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Summer-like spring will make for unusual fishing season By AdAm drApcho THE LACONIA DAILY SUN

LACONIA — Although the handful of 80-degree days and meager snowfall that have characterized this late winter might have seemed to some like a prayer answered, the aberrant weather spells trouble for

the upcoming fishing season, said a biologist from the state’s Department of Fish and Game. The fishing season for landlocked salmon and lake trout opens Sunday, April 1. The unusual winter resulted in two factors which could disrupt the life cycles of freshwa-

ter fish, said Don Miller, large lake fisheries biologist. Because there’s little to no snowpack, there won’t be a spring melt to fill streams and rivers. Also, the water temperatures spiked to several degrees above normal last week. “Our brooks and tributaries

are running as low as I’ve seen it this time of year,” said Miller. Water bodies are at about midsummer levels, he said, which is problematic for fish attempting to swim up streams and brooks to spawn. They may become stuck in pools, Miller said, and see FIsHING page 12

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Americans bet nearly $1.5-billion to win record Mega Millions jackpot CHICAGO (AP) — Across the country, Americans plunked down an estimated $1.5 billion on the longest of long shots: an infinitesimally small chance to win what could end up being the single biggest lottery payout the world has ever seen. But forget about how the $640 million Mega Millions jackpot could change the life of the winner. It’s a collective wager that could fund a presidential campaign several times over, make a dent in struggling state budgets or take away the gas worries and grocery bills for thousands of middle-class citizens. And it’s a cheap investment for the chance of a big reward, no matter how long the odds — 1 in 176 million. “Twenty to thirty dollars won’t hurt,” said Elvira Bakken of Las Vegas. “I think it just gives us a chance of maybe winning our dream.”

So what exactly would happen if the country spent that $1.5 billion on something other than a distant dream? For starters, it could cure the everyday worries of hundreds of thousands of American families hit by the Great Recession. It costs an average of $6,129 to feed the typical family for a year — meaning the cash spent on tickets could fill up the plates of 238,000 households. As gas prices climb faster than stations can change the numbers on the signs, the money spent on tickets could fill the tanks of 685,000 households annually. Or it could play politics. So far in this campaign, Republicans and President Barack Obama have spent $348.5 million. The amount spent on Mega

Millions tickets could cover that tab four times over. Could the money dig governments out of debt? That’s a problem that even staggering ticket sales can’t solve. It could trim this year’s expected $1.3 trillion federal deficit by just over a tenth of 1 percent. In Illinois, the money would disappear just as fast into that state’s $8 billion deficit. On a personal level, that much money staggers. Giving $1.46 billion to a broker could purchase 2.4 million shares of Apple stock. (It would also be enough to buy about 2.4 million iPads at the starting price of $499. That’s almost as many as the 3 million new iPads that Apple has already sold.) Or consider the whimsical: A family of up to 12 could live for more than a century at Musha Cay, magician see JACKPOT page 11

NEW YORK (AP) — Rising consumer spending boosted stocks on Friday, and Wall Street closed its best first quarter since 1998. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 66.22 points to close at 13,212.04. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose 5.19 points to close at 1,408.47. The Nasdaq composite barely moved, falling 3.79 points to close at 3,091.57. For the quarter, the Dow posted an 8 percent gain and the S&P a 12 percent gain, the best for those indexes in 14 years. The gain was 19 percent for the Nasdaq, its best since 1991. The Commerce Department said consumer spending rose in February at the fastest rate in seven months. Strong hiring over the past three months has added up to the best jobs growth in two years, putting more people back to work. Americans spent more even though their income has stagnated for two months after taxes and inflation. Some of the increased spending has gone to gasoline, which is the most expensive on record for this time of year. Oil prices rose again on Friday, up 23 cents in New York to $103.02 per barrel. Nine out of 10 industry groups in the S&P 500 rose. The biggest-gaining category was energy stocks, although refiners fell because of the higher oil prices. Health care stocks rose, too, with two of see STOCKS page 13

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — When he was shot, Trayvon Martin was not the baby-faced boy in the photo that has been on front pages across the country. And George Zimmerman wasn’t the beefylooking figure in the widely published mugshot. Both photos are a few years old and no longer entirely accurate. Yet they may have helped shape initial public perceptions of the deadly shooting. “When you have such a lopsided visual comparison, it just stands to reason that people would rush to judgment,” said Kenny Irby, who teaches visual journalism at the Poynter Institute, a journalism think tank in St. Petersburg, Fla.

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Dartmouth frat brothers New trial set for N.H. woman accused of genocide cleared of hazing charges CONCORD (AP) — Dartmouth College on Friday said it has dropped charges against 27 students it recently accused of hazing, though allegations against the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity still stand. Through its judicial affairs office, the Ivy League school had charged more than a quarter of the fraternity’s members of violating school policy by threatening physical harm to new fraternity members, putting other students in fear for their safety and/or engaging in hazing during the fall 2011 term. The students also were accused of providing alcohol to underage students, providing drugs and/or providing alcohol to obviously intoxicated individuals during the same time period. The charges were based largely on allegations made by former fraternity member Andrew Lohse, who went public in January with allegations of “dehumanizing” experiences he said he witnessed at the fraternity. In a column for the school newspaper, Lohse said the fraternity pressured pledges to swim in a kiddie pool of rotten food, vomit and other bodily fluids; eat omelets made of vomit; and chug cups of vinegar. He called those activities the norm rather than the exception on Hanover campus, and he criticized the administration for not doing enough when he made anonymous complaints last year. On Friday, college spokesman Justin Anderson said initial information presented to the college supported the hazing charges, but it didn’t hold up under further scrutiny. “Accordingly, all those charges against individuals have been rescinded,” he told The Associated Press. “Organizational charges against SAE remain pending.” Lohse, who is on leave from Dartmouth, said Friday he was glad the individual charges had been dropped. “Just because the charges are dropped against the individuals, it doesn’t mean these things didn’t happen,” he told The Associated Press in a phone interview. “Throwing 27 guys under the bus would be a travesty of justice, when hundreds of people do this and will continue to do this with impunity.” Lohse said he recently wrote to investigators saying he would not cooperate further in the investigation because he did not agree with charging individuals, and did not want his words to be used against him. A few days later, the charges were dropped. “I think that probably had something to do with it,” he said. The fraternity’s former president, Brendan Mahoney, declined to comment Friday. He has said that nothing Lohse described, and nothing remotely close to hazing, occurred at the fraternity in the fall 2011 pledge term. By then, the fraternity had gotten rid of any traditions that would be “deemed problematic” by the administration, Mahoney said, and no current members of SAE were members in 2009 when Lohse was a pledge. He did agree with Lohse on one point: both charsee DARTMOUTH page 24

Motorist dressed as Batman escapes ticket in Maryland

ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — Police in Maryland pulled over a motorist dressed as Batman, but the caped crusader escaped without a ticket. Authorities pulled over the driver of a black Lamborghini with Batman logo tags last week in Silver Spring outside Washington. The driver was dressed as the Dark Knight — cape, mask and all. Police, however, weren’t impressed and wanted to talk to him about his superhero logo license plate, which isn’t an approved plate in the state. The driver, who goes by Lenny B. Robinson when not dressed as a superhero to visit sick children at hospitals, was able to show them a proper license plate for the car. A video of the stop shows police officers shaking his hand and taking pictures of him with his ride.

CONCORD (AP) — A New Hampshire woman who prosecutors say lied about her role in the Rwanda genocide to obtain citizenship will go on trial for the second time after a jury failed to reach a verdict in her case last month. Beatrice Munyenyezi of Manchester, 42, has been in custody since her indictment in June 2010 on two charges of lying on immigration and naturalization papers. Prosecutors said she commanded extremist Hutu militia and ordered the rapes and killings of Tutsis in Butare in 1994. The jury in her case deadlocked March 15 after four days of deliberations on evidence that spanned 12 days in federal court in Concord. Prosecutor John Capin said Friday that Munyenyezi’s new trial date is Sept. 10. He spoke after lawyers on both sides met with the federal judge behind closed doors to discuss the status of her case. Munyenyezi’s lawyers are seeking her release on

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Jim Hightower

The truth about the U.S. Postal Service What does 50-cents buy these days? Not a cuppa joe, a pack of gum or a newspaper. But you can get a steal of deal for a 50-cent piece: a first-class stamp. Plus a nickel in change. Each day, six days a week, letter carriers traverse 4-million miles toting an average of 563-million pieces of mail, reaching the very doorsteps of our individual homes and workplaces in every single community in America. From the gated enclaves and penthouses of the uberwealthy to the inner-city ghettos and rural colonias of America’s poorest families, the U.S. Postal Service literally delivers. All for 45-cents. The USPS is an unmatched bargain, a civic treasure, a genuine public good that links all people and communities into one nation. So, naturally, it must be destroyed. For the past several months, the laissez-fairyland blogosphere, assorted corporate front groups, a howling pack of congressional rightwingers and a bunch of lazy mass media sources have been pounding out a steadily rising drumbeat to warn that our postal service faces impending doom. It’s “broke,” they exclaim; USPS “nears collapse”; it’s “a full-blown financial crisis!” These gloomsayers claim the national mail agency is bogged down with too many overpaid workers and costly brick-and-mortar facilities, so it can’t keep up with the instant messaging of Internet services and such nimble corporate competitors as FedEx. Thus, say these contrivers of their own conventional wisdom, the Postal Service is unprofitable and is costing taxpayers billions of dollars a year in losses. Wrong. Since 1971, the postal service has not taken a dime from taxpayers. All of its operations — including the remarkable convenience of 32,000 local post offices — are paid for by peddling stamps and other products. The privatizers squawk that USPS has gone some $13-billion in the hole during the past four years — a private corporation would go broke with that record! (Actually, private corporations tend to go to Washington rather than go broke, getting taxpayer bailouts to cover their losses.) The Postal Service is NOT broke. Indeed, in those four years of loudly deplored “losses,” the service actually produced a $700-million operational profit (despite the worst economy since the Great Depression). What’s going on here? Right-wing sabotage of USPS financing, that’s what. In 2006, the Bush White House and Congress whacked the post office with the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act — an incred-

ible piece of ugliness requiring the agency to PRE-PAY the health care benefits not only of current employees, but also of all employees who’ll retire during the next 75 years. Yes, that includes employees who’re not yet born! No other agency and no corporation has to do this. Worse, this ridiculous law demands that USPS fully fund this seven-decade burden by 2016. Imagine the shrieks of outrage if Congress tried to slap FedEx or other private firms with such an onerous requirement. This politically motivated mandate is costing the Postal Service $5.5-billion a year — money taken right out of postage revenue that could be going to services. That’s the real source of the “financial crisis” squeezing America’s post offices. In addition, due to a 40-year-old accounting error, the federal Office of Personnel Management has overcharged the post office by as much as $80-billion for payments into the Civil Service Retirement System. This means that USPS has had billions of its sales dollars erroneously diverted into the treasury. Restore the agency’s access to its own postage money, and the impending “collapse” goes away. The post office is more than a bunch of buildings — it’s a community center and, for many towns, an essential part of the local identity, as well as a tangible link to the rest of the nation. As former Sen. Jennings Randolph poignantly observed, “When the local post office is closed, the flag comes down.” The corporatizer crowd doesn’t grasp that going after this particular government program is messing with the human connection and genuine affection that it engenders. America’s postal service is a true public service, a grassroots people’s asset that has even more potential than we’re presently tapping to serve the democratic ideal of the common good. Why the hell would we let an elite of small-minded profiteers, ranting ideologues and their political hirelings drop-kick this jewel through the goal posts of corporate greed? This is not a fight merely to save 32,000 post offices and the middle-class jobs they provide — but to advance the BIG IDEA of America itself, the bold, historic notion that “yes, we can” create a society in which we’re all in it together. (Jim Hightower has been called American’s most popular populist. The radio commentator and former Texas Commissioner of Agriculture is author of seven books, including “There’s Nothing In the Middle of Road but Yellow Stripes and Dead Armadillos” and his new work, “Swim Against the Current: Even Dead Fish Can Go With The Flow”.)

