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was struggling. In that time since, says Binnie, sales for the station are up by about sixty percent and the station is growing and has tripled the number of employees that were with WZMY. Binnie, may seem like the new kid on the block when it comes to local media, but he has lived in New Hampshire most of his adult life and is proud to note that his acquisi-

tion of WBIN makes it a locally owned and operated company, a designation that his rival stations can’t claim. “I saw this as a real opportunity,” said Binnie. “I am very much committed to New Hampshire and enhancing life here. I will live and die here. I want to develop a competitive television market.” Binnie knows that the See wbin on 14

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Ask Bill Binnie what he attributes to his success and he will give you a list of necessary actions to take, none that matter unless you add what he calls the “secret sauce.” Binnie, who became a familiar name in New Hampshire when he ran for the US Senate from the Granite State in 2010,

has recently introduced New Hampshire’s newest television station and his latest challenge –WBIN, in Derry. WBIN is part of a larger media group – Carlisle One Media, Inc., a company out of Portsmouth that is controlled by Binnie. Originally going by the call letters, WZMY-TV, the purchase happened in May of 2011 as the station


Bill Binnie in the new control room at the studios of WBIN-TV in Derry. The revamped station, formerly WZMY-TV has been in operation a little over a year and is already having an impact on the New Hampshire media scene.

The Funspot Family Entertainment Center in The Weirs is ready again to host the biggest and best Halloween Party in The Lakes Region. On Saturday, October 20, Funspot’s annual Family Halloween Party will be held from 6-10pm and all are invited. All guests who come in costume will be given free tokens to play any of Funspot’s 500 games including 200 prize games and a big redemption center. Costume judging will be held in many different age categories starting at 7pm: 4 and under, 5-7 years, 8-10 years, 11-14 years, 15-18 years and finishing with ages 18+ with prizes for the winners. Door prize drawing will also be held during the evening and free cookies and cider will be available in the Braggin’ Dragon Restaurant. Funspot is located on Rte 3 in The Weirs. For more information call 603-3664377 or visit them online at

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Thurs. 18th – Sun. 21st Anatomy of Gray

Silver Center for the Arts, Plymouth State University. 535-2787

Friday 19th Fall Rummage Sale

First United Methodist Church, Rt. 11A, Gilford. 9-2pm. 528-6485

Huggins Hospital Aid Sale

Collection Center Barn, 109A at Beck Drive, Wolfeboro. 10-2pm. For more info visit Facebook page Huggins Hospital Street Fair.

include a slide show complete with sound effects. Child friendly program. Costumes are welcome. 539-4071

Fri. 19th – Sun. 21st It Was a Dark and Stormy Night

Laconia High School, Laconia. Fri. and Sat. 7pm and Sun. 2pm. www. Fri. 19th – Sun. 3rd


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

Saturday 20th Separated/Divorced Support Group Meetings

St. Joseph Catholic Church Hall, Main Street, Belmont. 6pm. All are welcome. 286-7066.

Funspot Halloween Party

Funspot, Rt. 3, Weirs Beach. 6-10pm. Free tokens for costumed guests, free cider and cookies and door prizes. 366-4377.

Tales of Spooks and Spirits

Effingham Historical Society, 1014 Province Lake Road, Effingham. Marianne O’Connor’s presentation of ghostly spine tingling tales will

“Building a Survival Shelter”

Gould Hill Farm, 656 Gould Hill Road, Contoocook. 2-4pm. Workshop for

ages 15-adult. Sponsored by the Little Nature Museum. $20/members or $25/ non-members. 746-6121 to register.

Family Fall Festival

St. Katharine Drexel Church, Rt. 28, Alton. 10-3pm. Food, crafts, book sale, kidz korner,classic cars and more! 875-2548

Rotary Auction

WASR 1420 AM and Community TV Channel 25. Begins at 9am. 569-5662

Advice to the Players Open Auditions

Barnstormers Theatre, Tamworth. 11am-2pm. For non-union professionals and community actors. Bring a resume, a headshot and be prepared with one serious and one comic piece totaling three minutes.

Harvest Dinner

Moultonborough United Methodist Church, 1018 Whittier Highway, Moultonborough. 5:30pm. Please bring an item for the food pantry. $10/ adult, $5/children under 12. 476-5152

Comedian Bob Marley

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

Rebecca Rule; an Evening of Laughter

Gilmanton Academy Building, Rt. 107 in Gilmanton Corners. 7pm. Dessert will be served. $15pp. 364-2400

Dan Hicks & the Hot Licks

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

Fall Rummage Sale

First United Methodist Church, Rt. 11A, Gilford. 9-2pm. 528-6485

Sant Bani School Open House

19 Ashram Road, Sanbornton. 10amnoon. The event will include gradespecific tours, teacher presentations and a reception with current parents and faculty following the campus tours. 934-4240.

Writers Workshop

Meredith Public Library, 91 Main Street, Meredith. 11am-1pm. Taught by Steven Liskow. 279-4303.

