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LEARNING THE TRADE. Students, teachers and volunteers at the Huot Tech Center in Laconia, in front of a bob house they completed from start to finish in one day. The bob house will be given away during the Meredith Rotary Ice Fishing Derby. Students are Juniors and Seniors from six area schools. To the far right is Construction Trades Teacher brendan smith Photo Matt Towle.

Bob House Project Brings Together Students With the Professionals by Brendan Smith Weirs Times Editor

Reading, Writing and Arithmetic have always been the basics when it comes to education. These learning tools can lead you anywhere. Some become doctors, some lawyers, some writers and some pick up other tools along the way and turn their education

into the creation of physical things. The Building Construction program at Huot Tech Center in Laconia is one shining example of these precious skills being taught to a new generation both here in the Granite State and across the country. After all, we will always need skilled people who know how to build

things. Nate Sweeney, a graduate of the program last year, was back at work, this year as a volunteer, as the classes worked on finishing an ambitious one-day project: a complete bob house that will be given away at the Meredith Rotary Ice Fishing Derby held on February 9th and 10th. Nate was there, along

with his boss Larry Greeley of Tradesman Builders Corp. Nate met Larry last year when the Building Construction class made their first bob house. After graduating Nate went to work for Larry. Now he is helping others learn the trade. It is this combination of student meets business that has made these types See bob house on 24

If you have ever wondered about Greenland, you can get a unique and beautiful view of the country when Color Sketches of Ilulissat, a photography exhibit by Bill Cain, opens at the Belknap Mill on Beacon St. (near City Hall) in downtown Laconia on Friday, February 1 from 5-7pm. A former studio photographer, Bill is now semiretired but continues to capture the world around him through the camera lens. The exhibit opens with the February 1 champagne reception from 5-7pm; the exhibit is free and the public is invited to attend. Color Sketches of Ilulissat will be on exhibit from February 1-28. The Belknap Mill gallery is open Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm and is free. For further information, call 524-8813. The Belknap Mill is located on Beacon Street in downtown Laconia.

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NH Rt. 175, Campton. Dinner 5:30pm. Movie 6:30pm. Bring one of the following, soup, bread, salad, main dish, dessert or non-alcoholic drinks. Open to the public. 726-3081

Feb Thursday 7th Tax Credit Application Workshop for Nonprofits

Church Landing, Rt. 3 Meredith. To register call 226-2170. Space is limited.


Capitol Center for the Arts, Main Street, Concord. 225-1111

Story Telling Dinner

The Corner House Inn, Center Sandwich. 6:30pm. $19.95 pp plus tax and gratuity. 284-6219

Friday 8th Strafford Wind Symphony

Rochester Opera House, 31 Wakefield Street, Rochester. 335-1992

A Chorus Line

Capitol Center for the Arts, Main Street, Concord. 225-1111

Father & Daughter Valentines Dance

Tapply-Thompson Community Center, Bristol. 6:30-9:30pm. $15 per couple and $5 each additional child. Preregistration is required. 744-2713

“Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” – Pot Luck Dinner, Popcorn and a Movie

The Old Town Hall in Campton, 529

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Saturday 9th Popovich Comedy Pet Theatre

Rochester Opera House, 31 Wakefield Street, Rochester. 335-1992

Let’s Go Fishing – Free Kid’s Ice Fishing Clinic

Meredith Bay at the Meredith Rotary Headquarters. 10am, 11am, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm. 279-7600

Wild Winter Walk: Guided Tour of the Gephart Exhibit Trail

Squam Lakes Science Center, Holderness. 10am-12pm. $8/member, $10/non-member. Adults must accompany children. 968-7194

PBVRC Lincoln-Reagan Dinner

Woodstock Inn, North Woodstock. 5pm. $45pp. For tickets call 536-3880.

“Flying the Idaho Back Country”

The Aviation Museum of NH, 27 Navigator Road, Londonderry. 11am. Presented by Bob Hough. Seating is limited. 669-4877

Ice Harvest and Winter Carnival

The Remick Museum, Tamworth. 11am-3pm.

Plymouth Blues Summit

The Flying Monkey, 39 South Main Street, Plymouth. 7:30pm. 536-2551

Comedy Night

Wolfeboro Inn, Wolfeboro. 8pm. Dinner reservations required. $15pp for comedy show. 569-3016

Annual Winter Auction for North Country Center for the Arts

Governor Adams Lodge at Loon Mountain, Lincoln. 6:30pm. Kicks off with cocktail hour and silent auction, followed by dinner and live auction. $55 at the door. 745-2141

Tuckermans at 9 – A Capella

Café Nostimo, Madison Village, 72 Mirona Road, Portsmouth. 7:30pm. 436-3100

Valentine Italian Supper

Tilton-Northfield United Methodist Church, 400 West Main Street, Tilton. 5-6:30pm. $7/adults, $4/kids. 2864443

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Sunday 10th “All That Jazz”

Brewster Academy’s Anderson Hall, Wolfeboro. 2pm. $20 at the door. 5692151

Cabin Fever Lecture Series

The Wright Museum, Wolfeboro. 2pm. “Honor Flight: New England, Transporting American Veterans to Washington, D.C. Memorials”. Presented by Joe Byron. RSVP encouraged. 569-1212

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Capitol Center for the Arts, Main Street, Concord. 225-1111

Chinese New Year- the Year of the Snake Celebration

Mariposa Museum & Culture Center, 26 Main Street, Peterborough. 2pm. “Hands-on” events for families and all ages. $5/adult, $3/child and members are free. 924-4555.

Wednesday 13th SCORE Workshop

Lakes Region Chamber of Conference Room, 383 South Main Street, Laconia. 5-8pm. $25 advanced registration. 524-0137 Thursday 14th

Valentine Lunch for Seniors

Tapply-Thompson Community Center, Bristol. Noon. There will be Bingo following the luncheon. 744-2713

Story Telling Dinner

The Corner House Inn, Center Sandwich. 6:30pm. $19.95 pp plus tax and gratuity. 284-6219

Saturday 16th Frank Santos – R-Rated Hypnotist

Rochester Opera House, 31 Wakefield Street, Rochester. 335-1992

Scrub Oak Scramblers Winter Carnival Ride-In

Freedom Town Forest/Trout Pond/ Airstrip. Poker Run registration 10amNoon. $5 per hand. Machines must be registered and waivers must be signed.

Wild Winter Walk: Guided Tour of the Gephart Exhibit Trail

Squam Lakes Science Center, Holderness. 10am-12pm. $8/member, $10/non-member. Adults must accompany children. 968-7194

Very, Very Valentine’s Dance

Children’s Museum of NH, 6 Washington Street, Dover. 6-8:30pm. $10/members and $15/non-members. 742-2002

Valentine’s Dinner and Dance

Rockingham Ballroom, Newmarket. 6:30pm. All night dinner buffet. $25pp. 659-4410 Reservations required.

