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THE WEIRS TIMES & THE COCHECO TIMES, Thursday, August 22, 2013

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Harry Briggs - An American Original by Mike Moffett

Sportthoughts Columnist

Early in 1995, an older gentleman came to see me in my office at NHTI-Concord, where I was then working as Public Information Officer. He explained that even though he was 74-years-old, he wanted to do a 12-mile lake swim, and was looking for someone to help him organize and publicize it. I didn’t really need an extra project, on

top of everything else I was doing, but I listened patiently to his story. After I learned that Harry Briggs was a fellow Marine, a veteran of World War II’s Pacific Campaigns, I knew I’d do what I could to help him pursue his dream. Could a 74-year-old swim 12 miles? Time would tell. But who was this interesting stranger with such an unusual goal? See briggs on 14

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sic by Ellas, Greek Dancing, Continuous music by DJ Meleti, Exciting Raffles, Children’s Games, Independent Vendors Come early to watch local youth demonstrate the traditional Greek line dances. Times for the Greek Festival are Friday from 4-10pm and Saturday from 11am-10pm. Admission is free and so is parking. Edition Availabl plete eO om nli C n is

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In August of 1957, Harry Briggs became the first person to swim Lake Erie from Sandusky, Ohio, USA to Point Pelee, Ontario, Canada, in 1957 in 35 hours 55 minutes. This year, at 92, he plans a swim across Squam Lake on Labor Day.

The Annunciation Church of Dover presents their annual Greek Heritage Festival on Friday August 30th and Saturday August 31, at the Hellenic Center, Longhill Road in Dover. Come and celebrate all the food, music and magic of Greece. Volunteers have been hard at work preparing delicious Greek food and authentic pastries. The 2012 Greek Festival will also include: Delicious Greek Food, Authentic Pastries, Kafenio (Coffee House), Full Bar - Beer, Wine, Mu-

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THE WEIRS TIMES & THE COCHECO TIMES, Thursday, August 22, 2013

AuGust Through the Month Artist of the Month – Amee Sweet-McNamara

League of NH Craftsmen, 279 DW Highway, Meredith. See Amee’s collection during Gallery hours. 2797920 Through the 24th

“The Unexpected Guest”

The Barnstormers Theatre, 104 Main Street, Tamworth. 323-8500 or www. barnstormerstheatre.org

Thursday 22nd Art Night Out

River Run Deli, Alton. 5:30-7:30pm. Local artist and teacher will walk you through the steps necessary to complete your own masterpiece in 2 hours.$30pp, food included. BYOB. 875-1000

“New Hampshire’s Wild History: 350 Years of NH Wildlife” – Nature Talk Series

The Loon Center, Lee’s Mill Road, Moultonborough. 7:30pm. Free admission, donations appreciated. 476-5666. www.loon.org

Garden to Table Tasting Event

Moulton Farm, 18 Quarry Road, Meredith. 5pm. Drop by the farm stand to taste what farm chef, Jonathan Diola is cooking what is currently being harvested. Free. 279-3915

Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo

Capitol Center for the Arts, Concord. 7:30pm. 225-1111 or www.ccanh.com

Kid’s Art Opening

Mill Brook Gallery & Sculpture Garden, 236 Hopkinton Road, Concord. 10am. Meet sculptor , Andy Moerlin, the Pied Piper of Outdoor Sculpture in NH. He will lead an inspiring and fun tour of the sculpture grounds. Learn how sculpture is made, and what inspires the artists. Free refreshments. 2262046

‘Sunrise’ – Silent Film Series

The Flying Monkey, Plymouth. 5362551. www.flyingmonkeynh.com

Pat Braxton’s Billie Holiday Tribute

Pitman’s Freight Room, 94 New Salem Street, Laconia. 8pm. $12. BYOB. www.pitmansfreightroom.com

Kid Jazz Band– Live Music

Odell Park Gazebo, Memorial Street, Franklin. 6:30pm. Free concert.

“Find Out What You are Made Of:

The Retreat at Golden View, Meredith. 6pm. Cooking class in cooperation with Moulton Farm’s chef, Jonathan Diola. Space is limited. 279-8111

Thurs. 22nd – Sat. 31st My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra

Jean’s Playhouse, Lincoln. $35/adult, $25/seniors and students. www. jeansplayhouse.com or 745-2141

Friday 23rd

Trivia Night

Hart’s Turkey Farm, 233 Daniel Webster Highway, Meredith.7pm. 279-6212

Royal Southern Brotherhood

“A History of Lake Winnipesaukee Race Boat Regattas” - Lecture

The Bel Airs

NH Boat Museum, 399 Center Street, Wolfeboro. 7pm. Presented by Gerry Davidson. Free. 569-4554

Daily from Weirs Beach

Franklin Opera House, 316 Central Street, Franklin. 7:30pm. $19. 9341901 or www.franklinoperahouse.org

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Kingswood Arts Center, Wolfeboro. 569-7710 or www.greatwaters.org

“Traveling Through Life Off the Beaten Track”

Scenic Cruises

The Flying Monkey, Plymouth. 5362551. www.flyingmonkeynh.com

Wolfeboro Public Library, Wolfeboro. 7pm. Meg Peterson will present a program about her hiking experiences hiking solo around the world. Free and open to all. 569-2428

The Fran Dagostino Blues Band

Pitman’s Freight Room, 94 New Salem Street, Laconia. 8pm. $12. BYOB. www.pitmansfreightroom.com