LETTERS Outrageous that Bristol selectmen participated in this charade To the editor, I am OUTRAGED by the recent events that took place at the Bristol Town Meeting on March 17. There were two warrant articles that were tabled, Article 17 and Article 18, and I wanted the opportunity to discuss each of them. Many of us spent all day at the Town Meeting because we are VERY concerned about the escalating property taxes in Bristol and the exorbitant costs associated with our police and fire department, and we wanted the opportunity to speak regarding warrant articles which I thought was our constitutional right. However, it seemed to me that the meeting was cleverly coordinated to prevent voters such as myself from having the right to discuss or vote on these two warrant articles because the town selectmen were apparently not in favor of either of these warrant articles. I feel that the selectman have once again let us down, since they participated in the whole charade to avoid any discussion on these articles, thereby rendering my voice unheard. Article 17 was regarding separating the ambulance service from the fire rescue portion of the fire department. Article 18 was to change the Town Meeting from March to May so that more voters can participate. Although the selectmen were apparently not in favor of these articles, judging by how quickly they raised their hands voting to table these warrant articles, it is not their decision whether we vote or discuss a warrant article and we should have the right to do so. As our elected representatives, they need to listen to us whether it is something they agree with or not. How can they truly represent us when they make it so obvious that they want to run the town on their own terms without regard for those of us who have other ideas. We were instructed by moderator Ned Gordon that if any articles were tabled and not “un-tabled” before the meeting was adjourned, that these articles would die on the table and that would be the end of it until next year. However, the procedure as it was explained to us, is that a warrant article has to be read and a motion made to open it for discussion. So while I was waiting for Article 19, the last

article, to be opened before I was going to request that they un-table Articles 17 and Article 18, before I knew it, a motion was made to adjourn (which does not require a SECOND to the motion) and I was told it was TOO LATE to discuss these warrant articles. How is this possible when Article 19, the last warrant article, was never even officially opened? Watch the video on the town’s website and you will see that clearly the meeting was adjourned before that., before Article 17 was even mentioned, Fred Eichmann made a motion to adjourn but a vote was taken and it did not pass. Then when Article 17 was mentioned by moderator Gordon, there was an immediate motion by Mr. Eichmann to table it. Gordon advised that the article has to be opened first before you can table it. So Janet Cote made a motion to open warrant article 17 which was seconded by Mr. Hill. Janet Cote made her motion and explained the purpose of this warrant article, but immediately a motion to table was again made before anyone had a chance for any discussion. However, at that point, rather than allowing any discussion to take place, the moderator Ned Gordon immediately asked “Now Mr. Eichmann, do you want to make your motion to table?” and a vote was immediately taken which passed. Then an immediate motion to adjourn was made which is non-debatable and requires no second to the motion. We were earlier advised that motions to table were nondebatable so once a vote was taken to table this article which passed, it was tabled. So if you don’t like a warrant article, apparently the procedure is to just immediately make a motion to table it and this prevents your fellow residents from having any say on the matter, and then be quick to make a motion to adjourn too so anything on the table has no chance of being resurrected. Unbelievable! I would have thought that the moderator would have at least mentioned that there were tabled items near the end of the meeting and ask if anyone wanted to un-table any of the articles, and if so now was the time to do so. Perhaps that is not part of the rules the moderator is required to follow, see next page


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LETTERS Fascism is merger of power of corporations with that of the state To the editor, In response to Terry Stewart’s letter about Leo Sandy, Professor Sandy is correct, our social conservatives are our very own Taliban. I have been calling the religious right the American Taliban for 15 years and it has in recent times become very popular to use the phrase. Here is why. They attack the dignity and liberties of gays and lesbians by trying to make them second class citizens. Although not armed (most of the time) our Talibaners are just as obsessive compulsive about sexual matters as the Taliban is. Right wingers freak out over other people’s sex lives as if they have a say! The American Talibaners are those responsible for attacking women’s “health equality” primarily using the pathetic excuse of religious liberty. Women’s health care must be complete, not partial as the American Taliban wants. These people will go to untold lengths to make a woman’s womb a barrier to her equal rights and liberty. The latest is the squealing about contraception midst their continual attacks on Planned Parenthood. With the social conservative, its their religion that gives them license to attack the rights of gays and women. After all, the social conservatives looks to their Bible to find reasons for these discriminatory ideas. If Terry wants to play the Nazi card, so be it. Unknown to nuts like Glen Beck and Matt Barber, Nazis were right wingers. Fascism by definition is a right wing ideology. I wrote a letter months ago on how similar the fascist regimes were to America’s right wing. Let me summarize. In Germany, Fasicts were fiercely ant-immigrant and demonized all who did not use German language. German fascists were out to protect German language, German culture, German womanhood, and German moral purity. Sound familiar? Diversity would destroy Germany’s soul they claimed. In the party platform, immigrants, foreign language and foreign arts and culture are attacked as if they were poison. Sounds like Pam Geller! When Hitler, Mussolini, and Franco got into power one of their first targets was THE UNIONS. Socialist mayors were forced to resign or face brutality. They crushed unions and their leadership out of existence. Fascist governments attacked, jailed and murdered thousands of socialists. Fascists hated communism and like our right wingers, saw it in everthing dangerous to the nation. The fascists of Germany,

Italy and Spain eliminated FAMILY PLANNING services. Women were men’s business. These regimes also frowned upon women in the workplace. Both Hitler and Mussolini awarded prizes, including money, to those who had the most kids for the nation. CONTRACEPTION was so hard to find even condoms were outlawed unless you could prove you had a disease. Mussolini aligned himself with the Church in these social matters. German fascists went nuts against the flourishing GAY RIGHTS movement in Germany. After the German Reichstag approved Hitler’s dictatorial powers in the 1930s, Brownshirts attacked every pub, theater, or business that was owned or frequented by gays. All gay businesses were closed and 700 were thrown into jail the first day. The reich’s IIS police force collected dossiers (“pink lists”) on every homosexual they could. In 1936, Hitler & Himmler created THE REICH CENTRAL OFFICE FOR THE COMBATING OF HOMOSEXUALITY AND ABORTION. That’s right, a bureacracy to investigate, arrest, and jail gay men and women regarding homosexuality and abortion. By 1938, 100,000 gay men had been arrested and jailed. Records that survived show that at least 15,000 gays were gassed in the death camps. In two of the camps a Danish Dr. Vuarnet attempted to “cure” gays with all types of experiments, even hormone implants. This sounds like the Christian Fundamentalist organization called NARTH who preaches that being gay is a sickness that can be cured. How Nazi! The situation was similar in the other fascist countries. Murdering gays was also a product of the Post WW2 fascist regimes and their paramilitary militias found in Latin America, especially Chile (Pinochet) and Argentina (Peron). Mussolini, who was the father of fascism, defined fascism in his speech before the Italian Parliament in 1932 this way, “Fascism should rightly be called CORPORATISM because it is a merger of the power of the state with THAT of corporations”. The United States, especially its middle class and safety net, is in big trouble because our own corporate fascism is running rampant. Stagnant wages for 30 years yet hundreds of percent in gains for the top earners. Our right wingers ADORE corporatism! James Veverka Tilton

from preceding page but for so many voters unskilled in the technical aspects of town meetings, it sure would have been nice to offer us that opportunity. Fool me once, shame on you! However, you can rest assured that I will be researching the rules applying to Town Meetings so that I will never be caught off guard or blindsided like this again and I will be remembering this

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LETTERS Our leaders outrage over acts of violence is very selective

Opening April 1st

To the editor, Apparently there is another eye witness to the incident that ended with the tragic shooting of Trayvon Martin. Hopefully Cathy Merwin, who seems to know exactly what happened and how the case should be handled, has provided her information to the Florida state, Justice Department, FBI, and Special Prosecutor investigators. Perhaps she also can explain what it is like to live in an area where there is so much fear of break-ins and harm to residents, that people, who would much rather be home in bed, are instead out alone trying to protect their neighbors. And, perhaps she can explain what it is like in the dark of night to encounter an unknown person who is younger, taller, more athletic, dressed in a way suggesting an attempt to hide his identify, and perhaps acts or speaks threateningly. No one except George Zimmerman really knows what transpired that night. One apparent witness supports at least some of Zimmerman’s explanation of what unfolded, suggesting why he may rightfully have felt in fear for his life. Was race a factor? Before deciding how to protect ourselves, I wonder how many of us would consider the race of a person we think is about to murder us? As equally tragic as this loss of life is the aftermath. Americans thought that the election of Barack Obama would bring an era of better race relations and show we have finally overcome the racist parts of our history. Yet, those who we hoped would bring racial harmony have increased racial agitation and anger. We are not surprised that the usual race baiters, Sharpton and Jackson, have rushed to exacerbate the situation. But, who expected President Obama, Congressional members and others to do likewise? It is irresponsible to be charging or even suggesting racially motivated murder, and demanding an indictment even before the evidence has been gathered and evaluated by law enforcement. (Fortunately Zimmerman is a registered Democrat; can you imagine if he were a Republican or a TEA Partier?) Where are our leaders who should be condemning the New Black Panther party for offering a $1-million reward for Zimmerman’s kidnapping? I thought we were against lynching. Who would have expected the media to present this incident in a way that fans racial hatred? Why present a photo of an angelic looking 12 year old Trayvon next to a larger almost ominous looking photo of Zimmerman? Why refer to Zimmerman as a “white Hispanic” if not to promote racial agitation? When did we ever hear that term before? Do we refer to President Obama as a white African? The media made sure we knew that it was a gated community, trying to imply an exclusive rich white community. But whites are less than half of this community. I don’t know what the media’s agenda is, but this is a clear example of how the media influences people‘s opinions by presenting selected information, half truths, and using suggestive and inflammatory language.

(Sadly, this is not unusual.) Remember that, while Trayvon and Zimmerman and their families will pay the price, the people who really caused this, those who set this event in motion are the criminals who invade people’s homes and terrorize neighborhoods. Without the need for citizens to try to protect themselves, Zimmerman would have been home in bed where he wanted to be, and Trayvon could have wandered the street without anyone to question him. One wonders where were the police? Different actions by Zimmerman or Trayvon could have avoided the results, but so could prompt arrival of the police. One wonders about the police comments to Zimmerman. Why have a neighborhood watch if the watcher does not watch suspicious people? How does that protect the neighborhood? The neighborhood watch existed because of a history of crime in the neighborhood. Zimmerman called the police to report a suspicious person, why weren’t they there to handle the situation? Apparently the NRA is correct, when seconds count, the police are minutes away. It is deplorable that so many people exploit tragedies to promote their political agenda. While I disagree with her position, with her conclusion, and dislike the use of a tragedy to promote their political agendas, I believe that Cathy Merwin and many like her have honest concerns about guns. I am sure we will continue to debate gun laws, but the debate should be done in a rational, unemotional, fact based way. However, for many of our leaders, the outrage over violence is very selective. Where is the outrage at the 49 shootings in Chicago, including the killing of 10, over the St. Patrick’s Day weekend? Or the thousands of other annual killings? Where are the black leaders fighting against all crime, especially since most black crime victims are harmed by other blacks? The outrage is only when leaders can inflame race relations for their own selfish advantage. Our country’s great shame is that we allow charlatans and racial agitators to make a very good living off of destroying the lives of millions of Americans. Our country is still the land of opportunity. Millions of Americans of every kind (race, religion, gender, ethnicity, etc.) have worked their way from absolutely nothing to a good living, even to fabulous wealth. Nearly everyone, even the children of the wealthy, starts in a low level job and has to work their way up. Some people are self motivated, others need encouragement, but very few are helped by discouragement. The race baiters like Sharpton and Jackson and too many of our politicians tell people that they are not capable of getting ahead, that they are victims, that the white man is keeping them down or looking for an opportunity to kill them, that someone else owes them a living, that society is unjust. The Black College Fund advertises that “a mind is a terrible thing to waste”. The race baiters see next page


