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2 incumbents ousted from Shaker board

BELMONT — With two Belmont seats on the School Board on the ballot, challenger Richy Bryant topped the poll with 200 to claim one and incumbent Pret Tuthill followed with 181 votes to take the other. Gretta Olson-Wilder, who last year edged Bryant in an election to complete the term of a retiring member, came in third with 175 votes. As a candidate Bryant was critical of the board, claiming it mishandled the budget process, failed to close a contract with the teachers’ see sHaKEr page 8

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Favoring teachers’ union, Shaker meeting adds $214k By michAel Kitch THE LACONIA DAILY SUN

BELMONT — By a margin of just two votes, 116 residents of the Shaker Regional School District last night added $213,830 to the 2011-12 budget with the intention prodding the School Board into settling its

differences with the teachers’ union and accepting a collective bargaining agreement. The amendment to increase the budget “for the purpose of settling the teachers’ contract” carried despite a reminder from attorney John Teague that although the annual dis-

trict meeting could increase the budget, it could not direct the board how to spend the funds. “You can vote to increase the budget,” he said, “but the second part of the motion is only advisory.” When the budget reached the floor, Sumner Dole of the

Finance Committee explained that it included funds for longevity pay for teachers in anticipation that a contract would be concluded. At the same time, he warned that if the state eliminated its share of the employer contribution toward teachers’ see tEaCHErs page 9

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Boston bridal show scam lands PA woman in prison

BOSTON (AP) — A Pennsylvania woman who admitted cheating advertisers and exhibitors out of thousands of dollars through a fake Boston bridal show was sentenced Friday to nearly 5½ years in prison. Karen Tucker, 47, of Pittsburgh, also was ordered to pay $117,000 restitution to victims. She pleaded guilty in October to wire fraud and identity theft. U.S. District Judge Richard Stearns rejected a request for leniency from Tucker’s lawyer, who asked for a 3-year sentence. Elaine Barker, who owns Paper Potpourri, a Haverhill business that specializes in customdesigned wedding invitations, said she was drawn in by a professional-looking website Tucker set up to lure exhibitors. “I have been doing shows for 30 years and not once did I suspect that this was not a legitimate show,” Barker said. She said she felt “violated and cheated” after sending see SHOW page 6

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Gadhafi declares cease-fire to try & outflank no-fly zone TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Trying to outmaneuver Western military intervention, Moammar Gadhafi’s government declared a cease-fire on Friday against the rebel uprising faltering against his artillery, tanks and warplanes. The opposition said shells rained down well after the announcement and accused the Libyan leader of lying. Wary of the cease-fire, Britain and France took the lead in plans to enforce a no-fly zone, sending British warplanes to the Mediterranean and announcing a crisis summit in Paris with the U.N. and Arab allies. In Washington, President Barack Obama ruled out the use of American ground troops but warned that the U.S., which has an array of naval and air forces in the region, would join

in military action. There should be no doubt about the Libyan leader’s intentions “because he has made them clear,” Obama said. “Just yesterday, speaking of the city of Benghazi, a city of roughly 700,000, he threatened ‘we will have no mercy and no pity.’ No mercy on his own citizens.” In a joint statement to Gadhafi late Friday, the United States, Britain and France — backed by unspecified Arab countries — said a cease-fire must begin “immediately” in Libya, the French presidential palace said. The statement called on Gadhafi to end his troops’ advance toward Benghazi, the rebel headquarters, and pull them out of the cities of Misrata, Ajdabiya and Zawiya,

and called for the restoration of water, electricity and gas services in all areas. It said Libyans must be able to receive humanitarian aid or the “international community will make him suffer the consequences” with military action. Parts of eastern Libya, where the onceconfident rebels this week found their hold slipping, erupted into celebration at the passage of the U.N. resolution. But the timing and consequences of any international military action remained unclear. Misrata, Libya’s third-largest city and the last held by rebels in the west, came under sustained assault well after the cease-fire announcement, according to rebels and a doctor there. The doctor, who see LIBYA page 11

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The monthlong saga over Gov. Scott Walker’s plan to drastically curb collective bargaining rights for public workers in Wisconsin took a turn Friday that could force a dramatic rebooting of the entire legislative process. A judge temporarily blocked the law from taking effect, raising the possibility that the Legislature may have to vote again to pass the bill that attracted protests as large as 85,000 people, motivated Senate Democrats to escape to Illinois for three weeks and made Wisconsin the focus of the national fight over union rights. But Walker’s spokesman and Republican legislative leaders indicated they

would press on with the court battle rather than consider passing the bill again. “We fully expect an appeals court will find that the Legislature followed the law perfectly and likely find that today’s ruling was a significant overreach,” Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald and his brother, Assembly Speaker Jeff Fitzgerald, said in a joint statement. “We highly doubt a Dane County judge has the authority to tell the Legislature how to carry out its constitutional duty.” Dane County District Judge Maryann Sumi granted the temporary restraining order in response to a lawsuit filed by the local Democratic district attorney, alleg-

ing that Republican lawmakers violated the state’s open meetings law by hastily convening a special committee before the Senate passed the bill. Sumi said her ruling would not prevent the Legislature from reconvening the committee with proper notice and passing the bill again. In addition to restricting the bargaining rights, the law would require most public workers in the state to contribute more to their pension and health care costs, changes that will amount on average to an 8 percent pay cut. Walker’s spokesman Cullen Werwie was confident the bill would become law in the near future.

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UNH football player fatally shot in Colorado robbery BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — A 20-year-old University of New Hampshire football player was shot and killed Friday during an apparent robbery attempt in Boulder. Todd Walker, of Edwards, was shot around 2 a.m. in the University Hill neighborhood near the University of Colorado campus, police said. Walker and a woman were walking home after going to parties in the area when they were approached by a man wearing a black bandanna over his face. There was a verbal and physical confrontation and the woman was able to pull off the man’s bandanna, police said. The suspect then pulled out a gun and fired one shot in the air and a second shot that hit Walker, who was pronounced dead at a hospital. “They said he was shot in the chest and heart and did not survive,” said Mark Walker, telling The Daily Camera in Boulder about getting the call about his son. Walker was a sophomore in the University of New Hampshire’s school of business and economics and was in Colorado on spring break, according to a statement from the school. He was listed on the Wildcats’ roster as a redshirt freshman wide receiver. “Todd was a great kid and he will be missed in our classrooms and on the field,” UNH President Mark W. Huddleston said. New Hampshire coach Sean McDonnell said

Walker was “as fun-loving and hard-working a player as I’ve ever worked with.” Walker graduated in 2008 from Battle Mountain High School in Eagle in western Colorado. The school planned to open the library at 4 p.m. Saturday “for friends and community members to have an opportunity to process this tragedy,” Principal Philip Qualman said. The principal said Walker was an outstanding athlete and caring friend. “He had a close-knit group of friends who treated each other like brothers,” Qualman told The Associated Press. “He was high-energy, a big character. He’d light up a room.” Police haven’t released the name of the woman Walker was with. They described the gunman as a clean-shaven, white male with blondish-brown hair. Mark Walker said his son stepped in front of the woman and was shot at point-blank range. The lead investigator told him his son “went out a hero,” the father told the Daily Camera. Boulder police have received several calls to a tip line and are interviewing witnesses, spokeswoman Kim Kobel said. More officers will be on duty Friday and Saturday nights, and patrols will be increased in the area where the shooting occurred, she said.

Automakers feel worsening effects of Japan crisis

DETROIT (AP) — A week after the disaster in Japan erupted, its impact on automakers around the world is worsening. Most of Japan’s auto industry is shut down. Factories from Louisiana to Thailand are low on Japanese-made parts. Idled plants are costing companies hundreds of millions of dollars. And U.S. car dealers may not get the cars they order this spring. If parts factories in Japan stay closed for several more weeks, dealers and manufacturers will feel deepening effects: fewer cars, diminished revenue and frustrated customers. Analysts say it’s too early to calculate the cost to the overall industry. But Goldman Sachs estimates the shutdowns are costing Japanese automakers more than $150 million a day. Even if Japanese auto plants manage to restart in the next few weeks and make up lost production, threats will remain. Hundreds of car part suppliers were near the epicenter of the earthquake and tsunami in northeastern Japan. How fast they can feed parts to car plants is unclear. Even after plants restart, the threat of rolling electricity blackouts — caused by Japan’s crippled nuclear reactors — could hamper production for months. Potentially, the damage could reshuffle the entire industry. Rivals like Korea’s Hyundai Motor Co. could snap up new customers if the Japanese companies can’t serve them. U.S. companies are hardly immune to the threats. General Motors Co. will halt production at its pickup plant in Shreveport, La., next week. It’s the first time a U.S.-based automaker will have stopped production in North America over parts shortages caused by the Japan crisis. The Shreveport plant relies on Japanesemade transmissions for the two small pickups it produces there. So the lack of parts from Japan is forcing the operation to close down. GM didn’t say when production would resume at the site, which employs 900 workers.

“They haven’t given us any indication,” says Doug Ebey, head of the United Auto Workers local in Shreveport. GM will pay the workers most of their normal takehome pay even though the plant isn’t operating. While most global plants have two to six weeks’ worth of supplies now, those will eventually dwindle and could lead to more plant shutdowns, said Michael Robinet, director of global forecasting at IHS Automotive. Before the earthquake, Japan was making 37,000 cars and trucks each day. It exported more than half of them. Fourteen percent of the 72 million vehicles produced worldwide last year were made in Japan. But Toyota Motor Corp., Honda Motor Co., Nissan Motor Co. and others have shut down most of their facilities in Japan through at least the middle of next week. And they’ve warned that the shutdowns could be extended. Goldman Sachs estimates the shutdown is costing Toyota more than $73 million a day. And it thinks the cost is about $25 million a day each for Honda, Nissan and Suzuki Motor Corp. That means a 30-day shutdown would cost Toyota $2 billion. The automaker could absorb that hit without a major impact on earnings. Last year’s safety recalls also cost Toyota an estimated $2 billion, and it still made a $2.3 billion annual profit.

