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MEREDITH — Though supported by results of a recent survey of parents and students, one member of the Inter-Lakes School Board had harsh words for high school principal Patricia Kennelly’s plan to hold graduation ceremonies at Meadowbrook U.S. Cellular Pavillion in Gilford on the evening of June 15 — Friday of Laconia Motorcycle Week. “I believe it is our responsibility and our school’s responsibility to keep our kids out of harm’s way, not put them in the middle of it,” Baggaley said at a school board meeting on Tuesday night. The most direct route from points within the InterLakes district to the venue in Gilford would take graduating seniors and their well-wishers down Rte. 3 and through The Weirs — ground zero for Bike Week celsee I-L page 9

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N.Y. woman charged with faking cancer for fancy wedding

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Strangers donated the beautifully embroidered wedding dress, the two rings, the honeymoon time-share in Aruba. They acted quickly, too, because the bride was dying of cancer. Or so she said. The state attorney general’s office announced Tuesday that Jessica Vega, 25, has been indicted on charges of fraud and grand larceny for getting her “dream wedding” by falsely claiming she was dying of leukemia. “By pretending to have a terminal illness, Vega inexcusably took advantage of the community’s hearts and minds, and profited off of their generosity,” said Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. “Our office will hold this individual accountable for fleecing the public through lies and deception.” Vega, formerly of Montgomery, N.Y., was arrested in Virginia on April 3, extradited to New York and arraigned Friday in Orange County Court in Goshen. She pleaded not guilty. A call to the see WEDDING page 9

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Santorum drops out of GOP race, clearing way for Romney GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Rick Santorum cleared the way for Mitt Romney to claim victory in the long and hard-fought battle for the Republican presidential nomination Tuesday, giving up his “against all odds” campaign as Romney’s tenacious conservative rival. Santorum’s withdrawal sets up what is sure to be an acrimonious seven-month fight for the presidency between Romney, the former Massachusetts governor, and Democratic President Barack Obama,

with the certain focus on the still-troubled economy. In a preview of the personal attacks that lie ahead, Obama’s campaign manager declared that Americans neither like nor trust Romney, and the Romney camp said the fight had always been about defeating Obama, not GOP rivals. “This game is a long, long, long way from over,” Santorum said as he bowed out of the contest with Romney. “We are going to continue to go out there and fight to make

sure that we defeat President Barack Obama.” Santorum had been facing a loss in the April 24 primary in Pennsylvania, the state he represented in Congress for 16 years, and where the Romney campaign planned nearly $3 million in ads against him. Whether or not there are lingering hard feelings, Santorum didn’t mention Romney, who has been the front-runner for months and was far ahead in the race for the 1,144 see SANTORUM page 5

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — The Trayvon Martin case took a bizarre turn Tuesday when George Zimmerman’s attorneys quit, complaining that they have lost all contact with him and that he called the prosecutor and talked to a TV host after they told him not to speak to anyone. The lawyers portrayed the former neighborhood watch captain as erratic and his mental state as shaky, and they expressed fear for his health under the pressure that

has been building in the month since he shot and killed Martin, an unarmed black teenager. “As of the last couple days he has not returned phone calls, text messages or emails,” attorney Craig Sonner said at a news conference outside the courthouse. “He’s gone on his own. I’m not sure what he’s doing or who he’s talking to. I cannot go forward speaking to the public about George Zimmerman and this case as rep-

resenting him because I’ve lost contact with him.” The split came as special prosecutor Angela Corey neared a decision on whether to charge Zimmerman with a crime in the Feb. 26 shooting. That decision could come later this week, as Corey released a brief statement late Tuesday saying she would make an announcement about the case within 72 see ZIMMERMAN page 16

MIAMI (AP) — A contrite Ozzie Guillen sat in the heart of Little Havana seeking forgiveness for what the Miami Marlins manager called the biggest mistake of his life — saying he admired Fidel Castro. This wasn’t some offhanded insult about a sports writer, the type of thing that got the outspoken Guillen in trouble in Chi-

cago. This was personal to the fan base that the Marlins rely on so much that they built their new stadium in the middle of the city’s Cuban-American neighborhood. Castro is the sworn enemy of those fans. So after being suspended for five games Tuesday, the Marlins manager tried to quell the tempest.

“I’m here on my knees to apologize,” Guillen said. “I’m very sorry about the problem, what happened. I will do everything in my power to make it better. ... When you make a mistake like this, you can’t sleep.” A chastened Guillen, who has a hissee GUILLEN page 10

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Merrimack County inmates China outs top politician, accuses his wife of murder leadership for a delicate, once-a-decade transition to BEIJING (AP) — A flamboyant and telegenic polirevolt against order to clean tician younger leaders at a congress later this year. who until recently seemed destined for the “This means the political career of Bo Xilai is top ranks of China’s leadership was stripped of his up jail; no one injured over,” said Cheng Li, a Chinese politics expert at most powerful posts on Tuesday and his wife named

CONCORD (AP) — Inmates at New Hampshire’s Merrimack County jail who barricaded a stairway in a rebellion have voluntarily returned to their cells. The jail remained in lockdown throughout the day on Tuesday. No one was injured and officials were assessing the damage. John Vinson, a staff attorney for the county Department of Corrections, told the Concord Monitor that the uprising started at 8:15 a.m. after inmates were told they would lose their television privileges if they didn’t clean their unit. About 12 to 14 maximum security inmates threw paper and other items from the jail’s second level and barricaded a stairway with items from their cells. Vinson said they also destroyed televisions and sprinkler heads. He says the inmates returned to their cells around 11 a.m.

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in the murder of a British businessman as Chinese leaders moved to stem a scandal that has exposed divisive infighting. The announcement that Bo Xilai was being suspended from the Communist Party’s Politburo and Central Committee and that his wife was a suspect in a homicide investigation put an end to a colorful political career. Media-savvy with a populist flair, Bo gained a nationwide following for busting organized crime and for reviving communist culture while running the inland mega-city of Chongqing. His publicity-seeking ways angered some in the top leadership, however. In recent weeks, allegations of Bo’s and his family’s misdeeds leaked into public view, threatening to complicate preparations by the

the Brookings Institution in Washington. “The party wants to really resolve the Bo Xilai crisis in a relatively short period of time. They want to make sure that the attention for the 18th party congress will not suffer too much from the Bo Xilai episode.” Bo’s patrons included retired party elders who retain influence over senior appointments, and among his vocal supporters were influential generals and party members, scholars and ordinary Chinese who identify themselves as leftists. His removal raises questions about whether Chinese leaders will have to make concessions to them to achieve the political balance that has restrained factional fighting in recent decades.

Arkansas’s Petrino fired in aftermath of bike wreck FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas fired coach Bobby Petrino on Tuesday, saying he engaged in reckless behavior that included hiring his mistress and then intentionally misleading his bosses about everything from their relationship to her presence at the motorcycle accident that ultimately cost him his job. “He made the decision to mislead the public, (and it) adversely affected the university and the football program,” athletic director Jeff Long said at an evening news conference, choking up at one point as he discussed telling players the news. There was a “pattern of misleading and manipulative behavior

to deceive me.” It was a stunning fall for Petrino, who had built Arkansas into a Southeastern Conference and national power over four seasons, including a 21-5 record the past two years. But Long made it clear that the success on the field was overshadowed by a laundry list of deceptive acts. The 51-year-old Petrino was injured in an April 1 motorcycle accident. He was put on paid leave last week after admitting he lied about the presence of the 25-year-old employee, Jessica Dorrell, who had been riding with him. see PETRINO page 4

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Construction was expected to begin this spring. But last month, Nyhan’s Solid Waste Advisory Committee voted to recommend that the city not go forward with the project as proposed, after all. Among other things, city officials expressed concern that a change in the financing for the $15.6 million construction project created unwanted risk for Concord. If the plant were to fail, Concord would have been responsible for paying back 41.5 percent of the project’s loans, or roughly $4.03 million. The co-op has since changed course, with its operating committee voting last week to discuss a new plan with the city. Under the new proposal, Casella Waste Systems, which is set to operate the co-opowned plant, would pledge to pay off any remaining debt if the plant were to fail in its first five years of operation. Nyhan and City Manager Tom Aspell said Concord’s solid waste committee is willing to listen to such new ideas. Presher said after last night’s vote that co-op officials would continue discussions with city staff. “We’ll be back in a couple weeks,” Presher said. Last week, Presher told the co-op’s operating committee that he wanted to avoid a drawn-out process, and hoped for a decision within four to six weeks on whether to pull the plug on the single-stream project.

PETRINO from page 3 Long said his investigation, which took less than a week, found that Petrino had even given Dorrell $20,000 at one point, though he wouldn’t disclose what it was for. He also said Petrino was fired “with cause” -- meaning he will not receive a multimilliondollar buyout -- and there were no discussions about ways to keep Petrino at Arkansas. Petrino finishes his tenure at Arkansas with a 34-17 record in four seasons, leading the Razorbacks to a No. 5 final ranking last season and a Cotton Bowl win over Kansas State. He did not immediately issue a statement. The accident left him with four broken ribs, a cracked vertebra in his neck and numerous abrasions on his face. The avid motorcycle rider said the sun and wind caused him to lose control on the windy two-lane highway, about 20 miles southeast of Fayetteville. What the married father of four failed to mention, both at a news conference and to Long, was the

presence of a Dorrell, a former Arkansas volleyball player and Razorback Foundation fundraiser who Petrino had hired to a football-department position just days before the accident. That revelation was made public when the state police released the accident report. Petrino informed Long of Dorrell’s presence 20 minutes before the police released the report to the public, also admitting to what he called a previous inappropriate relationship with Dorrell. Long placed Petrino on paid leave later that night, saying he was disappointed in Petrino and promising to review the coach’s conduct. He said his review found that the relationship between the two had lasted a “significant” amount of time. As the review continued, the state police released the audio of the 911 call reporting Petrino’s accident. It revealed Petrino didn’t want to call police following the crash, and a subsequent police report showed he asked police if he was required to give the name of the passenger during the accident.


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Council warm to Baer’s idea of hiring tourism guru to come to Laconia Though colleagues suggest Chamber of Commerce & BCEDC should be involved with picking up the tab By Michael Kitch LACONIA — Without making a firm decision, the City Council this week responded favorable to Councilor Brenda Baer (Ward 4) proposal to invest $7,500 in booking Roger Brooks of Destination Development International (DDI) to offer a presentation to public officials and business owners on steps — especially “branding” — to enhance the local tourist industry. Baer reminded the council that she and others from the city heard the Seattle-based consultant speak on this theme in Franklin in 2007 and despite leaving “full of enthusiasm and determination” never applied what they learned. She said that he makes a presentation and conducts a seminar during a session lasting four hours followed by an hour of questions and answers for $7,500. Councilor Henry Lipman (Ward 3), who was among those in Franklin, said that Brooks might be “a good catalyst” for a wider discussion about economic development. “Maybe it’s time to resurrect that idea again,” he said. However, he doubted there was sufficient time to organize an event before the close of the fiscal year at the end of June and suggested budget-

ing for a presentation in the early fall. “I don’t disagree with any of it,” said Councilor Bob Hamel (Ward 5), who suggested that a presentation might be more appropriately funded by the Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce or the Belknap County Economic Development Council (BCEDC). Lipman recalled that while Brooks’s approach involved municipal government it is not “municipally driven,” but instead draws primarily on the private sector. Baer agreed, stressing the importance of participation by business owners. Mayor Mike Seymour invited Baer to join him in meeting with the Chamber of Commerce and BCEDC to consider what part they might play in the process while building funding into the 2012-2013 budget as Lipman suggested. According to DDI’s promotional material the firm has served more than 1,000 clients in North America and Europe, including many municipalities. Brooks outlines three phases in the development of a robust tourist economy — getting passers-by to stop, becoming the hub for attractions and activities in the area and becoming the destination, “the best of all worlds.”

