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LACONIA — The consultant advising city officials about how to proceed with acquiring, renovating and reopening the Colonial Theater favors combining the auditorium with the space left by Bloom’s Variety and approaching the project in stages. Duncan Webb of Webb Management Services of New York will present his final report to a public meeting at the Belknap Mill on January 31, but City Manager Eileen Cabanel yesterday outlined the major elements of his recommendations. Webb, Cabanel said, stressed that the city should set reasonable, achievable goals and pursue them in “practical, manageable steps,” cautioning against excessive ambition, which if not not fulfilled would foster perceptions of failure. see BLOOM’s page 7

The First Congregational Society celebrates the Christmas season Those attending The First Congregational Society’s Christmas Service at the Smith Meetinghouse in Gilmanton, lead by Reverend Sidney Lovett, join together to sing “O Little Town of Bethlehem” on Sunday afternoon, accompanied by UNH music students Gray Ferris on French Horn, Nicholas Dauphinais on trombone, Ben Stadelmann on tuba, Kayla Barbas on trumpet and director Adam Gallant on trumpet. (Karen Bobotas/for the Laconia Daily Sun)

Meredith selectmen prompted to move from ‘bland, non-committal’ stand on Lake Waukewan level but don’t specify how much higher By Michael Kitch THE LACONIA DAILY SUN

MEREDITH — Pressed by shorefront property owners on Lake Waukewan and Lake Winona, the Board of Selectmen last night agreed to ask the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (DES) to consider raising the operating level of the lakes above 539.5 feet. The exact measure of that rise was

Last month, when DES requested a formal opinion from the town, Town Manager Phil Warren drafted a response, without indicating whether the board favored a higher or lower level. He said that the letter reflected the views of the board expressed when it met earlier this month. see WauKeWaN page 6

Legion & park board agree on Memorial Field as venue for circus LACONIA — The Parks and Recreation Commission last night voted unanimously to give American Legion Post 1 permission to host a tented circus at Memorial Park over the July 4th weekend next summer.

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not articulated. Ever since April, when DES announced it would maintain the lake at 539.5 feet during the summer, property owners have been split, with some supporting the lower and others the higher level. The interim operating level of 539.5 is approximately a foot below the average between 2005 and 2010 and six inches below the average between 1985 and 2005.

The Legion, which supports sports, scholarship and other civic activities will host the Kelly Miller Circus, based in Oklahoma, with an eye to raising money to support their projects. “It took a couple of months to get it done, but

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Military writing new rules after repeal of gay ban WASHINGTON (AP) — No public displays of affection. No separate bathrooms. No harassment and no special treatment. As the U.S. military begins to map out how it will implement the new edict allowing gays to serve openly, the first order of business is drafting the regulations. The rule changes under discussion won’t dictate how troops feel about the change, but will strictly enforce how they act on it. From small wording tweaks and training programs to more complex questions about benefits and religion, the proposed guidelines demand that gays and lesbians be treated just like any other soldier, sailor, airman or marine. But they also leave the door open for some flexibility in room assignments or other instances when commanders believe it’s needed to maintain order and discipline in their units. The Senate voted Saturday to repeal the

ban on openly gay service, following earlier action by the House. Fulfilling a 2008 campaign promise, President Barack Obama plans to sign the bill into law on Wednesday at a Department of Interior ceremony. But in letters to the troops over the weekend, the four military service chiefs warned that the ban is still in place, and will be for some time to come. “The implementation and certification process will not happen immediately; it will take time,” Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz said in an e-mail to airmen. “Meanwhile, the current law remains in effect. All Air Force members should conduct themselves accordingly.” Recommendations to implement the repeal were outlined in a 67-page report last month, and now must be formed into concrete regulations. Defense officials said Monday that they still don’t know how long

it will take before the Pentagon completes its implementation plan and certifies the change will not damage combat readiness. Once certified, the implementation would begin 60 days later. The report, however, provides a fairly detailed preview of what troops and the American public can expect, once the new rules are in place. And it puts the heaviest burden on commanders who will have to walk a fine line between enforcing the updated code of military conduct and recognizing when they may need to make some concessions. The plans call for strict and immediate action when the new rules are violated. But there is also an emphasis on educating troops who are having problems. For example, in a series of vignettes listed in the report, the first course of action is often counseling.

LONDON (AP) — In the biggest anti-terrorist sweep in Britain in nearly two years, police have arrested a dozen men accused of plotting a large-scale terror attack on targets inside the United Kingdom. The suspects, who ranged in age from 17 to 28, had been under surveillance for weeks and were believed to have links to Pakistan and Bangladesh, security officials said. The arrests come amid growing concerns in Europe over terrorism following a suicide bombing in Sweden and reported threats of a terror attack on a European city modeled on

the deadly shooting spree in Mumbai, India. Police swooped in before dawn Monday in coordinated raids on houses in four cities — London, the Welsh city of Cardiff and the English cities of Birmingham and Stoke-on-Trent. The officers were unarmed, suggesting any planned attack was not imminent. The raid, a joint operation by Britain’s domestic spy agency MI5 and police, was the largest since April 2009, when 12 men were detained over an alleged al-Qaida bomb plot in the northern city of Manchester. Counterterrorism officials declined to give

more details of the latest alleged plot, saying only that the men had been under surveillance for several weeks. No details were given as to whether explosives or arms were found, and searches were under way in the homes where the arrests took place. “The operation is in its early stages so we are unable to go into detail at this time,” said John Yates, Britain’s senior counterterrorism police officer. Still, he said Monday’s raids, involving a dozen suspects across the U.K., indicated they were planning something big.

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America’s demand for gasoline said to be at start of a long-term decline NEW YORK (AP) — The world’s biggest gas-guzzling nation has limits after all. After seven decades of mostly uninterrupted growth, U.S. gasoline demand is at the start of a long-term decline. By 2030, Americans will burn at least 20 percent less gasoline than today, experts say, even as millions of more cars clog the roads. The country’s thirst for gasoline is shrinking as cars and trucks become more fuel-efficient, the government mandates the use of more ethanol and people drive less. “A combination of demographic change and policy change means the heady days of gasoline growing in the U.S. are over,” says Daniel Yergin, chairman of IHS Cambridge Energy Research Associates and author of a Pulitzer Prize-winning history of the oil industry. This isn’t the first time in U.S. history that gasoline demand has fallen, at least temporarily. Drivers typically cut back during recessions, then hit the road again when the economy picks up. Indeed, the Great Recession was the chief reason demand fell sharply in 2008. But this time looks different. Government and industry officials — including the CEO of Exxon Mobil — say U.S. gasoline demand has peaked for good. It has declined four years in a row and will not reach the 2006 level again, even when the economy fully recovers. In fact, the ground was shifting before the recession. The 2001 terrorist attacks, the war in Iraq, Hurricane Katrina and pump

prices rising to a nationwide average of $3 a gallon for the first time in a generation reignited public debates about the political and economic effects of oil imports and climate change. Also, the popularity of SUVs began to wane, and the government started requiring refiners to blend corn-based ethanol into every gallon of gasoline. Americans are burning an average of 8.2 million barrels — 344 million gallons — of gasoline per day

in 2010, a figure that excludes the ethanol blended into gasoline. That’s 8 percent less than at the 2006 peak, according to government data. The decline is expected to accelerate for several reasons. — Starting with the 2012 model year, cars will have to hit a higher fuel economy target for the first time since 1990. Each carmaker’s fleet must average see GASOLINE page 10

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RAYMOND, N.H. (AP) — A Raymond police officer is being credited with saving the life of a soldier home from overseas deployment by pulling him out of a burning car. Police say Officer Ryan Lehman was nearby when he heard the report of a crash on a Route 101 off-ramp early Sunday morning. He could see the car in the woods so instead of driving he ran through the woods to get there just as the vehicle became engulfed in flames. Twenty-year-old Cameron Kaufman of Bedford was seatbelted in the car as the flames reached his pant leg.

FRANCONIA, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire’s Cannon Mountain ski resort says a 31-year-old snowboarder has died in an accident on a closed trail. The resort says Joshua Vigeant of Pembroke , a student at Plymouth State University, was snowboarding Sunday with several friends. The ski patrol got a call at 1:36 p.m. of an accident on the trail. Cannon Mountain Manager John DeVivo says no one saw what happened. He said the accident happened several hundred feet down the trail, which was clearly marked as closed.


