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Belmont willing to work with casino on retiring huge property tax debt

BELMONT — Selectmen have told the newest owners of the Lakes Region Casino — what for years was referred to as “the dog track” — they are willing to consider reducing the amount of interest owed on some back tax obligations for a goodfaith effort toward becoming current. At their regularly scheduled meeting see CASINO page 7


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LRGHealthcare finished year in black, just barely BY MICHAEL KITCH THE LACONIA DAILY SUN

LACONIA — After closing 2010 in the red, LRGHealthcare ended fiscal year 2011 in the black, but as President and CEO Tom Clairmont told the tenth annual meeting of LRGHealthcare since the merger between Lakes Region General Hospital and Franklin Regional Hospital yesterday, “The challenges we

all face are real.” After posting a loss from operations of $2.3-million in 2010, LRGH reported a gain of $13,697 from operations in 2011, effectively breaking even for the year, as operating revenues and expenses closely matched at $210.2-million. However, approximately $3-million of operating revenues represented LRGH’s

anticipated share of the excess surplus of the New Hampshire Medical Malpractice Joint Underwriting Association (JUA). After prolonged litigation, in 2011 the New Hampshire Supreme Court upheld the policyholders’ claim to the excess surplus of $110-million, which the state had sought to transfer to its general fund. Subsequently the Legislature

required the JUA to set aside $85-million to be returned to the policyholders in 2012 and another $25-million to settle any outstanding tax liabilities. LRGHealthcare include $3-million among its receivables at the close of its financial year on September 30, 2011, but not any portion of the remaining $25-million, which see LRGH page 12

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said Selectboard Chair David Nickerson as he reviewed the projected budget balance for this fiscal year of $35,000 to projected payroll estimates of $54,000. Preliminary estimates indicate the highway department could overspend its $697,000 annual budget by at least $20,000. “There’s no money for diesel, no money for gravel and we’ve still go to put these see SANBORNTON page 9

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yahoo’s turnaround attempt is going to be messy. In his first three months on the job, CEO Scott Thompson has imposed the largest layoffs in the company’s 17-year history, reshaped the board of directors, picked a potentially disruptive fight with a major shareholder and sued Facebook for patent infringement. He says there’s even more upheaval to come. Thompson delivered a painful jolt Wednesday with a payroll purge of about 2,000 workers, or about 14 percent of Yahoo’s 14,100 employees. The cuts will save about $375 million annually as Yahoo tries to boost its earnings and long-slumping stock price. More shakeups loom as Thompson reshuffles divisions and considers selling an online adplacement service and other operations that don’t fit into his strategy. Those potential changes will follow a tumultuous time for see YAHOO page 9

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Justice Dept. will answer judge upset with Obama’s ‘unelected’ remark CHICAGO (AP) — U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said Wednesday that the Justice Department will respond “appropriately” to a federal appellate judge in Texas who demanded a letter recognizing federal courts’ authority to strike down laws passed by Congress. Holder spoke a day after 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Jerry Smith questioned President Barack Obama’s remarks this week about an “unelected” court possibly striking down the president’s health care overhaul. Smith, during

oral arguments in a separate challenge to the health law, asked the Justice Department for a three-page, single-spaced letter affirming the federal court’s authority. When asked during a Wednesday news conference in Chicago what an appropriate response to Smith would be, Holder said, “I think what the president said a couple of days ago was appropriate. He indicated that we obviously respect the decisions that courts make.” “Under our system of government ... courts have the final say on the consti-

tutionality of statutes,” Holder said. “The courts are also fairly deferential when it comes to overturning statutes that the duly elected representatives of the people, Congress, pass.” The White House, meanwhile, struggled for a third day to explain Obama’s original remark that a Supreme Court reversal of the case would be “unprecedented.” White House press secretary Jay Carney told reporters in Washington that Obama does not regret using that word, and he see JUDGE page 5

MANCHESTER (AP) — A New Hampshire man charged with attempted murder in the shooting of a Manchester police officer reportedly said shortly beforehand that he would “take out a cop” if one tried to arrest him, an investigator testified Wednesday. Police say Myles Webster, 22, of Litchfield, shot Officer Daniel Doherty multiple times on March 21 in Manchester. Doherty,

25, was wounded in his legs and torso and remains hospitalized. Judge Gregory Michael ruled Wednesday there was enough evidence to prosecute Webster and transferred the case to superior court. Webster is being held on $1 million bail. Wednesday’s hearing offered the first detailed account of what police and prosecutors say transpired as police closed in

on a man who was arguing with people in a car and appeared to have a gun in his waistband. He was spotted by plainclothes detectives. Doherty was the first to reach the scene and pursued Webster on foot down an alley, Manchester Police Detective Patrick Houghton testified. Houghton, who interviewed Doherty at the hospital after the see WEBSTER page 12

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Dartmouth renames medical school for famous alum — Dr. Seuss HANOVER (AP) — Dartmouth College has named its medical school after a famous alum: Theodor “Ted” Geisel (gyZEL’), better known as Dr. Seuss. Dartmouth said Wednesday that Geisel and his wife, Audrey, have been the most significant philanthropists in its history. The school is being named the Audrey and

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Not a search for truth & justice If it had been a white teenager who was shot, and a 28-year-old black guy who shot him, the black guy would have been arrested. So assert those demanding the arrest of George Zimmerman, who shot and killed Trayvon Martin. And they may be right. Yet if Trayvon had been shot dead by a black neighborhood watch volunteer, Jesse Jackson would not have been in a pulpit in Sanford, Fla., howling that he had been “murdered and martyred.” Maxine Waters would not be screaming “hate crime.” Rep. Hank Johnson would not be raging that Trayvon had been “executed.” And ex-Black Panther Bobby Rush would not have been wearing a hoodie in the well of the House. Which tells you what this whipped-up hysteria is all about. It is not about finding the truth about what happened that night in Sanford when Zimmerman followed Trayvon in his SUV, and the two wound up in a fight, with Trayvon dead. It is about the exacerbation of and the exploitation of racial conflict. And it is about an irreconcilable conflict of visions about what the real America is in the year 2012. Zimmerman “profiled” Trayvon, we are told. And perhaps he did. But why? What did George Zimmerman, self-styled protector of his gated community, see that night from the wheel of his SUV? He saw a male. And males are 90-percent of prison inmates. He saw a stranger over 6 feet tall. And he saw a black man or youth with a hood over his head. Why would this raise Zimmerman’s antennae? Perhaps because black males between 16 and 36, though only 2 to 3-percent of the population, are responsible for a third of all our crimes. In some cities, 40-percent of all black males are in jail or prison, on probation or parole, or have criminal records. This is not a product of white racism but of prosecutions and convictions of criminal acts. Had Zimmerman seen a black woman or older man in his neighborhood, he likely would never have tensed up or called in. For all the abuse he has received, Geraldo Rivera had a point. Whenever cable TV runs hidden-camera footage of a liquor or convenience store being held up and someone behind the counter being shot, the perp is often a black male wearing a hoodie. Listening to the heated rhetoric coming from demonstrations around the country, from the Black Caucus and TV talkers — about how America is a terrifying place for young black males to grow up in because of the constant danger from white vigilantes — one wonders what country of the mind these people are living in. The real America is a country

where the black crime rate is seven times as high as the white rate. It is a country where white criminals choose black victims in 3-percent of their crimes, but black criminals choose white victims in 45-percent of their crimes. Black journalists point to the racism manifest even in progressive cities, where cabs deliberately pass them by to pick up white folks down the block. That this happens is undeniable. But, again, what is behind it? As Heather Mac Donald of the Manhattan Institute has written, from January to June 2008 in New York City, 83-percent of all identified gun assailants were black and 15-percent were Hispanics. Together, blacks and Hispanics accounted for 98-percent of gun assaults. Translated: If a cabdriver is going to be mugged or murdered in New York City by a fare, 49 times out of 50 his assailant or killer will be black or Hispanic. Fernando Mateo of the New York State Federation of Taxi Drivers has told his drivers, “Profile your passengers” for your own protection. “The God’s honest truth is that 99-percent of the people that are robbing, stealing, killing these guys are blacks and Hispanics.” Fernando Mateo is himself black and Hispanic. To much of America’s black leadership and its media auxiliaries, what happened in Sanford was, as Jesse put it, that an innocent kid was “shot down in cold blood by a vigilante.” Yet, from police reports, witness statements, and the father and friends of Zimmerman, another picture emerges. Zimmerman followed Trayvon, confronted him, and was punched in the nose, knocked flat on his back and jumped on, getting his head pounded, when he pulled his gun and fired. That Trayvon’s body was found face down, not face up, would tend to support this. But, to Florida Congresswoman Federica Wilson, “this sweet young boy ... was hunted down like a dog, shot on the street, and his killer is still at large.” Some Sanford police believed Zimmerman; others did not. But now that it is being investigated by a special prosecutor, the FBI, the Justice Department and a coming grand jury, what is the purpose of this venomous portrayal of George Zimmerman? As yet convicted of no crime, he is being crucified in the arena of public opinion as a hatecrime monster and murderer. Is this our idea of justice? No. But if the purpose here is to turn this into a national black-white face-off, instead of a mutual search for truth and justice, it is succeeding marvelously well.

