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Jury sees video of boy’s death by Uzi 8-year-old’s father filmed accident at Mass. gun show — Page 2
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BudCom members free speech rights again at issue School board chair pens letter challenging Greene’s actions; Stewart says laissez-faire chair is to blame By Gail OBer
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GILFORD — The School Board chair has asked the Budget Committee chair to clarify the intent of last month’s visit by committee member Susan Greene to the school superintendent regarding a public comment made by a school employee that
Greene found objectionable. In a letter made public at Town Hall last evening, Kurt Webber reported that Greene told Paul DeMinico that while he doesn’t have control over one resident, Joe Wernig, who expressed displeasure with some of the Budget Committee’s actions, he does have control over Deb Laliberte,
a resident and GHS career counselor who voiced her objections at a public meeting on Dec. 16. Wernig is also a resident, but teaches in the Shaker Regional School District. “This situation concerns me as it has the potential of creating a hostile environment see GiLfOrd page 10
CONCORD (AP) — The pardon application of a New Hampshire farmer jailed for three years because he brandished a gun at a trespasser is ripe for review by Gov. John Lynch and the Executive Council. The council may vote on whether to dismiss or hold a hearing on the petition by Ward Bird of Moultonboro at its January see PardON page 8
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$3,995 Lucan Moynihan’s home on Nelson Court in Belmont Village is shown here, looking from east to west. Main Street is marked by the stop sign in the background. A paved public right-of-way the town has long maintained as a portion of Nelson Court runs through the middle of Moynihan’s lot, and this picture. The wood pile in the background is on Moyhihan’s lot but the area where his car is parked is technically in the right-of-way. Rather that sue the town for what he sees as a trespass on his property, Moynihan is going to ask town voters to discontinue the right-of-way for through traffic. (Laconia Daily Sun photo/Adam Drapcho)
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BELMONT — A homeowner whose lot straddles a public right-of-way between two legs of Nelson Court is petitioning for a warrant article that would close that stretch of the village street to through traffic. “At least half our property is roadway,”
Lucas Moynihan said yesterday. “We have to move our vehicles whenever the town plows come through and clearly cars and trucks have run into the house a few times.” On the town map, Nelson Court runs southeastward from Main Street, between and parallel to Fuller Street and Gale Street, for about 250 feet before turning
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northeast at a right angle to join Gale Street. Moynihan’s 0.15-acre rectangular lot begins 105 feet from Main Street and ends where Nelson Court turns. Nelson Court enters the lot at its northwest corner then the roadway crosses the property diagonally to reach its southeast corner. see NELSON COUrT page 3
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Obama taps another Chicago insider to be White House Chief of Staff
WASHINGTON (AP) — Overhauling his team at the top, President Barack Obama on Thursday named banker and seasoned political fighter William Daley as his new chief of staff, hoping to rejuvenate both a White House storming into reelection mode and an economy still gasping for help. The choice of Daley immediately brought howls of protest from the left flank of the Democratic Party, where advocates questioned his insider ties to Wall Street. Centrists, business leaders and Republican lawmakers rallied around the move, one that underscored just how much and how fast the face of the White House is changing. Obama, whose hopes for a second term will be shaped largely by how the economy does, immediately linked Daley’s appointment to that task. For the most see next page
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Video of boy’s Uzi shooting shown at Mass. trial SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Jurors in the trial of a former police chief watched video Thursday of an 8-year-old boy accidentally shooting himself to death with an Uzi submachine gun at a 2008 gun fair, a sight that prompted a collective gasp in the courtroom. The video, taken by the boy’s father, shows Christopher Bizilj, of Ashford, Conn., shooting the 9 mm micro Uzi when the front of the weapon kicks back toward his head and part of the boy’s skull appears to fly off. Former Pelham, Mass., police Chief Edward Fleury, whose company co-sponsored the gun fair at the Westfield Sportsman’s Club, has pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter and furnishing weapons to a minor. He’s on trial in Hampden Superior Court in Springfield. The boy’s father, emergency room Dr. Charles Bizilj, testified Thursday that he
videotaped Christopher with the micro Uzi, which jammed several times. He said he started and stopped videotaping several times as the gun jammed. At one point, he said he picked his camera up, looked toward the firing line and couldn’t see Christopher. “Chris was not in the viewfinder,” Bizilj testified calmly with no visible signs of emotion. “Chris was on the ground. I ran over to him. His eyes were open. I saw no reason for him to be on the ground. I tried to talk to him. He didn’t respond. I put my hand behind his head to pick him up. ... There was a large portion of his cranium missing.” Bizilj said he gave medical attention to Christopher until paramedics arrived. Some relatives began to cry during the testimony, and several left the courtroom. They declined to comment earlier in the day. Dr. Bizilj said his two young sons were excited about the gun fair, which he had
first heard about months earlier at a Labor Day party and in talks with friends. “This was a big event,” Bizilj testified. “Christopher wore his special camo pants, camo shoes and a jacket with big pockets because he had been in the habit of collecting shells off the ground.” The doctor said his sons had used firearms but had never shot automatic weapons before the machine gun shoot in Westfield, about 10 miles west of Springfield. Bizilj said he, his father-in-law and his older son Colin, then 11, fired a larger Uzi that they selected before they went shooting. He said the Uzi jammed when Colin was shooting it, and the range master picked out the micro Uzi. Bizilj said Colin fired the micro Uzi. When he was done, Christopher stepped up to the firing line with the range master, who was next to the boy when the shooting happened.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans made history Thursday by staging the first-ever reading of the entire Constitution on the House floor. But that record may come with an asterisk: Democrats asked why original sections that later were amended, including references to slaves, were left out of the recital, and lawmakers initially did not catch that a couple of key paragraphs were omitted when two pages got stuck together. Disputes and glitches aside, Republican and Democratic lawmakers silenced their
differences over what the words of the Founding Fathers mean for today’s politics long enough to spend 90 decorous minutes reciting the venerable document. The glitch was remedied several hours later when Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., the organizer of the event, returned to the House floor to acknowledge that one of the readers had turned two pages at once, resulting in the omission of an Article IV section on the federal government protecting states from invasion and an Article V section on amending the Constitution.
Goodlatte proceeded to read the missing words into the Congressional Record. Some 135 lawmakers from both parties participated in the reading of the document approved in 1787 and in operation since 1789. Leading off was new House Speaker John Boehner, who recited the “We the People” preamble. He was followed by outgoing Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who read Article I, Section 1 that gives legislative powers to Congress. The document, long a subject both of revsee CONSTITUTION page 6
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Lynch inaugurated N.H. governor for a record 4th time
CONCORD (AP) — Democratic Gov. John Lynch, who survived a national anti-incumbent groundswell in November, on Thursday urged the new Republican majorities in the House and Senate to maintain policies that helped New Hampshire weather the recession better than most states. Lynch was inaugurated to a historic, fourth consecutive two-year term. He is the longest-serving governor in New Hampshire since colonial times. New Hampshire voters kept Lynch in charge of the executive branch, but swept out fellow Democrats in the Legislature. Lynch will have to work with large majorities of Republicans in the House and Senate. The five-member Executive Council, which votes on appointments and contracts, also is now all Republican. In his inaugural address, Lynch warned against making radical changes that hurt communities, business and the state’s neediest residents. “As we move forward, we must not abandon the policies that have made us the envy of the nation. Our challenge is to build on what is already working; to have the courage to address the areas where we can improve; and to stay focused on what truly matters to the people of our great state,” he said in prepared remarks. Lynch said almost everything the Legislature does this year will involve the state budget. “We need to recognize that 50 percent of the state budget is state aid to communities. Another 20 percent is direct payments for health care for our most vulnerable citizens, including the elderly,” he said. He said balancing the budget will require rethinking how government provides services, but cuts should not come at the expense of the most vulnerable citizens. Lynch announced few initiatives, among them a push to double a business research-and-development tax credit and creation of a central place for business to interact with the state online. He also suggested creating a revolving loan fund to help communities pay for road projects. He said he will establish a commission by executive order to evaluate the state’s water supplies to ensure they are clean and sustainable. Republicans criticized Lynch for not acknowledging the state faces a potential $600 million hole in the next two-year budget. “There was basically a passing reference to the budget,” said Senate President Peter Bragdon, R-Milford. House Democratic Leader Terie Norelli defended Lynch, who she said will outline in detail his budget see LYNCH page 6
Ossipee man wanted for Mass. robbery surrenders to police after 6-hour-long standoff OSSIPEE (AP) — A man suspected of robbing a gas station in Massachusetts and trying to run over two police officers while driving away has been arrested in New Hampshire following a six-hour standoff with police. Ossipee Police Lt. Jimmy Eldridge tells WMWVFM that 40-year-old Jeremy Curtis of Hanover was arrested at about 12:30 p.m. Thursday after a state police SWAT team entered the house he was in. No one was hurt. Eldridge says Curtis was wanted by police in Hanson, Mass., after he allegedly robbed a gas station with a gun Wednesday, then tried to run over the officers while fleeing. He says police went to the house after getting a call from a man who said he had escaped from the house and was Curtis’s cousin.
This satellite photo of a portion of Belmont village, provided by the town’s planning department shows the lot owned by Lucas Moynihan, outlined in red. The red roof above and just to the left of lot is Belmont Hardware. Moynihan’s home on the portion of Nelson Court that parallels Main Street is in the upper right corner of the red box. The portion of Nelson Court that exits onto Main Street is just below the hardware store. The orange stripped area indicates the location of a paved roadway that runs right up the middle of Moynihan’s lot. The town maintains this roadway as a portion of Nelson Court that exists by virtue of what it considers to be a long established public rightof-way through private property.
NELSON COURT from page one Moynihan’s home sits on the northeast corner of the lot, bounded to the south and east by Nelson Court, which passes within less than a yard of its walls. The Moynihans have two parking spaces, both designated “residents only,” on the paved right-of-way near their house. There are two homes on the north side of the roadway, to the west of Moynihan’s house, with driveways leading to them. Moynihan said that there are easements providing access across his lot and the roadway to both properties. Originally Moynihan questioned the right of the town to use the approximately 50 yards of roadway crossing his lot as a public road. In fact, the town tax map indicates that Nelson Court ends at the western boundary of Moynihan’s lot and designates the roadway, which continues across his property as a right-of-way (“R/W”) linking the two lengths of Nelson Court.