SANTORUM from page 2 delegates needed to clinch the nomination at the party’s convention in August. Romney has tried to ignore his GOP rivals and campaign against the president since he first entered the race last year with a pitch focused on the recovering but still frail economy. But Romney was forced to go after Santorum and former house Speaker Newt Gingrich after Santorum showed strength in Iowa and Gingrich in South Carolina early this year. Then Santorum kept on, memorably winning three Southern primaries. Romney’s campaign has long been the best funded, the best organized, and the most professionally run of the GOP contenders. Despite Santorum’s refusal to get out of the race earlier — and Gingrich hasn’t officially dropped out yet — Romney had already begun looking ahead with a unifying message. He told Pennsylvania supporters last week that “we’re Republicans and Democrats in this campaign, but we’re all connected with one destiny for America.” And Obama has turned squarely to face Romney, recently assailing him by name, as his campaign has worked to paint Romney as a rich elitist who will win the nomination only because he buried his opponents under millions of dollars in negative advertising. “Neither he nor his special interest allies will be able to buy the presidency with their negative attacks,” Obama campaign manager Jim Messina said Tuesday after Santorum left the race. “The more the American people see of Mitt Romney, the less they like him

and the less they trust him.” In response, a Romney campaign spokeswoman insisted that “for Mitt Romney, this race has always been about defeating President Obama, and getting Americans back to work.” But Romney still has had to wage a drawn-out nomination fight that’s seen candidate after candidate try to block his path. That has highlighted Romney’s problem with the most conservative voters. As recently as last week, activists huddled with Santorum to try and figure out how to keep him in the race, and Gingrich was still insisting Tuesday that his campaign represents the “last stand for conservatives” as he vowed to stay in the race until the convention. Claiming a victory of sorts, Santorum said Tuesday, “Against all odds, we won 11 states, millions of voters, millions of votes.” That took its toll on Romney. It all started in Iowa, where vote counts initially showed an eight-vote Romney victory — giving him momentum and headlines. But weeks later — after the campaign had moved to South Carolina and Romney was battling Gingrich — Santorum was declared the winner. Romney’s campaign left Santorum for dead as he beat Gingrich in Florida and won in Nevada. But he lost three states — Colorado, Minnesota and Missouri — to Santorum on Feb. 7, breathing new life into the former senator’s insurgent candidacy and forcing Romney to compete for two more months. Santorum eventually won contests in Tennessee, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Kansas, Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana.


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Pat Buchanan

Main event: Socialism vs. Social Darwinism The night of his victories in Maryland, Wisconsin and the District of Columbia, Mitt Romney laid out the ground upon which he will stand to fight his fall battle with Barack Obama. Obama, said Mitt, seeks “a government-centered society.” But Mitt would restore an “opportunity society” built on the foundations of freedom and private enterprise. “Romney spoke in upbeat, elevated and optimistic tones that were steeped in themes of patriotism crafted for a general election,” said The New York Times. That same day, President Obama went before America’s editors to lay out the ground on which he intends to fight. His overarching themes will be security and fairness — social and economic security for the American people and a reduction in the inequality of a country in which the top 1-percent does extraordinarily well while the middle class treads water: “Can we succeed as a country where a shrinking number of people do exceedingly well while a growing number struggle to get by? ... “This is ... the defining issue of our time. ... It’s why I ran in 2008. It’s what my presidency has been about. It’s why I’m running again. ... I can’t remember a time when the choice between competing visions of our future has been so unambiguously clear.” With that, the president turned to the budget of Rep. Paul Ryan, which Romney had called “marvelous.” “This congressional Republican budget is ... a Trojan Horse ... an attempt to impose a radical vision on our country. It is thinly veiled social Darwinism ... antithetical to our entire history as a land of opportunity and upward mobility for everybody who’s willing to work for it.” Whereas the Romney-Ryan vision emphasizes individual initiative and entrepreneurship, Obama’s appeal is to the values of community and common purpose. Yet listening to Obama describe his Republican rivals recalls to mind Theodore Roosevelt assailing the “malefactors of great wealth” and Franklin Roosevelt savaging the “economic royalists” and “money-changers in the temple of our civilization.” Obama’s rhetoric is not remotely in that league. But the campaign he intends to run, which can be deduced from his speech to the editors, is one that the Republicans had best take seriously. Obama intends to plant himself in the populist-progressive tradition of William Jennings Bryan, FDR and Harry Truman and to demonize Mitt and the Ryan Republicans as the tireless toadies of the 1-percent. Obama’s strategy comes straight out of the old socialist Saul Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals”: “Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.” Demagogic though his rhetoric may be, Obama’s argument has appeal. For millions of Americans

agree with his fundamental points. The rich have gotten richer. The gap between rich and middle class has grown. The wages of workers have remained largely stagnant. A second strength of the Obama campaign is that today, if one adds up all the beneficiaries and all the employees of government, the total exceeds 91-million Americans. Moreover, half of wage earners have by now been dropped from the federal income tax rolls. The process has been going on since the Great Society was launched after Barry Goldwater’s defeat in 1964. Each decade, more Americans are dropped off the income tax rolls, more move onto government payrolls, and more sign up for benefits from government programs. If you benefit from programs you pay nothing to support, why would you vote for a Republican president who would cut those programs? Not only ideology but the interests of scores of millions of Americans now dictate a vote for the party of government and against any party that promises to cut government. We have arrived at the fail-safe point of the American republic. If we do not roll back government now, we will end up having to do it the way they are doing it in Italy, Spain and Greece, accompanied by riots in the streets. The strategy Obama has chosen, however, to turn the 2012 election into a choice between standing with the middle-class many, or the Wall Street few, is not only polarizing. It may prove perilous for President Obama. First, it is divisive and partisan, stripping Obama of all pretense to be the uniter who can bring red state and blue state together. Second, though this populist assault will energize the left, it will unsettle the middle and depreciate the most precious political assets Obama has — his presidential office and his personal reputation as a nice and likable man. Third, the timing is wrong. Such crescendo rhetoric usually comes in the last seven days before an election, not seven months. Moreover, a campaign to demonize Romney as a right-wing extremist would represent de facto admission by Obama that he cannot win running on his record. This tactic succeeded for the Democrats with Goldwater in 1964; it failed with Ronald Reagan in 1980. Romney’s political history and benign persona suggest that it will fail again. Nevertheless, while Romney stays on the high road, his surrogates may have to dial up their rhetoric soon to match that of Barack Obama. (Syndicated columnist Pat Buchanan has been a senior advisor to three presidents, twice a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination and the presidential nominee of the Reform Party in 2000.)

LETTERS I actually agree with Leo that we have too many foreign bases To the editor, Leo Sandy’s April 10 column — “America’s 4 Fundamentalisms” — offers the professor’s standard assortment of far left criticisms of United State’s social structure. However, I have to admit I agree with him about one of his observations. Sandy points out that we currently have 725 military bases on foreign soil. An analysis would likely reveal that some of those bases may be necessary for defense of the home land; however a review would also show that U.S. taxpayers are subsidizing the defense of Western Europe, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, and a host of other nations with the economic capacity for their own defense. These commitments are problematic for two principal reasons. The first is that our nation is economically bankrupt and cannot afford to be the defender of a multitude of other nations who have the capability of defending themselves, but chose to spend their revenues on other commitments. Just because South Korea is threatened by its starving northern counterpart doesn’t mean that our interests are served by going bankrupt defending them. South Korea is an immensely wealthy and resource rich nation. They clearly have the technological and human resources necessary for their own defense. The same goes for most of the other countries whose defense we currently defray. If we try to defend everything, we will weaken our ability to defend what is truly in our national interest. The second major reason our current external defense commitments work to our disadvantage lie in the human costs associated with their execution. We have over 20,000 soldiers who have been injured in combat in Iraq and Afghanistan and more that 6000 who have been killed. Those casualties offer lessons by extension concerning the potential consequences of our other alliances. Taiwan, for example, is more than capable of defending itself. It makes little sense that U.S. citizens should have to die defending it, if China decides it wishes to attack that island nation. The connection between our national interest and the defense of Taiwan has become more

The same logic holds true for many of our other allies and our continuing commitment to their protection. Why should we expend American lives, when the ally can neutralize the threat by vigilance on its own? Advocates for the current overextension will talk of strategic interest, trip wires, the cost of isolation etc. Times have changed, as have threats. I am not advocating that our country surrender its capabilities, in fact I would argue that we need to spend our dollars more wisely so that we can enhance our advantages further. Instead, I am suggesting that we follow Washington’s advice and cut back our entangling commitments. U.S. defense doctrine needs to evolve with changing conditions. The Soviets are gone, replaced by new adversaries. As with the Barbary pirates long ago, our policy needs to be clearly understood. They would tell you that if you attack the U.S. it will travel a very long distance to defend itself. Our current overextension and ill conceived policy detracts from our ability to convey that message because our dollars are being misspent along with the lives of our soldiers. Sandy no doubt views the defense equation differently than I as his many prior columns (and his most current one) suggest that he wants to gut defense so he can milk taxpayers for the construction of a socialist utopia. In his mind, the military’s consumption of resources and our national sovereignty are unhelpful impediments that are delaying our transformation into a socially more wholesome society. Given the consistent disastrous results of socialist experiments in Russia, Nazi Germany, North Korea, Western Europe, and China, Sandy’s slavish belief that socialism will solve our problems lends credence to Orwell’s observation that it takes a very educated person to believe certain things. Nevertheless, though we won’t agree on much else, Professor Sandy and I do agree that we have way too many bases and far too many commitments. A rare moment indeed for both of us, there’s no denying that. Charlie Gallagher Gilford

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LETTERS Plasma generators actually work & and are up and running

There was almost nothing socialist about Nazis, once in power

To the editor, Monday, Monday and another week starts. Couldn’t help notice coming back from Laconia yesterday afternoon that most of the gas station prices were $3.80/gal. or better. We can thank Mr. Obama’s energy policy’s for that. Green, green, green is all we hear from the liberals headed by the president. No matter the cost, no matter the hardships dumped on working families, the poor or the elderly, he intends to push for butt ugly, expensive, and inefficient solar panels that can’t be produced in the U.S. due to China’s cheep labor. Some policy! Unless you are among the 1-percent who do not worry about prices then you too are getting it in the neck from the Democrats/Obama. You know there are green energy sources that actually work and are cost effective but we never hear about them. Why is that? Just what is this overwhelming compulsion to focus on solar and wind non-solutions? Have any readers ever even heard of plasma generators? These things actually work and are up and running here and there around the world. You don’t know what they are? Well let me explain. Plasma generators take

To the editor, Do I have to do this again? Last week another conservative played the Nazi card. This week, Rep. Bob Kingsbury joined. He writes, “I came into adult status as a First Scout for a Rifle Squad, (to defend the well-being of the people); fighting socialism (The German Nazi’s and “Nazi” stands for “National Socialist Party”)..” The claim he was fighting socialism is from another planet. The “National Socialist Worker’s Party” was socialist in name only. Everyone but right wingers knows this. The Nazis were founded by extreme right reactionaries such as the racist Völkisch German nationalist movement and the antiCommunist Freikorps militia culture. Drexler, Feder and Eckart were the main founders of the “German Worker’s Party” of 1919 that became the Nazis. Thinking it was another socialist party to watch carefully, Hitler was sent in as a spy but then found he supported the party’s ideas. There was almost nothing socialist about Nazi actions when in power. The Nazis even sought to repeal Germany’s Healthcare Act of 1871 but Hess convinced them not to on the eve of war. Nazis despised both socialists and democrats; liberals of any stripe. They were represented by Germany’s largest party, the Social Democrat Party. To the Nazis, these socialists and democrats, along with communists and Jews were why Germany lost the War. Hitler outlawed the Social Democrat Party as soon as the Enabling Act passed in 1933. Then the German Communist Party was banned, too. The Social Democrat Party was an ally of the west, Mr Kingsbury! The fascists were not. You fought no German socialists during WW2. Here is who you fought. Not only were Nazis racists who saw Blacks and Jews as inferiors, Nazis saw women through the neolithic lenses of biological purpose. The 1933 Law for the Encouragement of Marriage paid young women to get married. In 1934 came the Ten Commandments for Choosing a Mate. After four years in the Hitler Youth, every girl at 14 entered the German Ladies League. There they learned how to be a good wife and mother and that their place was in the home. Women were forbidden to wear makeup and long hair had to be put in a bun or braid. Hitler and Mussolini had valuable prizes for women who had four or more kids. Medals, too. On Hitler’s rise to power, Women were removed from the blue collar labor force. Then the professional

in any solid matter and tear it apart at the molecular level eliminating it without any omissions into the environment. That includes leaves and brush, toxic waste, medical waste, anything except atomic waste, you name it. As a bonus the system produces a third more electricity then it uses. It’s a win/win system. We eliminate all kinds of trash and junk and produce power doing so, but do we ever hear about it? Heck no, all the green folks can talk about is solar and wind. People this ill informed can not and should not be taken seriously and I include the president in that description. As far as I can tell Obama is pandering to ill informed potential voters in desperation hoping his failed administration will not be considered by them come November. Well voters, if you think things will get better when Obama has nothing to lose and you don’t mind paying through the nose for next winters heat, food, and rent then by all means vote for getting screwed by the administration now in power. Otherwise you really should go in the other direction and vote for anyone except Obama and his Democrats. Steve Earle Hill

