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Lakes Region Home Show This Weekend!

These young explorers are closely watching the start of the maple sugar process at Prescott Farm on White Oaks Road in Laconia during one of the Farm’s March Maple Sugar Madness weekends. This month brings this succulent sweet syrup back in production around the state, including a Maple Weekend with 100 sugar houses around New Hampshire. courtesy Photo

March Means Maple Syrup March means two things in New Hampshire: spring is just around the corner and Maple Syrup season is upon us once again. Maple syrup has a grand history and has become a significant part of our culture here in New Hampshire and the northeast.

Its beginnings are credited to early settlers and the Native American tribes that dates back to the 1500s according to journals, but most likely its discovery was many years before. Over the course of time, maple syrup production has gone from wooden

buckets of sap cooked over iron kettles, to more elaborate machinery that is used today to make production more efficient. Today natural maple syrup can be easily bought in the shelves of supermarkets but the sap that was produced to make it

still comes from some of the same maple trees that were used for production during the days of George Washington’s presidency and it still depends heavily on the weather. It will not run every day if weather conditions are not right. See maple on 18

Spring is officially only a few days away but the mild winter here in the Lakes Region has everyone turning their attention to Spring Home Improvement. The annual Lakes Region Home Show, this Saturday and Sunday, March 9th and 10th at the Conference Center at The Lake Opechee Inn and Spa in Laconia, couldn’t have arrived at a better time. Once again The Weirs Times is the print sponsor for this year’s show. You’ll find our show guide in the middle of this week’s issue. Along with a handy map to help you find your way around the event, you’ll find some clever home improvement tips. The hours for the Home Show are Saturday, March 9th, from 9am-5pm and Sunday, March 10th, from 10am-4pm. As always there is free parking on site and free admission too. You can find more details at

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Wild Winter Walk

Squam Lakes Science Center, Holderness. 10am-noon. Guided tour of the Gephart Exhibit Trail. $8/ member, $10/non-member. 968-7194

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

Basket Weaving Demonstration

Turkey Dinner

St. Charles Church Hall, 577 Central Ave, Dover. 4-6pm. $9/adults, $5/kids. 749-1855

Ossipee Library, Ossipee. 1pm. Presented by Theresa Hlushuk. 5395437

Singles Dance

Lakes Region Planning Commission Open House

Tilton Winter Farmers Market

The Humiston Building, 103 Main Street, Meredith. 5:30-7:30pm. 2798171 Fri.8th – Sun. 10th

“Can’t Take it With You�

Jean’s Playhouse, 10 Papermill Drive, Lincoln. or 745-2141

Friday 8th Happy Tails Dog Park Fundraiser

The Beane Conference Center, 35 Blueberry Lane, Laconia. $12 at the door. 848-0967

Saturday 9th Bob Marley

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

Sports Card and Collectible Show

Leavitt Park House, 334 Elm Street, Laconia. 9am-1pm. Free Admission. 520-4680

Jim Barnes, Balladeer & the None of Us Is Irish Irish Band Franklin Opera House, 7:30pm. $15. 934-1901


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Gilford Community Church, Gilford. 6pm. $10. Reservations required. 5246057

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Monday 11th 100 Years of Irish Dancing

Dover Public Library, Dover. 7pm. Presented by John Grimes, TCRG and a member of Riverdance. Learn how Irish dance has evolved from a folk dance into an international phenomenon!

Pitman’s Freight Room, 94 New Salem Street, Laconia. 8pm. 527-0043 Laconia Road, Tilton, off exit 20. 102pm. 496-1718

Sat. 9th – Sun. 10th Hawaiian Weekend

Pat’s Peak Ski Area, Henniker. Hawaiian Weekend is a blow-out of spring skiing/riding, tropical decorations, NASTAR races, hot tubs and a rail jam. or 1-888-7287732

Sunday 10th A Tribute to Duke Ellington

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

Cabin Fever Lecture Series

The Wright Museum, Wolfeboro. 2pm. “African American Submariners of WWII and Beyond�. RSVP encouraged. 569-1212

Tuesday 12th All New England Jazz Festival

Silver Center for the Arts at Plymouth State University, Plymouth. 5pm. 535ARTS

Thursday 14th Athletic Performance Series – Dynamic Stretching & Injury Prevention

Inter-Lakes Medical Center, 238 Daniel Webster Highway, Meredith. 6-7:30pm. Pre-registration required. Free. 527-2997

Brasil Guitar Duo

Silver Center for the Arts at Plymouth State University, Plymouth. 7pm. 535ARTS

Fri. 15th – Sun. 17th “Can’t Take it With You�

Jean’s Playhouse, 10 Papermill Drive, Lincoln. or 745-2141

Friday 15th

St. Martin’s Breakfast

St. Martin’s Church Hall, Corner of West High and Maple Streets, Somersworth. 8-11am. $6.

The Spirit of Johnny Cash

Lakes Region Wind Quintet Concert

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

Taylor Community’s Woodside Building, 435 Union Ave, Laconia. 3pm. Free but seating is limited. 5245600 for reservations.

Tilton Winter Farmers Market

Laconia Road, Tilton, off exit 20. 10-

Rochester Opera House, 31 Wakefield Street, Rochester. 335-1992 The Flying Monkey, 39 South Main Street, Plymouth. 536-2551

NH Humorist Fred Marple

TheVillage Players,Wolfeboro.7:30pm. $15.

Lions Sight & Hearing Foundation of NH “Eye� Ball

Circle 9 Ranch, Epsom. 7-11pm. Food, dancing and gambling. $25pp. 6772431 or770-3700 to get your tickets and learn the password.

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;Friends Of The Folkâ&#x20AC;? #in Wolfeboro The second in the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Friends of the Folkâ&#x20AC;? series at Lydiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Meeting House in Wolfeboro on Thursday, March 7th, promises to be a great night of acoustic music. Featured are two well-known local musicians and â&#x20AC;&#x153;friends of The Folk,â&#x20AC;? Tom Bartlett and Peter Heimlich. The opening act will be vocalist Laurie Jones. Dinner will be served from 5 to 7, so plan to arrive early for a great meal. Show will start at 7:30pm hosted by Franz Haase. Lydiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Meeting House is at 39 Main Street, Wolfeboro.

