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Lead singer in Eric Grant Band indicted for aggravated sexual assault By gAil oBeR


LACONIA – The lead singer and namesake of a local country band has been indicted by a Belknap County grand jury for aggravated felonious sexual assault for an incident that allegedly occurred on December 31, 2006. The indictment stated Eric Grant, 41, whose last known address was 34 Broadview Drive in Sanbornton, allegedly digitally penetrated a 10-year-old female at an undisclosed address in Gilford. An indictment is not a reflection of one’s guilt or innocence. It is a statement from a grand jury that enough evidence exists to warrant a criminal trial. Belknap County Sheriff Craig Wiggin said the sheriff’s department conducted the investigation that ultimately lead to Grant’s indictment. Wiggin declined to comment on the specifics of the case but confirmed the accused is the lead singer of the Eric Grant Band. see GraNT page 6

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Sub-zero weather brightens hopes of area ice fishermen By RogeR Amsden FOR THE LACONIA DAILY SUN

MEREDITH — The first below zero weather of the New Year was cause for optimism among ice fiishermen in the Lakes Region, including 66-year-old Russell Brown of Meredith, who was the first to venture out onto Meredith Bay Thursday morning when the thermometer still registered a few degrees below zero. ‘’It’s about five inches thick,’’ said Brown of the ice shelf which had formed just off from Hesky Park where he set up his folding lawn chair while waiting for a strike on one of his tipups. Brown warmed his hands over a fire he had built in a metal cooker which was elevated above the ice and said thay he’s been ice fishing on Meredith Bay for well over 50 years and expects that the Bay, which is still far from being completely frozen over, will be ready to support bob houses in about a week. ‘’It never freezes over before January 10th. And I Russell Brown warms his hands while ice fishing on Meredith Bay Thursday morning in below zero temperature. Brown said the ice expect with cold nights like is five inches thick near Hesky Park but that most of the Bay won’t freeze over until next week. (Roger Amsden photo for the Laconia Daily Sun) last night it won’t take much longer,’’ says Brown, who is usually out the ice is forming up nicely and should be January. People are telling me that the on the ice with a group of his friends and in good shape for the 34th annual Great smaller ponds are frozen pretty good and expects that they’ll all get togther on Lake Meredith Rotary Ice Fishing Derby, which that places like Pemigewasset Lake, Lake Winona in Center Harbor this weekend. is scheduled for Feb. 9-10, some five weeks Waukewan and Paugus Bay are covered A.J. Nute of A.J.’s Bait and Tackle in away. with ice and that Center Harbor Bay is Meredith says that he’s had reports from ‘’We’ve got plenty of time. Meredith frozen over.’’ says Nute. ice fishermen from all over the area that Bay usually doesn’t freeze over until midsee iCE page 10

Apartment rental allows Tilton-Northfield Fire Chief to keep his job By michAel Kitch THE LACONIA DAILY SUN

TILTON — By renting an apartment in Tilton , Fire Chief Brad Ober met the deadline of January 2 set by the TiltonNorthfield Fire Commission to establish residency within the district or face dismissal. “I’m looking forward to getting all this behind me and moving forward with the department,” Ober said yesterday. He said that he is in the process of changing his address, licensing his vehicle and registering to vote in Tilton. “The commissioners of the Tilton-North-

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Scientists are abuzz about a coal-colored rock from Mars that landed in the Sahara desert: A yearlong analysis revealed it’s quite different from other Martian meteorites. Not only is it older than most, it also contains more water, tests showed. The baseballsize meteorite, estimated to be 2 billion years old, is strikingly similar to the volcanic rocks examined on the Martian surface by the NASA rovers Spirit and Opportunity, which found water-bearing minerals. “Here we have a piece of Mars that I can hold in my hands. That’s really exciting,” said Carl Agee, director of the Institute of Meteoritics and curator at the University of New Mexico who led the study published online Thursday in the journal Science. Most space rocks that fall to Earth as meteorites come from the asteroid belt, but a number can be traced to see ROCK page 6

5 men charged with murder in New Delhi gang rape NEW DELHI (AP) — Five men accused of raping a university student for hours on a bus as it drove through India’s capital were charged with murder, rape and other crimes that could bring them the death penalty. The attack on the 23-year-old woman, who died of severe internal injuries over the weekend, provoked a fierce debate across India about the routine mistreatment of females and triggered daily protests demanding action. There have been signs of change since the attack. Rapes, often ignored, have become front-page news, politicians have called for tougher laws, including the death penalty and chemical castration for rapists, and

the government is examining wide-scale reforms in the criminal justice system’s handling of sexual assaults. Activists say the tragedy could mark a turning point for women’s rights. In a nation where court cases often linger for years, the government set up a special fasttrack court Wednesday to deal with crimes against woman, and that is where the charges against the five men were filed Thursday evening. The government said it planned to open four more such courts in the city. Prosecutor Rajiv Mohan filed a case of rape, tampering with evidence, kidnapping, murder and other charges against the men. The charge sheet was not released and he asked for a closed trial. A hearing

was set for Saturday. The men charged were Ram Singh, the bus driver; his brother Mukesh Singh, who cleans buses for the same company; Pavan Gupta, a fruit vendor; Akshay Singh, a bus washer; and Vinay Sharma, a fitness trainer. They did not appear in court. Authorities have said they would push for the death penalty for the men. The victim’s father said he supported the death penalty. “The toughest and the harshest punishment should be given,” he said, adding that he thought a new law should be named after his daughter. A sixth suspect, listed as a 17-year-old, see RAPE page 11

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google has settled a U.S. government probe into its business practices without making any major concessions on how the company runs its Internet search engine, the world’s most influential gateway to digital information and commerce. Thursday’s agreement with the Federal Trade Commission covers only some of the issues raised in a wide-ranging antitrust investigation that could have culminated in a regulatory crackdown that re-shapes Internet search, advertising and mobile computing. But the FTC didn’t find any reason to impose radical changes, to the relief of

Google and technology trade groups worried about overzealous regulation discouraging future innovation. The resolution disappointed consumer rights groups and Google rivals such as Microsoft Corp., which had lodged complaints with regulators in hopes of legal action that would split up or at least hobble the Internet’s most powerful company. Google is still trying to settle a similar antitrust probe in Europe. A resolution to that case is expected to come within the next few weeks. After a 19-month investigation, Google Inc. placated the FTC by agreeing to a consent decree that will require the com-

pany to charge “fair, reasonable and nondiscriminatory” prices to license hundreds of patents deemed essential to the operations of mobile phones, tablet computers, laptops and video game players. The requirement is meant to ensure that Google doesn’t use patents acquired in last year’s $12.4 billion purchase of Motorola Mobility to thwart competition from mobile devices running on software other than Google’s Android system. The products vying against Android include Apple Inc.’s iPhone and iPad, Research in Motion Ltd.’s BlackBerry and Microsoft’s Windows software. see GOOGLE page 8

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Rebel area shows limits Maggie Hassan inaugurated as N.H.’s 81st governor of push for Damascus

BEIRUT (AP) — Twin airstrikes by government jets on a large, rebel-held suburb of Damascus on Thursday sheered the sides off apartment towers and left residents digging through rubble for the dead and wounded. The bombing of Douma came amid a wave of attacks on rebellious districts of the Syrian capital, part of the government’s efforts to keep rebel fighters out of President Bashar Assad’s seat of power. Late Thursday, a car bomb exploded at a gas station inside the city itself, killing at least nine people, activists said. Douma, the largest patch of rebel-held ground near Damascus, illustrates why the opposition’s advance on the capital has bogged down. Despite capturing territory and setting up committees to provide basic services, the rebels lack the firepower to challenge Assad’s forces and remain helpless before his air force. That stalemate suggests the war will not end soon. The U.N. said Wednesday that more than 60,000 people have been killed since March 2011 — a figure much higher than previous opposition estimates. Rebels took control of Douma, a suburb of some 200,000 located nine miles (15 kilometers) northwest of Damascus, in mid-October 2011, after launching attacks on military posts throughout the city, activists said. Less than a week later, the rebels had taken over a half-dozen checkpoints and government buildings, said activist Mohammed Saeed. The army withdrew from others. “Since then, the city has been totally liberated,” he said. “There are no government troops left, but we still suffer from regime airstrikes almost every day.” Today, those entering Douma must pass through rebel checkpoints at the city’s main entryways. Rebels with camouflage vests and Kalashnikov rifles zip about on motorcycles, communicating by see SYRIA page 11

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Issuing a call for bipartisanship, Democrat Maggie Hassan was sworn in Thursday as New Hampshire’s 81st chief executive and the second female to lead the state. The 54-year-old business attorney from Exeter succeeds popular Democrat John Lynch, the governor since 2005 who retired after serving four two-year terms. Hassan won the governorship in November by beating conservative Republican Ovide Lamontagne, who she characterized as too extreme for New Hampshire. Despite the harshly negative tone of the campaign, Hassan has repeatedly called for bipartisanship and included Republicans in her transition team. In her inaugural speech, Hassan reiterated the themes of her campaign, focusing especially on the need to support education and innovation as the keys to a strong economy. She again called for bipartisanship to solve the state’s problems. “The people of our state collaborate and make things work all the time, and their elected leaders must be able to do the same. The people of New Hampshire have made it clear that they want to restore balance, that they want us to work together,” she said. Hassan urged people to focus on commonsense solutions “born of collaboration.” “Then we will together end the era of hasty, reactive government,” she said in a reference to the partisanship that was the hallmark of Statehouse politics over the past two years. Republicans held supermajorities in the Senate and House until November. Democrats now control the House and Republicans hold a narrow margin in the Senate. A former state Senate majority leader, Hassan is familiar with the inner workings of state government. Hassan stressed the need to repair damage done by the Republican Legislature in its last budget, particularly by restoring deep cuts to public colleges. She said the way to grow the economy is to invest in education so business has the workforce it needs.