Huggins Hospital Aid Sale

Collection Center Barn, 109A at Beck Drive, Wolfeboro. 10-2pm. For more info visit Facebook page Huggins Hospital Street Fair.

Shakespearean Idol!

Barnstormers Theatre, Tamworth. 7pm. A fall benefit for Advice to the Players. $10. 968-7952

Gladys Knight

The Music Hall, 28 Chestnut Street, Portsmouth. 7:30pm. 436-2400

Italian Supper

Tilton-Northfield United Methodist Church, 400 West Main Street, Tilton. 5-6:30pm. $7/adults, $4/ages 6-10, under 6 are free. 286-4443

Sunday 21st Bikecartoberfest – Boston Children’s Hospital and Jaydens Ride Benefit

Heat Grill & Restaurant, Rt. 3 Weirs Beach, across from Funspot under

Halloween Masquerade Ball on The M/S Mount Washington Passengers are invited to put on their dazzling, fun costumes and board the M/S Mount Washington for the Halloween Masquerade Ball on Saturday, October 27th. The cruise features entertainment and prizes for the best costumes. Cruisers can party together for an evening of frightful fun, sinfully delicious cuisine, soulful song and goulish dancing. This is the last cruise of the season to enjoy a moonlit view on the majestic Lake Winnipesaukee. The cruise leaves from Weirs Beach at 7 p.m. Tickets for the Halloween Ball are $49 (adults, 21+). Ticket price includes dinner and live entertainment. This is the end of the 2012 cruise season on Lake Winnipesaukee. To get more information please call toll-free (888) 8436686, local (603) 366-5531, or visit the website for cruise schedule information at

6th Annual Opera Competition On Saturday, October 27, 7:30pm at Gilford Community Church, “Just Love to Sing!” will present the 6th Annual Opera Competition. Over 50 young singers will compete for $2,500 in cash and contracts for the 2013 season of events. Tickets will be available at the door, beginning at 7pm. General Admission is $12. The audience will also be invited to vote for the “Audience Favorite” award, given to the singer who scores highest on the audience ballots. Judges on the panel will include Dr. Wayne Rivera, Director of Opera at Hartt School of Music in Connecticut; Ellen Nordstrom Baer, Director of Voice Faculty at Concord Community Music School, and Directors of JLTS!, Jane Cormier and Carlos Martinez, both former opera performers and current music teachers in NH. For more information, call 855-2160 or visit

Harvest Fair in Rochester Volunteers at the St. Elizabeth School in Rochester will host a Harvest Fair at the school on Bridge Street, Saturday, October 20 from 8am until 1:30pm. Activities include raffles, kids games, face painting, a live auction at 11:30 am, kids holiday Shopping Area, Penny Sale, 50/50 Raffle, bake sale, jewelry sale, and pictures with Santa, along with breakfast and lunch. This is a great opportunity to come out and support the school! Free parking and free admission.

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online at, email to or mail to PO Box 5458, Weirs, NH 03247 the big three ring tent. Noon -6pm. Featuring the James Montgomrey Blues Band plus three other bands. Bike and car show off, concert, auction, prizes, raffles and more! Event tshirts for the first 500 registrations. $30pp. 216-4683. 18+ event.

NH’s One Room Rural Schools: the Romance and the Reality

Groton Historical Society, 754 North Groton Road. 2pm. Presented by Steve Taylor. Free. 744-5747

Late Night Catechism

Capitol Center for the Arts, Main Street, Concord.7:30pm. 225-1111.

Monday 22nd Lakes Region Genealogy Interest Group Meeting Wolfeboro Public Library. Question and answer session begins at 6:30pm. At

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Farm-To-Fork Harvest Dinner Connects The Lakes Region To the Cocheco Valley On Thursday, October 25th, a unique version of a popular concept will bring the Lake Region and the Cocheco Valley together for a great night, The Farm-To Fork Harvest Dinner will be hosted by the Orchard Street Chop Shop in downtown Dover featuring harvest crops and baked goods from Moulton Farm in Meredith. This five-course dinner brings together two of the best from the different regions and is enhanced with the addition of craft beers from some of New Hampshire’s own breweries. Chris “Koz” Kozlowski, owner and head chef of the Orchard Street Chop Shop has perfected the art of the dry-aged prime steak, the signature item of his popular Dover restaurant. “Koz” also has a long connection to the Lakes Region having worked as a prep cook at a summer camp in Wolfeboro and then in the kitchen at Hart’s Turkey Farm in Meredith, just around the street from Moulton Farm. “Koz” is also a graduate of the prestigious Culinary Institute of America and has also served as a master brewer at the Shipyard Brewing Company in Maine. That connection has always stayed with “Koz” and he feels the Farmto-Fork Harvest Dinner will not only bring more Lakes Regioners to Dover to experience that part of the state but will also expose to some from the Cocheco Valley a taste for the great, fresh, locally grown produce that flourishes in the Lakes Region. There will also be ingredients used that evening that come from other local New Hampshire sources.