Free Workshops At Moulton Farm Moulton Farm in Meredith will be offering a series of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Good Gardening Workshops.â&#x20AC;? The first will be held on Saturday, March 16 from 10 am to noon. John Moulton will discuss soil care, something he says is the secret to good harvests. The second â&#x20AC;&#x153;Good Gardening Workshopâ&#x20AC;? will be held on Saturday April 20 from 10 am to noon. Called â&#x20AC;&#x153;Variety Selection for a Victorious Harvestâ&#x20AC;?, it is free and will feature Moulton discussing the pros and cons of various varieties of vegetable plants and seeds. Moulton Farm is located at 18 Quarry Road off Route 25 in Meredith. The garden center and farm practices sustainable agriculture and is dedicated to providing the highest quality products while preserving its rich soil for future generations. In addition to growing produce, the farm offers a wide range of plants and garden supplies. More information is available at Call 603-279-3915.

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It was back in 2007 that I was taken to task by some readers for having the audacity to rail against the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Little Children And Puppy Dogsâ&#x20AC;? rule that the New Hampshire legislature invoked in making the pumpkin our state fruit. It was a group of wellmeaning elementary school children form Harrisville, who travelled to the State House (not a short trip by any means) six years ago to present their argument that the pumpkin should have this designation. It was also to be a lesson in how a bill becomes a law. What better way to get away from boring book learning than to get some real-life, hands-on experiences about how the process works. Hopefully, it would be treated as any bill would. Maybe, a few arguments, a vote to take it to committee or maybe even a decision to scrap the bill entirely. Maybe make them bring back a new version every year until they finally get right the language and the votes. And, if things still looked bleak, bus in elementary school kids, many from other states, to protest for the pumpkin in front of the state house. It might be a hard lesson in the end, but a lesson well-learned in understanding how our democracy works. But that wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t to be the case. The students were embraced and their bill passed

with nary a blip, or even a reality, on how a bill becomes law. It was another case of the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Little Children And Puppy Dogsâ&#x20AC;? rule which goes hand-in-hand with the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t Worry Kids, Everyone Wins And Gets A Medalâ&#x20AC;? syndrome. There were a few lawmakers who actually tried to show the school children how the process works. They had concerns about the bill, some even thinking it wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even a good idea, just like every other bill that comes forward in the house. In this case, going against the bill was akin to treason. Because these legislators dared to go against the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Little Children And Puppy Dogsâ&#x20AC;? rule, they were chastised and brow beaten and called on the carpet in newspapers and even on the TV news. Six years have passed and the memories of that debacle have diminished. Last week the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Little Children and Puppy Dogsâ&#x20AC;? rule once again reared its ugly head. This time it was a group of fourth-graders from Derry who came to the state house (not a short trip by any means) to see how the legislative process works by trying to get their bill to make the white potato designated as New Hampshireâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s state vegetable. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m sure the first thought that pops into your head right now is â&#x20AC;&#x153;The potato is a vegetable?â&#x20AC;? It seems like there might be better choices. I never imagined that when I was told to eat my vegetables it could mean a plate of French Fries. Seemed to me like this would be a battle. There had to be other, more significant choices for this designation. I thought for sure that these kids would have a hard fight on their hands and would have to

â&#x20AC;&#x153;work the processâ&#x20AC;? in order to have their bill even considered. It was set-up to be a true civics lesson and an enlightening day for these school children to really understand the process. I even heard there might be some friction from the broccoli crowd. Or so I thought. Seems it was no battle at all. The kids arrived, ready to learn and once again, left without a clue to how things work in government. The â&#x20AC;&#x153;Little Children And Puppy Dogsâ&#x20AC;? rule prevailed once again and the bill easily passed in a feel good vote for most legislators. Fortunately, there were a few NH House members who actually had the nerve to vote against this bill, seventy-five of them in fact. But since it wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t a roll call vote, their names will never be known. That might be a good thing come reelection. After all, what person in this politically correct world we live in today could ever in good conscience, vote for anyone who went against the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Little Children And Puppy Dogsâ&#x20AC;? rule. So, once the NH Senate uses the rule too, which Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m sure they will, the white potato will be our state vegetable (not even those who scream about racial inequality in these politically correct mad times, would dare open their mouths about this one). Is it the best choice? I never really thought about it and I guess, as far as stuff that is actually important in these crazy times, it doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t really matter. What matters more is that a really cool learning opportunity was wasted all in the name of not hurting some kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; feelings. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m glad I grew up when I did.

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Green Mountains? To The Editor: Are wind farms safe for New Hampshire’s mountain tops? With recent nor’easter winds topping 70MPH, snow, ice and frigid weather, winter creates complications for industrial wind turbines in New Hampshire. But what about summer weather? What about lightning strikes on those 454 foot steel poles. They look to be the perfect conductor of electricity when it comes to summer storms. A summer thunder and lightning storm is spectacular — and scary - to watch as it comes across the lake. But, how will those iron poles hold up? Will the blades explode, and create forest fires?

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Will we see a repeat of what happened to Mt. Cardigan in 1855? How would our fire crews respond to a forest fire in our region? Are they being trained properly on how to deal with turbine fires? And are those roads easily accessible year round for emergency vehicles? Questions like these must be addressed and must be weighted by past actions and not by future promises - like that in Groton. Expect the truth, demand the truth and pound the table if they don’t tell you the truth. This is exactly what happens when you throw wads and wads of tax payer money at projects - projects without true LEADERSHIP. And don’t forget our LEADERSHIP is being tempted by wads and wads of money from these developers. Industrial turbine developers are not wanted on Newfound Lake. They are spending thousands upon thousands of dollars trying to convert us into becoming green energy fans: truck signs, yard signs, multiple mailings, multiple telemarketing calls, many town hall meetings with limited materials or answers to questions, presentations to our children in school to gain support, etc. It’s like an election year gone bad. We love our lake as you do yours. Please help us in our moratorium fight, we’ll do the same when it’s your turn.

