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Stacie Laughton decides to decline Nashua House seat By Jake Berry & Maryalice Gill THE NASHUA TELEGRAPH

CONCORD – State Rep.-elect Stacie Laughton, a Nashua Democrat who did not disclose her criminal history while running for office this fall, plans to give up her seat in the state Legislature. “After a lot of thought and after talking with the state party chair and my Democratic caucus director, I’ve decided to resign

my position of state representative-elect,” Laughton said Tuesday. “As far as the stuff that’s been going on up until now, and with that in mind, I’ve decided to resign for now, and leave my options open for future political office,” she added. “There’s been a lot of negative news that’s been published about me as far as what I’ve done in my past.” The Laconia Daily Sun and The Tele-

graph first reported last week that Laughton served four months in jail in 2008 on charges of conspiracy to commit credit card fraud. But, Laughton, known until December 2010 as Barry Charles Jr., failed to acknowledge her criminal history to voters, drawing criticism and calls for her resignation from Republican lawmakers and political leaders. see LaUGHTOn page 7

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MEREDITH — The Inter-Lakes School Board, hopeful of holding more meaningful community discussions about education, has decided that it will rotate the second of its monthly meetings between sites in the three towns in the district, Meredith, Center Harbor and Sandwich. Those meetings will be work sessions and are designed to open up discussions with the public without what the board sees as the stifling affects of structured meetings at which only school board members and administrators can talk and the public is limited to speaking only in public comment periods. Superintendent of Schools Mary Ellen Ormond said the meetings will involve ‘’more give and take’’ and will be held at the Community Center in Meredith, the new Center Harbor Town see I-L page 10

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Move toward LED street lights in Sandwich not sitting well with some By Gail OBer


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$500 million Powerball jackpot results from changes to boost sales

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The historic Powerball jackpot boosted to $500 million on Tuesday was all part of a plan lottery officials put in place early this year to build jackpots faster, drive sales and generate more money for states that run the game. Their plan appears to be working. Powerball tickets doubled in price in January to $2, and while the number of tickets sold initially dropped, sales revenue has increased by about 35 percent over 2011. Sales for Powerball reached a record $3.96 billion in fiscal 2012 and are expected to reach $5 billion this year, said Chuck Strutt, executive director of the Des Moines, Iowa-based Multi-State Lottery Association, the group that runs the Powerball game. There has been no Powerball winner since Oct. 6, and the jackpot already has reached a record level for the game. It was first see $500M page 4

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Rice admits her initial Benghazi explanation was wrong WASHINGTON (AP) — U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice told lawmakers Tuesday that her initial explanation of the deadly Sept. 11 raid in Libya was wrong, but her concession failed to mollify three Republican senators who signaled they would try to block her possible nomination to be secretary of state. In a closed-door meeting that Rice requested, the ambassador answered questions from Sens. John McCain, Lindsey Graham and Kelly Ayotte about her muchmaligned explanations about the cause of the attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in

Benghazi, Libya, that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans. She was joined by acting CIA Director Michael Morell. “The talking points provided by the intelligence community, and the initial assessment upon which they were based, were incorrect in a key respect: There was no protest or demonstration in Benghazi,” Rice said in a statement after the meeting. “While we certainly wish that we had had perfect information just days after the terrorist attack, as is often the case the intelligence assessment has evolved.”

Rice’s unusual visit to Capitol Hill — typically only nominees meet privately with lawmakers — reflects the Obama administration’s campaign for the current front-runner to replace Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton against some strenuous GOP opposition. “We are significantly troubled by many of the answers that we got and some that we didn’t get concerning evidence that was leading up to the attack on the consulate,” McCain told reporters after emerging from the hourplus session that he described as candid. see RICE page 27

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Eight years after Yasser Arafat’s mysterious death, his political heirs opened his grave Tuesday and let forensics experts take samples from his remains, defying strong cultural taboos in search of evidence that the icon of Palestinian nationalism was poisoned. Palestinians have claimed for years that Israel poisoned Arafat, who died in a French hospital. Israel has denied the charges.

The exhumation marked the end of months of procedural wrangling but only the beginning of the testing. Palestinian officials said it would take at least three months to get results, and even then, they might not be conclusive. Workers opened Arafat’s tomb before daybreak Tuesday, laying bare the remains some four meters (13 feet) below ground level, the Palestinian health minister said. A Palestinian forensics examiner

took some 20 samples and handed them to Swiss, French and Russian experts, officials said. Huge sheets of blue tarpaulin draped over Arafat’s mausoleum hid the scene from view, part of an attempt by Palestinian officials to minimize any potential backlash against digging up the grave of Arafat, still widely revered in the Palestinian territories. see ARAFAT page 9

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Chants of ‘leave, leave’ directed at Morsi by 200,000 Egyptian protestors

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Health & Human Services asking for $321M more in New Hampshire budget CONCORD (AP) — New Hampshire’s biggest agency asked Tuesday for $321 million more from state tax sources in the two-year state budget Gov.elect Maggie Hassan must present to lawmakers in February. Health and Human Services Commissioner Nicholas Toumpas testified at a hearing on the request that one of the biggest increases is due to a change in how the state pays nursing homes for Medicaid care. He said the state now must pay nursing homes based on rates, not on what lawmakers budget to spend. Toumpas is requesting a 25 percent increase in the portion of the agency’s budget that’s supported by state tax sources. It would increase the funding to $1.6 billion from the current two-year appropriation of $1.3 billion. The agency’s current total budget is $3.7 billion, most of which from federal funds. “The department — like all state agencies — is in the middle of a storm,” Toumpas said. He said people continue to seek help from the state as a result of the recession, but the numbers have leveled off in all but those needing food stamps. About 25 percent of those who apply for the federal food help are rejected, but the state must provide the staff to make the determination regardless whether they are denied, he said. Overall, the number of caseloads has risen 15 percent since July 2009. At the same time, the number of filled jobs at his agency dropped 15 percent, he said. In addition, key members of the staff will be eligible for retirement soon, he said. That has caused stress on the staff, he said. Toumpas said he knows the state has limited funds to provide services to everyone who is in need and promised to continue to try to find savings. He said he included money cut from the current budget to boost payments to hospitals caring for the poorest residents. Ten hospitals sued over the budget cut in a case still pending in federal court. Toumpas said a managed care program for Medicaid that was supposed to save $15 million in the current budget still is not operating due to slow negotiations between contractors and the health care providers needed to build a network. On Monday, Hassan opened the budget hearings with a caution that agency requests are unrealistic. Agencies requested $3.3 billion in spending from state tax sources — a 26 percent increase over the current budget — and $11.9 billion from all funding sources or a 19 percent increase.

N.H. GOP chairman won’t seek full term

CONCORD (AP) — The chairman of the New Hampshire Republican State Committee is not seeking a full term. Wayne MacDonald has been party chairman since September of last year, when former chairman Jack Kimball resigned moments before GOP leaders were expected to remove him. A former tea party leader, Kimball had come under intense scrutiny for lackluster fundraising and special election losses. MacDonald, who has held a number of leadership positions with the party, had previously been the state party’s vice chairman since 2003. In a statement Tuesday, he called the job both a challenge and a privilege. The party suffered significant losses in this month’s election, when Democrats won both congressional seats, the governor’s office and a majority in the state House. New party officers will be elected Jan. 26.

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Florida man is 3rd to level sex charges against ex-Elmo

NEW YORK (AP) — A Florida man on Tuesday sued a former Elmo puppeteer who resigned amid sex abuse allegations, saying the voice actor met him in New York a dozen years ago after trolling gay telephone chat lines seeking underage boys for sex. The lawsuit, seeking unspecified damages, was filed in U.S. District Court in Manhattan by a man who remains anonymous, making him the third person to make claims against Kevin Clash, who resigned from “Sesame Street” last week after 28 years. Clash had quickly denied the first claim, which was recanted the next day. But Clash then resigned after a 24-year-old college student, Cecil Singleton,

sued him for $5 million, saying the actor engaged in sexual behavior with him when he was 15. According to the latest lawsuit, a 29-year-old man said he met Clash on a chat line when he was 16 and was exploring modeling opportunities in New York. It said the youth, then in high school, specifically stated on the chat line that his intentions were nonsexual. Still, the lawsuit said, Clash pursued, posing as a 30-year-old man whose name was Craig even though he was a decade older. After speaking by phone for several days, Clash invited the youth to visit his Manhattan apartment, see ELMO page 5

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City wants to lower speed limit on road that leads to Governors Island bridge BY MICHAEL KITCH THE LACONIA DAILY SUN

2012 Laconia Adopt-A-Spot winners Winners of the annual Adopt-A-Spot Awards were honored by the City Council this week with cobblestones, originally laid on Water Street in 1904, bearing the city crest. Next to Ann Saltmarsh of the Department of Public Works, standing left to right, are some of the honorees: Richard Smith, Elaine Morrison, Shirley Prescott and Paul Doherty (kneeling) of the River Crew, recognized with a profile of excellence award; Pat and Jane Wood, for their sidewalk barrel; Ginger Wells-Kay of Garden Artisans, for tending Rotary Riverside Park; and Dale Squires with (kneeling) Katie Mountain and Jonathan Marchant of Belknap Landscaping, for their work at Stewart Park; and Kevin Dunleavy, director of parks and recreation.(Laconia Daily Sun photo/Karen Bobotas)

8-year-old raises $125 for Forest Society’s effort to conserve 270 acres along Cockermouth River GROTON — The Forest Society’s effort to conserve 270 acres along the Cockermouth River in Hebron got a boost from an unexpected — and young — benefactor recently. Molly Lu McKellar, 8, of Groton, held a dragon birthday party at a skating rink as a fundraiser and donated $125 to the project. “I dream about dragons using this land,” she wrote in a letter sent with her donation. Friends and family members donated at her request, after she heard about the Forest Society’s fundraising campaign to conserve the Hazelton Farm and Forest. The picturesque farm is a well-known local landmark that features extensive frontage along the Cockermouth River and Wise Brook, as well as forest land on Tenney and Crosby mountains. “This was one of the most gratifying letters I’ve ever opened,” said Martha Twombly, capital campaign specialist for the Forest Society. “To see the imagination of a child inspired by the natural world surrounding her bring forth a tangible action to conserve a beautiful forest near her home — isn’t this the most profound connection we hope to instill in all our future generations?” Over 300 individuals have contributed to the Hazelton conservation project along with significant grants from N.H. Fish and Game and the John Gem-

mill Newfound Fund. The campaign is in the home stretch with several grants still pending. Purchase of a conservation easement on the property will protect it from development while keeping the land open for recreation and agricultural use. Located at the north end of pristine Newfound Lake, the farm’s 35 acres of hayfield overlay a stratified aquifer that drains to the lake, so conserving the property will protect water quality. The property’s forest lands, wetlands, fields and brooks offer some of the highest quality wildlife habitat in the region. The property, owned by the Hazelton family, will remain open to the public for hiking to Bald Knob, Crosby Mountain and Tenney Mountain. Ski and snowmobile trails pass through the land as well. A registered Tree Farm, the forest land is being sustainably managed for wood products and wildlife habitat under the guidance of a professional forester. Founded in 1901, the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests is the state’s oldest and largest non-profit land conservation organization. Supported by 10,000 families and businesses, the Forest Society’s mission is to perpetuate the state’s forests by promoting land conservation and sustainable forestry. For more information, visit

$500M from page one posted at $425 million but revised upward to $500 million when brisk sales increased the payout. It’s the second highest jackpot in lottery history, behind only the $656 million Mega Millions prize in March. It took nine weeks for the Mega Millions jackpot to get that high, before three winners — from Kansas, Illinois and Maryland — hit the right numbers, each collecting $218.6 million for their share of the split. With soaring jackpots come soaring sales, and for the states playing the game, that means higher revenue. “The purpose for the lottery is to generate revenue for the respective states and their beneficiary programs,” said Norm Lingle, chairman of the Powerball Game Group. “High jackpots certainly help the lottery achieve those goals.”

Of the $2 cost of a Powerball ticket, $1 goes to the prizes and the other dollar is kept by the state lottery organization, said Lingle, who also is executive director of the South Dakota Lottery. After administrative overhead is paid, the remaining amount goes to that state’s beneficiary programs. Some states designate specific expenditures such as education, while others deposit the money in their general fund to help supplement tax revenue. The federal government keeps 25 percent of the jackpot for federal taxes. Most states withhold between 5 percent and 7 percent. A New York City winner would pay more than 12 percent since the state takes 8.97 percent and the city keeps 3.6 percent. Powerball and Mega Millions games are seeing see next page

LACONIA — At the urging of resident Richard Homsi and on the recommendation of Police Chief Chris Adams, the City Council unanimously called for lowering the speed limit on Summit Avenue from 35 to 25 miles per hour. A little more than 2,000 feet in length, Summit Avenue runs from Endicott Street East (Rte. 11-B) at The Weirs in Laconia to Edgewater Drive on Governors Island in Gilford and includes the bridge linking the island to the mainland. Homsi, whose home is the last in the city before the bridge, told the councilors that the speed of traffic on the street is “out of control.” Adams said that electronic monitoring of traffic indicated that while the average speed on the street ranged between 28 and 30 miles per hour, more than 70 vehicles were clocked at more than 45 miles per hour with one recorded at 62 miles per hour. The chief said that before the meeting he tried to drive the street at the 35 mile per hour limit, but backed off the throttle when he felt unsafe at 28 miles per hour. Homsi recalled a fatal accident in 2006 when a car leaving the island at high speed went airborne first on cresting the bridge and again on hitting a stump before coming to rest atop a young woman. Adams confirmed that “bridge jumping has been going on forever” and Homsi echoed “it goes on every day of the week — motorcycles, cars, trucks, you name it.” Homsi said that no one was injured but both vehicles were totaled when a pickup truck and minivan collided head-on earlier this month. “I don’t want another fatality.” Homsi said that after installing speed bumps and speed dips, the Town of Gilford posted a speed limit of 25 miles per hour on all the roads on Governors Island and asked the council do the same on Summit Avenue. After the councilors endorsed a motion by Councilor Armand Bolduc (Ward 6) to reduce the speed limit City Manager Scott Myers said he would determine if the city has the authority to change the speed limit without the approval of the state. ELMO from page 3 the lawsuit said. At the apartment, Clash gave the teenager alcohol, and they engaged in sexual contact, including oral sex, the lawsuit said. While in the apartment, the youth spotted numerous Elmo dolls and photographs of Elmo with famous people such as Beyonce and Tyra Banks but didn’t learn Clash’s history until he moved to New York after high school at age 18 and engaged in a sexual relationship with him, the lawsuit said. The youth was a compliant victim and did not become aware he had suffered adverse psychological and emotional effects from the sexual acts until this year, the lawsuit said. Clash’s lawyer, Michael Berger, said in a statement that the federal cases filed against Clash are without merit. “The cases and Mr. Clash’s reputation will be defended vigorously,” he said.

