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LACONIA — “I’ve never had a gnawing ambition to be governor,” said former New Hampshire Attorney General Phil McLaughlin of Laconia, who yesterday confirmed reports that he is “carefully weighing” a bid for the Democratic nomination for governor. He

said that his decision would hinge on whether “I believe I could make a difference, could govern, not be governor, but govern.” McLaughlin said that he had expected Governor John Lynch to seek a fifth term and when he decided against against it “I began getting and making lots of phone calls.” Last week,

The state, McLaughlin said, faces “extraordinarily difficult financial challenges that require genuine leadership” and “I will be thinking in terms of whether I could effectively lead.” Some well-known Democrats have urged likely candidates not to become mired in debate about taxes and revenues. Writsee McLAUGHLIN page 8

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for the first time in some years, he attended a political event, the Jefferson-Jackson Celebration, the highlight of the New Hampshire Democratic Party’s calendar, where he was warmly welcomed. He said that he has no timetable, but remarked “it is way too early to test the patience of the New Hampshire people with a 13-month campaign.”

LACONIA — The team at the WLNH Children’s Auction is gearing up for its 30th edition and according to Nassau Broadcasting General Manger Jim Adams they hope to raise $300,000 for local charities. He said one of the biggest changes this

year is a brand new television set, built by the N.H. Hampshire Home Builders Association in association with Pella Windows that will give Santa Claus his own simulated fireplace. In addition, through the software creativity of R. J. Harding of Meadowbrook and a new partnership with Federal Express, he

said people with Lakes Region connections will be able to bid on items even though they may be in other parts of the country. “We raised $284,000 last year and I think our goal of $300,000 is realistic given our new partners,” Adams said. He also said the auction is expanding on see AUCTION page 13

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Papademos is new Greek PM, vows to stick with euro

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Senior banker Lucas Papademos was appointed prime minister Thursday of an interim Greek unity government that seeks to cement a European debt deal and stave off national bankruptcy. Chosen after four tortuous days of power-sharing talks, Papademos immediately called for unity and promised to seek cross-party cooperation to keep Greece firmly in the 17-nation eurozone. The 64-year-old former vice president of the European Central Bank will lead a government backed by both the governing Socialists and the opposition conservatives that will operate until early elections, tentatively set for February. He replaces outgoing Prime Minister George Papandreou midway through a fouryear term. The new Greek cabinet, whose members were not immediately named, will be sworn in Friday afternoon. The announcement came as Italy wrestled see GREECE page 13

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Occupy Wall Street protester in Vermont is apparent suicide BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A 35-yearold military veteran apparently shot himself Thursday at an Occupy Wall Street encampment in Vermont’s largest city, fellow protesters said. A hospital spokesman said later the man had died. Deputy Chief Andi Higbee said the public was not believed to be at risk after the 2 p.m. shooting at City Hall Park in Burlington. People who knew the victim in the encampment said they were sure the man,

who said he was a veteran, had shot himself. Police would not characterize the circumstances of the shooting. “This person has clearly needed more help than we were capable of giving him here at this park,” said Emily Reynolds, a University of Vermont student and a leader in the local Occupy movement. If government provided better mental health services, she said, “this probably wouldn’t have happened.” The shooting took place in or near a tent

at the encampment. Higbee said police were trying to notify the man’s family; his name was not released. He is believed to be from the Burlington area. Mike Noble, a spokesman for the Fletcher Allen Health Care hospital in Burlington, confirmed later Thursday that a man who had shot himself at the park had died. Noble said he could provide no other details. Higbee told reporters in the park it could see SHOOTING page 12

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential hopeful Rick Perry tried Thursday to convince the country he was in on the joke after his disastrous debate performance while even his supporters worried aloud about the damage to his already hobbling campaign. Perry didn’t try to sugarcoat the fallout from his minute-long stammer that crystalized concerns that he is not up for the job. Instead, he spent the day on a media

blitz trying to laugh about the Wednesday evening debate where he struggled embarrassingly to remember one of the three federal departments he wants to abolish, ending with a grinning, “Oops.” He even appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman to offer the night’s Top Ten List of excuses for the debate. “Hey, listen. You try concentrating with Mitt Romney smiling at you. That is one handsome dude,” Perry chuckled during

his segment with the comedian. The minute-long exchange was replayed throughout the day and into the evening on television, and it has already been labeled one of the worst debate blunders in recent memory. “That’s pretty brutal isn’t it?” Perry said on Fox News, blitzing the airwaves hoping to provide alternative video. “I stepped in it. I think some of it is still stuck on my feet.” see PERRY page 8

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Just because Joe Paterno is gone doesn’t mean the child sex abuse scandal at Penn State is over. Many questions remain unanswered — from how much Paterno actually knew to whether there will be any repercussions for assistant coach Mike McQueary, who

told Paterno but not police about seeing former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky in a shower with a young boy in 2002. Defensive coordinator Tom Bradley, Paterno’s lead assistant on the field for the last 11 seasons, was introduced Thursday as the interim coach.

A few hours later, Gov. Tom Corbett told reporters that he supported the board of trustees’ decision Wednesday to oust college football’s winningest coach and President Graham Spanier because they didn’t do enough to alert law enforcement see PENN STATE page 11

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U.S. Senate approves tax Obama delays massive oil pipeline across Great Plains credits to companies that hire disabled veterans WASHINGTON (AP) — On Veterans Day eve, an uncharacteristically unified Senate emphatically passed a bill to help unemployed veterans and government contractors that includes the first, small slivers of President Barack Obama’s jobs agenda that he is likely to sign into law. Thursday’s 95-0 vote gave lawmakers the opportunity to fly home to holiday events and boast about helping veterans and protecting jobs. But it did little to help close the scorching partisan divide over how to revive the gasping economy, an issue that seems sure to decide next year’s presidential and congressional elections. “We deal with a lot of contentious issues here, but this should not be one of them,” said Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., a leading sponsor of the veterans’ provisions. The legislation would award tax credits of up to $9,600 to companies that hire disabled veterans who have been job-hunting for at least half a year and strengthen employment counseling and training programs for vets and troops about to leave the military. It also would erase a law, yet to take effect, requiring federal, state and local government agencies to withhold 3 percent of their payments to companies with which they conduct business. That law was enacted under President George W. Bush to nudge companies to fully pay their taxes, but lawmakers now say it would fence off money those firms could better use to hire more workers. The House is expected to approve the bill resoundingly next week, which would send it to Obama.

Deerfield man charged with beating sister to death

DEERFIELD, N.H. (AP) — A Deerfield, N.H., man is charged with killing his sister by striking her in the head several times at his home. Fifty-five-year-old Jeffrey Cook is being held without bond on a charge of second-degree murder. Cook appeared briefly in Candia District Court on Thursday. The victim was identified as his sister, 58-year-old Sandra Griffin, who was visiting from North Carolina. Senior Assistant Attorney General Jane Young says police were called to the home at about 6 p.m. Wednesday, not by a 911 call, but by a call placed directly to the police station. Young would not reveal the weapon used in the killing. Cook is due back in court Nov. 21 for a probable cause hearing.

Officials ID Lisbon man who shot & killed deer hunter

CONCORD (AP) — New Hampshire officials say a Massachusetts man killed on a hunting expedition with family members died of a single gunshot wound to the neck. Fish and Game officials say 31-year-old Kenneth Brunelle of Marlboro, Mass. was accompanying his father and brother in Lisbon in northern New Hampshire Wednesday morning when he was struck by a bullet fired from a high-velocity weapon. Officials identify the shooter as 48-year-old Wade Holmes of Lisbon. No charges have been filed. Fish and Game Sgt. Brian Suttmeier said the investigation is ongoing and the results will be turned over the Grafton County Attorney for review. Officials say Brunelle was not carrying a firearm. The last hunting-related death in New Hampshire occurred on the opening day of muzzleloader season in 2009.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration said Thursday it is delaying a decision on a massive oil pipeline until it can study new potential routes that avoid environmentally sensitive areas of Nebraska, a move that likely puts off final action on the pipeline until after the 2012 election. The announcement by the State Department means Calgary-based TransCanada Corp. will have to figure out a way to move the proposed Keystone XL pipeline around the Nebraska Sandhills region and Ogallala aquifer, which supplies water to eight states. The State Department said it will require an environmental review of the new section, which is expected to be completed in early 2013. President Barack Obama said the 1,700-mile pipeline could affect the health and safety of the American people as well as the environment. “We should take the time to ensure that all questions are properly addressed and all the potential impacts are properly understood,” Obama said in a statement. The decision on whether to approve the $7 billion pipeline “should be guided by an open, transparent process that is informed by the best available science and the voices of the American people,” Obama said.

TransCanada Corp. is seeking to build a 36-inch pipeline to carry oil derived from tar sands in Alberta, Canada, to refineries on the Texas Gulf Coast. The pipeline would travel through Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas and Oklahoma before reaching Texas. The heavily contested project has become a political trap for Obama, who risks angering environmental supporters if he approves the pipeline and could face criticism from labor and business groups for thwarting job creation if he rejects it. Some liberal donors have threatened to cut off contributions to Obama’s re-election campaign if he approves the pipeline. The project has become a focal point for environmental groups, which say it would bring “dirty oil” that requires huge amounts of energy to extract. They also worry that the pipeline could cause an ecological disaster in case of a spill. Thousands of protesters gathered across from the White House on Sunday to oppose the pipeline, and celebrities including “Seinfeld” actress Julia LouisDreyfus have made videos urging to reject the pipeline. The State Department has authority over the project because it crosses a U.S. border.


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— Our American Veterans —

Just 28 & with 3 combat tours behind him, Derek Madigan thinks daily about his experiences BY ADAM DRAPCHO THE LACONIA DAILY SUN

CENTER HARBOR — In a column printed in yesterday’s edition, Center Harbor resident Derek Madigan asks readers if they have forgotten that the daily freedoms they and their neighbors enjoy were delivered and are protected by the service of military personnel. In an interview at his home this week, while his two young children ate peanut-butter sandwiches, Madigan said he imagines that most Americans attend to their lives without consideration of their countrymen who, at that very moment and for much of the country’s history, carry the American flag into war zones. The average citizen probably only thinks of the soldier’s sacrifice on Veterans’ Day or Memorial Day. For Madigan, that option isn’t available. Although his service ended five years ago, he is daily visited by memories of combat in Iraq. Madigan, now 28 years old, was born in Massachusetts and lived in Florida for much of his youth

Derek and Elizabeth Madigan are shown here with their children Joshua and Jennifer. Derek served four years with the 82nd Airborne  infantry unit, including three deployments to Iraq. (Laconia Daily Sun photo/Adam Drapcho)

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ating. Then came the terrorist attacks. Within a month he had enlisted with the U.S. Army’s 82nd Airborne Division. He said it was the “brutality” of the terrorism that struck him. “I just felt like I had to do my part.” His parents were “a little skeptical at first” but eventually supported his decision. In July of 2002, after graduating with the rest of his high school class, Madigan reported to Fort Benning, Georgia for basic training and “airborne school.” In December of 2002, he joined his unit at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Three months later, he was off on his first of three deployments. Madigan’s first deployment lasted from March, 2003 to February, 2004, in support of the invasion of Iraq and the overthrow of Saddam Hussein’s regime. “We did some fighting, built a reputation for ourselves,” said Madigan. His company also saw its share of casualties, including four of its members killed in action. One of those killed was Kyle Gilbert, who came from Vermont to join the 82nd. Madigan said he was the newcomer to his company when he joined, and Gilbert was one of his first friends at Fort Bragg. He was among the guys that Madigan would hang out with during their down time. Madigan didn’t have a vehicle when he first joined the company, and Gilbert would loan him his. “He was a good friend,” Madigan said. Gilbert was killed when his night-time patrol was ambushed. Madigan now wears a tattooed memorial to Gilbert on his right shoulder. Although he admits that “it sucks” to have lost Gilbert and others, Madigan doesn’t say that he regrets their loss. They faced the danger of death and violence, that’s what the 82nd Airborne does. “Everyone knew the consequences of what we were doing and the chance that we wouldn’t come home,” he said. With advice from a cousin in the reserves and from an uncle who was working as a military recruiter, Madigan carefully considered the historic branch before he joined. He got was he signed up for. “We were in the thick of it, usually the first ones on the scene, right there in the middle of the action.” Madigan’s first deployment ended in February, 2004. His second was August 2004 to January 2005 and spent in Mosul. His final deployment, where he was stationed in Talifar, was from October, 2005 to February, 2006. The second and third trips to Iraq were to quell insurgents who were trying to disrupt Iraqi elections. While there were times where Madigan wondered what he had gotten himself into, he feels nostalgic when recalling his time in the military. “I do miss it,” he said, “the guys, the cameraderie, the action.” Even the training could be fun. “At the time, you don’t say it’s that great, but when you look back and see next page


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from preceding page think about it, it was a good time.” “If I had to do it all over again, I’d to the same thing,” Madigan said. It was through his service, his deployment to Iraq, that Madigan became closely acquainted with the young woman who would become his wife. He and Elizabeth had known each other during high school, as she was a friend of Madigan’s younger sister, Kelly. During his first deployment, Kelly asked her peers to send her brother a letter. “When you get mail, it’s like Christmas,” Madigan said. Elizabeth was one of Kelly’s friends who wrote to Madigan. When he returned from his first deployment, he took her out to dinner. Within three months, they were engaged. They’ve been married for five years. If it hadn’t been for Elizabeth, and the young family they’ve started, he thinks he might have re-enlisted. However, he’s ready to move on with what he calls a “new chapter” in his life. He’s taken over his father’s construction company, is raising a two year-old son and a four year-old daughter, remodeling their home and taking classes at Lakes Region Community College, where a college composition class has given him an outlet to consider his service to his country. “To write it down on paper is easier than talking about it,” Madigan said. He stays in touch with those he served with, and he said memories of combat situations remain a part of his daily life. “You never forget,” he said. His sacrifice to his country “continues for a lifetime.” It’s frustrating to him that so many Americans do forget. “If it wasn’t for veterans of today or who served previous, we wouldn’t have the freedoms we have today, troops fighting for that and keeping the enemy at bay. It’s the job this day and age to keep the terrorists outside of America. It’s the way of protecting our freedom.” “Veterans’ Day is a day to celebrate veterans. I think you should always remember veterans.”