LETTERS Its certainly possible to spend $1,000 a year on birth control Rx To the editor, Perhaps Mr. Meade you should do a little more research before writing a column trying to discredit someone. You implied that Ms. Fluke couldn’t possibly spend $3,000 for birth control over a three year period. She can. You made this statement not knowing what she uses for birth control or anything about her medical history. You are correct that there are cheaper forms of birth control out there but many women, for medical reason, can’t use the generics and have to buy the Tier 2 or Tier 3 birth control meds. (Some women can’t even take the pills so have to use other forms which are even more costly). In fact I found that one such pill, Loestrin, cost up to $75 per month to purchase. So say, if this is what she is using, multiplied by 12 means on a yearly basis she is spending $900. In case you aren’t aware you only get a script for 12 months and MUST have a physical to get another 12 month supply. This physical you must have, at a minimum costs $200 (probably more depending on cost of blood test and doctor charges). So add

the $200 to the $900 and she has now had to pay $1100 dollars for birth control in one year. Multiplied by three years come to $3,300. The use of generic drugs is widely accepted now but there are many cases of medications people can’t take due to medical history and, sometimes not even available in generic form. This is a fact with all drugs people take and happens frequently. Doctors prescribe the medications people take based on a complete medical history. And yes Ms. Fluke may very well be able to obtain a job that pays $160,000 per year when she has completed her course of study. But she isn’t making that now so why even bring it up and what does income at a later stage of life have to do with contraceptives used now? Don’t you think this young woman has taken enough crap already for just speaking out? Did you have to add to it by attempting to make her out as a liar? This was nothing more then another attack in this “War Against Women” going on right now. Nancy Parsons Laconia

There’s place for trained, licensed people with guns but this is crazy To the editor, The NRA is right. Everyone, in schools, offices and other places where we congregate should carry a loaded weapon for self defense. They must be right because the states and Congress agree with them. It is a constitutional right. The well regulated militia part of the second amendment was a mistake by the authors of our Constitution. Besides if they were not right why would they have one of the large office buildings in Washington with an army of well financed lobbyists. If those school kids and teachers were carrying loaded pistols they would have killed the crazy gunman, with his legal automatic weapon, before he had a chance to kill more than a couple of victims. And they all would have taken courses in how to use guns so they would not have killed each other by accident. Those accidents would be called collateral damage by the NRA. In our state, the legislators can

carry loaded pistols into the capital. But they are all trained so they no how to handle and store them. They never let one drop on the floor where it might accidentally go off. I think one of the good parts of the NRA lobby is that high caliber automatic guns can be purchased by most anyone and shipped to Mexico where they are used by the Mexicans to kill each other off. This is one way to cut down on illegal immigration to the U.S. from Mexico. Another part of this is that it illegal to keep track of ammunition at time of manufacture. By this law it is much harder to track down unknown killers and bring them to justice. Just to set the record straight. I believe that trained, licensed individuals should be able to use weapons designed for hunting, target shooting, skeet and other regulated uses. What we have now is crazy. Kent Warner Center Harbor

Obama needs to remember that he was inaugurated, not crowned To the editor, Has President Obama lost touch with reality? Even for a consummate liar, President Obama’s statement that Obamacare (Affordable Care Act) was “passed by a strong majority of a democratically elected Congress” is stunning. Obamacare was so unpopular that deals (the Louisiana Purchase, the Cornhusker Kickback, etc) were required to get enough Democrat senator support for passage. President Obama had to promise not to fund abortions (another broken promise) to get House Democrats to overcome bi-partisan opposition. During the Obamacare debate, the vast majority of Americans voiced their opposition. Massachusetts even elected a Republican, a “No” vote, to

“Ted Kennedy’s Senate seat”! The American people reacted to Obamacare by sweeping Democrats out of office across the country in 2010 elections. A majority of the American people still wants Obamacare repealed. Has President Obama lost touch with reality? Does he think his lies can make us forget recent history? Whatever the explanation, President Obama thinks his wants are more important than the truth, reality, the wishes of the American people, or the U.S. Constitution. President Obama seems to think he was coronated, not inaugurated. The U.S. Constitution was written to protect us from such megalomaniacs. Don Ewing Meredith


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JUDGE from page 2 insisted Obama was not trying to bully the justices by weighing in before the case is decided. “It’s the reverse of intimidation,” Carney said during a lengthy defense of Obama’s comments. “He’s simply making an observation about precedent and the fact that he expects the court to adhere to that precedent.” A reversal would not be unprecedented, even under the very narrow terms Obama and his spokesman later attached to his comments, but it would be very unusual. Obama had sought to clarify his remarks under questioning at The Associated Press annual meeting on Tuesday. There, Obama said he was referring only to a specific class of constitutional law, and to the pattern of judicial deference to Congress exemplified by the upholding of New Deal legislation in the 1930s. Carney on Wednesday said Obama’s remarks were the object of criticism “only because a handful of people didn’t seem to understand what he was referring to.” Carney also repeated Holder’s assurance that the Justice Department would comply with the Texas judge’s demand for a letter of explanation. Smith on Tuesday had seemed to take offense to comments Obama made Monday that he didn’t believe the Supreme Court would take the “unprecedented” step of overturning a law passed by a strong majority of Congress. He said he wanted reassurance that Holder and the Justice Department recognized judicial authority. “The letter needs to be at least three pages, single spaced, no less and it needs to be specific. It needs to make specific reference to the president’s statements,” Smith said during a case brought in part by a spine and joint hospital in East Texas that is challenging the constitutionality of a portion of the health care law. Smith’s office in Houston said Wednesday the judge would not be commenting on the issue because the case before his court still is pending. Smith, a native Texan, was nominated to the appeals court by President Ronald Reagan and confirmed by the Senate in 1987.

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To the editor, Thomas LeMay states in his March 30 letter that I veered away from discussing abortion in our debate over contraception. Not true. In the beginning, I state, “For a bunch of tea bags who are concerned with abortion and welfare, they sure haven’t thought this one out in the slightest. If one wants fewer abortions and less welfare families, family planning, sexual healthcare, sex education, and contraception education are the only answers. Making contraception unavailable and abortion illegal is about as intelligent a solution as the drug war is for drug use or banning guns is to end violent crime.” Like right wing economics, the social conservative solutions in the culture war are nonsense that only work in cartoons. In the letter published right after the one Mr. Lemay addressed March 30, I took on the subject of abortion statistics precisely because Mr. Lemay was so animated by it. In it I showed that pro-life strategies utterly fail statistically at actually being pro-life. The latest WHO/Guttmacher study reveals that overall, the highest abortion rates are where it is illegal and where contraception availability is low. The nations with the most liberal laws and the best family planning services had the lowest rates. Belgium had one-third our rate because they don’t have a million right wing restrictions to reproductive autonomy. No matter where one comes down on the rights issue, the best way to reduce abortion is with liberal family planning laws and the numbers back that up. Hindering family planning and outlawing abortion doesn’t work in the real world. Mr. Lemay’s proposed reach for religious exemptions is extreme while the laws enacted by many states are sensible. Like “Obamacare”, they exempt places of worship but not any businesses churches may buy and operate in the market sector. They lose their special rights when they become an employer of the general public. In 2002, Republican Governor George Pataki signed the “New York Women’s Health and Wellness Act”. The NY law stated if an insurance plan covered prescriptions, they had

to include contraception prescriptions, too. In 2004, ten religiously affiliated social service groups sued. A NY trial court upheld the law as constitutional, noting that “a broader exemption would frustrate the law’s goals of promoting women’s health and ending gender discrimination”. Then Catholic Charities appealed to the New York State Appellate Division. They lost again. Then the case went to the NY Court of Appeals which found that its “object to increase women’s access to health care does not target religious practices.” Then the case was off to another New York State Court of Appeals. It upheld the trial court’s original ruling and found that the law was neutral. The religious group then appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court for review. The court denied their petition. Law stands. In California, much the same happened. The Women’s Contraception Equity Act became law in 2000. Catholic Charities filed suit. They lost the first round in the appeals court. In the end, the California Supreme Court upheld the law, holding “that it does not impermissibly impair the religious rights of Catholic Charities by requiring that they include prescription contraceptives in their health benefit program”. In October of 2004, the U.S. Supreme Court turned down a request by the Catholic Charities for a review. Law stands. The EEOC’s ruling in 2000 on the California law ruled just as the highest courts later did in both New York and California. “The Commission concludes that Respondents’ exclusion of prescription contraceptives violates Title VII, as amended by the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, whether the contraceptives are used for birth control or for other medical purposes.” The rulings by the top courts and the EEOC do not agree with any of the religious liberty exemption claims made by those like Mr. Lemay on the conservative side. These laws and rulings were made years before the Affordable Health Care Act was crafted. In fact, New York and California are said to be the models for the prescription plan part. They already saw how the courts came down on this. James Veverka Tilton

Present contempt for Constitution & role of Supreme Court is ample To the editor, Thank you to John Lukens for your lucid letter with regard to ‘”liberal” Supreme Court justices and their shredding of the Constitution. Mr. Lukens does not name the standard “liberal” defense of honoring this document in the breach, the fiction that it is a living document and as such should be subject to interpretation according to the perceived needs and sensibilities of the age. This seems to come perilously close to the thought of Lewis Carroll’s Humpty Dumpty: “When I use a word, it means just what I choose it to mean — nothing more nor less”. Gary Rosen’s book “American Compact” contains relevant considerations from James Madison, chief author of the Constitution: Constitutional limits “were the deepest source of

republican dignity, the bulwarks that he expected a citizenry to defend in order to remind themselves of their sovereignty”. And: “As Madison feared, utility rather than constitutionality has become the ultimate test for public policy.” Present contempt for the Constitution and the role of the Supreme Court is amply represented in today’s words from Senator Richard Blumenthal, former attorney general of the state of Connecticut: “The court commands no armies, it has no money; it depends for its power on its credibility. The only reason people obey it is because it has that credibility. And the court risks grave damage if it strikes down a statute of this magnitude and importance and stretches dramatically and drastically to do it.” see next page