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LETTERS Christian faith has played a dominate role in American culture To the editor, It seems that Charles Darwin has been Great Britain’s revenge on America. I will explain. The American experiment was founded on the proposition that all men are created equal and that we are endowed by our Creator with certain inalienable rights. We became a free and independent nation at the time that we declared our self to be so, though we still had to fight a war with the British to earn their respect for our right to do so. In our Declaration of Independence we laid out the principles and understanding of God and human nature upon which this new nation was to be established, and publicly declared, as a testimony to the whole world, our consecration to these truths. That the Creator is the author of the rights that they recognized as a foundation for government and that they looked to His hand of providence, with which they were aligning there lives, for the completion of their endeavor was central to the establishing of this new nation. Was America a Christian nation? That depends on what you mean by a Christian nation. Were all of our founders born again Christians, of course not. Was the American experiment open only to Christians? No. If that is what you mean the answer is no. If the question is: was the Christian faith a dominate part of American culture then? The answer is yes. Did the founders consider Christianity an underpinning that was important to the maintaining of our republic? Yes. Was the Christian faith responsible for establishing most of our early schools? Yes. Was the Bible an ever present book in households across the nation? Yes. Were our laws reflective of Judeo-Christian values? Yes. The very idea that all men are created equal and that the function of government should be to protect the natural God given rights of men, to be treated as equals is not only an ancient Roman principle but even more is an application of the Golden rule taught by Jesus:”Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them” Matthew 7:12. The proof of this is that we took this proposition farther than the Romans ever did, for when the Civil War threatened to tear our country

apart; when President Lincoln came to understand that God’s issue with America was the institution of slavery, he covenanted with God, that he would use the authority and influence he had as president to end slavery — Jesus goes all the way. Though not all Americans are Christians; Christians have received salvation and forgiveness for their sins through Jesus Christ. All relate to God as The Creator. Our founders recognized this and presented the Creator, His natural law, and a Christian understanding of the corrupt human nature that we all share, as self evident truths. This understanding was common and tempered our society, so that the first line of government was the idea that people should do right before God, in a world where human nature is just the contrary. Lincoln saw the Declaration of Independence as an apple of gold in a setting of silver, our Constitution, from Proverbs 25:11, meaning that the purpose of our Constitution was to frame the principles set forth in the declaration, or to put it another way the Declaration is the thing, the Constitution is merely a means of getting us to it. The success of the American experiment has always been bound to fidelity to the principles laid out in the Declaration. If you haven’t read it in a while you should. Charles Darwin’s proposition that species have evolved from a simple single cell life form to ever more complex organisms until you have man, in the eyes of many have made God unneeded in the Creation. Putting aside arguments for or against the compatibility of the theory of evolution and religion, what is clear is that the theory of evolution provides a foundation for those who subscribe to atheistic philosophies. All of which look mighty silly if you start out with, “in the beginning God Created.” That these patiently through many decades of applying influence through our educational institutions, through our courts, through the media and entertainment industry and finally through our legislatures have created a culture that believes that a divorce should exist between God and government, will indeed prove to be the undoing of our nation. John Demakowski Franklin

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LACONIA — Police arrested a local man yesterday at 10:35 a.m. after a witness called to report an attempted burglary on Fenton Avenue. Alan Johnstone, 21, of 37 Fair St. is charged with one count of attempted from preceding page

encourage the waste of whole lives. They discourage people from doing the work needed to get ahead, thus wasting the opportunity to be all they can be, of living a life of achievement. We mourn for Trayvon and are sad for his family, for Zimmerman, for his

burglary and one count of possession of burglary tools. Johnstone refused bail and will appear in 4th Circuit Court, Laconia Division on Monday morning.

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LACONIA — A year after a Gilmanton Police sergeant was fired for alleged sexual harassment, a Belknap County Superior Court judge has ordered that his dismissal may have violated his rights of due process and he can have a trial to try and get his job back. Dennis Rector claimed he was denied due process because he was not notified that he could possibly be fired by the selectmen when they told him to attend a non-public hearing to discuss the complaint filed against him, and Judge James Barry agreed. After yesterday’s hearing Barry ruled that “the court finds there are a plethora of genuine issues of material fact…the issue of due process is a legal question that can only be determined/decided after a full evidentiary hearing.” In his two page ruling he denied both requests for summary judgment presented by both Rector and the town of Gilmanton. Despite special town attorney Andrew Livernois’s statements, when Barry asked him for a piece of paper that showed Rector was being charged with A, B, C or D, he admitted there was none. To be determined in a evidentiary hearing are whether or not Rector was given sufficient notice of the allegations upon which the selectmen based their determination; if he was denied due process because he was entitled to have an attorney and MUSIC from page one ers of national and international renown “spinning” electronic tunes that get moving their feet, swinging their hips, shaking their heads and waving their arms in clubs and at festivals around the world. “Think Electric Zoo in New York city and Camp Bisco upstate,” Contardo said, pointing to a pair of similar festivals in the Northeast. Contardo said that while the largest festivals draw crowds approaching 100,000, she hopes to tempt between 4,000 and 6,000 to Laconia during the two days of the event. “We plan on treading lightly, keeping it manageable in the first year and growing into it,” she said. Last week Contardo filed an application with the Planning Department to hold the festival on about 6.3-acres of open ground southwest of Route 3 North, opposite Funspot, owned by Mike Foote, a member of Zoning Board of Adjustment. The venue is reached by an unpaved road off Route 3. The main stage would be set in the middle of the 325-foot by 850-foot rectangle serving as the festival grounds with a smaller covered stage just north of it. Contardo said that a number of neighboring busi-

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Most Belknap County reps supported tax breaks for companies that contribute to private school scholarships CONCORD — The overwhelming majority of the 18 representatives from Belknap County — all Republicans — voted in favor of a bill that would grant credits against business taxes to firms contributing to a scholarship fund to assist families choosing to send their children to private and parochial schools. House Bill 1607 carried the House of Representatives this week by a vote of 173 to 127. The bill was opposed by the New Hampshire School Boards Association, the National Education Association (NEA) — New Hampshire and American Federation of Teachers-NH. Representatives Bob Luther of Laconia, Alida Millham of Gilford and Elaine Swinford of Barnstead were the only three members of the county delegation to vote against the bill. Representatives Harry Accornero,, Bob Kingsbury and Frank Tilton of Laconia, Peter Bolster, Robert Malone and Jeffrey St. Cyr of Alton, Guy Comtois of Barnstead, Jim Pilliod of Belmont, Dave Russell of Gilmanton, and Bob Greemore and Colette Worsman of Meredith and

Dennis Fields of Sanvbornton all voted in favor. Representatives Don Flanders of Laocnia, Tyler Simpson of New Hampton and Bill Tobin of Sanbornton, who is on medical leave, did not vote. HB 1607 is closely mirrored by Senate Bill 372, sponsored by Senator Jim Forsythe of Strafford, who represents Laconia and five towns in Belknap County. The Senate adopted SB 372 this week by a vote of 17 to 7. Earlier this month, SB 372 carried the Senate 15 to 9 and then was referred to the Senate Finance Committee. At the time, Senator Jeanie Forrester of Meredith was among four Republicans to join the five Democratic senators in opposition. She said that she was concerned that the tax credits for education would compete with credits against business taxes for those who invest in community development. The Finance Committee amended the bill to address her concerns and she supported it when it returned to the Senate floor. “I was not voting against school choice,” she said. “I looked at the bill from a different perspective.” — Michael Kitch

AMBULANCE from page one their reporters who was covering the fire. Judge James O’Neill heard both sides of the argument yesterday and gave Union Leader attorney Gregory Sullivan one week to respond to the city’s memorandum submitted to him yesterday. The legal action centers around a fire on Jamison Court on January 30. When the ambulance responded to the call for a fire the paramedic found a man standing on his porch burning from the waist down. The paramedic diagnosed the victim, gave him preliminary care and arranged for him to be taken by helicopter to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center. Mitchell said the man remains hospitalized but he is unsure if he is still in Lebanon or in a burn unit in Boston. The Daily Sun learned the man was smoking a cigarette while using an oxygen tank and reported it at the time. The name of the victim was not provided to the newspaper by the fire department and the city police said at the time they didn’t know who he was and that they were on the scene only for traffic and crowd control. Mitchell first explained that the Laconia Fire Department operates differently than do most fire

departments in that its ambulance services are provided to city residents in the form of a contract between the city and LRGHealthcare, the health care provider that also provides all billing services. He said there are two standards for non disclosure under HIPAA — does the ambulance service qualify as a health care provider and is a person’s name part of a medical record? In Mitchell’s mind and in this case, both of the above are true. He also asked for and received — over the objection of Sullivan — a private or sidebar discussion with O’Neill as to why the burn victim’s name should not be released. It is O’Neill’s decision to determine if the city’s reason for non-disclosure is to be made public. As to the Right-to-Know law, Mitchell said disclosure is prevented by RSA 91-A (5) because he said releasing the person’s name is an invasion of privacy. He set out three prongs that must be met: that there is a privacy interest, what public disclosure would tell us about the way our government functions and then to balance the public versus the private interests. “I’ve heard it said that disclosing a name might see next page

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APPLE from page 2 The pledge came after Apple Inc., the world’s most valuable company, hired a labor auditor to review the practices and conditions in Chinese factories run by Foxconn. A report on the audit, released Thursday, evoked images of a sweatshop and said Foxconn routinely violated overtime laws by assigning its assembly-line workers to toil for more than 60 hours per week. Foxconn’s concession is expected to have ripple effects not only because it involves Apple, one of the world’s most scrutinized companies, but also a major Chinese employer that cuts a broad swath. Foxconn has about 1.2 million workers and either currently or has assembled products for a long list of technology companies including Microsoft Corp., Hewlett-Packard Co. and Dell Inc. Those companies’ smartphones, computers, video game consoles and other devices have become household staples around the world. “I think whatever Foxconn did will have an impact, certainly, on all Chinese workers in all trades,” said Willy Lin, managing director of Hong Kong-based from preceding page lead to how government is performing,” he said calling it “derivative information” and citing a federal decision to not release the names of electric company customers. Responding for the Union Leader, Sullivan said that while he wasn’t familiar with the contract between the city and LRGHealthcare, he knows the federal government has a whole section on HIPAA — the provisions in this case are to standardized electronic information sent to insurers by health care providers about people they serve. “We’re looking for the name of an individual…of a person who was in a accident,” Sullivan said noting there is case law that speaks to the privacy rights of the intimate details of a person’s life but “that’s not the name of an accident victim.” He said all the Union Leader wants is a name and nothing else and nothing in the federal case cited by Mitchell regarding the names of individual electric company users has anything to do with the newspaper’s request. “We want the name of the person transported in a city vehicle,” he said. Speaking to “derivative use,” Sullivan said nearly all the information sought by the media is for a derivative use. He said derivative use is called “investigative reporting” and is important because it provides the necessary “sunshine of the newspapers, who are the public, on government activity.” He said “derivative use” has led to newspapers

Milo’s Knitwear, which makes clothing in three factories in China for European clients. Japan’s Toshiba Group, which employs 32,000 workers in China to make products such as refrigerators and TVs, said it already plans similar changes to reduce overtime work and improve working conditions at its factories. China has long been a low-cost manufacturing center for goods stamped with some of the world’s best-known brands. But wages there have been steadily rising for years as companies compete for workers. IHS iSuppli analyst Thomas Dinges believes China’s communist leadership also realizes that the country’s economic evolution requires raising the standards of living so more factory workers assembling the devices will eventually be able to buy them. After the 2008 global financial crisis triggered a freeze in the minimum wage to help exporters compete, Chinese workers have received big pay increase over the past two years, though salaries remain paltry by Western standards. reporting bad behavior on the part of government employees or unfair treatment by government employees of some people over others — like whether or not the son of a judge got better treatment than a homeless person. “The Union Leader doesn’t have to disclose why (it wants the information,) he said. “This is a public record and there is no balancing act.” “That person interacted with the government and the people have a right to know who he is,” Sullivan said likening the name of this victim as to the names of those who are arrested or involved in car accidents, whose names are routinely released to the media. As to the city’s HIPAA defense, Sullivan asked if the people involved work for the city or LRGHealthcare. “Both of these are employees of the hospital,” Mitchell replied. Later in the day, Deputy Chief Shawn Riley clarified that he is an employee of the city Fire Department but that his salary is paid indirectly by LRGHealthcare. Kelly Shastany is a LRGH electronic coding clerk who works at the Fire Department and is an LRGHealthcare employee. Riley said all ambulances have LRGHealthcare and Laconia Fire Department logos on them. O’Neill gave the Union Leader one week to respond in writing to the city’s memorandum.

