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The Story Of A Wounded Warrior

Cindy Parsons came to Havenwood Heritage Heights (HHH) in Concord and captivated the hearts and minds of veterans and non veterans alike on the plight of our men and women who serve in the United States Armed Forces, most especially those who suffer wounds seen and unseen. She literally touched me to the core of my heart as she went in depth on her own personal tragedy, the wounds of her hero son, Shane Parsons, and his journey back into society seeking a quality way of life. He represents all of our men and women who suffer the pains of TBI and the loss of limbs while serving their

country in a most heroic way. They are our unsung heroes, who all too often are forgotten by those of us who go on with our day to day activities in life, safe and secure in the knowledge that life is good. It is so because of the supreme sacrifice these warriors make every day that they wear the uniform that symbolizes who they are and what they stand for. What follows is Cindy’s story. -Larry Pelland (HHH) My world stopped when the phone rang, and a stranger on the other end told me Shane See WARRIOR on 16

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Shane and Cindy Parsons in their hometown of Ohio. Shane is a Wounded Warrior Project Alumni. Cindy recently spoke in Concord on her and Shane’s story and the Wounded Warrior Project. Photo courtesy wounded warrior project

On Saturday, June 1st come take a guided tour of historic Dover. Stroll down the Central Avenue Business District while learning about the rise and fall of the textile industry, “Dover’s Black Day,” and notable visitors and residents of Dover’s past. You will also visit the Cochecho, Bellamy and Piscataqua Rivers that gave Dover its economic advantage, from ship building, to farming, to leading the way in cotton manufactured goods from the 1820s to 1880s. Along the way you will notice the ten different types of architecture used through the City dating back to the late

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mAY Thursday 23rd Annual Antique Car Festival

Gilford Community Church, 19 Potter Hill Road, Gilford. 5pm. Come and enjoy great food and a relaxing evening with some very dedicated car buffs. 279-1070 or 524-6057

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Congregational Church of Laconia, Corner of Pleasant Street and Veterans Square. 5-7pm.

Thurs. 23rd – Mon. 27th American Veteran’s Traveling Tribute and Traveling Wall

North Haverhill Fairgrounds, North Haverhill. Features an 80% scale version of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C. www.

Friday 24th Huggins Hospital Aid Sale

Collection Center Barn, 109A, Wolfeboro. 10-2pm. Art, collectibles, household, toys, 1800’s sleigh and more.

“The Nerd”

Garrison Players Arts Center, Route 4, Rollinsford. 8pm. 750-4278

“Sweet Treats” – Frates Creative Arts Center Dance Recital

Gilford High School Auditorium, Gilford. 7pm. Tickets will be available at the door.

Giant Rummage Sale

Congregational Church of Laconia, Corner of Pleasant Street and Veterans Square. 9-5pm.

Collection Center Barn, 109A, Wolfeboro. 10-2pm. Art, collectibles, household, toys, 1800’s sleigh and more.

and stalking. Call 528-6511 for more information and to sign up.

Wentworth-Coolidge Lilac Festival

The Pink Cadillac Diner, 17D Farmington Road, Rt. 11, Rochester. 6pm. All Republicans, Conservatives and like-minded Independents within a 20-mile radius are strongly encouraged to attend. 335-2509

Portsmouth. Join the celebration of the oldest lilacs in the country. This Seacoast event features lilac lectures and sales, historic house tours, an art show and more. Kids’ activities include art projects throughout the day, treasure hunts, alpacas for petting and more.436-6607. www.

Lincoln Library, Church Street, Lincoln. 9am-2pm. 745-8159

Huggins Hospital Aid Sale

Salute to Service Dinner Cruise

Concord High School Film Fest – Horror Theme

Garrison Players Arts Center, Route 4, Rollinsford. 8pm. 750-4278 M/S Mount Washington, Weirs Beach. 7pm. Join to celebrate our public servants. Open to all. $29pp. 3665531

9th Annual Branch River Paddle

Milton, NH. Bring your kayak or canoe for this scenic paddle along the conserved banks of the Branch and Salmon Falls Rivers. Boat transportation and picnic lunch provided. $15 suggested donation. 978-7125.

Campton Garden Club Plant and Bake Sale

Campton, Rt. 49, Exit 28 next to Northway Bank. 8am-Noon. 536-8246

PBVRC Spaghetti Dinner

American Legion Hall, 37 Main Street, Ashland. 5-7pm. $10pp. $5/children. Special family price of $25. Special guest speaker, Ralph Larsen of Hebron. 536-2224.

“Sweet Treats” – Frates Creative Arts Center Dance Recital

Gilford High School Auditorium, Gilford. 2 and 7pm. Tickets will be available at the door.

Breakfast and Bake Sale

Masonic Building, 410 West Main Street, Tilton. 7-9:30am. $7pp. 5248268

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Moulton Farm, 18 Quarry Road, Meredith. 12-2pm. Drop by to taste what Farm Chef, Jonathan Diola is cooking using what is currently harvested. Free event. 279-3915

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Wednesday 29th The Beane Conference Center, Laconia. All community members who care about the local economy of the Lakes Region are invited. RSVP

Saturday 25th Lincoln Library Plant Sale

Rochester Republican Committee’s Annual Meeting

Congregational Church of Laconia, Corner of Pleasant Street and Veterans Square. 9am-12pm.

