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Selectmen insisting annual pay hikes no longer a sacred cow in Meredith

MEREDITH — With one hand the selectmen are awarding municipal employees a pay raise, but with the other are signaling not to expect annual increases as a matter of routine. In preparing its 2011 budget, the board has appropriated $72,500 for what

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Farah asking for 9 1/2 year prison sentence By Kathy MccorMacK

tors out of at least $33 million. He’s scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday. “Mr. Farah regrets that his fraudulent conduct has deprived so many people of money that they entrusted to him,” a sentencing memorandum filed Thursday by his lawyer said. Farah pleaded guilty in October to wire fraud and mail fraud. Prosecutors had proposed a 15 1/2- to 19 1/2-year sentence for him at the time. They later said they might


CONCORD (AP) — The head of a failed New Hampshire mortgage firm who pleaded guilty to federal fraud charges in exchange for a reduced prison sentence has asked for 9 1/2 years, followed by two years of supervised release. Scott Farah, 47, former president of Financial Resources Mortgage, admitted last year to swindling more than 250 inves-

propose a lesser sentence because Farah had been cooperative. Each charges carries a maximum sentence of 20 years. Farah acted as a broker, connecting lenders with borrowers on mortgages for commercial and residential building projects. He promised the lenders high rates of return on their money, up to 18 percent. He has admitted pooling investor funds to pay off other loans, investors and personal see FaraH page 8


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Laconia officials pledge to craft municipal and school budgets that call for zero increase in amount of property tax to be raised By Michael Kitch THE LACONIA DAILY SUN

LACONIA — Meeting together yesterday, the budget committee of the School Board and the finance committee of the City Council agreed to prepare budgets for fiscal year 2011-2012, beginning on July 1, that will not increase the


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on January 22, beginning at 8 a.m. when Superintendent Bob Champlin presents the administration’s budget request, which Dassatti described as “a wish list.” “The city also has a wish list,” replied Councilor Bob Hamel (Ward 5), who agreed that the see LaCONIa page 10

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Tunisians drive leader from power in mass uprising

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — After 23 years of ironfisted rule, the president of Tunisia was driven from power Friday by violent protests over soaring unemployment and corruption. Virtually unprecedented in modern Arab history, the populist uprising sent an ominous message to authoritarian governments that dominate the region. The office of Saudi King Abdullah confirmed early Saturday that ousted President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali and his family had landed in Saudi Arabia, after several hours of mystery over his whereabouts. “As a result of the Saudi kingdom’s respect for the exceptional circumstances the Tunisian people are going through, and with its wish for peace and security to return to the people of Tunis, we have welcomed” him, the statement said. Tunisians buoyant over Ben Ali’s ouster faced uncertainly, however, about what’s next for the North African see TUNISIA page 9

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Gun show organizer ‘not guilty’ in boy’s Uzi death SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A gun fair organizer was acquitted of manslaughter and other charges Friday in the 2008 death of an 8-year-old boy who accidentally shot himself in the head with an Uzi at a machine gun expo in western Massachusetts. A Hampden Superior Court jury found former Pelham, Mass., Police Chief Edward Fleury not guilty of involuntary manslaughter and three counts of furnishing machine guns to minors in the death of Christopher Bizilj of Ashford, Conn. The charges carry up to 50 years in prison. Fleury’s firearms training company co-sponsored the annual Machine Gun Shoot and Firearms Expo at the Westfield Sportsman’s Club, about 10 miles west of Springfield. Christopher was shooting a

9 mm micro Uzi at pumpkins on Oct. 26, 2008, when the gun kicked back and shot him in the head. The jury was shown a graphic video of the accident, taken by the boy’s father, that led to a collective gasp in the courtroom. The 53-year-old Fleury cried and hugged his attorney and his family after the verdicts were read, while several of Christopher’s relatives walked quickly out of the courtroom without commenting. Fleury said he regretted holding the machine gun shoot and will never do it again. “I want to express my heartfelt sympathy to the Bizilj family,” Fleury said in a courthouse hallway to a throng of TV cameras and reporters. “It was always meant to be an educational event for people and it’s unfortunate this terrible accident happened.”

He said his arrest and the trial were devastating to him, and that he would rather be “dropped into hell than go through this again.” His wife, Jacalyn, added, “I’m glad to have my husband back. He’s an innocent man.” One juror declined to immediately comment Friday, and messages were left for several other jury members. Prosecutor William Bennett said he wouldn’t have done anything differently. He said he believed the organizers of the event were the people responsible for the boy’s death “We had a fair trial,” Bennett said. “We were able to make our case. The jury has spoken. We will live with that verdict.” Asked why Christopher’s father, who let his two sons fire the Uzi, wasn’t charged, see UZI page 10

Officials say Loughner posed for gun photos while wearing G-string TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The suspect in the mass shooting in Arizona posed for photos with a gun, dressed only in a bright red G-string, and had the film developed on the eve of the rampage that killed six people and gravely injured Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, authorities said Friday. The most detailed timeline of Jared Loughner’s busy 11 hours before the shooting was released by the Pima County Sheriff’s Office. It begins with Loughner dropping off the 35mm film at a Walgreens at 11:35 p.m. Jan. 7, the night before the shooting. He checks into a motel about an hour later and at 2:19 a.m. Jan. 8 he

picked up his developed photos. A law enforcement official who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to do so confirmed the details of the photos, including that Loughner posed with a Glock semiautomatic pistol, the same one authorities said was used in the shooting. Loughner posted “Goodbye friends” on his MySpace page at 4:12 a.m., then bought bullets and a backpack-style diaper bag at Walmart at 7:27 a.m., according to authorities. Three minutes later, he was pulled over by an Arizona Game and Fish Department officer, but he was let go. He wasn’t

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Report finds 1 in 3 New Hampshire N.H. Attorney General says GOP push third-graders is overweight or obese to join Obamacare suit unconstitutional

CONCORD (AP) — A new report finds that one in three New Hampshire third-graders is overweight or obese. The report, released by the state Department of Health and Human Services, collected height, weight and other data on over 3,000 third-graders between September 2008 and June 2009. Eighty-one public schools participated in the survey. The department used Body Mass Index measurements as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. An overweight child would have a BMI in the 85th to less than the 95th percentile for age and gender. A child considered to be obese would have a BMI equal to or greater than the 95th percentile for age and gender. The survey, released Thursday, said children living in the Belknap/Merrimack region and Coos County had the highest prevalence of obesity among the third-graders, 23.9 percent and 22.2 percent, respectively. The survey also found that nearly 46 percent of the third-grade boys in Coos County were overweight or obese. The report recommends paying attention to children’s environments — encouraging more play and little to no television — to support healthy eating and active living.

“Changing the environment where children live and learn plays a significant role in helping children achieve and maintain a healthy weight throughout their lives,” said Jose Montero, director of the department’s Division of Public Health. “Many settings can support children and their families working toward that goal — child care, schools, worksites, health care organizations, cities and towns, grocery stores, small food stores and concession stands.” In 2009, a state commission formed to help prevent childhood obesity made 14 recommendations, including that the Health Department develop guidelines and procedures that ensures all children in direct care of the state receive BMI assessments. Another recommendation was that BMIs should be assessed every year in school. Last year, Susan Lynch, New Hampshire’s first lady, a pediatrician, supported a bill that would require the state’s schools to record children’s BMIs in grades 1, 4, 7 and 10. The bill was voted down in the House; opponents said it could harm children by singling them out. They also said BMI ignores other important factors of body composition.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — In a cautionary tale for users of social-networking sites, a California man has admitted using personal information he gleaned from Facebook to hack into women’s e-mail accounts, then send nude pictures of them to everyone in their address book. The California attorney general’s office said Friday that George Bronk, 23, commandeered the e-mail accounts of dozens of women in the U.S. and England. He then scanned the women’s “sent” folders for nude and seminude photos and videos, and forwarded any he found to all the women’s contacts, prosecutors said. Bronk coerced one woman into sending him more explicit photographs by threatening to distribute the pictures he already had. One victim told authorities the intrusion felt like “virtual rape.” Bronk, who lives in the Sacramento suburb of Citrus Heights, pleaded guilty Thursday to seven felonies in Sacramento County Superior Court, including computer intrusion, false impersonation and possession of child pornography. Prosecutors are seeking a six-year prison term when Bronk returns for a sentencing evaluation March 10. His attorney, Monica Lynch of Roseville, called her client a “23-year-old boy going on 15.” “He’s accepted full responsibility. It’s a tragic situation,” she said. Lynch said she will argue for less than a six-year sentence. Prosecutors said Bronk would scan women’s Facebook accounts looking for those who posted their e-mail addresses. He would then study

their Facebook postings to learn the answers to common security questions like their favorite color or father’s middle name. He contacted the women’s e-mail providers and used the information to gain control of their accounts. He also often gained control of their Facebook accounts by hijacking their passwords, then posted compromising photographs on their Facebook pages and other Internet sites. “This case highlights the fact that anyone with an e-mail account is vulnerable to identity theft,” Attorney General Kamala Harris said in a statement announcing Bronk’s guilty plea. Investigators found 172 e-mail files containing explicit photographs of women when they searched Bronk’s computer in September, according to a court affidavit. They were able to track his victims to England, Washington, D.C., and 17 states: Alabama, Arizona, California, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Texas, Virginia and Washington. “He is a sick individual,” said 22-year-old Danielle Piscak of Parkland, Wash., one of Bronk’s victims. Piscak said one of her friends alerted her that nude photographs she had sent privately to her husband were posted on her Facebook page last fall. Facebook removed the photos the next day. “I have a network of like 1,500 people, so they all saw my pictures. So my graduating class of 2007 saw that. I’m in the military, so all my army friends saw that,” Piscak said.