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Sunday Brunch

From Weirs Beach 10 & 12:30 From Alton Bay 11:15

Dinner Dance Cruises Swing to The Tunes of The Good Old Days The last Monday is Aug. 26 $10 OFF FOR ADULTS 60+ From Weirs Beach 6–9 PM

Family Party Night The last Wednesday is Aug. 28 CHILDREN CRUISE FREE (limits apply) From Weirs Beach 6–8 PM

Parrot Head Party Jimmy Buffet Tribute, Aug 30. From Weirs Beach 7 From Meredith 7:30 PM

Rock ’n’ Roll Sat. Night From Weirs Beach - 7 PM

Labor Day Lobsterfest Saturday, August 31

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Scenic Railroads Partner & Tanger Outlets Help With Back-To-School Shopping The Hobo Railroad in Lincoln, NH and the Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad in Meredith & Weirs Beach have teamed up with the popular Tanger Outlet Center in Tilton, to extend summer and help reduce the cost of back-to-school shopping. Starting Monday, August 26th and running for five days through Friday, August 30th, tickets at the Hobo Railroad in Lincoln and the Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad in Meredith & Weirs Beach will be available to everyone ages 3 and up at children’s prices – only $10 in Lincoln for the 1 hour and 20 minute ride, $12 in Meredith for the 2-hour ride and $10 at Weirs Beach for the 1-hour ride – while ages 2 and under ride for free as always. “We wanted to find a creative way for families to make the most out of the final days of summer by extending discounted pricing”, stated Paul Giblin, Director of Marketing & Business Development for the Hobo & Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroads. “With everyone riding as a child, families will have a bit more money to spend on their back-to-school shopping needs while also enjoying a chance to have some family fun along the way”. In addition to enjoying reduced train fares, families riding the train will receive a voucher good for a $10 Tanger gift card and coupon booklet for the 56-store Tanger Outlet Center in Tilton, NH to help reduce the cost of back-to-school shopping. The $10 Tanger Outlet gift cards will be limited to one per family with ticket purchases in Lincoln, Meredith and Weirs Beach while supplies last. Visit the Hobo Railroad on-line to see their schedule at www. HoboRR.com or call (603) 745-2135. The Tanger Outlet Center is located just off exit 20 on I-93 at 120 Laconia Road in Tilton, NH. Visit them on-line at www.tangeroutlets.com/tilton or call (603) 286-7880.

Learn About The Night Sky In Meredith On Tuesday, August 27 at 7:30pm, the Meredith Public Library will be hosting The NH Astronomical Society who will be here to teach us about the Night Sky. Then everyone will be invited outside to try out a telescope. You are advised to bring a light jacket in case it’s cool out. Please no lights, or shoes that light up when children walk. No registration required. (The rain date is Thursday, August 29 at 7:30PM.) The Friends of the Library have donated a telescope from the NH Astronomical Society to the library! The telescope has been redesigned so that it can be checked out of the library. It will be available for circulation after the Sky Watch. Adults aged 18 and over who are patrons of the Meredith Library who can show a driver’s license or other official photo ID may check out the telescope for one week.

The History of Gilmanton Academy Gilmanton Academy, now the site of Town offices, public meetings, elections and various Town events, has played a vital role for more than a century. Following up on Richard Guy Wilson’s program on Gilmanton architecture, Pat Clarke presents The History of Gilmanton Academy on Tuesday evening, August 27, at 7:30pm, at Old Town Hall in Gilmanton Iron Works. Pat Clarke, who serves as vice president of the Gilmanton Historical Society, has conducted extensive research on the Town’s history and is the author of Gilmanton: Evolution of a New Hampshire Hill Town from 1880 to 1940, drawn largely from study of newspaper files from the period. Refreshments and social hour begin at 7pm; the program begins promptly at 7:30. The Society’s Museum is also open at 7pm. The program is free and open to the public; donations to support the work of the Society are gratefully received.

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Every week, no matter what the conditions might be, this column must get done. Sure, most people take it for granted that when they open to this page every week there will be my smiling face looking back at them with somewhere between seven and eight hundred words filling in the rest of the space. Still, if for some reason, this column suddenly did not appear, would anyone really care? Would I even be missed? Would I be the topics of any conversations or would my name just float off in the wind? Well, this was almost put to the test last week. It was while sitting here typing another one of my amazingly witty and occasionally self-serving columns when my right index finger was caught, just for a moment, between the “L” and “O” keys. I let out a small scream which brought my wife running in from the living room. “What happened?” she asked. “I think I bruised my nail,” I said, trying hard to hold back a small teardrop. I’d suffered much worse over the years and I knew couldn’t let this moment overtake me. I got up and walked from the table and headed towards the bathroom under my own power. The finger didn’t look too bad but I knew that, since I was really a hunt and peck typer, that this injury, if it

video of Brady falling down for the 10,000th time, it made me think. How many people really remember the name of that quarterback he replaced? Even though the guy had a good career, it was pretty much forgotten once this new kid came on the scene. There’s always someone waiting in the wings to take your place. I looked at my index finger. It looked fine, but it throbbed. I didn’t have the luxury of a Tom Brady to have a score of team physicians look it over, maybe rushed to the hospital for an index finger MRI. I did, though, have that same feeling that I’m sure Brady had. What if I show I can’t do this anymore, what if I sit down to that laptop and the pain keeps me from putting together even one coherent sentence? Just like some young gunslinger waiting on the Patriots’ sideline, I know there’s some young, creative writer out there, someone who hasn’t suffered the pain of a bruised index, someone who is more than willing to see their own face on this page; their own seven to eight hundred words. I realized I couldn’t afford to let the injury make me miss a week, sending out signals to those waiting for me to go down. I took a deep breath, got out of the chair and returned to my laptop. I worked through the pain to get this column done. When my wife came in to ask how my finger was, I forced a smile. “Its fine,” I lied. I didn’t want her to worry. Brendan’s new book “The Flatlander Chronicles” is now available. See page 22 to find out how you can get your copy.