Icebreaker & Silent Auction

Gilmanton Academy, Gilmanton Corners. 6:30-9:30pm. Food, music and auction items of all kinds. To benefit the Gilmanton Year Round Library. $15pp or 2 for $25. 267-1905

12th Annual Community Talent Show

Franklin Opera House, Franklin. 9341901

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“Flying the Idaho Back County” At Aviation Museum On Saturday, February 9th at 11am, the Aviation Museum of New Hampshire will host The New Hampshire Aviation Historical Society’s vice-president, Bob Hough, and his presentation entitled, “Flying the Idaho Back Country.” Bob’s high-definition video of the adventurous tour of remote airstrips nestled in the beautiful mountainous country of this great western state is nothing short of breath-taking. You’ll feel as though you’re in the cockpit with him thanks to a high-definition camera mounted on the wing of the airplane. Bob and his nephew show landings and take-offs to and from places that most pilots wouldn’t even consider capable of supporting flight operations for kites, much less powered aircraft. Bob’s humorous and informative narration of their trip lets the audience understand the true nature of each of these tiny aerodromes and the video offers what is literally a bird’s-eyeview of places only accessible by small aircraft or overland by foot. By airplane the trips are short and scenic – by foot it would take months to cover the same ground. Bob’s presentation will take place in the Devino Classroom of the Aviation Museum of New Hampshire, 27 Navigator Road, Londonderry. Seating is limited and is included in the price of admission to the museum.

A Cappella Tuckermans At 9 In Portsmouth The rockin’ a cappella of Tuckermans at 9 returns to Café Nostimo in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, on Saturday, February 9 at 7:30pm. Based in the New Hampshire Seacoast, the group, dubbed “T9” by fans, has entertained audiences from Boston and Massachusetts’ north and south shores to Lewiston, Maine, and in New Hampshire from Portsmouth to Nashua and into the Lakes Region. “We recently celebrated our eighth anniversary,” says tenor Daryl Robertson of Eliot, Maine. “And in that time, the T9 sound has evolved into a huge variety of material from pop to rock to blues to light jazz, including our own customized versions of songs people know and love. But we do it a cappella, so our voices make all the music.” Everything you hear, including what sounds like brass, electric guitars, or drums, is just us. It’s a funny, entertaining show with something for every age and taste.” For more information call 603- 436 -3100

Ancestry Seminar in Rochester On Thursday, February 14, at 7pm, at the Rochester Historical Society Museum on Hanson Street, Pat Cirone will present, “Searching for Family and Local History Online: Sources, Resources and Tips.” So, you’ve googled your ancestors’ names and found everything there is to be found on them on the Internet. Or have you? Pat Cirone will show you “hidden” sites where you can find a wealth of information. She’ll also show you sites you may have heard of but didn’t know carried historical information and sections of well known sites you might not have explored. From photographs to maps, from primary records to contacts, come for an evening of exploring the enormous wealth of information available online for researching both local history and genealogy. Cirone has been researching genealogy for over 30 years – both her own and through helping others. As a reference librarian she has attended workshops, read professional literature and had years of experience in doing research online. All are welcome to attend. There is no charge for admission. Refreshments will follow the meeting. For more information please call 330-3099 or e-mail

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Only Answer To The Editor: Focusing on ways to toughen up our gun laws would be a total waste of time if the sole purpose was to prevent an emotionally or mentally unstable person from killing other people. Using sound minds and judgment we should not lead a posse of police officers, the FBI, the president, etc., to make us feel good for a short period of time. Should we prevent the sale of automobiles just because they are the number one device involved in deaths? One male person from Massachusetts has a record of driving while drunk (eight times). He hasn’t killed anyone yet. What shall we do with him or his vehicle? The only answer which would be very costly should be researching a program to identify those individuals who could duplicate the actions of Adam Lanza. I am sure we’re all aware that hiding guns from the killers would be less costly than researching the above mentioned program. William ( Jim ) Breagy Epsom, NH.

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Wind Farms Not Good For NH To The Editor: There are a couple of points on the wind farm debate that the general public just isn’t hearing enough of. First of all we need electricity 24/7 but the wind does not blow 24/7 at a rate that will produce electricity. There are currently some electricity providers offering discounts to their customers if they will elect to get 100% of their electricity from wind. This is an impossibility! Not only do the winds not blow in New Hampshire at the needed speed 24/7, the power produced at the existing wind farms goes into the grid and is not separated out so one can choose wind, coal, nuclear or whatever. Unless you’re directly connected to the producing turbine, you can’t be sure of the source of that power. Also, because of the unreliability of wind, our existing sources of electrical power generation must continue to exist so that whether or not the wind is blowing, when you flip a light switch the lights go on. When the wind is blowing at a viable rate to produce energy, these ex-

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isting power plants must “turn down� the amount of power they’re sending to the grid to avoid overloading it. There is nothing efficient about an unreliable power source forcing the reliable power sources to fluctuate their production rates. The second point I’d like the public to be aware of is that while the proponents of wind energy like to call this a “green energy� source, here in New Hampshire it is anything but. The numbers the industry and wind proponents tout as the amount of CO2 that is offset by these turbines is highly inaccurate. Aside from the aforementioned fluctuating production at existing power plants, which makes them bigger carbon producers because of the wind farms, folks don’t seem to take into account the environmental impact of the building of the turbines themselves. Whether you believe God created our mountain ridges thousands of years ago or they are a result of glaciation millions of years ago I think we can all agree that clear cutting and then blasting large sections of our mountain ridges has to raise the carbon level. I have nothing against clear cutting as the trees do eventually grow back, but once the granite is blasted in order to have flat surfaces to pour tons and tons of concrete on for all of the pads and the staging area needed, the trees and other natural vegetation aren’t coming back. Someone here in Grafton See mailboat on 18

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If you have been paying attention you may know about the support group F.A.T.S.O. It stands for Flatlanders Adjusting to Solitary Oblivion. I started it years ago with my friend Vinnie, from the Bronx, who also lives here. I hadn’t seen Vinnie for year and many of you have asked about him. So, I thought I’d tell the story. About seventeen years ago we started F.A.T.S.O. to help new transplants adjust to their first winters here in New Hampshire. Like us, many of them were from New York. That was about seventeen years ago. The two of us did some good work. We were unknowns when we started and not much came between us. Even when we didn’t agree all the time we still came to terms with working together to strengthen the cause. After a few years, F.A.T.S.O. became a force to be reckoned with. It grew by leaps and bounds as our cause spread from the simple confines of the Lakes Region of New Hampshire to points across the state; Even finding a few tentacles in Vermont and Maine. It is said that with great power comes great responsibility. What isn’t often mentioned is that with great power comes disappointment as well. Vinnie and I were the closest of friends when F.A.T.S.O. started, but it wasn’t long until it became

and lost that tiny bit of attractive factor that I had.) Over that course of time F.A.T.S.O had fallen on hard times. Vinnie wasn’t really into it that much. He never got over that initial rejection by the group. Add that to a few mild winters where new transplants felt like they had everything covered and didn’t need any help. At the start of this winter F.A.T.S.O was basically closed for business. During the awful cold spell we had last week, my phone rang. I had heard this before. It was a new transplant, one of those mentioned above, who was now at his wits end as the relentless cold was taking its toll. A lousy weather friend. He said he had nowhere else to turn and he had remembered my name as being associated with F.A.T.S.O. I told him I was sorry and that I couldn’t help him and hung up. Soon, the phone rang again and again and again. I knew I could no longer turn my back on my brethren. I dusted off my old copies of the by-laws, rented space at a local grange, and called back all who had called me. I told them to bring their friends. It was bittersweet to walk into the hall and see it packed wall to wall. It gave me a sense of purpose. It was then I saw Vinnie. He was in the front row. A sheepish smile across his face. I went up to him and shook his hand; the crowd erupted. Whether we liked it or not, we were back. Now we just need to make F.A.T.S.O. work again. Brendan Smith welcomes your comments at