Belknap County reps split on health care legislation

CONCORD — The 18 representatives from Belknap County — all Republicans — found themselves in two minds last week over a bill that would place New Hampshire into an interstate Health Care Compact, which would transfer responsibility and authority for health care — including Medicare and Medicaid — from the federal government to the member states. House Bill 1560 passed the House by a vote of 221 to 131. HB 1560 was sponsored by Representative D.J. Bettencourt of Salem, the House Majority Leader. After the public hearing on the bill, Bettencourt suggested the issues addressed by the bill should be studied further and by a vote of 11 to 2 the House Commerce and Consumer Affairs Committee amended the bill to establish a study committee. However, the House rejected the amendment by a vote of 182 to 163. The 16 reprsentatives from Belknap County split evenly. Representatives Don Flanders of Laconia, Peter Bolster and Jeffrey St. Cyr of Alton, Elaine Swinford of Barnstead, Jim Pilliod of Belmont, Alida Millham of Gilford, Dave Russell of Gilmanton and Dennis Fields of Sanbornton voted for the study committee. Representatuves Harry Accornero, Bob Kingsbury, Bob Luther and Frank Tilton of Laconia, Robert Malone of Alton, Guy Comtois of Barnstead, Bob Greemore and Colette Worsman of Meredith voted against it. Neither Tyler Simpson of New Hampton not Bill Tobin of Sanbornton, who is on medical leave, voted. When the original bill was put to the vote only three members of the county delegation — Bolster, Millham and St. Cyr — opposed it while the remaining 13 representatives who voted joined the majority.

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FISHING from page one they’ll be more susceptible to predation. “We’re getting a bare minimum of flow for this time of year,” he said, expecting that the small amount of water moving between lakes, rivers and other water bodies downstream will affect where fishermen will find salmon on Sunday. For example, the leg of the Winnipesaukee River below the Avery Dam in downtown Laconia is typically a hot spot for opening day. Miller suspected that most of the fish in that stretch of the river are “drop-down” fish, salmon that swam from Lake Opechee into the Winnipesaukee River and then were washed over the dam. Because the dams aren’t letting much if any water through, Miller surmised that there wouldn’t be much below the dam. Jim Makris, owner of the Opechee Trading Post, and someone who’s fished in the Lakes Region for nearly six decades, respectfully disagrees with Miller’s assessment, though. He thinks the fish in the river below the dam swim up from the other direction and will be just as plentiful this year as in springs past. “Those fish could come from either direction, I guess,” Makris said. “I think most of the fish that are in that river come from Winnisquam. A few do go over the dam, but most don’t. That’s my observation.” Makris subscribed to Miller’s other suggestion to anglers looking to find fish: ply the waters in lakes where tributaries empty into the still water. Miller said smelt will congregate there and salmon will follow in pursuit. I think that’s a very good suggestion,” said Makris. “Wherever there’s inflow into the lake, that’s going to be a good spot.” The early spring fishing season should be good, predicted Makris. The water temperature is in the ideal range for large fish activity, though that window could close soon. Once the temperature

Jim Makris, owner of the Opechee Trading Post in Laconia, holds a tied fly called the “Opechee Leach,” one of his designs. The warm weather of late winter and early spring will have an effect on the salmon and lake trout fishing season, which begins April 1. (Laconia Daily Sun photo/Adam Drapcho)

rises above 55 degrees or so, salmon will retreat to the deeper water. “Get the fishing in now, it will be good until the middle of May,” said Makris. On Sunday, when Makris’s shop is closed, he’ll launch his Boston Whaler boat, named “Fly Daddy,”

and try his luck on Lake Winnipesaukee between The Weirs and Ellacoya Beach. “A couple of my favorite spots. I know there’s a lot of salmon in there, a lot of lake trout, too.” see next page

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STOCKS from page 2 the biggest gainers being health insurers UnitedHealth Group Inc. and WellPoint Inc. Technology stocks fell slightly. Some of the buying could be driven by end-of-thequarter efforts by fund managers to get into stocks now that they have become popular again, said Jim Russell, a regional investment director for US Bank Wealth Management. And individual investors who have been relying on bonds appear to be getting back into the market, too, he said. “We are very heartened to see the retail invesfrom preceding page Miller also liked the odds that April’s anglers will go home happy. Netting surveys have shown lots of three year-old salmon in the fishery, though he cautioned fishermen to be conscientious about handling and harvesting salmon. “I’m not saying don’t harvest them. It’s a delicate, fragile fish, be wise in doing it.” Biologists like Miller have noticed a high percentage of salmon with injured jaws from being handled roughly the last time they were caught. He suggested that fishermen who pull in such salmon choose those as the ones they take home, and throw back the healthy ones after carefully removing the hook. While the mild winter might have seemed a reprieve from winter’s typical torments, Miller said such weather could cause problems if it becomes the norm. “I don’t want to see this happen every spring,” he said. “Consistently, if it is going to be that much of an abberant winter, it is going to affect the fisheries.”

tor stop playing one key on the piano — that is, all bonds, all the time,” he said. Apple fell 1.7 percent after a company that makes its iPhones and iPads said it would effectively raise per-hour wages at its factories in China, suggesting that manufacturing prices could rise. Shares of BlackBerry maker Research in Motion Ltd. rose 6.6 percent a day after the Canadian company said it would return to focusing on corporate customers and shake up its management to try to

Northfield resident burned by fire starting in clothes dryer NORTHFIELD — A resident suffered minor burns from a first-alarm fire in a basement yesterday afternoon. Firefighters were quickly able to extinguish the fire before futher damage could occur. According to a statement released by Tilton-Northfield Fire & EMS, the fire at 200 Bay Hill Road was reported at 3:24 p.m. Fire crews were on scene at 3:31 and discovered black smoke emanating from the finished basement of a single family dwelling. Firefighters brought the fire under control by 3:48 p.m. The resident’s burns, suffered while attempting to extinguish the fire, were treated on scene. No firefighters were injured in the incident. An engine from Franklin assisted the TiltonNorthfield crew, Sanbornton and Belmont helped provide station coverage. The incident remains under investigation, though the fire appears to have started in a clothes dryer.

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get profits growing again. Corn prices surged 6.6 percent on news that suppliers are tighter than previously thought. Higher corn plus higher oil prices points toward higher food prices. Grocer stocks fell: Supervalu Inc. was down 3.7 percent, and Safeway Inc. fell 1.3 percent. Best Buy closed down 4.4 percent as investors continued to digest its plan to cut stores and staff as it shifts toward smaller stores in an effort to compete with online retailers. Best Buy stock lost almost 7 percent on Thursday. Sports apparel maker Finish Line Inc. fell 16 percent after it predicted a lower-than-expected first-quarter profit. European markets bounced back after a rocky week that included a national strike in Spain. On Friday, the country unveiled a draft 2012 budget that seeks to cut the deficit by $36 billion through spending cuts and a tax hike on large companies. But Spain also plans to cut government ministry spending by an average of nearly 17 percent. Germany’s DAX closed up 1 percent at 6,947, while the CAC-40 in France rose 1.3 percent to 3,424. The FTSE 100 index of leading British shares was up 0.5 percent to 5,768. The euro rose half a penny against the dollar, to $1.3334. Asian markets took a hit after some poor factory production numbers from Japan. The yield on the benchmark 10-year U.S. Treasury note rose to 2.22 percent from 2.16 percent late Thursday.

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Marie Patricia ‘Pat’ Ketchum, 82

NORTHFIELD – Marie Patricia (Pat) Ketchum formerly of Gilford passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 29, 2012 at the Arches with her family by her side. Born in Laconia on Dec 14, 1929, she was the daughter of Emile and Marianne (Girard) Allen. She graduated from Nicolet all girls school in Quebec Canada. Pat worked for New England Telephone for over 30 years. After her retirement she volunteered for the Ombudsman of NH. Pat enjoyed taking long walks with her husband but most of all she enjoyed spending time with all of her family. She was a communicant of Sacred Heart Church. Pat was the widow of her beloved husband of 58 year Robert Ketchum who died in 2008. She was predeceased by her parents, her two brothers Francis and Eddie Allen and her sister Claire Purdy. Pat is survived by her two sons Allen Ketchum and his wife Wendy, Mark Ketchum and his wife Alyce, her two daughters Kathy Waldron and her husband Mike, Cindy Peterson and her husband Ward. Pat was most proud of her 10 grandchildren Conor Ketchum, Ross Ketchum, Angie McCaffrey and her husband Matt, Alyssa Teasdale and Sgt Dan Teasdale, Sgt Ashley

Brenda L. Denty-Deshaies, 46

LACONIA — Brenda L Denty-Deshaies, 46, of Laconia, NH, formally of Natick Mass., died of a cardiac arrest in Ormond Beach, Florida on March 24, 2012. She was born on April 29, 1965. She is survived by her husband, Marc Deshaies of Laconia, NH; father, Edwin J. Denty of Sarasota, FL and Laconia, NH; brother, David J. Denty and his wife Catherine of Natick, MA; aunts Cecile Mitchell of Holliston, MA and Cynthia Burke of Bradenton, FL; grandsons Aiden Denty of Natick Mass, and Jacob Denty of NH. She was predeceased by her mother, Evelyn L Denty-Whelan and daughter, Ashley L Denty. A celebration of her life will be held at a later date.

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Ketchum, Brendon Waldron, Brian Waldron and his wife Sheri, Stacy Tillman and her husband Mike, Corey Peterson and his wife Brittney, and Randy Peterson: five greatgrandchildren Robyn, Christian, Keira Waldron, Kaleb Tillman and soon to be Miles McCaffrey; many nieces and nephews. The family would like to say a heart felt thank you to the staff at the Arches who always treated our mother with so much love and companionship. There will be no calling hours. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 1 PM on Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at St. Andre Bessette Parish at Sacred Heart Church, 291 Union Ave, Laconia. Graveside services will be held at 10:30 AM on Friday, May 18, 2012 at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to the American Heart Association, 2 Wall Street, Manchester, NH 03101. Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant St. Laconia, NH is assisting with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.