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.

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Have They Violated Our Trust? To The Editor: In 1640 the King of England gave a grant of land to Philip Towle, one of my ancestors. He was one of 10 farmers invited to New Hampshire to establish a settlement of Englishmen to block the advance of French settlers in Quebec. For many years Towles were loyal British subjects. At the time of our revolution as King George the Third became oppressive, with excessive taxation and harassment, Towles joined the tea party. They have since that time been patriots against oppressive government. In Dover we had been seeing excessive taxation under the leadership of Mayor Scott Myers and City Manager Paul Beecher. They were assisted in their excessive spending by a few financially irresponsible city council members. They increased city spending and debt to very high levels. They forget that the homeowners don’t work for them. Those we elect and appoint - work for us. They raised our taxes much faster than the inflation rate. Their allies were rewarded with high salaries and benefits which have burdened Dover homeowners. Included in their wild excessive spending was the compensation package and extraordinary pension of our former police chief. Mr. Fenniman retired at the age of 48 and started drawing a pension of $135,000 immediately, the highest pension See mail boat on 24

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As most of my students are around 20 years-old, they have no recollection of the NBA of the early 1980s. It may be hard to believe now, but the league was in big trouble. The championship finals were not even shown on live network television. Attendance was down and drug scandals threatened by Mike Moffett Contributing Writer

STEVE CANDELORO AND DAVID STERN Last week my sports management students enjoyed an excellent guest lecture from Steve Candeloro, presently a media/ marketing consultant in Nashua, and formerly with the merchandising group that ran the National Basketball Association retail outlet in New York City. Candeloro spoke of his interesting life’s journey and how networking, persistence and attitude are so important to career success. And why it also helps to speak well, dress nicely, and be on time. A native New Yorker, Candeloro went from community college to the New York Institute of Technology television production, where he assisted with television programming ranging from “Another World” to “Life with Regis and Kathie Lee,” and “MTV News.” He also worked in retail at places like “Toys R Us” before spending ten years with the NBA. While his situation in New York allowed him to meet U.S. Presidents and other heads of state, he particularly enjoyed getting Christmas cards from the likes of Lebron James. But what particularly interested me was the inside scoop on what it was like working for NBA Commissioner David Stern, who’ll be retiring next year after guiding the NBA through 30 hoop seasons.

Media/Marketing Consultant Steve Candeloro. to permanently degrade the league’s image. Under Stern’s leadership, the NBA grew and prospered, eventually becoming a model for every other professional sports league. Revenues and salaries skyrocketed, and creative marketing gave the NBA a world-wide following. The NBA now has 11 foreign offices and is televised in 215 countries. It’s fashionable to begrudge CEOs the large salaries that so many of them make, but whatever Stern has been paid, he’s been worth it, given the billions of dollars in salaries that have been paid out under his leadership, and the countless sports jobs that have been gen-

erated. Among many other initiatives, Stern launched the WNBA. Not bad for a diminutive attorney who probably couldn’t even make a three-pointer! PLYMOUTH STATE ICE HOCKEY It was fun to get up to Plymouth State University Hanaway Rink last week to see the top-seeded Panthers score a 7-1 MASCAC semi-final win against traditional small college power Fitchburg State. The crowd was loud and the energy level high. The game was a reminder of how sports can so-enhance campus life. It was also a reminder of how important quality facilities are. Throughout much of the Plymouth hockey program’s history, the team played outdoors and at off campus locations in Holderness, New Hampton, and Waterville Valley. Now with the beautiful new Hanaway Rink facility, the team is part of the campus’ social fabric and has drawn thousands of people to PSU who otherwise would not have visited the Home of the Panthers. It’s a small college version of what Wildcat ice hockey has meant to the University of New Hampshire in Durham. The victory over Fitchburg gave PSU a 12-1 home record this season, and allowed them to host See moffett on 21

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From The State House Communist Goals (1963)

Congressional Record--Appendix, pp. A34-A35 January 10, 1963 - Current Communist Goals On January 10, 1963 the Hon. A.S. Herlong, Jr. read into the NH House of Representatives Congressional Record by Rep. Jane of Florida, a Cormier list of “goals” Belknap District 8 proposed by Communist supporters to infiltrate free societies. There are many more “goals” on this list (Current Communist Goals, “The Naked Communist,” by Cleon Skousen). Many people in our country do not believe this agenda exists but when you read some of the listed “goals” below, you will see how far the Communist/Socialist agenda has progressed in America. It is sad to say, Socialism is alive and well in our country. We all need to be

informed about this threat to our Constitutional Republic. Printed here are thirteen of the most eye-opening “goals” that were recorded on that day in 1963: CURRENT COMMUNIST GOALS • Promote the U.N. as the only hope for mankind. If its charter is rewritten, demand that it be set up as a one-world government with its own independent armed forces. • Capture one or both of the political parties in the United States. • Get control of the schools. Use them as transmission belts for socialism and current Communist propaganda. Soften the curriculum. Get control of teachers’ associations. Put the party line in textbooks. • Infiltrate the press. Get control of book-review assignments, editoSee cormier on 23