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Middle America routed in Culture War A Democratic Congress, discharged by the voters on Nov. 2, has as one of its last official acts, imposed its San Francisco values on the armed forces of the United States. “Don’t ask, don’t tell” is to be repealed. Open homosexuals are to be welcomed with open arms in all branches of the armed services. Let us hope this works out better for the Marine Corps than it did for the Catholic Church. Remarkable. The least respected of American institutions, Congress, with an approval rating of 13-percent, is imposing its cultural and moral values on the most respected of American institutions, the U.S. military. Why are we undertaking this social experiment with the finest military on earth? Does justice demand it? Was there a national clamor for it? No. It is being imposed from above by people, few of whom have ever served or seen combat, but all of whom are aware of the power of the homosexual rights lobby. This is a political payoff, at the expense of our military, to a militant minority inside the Democratic Party that is demanding this as the price of that special interest’s financial and political support. Among the soldiers most opposed to bringing open homosexuals into the ranks are combat veterans, who warn that this will create grave problems of unit cohesion and morale. One Marine commandant after another asked Congress to consider the issue from a single standpoint: Will the admission of gay men into barracks at Pendleton and Parris Island enhance the fighting effectiveness of the Corps? Common sense suggests that the opposite is the almost certain result. Can anyone believe that mixing small-town and rural 18-, 19- and 20-year-old Christian kids, aspiring Marines, in with men sexually attracted to them is not going to cause hellish problems? The Marines have been sacrificed by the Democratic Party and Barack Obama to the homosexual lobby, with the collusion of no fewer than eight Republican senators. This is a victory in the culture war for the new morality of the social revolution of the 1960s and a defeat for traditional Judeo-Christian values. For only in secularist ideology is it an article of faith that all sexual relations are morally equal and that to declare homosexual acts immoral is bigotry. But while this new morality may be orthodoxy among our elites in the academy, media, culture and the arts, Middle America has never signed on and still regards homosexuality as an aberrant lifestyle, both socially and spiritually ruinous. To these folks, homosexuality is associated with a high incidence of disease, HIV/AIDS, early death, cultural decadence and civilizational decline. And no sensitivity training at

Camp Lejeune is going to change that. Behind these traditionalist beliefs lie the primary sources of moral authority for traditionalist America: the Old and New Testaments, Christian doctrine, natural law. Thomas Jefferson believed homosexuality should be treated with the same severity as rape. And 31 consecutive defeats for same-sex marriage in state referenda testifies that Middle America sees the new morality as the artificial invention of pseudointellectuals to put a high gloss on a low lifestyle. Not until recent decades have many in America or the West argued that homosexuality is natural and normal. As late as 1973, the American Psychiatric Association listed homosexuality as a mental disorder. Today, anyone who agrees with that original APA assessment is himself or herself said to be afflicted with a mental disorder: homophobia. The world has turned upside down. What was criminal vice in the 1950s — homosexuality and abortion — is not only constitutionally protected, but a mark of social progress. Yet, just as busing for racial balance led to violence, white flight and the ruin of urban schools, this social experiment is not going to be without consequences. And it is the military that will endure those consequences. Yet, again, if we believe our armed forces to be the best in the world, why are we doing this, against the advice of countless senior officers and NCOs? What is the motivation other than the payoff of a campaign debt? What happens now to Evangelical Christian and conservative Catholic chaplains who preach that homosexuality is a sinful and shameful practice? Will they be severed from the service as homophobes? That cannot be far behind when the Family Research Council, a respected organization of religious and social conservatives that has fought the homosexual agenda from same-sex marriage to gay adoptions, has now been declared by the Southern Poverty Law Center to be a “hate group.” The advance of what was once a radical agenda has accelerated. In 2004, John Kerry may have lost Ohio and the presidency because same-sex marriage was on the ballot in almost a dozen states, bringing out committed social conservatives to the polls. Six years later, the gay rights agenda is imposed by Congress and Obama on the 82nd and 101st. Let the reader decide if the direction America is headed in is toward those “sunny uplands,” or straight downhill. (Syndicated columnist Pat Buchanan has been a senior advisor to three presidents, twice a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination and the presidential nominee of the Reform Party in 2000.)

LETTERS I personally know of many of those legitimate 9/11 claimants To the editor, In response to Mr. Dean Tappan’s letter regarding worker’s comp claims for emergency responders during the twin towers attacks, I take issue with most of his comments yet agree to a certain extent, the remainder of them. Mr. Tappan, I was there as the towers were burning and I know exactly what was taking place, yet I doubt that you were. I, like many of my fellow responders, were geared up and reporting in by noontime for active duty with my U.S. Coast Guard Reserve unit. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) wasn’t previously issued because “This just can’t happen here” so the various agencies did not purchase such items. The very few people that had it were lucky. Yes, when I was an active duty U.S. Marine, my M-16, M-17 Field Protective Mask and other equipment was ready to rock at all times. Most civilian emergency responders did not think like that prior to 9-11, but we all do now and I’ve served on both ends of that stick. That said, I believe I can impart an educated and experienced opinion on the responder’s actions and subsequent claims or lack thereof. I was witness to that utter chaos which was taking place before my eyes and observed countless acts of heroism. Responders acted and did what needed to be done regardless of what they had on-hand or the pos-

sible consequences for not having it. There was no time to retrieve anything as you infer. Would any of them do it again knowing they would have health problems? I would be willing bet on an unequivocal “yes” for a huge percentage, myself being one of them. Did I make a claim? No, because I don’t have anything wrong to legitimately base it on. Are there unethical responders who were/are playing the system? Absolutely, without any doubt, yes! There were all sorts of fraudulent claims and they were/are being investigated to detect and prosecute those spineless freeloaders. Are there legit claims for compensation or other benefits? Yes, there are and I know many of those claimants personally. Your tone indicates that you lump all or a majority of compensation recipients together, for which I take issue. I think your opinion was based on several different reporting outlets, media glam or other sources and not first-hand as to whether or not responders had PPE or not and if so, how many of those failed to carry it. I welcome any comments you may have regarding my reply and I thank you for your previous military service. Chief Petty Officer Ken Hamel US Coast Guard Reserve Meredith

Without sacrifice of vets, cops would have zero to serve & protect To the editor, This is interesting, we have a North Andover state cop and a Viet Nam veteran disagreeing with each other regarding compensation. The boys in the rice paddies during an napalm blast in the sixties had no masks. Many of the civil servants, hours after 9-11, went in unprotected. I don’t think they really cared; they were all heroes and they were just doing their job. There is a waiting line in this country for compensation. There is no shortage of heroes in this country, so get in line. So Trooper Lima from North Ando-

ver, when you state, “The siren you hear may be going to your house”, we appreciate the protection. I suggest if you have any spare time that you visit the VA in Jamaica Plain. Maybe you’ll stop patting yourself on the back. You will find there, limbless young men and discarded Viet Nam vets. They have no union or twenty six years of your self proclaimed distinguished, decorated career. Without the sacrifice of our veterans, you would have nothing to “protect and serve”. Thomas Sellew Tilton


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LETTERS There’s no lawful limitation on calling this holiday by its name To the editor, Our Declaration of Independence founded our Nation. The Declaration of Independence states, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed, by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed”. The concept of a “Creator” comes only from the Bible, so any way one cares to look at it; our Nation has a Biblical foundation. The U.S. Constitution enforces those rights, and states, in the First Amendment, ‘Congress shall make no law…prohibiting the free exercise of religion.’ The U.S. Constitution sets up three

levels of power in the United States, a limited Federal level of power, an also limited State level of power, and a level of power with the People with all powers originating with and from the people. As stated in our Declaration of Independence, the powers of the people originate from our Creator. As for religion, the “Supreme Law of the Land”, the U.S. Constitution states, in the First Amendment, “Congress shall make no law prohibiting the free exercise of religion.” As for the coming “holiday” there is no (lawful) limitation on our calling this “holiday” by its correct name, Christmas. So, Merry Christmas each and every one of you Rep. Bob Kingsbury Laconia

Gilford Community Band & GHS Alumni Chorus are gifts to us all To the editor, What a pleasure it was to attend The Gilford Community Band’s Christmas Concert on December 19! The concert program provided a generous assortment of holiday classics and a previous unknown (to me) but very moving work entitled “Glaciers” by Scott Director. Professionally and tunefully performed by musicians ranging in age from high school freshmen to seasoned and retired professionals, the “Holiday in the Village” concert was skillful directed by a very poised and polished Lyvie Beyrent of Gilford. Multi-talented Associate Conductor A.J. Coppola also delighted with his skill on bassoon, vocals, and with the baton. Audience response

would indicate that both the young and the young-at-heart were uplifted by this very spirited and entertaining holiday performance that provided something special for everyone. The musicians were accompanied on some numbers by the Gilford High School Alumni Chorus, under the direction of Denise Sanborn; their lovely voices enhanced the arrangements. Kudos to The Gilford Community Band and the GHS Alumni Chorus. You are indeed a gift to the community. Thank you! You lifted my heart and brought a smile to my face that remains. Lyn O’Callaghan New Hampton

Why is GOP filing so many bills that have nothing to do with jobs? To the editor, I appreciate that Jeanie Forrester plans to communicate regularly with her constituents. It was interesting to read in her column who she sits next to and on what committees she will serve. However, in mentioning the deadline for introduction of bills, Sen. Forrester did not describe what bills she has introduced or co-sponsored. Since she campaigned on her ability to create jobs and cut spending, I am most interested to learn what legislation she has drafted to accomplish those goals. With that in mind, I look forward to her next column, which I hope will cover this topic.