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Froma Harrop

Defining poverty in the land of plenty The “poverty issue” opens a vast highway system of social and economic observations headed in every direction. Some say poverty is a national disgrace. Some say it’s the poor people’s own fault. Some say the government must end it through bigger subsidies and more services for the poor — others by reducing that help and instead expanding economic opportunity. The most interesting battle rages over the very definition of poverty in this land of plenty. Conservatives often argue that the official poverty line has been set too high. Many who live below it are actually doing reasonably well. Liberals frequently answer that, no, poverty is worse and more widespread than the government count would suggest. Conservatives are right about one thing: The federal government’s longtime metric for drawing the poverty line is primitive and does exaggerate the hardship felt in this country. (It is being replaced by a more sophisticated model, also controversial.) Amazingly, the old measurement doesn’t count food stamps, tax credits and other government benefits in toting up incomes. But while conservatives stand on solid ground in their complaints over how poverty gets determined, their broader arguments can be fairly heartless. One of them requires rummaging through poor people’s possessions for signs of high living. That is neither nice nor revealing. Case in point is a recent Heritage Foundation report holding that most Americans defined as poor really aren’t. The evidence: In 2005, the typical “poor” household had a car and air conditioning. It had one or more color TVs, cable or satellite service and a DVD player. If there were children, it had a game system, such as Xbox or PlayStation. We all get the point, made by authors Robert Rector and Rachel Sheffield. But there’s some missing information. Who bought the Xbox? (A friend who pitied the child?) Where was it bought? (Third-hand at the Salvation Army store?) When was it bought? (Two years earlier, before

the parents were laid off?) A long time ago, I lost a job, and my income plummeted. Had Rector and Sheffield opened my closet the day I collected my first unemployment check, they would have spotted a swell leather jacket and real pearls. I was hardly poor, but suddenly, paying the rent had become a concern. The authors’ list of “amenities” found in most poor households also irritates. It includes a refrigerator, stove and oven. This country is not Bangladesh or Albania, and so our definition of poverty need not compete with theirs. And whereas a car and air conditioning might be deemed nonessentials in San Francisco, that would be less the case in Phoenix. And Rector and Sheffield include “ceiling fans” among the amenities. Really. As an example of how well our impoverished neighbors are doing, they offer this quote by scholar James Q. Wilson: “The poorest Americans today live a better life than all but the richest persons a hundred years ago.” That may be true on a material level, but so what? Thomas Jefferson didn’t have running water in his treasurefilled, 24-room mansion, Monticello. Should running water be considered a frill today? Meanwhile, some aspects of the old poverty definition understate the adversity. It doesn’t include money spent on taxes or health care, and it ignores regional differences in the cost of living. In 2009, the median rent in the Bronx was $875 a month. In Amarillo, Texas, it was $647. Here’s an experiment for our friends at The Heritage Foundation: Shut off the air conditioning at your Washington, D.C., headquarters for the month of August. Then come back and tell us whether a/c is a luxury. And no cheating with ceiling fans! (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.)

— LETTERS —

In November ‘12 don’t vote for anyone who’s already in office To the editor, Why would you like to discuss the welfare system? We all know who is on the take out there, and if you don’t know, you are blind. Should you ever need to go to the town for assistance, bring a non English speaking person with you to do all the haggling and you will get all the help you need. You probably are not old enough to collect Social Security, but when you are old enough, look who is also collecting

a cent towards the program. In order to change the system, you will have to change the people who you thought were in office to take care of you. When you go to vote in November ‘12, cast your vote for an unknown candidate instead of checking someone who is already in office as you already know the incumbent is not taking care of business as you would like. Bev Buker

LETTERS Today, remember all who gave all to protect freedom & liberty To the editor, This November 11th, we take a special time to honor our veterans, men and Women who dedicated themselves for the cause of liberty and freedom serving in our Armed Forces, fighting for the foundational principle of liberty and freedom for our United States of America. We say to these men and women, thank you from a very grateful nation for protecting our freedoms and answering liberty’s call all around the world and for future generations yet to come. We are reminded of those who have gone on before us, who established these guiding principles of our great nation that we should never forget the source of our liberty that it comes from God. It is clearly evident that our founding fathers recognized this with the amazing statement that we all know so well and hold to and believe this truth and pass it on from generation to generation. “ We hold these truths to be selfevident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.” As Americans we understand and know that our rights come from God and are not given to us by the state and can never be taken away by the hands of tyrants and dictators. We need to be forever grateful to the American patriots who gave their very lives to the cause of freedom and liberty, as they declared and stated in the last lines of the Declaration of Independence “And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence,

we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.” This is what each service member does when they take the oath to serve and protect our nation in the armed service. It is humbling. I thank God for these brave Men and Women. Let us not forget that freedom and liberty must be fought for and kept with eternal vigilance. As President Ronald Reagan so appropriately stated. “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.” “Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged.” My prayer this day echo’s that of Franklin Roosevelt’s D-Day prayer for our troops as they serve in harms way: “Almighty God: Our sons, pride of our Nation, this day have set upon a mighty endeavor, a struggle to preserve our Republic, our religion, and our civilization, and to set free a suffering humanity. Lead them straight and true; give strength to their arms, stoutness to their hearts, steadfastness in their faith.” So this Veterans Day, remember those who gave all to protect our freedom and liberty. Thank a veteran! And never be ashamed of this great land for she has been a beacon of hope to the World! As the inscription on the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia states: “Proclaim Liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof”. Leviticus 25:10. Gary Torressen Moultonborough

People either chose to be offended or they choose not to be To the editor, I’ve been reading the banter back and forth on the topic of the dead moose on the front page. I hope the paper doesn’t give in to the hypersensitivity of some of the folks who were offended. I don’t believe we need to shelter people from reality. I don’t hunt but thought that picture was classic New Hampshire and indicative of where we choose to live. It’s a warm reminder to me that our heritage is not lost. It truly takes some

the slaughterhouses of today, which if seen by the uber sensitive, would likely cause them to pass out. Distaste is a personal choice, something a newspaper couldn’t possibly cater to. People either choose to be offended or choose not to be. If folks want to limit their exposure to their individual preferences, that’s what magazines are for. Don’t shelter us from the news that represents (collectively) who we are. Janis Powell


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LETTERS If wealth is so evil, why do we worship celebrities & sports stars? To the editor, Someone has to defend the rich. They are too afraid to defend themselves. What better person to do it than someone from Main Street and as common as apple pie and baked beans. I paid my “poor” dues. My first 18 years were spent living in a rented “ mill house tenament”, 75 feet from a weaving mill owned by the richest people in town, who owned almost all the town. When visitors asked us about the noise from the mill we would say “what noise”. The mind compensates for such intrusions after a while. My dad worked three jobs, including bartender at Mac’s Bar & Grill three nights a week, to make ends meet. The place was 95-percent bar and 5-percent grill and simply breathing air in the place raised your blood alcohol level. That wasn’t enough so my mom worked full-time when few women were in the work place. My dad would have worked four jobs if needed to avoid taking a dime of welfare money. Today’s thinking just the opposite. How can I get more MONEY from government and by the way I am ENTITLED to it. I ran a bait business selling worms & night crawlers from age 12 till I graduated high school, had a mowing route in summer, a shoveling route in winter and I made and sold Christmas sprays and decorations with a buddy that we sold door to door each holiday season. I also worked for years doing odd chores, housework and lugging firewood for an older woman named Hilda. She taught me conservatism in heavily accented German. She coaxed three cups of tea from every bag. Those are my credentials to defend the rich. The OWS crowd is protesting. Life is tough and things aren’t always handed to you on a silver platter. People lie and life is often unfair. I get it and I agree with it. The collective hate and dislike seems to be toward rich folks (the 1-percent) and particularly the Wall Street crowd including those greedy bankers. I do not get that. If yacht sized wealth alone is justification to hate and demonize, why the split personality. How long the list of celebrities, movie stars sports all stars, media moguls, college deans and university presidents across this nation do I have to supply to induce the same focused anger. These people are all in the 1-percent club, which is defined as gross income above $380k. It seems hypocritical to me. One might think the anger would be more properly aimed at the academic big wheels, presidents and professors. The OWS crowd are livid over their college debt which for many is huge. The cost of a university education has gone up an eye bulging, budget busting 538-percent in the last 30 years, more than almost any other service in America except health care and they are at least extending life expectancy and easing pain. Colleges and universities have refused to control costs or professor salaries up to this very moment forcing students to graduate with astronomical amounts of debt with interest adding more. Colleges and universities are heavily controlled

by obstructing unions so the runaway express train of costs is easily explainable. Debt that can not be removed even in a bankruptcy filing. Why are they not shouting down Oprah Winfrey, Madonna or multi million dollar baseball and football heroes who embrace the same conspicuous consumption of other high incomes. These people are among the highest earners in all of America. There seems to be some fantasy fixation that Wall Street is the source of all their pain. This belief is induced and perpetuated by Democrats who distrust and despise Wall Street and the private sector. Whenever the economy fails badly they are to blame and “suckers” buy it because when your angry it feels good to take a bite out of someone’s rear end. Consider these facts. Did you know government after years of screams from Democrats (Ted Kennedy particularly) mandated in 1992 that 30-percent of ALL mortgage lending backed by Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac be made to people with low incomes — no incomes no jobs or down payments. Government was convinced every qualified person who could afford a home already had one. This meant greatly slowing GDP growth if standards were not lowered. By 2007 that federal mandate had been increased to 55-percent .Thats right, government mandated to lenders (Wall Street) that the MAJORITY of their loans had to be made BY LAW to the HIGHEST RISK borrowers in this country. Mortgage lending and banking are and have been for decades the most heavily GOVERNMENT regulated and OVERSEEN industries in the entire country. Still the illusion exists Wall Street was at the heart of the nation’s collapse. There was never ever a single banker on Wall Street or Main Street who ever wanted to loan to such POOR RISK people. THIS IS FACT. The people on Wall Street almost all with MBAs and PHDs are one hell of a lot smarter than that! When FORCED by government to make those loans they devised the most complicated financial instruments on earth to spread and mitigate that risk combining thousands of mortgages into a single product, then slicing and dicing that product into tranches depending on risk appetite. Laugh, if you will but these products were ingenious inventions given the lousy, certain to fail risk, profile of the people they were forced to lend money to. The military was forced into creating the atomic bomb and Wall Street was FORCED into creating mortgage backed bonds and other derivative products. NO ONE in their right mind wanted to hold a single, stand alone, mortgage written to people with no down payment and no job even if they had been able to charge 20-percent interest on it. The OWS crowd have swallowed the bait hook, line and sinker. That happens when you let others think for you and no one wants to think for you more than Democrats. Stay tuned for part two. Tony Boutin Gilford

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I’ve learned lessons of courage, love, acceptance and need To the editor, November is National Hospice Month. I have been a volunteer with Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice for just over two years and for me November is a time to reflect on the life affirming gifts bestowed on me by the people we are remembering. During those short hours that I have sat with your mom, sister, husband or dad, I have witnessed the courage that conscious acceptance of life’s ebb requires. I have witnessed the power of family love and what the gift of faith truly means. I have shared laughter and memories but most of all I have come to realize the transformative power of the human touch. Late last year I received an emergency call from Pamela, one of our volunteer coordinators. A woman was in the last hours of life and family members were desperately trying to get to the hospital to see her. Because they were driving from Boston they asked if someone could please go to the hospital and sit with Mary until they arrived. I was available. Mary was alone when I arrived at her hospital room. She was restless, moaning and her left hand kept waving around in the air. I was terrified and for long minutes sat by the

bed wondering what I was supposed to do. Without thinking I reached out to that waving hand and was stunned by the reaction. The fingers curled around mine in a gentle grip and brought our linked hands to rest on the bed cover. It was easy after that. Mary had told me what she wanted. I do not know if she realized that she was in the last hours of her life, but I do know that she wanted confirmation that she was not alone on that journey. Since then I have sat with people hands linked, resting on a forehead or just with fingers gently touching a cheek. During those moments I am acutely conscious of our need for one another. Those lessons of courage, love, acceptance and need have begun to shape and strengthen my life and consequently that of my family. In that final act of dying your loved one has transmitted life affirming gifts that will radiate for generations to come. For that I give thanks. Finally, I also thank you all for the trust you have placed in hospice volunteers by allowing us into your lives during this vulnerable and traumatic time. Jacinta Cullen Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice Volunteer

Good luck with your union at PSU; it won’t end you problems To the editor, Yes, equal pay for equal work should be the norm. I know PSU adjuncts like to compare their salaries with those at Keene State, both pre and post union. I really hope you don’t compare your salary with an adjunct that might teach in the inner city — real apples and oranges. I have read that PSU has changed some of their policies due to adjunct’s and hopefully that might ease your pain. I also NEVER have implied that you or anyone should volunteer their time in lieu of a paid position, as Mr. Whalen M.S. implied. Usually that is done as an extra. I am glad he noted the declining economy we currently live in. While you all both demand more wages I ask, who will be paying those wages? Somehow I feel your dignity’s are not being com-

promised no matter how much you earn. A person’s wages doesn’t determine how they are judged. Unless, of course, those doing the judging feel that wages are the most important aspect of life. We have only to look at the current political circus to see that wages and dignity are mutually exclusive. During my working career I was a card carrying member of four unions at different times. From the Teamster’s, Machinists and two smaller ones. Lastly Mr. TK, you wouldn’t want to live in my never, never land but if you found it, I wouldn’t allow you down the road. Good luck with your union but I don’t feel that will be the end of your problems or complaints. Jon Hoyt Bridgewater