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a power struggle. As our membership grew, so did our voices. What was once denied recent transplants to New Hampshire (real Brooklyn bagels and potato knishes to name a couple) were soon appearing in supermarkets across the state after a long week of protests and lobbying at the State House in Concord. We did only get into the frozen food section. A small victory, but a victory still. The next step was an obvious one; the formation of the Flatlander Ticket to grow our own real voice in New Hampshire. That is when the trouble really started. It was time to choose a candidate to put up in the next gubernatorial election. Of course, there were only two viable candidates: Vinnie and myself. I was happy to let Vinnie be the one, but the others in the group felt differently. We were equal in our passion but, as this candidate thing goes, I was a little better looking. Not by much. It was 2000 and the candidates on the Democratic and Republican tickets weren’t exactly eye candy so we thought any advantage was helpful. I graciously accepted the nomination and tried to rally the group together for the next fight. We knew we wouldn’t win the first time out, but we thought we could bring the needs of our group more to the forefront. What could be better than a real slice of New York Pizza that didn’t come from a microwave? It only made sense that I relinquish my control of F.A.T.S.O to Vinnie, which he begrudgingly accepted. My repeated attempts at running for Governor continued to fail and, last year, I announced that after six tries it was time to give up and pass on the torch. (I was now 57, bald


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From The State House Bad Bill Of The Month HB 135 Sponsored by Rep. Stephen Shurtleff, Merrimack 11

1. Eliminates the provision allowing a person to use deadly force anywhere he or she has a right to be. (If by Rep. Jane you are in a Cormier dark parking Belknap District 8 lot, just be ready to run, I guess…) 2. Amends the definition of nondeadly force. (The bill amends by removing, “The act of producing or displaying a weapon shall constitute non deadly force.”) 3. Repeals the provision granting civil immunity for the use of force in certain circumstances. (Be careful about showing your gun in a possibly dangerous situation or you could be in serious trouble…?)

The sponsor of this bill, Rep. Steven Shurtleff, is a retired U. S. Marshall and law enforcement officer. As a “qualified retired law enforcement officer”, he is covered under (LEOSA) the federal Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act, to carry a concealed firearm in any jurisdiction in the United States. This means Rep. Shurtleff is immune from the provisions of his own bill! This bill seeks to restrain law abiding citizens from carrying under their Second Amendment rights. However, Rep. Shurtleff will have the right to carry anywhere – anytime. Hypocrisy at its finest? You bet it is. But, our story continues… At the public hearing of the bill, on Jan. 22, according to Andrew Hemingway (recent candidate for Chairman of the NHGOP), “…at the NH State House, hundreds See cormier on 18

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Amnesty Gang Throws Law-Abiders Under the Bus President Obama and the bipartisan Gang of Eight in Washington who want to create a “pathway to citizenship” for millions of by Michelle Malkin illegal aliens Syndicated Columnist have sent a message loud and clear to those who follow the rules: You’re chumps! Have you patiently waited for months and years for the State Department and Department of Homeland Security to slog through your application? You’re chumps! Have you paid thousands of dollars in travel, legal and medical fees to abide by the thicket of entry, employment, health and processing regulations? You’re chumps! Have you studied for your naturalization test, taken the oath of allegiance to heart, embraced our time-tested principle of the rule of law, and demonstrated that you will be a financially independent, productive citizen? You’re chumps! Unrepentant amnesty peddlers on both sides of the aisle admit their plan is all about votes and power. Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain continues his futile chase for the Hispanic bloc. Illinois Democratic Rep. Luis Gutierrez is openly salivating at the prospect of millions of new illegal aliens -- future Democratic Party dependents of the Nanny State -- who could be eligible for Obamacare and a plethora of other government benefits despite clear prohibitions against them. These cynical pols insist that the rest of law-abiding Americans and law-abiding permanent residents

must support Washington’s push to “do something” because “11 million people are living in the shadows.” To which I say: So? There are 23 million Americans out of work. Why aren’t they Washington’s top priority anymore? Didn’t both parties once pledge that j-o-b-s for unemployed and underemployed Americans was Job No. 1? Why is the very first major legislative push of 2013 another mass amnesty/voter drive/entitlement expansion? If Washington is really concerned about people “living in the shadows,” how about prioritizing the jaw-dropping backlog of 500,000plus fugitive deportee cases. These are more than a half-million illegal aliens who have been apprehended, who had their day in immigration court, who have been ordered to leave the country, and who were then released and absconded into the ether. Poof! After the 9/11 terrorist attacks, pols pretended to get serious about fixing the broken deportation system and enacted absconder apprehension initiatives to track down these national security risks. But over the past dozen years, only 100,000 out of 600,000-plus fugitive illegal aliens targeted by the program have been found. Why isn’t the search and removal of these repeat offenders more important than giving “11 million people living in the shadows” a “pathway to citizenship”? Question: If border security and immigration enforcement are truly a priority to our elected officials, why must these two basic government responsibilities be tethered to benefits for line-jumping illegal aliens? See whether any politician can answer without sputtering about “11 million people living in the shadows” or invoking the over-

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Surrounded By Enemies -Until Jan. 30, I was working on a story about reaction here in Israel to the Obama administration’s decision to provide advanced by Oliver North Syndicated Columnist F-16 aircraft to Egypt. All that changed early Wednesday, when I received a call from an Israeli friend who told me: “Last night, the (Israeli air force) carried out a raid on a weapons convoy in Syria.” He said the trucks were en route to Lebanon, making a “delivery of arms to Hezbollah,” and “all aircraft returned safely.” He then added, “Let’s see how long it takes for us to be condemned by the ‘friends of terrorists’ for protecting ourselves.” Less than two hours after that call, Syria’s government-controlled media announced that “Israeli warplanes have violated international law and attacked a scientific research center in the Jamraya district of Damascus province.” The Assad regime’s state television claimed that “two innocent civilians were killed, and five were injured” in this “breach of Syrian sovereignty.” European and U.S. news agencies speculated that the target may have been chemical weapons being moved out of the grasp of rebels fighting Bashar Assad’s Iranian-supported army. So what really happened? Was the target a research laboratory in Damascus province or a munitions convoy headed for Hezbollah, Iran’s proxy in Lebanon? In fairness to my media colleagues, straight answers to such questions are hard to come by. The Syrians routinely lie about anything. They blame “Zionist aggressors” and “occupiers” -- meaning Israel -- for everything. And unlike the leak-prone, chest-thumping O-Team in Washington, the government of Israel rarely confirms or denies reports of military operations outside the Jewish state’s borders. “No comment” has become standard operating procedure for the Israeli government. In 2007, after reports surfaced in Western and Mideast media about an Israeli air force attack on a Syrian nuclear reactor, Israeli officials simply


