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Rick Perry picks up signature Lakes Region endorsement
LACONIA — Conservative activist and radio talk-show host Niel Young has announced he is endorsing Texas Governor Rick Perry for president. Perry is one of a half-dozen serious Republican contenders in New Hampshire’s “First in the Nation” Presidential Primary on January 10. “I have wrestled with which candidate would get my vote. After having Steve Forbes on my radio show last Thursday see PeRRy page 7
Smoke billows from a third-floor window after Laconia firefighter Jay Ellingson provided the first ventilation at a three-story house fire on Pine Street Extension Sunday morning. (Laconia Daily Sun photo/Gail Ober)
New Years Day fire guts large house on Hospital Hill By Gail OBer
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LACONIA — A smoky blaze on Pine Street Extension that fire officials believe started on the second-floor left a family of three homeless New Years Day morning. Brothers Jeff and Christopher Chambers and a third
person lived in the rambling three-story wooden home that once house the entire Chambers family, including Jeff and Chris’s parents and their 12 children. According to both Jeff and Chris, they were in the downstairs kitchen drinking coffee when one of their neighbors
ran to the kitchen door, which is in a second part to the old home, off the back side of the main house, and told them the house was on fire. The neighbor, who didn’t want to be identified, said he noticed smoke pouring from the eves and called 9-1-1 at about 10:15 a.m. immediately before
banging on the side door. Fortunately, he said, he knew the Chambers and knew they rarely if ever used the front door. “I know they didn’t know about the fire because when I ran and told them they were scrambling to look for their see FIRe page 9
Low appraisal sparks crisis for Colonial Theater revival effort By Michael Kitch THE LACONIA DAILY SUN
LACONIA — With time running short the Cultural Arts Center of the Lakes Region, the non-profit corporation seeking to acquire, renovate and reopen the historic Colonial Theater, must negotiate a purchase and sales agreement for the property with the owner Fuel Oil OIL & PROPANE CO., INC. Patricia Baldi later this 10 day cash price* Laconia 524-1421 subject to change month or risk foregoing a
significant share of the secured financing for the project. The Arts Center group, through the city, holds an option to purchase the theater at a price certain that was agreed to nearly two years ago but a major obstacle arose when it was learned the property would not appraise for anywhere near that number. The Arts Center board has invited Mayor Mike Seymour and City Manger Scott Myers to attend its meeting tomorrow, January 4, and Myers suggested all
the councilors should attend, which would appear to require the meeting to be open to the public. In 2009, then City Manager Eileen Cabanel, with $15,000 from an anonymous benefactor, took an option to purchase the theater and adjoining properties for $1,470,000. Originally the term of the option was 18 months, but it was subsequently extended for another six months and is set to expire in April of this year. Meanwhile, last spring see COLONIaL page 7
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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Former police officer Chris Willden didn’t hesitate when he realized children were trapped in an upside down car in an icy Utah river. He pulled his handgun, pushed it up against the submerged windows and shot out the glass. Then he reached inside. “I was trying to grab arms, but I couldn’t feel anything,” Willden said. “I’m thinking ... ‘What are we going to do?’” He turned to see up to eight other passers-by had scrambled down the 10-foot embankment to help after coming upon the accident along U.S. 89 in Logan Canyon on Saturday afternoon. The driver, Roger Andersen, 46, of Logan, had lost control of the car as he tried to brake while heading northbound in slippery conditions. Andersen was able to free himself, but his 9-year-old daughter and 4-year-old son were trapped along with a second 9-year-old girl. Highway Patrol see RECUE page 11
Republicans cover Iowa like a blanket; caucuses today DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The White House their goal, Republican presidential hopefuls raced across Iowa on Monday in a final, full day of frenzied appeals for support in precinct caucuses that open the 2012 campaign. “It is the race you make it,” an upset-minded Rick Santorum told voters soon to pick a winner. In the race’s final hours, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney predicted victory and former House Speaker Newt
Gingrich all but forecast his own defeat. From Sioux City in the western part of the state to Davenport in the east, the six presidential hopefuls hustled through 23 fast-paced campaign events combined. That and the $13 million or more already spent on television commercials was evidence enough of the outsized importance Iowa holds in the race to pick a Republican opponent for President Barack Obama next fall.
Romney had one eye on his GOP rivals and another on Obama as he argued he is in the best position of all to capture the White House. The president has been “a great divider, the great complainer, the great excuse giver, the great blamer,” said the former Massachusetts governor, who is making his second try for the nomination and has been at or near the top of the Iowa polls since the campaign began. see IOWA page 8
MOUNT RAINIER NATIONAL PARK, Wash. (AP) — An armed Iraq War veteran suspected of killing a Mount Rainier National Park ranger managed to evade snowshoe-wearing SWAT teams and dogs on his trail for nearly a day. He couldn’t, however, escape the cold. A plane searching the remote wilderness for Benjamin Colton Barnes, 24, on Monday discovered his body lying partially
submerged in a mountain creek lined by deep snow and rugged terrain hours from where authorities could get to him. “He was wearing T-shirt, a pair of jeans and one tennis shoe. That was it,” Pierce County Sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer said. Barnes did not have any external wounds and appears to have died due to the elements, he said. A medical examiner was at the scene to determine the cause of death.
Troyer said two weapons were recovered, but he declined to say where they were located. According to police and court documents, Barnes had a troubled transition to civilian life, with accusations in a child custody dispute that he suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder following his Iraq deployments and was suicidal. see RANGER page 9
NEW YORK (AP) — While members of an Islamic cultural center gathered for a Sunday evening dinner, a Molotov cocktail hurled by an unknown assailant and made from a Starbucks bottle burst and shattered against the center’s main entrance. Another was thrown at the sign for the center’s school. It was one of a string of suspected arson attacks that police were investigating on
Monday as possible bias crimes and trying to determine whether the incidents were linked. No arrests have been made. Structural damage to the Imam AlKhoei Foundation was minimal, but some members of the center were emotionally shaken, the assistant imam said. About 80 worshippers were there when the firebomb was set off at 8:44 p.m., the third in the series of suspected arson attacks in
Queens on Sunday night. “We were very surprised,” assistant Imam Maan Al-Sahlani said. “This has never happened here before.” The decades-old foundation is among the foremost Muslim institutions in New York, with branches around the world, he said. Named for one of the most influential Shiite scholars, it promotes work in develsee BOMBS page 19
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Man arrested in connection N.H. police leave a year of weird, brazen crimes Among the more baffling thefts were snowplow CONCORD (AP) — From thefts of maple syrup with L.A. arson spree blades, firewood and generators, all reported missto grave markers, snowplow blades and sunglasses,
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities arrested a man Monday in connection with dozens of suspected arson fires that destroyed parked cars, scorched buildings and rattled much of the nation’s secondlargest city over the New Year’s weekend. The suspect resembled a “person of interest” captured on surveillance video near a carport. The man, believed to be 20 to 30 years old, had a receding hairline and a shoulder-length ponytail and was seen emerging from an underground parking garage on Hollywood Boulevard where a car fire was reported. He was stopped early Monday in a van that matched a description given by witnesses. Police declined to identify the suspect, but said he was to be booked later on arson charges arising from more than 50 blazes that have flared since Friday in Hollywood, neighboring West Hollywood and the San Fernando Valley. Firefighters have not responded to any other suspicious fires since the man was detained, Capt. Jamie Moore said. The blazes caused an estimated $2 million in damage and forced many apartment dwellers from their homes. But there were no serious civilian injuries. One firefighter was hurt, and another person suffered smoke inhalation, Moore said. One of Saturday’s fires occurred at the Hollywood and Highland entertainment complex, a popular tourist destination bordered by the Walk of Fame in a neighborhood that includes Grauman’s Chinese Theatre. Damaged buildings included a former home of see LA ARSON page 10
police in New Hampshire dealt with an array of weird crimes in 2011. Some were brazen, some just plain inexplicable. Among the former was a man’s attempt to sell a stolen bicycle to a uniformed officer in Manchester in September. The officer had approached the man to investigate a report of a bike that was chained outside a pawn shop being stolen, police say. They say when the officer approached the man, he offered to sell him the bicycle for $50. Another man rolled across the hood of a car to rob a customer making a night deposit through his driver’s side window at a Conway bank drive-up in November. A Londonderry man was sentenced to a month in prison in October, after aiming a .45-caliber handgun at two men who came onto his property to repossess his truck. “That one’s unique,” said Rockingham Country Assistant Attorney Brad Bolton, who argued for a stiffer sentence for 51-year-old James Pincence.
ing to Merrimack police in recent months. In Newport, Detective John Simonds has developed a new area of expertise, scrap metal. Two residents there were charged last summer with stealing bronze markers from the graves of 10 veterans in town, each weighing more than 20 pounds. The thieves got about $30 apiece for the markers, which cost more than $800 to replace, Simonds said. “You can’t make this stuff up, what we deal with,” said Simonds, who works closely with police in neighboring Claremont, home to two metal recycling operations. Hillsboro police have had their own scrap metal mysteries to solve. They have yet to determine who stole catalytic converters from cars at auto repair shops in town, striking several shops more than once. The converters are worth hundreds of dollars as scrap metal. Another unusual target for property crimes in see CRIMES page 11
California prisoner steals fire engine in bid for freedom SAN DIEGO (AP) — An official says an inmate escaped from a state prison in San Diego County by stealing the prison fire engine on New Year’s Day. Authorities are seeking 51-year-old Thomas Kelley, a convicted car thief who was jailed at Donovan state prison in November for a parole violation. Prison spokesman Lt. Patrick Logan says Kelley
worked as a firefighter at the prison near the Mexican border. He was discovered missing Sunday night from the minimum security section. Logan says at about the same time, sheriff’s deputies saw a fire engine being driven erratically about 10 miles from the prison. Prison officials say the driver fled when the truck was stopped.