Sat. 25th – Mon. 27th Memorial Weekend Craft Festival

Mill Falls, Rt. 3, Meredith. Free admission. Rain or shine

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NH Veterans Home, 139 Winter Street, Tilton. 11am. Event will be preceded by a coffee social at 10:15am. 5274898 Tuesday 28th

New Beginnings Volunteer Training

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Concord High School Auditorium, 170 Warren Street, Concord. 6pm. $3/ students and teachers and $5/adults. Children under the age of 13 can only enter in the presence of a 17 year old or older. 818-4055

Friday 31st Buckcherry

Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom, Hampton Beach. 929-4100

Country Dance Instruction Fundraiser

Rockingham Ballroom, Newmarket. 7:30pm. Dan and Kelly Albro return for the final phase of fundraising for the mandated sprinkler system for the Ballroom. $20/advance or $25/day of. 659-4410

Huggins Hospital Aid Sale

Collection Center Barn, 109A, Wolfeboro. 10-2pm. Art, collectibles, household, toys, 1800’s sleigh and more.

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New Hampton Garden Club Annual Plant Sale

Rossi’s Restaurant, Route 104, New Hampton. 9am-2pm.

Ashland Garden Club Annual Plant Sale & Raffle

Memorial Park, across from Meredith village Savings Bank in Downtown Ashland. 9am-Noon.

Historic Main Street Home Tour

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Memorial Day Schedule American Legion Post 33 On Monday, May 27th, American Legion Post 33 in Meredith. NH will hold Memorial Day Services. The events for the day are as follows. 8am- Oakland Cemetery, Meredith Center with service by Rev Robert Lemieux. 9am - Meredith Village Cemetery Route 3 with service by Rev Dennis Audet. 9:30am - Assemble at Post 33 parking lot on Plymouth Street. 9:50am - Parade to library starts at Post 33 10am - Ceremony at library with service 10:15am - Ceremony at Swazey Cemetery, Lang Street with service by Post 33 Chaplin Henry Hall. 10:30 am - Hesky Park bandstand with service by Rev. Russell Rowland. 10:45am - POW/MIA Memorial with speech by Bob Jones. 11am - Back to Post 33 for ice cream for scouts and lunch for everyone.

Memorial Weekend Craft Fair Come and join the fun at the Memorial Weekend Craft Fair at the North Conway Community Center, Rt. 16, 2628 White Mountain Highway, (next to the Scenic Railway) North Conway, on Saturday and Sunday, May 25-26, Sat & Sun 10am to 5pm. There will be over 75 fabulous exhibitors both inside and outside with the fair being held rain or shine under canopy. Some of the exhibits will include handsome cedar furniture, gorgeous glass art, pillow quilts, fine jewelry, American girl doll clothing & accessories, handmade delicious chocolates, gourmet salsa & dips, NH maple syrups, wooden puzzles, floral arrangements, New England photography, handpoured soaps, wooden carved walking sticks, pewter, wall art, beaded scarves, exquisite pottery and more. Free Admission. Music of Tim Janis. For more info Joyce 603-528-4014 - preview www.

Bridget: the Adventures of an English Shepherd Puppy Local Gilmanton author, Lisa Hasler, will be reading from her book, Bridget: the Adventures of an English Shepherd Puppy, on Saturday, June 1st, at Annie’s Book Stop in Laconia from 2-4pm. The book highlights homesteading, hiking, training, skiing, backcountry and traveling stories from the first year that Bridget spends with Lisa. The book started out as a journal exercise. Bridget’s breeder in Arkansas and other local friends enjoyed hearing the accounts of the pup’s new life in New Hampshire and encouraged Hasler to pull the tales together into a book. Bridget attends contra dances and business meetings, takes an agility class, earns a therapy dog certification, swims a channel in Lake Winnipesaukee, and enjoys a wonderful road trip to the Rockies. The 260 page book includes lots of photos. Writing and dog training are currently hobbies for Lisa Hasler, a human services professional, who hopes these pursuits will eventually evolve into part-time “retirement careers.” The book offers seasonal descriptions of a year in the life of Bridget, Lisa, and their little homestead farm. Bridget learns not to chase chickens and helps to find hidden eggs and lost cattle. During that year, the two also enjoy local New Hampshire hikes as well as vacation adventures in Colorado, Wyoming and Idaho. The book offers insights into the question of how a high drive dog with an instinctive passion for herding can settle happily into a life of guarding chickens, hiking, watching vegetables grow, and hanging out in the office. Signed copies of the book are currently available for sale at Annie’s Book Stop located at 1330 Union Avenue in Laconia.

