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BELMONT — The suspension of simulcast wagering on thoroughbred, harness and greyhound racing at The Lodge at Belmont will punch a buttonhole in this town’s budget as well as a pinprick in state revenues. As a licensed parimutuel operator, The Lodge is required to pay the town a fee for each day it takes wagers. The fee is

LACONIA — The Laconia Parks and Recreation Commission has created three draft proposals for instituting facility user fees that, if enacted, could increase the operating costs of many youth and non-profits, including the School District’s sports programs. Proposals, developed for consideration at

a Nov. 2 workshop, would charge youth programs, School District programs, charities and concessionaires either $10 per hour for the use of city facilities or $10 per participant, per sport. “These options are not necessarily what I feel are the best plan for the fees,” wrote Parks and Recreation Director Kevin Dunleavy in an Oct. 19 email to all five members of the commission.

“In my opinion, there are some distinct inequities with some of the options. But, I wanted to create a starting point that will allow us to formulate a plan that is as equitable, effective and easy to manage,” Dunleavy continued. User fees have long been a topic of discussion for the Department of Parks and Recreation. Dunleavy said earlier in the fall see PARK FEES page 9

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With help from crossing guard Cori Smith, Alicia St. John walks her grandson Zackery home from first grade at Woodland Heights Elementary School. St. John said traffic moves too quickly in the area of the school and has set out on a one-woman crusade to address the concern. (Laconia Daily Sun photo/Adam Drapcho)


LACONIA — Drivers going too fast for the conditions is a complaint many pedestrians have made. Alicia St. John, though, is trying to do something about it. St. John, a resident of High Street, walks her energetic grandson Zackery to and from Woodland Heights Elementary School every day and said she’s become shocked at the way many drivers travel along High Street and especially Winter Street Exten-


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year, she said she’s had two “close calls” crossing the street with Zackery. That’s enough for her, as they now avoid Winter Street Extension and walk along a popular path through a wooded area to get to school. That’s her short-term solution but she’s simultaneously trying to see what can be done to change the culture of speeding around the school. Earlier this year, after bringing her concern to a police officer, a mobile radar sign, see SPEEDING page 10

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U.S. campaign in Afghanistan now as long as Soviet slog KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Soviet Union couldn’t win in Afghanistan, and now the United States is about to have something in common with that futile campaign: nine years, 50 days. On Friday, the U.S.-led coalition will have been fighting in this South Asian country for as long as the Soviets did in their humbling attempt to build up a socialist state. The two invasions had different goals — and dramatically different body counts — but whether they have significantly different outcomes remains to be seen. What started out as a quick war on Oct. 7, 2001, by the U.S. and its allies to wipe out al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden and the Taliban has instead turned into a long and slogging campaign. Now about 100,000 NATO troops are fighting a burgeoning insurgency while trying to support and cultivate a nascent democracy. A Pentagon-led assessment released ear-

lier this week described the progress made since the United States injected 30,000 more troops into Afghanistan earlier this year as fragile. The top U.S. military commander in Afghanistan, Gen. David Petraeus, has said NATO’s core objective is to ensure that Afghanistan “is never again a sanctuary to al-Qaida or other transnational extremists that it was prior to 9/11.” He said the only way to achieve that goal is “to help Afghanistan develop the ability to secure and govern itself. Now not to the levels of Switzerland in 10 years or less, but to a level that is good enough for Afghanistan.” To reach that, there is an ongoing effort to get the Taliban to the negotiating table. President Hamid Karzai has set up a committee to try to make peace, and the military hopes its campaign will help force the insurgents to seek a deal.

When the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan on Dec. 27, 1979, its stated goal was to transform Afghanistan into a modern socialist state. The Soviets sought to prop up a communist regime that was facing a popular uprising, but left largely defeated on Feb. 15, 1989. In 1992, the pro-Moscow government of Mohammad Najibullah collapsed and U.S.-backed rebels took power. The Taliban eventually seized Kabul after a violent civil war that killed thousands more. It ruled with a strict interpretation of Islamic law until it was ousted by the U.S.-led invasion. Nader Nadery, an Afghan analyst who has studied the Soviet and U.S. invasions, said “the time may be the same” for the two conflicts, “but conditions are not similar.” More than a million civilians died as Soviet forces propping up the government of Babrak Karmal waged a massive war against anti-communist mujahedeen forces.

YEONPYEONG ISLAND, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s president ordered more troops to a front-line island and dumped his defense minister Thursday as the country grappled with lapses in its response to a deadly North Korean artillery strike. In scenes reminiscent of the Korean War 60 years ago, dazed residents of Yeonpyeong island foraged through blackened rubble for pieces of their lives and lugged their possessions down eerily deserted streets strewn with bent metal after Tues-

day’s hail of artillery. The barrage darkened skies, set off fierce blazes, killed four South Koreans and raised fears of an escalation that could lead to full-scale war. “It was a sea of fire,” resident Lee In-ku said, recalling the flames that rolled through the streets of this island that is home to military bases as well as a fishing community famous for its catches of crab. The spit of land is just seven miles (11 kilometers) from North Korea, but had only six pieces of artillery. Despite warnings from North Korea

that any new provocation would be met with more attacks, Washington and Seoul pushed ahead with plans for military drills starting Sunday involving a nuclear-powered U.S. aircraft carrier in waters south of this week’s skirmish. The exercises will likely anger the North — the regime cited South Korean drills this week as the impetus behind its attack — but the president said the South could little afford to abandon such preparation now. “We should not ease our sense of crisis in see KOREA page 4

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A group of downtown Laconia merchants and well-wishers gathered in Rotary Riverside Park on Nov. 12 to dedicate a sundial in the honor of Warren Clement, who retired earlier this year after operating the downtown Sundial Shop for nearly 40 years. A group of Clement’s friends chipped into pay for the bronze sundial and engraved granite pedestal on which it sits. Pat Wood said the tribute was meant to “honor a person who has meant a lot to the city, the area, the downtown and all of us.” Among Clement’s many contributions to his adopted community is the park itself, as he played a critical role in converting the site from a small, asphalt parking lot into a showcase parkland. (Laconia Daily Sun photo/Adam Drapcho)

KOREA from page 2 preparation for the possibility of another provocation by North Korea,” spokesman Hong Sang-pyo quoted President Lee Myung-bak as saying. “A provocation like this can recur any time.” Washington and Seoul also ratcheted up pressure on China, North Korea’s main ally and biggest benefactor, to restrain Pyongyang. Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao responded by calling on all sides to show “maximum restraint” and pushed again to restart the six-nation talks aimed at persuading North Korea to dismantle its nuclear programs in exchange for aid. Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi, meanwhile, canceled a trip to Seoul this week. The heightened inter-Korean animosity is taking place as North Korea undergoes a delicate transition of power from leader Kim Jong Il to his son Kim Jong Un, who is in his late 20s and is expected to eventually succeed his ailing father. On Thursday, Lee accepted his

after lawmakers lashed out at the government, claiming officials were unprepared for Tuesday’s attack and that the military response was too slow. Even those in Lee’s ruling party demanded the dismissal of Defense Minister Kim Tae-young. At an emergency meeting in Seoul, Lee ordered reinforcements for about 4,000 troops on tense Yellow Sea islands, top-level weaponry and upgraded rules of engagement that would create a new category of response when civilian areas are targeted. Skirmishes between the Korean militaries are not uncommon, but North Korea’s heavy bombardment of Yeonpyeong Island was the first naval skirmish since the Korean War to kill civilians. South Korean troops returned fire and scrambled fighter jets in response, but two South Korean marines and two construction workers were killed and at least 18 others wounded. South Korea has said casualties on the North Korean side were likely significant, but none were immediately reported

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Debate on as to whether Palin is presidential contender or pretender DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Sarah Palin, the telegenic Republican who exasperates and delights voters about equally, is dropping ever more hints of a presidential bid, including a visit Saturday to the key state of Iowa. The official purpose of her trip to suburban Des Moines is to promote her new book, “America by Heart: Reflections on Family, Faith and Flag.” But Democratic and Republican insiders will search for every possible hint of whether she will seek the nomination to challenge President Barack Obama in 2012. Palin, the former Alaska governor and 2008 vice presidential nominee, has fed such speculation in recent days. She told ABC’s Barbara Walters she thinks she could beat Obama, adding, “I’m looking at the lay of the land now.” In a separate interview, Obama told Walters, “I don’t think about Sarah Palin.” He added that Palin has “a strong base of support in the Republican Party, and I respect those skills.” Palin will attend a second booksigning event next week in Iowa, which holds the nation’s first presidential caucuses in 13 months. Some political pros suspect it’s a tease, a way for Palin to keep drawing big crowds to her lucrative TV show and books while avoiding the nittygritty work of organizing a national campaign, wooing hard-to-impress caucus voters and raising millions of dollars. Others warn against underestimating her ambition or her ability to snatch the GOP nomination from a dozen men who covet it. “She may run away with it, and that’s something everybody has to be prepared for,” said Mike Huckabee, who won the 2008 Iowa Republican caucus. He is weighing another presidential run, and some feel he wants to set high expectations for a possible rival. While Palin’s fans are loyal and legion, the prospect of her running for president alarms some Republicans. They think Palin is too polarizing and

too inexperienced to defeat Obama, even if Republicans in general can maintain the momentum of their powerful performance in this month’s midterm elections. Her foreign policy gaffe Wednesday kept the question alive. She declared on Glenn Beck’s syndicated radio show that the United States has to stand with “our North Korean allies” in connection with tensions on the Korean Peninsula. Her mistake was quickly corrected by her host. But it drew immediate fire from liberal bloggers who cited it as an example of her lack of foreign policy expertise. Newspapers in Asia and Europe echoed the criticism. The Times of India says Palin “did it again,” while London’s Daily Mail says she “may want to brush up on her geography.” The conservative U.S. website The Weekly Standard came to Palin’s defense, pointing out that “she correctly identified North Korea as our enemy literally eight seconds before the mix-up.” At home, polls show voters deeply divided over Palin. A recent AP-GfK poll found that 46 percent of Americans view her favorably while 49 percent hold an unfavorable view. The portion holding a “very unfavorable” view heavily outweighs those with a “very favorable” view. In the poll, 79 percent of selfdescribed Republicans said they like Palin. That suggests she might do well in GOP primaries, although she has some work to do in Iowa. In exit polls of Iowa Republicans who voted this month, 21 percent said they’d like to see Huckabee win the 2012 caucus. Another 21 percent named Mitt Romney, and 18 percent picked Palin. Palin has given mixed signals about her intentions. She recently granted interviews to ABC and The New York Times, even as she vowed not to speak again with CBS News anchor Katie Couric, whose 2008 interview left Palin seemingly unable or unwilling see PALIN page 13