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LPD phasing out classic Crown Vics for smaller, all-wheel-drive Interceptors BY ADAM DRAPCHO THE LACONIA DAILY SUN

LACONIA — For more than a decade, the Ford Crown Victoria was the vehicle of choice for Laconia police. With a V8 engine and rear-wheel drive, though, it bore more resemblance to sedans of the past than the products of a modern automaker. As such, the crown has been passed to a new police cruiser, the Ford Police Interceptor, which the city began using earlier this month and which will eventually proliferate throughout the department’s fleet. The police department has recently replaced two of its front-line, patrol vehicles with Police Interceptors. Based on the Ford Taurus, the new cruisers feature a V6 engine that is approximately as powerful as the old V8, while achieving moderately better fuel economy. The Interceptor’s real trump card over the Crown Vic, though, is better handling, especially with approaching winter weather. “It handles amazingly because it’s all-wheel drive,” said Officer Adam Batstone, one of the patrol officers assigned to the new cruisers. The new Interceptors — both 2013 models — come with their shortcomings, too. The biggest complaint is that they’re smaller — both in overall footprint and in interior space. The space difference is most noticeable in the back seat, though any occupants in the back of a cruiser will likely have more to worry about than knee room. Should police need to accommodate any persons too large for the back seat, said Lieutenant Al Lessard, the department can use its transport van. Another detraction for the Interceptor is poor rearward visibility in comparison to the Crown Vics. Being more modern vehicles, the Interceptors offer a few amenities that were absent on the Crown Victorias. Officers can activate their lights and sirens from controls mounted on the steering wheel, whereas the same task in a Crown Victoria requires the officer to take his or her hand off the wheel. Another welcome improvement in the Interceptor is a shelf, molded into the top of the dashboard, to fit a radar unit. With this placement, the officer can from preceding page jackpots grow faster and higher in part because the states that play both games agreed in 2010 to sell to one another. Both games are now played in 42 states, Washington, D.C., and the Virgin Islands. The larger pool of players means jackpots roll over to higher numbers

Laconia Police Officer Adam Batstone is shown here with one of the two new Ford Police Interceptors which have recently been added to the department’s fleet, replacing the now-outdated Crown Victoria model. (Laconia Daily Sun photo/Adam Drapcho)

check a motorist’s speed with less distraction; in the Crown Victoria, the radar unit must be placed below the dash, requiring the officer to look down to view the displayed speed. The police department has 22 total cruisers in its fleet, with nine assigned to front-line patrol duties. According to Lessard, the department will seek to replace the Crown Victorias with Interceptors at the rate of two or three per year. The Police Interceptors were sold to the city by

Irwin Automotive Group, a Laconia dealer that won the competitive state bid. The Sign Shop in Tilton adorned with cruisers in Laconia Police Department livery, while Ossipee Mountain Electronics installed police-specific equipment. With flurries in the forecast, officers Batstone and John Howe are looking forward seeing how their new patrol vehicles will handle. As Howe said, “It’s all-wheel drive. That’s the biggest plus, the ability to drive in the snow.”

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Means test Social Security and you have welfare Conservatives never much liked Social Security. It’s a wildly popular government program that’s totally solvent until 2033. It will be easily fixable and by then may not need fixing at all. Doesn’t quite fit with the government-can’t-do-anythingright talking point. Then there’s the Social Security Trust Fund, a nice hunk of change invested in Treasury securities that some conservatives don’t want to pay back. The trust fund represents payroll taxes collected from workers and employers — taxes raised a quarter century ago to provide a cushion against the predicted stresses of an aging population. The money in the trust fund was loaned, not given, to the federal government. Many conservatives argue that the trust fund doesn’t exist, thanks to cheesy accounting of the money. Whoops, it’s been spent, they say. Tough luck. The counterargument goes that the trust fund is real enough that the Treasury may not default on its debt to it without a vote by Congress. Name one rep of either party who would vote for stiffing the trust fund. Counterargument wins. So Social Security’s foes need Plan B. They already tried Plan A during the George W. Bush years. Recall efforts to privatize the program — that is, let workers put their Social Security payroll tax money into private investment plans. Recall how the boosters tried to sell stocks as a no-lose investment. The beauty of Plan A was that Wall Street would get its cut, and eventually, the federal government would no longer be obligated to cut Social Security checks. But the public was so protective of traditional Social Security that Plan A crashed even before the stock market did. Plan B starts with means-testing. It is a clever approach because it expropriates liberal rhetoric about the rich helping the poor. Means-testing would reduce the benefits of the well-to-do while keeping (or raising) them for others. This is an excellent way to destroy the loyalty to the program among

our more powerful citizens. The deal could include making permanent the Social Security payroll tax holiday scheduled to expire on Jan. 1 — in the interests of progressive taxation, of course. Another counter-idea: The payroll tax holiday was always a bad concept from a true liberal perspective. (President Obama backed it as a stimulus measure.) It’s bad because Social Security is an earned benefit. You can’t easily take away something people know they’ve paid for. So here’s the work-around: It makes no sense, writes conservative Ross Douthat, “to finance our retirement system with a tax that ... imposes particular burdens on small business and the working class.” How liberal sounding. How sneaky. Start paying for Social Security out of general revenues and reduce benefits for the wealthy, and what do you have? You have welfare. You know what happens to welfare. Douthat breaks from liberal sweet-talk and gets down to basics. He urges Republicans to regard the payroll tax as “an obstacle — originally created by their political enemies! — to any restraint in what the program spends.” Actually, the law forbids Social Security to take a single penny from general revenues. I can’t think of a better spending restraint than that. But the payroll tax is definitely a political restraint on plans to steal the trust fund. By the way, we already have a system for means-testing. It’s called the progressive income tax. If conservatives think rich people should pay more, they can simply let marginal tax rates (and the capital gains tax rate) rise. Complicating Social Security with more meanstesting and ending the tax dedicated to keeping it afloat would kill the program — with a smile. On to Plan C. (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 offer $125 reward related to theft of Welcome To Belmont banner To the editor, Last spring the American Legion Post #58 in Belmont, along with many individual donors, purchased a dozen new banners for the town — WELCOME TO BELMONT. It now seems that some LOW LIFE just can”t stand to see something nice being done for the town. Some LOW LIFE STOLE the banner at the intersection of Concord Street and Rte. 106. I personally will make

a REWARD of ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY FIVE DOLLARS for the NAME of the PERSON or PERSONS who STOLE this BANNER, I take this personally as I worked my buns off to make this happen — along with my Vice Commander Woody Fogg, to get them placed on the light poles. YOU CAN CONTACT ME at 267-6050. Robert Stevens, Commander American Legion Post #58 Belmont

LETTERS Rasing taxes makes us less competitive & costs people their jobs To the editor, As our Governor-elect Maggie Hassan begins assembling the biennial 2013-2015 budgets, will she keep it balanced without increasing taxes and fees or using accounting gimmicks; or will we once again see a host of increased taxes and fees to accommodate the department budget requests of up to a 26-percent increase (19 percent if you include all funds)? For the sake of our state and citizenry, I hope not. I hope that she, along with the newly elected legislators, is paying attention to the current state of the New Hampshire budget. As of October (16 months into our two-year budget), revenue figures show that the state brought in $8.9 million above projections. This puts our revenue projections to within 2/10 of 1 percent. The gains, albeit modest, were led by business taxes which were ahead by $4.2 million and tobacco and real estate transfer taxes which were

each ahead of projections by $1.9 million. This shows that when the Republicans put this budget together it was as close to “on target” as possible. Further, the fact that tobacco taxes came in nearly $2 million ahead of projections, despite the fact that other “sin taxes” were below projections, demonstrates that our decision to repeal the last of the four tobacco tax increases was the right one. Cutting taxes creates economic growth and jobs. Raising taxes makes us less competitive and leaves our residents out of work. The direction of our Democratic majority leadership during the next two years remains to be seen. Will it be an agenda of increased taxes, creating decreased growth and jobs; or reduced taxes coupled with responsible, moderated spending, making us more competitive in the job market? Rep. Colette Worsman Serving Gilford & Meredith

Obama once let truth take a back seat to expediency, now he’s caught To the editor, Pres. Obama and Nancy Pelosi, together, have painted themselves into an odd corner. As soon as the 2008 election winner was declared, Pres. Obama and Nancy Pelosi said that investigating how Pres. Bush and V. P. Cheney lied and perpetuated lies about WMD (weapons of mass destruction) being in Iraq was off the table. People like myself wanted the record available, wanted historians able to access that truth at a later date. We lost that chance to know the particulars of how a situation was invented in order to wage war. Now senators like John McCain are pressing hard for the exact and precise details regarding Susan Rice’s public stance on what happened in Beng-

hazi. As U.N. Ambassador and potentially as Secretary of State, she’s being tested for honesty. Ironically, Pres. Obama can’t say, “Hey, guys, we let it pass with Bush and Cheney; please do the same here,” because that implies that Rice did lie (just like Bush and Cheney). Having once let truth take a back seat to expediency, he’d like that easy solution again, but why should the Republicans cooperate? They get a win-win situation, because at the start Pres. Obama had no loyalty to truth, law-trained though he is. The Republicans never had to witness Bush-Cheney’s being investigated, that unraveling, and now they also get to work up a lather over Susan Rice. Lynn Rudmin Chong Sanbornton

157 ‘plungers’ raised over $21,000 for work of the Salvation Army To the editor, The 8th Annual Salvation Army Turkey Plunge is now in the record books and quite a few new records were set this year thanks to the generosity and community spirit of the citizens of the Lakes Region. We had an all-time high of 157 folks who “took

record 22 teams, plus individuals. We served the largest number of folks at the post-Plunge luncheon at Laconia Middle School; 180 by our count. All these figures are great but the best figure of all is the bottom line: this year’s Turkey Plunge generated over $21,000 for the work of the Salvation see next page

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from preceding page Before Laughton’s announcement, Wayne MacDonald, chairman of the state Republican committee, demanded her resignation, saying Laughton’s district deserves someone “who will be fully up front and honest with them.” Laughton, the first transgender lawmaker elected in New Hampshire, can’t formally resign her post, as she has not yet been sworn in. But with questions surrounding the state’s reporting requirements, she plans to draft a letter this week to the secretary of state, declining to accept the seat, Laughton said. State law prohibits convicted felons from running for or holding office until their final discharge from prison. But, legal professionals and political leaders across the state aren’t clear on the definition of “final discharge.” Initially, Laughton was sentenced in 2008 to 7½ to 15 years for conspiracy to commit credit card fraud – all suspended pending 10 years of good behavior, and 3½ to seven years for the falsifying physical evidence – again suspended to 10 years good behavior. The two suspended sentences were concurrent. She was sentenced to serve 12 months with four months suspended in the Belknap County Department of Corrections for conspiracy to commit fraudulent use of a credit card. Republican leaders contend that Laughton’s sentencing agreement required a probation period of 10 years of good behavior. “They’re trying to say, technically, it means I haven’t had a final discharge,” Laughton said. But, in the prison system, officials consider final discharge to be when the convict is released, not when parole expires, according to Jeff Lyons, the Department of Corrections spokesman. “(Convicts) can run for office or vote while on probation or parole. The issue is confinement,” Lyons said Tuesday. “As far as we’re concerned, (Laughton) is no longer under our supervision.” Still, investigators from the New Hampshire attorney general’s office are looking into the matter to see if Laughton abided by the law. “This is kind of a perfect juxtaposition of sentencing law and election law,” said Michael Brown, a senior attorney general. “We’re looking into the matter. … We have yet to make a determination.” Despite the state investigation, Laughton hesitated to resign at first. As recently as Tuesday morning, she had posted on her personal Facebook page: “What (sic) did anyone think I was going to give up. Not a chance. That is not in my nature. We move forward and we do not give up or give in.” But around 1 p.m., Laughton said, she learned that violations of state requirements were in question. “We’re trying to get that clarified,” she said. “But now, to try to get some of the bad press to stop being from preceding page Army! THANK YOU Lakes Region! The team of T-Bones/Cactus Jack’s raised the most team money, over $4,000, through in-house contests and giveaways at their restaurants. The individual raising the most money was Casey Wiggin who raised $951 in pledges. Ms. Wiggin is a member of the Inter-Lakes women’s volleyball team which plunged for the third consecutive year. Zany costume awards went to Steve Small as “The Man of Steel” and to the teams from the Laconia Middle School, the Zombies from T-Bones, I-L Ladies Volleyball and the Butterflies from LRCC’s student CARE Society. Our thanks also to the over 60 vendors and teams who made contributions of cash, products, facilities and gift certificates to ensure the success of Turkey Plunge # 8.We want to remind everyone that the Turkey Plunge is the kick-off event for the Salvation Army’s Annual Red Kettle Fund Drive. You’ll see our cheery helpers at major intersections and businesses throughout the Lakes Region between now and Christmas. Please help out with a donation when you see our folks standing by the Salvation Army red kettle ringing their bell. Alison Whynot, Chairman Salvation Army Advisory Board Don Morrissey Turkey Plunge Chairman

generated … now I’ve decided to resign and leave my options open for future runs for office. Because it’s been spreading more than just in the state, its been getting some national attention.” If she broke any laws, it wasn’t done intentionally, Laughton said. “A lot of my supporters did know, and the ones that didn’t know, they didn’t ask,” Laughton said, referring to her criminal past. “I would’ve been more than happy to discuss it with them if they had asked me if I had any criminal background … I don’t feel as though that I ever deceived anyone, but for those that feel as though that they were deceived, I am truly sorry and that was never my intention.” News of her announcement prompted a quick response from Raymond Buckley, chairman of the New Hampshire Democratic Party, saying Democratic leaders “will stay focused on the work they were sent there by voters to do: move New Hampshire and our economy forward.” Laughton filed to run for state representative at Nashua’s city clerk’s office, which is not required by state law to perform criminal background checks on candidates. “There’s no process. There’s also apparently no restrictions under state law,” Nashua City Clerk Paul Bergeron said. “I suppose it’s conceivable that someone might not have met the standard of final

discharge, and I would have no idea how we would determine that.” Once Laughton gives up her seat, it will be up to the Nashua Board of Aldermen to determine how to move forward. The aldermen, charged with arranging the city’s elections, could schedule a make-up vote to find Laughton’s replacement, according to Karen Wadsworth, clerk of the House of Representatives. But, the board also could decline to hold the election to save costs, leaving the 400-seat House with 399 representatives throughout the term, Wadsworth said. “I would definitely want a special election for someone to fill it. I wouldn’t want someone appointed,” Ward 4 Alderman Art Craffey said. On Nov. 6, Laughton won one of three seats in the state House of Representatives in Ward 4, joining Democrats David Cote and Mary Gorman. She garnered 1,588 votes, easily beating two Republican candidates. “It would be very difficult for her to be an effective legislator with this issue that’s been raised,” said Mayor Donnalee Lozeau on Tuesday. “I’m quite certain that her goal was to be an effective legislator.” Also to be determined is whether Laughton and her ex-wife Lisa – who also faced charges in the incidents, Laughton said – will have to resign their see next page