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The American Classic Arcade Museum at the Funspot Family Entertainment Center is the site for the 15th Annual International Classic Video Game Tournament Thursday May 30th through Sunday, June 2nd. WEIRS BEACH - The Funspot Family Entertainment Center and The American Classic Arcade Museum (ACAM) are pleased to announce the 15th Annual International Classic Video Game Tournament will take place Thursday May 30th through Sunday, June 2nd at the Funspot Family Entertainment Center on Route 3 in Weirs Beach, NH. The tournament will take place from Thursday, May 30th through Sunday, June 2nd, 2013. Tournament hours are Thursday Noon-10pm, Friday and Saturday 10am-11pm and Sunday 10am-5pm. Admission to compete in the tournament is $60 and includes 250 game tokens. This year’s tournament is sponsored in part by Mix 94.1FM, The Planet 100.1, New Country 106.9 & Gamer Soda. The first 100 registrants will receive a commemorative T-shirt and goodie

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To The Editor: Well, for those who missed Tim Carter’s (Askthe Builder) free presentation on Saturday. May 11th, at Funspot Bingo Hall,you missed a treasure trove of valuable information. Tim was open to any question a homeowner might find valuable in solving the joy’s of ownership’s obstacles. My husband was a building contractor for over 50 years and thought this might be an inciteful day to learn new ideas and approaches for old problems. It surely was and Tim had a way of conveying these ideas with his own brand of humor and wit. Even if pesky woodpeckers are your nemesis, he had a solution for that. If Tim ever has another presentation it would be well worth your time to attend, learn and laugh. Tim’s vast knowledge and experience is abundantly apparent and he encouraged everyone to participate in the question and answer period. It is no wonder he achieve the distinction of being one of America’s top remodelers. Did I mention there were free door prizes....

To The Editor: On April 30th. I attended Senator Ayotte’s town hall meeting in Warren and would like to point out a few facts that were left out by the media’s coverage of that meeting. To begin with, Senator Ayotte’s supporters far outnumbered the amount of out of state, paid protester’s that showed up by a 5-1 margin. Secondly, the Senator has been doing these town halls since she took office and this was her 21st town hall meeting and 3rd one that she has held in Grafton County alone. I have been to those meetings and the format for Warren’s town hall was the same as the previous meetings. No screening of questions, no planted questions, and in fact the person was not even asked to write down their question, just check what topic they wanted to discuss and sign their name; everyone had the same opportunity to do so. Next I would like to dispel the ridiculously inaccurate statement, being thrown out there by the anti-second amendment folks, that the Senator does not support background checks. This is absolutely false, in fact the Senator supported the Grassley amendment which would have improved the existing background check system,



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This newspaper was first published in 1883 by Mathew H. Calvert as Calvert’s Weirs Times and Tourists’ Gazette and continued until Mr. Calvert’s death in 1902. The new Weirs Times was re-established in 1992 and strives to maintain the patriotic spirit of its predecessor as well as his devotion to the interests of Lake Winnipesaukee and the Cocheco Valley area with the new Cocheco Times. Our newspaper’s masthead and the map of Lake Winnipesaukee in the center spread are elements in today’s paper which are taken from Calvert’s historic publication.

criminalized gun trafficking and straw purchasing, boosted resources to improve school safety and addressed the mental health gaps in the criminal justice system. Lastly, this bill would have increased the resources for those who attempt to buy guns illegally. If we can’t enforce our current laws, how is creating more onerous laws going to matter. In closing, as tragic as the shooting in Newtown was, and believe me having grandchildren myself I was outraged by this vicious attack on the most innocent of our citizenry, the law that President Obama and the left is pushing would not have prevented this horrible event from occurring. As usual Senator Ayotte used her common sense combined with her strong background in law enforcement (former NH Attorney General) to support the right amendment. I only wish my other Senator would have had the courage to break with her party and support the common sense Grassley amendment. At least then we could have started down the path to a more common sense gun control solution. Tom Thomson Orford, NH.

Locally owned for over 20 years, this publication is devoted to printing the stories of the people and places that make New Hampshire the best place in the world to live. No, none of the daily grind news will PO Box 5458 be found in these pages, just the good stuff. Weirs, NH 03247 Published year round on Thursdays, we distribute 32,000 copies of the Weirs Times and Cocheco Times weekly to the Lakes Region/Concord/Seacoast area. An independent circulation audit estimates that over 66,000 people read our @weirstimes newspaper every week. To find out how your business or service can 603-366-8463 benefit from advertising with us please call Fax 603-366-7301 1-888-308-8463. Š2013 Weirs Publishing Company, Inc.




