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THE WEIRS TIMES & THE COCHECO TIMES, Thursday, October 24, 2013

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A SPECIAL COCHECO VALLEY EDITION OF THE WEIRS TIMES NEWSPAPER. VOLUME 22, NO. 43

THE WEIRS, LAKE WINNIPESAUKEE, N.H., THURSDAY, october 24, 2013

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Seacoast Mom & Baby Expo

Hiking The Southern Presidential Traverse — Monroe, Eisenhower, Pierce & Jackson —

by Amy Patenaude Outdoor/Ski Columnist

Crawford Notch near the Elephant Head. During the drive we heard on the radio that the summit of Mount Washington had the warmest temperature in the state at 41 degrees while the car thermometer read just 33 degrees.

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Weirs Times & Cocheco Times Outdoor Columnist Amy Patenaude (L) with Sharon LaVigne & Sarah McCann at the Cog Railway at the old Ammonoosuc Ravine Trailhead. The trail is the shortest route to the Lake of the Clouds AMC Hut and the summit of Mount Monroe. The three miles up to the hut is very steep and the water crossings were tricky when the three encountered ice covered rocks.

The 7th annual Seacoast Mom & Baby Expo is happening on Wednesday, November 6th, from 10am -6pm at The Red Barn at Outlook in South Berwick, ME. This is a FREE event for women who are trying to become pregnant, are pregnant and new moms & their babies or toddlers! Dads, grandparents and caregivers are encouraged to attend as well. Join the hundreds of local moms and moms-to-be who will be there. Meet with the more than 30 local Seacoast area companies devoted to New Mom & Baby Wellness. This is your chance to mingle with local photographers, chiropractors, birth & postpartum doulas, lactation consultants, toy stores, cloth diaper companies, massage therapists, holistic nutrition experts, birth centers, prenatal yoga instructors, baby and child yoga instructors and more. The day will be filled with product demos, free screenings, information gathering, meet-n-greet, featured vendors and others.


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Oct Through Nov. 1st Lakes Region Camera Club Exhibit

Belknap Mill, Laconia. M-F 9am-5pm. Over 100 images represent the best efforts of LRCC members. 340-2359

Thursday 24th Community Wellness Education Program

Frisbie Memorial Hospital, Community Education & Conference Center, Rochester. 6pm. A discussion about living well after a breast cancer diagnosis. Pre-registration required. 330-7999

“Putting Your Garden to Bed”

Bearcamp Valley Garden Club program presented by Jen Manson, Master Gardner. The program will take place at the historic Glidden Home in Ossipee. Reservations are required. 544-3010.

Farmers Market Workshop

will lead unsuspecting guests through a series of dark rooms, scary mazes and new for 2013, an outdoor element which will bring only the brave through the dark woods of night. This season, each Goulllog admission will come with a ticket to ride the chairlift to the summit for an unforgettable ride in the dark! www.cranmore.com or 1-800SUN-N-SKI Friday 25th

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Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom, 169 Ocean Blvd., Hampton Beach. 9294100 or www.casinoballroom.com

Huggins Hospital Aid Sale

Collection Center Barn, 109A, Wolfeboro. 10am-3pm. Books, collectibles, toys, skis, furniture and more.

Artist Reception

Artistic Roots Co-Operative Gallery, 73 Main Street, Plymouth. 6-8pm. All are welcome as the co-op introduces their newest members as well as welcomes several visiting artists. Light refreshments will be served. 7264980

Merrimack County Extension Office, 315 D.W. Highway, Boscawen. 6-8pm. Free but space is limited. 679-5616

Rani Arbo and Daisy Mayhem

Downtown Revitalization Forum

Frankenstein: A Radio Play

Minot-Sleeper Library,35 Pleasant Street, Bristol. 8am. Seating limited. RSVP at 1459

“Pierce’s Passion: Military Service” - Lecture

The Pierce Brigade, 14 Horseshoe Pond Lane, Concord. 7pm. Pierce Biographer Peter Wallner explores former President’s long standing passion for military service. Free and open to the public. 224-1819

Thurs. 24th – Sat. 26th The Ghoullog

Cranmore Mountain, 1 Skimobile Road, North Conway. Doors open at 6:30. This years haunt theme is themed around the Mercer Home for the Criminally Insane! The newly designed unforgettable experience,

Franklin Opera House, 7:30pm. 934-1901

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Winnipesaukee Playhouse, 50 Reservoir Road, Meredith. 7:30pm. Seating is general admission and doors will open a half hour prior to showtime. $10pp. www. winnipesaukeeplayhouse.org 2790333

Saturday 26th Halloween Costume Ball

M/S Mount Washington, Weirs Beach. 7-10pm. Dance to live music, Costume competition with prizes, Buffet dinner. Tickets online at www.cruisenh.com. Call 603-366-5531.

Uncle Steve Band– Live Music and Halloween Party

The Bach Room at The Mill Fudge Factory, 2 Central Street, Bristol. 7:309:30pm. 744-0405

Rocky Horror Picture Show with Live Shadow Cast

The Flying Monkey, 39 Main Street, Plymouth. 536-2551

Huggins Hospital Aid Sale

Collection Center Barn, 109A, Wolfeboro. 10am-3pm. Books, collectibles, toys, skis, furniture and more.

Rotary Club of Wolfeboro Radio/ TV Auction

Listen on WASR AM 1420 or watch on WCTV-25. 9am-2:30pm. Call 5695662 to bid.