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CONCORD (AP) — New Hampshire’s attorney general says a bill being considered by the Legislature that would order him to challenge the constitutionality of the federal health care reform law is itself unconstitutional. On Thursday, Democratic Attorney General Michael Delaney urged lawmakers in the Republican-controlled Legislature to reject the proposal.. The bill would direct Delaney to join a federal lawsuit that argues the health care overhaul’s mandate

requiring Americans to buy health insurance is unconstitutional. Twenty states support the suit. The Concord Monitor reports Delaney feels the bill encroaches on the essential functions of the executive branch. He says the Legislature has the power to make laws, but it can’t tell the executive branch how to enforce them. Delaney says if the state bill passes, he will challenge it.

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Why keep politics out of it? Wednesday night’s memorial in the McKale Center at the University of Arizona did strike me as slightly strange, like an Irish wake that had prematurely transitioned into the later boisterous phase The offbeat tone was established from the get go by Carlos Gonzalez, an associate prof at AU, who delivered us from stuffy Anglican proprieties by very properly “politicizing” the event. He identified himself as half Pascua Yaqui Indian (his reservation is in Gabrielle Giffords’ district), half-Mexican, fifth generation from the Tucson Valley and from a heritage richly stained by massacre. Take that, governor Jan Brewer! There was no way anyone in the world audience was going to mistake this for an event taking place in the cathedral in Washington, D.C. Gonzalez flourished a bouquet of eagle feathers and chanted a bracing traditional Indian blessing, walking the 13,000 crowd inside McKale Center (plus an overflow 13,000 at Arizona Stadium) around the four “doors” to wisdom — spirit, visions, energy and guidance — plus the male energy of the sky and the female energy of earth. He blessed the victims, their families, all Americans, his son in Afghanistan, all his relations and all creatures including snakes. “I ask this so that we all can once again achieve harmony and balance in our lives. Oh, Creator, welcome — we welcome those people who come to our beloved city here, our beloved city of Chukson, or Tucson, as it’s known.” It was a bracing one-in-the-eye for the Judeo-Christian tradition, and we should applaud the master of ceremonies, AU president Robert Shelton and his campaign to bring diverse thought, culture and traditions to AU’s campuses. He surely knew what he was doing by having Gonzalez launch off the most widely viewed event in the history of Tucson. “Together we thrive” was on the funeral programs and t-shirts handed out at the door. Later in the evening, Republicans were angrily asking whether this was some low Democratic ploy. Student body President Emily Fritze did well, and so did Giffords’ intern Daniel Hernandez Jr., a powerful speaker who gracefully rejected the role of “hero” assigned to him. The event then nosedived into bad faith and tedium with an address by the shifty Brewer, followed by Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano, (who read highly inappropriate verses from Isaiah, ch. 40) and U.S. Attorney Eric Holder (giving us verses from the second letter to the Corinthians of the markedly intolerant Paul.) Obama did OK. How could he not? He spent the whole of 2008 campaigning on the theme of reconciliation and rising above our “worser” selves. On Wednesday night, you could see him gaining in confidence

as he plowed these familiar furrows. Of course, it was a political speech, since every time he denounced the idea of suggesting that Jared Loughner might have been directly or indirectly incited to his murders, all thoughts rushed to Sarah Palin, cross hairs, bull’s-eyes and so forth. Why shouldn’t they? Paranoids, schizophrenics and people soak up the social vibes and energy currents like blotting paper. I remember the week before John Hinckley shot Reagan, my phone at the Village Voice never stopped ringing with one mad person after another confiding their paranoid fears and fantasies. If Palin were in the animal rights movement, she would have been indicted, sentenced and imprisoned long ago. To draw a specific comparison: the SHAC 7 were convicted of “animal enterprise terrorism” for running a website which posted the names and addresses of individuals tied to the animal testing lab Huntingdon Life Sciences. They were not charged with any act of property destruction; they were charged with “conspiracy” on the grounds that they should be held accountable for the actions of others in the same movement. Palin, of course, is a vigorous opponent of abortion. An anti-abortion campaigner back in the 1990s ran a website called the Nuremberg Files. It published the names and addresses of doctors who performed abortions and others who made that possible, either by running clinics, providing protection or issuing legal opinions from the bench. When one of the doctors on the list (or clinic owners, cops providing protection, judges, etc.) was killed, a strike-through line would appear over their information. When they were wounded, their names would be grayed out. The site is now down in its old form, after a court ruled following the murder of Dr. Barnett Slepian that the strike-through and euphoric rhetoric accompanying each “aborted” abortionist amounted to incitement. Check out what’s online at present, from the man who originated the site: What’s missing now is the detailed information about where the targets live and work. Loughner’s life and mind have been saturated with “politics.” We’re not talking spontaneous generation here. Politics are in the air we breathe. Those who try to evict politics — “don’t bring politics into this!” — are all in the business of cover-up. It would have been fitting if one of those raucous students at the Tucson memorial had taken the opportunity during Obama’s final dose of rhetorical treacle about Christina Taylor Green to hold up a photo of an Afghan kid blown apart last week courtesy of one of Obama’s see next page

LETTERS I’m sick of people trying to make this a gun-ownership issue To the editor, This is a response to Maxwell Futa’s letter on Jan. 4: your snarky letter chastising Mrs. Stephenson’s opinion on gun ownership and how the tragedy in Arizona could have played out differently had more people been armed was a true insight to your own lack of integrity and fortitude. Obviously we’ll never know how that situation would have played out had there been armed civilians close by, but the scenario in which Mrs. Stephenson described sounds more plausible then your little rant. You definitely seem like the type of person who would begin spraying bullets randomly into the crowd or flee in sheer terror, pushing women and children aside as you head for the nearest EXIT sign. In my experience, most registered gun owners that I know are very reserved with their weapons, and through training, practice and intelligence would only wield their weapon only in a dire situation of self preservation or protection of loved ones (aside from hunting of course). They don’t seem like the type to begin acting like ‘a cool action hero who doesn’t flinch when people start shooting and who can fly through the air in slow motion whilst shooting…”

etc, etc… Here’s my two points: One; while I believe people have the right to own firearms for hunting and protecting their houses, our states need to do a better job making sure people who are mentally unstable are unable to legally purchase weapons. That nut should have been red-flagged. Two, I’m sick of people trying to make the Arizona tragedy into a gunownership issue. If anything, it should be a mental health or a death penalty issue. Seems to me that no matter what weapon that evil freak could get his hands on, legally or not, he would have still tried to kill innocents. Evil exists, and we need to stamp it out as quickly as possible with as much empathy that he showed the people he murdered. I’m proud that our legislators are trying to widen the reach of the death penalty to protect more of its citizens. Steven Spader was a brutal murderer, yet I didn’t hear any cries for machete’s to be taken off the market. It wasn’t the weapon, it was the person. So far, on the information given to the public, the Arizona psycho sounds like one of the same. Thomas Lemay Laconia

Concealed defense weapons are much better at preventing crime To the editor, Maxwell Futa’s letter of Jan. 14 sets a new low of gross ignorance (or maybe better put, stupidity), presenting his weird nightmare as if it could be fact, while insulting those he knows nothing about, and mainly, proving he can’t read or understand what he may have tried to read. Trying to beg off by saying his beginning lies were merely sarcasm proves he knew he was wrong to write that. But then he extended his lies and confusion even more. Referring to Joan’s well thought out and well written letter as “fantasy” is both insulting to her with no basis, and insulting to the U.S. Constitution. The vast majority of Americans strongly support the U.S. Constitution, as avowed to again by the N.H. Legislature. Too bad that Maxwell didn’t observe the people in that Arizona group who DID respond to that madman, and

prevented him from reloading and killing more, using their hands (often ruled to be lethal weapons). Does Maxwell also think we must not use our hands for defense? The vast majority of criminals would NOT do the crime IF they knew there was a strong possibility that others there are likely armed and could stop him. Concealed defense weapons (including fists) are much better at preventing crime. Maxwell, making fun of your name normally would not be an objective, BUT you chose to insult an extremely intelligent and beautiful young lady. In turn, I remind all of the old detective comedy show staring Maxwell Smart (who never was), who you remind us of! I’m proud of being lucky enough to be married to Joan for over 55 years! Jack Stephenson Gilford