As Senator Forrester suggested, I went on the website for bill requests for 2011 and noted the remarkable number of issues not related to job creation! There were bills related to definition of marriage, a woman’s right to choose and gun carrying. Since these bills were sponsored by Republicans, and have absolutely nothing to do with job creation, did we elect this group to repeal the marriage equality act, further restrict the rights that a woman has over her reproduction and allow gun carrying in the Statehouse? Cathy Merwin Meredith

On December 17 I became a naturalized citizen. I love America! To the editor, November 27, 2010 at 9:45 a.m. was an important day in my life as I passed my citizenship test. And on December 17, it was another very important day for me. I had my naturalization ceremony in Concord and I received my certificate. I’m so happy to be a citizen and appreciate my friends, Alan MacRae, Dorothy Duffy, Carol Pierce, Umija Gusinac,

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Debbie Drake, Jenna Carroll-Plante and Mary Jane Hoey, who came to support me at my ceremony. It was a happy day and I’m very grateful to these friends and so many others in Laconia. I love America from the bottom of my heart. Again, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Guli Muradova Laconia

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Man well known to Laconia authorities arrested at alleged meth lab in Franklin By Gail OBer

FRANKLIN — A man with Laconia ties was ordered held on $50,000 cash bail after police arrested him while he was allegedly fleeing from a methamphetemine lab. According to police, Robert R Gonthier, 35, of 66 West Bow St. was in an apartment building at 33 Memorial St. around 8:30 p.m. Sunday when the property manager realized there was a light on in the apartment that shouldn’t have been. He said he went into the apartment and found Gonthier, who he apparently knows, but said Gonthier didn’t have a good reason to be there and was acting “suspicious.” The building owner said he continued looking through the apartment and when he entered the bathroom he told police he “noticed a strong odor of ammonia” and saw glass containers that he knew weren’t previously there. He said he ordered a scond man and his female friend out of the bathroom and told Gonthier to “stay put” until the police could arrive. Gonthier apparently panicked and tried to run but was detained and secured by a friend of the landlord. Gonthier is no stranger to Laconia and Gilford police and newspaper accounts of his previous encounters with law enforcement list his address as either 23 Liscomb Circle in Gilford or 103 Blueberry Lane in Laconia. Belknap County Attorney James Carroll

said Gonthier was convicted in 2007 of cocaine possession and given a suspended sentence which, in 2008, Belknap County Judge Larry Smukler imposed after a Robert R. Gonthier probation viola(Franklin Police photo) tion. After police took Gonthier into custody, the Memorial Street apartment building was surrounded and investigated by Franklin Police and officers from the Federal Drug Enforcment Agency. This is the second methamphetimine operation taken down by Franklin Police with the assistance of state and federal police in the past year. In early April federal, state, Merrimack County, Franklin and Tilton Police, acting on a tip, raided a working meth lab at the corner of Bow and Central Streets. The raid resulted in three arrests and a three-alarm fire that destroyed the multi-unit building, located just up the street from Franklin High School. In addition, last month a meth lab explosion leveled a garage in Hill. One woman was burned and law enforcement continue to investigate. A Franklin Police spokesperson said the investigation continues and more arrests are expected.

WAUKEWAN from page one Warren noted that the town “specifically limited” its opinion to municipal facilities — the boat ramp, town beach and water supply. “Lake levels will not impact any of these facilities unless a substantial lowering of the lake, well below levels currently maintained, was to occur.” He added that water quality should “weigh heavily” in setting the lake level. And finally he advised DES that its final decision should “be considerate of the testimony of affected seasonal and full-time shorefront landowners.” “The letter found the middle of the road,” said Selectman Miller Lovett, “but certainly didn’t reflect my position.” Biron Bedard, one of several property owners from Jeness Cove who have formally appealed DES’s decision, told the selectmen that he would “try to encourage you folks to take a firmer position.” He said that a survey of property owners on Lake Waukewan taken between July and November found that 101 of the 103 who responded favored a level above 539.5 feet, 98 of whom preferred a level of 540 feet or higher. “This should compel you to reconsider taking a bland, or non-committal response,” he said.

Penny Burke, who lives on Lake Winona, reported that the same survey of residents of the smaller lake, found that two-thirds of respondents favored a higher level, 84-percent of who preferred a level of at least 540 feet. “We really need for you to reconsider this,” she said. Duncan McNeish reminded the selectmen that in October 2009 the Waukewan Shoreowners Association found that 70-percent of the 465 who either owned shorefront property or held deeded access to it favored a lake level of at least 540 feet. Likewise, the records of public meetings in July and August indicated majorities of two-to0ne and three-to-one in favor of higher water. “If you don’t render a decision on this,” he said, “you are doing the residents of the Town of Meredith a disservice.” Furthermore, McNeish told the selectmen that Rusty McLear, who operates the dam at Mill Falls at the direction of DES, has joined those urging the agency to raise the lake to 540 feet. According to McNeish, despite assurances from DES, McLear discovered that when the lake was lowered to 539.5 feet, water did not see next page

from preceding page restrictions that must be followed. The thousands of us who believe the 45/30 mph law on Winnipesaukee is safer and saner do not think your freedoms should include endangering everyone else, so the new bills coming that want to use “reasonable and prudent” as the only basis for checking

speeds are totally untenable also. Mr. Chase and the rest of us are just concerned with that which has worked so well over the last two boating seasons on Lake Winnipesaukee even though a handful don’t believe it. Bill Bertholdt Gilford

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Criminal mischief spree in Laoconia/Gilford LACONIA — City police continue to investigate some criminal mischief late Saturday night into early Sunday morning at the Laconia Car Wash on Union Avenue. Police said video surveillance tapes show three men got out of a dark colored medium sized sedan and began wailing on some equipment inside one of the wash bays. The damage is estimated to be around $2,500. A short time later, someone or some people broke into the Kentucky Fried Chicken and vandalized the restaurant.

Gilford Police are also investigating a burglary at the Wendy’s Restaurant that occurred around the same time. Both restaurant burglaries were captured on video surveillance. Officials from both departments said the three incidents may be related and are working together to solve them. If any one has any information they are asked to call the Laconia Police at 524-5257, the Gilford Police at 5274737, or the greater Laconia Crime Line at 524-1717. — Gail Ober

CIRCUS from page one circus at Opechee Park but met with considerable opposition on the commission because of the fragile nature of the playing fields that were rebuilt, in part with state money, as a part of the Laconia Middle School construction project. They had also asked the town of Gilford to use the Village Field and, though the Gilford Parks Commission narrowly recommended against the request, selectmen had voted to hold a public hearing on the matter in January. Vachon said all along that of all the municipal-operated open spaces in both communities, Opechee Park would have been the optimal spot. With last night’s approval, Vachon said he would be working with Parks and Recreation Director Kevin Dunleavy and City Manager Eileen

Cabanel to ensure all of the proper paperwork and insurance binders are in place. Vachon said Kelly-Miller will agree to repair immediately any damage done to Memorial Park field, either by paying for a subcontractor or reimbursing the city for any expenses. He said if the water source for the circus and its animals is metered then the circus will reimburse the Parks and Recreation Department. KellyMiller will also pay for other expenses including portable toilets security and electricity. Vachon said now the most pressing detail will be working with the city to provide adequate and safe parking for the customers. “Thanks everybody,” he said. “This should be an exciting time.” — Gail Ober

BLOOM’S from page one “He is developing a plan to transfer management of the project from the city to a non-profit corporation,” Cabanel said, “which will acquire the property.” The first step, she continued, is to transfer ownership of the property. “He told us that has to happen and happen soon,” Cabanel said. In April the city secured an option to acquire the property, which includes 18 apartments and storefronts on Main Street and Canal Street for $1,470,000. The option, which runs for 18 months, provides for the city or a party of its choosing to purchase the property. Cabanel said that once the property has been acquired, Webb recommends undertaking renovations and repairs to the auditorium sufficient for it to host a variety of events, from live theater to wedding receptions. “The idea is to get people into the building again,” she explained. “To get the heart beating again.” At the same time, ways of generating an income stream from the apartments and

storefronts should be explored. Based on the results of reopening the theater, Cabanel said that Webb suggested a search begin for partners to develop complimentary uses for the property, which would include both residential and commercial uses compatible with the performance venue. She said that Webb was impressed by the vision of Stephanie Wentworth, a Laconia High School graduate who proposed integrating the theater with the apartments overlooking Main Street, the commercial space on Main Street and Canal Street and the vacant Bloom’s Variety store next door. Wentworth’s design, prepared as her master’s thesis at Boston Architectural College, was displayed at the Belknap Mill in August. Restoration of the theater, Cabanel said, would be the third and last stage of the project. She said that the extent and timing of the work, together with the ultimate nature and purpose of the venue, would be driven by the market.