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CASINO from page one earlier this week, the board said they were willing to consider the request from Potts Gaming, LLC’s for a reduction of $25,400 in interest if the company continues to make weekly payments of $3,000. The decision will be made at the board’s first meeting in June. “We’ve done this for other properties,” said Selectman Ron Cormier when the board first evaluated the request in the mid March. According to Town Administrator Jeanne Beaudin, the back taxes on the former dog track as of March 16 were $185,781. For the past four weeks the company has paid at least $3,000 each week toward its tax bill. For Casino General Manger Rick Newman, the potential workout couldn’t be better. “The town’s been terrific,” he said. “It’s very refreshing when a government is willing to work with a business.” For Selectman Chair Jon Pike, the proposed workout is a good solution. Pike has noted the during the transition from when it was owned by Torguson Gaming Group to when Potts Gaming foreclosed on what was then called The Lodge at Belmont, the company kept its 45 employees. “I hear they’ve hired 11 more,” Pike said, noting that ideally the town wants to get its money but doesn’t want to harm the company’s potential for growth by over-burdening its cash flow. Newman said yesterday the Casino actually has 57 employees now and

expects that it will be hiring at least six to 10 more before June 1. He also said things are looking good for the casino’s success. “With Craig (Potts) being willing to invest, the business itself is growing,” Newman said. The Lakes Region Casino is a charitable gaming company as well as a restaurant, arcade, and a live-entertainment venue. As well as “growing jobs,” Newman said the casino raises money for 37 charities money of which are local. Newman said the Casino recently began opening at noon as opposed to 4 p.m. for table gaming. He also said there is now bingo at the casino on weekends but expects by June to have bingo Wednesday through Sunday and, at some point, every day. He also is optimistic the N.H. State Senate will pass a bill that would increase the charitable gaming table limits from $4 to $6. He said the bill recently passed in the state House. Newman said the Casino is also offering a lot of good live entertainment including an appearance on April 20 of the local popular Eric Grant Band. He also said Jimmy Buffet’s lead guitarist Peter Maher will be performing on April 23. “I am so grateful for the town’s willingness to work with us,” Newman said, adding the Casino’s goal was to be 100 percent paid and current on property taxes within one year. — Gail Ober

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heads. They’re at the stage where it seems like the most important thing in the world. If they’re being treated bad, they may not realize that’s not the way they should be treated.” Kitty Keifer, education and outreach coordinator for New Beginnings, said the event could represent a much-needed source of revenue for the education programs she delivers in local schools. “There is a funding source for it, but it is limited.” The event, “may mean a great deal to our funding, as our funding gets cut back further and further.” In addition to dollars and cents, Kiefer said the fact that a couple of students are willing to invest their time into the event means she must be doing something right. “It shows that they appreciate the work that we’re doing. I think it shows a lot of promise for the next generation of leaders.”

SANBORNTON from page one roads back together,” said Nickerson. Mud season comes every year in New Hampshire but it’s always rough in Sanbornton — a rural hill town community with 40 miles of unpaved roads and two major state highways. This year’s unexpected week of 80 degree temperatures in March caused the state’s roads to thaw at a much faster rate than is typical, leaving bootsucking, rut-causing mud throughout. Two weeks ago, the mud caused a school bus in Gilmanton to sink up to its axles and delayed the emergency response times to a young girl who fell out a second story window. Highway Supervisor Johnny VanTassel said his crews are making due with the resources they have on hand. He said crews are mixing what gravel comes from the roads back in to the mud and are running the grader about 12 hours a day. He also said the recent extremely dry weather has

made the top layers of mud dry and has actually made it more difficult to get the roads under control. But without money to buy diesel and gravel, fixing the roads task will be nearly impossible. He also said they are concentrating on one portion of town at a time so they don’t have to keep running from one side of town to the other and burning desperately needed fuel. He did acknowledge that some town roads, like Eastman Road, were down to one lane in stretches and at least one resident told Nickerson her mailman lost a car exhaust to town mud. Town Administrator Bob Veloski said he will meet with all the department heads today, evaluate all of the remaining fiscal year budget needs and report back to selectmen at their next meeting. Both he and Nickerson said it was likely some money would need to be moved from other departments to the highway department at that meeting.

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ager, said that the firm is growing and took an opportunity to bring “all makes and models of quality preowned vehicles” closer to its customers in the Lakes Region. “This is a great family-owned business with an excellent reputation and this is an opportunity to save customers from around the lake a trip all the way down here,” he said. Hastings said that apart from “cleaning things up a bit,” no major renovations of the building will be undertaken and the dealership should be “up and running” by the end of next week. — Michael Kitch

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Some Belknap County towns considering joining big cities in suit to challenge constitutionality of N.H. House redistricting plan Republican Rep. Greemore & Democratic former rep. Miller agree that Meredith should have its owns seats in House By Michael Kitch THE LACONIA DAILY SUN

MEREDITH — A Democrat and a Republican, a sitting state representative and a former state representative this week urged the Board of Selectmen to consider joining other municipalities, particularly Manchester and Concord, in mounting a legal challenge to the redistricting of the 400 seats in the New Hampshire House of Representatives. In 2006, voters amended the state Constitution to entitle any municipality or ward with 1/400th or more of the state’s population (3,291) to at least one seat in the House of Representatives. However, the House Republican leadership has insisted that since the federal principle of “one man, one vote” trumps the constitutional amendment, the population of districts cannot deviate more or less than five-percent from the ideal of 3,291. As a result, the plan adopted by the House denies seats to 62 eligible towns and wards. Moreover, the plan breaches city limits in seven of 13 cities, including Manchester and Concord, by combining wards with towns to form districts. Critics claim that deviation is but one of several factors to consider in drawing electoral districts and the courts have not insisted on strict numerical standards in the face of reasonable grounds, like the provisions of the state Constitution, for stretching them. Meredith, with a population of 6,241, qualifies for less than the two representatives it has elected since 2002. Gilford with 7,126 people, warrants more than two seats on its own. The redistricting plan adopted by the Legislature over the veto of Governor John Lynch combines Meredith and Gilford, whose town lines meet in Lake Winnipesaukee south of Spindle Point, Stonedam Island, Meredith Neck and Bear Island, in one district where four representatives would be elected at-large. Neither town would be assured of its own representation. All four reps could come from either town. Kate Miller, a Democrat who represented Meredith in the House from 2008 to 2010, was the first to ask the selectmen if they intended to discuss redistricting and to suggest that the town join litigation to undo the plan. Representative Bob Greemore,

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who alone among the 18 members of the Belknap County delegation — all Republicans — voted to uphold the governor’s veto of the redistricting bill, told the board that he expressed his misgivings about combining Meredith and Gilford to both the House Special Committee on Redistricting and the House leadership, but “got nowhere.” Selectman Peter Brothers said that he had expected the board would consider redistricting at a workshop and agreed “we should have a discussion.” Noting that nothing was budgeted for litigation, Brothers wondered “what is the cost to wage war and what is the value?” Sandy Mucci reminded the board that “whatever is done, we’re stuck with it for 10 years.” Miller pointed out that both Manchester and Concord were sure to contemplate and likely to pursue litigation, suggesting that Meredith, along with other towns, might join the suit. The board directed Town Manager Phil Warren to approach mayors Ted Gatsas of Manchester and Jim Bouley of Concord and report back to the board. Warren said yesterday that he had reached out to both mayors as well as Scott Dunn, the Gilford town administrator. Dunn said yesterday that there has been no discussion about redistricting among the Gilford selectmen, but anticipated that the board would consider the issue. In the meantime, Pat Consentino, who chairs the Board of Selectmen in Tilton, said that the board will consider filing or joining a lawsuit when it meets this afternoon. Although Tilton qualifies for its own seat, it would continue to share two representatives with Sanbornton. Since the districts were last redrawn in 2002, both representatives from the district have been from Sanbornton. On Wednesday the Manchester Board of Mayor

and Aldermen authorized the mayor “to initiate a lawsuit regarding the tate Redistricting Plan by either joining suit with Concord or filing suit on behalf of the city with the pro bono services of the McLane Law Firm.” Gatsas said this week that city officials take exception to joining two wards int he city — 8 and 9 — with Litchfield to form a district electing two representatives. He said that he objects to compromising the integrity of the city and diluting its representation by combining wards with an adjacent town. Bouley said that he was “very troubled” that the redistricting plan had joined Ward 5 in Concord with the town of Hopkinton to form a House district with three representatives. He noted that the interests of cities and towns often not only differ but conflict, particularly over issues like funding public education, and said they should not share representation. “Concord’s population entitles the city to 13 seats,” he said, explaining that the redistricting plan could dilute its presence in the House by leaving it with only a dozen. Bouley said that the City Council will discuss the issue when it meets on April 9. Meanwhile, he has spoken with the city solicitor, Jim Kennedy, who as an assistant attorney general participated in the litigation that arose from the last round of redistricting in 2000. Meanwhile, as if anticipating challenges from on Monday Representative Bill O’Brien, Speaker of the House, sent letters to public officials in Manchester, Concord anda number of towns, including Meredith, justifying the redistricting law enacted by the House. The letters address the specific circumstances of the particular municipalities, arguing that any alternative treatment would put the entire redistricting plan at risk of fai

LACONIA — The city skateboard park, located on Fair Street, behind the Police Station, is closed indefinitely for repairs. Officials with the Parks & Recreation Department said all of the elements in the park are in a state of disrepair and need fixing.

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was arrested he would go to jail for life and would “take out a cop” if police ever came to arrest him. Houghton testified that Antonia Ellison also told them that as they were driving, Webster said, “Do you want to see how real I am?” and fired a shot from the car. Houghton said police later retrieved that bullet casing. Houghton testified that said tapes from surveillance cameras in the area captured the chase and shooting. Webster was apprehended in a nearby backyard as he was trying to climb a fence. A gun was found on the ground, Houghton said. During his booking, Webster said, “’You might as well just kill me; I’m going to jail for life,’” Houghton testified. Webster’s lawyer, Caroline Smith, questioned Houghton, suggesting that some witnesses saw two men shooting at Doherty. Houghton said video surveillance tapes show Doherty pursuing only one man. “He said it was just him and the shooter,” Houghton testified.

LRGHEALTHCARE from page one may or may not be transferred to policyholders. Aside from operating income, LRGH reported nonoperating gains of $800,453 from gifts and bequests of $170,375, interest and dividend income of $445,118 and realized returns on investments of $184,960. Altogether operating and nonoperating revenues topped expenses by $814,150 for a positive margin of 0.4-percent compared to a negative margin of 6.8-percent in 2010. But, as Dr. Robert Evans of the Finance Committee acknowledged in his report to meeting, the surplus funds from the JUA masked annual structural deficit approaching $4-million. Evans highlighted LRGH’s membership in the Granite Healthcare Network, a consortium of five hospitals — Concord Hospital, Eliot Hospital, Southern New Hampshire Health System and Wentworth-Douglass Hospital — working together to reduce operating expenses. He said that the Granite Shield Insurance Exchange, LLC, through which all but Concord Hospital self-insure for professional and general liability, trimmed LRGH’s insurance costs 45-percent in 2011. Likewise, the cost of reference laboratory services has fallen 18-percent by pooling purchases. The network is pursuing nine joint projects, including print services, data storage and linen services.