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Framers never imagined a New Hampshire primary The weakest part of our political system is the presidential nomination process. And it’s not coincidental that it’s the part of the federal system that finds least guidance in the Constitution. There is no provision in the Constitution that says that Iowa and New Hampshire vote first. The idea of giving any two states a preferred position in the process of choosing a president would surely have struck the Framers as unfair. But we are stuck with Iowa and New Hampshire voting first because no politician who contemplates ever running for president — i.e., most politicians — wants to arouse the ire of the political and journalistic establishments of Des Moines and Manchester. Another feature of the nominating system is that it tends to exclude those with experience in foreign and military policy, the two areas in which presidents tend to have the greatest leeway. Dwight Eisenhower did have such experience. And Richard Nixon, Lyndon Johnson, Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush had been vice presidents with varying degrees of involvement in foreign policy and military command. But the other seven presidents of the last 60 years had to learn by doing. And Ford’s ascent came not through the nomination process but through the 25th Amendment. A third problem is that the lengthiness of the nomination process — the permanent campaign, as Sidney Blumenthal dubbed it long ago — means that a president, and the nation, may be stuck with an agenda set as much as 10 years before he leaves office. And that’s in the best case, when a candidate presents a series of policy initiatives to caucus-goers, primary voters and the general electorate, and then tries to follow through in office, as George W. Bush and Barack Obama can claim to have done. In the worst case, a candidate briefly captures the imagination of impressionable activists and voters with personal glamour and vaporous rhetoric, and then edges ahead of his rivals to clinch a nomination in a good year for his party. That’s what some people think happened in 1976 with Jimmy Carter, though I think that’s unduly harsh. Certainly it’s a fair characterization of what might well have happened in 2008 if John Edwards had gotten a few more votes and come out ahead of Barack Obama as well as Hillary

Clinton in the Iowa caucuses. None of the politicians currently or possibly running for the 2012 Republican nomination seems to be a shameless charlatan like Edwards. But none except for former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman has hands-on foreign policy experience either, and he obtained his as Barack Obama’s ambassador to China. The potential candidate who sparks the strongest emotions is Sarah Palin. But her non-spectacular showings in polls suggest that many Republicans, while agreeing that she has been unfairly treated by the press, believe she cannot win. The fates of Sharron Angle and Christine O’Donnell may have been instructive here. The candidate whom some pundits call the front-runner, Mitt Romney, is hobbled by the fact that the agenda he put together in 200506 for his 2008 candidacy contains elements that are undercut by his previous record (on abortion, for example) or are out of line with Republican voters’ current thinking (Romneycare). Romney and Mike Huckabee, goodhumoredly fluent and seemingly happy as a Fox News host, both lost the 2008 nomination to a candidate whose strategy was to wait for all the other candidates’ strategies to fail. Not a good augury for 2012. Others carry baggage from the past. Newt Gingrich is sidling up to a candidacy with, as always, a raft of new ideas, many of them good, and some brilliantly penetrating insights, but not much discipline. Rick Santorum, having lost his Senate seat by a 59 percent to 41 percent margin in 2006, is campaigning on the conviction that cultural conservatism will be as important to Republican voters in this cycle as it was from 1988 to 2000. Tim Pawlenty, Haley Barbour and Mitch Daniels approach running with records as two-term governors and with the chance to propose fresh agendas. But for the moment they’re overshadowed as congressional Republicans try to seize the initiative on major policy. It is easy to see at least one reason why each of these potential candidates must lose. But our unsatisfactory nomination process, for all its faults, is a zero-sum game in which one player must win. (Syndicated columnist Michael Barone is a senior writer with U.S. News and World Report and principal co-author of The Almanac of American Politics.)

LETTERS You’ll discover oil shale extraction is anything but easy or inexpensive To the editor, I read Congressman Guinta’s latest edition of “Frankly Speaking” in your issue of Thursday, March 17. I agree with the congressman’s major premise that America must reduce its reliance on foreign oil suppliers and achieve energy independence. Unfortunately, Mr. Guinta’s “Roadmap to America’s Energy Future” will get us nowhere fast. One solution Mr. Guinta endorses is increasing opportunities to lease oil drilling rights on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS). Putting aside for the moment the staggering risks inherent in platform-based oil drilling operations (see Deepwater Horizon), lifting the moratorium on OCS drilling leases (which are set to expire next year) will only increase domestic oil production by about 200,000 barrels per day (America currently consumes 100 times that amount daily), and that output increase won’t be realized until 2030. I think we can all agree we would like to see some relief at the gas pump before then, so let’s move on. Mr. Guinta also advocates exploring America’s oil shale deposits, which he claims are among the largest in the world. I did some research and found out Mr. Guinta is right: the Green River Formation (located in parts of Colorado, Wyoming, and Utah) is one of the largest oil shale deposits in the world, and the U.S. government owns roughly 70-percent of the land on which it’s located. I couldn’t believe our good

fortune; almost two trillion barrels of potential crude oil right in our own backyard! It’s almost too easy! Well, as it turns out, oil shale extraction is anything but easy. For starters, according to a RAND Corporation survey, it is so much more expensive to extract oil shale than to drill a conventional oil well and oil shale extraction only becomes economically efficient when the price of crude oil reaches $75$90 per barrel, at least for the first 500 million barrels. Granted, with oil prices where they are, this makes sense from a business perspective, but is Congressman Guinta really expecting us to live with these high oil prices until these new sources come online? Plus, there are additional factors to consider. Oil shale needs to go through additional chemical processes before it is refinery-grade petroleum, which makes its production even less efficient. Also, oil shale extraction can cause significant harm to the surrounding ecosystem and can deplete local water supplies, and even though we have plenty of water on our hands right now (Mud Season is just around the corner, folks), it is a precious resource out West. Achieving true national energy independence should be a goal that motivates us beyond partisanship. So Congressman Guinta, as one of your constituents concerned with energy issues, I wish you well as you work toward that end. But you’re going to need a new Roadmap. Matt Huot Laconia

We will launch our GJT Lunch program in Laconia on June 20 To the editor, The Congregational Church of Laconia, working through the Better Together organization has made huge strides in the past month of organization and planning. The GJT LUNCH? Committee now numbers 35 citizens of Laconia. We are growing, and have the full support of the Laconia School District to launch our plan to ensure that no Laconia child goes to bed hungry this summer. Our model is a weekly distribution of healthy lunches to each home that registers their Laconia schoolenrolled child(ren). If a family prefers, a pick-up option is available as well.

continue this program for the full 11 weeks of summer vacation. We are still in need of volunteers that would like to join this wonderful community outreach committee, and donors. We need $$$. Any and all local businesses, agencies or citizens are welcome to contribute, and/or to partner with us. If you would like to help, you may call us at 524-0668, mention GJT LUNCH? You are also welcome to join us at the next Better Together meeting on March 24, at 4 p.m. in the Laconia Middle School auditorium. We will see you there, John Walker Better Together Volunteer

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LETTERS Everyone trying to figure out how issues in Japan will effect economy To the editor, If you are trying to figure out how the devastating quake and tsunami in Japan are going to affect economic activity, currencies and commodity prices, you’re not alone. Sherry Cooper, chief economist at BMO Nesbitt Burns, has some interesting preliminary thoughts, using the 1995 Kobe earthquake as a loose template. The 1995 earthquake didn’t make a big dent in economic growth that year, with gross domestic product rising 1.8-percent, which was in line with the average growth during that decade. Friday’s earthquake will be more damaging. Ms. Cooper has cut her estimates for Japanese growth in the first quarter, but she expects that rebuilding efforts will add strongly to growth in the second and third quarters. “Still, this tragedy could undermine Japan’s already tenuous fiscal situation, and heighten global investor concerns about public debts in Europe and the U.S., making Canada a relatively more attractive place to invest,” she said in a note. In 1995, Canadian exports to Japan jumped 24-percent, suggesting that reconstruction efforts had a positive impact. Exports to Japan have already been soaring. Japan has taken just 2.4-per cent of Canadian exports over the past 12 months, they have risen 33-percent over last year (as of January). That is more than double the pace of overall export growth. Japan is the third largest consumer of commodities, behind the United States and China, and imports all of

its oil. However, the earthquake could lead to lower oil demand temporarily. “A flight-to-safety will likely exert a negative impact on the prices of many commodities, which had already been under downward pressure just prior to the earthquake,” she said. “Over the medium term, however, reconstruction will increase the demand for a wide range of raw materials. This could explain why crude oil prices fell on Friday, but energy stocks rose. Oil recently traded at $100.63 (U.S.) a barrel in New York, down $2.07 while Chevron Corp. was up 0.9-percent andSuncor Energy Inc. was up 2.1-percent. It seems that commodity investors and equity investors are operating under different time horizons. Companies that export lumber are having a good day. Plum Creek Timber Co. Inc. was up 2.1-percent and Canada’s embattled TimberWest Forest Corp. was up 3-percent. The Canadian dollars was down. Ms. Cooper argues that Japan will repatriate funds from abroad, leading to gains in the yen. Got that the Japanese will want their yen out of their dollar denominated investments. They will become sellers of US treasuries. Canadian bank exposure to Japan is”negligible.” The bigger concern is U.S. bank exposure, which stands at $305-billion, and European bank exposure, which totals $507-billion. Just perspective on where the economy will feel the impact related to the Quake in Japan. Marc Abear Meredith

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To the editor, In pondering the letter from Mr. Cowan, published in The Sun on March 12, in which he suggested to city councilors that they should be open to the possibility of hiring a qualified Laconian to become the city manager, I found to be good ‘ole common sense. Why would the taxpayers want to spend their money contracting with unknowns to search for a stranger to manage their tax dollars? Citizens should have trust and confidence in the person who decides where and how to spend their hard-earned dollar. A Laconian would know best what locals want and need. Someone who cares about his city will keep trying to improve it even at the risk of contempt from those who don’t care enough to make the effort or who simply have little knowledge of the facts. An example is the recent agreement entered into with a private entity, by the manager/council, using taxpayer dollars. Even after they were warned that such contracts are illegal, they continued to

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forge ahead. What kind of motives would drive such foolish, arrogant reasoning? A manager with knowledge and integrity would not have touched that “deal” with a 10-foot pole! I would suggest that the person of integrity and knowledge is Tom Tardif, a native son, well known to most and possibly available to take on the task. Former Mayor Tardif knows more about Laconia government than most people in the city. He has the experience and understands the legal separation of powers between department heads, boards, commissions and manager/ council form of government. In these hard economic times Laconia needs his kind of leadership. To those who know Mr. Tardif only by what you read in the newspaper, consider that his selfless research to bring infractions by elected officials into the light, is so that your money will go towards “needs NOT wants” and provide transparency. Helene Gouin Laconia taxpayer

You hit my car & drove off! i hope I can do the same for you one day To the editor, I would like to thank the person who hit my 2003 dark gray Mazda 4X4, happening on Saturday or Monday through Thursday in one of three places: 1. Saturday at market Basket in Tilton, 2. At the offices and health club on Rte. 3 in Meredith, 3. At Genesis Health Care on Blueberry Lane in Laconia.