Evangelical Baptist Church providing cheap gas for Easter on April 4 LACONIA — Again this year Evangelical Baptist Church of 12 Veterans Square, Laconia, is celebrating Easter by giving lower gas prices to the community. On Wednesday, April 4 the church, in partnership with Gilford Mobil Mart on 1400 Lakeshore Road, will be reducing the price of gas by 25 cents per gallon off the lowest price in town that day between the hours of 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Rev. Andrew Matthews, the senior pastor of Evangelical Baptist Church, says “This is the fourth year we have offered gas at a reduced price before Easter. We do this because Easter is when the church celebrates God’s gift of life through the resurrection of Jesus. As a church, we want to give something to the people of Belknap County to help them in these hard economic times, and gas is the one thing most of us always need.” He further adds, “We will help fill your vehicle, wash your windshield and wish you a Happy Easter, with no strings attached.” For more information about this event, or other Easter services at Evangelical Baptist Church, contact the Church office at 524-2277 or visit www. ebclaconia.com

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OBITUARY

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LACONIA — Irving H. Sweetser, 86, of 127 Shore Drive died at his home on Friday, March 30, 2012. Mr. Sweetser was born January 1, 1926 in Wakefield, Mass., the son of Dana and Mary (Millar) Sweetser. He served in the U. S. Army during World War II. He lived in Lynnfield, Mass. and Wakefield, Mass. for several years before moving to Laconia in 1981. He had been employed at Mills Transfer for twenty-five years and had also worked for Crouch Freight Systems. Mr. Sweetser was a member of the Laconia Congregational Church. He was a member of the American Legion Wilkins Smith Post No. 1 and was a member of Teamsters Local 25 of Boston, Mass. Survivors include his wife, Barbara (Nichols) Sweetser, of Laconia; a son and daughter-in-law,

Robert W. & Nancy Sweetser, of Wolfeboro, N.H. and four grandchildren, Kayla and Jamie of Wolfeboro, Alex of Concord, N.H. and Branden of Boston, Mass. Calling hours will not be held per Irving’s request. Graveside services will be held in the family lot in Forest Hills Cemetery in Lynnfield, Mass. at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the New Hampshire Humane Society, PO Box 572, Laconia, NH 03247 or to the Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice, 780 North Main Street, Laconia, NH 03246. Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N. H. is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.

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2nd Annual Taste of Central NH is April 2 at PSU CAMPTON — The Waterville Valley Region Chamber of Commerce (WVRCC) will host The Taste of Central New Hampshire on Monday, April 2 at the PSU Ice Arena from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The event will feature 16 restaurants all under one roof and will also feature the Chamber’s Super Cash Raffle plus entertainment by Justin Jaymes. “It was a tough winter, not so much in the way of deep snow and big storms, but the fact that there was so little snow and limited recreation opportunities because of it and people are now ready to come out and play” said Joe Collie, Executive Director of the WVRCC. “This event will have it all – food from all your favorite places in one spot for you to enjoy, great prizes to win, and awesome entertainment to enjoy. We are excited about the venue this year, too – the upper lobby of the PSU Ice Arena with the glass surround will be a fitting setting for a nice evening,” said Collie. Among the restaurants featured in the event this

year: Foster’s Boiler Room, Fugaky and Mandarin Taste, George’s Seafood, Plain Jane’s Diner, Six Burner Bistro, Country Cow, Sunset Grill, Chesley’s Pizza, Mad River Tavern, Woodpecker’s, Tells of Waterville, Tony’s Italian Grille, Sunset Room at Owls Nest, Summit Lounge at Waterville Estates, Sodexo and PSU Dining Services, and Clay’s Chocolate Shop. There will be a cash bar and Coca Cola will be there sampling a new tea. Along with the food, the WVRCC will be holding its Super Cash Raffle which will award hundreds of dollars in prizes and some fantastic door prizes donated by area businesses, too. Local entertainer Justin Jaymes will also be on hand to add to the festive mood. The Taste of Central NH will be Monday, April 2 at the PSU Ice Arena from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tickets, available at the door, are $25 each and $40 for two. Raffle tickets will be sold separately for $20 each and only 500 will be sold. Proceeds will benefit the WVRCC and Exit 28 Visitor Information Center, the arrival point for the region.

PLYMOUTH — The Plymouth State Men’s and Women’s Basketball teams will host a Basketball Day Camp this summer for boys and girls ages 7-17. The camp will run June 25 – June 28, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the campus of Plymouth State University. The camp will be directed by P.S.U head basketball coaches Andrew Novick and Lauren Lavigne in conjunc-

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––––––– ALMANAC ––––––– Today is Saturday, March 31, the 91st day of 2012. There are 275 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On March 31, 1932, Ford Motor Co. publicly unveiled its powerful flathead V8 engine; while not the first eight-cylinder engine, it was the first to be affordable to the general public, and proved very popular. On this date: In 1889, French engineer Gustave Eiffel unfurled the French tricolor from atop the Eiffel Tower, officially marking its completion. In 1931, Notre Dame college football coach Knute Rockne, 43, was killed in the crash of a TWA plane in Bazaar, Kan. In 1933, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Emergency Conservation Work Act, which created the Civilian Conservation Corps. In 1943, the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical “Oklahoma!” opened on Broadway. In 1953, Stanley Kubrick’s first feature film, a war drama titled “Fear and Desire,” premiered in New York. In 1968, President Lyndon B. Johnson stunned the country by announcing at the conclusion of a broadcast address on Vietnam that he would not seek re-election. In 1976, the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled that Karen Ann Quinlan, who was in a persistent vegetative state, could be disconnected from her respirator. (Quinlan, who remained unconscious, died in 1985.) In 1986, 167 people died when a Mexicana Airlines Boeing 727 crashed in a remote mountainous region of Mexico. In 1993, actor Brandon Lee, 28, was shot to death during the filming of a movie in Wilmington, N.C., by a bullet fragment lodged inside a prop gun. In 1995, Mexican-American singer Selena Quintanilla-Perez, 23, was shot to death in Corpus Christi, Texas, by the founder of her fan club, Yolanda Saldivar, who was convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison. In 2005, Terri Schiavo, 41, died at a hospice in Pinellas Park, Fla., 13 days after her feeding tube was removed in a wrenching right-to-die dispute. One year ago: Moammar Gadhafi struck a defiant stance after two high-profile defections from his regime, saying the Western leaders who had decimated his military with airstrikes should resign immediately — not him. (Gadhafi’s message was in the form of a scroll across the bottom of state TV as he remained out of sight.) Today’s Birthdays: Actress Peggy Rea is 91. Actor William Daniels is 85. Hockey Hall-of-Famer Gordie Howe is 84. Actor Richard Chamberlain is 78. Actress Shirley Jones is 78. Country singersongwriter John D. Loudermilk is 78. Musician Herb Alpert is 77. Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., is 72. U.S. Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., is 72. Actor Christopher Walken is 69. Comedian Gabe Kaplan is 67. Former Vice President Al Gore is 64. Author David Eisenhower is 64. Actress Rhea Perlman is 64. Actor Ed Marinaro is 62. Rock musician Angus Young (AC/DC) is 57. Actor Marc McClure is 55. Actor William McNamara is 47. Alt-country musician Bob Crawford is 41. Actor Ewan McGregor is 41. Rapper Tony Yayo is 34. Jazz musician Christian Scott is 29. Actress Jessica Szohr (TV: “Gossip Girl”) is 27.

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CALENDAR TODAY’S EVENTS Dancing with the Community Stars, presented by the Laconia Main Street Initiative. 7 p.m. at Laconia Middle School. Six pair of dancers, with audience determining the winners. $10/adult, $5/senior or student. Community Talent Night returns to Franklin Opera House. 7:30 p.m. The show has become a one of the highlights for the staff and volunteers at the Opera House. Meat raffle hosted by American Legion Post #1 in Laconia. 4 p.m. at the post at 849 North Main Street. Proceeds will go scholarship program of the American Legion Auxiliary, Unit 1. 6th Annual Gowns for Girls event — a one day only boutique for high school girls from throughout the region to pick out the prom dress of their dreams, for free. 1 to 4 p.m. at the Meredith Bay Colony Club. Hosted by the Faith, Hope & Love Foundation. Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt hosted by the Laconia Parks & Recreation Department. 7:30 p.m. at the Smith Track in Opechee Park. For children 2-10. Free. Rain or shine. FAME Variety Show featuring all three Inter-Lakes School District jazz bands. 6:30 p.m. in the high school auditorium. Also: singers, dancers, instrumentalists, a magician, etc. $5/adult, $3/student. Backyard orchard workshop with pruning demonstration. 10 a.m. to noon at Hearthstone Bed & Breakfast (224 Dane Road/Rte. 25-B) in Center Harbor. Free. Registration at UNH Cooperative Extension - 527-5475 Tilton Winter Farmers’ Market. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Last event of the season. Across Rte. 3 from Tilton AutoServ. Over 40 vendors. www.TiltonWinterFarmersMarket.com. Al-Anon Meeting at the Lakes Region General Hospital in Laconia. 8 to 9:15 p.m. each Saturday in the firstfloor conference room. Al-Anon offers hope and help to families of alcoholics. No dues or fees. All are welcome. Call 645-9518. Open Door Dinners offer free weekly meal in Tilton. 4:30 to 5:30 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 markk@trinitytilton.org. Narcotics Anonymous meeting. 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Society (172 Pleasant Street) in Laconia.

SUNDAY, APRIL 1 Poetry readings by Rosanna Warren, former chancellor of the Academy of American poets. 7 p.m. in Smith Recital Hall at the Silver Center for the Arts at Plymouth State University. A part of the Eagle Pond Author’s Series. Free tickets at 535-2787. Plymouth Area Head Start bake sale. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Walmart. Fundraiser for Boy Scout Troop 68 at Patrick’s Pub & Eatery in Gilford. 5 to 9 p.m. Mention the troop to your server and the value of half of your food order will be donated to finance upcoming outings and adventures. “Willy Wonka, Jr.” presented by students at Laconia Middle School. 10 a.m. matinee at the school. Tickets at the door. $5/adult, $4/student/senior/staff. Silent auction hosted by the Unitarian Universalist Society of Laconia. Noon to 3 p.m. at Patrick’s Pub & Eatery in Gilford. Online bids accepted at www.uusl.org

MONDAY, APRIL 2 Ray Vega Quartet at the N.H. Jazz Center at Pitman’s Freight Room in Laconia. 8 p.m. $12. BYOB.

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Dear Annie: My wife and I have been married 42 years, and she plans to retire in a few months. I am unemployed, cannot find a job and consider myself retired already. I do the grocery shopping and have dinner on the table by the time my wife returns from work, except two days a week when we go out to eat. However, my wife won’t let me touch the laundry, the dishes, the hardwood floors, the bathrooms or the vacuuming. It’s hands off, her way or no way. I know I need some training. I certainly don’t want to use the wrong cleaners on a $5,000 floor. But my wife refuses to teach me and argues when I ask. Our friends often comment on how spotless our house is. I ask my wife all the time what she wants me to do, but she won’t say. Am I supposed to read her mind? I have even asked her to please leave me notes, and the answer is “no.” So my wife has decided to resolve our arguments by sleeping by herself. I don’t feel this helps matters at all. Any suggestions? -- Jim in Peoria Dear Jim: First, please know how refreshing it is to hear from a man who actually wants to do more housework. The problem, of course, is that your wife considers this her “territory,” and she is reluctant to give up control. She believes if you can do what she does, it makes her less valuable and necessary. There is no reason to fight over this. Do what you can and ignore the rest. If she doesn’t like it, let her complain. We suspect she enjoys doing that. Dear Annie: I am a 60-year-old man, divorced for one year and living alone. I recently joined a dating website and corresponded with a number of women. Then, out of the blue, I got an email from a 24-year-old Russian girl who happens to

have a visa to travel to the United States. I responded to her, and now, after 10 days, I have received numerous long letters and many risque pictures. She is a beauty. I so much wanted to believe she is real, even though every ounce of brain matter told me this is a scam. Today, I received a letter, and as I suspected, she needs money because of an unexpected mishap. She wrote, “Only $5,000 is needed and I will be in your arms in a few days.” I will not be writing her back except to say, “No way.” I realize now that in her enticing letters, she never referred directly to anything I wrote to her. This is because these letters have been copied and pasted. She (or he) probably devotes many hours to working on ways to relieve me and other lonely fools of their life savings. Warn men to keep their savings in the bank and meet real women our own age here at home. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. -- Lonely Old Fool Dear Lonely: You are not a fool. You are lonely, yes, and hopeful of finding love again. But you are also smart enough to recognize a scam when you see one. We wish you the best of luck in finding someone who will truly make you happy. Dear Annie: I understand why “Over-Seventy Attitude” doesn’t care for email cards. Here’s an even more egregious etiquette error. After attending the wedding of a relative, we received a pre-printed card saying, “Thanks for sharing in our day and for your gift, Love (names).” Not even a personal signature, never mind an acknowledgement of the actual (generous) gift. We would have opted for a personal email any day. -- Baffled

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Animals AKC German Shepherd Pups: Ex.Lg., born 1/20/12, parents on site, bi-colors, black/tan, $800-$1,200. (603)539-7727. DACHSHUNDS puppies. Heath & temperament guaranteed. Parents on premise $450 (603)539-1603.