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Plan would grant downtown building owners tax breaks relative to improvements By Michael Kitch THE LACONIA DAILY SUN

LACONIA — At the suggestion of City Manager Scott Myers, the City Council this week agreed to consider adopting the “community revitalization tax relief incentive,” a program intended to put buildings in city and town centers to their highest and best use by offering property tax breaks. The council will hold a public hearing on the issue at its next regularly scheduled on December 10. In 2007, a year after the New Hampshire Legislature enacted the program, the council briefly discussed it, but never voted to implement it. The “community revitalization tax relief incentive” (RSA 79-E) permits municipalities to tax improved properties at their unimproved value for up to five years and as many as nine years for affordable housing projects and designated historic buildings. The measure is aimed specifically at downtown buildings, or those in town or village centers, as designated by the master plan or zoning ordinance or identified by the governing body of the municipality. To qualify for property tax relief, the owner must undertake rehabilitation or renovation equal to 15-percent of the assessed valuation of the structure or $75,000, whichever is less. Moreover, not more than half the construction cost of the project can be subsidized by state or federal programs. The City Council may grant tax relief provided it finds that the projects serves one of the following “public benefits”: Enhancing the “economic vitality” of the downtown, improving a culturally or historically significant structure, promoting the develop-

ment of the municipal center, or by increasing the stock of housing in the urban core. The property owner must enter a covenant, recorded as a burden on the property at the registry of deeds, ensuring that the building will be maintained and used in a manner that serves the public benefit. The duration of the covenant must match the period for which the tax relief is granted. If the property owner fails to honor the covenant, the governing body of the municipality can terminate or reduce the term of the tax relief and, if the covenant is terminated, can recover all back taxes with interest. The law authorizes the municipality to continue taxing the property at its unimproved value for up to five years from the completion of the rehabilitation or renovation. The tax relief may be extended for another two years if the project creates new residential units, and for another four years if it includes “affordable housing.” Likewise, buildings eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places, state register of historic places or a local historic district could be granted an additional four years of tax relief provided that the renovation meets the standards set by the United States Department of the Interior. Myers said that the deferral of property taxes could represent a significant incentive for a property owner and, as one element of a business plan, could help to qualify a project for financing. He noted that since downtown is also designated as an “economic revitalization zone” (ERZ), a property owner could also qualify for credits against state business taxes. The “community revitalization tax relief incen-

tive” would be somewhat at odds with “tax increment financing” (TIF), a mechanism the city has adopted to fund construction and improvement of public infrastructure. Tax increment financing uses property tax revenue generated by redevelopment of private property in a defined TIF district to fund the accompanying improvement of public infrastructure. Many of the eligible properties in Laconia would lie within the bounds of the two TIF districts in downtown and Lakeport. In short, one program relies on the property tax revenue generated by private investment while the other forgoes the same revenue to encourage redevelopment. Myers acknowledged “there are trade-offs,” but added that to the extent property tax relief contributed to higher property values, the city would ultimately benefit from increased property tax receipts. The tax relief incentive would bear on the operation of the city’s property tax cap. The tax cap limits the annual increase in total expenditures funded by property taxes to the rate of inflation, measured by the Consumer Price Index — Urban (CPI), for the prior calendar year, plus an additional amount tied to the value of new construction, which is calculated by multiplying the value of building permits issued between April 1 and March 31 by the prior year’s property tax rate. The incentive would create a class of properties that would qualify both as “new construction” and “non-taxable property.” Any additional expenditures represented by the value new construction that qualified for the tax relief incentive would also be foregone.

Government study finds U.S. motorcycle deaths & injuries cost $16B in 2010 WASHINGTON (AP) — Direct costs from deaths and injuries due to motorcycle crashes were $16 billion in 2010, but the full cost is likely higher because long-term medical expenses are difficult to measure, a government report said. Motorcyclists are involved in fatal crashes at higher rates than drivers of other types of vehicles, and are 30 times more likely to die in a traffic crash than passenger car occupants, according to the Government Accountability Office report. In 2010, 82,000 motorcyclists were injured and 4,502 were killed in crashes, the report said. The average cost for a fatal crash was estimated at $1.2 million, while the cost for injuries ranged from $2,500 to $1.4 million depending upon the severity. It’s difficult to determine the full costs with accuracy because some types of costs are difficult to measure, the report said. For example, treating serious injuries can be long and expensive, but follow-up analyses of costs are conducted only for a few years. Also, other consequences of long-term injuries such as changes in employment and living status can’t be fully measured, the report said. Laws requiring all motorcyclists to wear helmets

are the only strategy proven effective in reducing fatalities and injuries, the report said. Several studies have estimated helmets reduce the risk of death by as much as 39 percent, the report said. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has estimated helmets saved the lives of 1,550 motorcyclists in 2010. However, there has been strong opposition from motorcycle groups to “universal” helmet laws, and only 19 states have them. Another 28 states have “partial” helmet laws that require only some motorcyclists to wear helmets, usually riders under age 21 or under age 18. Three states have no helmet laws: Illinois, Iowa and New Hampshire. Earlier this year, Michigan legislators repealed that state’s helmet requirement for motorcyclists over 21. Other proposals to repeal mandatory helmet laws were considered in California, Maryland, Missouri and Tennessee. While many motorcycle groups endorse the use of helmets, they also oppose mandatory helmet laws as infringements on personal liberties and their right to assume the risk of riding without a helmet, the

report said. “We are 100 percent pro-helmet, and 100 percent anti-helmet law,” Jeff Hennie, vice president of the Motorcycle Riders Foundation, said. “Putting a helmet law in place does not reduce motorcycle fatalities.” Educating other motorists to look out for motorcyclists, and teaching motorcyclists how to ride safely, “is the ultimate solution for saving lives,” he said. But Jackie Gillan, president of Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, which supports mandatory helmet laws, said: “Education is not a substitute for wearing a helmet.” “It’s like saying if you take a driver’s ed class, you don’t have to wear your seat belt,” she said. “Now how silly is that?” Partial helmet laws are also difficult to enforce because it’s hard for police to tell the age of motorcyclists as they go whizzing by, she said. The National Transportation Safety Board dropped mandatory helmet laws from their list of ten “most wanted” safety improvements earlier this month, angering some safety advocates.

Marvin Miller, union leader who transformed baseball to era of free agency dies at 95

NEW YORK (AP) — Marvin Miller was a labor economist who never played a day of organized baseball. He preferred tennis. Yet he transformed the national pastime as surely as Babe Ruth, Jackie Robinson, television and night games. Miller, the union boss who won free agency for baseball players in 1975, ushering in an era of multimillion-dollar contracts and athletes who switch teams at the drop of a batting helmet, died Tuesday at 95. He had been diagnosed with liver cancer in August. “I think he’s the most important baseball figure of the last 50 years,” former baseball Commissioner Fay Vincent said. “He changed not just the sport but the business of the sport permanently, and he truly emancipated the baseball player — and in the process all professional athletes. Prior to his time, they had few rights. At the moment, they control the games.” In his 16 1/2 years as executive director of the Major League Players Association, starting in 1966,

Miller fought owners on many fronts, not only achieving free agency but making the word “strike” stand for something other than a pitched ball. Over the years, his influence was widely acknowledged if not always honored. Baseball fans argue over whether he made the game fairer or more nakedly mercenary, and the Hall of Fame repeatedly rejected him in what was attributed to lingering resentment among team owners. Players attending the union’s annual executive board meeting in New York said their professional lives are Miller’s legacy. “Anyone who’s ever played modern professional sports owes a debt of gratitude to Marvin Miller,” Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Chris Capuano said. “He empowered us as players. He gave us ownership of the game we play. Anyone who steps on a field in any sport, they have a voice because of him.” Major League Baseball’s revenue has grown from $50 million in 1967 to $7.5 billion this year. At his

last public speaking engagement, a discussion at New York University School of Law in April marking the 40th anniversary of the first baseball strike, Miller said free agency and resulting fan interest contributed to the increase. And both management and labor benefited, he said. “I never before saw such a win-win situation in my life, where everybody involved in Major League Baseball, both sides of the equation, still continue to set records in terms of revenue and profits and salaries and benefits,” Miller said. He called it “an amazing story.” Miller, who retired in 1982, led the first walkout in the game’s history 10 years earlier, a fight over pension benefits. On April 5, 1972, signs posted at major league parks simply said: “No Game Today.” The strike, which lasted 13 days, was followed by a walkout during spring training in 1976 and a midseason job action that darkened the stadiums for seven weeks in 1981.

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Solid support for planning & land use spending on the Belmont BudCom BY GAIL OBER


BELMONT — Despite an attempt by one member to eliminate the Conservation Commission’s budget in its entirety, the Budget Committee voted last night to fund all land use departments as the selectmen recommended. Member Tonyel Mitchell-Berry made motion to eliminate the $24,526 requested for the Conservation Committee but the motion died for lack of a second. The request was up $313 from 2012. The proposed Department of Planning and Land Use budget is $296,166 for 2013 up from $287,690 in 2012 with the bulk of the increase coming in retirement and insurance. Mitchell-Berry’s motion came after a presentation by Town Planner Candace Daigle who explained the salary line items in each budget — including that of the land use technician. Daigle said she is the town planner and since 1995 there has been a land use administrator. There is a floating full-time secretarial position within “town hall” of which two hours are attributed to the DPLU. Four hours of the floating secretarial position are carried in the Conservation Commission budget. There is also a land use technician who, Daigle said, works for the Board of Selectmen. Thirty-six of his 40-hour work week is carried under the Department of Land Use budget and four hours is carried under the Conservation Commission Budget. The land use technician works from the Department of Land Use offices and Daigle said that makes it more convenient for customers, likening it to “one-stop shopping.” She said the land use technican’s salary was incorporated into the ARAFAT from page 2 By midmorning, the grave was resealed, and Palestinian officials laid wreaths of flowers to signal Arafat’s reburial. The three teams will separately analyze the samples for possible poison, including polonium-210, a lethal radioactive substance first detected in elevated amounts on some of Arafat’s clothing this summer. Polonium disintegrates rapidly, and experts have cautioned that too much time may have passed since Arafat’s death to reach a conclusive result. Polonium was used in the 2006 killing of Alexander Litvinenko, a former KGB officer turned Russian government critic. Litvinenko blamed the Kremlin for poisoning him. Israel has denied killing Arafat, but many Palestinians believe Israel’s then-prime minister, Arafat nemesis Ariel Sharon, had means, motive and opportunity. Former Sharon spokesman Raanan Gissin said Tuesday that such allegations are baseless and that Israel “had no reason” to kill Arafat, who in his final years lived under Israeli military siege in his walled West Bank compound. Palestinians launched an investiga-

Department of Land Use in 2002 — one year after it was created. In 2012, said Daigle, 27 percent of the land use technician’s time was spent on land use; 21 percent on town matters such as village revitalization and the Church Street Bridge; 21 percent was spent on the Conservation Commission; 11 percent was spent in administration; 9 percent was spent on the BRATT or Belmont Regional Alternative Trail Team; 9 percent was spent on code enforcement, assessing and customer service; and the final 2 percent was spent on other duties. One hour of Daigle’s salary, four hours of the Land Use Technician and four hours of the floating secretary are carried in the Conservation Committee budget and Mitchell-Berry’s suggestion was that those hours be eliminated from the 2013 proposed budget by eliminating the appropriation for the Conservation Commission. She suggested the duties could be performed by existing staff in the hours left. Daigle responded by saying that for her personally she would take an hour pay cut, but that she thought the four hours of minutes taking for the secretary were necessary. She also said the position was full-time, with benefits, and the selectmen would have to determine what hours were worked and where. As to cutting the hours of the land use technician, she said she would again have to defer to the Board of Selectmen because it technically controls the land use technician. Conservation Commission Chair Ken Knowlton said that the Conservation Commission was a “very professional board but recalled the days when it was all all volunteer and “not much got done.” “We are more effective with land use staff,” Knowlton said.

tion immediately after Arafat’s death at a French military hospital but made no progress. The dormant probe got a jolt this summer when a Swiss lab found the polonium on Arafat belongings provided by his widow, Suha. The initial discovery, part of an investigation by the Arab satellite TV station Al-Jazeera, was followed by wrangling between Mrs. Arafat, other relatives and Arafat’s successor, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. Mrs. Arafat wanted a quick exhumation, Abbas initially hesitated and Arafat nephew Nasser al-Kidwa said he opposed digging up the remains. In the end, Abbas could not be seen as blocking a thorough investigation and, armed with blessings from Muslim religious leaders, authorized the exhumation. Abbas was en route to the United Nations on Tuesday, giving him some distance from the proceedings right outside his office window. Three different teams were present when the grave was opened Tuesday: one from the Swiss lab, one from France, where an official death inquiry was launched at the request of the widow, and one from Russia, responding to a call for help by Abbas.

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Family’s Sunday concert to aid Habitat building project LACONIA — A Franklin family and friends will be performing in concert at St. James Episcopal Church at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 2, with all proceeds going towards the construction of a handicap accessible Habitat for Humanity House that is in the planning stages. Admission will be by free-will offering. And the performers — Robert and Kelly Soboslai and their 9-year-old son Robert, Jr. and Kelly’s INTER-LAKES from page one Hall and in Sandwich and will involve some form of a meal, perhaps snacks and finger foods as suggested by School Board member Sally Whalen of Center Harbor. School Board Chairman Richard Hanson said that the meetings will provide a more relaxed atmosphere which encourages open communication between board members and the public. He and Ormond proposed a 5 p.m. starting time for those meetings but Howard Cunningham of Sandwich said that starting them at 6 p.m. would likely enable more people to attend and that adjustments could be made once the board gets a feel for what is the best time for the public. The board has also changed the format of the first meeting of the month, which will now start at 6:30 p.m. following a 5:30 p.m. policy meeting. Non-public sessions, which had been held at 6:30 p.m. with regular meetings following at 7 p.m., will now be held following the conclusion of the board’s regular meeting. Hanson said that in the event of a major issue which would require an non-public session and at which a decision might be made that the public should be made aware of, the board could hold the executive session prior to the regular meeting. ‘’By holding the meeting earlier, we’ll be shortening up the evenings for board members and the public,’’ said Ormond. Hanson said it was important that the board reveal any decisions made in non-public sessions, even if the public is not present, and that as a safeguard any decisions which were made would be announced at the start of the next board meeting. NOTES: Chairman Hanson said that it was his

mother Barbara Emerson — are also the very same people the home on Dearborn Street in Franklin will be built for. Robert, Sr. works at Market Basket in Tilton, Kelly is a stay-at-home home, Robert Jr. is a 4th grader at Paul Smith Elementary School and Barabara is retired. Both Kelly and her mother suffer from Muscular Dystrophy, hence the need for a handicap accessible home. Construction is expected to begin in the spring.