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LETTERS Of course, you won’t find this budget conscious own on the web To the editor, To the reader and the thunderbolts: “...the thunderbolt they always keep ready at a moment’s notice to terrify anyone to whom they are not favorably inclined.” — Erasmus. It certainly seems that opinions are only valid if they are in agreement with whatever view is desired. Erasmus summed it up apparently when it comes to budgetary issues. The spending wastrels versus the Scrooges. Disagree and be subject to the thunderbolts of rapprochement. Civility is not honored or is cloaked in sardonic comments or by a deluge of derogatory adjectives. Having perused the extensive resources in the printed media and throughout the web, I was fortunate to find a situation where budgetary woes were alleviated to the extent that a town’s budget was practically eliminated. I share this in the spirit of civility. The town of Operculucar was in the forefront of fiscal responsibility, and herein I will relate some of its’ remedies. Addressing the Public Works budget, the town solved this problem by eliminating it. No budget; no cost. Instead each resident was given a shovel — an undesirable start-up cost — and required to maintain the public road in front of their residences. Additionally, at certain times during the year, massive community clean-ups were instituted in which the residents were required to participate in. Of course some people went on extended vacations during these communitybonding times. Ironically these people were the ones who had determined the community-bonding dates. Public sanitation did not escape the cost-savings policies. Fortunately some of the community members had seen the Tony Award nominated Broadway play “Urinetown”, and a pay-as-you-pee/poo policy was inaugurated. Costs were realized as the water treatment plant was closed down and the sludge was utilized as fertilizer. Of course, the town developed a farm-like atmosphere, which was conveniently called a “back to the earth” experience. Likewise, the Recycling Facility was closed. The residents were told to bury their garbage in their backyards or in a neighbor’s backyard (as long as they did not get caught). To satisfy state regulations (no government mandates wanted here), the residents were told to inter their garbage late at night so that state investigators (who worked day shifts) would not observe these nefarious activities. Strangely enough, the recycling centers of abutting towns noticed an increase in garbage — the cause of this increase was never determined. As for the Police Department, this budget was also eliminated. Since it from preceding page Predator strikes. After all, he said apropos Green, “I want us to live up to her expectations. I want our democracy to be as good as she imagined it. All of us — we should do everything we can to make sure this country lives up to our children’s

had worked in the 1880s, a local posse was organized to deal with the misfits and those who disagreed with the ones who knew better. Trial by jury was excised and the posse was allowed to determine the severity of the punishment. Those convicted were asked to supply their own ropes — another cost saver. Some even encouraged the re-use of the same rope. Coincidentally, speeding limits were eliminated as it was deemed that drivers knew best. Especially the inebriated ones. The Fire Department was disbanded, and all of the residents (utilizing the excellent Public Works model) were provided with water buckets. It was controversial as to whether the town would provide the buckets or if it was the responsibility of the individual resident. Another start-up cost. All residents were expected to contribute to fire prevention by casting 10 bucketfuls of water on any house fires (which they were required to be at). Of course, the inebriated drivers were not allowed to be at the scene of the fires for fear they would abet the flames. This policy worked well during the autumn and the spring seasons. During the winter, ice did not suffice. The school budget was a great concern. It was finally determined that parents know what is best, and that the budget would be eviscerated. All parents were required to home-school their children. This was a tremendous financial savings. Of course, some parents cheated and sent their children to out-of-town schools. These families were ostracized with derogatory adjectives, accused of being too educated, and coerced into leaving the town. Ironically, the standardized test scores were higher for the students who had attended the out-of-town schools — this result was deemed to be a statistical anomaly. There was a ruckus concerning sports and extracurricular activities (actually a misnomer as there was no curriculum). A pay-as-you-play policy was instituted which created some problems as the students had to work to earn the money to participate, eventually causing a drastic decrease in participation (juvenile crimes increased, but surprisingly, no correlation was ascertained). Unfortunately a number of coaches and advisers resigned, but fortunately there were many more qualified experts in the community who volunteered their time and talents There were other budgetary cuts, but these were the significant ones. One interesting side-light was that two of the residents, Michael Oses and Nathaniel Oah, decided to leave the town and led their people to the “Promised Land”(one by land and two by sea). In summary, it is possible to save see next page

You’re murdering children in Afghanistan, Mr. Obama. Start right there. (Alexander Cockburn is coeditor with Jeffrey St. Clair of the muckraking newsletter CounterPunch. He is also co-author of the book “Dime’s Worth of Difference: Beyond the Lesser of Two Evils”.)


REAL ESTATE TAXES TOO HIGH? REAL ESTATE TAX ABATEMENT DEADLINE MARCH 1, 2011 As you may have read in recent business and economic reports, real estate tax assessments in many New Hampshire municipalities have not been reduced to reflect some very significant, if not drastic drops in current fair market values. Laconia’s controversial 2010 re-assessment analyzed only 528 recent sales to construct a so-called statistical model and standard methodology to predict selling prices, and not a fee appraisal assessing each single property. According to Stephan Hamilton, Director of the Property Appraisal Division of the New Hampshire Department of Revenue Administration “mass appraisal is not easy to do and not perfect. It is difficult to do at best, and especially with so few sales”. State statutes require that real estate tax assessments be based on current fair market values. It is recommended that you review your current tax assessment given current market conditions, as you may find that your property is assessed disproportionally higher than current market value. This office has successfully represented a number of property owners in central New Hampshire in recent months, whose tax assessments have been reduced, and in some cases, very substantially. Should you conclude after reviewing your current assessment that your property may be over-assessed, and wish to consider filing for a Real Estate Tax Abatement, please contact our office for further information as to the process involved, and the terms of our representation of your interest. Since the deadline for filing the Tax Abatement Application is Tuesday, March 1, 2011, and lead time is necessary to perform an appraisal, it is important to TAKE ACTION NOW, if you wish to file a Tax Abatement Application by March 1, 2011. CALL FOR MORE INFORMATION TODAY BROUILLARD & BROUILLARD, PLLC PHILIP A. BROUILLARD, ESQUIRE 16 ACADEMY STREET LACONIA, NEW HAMPSHIRE 603.524.4450

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We’re grateful for support of exceptionally successful house tour To the editor, The Opechee Garden Club is reveling in its exceptionally successful Homes for the Holidays house tour, Boutique and Raffle held in December. We are grateful to all members for their time and talents, as well as local businesses and the community for its support. Working together we created a warm and welcoming community event, with proceeds returned to the community. A project of this scale can only be accomplished with the involvement and dedication of many. A selected variety of homes in Gilford and Laconia as well the historic Belknap Mill, all festively dressed for the holidays and offering decorating ideas, were showcased to visitors from throughout New England. Special thanks go to the homeowners whose generosity makes this event possible: Cindy and Ned Beebe, Alice and Bill Contardo, Jeannette and Willett Malone, Holly and Bob Raus, and Brenda Stowe. We gratefully acknowledge the collaboration with the Belknap Mill, its trustees, Director, John Moriarty (our official greeter in top hat!) along with administrative assistant, Nancy Paquette. We appreciate the involvement of those who contributed so much to the holiday atmosphere by their performances: Jane Ellis, pianist; Gilford High School Chorus, lead by Denise Sanborn; Jerry Murphy, guitarist; and the Just Love to Sing Dickens Caroler. We appreciate too the delightful snowflakes created by Ellen Peters’ Gilford Third Graders, the assistance provided by the staff of both the Gilford and Laconia libraries, South Down Garden Club members, and Prescott Florists. Major underwriters and sponsors key to our success were: Laconia Savings Bank, MB Tractor and Equipment, and Belknap Landscape Co. We appreciate the willingness to help from Dale Squires, Belknap Landscaping, Bill and Sally Bickford of Kitchen Cravings, Bill at Meadowbrook Musical Arts Center, Craig Beane, Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette, and Gilbert Granite as well as the local media including The Daily Sun. Local support was also provided by American Cottage, Brouillard & Brouilllard PLLC, Dave’s Motorboat Shoppe, Deb Cotton/Coldwell Banker, Gunstock Inn, Hector’s, Jean’s Creative Designs, JG Realty, Jerico’s, Lamb’s

Ear Yarns, LR Italian Cultural Club, LR Party, MC Cycle & Sport, O Steaks & Seafood, Patrick’s Pub, Penny Pitou Travel, Sawyer’s Dairy Bar, Stone Gate Vineyard & Winery, Taylor Community, and VCA Animal Hospitals. Many thanks to our own Jo Connolly and her committee for adding yet another dimension to our event by creating the club’s award-winning entry in the Belknap Mill’s “Trees for the Holidays” exhibit using the theme based on The Christmas Cardinal. Raffle chairman, Helen Murphy, was thrilled with the donated items from Marnie Schultz, Sharon Tyler, Jean Vaillancourt among others. Following is the listing of winners: Boxwood Tree, Kristy Smith, Westford, MA; Framed Pressed Flowers, Joyce Lemay, Chichester; Skiers, David Albert, Laconia; Child’s Rocker, Carole Bateson, North Tewksbury, MA; Christmas Pillow, Liz Tilton, Laconia; Step Stool, Janice Hammond, Belmont; and Wall hanging, Elaine Gillis, Meredith. We extend our thanks to Helen and our other chairmen Becky Gage, Greens Boutique; Sandy Hickok, Hostesses; Judy Riley, Refreshments; Sally Clark/Esther Bettencourt, Signage; Beth Clow/Susan Primeau, Tickets; Suzanne Perley, Program; Phyllis Corrigan, Advertising; Judy Nelson/Gail Brewer, Greens, our bakers, elves, and hostesses, and to our Home Decorating Chairs: Debbie Cotton, Sandy Gove, Sandy Hickok, Betty Hovey, Carmel Lancia, Marie Osburn, Judy Robertson, Barbara Sargent, Miriam Smith, Carolyn Temmallo, Sharon Tyler, Jean Vaillancourt, and event chairpersons pulling it all together Carolyn Temmallo and Sandy Gove. This is also an opportunity to extend a huge ‘thanks’ to our understanding spouses especially those who are often working quietly behind the scenes: Dick Brouillard, Jack Clark, Steve Gove, Merrill Greene, Rich Hickok, Tony Lancia, Jerry Murphy, Bob Pegg, Hank Sargent, Bob Smith and Jim Temmallo. The funds raised will provide scholarships, grants, and support for area non profits and programs as well as other community betterment. All in all, Opechee Garden Club had a full and rewarding December thanks to so many. Carmel Lancia, President Opechee Garden Club