Pumpkin Festival

Moulton Farm, Quarry Road, Meredith. 10-3pm. Tractor rides, odd shaped pumpkin display, visits with farm animals, a bounce house and more! Activities are free, however there is a charge for entry to the farm’s corn maze. 279-3915

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Wakefield Opera House, 2 High Street, Sanbornville. 7pm. $20pp. 5220126 or www.edgerhard.com

Pittsfield Food Pantry Spaghetti Diner

First Congregational Church, 24 Main Street, Pittsfield. 5-7pm. 435-6773

Bollywood Film Festival

Red Rivers Theatre, Concord. 10am2pm. $15 per ticket, includes all film screenings. www.redrivertheatres.org

Wagon Rides to the Pumpkin Patch

Walker Farm, 2760 Smith River Road, Bristol. 11am-4pm. Nature trail and petting zoo. 744-8459

Enchanted Forest

McLane Audubon Center, Silk Farm Road, Concord. 4:30-6:30pm. This family friendly event brings groups into the woods along a jack-o-lantern lit trail. In the forest , participants will encounter larger than life characters such as spiders, bears, fireflies and more. The characters will dispel myths and share facts about nature through engaging skits and stories. There will also be a campfire to gather around. Pre-registration for a specific tour time is required. $6/member, $9/nonmember. 224-9909

Craft Fair and Bake Sale

Loudon Center Freewill Baptist Church, 433 Clough Road, Loudon. 8am-2pm. Breakfast and lunch will be available. Please feel free to bring a donation for the Loudon Food Pantry. 875-5822

Breakfast and Bake Sale

Masonic Lodge, 410 West Main Street, Tilton. 7-9:30am. $7pp. 524-8268

Halloween Benefit – Live Music

The ship sails October 26 with a ship full of fantasy characters. Come join in the fun. Dancing to live music and costume competition with prizes. Buffet dinner will be served. Dance to Club Soda or Mike Livingston. From Weirs Beach October 26. 7–10 PM (21+ only) Tickets on line: www.cruiseNH.com or call: (603) 366-5531 We are so SAD… Our season is over.

The Mill Fudge Factory, Bristol. Benefit for Voices Against Violence with The Uncle Steve Band. Dress in costume if so inclined. 744-9691

Halloween Bash!

Patrick’s Pub, Jct of Rts 11 & 11B, Gilford. Brooks Hubbard and Paul Costly perform at 8pm. $10 donation includes COMP beverage and entry into a great Halloween raffle featuring a 2 night stay at the InnSeason Resort destination of your choice. 293-0841

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Weirs Times/Cocheco Times F.O.O.L. Columnist in Portsmouth Brendan Smith, editor of the Weirs Times and Cochecho Times, as well as columnist of the weekly “F.O.O.L In New Hampshire” will be reading from his new book “The Flatlander Chronicles” on Monday, November 4th at 7pm at The RiverRun Bookstore, 142 Fleet Street in Portsmouth. Smith will be appearing along with seacoast writer, Gary Patton, who will be reading from his new book “Outtastatahs: Newcomers’ Adventures in New Hampshire.” Special guest for the evening will be one of New Hampshire’s most popular natives, Rebecca Rule. The evening promises to be a lot of fun for Flatlanders and natives alike. For more information you contact the RiverRun bookstore at (603) 431-2100 or visit them online at www.riverrunbookstore.com.

Pat Kelly Brings Radio to Life On Playhouse Stage MEREDITH -With Halloween fast approaching, monsters, ghosts and goblins will soon be walking the streets. Tales of horror will be circling. And, on The Winnipesaukee Playhouse’s stage, WLNH’s Pat Kelly will lead a talented cast of local performers in a radio play version of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein at the Winnipesaukee Playhouse Friday and Saturday, October 25th & 26th at 7:30pm. Pat Kelly will portray the infamous scientist Victor Frankenstein. He will be joined by Winni Players regulars. Tickets for Frankenstein: A Radio Play are $10 and available at www.winnipesaukeeplayhouse.org or by calling (603) 279-0333. Seating is general admission and doors will open a half hour prior to showtime.

Fall Harvest Weekend At the Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company & Museum The Fall Harvest Weekend returns to the Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad, Saturday & Sunday, October 26th & 27th. Visitors can enjoy the beauty of Autumn with a scenic train ride along Casco Bay. Inside the museum, children can participate in holiday crafts and paint a pumpkin to bring home as a souvenir of the day. All visitors are treated to complimentary hot cider and cookies as they travel aboard the train. The Fall Harvest Weekend event marks the last weekend the museum will be open for the regular season. Founded in 1992, the Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company & Museum is a non-profit museum with a mission to educate the public and preserve historic equipment related to Maine’s two-foot gauge railways. Five two-foot gauge railroads operated in the state from the 1870’s through the 1940’s, serving as an important part of the economic development of the interior of Maine. The museum has become an important visitor attraction for the greater Portland area drawing over 30,000 visitors annually, including tourists and area residents, to experience this remarkable piece of history unique to the state of Maine. The museum is open daily from May 1st through October 27th, from 10am-4pm, and seasonally for events. The railroad is located at 58 Fore Street in Portland, on the waterfront, just a short walk from the Old Port. Directions and more information about the museum can be found at www.mainenarrowgauge.org or by calling 207-828-0814.

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“Operation Thank You� Thanks To The Editor: On behalf of the staff at the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce, we wish to extend our sincerest thanks to members of the Chamber for their support of the organization and its several activities throughout the year. On October 10, 2013, we celebrated our 25th annual Operation Thank You, sponsored by Federal Savings Bank. Operation Thank You is the organization’s membership appreciation day dedicated to contacting and thanking chamber members. The support of our members provides the necessary resources to promote our members and advocate for a favorable economic climate. The organization provides members with a dedicated board of directors and professional staff that are here to provide assistance with your business needs. Special thanks to the 70 volunteers who contributed their time to making this year’s Operation Thank You such a success by personally visiting members and delivering the 2013/2014 Business Referral Directory. Members outside the local area received a phone call on this day thanking them and were mailed thank you letters with the new directories. Our thanks to The Governor’s Inn for providing a wonderful breakfast