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This is just about raising money Most Americans dislike classwarfare talk aimed at rich people. It does not follow that they don’t want the wealthiest among us to pay more taxes. Polls show they do. That puts Democrats in the mainstream on such matters. But Democrats still need a sophisticated way to discuss this, one that does not rely on simple-minded formulations pitting a “greedy rich” against an “oppressed poor.” The angry electorate that just gave Democrats a beating — largely middle class, largely white — feels besieged by what it perceives as a freeloading lower class. And many think of the poor as dark people having children out of wedlock, living off food stamps, spending years on welfare and otherwise draining the productive members of society, that is, themselves. There’s little point in calling these folks racist. Some surely are, but one doesn’t have to be racially biased to feel uneasy at the sight of so many minority 16-year-olds with big bellies and no prospect of marriage pushing strollers through the mall. True, the “baby mama” phenomenon is growing in white America, as well — look at Bristol Palin’s starstudded single motherhood — but it’s become the norm in many black and Hispanic communities. Our post-industrial economy no longer accommodates high school dropouts, and one of the biggest drags on educational achievement is a chaotic family life. Not recognizing the culture-driven causes of poverty is intellectually dishonest and alienates middle-class voters coping with their own economic anxieties. As for the rich, liberals too often buy into the false notion that great wealth must come at the expense of others. For example, New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof recently likened the United States to a banana republic where “the richest 1 percent of the population gobbles up 20 percent of the national pie.” But “the economy is not a national pie eating contest,” as Dartmouth economist Andrew Samwick smartly responded on the Capital Gains and Games website. “The phrase casts income as something

that is consumed, not as something that is produced.” Meanwhile, most super-rich Americans committed no fraud in building their piles. “Do I feel oppressed that I made Steve Jobs richer by buying an iPad?” Samwick asks. “Of course not.” That doesn’t mean that billionaires should be able to buy elections. It doesn’t mean that hedge-fund managers deserve outrageous tax loopholes. It doesn’t mean that financiers should be allowed to hobble Securities and Exchange Commission rules, then demand taxpayer bailouts when their risky deals collapse. And it doesn’t mean that raising these people’s taxes to help reduce deficits is anything but a fine idea. Taxes must go up, and the higher the income, the less personal sacrifice in paying them. That’s the reasoning behind our progressive income tax system. Any resulting “wealth redistribution” is a byproduct. Many conservatives have adopted an unpleasant strain of servility toward the rich. (No, they don’t hire us as a charitable gesture.) But liberals shouldn’t answer the worshipping of wealth with a demonizing of it. What Democrats should say to the top tax brackets is this: “Congratulations on your good fortune — assuming it didn’t come from cheating anyone or corrupting our civic life. May you long prosper, and, by the way, thank you for doing your bit to end our national deficit crisis.” Any effort to hike taxes for the upper incomes will spawn charges of “class warfare.” But Democrats need not stoke these phony claims by cluttering their arguments with nonsense about income pies and implications that tycoons can’t be perfectly nice people. Keep it simple: This is about raising enough money to pay the government’s bills in the fairest and most effective way. (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.)

I will be forever grateful for chance to attend police academy To the editor, Recently I attended the Citizen Police Academy 10 week course in Laconia. My perception of police work has definitely changed. The intelligent, disciplined, physically fit men and women who are dedicated to protect the citizens and property of this city and state are to be commended. Their core values and code of ethics are

held to the highest standards. Thank you Chief Mike Moyer, Lt. Matt Canfield, Lt. Chris Adams and all the other officers who provide their expertise and time to this effort. I will be forever grateful for the opportunity to have participated in this Citizen Police Academy. T. Gebbard Belmont

LETTERS Lots of incentive to come up with reasonable deficit reduction plan To the editor, Yup, you voted. Now you’ve got to insist on follow through. The fiscal arithmetic is bad and there don’t seem to be any moves afoot to make the numbers any better. The deficit is fixable. The politics is the impediment. That is the exact thing that leadership is about. Leadership is not about party affiliation. Leadership is about doing the right thing even if it is not necessarily in one’s personal best interest. The deficit today stands at about 9-percent of GDP. Federal debt held by the public stands at 62-percent of GDP, which is the highest it has been in over 50 years. We need to find spending cuts or tax increases of about 2-percent of GDP in order to stabilize the federal debt by 2015. That is do-able if the political types can get their act together. The longer we take to make the necessary decision and implement the required action the higher the mountain becomes. Time matters. The farther ahead we look the bigger the budget gap becomes. We have an aging population. The older we get the greater the impact of pensions becomes. The older we get the more problematic healthcare expenditures become. These entitlements will double the federal debt by 2027. The numbers after that go hyperbolic. The political types must be brought around to a meaningful discussion of and agreement on how the fiscal and monetary policy of the country will be handled. The discussion is not about what’s right or fair. We have passed the point where we are promising more than we can pay for. That’s right we have allowed the politicians to overload their humming bird …wallets with their alligator mouths. We need to see in the immediate future a broad agreement on broad balance of spending cuts and tax increases. Just as a business when it hits hard

times has to reduce spending and increase revenues, the government must do the same. When the financial house is back in order maybe there will be room for debate about discretionary spending or tax reduction or both. But that’s then and this is now. Economically there is room for working our way through the situation without damaging growth. There is room for discussion of tax policy. That means we should debate what we tax and how we tax it. We have narrowed the tax base significantly with deductions. We are subsidizing debt and various industries. Those are decisions we should open up for discussion. There’s about a trillion dollars of opportunity there. There is a concern that too much austerity might damage the recovery… but that actually strengthens the case for a making and implementing a credible deficit reduction plan. Reassuring the markets that the US will control its debt will provide more scope to boost the economy in the short term. Devising a debt reduction plan is easy. Getting the politicians agree on it and implement it is something else all together. True leaders do the hard things when whether they are popular or not. That means those that lead this charge will pay a price. We need to get behind responsible fiscal and monetary policy. That means we have to agree to pay more and get less people. That’s you and me. And the time is now. We need to be heard on the topic. We need to support those that do the right things and punish those that do not. You voted for fiscal sanity. Now you’ve got to insist on follow through. Contact your elected representatives. Contact them early and often. Just my honest opinion. Marc Abear Meredith

A person found guilty of premeditated murder may deserve death To the editor, I would very much like to inform the citizens of our communities that I have changed my mind regarding capital punishment. After much discussion

acknowledge that in rare cases, following a just trial in our courts, a person found guilty of premeditated murder may deserve the death penalty. Rev. William R. Morley

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To the editor, When I first read that young Matt Demko at Gilford High School was hoping to attempt to stage the Andrew Lloyd Weber and Tim Rice Masterpiece, “Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” I had to admire his overly ambitious spirit and his faith in his ability to conquer this intricate piece with the help of a few score teen age theater geeks – probably nerdy, naive, pimply wannabees with no clue. I was blessed to do my first grownup theater review of a play starring Jayne Mansfield and her body building husband, Mickey Hargitay, at the Whalom Playhouse by the Whalom Lake in 1965(?). Later interviewees included Betsy Palmer, Milton Berle, Syd Caeser and Imogene Coca, Fabian, Horschak from John Travolta’s classroom, and more recently Jonathan Cogswell and Taye Diggs. I attend theater at home or abroad with an open heart and mind whether or not I put pen to paper later on. And so it was that I convinced by 9-yearold grandson, Blake, to accompany his Grammy on a Saturday night to Gilford High School to see closing night of the “Dreamcoat”. I went with the hopes that the music would not be shrill or painful, and that the performance would serve as a sweet reminder of those earlier ones that enthralled me with Donnie Osmond in the lead in 1996 and Shirley Jones’ son, thrilling the Colonial in 2004. I needed a warm Joseph/ Andrew/Tim hug, and was seeking to immerse young Blake into a family tradition, with only moderate expectations. We were about 30 seconds into the Prologue as the narrators descended the aisles, followed by the ethereal Joseph brushing by us and crooning “Any Dream Will Do” before my heart started beating faster, and my ankles were pumping, and my head was bobbing up and down with excitement — I was back in Canaan

To the editor, Wow, The Laconia Daily Sun has some news in the making! I refer to today’s (Nov. 23) letter to the editor, wherein Leo Sandy accepts Tony Boutin’s proposal for him (Sandy) to buy his (Boutin’s) lunch. Like a true liberal, Sandy is willing to pick up the tab for a conservative to get a free ride in order to see if there is room for compromise between the extremes. I am so much for that that I will pay one-third of the lunch tab to see if any progress is made by these two exploring their differences over the lunch table. It should be such a newsworthy event that you should dispatch expert political reporter Mitch Kitch to report

— and there was going to be a show. After an hour of laughter and tears, song and dance, the Israelites took a short break while the audience headed off for refreshments, and my question to the offspring in tow of what his opinion was of the play, was answered with one well enunciated word — “perfect”. And it was. After weeks of rehearsal, on an elaborate set that transported one from the sheep farms of Israel to the royal court of the Pharoah Ramses, the structure, decorations and special effects were exceptional, as were the dozens of costumes. The intermission had us swirling in pockets of conversation with whispers: “Aren’t they great?”…..”Never expected them to be so good.”…..”I didn’t know he could sing……dance…..whatever.” I understand their astonishment; it’s not typical to see your jocks scampering across the stage, kicking up their legs, and having the time of their lives. “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” is the kind of piece that does that to you – its irreverent, and full of love; it’s punny with so many double entendres built in that you might need to listen to the sound track over and over. And the music is glorious, there’s a happy ending, and the finale is the best in the musical world – you walk away full and well satisfied. My only regrets are that the run is done. I want to push you through waiting lines to get the last few tickets for the last few performances, but alas, it’s back to academics and thoughts of the spring production. We can’t wait to see what they come up with. If someone has an empty float for the November 28th Holiday parade, maybe they can assemble part of this cast, and let them reprise some of the best moments in Downtown Laconia. P.S. Blow their socks off, Emerson! You’re going places. Jane Bergeron Laconia