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proved to be worse, might put me out of the writing game for awhile, if not forever. While in the bathroom I was also thinking about what I’d tell my wife when I came out. How would I break the news to her that there might not be a column this week, that a small, yet valuable, source of our income might be in danger? I took a deep breath and opened the door to face the music. “You okay?” she asked from the living room where she had returned to her own projects. “I’m fine,” I lied. I had gotten a small reprieve from the inevitable truth. I sat down to contemplate my future and turned on the TV for some distraction. The reporter on the news channel looked very agitated. What had I missed? Was there a terrible plane crash? A bombing in the Middle East? An asteroid heading towards Earth? I turned up the volume to hear better. Once the on-air confusion had calmed down, I finally got the story. Tom Brady fell down and bumped his knee. It was on every channel and even the national news. It was, for the moment bigger than the Beghazi story, the IRS scandal and the NRS spying combined. The story soon turned into speculation and guessing, like most news stories, and soon everyone was wondering what would happen. Would this be the end of Brady’s career? Who would replace him if it was? One reporter even touched on the fact that Brady himself might not ever have gotten the chance to be as successful as he is if he hadn’t gotten an opportunity after another quarterback’s injury so many years ago. As I watched the blurry


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Sticking It To Farmers To The Editor: I attended an informational meeting on August 07, 2013 at the UNH County Extension office in Boscawen on the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). I already knew the regulations were not going to be easy to understand, but I had no idea that it was 1200+ pages. This bill was signed into law in January 2011, cosponsored by Senator Judd Gregg, with a Yes vote from Senator Jeanne Shaheen. As I sat listening, one farmer asked the question “What do any of these people (those from the FDA) know about farming in New England, let alone New Hampshire?� Do they even care about the devastating effects this will have on our beautiful state? Anyways, this bill is under the guise of protecting the consumer from their local farms. One farmer asked, “How many people have gotten sick from a New Hampshire farm?� The question was answered, “They just can’t write laws for New Hampshire, and people have gotten sick in New England.� So our two Senators at the time voted for a bill that is now over 1200+ pages, and does not take into consideration New Hampshire farms, and we still do not know how many people have gotten sick from New Hampshire farms, if any. So many questions are still unanswered, that

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even our own NH Department of Agriculture and the UNH Cooperative Extension Offices do not understand it completely. One thing is for sure, as was discussed by some of the larger farms, some will choose to sell their farm, some will shut down their pick-your own operations, and some farms will stop selling wholesale, these are facts discussed by farmers if these rules are implemented in their entirety. One farmer estimated his yearly cost to be somewhere between $13,000 and $30,000 just to comply with the paperwork requirements, then there is the water compliance aspect, and then there is the environmental impact, because they will not be able to spread manure within the mandatory time-frame to be compliant and will have to turn to synthetic fertilizers for their fields. So what happens to all that manure? Let’s not forget about the lost jobs. Many farmers enjoy donating extra produce to food pantries and charitable organizations, but they are already saying they will no longer be able to do this, because of the paperwork requirements. The FDA may be implementing this, but the State must enforce this mandate (which they do not have the resources to do). Who will pick up the additional cost to the State and the Farmer? It is the consumer, and I thought food prices were high now. This bill is geared toward

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.

any farm that produces food/feed for human or animal consumption. The FDA will be at Dartmouth College on August 20th from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for a listening session. The NH Department of Agriculture has some information about FSMA on their website http://agriculture. nh.gov/index.htm as does the UNH Cooperative Extension http://extension. unh.edu/Food-SafetyModernization-Act-FSMA. The open comment period has been extended until November 15, 2013. I urge everyone concerned about the cost of food, the local farm, and the rural character of our state to contact their US delegation. Barbara Comtois Center Barnstead, NH

TIF Heard in Dover To The Editor: Dover has no blighted areas and should reject the idea of establishing a TIF for any project. TIF stands for Tax Increment Financing and I am troubled to hear this term being used by some in Dover regarding future development here. The TIF concept made sense originally for a few large cities with crime ridden and blighted areas. It encouraged developers to invest and rebuild those areas. Unfortunately the TIFS became vehicles of corruption that diverted large amounts of tax dolSee mail boat on 28

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is always with teaching safety with all our merchandise.” The movie Hunger Games has increased awareness of archery among young adults and Skip’s has taken that seriously. “John is the archery expert,” said Sue. “He has been teaching the art to the younger ones.” At the Yard Sale and Anniversary event there will be two bow techs available and anyone will be able to try a bow out for free. Archery fans will be treated to ten percent off all shooting accessories and gear as well as a halfprice archery bag or block target with the purchase of a new bow. The store itself, located at 837 Lake Street in Bristol, as big as it is, isn’t large enough to hold all of the sale items, so a tent will be erected on the property as well. There will also be representatives from firearms and other manufacturers telling you more about their products and even giving away some free swag. Represented will be Anderson, Blackhawk, CMMG, Crimson Trace, Diamondback, Federal,

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The Illegal Alien Murderer Of Vanessa Pham Why is gun control the only policy we’re allowed to discuss when horrific murders occur? In the liberal mindset, “root by Michelle Malkin c a u s e s ” o f Syndicated Columnist crime begin and end with the Second Amendment. But who pays the price when our public guardians fail to secure our borders, refuse to deport serial criminal offenders, and enable drug-crazed menaces to prey upon innocent citizens? Meet 27-year-old Julio Miguel Blanco-Garcia. An illegal alien from Guatemala, he has lived and worked in Fairfax County, Va., for at least 11 years. The region is a notorious “sanctuary” for immigration law-breakers where elected officials and big business look the other way for cheap labor and cheap votes.

