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MS Walk Starts & Finishes At Opechee Park – Hundreds of residents from Laconia and Northern New Hampshire are coming together Saturday, May 12, for Walk MS, presented by Biogen Idec & Élan. Organized by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, fundraising by Walk MS participants helps individuals and families address the challenges of living with multiple sclerosis. The five-mile route starts and finishes at Opechee Park, 867 Main Street in Laconia. Check-in opens at 9am., and the official start is 10am. Each walker, 12-years-old and above, is required to raise at least $25. T- shirts are awarded for at least $100 in fundraising. There are prizes for higher levels of fundraising. Teams and individual walkers can register online, www.walkMSgne.org or by calling 1 800 344 4867 opt. 2.

The Eastern hognose snake, often mistaken for a rattler, is one of eleven varieties of snakes found in New Hampshire. The timber rattler is the only known poisonous snake in the Granite State, but it is rare and avoids contact with humans. PHoto by Michael Marchand, Certified Wildlife Biologist, NH Fish & Game Dept.

Close Encounters of the Serpentine Kind by Roberta Baker Contributing Writer

chirped, cradling a handful of squirming six-inchers. I simply smiled and held my breath. By the time our next encounter rolled around, our family had become completely desensitized to snakes – and a host of other wildlife forms that tried to colonize our old house in central New Hampshire: an enormous gray squirrel who attempted to nest in a living room bowl of nuts; the rampage of yellow jackets that poured through cracks in

our kitchen paneling one spring, as if directed by Alfred Hitchcock; a fuzzy brown wolf spider, three inches across, perched on the toilet roll the downstairs bathroom, discovered in the glow of a nightlight; the flying squirrel who entered through a crack in the fireplace and camped behind the most fragile ornament on our Christmas tree. Nothing in the natural world seemed to faze us anymore. On a visit to See snakes on 24

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the Ugly, and I reached for the nearest broomlength stick. Festooned with brown and tan bands and diamond shapes, a chunky-looking head and what my imagination swore was a quivering tail, I was convinced it was a rattlesnake. I screamed all the way to the house. Next time it was my nine-year-old daughter who discovered 13 baby garter snakes living in the stone wall outside our kitchen window. “Aren’t they cute, Mommy?” she

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Portsmouth Public Library, 175 Parrott Ave., Portsmouth. 7pm. Program presented by Diana Durham. 4271540

Rummage Sale

Holderness Community Church, 923 US Route 3, Holderness. 9am-6pm. 968-7643

Friday 4th Legally Blonde – The Musical

The Palace Theatre, downtown Manchester. 7:30pm. Tickets range from $15-$45. Show runs through May 19th. 668-5588 or www.palacetheatre.org

Huggins Hospital Aid Sale

Collection Barn Center, Route 109A, Wolfeboro. 10am-2pm. For more info visit the Facebook page Huggins Hospital Street Fair.

Rummage Sale

Holderness Community Church, 923 US Route 3, Holderness. 9am-2pm. 968-7643

Lakes Region Singers Annual Spring Concert

First United Methodist Church, Route 11A, Gilford. 7:30pm. Exciting mix of Broadway show tunes and inspiring patriotic songs. Open to the public,with a suggested donation to defray expenses.

Rummage Sale & Flea Market United Methodist Beach. 8am-1pm

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Winnipesaukee Playhouse. 7:30pm. 366-7377 for tickets and info

Saturday 5th Star Wars: In a Nutshell – Written and Performed by UNH Manchester Students

UNH Manchester. 3pm and 6pm. $5 adults and $3 students, seniors and Military. All ticket sales will benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. 641-4395

Sheddlane – Classic Rock Dance Music Bridgewater Inn Japanese Steakhouse & Tavern, Mayhew Turnpike, Bridgewater. 9pm.

Sandwich Fair Craft Building, Sandwich. 3-5pm. Get well community kick-off! Refreshments, raffles and much more! Donations can also be dropped of at any MVSB branch for the Pam Elliot Fund. 651-8819

Huggins Hospital Aid Sale

Collection Barn Center, Route 109A, Wolfeboro. 10am-2pm. For more info visit the Facebook page Huggins Hospital Street Fair.

The Art of Needle Felting

League of NH Craftsmen, 279 D.W. Highway, Meredith. 11am-2pm. Demonstration by Carolyn Wright. 279-7970

8th Annual Granite State Story Swap

Seacoast Science Center, 570 Ocean Blvd., Rye. 8am-5pm. $16 includes parking fees, breakfast and lunch. www.nhstorytelling.org 735-5965

Lower Gate House Tours

Castle in the Clouds, Moultonborough. Every half hour from 12:30-2pm. Reservations are required. 476-5900

Jack Grace & His Broken Mariachi Band – Live Music

The Inn on Main, 200 North Main Street, Wolfeboro. Doors open 6pm for dinner, show at 8pm. Reservations required. 569-1335 www.innnewhampshire.com

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Squam Lakes Science Center, Holderness. 9:30am-4:30pm. Special discounts for residents of NH. 9687194

Rummage Sale

Holderness Community Church, 923 US Route 3, Holderness. 9am-2pm. 968-7643

Meat Bingo

American Legion Post 33, Meredith. 3pm. No Smoking.

Rummage Sale & Flea Market United Methodist Beach. 8am-1pm

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The Fitness Edge, Meredith. 7-10pm. 677-2410

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The Congregational-Christian Church, West Franklin. 5-6pm. $10 pp, Kids 4-12 are $4 and kids under 4 are free.

How to Design a Kitchen Garden

The Fells Historic Estate and Gardens, 456 Route 103A, Newbury. Ellen Ecker Ogden presents original designs from her book and teaches how you can turn a basic back yard into an elegant European-inspired kitchen garden design. $20/members, $30/non-members. Pre-registration is required. 763-4789

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Bridgewater-Hebron School, School Road, Bridgewater. 2pm. 744-3885

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Winnipesaukee Playhouse. 2pm. 3667377 for tickets and info

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Erik Larson – Writers on a New England Stage The Music Hall, 28 Chestnut Street Portsmouth. 7:30pm. 436-2400 or www.themusichall.org

Wednesday 9th Dark Star Orchestra – Full Electric Show

Flying Monkey, Plymouth. 536-2551 or www.flyingmonkeyNH.com

Thursday 10th The Making of Strawberry Banke

Harvey-Mitchell Memorial Library, 151 Main Street, Epping. 7pm. Presented by author J. Dennis Robinson. Robinson looks candidly at mistakes made and lessons learned in this grassroots success story. 679-6707

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Flying Monkey, Plymouth. 536-2551 or www.flyingmonkeyNH.com The Retreat, the new transitional care center at Golden View, provides the intensive therapy and skilled nursing services necessary to speed recovery after an illness or injury. Providing orthopedic, cardio-pulmonary, stroke, neurological and complex medical rehabilitation.