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authority to set the lake level, Lovett countered that “the fact that they have told us we don’t have the authority to exercise our muscle doesn’t mean we don’t have the right to exercise our muscle on behalf of our citizens.” Selectman Nate Torr agreed with Brothers that the board should not prescribe a specific lake level, but instead proposed “strengthening our position by asking for a higher level.” The board agreed to instruct Warren to reword the letter to read that at 539.5 feet “it would appear the level of the lake is too low.”

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Alisha Morgan, joined by her mother Peggy Tibbetts and a supporter, protested in front of Laconia District Court yesterday morning in an effort to expedite a child custody decision. (Laconia Daily Sun photo/Adam Drapcho)

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LACONIA — A woman who was renting a Belmont house that was the site of an hours-long stand off with police in September will be spending this week in front of the Laconia District Court building, protesting the fact that she hasn’t been in custody of her four year-old daughter since the night of the incident. Alisha Morgan, 29, said the reason her daughter, four year-old Meya Morgan, hasn’t been home for three months is because of an ineffective and inefficient court system. Morgan, who is now a Franklin resident, was joined yesterday by her mother Peggy Tibbetts and another supporter, holding signs in front of the courthouse from 1:30 p.m. until closing. She plans to be back there today and on Thursday, in the hope that her presence will inspire court officers to expedite the paperwork she believes is necessary to bring her daughter home in time for Christmas. Morgan’s custody troubles date back to September, when she was renting a home at 672 Union Road in

Belmont and had allowed Christopher M. Kelly, 33, to stay there, as well as another young woman, Diamond Morrill, 20. Kelly, who had recently been released from state custody, was wanted for various parole violations. Morgan said she was unaware of his legal troubles, and when members of the U.S. Marhall’s Joint Fugitive Task Force arrived at her home at around 10:30 p.m. on September 3, she said she went outside to see what all the spotlights were about. The next thing she knew, she was detained and in the back of a cruiser. The task force, using a bull horn, attempted through the night to communicated with Kelly and convince him to surrender. Meanwhile, he stayed in the house, with Morgan’s daughter and Morrill also inside. It wasn’t until about 7 a.m. that Kelly came out with the girl. Morrill, who police believe fired a few shots from a 9 millimeter pistol during the night, was arrested when she refused to leave the house. The incident ultimately came to a peaceful conclusion. Morgan, who has joint custody of two other chilsee next page

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from preceding page dren, faces a misdemeanor charge of hidering apprehension because authorities say she lied to them about knowing Kelly and whether or not he was in the house. She contends that she is innocent of the charge. A judge has yet to rule on a defense motion to disallow any statements she made to the police at the scene of the Belmont standoff because she was allegedly not read her rights. Morgan is also waiting for another judge’s action, an order for Dean Morgan, the child’s father, to return Meya to her custody. Dean Morgan was awarded custody over Meya after she was brought out of the stand off, however, Meya’s court-appointed guardian ad litum, attorney Janice McLaughlin, had recommended that the court order Meya returned to her mother in time for Thanksgiving. That holiday – and a family birthday celebration – came and went without Meya’s presence, and as the Morgan family

prepares to celebrate Christmas, they wonder when McLaughlin’s recommendation will make its way to the judge’s attention. “She’s been dragged away from everything she knows,” Morgan said, explaining that she had sole custody of Meya for the first four years of her life. “She’s being punished for something she has no control over,” she said. Morgan understands that the court has a backlog of paperwork, which is what she’s told when she calls to check on the progress of the custody recommendation. Judge Lucinda Sadler’s office tells her they haven’t received the recommendation. Morgan said that’s hard to explain to her daughter when she asks when her mother will take her home. “She wants to come home,” Morgan said. “Why can’t that be done?” “I’m hoping that, by Thursday, they’ll come out and say, go home, we’ve filed your paperwork, we’re sick of looking at you,” Morgan said.

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UCLA’s record set from 1971-74, Auriemma and UConn once came close. The Huskies won 70 straight in the early 2000s before tripping up against Villanova. That was a record that many thought would never be achieved again. Until now. UConn, which hasn’t lost since the 2008 NCAA tournament, will pass UCLA with a win over No. 22 Florida State on Tuesday night. “I like to remind my players all the time, you don’t stumble and bumble into the history book,” Auriemma said. “You’ll have to do it the right way if you want to get in there. It may not come again.” These two great programs were linked even before Connecticut’s win over Ohio State on Sunday matched UCLA’s mark. “Did you see all those layups we got today? Some of those backdoor cuts and some of that really cool stuff that we were doing?” Auriemma asked. “Get the tape, go break it down, and find out what UCLA was running 37 years ago and you’ll see the exact same stuff. So really, how much have things changed.” It’s not just the X’s and O’s that Auriemma has adopted from Wooden. It’s also the pursuit of excellence. The top block of Wooden’s pyramid of success reads: “Competitive Greatness: Perform at your best when your best is required. Your best is required every day.” In the last decade, which includes three perfect seasons, six NCAA championships, a slew of All-Americans and many sold-out crowds and appearances on national television, Auriemma’s teams rarely seem to let down. UConn hasn’t lost consecutive games in more than 17 years. “One thing that’s non-negotiable is that the one thing we have in common is we settle for nothing less than the absolute best we give you every single night. They did it and we’re doing it. Everything else to me is meaningless,” Auriemma said.

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SANBORNTON — Lawrence J. Sullivan, Sr., 78, of 373-5 Steele Hill Road, died at the Goldenview Healthcare Center, Meredith on Friday, December 17, 2010 after a long illness. Mr. Sullivan was born December 24, 1931 in Dover, N.H., the son of John and Hazel (Thompson) Sullivan. Mr. Sullivan served in the U. S. Army Third Division during the Korean War. He resided in Dover for forty years and was owner of Rochester Sand and Gravel and L. J. Sullivan Construction Co. of Dover, N.H. He later moved to Vergennes, Vermont where he owned and operated a dairy farm for a number of years. He then moved to Sanbornton, N.H. where he had lived for the past twenty years. He owned Belted Galloway Cattle at the Steele Hill Farm, Sanbornton and his “colorful” talks to the tourist from Steele Hill Resort about his cows and farming adventures will be missed. Survivors include his wife of fifty-eight years, Mabel L. (White) Sullivan, of Sanbornton; three sons, Lawrence J. Sullivan, Jr. and his wife, Patricia, of Vergennes, Vermont, Daniel B. Sullivan of Sanbornton and Anthony J. Sullivan and Heidi of Fayetteville,

New York; three daughters, Catherine M. Diduck and her husband, Paul, of Brattleboro, Vermont, Nancy L. Smart and her husband, George, of Milton, N.H. and Judy M. Cordell and her husband, Greg, of Eagle River, Alaska; twenty-one grandchildren; five great grandchildren; two brothers, John Sullivan and his wife, Vicki, of Rochester, N.H. and Robert Sullivan of Florida; two sisters, Phyllis Sullivan of Rochester, N.H. and Patricia Talon and her husband, Willfred, of Rochester, N.H. and many nephews and nieces. In addition to his parents, Mr. Sullivan was predeceased by a sister, Barbara Estes, of California. There will be no calling hours. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to Community Health & Hospice, Inc., 780 North Main Street, 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. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.