GOP holding up Obama’s judicial appointments for no good reason To the editor, The GOP in the U.S.Senate is filibustering President Obama’s nominees for dozens of seats on the federal judiciary. As of March 12, 2012 there were 22 judicial nominees waiting for the Senate vote. This means, among other things, that court dockets are so full that there are not enough judges to hear cases in a timely manner. I thought that we had the right in American for a “speedy trial”. Not under the GOP we don’t. The sad thing is that in the Senate Judiciary Committee these nominees were approved by both Democrats and Republicans until these nominees came up for a floor vote in the Senate. That is when the GOP took over by blocking these appointments. After months of the Republicans filibustering these Federal and Circuit Judge appointments, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, threatened to file “cloture petitions”. A Cloture Petition

is the procedural maneuver needed to halt a filibuster in the Senate. By doing this the Senate would have to spend hundreds of hours on procedural votes to get each judicial appointment approval. Well guess what? Mitch McConnell, Senate Minority Leader gave in. The result, was an agreement on eleven appointments — still leaving eleven appointments unfilled. So much for a speedy trial. Most of us don’t really pay attention to these kinds of appointments. This news doesn’t make the headlines daily. My point is that the GOP, in order to keep their promise to get Obama out of the White House at any cost, is doing EVERYTHING it can to OBSTRUCT the “work of the people” down to appointing judges. Give me a break here—we are not talking about an appointment to the Supreme Court. Cathy Dawson Laconia

How can GOP support more tax cuts for the wealthy & big oil? To the editor, First, as a campaign promise, let’s do away with Republican buzz phrases like “This will start a class war!” We are already in a class war — a war that big corporations and the very wealthy have won and will continue winning unless someone changes the rules of the game. That is what President Obama wants to do with the Buffet Tax Rule. The Buffet Tax Rule means that no millionaire should pay a lower rate than a typical middle class family. The rule would have the greatest affect those whose income is received

from capital gains, in other words, the people who don’t have to work for a living. How can the Republicans continue to support further tax cuts for the wealthy and big oil and corporations? The tax cuts for the rich that President Bush put into effect during his term didn’t do a darn thing when the economy collapsed. Let’s make the tax code reflect who has the ability to pay rather than the ability to avoid taxation. The place to start is by enacting the Buffett Tax Rule Cathy Merwin Meredith

women were dismissed. 100,000 women teachers found themselves without a job or a union. With Abortion and contraception outlawed; careers destroyed and rights violated, this WAR ON WOMEN caused large numbers of women to flock to liberal political organizations. On his rise to power, Hitler also sent thousands of brownshirts to arrest homosexuals and close their businesses. 700 were jailed on the first day. A police force (IIS) for tracking homosexuals evolved to become the Reich Office for the Combating of Homosexuality and Abortion. Created by Himmler and Hitler in 1936, it was Germany’s bureaucracy for policing the nation’s sexual and reproductive lives. By 1939, 100,000 gay men had been arrested in their WAR ON GAYS. WAR ON IMMIGRANTS! The Nazi’s 25 Point Plan (1920) was vehemently anti-immigrant. They attacked those not speaking German in Germany. They attacked cultural diversity by attacking all non-German culture, art, and music as enemies of German purity. The 25 Points wanted the government to shut down all foreign cultural and artistic expressions. WAR NON MULTICULTURALISM! True socialism nationalizes its industries but when the Nazis came to power they privatized industries instead. Fascism believes in private property and private enterprise — socialism doesn’t. Germany’s Social Democrats supported workers’ rights but the Nazis outlawed unions because they were democratic and socialist. WAR ON UNIONS! To get a job after unions were crushed, workers had to join the party’s National Labor Front. Socialism is when the people, through government, control production and distribution while Fascism is a merger of corporate power with state power — CITIZENS UNITED ON CRACK!. Supported by industrial giants, Mussolini’s Blackshirts operated similarly, crushing unions and forcing popular socialist mayors to resign. Tens of thousands of liberals, democrats, socialists and communists were murdered by the fascists in Germany, Italy, and Spain. All this before the war! All the traits of the Nazis listed above are anything but socialist. They are typical right wing regimes: wars against women, workers, unions, immigrants, multiculturalism and homosexuals. You will find them everywhere you find right wingers in power. James Veverka Tilton

New health care law contains many benefits for many people To the editor, Just read the letter submitted by Don Ewing concerning President Obama and the Health Care Law. First and foremost Mr. Ewing, you must remember that President Obama was lawfully elected president, as opposed to President Bush who was appointed to office by the Rehnquist Court. One can say that Bush/Cheney were ‘crowned’.

Second and most important: the Health Care Law was passed by Congress. This law contains many good aspects and benefits for the great portion of our society. I might ask, why are you do you feel so threatened by this law and in particular President Obama’s presidency? Bernadette Loesch Laconia


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LETTERS GHS Robotics Team still selling LED light bulbs to finance trip To the editor, I too, would like to thank everyone who helped the Gilford High Schools FIRST Robotics Team make our Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser a success. If you have not heard the team won the Granite State Regional Robotics Competition, and is heading to the World Championship in St. Louis. They will face other winning teams from all over the United States and 56 countries. I want to thank each and every person who came and joined us for a most wonderful dinner of spaghetti and meatballs, bread and salad all cooked and donated by Bill and Sally Bickford, owners of Kitchen Cravings, along with U.S. Foods and Hannaford. Thanks to Coca-Cola and McDonalds for beverages and dispensers, and Laconia Ice to keep them cold. Thanks to all the parents who donated the delicious desserts. Thank you, Gilford Community Church for your most generous donation for a place to hold this dinner. Thank you to all who donated raffle items. The Bead Store for the cool robot jewelry, Mills Falls for an overnight stay, Cinema 8 for two movie tickets, Shaw’s for gift cards and other much needed supplies, WalMart for gift cards, Photon Robotics for BLU the cool robot kit, Meadowbrook for concert tickets, PSU for a Laptop computer, Gunstock for Zip-Line and Adventure Tour passes, Julie Andrews for candles and our team buttons, Taipei Osaka, T-Bones, Cactus Jacks, Fratellos, Mames, and the Common man for dinning gift certificates .Congratulations to all who won. A special thank you to parents, brothers and sisters, aunts and uncles, friends etc. who worked along-

side the team helping with serving and clean-up and a special thanks to Peter Sawyer for washing the dishes. Thanks to everyone who bought LED light bulbs. I would also like to thank all the individuals and companies who have pledged or donated to the team. Your support has been most gracious. The Robotics team is very close to its goal for the amount of money we need to get to St. Louis, stay there and compete, but we still need some help. Please keep in mind the robotics team is always selling LED light bulbs and have them in stock year round. These light bulbs are environmentally friendly, fit any standard light socket and are dimmable they come in 450 lumens which is the equivalent to a 40 watt incandescent light bulb and 800 lumens which is the equivalent to a 60 watt. They turn right on and produce a softer light. They last over 25,000 hours, that’s three hours a day for 23 years and cost under $2 a year to operate. An incandescent bulb lasts around 750 hours and CFL 10,000 hours. Our LED bulbs contain no mercury like CFLs and are easily disposed of. Our Light bulbs cost $15 for the 450 lumens and $26 for the 800 lumens. More than $7 a bulb goes to the team. Anyone interested in purchasing light bulbs can contact me by email at or ask a team member. Donations to the team can also be sent to: Gilford High School FIRST Robotics Team ,88 Alvah Wilson Road. Gilford NH, 03249 Jackie Drever GHS FIRST Robotic Team Mentor

The formula is really pretty simple: more guns = less crime To the editor, The N.R.A. IS right, thank God. Law makers are constantly trying to take away your gun rights. Our founding fathers spent eight years defeating the greatest army on earth at the time. There’s a reasons it’s the SECOND amendment. No one was shot at a school with an automatic weapon. No one bought an automatic weapon and sent it to Mexico. Automatic weapons have been outlawed since 1932. The most popular gun in American is an AR-15, civilian version of M-16 assault rifle. It is a .22 caliber, hardly high-powered.

Gun sales are at an all-time high. Violent crime is at its lowest in 37 years, murder lowest in 47. One exception: New York City, 5-percent increase in crime and 14-percent increase in murder. Coincidentally, they have the most restrictive gun laws in America. Hmmmm, Mayor Bloomberg has spent millions to take away the gun rights. Virginia passed a law marking all ammo sold, and never solved a single crime using it. The name of the book is more guns, less crime. Arnold Dunn Laconia

We haven’t had much a winter & music festival would help To the editor, I read the article in Tuesday’s edition of The Daily Sun about the City Council’s decision to not allow the music festival to be held. I disagree. I think it should be held. It seems to me like anything that helps the local economy around here, they want to crush it. For example, all these people against Bike Week — they don’t like the noise. If you don’t like motorcycles, move somewhere else, or stay away from the Weirs during that week. If you don’t like the loud music, don’t go near it!

People who don’t like bike noise still buy houses right on main roads, or get apartments right on main roads, then they’re the first ones to complain about the noise. The festival is for ONE night! These events bring tens of thousands of dollars to our economy each summer. We haven’t had much of a winter, so we need to make it up this summer. All the people who go to these events will buy gas here,go to our restaurants, bars, hotels, etc. Derek Morrissette Laconia


Marine Patrol warns that water temperature is still in the low 40s

GILFORD — The N.H. Marine Patrol in warning residents and visitors that an early spring has not tempered the danger presented by water temperatures that are stil hovering in the low 40s. “The first four months of 2012 has brought the Granite State record setting temperatures jump starting people’s desire to be on the water — unfortunately the dangers still exist,” said Sergeant Joshua Dirth. “Add the numerous days with high blustery winds and what is normally a serene place to recreate can actually become down right treacherous.” The Division of State Police, Marine Patrol Bureau is urging everyone to inspect their safety equipment before getting underway. “It is very eye opening to the boater the number of discrepancies we find when conducting inspections of safety equipment during boat stops, commercial and courtesy inspections” said Dirth. “Bottom line is we want people to be safe, but we urge them to take the initiative.” Safety officials always stress the need to wear a life jacket. The law

requires life jackets to be of proper size, U.S. Coast Guard approved and readily acceptable, defined as being within arms reach. Other equipment that is required to be on board is a sound producing device, fire extinguisher if operating a petroleum powered craft, and proper lighting if operating after sunset. Other considerations might include carrying a cell phone, filing a float plan, knowledge of your VHF radio, having an EPIRB (Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon), and a flare kit. Marine Patrol urges caution before someone dismisses the perils of cold water immersion. This phenomenon causes someone to lose their body heat up to twenty-five times faster than cold air alone when immersed in cold water. The past three years New Hampshire has experienced seventy reportable boating accidents on vessels 16-feet and under; twenty -nine of which involved personal injury and seven that were fatal. Sergeant Dirth reminded people “not to exceed their own or their boats capabilities; for as beautiful as the water is, it can be very unforgiving.”