Songs of Gratitude Pemigewasset Choral Society

Gilford Community Church. 7:30pm. Open to the public with admission by donation. www.pemichoral.org

Thurs. 10th – Sat. 12th Chicago – The Musical

Oyster River High School Auditorium, Durham. 7pm. 868-7156 for tickets and more info.

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Felted Creature Creations At the Meredith League Shop In May The wonderful felted creations of Carolyn Wright will be featured for the month of May. Stop into the Meredith Gallery to see her playful rabbits, woolly sheep, horses, camels, cows, and other fun critters! Carolyn will be here on Saturday May 5th, from 11am – 2pm demonstrating the art of needle felting and answering any of your questions. Carolyn is a NH native – she grew up in Hopkinton, met her husband of 35 years at UNH, and has lived in South Sutton for the last 6 years. She has three grown children and four grandchildren. Carolyn says her husband tolerates the loss of a corner in the living room for her fiber “obsession,” and he is both her biggest supporter and harshest critic, with a wonderful eye for the details. Carolyn’s needle felting all started with the purchase of a book.

Slate of Restaurants “Full” for Altrusa Taste Event

The “I”’s have been dotted and the “t”’s have been crossed – all the confirmations are in place, and the Laconia Altrusa Taste of the Lakes Region is raring to go. With a full slate of 24 restaurants, caterers, bakeries and beverage vendors lined up, there is bound to be a veritable goldmine of culinary treats to dig into. Just think of sampling 24 of your favorite menu items from all over the Lakes Region, in one location, for one low price, and you’ve got the 22nd Annual Laconia Altrusa Taste of the Lakes Region, to be held this year on Sunday, May 6th, from 3:00-5:30pm., at the Conference Center at the Lake Opechee Inn and Spa in Laconia. Tickets are $25 and must be purchased in advance from any Altrusa member or at Hector’s Restaurant, Hart’s Turkey Farm, Patrick’s Pub & Eatery or Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Laconia.

Peregrines in May The fastest birds in the world will be highlighted this month with two programs aimed at informing visitors about these remarkable birds of prey. First, on Thursday May 3, 7-9 pm at the McLane Center, Concord, Chris Martin, NH Audubon Senior Biologist, will discuss his years of experience working with Peregrine Falcons. Learn about the Peregrine Falcon webcam project at the BradySullivan Tower and how to follow the Falcon family from your home. The McLane Center’s own Peregrine Falcon will also be out and about for up-close observation! This program is free and does not Sarah Gatzke PHoto require preregistration. Call 603224-9909 for information. Then on Saturday, May 19, from 11m to 3pm. the Peregrine Falcon Festival will be hosted at the Amoskeag Fishways, Manchester. Celebrating the Peregrine Falcon with community art projects and raptor presentations throughout the day. See a live falcon up close. Walk across the bridge to the Brady Sullivan building where an interpretive naturalist will be on hand to assist in spotting our Manchester Peregrine Falcons. Please bring binoculars if possible. $3 per person or $6 per family, no registration required. For more information call 603-626-3474.

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This past Monday, I “discovered” that the Alton Hannaford store’s deli department offers some tasty looking ready made garden salads. They are 12 oz in weight and sell for $3.99. So I bought the one in this photo and plan to have it for dinner tonight. I like a garden salad now and then, although I am far from being a vegetarian! The broccoli looks especially appetizing to me. to me. So far, the only one of that genre that I’ve found to be palatable is the Hungry-Man Salisbury Steak dinner. Heated in a conventional oven, it’s not a bad dinner, I’ve found. But last night, after working on this article, I popped one in the gas oven. 35-minutes later, I sat down to enjoy my dinner. Instead, I wrote the following letter:

Here’s a screenshot of a YouTube video that features Steve Goodman singing a famous song that he wrote. He’s in better shape than he was in the other picture of him that also accompanies this article. He was diagnosed with leukemia at age 20 and died at age 36. (You may learn more about his short life and his famous song in the accompanying article. trée. Stouffer’s makes a number of good ones and so too does Bertolli. The Bertolli’s entrées contain plenty for two meals, so in the case of a Bertolli’s entrée I split each package in two and save the other half in the freezer for a 2nd dinner. Seldom do I use my microwave oven to heat any entrées, They are all better when heated in my old Glenwood gas oven or prepared in a saucepan

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It has been a long time since I’ve been inspired to write a letter of complaint. But immediately following my first attempt at preparing dinner tonight, I wrote just such a letter. Now that I am “cooking” just for myself most nights, I often take the easy way out which ends up being some sort of frozen en-

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The Weirs Times was first published in 1883 by Mathew H. Calvert. The newspaper, then named Calvert’s Weirs Times and Tourists’ Gazette, was published until Mr. Calvert’s death in 1902. One of the most remarkable features of the publication was a map of Lake Winnipesaukee which occupied the center spread of the paper. Readers will find the same map reprinted on the center pages of this, and every issue. 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 vicinity.

Good Stuff Locally owned for over 19 years, this publication is devoted to printing the stories of the people and places that make New Hampshire the best place in the world to live. No, none of the daily grind news will be found in these pages, just the good stuff. 30,000 copies Advertise with confidence. Circulation Verified by are distributed every week in the Lakes Region/Concord area. 15,000 Audit Completed 09/30/10 delivered to communities along the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee and another 15,000 to neighboring cities and towns. An independent circulation audit estimates that over 60,000 people read the Weirs Times every week. To advertise your business or service call 1-888-308-8463. Published year round on Thursdays by The Weirs Publishing Company, Inc. PO Box 5458, Weirs, NH 03247 www.TheWeirsTimes.com info@weirs.com 603-366-8463 Fax 603-366-7301

School Choice Scholarships For NH To The Editor:   Growing up with both parents being public school teachers, the importance of education has always been clear. Having attended public schools my entire life, including my undergraduate and juris doctorate degrees, I know public schools offer an outstanding education for most students.   However, while most kids flourish in their assigned school, some need a different educational environment. Unfortunately, for many students and families who are in need financially, they lack access to educational choice, which prevents them from achieving their full potential.   Few would disagree with the notion that every child holds within themselves their own particular genius. This potential can best be realized when students have the ability to chose what school will best engage, prepare, and educate them for the future.