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LETTERS What happened to the missing 17 ballots from Ashland election? To the editor, Where are the 17 ballots? On March 15th and 16th there were two recounts done in Ashland. One was for Water and Sewer Commissioner and one for the two-year Selectboard seat. I attended both and am appalled at what happened, with what should have been, in our country, a relatively routine democratic process. At the two-year Selectboard recount, the challenging Selectboard candidate asked how many ballots were delivered to the polls. The response from the moderator was 500. She then asked the recount committee to count all the ballots that were in the sealed box and returned to the town hall. The count came up 17 short. The candidate contested the continuation of a recount because of the missing ballots. It was stated by the only selectman on the recount committee, “What difference does it make, they were all blank anyway”. I ask, how would this selectman know whether or not a “missing ballot” was marked? One of the committee members actually said to the candidate, “Madam, what difference would that make, the spread was 25 votes?” Well, it makes a

lot of difference. For instance, the race for the water commission was only an 8-vote spread but after the recount it was only 6. Had those 17 ballots been available we may have had a different outcome at our water/sewer department. We don’t know. This is not about who ran for what election. It is about the process, the honesty and integrity of the voting process. Other countries would and do kill for the privilege of having their vote count let alone just being able to vote. Just for once will the powers that be in Ashland do what is right, just because it is right? I encourage everyone to get involved. Know what your government is doing and how your tax dollars are being spent. It is your right. It is your obligation. Since beginning this letter, I have learned that some additional ballots have been found. They were not in the sealed box. I do not know if they were marked. I just know they were not sealed and that left opportunity for them to be marked. This is wrong. Wrongdoings must stop in Ashland. We must keep everyone in a position of authority accountable for their actions. Beth Bartlett Ashland

See if you would classify this SB-2 working as being ‘confusing’ To the editor, The latest blame for SB-2 being so handily rejected at the polls supposedly belongs to the sneaky Moultonborough Board of Selectmen for duping voters with confusing verbiage. The ballot article in question reads, “Shall we adopt provisions of RSA 40:13 (known as SB-2) to allow official ballot voting on all issues

before the Town of Moultonborough on the second Tuesday of March?” That’s confusing? Gee, I guess it’s a good thing all those other warrant articles weren’t on the ballot and could be discussed and explained at town meeting prior to voting. And by the way, thank you Board of Selectmen. Natt King Moultonborough

SHOW from page 2 Tucker $675 for an exhibit table and telling other wedding vendors about her, only to find out months later that there was no show. Prosecutors described Tucker as a longtime con woman who conducted similar scams in Ohio, Florida, Maryland, Nevada and Texas. Michael Shields, owner of a marble and granite company in Columbus,

Ohio, said he drove 13 hours so he could be in court Friday for Tucker’s sentencing. “You personally looked me in the eye and took my money from my hand,” Shields said, looking right at Tucker, wearing a blue prison suit as she sat next to her lawyer in court. “I don’t think five years is enough for you. I don’t think you should come out for a while,” he said.

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GILFORD — From all accounts, Grady Cook or Sir Grady Law had never stepped foot in the Lakes Region until he faced a judge and jury in Belknap County Superior Court this winter. At 49, Cook, who has used several aliases throughout the years, was an oft-times convicted felon, registered sex offender and, according to the Upstate New York Regional Intelligence System, a member of the Crips — a notorious Los Angeles-based gang with tentacles that reach into most urban areas of the country. He was also a participant in an international check-fraud Internet scam who finally met his match in the Gilford Police Department. The story of how Cook came to be an inmate in the New Hampshire State Prison began in the summer of 2008 when a Gilford man went to Craig’s List — an Internet advertising site — to see if he could find a roommate. M.S. was a little short of cash because of some recent personal misfortune. He had hoped to find a responsible person to share his home and help him offset his bills. It wasn’t long before a someone who identified herself as Camie Benson of Niagra Falls, N.Y. responded.

M.S. corresponded by e-mail with Benson until he was relatively comfortable with her. She told him she was a business manager who had a client in New Hampshire and was hoping to stay in the state for at least eight months. The victim told police Benson sent him a check via Federal Express for $3,000 drawn on a New Jersey branch of Sovereign Bank and purportedly from a New Jersey company named “plantroli.” Benson sent M.S. the check with instructions to cash the check at a check-cashing store, deposit $1,000 in his account and send the balance to Sirgrady Law, the “financial secretary” of the moving company allegedly hired by her to move her things to Gilford. She told him to send two Western Union money orders for $1,000 each and use $250 to pay for them. The victim deposited $1,000, sent two Western Union money orders to Cash ‘n Carry in Niagra Falls and made the payable to Sirgrady K.C. Law — the financial secretary. Thinking he still had $1,000 in his account, M.S. continued his life. Within a few days his checks, including his mortgage began bouncing. M.S. printed all of the e-mail, gathered the evidence and drove to see next page

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from preceding page the Gilford Police Department on July 29, 2008, speaking first with Patrol Officer Dustin Parent. Parent’s report said that when he asked the victim if there was anything that appeared to be out of the ordinary during the course of his correspondence with the fake potential roommate, M.S. said he was concerned when the addresses on the check and the Federal Express envelope were different. Two days later Det. Christopher Jacques and Cpl. Eric Bredbury began the investigation that would last most of a year, take Bredbury to the warehouse district along the shores of Lake Erie and land the culprit in prison for up to three years. Jacques said he is no stranger to Internet fraud but said most of the ones that actually get reported don’t end in a conviction because the money and or the perpetrator usually end up on non-American shares. He admits this time police “got lucky.” Working with the Bureau of Criminal Investigations, he started at the beginning and traced the company “planitroli”, the purported issuer of the check, locating a similarly named company with the same Denville, N.J. address. He learned through “planitroli’s” bank, which was Sovereign Bank, that the check was falsified but contained some real information including the routing number. A Sovereign Bank investigator told him the same false checks had been used in three previous unsolved frauds. With a subpoena he learned the credit card used to pay for the Federal Express envelope used to send the check to the victim was stolen from a man in Waupaca, Wisconsin. The three other fraudulent checks were sent to victims in St. Louis, Mo., Topeka, Ks., and Layton, Utah. All three were dead ends. Exploring other angles, he began with “Camie Benson.” Working back through Benson’s e-mail address, Jacques was able to track it to a free e-mail service offered by Microsoft. He said he found only three matches and two were no longer in service. The third led him to a cached page on Google where he found a listing of

profiles on Adult FriendFinder. The one he sought traced to a 24-year-old female in Dragon, Denmark. Another seeming dead end, he subpoenaed Microsoft to see what IP addresses accessed the free account. He sent subpoenas to the Internet service providers to locate where the physical accounts were. Jacques also began with the name of Sirgrady K.C. Law and the moving company address. Assisted by Det. John Conti of the Niagra Falls Police Department, he learned the address is really a used car dealership and its telephone number was the same as the one he located on the Internet. Conti also recognized the name “Sirgrady” but remembered the last name of “Cook.” Jacques was able to independently confirm Grady K. Cook also used the names Sirgrady Law and Sirgrady K.C. Law Jr. and had a number of addresses in the Niagra Falls area. With the name of a possible suspect, Jacques contacted Maureen Pray of the Upper New York Regional Intelligence System — Gang Intel Unit and learned that Cook was a registered sex offender and a self-admitted gang member with convictions for burglary and sex assault, more than a dozen aliases, numerous Social Security numbers and criminal records in California, New York and Illinois. The victim had filed a written complaint with Western Union and by the second week in August, Jacques had gotten a tracking number and had learned the person who picked up the money would have had to produce a picture identification. Issued a subpoena, Western Union provided Jacques with the name of Sirgrady K.C. Law, an address and a N.Y State Driver’s license number. During the week of Aug. 4 -8, Cpl. Bredbury attended a training session in Rochester, N.Y. Finishing on a Friday afternoon he drove to Niagra Falls and met with Det. Conti at the Niagra Falls Police Department. “I was so close to the area,” recalled Bredbury. “And [Jacques] really had some hot leads.” Conti printed an image of Cook and he and Bredbury went to the Western Union office where the victim had wired the $2,000. They met with the owner

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indicating Rent-A-Center employees had been there and were looking to repossess some of Cook’s rental belongings. Bredbury returned to New Hampshire without Cook but with a positive identification as to who Jacques was seeking. Grady Cook a.k.a. Sirgrady Cook a.k.a. Sirgrady K.C. Law Jr. was indicted for conspiracy to commit theft by unauthorized taking on July 2, 2009 by a Belknap County grand jury. Police issued a warrant for his arrest. see next page

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GROTTO from page one to serve more customers on their busiest nights. The main dining area seats 92, the seasonal patio can seat 44 and The Grotto affords Giuseppe’s the opportunity to seat 58 more. However, perhaps more important philosophically to the Gnerre family, which founded the restaurant in 1987, is the greater ability that the room affords them to use their establishment as a sanctuary for music. Music has always been an important part of life for the Gnerres, recalled Gnerre-Bourgeois. When her parents, Annelle and Giuseppe Gnerre, founded the family restaurant, they included a reference to music in their slogan and backed up that talk by offering music at the restaurant seven nights per week, 52 weeks per year. After Giuseppe passed away in 1995, the family founded a musical scholarship in his memory. Due to space limitations, though, musicians performed in the main dining area, amid the business of a restaurant, and as a result they’ve primarily used music as dinner entertainment instead of a concert. “We always wanted concerts here, but there’s too much going on,” Gnerre-Bourgeois said. As the renovation of the new space progressed, and as they made the decisions to contract with local craftsmen for custom woodwork and ironwork, to

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Trooper injured when cruiser rolls while chasing suspect SANBORNTON — A N.H. state trooper was transported by the Fire/Rescue Department here to Franklin Regional Hospital on Friday evening for treatment of what were described as non-life threatening injuries resulting from an accident on the I-93 off ramp at exit 22. According to a report from State Police - Troop D, Trooper Bruce Laroche failed to negotiate the offramp while in pursuit of a driver who was trying to elude him. The cruiser went off the west side of the ramp, traveled down a snow covered embankment and rolled over before it came to a rest on its roof. Laroche was said to have been investigating an accident on the Interstate (southbound) when a motorist stopped to warn him of an approaching vehicle that

had been operating erratically . The motorist pointed out the vehicle in question and the trooper signaled for it to pull over. At first, the unknown operator appeared to pull over, but he then accelerated and quickly exited the highway at exit 22. The male operator of the vehicle in question is being described as a white, middle-aged man with a heavy-set build, dark brown hair and a beard. The vehicle was described as a nearly 2000s Chevy Impala that is dark blue in color. Anyone who was in the area at the time of the accident and who may be able to provide information on the identity of the suspect driver is asked to call the State Police at 271-3636.

