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Governor Mitt Romney, with wife Ann and just a few of their 30 children and grandchildren get ready to march in the Wolfeboro Fourth of July Parade. To the right is New Hampshire US Senator Kelly Ayotte and her husband. Behind them a group of Romney supporters. (Below) Weirs Times Editor, Brendan Smith, had the opportunity to ride with the national press in covering the event for The Weirs and Cocheco Times. brendan smith Photo/Kimberly severance photo

The Romneys in Wolfeboro A Fourth of July Assignment

by Brendan Smith Weirs Times Editor

In August of 2011, the editorial staff at The Weirs Times was privileged to be the first newspaper in the country to sit down for an interview with Governor Mitt Romney as he kicked off his campaign to be the Republican candidate for President. With the nomination now locked up and his Presidential campaign in full swing, I was asked by the Romney campaign if I would like to be part of the press pool in covering the Governor’s participation in Wolfeboro’s famous Fourth of July parade. I jumped at the chance. Cover-

ing the people and places and history of New Hampshire has always been The Weirs Times’ mission and being able to do a story on Wolfeboro, and New Hampshire’s, most well-known resident, a man who just might get the opportunity to influence our country’s history, appeared to be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. There I was on a flatbed truck, riding with reporters and cameramen from the Associated Press, the New York Times and NBC News, to name a few. These folks, I had assumed from some conversation, had been following the Romney campaign and, to them, See romney on 12 it was an-

The Lakeside Living Expo, the only show in New England devoted entirely to designer homes and lakeside retreats returns to Gunstock Mountain Resort Friday through Sunday, July 20th-22nd. This is the Expo for everyone looking to build, improve, landscape or simply add to the enjoyment of their home or lake property. It’s a one stop shop showcasing over one hundred exhibits featuring everything to plan and realize your home and lakeside retreat improvements. A wide variety of both indoor and outdoor exhibitors make this a truly unique Expo. The center section of this week’s issue provides you with the list of vendors as well as a map to help you find your way around this impressive event.

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JULY Through Sun. 15th All Shook Up

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Through Aug. 12th On Golden Pond

Pitman’s Freight Room, Laconia. The classic comedy comes to life in the hands of it’s creator, Oscar winner Ernest Thompson. 707-7806

Through Sat. 14th Epic Proportions

Winnipesaukee Playhouse, Alpenrose Plaza, Weirs Beach. www. 366-7377

US Rt.3. 9-6pm. 968-7643

Lost Bayou Ramblers

The Inn on Main, 200 North Main Street, Wolfeboro. 8pm. 569-1335

NH Boat Museum Lecture Series

NH Boat Museum, 399 Center Street, Wolfeboro. 7pm. Free and open to the public. 569-4554

Among the Bears – Ben Kilham

The Loon Center, 183 Lee’s Mills Road, Moultonborough. 7:30pm. Author and filmmaker, Ben Kilham shares his unique experiences withf ostering and rehabilitating black bears on his wooded preserve. Admission is free. Donations appreciated. 476-5666

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Rummage Sale

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“Big River”

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Whether you are a rock purist, Cajun purist, or looking for something more adventurous from both genres Lost Bayou Ramblers are not to be missed.. Tickets $15 in advance/ $20 at the door



Ryan Montbleau is a pure soul singer... from his soul in a voice every bit as honest, open hearted and original as the stories he tells in his songs. Tickets $20 in advance/ $25 at the door Doors at 6 PM for Dinner ~ Shows start at 8 PM Buy tickets online at or stop by The Inn on Main, The Folk Cellar, or Sandy Martin Gallery.

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Factory Court, North Main Street, Rochester. 11:45am-1:30pm. Bring a lawn chair and buy or bring lunch. 330-3208

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Lake Winnipesaukee Historical Society, Rt. 3, Weirs Beach, Next to Funspot. 11am. Presented by Carol Anderson. Donations greatly appreciated. 3665950

The Loon Center, Lee’s Mills Road, Moultonborough. 10-2pm. Rain or shine. Free admission. 476-5666

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Bear Expert Ben Kilham At The Loon Center Author and Filmmaker, Benjamin Kilham, will share his unique experiences with black bears on Thursday, July 12th at The Loon Center, 183 Lee’s Mills Road, Moultonborough. at 7:30pm. A resident of Lyme, NH, Kilham has fostered and rehabilitated dozens of bears on his wooded preserve, including an injured cub rescued near The Loon Center. Ben’s approach to rehabilitation has garnered information on black bear behavior that was previously unknown. This program is part of the Loon Preservation Committee, Summer 2012 Nature Talk Series and admission is free, though donations are accepted. For more information call 603-476-5666 or visit

Open Farm Day in Barnstead The Barnstead Farmers and Gardeners Network will host the first annual Open Farm Day, scheduled for Sunday, July 22. This is an opportunity for the general public to see the products and services offered by our local farms. This is a self-guided event. Free fliers with maps are available at the Barnstead Community Market, located at 13A Parade Rd, just behind Kidder’s Repair Service. For more information, please contact Robin Donovan at 269-5591 or Don Walker at 435-0277