Her most challenging task will be writing a budget that reins in pent up demand by Democrats, particularly in the House, which is now in their control. At budget hearings in November, Hassan cautioned state agencies that their requests for $321 million in new funding from state tax sources was unrealistic. She later directed agencies to submit new, lower spending requests for the two-year budget taking effect in July. She submits her budget to lawmakers in mid-February. She asked lawmakers Thursday to embrace her Innovate New Hampshire jobs plan, which focuses on building an educated workforce, doubling a business research and development tax credit and giving technical assistance to businesses. She repeated her promise to veto personal income and general sales taxes. New Hampshire has neither a general sales nor personal income tax. “To those of you who believe deeply in an income tax, I ask you to put that aside. I will veto an income or sales tax. And as we build the next budget, though we have much to address, we must acknowledge that we will not be able to do everything all at once,” she said. “To those on the other side,” she added, “I ask you to recognize there are some things that government must do — not only to help our most vulnerable citizens, but also to provide the platform for economic growth. Needs do not go away simply because we don’t fund them. And opportunities for innovation and growth can evaporate if we fail to make smart investments in a timely way.” Senate President Peter Bragdon, a Milford Republican, said he expects to work collaboratively with Hassan, a former Senate colleague, to try to find compromise. “After listening to Gov. Hassan’s speech, I am convinced the emphasis of this legislative session will be on finding solutions instead of fighting,” he said. House Republican Leader Gene Chandler of Bartlett said he still wants to know how she will see HASSAN page 20

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Michael Barone

North Dakota or bust? Demographics buffs get a special Christmas present every year courtesy of the Census Bureau: its annual estimates of the populations of the 50 states and the District of Columbia. This gives demographers a chance to see where the nation is growing and where it is not, and to get an idea of the destination of immigrants and of the flow of people into one set of states and out of another. Nationally, the Census Bureau estimates that the United States has grown from 308 million people when the Census was conducted in April 2010 to almost 313 million in July 2012, a rate of 1.7 percent. If that continues through the decade, the nation’s population will rise at a lower rate but by a larger number in this decade than it did in 2000-2010. The fastest growth in the last two years has been in two small enclaves — in the District of Columbia (5.1 percent), thanks to the federal government and gentrification, and in North Dakota (4 percent), thanks to the Bakken shale oil boom. Neither is up to 700,000 people yet, though North Dakota, after nearly a century in the 600,000s, is almost there. The next-fastest growth rate is in the giant state of Texas. Its population rose 3.6 percent, to 26 million. This single state accounts for 18 percent of total U.S. population growth. Two other states grew more than 3 percent, Utah and Colorado, thanks to high birth rates and newcomers eager to live near ski areas. And Florida, where growth stagnated after the housing bust, grew at 2.7 percent. The two biggest growth states of the last two decades, Nevada and Arizona, are growing again, but at a pace behind Washington state and at about the same rate of the South Atlantic states of Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia. The two states that lost population in the last two years are economically beleaguered Rhode Island and Michigan. But Michigan seems to be rebounding, growing enough in the last year that its 2010-12 estimated population loss was only 275 people. Immigration is sharply down from the levels of 1982-2007. International migration, as the Census Bureau calls it, was only 0.6 percent of 2010 population in

the last two years. It topped the 1 percent level only in New Jersey, New York and Florida. To judge from the statewide figures, immigrants have stopped heading in large numbers to the heartland and have mostly been going to a few metro areas — New York, Boston, Washington, Miami and Orlando. Immigration is only slightly above the national average now in California and Nevada and below it in Arizona, with its immigration enforcement laws. Net Mexican immigration has halted. California is likely getting more Asians than Hispanics. Movement within the country has been at low levels; people tend to stay put when economic times are bad, as they did in the 1930s. But New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Illinois did see an outflow of more than 1 percent of their 2010 populations. People evidently aren’t enamored of their high (and in Connecticut and Illinois, increased ) tax rates. And there was significant outflow from the auto states of Michigan and Ohio, as well. But outflow from California was much lower than in the past and amounted to less than half of the immigrants who moved in. The biggest domestic inflow in percentage terms, though the numbers aren’t huge, was to booming North Dakota and the District of Columbia, 2.6 and 2.4 percent of their 2010 populations. That’s big in just two years. After that, the biggest inflows in percentage terms were in the second-largest and soon to be thirdlargest states, Texas and Florida, and in Colorado. Tampa, Orlando, Houston, Austin, Dallas and Denver are drawing people in. Nationally, natural increase — the excess of births (8.9 million) over deaths (5.6 million) — was almost double the number of immigrants (1.8 million). The highest rates of natural increase were in majority-Mormon Utah and then, well behind, in California and Texas, both 38 percent Hispanic in 2010. Babies seem to come disproportionately to opposite ends of the political spectrum. The big stories: the Bakken shale, big government, the Texas boom and the continued slide down I-95 from the Northeast to the South Atlantic from Washington, D.C., to Florida.

LETTERS When reporting horrific events, how much detail is too much? To the editor, I pose the question: How much is too much? This is in reference to many reported stories, many too recent but specifically to an article from December 29th page 2. A horrific event. Do we need all these details? Is there a way to report this story, still relaying the sadness, the tragedy, and the senselessness, but without details to stab at our heart? I understand the need for infor-

mation. I do not “put my head in the sand”, though at times I would like to. There are so many bad, sad, mean, awful things that happen in our world, always have been, may always be. Could we not take up that space with good, and positive and, may , I suggest, a different kind of teaching and reporting when having to report the stuff that breaks our hearts? So, I pose the question...... Janine Page Laconia

So, anyone questioning medical professionals is on a ‘high horse’? To the editor, This letter is in response to Mirno Pasquali’s letter of December 26. He claimed that I attacked his office as well as him many years ago. I don’t believe that to be true and I have no idea where he works. This doctor of condescension then wants to know what my education level is, assuming that I don’t know the meaning of anecdotal. He then twists my words into a pretzel by claiming I said that those in the medical field must accept the anecdotal evidence about chiropractic, because I say so. I offered over a hundred years of anecdotal evidence as one example of chiropractic effectiveness. I also offered scientific research which he apparently dismissed out of hand because it didn’t include Dr. Pero’s research. The anecdotal evidence of hundreds of thousands of people certainly has merit in my opinion, but I did not infer that as some mandate for health professionals. Good grief, when one is on the defensive, one resorts to exaggeration or hyperbole. One also resorts to ridicule when imbued with a false sense of superiority, as you will see in the following paragraphs. Next, this practitioner of patronization never actually addressed my original letter which was about flu shots. He said it was for “the same reason I do not correct every child on their beliefs about the tooth fairy, Santa Claus or the Easter Bunny”. He goes on to say, “you have your beliefs as wrong as they are”. You see folks, my article was about flu shots and not chiropractic, but that is what Mr. Pasquali wanted to talk about and so he thought he would set the param-

some goofy bet. How transparently disingenuous and, dare I say arrogant, can one person be? In a future letter, I will address in detail, the issues regarding the overuse of flu shots which are in fact very dangerous and often useless and how misguided it is to eschew nutritional therapies in favor of harmful, chemical injections which have seldom been properly tested for safety or efficacy. Nor have there been any long term studies shedding light on the awful side effects and injuries they have caused. Or the fact that “big pharma” has been granted immunity from prosecution. Doctors, physicians’ assistants, nurses and other medical staff are educated and caring people and do the best they can and I respect that. Unfortunately, they have little to no training in nutrition and have been duped by the fraudulent, medical/ industrial complex. Which is perhaps the most outrageous example of crony capitalism that has ever been perpetrated on the American people. Folks who know me are aware that I am a strong believer in free market capitalism. The complicity that occurs within the pharmaceutical industry and our government does not even remotely represent FMC, which has brought more prosperity to it’s citizens then any other system ever devised. Finally, Mr. Pasquali flaunts his experience in the medical field. I applaud him for all the good work he says he has done. But to use that experience as a sledgehammer to put me down because I have not toiled in the medical field, is elitist and damaging to any meaningful dialogue. He resorts to name call-

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LETTERS On his final day, Johann Sebastian Bach was prepared to face God To the editor, From his death bed, Johann Sebastian Bach could reflect on a life of faithful service to God. He had invested the gifts and talents that he had been given, writing hundreds of pieces of music (in numerous forms) that testified of his commitment to God and his Kingdom. Bach had been vocal about his faith, writing that, “the aim and final reason, as of all music... should be none else but the glory of God and the recreation of the mind.” He dedicated piece after piece to God’s glory. So complete was the integration of his faith with his music that he had been called “the greatest of preachers.” What were his thoughts on his last day on earth July 28, 1750? A failed eye operation had left him blind. As his health declined, he likely would have been surrounded by family members and friends. Yet it is clear that his thoughts

turned to his upcoming face-to-face encounter with God. And, as so often before, he expressed his thoughts through music. Although totally blind, he completed his last composition, and chorale “Before Thy Throne I Stand.” The words are intimate, expressing Bach’s own thoughts about appearing before God: “Before Your throne I now appear, O God, and humbly bid You, turn not Your gracious face, away from me, poor sinner.” Bach faced the end of his life with his focus on God. Hallelujah! What does the future hold for you? Are you ready for whatever God allows in your path? Are you prepared for the challenges you will face? Remember: Someday you will stand before His throne and give an account of your life. Please: Make sure you are ready. Bishop Paul W. Blake Laconia

from preceding page ing, insinuating that I am ignorant and implying that I am an idiot and finally diagnosing me as a “poser”, a term he seemingly learned from his son. His assessment is that I have said nothing of import. Apparently, I am not competent enough to even challenge him on any of his claims. To do so, according to him, means that I am “sitting on my high horse” and that I think I have all the answers. How’s that for a kangaroo sized jump to a conclusion. And to demean my integrity because he infers his life experiences must be far superior and more painful than mine, is callous, demeaning and disrespectful. Mr. Pasquali knows nothing of my personal and professional experiences with depression, suicide, Alzheimer’s’ disease, psychosis, bipolar illness and schizophrenia. He knows nothing about my duty as a Vietnam veteran or my decades working with the mentally ill and children who have been emotionally, physically and sexually abused. Clue-

lessly, he calls me arrogant, stupid, ignorant and a poser. I’m surprised he has not incurred a severe case of tendinitis with all of his patting himself on the back. Perhaps he has. If so, he might try some all natural homeopathic, anti-inflammatory pain relief cream first, before resorting to a painful injection. I’ve also heard that supplementing with nutritional supplements can help calm down the inflammatory response. For example, using curcumin with quercetin mixed with olive oil, for maximum absorption. Plus magnesium citrate/malate and of course Vitamin D3. I have climbed off of my high horse (actually just little Tony the Pony), in an effort to keep it real. Now, is it possible that Mr. Pasquali can climb down from that lofty allopathic allosaurus that he seems to be perched on, in an effort to have some honest, open and reasoned discourse? I’ll gladly loan him my super deluxe, extension ladder. Russ Wiles Tilton

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Belknap County representatives split on gun ban City Council approves By Michael Kitch

CONCORD — The 18 representatives from Belknap County divided largely along party lines when the New Hampshire House of Representatives this week voted by a majority of 196 to 153 to reinstate the prohibition against carrying firearms in the chamber, anteroom and gallery of the House. Until 2010, when the Republican majority lifted the ban, both lawmakers and visitors had been forbidden to carry firearms in the House for four decades. All five Democrats — Beth Arsenault and David Huot of Laconia,Lisa DiMartino of Gilford, Ruth Gulick of New Hampton and Ian Raymond of Sanbornton — voted with the majority. Dennis Fields of Sanbornton was one only a halfdozen GOP Republicans in the House to join the majority. Apart from Richard Burchell of Gilmanton, who was absent, the eleven remaining Republican representatives — Guy Comtois of Barnstead, Jane

Cormier and Stephen Holmes of Alton, Don Flanders, Bob Luther and Frank Tilton of Laconia, Bob Greemore, Herb Vadney and Colette Worsman of Meredith, and Michael Sylvia and Charles Fink of Belmont — all voted against the prohibition. Commenting on the vote, Sylvia, a self-styled libertarian, wrote on his Facebook page “I’ll look forward to seeing the roll call on the final adoption of the rule. It seems clear to me that many legislators, and I suspect some Republicans, are happy to violate the NH Constitution. I call this treason but I’m a radical. Legislation coming from a treasonous body is invalid and a violation of Law. And there ends working together, I will not be supporting criminals even though they call themselves ‘Honorable’.” Members of the Legislature and the public are allowed to carry firearms elsewhere in the Statehouse complex, including the Legislative Office Building where most public hearings are held, which is governed by the Joint Committee on Legislative Facilities consisting of representatives and senators.