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Repeal 17th Amendment There is no question that the Founding Fathers were both brave and brilliant. They crafted a declaration that was bold, and they embedded with their wisdom, a Constitution that provided guidance to a new nation that has survived since 1787. For all their brilliance, it appears the one thing the founders didn’t anticipate was that we would have “professional” politicians. And we didn’t, at least not until the 17th Amendment was passed and ratified in May, of 1913. Williams Jennings Bryan, the famous orator and “progressive” was relentless in pushing through that Amendment, which called for the direct election of senators. In the original Constitution, the founders wrote in Article 1, “The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators from each State, (chosen by the Legislature thereof,) for six years; and each Senator shall have one vote.” Bryan’s argument for changing from that arrangement was that, in his opinion, the state legislatures were corrupt. He may have been right, or not, but even if he was right, the result has been that the new amendment created a “professional” politician, imbued with a tenure like ability to remain in office, not so much because of meritorious service, but because of the power that comes from tenure. It is no wonder that the 15 senators with the longest continuous years of service, have all served after the 17th amendment was passed. The founders didn’t want a “nobility”, they wanted a government of, by, and for the people; a concept of ruling from the bottom up, not from the top down. They expected that people would step forward and serve as part of their public duty, and then return to their homes and occupations. Our first president, George Washington set the proper tone in this regard when, rather than run for a third term, he stated, “Two terms is enough for any man.” That admonition held true until Franklin Delano Roosevelt decided to run for a third term. After Roosevelt’s death, the 22d Amendment, passed in 1951, now limits the president to two terms. What has resulted from this tenure like arrangement is that politicking has grown into an art form and the will of the people has all too often been disregarded. The rigor of engaging in the legislative process has been avoided, and been replaced with ways to pass the proverbial buck. For example,
as a country, we have been engaged in numerous wars since the end of WWII; Korea, Viet Nam, Iraq, Afghanistan, and others. Our Congress has not seen fit to do their duty, as specified in Article I, Section 8, Clause 11, of the Constitution which states that Congress shall have the power . . . “To declare War, grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal, and make Rules concerning Captures on Land and Water”. The last declaration of war voted by Congress was for World War II, on December 8, 1941 (and subsequently following with additional declarations against Germany and Italy on December 11, and against Bulgaria, Hungary, and Romania on June 5, 1942.) While Congress has provided funding for subsequent wars, it hasn’t seen fit to declare them. One might conclude that they would rather provide funding and have a scapegoat, than to stand and be counted for their actions. In something more recent, the terrorist attacks of 9-11, and subsequent terrorist attempts and on-going threats, we have seen Congress stand by as the Department of Justice has attempted to change the definition of war, preferring to call it a civilian criminal act, and to have captured combatants prosecuted along side car thieves in civilian courts. As noted above, the “Rules concerning Captures on Land and Water” is the purvue of Congress. The question is, where are they? In another issue in search of a solution, Congress was absent again. As states grappled with the abortion issue, rather than stand up and face the rigor or the legislative process, Congress let the issue get processed through the court system. The result was, in 1973, the Supreme Court found a “right to privacy” in the 14th Amendment, which granted women the right to an abortion. Current Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, who had previously served as legal council for the ACLU, has stated that Roe v. Wade should never have been brought before the courts, that it was an issue for legislators to decide. It should be noted that the 14th Amendment codified the words in the Declaration of Independence, that we have the . . . “right to life and liberty” (that cannot be taken from us without due process of law). The question is, Where was Congress? It is time to admit it was a mistake and to send the 17th Amendment packing. (Bob Meade is a resident of Laconia.)
LETTERS This is the public’s trust and business we are talking about here To the editor, This letter was submitted to the Gilford Board of Selectmen: I see that Mr. Dunn’s now infamous letter attacking a specific individual in town has been run again, this time is in this week’s Gilford Steamer. As a resident of Gilford, I am appalled that this letter is signed as “town administrator”, telling me it’s written in his “official” capacity (I’m sure it is safe to assume this was written on “our dime”). Because of this, it is my belief that Mr. Dunn should be fired for this act singling out a specific taxpayer and then having the gall to list that person’s property values in a derogatory fashion. As a long-time “professional” working in municipal government, a town administrator should be quite used to the variety of opinions, criticisms, and words that naturally “come with the territory.” Mr. Dunn has shown that he has neither the temperament, nor the appropriate thickness of skin to
be called a “professional.” One that, I don’t have to reminds you guys, ACTS ON YOUR INSTRUCTION AND BEHALF. Indeed, his actions are those worthy of those who caused a former town administrator to be fired within recent times — another employee of the town who felt it within his right to hassle and attack specific citizens and taxpayers of Gilford that DARED question his management. This is the public’s trust and business we are talking about here. Those involved MUST be held to a higher standard than if this was private sector matter. If you don’t act, I predict that we will embark on a period of turmoil and distraction that will negatively affect our town. YOU are our representatives. YOU have the leash with which you MUST control this town employee run amok. After all, he acts in YOUR NAME with YOUR authority. Doug Lambert Gilford
Let’s not stop at 9 reasons Gilford; I’ll give you 7 more to chew on To the editor, I am writing to present your readers and the citizens of Gilford with some additional information in response to the letter from Mr. Scott J. Dunn published on December 24. Since he presented nine points, I shall start with #10. 10 – No town employee has utilized an enormous amount of town money (without a request for proposal) to fix a town phone system three times, except for the Town Administrator. 11 – No town employee has taken the executives of Fairpoint Communications out on a cruise on the lake during business hours while the phone system still had problems, except the Town Administrator. 12 – No town employee has the same amount of retirement accounts that the Town Administrator has that is fully funded by Gilford tax dollars. 13 – No town employee has a severance package as large as the Town
Administrator that adds additional funding to his state retirement. 14 – No town employee is receiving a raise in their pay in their current position that is equal to or greater than the Town Administrator’s. 15 – No town employee has shared an employee’s personnel file with another town’s officials, except for the Town Administrator. 16 – No town employee has the right to speak their mind (for fear of losing their job), except evidently the Town Administrator. I wish everyone a Happy New Year. Also, remember that the town has a leash law. All dogs need to be licensed properly through the Town Clerk/Tax Collector’s office; and if your dog is a nuisance to other residents due to incessant barking, you should look into purchasing a muzzle. John Markland Alton
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LETTERS We blame Obama for continuing policies that clearly have failed To the editor, Henry Osmer suffers from a typical liberal affliction of making false claims about his political opponents’ positions and then criticizing those positions that they do not hold. No one blames President Obama for everything that has gone wrong over the last 100 years. We blame 50 years of irresponsible politicians (Democrats and Republicans) for deficit spending and for making promises that they have not properly funded. More recently, we blamed Bush for poor management of the wars. We blamed Bush and Republicans for overspending. We worked to replace the over spenders with people who promised to be more fiscally responsible. Unfortunately the people who replaced the Republicans in 2006 and 2008 are even less fiscally responsible. Mr. Osmer would have you believe that we blame Obama for the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor, we do not. He would have you believe that we blame Obama for the depression, we do not. We don’t blame Obama for 911 or for the current credit crisis, the liberal policies that lead to the credit crisis were in place long before Obama got to Washington. We don’t even blame Obama for implementing his ideological economic policies (even though it is clear to anyone with common sense or a little economics background that you can‘t make businesses more regulated, more risky, more costly, and less rewarding and expect lots of new jobs and investment). We blame him for continuing those policies when they failed to create jobs or get the economy growing. We blame him for policies
that drive jobs out of our country. We blame him for insulting our long-term allies and denigrating our country. We blame him for driving up the price of the energy we need (one of the few campaign promises he is fulfilling), and we accuse him of hypocrisy when he uses tax money to pay for taking multiple sets of airplanes to vacations because his wife wouldn’t wait a few hours or a few days so the first family could travel together. President Obama promised a lot and he has delivered little. Even worse, he has made little apparent effort to deliver on his campaign promises. Instead of the transparent, responsive, bi-partisan, and ethical administration he promised, his administration is secretive; it stalls and refuses to respond to freedom of information requests; he rammed through Obamacare despite the objection of the vast majority of the American people; he continues huge deficit spending despite a clear message in the 2010 elections that the people want balanced budgets; he uses brinkmanship rather than bi-partisanship in dealing with Republicans; and he filled his administration with lobbyists, ideologues, and people who at least skirted if not broke our laws. Instead of the promised Hope and Change providing better lives for Americans, he has given us unemployment, underemployment, lies, increased cost of living, favoritism, wasted tax money, lawlessness, and arrogance. We blame President Obama for things he has done, for things he has said, and for his poor leadership. He has earned every bit of blame he gets. Don Ewing Meredith
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Truth is, Obama gets most of his campaign money from the 1% To the editor, I’ve been thinking over the latest submission to this paper by Leo Sandy and I wonder if will choose to lecture Muslims during their holy days in the same critical bigoted tone he takes to Christians. Will he assign the same vile, evil labels to all Muslims representative of the worst among them like he does to Christians? Probably not because I believe him to be a coward. That’s right a coward who realizes that 99-percent of Christians will do no more then write a letter in contempt of his words and views. If he takes on the Muslim extremists it’s far from certain these people would have the same restrained reaction. Speaking of bigots, have readers read or heard the remarks of Bill Mahr about Tim Tebeo after his team lost to Buffalo? Why is it that liberals credit creeps like Mahr, Wiener, and such as “genius”. Mahr isn’t funny he’s crude, arrogant and abrasive. Another left leaning “comic genius”, Dave Letterman, can be mildly amusing at times but his clame to fame is throwing watermelons off the roof of the building. Compared to Cosby, Carson, Jonathan Winters, they aren’t really even clever or smart. But they are liberals and that’s all other liberals have to know. They laugh at dumb jokes, roar at smears aimed at conser-
political put downs. Brilliant! Funny but I haven’t heard a lot of liberals comparing Obama’s record, his plans, and goals to those of the Republican primary contenders. Lots of demeaning personal cheep shots but nothing of substance. You would think that as people who hold themselves above we poor stupid peasants that they could come up with some actual facts. But no, it’s all class warfare. Even my local townee, Henry Osmer put me down for having the audacity to call Obama a ruthless s.o.b. What I didn’t see in his brief note was any challenge to the facts I presented, the conclusions I drew or any ideas. Given the presidents record of spectacular failures, Henry is greatly handicapped. Know what’s really funny? Obama told everyone last time out that all his money was coming from “people”, a few dollars here a few there to hear him tell it. Untrue, the sixty million dollars was mostly from Wall Street, big banks, and the rich 1-percent. You know those same people he demonizes when he gives his speeches. Looks like his war chest is aiming a billion this time and where do readers think that kind of money will come from? Will that kind of money come in $10. and $20 donations? Don’t make me laugh! It will come, once again, from Wall see next page
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LETTERS You’re saying that Obama is first president to ever make a mistake?