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Sequestration & Stupidity WASHINGTON -- The screeching you hear in Washington is t h e s o u n d of politicians slamming their mouths into reverse as they back away from by Oliver North their previous Syndicated Columnist positions on the misnamed “budget sequester.” For weeks now, we have been told that an $85 billion reduction in the rate of increase in federal spending -- a 2.4 percent cut -- will have devastating consequences for our nation. According to administration spokesmen and supporters, the sequestration means reduced agricultural inspections and the prospect of tainted food, cuts in childhood immunizations and more ill kids, long delays at airport security checkpoints, air traffic disruptions and dangerous vulnerabilities on our frontiers and ports of entry as U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents are furloughed. And of course, fewer police, firemen and park rangers on duty means that lawbreakers are going to run rampant in our communities and that forest fires will threaten us all. Supposedly, we also will have to live with dirtier air and water and the prospect of an environmental catastrophe. Even our weather forecasts -- and warnings about hazardous storms in the midst of an era of “climate change” -- will be adversely affected. In short, just about everything we count on the federal government to do for us is coming to a screeching halt. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano issued an alert that “the nation will be less safe.” Attorney General Eric Holder warned us that the “cuts” will mean fewer FBI agents to apprehend criminals and that “prosecutors will have to let criminals

go.” Secretary of Education Arne Duncan even took time off from his celebrity basketball duties to tell a Sunday talk show that teachers in West Virginia “are getting pink slips.” But none of that is true -- unless the administration wants it to be so. FBI and Border Patrol agents won’t be laid off -- but the rate of hiring new ones may be slowed. Prosecutors aren’t going to let criminals go free. And even the proObama editors at The Washington Post couldn’t find a single West Virginia teacher put out of work by the sequestration. There is only one part of the sequestration that will have an immediate adverse effect on the safety and security of American citizens: the rigid reductions in operations and maintenance funding for our armed forces. Military personnel won’t be fired or furloughed. But civilian employees and contractors supporting our troops in the field and providing medical care for our wounded will be. Congress and the White House could fix those problems by giving the Department of Defense and our intelligence services flexibility in where they make cuts. They should do so immediately. Meanwhile, just so we all know that bizarre behavior is not the sole purview of the executive branch, the U.S. House of Representatives has joined the race for D.C. dunce. On Feb. 28, the House passed the Senate’s version of the Obama administration’s expanded Violence Against Women Act. Left-leaning pundits proclaim that the new law will somehow provide additional protections for American Indian women, gays, lesbians, bisexuals, transgender people and immigrants. In short, you are covered by this “new protection” as long as you can prove you are not a heterosexual white male.

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The White House Court Jesters of Sequester T r a f f i c alert: There’s a massive clown car pileup in the Beltway. And with the White House court jesters of sequester by Michelle Malkin b e h i n d t h e Syndicated Columnist wheel, no one is safe. Fiscal sanity, of course, is the ultimate victim. President Obama has been warning America that if Congress allows mandatory spending “cuts” of a piddly-widdly 2 percent to go into effect this week, the sky will fall. The manufactured crisis of “sequestration” was Obama’s idea in the first place. But that hasn’t stopped the Chicken Little in Chief from surrounding himself with every last teacher, senior citizen and emergency responder who will be catastrophically victimized by hardhearted Republicans. Curses on those meanie Republicans! How dare they acquiesce to the very plan for “cuts” -- or rather, negligible reductions in the explosive rate of federal spending growth -- that Obama himself hatched? How low will the kick-the-can Democrats go? Among the ridiculous claims the administration is making: The National Drug Intelligence Center will lose $2 million from its $20 million budget. That scary factoid appears in an ominous Office of Management

and Budget report purporting to calculate the Sequester Disaster. So lock the doors and hide the children, right? Wrong. As Reason magazine’s Mike Riggs points out, the NDIC shut down in June 2012, and some of its responsibilities were absorbed by the Drug Enforcement Administration. Ready for more reckless, feckless farce? Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano played Henny Penny during a panicked speech at the Brookings Institution Tuesday. She warned that her agency’s “core critical mission areas” would be undermined by the sequester. To cynically underscore the point, “waves” of illegal aliens were released this week from at least three detention centers in Texas, Florida and Louisiana, according to the Fort Worth Star Telegram. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement confirmed the release of some illegal immigrants Monday night, but would not say how many or from which detention centers. The real punch line, as I’ve reported relentlessly, is that the catch and release of criminal illegal aliens has been bipartisan standard operating procedure for decades. The persistent deportation and removal abyss allows hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens -- many of them known repeat criminal offenders -- to pass through the immigration court system and then disappear

into the ether because we have no determined will to track them down and kick them all out of the country. While Napolitano shrieks about decimation of the DHS workforce, DHS workers tell me that the

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Shepherds and Sheep John Stuart Mill’s classic essay “On Liberty” gives reasons why some people should not be taking over other people’s decisions about their by Thomas Sowell own lives. Syndicated Columnist But Professor Cass Sunstein of Harvard has given reasons to the contrary. He cites research showing “that people make a lot of mistakes, and that those mistakes can prove extremely damaging.” Professor Sunstein is undoubtedly correct that “people make a lot of mistakes.” Most of us can look back over our own lives and see many mistakes, including some that were very damaging. What Cass Sunstein does not tell us is what sort of creatures, other than people, are going to override our mistaken decisions for us. That is the key flaw in the theory and agenda of the left. Implicit in the wide range of efforts on the left to get government to take over more of our decisions for us is the assumption that there is some superior class of people who are either wiser or nobler than the rest of us. Yes, we all make mistakes. But do governments not make bigger and more catastrophic mistakes? Think about the First World War, from which nations on both sides ended up worse off than before, after an unprecedented carnage that killed substantial fractions of whole younger generations and left millions starving amid the rubble of war. Think about the Holocaust, and about other government slaughters of even more millions of innocent men, women and children

under Communist governments in the Soviet Union and China. Even in the United States, government policies in the 1930s led to crops being plowed under, thousands of little pigs being slaughtered and buried, and milk being poured down sewers, at a time when many Americans were suffering from hunger and diseases caused by malnutrition. The Great Depression of the 1930s, in which millions of people were plunged into poverty in even the most prosperous nations, was needlessly prolonged by government policies now recognized in retrospect as foolish and irresponsible. One of the key differences between mistakes that we make in our own lives and mistakes made by governments is that bad consequences force us to correct our own mistakes. But government officials cannot admit to making a mistake without jeopardizing their whole careers. Can you imagine a President of the United States saying to the mothers of America, “I am sorry your sons were killed in a war I never should have gotten us into”? What is even more relevant to Professor Sunstein’s desire to have our betters tell us how to live our lives, is that so many oppressive and even catastrophic government policies were cheered on by the intelligentsia. Back in the 1930s, for example, totalitarianism was considered to be “the wave of the future” by much of the intelligentsia, not only in the totalitarian countries themselves but in democratic nations as well. The Soviet Union was being praised to the skies by such literary luminaries as George Bernard Shaw in Britain and Edmund See Sowell on 24