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to get our volunteers off to a great start and to Federal Savings Bank for sponsoring the wonderful breakfast, fantastic event and for hosting the Business After Hours that evening that was enjoyed by over 85 members in attendance. The 2013/2014 Business Referral Directory, containing over 500 business listings, was designed by Digrafika, LLC and printed by C & K Printing. We invite the public to pick up a Business Referral Directory at the Chamber office and support local businesses when seeking products and services. Thank you again to all the members of the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce. Our organization continues to be successful thanks to your support. Laura Ring, President Patti Buonopane, Events Manager Caitlyn Marble, Member Services Manager Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce

Wind Playbook To The Editor: Numerous studies have been conducted on the positive benefits of developing wind projects in the United States, which include creating jobs, supplying clean energy and economically stimulating local communities. One need only look to Vermont, Maine and Mas-

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.

sachusetts to note the many advantages of wind farms. Today, many other wind projects will be announced in rural communities like ours across New England and the Nation. Media announcements will be filled with wonderful words like: green energy, saving future generations, harnessing the power of free wind, etc. If only it were ALL true. I have yet to hear of a community in New England searching for a developer to erect 500 ft. turbines in their community. A few things will come true. First: developers will try and convince you that your community supports them; Second: developers will conduct and release bogus studies done by outsourced 3rd parties; Third: developers will deforest and blast their way through the mountain ridges; Forth: developers will hire many temporary workers (many from outof-state) for logging and road construction; Fifth: developers will install 500 foot turbines for all to see; Sixth: developers will leave and Seven would be crazy to even suggest: developers may return to build more. We witnessed the Groton Wind Farm installation and the challenges they had to overcome – both environmentally and legally. And it’s apparent that the need for “Green Energy� is truly desired in Massachusetts, So why isn’t Massachusetts developing their own state See mail boat on 22

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


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Words (We Used) To Live By He was giving the commencement address at LaSalle Academy in New York. He had graduated from there years ago but never furthered his education since, I’m guessing, it was out of his financial reach at the time. In the years since, he had successfully risen up by Brendan Smith through the ranks of a Weirs Times Editor shipbrokering firm he had worked in in Manhattan as I was inspired to write a clerk and was now, at the this week’s column based time of this speech, a step on something written about or two away from being fifty years ago and after president of that company, looking at the world today. an accomplishment he — of achieved soon after; a true It’s not a classic piece Bri — ngingsuccess story. ce 2000 literature or even someyou warmth sin thing by a famous author. He was, I’m told, honored It was something written to be asked back to his by my dad. alma mater to speak, to It struck me as especially give a little inspiration to a significant in this time group of young men. To tell we are living here in this them what worked in his country. own life. I won’t reprint the In my opinion, we have entire speech, but here are become country run by a few of my favorite lines. folks in both parties who just want to keep their jobs Knowledge is something and not necessarily do any that cannot be taken from real good. It’s safer to just you. go along. The world can steal your Sure, there are a hand- possessions and even try ful of them who speak out, to take your good name to try and change the way and friends but there is one things are done, but they thing they can never take are dismissed as crazy. Af- from you and that is your ter all why would they want knowledge. to jeopardize a great gig like Self-education is availbeing a congressman or able to you in many ways senator for life by rocking ---libraries, dictionaries, a the boat? word a day! Being almost 58, I am You have to work for evsad to realize that I can erything you get. Always only vaguely remember the consider that you are not days when having prin- getting anything for nothciples meant something to ing. most people. Days when There is always at least not everyone always got a one and sometimes many medal and we didn’t expect people waiting off in the that we were owed some- wings to take your place thing just because we ex- when you become expendisted. Days when the truly able. needy weren’t in danger of No matter what field you being outnumbered by the select, regardless of how truly lazy. simple or demanding --So, it was kismet that on make it your duty to do the the same day that the gov- best job possible. This is a ernment opened once again part of success. for business as usual, that Respect is not to be expectI pulled out the typewritten ed --- it must be earned. speech my dad had written Always have an inquisiabout half a century ago. tive mind.

Education in itself is essential and should be pursued to the utmost. Education alone is not sufficient to make you successful in later life. There is one principal ingredient, without which all the education available will not help you - - - - and that is application. Application is nothing more than hard, honest work. In this connection, please never get the idea that the world owes you a living - - - - it most certainly does not. It is up to you and you alone, through hard work in applying the knowledge gained through education, either formal or self-obtained, to make your way in this world. My dad lived those words. He worked hard, and rarely, if ever, called in sick and was home by 8pm most nights. He never complained. He also saw to it that his children had the opportunity for a great education. I’m not sure how he would feel today. Where hard work and success are considered to be a bad thing and just giving up, because it is so much easier, is becoming more prevalent everyday. Where more and more people are expecting something just because they are breathing and then hold their breath if they don’t get it….and usually win. I’m glad I learned my dad’s lessons. They still serve me well in this rapidly changing society where those who still want to try and succeed on their own are, sadly, becoming the minority and where many in power do all they can to see that it happens. After all, they don’t want to have to go out and get a real job. Brendan Smith welcomes your comments at brendan@weirs.com.

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From The State House Regional Planning Commissions: Planning for WHOM? As a Rep. for Belknap District, I have been working on a bill in our state house trying to repeal and replace by Rep. Jane the NH ReCormier gional PlanBelknap District 8 ning Commissions. (I know, I know – I’m crazy…) However, after doing voluminous research, it is quite apparent these commissions are instrumental in Federal agencies fulfilling their “smart growth” agenda here in NH. “Smart Growth” is basically organized planning which tries to prevent urban sprawl, “nudging” people to live in planned urban communities under the tent of ‘sus-

tainable living’. You know the drill - less pollution, less car travel, more green areas, and with the federal programs of EPA – DOT – HUD running the show, private property rights are greatly diminished. In the Progressive mindset, water and other “resources” belong to the COLLECTIVE. And it is the COLLECTIVE who rules in sustainable living. Private (natural) property rights are a “barrier” which must be overcome. These words come directly from Granite State Future – the “home” of NH Regional Planning Commissions. Here are some figures from the Lakes Regional Planning Commission 2012 budget: Total Income $850,281 See cormier on 28