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To the editor, I am writing in reference to Mr. Ewing’s evidence to call president Obama an s.o.b. The unemployment rate is 8.6-percent this month.You blame him for not creating private sector jobs when it was your party that said we cannot tax the rich as they are the ones who create good-paying jobs. The president doesn’t have anything to do with energy prices. They change daily when the price of crude is bought and sold daily by the rich and famous. What you are saying is that President Obama is the first president to make a bad investment. I remind you of when Paul Wolfowitz testified the Iraq invasion would only cost around $60-bil-
To the editor, Hitler did not come to power by his own merits. He understood the usefulness of propaganda and his minister used it very well. Intimidation was increased towards any group who opposed his ranting which increased as time went on. His earlier speeches were mesmerizing and soothing. They were filled with promises and great sounding ideas. In order to get the communist to join them the Nazi symbol was placed on a flag of red. Which created a symbolic image of unity for the communist who had been organizing their radicals. Hitler understood the value of the universities in promoting his ideology and used it well. His professors rose to the occasion and were a terrific boon to his movement. They molded the young minds to accept, endorse and fight for Hitler’s ideas. The youth movement was a force to reckon with. It proved to be a terrible agitation force. Thus: the Nazi movement grew through the use of propaganda and its ministers within the universities. The madman gets all the credit for bringing about the Holocaust. He was not the only one culpable of the heinous crimes. Hitler was 18 years old when 17 American states enacted forced sterilization laws. The German sterilization movement was crafted after studying the California experiment. Dr. Paul Popenoe was a leader in the early U.S. eugenics movement. Margaret Sanger who founded Planned Parenthood targeted the Negro race for abortions. Hitler soon targeted the Jews in like manner. His psychiatrists gave credence to the movement. They enlarged the programs that separated the Jews from society and dissolved any semblance of a conscience from the minds of the masses. Yet! There were many among the older ones who had seen the changes forced on the people and could not do anything about it. They were captives of an ideology foreign to their beliefs. A recent study of the Harvard University Press by Econ Journal Watch concluded that the publishing house is
lion, which this country would get back as soon as Iraq started shipping oil again. I’m sure you remember all the no-bid contracts Halliburton received and billions went unaccounted for. Don’t forget “mission accomplished”. I’m sure you realize that you will die of old age before being robbed and killed by anyone. I see no reason for that statement being expressed for any reason, aimed at the president, no matter who he is. I will stand by my statement. I’ll let you folks rattle on in peace now that I know who has all the brains and what they can and can’t do with them. Henry Osmer Hill
Utilities were not created as instruments of social policy To the editor, Does your house have lights? How about a refrigerator? Got an oven? Did you plug in that Christmas tree, the TV, DVD player, radio …etc? Most of us use electricity. That electricity has to come from some where. My guess is that Charlie Bass, Jeanne Shaheen and Kelly Ayotte don’t generate much electricity, not even when they are campaigning. The question is why do they feel the need to raise our electric rates and reduce the availability of electricity by legislative caveat? As of Dec. 21, with thanks to our Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen and our Republican Sen. Kelly Ayotte, and our District 2 Congressman, Republican Charlie Bass, we now have national limits on the amount of mercury and other toxic pollutants that from preceding page Street, the banks and the rich. Obama, a man of the people, my foot. He’s a slick self-serving political insider running a con on all we poor dumb hicks. I said it before and I’ll say it again, he’s a ruthless s.o.b. Wake up folks, smell the coffee and don’t take my word for it check out the facts for yourselves. Steve Earle Hill
power plants can emit into our air. That may be a laudable goal. Meeting the goal may save lives. That still does not mean we need or want a utility rate hike or reduced availability of electric power. The unfortunate side effect of passing this type of ill conceived, short sighted, ill advised legislation is limiting availability of products, reducing choice, and increasing cost. Has your income been growing faster than costs? Do you have more money at the end of the month to spend than you did three years ago? Do you understand why? What has to happen if the power companies are forced to absorb the cost of major upgrades to more than 70-percent of total generating capacity? Exactly how is this different than raising your taxes and spending your money on what the political elite think is good for you. Forget the rationalizations. Stop far a minute and ask yourself what is going on here? An opinion has been expressed that utilities should prioritize the new engineering and physical plant construction, and brings on new, needed employment. The reality is utility companies use the technology they don’t do the engineering research and development. They don’t manufacture see next page
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COLONIAL from page one the Arts Center board, a group of 12 members, was formed by Cabanel with City Council’s blessing to shepherd the project. In addition to the purchase price, it been estimated that the cost of renovating the theater to an acceptable standard would cost another $3.5-million or so. There has also been concern expressed about how the cost of operating the theater could be covered. Among the first steps the group took was to commission an appraisal of the property by Applied Economic Research (AER) of Laconia. The appraisal, just completed this past fall, valued the property, consisting of the theater, 18 apartments, and storefronts on Main Street and Canal Street at $1,060,000. The theater alone was appraised at $256,000 and the remaining commercial and residential properties at $804,000. Meanwhile, last month the city was awarded a $150,000 matching grant by the New Hampshire Land and Community Heritage Foundation (LCHIP) toward the acquisition of the theater. Moreover, in July the Community Development Finance Authority (CDFA) also awarded the city $625,000 in state tax credits for the project. The tax credits will be offered to firms in return for their contributions toward the cost of acquiring the theater. For example, a firm contributing $100,000 to the cause would receive a $75,000 credit against its Business Profits Tax, Business Enterprise Tax or Insurance Premium Tax liabilities to the state. from preceding page the products. They are not likely to create new or additional jobs simply because you want them. Thanks to our legislative delegation this opinion is law. Is there a difference between an opinion and a law? There should be. If people holding such an opinion feel strongly about the issue they should become part of the industries that provide the new engineering and construction so that they could contribute lower cost, more efficient products so that making the opinion a reality would become economically viable. There in lies the rub. You see if there were ways to achieve all goals that should be achieved we would only have history books. There would be no need of dreams, the future or hope. Everything would have been done. We live in a real world where there are limits. Passing a law making gravity illegal will not make gravity disappear. Unfortunately in the case of mandated standards such as this for which there is currently no economic return we can pass legislation that will raise cost. The changes, if and when implemented may mitigate some health consideration. We can be sure it will inhibit job growth and reduce industrial competitiveness in the market place still further. If the miscalculation is severe enough we may wind up with rolling brown outs and other such suboptimal outcomes. I thank watchdog environmental groups that have
Moreover, the firm can claim the contribution as a deduction against its federal corporate income taxes. Both sources of funding stipulate that purchase and sale price of the property reflect its fair market value. And the LCHIP money reportedly will disappear if a purchase and sales agreement is not executed by January 19. So far efforts to bridge the gap between the option price and the appraised value have failed. Rod Dyer, chairman of the Cultural Arts Center of the Lakes Region, said last week that “the bottom line is getting to yes.” He said that a number of options are being negotiated with Baldi, including purchasing the theater alone or in combination with some or all of the adjoining commercial and residential properties. Although the City Council has supported the renovation and reopening of theater, five of the six counselors have indicated that they would be unwilling to appropriate public funds to the project. The lone exception, Councilor Matt Lahey (Ward 2) has expressed doubts that the project can succeed without funding from the city, but he emphasizes that the purchase price of the property must be “defensible.” Lahey suggested that the tax increment financing district, or TIF, could offer a means of funding the project without adding to the overall property tax burden. Tax increment financing allows municipalities to delineate TIF districts, then apply a portion of the future tax revenues that accrue from the increase in assessed value generated by new conput heart and soul into this work and their supporters because these are the same people who have sent our manufacturing base and our jobs overseas. Now it seems they want to ensure they will not come back. Do you understand that the rest of the world knows they don’t have the money to do this and even if they did they wouldn’t? But hey, the air we breathe is not the same air that the rest of the planet breathes. The time for divisive class warfare rhetoric is past. The economic reality is we are getting poorer. The streets are getting meaner. It is time for pulling together to do those things that will produce jobs not cost jobs. It is about doing those things that put more money in people’s pockets. It is time to stop promising things which we cannot afford to deliver. Utilities were not created as instruments of social policy. Utilities were created to generate and distribute power. They do that as economically as they can. Lower rates mean good things for consumers. A lower rate makes bringing your business here more attractive. More businesses mean more jobs. Why is this so hard to grasp? It is time for leadership to take us in a direction that is beneficial for the American people. Stop micro-managing and start leading. Just my honest opinion. Marc Abear Meredith
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IOWA from page one Later, before a noisy crowd in Marion, he predicted his own victory in a state that humbled him four years ago. “We’re going to win this thing with all of our passion and strength,” he said. Texas Rep. Ron Paul flew into the state accompanied by his son, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, and urged supporters to “send a message tomorrow night that echoes not just around Iowa but ... around the world.” Many in the audience of about 300 chanted “end the Fed,” a reference to the Texan’s pledge to abolish the nation’s central bank as a first step toward repairing the economy. Most polls in recent days have put Romney and Paul atop the field in Iowa, with Santorum in third and gaining ground. More than a third of all potential caucus-goers say they could yet change their minds. “Do not settle for less than what America needs to transform this country. Moderate candidates who try to appeal to moderates end up losing,” Santorum, the former Pennsylvania senator, said in a slap at Romney. After absorbing a pounding in television commercials from Romney’s deep-pocketed allies, Gingrich said he was looking ahead to next week’s primary in New Hampshire, and then to one in South Carolina on Jan. 21 “I don’t think I’m going to win, I think when you look at the numbers that volume of negativity has from preceding page master plan or zoning ordinance or identified by the governing body of the municipality. To qualify for property tax relief, the owner must undertake rehabilitation or renovation equal to 15-percent of the assessed valuation of the structure or $75,000, whichever is less. Moreover, not more than half the construction cost of the project can be subsidized by state or federal programs. The City Council may grant tax relief provided it finds that the projects serves one of the following “public benefits”: Enhancing the “economic vitality” of the downtown, improving a culturally or historically significant structure, promoting the development of the municipal center, or by increasing the stock of housing in the urban core. In light of the approaching deadlines, Mayor Mike Seymour said that he expected the City Council to address the challenges posed by the Colonial Theater soon.
done its damage,” he said of the Iowa caucuses. Romney is viewed as the overwhelming favorite in New Hampshire, although Santorum, Paul and Gingrich have all said they intend to campaign there. South Carolina figures to be more wide-open, the first contest in the South, and in a deeply Republican state. If others were thinking about conceding Iowa, they did not show it. Texas Gov. Rick Perry took swipes at Romney, Santorum and Paul in an appearance in Sioux City. “If you have my back tomorrow at the caucuses, I’ll have your back for the next four years in Washington, D.C,” he said. Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann unveiled the first television ad in months. It hailed her as Iowaborn and the only “consistent conservative fighter” in the race and concluded, “She’ll never back down.” The commercial was the last in a race in which the candidates’ own ads were sometimes overshadowed by the more negative ones run by super PACs, organizations established and funded by their allies. Perry and a super PAC supporting him spent the most, $5.5 million, according to one tally of the ad spending. But it was the combination of Romney ($1.3 million) and his super PAC ($2.7 million) that appeared to have the most noticeable impact on the race. That was particularly so in the final few weeks, when Gingrich surged to the front of the polls. The former speaker soon found himself under relentless attack in ads by the Romney super PAC. At the same time, the former Massachusetts governor’s campaign took the high road, airing positive ads designed to show him in a favorable light. Short on funds, Gingrich was unable to respond in kind, declaring instead he would run only a positive campaign. It wasn’t much of a contest, and before long, he faded, while Paul and then Santorum rose. In fact, Gingrich’s emergence was only one in a series of twists that seemed to produce a new front-runner every few weeks. Bachmann earned that distinction when she won a straw poll last summer in Ames, but she was bumped off stride when Perry entered the race. His boomlet lasted until his first few debate performances were judged lacking, and then it became Herman Cain’s turn. The former business executive suspended his campaign after being accused of personal indiscretions.
