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to their success”. One life skill that is arguably as rewarding as it is important is the mastery of kitchen basics. And so, with the support of Wolfeboro Inn General Manager Darrin Frowery and with the encouragement of Kingswood Youth Center Kitchen Facilitator Zach Porter, the

eight chef wannabes can rightfully claim at least a small measure of gustatory greatness. The program was conceived by the Wolf Pack, a group of the Wolfeboro Inn’s culinary team and ambassadors of goodwill. Their mission, as they define it, is to give back See chefs on 22

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It was not a reality TV cooking show but it felt like one as eight Kingswood Youth Center student-chefs took over the kitchen of the Wolfeboro Inn recently. Under the tutelage of Executive Sous Chef Alijah Murphy

and Banquet Chef Derek Deines, the eight gastronomes-in-training sliced, diced and stir-fried their way to culinary competence. As part of its mission statement, the Kingswood Youth Center reaches out to teenagers so they may “grow, learn and develop life skills critical


The Wolfeboro Inn’s Executive Sous Chef Alijah Murphy gives a lesson to students from Kingswood Youth Center. (L to R) Jazmyne DeVeeau; Madison Lemay; Darrin Frowery, General Manager of The Wolfeboro Inn; Tim Bohmiller and david lawton Photo Dustin Ramsey-Marsh.

Be at the Franklin Opera House on Saturday, November 9, at 7:30pm. for the Jandee Lee Porter band. The Jandee Lee Porter band features cover material and an arsenal of original music covering many generations, which will make you think you’ve heard it on the radio before. They continue to explore different original music all while playing current and older hits. In the past, they have opened for such renowned country music artists as the Zac Brown Band, Reba McIntyre, Jo Dee Messina, Leeann Rimes, and Kellie Pickler, and they will be opening this year for Montgomery Gentry. For tickets or information contact the Franklin Opera House at (603) 9341901 or visit the website at Tickets are $18 for adults, $16 for seniors and $10 for children age 12 and under. Seating is reserved, so ordering in advance is advised.

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Thursday 31st Nosferatu – Silent Film Series

The flying Monkey, Plymouth. 6:30pm. $10pp. 536-2551

Bill Payne of Little Feat with Truffle

Rochester Opera House, 31 Wakefield Street, Rochester. Doors open 7pm. $23pp. 335-1992

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

NOV Friday 1st Rusty Moose Halloween Party

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

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Cheryl Wheeler & John Gorka

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

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

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Goodfellas Pizzeria, 66 Washington Street, Rochester. Pub style eatery serving up thin crust brick oven pizza. 332-9842

St. John’s Methodist Church, 28 Cataract Ave, Dover. 8am-1pm. 7423046

Holiday Fair

Masonic Lodge, 410 West Main Street, Tilton. 8am-2pm. Proceeds aid in local charities.

Eliot United Methodist Church, 238 Harold Dow Highway, Eliot, Maine. 4-7pm. 207-439-6593

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Laconia High School, Union Ave, Laconia. The Streetcar Company presents Frederick Knott’s suspensethriller. Fri. and Sat. 7pm. Sun. 2pm.

Flea Market

Turkey Supper

Bristol Baptist Church, 30 Summer Street, Bristol. 5-7pm. $8/adult, $4/ child or $22/family of 4. 744-3885

Snowman Craft Fair

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

Paul Taylor 2 Dance Company

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

Digestive Health & Wellness Class

Sunflower Natural Foods, 390 S. Main Street, Laconia. 10am-noon. Class if free but space is limited. Preregistration recommended. 524-6334

Gunstock Ski Club’s Ski & Snowboard Sale

Gunstock Main Lodge, Route 11A, Gilford. Over a million dollars of inventory spread over three floors from local area ski shops. Experts will be on hand to help you get booted and suited for the winter. 528-5553

Alternative Health & Wellness Fair

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

Meredith Walks! – Historic Walking Tour of Meredith

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

St. Gabriel Holiday “Angel” Fair

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

Holiday Fair

Eliot United Methodist Church, 238 Harold Dow Highway, Eliot, Maine. 9am-2pm. 207-439-6593