Rick Ball of the Land Use Department said that after researching the history of the property he concluded that the town held a legitimate claim to the right-of-way based on the fact that it has been used and maintained as a public way for many years. Nevertheless, Ball said that he advised Moynihan that he could challenge the town’s claim in court or, alternatively, introduce a warrant article to discontinue the use of the right-of-way across his lot. A warrant article has been drafted and Moynihan said that he has gathered almost all the 25 signatures of registered voters required by January 11 to place it on the ballot. Moreover, he said that he has spoken with his neighbors on both stretches of Nelson Court, all of whom “feel the same way.” Moynihan said that if the right-of-way is closed to through traffic, he is willing to maintain it to ensure that his neighbors have access to their homes. “I’m glad to plow it,” he said. “I’ll buy a plow right away.”
from preceding page influential staff job in American politics, Obama chose a fellow Chicagoan and former Cabinet secretary who has run both companies and campaigns. “I’m convinced that he’ll help us in our mission of growing our economy,” an upbeat Obama said in a White House ceremony as Daley stood to one side. On the other side of the president was Pete Rouse, the interim chief of staff who oversaw a busy three months but did not want to stay in the job. Said Daley to his new boss: “This team will not let you down, nor the nation.” Rouse, who disdains the spotlight but is considered one of Obama’s most essential advisers, choked back some rare public emotion as his colleagues gave him a rousing ovation and the president praised him. He will remain on board for the rest of Obama’s current term as counselor to the president, the only one in the building to hold that elevated title. As the new Republican majority in the House
exerts its power, Obama has been resetting his team briskly, with one eye on governing and the other on getting re-elected. After two long years on the job, on top of two nonstop years of campaigning, some of Obama’s most senior advisers are heading out. The president is losing his press secretary, Robert Gibbs, and his trusted strategist, David Axelrod; he is bringing in former campaign chief David Plouffe as a top staff adviser starting Monday. Yet change only goes so far, as all three of them will end up playing vital roles in Obama’s 2012 election campaign, just as they did last time. On Friday, Obama is expected to name Gene Sperling as his chief economic adviser, who once served for President Bill Clinton — just like Daley. The chief of staff is the one charged with shaping Obama’s time while managing a mammoth juggle of issues, crises, opinions and egos. Few jobs are as consuming.
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Stop hiring of illegal aliens & all else will fall in place Consider this immigration case from Canada: Three years ago, a Mexican sister and brother moved illegally to Toronto. Brenda Garcia, 30, filed for refugee status, claiming fear of persecution back home for being lesbian. Her brother, 18-yearold Daniel Garcia, enrolled in a Toronto high school. Both said they might be killed upon returning to Mexico City. Here are two fairly harmless individuals. (Daniel was said to be a very good student.) Toronto neighbors supported their cause. But the judge didn’t buy the story of persecution. Canada deported Brenda to Mexico two days after Christmas, and Daniel was returned on New Year’s Day. On the surface, Canada’s action sounds heartless. But this is how you retain public support for a large immigration program that generously extends government benefits, including health care, to newcomers. You don’t tolerate game-playing with the rules. And that’s what was wrong with such seemingly big-hearted proposals as the recently shelved Dream Act. Backed mostly by Democrats, the legislation would have helped illegal immigrants who arrived in this country as children and completed two years of college or military service become citizens. We saw the parade of exemplary young people. They were a lot like Brenda and Daniel Garcia. Unfortunately, the Dream Act was an emotionally manipulative endrun around our immigration laws. It added to the public’s cynicism over congressional intentions while distracting attention from a bipartisan proposal that would have accomplished the same thing. You remember the immigration “grand bargain” of 2007. That bipartisan proposal went down in flames because Americans saw it as another amnesty paired with an empty promise of more stringent enforcement. The proposal for comprehensive immigration reform would put most illegal immigrants on the “path to citizenship,” while instituting an enforcement system that would fine or possibly jail employers who hire undocumented workers. The job magnet that attracts the vast majority of illegal immigrants
would thus be gone and the problem mostly solved. Recall that 2007 was a year before the economic roof caved in. What’s left in the gray dawn of 2011 is a new reality that was masked by the housing bubble: Americans with little education have a very tough future in the global economy. The idea of flooding our labor force with low-skilled competition is crazier than ever. These changing circumstances have sparked the movement to end birthright citizenship. The 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution declares that anyone born on America soil is automatically a U.S. citizen. Opponents of birthright citizenship argue that it also attracts more illegal immigrants. Actually, the notion that “anchor babies” — American-born children of illegal immigrants — can easily alter their parents’ status is something of a myth. Such children cannot sponsor their parent for legal status until they are age 21. But the idea of U.S.-born children getting all the rights of American citizenship surely must add to the attraction of coming to the United States without papers. Deported illegal immigrants with U.S.-born children often charge American authorities with breaking up their families. (Of course, their children could return with them to their home countries.) Such accusations add to the general impression that birthright citizenship is a loophole for illegal immigration. By the way, Canada also allows for birthright citizenship. Granted, it’s easier for poor Central Americans to cross into the United States than to travel to Canada. But birthright citizenship wasn’t a big American concern before we opened our economy to illegal labor. And dragging this hot element into today’s immigration debate will make comprehensive reform still harder to achieve. Get the basics done — no more hiring of illegal workers — and everything else may fall into place. (A member of the Providence Journal editorial board, Froma Harrop writes a nationally syndicated column from that city. She has written for such diverse publications as The New York Times, Harper’s Bazaar and Institutional Investor.)
If Ward Bird is pardoned I’m going to buy a gun & learn to us it To the editor, If Christine Harris had been armed with a hand gun and had she been skilled and quick enough on the draw, when Ward Bird pulled his gun and aimed it at her, she could have pulled her weapon out and been justified in shooting him dead. She would have been within her God-given rights to defend her life. If Ward Bird obtains a pardon for
this crime, I, as a 71 year old woman, am going to feel free to buy a hand gun, learn how to use it well, carry it upon my person at all time and when one of these gun-nuts aims a gun at me, then I will feel free to use it. Also, if someone comes on my property that I do not feel was invited, then I will feel that I have the right to pull a gun and order them off from my property. see GUN next page
LETTERS M’borough ordinance against off-site ‘for rent’ signs is good one To the editor, Happy New Year Moultonborough residents, the Town’s Planning Board has a wonderful surprise in store for you — a likely increase of 300-plus offsite advertising signs for rental real estate, courtesy of the largest rental broker in town, who has one of the loudest, flashiest electronic signs welcoming residents and visitors as they enter town by the Center Harbor line. For at least 17 years, the Town of Moultonborough’s Zoning Ordinance has not permitted “for rent” signs that advertise off-site real estate rental brokers, as such signs are a red flag that houses are vacant that leads to vandalism, and break ins. Recently the town’s largest rental broker posted such signs in violation of the Zoning Ordinance, all over town. When the Planning Board was told of this, instead of taking action to back the Code Enforcement Officer, the board proposed an amendment to legitimatize the illegal signs. Despite significant public opposition to this proposed amendment, the board is nevertheless submitting this ill-advised proposal for public hearings on January 12 and 26. Heretofore, rental agents, through the Internet and advertising, have had no trouble renting listed properties and communicating with potential tenants. To now have a proliferation of what will be hundreds of signs on properties will only litter the town with unattractive off-site broker advertising and encourage vandalism and break ins of vacant seasonal homes. There are at least a half dozen
plus rental brokers in Moultonborough and adjacent towns, that advertise that they represent hundreds of rental properties, meaning that a change in the sign ordinance would allow multitudes of new signs in town, almost all of which would be in residential areas near the waterfront, that will be permanent eyesores as most of these properties are rented by the week. The vast majority of rental customers live out of state and are not driving hundreds of miles to reconnoiter the private lakefront roads looking for weekly rentals. They are perusing listings on the Internet. It is a sad commentary that the Planning Board considers commercial advertising and visual pollution to be more important than the safety of residents as expressed by those who vociferously objected to this illconsidered amendment. It is noteworthy that not all rental brokers favor this change, but the initiator for this revision of the town’s Zoning Ordinance, the owners of the largest rental broker are, not coincidentally, none other than the Moultonborough Town Moderator and chairman of the Board of Education. Perhaps if approved after a public hearing, the town should now adopt an official Town Poem. If it does, I suggest the Ogden Nash aphorism: “I think that I shall never see a billboard lovely as a tree. Perhaps, unless the billboards fall, I’ll never see a tree at all.” Eric Taussig Moultonborough
N.H. juries need to be told they have right to nullify a vague law To the editor, The Union Leader editorial today (Jan. 5) “Reasonable Defense”, concerning Mr. Ward Bird being incarcerated for waving a gun “toward” a trespasser, is to be commended for bring this unfortunate incident to the public’s attention! What was not brought forth in the editorial was the fact that the jury that convicted Mr. Bird, was subjected to the coercion by the system that now prevails, a system that ignores Supreme Court and other court decisions in the knowing, willing and intentional failure to inform the jury of their absolute Right to NULLIFY
any indefinite statute that is void for vagueness, such as that which convicted Mr. Bird. The judicial system in this state, as with many others, is in dire need of being reformed. A step in that direction is being taken by Representative Lars Christiansen, (R- Hudson), who has submitted a bill to require that all jury selections be fully informed of their absolute right to nullify any statute, when their conscience deems it to be unreasonable, unconstitutional or that the penalty is unjust. It should be understood that a statute is not a LAW. It is “Public Policy” estabsee BIRD next page
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LETTERS Public safety must trump gun rights when it comes to Statehouse To the editor, An open letter to state representatives: What happened to public safety today when the Joint Legislative Facilities Committee voted to lift the ban that kept guns out of the Statehouse? This building is often filled with hundreds of people; on days when the Legislature is in session that number may exceed a thousand. N.H. is one of the safest states in our nation. A state legislature that allows anyone to carry a deadly weapon into this building is providing an invitation to a terrorist or a mentally incompetent person. Our gun owners in N.H. are for the most part responsible persons. However, you know there are those known to act irresponsibly, some on impulse and others with specific well-planned intentions. Citizens in Newbury and Colebrook can remind us of those events in their communities when public figures doing their jobs and carrying out their responsibilities were victims of irresponsible gun owners. A day in the recent past many citizens and school children were in the balcony in Representatives Hall. A
group exercising their constitutional rights with their guns displayed as props was present during a controversial debate. Members of that group were disgracefully out-of-order with impulsive behavior, yelling threatening comments and using disrespectful and offensive language. These people were out of control and would not follow the direction of the Speaker of the House when she commanded that “The House will come to order.” There was no gun fired, but those present were reminded why deadly weapons should not be permitted in this assembly. In the same way it is your responsibility to keep drunk and disorderly citizens, lit cigarettes, and those persons unable to control their behavior out of public places, it is your responsibility to keep deadly weapons out of our Statehouse. There are necessary restrictions regarding guns in public schools, courts of law, airplanes, sporting events and many other arenas. I trust you to do what is best for the most. Public safety must always trump gun rights in our Statehouse! Susan Wiley Sandwich