ROCK from page 2 the moon and Mars. Scientists believe an asteroid or some other large object struck Mars, dislodging rocks and sending them into space. Occasionally, some plummet through Earth’s atmosphere. Short of sending a spacecraft or astronaut to the red planet to haul back rocks, Martian meteorites are the next best thing for scientists seeking to better understand how Earth’s neighbor transformed from a tropical environment to a frigid desert. About 65 Martian rocks have been recovered on Earth, mostly in Antarctica or the Sahara. The oldest dates back 4.5 billion years to a time when Mars was warmer and wetter. About half a dozen Martian meteorites are 1.3 billion years old and the rest are 600 million years or younger. The latest meteorite NWA 7034 — nicknamed “Black Beauty”— was donated to the University of New Mexico by an American who bought it from a Moroccan meteorite dealer last year.

Researchers performed a battery of tests on the meteorite and based on its chemical signature confirmed that it was blasted to Earth from Mars. At 2.1 billion years old, it’s the second-oldest known Martian meteorite that formed from a volcanic eruption. There’s also evidence that it was altered by water. Though the amount released during heating was small — 6,000 parts per million — it was still much more than other Martian meteorites. Scientists said this suggested there was interaction with water near the surface during a time when the planet was mostly dry and dusty. More tests are under way to determine how long the rock floated in space and how long it had been sitting in the Sahara. University of Alberta meteorite expert Chris Herd said the find was welcome since most Martian rocks that rain on Earth tend to be younger. And the latest find does not appear to be too contaminated, he said. “It’s fairly fresh. It hasn’t been subjected to a whole lot of weathering,” said Herd, who had no role in the research.

GRANT from page one Rising quickly to become a local favorite, the Eric Grant Band was named North America Country Music Association, International’s New Country Band of the Year and Vocal Group of the Year for 2011. According to the Eric Grant Band website, the band won the 2012 Southwest Airline “Calling

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LACONIA — The City Council last night unanimously approved the recommendations of the Parking Committee to prohibit on-street parking on Harvard Street between North Main Street and Dartmouth Street and to lift the two-hour limit on most spaces on New Salem Street. Since Lakes Region Community Services moved to the Federal Building, on-street parking on Harvard Street has increased and demand has grown for all-day parking at the north end of downtown. The committee examining the parking situation is composed of City Councilor Brenda Baer (Ward 4), whose ward includes much of downtown, Andy Patterson of the Laconia Clinic and Chris Santaniello of Lakes Region Community Services, both major employers, John Moriarity, who owns property on Main Street, and City Manager Scott Myers and Planning Director Shanna Saunders. The committee found that parking along Harvard Street caused congestion, creating risks for motorists leaving the Laconia Clinic by the Harvard Street exit. Meanwhile, some business owners found that all-day parking for their employees became scarce after Lakes Region Community Services occupied the Federal Building. There are eight parallel parking spaces on the west side of New Salem Street and another 38 vertical spaces, including two handicapped spaces, on the east side, half of which are restricted to two hours. The committee recommended designating 34 of the 38 spaces behind the railroad station for all-day parking, leaving four spaces immediately behind the station restricted to two-hours for patrons of the businesses housed in the building. The changes will become effective as soon as appropriate signage can be posted, but will expire when the winter parking ban is lifted in April. After assessing the impacts of the changes, the city council will decide whether to abandon or continue them. Councilor Bob Hamel (Ward 5) suggested that there may be room for more on-site parking at the Federal Building. Santaniello told the council that she is working with the Planning Department to provide more parking for employees on the lot.



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Gilford budget committee doesn’t recommend change in ambulance fund By Gail OBer

GILFORD – The Gilford Budget Committee voted 10-to-1 against recommending a warrant article that would decrease the percentage of ambulance revenues that go to the general fund saying the change circumvents the budget process. The warrant article, which was recommended by the Board of Fire Engineers but has yet to be discussed or voted on by the Board of Selectman, would direct 60 percent of the annual revenue to the Ambulance Revenue Account to replace an ambulance in 2014. What ever money goes into the ambulance revenue account “no longer goes through the budget process,” said Dunn. As it stands now, 60 percent of the ambulance revenues go to the general fund and are expended through the annual budget process. Forty percent of the ambulance revenue goes to the Ambulance Revenue Account that can be used only for purchasing a new ambulance and ambulance supplies. The Ambulance Revenue Account is managed by selectmen acting on the recommendation of the Board of Fire Engineers. The change in the percentage would mean about $45,000 annually would go directly to the Ambulance Revenue Account and not to the general fund. Dunn said the percentage change was reconfigured by the fire engineers to cover the projected cost of a new ambulance in 2014. According to Town Administrator Scott Dunn, there is about $250,000 annually that comes into the town by way of revenue from ambulance income. Most of the income is paid by health or automobile insurance companies, Medicaid or Medicare and is the result of billing for services. Until two years ago, all of the revenue went into the general fund and the town, acting through selectmen, the Budget Committee and the SB2 budget process would appropriate money as it does any revenue.

If a new ambulance was needed, selectmen typically went to voters with a warrant article that would raise and appropriate money for a new piece of capital equipment. The other option was to put money into a capital reserve account annually as a way to save for the ambulance. The voters accepted the concept of the Ambulance Revenue Account two years ago with the stipulation that 60 percent goes to the town. Budget Committee members, with the exception of Rae Mello-Andrews, who supports the formula change, and Selectman Gus Benavides, who abstained, felt the change in the formula would not be appropriate. “Personally, I like capital reserve funds,” said Kevin Roy. Kevin Leandro said he had no issues with selectmen placing a warrant article on the ballot to raise the $45,000 in a capital reserve account but doesn’t want to see the budget process subverted by a permanent change in the formula. When Fred Butler asked Dunn and Benavides if selectmen would be willing to put a separate warrant article on the ballot to raise and appropriate the $45,000, both said they didn’t see that happening. In other Budget Committee action, the committee agreed with Dunn, who said the $158,000 for the police department’s radio upgrades should be put to voters with an option to bond the money. The other option was to lease the equipment over five years paying $35,000 a year but Dunn said the article as written would stop the town from borrowing the money. Dunn said there is $158,000 in the surplus but because the budget already calls for $350,000 to go to Town Hall repairs and $460,000 to keep the tax rate level, he recommends bonding the $158,000 for the radio upgrades. The Budget Committee also voted on a final operating budget of $11,090,436. Dunn said that the town portion of the tax rate - $4.93 per $1,000 of value should stay the same in 2013.

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searches for merchandise might route users to Google Shopping. Although the FTC said it uncovered some obvious instances of bias in Google’s results during the investigation, the agency’s five commissioners unanimously concluded there wasn’t enough evidence to take legal action. “Undoubtedly, Google took aggressive actions to gain advantage over rival search providers,” said Beth Wilkinson, a former federal prosecutor that the FTC hired to help steer the investigation. “However, the FTC’s mission is to protect competition, and not individual competitors.” Two consumer rights groups lashed out at the FTC for letting Google off too easily. “The FTC had a long list of grievances against Google to choose from when deciding if they unfairly used their dominance to crush their competitors, yet they failed to use their authority for the betterment of the marketplace,” said Steve Pociask, president of the American Consumer Institute. John Simpson of frequent Google critic Consumer Watchdog asserted: “The FTC rolled over for Google.”


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SPORTS With win over Portsmouth, LMS boys’ A team evens its record The Laconia Middle School boys’ A basketball team evened their record at 3-3 with a 51-21 win over rivals from Plymouth. Carter “Bam-Bam” Doherty led all scorers with 15 points while also collecting five rebounds. Power forward Drew Muzzey added six points and seven rebounds, while Laconia’s sharpshooter, Parker Minor posted 8 points including two 3-pointers. Defensively, Jacob Filigate had eight steals to lead the attack. Dalibor Kresovic had three steals while all of his teammates had at least one steal each. “It was definitely the most complete game we’ve played all season.” said head coach Rod Roy.

LHS hockey drops game against John Stark/Hopkinton The Laconia High School ice hockey team suffered a 10-0 loss on Wednesday at John Stark/Hopkinton. Coach T.J. Galligan said most of the goals were given up during a penalty-plagued second period. In total, Laconia committed a dozen penalties. Galligan split goalkeeping duties between Brayden Harriman and Tom Ryan, who saw a combined 37 shots. Were it not for their performances, he said, the result would have been more lop-sided.

Laconia Leafs working toward playoff spot With the first half of the Laconia Leafs 2012-13 season in the books, Coach Joe Cardarelli can evaluate what he has taken on during his first year as head coach. The Leafs won their first game of the season with a 3-0 shutout of the Washington Nationals, but were only able to earn two ties over the next eleven games. Coach Cardarelli’s vision in rebuilding the AJHL Leafs this season was to have a younger team whose players could grow with a new playing system and culture. “The season started very slowly with only half of the team ever playing junior hockey before this season,” commented Cardarelli. After the slow start Laconia picked up the intensity, putting together a five game unbeaten streak see LEAFS next page

Kayla Phelps rewriting record books By RogeR Amsden FOR THE LACONIA DAILY SUN

LACONIA — Kayla Phelps, a 15-year-old freshman on the Laconia High School, Swim Team, is rewriting the school’s record book just about every time she dives into the pool. In a December 29 meet at the University of New Hampshire Phelps set not one, but two new records, as she posted a 2.27.76 time in the 200 meter individual medley and a 28.69 time in the 50 meter freestyle. ‘’It’s very impressive. She’s only a freshman and she just keeps breaking records. It will be something to see how many records she has by the time she’s a senior,’’ says LHS Swim Team Coach Alexandra Merwin. Phelps, who practices for more than six and a half hours a week, was at the Laconia Athletic and Swim Club at 5:15 Thursday morning doing laps and returned later in the day for another long training session. ‘’All of those hours in the pool definitely pay off in the meets. It takes a lot of focus to practice so much but I love being busy and working at getting better,’’ says Phelps. She says that she has been swimming for five years and got into the sport after watching her younger brother, Eric, when he first started swimming with the Lakes Region Wavemakers. ‘’I came to watch and just got tired of sitting in the bleachers. I couldn’t sit still and wanted to be in the water, so I started to swim myself.’’ She still continues swimming with the Lakes Region Wavemakers which means that she’s in a swim meet virtually every weekend and says that before each meet she’ll get herself focused and energized by listening through earphones to her favorite play list of songs. ‘’It’s sort of like a ritual that gets your energy flowing in the right direction,’’ says Phelps, who last summer got to attend a swim camp at the University of Vermont. ‘’I hope to get a scholarship so that I can go to college there,’’ says Phelps, who says that some day she’s like to be a teacher at either the elementary or middle school level. And when she’s not swimming, Phelps is dancing, spending as much time dancing at Lakes Region Dance in Center Harbor as she does in the swimming pool.