GILFORD from page one lenge, the supervisors found that “it is more likely than not” that Aichinger’s qualifications were “in doubt” and afforded her 30 days to offer proof of her domicile. Aichinger was out of the country at the time of Wernig initial challenge but yesterday she began began her defense by refuting the evidence Wernig offered in support of his claim, namely that her homes in Gilford are listed for rent, her mailing address in is Bedford and her daughter attends school in Bedford. Aichinger explained that she and her husband own two homes on Governor’s Island and list them for rent for limited periods, noting it is not unusual for waterfront property owners to rent their homes to pay their property taxes. Her residence at 558 Edgewater Drive, she said, was rented for two weeks in 2009 and seven weeks in 2011 while the other home next door is near completion and listed for rent. Likewise, Aichinger acknowledged, as Wernig charged, that her mailing address is 36 Olde English Road in Bedford, but said that it is also the mailing address of Future Plus Systems Corporation, the firm she and her husband own and operate. She recalled that when she and her neighbor were in litigation someone took a legal document from her mailbox and “sprinkled it all around the island page by page” and since then has had mail sent to the firm. Although a mailing address is not a legal address, Aichinger said that Wernig, out of either “ignorance or malice,” chose to claim they are one and the same. She told the supervisors that many Gilford voters have mailing addresses elsewhere. “It’s perfectly legal,” she said. Aichinger told the supervisors that two of her children reside and vote in Gilford while the third and youngest

attends school in Bedford, where she resides with her father. “For young girls, the only thing more important than their phone is their friends,” Aichinger said, explaining that her daughter chose to keep her friendships through school. Moreover, she said that because “I travel extensively, it makes sense for the youngest child to stay with the parent who travels least. When the family gets together, Aichinger insisted, “they come to us in Gilford.” Next Aichinger offered abundant evidence supporting her claim that she makes her home in Gilford. She changed her legal address to Gilford with the New Hampshire Division of Motor Vehicles in 2008. She holds a pistol permit issued by the Gilford Police Chief. She banks in Gilford. She has frequently attended meetings of the Board of Selectmen, Budget Committee and Planning Board. She hosts political events at her home in Gilford. She has volunteered as a tennis coach in Gilford. She even provided records of credit card purchases indicating that she shops “in and around the town of Gilford” and seldom anywhere else. Moreover, by marking each purchase on calendars for 2009, 2010 and 2011, she recorded her presence in the area. After pondering the evidence for about an hour, the board abandoned its original doubts and without reservation ruled in Aichinger’s favor. Aichinger expressed her appreciation to the board for their thorough approach to her case. However, at the same time, she suggested much of their time and hers could have been spared had she been able to answer the challenge before the supervisors found her qualifications “in doubt,” which set the lengthy investigative process in motion. Likewise, Aichinger repeated that Wernig’s challenge was “a political stunt” designed “to influence the outcome of the election and to defame my see next page

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INTER-LAKES from page one ebrants. Baggaley said that instances of drunk driving and other dangerous behaviors are at their height during the Friday and Saturday evening of the annual celebration of the motorcycle lifestyle. Of the 84 graduating seniors, Baggaley estimated that 90-percent would drive themselves to and from graduation. “When they leave at 9 o’clock at night, they will be smack in the middle of Weirs Beach... This is no place for our kids to be.” Other board members remained silent on the issue. Baggaley’s comments came after Kennelly presented results of a survey, given to students and parents, asking for preferences among their choices of three dates and three locations. Other sites included the high school’s upper soccer field and the Sandwich Fairgrounds. The results of Kennelly’s survey showed that June 15 at Meadowbrook was the most popular time and place, with 49 parents and students listing it as their preference. That number included 31 students, while 13 of their peers preferred a graduation at Sandwich Fairgrounds. “In looking at the data, I think the choice is clear,” said Kennelly. Baggaley wasn’t convinced, though, and asked why there were only 48 results from students, when 84 are expected to graduate. Kennelly estimated that about 20 returned surveys weren’t counted because students had written Xs or check marks on the survey, instead of a 1, 2 or 3 as they

had been directed. “You couldn’t discern what information the student was trying to offer,” said Kennelly. “Something doesn’t seem right,” Baggaley responded. “Out of 84 graduating seniors, half can’t fill out a survey?” “That was the data that came back,” said Kennelly. After the meeting, Superintendent Phil McCormack said scheduling the time and place of graduation was within the purview of the high school principal. Kennelly said that, as far as she was concerned, the matter had been decided. NOTES: The board approved a request to hire a two-thirds time math teacher for the high school to meet unexpected demand among students. Without the extra teacher, McCormack said some class sizes would be as large as 34 students. He said the money for the position would be found within the high school’s budget for next year. . . . . . At the other end of the spectrum, the board also approved a request from Kennelly to continue to offer two classes although fewer than 10 students had signed up for them. The classes were advanced placement computer science and a combined level 3 and 4 French. . . . . . Board Member Lisa Merrill, who is chairing the committee to find a replacement for the retiring McCormack, said a “meet and greet” with the final two superintendent candidates was held last week. “We are still in the process, hopefully it will be finalized soon,” she reported.

WEDDING from page 2 Legal Aid firm that represented her was not immediately returned. Among the alleged victims listed in the indictment is the Nu-Cavu restaurant in Wallkill, where the bridal reception was held and wine and appetizers worth more than $1,000 were donated. Part-owner Carmela Vitolo-Gelsomine said, “We tried to do the best we could for her. We thought she was in a situation where she needed help.” Others listed as victims are the boutique that donated the wedding dress, and a woman who volunteered to do hair and makeup for the bride and seven bridesmaids. Schneiderman said that in 2010, Vega, then living in Montgomery, claimed she had just a few months to live and wanted a “dream wedding” to Michael O’Connell, father of her yearold daughter. Her cause spread quickly around

the mid-Hudson region, helped by a story in the Times Herald Record. The newspaper said Vega showed a reporter what she said was a doctor’s letter confirming the diagnosis. Vega also said she planned to leave letters to her daughter that the girl could open after the mother’s death on such occasions as her prom or graduation. The community was “touched by her story,” the attorney general said. Vega and O’Connell were married in May 2010. Four months later, O’Connell expressed suspicions to the newspaper, saying he believed the doctor’s letter was fake. Vega said she hadn’t lied. One of the charges in the indictment says Vega was in possession of a forged document. The couple divorced, but the Times Herald Record reported Tuesday that O’Connell said they had been living together again in Virginia and had a second child.

from preceding page character” and asked if there were way to quickly dispose of such baseless challenges. She said that most voters would not have the time and resources to mount a defense comparable to her own. Kate Miller, an attorney with Donahue, Tucker and Ciandella, PLLC who was advising the supervisors, said that the supervisors were bound by the process stipulated by state law and not authorized to question the purpose, only the evidence, for challenges to the qualifications of voters. David “Skip” Murphy, who video recorded the session for his blog — Granite Grok — upon learning that Miller’s services cost the town $160

per hour wondered if there was any means of compelling Wernig, who has complained about the cost of frivolous litigation to the town, to foot the bill. “No,” said Miller. “There is no recourse.” Meanwhile, as the supervisors toiled in Gilford, the Public and Municipal Affairs Committee of the New Hampshire Senate voted unanimously to scuttle a bill that would make it easier to challenge voters. House Bill 1301, which carried the House by a vote of 212 to 129, would eliminate the requirement a person challenging a voter submit an affidavit stating the grounds for the challenge as well as allow challenges to be made on election day at the registration table.

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until the sixth, when Ellsbury led off with a walk and moved to third on Dustin Pedroia’s double. Gonzalez hit a sacrifice fly, with Pedroia advancing to third, and Drabek was replaced after walking Ortiz. Toronto escaped when Frasor came on and got Kevin Youkilis to ground into a double play. Toronto promptly put the game out of reach by scoring three runs and chasing Bard in the bottom half. Encarnacion walked and stole second and Lawrie reached on an infield single, bringing Justin Thomas out of the Red Sox bullpen. Eric Thames walked to load the bases before J.P. Arencibia lined a two-run single to right. Colby Rasmus capped it with a sacrifice fly to left. Bard (0-1) allowed five runs and eight hits in five-plus innings, walked one and struck out a career-high six. NOTES: Bard’s previous high in strikeouts was five, set in a 2 1-3 inning stint at Toronto on May 29, 2009. ... Bautista went 0 for 4 and struck out three times. ... Youkilis came in hitless in 12 at-bats this season before reaching on a one-out double to right in the second. ... Red Sox RHP Daisuke Matsuzaka (right elbow) threw 49 pitches over three innings in an extended spring training game Monday. ... Boston INF Mike Aviles was held out of the lineup with a slightly sprained left ankle. Aviles suffered the injury breaking out of the box in his second at-bat Monday. ... A male fan jumped out of the seats down the right field line, stripped off his shirt and pants, and ran across the field during Toronto’s rally in the bottom of the third. The game had to be paused again in the fourth when a fan stood in the batter’s eye in center field. ... Toronto Raptors guard Jose Calderon threw out the first pitch. ... Left-handers Jon Lester and Ricky Romero each get their first start in Wednesday’s series finale, a 12:37 EDT start.

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Celtics beat the Heat in Miami, 115-107 MIAMI (AP) — A week ago, the Boston Celtics beat the Miami Heat with defense. This time, they did it with offense. Paul Pierce scored 27 points, Kevin Garnett added 24 points and nine rebounds, and the Celtics made their first eight shots of the fourth quarter to hold off the Heat 115-107 on Tuesday night. Rajon Rondo posted double-digit assists for the 18th straight game, extending the NBA’s longest such streak in 20 years with an 18-point, 15-assist effort. Brandon Bass added 12 points and 10 rebounds, while Avery Bradley scored 11 for the Celtics, who shot a season-high 61 percent and survived two possessions where Miami could have tied the score in the final quarter. “We talk about it in fighting terms,” Celtics coach Doc Rivers said. “We told them today before the game, you’re in a boxing match, you expect to get hit. They’re going to hit you. They did and we withstood it. I thought that was important for our team.” LeBron James finished with 36 points, seven rebounds and seven assists for Miami, which got 20 from Dwyane Wade and 18 from Mario Chalmers. Chris Bosh finished with 13 on 5-for-13 shooting for Miami, which has gone 5-5 in its last 10 games. The Celtics beat Miami 91-72 in Boston on April 1, a game the Heat called “unacceptable” after establishing season-lows in scoring and shooting. This one won’t sit much better with the reigning Eastern Conference champions, who ousted the Celtics in five games from last year’s playoffs and could see them in the second

round of the upcoming postseason. No team had shot better than 55 percent against the Heat this season, and Boston’s 115 points were two shy of matching a season-high against Miami. “We left Boston feeling awful at our performance,” James said. “I don’t feel as bad tonight. Those guys, they were locked in. Not only did they make their open shots, they made their contested shots. ... When you’ve got it going like that, just tip your hat off. We tip our hat off to them tonight. They won it.” Boston improved to 18-7 since the All-Star break, and dealt Miami a blow in the race for the No. 1 seed in the East. The Heat fell 2½ games behind Chicago, which played later Tuesday at home against the New York Knicks. “It took a while,” Rondo said, “but we’re peaking at the right time.” A layup by Wade got Miami within 108-103 with 2:22 left, before Garnett made a high-arcing jumper that dropped softly through the net, his 11th make in 14 shots. That pretty much described the night. Whenever Miami got close, the Celtics found a way to hold them off. “It’s a game of runs,” Pierce said. “You have one of the best teams in the NBA at home. You know they’re going to make a run. That’s what makes them who they are. They know how to turn it on. We did a good job of holding their runs to a minimum.” Miami had two shots to tie early in the fourth after being down by as many as 18 earlier, before Garnett made jump shots on four straight possessions, the average length of those makes being 19 feet.