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Our Story 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

To The Editor: New Hampshire needs a strong conservative voice for it’s people. Someone who would look at all options for encouraging business and education in our state. We should not be lead by a Washington mentality that tries to foster the belief that Washington has all the answers for every state’s problems or that we in New Hampshire cannot improve upon their systems or regulations. We have always been an independent voice of reason. We have kept at bay the need for a sales and income tax, and we have found ways to balance budgets without continually digging into the pockets of our residents. There will be many challenges in the years ahead and I see only one candidate who has the experience and knowledge to meet that task. That person is Ovide LaMontagne. A person who has the personal commitment and the drive to improve our state and the courage to look at new ideas and options. I encourage all to vote and cast your ballot for Ovide. Robert Verdonck Moultonborough NH.

Charter Schools To The Editor: The NH Board of Education has been turning down new charter schools on the basis of an assumed shortfall of fund-

ing. Charlie Arlinghaus’s recent op-ed did a very good job of explaining why this was not true. A critical – but heretofore overlooked – point is that the recently passed SB 401 changed the state adequate aid payments, which will significantly reduce the real cost to the state of expanding charter school options for parents. Thanks to SB 401, the state will now use one year old enrollment data rather than three to four year old data. To see how this lowers the program’s cost, take the following example: A student moves from a traditional public school into a charter school. The charter school will receive $5450 per pupil from the state. The charter schools get paid based on “real time� enrollment. However, state adequacy aid to public school is based on three to four year old enrollment data, so the public school continues to receive adequacy aid for three to four years, even though the student is no longer attending that school. Before SB 401, the state would have paid the public school $12,600 - $16,800 for an empty desk (at the average state adequacy funding of $4,200). The real cost to the state Is much lower than the Board of Education assumes. Beginning in 2013, adequacy aid payments will be based on previous year’s enrollment data. This means that the true cost of parental school

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choice would be $5450 for one year, then only $1250 after that. This was the whole point of SB 401 – to put charter schools and traditional public schools on a more equal playing field in order to provide options to families. The cost to the state, other than that first year, is nearly equal, so there is no reason to put a moratorium on charter schools or slow the chartering process. Charter school enrollments in 2010 and 2011 were 1,280 and 1,522 respectively. Expected enrollment for 2012 is 1,839. Under the previous law, the state would have saved $5.4M in adequacy grants, using 2010 enrollment data. Under SB 401, the state will save $7.7M, using the higher, more timely 2012 data. The significant difference - $2.3 million – represents double payments, tax dollars for an empty desk. The bottom line is that parents are gaining access to education choices they didn’t have before through a fiscally-sound program. Those who assume a revenue shortfall are wrong. Next year we could expand the charter school program by $2.3M with no impact to the state budget compared to the old law. That’s enough to fund 422 charter school students. In 2014, those students would drop off the public school rolls, reducing their cost to around only $500,000. So, the question for the State Board of Education: Why did you impose a moratorium? Sen. Jim Forsythe, Strafford, NH Rep Greg Hill, Northfield, NH.


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Live Free or Die.


A Man And His Dream

by Brendan Smith Weirs Times Editor

As you may or may not know, I am running for Governor of New Hampshire under the Flatlander Ticket. I have been doing this since 2000 and, as you may or may not know, I have yet to win. It has been my dream since I started these campaigns to make a difference to not only the New Hampshire way of life, but to my own life as well. There is a lot I’d like to accomplish but, without an election victory, this is impossible. You see, in New Hampshire the governor is elected for two years at an annual salary of a little over $100,000 a year. Even if you stink at the job – which is very easy to do as it happens all the time– you can’t get fired and you are guaranteed a cool $200,000 plus. This is a little more than I make right now and I could do a lot with this money. I could pay off bills, maybe build an addition on my house, take that much needed vacation (after my term ends of course). These have been my aspirations since I first ran for Governor. I knew that I could make some real changes in my life and if, along the way, I got the chance to sign a couple of bills that would be good for New Hampshire, then it’s a

win-win. I also figured that after I was governor, even if I did stink, I could write a book about what it was like to be governor. Name a few names, make up some facts. I’m sure this would be good for maybe six figures (hopefully numbers). Then, if and when the book is a success, I could charge good money for people to have me come and talk about the book, getting more people to buy it, making it a bestseller and then getting more people to pay me to talk about it. A vicious but lucrative circle. Maybe after that I could become a political consultant and get paid to help other people who wanted to be governor. Of course, the ultimate gig would be getting a spot on some news program as a contributor. That would really be sweet. But, I won’t be greedy. I’ll take the most money I can get from this whole deal and be happy. As you can see, the potential for cashing in on this opportunity is enormous and can set someone up for life, if they know how to take advantage of it. Forget about putting on that addition; I’m sure a whole new house would be in order; maybe two. Still, obviously, the hardest thing to do is to get elected in the first place. The best dreams are never realized without conquering a few obstacles - I read that somewhere. But these are dreams I have been holding on to for way too long without realizing them and, I must admit, it is getting frustrating. After twelve years I’m becoming convinced that it just won’t happen. I’ve given it just about