The School Choice Scholarship Act (House Bill 1607) is a program that has been successful in eight states as a costeffective way to expand educational opportunity and innovation. This legislation would allow businesses to donate to nonprofit scholarship organizations who in turn grant scholarships to in-need New Hampshire students. In return the businesses are awarded a business tax credit worth 85% of their donation.  The size of these scholarships will vary but on average will be around $2,500. These scholarships will be available to students, including those with special needs, from age 5-20 that have not yet graduated from high school and satisfy a means testing requirement set at 300% of the federal poverty guidelines. This makes approximately half of New Hampshire residents eligible. It carries a financial impact of less than a half of one percent on local school budgets.   School choice is not an indictment on pub-

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Supporting SB2 in Sanbornton To The Editor: Senate Bill 2 will be up for vote on the Sanbornton ballot on May 8, 2012. Many like the traditional town meeting form of government where all of the budget issues and other articles are brought before the people for discussion and at the same time voted on either by ballot or by show of hands. However, at the 2011 town meeting only 144 citizens voted on the first article and 86 voted on the final article. The 144 votes represent 6% of the 2333 registered voters and the 86 votes are equal to less than 4%. There are dollar values linked to most of the articles which affect your annual tax bill. SB-2 will not abolish Sanbornton’s Town Meeting tradition. The difference between the traditional town meeting and SB-2 is the title. The term Town Meeting would now be known as Deliberative Session. It is at this Deliberative Session that all articles will be presented and openly discussed. However, no votes would be cast until an official ballot vote is cast 30 or so days later at the polls. I believe the SB-2 process will be a great benefit See mail boat on 20

SB2 - Improving Town Government To The Editor: Voters of Sanbornton, I hope you will consider voting for SB2 this May 8th, 2012. I circulated the SB2 petition to be put on as a Warrant Article. I believe SB2 will allow more voters to participate in the decision making of the town and please keep in my mind that more voters are a good thing! I have been Chairman of the Sanbornton Budget Committee for several years and find that at Town meeting often people vote for reasons that might make sense at that moment but when they get home and look further into it they find it wasn’t what they thought. With SB2 you go to a deliberative session which is much like a regular town meeting you can make changes to the articles and hear the positions of the Selectman as well as the Budget Committee and address any other concerns that voters may have. Thirty days later in the voting both you decide and vote on the individual articles. These thirty days allow you to further research questions you might have had from the deliberative session, if you vote NO on an article; that line gets stuck with last years budget. If you are out of town or ill you can vote by absentee ballot. Today our lives have become very busy and this modernizes the system. I and two other Budget Committee members signed the petition for SB2 as well as two of our Selectman. As taxpayers and citizens of Sanbornton we sincerely believe SB2 would be an improvement in town government! Earl Leighton Jr. Sanbornton, NH.


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Last week we took a trip to Chicago I hadn’t travelled by air since before 9/11 up to that point. It’s not that I was afraid of flying, it’s just because I never had anywhere to go to that needed the help of an airplane. I was a bit skeptical and even a little excited about what to expect. The TV news was always full of weird stories about strange occurrences at the security checkpoint: old ladies in wheelchairs being strip searched, little babies being thoroughly examined, fed-up people stripping down naked before going through the detectors. I was hoping I’d see some of that. I figured it would make some great material for this week’s column. Unfortunately, no one was abused or humiliated when I was at the checkpoints; I was a bit disappointed. Of course, preparing for this expected adventure, I was careful to try and do the best I could to make sure that I wasn’t one of those people whose time at the security checkpoint didn’t end up in someone else’s weekly column. So, we studied the proper procedures for air travel. We had our see through, one-quart plastic travel bags with our three ounces of liquids in clear containers. We had carry-on luggage only, so we made sure we had no knives or scissors, razor blades or explosives. We travelled out of Logan Airport in Boston. When we arrived, boarding passes in hand, it was about 8am. The line to get through security was

snaked around four rows but it was moving at a good clip. The people who had made it as far as the security conveyor X-ray machines were frantically taking off shoes and belts and coats, emptying pockets and placing them in plastic bins. It kind of had the feel of the checkout line at a Black Friday sale at Wal-Mart. A few buzzers went off and I looked around in expectation, but no grandmas or babies or naked guys were being shaken down. It was disappointing. Then it was my turn. I had made it past the first checkpoint where my ID was scrutinized and some strange numbers were written on my boarding pass. I was going to ask what the numbers meant, but I remembered reading that it was better to keep your mouth shut and just keep moving. I guess people who ask questions are looked at as troublemakers; similar to reporters at White House press conferences. I got to the conveyor. I grabbed a plastic bin and loaded it with my sneakers, belt and keys. I took off my jacket and put it down as well as my carryon bag. All the while some fat, sweaty TSA guy was yelling out undecipherable instructions on how to make the whole thing easier. It had a calming

effect; much like a nurse screaming in your ear to relax while she inserts the catheter. Despite it all, I had succeeded and now made my way through the metal detector. No beeps, no whistles. I simply walked through and was done. I looked around. Was that it? It was all over? It was very anti-climactic. I met my girlfriend, Kim, on the other side. Her trip was much the same. No bells, no whistles. In fact, the bracelet she had with her which had, just the night before, rubbed against me and cut my hand because of its seriously sharp points, made it through without a second look. That was a bit disconcerting. We made it safely to Chicago. It’s a great city with really friendly people. Even had dinner at the Chicago Curry House, which I highly recommend. But that’s not what I’m here to talk about. Leaving the Windy City, we went to O’Hare Airport; once again prepared for security but a little more comfortable, now being seasoned pros. I got to the conveyor line and casually loaded the plastic bin with shoes and belt, put up my bag, took off my coat and walked

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up at me and told me I was all set. Would now be a good time to ask what the palm heel swab was about? Her burly TSA associate had just snapped on a fresh pair of plastic gloves; the thought of a strip search made an ugly scene in my head. I decided to keep quiet and just keep moving. Silently saying a prayer in thanks to whoever is the god of airport security. We arrived safely at Logan. Our thoughts of airport security quickly faded as we were soon face to face with Boston Friday afternoon traffic. I’ll take the airport security line anytime. Brendan Smith welcomes your comments at brendan@weirs.com.

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seven years ago this week, U.S. and Allied forces were racing across Germany and uncovering the deepest horrors of Adolf Hitby Oliver North ler’s Third Reich. Syndicated Columnist Liberated death camps and extermination centers where millions perished were evidence of a brutal Holocaust perpetrated in the Führer’s “Final Solution.” On April 28, 1945, Hitler’s erstwhile ally, Benito Mussolini, was captured by Italian partisans and summarily executed as he tried to flee to Switzerland. Less than 48 hours later, Hitler, cowering in his bunker beneath Berlin, committed suicide. Eight days after that, Germany surrendered -- ending the bloodiest war in European history. By the second week of May, with combat still raging in the Pacific, tens of thousands of Ameri-

can troops were en route home from Europe for victory parades. Thirty-seven years ago this week, North Vietnamese armor units closed in on Saigon, the capital of South Vietnam. Shortly after dawn on April 30, 1975, a U.S. Marine CH-46 helicopter lifted off the roof of the U.S. Embassy in “Operation Frequent Wind” in a last desperate effort to evacuate U.S. citizens from the city before it fell to Ho Chi Minh’s invaders. The fall of Saigon ended the Vietnam War, but the only victory parades for those who fought there were held in Hanoi. The U.S. soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines who battled in Vietnam for more than a decade were welcomed home quietly by their families and comrades -- but few of their countrymen bothered to even thank them for their service and sacrifice. Now it appears that another war has ended without a victory parade. According to an article this week in the National Journal, an See north on 18