It fell to Clairmont to remind the meeting of past problems and future risks. LRGH is among 10 hospitals suing the state in federal court, charging that its administration of the Medicaid program threatens to undermines the financial integrity of the hospitals. Last year the Legislature not only sustained earlier reductions in reimbursement rates — since 2008 the lowest in the country — but also effectively began levying a 5.5-percent tax on the net patient revenue of hospitals. Meanwhile, the federal health care reform law projects adding 50,000 patients to the Medicaid rolls in New Hampshire and the Legislature anticipates introducing managed care for Medicaid patients. LRGH drew a sharp scolding from Governor John Lynch after taking a series countermeasures to limit access and lower costs of Medicaid patients. “With what’s going on in this state,” Clairmont remarked last night, “you add it all up and it’s serious. “ He said that “the business model of the entire health care system is not sustainable,” but vowed “we will move forward and make it work.” On a brighter note, LRGH honored two individuals for their contributions to the community’s health care system. The Sally Proctor Award was presented to Stuart Trachy, the current chairman of the board of the trustees, who was a trustee of Franklin Regional Hospital from 1990 to 2001 and in 2005 board of LRGH, where he has held several offices and served on numerous committees. He played a major role in the merger that created LRGHealthcare. A former state representative, mayor of Franklin and Merrimack County Commissioner, Trachy also serves on the board of the New Hampshire Hospital Association. Jim Dirubbo, who joined the board in 1996 and serves on the audit and philanthropy committees, received the Rhoda C. Ladd Award. He was a member of the negotiation committee that closed the merger between the two hospitals and became the first chairman of the united LRGHealthcare in 2002. Dirubbo has served on the boards of Community Helath & Hospice and the New Hampshire CPA Society and chaired the Belknap County Economic Development Council.

Autopsy report paints grim picture of Houston’s final hours LOS ANGELES (AP) — Whitney Houston was found face-down in a bathtub with cocaine in her system and drug paraphernalia on the bathroom counter nearby, investigators revealed in the singer’s final autopsy report released Wednesday. The report delivered a grim accounting of Houston’s final hours nearly three months ago. The singer complained of a sore throat before an assistant suggested she take a bath before the start of a pre-Grammy Awards gala. By the time the assistant returned, Houston had drowned and was lying face down in the tub. Investigators who scoured the room later found in the bathroom a “spoon with a white crystal like substance in it,” and a white powdery substance in a drawer and on a mirror, according the report. The report does not specifically identify the substances as cocaine, although toxicology tests discovered the drug in Houston’s heart and extremities. The report provides a sad footnote to Houston’s life, revealing the toll the singer’s drug use took on her body. When coroner’s officials said two weeks ago that Houston died from accidental drowning, they also revealed that cocaine had played a role in her death. The office has said there were signs of both chronic and recent use. An investigator noted a hole in the singer’s nose, listed under “history of substance abuse.” Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter said he could not discuss how recently Houston may have used

cocaine, or other details of the final report. Beverly Hills police Lt. Mark Rosen said the investigation is still open and he could not comment on the findings. The department has said there did not appear to be signs of foul play. On her final day alive, Houston complained she had a sore throat for several days, and an assistant suggested she take a bath, according to the report. By the time her assistant returned, Houston had been submerged for at least an hour, the report estimates. Water soaked the floor, seeping into the bedroom area. Investigators initially expected drugs or alcohol played a role in Houston’s death, but no alcohol was found in her system. They eventually ruled her death an accidental drowning, with heart disease and cocaine use cited as contributing factors. Houston’s death came just hours before a preGrammy gala thrown by her mentor Clive Davis. She was attempting another comeback by starring in a remake of the film “Sparkle,” in which she plays the mother of three girls who form a singing group and struggle with fame and drug addiction. A trailer released Monday featured Houston prominently, including a snippet of her performance of the classic gospel song “His Eye Is on the Sparrow.” Toxicology results also showed Houston had marijuana, Xanax, the muscle relaxant Flexeril, and the allergy medication Benadryl in her system. None of those drugs were considered factors in her death.

CONCORD (AP) — A New Hampshire man charged with committing a robbery after mistakenly being freed from prison is now facing additional charges. Concord police say 44-year-old James Rand wrestled a purse from a woman at Wal-Mart April 1, the same night they say he robbed a convenience store clerk at knifepoint. During a search of his home police say they found

items stolen from the Brix and Stix Company during a burglary March 31. He now faces two counts of robbery and a burglary charge. Corrections officials say he was mistakenly paroled March 30, because they did not realize he had a criminal charge pending. Rand is scheduled to appear in court Thursday. He is being held on $60,000 bail.

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Bow doctor charged with sexual assault found dead in Meredith hotel room BOW (AP) — A New Hampshire doctor accused of sexually assaulting patients has been found dead in a hotel room in Meredith. The Citizen reports Dr. Steven Chern, who had

surrendered his medical license, was found unresponsive Monday afternoon in a room at Church Landing. He was declared dead a short time later.

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Marcia G. Bixby, 71

RUMNEY — Marcia Gail Bixby, 71, of School St. died April 4, 2012 at Concord Hospice House in Concord, after a long battle with lung disease. Born in Plymouth on November 28, 1940, she was the daughter of Neil M. and Arline (Ingalls) MacDonald. Marcia grew up in Ashland and graduated from Ashland High School. She has resided in the PemiBaker Valley for most all her life, spending over the past thirty plus years in Rumney. She worked at many different jobs in the local area throughout her life. She most recently had worked at Cold Springs Resort, in Ashland, taking care of all the annual and perennial flowers, and the beautification of the grounds. She also was an area salesperson for Avon Products. Marcia loved the outdoors and gardening. She also

was an avid lover of all animals and had spent a lot of time riding and caring for horses over the years. Marcia is survived by her husband, John C. Bixby of Tilton, sons, Joseph D. Yeaton and Kenneth N. Yeaton, both of Plymouth, daughter Teresa Montague of West Plymouth, eight grandchildren, three great grandchildren, brother, Neil MacDonald of Plymouth, sisters, Jackie Ireland of Plymouth, Marion Guzicki of Saugus, MA, many nieces, nephews, three stepchildren and extended family. Calling hours will be held in the Mayhew Funeral Home, 12 Langdon St. Plymouth, on Saturday 1pm to 3pm. A graveside service will be held in the Trinity Churchyard Cemetery, Holderness, at the convenience of the family. The Meredith Bay Crematorium, located at the Mayhew Funeral Home in Meredith, is charge of the cremation.

Business After Hours hosted by Rumney’s Country Gift n’ Things and Friends on April 12 RUMNEY — The Plymouth Regional Chamber of Commerce will hold a Business After Hours on Thursday, April 12, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Rumney’s Country Gifts n’ Things on Kelly Lane in Rumney. Visit this little gem nestled off of Route 25 in Rumney filled with gifts for all occasions; special orders of hand-painted wares and crafts; and services to pamper, relax and beautify. Pat Costa, a popular salon stylist and gift shop owner, has assembled a collection of complimenting micro-businesses under one roof to create a one-stop-shopping experience for all. Browse for the perfect Mother’s Day gift while waiting for your hair appointment, or consign a hand-painted gift from Joni Turcotte before relaxing with a massage from Sandra Smith, LMT massage therapist. Pat has cultivated relationships over the years to give entrepreneurs a place to hone their crafts and skills. Joni Turcotte, a self-taught folk art painter, specializes in furniture and tin ware, crafting unique treasures from antiques, second hand or custom

pieces. Sandra Smith LMT, owner and operator of Right Touch Therapeutic Massage, has been practicing her massage therapy at Pat’s since last fall. And of course, Pat has her stylish hair salon, lovely florals, and ever popular gifts consisting of handmade quilts, gourmet foods, locally made jewelry, candles and more. New to Rumney’s Country Gifts this year is a series of monthly speakers. Each month, Pat welcomes a local expert in her field to engage and educate women about issues pertinent to the health and wellness of women and their families. Mix and mingle with colleagues and friends and meet your hosts, Pat, Joni and Sandra at this festive event while they share their passions for what they bring to the community and tourists alike. This monthly scheduled networking opportunity conducted by the Plymouth Regional Chamber is part of their active support of the regional businesses and is possible through the generous support of key area businesses.

LACONIA — The Irwin Automotive Group in hosting a special “Ladies & Wheels” event on the evening of Wednesday, April 11, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Women from throughout the Lakes Region are invited to attend for snacks and sweets and a program of tips and information to help them feel informed and empowered about getting the most from their vehicles. The first 50 ladies to preregister at will receive a special gift bag. All woman who make a reservation will receive free valet parking at the event and a complimentary car wash. Topics for the evening will include: “Finding Your Car” — topics on researching, finding and choosing your favorite vehicle of choice; “Servicing Your Car” — topics on keeping your vehicle maintained, getting the most from your tires and choosing your repair facility; “Knowing your Car” — visual explanation of the parts of your car, suspension, brakes and dashboard indicator lights;

“What to do when you breakdown” — AAA will be a sponsor for this class event; “Distracted Driving” — AAA will work with the ladies & families in advocating safety on the road. Door prizes will be given away, including a salon treatment for the lucky winner and for her car. The Irwin Toyota/Scion/Ford/Lincoln store is located at 59 Bisson Avenue.

Irwin Automotive Group hosting ‘Ladies & Wheels’ event

ATTENTION GILMANTON RESIDENTS The Town of Gilmanton Recycling Facility will be closed on Easter Sunday, April 8, 2012 to allow the employees to celebrate the holiday with their families. Please plan accordingly.