all I can. So, I am making this year my final try for the governor’s seat. If I fail, I will have to develop some new lofty goals. That is why I turn to you, the voter, this one last time. This year let’s not make this election about the economy or social issues; let’s make it is about the realization of one man’s dreams‌ mine. It’s time to put aside all this negative talk about budgets and taxes and programs and focus on something truly positive for a change. Just think of the encouragement it would give to others who have also been working hard to reach their particular stars and are one step away from giving up. I’m convinced that in this time of economic uncertainty and global instability nothing would ease the psyche of the American public more than a good-old fashioned success story. Why not mine? So there you have it; my final plea. Take from it what you will when you cast your vote for governor in November. Write my name in that blank box on the bottom and help make this dream a reality. A vote for me in this election wouldn’t just be a vote for a new governor; it would be a vote for the American Dream. A victory for me might just satisfy that missing dream in you. Or not. Brendan Smith welcomes your comments at You can also follow him on Twitter at @weirsbrendan.

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-- “If you leave here like you left Iraq, I am a dead man,” says the blunt-speaking district governor. His district chief of police, a by Oliver North newly appointed Syndicated Columnist civil judge and the chief of the Afghan Local Police detachment all nod their heads in assent. None of them is smiling. We are reminded by the commander of the special operations unit with whom we are living not to broadcast names or faces of Afghan security force personnel. The local district governor is speaking through an interpreter. He doesn’t pull any punches: “You must not abandon us again. You helped us expel the Soviets and then left us to the Taliban and al-Qaida. Look what happened to you. When you came back, we put our lives and our families at risk because you told us you would help us rebuild our country. But now you are leaving before the job is done. We have enemies to our

east and west. They are your enemies, as well. But your deadline means we are dead.” It’s a familiar refrain throughout this trip to Afghanistan. Over the past two weeks, we have heard similar messages from Afghan officials and police chiefs in Kandahar, Kabul, Helmand, Zabul and Wardak provinces. At every location, the story is basically the same: “The Americans left Iraq. Now they are leaving Afghanistan.” For people here, evidence of the just-completed drawdown is ubiquitous. When the “fighting season” began this spring, there were more than 100,000 U.S. military personnel deployed on bases around the country. The withdrawal of 33,000 U.S. surge troops -- leaving fewer than 68,000 American soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines on the ground -- means scores of these outposts now are manned by Afghan forces or simply abandoned. But it’s the Obama administration’s well-publicized “exit strategy” that causes the greatest apprehension among Afghan ofSee north on 12

October 12 marked the 12th anniversary of the bombing of the USS Cole. The grim milestone comes as President Obama facby Michelle Malkin e s m o u n t Syndicated Columnist ing questions about his administration’s dereliction of duty during the murderous attack on our consulate in Benghazi, Libya. And it comes just a day after resurgent al-Qaida thugs pulled off the drive-by assassination of a top Yemeni security official who worked at the U.S. embassy in Sanaa. These are not “bumps in the road.” These are gravesites on the blood-spattered path to surrender. Seventeen U.S. sailors died in the brutal suicide attack on the guided Navy missile destroyer as it refueled at the Yemeni port of Aden in the fall of 2000. ThenPresident Bill Clinton vowed to track down the Muslim terrorist attackers: “We will find out who was responsible and hold them accountable.” But a dozen disgraceful years later, Slick Willy’s toothless promise has become a bitter punch line. The current Democratic White House has not only delayed and denied justice to the victims and their families. President Obama’s foot-dragging administration, crawling with pro-terrorist lawyers, effectively undermines our nation’s ability to detain, contain and destroy jihad threats from within and without. Suspected Cole bombing suspect and former Persian Gulf Operations Chief for al-Qaida Abd

al-Rahim al-Nashiri has been in U.S. custody since 2002 and at Gitmo since 2006. In February 2009, Obama met with Cole families and promised them justice. Then, he stabbed them in the back by ordering the (Social) Justice Department to abandon the death penalty case assembled against the al-Qaida mastermind under the Bush administration. That’s right: The Osama bin Laden football-spikers in the Obama administration deliberately dropped the USS Cole ball on al-Nashiri’s military prosecution because of their opposition to the Guantanamo Bay detention system. Jesse Nieto, father of murdered Cole sailor Marc Nieto, won’t forget it. “That really left a bitter, bad taste in my mouth,” he told the Newnan (Ga.) TimesHerald earlier this year. In 2011, the Obama administration reinstated the charges amid a widespread backlash against Attorney General Eric Holder’s plans to bestow U.S. civilian trials in Manhattan to foreign Gitmo goons. But the trial has been plagued by yet more delays and left-wing lawyer antics painting Nashiri as a victim of American hegemony. “This whole trial is a political football the politicians are playing with,” Nieto aptly noted. “If they left it to the military, it would be taken care of. And it would be fair.” Team Obama’s initial withdrawal from the prosecution came out of left field -- literally. But it is no surprise to those who paid attention to Holder’s radical ideological and corporate allegiances. As I reported in “Culture of Corruption,” Holder joined the prestigious Covington and Burling business and corporate law firm after a quarter-century