Kayla Phelps, a 15-year-old freshman at Laconia High School, is setting new records for the Laconia High School Swim Team. (Robin Baron/Courtesy photo)

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SPORTS Fay’s Boat Yard Mite 1 team earns win over Twin Valley Squirt team On Saturday the Fay’s Boat Yard Mite 1 Team battled against the Twin Valley Squirt Team to a 11-3 win. The Lakers were able to get on the board just 13 seconds into the game with an unassisted goal by Peyton Vachon. The Lakers were able to hold Twin Valley to just one goal in the first period, while the line of Bre Ricker, Logan Stroud and Vachon was able to give the Lakers the 2-1 lead after one period with a goal by Stroud, assisted by Vachon. The Lakers defense of Jake Allison, Jaden Morin,

Andrew Rowley and Griffin Tondreau kept Twin Valley scoreless in the second period. Meanwhile, the Lakers put four more goals on the board in the second period with one unassisted goal from Vachon and two goals from Matthew Hale. Evan Guerin, assisted by Hale, and Kameron Young were able to get the last goal in the second period for the Lakers. In the third period Twin Valley tried to make a late charge but Owen Guerin and Zachary Spicuzza showed their toughness with strong back-checking and stick work. The Lakers netted four more goals in the third period, two from Vachon, two from Hale with an assist from Morin. Goalie Patrick Goodwin had nine saves in the game.

ICE from page one Nute says that he likes the new format developed for the Derby, which provides all cash prizes and opens up the chance for big prizes to more fishermen. ‘’I think they’ll get a lot more people to take part,’’ says Nute. Jim Nagle, chairman of the 2013 Derby, announced last year that the Derby was eliminating the Meredith Rotary Tagged Rainbow Trout as the only possible winner category for the top three prizes. “We conducted a survey of our database of participants from prior years and then consulted with the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department and our judges. The result is a new prize structure that opens the chances of big prizes to more fishermen. Now fishermen who catch the largest white perch, yellow perch, cusk, pickerel, black crappie, lake trout, and rainbow trout all have an equal chance at the big prizes. Moreover, since fish from any New Hampshire lake are eligible for a prize, we are reducing pressure on Lake Winnipesaukee’’ says Nagle. The fishermen who land the largest fish from each of the seven categories on Saturday and Sunday will qualify for a drawing on Sunday, at which the three

top prizes, $15,000 for first, $5,000 for second and $3,000 for third prize, will be awarded. Jim Wallace of the Meredith Rotary Club says that he’s happy to see the cold weather and thinks that the new format will improve participation from all over the state, ‘’We’re now selling tickets at many local bait and tackle stores, like A.J.’s Bait and Tackle, as well as online at’’ says Wallace. Nute says that he thinks that at some point in the future the Meredith Rotary Club may want to tweak the rules for the event. ‘’A lot of the fishermen I’ve talked to don’t like the idea that a second place fish could be the winner. I think that if you only had the seven top fish in each category qualify for the drawing it would make more sense.’’ Nute said that he club also might want to rethink the rule that allows only one entry per fisherman into the final drawing, no matter how many categories in which they may have landed the largest fish. ‘’They can make the case that if they’re good enough to land the biggest fish in more than one category, than they should have those fish entered in the drawing,’’ says Nute.

LEAFS from preceding page that saw Brandon Bechard, of Plattsburgh, N.Y., and Kyle Kreiner (Euclid, Ohio) win player of the week honors. Kreiner leads the team with 18 points on the year. Cardarelli explained, “Building a culture takes time as does building personal expectations. After those first eleven games the team finally started coming into its own, with a couple of new players added to the roster, the players started to have confidence in themselves and the team went 3-1-2 over the next six games.” The newest addition, Ruslan Mansurov, a Russian born player will make his Leafs debut on

January 9 when Laconia heads to Hudson to take on the Northern Cyclones. Recently, the Leafs headed into their two week holiday break with a two game split against the AJHLleading Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights and won three of its last four. “I am excited for the players to return on January 2nd and am looking forward to the push toward the AJHL playoffs,” said Cardarelli. The Leafs are eight points out of the last playoff spot with 16 games remaining. Three of the remaining games are against the New Jersey Titans, who hold the final playoff spot. Laconia’s next home game is Friday, January 25 when the Titans come to town for a pivotal two game series.

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SYRIA from page 3 walkie-talkie. Some belong to the security brigade, an improvised police force to catch looters that works with a judicial council of Muslim clerics and lawyers who run a prison. In November, residents formed a civilian council to provide services for the estimated one-third of Douma’s residents who have not fled the violence. The council oversees committees for medical issues, bakeries, media relations and other tasks, said its head, Nizar Simadi. A former cleaner at city hall runs a cleanup crew that helps remove rubble from the streets after shell attacks and airstrikes. The city’s electricity went out in November — activists accuse the government of cutting it in revenge — but former electric company employees have strung in power from nearby areas still on the government network, returning power to some of the city. Douma has more than a dozen rebel brigades, and the city’s fighters have joined battles in many other areas around the capital. Most of their support comes from wealthy Syrians abroad who send money to buy arms, said the head of one rebel brigade, the Douma Martyrs, who goes by the name

Abu Waleed. In November, Douma’s fighters raided two army bases in the nearby suburb of Otaya, he said, making away with arms that helped them push closer to Damascus. But they can do little about the government’s airstrikes. Rebel forces are currently fighting the government in areas on three sides of the capital. They are closest in the south, where they have pushed into the poor Damascus neighborhood of Hajar al-Aswad. Recent weeks have also seen fierce clashes in the southwestern suburb of Daraya, which the government says it is close to reclaiming. During Thursday’s airstrikes on Douma, a government fighter jet launched two bombing runs on a densely populated residential area near a prominent mosque, said Saeed, the activist. Videos posted online showed residents rushing though a smoke-filled street and loading wounded people into cars and pickup trucks. One man was buried up to his thigh in debris and helped rescuers dig himself out. Another man emerged from a pile of rubble with blood on his face and covered head-totoe in gray cement dust.

RAPE from page one was expected to be tried in a juvenile court, where the maximum sentence would be three years in a reform facility. Police also detained the owner of the bus on accusations he used false documents to obtain permits to run the private bus service. The Bar Association said its lawyers would not defend the suspects because of the nature of the crime, but the court was expected to appoint attorneys to defend them. “Strict, strict, strict punishment should be given to them,” said Ashima Sharma, an 18-year-old student attending a protest Thursday. “A very strict punishment ... that all men of India should be aware that

they are not going to treat the women like the way they treated her.” The woman was attacked Dec. 16 after boarding the bus with a male companion after watching an evening showing of the movie “Life of Pi” at an upscale mall. The vehicle was a charter bus that illegally picked up the two passengers, authorities said. The pair were attacked for hours as the bus drove through the city, even passing through police checkpoints during the assault. They were eventually dumped naked on the side of the road. The woman, whose name was not released, was assaulted with an iron bar and suffered severe internal injuries that eventually proved fatal.

APARTMENT from page one a financial loss in moving to the district. His probationary period of one year was extended by six months to allow time to sell his property in New Hampton and find a new home. After 18 months passed, the commission granted another six-month extension, which expired on January 2. Although Clark once indicated a residency requirement might be applied to all members of the department, he said yesterday “we haven’t talked about that.” Meanwhile, after several long, tense meetings, the chief and the commission remain at odds over the department budget for 2013, which will be presented to the Budget Committee of the fire district next week. Ober recommended budgeting for one additional firefighter, which he explained would enable the department to reduce the work week from 48 hours to 42 hours while maintaining three shifts, each with three firefighters. He said that the reduction in the length of the work week would place the department on a par with its counterparts in the region and ease the pressure weighing on personnel. To offset the cost, Ober proposed withholding both step

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Harlem Wizards play teachers in Laconia on Jan. 23

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The Harlem Wizards will be at Laconia High School on January 23 in a fundraiser to benefit the American Legion scholarship fund. (Courtesy photo)

LACONIA — The world famous Harlem Wizards are bringing their high energy, trick style basketball to Laconia High School for a game against local teachers, principals and coaches on Wednesday, January 23 at 7 p.m. The game includes slam dunks, athletic tricks and plenty of fun for the entire family. An audience participation half time show and free autograph session at the end of the game are included in the memorable evening. Harlem Wizard souvenirs and refreshments will be sold. Tickets are $8 for students, $10 for adults in advance and $2 additional at the door, if available. Tickets can be purchased at Patrick’s Pub, All My Life Jewelers and the American Legion Post #1 or buy tickets online at All proceeds benefit the American Legion Post #1 scholarship fund.

Squam Speaker Series features Valley Snow Dogz

HOLDERNESS — goes into raising happy, The Squam Lakes Assohealthy sled dogs, and ciation (SLA) will kick from this comes a speoff the New Year with cial bond between “The Mushing Life”, on musher and dog. Lidia Thursday, January 10 will tell us about the at 6 p.m. bond she shares with The first of 2013’s her team, how the monthly Squam puppies and dogs are Speaker Series will featrained, the equipment ture Lidia Dale-Mesathey utilize, and imporros, musher and owner tant safety issues on of Valley Snow Dogz. the trail. She will be joined by Guests will also hear several of her remarksome of Lidia’s advenable and lovable sled tures on the trails in the dogs. The program White Mountains, and Two adorable members of the Valley Dogz sled dog team will join will be held in the best of all get to meet musher Lidia Dale-Mesaros during her talk at the SLA on ThursSLA Resource Center the pups up close. To day, January 10. (Courtesy photo) located at 534 Route 3, learn more visit www. Holderness. All programs in the series are free and or open to the public. Valley Snow Dogz will also be on hand and offerValley Snow Dogz is a family of mushers and sled ing Dog Sled Rides at SLA’s Winterfest event scheddogs based out of Campton. Together they have uled for Saturday, January 19. People can make a enjoyed many years and many miles of adventure reservation for an actual dog sled ride on beautiand racing. The dogs are a mix of traditional northern ful Squam Lake by calling the SLA at 968-7336 or breeds including Siberian Huskies and an old school email line of Alaskans called Hedlund Huskies. During the The Squam Lakes Association is dedicated to conevening, people will learn about Lidia’s efforts to keep serving for the public benefit the natural beauty, these blood lines alive in the Eastern US. peaceful character and unique resource values of Endless hours of hard work and commitment the Squam Lakes and surrounding watershed.