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McLAUGHLIN from page 1 far is the lone Republican to enter the race for govering in the Concord Monitor nor. Calling him a “classic former congressman Dick New Hampshire conservaSwett warned “this is not tive,” he said that if the two a time to call for more tax squared off “I would know revenue to be collected at just what I’d be running the state level, or for more against.” spending.” And Gary HirschSoon after Lynch bowed berg, chief executive officer out, Maggie Hassan, a of Stonyfield Farm who this former state senator from week said he would not run Exeter, was the first Demofor governor, said that the Laconia attorney crat to announce for govervoters have spoken on the Phil McLaughlin nor. Steve Marchand, once topic of taxes. mayor of Portsmouth, and Jackie “Putting your head in the sand is Cilley, a former state senator from not the way to lead,” said McLaughBarrington, have also expressed interlin. “What would be the death knell est in entering the race. of the Democratic Party would be “This is a very, very big decision,” not to lead.” Noting that New HampMcLaughlin said. “We have a pershire has among the highest incomes petual cycle of people wanting to be and lowest taxes of all states, he said something. The focus must be on the that “the bottom line is that we have process of governing. I’m asking do I a state that needs money” and “it is want to do this? Can I do this?” not enough to just cut government. A Born and raised the son of a police lot of people don’t seem to know what officer in Nashua, McLaughlin, 66, century we’re in.” graduated from the College of the McLaughlin stressed that “we need Holy Cross, served four years in the to create a dialogue and a consenUnited States Navy and another sus about who we are, what we need four in the Naval Reserve, earned a and how we’re going to pay for it.” In master’s degree in Public Adminisparticular, he referred to the need for tration and graduated from Boston reasonable funding of elementary, secCollege Law School in 1974. He has ondary and higher education and the practiced law in Laconia since 1975, programs supporting the least fortusince 1987 in partnership with his nate and most vulnerable citizens. wife Janice, and since September with McLaughlin expressed misgivings their daughter Emily, who opened about the prospect of amending the the Portsmouth office. In addition to Constitution to resolve the school fundEmily, the McLaughlins have three ing issue arisen from the New Hampsons — Matthew, Tim and Phillip— shire Supreme Court’s rulings in the and a second daughter, Katherine. Claremont care. “It’s a way not to have McLaughlin served on the Laconia to pay our bills,” he said. “What makes City Council from 1977 to 1981, the me shudder is this,” he continued. “If it Laconia School Board from 1985 to could, this Legislature would cut state 1994 and as Belknap County Attorfunding for public education 100-perney from 1979 to 1981. He served two cent, which would take $6-million from stints on the New Hampshire Supreme Laconia and $40-million form ManCourt’s Professional Conduct Commitchester. Imagine what that would mean tee, first from 1983 to 1992 and again for those communities.” from 1994 to 1997 and was a Director of McLaughlin said that he “likes the New Hampshire Charitable Founand admires” Ovide Lamontagne, an dation from 2004 to 2010. attorney from of Manchester who so PERRY from page 2 He doesn’t have much time to clean up. There are fewer than eight weeks until the first nominating contests start and voters are looking for the best candidate to go head-to-head against President Barack Obama. “It’s something he needs to address pretty quickly,” said uncommitted Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, an early primary state. But he said Perry has time and a key survival tool: money. Perry reported some $15 million banked during his most recent fundraising period. His advisers said they had enough cash on hand to get them through South Carolina. If Perry isn’t able to log some victories by that point, he’s got bigger problems than a 54-second piece of an otherwise forgettable debate. Perry acknowledged it was a tough moment as he flailed during the televised debate. In the episode, Perry said he would eliminate three federal agencies, starting with Commerce and Education. He struggled to name the third and had to point to Energy later in the debate to round out his trio. Perry squirmed while his opponents and the audience laughed and debate moderator John Harwood incredulously said, “You can’t name the third one?” “It wasn’t even on the tip of my

Perry has been the first to acknowledge he’s a terrible debater but has hoped he would improve. “I hate debates,” he said in Des Moines last week. “I used to hate spinning in aircrafts. ... Finally I did it, and I did it enough that I finally got pretty good at it. So hold on, maybe I’ll get better at debates, too.” Maybe it won’t matter. Perry is a tough campaigner. He has never lost and election — and has avoided debating in state races — and is the longest serving governor of Texas. He is a has proven a charismatic campaigner in smaller settings common in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina — three states that start the nominating process and three states where he must do well. Yet some Republicans, even prominent Perry supporters, were wondering whether the Texan can survive his latest misstep. “As far as his character, I haven’t waivered on that,” state Rep. Peter Silva, a member of Perry’s New Hampshire steering committee, said Thursday, but added: “You can’t say this is a good thing. He shot himself in the foot.” Others weren’t as generous. “It’s over for him,” said Steve Schmidt, a Republican political strategist who ran Sen. John McCain’s

LETTERS Only Newt has tried to keep the Republican debates on track To the editor, America is in a critical state. Millions are out of work, government spending is out of control and disaster looms in the Middle East. What America desperately needs is a president. This country can ill afford someone who is not ready to take the job and lead from day one. We need someone with Washington experience, who has always remained principled. Someone who has proven that they are the real deal by what they have done. Someone educated enough to bring real understanding to the problems that America is confronted with. Does such a novel candidate exist? Most certainly. That candidate is Newt Gingrich. Under the leadership of Speaker Newt Gingrich, the Republican Revolution of 1994 passed the Contract with America. They did it in under 100 days! Newt is the only candidate that has as such experience, breath of

knowledge, and total understanding of the issues that need to be addressed. No other candidate, on either side of the political spectrum, can boast such political experience. From foreign policy to all domestic policy issues, Newt is the most qualified candidate in this presidential race. Lastly, which other candidate has tried to keep the debates above bickering and on the issues? Only Newt has tried to keep the debates on track, knowing that the American people want to see who is most qualified. Its not about him, but about all of us. Its about what America needs. Experience, intelligence, and proven, national leadership. In short, the complete package. There is only one candidate so qualified to be president — Newt Gingrich. Don Walker Barnstead

Does Mr. Stewart’s agenda extend beyond the superintendent? To the editor, In response to Mr. Stewart’s recent letter questioning the motives of our Gilford School Board in the consideration of expanding the Gilford High School football program, I would just point out a few things. Many who voted with you, Mr Stewart, on the issue of the referendum on eliminating the Gilford school superintendent may quite likely have been “Friends of Gilford Football”. “...if you care don’t let them know, don’t give yourself away”, wrote the poet philosopher. Many in Gilford may suspect that your agendas for reducing costs to tax payers for public schools may not end

with just a restructuring of the supervisory staffing. Perhaps your letter suggests to save even more money an attack on the vital extra-curricular activities that we the voters require to provide a fully-rounded, equal and adequate educational experience for our children and young people who attend our public schools. It is an often told war story of the general who asked the colonel who he would want for a dangerous and perilous mission. “A West Point football player”, came the response. Last time I checked we were still at war. Tim Sullivan Gilford

Democracy seeks equality in liberty; socialism seeks it in restraint To the editor, End of another week just full of remarkable news upon which I will remark. How about the riots out in Oakland? Rape in Cleveland? Thousands of arrests, destruction of property, criminal threatening, vandalism? Well I have to ask all those who claimed that the Occupy (where ever) were “just like the Tea Party’s”, if they don’t just feel like fools now? I don’t mind saying “I told you so” because nothing is new here. I’m old enough to remember back to the 90s, 80s, 70s and 60s where organized destruction, riots, looting, even bombings were expressions of leftists entitlements. Nothing changes with these people, any means justifies their ends which is to destroy the American Republic. You know what that is readers, it’s name is The United States of America. These thugs, these anarchists want to replace our Republic with a system where the loudest most vile and vocal rule. Something for readers to consider: “Democracy and socialism have nothing in common but one word: equality. But notice the difference: while democracy seeks equality in liberty, socialism seeks equality in restraint and servitude.” Quote, Alex de Touqueville, 19th century historian. It was true then and it’s true now

and just look at the number of dark and dangerous people and organizations voicing support for these occupiers. David Dukes, former Grand Dragon of the KKK, CAIR (Council on American Islamic Relations) a Muslim brotherhood front group, Islamic Society of North America (another Muslim brotherhood front group, George Soros (convicted insider trader, felon, Wall Street speculator) and every Soros-funded left wing front group and organization on the planet. If the U.S. economy fails, Soros stands to make hundreds of billions of whatever will replace the dollar, never doubt it. Some things never change, like those on the left who display such a hatred for the Christian religion. I had to laugh out loud reading Jimmy V’s comparison of the Christian extremists equating them to Muslim extremists. That’s like comparing the family dog to a pack of rabid jackals. Both have teeth but your dog isn’t killing and mauling everything in the neighborhood. And why is it that Democratic Party leaders won’t debate what the say are Obama achievements rather then trying to distract the people’s attention away from them? I wonder, don’t you? Steve Earle Hill

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I’d be a Gunstock commissioner you could quickly & easily reach To the editor, There is a vacancy coming up on the Gunstock Area Commission which I have submitted my name to fill the opening. This is an appointment by the Belknap County Commission on Monday, Nov. 14 at 7 p.m.. As a building contractor for the past 30 years and a former Laconia city councilor I’ve gained the experience to supervise budgets. And as a skier for over 40 years — and not just at Gunstock — I know what skiers want and are looking for in a ski area. I agree with Gunstock’s expansion into the summer events. With this expansion Gunstock should be able to provide some kind of benefits to the Belknap County residents. Since the 1930s, when Gunstock was formed from the labor of Belknap County workers, residents have been given discounts on season passes. This all changed sometime in the mid 2000s? Now anyone in the world can ski at Gunstock for the same price as a Belknap County resident. Because of this change, Laconia High School has a hard time putting together a full ski team which only requires four boys and four girls. The only privilege/right for being a Belknap County resident now is that if you live to be 70 and still can ski you can get a pass for $10. Belknap County residents and property owners are the owners of Gunstock and have over the years bailed out Gunstock financially. Gunstock still borrows money from Belknap County Taxpayers every year in the form of Anticipation of Revenues. Gunstock entered into an Agreement with Boston Culinary Group — now CenterPlate — on October 12, 2007 giving them exclusive rights to operate all the food services at Gunstock. The Terms of the Agreement, Article 4: “The Term of this Agreement shall be for 4 years and will

commence on October 15, 2007, as the parties shall acknowledge in writing, and will automatically renew for an additional 4 years”. Yet the Gunstock Enabling Laws of 1959 Chapter 399:10 only gives the Gunstock Area Commissioners power to make leases up to five years, not eight years, which they’ve done in this contract. “Section (k) To grant leases of all or part of the area, or any facilities therein, for periods not exceeding 5 years, Except that leases may be for longer periods with the Approval of the County Convention.” Gunstock allowed Boston Culinary to kick out the beer sponsors of the race leagues when Boston Culinary asked for a tap fee/promotional commitment of $2,000 per beer brand. One company had five brands which would of cost them $10,000. Of course they all refused to pay the fee. CenterPlate does not have to pay for for heat, electricity, water, propane, trash removal. Or personal and real property taxes, which is permitted under the provisions of RSA 72:23 I. In the contract between CenterPlate and State of N.H. for Cannon Mountain, CenterPlate, “agrees to pay in addition to other payments hereunder all properly assessed real and personal property taxes against the premises subject to this permit in accordance with the provisions of RSA 72:23 I. This provision should be in Gunstock’s contract with CenterPlate. Unlike other government agencies, Gunstock does not post the phone numbers or e-mail addresses on their web site of the elective/appointed agency the Gunstock Area Commissioners. Only one of the commissioner’s has their phone number listed in the phone book. If appointed my phone number and e-mail address will be public record on the Gunstock website. David Gammon Laconia

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PENN STATE from page 2 authorities. “Their actions caused me to not have confidence in their ability to continue to lead,” said Corbett, who is on the board and is in State College for another, previously scheduled session. Sandusky, Paterno’s former assistant and onetime heir apparent, has been charged with molesting eight boys in a 15-year span. In the week since the grand jury released its report, Paterno and Spanier have been fired and two other top university officials also are out. “Certainly every Pennsylvanian who has any knowledge of this case, who has read the grand jury report, feels a sense of regret and a sorrow to also see careers end,” Corbett said. “But we must keep in mind that when it comes to the safety of children, there can be no margin of error, no hesitation to act.” Board vice chairman John Surma said in announcing the firings of Paterno and Spanier, one of the longest-serving college presidents in the nation, that “change was necessary.” from preceding page eat 200 to 250 pounds of grain every day. Every other day the enclosure where they gather to feed has to have a fresh layer of pine shavings. And there’s always the threat of predators. She recently lost two of her turkeys to either coyotes or fisher cats. Labrecque says that while she likes the idea of raising heritage turkeys, like Narragansetts, it’s not economically viable on a large scale because the birds grow so slowly and that’s why she sticks with her common white breed, which mature more rapidly. In the past she’s also raised as many as 4,000 free range chickens in a year, but in recent years dropped that down to about 1,000. This year she raised only 500. “I guess I was kind of a pioneer in raising free range poultry. A lot of people are doing that these days,’’ she says. She and her partner Tim Dow also raise beef cattle and pigs for their own use and are now raising goats for commercial meat sales. They also sell pine shavings made with pulp grade logs from Dow’s logging operations as well as 130 cords of firewood a year. And she supplements their farm income by teaching Aikido at a Tilton martial arts center. Labrecque and Dow now have a herd of 31 Boer goats with the young males being sold for meat after they’ve five to six months old. “Ideally we’ll be raising three groups for market every two years,’’ says Labrecque, who notes that while goat meat is not a staple of the American diet it is actually the most eaten meat in the world. This year’s crop of turkeys will be harvested starting the Friday before Thanksgiving, a labor intensive process in which the couple will be joined by her daughter and hopefully her son, a recent engineering graduate, as well as friends and neighbors. The turkeys are put down with an electrical shock before they enter the processing center, where they’re bathed in 165 degree water, plucked by a mechanical device and then chilled in ice-filled vats before being wrapped and stored in a walk-in cooler. She says that watching the process isn’t for the weak-kneed and recalls that several years ago when a CNN crew was filming at the farm, a female producer, who wanted to look in on the processing operation, fainted after the door was opened and she saw what was happening inside. Labrecque says that customers will start arriving over that weekend to pick up their pre-ordered birds while others will be delivered by refrigerated trucks to places like Butter’s on Concord’s Main Street for customers who have also pre-ordered. Labrecque says that in all of her years of raising turkeys she’s only had one complaint, and that was from a customer who cooked the bird for close to 24 hours. “You can’t ruin a turkey unless you cook them too much,’’ says Labrecque, who will be cooking her own turkey in the oven of her wood stove on Thanksgiving. “I like the wood stove for cooking. In fact when you’re outside you can still get the smell of what’s cooking. It’s a nice traditional way to cook a Thanks-