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Zambia Unsung Success Story in Southern Africa UNITED NATIONS—It’s not

often that the southern African country of Zambia makes headlines. Fortunately the country by John J. Metzler has had none Syndicated Columnist of the military coups, civil conflict, nor political strife which has tragically befallen mush of Sub-Saharan Africa. It has however been cursed in the past by the usual state planning and African socialist models which were so pervasive and ultimately harmful to developing countries. Being aware of the economic travails of this resource-rich but oft underperforming landlocked country, when I heard that a profree market opposition leader had been elected the new President, I knew that with good governance, Zambia once known as Northern Rhodesia, was poised to prosper. Best known for the Victoria Falls, the natural wonder shared with neighboring Zimbabwe, and magnificent game parks, Zambia wants to expand beyond tourist images. “Zambia is open for Business” President Michael Sata told investors here in New York. “As one of the most politically stable African states since independence in 1964,”he acknowledged “market oriented policies since the 1990’s which have promoted stability through good government and the rule of law.” “The Zambian economy is open for business and trade,” Sata stated adding that a GDP growth rate of 7% or higher is expected for this year. Even during the past years of global economic recession, Zambia averaged over 6 % growth since 2007. The World Bank ranks Zambia as one of the top ten economies in doing business in Sub-Saharan Africa, a fact which has eased the way for both large and small investors. Sata stressed that “fighting corruption” was one of the priorities of his new government. As he told a UN meeting on the Rule of Law, “Since my government assumed power a year ago, Zambians have embraced a reinvigorated pro-

gram to promote respect for the rule of Law by fighting vices such as corruption.” Fighting corruption, “has significantly helped in restoring confidence in the governance system.” Speaking separately to business executives, Sata added that “socialist countries offer guarantees” for business and is through those guarantees that corruption often comes. The populist president, a practicing Catholic, once worked as a railway porter in London before entering post-independence politics. Known to court controversy, President Sata (75) remains close with Robert Mugabe, longtime dictator of neighboring Zimbabwe. Strategically situated in south/ central Africa, Zambia profits from membership in the Southern African Development Community, (SADC) a regional trade bloc including South Africa. Robert Sichinga, the Harvardeducated Minister of Commerce, Trade and Industry told executives that Zambia has attracted an impressive inflow in foreign investments. Investment surged from $72 million in 2001, to $357 million in 2005 to $1.7 billion in 2010. The figures are expected to reach $4.7 billion this year. Canada, the People’s Republic of China, and Britain, the former colonial power, are among the leaders. Copper has long been king in Zambia. With high world commodity prices, the country is reaping benefits. But getting the copper out of a landlocked country required railroads to the coast, and this was one of China’s original entrées into the country in the 1960’s through the TanZam railroad from the copper belt to Dar-es-Salaam in Tanzania. Chinese investment in the mining sector, long a bone of political contention among Zambia’s political parties and including an early campaign issue of the current government, has become a given. PRC investment stands at about $2 billion and is growing beyond the mining sector. The controversial Huawei telecommunications firm is entrenched as are many construction companies. A recent article in the Times of

Zambia outlining Chinese economic penetration cites some statistics. In 2010 two-way trade between China and Zambia reached $2.5 billion an almost hundred percent increase over the previous year. Road, bridge

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Race Cards If you are sick and tired of seeing politicians and others playing the race card, or if you are just disgusted with the grossly dishonest way racial by Thomas Sowell issues in genSyndicated Columnist eral are portrayed, then you should get a copy of Ann Coulter’s new book, “Mugged.” Its subtitle is: “Racial Demagoguery from the Seventies to Obama.” Few things are as rare as an honest book about race. This is one of the very few, and one of the very best. Many people will learn for the first time from Ann Coulter’s book how a drunken hoodlum and ex-convict, who tried to attack the police, was turned into a victim and a martyr by the media, simply by editing a videotape and broadcasting that edited version, over and over, across the nation. They will learn how a jury -which saw the whole unedited videotape and acquitted the police officers of wrongdoing -- was portrayed as racist, setting off riots that killed innocent people who had nothing to do with the Rodney King episode. Meanwhile, the people whose slick editing set off this chain of events received a Pulitzer Prize. Even the Republican President of the United States, George H.W. Bush, expressed surprise at the jury’s verdict, after seeing the edited videotape, while the jury saw the whole unedited videotape. Even Presidents should keep their mouths shut when they don’t know all the facts. Perhaps especially Presidents. Innumerable other examples of racial events and issues that

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coup, WBIN brought wellknown TV weatherman, Al Kaprielian on board. Kaprielian, who hadn’t been on regular television since 2009, was brought back on the air by Binnie in August and is once again welcoming viewers with his trademark “Good Eeeeeveing!” before each report and incorporating his own style into each broadcast. He has become, in his own unique