Moultonborough Rec planning trip to Monarchs game MOULTONBOROUGH — The Moultonborough Recreation Department is organizing a trip to see the Manchester Monarchs take on the Providence Bruins at the Verizon Wireless Arena on Saturday, January 19. The coach bus leaves MRD at 4 p.m. There will be a stop at Burger King in Concord for dinner. Bus returns around 10:45 p.m. Pre-registration is

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Belknap County Delegation and Commissioners Budget Work Sessions Work sessions will be held at the County complex, 34 County Drive, Laconia in conference room #1 at the following dates and times: Friday, January 11, 2013 Admin & Finance Deeds & Maintenance Outside Agencies Public Safety

09:00 AM 10:00 AM 11:00 AM 12:00 PM

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New year rings-in free ‘Teddy Grams’sold by Plymouth Regional High School’s ‘Money Smart’ financial Class of 2014 produce 80 bears for Speare Hospital literacy workshops LACONIA — The Family Resource Center of Central NH with support from the Bank of NH will host a ‘Borrowing Basics’ workshop on Tuesday, January 8 from 6-8 p.m. at the Family Resource Center at 719 North Main Street, Laconia. An optional dinner is provided at 5:30 p.m. and child care is available upon request. In addition to the free, one-time workshop, the Family Resource Center is also offering an 8-session series titled “Making a Quilt of Financial Stability” to be held on Mondays starting January 7 from 6-8 p.m. Optional dinner is provided at 5:30 p.m. and child care is available upon request. This free, 8-session series is for anyone wanting to put together the “pieces” to keep “covered” where money is concerned. Drawing from the FDIC “Money Smart” and other sources, this series will include budgeting, credit, and even show how to find free money. The facilitator, Cary Gladstone, has more than 15 years experience working to help adults and youth with financial education and to build personal assets. Individuals interested in registering are welcome to contact the LRCS Family Resource Center at 581 1577 and speak with Erin Klasen or e-mail erink@ Attendance certificates will be provided to those who complete the series. Participants may also earn “Financial Fitness” hours towards an Individual Development Account (IDA). A $50 prize will be drawn on the final class. For hundreds of families living in the Lakes Region each year, the Family Resource Center of Central New Hampshire, a program of LRCS, offers respectful, nonjudgmental education and support to help families meet basic needs, keep children safe, and make positive connections. The Family Resource Center believes strong families lead to strong communities. Lakes Region Community Services (LRCS) is a nonprofit, comprehensive family support agency with a primary focus of providing supports to individuals with developmental disabilities and/ or acquired brain disorders and their families. A dynamic human services organization, LRCS offers other essential and critical services to individuals in Greater Lakes Region communities from birth throughout their lifespan. At the core of LRCS’ work are inclusion, acceptance, and building strengths and partnerships – whether at the individual, family or community level. LRCS has offices in Laconia and Plymouth which combine to serve families residing throughout Belknap and Southern Grafton Counties. For more information contact Joanne Piper Lang at 5248891or visit

PLYMOUTH — Adorned in their holiday headwear and spreading plenty of cheer, the officers for the Class of 2014 at Plymouth Regional High School presented Speare Memorial Hospital with 80 teddy bears to give to children when they are hospitalized there. Having chosen Operation Teddy Bear as their annual fundraiser when they were freshmen, Austin Parker, president; Olivia Miller, vice president; Carolyn Ebner, secretary; and Silas Murray, treasurer; look forward to making their annual delivery of teddy bears to Speare. Accepting their donation is Speare’s Director of Development Susan Durgy, CFRE, and Student and Volunteer Services Coordinator Matt Humer. The students sold teddy grams during the school musical and for a week in November for one dollar each. All the teddy grams are displayed on a special bulletin board recognizing the contributions of students, staff and faculty. Speare Memorial Hospital is a 24-hour, acute care, non-profit community hospital and health care provider serving Plymouth and the communities of central New Hampshire. Visit online at www.spearehospital. com and on Facebook.


1. Roll Call

January 15, 2013 7:00 PM - at the Town Office Meeting Room 6 Pinnacle Hill Road, New Hampton, NH

Pictured above not in order: Plymouth High School Class of 2014 officers Austin Parker, Olivia Miller, Carolyn Ebner and Silas Murrary, with representatives of Speare Memorial Hospital Susan Durgy and Matt Humer. (Courtesy photo)




6. New Hampton School - Construction of a new 21,253 square foot dormitory, signing of final plans and review of supporting documentation, state permits, etc. 7. New Hampton Route 104, LLC – Relocate the Subway Restaurant in the former Franklin Savings Bank location, in Exit 23 Plaza, signing of plans.

8. New Hampton Route 104, LLC – Informational/Conceptual discussion on Lakes Region Regional Hospital offices locating at the Exit 23 Plaza, Tax Map R-4, Lot 90K.

9. Tim Carter, property owner - INFORMATIONAL/CONCEPTUAL MEETING – Granite State Future, presentation of facts about obligations and mandatory requirements called for in the HUD Federal program called Granite State Future in NH. 10. And any other business that may come before the board.


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4. Update from the Master Plan Sub-Committee on the Master Plan Process for 2012-2013.


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By Holiday Mathis hipster T-shirt suggested, “If you can’t be a good example, be a warning.” Today, you won’t have to choose. Your bad behavior has unexpectedly positive results, so you’ll fit into both categories at once. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). When you’re genuinely excited to see your loved ones, you show your enthusiasm as they walk into the room. When you’re not, there’s something wrong. You and yours deserve to be properly acknowledged. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Neither time nor money is available to you in infinite quantities, but you’ll do clever things with the resources you have. Bonus: This will impress someone who will be helpful to you at a future date. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Daily living is not an exact science. You’ll do your best. Some will say you prioritized unfairly or illogically. How would they know? Let enthusiasm and curiosity be your guides. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). There’s a huge difference between being around and being present. The eye contact, physical affection and attention you give loved ones are the keys to happy relationships. TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Jan. 4). You’re changing. You’ll lean into the change, enjoying the process and excitedly anticipating who you’ll be next. This month brings enchanting company. In February, you’ll make something new of old history. Your creation takes on a life of its own in March. May and August are the most lucrative months. You’ll travel in June. Cancer and Leo people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 20, 1, 24, 38 and 13.


ARIES (March 21-April 19). It’s strange when you don’t get the response you were looking for. It means something’s a little off. You’ll be inspired to look at your own motivation. Does it hold up? Is it who you really want to be? TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Even though your body seems to be taking practical action, your mind is off on a quixotic adventure. Remarkably, you’re getting so much done in spite of this disconnect. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Be careful whom you confide in, especially about your recent victory. Some people are so interested in their own fears and preoccupations that they’ll have a hard time relating to your success story. CANCER (June 22-July 22). You wouldn’t presume to tell another person what he or she should go after in life, and by the same token, you don’t have to listen to anyone who thinks they know better what you should do. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). People are always telling you to slow down, but they don’t realize that you have to move at your current speed in order to get it all done. You’ll go to bed thinking about what you might cut from the schedule. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Love has a way of catapulting people out of their usual personality and into a new attitude. You could experience this change to some degree today as your fondness for someone grows. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). With the moon in your sign, you have an even stronger sense of balance than usual. Pleasure, contentment and connection are more important to your daily life right now than any other goal. Make yourself happy. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). One

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––––––– ALMANAC ––––––– Today is Friday, Jan. 4, the fourth day of 2013. There are 361 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 4, 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson delivered his State of the Union address in which he outlined the goals of his “Great Society,” a series of domestic policy initiatives aimed at growing the economy and improving the quality of life for all. On this date: In 1821, the first native-born American saint, Elizabeth Ann Seton, died in Emmitsburg, Md. In 1896, Utah was admitted as the 45th state. In 1904, the Supreme Court, in Gonzalez v. Williams, ruled that Puerto Ricans were not aliens and could enter the United States freely; however, the court stopped short of declaring them U.S. citizens. In 1935, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, in his State of the Union address, called for legislation to provide assistance for the jobless, elderly, impoverished children and the handicapped. In 1943, Soviet dictator Josef Stalin appeared on the cover of Time as the magazine’s 1942 “Man of the Year.” In 1951, during the Korean War, North Korean and Communist Chinese forces recaptured the city of Seoul (sohl). In 1960, author and philosopher Albert Camus (al-BEHR’ kah-MOO’) died in an automobile accident in Villeblevin, France, at age 46. In 1964, Pope Paul VI began a visit to the Holy Land, the first papal pilgrimage of its kind, as he arrived in Jerusalem. In 1974, President Richard M. Nixon refused to hand over tape recordings and documents subpoenaed by the Senate Watergate Committee. In 1987, 16 people were killed when an Amtrak train bound from Washington, D.C., to Boston collided with Conrail locomotives that had crossed into its path from a side track in Chase, Md. In 1990, Charles Stuart, who’d claimed he’d been wounded and that his pregnant wife was fatally shot by a robber, leapt to his death off a Boston bridge after he himself became a suspect. In 2007, Nancy Pelosi was elected the first female speaker of the House as Democrats took control of Congress. One year ago: Defying Republican lawmakers, President Barack Obama barreled past the Senate and used a recess appointment to name Richard Cordray the first director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Today’s Birthdays: Actress Barbara Rush is 86. Football Hall-of-Fame coach Don Shula is 83. Actress Dyan Cannon is 76. Opera singer Grace Bumbry is 76. Author-historian Doris Kearns Goodwin is 70. Country singer Kathy Forester is 58. Actress Ann Magnuson is 57. Rock musician Bernard Sumner is 57. Country singer Patty Loveless is 56. Rock singer Michael Stipe is 53. Actor Patrick Cassidy is 51. Actor Dave Foley is 50. Actress Dot Jones (TV: “Glee”) is 49. Actor Rick Hearst is 48. Singer-musician Cait O’Riordan is 48. Actress Julia Ormond is 48. Tennis player Guy Forget is 48. Country singer Deana Carter is 47. Rock musician Benjamin Darvill is 46. Actor Jeremy Licht is 42. Actress-singer Jill Marie Jones is 38. Alt-country singer Justin Townes Earle is 31. Christian rock singer Spencer Chamberlain is 30. Comedian-actress Charlyne Yi is 27.