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Memorial Day Weekend is upon us and once again I get that heavy feeling in my heart. I realize I touch on this subject every year, and why shouldn’t I? Along with a small group of volunteers, we work effortlessly 24/7, seven days a year for a total of twentyfour hours, to make it happen. Plus, it was near deadline and I hadn’t even considered a topic for this week’s column. Of course, I am talking about “The Air Is A Little Bit Better Here Than Where I Come From Fund.” More simply known as TAIALBBHTWICFF. TAIALBBHTWICFF was created to afford the opportunity for middle to upper middle class families to enjoy a week here by the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee. Their busy work schedules, as well as karate, dance, Haiku and Mensa training classes for their toddlers and grade school kids have eaten so far into their schedules that they forgot to book their vacation at a lakefront home on the water for their upcoming vacation. They now find themselves facing the horror of having to spend an entire summer in their suburban neighborhoods. For some it is much needed respite as they are allowed, for just one valuable week a year, a parole from behind the bars of their gated communities. TAIALBBHTWICFF is dedicated to helping them

overcome this. We are also, proudly, a non-profit organization that has not been targeted by the IRS. We have kept our opinions to ourselves so as not to raise the ire of the anointed officials who were narrowly reelected to office in a selfproclaimed mandate. Hmmm…maybe I should delete that last paragraph. Anyway, TAIALBBHTWICFF has helped tens of tens of families over the past few summers to realize their dreams and this year we are hoping to add to that total. We often find ourselves at our wits end after a grueling two and a half hour day, including lunch and coffee break, as we try to place those less fortunate than a few in a comfortable and roomy spot on the lake, preferably with two bathrooms and a wrap around porch. We have often thought about giving up our work, But it is when we receive responses from some of the families we’ve sponsored over the years, it becomes almost worth it. “This is just a note to say how much we appreciated your efforts in finally helping our family break free from the pain of not having to spend one more vacation the Bahamas. We loved our stay on the lake and hopefully the next time we come you will be able to find us a lakehouse that has one of those new Keurigs that makes lattes as well.” Another note: “Thank you for your tireless work in helping our family find a suitable place on the lake to enjoy our vacation. It was a pleasure to meet you as well on your visit to check on us. Next time we would appreciate a call first or, better yet, just a text message to see how things are.” Letters like this are coming to our office at least

twice a year and it always makes things almost worth it. This Memorial Day Weekend we have sponsored two new families through TAIALBBHTWICFF. As always, we will keep their identities secret so as not embarrass them in front of their peers. We understand the ridicule that they might endure if it was known that they didn’t actually know the person who owned the lake house they were using for the weekend. We are here to relieve their suffering, not add to it. No one will ever know those who are here through The Air Is A Little Bit Better Here Than Where I Come From Fund and that is the way we like it. Many of them don’t even know who we are and that’s the way they like it. Sometime I follow a family as it arrives and takes up two spaces in the supermarket parking lot as it rushes to gather their supplies for the weekend. They never know I’m there. I have a smile on my face as I put the shopping cart they left rolling through the lot carefully away in the corral. I understand their excitement and sympathize. I give a small wave as they hurriedly rush off, cutting off a car or two in their quest to fulfill their dream. It is the little things like this which keep me involved in TAIALBBHTWICFF. I’m looking forward to a great summer. Brendan Smith’s new book “The Flatlander Chronicles” will be released later this summer. You can follow his detective serial “The Case Of The Missing Flatlander” at

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NH state government is growing rapidly, I am sorry to say. In this time of increased government on the federal level, it has never been by Rep. Jane more imporCormier Belknap District 8 tant to establish a strong, independent, and fiscally sound state. Strong states can answer some of the problems heading our way, but the way things are going in Concord, this is definitely NOT the route we are taking. Here’s why: Our state government is growing at 5% a year while the economy is growing at 2% a year, resulting in a two-year 10.2% increase in state spending. We have $263 million in new taxes

(GAS, TOBACCO, BUSINESS TAX AUDITS AND SUSPENDED TAX REFORMS), $31 million in revenue overestimates, and $7 million in cost downshifting to our counties which will impact local property taxpayers. The budget has given our Governor the power to raid unlimited dedicated funds (300 of them!) and we continue the diversion of Highway Trust Funds away from the repair and construction of roads and bridges. DEPT OF SAFETY GETS MORE THAN THE 26% LIMIT of these dedicated funds which should go to our road infrastructure. It is important to note – not ONE Republican voted for the irresponsible, double-digit budget increases and accounting gimmicks in the Democratic House Budget. However, 99% of voting Democrat representatives supported this fiscally disastrous budget. The majority of the Progressives in

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Obama’s Emptiest Benghazi Talking Point On Sept. 12, 2012, President Barack Obama vowed to “bring to justice” the perpetrators of the deadly attack in Bengby Michelle Malkin hazi, Libya. On Oct. 26, 2012, Syndicated Columnist Obama said his “biggest priority” was bringing the “folks” in Libya responsible for murdering four Americans to “justice.” Tick, tock, tick, tock. While White House press secretary Jay Carney sneers at the GOP’s “obsession” with what went wrong at the besieged Libyan consulate, Obama continues to ply his emptiest talking point. On May 13, 2013, more than eight months after the bloody disaster, Obama snippily reminded reporters that he had told us all back in September that “we would find out what happened, we would make sure that it did not happen again, and we would make sure that we held accountable those who had perpetrated this terrible crime.” Woulda, coulda, shoulda. Justice delayed is justice denied. A little more “obsession” from this administration with hunting down the jihadist killers would be a good thing. How about a little more anger directed at the perpetrators and a little less rage aimed at the conservative press? Nah. Team Obama seems more singularly focused on blaming its opponents, smearing whistleblowers and deriding those who are trying to hold the president to his words, words, words. Perhaps with their newfound skepticism toward the lying liars of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, the former lapdogs of the White House press corps will start asking questions like this: Where the hell is Sufyan Ben Qumu a.k.a. Abu Sufian