Lakes Region Energy Expo

Kingswood Regional High School, Wolfeboro. 9:30am-4:30pm. Free and open to the public. 630-2708

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Bayswater Book Co. to Host Author Edie Clark Bayswater Book Co. of Center Harbor is proud to welcome New Hampshire writer and editor, Edie Clark on Friday, November 1st, from 10am to Noon as she introduces her newest book, What There Was Not To Tell. When asked to describe her newest work, she writes: “This is a book about war, what war does to anyone it touches, how the loss of one man (the man my mother hoped to marry) affected not only my mother, his family, and her own family, but also my sister and myself as we grew up, aware of the loss of Tom but unable to understand it. Based on more than 2,000 letters left to me after my parents died, What There Was Not To Tell tells the specific story of our family’s loss which could be the story of any family who has lost a soldier in war, any war. The book took me 15 years to put together, starting with the massive task of reading through the letters and transcribing them into my computer and ending with an odyssey that took me to Camp Lejeune where my mother trained to be a Marine in an effort to look for Tom, to San Diego to see where she worked during the war and ultimately to Hawaii in search of Tom’s grave. The journey to find Tom took me many places, physical and emotional and was ultimately redemptive.” Can’t make the event? Give Bayswater a call at 603-2538858.

Three Distinguished Artists At Folk Festival in Plymouth On Saturday, November 2nd the Flying Monkey Performance Center in Plymouth welcomes Cheryl Wheeler and John Gorka. Arlo Guthrie returns to the Monkey stage with a full band and new show on Thursday, November 7th. All three performers are known as natural-born storytellers, weaving tales and anecdotes and humor into their performances, while simultaneously showcasing their accomplished musicianship and songwriting. Tickets to the Wheeler/Gorka concert are $29, and $35 for premier seating. Tickets for Arlo Guthrie and his band are $49, and $59 for premier seating. For tickets and more information on the concert and the Flying Monkey Performance Center, visit or call 603536-2551.

Paul Bergeron with Lakes Region Symphony Saturday, November 9, the Lakes Region Symphony Orchestra will perform at the InterLakes Auditorium in Meredith at 7:30pm. Featured is the 2013 Concerto Competition winner cellist Paul Bergeron performing LALO “Concerto for Cello in D minor - Prelude”. Also on the program are Rossini’s “William Tell Overture” and Mendelsshon”s Symphony #5 in D minor, Reformation”. Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for students. More information at www.

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OKLAHOMA Sometimes we turn this space into a travelogue of sorts to look at diverse sport cultures from all around the world—from Dodger Stadium baseball to Irish links golf to University of Texas football to Pittsfield High School basketball. This week your peripatetic columnist reflects on sports in the great state of (drum roll)—OKLAHOMA! Where the wind comes sweeping down the plain, Where the wav-in wheat can sure smell sweet, When the wind comes

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right behind the rain! (Thank you, Oscar Hammerstein) While traveling the wide world of sports, I note the peculiarities of various athletic subcultures and Oklahoma City’s proved to be very interesting. I was in OKC for a conference with the Oral History Association. The OHA is devoted to recording people’s stories and as a history guy I’m always interested in reminiscences of past experiences—while also creating new memories. I learned that OKC has a population of only 600,000. Still, the city provided a venue for the 2012 NBA Finals, where the Oklahoma City Thunder lost a hard-fought series to Lebron James and the Miami Heat. I pondered “small towns” having major sports franchises, and noted that Portland—Home of the Trail Blazers—has only 590,000 residents. And Green Bay is the Home of the Packers despite having only 100,000 residents—about the same

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Adults? To The Editor: Dick Devens, Jon Hoyt, Kate Miller, James Veverka, Ed Allard, and other radical leftists that believe politicians should control how you live and spend your hard earned money are rejoicing. The “adults”, President Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, other elected Democrats and Republicans who forgot their campaign promises, have “won” and can force Obamacare down our throats. But not everyone has to comply with Obamacare. President Obama exempts groups, like Congress, when it is politically expedient. Big business is exempted to delay the massive layoffs and/or losses of employee health insurance that get nation-wide publicity. Senators Cruz and Lee, the “wacko birds”, and Conservative House Republicans were unsuccessful in saving Americans from Obamacare. Did you, a family member, or friend lose your/ their health insurance? Did premiums increase? Have you lost access to, or insurance for, your doctor or hospital? Thank the adults! Have your work hours, or those of a family member or friend been cut below 30 hours to avoid Obamacare requirements? Has anyone lost a job? Thank the adults! Have you wasted hours