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sideways as he belted out some of teenage America’s favorite songs. Cannon later returned to the area for a return engagement on a local television show that I hosted and, to his credit, the amount of mail we received after the appearance was enormous. The Freddy Cannon known by his friends in Lynn, MA., is a hard working guy truly destined to reach the top. His follow up hit, “Way Down Yonder in New Orleans” was another million seller as Cannon exploded onto the rock & roll airwaves. Soon, the name Freddy “Boom Boom” Cannon became nationally known as the energetic rocker rolled up hit after hit. In 1962, Cannon released “Palisades Park,” a tune which was written by Chuck Barris and became a giant of a hit and later Danny and the Juniors enlisted his aid on “Rock and Roll is Here to Stay.” Cannon became a nationwide success because his music was warm, fun to listen to and crackled with enthusiasm. Some of his other hits worth mentioning are “Okefeno-

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We are about half of the way through the Christian celebration of Lent, and I am hearing the usual complainâ&#x20AC;Ś â&#x20AC;&#x153;Will this never end?â&#x20AC;? Forty days of self-inspection, hymns in minor keys, fastingâ&#x20AC;Śor whatever it is that you do to observe this season. Forty days is a long time! But I also hear the same complaint in other areas of our lives. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Will this snow never end?â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Will this hospital stay never end?â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Will this flare-up never end?â&#x20AC;? Will this winter never end?â&#x20AC;? Even, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Will this life never end?â&#x20AC;? We live in the here and now, the meantime between what was promised and what will come. We know that spring will come, health may return and the healing of death is ahead. But it isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t yet. There are times when we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want the meantime to end â&#x20AC;&#x201C; when someone we love is dying and we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to lose them, or the romance is spectacular, the sunset is beautiful, or the party is beyond belief. We wish we could hang on to the moment. The disciples felt this when they accompanied Jesus to the Mount and saw him transfigured, in a new light. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t we stay here with you,â&#x20AC;? they asked. Jesusâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; reply was that they had to go into the world to do his work, not stay in the meantime. They needed to move toward the future. No matter how much we want to stay in the meantime, it will pass and we will be catapulted

into the future. No matter how fast we wish the meantime would go, it seems to drag on forever. Somehow we have been put into Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time. Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time is different than ours. We are people of the clock and we move forward second by second, day by day. But Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time is more fluid. Scripture says that for God, a thousand days are like a second passed, and a second is like a thousand years. God knows all time, so it must seem to loop back over itself, spiraling, repeating, until all time is one. When time loses its meaning and its draw, I think we are experiencing Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time where the promise is already realized even when the meantime is interminably long or unbearably short. Past is always here in the present, and so is the future. It is all one. That is Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time. So when will it end? When we realize that we are into something different â&#x20AC;&#x201C; when we realize the change. Until then, we are living in our own expectations of the slowness or the fleetingness of time. Life is always changing â&#x20AC;&#x201C; even when we are no longer living the changes continue; of decomposi-

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Meredith Village Savings Bank Contributes $4,000 to Genesis Behavioral Health vide the highest Meredith Villevel of service to lage Savings Bank our patients and (MVSB) is pleased to the community.â&#x20AC;? announce a $4,140 The mission donation to Genesis of Gen esis Be Behavioral Health havioral Health of Laconia and is to provide esPlymouth. As part sential services of MVSBâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s committhat enhance the ment to assisting emotional and non-profit agencies mental health of in the communiour communities. ties that it serves, They do this by the Bank agreed offering compreto match all 2013 employee contribu- MVSB employees, Robyn Mastellar (front hensive mental tions to the Lakes center), Amy Dix (left rear) and Denise Hubbard health services to adults, Region United Way (right rear) present a $4,140 check to Genesis children, elders, and their dollar-for-dollar. The $41,400 in matched Behavioral Health Executive Director Maggie families throughfunds were distrib- Pritchard (front right) and Kristen Welch, Genesis out the Lakes Region. They work uted evenly to 10 Director of Development (front left). in collaboration deserving non-profit with medical and agencies selected by health care professionals, law enforcement MVSB employee vote. personnel and court officials, school adâ&#x20AC;&#x153;We are always grateful for donations, but ministrators and teachers, social workers this surprise could not have arrived at a betand public health officials, and businesses ter time,â&#x20AC;? said Maggie Pritchard, Executive throughout Belknap and Southern Grafton Director of Genesis Behavioral Health. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We Counties. For more information, visit www. are in the process of creating a strategic plan or call (603)524-1100. for technology at our organization and these funds will aid in the development of this plan. Enhanced technology will allow us to increase efficiency while continuing to pro-

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Service Credit Union Hosts Business Before Hours SOMERSWORTH â&#x20AC;&#x201C; February 22, 2013 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Members and guests of the Greater Somersworth Chamber of Commerce will meet for a Business Before Hours at Service Credit Union on Tuesday, March 12th from 7:30 to 9:00 a.m. at 15 Penny Lane in Somersworth. Service Credit Union was founded in 1957 to provide financial services for U.S. Armed Forces personnel. The credit union was originally chartered to serve the military and civilian employees at Pease Air Force Base in New Hampshire. Today, Service Credit Union provides financial services to over 165,000 members residing all across the U.S. and around the world. With corporate headquarters located in Portsmouth, Service Credit Union has numerous branches throughout New Hampshire including branches in Rochester, Exeter, and Hampton. Chamber members are encouraged to bring a guest for this before-hours networking event. For planning purposes, please register by calling the Somersworth Chamber of Commerce at 603-692-7175 or online at the Chamber website www. The Somersworth Chamber is dedicated to supporting and promoting business growth and development in the region by providing promotional services and networking opportunities to its membership.