TEACHERS from page one pensions and reduced its payments for school construction and special education, “we may have to come up with another $500,000”. Pat Piscetta asked why, when in February the Shaker Regional Education Association (SREA) ratified the tentative agreement reached with the board negotiators, the full board rejected it two days later. After conferring with legal counsel, Dole replied that “we’re still negotiating.” He explained that the board, by a vote of three-to-two, rejected the agreement because “it did not meet the long-term of what we are attempting to do with collective bargaining. I can’t be more specific,” he continued, adding that from the outset the board and the SREA agreed that negotiations would remain “strictly confidential” and the board was also bound by “state law.” Michael Guglielmo then moved to increase the budget. “I’m here to support the teachers and the kids,” he said. Pointing the American flag, he said it stands for liberty and justice for all and says “nothing about behind closed doors.” “If you don’t live under a rock,” began Ken Knowlton, “you know what’s going on around us.” Speaking of people out of work or working fewer hours, he said that “taxpayers are having a hard time making ends meet.” Recalling the public meetings at which parents persuaded the board to restore its original budget cuts, he

said “I’m incensed that selfishness took over. We’re in a financial tsunami and we’ll be treading water soon,” he warned to a round of applause. “It’s hard on our students too,” Piscetta countered. She said that the teachers did not ask for a pay increase, but only for raises to which their prior contract entitled them under the so-called evergreen clause. “Sometimes the community has to suck it up,” she said to applause. When the motion was put to a vote a hand-count, Moderator Roy Roberts declared the meeting deadlocked with 94 in favor and 94 against. He then broke the tie by voting against the motion and immediately accepted a motion to reconsider, which carried by voice vote. Roberts announced the vote would be taken by secret ballot. The amendment to increase budget carried 116 to 114. When the total, amended $20-million budget was put the vote, again by secret ballot, it also carried, with 156 in favor and 75 against. After the last article was adopted and the meeting turned to other business, a resident offered a motion to urge the school board to consider charging an enrollment fee for all students. The motion was roundly rejected by voice vote. “The last vote said it all,” Knowlton growled. “The parents don’t want to pay for their kids’ education. They want the taxpayers to pay for it!”

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Inter-Lakes’ ‘Fab Five’ looking to bring home LifeSmarts national title By Michael Kitch THE LACONIA DAILY SUN

MEREDITH — Fresh from winning their third consecutive state championship in the LifeSmarts competition , the “Fab Five” from Inter-Lakes High School has set its sights on Hollywood, the scene of the national finals, where they hope to capture the title that has twice eluded them. The quintet — Cody Cook, Teddy Willey, Austin Hart, Galen Muskat and Sven Gustafson — are all seniors. Cook will be making his third bid for the national championship while this will be the second chance for Willey, Hart and Muskat and the first for Gustafson. Inter-Lakes finished third in 2009 and fourth in 2010. Sponsored by the National Consumers League, LifeSmarts tests high school students command of consumer rights and responsibilities, health and safety, personal finance and environment and technology, complementing their academic studies with the practical knowledge required for sound decision-making in the contemporary marketplace. For the past eight years the New Hampshire Jump Start Coalition, an affiliate of the national Jump Start Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy, has sponsored the state Life Smart competition, during which Inter-Lakes has finished first four times and second twice. Chuck Bates, who is coaching the team for the second year after an apprenticeship with Carol Howard, believes the five may be the strongest the school has fielded. “These five guys are all exceptional students who have taken every challenge and opportunity thrown at them,” he said. All five carry a full complement of advanced placement courses, play sports in the three seasons, participate in co-curricular activities and are fully engaged in the life of the school. At the same, Cook stressed that “we each bring different interests and different strengths to the team.”

Inter-Lakes High Schoo’s LifeSamrts team again recently won its third consecutive New Hampshire championship and has now set its sights on the national crown. From left to right are Teddy Willey, Sven Gustafson, Cody Cook, Austin Hart, Galen Muskat and coach Chuck Bates. (Courtesy photo)

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Rockets’ red glare too much for Celtics in Houston, 93-77 HOUSTON (AP) — Kevin Martin scored 25 points, rookie Patrick Patterson had 18 points and a careerhigh 12 rebounds and the Houston Rockets routed the Boston Celtics 93-77 on Friday night. Kyle Lowry scored 20 and had nine assists and Chuck Hayes had 11 points and 11 rebounds for the Rockets, who’ve won three in a row and moved within 1½ games of Memphis in the race for the

final playoff spot in the Western Conference. Jeff Green scored 17 points and Glen Davis added 16 for the Celtics, who’ve lost four of six. Boston slipped a half game behind Chicago for the best record in the East. Paul Pierce scored 10 points, but went 2 for 10 from the field, and Rajon Rondo had only four points on 2-for-11 shooting. Boston’s point total was a season low for a Rockets’ opponent.

from preceding page ness,” Willey said, “and there is a real level of trust between us.” Cook explained, for instance, that if the question is about health or technology, “we’ll lay off the buzzer and look to Austin (Hart) or Galen (Muskat) to take it, even if we know the answer, and only jump in if we have to. We’re all very competitive people,” he continued, “but we work as a team.” The group practices together, not only after school but also on Sundays. As Cook, Willey and Hart all come from restaurant families, practice sessions are well fueled. “We have so much fun,” Willey said. “We all play three sports, but I think we’re more pumped up for LifeSmarts than for any meet or game.” All five agree that along with enjoying the thrill and rewards of competing the program has enriched their education. “I’ll watch the news,” Hart said, “and understand so much more about financial crises and budget issues. It really gives you a head start on going into the adult world.” Willey said that as soon as he got a job at a local restaurant he knew all about taxes and withholding and immediately prepared a budget. “I don’t want to be the

person that winds up $5,000 in debt,” he laughed. Muskat, who exhausted his science options at Inter-Lakes and is taking an economics course offered by Northwestern University, said that the classroom and the competition feed off one another. He recalled that when the Sherman Anti-Trust came up in a history class “Cody (Cook), Teddy (Willey) and I looked at each other.” Anticipating the issue might arise in competition, he said that the three prepared a study package. “LifeSmarts is a huge help in understanding the practical applications of academic learning,” he said. Cook was quick to credit Bates, who four years ago left high tech industry after 27 years to teach introductory business and personal finance, with a major share of the team’ success. “He takes this very seriously and drops every thing for us,” he said. “He is our teacher, our coach, our mentor and our friend,” Willey echoed. For the past two years, the team has reached the semi-finals of the national competition only to lose to the ultimate champion. Smart and seasoned, these five are headed for Tinseltown with high hopes of putting Inter-Lakes in lights.

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Houston blew it open in the second quarter, shooting 50 percent and outscoring Boston 34-18. As the deficit widened, the Celtics started losing their poise. Kevin Garnett and Hayes traded shoves and words, and referee Jason Phillips gave them both technical fouls. On the next play, Davis fell into the crowd along the baseline after he was pushed by Jordan Hill, then got up yelling and pointing at Hill. The Houston backup forward was called for a personal foul, and Davis got a technical with 2:45 remaining. LIBYA from page 2 spoke on condition of anonymity because he feared reprisals, said Gadhafi’s snipers were on rooftops and his forces were searching homes for rebels. “The shelling is continuing, and they are using flashlights to perform surgery. We don’t have anesthetic to put our patients down,” said the doctor, who counted 25 deaths since the morning. Libya’s deputy foreign minister, Khaled Kaim, denied government forces had violated the cease-fire and invited four nations to send observers to monitor compliance: Germany, China, Turkey and Malta. “The cease-fire for us means no military operations whatsoever, big or small,” he told reporters in Tripoli. He said military forces were positioned outside Benghazi but that the government had no intention of sending them into the city. He also invited the U.N. chief to send a fact-finding mission and asserted that the rebels had committed crimes against humanity. But Susan Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, said Gadhafi is violating the U.N. resolution. She told CNN the resolution demanded an immediate cease-fire and end to all offensive operations


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Lakes Region Real Estate Market Report / Roy Sanborn