When he wasn’t working illegally as a construction worker in the government-fueled Boomtown ‘burb or getting himself high on drugs, Blanco-Garcia was building up a lengthy rap sheet. According to Fairfax County court records cited by the Fairfax City Patch.com, Blanco-Garcia has been arrested for: --Public swearing/intoxication in March 2010. --Petit larceny in September 2011. --Concealment/Price alteration of merchandise in April 2012. With the feds granting blanket amnesty waivers by administrative fiat and refusing to fix the deportation abyss, coupled with brazen “don’t ask, don’t tell” sanctuary policies by local officials, Blanco-Garcia managed to escape detention and deportation for more than a decade. In December 2012, the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force (which includes U.S.

Marshals staff, Fairfax County police, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and D.C. fugitive operations officers) finally caught up with BlancoGarcia. They detained him after determining “that he was in violation of U.S. immigration law.” But it was too late for 19-yearold college freshman Vanessa Pham. In July 2010, the bubbly art student’s decision to be a Good Samaritan to open-borders beneficiary Blanco-Garcia cost her life. After getting her nails done at a Fairfax Plaza salon, she encountered the illegal alien and his infant daughter in the parking lot. Blanco-Garcia was strung out on $400 worth of PCP. According to prosecutors, he asked Pham to take him to the hospital. She let the man and his baby into her car. When Pham took a wrong turn, Blanco-Garcia turned on her -stabbing her more than a dozen times with a knife he was carrying. She veered into a ditch; he coldly wiped her blood off of his hands with a baby wipe and clambered out of the sunroof with the child. Cops found the blade of the murder weapon, with the killer’s DNA, under Pham’s seat. But for nearly three years, her friends and family agonized as the DNA remained unidentified and the case unsolved. The investigative break? Illegal alien Blanco-Garcia continued his criminal havoc -- surprise, surprise -- and attempted to steal several bottles of champagne from a local grocery store. He was convicted of larceny in April 2012. By December, law enforcement had tied his fingerprints to Pham’s murder. Blanco-Garcia’s trial begins next week. True to form, the whitewash media have ignored BlancoGarcia’s immigration status and the public policy impli-

cations of our government’s systemic, bipartisan refusal to enforce the laws already on the books. The Washington Post (which employed illegal alien reporter turned amnesty activist Jose Antonio Vargas for years and glorified the amnesty mob marches in 2006 and 2007) conveniently failed to mention Blanco-Garcia’s illegal alien status. Some crimes are more equal than others. According to immigration activists pushing to grant Guatemala “temporary protected status” -- a de facto amnesty program run by the Department of Homeland Security that confers permanent residency, taxpayer subsidies and preferential employment treatment to linejumpers, border-crossers and visa overstayers -- there are approximately 1.7 million Guatemalans in the U.S. A whopping 60 percent of them, like BlancoGarcia, are here illegally. That’s on top of the jaw-dropping backlog of 500,000-plus fugitive deportees who had their day in immigration court, were ordered to leave the country and then were released and absconded into the ether. And that’s on top of 1 millionplus visa holders whom the feds have lost track of because Congress never bothered to fulfill its legislative mandate to create a functioning entry-exit system -- something Washington has promised to do six times over the past 17 years. The horrific murder of Vanessa Pham was 100 percent preventable. Blanco-Garcia never should have been here in the first place. After each encounter with law enforcement, he should have been detained, deported and kept out. For good. I repeat: We spend billions of dollars on homeland security, but our government can’t even See malkin on 34


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The Disgrace Of The Yankees New York Yankee third baseman Alex Rodriguez may be the most hated figure in sports, but he is a by Rich Lowry man for our Syndicated Columnist time. He is a master at the insincere mea culpa, at self-involvement, at pretense and greed. Not just greed for money, but for fame and glory. If he had only disgraced himself playing for the Texas Rangers, that would be one thing, but he has done it playing for the most storied franchise in sports, whose legends are synonymous with baseball greatness. So let’s consider the tale of two prodigiously talented Yankee corner infielders, separated by about 80 years and a vast moral chasm. Like Rodriguez in his prime, first baseman Lou Gehrig posted awesome offensive numbers. But what is most remarkable about him isn’t the statistics, it’s the character. He was modest even at the height of his powers, calling himself “just the Yankee who’s in there every day.” When tragedy struck, he made his debilitating illness an epic of dignity. In 1939, he removed himself from the lineup

after playing 2,130 consecutive games, for “the good of the team.” Soon after, he was diagnosed with the amyotrophic lateral sclerosis that killed him two years later. On “Lou Gehrig Appreciation Day” on July 4, 1939, his sobbing manager Joe McCarthy called him “the finest example of a ballplayer, sportsman and citizen that baseball has ever known.” He recalled how Gehrig told him he was quitting because he had become a drag on the team. “My God, man,” McCarthy said, “you were never that.” They called the movie about Gehrig “Pride of the Yankees.” Then, there’s Alex Rodriguez. He knows the basic rules of 21stcentury damage control: First, lie, and when that becomes unsustainable, confess and become a celebrity spokesperson against your vice. Sports Illustrated reported in 2009 that Rodriguez had tested positive for steroids in his 2003 MVP season with the Rangers. He had previously denied using steroids on national TV, but eventually admitted it, explaining that he had been young, stupid and naive. He pledged never to use steroids again. He did events for the Taylor Hooton Foundation, named in honor of a 17-year-old who had abused steroids and taken his own life. Nonetheless, here he is again,

facing a 211-game suspension for abusing steroids. Unless he’s the victim of a vast conspiracy, he has been caught cheating a second time. Perhaps because he is old, stupid and cynical? Appealing the suspension, Ro-

driguez says that he’s “fighting for his life.” The difference between the two Yankees is the difference between going away with grace when no one wants you to leave, and sticking around, See lowry on 34