“To allow this process to continue was going to be damaging to the university,” Surma said. Bradley, who testified before the grand jury, declined to reveal what he said, but added: “We all have a responsibility to take care of our children. All of us.” Even Paterno himself acknowledges he should have done more. McQueary, who is Penn State’s wide receivers coach, told a state grand jury that in March 2002, he saw Sandusky sodomizing a boy of about 10 in the showers at the Penn State football building. McQueary later told Paterno, Curley and a university vice president, Gary Schultz about the incident, although it is not clear how detailed his description was. Schultz, in turn, notified Spanier. Curley and Schultz — as well as Paterno — testified that they were told that Sandusky behaved inappropriately in that 2002 incident, but not to the extent of McQueary’s graphic account to the grand jury. Curley and Schultz have been charged with perjury and failure to report the incident to authorities, as required by state law. Curley is on temporary leave and Schultz has retired. Through his attorney, Sandusky has denied the charges. Paterno is not a target of the criminal investigation, having fulfilled his legal duties by reporting the incident to Curley and Schultz. But the state

police commissioner called Paterno’s failure to contact police or follow up on the incident a lapse in “moral responsibility.” Paterno has not said why he didn’t go inform law enforcement authorities, nor has he said whether he was aware of any earlier alleged assaults. Aside from a few brief comments outside his house and two statements, Paterno has not spoken publicly since Sandusky was indicted. “A tragedy occurred, and we all have to have patience to let the legal process proceed,” Paterno said in a statement after he was fired. McQueary has not spoken publicly, either. His mother, Anne, said Thursday they have been advised not to. Then 28, McQueary was “distraught” after witnessing the alleged 2002 assault, according to the indictment. Yet it appears he may have continued to participate in fundraising events with Sandusky — including one held less than a month later. Sandusky was a coach at a March 28, 2002, flagfootball fundraiser for the Easter Seals of Central Pennsylvania, and McQueary and other Penn State staff members participated by either playing or signing autographs, according to a “Letter of special thanks” published in the Centre Daily Times. The paper also reported that McQueary was see next page


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from preceding page scheduled to play in The Second Mile Celebrity Golf Classic in 2002 and 2003. The Second Mile is the charity Sandusky founded in 1997 to provide education and life skills to almost 100,000 at-risk kids each year. And in 2004, the Centre Daily Times reported that McQueary played in the third annual Subway Easter Bowl Game, an Easter Seals fundraiser that was jointly coached by Sandusky. Sandusky, a former Penn State player and assistant for 30 years, including 22 as defensive coordinator, had long been considered the likely successor to Paterno. But Paterno told Sandusky around May 1999 that the assistant wouldn’t be getting the top job. According to the indictment, one of the alleged victims testified that Sandusky was “emotionally upset” after that meeting with Paterno, and Sandusky announced his retirement the next month. Sandusky cited as reasons for his retirement his desire to spend more time with The Second Mile, as well as taking advantage of a generous retirement package that included continued use of an office and access to the Penn State athletic facilities. Several of

the alleged assaults took place on Penn State property. Sandusky was just 55 when he retired with a sparkling resume. He stepped off college football’s fast track when he would have been considered a top candidate for vacancies at any big-time program. Despite spending most of his career at Penn State as a defensive assistant and succeeding Sandusky as defensive coordinator, Bradley had little to say about his predecessor. “Sandusky was a defensive coordinator when he worked with the Nittany Lions and I worked underneath him,” Bradley said. Penn State has said Bradley will be interim coach for the rest of the season, beginning with Saturday’s home finale against Nebraska. It has not said if Bradley will be a candidate for the permanent job, nor given any timeline of when a new coach will be in place. It’s not even clear who will do the hiring, with Curley on leave and provost Rodney Erickson serving as interim school president. “We’re obviously in a very unprecedented situation,” Bradley said. “I have to find a way to restore the confidence.”

SHOOTING from page 2 be several hours before the protesters were allowed to return to their tent and that the shooting made him question whether the protest would be allowed to continue. “Our responsibility is to keep the public safe. When there is a discharge of a firearm in a public place like this it’s good cause to be concerned, greatly concerned,” Higbee said. The encampment has been in the park since Oct. 28. The city had threatened to evict the protesters because the park is closed from midnight until 6

a.m., but city officials made special accommodation for the protesters. Almost two dozen tents have remained in the park, and the number of protesters has varied. The first Occupy encampment sprang up in New York in September, and the movement has since spread to cities around the country and world. Protesters object to corporate influence on politics and what they call an unequal distribution of wealth. Burlington is a community of just under 40,000 people on the shores of Lake Champlain known for its left-leaning politics.

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AUCTION from page one Allen Beetle’s (Patrick’s Pub & Eatery) idea of selling paper snowflakes to its patrons and donating the money to the auction. This year, the auction will widely distribute paper light bulbs to any company’s who wish to participate — all proceeds to go to the Children’s Auction. Adams also wanted to address the well publicized Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization of Nassau Broadcasting, the New Jersey company that owns WLNH radio, and how it does or in this case, does not affect the Children’s Auction. He explained the children’s auction is its own notfor profit corporation organized under the 501 c-3 section of the federal tax code, registered in New Jersey and is in no way financially tied to Nassau Broadcasting. “That’s been the case since Nassau Broadcasting purchased WLNH,” he said. He explained that because the WLNH Children’s

Auction is its own company, there is a required annual audit that is available for anyone to see. “The only people who can write checks are Molly King, Mayor Mike Seymour, and me,” said Adams. “Any money raised is 100-percent safe.” Anyone who wished to donate to the WLNH Children’s Auction should call WLNH at 524-1312 or go to the WLNH website. The Children’s Auction Bash at O’s Steak and Seafood is scheduled for Friday night Dec 2 featuring the Eric Grant Band. Set up begins Saturday morning on December 3 at the Lake Opechee Inn & Spa Conference Center and the auction runs from December 6 through 10. Adams said the auction wouldn’t be possible without MetroCast, Lakes Region Public Access television, Meadowbrook and the thousands of volunteers who make life a little better for the children of central New Hampshire.

GREECE from page 2 tled with its own governing crisis, with economist Mario Monti in line to run another interim technocratic government. Italy’s borrowing costs shot up Wednesday on fears that Premier Silvio Berlusconi would linger in office, prompting the country’s president to promise that Berlusconi would be out likely by Saturday. Europe has already bailed out Greece, Portugal and Ireland — but together they make up only about 6 percent of the eurozone’s economic output, in contrast to Italy’s 17 percent. Italy, the eurozone’s thirdlargest economy, is considered too big for Europe to bail out. Monti, 68, now heads Milan’s Bocconi University but made his reputation as the European Union competition commissioner who blocked General Electric’s takeover of Honeywell. In Athens, hopes rose that Greece will avoid an imminent bankruptcy that could push Europe into a new recession and world financial markets into

turmoil. “I am not a politician but I have dedicated most of my professional life to exercising financial policy both in Greece and in Europe,” Papademos said after the Greek president gave him the mandate to form a Cabinet. “The Greek economy continues to face huge problems despite the great efforts than have been made for fiscal reform.” He insisted Greece must defend its euro membership. “The participation of our country in the eurozone is a guarantee for the country’s monetary stability. It is a driver of financial prosperity,” Papademos said, adding that just being in the eurozone will help Greece through its troubles. Shares on the Athens Stock Exchange were up 1.6 percent at 779.6 on the news of the power deal power deal. That came despite more bad news for Greece’s recession-hit economy: unemployment surged to 18.4 percent in August, up from 12.2 for that month in 2010.

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Holy Trinity students celebrate Veterans Day at Laconia Senior Center Music teacher Patty Smith, with guitar, leads 72 students from Holy Trinity School in song at the Laconia Senior Center on Thursday  morning. The students walked down Church Street to join patrons of the center in a celebration of Veterans Day. The highlight of the  program was when the students beautifully sang the powerful patriot song “Grateful to Be American” by Teresa Jennings. Both seniors  and students enjoyed the company of each other as we all gathered as Americans to celebrate and learn the true meaning of Veteran’s  Day. (Courtesy photo)

Gingrich seeks to emerge as last person standing against Romney MANCHESTER (AP) — Newt Gingrich’s presidential bid is suddenly showing signs of life. The former House speaker is adding staff in key states, opening new offices this week and raising more money than he has in months. And as his opponents suffer under the weight of high-profile missteps, Gingrich has captured the attention of both top rivals and hungry GOP voters, still reluctant to fully embrace former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. Romney’s staff concedes they’re preparing for the emergence of a stronger Gingrich. But with the first states scheduled to begin voting in less than 60 days — not to mention Gingrich’s checkered personal history — some Republicans say it may be too little too late. Still, there is evidence of some momentum in a campaign thought considered all-but-dead a few months ago when most of his staff resigned. “This summer we came close to not surviving. So I think there was a period there when it was reasonable to wonder what was going on,” Gingrich said this week on Fox News Channel. “We are now

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Gilmanton School salutes town’s veterans Veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces gathered in the gym at Gilmanton School on Thursday as guests of students present for a Veterans Day Assembly. LTC Ralph Huber from the N.H. National Guard spoke on the subject of true heroes and Staff Sgt. Casey Brennan, who has two children attending the school, spoke of behalf of soldiers fighting today. On behalf of those soldiers still fighting overseas, St. Brennan accepted the 16 boxes of supplies that the community collected for shipment. He told the students he knew first hand what it means to get these supplies and cards from children back in the U.S. because just last year he was serving in Iraq and was away from his family. Children from kindergarten through 2nd grade sang songs while 6th and 7th graders held up pieces of the American flag in the bleachers, like a card section at a football stadium. The school band played the National Anthem and 6th and 7th grade students told the history of both Veterans Day and the American flag. Fourth graders read letters addressed to local veterans and third graders read poetry. Refreshments were served in the cafeteria after the assembly. (Courtesy photo)

NBA talks break down; players to regroup NEW YORK (AP) — The NBA and its players are hitting pause in their negotiations as the union considers the league’s latest revised offer. The league offered a revised offer after nearly 11 hours of bargaining Thursday. It’s based on the possibility of a 72-game season, starting Dec. 15. But union president Derek Fisher said it doesn’t address all the necessary system issues that are important to the players. “It does not meet us entirely on the system issues that we felt were extremely important to try and close this thing out, and so at this point we’ve decided to end things for now, take a step back,” Fisher said. “We’ll go back as an executive committee, as a board, confer with our player reps and additional players over the next few days. Then we’ll make decisions about what our next steps will be at that point.” NBA Commissioner David Stern said there’s

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Sandra ‘Sandy’ Healey, 52 MOULTONBOROUGH — Sandra “Sandy� Healey, 52, of Moultonborough passed from this life suddenly on October 14, 2011. She was born on March 19, 1959 and resided at the Laconia State School for many years. Sandy had a good sense of humor and a great determination to live an active life. She enjoyed

music, good food, and being around people that she knew and liked. Her final years were spent in the care of the Trombly family. Sandy will be sadly missed by her extended family, her friends and all who knew her. A memorial service was held in her honor on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011.

Human Relations Committee offers free screening of film ‘Lemon Tree’ at Laconia library Monday LACONIA — To advocate cultural awareness and appreciation, the Laconia Human Relations Committee in cooperation with the Laconia Public Library is presenting a series of International Films depicting different societal dynamics on the domestic and international front. The next film to be featured is “Lemon Tree�. It will be shown on Monday, Nov. 14 at 6:30 p.m. at the library. “Lemon Tree� is a contemporary Palestinian/ Israeli story of Salma, a Palestinian widow, who works to save her lemon grove from being destroyed by the Israeli defense minister who has moved next door. He views the lemon grove as a security risk for him. Salma’s family has cared for the lemon grove for generations and she is determined to save it. The Israeli Secret Service obtains an order to uproot the trees. She finds a lawyer who takes the case to the

highest Israeli courts. Over time Salma develops a bond with Mira, the defense minister’s wife. The complexity of relationships for Salma with Mira, her family, her lawyer, and what she represents politically for Israel and Palestine bring thoughtful insights. Based on a true incident. Filmed in Palestine and Israel, 2008. Leonard Campbell, Film Series participant, says, “I can change only when I understand both sides of a situation. Lemon Tree presents both sides and lets the watcher decide.� This Laconia International Film Series is open to everyone. Informal discussion follows the film. Light snacks are provided. Feel free to bring a comfortable folding chair or cushion. For more information, please contact Carol Pierce atnewdynam@aol.com or Lovinia Ellsworth at Lovinia.Ellsworth@yahoo.com.

MEREDITH — The Interlakes Summer Theatre, a professional summer stock company, will return to the Interlakes Auditorium for the weekend og Nov. 19-20 to perform “Always, Patsy Cline�. Appearing as Patsy Cline, is a summer theatre favorite, Brittany Bara, who has Brittany Bara plays Patsy appeared here in “CarCline, with Nancy Barry as ousel�, Buddy Holly�, her wacky fan, in Interlakes “Anything Goes�, “Lend Summer Theatre November Me a Tenor� and most production of “Always, Patsy recently, “25th Annual Cline�. (Courtesy photo) Putnam County Spelling Bee�. Ms. Bara, now living in NYC, is a native Texas gal, who was weaned on Patsy Cline music.