LABRADOR RETRIEVERS

AKC absolutely gorgeous black & yellow puppies. Bred for breed’s standards and temperament. Raised in our home (603)664-2828.

PIT Bull/ Bull Mastiff pups. Born Sept. 26th. Very friendly, nice colors, good with kids and other animals. Parents on premise. $300 or trade for hunting or equipment/ tools, etc. (603)539-7009.

Announcement HOST A TUPPERWARE PARTY and receive free Tupperware! Call Lee to host or purchase. 491-2696 WE Pay CA$H for GOLD and SILVER No hotels, no waiting. 603-279-0607, Thrifty Yankee, Rte. 25, Meredith, NH. Wed-Sun, 10-4, Fri & Sat 10-6.

Autos 2000 Ford Windstar LX, No Title, Parts Only. 102K miles $1500/ OBO. 290-4849. 2003 Subaru Forester- 2.5 5-speed, 170K, new brakes, new mud/snow tires. Very dependable. $3,000. 528-2806 2009 Honda Pilot EXL- 4WD, Loaded, mint condition. 25K ,miles. $27,500. 744-6107 2010 Honda Accord Coupe EXL2-door, V-6, Auto, 4789K, Leather, loaded. Over $30,000 new, sell for $23,000. 528-2806 BUYING junk cars, trucks & big trucks ME & NH. Call for price.

Autos CASH FOR junk cars & trucks.

Top Dollar Paid. Available 7 days a week. P3s Towing 630-3606 CASH paid for unwanted or junk cars and trucks. Same day service possible. 603-231-2859.

BOATS

Employment Wanted

For Rent

COMPASSIONATE LNA/Care Giver. 30 years experience. Great references. Will travel, do overnight. 603-875-1232

BELMONT Condo: 2-bedroom, 2-bath, single-level, washer/dryer hook-up, attached garage. Non-smoker, Near LRCC/LRGH, security deposit. $995/month. + utilities. 528-1432.

MAN Seeking work for Landscaping, Spring Cleanup, Drywall, Plastering, Carpentry/Decking. 20 years experience in masonry/ brick paving. Cheap rates. Call 524-6694

Aluminum 12 ft. V-hull w/trailer. 4HP Evinrude, electric trolling motor package. $600. 387-2900

For Rent

BOAT SLIPS for Rent Winnipesaukee Pier, Weirs Beach, NH Reasonable Rates Call for Info. 366-4311

2-BEDROOM mobile home, private setting, appliances, near downtown Meredith. $800/ month. No pets, no smoking, references. 603-359-5130 lvm.

LETS GO FISHING! Simple fishing with Paddle King Boats and Tohatsu Outboard motors, Call 738-2296 or visit www.outboardrepower.net

Summer Valet Slips Available for the 2012 season. Easy access to the big lake, unlimited launches, parking, facilities, gas dock, service, and ships store all on property. Call 366-4801 x 205 for info and contract.

Business Opportunities Need Extra Money? Start an Avon Business for $10. Call Debbie at 603-491-5359. Or go to www.start.youravon.com and enter reference code: dblaisedell.

Camps GILFORD: Camping and/or RV sites available beginning May 31st. Beach Pass and Boat Launch Pass. Ask about weekly & monthly specials. 3-way hook-ups. Also available for seasonal use and/ or weekend use. Ask about our weekly & monthly

ALTON Comfortable 2 bedroom, 1st floor, convenient Main St. location, $750 monthly including heat and hot water. 455-4290. ALTON Room w/bath in country: 10 minutes from Alton & Wolfeboro. $450/month w/utilities. Outside smoking OK. 875-6875. Love pets! 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 One bedroom, deck, washer/dryer hookup, storage room, no utilities. Pets are OK. Some water access on Winnisquam, $700/month. 774-219-8750 CENTER HARBOR- One bedroom house in desirable downtown location. Safe, private, well maintained. All utilities $875/ month. Write to: Boxholder PO Box 614, Center Harbor, 03226.

For Rent GILFORD NEW 3 BEDROOM Available 5/1. Large yard. Close to school, downtown. $1250/ per month +utilities.

393-5756 GILFORD 3 bedroom condo, $1,300/monthly. Parking garages available. Heated pool, tennis court. Close to shopping and lake. Boat slip available. Washer/Dryer hook up available. NO PETS. References & security required. 781-710-2208. GILFORD April 1st. Your new 1BR lakefront apt! Private, views, w/d, fun. $725/ month 603-393-7077. GILFORD, 2-Bedroom, 2-Bath, Balconies, no smoking/pets, $850/month plus utilities, Security deposit and references, 603-455-6662 Laconia 1.5 bath, 3 BR Condo, $975/mo .Heat included, Storage, No dogs. 265-0624 Paul.

For Rent LACONIA 2-ROOMMATES wanted to share personal home. Clean, quiet, sober environment. All inclusive, $110-130/week. 455-2014 LACONIA- 1 bedroom subsidized apartment. Must be elderly or disabled. Preferece given to elderly applicants with extremely low income. ($14,800 or lower). EHO. Please call Mary at Stewart Property Management 603-641-2163 Laconia prime 1st floor Pleasant St. Apartment. Walk to town & beaches. 2 bedrooms + 3-season glassed in sun porch. Completely repainted, glowing beautiful hardwood floors, marble fireplace, custom cabinets in kitchen with appliances, tile bath & shower. $1,000/Month includes heat & hot water. 630-4771 or 524-3892 LACONIA- 1 bedroom apartment with storage room. Newly renovated, no smoking/pets. $170/week Heat included. Near hospital, Good neighborhood. References/background check required. Call 524-6360, leave message.

Rental Assistance Available Apply Now for our Waiting List

LEDGEWOOD ESTATES Get your name on our waiting list Rental Assistance Available

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

Rent is based upon 30% of your adjusted income. Hurry and call today to see if you qualify, or download an application at:

www.hodgescompanies.com

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

Call Now To Apply

COZY, SUNNY, VERY CLEAN 2 Bedroom apartment in duplex next to Opechee Park. Washer & Dryer provided. No smoking, no dogs $750/Mo. + Utilities

738-2296 or 528-4450 FRANKLIN: Quiet modern 2-Bedroom w/carport. 2ND-floor, starting at $765/Month, includes heat/hot water. Security deposit & references required. No pets. 286-4845.

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 APARTMENTS Plymouth, 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 www.hodgescompanies.com Housing@hodgescompanies.com 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


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For Rent

For Rent

For Rent

For Sale

LACONIA- AVAILABLE NOW- 1 bedroom loft condo, near downtown Laconia, hardwood floors, granite countertops, Stainless Steel appliances, washer/ dryer. Includes Internet, cable, gym, and bike storage. No pets, no smoking. References, security and lease required. $900/month. 455-4075.

LAKEPORT- Freshly painted, big 5-room, 2-bedroom apartment with lake view. Includes washer/dryer, hardwood floors, cabinet kitchen, 2 car parking, plowing and landscaping. Huge, bright and sunny master bedroom overlooking lake. Section 8 approved. $185/Week + 4-week security deposit. No utilities, no dogs, no smoking. Proper I.D., credit check and background check required. Showings on Friday only. Call Rob, 617-529-1838

TILTONUPDATED one bedroom. Top-floor, quiet. Heat/Hot Water included, no dogs. $630/Month. 603-393-9693 or 916-214-7733.

ANTIQUE secretarial desk 2 drawers, good condition, $100. White wedding dress lots of detail size 18.5 $100. 524-6363

LACONIA- Large 3 Bedroom. Sunny, washer/dryer hook-up, storage. $995/Month, first, last, + security 524-0480

LAKEPORT Tiny one-bedroom, first floor, 1-car parking, lake view, $125/week. No utilities-No smoking, No dogs. references and credit check a must, leave message for Rob. 617-529-1838.

For Rent-Commercial

GREEN FIREWOOD- Cut, not split $135/cord; Cut & split $180/cord. Seasoned firewood. $250. Also, logging, landclearing & tree work (all phases). 393-8416.

Commercial Yard 60’ X 40’ 2-bay workshop with office area. Also 1 acre of paved yard.

LACONIA- Very nice 1 bedroom apartment in clean, quiet downtown building. Modern kitchen, beautiful bath. $175/Week, includes heat, hot water & electricity. 630-4771 or 524-3892

LACONIA: Gilbert Apartments. Call for available apartments. 524-4428

APPLE I-POD Touch: 8GB, white, new in original package, $125. 527-0873.

LACONIA

MOTORCYCLE helmet, Shoei, RF 1000, Large, Silver $100. 496-8639.

$2,000/Month

603-630-2882 TILTON: Spacious 2 and 3 bedroom apartments available. Heat and hot water included. Please call Mary at Stewart Property Management (603)641-2163. EHO.

AVAILABLE APRIL 1ST Section 8 welcome. 3 bedroom on route 106, Laconia, N.H. Parking, garage, large yard, $1,050/mo. includes utilities. 528-2227

MEREDITH- 1 bedroom apartment with kitchen and living room. No pets. No smoking. $700/Month, includes heat & hot water. Convenient Residential Location. 279-4164

Spring into Affordable Housing Rent is based upon 30% of your adjusted gross income. Deductions given for childcare and medical costs (if qualified).

OFFICE SPACE AVAILABLE IN GILFORD $425-500 per month Very nice and professional offices with shared common areas in Gilford Professional Park. Nice views, parking and well kept complex. Rent includes electricity, heat, cleaning service for common areas, central a/c and shared kitchen, as well as men and ladies' room. Contact Rob at 387-1226 and leave a message to arrange for a view.

For Sale Above ground Gibraltar Self-Cleaning Pool with perflex extended cycle filter system, inside stairs, used only one year. Must see to appreciate. Asking $1,750/OBO. Must be removed from property. Call 603-253-4925

CERAMIC KILN, shelving, assorted size stands, 200 plus or minus molds and steel shelving. Assorted stands for bisque, firing cones, plus much more. 524-5818 Call evenings.

RUGER LCP Pistol .380 As new $250. Firm. NH ID Required. 267-0977

FIREWOOD Kiln dried, 16 inch cut and split, $300 a cord or half a cord $200, clean, no bugs, incl free bag of kindling and delivery. Early Bird Farm. 435-9385

SMALL Heating Oil Deliveries: No minimum required. Evening & weekend deliveries welcome. BENJAMIN OIL, LLC . 603-524-6457

FIREWOOD: Green, Cut, split and delivered (Gilmanton and surrounding area). $190/cord. (603)455-8419 or (603)267-1992.

SOLID Oak 6! Hutch: Beveled glass, lighted top. Blue reclining couch. Best offer. 524-6082.

AMAZING! Beautiful pillowtop matress sets, twin $169, full or queen $249, king $399. See AD under “Furniture”.