Busybody Politics It is hard to read a newspaper, or watch a television newscast, without encountering someone who has come up with a new by Thomas Sowell “ s o l u t i o n ” Syndicated Columnist to society’s “problems.” Sometimes it seems as if there are more solutions than there are problems. On closer scrutiny, it turns out that many of today’s problems are a result of yesterday’s solutions. San Francisco and New York are both plagued with large “homeless” populations today, largely as a result of previous housing “reforms” that made housing more expensive, and severely limited how much housing, and of what kind, could be built. The solution? Spend more of the taxpayers’ money making homelessness a viable lifestyle for more people. Education is a field with endless reforms, creating endless problems, requiring endless solutions. One of the invincible fallacies among educators is that all sorts of children can be educated in the same classroom. Not just children of different races, but children of different abilities, languages, and values. Isn’t it nice to think so? I suspect that even most conservatives would prefer to live in the kind of world conjured up in the liberals’ imagination, rather than in the kind of world we are in fact stuck with. The result is that many very bright children are bored to the point of becoming behavior problems, when the school

work is slowed to a pace within the range of students who are slower learners. By federal law, even children with severe mental or emotional problems must be “mainstreamed” into classes for other students -- often in disregard of how much this disrupts these classes and sacrifices the education of the other children. Parents who complain about the effect of these “solutions” on their own children’s education are made to feel guilty for not being more “understanding” about the problems of handicapped students. Nothing is easier for third party busybodies than being “understanding” and “compassionate” at someone else’s expense -- especially if the busybodies have their own children in private schools, as so many public school educators do. Whether in housing, education or innumerable other aspects of life, the key to busybody politics, and its endlessly imposed “solutions,” is that third parties pay no price for being wrong. This not only presents opportunities for the busybodies to engage in moral preening, but also to flatter themselves that they know better what is good for other people than these other people know for themselves. Right now, there are people inside and outside of government who are proposing new restrictions on how you may or may not visit the national parks that your taxes support. Among their proposals is doing away with trash cans in these parks, so that visitors have to take their trash out with them. Just how they would enforce this, when millions of people are visiting places like Yosemite

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August 24, 1884Weirs Observatory Burned A Weirs Beach observatory, owned and occupied by Alva Foster, caught fire and burned completely to the ground. The structure, known as the Orchard View Observatory, was the tower for which Tower Street in Laconia was named. Warren D. Huse, a Laconia Citizen journalist, wrote that â&#x20AC;&#x153;the burning of the observatory at Weirs Sunday night at about 11 oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;clock made a very handsome sight for a short time, as well as a very bright light.â&#x20AC;? The cause of this fire is still unknown.

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One of the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s greatest tennis players, Bill Tilden, spent a few days in Wolfeboro for vacation, but he also played a friendly tennis match against Bob Hunter, a â&#x20AC;&#x153;handsome pro champion,â&#x20AC;? on August 24. About one thousand spectators watched on the sunny yet breezy day as Tilden dominated Hunter in all three sets. The event was a success for the Wolfeboro area, attracting thousands of visitors.

August 25, 1992 - Nemchek Wins By A Hair At The New Hampshire Motor Speedway

In one of the closest finishes in New Hampshire Motor Speedway History, Joe Nemchek finished first to claim the New England Chevy Dealers 250 NASCAR race. Nemchekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s average speed was 94.897 mph as he defeated a very strong, star studded field including Dale Earndheart (2nd place), Jeff Gordon (4th place), and Jeff Burton (8th place)

August 29, 1862 Harriet P. Dame Captured In the Second Battle of Bull Run of the Civil War in Prince William County, Virginia, Harriet P. Dame of Concord was captured by Rebel troops. She was taken while tending to wounded soldiers of the 2nd New Hampshire Infantry. Dame was immediately taken to General Stonewall Jacksonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s headquarters, but was released the next day. She was considered to be one of the best battlefield nurses in the entire Union army and was offered a number of high government offices, but repeatedly declined to be able to recruit more nurses for the Union.

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the pigs are now prisoners of their laziness and greed. They gave up their freedom for the free stuff. Sad story, wouldn’t happen in America right? BHO swore to uphold the US Constitution. Has he? ******** Headline: “Roadblocks around Obama’s vacation mansion are choking off business in Martha’s Vineyard towns, claim locals” – FON (friend of Niel) responds: “Now wait one minute ... aren’t these the same people who voted for Mohammed? From this point forward, I will be referring to Obama as Mohammed. If you dare to so much as draw a picture of Mohammed, the Muslim world literally calls for your beheading. If you wear an Obama mask, the media of this country and the loony left (but I repeat myself) figuratively call for your beheading because the communities of the mentally deranged believes Obama is the messiah. There is only one God and he’s a man of peace.” I cannot resist; do you know who I am? This and possibly one obscene gesture is what the tourist season Martha’s Vineyard businesses are getting from the Obama family. August is usually the time of year when businesses on Martha’s Vineyard make enough money to see them through the cold, tourist-free winter. But with the president and his family on the Massachusetts island, road closures are detouring visitors – and their dollars – away from towns near the Obamas’ vacation home. “Writing about the town of West Tisbury, the Vineyard Gazette reported that the traffic