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unsuccessfully trying to sign-up on the Obamcare exchange? Millions of people can thank the adults! Did you enjoy giving so much personal information to “navigators” knowing that some aren’t fully trained and some have criminal histories? Are you concerned that your personal information will be in a government database, accessible by many thousands of people, and very susceptible to public disclosure, identity theft, or misuse? Thank the adults! Obamacare costs three times what was promised. It will raise, not lower, healthcare costs. We will pay for Obamacare in higher taxes, in poorer quality care, or both. Thank the adults! Obamacare taxes and regulations are eliminating low value medical services, drugs, and devices and reducing investments to create new treatments that you might need sometime. Thank the adults! Your healthcare is now in the hands of the adults who can’t balance the budget, who won’t stop $125 billion in fraud and waste annually, who created our $17+ trillion national debt, who promised $90 trillion more future benefits than they funded, and let 11 million illegal aliens roam our country, victimizing Americans, increasing our taxes, and harming American workers by taking scarce jobs and

This newspaper was first published in 1883 by Mathew H. Calvert as Calvert’s Weirs Times and Tourists’ Gazette and continued until Mr. Calvert’s death in 1902. The new Weirs Times was re-established in 1992 and strives to maintain the patriotic spirit of its predecessor as well as his devotion to the interests of Lake Winnipesaukee and the Cocheco Valley area with the new Cocheco Times. Our newspaper’s masthead and the map of Lake Winnipesaukee in the center spread are elements in today’s paper which are taken from Calvert’s historic publication.

depressing wages. Considering the record of the “adults”, our country would be better off in the hands of the “wacko birds” and others who oppose what the “adults” have been doing. Don Ewing Meredith, NH

Support Homeless Vets To the Editor: Last year we asked residents in the Meredith area to donate coats, sleeping bags and other winter apparel to Liberty House, a shelter for homeless veterans in Manchester and you generously responded. With winter approaching, they need your help again. Please check your closets for any winter clothing, hats, gloves, etc. or sleeping bags you no longer use and drop them off at Village Canvas, 31 Foundry Ave. in Meredith by November 8th. and we will deliver them. We ask your help in continuing to support New Hampshire’s homeless veterans population, many of whom are combat veterans, by donating to Liberty House. Liz and Bev Lapham Meredith, NH.

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I was going to write my Halloween column last week, but the city I live in has decided that any stories about Halloween had to be written on Monday, October 28th, between the hours of 4 and 6pm. I knew that hours for trick-or-treating have, for the past several years, been regulated, letting kids have a lot of fun, but only for a little while, but I was quite surprised to find out about this other restriction as well. I didn’t even think twice about it this year. Seeing Halloween was on a Thursday, I couldn’t imagine that having trick-or-treating on a different night would make any difference. But, I was sad to learn, that some cities and towns were, for whatever reason, only letting kids trick or treat on the night before Halloween. After all, they know best. It was quite a shock to find out about the “Designated Hours for Writing About Trick or Treating� rule. Even though the powers that be in my city were sane enough to have decided that trick or treating would happen on Halloween itself, they have still put in this restriction on writing about it. Needless to say, it has caused a great disruption in my routine. If I had known, I would have

tackled this Halloween column a week early. I did go to City Hall to quietly protest that, since this paper is on a certain publishing schedule, that I should exempt from “Designated Hours for Writing About Trick or Treating� rule. I explained that since most copies the Weirs Times and Cocheco Times hit the street on Halloween itself, and that a majority of the readers would pick it up even later than that, that I should be allowed to write my Halloween column earlier and have it appear a week before Halloween. The kind lady behind the desk listened patiently and then said: “I’m sorry, it is out of my hands. If we do it for you than we will have to do it for everyone. NEXT!!� So, now I sit here, with all of these great ideas that have been rolling around in my brain for a Halloween story, finally able to write them, knowing that most of the people who read it will find it all a bit dated. So why bother? If you are one of the few who happened to pick up this paper before Halloween, you would have been in for a treat. If you didn’t get a chance to pick it up until the weekend, then I’m sure you were expecting some witty and insightful column about something totally different and I apologize. If you are having it mailed to you, I understand your confusion at this point since you might be sharing this around the Thanksgiving dinner table. It’s also possible that some of you may even be reading this after your own local and state elections are over, so I have decided to leave out some of my ideas for Halloween costumes