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FIRE from page one shoes and coats,” said the neighbor. Jeff said when he was first told about the smoke he tried to go up to the second floor but said he was immediately driven back by heat and smoke. “We just got out of there,” he said. Jeff said he had been doing some work on one of the rooms on the second floor but hadn’t done much that morning. “I’m just grateful this didn’t happen in the middle of the night,” he said. He said he believes the old house was once a sawmill in the area and one of his sisters said that when her parents purchased it in the late 1940s it was four apartments, but her family was large so the took over the whole home. “I know its old,” he said, noting his own personal records went back to the early 1900s. “Heck, the even the rear addition was put on in the early late 1900s.” The Chambers, even back in the 1970s, were noted for their spectacular vegetable garden that took up the entire backyard and provided much of RANGER from page 2 Barnes is believed to have fled to the remote park on Sunday to hide after an earlier shooting at a New Year’s house party near Seattle that wounded four, two critically. Authorities suspect he then fatally shot ranger Margaret Anderson. Immediately after the park shooting, police cleared out Mount Rainier of visitors and mounted a manhunt. Fear that tourists could be caught in the crossfire in a shootout with Barnes, who had survivalist training, prompted officials to hold more than a 100 people at the visitors’ center before evacuating them in the middle of the night. The mother of his toddler daughter sought a temporary restraining order against him, according to court documents. She alleged that he gets easily irritated, angry and depressed and keeps an arsenal of weapons in his home. She wrote that she feared for the child’s safety. Undated photos provided by police showed a shirtless, tattooed Barnes brandishing two large weapons. The woman told authorities Barnes was suicidal and possibly suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder after deploying to Iraq in 2007-2008, and had once sent her a text message saying “I want to die.” In November 2011, a guardian ad litem recommended parenting and communication classes for both parents as well as a visitation schedule for Barnes until he completed evaluations for domestic violence and mental health and complied with treatment recommendations. Late Sunday, police said Barnes was a suspect in another shooting incident. On New Year’s, there was an argument at a house party in Skyway, south of Seattle, and gunfire erupted, police said. Barnes was connected to the shooting, said Sgt. Cindi West, King County Sheriff’s spokeswoman. Police believe Barnes headed to the remote park wilderness to “hide out” following the Skyway shooting. “The speculation is that he may
the fresh produce the family ate. This year, Jeff, Chris and a third brother Eddie, had added some irrigation and a grow house for their tomatoes, but none of that was damaged by the fire. Both Jeff and Chris said it was way too early to determine what would happen in the immediate future, but both said they would like to rebuild on the same lot. “Yeah, ideally a three-bedroom ranch,” said Chris. The N.H. Red Cross is providing temporary assistance to the family. Jeff said the home is insured but with the holiday weekend said he wasn’t sure when his agent would be able to assess the damage. Laconia Fire Lt. Kirk Beattie said the blaze went to two alarms and brought firefighters and equipment from Belmont, Gilford, Franklin, and Meredith to the scene with companies from Holderness, Sanbornton and Meredith covering the Laconia stations. He said fortunately no one was injured and the two family cats have been accounted for.
reason, to get away,” parks spokesman Kevin Bacher told reporters early Monday. “The speculation is he threw some stuff in the car and headed up here to hide out.” Anderson had set up a roadblock Sunday morning to stop a man who had blown through a checkpoint rangers use to check if vehicles have tire chains for winter conditions. A gunman opened fire on her before she was able to exit her vehicle, authorities say. Before fleeing, the gunman fired shots at both Anderson and the ranger that trailed him, but only Anderson was hit. Anderson would have been armed, as she was one of the rangers tasked with law enforcement, parks spokesman Kevin Bacher said. Troyer said she was shot before she had even got out of the vehicle. Park superintendent Randy King said Anderson, a 34-year-old mother of two young girls who was married to another Rainier ranger, had served as a park ranger for about four years. King said Anderson’s husband also was working as a ranger elsewhere in the park at the time of the shooting. The shooting renewed debate about a federal law that made it legal for people to take loaded weapons into national parks. The 2010 law made possession of firearms subject to state gun laws. Bill Wade, the outgoing chair of the Coalition of National Park Service Retirees, said Congress should be regretting its decision. “The many congressmen and senators that voted for the legislation that allowed loaded weapons to be brought into the parks ought to be feeling pretty bad right now,” said Wade. Wade called Sunday’s fatal shooting a tragedy that could have been prevented. He hopes Congress will reconsider the law that took effect in early 2010, but doubts that will happen in today’s political climate. Calls and emails to the National Rifle Association requesting comment were not immediately returned on Monday.
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Where there were ‘bugs’, now there are rugs; American Cottage moves to spacious new quarters By AdAm drApcho THE LACONIA DAILY SUN
GILFORD — “This is the culmination of 21 years in business for me,” said Jodi Sleeper, owner of American Cottage, as she begins a tour of her new facility. She and husband Kevin moved the home furnishing store down Route 11, from its prior location, next to the Wine’Ing Butcher, to the building which most recently housed Lakes Region Volkswagen. The Sleepers opened their new store on December 20, after 12 weeks of moving and sub-floor-toceiling renovation to make the building at 9 Gilford East Drive suitable for its new use. The store sells some antiques and many new items, much of which, especially the rugs, were designed by Jodi. American Cottage had been at its previous location for two years but the story of the business goes back more than two decades. About 22 years ago, New Hampshire natives and young couple Jodi and Kevin were both working for his construction company. “I was his ‘Girl Friday,’” said Sleeper. She painted recently-built homes and did whatever was needed to help out at her husband-to-be’s growing business. However, the job wasn’t suiting her skills and talents. With a degree in botany and a minor in art history, she had imagined that she might provide illustrations for biology books. Then, Kevin noticed a classified ad placed by a company looking for a rug designer. Jodi got the job, designing for Claire Murray. It was an exciting time for her. An untrained designer, she found herself flying to China to oversee production and setting up new stores stateside. Her talents were noticed by the Bob Timberlake Collection, which lured her away and where she eventually became the art director and chief designer. When her mother fell ill in the mid-90s, though, the Jaffrey native left work to return home. That was when Sleeper first went to work for herself, creating designs and licensing to companies such as L.L. Bean, Orvis and her previous employer. After a few years, and with encouragement from
Jodi Sleeper, owner of American Cottage, enjoys a respite in the showroom of her new location in Gilford. The store, in a building which formerly housed a Volkswagen dealership, is a milestone in Sleeper’s 20-plus year career as a rug designer. (Laconia Daily Sun photo/ Adam Drapcho)
Kevin, she started her own company, hiring rugmaking experts in Nepal, India and China to produce her designs and wholesaling them to other retailers. In 2008, she started a tiny retail store in Andover, where the Sleepers live, and in 2010 they moved the store to Gilford. Now, at its third location, American Cottage’s showroom covers 5,000-square-feet and room to grow that nearly three times over. While working
for prestigious companies, Sleeper had to contend with weekly meetings and having her designs subject to review by committee. Now, master of her own domain, she delights in using the store to surprise visitors with her “no rules” philosophy, which she utilizes when she’s designing as well as when she’s merchandising . “I want people to think we’ve lost it on some level,” she joked. The company exists to market her rugs, of which the store has about 6,000 in stock, but the store is also filled with furnishings so that the rugs may be displayed in a home-like context. Those furnishings, some of which are also her designs, are also for sale. Those which she did not design must meet her standards of craftsmanship, thoughtfulness and creativity. Sleeper’s rugs, made from wool and hand-made in Asia, reflect Sleeper’s interest in natural shapes and colors as well as designs and color combinations from eras past. She’s not afraid to display a $4,000 sofa on a $900 rug, nor was she too timid to design a rug inspired by the language of the U.S. Constitution. Sometime soon, the Sleepers will host an open house to formally show off their new location. Many customers have already found the place, though, and their early success so far has made them happy to be where they are. “I haven’t stopped smiling,” said Jodi. She is reminded of the sensation she had when closing her eyes after her first week as a designer. “I am as excited now as I was that week.” LA ARSON from page 3 Doors singer Jim Morrison in Laurel Canyon. Most of the fires began in cars. Authorities have not said how they were started. Investigators declined to provide any other immediate details, saying they did not want to jeopardize the case. A news conference was scheduled for Monday evening. Hundreds of investigators, police officers and firefighters raced to deal with the blazes. Police conducted extra patrols all weekend, and the noise of helicopters and sirens persisted virtually nonstop in Hollywood. Investigators were still busy Monday mapping out the sequence of the blazes, examining more than 100 clues and interviewing witnesses. The fires left behind a trail of smoldering debris. Police urged residents to check their cars for any signs of tampering and to take simple precautions such as locking vehicles, keeping garage and carport lights on at night and reporting suspicious activity. see next page
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2011 was food. New Hampshire state trooper Eric Berube spent months investigating a crime he described as variation of scrap metal scams: maple syrup fraud. Jason and Kristi Raymond of Springfield, Vt., were leaders of a ring that stole drums of maple syrup from Vermont farms and sold them to a large distributor in Ackworth, N.H., investigators say. They’re charged with felony theft and fraud, and police said they falsified some of the syrup receipts to collect more money. “Maple syrup isn’t the most stolen item in the world,” Berube said. “But this is no different than cutting the copper pipe out of people’s basements. ... They were able to walk out the front door with $14,000.” The Raymonds have both pleaded not guilty. Police in two states were seeking a brazen bandit who was wheeling grocery cartloads of energy drinks out of supermarkets in Keene, N.H. and Enfield, Conn. Four times in October, he filled shopping carts with Red Bull and other energy drinks and was caught on store surveillance cameras walking out the door of three supermarkets in Keene. Keene police say he also stole a car from a local dealership that may have been used in the thefts. A Wethersfield, Conn., man was arrested after trying to wheel a cart full of energy drinks out of a supermarket in that state. The man, Thomas Beckwith, 50, told police he planned to sell the energy drinks to smaller convenience stores in Connecticut. He acknowledged taking the groceries, Enfield, Conn., police Lt. Larry Curtis said. “It’s one of those baffling cases they’ll be talking about for years,” said Keene Police Lt. Eli Rivera. Then there was the convention that wasn’t. The “For Us Women’s Expo” was promoted on the Internet as taking place at a Manchester hotel Dec. 10. Vendors were solicited, with booths running from $565 to $1,000, and tickets were available for $6 to $10. New Hampshire Attorney General Michael Delaney sent out an advisory Nov. 14 that the expo was a fraud. “No such event is taking place,” the advisory stated. His office said last week that it’s continuing to investigate who was behind the fraud. Another seemingly brazen crime turned out to be from preceding page Despite the arrest, authorities continued to urge vigilance. “We’re not resting, and we’re not stopping” the extra patrols, police Cmdr. Andrew Smith said. “If you have lights in your carport area, keep them on tonight.” Some other deliberately set fires were reported Thursday in Hollywood, and two people were arrested. But police said Monday that those suspects were not connected with the 53 other blazes.
a case of mistaken identity. Just hours before the first flakes of the October snowstorm fell, surveillance cameras at a Concord shopping plaza captured a flatbed truck pulling up empty then leaving with a sizeable snowplow blade on its bed. The case of the missing plow blade remained unsolved for more than a month before a plow operator called Concord police to say they had the blade police were looking for. It turned out that a driver hired to pick up a commercial-sized blade took the wrong plow from the wrong location, Lt. Keith Mitchell said.