bin Qumu? Qumu, a suspected Libyan Islamic Fighting Group militant with ties to the financiers of the 9/11/01 attacks, was held at Guantanamo Bay for six years. The Bush administration foolishly handed him over to the Gadhafi regime on the promise that he would remain imprisoned. In 2010, Qumu was granted amnesty and released. Contrary to the delusions of the International Gitmo Bleeding Hearts Fan Club, the supposedly poor and oppressed Qumu did not content himself with writing poetry or farming potatoes. A week after the 9/11/12 attack, the Ansar al-Sharia leader was named a possible chief plotter in the deadly terrorist assault on our consulate personnel, staff and private security contractors in Benghazi. In April, international media outlets reported widely that Qumu had survived an assassination bid. Two weeks ago, the FBI finally got around to publicizing photos of three individuals at the Benghazi murder scene who are wanted for questioning. Congressional and intelligence sources have said the probe has moved at a snail’s pace. There’s been a “near total lack of progress,” House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers said in December. It’s all par for this administration’s foot-dragging course. Remember: The FBI conducted a drive-by investigation last fall, flying in and out of Libya after a paltry 12 hours on the ground. What difference did the phony YouTube narrative plied by U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice, Hillary Clinton and President Obama make? As former deputy chief of mission at the U.S. embassy in Tripoli, Greg Hicks testified last week that the damage done was “immeasurable” because it delayed the FBI probe. Classified

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ing a rising death toll and an escalation of violence, the UN General Assembly overwhelmby John J. Metzler i n g l y c a l l e d Syndicated Columnist yet again for progress towards a political transition to defuse Syria’s civil war, now in its third year. Though the resolution strongly condemns the Syrian government of Bashir Al-Assad for its increased use of heavy weapons, it equally condemns “widespread and systematic gross violations of human rights and fundamental freedoms,” on all sides. The Assembly vote, not surprisingly saw 107 in favor of the resolution which saw support from most of the Arab world, the United States and Europe and much of Asia. Twelve countries opposed the resolution including Russia and Mainland China, the Assad regime’s staunchest backers as well as the Islamic Republic of Iran, Cuba, and Venezuela. There were 59 abstentions including nearby Lebanon, and states such as Brazil, India, South Africa (the BRICS) and Singapore. The resolution is non-binding. As Syria’s violence spirals, the country is splitting along sectarian fault lines; the Sunni Muslim majority is supported by Turkey as well as most Arab states, the Assad family dictatorship’s Allewite minority is supported by Iran, Iraq and elements in Lebanon’s ethnic patchwork. Syria’s embattled Christian minority looks to Lebanon as an escape route. Indeed the sectarian bloodbath has taken in excess of 80,000 lives. Ethnic enclaves and fiefdoms are forming and being reinforced by militias. General Assembly President Vuk Jeremic, himself a Serbian, warned, “Violence is begetting more violence; hatred, more hatred, carving deeper and deeper wounds into Syria’s society.” He added, “If we are unable to do anything to stop this tragedy, then how can we sustain the moral credibility of this Organization…it is high-time to say

‘enough is enough’.” Jeremic warned, “Succumbing to the despondency of the status quo is a prescription for a disastrous future” of multiplying crisis in Syria and the wider Middle East region.” Let’s look at the human cost to Syria so far; 80,000 mostly civilians killed, more than a million refugees living in camps in Turkey, Jordan, Lebanon and Iraq. Over four million people have been internally displaced inside the country; in other words forces from their homes but still living inside Syria. Days earlier Navi Pillay, UN’s High Commissioner for Human Rights advised, “We should not reach the point where people become numb to the atrocious killing of civilians…the increasingly brutal nature of the conflict makes international efforts to halt the bloodshed imperative.” She decried human rights violations from both sides in the conflict. The humanitarian aid and human rights mechanisms such as the UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) perform a notable humanitarian service to the displaced, but let’s face it, the UN only solves the symptom, not the problem. The problem is political. Sadly Syria’s fractious opposition confronting the Assad dictatorship are fragmented, factionalized and shadowed by fundamentalist factions tied to Al Qaida. Desultory diplomatic efforts towards dialogue have fallen on Syria’s hard scrabble and rocky earth; both sides have entrenched their position while outside powers become entwined in this bouillabaisse of factions. The Russians and Iran back Assad. The Arabs, especially Qatar and Saudi Arabia support the rebels largely on sectarian grounds. Neighboring Turkey, who hosts 400,000 refugees and fears spillover of the war, needs a solution sooner rather than later. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov have agreed to support renewed peace talks between notable factions of the government and the rebel opposition. Washington and Moscow are wise to defuse this political bomb in Damascus before the

crisis widens and threatens to bring Syria to the brink of failed state. Trying to create a stable and pluralist Syria (remember this was a secular Arab regime), today sadly borders the realm of politi-

cal fantasy. The primary issue is stopping the violence before it spreads into Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey or before Syria implodes into a frenzy of wider killing, refugees, and the morbid