Karla Cashman, clerk of the Inter-Lakes School Board, takes notes at Tuesday night’s meeting, at which her resignation as clerk was announced. She has been clerk for 21 years and is stepping down because she is moving to Laconia. (Roger Amsden/ for The Laconia Daily Sun)

task to give the board the sad news that Karla Cashman, who has served as school district clerk for 21 years, will be stepping down as she is moving out of the district. He said that the district’s rules require that the clerk reside in one of the three towns. Cashman, who is moving to Laconia, has agreed to help the district until a new clerk is appointed. . . . . . Girls’ Soccer Coach Steve Jordan has been nominated as NHIAA Division III Coach of the Year and Volleyball Coach Randy Mattoon, who has been at Inter-Lakes for 20 years, was recently elected to the New Agenda Women’s Hall of Fame. . . . . . Supt. Ormond said that the Meredith Police Department will be conducting the 5th annual drug search of Inter-Lakes High School in January. Three drug-sniffing dogs will be used in the search, which will not involve searching the school parking lot. . . . . The board approved hiring Sarah Ward for a part-time position as Spanish teacher at Sandwich Central School. . . . . The board’s next meeting will be Tuesday, Dec. 11 at 6:30 at the Humiston Building and the SAU 2 School Board will hood a meeting and public hearing on its budget o Wednesday, December 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the Humiston Building.

Franklin man tells court he did not set his house on fire

FRANKLIN (AP) — A New Hampshire man charged with arson in connection with a fire that destroyed his house says he didn’t do it. WMUR-TV reports that 50-yearold Philip Rudolph of Franklin told a district court judge Tuesday that he didn’t need to set his house on fire to get insurance money. The judge cautioned Rudolph to be

quiet and advised him to discuss his case with a lawyer. Franklin firefighters were able to extinguish a fire at Rudolph’s house the morning of Nov. 15. A second fire later in the day destroyed the house. Rudolph is due back in court Dec. 4. The judge set his bail at $50,000. Rudolph is charged with arson and insurance fraud.

SANDWICH from page one University’s Center for the Environment that said the “illumination in town is more than adequate.” According to the report, Sandwich was “far removed from major highways and has no nocturnal traffic.” Yet others have noted that Sandwich’s 30 street lights have little effect on the town’s overall carbon footprint and that other town buildings should be addressed for energy sustainability before the street lights. Selectman’s Secretary Catherine Graham said the NHEC will install the two test lights, the first at the corner of Quimby Field and Main Street and the second is the next light down in front of the Post Office. She said selectmen wanted people to be able to see what two lights next to each other would look like. She said NHEC said they would take care not to destroy the incandescent fixtures from the two test

light in the event that people vote at annual Town Meeting in March not to change to LED lighting. She said NHEC is putting in for a work order and, barring extreme weather, hope to have the test lights installed within a couple of weeks. Right now the town of Sandwich owns the streetlights and NHEC charges a flat rate of $8.87 per light per month. If all the lights stay as they are, NHEC officials have told the town to double its budget for 2013, which they say will reflect the true cost of operating incandescent lighting. Should the town vote in March to switch to LED lights, the NHEC has said it would cost $13.99 per light per month and they would absorb the cost of switching all of the fixtures provided the town enter into a fiveyear agreement for the new fixtures. NHEC will assume ownership of the new lights.

EGYPT from page 2 elected president. The protests were sparked by edicts Morsi issued last week that effectively neutralize the judiciary, the last branch of government he does not control. But they turned into a broader outpouring of anger against Morsi and his Muslim Brotherhood, which opponents say have used election victories to monopolize power, squeeze out rivals and dictate a new, Islamist constitution, while doing little to solve Egypt’s mounting economic and security woes. Clashes broke out in several cities,

with Morsi’s opponents attacking Brotherhood offices, setting fire to at least one. Protesters and Brotherhood members pelted each other with stones and firebombs in the Nile Delta city of Mahalla el-Kobra, leaving at least 100 people injured. “Power has exposed the Brotherhood. We discovered their true face,” said Laila Salah, a housewife at the Tahrir protest who said she voted for Morsi in last summer’s presidential election. After Mubarak, she said, Egyptians would no longer accept being ruled by an autocrat. see next page

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Thanks For Your Caring The 8th annual Salvation Army Turkey Plunge was another example of the caring community that is our Lakes Region. Thanks to our Plungers, teams, sponsors and luncheon donors, we raised more than $ 21,000 for the work of your local Salvation Army. The success of the annual Turkey Plunge is due to the generosity of the folks named below who donated food, beverages, gift certificates, services and team sponsorship pledges. As you are out and about this holiday season and meet them or patronize any of these places, take a moment to thank them for their support and community spirit. Captains Stephen and Sally Warren, Corps Officers Lakes Region Salvation Army Patrick’s Pub & Eatery Inns & Spa at Mill Falls McDonald’s Belknap County Sheriff’s Dept. Kitchen Cravings Meredith Village Savings Bank Laconia Fire Dept. T-Bones/Cactus Jack’s Laconia Parks & Recreation Dept. Moulton Farms LAGO/Common Man Nassau Broadcasting Conneston Const. Lakes Region Coca-Cola Bottling Company Crazy Gringo O Steak & Seafood Oxton Landscaping E.M. Heath Supermarket Lakes Region Comm. College Culinary Arts Dept. and Student Senate

Annie’s Cafe Fratello’s Belknap County Restorative Justice Hannaford’s of Gilford Taylor Rental Hart’s Turkey Farm Mame’s Brickfront Restaurant Home Comfort Meadowbrook Trustworthy Hardware Burrito Me Laconia School Dist. Laconia Middle School Wine’ing Butcher Waterfall Café Angelica Appeal Floral Cara Bean Coffee Lavinia’s Restaurant

Engraving, Awards & Gifts Joyce Janitorial Autohaus of Meredith Daniels Electric Laconia Airport Authority/ WinnAero Laconia HS Interact Club Laconia HS Key Club Interlakes Ladies Volleyball LRGHealthcare LR Comm. College’s CARE Society Franklin Savings Bank UPS Laconia Middle School’s National Honor Society Ballard House of Birds SICS Family

Celebrations in the SUN

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$10 ($15 with photo) includes publication on Saturday in The Laconia Daily Sun Community Page and on the web at (birth announcements are free!)

Call us at 603-737-2010 or send an email to to find out how to get started!

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Retaining community college students said to be key to doubling number of STEM degrees awarded MANCHESTER (AP) — Working harder to hold onto already interested students is faster and less expensive than recruiting newcomers when it comes to increasing the number of science, technology, engineering and math degrees, a national education expert told New Hampshire education leaders Tuesday. Jay Labov, a senior adviser for the National Research Council, was the keynote speaker at a forum hosted by the University System of New Hampshire and the state’s community college system. Last year, the 11 public institutions that make up both groups set a goal of doubling the number of so-called STEM degrees awarded by 2025, and as UNH President Mark Huddleston said Tuesday, they’re still working to put some “meat on the bones” of that agreement. Rather than focus on recruiting, Labov urged the forum participants to explore how to better retain incoming students who’ve expressed an interest in the four fields. Labov said 60 percent of students who come into college wanting to major in science, technology, engineering or math end up changing their majors. Some switch because the work is too difficult, but most switch because their courses weren’t what they expected — they complain about being “just a number” in huge lecture classes and don’t feel like the material presented to them is relevant, he said. “We are losing huge numbers of people because of the ways we teach science,” he said. Increasing that retention figure to just 50 percent would generate three-quarters of the estimated 1 million additional STEM graduates that will be needed in the next decade, he said, though many factors make that challenging. Current students likely will have 10-15 jobs — some of which haven’t yet been invented — by the time they reach their mid50s. And the world of technology changes so quickly that information given to students as freshmen may from preceding page “It’s like a wife whose husband was beating her and then she divorces him and becomes free,” she said. “If she remarries she’ll never accept another day of abuse.” Gehad el-Haddad, a senior adviser to the Brotherhood and its political party, said Morsi would not back down on his edicts. “We are not rescinding the declaration,” he told The Associated Press. That sets the stage for a drawn-out battle that could throw the nation into greater turmoil. Protest organizers have called for another mass rally Friday. If the Brotherhood responds with demonstrations of its own, as some of its leaders have hinted, it would raise the prospect of greater violence after a series of clashes between the two camps in recent days. A tweet by the Brotherhood warned that if the opposition was able to bring out 200,000 to 300,000, “they should brace for millions in support” of Morsi. Another flashpoint could come Sunday, when the constitutional court is to rule on whether to dissolve the assembly writing the new constitution, which

be outdated time they graduate, he said. The latter trend troubled some forum participants, who said it appears to be at odds with businesses that complain that colleges and universities aren’t sending them trained workers. But several business leaders who spoke later said they want welleducated problem solvers, not necessarily graduates trained for a specific job. Jeremy Hitchcock, CEO of DYN Inc., said in an industry where companies come and go quickly, being able to reduce the time getting new hires up to speed is essential. Joe Morone, president and CEO of Albany International Corp., agreed. His company is building a plant in Rochester that is expected to employ 400 people and will manufacture lightweight airplane engine blades that will ultimately end up in about half of all aircraft. “We have no chance of pulling off this project — no chance — unless we successfully recruit, develop and retain a critical mass of STEM talent,” he said. He described a study that found that when it comes to competitive advantages, retaining a talented workforce pays off much more than lowering prices, introducing new products or building new facilities. “If you build a lead on talent, it will take the competition more than seven years to catch up,” he said. “It’s not even close.” Gov.-elect Maggie Hassan, who campaigned on a jobs plan that focused on building the best workforce in the country, told the forum that she will do everything she can to support their work. The group also heard from outgoing Gov. John Lynch, who said nearly every business owner he spoke to during his four terms expressed concerns about finding skilled workers. He said the goal of doubling STEM graduates by 2025 was laudable, but doesn’t go far enough. “I actually think we have to be more aggressive,” he said. “Let’s double it in five years or six years.” is dominated by the Brotherhood and its Islamist allies. Morsi’s edicts ban the courts from disbanding the panel; if the court defies him and rules anyway, it would be a direct challenge that could spill over into the streets. “Then we are in the face of the challenge between the supreme court and the presidency,” said Nasser Amin, head of the Arab Center for the Independence of the Judiciary and the Legal Profession. “We are about to enter a serious conflict” on both the legal and street level, he said. Morsi and his supporters say the decrees were necessary to prevent the judiciary from blocking the “revolution’s goals” of a transition to democracy. The courts — where many Mubarak-era judges still hold powerful posts — have already disbanded the first post-Mubarak elected parliament, which was led by the Brotherhood. Now it could also take aim at the Islamist-led upper house of parliament. Morsi’s decrees ban the judiciary from doing so and grant his decisions immunity from judicial review.

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Scott & Deb’s Consignment Shop

George’s Diner

Crazy Gringo

Finally a place that has it all at great prices .... Scott & Deb’s Retail & Consignment, located at 517 Whittier Highway (Route 25) in Moultonborough. We have everything from new and used furniture and (only new) mattresses at affordable prices, along with custom window treatments and everyday need items. Great Christmas gifts under $5! Open every day 10am-5pm. Delivery available. Call today ... 603-253-7113.

George’s Diner was purchased in 1991 from “George.” We expanded the menu from Breakfast and Lunch to include Dinner, operating with the purpose of serving “Just Good Food.” The recipes for our home-made food come from family and friends. Our customers come from near and far. Please join us for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner while out for your Thanksgiving, Christmas and Holiday activities. Gift certificates available, along with hats, t-shirts and mugs. For every $25 gift certificate purchased, you get a free mug! Wishing everyone a wonderful holiday season!

Take the stress out of your holiday shopping & follow the Weirs Beach sign right to the Crazy Gringo! Easy to find and plenty of parking. After fighting the holiday shopping crowds, stop in for a tasty Mexican dish or one of our nonMexican daily specials ... along with a relaxing beverage of your choice. Mingle with your friends, old and new, at the Best Adult Day Care in the Lakes Region! Crazy Gringo Gift Certificates availabl

Beyond the Belt Martial Arts Center

Vanworks Car Audio recently merged with Kelly’s Stereo so now all your vehicle electronic needs from remote car starters to car boat and motorcycle audio can be taken care of under one roof at our 670 Union Ave location next to Belknap tire. We offer a full line of audio equipment including ipod compatible radios, Sirius XM satellite radio, amplifiers, door speakers and sub woofers. We offer heated seats for both cloth and leather interiors. Stop in or call to find out this month’s specials. Professional installation with over 30 years combined experience.

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Beyond The Belt Martial Arts Center goes far beyond punches and kicks. We fill the gaps of tradition education and extracurricular activities giving our students an education on core values, channeling energy, building confidence and so much more. If you know a child that would benefit from our program this Holiday season, then now is the time. Now until Christmas receive 20% off gift certificates on membership and enrollment fees in our award winning Children’s Leadership Program. Beyond The Belt, taking today’s youth and turning them into tomorrow’s leaders!


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Shalimar Resort The Lobster House Restaurant at Shalimar Resort features the freshest seafood in town and live lobsters. Join us for AYCE Sunday Brunch 9-1 with homemade desserts, donuts, chef carved roast beef, jumbo shrimp, eggs benedict, omelet station and much more! Wednesdays 5-8pm we have our AYCE Fresh Tossed Pasta Buffet. Your choice of pasta, toppings and sauces, homemade soup, salad, bread dipping station, hot entrees! $12 pp (check out our buy one get one free coupon in today’s paper makes it $6pp). Every Thursday, Twins for $20 and Surf & Turf for $20. BOGO Free coupon in today’s paper. Live entertainment every weekend! Book your holiday party with us, no room charge, $10 menu available. 524-1984 for coupons!

Mame’s Take advantage of Mame’s Gift Cards Bonus ... Pay for four and get five $25 Gift Cards. $125 worth of gifts for $100! Mame’s Dinner Gift Cards make a great gift for friends, family, employees and a special thank you for those you want to remember. Now accepting reservations for private holiday Christmas parties. Call to reserve your room, 279-

$10 OFF* Brunch for Two All You Can Eat Gourmet Brunch with Over 50 Items!

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Thursdays ~ Buy any entreé on the regular menu & receive one entreé of lesser value FREE! Includes Lobster! * Expires 11/30/12. With coupon. Limit 2 coupons per table. Valid 5-7pm. Not to be combined with other offers. Not valid on take out. Does not include tax and gratuity. LDS

The Best Sunday Brunch The Lakes Region Has Ever Seen! * With this ad. Must be two guests per coupon. Adult brunch only. Not to be combined with other offers. Not valid on take out. Limit 2 coupons per table. Expires 11/30/12. LDS

4631. Looking to get away from the Holiday stress, join us for some easy listening music and a bite to eat every Friday and Saturday evening from 7 – 9:30. Dr. Phil and Jan, Julia Vellie and Kyle Nickerson all bring a great variety of talent for your enjoyment. All appetizers 1/2 price in the tavern during NFL games! Located on Plymouth Street in Meredith, behind Bootlegger’s, at the light.