10th Annual Brenda’s Ride with Friends The 10th Annual Brenda’s Ride with Friends: Fighting Cancer One Mile at a Time will take place on Saturday, August 18. Register now Brenda’s Ride starts at 10am sharp from the Weirs Beach Lobster Pound as hundreds of motorcycles depart together for a beautiful ride around Lake Winnipesaukee. The convoy will arrive back at the Lobster Pound early afternoon for a cook-out, raffles, and live sounds of The Tom Dixon Band and AXIS. Proceeds from this great annual event will again be kept local – benefitting the Oncology Department and patients at LRGH. To celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Brenda’s Ride, a 2012 Harley Davidson Street Glide will be raffled off. Only 300 tickets are being sold and the winner will be announced at the August 18th Brenda’s Ride event at the Lobster Pound at 4PM. You need not be present to win. Your $100 ticket could be the key to this motorcycle, valued at over $23,000, but if it’s not the lucky ticket you’ll still be making a wonderful donation to an important local cause! The cost to ride is $25 pre-registered or $30 the day of the event and includes food and entertainment. However no motorcycle needed-- if you do not plan to ride but want to stop by for a bite to eat and great entertainment we just encourage a small donation. If you would like to register for the 10th Annual Brenda’s Ride, or to purchase a raffle ticket, please contact Brenda Ganong at 581-6992.

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Poll, Picks, Presidents ‌ and Jimmy the Greek Back in 1979 I wrote a sports column for the Coos County Democrat c al l e d “Up and Down the River.â€? Occasionally, I made predictions, to establish my bona fides and assert my sports credibility. Before that year’s NFL season began, I predicted who would win all the divisions. Included was a guess that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers would finish first. This drew derision, as the Bucs were hapless. They’d only played three seasons and had lost the first 26 games of their first two campaigns. But the Bucs came through, and as the season wound down it looked like all my picks would hit. I figured I’d be the only columnist in the country to pick all the division winners, due largely to Tampa Bay’s surprising showing. And more than just brag about my gridiron acumen, I thought I could parlay my amazing knowledge into becoming a Las Vegas prognosticator so people could pay me big bucks for my exclusive football picks. Unfortunately, San Diego edged out my pick of Denver for the AFC West title, denying me imagined glory. Just as well. I was teaching at a public high school, and the superintendent probably would have looked askance at a Las Vegas picks column. Anyway, there will always be a demand for people who have a sense of future trends - the

Nostradamus Syndrome, if you will. Successful Wall Street forecasters get fabulously rich and buy second homes on Lake Winnipesaukee, right? The late “Jimmy the Greek� Snyder became wealthy and famous because he supposedly had a gift for selecting football winners. CBS-TV Sports gave him a job with the NFL Today from 1976-88 where his job as an analyst was to pick winners, and millions of fans paid him close attention while The Greek made millions of dollars. Sadly for The Greek, Snyder was fired by CBS in 1988 after he made some controversial remarks about why blacks were naturally superior athletes. But interestingly, The Greek first became famous not due to a sports prediction but a political one. Before the 1948 presidential election, Snyder got 17:1 odds on a $10,000 bet that President Truman would be reelected. Like my Tampa Bay pick, Snyder’s choice of Truman was ridiculed. The popularity of our 33rd president, a Democrat, was at a record low and all the smart money was on New York’s Republican Governor, Thomas Dewey. Snyder used sophisticated logic in picking Truman. “Dewey has a mustache,� explained The Greek, whose real name was Dimetrios Georgios Synodinos. “Women don’t trust men with mustaches.� Truman did, in fact, beat Dewey, and The Greek became rich and famous. Now it’s my turn. It’s another presidential election year, and the current conventional wisdom has incumbent President Barack Obama triumphing over Republican challenger Mitt Rom-

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New Hampshire Music Festival Kicks Off 60th Season Conductor Laureate, Paul Polivnick to conduct first three weeks of the Classics Series Thursdays and Fridays beginning July 12th Every Thursday and Friday for six weeks during the summer, you would think you were at Symphony Hall, Washington D.C. or New York City with the ability to attend Symphony Orchestra Concerts right here in the heart of central New Hampshire. Beginning July 12th and running through August 17th, the New Hampshire Music Festival will be performing at the Silver Center for the Arts at Plymouth State University. Conductor Laureate, Paul Polivnick will lead the orchestra for the first three weeks. “Having been the Music Director for almost 20 years,” Frank Pesci (NHMF Executive Director) says, “Polivnick is the ‘face of the festival.’” Pesci further states “He is also providing the artistic drive for the festival as he guides us through his years of expertise with the ensemble. He will also serve as a sounding board as the Festival concludes its search for a permanent Music Director.” The last three weeks of the concert series will be led by






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Global Warming Blameologists Play with Fire COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo .

Independence Day 2012 PURCELLVILLE, Va. -As is our custom, millions of Americans celebrated Independence Day this year with family, friends and neighbors. Here by Oliver North in Purcellville, Syndicated Columnist there was an old-fashioned parade down Main Street, followed by a barbecue, a church service to pray for our nation -- and fireworks. For many here in Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia, it was also day five without electricity -- and very hot. The hardships caused by last week’s powerful storms and power outages are real. More than a dozen of our countrymen have died. The oppressive tem-

peratures remind me that nearly halfway around the world, tens of thousands of young Americans are experiencing heat and fireworks of a different kind -- where our country’s enemies are trying to kill them. Afghanistan isn’t the only place with a summer “fighting season.” It turns out that patriotic young Americans have spent many Independence Days fighting for “Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness” ever since 56 of our Founding Fathers signed “The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen United States of America” in Philadelphia 236 years ago. Independence Day 1814 saw one of the few American victories in the War of 1812, at Fort Erie in Canada. The fort was returned to the British in November that year, shortly before the end of the war. See north on 19

-- Good news: The Waldo Canyon fire, which forced 32,000 residents (including our family) to flee, by Michelle Malkin claimed two Syndicated Columnist lives and destroyed 347 homes, is now 100 percent contained. Bad news: Radical environmentalists won’t stop blowing hot air about this year’s infernal season across the West. Al Gore slithered out of the political morgue to bemoan nationwide heat records and pimp his new “Climate Reality Project,” which blames global warming for the wildfire outbreak. NBC meteorologist Doug Kammerer asserted: “If we did not have global warming, we wouldn’t see this.” Agriculture Department Undersecretary Harris Sherman, who oversees the Forest Service, claimed to the Washington Post: “The climate is changing, and these fires are a very strong indicator of that.” And the Associated Press (or rather, the Activist Press) lit the fear-mongering torch with an eco-propaganda piece titled “U.S. summer is what ‘global warming will look like.’” The problem is that the actual conclusions of scientists included in AP’s screed don’t back up the apocalyptic headline. As the reporter acknowledges under that panicky banner: “Scientifically linking individual weather events to climate change takes intensive study, complicated mathematics, computer models and lots of time. Sometimes it isn’t caused by global warming.

Weather is always variable; freak things happen.” So, this U.S. summer may or may not really look like “what global warming looks like.” Kinda. Sorta. Possibly. Possibly not. Furthermore, the AP reporter concedes, the “global” nature of the warming and its supposed catastrophic events have “been local. Europe, Asia and Africa aren’t having similar disasters now, although they’ve had their own extreme events in recent years.” A more hedging headline would have been journalistically responsible, but Chicken Little-ism better serves the global warming blame-ologists’ agenda. More inconvenient truths: As The Washington Times noted this week, the National Climatic Data Center shows that “Colorado has actually seen its average temperature drop slightly from 1998 to 2011, when data is collected only from rural stations and not those that have been urbanized since 1900.” Radical green efforts to block logging and timber sales in national forests since the 1990s are the real culprits. Wildlife mitigation experts point to incompetent forest management and militant opposition to thinning the timber fuel supply. Another symptom of green obstructionism: widespread bark beetle infestations. The U.S. Forest Service itself reported last year: “During the last part of the 20th century, widespread treatments in lodgepole pine stands that would have created age class diversity, enhanced the vigor of remaining trees, and improved stand resiliency to drought or insect attack -- such as timber harvest and thinning -- lacked

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The “Taliban” of Timbuktu UNITED NATIONS—The name Timbuktu conjures up mystery and the magic of a far off place seemingly untouched by by John J. Metzler modernity, lest Syndicated Columnist alone violence. But the ancient city of Timbuktu, lost in the remote reaches of the Sahara has sadly been thrust into the headlines as an Islamic fundamentalist group has been destroying historic and religious sites to the shock of the world. Ironically these sites include Muslim tombs and mosques which are part of another sect of Islam. Long the crossroads of caravan trade commerce and religious learning dating to the 13th century, Timbuktu sits on the parched edge of the Sahara and West Africa. Part of the landlocked state of Mali, Timbuktu has been a center of lore and legend since French explorers put the place into contemporary consciousness. Given that Mali is victim of ethnic and religious violence, the northern part of the country has fallen under the control of a number of separatist and Islamic factions who not only oppose the central government in far off Bamako, but have tried to establish an independent state Azawad. Mali’s recent troubles are rooted in the disintegration of Libya; many of the Tuareg tribesmen who served Gaddafi as mercenar-

ies returned to their homelands. Though the Tuareg who live in many of the surrounding countries were historically marginalized and mistreated in Mali, now they have returned with vengeance, weapons stockpiles and a cause. Beyond the cultural and religious desecration by the Abu Dine movement, what’s transpiring in Mali under the political radar is the creation of a radical Islamic emirate similar to the Taliban rule in Afghanistan before 2001. Few are watching as the patrimony of an ancient desert kingdom is being desecrated and destroyed. Irina Bokova, Director of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) stated her dismay over the destruction of three sacred tombs which are part of the World Heritage List. “Reports that Mausoleums have been destroyed is extremely distressing,” she warned, “there is no justification for such wanton destruction.” “It’s paradoxical and incomprehensible” Prof. Jean-Michel Djian quoted in Le Figaro, “If they do it is because they have no culture, its a form of gratuitous violence,” where a movement wishes to destroy such significant historic monuments. According to Paris-based UNESCO, Timbuktu was an intellectual and spiritual center as early as the 15th and 16th centuries as well as a hub of the trans-Saharan trade. Many of the buildings are of a unique style of adobe type pyramids, dating from the 1490’s. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon

warned “Such attacks against cultural heritage sites are totally unjustified.” But beyond the cultural damages, the political fallout from the widening crisis has seen over 320,000 people flee their homes since the military coup de etat in March. Now the north of Mali, the size of France, could host a radical Islamic Emirate. Following the disarray of the central government, both Tuareg

rebels and Islamic jihadi warriors briefly joined forces. Most Tuareg sought an independent but secular state. Yet the Al-Qaida linked Ansar Dine movement stress radical Islam. This group has imposed Islamic Sharria Law and calls ancient Muslim shrines sacrilegious. Prof Abdelmajid Charfi, a Tunisian scholar, warns that “In Mali Ansar Dine is under the direct