Who is Rashad Robinson? And why has his fringe, racebaiting organization been able to pressure several major corpoby Michelle Malkin rations into Syndicated Columnist abandoning a pro-limitedgovernment legislative association -- all for a few cheap socialjustice brownie points? Conservative consumers need to get informed, get active and stand their ground against free speech-squelching progressive activists who have demonized the American Legislative Exchange Council. This isn’t just a battle over ALEC. It’s a war against the left’s shakedown artists taking aim at our freedoms of speech and association. ALEC, as I reported last week, is the four-decade-old policy organization of state legislators and like-minded business people who believe in “the Jeffersonian principles of free markets, limited government, federalism, and individual liberty.” They are under fire from a longstanding network of liberal groups -- tied to the Democratic Party -- that are unhappy with effective conservative opposition at the state and federal legislative levels. Anti-ALEC hypocrites seized on the Trayvon Martin shooting case in Florida to blame ALEC and Republican lawmakers for their advocacy of Stand Your Ground self-defense legislation - even though the case does not implicate the policy and ALEC followed Florida’s lead on the legislation. Moreover, eight of

the 15 states that have adopted such polices were helmed by Democratic governors at the time of passage. Robinson is spearheading the anti-ALEC campaign, along with Soros-backed Progress Now and a MoveOn.org/Big Labor political action committee, the Progressive Change Campaign Committee (PCCC). While they claim to oppose black “voter suppression” by working to undermine anti-voter fraud bills backed by ALEC, Color of Change’s true agenda is to chill and suppress pro-capitalist, pro-Second Amendment, prolow taxes and pro-law enforcement lobbying and legislating in the political marketplace. Robinson is in charge of “Color of Change,” a radical activist group founded by disgraced 9/11 Truther, anti-police agitator, Occupy movement promoter and former Obama green jobs czar Van Jones. The group used Hurricane Katrina to condemn America as institutionally racist. Most shamefully, Jones and his fledgling group helped perpetuate director Spike Lee and Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan’s wild conspiracy theories about government-engineered black genocide in New Orleans. Before taking over Jones’ demagogue duties, Robinson previously lobbied for felon voting rights at the left-wing Soros family-backed Fair Vote. The group has repeatedly fought common-sense efforts to rein in voter fraud. Unsurprisingly, Robinson is close to the community organizer in chief’s administration. While media director at gay rights group GLAAD, Robinson traveled to Serbia in See malkin on 22


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Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is on the road to Burma to witness a “critical moment” by John J. Metzler in the isolatSyndicated Columnist ed Southeast Asian state’s slow but sure transition to a more open political system which may bring democracy, or could legitimize the long-ruling military regime. Recently, British Prime Minister David Cameron visited Burma and called for a “suspension” of the suffocating economic sanctions slapped on the military rulers. And now the European Union has suspended sanctions. Equally the United States has trimmed some sanctions too. Indeed in the last six months there’s been a positive and perceptible shift by Burma’s nominally- civilian government. Rationales for the change has been easing debilitating economic stagnation caused by the embargos, tilting the country away from total dependence on China, and attempting to defuse growing political pressures from until- recently banned opposition. Burma’s military regime, in power since the early 1960’s, though politically backed by Beijing, remains in the steely grip of Mainland Chinese military and commercial deals. Thus the military has tactically allowed a glimmer of hope into what only a few

years ago looked hopeless. After all, political parties were banned, Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Su Ki was under house arrest, and the resource-rich country was mismanaged by corrupt state socialism. Making matters worse, the United States and the Europeans enforced punishing economic sanctions which hurt the Rangoon regime, but in turn made the country, which renamed itself Myanmar, infinitely more dependent on neighboring China. Earlier this month, free and essentially fair elections were allowed for about ten percent of Parliamentary seats. Predictably the National League for Democracy, the standard bearer of the harassed opposition movement, won the seats and Aung San Su Ki gained a place in Parliament. This is by no means a change on government but in attitude and aspirations for 52 million Burmese. There’s a whiff of reform throughout the land. Amazingly, Aung San Suu Kyi will soon travel abroad for the first time in 24 years and visit Norway (to officially receive her 1990 Novel) as well as Britain. Ban Ki-moon stressed, “Now is the time for the international community to stand together at Myanmar’s side…yet we also recognize this fresh start is still fragile.” Reinforcing the fresh start should be suspending but not formally ending the economic sanctions.

Diplomatically it’s the season to visit Burma; have a celebratory meeting with Aung San Su Ki, see the glitz, gilt and gold capital Naypyidaw to meet and greet soldier turned civilian President Thein Sein the enigmatic face of

regime, and then offer words of encouragement for Burma’s road to democracy. Hillary Clinton, (first US Secretary of State since John Foster Dulles) David Cameron (First British PM since in-

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Who Is ‘Racist’? Whatever the ultimate outcome of the case against George Zimmerman for his shooting of Trayvon Martin, what has happened already is enough to turn by Thomas Sowell the stomach Syndicated Columnist of anyone who believes in either truth or justice. An amazing proportion of the media has given us a painful demonstration of the thinking -- and lack of thinking -- that prevailed back in the days of the old Jim Crow South, where complexion counted more than facts in determining how people were treated. One of the first things presented in the media was a transcript of a conversation between George Zimmerman and a police dispatcher. The last line in most of the transcripts shown on TV was that of the police dispatcher telling Zimmerman not to continue following Trayvon Martin. That became the basis of many media criticisms of Zimmerman for continuing to follow him. Only later did I see a transcript of that conversation on the Sean Hannity program that included Zimmerman’s reply to the police dispatcher: “O.K.” That reply removed the only basis for assuming that Zimmerman did in fact continue to follow Trayvon Martin. At this point, neither I nor the people who assumed that he continued to follow the teenager have any basis in fact for believing that he did or didn’t. Why was that reply edited out by so many in the media? Because too many people in the media see their role as filtering and slanting the news to fit their own vision of the world. The issue is not one of being “fair” to “both sides” but,

more fundamentally, of being honest with their audience. NBC News carried the editing even further, removing one of the police dispatcher’s questions, to which Zimmerman was responding, in order to feed the vision of Zimmerman as a racist. In the same vein were the repeated references to Zimmerman as a “white Hispanic.” Zimmerman is half-white. So is Barack Obama. But does anyone refer to Obama as a “white African”? All these verbal games grow out of the notion that complexion tells you who is to be blamed and who is not. It is a dangerous game because race is no game. If the tragic history of the old Jim Crow South in this country is not enough to show that, the history of racial and ethnic tragedies is written in blood in countries around the world. Millions have lost their lives because they looked different, talked differently or belonged to a different religion. In the midst of the Florida tragedy, there was a book published with the unwieldy title, “No Matter What ... They’ll Call This Book Racist.” Obviously it was written well before the shooting in Florida, but its message -- that there is rampant hypocrisy and irrationality in public discussions of race -could not have been better timed. Author Harry Stein, a self-described “reformed white liberal,” raised by parents who were even further left, exposes the illogic and outright fraudulence that lies behind so much of what is said about race in the media, in politics and in our educational institutions. He asks a very fundamental question: “Why, even after the Duke University rape fiasco, does the media continue to give credence to every charge of racism?” Harry Stein credits Shelby Steele’s book “White Guilt” with See Sowell on 17