that pertain to this. I admit that these may have been some of the funniest ideas I have had in years, but I don’t want, at this point, to throw any more gas on the fire of the losers. I did have one costume idea that I thought might be even more popular next year. All you have to do is wear your normal clothes and when someone asks you what you are dressed as you can say you are a doctor who forced to leave his/ her practice because of Obamacare. It’s sure to get lots of laughs. Of course, I was going to write about the whole designated hours for trick or treating debacle and how it was different since I was a kid and yadda, yadda, yadda. But, all of this had made that point moot. Well, I was going to say more, but it is now 5:59 and I have to finish up so as not to be fined. I could argue that this column isn’t really about trick or treating and take my time. Still, I have seen what they do to little kids who are caught trick or treating five minutes past the designated final hour, so I’m not going to take any chances. Starting tomorrow I plan to begin calling and writing letters to my city councilors so as to make sure that I don’t find myself in this situation again. Happy Halloween or Thanksgiving!! Brendan Smith welcomes your comments at

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From The State House Get an Attitude Adjustment! There is an excellent treatise on our current “Administrative State” in the Heritage Foundation’s Center for Policy Innovaby Rep. Jane tion lecture in Cormier Belknap District 8 March. This is a very involved read but it was eyeopening as to the amount of success the Federal government has attained in its progression toward an administrative state. Never before has the Federal government become so powerful. I believe Obamacare has shifted the power balance even further as Americans will now need to bow to the HHS and the IRS for our healthcare. Agencies like the EPA, HUD, DOT have shifted everything

in our lives toward Washington. The lecture comes with a conclusion – American’s need to GET AN ATTITUDE ADJUSTMENT! I could not agree more. The balance between states’ rights vs. federal government has never been so out of sync. We don’t question this balance near enough. In our founding documents, it was clear our Founding Fathers understood a concentration of power would ruin our form of government. Checks and balances, not only in the Federal government, but between states and federal government was crucial. Alexander Hamilton - “This balance between the national and state governments ought to be dwelt on with peculiar attention, as it is of the utmost importance. It forms a double security to the people. If one encroaches

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Don’t Forget Obamacare’s Electronic Medical Records Wreck

Dr. Nicholas DiNubile, a Philadelphia orthopedic surgeon, has a timely reminder for everyone encountering the federal by Michelle Malkin h e a l t h c a r e Syndicated Columnist exchange meltdown: “If you think signing up for Obamacare is a nightmare, ask your doctor how the EMR mandate is going.” Bingo. The White House finally acknowledged the spectacular public disaster of Obamacare’s Internet exchange infrastructure during Monday’s Rose Garden infomercial. But President Shamwow and his sales team are AWOL on the bureaucratic ravages of the federal electronic medical records mandate. Modernized data collection is a worthy goal, of course. But distracted doctors are seeing “more pixels than patients,” Dr. DiNubile observes, and the EMR edict is foisting “dangerous userunfriendly technology” on physicians and patients. Instead of concentrating on care, doctors face exhausting regulatory battles over the definition of “meaningful use” of technology, skyrocketing costs and unwarranted Big Brother intrusions on the practice of medicine. As I reported last year, Obamacare’s top-down, tax-subsidized, job-killing, privacy-undermining electronic record-sharing scheme has been a big fat bust. More than $4 billion in “incentives” has been doled out to force doctors and hospitals to convert