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Teaching Economics Having taught economics at a number of colleges for a number of years, I especially welcomed a feature article in the June 22nd issue of The by Thomas Sowell Chronicle of Syndicated Columnist Higher Education, on how economics courses with the same name can be very different at different colleges. It can also be very different when the course is taught by professors in the same department who have different approaches. The usefulness of the three approaches described in the article depends on what the introductory course is trying to accomplish. One professor taught the subject through a steady diet of mathematical models. If the introductory economics course is aimed at those students who are going to major in economics, then that may make some sense. But most students in most introductory economics courses are not going to become economics majors, much less professional economists. Among those students for whom a one-year introductory course is likely to be their only exposure to economics, mathematical models that they will probably never use in later life, as they try to understand economic activities and policies in the real world, may be of very limited value to them, if any value at all.

If the purpose of the introductory course is to serve as a recruiting source for economics majors, that serves the interest of the economics department, not the students. It may also serve the interests of the professor, because teaching in the fashion familiar in his own research and scholarship is a lot easier than trying to recast economics in terms more accessible to students who are studying the subject for the first time. Having written two textbooks on introductory economics -one full of graphs and equations, and the other with neither -- I know from experience that the second way is a lot harder to write, and is more time-consuming. The first book was written in a year; the second took a decade. The first book quickly went out of print. The second book (“Basic Economics”) has gone through 4 editions and has been translated into 6 foreign languages. Both books taught the same principles, but obviously one approach did so more successfully than the other. The same applies in the classroom. The opposite extreme from teaching economics with mathematical models was described by a professor who uses an approach she characterized as democratizing the classroom, “so that everybody is a co-teacher and co-learner.” This has sometimes been called “discovery learning,” where the students discover the underlying principles for themselves while groping their way through problems. Unfortunately, discovery can See Sowell on 30


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Matt Catingub Returns For Third Year Conducting Festival Pops Series

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performances, imaginative programming, and uncommon communicative gifts. July 19th & July 20th Ron Patterson - violinist and Valerie Muzzolini Gordon - harpist will perform at week two’s performance. Patterson teaches violin, chamber music, orchestral repertoire, and pedagogy at the University of Washington School of Music. A student of Jascha Heifetz, Eudice Shapiro and Manuel Compinsky, Patterson has performed extensively in the United States and Europe since the age of 11, performing 45 works (including six world premieres) in more

New Hampshire Music Festival Announces 2012 Pops Schedule Outstanding Pops Director Matt Catingub Back for His Third Year

Valerie Muzzolini - harpist will perform in week two of the Festival’s Orchestral Classic Series. . than 150 solo performances with orchestra. He has been acclaimed for his “skill, authority and imagination” by


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Plymouth - W i k i p e d i a states: “A pops orchestra is an orchestra that plays popular music (generally traditional pop) and show tunes as well as wellknown classical works. Pops orchestras are generally organized in large cities and are distinct from the more “highbrow” symphony or philharmonic orchestras, which also may exist in the same city.” Imagine this big city distinction right here in the heart of Central New Hampshire every other Saturday night! Beginning July 14th and running through August 11th, the New Hampshire Music Festival Pops Concert will be held at the Silver Center for the Arts at Plym-

Matt Catingub outh State University. Matt Catingub says: “I’m all about the newer, contemporary model for Pops Performances”. Catingub was hired three years ago, first as a guest conductor with a Frank Sinatra show; he was liked so much he was asked back the next year See POPS on 22


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To The Editor: Operation Fast and Furious was a Federal government operation in which Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) agents instructed US gun dealers to sell guns to straw men who then sold the guns to Mexican drug cartels. The stated goal was to track the guns to be able to take down high profile Mexican drug cartels. However in many cases no tracking devices were even put on the guns. The result was that over 2500 US guns were lost track of and ended up in the hands of violent Mexican drug cartels which resulted in the deaths of over 300 Mexicans as well as US Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry. The Mexican government had no knowledge of Operation Fast and Furious. Obama supporters may point out

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Article 10 To The Editor: New Hampshire had it right when in June 2, 1774, this state ratified its constitution which included Article 10 “The Right of Revolution.� “Government being instituted for the common benefit, protection and security of the whole community, and not for the private interest or emolument of any one man, family, or class of men; therefore whenever the ends of government are perverted, and public liberty manifestly endangered, and all other means of redress are ineffectual, the people may and of right ought to reform the old, or establish a new government. The doctrine of nonresistance against arbitrary power, and oppression, is absurd, slavish, and destructive of the good and happiness of mankind.� Two years later, July 4, 1776, some of these exact same words appear in the second paragraph of our Declaration of Independence. “Whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or abolish it.� In the New Hampshire version we have not only the word “right� but also the word “ought,�which means in New Hampshire we not only have the right, we also have the obligation to remove those elected persons that work against the interest “of the People.� No other state has the equivalent of our Article 10. We should apply article 10 to the Obama Health Care Bill. President Barack Obama and all of the Democrats elected to congress committed a large and expensive fraud on the American people when they passed an enormous tax bill called Obamacare. They tried to pass it as a MANDATE under the InSee scott on 25