“It’s all resolved,” he added. But Concord had its share of unusual crimes, including the theft of an entire change machine from a Laundromat, a pair of designer sunglasses right off a man’s head and a rash of recent purse snatchings. “We’re seeing property crimes going up: homes being broken into, foreclosed homes being broken into, copper piping and precious metals being stolen,” said Mitchell, who said the property crime wave is driven by drugs and the economy. “It’s rampant all over the state.”
RESCUE from page 2 Lt. Steve Winward said that after shooting out a window, the rescuers helped turn the Honda Accord upright in the Logan River and rescue all three trapped children. “(The driver) was panicked, doing everything he could to get in through the doors, but they wouldn’t budge,” said Willden, who had jumped into the water with his own father. “I remember thinking to myself, ‘You’re going to see some dead kids, get ready.’ I’ve got three of my own and it was going to be (an awful) start to the New Year.” Willden said he tried unsuccessfully to open windows and doors. He then used his firearm just as he had done in training for his current job as a bodyguard and Department of Defense contractor. One of the girls had found an air pocket and was breathing fine but was trapped in her seat belt. Willden cut it with a pocket knife and pulled her from the rear passenger window. He said the other two children were lifeless, the boy upside down in his car seat and the second girl floating in the front passenger compartment. Buzzy Mullahkel, of North Logan, told the Deseret News of Salt Lake City that the boy wasn’t breathing and didn’t have a pulse but was revived when another passer-by performed CPR. “Emotions started taking over when he started to breathe. Everybody started to cheer. Lots of tears and clapping,” said Mullahkel, a father of a 4-year-old. Willden, 35 of Ogden, was wrapping up his bleeding forearms cut by the broken window when he heard cheers. “That was awesome,” he said. “I knew that’s where the little boy was.” He would later learn both the boy and his sister, who were flown by air ambulance to Primary Children’s Medical Center in Salt Lake City, had survived. Bonnie Midget, a hospital spokeswoman, said Sunday both were taken out of intensive care Sunday but still in the hospital, listed in fair condition as they recover from hypothermia. Winward said the father and the second girl
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MIDDLEBURG, Florida — Alfred Vaillancourt, Command Sergeant Major E-9, United States Army retired, born 27 June 1933 at Laconia Hospital, Laconia, New Hampshire, of parents Albert J. Vaillancourt and Dorothy Locke Gilbert, and the third of eight children, passed on to his Lord on Sunday, December 25, 2011. He was predeceased by his mother Doris Locke Gilbert, stepfather Roland J. Gilbert, sister Rose Cass of Belmont, New Hampshire, and two brothers, Leo J. Vaillancourt and Raymond J. Vaillancourt. He is survived by his four children, Linda S. Vaillancourt of Sanford, North Carolina; Debra A. Fiorillo,and his very special son-in-law, Partick Fiorillo of Locust Grove, Virginia; Theresa A. Vaillancourt and his very special daughter-inlaw, Carolyn Arnister of Jacksonville, Florida, and Rodney W. Vaillancourt (Carmen) of Youngstown, Ohio, as well as his brother George J. Vaillancourt (Bea) of Northfield, New Hampshire; sisters; Mary Jane Chase (Sonny) of Laconia, New Hampshire; Dot Beaupre(Phil) of Belmont, New Hampshire; Rita Kimball(Steve) of Franklin, New Hampshire, and several aunts, uncles, cousins, family related inlaws living in New Hampshire and Canada. Other family members consist of six grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren living in North Carolina, Virginia, and Ohio. He attended Ecole St. Joseph and Laconia High School prior to volunteering for military service. His military career commenced on 7 November 1950 at Fort Devens, Massachusetts until 1 June 1975, whereas he retired at Fort Bragg, North Carolina with nearly 25 years of service. After military service, he received an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in Law Enforcement Criminal Justice from Fayetteville Technical Institute, Fayetteville, North Carolina, and a Bachelors degree in Criminal Justice at the University of North Florida. Jacksonville, Florida. He interned as an Investigator at the Public Defenders Office, Jacksonville, Florida. Alfred saw combat in Korea with the 2nd (Indian Head) Division, and two tours in Vietnam with the 5th Special Forces Group (a Green Beret), serving with the Vietnamese Special Forces. He served with the 11th Airborne and 82nd Airborne Divisions as a master parachutist; however, he preferred his many years with the Special Forces (Green Beret) units, from Germany to the Panama Canal Zone, and Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Among his numerous awards and decorations consisting of: Three Bronze Star Medals with ‘V’ Device (Valor), Four Army Commendation Medals with ‘V’ Device, Four Air Medals, the Purple Heart Medal, Two Meritori-
ous Service Medals, including The Good Conduct Medal Bar with Clasp, 1st 8th Award, the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Bronze Star, and Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm awarded by the Vietnamese Special Forces High Command. He has the Combat Infantryman badge, Ranger tab, Special Forces tab, and the Turkish Commando badge, as well as numerous other service medals and campaign ribbons. On July 24, 2011, he was proclaimed an “Ambassador For Peace” and was awarded the Ambassador For Peace Medal from the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea. Alfred is a 32 degree Scottish Rite master Mason and a Shriner, a life member of the following service organizations: Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post #8255, Middleburg, Fla., American Legion, Disabled American Veterans (DAV), and the Military Order of the Purple Heart (MOPH). Though eligible for burial at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia, he is honoring the wishes of his family to be buried in the family section in the Sacred Heart Cemetery, Laconia, New Hampshire. A professional soldier with a distinguished military career who believed in duty, honor, and country is being buried in full military dress uniform with full military honors. He was of the Catholic faith, loved his family, the military, and his country. Dad, thank you for your love, service and sacrifice to our country. You are a true hero and will live forever in our hearts. Your suffering is over, may you enjoy eternal peace. A special thank you to Joanne, Christina, Maria, and Christy for your kindness, compassion and constant dedication in providing outstanding care for dad as well as all the nurses and staff of St Lukes Hospital. We also thank Dr. Chang, Dr. Sadir Alrawi, Cassie, and the team of 21st Century Oncology, Dr. Rachel Moodey, and to River Garden Hebrew Home. There is a place in heaven for you all. Calling hours will be held on Thursday, January 5, 2012 from 5:00-8:00 PM in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. Funeral Service with Military Honors will be held on Friday, January 6, 2012 at 11:00am also at the Funeral Home. Spring burial will be in the family lot in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, NH is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www. wilkinsonbeane.com.
Dorine E. Zwicker, 91 MEREDITH/PLYMOUTH — Dorine Elizabeth Zwicker, 91, of Plymouth, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on January 1, 2012, at her daughter’s home in Meredith. Dorine was born on August 24, 1920 in White River Junction, VT, the daughter of Frederick A. and Mary E. (Pecord) Fortier. She was one of eight children. Dorine resided in VT for over 21 years before moving to Beebe River, Campton, and eventually to Plymouth. She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Owen R. Zwicker, Sr., in 1983; son, Richard Zwicker and daughter, Janice Sharon. She is survived by her four sons, Owen R. Zwicker, Jr. and wife Janet, of Holderness, Jerry Zwicker, of Wentworth, Tommy Zwicker and wife Jill, of Worcester, MA, David Zwicker and wife Jill, of Northfield, NJ; a daughter, Mary Lowth and husband Chuck,
of Meredith; eight grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to Pemi-Baker Home Health and Hospice and the Plymouth Senior Center’s “Meals on Wheels” program. Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, January 4, 2012 at Mayhew Funeral Home, 12 Langdon St., Plymouth from 1:00 pm through 3:00 pm. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home following calling hours at 3:00 pm, Rev. Leo LeBlanc, pastor of the Holy Trinity Parish, of Plymouth, will officiate. Interment will be held on Thursday, January 5, 2012 at 10:00 am in Blair Cemetery, Campton. Mayhew Funeral Homes and Crematorium of Meredith and Plymouth are handling the arrangements. www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com
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Charles F. Stickland, 85 MOULTONBOROUGH — Charles F. Strickland, 85, of Moultonborough, NH died December 28, 2011 at his home surround by his family, following a brief illness. He leaves his wife of 58 years Patricia (Parsons) Strickland. He was born on October 18, 1926 in Fowler, CO the son of the late Clarence and Lydia (McCumber) Strickland. He was raised in Colorado in a very large family. He left Colorado to serve in the US Navy during WWII. He was a butcher and cook on an oil tanker in the Pacific Fleet. He married Pat Parsons in 1953 and they moved to CT in 1954. They lived in Rockville and Wethersfield CT for 41 years. This was where they raised 6 children. He was a permanent resident of Moultonborough for 17 years after spending many years commuting between Connecticut and New Hampshire. He worked in construction most of his life. He worked as the Superintendent on several high rise jobs in Hartford, CT including the United Bank Building and a dormitory at Trinity College. He was also the superintendent on the Wethersfield High School renovation. At the end of his career Charlie worked as a consultant for the City of New Britain overseeing the Asbestos Abatement at all of the city schools. Charlie was active with his family and in the community. He was a Boy Scout leader, Indian Guide, Little League coach. He was a member of the Methodist church, first in Wethersfield, where he was on multiple committees, heading up the Strawberry Festival for many years, barbecuing chicken dinner for several hundred people. Later in Moultonborough. He was a member of the Moultonborough
United Methodist Church. At the church he was a member of the building expansion and remodeling committee and he was a member of the committee which established the Westwynde Retirement Community. He was a member of the Masons, Shriners, and the Lions. As a Shriner he belonged to the minicar group which drove in parades to raise funds for the Shriner’s children’s charities. With the Lions Charlie was active in the Moultonboro Lions Club where he was a Past President. He was a Loyal Shepherd Fellow for his service to DogSight, he received a Granite State Award and a Melvin Jones award which is the highest award given in Lions. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Patricia (Parsons) Strickland of Moultonborough, children Sylvia Strickland of New Mexico, Phil and Elaine Strickland of Newington CT Naomi Strickland of Moultonborough, John Strickland of Hartford CT, Debbie and Bob Evans of North Conway, and Linda and Jim Zelek of Moultonborough, 11 grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren, brother Dale Strickland of Texas, and sisters Dorothy Richards of New Mexico and Delores Petersen of Minnesota and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his parents, sister Madelyn, and brothers Roy, Clifford, Elmer, Milton, Don, and Bill. There are no calling hours. His Memorial Service will be held at Moultonborough United Methodist Church Saturday, January 7 2012 at 1:00 PM with a reception following at the Moultonboro Lions Club. Donations in his memory may be made to the Bicentennial Trust Fund of the Moultonboro Lions or to the Moultonboro United Methodist Church.