There’s a difference between a blog ‘post’ and a ‘comment’ To the editor, I write in response to Natt King’s letter published in the November 24 edition of The Laconia Daily Sun. The Moultonboro Citizens Alliance (MCA) does not normally respond to such wild accusations, but Mr. King makes grossly inaccurate statements that compel correction. The comment to which Mr. King refers actually appeared in the Moultonborough Speaks blog. Mr. King seems to harbor the notion that the Moultonborough Speaks blog is somehow under the control or influence of the MCA. This is simply incorrect. The MCA maintains its own web site at, and is in no way affiliated with the Moltonborough Speaks blog, although some materials may be shared as is common in the world of electronic media. Mr. King also seems unable to distinguish a post, initiated by the blog owner, from a comment, which comes from the reading public at large. Most bloggers screen comments and publish them if not obviously false or libel-

anonymous; this is understandable if the posters, by identifying themselves, will be subjected to baseless vitriol like Mr. King’s letter. The comment on Moultonborough Speaks, by a person who called themselves merely “Citizen”, appears below in its entirety: “The letter to the editor this article is talking about, this person at one of his meetings, refused to recuse himself even tho (sic) the person he was judging had him in court for violateing (sic) his property. This is a volunteer who missused (sic) his power.” It is interesting to note that the comment mentions no names, nor the board or circumstances in which this occurred. No “assertions of criminality” occurred, nor were there “malicious and injurious accusations” made, yet Mr. King immediately launches into a diatribe directed at the MCA. To mangle Shakespeare: Mr. King doth protest too much, methinks. Mr. King would be best served to get the facts straight before launching into such “wreckless” (sic) allegations. Terence C. Jatko, Vice President

on what Boutin and Sandy might agree on, and how heated the discussion gets on what their disagreements are. However, it’s a private lunch and they should have their privacy to see if there are points of agreement. I would like to see a joint letter to the editor putting forth if there is anything on which they agree. Following that I expect to see separate letters putting forth their side on which they disagree. Given the current political climate in this country, I sure would like to see the “agree letter” be longer than the “disagree” letters. Hope springs eternal? Bob Longabaugh Alton Bay




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LETTERS The dramatic rise of antibiotic-resistant diseases is no surprise To the editor, With the cold and flu season upon us, an article on antibiotics in the Union Leader by Gretyl MacAlaster offered a ray of hope to counter the insanity of over-prescribing antibiotics for the past several decades. Research has shown that problems with resistance started soon after penicillin was discovered, which was 82 years ago, by Scottish scientist Alexander Fleming. Yet, Dr. David Itkin, an infectious disease physician and epidemiologist for Portsmouth Regional Hospital reports that, for a long time, medical professionals did not think prescribing antibiotics freely would cause any risk, but resistance is a growing problem. Seems that the mindset for over half a century has been: what harm can it do? A national study found that pediatricians prescribed antibiotics 62-percent of the time when parents expected them to and only 7-percent when they did not. According to Dr. Itkin, about 60-percent of people who acquire infections in a hospital will have a bacteria that is resistant to one or more antibiotics. According to Dr. Joseph Mercola, antibiotic resistant infections now claim more lives each year than the modern plague of AIDS, and cost the American health care system some $20-billion a year. He also asserts that whenever you use an antibiotic, you’re increasing your susceptibility to developing infections with resistance to that antibiotic and, you can become the carrier of this resistant bug, and spread it to others. There are over 300 different viruses

that can cause colds and there are no drugs available that can kill these viruses. The majority of the time, folks have the common cold rather than a bacterial infection, so we as educated patients, teachers, docs and pharmacists need to cease the use of antibiotics unless clearly indicated. When you couple this issue with the excessive use of antibiotics in agriculture, the dramatic rise in antibiotic-resistance diseases should come as no surprise to anyone. These words are seldom uttered from me, but I have to say I’m am proud of the CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention). They have issued the “Get Smart” program to raise awareness about this issue. This program has been around since 2005, but so far Portsmouth Regional Hospital is the only hospital in the state to embrace it. I would be very interested to find out why Lakes Region Hospital and Franklin Hospital have not joined in with this low cost and health saving program. This issue has reached crisis proportions since the pipeline for production of new antibiotics has dried up. It has long since ceased to be a lucrative endeavor for the pharmaceutical companies. As Dr. Itkin says, “So we are faced with a paradox of worsening resistance and fewer antibiotics available to treat resistant bacteria”. To find more about this program, visit - www. In a closely related issue, family and friends assure me that people are aware of the need to get extra Vitamin D3, but I don’t believe them. Vitamin

D deficiency is pandemic in the United States. It is one of the least expensive and most effective ways to ward off colds and flu viruses. Yes, perhaps more people are taking oral supplementation in the winter, but I would be surprised if anywhere near half the population is taking Vitamin D. What is more critical is the absolute necessity to get your blood level checked since everybody’s need is so individualized. I doubt even one in 10 people are getting their levels checked. The latest research shows that during the winter months most folks will need to supplement with between 2000 and 5000 units of Vitamin D3 to attain optimal levels which should be 50 to 65 ng/ml year round. I believe that the FDA feels that 30ng/ml is sufficient which is much too low for optimum

All cities & towns should be able to have a property tax cap To the editor, The election miss over, it is now the time to govern. it will not be easy, especially on the state level, where over the last four years, increase in spending along with the recession has created a deficit This happened in spite of massive increases in taxes and fees, especially to register one’s car among others. The message sent was clear, CUT spending reduce taxes and fees, eliminate waste and unnecessary positions in government. The message was not to impose more cost on the cities and towns, costing an already over burdened real estate tax payer even more. We need actual cuts, including state jobs . It will be painful, but remember ,

those in the dreaded private sector have been pained for years . Next, comes the unsustainable pension system, which is out of control. It was past legislators which created the problem, but it will require this Legislature to fix it. There is a short window, and the pressure will be great, but it needs to be fixed . The tax cap law also needs to be fixed, and the law should include ALL CITIES AND TOWNS that can vote to have one. We the voter, and taxpayer will be watching It is time to change direction Please, please. Bill Knightly Gilford


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LACONIA — The City Council last week approved an ordinance authorizing the License Board to license pawnbrokers as well as prescribing a licensing procedure and setting a licensing fee on the recommendation of its Government Operations and Ordinances (Sub) Committee. The two pawnbrokers currently operating in the city, Curbside Treasures on Elm Street and Cash N Toys on Union Avenue — both in Lakeport — were exempted from the initial licensing fee of $100, but will be required to pay an annual fee of $25 to renew their licenses. Although there is a city ordinance — Chapter 173 — that requires the licensing of pawnbrokers, it has not been enforced. Nor has a licensing fee been established or collected. As proposed, the ordinance refers to the definitions of “pawnshop” and “pawnbroker” set forth in state law. However, the state statute entitled “Pawnbrokers” — RSA 398 — contains no definition of either “pawnshop” or “pawnbroker.” The state law applies to all pawnbrokers operating in municipalities with populations of more than 40,000 people while authorizing smaller cities and towns to require local licenses. Apart from entitling municipalities to license pawnbrokers, the state law also empowers them to determine the rate of interest pawnbrokers may charge and apply other regulations to pawnbroking as necessary. The ordinance adopted by the council

addresses neither the rate of interest nor the operation of the business. When the Government Operations and Ordinances (Sub) Committee considered the issue, Captain Steve Clarke of the Police Department explained that all pawnshops and second-hand stores were required to provide the police with an inventory of items either purchased or pawned on a regular basis and to hold the items for 14 days. He explained that the detectives and patrol officers compared the list to items reported stolen in order to further their investigations and recover stolen property. “The process has worked well for us,” Clarke told the councilors. Clarke emphasized that the licensing requirement had no bearing on the reporting procedure. But, Ralph Alexander of Curbside Treasures expressed concern that if pawnbrokers were to unknowingly and unintentionally fail to report a stolen item they would be at risk of losing their license while the same standard would not apply to second-hand stores, which are not licensed. He explained that aside pawnbroking, he, like his counterparts who operate second-hand stores, also purchases items at auctions and yard sales, which he re-sells. Alexander suggested that the same licensing requirements should apply to both pawnbrokers and second-hand dealers. The councilors acknowledged the similarities between the two types of business, but agreed with Clarke that the licensing and reporting requirements were two separate issues.

PARK FEES from page one that if the commission were to implement fees for usage, he hoped they would be put into a special revolving fund for reuse by the Parks and Recreation Department for improvements and equipment. The fees come as part of a comprehensive proposed revised athletic and facility use policy being considered by the commission. Dunleavy created three options for the commission to begin its discussion: a per participant fee with a conversation point at $10; a hourly fee that could be based on $10 per hour and a proposal that combines some combination of the two and adds a surcharge for non-resident use. If the Commission chooses to enact a $10 per participant per sport fee, the estimated bill to the Laconia School District would be $6, 340 based on 634 participants playing 19 sports. Should the Park and Recreation decide to assess the School District according to the number of hours it uses the city facilities the annul bill could be as much as $20, 440, based on 2,044 hours of use. All sports on city property would be assessed including the tennis courts at Memorial Park, Bobotas Field (the football practice field behind the High School) and the cross country teams that train on hold meets on city property. Other programs not run by the school department are the annual Salvation

Army Turkey Plunge — $50 for five hours or $1,500 for 150 plungers; the “Reach The Beach” road relay — $70 for seven hours or $20,000 for 2,000 runners; the American Cancer Society — $80 for eight hours or $3,000 for 300 participants in the annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk-athon; and the Laconia Historical Society, which would be charged either for eight hours at $80 or $1,000 for 100 participants. Other entities that would face some kind of user fee for city property are all the youth sports leagues. The Laconia Little League could be assessed as much as $2,500 if charged by the hour or $4,500 if charged by the participant and the Lou Athanis Youth Basketball League could be charged between $700 and $2,000. “My real fear is that the City Council will use the fee income as a reason to reduce it’s annual appropriation to the Parks and Recreations Department,” said one parent associated with some of the youth leagues who did not wish to be identified. “I’m also concerned that taxpayers are already paying for these fields,” he continued. “It’s like taxing them again.” When contacted last week, School District business Administrator Ed Emond said he had not heard anything about fees and no fees are being considered during next year’s budget see next page