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G O O D NEWS: I had appointments with TWO of my doctors last Thursday. Everything looks good by Niel Young Advocates Columnist for another year. That is bad news for the Liberals. BAD NEWS: In addition to my good health, the bad news is, that while waiting with other patients for an hour, my wife Betty tells me the topic was Barack Hussein Obama. ALL in the room fear him for a second term, and all are voting him out! Now remember, I was not in the room, so no influence from me. ******** With inspiration from NH Union Leader: “Sen. Kelly Ayotte confirmed on Friday what her previous actions had suggested: She is the most fiscally conservative member of New Hampshire’s congressional delegation and the one most concerned about runaway federal spending. “Sen. Jeanne Shaheen predictably voted for the $120 billion federal highway bill, and she was joined on the House side by Reps. Charlie Bass and Frank Guinta. Ayotte, though, was one of only 19 senators to vote no.� Oh, heck, a $120 Billion here, and a $120 Billion there. Geez, you would think they are talking about real money! Kelly is a gem for NH. I am reminded of how 34% of highway taxes in NH has nothing to do with highway construction; that goes to the State Police budget. I am also reminded of the first “stimulus�, and the second, how did that work out? Adding to the national debt is NOT reducing the debt - so proud to call Kelly Ayotte, MY Senator Kelly: “We need to

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the parade. It seems those kinds of stories always pop up when a candidate makes a campaign stop. I’d have to say, after having had the opportunity to survey the entire crowd along the parade route, that seemed far fetched. Sure, there were a couple of small organized groups for, and against, the Governor, that’s politics, everyone does it. But overall, the majority of supporters who were there appeared, to me, to be just average people who made the trip to watch the parade, show their support and maybe get a chance to shake hands with the candidate. During the course of our See romney on 13


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them were a large group of Romney supporters on hand to get the crowd motivated. After a while, since we were the last ones in the parade, we finally turned onto the main street and, I must admit, it was a bit exhilarating. This was going to be fun. Then my respect for the media was overshadowed

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couldn’t imagine how the governor felt as he walked the entire route. Along the way he made the effort to shake as many hands, and pose for as many pictures as possible, quickly jogging from one side of the street to the other along the entire route. That would have been more than a workout for me. Watching the governor on this mini-marathon, keep-

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humidity was creeping in. At the end of the route, the Governor finished up by buying a lemonade from a homemade stand manned by a a young Wolfeboro entrepreneur. It made a great photo op but I missed out as the rest of the press crew was off the truck and upon the scene like flies on honey. I was left in the dust, a rookie mistake. We got back on the flatbed for a short trip to the Brewster Academy field where the press was given access to a private viewing area to take photos and video. We waited, along See romney on 17


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as they fell back on what came to be called the Pusan Perimeter. For more than a decade starting in 1962, American soldiers, sailors, airmen, guardsmen and Marines in the Republic of Vietnam observed our Independence Day in firefights that ranged from the demilitarized zone to the Mekong Delta. I spent the Fourth of July in 1969 in the field hospital at Dong Ha, visiting with several of my Marines wounded in an engagement a few days earlier. In 2004, I spent July Fourth preparing to cover U.S. Marines battling al-Qaida insurgents for control of Ramadi, the capital of Anbar province, Iraq. It was then the bloodiest place on earth and unbearably hot -- but not much different in temperature, tactics or troops from what we have documented during other sweltering summers over the past decade in Afghanistan, Colombia, the Philippines and elsewhere in Mesopotamia. All of these places and events are a powerful reminder of who we are and why we fight. We don’t deploy our sons and daughters around the world and place them in harm’s way for gold or oil or colonial conquest. Americans place themselves at great risk for an idea: freedom. This year, I didn’t go off to cover a war in some faroff place. Instead, I was invited to read the Declaration of Independence -- all 1,337 words -- at a

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and performed Nat King Cole. Now, Matt Catingub has been titled “Pops Director� for the 2012 New Hampshire Music Festival (NHMF) and has organized a 2012 Pops series that has a greater focus on general entertainment and less so on classical music. Multi-talented musician Matt Catingub wears many hats: Saxophonist, Woodwind Artist, Conductor, Pianist, Vocalist, Performer, Composer, and Arranger. Born March 25,1961 to parents of Pacific island descent Matt likes to refer to himself as a “Pacific Island Mutt�. As the youngest son of the late great jazz vocalist Mavis Rivers he was introduced to music through his mother’s albums for Capitol Records and Frank Sinatra’s Reprise label. July 14th “The Great ‘Pop Culture’ Songbook� – “There will be a bit of TV / Movie or ‘quirky’ music, and some “standards� featuring the orchestra. I will have the opportunity to sing, as well as be an instrumentalist. One thing’s for sure, it will be loads of fun!� describes

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Mr. Catingub is currently the Pops Director for the Hawaii Symphony Orchestra and a member of the Glendale Pops Orchestra. Matt’s music was heard in the Oscar winning film A Beautiful Mind. And, Matt appeared in, and scored the soundtrack to, the Oscar-nominated George Clooney film “Goodnight, And Good Luck.� The film features Matt’s arrangements and saxes, as well as on-screen appearances. The CD of the movie’s soundtrack won a Grammy in 2005! The New Hampshire Music Festival, founded in 1952 on Melody Island, in Lake Winnipesaukee, celebrates its 60th anniversary this summer. Complete concert information as well as subscription and ticket information is available through the Festival’s web site ( or by calling the Festival’s office (603) 279-3300.