Homeland Insecurity Alert: Dry Ice and Dry Runs Testing, 1, 2, 3, testing. Jihadists never go on furlough. While shutdown theater preoccupies Washington, terror plotby Michelle Malkin ters remain Syndicated Columnist on the clock. The question is: Will America keep hitting the post-9/11 snooze button? At Los Angeles International Airport, two dry ice bombs exploded last week, and two others were found in a restricted area of the airport. According to the Los Angeles Times, the devices “appeared to be outside the terminal near planes where employees such as baggage handlers and others work on the aircraft and its cargo.” That reminds me: It’s been more than a year since watchdogs warned Capitol Hill that our massive homeland security bureaucracy was neglecting these very areas of our nation’s airports. Grandmas, babies and war heroes are routinely groped, manhandled and humiliated in the name of transportation safety. But untold numbers of ground personnel still have easy, breezy access to airplanes and luggage. In August, seven baggage handlers at Kennedy Airport were arrested after being videotaped stealing jewelry, cash, watches and computers from passenger luggage. In June, a baggage handler at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport was arrested after using his credentials to bypass airport security and carry backpacks containing what he believed were drugs and

guns onto commercial flights. It’s almost as if any bumbling bimbo can connive his or her way into supposedly secure territory. A Nigerian illegal alien named Bimbo Oyewole did just that. He used a dead man’s birth certificate and Social Security number to get a job with a private security firm at Newark Airport. Con artist Bimbo went undetected for more than two decades while supervising security guards who policed tarmacs, planes and cargo. Last summer, in the wake of Bimbo’s belated bust, the DHS inspector general called for stricter background checks on baggage handlers, maintenance workers and other civilian airport employees. But by the feds’ own admission, legions of workers who were grandfathered into the system may yet be traipsing around restricted areas of our nation’s airports -- doing God knows what. TSA does not keep systematic records on airport security breaches reported to headquarters. “I’m going to tell you right now that the next incident is going to come from the ground,” Rep. Chip Cravaack, R-Minn., testified last spring. “It’s going to come from the shadow of the aircraft, not from the terminal. I’m telling you that.” Rest assured, however, that we are as vulnerable as ever to the old tried-and-true scheme of sending hijackers aboard planes to take them down. The U.S. Airline Pilots Association spelled it all out in a memo obtained by WTSP Tampa Bay reporter Mike Deeson last week. “Bringing down an airliner continues to be the Gold Standard of terrorism,” the document warned U.S. Airways pilots. “If anyone thinks that our enemies

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Mali Success Could Roll Back into New Regional Instability UNITED NATIONS—An arc of political and social instability exists on the soft underbelly of the Sahara Desert, as Islamic by John J. Metzler militants and Syndicated Columnist ethnic separatists chip away at the fragile political geography of five states on the southern fringe of the Sahara desert. The West African country of Mali, wracked by a military coup, an Islamic power grab and tribal fighting, has only regained a fragile stability in the wake of French military intervention earlier this year and the subsequent UN peacekeeping mission. Yet. Mali’s precarious situation, and that of the many regional states, could be slipping backwards. Mali which was hitherto viewed as a stable if poor country, was thrown into the cockpit of conflict in 2012 as a military coup d’ etat, an Tuareg ethnic rebellion, and an Islamic fundamentalist onslaught turned the country into a focus for instability. Islamic fundamentalists seized large parts of the twice Texassized territory and promptly initiated a Taliban style retribution regime against learning, culture and even many mosques. The ancient and fabled city of Timbuktu, on the crossroads of caravan trade for a millennium and a center of Islamic learning, bore the brunt of destruction with the trashing of monuments, scriptures, and books. French military intervention, in its former colony, a rare political success for Francois Hollande’s Socialist government, turned the tide as crack units from the Foreign Legion and Parachute regiments routed the rebels and restored a semblance of stability. Later a multinational UN peacekeeping and stabilization force (MINUSMA) was deployed into the country. Still the security situation in Mali’s unstable north where AlQaida in the Islamic Maghreb is increasingly active has prompted the UN to publically admit that “worrying security incidents in Mali,” are an important “wake up call.”

The UN’s special Representative for Mali, Bert Koenders, a former Netherlands Minister for Development and Cooperation, briefed the Security Council that “In addition to the security threats from armed groups and terrorists which mainly affected the northern regions, the authorities had to contend with tensions within the armed forces.” He warned specifically that “Jihadists pose a threat” in the North and the Sahel region in general. As is expected the regular Malian army is not exactly a reliable bulwark for the Bamako government, and thus there’s the usual dependency on foreign support. Equally Koenders conceded, “Our human rights teams continue to register cases of abuses and violations committed by all parties.” Bert Koenders stressed before the Security Council, “ Despite the security challenges, the overall improvement of the situation in Mali has opened new prospects for Mali’s recovery and longer term perspectives.” Yet he added that underdevelopment and high levels of malnutrition pose a daunting challenge. As importantly he stressed, “International support to the humanitarian emergency in Mali has been timid, with the humanitarian appeal funded at 37% or $177 million out of $477 million.” The problem gets worse. The MINUSMA mission lacks helicopters to facilitate movement and logistics support in the vast and arid land; troop contributions for the mission are lacking; and French units form the backbone of the security situation. The mission which is slated for 12,600 troops and police, suffers from about only 50% of needed resources. Responding to an Islamic insurgency at home, Nigerian units were withdrawn in August. The undertow of poverty remains a challenge beyond the now improving political sphere. The World Food Program has upgraded its humanitarian food aid and now covers 680,000 people or which 160,000 are internally displaced from the recent conflict. Mali, a country of sixteen million, remains one of the 25

poorest places in the world. French UN Ambassador Gerard Araud told correspondents that Mali presents a “remarkable success story,” just look at the country a year ago. This is certainly true but with a drawdown

of French units, unless there is corresponding support from other African armies, could again lead to a security vacuum. The Sub-Saharan region of which Mali remains a geographi-