Wild Bird Depot For over 18 years, Wild Bird Depot has earned the reputation of providing the largest variety of wild bird products in New Hampshire. Expert advice, value pricing and top quality products are hallmarks of this backyard birding feeding enterprise. Owner, Steve White is a nationally known lecturer, columnist for a statewide newspaper, and local radio show host. Open 7 days per week at 9AM, visit Wild Bird Depot for all your nature gifts for indoor, patio, deck and garden accessories. Over 1500 items available online,

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Looking for a new look in your kitchen without all the demolition? Call me and I will stop by with door samples, pick out a new door then a new color or woodgrain. We will install that new color or woodgrain on your cabinet frame then install your new doors and drawerfronts, with prices starting as low as 35% off the cost of replacing your cabinets. You will save thousands. We fabricate our own countertops that looks like marble granite solid surfacing and more..... Best prices around guaranteed! 603-2796555.

Annie’s Book Stop Annie’s Book Stop, located at 1330 Union Avenue, is a unique bookstore specializing in gently used paperbacks; we also sell new books at 20% off the retail price. We carry White Mountain puzzles, Melissa & Doug products, Dr. Seuss puzzles, unique bookmarks and over 250 cards. Genres include: self- help, audio-books, history, classics, autobiographies, large print, crafts, cookbooks, local interest, large print, as well as fiction. Visit our children’s room where you will find activity books, chapter books and step-into-reading selections. We also have gift certificates. 528-4445.

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Professional installation with over 30 years combined experience. We offer a Full Line of Audio Equipment Including Ipod Compatible Radios, Sirius XM Satellite Radios, Amplifiers, Door Speakers, Sub Woofers and Navigation Systems. Free Local Pick-Up or Drop-Off Open Mon-Wed 8am-6pm, Thurs 8am-8pm, Fri 8am-6pm and Saturday by appointment Stop in or call to find out this month’s specials or “Like” Us on

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Just Love to Sing

TLC Jewelry

The Thrifty Yankee

TLC Jewelry located at 279 Main St. Tilton has a surprisingly wide selection of rings, bracelets, pendants, Citizen Eco-Drive watches and diamond studs starting at just $75. At TLC Jewelry the customer is always treated with “tender loving care”. Stay away from crowded malls and shop locally with confidence at TLC. Kathy has access to special gems and hard to find pieces, she can even redesign an old piece of jewelry. TLC is also the place to turn your unused jewelry, into cash. So for all your holiday needs think TLC Jewelry, where there are no minimums for layaway. Call today 286-7000 or find them on Facebook.

The Thrifty Yankee is a small, eclectic store in Meredith with a huge selection of fashion and costume jewelry, sterling silver jewelry, collectibles, DVDs, handbags, clothing and small furniture. For the outdoor enthusiast they offer fishing poles, hunting equipment and camping supplies. The owner’s motto is “no reasonable offer will be refused”. Beverly Anderson has been in the gold buying and selling business since 1985 where she started her career in the Jeweler’s Building in Boston. Finance your holiday shopping by selling your gold and silver jewelry and coins in any condition. New items arrive daily, so come often. The Thrifty Yankee is open Wednesday through Sunday 10am - 5pm, open late on Friday nights to accommodate your holiday shopping.

Tavern 27 Looking for a new experience? Tavern 27 may be just the place to eat, drink and relax.....with a combination of great food and a casual atmosphere. Using fresh, local ingredients (many organic) they offer a variety of American style tapas, gourmet pizzas with homemade sourdough crust, entrees, steak, soups, tempting salads and desserts. Some popular items not to be missed are the Cloud 9 shrimp, the inside-out poppers, chickpea fries and artichoke bites. Also available are gluten free, vegetarian and pescatarian options. They have a full bar and an expanding wine list. Open six days a week. Tuesday-Thursday 4pm-10:00pm; Friday-Sunday 11:00am-10:00pm. Call 528-3057 for a reservation or to book your holiday party or special group event. Located at 2075 Parade Rd. Laconia.

Awakenings Espresso Cafe At Awakenings Espresso Café, it’s not just about the coffee! There’s truly something for everyone, whether you’re looking for a gourmet espresso treat, an everyday cup of perfectly brewed coffee, homemade pastries, breakfast, and lunch, or gift items! This holiday season, be sure to order your gift baskets, cakes, and pies! Our warm atmosphere (wi-fi included!) and friendly staff are sure to make this a favorite spot! Open 7 days a week, Monday-Friday 6am-4pm, Saturday 6am-2pm, and Sunday 8am-2pm at 1429 Lakeshore Rd. in Gilford! 524-1201.

“Give the Gift of Music” Certificates

Voice Lessons and Beginning Piano Lessons Includes holiday card and envelope 781-5695

The Thrifty Yankee New and Used Goods

Do you Need Cash for Christmas? Clean out your jewelry box and bring us your old gold, silver and coins to trade in for CASH. Offering Highest Prices Paid in the Lakes Region. a FREE necklace Across from Interlakes High School, with every on Rte. 25 just 1/2 mile east of the lights purchase in beautiful downtown Meredith over $25 121 Rte. 25 #4, Meredith • 279-0607

COME VISIT new location, new products, same fun atmosphere! 50 Canal Street, Laconia 455-8008 Free gift if you mention this ad!

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Mexican Lunch Menu

VISIT OUR NEW STORE Great Gifts ~ Unique Items Gift Certificates Available For Locals Too! Family Weekend Packages Couples Packages ~ Ladies Weekends Guy’s Fishing/Snowmobile Weekends 603-968-7116

Booktique (book-teek) A small retail store specializing in the best new books, complete with card shop, award winning toys & family games and affordable gifts & accessories.

Fritz Wetherbee Tells Stories & Signs New Book Sunday, December 2 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

1132 US Rt. 3 Scenic View Road Holderness, N.H. 03245


Monday - Thursday 11:30am - 4pm

DAILY SPECIALS ~ Starting at 4pm MON - 1/2 Price Mexican Pizzas TUE - 1/2 Price Chimichangas WED - 1/2 Price Burritos THUR - 1/2 Price Enchiladas FRI - 1/2 Price Nachos & Mexican Salads

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Gilford Gift Outlet Celebrating 26 Successful Years ... Gilford Gift Outlet is proud to have been meeting its customers’ card and gift needs for over 26 years. We carry quality greeting cards from Designer Greetings at 1/2 OFF everyday! We carry an extensive display of Yankee Candle products (and yes, we accept Yankee coupons). We carry a large assortment of Willow Tree angels and figurines, as well as scarves, jewelry & much more ... something for everyone on your shopping list! We would like to thank you for allowing us to be your source for all your card and gift needs for over 26 years. Gilford Gift Outlet is located next to Patricks and the Liquor Store in Gilford. 293-0338.

Water Street Cafe Join us at the Water Street Cafe during the holidays. Enjoy our pleasant warm inviting atmosphere, with delicious meals cooked the way you like. Sample some of our delicious homemade savory holiday pies like our Pork or Salmon Pie, or the traditional apple, pumpkin, chocolate cream & coconut cream pie. Make your holidays easy and

Mame’s Gift Cards Bonus ... Pay for four and get five $25 Gift Cards. That’s $125 worth of gifts for $100!

Great gift for friends, family, employees and a special thank you for those you want to remember.

pick up gift certificates for friends and co workers. Book your holiday party or we can cater to your home or office. Water Street Cafe......”off the beaten path, but DEFINITELY worth finding”

BootLegger’s Footwear Center With over 100 of the best brand names in footwear and thousands of styles to choose from, Bootlegger’s Footwear Centers offer the area’s largest selection of footwear for your entire family. With over 48 years of experience, Bootlegger’s has the knowledge and professional service to assist you in making the best footwear purchase to meet your needs. At Bootlegger’s we offer “everyday low pricing” so you can always shop with confidence that you are getting a great value in your purchase. We also specialize in wide widths and hard to find sizes to help fit the toughest of feet. For store locations, hours and promotions, visit

Lakes Region Party & Gifts

Taylor Community Village Program Trying to find that perfect gift that is not only practical but special? The holidays are quickly approaching and with it the anxiety of what to get for Mom or Dad. The solution may be as easy as an annual membership in the Taylor Community Village Program. The Village Program enables your Mom and Dad to remain in their home but with important support such as transportation to medical appointments, grocery shopping and discounted Lifelines. Things that help them to be independent. So if you are searching for the perfect gift that is meaningful and also one of a kind, contact Diane Poh at 366-1203 or at

Top of the Town A warm and friendly staff will greet you at this unique restaurant owned and operated by Kathy Holiday. Serving affordable lunches and dinners Tuesday Thru Saturday with early bird dinners nightly staring at 4pm, offering great food including Prime Rib, T Bone steaks, Roast Duck, Fresh Seafood. Homemade soup or salad offered with entrees at no charge. Join us during the holidays for your Christmas Party. Treat someone you love with a gift certificate that will be remembered for many years. Stop by and enjoy the food and the atmosphere. Top Of The Town 88 Ladd Hill Road, Belmont, N.H. 528-3244.

For All Your Holiday Needs

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Just Love to Sing

The Studio

Just Love to Sing! is offering the “Gift of Music” to students of all ages interested in enjoying singing or beginning piano. “Music is such a joy and Just Love to Sing” is happy to offer gift certificates to experience what music can mean in your life”, says Jane Cormier of Just Love to Sing. Certificates come in four or eight week sessions and include a beautiful gift card. For more info call 603 781 5695.

If you are looking for a gift idea that’s out of the ordinary, come to The Studio for great ideas that won’t cost a fortune. From great stocking-stuffers to Secret Santa gifts that will bring a smile to the recipient’s face, The Studio is the place to shop. If you’re stumped by that hard-to-shop-for person on your gift list, ask for help - chances are that Melissa can hook you up with something that will surprise and delight any recipient! The Studio -- a little out of the way, a lot out of the ordinary!

Sawyers Jewelry

Just Good! Food

GEORGE’S DINER Plymouth Street, Meredith • 279-8723



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Sawyers Jewelry is your OFFICIAL ROLEX JEWELER for new watches and factory service. We remind our visitors, the NH advantage is NO sales tax. Sawyers presents the event weekend of the season. Visit us Friday, November 30th for the 4th Annual Ladies Night from 5pm to 8pm, and meet Peter Storm, Saturday, December 1st from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm. He’ll be showing his latest styles and will be happy to advise you about redesigns using your gemstones and diamonds. Call for an appointment, (603) 527-1000 or just come in. Fill out a SAWYERS Wish List and enter to win a gift basket, a $750 value, no purchase necessary. Our rules are posted at our store. Price, value, and service for more than 65 years. Sawyers Jewelry Main Street, Laconia or

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Open house at Moulton Farm marks Breakfast with Santa Saturday kicks off weekend of events in Sandwich opening of wreath competition MEREDITH — The annual open house on December 2 at Moulton Farm in Meredith is also the opening of the farm’s “Gallery of Wreaths”. The open house will be from 11 a.m to 3 p.m. The display is also a friendly competition between the farm’s floral design team and other members of the farm’s staff. “It started out as a bit of a joke one afternoon,” says John Moulton. “We gathered an unlikely crew to help harvest the flowers that were ready Sue Dail is one of Moulton Farm’s floral designers. Her work will be in the farm’s cutting featured in the farm’s “Gallery of Wreaths” competition which runs garden. That naturally December 2 through December 16. (Courtesy photo) led to some jokes and boasts, so we wreath wins the most votes. decided to have some fun during the Moulton Farm is located at 18 Quarry Christmas season and let the public Road off Route 25 in Meredith. The farm settle who created the best wreath.” practices sustainable agriculture and is The wreaths will include whimsical dedicated to providing the highest qualdesigns as well as traditional wreath ity fruits and vegetables while preservdesigns. Visitors to the farm between ing its rich soil for future generations. December 2 and December 16 get to In addition to offering fresh cut New vote for their favorite wreath. The Hampshire grown Christmas trees and wreath with the most votes will earn wreaths, the farm offers baked goods, a its creator bragging rights among the quality selection of cheeses, meats, and farm’s staff for the year. One member other items from northern New Engof the public will win their favorite land producers. More information is wreath, regardless of whether the available at

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SANDWICH — The Annual Breakfast with Santa will be Saturday, Dec. 1 at the Corner House Inn from 8:3010 a.m. and will feature a breakfast buffet. Call 284-6219 for reservations. Adults are $8 and children are $4.50 (plus tax & gratuity). Proceeds to benefit the Squam Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce. The event kicks off a big weekend in Sandwich marked by the 35th annual Sandwich Craftsmen’s Christmas in the Village which runs Saturday and Sunday. At the Sandwich Central School, Sandwich Historical Society, and many other locations around Sandwich, crafters and business people have been busy and will be offering a wide variety of locally made Christmas, holiday and household items. Detailed maps will be available at each location and all around town. Each one of the “official” Sandwich Craftsmen’s locations will be marked by a giant red Christmas stocking with a number on it. The “official”—those listed on the Sandwich Craftsmen’s Christmas in the Village Map- festival locations will be open Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.special events and other locations may be open some different hours Jay Hurd of Sandwich and his team of horses have been hired by the Sand-

wich Business Group to escort folks around the village from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday. Holiday songs and carols are encouraged. On Saturday, December 1, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.there will be a display of more than fifty Nativities collected by Joan Cook over the years during trips to Europe, South America, Mexico, as well as throughout the United States. They will be on display in the sanctuary of the Methodist Meetinghouse, 12 Main Street, Center Sandwich, during the same time as the Chowder luncheon sponsored by the Ladies Aid. On Saturday, December 1, 10 a.m. to noon there will be an opportunity for people to make their own holiday wreaths in the basement of the Baptist Meetinghouse, 12 Church Street, Center Sandwich. Peter Pohl will be bringing the greens and the frames. Dotty Burrows will bring the bows. There is no charge for the workshop or wreath. Bows will be available for a small price. The Ladies Aid Annual Chowder Luncheon and Craft Sale, Saturday, will be held on Saturday, Dec. 1, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Methodist Meetinghouse, 6 Main Street, Center Sandwich. $5 for adults, $3 for children under 10. Lunch will include a choice of corn chowder or vegetable soup, bread, tea, coffee, and gingerbread.

LACONIA —The first-ever Jump ‘N Joy Jump-a-thon which will raise funds for the WLNH Children’s Auction will be held Saturday, December 1 from 10 a.m. to noon and Sunday, December 2 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Jump ‘N Joy at 477 Province Road in Laconia.