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first-time Barnstormers working alongside longtime company members. ‘Big River’ is what our theatre is about – bringing newcomers and experienced actors together to present the best of American theatre.” Lead actors Jordan Ahnquist (Huck) and De’Lon Grant (Jim) performed these roles together to great acclaim at Boston’s Lyric Stage Company in 2011. “Throughout the production De’lon Grant as Jim is brilliant,” reported Blast Magazine. The large cast is joined by Barnstormers favorites: Elaine Anderson, Bob Bates, Jean Brown, Cope Murray, Dale Place, Penny Purcell and Doug Shapiro. “Big River” is generously sponsored by the Yeoman’s Fund for the Arts. Showtimes are TuesdayThursday at 7:30pm, Friday at 8pm and Saturday at 2 & 8pm. Tickets are $27-$32 and can be purchased by calling 603-323-8500 or email at The Barnstormers Theatre is located at 104 Main Street in Tamworth.

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This year marks the 39th Season of creativity at the Frates Creative Arts Center with Studio Art Classes for children, teens, and adults, Magic Classes for children and teens, as well as the Lakes Region’s original Children’s Theater Workshop. Registration is now open and will continue over the summer. The exciting “summer programs” has morning Studio Art classes for children 4-6, 7-9, 10-12, and teens. All of these groups will explore a variety of drawing and painting mediums revolving around personal themes. Each day will challenge the young artists to explore and especially to have FUN in the process. Afternoons will inspire youngsters to apply their creative skills to the new MAGIC classes. Each day will bring the world of magic alive with learning, practicing, and even performing for family and friends. This idea is a repeat workshop following a successful June workshop that produced 10 novice magicians ready to

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setts, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, Oregon, Washington, the Peoples Republic of Vermont, and the District of Columbia. Romney will take the rest, and will win the overall popular vote by a margin of 51.4% to 47.5%. Should this come to pass, I expect calls from the Cable News Networks for me to share my political sagacity. I’m not sure what I’ll charge yet. Probably take the best offer. Then again, the new administration may need a political advisor. I’d work for half of what they paid David Axelrod. We need to scale back those bloated federal salaries. Either that, or I could be Ambassador to New Zealand. Again, I’d work for half of what the current Ambassador is making. There you have it. This column will be big news on November 7, or my name isn’t Jimmy the

Greek. Don’t forget, I was right about the Tampa Bay Buccaneers! About those Dodgers My June 14 column about my excellent adventure to Dodger Stadium alluded to how many World Series that franchise had won. I sadly neglected to acknowledge the 1959 Dodgers, who beat the Go-Go White Sox in the World Series. Thank you to alert reader William Lamb for pointing that out.

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it is also producing a test of whether this traditional way of teaching actually works. Apparently it does. The Chronicle of Higher Education also reported on the students. The feckless behavior of today’s students in all three courses makes me glad that I left the classroom long ago, and do my teaching today solely through my writings. Thomas Sowell is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305. His website is

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Cathy Mathews, owner of TLC JEWELRY, 279 Main St. Tilton has grown up in the jewelry business. She started working in her father’s jewelry store when she was just 14 years old, learning rst hand about the value of diamonds, gold and silver. Cathy had the opportunity to open her own store in Tilton nearly two years ago, and since then her business has grown tremendously from word of mouth and from her extensive advertising efforts. You may have noticed her new billboard on Route 3 just past the Tanger Outlet Mall. Cathy loves her job and simply enjoys making her customers happy with jewelry that ts their budget. Whether you need an engagement ring, diamond, bridal party gift, gold ring, expert jewelry repair, watch battery, or a written appraisal, please stop by the shop at 279 Main St Tilton or call 286-7000. TLC Jewelry also has made a name for itself buying GOLD, SILVER & COINS and paying the Highest Prices GUARANTEED! Be sure to consider your trusted local jeweler before you sell your valuables to a Road Show that will pack up and leave in a couple of days or to a pawn shop. GET THE TOP MONEY YOU DESERVE with your unwanted GOLD, SILVER & COINS at TLC JEWELRY.

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festivals worldwide. July 26th& July 27th One of the leading cellists of his generation, William de Rosa, is the featured soloist for week three’s concert. DeRosa is noted for melding distinctive artistry, profound musicianship and exquisite tone. DeRosa was described by the late Leonard Rose as “one of the most brilliant cello talents in the world.” Mr. Pesci, recently named the Festival’s Executive Director, concluded, “These are just some of the highlights demonstrating the level of this summer’s symphony performances. We are blessed not only with extraordinary musicians, but also with appreciative and supportive festival members and surrounding communities who have contributed to the vitality and longevity of the New Hampshire Music Festival.” For complete concert, subscription and ticket information visit web site by call (603) 279-3300.