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Binnie, “You won’t see a lot of “cat up a tree stories.’” The station provides a nightly newscast at 10pm which is partnered with the Boston Globe and Bloomberg News. “We want to bring a more northern New England centered programming,” said Binnie. A big player in programming will also be political coverage with three fulltime political reporters on hand which is headed by Director of Political Affairs, Periklis Karoutas who has worked in the past as an advisor to Jeb Bradley when he was in the US Congress. Karoutas was also a Deputy Campaign Manager during Binnie’s run for Senate. See wbin on 19


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Most significantly, WBIN has stepped into the political arena with their in studio broadcasts, this year, of debates between the New Hampshire Gubernatorial candidates and opponents for the US Congress from New Hampshire as well. They were also a co-sponsor of the Republican Presidential Primary Debate held in October of 2011 at Dartmouth College in Hanover along with Bloomberg News and The Washington Post. Of course, nothing is more important in this equation than a strong infrastructure. With the large investment that was made to revamp the studio and bring it more into the 21st century. A good example is the conversion of the control room. In the old control room, the operators had to wear sweaters to work to compensate for the cold air which was essential to keeping computers they shared the same room with operational. They now have their own, warm, studio from which to work from while the new updated computer system has its own, temperature-controlled, room. Other plans are in the works to expand the on ground media reach of

WBIN with the possible conversion of a downtown school in Concord to a media center as well as looking at a possible site in the Laconia area. WBIN is only one part of a larger media involvement for Binnie. He has also partnered in the acquisition of other television studios and seventeen northern New England radio stations formerly owned by the Nassau Broadcasting Partners.

Still, Binnie looks forward to each and every day as a new adventure and opportunity. “I’ve been rich, I’ve been poor, I’ve survived cancer,” said Binnie. “I am the luckiest man alive.” You can find out what channel WBIN is on in your town by going to and going to their channel guide.

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general. Plymouth State has acquired a national reputation for its sports program, and the achievements of Panther teams and individuals could fill a book. I recently attended some Hall of Fame Weekend events in Plymouth, and the Hall of Fame Induction Banquet Program itself was ample testament to PSU’s extraordinary sports legacy. Aside from the many student-athletes, coaches, and teams who’ve built the Plymouth tradition of success, there is a developing sports infrastructure that Panther followers can also take pride in. I attended a “Panther Pride Brunch” at the college’s new Welcome Center and Ice Arena, and was quite impressed not only by the sparkling new Hanaway Rink, but by the plans the college has for an ALLWell Center, an ambitious four-part project which promises to reinvent the integration of athletics and academics at Plymouth State. Since moving into its new ice environs, the Panther men’s ice hockey team has become a regional power, winning

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Saturday, October 27. While John P. Clark doesn’t look all that different than he did in 1980, the day WILL come when he WILL retire, and when he does, he can take great satisfaction from the real difference he made at Plymouth State, and in the lives of so many college athletes -- at the Home of the Panthers AND beyond. And when the applicants come forth seeking to fill Clark’s shoes, don’t be surprised to see some Division I big-timers looking to move to a place where college sports are done the right way. Born Today ... That is to say, sports greats born on October 18 include NFL player and coach Mike Ditka (1939) and tennis star Martina Navratilova (1956). metzler from 7

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tion, ever” – how do you think that’s going? WASHINGTON BEACON: A backroom deal hatched by General Motors during the auto bailout to fulfill the Obama administration’s demand for a quick bankruptcy could be reversed, draining the automaker of nearly all of its cash on hand and leaving it in worse shape than it was when it collapsed in 2009. The trustee for (old GM) creditors shortchanged by the government-driven bankruptcy are now suing the hedge funds in a move that could undo the bailout. “Many U.S. creditors waived their rights to object because the government wanted to push through the bailout for

Sportsquiz Numerous NFL franchises have switched cities. The Cardinals played in Chicago and St. Louis before they played in Arizona. The Rams played in Los Angeles and Cleveland before they played in St. Louis. The Colts played in Baltimore before they played in Indianapolis. Where did the Redskins play before they moved to Washington? (Answer follows). Sportsquote Former boxing champ “Marvelous Marvin” Hagler supposedly feared no man, but his wife couldn’t get him into the delivery room to witness the birth of their children. “I’d rather have to fight ten men than to have to go in there and watch THAT!” said Hagler.

here the Americans did not come.” Minister Sichinga later told this writer, “We want a spread and balance in investment so we are not subjected to the whims and impacts of one country.” There’s little doubt that a combination of rich natural resources plus political stability has attracted investment to Zambia but political reasons,” risk analyst Chris Whalen said. “If they had continued through normal channels, they could have easily been in bankruptcy for five years. So they made sure these issues were not

Sportsquiz Answer The Redskins once played in Boston’s Fenway Park. In fact, the name “Redskins” was selected because it sounded closest to Red Sox. Owner George Preston Marshall moved the team to Washington after the 1936 season, which saw the Boston Redskins drop the NFL championship game to the Green Bay Packers by a score of 21-6. Michael Moffett is a Professor of Sports Management at NHTI, Concord’s Community College. He recently co-authored the critically-acclaimed and award-winning “FAHIM SPEAKS: A Warrior-Actor’s Odyssey from Afghanistan to Hollywood and Back” (with the Marines), which is available through His e-mail address is

as is increasingly the case throughout Africa, it’s the People’s Republic of China who is “buying up the board” in mining and resources. Beijing is now Africa’s largest trade partner. Think about it. John J. Metzler is a United Nations correspondent covering diplomatic and defense issues.