Deer Run Apartments Meredith, N.H. Call Today

to see if you qualify or download an application at www.hodgescompanies.com 603-224-9221 TDD #1-800-545-1833 Ext. 118 An Equal Opportunity Housing Agent

LACONIA, N.H. 3 Bedroom Apartments $700.00 per Month, Utilities Not Included

MOVE IN SPECIAL Security Deposit = $700 first “ full months rent is free” Section 8 Welcome Income Restrictions Apply Well Maintained Units, Off Street Parking No Pets Allowed CONTACT US TODAY FOR MORE INFO!

1-800-742-4686 The Hodges Companies 201 Loudon Road Concord, NH 03301 Proudly owned by Laconia Area Community Land Trust

HARRIMAN HILL Located on Pine Hill Road (route 109A)

Wolfeboro, N.H. * * * March 2012* * * 24 new apartment homes Section 8 Welcome 6 Buildings comprised of only four (4) units each EnergyStar washer and dryer supplied in each unit

2-Two bedroom fully wheelchair accessible units 2-Two bedroom handicapped adaptable units 8-Two bedroom townhouse style units 4-Three bedroom townhouse style units 8-One bedroom units (4-second floor & 4-townhouse style) Refrigerator, Stove and Dishwasher

Townhouse style units have 1 and 1/2 baths Income limits Apply NO PETS PLEASE THIS IS A NON-SMOKING PROPERTY CONTACT US TODAY FOR MORE INFO! 1-800-742-4686

The Hodges Companies 201 Loudon Road Concord, NH 03301

Proudly owned by Eastern Lakes Region Housing Coalition And the Laconia Area Community Land Trust

On Mon. & Tues. our facility will conduct interviews to place 8 people. $500 per week, $1000 signing Bonus after 60 days. Why are we hiring when most companies are laying off? Because we offer a career opportunity limited only by your attitude and willingness to work. These positions are not dead end but will lead to secure positions with our 98 year old company. We start you at $500 per week. Openings are general trainees for display and management with rapid advancement, paid vacations, bonuses and incentives. If you are not working or are at a dead end job and are teachable, trainable & reliable, call our office Mon. & Tues. 9-5. Theses position will go fast. Have pen & paper ready. (603)822-0220.

PORCH & Patio Furniture. 2-spring chairs, 2-end tables & a sofa. $200. Jett III-Ultra Power Wheelchair with oxygen carrier. Like new. $1,850. 744-6107

Electric Chair Lift- 1 story, new condition. $2,500. 528-2806

FURNITURE - large maple bureau $150; 3 seat sleeper couch $100; kitchen table $40; & 2 wooden media storage wall units $50 ea. 496-8639.

Help Wanted ATTENTION

COMMERCIAL/OFFICE Space1000 sq./ft./high traffic count. #1002 Union Avenue. $1,000/month plus utilities. Call 524-0901 for more info.

LACONIA- Spacious 2 bedroom. Laundry hook-ups, no pets, no smoking. $875/Month. photos and info. at: 140courtstreet.blogspot.com. 528-1829

LACONIA: Beautiful, large 1 Bedroom in one of Pleasant Streets finest Victorian homes. Walk to downtown & beaches. Fireplace, lots of natural woodwork, washer/dryer. Heat & hot water included. $775/Month. 528-6885.

WINNISQUAM: Small efficiency and a cottage including heat, hot water, lights and cable. $160-$175 per week. $400 deposit. No pets. 387-3864.

For Sale

YAMAHA Integrated Power Mixer (PA System), 400 watts, $100; COMMUNITY Bass Bin Subwoofers, 2 available, $100 each or $175/pair; SONY6-Disc CD Changer for Home Stereo, $90. 393-7786.

Furniture 80 inch Queen Size Sleeper Sofa $100 call 286-7734

AMAZING! Beautiful Queen or Full-size mattress set. Luxury Firm European Pillow-top style. Fabulous back & hip support. Factory sealed - new 10-Yr. warranty. Cost $1095, sell $249. Can deliver 603-305-9763.

MATTRESS & FURNITURE CLOSEOUTS AND OVERSTOCKS! 20% OFF ENTIRE STORE! RECLINERS $299, FUTONS, $299 BUNKBEDS, $399 SOFAS, $599 RUSTIC FURNITURE AND ARTWORK TOO! COZY CABIN RUSTICS AND MATTRESS OUTLET 517 WHITTIER HWY. (RTE 25) MOULTONBORO CALL JAY 603-662-9066 WWW.VISCODIRECT.COM

Free Body by Jake Ab Scissor, good condition. 603-677-6528 FREE Pickup for your unwanted, useful item garages, automobiles, etc. estates cleaned out and yardsale items. (603)930-5222.

Help Wanted CLEANER Moultonborough Area Part time office cleaner 17 hrs/wk. Experience preferred. Must have valid drivers license, your own transportation, and be able to pass a security background. Apply to Joyce Janitorial Service, 14 Addison Street, Laconia. 524-8533 BABYSITTER needed for an adorable child from 1:45-6PM, 3-days per week. Clean criminal background check and valid drivers license required. If you are good with kids, retired or otherwise, call 524-6694 DESK Receptionist- Part time at local health club. Minimum wage, membership included. Apply in person 314 Old Lakeshore Rd.

DRIVERS CDL-A: Your current 10- 20 have you down? Why not get home, get paid, 2012 tractors/ trailers to boot? 888-219-8040.


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Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

SAU #79 GILMANTON SCHOOL DISTRICT GILMANTON SCHOOL 2012-2013 SCHOOL YEAR VACANCIES

Certified Elementary Art Teacher Certified Middle School Math Teacher Seven-Tenths Position Please send a letter of intent, resume, certification and three letters of reference to: Carol Locke, Principal Gilmanton School 1386 NH Rte. 140 Gilmanton Iron Works, NH 03837 Deadline: Until the positions are filled.

Special Education Coordinator for Woodland Heights School

Part-time Culinary Arts ParaEducator Huot Technical Center @ Laconia High School We are seeking a candidate interested in working to assist high school students enrolled in the Culinary Arts program at the Huot Technical Center. Please send letter of interest, resume and three letters of reference to:

Scott Davis, Director Huot Technical Center 345 Union Ave Laconia, NH 03246 Please visit our website for information about Laconia School District www.laconiaschools.org E.O.E

CNC Router Machinist – 2nd shift Responsibilities include performing complex set-up of equipment, program development, operation of various pieces of equipment and in-process dimensional inspection of parts produced. Candidate must possess a detailed knowledge of equipment, as well as the ability to read complex prints and precision measuring equipment. Position requires 3+ years related experience.

Applications will be accepted until Wednesday, April 11, 2012. We provide competitive wages, shift differential, clean work environment, medical insurance, life insurance, short and long term disability insurance, dental insurance, vacation and holidays, flex benefits, tuition reimbursement plan, profit sharing and 401(k) plan with company match.

Please contact Human Resources EPTAM Plastics, 2 Riverside Business Park Northfield, NH 03276 Tel: 603-729-5014, Fax: 603-215-2971 Email: kdubois@eptam.com EOE/AA For an online application, visit www.eptam.com

This full-time, year round position for special education leadership includes staff supervision and evaluation, program coordination and development, budget planning and team leadership for preschool–fifth grade students. Masters degree, NH certification in Special Education Administration, experience in educational administration and special education services required. This is part of a six person administrative team for our elementary schools with strong benefits and a salary of $72,252. Position begins July 1, 2012. Interviews begin April 18

Please send letter of intent, resume, three letters of recommendation and application to: Dennis Dobe, Principal Woodland Heights School 225 Winter Street Extension Laconia, NH 03246 Email inquiries welcomed at: ddobe@laconiaschools.org

Help Wanted Laconia Harley-Davidson has the following open positions: •Reception/Administration •Motor Clothes Sales Assoc. •Parts Department ·Service Technician ·Motorcycle Sales ·Facilities ·Bike Detailer

Help Wanted JCS Hiring 2nd shift 4:15pm-10:00pm Sun-Fri we are looking for highly motivated individuals with great attitude. Must be Reliable. No exp. required. This is a commission based, appointment scheduling position; average rep makes $19-$25 per hour. For interview call 603-581-2452 EOE

INSURANCE CSR

LACONIA. Female caregiver to provide non-medical services for my wife who has Alzheimer!s. Services will include but are not limited to personal care, toileting, meal preparation, light housekeeping based on available time. This is a part-time position offering 10-20 hours each week. 978-807-7470

Full time opportunity for CSR in busy property and casualty office. Minimum 2 years insurance experience required. Candidates should possess strong organization, communication and data entry skills, and have enthusiasm to work independently as well as with a team. Excellent benefit package. Send resume and cover l e t t e r t o : minfinger@crossagency.com

team leader needed for busy boat rental business. Customer service, organization, reservation skills a must. Ability to multi-task and work outdoors in a fast paced environment necessary. Boat handling skills and NH Safe boating certificate required. Apply Channel Marine, 96 Channel Lane, Weirs Beach.

Apply online at: www.LaconiaHarley.com

Rental Coordinator


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Help Wanted

Marine Technician 40 hrs/wk Must be flexible and able to work weekends • Outgoing • Experienced • Customer friendly Send resume & references to:

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Retail Coordinator Responsible person needed for extended seasonal position. Customer Service, inventory control, staff supervision and fuel operations experience a plus. Apply to Channel Marine, 96 Channel Lane, Weirs Beach

mbodnar@faysboatyard.com

Seasonal Employment on the White Mountain National Forest Seasonal positions working out of our Bartlett, NH Facility for Equipment Operators and/or Laborers. Equipment Operator must be able to operate a dump truck, backhoe, front end loader, have a valid state driver’s and DOT CDL Class “A” license. Laborer must have a valid state driver’s license.

For application information please visit: fs.fed.us/r9/forests/white_mountain/employment/ Application deadline April 14, 2012

White Mountain National Forest EOE

Instruction

Motorcycles

FLYFISHING LESSONS

www.mountainviewflyfishing.com

2011 Honda Shadow Aero- Red, Showroom condition 1100 miles, windshield, leather bags, back rest. Save $2000. $7,500. Dennis 603-556-9110

SCUBA LESSONS! Start now with online videos and pool sessions. Great exercise! Call Central NH Divers 279-9099

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

on private trout pond. FFF certified casting instructor. Gift cert. available. (603)356-6240.

BELKNAP LANDSCAPE COMPANY Belknap Landscape Company is looking for experienced individuals to fill the following positions: Experienced Irrigation Tech/Installer

Services

Buy • Sell • Trade www.motoworks.biz

Recreation Vehicles

Mobile Homes

2008 Zoom Aeorlite 18!. Sleeps 3, many extras. Outside table, stove, TV. Asking $10,000/OBO. Call 267-6668

Commercial Lawn Mowers with 2+ years experience CDL A Truck Driver with Med Card Landscape Laborer with verifiable Hardscape Experience

Real Estate NEW Hampton-3 Bedroom house. 2.5 baths, 4 garages, 5 acres. Views. $349,000. 279-4271

Applicants must be 18 years of age, have a valid NH drivers license, reliable transportation & the ability to acquire a medical card for driving purposes.

TIRED OF RENTING? Attend our Free Homebuyers Seminar, ReMax Bayside, Wednesday, April 4, 2012, 5:30 p.m. RSVP Jim O!Leary 527-8200

BLC is a drug free employer & conducts pre-employment drug screens.

Services

Interested applicants please apply to:

25 Country Club Rd. Unit #302 Gilford, NH 03249 Rhonda Blackey at rblackey@belknaplandscape.com

Phone

603-528-2798

Motorcycles

Instruction

2000 Harley Davidson Ultra Classic, metallic green and black, new factory re-build Harley Davidson motor, looks and runs great, many extras, $7800 call Paul in Berlin at 603-752-5519, 603-915-0792 leave message.