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LACONIA — As Sanbornton officials looked on, lawyers for the zoning board, the town and the property owner who believes his variance was denied because of town politics recently made their cases before a Belknap County Superior Court judge. Speaking for Bay Road property owner Mark Robitaille, attorney Mark Beaudoin said the zoning board also didn’t consider his expert’s opinion regarding potential harm to wetlands, that the denial was unduly influenced by the selectmen and that it violated their spirit of the ordinance. Robitaille purchased a 1.6 acre lot on Bay Road from the town with the intention of building a 28-foot by 48-foot single-family home on the long and narrow non-conforming lot. The ZBA initially gave him a variance from the town ordinance that requires a 75-foot buffer zone from all wetlands. After selectmen requested a rehearing Robitaille’s variance was denied because the ZBA — one consisting of different members than originally heard the case — said the five criteria required by state law for a variance were not met. With five members voting, each of the five criteria must get a majority vote for the variance to be approved. Robitaille missed by one vote when the ZBA decided his request was not from preceding page Newman attributes the decision to suspend simulcast wagering, which prompted the lay-off of 22 employees, to the introduction of the 10-percent tax on gambling winnings in July 2009. Since the tax was introduced, both the handle and earnings at The Lodge have fallen by half. He estimates that the loss of receipts from the pari-mutuel tax exceed the

in spirit of the ordinance and even though he met the other four criteria, the permit was denied. Beaudoin told Judge James O’Neill that between the time of the two ZBA hearings, selectmen changed their policy regarding town board appointments and one of the ZBA members who supported the initial variance, Bill Whalen, didn’t attend the second meeting because of the selectman’s rule change and an alternate had to be seated. Countering Robitaille’s argument was Bernard Waugh who represented the ZBA and Christopher Boldt who represented the town. Waugh said Robitaille’s expert didn’t issue a site-specific opinion, which Beaudoin later rebutted, and said his argument for the variance was not a challenge to the ordinance but of the ordinance itself. He said if there was any hardship to Robitaille, it was self-created because he was told the lot was unbuildable without a variance but chose to buy it anyway. He also said Robitaille presented only a “footprint” to the ZBA and not a building plan which was why case law cited by Beaudoin was not relevant. “Engineering really matters and there’s nothing in this case,” he said. He said Beaudoin’s contention that Selectmen intimidated ZBA members by their new rule for appointments see next page

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LACONIA — For Bonnie Champagne, the Christmas season starts in November. She needs all that time, with 1,500 anonymous children on her list of people depending on her for a holiday gift. “I do it backwards, I celebrate Christmas before Thanksgiving,” said Champagne, standing in a warehouse building on Messer Street that was filled with large baskets of colorful gifts, each wrapped in clear cellophane and tied with a ribbon. Champagne is one of the people behind Baby Threads, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing blankets and other necessities to underprivileged chil-

dren. The organization includes two “Out of Your Attic” thrift stores, one in Chichester and the other on Main Street in Laconia, revenues from which are combined with donations and other fund raising to pay for its charitable efforts. The Christmas gift basket program is now in its seventh year. Baby Threads, Champagne explained, works with community service agencies to determine how many children might be going without this Christmas. Champagne, assisted by a small army of what she calls volunteer “elves,” acquire the supplies and in late November they assemble baskets and deliver them to service agencies by Thanksgivsee next page

from preceding page actually “irritated and peeved” ZBA members. Boldt, who spoke for the town, said that selectmen have the power to appoint boards and exercised their statutory rights when it instituted the new policy. He also said that Robitaille’s request to build 40 feet from the wetlands not 75 feet was not “slight” because he needed a variance on three sides of the lot — not just one.

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PALIN from page 5 to name a newspaper or magazine she reads regularly. Palin’s speeches and book-signing parties typically are carefully controlled affairs, with reporters kept at a distance. But if she is to compete in early voting states such as Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina, she will have to mingle with inquisitive voters in scores of living rooms and small gatherings, experienced strategists say. “At some point in time, if she’s a serious candidate, she has to do what other candidates do, and that’s engage people one on one,” said veteran Iowa GOP activist Steve Scheffler. “You may be a rock star, but if you don’t have the mechanics, it’s difficult.” Huckabee, an ordained minister who ran an intense grass-roots campaign in Iowa before falling to eventual GOP nominee John McCain, agreed. “People in Iowa and New Hampshire are not star-struck because somebody is running for president,” he said. “They will ask the hard questions and they will put people through the wringer.” It’s possible, however, that Palin’s high visibility — boosted by frequent appearances on Fox News and her new TV show on the TLC network, “Sarah Palin’s Alaska” — will let her play by different rules. No other potential GOP candidate can touch off a media frenzy with a brief comment on Facebook or Twitter, as she can. Palin’s golden touch extended to her daughter Bristol, whom voters repeatedly brought back for more “Dancing with the Stars” despite her limited talent. Before the TV hit’s final show, in which she finished third, Bristol Palin

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from preceding page ing so they may be distributed in time for Christmas Day. The first time Baby Threads held the Christmas gift program, they provided a holiday surprise for 75 children. Last year, they assembled 1,445 baskets and they hope to put together 1,500 this year. Most of those will find their way into the homes of Lakes Region children while a few hundred of them will go to Coos County kids. The baskets include the usual Christmas stocking gifts, said Champagne: toothbrush and toothpaste, hat, gloves, a quilt or blanket, candy

and, of course, toys. It’s a busy time of year for Bonnie, but one in which she does a lot of smiling. “It’s fun. We love kids and we want them to know they’re cared about.” Champagne said, adding that her favorite childhood Christmas memories revolved around the magic of the Christmas stocking, something she hopes to provide for children who otherwise wouldn’t experience what she called “the thrill and the wonder of what’s going to be there. I hope the kids will have the same joy I felt as a child... We need the kids to have something joyful.”

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Constance M. Lane, 95 LACONIA — Constance Mason Lane passed away peacefully, with family by her side, on Nov. 22, 2010 at Ledgeview at the Taylor Community in Laconia, NH bringing to a close a wonderfully long and happy life. Connie was born June 3, 1915 in Melrose, MA, the 4th of five children born to Achsa and Hervey Mason. She attended Melrose Public Schools, graduating from Melrose High School in 1934. She received an Associates Degree from Colby Junior College in 1936 and a Bachelor of Science Degree from Boston University in 1938. She married her high school sweetheart and love of her life, Harold E. Lane, in June of 1940 and together they shared the next 59 years. Harold’s jobs afforded them the opportunity to live in several different parts of the country from Wilkes-Barre, PA to Chicago, IL, Lansing, MI, Andover, MA and Needham, MA where they raised their 3 children, Stephen, Hank and Nancy. They retired to The Taylor Community in Laconia, NH in 1993. Connie was a devoted mother and participated actively in her children’s lives. Her love of family was central to her life and was unwavering. After the death of her husband Harold in 1999, her deep family commitment and desire to leave something to her children and future generations led her to embark on an incredibly challenging project — that of writing her autobiography from 1915 up until the present. She taught herself how to use a computer (at age 85) and for the next 10 years typed out the “story” of her life filling 5 large binders complete with additional binders cataloging family records, historical events and memorabilia. The one regret she had was only being able to reach to the year 1955 before she was unable to continue her saga. She was actively involved with the United Church of Christ in Needham, MA and was a member of its social

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W. Malcolm ‘Mac’ Bownes, 86 PLYMOUTH — W. Malcolm (Mac) Bownes, 86, of Parker St. died November 24, 2010, at his home surrounded by his family, after a courageous battle with cancer. Born on Feb. 21, 1924, in New York City, NY, he was the son of Hugh Grant and Margaret [Henry] Bownes. He graduated from Bridgton Academy, No. Bridgton Me, class of 1947 and then from Farmington Teachers College, with a Bachelor of Science in Education, class of 1951. He then graduated from Boston University, class of 1955 with a Master of Science in Education Administration. He also earned his, CAGS in Education Administration at Boston University, class of 1974. Mac taught in school Greenville, ME and was the Greenville Elementary School principal. From 1952 to 1960, he taught Junior High School Social Studies and coached at Laconia Junior High School. In 1960 to 1972, he was the Principal of the Plymouth Elementary School and from 1972 to 1992, he was a Professor of Education at Plymouth State College. He served as the interim Superintendant of the Supervisory Union 48, in 1987. After his retirement in 1992, he continued to teach graduate courses in education at Plymouth State College. Mac was a member of the Plymouth Congregational Church UCC, Plymouth, and many edu-

cational, professional and teaching associations. He was a US Army veteran. He was predeceased by his brother, Judge Hugh Bownes. Mac is survived by his wife of 59 years, Arline E. (Davis) Bownes, of Plymouth, children, M. Stuart Bownes and significant other Janis Richardson, Mammoth Lakes, CA, Susan Bownes Vermeland and husband, Thomas, Afton, MN, Jonathan Bownes and wife, Karen, Plymouth, NH, Nancy Bownes Hendrickson, Park City, UT, 6 Grandchildren, Sarah and Peter Vermeland Michael and Matthew Bownes, Nicholas and Sarah Hendrickson, nephews, David and Ernest Bownes of Laconia, and niece Barbara McLetchie, of Las Vegas NV. Family and Friends are invited to gather at Mac’s home at 36 Parker St, Plymouth on Saturday 6 pm to 9 pm. A memorial service will be held in the Plymouth Congregational Church UCC, Main St, Plymouth, on Sunday 2pm. The Rev. Judith Gooch, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations may be made in Mac’s name to the Pemi-Baker Health and Hospice, Boulder Point, Plymouth, 03264 or the Plymouth Congregational Church, Main St, Plymouth, 03264. The Mayhew Funeral Homes, in Plymouth and Meredith, are in charge of the arrangements.

Stephen J. Matoska, 82

LEBANON — Stephen J. Matoska, 82, died at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon on Sunday, November 21, 2010. He was born on March 12, 1928 in Lebanon to the late Peter and Victoria Matoska. He attended Sacred Heart School and honorably served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. Following his discharge he returned to Lebanon and worked for many years at Densmore Brick Company. He later retired from the Valley News. He enjoyed his daily walks around the common and, as a younger man, he enjoyed

fishing and skiing. He was a member of American Legion Post 22, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and Sacred Heart Church. He is survived by his daughter Medora Matoska of Laconia and a granddaughter Katharine Delude, also of Laconia. He was predeceased by his wife, Joyce (Savoy) Matoska and his siblings, Stanley, Joseph, Sophie and Blanche Matoska. Family and friends are invited to attend a graveside service in the Valley Cemetery in Lebanon on Tuesday November 30, 2010 at 10 am.