Facebook, or maybe Housebook Sales of residential homes in the Lakes Region were surprisingly strong in February, with 50 transactions compared to just 34 last February. Given the fact that we were up to our eyeballs in snow in January, that is pretty remarkable to me. The average sales price came in at just $216,920, compared to $279,480 last February. That drop is due to the fact that we had no sales over $1-million last month but had two last February. As usual, just about half the sales recorded were under $200,000. For the first two months of the year total sales are up 11.5-percent. On a rolling twelve month basis sales are up 7-percent with the average price increasing slightly from $299,312 to $312,101. Not too bad of a start for the year so far… Social Networking is the wave of the future. Facebook. Everyone is on it and I get that. At least I get some of it. The Social Network is big and it is going to get much, much bigger so we better embrace it. Facebook is a great way to find old friends that you haven’t seen for a thousand years and, unfortunately, for them to find you even if

you have been hiding from them since the eighth grade. It’s a good way to keep up on what they are doing, where they have been, who married who, who had a baby, and all kinds of other good stuff including things that can embarrass them and sometimes you. But some people do get a little carried away, addicted, or consumed by Facebook . There are some things you just don’t need to know about…like what they are having for dinner, that the sun is in fact shining today, that they just got to work, and that they have two different colored socks on. I don’t get the profile pictures some people use. The profile picture of someone’s eyeball squinting at me, or their nose and right eye, or the top half or lower half of their face might seem artistic but sometimes it makes me wonder. Sometimes it’s not even a picture of them, which in certain circumstances I do understand. I like to see a picture of someone’s whole face smiling honestly at me. Truth in advertising so to speak. I get the “Like” part, but I’m not real sure about the “Poke”. I also don’t play the games on Facebook, there’s not

enough time in the day as it is. Facebook is also now a way to market goods and services utilizing Facebook “pages”. If houses were animated and had their own Facebook pages it would be great! Would pictures of a window sill and part of the window be a good profile shot? Or maybe, a weird angle of the front door and door knob would be a welcoming and enticing shot that would encourage buyers to come and visit? I guess it would be OK on Facebook, if real people do it. The home could post about its daily routine, talk about the small (and not so small) daily crises that it goes through, and even give feedback about showings. Check out my blog page at for a humorous imaginary HouseBook page — it’s a bit too long to publish here. Maybe buyers could “Like” houses enough to actually “Buy” them. And if you wanted to post on the house’s “wall”, which wall should it be posted it on? Probably the front wall. You do want people to see it, right? See, Facebook is getting easier. I Tweet a fair amount, too. But I limit my Tweets to being just about listings and my blog. It seems that an extraordinary large number of people Tweet about really trivial and mundane things. It can sometimes be worse and less interesting than Facebook because they only have 140 characters to say something. Some Tweeters give you a blow by blow description of their entire day. I don’t care where you just arrived and that you have a Dunkin Donut cappuccino. But, Twitter does have a place in marketing, spreading news, information (gossip) and I intend to take full advantage of it. It works. I’m always looking to improve. Since Charlie Sheen is out of work and considering his recent Twitter success of gaining over a million followers in 25 hours, I have contracted with him (for a lot less than you’d think) to promote my property listings on Twitter. He has some unique marketing ideas that I am sure will either work extremely well and sell a lot of houses or land me in REALTOR® jail. You can follow me @RoySanborn. Log on to my blog at and leave me your thoughts on this report or the real estate market in general. Roy Sanborn is a REALTOR® for Roche Realty Group, at 97 Daniel Webster Highway in Meredith and can be reached at 677-8420. Data was compiled as of 2/13/11 using the Northern New England Real Estate MLS System.

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— Away at College — Caroline Corriveau, daughter of Dr. Nancy Childress and Allan Corriveau of Gilmanton, made the Dean’s List for the fall semester at Wentworth Institute of Technology. She has an associates degree in Architectural Engineering Technology from NHTI. Emily Elliott of Moultonborough has been named to the Dean’s List at Providence College for the fall 2010 semester. Alex Howe of Gilford, racing for the University of Vermont, won the 15km Skate at the St. Lawrence Carnival Race held at the Mt. Van Hoevenberg Olympic Complex in Lake Placid. This was Howe’s first top finish as a collegiate skier. He placed third in the U.S. Super Tour, which saw members of the U.S. Ski Team and other top racers competing on the same course. Derek R. King II of Center Barnstead, is participating in St. Lawrence University’s International Study Program for the spring 2011 semester. King II, a Junior majoring in History and Anthropology with a minor in global Studies, is studying in Australia. He graduated from Prospect Mountain High School in Alton. Travis Ritson of Gilford made the fall 2010 Dean’s List at the University of Massachusetts. Jenna Lynn Rogato, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Rogato of Laconia, has been named to the fall semester Dean’s List at Radford University. Kaiti Tuthill, daughter of Preston and Lisa Tuthill of Belmont, will have a paper published in the Journal of Applied Mathematics. A double major in mathematics and economics at St. Michael’s College, Tuthill produced the paper with two colleague, conducting research while working on a grant from the National Science Foundation REU (Research Experiences for Undergraduates) program. Her sister Jacqueline Tuthill, also a mathematics and economics double major, is one of ten Saint Michael’s College students name to Omicron Delta Epsilon, the national economics honor society. Assumption College named the following students to the Dean’s List for the fall 2010 semester: Matthew C. Marini of New Hampton and Makayla S. Sawyer of Center Harbor. Bryant University named the following students to the Dean’s List for the Fall 2010 semester: Melissa Dirth of Laconia; Marissa Donovan of Belmont; and Daniel Tothill of Center Barnstead. Colby-Sawyer College named the following students to the Dean’s List for academic achievement during the Fall 2010 semester: Ashley Nicole Finethy of Alton Bay; Sarah Marie Fischer of Tilton; Ryan William Gillan of Alton; Cameron Wyatt Hooper of Gilford; Kameron Alan Mertz of New Hampton; and Tristyn Ashley Watts of New Hampton. Saint Joseph’s College of Maine named the fol-

lowing students to the Dean’s List for the fall 2010 semester: Jack LaFreniere of Alton, Stacy Blanchard of Belmont, Kaela Plante of Center Barnstead, Kendra Frye of Center Harbor, Kimberly Thomas of Gilford, Jordan Pelczar of Meredith, and Carissa Davis of New Hampton. Springfield College has named the following students to the Dean’s List for the fall 2010 term: Abrah Goddard of Northfield, Claudia Severance of Alton, and Tara Smith of Gilford. The University of Vermont named the following students to the Dean’s List for the fall 2010 semester: Meagan E. DiVito of Alton, John M. Litterst of Center Harbor, Brittany J. Colbath of Gilford, Kelley H. Frick of Gilmanton, Jocelyn K. Morin of Laconia, Ginnessa L. Vazquez of Laconia, Joseph S. Ainsworth of Meredith, Christopher D. Joy of Meredith, and Kayla R. Marchek of Meredith. Carissa Anderson, a resident of Sanbornton, has been named to the Dean’s High Honors list for the 2010 fall semester at Connecticut College. Emma L. Berry of New Hampton, Leah E. Hart of Meredith, and Benjamin E. Rendall of Gilmanton, have all been selected for inclusion on the Dean’s List for academic achievement during the fall 2010 semester at St. Lawrence University. Colleen A. Brady of Gilford, Kathryn Al Klem of Belmont, Andrew K. Norkiewicz of Belmont, and Maggie L. Seaver of New Hampton have all been named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2010 semester at Stonehill College. Joshua Cherok, son of Michael Cherok of Laconia, has made the Dean’s List at Kent State University. Cora Crafts, daughter of Beth Pataski-Fay of Gilford and John Crafts of Laconia, earned honors for the fall semester at Skidmore College. Elizabeth Eastman of Gilford has been named to the Dean’s List for the fall semester at Sacred Heart University. Melissa L. Fortin of Alton and Abagail K. Williams of Tilton have been named to the Dean’s List for the fall semester at Wells College. Ashley Hubbard of Barnstead and Haley Mix of Belmont have been named to the Dean’s List for the fall semester at Paul Smith’s College. Rachel L. McCarthy, daughter of William and Christine McCarthy of Sanbornton, has been named an Alden Scholar for the 2009 — 2010 academic year at Allegheny College. McCarthy is a graduate of Sant Bani School. Nicole Lynn Morin of Sanbornton has been named to the Dean’s List for the fall semester at Colby-Sawyer College.

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ARIES (March 21-April 19). Status is not the same thing as power, and today will illustrate this difference. You care more about what you can actually do than what people think about you while you’re doing it, which shows that you value power over status. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You don’t like having to rely on others to meet your needs, but that is the way it is, and there’s no getting around it today. Collaboration is the name of the game, so jump in and play. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Someone has repeatedly disappointed you. Normally, you would take this as a sign to move on, but things are different this time. You realize that if this person does what he says he will even once, you will benefit greatly. CANCER (June 22-July 22). Not only do you appreciate an environment that is neat and orderly; today, you require it to feel that all is right with the world. Gather the tools you need, and then get into the clutter and manage it. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Usually, you would prefer to be unencumbered by material things. However, today you’ll have an idea of how important it is to save the items that help you to recall happy days and the people you have loved. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Some people wrongly believe that two powerful people cannot easily exist in one relationship. You’ll prove this theory untrue, as you and a partner each apply your ambition to a mutual aim. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). In some ways, you are fundamentally different from those you were brought up around, but today you’ll mostly see the ways in which you are alike. You’ll appreciate the special circumstances

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Today is Saturday, March 19, the 78th day of 2011. There are 287 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On March 19, 1911, the first International Women’s Day, the inspiration of German socialist Clara Zetkin, was observed with rallies and parades in Germany, Austria, Denmark and Switzerland. On this date: In 1859, the opera “Faust” by Charles Gounod premiered in Paris. In 1918, Congress approved DaylightSaving Time. In 1920, the Senate rejected, for a second time, the Treaty of Versailles (vehr-SY’) by a vote of 49 in favor, 35 against, falling short of the two-thirds majority needed for approval. In 1931, Nevada Governor Fred B. Balzar signed a measure legalizing casino gambling. In 1941, Jimmy Dorsey and Orchestra recorded “Green Eyes” and “Maria Elena” for Decca Records. In 1945, during World War II, 724 people were killed when a Japanese dive bomber attacked the carrier USS Franklin off Japan; the ship, however, was saved. Adolf Hitler issued his so-called “Nero Decree,” ordering the destruction of German facilities that could fall into Allied hands. In 1951, Herman Wouk’s World War II novel “The Caine Mutiny” was first published. In 1979, the U.S. House of Representatives began televising its day-to-day business. In 1981, during a pre-flight test of the space shuttle Columbia, two Rockwell International employees were killed after entering a chamber filled only with nitrogen (three other workers survived). In 2003, President George W. Bush ordered the start of war against Iraq. (Because of the time difference, it was early March 20 in Iraq.) One year ago: The White House released an online video of President Barack Obama making a fresh appeal directly to the people of Iran, saying a U.S. offer of diplomatic dialogue still stood, but that the Tehran government had chosen isolation. Today’s Birthdays: Former White House national security adviser Brent Scowcroft is 86. Theologian Hans Kung is 83. Jazz musician Ornette Coleman is 81. Author Philip Roth is 78. Actress Renee Taylor is 78. Actress-singer Phyllis Newman is 78. Actress Ursula Andress is 75. Singer Clarence “Frogman” Henry is 74. Singer Ruth Pointer is 65. Actress Glenn Close is 64. Film producer Harvey Weinstein is 59. Actor Bruce Willis is 56. Playwright Neil LaBute is 48. Rock musician Gert Bettens (K’s Choice) is 41. Rappper Bun B is 38. Rock musician Zach Lind (Jimmy Eat World) is 35. Actress Abby Brammell is 32.