Some promote fear to deprive citizens of right of self defense To the editor, It’s only the sixth of January and already the profits of doom and destruction are predicting the fall of civilization. And why, because of a bill being considered in Concord known as the castle doctrine which would allow citizens to carry firearms for personal protection. Like the old science fiction robot on Lost in Space crying out “DANGER, DANGER, DANGER” every episode, the anti-gun crowed is predicting shoot outs and blood running in our streets from OK corral like violence everywhere. This has been standard fear mongering from these people for years now. The fact is that in states where these types of laws have been passed the same arguments and predictions of doom have been used but nowhere have we seen any such results. In fact where these laws were passed, violent crimes have gone down. Nationally gun crimes and firearms accidents have been declining for a couple of decades now due to efforts by organizations like the NRA with there safety education programs. You wouldn’t know it by the sensationalized reporting in the media but a check of both FBI and Jus-
tice Department statistics confirms this. In fact the facts show that firearms in the lands of lawful gun owners are used three times more often to prevent crimes then by criminals to commit them. Less then two tenths of one percent of lawful gun owners commit violent crimes making them among the most law abiding people in our society. You would never know this if all you listened to was Hand Gun Control or whatever they call themselves this year. It’s all gloom and doom, even on TV every gun owner portrayed is a bad guy or a vigilante seeking revenge. Seems to me the anti gun folks can’t separate movie fiction from reality in most cases. It’s fear driving them and they promoting fear to achieve their ends, which is to deprive honest citizens of their rights to self defense. It is true we have fine police forces to protect our communities but no police force can protect every individual. With the rise in home invasions and gratuitous violence among criminals it is not unreasonable to allow those honest citizens who care to take the measures they deem reasonable to do so. Steve Earle, Hill
BIRD from preceding page lished to provide order for society. Had Mr. Bird’s jury been “fully informed” of their right, they could have found him “not guilty” and nullified the statute. Justice would then have prevailed, thus
saving the taxpayers the expense of his unjustified imprisonment. Failure to inform a juries of their rights is actually an act defined by Black’s Law Dictionary, 6th Edition, page 258, as “criminal coercion” and in violation of the Model Penal Code 212.5. Further, silence when there is a DUTY to speak is FRAUD. Mr. Bird deserves an immediate pardon from Governor Lynch. It is disappointing that our Supreme Court did not find the statute “void for vagueness”. Please support Representative Christiansen’s “Fully Informed Jury” bill when it is scheduled for public hearing. For more information on the national effort to protect and inform Jury Rights, go to www.FIJA.org. Dick Marple, Hooksett
GUN from preceding page Is this really the kind of environment that we want here in New Hampshire? Ward Bird and his followers make me sick; they are a bunch of narcissistic, hot-headed individuals who feel that they own this state and get away with anything that they want to. And our crooked, it’s who you know society allows them to continue to do just that. Carolyn Pillsbury, Meredith
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CONSTITUTION from page 2 erence and wrangling, has never been read in its entirety in the House, and the event, coming on the second day of Republican control of the chamber, was a nod to the tea partiers who returned Republicans to power. Tea party backers often cited the Constitution in arguing that Washington is ignoring the limits of federal power outlined in the document. Democrats went along, but before the reading started they asked why Republicans chose to omit sections, including those pertaining to slavery, that were later amended. In particular, they asked about the Article I, Section 2 clause that classified slaves as three-fifths of a person for the purpose of congressional apportionment and taxation. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., D-Ill., asked why those elements of American history were being left out, “given the struggle of African-Americans, given the struggle of women.” “We fail to show the American people that imperfection is not to be feared and that our ability to constantly improve on what the Founders gave us is a blessing, not a reason for divisiveness,” Black Caucus member Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., said. Goodlatte said he and others had worked closely with the Library of Congress and the Congressional Research Service in coming up with the most accurate presentation of the Constitution. He noted to Jackson, son of civil rights leader Jesse Jackson, that another pioneer of the civil rights movement, Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., had been asked to read the 13th Amendment that abolished slavery. The reading also skipped the 18th Amendment that was ratified in 1919 to institute prohibition of alcohol. That amendment was overturned in 1933 by the 21st Amendment. The solemn occasion was briefly
interrupted by a protester when Rep. Frank Pallone, D-N.J., was reading the section of the Constitution that set out the eligibility requirements for the presidency. As Pallone read the words, “No person, except a naturalborn citizen, or a citizen of the United States at the time of the adoption of this Constitution,” a woman yelled out “except Obama, except Obama!” The presiding officer asked that she be ejected, and she was. Police later said Theresa Cao, 48, of New York, was charged with unlawful conduct and disruption of Congress. So-called birthers claim President Barack Obama is ineligible for his office, contending there’s no proof he was born in the United States. Some suggest he actually was born in Kenya, his father’s home country. The Obama campaign provided a certificate of live birth in 2008, an official document from Hawaii showing the president’s birth date, city and name, along with his parents’ names. Lawmakers lined up to take their turn at the podium, with Goodlatte generally alternating speakers between the two parties. Some got to read from profound sections that describe how the new American government was to be set up and what were the rights of its citizens. Others got more prosaic sections regarding the oversight of forts and dockyards or the prohibition on office holders receiving gifts from foreign princes. The reading of one of the clauses most familiar to Americans, the Second Amendment provision on the right to bear arms, fell to freshman Republican Frank Guinta of New Hampshire. For the first hour of the recital the Republican side of the chamber was full, while far fewer Democrats occupied the other side. After an hour, the number of Republican listeners also declined.
LYNCH from page 3 during his budget address next month. Republican House Speaker William O’Brien said that wasn’t good enough. “It’s difficult for him after six years to say things are messed up,” he said. As he has in years past, Lynch said he will propose a constitutional amendment to give the state greater flexibility in targeting school aid. Lynch, like many governors before him, has tried unsuccessfully to shift more control over school funding from the courts to lawmakers. Republican Party Chairman John Sununu predicted Republicans would be receptive to the idea. Bragdon said he liked it. But O’Brien criticized Lynch’s proposal as a way for the state to control education. O’Brien said he wants to amend the state constitution so it nullifies a landmark court decision that requires New Hampshore to provide an adequate education for all public schoolchildren. “The state ought to stay out of the way,” said O’Brien of Mont Vernon. Lynch answered Republican criticisms of a law granting early release of prison inmates to place them under supervision by pledging support for changes that give the state Parole Board more discretion to recommit offenders who violate terms of their release.
Lynch cautioned the Republicandominated Legislature to consider the long-term effects of its actions. “Let us act together to ensure that when the Legislature and the governor meet in this great hall 20 years from now, they are discussing not how to fix the problems we left unsolved, but how to build on the strong foundation we created,” he concluded. The last governor to serve longer than six consecutive years was John Gilman, who served from 1794-1805 after being elected to consecutive oneyear terms. Governors’ terms changed to two years around 1870, and no one has won four consecutive terms since then. Lynch, 58, of Hopkinton, won the first of his three two-year terms as governor in 2004 when he unseated an unpopular Republican governor by promising to restore integrity to government. Lynch is a native of Waltham, Mass. Before his 2004 election, he was president of a Manchester consulting firm, The Lynch Group. Before that, he was an admissions director of Harvard Business School and president and chief executive of Knoll Inc., a Pennsylvania furniture company. He has degrees from the University of New Hampshire, Harvard Business School and Georgetown University Law Center.
Judge declines to suppress statement former Belmont woman made to police when they surrounded her home BY GAIL OBER
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LACONIA — A Laconia District Court judge ruled this week that the statements made by a Belmont woman to police during an armed standoff at her home can be used against her at her upcoming trial. After hearing oral arguments on Nov. 22 and reading submitted briefs, Judge Lawrence MacLeod Jr. determined that Alisha Morgan, 29, formerly of 672 Union Road in Belmont, was not immediately detained by police who had surrounded her home on Sept. 2 to arrest one of her friends, Christopher Kelly. She is accused of telling police that Kelly was not in her house when,in fact, he was — an A level Misdemeanor. Morgan was home sleeping the night the Belknap County Special Operations Group (SWAT) surrounded her place with a U.S. Marshall’s parole warrant for Kelly after learning he was staying there. After surrounding her house with between 12 and 15 armed police officers and the armored Bearcat, police said they used a bullhorn to notify the people in the home who they were, that they had warrants for Kelly’s arrest and a warrant to search the house. Both sides agreed that Morgan willingly left the house and went up to members of the SWAT Team and asked them what they were doing. But police don’t answer questions, they ask them. And when Deputy Sheriffs James McIntire and David Perkins asked Morgan if Kelly was in her house, she allegedly lied to them and said he was not. “Why would he be here?” was her alleged reply to their query, adding that if Kelly were around he would be in the garage and not the house. But it was when Morgan attempted to go back inside her home that, according to Perkins’ narrative, she was “ordered to the rear of the Bearcat, where she was detained.” According to the narrative of another police officer, Morgan was then handcuffed. At 1:30 a.m. on Sept. 3 police charged Morgan with one misdemeanor count of hindering apprehension for allegedly giving them false information about Kelly. Later that morning Kelly surren-
dered and police also apprehended Diamond Morrill, 20, and charged her with three counts of felony reckless conduct for allegedly fire three rounds from a handgun later found in the room where she, Kelly, and Morgan’s 4-year-old daughter were barricaded. Atty. Eric Wolpin represented Morgan in front of Judge MacLeod on Nov. 22 and argued that Morgan’s statements to police should not be used against her at her trial because her detention by police was a custodial interrogation and she was never told of her rights against self incrimination as established in 1966 by Miranda v. United States. He argued that “no reasonable person would feel free to leave when exiting her residence in the middle of the night into the custody of a SWAT team surrounding her home.” “In this case, Ms. Morgan’s reasonable belief that she was not free to leave was confirmed by detention and handcuffing,” he said, arguing that her statement’s could not be considered voluntary. Representing the state was Sheriff Lt. Christopher Cost who argued that Miranda warnings and waiver requirements do not apply in “emergency situations where questions are reasonably prompted by a concern for public safety.” He said police were aware that Kelly had an “lengthy criminal history and a propensity for violence” and had shut down Union Road out of concern for the safety of the neighborhood. In his ruling issued Monday, MacLeod wrote that while the “presence of the SWAT team outside [Morgan’s] home was certainly extraordinary, [Morgan] voluntarily left the residence alone, without her child, and approached SWAT officers.” He said the question posed by police were “not focused on any wrong doing on her part, but naturally enough on the whereabouts of the fugitive they were trying to apprehend.” “This did not amount to custodial interrogation requiring Miranda warnings as a matter of law,” he wrote, denying the suppression motion and allowing her statements to be used against her. Morgan’s trial is scheduled for next month in Laconia District Court.