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Looking Back -And Forward A hundred years ago, anyone who might have predicted in 1913 the monumental, man-made catastrophes that would occur in the rest of the by Thomas Sowell 20th century Syndicated Columnist would have been considered warped, if not completely mentally deranged. Who would have believed that the continent of Europe, which had not had a major war in nearly a hundred years since Napoleon was defeated at Waterloo, would set off two World Wars that were incomparably worse than any wars before, anywhere in the world? Who would have believed that an authoritarian and militaristic regime in Germany, and a centuries-old despotic dynasty in Russia, would both be toppled -- and later replaced by governments even worse, deliberately slaughtering their own people by the millions? Even harder to believe would

have been a prediction that totalitarian communism, having mismanaged some of the richest natural resources in the world in the Soviet Union, leaving its people with a standard of living far lower than that in Western Europe, would be seen as a model to follow by other nations. These nations included China, where the rhetoric of Mao’s “great leap forward” masked the reality of people literally starving to death by the tens of millions. Meanwhile, Mao was greatly admired by many leading intellectuals around the world, including in Western democracies such as the United States. What is the relevance of all this today? Few people think that we face dangers of comparable magnitudes. Even with a sluggish world economy, we are still far more prosperous than the people of a hundred years ago. And there has been no major war, anywhere in the world, since World War II. Yet things looked pretty rosy back in 1913 as well. Europe had an even longer period without a See Sowell on 32



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So many times people of note are remembered for a single contribution to history. However, many individuals have accomplished much more than that. George Washington Carver is one of those people. It was completely by chance that I discovered the artistic contributions of George Washington Carver. A colleague and I were discussing a viable biographical individual for a project. I decided to research Carver as an artist and was pleasantly surprised to find out that Carver had attended college as an art student. He had also won an honorable mention at the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair! George Washington Carver had the kind of upbringing characteristic to many African Americans of his time. History evinces racial barriers to his educational ambitions. Not one to succumb to this, Carver applied and was accepted to Highland College in Kansas. However, upon arrival, he was rejected due to his race. Carver then found himself at Simpson Col-

lege in Iowa in 1890 as an art student. Here we see an image of one African American man amongst a room of women in a painting class. One can speculate on the demographic makeup of art students at this time. Not far into his studies, Carver was advised to pursue his interest in botany. He did so at Iowa State Agricultural College in 1894. This part of Carver’s career path led to the legacy we all know. Booker T. Washington invited Carver to join the faculty of Tuskegee Institute. Carver stayed there for decades and his work in agriculture led to improvements to crop rotation. In particular, Carver offered the peanut as an alternative crop for cotton when the boll weevil destroyed it. Carver’s scientific research into peanuts led to such things as paint and gasoline products. He also developed over 100 peanut recipes. Carver’s outreach to farmers included a traveling classroom. It is safe to say that Carver’s scientific contributions are dramatically understated here. In 1893, Carver won an honorable mention at the

Chicago World’s Fair for a painting of a Yucca plant. Carver was also known to knit and crochet and embroider utilitarian items. His scientific acumen led to dying of fabric threads with walnut and mulberry colorants. Carver recycled bark and burlap into his creations. Carver painted all his life and incorporated creativity into his life. It inspires me to hear about people who rise above adversity because the fact is that we experience this in our lives. I am no elitist and think it a philosophical bonus that a man such as Carver made art in addition to his other accomplishments. Scientist, botanist, inventor, artist and educator – all of these speak of Carver’s mindset of creator, not victim. Bravo! Kimberly J. B. Smith is an artist and art teacher who will be contributing occasional articles concerning all avenues of art. Her email is

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some big trees. There were a lot of climbers scrambling on them and on North Mountain’s cliffs. On one of the ledges sat a nest and baby ravens heads would randomly pop up with their mouths wide open. We attempted to take a photo but they were just too unpredictable and quick. North’s long ridge was

pleasant to traverse its open ledges; we picked a perfect sunny day. North is the highest of the three peaks at an elevation of 1011 feet. The views were exactly as described: fine and extensive! Even sweeter, we were able to follow trails making a loop back without repeating any sections. When we set out to visit a fire lookout we

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Cindy Parsons, with invited guests at her presentation at Havenwood Heritage Heights (L to R) Major General Reddel, Adjutant General of the NH National Guard Army and Air Force, Michael Palmieri, CEO and President of Havenwood-Heritage Heights, Larry Pelland and Michael Norberg, members of the Veterans Organization at H-HH and Sheriff Scott Hilliard, courtesy Photo Sheriff of Merrimack County. on Terror. Operation New Dawn refers to the conclusion of operations in Iraq beginning September 1, 2010 and ending December 15, 2011. Shane and I have participated in many WWP program events, including