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CALENDAR TODAY’S EVENTS Oscar Night at the Movie at the Gilman Library in Alton. 7 p.m. Includes popcorn and drinks. Camp chairs and pillows welcome. Children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by an adult. For more information call 8752550. Pitman’s Freight Room presents the Arthur James Blues Band. 8 p.m. at the Freight Room in Laconia. Admission is $10. Doors open at 7:15. BYOB. Seminar entitled The Hiring Process-Hire Right the First Time hosted by the Director of the Professional Sales Program at PSU. 9-11 a.m. at the White Mountails Community College at the Littleton Learning Center in Plymouth. Fee of $25 per person. Seating is limited. To reserve at spot call or for more information call 535-3222. Al-Anon Meeting at the Congregational Church Parish House (18 Veterans Square) in Laconia. 9:30 to 11 a.m. each Friday. Al-Anon offers hope and help to families of alcoholics. No dues or fees. All are welcome. Call 6459518. Tot Time at the Meredith Public Library. 9:30-10:30 a.m. Ages 0-3. Gilford Public Library Daily happenings. Social bridge 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Knit wits 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Giggles & Grins playgroup at Family Resource Center in downtown Laconia (719 No. Main Street, Laconia). Free group for parents children from birth through age 5. For more information call 524-1741. Sit and Knit at the Hall Memorial Library in Northfield. 2-5 p.m.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 5 Al-Anon Meeting at the Lakes Region General Hospital in Laconia. 8 to 9:15 p.m. each Saturday in the firstfloor conference room Al-Anon offers hope and help to families of alcoholics. No dues or fees. All are welcome. Call 645-9518. All compulsive eaters are welcome to attend the Overeaters Anonymous meeting held each Saturday morning from 11 to 12 at the Franklin Hospital. Narcotics Anonymous meeting. 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Society (172 Pleasant Street) in Laconia. The New Horizons Band of the Lakes Region meets every Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Music Clinic on Rte 3 in Belmont. All musicians welcome. For more information call 528-6672 or 524-8570. Open Door Dinners offer free weekly meal in Tilton. 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. An outreach housed at Trinity Episcopal Church on Main Street, downtown. provides a free hot meal open to all members of the community. All are welcome to eat and all are welcome to help out. For more information, especially about volunteering, please call Pastor Mark at 286-3120 or e-mail him at Separated/Divorced Persons Support Group meeting. 6 to 8 p.m. on the first and third Saturdays of each month at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Belmont. Compassion and affirmation in a confidential atmosphere. Refreshments. Scholarships available. For more information call the rectory at 267-8174 or Ginny Timmons at 286-7066.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 6 Line Dancing at Starr King Fellowship Sundays from 4-5 p.m. $5 per person. For more information call George at 536-1179. Epiphany Choral Concert featuring choral members, instrumentalists, and the Hallelujah Chorus. 7 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Gilford (18 Wesley Way). For more information call 524-3289.

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

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Dear Annie: My sister-in-law, “Nina,” is my husband’s only sibling. She is divorced with grown children. Nina appears to be sweet to most people, but she can get pretty ugly, especially when she drinks. She has ruined more than one occasion with her offensive outbursts, often directed at members of my family. She says these horrid things in front of my children, which makes them uncomfortable. Nina frequently pops in at our home, so I make polite chitchat and then proceed to go about what I was doing and let her visit with my husband. I don’t want to prevent him from having a relationship with his sister. Apparently, this is the wrong approach, because Nina now tells my husband she “has no idea what she ever did to me” and doesn’t understand why I “hate” her. He sticks up for me, but it puts him in a tough spot. I should also mention that in the past three months, my sister died, my children left for college, and I had to move my mother into a senior center and sell her house. I do not hate my sister-in-law, but clearly, I have other priorities at this time. I realize I cannot control her behavior, only my own. So, any advice for me? -- Trying To Fly Under the Radar Dear Trying: We don’t believe there is a “right” approach to Nina. She is simply looking for reasons to respond negatively to you. Let your husband deal with his sister. Be as polite and pleasant as you can manage, but otherwise, ignore her. You should not have to jump through hoops to please someone who isn’t interested. You have enough to deal with. Dear Annie: My husband and I were raised to eat dinner with our families. We ate what Mom prepared, or we went without. We have continued this tradition with our three children. With the exception of sauerkraut and Brussels sprouts, they will eat any food put in front of them. I believe that few children are picky eaters. Rather, their parents have catered to

their preferences because it is easier. We have many friends and family with children the same as age as ours, and I am appalled by what they eat. And they wonder why their kids are often sick and grumpy. I don’t say a word, but it drives me nuts to see a kid eat nothing for dinner but be the first in line for dessert. My question is this: When we are entertaining other people’s children and one of them says to me, “I don’t like that,” is it OK for me to say, “The appropriate response is ‘No, thank you.’” And can I say that telling the hostess you don’t like her food is considered rude? Am I blowing this out of proportion? -- Midwest Cook Dear Midwest: These are things the parents should be teaching their children, but obviously, they are sleeping on the job. If the parents are not present, you may educate the children. If the children are your relatives, you may also correct them, provided the parents do not object. However, if they are other people’s children and the parents are present, you may say the first part, but not the rest. Dear Annie: This is in response to “Curled,” whose ex-husband barely sees his older kids now that he’s remarried and has a baby. I would highly recommend that the writer and any couples with similar issues look at family mediation programs. Many are low-cost or free. The presence of an unbiased mediator gives parents the chance to explain their perspectives while ensuring that the conversation is productive, centered on the needs of the children, and directed toward visitation and custody solutions. In addition, mediation can also allow parents an opportunity to understand how their behavior may be affecting the children. She can call her local family court to learn more. -- Las Vegas

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BEAUTIFUL Puppies: Apricot and black. Pomapoo Teddy Bears . Champ background. Good price. Healthy, happy, home raised. 253-6373.

CASH paid for unwanted or junk cars and trucks. Same day service possible. 603-231-2859.

ALTON/GILFORD Line 2BR Cottage w/3-season Porch, $220-235/week +utilities; 3BR Apt. $240-260/week +utilities. Beach access. 603-365-0799.

FURNISHED Room with private bathroom. Heat, hot water & cable included. $150 per week. 603-366-4468.

DACHSHUNDS puppies. Heath & temperament guaranteed. Parents on premise, $400 (603)539-1603. FREE Parakeet: Young. To a good home only. Cage not included. 524-6653.

Autos $_TOP dollar paid for junk cars & trucks. Available 7-days a week. P3s Towing. 630-3606 1998 BUICK Riviera- 113K, Excellent condition, green, leather, all options. Salvage title, $2,500. $2,500 603-496-5619 2004 Buick LeSabre- 100K, automatic, 4-door, runs good. Not registered or inspected. $2,000. 524-5052 2009 Toyota Camry- 4 cylinder, automatic, 40K miles, excellent condition, loaded. $15,000/OBO. 290-2324 Buying junk cars, trucks & big trucks ME & NH. Call for price. Martin Towing. (603)305-4504.

NICE Ford Ranger short bed pick-up. 4 cylinder, 5-speed, 170K, inspected until May, rust free, book value $3,200 selling $2,150/OBO. Call 455-2430

Business Opportunities HAIR SALON: Concord area. Profitable, award-winning, great lease, equipment & staff. Call for details. 781-682-6209, ext. 208. ROI Business Brokers. NEED Extra Money? Start an Avon Business for $10. Call Debbie at 603-491-5359. Or go to and enter reference code: dblaisedell. RETIRING! Great part time busi ness for sale. $7200. Only 2 to 3 days per month. Call 603-455-5813.

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

KEN BARRETT AUCTION Monday, Jan. 7 @ 6pm • Preview at 4pm Log on to: ID#5134, for 250 photos

APARTMENTS, mobile homes. If you need a rental at a fair price, call DRM Corp. Over 50 years in rentals. We treat you better! 524-0348 or visit M-W-F, 12-5, at our new location, 142 Church St. (Behind CVS Pharmacy.)

GILFORD 3 BEDROOM Large yard, close to school, downtown. $1,600 month includes all utilities. Great condition, available soon.


BELMONT 2 bedroom apartment, heated, walking distance to the Belknap Mall. $195.00/wk, Four weeks security deposit, no pets. Call:

527-9221 BELMONT farmhouse 2 bedroom apartment. 2nd floor, large balcony, heat & electric included. No pets/No smoking. $760/Month. 340-6219 BRISTOL: 2BR apartment, newly renovated. $725/month, includes heat & hot water. 217-4141.

GILFORD 2 - One bedrm, street level units available. 1 at $875/ month & 1 at $1000/ month. All utilities included, 1st & sec required. Sorry no pets or smoking. Immediate occupancy. Mineral Spring Realty 603-293-0330 or Fred Nash Broker 603-387-4810. Gilford 2nd floor Studio, $320/Bi-Weekly, + security deposit. Includes heat, electricity. No smoking/No pets. 630-2393 GILFORD, Single male needs roommate(s). 2 bedrooms available. $100+ per week, share utilities. Pets considered. 556-7098.

New Year Antique Auction by Dave Cross Sat., Jan 5th at 10 AM Preview 8 AM Leavitt Park 334 Elm St, Laconia Severe storm date Sun, Jan 6 @ 10 AM

Early hooked rugs [11], massive amount of jewelry, gold, sterling, platinum diamond ring, coins,1500 wheats, country primitives, artwork, 3 Bill Etheridge clown watercolors, Sevres 1805 Venus & Cupid plaque, Civil War document, 2 NRA flags, lots of pottery-glass-china, 5 RR lanterns, movie posters, postcards, old paper, early magazines, several Shaker items, WWII poster, Grueby tiles, black folk art doll, hand cut silhouettes, sterling YO-YO and much more!

Featuring Lone Ranger holster set from the TV show, Native American items, Confederate reunion battle flag, great Victorian scrap album, country items, etc.

Held At 274 Main St. Tilton, N.H. (same location - 23 years!) 603-286-2028 •

D. Cross lic. 2487 NH phone 603-528-0247 Photos & listing at ID 4217

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GILFORD: 2-bedroom units avail able. Heat & electricity included. From $240/week. Pets considered. 556-7098.

LACONIA Large 3 bedroom 1st floor apartment. All rooms newly painted, new carpeting, newly tiled kitchen floor with washer/dryer. $1,100/Month + utilities. 1 month security deposit and lease required. Available now. Call 603-524-3759 and leave message for application.

GILFORD: Currently available, semi-attached. 2 bedroom + exercise/utility room, one bathroom, and one car garage. W&D hookup, refrigerator and stove. Large backyard. $850/Month + heating oil & electric. Owners pay water, sewer, trash and snow removal. No smoking on premises and no pets. 524-1467 GILMANTON 4-Corners, 1 bedroom in nice neighborhood. Wireless internet included, parking, backyard. Security deposit and lease req'd. No smoking or dogs. $750/month 630-2681. LACONIA 3 BR, heat and hot water, plowed parking, private entrance, newly renovated, $235/WK.Security Deposit required. No pets. . 603-455-6115

LACONIA APARTMENT Updated, 3 bedroom, 1-1/2 bath with deck area. Nice unit, $875/Month + Utilities.