change will keep people away from the village center at the very height of summer. Vineyard Artisans Festivals manager Andrea Rogers: “August is our make it or break it month. So this is the worst possible time of the year to block access. It impacts a lot of people. We’re really in a bad position at a critical time of year ... we’re trying to survive the winter.” ******** Be careful of what you say. I spoke with the bulls at the Missouri event where a clown has lost his job and may not be able to find employment again in his field. The bulls say the clown wearing the Obama mask was so funny they almost fell over laughing. To sum up the reaction of Obama Zombies being all shook up – is a bunch of bull! Oh no – this just in! LAS VEGAS, Nev. (KMOX) – The President of the Missouri Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) says a rodeo clown act depicting President Barack Obama at the Missouri State Fair Saturday night was a hate crime. Mary Ratliff: “I think that a hate crime occurred. I think a hate crime occurs when you use a person’s race to depict who they are and to make degrading comments, gestures, et cetera, against them.” “With all of the hateful and mean things that are happening and happened in Missouri here at the rodeo, we believe that the Justice Department should look into the discriminatory practices against our sitting African-American president. In this country, discrimination is still illegal.” Is Mary confused, See advocatess on 34

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Gilford Community Church, 19 Potter Hill Road, Gilford. Fri. 4-7pm, Sat. 7:30am-2pm. 524-6057

Saturday 24th Pony Express – Live Music

Alton Bay Bandstand, Alton Bay. 7-9pm. Bring a chair and enjoy music by the lake. Free.

“Surrealism Techniques” – Art Workshop

VynnArt, 30 Main Street, Meredith. 1-3pm. For students ages 8 and up. Taught by Art Educator, Kimberly J.B. Smith. Create one or more surrealistic works of art. 279-0557

Legends of Rock & Doo Wop

The Flying Monkey, Plymouth. 5362551. www.flyingmonkeynh.com

“Islands Around the Lake” Lecture

The Lake Winnipesaukee Museum, Rt. 3, Weirs Beach, next door to Funspot. 11am. Presented by Merrill Fay and Tom Lacey. Free for members, $5/nonmembers. 366-5960 to RSVP. www. lakewinnipesaukeemuseum.org

Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Festival

Everett Arena, 15 Loudon Road, Concord. 9am-5pm. $5/adult, children under 12 are free with a parent. www. capitalmineralclub.org

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Holderness Community Church, US Rt. 3, Holderness. 9am-2pm. 9687643

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Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom, 169 Ocean Blvd., Hampton Beach. 929-4100 or www.casinoballroom. com The Wright Museum, 77 Center Street, Wolfeboro. 10am-2pm. PreWar through the 1960’s cars will be on display. One standard admission for both the car show and a tour of the Museum. Free admission for all active duty. Food truck will be on premises. 569-1212 or www.wrightmuseum.org

Open House – Daylily Gardens

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American Legion, 37 Main Street, Ashland. 5-7pm. $10/adult, $5/children 5-12 years old. Donations of nonperishable goods for the Plymouth Community Closet are appreciated. 536-2224

Flax Retting Demonstration

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Mill Falls Market Place, Meredith. More than 80 artists and craftspeople will converge at the Meredith Village Shops and Mill Falls Market Place to sell and display their highquality works. 279-6121. www. meredithareachamber.com

Local Award Winning Photographers Exhibit

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Gunstock Stockade Lodge, Gunstock Mountain Resort, Gilford. 12-4pm. A day of music and memories featuring local musicians, auction and raffle, and introducing a new CD of Joeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s latest songs. Donations will be appreciated for admission. All proceeds will benefit Make-A-Wish of NH. www. thejoeshownh.com

Barnstormers Fundraiser Auction

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Alan & Savina Hartwell Memorial Bandstand, Rt. 3, Tilton. 6-8:30pm. Weather permitting. Bring a lawn chair or a blanket. 286-3000

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saukee. The press account stated that it was the first time such a feat had been accomplished. Harryâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;the honorary Laconia citizenâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;was surprised and disappointed. He dug out an old plaque commemorating his 1963 swim and while holding it he suddenly felt that old desire to swim, for the first time in 30 years. You could take Harry out of the water, but you couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t take the water out of Harry. A competitive athlete still resided inside the old Marine. Which is what brought him to my office that day in 1995. We talked about possibilities and he said he wanted to swim Golden Pondâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Squam Lakeâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;and I was candid with the old â&#x20AC;&#x153;Paddling Professor.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Can a 74-year-old swim 12 miles?â&#x20AC;? I asked. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be here if I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think I could,â&#x20AC;? said Harry, who explained he was motivated by that earlier press account, as well as by Lydiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s memory. We talked about logistics and publicity and Harry promised to train. A fellow World War II Marine had a place on Squam Lake and Harry regularly hit the lake there. We â&#x20AC;&#x153;tested the watersâ&#x20AC;? with a two mile swim across Little Squam Lake, and followed that up with a five mile swim the length of Newfound Lake. The local media began to take notice and an Associated Press story about Harryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s swimming ran in newspapers all over northern New England. Then it was time for the big test. Almost 12 miles, starting at the extreme east end of Squam Lake on Sandwich Beach, and ending three counties and five towns later, on Ashland Beach at the extreme west end of Little Squam Lake. Numerous boats went by the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Paddling Professorâ&#x20AC;? during his day-long swim, as people from all over Golden Pond yelled their encouragement. A nice crowd awaited Harry on the Ashland Beach. Harry emerged from