The goal is to raise $3,000 for the auction and some 25 to 30 children are expected to participate in each session with the hope that each one will raise at least $50. The top two fundraisers will receive prizes. see next page

Jump ‘N Joy Jump-a-thon this weekend raises funds for Children’s Auction

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LACONIA — Helen D. Schultz, 103, of 21 Ledges Drive, Taylor Community, died at her home on Wednesday, November 21, 2012. She was the widow of James C. Schultz, who died in 1971. Mrs. Schultz was born May 22, 1909 in Chicago, Illinois, the daughter of Frank and Emma (Kolba) Danicek. She resided in Tuftonboro for several years before moving to Laconia in 1996. Mrs. Schultz had been employed as the Business Administrator at the Bohemian Home for The Aged in Chicago for 25 years. Mrs. Schultz was a member of the United Baptist Church of Lakeport and was a former member of the Melvin Village Community Church. She had been a Cub Scout Den Mother in Cicero, Illinois, was an active member of the P.T. A. and was a camp counselor. She was very active in church organizations

and was a Sunday School Teacher. Survivors include a son, James P. Schultz of Seattle, Washington; one daughter, Margaret “Peg” S. Petrie of Laconia; four grandchildren; seven great grandchildren and many nephews and nieces. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, December 1, 2012 at 2:00 P.M. at Woodside, Taylor Community, the Rev. Sharron LaMothe officiating. Burial will be in the family lot in Woodlawn Cemetery, Chicago. For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the Taylor Community Reflective Garden Fund, 435 Union Avenue, Laconia, N.H. 03246. Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N. H. is assisting the family with the arrangements.

GILMANTON — Johanna A. “Joke” (de Bruin) Zanes, 89, of 288 Currier Hill Rd., Gilmanton, died Tuesday evening, November 20, 2012, at the Laconia Center - Genesis Health Care, Laconia. She was born September 1, 1923, in Java, Indonesia, the daughter of the late Adrianus and Cornelia (van Bugt) de Bruin. She grew up and was schooled in Indonesia and the Netherlands and graduated from the Deaconess Hospital of Hilversum, the Netherlands, with a nursing degree. During World War II, she was part of the Dutch Resistance and became a U.S. citizen in 1952. She was employed for over 33 years as a registered nurse with the Laconia Hospital and later the Lakes Region General Hospital. She was known for the kind care she gave so many over those years. Joke was a parishioner of St. James Episcopal Church, a member of the LRGH Auxilliary and a

former member of Peabody-Mt Washington Chapter #35 Order of the Eastern Star of Tilton. She enjoyed quilting and spending much time family and friends. She is survived by her husband of 59 years, James E. Zanes of Gilmanton; a daughter, June Zanes Garen of Gilmanton; grandchildren, Jonathan M. Garen and Rachel E. Garen both of Gilmanton; a brother, Ad de Bruin of Malaga, Spain; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a sister, Elizabeth Bouland of Holland. Friends and relatives are invited to attend memorial services on Saturday, December 1, 2012, at 11 am, in the Dewhirst Funeral Home, 1061 Union Ave., Laconia. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Stray Cat Care Fund c/o MacDonald Veterinary Services, 43 Gilford East Dr., Gilford, NH, 03249. Please visit us at, to send on-line condolences or for more information.

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attendees are free to bring camp chairs or pillows to make the experience even more comfortable. Family movies are drop-in and therefore don’t require preregistration but are not drop-off. Children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by an adult. If Alton Central School and Prospect Mountain High School is closed due to inclement weather the Gilman Library will be closed and the movie will be postponed. Call 875-2550 for more information regarding featured presentations.

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LEGAL NOTICE TOWN OF TILTON PUBLIC HEARING The Selectmen will a public hearing on Thursday, November 29, 2012 and Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. at the Tilton Town Hall, 257 Main Street, Tilton, New Hampshire 03276 to receive public comment on the following in accordance with RSA 41:14-a: 1. An Easement Agreement from the Town of Tilton (Map/Lot R09-54) to Haven Grove LLC (Map/Lot R0953 and Map/Lot R09-55.) The purpose of this easement is to establish a pathway for employees to safely pass from the parking lot on Lot-53 across Lot54 to Lot-55 located on Grange Road, Tilton, NH. 2. Quit Claim Deed from the State of New Hampshire to the Town of Tilton (Map/ Lot U05-24) also known as “Vest Pocket Park” located at 320 Main Street, Tilton, NH. The Town of Tilton complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act regulations. Please contact the Selectmen’s Office 603-286-4521 x 100 if you need special accommodation in order to attend this meeting.

Decorative Interiors, Opechee Garden Club helping infuse Bridges House with New Hampshire history CONCORD — The Bridges House was donated to the state of New Hampshire by the late Senator Styles Bridges to be used as the official Governor’s residence. Although not actually used as a residence, the home has served as a meeting place for the Governor’s office. The Friends of the Bridges House, led by Dr. Susan Lynch, has worked tirelessly to restore the house to reflect the state’s culture and history. With private fundraising and donations the home has been renovated and will provide an attractive and functioning setting for non-profit and community events. As an introduction and further enhancement of the property the Bridges House has been turned into

a Designer Show house open to the public through December 16. Decorative Interiors of Laconia with designers Marcia Cotter and Stephanie Wentworth were selected to decorate the new all season porch. This new intimate meeting room highlights the view of the outdoors and provides a serene place for a variety of functions. The room, with the help of the Opechee Garden Club, is now receiving a holiday makeover with festive holiday decorations. Further information about the Bridges House and all upcoming events can be found at

GILFORD — The Gilford Youth Center and the Gilford Parks and Recreation Department are hosting its 4th Annual “Santa Land” this Friday, 5:308:30 p.m., and Saturday, 10-12 p.m. There is free admission on both days. The event will offer interactive stations for children, including games, arts and crafts face painting, rides, a coloring contest, story room and more. Children will have the opportunity to meet Santa and have a picture taken with him.

Pictures will be emailed to families at no cost. There will also be a toy raffle table, cookie walk, and cookie decorating table. On Friday, there will be hot dogs and hamburgers for sale. Santa will be joined by Mrs. Claus, Rudolph, the Gingerbread Man, and many elves. Even Elmo will also be making an appearance. For more information, contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 527-4722.

Annual ‘Santa Land’ held in Gilford Friday & Saturday

LACONIA AIRPORT AUTHORITY PUBLIC NOTICE The Appointive Agency for the Laconia Airport Authority is seeking letters of intent for a member-atlarge volunteer position on the Authority. The applicant must be a resident of Laconia. This appointment term is 1/2013 - 4/2014. The Authority makes numerous decisions concerning financial and regulatory issues. The ideal candidate would be a person with the experience and background to deal with such issues. Knowledge of aviation is desired but not a requirement. Letters are to include background and qualifications. Letters accepted via E-mail or Fax through Tuesday, December 4, 2012 only to: Laconia Airport Authority Appointive Agency Fax 603 528-0428 You must include E-mail, phone, or Fax

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By Holiday Mathis SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). The effect of your words and deeds will be as real as the ripple caused by the rock thrown into still waters. You will immediately see the way you move people. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Mine fields just look like fields until something blows up. Steer clear of temptation. There is a point at which your confidence can harm you. A false sense of security could lead to unnecessary danger. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). If you have grasped at something that hasn’t grasped back at you, the time has come to let it go. When you’re on your highest path, the petty concerns will melt away. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Since memory has a way of reordering events, being first or last won’t matter, only what you do with your turn. Play it well, and today becomes a story you’ll often repeat. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). People want to be around you now. Perhaps it’s the perfume of victory to which they are responding. Your sign mate Elizabeth Taylor once said, “Success is a great deodorant. It takes away all your past smells.” TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Nov. 28). You’ll live thoughtfully. Next month, you’ll be the strong leader of an effective organization. In December, you’ll join a group, make friends and increase your influence. Love grows gradually through January. February financial shifts favor you. Work gets complex, pays better and provides entertainment, too. Leo and Pisces people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 40, 2, 14, 38 and 33.

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ARIES (March 21-April 19). You won’t go down without a fight, and you won’t go up without one, either. There’s nothing wrong with your fighting mood. It’s a sign that you’re very much alive! TAURUS (April 20-May 20). The one who thinks of you isn’t always the one who should be thinking of you. You would do well to steer clear of people whose interest is not aligned with yours. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You are a role model whether or not you think it’s what you signed up for. Even if you don’t intend for others to copy you, they will. Being aware of your influence will be crucial to your success as a human. CANCER (June 22-July 22). If you ask the fire, the lake is an enemy. But if you ask the frog, the lake is home, nourishment and the source of all goodness. You will qualify things according to your need for them. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Your needs may currently seem to clash with the needs of another, but this state won’t last forever. You could become partners again sooner than you think. This game can have two winners. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You could use a bit more faith. Instead of working hard to clear a path, believe that the path before you is already being cleared and move ahead with your main goal. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You have a “friend” who surpassed you in some regard. Sometimes you wonder whether you’re ever going to see this person get their due comeuppance. You will. Stay focused on your own scene. Keep taking action.



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––––––– ALMANAC ––––––– Today is Wednesday, Nov. 28, the 333rd day of 2012. There are 33 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 28, 1942, nearly 500 people died in a fire that destroyed the Cocoanut Grove nightclub in Boston. On this date: In 1520, Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan reached the Pacific Ocean after passing through the South American strait that now bears his name. In 1861, the Confederate Congress admitted Missouri as the 12th state of the Confederacy after Missouri’s disputed secession from the Union. In 1885, at the end of the Third Anglo-Burmese War, British troops occupied Mandalay. In 1905, Sinn Fein was founded in Dublin. In 1912, Albania proclaimed its independence from the Ottoman Empire. In 1922, Captain Cyril Turner of the Royal Air Force gave the first public skywriting exhibition, spelling out, “Hello USA. Call Vanderbilt 7200” over New York’s Times Square; about 47,000 calls in less than three hours resulted. In 1958, Chad, Gabon and Middle Congo became autonomous republics within the French community. In 1961, President John F. Kennedy dedicated the original permanent headquarters of the Central Intelligence Agency in Langley, Va. Ernie Davis of Syracuse University became the first African-American to be named winner of the Heisman Trophy. In 1962, Princess Wilhelmina, the onetime Queen of the Netherlands, died at age 82. In 1964, the United States launched the space probe Mariner 4 on a course to Mars. In 1979, an Air New Zealand DC-10 en route to the South Pole crashed into a mountain in Antarctica, killing all 257 people aboard. In 1987, a South African Airways Boeing 747 crashed into the Indian Ocean with the loss of all 159 people aboard. One year ago: Egyptians, despite a recent wave of unrest, waited peacefully in long lines to vote in the first parliamentary elections since the ouster of Hosni Mubarak; Islamist parties were the big winners. Occupy Wall Street protesters defied a deadline to remove their weeks-old encampment on the Los Angeles City Hall lawn. Today’s Birthdays: Recording executive Berry Gordy Jr. is 83. Singer-songwriter Bruce Channel is 72. Singer Randy Newman is 69. Movie director Joe Dante is 65. “Late Show” orchestra leader Paul Shaffer is 63. Actor Ed Harris is 62. Former NASA teacher in space Barbara Morgan is 61. Actor Judd Nelson is 53. Movie director Alfonso Cuaron (kwahr-OHN’) is 51. Rock musician Matt Cameron is 50. Actress Jane Sibbett is 50. Comedian Jon Stewart is 50. Actress Garcelle Beauvais (gar-SEHL’ boh-VAY’) is 46. Rhythm-and-blues singer Dawn Robinson is 44. Hip-hop musician (Black Eyed Peas) is 38. Actress Aimee Garcia is 34. Rapper Chamillionaire is 33. Actor Daniel Henney is 33. Rock musician Rostam Batmanglij (bot-man-GLEESH’) (Vampire Weekend) is 29. Rock singer-keyboardist Tyler Glenn (Neon Trees) is 29. Actress Mary Elizabeth Winstead is 28. R&B singer Trey Songz is 28. Actress Scarlett Pomers (“Reba”) is 24.


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CALENDAR TODAY’S EVENTS Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours at Prescott Farm Environmental Center (PFEEC). 4-6 p.m. at Prescott Farm in Laconia. Light refreshments will be provided and door prizes will be awarded. For more information call 366-5695 or send an email to kdrouin@ Better Together of Lakes Region’s Annual Celebration Dinner. 5-7 p.m. at the Belknap Mill in Downtown Laconia. For more information email or call 581-1571. Jazz singer Violette performs at Blackstones. 8 p.m. at the Margate Resort in Laconia. Admission is $12. The concert will be preceded by free wine tasting beginning at 7 p.m. For more information call (518) 793-3183. Laconia High School Class of 1948 luncheon. Noon at The Lyon’s Den in Glendale (Gilford). Sant Bani School in Sanbornton hosts an Admission Open House for interested parents. 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. To RSVP call 934-4240 or email Visit for more information. The Tilton/Northfield Hall Memorial Library Happenings. Storytime 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Arts and crafts 3 p.m. Participants will be making bookmarks. The Thrifty Yankee (121 Rte. 25 - across from (I-LHS) collects donations of baby clothes, blankets and hygiene items for Baby Threads of N.H. every Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 279-0607. Laconia Elders Friendship Club meeting. 1:30 p.m. at the Leavitt Park Clubhouse. People 55 and older meet each Wednesday for fun, entertainment and education. Meetings provide an opportunity for older citizens to to meet for pure social enjoyment and the club helps the community with philanthropic work. Country Acoustic Picking Party at the Tilton Senior Center. Every Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. Duplicate bridge at the Weirs Beach Community Center. 7:15 p.m. All levels welcome. Snacks. Preschool story time at Belmont Public Library. 10:30 a.m. Overeaters Anonymous offers a program of recovery from compulsive eating using the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of OA. Wednesday nights at 5:30 p.m. at St. Joseph Church in Belmont. Call/ leave a message for Elizabeth at 630-9969 for more information. Free knitting and crochet lessons. Drop in on Wednesdays any time between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. at Baby Threads workshop at 668 Main Street in Laconia (same building as Village Bakery). 998-4012. Narcotics Anonymous meeting. 7 to 8:30 p.m. at 18 Veterans Square in Laconia. Concord Transplant Support Group. 7 p.m. in Room 5C at Concord Hospital. Open to all pre- and post-transplant patients, friends and family. For more information call Yoli at 224-4767 TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) group meeting. 5:30 p.m. at the First Congregational Church in Meredith.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29 Plymouth Regional High School Jazz Ensemble concert osted by the Plymouth State University Jazz and University Combo. 7 p.m. in the Hanaway Theatre at the Sliver Center. Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for seniors and youth. For more information or to purchase ticked call 535-2787 or go to Book wreaths craft lesson at the Hall Memorial Library in Northfield. 6 p.m. Learn how to create a cool wreath using an old book. Bring a hot glue gun if you have one. Laconia Indoor Market. 3-6 p.m. at Skate Escape on Court Street in Laconia. Various farmers, food vendors, artisans, and independent sales representatives will be present. For a full list of vendors and specials go to http://

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German Advent Service at More than 150 vendors setting up at Gilford High School annual Holiday Craft Fair on Dec. 1 Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Sunday afternoon

GILFORD — The Gilford High School Annual Craft Fair will be held this Saturday, December 1 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be over 150 crafters from a variety of states in New England, along with school sponsored clubs and organizations from both the middle and high school that will be selling their wares. There will be something for everyone; candles, pet related items, holiday decorations, baked goods, jewelry, scarves, fudge, and a variety of gift baskets are just a few of the items for sale. Shoppers can even grab a quick snack or dine with friends in the food

court located in the middle school. The senior class of 2013 will also be raffling off a one night stay at Mill Falls in Meredith in the high school gym lobby. They will also be selling coffee, donuts and meatball grinders throughout the day to raise money to help offset the cost of graduation and their class trip. While the items purchased from outside vendors goes to those individuals, the renting of the booth space also goes to the senior class. Based on the number of vendors at this year’s fair, the class hopes to raise $7,000.