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SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Recognizing how quickly you tire of a person who doesn’t treat you the way you like to be treated, you’ll make an effort to treat others in the manner they prefer. This requires some research. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You have many options, which can be quite distracting. Therefore, you need to put stronger boundaries in place to keep you focused on your chosen track. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You’ll try something new. You may be shocked at how good you are at this and amazed by how easy it is for you. In fact, it comes so naturally to you that you’ll wonder whether you’ve done it in another life. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). It will be effortless for you to communicate well. Situations you would have avoided before are now easily handled. It’s like someone wrote you a script and all you have to do is repeat the lines. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You will shine in an intellectual setting. And when it’s time to show your talent, you’ll get applause that others will envy. This is, overall, a very productive and exciting day. TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Nov. 26). You’ll love the meaningful connections you make with others this year. January brings fulfilling work. There’s an important realization in February that causes you to change your course. You’ll purchase a new car or some other big-ticket item in June. August brings uplifting new people into your realm. Leo and Aquarius people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 8, 32, 35, 11 and 17.

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––––––– ALMANAC ––––––– Today is Friday, Nov. 26, the 330th day of 2010. There are 35 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 26, 1950, China entered the Korean War, launching a counteroffensive against soldiers from the United Nations, the U.S. and South Korea. On this date: In 1789, this was a day of thanksgiving set aside by President George Washington to observe the adoption of the Constitution of the United States. In 1825, the first college social fraternity, the Kappa Alpha Society, was formed at Union College in Schenectady, N.Y. In 1842, the founders of the University of Notre Dame arrived at the school’s presentday site near South Bend, Ind. In 1910, two dozen young women were killed when fire broke out at a muslin factory in Newark, N.J. In 1933, a judge in New York decided the James Joyce book “Ulysses” was not obscene and could be published in the United States. In 1943, during World War II, the HMT Rohna, a British transport ship carrying American soldiers, was hit by a German missile off Algeria; 1,138 men were killed. In 1949, India adopted a constitution as a republic within the British Commonwealth. In 1965, France launched its first satellite, sending a 92-pound capsule into orbit. In 1973, President Richard Nixon’s personal secretary, Rose Mary Woods, told a federal court that she’d accidentally caused part of the 18-1/2-minute gap in a key Watergate tape. In 2008, teams of heavily armed gunmen stormed luxury hotels, a popular tourist attraction and a crowded train station in Mumbai, India, leaving at least 166 people dead in a rampage lasting some 60 hours. One year ago: An investigation ordered by Ireland’s government found that Roman Catholic Church leaders in Dublin had spent decades sheltering child-abusing priests from the law and that most fellow clerics turned a blind eye. Today’s Birthdays: Actress Ellen Albertini Dow is 92. Impressionist Rich Little is 72. Singer Tina Turner is 71. Singer Jean Terrell is 66. Pop musician John McVie is 65. Actress Marianne Muellerleile is 62. Actor Scott Jacoby is 54. Actress Jamie Rose is 51. Country singer Linda Davis is 48. Blues singer-musician Bernard Allison is 45. Country singer-musician Steve Grisaffe is 45. Actress Kristin Bauer is 37. Actor Peter Facinelli is 37. Actress Tammy Lynn Michaels Etheridge is 36. Actress Maia Campbell is 34. Country singer Joe Nichols is 34. Contemporary Christian musicians Anthony and Randy Armstrong (Red) are 32. Actress Jessica Bowman is 30. Pop singer Natasha Bedingfield is 29. Rock musician Ben Wysocki is 26.


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CALENDAR TODAY’S EVENTS New  Hampshire  Humane  Society  Adopt-A-Thon  at  the Belknap Mall on Rte. 3 in Belmont. Cats over the age  of 6-months for a reduced adoption fee of just $25. Dogs  and  puppies  will  also  be  at  the  mall  looking  for  a  perfect  match. Same-day service if all necessary documents are in  order. Check for details. Santa Claus at the Kellerhaus at Weirs Beach for milk  and cookies. 2 to 4 p.m. A free event for the whole family.  Bring your own camera. Samples and view of candymaking. Lakes Region Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair at the Conference Center at the Lake Opechee Inn & Spa in Laconia. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free admission and parking. Gift In Hand artisans show at Canterbury Shaker Village. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free admission. Meet some of the  area’s most talented artists and shop for distinctive handcrafted gifts, including fine arts, textiles, pottery, woodenware, baskets, jewelry, folk art, glass & more. Visit with  Village Gardeners and shop for village-grown decorations. Al-Anon  Meeting  at  the  Congregational  Church  Parish House (18 Veterans Square) in Laconia. 9:30 to 11  a.m. each Friday. Al-Anon offers hope and help to families  of alcoholics. No dues or fees. All are welcome. Call 6459518. Affordable  Health  Care  at  Laconia  Family  Planning  and Prenatal. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 121 Belmont Road (Rte.  106  South).  524-5453.  GYN  and  reproductive  services.  STD/HIV testing. Sliding fee scale.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 27 New  Hampshire  Humane  Society  Adopt-A-Thon  at  the Belknap Mall on Rte. 3 in Belmont. Cats over the age  of 6-months for a reduced adoption fee of just $25. Dogs  and  puppies  will  also  be  at  the  mall  looking  for  a  perfect  match. Same-day service if all necessary documents are in  order. Check for details. Lakes Region Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair at the Conference Center at the Lake Opechee Inn & Spa in Laconia. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free admission and parking. Gift In Hand artisans show at Canterbury Shaker Village. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free admission. Meet some of the  area’s most talented artists and shop for distinctive handcrafted gifts, including fine arts, textiles, pottery, woodenware, baskets, jewelry, folk art, glass & more. Visit with  Village Gardeners and shop for village-grown decorations. 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 Al-Anon Meeting at the Lakes Region General Hospital in Laconia. 8 to 9:15 p.m. each Saturday in the first floor conference room. Al-Anon offers hope and help to families  of alcoholics. No dues or fees. All are welcome. Call 6459518. Drop-in  crafts  time  at  the  Meredith  Public  Library.  9:30  a.m.  to  1:30  p.m.  All  kinds  of  fun  crafts.  Open  to  all  ages. No sign-up required.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 28 Laconia Annual Holiday Parade and train ride with Mr.  & Mrs. Claus. 11:30 a.m. will be the start of festivities; the  parade will begin at 1 p.m. and will travel from Wyatt Park,  continue  down  Main  Street  and  end  at  Veterans’  Square  with the lighting of the Christmas Tree there. Tickets for the  following train ride will be exchanged for an unwrapped child’s  toy.  All  gifts  will  be  donated  to  the  Citizen  Santa  Fund, which assists local underpriviledged children during  the  holiday  season.  The  celebration  is  the  result  of  a  collaboration among hte Main Street Program, Altrusa and the  Lakes  Region  Chamber  of  Commerce.  Call  524-5531  for  more information. “A Poets Christmas” program at the Amsden Auditorium in Hill. 1 p.m. Hosted by the Friends of the Hill Library.  Storytelling, toy theater and holiday music will be featured  in  this  special  program  by  Pontine  Theatre.  Free  admission and refreshments will be served. Donations gratefully  accepted. Gift In Hand artisans show at Canterbury Shaker Village. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free admission. Meet some of the  area’s most talented artists and shop for distinctive handcrafted gifts, including fine arts, textiles, pottery, woodenware, baskets, jewelry, folk art, glass & more. Visit with  Village Gardeners and shop for village-grown decorations.

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Dear Annie: Both of my parents are in their mid-80s. My father has become rather frail, but won’t admit it, and my mother requires a walker to get around. Over the past 30 years, they have had several lovely dogs. The last one, “Rex,” passed away last summer. I believe lack of exercise and a poor diet contributed much to his declining health. Rather than make sure Rex got regular walks, my father allowed the dog to forget his house training. Although Dad did his best to “clean up,” the accumulation left in the carpets created an overwhelming stench. My housebound mother became so embarrassed that she stopped receiving visitors. My father gradually lost his sense of smell and taste and, to this day, does not believe anything was wrong with the situation. Rex’s passing was a relief to me. He was a big dog in a small house and posed a danger of tripping or toppling my mother, who is very unsteady. Also, without a large dog, it would be easier for them to move into an assisted-living arrangement should the need arise. Unfortunately, I’ve learned that my father wants to adopt a puppy. This sounds totally irresponsible to me and once again puts my mother in harm’s way. And, it’s not at all fair to the dog. Talking to my father is like talking to Attila the Hun in a bad mood. What can I do? -- Dogged Out Dear Dogged: Talk to your mother. Ask her how she feels about having a puppy underfoot. If she doesn’t want a dog, she must tell your father quite firmly that it’s completely out of the question. If she will not do this and your father acquires an animal and is unable to properly care for it, call the local humane society. Dear Annie: My father has worked hard his entire life and has a lot to show for it. He served 30 years in the military

and retired with many honors. Over the years, he has become very savvy with his finances and created quite a nest egg for himself. I respect and admire him deeply. I am in my early 20s. I graduated from college, found a wonderful career with a good salary and live very modestly. The problem is, my father refuses to allow me to pay for anything when we go out, whether it’s dining at a restaurant or going grocery shopping. This makes my younger brother and me uncomfortable. We have repeatedly tried to take my father out to dinner for special occasions and birthdays, but he always grabs the check. When I tell him how much this bothers me, he brushes it off and says I should be saving my money. How can I show my father that I have reached a point where he does not have to pay for me every time we go out? -- Confused Dear Confused: Stop trying. It makes your father happy to treat you. It is a testament to his parenting skills that you and your brother are eager to show how self-supporting you are, but he isn’t going to let you. Instead, treat him to other things -- tickets to join you for a play or concert, or a home-cooked meal at your apartment. He’ll be delighted. Dear Annie: This is for “Confused,” whose fiance objects to her hyphenating her name after marriage. I kept my last name when I married 13 years ago for the same reason she stated -- I would have felt I was losing a part of me. My husband was extremely supportive. If the man you choose to marry does not respect your choice, it will be only the first of many “losing a part of me” experiences. She should take the time to understand his reasoning and then decide if he’s the right man to marry. -- Glad I Kept My Last Name

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






AKC Registered English Springer Spaniel Puppies. Shots & health certificates. 603-723-7627

KITCHEN CRAVINGS: Now offer ing select wines and microbrews. Also now open until 8pm Fri and Sat nights. Restaurant available for private holiday functions. Call Bill 528-0001

1999 Saab 9-3 turbo, 5-speed, silver, leather, sun roof, 205K miles. Good condition, snow tires, $1,699/obo. 630-5272

CONVERTIBLE Chevy Cavalier1999 81,000 miles. Front wheel Drive, current sticker/title. $3,500. Call Laurie 603-630-3058

NEW! THE DOG WASH WAGGIN A full-service mobile grooming salon. Easy, convenient, time-saving! Call 603-651-9016.