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Not all of my life’s interests are obvious to those who faithfully read this column. Take music for example. Except for an article or two about folksingers such as Arlo Guthrie and Pete Seeger, there has been very little that I‘ve written about the other artists who I enjoy and admire. But recently, I became engaged in a discussion about Arlo Guthrie’s old hit; City of New Orleans. The song City of New Orleans was written by the late Steve Goodman, who was a talented singer/songwriter from the Chicago suburbs. Yours truly is a somewhat product of the Chicago suburbs, having lived in suburban Deerfield, Illinois, during my later teen years. Other

than gender, the Chicago area is about all I have in common with the late Steve Goodman. Were it not for my extensive collection of Arlo’s LPs and CDs, I wouldn’t have learned anything about the late Steve Goodman. Many of Arlo’s recordings feature a lot of verbal introduction. On one recording that I have Arlo goes into detail about how the song the City of New Orleans was written by Steve Goodman and how he (Arlo) first met Steve and learned about the song. Here, as best as I remember, is how Arlo’s story went. Steve Goodman, who had never met Arlo, once approached Arlo in a bar and told Arlo that he had a song he wanted to sing to him. Arlo told Steve to buy him a beer and as See rambling on 13

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Here’s a screenshot of Steve Goodman in a YouTube video. A leukemia victim who died at age 36, he was nearing his death in this photo. (You may read about this gifted singer/ songwriter and find out about the famous song he wrote in the accompanying article.) man CDs. It seems he liked (and still likes) Steve Goodman too. On the north side of Chicago was where Steve was born in 1948, which was just a few years after I was born. His parents later moved to the Chicago suburb of Park Ridge. He became the “late” Steve Goodman only 36 years after he was born when he died of Leukemia. He was diagnosed with the disease at age 20. As a sure sign of his edgy sense of humor, he called himself Cool Hand Leuk! Goodman began writing and performing songs as a teenager. By

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Laconia Savings Bank Changes Name Laconia - Laconia Savings Bank is proud to announce that they have changed their name to Bank of New Hampshire. “Laconia Savings Bank was established in 1831, right here in Laconia, the heart of New Hampshire. Over the past 181 years we have grown into a statewide organization with 21 banking offices throughout the state. We are very proud of our roots and needed a name that reflects who we have become.” explained K. Mark Primeau, President & CEO. Laconia Savings Bank began as Meredith Bridge Savings Bank and changed its name to Laconia Savings Bank in 1869. Now, with 21 community offices within the state and assets exceeding $1 billion, Laconia Savings Bank is the largest independent bank in New Hampshire. Because Laconia Savings Bank is a mutual organization, it doesn’t answer to stock holders and can focus on the success of its customers, communities and employees. Throughout its 180 year history, Laconia Savings Bank continues to be a strong and stable financial organization. For more information, call 1-800-832-0912 or visit www. laconiasavings.com.

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Urban Tree Service To Host Greater Rochester Chamber Of Commerce May Business After Hours The Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that on Thursday, May 10, Urban Tree Service will host a Business After Hours. This event will be held from 5:30 to 7pm at Urban Tree Service located at 119A Walnut Street in Rochester. This Business After Hours will give Chamber members and their guests a chance to tour Urban Tree Service’s facility and to learn about the services they offer. Those who attend will also have the opportunity to network with fellow Chamber members and guests. Business After Hours events are an informal mixer allowing Chamber members and their guests the opportunity network, make business contacts, renew acquaintances and meet fellow members. Those attending are urged to bring their business cards for networking. For more information or to attend, contact the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce at 603-332-5080, email events@rochesternh.org or register online at www.rochesternh.org.


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Obama/Biden, ROFLMAO! - Hey Joe; 3 Letters? T h e r e should be no doubt of who, in my humble opinion, should be the next President by Niel Young of the UnitAdvocates Columnist ed States, beginning in January 2013. My mind and heart harken back to what Manchester Union Leader Editorial Page Director Richard Lessner said: “We support our friends, and expose our enemies.” Let us do some “exposing” today, in the form of facts that cannot be shown here or during my radio program using visuals. Have you listened to Joel Osteen, pastor of nondenominational Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas? He preaches about the “enemy” – Satan, not Obama. I see the whole Obama administration, ALL Loony Liberals, who kiss his ring, as the enemy of my family and our country! kim@wsj.com: “ Richard Nixon’s ‘enemies list’ appalled the country for the simple reason that presidents hold a unique trust. Unlike senators or congressmen, presidents alone represent all Americans. Their powers—to jail, to fine, to bankrupt—are also so vast as to require restraint. Any president who targets a private citizen for his politics is de facto engaged in government intimidation and threats. This is why presidents since Nixon have carefully avoided the practice. Save Mr. Obama, who acknowledges no rules. This past week, one of his campaign websites posted an item entitled ‘Behind the curtain: A brief history of Romney’s donors.’ In the post, the Obama campaign

named and shamed eight private citizens who had donated to his opponent. Describing the givers as all having ‘less-than-reputable records,’ the post went on to make the extraordinary accusations that ‘quite a few’ have also been ‘on the wrong side of the law’ and profiting at ‘the expense of so many Americans’.” ********** When is the last trip you took with family and friends costing $500,000? Yes, I’m speaking to the “middle class”. Daily Mail Reporter: “The First Lady’s whirlwind tour of Spain in 2010 better have been a once in a lifetime trip, because her getaway cost taxpayers nearly half a million dollars. “The highly controversial and lavish trip drew ire at the time, but the White House assured the public that the Obamas picked up the tab on their own. But new information from Judicial Watch, a public interest group that investigates government corruption, detailed the extensive security costs to the United States Air Force and Secret