CLEARED FOR TAKE-OFF! The Aviation event of a lifetime! Don’t miss this exciting summer event at the Wright Museum! We’ll raffle:

A 30 minute ride in a completely restored B-17 or B-24 bomber of World War II

A raffle drawing and auction… YOU could win the most remarkable experience of your lifetime!

Rafe: Drawing to be held on October 4, 2012 during the Wright Museum Annual Bald Peak Gold Tournament. Tickets $50.00 each. Only 200 tickets will be sold! Multiple purchases allowed. You do not have to be present to win. Ticket sales at the Museum July 1 – October 3, 2012

We’ll auction:

A pair of 30 minute rides in the B-17 or B-24 A 30 minute ride in the Legendary P-51 Mustang!

Auction: Tuesday, August 7, 2012 at 7:00 PM at the Wright Museum. Auction conducted by licensed NH Auctioneer Jim O’Donnell, NH License # 4009. Bomber tickets will be auctioned rst, followed by P-51 Mustang ride. Additional items to be auctioned include World War II period rearms, reproduction 1940 style men’s bicycle, Adirondack chairs and much, much more…

Winning tickets for these flights have no time limit and no location limit!

Please call or visit the Museum to purchase raffle tickets! Visit our website for auction updates 603-569-1212 • • 77 Center Street, Wolfeboro, NH


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Do you have a clever caption for this photograph? Send your captions with your name, phone number and home town to us by mail to: Attn: Caption This, The Weirs Times, P.O. Box 5458, Weirs, NH 03247, online at www. or by email to contest@ or by fax to 603-366-7301. Weekly winners will be chosen by our editorial staff and will be entered into a prize drawing for a new Digital Camera courtesy of Spectrum Photo. For all your digital photo needs shop their locations in Wolfeboro and North Conway, phone 877-FILM PRO or visit them online at The prize winner for the 07/05/12-12/27/12 contest period will be selected by random drawing. All captions become property of The Weirs Times and may be used for marketing Photo #394 - 07/12/12 - entry deadline 07/26/12 and promotional purposes.

Salome’s Stars Horoscope ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Aspects favor socializing with family and friends, but an irksome workplace situation could intrude. No use grumbling, Lamb. Just do it, and then get back to the fun times. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) There’s still time for you Ferdinands and Fernandas to relax and sniff the roses. But a major work project looms and soon will demand much of your attention through the 23rd. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Your enthusiasm persuades even the toughest doubters to listen to what you’re proposing. But don’t push too hard, or you’ll push them away. Moderate for best results. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Your energy levels are rising, and you feel you can handle anything the job requires. That’s great. But don’t isolate yourself. Keep your door open to your workplace colleagues. LEO (July 23 August 22) A workplace change could lead to that promotion you’ve been hoping for. But you’ll have

ACROSS 1 Ladd or Lane 6 Host a roast 11 Kipling novel 14 Social worker? 17 Conductor Dorati 18 In a perfect world 20 Slangy suffix 21 Norm 22 Start of a remark by 117 Across 24 Northwestern capital 26 “- Day Now” (‘62 hit) 27 Stallion’s son 28 Pom’s perch 30 - laugh 31 Hound’s handle 32 Torah, e.g. 36 ‘92 US Open champ 37 What you’ve gotta have 40 Acquire 42 Harden 44 - Romeo 45 Spring holiday 47 Side by side 51 Part 2 of remark 55 Lamb product 57 Vane dir. 58 - -tzu 59 Boiling 60 West African port 61 Like - of bricks 62 Austerity 64 Austen hero 66 German mark? 68 Sierra -, CA 70 All wet 74 Terra firma 75 Is useful 77 Author Potok 78 Column style 80 Claim 81 Problem for Pauline

to face some tough competition before the Lion can claim his or her share of the goodies. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Your rigidity regarding a difficult workplace situation could be the reason your colleagues aren’t rushing to your assistance. Try being more flexible in your demands. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) That uneasy mood could be your Libran inner voice reminding you that while it’s great to be with your new friends, you need to take care not to ignore your old ones. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) A sudden spate of criticism could shake the Scorpion’s usually high sense of self-confidence. Best advice: You made a decision you believed in -- now defend it. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Your reluctance to help restart a stalled relationship could be traced to unresolved doubts about your partner’s honesty. Rely on a trusted friend’s advice.

83 Fernando or Lorenzo 85 Rocker Nugent 88 Herriot title start 89 “Odyssey” enticer 90 End of remark 93 17 Across’ title 95 “The - Kid” (‘84 film) 97 Orthodox image 98 Pants measurement 100 Study 102 Stick one’s neck out 103 Sportscaster Musberger 105 Classical hunk? 107 Shopper’s delight 109 - in (tipped off) 110 Shuffleboard stick 111 TV’s “- Living” 112 Hum bug? 115 More eminent 117 Speaker of remark 123 Hosp. area 124 Erwin or Gilliam 125 She handed Theseus a line 126 Break off 127 Endorses 128 Cast a spell 129 Trepidation 130 Neighbor of Oman

DOWN 1 Comic Carvey 2 Privy to 3 Part of DA 4 Uh-uh 5 Draw forth 6 Touch up the text 7 Big boys

CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) The capricious Sea Goat is torn between duty and diversion. Best advice: Do both. Tend to your workaday chores, then go out and enjoy your wellearned fun time.

