeking to shrink state government, Chandler stressed that Republicans would not transfer responsibilities and costs to cities and towns. Turning to education, Chandler said that Republicans will continue to advocate for wider choice for parents and greater competition among schools as well as to defend legislation enacted last year that permits businesses to claim credits against their taxes in return for contributing to a scholarship fund that subsidizes tuition to private and parochial schools. He said that “out-of-state special interest groups” — Americans United for Separation of Church and State and the American Civil Liberties Union — have challenged the constitutionality of the law in court and questioned the resolve of Democratic governor Maggie Hassan to vigorously defend it. Under questioning, Chandler said that health care, particularly the prospect of expanding the Medicaid program, and the $4.8-billion unfunded liability weighing on the New Hampshire Retirement System would also be part of the Republican agenda. In response to Alan Glassman, chairman of the Belknap County Republican Committee, who asked how he intended “to unify the party, bring the factions together,” Chandler conceded “it’s a huge issue. We just have to stop eating our own,” he continued. “If someone is a Republican, that should be good enough. There are always going to be differences and we should try to be inclusive.” In particular, he cautioned against allowing what he called “outside groups” to wield undue influence in the party.

The S&P 500 was little changed Friday, and gained 5 points in the week to close at 1,472.05. The index is a fraction below its close of 1,472.12 Thursday, its highest level since December 2007. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 17.21 points to 13,488.43. The Nasdaq composite index rose 3.88 to 3,125.63. For the week, the Dow rose 53

and the Nasdaq rose 24. Companies have started to report earnings for the fourth quarter of 2012, but no clear pattern has emerged as yet. Aluminum company Alcoa gave stocks a lift after it reported earnings late Tuesday that matched analysts’ expectations and said that demand was increasing.

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LACONIA — Representative Gene Chandler of Bartlett, the Minority Leader of the New Hampshire House of Representatives, told the Belknap County Republican Committee this week that “we will focus on what we can do to get the Republicans back in the majority in two years.” For only the third time since 1874 Republicans find themselves the minority party in the House, where they are outnumbered by Democrats by 219 to 179 with two seats vacant. For Chandler, now serving his 14th term, was twice elected Speaker of the House, but never minority leader. Chandler anticipated that preparing the biennial budget would be “a real battle.” He said that Democratic lawmakers have indicated they expect revenues to increase by as much as three-percent in the first year and more in the second. “They’ve already started down the same track that got us in trouble before,” he warned, explaining that the Democrats over estimated revenues in the 2009-2010 budget, contributing to the structural deficit left to the Republicans. “The House Republicans will draw up our own budget based on our own revenue estimates,” Chandler said. “We will balance the budget and spend no more than we take in.” Chandler went on to outline a legislative agenda consisting of broad themes that was presented to the Republican caucus earlier in the week, stressing that it addresses “what matters to the public.” In encouraging economic growth and expanded employ-

Stocks finish a second strong week with S&P 500 near a record high

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks gained for a second straight week as company earnings reports started to come in, keeping the Standard and Poor’s 500 index within a fraction of its highest level in five years.

N.H. House Minority Leader Rep. Gene Chandler of Bartlett addresses the Belknap County Republican Committee on Wednesday night. (Laconia Daily Sun photo/Michael Kitch)

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