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budget was also deleted. There was a concern that outsiders would intimidate the fiscally-minded residents (those that were left or were right). Hopefully those with a sense of humor are amused, and those who are not will not be themselves — the wielders of thunderbolts. Frank M. Weeks Gilmanton Iron Works

money by exercising fiscal responsibility by utilizing “shared sacrifice”. This town did show the way for the rest of the world, and the residents that stayed are proud of the heritage they left behind. Those that stayed were right. Of course, if you want to find this town on the world-wide web, it would be impossible because the Internet

THE LACONIA DAILY SUN, Saturday, January 15, 2011 — Page 7

Farah sees clear distinction between FRM ‘investors’ & ‘lenders’; position could benefit those who held mortgages By Gail OBer


CONCORD — Although he admitted stealing at least $20 million from his victims, what the Meredith man who ran a multi-million dollar Ponzi scheme testified to in U.S. Bankruptcy Court yesterday may challenge the power of the bankruptcy trustee to take much of what’s left. Under questioning from James Donchess, the lawyer representing Bankruptcy Trustee Steven Notinger, Scott Farah said there were two distinct groups of people — investors who owned a portion of Financial Resources Mortgage, Inc. and lenders, who used his company to lend money to borrowers and got mortgages in their names in return. Farah, who could be sentenced on Wednesday to up to 19 1/2 years in federal prison for his admitted role in the $80 to $100-million Ponzi scheme, was being deposed as part of Notinger’s defense against those who are challenging his assertion that all of the money that passed through CL&M (FRM’s servicing arm) should be part of the bankruptcy. A bankruptcy trustee is paid on a percentage of recovery. If it’s not considered part of the bankruptcy, the trustee cannot take his percentage. Farah’s deposition was taped yesterday and continues on Tuesday because his impending incarceration in an as-yet-undetermined federal prison will make him unavailable for further depositions without incurring great expense. “Investors is the incorrect term,” Farah said to Donchess who has all along defined the people who lent money through Farah by the word “investors” and not “lenders.” “Investor, lender, there was only one account, and many dollars not in reserve,” said Donchess. Farah replied that there was “never” a situation where people sent in money without knowing what it was buying. “There were reserves for construction?” asked Donchess. “Correct,” said Farah. There were reserves for interest?” asked Donchess. “Correct.” said Farah. “Money for investors or ‘lenders?’” asked Donchess. “Incorrect,” said Farah. “It’s a big distinction. They [lenders] only sent money in when they were funding a specific transaction,” Farah continued, adding that a letter was sent to each lender confirming the specific loan. “You’re supposed to answer my questions,” exploded Donchess. “Your function is to answer my questions not to give speeches.” When Farah smiled and nodded, Donchess accused him of smirking. “You’re smirking. You think this is funny?” he said his face reddening. “I am not smirking,” replied Farah. In earlier proceedings, Farah admitted to almost never having enough money to operate FRM and still satisfy his outstanding obligations to his

lenders. He has said part of the reason he asked Donald Dodge to create CL&M in 2005 was to set up a “line of credit” he could tap in to, money he now admits wasn’t his to borrow or Dodge’s to lend. He said he needed the “line of credit” to pay back real investors — or those who actually bought shares of Financial Resources Assistance of the Lakes Region, the company’s name when it was originally founded, because the Bureau of Securities ordered him to after an investigation revealed he sold the initial investments without license. He admitted to owing them about $2 to $3-million and using his initial line of credit with CL&M to pay them back. When FRM collapsed in Novemeber of 2009, the line of credit was just over $20-million. Farah also took direct questions from Susan McIlvene — the woman who made a number of mortgage loans through FRM and who has been in the forefront of the challenge to the bankruptcy trustee’s claim on all of the mortgages. While many of the McIlvene’s mortgage loans have been repaid by the borrowers, the money remains in an escrow account and unavailable to her and her husband unless they agree to give part of it to the bankruptcy trustees. Although this is not the first time Farah has testified in public, it is the first time he’s faced any direct questions from one of his former clients. As she readied her questions, lawyers, most of whom refused to tell reporters who they were or who they represented, drew up closer to the table to better hear her. After introducing herself, she asked him if he “persuaded or offered” loan packages to his lenders, to which he replied that he got hundreds of requests for loans, would select the best ones and create summaries that he distributed to potential lenders. “The lenders would choose?” McIlvene asked. “Yes Ma’am. It was always lender choice,” he said noting the money would go to CL&M, the loan would close and the mortgage deed would get recorded at the appropriate registry. “Did CL&M maintain statements?” she asked. “Yes. Every disbursement called for a notification to the lender,” he said, adding that CL&M did the tax reporting for the lender. He said the tax forms for the borrows and lenders had to be direct offsets and FRM’s income was based on commissions the company took for the transactions. Farah said he gave CL&M a portion for its income but he didn’t know what figures Donald Dodge used for CL&M’s taxes. He told her that if a lender had made a construction loan, every disbursement to the borrower would be accompanied by a statement to the lender regarding its use. After the hearing adjourned, McIlvene said she was “thrilled to death” that Farah had clarified the difference between lenders and investors. see next page

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from preceding page “We were lending and we were using his services,” she said, noting that recorded deeds are basic property law. When she was asked how she felt about Farah, she acknowledged that she and her husband had about $500,000 in loans that never closed and that Farah defrauded her. “At this point, we have to put that aside,” she said.

“Yes he did steal from us and no he has not apologized, but his clarification on this issue has helped us tremendously.” The taped deposition resumes Tuesday morning and presumably attorneys challenging the trustees claim to the loan proceeds will question Farah. Farah and Dodge will be sentenced Wednesday morning in U.S. Federal Court, District of New Hampshire.

FARAH from page one expenses in what authorities have called a Ponzi scheme. He accumulated more than $20 million in debt. Farah has cooperated with law enforcement, said his lawyer, Michael Ramsdell. Farah himself was in federal court Friday, testifying about the firm in a related bankruptcy case. And last month, he testified at a hearing conducted by the state Bureau of Securities Regulation looking into the collapse of the Meredith firm in 2009. “Mr. Farah offered to cooperate with the government weeks before the government had any idea about the details or the magnitude of the fraud,” said the motion filed by Ramsdell. “Significantly, Mr. Farah’s cooperation includes the fact that his co-defendant Donald Dodge did not agree to plead guilty until after he knew that Mr. Farah had agreed to plead guilty and to testify against Dodge.” Later on, the motion says, “In a very real sense, Mr. Farah was the lead investigator against himself.” During Friday’s hearing, one of the people who put up money for the mortgages, Susan McIlvene, who lost $800,000, was allowed to question Farah. She said he helped explain how he brokered the mortgages and the relationship of lenders to the firm.

Bankruptcy trustee James Donchess is contesting whether those who lent the money for the mortgages or the bankrupt company controls the assets financed by the firm. A judge ultimately will decide. “I think we finally got the truth on the table,” McIlvene said. Dodge, 67, who also is scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday, had pleaded guilty to wire fraud and reached a plea agreement with prosecutors last year that proposed a 10-year sentence. A similar sentencing memorandum filed for him Friday afternoon asked for a five-year sentence. It was accompanied by letters of support from family and friends, including Harry Bean, a client whose family lost $3.5 million through the firm. “It is our opinion that Don’s involvement was not done with malice or intent to defraud, rather he trusted someone that betrayed him,” Bean’s letter said. Farah, in his motion, asks that he serve his sentence in the low-security federal prison in Petersburg, Va. Most of his family is within two or three hours of the prison and relatives are committed to visiting him, the motion said. Dodge has asked to serve his time in a Pennsylvania prison.