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They Said It - I Just Quote Them! ISSUES AND OPINIONS that is what this column and my radio program is all about. Last Satby Niel Young urday was Advocates Columnist an experiment in formats. HOUR 1: Ann Marie Banfield Education Liaison at Cornerstone Policy Research did a wonderful job talking education (Common Core), and then â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cousin Jonâ&#x20AC;? from New Jersey. HOURS 2, 3, and 4: lots of voices and lots of great discussion. Let us not forget the callers, one from San Francisco. This lady, husband, and children pretty much make up the local GOP. Members of the Roundtable discussion (a consensus) see Obama as â&#x20AC;&#x153;Evilâ&#x20AC;?, which I subscribe to. Remember when George W. Bush looked into Putinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s eyes, and â&#x20AC;&#x153;saw his soulâ&#x20AC;?? What do we see when we look into Barackâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s eyes. Probably, Putinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s soul! ****************** Adolph Hitler German Nazi Dictator May 1 1927: â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are Socialists, we are enemies of the capitalistic economic system for the exploitation of the economically weak, with itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s unfair salaries, with its unseemly evaluation of a human being according to wealth and property instead of responsibility and performance and we are all determined to destroy this system under all conditions.â&#x20AC;? ****************** U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte Friday at the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester: â&#x20AC;&#x153;I voted against the debt limit bill which created the sequester and we wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be in

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Concord City Auditorium, Concord. 8pm. Tickets range from $15 to $35. 226-4776

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Squam Lakes Science Center, Holderness. 10am-noon. Guided tour of the Gephart Exhibit Trail. $8/ member, $10/non-member. 968-7194

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Moulton Farm, 18 Quarry Road, Meredith. Learn about soil composition, soil nutrition, drainage and rotating plants so your garden will perform well. Free. 279-3915

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Sunday 17th Cabin Fever Lecture Series

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Pulling for Hope and a Cure

Inter-Lakes High School Turf Field, Meredith. The Lakes Region Flag Football League will be holding a one day fundraiser for Breast Cancer Awareness and to raise money for Stacey Dickinson of Meredith who has recently been diagnosed with breast cancer. $10 donation. 279-1254

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Starr King Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 101 Fairgrounds Road, Plymouth. 7pm. $15/adult, $10/ student. 536-2296

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Meredith Community Center, Meredith. 10am-noon. 279-8197

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Poets in the Attic

The Country Bookseller, Durgin Stables, N. Main Street, Wolfeboro. 7-9pm. 539-4472

Friday 29th Romeo & Juliet (Shakespeare in Schools)

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

Saturday 30th Romeo & Juliet (Shakespeare in Schools)

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Nov 10 & 11

Weekend Family Theatre Series



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Spring’s Right Around The Corner by Peter Grasso Contributing Writer

Valentine’s Day is now behind us, the sun is higher, days longer and the snow is melting. That means that spring is not too far away and thoughts are turning toward the ice going out. I think that, for sure, we will not have as early an ice-out as we did last year. My records indicate that I had the boat in the water on March 25th, but that’s NOT going to happen this year. I think we will be into a more traditional ice out around April 14th – 20th. We’ll see. A couple of weeks ago I mailed out my spring fliers and charters are already starting to book up for spring salmon fishing. I looked up last year’s records and noted that we got off to a pretty good start when the season began on April 1st. There were some nice hefty fish around AND they were hungry. However, records also indicate that by the time that the 20th of the month rolled around the fishing was “HOT” and pretty much stayed that way right up to the Winni Derby. For the most part, the salmon were hanging in the top 15’ of water and we had some GREAT days using the “Jig Boxes”, leadcore line and streamer flies. Top water fishing was just “OK”- nothing spectacular. Being of a curious nature, often times salmon will come right up into the wake of the motor to check out

what the disturbance is and we have taken some real nice fish about 20’ back from the boat, right in this wake. It certainly does not hurt to put a line in this water, especially if you are having a slow day. This can be the deal maker. We had one morning, the last week of April 2012, when fishing was a bit slow. Not only on my boat, but a couple of others fishing the same area were having similar luck. I noted a number of fish rising and it appeared they were feeding just below the surface. I pulled the lines on the jig boxes up to only ½ color out and WOW, did things change real fast. I think we boated ½ dozen fish in about 15 minutes. The most fun was the line in the motor wake. You could actually see the salmon “Finning” across the water and hitting the fly! Talk about excitement! We passed this information on and what looked like a “Skunk” morning for some, turned into a spectacular trip. As I have mentioned, numerous times, 90% of my fishing is done with #4 streamer flies (barbless) and patterns that you cannot buy off the shelf. We have developed and tested these patterns over the years and have kept them pretty close to the belt. If you hear us chattering on the radio, you hear “FireFly”, “Super Fly”, “07”, “Sunset”, “Sunrise”, “Secret Agent” and “Plum”. We also use a number of the “Store bought” patterns such as the Pumpkin Head, Streaker, Meredith Special and Canopache. We have also found that taking this latter group and making small changes to

the pattern, such as head color and adding “Eyes” often enhances their success. It’s still pretty much a standard to use a bright fly on a bright day and a dark fly on a dark day. However, don’t be afraid to reverse this standard if the situation calls for it. Just a reminder that you should be using a rubber net to avoid injuring the fish, especially if it your intent to release your catch. I keep two nets on board. One rubber & one cloth. If the fish is of good size and we are keeping it, we use the cloth net & the rubber for smaller fish that are being released. I’m not sure what F&G reports on “Hook injured” fish numbers at the fall netting, but I hope they are down. I do have one rule on my boat and that is that ANY legal size fish that is hook injured, is kept and part of your limit for the day. Using the barbless hooks, this is usually NOT a problem as 99% of the fish are lip hooked and easily released with virtually no damage at all. Most will actually fall right off in the net. Well, again, I remind you that early spring fishing means COLD water and staying IN the boat is a priority. Be sure to check all of your life vests at the beginning of the season and replace ANY and all that look questionable. Yeah, I know they are expensive, but they’re cheaper than a funeral. Have fun, catch a lot of fish and BE CAREFUL. Later……Capt. Pete