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CONCORD — According to a former examiner, under N.H. Bank Commissioner Peter Hildreth, who retired last month rather than face dismissal for his role in failing to act against Financial Resources Mortgage, Inc. (FRM) before it bilked clients of more than $20-million, firms like FRM were subject to “what I call a drive-by exam.” Kurt Gillies, who worked at the Bank Department between 1995 and 2007, testified before the inquiry convened by the Secretary of State on Wednesday told investigators from the Bureau of Securities Regulation that when Hildreth became commissioner in September, 2001 the method of examination changed. He recalled that the number of non-depository lenders, including mortgage bankers and brokers like FRM, had grown to more than 2,000 by 2001. Meanwhile, the Consumer Credit Division of the department, which licensed and regulated these entities, counted only five examiners, one of whom processed license applications. Gillies said that the department “tiered” its examinations, lending priority to the largest and newest licensees as well as those about which it received complaints. At the same time, he said that the process for granting and renewing licenses required firms to submit extensive documentation, including audited financial statements. “We were asking for more information than other states,” he said. Examiners , Gillies continued, spent weeks preparing their reports, which ran from 10 to 12 pages. “Financial integrity, operational activities and capital adequacy were all concerns,” he said. “We looked for the strongest set of financial statements we could obtain.” In particular, he said the law required licensees to maintain positive net worth of $100,000 365 days a year. Gillies said that before Hildreth became commissioner, he was asked “to take a hard look at how we were conducting examinations” and prepared a protocol for based on the template for examining banks prescribed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). His proposal mimicked the so-called “CAMELS” ratings, which measure capital adequacy, asset quality, management, earnings, liquidity and sensitivity to market risks. In other words, examiners would assess the financial condition of the licensees as well as determine that their operations complied with statutes and regulations. When Hildreth became commissioner, Gillies submitted his proposal. “I was told it was unacceptable,” he said. PARDON from page one 19th meeting. Attorney General Michael Delaney told Lynch and the council he has finished reviewing Bird’s petition and seven others submitted before his. Citing public interest in Bird’s case, the council told
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MEREDITH — Charged by the Board of Selectmen with promoting energy conservation on the part of the town as well as its residents and businesses, the Energy Committee will host a regional energy fair at the Community Center on Saturday afternoon, January 15, from 12;30 to 4:30 p.m. Mark Billings, an economist serving on the committee, said that while municipal buildings were undergoing energy audits, they represent only fivepercent of the energy consumption of the town. “Residents,” he stressed, “are exponentially more important to the conservation effort.” The fair will feature exhibits by 30 local vendors representing a wide range of products and services bearing on reducing energy consumption and increasing energy efficiency as well as showcasing alternative and renewable energy sources. “We’ve had to turn down vendors,” said John Edgar, director of community development. “There will be something for everybody.” He said that the vendors include contractors, installers, designers and lenders along with representatives of state and regional agencies. Eleven programs are scheduled, with the nationally syndicated columnist Tim Carter of “Ask the Builder,” who is among the newest residents of Mer-
edith, serving as the featured presenter. The programs will offer information on home energy audits and planning, solar, wood and geothermal energy, and weatherization. One program will weigh the costs, benefits and payback of investing in greater energy efficiency or alternative energy sources. The New England Electric Cooperative, which has chosen Meredith for the maiden voyage of its “smart grid” technology, will explain how the system will enable customers lower their bills by purchasing power at off-peak hours. Conservation measures tailored to manufactured housing will be presented together with a case study of a local “net zero” home, which draws all its energy from sources like the sun and wind and leaves no carbon footprint. There is no registration or entrance fee required to attend the fair. Edgar emphasized that visitors can come and go as they wish throughout the afternoon. There will be giveaways, including a home energy audit, several other door prizes and 100 copies of “The Green Builder” magazine. Ken Colburn, chairman of the energy committee, said that the fair was the first of several initiatives to heighten awareness among homeowners of the financial and environmental benefits offered by enhancing the efficiency of conventional energy sources and applying the technology of alternative energy sources.
Former Senate president to give political help to Safe Boaters CONCORD — Safe Boaters of New Hampshire announce that former N.H. Senate President Tom Eaton has joined the organization as its political advisor. Eaton Senate president from 2002 until 2005, will help “guide Safe Boaters through the sometimes complex process as we move forward with several pieces of legislation designed to help keep New Hampshire waterways among the safest in the United States,” said the organization’s president, Scott Verdonck. “Mr. Eaton has earned the ‘Leadership and Recognition Award’ for his public policy contribution to reduce underage alcohol problems and increase access to treatment in N.H. by the New Futures Board of Directors and has been recognized by Monadnock Family Services, New Futures, the N.H. State Grange, New Hampshire Healthcare Alliance and the Main Street
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ing as committee chair that he can do about it. That’s when Stewart turned the meeting on its ear and blamed Hickok for Laliberte’s actions. “This is in part your fault because you don’t run these meetings with any decorum,” Stewart said before adding that he goes to selectman’s meetings and School Board meetings and those meeting are well organized, stay on track, and set aside specific times for public comments. “Ours are just a hodge-podge,” said Stewart. “When the lady (Laliberte) left the podium (to walk right up in front of committee members) it wasn’t her fault, because you didn’t set the decorum.” “That’s a valid criticism,” said Hickok who is often less attentive to the rules of order than are other board chairs. An earlier exchange with a audience member illustrated Stewart’s point. During one of Murphy’s endless attempts to reduce the proposed budgets, a man in the front row blurted out a comment about how ridiculous he was being. Member David Horvath was sitting nearest to the man and demanded that he identify himself and restate his comment. When the man attempted to respond, it was Blanchard who had to ask Hickok to call for order and stop all dialogue between a board member and an audience member, which he finally did. Hickok also said he would respond in writing to Webber’s concerns but reiterated it was not a legitimate topic for a Budget Committee meeting. After the meeting, Laliberte said she just hoped that no other member of the public ever gets a visit from a member of the Budget Committee to his or her employer after speaking out at a public meeting. She said Greene was asking the superintendent for information regarding her job and thinks her actions were an attempt to intimidate her or punish her for speaking out as a taxpayer who just happens to work for the school district. “If I was in the private sector, would she have still gone to visit my boss?” she asked. Greene has said that she had no agenda when she went to visit DeMinico but only wanted to object to Laliberte’s tone. She did not speak to the issue last night.
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Wild defenseman Brent Burns merely slipped and fell. “You guys saw it,” Thornton told reporters through gritted teeth. “I can’t say anything, obviously. What did you see?” Clutterbuck also assisted on Mikko Koivu’s empty-netter with 43 seconds left. The Wild, who entered the night 21st in the NHL in goals scored this season, have never lost in Boston, and they are 9-2 overall against the Original Six franchise since joining the league in 2000. “Early on in the year, things weren’t going well and confidence was an issue,” Wild coach Todd Richards said. “But you walk through that room right now, and you can see the confidence starting to build.”
from preceding page a prayer.” On the “Today” show, Williams described his previous 48 hours as “outrageous.” “There’s no way in the world that I could have ever imagined that I would be — I mean, just have all of this just all of a sudden come into this portion of my life,” he said during a live interview in the program’s studio. But he said he was ready to handle the second chance and the job offers he was being given and predicted that in five years he’d be working as a radio program director and living in his own apartment. He said in 2010 he found a “new sense of spirituality” that would help him deal with whatever success comes. Williams was contacted Wednesday by the Cavaliers, who have offered him a position that could include announcing work at Quicken Loans Arena, the team’s downtown facility. Williams said the team has offered him a two-year contract and would pay his living expenses. “They said that they’re going to give me LeBron’s old house,” Williams joked on NBC on Thursday, referring to former Cavaliers star LeBron James, who left for the Miami Heat. It’s been a shocking turn of events for the golden-voiced Williams, who had gotten by living in shelters and occasionally with family and friends over the past few years. Williams also
has been in his share of trouble. His past includes a lengthy list of arrests. He has served time in prison for theft and forgery and has been cited with numerous misdemeanors, including drug abuse. He was most recently arrested on May 14. He pleaded guilty to a firstdegree misdemeanor theft charge. In court records, his address is listed as “Streets of Columbus.” Williams acknowledged his record during the “Today” show appearance and explained that he turned to crime so he could afford his drug habit. Upon learning of Williams’ criminal history, the Cavaliers said their offer still stands. “We believe in second chances and second opportunities,” said Tracy Marek, the team’s senior vice president of marketing. “The gentleman deserves an opportunity to explain certain situations. We’re not jumping to conclusions. It’s not fair.” Williams said his life began spiraling downward in 1996, when he began drinking alcohol “pretty bad.” He used marijuana and cocaine and lost interest in his radio career. He wound up on the streets despite the best efforts of his children, seven daughters and two sons, who live in the Columbus area. Williams said he celebrated two years of sobriety around Thanksgiving. “I just hope,” he said, “everyone will pray for me.”
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Note in fiery packages mailed to Maryland state workers complained of road signs HANOVER, Md. (AP) — Two packages about the size of small books ignited and released a sulfur-like smell when they were opened Thursday at Maryland state government buildings 20 miles apart, slightly burning the fingers of two employees. One of the parcels was addressed to Gov. Martin O’Malley, who said the mailing meant for him complained about highway signs that urge motorists to report suspicious activity. “Somebody doesn’t like seeing that sign,” the Democrat said. The fiery devices, one found in Hanover, another in Annapolis, closed mailrooms at government offices across Maryland. A worker unzipped the first package, addressed in typeface to the recently re-elected governor and adorned with holiday stamps, around 12:30 p.m. in Annapolis where mail for O’Malley’s office is routinely checked. The building is just blocks from the governor’s office, which is inside the State House in the heart of the capital. The package contained a message about the state’s terrorism tip line, which is widely shown on overhead highway signs that read, “Report Suspicious Activity” and give an 800 number. The state also uses the overhead signs to post information about missing children and, to the ire of some drivers, it added real-time traffic estimates to major highways in March. Some commuters complained drivers were slowing down to read the signs, backing up traffic. At O’Malley’s request, the state studied the issue and removed the realtime postings from one congested area on the Capital Beltway. U.S. Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, D-Md., said a return address on one of the packages turned out to be a
Washington parking garage. Ruppersberger, a member of the House Intelligence Committee who was briefed on the mailings, said there were no apparent links to terror organizations. “I believe this is what we call in intelligence a lone wolf situation, involving an individual who for whatever reason was upset with state government,” Ruppersberger said. The second package, torn open about 15 minutes after the first, was sent to state Transportation Secretary Beverley Swaim-Staley, Ruppersberger said, although he was not certain whether her name was written on it. It was opened at the agency’s headquarters in Hanover, near Baltimore’s airport. The woman who burned her fingers at the transportation agency building was taken to a hospital, as were three other people who were concerned because they were near the package when it was opened. Cate Conroy, acting director of outreach and advocacy for the Veterans Affairs Department, where the governor’s mailroom is housed, was in the building when the package was opened. She said employees calmly left while reports of smoke were investigated. “It happened quite quietly, actually,” Conroy said, adding that employees were allowed back into the building a few hours later. State police were preparing photographs of the two packages for agency mailrooms so they can open Friday, and will provide steps workers should take if they find something, spokesman Greg Shipley said. The FBI’s joint terrorism task force was assisting in the investigation. A U.S. Homeland Security Department official said the department was aware of the incidents and monitoring them.