refused to talk about the event. In October of last year, Sudan’s radical Islamist government protested an “Israeli air attack” that destroyed an Iranian-operated weapons depot in Khartoum. When asked about the validity of the claim, a spokesman for the Netanyahu government said, “We’re not going to talk about whether that happened or not.” And they didn’t. Though it’s tough to get official comments about specific actions Israel may take or has taken, there is no doubt that civilians and government officials here are increasingly concerned about the turmoil on their borders. On Tuesday, at an international space conference and just hours before the “event” in Syria, Gen. Amir Eshel, chief of staff of the Israeli air force, said Syria is an example of “the weakening governance in neighboring countries that heralds greater exposure to hostile activity.” He continued: “We work every day in order to lessen the immediate threats and to create better conditions so that we will be victorious in future wars. This is a struggle in which the air force is a central player, from here to thousands of kilometers away.” To most of us, that sounds like a straightforward message to the Muslim Brotherhood-dominated government in Egypt, radical Islamists in Lebanon, Syria, Sudan and Gaza, and the ayatollahs in Tehran. But that doesn’t mean any of them are necessarily paying attention. On Wednesday, Ali AbdulKarim Ali, Syria’s ambassador in Lebanon, announced that the Zionist aggression gives Syria “the option and the capacity to surprise in retaliation.” Iranian state TV is threatening that the Israeli attack would have “serious consequences for Tel Aviv.” And the 22-member Arab League, headquartered in Cairo, issued a statement condemning “the cruel aggression in the invasion of Syrian air space.” My calls to Israeli friends -- in and out of government -- shed little new light on what really happened in Syria this week. One, a now retired confidant of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s, chuckled when I asked him whether the Israeli air force target was a shipment of Russian-made manportable surface-to-air missiles. His reply: “Oliver, I’m not going

to answer that. But if you really need something, you may quote me as a former Israeli government official: ‘The Obama administration is committed to gun control. We are, too. Denying our sworn enemies a chance to use their

weapons against us is our gun control policy.’” Unwilling to give up, I finally got Mark Regev, Netanyahu’s spokesman, to go on the record. I asked him about the reported air attack See north on 20

Shouting Louder An old-time trial lawyer once said, “When your case is weak, shout louder!” Secretary of State Hillary Clinton shouted louder when by Thomas Sowell asked about Syndicated Columnist the Obama administration’s story last fall that the September 11th attack on the U.S. ambassador’s quarters in Benghazi was due to an anti-Islamic video that someone in the United States had put on the Internet, and thereby provoked a protest that escalated into violence. She shouted: “We had four dead Americans. Was it because of a protest or was it because of guys out for a walk one night who decided they’d go kill some Americans? What difference, at this point, does it make?” Students of propaganda may

admire the skill with which she misdirected people’s attention. But those of us who are still old-fashioned enough to think that the truth matters cannot applaud her success. Let’s go back to square one. After the attack on the American ambassador’s quarters in Benghazi that killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans, the Obama administration immediately blamed it on the anti-Islamic video. Moreover, this version of what happened was not just a passing remark. It was a story that the administration kept repeating insistently. U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice repeated that story on five different television talk shows on the same Sunday. President Obama himself repeated the same story at the United Nations. The man who put the anti-Islamic video on the Internet was arrested for a parole violation, creating more media See Sowell on 26


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Stan The Man I was embarrassed and dumbfounded. I’d thought all great players from baseball’s Golden Age were gone. Ted Williams died in 2002 three years after Joe DiMaggio. When Bob Feller died in 2010, I somehow thought he was the last of the superstars who put on their country’s uniform during World War II before returning to wear their baseball uniforms en route to the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. And then I heard of the January 19th death of Stan “The Man” Musial, at age 92. I didn’t realize he was still alive. I was embarrassed and dumbfounded. It shows how parochial some of us American Leaguers are, especially in these parts. That anyone could forget about Musial speaks volumes about how this unassuming outfielder avoided the limelight, both during and after his career. He played in St. Louis, not New York or L.A. He hit more for average than power. He didn’t marry Marilyn Monroe. Indeed, Musial stayed married to Lillian for 72 years. In a stirring homage, Sports Illustrated’s Richard Hoffer wrote that Musial “was, sadly for the purposes of biography, both too competent and too reliably happy for his own good. It is not the style of our age to appreciate unironic achievement. It hasn’t been since Eisenhower left office.” New Englanders like me

focus on the American League and the Red Sox or the Yankees. Of course we know about the Cardinals, but the Red Sox just don’t play in St. Louis. I checked out Musial’s numbers. Even though he never hit 40 homers in a season, he had 475 for his career, including 39 in 1948 to go along with a .376 batting average and 131 RBIs. That year he led the league with runs (135), hits (230) doubles (46) triples (18) total bases (429) and slugging percentage (.702). Hoffer wrote that “while he may have been doing this all this far from the media centers of the nation, it wasn’t as if he were operating in secrecy. From 1946 to 1955 it was LIFE Magazine’s opinion that Musial was the best player of that postwar decade.” Musial batted .331 lifetime, finishing his career with a base hit in his final at bat in 1963. That hit was the 3630th of his career, then second only behind Ty Cobb. He hit over .300 sixteen years in a row. In 1962 he hit .330

at the age of 41. If under-appreciated in places like New England, Musial certainly got his due in St. Louis, where he assumed iconic stature. Several statues honor his career, including one engraved with the words of baseball commissioner Ford Frick, who spoke of “Stan the Man” on the occasion of Musial’s last game. “Here stands baseball’s perfect warrior. Here stands baseball’s perfect knight.” RIP, Stan the Man. RIP. Born Today ... That is to say, sports standouts born on February 7 include Major League pitcher Burt Hooton (1950), former Red Sox batting champion Carney Lansford (1957), and L.A. Laker point guard Steve Nash (1974). It’s hard to believe that Nash will turn 40 next year! Sportsquiz Who was the first NHL player to score 1000 career points? (Answer follows). See moffett on 20


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intellectual pursuits. Gilot’s education includes a BA in philosophy from the Sorbonne and a degree in English Literature from Cambridge. Years later, she received an honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts from Hofstra. Gilot’s body of art work might not have been, if she had pursued a law degree as her father had hoped. For that, museums around the world are grateful. A colorist, is how Gilot is described and it cannot be understated how exquisite her subtle color choices are. Gilot is known for her oil paintings, gouaches, lithography and works on paper. She is a mast e r of portraits, still life’s, landscapes and works in line. Gilot’s works are considered anamorphic – the natural order of the images are calibrated in a new and auspicious way that invites the colors she is known for. Gilot’s oeuvre is not limited to tradition. She has created paintings in the round, mandalas and some highly regarded “floating paintings” whose fea-


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Meredith Village Savings Bank Contributes Through Mitten Tree Program Meredith Village Savings Bank thanks the local community for their generous support with their annual “Mitten Tree” program. Local residents donated 1,503 mittens, hats and scarves which were in turn distributed to those in need in our region. In addition, MVSB contributed a total of $3006 - $2 per item donated - to local nonprofits.