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Dec 14 & 15

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like Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center on White Oaks Road in Laconia. For over twelve years, the 160-acre Prescott Farm has been offering Maple Sugar Madness programs to school groups and the public as well during the month of March. From tapping trees to getting to taste the delicious end product, these programs offer hands-on participation in every step of the syrup making process. On Saturdays in March, the public is invited to take part in these hour and a half programs that are offered three times during the day at 10-11:30am, Noon1:30pm and 2-3:30pm. Guided by two Environmental Educators, Camille Burns and Sarah Dunham, participants will learn to build tree ID skills and learn the parts of a tree and their functions. They will use measuring tools to find an appropriate tree to tap, use historical and modern tree mapping tools,discover the math and chemical/physical science in the boiling process and learn about Native American legend, like the

Monabozo story, in how the production of maple syrup came to be. The program also involves a 20-minute walk to a sugar house to give a real feel of old maple sugaring days. If the snow is deep, snowshoes will be available. These programs have proven to be very popular and reservations well in advance are required in order to ensure you a spot for Maple Sugar Madness. The cost is $8 for adults and $7 for children ages 4-12. Ages 3 and under are free and members of Prescott Farm receive significant discounts, To reserve a spot call 603-366-5695 or visit their website at Another popular Maple Syrup program is when the New Hampshire Maple Producers get together and open their sugar houses to the public during “Maple Weekend.” This year it takes place on the weekend of March 23rd-24th when over 100 sugar houses are open to the public. A complete list of sugar houses that are open to the public that weekend is available, along with a map of locations at


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of any public employee in New Hampshire. In addition he walked away with a career end payout of over $300,000. Scott Myers and Dean Trefethan were on the city council at the time this extravagant contract was awarded to Mr. Fenniman. This scandal, which they tried to cover up, provoked a citizen reaction which resulted in the Dover spending cap. I was one of the founding members of this group. We worked hard to gather 1,500 signatures to put the spending cap on the ballot. Dover residents passed the spending cap, in spite of strong opposition of former Mayor Scott Myers and current Mayor Dean Trefethan. Now we are seeing an organized attempt to overturn our spending cap initiated by the school superintendent Briggs Badger and several members of the school board including, Rocky Andrea, Amanda Russell, and Betsy Andrews-Parker. During the school budget discussions in the spring and summer of 2012 a $700,000 school department surplus was not dis-

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Salome’s Stars Horoscope

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You could have some problems with doubters who don’t share your enthusiasm for that new project you’re supporting. But use the facts to win them over to your side.

TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Someone is impressed by how you managed to get your case to the right people, despite attempts to keep you on the outside looking in. Expect to hear more about this. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Good for you -- your gift for seeing both sides of a dispute helps cool down a potentially explosive workplace situation. Some familyrelated tensions also begin to ease. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Your determination to prove yourself is put to the test by midweek. Counting all the positive factors you have going for you will help you get over your self-doubt. Good luck. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Several co-workers are still determined to resist

ACROSS 1 Takes without right 7 Actress Alba or Tandy 14 Fine, rare violins 20 State in Mexico 21 Newspaper sales pitch 22 Present but not active 23 Fruit tossed from a ship? 25 Batting posture 26 Manitoba Indians 27 Topic in psych 101 28 A, in Austria 30 Torch’s crime 31 Beehive State dweller 33 Always avoid mentioning muralist Rivera? 38 Gentle touch 40 Whit 42 Mauna 43 Clock or cat preceder 44 Where old freight is sold? 47 Lacking firmness 52 “- Croft: Tomb Raider” 53 “The World According to -” (1982 film) 54 G3 or G4 computer 56 Chilean child 57 Mantel, e.g. 59 “All untrue!” 61 Where some tourists in Africa travel? 66 Large ducks 68 Teachers’ union: Abbr. 70 High, wispy clouds 71 President pro -

coming over to your side. But don’t let an alternative by the end of the week. that stop you from presenting your Look for colleagues to offer valuable proposal to the people who count. Stay suggestions. the course. CAPRICORN (December 22 to JanuVIRGO (August 23 to September 22) ary 19) Nothing upsets the Goat as You might prefer to be taken on faith much as broken promises. But before and not have to prove yourself. But the you vent your anger, consider that this truth is, you need to offer more facts if could ultimately prove to be a blessing you hope to persuade people to accept in disguise. what you say. AQUARIUS (January 20 to FebruLIBRA (September 23 to October 22) ary 18) An old workplace problem A family situation takes an unwelcome you thought you had solved for good turn. While others might be looking resurfaces. But this time, co-workers around for answers, you’ll soon sort will take a more active role in helping it all out logically, and the matter will you deal with it. be resolved. PISCES (February 19 to March SCORPIO (October 23 to November 20) Be careful not to be misled by a 21) Someone might try to create doubt negative reaction to one of your more about your reliability for his or her own important projects. If you believe in agenda. But your reputation and your it, then it has worth and is, therefore, colleagues’ long-standing faith in you worth staying with. saves the day. BORN THIS WEEK: Everyone appreSAGITTARIUS (November 22 to ciates your gift for finding beauty, even December 21) An unexpected change where it seems least likely to exist. of plans forces you to come up with

72 Italian cheese sold in Florida or Georgia? 77 “... man - mouse?” 80 A nephew of Donald Duck 81 Cam output 82 Battlefield docs 86 Periods spent using a batting-practice bat? 89 Part of PS 92 “Vive -!” (French cry) 93 Polar chunk 94 Livy’s 502 96 Oral history 98 Big top, e.g. 99 M‡laga miss 104 Fled from Brazzaville? 107 Elvis Presley’s middle name 108 Brief slumber 109 It may be permed 110 Ending for Ecuador 111 Change the location of a North Dakota city? 117 Stiffly formal 119 Occurrence 120 11th mo. 121 ETs’ craft 123 Show shame 126 Champion 128 Being green with old cards for a numbers game? 133 Tolerate 134 Stimulates 135 Crude shed 136 Cease 137 109-Across salon worker 138 Most unusual DOWN 1 Jarhead’s org. 2 Fly like a kite