ROTTWEILER Pups, AKC, tails, shots done, parents on premises, $950. 267-7186.

Antiques Four Corners Brick House Holiday Open House Sat. Nov. 27 10am-5pm 525 Province Rd. Gilmanton, NH 267-6949 Refreshments, Dealer Disc.

Will be closing for the winter months Jan. Feb. & Mar.

Autos 1980 Cutlass Supreme 2-door, 260-V8, 98K original miles. Runs excellent. $2,500. Good restoration project. 455-8610 1985 Honda Prelude DX, 115K original miles. 5-speed with electric sun roof. Excellent engine, transmission. Needs some work. $800 obo. 2nd owner.. 455-9437 1985 Honda Prelude DX, 115K original miles. 5-speed with electric sun roof. Excellent engine, transmission. Needs some work. $800 obo. 2nd owner.. 455-9437 1987 Pontiac Bonneville. Runs good, well maintained. $999 or BO. 524-9537 Leave Message 1993 Jeep Wrangler- 155K, 4 cylinder, 5-speed, hard top. Many extras, daily driver. $2,800 387-1073 1997 Ranger 4.0 v6 Auto, 103K mi, Many new parts. 2 sets tires. $3,400 obo. 293-2496. 1998 Cavalier-RS, 2-door, sunroof, 121K, automatic, black beauty. Great on gas! $2,000 387-1073 or 267-5199.

KEN BARRETT AUCTIONS Monday, November 29, 2010 @ 6pm • Preview at 4pm ID#5134, for 300 photos Tiffany perfume & paperweight,1776 Colonial halfpenny, other coins, several old clocks, AMI Jukebox, sterling, 4 swords, bolt action rifle, 2 miniature portraits, milk bottles, lots of Ephemera, Indians of the Winni by Mary Proctor, 3 old baseball bats, old ad tins, artwork, nice childrens books & others, 4 wooden sterio viewers and many cards, 1950s sci -fi novels, baseball & hockey cards, movie star photos, JFK poster, pickerel snowshoes, nice pedal car, Lots more!!

Auction Held at 274 Main St. Tilton, N.H. • 603-286-2028 Lic # 2975, buyers premium, subject to reserves, errors, omissions & Auctioneer’s terms. Catered by Bev.

2001 4WD Mitsubishi Montero Sport, 105K, Well-maintained, great in snow, current sticker/title. $2500. 527-1787. 2001 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500-2 Wheel drive: Red, Quad-Cab with cap, good condition, $2,000 286-8611. 2002 Ford Explorer: Great condition, sunroof, running boards, all leather interior, new brakes, 120k miles, $5,200. 707-2343. 2007 Chevy Colorado 4x4 Pickup: Auto, excellent condition, silver w/black interior, System1 material rack, snow tires, $15,975. 387-7100. 2007 Chevy Impala LS: 77k, asking $8,250. No reasonable offer refused. Ask for Jerry, 293-7969. BUYING junk cars and trucks ME & NH. Call for price. Martin Towing. (603)305-4504.

Child Care CHILD CARE In my Belmont home. 20+ years experience. Have one new opening. 2 meals, snacks & crafts. Call Linda at 524-8761.

For Rent 1 bedroom ($600) and 2 bedroom ($650) apartment for rent in Bristol. Heat and Hot water included. Well kept building. Call 217-4141 Alton- 2 bedroom mobile home. 1 car garage. $600/Month + utilities. Section-8 welcome. No pets. Available now. 603-776-7750. . ALTON/GILFORD Town-Line: 2-Bedroom house, $200/week +utilities; 3-bedroom apartment, $230/week +utilities; Studio, $200/week, includes utilities, cable/internet. Lake/Beach access. 603-365-0799.

Top Dollar Paid. Available 7 days a week. 630-3606

ALTON: 1-Bedroom, first floor, new appliances, carpet, and bathroom floor. No smoking. $850, includes heat and hot water. Call 875-7182.

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

ALTON: 2-Bedroom mobile home on own land, $600/mo. +utilities. 603-534-7589.

CASH FOR junk cars & trucks.

For Rent GILFORD townhouse- 2-Bedroom, 1.5-Bath $900/month + utilities. Deck, newer carpet, dishwasher, stove, washer/dryer. Mark 617-947-7093

BELMONT 2 Bedroom Duplex. Newly remodeled, no pets. $190/Week + utilities. 603-520-5209

GILFORD: Like new, 5 room condo, 2 bedrooms, 1 1/2 baths and full basement. Top of the line kitchen appliances, along with washer and dryer. 2 zone gas, forced hot water baseboard heat. Attached 1-car garage that any car would love to be stored in. This is an exceptionally nice condo located in a great neighborhood. Some furnishings could be included. Available December 1st. No smoking and no pets allowed. First months rent and security deposit due at signing a one year lease, after favorable credit check. $1,200/month plus utilties. Contact Tom, 603-387-7177 or 603-293-2388

BELMONT 2BR manufatured home on one half acre. Town water and sewer, newly renovated and energy efficient. Nice location. FOR LEASE: $1,000 a month FOR SALE: Call for details Call 267-8023 GC Enterprises Property Mgt BELMONT: 2-Bedroom apt., quiet area, big yard. Heat included, $225/week. Section-8 accepted. 520-1431 or 267-0545. BELMONT: Large 1-bedroom ground floor apartment in 2-family home, just remodeled, washer/dryer hookup, no pets/smokers, $675/month, heat included. 603-387-6490. BELMONT: 1 bedroom, 2nd floor, coin-op laundry and storage space in basement. $195/week including heat, electric & hot water, 524-1234. CUTE one bedroom in Tilton, just updated, heat included, near all. Also downstairs unit. $660/mo. 603-393-9693, 916-214-7733

Downtown Laconia Furnished Rooms Shared Facilities


LONG Hair Chihuahua Puppies-1st shots & health certificates. 8 weeks old, $650. 603-556-7877

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

GILFORD: Cute, updated, clean, private one bedroom HOUSE. Private yard, close to all area attractions. Completely painted inside, new bathroom floor and vanity. Pets considered, $595/month. 566-6815

LACONIA 2BR, clean, bright and sunny. $800 plus utilities. Call 315-9492

Make Riverbank Rooms Your Home

References Required.

$105-$125 weekly 524-1884 Gilford condo- 2 bedroom, 1 bath. $800/Month + utilities. Call 978-774-6674 GILFORD– FIRST MONTH FREE - 2 Bedroom house with yard near Glendale Docks. $1,100 month, security deposit and utilities. Wood stove. Washer/Dryer. No smokers, no pets. 603-548-2551 GILFORD ON Winnipesaukee. Large 1 bedroom w/loft directly on water. 2-years new, fully furnished/applianced. Split utilities includes cable/Wifi. Ready now until summer. Affordable summer/year-round rate negotiable. $900/Month. 293-8237

LACONIA - MOUNTAIN VIEW: 2-bedroom apartment, $700 + utilities; 2-bedroom townhouse apartment, 1.5 bath, large deck, $775 + utilities; 3-Bedroom townhouse apartment, 1.5 bath, large deck $850 + utilities. Quiet location with laundry and playgrounds. Integrity Realty, Inc. 524-7185. Laconia 1 Bedroom- Washer/dryer hookup, storage, no pets. Security Deposit & references. $600/mo. + utilities. 520-4353 LACONIA Awesome in town 2 bedroom. Garage, Porch, hook-ups, no pets. $700 + utilities. 455-0874 Laconia –Large 2 bedroom townhouse style unit, clean and ready for move in! $845/mo. Heat/Hot water included. New England Family Housing 603-744-3551


One and two bedrooms: $200 a week* All utilities, cable and Internet included

Rodeway Inn

788 Laconia Rd., Tilton 603-524-6897 Go to and enter “Tilton, NH” *Some conditions apply.

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For Rent

For Rent

LACONIA Waterfront- 2-Bedroom condo, cheap heat, no pets, hardwood, new paint, furnished optional. Very clean, $895/month. 603-998-9694.

MOULTONBOROUGH furnished 2 bedroom waterfront winter rental $800/mon plus utilities Available 12/1 to 5/15. Security deposit /references required. 253-8438.

Laconia, Brand New 2 bedroom, 2 bath house. Washer/dryer hookups, 2 car garage under, efficient propane heat, on quiet cul-de-sac. $1,100 per month, security deposit, references, no dogs. Call Mark 387-7349

NEW Hampton - stunning quality! Immaculate 2+bedroom/ 2 bath exclusive Condo. $1195/ mo. Astonishing open stairwell extending up to the 3rd floor lighted by the skylight in the cathedral ceiling. Brazilian wood floors, W/D hook up. Less than 3 minutes from I-93. Call today 603-744-3551. NEFH...Come on Home!!

LACONIA, Large 1bedroom, $160/week. Includes parking, heat and hot water. No pets. References & security. 455-6662 Laconia- Meredith Line, Parade Road: Studio Apartment suitable for one person. First Floor. $550/Month, heat included. No smoking, no pets. Security deposit & references required. Call 603-524-2575 after 5pm. LACONIA-South Down, Golf Village: 3 bedroom 2 bath townhouse; Cathedral ceiling, gas heat, central air, gas fireplace, all appliances, washer & dryer, beach, trails, tennis and all SD amenities. No smoking, no pets. Snow removal & lawn care included. $1,200 Month. Garage available. 603-387-2954 LACONIA: 2 bedroom, 2nd floor, private parking, laundry area, heat and snow removal included. $885/month. Available Jan. 15. Security, credit and background check required. No pets. 603-267-6114. LACONIA: 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom in duplex building, 1st & 2nd floors plus access to attic and basement with laundry hook-ups, $1,270/month plus utilities, 524-1234.

New Hampton: 2-bedroom apartment. Close to Rt. 93. Heat & Hot water included. $750/mo. 279-5577.

NORTHFIELD Are you tired of living in run down, dirty housing, then call us we have the absolute best, spotlessly clean and everything works. We include heat & hot water and all appliances, Townhouses & apartments, in Northfield one block from I-93 Call 630-3700 for affordable Clean living. NORTHFIELD: 2 bedroom, 3rd floor, coin-op laundry in basement, $190/week including heat, electric & hot water, 524-1234. NORTHFIELD: 3 bedroom, 2nd floor, coin-op laundry in basement. $255/week including heat, electric & hot water. 524-1234. NORTHFIELD: 1 bedroom, 1st floor, separate entrance, coin-op laundry in basement. $200/week including heat, electric & hot water. 524-1234.