Part 4 of ‘Go Grinning’ series held on April 13

GILFORD — Part 4 of the Belknap County Area Committee on Aging ‘’Go Grinning’’ series will be held on Friday April 13 at 10 a.m. in the Wesley Woods Community Room. Officer Wes DeSousa from the Gilford Police Department will talk about “a good time to leave the drivers seat.’’ Terri Paige from the Department of Transportation and a representative from the Taylor Home will talk about other transportation options. Wesley Woods is located behind the First United Methodist Church off Rte 11A in Gilford. Those who have questions, or would like more information can contact Stace Dicker-Hendricks at 603-528-2555 or or Carrie Chandler at 279-8111 or The mission of the Belknap County Area Committee on Aging is to advocate and inform the public on matters relating to the development and implementation of local, state and federal programs / issues affecting well being, independence and dignity in keeping with New Hampshire’s goal to keep seniors healthy.

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Temple B’nai Israel holding Passover Seder on Saturday Night LACONIA — Temple B’nai Israel continues its tradition of holding a second night community Passover Seder on Saturday, April 7 at 5 p.m. Congregants welcome community and friends who wish to participate in the traditional rituals of remembrance and celebration of the Exodus from Egypt thousands of years ago. The eight day period of Passover traditionally begins with the removal of chametz (leavened foods including bread) from every Jewish household. During Pesach (Passover) only unleavened bread and foods are eaten. The rituals of the Seder meal on the first two nights of Passover follow the story of the Exodus told through

the ritual of four cups of wine (grape juice when required) and the symbolic Seder plate contents. The Passover story is followed by a sumptuous meal of Matzo ball soup, gefilte fish mold with homemade horseradish, chicken with apricot sauce, potato knishes, assorted vegetables and a potpourri of luscious desserts. The cost is $20 per adult, $10 for children under twelve. Joyous song concludes the evening’s festivities. Rabbi Hannah Orden will conduct the Seder and Cantor Melody Funk will lead the singing. Irene Gordon is master chef of the evening and will accept reservations at 267-1935. Temple B’nai Israel is located at 210 Court Street in Laconia.

Scholarship application deadline nears Holy Trinity School holding Annual

The deadline for Lakes Region Scholarship Foundation applications is Monday, April 16. LRSF President Paulette Loughlin and Executive Director Joan Cormier, seated, are reviewing the application rating process with, standing, holdover trustees Lisa Bianco and Marcia Hayward and newly-elected trustees Sarah Svindland, Kevin Dunleavy and Donna Hennessey. Loughlin says applications can be downloaded from the foundation’s website under the ‘for applicant’ section, or by contacting the office at or by calling 527-3533. (Courtesy photo)

‘Build Your Business’ at Beane Center LACONIA — LightPoint Business Advisors and LightPoint Retirement Planning Center will hold Build Your Own Business workshops at the Beane Conference Center this month and in May. The workshops are designed by Cheryl Villani, a former HR executive who focuses her practice exclusively on business insurance and retirement planning for business owners, families and individuals. She says the BYB concept is aimed at addressing and providing strategies and solutions to entrepreneurs needs on insurance planning, bookkeeping, accounting,

and payroll, human resource management, business planning, preparing for business ownership transition, tax and retirement income planning. Workshops run from noon to 1 p.m. with a complimentary lunch will served. The workshops are: — April 18: New Retirement Plan Solutions For Self-Employed and Small Business Owners: How to maximize tax deductions and guaranteed income. — May 16: Got Health Insurance? The Voluntary Benefits Alternative: How to provide employee benefits at no cost to you. Call 345-6755 to reserve a seat.

Scholarship Auction on April 14 LACONIA — The annual Holy Trinity Scholarship Auction presented by Laconia Savings Bank and AutoServ of NH will be held Saturday, April 14 starting at 5:30 p.m. The event offers more than 300 local and regional gift certificates and merchandise for silent and live auction bidding. This year’s event has the luxury of welcoming back the live auctioneer Ken Barrett, of Barrett Auction, Tilton. The event will be catered by Fratello’s Restaurant of Lakeport. The silent auction will begin at 5:30 p.m. with the live auction starting promptly at 7 p.m.

Dinner will be served in between at a donation of $10 per person. A few of the great items up for auction include Walt Disney World Hopper Passes, Boston Bruins Host Suite Tickets for four, Boston Harbor Cruises, an overload of the ever popular Red Sox Tickets, local shopping gift cards, as well as local restaurants like Patrick’s, and concert tickets to Meadowbrook US Cellular Pavilion. Walk-ins are welcome, however reserve a table today by calling Holy Trinity at 524-3156. Holy Trinity School is a regional Pre K-8 school located in Laconia

and operates under the auspices of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Manchester. There are approximately 115 students enrolled in grades K through 8. The mission of Holy Trinity School is the continuation of the teaching ministry of Jesus Christ. A faith community in the Catholic tradition, Holy Trinity is committed to proclaiming the good news of salvation and to building the kingdom of God through word and deed. In partnership with parents, Holy Trinity is dedicated to providing a total Christian educational experience which engages students intellectually, promotes social and personal responsibility, and inspires spiritual growth. For more information on Holy Trinity School call 524-3156.

Game Night at Meredith Library MEREDITH — The Friends of the Meredith Library are hosting their first Game Night at the Meredith Public Library on Thursday, April 12, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The Friends will provide some board games and cards, but if you have a game you enjoy, you may bring it with you that night. Please join them to play an old favorite or learn a new game and make new friends at the same time.

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Currier & Ives lithograph donated for Meredith Chamber Auction

MEREDITH — The Meredith Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce a very generous donation to the auction which will be held at “Margaritaville in Meredith” on Friday evening April 13. Sophia Lane, owner of the Old Print Barn and a long time member of the Chamber has donated a Currier and Ives original lithograph which is one of an original hand colored Left to right Justin VanEtten, board member Meredith Area print from the 1868 series. Chamber, Sophia Lane of the Old Print Barn, Sue Cerutti, Executive Director Meredith Area Chamber of Commerce, and Michelle The print itself measures Brown, board member, Meredith Area Chamber. (Courtesy photo) 14 x 10.5 inches and framed in a black and gold frame measures 21 X main office of Meredith Village Sav17 inches. Entitled “American Homestead ings Bank beginning April 2 for those Winter,” it is one the most ought after interested in seeing the print. images from the American Homestead For more information about submitseries and is valued at over $4,500. ting a bid in advance contact the Mer“American Homestead Winter’ edith Area Chamber of Commerce at will be on display in the lobby of the 279-6121.

Better Choices, Better Health workshops start at Pines Center April 11

LACONIA — People who suffer from chronic diseases which may include arthritis, chronic pain, asthma, obesity, osteoporosis, diabetes or heart disease can learn how to manage their symptoms/disease at the Better Choices, Better Health workshops being presented by LRGHealthcare starting Wednesday, April 11 from 9-11:30 a.m. at the Northfield Pines Community Center. The workshops , continuing for six consecutive weeks (same time, same place). Leaders will guide participants through this proven program developed by the Stanford University School of Medicine. These sessions are ideal for anyone living with a chronic health condition or a caregiver of someone with a

chronic health condition. LRGHealthcare Community Educators Carolyn Muller and Melissa Rizzo have successfully guided many community members through the program. Carolyn and Melissa’s programs have been so well received they were recently presented with a Champion Award by the Department of Health and Human Services. The award recognizes their outstanding leadership and abilities to engage individuals in promoting the Better Choices, Better Health Chronic Disease Self-Management Program in New Hampshire. For more information or to register for the upcoming workshops, call LRGHealthcare Education Services at 527-7120.

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By Holiday Mathis SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Do you feel an inexplicable pull toward the supernatural world? Your desire to fine-tune your intuitive skills begins with strong hunches and ends with an irresistible wave of feeling. Resistance is futile. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Work presents special challenges. You may experience feelings of jealousy, and if so, they’re something to celebrate. You’re being led to excel in a certain direction. The spirit of competition will keep you sharp. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Clinging to what you want only defeats your efforts. Let go. The old adage is so true: If it’s really yours, set it free, and it will come back to you. The art of detachment will liberate you both. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You don’t always know what you’re doing. It’s beautiful -- to those who understand beauty. Life is a creative process, after all. Your ability to improvise will come into play. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Coming up with solutions for the problems of the world seems to be your forte of late. You think no one understands the pressures you are under, but that’s where you’re wrong. Another Pisces can commiserate. TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (April 5). Love connections strengthen this year as you create more experiences with loved ones. The next 10 weeks open your eyes and heart in new ways. Take a class in June. It will be such a fortuitous move that you’ll immediately sign on for another. Money in November adds to your holiday enjoyment. Your love signs are Pisces and Taurus. Your lucky numbers are: 7, 30, 22, 13 and 18.

by Darby Conley

ARIES (March 21-April 19). You’ll be keenly aware of fortune’s favor. You’ll have an excellent sense of what will be lucky for you. You’ll also note what is likely to be burdensome, and you’ll run in the opposite direction. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Someone cares enough to put on a theatrical show of emotions for you. This may pull at your heartstrings, or it may amuse you. Either way, you’ll find it flattering. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Your reputation precedes you. There’s something in the way others approach you that makes you understand your position anew. This inspires you to do what it takes to keep your public image pristine. CANCER (June 22-July 22). Just when you start to feel that life is a super-long road trip, someone dear will take the wheel for a while so you can relax. It’s proof that your people love you for who you are and not strictly for what you can do for them. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). The funny thing about sensation is that too much pleasure will quickly become pain -- ha, ha, ha. Moderation is the key to liking what you enjoy for now and the days to come. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You love your friends and family, but you don’t always want them in your business. Sometimes your door hanger is turned to “Do Not Disturb,” and that’s just how it goes. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). There is joy and unexpected pleasure to be had by giving in to the wiles and whims of others. Tonight: Be careful not to defend yourself before you’re being attacked. That’s a sure way to show weakness.