Each of the Bank’s 11 offices accepted and proudly displayed handmade or purchased mittens, hats and scarves during the four weeks preceding Christmas. The donated items were given to local schools and non-profits for distribution to the local community. Non-profit organizations benefiting from the program this year fell into 3 different categories. Each person donating warm winter wearable selected the category for the associated $2 donation. As a result, $1108 went to local senior service organizations, $366 was allotted to local humane societies and $1532 as distributed to local food

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Still at 7.9%? Marco, Never Trust Them! Our friend JUDY has a “Smart Phone.� Her phone service is based in Laconia. Yet, wherever she is, she by Niel Young listens live Advocates Columnist to my radio program! Judy tells me she uses “Tune-In Radio.� I may be the only person who does not own such a wonderful invention. With my busy schedule and lack of electronic knowledge I do not text, tweet, send photos, or Tune-in radio. WEZS provides live stream at wezs. com for my nine hours, and the podcast for the four hour edition on Saturday. Never miss The Advocates. ******** I stand by Sen. Kelly Ayotte’s vote against Sandy’s Christmas Tree of money for the victims in New Jersey and New York. Once again, politicians take advantage of a tragedy and load on their pet projects knowing that the legislation will pass. We are working on an interview with our senator for this Saturday. Kelly and many other Republicans saw through this unprincipled move by fellow senators. ******** DAILY CALLER: “New York Democratic Sen. CHUCK SCHUMER on Monday applauded Florida Republican Sen. MARCO RUBIO for helping craft a blueprint for a bipartisan rewrite of immigration law. “But on Thursday, Schumer dropped a political anvil on him by gutting his part of the overhaul. “Rubio joined Schumer’s Jan. 28 announcement of deal because it was built on Rubio’s proposal to pair citizenship awards for roughly 11 million illegal immigrants to an independent group that would declare when the border is

secured.� Marco, we know you would like to be president. Show us that you will not be used (had) by the Liberal Socialist Democrats again. ******** Back in 2010, Democratic state House candidate Keith David Halloran of Rindge wrote on his Facebook page that he wished Sarah Palin and her daughter’s former boyfriend had been killed in the fatal plane crash that took the life of former Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens. If the Obama Zombies wish that someone whom they differ with politically would die or be killed that is more evidence of their hatred for a fiscal/social conservative like me. What is it with the southwestern corner of NH? If they are not wishing that folks of another philosophy would die, Comrade Cindy Chase and her defenders believe that if you are not one of them, if you live here; LEAVE. If you are thinking about relocating here, DON’T! What is their position on ILLEGAL ENTRY of bad people into our country? They, with the help of THEIR President, want folks who they hate because they differ, to be silent. Our side believes that the First, Second, and Fourth Amendments are the best, they see us as an enemy to their goal. ******** Perhaps the William Loeb approach is in order. I was a fan. In my little way Comrade Cindy and the voters need to be reminded often of her low opinion of her constituents and her wish to pick and choose who gets to live in NH! How does the younger generation see “CC?� Do they as their parents before them seek freedom? Comrade Cindy and Obama have this opinion of themselves that they are Superior, and THEY know what is best, and WHO should be speaking for NH, and the nation.

“CCâ€? is right out of the Obama/Emanuel Chicago Playbook. But even with our nation $16.4 trillion in debt, some in Washington still believe that a crisis isn’t something that should go to waste. And as additional Sandy relief legislation was written, a few members of Congress decided to use an emergency disaster recovery bill to give a free ride to millions in non-emergency spending. It’s precisely the kind of irresponsible spending practice that is bankrupting our country. ******** Nearing the end of this column I take a quick look at what is happening this late Friday afternoon. NEWSBUSTERS.COM: “The Bureau of Labor Statistics released jobs numbers for January Friday showing that nonfarm payroll employment increased by 157,000 and the unemployment rate rose to 7.9 percent.â€? CHICAGO (CBS): “Hold on to your wallets: we are in the middle of a gas price spike, and experts say it will only get worse. CBS 2′s Courtney Gousman learned several factors might push the price in our area to more than $4 a gallon. “You might have noticed gas is on the rise. Gas senior petroleum analyst Patrick DeHaan said it’s up 20 cents per gallon over the last week. He predicted the climb will continue.â€? One Democrat that always impressed me is NYC Mayor ED KOCH. A good man, with a great sense of humor is gone. ******** I leave you with this: what is going on around the city council table in Franklin? Two highly paid employees drawing a paycheck for months and no answer as to why employees have lost their taxpayer funded jobs at Manchester West High School.

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new home on the lake isn’t cheap, especially today. The homes that Joe started building 20 years ago were smaller lakefront homes that were typically modified capes with an open concept living area with cathedral ceilings, a fireplace, lots of glass facing

A Room With A View houses. These homes all have that “lake home� feel and they are all something very special. That’s in part because Lake Winnipesaukee is a special place but it’s also because Joe’s clients demand the very best and he delivers. Joe’s buyers come mostly from a 20 mile radius of Boston, but others are from as far away as the West Coast, Florida, and the UK. His clients are affluent, they know what they want, and they have the wherewithal to obtain it. Buying or building a

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as everyone wants one and his customers all are happy with smiles on their faces. While the smaller homes he started building are still very appealing, the market has changed and they aren’t selling as well, so Joe is now focusing on larger, high end, estate type homes with equal success. I met with Joe at a beautiful 9,000 square foot home on Lake Winnipesaukee that he built a few years ago for a client. This client needed more space for his family and friends to come and share the experience and the serenity on Lake Winnipesaukee. So Joe is building him a garage with additional living quarters above, an outdoor kitchen, plus a pool and hot tub area. The home is a classic looking Adirondack style home, but Joe describes this home, and others that he has built, as basically a ranch. He points out that the home provides the owner with a single level living lifestyle with an open concept custom gourmet kitchen and great room combination, a sumptuous first floor master suite, and an amazing screened-inporch for summer get-togethers. While no expense has been spared with the high end finishes and quality materials, this home is very comfortable and provides that laid back lake home feel that is so sought after. But the important point here is that this home, as well as the others that Joe builds, are not the energy consuming megamansions some people might think they are. In reality, they are highly energy efficient, high tech wonders on the lake. “Big homes, low impact,” as Joe puts it. The buyers for these homes now tend to be very conscious of their carbon footprint and have the wherewithal to pay for the systems and building materials that will reduce the energy consumption of

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The History of Valentines Day Is the history of Valentines Day expressed in the current celebration of yummy chocolates, lovely cards, and sparkling engagement rings? What is the story behind such a highly-retailed celebration? Some say the day is named after a bishop named Valentine, who was stationed in the Roman Empire. Claudius II was the Emperor at that time. He thought that unmarried men made better soldiers, so he decided to make it a law that young men could not marry. Around 270 A.D., Valentine took pity on the ostracized soldiers who were not permitted to marry or see their sweethearts. He became an advocate of these young lovers and began to perform secret marriages. He was soon found out and jailed. Emperor Claudius II at-

tempted to convert Valentine to begin worshipping the Roman gods, but Valentine refused. Instead, he tried to convert Claudius to Christianity and Valentine sentenced to be executed on February 24, 270. Another version of the history of Valentines Day tells that Valentine fell in love with his jailer’s daughter. Just before his death, he sent her a note and signed it “from your Valentine.” An aura of romance surrounded his demise and those who knew about it spread the tale. Bishop Valentine became Saint Valentine with his fame extending to England and France. After his death, Valentine then became what is known as a “Patron Saint.” Some considered him the spiritual overseer of an annual festival in which young Romans would distribute cards

of affection to those they wished to formally see. This festival was held each February 14. There are Valentine cards in museums worldwide that date back to 1415. February has been the month to celebrate love ever since the Middle Ages. Even though the history of Valentines Day is unclear, it has become one of the most popular holidays among lovers and florists! The common symbols of Valentine’s Day in this era are cupids, hearts, roses, teddy bears, and words of adoration. Children exchange valentine cards decorated with current comic and cartoon icons. Adults have continued this tradition of card giving which makes this day, behind Christmas, the second largest card-sending holiday of the year.