MEREDITH from page one it calls a wage “adjustment,” which Town Manager Phil Warren said would be distributed among all municipal employees at a uniform percentage rate and incorporated into their base pay. Chuck Palm, who chairs the Selectboard, said that the board looked back over the past several years and particularly this year, when employees went without either cost-of-living adjustments (COLAs) or step raises. “We felt it was about time something was done,” he said, emphasizing the contributions of employees to increasing the efficiency and lowering the cost of government operations. “We wanted

to provide some form of recognition that people have done a good job.” Selectman Colette Worsman agreed that the adjustment “recognized their herculean efforts during the past two years.” She said that the $72,500 represented “an amount of money we were able to carve out without compromising services or raising taxes.” “First and foremost,” said Selectman Peter Brothers, “doing something for our employees is appropriate. They have participated and sacrificed in holding the line on increased spending and higher taxes.” He said that employees played a major part in closing 2010 with a surplus of $465,000, representing funds appropriated but not expended, despite a very tight budget. see next page Monday Night CRIBBAGE! Starting at 6pm All Levels Welcome $10 ~ Includes Cribbage & Munchies!

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Michelle Welkes, 41

NORTHFIELD — Michelle (Urbanowicz) Welkes, age 41, of Northfield, died suddenly on Tuesday, January 11, 2011 after a brief illness. Michelle had been a Stratford, Connecticut resident for many years prior to moving to New Hampshire. She was currently employed as a home health aide, a job that she really loved. She was a very compassionate person and very easy to talk to. She was very devoted to her family and after taking care of her grandmother for many years, she decided to pursue a career in health care. from preceding page

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like COLA, merit pay or bonus, the board indicated it was taking a fresh approach to wages and salaries by not ensuring annual increases. “If we find $72,500 or some amount next year, okay,” Palm said, “but if not, then . . .” Likewise, Warren stressed that the increase is “only for this year,” to reward employees for having “gone the extra mile,” but added that the board was “very sensitive that pay increases should not be considered entitlements.” “I am thrilled,” exclaimed Worsman, who in 2007 chaired a committee that she claimed found that Meredith paid more for comparable positions than three-quarters of the municipalities in its peer group. She noted that “those employed in the private sector, who are paying the bills, do not enjoy the wages, benefits and job security of many public employees.” She said that the board was committed to “balancing expenditures and revenues and not raising taxes. All five of us are in harmony.”

Brothers, who initiated the conversation about compensation early in the budget process, emphasized the importance of treating employees fairly. “The easy way out,” he remarked, “would be to say the economy is tough and there will be no increases.” At the same time, he said that the board was agreed not “to go back to the old ways,” but instead to send a message that pay raises should be “discretionary rather than entitlements.” The board has wrestled with compensation since 2008, when it withheld a COLA for employees only to have it restored to the budget by Town Meeting. A year later the selectmen withheld steps increases while awarding a COLA, despite a call by Selectman Miller Lovett to replace it with a bonus contingent on ending the fiscal year with a surplus of at least $100,000. At the time, then selectmen Bob Flanders declared “as far as I am concerned, the COLA is a sacred cow.” “Absolutely nothing is sacred any longer,” Worsman said. — Michael Kitch

TUNISIA from page 2 nation. The country was under the caretaker leadership of the prime minister who took control, the role of the army in the transition was unknown, and it was uncertain whether Ben Ali’s departure would be enough to restore calm. The ouster followed the country’s largest protests in generations and weeks of escalating unrest, sparked by one man’s suicide and fueled by social media, cell phones and young people who have seen relatively little benefit from Tunisia’s recent economic growth. Thousands of demonstrators from all walks of life rejected Ben Ali’s promises of change and mobbed Tunis, the capital, to demand that he leave.

The government said at least 23 people have been killed in the riots, but opposition members put the death toll at more than three times that. On Friday, police repeatedly clashed with protesters, some of whom climbed onto the entrance roof of the dreaded Interior Ministry, widely believed for years to be a place where the regime’s opponents were tortured. With clouds of tear gas and black smoke drifting over the city’s whitewashed buildings, Prime Minister Mohammed Ghannouchi went on state television to announce that he was assuming power in this North African nation known mostly for its wide sandy beaches and ancient ruins.

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UZI from page 2 Bennett said, “I thought he was punished enough.” The 12 jurors heard testimony over seven days and began deliberating Thursday afternoon. Bennett said he will now consider what to do with the cases of two co-defendants, Domenico Spano of New Milford, Conn., and Carl Giuffre of Hartford, Conn., who have machine gun licenses and brought the Uzi and other automatic weapons to the expo that day. Both have pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter. Bennett said he will be meeting with a judge on Tuesday to discuss those cases. Bennett had argued that Fleury was criminally reckless in running the event because he allowed children to illegally shoot machine guns under the supervision of a firing range officer who was 15 at the time and didn’t have a firearms license or certification. Fleury’s lawyer, Rosemary Curran Scapicchio, denied the allegations and blamed the boy’s father, emergency room Dr. Charles Bizilj, for allowing Christopher and his then-11-year-old brother Colin to shoot such a dangerous weapon. Scapicchio noted that Charles Bizilj signed a waiver at the expo acknowledging the risks, including death, and absolving anyone of liability if something bad happened. The teenage range officer, Michael Spano, also wasn’t charged. Charles Bizilj testified about the aftermath of the accident. “Chris was on the ground. I ran over to him,” Bizilj testified. “His eyes were open. ... I tried to talk to him and he didn’t respond. I put my hand behind his head to pick him up and there was a large portion of his cranium missing.” Bizilj said he thought the event would be safe and well-supervised. Bennett asked him if he had concerns about safety that day. “You can imagine this

has gone through my head a thousand times,” Bizilj testified. The machine gun shoot drew hundreds of people from as far away as Maine and Virginia to the Sportsman’s Club’s 375-acre compound. An advertisement said it would include machine gun demonstrations and rentals and free handgun lessons. “It’s all legal & fun — No permits or licenses required!!!!” read an ad on the club’s Web site. “You will be accompanied to the firing line with a Certified Instructor to guide you. But You Are In Control — “FULL AUTO ROCK & ROLL,” the ad said. Bennett said the ads falsely said no permits or licenses were required. He said state law bars children from shooting machine guns. Scapicchio said there’s an exemption in state law that allows minors to shoot certain automatic weapons if they’re supervised by someone with a firearms license, but Bennett said the exemption doesn’t apply to machines guns. Charles and Suzanne Bizilj, who got divorced last July, filed a lawsuit alleging negligence against the Westfield Sportsman’s Club, Fleury and two others. It was settled last month for about $700,000, but Fleury wasn’t part of the settlement, Scapicchio said. Last year, the Sportsman’s Club settled criminal allegations by agreeing to pay a $1,000 fine and donate $10,000 to children’s charities. Fleury was chief for two decades at the small police department in Pelham, about 7 miles east of Amherst. He went out on leave after the shooting accident, never returned to duty and eventually retired. In 2003, Pelham officials took undisclosed administrative action against Fleury after he discharged a loaded rifle during a gun safety class he was teaching. No one was injured and Fleury said in a public apology he would take steps to prevent similar incidents.

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LACONIA from page one council also looks after children administration, but also must concern itself with “what taxpayers can afford.” Dassatti explained that although Laconia was slated to receive an additional $2.5-million in state aid in 2011-2012, the legislative leadership has indicated that funding will be frozen at least for the next biennium. He feared that instead of more state aid, the district could receive less. Hamel reminded the School Board members that he voted to authorize funding for the renovation of the Huot Technical Center on the understanding that any increase in state aid would be applied to the project in order to avoid the need for borrowing. Dassatti readily assured him “that is still the case. I have my fingers crossed.” Scott Vachon said that the school district faced increases of $490,000 in health insurance premiums, $190,000 in retirement contributions and $32,000 in transportation costs, all of which are contractual obligations. The board also projects appropriating $243,000 to sustain all-day kindergarten, which Superintendent Bob Champlin expected would be met by trimming fourth and fifth grade costs and drawing on some federal funds. Finally, Vachon said $200,000 was designated for the Huot Technical Center project. Altogether, he foresaw increased expenditures of $1,155,000, without including the outcome of contract negotiations with the unions representing district employees. Following the ruling by the New Hampshire Supreme Court, the tax cap is no longer binding. Nevertheless, City Manager Eileen Cabanel presented her calculation of the increase in the amount to be raised by taxes that would be within the limits of the cap. The tax cap limits the annual increase in the amount raised by property taxes to the rate of inflation, measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI), and the value of new construction, calculated by applying the current property tax rate to the value of value of building permits less the value of demolition permits as of March 31. With a CPI of 1.6-percent and $12-million of new construction, the tax commitment could rise by $845,128, or 2.2-percent — from $37.9-million to $38.8-million — with $491,722 of the growth allocated to the city and $292,365, consisting of both local and state property taxes, to the schools. The balance would be applied to the county apportionment. see next page

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Laconia police awarded national accreditation status; ceremony to be held Jan. 20 LACONIA — The Police Department has been awarded a status of National Accreditation through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies. The award signifies the department has successfully met a body of internationally recognized professional standards and practices in law enforcement accreditation, as governed by the CALEA credentialing program. Local police officials will be officially be presented with the award at a ceremony that will be held on Thursday, Jan. 20 at 4 p.m. in the community room of the police station on New Sales Street. Police are inviting the public to join them in this award presentation and celebration of excellence within the community. Questions or comments can be directed to Lt. Matt Canfield or Captain William Clary at 524-5257. from preceding page Moreover, Cabanel noted that last year the council authorized but did not issue $2-million worth of general obligation bonds. She said that the initial principal and interest payment of $207,500 has been included in the debt schedule could be spent without exceeding the limits of the tax cap. As Hamel wondered “are we going to take advantage of that,” Cabanel said that “we need to have that conversation sooner rather than later.” Offering his personal opinion, Lipman repeated “our goal should be not to raise more by taxes.” “I think we should do the best we can to come in at zero,” echoed Hamel. “We’re asking that of the City Manager,” he continued and turning to Dassatti added “and probably we’ll be asking that of you.” Dassatti said that the School Board would work to the same guidelines. He invited the councilors to “Super Saturday” and in return, Lipman encouraged School Board members to join the council on January 24, when it would host the city’s legislative delegation. He said that the future of funding for the school system and the county nursing home was foremost on the agenda for discussion with lawmakers. Before meeting with legislators, the City Council and School Board will meet in non-public session to consider contract negotiations with the unions representing their respective employees.