NORTHFIELD — Gary Andrew Wilcox, 61, a resident of Northfield since 1992, died at his home Sunday, December 19, 2010 following a period of failing health. He was born in Poughkeepsie, New York, June 22, 1949, son of the late Lawrence W. and Doris (Vincent) Wilcox. Gary moved to Northfield from New York. A farm laborer, Gary worked the Weathersfield Farm, in Amenia, NY and Wheatley Farm in Stanfordville, NY. He enjoyed the outdoors and especially enjoyed hunting. In addition to his parents, Gary was predeceased by a brother Larry Wilcox. His family includes his wife of 41 years, Donna L. (Snyder) Wilcox of Northfield; his son, Richard J. Wilcox of Northfield; daughters, Michelle L. Mosa of Northfield and Heather R. Wilcox of Northfield; three grandchildren,

Jordan O. and Grace E. Mosa and Ariyanna L. Wilcox; brothers, Douglas Wilcox of North Carolina, Louis Wilcox of New York, Paul Wilcox of Tilton and Steven Wilcox of Northfield; sisters, Wendy Wilcox of New York and Lois Drury of New York; nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be Wednesday from 10:00 A. M. to 12:00 P. M. at the William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home, Franklin-Tilton Road in Tilton. A service will be held immediately at 12:00 P. M. in the Memorial Home. Burial will be in Park Cemetery in Tilton at the convenience of Gary’s family. Those wishing may make contributions in Gary’s name to the MakeA-Wish Foundation of New Hampshire, 814 Elm Street, Suite 300, Manchester, NH 03101. For more information go to www.smartfuneralhome.com

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OBITUARY

Elizabeth ‘Betty’ M. Brown, 95

MOULTONBOROUGH — Elizabeth ”Betty” Mary Brown, nee, Mihok, born September 14, 1915 in Peckville, PA, died December 16, 2010 at Forestview Manor in Meredith, NH, aged 95. Betty is fondly remembered as the proprietor of Blink Bonnie Scottish Shop on Route 25 in Moultonborough, NH where she and her husband, Tom, or Laddie as she called him, lived and worked from 1977 till Tom’s sudden death in 1996. After the loss of Tom, Betty regrouped and continued their work at the shop supplying quality Scottish merchandise, Tartan accessories, Kilt fitting, and seamstress service to her many customers and friends from around the country. Betty continued to exhibit her wares and participate at the New Hampshire Highland Games in September each year until her final appearance there in 2007 when she received “Honored Guest” recognition for her long service and support of that organization. Betty’s passion was for the children’s events at the games and she took delight in sewing outfits for the highland dancers and supplying the accessories for the young pipers so they would be fitted out just right for their performances. Betty had a long and colorful life beginning in the era of the Grand Hotels in the Saratoga Springs area of upstate New York where as a young girl she worked as a waitress in the posh Gideon Putnam Hotel and served the rich and famous of the day – her favorite was a certain Mr. B Crosby! She loved horses and shared many stories of rising before the sun to go to the stables at the Saratoga Race Track to help exercise the animals before going to work for the day. Her

expertise in that area qualified her to “make book” for her guests in the big hotel! Betty and Tom married in 1954 while he was working with the US Air Force building early warning stations in Alaska. This brought them to Fairbanks where they enjoyed curling and skiing and Betty gave birth to their only child, Sheila Robin Brown, who died just a few hours old in 1958. Betty was tough though and she would say she “drove the Alaska Highway by herself – twice – before it was paved”! They returned to the lower 48 in 1964 and established the Blink Bonnie Inn, a Scottish Bed & Breakfast and Gift Shop in Saratoga Springs near Betty’s family before moving the business to Concord, New Hampshire then their final location in Moultonborough. Betty is survived by two nieces and a nephew, Paulette Chaffee of Fullerton, California, Betty Taylor of Ottawa, Canada, Joe Marshall of Fullerton, California and their children, Marshall & Adam Chaffee, Brianna Taylor and Jeff & Grace Marshall. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday April 2, 2011 at 11.00 am at the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. with reception to follow. Burial will be in the family plot at St. Peters Cemetery in Saratoga Springs, NY. Many thanks to the Owner and Staff of Forestview Manor, Meredith, NH, who took such wonderful care of Betty over the past two years. Funeral arrangements and cremation are entrusted to Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.

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LACONIA — Lakes Region Community College (LRCC) is the lead participant in a $400,000 Efficiency Training Program Grant to offer building energy efficiency trainings throughout New Hampshire. The grant is being coordinated through the N.H. Division of Economic Development (DED) and Plymouth Area Renewable Energy Initiative (PAREI), supporting partners with LRCC. “LRCC, DED, and PAREI will offer a variety of short-term energy auditor and weatherization installer training programs,” says Dr. Andy Duncan (Concord), LRCC’s Manager for the Grant Program. “All parties are excited about the new funding.” The Grant is funded by the Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Fund (GHGERF) administered by the New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission. The GHGERF consists of proceeds from the auction of carbon allowances through New Hampshire’s participation in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), an effort by 10 Northeastern and MidAtlantic states to reduce emissions of greenhouse

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Beyond the Belt Martial Arts Center students come together to “kick” Christmas poverty

LACONIA — Students from Beyond the Belt Martial Arts Center has raised $4,500 to help needy families during the Christmas season. According to Carl Young, the Center’s head instructor, students provided the power behind the 2010 charity “Kick-A-Thon,” gathering sponsorships from friends and family to complete as many kicks as possible within a 60-second time period. Young’s goal heading into the event was to raise $2,000, but in conjunction with the proceeds from a BTB family charity dinner held the night before, the event more than doubled that amount. “I was blown away by how the BTB family came

together to make this happen,” said Young. “Some of the students, including Nicholas Ferruolo, raised more than $300. Nicholas also completed an impressive 75 kicks in just 60 seconds.” Young also related that an 11-year-old student, Isaiah McDonald, was not able to be physically present at the event, but still put on his uniform, went from house to house in his neighborhood, and raised more than $350. “It was exciting to see the community come together,” continued Young. “We had a great time, and thanks to everyone’s hard work, we’re going to be able to help out about double the families this Christmas than we had initially expected.”

Laconia Youth Football invites Lakes Region 6 — 8 graders to dance at Middle School on December 29

LACONIA — The Laconia Youth Football Organization will host a dance for children in grades 6 — 8 at the Middle School from 7 — 9 p.m. on Wednesday December 29. Laconia students as well as kids from the towns of

Belmont, Gilmanton, Meredith, and Gilford are invited join the in the fun. In addition to a DJ spinning the tunes, snacks and water will be available for purchase. This is a chaperoned event. The admission at the door is $5 per person.

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––––––– ALMANAC ––––––– Today is Tuesday, Dec. 21, the 355th day of 2010. There are 10 days left in the year. Winter arrives at 6:38 p.m. Eastern time. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 21, 1620, Pilgrims aboard the Mayflower went ashore for the first time at present-day Plymouth, Mass. On this date: In 1860, American Zionist leader Henrietta Szold, founder of the Jewish women’s group Hadassah, was born in Baltimore. In 1940, author F. Scott Fitzgerald died in Hollywood, Calif., at age 44. In 1945, Gen. George S. Patton died in Heidelberg, Germany, of injuries from a car accident. In 1968, Apollo 8 was launched on a mission to orbit the moon. In 1971, the U.N. Security Council chose Kurt Waldheim to succeed U Thant as Secretary-General. In 1976, the Liberian-registered tanker Argo Merchant broke apart near Nantucket Island, off Massachusetts, almost a week after running aground, spilling 7.5 million gallons of oil into the North Atlantic. In 1988, 270 people were killed when a terrorist bomb exploded aboard a Pam Am Boeing 747 over Lockerbie, Scotland, sending wreckage crashing to the ground. One year ago: President Barack Obama hailed a crucial, early-morning test vote in the Senate on his health care overhaul, in which all 58 Democrats and two independents held together against unanimous Republican opposition. The Obama administration imposed a 3-hour limit on how long airlines can keep passengers waiting inside planes delayed on the ground. A Russian rocket blasted off from Kazakhstan, shuttling an American, a Russian and a Japanese to the International Space Station. Today’s Birthdays: Country singer Freddie Hart is 84. Actor Ed Nelson is 82. Talk show host Phil Donahue is 75. Actress Jane Fonda is 73. Actor Larry Bryggman is 72. Singer Carla Thomas is 68. Musician Albert Lee is 67. Actor Josh Mostel is 64. Actor Samuel L. Jackson is 62. Movie producer Jeffrey Katzenberg is 60. Singer Betty Wright is 57. Actress Jane Kaczmarek is 55. Entertainer Jim Rose is 54. Actor-comedian Ray Romano is 53. Country singer Christy Forester (The Forester Sisters) is 48. Rock musician Murph (The Lemonheads; Dinosaur Jr.) is 46. Actor-comedian Andy Dick is 45. Rock musician Gabrielle Glaser is 45. Actor Kiefer Sutherland is 44. Actress Karri Turner is 44. Actress Khrystyne Haje is 42. Country singer Brad Warren (The Warren Brothers) is 42. Actress Julie Delpy is 41. Country singer-musician Rhean (rehn) Boyer (Carolina Rain) is 40. Contemporary Christian singer Natalie Grant is 39. Actor Glenn Fitzgerald is 39. Singer-musician Brett Scallions is 39. Rock singer Lukas Rossi is 34. Country singer Luke Stricklin is 28.