Dr. Flora E. Wood Langston, PhD, 84
LACONIA — Dr. Flora Ellen Wood Langston, PhD, 84, of 968 No. Main Street, died at the Langdon Place of Dover on Wednesday, December 28, 2011. Dr. Langston was a native of Laconia and was born July 18, 1927, the daughter of Francis J. and Juliet E. M. (Blair) Wood. She was a lifelong resident of Laconia. Dr. Langston received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from Boston University and was a registered nurse at Elliot Hospital in Manchester, NH. She was a graduate of Boston University School of Education where she earned her EdM and C.A.G.S. In 1982, she received her PhD from the United States International University, School of Human Behavior and Leadership. in San Diego, Calif. In 1969, she founded the Langston School of Special Education, operating it until 1999. Dr. Langston served in the Korean and Vietnam Wars. She was an enlisted Sergeant in the W.A. F. during the Korean War and was a Captain in the Army Nurse Corps. in Vietnam. In 1966, she was stationed with the 25th Division, 12th Evacuation Hospital in Cu Chi South Vietnam. She retired in 1969. Dr. Langston was a life member of the Vietnam
Veterans of America, the Disabled American Veterans, the Retired Officers Association, a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of San Diego, Calif. and a member of the American Legion, Wilkins Smith Post No. 1 of Laconia. She was also a charter member of the Women in Military Service for America and for a number of years was a member of the N.H. State Veterans Council. Survivors include one niece, one grandnephew, two half brothers, one half sister; cousins and longtime friends. In addition to her parents, Dr. Langston was predeceased by a brother, Clarence Francis Wood, in 1958. A Funeral Service with Military Honors will be held on Thursday, January 5, 2011 at 11:00am in the Chapel at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery, 110 Daniel Webster Highway, Rte 3, Boscawen, N.H. Burial will follow. Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N. H. is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.
Kenneth H. Wakefield, 91
LACONIA — Kenneth H. Wakefield, 91, of 94 Jefferson Street, Lakeport died at the Belknap County Nursing Home on Friday, December 23, 2011. Mr. Wakefield was the widower of Dorothea (Chamberlin) Wakefield who died in 1998. Mr. Wakefield was born December 16, 1920 in Laconia, the son of Walter E. and Ruth (Beck) Wakefield. He was a longtime resident of Laconia and was president of the Laconia Manufacturing Co., a sweater factory which provided careers for many people in the Laconia area since the 1950’s. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Stephen & Linda Wakefield, of Dillon, CO, a daughter- in- law, Lorna Wakefield, of Sanbornton, NH, two grandchildren, Luke Wakefield and his wife Brooke, and Rachel Wakefield and her husband Matthew Jasper, three great grandchildren, and
Meredith and Helen Bryant of Moultonborough. In addition to his parents and his wife, Mr. Wakefield was predeceased by his first wife, Alma (Plamondon) Wakefield, their son Bradley and grandson Jacob Wakefield, a brother, Milton S. Wakefield, and a sister, Faye E. Wakefield. He also leaves behind his dear friend Lillian Corliss and her family. Memorial calling hours and a memorial service will be held in the spring. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to The Bible Speaks Church, 40 Belvidere Street, Laconia, NH 03246, Rev Robert N. Horne, Pastor. Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.
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Paul A. Barnet, 54
BARNSTEAD — Paul A. Barnet passed away December 8th, 2011. He was born in La Jolla, California on January 11, 1957, the son of Dr. Harry and Nathalee Barnet. Paul graduated from La Jolla High school in 1975. He served in the U.S. Army from 1978-1983 in the Headquarters 101st Airborne Division honorably discharged as a Staff Sergeant. He was involved in law enforcement serving as an officer for over 14 years. He earned rank of Lieutenant with the Rochester Police Department. His greatest achievement in life was being a father of his two daughters. He was a loving and dedicated father who enjoyed spending time with his family. His passions in life were history, politics, reading and writing. He also loved watching football especially his favorite team the San Diego Chargers. Even in the hardest of times he always generously
contributed to multiple charities. He was a loyal friend and coworker who will be remembered by many. Paul leaves behind his children Hannah Barnet and her fiancé Vincent Paolo of Alton, NH; Hayley Barnet and partner Joseph Zarzour of Alton NH; his sister Laurie Barnet and extended family of La Jolla CA; and his beloved former wife Ruthanne Barnet of Alton NH. In Lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project, 4899 Belfort Rd., Suite 300, Jacksonville, FL 32256 A memorial service for all will be held at C.E. Peaslee Funeral Home 12 School St, Alton NH 03809 at 1 1am on Thursday Jan. 5th 2011. Immediately following Memorial service friends are welcome to join the family at the American Legion Auxiliary in Alton NH.
William ‘Billy’ Baker, 34
CONWAY — William “Billy” Baker, 34, of Conway, formerly of Franklin, died at his home on Dec. 29, 2011. Billy was born in Rochester, NY on Nov.12, 1977 the son of Robert and Roberta (Clark) Baker. He was a graduate of Franklin High School, Class of 1995, and was a member of the football. He received numerous awards and played in the Shrine Maple Sugar Game. He continued his love of football following high school and was an avid Patriots fan. He attended Bridgewater State College. Billy was currently a self-employed contractor. He also enjoyed fishing and the outdoors. Family members include his daughter, Alexis Baker of N. Conway, his mother, Roberta Baker of
Tilton, 2 bros.: Robert Baker, and Brian Baker and his wife Anne of Northfield, a sister, Lisa Bauman of Laconia, aunts, uncles, cousins, and nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his dad. Visiting hours will be held Thursday, Jan. 5, 2011 from 5-8:00 pm at Paquette-Neun Funeral Home, 104 Park St., Northfield, NH. Spring burial will be in Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a memorial fund for Billy’s daughter, c/o Roberta Baker, 380 West Main St., Apt. 60, Tilton, NH 03276. For directions and an online guestbook, please access www.neunfuneralhomes.com
Dennis Milmore, 70
BARNSTEAD — Dennis Milmore died at the age of 70 on Friday, December 30th 2011 at Concord Hospital. He loved everything to do with nature, hunting, camping, fishing, canoeing and kayaking. He spent many years of his life hiking or just being outside taking in the fresh air. He was a dedicated worker and worked up until his death at Sams Club in Tilton. Son of Francis J Milmore and Druzella M. Milmore. Survivors include sons, Joseph F. Milmore, John S. Mimore and James C. Milm-
grandchildren, Cynthia, Kyle, Michael, Bret & Aiden; a sister, Margaret A. Greenwood. Calling hours will be at the Bennett Funeral Home 209 North Main St. in Concord on Wednesday, January 4, 2012 from 5-7 pm. Graveside services will be held on Thursday, January 5, 2012 at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen at 11:30 am. Bennett Funeral Home in Concord is handling arrangements.
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N.H. Jazz Center presents the Michael- Workshop on small biz taxes is Jan. 11 LACONIA — Lakes Region SCORE tion, real estate, service and non profit Louis Smith Trio of Thursday night and Northway Bank are offering a organizations. Her practice covers tax LACONIA — The NH Jazz Center at Pitman’s Freight Room will present the Michael-Louis Smith Trio on January 5 at 8 p.m. General Admission $10 (doors open at 7:30). Venue is BYOB. NYC guitarist MichaelLouis Smith plays with a sound that is warm and broad, echoing influences of Wes Montgomery, Grant Green and John Scofield. While an The NH Jazz Center at Pitman’s Freight Room will present the in-demand musician in Michael-Louis Smith Trio on January 5 at 8 p.m. (Courtesy photo) New York City’s vibrant jazz scene, Smith frequenlty tours the Reservations: (518) 793-3183 / jon@ northeast circuit. He will perform at the nhjazz.com NH Jazz Center with his long-standing Upcoming NH Jazz Center Shows: Hot House ensemble with bassist Diallo 1/12 Reese Project; 1/19 Harry Allen House and drummer Ismail Lawal. The & Rossano Sportiello; 1/26 “Downband will be playing several original town” Bob Stannard & those Dangerand standard selections, and will feaous Bluesmen; 2/2 Trent Austin; 2/9 ture a performance of their Haiti Suite, Phillip Hamilton; 2/16 Dave Liebman; a work written in remembrance of the 2/23 The Chronicles; 3/1 Danny Heath January 12, 2010 earthquake. & Telophase; 4/26 Kenny Werner
timely workshop on small business taxes. This workshop titled ‘Now is the Time to Develop a Tax Strategy’ will take place on Wednesday, January 11 from 5-7:30 p.m at One Mill Plaza, Laconia in the Busiel Community Room. The presenter will be Kandi Edson, CPA and partner of Stinson Associates, who has 25 years in the accounting profession with a variety of audit, tax and consulting experience in many industries including construc-
issues and strategies, tax planning for businesses and servicing high net worth clients. The workshop will be followed by an interactive discussion. For additional details and to register, call SCORE Lakes Region at 5240137 or log on to lakesregion.score. org. Tuition is $25 per person paid in advance or $30 at the door. Payment upon registration is recommended as seating is limited.
Pompeii exhibit trip to Boston set for Jan 14 GILFORD — The New Hampshire Lakes Region Italian Cultural Club is planning a bus trip to the Museum of Science to see the current exhibit on the lost civilization of Pompeii. The trip will take place on Saturday, January 14. The $55 admission includes
motor coach transportation from Gilford and return, snacks on the bus trip down, an audio tour of the exhibit ‘A Day in Pompeii’ and a stop at the North End. Contact Joe Adrignola at 496-3839 or email@example.com for further information about the trip.
Bolduc Park XC ski program starts January 7 GILFORD — The Gilford Parks and Recreation Department will be offering four weeks of Cross Country Ski lessons at Bolduc Park this winter. Lessons begin on Saturday, January 7 and will continue through January 28. (In the event a day is cancelled because of poor weather, it will be made up the week(s) following January 28). Lessons begin at 10 a.m. and rental skis may be picked up at 9 a.m. at
Piche’s Ski Shop. Registration forms are available at the Gilford Parks and Recreation Department, Bolduc Park and Piche’s Ski Shop. Please mail, fax or drop off your registrations directly to Piche’s Ski Shop. Cost is $60 per person, including rental equipment, $30 per person with their own equipment. For more information contact Bob or Pat Bolduc at 524-2068.