DRUM Lessons taught by experienced instructor. All ages/levels. Very reasonable rates. Call 603.520.5671 for Jared Steer

ALTON School District – SAU #72 Alton, NH Anticipated Openings for 2012-2013 Full Day Kindergarten Teacher Alton Central School in Alton, NH is seeking a kindergarten teacher for the 2012-2013 academic year. This position will involve managing a full-day kindergarten program, actively participating on the kindergarten team, implementing a high-quality curriculum, integrating technology, and following best practices in differentiating instruction to reach all students. Applicants must hold New Hampshire state certification and be HQT for elementary education. We are looking for an educator who will be an integral part of building our Kindergarten-Plus program in its first year; the purpose of this program is to reach students who may have more challenges achieving grade-level work.

Classroom Teacher Alton Central School in Alton, NH is seeking an upper elementary classroom teacher for the 2012-2013 academic year. This position will involve managing a full-time classroom, actively participating on the designated grade-level team, implementing a high-quality curriculum, integrating technology, and following best practices in differentiating instruction to reach all students. Applicants must hold New Hampshire state certification and be HQT for elementary education. We are looking for an educator who will be an integral part of our team and help us move our students forward.

STEM/Enrichment Teacher B elmont Parks & Recreation is seeking qualified candidates to fill seasonal positions: Beach Director Water Safety Instructor Sargent Park Attendant Summer Camp Counselor Job descriptions and applications are available on the town website or by e-mail from the recreation director. Janet Breton, Recreation Director Town of Belmont PO Box 310 Belmont, NH 03220-0310 Phone: 524-4350 www.belmontnh.org E-Mail: jbreton@belmontnh.org Equal Opportunity Employer

Alton Central School in Alton, NH is seeking a full-time STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) teacher for a K-8 school. This teacher will teach classes in our regular program but will also spend a portion of the day in our Gifted and Talented program to consult and collaborate with classroom teachers to design appropriate instruction for small-groups, using integration, and/or co-teaching strategies. In addition, this teacher will support the district in STEM curriculum design and implementation. Applicants should have a strong background in teaching science and mathematics at the middle level and must hold New Hampshire state certification/HQT for middle school science. We are looking for an innovative educator who can help move our instruction forward to use best practices in differentiation, technology, and project-based learning. Please submit letter of interest, three recent letters of recommendation, official transcripts, and teaching certification to:

Sydney Leggett, Principal Alton School District 252 Suncook Valley Highway Alton, NH 03809 Application Deadline: April 10, 2012 EOE

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

Our Customers Don!t get Soaked!

528-3531 Major credit cards accepted


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Services

Services

EXCAVATION, SITEWORK & DEMOLITION

Redneck housing sales tips

Reasonable Rates Fully Insured GAGNON & SON T&E, INC.

744-3498

HANDYMAN SERVICES Small Jobs Are My Speciality

Rick Drouin 520-5642 or 744-6277

DO YOU NEED FINANCIAL HELP with the spaying, altering of your dog or cat? 224-1361

SUPERIOR DETAILING Tilton, NH Autos-Boats-Bikes-RV’S Get Early Bird Specials SAVE MONEY NOW!

387-9789

BLUE RIBBON PAINTING CO. Interior/Exterior Since 1982 ~ Fully Insured

Power Washing

279-5755 630-8333 Bus.

Cell

Storage Space GILFORD garage for rent near Airport. One large lighted garage. $170 monthly. 781-710-2208.

Wanted

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Lakes Region Real Estate Market Report / Roy Sanborn

There were 59 single family homes sold in February in the 12 towns covered by this Lakes Region real estate report. The average sales price came in at $209,025 with 72-percent of the sales coming in under the $200,000 mark. That’s an 18-percent increase over the 50 sales last February although the average sales price took a slight drop from the $216,025 amount posted last year. For the first two months of 2012 the total number of sales in these towns are up 22-percent. Not a bad way to start the year off! I watched some of the Jeff Foxworthy, Larry the Cable guy, and Bill Engvall’s HBO comedy special the other night. It was called “Them Idiots, Whirled Tour. ” Jeff Foxworthy is well known for his “You might be a redneck if…” jokes. These guys are extremely funny. Maybe not to the Madison Avenue crowd, but to “blue collar” folks that make up a lot of this country. Anyway, it confirmed my opinion that even in this part of the “whirled,” the Lakes Region that is, there are plenty of rednecks. I consider myself at least part redneck and I’m proud of it. But as a REALTOR® I am keenly aware that sometimes redneck habits and housekeeping can be a bit of a deterrent when it comes to selling a home. But sometimes not… Here are some key indicators to help you determine if you are a redneck homeowner and some recommended corrective measures if you are trying to sell your home. You might be a redneck home owner if: You have two snow machines in your front yard… and it is July. Definitely remove them. If you have three cars in the driveway and two of them are on blocks. Remove the disabled ones or put the wheels back on. If you have a tree that has grown up through the camper trailer in the yard please remove the tree and the camper. If there is more crap in your yard than in your house please go to the dump. The crap in your yard is not going to sell and neither is your house while it is there. You might be a redneck home owner if you have

more than one blue tarp covering articles of questionable value in your yard. Blue might be a nice color, but remove the tarps and the junk underneath them. If the blue tarp is covering your roof because it leaks call a roofing company and you will increase your odds of selling by 100-percent. If your home still has Tyvek showing on one or more sides, finish the siding on your home! While rednecks consider Tyvek a low maintenance siding, most other buyers don’t. If you used old license plates to side a part of your home or the garage, remove them. If you still have one of those six foot wire mesh satellite dishes in your yard you might be a redneck homeowner or at the very least technologically obsolete. Remove it. The same goes for the three antennas on the roof. If your grass is taller than your dog, cut it. Get rid of the six foot tall “burn pile” in the back yard. I know you wanted to wait until the 4th of July, but you can’t. The inside of your castle is also important. If you have more than three dead animals on the wall it could be an issue. It could offend some, but you don’t necessarily have to remove them. This is N.H. after all. If duct tape is the main tool in your arsenal to repair things inside the home you have a problem. Call, or use your CB radio to call, a professional and get things fixed correctly. If the only light bulb in your basement is the one at the end of a 20-foot-long, frayed extension cord near the back of the room, no one is going down there and no one is going to buy the place. Varnished plywood is not an acceptable flooring alternative. Now there are places in this “whirled” where redneck homes are totally acceptable; in neighborhoods of redneck homes that is. I call them “pockets of redneck lifestyle.” Redneck homes are often bought by other rednecks without a second thought. But it can still be tough to sell a redneck see next page

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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. 18+ pick-up basketball at the Meredith Community Center. 6:30 to 8 p.m. $1 per session. Mahjong game time at the Gilford Public Library. 12:30 to 3 p.m. New players welcome. Overeaters Anonymous offers a program of recovery from compulsive eating using the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of OA. Monday nights at 7:00 p.m. at the Laconia Congregational Church Parish Hall. Call and leave a message for Elizabeth at 630-9969 for more information. Narcotics Anonymous meeting. 7 to 8:30 p.m. at 35 Tower Street in Weirs Beach.


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National headliner David Sedaris at PSU’s Silver Center on April 15

PLYMOUTH — Headlining comedian and author David Sedaris will bring his wit and incisive social critique to the Hanaway Theatre at the Silver Center for the Arts at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 15. Sedaris has become one of America’s preeminent humor writers. The great skill with which he slices through cultural euphemisms and political correctness proves that Sedaris is a master of satire and one of the most observant writers addressing the human condition today. He first appeared on National Public Radio in December 1992, read-

ing his story The SantaLand Diaries, which recounted his experiences as a Christmas elf at Macy’s department store in Manhattan. Within months of the broadcast, Sedaris’ essays began to appear in such magazines as Harper’s, The New Yorker, and Esquire. His first book, Barrel Fever, which included The SantaLand Diaries, was published in 1994. His original radio pieces can often be heard on This American Life where his droll delivery and unique voice have made him a media sensation. “… the central concerns of his writing— family and childhood— are ones that

everyone can relate to,” says London reviewer Simon O’Hagan. Sedaris has been nominated for three Grammy Awards for Best Spoken Word and Best Comedy Album. Commentator Venus Zarris says, “… preposterous irreverence is far from his only trademark. Sedaris is no one-trickpony, but rather a writer of remarkable and restrained depth. David Sedaris is unquestionably one of the best humorists of our time, but that title is an oversimplification of his work. He is an

Minot Sleeper Library in Bristol planning for busy month of April BRISTOL — March was a big month for the Minot Sleeper Library; possibly the biggest month since its founding. This March the citizens of Bristol voted to fund the expansion of the library. The new wing will provide space for activities that presently have to be held elsewhere due to lack of space as well as providing upgrades required for the safety of the building and its occupants. In April the library will continue to host First Pages Lapsit, a social storytime for infants to 2 years old and their moms. Lapsitting sessions are on Thursday mornings at 10 a.m. On Fridays the Bouncy Bookworms, the slightly older group of 3 to 5 year olds have their story session at 10 a.m .

On April 7 there will be a children’s egg decorating funtime from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. All of the above functions will be held at the library. On April 19 at 7 p.m. the Bristol Historical Society and the Friends of the Library together are presenting “Lizzie Borden Took Her Ax, Or Did She?” For over one hundred years the gruesome murders of Lizzie’s father and stepmother have elicited belief in both Lizzie’s innocence and her guilt. Professor Annette Holba of PSU will present the facts, the evidence, and the fascinating history of this mystery. This program will be held at the Bristol Old Town Hall and is free to all.

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DART from page 2 acterized the charges as a knee-jerk reaction to bad press. College administrators have strongly denied that claim, as well as Lohse’s claim that the college failed to act on his initial complaints. A week after Lohse’s column was published, more than 100 faculty members wrote to the administration, describing hazing as an “open secret” and calling on the administration to set up an independent commission to address it. The college has since formed a task, and administrators say they see hazing as part of a larger problem, tied together with binge drinking and sexual assault. They point to the National College Health Improvement Project the college launched last year as one of the steps they’ve taken to address all three. Apart from the college, Hanover police also have been investigating Lohse’s claims, but Police Chief Nick Giaccone has said criminal charges are unlikely, in large part because Lohse is not cooperating with police. He also cited “credibility issues,” including Lohse’s arrest and conviction for cocaine possession in 2010. That incident has raised questions about whether Lohse’s allegations were motivated by a desire to get back at the fraternity after he was suspended. Lohse said that is not true. “People have tried to peg me as vindictive and trying to get revenge on the frat or these guys, and that couldn’t be farther from the truth,” he said. “I was, from the beginning saying that these individuals shouldn’t be charged. I was never after revenge, and I’m really pleased that the college seems to be handling it the right way now.”

TRAYVON from page 2 on-an-officer charge that was eventually dropped. In a police video made public this week of Zimmerman being brought in for questioning a half-hour after the shooting, the 5-foot-9 man appears much slimmer. In a case that has caused a nationwide furor over race and the laws of self-defense, Martin was shot to death by Zimmerman in the city of Sanford on Feb. 26 as the unarmed black teenager was walking back from a convenience store. Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch vol-

unteer whose father is white and whose mother is Hispanic, has claimed selfdefense, saying he opened fire after Martin punched him in the face, knocked him to the ground and began slamming his head on the sidewalk. Black leaders and others are demanding Zimmerman’s arrest on murder or manslaughter charges, but state and federal authorities are still investigating. Betsi Grabe, a professor at Indiana University-Bloomington who has studied the effect of news images on public opinion, said photos that gain the most traction

play into the desires of both journalists and the public for a story with a distinct victim and aggressor. “At the center of most stories we tell in our society, cross-culturally and across the centuries, is the struggle between good and evil,” she said. “If the ingredients are there, that is what journalists will grab onto and present.” Grabe said it is natural to present the most innocent-looking image of the person believed to be the victim, and the most menacing one of the suspect.


The Laconia Daily Sun, March 31, 2012