and upgrade by 2015. But favored EMR vendors, including Obama bundler Judy Faulkner’s Epic Systems, have undermined rather than enhanced interoperability. Oversight remains lax. And after hyping the alleged benefits for nearly a decade, the RAND Corporation finally ‘fessed up that its cost-savings predictions of $81 billion a year -- used repeatedly to support the Obama EMR mandate -- were (like every other Obamacare promise) vastly overstated. In June, the Annals of Emergency Medicine published a study warning that the “rush to capitalize on the huge federal investment of $30 billion for the adoption of electronic medical records led to some unfortunate and unintended consequences” tied to “communication failure, poor data display, wrong order/wrong patient errors and alert fatigue.” Also this summer, Massachusetts reported that 60 percent of doctors could not meet the EMR mandate and face potential loss of their licenses in 2015. And a few weeks ago, the American College of Physicians pleaded with the feds to delay the mandate’s data collection, certification and reporting requirements. Dr. Hayward K. Zwerling, an internal medicine physician in Massachusetts who is also president of ComChart Medical Software, blasted the Obamacare EMR mandate in a recent open letter: “As the developer of an EMR, I sincerely believe that a well-designed EMR is a useful tool for many practices. However, the federal and state government’s misguided obsession to stipulate which features must be in the EMRs, and how the

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Saudi Arabia’s Security Council Snub UNITED NATIONS —Recent

elections for the new non-permanent members of the UN Security Council went off with a predictable by John J. Metzler yawn. CounSyndicated Columnist tries representing regional groups gained the coveted two year rotating membership without opposition and basically by acclimation. A secret ballot was set; vote for one out of one. So when the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia won a coveted seat for the Asian group, there was polite applause, wry smiles, and then later political shock and awe when the Saudi’s rejected the seat and renounced the Council’s role in the Syrian war. The Saudi sidestep was as shocking as it was totally unprecedented, especially from one of the UN’s founding members. It’s one of the ultimate achievements in international diplomatic circles, getting your country elected to a two year stint on the powerful decision making Security Council. Countries lobby, cajole and charm to gain membership on the fifteen member Council so that they may showcase both their own international standing as well as try to steer events in their favor. The Saudis have been major benefactors to the Syrian rebels of many stripes. From the prism of Riyadh’s arcane policies, neither the Security Council nor the United States are doing enough to topple the Assad regime or solve the perpetual Palestinian question. Equally the Saudis are nervous about the Obama Administration’s cool stance to Egypt’s secular military rulers as well as Washington’s possible thaw in relations with arch- enemy Iran. The Saudis now view the U.S. as a less reliable ally. Saudi diplomacy is reclusive by nature and reflects the arcane machinations of the Kingdom’s own decision making as well as the frustrated political pique of not being able to control the Middle East game board as in the past. Also the move reflects domestic fissures in the Kingdom especially among a restive and educated younger generation. Yet, the Saudis doth protested

too much. But why then lobby for a Council seat only to almost peevishly reject it? Some argue that the plan was to allow another “brother Arab state” a chance to get back to the Council. Qatar a recent member is possible, but Kuwait is more probable. What of the other non-Permanent Council members just elected? For the African group Chad and Nigeria shall be replacing the Kingdom of Morocco and Togo for the two year tenure. Chad, a country with serious human rights problems, and Nigeria, oil rich but with massive income inequality, represent French and English speaking Africa respectively. Chile replaces Guatemala for the Latin American group. This is a positive gain as Chile is both a working democracy and a relatively prosperous land. Her diplomacy is first rate. Good news too from Europe. Lithuania replaces Azerbaijan for the two year tenure. A member of both the European Union and NATO, Lithuania is an ex-Soviet state who cherishes freedom and is a strong proponent of human rights. Lithuania only regained its sovereignty from the Soviets back in 1991. This is an especially big year for the Vilnius government, as Lithuania is also President of the European Union for a six month stint. Turning to the Asian group, Saudi Arabia was slated to replace Pakistan for the Council seat. The new members will serve alongside the powerful veto-wielding Permanent Five: China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States. The Council is responsible for the maintenance of peace and security. Looking at the new class starting their membership in January 2014, we may ask how does this help or hinder U.S. diplomacy at the UN? Chad to Togo , no move. Nigeria from Morocco; good but not to forget the Kingdom of Morocco is one of America’s oldest allies dating from 1786 and thus closer. From Guatemala to Chile, good to likely better. Azerbaijan to Lithuania poses a very positive gain. Now we return to mysterious Saudi Arabia. Some diplomats claim that the Saudi’s may yet do a diplomatic turnaround and accept the seat after all. If not, another

country, likely an Arab state will get the nod to run in the very near future. But is there something amiss in Riyadh?