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LHS Band, Color Guard, Select Chorus selling prize calendars as fundraiser for Florida Trip

LACONIA — The Laconia High School Band, Color Guard and Select Chorus will be selling prize calendars this Saturday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Big Lots at the Belknap Mall as part of their drive to raise funds for a trip to perform at Disney World in Orlando, Florida next April. The January 2012 calendars, which sell for $5, make great stocking stuffers and Christmas gifts says Wanda Horton of the Laconia Band Boosters. She says that each day in January a different prize will be drawn. Daily winners will receive gift certificates to Patrick’s Pub, Members of the Laconia High School Band, Color Guard and Select Chorus will be selling prize calFratello’s, the Common endars Saturday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Big Lots at the Belknap Mall to raise funds for a trip to Man, All My Life Jewelperform at Disney World in Orlando, Florida next April. Shown above are, left to right, Emma Horton, ers, Greenlaw’s Music, Samantha Batchelder, Hannah Fortson, Brandon Wunsch, Andrew Emanuel, Casey Walker, Amber GilNAPA Auto, Citgo, Big bert, Adam Cook, Stacia Michalewicz, Christopher Tsantoulis, Brianna Healey and Katelyn Doherty. A Lots, the Clip Joint, Nu whirligig, made by Douglas Stone, will be one of the prizes awarded (Courtesy photo) Do’s and an overnight stay at Town Plaza Suites in Gilford. and bake sales and worked cleaning the stands at Proceeds from the calendar sales will go directly New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon as part towards the student’s trip to Disney World during of their fund raising effort. April vacation when they will perform on the Main Those who would like to support the Laconia Band Street at the popular tourist attraction. Boosters can send any inquiries or requests for calHorton says that the 88 students who will be endars to the boosters at PO Box 165, Laconia NH making the trip have already held several car washes 03246 or to laconiasachembandboosters@gmail.com.

Brown Bag lunch seminar focuses on health insurance PLYMOUTH – The Plymouth Regional Chamber of Commerce will present a Brown Bag Luncheon Seminar focusing on affordable insurance on Wednesday November 16, from noon to 1 p.m. at Pease Public Library. Patty Stewart, president of Patty Stewart and Associates, will discuss recent changes to healthcare policies and health insurance and offer tips and insight as to what the best fits may be for individu-

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NEWT from page 14 Jennifer Horn, a prominent conservative activist in New Hampshire. “Newt Gingrich knocks it out of the park in these debates, but he doesn’t spend any time in the state. If he spent some time here, I think he has the opportunity to really take off.” Indeed, critics note Gingrich’s reluctance to commit to the rigors of the type of traditional retail campaign his competitors have been running for months. He’ll be on the road this week, however. Gingrich is scheduled to attend a reception Friday in Manchester to celebrate the opening of his New Hampshire headquarters. He’ll do the same Saturday in South Carolina, where he added nine paid staffers this week. He’ll also visit Iowa next week, where aides say they’ll soon open a headquarters and add staff. Most of Gingrich’s rivals hired staff and opened headquarters in early voting states months ago. It’s unclear when Gingrich will return to New Hampshire after Friday’s reception. But he’s planning to spend at least 30 days in Iowa in the closing weeks of the campaign, and has retained the backing of the handful of senior Iowa Republicans who

endorsed him before the campaign turmoil. “The energy behind Newt is growing at the right time,” said Linda Upmeyer, Iowa’s House majority leader, who endorsed Gingrich in February. But as Herman Cain learned, the scrutiny that accompanies a more credible candidacy can be unforgiving. Texas Gov. Rick Perry has struggled to meet lofty expectations after repeatedly stumbling in debates. And Cain is defending himself against several accusations sexual impropriety. “If Newt keeps rising, they’re going to start focusing on him. When they start opening his can of tuna, there’s some juicy stuff there,” said Peter Silva, the New Hampshire House majority whip and a Perry supporter. Indeed, the twice-divorced Gingrich has admitted an affair with his current wife, Callista, a former congressional aide, while married to his second wife. It happened at the same time he was criticizing President Bill Clinton for his relationship with White House intern Monica Lewinsky. In Boston, Romney’s senior advisers anticipated it was Gingrich’s turn to rise in the polls and said the former governor would be ready to debate policy with the former speaker.

NBA from page 16 were many teams, too, who don’t like aspects of the revised offer. Regardless, it will be better for players than the one that Stern had waiting: a 53-47 split of revenues in the owners’ favor, a flex cap with a hard ceiling, and salary rollbacks. Stern would not speculate on how players would react to the deal. “I would not presume to project or predict what the union would do,” he said. “I can hope and my hope is the

events of next week will lead us to a 72-game schedule starting on Dec. 15.” Beyond the salary cap system issues that divide the sides, union executive director Billy Hunter said there were six pages of what he called ancillary items, such as the draft age and the commissioner’s disciplinary rights, that still must be addressed before a deal. “There’s not enough progress to get a deal done,” Fisher said. “That’s the disappointing part. We want to get back on the court.”

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GCEDC receives $225k grant for incubator program PLYMOUTH _ A partnership to develop a business incubator in Plymouth received a hearty boost upon the news that the Grafton County Economic Development Council (GCEDC) received $225,000 for construction purposes. The grant, from the Northern Border Regional Commission, will be used to leverage federal funds that could complete the project by mid-2013. Since 2010, the GCEDC has partnered with Plymouth State University and others to develop a business incubator in Plymouth. The incubator, called the Enterprise Center at Plymouth, will provide support services to new and growing entrepreneurial companies from around central New Hampshire. The services include networking with other companies and equity funders, mentoring, technical assistance, and, in many cases, leased space to launch businesses. As its role in the partnership, Plymouth State University will provide the services and staffing to assist the companies. The GCEDC will be responsible for providing flexible space for companies as they grow. Typically, incubators will provide space and assistance for up to thee years, or until a company is financially viable. The Northern Border Regional Commission funds will be used to redevelop 149 Main Street, Plymouth. Currently vacant, the building holds promise, because of its location and proximity to PSU’s Small Business Institute, to continually develop new innovative companies. Thanks to the Commission’s funding, the GCEDC can now apply for federal

funds that, if successful, will allow the organization to create a second floor on the one story structure. “We’re extremely pleased that the Northern Border Commission joins us in seeing the strong economic development potential in the Enterprise Center at Plymouth,” said GCEDC Executive Director Mark Scarano. “These funds were crucial in allowing us to move forward with the project.” PSU President Sara Jayne Steen was also pleased to hear the news. “The partnership to develop the Enterprise Center at Plymouth is an important step for expanding PSU’s award winning entrepreneurial education capacity in the region. PSU’s Small Business Institute has assisted hundreds of businesses over its 30 year history. Now, thanks to our partnership with the GCEDC and support of the Northern Border Regional Commission, we are closer to being able to offer a real estate component to its services.” The New Hampshire Department of Resources and Economic Development took an early lead in promoting the Enterprise Center at Plymouth project to the Commission. “Governor Lynch strongly supports efforts to develop programs that support entrepreneurs as they start and grow,” said DRED Commissioner George Bald. “I’m glad that we could play a part in helping this economic development project move forward to completion.” Created by Congress in 2009, the Northern Border Regional Commission is a federal-state partnership that provides funding to economic development, transportation, infrastructure and conservation projects in the northeast’s northern forest region.

PLYMOUTH — Plymouth Area Democrats will hear from Jeff McLynch, executive director of the NH Fiscal Policy Institute in Concord, when they meet November 16 at 7 p.m. at the Plymouth Regional Senior Center. McLynch will address the current budget process used in New Hampshire to determine which priorities and programs are funded while others are not. He will provide his insights concerning recent trends in the state’s financial actions and a question and answer session will follow the conclusion of his

remarks. McLynch manages NHFPI’s daily operations and oversees its research, communications, and outreach efforts. Prior to joining the organization he was the State Policy Director at the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy, where he helped to coordinate the organization’s efforts to provide policymakers, advocates, and the public with accurate and timely information regarding tax systems across the United States. For further information call 968-7105.

BELMONT — People enjoying a night out at the Lodge at Belmont from Nov.16-26 can help provide holiday presents to New Hampshire’s neediest children. During those dates, The Lodge will share its proceeds with Operation Santa Claus, a volunteerrun holiday charity which expects to help over 3,000 New Hampshire children this year.

The Lodge at Belmont offers a Sports Bar, entertainment, nightlife and casino games. Operation Santa Claus is sponsored by the State Employees’ Association of New Hampshire, SEIU Local 1984. For more information about the program, visit www.seiu1984.org. or contact: twright@ seiu1984.org or 603-271-3411 x108.

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––––––– ALMANAC ––––––– Today is Friday, Nov. 11, the 315th day of 2011. There are 50 days left in the year. This is Veterans Day in the U.S., Remembrance Day in Canada. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 11, 1918, fighting in World War I came to an end with the signing of an armistice between the Allies and Germany. On this date: In 1620, 41 Pilgrims aboard the Mayflower, anchored off Massachusetts, signed a compact calling for a “body politick.” In 1889, Washington became the 42nd state. In 1909, President William Howard Taft accepted the recommendation of a joint Army-Navy board that Pearl Harbor in the Hawaiian Islands be made the principal U.S. naval station in the Pacific. In 1921, the remains of an unidentified American service member were interred in the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery in a ceremony presided over by President Warren G. Harding. In 1942, during World War II, Germany completed its occupation of France. In 1966, Gemini 12 blasted off from Cape Kennedy with astronauts James A. Lovell and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin Jr. aboard. In 1981, stuntman Dan Goodwin scaled the outside of the 100-story John Hancock Center in Chicago in nearly six hours. In 1983, President Ronald Reagan became the first U.S. chief executive to address the Diet, Japan’s national legislature. One year ago: The disabled Carnival Splendor cruise liner inched into San Diego Bay after three nightmarish days adrift on the Pacific, bringing cheers from passengers who described trying to pass the time with limited food, backed-up toilets and dark cabins. Today’s Birthdays: Dancer-choreographer Nicholas Royce is 86. Comedian Jonathan Winters is 86. Jazz singer-musician Mose Allison is 84. Author Carlos Fuentes is 83. Actress Bibi Andersson is 76. Country singer Narvel Felts is 73. Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., is 71. Rock singer-musician Vince Martell (Vanilla Fudge) is 66. The president of Nicaragua, Daniel Ortega, is 66. Golfer Fuzzy Zoeller is 60. Pop singermusician Paul Cowsill (The Cowsills) is 59. Rock singer-musician Andy Partridge (XTC) is 58. Singer Marshall Crenshaw is 58. Rock singer Dave Alvin is 56. Rock musician Ian Craig Marsh (Human League; Heaven 17) is 55. Actor Stanley Tucci is 51. Actress Demi Moore is 49. Actress Calista Flockhart is 47. Actor Philip McKeon is 47. Rock musician Scott Mercado is 47. Actor Frank John Hughes is 44. TV personality Carson Kressley is 42. Actor David DeLuise is 40. Actor Adam Beach is 39. Actor Leonardo DiCaprio is 37. Rock musician Jonathan Pretus (Cowboy Mouth) is 30.

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CALENDAR TODAY’S EVENTS Veterans Day Ceremony in Meredith hosted by the Griggs-Whatt American Legion Post. Parade from Legion Post on Plymouth Street to the library begins at 10:50 a.m. Following the ceremony there will be a procession to the POW/MIA Memorial at Hesky Park. Veterans Day Ceremony in Laconia. 11 a.m. at Veterans Square. Artisan Show at Canterbury Shaker Village. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free. Featuring works from some of the area’s most talented artists and craftsman. Shop for unique handcrafted gifts including baskets, soaps, photography, art, textiles, hand woven items, wooden ware, pottery, jewelry, paper goods, and specialty foods! In addition, the New Hampshire Furniture Masters Association will be holding their annual holiday sale featuring their 2011 collection. Gilford High School Theatre Company presents “The Sound of Music”. 7 p.m. in the school auditorium. $7 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. Inter-Lakes High School Drama Club presents “Pinocchio”. 7 p.m. in the school auditorium. $7 for adults and $5 for students. World class chamber music Sant Bani School in Sanbornton. 7 p.m. Featuring Amit Peled on cello and Stefan Petrov on piano. Free for students and adults acccompanied by students. $15 others. Tickets at 934-4240. santbanischool.org. Prize drawings for the Lakes Region General Hospital Auxiliary’s Make Your Home Beautiful raffle. 11 a.m. outside the hospital lobby. 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. Giggles & Grins playgroup at Family Resource Center in downtown Laconia (635 Main Street). Free group for parents children from birth through age 5. For more information call 524-1741.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12 Singer, songwriter and guitarist Peter Mayer in concert at Gilford Community Church. 7 p.m. $15 at the door. Holiday Bake Sale and Craft Fair at the Laconia Senior Center on Church Street. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 524-7689 for details. Peter Mayer in concert at the Gilford Community Church. 7 p.m. $15 a the door. Annual Holiday Craft Fair hosted by the Philoptochos Society of Taxiarchai Greek Orthodox Church (811 North Main Street) in Laconia. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Featured will be delicious Greek pastries and a raffle. Snowflake Village Fair hosted by the St. James Church (Laconia) Ladies Guild. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Parish Hall on North Main Street. Turkey and biscuit luncheon, with apole crisp ala mode, served from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. $7. Matching Fund Roast Pork Dinner and Raffle sponsored by Modern Woodmen of America Chapter 17184. 5 and 6 p.m. seatings at the Ashland Booster Club. $10 for ages 8 and up. Proceeds will be matched by home office of Modern Woodmen for donation to the Ashland Food Pantry. Gilford High School Theatre Company presents “The Sound of Music”. 7 p.m. in the school auditorium. $7 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. Fall musical “Zombie Prom” presented by students at New Hampton School. 6:30 p.m. Suggested donation of $15 for adults and $10 for students. 3rd Annual Page Pond and Forest Walk & Talk in Meredith. 9 a.m. Meet at the Quarry Road parking lot (just past Moulton Farm). Wrap up will be about 1 p.m.