ST. JAMES CHURCH 876 North Main St. (Rt. 106) Opp. Opechee Park “The Episcopal Church Welcomes You”

Holy Eucharist:


ANNUAL MEETING January 30th at 11:15 a.m.

Saturday: 5PM Sunday: 8AM & 10AM

Nursery Nook in Sanctuary

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The Laconia Police Department is now one of only nine nationally accredited law enforcement agencies in the State of New Hampshire. CALEA nationally accredited law enforcement agencies receive their awards after participating in a process that involves a commitment of personnel and other resources. The process can take up to 36

‘Thin’ Celtics beat Charlotte behind Shaq & Allen BOSTON (AP) — Shaquille O’Neal huffed and puffed and even knocked his free throws down. Already short-handed with injuries, the Boston Celtics were suddenly even thinner because of fouls and forced to play their biggest, oldest player a season-high 35 minutes. And the 38-year-old hauled his giant body through it all, scoring 23 points, pulling down five rebounds and blocking five shots as the Celtics held off the Charlotte Bobcats 99-94 on Friday night. “Shaq wants to play, but he doesn’t want to play 35 minutes,” Boston coach Doc Rivers said. Rivers and Shaq didn’t have much choice. Kevin Garnett was out for the ninth straight game and Paul Pierce was on the bench nearly half of Friday because of foul trouble, which also depleted the reserves Rivers called on to step in and stop the streaking Bobcats. So O’Neal got rest when he could, then was right back on the court. He was 10 for 12 from the field and capped it off by making all three of his foul shots. “I knew that whatever happened I was going to be ready. I’ve been in foul trouble and haven’t really played a lot of minutes so there was really no excuse for me to be tired,” O’Neal said. “I just came out and got a few more touches tonight and just did what I do.” Rajon Rondo added 18 points and 13 assists and Ray Allen scored eight of his 19 in the fourth quarter, leading Boston on a 10-2 run that broke open the game.

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The Celtics were also without Jermaine O’Neal, who is out indefinitely with a sore left knee that acted up on him earlier in the week. But that doesn’t mean Rivers expected to push Shaq like he had to Friday. “With Shaq, it’s just too many minutes,” Rivers said. “We had no choice. It’s not a big deal for one night. I don’t worry about it. And we don’t play again until Monday, so that’s nice. It came at the right moment. Gerald Wallace led Charlotte with 20 points. D.J. Augustin added 19 points and Stephen Jackson scored 13 for the Bobcats, who fell to 6-3 under interim coach Paul Silas. “Mentally we’ve got to come with it a little bit more,” Silas said. “It’s a mental game. That’s what I told those guys — 90 percent of it is mental and we are just not there yet.” The Celtics needed a big night from their starters because their reserves combined for just nine points and six rebounds against the Bobcats, who were in it right up until a surge midway through the fourth quarter put the Celtics in command for good. O’Neal opened the fourth with a three-point play, getting a bonus free throw because of a lane violation, but the pesky Bobcats wouldn’t go away and got Pierce to commit his fifth foul with 8:42 left in the game and Boston up 76-72. Wallace hit a jumper to cut the margin to two, but the Celtics responded with a 10-2 run.


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months to complete. During this period, all aspects of the agency’s policies, procedures, management, operations and support services are examined in detail. In addition, each agency conducts a detailed self-assessment and participates in an on-site review by a team of CALEA assessors, composed of experienced public safety practitioners.

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(Traditional Catholic Latin Rite) The Traditional Latin Rite Mass has been celebrated and revered by the Popes of the Church from time immemorial to POPE JOHN PAUL II who requested that it have “a wide and generous application.”

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Music Ministry: The Wesley Choir

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Wherever you may be on life’s journey, you are welcome here! Social Fellowship follows the 9:30 service.

Nursery Care available in Parish House

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MEREDITH — Linda F. Constant, 61, of 138 Parade Road, died at the Lakes Region General Hospital, Laconia on Wednesday, January 12, 2011. Linda was born July 8, 1949 in Laconia, the daughter of the late Clayton A. and Grace (Gilson) Ford. She was a lifelong resident of the Lakes Region and had been employed at Molex for thirty-eight years, retiring in 2005. For the past four years, she was employed by ATS in New Hampton until retiring due to illness. She enjoyed fishing, motorcycling, auto racing and traveling. Survivors include her husband of forty-one years, Roy E. Constant, of Meredith; a daughter, Grace V. Constant- Marquis and her husband, Eric, of Belmont; one granddaughter, Shelby; a sister, Kather-

‘Let’s Read Together’ and other parenting programs offered at Family Resource Center of Central NH

LACONIA – The Family Resource Center of Central New Hampshire, in partnership with other NH agencies, will offer four free parenting programs during the month of February. “Let’s Read Together: The Why, What, and How of Reading to Babies, Toddlers, and Young Children” will meet from 9:30 — 11 a.m. on Wednesday, February 2, 9, 16, and 23. Elena Acosta of the NH State Parent Information and Resource Center will provide this four-part series to assist families in helping children become strong readers. All of the workshops in this series are designed for parents of infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. Each session teaches the important skills needed to explore language, language development, and encourage an early love of books. Parents will learn fun, practical, easy-to-learn tips and ideas on how to introduce books and sounds and are invited to attend one or more workshops. On-site childcare will be provided.

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ine C. Gerlarneau, of Moultonboro and several nephews and nieces. In addition to her parents, Linda was predeceased by her stepmother, Rita (Sawyer) Ford, and by a brother, Wayne C. Ford. There will be no calling hours. A Memorial Service will be held in the spring. For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to American Lung Association of N.H. 20 Warren Street, Suite 4, Concord, NH 03301. Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. is assisting the family. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.

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“Cooperative Co-Parenting” will meet from 5:30 — 8 p.m. on Thursday, February 3, 10, and 17. This free three-part series is for non-married, separated, or divorced parents and caregivers raising children together who share separate households. Presenters Jay Apicelli, MS, family mediator and Human Services educator; Janice L. McLaughlin, attorney at law and G.A.L.; and Tammy Emery, Step Ahead family support specialist, Lakes Region Community Services, will facilitate. Topics to be covered will include coping through separation and transitions; skills training for dealing with stress and anger; positive communication strategies; tools to reduce conflict in the life of your child — and yours; negotiating agreements; child rearing decision making; and mediation and guardianship. Dinner will be served from 5:30 — 6 p.m. Onsite childcare will be provided and assistance with transportation is available with advance notice and approval. “Understanding Children’s Growth & Development — A Nurturing Skills Module” will meet from 5:30 — 8 p.m. on Thursday, February 10, 17, 24, and March 10 and 17. This free module will focus on understanding the stages of growth and development and on establishing nurturing routines. Two similar programs will be offered for parents with younger or older children. Erin Klasen of the Family Resource Center and Julie Sichelstiel of Casey Family Services will present the program for parents of young children. Sue Cagle of UNH Cooperative Extension and Kitty Kiefer of New Beginnings will present a program for parents of older children and teens. see next page

Indoor soccer clinic and games offered by Laconia Parks & Recreation beginning February 4 LACONIA — An indoor soccer program for children, sponsored by the Parks & Recreation Departmet, will be held from 6:30 — 8:30 p.m. on Fridays beginning February 4. The first hour will be a clinic to learn how to play indoor soccer and the second hour will be spent play-

ing games. The cost will be $40 per child for a four-week session. Two age groups may enroll: children age 4 – 7 and children age 8 – 12. Ito register for this program or get more information, call the Parks & Recreation office at 524-5046.

Senior Moment-um program to serve up ‘Chicken Soup for the Soul’ at Gilford Community Church January 24 GILFORD — Senior Momentum participants will be treated to “Chicken Soup for the Soul” during a lunch and story program sponsored by the Parks and Recreation Department at the Community Church at noon on Monday, January 24.

Fresh home-made chicken soup with bread and butter and stories to warm the heart will be on the menu at Fellowship Hall. The event is free, but reservations are required by Friday, January 21. For more information or to RSVP, call Parks and Recreation at 527-4722.

