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Roger’s Ride is returning on Aug. 25 after a one-year hiatus

To The Daily Sun,

What Roger's Ride means to me:
Roger was my husband. His passing well before his time left a huge hole in my and many other hearts in our region. With the help of many friends and family we set up Roger's Ride for the Cure, with a goal of raising money to help find a cure for the terrible cancer that took Roger away from us. After a one-year hiatus, the Kiwanis Club of Laconia, with my blessing, has resurrected the ride, and it is scheduled for Sunday, August 25th. We will begin and end at Rotary Park in Laconia. Following the ride we will be having a BBQ lunch at the park and announcing the winner of two free nights at one of the Lodges at Mill Falls, located adjacent to Church Landing.

Several local businesses are selling our $5 raffle tickets to win those 2 free nights, please stop in and purchase your tickets soon, they will not last. Napa Auto Parts, Greenlaw's, All My Life Jewelers, Wedbush Securities, and Irwin Motors are all supporting us by selling the tickets. All proceeds will go to the Charity Fund of Kiwanis and help pay for Lakes Region Scholarships, the Young Family Program at Central NH VNA and Hospice, Got Lunch! Laconia, and several other wonderful local charities helping our kids. Roger would have been so proud to have his name associated with any of them. Please plan to join us. If you do not ride, come to the park at 1 p.m. for a great lunch, donations are always accepted. Please visit www.laconiakiwanis.com for details on the ride and a registration form. I look forward to seeing many of you there.

Betty Ballantyne
Kiwanis Club of Laconia

Last Updated on Tuesday, 13 August 2013 07:52

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Obama scandals are ‘made up’ by conservatives? Made up my foot

To The Daily Sun,

Wasn't Fridays letter by L.J .Siden just filled with passion and emotion? I would also add, road apples!

LJ insists we conservatives are persecuting poor Obama over, what, made up scandals and rumors proven not to be true? Who and when did they get proven not true by? Really now, "Fast and Furious" never happened? Benghazi didn't see Ambassador Stephens murdered mutilated, dragged through the streets and left in a ditch, not to mention three security personal killed as well? I suppose L.J. is sticking to the story it was all the fault of some video no on ever heard of before the president invented that as a false narrative just before the election? Then of course there's the polarizing the IRS, BATF, EPA, and half the rest of the departments in government to violate the rights of conservatives to ensure his reelection. Then his Attorney General Holder goes after the free press, wire tapping the AP, as well as a Fox News reporter and his parents and making a false assertion that the reporter was a "co-conspirator". Then when Congress holds hearings all the presidents men, and women either can't remember, don't know, take the 5th, stonewall or say "What does it really matter after all this time?" Made up my foot L.J.
I'd just remind L.J. of a few outstanding accomplishments of his beloved Marxist-socialist president. Broken promises from the day he was sworn in until present. Among those, an open and transparent administration. (Nearly everything he does is behind closed doors.) To bring Americans together and work with Republicans. (He has shut out all dissenting opinions.) Failed to enforce federal laws on immigration, rules by presidential decrees, makes unilateral decisions without the inclusion or consent of Congress. He did promise to make the cost of energy soar and we have seen the price of gas, heating oil, and diesel fuel more then double during his tenure. (Oh thank you Mr. President we poor and elderly really benefit greatly from that.) And while energy prices go up so does everything else because the cost of energy effects every aspect of our lives. I could go on and on but that's just the tip of this iceberg.
This president has adopted the strategy of division by racial, ethnic, and gender means. We have a nation more divided today then in the last 40 years. His foreign policy is confused or non-existent, the middle east is in chaos, and revolt and terrorism rules. Is this the Arab spring he promised? Well done Mr. President!
Now how about our economic recovery, kind of slow going isn't it? But jobs are increasing he tells us. Part-time jobs are better then no jobs, unless the workers need their 40 hour jobs to make ends meet. Little things like that do make a difference in the lives of all those people he promised to help but hasn't. In fact everything he has done has made things harder on the poor, elderly, sick, and disabled. This president is a disaster for this nation, and that's my opinion Mr. Siden, based on the known facts of his presidency. I know progressives have a problem understanding the difference between the definition between opinion and lies, so I just thought I'd make that clear.
Steve Earle

Hill

Last Updated on Tuesday, 13 August 2013 07:45

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WOW Trail won’t be as idyllic as the Winnipesaukee River Trail

To The Daily Sun,
RE: Letter from Peter Davis on August 9; "WOW Trail is a Golden Gem that needs to be completed ASAP"

Peter, not to dampen your enthusiasm, but it is important to point out the difference between the trail you observed in Tilton and the one proposed for Laconia. As you stated, the Winnipesaukee River Trail is built along an abandoned railroad track but the Laconia WOW trail is proposed to be built next to an active railroad track, hence the requirement for a fence. There are no trees growing among the ties on the Laconia railroads. There is a big difference between riding your bike along an idyllic abandoned rail bed and riding within a few feet of a moving locomotive.