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By Holiday Mathis Stay strong. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You’ll be in a position to entertain. People will feel comfortable around you because you are comfortable. So if you’re feeling stressed, change the game. Make yourself comfortable first. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Where there is a lack of community, you bring people together. The best part is, you don’t have to make a huge effort to do so. Your smile sets a tone. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). It won’t help you to execute the same actions as another person. Your success will happen because of actions that are unique to you. Use your instinct. Feel your way through. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). One of your experiments will bring the desired result. This doesn’t happen every day, and because of the win, you feel empowered, confident and larger than life. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You can use the same lines as someone else and get a completely different reaction. This is because it’s not about what you say or even what you do. It’s about who you are. TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Jan. 7). You become increasingly well-rounded this year as you add interesting new friends and activities to your life. A warmhearted someone opens personal and professional doors for you. February brings memorable encounters and loving exchanges. April features an unexpected gift. August brings a windfall. Scorpio and Gemini people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 6, 2, 31, 26 and 45.
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ARIES (March 21-April 19). Tardiness puts you in a position of power, but it’s a power that doesn’t reflect well on you. That’s why you hate to be late. Being on time requires an extra effort this afternoon. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You might feel overlooked, but there is a simple remedy to get things back in balance. Acknowledge yourself for all of the things you do right in a day. If you take yourself for granted, others will take you for granted, too. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Some crucial bit of self-care has dropped by the wayside lately, and it’s time to get back on track. You expect much of yourself, and in order to deliver on those expectations, you must be in tiptop shape. Take care! CANCER (June 22-July 22). You’ll get good news about money, though it’s not a free ride. There are stipulations and there is action to take in order to make this deal work out. It will all be worth it, though. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You will encounter a temporary obstacle. You could try to jump the hurdle, and you might succeed. If instead you wait it out for a day, the obstruction will get up and walk off the road all by itself. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Either metaphorically or actually, your gas tank is on empty. Instead of running on fumes to see how far you’ll get, refuel. And in the future, make the halfway mark your new “empty.” LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Something is holding you back from completing your next move. This is a blessing in disguise. All things will unfold in due time. Ready yourself in other ways.
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––––––– ALMANAC ––––––– Today is Friday, Jan. 7, the seventh day of 2011. There are 358 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 7, 1789, the first U.S. presidential election was held. Americans voted for electors who, a month later, chose George Washington to be the nation’s first president. On this date: In 1608, an accidental fire devastated the Jamestown settlement in the Virginia Colony. In 1610, astronomer Galileo Galilei began observing three of Jupiter’s moons; he spotted a fourth moon almost a week later. In 1800, the 13th president of the United States, Millard Fillmore, was born in Summerhill, N.Y. In 1894, one of the earliest motion picture experiments took place at the Thomas Edison studio in West Orange, N.J., as Fred Ott was filmed taking a pinch of snuff and sneezing. In 1927, commercial transatlantic telephone service was inaugurated between New York and London. In 1949, George C. Marshall resigned as U.S. Secretary of State; President Harry S. Truman chose Dean Acheson to succeed him. In 1972, Lewis F. Powell, Jr. and William H. Rehnquist were sworn in as the 99th and 100th members of the U.S. Supreme Court. In 1979, Vietnamese forces captured the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh, overthrowing the Khmer Rouge government. In 1989, Emperor Hirohito of Japan died in Tokyo at age 87; he was succeeded by his son, Crown Prince Akihito. One year ago: A worker for a transformermaking company in St. Louis showed up at the plant and opened fire, killing three people and wounding five before killing himself. Thousands of Egyptian Christians went on a rampage a day after six members of their community were gunned down as they left midnight Mass for Coptic Christians in the southern Egyptian town of Nag Hamadi. Today’s Birthdays: Author William Peter Blatty is 83. Country singer Jack Greene is 81. Pop musician Paul Revere is 73. Singer Kenny Loggins is 63. Singer-songwriter Marshall Chapman is 62. Actress Erin Gray is 61. Actor David Caruso is 55. “CBS Evening News” anchor Katie Couric is 54. Country singer David Lee Murphy is 52. Rock musician Kathy Valentine is 52. Actor David Marciano is 51. Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., is 50. Actress Hallie Todd is 49. Actor Nicolas Cage is 47. Singer-songwriter John Ondrasik is 46. Actor Doug E. Doug is 41. Actor Kevin Rahm is 40. Actor Jeremy Renner is 40. Country singer-musician John Rich is 37. Actor Dustin Diamond is 34. Actor Robert Ri’chard is 28. Actor Liam Aiken is 21. Actress Camryn Grimes is 21. Actor Max Morrow is 20.
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CALENDAR TODAY’S EVENTS 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 645-9518. Affordable Health Care at Laconia Family Planning and Prenatal. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 121 Belmont Road (Rte. 106 South). 524-5453. GYN and reproductive services. STD/HIV testing. Sliding fee scale. Indoor climbing wall drop-in time at Meredith Community Center. 6 to 8 p.m. Climb Mt. Meredith, a 24-ft. indoor climbing wall. $1 per person. Please pay at the front desk. Tot Time at the Meredith Public Library. 9:30 to 10:20 a.m. Stories , songs, crafts and fun for toddlers 1-3. Signup is helpful.
SATURDAY, JANUARY, 8 Free Ward Bird dinner-dance at the Moultonborough Lions Club. Complete Italian buffet served from 5 to 7 p.m. and a performance by the Crunchy Western Boys from 6 to 9. BYOB. $15 per person with all proceeds going to support the Free Ward Bird effort. Tickets available at Yikes! Gallery in Center Harbor while the supply lasts. To reserve tickets call Joanne Coppinger at 986-3271 or e-mail coppinger@ roadrunner.com. Seating is limited. American Red Cross Blood Drive at the Tanger Outlet Center in Tilton. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the bloodmobile. Al-Anon Meeting at the Lakes Region General Hospital in Laconia. 8 to 9:15 p.m. each Saturday in the first-floor conference room. Al-Anon offers hope and help to families of alcoholics. No dues or fees. All are welcome. Call 645-9518. Open Door Dinners offer free weekly meal in Tilton. 4:30 to 6 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Drop in Craft Time at the Meredith Public Library. 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. All kinds of fun crafts to create. Open to all ages with no sign-up required.
SUNDAY, JANUARY 9 A celebration of the Epiphany featuring musicians and singers from local churches. 7 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Gilford. Church’s represented include the Gilford Community Church, St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Congregational Church of Laconia, the Gilmanton Community Church, the Unitarian-Universalist Society and the host church.
Auditions for NH Gay Men’s Chorus spring series to be held in Manchester MANCHESTER — The New Hampshire Gay Men’s Chorus will hold auditions for their Spring 2011 concert series at Brookside Congregational Church in the Manning House at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 11, 18, and 25. All gay and gay friendly men age 18 years or older are invited to join. For further information, visit www.NHGMC.com.
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Dear Annie: I’m a 17-year-old high-school senior and homosexual. So far, only my closest friends know, but of course, that’s not going to last long. I’m wondering whether I should tell my track team now or wait until they ask about it. All of the guys are my friends, and we are really close, but I’m worried that when they find out, they will distance themselves from me. My closest friend tells me I shouldn’t bring it up unless they do. The problem is, I’ve already been asked awkward questions and put in difficult situations where I’ve lied to avoid having them find out. I know I could try to postpone it until graduation, but that’s a long time from now, and track practice continues the entire year. Annie, I have no idea what to do, and I trust your opinion. Please help. -- Not Sure Dear Not Sure: Your track team may already suspect that you are gay. You do not need to make an announcement, but if they ask specific questions, you might feel better if you tell the truth. There may be some initial fallout, but if they truly are your friends, they will come around. It will help to have the support of the coach and a school policy that encourages acceptance. However, if you believe the team members will make your life difficult, it is OK to wait until after graduation. There is no right or wrong decision here. You should do what makes you most comfortable. We hope you have confided in your parents, and we also suggest you contact PFLAG (pflag.org) for specific suggestions and support. Dear Annie: Now that the holidays are over, I have a gripe. I’ve been dating “Jack” for several years, and he still spends a portion of the holidays with his ex-wife and grown children at his ex’s home. Jack was divorced before I met him, but his children still expect him to come alone to these family gatherings. When I tell
him I’m unhappy about this arrangement, he says he’s doing it to make the kids happy. I feel left out. I also worry that there may be unresolved feelings between Jack and his ex-wife. Do you think I am wasting my time with Jack? We have the same argument every year at holiday time, and I’m beginning to think things will never change. -- Confused Dear Confused: It would be nice if the children wanted Dad’s girlfriend included in these family gatherings, but they do not. You can keep arguing with him every year, or you can take the classy approach and tell him to have a nice time with his children while you make your own plans elsewhere. If you suspect he is still interested in getting back together with his ex, however, that is a different issue and should be openly discussed. Dear Annie: I have a better response to “Losing it in Canada,” whose children chew with their mouths open. The next time the kids start smacking when they chew, the parents should announce, “We have told you both repeatedly that is rude and unacceptable behavior. Since you cannot chew with your mouths closed, we will give you foods that don’t require chewing.” Then promptly replace their solid food with a bowl of soup -- preferably one that is nutritious but not appealing. Do this consistently each time for a week. Then return them to solid foods for dinner, but let them know that at the first smacking, it’s back to the soup routine. The kids will be chewing with their mouths closed in no time. -- Been There, Done That Dear Been There: Your method may be effective, but it is also rather harsh. Punishments with severe ultimatums often escalate beyond what was originally intended. We wonder what happens if they slurp their soup.
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GILFORD-LACONIA Efficiency for rent. Includes all utilities, cable, WiFi, furnished. Rent $140/week or $500/ month. 528-8030
LACONIA- Heat, Hot Water,& Electric Included.1 Bedroom $750/Mo. Call 267-8023 GC Enterprises Property Management.
GILFORD: 3 bedroom apt, 2 bedroom apt., one bedroom cottage available including electricity, hotwater from $150/week, heat negotiable, pets considered. Security + references. 556-7098 or 832-3334.
Laconia-Large 3-bedroom 1st floor apartment. $1000/Month. 1 month security deposit required/1 year lease. Available now. 603-524-3759
GILMANTON: 2-bedroom, 1-bath house, in private lake community. Bring your ATV, snowmobile & boat. Easy commute to Concord and Laconia. $1,100/month, Includes utilities. 603-267-8970. Laconia 1 Bedroom- Washer/dryer hookup, storage, no pets. Security Deposit & references. $600/mo. + utilities. 520-4353 LACONIA Awesome 1 bedroom includes heat, hot water, garage, on-site laundry, $725/mo. No pets, 455-0874. Laconia Efficiency: On quiet dead-end street, $450/month. All utilities included, Call 527-8363. No pets. LACONIA In-town, 2-Bedroom, finished basement. $750 plus utilities, first and security. No smoking, available now. 528-2292 Laconia one bedroom: On quiet dead-end street, $650/month. All utilities included, Call 527-8363. No pets.