Service.” Question: How many trips has Michelle and the girls gone on at our expense? Barack Hussein Obama likes to talk about fairness for all. Allow me to ask those of you who are on public assistance – not talking about unemployment because your employer laid you off, or went out of business – but those who really aren’t looking for work because Obama is giving you my money. Has life been unfair to you? When did that feeling begin? Have you done anything since then to make that feeling go away? Tell me please, do you envy or dislike me and my family because we all have jobs, and are paying taxes? *********** RNC: “In 2007, Joe Biden said then-Sen. Obama was ‘not ready’ to be President. Given our current economic state, it’s clear he’s still not ready.” One of the few times Joe Biden is thinking clearly. Do you recall the beating Vice-President Dan Quayle took for misspelling potato? That “always fair

media” had a great time with that one mistake, fast forward to 2008. Once again the “we pretend to be fair media unless our Liberal is in trouble” and some uppity (we know better than you) Republicans continually made fun of one of my favorites, Gov. Sarah Palin. As much as John McCain supporters like us to believe Sarah cost John the election, it would have been worse without her being on the ticket! More Bidenisms from About.com Political humor.“This is a big BLEEPING deal!” --Joe Biden, caught on an open mic congratulating President Barack Obama during the health care signing ceremony, Washington, D.C., March 23, 2010. “Look, John’s last-minute economic plan does nothing to tackle the numberone job facing the middle class, and it happens to be, as Barack says, a threeletter word: jobs. J-O-B-S, jobs.” --Joe Biden, Athens, Ohio, Oct. 15, 2008 One more for this week: “Stand up, Chuck, let ‘em see ya.” –-Joe Biden, to Missouri

state Sen. Chuck Graham, who is in a wheelchair, Columbia, Missouri, Sept. 12, 2008 How long must Sarah Palin have to endure the insults from the media (late night TV talk shows, etc.) and both parties? This boob Biden makes her look like a genius, and the snide remarks from those of you who do not have the intelligence of Palin and Michele Bachman. ************ Here is who you missed last week during The Advocates Daily heard each weekday 9:05-10 at AM1350 and wezs.com: Karen Testerman, Rep. Harry Accornero, Laconia Fire Chief Ken Erickson, Matt Cover of cnsnews. com, Craig Bannister cnsnews.com, Melanie Hunter also of cnsnews. com. Saturday 8-noon: Rep. Greg Hill, Ken Gorrell, Rep. Paul Hopfgarten, Jane Aitkin, Diane Grassi, and discussion between the callers and host.

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the Shan. Economically elements in the military are mired in opium production, deforestation of valuable teak trees, and gem smuggling. But what media exists is politely and predictably mum. For example Reporters without Borders, has ranked Burma near the bottom of ten countries lacking press freedoms. The report cites, “relentless advance censorship” and the arrest of journalists and bloggers. As Ban advised, “Myanmar is only at the beginning of its transition. Many challenges lie ahead…yet, I am convinced that we have an unprecedented opportunity to help the country advance towards a better future.” For the USA, the Europeans and Burma’s other friends, Ronald Reagan’s memorable quote, “Trust but verify” sets the tone. The Burma Road ahead is long and uncertain. John J. Metzler is a United Nations correspondent covering diplomatic and defense issues.

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opening his eyes to one of the sources of many counterproductive things said and done about race today -- namely, guilt about what was done to blacks and other minorities in the past. Let us talk sense, like adults. Nothing that is done to George Zimmerman -- justly or unjustly -- will unlynch a single black man who was tortured and killed in the Jim Crow South for a crime he didn’t commit. Letting hoodlums get away with hoodlumism today does not undo a single injustice of the past. It is not even a favor to the hoodlums, for many of whom hoodlumism is just the first step on a path that leads to the penitentiary, and maybe to the execution chamber. Winston Churchill said, “If the past sits in judgment on the present, the future will be lost.” He wasn’t talking about racial issues, but what he

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unnamed “senior State Department official” has declared that “the war on terror is over.” This bold proclamation was amplified by a stunning claim that the Arab Spring has been a great success: “Now that we have killed most of al-Qaida, now that people have come to see legitimate means of expression, people who

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once might have gone into al-Qaida see an opportunity for a legitimate Islamism.” This must come as welcome news to members of al-Shabab, Abu Sayyaf, Jemaah Islamiyah, Hamas, Hezbollah, Boko Haram, the Taliban, the Haqqani network and the 38 other violent radical Islamist groups already on the State Department’s

list of designated foreign terrorist organizations. Knowing that the “war on terror is over” must also be a relief to the ayatollahs in Tehran, Iran, and the brutal regime of Omar Hassan al-Bashir in Khartoum, Sudan. One can only hope the word gets out soon about the war on terror’s being over so radical Islamists planting improvised explosive

devices to blow up our Marines in Afghanistan’s Helmand province and those ambushing our 10th Mountain Division soldiers in the shadows of the Hindu Kush will stop plying their deadly trade and just celebrate. Unfortunately, the war on terror isn’t over. The White House tried to “clarify” the State Department’s ludicrous claim --

but as usual, it got it wrong. After the National Journal piece hit the wires, White House spokesman Tommy Vietor insisted: “We absolutely have never said our war against al-Qaida is over. We are prosecuting that war at an unprecedented pace.” And therein is the problem. The Obama administration cannot seem to figure out who our enemies really are. The once global terror organization known as al-Qaida is indeed just a shell of what it was when we were attacked on 9/11. The group has been decapitated and badly damaged. Osama bin Laden’s successor, Ayman al-Zawahri, is so deep in hiding he cannot order a new pair of socks without fear of a Reaper or Predator dropping a Hellfire missile on his head. Al-Qaida is just one of more than 80 hyper-violent radical Islamist organizations committing acts of terrorism around the world today. Al-Qaida could disappear tomorrow, but the war being waged against the West by radical Islamists wouldn’t be over. American civilians still would be their No. 1 target. That’s why Obama’s pledge to “end these wars responsibly” by 2014 makes no sense. Whether our president realizes it or not, radical Islamic militants from the islands of the South Pacific to Africa’s Sahel are committed to their jihad. Those ruling in Iran -- while they rush to build nuclear weapons -- aren’t deterred by flowery rhetoric from a Nobel laureate or “sanctions” from the U.N. Neither are the radical Islamists who are striving for power in Egypt, Syria, Yemen and the “stans” as they terrorize Muslims and Christians alike. The words “win” and “triumph” are rarely heard in Washington today. That means a victory parade for the young Americans who have been fighting this war for more than a decade is unlikely. Before declaring that this war is “over,” the OTeam ought to recall the words of Ronald Reagan: “There’s no argument over the choice between peace and war, but there’s only one guaranteed way you can have peace -- and you can have it in the next second: surrender.” Oliver North is the host of “War Stories” on Fox News Channel, the founder and honorary chairman of Freedom Alliance, and the author of “American Heroes in Special Operations.”