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voters is too great for the chairwoman, then it is incumbent upon Speaker Norelli to remove her as chair and replace her with one that respects the voice of the people… Following the removal of the Redress of Grievances Committee and now these statements, it is becoming apparent that this Democrat-lead House is not interested in hearing from the citizens of New Hampshire. They were elected to represent the voters of New Hampshire, yet their unwillingness to listen begs the question: Who exactly are they representing?” Hmmm…very good question, Andrew. Very good question. HB 135 is a bad bill all the way around. But, don’t forget readers, elected officials work for YOU. YOU vote us in and YOU vote us out. It’s all good.

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for many more years. While a wind farm in the dessert in New Mexico might make some sense to proponents of wind energy, defacing and scarring our majestic mountain ridge lines throughout this beautiful state should be a crime. Do we want to be known as the Granite State or the Turbine State? Our tax dollars fund large portions of these projects in several ways (through grants and loans, subsidies, and tax credits), so in essence We The People are paying to destroy the natural beauty that not only we enjoy, but we’re throwing away the income generated by the tourists who choose to come here because of our scenic lakes and mountains. Please, if you’re truly concerned about “green energy” and the environment, consider these points and act accordingly. Our elected officials need to know that the voters, taxpayers and even tourists that enjoy all of the mountains, lakes and other natural wonders our state has to offer want them to see the truth on wind energy in New Hampshire.

of citizens came together to provide testimony to the House Criminal Justice and Safety Committee in regards to HB 135. The citizens who took valuable time out of their busy schedules arrived and gave testimony both in support of and in opposition to HB 135. After a particularly moving statement from a citizen in opposition of HB 135, there were a few who clapped briefly showing their support. It was at this point that the Chair showed her true bias and her true ideology by saying, “Show some respect for the members of this committee. We are forced to sit here and suffer through this…I am not going to tolerate this!” Mr. Hemingway went on to say, “…I am calling for her immediate removal as Chair of the committee. If the burden of listening to

did the math on the number of vehicles that would be needed for construction of the proposed 37 turbine “Wild Meadows Wind Farm” and between cement trucks and construction vehicles it would be about 1500. This doesn’t include the vehicles driven by the individuals working on the construction. We’ve all heard about how much pollution and carbon our everyday vehicles create, consider for a moment the impact from 1500 tractor trailers and cement trucks. Add to this the need for these vehicles to be on industrial strength roads much wider than the existing (often dirt or gravel) roads that are currently in the areas they propose for these wind farms and the CO2 impact from those construction vehicles as well as the asphalt that will be laid for these reconstructed (and possibly rerouted) roads as well as the loss of more trees in order to widen the roads and it becomes absurd that the wind farms could be considered “green.” The turbines currently are said to have about a 20-25 year lifespan. The trees cut to make room for them can offset much more carbon

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Do Feeders Create Dependency? by Steve White Contributing Writer

Feeding wild birds, especially during the winter months, generally is assumed to be beneficial. But could there be a downside to this enjoyable hobby that over 63 million people participate in? If birds become overly dependent on humans and their feeders, would they fail to develop, or lose, the ability to forage efficiently on naturally occurring foods? Our loyal costumers and listeners to our radio show have many questions regarding this topic. We will be using an actual scientific study to help you understand this ongoing debate about serving food to wild birds and then you decide. This will be a twopart series. Today’s article will describe, in detail, the actual process used in the study. Next article, we will report the findings and conclusions of this exhaustive study. From 1984-1988, Professor Margaret Brittingham of the University of Wisconsin conducted scientific studies involving black-capped chickadees. Chickadees are one of the smallest birds that remain in the north during winter. They are also one of the most common resident birds found in most regions of the northern range of the USA. The small body size and high metabolic rate create a large need for energy. They spend much of the daylight hours foraging for food. At night, they roost in protected areas and become hypothermic. Even with this process, chickadees can lose 10% of their body weight overnight. They must find

food to survive each and every day during the winter months. Professor Brittingham decided to compare two very distinct groups of chickadees in the Wisconsin regions. She banded both groups with the help of volunteers and monitored their food intake. The first group of chickadees, about 35, had never seen bird feeders. We know that chickadees have a limited feeding range, approximately one mile. She chose an area of woods miles away from any human habitat. The second group of chickadees was located in the same region, but near human feeders that had been in existence for over 20 years. These potentially-dependent birds were about 49 in total. The color coded bands allowed researchers to monitor the number of visits to feeders filled with sunflower seeds that each bird used prior to the start of the study. Both groups were observed in their natural surroundings for two years. After that, she had the volunteers immediately remove all bird feeders from the second group before the next winter season approached. Both banded groups of chickadees would experience the same weather during the upcoming October-April study period. Average low temperatures were below freezing with many days during this time frame below zero. No attempts were made to offer any human foods sources. After generations of human feeding, would the second group of chickadees know how or where to search for natural foods sources? Could these feeder-dependent birds survive a typical winter without succumbing to the elements? In our next article, we will answer these and many

more questions regarding wild bird dependency on backyard bird feeders. In the meantime, enjoy the extraordinary sights that birders are experiencing this winter season. It is probably the best in over a decade. Wild Bird Depot is located on Rt 11 in Gilford, NH. Steve White is a contributing author in major publications, a guest lecturer at major conventions in Atlanta and St. Louis as well as the host of WEZS 1350AM radio show “Bird Calls” with Lakes Region Newsday @ 8:30AM. Wild Bird Depot has donated over $5,000 to local rehabilitators and local nature centers since 1996. Be sure to check out our blog “Bird Droppings” via our website www.wildbirddepot. com. Like us on Facebook for great contests and prizes.

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worn race card. (By the way, we all know that moldy “11 million� statistic can’t be right. Open borders groups have cited it for nearly 15 years as amnesty measure after amnesty measure attracted new generations of illegal aliens to the country.) You know who else deserves more attention and compassion than “11 million people living in the shadows�? The 4.6 million individuals around the world who legally applied for sponsored green cards and followed the established legal immigration process. They’ve been shunted aside while the Obama administration ushers illegal alien “DREAM� waiver winners to the front of the line. As Jessica Vaughan of the Center for Immigration Studies points out: “It is clear that there is no way the roughly one million or more potential Dreamers can be accommodated

by (the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service) without noticeably slowing down the processing of legal immigrants (emphasis added). The agency already processes six million applications a year without the amnesty add-ons. There have been nearly a dozen major amnesty laws, affecting at least five million illegal aliens, passed since the Reagan 1986 amnesty. These beneficiaries and their families have crowded out legal immigrants and increased their application waiting times in untold ways. GOP Rep. Lamar Smith of Texas asked the Obama administration last summer to disclose data on how much the DREAM waiver amnesty alone has affected adjudication/processing times for everyone else. The White House has failed to answer the request. Want a reality check? Not one of the past federal amnesties was associated with a decline in illegal

immigration. Instead, the number of illegal aliens in the U.S. has tripled since 1986. The total effect of the amnesties was even larger because relatives later joined amnesty recipients, and this number was multiplied by an unknown number of children born to amnesty recipients who then acquired automatic U.S. citizenship. Hopelessly naive (or stubbornly self-deluded) freshman GOP Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida insists that any new recipients of the Gang of Eight’s Grand Pander scheme will have to “go to the back of the line and wait behind everybody who applied before them, the right way.� Rubio emphasizes to conservative talk show hosts that there will be background checks and rigorous vetting. But as I’ve reported for the past two decades, the background check process has been corrupted under both Democratic and Republican admin-