LACONIA: Nice & quiet one bedroom, 2nd floor, good neighborhood, lots of attic storage, laundry hookups, parking, $700/month includes heat. Accepts Section 8. 455-8789.

PLYMOUTH Cottage or motel room, microwave and fridge, cable and high-speed Internet, all util incl, local transportation provided. $199 weekly. 536-1319

LACONIA: Very nice 1-bedroom apartments in clean, quiet, secure downtown building. $175/week, includes heat, hot water and electricity. 524-3892.

RUMNEY –Spacious 1 bedroom! Heat included, large yard, plenty of parking! Close to PSU $595/month. New England Family Housing 603-744-3551

LACONIA: 26 Dartmouth St. 1/2 of a Duplex; 7 Rooms, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath. Walkout Basement w/Laundry Hookups. Very clean, hardwood floors, private off street parking. Convenient location, walk to library, churches, downtown, Opechee Park & schools. Available November 1st $1,000/month plus utilities. Owner/broker 524-2999.

TILTON- 3 Bedroom house, 2-car garage; near Exit 20. $1,500/Month + utilities & security. 290-9200

LACONIA: Close to downtown, 5 room 2BR, 1.5 baths, first floor, includes 2-car parking, snow removal, landscaping, deck, washer/dryer, 2-weeks free rent w/one year lease, Includes heat. $215/week. 4-week security deposit, first week in advance, references and credit check a must. No pets. Leave message for Bob, 781-283-0783 LACONIA: Gilbert Apartments. Efficiency, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments available. 524-4428. LACONIA: Free Rent til 1/1/11. L arge 2-bedroom 2nd floor, washer-dryer hookups, nice yard w/porch. No dogs, $775/month, Large private attic for storage. well-maintained. 455-8789. LACONIA: 1-Bedroom, $150/ week; Includes heat, HW, electric. Security, references. 455-4495. LACONIA: Small 1 Bedrm $135/wk, includes heat & hot water, references and deposit. 528-0024. Meredith 1-2 bedroom apartments & mobile homes. $650-$750/month + utilities. No pets. 279-5846 MEREDITH- Parade Road- 2 bed room duplex, $800/Month, heat included. No smoking, no pets. Security deposit & references required. Call 524-2575 after 5:00 pm. MEREDITH: Lakefront loft style 1BR. Full kitchen with DW, heat and water. Deck with views and

WEIRS Beach 2nd-floor 2-bed room furnished apartment. $800+ utilities. Beautivul view. No-pets. Security. Available 12/1-5/15. 603-630-5986/603-366-5005

For Rent-Vacation MARCO Island, Florida Lovely 1BR WF condo/ amentities. Low special monthly rates/ st. Owner 603-393-7077

For Rent-Commercial GARAGE FOR RENT Rt. 3-A Franklin 2 Bays & Yard Space $400/Month

603-387-6551 LACONIA Prime retail. 750 sf., parking, includes heat. $550 per month. Security deposit & references. 455-6662.

For Sale 1953 Golden Jubilee Ford tractor w/bucket $3500, 5hp air compressor $250, 400 amp electric panel, all fuses $250, 286-8020. Between 4-7 pm. 3 TVs: 26 inch $50, 20 inch $35 & 13 inch $35. 630-7942


Open Daily Nail guns, compressors, saws,ladders, etc.

84 Plantation Rd.

For Sale

For Sale

7 ft. Pre-Lit Artificial Christmas Tree

WANTED TO BUY Gold, (scrap rings, jewelry, etc.) Silver, (coins, flatware, etc. )

Antiques & Unusual Items

High Quality Paid $300 Sell for $150 677-6528

Call 279-3087 or Stop In at

DARK maple hutch, 34”wx17”dx83”h, 3 glass shelves, center drawer desk area. $290. Vermont casting Vigilant woodstove, 30”wx24”dx32”h $275. 455-2680.

BEAUTIFUL, Queen Luxury Support Pillowtop Mattress Set. New in plastic. Cost $1095, Sell $249. Can deliver. 603-305-9763

Waukewan Antiques 55 Main St. Meredith


Seasoned Firewood- Cut, split & local delivery. $260 per cord. Green, $200. 286-9984 TOOLS/EQUIPMENT: Husqvarna chain saw, 18” bar, 346XP E-Tech w/extra blade & case, new, $395; Jointer planer, 4” Delta, portbable, $125, excellent condition; 14” Makita miter chop saw, carbide blade, cast iron & aluminum, excellent condition, $125; Drill press table, Ryobi 1/2”, excellent condition, $75; Car floor jack, 2 1/2 ton, like new, $75; Husqvarna snowblower, model 14527SB-LS, 27”, like new, 3 hours, $1,195. 387-7100. WHITE sewing machine in cabinet, Lift recliner, stereo cabinet. All good condition. Best offer. 393-4595. Wood Stove-Englander, brick lined, glass front. 26X16X28 high, like new. $175. 603-279-7958

Halfway between Rte.104 & Parade Rd. Wed-Sun 10-5 603-279-4234 Kero & Electric Lamps, Shades, Supplies, Glassware, Tools & Collectibles

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MAPLE/ Antique white and cherry cabinets, never installed, solid wood, dovetail soft close drawers. Inventory reduction! Cost $7250, sacrifice $1775. 235-1695.


SMALL black & white dog. Lost in West Alton. Missing 11/18. Purple collar. Call 520-7705

12 or 16 inch, cut and split $275 a cord or $175 half cord with 2 free bags of kindling and free delivery. Extra kindling $5 a bag at our farm stand.

HOT tub Mp3/ ipod dock, speakers, led lights, 5/6 person. All options with cover. New in wrapper. Cost $8200, sell $4200. Will deliver 235-5218.

126 Pease Rd. Meredith



BEDROOM 6 piece solid cherry wood Sleigh bed, all dovetail drawers, new in boxes, cost $2100, sell $750. 235-1773

New Hampshire Aikido -Tuesday and Thursday evenings at the Barn, Wadliegh Rd. Sanbornton. 998-1419

BELMONT: $54,900 for 3 acres with great soils, no wetlands. Driveway already installed to building site. 524-1234


BED Orthopedic 10” thick pillowtop mattress & box, new in plastic cost $900, sell Queen $285, King $395, Full $260. Can deliver. 235-1695



DRY firewood, cut, split delivered, $265/ cord, green $200/ cord, will do half cords, John Peverly 528-2803 and no calls after 8 pm.

FIREWOOD Caldwells Firewood. Green $200. Seasoned $260. 524-9146

Help Wanted SUBSTITUTE Meals-on-Wheels Driver for Senior Center in Laconia. Deliver midday meals to homebound elderly when other drivers are unavailable. Requires own transportation. Monday – Friday, approximately three hours per day. $8.17 per hour to start. Route miles reimbursed. Contact Paul Weston, 524-7689. Community Action Program Belknap Merrimack Counties, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

PROMOTIONAL New mattresses starting; King set complete $395, queen set $239. 603-524-1430.

SOFA- 83 inch by Clayton Marcus. Sage, wine & taupe. Excellent condition, $150. 603-524-8860

Help Wanted HOMEOWNERSHIP DIRECTOR Award-winning affordable housing agency seeks skilled person for program management, group education, and individual counseling. Responsibilities include conducting first-time homebuyer seminars, financial management workshops, other educational programs, providing individual preand post-purchase counseling including foreclosure counseling, and developing strategies to make successful homeownership possible for low to moderate income households. This full-time position offers a flexible schedule with some Saturday and evening hours. Some out of state travel is required to meet education/certification requirements. Competitive compensation package. EOE. Letter and resume to Laconia Area Community Land Trust, 658 Union Avenue, Laconia, NH 03246 or email

Kidworks Learning Center Now accepting applications for Full Time Toddler Teacher. Applicants must have at least 18 Early Childhood Credits. Call 279-6633 or fax resume to 677-1009 or e-mail EOE

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

Real Estate

528-3531 CALL Mike for fall clean-ups, snowblowing, scrapping and light hauling. Very reasonably priced. 603-455-0214

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Roommate Wanted ADULT person to share house in Laconia. $140/wk. includes everything. Pets okay. Female preferred. 524-1976 LACONIA off north Main, Share one woman, $450/ Mon. includes heat. Non-smoker, call 527-1474. LACONIA Responisble person to share home. $110 a week, all included. 455-2642 LACONIA 3-roomates wantedClean, quiet, sober environment. All inclusive, must see, will go fast. $129/week. 455-2014 SEEKING female roommate for Pleasant St. apartment. $450/month. Heat/Hot Water included. Call for details: 566-3831


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3 teens rescued after 50 days adrift in South Pacific in a tiny boat

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Three teenagers survived 50 days adrift in a tiny boat in the South Pacific by drinking rainwater and eating raw fish and a seagull before being rescued by a passing trawler, a senior crewman on the fishing vessel said. The trio — Samuel Pelesa and Filo Filo, both 15, and Edward Nasau, 14 — had been given up for dead on their coral atoll in the Tokelau islands, where a memorial service was held for them after extensive searches failed to find them. The boys set off on Oct. 5 in their aluminum dinghy from their home island to one nearby. It’s not known how they went missing, but the outboard motor on their boat may have broken down at sea. Worried family members reported them missing and the New Zealand air force launched a sea search. No


sign of the tiny boat was found. On Wednesday, the tuna boat San Nikuna spotted a small dinghy bobbing in the open sea northeast of Fiji, with three people aboard waving frantically, said first mate Tai Fredricsen. They had drifted 800 miles (1,300 kilometers) from where they set out. “We saw a small vessel, a little speedboat on our bows, and we knew it was a little weird,” Fredricsen said. The fishing boat pulled up alongside the smaller vessel and asked the teenagers if they needed any help, to which they readily replied that they did. “All they could say was ‘thank you very much for stopping,” Fredricsen told New Zealand’s National Radio on Thursday by phone from the ship. “In a physical sense, they look very physically depleted, but mentally — very high.” The teens and their boat were see next page




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Joined by Spread Your Wings and Soar skating talent Nicole Cochrane (left), Central New Hampshire Skating Academy Coach Jen Kaminski (right) along with her son Nicolas, presented a check in late 2009 to LRGHealthcare Director of Hematology & Oncology Sherry Cesati. The 2009 skating event raised over $2100 in support of the Oncology Department at LRGHealthcare and event planners hope to raise at least that much on December 4th. (Courtesy photo)

‘Spread Your Wings & Soat’ ice skating show to benefit fight against cancer LACONIA — The Central New Hampshire Skating Academy has announced this year’s “Spread Your Wings and Soar” skating show, to be held at the Ice Arena at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 4. This annual cancer benefit was founded eight years ago by Central New Hampshire Academy skating coach Jen Kaminski in honor of her aunt. Local and elite skaters will take the ice in support of the Oncology Department at LRGHealthcare and proceeds will also assist one local woman in her battle with cancer. Canterbury resident Sarah Fox is a courageous mother and wife and a dedicated Portsmouth firefighter who

was diagnosed with breast cancer two-and-a-half years ago. The cancer has since spread and Fox is now relying on a promising experimental drug to prolong her life expectancy. “Whether you would enjoy an evening of very entertaining and talented figure skaters, or if you simply want to join the fight against cancer, we encourage everyone in the community to attend and support this great event,” said Kaminski. Tickets are $15. Children age 5 years and under will be admitted free of charge. Sponsorship and advertising opportunities are also available. For more information, call Stacy Sorrell at 527-7097.