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––––––– ALMANAC ––––––– Today is Thursday, April 5, the 96th day of 2012. There are 270 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 5, 1862, during the Civil War, the monthlong Siege of Yorktown began in Virginia. (Because the Union commander, Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan, overestimated the enemy’s strength and insisted on preparations for a fullscale assault, the Confederate defenders were finally able to slip away and head toward Williamsburg.) On this date: In 1614, Pocahontas, daughter of the leader of the Powhatan tribe, married English colonist John Rolfe in Virginia. (A convert to Christianity, she went by the name Lady Rebecca.) In 1621, the Mayflower sailed from Plymouth Colony in present-day Massachusetts on a monthlong return trip to England. In 1792, President George Washington cast his first veto, rejecting a congressional measure for apportioning representatives among the states. In 1887, in Tuscumbia, Ala., Anne Sullivan achieved a breakthrough as her blind and deaf pupil, Helen Keller, learned the meaning of the word “water” as spelled out in the Manual Alphabet. In 1895, Oscar Wilde lost his criminal libel case against the Marquess of Queensberry, who’d accused the writer of homosexual practices. In 1933, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed an executive order creating the Civilian Conservation Corps and naming its director, Robert Fechner. In 1951, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were sentenced to death following their conviction in New York on charges of conspiring to commit espionage for the Soviet Union. In 1964, Army General Douglas MacArthur died in Washington at age 84. In 1986, two American servicemen and a Turkish woman were killed in the bombing of a West Berlin discotheque, an incident which prompted a U.S. air raid on Libya more than a week later. In 1987, Fox Broadcasting Co. made its primetime TV debut by airing the premiere episodes of “Married... with Children” and “The Tracey Ullman Show” three times each. In 1988, a 15-day hijacking ordeal began as gunmen forced a Kuwait Airways jumbo jet to land in Iran. One year ago: Ivory Coast’s strongman leader, Laurent Gbagbo remained holed up in a bunker inside the presidential residence, defiantly maintaining he’d won an election four months earlier even as troops backing the internationally recognized winner encircled the home. Today’s Birthdays: Movie producer Roger Corman is 86. Country music producer Cowboy Jack Clement is 81. Former Secretary of State Colin Powell is 75. Country singer Tommy Cash is 72. Actor Michael Moriarty is 71. Pop singer Allan Clarke (The Hollies) is 70. Writer-director Peter Greenaway is 70. Actor Max Gail is 69. Actress Jane Asher is 66. Singer Agnetha (ag-NEE’-tah) Faltskog (ABBA) is 62. Actor Mitch Pileggi is 60. Singer-songwriter Peter Case is 58. Rock musician Mike McCready (Pearl Jam) is 46. Country singer Troy Gentry is 45. Singer Paula Cole is 44. Actress Krista Allen is 41. Country singer Pat Green is 40.




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CALENDAR TODAY’S EVENTS “Alice in Wonderland” presented by the Winnipesaukee Playhouse Youth & Teen Ensemble. 7 p.m. For tickets call 366-7377 or visit Laconia Indoor Spring Market. 3 to 6 p.m. at Skate Escape on Court Street. More information at Open mic for poets and a ready by Dudley Laufman. 6 p.m. Annie’s Book Stop at 1330 Union Ave. in Laconia. Pianist Mark Shilansky appearing at the N.H. Jazz Center at Pitman’s Freight Room in Laconia. 8 p.m. $12. BYOB. Seminar on “Marketing & Branding Your Business” hosted by the Meredith Area Chamber of Commerce. 3:30 p.m. at the Community Center. Presented by Fran Orenstein of UnFed Design. Free. Reservations at 2796121. Food For Friends night at the Tapply Thompson Community Center in Bristol. Enjoy a free hot meal and great company from 5 to 6 p.m. For more information call 7442713. 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 time at the Meredith Public Library. 1 to 2 p.m. Stories, crafts, songs and games for children 3-5. Children are encouraged to bring an item from home that starts with the letter o the week — “S”. Knotty Knitters meeting at the Meredith Public Library. 10 a.m. to noon. Open to all experience levels. Toddler Time at the Gilford Public Library. 11:30 a.m. to noon. Songs, a story and a craft to take home for children 18-36 months. Tales For Tails time at the Gilford Public Library. 3:15 to 4:30 p.m. Share a story with our four-legged reading buddies, “Sam” and “Brady”.

FRIDAY, APRIL 6 “Alice in Wonderland” presented by the Winnipesaukee Playhouse Youth & Teen Ensemble. 7 p.m. For tickets call 366-7377 or visit 4th Annual Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt hosted by Gilford Parks & Recreation. 7:15 p.m. at the Elementary School. Open to all Gilford children through 4th grade. Free, but bring your own flashlight and basket. Comedy Night to benefit Kidworks Learning Center of Meredith. 7 p.m. cash bar and 8 p.m. show at Church Landing. Featuring Robbie Printz and Steve Guilmette. $20. E-mail Bake Sale in the lobby of Lakes Region General Hospital. 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the LRGH Employee Assistance Fund. Featuring homemade maple cinnamon rolls, dinner rolls and hot cross buns. Al-Anon Meeting at the Congregational Church Parish House (18 Veterans Square) in Laconia.9:30 to 11 a.m. each Friday. Al-Anon offers hope and help to families of alcoholics. No dues or fees. All are welcome. Call 645-9518. 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.

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“Seeking the truth and printing it” THE LACONIA DAILY SUN is published Tuesday through Saturday by Lakes Region News Club, Inc. Edward Engler, Mark Guerringue, Adam Hirshan, Founders Offices: 1127 Union Ave. #1, Laconia, NH 03246 Business Office 737-2020, Newsroom 737-2026, Fax: 527-0056 News E-mail: CIRCULATION: 18,000 distributed FREE Tues. through Sat. in Laconia, Weirs Beach, Gilford, Meredith, Center Harbor, Belmont, Moultonborough, Winnisquam, Sanbornton, Tilton, Gilmanton, Alton, New Hampton, Plymouth, Bristol, Ashland, Holderness.

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Dear Annie: I’ve been with my husband for 15 years. He has many good qualities, but he has always struggled with shyness, low self-esteem and awkwardness. When we got together, he promised to be the financial provider. He started many careers, all of which fizzled. Twice he’s had yearlong gaps where he was unemployed. Right now, he works a minimum-wage job. We are both in our mid-30s and recently had our first baby. I am resentful and angry that I had to return to work and put the baby in day care. I missed my baby’s first steps and first word. I feel robbed of time with my child. My husband says the difficulty of being the provider has been too hard to overcome. He wants me to let it go and move on. But, Annie, he is perfectly capable of making it happen. I never wanted to be “Mrs. Career,” and now I feel trapped. He always has excuses for not choosing a career. He has abandoned me to carry this financial burden on my own. I have seen a few counselors, who say to keep encouraging and believing in him, but my baby is nearly 2, and my husband is not making any effort. My father worked two jobs, and he says there’s something wrong with a man who can’t provide for his family. I tend to believe him. Do I let the dream die and accept reality or keep encouraging him? -- Sad Wife Dear Sad: There are worse things than being the main breadwinner and putting your child in day care. But the resentment and anger are problematic, and encouragement only goes so far. Please insist that your husband be evaluated for adult ADD, and also that he get some career counseling as well as therapy to work on his negative, self-defeating attitude.

Dear Annie: My father is dying of cancer. According to the doctors, he doesn’t have much longer to live. Dad and his second wife have been married for nearly 60 years. She has some dementia. My two younger half-brothers have told me she will get very upset if my daughter and I go see Dad. My stepmother and I have never been close, but she was always very sweet to us in the past. I don’t want to upset her, but at the same time, I want to see my dad, and my daughter wants to visit her granddad before he passes. We were able to see him for a short visit in the hospital, and once we came over when his wife was out of the house. I know this is a stressful time for the whole family. I don’t think Dad has much more time, and I will be upset if he dies and I haven’t had a chance to say goodbye. What should I do? -- First Born Dear First Born: Go anyway. If you fear it will derail your stepmother, ask one of her sons to please take her out for dinner or shopping so you can stop by with your daughter and say goodbye. Give them two or three possible time options, and insist that they select one within the week. Our thoughts are with you. Dear Annie: Here’s one more about naming a pet the same as a person. Years ago, I had a cat named Charlie. He was not allowed on our sofa. One day, a business associate stopped by and was sitting on the sofa talking to my husband. I walked into the living room and saw our cat jumping onto the couch. I yelled, “Charlie, get off of that sofa,” and the visitor suddenly jumped to his feet in confusion. I had forgotten that his name was also Charlie. I quickly apologized. -- Still Chuckling in Pennsylvania

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AKC German Shepherd Pups: Ex.Lg., born 1/20/12, parents on site, bi-colors, black/tan, $800-$1,200. (603)539-7727.

1999 Honda CR-V. AWD, 4 door, 150K miles, good condition, $4,200. Call after 6pm. 524-8364

DACHSHUNDS puppies. Heath & temperament guaranteed. Parents on premise $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 and 1989 Franklin 35ft. camper. Good shape. $6,500. 286-7293

2000 Ford Windstar LX, No Title, Parts Only. 102K miles $1500/ OBO. 290-4849. 2003 Subaru Forester- 2.5 5-speed, 170K, new brakes, new mud/snow tires. Very dependable. $3,000. 528-2806 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 2010 Honda Accord Coupe EXL2-door, V-6, Auto, 4789K, Leather, loaded. Over $30,000 new, sell for $23,000. 528-2806 BUYING junk cars, trucks & big trucks ME & NH. Call for price. Martin Towing. (603)305-4504.

David's Antique Auction Mon, April 9 @ 6 PM Preview 4 pm Leavitt Park, 334 Elm St, Laconia, NH Featuring Native American items: Squash blossom necklace, Navajo Beaded belt, silver concho belt, Sioux buffalo peace pipe, Haida mask, Teepee bag, Franklin Pierce peace medal, M/T table, shaker style table, Seth Thomas regulator clock, Iran rug, Political ribbons- Van Buren & Buchanan, Political tokens- Van Buren & US Grant, Sev lots old postcards, CV Ry (RR) lantern, Flute, sax, accordion, euphonium, Marbles hatchet, Stanley compass plane 113, etc.