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CALENDAR TODAY’S EVENTS Candlelight vigil at Veterans Square in downtown Laconia to mark National Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day, the longest night of the year. 5 p.m. Coordinated by New Hampshire Catholic Charities. RESPECT Teen Clinic at Laconia Family Planning and Prenatal. 121 Belmont Road (Rte. 106 South). 524-5453. Walk-in for teens only, 2 to 6 p.m. GYN and reproductive services. STD/HIV testing. Boy Scout Troop 143 meets at the Congregational Church of Laconia (across from Laconia Savings Bank). 6:30 each Tuesday. All boys 11-17 are welcome. For information call 527-1716. “Penguins on Parade” at the Goss Reading Room at 188 Elm Street in Lakeport (Laconia). Noon to 5 p.m. each Tuesday and Thursday in December. Kirk Dougal’s collection of penguins includes brass, wood, ceramic, stuffed, great and small. Each young reader who visit the exhibit will receive a penguin gift, while supplies last. 524-7683. Lakes Region Camera Club meeting. 7:30 p.m. at the Meredith Public Library. Business meeting and competition in “Old Books” and “Nature”. See images at www.lrcameraclub.com.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 22 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. Check out a computer expert at the Gilford Public Library. 9:15 to 11 a.m. Library volunteer Mike Marshall will help on a first-come, first-served basis. TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) meeting. 5:30 p.m. at the First Congregational Church in Meredith. Affordable Health Care at Laconia Family Planning and Prenatal. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 121 Belmont Road (Rte. 106 South). 524-5453. GYN and reproductive services. STD/HIV testing on walk-in basis from 4 to 6 p.m.. Sliding fee scale. Cub Scout Pack 143 meets at the Congregational Church of Laconia (across from Laconia Savings Bank). 6:30 each Wednesday. All boys 6-10 are welcome. For information call 527-1716. Duplicate bridge at the Weirs Beach Community Center. 7:15 p.m. All levels welcome. Snacks. Concord Transplant Support Group meeting. 7 p.m. in Room 5C at Concord Hospital. Open to all pre- and posttransplant patients, friends and family. Bring concerns and share your news. For more information call Yoli at 224-4767.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 23 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 645-9518. Affordable Health Care at Laconia Family Planning and Prenatal. 4 to 6 p.m. at 121 Belmont Road (Rte. 106 South). 524-5453. GYN and reproductive services. STD/ HIV testing. Sliding fee scale. Weight Watchers meeting. 6:30 p.m. at the Center Harbor Christian Church. “Penguins on Parade” at the Goss Reading Room at 188 Elm Street in Lakeport (Laconia). Noon to 5 p.m. each Tuesday and Thursday in December. Kirk Dougal’s collection of penguins includes brass, wood, ceramic, stuffed, great and small. Each young reader who visit the exhibit will receive a penguin gift, while supplies last. 524-7683. Knotty Knitters gathering at the Meredith Public Library. 10 a.m. to noon. All levels of experience are welcome.

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ANNIE’S MAILBOX

Dear Annie: I am living with the girl I fell in love with 40 years ago. “Nancy” and I were separated during the Vietnam War. Last year, we reconnected, divorced our respective spouses and began planning a future together. I told Nancy I wanted an honest relationship, and she agreed. She told me she was sexually abused by her boss’s son and never filed a complaint. Later, she was gang raped by three men. She didn’t report that, either. Then she told me that while I was away in the Army, my now-deceased father raped her. She never mentioned this to anyone, but it was the reason she ended our relationship. She married a guy who cheated on her, and they divorced. While living with her second husband-to-be, she had an affair with his best friend and became pregnant. When I visited her hometown, I met the man she had the affair with and realized how much her son resembles him. The second ex-husband raised both of her children from her first marriage, as well as the child she had while living with him. I think he deserves to know if he is the biological father of this child. I also think rapes and abuse should be brought up to the authorities. But Nancy doesn’t want to make waves. She especially doesn’t want to hurt her children’s relationship with the man who raised them. I love this woman, and we are planning to marry in a few months. Knowing her past and not being able to help her worries me. What should I do? -- Vietnam Vet Dear Vet: Nancy sounds like she’s had a life of emotional turmoil. The fact that her son resembles another man is not proof, but the child deserves to have an accurate medical history. You may be able to convince Nancy to discuss this with her son, but you should not take any action on your own. As for the various sexual assaults, there are statutes of limitation

on reporting such crimes. The best thing you could do for Nancy is encourage her to get into counseling to deal with the trauma of her past. Dear Annie: My wife is a beautiful woman whom I dearly love. She has some facial hair, especially on her chin, which she chooses to shave. This leaves her chin stubbly. When she does not take care of it as often as she should, it becomes a little unattractive. I am no fashion expert, but I believe that waxing would be a better option. How do I bring this up without upsetting her? -- Anonymous or I’d be in Big Trouble Dear Anonymous: There is no flattering way to tell a woman that her face reminds you of George Clooney. But she may be unaware that her stubble is visible to others and should be told. Waxing and depilatories would do a better job, and if she is unwilling to maintain that regimen, she can look into laser hair removal or electrolysis. For the holidays, present her with a gift certificate to a waxing salon or a laser clinic, and tell her she deserves to be pampered. Dear Annie: “Recycling Myself” said she wants her body to be used for research and organ donation. She also said her mother would be upset at not having her placed in a casket for a viewing. I have represented both the Gift of Life Michigan and Michigan Eye-Bank at Donor Heart registrations and other rallies. Please tell “Recycling” that one can now donate body parts for organ donation and medical research and still have their body be in a presentable condition for an open-casket viewing. I hope this will help others with any uneasiness they may have with their decision. May God bless all donors for their readiness and willingness. -- Michigan

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

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Animals

Autos

BEAUTIFUL puppies, red mini poodles and pomapoos. Sire is champ background. Good price. Happy, healthy, home raised. 253-6373

2003 Hyundai Tiberon- 1 owner, black on black leather, 24 valve V-6 six speed. New parts & extras. Good shape. $5,500 934-5387

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

2008 Dodge Caravan- Showroom condition under, 6,000 miles. Asking $13,500. Can be seen at 72 Stark St. Laconia. Call 630-9901 Linda or 387-2276 Garey

ROTTWEILER Pups, AKC, tails, shots done, parents on premises, $700 to $950. 267-7186.

Announcement

ABLE to pay cash, cars average $250, trucks full-size $2300, truck batteries $6 each, alloy $7 each, in Epping we have scale, $1/ lb. for coded Copper wire, $2.65/ lb. for copper pipe. (603)502-6438 BUYING junk cars and trucks ME & NH. Call for price. Martin Towing. (603)305-4504. CASH FOR junk cars & trucks.

Top Dollar Paid. Available 7 days a week. 630-3606 CASH paid for unwanted or junk cars and trucks. Same day service possible. 603-231-2859.

Autos 1997 Ranger 4.0 v6 Auto, 103K mi, Many new parts. 2 sets tires. $3,400 obo. 293-2496. 2 1999 Dodge utility vans, low miles, run great $3,000 for both Call Scott. 786-9955.

Business Opportunities LACONIA- Unique opportunity. Laundromat in well established location; Dryers, some equipment needs repairing or replacing; All duct work, plumbing, & boiler in place; Free rent to get started. $3,000. 603-455-6662

For Rent ALEXANDRIA Rooms for rent, quiet country setting, large bedrooms and use of family room and kitchen, large backyard, beautiful open space, everything included (cable, Internet), built and designed for easier living. Please call Randy 744-6787 or 707-7295 ALTON/GILFORD Town Line: 2-Bedroom house, $200/week +utilities; Studio, $200/week, includes utilities, cable/internet.. Lake/Beach access. 365-0799. APARTMENTS, mobile homes. If you need a rental at a fair price, call DRM Corp. Over 40 years in rentals, 524-0348 or visit M-W-F, 12-5, at 373 Court Street, Laconia.