Holiday cards & Amaryllis bulbs offered as giftgiving options by Gilmanton Year-Round Library GILMANTON — Holiday cards and Amaryllis bulbs will be available for purchase for at the Year-Round Library through Tuesday, November 30. A unique gift idea for the season, the bulbs come potted in a basket and are decorated with a festive bow. Plants

Justice of the Peace Notary Public I make house calls, have stamp will travel! Documents, weddings, etc. 293-8237

NEED FINANCIAL HELP with the spaying, altering of your dog or cat? 224-1361 Before 2pm. WELDING SERVICES- No job too small. Mobile unit or at shop. 34 Meadowbrook Lane, Gilford. 603-293-0378

Snowmobiles 2000 Arctic Cat ZRT600, 510 miles, $2,500/obo.; 1991 Polaris Indy SPefi500, 4,712 miles, $600/obo. 387-7876. 2002 MXZ 600 Sport, 1900 miles, recent skis, good shape. $2600. 848-0014.

Storage Space LACONIA: 2-story barn for rent. 15 ft.x 20ft., 600 sq ft. $175/month including electric. 524-1234. STORE your car-boat-motorcycle in a clean and secure brick building. Low prices. (603)524-1430 YEAR-ROUND Storage for small car or household items, with easy access. 524-4465.

are $15 each. The holiday cards are the creations of local artist Chris Schlegel and feature colorful cyclamen flowers. A set of six hand-crafted greeting cards are $10. All proceeds will go directly to support the Year-Round Library.

Christmas cookie decorating a sweet activity for Gilford Senior Moment-um program on Dec. 6 GILFORD — A sweet opportunity sponsored by the Parks and Recreation Department will give Senior Moment-um participants the chance to bake and decorate Christmas cookies at the Community Church at noon on Monday, December 6. Attendees should bring their own

lunch and are encouraged to share their favorite holiday cookie cutters. The Parks and Recreation Department will supply the cookie ingredients and frosting. Please R.S.V.P. by Friday, December 3 by calling 527-4722.

Edwards Street open house will be Dec. 11

LACONIA — The public is invited to share the holiday spirit with their neighbors at the Edwards St. Neighborhood Annual Christmas Jubilee from 5 — 7 p.m. on Saturday, December 11. (Rain date Sunday, December 12.)

The neighborhood will boast festive decorations, refreshments, and a special guest appearance — by fire truck — by Santa Claus. All are welcome. For more information, call Travis or Renee at 524-1173.

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from preceding page hauled aboard the fishing trawler, which was on its way to Fiji Friday where it would deliver the trio into medical care. Fredricsen said the boys were dehydrated, sunburned and very thin, but otherwise seemed well. The tuna boat’s crew gave them small portions of fruit and fluids. Fredricsen said the boys reported having just two coconuts with them when they set out. During their ordeal, they drank rainwater that collected in the boat and ate fish they had caught. Once, they managed to grab a sea bird that landed on the boat and they devoured that, Fredricsen said. The rescue came not a moment too soon: Fredricsen said they had begun to drink sea water because it hadn’t rained in the past few nights. He said the waters where the teenagers were spotted are very isolated and commercial vessels rarely

pass through. The San Nikuna was there trying to shorten its return journey to New Zealand. The boys come from the atoll of Atafu, one of three that comprises the tiny Tokelau island group where 1,500 people live. The teens were able to telephone home from the San Nikuna, where one of them spoke to his grandmother and gave them the news that they were alive. “It’s a miracle, it’s a miracle,” said Tanu Filo, the father of Filo Filo. “The whole village, the whole village, they were so excited and cried and they sang songs and were hugging each other. Everybody was yelling and shouting the good news,” he told Radio New Zealand International. Atafu, Nukunonu and Fakaofo, picture-perfect South Pacific islets, lie 300 miles (500 kilometers) north of Samoa, surrounded by 128 mostly uninhabited coconut palm-covered islets. The territory has a total land area of just 4.7 square miles (12.2 square kilometers).

Lou Guevin named to N.H. Music Festival board CENTER HARBOR — The NH Music Festival has voted to welcome Louis H. Guevin, Jr., executive vice president of Commercial Services for Laconia Savings Bank, to their Board of Directors. Guevin has been a supporter of the NH Music Festival for the past five years, attending concerts with every opportunity. He is very active in the community and has donated numerous hours to local civic and notfor-profit organizations over the years. Guevin is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts where he majored in accounting and later earned his masters degree from Southern New Hampshire College. The NH Music Festival has earned its place as a mature music institution with a reputation for presenting excellence in performance and education. The Festival presents more than 160 events annually, more than 30 concerts during the summer, and more than 130 year-round classroom activities in the region’s schools during the school year. To learn more about the NH Music Festival, call 279-3300.

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PER TAX RECORDS: 1 3/4 STORY CONVENTIONAL STYLE HOME WITH 3 BEDROOMS, 2 BATHROOMS, UNFINISHED BASEMENT, WOOD DECK, ATTACHED 2 CAR GARAGE AND DOCK ON LAKE OPECHEE MORTGAGE REFERENCE: Recorded in the Belknap County Registry of Deeds at Book 2389, Page 244 TERMS FOR THE SALE: $10,000.00 deposit must be presented in cash, certified check or banker’s check satisfactory to the mortgagee at the time and place of sale. Balance due within 30 days from the date of sale. Attorney Thomas Haughey Haughey, Philpot & Laurent Attorneys at Law 816 North Main Street Laconia, NH 03246

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‘Spalidays’ open house & luncheon scheduled for Church Landing on Wednesday MEREDITH — Hundreds of women are expected to enjoy an evening of shopping and self-pampering at the 6th Annual “Spalidays” Open House presented by Cascade Spa and Salon at Mill Falls from 5 — 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 1. Each year the Winnipesaukee Ballroom at Church Landing is transformed into a shopper’s paradise. Guests have the opportunity to sample and buy products sold exclusively at the Cascade Spa and indulge in a mini hand and chair massage, make-up application, and complimentary hors d’ oeuvres prepared by the

Lakehouse Grille. Each peutic body care & sophistivisitor will walk away with cated fragrance will share a goodie bag and, on this his amazing story of survival night only, save 20% off and inspiration. A life-changHoliday Gift Cards. ing car accident was the cataRecord attendance at the lyst that fueled Coen’s desire event last year prompted Casto heal and spread beauty cade Spa to expand the venue throughout the world. His space in 2010 and also offer journey took him to India valet parking to accommowhere he experienced, firstdate the increasing number of hand, the amazing healCord Coen spa-goers. “Spalidays” success ing powers of essential oils, has also led to the addition of a special herbs, and ayurvedic massage. ZENTS Spa-Talk Luncheon at noon on Thursday, has gained the attention of the most December 2. elite boutiques and spas throughout the Cord Coen, founder of ZENTS theracountry and their products have found

their way into the hands of the world’s hottest celebrities. In the Lakes Region area, ZENTS products are sold exclusively at the Cascade Spa. Tickets to Coen’s presentation, which includes lunch catered by the Lakehouse Grille, are $15 per person. Seating is limited. Call 677-8620 to reserve a ticket. Spa goers are encouraged to consider a “Spalidays” Lake Escape Package overnight accommodations and $10 off each Luncheon ticket. Packages start at $29.50 per person for Mill Falls and $49.50 per person for Church Landing, both based on double occupancy.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A planned boycott of airport security scanners was a bust, but holiday travelers in the western U.S. had to contend with a chaotic mix of snow, sleet and ice. The powerful storm system closed roads and delayed flights from Anchorage to Salt Lake City, and promised to bring messy wintery weather to much of the Dakotas on Thanksgiving Day. Freezing rain glazed roads across the Midwest, and at least three traffic deaths in Iowa were blamed on the weather. But the cascading delays and monumental lines that many feared would result at airports from the so-called National Opt-Out Day didn’t mate-

rialize Wednesday, one of the busiest travel days of the year. The loosely organized Internet campaign encouraged travelers to protest new security screening by boycotting body scanners that can see through people’s clothing and insisting on the more time consuming pat-downs. But few passengers seemed to heed the call. “It was a day at the beach, a box of chocolates,” Greg Hancock, 61, said after going through a body scanner Wednesday at the Phoenix airport. He was sent through the scanner after a golf ball marker set off the metal detector. His wife, Marti Hancock, 58, said that ever since she was in the air on

Sept. 11, 2001, and feared there was a bomb on her plane, she has been fully supportive of stringent security: “If that’s what you have to do to keep us safe, that’s what you have to do.” Some protesters showed up, including one man seen walking around the Salt Lake City airport in a skimpy, Speedo-style bathing suit. At other airports, they carried signs denouncing the Transportation Security Administration’s screening methods as unneces-

sarily intrusive and embarrassing. By most accounts, though, the lines moved smoothly, and there was no more or less congestion at major U.S. airports than in previous years on the day before Thanksgiving. “I would go so far as to say that National Opt-Out Day was a big bust,” said Genevieve Shaw Brown, a spokeswoman for the travel company Travelocity, which had staff at 12 of the nation’s largest airports watching for problems.

Airport scanner boycott a bust but weather slows holiday travel nonetheless

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