To The Daily Sun,
A huge thanks to the listeners and sponsors of Lakes Region Newsday for their patience and support while I recover from a heart attack.
And, we're almost ready to return on AM 1350/WEZS. Beginning Tuesday, three special editions of the normal three hour local news program will air.
On Tues., at 8:35, Bank of N.H. President and CEO Mark Primeau will join LRGHealthcare officials to preview the LRGH annual golf tournament. Once again, the Bank of New Hampshire is the primary sponsor.
Wednesday at 8:35, the Meredith Bay Colony Club will host "Aging Well".
And Thursday at 8:35, the Wild Bird Depot's Steve White is on the air with his popular backyard birding program.
The three hour edition of Lakes Region Newsday returns the week of August 12th.
Once again, thanks listeners! And thanks sponsors!
Allan W. Harrison
Lakes Region Newsday
AM 1350 WEZS
Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 July 2013 09:06
To The Daily Sun,
The only way the GOP'ers can win a major election is to suppress voter's rights. They will give the excuse that it happens a lot, once or twice every 10 years, maybe. Hardly ever a conviction, so the no-spend party will spend millions to change the voting laws to outlaw most everyone's vote.
This could happen here if they gain more power in the next election. In N.C., student's parents will be fined if the kids vote at their school, they are making it almost impossible to register as most ID's are not accepted. They need state issued ID cards only. Almost impossible to get. But rest assured as the cost is paid for by the voters after which their right to vote will be eliminated. There are other new laws down there, most of which make the word equality obsolete. Teachers will be forced to teach heath care lies to 6-8th graders. Public schools are closing and 90 million is being invested in private schools. Remember Romney and son Tagg. They will be making a fortune on these private schools. Numerous unemployed will be kicked off and benefits cut off. I agree that collecting is not for life but in an emergency it is essential. This is not a democracy in N.C. but a dictatorship, with the GOP running it all.
My advise in New Hampshire is to NOT let it happen here or some freedoms will disappear.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 July 2013 08:42
To The Daily Sun,
I first want to commend you for the article you printed in The Daily sun on the horrible conditions at the Belknap County Jail. I must have gone through a whole box of Kleenex while reading how these people who have smoked dope, sold drugs, invaded homes, stolen items and snatched purses from people in parking lots should have better living conditions. Maybe we should set them up with a situation like the Taylor Community, but first, before we spend $42 million plus hire 21 new staff members, please be honest with the taxpayers in the county and let them know just what the percentage of inmates will really be rehabilitated because we have all these educational programs for them — and we should be told what its going to cost to hire 21 new personnel. Also, what will all these new programs cost?
The conditions at Belknap seem to be a lot better than tent city in Arizona or the conditions our proud service troops endure in foreign lands. GOD BLESS THESE TROOPS, if it was not for them we would not be able to discuss these matters.
I personally am not against a better facility but please be honest with the taxpayers and let them know what they are really getting for all this money — and please don't throw out false numbers.
Thank you for letting us vent.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 July 2013 08:38
To The Daily Sun,
I enjoyed Bob Meade's article regarding veteran's benefits that ran in the July 23 edition. It was well written and informative. I would like to add a bit of additional information to his next to last paragraph, in which he stated there is no VA hospital in New Hampshire. That is true in the sense that there is not an inpatient facility, however, the VA operates the VA Medical Center at 718 Smyth Road in Manchester, . A variety of primary care and specialty clinics can be found there as well as several other services that may be required by the veteran. This facility also operates four Community Based Outpatient Care ( CBOC ) clinics in Tilton, Portsmouth, Somersworth and Conway.
Veterans who require inpatient care are provided care at other VA hospitals in New England, primarily in Massachusetts. Through an expansion of inpatient care, the VA has contracted with Concord Hospital. This provides local care for the convenience of the patient and his/her family and meets the intent of the bills submitted by Sen. Shaheen (SR239) and Rep. Shea-Porter (HR190) to provide N.H. veterans with the same level of care that the VA provides to veterans in other states. For more information log on to www.manchester.VA.gov.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 July 2013 08:34
To The Daily Sun,
The Zimmerman-Martin incident and aftermath is sad on many levels. Martin is dead. Facing death threats, Zimmerman lives in hiding. Both families are devastated.
People, "getting justice for Trayvon" create other victims. The media demonstrated its corruption. Political pressure forced an indictment when one may not have been warranted, raising questions whether any of us can be assured of getting fair treatment by the law. The usual race-baiters did their best with the help of the media and President Obama to roll back our progress to a colorblind society.
People make claims without any evidence. A recent headline declares, "Would Zimmerman have picked a fight if he hadn't been armed?" There is no evidence that that Zimmerman either confronted or started any physical interaction with Martin. Others say Martin would be alive if he were white, yet who considers race, or anything besides survival, when someone who is killing us? The prosecution, the defense, and FBI investigators indicated that race was not a factor. If you spent many lonely hours trying to protect your neighbors from further harm, would the race of a suspiciously acting person change your actions? No.
Others say the shooting wouldn't have happened if Zimmerman had acted differently (although he acted legally). But it wouldn't have happened if Martin had just continued home, if Martin hadn't been expelled from school, or maybe if Martin hadn't been taking behavior-altering substances.
The police felt there was inadequate evidence to charge Zimmerman with a crime. The jury apparently agreed, even though they were denied much evidence about Martin's character including that he had been discovered with burglar tools and stolen property.
Why did the media sensationalize this incident? Why alter Zimmerman's 911 calls? Why suppress exculpatory evidence and publish misleading photos and information about Zimmerman and Martin? Why use the term "white Hispanic" for Zimmerman who is half-white, just like President Obama?
Was the media just trying to create a story? To fan racial hatred? To distract minorities from how much they are suffering under President Obama's policies? To distract the public from Obama's scandals?
Do Obama and Holder have so much contempt for our justice system and the American people (police, prosecutors, judges, jurors, etc.) that they feel entitled to determine the outcome of this (or any) incident? Or, did they too welcome a distraction from Obama's failures and scandals?
As sad as this incident is for the Martins and Zimmermans, it is equally as sad for our country. This incident reveals the total corruption of our media, the Obama administration's inappropriate influence on our justice system and their willingness to stoke racial strife for political gain.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 July 2013 08:31