D. Cross lic. 2487 Laconia, NH Phone 603-528-0247 Photos & listing on ID 4217 * Buyer Premium * No out of state checks unless known!

Autos CASH FOR junk cars & trucks.

Top Dollar Paid. Available 7 days a week. P3!s 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 LOOKING for 22’ dock in Laconia on Winnisquam, no electricity needed. 413-209-0768, Leave Message

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

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

Camps GILFORD: Camping and/or RV sites available beginning May 31st. Beach Pass and Boat Launch Pass. Ask about weekly & monthly specials. 3-way hook-ups. Also available for seasonal use and/ or weekend use. Ask about our weekly & monthly specials! Call 603-393-5756.

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. 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. 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-Available Immediately. 2-bedroom townhouse-style. Quiet, heat included. $225/week. All housing certificates accepted.

For Rent

For Rent

CENTER HARBOR- One bedroom house in desirable downtown location. Safe, private, well maintained. All utilities $875/ month. Write to: Boxholder PO Box 614, Center Harbor, 03226.

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.

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. $1250/ per month +utilities.

393-5756 GILFORD 3 bedroom condo, $1,300/monthly. Parking garages available. Heated pool, tennis court. Close to shopping and lake. Boat slip available. Washer/Dryer hook up available. NO PETS. References & security required. 781-710-2208. GILFORD 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 LACONIA 1-bedroom apt. walking distance to downtown, heat/ hot water, no pets, $180/ week. 387-4404

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 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.

Laconia 1.5 bath, 3 BR Condo, $975/mo .Heat included, Storage, No dogs. 265-0624 Paul. LACONIA2-ROOMMATES wanted to share personal home. Clean, quiet, sober environment. All inclusive, $110-130/week. 455-2014 Laconia prime 1st floor Pleasant St. Apartment. Walk to town & beaches. 2 bedrooms + 3-season glassed in sun porch. Completely repainted, glowing beautiful hardwood floors, marble fireplace, custom cabinets in kitchen with appliances, tile bath & shower. $1,000/Month includes heat & hot water. 630-4771 or 524-3892 LACONIA- 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.

NORTHFIELD : 2 bedroom, 1st floor, direct access to basement with coin-op laundry, $230/week including heat, electric & hot water, 524-1234,

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

LACONIA- Large 3 Bedroom. Sunny, washer/dryer hook-up, storage. $995/Month, first, last, + security 524-0480 LACONIA- Spacious 2 bedroom. Laundry hook-ups, no pets, no smoking. $875/Month. photos and info. at: 528-1829 LACONIA: 2-bedroom $180/ week includes heat & hot water. References and deposit. 524-9665. LACONIA: 3-bedroom 5 room with sunporch Messer St. $210 per week includes heat, $600 security 524-7793.

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

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

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For Rent-Commercial

For Sale

For Sale

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

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

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

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


603-630-2882 LACONIA

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

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

Antique half-round bar. 4’. wide by 3’ 4” tall. Fold-up game/card table with felt top. 3’ 9” round. Call 524-0561

Maine Black bear rug $800, Alaskan Caribou head in-felt $400, 6 point buck $250. 413-209-0768

Approx. 200 bales of good hay. $3.25 per bale. 524-4726 P. Bilodeau

COMMERICAL YARD Large worshop with 14’ x 14’ overhead door. Plenty of outside vehicle and parking area. $900/ month 603-630-2882

PORCH & Patio Furniture. 2-spring chairs, 2-end tables & a sofa. $200. Jett III-Ultra Power Wheelchair with oxygen carrier. Like new. $1,850. 744-6107 ROCKWELL Electric Hand Planner $75.00. Craftsman Router $50. Makita Hammer Drill $100. Call 934-2121

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

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

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

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.

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

Sun 3 wheel recumbent bicycle with 21 speeds. Only used 3 months. Asking $900. 556-9423 CERAMIC KILN, shelving, assorted size stands, 200 plus or minus molds and steel shelving. Assorted stands for bisque, firing cones, plus much more. 524-5818 Call evenings. Electric Chair Lift- 1 story, new condition. $2,500. 528-2806 FIREWOOD - SANBORNTON. Heat Source Cord Wood. Seasoned & Green. Cut, split, and delivered. Call 286-4946, leave message.

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


Help Wanted


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.

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

MATTRESS & FURNITURE CLOSEOUTS AND OVERSTOCKS! 20% OFF ENTIRE STORE! RECLINERS $299, FUTONS, $299 BUNKBEDS, $399 SOFAS, $599 RUSTIC FURNITURE AND ARTWORK TOO! COZY CABIN RUSTICS AND MATTRESS OUTLET 517 WHITTIER HWY. (RTE 25) MOULTONBORO CALL JAY 603-662-9066 WWW.VISCODIRECT.COM PINE dining room set, Very nice, (table and 4 chairs), large hutch, and dry sink. $200 or BO or $10/week for 21 weeks. Call 528-5454.


Help Wanted PARADSIE BEACH CLUB Weirs Beach, NH Now Hiring Part time Positions Weekends (Must be available most weekends May-Oct) Security: 9p-1:30a Bartenders: 8p-1a Servers: 5p-10p Cocktail Servers: 10p-1a Cooks: 10p-1:30a

Midweek Patio Bartenders: 1p-C Cooks: 12p-9p Servers: 1p-8p

Bike Week (June 9-17) All Positions: Day & Evening Shifts Experience preferred in all positions

A FUN SECOND JOB! Call 366-2665 (COOL) and press option #3

Laconia Harley-Davidson

FREE Pickup for your unwanted, useful item garages, automobiles, etc. estates cleaned out and yardsale items. (603)930-5222.

has the following open positions:

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

•Reception/Administration •Motor Clothes Sales Assoc. •Parts Department ·Service Technician ·Motorcycle Sales ·Facilities ·Bike Detailer

Help Wanted

Apply online at:

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

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

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

CNC Router Machinist – 2nd shift

Excellent Banking Job Opportunity Tilton Banking Center Northway Bank, the largest independent community commercial bank in New Hampshire is looking for an exceptional candidate for the following job opportunity:

SENIOR BANKING SERVICES REPRESENTATIVE Candidates must enjoy working with the public and possess excellent interpersonal, sales and customer service skills in a professional work environment. Previous banking and supervisory experience is preferred. Candidates looking to share their talents in a challenging and rewarding team based environment are encouraged to apply.

At Northway Bank • We focus on our customers and provide excellent customer service. • We respect, care for and recognize our employees for excellent performance. • We actively participate in the communities in which we do business.

Northway Bank offers a competitive salary, incentive plan, positive work environment, and future career growth opportunities. Saturdays are required and scheduled on a rotating basis. Interested applicants may view Northway Bank Career Opportunities and apply online via our website listed below. Northway Bank Human Resources Department Apply Online: Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action employer Women and Minority Applications Encouraged

CLINICAL ORTHODONTIC ASSISTANT Career Opportunity Our office seeks a special individual to complement our staff of professional orthodontic assistants. This part-time clinical position is available for someone who enjoys and cares about people and displays excellent communication skills, digital dexterity and attention to detail. We will provide education and training for certification in the specialty of orthodontics. This position will require occasional travel to some of our offices located in Plymouth, Laconia, and Wolfeboro. If you are interested in joining a progressive and nprofessional health care team, please forward your resume to:

Hiller Orthodontics 175 Cottage St. Littleton, NH 03561 or e-mail:

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

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

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

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Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Be Part of the MADEIRA USA

The Looney Bin Bar & Grill

Customer Service Team Be Part of the Madeira USA Customer Service Team. As a Part-Time Customer Service Representative you will answer incoming customer service calls. This is a high-volume telephone contact environment that requires organizational skills and attention to detail. Candidates must possess strong telephone skills and be PC literate. Must have the availability to work a flexible part-time schedule Monday–Friday between the hours of 8am and 8pm. High school diploma or GED required.

Email resumes to or fax to (603) 524-1839

PART-TIME Administrative Assistant Excellent opportunity exists at our retail optical office in Gilford, NH for a part-time administrative assistant. Duties include insurance billing, bookkeeping (AR/AP), records filing, generating monthly reports, managing frame inventory, communicating with branch locations and with the public, and other projects. If you are highly organized and a self starter, please email your resume to

Now Hiring PT Kitchen Help Nights, Weekends & Bike Week A Required Experience not necessary, but good work ethic & positive attitude are.

Please Apply In Person 554 Endicott St. North Weirs Beach 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

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

BELKNAP LANDSCAPE COMPANY Belknap Landscape Company is looking for an experienced Heavy Equipment Mechanic with supervisory skills to perform a wide variety of skilled vehicle & machinery diagnosis, maintenance & repair for a very busy small shop. The right individual must have at least 7 years of experience in diesel engines, have an inspection license & possess a CDL A license. Must have own tools/tool boxes and welding experience a plus. Individual will work directly under the Fleet Manager. Need to be able to perform duties with little or no supervision & act as shop supervisor when Fleet Manager is out. Must be able to utilizes mechanical skills & abilities to perform minor/major repairs, rebuilds, replacements, adjustments, and troubleshoots to automotive, truck & heavy equipment. All applicants will be required to pass a pre-employment drug screen & physical. Apply to HR at:

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

WAREHOUSE/DELIVERY PERSON This position works 40+ hours, Tuesday through Saturday. Duties include: Furniture preparation, display set up and home deliveries. Must have a valid NH license and a clean driving record. Ippolito!s Furniture requires pre-employment drug screening. Apply in person to: Ippolito!s Warehouse 76 Lexington Drive Laconia, NH (Next building after UPS)

Belknap Landscape Co., Inc., 25 Country Club Rd. Unit #302 Gilford, NH 03249 Phone: (603) 528-2798 Fax: (603) 528-2799 email:

Excellent Banking Job Opportunity Lakes Region Northway Bank, the largest independent community commercial bank in New Hampshire is looking for Seasonal help for the following job opportunity:


Candidates must enjoy working with the public and possess excellent interpersonal, sales and customer service skills in a professional work environment. Candidates looking to share their talents in a challenging and rewarding team based environment are encouraged to apply.