the water to cheers and put on a robe and was warmed by the hugs of his new fans before doing an interview with a reporter from Channel 9. Could a 74-year-old swim 12 miles? The answer was YES! â&#x20AC;&#x201D;2013â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Fast-forward 18 years to 2013. As occurred in 1995, an older gentleman unexpectedly showed up outside my office door at NHTI-Concord. It was Harry Briggs. I was surprised and delighted to reconnect with the old Marine and he caught me up on his adventures. At age 92 he was still buying and selling antiques and â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Chaletâ&#x20AC;? was still doing business on Route 175 in Campton. He wintered in Louisiana where he swam when he could while serving as an adjunct professor of American Government at Northwestern State University. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d driven his van all the way from Louisiana to N.H. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Will you help me with another swim?â&#x20AC;? he finally asked. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Well,â&#x20AC;? I said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s talk.â&#x20AC;? Harry shared that heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d been inducted into the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame and he wanted to try at least one more distance swim. We eventually decided that, as in 1995, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d start by trying a two mile swim across Little Squam Lake. Later, the good folks at Plymouth State University indicated a desire to help with the project and we met and identified Labor Day, September 2, 2013, as a target day to do a Squam Lake swim. Harry is training once again. After our first organizational meeting, I drove back towards Concord and thought about what an extraordinary man Harry Briggs is. His proposed 2013 lake swim would occur 70 years after he enlisted in the Marine Corps and headed off to witness some of the horrors of World War IIâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pacific Campaign. A 2013 swim would be 50 years after his 1963 Lake

Winnipesaukee Swimâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; Sept. 7 being the Golden Anniversary of HARRY BRIGGS DAY. During a time when unprecedented numbers of Americans are on food stamps, 92-yearold Harry Briggs is still earning a living, running a business, paying taxes, and teaching at a university. During a time when America faces an obesity epidemic, this manâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;born in 1921â&#x20AC;&#x201D;again wants to swim the length of one of N.H.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most famous lakes. Can a 92-year-old swim the length of Little Squam Lake? I wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t bet against it! Michael Moffett is a Professor of Sports Management at NHTI, Concordâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Community College. He recently co-authored the critically-acclaimed and award-winning â&#x20AC;&#x153;FAHIM SPEAKS: A Warrior-Actorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Odyssey from Afghanistan to Hollywood and Backâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201D;with the Marinesâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; which is available through Amazon.com. His e-mail address is mimoffett@comcast.net.

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Cordless tool technology is, in my opinion, the biggest change to affect the building industry the past 20 years. gaining strength and power by the second. I saw it for the first time in 1995, and immediately I knew it would be the future. AsktheBuilder.com launched eight weeks after I first clicked a blue text hyperlink in September 1995. Can you believe I used to transmit my column directly into the mainframe computers of my newspaper clients? I used a DOS program called ProComm. It took all day to transmit just four columns to 50 newspapers at the blazing speed of 2400 baud. I can now send my column in one second via email. Speaking of email, most of my editors had no clue what that was in 1993! As crazy as this sounds, I used to have to mail color photos to each of my newspaper clients. Labels printed with a dotmatrix printer contained the photo captions. I sat in my basement many a late night putting these stickers on the back of the photos and stuffing and licking envelopes. How about the building and remodeling industry? Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s changed? I could write a book about it. One thingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s for sure. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s impossible for one person to keep abreast of all the new products that are introduced each year. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve never calculated it,

but my guess is there are more than 10 new things introduced each day on average, including products and tools. If you love new products, then just get an exhibition hall pass to the national hardware and buildersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; shows each year. Unless you clone yourself, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll never see all the new products at either show. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve done the math. You have perhaps eight seconds to spend at each booth, and some booths have many new products. The biggest change Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve seen in the past 20 years in tools is the explosion of cordless power tools and the major improvements in the batteries that power them. Cordless tools will not last all day like a corded tool, but some have the power of corded tools and can be incredibly handy. You can now use a cordless electric tool in places where youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d find it nearly impossible to stretch an extension cord. Designer styles in plumbing faucets have made giant strides. I can clearly remember the plain vanilla days of plumbing fixtures. Now the average person can have elegant china fixtures and faucets in their home at somewhat affordable prices. See builder on 36

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Stoneymead Farm, 143 Squam Lake Road, Center Sandwich. 10-2pm. Over 1,000 varieties of the newest, classic and one-of-a-kind daylilies for landscapers, gardeners and collectors. 284-7420

Sept The Circle Triathlon

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Frisbie Memorial Hospital, Community Education & Conference Center, Rochester. 6pm. Concussions in sports: prevention, management and return to school/play decisions. Presented by Fred Brennan. Pre-registration required. 3307999

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Stoneymead Farm, 143 Squam Lake Road, Center Sandwich. 10-2pm. Over 1,000 varieties of the newest, classic and one-of-a-kind daylilies for landscapers, gardeners and collectors. 284-7420

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Kingswood Arts Center, 21 McManus Road, Wolfeboro. 7:30pm. Presented by Jim Witter and his band. $25pp. 569-2151

Spiral Ham Supper

Bristol Baptist Church, 30 Summer Street, Bristol. 5:30pm. $8/adult, $3.50/ children under 12 or $25 for a family of 4. 744-3885