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adequately briefed before the court.” You can hear discussion at Advocates by the hour for last Saturday!


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lege, included the study of the mandala in his work. Campbell believed that the mandala visualized a cosmic arrangement featuring some source of inspiration in the center. According to Campbell, the mandala is a way to coordinate one’s personal circle with that of the universe. Mandalas have been used quite frequently in the commercial arts. Posters and t-shirts are a reminder of the Pop mandalas of the 1960’s. Scenes of nature or any other subject can be drawn in a pie section of a circle and then repeated. Welcome to the modern kaleidoscope! Making a mandala is a way to visually represent your life and by enlisting this universal image. Kimberly B. Severance is an artist and art teacher who will be contributing occasional articles concerning all avenues of art. Her email is

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7pm Hal Inglis will present a program on “The Serendipity, Snags and Family Lore of Genealogy”. 630-8497

Tuesday 23rd Big Cat Coffees Customer Appreciation/Open House

Big Cat Coffees, 109 Industrial Park Drive, Franklin. 4-7pm. Visit and tour the facility. Meet the Big Cat Team and sample tasty treats. There will also be games and giveaways. Pet supplies are welcome at the event for donations to the NH Humane Society and the Franklin Animal Shelter. 934-9004.

Jane Hirshfield

Silver Center for the Arts at Plymouth State University, Plymouth. 8:30pm. 535-ARTS

Wednesday 24th Rufus Wainwright

The Music Hall, 28 Chestnut Street, Portsmouth. 7:30pm. 436-2400

Thursday 25th

The RiverRun Bookstore,142 Fleet Street, Portsmouth. 7pm. 431-2100

Business Seminar & Food Pantry Drive

Pease Public Library, Plymouth. Noon1pm. Learn Strategies to Increase Profits for small business owners, presented by Brandon Archibald of PFS Investments. Free seminar but a non-perishable food item is requested for admission for the Plymouth Area Community Closet’s Food Pantry. 536-1001

Ghost Story Gala – Story Telling Dinner

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

Farm-to-Fork Harvest Dinner

Orchard Street Chop Shop, 1 Orchard Street, Dover. 6:30pm. An elegant 5-course dinner featuring harvest crops and baked goods from Moulton Farm in Meredith, along with other ingredients from local NH sources. $80pp. 749-0006

Ron White

Capitol Center for the Arts, Main Street, Concord.7pm. 225-1111. www.

Phantom of the Opera – Silent Film Series

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

Small Business Strategies to Increase Profits

Pease Public Library, Plymouth. Noon1pm. All welcome but seating is limited. Reserve by calling 536-1001

Friday 26th Christian McBride & Inside Straight

Silver Center for the Arts at Plymouth State University, Plymouth. 8:30pm. 535-ARTS

Haunted Alexandria Farm

2 Town Pound Road, Alexandria Village. 7-9pm. Event is free to attend but donations are greatly appreciated to benefit the Bristol Community Services Food Pantry. Also nonperishable food items are being collected.

Saturday October 20th 6-10pm

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Do you have a clever caption for this photograph? Send your captions with your name, phone number and home town to us by mail to: Attn: Caption This, The Weirs Times, P.O. Box 5458, Weirs, NH 03247, online at www. or by email to contest@ or by fax to 603-366-7301. Weekly winners will be chosen by our editorial staff and will be entered into a prize drawing for a new Digital Camera courtesy of Spectrum Photo. For all your digital photo needs shop their locations in Wolfeboro and North Conway, phone 877-FILM PRO or visit them online at The prize winner for the 07/05/12-12/27/12 contest period will be selected by random drawing. All captions become property of The Weirs Times and may be used for marketing Photo #408 - 10/18/12 - entry deadline 11/01/12 and promotional purposes.

Salome’s Stars Horoscope ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You’re eager to Ram headfirst into that new project. But before you do, find out why some of your colleagues might not appear to be as gung-ho about it as you are. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) All that dedicated hard work you’ve been putting in pays off better than you expected. So go ahead, reward yourself with something befitting a beauty-loving Bovine. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) It’s a good time to take on that new challenge. And if your self-confidence is sagging, instead of telling yourself why you can’t do it, list all the reasons why you can. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) This is one time when you might want to put some distance between you and the job at hand. It will give you a better perspective on what you’ve done and still need to do. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Resist that occasional lapse into Leonine laziness

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not be all it claims. A closer look could reveal disturbing elements.