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — The latest idea for a real-life cameo on the CBS drama “The Good Wife” — former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld — has been nixed before it even got anywhere. The Golden Globe-nominated drama has had public figures occasionally appear as themselves, including Vernon Jordan, Lou Dobbs and Joe Trippi. Producers of the show said Friday they were writing an episode with

a role for Rumsfeld, who was the defense secretary in George W. Bush and Gerald Ford’s administrations. Robert King, who produces the show with his wife Michelle, said he wanted Rumsfeld to appear as a witness in a lawsuit, testifying about why aggressive interrogation techniques like water-boarding are sometimes needed during wartime. “It’s an episode about moral relativism about what is considered torture and what is not,” Robert King said.

from preceding page Dinner will be served from 5:30 — 6 p.m. Onsite childcare will be provided and assistance with transportation is available with advance notice and approval. “Parents Meeting the Challenge” will meet from 6 — 8:30 p.m. on Wednesdays, beginning February 16. The National Alliance on Mental Illness NH (NAMI NH) is offering this free eight-session educational program for parents and primary caregivers of children and adolescents with serious emotional and/or behavioral disorders. The curriculum will provide tools, strategies, and information to help parents meet the challenges of parenting a child with emotional and behavioral disorders, to navigate

and advocate for their child’s mental health needs. This program is taught by parents, with both knowledge and personal experience, who are specially trained in the program. Advance registration is requested for these programs. Limited space is available. Attendance certificates will be provided. To register for “Let’s Read,” “Cooperative Co-Parenting,” and “Understanding Children’s Growth & Development,”call Tricia Murphy, Lakes Region Community Services, at 524-1741 or e-mail For “Parents Meeting the Challenge,” contact Susan Allen-Samuel at 2426264 or e-mail

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By Holiday Mathis SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You will be filled with fresh courage and the heart to take on a task you have already failed at several times before. Your brave tenacity will win in the end. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Though in many ways you do fit in with your current environment, there are still times when you feel out of place. So carve out your own niche. Create an environment around yourself in which you will be totally accepted. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). There are two ways in which you will stand apart from the crowd. First, in the midst of all the activity, you will remain still. Secondly, when others are lost in the dark, you will be quick and bright. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Making friends is not about having the most interesting thing to say. It’s about making others feel more interesting because you give them your full attention. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Just because a person has power does not mean that he or she has greatness. You are keenly aware of your leaders and will come to understand their character as you continue to observe. TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Jan. 15). Change is in the air. You like not knowing precisely what the year will bring, though you have an inkling it’s going to be good! You’ll be proud of how you are able to help your family this month. February brings a symbol of affection that you will cherish for years to come. Professional gains are made in May. Aquarius and Scorpio people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 7, 14, 39, 20 and 46.


ARIES (March 21-April 19). It’s the perfect day for creating accountability and collecting data. Determine which records and stats need to be kept, and set up an organized system for doing so. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Life is simpler when you follow the protocol. The honor you give to your elders will be silently appreciated and noted. The respect you give will come back to you in time. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Why waste time worrying about what will probably never happen? By doing only what feels fun, easy and right to you, you will free your mind of heavy and unpleasant thoughts. CANCER (June 22-July 22). The 30th president of the United States was your sign mate, and he said, “Nothing is more common than an unsuccessful man with talent. ... Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.” -- Calvin Coolidge LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Circumstances will cause you to examine the character of those around you. If you feel confident that a person is honest, has integrity and will be loyal, that person will make the cut. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You’ll give yourself plenty to do because you have discovered an important secret: Idleness is boring if you have too much of it. You will only appreciate the leisure you fight for, sweat for or steal. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Sometimes the worst horse wins the gold cup. You’ll witness such an unlikely occurrence today, which will simultaneously restore and rock your faith.

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––––––– ALMANAC ––––––– Today is Saturday, Jan. 15, the 15th day of 2011. There are 350 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 15, 1961, a U.S. Air Force radar tower off the New Jersey coast collapsed into the Atlantic Ocean during a severe storm, killing all 28 men aboard. (The structure was known as “Texas Tower 4” because of its resemblance to an oil platform.) On this date: In 1559, England’s Queen Elizabeth I was crowned in Westminster Abbey. In 1777, the people of New Connecticut declared their independence. (The tiny republic later became the state of Vermont.) In 1844, the University of Notre Dame received its charter from the state of Indiana. In 1929, civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. was born in Atlanta. In 1943, work was completed on the Pentagon, headquarters of the U.S. Department of War (now Defense). In 1947, the mutilated remains of 22-yearold Elizabeth Short, who came to be known as the “Black Dahlia,” were found in a vacant Los Angeles lot; her slaying remains unsolved. In 1967, the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League defeated the Kansas City Chiefs of the American Football League 35-10 in the first AFL-NFL World Championship Game, retroactively known as Super Bowl I. In 1971, the recently completed Aswan High Dam in Egypt was dedicated during a ceremony attended by President Anwar Sadat and Soviet President Nikolai Podgorny. In 1981, the police drama series “Hill Street Blues” premiered on NBC. In 2009, US Airways Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger ditched his Airbus 320 in the Hudson River after a flock of birds disabled both the plane’s engines; all 155 people aboard survived. One year ago: United Nations humanitarian chief John Holmes appealed for more than $560 million to help three million victims of the earthquake in Haiti, calling it “a huge and a horrifying catastrophe.” Washington Wizards star Gilbert Arenas pleaded guilty to carrying a pistol without a license in the District of Columbia, a felony. (Arenas was sentenced to a month in a halfway house and suspended until the end of the season by the NBA.) Today’s Birthdays: Actress Margaret O’Brien is 74. Actress Andrea Martin is 64. Actor-director Mario Van Peebles is 54. Actor James Nesbitt is 46. Singer Lisa Lisa (Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam) is 44. Actor Chad Lowe is 43. Alt-country singer Will Oldham (aka “Bonnie Prince Billy”) is 41. Actress Regina King is 40. Actor Eddie Cahill is 33. Rapper/ reggaeton artist Pitbull is 30.


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6th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration in Laconia. 3:30 to 6 p.m. in the Laconia Middle School cafeteria. Hosted by the Laconia Human Relations Committee and the Laconia Refugee Connections Committee. All are invited to bring food and music selections. Drinks will be provided. Open auditions for the Streetcar Company’s production of “The Music Man”. 7 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Gilford. Many roles, singing and non-singing, for male and female actors. Show dates at the Inter-Lakes Community Auditorium in Meredith are April 8-10. For more information call director J. Alward at 527-0752 or producer Matt Demko at 387-2588. Annual meeting of the Armand J. Laramie chapter of the Babe Ruth League. 6:30 p.m. in the community room at the Laconia Police Department on New Salem Street. For more information call Bill Lamb at 279-6058. Watch the Patiots and the Jets on the big screen at the Meredith Community Center. 4:30 p.m. Pot luck. Bring your own dish to share if your like. Free. Child supervision provided. The Richter Uzur Due in concert at Brewster Academy’s Anderson Hall in Wolfeboro. 2 p.m. Presented by the Wolfeboro Friends of Music. For tickets call 569-2151 or visit

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Lakes Region Real Estate Market Report / Roy Sanborn

Winnisquam and Winnipesaukee December 2010 sales report December 2010 turned out to be a very strong month for sales on Winnipesaukee with nine waterfront properties exchanging hands compared to just four last December. The average sales price came in at $1,306,044 which is up just slightly compared to $1,288,750 last December. All nine sales were mainland properties which really isn’t surprising as it is a bit difficult looking at island properties this time of year. The great news is that in 2010 Winnipesaukee waterfront sales were up 26% over 2009. There were 96 waterfront homes sold this year at an average price of $1,257,584 that took an average of 237 days on market to find a buyer. In 2009, there were 76 waterfronts sold at an average price of $1,178,566 and 205 days on the market. So, all in all, even in a down economy it seems pretty evident that interest in owning a home on the big lake is still very strong. There are some great deals on the lake right now and savvy buyers can recognize it. These buyers believe that investing their money in lakefront property is not only a sound idea, but that they will get the added benefit of being able to enjoy the money they have invested. Try getting some enjoyment out of your mutual funds… The least expensive property that sold in December on the big lake was at 469 Weirs Boulevard in Laconia. While this three bedroom home is located across the Boulevard from Paugus Bay, it does have a waterfront lot on the water with 96 feet of frontage, three docks, and a deck with its very own Tiki hut. This 1,540 square foot home has an eat in kitchen with hardwood floors and stainless steel appliances, a nice living room with views of the lake, a grand master suite on the upper level, a finished basement, and a one car garage under.