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A Return to Keynes? The nomination of Janet Yellen to become head of the Federal Reserve System has set off a flurry of media stories. Since she will be the by Thomas Sowell first woman Syndicated Columnist to occupy that position, we can only hope that this will not mean that any criticism of what she does will be attributed to sex bias or to a “war on women.” The Federal Reserve has become such a major player in the American economy that it needs far more scrutiny and criticism than it has received, regardless of who heads it. Ms. Yellen, a former professor of economics at Berkeley, has openly proclaimed her views on economic policy, and those views deserve very careful scrutiny. She asks: “Will capitalist economies operate at full employment in the absence of routine intervention?” And she answers:

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I’m studying for midterms here at college and wanted to send a heartfelt, “Thank You!” to everyone in the Lakes Region who made this special summer one I will never forget. Every year since 2009, I’ve joined the Miss Winnipesaukee Organization at Funspot and Gunstock Mountain for a super fun summer day filled with unlimited tokens, go cart rides, yummy cookies and scholarship money. In my fifth time on-stage, I was thrilled to be announced as an Interview Winner (tied with Stephanie Iacuzio, the new Miss Winnipesaukee), the Evening Gown Winner (Thank you Regalia Magnificent Apparel!) and the new Miss Weirs Beach. I am very grateful for the $3,550 scholarship and the opportunity to represent beautiful Weirs Beach at the Miss New Hampshire Scholarship Competition

in May of 2014. Winning Miss Weirs Beach at Gunstock was extra special because Gunstock Mountain is one of my very favorite places on Earth. I was in the Gunstock Ski Program growing up and my friend Kelly and I once won 13 free ski passes at Gunstock on St Patrick’s Day, so I always feel extra lucky at Gunstock. I can’t wait to try their thrilling ZipTour Zipline and ski over winter break. Beyond the scholarship money and year of service, Miss Weirs Beach wins two incredible CoDirectors. I am so lucky to spend the year with Tina Gebhard and Gary Vincent. They are passionate supporters of the Miss New Hampshire Scholarship Program and host a Fundraising Bingo every Wednesday night, year round, rain or shine at Funspot. I hope you’ll come play with us, it’s a really fun way to support the Miss Winnipesaukee Organization. http://

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the day was now behind us. Lake of the Clouds closed for the season on September 20th and all its windows and doors were boarded up. Sarah and Sharon are now tough experienced hikers and the hike to the hut didn’t seem difficult. Monroe’s summit now was just minutes away. The day was glorious and the sun sparkled! The old rock pile loomed large and made Monroe feel small. When we first See patenaude on 19


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as a realtor from New London. Mount Eisenhower looked far away and Mount Pierce is even a greater distance. The miles and the time flew by as we followed the Crawford Path past Mount Franklin and then to the

summit loop to Eisenhower. On the trail we met Mr. & Mrs. Franklin! Would we meet the Pierce and the Eisenhower families too? We stayed on the top and ate and drank and chatted with the other hikers doing the same. See patenaude on 20

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afterwards another couple with their dog Kali came by us too. We all met again on Jackson’s summit. The view over Oakes Gulf included all the mountains we had traversed and Mizpah hut’s roof looked like a little dot on the mountainside. Again we chatted as we ate and drank. We changed our socks and put on dry shirts in preparation of a setting sun. We headed down the Webster Jackson Trail and, after dancing along the ridge all afternoon, this trail seemed awful with its big broken rocks and steep sections that make for lousy footing. Cheerfully as we could be, we just kept moving down the trail as the sun moved lower in sky. Even at one mile per hour we’d just get out before dark. We left the summit just after 4pm and the trail is 2.5 miles distance to the bottom. By the time we reached the spur trail to the top of Elephant Head the light was getting seriously dim. We cheered when we saw the road below. We made it to the edge of Route 302 by 6:25pm! Whoohoo, nearly 12 miles and lots of vertical to reach the summits of four 4,000 footers in one day! We had one more treat in store for us. When we drove back up to the Cog Railway to retrieve their car we were curious to see a half dozen cars surrounded by people and cameras on tripods up by the station. We joined them and watched the bright dazzling orange and red sunset. I had an extra surprise, near the end of Base Road a big moose ambled across the road in front of my car. Have Fun! Amy Patenaude is an avid skier/outdoor enthusiast from Henniker, N.H. Readers are welcome to send comments or suggestions to her at: amy@ weirs.com.


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You Big Bully!

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Every now and then a survey or scientific study arrives in our mailbox that requires a comment. This is one of those times. A new study has determined that birds that are abused during the maturation stage are very likely to become bullies as adults, similar to studies done relating to humans. (I can only hope my brother reads this study‌) Off the coast of Ecuador, on the Galapagos Islands, seabirds known as Nazca boobies live in colonies. Observations have shown that adults often beat up on their neighbors’ young. This new research has ascertained that these bullied nestlings turn into domineering, harassing adults. “We were very surprised by the intense interest that many adults show in unrelated young, involving really rough treatment,â€? study researcher Dave Anderson, a Wake Forest University biologist, said in a statement. “A bird’s history as a target of abuse proved to be a strong predictor of its adult behavior.â€? The mostly female bullies scout around the breeding colonies, waiting for parents to leave their offspring as the search for food begins. Then the adults pounce on the young birds, biting, pecking and even making sexual advances. The article continues that: “The young are often left stressed and

bleeding three breeding seasons, as nestlings grew up and returned to their birthplace to lay their own eggs.� It continues to say: “The finding that abused Nazca babies become victimizers later on is eerily similar to what social scientists have learned about the cycle of abuse in humans. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, about 30 percent of abused and neglected children will grow up to victimize their own children.� According to a recent study by another Wake Forest researcher, doctoral student Jacquelyn Grace, many scientists believe that this cycle may have the same root in both birds and humans due to the fact that stress hormones surge after bird abuse. �It’s fascinating that what many would consider an extremely complex human phenomenon is also occurring — perhaps through the same physiological mechanism — in Nazca boobies, which are more closely related to crocodiles than mammals,� Grace said in a statement. “Both studies suggest Nazca boobies