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become a pillar in Franco/German relations, and moreover, a building block of the wider European Union. Agreements between Paris and Berlin deal with everything from defense and diplomacy to culture and youth programs. One cannot drive round France without seeing the nearly 2,000 sister city agreements between French and German cities and towns; places, some of which two generations ago, would have signified the sanguinary chapters of WWII. On the anniversary of the Treaty, French President Francois Hollande and his cabinet went to Berlin for festivities including a joint meeting in the German Parliament with Chancellor Angela Merkel. The events were marked by political pomp, but more importantly symbolism and emotion. In fact since 1988, France and Germany established a common defense and security body, and economic, cultural and environmental committees. Here at the UN Franco/ German cooperation is close and has been reflected in the Security Council as recently as last year when Germany was a non-permanent member. Militarily, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the joint Franco/German brigade, an army unit serving as part of the Eurocorps.

On a lighter side, the French and German government mints have jointly issued a 2 Euro coin which commemorates the landmark treaty. German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle described the Ă&#x2030;lysĂŠe Treaty as a â&#x20AC;&#x153;gem in the European treasure chest.â&#x20AC;? He cited the â&#x20AC;&#x153;exciting evolutionâ&#x20AC;? of the relationship which is based not only on formal government ties but the friendship between citizens, especially young people. Importantly while different political parties may be in power in either Paris or Berlin such as is the current case with the French Socialist Hollande and the German conservative Merkel, as contrasted to the closer personal tie with his predecessor Nicolas Sarkozy, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s still tremendous political rapport between both sides. Westerwelle adds, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think there are any rules for this, no predictability. Cooperation depends on personalitiesâ&#x20AC;Śit has nothing to do with parties or party politics. What matters is that you develop a good rapport.â&#x20AC;? Pierre Rousselin wrote editorially in Le Figaro, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Fifty years later, the historic moment needs to be celebrated with even more conviction. The agreement outlined by the Ă&#x2030;lysĂŠe Treaty is in the interest

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Acoustic Country Pickin Party

Tilton Senior Center from 7pm-9pm every Wednesday.

Lakes Region Camera Club Meeting

Trinity Episcopal Church, Rt. 25, Meredith. 7:30pm. First and third Tuesdays of the month. Persons of any experience level are welcome. or 340-2359

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Wild Winter Walk: Guided Tour of the Gephart Exhibit Trail

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Nate Sweeney (L) a graduate of the Huot Center Building Construction Program, returned to help with the bob house with his boss, Larry Greeley of Tradesmen Builders Corp, who Nate met at last year’s project. Both donated their time brendan smith Photos to the project. bob house from 1

of programs not just lessons but also steps into the world of employment. Matt Towle is the Construction Trades Teacher at Huot. He keeps busy teaching classes that encompass about 400 students from six area schools: Laconia, Gilford, Inter Lakes, Belmont, Winnisquam and Franklin. Students have to be at least sixteen years of age which means that most of them are in the program as juniors and seniors. “During the year we will focus on building things like sheds, picnic tables and other things,” said Towle. “Recently we finished a 12-foot by 40-foor houseboat that was very impressive.” The bob house project has become the high profile project for the classes. Working with Lakes Region Builders and Remodelers Association (LRBRA) and their many members, the Huot Construction classes have received donations of materials for the project as well as donations of time, like from Larry and Nate, who helped with the project that needed to be com-

pleted in one day. (It might be Nate’s last project for a while as he will be heading out to Paris Island in South Carolina for basic training for the Marine Corps in a little over a week.) Businesses who contributed to the project are: Middleton Building Supply of Meredith. Paul Palmquist of Middleton drew up the initial bob house plans and they also provided the lumber and insulation. Boulia-Gorrell of Laconia donated the storm door. Mills Industries of Laconia provided the black Milplast corrugated plastic material, Drews Affordable Steel Roofing of Gilford and Tilton donated the roof, Portland Glass provided the windows, SherwinWilliams Paint in Laconia donated the paint and Dave Auls Painting did the painting. Belknap Landscaping helped feed the workers by donating to help the Huot Center Culinary School make lunches. The students involved with the construction classes who are intent on See bob house on 25


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Chase Away Those Winter Blues... Cabin Fever Lecture Series Returns Sunday Afternoons at the Wright! Two Building Construction Program students measuring a piece of Milplast corrugated plastic material. Watching is Dale Squires of Lakes Region Builders and Remodelers Association. brendan smith Photos

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making careers in the field have seized the opportunities to meet with local contractors with some already having their eyes on possible jobs upon graduation. Working with LRBRA gives many that opportunity. It’s a win for the program and a win for the businesses. LRBRA has also recently been involved with other community projects like the Fenway Green Monster replica built at Robbie Mills Field in Laconia and the set for the WLNH Children’s Auction. The Bob House giveaway has been advertised on local radio station 93.3 The Wolf as well as other stations owned by Binnie Media, all of that time donated as well. People have been calling in to get a chance at winning the bob house, and the construction had yet to start. It was to be a challenge as last year the project turned into a “long day”

according to Larry. This year some new additions to the bob house include windows (there were none last year) and a trap door style fishing hole, making it more of a turnkey bob house (so to speak). The bob house is on display in front of Laconia High School and will be moved to Meredith for the giveaway on Saturday, February 9th. The bob house will be moved with the help of Cantin Chevrolet in Laconia who donated a truck for the trip. As the desire to learn skills like building construction are increasing so are the facilities at Huot. The new facility that will host the building construction programs as well as manufacturing, pre-engineering and automotive technology will be hosting an open house on February 13th.

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coverage to keep attention on this theme. “What difference, at this point, does it make?” Secretary Clinton now asks. What difference did it make at the time? Obviously the Obama administration thought it made a difference, with an election coming up. Prior to the attack, the administration’s political theme was that Barack Obama had killed Osama bin Laden (with an assist from the Navy SEALs), vanquished Al Qaeda and was now in the process of putting the terrorist threat behind us. To have the attack in Benghazi be seen as a terrorist attack -- and a devastating one -- would have ruined this picture, with an election coming up. The key question that

remains unanswered to this day is: What speck of evidence is there that the attack in Benghazi was due to the much-discussed video or that there was ever any protest demonstration outside the ambassador’s quarters? If there is no evidence whatever, then the whole attempt to say that a protest over a video escalated into an attack was a deliberate hoax by people who knew better. There is no point in the administration saying that they did not have all the facts about the attack immediately. All the facts may never be known. But the real question is: Did you have even a single fact that would substantiate your repeated claims that some video led to a protest in Benghazi that got out of hand and led to the attack?




Interestingly, Hillary Clinton herself was not featured in this campaign, even though as Secretary of State she was a key figure. Hillary was not about to create video footage that could come back to haunt her if she runs for President of the United States in 2016. In a larger context, the Benghazi attack showed that you cannot unilaterally end the “war on terror” or the terrorists’ war on us, by declaring victory. For years, the Bush administration’s phrase “war on terror” was avoided like the plague by the Obama administration, even if that required the Fort Hood massacre to be classified as “workplace violence.” But, no matter how clever the rhetoric, reality nevertheless rears its ugly head.