630-2882 LACONIA 1-Bedroom Apartment. Includes Heat, Hot Water, Electric. Nice location., No pets/ No smoking. $650/month 603-630-4198. LACONIA 1st floor 2-3 bedroom apartment on Pleasant St. Walk to town & beaches, recently repainted, carpeting, appliances, full bath. $1,000/Month includes heat & hot water. 524-3892 or 630-4771 LACONIA2-ROOMMATES wanted to share personal home. Clean, quiet, sober environment. All inclusive, $110-$150/week. 455-2014 LACONIA 2BR, heat and hot water included, plowed parking, private entrance, newly renovated, no pets. $195/WK Security Deposit required. 603-455-6115 LACONIA Duplex Unit- 2 Bedroom unit with W/D hookups, storage and parking. $805/month plus utilities. Call 315-9492. LACONIA Duplex Unit- 4 bedroom unit with W/D hookups, storage and parking. $1,150/month plus utilities. Call 315-9492.

LACONIA HEAT INCLUDED! Cozy 2-bedroom unit, coin-up Laundry, newly painted, quiet location. $800/Month. Security deposit required. 387-8664 LACONIA House to share- 2 room w/full bath, shared kitchen & washer/dryer, TV included. Parade & Elm St. Separate entrance. $700/Month + 1/2 utilities. No security/References required. 303-746-0336 Leave Message LACONIA- 1 bedroom home. $850/Month + utilities. $850 deposit, available immediately. Call 603-340-0936 No calls after 8pm please.

LACONIA Small 1-bedroom second floor apartment close to LRGH. $150/weeek, includes heat & hot water. Smoke free, no pets & security deposit required. Call 524-9240

LACONIA- 2 bedroom house near LRGH. Includes heat & hot water, washer/dryer, and snow removal. $1,000/Month. No pets/smoking. 524-5455 LACONIA- LARGE, bright 1st floor 1 bedroom on Pleasant St. Heat/Hot water included, on-site laundry, non-smoking. 603-617-9987 LACONIA- Nice 1 bedroom. No pets/no smoking, $130/week plus utilities 387-6810 Laconia- Wingate Village, 103 Blueberry Lane. 2-Bedroom & 3-bedroom townhouses for rent. $825/$875. Washer/Dryer hookups, private yard, full basement, dishwasher & A/C, in convenient location. Heat & hot water included. Call us today at 603-524-4363. EHO, FHO. LACONIA: 2 bedroom, 1st floor. Separate entrance, coin-op laundry in basement. $230/week, including heat, electric & hot water. 524-1234 LACONIA: 2 bedroom, 2nd floor in duplex building. $230/week, including heat, electric & hot water. 524-1234, LACONIA: Very nice 1-bedroom apartment in clean, quiet, downtown building. Recently painted. Nice kitchen and full bath. $175/week, includes heat, hot water & electricity. 524-3892 or 630-4771. LACONIA: 1st Floor, Large 3BR, 2-bath apartment. Deck and parking. No pets, no smokers. Security deposit, references and lease required. $900/month plus utilities. 875-2292. LACONIA: 3 bedroom close to downtown. $250/week or $1,083/month, heat, hot water & electric included. Security deposit & references required. Sorry, No Dogs. 524-4428 LACONIA: Gilbert Apartments. Call for available apartments. 524-4428 LAKEPORT: 3 bedroom near park. $240/wk or $1,040/month, heat, hot water & electric included. Security deposit & references required. Sorry, No Dogs. 524-4428

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For Rent

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Help Wanted

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MEREDITH Ultra-nice Studio. Private country setting. Very convenient location, separate entrance. $800 includes all utiliites plus cable and high speed Internet. No Smoking. 279-4376

10-inch Bosch Contractors table saw. Portable fold up stand. $399. Like new. 603-387-7100

LINCARE, a leading National respiratory company, is seeking a Healthcare Specialist. Responsibilities: Disease management programs, clinical evaluations, equipment set up and education. Be the Dr.!s eyes in the home setting. RN, LPN, RRT, CRT licensed as applicable. Great personalities with strong work ethic needed. Competitive salary, benefits and career paths. Drug-free workplace. EOE. Please fax your resume to 603-267-8231 Attn: Carol, or call 603-267-7406

MARINE Technician opening; a busy Lake Winnipesaukee boat dealership is seeking an experienced technician to join our service team. Certifications with Mercruiser and or Yamaha a plus. Forward resume to or call Kelly at 603-366-4801, X214.

MINUTES from Concord2-bedroom 1-bath completely renovated energy efficient apartment complex. $825, including hot water with free WiFi. Secured building access, onsite laundry and more. Military discount available. Convenient Rte 3 location in West Franklin! Must See, Call today! 603-744-3551 NEWFOUND Lake Area, 3 BR, 3 B, 15 acres, fields and woods, 1835 ft on the river, mountain views. $1400/mo. 1 plus year lease, Roche Realty Group, ask for Chuck 603-279-7046 ext 342 anytime day or evening.

8 HD Blizzard snowplow. Brand new, in original pkg., fits 20082013 F-250 through F-550. $3000. 603-539-6902, 978-808-8315.

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

If interested please apply in person to Rhonda Blackey at 25 Country Club Road, Unit #302, Gilford, NH.

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

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

Home Improvements TOTAL FLOOR CARE, TOTAL HOME CARE Professional Floor sanding, refinishing. Repair: remodeling, painting, cleaning. 603-986-8235

LOG Length Firewood: 7-8 cords, $900. Local delivery. 998-8626.


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



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

$50 OFF 1-9-13 Class when you mention this ad (Prepaid by 1-8-13) Limited Space Granite State Auto School Laconia, NH

Remington model 870, 12 gauge pump shotgun. $200. 528-5120



SMALL Heating Oil Deliveries: No minimum required. Eveningweekend deliveries welcome. Benjamin Oil, LLC. 603-731-5980

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

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

TILTON: Large room for rent downtown. $150/week includes all utilities. 603-286-4391. TILTON/LOCHMERE - Two bedroom duplex apartment. Garage & washer/dryer available. Just 3 miles from Exit 20. Ideal for couple/single parent. $750/month + utilities. No smoking/no pets. Call 527-6283.

WINNISQUAM: Small efficiency and a cottage including heat, hot water, lights and cable. $165-$225 per week. $500 deposit. No pets. 387-3864.

NEW trailer load mattresses....a great deal! King set complete $395, queen set $249. 603-524-1430.

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

Help Wanted Belknap Independent Business Alliance (BIBA) Director position available: 20 hours per month. Exciting opportunity to support local independent businesses and the community. Email your resume to


For Sale 1 Reddy kerosene Space Heater on wheels. 165,000 BTU, $150. 1 Reddy kerosene heater 10,000

$66,995 38X26 Cape

AMAZING! Beautiful Queen or Full-sized Mattress/ Box-spring Set. LUXURY-FIRM European Pillow-Top Style. Fabulous Back, Hip and Leg Support, Hospitality A+ Rating! All New Factory Sealed with 10-YR Warranty. Compare Cost $1095, SELL $249. Can Delivery and Set-up. 603-305-9763 COUCH with matching couch chair, country style skirted fabric, light blue and white checkered. Great condition, needs shampooing, been stored. $250. 524-6653

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

Mobile Homes $34,995 70X14 $58,995 52X28


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

For Rent-Commercial


FOUR 215 55 R 16 General Altimax Arctic directional snow tires mounted on alloy rims. About half wear remaining. $199. 674-7302

AMAZING! Beautiful Pillowtop Mattress Sets. Twin $199, Full or Queen $249, King $449. Call 603-305-9763 See “Furniture” AD.

IBANEZ Gio electric guitar, mint, $89, Peavey Special 130W amplifier, Scorpion, $129. Both $199 286-4012.

STUDIO apt 15 minutes to Laconia, 20 minutes to Concord, all utlities included $675. 267-7129.

Help Wanted

Belknap Landscape Company is looking for dependable people to shovel snow. This is an On Call position; shifts could vary - day or night on heavy snow days. Job duties will include shoveling snow off roofs or clearing walkways at commercial & residential properties. Must be able to lift heavy objects, work long shifts & able to drive in snowstorms. Applicants must be 18 years of age, have a valid NH driver's license & reliable transportation. BLC is a drug free employer & conducts pre-employment drug screens.

HD TV- Sceptre LCD 23", used as backup TV w/LG Blue Ray Player $100. 267-0977

TILTON: Spacious 2 and 3 bedroom apartments available. Heat and hot water included. Please call Mary at Stewart Property Management (603)641-2163. EHO.

Help Wanted

5 years experience, open & close shifts. Weekends & open availability a must. Friendly and outgoing, must be a people person. Apply in person, no phone calls. Ellacoya Country Store & Deli, 2667 Lakeshore Rd., Gilford. Full-time clerk, cashier, stocking. Must be 21 years old. Nights and weekends a must. Apply in person. No phone calls please.

Open Daily & Sun.

Camelot Homes Rt. 3 Tilton NH

LACONIA SCHOOL DISTRICT ELM STREET SCHOOL is seeking a Long Term Substitute for a 4th grade classroom. Candidate must be certified in Elementary Education. Position will run from February to May. Contact: Kevin Michaud, Principal Elm Street School 478 Elm Street Laconia, NH 03246


Motorcycles BUY • Sell • Trade (603)447-1198. Olsons Moto Works, RT16 Albany, NH. NICE 83 Honda V45 Magna750cc, water cooled shaft drive, book value $2,900 selling $1,275/OBO. 455-2430

Roommate Wanted WEIRS Beach Area: To share house, $500/month, everything included. Beach rights. 393-6793.


is seeking a part-time paraprofessional for our Middle School. Successful candidate will support students with special education needs. 27.5 hours per week Contact: Jen Sottak, Special Education Coordinator Laconia Middle School 150 McGrath Street Laconia, NH 03246 For any of the above openings please send Letter of Intent, Resume, Transcripts, Certification and three Letters of Reference to the respective contact person for each school.

Visit our website for information about Laconia Schools at: E.O.E

PIPER ROOFING Quality Work Reasonable Rates Free Estimates Metal Roofs • Shingle Roofs

Our Customers Dont get Soaked!

528-3531 Major credit cards accepted CAGGIANO TREE SERVICE, Trusted for over 30 years in the Lakes Region. We will meet or beat any price. Call for your free

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Winnipesaukee Playhouse announces pre-season party on January 20 LACONIA — Anyone who loves a good time will have a chance to beat the winter blues while supporting live theatre in the Lakes Region on Sunday, January 20, at O Steaks and Seafood during a party to benefit the Winnipesaukee Playhouse. The event will feature food, beverages, live music, an auction, balloon hosts and hostesses, and even a competitive game of charades. The founders of the Winni Playhouse will announce the six shows that will headline the 2013 season – the first professional season at the new state-of-theart theatre in Meredith. Tickets are $50 per person. “By three weeks after the new year, everyone is ready for some fun, so rather than simply asking folks for a donation to support our Capital Campaign, we decided to host a party and make it a great afternoon out,” said Christopher Boothby, Chairman of the Winnipesaukee Playhouse Board. “We have a dollar for dollar match on Capital Campaign contributions, and due to the generosity of Scott Ouelette and the whole gang at O, 100% of proceeds will go our Capital Campaign to help make this new theatre a reality.”