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CALENDAR TODAY’S EVENTS “Down Under” spaghetti dinner and raffle to benefit student ambassadors’ trip to Australia. 6 to 9:30 p.m. at the Pheasant Ridge Country Club in Gilford. Proceeds will be used to support Belmont High School students Samantha Mackes and Bridget Annis, who will travel “down under” as part of the People to People program. $12 per person ($8 for six and under). For more information call Irene at 524-3389. Open Door Dinners offer free weekly meal in Tilton. 4:30 to 6 p.m. An outreach housed at Trinity Episcopal Church on Main Street, downtown. provides a free hot meal open to all members of the community. All are welcome to eat and all are welcome to help out. For more information, especially about volunteering, please call Pastor Mark at 286-3120 or e-mail him at Al-Anon Meeting at the Lakes Region General Hospital in Laconia. 8 to 9:15 p.m. each Saturday in the firstfloor conference room. Al-Anon offers hope and help to families of alcoholics. No dues or fees. All are welcome. Call 645-9518. Drop-In Craft Time at the Gilford Public Library. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. All children invited. No sign-up necessary. Ice skating for Alton youth and families at the Laconia Ice Arena. 4 to 5:30 p.m. Hosted the the Alton Community Youth Activities team and the Centennial Rotary Club. Price is minimal per person with youth under 5 skating for free. Skates may be rented or sharpened free of charge. For more information call Dick Wallace at 875-8221. Presentation on how to make your own maple syrup. 1 to 3 p.m. at Just Maple in Tilton. Pre-registration is helpful. Call Belknap County Cooperative Extension at 527-5475. Lakes Region Lyme Support Group meeting for sufferes and support for pe0ple wiht Chronic Lyme Disease and other tick-borne diseases. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Laconia Middle School. For more information call Nancy at 1-888-596-5698.

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SUNDAY, MARCH 20 All-you-can-eat Pancake Breakfast at the Belknap Mill. 8 a.m. to noon. Hosted by the Laconia Rotary Club. $5 per person or $20 per family. Pancakes, sausages, real N.H. maple syrup , fresh orange juice and coffee. All-you-can-eat brunch at the Weirs Beach Lobster Pound to benefit the Belmont High School exchange program. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. $14.95 per person. Jazz, carving station and Italian specialties also available. Tickets at the door. Wild Winter Walk at the Squam Lake Natural Science Center in Holderness. 1 to 3 p.m. Participants should be prepared for outdoor winter conditions and snowshoeing. Snowshoes are available at no extra cost if conditions warrant. $8/member. $10 non-member. Brunch to benefit Lakes Region Habitat for Humanity. 11 a.m. at the First Congregational Church in Meredith. $7 per person. All are welcome.

MONDAY, MARCH 21 Meredith Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours networking event. 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Corner House Inn in Sandwich. Hosted by the Annie Forts UP Syndrome Fund on World Down Syndrome Day. All are welcome. Program on “Storms That Changed New Hampshire” at the Laconia Pubic Library. 7 p.m. Presented by the Historical & Museum Society and featuring WMUR-TV meteorologist Kevin Skarupa. Free and open to the public. Affordable Health Care at Laconia Family Planning and Prenatal. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 121 Belmont Road (Rte. 106 South). 524-5453. GYN and reproductive services. STD/HIV testing. Sliding fee scale. Laconia Chapter of Barbershop Harmony Society meeting. 7:15 to 9:30 p.m. at the Gilford Community Church. Guests and singers of all ages and skills are invited to attend these Monday night rehearsals. For more information call Guy Haas at 279-2230. Overeater’s Anonymous meeting. 7 p.m. each Monday night at the Congregational Church of Laconia Parish Hall (Veterans Square). Parish of Blessed Andre Bessette Respect Life Committee meeting. 7 p.m. at the Sacred Heart School Gym in Laconia, front room. Public welcome. For more information call 528-2326 or 524-8335. Pinochle game at Good Shepperd Lutheran Church on Parade Road in Laconia. 6:30 p.m. All are welcome. Mahjong game time at the Gilford Public Library. 12:30 to 3 p.m. New players welcome.

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Dear Annie: I would like to thank you for the many times you’ve reminded readers to take care of important medical, financial and end-of-life decisions. I did that years ago and have a legal will and power of attorney. Over the years, I also gently requested that my parents do the same, but they chose to ignore me. Although it is too late to help our family, please continue to tell everyone how important it is to make their requests and wishes known and put into writing. The difficult decisions that must be made when a family member becomes incapacitated or passes away suddenly and without warning can be made easier with just a little planning. Everyone should ask themselves if the following information has been given to someone they trust to carry out their wishes and requests: The names of their doctor, lawyer and whoever they have appointed to make decisions for them should they become unable to do so. Whether they have a legal will and Health Care Power of Attorney and where they are located. (Be aware that banks require a signature on file and a key in order to search for a will in a lock box.) Whether they are responsible for any other family members and, if so, what provisions they have made so that person will receive care if needed. Whether they have life insurance. Whether they have cemetery plots and any special requests for the type of service they would like to have. Even an independent and private person should not have a problem with making sure this information is available to the person they want in charge in an emergency. It’s not about giving up control of your assets. It’s about enabling your

loved ones to do the right thing when the time comes. -- Been There, Done That the Hard Way Dear Been There: Every person should bring this column to the next family meeting. These are difficult conversations to have, but they are necessary. Thank you for giving our readers a push in the right direction. Dear Annie: Please help me. I seem to have hurt my precious granddaughter with only the best intentions. I am 82, and she is 21 and doing well in college. I sent a letter in a care package that included all kinds of healthy food. I started the letter saying, “If this is none of my business just tell me so,” and continued with, “I think you are so busy that you don’t realize you have gotten careless with your figure.” My granddaughter is gorgeous and so nice, and I never thought this would hurt her. We are good friends. There is nothing she or my daughters could not tell me. I have apologized. Her mom has said to drop it, and I will. My granddaughter and I chatted at Christmastime, but I really don’t think it’s so wrong for a grandmother to be involved. Was I out of line? -- Sad Grandmother Dear Grandmother: Sending the box was fine. Adding a letter that chastised her about her weight was guaranteed to hurt, no matter how well-intentioned. You have apologized. She will get over this. But please don’t do it again. Dear Annie: This is for “Phil from Philly,” whose friend sticks his hands in the ice bucket. I have a solution -- a pasta scoop! It comes in various sizes and has only one handle, and the prongs help keep the ice from slipping out. You can find a variety from plastic to silver. We keep one in the ice bin at all times. It’s pretty sanitary and easier to use than tongs. Donna

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




AKC Cairn Terrier Toto dog. 1 yr old male, neutered, microchiped cream brindle. UTD on vacs, Canadian champion sired. $700. (207)935-1320.

2005 Suburu Forrester 5-speed, Great condition, 190K miles, have all service records. $4,900 OBO. 455-6977

GOLDEN Retriever puppies, first shots, health certs, ready soon, taking deposits now. $650. 491-5164 Golden Retriever puppies: AKC registered, first shots/ health certificate/ clearances. $1,500. 603-267-6404

CASH paid for unwanted or junk cars and trucks. Same day service possible. 603-231-2859. JUNK Cars and Trucks wanted. $100 and up CASH PAID. No titles needed. Immediate pick up. 366-5402 Chuck

1999 Chevy Cavalier, 4 dr, 4 cyc, air, auto, CD, 90K mi., $3,000 obo. 934-2221.

MUST sell!!! 2004 Buick Rendezvous. Asking $5,600 all offers considered. 455-8844

1999 F-150 4-WD- Extra CabGood Condition, $1,799. Center Harbor. 677-6586

Top Dollar Paid- $150 and up for unwanted & junk vehiclies. Call 934-4813

2002 Chevy Trailblazer LS: AM/FM/CD. Air conditioned. 4WD. new tires, new front brakes, dark green metallic, runs great. Registered & inspected. Looking for $5,500 or BRO Laconia: 455-1020 CASH FOR junk cars & trucks.

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


For Rent 2 BR very clean, bright, updated appliances with cathedral ceilings and skylights, within walking distance of downtown Laconia, off street parking, includes heat, h/w, w/d, no smoking. $900 a month. Carolyn 630-0232

BUYING junk cars and trucks ME & NH. Call for price. Martin Towing. (603)305-4504.


2000 Ford Taurus SE WagonVery reliable, good condition. 104K miles, grey with grey interior. 4 new tires, current on all maintenance. $2,800/OBO. 603-341-1529

Business Opportunities

Employment Wanted RN will take care of you or your loved one in your home, days. 18 years experience in homecare. References. 603-293-0484.

APARTMENTS, mobile homes. If you need a rental at a fair price, call DRM Corp. Over 40 years in rentals. We treat you better! 524-0348 or visit M-W-F, 12-5, at 373 Court Street, Laconia. BELMONT Condo: 2-bedroom, 2-bath, single-level, washer/dryer, attached garage. Non-smoker, Near LRCC/LRGH, security deposit. $995/month. 528-1432. GILMANTON LARGE 2 bedroom Apartment. Easy commute, pets negotiable. $895/Month. 630-6812

Call Now To Apply

BOAT SLIPS For Rent At the Winnipesaukee Pier Weirs Beach, NH Reasonable rents installments payments for the season. Call 366-4311. DOCKS for Rent: 2011 season, Lake Winnisquam Point. Parking, bathrooms, showers, launch on site. 603-524-2222. PRIVATE Dock Space for Rent: Up to 10x30. Varney Point, Winnipesaukee, Gilford, $2,500/ season. 603-661-2883.

New Franklin Apartments, LLC

Elderly and Disabled Housing Now Accepting Applications for Project-Based Section 8 Subsidized Apartments HUD Income Limits Apply One & Two Bedroom Units Available Located in Tilton, Franklin & West Franklin

Apartments Available Now For more information, please contact 603-286-4111

Affordable Housing Get your name on our waiting list PRINCE HAVEN or HILLSIDE APARTMENTS All utilities included Plymouth/Meredith, N.H. (Prince Haven has an elderly preference) If you are 62, disabled or handicapped, (regardless of age), and meet annual income guidelines, you may qualify for our one-bedroom apts.