Once the September art girl from 11 11th attack in Benghazi is seen for what it was tures thrive sans primer -- a highly coordinated or frame. Years into her career, and highly successful operation by terrorists who Gilot explained her crewere said to have been ative process as coming vanquished -- that calls from her mind. That into question the Obama way, she said she is administration’s Middle able to remove what she doesn’t like and choose East foreign policy. That is why it still mat- what to remember. It is this way that Gilot ters. works 99% of the time. Thomas Sowell is a seKimberly B. Severnior fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford Uni- ance is an artist and art v e r s i t y , S t a n f o r d , C A teacher who will be con94305. His website is tributing occasional To find ticles concerning all avout more about Thomas enues of art. Her email is Sowell and read features by other Creators Syndicate columnists and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate Web page at




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AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Good news: Your skillful handling of a recent matter has won admiration from someone who could be influential in any upcoming decisions involving you. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) You continue to welcome new friends into the widening circle of people whom you hold dear. One of those newcomers soon might have something special to tell you. BORN THIS WEEK: You love nature and inspire others to follow your example of concern for the planet’s well-being.

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61 Very nature 62 Hardly the saintly type 65 Secret love affairs 67 More hokey, as a joke 70 “Star Wars” knight 71 “Who’s there?” reply 72 Quick trot 75 Cry out loud 78 Activist Brockovich 80 Malia or Sasha 82 The “O” of NATO: Abbr. 84 Not divided 87 “Son of -!” 89 Clever, specious reasoners 91 Crib clothes 92 Prize getter 93 Division 95 Modern Greek 97 Mr. - (old whodunit game) 98 Caviar base 99 Loggins & - (“Your Mama Don’t Dance” duo) 101 Aspen sport 102 Bullring holler 103 - Doria (ill-fated liner) 106 Bikini Island, e.g. 107 Lilt syllable 108 Italian for “hundred” 109 Neurotic worrying 110 Unleash upon 111 School, in Paris 112 More rational 115 Fell behind financially 118 Zeus or Thor 119 Ben- 120 Eden exile 121 “Te- -!”

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The conjoined twins were grateful to be growing at the same rate! -Lynn Krautz, Meredith, NH.

Fred and Ed, Siamese twins joined since birth by their hair. -Rick Kaufman, Dover, NH.

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lack of options. That may seem a little odd with literally hundreds of homes on the market, but these buyers know what they want. They came up here with handsome budgets …. and could not find a property to buy, couldn’t find exactly what they wanted; so building a new home was the best option! They feel that if they are going to have their dream home on the lake then they might as well build new and get exactly what they want. In

addition, the home is going to be much more efficient and economical to heat and cool because the technologies have advanced so far. If you have a five year old house, it is antiquated.” A consistent theme with Joe’s clients is that they want their home to be very comfortable for just two people, be able to live on the main level, but also be able to accommodate twelve to fourteen guests. The house that we are in has a 2,500 square foot main level and the owners

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Relaxing by the lake. never go upstairs or use the space unless needed. So while this is a truly large square footage home, it is like owning a small ranch that has large auxiliary spaces that are only used, as needed. “Every single thing I suggested that they put in here to reduce the carbon footprint, they did! Without exception,” Joe said. The economic impact on the Lakes Region of the clients that Joe serves is immense. The job he is currently on will keep his crews and subcontractors busy for the winter. Joe will build anywhere from four to seven homes a

year. There are a number of other high end builders on the lake that do the same. And, “after a client spends anywhere from $2 to $8 million to build a new home they generally spend another $100,000 to $300,000 a year in the Lakes Region on everything from property maintenance to recreation!” And that money gets spread around. Joe points out that “it not only goes to the Towns to help support the schools, fire departments, police departments, etc; the funds also go to a multitude of service providers including landscapers, painters, cleaners, pool companies,

and so on. Every one of houses we build turns into an annuity of $100,000 to $300,000 for the middle class people living in the Lakes Region.” This segment of the housing market pumps millions and millions of dollars each year into the local economy, not only providing steady employment to the local tradesmen that construct the buildings but, also to the local service companies that maintain them. Reiterating how important this economic impact is, “We have all these ‘guests’ that come up and provide such an income for so many people and so often it doesn’t get recognized. And I am just one builder out of how many?” Let’s hope these “guests” continue to come for many, many years to come…” You can view more pictures and get info about S kiffin gton Homes at or Roy Sanborn is a REALTOR® for Roche Realty Group and can be reached at 603-677-8420.


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Blues Summit At The Flying Monkey in Plymouth

At 7:30pm on Saturday, February 9th The Flying Monkey Performance Center in Plymouth presents three heralded blues artists on the same night. Multi Grammy and WC Handy award winner Joe Louis Walker, New Yorkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s gritty Popa Chubby, and regional staple Sugar Ray Norcia. All three are playing with their full bands. Concert Tickets start at $29. Joe Louis Walker is one of the most heralded blues artists of our time. By the time he was 16 he had soaked up the sounds of the likes of T-Bone Walker, Amos Milburn, and boogie woogie pioneers Meade Lux Lewis and Pete Johnson. As he grew up, he found himself on stage with such disparate tutors as John Lee Hooker, Thelonius Monk, the Soul Stirrers, Steve Miller and Jimi Hendrix. Considered one of the last of the great blues guitar heroes, alongside B.B. King, Buddy Guy and Otis Rush, Joe gives more than a 100 fiery performances on all continents every year, appearing at major festivals from the US and Canada to Australia, Europe to Japan, the Far East to Southern America, while collecting awards like others collect pennies. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Glowing like a blue beaconâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201D; in the words of noted blues critic

Norciaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s career kicked into high gear in 1979 when he formed the original Sugar Ray & the Bluetones with guitar giant Ronnie Earl, and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s stayed there ever since. Norcia has appeared on nearly 50 albums including discs with the Bluetones, Earl, Otis Grand, Ann Peebles, Michelle Willson, Sax Gordon, Duke Robillard, and his 1999â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Best Traditional Blues Grammy nominated collaboration with fellow harmonica virtuosos James Cotton, Charlie Musselwhite and Billy Branch called Superharps. In the 90â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Norcia spent seven high-profile years with the legendary Roomful of Blues. He cut five albums with the group including 1996â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Turn It On, Turn It Up, which also received a Best Traditional Blues Grammy nod. Tickets for the Blues Summit are on sale now for $29, and $39 for premier seating. For tickets and more information on concerts and the Flying Monkey Performance Center, visit www.flyingmonkeynh. com or call 603-536-2551.

Joe Walker Popa Chubby King, The Edge, Bono, and Herbie Hancock. Called â&#x20AC;&#x153;a post-modern Muddy Watersâ&#x20AC;? by New York Times, Popa Chubby plays tough and gritty music fitting of the New York streets he calls home. Popa Chubby expertly combines rootsy blues with more contemporary styles, such as rock and rap. With his razor sharp, aggressive guitar, vocals from the gut and top-notch skill as a songwriter, Popa Chubby takes blues to the cutting edge. Singer and harp man Sugar Ray

Sugar Ray Norica Bill Dahl â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Walker is certainly the most brilliantly innovative guitarist on the contemporary blues scene today. A fact that owes him the unbridled admiration of certified fans like Sir Mick Jagger, B.B.

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