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The grandfathers of members of ZZ Top pull into the Laconia Train Station, getting ready to perform in an open field in Gilford. -Fred Caruso, Northfield, NH.

CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) With the Goat exhibiting a more dominant aspect these days, you could find it easier to make your case in front of even the most skeptical audience. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Take things nice and easy as you continue to build up your energy reserves for a big change that’s coming with the full Hunter’s Moon on Oct. 29. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Recent news from someone you trust could help you make an important decision. Also, be prepared to confront an upcoming change in a personal situation. BORN THIS WEEK: You can be firm in your own views, but also flexible enough to welcome the views of others.

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If we can get this still running, we’ll corner the whiskey market in the Northeast. -Bob Ramalho, Barnstead, NH.

“I told you boys, Robert Fulton beat us to this a long time ago!” -Jackie Gentile, Randolph, MA.

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convicted and sentenced to die in Yemen for the terror attack, but somehow escaped twice from jail and was freed by the Yemeni government in 2007.) Holder’s law firm employed dozens of radical attorneys such as David Remes and Marc Falkoff to provide the enemy combatants with more than

3,000 hours of pro bono representation. Covington and Burling secured victories for several Gitmo enemy combatants in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. Remes, who garnered human rights awards for Covington and Burling before striking out on his own, now represents Nashiri. Falkoff went on to pub-

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will next meet over coffee in your homes in Yemen. One of the class of Yemeni Gitmo detainees that Falkoff described as “gentle, thoughtful young men” was released in 2005 -- only to blow himself up (gently and thoughtfully, of course) in a truck bombing in Mosul, Iraq, in 2008, killing 13 soldiers from the 2nd Iraqi Army division and seriously wounding 42 others. In January 2010, The Times of London reported that “at least a dozen former Guantanamo Bay inmates (had) rejoined alQaida to fight in Yemen.” Another Yemeni Gitmo recidivist and top al-Qaida leader, Said al-Shihri, was freed after undergoing “rehabilitation” -- and then promptly rejoined jihadi forces. He was reportedly killed in a U.S. missile strike last month. In February 2010, GOP Sen. Charles Grassley forced Holder to acknowledge that at least nine DOJ attorneys officially represented or served as advocates for Gitmo detainees before joining the Obama administration. They work in the offices of the attorney general, the acting deputy attorney general, the associate attorney general, and the assistant attorney general for the criminal division. In addition, the assistant attorney general for the civil division previously represented one Afghan detainee, and his former employer represents other detainees. Gitmo recidivists -- a burgeoning Obama demographic that includes suspected Benghazi jihad plotter Abu Sufian Ibrahim Ahmed Hamuda bin Qumu -- certainly are better off than they were four years ago. The question is: Can Americans at home and abroad really afford another four years of Obama, Holder and their soft-on-terror government attorneys sabotaging national security? Michelle Malkin is the author of “Culture of Corruption: Obama and his Team of Tax Cheats, Crooks and Cronies” (Regnery 2010). Her e-mail address is


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Silent Movie Classic ‘Phantom of the Opera’ at Flying Monkey in Plymouth Thursday, October 25th at 6:30pm

It was cinema’s first real shocker—a movie so frightening that its original audiences would shriek in terror and even faint. It was ‘The Phantom of the Opera’ (1925), the silent horror film starring legendary actor Lon Chaney. The classic tale of the mad musician who lurks in the shadows of the Paris Opera House will be revived with live music on Thursday, Oct. 25 at 6:30pm at the Flying Monkey Moviehouse and Performance Center, 39 South Main St., Plymouth. The screening, the latest in the Flying Monkey’s silent film series, will feature live accompaniment by Jeff Rapsis, a New Hampshirebased composer who specializes in creating scores for silent films. Admission is $10 per person. ‘The Phantom of the Opera,’ adapted from a 19th century novel by French author Gaston Leroux, featured Lon Chaney as the deformed Phantom who haunts the depths of the opera house. The Phantom, seen only in the shadows, causes murder and mayhem in an attempt to force

An original poster for ‘The Phantom of the Opera’ (1925), a classic silent horror film to be screened with live music by Jeff Rapsis on Thursday, Oct. 25 at 6:30pm. at the Flying Monkey in Plymouth. Admission is $10 per person.

the opera’s management to make the woman he loves into a star. The film is most famous for Lon Chaney’s intentionally horrific, self-applied make-up, which was kept a studio secret until the film’s premiere. Chaney transformed his face by painting his eye sockets black, giving a skull-like impression to them. He also pulled the tip of his nose up and pinned it in place with wire, enlarged his nostrils with black paint, and put a set of jagged false teeth into his mouth to complete the ghastly deformed look of the Phantom. Chaney’s disfigured face is kept covered in the film until the nowfamous unmasking scene, which prompted the film’s original audiences to shriek in terror. Rapsis performs on a digital synthesizer that reproduces the texture of the full orchestra and creates a traditional “movie score” sound. For more info, call (603) 536-2551 or visit For more info on the music, visit

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