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by Mike Moffett Contributing Writer

Up and Down in Boston This is not an original observation, but I’ll make it anyway. Fenway Park is a terrible place to watch a baseball game. It’s the most uncomfortable park by far in the Major Leagues. Yes, I know about its history and tradition, and, yes, that does have value. But $40 to park? Come on! Build a new park that has parking – like every other team has. Fenway seats? Aye carumba. I’m 6-foot-4 and my knees are always in the back of the poor person sitting in front of me, who is usually drunk by the third inning. Most baseball parks have most of their seats around the infield. Fenway has most of its seats in right field beyond the bullpens. Aye carumba. My most recent trip to Fenway found me in the middle of a row in the right field grandstand, where the seats face centerfield. I had to turn my head 60 degrees to my left to see home plate, while my body faced centerfield. Except I couldn’t see home plate, as the umpire, catcher, and batter were obscured by a girder. Maybe that’s why I got a deal on the ticket, which was only $40. That brought to mind memories of my first game at Fenway, in 1972, when the Sox hosted the Indians. I paid $2 to sit in the centerfield bleachers. Later, when the Sox raised the price for those seats to $3 I remember fans exclaiming “I’ll never pay $3 for a Red Sox ticket!” Still, somehow, most of them, like me, would eventually pay more than $3 for a Red Sox ticket.

But check out the fans behind home plate the next time you watch a game on television. Ostensibly the best seats in the house, the tiny seats force fans to squeeze in like sardines. People of size don’t have a chance, and there are more people of size than ever. Apparently, people were much smaller in 1912, before fans bulked up on Sam Adams while players bulked up on steroids. Fortunately, the Sox prevailed in the game I saw, which took some of the sting out of those $9 libations. Would Babe Ruth have paid $9 for a beer back when he was a Bostonian? Well … probably! Youklis/Valentine and Auerbach/Conley Much has been made of new BoSox manager Bobby Valentine publicly “calling out” Kevin Youklis on Youk’s alleged shortcomings re: being prepared to play baseball. Let’s give this a little time. Maybe Bobby V knows more than we know, and maybe he understands sports psychology, like former Boston Celtic coach Red Auerbach did. When Gene Conley was a backup center for Bill Russell back in the early 60’s, the Celtics had a game in New York against the woeful Knickerbockers. Conley had a lot of friends in New York and scoffed up dozens and dozens of tickets so family and friends could watch him in action at the old Madison Square Garden. The Celtics moved out to a big lead, and Conley kept waiting for Auerbach to put him in the game. Red knew there was a huge Conley contingent at the game but still kept Gene on the bench. Eventually every Celtic got into the game except Conley, who burned with anger and humiliation as the game

neared its end. Then with 30 seconds left, Auerback yelled to Conley. “Go in for Russell so he can get a hand from the fans!” Conley seethed with rage as he went onto the court for the final few seconds. The very next night the Celtics were in Philadelphia to take on the Warriors and mighty Wilt Chamberlain. Conley didn’t figure he’d play, but midway through the first quarter Auerbach put him in the game along with Russell to try to counter Philly’s behemoth. It worked. Conley was angry and had something to prove and had a great game. Auerbach wanted him in that state of mind for the big game against Philly. Red knew his players and understood sports psychology. Maybe Bobby V does as well. Multi-Sport Not only did the 6-foot-8 Conley play four seasons with the Celtics, but he also pitched for Boston Braves and later with the Boston Red Sox. Having played on a World Series Champion with the Milwaukee Braves in 1957,

as well as several NBA title teams with the Celtics, Conley may be the only man to play on world championship teams in two major sports. According to Wikipedia, Conley moved from Florida to Waterville Valley, NH, in 2010, at age 80. Got to like those seniors who can move from Florida to the Granite State, instead of the other way around! The Marathon I finally did my first Boston Marathon last month – as a spectator, not a participant. What a fun time – a half million spectators cheering on 25,000 runners. What was really neat were all the people who kept hanging around for hours, watching the slower runners approach the Hancock building, people running for charity or just to say they did “Boston” once. Some were dressed as cheeseburgers and tacos, and it occurred to me that there was considerable publicity potential for those businesses which sought to get exposure to those half-million spectators. Born Today ... That is to say, sports greats born on May 3 in-

clude boxing great Sugar Ray Robinson (1921) and NHL goalie Ron Hextall (1964). Sportsquiz What National Hockey League team holds the record for the longest regular season winning streak of 17 games? (answer follows). Sportsquote “We took a mulligan.” – Cheryl Kratzert, wife of golfer Bill Kratzert, on her remarriage to Bill after they’d previously divorced. Sportsquiz Answer The Pittsburgh Penguins won 17 games in a row during the 1992-93 NHL season, breaking the record of 15 set by the 1981-82 New York Islanders. The Penguins streak ended on April 14th, 1993 in a game against the New Jersey Devils in which they tied 6-6. It was their last game of the season. Michael Moffett is a Professor of Sports Management at NHTI, Concord’s Community College. His e-mail address is mimoffett@comcast.net .

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With the spring salmon season upon us, it might be a good time to review some of the regulations that were put into place last year. One of the more important regulations pertains to maintaining live fish in the live well. This is NO longer allowed. NH has adopted a “Catch, Kill or Release” regulation, which is similar to what Maine has had in place for a while. Quite simply, once you catch a fish, you must kill it immediately, if you are going to keep it OR release it immediately. This regulation makes good sense, especially due to the fragility of the landlocked salmon. All the more reason for the utilization of a rubber net vs. the cloth or nylon variety. The rubber net causes much less damage to the fish and allows for a much higher survival rate. The one downside to the rubber net is that a proper sized one is like trying to net a fish with a snow shovel. They are heavy and don’t maneu-

ver well once in the water. A lighter model is much too shallow and fish will jump right out of it, which might not be the best if you have a trophy sized fish to net. Personally, I keep two (2) nets aboard the Dr. Hook, one cloth & one rubber. When the client brings a fish close to the boat, they are asked if they want to keep the fish and if so, I utilize the cloth net which allows me a lot more maneuverability. If the decision is to release the fish, we use the rubber net. Since we fish primarily with barbless hooks, I have found that 99% of our fish (caught while trolling flies) are lip hooked. Therefore, a tight line is a must when bringing the fish in to the boat. Once the fish is in the rubber net, a little slack on the line and the fish usually “drops” right off the hook and is released with very little harm being done. Keep all this in mind and remember your limit is only two (2) fish (salmon, rainbows, lakers or any combination of these three). It would stand to reason that if you are hav-

ing a good day, you might be releasing a number of fish. It might be a good thought to keep two nets on board. As usual, only two lines per person are allowed. This issue came close to being changed last year. There were some that wanted to drop this down to only ONE line per person, which in my mind did not really make a lot of sense and would have had a very minimal positive impact on the fishery. However, it “Might” have had a very significant impact upon the tourism. I think that a good number of sportsmen just might have seen fit to spend more time fishing in areas that would have allowed