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Community Wellness Education Program

Frisbie Memorial Hospital, Community Education & Conference Center, Rochester. 6pm. Users’ guide to arthritis management. Pre-registration required. 330-7999

Intro to Quick Books

Lakes Region Community Services, Laconia. 9-10:30am. Free but space is limited. 5353222

How to Apply for a Small Business Loan - Workshop

Enterprise Center, Plymouth. 5:30-7:30pm. Seating is limited. 535-3222

Thursday 31st

Capitol Center for the Arts, Concord. 225-1111 or www. ccanh.com

Acoustic Jam Night!

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Fri. 1st – Sat. 16th Monty Python’s Spamalot

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Nosferatu – Silent Film Series

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Bill Payne of Little Feat with Truffle

Rochester Opera House, 31 Wakefield Street, Rochester. Doors open 7pm. $23pp. 3351992

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White Mountains Community College, Littleton. 9-11am. Seating is limited. 535-3222

Cheryl Wheeler & John Gorka

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Snowman Craft Fair

Bow Mills United Methodist Church, 505 South Street, Bow. 9am-2pm. HHoliday crafts, handmade items, themed gift baskets, special gifts for pet owners, cookie walk and more. 224-0884

The Namesake – Film Showing

Laconia Public Library, Laconia. 6:30pm. Informal discussion follows the film. Light snacks are provided.

Tuesday 5th Godspell

Capitol Center for the Arts, Concord. 225-1111 or www. ccanh.com

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Paul Taylor 2 Dance Company

Hanaway Theatre, Plymouth State University, Plymouth. 8pm. 535-ARTS

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Schweitzer: Called to Africa

Sanbornton Town Library, Sanbornton. 6:30-8:30pm. All are welcome. Discussion will follow the film. 286-8288

Sunflower Natural Foods, 390 S. Main Street, Laconia. 10amnoon. Class if free but space is limited. Pre-registration recommended. 524-6334

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Alternative Health & Wellness Fair

The Victoria Inn Bed & Breakfast, 430 High Street, Hampton. 11am-5pm. Free and open to the public. www. thevictoriainn.com 929-1437

Meredith Walks! – Historic Walking Tour of Meredith

Gather at the Community Park, Main Street, Meredith. 10am. Event is open to everyone and offers an opportunity to learn more about Meredith’s distinctive history and architectural heritage. 279-0142

St. Gabriel Holiday “Angel” Fair

Parish Center, 15 Elkins Street, Franklin. 8am-6pm. Crafts, jewelry, raffles, baked goods and more. Prize drawing at 6pm. Sunday 3rd

Annual Octoberfest and Ski & Snowboard Sale

Pats Peak Ski Area, Henniker. 11am-6pm. www.patspeak. com or 1-888 PATS PEAK

Monday 4th Shakespeare’s Othello

Capitol Center for the Arts, Concord. 225-1111 or www. ccanh.com

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Lakes Region Camera Club Meeting

Trinity Episcopal Church, Meredith. 7pm. Photographing people with Maundy Mitchell. Persons of any experience level are welcome. 340-2359

Baked Beans and Fried Clams: How Food Defines a Region

Wolfeboro Public Library. 7pm. Presented by Edie Clark. 5692426 Friday 8th

Martin Sexton

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Franklin Opera House, Franklin. 7:30pm. 934-1901

Stanley Yerlow and Tajci

Rochester Opera House, 31 Wakefield Street, Rochester. $28pp. 335-1992

Paul Taylor 2 Dance Company

Smith Recital Hall, Plymouth State University, Plymouth. 8pm. 535-ARTS

Mountain Lake Chorale Patriotic Benefit Concert

Sanbornton Congregational Church-UCC, 21 Meetinghouse Hill Road, Sanbornton. 7pm. Freewill offering and refreshments. 934-5717

Veterans Day Assembly

Moultonborough Central School, Moultonborough. 10:30am. Local veterans who would like to attend should contact the school at 476-5335. General public welcome.

The Margate Resort, 76 Lake Street, Laconia. Opening ceremonies slated to start at 7pm. Western style buffet to follow. Dress code for the evening is military uniform, tuxedo, gown, formal dress or business attire. $45pp. Reservations can be made by calling 253-7970

Dirty Deeds – AC/DC Tribute Band

Rochester Opera House, 31 Wakefield Street, Rochester. 8pm. $22pp. 335-1992

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Lakes Region Membership Dues $123,521 (we could use this money) Total Federal Income $572,500 (WHAT!) When you look at these figures, you can see a huge swathe of LRCP income is federal money. This is typical in RPCs. Now, here are some expenses: Lakes Region Planning Commission Salaries: Director $90,086 Senior Planner $60,784 Planner $41,714 Planner $40,170 Planner $39,188 Administrative Asst

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actually left to “improve” our communities? Even more importantly, where do the RPC loyalties lie? The federal government who subsidizes/pays for their salaries (with our Federal tax dollars) or the local taxpayer just trying to get by? The answer is of course, the Federal government. The question now arises, what specifically does the Lakes Region Planning Commission offer our communities? Let’s see, we have lots of NH Listens public relations sessions, a nifty website, and unending entangle-

ments with FEDERAL agencies. Wow. What a deal. And we should not forget, most of our local towns already support PAID administrators and planners. Now, tell me again why we need to pay even more for Regional Planning Commissions? NH Regional Planning Commissions are a scam, fueled by the feds, to reach the goals of sustainable “smart growth” in our Live Free or Die state. RPC’s will tell you they are “advisory” only, but make no mistake, RPC’s are instrumental in proposing and imple-

menting zoning and other changes within our NH communities. They are the supposed “experts in planning” and our local administrators and planning boards frequently defer to what RPC’s propose. Private property rights beware! Please - participate in your local planning commission meetings. Listen to what they propose. Ask yourself, what benefit does MY community actually receive from the RPC’s? The answer just might surprise you!