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TRIAL from page one hours in the fifth day of testimony in the trial taking place in Belknap County Superior Court. She was the prosecution’s final witness. Durgin, 37, is charged with manslaughter and negligent homicide in connection with LaPierre’s death. He is also charged with three misdemeanors – simple assault, false imprisonment and witness tampering – in connection with his alleged actions in the hours after he allegedly punched and kicked LaPierre on May 2, 2011, in a house trailer at 399 South Main St. in Laconia. Durgin’s attorneys have argued that LaPierre’s injuries were the result of one or more falls the night of May 2-3, while he was extremely drunk. But Duval said that while it was possible some of the injuries might have been sustained in a fall, there were at least two that could only have occurred because of some outside force. “Two injuries are completely inconsistent with a fall,” she told the jury of eight women and five men. Those, she explained, were injuries to the top of LaPierre’s head, as well as a black eye and fractured orbit, the cavity or socket of the skull in which the eye and its appendages are situated. Duval said that her autopsy showed that LaPierre did suffer from several medical problems associated with severe alcoholism, including cirrhosis of the liver. But alcoholism was not a cause of death, she said. Duval said that when LaPierre was taken to Lakes Region General Hospital shortly after he was found lying against a fence in the small yard outside the trailer just after 11 a.m. on May 3, 2011, doctors found that he was suffering from a life-threatening brain injury. LaPierre was rushed to DartmouthHitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon where doctors immediately performed a craniotomy to relieve the subdural hematoma – a large collection of blood on the surface of his brain. While surgeons were able to remove a large blood clot during the procedure, Duval said that doctors ultimately concluded that LaPierre had no chance of recovery. “He was very close to a persistent vegetative state,” she said. While a CT scan image was projected onto a screen set up in the courtroom, Duval explained that the subdural hematoma forced the brain to shift inside LaPierre’s skull. Without surgery that compression to the brain would shut off blood flow to the brain, she said. Duval added that had LaPierre not been discovered on the morning to May 3, 2011, he probably would have died soon afterward. Duval also said that her autopsy and hospital X-rays showed that LaPierre had 10 cracked ribs.

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GILFORD — Dr. Edward F. LaSala, 83, of 2600 Lake Shore Road #98 died peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Monday, April 9, 2012. Dr. LaSala was born June 15, 1928 in Lynn, Mass., the son of Antonio and Antonetta (Vernava) LaSala. He graduated from Lynn English High School in 1946 and served in the U. S. Army during WWII. He received his BS in 1953, his MS in 1955 and his Doctor of Philosophy in Pharmacy in 1958 all from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy. Dr. LaSala enjoyed a long and distinguished teaching career at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy, rising through the ranks to become Professor of Chemistry and Department Head. He co-authored several publications. He received numerous awards including Teacher of the Year, 1969, Who Who’s in Science, Alumni Achievement Award- the Alumni’s highest honor, College Medal 1991 for extraordinary service to MCP, was honored with several yearbook dedications and received the MCPAHS Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching, 1983-1984. He co-founded Listen, Inc. of Saugus, Mass. and was an instructor of Pharmacology at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital School of Nursing 1966-1975. He was twice elected by the student body to give commencement addresses. Dr. LaSala was a communicant of St. Joseph Church, Laconia. He was a member of Phi Delta Chi Fraternity, Rho Chi Honor Society, American Chemical Society, the Massachusetts Drug Formulary Commission, Lake Shore Park Association, and the Thompson Ames Historical Society. Dr. LaSala loved western movies, woodworking, caning chairs, cooking, antiquing, working with Habitat for Humanity, all kinds of music, especially the Boston Pops and patriotic tunes, outdoor concerts, wind jamming cruises, and especially loved

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LRGH Nursery Meredith Village Savings Bank Fund awards Guild’s Annual Spring $2,000 to Lakes Region Child Care Services Baby and Children’s Boutique is Saturday LACONIA — The Lakes Region General Hospital Nursery Guild will hold its annual Spring Baby and Children’s Boutique on Saturday, April 14 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Laconia Community Center on Union Avenue. This boutique is a great opportunity to purchase children’s clothing, furniture, and toys at a very reasonable price. Proceeds from the boutique will benefit Women’s and Children’s health programs throughout the Lakes Region. If you’d like to turn your baby and children’s items into cash, consignments and donations of Spring/ Summer children’s clothing, furniture, and toys will be accepted on Wednesday, April 11 from 6-9 p.m. and on Thursday, April 12 from 9 a.m.–6 p.m. at the Laconia Community Center. For more information please contact the LRGH Nursery Guild at 524-3211 ext. 3018 or

‘Are you Afraid of Opera?’ at PSU April 18

LACONIA — Meredith Village Savings Bank is pleased to present “Are you Afraid of Opera?” on Wednesday, April 18 from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at the Woodside Building at the Taylor Community at 435 Union Avenue, Laconia. It will be the third installment in the 2012 Plymouth State University (PSU) Lecture Series, a joint effort with PSU’s Frost School of Continuing & Professional Studies and the Taylor Community of Laconia. Professor Emeritus Manuel Marquez-Sterling’s presentation will engage participants in his lifelong passion for opera. Dr. Marquez-Sterling taught history at PSU for 35 years with a specialty in medieval history and culture. He also broadcasted the popular radio program “History in the Music of the Great and not so Great Composers” over WPCR, the PSU radio station. Opera is a passion that Dr. MarquezSterling has brought to many venues, from academic halls to international cruises to traveling groups of opera aficionados in countries including Italy, France, England, and Spain. For the last 26 years, he has taught “Are You Afraid of Opera?” – a popular PSU community course. He is also a featured lecturer for “Opera New Hampshire.” For more information about the presentation, or to reserve a spot, call the Taylor Community at 524-5600.

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MEREDITH — With support from the Meredith Village Savings Bank Fund (MVSB Fund), Lakes Region Child Care Services (LRCCS) has been able to extend the reach of its Financial Assistance Fund. Lakes Region Child Care Services recently received a $2,000 grant from the MVSB Fund in order to provide tuition assistance to low income and otherwise impacted families. Grant funds will be allocated to LRCCS’s Financial Assistance Fund, which assists families whose income is at or below 133% of federal poverty guidelines, as well as others who have Debbie Grant (left), head teller at MVSB’s Gilford office, and Judi Tucker (right), assistant vice presidemonstrated financial dent, branch and business development manager at MVSB’s Gilford office, present a check to Marti need through extenuatIlg (center), executive director for Lakes Region Child Care Services, and a group of pre-school aged ing circumstances. children. The MVSB Fund recently awarded a $2,000 grant to LRCCS that will be used to help provide “We are so thankful tuition assistance to low income families. (Courtesy photo) for this generous contribution from the MVSB Fund,” said Marti Ilg, execumake a significant impact upon the lives of people in tive director of LRCCS. “This grant will go a long the local community. These grants are in addition to way toward helping us provide high-quality childthe bank’s regular contributions and the extraordicare to families in the Lakes Region who, otherwise, nary volunteer efforts by its employees. may not be able to afford it.” Since its inception in 1997 under the leadership of LRCCS is the second oldest non-profit child care John Starrett, then president and CEO of the bank, center in the state of New Hampshire and has provided 184 grants totaling more than $718,000 have been quality, affordable child care services for families in the awarded to a wide range of environmental, social, Lakes Region since 1968. The organization’s mission has educational, and historic projects throughout the remained the same since it was founded: to develop and Lakes Region and Plymouth area. Applications for provide quality, affordable early-learning and child care the next set of grants are due by October 15, 2012. services for families in the Laconia area. Meredith Village Savings Bank, founded in 1869, The award to Lakes Region Child Care Services is an independent mutual savings bank with 11 is one of 32 grants totaling $78,762 awarded by the offices serving individuals, families, businesses and MVSB Fund during the most recent grant cycle. The municipalities in the Lakes Region and the PlymFund makes grants every year to non-profits that outh area.

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Center Harbor couple’s son running for good cause in Boston Marathon on April 16 BOSTON — David Concannon, the son of William and Elisabeth Concannon of Center Harbor, is running the April 16 Boston Marathon for the benefit of Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program (BHCHP). “BHCHP delivers critical healthcare services to a vulnerable population among us, Boston’s homeless men, woman, and children,” said Concannon, who is running his second Boston Marathon. “Every time I lace up my sneakers to run, I think about the program, the donations I have received to support it, and know that everyone involved with this marathon team is making a difference.” Concannon, director of finance and administration for The Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers, Inc., said the mild weather this winter and his new Global Positioning System watch have made training very enjoyable. “You still have to get out and log the miles, but there haven’t been any real excuses for not hitting the pavement,” he said. Concannon said he is grateful to his employer, its subsidiary, Commonwealth Purchasing Group, his family and friends for their fundraising support. To donate to Concannon’s run, visit www.crowdrise. com/TeamBHCHP2012/fundraiser/davidconcannon. Founded in 1985, BHCHP has evolved into the

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LACONIA — NH Jazz will present Boston composer Brian Friedland and his Big Band on April 16 at 8 p.m. at Pitman’s Freight Room, located at 94 New Salem Street in Laconia. An emotive and bold composer, Brian Friedland’s many big band works explore a wide Brian Friedland (Courtesy range of atmospheres photo) and creative processes. His music is vividly brought to life and enhanced by a dedicated ensemble comprised of many of Boston’s most creative and respected improvisers. While his writing and the band’s playing is deeply rooted in jazz traditions, the music is enlivened by unusual stylistic juxtapositions ranging from classical minimalism to modern techno. Many of Friedland’s works for this concert were composed while working with New England Conservatory’s Jazz Composer’s Orchestra, where he recently earned his Master’s degree in jazz composi-

tion and met many members of his band. The band also features many of his frequent collaborators in Boston, and draws on repertoire he wrote for his six piece band Rhombus, which released a self-titled CD in 2010 and frequently performs at top Boston jazz venues such as the Lily Pad and Ryles. Admission $12 (doors at 7:15). All shows are general admission. Seating is limited after 8pm. BYOB. NH Jazz shows have a listening policy which prohibits talking, and use of texting devices, cell phones, video/ audio recording, laptops, gaming units, and cameras. For information call the NH Jazz office (603) 2675387 during business hours or email jon@nhjazz. com. Upcoming NH Jazz Shows: 4.19 Teri Roiger, Kevin Harris, John Menegon & Yoron Isreal (Sultry); 4.21 Special Saturday Show: Sofferman’s Neti Pot w/ George Garzone (Modern & Hip); 4.23 Chris Bakriges (Romantic VT Pianist & Composer); 4.26 Kenny Werner (International Jazz Piano Legend); 4.30 Trio Balkan Strings (Guitar Family from Serbia); 5.03 Benny Sharoni (Master Saxophonist from Israel); 5.07 Freese Bros Big Band (NH’s Own Jazz Orchestra); 5.10 Todd Clouser’s Love Electric feat. Steven Bernstein (Funky Jazz); 5.14 Gerry Beaudoin (Straight Ahead Jazz Guitar)


MEREDITH — AARP fraud fighters and Golden View Health Care Center are hosting a free presentation, open to the public, on top frauds and scams on Tuesday, April 17 at 2 p.m. AARP New Hampshire fraud fighter, Christine Fogg will discuss how to recognize and report frauds to appropriate authorities. This presentation is open to the public through

Golden View’s Community Benefit Program and in cooperation with AARP as part of a continuing commitment of providing the community with information important to their health and well being. For directions, call Golden View at 279-8111 or visit online at All presentations will be held at the new transitional care center, The Retreat.

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LACONIA — Lakes Region Community College (LRCC) is hosting a college-wide Open House on Saturday, April 14, from 9 a.m. until noon on Prescott Hill in Laconia. “The College’s Open House is for prospective students, families/parents, visitors, and anyone desiring to obtain more information about LRCC degrees, certificates, and the hundreds of course offerings available online, as hybrids (8-week terms with online components), and in conventional classrooms and labs,” says

LRCC’s new President, Dr. Scott Kalicki. All College departments will be open for the 2012 Open House and area faculty and staff will be present to answer attendees’ questions according to LRCC Admissions Director Wayne Fraser of Alton. “We encourage all attendees to explore their career options,’’ says Fraser. For additional information, contact Fraser at 5243207 ext. 6766.