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DOLLAR-A-DAY: PRIVATE PARTY ADS ONLY (FOR SALE, LOST, AUTOS, ETC.), MUST RUN TEN CONSECUTIVE DAYS, 15 WORDS MAX. ADDITIONAL WORDS 10¢ EACH PER DAY. REGULAR RATE: $2 A DAY; 10¢ PER WORD PER DAY OVER 15 WORDS. PREMIUMS: FIRST WORD CAPS NO CHARGE. ADDITIONAL BOLD, CAPS AND 9PT TYPE 10¢ PER WORD PER DAY. CENTERED WORDS 10¢ (2 WORD MINIMUM) TYPOS: CHECK YOUR AD THE FIRST DAY OF PUBLICATION. SORRY, WE WILL NOT ISSUE CREDIT AFTER AN AD HAS RUN ONCE. DEADLINES: NOON TWO BUSINESS DAYS PRIOR THE DAY OF PUBLICATION. PAYMENT: ALL PRIVATE PARTY ADS MUST BE PRE-PAID. WE ACCEPT CHECKS, VISA AND MASTERCARD CREDIT CARDS AND OF COURSE CASH. THERE IS A $10 MINIMUM ORDER FOR CREDIT CARDS. CORRESPONDENCE: TO PLACE YOUR AD CALL OUR OFFICES 9 A.M. TO 5 P.M., MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY, 527-9299; SEND A CHECK OR MONEY ORDER WITH AD COPY TO THE LACONIA DAILY SUN,65 WATER STREET, LACONIA, NH 03246 OR STOP IN AT OUR OFFICES ON 65 WATER STREET IN LACONIA. OTHER RATES: FOR INFORMATION ABOUT CLASSIFIED DISPLAY ADS CALL 527-9299.
LACONIA Prime 2 bedroom apt on Gale Ave. Walk to town and beaches. Carpeting, just repainted, private entrance, Garage. $900/ mo. includes heat and hot water. 524-3892.
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1991 Honda Civic DX Hatchback: Red, automatic, good drive train, will run with new fuel lines. Good car to run or for parts. $400/best offer. 393-7786.
CASH paid for unwanted or junk cars and trucks. Same day service possible. 603-231-2859.
2000 Subaru Outback AWD, 4 cylinder standard, excellent condition, new parts, 158K, snows. $4,100. 527-0194.
Top Dollar Paid- $150 and up for unwanted & junk vehiclies. Call 934-4813
2006 Hyundai Elantra 48,000 miles. Great condition, $6900. Call Don 998-6041.
2007 Toyota Tundra, dbl. cab, SR5, 65K miles, maroon with black interior $17,500/ bro. 455-8987.
CHILD CARE in my home. Laconia/ Belmont/ Gilmanton. 20+ years experience. One opening. 2 meals, snacks & crafts. Linda 524-8761.
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Appliances Maytag Washer & Dryer $150 or best offer. 520-5892
1995 Ford Taurus GL 205K, no rust, new parts $850. Driven daily. Mark 832-3994.
89 Dodge Raider 4x4. Loaded, many new parts. Ski Box, bike rack & comlete parts vehicle. $3,500. 603-253-9581 ABLE to pay cash, cars average $250, trucks full-size 4x4, $300, truck batteries $6 each, alloy $7 each, in Epping we have scale, $1/ lb. for coded Copper wire, $2.65/ lb. for copper pipe. (603)502-6438 BUYING junk cars and trucks ME & NH. Call for price. Martin Towing. (603)305-4504. CASH FOR junk cars & trucks.
Top Dollar Paid. Available 7 days a week. 630-3606
01 Subaru Limited Outback Wagon. Automatic, loaded, heated seats, winter package, dual sun roof. Great condition, 127K, $5,500/obo. 630-1950
For Rent $500 OFF FIRST MONTH!S RENT at Mountain View apts. 2-bedroom apartment, $700 + utilities; 2-bedroom townhouse, 1.5 bath, large deck, $775 + utilities; 3-Bedroom townhouse, 1.5 bath, large deck $850 + utilities. Quiet location with laundry and playgrounds. Integrity Realty, Inc. 524-7185.
1-2-3 Bedroom Apartments available in convenient Lakeport location. All include heat and hot water. On-site laundry, parking. Section 8 accepted. Rents starting at $625. For application, call
524-1341. ALTON/GILFORD Town Line: 2-Bedroom house, $200/week +utilities; Studio, $200/week, includes utilities, cable/internet.. Lake/Beach access. 365-0799. APARTMENTS, mobile homes. If you need a rental at a fair price, call DRM Corp. Over 40 years in rentals, 524-0348 or visit M-W-F, 12-5, at 373 Court Street, Laconia.
For Rent BELMONT Heat/Hot Water Included • 1 bedroom, second floor,
washer/dryer hook-up. $175 per week. • 1-bedroom 3rd floor apt. $175 per week. Small Animals considered. Security required. Section 8 accepted.
LACONIA Second floor 2BR 1 bath, heat and hot water incl, no pets, no smokers. $895 a month, sec dep and refs required. 875-2292
LACONIA WATER VIEW Efficiency first floor, with private entrance, quiet area in good location, $650/month includes utilities.
Security Deposit and References Required,
998-4728 BELMONT, NH - $699.00 a month. 2 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath, W&D hookup, single wide mobile home with yard for rent. Close to school. Call Fairlane Homes at 800-325-5566 for more information. BRIDGEWATER/PLYMOUTH: 3 miles to 93, fantastic views, very private, family atmosphere. 2-bedroom home. Available for long-term rental. No smoking/ pets. $850/month +utilities. 253-8438. CUTE 1-bedroom remodeled apartment in Tilton. 1/2 month rent free! Heat/Hot Water included. $660/Month. 603-393-9693 or 916-214-7733 GILFORD 5 rooms, 2 bedrooms, 1-1/2 baths, attached one car garage, excellent condition, $1200/ month plus utilities, contact Debbie at Roche Realty 603-279-7046 or 603-520-7769.
LACONIA- 1 Bedroom starting at $600/Month. No Pets Please. Call 267-8023 GC Enterprises Property Management. LACONIA-DUPLEX 3 bedroom 1/1/2 bath, washer/dryer hookups, garage. $950/month, heat included. References & security deposit. No pets or smokers. 524-7419
LACONIA-LARGE 1 bedroom apartment. $700/Month, newly painted, utilities not included. Available now. References & security deposit required, 1 year lease. Off-street parking. 914-826-4591 603-524-3759 LACONIA: 2 bedroom, heat included with private parking, storage, laundry area, snow removal, refrigerator and stove. $885/mo. Avail. Jan. 15. Sec. & credit check required. No pets. 603-267-6114 LACONIA: 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom in duplex building, 1st & 2nd floors plus access to attic and basement with laundry hook-ups, $1,000/month plus utilities, 524-1234. LACONIA: 1 bedroom, 2nd floor, $195/week including heat, electric & hot water. 524-1234. LACONIA: 1 bedroom, 2nd floor, renovated kitchen & bathroom, access to attic for storage & basement with laundry hookups, $185/week including heat, electric & hot water. 524-1234. LACONIA: 1-bedroom apartments in clean, quiet, secure downtown building. Very nice and completely renovated. $175/week, includes heat, hot water and electricity. 524-3892. LACONIA: 26 Dartmouth St. 1/2 of a Duplex; 7 Rooms, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath. Walkout Basement w/Laundry Hookups. Very clean, hardwood floors, private off street parking for 2 cars. Convenient to library, churches, downtown, Opechee Park & schools. Available immediately non-smoking. $1,000/month plus utilities. Owner/broker 396-4163 LACONIA: 3 bedroom, 2nd floor. Separate entrance, coin-op laundry in basement. $265/week including heat, electric & hot water. 524-1234. LACONIA: Close to downtown, 5 room 2-Bedroom, 1.5 baths, first floor, includes heat, 2-car parking, snow removal, landscaping, deck, washer/dryer. $210/week. 4-week security deposit, four week in advance, references and credit check a must. No pets. Leave message for Bob, 781-283-0783 LACONIA: Gilbert Apartments. Efficiency, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments available. 524-4428. LACONIA: Small 3 bedroom, $200/ week, includes heat/hot water, references and deposit. No Pets. 524-9665.
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For Rent LACONIA: S tudio, $135/week & 1-Bedroom, $155/week, heat & HW included. 2-Bedroom, $185/week or $750/month, utilities included. No dogs. 496-8667 or 545-9510. Lakeport-Lake view 4 room-2 bedroom 1 bath. Includes snow removal, trash removal & landscaping, 2-car off-street parking, washer/dryer, partial heat. No pets. $200/week. References & credit check a must. 1st week in advance & 4 week security deposit. Leave message for Bob. 781-283-0783. MEREDITH-In-Town Efficiency apartment. 1-bedroom, 1-bath. Kitchen, large living room with dryer. Quiet location, no pets/no smokers $800/Month + utilities. Rick (781) 389-2355 MEREDITH: 2 and 3-bedroom mobile homes, $725-$800 +utilities, security deposit required, no dogs, 279-5846. MEREDITH: 2-Bedroom House, 3/4 bath, washer/dryer hookup, oil FHW. $900/month. 279-8247, Jim. MEREDITH: Cozy studio near downtown, hardwood floors, storage, heat, hot water included. No pets, non-smoker. References, security required. $500/month. 455-4075. MEREDITH: In-town 1-bedroom, includes heat, $600/month. Parking w/plowing. No Smoking. No pets. Security deposit. 387-8356. MEREDITH: Large 2 Bedroom second floor. Main St, newly painted, off-street parking, no pets/smoking. First month and security, references required. $795 + heat/utilities. 603-630-2381. NEW Hampton - stunning quality! Immaculate 2+bedroom/ 2 bath exclusive Condo. $1195/ mo. Astonishing open stairwell extending up to the 3rd floor lighted by the skylight in the cathedral ceiling. Brazilian wood floors, W/D hook up. Less than 3 minutes from I-93. Call today 603-744-3551. NEFH...Come on Home!!
NORTHFIELD Are you tired of living in run down, dirty housing, then call us we have the absolute best, spotlessly clean and everything works. We include heat & hot water and all appliances, Townhouses & apartments, in Northfield one block from I-93 Call 630-3700 for affordable Clean living. NORTHFIELD: 2 bedroom, 1st floor, includes basement. $225/week including heat, electric & hot water, 524-1234. NORTHFIELD: 1 bedroom, 1st floor, separate entrance, coin-op laundry in basement. $195/week including heat, electric & hot water. 524-1234. SPACIOUS 1-bedroom apartment, walking distance to LRGH. Heat/Hot Water, Washer/dryer hook-up, Private parking. NO SMOKERS/PETS. References/Security deposit. $750/month. 279-1080 leave message.