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piece with care. This will help you see the fastener heads used to attach the subflooring to the floor joists. I’ve had great success with two demolition tools when removing nails from wood. The first tool is called a cat’s paw. The tip of this tool has a V groove you drive with a hammer under the head of the nail. Once the nailhead is engaged you apply sideways pressure on the tool to extract the nail from the subflooring. The tool pulls the nail out far enough so you can finish the job with a traditional claw on a hammer. When all the fasteners have been removed, it’s time to pry up the subfloor panel from the floor joists. If you’re lucky and no glue was used between the subflooring and the floor joists, the panel should pop right up. I use a flat demolition pry bar to help start this lifting job. Drive one end of the tool into the open seam between two floor joists and use the tool as a lever to lift up on the piece of OSB you want to remove. If you meet resistance, it means you missed a fastener or two or glue could be your next obstacle. If it’s glue and the glue has a great bond, you may have to cut out each rectangle of OSB in between the floor joists and do a creative job of patching the floor. Assuming there’s no glue, the piece of OSB should lift out with no

problems. When it comes time to reinstall it, you’ll have to cut and nail pieces of 2x wood blocking under the long edge of all the pieces of subflooring. This blocking takes the place of the tongue you cut away. Remember, you need to slide it under the other pieces of subflooring you didn’t remove but that are adjacent to the piece you removed. You’ll discover a great benefit to removing the subfloor. You can now easily add insulation to the floor to help save energy in your man cave should you decide to put heat and air conditioning in this space. Happy grunting in your new cavern!

I cut the tongue with a circular saw. I adjust the cut depth to one-eighth inch less than the thickness of the OSB subflooring. You never want to cut into the top of the attic floor joist or attic truss bottom chord. This will weaken the wood framing member. Once the tongue has been cut on the two long edges, the next step is to remove fasteners. I’m hoping the carpenter who installed your OSB used just a few nails and didn’t use a nail gun. Nail guns tend to countersink the nail heads below the surface of the OSB. This makes it difficult to pull the nails. Use a wet-dry vacuum to remove all sawdust from the surface of the OSB after cutting away the tongues. Sweep the entire

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Salome’s Stars Horoscope ARIES (March 21 to April 19) The high standards you set for yourself don’t always translate into the behavior you expect of others. That relationship problem can be resolved if you’re more flexible and less judgmental. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Not enough party bids to satisfy the Bovine’s fun-loving side this week? Go ahead and throw one of your own. Then prepare for some serious work coming up early next week. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) A new and intensely productive cycle is about to kick in. Be careful not to get too stressed out, though. Make time to restore your energies by relaxing with family and friends. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) This could be a good time to share some of your plans with those closest to you. Their comments could give you some added insight into how you might accomplish your goals. LEO (July 23 to August 22) An attack of self-doubt might be unsettling for the

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usually super-assured Feline. But it could be your inner voice telling you to hold off implementing your plans until you’ve reassessed them. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) This is a great time for you to reward yourself for all your hard work by taking a trip you haven’t spent months carefully planning, to somewhere you never thought you’d be going. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Some misunderstandings resist being resolved. But your sincerity in wanting to soothe those hurt feelings wins the day. By month’s end, that relationship should begin to show signs of healing. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) A hectic job schedule begins to ease just in time to blow off all that work-generated steam on Halloween. A family situation runs into an unexpected complication. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) A cutting remark in the workplace needs to be handled with finesse. Remember: How you respond could determine

of myth 67 Base components of a dish 71 Eddying 74 “Bye-bye!” 75 Stuck with a harpoon 79 Beaker’s kin 80 Chiang - -shek 81 Like very gory films 84 Great pitcher 85 Turns bad 86 Get liberated 90 Be in the red 91 William of “Hopalong Cassidy” 92 Banishes 93 Al of Indy 94 Rodeo rope 96 Pay-to-stay place 97 Start of a line by Juliet 100 Line of Japanese sport bikes 105 Round body 106 Many a yuppie’s deg. 109 Molecule’s makeup 110 Go off - tangent 111 Prod 113 Santa - (hot desert winds) 114 Road goo 115 Conditions of dermatitis 120 Class 121 Church path 122 Charles Lamb’s pseudonym 123 Clan cloth 124 City trains 125 Chest pictures, perhaps 126 City in west Germany 127 Collectible Ford cars

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CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Once again, that Capricornean stubborn streak sets in and could keep you from getting much-needed advice. Fortunately, it lifts by week’s end, in time to make an informed decision. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) A surprise trip early in the week could lead to other unexpected offers when you return. Word to the wise: Avoid talking too much about this until you’ve made some decisions. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Learning dominates the week for perspicacious Pisceans, who are always looking to widen their range of knowledge. A series of important job-linked commitments begins late in the week. BORN THIS WEEK: Your sense of humor generates good feelings and good will everywhere you go.