Book and Bake Sale

Lincoln Library, Under the tent, Church Street, Lincoln. 9am-2pm. Lots of great books, videos and audios and baked goods. 745-8159

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Boscawen Municipal Complex, 116 North Main Street, 4th floor, Boscawen. 6:30pm. Arthur Bonaceto has a good working knowledge of small engines, and teaches you how to fix, service and maintain small engines and garden tools. Free and open to the public. 7539188 x301

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Author Paul Harding

RiverRun Bookstore, 142 Fleet Street, downtown Portsmouth. 7pm. Pulitzer Prize-winning author Paul Harding will read and discuss his new book, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Enonâ&#x20AC;?, the follow-up to his novel, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tinkersâ&#x20AC;?. Tickets are $5pp and the ticket can be redeemed for a credit in purchasing one of his books. 431-2100

Hartâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Turkey Farm, 233 Daniel Webster Highway, Meredith. 7pm. 279-6212

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The Lake Winnipesaukee Museum, Rt. 3, Weirs Beach, next door to Funspot. 11am. Hans Hug returns with his presentation featuring videos of wrecks while diving in the big lake and other interesting artifacts from below the surface of the lake. Hans has been an avid diver for many years and it will be of great interest to anyone who enjoys the history of Lake Winnipesaukee. RSVP is necessary. $5pp, free for members. 366-5950 or www. lakewinnipesaukeemuseum.org

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or Yellowstone, is something the busybodies need not bother to think through -- much less pay a price, when trash simply accumulates in these parks after trash cans are removed. ObamaCare is perhaps the ultimate in busybody politics. People who have never even run a drugstore, much less a hospital, blithely prescribe what must be done by the entire medical system, from doctors to hospitals to producers of pharmaceutical drugs to health insurance companies. This includes federal laws requiring the turning over of patients’ confidential medical records to the federal government, where these records can be looked at by politicians, bureaucrats and whoever can hack into the government’s computers. Neither you nor your doctor has a right to keep this information confidential. What could lead anyone to believe that they

have either the right or the omniscience to dictate to hundreds of millions of other people? Our educational system may have something to do with that, with their constant promotion of “self-esteem,” and especially their emphasis on developing “leaders.” Our schools and colleges are turning out people who cannot feel fulfilled unless they are telling other people what to do. The price of their self-indulgence is the sacrifice of our freedom. If we don’t defend ourselves against them, who will? 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 www. creators.com.

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Night At The Woodman Museum In Dover Witness the Woodman come to lifeâ&#x20AC;Ś.discover the surprising history of the museum and its occupants. See many historical (and not so historical) characters and animals share their stories. The Labor Day Weekend event will take visitors through the museumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s many galleries of history and adventure as night security guards escort you from the Asa Tufts/Keefe House into the 1675 garrison where you will meet â&#x20AC;&#x153;mother Damm, William Jr. and Leah. On your way to the Hale House three presidents connected to Doverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s history will appearâ&#x20AC;Ś.visit a 1960s garage and see the mechanic working on a vintage car. Inside the Senator Hale home Fire Chief Joseph Abbott will show Doverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first fire alarm system along with examples of early leather fire buckets. Meet Senator John P. Hale and his daughter Lucy surrounded by many items from the Hale family and the Senatorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s appointment by Lincoln as minister to Spain. See mill girls on breakâ&#x20AC;Ś and Police Chief Thomas Wilkinson who rode with Bill Cody at War Bonnet Gorge and greeted Cody when the Wild West Show visited Dover. Civil War nurse Sarah Low and Marilla Ricker will say

A Civil War soldier, Teddy Roosevelt and Fire Chief Joseph Abbott... are among the characters that will come to life at the Woodman Museum. a few words as you proceed to the Woodman House where Annie will welcome you and invite you to meet Johnny Ham â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ham the Hatterâ&#x20AC;? and his brown bear. Look out for the blue shark and man eating clam as you travel through the marine exhibits on your way to the Civil War room. As the group heads into â&#x20AC;&#x153;the birdsâ&#x20AC;? room watch for an interesting character that suddenly appears. Meet Melville Smith,

the museumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first curator and taxidermist with his artist wife Mary, and the Tuttle Square pirates before heading into the doll room with over 300 dolls on display including Raggedy Ann and Andy. Finally you return to the first floor where you will find former museum trustee and mineral collector, Phil Foster, sitting with his collection of 2,000 mineral specimens from all over the world.

Not only will you be introduced to Dover citizens of the pastâ&#x20AC;Ś. the re-enactors are your friends and neighbors. Ron Cole, Fosterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;sâ&#x20AC;? Dover Doinsâ&#x20AC;? writer is John P Hale: Allan Krans as Johnny Ham: Anthony McManus / Phil Foster: Jim Verschueren / William Damm: Mark Moeller / Teddy Roosevelt and Marn Spiedel / Thomas Wilkinson are just a few in the wonderful cast representing over twenty scenes underwritten by Dermatology And Skin Health. This is a reservation event as tours will begin at 6pm on Friday August 30, Saturday August 31, Sunday Sept 1, and a matinee starting at 3pm on Monday September 2â&#x20AC;Ś leaving the Keefe House every fifteen minutes in groups of eight. Tours will last approximately 90 minutes. Tickets are on sale in the museum gift shop, $10.00 for adults, $5.00 for children and a special immediate family package for $25.00. Reserve early to guarantee a time. Visit the museum web site www.woodmanmuseum.org or call 603-742-1038 for additional information. The museum is located at 182 Central Avenue in historic Dover, NH.

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