BELMONT 2001 Ford Mustang GT Converti ble. Fully loaded. Asking $9,995 Call Scott 603-369-0494. 01 Subaru Limited Outback Wagon. Loaded, heated seats, winter package, dual sun roof. Great condition, 127K, $6,000/obo. 630-1950

3rd Floor 1-bedroom apt. Available 1/1/2011. Heat & hot water included. $175 per week. Small Animals considered, Security required

For Rent GILFORD 5 rooms, 2 bedrooms, 1-1/2 baths, attached one car garage, excellent condition, $1200/ month plus utilities, contact Debbie at Roche Realty 603-279-7046 or 603-520-7769. GILFORD At Glendale Docks: 3-Bedroom, 2 story, porch, appliances, wood floors. Year-round. No dogs. $900/month. 401-741-4837. GILFORD one bedrm apt. $850/ month everything included. Contact Sara Mon-Fri 6:00am- 2:00pm for appointment 293-8400 or leave a message after 2pm. at 455-0461. GILFORD: 3 bedroom apt, 2 bedroom apt., one bedroom cottage available including electricity, hotwater from $175/week, heat negotiable, pets considered. Security + references. 556-7098 or 832-3334. Laconia 2 bedroom apartment. Heat included. Garage parking, no smokers/dogs, near downtown and hospital. Deposit, references. $750/Month. Call 724-1985

For Rent LACONIA-South Down, Golf Village: 3 bedroom 2 bath townhouse; Cathedral ceiling, gas heat, central air, gas fireplace, all appliances, washer & dryer, beach, trails, tennis and all SD amenities. No smoking, no pets. Snow removal & lawn care included. $1,200 Month. Garage available. 603-387-2954 LACONIA: 1 bedroom apt, second floor, close to downtown. $650 includes Heat and hot water. newly renovated bath, new appliances. One month security. No pets. Call 455-8762. LACONIA: 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom in duplex building, 1st & 2nd floors plus access to attic and basement with laundry hook-ups, $1,100/month plus utilities, 524-1234. LACONIA: 1 bedroom, 2nd floor, $210/week including heat, electric & hot water. 524-1234. LACONIA: 1BR, new carpets, parking, no pets, $140/ week + utilities, security, Sec 8, 387-6810. LACONIA: 26 Dartmouth St. 1/2 of a Duplex; 7 Rooms, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath. Walkout Basement w/Laundry Hookups. Very clean, hardwood floors, private off street parking for 2 cars. Convenient to library, churches, downtown, Opechee Park & schools. Available immediately non-smoking. $1,000/month plus utilities. Owner/broker 396-4163 LACONIA: 3 bedroom, 2nd floor. Separate entrance, coin-op laundry in basement. $265/week including heat, electric & hot water. 524-1234. LACONIA: Close to downtown, 5 room 2-Bedroom, 1.5 baths, first floor, includes heat, 2-car parking, snow removal, landscaping, deck, washer/dryer. $210/week. 4-week security deposit, first week in advance, references and credit check a must. No pets. Leave message for Bob, 781-283-0783 LACONIA: Gilbert Apartments. Efficiency, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments available. 524-4428. LACONIA: STUDIO $135/ Week & 1 BDRM $155/ Week Heat & HW included, 2 BDRM $185/week $785/Month, utilities included. No dogs. 496-8667 or 545-9510. LACONIA: 2 bedroom, heat/hot water included. Private entrance. No smoking/pets. References and security. 524-0329. Lakeport-Lake view 4 room-2 bedroom 1 bath. Includes snow removal, trash removal & landscaping, 2-car off-street parking, washer/dryer, partial heat. No pets. $200/week. References & credit check a must. 1st week in advance & 4 week security deposit. Leave message for Bob. 781-283-0783. MEREDITH: 2-Bedroom House, 3/4 bath, washer/dryer hookup, oil FHW. $900/month. 279-8247, Jim. MEREDITH: In-town 1-bedroom, includes heat, $600/month. Parking w/plowing. No Smoking. No pets. Security deposit. 387-8356.

LACONIA Efficiency first floor, with private entrance, quiet area in good location, $650/ month includes utilities, security deposit and references required, 524-4694.

MEREDITH: Large 2 Bedroom second floor. Main St, newly painted, off-street parking, no pets/smoking. First month and security, references required. $795 + heat/utilities. 603-630-2381.

LACONIA In-town, 2-Bedroom, finished basement. $750 plus utilities, first and security. No smoking, available now. 528-2292

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

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520-0753 BELMONT, NH - $699.00 a month. 2 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath, W&D hookup, single wide mobile home with yard for rent. Close to school. Call Fairlane Homes at 800-325-5566 for more information. DOWNTOWN LACONIA New Beacon St. West Loft Condo. Hardwood floors, granite countertops, cable/ Internet included, low util cost. $950 /month. Lease, security, references required. Non-smoker, no pets. 455-4075 LACONIA 3 bedroom, $240 per week plus utilities, security deposit, Pets OK, references.

LACONIA One bedroom, heat included, $695/ month, cute and clean, large livingroom, eat-in kitchen, extra storage room, parking for 2 cars. 455-5253. LACONIA- 1 bedroom next to LRGH. Quiet building, heat/hot water included. $695/month 508-217-8469 LACONIA-LARGE 3-room apartment. $700/Month, newly painted, utilities not included. Available 12/15. References & security deposit required, 1 year lease. Off-street parking. 914-826-4591

NEW Home 4 New year. Gilford/Laconia Efficiency for rent. Includes all utilities, cable WiFi, furnished. Rent $140/week or $500/ month. 528-8030 SECOND floor of duplex, close to downtown Laconia. 5 rms, 2BR, pantry + W/D hookup in basement. $875 incl Heat. First month

For Rent NORTHFIELD Are you tired of living in run down, dirty housing, then call us we have the absolute best, spotlessly clean and everything works. We include heat & hot water and all appliances, Townhouses & apartments, in Northfield one block from I-93 Call 630-3700 for affordable Clean living. NORTHFIELD: 1 bedroom, 1st floor, separate entrance, coin-op laundry in basement. $195/week including heat, electric & hot water. 524-1234. SPACIOUS 1 bedroom apartment, within walking distance to LRGH facilities. Heat/Hot Water, Washer/dryer hook-up, Private parking. NO SMOKERS OR PETS. References and security deposit required. $750/month. 279-1080 leave message. TILTON- 3 Bedroom house, 2-car garage; near Exit 20. $1,500/Month + utilities & security. 626-5000 TILTON-REMODELED 1 bedroom apartment. 1/2 month rent free! Heat/Hot Water included. $660/Month. 603-393-9693 or 916-214-7733

For Rent-Vacation MODULAR Home in 55+ park, Englewood, Florida. Three bedrooms, large Florida room, near Gulf beaches and golf courses. Available months of February, April and May. $1,800/Month. Call 603-724-1985 NEED a vacation? Waterfront Marco Island Condo Specials available now. (Perfect Xmas gift) Owner 603-393-7077.

For Rent-Commercial LACONIA Prime retail. 750 sf., parking, includes heat. $550 per month. Also 1325 sf. $625/month Security deposit & references. 455-6662. RETAIL Space for Lease: 450 square feet, $650/month plus utilities. Route 3, Tilton (539 Laconia Road). Located in building occupied by Northeast Metal Roofing and Fire and Stove Stove Shop, 630-2332.