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CANS FOR BOY SCOUT TROOP 68! Drop of bins are located at: (Former) Old Time Walters Market D'Angelos Sandwich Shop St. Joseph Church (parking lot)
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By Holiday Mathis SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You’ll likely find that you don’t have the time to indulge in media because real life will be more fascinating to you than any fictional entertainment out there. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). In one moment you think that a problem can’t be solved. In the next moment you realize that it’s the sort of thing that gets solved every day. You’re very close to the answer. Keep digging. Ask everyone around. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You do things differently from the way your parents did, and they did things differently from the way their parents did. Today you’ll note these differences with a sense of pride. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). The things you can’t see or own or control are far more valuable than the material things that can occupy so much of your attention and time. You know this and will prioritize accordingly. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Handling what is going on now will be a bit of a challenge -- not because it’s a difficult circumstance, but because it’s so easy that you may mentally drift to another place in time while you work. TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Jan. 3). You’ll sense which options will be the most prosperous and choose accordingly. Your practical approach to love will bond you firmly as a cohesive team. While you may appear to aim for materialistic goals, what’s accomplished will go beyond the tangible into the sublime. Joint ventures excel in March and April. Libra and Pisces people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 30, 25, 4, 10 and 19.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). When was the last time you had endless stretches of hours and nothing to do to fill them? It’s been a long while. Rearrange things to give yourself more of that most opulent of luxuries: time. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You’ll spend much of your day in maintenance mode. This sends a signal to the universe that you’re happy with what you have, and you’ll soon wind up with even more of it. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). A kind gesture you made long ago will be reciprocated. The warm feelings have been simmering this whole time, though it wasn’t clear to the other person until now exactly how to give back. CANCER (June 22-July 22). You don’t feel responsible for all the ills of the world, but you still want to make it better. What you do to help others will bring immediate comfort. It will give you hope to see the signs that healing is taking place. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Someone who is very persistent may finally get your attention. There is a lesson for you in this, and you will be inspired to embody the spirit of persistence regarding another area of your life. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). The one you adore needs you, too. There’s great alchemy at work in this relationship. What you have together is greater than the sum of its parts. A magical element rises from the mix. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Get organized. You have all the hard resources necessary to make a project work. All you need now is to line them up and point them in the same direction.
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––––––– ALMANAC ––––––– Today is Tuesday, Jan. 3, the third day of 2012. There are 363 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 3, 1959, Alaska became the 49th state as President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed a proclamation. On this date: In 1521, Martin Luther was excommunicated from the Roman Catholic Church by Pope Leo X. In 1777, Gen. George Washington’s army routed the British in the Battle of Princeton, N.J. In 1861, more than two weeks before Georgia seceded from the Union, the state militia seized Fort Pulaski at the order of Gov. Joseph E. Brown. The Delaware House and Senate voted to oppose secession from the Union. In 1911, the first postal savings banks were opened by the U.S. Post Office. (The banks were abolished in 1966.) In 1938, the March of Dimes campaign to fight polio was organized. In 1949, in a pair of rulings, the U.S. Supreme Court said that states had the right to ban closed shops. In 1958, the first six members of the newly formed U.S. Commission on Civil Rights held their first meeting at the White House. In 1961, President Dwight D. Eisenhower announced the United States was formally terminating diplomatic and consular relations with Cuba. In 1967, Jack Ruby, the man who shot and killed accused presidential assassin Lee Harvey Oswald, died in a Dallas hospital. In 1980, conservationist Joy Adamson, author of “Born Free,” was killed in northern Kenya by a former employee. In 1990, ousted Panamanian leader Manuel Noriega surrendered to U.S. forces, 10 days after taking refuge in the Vatican’s diplomatic mission. In 1993, President George H.W. Bush and Russian President Boris Yeltsin signed a historic nuclear missile-reduction treaty in Moscow. One year ago: Prosecutors in Dallas declared Cornelius Dupree Jr. innocent of a rape and robbery that had put him in prison for 30 years, longer than any other DNA exoneree in Texas. Today’s Birthdays: Record producer Sir George Martin is 86. Actor Robert Loggia is 82. Actor Dabney Coleman is 80. Journalistauthor Betty Rollin is 76. Singer-songwriterproducer Van Dyke Parks is 69. Musician Stephen Stills is 67. Rock musician John Paul Jones is 66. Actress Victoria Principal is 62. Actor-director Mel Gibson is 56. Actress Shannon Sturges is 44. Jazz musician James Carter is 43. Actor Jason Marsden is 37. Actress Danica McKellar is 37. Actor Nicholas Gonzalez is 36. NFL quarterback Eli Manning is 31. Rhythm-and-blues singer Lloyd is 26. Actor Alex D. Linz is 23.
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World premier of 4 plays — ‘Political Suicide’ — in Laconia this weekend
LACONIA — Just in time for the New Hampshire Primary, Whitebridge Farm Productions presents the world premiere of ‘Poltical Suicide’, an evening of four darkly funny and provocative new plays written and directed by Ernest Thompson, Academy Award-winning author of ‘On Golden Pond’, Thompson has selected primary weekend and Pitman’s Freight Room at 94 New Salem Street in the heart of Laconia, NH as the perfect time and place for his political launch. Special primary weekend performances are scheduled for Sunday, January 8 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., Monday, January 9 and primary night Tuesday, January 10 at 8 p.m. Performances continue Fridays through Sundays January 13, 14, 15, February 3, 4, 5 and 10, 11, 12 at 8 p.m. with more Sunday matinees on January 15 and February 5 and 12. Go to www.whitebridgefarmproductions.com or call 7443652 for reservations and more information. ‘Poltical Suicide’ combines four short scripts into one power-packed evening. ‘Potato Head for President’ imagines taking the best of each candidate and creating one who might excite the two jaded polling place volunteers and the two eager young voters who struggle to find inspiration, not to mention faith in the process. In ‘Occupy New Lexington’, a restless young man in a small town in New Hampshire dreams of being part of the movement. It’s a lonely crusade when no one shows up to hear his impassioned entreaty on behalf of the 99%. Except, that is, for the police chief, who has his own unique take on the protest and the protestor. Poor Ruth Madoff is down to her last two million and in ‘Welfare Thee Well’, Katrina Belair, a recent widow, whose very wealthy husband left her penniless, has to swallow hard and find out if she qualifies for you know what. She discovers that the system doesn’t make it easy on a person’s welfare. Or pride. In ‘Rewrite’, which, in an earlier draft, Thompson has previously performed with fellow Golden Globe winner and Oscar nominee Karen Black, a United States Senator returns to the small town where his career – and dreams – took flight 40 years ago. His disillusionment with the state of American politics comes up against his most tireless supporter and critic, the still lovely and still passionate editor of the local newspaper, whose formidable path the Senator one long ago night unforgettably crossed. Several new songs written by Thompson and composer Joseph Deleault will also make their world premiere at this event including recordings of ‘This Isn’t Your Party’ sung by Samantha Farrell who has opened for the Dave Matthew’s Band and ‘Someone to Care’, performed by long time singer with the Saturday Night Live Band, Christine Ohlman. The ‘Poltical Suicide’ cast includes Thompson, who has performed on Broadway and in regional theatres throughout America, as well as in numerous films, most recently ‘Time and Charges’ and ‘Heavenly Angle’, both written and directed by Thompson through Whitebridge Farm Productions; Pat Langille, whose extensive stage resume includes last summer’s Winnipesaukee Playhouse run of ‘Steel Magnolias’; Austine Howard, who has performed frequently at the Little Church Theater and in Los Angeles; Meredith Imbimbo, a recent graduate of Franklin Pierce University and Evan Clinton from Moultonborough. Whitebridge Farm Productions is a New Hampshire based film and theatre production company founded by Thompson with partners Morgan Murphy and Lori Gigliotti Murphy. “These plays demand proof that your choice for President of the United States has real value” claims producer, Morgan Murphy. “This is hilarious live theatre in your local freight room about something that really counts – your vote.” This landmark event promises to be funnier than the debates and guarantees to influence your vote. Go to www.whitebridgefarmproductions.com or call (603) 744-3652 for reservations and more information.
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Dear Annie: I am a 17-year-old girl with divorced parents. My dad lives with “Heather.” She is young, has three kids and is very irritating. Heather seems to think she has to make fun of people. Her favorite targets are my mom and my father’s family members. She’s always touching my dad and constantly picks fights with my sister and me, and sometimes Dad, too. She is always checking the numbers he calls and texts, because she is afraid he’s cheating on her. Once, Heather told me I was no longer welcome in her house. She told my father she hates me and would appreciate it if I left him alone. How can I tell her I don’t like it when she makes fun of the people I love, and that I’d prefer it if she’d simply ignore me rather than be all nice one minute and a wicked stepmother the next? -- Confused Teenager Dear Confused: Heather sounds a little insecure about her relationship with your father, and it’s unfortunate that you are on the receiving end. Right now, if you want to see your father, you’ll have to put up with Heather. But you should talk to Dad about how unwelcome she makes you feel, and say you’d appreciate it if he’d ask her to keep her snarky comments about the family to herself. Such remarks are inappropriate and damaging. Dear Annie: Recently, a dear friend and neighbor passed away. The family chose to have a get-together on Thanksgiving and invited another neighbor and me. They understood that we would spend dinner with our own families and said it would be perfectly fine if we showed up afterward. They said they’d be home all evening. The family mentioned the event several times and called to be sure we were coming. They even asked permission to use my driveway for their guests.
I had Thanksgiving dinner at my son’s house. When I arrived home, there were no cars in my driveway. My neighbor said there hadn’t been any cars there all day. I phoned the family twice and got voicemail. My neighbor and I rang their doorbell in case they couldn’t hear the phone, but there was no answer. When the family returned home, my neighbor was outside and asked if they’d had a nice day. They said yes. I am hurt and would like an explanation. Apparently, they changed the location and didn’t inform us. I would understand if they did that or decided just to have immediate family. But a phone call telling me this would have been nice, as I left my own family dinner early. I called the family again and left a message, but still have received no response. I don’t know what to make of the situation. -- Kentucky Dear Kentucky: Let’s be charitable and assume the family changed the location and forgot to notify those who wouldn’t also be attending their Thanksgiving dinner. When they returned to hear your messages, they were too embarrassed to call back and apologize. We hope you can forgive them. When there is a death in the family, people can sometimes be unintentionally inconsiderate. Dear Annie: I read the letter from “Need School Assistance,” whose second-grader was molested by a disruptive boy at his school. As a retired school social worker, all my red flags went up when I read this. “Boyd’s” behaviors are indicators of possible sexual abuse in his own home. For this young child to be suspended twice in a single semester perhaps to spend more time in a potentially abusive environment is heartbreaking. You said you hoped the school had called child welfare services to look into his home life, and I would say a call is certainly in order. -- Concerned in the Midwest
Annie’s Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann Landers column. Please e-mail your questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org, or write to: Annie’s Mailbox, c/o Creators Syndicate, 5777 W. Century Blvd., Ste. 700, Los Angeles, CA 90045.