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Orphans of War: The Politics of NH’s Civil War Pension Records On Thursday, June 13, at 7pm at the Rochester Historical Society Museum on Hanson Street, Christopher R. Benedetto will present, “Orphans of War: The Politics of New Hampshire’s Civil War Pension Records.” This program will focus on the lives of individual soldiers from Rochester and across the state who made the ultimate sacrifice in 1863, and explores what happened to the loved ones they left behind. Together, their experiences have much to tell us about how our nation coped with the bloodiest conflict in American history. Christopher R. Benedetto has taught history at Granite State College in Rochester since 2009. Since 1993, he has also been a leading member of Company A, 5th New Hampshire Volunteers, bringing the state’s Civil War history to life at local museums and schools and battlefields as far away as North Carolina. In April 2013, he was presented with a “Good Steward” award from Campus Compact of New Hampshire for his efforts to promote and educate the community about local history. Benedetto’s passion for the Civil War is deeply personal since one of his ancestors, Charles Jones of Deerfield, served in the 2nd New Hampshire Regiment and narrowly survived the battle of Gettysburg 150 years ago. In 2010, he co-authored “The Union Soldier of the American Civil War: A Visual Reference” which will be available for sale at the program. The meeting, which is free and open to the public, will be held in the second floor meeting room. Handicapped access is available. Refreshments will follow the meeting. For more information please call 330-3099 or e-mail

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“The Mushing Life” Lidia Dale-Mesaros, musher and owner of Valley Snow Dogz of Campton will join Campton Historical Society, along with several of her remarkable sled dogs on Monday, May 20th at 7pm She will discuss dog sled racing, adventures on the trails in the White Mountains, keeping sled dog blood lines alive in the Eastern US, how puppies and dogs are trained, the equipment utilized, and safety on the trail. Come early as they will be out in the parking lot before the program to give you a chance to meet some of the dogs and see the sledding gear The presentation will be at the Old Town Hall in Campton, which is handicap accessible, and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. For information about the Society, check our web site at The society building is at 525 Route 175, Campton, ½ Mile North of Blair Bridge Road,Exit 27 off I-93. To learn more visit

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In part 1, we talked about rods, reels, lines & leaders. Now weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll discuss terminal tackle, technique and maybe a little bit on downriggers. You have three choices of terminal tackle for spring salmon fishing, flies, hard baits or live bait. Of the three, my choice is #4 streamer flies, single hook. The tandem flies used to be the bait of choice, but now that we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have the larger â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jackâ&#x20AC;? smelt in the lake, the smaller #4â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s seem, to work much better. Before we get into the flies, letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s briefly talk about hard and live bait. First the hard baits. These are primarily such lures as the Top Gun, Mooselook wobblers, Speedy Shiner, DB Smelt, etc. All are set up with treble hooks, which I, personally, donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t care for as they damage a lot of fish. These hard baits can be tied directly to your leader and fished quite efficiently using the leadcore setups. However, most folks use the hard baits when using downriggers. The most effective manner is to run them about 20 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 30â&#x20AC;&#x2122; behind the ball and in the spring, at depths from 6 to 15â&#x20AC;&#x2122;. Speed here is important. If you run them too slow, the baits will not rotate properly, too fast and they spin. Everyone has a thought on the proper speed and

itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pretty much â&#x20AC;&#x153;What works for youâ&#x20AC;?. I like about 1.9 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 2.2 for most hard baits and up as fast as 2.4 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 2.6 with the DBâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. Again, this might differ from day to day. You could also use a fly / dodger combination off the downrigger. With this setup, I use a 000 dodger and tie a fly about 15â&#x20AC;? behind the dodger. Speed is important here as you just want the dodger to â&#x20AC;&#x153;Flopâ&#x20AC;? in the water. Too fast and it spins around. Once the rig is put together, drop it in the water alongside the boat and observe its action. Adjust the speed to achieve the flopping action. You CANNOT run hard baits and dodgers at the same time. If the speed is right for one, its wrong for the other. Live bait is another issue. This is most effective if trolled right on top of the water at a speed which can be compared to â&#x20AC;&#x153;Watching paint dryâ&#x20AC;?â&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;Ś..VERY slowly, A lot of folks run live bait from just a weighted fly line (lots of leader and be sure the bait spins in the water) with great success. Rules regarding live bait have changed during the last 2 years. NO MORE â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sliding hook rigsâ&#x20AC;?, which consisted of a small set of treble hooks behind a sliding single hook. The treble hooks were attached to the rear of the bait and the single hook placed through the mouth, pulling it tight in order to bend the bait, which made it rotate in the water. By rule, ONLY SINGLE hooks are allowed for using live bait. This rig is very effective if trolled right in the motor wake. If you are running this type of rig, you also want to make sure you have a good swivel

in place a short distance ahead of the bait, otherwise your line will twist right up. Now, flies, my preferred method. Again, we have single hook and tandem hook flies. I have already explained why I like the single hook flies and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll stick with that. In previous articles I have mentioned a number of patterns that work well for me. However, since most of these are not commercially available â&#x20AC;&#x153;Off the shelfâ&#x20AC;?, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll speak about a few that you can obtain. Specifically, Pumpkin Head, Canopache, Maynardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Marvel, Red-Grey Streaker, Meredith Special, Grey Ghost, Red/ Grey Ghost. Any and all of these will catch fish. If you go up to AJâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bait & Tackle, in Meredith, Alan ties all his own flies and these patterns are among those he has for sale. Along with the aforementioned, Alan also has some of his own patterns that are quite successful, and are for sale as well. In the case of the flies, I just tie them right onto the terminal end of your 50 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 60 foot leader. However, I do bend the barbs over before using them. This challenges the fisherman to a point. Since the hooks are barbless, you MUST keep a tight line at all times. Any slack and you will lose the fish. On the plus side, you will have almost zero hook injured fish. Once they are brought to the net, a bit of slack and the fish will fall right off the hook. I hope you are using rubber nets as well. The rubber nets will cause less injury to the fish and a quick recovery is usually in order, especially in the spring with the cold water. If you are intent on usSee grasso on 34