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By Holiday Mathis of information adds to the magnetic appeal. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). In order to communicate well, your attention has to be on the conversation. Part of you doesn’t want to communicate at all. You’d rather quietly work on your projects and see what comes of that. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). If you’re questioning your lifestyle or the very nature of your existence, you’re not alone. Profound questions will come to mind for many Sagittarians now, and the answers to these questions are surprisingly simple! CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). A meeting goes other than planned. Could you have played the situation another way in order to get the response of your dreams? Likely not. So don’t take it personally. Think of what you learned as neutral information. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Someone is thinking of you and trying to figure out how to get to you. Maybe this person is already in contact with you, technically speaking, but is far from being able to reach your heart and soul. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). A super-smart someone will help you with a problem you’ve been having. Finally, you’ll be able to move past this and on to a project that’s been on the back burner for what has felt like an eternity. TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (April 11). You’ll explore your talents and make money with them this year. Attractions develop through the next six weeks. There’s something you dearly desire, which leads you to approach life with a more passionate level of intensity in August and September. November is your chance to heal a family relationship. Virgo and Sagittarius people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 5, 2, 35, 49 and 19.

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ARIES (March 21-April 19). You don’t have to wait for a wish to be granted in order to be thankful for it. You’ll issue thanks in advance whenever possible, letting others know that you’re already happy and expect to be even more so. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Whether it’s a casual connection or a solid friendship, it would be unwise to base the relationship on what you want to happen. If what is already happening isn’t so great, this is a good time to chalk it up to experience and move on. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You are so imaginative that it will be important not to let your imagination roam into dark places. Why scare yourself? Breathing techniques, music and humor can all be used to keep your mind reaching for the light. CANCER (June 22-July 22). Trust your free associations, first impressions and immediate gut responses. People will try to override those initial feelings. Take note of what you thought before you thought what they wanted you to think. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Fear of travel, or hodophobia, is so common that even the most adventurous have experienced it to some degree. Fearful or not, you have much to gain by leaving the safety of familiar faces. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You’re not the same person you were. However, the seeds of who you are now were always inside you; you grew them. And different seeds are inside you now. It’s an ideal time to add water and stand back to see what happens. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Your ability to concentrate grows stronger when you’re extremely interested in your subject matter -- and your excitement grows right along with it. Each new piece



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––––––– ALMANAC ––––––– Today is Wednesday, April 11, the 102nd day of 2012. There are 264 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 11, 1862, the Civil War Battle of Fort Pulaski in Chatham County, Ga., ended a day after it began as the fort fell to Union forces. On this date: In 1689, William III and Mary II were crowned as joint sovereigns of Britain. In 1814, Napoleon Bonaparte abdicated as Emperor of the French and was banished to the island of Elba. In 1899, the treaty ending the Spanish-American War was declared in effect. In 1912, Crosley Field, the longtime home of the Cincinnati Reds, had its opening day under its original name, Redland Field. (The Reds defeated the Chicago Cubs 10-6.) In 1921, Iowa became the first state to impose a cigarette tax, at 2 cents a package. In 1945, during World War II, American soldiers liberated the notorious Nazi concentration camp Buchenwald in Germany. In 1951, President Harry S. Truman relieved Gen. Douglas MacArthur of his commands in the Far East. In 1962, President John F. Kennedy held a press conference in which he angrily denounced plans by United States Steel and other steel producers to raise prices (the companies ended up backing down). The New York Mets played their first game, losing to the host St. Louis Cardinals 11-4. In 1970, Apollo 13, with astronauts James A. Lovell, Fred W. Haise and Jack Swigert, blasted off on its ill-fated mission to the moon. In 1979, Idi Amin was deposed as president of Uganda as rebels and exiles backed by Tanzanian (tan-zuh-NEE’-uhn) forces seized control. In 1981, President Ronald Reagan returned to the White House from the hospital, 12 days after he was wounded in an assassination attempt. Race-related rioting erupted in the Brixton district of south London. In 2009, Susan Boyle, a middle-aged volunteer church worker, wowed judges and audiences alike with her rendition of “I Dreamed a Dream” on the British TV show “Britain’s Got Talent.” One year ago: A bloody, four-month standoff in the West African nation of Ivory Coast ended when troops loyal to the elected president routed and captured his rival, Laurent Gbagbo, the longtime strongman who’d lost the vote but refused to give up power. A subway bombing in Minsk, Belarus, claimed 15 lives. Today’s Birthdays: Ethel Kennedy is 84. Actor Joel Grey is 80. Actress Louise Lasser is 73. Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Ellen Goodman is 71. Movie writer-director John Milius is 68. Actor Peter Riegert is 65. Actor Meshach Taylor is 65. Movie director Carl Franklin is 63. Actor Bill Irwin is 62. Country singer-songwriter Jim Lauderdale is 55. Songwriter-producer Daryl Simmons is 55. Rock musician Nigel Pulsford is 51. Actor Lucky Vanous is 51. Country singer Steve Azar is 48. Singer Lisa Stansfield is 46. Rock musician Dylan Keefe (Marcy Playground) is 42. Actor Johnny Messner is 42. Actor Vicellous Shannon is 41. Rapper David Banner is 38. Actress Tricia Helfer is 38. Rock musician Chris Gaylor is 33. Actress Kelli Garner is 28. Singer Joss Stone is 25.




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CALENDAR TODAY’S EVENTS American Red Cross Blood Drive at Franklin High School. 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Hosted by the FHS Class of 2012. Belknap County Republican Committee meeting. 6:30 p.m. at C.J. Avery’s Restaurant in Lakeport (Laconia). (Note change from usual venue for this meeting.) Social hour starts at 5:15. “Ladies & Wheels” event hosted by the Irwin Automotive Group in Laconia. 6 to 8:30 p.m. Snacks and sweets and lots of tips and information about getting most out of your vehicle. Pre-register at Free Mom & Me Movie at Smitty’s Cinema in Tilton. 11:30 a.m. (Cinderella) TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) group meeting. 5:30 p.m. at the First Congregational Church of Meredith. Narcotics Anonymous meeting. 7 to 8:30 p.m. at 18 Veterans Square in Laconia. Overeaters Anonymous offers a program of recovery from compulsive eating using the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of OA. Wednesday nights at 5:30 p.m. at St. Joseph Church in Belmont. Call and leave a message for Elizabeth at 630-9967 for more information. Free knitting and crochet lessons. Drop in on Wednesdays any time between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. at Baby Threads workshop at 668 Main Street in Laconia (same building as Village Bakery). 998-4012. The Thrifty Yankee (121 Rte. 25 - across from (I-LHS) collects donations of baby clothes, blankets and hygiene items for Baby Threads of N.H. every Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 279-0607. Laconia Elders Friendship Club meeting. 1:30 p.m. at the Leavitt Park Clubhouse. People 55 and older meet each Wednesday for fun, entertainment and education. Meetings provide an opportunity for older citizens to to meet for pure social enjoyment and the club helps the community with philanthropic work. Duplicate bridge at the Weirs Beach Community Center. 7:15 p.m. All levels welcome. Snacks. Check out a computer expert at the Gilford Public Library. 10 a.m. to noon. Assistance with basic computer questions for library cardholders only. National Library Week Preschool Storytime at the Gilford Public Library.11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Special guest will be arriving on a street sweeper. Origami for teens and tweens at the Gilford Public Library. 1 to 2 p.m. ABC & ME story time at the Meredith Public Library. 10 to 11 a.m. Stories, crafts and songs for ages 3-5. Children are encouraged to bring an item from home that starts with the letter of the week — “T”. Read & Chat Gathering at the Meredith Public Library. 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. for ages 10 and up. Read, have snacks and chat about your favorite titles.

THURSDAY, APRIL 12 Free Debt Triage Workshop hosted by the Laconia Community Land Trust and Franklin Savings Bank. 6 to 8 p.m. in the Community Room of the Laconia Police Department. To register call Debra Drake 524-0747. Scottish fiddler Alasdair Fraser and cellist Natalie Hass in concert at the Franklin Opera House. 7 p.m. For tickets call 934-1901 or visit Vocalist Chris Humphrey at the N.H. Jazz Center at Pitman’s Freight Room in Laconia. 8 p.m. $12. BYOB. Inter-Lakes Middle Tier Theater Company presents “Into the Woods”. 7 p.m. in the Community Auditorium. Tickets at the door. Eagle Pond Authors’ Series: Rosanna Warren. 7 p.m., Smith Recital Hall at Plymouth State University’s Silver Center for the ARts Free. Warren is the author of four collections of poetry. Reception follows. Free tickets at the Silver Center Box Office, (603) 535-ARTS (2787) or (800) 779-3869. Free Children’s Author Tea at the Belknap Mill in Laconia. 5 to 7 p.m. Hosted by the Family Resource Center, this event will feature several special guest authors, book signings and sales, story telling, raffle drawings, light snacks and tea. Every child will receive a free book.

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THURSDAY, APRIL 12 Game Night at the Meredith Public Library. 5 to 7 p.m. Board games and playing cards will be provided. Hosted by Friends of the Library. Plymouth Regional Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours networking event. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Country Gifts ‘N Things in Rumney. N.H. Democratic Party Platform Hearing. 6:30 p.m. in the Busiel Mill Community Room at One Mill Plaza in downtown Laconia. Open to the public. Light refreshments. Workshop on developing a small orchard for personal enjoyment or to run as a small business. 4 to 8 p.m. at the Belknap County Extension Office at 635 Main Street in Laconia. $10 registration fee. For more information and/or to register call Giegie Marrone at 527-5475. American Red Cross Blood Drive at the Sacred Heart Parish Hall (31 Gilford Ave.) in Laconia. Noon to 5 p.m. Sponsored by Stafford Oil Co. Each donor will receive a coupon for a free regular six-inch sub at any participating Subway. American Legion Post #1 Bingo. Every Thursday night at 849 N. Main Street in Laconia. Doors open at 4 p.m. Bingo starts at 6:30. Al-Anon Meeting at the Congregational Church Parish House (18 Veterans Square) in Laconia. 8 to 9:15 p.m. each Thursday. Al-Anon offers hope and help to families of alcoholics. No dues or fees. All are welcome. Call 645-9518. Chess Club at the Goss Reading Room (188 Elm Street) in Laconia. 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. each Thursday. All ages and skill levels welcome. We will teach. Giggles & Grins playgroup at Family Resource Center in downtown Laconia (635 Main Street). Free group for parents children from birth through age 5. For more information call 524-1741. ABC & ME story time at the Meredith Public Library. 1 to 2 p.m. Stories, crafts and songs for ages 3-5. Children are encouraged to bring an item from home that starts with the letter of the week — “T”. Drop Everything and Read Day at the Meredith Public Library. 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. All day birthday party in honor of one of our favorite Beverly Cleary characters, Romona. Come the library any time and read with a child. Knotty Knitters time at the Meredith Public Library. 10 a.m. to noon. Open to all experince levels. Mystery Book Group meeting at the Meredith Public Library. 10:30 a.m. to noon. “Slipknot” by Linda Greenlaw. Refreshments. Pick up copy at the main desk. National Library Week Preschool Story Time at the Gilford Public Library. 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Special guest will be arriving in police cruiser. Tales for Tails and the Gilford Public Library. 3:15 to 4:30 p.m. Share a story with one of the library’s four-legged reading buddies.

Congressman Frank Guinta visiting Laconia, Meredith on Thursday for district discussions LACONIA — Representative Frank Guinta (R, NH-01) will hold a district discussion at the Laconia City Hall Thursday afternoon at 3 p.m. The first-term congressman is spending the day in the Lakes Region and will also make stops in Meredith and at Lakes Region Community College earlier in the day. He will be at the Inter-Lakes Senior Center at the Meredith Community Center at 11 a.m. where he will meet with senior citizens.

Guinta then will host a Women’s Business Roundtable at 1 p.m. in the conference room at the Lakes Region Community College on Prescott Hill, Laconia. His staff says that women from a large cross-section of the business and professional world will be on hand to share their thoughts, ideas and concerns for ways to encourage small businesses to grow and expand at the Roundtable.