At Northway Bank

• We focus on our customers and provide excellent customer service. • We respect, care for and recognize our employees for excellent performance. • We actively participate in the communities in which we do business.

Northway Bank offers a competitive salary, positive work environment, and future career growth opportunities. Saturdays are required and scheduled on a rotating basis. Interested applicants may view Northway Bank Career Opportunities and apply online via our website listed below. Northway Bank Human Resources Department Apply Online: Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action employer Women and Minority Applications Encouraged

Help Wanted

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

Wednesday, 12 Noon-5PM Friday, 8AM-12 Noon Saturday, 8AM-10AM Monday, 8AM-12 Noon No phone calls!

BELKNAP LANDSCAPE COMPANY Belknap Landscape Company is looking for experienced individuals to fill the following positions: Experienced Irrigation Tech/Installer Commercial Lawn Mowers with 2+ years experience CDL A Truck Driver with Med Card Landscape Laborer with verifiable Hardscape Experience Applicants must be 18 years of age, have a valid NH driver!s license, reliable transportation & the ability to acquire a medical card for driving purposes. BLC is a drug free employer & conducts pre-employment drug screens. Interested applicants please apply to:

25 Country Club Rd. Unit #302 Gilford, NH 03249 Rhonda Blackey at




Get the Best Help Under the Sun! Starting at $2 per day Call 737.2020 or email

Join us for Our Summer Job Fair: 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

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

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. 2005 Harley 1200 Sportster- 11K miles, excellent shape. $5,500. 524-7599 2011 Honda Shadow Aero- Red, Showroom condition 1100 miles, windshield, leather bags, back rest. Save $2000. $6,900. Dennis 603-556-9110

Buy • Sell • Trade

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

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


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

LAKES REGION COMMUNITY COLLEGE Laconia VICE PRESIDENT OF STUDENT SERVICES & ENROLLMENT MANAGEMENT (Administrator IV) Lakes Region Community College seeks a Chief Student Services Officer. This position is responsible for planning, developing, and administering admissions, marketing, financial aid, student life (including activities, orientation, counseling, bookstore, and food service), corporate education operations, programs and services, and for providing student services leadership in support of the College's mission.

Minimum Qualifications:

Wednesday, April 11th (10am-4pm) Thursday, April 12th (1pm-7pm)


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

Now Hiring For

SERVERS: Now hiring motivated team players with positive attitudes for year round or seasonal positions. Experience preferred but will train the right candidates. Flexible schedule with weekends and holidays a must. Apply in person at Hart!s Turkey Farm Restaurant on Rt. 3 in Meredith or apply online at

Located in the beautiful Lakes Region in Laconia, New Hampshire, at the foot of the White Mountains, the College serves over 3,000 students a year (1800 FTE) in its technical and transfer programs. The College was established in 1968 and is one of seven in the New Hampshire Community Technical College System.

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

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

Master's degree or Bachelors degree from a recognized college or university with major study in education, higher education, administration, business management, student personnel, or related field. Eight (8) years (Masters) or nine (9) years (Bachelors) experience in academic/career counseling, student personnel, administration, higher education administration, or teaching, five (5) years of which must have been in a management level position involving administrative or supervisory duties concerned with program administration, development and evaluation, program/product marketing, public relations, fiscal and operations management or related management experience. Salary: $63,531.00 - $76,186.50/annually including a comprehensive benefits package. To be considered for this position, please send a completed state application, resume, and college transcripts to Ms. Karen Kurz, Lakes Region Community College, 379 Belmont Road, Laconia, NH 03246 (603) 524-3207 X 6717 or The state “application for employment” form may be obtained by visiting the web site at . Please reference position #L1R00075. Applications will be accepted until April 20, 2012 An Equal Opportunity Employer

$20 Traditional Japanese Bodywork Treatments Please come and enjoy the therapeutic and relaxing benefits of traditional Japanese body work known as Shiatsu. Each treatment is performed fully clothed on a comfortable floor mat and takes about an hour. Treatments are performed at the Sachem Shiatsu office at the Fitness Edge building in Meredith. Please call Sensei Jones at 603-524-4780 to make an appointment.

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Draft of Alexandria’s Hazard Mitigation Plan update now available for review

ALEXANDRIA — The Alexandria Hazard Mitigation Committee is pleased to announce completion of the draft Alexandria Hazard Mitigation Plan 2012 update. The committee is composed of a variety of local interests including the Emergency Management Director, Selectman, Police Department, Road Agent, Planning Board, and citizens. The committee worked in cooperation with the NH Department of Safety, Homeland Security and Emergency Management and the Lakes Region Planning Commission to develop the plan update. The plan is designed to address Alexandria’s vulnerability to natural and human-caused hazards and will serve to reduce future residential and commercial property losses from haz-

ardous events before they occur. The most significant areas of concern for Alexandria were determined to be flooding, severe winter weather, and wildfire. During development of the plan, community leaders were able to identify goals and actions to reduce the impacts of these hazards. The plan is also a useful tool for leveraging additional sources of funding prior to, or in the event of, a natural disaster. The plan will be available for review during a public comment period from April 4 – April 13, at the Alexandria Municipal Building. Comments on the plan can be addressed via email or postal mail no later than 5 p.m. April 13, 2012 to: David Jeffers, LRPC, 103 Main Street, Suite #3, Meredith, NH 03253 or

Gilford’s Annual Breakfast with Easter Bunny is Saturday at Youth Center

GILFORD — The Gilford Youth Center and Gilford Parks and Recreation are hosting its 3rd Annual “Breakfast With The Easter Bunny” on Saturday, April 7, 8-10 a.m. Along with a pancake breakfast, families can meet and have their picture with the Easter bunny. CALENDAR from page 19

FRIDAY, APRIL 6 Colorful April Tot Time at the Meredith Public Library. For children to 3 years old, including babies. Art project exploring the color red and snack served. Drop in Story Time at the Gilford Public Library. 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Songs, a story


There will also be raffles, face painting, a coloring contest. Elmo will be stopping by as well. Cost is $3 per child, and $5 per adult. Proceeds will help fund future programming at the Gilford Youth Center. For more information contact Scott at 524-6978

Printed In Color!

on Wednesdays - April 11th, 18th, 25th, May 2nd & 9th IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ADVERTISE YOUR BUSINESS ..... DON’T WAIT! PLACE YOUR AD TODAY!

Deadline is April 6th

Call your salesperson or the office at 737-2020 or email to Subject: Home Improvement Here are some examples of common-sized ads and the cost to run them, per edition of the Sun’s Spring Home Improvement Pages: 5in x 4in 3.25in x 4in 3.25in x 2in $87 $58 $29 5in x 6.65in 3.25in x 5in 3.25in x 3in (1/4) Page $72.50 $43.50 $145

and a craft to take home for ages 2-5. Cozy Corner in the Children’s Room at the Gilford Public Library. 10:30 to 11 a.m. For parents: learn to decorate the cutest cookies ever while toddlers are in Story Time. Knit Wits meeting at the Gilford Public Library. 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. All knitters welcome.


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Open your body for optimum health with this Japanese-style yoga using the 12-main meridians used in Acupuncture. Gentle, joint-opening exercises plus meridian stretch sequence following the breath. One hour class $5, Thursdays at 11:00 in Gilford. Learn a 15-minute sequence you can do at home. Call Heidi Eberhardt, Licensed Acupuncturist at 617-894-0178, for more information and to make an appointment.

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

Yard Sale Bag Lady Boutique/Antiques Free desk, oak detailed bed $100. Exciting finds! Tops & pants $2. Rte. 3 Winnisquam. Turn into Appletree Nursery, in the back. Thurs. 10-2, Fri. 10-3. 455-1306

MOMMY MAID LLC, residential/commercial cleaning. Great rates, service and references. Call-603-530-2794. NEED a tan for prom? I'll come to you with my mobile spray tan system! !Spray Tanning by Carissa' Email me at

HANDYMAN SERVICES Small Jobs Are My Speciality

Rick Drouin 520-5642 or 744-6277


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


COMMUNITY INDOOR YARD SALE. Saturday, April 7th, 9 to 1 80 Bean Road, Center Harbor

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

Concord- Vendor Space Available for Flea Market & Antique Fair. April 21st Everett Arena. Call 648-2727


GILMANTON 4 Corners yard sale. Saturday April 7th from 9.00am to 1.00pm. Intersection of routes 140 and 106. Everything must go!


MOORINGS Dock Repairs MASONRY/Tile. New, restoration, chimney relining/ repair, pavers, fireplaces, stone, brick, block. 603-726-8679.

Fast & Affordable 877-528-4104

QS&L Builders. Roofing, decks and more. 15 years experience. Fully insured. Free estimates. 603-832-3850

Everything Must Go! Friday & Saturday, 9am-2p, 844 Middle Rt, Gilmanton (3.1 miles down Middle Route, from Route 107) Small Furniture, Tools, Toys & Much More!

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NEW ARRIVALS ‘06 Chevy Silverado 1500 Reg. Cab 4WD

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‘11 Chevy Silverado 1500 Ex-Cab LT 4WD

5.3L Auto, A/C, Cruise, Tilt, Power Locks & Windows, Sunscreen Glass, Bedliner, CD, Keyless Entry, ABS, Alloys, Only 14k Miles!

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#12171A Auto, A/C, ABS, CD, Power Locks, Windows, Sunroof & Driver’s Seat, Sunscreen Glass, Alloys, On*Star, Heated Leather, Tilt, Cruise, Keyless Entry, 1-Owner, 14k Miles

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Loaded, Power Locks & Windows, Sunscreen Glass, Saphire Blue Metallic, 35k Miles.

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“When other dealers can’t ... Cantin can!” Not responsible for typographical errors. Photos for illustration purposes only. *Payment based on 72 months at 4.9% APR, with $3,000 cash or trade equity down payment, subject to credit approval. **Payment based on 60 months at 2.9% APR, with $3,000 cash or trade equity down payment, subject to credit approval.

The Laconia Daily Sun, April 5, 2012  
The Laconia Daily Sun, April 5, 2012  

The Laconia Daily Sun, April 5, 2012