Warren Murphy
Laconia

Last Updated on Monday, 12 August 2013 08:51

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Universities teach students to be about as free-thinking as ants

To The Daily Sun,

PSU, goof-ball professor George Maloof had the "academic" fertilizer spreader out again. I hope the administration at the university realizes every time this man opens his mouth he weakens the nation and the credibility of the college. George and the pointy-head gang in academia think the great windmills that surround Newfound Lake improve the scenery there. Another writer pointed out how scary it is to think we are paying people like George small fortunes to "educate" our kids with their deranged, partisan, logic. There is no group in America dragging around more fears, insecurities and "hang ups" than the cloistered, self-congratulating, above all others crowd at the "academy". Simply finding one to think as an "individual" is as rare as the sighting of a yellow bellied sap sucker. They are like a nest of jungle, leaf-cutter ants all placed on earth to perform a single task — which is to constrain business success through sky high taxation, unending new rules and guillotine regulations that even Houdini could not extricate himself from.
The ultimate "academy" mission is to replace capitalism with socialism through government the size of a galaxy, as expensive as a kings ransom, as bankrupting as Detroit unions, and as controlling as a day at the gulag. This is what your kids are being taught when you send them to PSU and almost every other university in America. If you think your son or daughter is being taught some healthy, open and honest view of the world, I can assure you with certainty they are not. Every whack-O, distorted, distilled , partisan, delusion of the world that grips academia like a boa constrictor is inculcated as if college were Sunday school. There is no honest, unbiased, offering of all sides of the issues permitting the kids to think for themselves, allowing them to come to their own conclusions. The college is not some OPEN FORUM where free thinking is allowed to happen. Freedom of speech on a college campus is muted to the "company line of beliefs" where the owners have one mission. That is to covey the windmills that have wrecked the sight and sound around Newfound Lake must be embraced and loved by all because they say so. Professor beliefs must be your beliefs. Any opposing arguments to the contrary, no matter the quality of the arguments, must be demonized and discredited. The stronger those arguments the louder the screaming. Professors channel Obama, opposing thinking is "DANGEROUS". You saw how quickly the IRS interpreted Obama's statement as "legal cover" to launch an all all out, illegal war on conservatives and the tea party to improve Obama's election odds after he and his agenda had been shredded by the tea party in the 2010 election. Obama used the enforcing arm of government to CONTROL FREE SPEECH because it could harm him politically.
Do you think George Maloof or Leo Sandy or any other academic tightly wrapped in the deepest of partisan political thinking have the discipline and courage to offer up all SIDES of every environmental or economic or social argument allowing the student to DECIDE FOR HIMSELF the right conclusion. Consider for a moment the poor student trapped in the college setting with his grade and future totally dependent on listening to and believing the ratings of socialist leaf cutter professors like George determined to replace capitalism with welfare and oil and gas with high cost wind. Don't believe me, try living in Germany or Denmark — both countries use lots of wind and their bills are 300 percent the cost of yours this month. George Maloof and Leo Sandy are only going to teach you what they WANT YOU TO HEAR, not what you NEED TO HEAR.
Tony Boutin
Gilford

Last Updated on Monday, 12 August 2013 08:48

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Everyone at LRGH was exceptionally caring and competent

To The Daily Sun,

I recently had an 11 day stay at Lakes Region General Hospital, having entered through the emergency department. Yes, I did have to wait. But triage is triage and there were those who were more in need of urgent care than I and, therefore, earned their place in line.

Once admitted to the ER, my care was top notch. Doctors Matrice and Jeffery were decisive, kind, explained there actions, ordered tests and made their diagnosis, and arranged my admission. The nurses were excellent, efficient and caring. The ER was jumping with patients but nothing seemed hurried. I felt like I was the only patient there and all their attention and skill was for me.

After I was admitted and in my room, I couldn't have asked for better care. I asked how many employees are on the floor and was told about 30, counting three shifts a day an those in house keeping. There wasn't a sour face, short temper or bad attitude anywhere. From housekeeping staff, nurses, LNAs and the nice young lady who delivered meals. Speaking of meals; the kitchen was most accommodating, creating dishes for me that were not really on the menu (yes, menu). You get to choose from a varied and delicious variety of breakfast, lunch, dinner and in-between snacks. I never had a bad meal. Hot food was hot and cold was cold.

From the staff who took blood, physical therapists to the volunteers who delivered mail and flowers, not a bad apple in the bunch.

And finally to my doctors, surgeons Dr. Greg McCarthy and Dr. Raza Shariff — both specialists in what they do. What they do is reassure, explain, calm fears and instill trust so that I knew from the get-go what to expect so I didn't worry when I came to and felt like I'd been a low jumper in a hurdles race. I couldn't have had better care anywhere.

LRGH is a wonderful facility with modern, up-to-date equipment, well trained staff and soon to be renovated rooms. I had the good fortune to be on 4 North, the top floor of the hospital, which all the staff call "The Penthouse". It certainly is. Everyone I came in contact with has earned my heartfelt thanks, deepest respect and confidence.

Nell Brown

Laconia

Last Updated on Monday, 12 August 2013 08:30

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