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ANNIE’S MAILBOX

Dear Readers: Today is Veterans Day. In honor of our veterans, here is a piece written by John Alton Robinson of West Monroe, La. “Freedom” From the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier To the silver-haired crowns of our fathers From the shores of Tripoli To the Pacific’s pearl-green waters I wish to give a tribute A four-starred salute today For those who fought so bravely For our freedom and American way. We take our rights for granted But they were earned in blue-red blood And courage beyond the call of duty In France’s cold wet mud. Beginning with the Revolution Through the Saudi Arabian sands Men have fought and suffered And died on foreign lands. So salute this Veterans Day And many more to come. Through blood and guts and glory Our freedom has been won. Dear Annie: About 12 years ago, my husband started to have all the signs of irritable bowel syndrome. He refused to see a doctor and ended up in the hospital with extreme bleeding. He was discharged after two weeks, and the doctors told him to rest and watch his diet. He didn’t. Three weeks later, he was back in the hospital and diag-

nosed with Crohn’s disease. Again, he was told to rest, watch his diet and take his medication. Again, he wouldn’t listen. Four weeks later, he woke up in the middle of the night with a temperature of 107. At the hospital, they said his system has been extremely compromised, and he was diagnosed with active tuberculosis. I am now at risk. He is 67 years old and retired. He refuses to give up a lucrative hobby that keeps him outdoors, even though we don’t need the extra money. My health is failing, but it doesn’t seem to matter to him. I’m ready to leave. -- About To Give Up in Oklahoma Dear Oklahoma: Your husband sounds stubborn and difficult and possibly depressed enough not to care about his health or yours. Try to get him to see a therapist, but if he refuses, understand that you are not responsible for his careless approach to health. Talk to your doctor about how best to protect yourself. Dear Annie: I read the letter from Greg Montgomery Jr., the former NFL player who is bipolar. I am also bipolar. I almost died because I feared the stigma of being mentally ill. When I got home from the hospital, my boyfriend showed me an essay written by a woman who was a successful doctor and bipolar. She said mental illness is a disease with physical symptoms that cause mental and emotional problems. With the right medication, counseling and support group, you can live normally again, or close to it. Those words -- “it’s a disease with physical symptoms,” just like heart disease, diabetes or Parkinson’s -- made me realize I was going to be OK. Please print this. It could save a life. -- Recovering Nicely

Annie’s Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann Landers column. Please e-mail your questions to: anniesmailbox@comcast.net, or write to: Annie’s Mailbox, c/o Creators Syndicate, 5777 W. Century Blvd., Ste. 700, Los Angeles, CA 90045.

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Animals

Announcement

Autos

For Rent

1 Year Old Male cat needs a good home. Has all shots, good with children. He doesnt like other cats, OK around dogs. 387-2460

WE Pay CA$H for GOLD and SILVER No hotels, no waiting. 603-279-0607, Thrifty Yankee, Rte. 25, Meredith, NH.

2003 Dodge Dakota Sport: Extra Cab, V6, 5-Speed, 1-Owner, Immaculate! Inspected, $2,950. 991-9969.

APARTMENTS, mobile homes. If you need a rental at a fair price, call DRM Corp. Over 40 years in rentals. We treat you better! 524-0348 or visit M-W-F, 12-5, at 373 Court Street, Laconia.

BEAUTIFUL puppies. Apricot, red, mini poodles. Champ background. Good price. Healthy, happy and home raised. 253-6373. Dachshund smooth mini young adults, kennel closing, $100 340-6219. DACHSHUNDS puppies 5 months, all shots, health and temperament guaranteed. $250. (603)539-1603.

Autos 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4x4: 6-Cylinder, Automatic, Loaded, No Rust, Runs Excellent, $1,950. 991-9969.

2003 Dodge Neon SXT: Automatic, A/C, Alloys, Loaded, Very Clean, Inspected, $2,950. 991-9969. BUYING junk cars and trucks ME & NH. Call for price. Martin Towing. (603)305-4504.

1998 TOYOTA TACOMA Ex-Cab. 4X4, 5-speed, A/C, good frame, 114K, $7,500./BRO. 254-7414

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

1999 Jeep Wrangler 4x4: Soft top, 5-Speed, 4-Cylinder, 150k Highway, Runs Great, $2,850, 991-9969.

SALE/TRADE for good running car 1985 Cadillac Broham Limousine, black/gold, 35,000 original miles, runs good, TV, bar, maroon velvet interior, $2,900. 536-2779.

FEMALE, Mini-Dachshund, 11 months old, black and tan, spayed, crate trained, $400 524-3613.

2001 Chevrolet S-10 pickup extra cab. 2-wheel drive, 120K miles, tonneau cover, runs good! $1,800/BO. 603-848-0530

ROTTWEILER Pups, AKC, tails, shots done, parents on premises, $800-950. 340-6219

2003 Buick Regal LS: Dark green, 4-Door, 45,900 miles, good condition, $6,200. 603-520-7431.

TOP DOLLAR PAID for junk cars & trucks. Available 7-days a week. P3s Towing. 630-3606 TOP Dollar Paid- $150 and up for unwanted & junk vehicles. Call 934-4813

WHEELCHAIR VAN 1998 Ford GL. Electric tailgate lift. Van is loaded. 4.3 Liter engine, automatic, power steering/brakes with ABS, A/C, stereo with tape player, front & back bucket seats. Reeses frame tongue hitch. Maroon. 84K Miles. Priced to sell, asking $4,395. 528-8443

BOATS MOBILE SHRINKWRAPPING 24 Years Experience $10 ft. ~ Group Rates

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Call Marc or Bengi Serving the Lakes Region

Crafts CRAFT Fair Saturday, November 12th 9 am - 4 pm, at the NH

Belmont 2-bedroom. 1st month half off, $425! + Utilities, References & security. No dogs. 630-1296 BELMONT Room for rent in beau tiful private home. Own bedroom/ bathroom and livingroom, garage, shared kitchen. Seeking Professional, clean, non-smoker. 520-5498. BELMONT- (Winnisquam area) 2 bedroom mobile home, appliances, Located in a 55+ park -no pets. First + security, references. $650.00/month + utilties 528-1463 or 524-6162 CENTER Harbor House- One bedroom, year-round, propane central heat, tenant pays all utilities, tenant does all yard maintenance. No pets/Smoking. credit report required, verified income, references. $400/Month, security. Call between 5PM-8PM 603-253-6924. Center Harbor- 1 Bedroom quality house rent in quality location. No smoking/No Pets. References. $875 all inclusive. 387-6774 CLEAN UPDATED studio and one bedroom in Tilton. Heat/Hot Water included. $620-640/Month. 603-393-9693 or 916-214-7733 Franklin-Duplex/Condo- Large 4-bedroom 1-bath, deck, newly renovated, washer/dryer hook-up, 4-season porch, 2-car parking. Security & references required. No smoking/pets. $1,050/Mo. + utilities. 978-290-0801 GILFORD - 2 Bedroom 2 Bath Condo. Fireplace, gas heat, W/D hookup, no pets/smoking. 1 year lease, $975/month + security.

For Rent

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GILFORD 3 bedroom. Great location. Large working garage, large yard. Close to school, downtown. 393-5756

LACONIA Spacious, clean and energy efficient units w/ washer/dryer hookup2 BR, $825/month 2 BR, $800/month BELMONT 2 BR, $725/month; washer/dryer hookup Call GCE @ 267- 8023

GILFORD: 2-Bedroom Mobile: $600/month plus utilities. On own land. References and Security deposit. No pets. Laundry hookups. 520-5171. GILFORD: Spacious Stonewall Village Condominium, 1,800 sq.ft., 3-bedroom, 2-bath, laundry hookup, no smoking/pets. $1,600/month. 603-556-7788. Gilford: 2 bedroom, 2nd floor. All utilities included. $1,000/Month. No smoking and no dogs 528-5540. GILFORD: 2-bedroom apartment $250/Week. Heat & utilities included. Pets considered. Security & References. 556-7098 GILMANTON1 bedroom apartment with 1.5 baths in nearly new house. Private setting. $850/Month, includes heat/electric, no pets. Available immediately. 435-7089

LACONIA 2 Bedroom Duplex Near Opechee, just remodeled. Garage, full basement, W/D Hook-ups. $800/Month + Security Deposit. No pets/Smoking.

603-520-2319 Laconia 2/3 Bedroom Apartment. Includes heat/hot water. References & deposit. $200/Week. 524-9665

LACONIA 3 Bedroom apt. 2 Bath/ Garage $1,100/ Month + Utilities Spacious & Clean Nice Neighborhood No Pets- References Req. Available December1st

630-2883 LACONIA 3 rooms, one bedrm, 2nd floor, Messer St., $165/week incl heat/electric, $500 security. 524-7793. LACONIA FIRST FLOOR Large 3BR 2 bath apartment. Storage, deck, parking, w/d hookup, no pets, no smokers, sec dep and refs required. $925 per month plus util. 875-2292 LACONIA Large 3 bedroom house, off-street parking, garage, nice yard next to Opechee Park, one bath 2 half-baths, w/d, huge master bedroom, diningroom, sunroom, oil, forced hot air heat, natural gas stove and fireplace, pets allowed, workshop, lots of storage, $250/ week. 603-630-5854. Laconia- 20 X 40 garage/workshop- storage. $350/Month. 603-528-8005

LACONIA VERY large 2BR apartment 1,200 sf. Includes garage, laundry hookups, porch. No pets. $800 +utilities. 603-455-0874 LACONIA(2) 2-Bedrooms; Family neighborhood. Large, clean & bright, washer/dryer hook-ups, parking, porch. $850/Month. References & deposit required. 603-318-5931 Laconia- 150 Messer St. 1 Bedroom, nice yard, parking & utilities included. No pets/No smoking. $700/Month. Call 630-3126 Laconia- 2 bedroom near hospital. 1st floor, washer/dryer hook-up, gas heat, just painted. $150/week + utilities. 293-7937 LACONIA- 3 bedroom house, across Street from Leavitt Park, close to school & beach. Efficient heat with new windows. Covered parking with lockable storage. Security & references required. Pet considered. $1,100. per month + utilities. 937-0157 LACONIA- 3 bedroom house. $1,000/Month + utilities. No pets, references & deposit. 524-9665 LACONIA- Large Rooms for rent. Private bath, heat/hot water, electric, cable, parking included. Free WiFi Internet. $145/week, 603-781-6294 LACONIA- VERY nice 1-bedroom apartment in clean, quiet, secure downtown building. Recently renovated. $175/Week. includes, heat, hot water & electric. 524-3892 or 630-4771 LACONIA- Very nice 2-bedroom apartment on Gale Ave. Finest residential area. Walk to town & beaches. Carpeting, private entrance, garage. $900/Month, includes heat & hot water. 524-3892 or 630-4771 LACONIA-SUNNY large Victorian, 2 bedroom, 2nd floor, kitchen, livingroom, diningroom and den, hardwood floors, tin ceilings, totally redone, $900/ month including heat, 494-4346. LACONIASunny, small 2bedroom, 2nd floor no smoking/dogs $200/Week includes heat/hot water. 455-5569 LACONIA: Beautiful, large 1BR, large living room, hardwood floors, modern kitchen & bath, washer/dryer, Pleasant St. Heat & hot water inlcuded. $775/Month. 528-6885. LACONIA: Gilbert Apartments. Call for available apartments. 524-4428

Apartments with Rental Assistance Available IMMEDIATELY!

LEDGEWOOD ESTATES • Spacious units with a lot of storage area • Low utility costs • On-Site Laundry & Parking • Easy access to I-93 • 24-hour maintenance provided • 2 bedrooms with a 2 person minimum per unit. Rent is based upon 30% of your adjusted income. Call today to see if you qualify, or download an application at:

www.hodgescompanies.com Housing@hodgescompanies.com 603-224-9221 TDD # 1-800-545-1833 Ext. 118 An Equal Opportunity Housing Agent


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For Rent

For Rent

For Rent-Commercial

LACONIA: Single family, freshly painted, 3BR, cozy cape near hospital. Non-smokers. No pets. 1st and last months rent. Landlord and job reference. $1,000/month. Available November 15 or December 1.. Call Bill at 528-3789.

Newly remodeled Weirs Beach First Floor Two 2-Bedrooms Nice, washer/dryer hook-ups. $900/Month, Heat/hot water included, $500/security Call 279-3141.

PRIME RETAIL STOREFRONT#20K Cars/Day; 450SF; $550/month with all Utilities included. 455-0910

LACONIA: 1-bedroom for rent, heat/HW/electric included, no smoking, no pets, security deposit required. $750/month. 528-1685. LACONIA: For Rent/Sale Lakefront townhouse, 2-decks, 2-car garage, 2-bedroom, 2-1/2 bath, tennis/pool. $1,295./Month. Owner financing available. 225-5660

NORTHFIELD: 2 bedroom, 2nd floor, coin-op laundry & storage in basement, $215/week including heat, electric & hot water, 524-1234, www.whitemtrentals.com. NORTHFIELD: 2 bedroom trailer in small park with coin-op laundry on site, $225/week including heat, electric & hot water, 524-1234, www.whitemtrentals.com.

4 Tires, used one winter, Mastercraft 94T 215/60 R15, Glacier Grip II. Paid $425 new, asking $200. 737-2040.

LACONIA: Large 4-bedroom apartment. Second floor, parking. $850 + utilities, security/backgound check required. 603-781-6294.

LACONIA: Sunny & Clean 2nd floor 2-bedroom apartment near downtown. ample parking, heat & water included. coin operated laundry, no pets. $185/week. Security deposit required. (603)267-7949.

LAKEPORT 2 bedroom apartment. 1 1/2 bath, nice view off deck. Heats easily, neat & clean.