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tourney games and 5 manufacturer’s games: $25 each. Over the years, the tournament has become an event that draws people from all over the world. “This has become so much more than a tournament’” says Funspot owner and General Manager, Bob Lawton, “It is an annual meeting of friends, a reunion of competitive players and a fun time for people who love classic games.” This year, Funspot and ACAM are adding to the festive international event with two musical acts that play chip tune music. The popular band D&D Sluggers will headline a concert to be held during the event. D&D Sluggers utilize traditional rock instruments like electric guitars and synthesizers. They also create musical sounds from home video game consoles in a style known as chip tune. Formed in March 2010, D&D Sluggers have been making a name for themselves up and down the east coast. Having been tapped to play such massive festivals as Hopscotch 2011, Nerd-a-palooza 2012, The Escapist Expo 2012, MAGFest 11 and SXSW 2012 their style has helped to bridge the gap between chip tune and rock. True lovers of the genre, they have even published a guide to getting started making chip tunes. Their show at the tournament will take place inside The American Classic Arcade Museum at Funspot and admission to the performance is free. Gary Vincent, President of ACAM, is pleased to have musical acts appear during the tournament. “This is the 15th anniversary of our tournament, and we wanted to

Players square off at the International Classic Video Game Tournament. do something different, but more importantly, something fun. Having met D&D Sluggers at the Escapist Expo convention last year, we thought they were a great choice to join us. We could not be more enthusiastic to have this fun musical group perform at our event.” “We are proud to be performing during the ACAM competition this year,” said Tim White and Dustin Overcash of D&D Sluggers. “Just thinking about playing our music in the largest arcade in the world surrounded by the games that helped inspire our sound gets us EXCITED!!!” Opening for D&D Sluggers is CrunkWitch, a New Hampshire-based band with a similar chiptune/rock/pop style as D&D Sluggers. Hailed as “The Mecca of Classic Gaming” by MSNBC, The American Classic Arcade Museum at Funspot is the first 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and displaying vintage coin-operated amusements and their history. Located on the third floor of the immense Funspot Family Entertainment Super Center, the museum celebrates the ori-

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and headstrong man pursuing his own vision, heedless of the consequences for the people whose lives were in his hand. Today, our leader is a man chosen by rhetoric, charisma and symbolism to be President of the United States, who is also vain, headstrong and pursuing his own vision, heedless of the consequences for the people whose lives are in his hand. Events have already overwhelmed President Obamaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s foreign policies, most obviously in the Middle East, especially in Libya, Egypt and Syria. But the biggest test is yet to come, as Iran continues to get closer and closer to having a nuclear bomb. Whatever Barack Obamaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s words, his deeds have been directed less toward stopping Iran from going nuclear than they

have been toward stopping Israel from stopping Iran from going nuclear. Now that this has bought Iran enough time to put some of its nuclear facilities deeper underground, there is a serious question whether Israel is militarily capable of destroying those facilities. No one can know with certainty why Obama has chosen the path he has chosen. But what seems much more certain is that a nuclear Iran -- the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s foremost terrorist nation -is a danger that dwarfs the danger from Kaiser Wilhelm II in the First World War or Adolf Hitler in the Second World War. It took only two nuclear bombs to force Japan to surrender, and the Japanese in 1945 were a lot tougher than Americans are in 2013. It may seem to be unthinkable that the United States would ever

surrender, but we have not yet seen New York and/or Los Angeles in radioactive ruins. If fanatics are willing to die in a nuclear war but we are not, what is left except surrender? Alarmist? Some dangers are worth being alarmed over. Politiciansâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; tendency to kick problems down the road is all the more reason for the rest of us to look ahead before it is too late. Thomas Sowell is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305. His website is www.tsowell. com. To find out more about Thomas Sowell and read features by other Creators Syndicate columnists and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate Web page at

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fascination of Al Qaida violence. Syria borders six countries: Israel, Lebanon, Turkey, Iraq, Jordan and Iran. Barring a credible ceasefire, the conflict will spill-over and create additional regional instability. This is not a call for the USA to intervene militarily in another Mid-east conflict, but an attempt to help midwife a long-overdue serious political transition through creative diplomacy to pull Syria back from the brink. John J. Metzler is a United Nations correspondent covering diplomatic and defense issues. He is the author of Transatlantic Divide USA/Euroland Rift? (University Press, 2010).


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