DOWN 1 Woodard of Hollywood 2 Peeling knife 3 Deli item with no toppings 4 Alight 5 Wild bugler 6 Bow of respect 7 The final Mrs. Chaplin 8 Ascend 9 Operatic male 10 Horse cousin 11 8-Down, as a tree 12 Singer LaBelle 13 Country south of Braz. 14 String past Q 15 1999 film with Albert Brooks and Sharon Stone 16 Like onions 17 In flames 18 Recital highlights 24 “Why would -?” 25 Shadowed 31 Up ‘til 33 Shylock 35 P - “Peter” 36 Bright colors 37 Clogs up 39 Lennon lover 40 Faucet noise 43 Finger-paint 44 Rick’s love in a classic film 46 Hex- ender 47 Desert illusion 48 Voodoo land 50 Munich Mrs. 51 “Bill & - Excellent Adventure” 53 State bird of California 54 Curl - bed 55 2010 Apple release

56 With 83-Down, terrier from Tibet 60 Behaved like a bonehead 62 “Did - something?” 64 Take a shot 65 Goat hangers? 66 Using ink, as a signature 68 See 95-Down 69 No, in Essen 70 Noble Italian family name 71 Picked hairdo 72 Snaillike 73 They’re turned on when one starts crying 76 A kidnapper may write it 77 “Behold!,” to Brutus 78 Elk’s cousin 80 Canoe type 82 Like emeriti: Abbr. 83 See 56-Down 86 Ray Charles’“I - Woman” 87 Sea off Sicily 88 Former senator Sam 89 Detroit-to-Toronto dir. 91 Large reed instrument 95 With 68-Down, 1971 Neil Diamond hit 96 Some navels 98 Hotel unit 99 Very fancy 100 Couric of ABC News 101 In any way 102 “If - Had a Heart” 103 Jiggly food 104 From the top 107 Mundane 108 Clubs: Abbr. 112 Fed of a sort 113 Snootiness 116 Dry white wine apŽritif 117 “This - test ...” 118 Short mo. 119 Small bit

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have ‘been there, done that’ and are not targeting commercial aviation -- think again. There have been several cases recently throughout the industry of what appear to be probes, or dry runs, to test our procedures and reaction to an inflight threat.” The assessment bluntly described “a group of Middle-Eastern males” who boarded a flight at Reagan National Airport in Washington, D.C., for Orlando, Fla., on September 2. Onboard, the men made “a scene”: running toward the flight deck door, loudly opening and shutting overhead bins, and making what appeared to be a coordinated attempt to distract flight attendants. Federal air marshals were concerned enough about the behavior to “make their presence known.” The memo notes that a security search found “evidence of tampering” on the plane. It’s just the latest suspected dry run since the

9/11 attacks: --In May 2011, Yemeni national Rageh Ahmed Mohammed al-Murisi rushed the cockpit door aboard American Airlines Flight 1561 shrieking, “Allahu akbar!” at the top of his lungs more than 30 times intending to take down the plane and kill everyone on board. --In July 2011, Saudi Arabian national Saleh Ali S. Alramakh caused United Airlines Flight 944 from Chicago to Germany to divert to Cleveland after violating airline security rules during a bizarre meltdown. He locked himself in the bathroom when passengers were supposed to be seated, scuffled with flight attendants and had to be restrained by the flight crew and other passengers. --In 2010, Pakistani national Muhammad Abu Tahir was sentenced to prison after disrupting AirTran Airways’ Atlanta to San Francisco Flight 39. After defying flight attendants and locking himself in the bathroom,

the plane was diverted to Denver. His immigration status and occupation were unknown, though he had lived in the U.S. since at least 2002. --In December 2009, of course, failed underwear bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab boarded Northwest Airlines Flight 253 from Amsterdam to Detroit with skivvies loaded with plastic explosives. --In 2006, U.S. and British officials acknowledged al-Qaida dry-run plans involving operatives smuggling liquid explosives onto planes through their carry-on luggage. --In 2004, 13 Middle Eastern men aroused the suspicion of federal air marshals, flight crew and passengers on Northwest Airlines Flight 327 with disruptive red-flag behavior at takeoff and landing. --And in August 2001, one month before 9/11, actor James Woods witnessed four suspicious Middle Eastern males aboard an American Air-

lines flight from Boston to Los Angeles. Woods shared his fears with the pilot and filed a report with the FAA. His warning was ignored. Years later, the feds confirmed it was indeed a dry run and that 9/11 lead hijacker Mohammed Atta was on Woods’ flight. Feckless feds keep admonishing the rest of us to “say something” if we “see something.” But what good will it do if they’re asleep at the wheel, blind to corruption and deaf to jihad? Michelle Malkin is the author of “Culture of Corruption: Obama and his Team of Tax Cheats, Crooks and Cronies” (Regnery 2010). Her e-mail address is malkinblog@gmail.com.

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cal lynchpin, has been increasingly destabilized by the aftershocks of the Libyan revolt and the endemic ethnic instability . It comes as no surprise that fundamentalist forces and Al-Qaida affiliates find fertile ground in the region bordering resource-rich Algeria. Drawing the line against terrorism in Mali is justified, but shall it resemble just another line in the sand? John J. Metzler is a United Nations correspondent covering diplomatic and defense issues. He is the author of Transatlantic Divide USA/Euroland Gap? (University Press, 2010).

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Veterans Day Exhibits At Woodman Institute Museum — Sunday, November 10th —

The Woodman Institute Museum in Dover will be having a special Veterans Day event on Sunday, November 10th. Reenactors from the Civil War, World Wars I and II and Vietnam will be on hand. On Sunday November 10, a Veterans Day Event will be held at the Woodman Institute Museum with re-enactors representing the Civil War, World War I, World War II and Vietnam, along with a few military vehicles and a USO coffee and d o n ut tent on the grounds of the 97 year old Dover museum. T he museum’s war room

collections include items representing conflicts as far back as the War of 1812 and Spanish American War. A 20 pound 1814 British gun sits on the lawn and a rare 12 pound Civil War Napoleon canon is displayed under the garrison house canopy. The Woodman’s Civil War room features one of the finest collections of Civil War artifacts

and weapons in New England. All veterans will be admitted FREE during this special Veteran’s Day Event from Noon - 4pm. Admission includes all three exhibit buildings and collections to include the 1675 William Damm garrison house built when early Dover settlers had to defend themselves against Indian attacks.

The Woodman Institute Museum is a traditional nineteenth century natural science, local history and art museum experience. The Woodman Institute Museum is located at 182 Central Avenue in historic Dover. Visit www.woodmaninstitutemuseum.org or call 603-742-1038 for group tours.

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