No Pets, available 12/1 $850/Month + Utilities

630-2883 Lakeport- Freshly painted big 5-room, 2-bedroom apartment with lake view. Includes washer/ryer, hardwood floors, cabinet kitchen, 2 car parkeint, plowing and landscaping. Huge, bright and sunny master bedroom overlooking lake. $185/Week + 4-week security deposit. No utilities, no dogs, no smoking. Proper I.D., credit check and background check required. Showings on Friday only. Call Rob, 617-529-1838 Large 3 bedroom ground floor apartment. Enclosed sunroom & basement storage. Laundry hook-ups, near hospital $900/Month + Deposit. Credit report & good rental history required. 603-520-6313 or 530-474-1050 MEREDITH CONDO- 2 bedroom 1 1/2 bath, garage. Non-Smoker. Quiet complex. $950/Month + utilities. Plowing, landscape included. 603-455-7591

AMAZING! Beautiful pillowtop matress sets, twin $169, full or queen $249, king $399. See AD under “Furniture”. ROOM in quiet country setting, close to downtown. No unusual persons. Heat, electric, hot water incuded in rent. Room for a vehicle, plus. $425. loladaneo8@yahoo.com

MOVE IN SPECIAL 1 BR at Opechee Gardens, $200 sec dep, $700 a month, no util incl. Call 238-8034 MOVE IN SPECIAL 2+ BR on Baldwin St., $200 sec dep, $650 a month, no util incl. Call 238-8034 MOVE IN SPECIAL 2BR at Opechee Gardens, $200 sec dep, $750 a month, no util incl. Call 238-8034 MOVE IN SPECIAL 2BR on Dyer St., $200 sec dep, $775 a month, townhouse style, w/d hookup, full basement, no util incl. Call 238-8034 MEREDITH: Room for Rent,.

Bathroom Vanity- Lowe's 42” Insignia Ridgefield style in vanilla. Six drawers, center cabinet, white molded top with brushed nickel faucet. $350. 603-528-2880

TAMWORTH- raised ranch 3 bedroom, 2 bath, $1200 plus security, references required. Tenant pays heat and utilities. Large wooded lot, one mile Village, great School K-8. Owner (603)323-7065.

Custom Glazed Kitchen Cabinets. Solid maple, never installed. May add/subtract to fit kitchen. Cost $6,000 sacrifice $1,750. 833-8278

TILTON- (Winnisqaum area) 2 bedroom, 2 bath mobile home located in small 55+ park. No pets, newly painted, all appliances. $750.00 per month plus security deposit - utilities not included. 528-1463 or 524-6162

IRON Man elliptical trainer- Almost new! Originally $850 asking $300. Weed Wacker $50. Original Asian artwork prints. Signed and professionally framed. Many other art selections available. 603-528-7776

WAREHOUSE/SPACE Up to 4,000 sq. ft. available with on-site office on busy Rte. 3 in Tilton. Seasonal or long term. Relocate your business or rent a spot for your toys. 603-387-6827 WATERFRONT Townhouse Southdown Shores. 2 bedroom, 2-1/2 bath, $1,150/ month, + Utilities. (617) 254-3395. WATERFRONT Winter Rental: 3-Bedroom, 2-Bath home washer/ dryer/dishwasher. Weirs Blvd., Laconia/Weirs. $800/month. +utilities. 393-0458. WINNISQUAM: Small efficiency and a cottage including heat, hot water & lights. $150-$175/week. $400 deposit. Also 2BR single family house, $1,150/month, includes all utilities. $1,150 deposit. No pets. 387-3864.

WINTER RENTAL CEDAR LODGE Weirs Beach, Open Year Round ... Studios, 1-bedroom or 2-bedroom condos starting at $575 per month. Please call Wendy at 366-4316.

Meredith- Beautiful 1 bedroom in the country. Monitor heat, yard. No smoking/pets. $700/month. 286-8740 MOULTONBOROUGH 1BR $775/month; Includes heat, hot water, electricity, cn-site laundry. Security & references required, no pets. 393-8245

For Sale 2 Merchandise Spinner Racks $25 each. 2 Oval 3-tier display tables $75 each. Call 603-435-8812 or stop by at 369 Union Avenue, Laconia, NH 2000 toyota corolla/manual, 121K good condition, new tires, runs but needs engine work. $800 603-293-4423

LACONIA: Large 2-bedroom apartment. Second floor, parking. $800 + utilities, security/backgound check required. 603-781-6294.

LACONIA: NICE 3 bedroom apartment. Clean, quiet, newly renovated, near park, short walk to town and schools. $1,000/month. Heat & hot water, Snow removal included. Washer & Dryer hookups, pets welcome. Call 524-0703.

WAREHOUSE/SPACE Up to 4,000 sq. ft. available with on-site office on busy Rte. 3 in Tilton. Seasonal or long term. Relocate your business or rent a spot for your toys. 603-387-6827

For Rent-Commercial

Laconia-O’Shea Industrial Park 72 Primrose Drive •10,000 Sq, Ft. WarehouseManufacturing. $5,800.00 • 3,000 Sq. Ft. Office Space $2,800.00 • 3,340 Sq. Ft. WarehouseManufacturing $1,800.00

FHA Heat/AC 3 Phase Power 72 Primrose Drive, Laconia

ELECTRIC Wheelchair: Never used, many extras, $1,500. 524-2877.

For Sale Eli!s Attic 355 Central St. Franklin 603-630-9664

For Sale

Furniture

PARADIGM Home Audio/Theater: Full range tower speakers, model #Studio 100v.3, mint, 5-years old, $1,400. 496-8639.

Why Buy New When Quality Used is Available? Something for everyone. Toys, baby and house furniture. Clothes, newborn through adult, small appliances, household and knick knack!s, seasonal items and collectibles. New winter hours; Wed, Thurs. Fri.and Sat 10:00 am-6:00 pm. ENERGYSTAR Whirlpool Washer, new and older Maytag dryer comes with hookups and paperwork. Both for $350. In Laconia 808-772-9212.

PORTABLE GARAGE: 12x20x8 feet (new), heavy duty steel frame, all weather cover. $399. 603-520-1607.

GREEN FIREWOOD: CUT not split $140, cut & split $185/cord. Seasoned firewood $250. 1/2 cords available. Also, logging, landclearing & tree work (All phases). 393-8416

Reduced Factory Inventory 30x36 – Reg. $15,850 Now $12,600. 36x58– Reg. $21,900 Now $18,800. Source# 1IB, 866-609-4321

IBM Laptop $120, Dell Computer System $85, IBM Server $140, HiWatts Receiver $45. 524-6815

UPRIGHT freezer 8.7 cu. ft. $25. Oak Couch table $30. 2-oak end tables $25/each. 524-4497

Kubota Tractor with bucket- Model B8200 4WD, Diesel, 19 HP, Hydrostatic. Excellent condition, low hours. Includes canopy. $7,000. 524-1583

Womens Dansko tall brown boot size 10. Only worn a few times. $100. Womens Sketcher boot, brown, size 10. $25. Clothing sizes 24, 26 & 28. Great deals! 524-8306

LACONIA MOVING SALE- Furniture, small appliances, lamps, crystal, toys, weight equipment, etc. By appointment, 715-0523 LAPTOP computers 14” Compaq Boralis wi-fi $160 each, Air purifier $100, fryilator etc. 603-581-2259 Moving out of state: Proform Exercise Bike $50, Computer Desk $50, 2-wood book cases $20, 4-drawer filing cabinet $25. many items have to go! 520-6239 NAPOLEON WOODSTOVE: Glass front door, sits on 4 legs. Used four winters. $600. 603-809-9944

AMAZING! Beautiful Queen or Full-size mattress set, Luxury Firm European Pillow-top style, Fabulous back & hip support, Factory sealed-new 10Yr. warranty. Cost $1095, sell $249. Can deliver

Dining room set- Espresso, 59” X 36 ” rectangular. 6-matching chairs, faux leather seat/back. $450. 524-8306

Free

Steel Buildings

WURLITZER console piano with bench, model 2760, excellent cond., $600. 253-7079

Found

FREE Pickup for your unwanted, useful item garages, automobiles, etc. estates cleaned out and yardsale items. (603)930-5222. T&B Appliance Removal. Appliances & AC’s removed free of charge if outside. Please call (603)986-5506.

Help Wanted

BMW Technician Busy, independent shop requires qualified BMW Technician for expanding service department.

Send resumes to

YELLOW LAB- OLD, Call NH Humane Society to identify. 524-8236

Furniture 5-piece solid oak queen bedroom suite $1,000. Dan 520-6239

germanmotorsports@metrocast.net

524-5016 ebay LISTER NEEDED. Excellent computer skills & experience with EBay necessary. Great pay for the right person. Apply in person 570 Union Ave., Laconia

OIL & PROPANE CO., INC.

SEASONAL TRUCK DRIVER Fred Fuller Oil & Propane Co., Inc. has an immediate opening for a truck driver to make heating oil deliveries. Qualified candidates must have a valid CDL with applicable endorsements and meet all DOT requirements. Please contact:

Fred Fuller Oil & Propane Co., Inc. 64 Primrose Drive N. Laconia, NH 03246 603-524-1421


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Help Wanted CROSS INSURANCE has an opening in our Moultonborough NH office in our personal lines department. Applicant must have 3-5 years of personal lines experience for consideration. A current NH agent's license would be a significant plus. Compensation is commensurate with experience and industry accomplishments. Please forward your resume by email to minfinger@crossagency.com. EXPERIENCED real estate salesperson for small Tilton office, P & C license a plus, terms negotiable, call Dave 603-630-6178. PART-TIME LNA Wanted: Reliable, dependable, mature, compassionate, patient for care of elderly woman, Saturdays 9am-7pm, and on call. Salary based on experience. jntlzbth@yahoo.com

Help Wanted Positions Starting at $15/Hour For Storm Pay

BELKNAP LANDSCAPE COMPANY is hiring numerous temporary, on-call positions for its Snow Removal Division to include: Equipment Operators, Route Leaders & Shovelers. Prior experience in snow removal a plus. Must be dependable & flexible. All applicants must be at least 18 years of age, have a valid drivers license & reliable transportation, able to lift heavy objects, able to work long shifts and able to get to work on time during snowstorms. All applicants will be required to pass a pre-employment drug screen & physical. Apply in Person to: Belknap Landscape Co., Inc., 25 Country Club Rd, Unit 302, Gilford, NH 03249. Phone: (603) 528-2798 Or via Fax: (603) 528-2799 email: rblackey@belknaplandscape.com

WINTER/ FALL RUSH

Permanent and holiday season help. Start immediately. Due to fall/ holiday season our company is experiencing a massive product demand opening various positions in all departments and must be filled this week. No experience required. Must be at least 18. Positions available: Customer Service/ set up and display/ appointment setting/ sales and marketing. Call today for immediate interview (603)822-0219. Or text anytime (603)930-8450.

Land LAND FOR SALE: Belmont, 3 acre lots, dry land with rolling terrain and good gravel soils, $54,900 & $59,900. Also Gilford, 1 1/4 acre lots, level and dry land, located just over the Laconia line. $79,900. Owner/broker, 524-1234.

Mobile Homes New 14’ Wides

Services

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$35 Acupuncture Treatments Discover the pain-relieving, stress-reducing benefits of Acupuncture. Fully clothed, one-hour private acupuncture treatments at the Sol Acupuncture office in Meredith, $35 until June 2012. Call Heidi Eberhardt, Licensed Acupuncturist at 617-894-0178 for more information and to make an appointment.

LOW PRICE ~ QUALITY WORK

Rightway Plumbing and Heating

From $25,995. or $1,300 down 240 @ $195 Apr 7%

Over 20 Years Experience

Double Wides From $49,995 Modular Cape $62,995 2 Story $79,995

Fully Insured. License #3647

Call 393-4949

M.A. SMITH ELECTRIC: Quality work for any size electrical job. Licensed-Insured, Free estimates/ 603-455-5607

Over 15 homes on display, worth the trip! WWW.CM-H.Com Open Daily & Sunday

Meridian Stretching

Camelot Homes Rt. 3 Tilton, NH

Motorcycles

COMPLETE PROPERTY

2000 Harley Davidson, Ultra Classic, metallic green & black, new motor, many accessories, asking $7950 Paul 603-752-5519.

Buy • Sell • Trade www.motoworks.biz

(603)447-1198. Olson’s Moto Works, RT16 Albany, NH.

MOTORCYCLE STORAGE Store your bike in a heated and secure building in Laconia. $100 for season (now to June 1st). Space is limited. Call Rick at 491-9058 for 273-0215.

MARINE MECHANIC

Recreation Vehicles

Shep Brown's Boat Basin a Premier Full Service Marina has an immediate opening for a full time, year round marine mechanic. Mercruiser and Mercury certifications are preferred but not required. Competitive pay plan, vacation & health benefits are available. Must be self motivated, organized and have a great attitude.

1999 Forest River 27 ft. Travel Trailer. $5,600. 361-3801

Please e-mail your resume to service@shepbrowns.com or call Stephen Hinchey, Service Manager at 603-279-4573

GILFORD 3 Bedroom, large garage, large yard, $220,000. Owner Financing. Must put 10% down. 393-5756. Available in 30 days.

CHINOOKA classic motorhome. 21’, timeless design. Sleeps 2. Garaged, nearly mint. 58,600 miles. Photos and info at: RVonline.com under “1991 Chinook”. $12,250. (603)367-8753.

Real Estate

LAKE LOT for exchange. Will trade up for commercial property Equity credit. 207-754-1047

MAINTENANCE Plowing • Shoveling Lawn Care Now Scheduling Fall Cleanups BASIC housekeeping, personal care, for disabled and the elderly. Registered LNA. Reasonable rates. 387-0476

273-5139

Open your body for optimum health with this Japanese-style yoga using the 12-main meridians used in Acupuncture. Gentle, joint-opening exercises plus meridian stretch sequence following the breath. One hour class $5, Thursdays at 11:00 in Gilford. Learn a 15-minute sequence you can do at home. Call Heidi Eberhardt, Licensed Acupuncturist at 617-894-0178, for more information and to make an appointment.

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

Our Customers Don!t get Soaked!

528-3531 Major credit cards accepted

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

Slow computer? We can help! Get rid of viruses, malware, and bloatware that are slowing your computer. Call 393-4808 for a free


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Yard Sale CHRISTMAS GARAGE SALE 87 Belknap St. Laconia. Saturday, Nov. 12, 8am-3pm. CHRISTMAS trees, CHRISTMAS ornaments, CHRISTMAS decorations, CHRISTMAS plush toys, CHRISTMAS lights, CHRISTMAS garlands, everything CHRISTMAS.