John J. Metzler is a United Nations correspondent covering diplomatic and defense issues. He is the author of Transatlantic Divide; USA/ Euroland Rift? (University Press, 2010).

Race-Hustling Results Years ago, someone said that, according to the laws of aerodynamics, bumblebees cannot fly. But the bumblebees, not knowing the laws of by Thomas Sowell a e r o d y n a m Syndicated Columnist ics, go ahead and fly anyway. Something like that happens among people. There have been many ponderous academic writings and dour editorials in the mainstream media, lamenting that most people born poor cannot rise in American society any more. Meanwhile, many poor immigrants arrive here from various parts of Asia, and rise on up the ladder anyway. Often these Asian immigrants arrive not only with very little money, but also very little knowledge of English. They start out working at low-paid jobs but working so many hours, often at more than one job, that they are

able to put a little money aside. After a few years, they have enough money to open some little shop, where they still work long hours, and still save their money, so that they can afford to send their children to college. Meanwhile, these children know that their parents not only expect, but demand, that they make good grades. Some people try to explain why Asians, and Asian-Americans, succeed so well in education and in the economy by some special characteristics that they have. That may be true, but their success may also be due to what they do not have -- namely “leaders” who tell them that the deck is so stacked against them that they cannot rise, or at least not without depending on “leaders.” Such “leaders” are like the people who said that the laws of aerodynamics showed that the bumblebee cannot fly. Those who have believed such “leaders” have in fact stayed grounded, unlike the bumblebees. A painful moment for me, years See Sowell on 27


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Your Health is in Your Hands by Dr. Graham Moneysmith, DC. Contributing Writer

Fall, with a blast of crisp air, is upon us. This is easily my favorite season of the year. Autumn trappings like foliage, corn mazes, apple picking and of course football. The highlight of the fall for my kids is Halloween. Costumes, trick or treat, and just for a moment everyone likes to be a little scared or do a little scaring. Being scared or having a little fear moment is fun occasionally , thus the popularity of scary movies, haunted houses and hayrack rides. Obviously, that’s all silly scariness and fun. When it comes to the real fear people experience the spectrum ranges from very serious stuff like death to stuff maybe you don’t need to be so scared of like spiders. One thing you should have less fear of is disease and sickness. I say this for two reasons: 1) some people become so scared of their health that they actually avoid their doctor and 2) the most common killers today are lifestyle related, so you have some degree of control. First if you have health concerns, seriously it is better to know than to stay in the dark. If you really do have an issue that needs to be dealt with, the longer you wait to get a check up, the more difficult things typically are to deal with. So truly don’t wait, get proactive. Better yet, view your health through the lens of prevention instead of reaction. As far as lifestyle disease

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Obama:Busy With Press Conferences, Re-Writing History, Unisex Marine Caps, Fundraising Yes, it was an interesting two hours last Thursday being the “moderator” at the Weirs Action by Niel Young Advocates Columnist Committee Candidates Forum. Candidates for mayor and city council were questioned by me, and the public later on in the program. Move over Candy Crowley I’m really into this moderator thing! Difference is, I did not favor any one candidate, and a couple may have been uncomfortable with my questions. ******** Obama shill HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius says the failures of Obama Care are in her department. He has a lot on his plate, really important you know. Enough so he only has time for those “press conferences” where he re-writes history. You know like when he would NOT support raising the debt ceiling in 2007. Or when he stated that with Obamacare you would keep your doctor and your health insurance. As I pen this column Obama our USeless leader is with Nancy Pelosi in New York raising money to help keep Senators and Congress Critters voting against America. ******** What will bring the Obama Zombies out of the fog? We acknowledge the USMC birthday as November 10, and Armistice Day and Veterans Day on November 11. Not to worry, the Commander-in-Chief is working on ANOTHER slap in the face to our military with the following from NY