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vating humans since the days of Adam and Eve, inducing something akin to terror with hyperventilation, or a benign fascination with one of natureâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most celebrated villains. A black asp bite killed Cleopatra, and twentyfoot anacondas have been known to snatch goatsize mammals from the banks of the Amazon, then plunge to the murky depths, squeezing until life runs out. Even beloved childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s author Roald Dahl (of Mathilda and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory fame) spent years See snakes on 25

The most widespread species of snake in New Hampshire is the garter snake. This one was found in the woods of Plymouth, NH, 1/2 mile north of the Baker River. Photo courtesy of the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center

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Eric D’Aleo, naturalist at the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, holds one of their residents, a garter snake, the most Roberta Baker Photo common snake species in the state. There are currently 11 varieties of snakes in the Granite state, and only the timber rattler, the shyest and rarest, is actually poisonous. If you’re a vicarious thrill-seeker, it’s fun to gape at pictures on various state websites. In their dark phase, most common in New Hampshire, timber rattlers are deep brown, almost black, with a hint of dark and lighter bands on their flanks. Heavy-looking and thick-bodied, they grow to

three to five feet, and have a pronounced triangular head and a lighter-colored rattle at the end of their tails. They can be found in crevices and basking on ledges and outcroppings on warm, rocky slopes and in sunny spots in damp, bushy, deciduous forests – that is, if you can find them at all. Your chances of encountering one are extremely remote: In New Hampshire timber See snakes on 26

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sound the alarm by vigorously shaking their tails. “They whole reason they have that rattle is to say, hey, I’m here, don’t step on me, watch out. As long as you give them distance they’re not going to come to try to get you,” D’Aleo explains. “As far as snakes go, they’re pretty docile,” adds Mike Marchand, a wildlife biologist and snake specialist for the New Hampshire Department of Fish and Game. “I’ve never had one act aggressively

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native sometimes mistaken for a rattler is the eastern hognose snake, an endangered species that used to be common in the Merrimack River watershed from Concord south to the Massachusetts border, where it lives in sandy soils and dines on toads. A thick-bodied brown-patterned snake, it will hiss and mock-strike to fend off an attack, or play dead by relaxing its

muscles and flattening its body and large head, with an upturned hog-like snout. Currently, garter snakes are the state’s most common and widespread species - with many lookalikes. Dark with yellow side stripes and 14 to 36 inches long, they’re named for the striped garters men wore under trousers to hold up their socks in the early 1900s. Today garter snakes are

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rower, and their stripes occur slightly lower on the body. Northern brown snakes, at 10 to 14 inches, are sometimes mistaken for small, brown garters and are found in the same places (fields, forests, marshes, parks, vacant lots), but they retreat quickly and are seldom spotted. Northern ringnecks, 10 to 15 inches, are darker with golden

rings around their necks and yellow or orange bellies. Even smaller are northern redbellies, the state’s smallest snakes at 8 to 10 inches; they live in woods, fields, swamps, and spagnum bogs, under wooden debris, rocks, and even human trash, where they eat snails and slugs. Northern water snakes are common, too, frequently spotted crossSee snakes on 30

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Black racer (adult) - NH’s longest snake, averages 4 to 6 feet in length. Found mostly in the southern part of the state, it is considered a threatened species. snakes from 28

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Salome’s Stars Horoscope ARIES (March 21 to April 19) The often skeptical Aries might find that an answer to a question is hard to believe. But check it out before you chuck it out. You might well be surprised at what you could learn.

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TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Your resolute determination to stick by a position might make some people uncomfortable. But if you’re proved right (as I expect you to be), a lot of changes will tilt in your favor.

VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) An opportunity opens up but could quickly close down if you allow pessimism to override enthusiasm. A trusted friend can offer the encouragement you need.

GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) You might feel conflicted between what you want to do and what you should do. Best advice: Honor your obligations first. Then go ahead and enjoy your well-earned rewards. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) That financial matter still needs to be sorted out before you can consider any major monetary moves. Pressures ease midweek, with news about a potential career change.

ACROSS 1 TV host John 5 Full of oneself 9 Amontillado container 13 Beseeched 17 Nile feature 18 In good health 19 “- Without Love” (‘68 hit) 20 Sanctuary 22 Hood’s handle 23 Admiral Zumwalt 24 Tiny part of a second 25 Wagner work 26 Annealing oven 27 Flagon filler 28 Newspaper 30 Take-home 31 Start of a remark 35 Ring stat 36 Thwack 37 Compact cotton 38 “Great Expectations” character 40 Cad 42 Mythical being 44 Hateful 50 Give a little 51 Green 52 Yesterday’s thresher 53 Lillian or Dorothy 54 Ivy Leaguer 55 Fancy dessert 56 First dog in space 57 Where cats congregate 58 Pie - mode 59 Lofty peak 60 Distribute the donuts 61 Keats composition 62 Middle of remark 70 Born 71 ‘87 Peace Prize

LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) You’ve come through a difficult period of helping others deal with their problems. Now you can concentrate on putting your energy to work on your own projects. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Forget about who’s to blame and, instead, make the first move toward patching up a misunderstanding before it creates a rift that you’ll never be able to cross. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Good news for the travel-loving

winner 72 Solidify 73 “- Shook Up” (‘57 smash) 74 Corny goddess? 77 Colossal commotion 78 Malicious to the max 80 Where rams romp 81 Bus starter? 82 Thirteen, to a baker 83 Soprano Fleming 84 - impasse 85 Dachshund or donkey 87 Pianist Jorge 88 “- Old Cow Hand” (‘36 song) 89 Objective 90 Counter change 91 Botanist Gray 92 Age 95 End of remark 104 Road to enlightenment 105 Generally 106 - choy 107 Rocker Billy 108 Tracking tool 110 Manuscript enc. 111 “Surely you -” 113 Lowliest cadet 114 Caustic 115 Yemeni port 116 “New Jack City” actor 117 Beast of Borden 118 Long lunch? 119 For fear that 120 Non-stereo 121 Little ones

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Sagittarian who enjoys galloping off to new places: That trip you put off will soon be back on your schedule. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) A mood change could make the gregarious Goat seek the company of just a few friends. But you charge back into the crowd for weekend fun and games. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) A decision you made in good faith could come under fire. Best advice: Open your mind to other possibilities by listening to your challenger’s point of view. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) You can avoid being swamped by all those tasks dangling from your line this week by tackling them one by one, according to priority. The weekend brings good news. BORN THIS WEEK: You have a fine business sense and a love of the arts. You enjoy living life to its fullest.

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Jack Grace and His Broken Mariachi Horn Band will be celebrating Cinco De Mayo, Saturday, May 5th at the Inn on Main in Wolfeboro. His band rocks too hard to be country. It always has. And the band members come from all walks of life: jazz, rock, country and, well, other. Bassist, vocalist and wife Daria (Melomane, Prewar Ponies) keeps the rhythm going with the rotating drummers, Russ Meissner, Jason “J-Bird”

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