According to Boothby, all attendees will have a chance to win valuable prizes during the “Support the Winni P for $50 a Pop” promotion. Strolling balloon hostesses will offer helium balloons for $50 each. Every balloon will contain at least $50 in prizes, but several “super-balloons” will contain hundreds of dollars in prizes. “We are so fortunate to have the support of many local restaurants, businesses and individuals to make this event a blast,” Boothby said. “We hope to see both old friends and potential new fans at this mid-winter party.” The Winnipesaukee Playhouse was founded in 2004 by siblings, Lesley Pankhurst and Bryan Halperin, and their spouses, Neil and Johanna, with the vision of bringing quality arts and arts education to the Lakes Region. Since that time, the Winni Playhouse has won numerous New Hampshire Theatre Awards for both professional and community productions and was proclaimed the Best Summer Theatre in New Hampshire by Yankee Magazine. Hundreds of children have participated in weekend and after-school workshops and summer camps that



DELETED YOUR PHOTOS? We can get them back! Call 524-4042.

target every aspect of live theatre from script writing, to light design, set construction and production. The Playhouse has recently moved out of the 84-seat, storefront theatre it occupied in the Weirs for the past nine years in anticipation of moving into their new home at a newly constructed theatre on the site of the former Annalee Doll factory in Meredith. For tickets to this event, go to or call organizers at 524-9090 for more information.

Lakes Region Camera Club holding workshop on using Photoshop Lightroom 4

MEREDITH — The Lakes Region Camera Club meeting to be held on January 8 at 7:30 p.m. at the Trinity Episcopal Church in Meredith will feature a see next page



SNOW PLOWING: Commercial, residential, Meredith & surrounding towns. Insured. 998-5339.

03 Skidoo Grand Touring, V1000, 4 stroke, 2 up, fully equipped, like new, 1570 miles. $3500 OBO, 293-9183


Storage Space

Available for small and odd jobs, also excavation work, small tree and stump removal and small roofs! Call for more details. Dick Maltais 603-267-7262 or 603-630-0121

CUSTOM STONEWORK: Walls, patios, granite, ponds and waterfalls. Free Estimates, insured 998-5339. PLOWING Commercial & Resi dential. Call 630-3511.

Nature’s view opeN houses SAT. 1/5 : 12 p.m. - 3 p.m. & SUN. 1/6 : 11 A.m. - 2 p.m.

LACONIA: Storage sheds, South Main Street. 8 1/4 X 8 1/4 $30/month, 4 1/4 X 8 1/4 $15/month. 524-1234.

HARDWOOD Flooring- Dust Free Sanding. 25 years experience. Excellent references. Weiler Building Services 986-4045 Email: QUALITY Firewood: Seasoned, dry hardwood. Pine or green available. Call for details, competative prices. 393-1708.

TREE WORK: Serving the Lakes Region, insured. 998-5339.

Pine Gardens Manufactured Homes Sales & Park

Used Singlewide 14 X 70

2 bedroom, 1 bathroom, 2 decks and a shed. Set up in park. F-15



Laconia: 3 BR, 4 BA condo within walking distance to a private beach with a day dock on Winnipesaukee. This is a beautiful, high-end townhouse with HW floors, new appliances, fresh paint, a gas FP, and a finished lower level with bath. $199,900 MLS# 4133128


MLS# 4133128

The havens aT The summiT

Saturday 1/5 & Sunday 1/6

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. 5 Violette Circle, Laconia:

53 Port Way, Laconia. Come check out Nature’s View: Laconia’s fastest growing area of new homes. Several models to look at—ready for you to pick out the finishing touches. Stop at 53 Port Way for info and a brochure. Prices starting at $219,900.

Directions: Rte. 3 (Union Ave, Laconia) or Rte. 106 (Parade Rd.) to Elm St., Laconia to Massachusetts Ave. Left on to North St. and then right onto Nature’s View Dr. to 53 Port Way.

(603) 528-0088

MOVE RIGHT IN. Immaculate property is just perfect for carefree living. 3 BRs, open floor plan, huge master, air conditioning, family room & an office/den. Lawn care & snow removal is taken care of for you. Right near shopping, skiing, boating, & the Gilford town beach. $265,000 Scott Knowles 455-7751

See our homes at (603) 279-7046

BRAND NEW Long Bay home is open & sunfilled w/cathedral ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows, gas FP & lovely views. Chefs kitchen, large bonus room over the garage, & a full walkout basement. Long Bay amenities include tennis courts, a pool & a sandy beach on Winnipesaukee. $499,000 Bronwen Donnelly 630-2776

6 Scenic Drive Belmont, NH

PRIVATE AND WOODED. Beautiful turnkey home in low tax Moultonboro boasts sunset views, large master suite, kitchen & FR with wood stove hearths & a fantastic stone fireplace. Screened porch for summer and one of the finest beaches on Winnipesaukee includes a boat launch. $289,000 Steve Banks - 387-6607

(603) 267-8182

WINNIPESAUKEE CONDO is extra large with 6 BRs & 3 baths! Private side entrance could be used for an in-law suite. Newly remodeled & ready for a huge family! 2 sandy beaches, marina w/mooring available, & possible boat dock. Centrally located in a small association. $349,900 Travis Cole 455-0855

Come live where you play at The Havens at the Summit! Unrivaled amenities package including a 25,000 sqft. amenity building with pools, a health club, and more!

$439,000 MLS# 4144804

MLS# 4144804 (603) 528-0088 (603) 279-7046

WHAT A PRIZE! Whether you are looking for your first home or sizing down, this beautiful home is a super value. Near the end of a quiet cul-de-sac with an in-ground pool, wood floors, FP, & a 1st floor master. Any improvements you make will add great value. $154,900 Kristin White 520-4352

JUST OUTSIDE OF TOWN. Renovated 3BR home has great use of space and so many possibilities. Open floor plan, large eat-in kitchen, & a living room w/wood stove. Set back from the road on .80 acres with commercial potential and Town water/sewer. Two outbuildings, & lots of possibilities. $99,900 Bronwen Donnelly 630-2776

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Meredith Village Savings Bank invites donations to food pantries at its offices MEREDITH — Now through February 15, community members are asked to visit the Meredith Village Savings Bank (MVSB) office closest to them with donations for the community’s local food pantries. MVSB’s charitable foundation – The MVSB Fund – has pledged to match up to $15,000 of the total funds collected. “We’re very excited about this particular community initiative,” said Rick Wyman, chief financial officer at Meredith Village Savings Bank, and trustee of the MVSB Fund. “Our food pantries are seeing more demand today than ever before. We feel this is a great opportunity for everyone to get involved in enhancing the well-being of our neighbors in the Lakes Region and Plymouth area. Regardless of how small or large a contribution someone is able to make, it’s wonderful to know that each donation will go twice as far as it normally would.” The Bank is collecting funds at all of its offices throughout Central New Hampshire through February 15. Community members may donate in cash or with checks written to Meredith Village Savings Bank. MVSB will collect all donations, and then disfrom preceding page workshop conducted by Forrest Seavey a club member. He will relate his experiences using Photoshop Lightroom handle his digital images. It is used to

tribute them – along with the MVSB Fund’s match – equally among the food pantries: Alton Community Food Pantry, Ashland Community Food Pantry, Calvary Bible Church Food Pantry (Meredith), Community Food Center (Tamworth), First Fruits Food Pantry (Sanbornton), Inreach Ministries Food Pantry (Laconia),Lakes Region Food Pantry (Moultonborough), L.I.F.E Ministries Food Pantry (Wolfeboro), Meredith Emergency Food Pantry, Plymouth Area Community Closet, Salvation Army (Laconia), St. Vincent de Paul Society (Laconia), United Baptist Church Food Pantry(Laconia). People do not need to be an MVSB customer to participate. For information about the program, call MSVB at 279-9294. For donation purposes, a full list of offices is available at locations Meredith Village Savings Bank, founded in 1869, is an independent mutual community banking organization with 11 offices serving individuals, families, businesses and municipalities in the Lakes Region and the Plymouth area. More information can be found at

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them for display purposes or to turn into jewelry. The tusks range from 3 feet to more than 8 feet, and typically sell for $1,000 to $7,000 each, Kania said. He ships tusks worldwide, but not to countries that prohibit imports, including the U.S., the United Kingdom and Australia. There is no defense attorney listed in court documents for Zarauskas. An attorney from the federal public defender’s office is listed as Conrad’s lawyer, but she was out of the office and not immediately available for comment. Phone messages were left for Zarauskas and at possible listing for Conrad. The indictment filed last month says the two Canadians, whose names are redacted, would buy the tusks from retail stores in northern Canada and use the Internet and email to arrange sales to U.S. buyers. The pair faces charges in Canada, according to authorities there. The Canadian sellers would bring the tusks into the U.S. at the Calais, Maine, border crossing in a vehicle modified to conceal the tusks or a trailer with a false bottom, according to the indictment. They would then drive to Bangor and ship them. The only other narwhal tusk smuggling case Mikolop was aware of involved Nantucket, Mass., antiques dealer David Place, who was sentenced in 2011 to nearly three years in prison for importing and trafficking in sperm whale teeth and narwhal tusks worth up to $400,000.




PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A smuggling ring brought narwhal tusks from the Canadian Artic into Maine in a trailer with a secret compartment and then illegally sold them to American buyers, officials said. Andrew Zarauskas, of Union, N.J., and Jay Conrad, of Lakeland, Tenn., will be arraigned in Bangor, Maine, next week on 29 federal smuggling and money laundering charges each. For nearly a decade, two Canadians smuggled the whale tusks into Maine and shipped them via FedEx to Zarauskas, Conrad and other unnamed American buyers, according to an indictment. Narwhals are known as the unicorns of the sea for their spiral, ivory tusks that can grow longer than 8 feet. The tusks can sell for thousands of dollars each, but it’s illegal to import them into the U.S. The court document doesn’t specify how much money was involved, but it says the Canadian sellers received at least 150 payments from tusk buyers. “The conspiracy we’ve alleged was over a period of 10 years, so there appears to have been enough of a market to support that length of conduct,” said Todd Mikolop, who is prosecuting the case for the environmental crimes section of the Department of Justice. Narwhals live in Arctic waters and are harvested by Inuit hunters for their meat, skin and tusks, said Calvin Kania, president of Furcanada in British Columbia, which sells tusks to buyers who want




Federal agents crack ring that smuggled narwhal tusks through Maine into American black market

The Laconia Daily Sun, January 4, 2012  
The Laconia Daily Sun, January 4, 2012  

The Laconia Daily Sun, January 4, 2012