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“Tell me again Dad, how is he suppose to substitute for Jeffery?” -Ian Gunderson, Conway, NH.

AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Cutting back on some of your activities for a few days helps restore your energy levels. You should be feeling ready to tackle your many projects early next week.

An unforseen side-effect of Cialis -Bob Jaskolka, Brunswick, OH,

PISCES (February 19 to March 20) A co-worker might be secretly carping about your work to mutual colleagues. But associates will come to your defense, and the situation will ultimately work to your advantage. BORN THIS WEEK: Your ambition makes you a success at whatever you choose to do -- especially if it’s in the world of the performing arts.

8 Baseball’s Ripken 9 Ransom - Olds 10 Brownie, for one 11 Former surgeon general 12 Unwell 13 Andy’s area 14 Tell’s target 15 They get hit on their heads 16 Hors d’oeuvre holder 18 Northern hemisphere? 19 Scream 23 Start to snooze 25 Free-for-all 29 “The Greatest” 31 Munich Mrs. 32 Iowa, e.g. 33 “The Man in Black” 34 Formal ceremony 35 Like-minded 36 Forester or Outback 37 Rain hard? 38 Lohengrin’s love 39 Priced right 41 Leonine Lahr 43 Highflying agcy. 46 Show one’s feelings 48 Penguins’ place 49 Newfoundland’s nose 50 Fractional amount 52 Actor Bruce 53 To and 54 Galley features 56 - terrier 60 Pharmacy measure 61 Jai 63 Spring flower 64 Twofold 65 Paul’s “Exodus” role

67 The Brainy Bunch? 68 Lady of the house 69 Spanish city 71 Farm measure 72 Use one’s noodle 73 Tiny coin 76 Elan 79 Lummox 82 Desire deified 83 Yoga position 84 Pub orders 86 North Carolina campus 87 Unit of force 89 Plymouth leader 90 Small songbird 91 Mata 92 Swampland 94 Like Sauternes 96 Mil. address 99 Sweater letter 101 Cosmetician Lauder 102 “Patriot Games” author 103 Thwart a blitz 104 Sewell of “A Knight’s Tale” 106 - vu 108 “Do - say, not . . .” 109 Commercial award 110 Pivotal point 111 Ain’t right? 112 Put on a happy face 113 In addition 114 Genesis setting 116 When the French fry 118 Significant years 119 - Tin Tin 120 “- Doll” (‘64 hit) 121 Fabric amts. 122 Charge

“Take your stinking paws off me, you damned dirty human!” -Marisol Hyatt, Manchester, NH.

I don’t think mother knows the difference between an orphanage and a zoo. -Sharon Fleischman, Laconia, NH.

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Linda Pouliot Sings The Blues At Rochester Blues Festival Rochester Main Street volunteers will host a Blues Festival on Saturday, July 21, from 10am until 5pm on Hanson Street in downtown Rochester. Also featured that day is a Cruisin’ 100 Chevy Car Show from 10am to 2pm on Hanson Street sponsored by the Spaulding High School Alumni Class of 1960. Guests are asked to bring a lawn chair and enjoy some toe tapping blues as Linda Pouliot takes the stage and sings the blues. Blues vocalist Linda Pouliot grew up in the Mt. Washington Valley of Northern New Hampshire. Her parents were singers who influenced her ears with records by Mario Lanza, Ray Charles and other greats. Pouliot was greatly influenced by the artistry of Bessie Smith and Billie Holiday and her easy legato style reveals a great commitment to deep blues. The

New Hampshire Native wrote a blues tune, “Barfly” that has been featured with a Portland Maine radio station. She has appeared at JJ’s Eatery Too at Old Orchard Beach, Hajjars, Slim’s Tex Mex, Rochester Opera House, The Stone Church, Newmarket, N.H., Oregano’s Restorante’, Newburyport, MA., and other New England establishments. Writer Rick Franz says: “It really took me back. All of a sudden I’m back home in Chicago and it’s more than twenty years ago. She is a true jazz/blues artist in the most traditional sense; a classic voice that reminds me as much of scratchy recordings from the 1930’s as it does of the dark, tiny bar so long ago in my own past”. Pouliot’s sets often include: Current singers, Norah Jones, Amy Winehouse, Madeleine Peyroux, Songs of Billie Holiday, Bessie Smith,

Etta James, Ray Charles, jazz standards, soulful blues and original tunes, that inspire audiences and make them want more of her heartfelt vocal style. Also appearing at the Festival are TJ Wheeler & the Smokers and local vocalist Kat Murphy who will open the Festival with her own special sound. BBQ Vendors, crafts and games will line the upper end of Hanson Street and there is still room to sign up. Vendor forms are available online at www. In addition to the vendors the Rochester Historical society will be open that day and downtown merchants are invited to participate in sidewalk activities. For more information please contact the Rochester Main Street office at 603-330-3208 or email .

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