MEREDITH Great Location! 31 Foundry Ave. Off Route 104
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$750/Month + Utilities 279-0142 (Business) 677-2298 (Cell)
For Sale BELMONT- 2 Bedroom Manufac tured Home on 1/2 Acre. Town water & sewer newly renovated and energy efficient. Nice location. For Lease -$1,000/Month, for sale call for details. 267-8023 GC Enterprises Property Management CRAFTSMAN Snowblower: 9hp, electric start, excellent condition, asking $325. 603-293-4129, DELL laptop $150. Sony surround receiver $35. Desktop computer $75. Boston- Acoustics or Klipsch mini-speakers $50/set, small Sony TV $25. 524-6815 DRY firewood, all hardwood, cut and split 16” to 18” last winter, $265/ cord, $150/ half cord. John Peverly 528-2803 no calls after 8 pm please. FIREPLACE Mantle- 4ft. wide X 3ft. 4 inches high with 2-propane inserts, new. $225. 781-248-2553 FIREWOOD HARDWOOD-Easy, self-serve, oversized 1/8 cords/$25. 18 Arlene Dr. Belmont Off Union Road 1 mile from Piches Look for Red & Yellow Hodgman Quality Hip Waders. Size 9 Cushion insoles, fully guaranteed. New in box, never worn. $25. 677-6528 BED Orthopedic 10” thick pillowtop mattress & box, new in plastic cost $950, sell Queen $285, Full $260, King $395. 431-0999 BEDROOM set brand new 6 pce solid cherry Sleigh bed, all dovetail sacrifice $750. 427-2001
HOT tub Mp3/ ipod dock, speakers, led lights, 5/6 person. All options with cover. New in wrapper. Cost $8200, sell $4200. Will deliver 235-5218.
For Rent-Commercial MEREDITH Office/Studio Space: 3 rooms, 1,000+ sq.ft., heated, close to town and docks. Non-smoking, $625/month. 603-279-7887 or 781-862-0123, cell. LEASE retail/office space, 1500+ sq. ft. excellent visibility, plenty of signage., 516 Union Ave. Laconia,
KITCHEN cabinets solid Maple with glazing never installed/ dovetail. Cost $7000, sell $1650. 235-1695. Power Wheels- Ford F150 Pickup truck. $100 or best offer. Excellent condition. 524-6455
Land BELMONT: 3 acre building lot in vicinity of high school, 100% dry land, driveway already roughed in, great gravel soils for building, $54,900. Owner/broker, 524-1234.
Furniture BEAUTIFUL, Queen Luxury Support Pillowtop Mattress Set. New in plastic. Cost $1095, Sell $249. Can deliver. 603-305-9763 GIRL!S Bedroom set. 4 poster doublebed with canopy hardware, dresser, bureau, mirror, all in white. $500/ obo. 520-2477 or 293-8155. Jeff's Discount Furniture and Bedding needs room for 2011 mdse. Shop and save BIG during our Inventory Blow-Out Sale! HUGE SAVINGS on Futons, Mattresses, Dining Rm. Adult & Youth Bedroom sets, etc. SAVE!! at Jeff's Discount Furniture and Bedding! Rte 3, Laconia, NH (across from Funspot) 603-366-4000. SLEEP sofa/ loveseat, solid oak coffee table and 2 end tables. $250 obo. 508-254-6202 or 293-8116
MAUI TANNING AND OASIS DAY SPA is looking for a full/part time esthetician to join our fun and friendly team. We have a beautiful brand new facility that is clean, well stocked and ready for you to provide clients with exceptional service.. Flexible hours are important to us, and weekends are a must. Great earnings potential!
Apply in person at 385 Union Avenue, Laconia
Seeking highly motivated people to join my Pampered Chef team. High earning potential! Call 496-0762.
Services All Trades Landscaping Construction • Irrigation Excavation • Maintenance Spring and Fall • Clean up's. Free estimates and fully insured
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LOOKING for female roommate to share nice 2 level, 2 bedroom apt in Belmont. Deck, shed, laundry on premises. No smoking/pets. $115/wk includes everything, 603-393-5998
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SEEKING female roommate for Pleasant St. apartment. $450/month. Heat/Hot Water included. Call for details: 566-3831 WEIRS Beach Area: To share house, $500/month, everything included. Beach rights. 393-6793.
Janitor/Building Maintenance 4 week temporary position. P/T, 25 hrs. per week cleaning office bldg, providing light maintenance and coordinating service vendors for facility needs. Flexible hours. Must be reliable and have high level of job performance. Laconia location. Call 524-8444, ext. 301, for additional information or to set up an interview.
TRUNDLE bed set with mattresses. Excellent condition, little used. $200/ obo. 520-2477 or 293-8155.
Submit resume to HR, Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice, 780 North Main Street, Laconia, NH 03246, FAX to 603-524-8217, e-mail email@example.com. Visit our web site at chhnh.org. EOE
Free T&B Appliance Removal. Appliances & AC’s removed free of charge if outside. No TV’s Please call (603)986-5506.
Heavy Equipment BEAUREGARD Equipment case Kobelco sales New Year special. 1998 Case Super L Backhoe mint condition, 1 owner, low hrs, 4wd, hyd. thumb ride control. Priced under $30K. Excavator specials. Call Leo Blais, Sales Rep (603)848-4919.
Help Wanted Executive Housekeeper Would you jump at the opportunity to manage your own department?! Fireside Inn & Suites at Lake Winnipesaukee in Gilford, NH is looking for someone to manage our housekeeping department.!The job includes supervising a staff of 8 to 15, scheduling, finding, hiring and training new people, counseling and disciplining staff, inspecting rooms to make sure they are spotless, ordering supplies and generally managing the department.! We are looking for someone who will make us their home for the next 20 or 30 years.! We offer excellent pay and first-rate benefits including, paid vacations, health insurance, bonuses, profit sharing, 401(k), and more.! This is a year round job,!and you must be available weekends.! Pay will depend on your skills and experience.! Apply in person and bring your resume, Monday thru Friday, 9AM to 5PM. Fireside Inn & Suites at Lake Winnipesaukee 17 Harris Shore Road Gilford, NH! 03784 EXPERIENCED Waitstaff: Nights, Please apply in person, CJ Avery!s, Lakeport. FULL-TIME Sales Position: Work with the Lakes Region’s newest up and coming used car dealership. Must be willing to work weekends. Experienced only. Email resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
SUMMIT RESORT Now Hiring
Part-time Housekeeping STUDDED snows, like new, P215/60R-16 $25 each, metal desk 5x2 $25, free cage
Help Wanted HOCKEY TEAM VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!!! The Laconia Leafs JR Hockey team is searching for qualified volunteers. Experience not needed, but an understanding & love for hockey helpful. Positions Available: game videographer (no equipment necessary), game ticket taker. All games are a 3 hour period, approx. 8 games remaining in 2011 season at Laconia Ice Arena. For More info contact: Coach Will Fay #581-7008
PRICE REDUCED 14,000 sf. retail/commercial building on 2.5 acres for sale or lease; Corner location; Ample parking, access & visibility on Rte 11, across from airport. MOVE YOUR BUSINESS HERE! Call (603) 430-4000
TILTON- 3 Bedroom house, 2-car garage; near Exit 20. $1,500/Month + utilities & security. 626-5000
Marco Island, FL: Waterfront condo, sleeps 4, $600/week 1-month, $500/week - 2-months. Call 393-7077.
Saturdays a Must! Please apply in person. 177 Mentor Ave., Laconia.
Instruction KARATE Adult and Children's Karate (Ages 4+) classes held in Laconia, Gilford, Meredith and Moultonborough.Improves balance, coordination, focus, strength and flexibility. 524-4780. New Hampshire Aikido -Tuesday and Thursday evenings at the Barn, Wadliegh Rd. Sanbornton. 998-1419
TAI CHI Experience the gentle art of Tai Chi. Improves balance, joint health, coordination, bone density, blood pressure, strength and flexibility. Ongoing classes held in Laconia, Gilford, Meredith and Moultonborough. All ages welcome. 524-4780
Home Care: at the Very Heart of Healthcare….. Enjoy job flexibility, set your own hours, provide care to one patient at a time, work flexible days and hours. RN Case Manager: Full time, benefited position. Responsible for nursing needs of home care clients, overseeing plan of care and coordinating care provided by other staff members. Provide clinical care, promote referrals to other disciplines, teach/counsel patient and family. Min. 1 year exp., IV skills preferred; computer literacy required. Valid NH nursing license, NH driver’s license and reliable transportation required. Benefits include mileage reimbursement, tuition assistance and 403(b) retirement plan. Submit resume to HR, Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice, 780 North Main Street, Laconia, NH 03246, FAX to 603-524-8217, e-mail email@example.com. Visit our web site at chhnh.org. EOE
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NH Farm & Forest Expo to collect non-perishable food at event in Manchester CONCORD — The 2011 NH Farm & Forest Expo will collect non-perishable food items at its annual event to be held at Manchester’s Radisson Hotel on Friday, February 4 and Saturday, February 5. Attendees will save $1 off the $7 admission fee by bringing two nonperishable food items, which will be donated to the NH Food Bank. “Last year, attendees donated over 600 items,” stated organization chair A.J. Dupere. “We encourage our 2011
attendees to continue this tradition and support the NH Food Bank as they continue their most important work reducing hunger across the state of New Hampshire.” Suggested non-perishable food items include boxes of pasta and breakfast cereal; cans of fruit, vegetables, and soup; and containers of peanut butter. Food Bank representatives will be on hand during the Expo to educate the public on the statewide services they provide.
Admission to the Expo Floor with commercial and educational exhibitors is $7 for adults ($6 with 2 nonperishable food items). Children age 15 and under will be admitted free of charge. The NH Farm & Forest Expo provides information and education on all aspects of agriculture and forestry.
The event is presented by the University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension, the NH Division of Forests & Lands, and the NH Department of Agriculture, Markets & Food. For more information, call 271-3788 or visit www.nhfarmandforestexpo. org.
LRCC Food Drive a success
HANDYMAN SERVICES Small Jobs Are My Speciality
Rick Drouin 520-5642 or 744-6277
M.A. SMITH ELECTRIC: Quality work for any size electrical job. Licensed-Insured, Free estimates/ 603-455-5607 THE Hungry Painter: Roof Shoveling, Painting, small tree work, dump runs, odd jobs, drywall repairs. 455-6296.
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TIM!S Quality Painting: “Affordable, professional painting.” Floors, repairs, wallpaper removal. Insured, references, free estimates. 603-455-5626.