LACONIA — The Laconia Parks and Recreation and Public Works Departments will hold a public presentation of the recently completed sand migration study of Weirs Beach on Thursday, November 29, at the Weirs Community Center at 6:30 p.m. The study was initiated in response to growing concerns about the erosion of the beach area, which has seen a significant reduction in size since its

installation in the 1950’s. The consultant who performed the study, Woods Hole Group, will use the results of the study to make recommendations on how the beach can be restored along with methods on how to limit erosion. For additional information, contact Kevin Dunleavy, Director of Recreation and Facilities, at 5245046.

GILFORD — The first annual Elks Mania to benefit the WLNH Children’s auction will be held at the Laconia Elks #876 on 17 Sugarbush Lane Gilford on Thursday, December 6, from, noon until midnight. Each team has pledged a minimum of $600 for the Children’s Auction. There will be 14 teams and each team has a name. There have been some interesting names come up with for the team, such as Elk Up or

Shut Up, Troublemakers, and many more. Each team member will spend an entire hour on an Elks barstool. Food is being provided by Lakeside Famous Roast Beef, Pizza and Seafood Restaurant in Laconia for each team member. For more information contact Donna or Peter at the Laconia Elks #876 Lodge at 524-0809

Results of Weirs Beach sand study aired Thursday

LACONIA — On Sunday, December 2 at 2 p.m. the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church on Parade Road in Laconia will host a German Advent Service. Rev. Frank R. Macht will be officiating. He is a German Pastor in NH, and will come over to Good Shepherd from Dartmouth - Hitchcock Medical Center, where he serves as the ACPE Supervisor and Chaplain. Music will be provided by organist Jan Learned. There will be traditional German refreshments provided by the German coffee group after the service (Kaffe and Kuchen). Bring a non-perishable food item for Good Shepherd’s Hands and Hearts Food Pantry. For more information visit or call Good Shepherd Lutheran Church at 528-4078

Meredith community annual holiday open First-ever Elks Mania benefits Children’s Auction house and tree lighting ceremony held Sunday

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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29 Al-Anon Meeting at the Congregational Church Parish House (18 Veterans Square) in Laconia. 8 to 9:15 p.m. each Thursday. Al-Anon offers hope and help to families of alcoholics. No dues or fees. All are welcome. Call 6459518. Plymouth Area Chess Club meets Thursdays from 7-9 p.m. at Starr King Fellowship, 101 Fairgrounds Road. Form more information call George at 536-1179.

American Legion Post #1 Bingo. Every Thursday night at 849 N. Main Street in Laconia. Doors open at 4 p.m. Bingo starts at 6:30. Knitting at Belmont Public Library. 6 p.m. Chess Club at the Goss Reading Room (188 Elm Street) in Laconia. 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. each Thursday. All ages and skill levels welcome. We will teach. Giggles & Grins playgroup at Family Resource Center in downtown Laconia (719 No. Main Street, Laconia). Free group for parents children from birth through age 5. For more information call 524-1741.

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MEREDITH — The Meredith Parks and Recreation Department’s annual Holiday Open House will be held on Sunday December 2, from 2- 4 p.m. at the Meredith Community Center. There will be yummy snacks, beverages, face painting, climbing wall, jumpy house and arts and crafts. Cedar and Mo will be there for fun balloon twisters. There will also be a special guest; Santa Claus himself will be present for pictures with Santa. People can then head down to Hesky Park at 5 p.m. for caroling and refreshments. Santa will visit around 5:15 p.m. and the annual Tree lighting ceremony will commence at 5:30 p.m. . The Inn at Mills Fall is sponsoring the Open House and the Hamel Allstate Agency has donated the goodies and hot chocolate for the tree lighting ceremony. Boy Scout Troop 55 will be caroling during the tree lighting ceremony.

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Sergei studied at the Moscow School of Art Sergei Novikov as a child. He came to the U.S. in 1990, enrolling in the University of Maine at Augusta, concentrating on American Jazz studies. Duke Ellington and Dizzy Gillespie were strong influences on his style. In the past 20 years, he’s sold more than 250,000 compact discs and performed live more than 10,000 times. Sergei has performed for such luminaries as former President George H.W. Bush, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Paul Newman and Billy Joel.

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‘Small, Small World’ coming to Busiel Mill Subway restaurants

LACONIA — “Good things come in small packages.” “If you cannot do great things, do great things in a small way.” (Napoleon Hill.) “It has long been an axiom of mine that little things are infinitely the most important.” (Sir Arthur Conan Doyle). “Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.” (Mother Theresa) “Enjoy the little things in life, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.” Pictured above left to right artists Judy Palfrey from Franklin, Mary Early, Marlene Witham and Sally (Antonia Smith) Hibberd from Sanbornton. They are preparing small paintings for the “It’s a Small, Small World” paintAll the small sayings ing and sculpture show at the Busiel Mill in Laconia. (Courtesy photo) announce the “smalls” painting show “It’s a Small,Small World” to be held bers are exhibiting in this special show. Many of the at the Busiel Community Room and Gallery located paintings will be for sale while being on exhibit and at One Mill Plaza in downtown Laconia starting will be available by December 21. December 1 and ending Dec. 31. The mill is open An opening reception will be held on Tuesday, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday December 4 from 4–6 p.m. Refreshments will be through Friday. served. This show features small paintings, measuring 8” The Gallery is located in the Busiel Mill known by 10” or smaller. It also features small sculptures as One Mill Plaza. Anyone having any questions or and small photographs. wishing to display should contact Joe Adrignola at Many of the Lakes Region Art Association mem496-3839 or

Day of holiday arts activities for kids planned at Winnipesaukee Playhouse campus this Saturday

LACONIA — The Winnipesaukee Playhouse is helping to give parents a head-start on holiday shopping by keeping children entertained with five hours of arts and holiday fun on Saturday, December 1. The Holiday Arts Workshop is open to children aged 4-13 and will take place on the Playhouse’s Meredith Campus at 50 Reservoir Road from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Marketing Director Lesley Pankhurst says, “as a working parent I know how difficult it can be to organize time to get holiday shopping done. We are hoping that this workshop will give parents some much needed free time while giving kids arts enrichment and some holiday-themed fun.” Participants will be grouped by age and the event will include drama games, carol singing, a crafts class where kids will make a top-secret gift to give to a family member, and a costumed photo shoot. It will end with cocoa and cookies while watching a holiday movie. The Playhouse has designed a slightly different program for tweens. Pankhurst says, “we’re aware that tweens are at that age where they don’t neces-

sarily want to do the same activities as a kindergartener. We are keeping the tween program separate. Though they will participate in some of the same arts activities, they will be in a different building and their program will include baking and decorating cookies and watching a movie more appropriate for their age group.” The Playhouse has designed this program so that children who have never participated in drama or who don’t have a strong interest in theatre will still enjoy the day. Pankhurst says, “we’re a theatre education program, so of course we’re going to have some drama and singing as part of the day. But we have purposely set up this particular event to be more about holiday fun and less like a lesson.” The event costs $30 per child with a $5 discount for each sibling. Each parent will receive a Tanger Outlets coupon book and the Playhouse will be offering gift wrapping for a small additional fee. Children should bring a bagged lunch and snack. Enrollment is limited and applications can be found at www. or by calling 366-7377.

Santa calling children in Laconia area on Tuesday

LACONIA — On Tuesday, December 4, Santa Claus will call the children of the Laconia area to wish them happy holidays and ask what they would like for Christmas. Call Laconia Parks & Recreation at 524-5046 to

fill out a registration form. Forms must be filled out no later than Monday, December 3. This program is free of charge and will be very exciting for young children.

MEREDITH — A ‘’Donation Only’’ Zumba class benefiting the Giving Tree Fund will be held on December 5 from 3:15-4:15 p.m. at the Inter-Lakes High School Cafeteria. Suggested donation is $10. Asley White, who is organizing the event, urges

those who want to take part to wear comfly clothes, sneakers and bring their own water. All proceeds benefit the Giving Tree Fund. Email: or jodi. for more information.

Zumba class on Dec. 5 benefits Giving Tree Fund

raising funds for Heifer International project

LACONIA — Select Subway restaurants in New Hampshire announced today a fundraiser for Heifer International that will run until Christmas Eve. Five Subway restaurants will be matching $5,000 of customer’s donations to Heifer International, both on-line for Team Subway 2012 and in the stores. Each store will have a children’s drawing, along with a gift basket display complete with books, shirts and toys that will be given away. It’s free for customers to enter to win the gift basket, and customers are encouraged to enter more than once. “We’re eager for this fundraiser to kick off,” said Jim Rood, a Subway restaurants franchisee who owns all five stores participating in the fundraiser. “Heifer International and its mission of ending hunger and poverty, is important to us here at Subway. We are thrilled to match $5,000 of customer’s donations to Heifer International to show our support for its cause.” Rood’s stores locations that will be participating in this fundraiser are the following: Laconia (603527-6222); Belknap Mall (603-527-6002); Franklin (603-934-4391); Fisherville in Concord (603-7531077) and Main Street in Concord (603-225-5955). For additional information with regard to this fundraiser, stop by one of the participating stores. Heifer International began in 1944 and works closely with communities to end hunger and poverty with gifts of livestock, trees, seeds and extensive training to families who are in need of food. “We are hopeful that our customers help us with this important fundraiser,” noted Rood. “Helping those who are living in hunger is important to us here at Subway, and we couldn’t think of a better organization to partner with than Heifer International.” For additional information, please contact Kate Luneburg of NL Partners at 207-775-5251 ext. 26 or

Christmas caroling next Wednesday at Laconia Community Center

LACONIA —Christmas carolers will meet at the Community Center on December 5 at 7 p.m. and will then leave to sing to the Taylor Community. This is a free event and cocoa will be provided. Call Laconia Parks & Recreation at 524-5046 by December 2 to sign up.

‘Thanks for Giving’ raises funds for March of Dimes LACONIA — T-BONES Great American Eatery and Cactus Jack’s held their 8th annual Thanks for Giving fundraiser to benefit the March of Dimes – NH Chapter. The NH based restaurant group chooses a local non-profit organization each year to be the recipient of its four week long fundraising promotion. Guests were given the opportunity to donate $5 and received a $5 dining certificate in return, with 100 percent of the donation going to the March of Dimes. The March of Dimes – NH Chapter is a non-profit organization that promotes healthy pregnancies and babies, and works to prevent premature birth and birth defects. The March of Dimes educates moms and supports families in need through programs and services in communities across New Hampshire. Tanya Untiet, T-BONES and Cactus Jack’s Community Outreach Coordinator, said “Throughout the years we have donated over $125,000 to local New Hampshire non-profits through our Thanks for Giving fundraiser. We were so excited to be able to continue our giving this year to the March of Dimes with the continued support of our patrons!”

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Dear Annie: I am a woman who follows a strict diet. It has nothing to do with weight or any medical condition. I don’t care about calories. It’s about eating organic, and there are a lot of things I do not tolerate, such as corn syrup, food coloring, table sugar, unfiltered water, etc. If I do not approve of a treat someone has made, is it appropriate to politely decline to accept it? On occasions where I’m given something I don’t have to eat in front of them, I graciously accept it and then give it away later. What if I’m on a date and the guy wants to take me where I wouldn’t ordinarily eat? Should I insist on sticking to my diet? I can handle a few splurges here and there, but how do I avoid constantly eating junk without being rude or weird? I live in a rural area, so there are not many restaurant choices. -- Upstate Dieter Dear Dieter: If someone offers you food that you prefer not to eat, don’t feel obligated to stick it in your mouth. Say “thank you” and put it aside, or if you are feeling expansive, explain that you have difficulty tolerating certain foods. When out on a date, you will need to be flexible if your choices are limited. Most restaurants have options that, while not ideal, are tolerable on occasion -- plain baked chicken or fish, for example. On subsequent dates, when you know each other better, let the guy know that you only eat organic. Then offer to cook him dinner. Dear Annie: My mom is in her 60s and has been both divorced and widowed. She would love to find someone to spend time with, and we want her to be happy. The problem is, Mom has devoted herself to this “man search” to the point that nothing else is important. When she meets a man, she becomes totally absorbed in him. When we

ask her to do things with her grandchildren, she replies, “I don’t know. I might get a better offer.” When we invite her to the kids’ events, she says, “I’m not sure. I am hoping someone will ask me out.” Now we don’t call as much because it hurts to know we’re second best to any guy she just met. Mom is often lonely because she waits by the phone for “him” instead of doing things with other people. We wish she would also remember to make time for the family who loves her and the friends who want to spend time with her. Instead, she neglects us for any man who pops into her life. What can we do? -- Never the Better Offer Dear Never: There’s not much you can do if your mother insists on behaving like an adolescent girl. Try to accept this behavior as best you can. It isn’t intended to hurt you. Mom’s self-worth is tied to having a man in her life, and without one, she doesn’t feel she has value. Dear Annie: I read the letter from “Just Wondering,” whose daughter-in-law has an overly close relationship with her 20-year-old son. My son was 4 years old when his father and I divorced. A few years later, his dad left his life for good. My son has struggled throughout his years with social anxiety and many other mental issues, and we have been to counseling. He is also abnormally close to me and doesn’t like to leave my side. Now that he is a teenager, people comment that it is not normal and he should be out with his friends. It is very easy for people to judge without knowing what it’s like to have a child who struggles with life. I do agree with your answer, though, that the family needs ongoing counseling. -- SFIP

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LACONIA, 260 Holman St., 2-Bedroom house, 2 Baths, garage, washer/dryer, screened porch, lake access. No pets, non-smokers. $1,300/mo. plus utilities. 524-4313. LACONIA, Large 1-bedroom, $180/week. Includes parking, heat and hot water. No pets. References & security. 455-6662. LACONIABeacon St. West Luxury condo. Furnished, washer/dryer, hardwood floors, granite countertops, storage unit, gym included. Very low utilities. Free Internet & cable. Non-smoker/No pets. Security, lease & references required. $750/Month. 455-4075

MEREDITH- 1 bedroom first floor, walk to village, washer/dryer hook-ups, no smoking, $600/Month no utilities 279-7887 cell 781-862-0123 MEREDITH: 2BR, in-town apartment with parking. $700/month includes heat. No smoking. No pets. Security deposit. Call John, 387-8356. MEREDITH: 1-2 bedroom apartments and 2 and 3 bedroom mobile homes, $575-$750+ utilities, security deposit required, no dogs, 279-5846.