Call today to see if you qualify. 603-224-9221 TDD # 1-800-545-1833 Ext. 118 or Download an application at

40% of our vacancies will be rented to applicants with Extremely Low Income. Rent is based on your household size and income. An Equal Opportunity Housing Agent

For Rent

For Rent

Belmont: 1BR, economical gas heat, quietcountry setting, $595/month +utilities, security and references. 455-5848.

LACONIA- STUDIO for one. $310/bi-weekly, includes heat, light water, no smoking, no pets, 603-630-2393

CUTE 1-bedroom remodeled apartment in Tilton. 1/2 month rent free! Heat/Hot Water included. $660/Month. 603-393-9693 or 916-214-7733

LACONIA: Efficiency apartment, $135/week includes heat & hot water. References and deposit. 524-9665.

FRANKLIN- Riverfront, 1 Bedroom, 2nd Floor, Attic Storage. $600/month + Utilities, Security Deposit. No Pets, 387-4471.

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

GILFORD: 1BR apartment over country store. $800/month, everything included. Contact Sara, Monday-Friday, 6am- 2pm for appointment, 293-8400, or leave message after 2pm at 455-0461. LACONIA 1-Bedroom - Washer/ dryer hookup, storage, no pets. Security Deposit & references. $600/mo. + utilities. 520-4353 LACONIA 1-Bedroom 1st floor, Bright & sunny newly renovated, new appliances, off street parking. $700/Month, Utilities and Heat Not included. 524-1349 LACONIA NICE 2-bedroom, quiet building. Washer/Dryer hook-ups, no dogs. $650/Month plus utilities. Plowed parking. 527-1411 LACONIA Pleasant St. 1-Bedroom, $750. Studio apartment $650. Heat/hot water included, no pets/smoking. 524-5837 LACONIA Prime 2 bedroom apartment on Gale Ave. Walk to town and beaches. Carpeting, just repainted, private entrance, Garage. $900/month includes heat and hot water. 524-3892. LACONIA Waterfront- 2-Bedroom condo, quiet location, Clean/renovated, furnished-optional. No smoking/pets. $895/month, 2nd Month 1/2 OFF. 603-998-9694. LACONIA Weirs Blvd 2 Bedroom, 2 bath, one level newly renovated condo year-round. Balcony with view of lake, pool, no smoking/pets, refs/dep required. $900/month. 366-4341 LACONIA- 1 bedroom next to LRGH. Quiet building, heat/hot water included. $625/month 603-527-1411 Laconia- 2 bedroom 1st floor Off street parking, coin-op laundry, dishwasher. $880/Month. includes heat/hot water. No dogs/No Smoking. References/Security required. 387-4885 Laconia- 3-Bedroom, 2nd Floor, Washer/Dryer, Attic Storage, Sunroom, $950/month + Utilities & Security Deposit. No Pets/No Smoking. 387-4471 LACONIA- Large Rooms for rent. Private bath, heat/hot water, electric, cable, parking included. FREE WiFi Internet. $145/week, 603-781-6294

LACONIA: Downtown, 875 sq.ft. 1-bedroom condo, includes parking, dishwasher, washer/dryer, hot water, gym, cable TV and internet. $1,000/month + gas and electricity. No smoking. 387-1638. LACONIA: Gilbert Apartments. Efficiency, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments available. 524-4428. LACONIA: Large 4 bedroom apartment. Second floor, new paint and flooring, parking. $850 + utilities, security and references required. 603-781-6294. LACONIA: Nice, clean 1st floor 3 bedroom with yard, porch, family room, office, Washer/Dryer hook-up. No dogs. $875 monthly. 527-1411 LACONIA: Sunny, 1-Bedroom, hardwood floors, 3rd floor, washer/dryer hookup, heat, $600. Security & references. (603)293-7038. LACONIA: 1-2 Bedrooms starting at $130/Week. Includes Heat/Hot Water & Electric. No dogs. 496-8667 or 545-9510. LAKEPORT-Exceptional 1-Bedroom 1st floor. Washer/dryer room, gas fireplace, large kitchen/with dishwasher, porches, off-street parking with/snow removal. $875/Month including heat/hot water. NO SMOKING. 366-4712 MEREDITH One bedroom apartment on second floor. Open concept, cathedral ceiling, very elegant and rustic. Plowing, parking and dumpster included, Pets? $795/month 455-5660. MEREDITH- In-Town Efficiency apartment. 1-bedroom, 1-bath. Kitchen, large living room with dryer. Quiet location, no pets/no smokers $800/Month + utilities. Rick (781)389-2355 MEREDITH- Newly remodeled roomy two bedroom on two levelsnear downtown Meredith. Hardwood floors, ample storage, heat included. Non-smoker/No pets. References/Security required. $875/Month. 455-4075

Rental Assistance Available Apply Now At LEDGEWOOD ESTATES • Spacious units with a lot of storage area • Low utility costs • On-Site Laundry & Parking • Easy access to I-93 • 24-hour maintenance provided • 2 bedrooms with a 2 person minimum per unit.

Ask about our Referral Bonus Rent is based upon 30% of your adjusted income Hurry and call today to see if you qualify, or download an application at: 603-224-9221 TDD # 1-800-545-1833 Ext. 118 Equal Housing Opportunity Agent and Employer

THE LACONIA DAILY SUN, Saturday, March 19, 2011— Page 17

For Rent

For Sale

For Sale


MEREDITH: In-town 1-bedroom, includes heat, $600/month. Parking w/plowing. No Smoking. No pets. Security deposit. 387-8356.

BED- Orthopedic 11 inch thick super nice pillowtop mattress & box. 10 Yr. warranty, new-in-plastic. Cost $1,200, sell Queen-$299, Full-$270 King-$450. Can deliver. 235-1773

ONE aluminum extension ladder $15, Three unopened boxes 2 ft.X4ft. ceiling panels 36-pieces $15. 527-0873

T&B Appliance Removal. Appliances & AC’s removed free of charge if outside. Please call (603)986-5506.


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: Large 2 bedroom on 2nd & 3rd floors, $240/week including heat, electric & hot water, 524-1234.

PREMIER Gated Community Meredith Bay. 3500 sqft custom 4BDRM single family home, 2-car garage. Grand Winnipesaukee Views! Beach Club, Pools, Tennis! $3750/mo./yr lease. Call 888-559-4141 or SANBORNTON-1 Bedroom 2nd floor, walk to Lake; all utilites included. No smoking/pets. $650/Month. 455-0910 SUNNY large Victorian, 2 bedroom, kitchen, livingroom, diningroom and den, hardwood floors, tin ceilings, beautiful, $850/ month including heat, 494-4346. TILTON- DOWNTOWN. Large room in 3-bedroom, 2-bath apartment, shared with 2 other responsible adults, $150 weekly, includes all. 286-4391. Weirs Beach Condo. 2-bedroom, 2-bath, newly renovated. $900 per month plus electric & security deposit. 279-5991 WINNISQUAM: Small efficiency apartment and a cottage including heat, hot water and lights. No pets. $150-$175/week. $400 deposit. 528-2757 or 387-3864.

For Rent-Vacation

Help Wanted

BEDROOM- 7-piece Solid cherry sleigh. Dresser/Mirror chest & night stand (all dovetail). New-in-boxes cost $2,200 Sell $895. 603-427-2001


Bushnell “Trophy” red dot rifle scope. Used one season, for target practice only. Like new, with owners manual. Retails for over $100. Will sell for $60. Laconia: 603-455-1020 Custom Glazed Kitchen Cabinets. Solid maple, never installed. May add/subtract to fit kitchen. Cost $6,000 sacrifice $1,750. 433-4665 FIREWOOD-FREE-Tree removal Green (Dry when available) starting at $75 1/2 cord delivered. 998-7337. Also easy self-serve smaller quantities. 18 Arlene Dr. Belmont, 1 mile up Union Ave. from Piches.

RESTAURANT equipment, all like new, 2 Pitco fryers, 2 LP griddles with stands, SS 48 CF fridge, SS work tables, Taylor ice cream machine. Call for more items and details. 476-8894

Generator- 3600 W. Craftsman, used once. $375. OBO. 934-2221

SALE Thrifty Yankee- Route 25 Meredith. 279-0607. Across from ILHS Open 9am-6pm Tuesday-Sunday. 50% Winter!


Think fine lines should be quoted-not appear on your face? A simple and effective daily program with TimeWise® skin care can help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. So skin looks firmer. And fees softer. Start looking younger now! Contact me to experience TimeWise® for yourself.

Linda Z. DiRosa Independent Sales Director 603-387-3877 MacKissic 22 Gallon Orchard Sprayer. Gasoline powered. Check it online, it retails for almost $1,200. Will sell for $400. Laconia: 603-455-1020

SNOWBLOWER Craftsman 24 inch 7.5 HP, electric starter. Like new, needs lower-unit. $250 OBO 253-7746

Furniture AMAZING!

Beautiful Queen or Full Mattress Set. Luxury firm European pillow-top. New in plastic, costs $1,095, sell $249. Can deliver. 603-305-9763 PROMOTIONAL New mattresses starting; King set complete $395, queen set $249. 603-524-1430. Small chrome 5 piece kitchen set. Excellent shape, upholstered chairs with leaf. $100 firm. 528-7984

DREAM COME TRUE Marco Island, waterfront condo/amenities. SW Florida/Naples area $700/week. 603)393-7077.


2,000 Sq. Ft., possible to 3,500. Loading dock, three phase power, private office, priced like storage but great for your business. $900 per month, includes heat and property tax. Sale possible. AVAILABLE NOW!

Kevin Sullivan

Knowledgeable and dependable automotive technicians of all levels of experience, needed for our growing service department. Applicants must possess a positive attitude and be able to work with others as a team. GM experience and/or inspection certificate very helpful but not required. Must be willing to learn. Own tools required. Medical and dental plans available. Paid holidays, vacations and 401k.