3 Not spayed, say 4 Thesaurus author 5 Humdrum 6 - Paulo 7 PC image file format 8 - the side of caution 9 Sis, e.g. 10 - -cone 11 Give - shot 12 Concerned person 13 Steele’s collaborator 14 Yankovic and Gore 15 Bullfighter 16 1980s game console 17 Edgy 18 Wearing a disguise, for short 19 Office scribe 24 Not dorsal 29 iPod type 32 Novelist Tami 34 Building add-on 35 “Va-va- -!” 36 Really rankle 37 Appetite 38 Beat of life 39 Japanese brew 41 Prefix with culture 45 Valleys 46 Watchful 48 Political poll abbr. 49 Talent 50 Pertaining to 51 Dire destiny 55 Sprite maker 58 Tolkien hero 60 Island locale 62 Mil. enlistees 63 “... - quit!” (ultimatum ender) 64 Saroyan’s “My Name Is -” 65 Watson player Bruce 67 Hard fat

69 Cleo’s snake 73 Start for night or light 74 Sewn edge 75 Bit of advice 76 “- Joy” 77 Rip- - (swindles) 78 Wield power 79 Partner of ever 83 Star of “I Remember Mama” 84 Dance in a winding line 85 Use as a bench 87 GM’s Prizm, once 88 West-central Italian city 90 Not yet a jr. 91 Crime of disloyalty 95 “- Three Ships” 97 Cut film, e.g. 100 Roof boards 101 Radio’s Glass 102 Ripped up 103 Silky goats 105 Tax prep expert 106 Bellyached 111 Copied a cat 112 Sheeplike 113 Hawks 114 Listlessness 115 Plain to see 116 Christmas seasons 118 Homeric epic 122 Boxer’s weapon 124 Bosses of cpls. 125 Owl’s cry 127 No longer practicing: Abbr. 129 Shy 130 Brynner of Broadway 131 Hit CBS procedural 132 Shine, in some product names

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over the sequester’s effect on national security, its top officials are lobbying for a massive nationwide amnesty that would foster a tsunami of increased illegal immigration for generations to come. The shamnesty beneficiaries will be welcomed with open arms, discounted college tuition, home loans and Obamacare. And as every

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outraged rank-and-file border agent will tell you, DHS top officials have instituted systemic nonenforcement and sabotage of detention, deportation and removal functions. In another emetic performance, Obama parachuted into a Virginia naval shipyard this week to decry Pentagon cuts that would gut our military. But I repeat: The re-

ductions in spending are CINO: Cuts In Name Only. If the sequester goes into effect, Pentagon spending will increase by $121 billion between 2014 and 2023. Fiscal watchdog GOP Sen. Tom Coburn adds that $70 billion is spent by the Defense Department on “nondefense” expenditures each year. Send in the clowns. Wait. Don’t bother. They’re

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of police departments — would also be banned with its high capacity, 13-bullet magazine. Beretta USA is threatening to leave Maryland over new gun control proposals, the Washington Post reports, and they would take hundreds of jobs along with them.” “But under an assault-weapons ban that advanced late last week in the Maryland General Assembly, experts say the gun would be illegal in the state where it is produced. Jeffrey Reh, general counsel for Beretta “Why expand in a place where the people who built the gun couldn’t buy it?” ****************** Drudge headline: “In the 40s” with a picture of Obama. Gallup Daily: “Obama Job Approval Each result is based on a three-day rolling average.”


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Jim Barnes and The None Of Us Irish Band At Franklin Opera House St. Patrick’s Day will come House Executive Director. a week early this year, when “but there are still good Jim Barnes, Balladeer and seats available for this exThe None Of Us Is Irish Irish citing and energetic show.” Band visit Franklin Opera Good seats are never a House on Saturday, March problem at the historic 9th. The show begins at Franklin Opera House, an 7:30pm. intimate, 300 seat theJim Barnes is known ater located in downtown throughout New Hampshire Franklin, in the City Hall as a fine singer/songwritbuilding. There are no ober of what he terms “New structed view seats in either Hampshire-flavored music” the orchestra section or in but he is also known and the balcony, and ample free appreciated for his presenparking all around. tation of traditional Irish Tickets for Jim Barnes, pub-style music. “This is Balladeer and the None the music you would hear as of Us Is Irish Irish band you hoist a pint in a tavern are now on sale at www. or a pub,” says Jim, “songs, of the Irish Rebellion, love by visiting the box office songs, songs about emigraMon-Fri 10:00 am – 2:00 tion and transportation; a Jim Barnes and The None Of Us Irish Band will appear at the Franklin Opera House, pm or by calling 934-1901. wide variety that tells the Reserved seat tickets are story of the Irish spirit, along with Fiddler Ellen Carson on Saturday, March 9th at 7:30pm. priced at $15 for adults, mixed in with Jim’s hilariwith Senior tickets at $13. ous sense of humor. Band and as leader of the New well: Elsa and Leah, Irish step Also, Onions Restaurant & Pub F e a t u r e d a l o n g w i t h J i m Hampshire Fiddle Ensemble. dancers from the Cunniffe Acad- at the Tilton Inn is offering an Barnes is Lakes Region favorite, Fred Clifford, Steve Moore and emy of Irish Dance will also be Irish dinner special for the eveEllen Carlson, whose reputation Dick Bennett round out the band on hand to add to the evening’s ning, including choice of appeas a fiddler precedes her onto on bass guitar, guitar, bagpipes, festivities. tizer, entrée and dessert for just the Opera House stage. She has tin whistle and mandolin. And “Tickets are on sale and going $19.95, with your purchase of appeared with the High Range there will be a special treat as fast,” reports Steve Foley, Opera tickets for the show.

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