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I hope chess tournament was as fun for players as it was for me

To The Daily Sun,

I would like to thank all the people who made the Citywide Chess Tournament that was held on April 4 a success for the 14th year. I was so proud of our students and the good sportsmanship they displayed.

A special thank you to all the coaches — Tony Campo from Holy Trinity School, Ramsay Eliason from Laconia High School, David Ross for Elm Street School, Chris Beyer from Woodland Heights School, Greg Schneberger from Laconia Middle School, Ernie Bownes and Ed Emond for Pleasant Street School — for giving of their time to organize and coach these students and for cheering the players on Saturday morning.

Thanks to Project EXTRA for their support to provide breakfast for the players, and to Deb Williams and Kaitlyn Salome for helping to organize and register players. A special thanks to Jack Aldrich and his culinary arts students for the tasty breakfast treats that they prepared. Thank you to Jeff Twombly for arranging the camera and screen so that the audience could have a bird's-eye view of the games. Thank you to Steve Dalzell, facility manager, and his custodial staff who helped set the room up on Friday. Thank you to Ken Martin for the engraving of the trophies in advance. The winners really get a kick out of receiving a trophy. As you can see it takes many people to make this event happen.

Gift certificates were donated for the winners in each division by Alan Beetle and Patrick's Pub and Eatery. A special thank you for this generous gesture.

Our winners were Carly DeNauw in the high school division, Noah Mousseau in the middle school division and Finnian Mousseau in the elementary division. Once again, thank you to all the spectators and families and especially to the students who participate in this annual activity. We hope it was as fun for you as it was for us.

Janet Brough
Administrative Assistant

Laconia School District

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Obama has only poured gasonline on issue of wealth inequality

To The Daily Sun,

Hannibal cleaned up a mountain of crapola while walking behind a heard of elephants crossing the Alps. But not nearly as much as I pick up after Tom Dawson writes to The Daily Sun. The only tool large enough to tackle that monumental job is the " supa doopa poopa scoopa."

The great thing about "cleaning up" after Tom Dawson, there is little worry he will emerge to defend his logic. Liberals like Tom Dawson have been ranting about inequality since the world was thought to be flat. During the French revolution in 1789 people like Dawson were running around screaming " lop off their heads, that will cure inequality." Of course it didn't, but it did result in a sudden drop in the population of France. Inequality in France today is as great as it was then, and as great as it is in America. In fact wealth inequality runs high in just about every country.

We hear the same lunatic, nation dividing, highly divisive "lop the heads of the 1 percent" today, all while donkey hypocrites like Tom Dawson support Hillary Clinton for president. Hillary Clinton is not only in the top 1 percent, she is in the top tenth of the one percent. I guess Tom thinks the really ultra, super rich know how to fix wealth and income inequality.

Loony liberals like Dawson screamed in 2012 that Mitt Romney's wealth surely disqualified him from being president because he was out of touch with the plight of the common man. Now, all of a sudden liberals think gazillionaire Hillary Clinton has the perfect resume to deal with the complex economic and social challenges facing the less well off. All while conveniently forgetting the policies of Barack Obama have sent 20 million people packing from the middle to the lower class over the past seven years while he created the largest demands on welfare in the countries history as he stuffed the wealthiest bank accounts. Barack Obama has only poured gasoline on inequality. He is still doing it with his free money for the rich" interest rates. I ask Tom Dawson when was the last time Hillary Clinton missed her hot rock spa treatment, or her avocado facial? Both perfect places to deliberate on the suffering of the less fortunate.

I wonder if Democrats recognize the two-faced, double-talking, hypocritical, buffoons they look like as they now suggest one of the richest women in the world should be the queen (and I mean queen) to fix to wealth inequality. Hillary and Bill Clinton have been bought and sold by some of the worlds richest and most influential people a dozen time over. They don't own Wall street, they are "Wall Street" in power and influence peddling. The public knows well of it all. If political corruption and scandal have a face it is Bill and Hillary Clinton. Bill and Hillary Clinton have had more scrapes with the law, both civil and moral, and have been involved in more unexplained political "accidents" than Ted Kennedy at Chappaquiddick.

Money mystically appears around them. For the Clintons, "fall guys" for every conceivable bad outcome are paid well, and lined up in advance. The pre-recorded message for the media is "I know nothing". My e-mails are private (I don't care what the government told me to do). Don't think you're going to "pull a Nixon" on me with some tapes or find an e-mail trail on Benghazi. Bill and I are simply smarter than that.

God bless them both. They truly represent exactly what the 1 percent are.

Tom will soon be screaming for someone from the top tenth of the 1 percent to be fixing inequality for the lower 99.9 percent while he condemns, ridicules and demeans everyone in the 1 percent, except Hillary Clinton.

There is no better whacky, comedy found in The Daily Sun. No larger pile of poop to pick up, and no hypocrisy reaching greater heights than reading a letter from Tom Dawson. He makes my day. Keep writing Tom. You are the funniest guy in town.

Tony Boutin

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