Apply in person to Austin Woodward at Profile Motors, Inc., Rt. 16 & 112, Conway, NH,

For Sale 10 in. Spiral Spikes: (4) 50lb. boxes of spikes. Retails for about .50/spike @ local building supply. Will sell all for $200 ($50/box). Great for log home building. Laconia: 603-455-1020

EXPERIENCED Paving Back-End Screed Operator/ Lute Person/ Roller Operator/ Tri-Axle Driver


Competitive wages and an excellent benefit package including health, life, and retirement. An Equal Opportunity Employer. Women & Minorities are encouraged to apply. Call Between 8am-4pm


Adult and Children's Karate (Ages 4+) classes held in Laconia, Gilford, Meredith and Moultonborough.Improves balance, coordination, focus, strength and flexibility. 524-4780. New Hampshire Aikido -Tuesday and Thursday evenings at the Barn, Wadliegh Rd. Sanbornton. 286-4121



Experience the gentle art of Tai Chi. Improves balance, joint health, coordination, bone density, blood pressure, strength and flexibility. Ongoing classes held in Laconia, Gilford, Meredith and Moultonborough. All ages welcome. 524-4780

Land BELMONT: $54,900 for 3 acres with great soils, no wetlands, driveway already installed to building site. Owner/broker, 524-1234.

Mobile Homes Belmont Park 2-bedroom 1.5-bath Mobilehome. $18,500/or B.O., no dogs. Brenda 393-7713 with Exit Realty 527-1111 GILFORD, Must see 12x60 2 bed room mobile home in adult park. All appliances, 2 A/C units, nice deck & shed, shady lot. $8,700. Call owner 527-1163. PART-TIME Experienced Mechanic. 15-20 hours/week. Ridgewood Country Club, Moultonboro. Call Steve 491-3462 STYLIST wanted in downtown Meredith salon: Unique booth rental options available. Call “A Step Up” at 279-6750.

Now Hiring

All Positions Apply in person:

CJ Avery’s in Lakeport

GILFORD: 55+ Park, 2BR w/carport, beach access, excellent condition, updated furnace, with appliances, $23,900. 524-4816.

Motorcycles LACONIA MOTORBIKE THINK SPRING! BEAT THE RUSH! Have your motorcycle serviced now! Pete Dyer • 527-9275. Frank Bean Rd. Laconia The Premier Motorbike Shop in the Lakes Region

Secretary II

(Anticipated Job Opening) Lakes Region Community College in Laconia seeks a full-time Secretary in the Admissions office to assist the Admissions department in the promotion, growth, and support in admission operations.

Town of Sanbornton

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Education: Completion of high school, G.E.D. , or its equivalent, including courses in office procedures, word processing, or typing. Each additional year of approved formal education may be substituted for one year of required work experience. Experience: Two years’ experience in a secretarial position, one year of which shall have been at the level of Secretary I or its equivalent. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: For appointment consideration, Secretary II applicants must successfully participate in a structured interview measuring possession of knowledge, skills and abilities identified as necessary for satisfactory job performance by this class specification. Salary Range: $23,712.00 - $27,514.50 Please send a completed State application, resume, and documentation to Karen Kurz, Administrative Assistant, Lakes Region Community College, 379 Belmont Road, Laconia, NH 03246, fax (603) 527-2042, phone (603) 524-3207, ext. 6717; or e-mail . Applications will be accepted until Friday, April 22, 2011. State applications may be obtained by visiting the website at Please reference position #43264. Employees shall be required to pay an agency/union fee. An Equal Opportunity Employer


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

is offering an Exciting Sales Opportunity for Motivated and High Energy People. Sales experience is preferred but not required. Great pay with Benefits available. Please apply online at

Instruction on private trout pond. FFF certified casting instructor. Gift cert. available. (603)356-6240. www.mountainviewflyfishing.c om

Serious inquiries only please.

Coldwell Banker Commercial

LACONIA/BELMONT LINE- Retail Showroom at Rt. 106 & Bypass. 1500+ Sq. ft., 10X12 overheaed door, security & fire system. $1,900/Month. 603-502-6437

EXOTIC Dancers wanted, we offer a great earning potential, experienced or inexperienced (603)236-9488 Heavenly Bodies.


For Rent-Commercial EXCELLENT Location! 3,000+ Sq.Ft., corner lot, high traffic count, attractive architecture and great image for your business! $7/Sq.Ft., triple net lease. 528-0696.

Progressive ecumenical church has opening for Director of Music. Responsibilities include providing leadership for adult choir, Bell choir and developing and expanding a youth music program. Keyboard/piano competency required. Submit resume to the attention of Reverend Michael Graham, Gilford Community Church 19 Potter Hill Rd. Gilford, NH 03249 Email: Job description: The Gilford Community Church is a growing ecumenical community. The over 400 members come from many spiritual backgrounds. It has a history of a strong commitment to the place of music in the life and worship of the church. Responsibilities include: Provide choral music at each regular Sunday service, Adult Choir functions from September through mid-June, Provide choral music as necessary for additional services as determined by the Diaconate and Pastor. Easter Sunday -2 services, Maundy Thursday, Christmas Eve - 2 services, One Advent service (Tree lighting). Participate in ecumenical and joint services with area churches (Epiphany) Assist lay directors of Bell Choir and Children!s Choir, Develop and expand a youth music program for middle and high school youth, Conduct weekly rehearsals with Adult Choir and before Sunday services, Provide Summer music (lay or professional musicians) mid June through Labor Day including Old Home Day Sunday, Participate in planning of holiday services, Children!s Sunday, Christmas Pageant, Provide accompaniment for church services in the absence of the Organist.

Help Wanted

Fire Chief The Town of Sanbornton (est. pop. 3,000) seeks a full-time Fire Chief to manage and actively participate with its combination staffed department. Duties include oversight of emergency medical services, life safety, fire suppression, fire prevention, in-house training program and budget management. Applicants must be physically able to serve as initial responder to emergency EMS and Fire calls as part of the duty crew. Applicants should possess a minimum of : 10 years of fire department experience; management experience; EMT Basic (ALS certification preferred) and a current CDL. Salary DOQ.

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Benefit package available. Cover letter and resumes can be sent to the Town of Sanbornton: Attn. Town Administrator, P.O. Box 124, Sanbornton, NH 03269. Additional information is available upon request.

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Davids Antique & Sporting Auction 10 am Saturday, March 19 • Preview 8:00 am Leavitt Park, 334 Elm St., Laconia, NH Featuring a 1930s Mills 25 cent slot machine & many sporting items; Fishing-11 bamboo rods including. Leonard, Abercrombie Fitch, Heddon, Wright McGill, reels-3 Hardy, Edward Vom Hofe, several large group lots, Guns- Remington Model 721, Winch 22 Model 74, Remington Wingmaster model 870, Marlin 22, Mortimer double-barrel percussion, Enfield 303, many knives: Marbels, Remington, Cattaraugus, 19 inch fighting knife signed by W.J. Mcelroy. Important Indian peace medal stamped EH day, snowshoes, Sawyer print, 3 tramp art boxes, 1972 rock poster, Hummel, small French carriage clock, skaters lantern, Roseville vase, fine pair of portrait plaques, QA cedar chest, XL dovetailed copper cauldron, Naughty Nelly bootjack, much more!

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Current economic outlook topic of Lakes Region Planning Commission meeting at Laconia Middle School LACONIA — The Lakes Region Planning Commission (LRPC) will discuss current economic indicators and development efforts occurring in sections of the region at a meeting to be held at the Middle School beginning at 6 p.m. on Monday, March 28. Across the Lakes Region and throughout New Hampshire, communities have faced one of the most daunting economic times in recent memory. Hard choices have been necessary to retain meaningful programs and services. While economic challenges abound, the fiscal landscape may be brightening. In his 2011 Budget Address, Governor Lynch stated, “The Federal Reserve Bank predicts New Hampshire will have the strongest economic growth in the nation in the coming months.” This is encouraging news for a region that is primarily dependent on retail, manufacturing, health care, and accommodation and food services. To provide better insight into cur-

rent and long term economic trends, the LRPC March Commission meeting will feature presentations from Dennis Delay, an economist with the NH Center for Public Policy; Carmen Lorentz, executive director of the Belknap County Economic Development Council; and Mark Scarano, executive director of the Grafton County Economic Development Council. Delay is also New Hampshire’s State Forecast Manager for the New England Economic Partnership (NEEP), a non-profit association of economists that have monitored and forecast regional economic trends for more than three decades. All LRPC Commission meetings are open to the public. Local and regional officials and the public are welcome to learn more about the area’s economic outlook and to hear about some of the projects being pursued by two of the region’s economic development organizations. see next page

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Alton Senior Center and Planet Aid clothing drive to benefit Meals on Wheels

ALTON — The Senior Center and all senior centers of Elder Services of Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties, Inc. are partnering with Planet Aid to collect clean donated clothing, shoes/boots, bedding, curtains, belts, handbags, and ties throughout the month of April. Planet Aid, a non-profit organization that recycles clothing in an effort to reduce waste in local landfills, will donate five cents per pound of items collected to the Meals on Wheels Program. According to the Meals on Wheels Association of America (MOWAA), more than 5 million seniors experience some form of food insecurity nationally. Elder Services has provided 970 Meals on Wheels clients with 221,978 meals from July 1, 2009 —

June 30, 2010. With support from Planet Aid and donations from the community, Elder Services can continue to ensure that no older adult goes hungry in the 38 towns served.

A large yellow Planet Aid box is on the grounds of the Alton Senior Center. All are encouraged to call Amy at 875-7102 to make arrangements for delivering donated goods.

WOLFEBORO — Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice will offer Hospice Volunteer Training at the Moultonborough Town Hall each Tuesday from March 29 — April 19. Training is geared toward people interested in helping individuals and families in the Belknap and Southern Carroll County regions deal with end-oflife issues, bereavement, and loss. Topics to be explored will include death and dying, spirituality, palliative care, and the art of listening and interacting with the hospice family. Hospice volunteers work as part of a team to provide quality

care, comfort, and support to persons at the end of life, to their families, and their caregivers. Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice encourages anyone who wants to learn more about end-of-life choices and the Hospice experience to enroll in the training. No medical training required. The training and class materials are free. Pre-registration is required. Call Pamela Littlefield, volunteer coordinator, at 524-8444 or e-mail

Hospice Volunteer Training offered by Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice March 29 — April 19

from preceding page In case inclement weather forces a cancellation, the meeting will be rescheduled for March 29 — same time and place. Call 279-8171 or e-mail lrpc@ for additional information or special accommodation.

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The Laconia Daily Sun, March 19, 2011