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Dear Annie: I am a 22-year-old senior in college and will graduate in May. There is a growing riff in my family, and most of it is due to my stepmother. She says horrible things about my family (and others) when she thinks no one is listening. But we’ve heard her. In fact, my grandmother and I recently overheard some awful remarks on the way to a family member’s funeral. When anything she says or does gets back to my dad, he claims we blame her for everything and blows up at us. I can barely speak to him anymore without accidentally starting a fight. Last year, these tiffs ruined my birthday and our family celebrations. Dad refused to come to Christmas Eve dinner and really upset my elderly grandmother. My stepmom ran up a massive credit card debt, and my father had to stop helping me pay for tuition halfway through the school year. It has gotten to the point where I’m considering medication for stress in order to handle coming home during spring break. I really don’t want to become one of those people who loses contact with her family, but this has been building for a long time. It’s harder and harder to forgive and forget and behave as if nothing is wrong. What can I do to alleviate this situation? -- Too Much Drama in Virginia Dear Virginia: You need to step back from the drama and understand that your father will always defend his wife. He isn’t going to leave her because of your criticisms, nor is he willing to make her behavior an issue within his marriage. We recommend you spend as little time as possible around your stepmother, don’t bring up her faults to your father and, when you graduate, move into your own place. Dear Annie: I have eight grandchildren from high-school age on up. None lives nearby, although I see them several times a year at family events. I truly love them all. Long ago,

not knowing sizes or preferences, I stopped sending gifts and now send $100 checks for their birthdays and at Christmas. Some of them respond immediately with thank-you notes, emails or phone calls. A few grandchildren respond most of the time. But there is one I never hear from at all. What should a grandmother do? I enjoy being able to give them each a check and don’t want to stop, but I admit that I’m getting more and more annoyed when I don’t get a response, especially with the one granddaughter in her early 20s who never says thank you. If I send a card acknowledging her birthday, but without the expected check, do you think she would figure out the reason? -- Schenectady, N.Y. Dear N.Y.: Maybe, but even if she does, it doesn’t guarantee a change in her response. We suggest being more direct and then giving her one more opportunity to show her gratitude for your generosity. Call or email your errant granddaughter, and tell her you are never sure your gifts arrive because she doesn’t acknowledge them, and it makes you wonder if perhaps she’d rather not receive them. Say that even a brief email would be much appreciated. Consider it a teachable moment. Dear Annie: This is for “Steve in Ohio.” My father-in-law was Frank, my sister’s husband was Frank, and another brother-in-law was Frank. When our son was born, we named him Frank after my father-in-law. My sister named her son Frank. So did my sister-in-law. We also had two cousins named Frank. When we were together, things could get quite confusing and funny, but when someone called Frank Paul or Frank Peter, they knew they were in trouble. They are all grown now and just fine. The next generation is carrying on the tradition of naming their first son Frank. -- Pennsylvania

Annie’s Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann Landers column. Please e-mail your questions to:, or write to: Annie’s Mailbox, c/o Creators Syndicate, 737 3rd Street, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254.

$1-A-DAY CLASSIFIEDS • CALL 527-9299 DOLLAR-A-DAY: Private Party ads only (For Sale, Lost, Autos, etc.), must run ten consecutive days, 15 words max. Additional words 10¢ each per day. does not apply to yard sales. REGULAR RATE: $2 a day; 10¢ per word per day over 15 words. PREMIUMS: First word caps no charge. Additional bold, caps and 9pt type 10¢ per word per day. Centered words 10¢ (2 word minimum) TYPOS: Check your ad the first day of publication. Sorry, we will not issue credit after an ad has run once, and we do not offer refunds. DEADLINES: noon the business day prior to the day of publication. PAYMENT: All private party ads must be pre-paid. We accept checks, Visa Mastercard and Discover credit cards and of course, cash. $10 minimum order for credit cards. CORRESPONDENCE: To place your ad call our offices at 527-9299 between 9 am & 5 pm, Monday through Friday; Stop by our office or send a check or money order with ad copy to The Laconia Daily Sun,1127 Union Ave, Laconia, NH 03246. You can email ads to, we will contact you for payment. OTHER RATES: For information about display ads or other advertising options, call 527-9299.

Adoption ADOPT: Lots of love & blessings to share! Let us be the answer to your prayers for your baby. Let’s talk. Wendy & Tim 1-800-409-5224. Expenses paid.

Animals AKC German Shepherd Pups: Ex.Lg., born 1/20/12, parents on site, bi-colors, black/tan, $800-$1,200. (603)539-7727. BEAUTIFUL Puppies: Apricot, red, mini poodles. Champ background. We also have teddy bear pomapoos Good price. Healthy, happy and home raised. 253-6373. DACHSHUNDS puppies. Heath & temperament guaranteed. Parents on premise $375-$450 (603)539-1603.

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 1999 GMC Suburban- 4X4, V-8 350. Good shape. $4,500. 286-7293 1999 Honda CR-V. AWD, 4 door, 150K miles, good condition, $4,200. Call after 6pm. 524-8364 2006 Jeep Liberty Sport, automatic, blue, remote start, 56,500K Excellent condition. $12,000 528-4129 2009 Honda Pilot EXL- 4WD, Loaded, mint condition. 25K ,miles. $27,500. 744-6107 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 2004 Mercury 9.9 HP, 4 stroke, mint, less than 20 hours. $1,100 366-5569 2004 Searay Weekender- 22 foot cuddy. 100 hours used on Winnipesaukee only. $24,000. Contact 413-627-5024 Aluminum Boats- 1 12ft. Smokercraft $325. 1 12ft. Starcraft $325. Honda 5HP 4-stroke OB engine, $550. 279-4140 BOAT SLIPS for Rent Winnipesaukee Pier, Weirs Beach, NH Reasonable Rates Call for Info. 366-4311 BOATSLIPS for rent- Paugus Bay up to 22 ft. 401-284-2215. LOOKING for 22’ dock in Laconia on Winnisquam, no electricity needed. 413-209-0768, Leave Message

Business Opportunities Need Extra Money? Start an Avon Business for $10. Call Debbie at 603-491-5359. Or go to and enter reference code: dblaisedell. Well established alterations business for sale. $15,000 or best


For Rent

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 specials! Call 603-393-5756.

1BDR apartment $728 with Heat & hot water included. 2bdr &3bdr Townhouses for rent $825/$875. W/D hookups. Private yard, full basement, dishwasher & A/C in convenient Laconia location. Heat & hot water included. Call us today at 603-524-4363. EHO, FHO.

Child Care CHILDRENS Garden Childcare: Year-round, reliable, clean, structured, pre-K environment, one acre yard, central location. 528-1857.

Counseling ALCOHOL & DRUG Counseling. Evaluations/Assessments. One-on -one. Office, home or community visits. CONFIDENTIAL-voicemail. 998-7337 MS-MLADC

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

For Rent 1 & 2-bedroom apts $475-800 per month, no pets. 603-781-6294.

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 1 Bedroom Apartment, Heated, Newly painted, Walking distance to the Belknap Mall. $165/wk. Four weeks security deposit. No pets. No smoking.

527-9221 BELMONT small one BR, 1st floor. $140/week heat, hot water, and electric included. 603-235-6901

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

For Rent

For Rent

BELMONT-Available Immediately. 2-bedroom townhouse-style. Quiet, heat included. $225/week. All housing certificates accepted. 267-0545-or 781-344-3749

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

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.

GILFORD NEW 3 BEDROOM Available 5/1. Large yard. Close to school, downtown. $1,250/mo. plus utilities. $250 off 1 month.

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 Great 1-bedroom lakefront apartment! Private, views, washer/dryer $725/month plus utilities. 1 year lease. 603-393-7077. GILFORD, 2-Bedroom, 2-Bath, Balconies, no smoking/pets, $850/month plus utilities, Security deposit and references, 603-455-6662 Gilmanton- Rocky Pond Rte. 106. 2 bedroom w/large garage. No smoking/No pets. $900/Month + utilities. Available 6/1/12. 508-359-2176 LACONIA - Great 3 bedroom, hardwood floors, 3-season porch, washer/dryer hookup, off street parking, in town, close to park. $1,100/month. Security, 1st month, references. 455-0602. LACONIA - Small 2BR house on large private lot. W/D hookups. $900 +utilities. 556-7905 LACONIA 1-bedroom apt. walking distance to downtown, heat/ hot water, no pets, $180/ week. 387-4404 LACONIA2-ROOMMATES wanted to share personal home. Clean, quiet, sober environment. All inclusive, $110-130/week. 455-2014 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.

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. LACONIA- Spacious 2 bedroom. Laundry hook-ups, no pets, no smoking. $875/Month. photos and info. at: 528-1829 LACONIA: Nice & quiet one bedroom, 2nd floor, good neighborhood, storage, parking, $700/month includes heat. Accepts Section 8. 455-8789. LACONIA: 3-bedroom 5 room with sunporch Messer St. $210 per week includes heat, $600 security 524-7793. LACONIA: Gilbert Apartments. Call for available apartments. 524-4428 LACONIA: 1-2 Bedrooms starting at $165/Week, utilities included. No pets. 496-8667 or 545-9510. MEREDITH 1-bedroom apartment. Main St., convenient to all. Private entrance and parking. $700/Month heated. No Smoking/No pets. 279-6108 between 6 and 9 pm. MEREDITH 1BR first floor, walk to village/ docks, parking, w/d hookups, nonsmoking. $600 a month w/o util. 279-7887 or 781-862-0123 MEREDITH- 1 bedroom apartment with kitchen and living room. No pets. No smoking. $700/Month, includes heat & hot water. Convenient Residential Location. 279-4164 MEREDITH- Very nice large newly renovated 1st floor of 2-family home, full basement, W/D hookup, close to town, large, 2BR, hardwood floors, porch, $1,000/month +utilities. No Smoking/Dogs. Security,references. 279-4376 WINNISQUAM: Small efficiency and a cottage including heat, hot water, lights and cable. $160-$175 per week. $400 deposit. No pets. 387-3864.

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

Call today to see if you qualify. 603-224-9221 TDD # 1-800-545-1833 Ext. 118 or Download an application at 40% of our vacancies will be rented to applicants with Extremely Low Income. Rent is based on your household size and income. An Equal Opportunity Housing Agent

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For Rent

For Sale


Help Wanted

Help Wanted

MOULTONBOROUGH HouseOne bedroom, year-round, propane central heat, tenant pays utilities, tenant does yard maintenance. No pets/Smoking. credit report required, verified income, references. $400/Month, security. Call between 5PM-8PM $25 fee 603-253-6924.

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

Free while they last: Detergent and dryer sheets when you wash and dry at Superclean Laundromat 361 Union Ave 7am-7pm 7days

BUSY Laconia specialty practice looking for an RN to join our team of nurses in a very diversified practice. Must be able to work independently in various roles. We are looking for someone for 4 days per week. We offer a very competitive salary. Please call (603)524-7402 x 210 for more information.

JCS Hiring 1st & 2nd shift. 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 603-581-2450 EOE

Maine Black bear rug $800, Alaskan Caribou head in-felt $400, 6 point buck $250. 413-209-0768 MAPLE Drop-Leaf Table w/4 Hitchcock Chairs, $650; Pine Hutch, $250. Please call 524-7194. MENS Motorcycle Boots: Fits size 10, new condition, $80; Womens bell helmet, white, size XS, $50; Womens Harley Davidson helmet, size S, white, $50. 520-4311. NEW 40” Sony Television LCD Digital Color TV. $300 or B.O. Call 279-5598 ROCKWELL Electric Hand Planer $75.00. Craftsman Router $50. Makita Hammer Drill $100. Call 934-2121

TILTONUPDATED one bedroom. Top-floor, quiet. Heat/Hot Water included, no dogs. $600/Month. Also downstairs 1-bedroom coming up. 603-393-9693 or 916-214-7733.

SMALL Heating Oil Deliveries: No minimum required. Evening & weekend deliveries welcome. BENJAMIN OIL, LLC . 603-524-6457 SOLID Oak 6 Hutch: Beveled glass, lighted top. Blue reclining couch. Best offer. 524-6082.

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Sun 3 wheel recumbent bicycle with 21 speeds. Only used 3 months. Asking $900. 556-9423

MEREDITH BILLBOARD - On Route 3, between Route 104 and 106 (Rotary). Available 5/1. 279-1234

TRACE Elliot GP7SM 250 7 Band Series Bass Head $299/obogreat condition, works perfectly. Call Rob @ 603-520-4447.