MAINTENANCE POSITION Here we grow again! Locally owned and operated property management company in search of a motivated, reliable and experienced maintenance technician for the Lakes Region area. Previous experience with all building trades required. Must have clean driving record and pass criminal background check. This position is full-time with some OT required. We offer an excellent benefit package and a great working environment.
Please stop by 201 Loudon Road, Concord to complete an application or submit resume via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org No phone calls please.
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Yard Sale GARAGE Sale: Friday, Saturday & Sunday, 9am-3pm, Jenness Hill Road, Meredith, follow signs. Selling misc. items, shop tools, power tools, small bandsaw, chopsaw, propane heater, some fishing stuff. INDOOR Yard Sale-26 Daniel Webster Highway/Route 3, Sanbornton, next to Appletree Nursery. Friday to Sunday, 9:00-4:00.
Students from Lakes Region Community College (LRCC) recently donated more than 200 pounds of food to benefit St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry. “We expect to collect even more,” said Ainsley Miller, pictured (left to right) with Craig Lawler, Rob Lavallee, Ashley Heath, and Desirae Vaillancourt. LRCC has also started a Warm Clothing Drive and will accept donations of gently used outerwear in children and adult sizes as well as gloves, hats, and other warm clothing, through January. (Courtesy photo)
2 candidates for N.H. GOP chief will be in Laconia Wednesday night LACONIA — The two people seeking to succeed retiring former Governor John H. Sununu as chairman of the New Hampshire Republican Party will address the Belknap County GOP Committee on Wednesday, Jan. 12. Party faithful will also elect new officers to serve two-year terms. Rep. Frank Tilton of Laconia has been the Belknap County Republican chairman for the past five years. The committee meeting will be held at the Shang Hai Restaurant on South Main Street, beginning at 6:30 p.m. As always, an optional buffet dinner will be offered starting at 5:30. All local Republican and undeclared voters are
welcome to attend. Sununu has announced that his run as party chair will end at the state GOP convention on January 22. The two announced candidates to replace him are Dover businessman and tea party activist Jack Kimball and Cheshire County (Keene) Republican Chair Juliana Bergeron. Kimball was also a candidate for governor in 2010 but was defeated in the GOP primary by John Stephen. He has been endorsed by N.H. House Speaker Bill O’Brien. Bergeron has been endorsed by Sununu.
CENTER BARNSTEAD — John Stephen will be the guest speaker at the Barnstead-Alton Republican Committee (BARC) meeting to be held at J.J. Goodwin’s Restaurant at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 11. Last year’s GOP nominee for Governor and former HHS Commissioner, Stephen will talk about the state budget,
the process that will take place over the next few months to balance it, and the role Republican State Representatives and Senators play in the process. Anyone interested in socializing or having dinner before the meeting may arrive as early as 5:30 p.m. For more information, e-mail Barnstead.Alton. RepubComm@gmail.com.
John Stephen to be guest speaker at Barnstead-Alton Republican meeting
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Anita B. Morin, 91
LACONIA — Anita B. Morin, 91, of 78 Pine Street, died at the Lakes Region General Hospital on Wednesday, January 5, 2011. She was the widow of Bertrand Morin who died in 1995. Mrs. Morin was born March 22, 1919 in Laconia, the daughter of the late Joseph and Georgiana (Fecteau) Bissonnette. She was a lifelong resident of Laconia and had been employed at Scott & Williams for thirty-one years, retiring in 1984. Mrs. Morin was a communicant of Sacred Heart Church where she had been a member and past vice president of the Ladies of Sacred Heart since 1946. She was a member of the l’Association Canado Americaine and was a member of the St. Jean de Baptiste Society. She was also a member of the Friendship Club. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, George F. and Carol Morin, of Laconia; two daughters and sonsin-law, Rachel A. and Scott Gray, of The Villages, Florida and Claire D. and Robert Dachowski, Sr. of Hooksett; a sister, Sr. Doris Bissonnette of Marlborough, Massachusetts; five grandchildren, Katherine Gray, Susan Webb, Rob & Jeff Dachowski, and Jennifer Morin; eight greatgrandchildren; and one great-greatgrandchild. She is also survived by
several nephews, nieces, and cousins. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Morin was predeceased by her six siblings, Omer Bissonnette, George ‘Bud” Bissonnette, Ralph “Curly” Bissonnette, Roland Bissonnette, Yvonne Beaule, and Irene Curry. Calling hours will be held from 2:00-5:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 9, 2011 at the Wilkinson-BeaneSimoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. using the Carriage House entrance. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, January 10, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Andre Bessette Parish, Sacred Heart Church, 291 Union Avenue, Laconia, N.H. Entombment will follow in the Sacred Heart Cemetery Chapel, Garfield Street, Laconia to await spring burial in the family lot. For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the Bert and Anita Morin Family Scholarship Fund c/o Lakes Region Scholarship Foundation, P.O. Box 7312, Gilford, N.H. 03247-7312. Wilkinson-Beane-SimoneauPaquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. is assisting the family of Anita. For more information and to view an online memorial please visit www.wilkinsonbeane.com.
Laconia Kiwanis leaders attend Annual New England District training conference
LACONIA — The Kiwanis Club of Laconia was represented by President Mike Marsh and Vice President Roger Landry at the Annual New England District of Kiwanis Fall Training Conference held at the North Conway Grand Hotel at Settler’s Green. Members from all six New England states and Bermuda were in attendance. In addition to educational seminars, exhibits, and leadership training, the conference informed local clubs of community service projects that support the children of New England District and beyond.
New England District of Kiwanis is part of the global Kiwanis family that boasts a membership of more than 586,000 individuals in nearly 16,000 clubs in more than 70 countries. Kiwanis Club members undertake nearly 150,000 service projects each year, contributing more than $107 million dollars and over 18 million volunteer service hours in its mission to “changing the world one child and one community at a time.” For more information on Kiwanis New England, call (508) 875-4724 or visit www.newenglandkiwanis.org.
Lakes Region Community College spring semester to begin January 18 LACONIA — The spring semester at Lakes Region Community College (LRCC) is scheduled to begin Tuesday, January 18. More than 380 courses and workshops in 33 major areas of study will be available to 1500+ students during the day and evening. Hybrid (half in-class, half online) and 100 percent online formats will be offered. “Over the past five years, LRCC enrollments have increased by 35 percent,” according to LRCC Vice President Tom Goulette. “I expect that the Laconia College will continue to grow as affordability and relevance continue as key ingredients for today’s students.” New for LRCC’s spring semester are Massage Therapy and Human Services Developmental Disabilities Certificate options. “College personnel are finding areas of need where quality employment options may be pursued,”continued Goulette. “Employment numbers in Massage Therapy in New Hampshire are expected to grow 30 percent in the coming decade. The new Develop-
mental Disabilities Certificate, created with the assistance of Lakes Region Community Services and the Institute of Disability at the University of New Hampshire, will ensure a qualified workforce to meet current and expanding needs for well-trained employees in the field.” Also beginning this semester is a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Program and expansion of Energy Services training as a result of LRCC’s new $225,000 Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) Grant. “GIS is yet another area where employment is expected to multiply,” said Goulette. “The new RGGI Grant, received in a partnership with the Department of Economic Development and RGGI, will allow LRCC to continue to expand their leadership role in statewide training of energy efficiency certified professionals.” Applications will be accepted through the week of January 18. Financial aid is available. For additional information, visit the LRCC campus or call Admissions Director Wayne Fraser at 524-3207.
LAKES REGION — Laconia Academy, the adult evening high school diploma program, will offer Pre-Nursing courses beginning the week of January 18. Chemistry with a Lab, Algebra I, and Human Biology with a Lab will start January 18 — 21, 2011. All are required courses for anyone desiring to enter a nursing program. It is also recommended that future nurses who have been out of high school for six years or more take a refresher course in these subjects. There is a shortage of nurses in New Hampshire and these classes meet the entrance requirements for people wishing to become an RN or LPN. These required courses are also necessary for anyone desiring to become
a Radiology Technician or going into Dental Hygiene. Laconia Academy will offer these classes over a 15 week period: Chemistry with a Lab will meet two nights per week on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6 — 8:30 p.m. beginning January 18. Human Biology with a Lab will meet from 6 —9 p.m. on Thursday nights beginning January 20. Algebra I will have its first class on Friday, January 21 from 6 — 9 p.m., then meet on Monday nights from 6 — 9 p.m. thereafter. Each class is worth one high school credit. Pre-registration is required. Anyone interested in enrolling or obtaining more information should contact the Laconia Adult Education Office at 524-5712.
Pre-Nursing courses offered at Laconia Academy beginning week of January 18
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Racers needed for Nansen Zontians present Carey House with Christmas bags Milan Winter Festival ﬁlled with items donated by Walgreens and Shaw’s
MILAN — Racers are needed to rekindle a North Country winter tradition at the Nansen Milan Winter Festival to be held from 10 a.m. — 2 p.m. on Sunday, January 23. The Nansen Ski Club, the oldest operating ski club in the United States, invites adults and kids to participate in the festival, which will feature classic ski races at the Milan Hill State Park. Set against the backdrop of the Presidential and Mahoosuc Mountain Ranges, the Nansen Ski Club trails are designed by renowned Winter Olympic athlete and coach John Morton. During the races, a free guided snowshoe excursion and a kid’s sledding and activity area will be available. Hot drinks and snacks will also be for sale. At 12:30 p.m., a spaghetti luncheon and awards ceremony will be held at the Milan Village School. Local craft vendors, a display of memorabilia from the Winter Carnivals of Berlin, ski movies, and live music will be featured. Registration will also be available on the day of the race at the Milan Hill State Park from 9 — 10 a.m. The Men’s 14K race will begin at 10 a.m.; the Women’s 14K race will begin at 11 a.m.; 3K — 7K races for children will begin at noon. Parking will be at the Milan Village School with free transportation to the race start. For directions and online registration, visit www.skinansen.com.
Bernie Garneau of Zonta (left) delivered gift bags and food for women staying at Carey House to Susan Lunt, director (right). The bags were ﬁlled with donated personal care items from Walgreen’s of Laconia and Food from Shaw’s in Belmont in concern for women during these difﬁcult economic times. (Courtesy photo)
MORTGAGEE’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE
AT PUBLIC AUCTION February 1, 2011, at 4:00 PM on the premises SINGLE FAMILY HOME 39 DURKEE STREET
PER TAX RECORDS: 2 STORY CONVENTIONAL STYLE HOME WITH 3 BEDROOMS, 1 BATHROOM, GAS FIREPLACE, HEARTH, UNFINISHED BASEMENT, AND WOOD DECK
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MORTGAGE REFERENCE: Recorded in the Belknap County Registry of Deeds at Book 2243, Page 690
TERMS FOR THE SALE: $5,000.00 deposit must be presented in cash, certified check or banker’s check satisfactory to the mortgagee at the time and place of sale. Balance due within 30 days from the date of sale.
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