SNOWPLOWING MEREDITH AREA Reliable & Insured

Michael Percy

677-2540

Laconia- Inside Yard Sale-Faith Pointe Church 1206 Old North Main St. Saturday, 8am-1pm. Antiques, collectibles, tools, furniture & household items.

MEREDITH Large Indoor Yard Sale. Saturday, 9am-2pm. Kitchen and housewares, gifts, toys, clothes and much more. Red barn at back of 50 Reservoir Road.

MOVING SALE Fri. Sat. & Sun. 9:00am - 6:00pm 264 Black Brook Rd.Sanbornton

524-1583 Outdoor furniture, outdoor swings, water accessories, brass fireplace screen, kitchen/ dinette set, picnic table and benches, self-propelled Kubota lawnmower, comb. leaf blower and vacuum self-propelled, portable ac, much more! SATURDAY Nov 12, 9am - 1pm this is a pre-moving sale - all must go. 12 Yasmin Drive in Gilford. Indoor and outdoor kids toys, tools, building materials. Something for everyone!

Home Care Snowmobiles 2002 Polaris ProX 440, 1400 mi, mint cond., $2000 obo. Call Bill, 744-3300

FIFTEEN YEARS EXPERIENCE. LNA background, help with activities of daily living. Flexible hours and overnights. References available. 387-7629

“Don’t Move, Improve” General Contractor: New Homes & Additions Excavating: Demolition, Foundations, Septic Systems & More Fine Interior Finish Work 27 years in business Meredith, NH • 603-279-7929 www.gettyconstruction.com

New corporators elected at Laconia Savings Bank LACONIA — Laconia Savings Bank is proud to announce the election of two new Corporators, H. Edmund “Ed” Bergeron and Edward “Ted” Hoyt. Bergeron has been the pesident of H.E. Bergeron Engineers, Inc. located in North Conway, for the past 37 years. He is committed to the community through volunteering his time with organizations such as the Mt. Washington Observatory, the North Country Camera Club, Eastern Slopes Airport Authority, Mount Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce and the UNH College of Engineering Advisory Board. He earned his Bachelor’s degree from UNH and later went on to receive his MBA from Plymouth State University. He resides in North Conway with his wife Kathleen. Hoyt, has owned and operated Purity Springs CALENDAR from page 22

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12 Taco dinner served at the Gilmanton Community Church on Rte. 107. To benefit Helping Hands Near and Far — global and local efforts to combat hunger. $5 per person ($4 with a item for the community food pantry. Adult dance at the Laconia Elks Club on Rte. 11-A in Gilford to benefit Laconia Youth Football & Cheer Association. 7 p.m. to midnight. $5 admission. Artisan Show at Canterbury Shaker Village. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free. Featuring works from some of the area’s most talented artists and craftsman. Shop for unique handcrafted gifts including baskets, soaps, photography, art, textiles, hand woven items, wooden ware, pottery, jewelry, paper goods, and specialty foods! In addition, the New Hampshire Furniture Masters Association will be holding their annual holiday sale featuring their 2011 collection. Pancake breakfast hosted by Mt. Prospect Lodge #69 in Holderness. 8 to 11 a.m. in the Squam Valley Masonic Build-

Nature’s view opeN house Saturday 11/12, 12:00 - 3:00 pm

98 Nature’s View Dr., Laconia. Contract now to build the popular Cape I or Cape II model on your choice of lots. Cape I at 1919 sqft.; 3 BRs, 3 baths, 2 car gar., front porch, 1st floor master, sun room, deck, priced from $239,900 on a few choice lots with city water & sewer. Cape II w/ 2374 sqft. starting at $259,900 on a few choice lots. Nature’s View is located off Elm St. Laconia to Mass. Ave. to North CApE I - fACSIMILE St. to Nature’s View Drive.

www.rocherealty.com (603) 528-0088 (603) 279-7046

Resort located in Madison, for the past 40 years. He volunteers his time to various organizations such as the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, the town of Eaton and the NH Water Council. He earned his Bachelor’s degree from UNH and later went on to take classes at the University of Southern Maine where he earned his CPA license. He resides in Center Ossipee with his wife Bobbi. Laconia Savings Bank, founded in 1831, provides deposit, lending and wealth management services to families and businesses throughout New Hampshire. With 19 community offices within the state and assets exceeding $1 billion, Laconia Savings Bank is the largest independent bank in New Hampshire.

ing on Rte. 3. Proceeds to benefit Community Caregivers. Belknap Range trail maintenance work day with Hal Graham and the BRATTS. Volunteers will meet in the upper parking lot on Carriage Road in Gilford at 8:30 a.m. Bring lunch, water and gloves. Tools will be provided. New volunteers always welcome. For more information contact Hal or Peg Graham at halpeg76@metrocast.net or call 386-3506. Al-Anon Meeting at the Lakes Region General Hospital in Laconia. 8 to 9:15 p.m. each Saturday in the firstfloor conference room. Al-Anon offers hope and help to families of alcoholics. No dues or fees. All are welcome. Call 645-9518. 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 mark@trinitytilton.org. Climbing wall open at the Meredith Community Center. 5:30 to 7 p.m. $3 per child and $5 per adult. Adult dodgeball play (18+) at the Meredith Community Center. 7 to 9 p.m. $1 per session. Oranament making at the Meredith Public Library for the Festival of Trees. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Create one for the festival and another to take home. Craft supplies set out in the Children’s Room. For children of all ages.

Pine Gardens Manufactured Homes Sales & Park

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Office: (603) 267-8182 Fax: (603) 267-6621 Route 140E, 3 miles on right from Exit 20, off I-93.

Visit: www.nationalmultilist.com For New & Used Listings


Meredith Village Bank’s calendar now available MEREDITH — Meredith Village Savings Bank’s 2012 Community Calendar, featuring the work of talented local photographers, is now available, free of charge, at any of the bank’s 11 offices throughout the Lakes Region. Images were selected from the bank’s calendar photo contest, and chosen through “blind judging” where the identities of the photographers are unknown to the selection committee. The resulting calendar features captivating photography from 10 amateur and professional photographers who live in or have ties to the Lakes Region. • Joan Coburn of Gilford. • Lydia Eaton of Center Harbor • Matthew Fassett of Alton Bay

• Joan Forge of Moultonborough • Tara Gruner of Concord • Dennis Miller of Sugar Land, Texas • Elizabeth Morin of Moultonborough • Sara Ramsdell of Concord • Alfred Simensen of North Woodstock • Susan O. Warren of Brookfield To pick up your copy of the 2012 Photo Contest Community Calendar, visit any of the bank’s 11 locations. Customers spending the winter out of state may request a copy of the calendar at their winter address by calling (800) 922-6872 or sending a note using the online contact form at www.mvsb.com.

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The 2012 Meredith Village Savings Bank Community Calendar includes this photograph from Alfred Simensen of North Woodstock. (Courtesy photo)

We don’t just list your property…we sell it!! 208 DW Highway, Meredith, NH 603-279-0079 423 Main Street, Laconia, NH 603-527-8200

www.baysidenh.net CAREFREE LIVING. Comfortable 2 bdrm home in a great park between Concord & Laconia. 2 yr. old heating system and a large, level lot with a 14 x 16 shed with electric. Monthly fee includes water, sewer, road maintenance, trash and snow removal from your driveway. $29,900 Travis Cole 455-0855 PLENTY OF ROOM! 14 room home has 2 family rooms, 2 decks, level backyard, game room, & a private suite for your guests with its own kitchen. Boat down Shannon Brook to the “Big Lake” & enjoy all Balmoral amenities - boat launch, beach, tennis, playground & club house. $399,900 Steve Banks 387-6607

3-UNIT MULTI-FAMILY on a nice, quiet street, close to schools & shopping. 1st floor one bedroom, second & third floors are 2 bedroom units. Plenty of parking, low maintenance exterior with new roof and paint.Efficient natural gas fuel. Excellent rental history. $160,000 Jane Angliss 630-547

FRESH AND READY. Well maintained 3 bdrm/3 bath home close to Gunstock & Winnipesaukee. Open concept with hardwood floors, custom kitchen, master suite, large outside decks, family room and a cozy gas-fired heating stove. Off a quiet cul-de-sac with plenty of yard space. $219,900 Rob Wichland 387-7069

ONE LEVEL LIVING in one of the best locations in Meredith. On 2 1/2 acres less than 1 mile to downtown yet it feels like you are in the woods. One level, 3 BR, 2 1/2 bath home in such a pleasant setting with lots of wildlife. Great use of space, originally built for a handicap owner. $287,500 Chris Kelly 677-2182

INVESTMENT PROPERTY. 2 buildings include residential & commercial units. One building has two 2-bdrm apartments and a 2bdrm penthouse. 6 unit building has four 2-bdrm units & two 1-bdrm units. City w/s, ample parking, much work done some projects remain. Far below assessment at $409,000. Chris Kelly 677-2182

Center Harbor Office 32 Whittier Hwy Center Harbor, NH 03226 (603) 253-4345

Laconia Office 348 Court St Laconia, NH 03246 (603) 524-2255

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E-mail: info@cumminsre.com 61 Liscomb Circle, Gilford, NH 03249

PEMIGEWASSET RIVER. 6 +/- acres with 220’ of river frontage and 297’ of road access. Town-maintained road, potential views and logging. Excellent location close to all Lakes Region amenities, I-93, and between Newfound & Winnipesaukee. $114,900 Debbie Tarlentino 491-5404

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Water Access, Boat Launch And Sandy Beach!! Possible Dock Per Wait List.. And This Cute Little Lake Community Yearround Ranch. Two Bedrooms, Fully Appl’d With Air Conditioner.. Walk To Amenities..

WELCOME TO MOUNTAIN VIEW

A Beautiful 55+ Retirement Community In West Franklin. Gorgeous Landscape & Mtn Views!! 1320 Sf Dble Wide Manufactured Home Offers 2 Lg Bedrms, 2 Baths, Lg Closets, Open Concept, Fully Appl, Central Air And Attached Garage. Immaculate!!

$124,000

Great Condtion!! And Just $125,000 For This Charming 7 Rm, 4 Bedrm 1.5 Bath New England Home. Big 3 Season Screen Porch Overlooks Paugus Bay And Marina. Heated Workshop.. Charming Kitchen.. It’s Really Nice!!

On Lake Winnipesaukee.. Reduced $100,000 From Original Price!! Now $499,000… Close To The Waters Edge And Built In 2004.. Spacious Waterfront Contemporary.. 8 Rms, 4 Brs And 3 Baths. 69’ Of Sandy Shorefront, Beach And 30’ Dock. Sweeping Views

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Gilford $256,000

Enjoy the views of Gunstock Ski trails while sitting in a toasty living room from this open concept home w/ updates. #4105393

Rose Cook 581-2854

This Antique Gambrel Boasts 4500 Sf Of Living Space With It’s 5+ Bedrms, 3 Baths, Remodeled Craftmans Kitchen, Elegant Formal Dining, Den, Library, Hardwood Floors, Tin Ceilings, 3 Fireplaces And 3 Car Garage. There’s A Ground Level In Law Apt, Perfect For Grannys Or Nannys!! Wrap Porch..Plus More!! $350,000

Finally A Place At The Lake!! 50’ Of Lake Winnisquam Shoreline, Feet To Open Water. Dock And Beautifully Landscaped. Pristine Condition Inside & Out. The Decorating Is Charming!! 3 Bedrms, 1.5 Baths, Gas Fireplace, Vinyl Windows, Hardwood Floors, Deck And 2 Car Garage. All The Bells And Whistles!!

$324,000

$49,000.. Beautiful 2.2 Acre Sanbornton Lot.. Partially Cleared And Ready To Go! Reduced.. Tenney Mtn Highway In Plymouth.. Busy Retail Corridor.. 4 Commercial Acres, 10 Units, Wonderful 4 Story Barn Mountain Views.. Call For Details $699,000

Pittsfield $249,900

Single floor living at its best w/ this new Ranch style home featuring 3 BR, 2 BA & 2 car attached garage. #4077584

Shelly Brewer 581-2879

Moultonboro - $2,750,000

Custom built Adirondack on over 2ac of land with 200’ WF on Squam Lake. Well appointed gourmet kitchen. #2820184

Mary Goyette: 603-253-4345

Laconia $249,900

Great in-town property zoned commercial, but could be spacious single family & have 2BR apt. for income. #4083738

Judy McShane 581-2800

Laconia $217,000

Spotless 3 BR condo in desirable Golf Village offers pleasant views of the pond & 13th fairway of Laconia Country Club. #4071806

Kathleen Holoubek 581-2821

Center Harbor - $295,000

Great home with lots of charm & many new updates. Large 39x40ft barn/garage. Surrounded by pastures. #4058853

Ron Burton: 603-253-4345

Belmont $249,900

Antique Cape complete w/ separate apartment, barn & old school house on 30 Acres. #4091519

Kathy McLellan 581-2821 or Nancy LeRoy 581-2830

Gilford - $155,000

Cute chalet style home at the base of Gunstock. Many recent upgrades. Large deck with views of the mountain. #4105177

Ellen Mulligan: 603-253-4345

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623 Union Avenue, Laconia, NH • 603-524-0770 or 1-800-226-8467 Showroom Hours: Mon., Tues., Wed. & Fri. 8:00-7:00pm Thurs. 8:00-8:00pm • Sat. 8:00-5:00pm Sales Department Now Located In Our Certified Used Vehicle Center. ALL DEPARTMENTS 100% OPEN DURING CONSTRUCTION.

We’re Always Open At CANTINS.COM Not responsible for typographical errors. Photos for illustration purposes only. All payments based on 3.9% APR with $3,000 cash or trade equity downpayment. Subject to credit approval. 0% APR on select models in lieu of mfr. rebate. Offers subject to change without notice. Current offer expires 11/30/11.


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