MEREDITH Office, shop or studio. 700 sq ft, lower Main St., nonsmoking bldg, open space with bathroom, storage, closet, carpet, parking. $500 a month w/o util. 279-7887 or 781-862-0123

Wicked Ridge Crossbow- The Invader Model. Comes with a Wicked Ridge Quiver, scope, carrying case & 17 20 ” bolts. $375/BO. 603-528-6928 after 5pm.

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 2009 Heritage Softtail Harley, only 2,500 miles. $15,500. Call Tom 387-5934 22” Toro Lawnmower- 6.5 HP, self-propelled, bagger or mulcher, just serviced. 366-4905 AMAZING! Beautiful pillowtop matress sets, twin $169, full or queen $249, king $399. See AD under “Furniture”. FIREWOOD - SANBORNTON. Heat Source Cord Wood. Seasoned & Green. Cut, split, and delivered. Call 286-4946, leave message. FIREWOOD: Green, Cut, split and delivered (Gilmanton and surrounding area). $190/cord. Seasoned available. (603)455-8419

WOODWORKING Tools: Hand & Power. All kinds of wood. Please call 524-7194. 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.


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


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. These positions will go fast. Have pen & paper ready. (603)822-0220. 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

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: Application deadline April 14, 2012

White Mountain National Forest EOE

Automotive Technician Wanted Candidate must be Chrysler Certified and ASE Certified. We offer competitive pay plus weekly and monthly incentives. We also offer health care, 401K, paid vacations, paid holidays, and free uniforms. Candidate must possess a positive attitude to work in a Team environment. Interested candidates should contact:

Bill Crone, (603)356-5401 or send resume to: All interviews confidential

Meredith Hannaford 38 NH Route 25, Meredith, NH 03253 603-279-1451

Join us for Our Summer Job Fair:

Wednesday, April 11th (10am-4pm) Thursday, April 12th (1pm-7pm) Will be held outside in the retail space between Rite Aid & Olympia Sports

Now Hiring Seasonal Summer Positions: Bakery, Deli, Cashiers, Customer Service Associates, Produce, Meat, Seafood, Supermarket Experience helpful, but willing to train the right candidate:

Open Availability Preferred

Hannaford is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Help Wanted

LINE COOKS: Now hiring experienced line cooks who are energetic with a positive attitude and a team player. Full and Part time positions available. Weekends a must! Pay commensurate with experience. Apply in person at Hart!s Turkey Farm Restaurant on Rte 3 in Meredith or apply online at


All Positions Experience Required. Go to: & click “Join Our Team” Please, no phone calls or applying in person.


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

POSITION AVAILABLE for a part-time master electrician. Inquiries please email info to or leave a voicemail at 520-7167.

SEASONAL GENERAL LABOR Now hiring general laborers as part of our landscape and property maintenance team. Apply in person at our sales office Mon -Fri between 10:00 and 5:00.

Meredith Bay 50 Lighthouse Cliffs Laconia, NH 603-524-4141

Land BUILDING LOTS: Belmont, 3 acres, rolling terrain with good gravel soils, near high school, $59,900. Gilford, 1 1/4 acres, level and dry, just over Laconia line, $79,900. Owner/broker, 524-1234.

Motorcycles 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.

LACONIA SCHOOL DISTRICT has openings for FULL TIME AND PART TIME CUSTODIANS 1st and 2nd shifts needed To apply please submit an application to: William Caruso, Facility Manager Laconia School District PO Box 309 Laconia NH 03247 Applications are available from 8:00 – 4:00 at: SAU 30, 39 Harvard Street, Laconia, NH 03246 or online at: E.O.E

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Special Education Coordinator for Woodland Heights School 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

St. Francis is a 51 bed skilled nursing facility and part of NH Catholic Charities in the beautiful Lakes Region of NH. Here, people work together to make good things happen every day. We are a non-profit organization and offer a pleasant, family friendly environment and a wonderful reputation for deliverance of quality care to our residents. We foster team work and offer excellent benefits, and a stable work environment

Full Time Director of Social Services We are currently seeking a Director of Social Services responsible for providing resident advocacy and meeting social needs in accordance with government regulations and company policies. The following qualifications are desired: • Preferred experience in long term or geriatric setting with knowledge of discharge planning process and ability to access and foster community resources. • Effective time mgmt skills – ability to multi-task and prioritize. • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. • Strong leadership and teambuilding skills as well as proven problem solving ability. • Customer service skills and networking/marketing knowledge. • A strong supporter of the resident care movement. • A license and/or BA in Social Work with strong solid clinical background or an RN or LPN with a minimum of one year of case management experience preferred. Please fax or mail your resume to: Brenda Buttrick – Administrator St. Francis Rehabilitation and Nursing Center 406 Court St. Laconia, NH 03246 F: 603-527-0884 No Walk Ins or phone calls, please

Email inquiries welcomed at:

LACONIA SCHOOL DISTRICT 2012-2013 PROFESSIONAL OPENING LACONIA HIGH SCHOOL SCHOOL NURSE This is a full time position in a high school. Candidate should have a Bachelors of Science Degree in Nursing. Pediatric experience preferred Please send Letter of Intent, Resume, Transcripts, Certification, and three Letters of Reference to: Steven Beals, Principal Laconia High School 345 Union Ave. Laconia, NH 03246 Please visit our web site for information about the Laconia Schools at: E.O.E


Fixing all Apple products! iPads, iPhones, Smartphones, Game Systems, LCD-TV's. Not listed? Just ask! 603-752-9838.

Full Time MDS Coordinator We are currently seeking a MDS coordinator responsible for directing the MDS/Resident Assessment Process in accordance with customer needs, government regulation, and company policy. The following qualifications are desired: • Must hold an active RN/LPN license. • Knowledge of Case-Mix, the Federal Medicare PPS process and Medicare reimbursement. • An understanding of the Quality Indicator process. • Knowledge of OBRA regulation and Minimum Data Set. • Knowledge of the care plan process. • Ability to communicate respectfully with residents, family and government agencies. • Maintain focus on excellent care for the residents/patients. Please mail or fax resume to: Linda Sanders, RN, Director of Nursing Services St. Francis Rehabilitation and Nursing Center 406 Court St. Laconia, NH 03246 Fax 527-0884 No Walk Ins or phone calls, please

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Deadline approaching for LRGH Local golfers win Barbados Pro-Am Auxiliary Scholarship applications

LACONIA — The May 1, 2012 deadline is fast approaching for the Lakes Region General Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship. Applications must be returned postmarked on or before May 1, to be eligible for consideration. This scholarship is restricted to those entering a medical/ health related field who are residents of Belknap County or reside within the Lakes Region General Hospital/ LRGHealthcare service area. The applicant must be earning a degree or certification in an accredited/licensed program in order to be awarded a scholarship. Applicants are awarded scholarships based on need, merit, citizenship and future goals. Applications may be downloaded at or obtained at the front desk in the Lakes Region General Hospital lobby and the Franklin Hospital lobby or in the Guidance Office in the following area high schools: Belmont High, Franklin High, Gilford High,Inter-Lakes High,

Laconia Christian School, Laconia High, Moultonborough Academy, Newfound Regional High, Prospect Mtn. High, Sant Bani School, and Winnisquam Regional High as well as the Financial Aid Office of Lakes Region Community College in Laconia. The LRGH Auxiliary is a non-profit organization that serves to enhance patient care through many projects and programs at LRGH, which it supports. In addition, the Auxiliary has been providing scholarship aid to those students who aspire to careers in health care. Since 2000, over $177,000 in scholarship aid has been awarded by the Auxiliary to students in the LRGHealthcare community. All of the scholarship funding is the direct result of the proceeds earned in the LRGH Auxiliary Gift Shop. Hundreds of volunteer hours annually are needed to raise the funding. For further scholarship information, call 524-3211, Extension 3663.

BRISTOL — The Friends of the Minot-Sleeper Library and the Bristol Historical Society have received a grant from the New Hampshire Humanities Council to present, “Lizzie Borden Took an Axe, or Did She?” This program will be presented on Thursday, April 19 at 7 p.m. at the Bristol Old Town Hall. Annette Holba, associate professor at Plymouth State University will present the program. In 1892 Lizzie Borden, a 32 year old single woman, was officially charged with the murder of her father and stepmother in Fall River, Massachu-

setts. The events that followed the murder would stir the curiosity of people across the nation. After four official criminal proceedings, Lizzie Borden was acquitted of the murder. The case is a mystery that has inspired documentaries, television movies, plays, musicals, poems, a scholarly journal, and law school case studies. This presentation is designed to review the facts and explore evidence that some suggest point to Lizzie’s guilt and others say exonerate her. This program is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

Lizzie Borden program in Bristol April 19


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Yard Sale

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

2-FAMILY Moving & Yard Sale: 86-88 Smith Point Road, Alton Bay, Saturday 4/14, 9am-4pm.

LACONIA: Garage bay for rent. Good for boat/RV off season storage. $40/mo. 494-4346.

COMMUNITY INDOOR YARD SALE. Friday & Saturday, April 13th & 14th, 9 to 1 80 Bean Road, Center Harbor

Wanted To Buy TOOLS Power, hand and cordless. Cash waiting. Call 603-733-7058

A team of golfers from Laconia Country Club took first place in the Barbados Pro-Am. Team members Tom Haughey, Gregory Armstrong, Todd Rollins, and Brian Battista are shown above with the Sandy Lane Country Club clubhouse in the background. (Courtesy photo)

LACONIA — A team of golfers from Laconia Country Club took first place in the Barbados Pro-Am, a first year event which was held at Sandy Lane Country Club. The team was lead by Todd Rollins, grounds superintendent at LCC, and included Mike Handrahan, Brian Bat-

tista, and Tom Haughey. They were presented with the winners’ trophy by Gregory Armstrong of the Barbados Tourism Authority at the awards ceremony held following the tournament. Sandy Lane CC is one of the top courses on the island and is where Tiger Woods held his wedding.

NH GOP holding annual meeting Saturday at Inter-Lakes High School

CONCORD — The New Hampshire Republican State Committee announced today the official program for its 2012 Annual Meeting which will be held at Inter-Lakes High School on Saturday, April 14, and will include remarks from the state’s Congressional delegation and the Republican leadership in the state legislature. State Committee members interested in running for a position were required to submit their name for candidacy by March 16. Included below are the announced candidates for positions that will have an election. Vice Chairman – Cliff Hurst; Assistant Secretary – Diane Bitter; National Committeeman – Steve Duprey; National Committeewoman – Juliana Bergeron and Pam Tucker; Area III Vice Chairman (Hillsborough County, Manchester and Nashua) – Mark Vincent. Following past tradition, Norris Cotton Award recipients will be announced and the Mel Thomson Award will be presented at the meeting. The Norris Cotton Award is given to an individual who demonstrates outstanding service to the party.

There is one winner from every county and every city represented on the NHGOP’s Executive Committee (Concord, Derry, Manchester and Nashua), and a statewide winner is selected from this group of award recipients. The recipient of the Governor Mel Thomson Award, “Principle Above Politics,” is selected by the Thomson family in consultation with the NHGOP Chairman. Registration for the annual meeting begins at 9 a.m., and the meeting will be called to order at 10 a.m. with everyone credentialed by 11 a.m. The agenda calls for remarks from the Congressional Delegation, followed by remarks from State elected officials and from gubernatorial candidates. These will be followed by the Gov. Mel Thomson Principle Above Politics Award Presentation and Norris Cotton Awards Presentation. The meeting will then hear reports from credentials and rules committees, as well as from the secretary, treasurer, finance committee and state chairman, followed by discussion of a bylaw amendment.

MEREDITH — The Meredith Republican Town Committee will host the two announced GOP gubernatorial candidates on Saturday, April 14 from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at American Legion Post 33 on Plymouth Street. Both Ovide Lamontagne and Kevin

Smith will attend, giving voters the opportunity to meet them in an informal setting. Free coffee and Ciderbellies donuts will be served. For more information email jeanie@

Meredith Republican Committee hosting gubernatorial candidates Saturday

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