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For Rent East Tilton- Large 1 bedroom, includes washer/dryer, dishwasher & electricity. No smoking/dogs. $800/Month. 524-7315
Belmont- 2 bedroom 2nd floor. Heat & Electric Included. No smoking/pets. $1,000/Month. 387-6875 BELMONT: 2 bedroom, 3rd floor. Coin-op laundry and storage space in basement. $235/week including heat, electric & hot water. 524-1234, www.whitemtrentals.com. BELMONT: 2-bedroom duplex, washer/dryer hookups, $800/ month, 1st and $500 deposit, non-smoker. (603)455-7942. BELMONT: First floor, one bedroom, private road, deck, quiet country setting. Heat included $695/ month. 455-5848. CENTER Harbor House- One bedroom, year-round, propane central heat, tenant pays all utilities, tenant does all yard maintenance. No pets/Smoking. credit report required, verified income, references. $400/Month, security. Call between 5PM-8PM 603-253-6924.
3 Bedroom House yard, seasonal porch, storage, laundry on site, parking, close to downtown, $950 per month, pay own utilities.
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(603)455-9189 LACONIA- 1-bedroom, 1-bath. Freshly painted, off street parking. $135/Week, hot water included. No pets/smoking. $500 deposit. 524-4771 LACONIA3 bedroom clean, cozy cape near LRGH. No smokers/pets. For Sale Also. $950/Month. 528-3789 LACONIA- 3 bedroom house. $1,000/Month + utilities. Pets considered, references & deposit. 524-9665 LACONIA- Messer St. 3 Room 1 bedroom with sun porch. 2nd floor. $165/Week. Includes heat/electric. $500 security. 524-7793
Tilton Downtown- 2 bedroom apartment. $700/Month, Heat & Hot water included. 781-315-2358 TILTONTWO CLEAN, UPDATED one bedrooms. Heat/Hot Water included, no dogs. $640-$660/Month. 603-393-9693 or 916-214-7733. WINNISQUAM: Small efficiency and a cottage including heat, hot water, lights and cable. $150-$175 per week. $400 deposit. No pets. 387-3864.
Laconia- Private 1 bedroom with heat, hot water, garage. Easy walk to town. $750/Month. No pets. 603-455-0874 LACONIA-DUPLEX 2 bedroom 1 bath, washer/dryer hookups, garage. $900/month, heat included. References & security deposit. No pets or smokers. 524-8886 LACONIA/LAKEPORT Condo: 2-bedroom, 2-bath. $900/Month, heat & hot water included. Call 603-235-6901. LACONIA: 2 bedroom, 2nd floor in duplex building. $235/week including heat, electric & hot water, 524-1234 www.whitemtrentals.com. LACONIA: Prime 2-bedroom apt. on Gale Avenue. Walk to town and beaches. Very large rooms. Beautiful hardwood floors, loads of closets. Private porch and garage. $1,000/month, includes heat and hot water. 524-3892 or 630-4771. LACONIA: Gail Avenue, 3rd floor, 1BR heat and h/w included, no pets, no smoking. $725. 524-5837. LACONIA: Gilbert Apartments. Call for available apartments. 524-4428 LACONIA : LARGE Sunny, updated first floor, 4 bdrm apt. H/HW included. 8 rooms in all, sunroom, laundry rm, deck, nice yard: $1,199/month. 566-6815 MEREDITH: Beautiful downtown apartment. 2-bedroom, 3-bath, private parking. $1,250/month.
For Rent-Commercial OFFICE/RETAIL Space for Rent: 450 Sq.Ft. Great front building exposure! $850 per month. Everything included. Busy Route 3, 539 Laconia Road, Tilton. Call 630-2332.
For Sale 7 YARDS, PLUSH deep red velvet “old glory” 48-inches wide. Great for Santa suit. $70 524-8860 90-GALLON Marine Fish Tank: Includes light, skimmer, pumps, live rock and fish! $800. 968-7941 or 968-3540. AMAZING! Beautiful pillowtop matress sets, twin $169, full or queen $249, king $399. See AD under “Furniture”. BEDROOM-SOLID Cherrywood Sleigh bed. Dresser, mirror, chest, night stand. New! Cost $2,200 sell $895. 235-1773 FREE- BODY by Jake Ab Scissor. Good condition. 677-6528 CUSTOM Glazed Kitchen Cabinets. Solid maple, never installed. Cost $6,000 sacrifice
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BOMBS from page 2 opment, human rights and minority rights as a general consultant to the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations. The center also has a full, accredited school that resumes Tuesday after holiday break, and some parents were concerned about the attack, Al-Sahlani said. The sprawling complex has two minarets rising high with the Van Wyck Expressway as a backdrop. On Monday, the concrete overhang outside the main entrance was blackened from smoke damage and there was minor damage to the area near the sign, as yellow police tape fluttered. But Al-Sahlani, 36, dressed in traditional clerics’ robes, said the center was working with authorities and trying to move forward. The front doors were wide open, and anyone could walk in to worship — as is the tradition at such Muslim centers. However, Al-Sahlani said police are keeping close watch, with cruisers parked outside. And authorities questioned him about contacts the Muslim cleric has had recently, either by phone or in person, he said. “This is America,” he said. “And we must continue to love one another.” Other targeted locations were more substantially damaged. No one was injured in the four attacks. Police said at least three Molotov cocktails were thrown, though some did not explode. The first hit at 8 p.m., when a bottle was thrown at a counter at a corner store known as a bodega. Ten minutes later, a nearby house was damaged in a fire that erupted when a possible firebomb smashed through glass; it took 65 firefighters 40 minutes to bring the blaze under control, authorities said. The home was badly damaged.
At 8:44 p.m., the Islamic center was targeted. And at 10:14 p.m., two bottles were thrown — but did not explode — at a house police said was used for Hindu worship services. Police said possible suspects were believed to have fled the scenes of the third and fourth attacks. They were looking at surveillance video obtained from the bodega and the attack on one of the houses. Meanwhile, political leaders spoke out against the incidents. Mayor Michael Bloomberg said New York Police Department hate crimes unit detectives were working with precinct detectives and looking into whether there were any connections to incidents outside the city. Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the Council on AmericanIslamic Relations condemned the violence. “The four reported attacks on Sunday night go against everything we stand for as New Yorkers and Americans,” Cuomo said in a statement. “Attacks such as this have no place in our open and inclusive society.” CAIR called on police and Muslim institutions to step up security measures around mosques. Ibrahim Hooper, a spokesman for the advocacy group, said CAIR recently called on the FBI to investigate threats targeting mosques posted on an antiIslam blog called “Bare Naked Islam.” One comment on the site read: “Throw 10 Molotov cocktails into these mosques and burn them down,” according to Hooper. By Monday, the comment appeared to have been taken down by blog operator WordPress.com. The council noted that in the past year, numerous mosques or mosque construction sites around the country have been targeted by arson, vandalism or threats.
Gilford Appliance/Household item Sale! 30 years of accumulation! Refrigerator, gas stove, microwave, gas dryer, all in good working order. Rocking chair, exercize bike, many crafting books, and much more! Everything must go! Call 764-1035 for appointment
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HOLIDAY SPECIAL: GREEN FIREWOOD, cut, not split $130/cord, cut & split $175/cord. Also, logging, landclearing & tree work (All phases). 393-8416. Salon Dryer & hydrolic chair, (2) sink w/wall cabinet, station unit, desk, etc. Closing shop. Best Offer! 524-3613 SMALL quantity delivery, K1 kerosene, works in all burners. 603-737-1206 Burner relights also. SOFA bed- twin size with new slip cover, Good mattress. Easy pull out. $75. 524-0121
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CAIRO (AP) — The trial of Hosni Mubarak resumed Monday amid speculation that a recent acquittal of policemen tried in the killings of protesters could be a prelude to the dismissal of charges against the ousted Egyptian leader. Mubarak is charged with complicity in the killing of more than 800 protesters during the uprising that toppled his 29-year regime last year. The 83-year-old ailing Mubarak was brought by helicopter to the Cairo courthouse from a hospital where he is held in custody. He was then taken into the defendants’ cage on a gurney, wearing dark sunglasses and covered by a green blanket. Another Cairo court on Thursday acquitted five policemen of charges of killing five protesters in the capital’s el-Sayedah Zeinab district during the Jan. 25-Feb. 11 uprising. The court said three of the defendants were not at the site of the killings while the other two fired on protesters in self defense. The ruling angered families of the victims. Activists demanded that the killers be brought to justice and complained that similar cases are languishing in courts in several Egyptian cities. On trial with Mubarak are his two sons, Gamal, his one-time heir apparent, and Alaa, along with the ousted leader’s former security chief and six top police commanders. The Mubaraks face additional corruption charges in the same case. The trial began Aug. 3 but has since been bogged down in procedural matters, including a demand by lawyers for the victims that the presiding judge, Ahmed Rifaat, be removed.
Snowmobiles 2002 Arctic Cat ZL 600 EFI w/trailer. 1,770 miles, $3,400 or BRO. Call 393-3635-Leave Message SALES, SERVICE, performance parts. New & used parts, complete line of accessories for Snowmobiles & ATV!s. Pre-owned sleds. Lake City Cat House, 283 White Oaks Rd., Laconia. Open 7 days a week. 524-5954.
FOR Sale By Owner: 2-Bedroom house, 1-1/4 bath. 180 Mechanic Street, Laconia. 524-8142.
Housemate wanted for beautiful home with private unit for rent . Now available in Laconia/Gilford. 8 minutes from college, hospital and downtown in quiet area. Rent includes all utilities, internet and cable. Completely furnished $500/month. Call 528-8030.
GILFORD garage for rent near Airport. One large lighted garage. $170 monthly. 781-710-2208.
Services $20 Traditional Japanese Bodywork Treatments Please come and enjoy the therapeutic and relaxing benefits of traditional Japanese body work known as Shiatsu. Each treatment is performed fully clothed on a comfortable floor mat and takes about an hour. Treatments are performed at the Sachem Shiatsu office at the Fitness Edge building in Meredith. Please call Sensei Jones at 603-524-4780 to make an appointment.
Open your body for optimum health with this Japanese-style yoga using the 12-main meridians used in Acupuncture. Gentle, joint-opening exercises plus meridian stretch sequence following the breath. One hour class $5, Thursdays at 11:00 in Gilford. Learn a 15-minute sequence you can do at home. Call Heidi Eberhardt, Licensed Acupuncturist at 617-894-0178, for more information and to make an appointment.
In Egypt, Muburak trial resumes speculation about an acquittal
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