Post: Thanks to a plan by President Obama to create a “unisex” look for the Corps, officials are on the verge of swapping out the Marines’ iconic caps – known as “covers” — with a new version that some have derided as so “girly” that they would make the French blush. “We don’t even have enough funding to buy bullets, and the DoD is pushing to spend $8 million on covers that look like women’s hats. The Marines deserve better. It makes them look ridiculous.” “The Marine Corps is being ‘encouraged’ by DoD to standardize on a unisex/universal dress and service cap,” Marine brass noted in an internal memo obtained by The Post. Just in time for the Birthday of the Marines; Vets/Armistice Day. BHO fails to honor our military. When does impeachment begin, anyway? ******** Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize very soon after winning the election in 2008. Since BHO had nothing of substance, why? And where has he brought peace anywhere since then? This year Nobel Peace Prize Recipients Get Award Prior to Removal of Syrian Chemical Weapons! This is laughable if not so serious and a fraud. A young Pakistan girl was shot in the head by the Taliban for her crusade; rights for girls’ education. It is reported that this girl who survived the head wound told Obama during a visit to the White House that the drones was the reason for an increase in terrorism in her Pakistan.

Malala Yousafzai: “I think of it often and imagine the scene clearly. Even if they come to kill me, I will tell them what they are trying to do is wrong, that education is our basic right.” Well, Nobel, what once was so important is now relegated to political prostitution. ******** DAILY CALLER: Michelle Obama’s Princeton classmate is a top executive at the company that earned the contract to build the failed Obamacare website.Toni TownesWhitley, ’85 is a onetime policy analyst with the General Accounting Office and previously served in the Peace Corps in Gabon, West Africa. Her decision to return to work, as an African-American woman, after six years of raising kids was applauded by a Princeton alumni publication in 1998. George Schindler, the president for U.S. and Canada of the Canadianbased CGI Group, CGI Federal’s parent company, became an Obama 2012 campaign donor after his company gained the Obamacare website contract. ******** COMMON CORE FORUM Hosted By Belknap County Republican Committee Wednesday November 13, 2013 7 – 9PM BEANE CONFERENCE CENTER 35 Blueberry Lane. Guest Speakers; Sandra Stotsky, Ed.D Jamie Gass, Pioneer Institute Ann Marie Banfield, Cornerstone Policy Research Glenn Cordelli, NH State Representative; Education Committee, Doris Hohensee, NH Families for Education & CC political activist.

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history. It’s important to be proactive and take steps to build a positive credit profile and score so you can demonstrate to lenders that you are a good manager of credit,� says Burns. Get a copy of your credit report and resolve any issue you may have with the information presented in it. If you have a limited credit history, carefully consider the benefits of joint accounts, but keep in mind that the positive financial actions like paying bills on-time and keeping balances low, as well as actions that can have negative impacts like missing payments will influence the couples’ individual credit scores. “The importance of paying bills on time cannot be understated,� says Burns. “A single missed payment can drop each person’s credit score 80 to 100 points. This can affect a couple’s ability to get the best interest rates and terms for a loan.� Another important step in building credit after a marriage is to make sure that all financial lenders are aware of name changes. “If you choose to change your name after you are married, make sure all your accounts have your current information, otherwise positive actions m a y n ot get reported correctly or in a timely manner,� Burns says. 4. Shop around for rates “Whether you’re taking out a personal loan or selecting a credit card, you absolutely must shop around for rates,� ad-

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Opechee Garden Club Meeting – Elaine Hinchey

Gilford Community Church, Potter Hill Road, Gilford. 1pm. Hinchey will demonstrate creating an organic tablescsape using gourds, natural grasses and flora which will be gifted to some lucky winner. 524-7683

Tuesday 5th Godspell

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

Wednesday 6th

Lakes Region Camera Club Meeting

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

Baked Beans and Fried Clams: How Food Defines a Region

Franklin Historical Society Program

Franklin Historical Society, Webster Place, Franklin. 7pm. Bonnie Randall discusses the book she co-authored with Carol Stone and Doug Evans, “Around Tilton” as part of the Images of America series of books. www.