This home was originally listed at $425,000, was reduced to $375,000, and sold after 306 days on the market at $299,900 which is 81% of the current tax assessed value of $371,600. That’s a great deal with Instant equity! Down in West Alton at 52 Woodlands Road, a new 4,000 square foot, four bedroom, five bath Adirondack home also has some happy new owners. This beautiful, energy star rated home constructed by local builder Jason Drouin features two master bedroom suites plus two additional suites, a gourmet kitchen (of course) with all the bells and whistles, a wet bar and fieldstone fireplace in the living room, a nice screened porch and southerly views. The home sits on a level .32 acre lot with 103 feet of shoreline and a U shaped dock. There is an addition 17 acre parcel across the street that has a detached two car garage and 30’ x 35’ accessory building for storing all the toys. This property was originally listed at $1,995,000, was reduced to $1.75 million, and sold for $1.65 million after 538 days on the market. The largest sale in December was at 49 Mcleod Road in Alton. This property is a spectacular 23 acre family compound with three lots of record, a circa 1914 year round main home and four charming vintage cottages with a total of eleven bedrooms and 5,000 square feet of living space. The property has a private, tranquil setting with its own pond, 650 feet of shoreline, a sandy beach, covered boat dock, and long range views with beautiful sunsets. It was originally offered at $4.1 million, was reduced to $3.95 million, and sold after 471 days on the market for $3.5 million. The property is currently assessed for $1,918,516. Over on little sister Winnisquam, there was only

one sale in December at 101 Collins Brook Road in Meredith. This is a five room, two bedroom cottage built in 1938 that sits on a .65 peninsula lot near the north end of the lake. From the 472 feet of frontage you can look into the loon sanctuary making it a very nice spot on the lake. The property needs an overhaul but the call of the loons must have captivated the buyer. It was originally listed at $429,000, was reduced to $389,000, and sold for $340,000 after 221 days on the market. The current property assessment is $364,4000. Sales were up for the year on Winnisquam if only marginally, but that’s still welcome news considering the economy. There were sixteen sales at an average price of $583,182 in 2010 compared to fourteen in 2009 at an average sales price of $496,536. That is right on par with the average number of sales on the lake over the past seven years. Winnisquam will continue to be an affordable and desirable alternative to Winnipesaukee for those looking for little more of a quiet lake experience. Currently there are over 175 waterfront listings in Winnipesaukee ranging from $264,900 for a cottage on Bear Island to over $10 million for a couple of small estates on Governor’s Island. So if you are lucky enough to be in the market for a waterfront home, there’s bound to be something somewhere in between that will fit your lifestyle and pocketbook. There are currently nine properties on Winnisquam priced from $275,000 to just under $1 million and of course there are many homes on the other smaller lakes in the area with even more affordable price points. 2011 could be the year to make your dreams come true in the Lakes Region… Log on to my blog at and leave me your thoughts on this report or the real estate market in general. Roy Sanborn is a REALTOR® for Roche Realty Group, at 97 Daniel Webster Highway in Meredith and can be reached at 677-8420. Data was compiled using the Northern New England Real Estate MLS System.

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Dear Annie: I am 55, married for 29 years, and the mother of three children. The problem is our middle child, “Martina,” who is living with a 50-year-old divorced father of two. One of his children is married with kids, so our 24-year-old daughter is living with a grandfather. Martina lied to us for eight months, and when we found out about the relationship, we were furious and threw her out. The fight was nasty and physical, and the police were involved. Now my husband wants nothing to do with Martina, and our oldest daughter won’t speak to her sister. Our son doesn’t approve of Martina, but hasn’t cut her off. I have seen Martina a few times since our fight. I have told her that I love her but will never accept the relationship. Martina wants to come to our house for a visit. My husband says if she comes home, he will leave. But, Annie, I miss her terribly and don’t want to choose between my husband and my child. When I was young, my parents divorced, and I had to choose which one to invite for birthdays and holidays. It was awful. What can I do? -- Torn Mom Dear Torn: Martina is an adult, and she is not always going to make decisions that you will like. But you must allow her to make her own choices, even when you disagree, and even when there are unpleasant consequences -- such as your husband’s refusal to welcome her home. But also understand that your family’s extreme censure may convince Martina to stay with this man out of sheer stubbornness. Keep meeting with her elsewhere so you can see how she’s doing. She needs to know her family still loves and cares about her. Dear Annie: My 78-year-old mother-in-law has terrible hy-

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For Rent-Commercial LACONIA Prime retail. 750 sf., parking, includes heat. $550 per month. Also 1325 sf. $675/month Security deposit & references. 455-6662. LEASE retail/office space, 1500+ sq. ft. excellent visibility, plenty of signage., 516 Union Ave. Laconia, NH. 603-455-4230. Manufacturing/Warehouse/Storage 13 Artisan Ct. Unit #2, Gilford, NH. 1,250 sq. ft., heated. 3 Phase power, $700/Month. 524-6766

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MEREDITH- In-Town Efficiency apartment. 1-bedroom, 1-bath. Kitchen, large living room with dryer. Quiet location, no pets/no smokers $800/Month + utilities. Rick (781)389-2355 MEREDITH: 2 and 3-bedroom mobile homes, $725-$800 +utilities, security deposit required, no dogs, 279-5846. MEREDITH: Cozy studio near downtown, hardwood floors, storage, heat, hot water included. No pets, non-smoker. References, security required. $500/month. 455-4075. MEREDITH: In-town 1-bedroom, includes heat, $600/month. Parking w/plowing. No Smoking. No pets. Security deposit. 387-8356. MEREDITH: Large 2 Bedroom second floor. Main St, newly painted, off-street parking, no pets/smoking. First month and se-

BED Orthopedic 10” thick pillowtop mattress & box, new in plastic cost $950, sell Queen $285, Full $260, King $395. 431-0999 BEDROOM set brand new 6 pce solid cherry Sleigh bed, all dovetail sacrifice $750. 427-2001 HOT tub Mp3/ ipod dock, speakers, led lights, 5/6 person. All options with cover. New in wrapper. Cost $8200, sell $4200. Will deliver 235-5218. KITCHEN cabinets solid Maple with glazing never installed/ dovetail. Cost $7000, sell $1650. 235-1695. PATRIOTS playoff tickets; Pats vs Jets. 4 seats, Sun. Jan. 16th. $175 each. (603)548-8049.

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For Sale Arctic-Cat helmet with bag. JVC bibs, with drop seat. New, size Medium $125 393-9693 BELMONT- 2 Bedroom Manufac tured Home on 1/2 Acre. Town water & sewer newly renovated and energy efficient. Nice location. For Lease -$1,000/Month, for sale call for details. 267-8023 GC Enterprises Property Management Bought a new car with navigation. For sale 6 month old TomTom GPS. 5 inch screen. Cost $199, sell for $79 or B.O, 528-3479 DELL laptop $150. Sony surround receiver $35. Desktop computer $75. Boston- Acoustics or Klipsch mini-speakers $50/set, small Sony TV $25. 524-6815 EMERALD -cut high quality diamond ring. 1/2 carat total weight.

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Roommate Wanted FEMALE/NON-SMOKER: $75/wk, ahared bath, common livingroom & kitchen, Dish TV, DSL & utilities included. Near Exit 20, off 93, Tilton. Call Kathy, 603-630-2311. LACONIA/GILFORD HOUSEMATE wanted. Spacious furnished 2-room-accommodations. Includes all utilities, WiFi, dish, laundry. $140/week, $500/Month. 528-8030

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Rex: Game for Jets second only to 1969 Super Bowl FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — As if this thing needed more hype. Rex Ryan said this about the New England Patriots during his final news conference before Sunday’s AFC divisional playoff: —The Jets respected them but didn’t fear them; —The game ranks right behind the Broadway Joe Super Bowl win in 1969; —And, yes, the Jets would win. No expletives. “I think it’ll be huge,” the coach said Friday. “This one will probably be the second-biggest in the history of the franchise.” Following a ho-hum week of name-calling, accusations and challenges, New York is looking to get past the Patriots and reach the AFC championship game for the second straight season. But Bill Belichick and Tom Brady might have something to say about all of that. On the field, that is. “Certainly the stakes are much higher than they were the last time,” Brady said, referring to the

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Patriots’ 45-3 rout last month. “Each can execute, certainly, at a very high level against great competition and that’s going to be part of the reason why there is going to be millions of people tuned in for the game on Sunday.” That these teams clearly don’t like each other — at all — would be another. “One thing I can tell you right now,” Ryan said, “we have plenty of respect for them up there, but we don’t fear them. I can promise you that. We do not fear them. We respect them and we’re going to win the game. That’s our message. It’s our message every week.” There have been plenty of other messages sent to and from New York and Boston during the last few days, making for an interesting week. Ryan kicked things off by praising Indianapolis quarterback Peyton Manning, saying no one studies the game quite so hard, even though Brady thinks he does. Then, Ryan said the game was “personal” between him and Belichick. Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie took things to another level of nastiness when he called Brady a dirty word, while he and his coach accused the Patriots quarterback of showboating and pointing at their sideline after a late touchdown. Jets wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery said the Patriots spread their arms out like planes — the touchdown celebration some New York players use — after an interception in the last meeting. “When you have a rivalry like this, things are going to come out,” Cotchery said. “People shouldn’t be surprised by any of this. This is a contact sport, though, and it’s going to be settled out there on the field in the end.” Hall of Fame slugger Reggie Jackson, known to spout off at times during his playing career, said during a radio interview that Ryan’s guys should stop yapping and focus on playing. “That’s his opinion,” Ryan said. “We’re always going to be who we are. Reggie Jackson is always who he was. We could use Reggie’s bat this week.”



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