LACONIA- Large Rooms for rent. Private bath, heat/hot water, electric, cable, parking included. $145/week 603-781-6294 LACONIA-1 bedroom $150/Week, includes heat & hot water. References & deposit. 524-9665 LACONIA -2 bedroom duplex unit. Off street parking and W/D hookups. No dogs. $805 plus utilities. Call 315-9492. LACONIA: 2 bedroom, 2nd floor in duplex building with separate entrance. Recently renovated, $240/week including heat, electric & hot water. 524-1234, LACONIA: Studio apartment, $135/week, includes heat. References and security deposit. 524-9665. LACONIA: Very nice 1-bedroom apartment in clean, quiet, downtown building. Recently painted. Nice kitchen and full bath. $175/week, includes heat, hot water & electricity. 524-3892 or 630-4771. LACONIA: (2) three bedroom apartments for rent. Heat, hot water and electric included. No dogs. Call Gilbert Apartments for more info. 524-4428 LACONIA: Gilbert Apartments. Call for available apartments. 524-4428 LACONIA: Huge 3-bedroom, 1st floor. Bonus 3-season room. Washer/Dryer hook-up. No pets/smoking. $900/month. 603-387-6810. LACONIA: Large 2 bedroom for rent. Heat, hot water and electric included. No dogs. Call Gilbert Apartments for more info. 524-4428 LACONIA: Large 3-bedroom, 2nd/3rd floors. Washer/Dryer hook-up. No pets/smoking. $800/month. 603-387-6810. LACONIA: Large 3 & 4-bedroom apartments. Parking. $850/mo + utilities, security deposit required. 603-781-6294. LACONIA: Large 3 & 4-bedroom apartments. Parking. $850/mo + utilities. 603-781-6294.

NORTHFIELD: 2 bedroom, 1st floor, direct access to basement with coin-op laundry, $230/week including heat, electric & hot water. 524-1234, LACONIA-BELMONT-GILMANTON area apartment. 2nd floor on Organic Farm, hardwood floors, carpeted master. Washer/dryer, Full bath. $850/Month, Heat/utilities not included. 1-2 Horse Stables on-site. Call 568-3213 for appointment/information. TILTON- Downstairs 1-bedroom, or upstairs larger unit. $630/Month, heat/hot water included. No dogs, 603-630-9772 or 916-214-7733. WINNISQUAM: Small efficiency and a cottage including heat, hot water, lights and cable. $160-$175 per week. $400 deposit. No pets. 387-3864.

For Rent-Commercial DOWNTOWN Laconia- Store front for rent. Main Street. $775/month, includes heat. Call Gilbert Apartments for more info. 524-4428 LACONIA Downtown: We have several small office spaces available for rent starting at $175/month. Heat, hot water and electric included. Handicap accessible/elevator; shared kitchen and conference room. Call Gilbert Apartments for more info. 524-4428

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

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7ft snowplow w/lights & hydrolic lift $400. Homelite XL portable winch $250, Homemade single axle trailer frame $100, 3/4 inch Snap-on Socket set, hose & impact wrench $300. 524-4445

MATCHING Black Kenmore elec tric smooth surface, warming drawer, over size burner, simmer control, self cleaning stove with under the counter microwave in very good condition $350. If interested please call 524-1142. Cash only.

LANDSCAPE help and snow re moval. Experienced, with clean driving record. Please call Bruces Landscaping 279-5909 A Drug-Free Environment


MISSING Black Cat in area surrounding Hoyt, Saltmarsh Pond and Labonte Farm Roads in Gilford. Reward. 524-1790

AAMCO Brake Lathe with bench and accessories. $1,200 or best offer. 630-3482 Black Bi-fold glass fireplace doors. Opens to dual screen doors. 42inch X 30.25inch. $125. 524-5594 COUNTRY Cottage Queen Sleigh bedroom set in white with dresser & mirror. $900. 774-364-1792 (Gilford) FENTON Art Glass: Vases, baskets, animals. Hand painted in USA. $10-$75. Call 603-651-3103 FIREWOOD -SANBORNTON. Heat Source Cord Wood. Green and seasoned. Call 286-4946 FOUR SnowTracker Studded Snow tires. 15in.with rims & hub caps. $450. 293-8117

PIANOS: What greater gift to give a child than a piano? Call 524-1430. SNOWBEAR utility trailer 42 inch sides. Asking $750 Call 253-1000 or 361-3801. Solid wood kitchen table with 4 matching chairs. $125/OBO. 671-3876 TIRES & Rims, like new 235/75-15 for two wheel drive GM. 5 lug. $350. 528-5188 WOOD Pallets for sale. $1.50 each or 10 for $12. 528-2803. No calls after 8pm.

Furniture AMAZING! Beautiful Queen or Full-sized Mattress/ Box-spring Set. LUXURY-FIRM European Pillow-Top Style. Fabulous Back, Hip and Leg Support, Hospitality A+ Rating! All New Factory Sealed with 10-YR Warranty. Compare Cost $1095, SELL $249. Can Delivery and Set-up. 603-305-9763


If you are a people person and like working with the public, our Customer Service & Sales positions is a fit for you. Call for interview at (603)822-0219 or text anytime to (603)662-9138. Interviews will be conducted same day calls are taken. No experience necessary. Full training provided for those who qualify. Serious opportunity for advancement. Management training from day 1. $1000 sign on bonus, $550/wk. commissions and bonuses. LINCARE, leading national respiratory company in Concord, NH seeks friendly, attentive Customer Service Representative. Phone skills that provide warm customer interactions a must. Maintain patient files, process doctors orders, manage computer data and filing. Growth opportunities are excellent. Drug-free workplace. EOE. Email resumes to Ivan at or fax to 603-753-0157.

Position to manage all aspects of the Inter-Lakes Senior Center (Meredith). 25-29 hours/week. Direct day-to-day operations of Center including coordination of nutrition services, transportation, education, recreation and support services. BA or BS degree in Human Services or related field (Masters preferred), two to five years experience working with older adults, demonstrated supervisory experience, effective communication skills, program development and community relations. Send resume to Joan Barretto, Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties, Inc. (ES), PO Box 1016, Concord, NH 03302-1016. E.O.E. No phone calls please.

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


With Mike Stockbridge- Berklee, UMaine All styles, levels, and ages. (603)733-9070. PARENTS in Laconia: Does your child have trouble reading? My son did too and I resolved it. I may be able to help your child to read. Give me a call. There's no cost, I'm not selling anything. Call or text Steve directly at 603-651-8952


IBANEZ Gio electric guitar $100, Austin Les Paul guitar $150, Peavey 130W amplifier $150 286-4012.


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

Cut, Split & Delivered $200 per cord, Got trees need CA$H?


LOG Length Firewood: 7-8 cords, $900. Local delivery. 998-8626. SMALL Heating Oil Deliveries: No minimum required. Eveningweekend deliveries welcome. Benjamin Oil, LLC. 603-731-5980

MISSING from 215 Gilford Ave. in Laconia. Last seen 11/21 @ 2:30PM. Black & white female cat “Weber” has a hot pink collar.She is very friendly. Call:



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

Mechanic Wated- Experienced, excellent shop. 630-4198


Heavy Equipment BLAIS EQUIPMENT- 2008 D6NLGP. New condition. 2005 D5G 1800 hrs. AC, heat, priced to sell. Several late model machines, rentals available. Always buying. 603-765-8217

PART TIME HELP WANTED Deburring 4pm-8pm Mon.-Fri. Will Train Send resume to:, or apply in person at 7 Enterprise Ct. Meredith

NURSE NEEDED RN FOR KIDNEY DIALYSIS Dialysis experience preferred, but not a must. Senior nursing students may apply. Please send resume to: Central NH Kidney Center 87 Spring Street, Laconia, NH 03246 or Call


Central NH CPA firm seeks experienced tax professional for full time seasonal employment with possible year round opportunity. Focus is on individual tax returns, but experience with business returns is a plus. Experience with Ultra Tax CS and QuickBooks preferred. Please send resume to, fax to 603-528-7624 or mail to: Malone, Dirubbo & Co., P.C. 501 Union Ave., Laconia, NH 03246-2817

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Real Estate ATTENTION GILFORD & GILMANTON RESIDENTS! If you are considering selling your home, please call. I am a pre-approved buyer relocating back to the area, seeking a newer/updated, open concept home. 3/4 bedroom, 2/4 bath, 2,300 sq. ft. +, level lot with privacy. Ive seen all currently listed property

BUSINESS Telephone Systems Sales, Repairs Data & Voice Cabling. 20 Years in Business 524-2214


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

Seatweaving. Classes. Supplies. New England Porch Rockers, 10 Pleasant Street in downtown Laconia. Open every day at 10, closed Sunday. 603-393-6451

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Lawsuit targets ‘locator’ chips implanted in Texas student IDs AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — To 15-year-old Andrea Hernandez, the tracking microchip embedded in her student ID card is a “mark of the beast,” sacrilege to her Christian faith — not to mention how it pinpoints her location, even in the school bathroom. But to her budget-reeling San Antonio school district, those chips carry a potential $1.7 million in classroom funds. Starting this fall, the fourth-largest school district in Texas is experimenting with “locator” chips in student ID badges on two of its campuses, allowing administrators to track the whereabouts of 4,200 students with GPS-like precision. Hernandez’s refusal to participate isn’t a twist on teenage rebellion, but has launched a debate over privacy and religion that has forged rare like-mindedness between typically opposing groups. When Hernandez and her parents balked at the so-called SmartID, the school agreed to remove the chip but still required her to wear the badge. The family refused on religious grounds, stating in a lawsuit that even wearing the badge was tantamount to “submission of a false god” because the card still indicated her participation.



On Wednesday, a state district judge is expected to decide whether Northside Independent School District can transfer Hernandez to a different campus. “How often do you see an issue where the ACLU and Christian fundamentalists come together? It’s unusual,” said Chris Steinbach, the chief of staff for a Republican state lawmaker who has filed a bill to outlaw the technology in Texas schools. The concept isn’t new, but hasn’t exactly caught on nationwide. In 2005, the American Civil Liberties Union raised concerns about a similar initiative at a California school. That same year, a suburban Houston school district began putting the chips in its student IDs, and served as the blueprint for Northside’s pilot program that began this fall. Ronald Stephens, executive director of the nonprofit National School Safety Center, said he didn’t believe the technology to be widespread but predicted “it’ll be the next wave” in schools. The chips use radio-frequency identification (RFID) transmitters and only work on campus. The Northside school district spent roughly $261,000 to equip students at one high school and one middle school with SmartIDs, a decision made


Storage Space INDOOR Winter Storage: Cars, bikes, small boats. Competitive rate, limited space. Route 106, Gilmanton, NH. 603-520-4701.

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603-986-8149 Snowmobiles 2004 Ski-Doo Renegade 600 REVs 2 Available $5000 Each 500 Miles Fully Upgraded Options 603-394-5297

SKIDOO 583 red, rebuilt motor, $1500. 2002 Polaris 800 XC High-output twin, purple 1000 miles on rebuilt motor $2200. Skidoo 600 triple 2100 miles $1200. Nice clean machine. 524-9011

Store your Car, Boat, Motorcycle, RV in a clean/dry place. Monthly rates. 524-1430 or 455-6518

Home Care “COMPASSIONATE CARE You Need, When You Need It” is the motto of Senior Home Care Companions of the Lakes Region (SHCCLR). Services include Meal Preparation, Shopping, Laundry, Light Housekeeping, Transportation, Personal Care, Respite, Overnight and 24-hour individualized assistance. Services are by mature (over 50), screened, interviewed, referenced, experienced and qualifired caregivers. When a family member needs any of the provided services, please call 603-556-7817 for more information or a Free in-home needs assessment. Or, look us up at

with safety and efficiency in mind, said district spokesman Pascual Gonzalez. Imagine quickly accounting for students in the event of a lockdown, he said, or cafeteria lines moving faster as scanners instantly identify who’s picking up that lunch tray. Yet the biggest motivation was financial. In Texas, school funding is based on daily attendance. The more students seated in homeroom when the first bell rings, the more state dollars the school receives. If a student is lingering in the hallway or the library when roll is called, the marked absence hurts the school’s bottom line. But with the locator chips — the district doesn’t like to call them “tracking” — a clerk in the main office can find out if a student is elsewhere on campus, and if so, include them in the attendance count. Every student found amounts to another $30 in funding, based on the school’s calculations. In that way, those moving red dots that represent students on the clerk’s computer screen are like finding change in the couch cushions. “Nobody is sitting at a bank of monitors looking for the whereabouts of 3,000 students,” Gonzalez said. “We don’t have the personnel for it, nor do we have the need to do that. But when I need to find (a student), I can enter his random number and I can find him somewhere as a red dot on that computer screen. ‘Oh, there he is, in Science Room 22’ or whatever. So we can locate students, but it’s not about tracking them.” RICE from page 2 Said Graham: “Bottom line I’m more disturbed now than I was before that 16 September explanation.” He said in a later interview that Rice went “far beyond the flawed talking points” and should be held accountable. “I’m more troubled today,” said Ayotte, who argued that it was clear in the days after the attack that it was terrorism and not a spontaneous demonstration prompted by an anti-Muslim video. The White House remained defiant in its support for Rice, arguing that she was relying on an assessment from the intelligence community and had no responsibility in compiling the information on the cause of the attack. It dismissed what it characterized as a fixation on her national television appearances five days after the raid. “The focus on, some might say, obsession on comments made on Sunday shows seems to me and to many, to be misplaced,” spokesman Jay Carney told reporters at a White House briefing. House Democrats, including female members of the Congressional Black Caucus, have suggested that the GOP opposition to Rice is sexist and racist. Senate Democrats, who will increase their advantage to 55-45 in the next Congress, said Rice could win confirmation if Republicans recognize the unfairness of penalizing her for the intelligence community’s talking points. “The personal attacks against Ambassador Rice by certain Republican senators have been outrageous and utterly unmoored from facts and reality,” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said in a statement. “I am shocked that senators would continue these attacks even when the evidence — including disclosures from the intelligence community about the information she presented — have made it clear that the allegations against Ambassador Rice are baseless, and that she has done absolutely nothing wrong.” Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin, D-Mich., told reporters that “it is so unfair to hold her responsible for something that she didn’t produce and which the intelligence community has specifically stood by.” Sen. Joe Lieberman, I-Conn., who met separately with Rice and Morell, said the ambassador told him that she based her Sunday show appearance on material from the intelligence community and the White House neither provided briefings nor additional talking points. Lieberman said she made clear she was following the talking points, and her account on Sept. 16 should not disqualify her from any appointment.

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The Laconia Daily Sun, November 28, 2012