For Sale 2008 Dodge Caravan- Showroom condition under, 6,000 miles. Asking $13,500. Can be seen at 72 Stark St. Laconia. Call 630-9901 Linda or 387-2276 Garey 4 TIRES: General Grabbers AW P235/75 R 15, $100. Generator: 3600 W. Craftsman with H/D Power Cord. $375. Tools: Automotive. Air Rachets, Tap & Die Set, etc. 934-2221 5 Piece Drum Set. Rockwood by Hohner. $220 or best offer. 253-7003 7 foot plush sofa, like new, chocolate microfiber, scotchguard, $200. 267-0977 BRAND new 18.5 cu. ft. Frigidaire refrigerator $350, 150,000 btu master heater K1 with thermostat $75, toolbox fits small pickup $40. Tonneau cover fits small pickup $75, chrome rollbar with lights $50. 286-3174 Complete Hensley Towing Hitch with operating manual. 10,000 lb. capacity, good condition. $325. 603-524-8860 DRY firewood, 80% Red Oak, $275/ cord, delivered within 20 mile radius of Moultonborough. 236-6749. DRY firewood, cut, split delivered, $265/ cord, green $200/ cord, will do half cords, John Peverly 528-2803 and no calls after 8 pm. FISHER used plow 7 ft. Complete hydraulics, lights, push rods. Off 1989 Chevy pickup. You haul


THE LACONIA DAILY SUN, Tuesday, December 21, 2010— Page 19

Chamber of Commerce sets date for annual meeting and awards luncheon for Jan. 27

LACONIA — The Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce will be holding its 92nd Annual Awards Luncheon and Membership Meeting on Thursday, Jan. 27 at the Inns & Spa at Mill Falls in the Winnipesaukee Room at Church Landing in Meredith. Registration will begin at 11:30 a.m. and the luncheon meeting will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. “This is the Chamber’s premier event with over 240 in attendance. We look forward to the annual luncheon reflecting on the past year’s accomplishments and generating excitement about the opportunities in the year ahead,” stated the Chamber’s Executive Director, Karmen Gifford. Laconia Savings Bank will be the presenting

sponsor for the event. “The theme for the annual luncheon is “Lighting the Path…..Creating New Opportunities and Driving Economic Growth”. “We look forward to sponsoring the Chamber’s Annual Awards Luncheon again this year.” stated Mark Primeau, president and CEO of Laconia Savings Bank. “Laconia Savings Bank understands the importance of recognizing businesses and individuals who have supported the community throughout the year with their volunteer efforts and leadership abilities.” Laconia Savings Bank has been serving the families and businesses of New Hampshire since 1831. For information, visit Laconia Savings Bank’s web-

site at www.laconiasavings.com The Golden Hammer, Golden Trowel and Environmental Award winners will be announced at the Annual Awards Luncheon along with the prestigious J. Bart Conners and Jim Irwin Community Service Awards. “It is at this event that we recognize local businesses for their achievements in construction, expansion, renovation and community spirit. Not to mention recognizing individuals for their volunteerism and commitment to the community,” announced Gifford. “We look forward each year to the annual meeting as an opportunity to acknowledge those projects that are truly outstanding examples of reinvestment in our community,” stated Gifford.

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Generac 5000 Watt Generator. 10 HP motor, new $600, now $300. Call 267-1935

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

COME join our fun, fast paced ful fillment center! We are a local Internet company looking for motivated individuals to pack and ship orders! Positive attitude and strong work ethics a must. This position does involve some heavy lifting. These are full-time positions that require weekend availability. Please forward resumes to: Big Cat Coffees 72 Primrose Dr. S Laconia, NH 03246 Phone calls or walk-ins WILL NOT be accepted! Online applications available at http://www.bigcatcoffees.com/careers.cfm.

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GIVE THE PERFECT GIFT THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

Hodgman Quality Hip Waders. Size 9 Cushion insoles, fully guaranteed. New in box, never worn. $25. 677-6528 BED Orthopedic 10” thick pillowtop mattress & box, new in plastic cost $950, sell Queen $285, Full $260, King $395. 431-0999 BEDROOM set brand new 6 pce solid cherry Sleigh bed, all dovetail sacrifice $750. 427-2001 HOT tub Mp3/ ipod dock, speakers, led lights, 5/6 person. All options with cover. New in wrapper. Cost $8200, sell $4200. Will deliver 235-5218. KITCHEN cabinets solid Maple with glazing never installed/ dovetail. Cost $7000, sell $1650. 235-1695. MEADOWBROOK Inner Circle Membership 2011 Season, cost $300, sell $150. Great Christmas present! Call 630-2440. NORDICTRACK Elliptical: $150. Call after 5pm. 524-2239. SEASONED Hardwood Cut, Split & Delivered $240/ cord. Call 603-534-8863.

MED-LIFT recliner, Brand new less than 6 mos. Cost $1600, sell for $800. 293-2026. PROMOTIONAL New mattresses starting; King set complete $395, queen set $239. 603-524-1430. Studio/ Platform Bed w/Mattress: T-$295, F-$350, Q-$400. Floor Sample Clearance on all Mattresses! Exceptional savings at Jeffs Discount Furniture & Bedding. Save Big! Route 3, Laconia, NH (across from Funspot), 603-366-4000.

Free T&B Appliance Removal. Appliances & AC’s removed free of charge if outside. No TV’s Please call (603)986-5506.

Help Wanted ADVERTISING Sales for tourism publication, must have solid ad sales experience. Lakes Region, North Conway to Canadian Border. Commission only. Resume and references required. (603)356-7011.

BOOMING INDUSTRY is expanding due to record high sales & demand for more JCS tours! Average rep. pay $21/hr, PT. Day shift 8:15am-1:00pm. Night shift 4:15pm-9:00pm, Also full-time available. Must have good communication skills. Lots of fun, no experience needed. JCS is the industry leader, providing tours to Inn Season, Sterling, Tradewind, Windham, and FantaSea Resorts. 603-581-2741, Laconia. Ask for Carlos. Seeking highly motivated people to join my Pampered Chef team. High earning potential! Call 496-0762.

Substitute positions available with Rural Transportation Program providing transit services for older adults in the Lakes Region including the greater Laconia, Meredith, Belmont, and Franklin areas. Flexible hours. Experience driving 18 passenger vehicle. New Hampshire commercial drivers license required (CDL-C) or (CDL-B) with passenger endorsement, DOT medical card and excellent driving record. Substitute positions may cover more than one area. Contact Kris Bregler, Assistant Director of Elder Services at 225-3295. Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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HANDYMAN SERVICES Small Jobs Are My Speciality

Instruction

GILMANTON Store Manager Qualified candidate will have commercial truck tire and automotive experience with excellent customer relation skills. Experience in job/tire pricing, safety and crew management a must. Contact: Denise Littlefield (603) 679-2232 hr@strathamtire.com Maintenance Person- Must have knowledge of light plumbing, remodeling, painting, light electrical & carpentry. Must be able to lift 50 lbs. and shovel snow. Customer service background helpful. Valid NH drivers license, vehicle with insurance and background check required. Must work Sundays. Fax resume to 603-366-4879 or e-mail to manager@vwtoa.com No calls please.

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Complete Auto Body Repair Free Estimates We do auto body repairs for state inspection as well as all collision work. We can work to assist you with your insurance claims.

Route 106 • Belmont 267-8877

Rick Drouin 520-5642 or 744-6277

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

Motorcycles Buy • Sell • Trade www.motoworks.biz

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

Personals

Give the Mrs. a break from household cleaning and let us do it for her with a gift certificate from

MASONRY

PIPER ROOFING & VINYL SIDING

Stone & brick, all tyes of masonry. Free estimates. Call John Morris. (603)539-6736.

Quality Work Reasonable Rates Free Estimates Metal Roofs • Shingle Roofs

Our Customers Dont get Soaked!

528-3531

SINGLE white male seeks single white female, 40-60. Please call 733-8387.

SNOWPLOWING

Roommate Wanted

MEREDITH AREA Reliable & Insured

ADULT person to share house in Laconia. $140/wk. includes everything. Pets okay. Female preferred. 524-1976

Michael Percy

677-2540

BELMONT Female seeks roommate to share adorable house, clean 3-bedroom cape, $125 per week includes utilities,-laundryparking. Dog okay. Non-smoker please. 401-243-3237

THE Hungry Painter: Roof Shoveling, Painting, small tree work, dump runs, odd jobs, drywall repairs. 455-6296.

Responsible Non-smoking adult to share home. Large farmhouse on main road, Meredith. $500/Month. Includes heat, hot water, laundry. 393-0919 SEEKING female roommate for Pleasant St. apartment. $450/month. Heat/Hot Water included. Call for details: 566-3831 SINGLE mom seeks female roommate to share expenses. Nice 2 bedroom apartment in Belmont. Kids not with me. Non-smoker, no pets, call 603-393-5998

WELDING SERVICES- No job too small. Mobile unit or at shop. 34 Meadowbrook Lane, Gilford. 603-293-0378

Services

Snowmobiles 2002 MXZ 600 Sport, 1900 miles, recent skis, good shape. $2200. 848-0014.

A Knotch Above Housekeeping. 10 years experience, references available. Residential, Commercial. 603-545-7268

Small Business Bookeeping Service 35 years experience. Reasonable rates. References available. Arlene Graham 603-520-1705

Storage Space STORE your car-boat-motorcycle or RV in a clean and secure brick building. Low prices. (603)524-1430


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The Laconia Daily Sun, December 21, 2010