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Jandee Lee Porter Band

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

Stanley Yerlow and Tajci

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

Paul Taylor 2 Dance Company

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

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Schweitzer: Called to Africa

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

Growing Healthy Indoor Plants

Cook Memorial Library, 93 Main Street, Tamworth. 11am. Presented by Cheryl Smith. 279-7783

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Wolfeboro Public Library. 7pm. Presented by Edie Clark. 5692426

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Chicken Pot Pie Dinner and Presentation

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Ski and Skate Sale

Kingswood Regional High School. 9am-2pm. The sale will include items from Piche’s, The Nordic Skier, Ski Works, Rodgers Ski Outlet and Plymouth Ski and Sport along with items from private individuals. Proceeds from the sale benefit the Wolfeboro Area Children’s Center. 569-1027

15th Annual Gathering of Marines

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

Dirty Deeds – AC/DC Tribute Band

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

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Holiday Craft Fair

Bessie Rowell Community Center, 12 Rowell Drive, Franklin. 9am-3pm. Proceeds from this event go to support important initiatives at Franklin Regional Hospital. 934-2060 ext. 8780

Lakes Region Poets Reading

Laconia Public Library, Laconia. 6:30pm. Charlotte Cox and Barbara Bald will offer a contrast in poetic experiences.

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CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) This time, a difference of opinion might not be resolved in your favor. But be patient. It ultimately could all work out to your advantage, as new information begins to develop.

The Rigolino Family show of their record-breaking meatball. -Carl Gundersen, Wrentham, Mass.

AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) A tug of war develops between the artistic Aquarian’s creative aspect and his or her practical side. Best advice: Prioritize your schedule so you can give appropriate time to both. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) You could be entering a career phase awash with job-related demands. But avoid being swamped by the overflow and, instead, keep treading water as you deal with demands one by one. BORN THIS WEEK: You are an exceptionally loyal person, and you’re respected for your ability to keep the secrets entrusted to you.

5 Equal business associate 6 Emmy winner Baldwin 7 Specialized market 8 Is of use to 9 “Law & Order” detective Briscoe 10 One reuning 11 Filmmaker WertmŸller 12 Ken or Lena of Hollywood 13 Floodwater of a stream 14 Inaptitude for music 15 Lady friend, in Lyons 16 Bureaucratic busywork 17 Big stink 18 Guileful 28 Atop, to a poet 29 Build up 30 Fraternity letter 35 See 59-Down 37 Man Friday 39 French writer ƒmile 40 Coup d’- (uprising) 41 Have a tiff 42 Module 45 Pals 48 Docs 49 Incision reminder 50 Operatic highlight 52 Garr of Hollywood 53 Unlike a people person 54 Circus site 55 Garciaparra of baseball 56 Steak cut 57 - it ride 58 Pixie-esque 59 With 35-Down, leave in a hurry

60 Lilylike garden plant 61 Disney mermaid’s name 62 Batting game for tots 68 Jumbo tubs 69 Adam’s partner 71 Forum wrap 72 Fruit waste 74 Oshawa’s prov. 77 Seraph, say 79 Middle name of Presley 82 Flier’s home 83 Heroic act 84 Cross in hieroglyphics 85 Lovers’ god 86 Surprise candidate 90 Hold title to 91 Swatted 92 Worked hard 93 Neighbor of a Liberian 94 Toast 96 Unposed photos 97 Truancy, e.g. 98 Sweet red liqueur 99 Actor Paul who played Victor Laszlo 101 Typing class stat 102 Old Missouri natives 103 Conveyed via a tube 104 “Lord Jim” star Peter 106 Fleming or McEwan 110 “Labor - vincit” (Oklahoma’s motto) 113 Holy Mother 114 Statistics 115 “Parade” penner Satie 116 Tivoli’s Villa d’117 Ogreish 118 Bullring call

Runners Up Captions: Brunswick unveils its new “Shur-Strike” bowling ball. -Bob Jaskolka, Brunswick, OH.

“This is getting heavy! When is Atlas due back from his break?” -Edward Stevens, Ctr. Ossipee, NH.

Unable to afford an actual monument, the Republic of Kazakia decides to go with “Rent-A-Monument.” -Rick Kaufman, Dover, NH.

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