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My hope is that Americans will review & renew moral standards

To The Daily Sun,

Why is there so much violence in the world and who's to blame? Maybe it's impossible to define a single nationality to be predominate in killing, but the facts strongly bear out the certainty that the Caucasian race of people are the most violent. Considering the totality of deaths caused by war, in every part of the world, white people and their descendants, mainly from Europe, have the most violent history. I, myself am in that category

Of all the various species in the world, the human species are most prone to kill their own kind. Hundreds of millions have perished in bombing attacks the other species are incapable of.

Consider the assault on Vietnam. The collective force of aerial bombing dropped seven million tons of armaments on that tropic peninsula. Impossible, but true. Consider Japan in the Second World War where two atomic bombs were dropped and incinerated three hundred thousand civilians, each time. Only the human species can kill their own that fast. The sorrowful list can go on and on, not always faulting Western countries. Russia, China and Japan, to name just a few, have had their own bloody past. Will war continue in the Middle East? How much will the American public tolerate? Are we, as humans destined to kill each other until the end of the world.

My hope is that people in this country will revise and renew their moral standards and stand by national courts who have, long ago, stated that these wars are illegal and attacks on countries by the United States are outside of the law!

I pray, may the everlasting God of all creation turn our hearts and minds to love and forgiveness, tirelessly pursuing peaceful answers to the world's conflicts.

Leon R. Albushies

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Support the WOW Trail by purchasing ticket to Saturday's WOW Ball

To The Daily Sun

An open letter to Friends of the Laconia WOW Trail:

On Saturday, May 16, we will be hosting the 12th WOW Sweepstakes Ball at the Lake Opechee Inn, Spa and Conference Center. This event, presented by Meredith Village Savings Bank, is our most important fund-raising event, helping to fund the on-going expansion and maintenance of the trail. The WOW Sweepstakes Ball has raised almost $300,000 to date to help fund this exciting project.

What is the WOW Sweepstakes Ball? Well, it's not a ball in the "wear fancy clothes" sort of way. It's a ball in that it is super fun, has great food and entertainment, and you will be supporting a great cause: The WOW Trail. In addition, the WOW Ball offers you a 1-in-300 chance of winning $10,000. Casual attire is cool. Shorts and flip-flops are fine with us. Your $100 ticket includes admission, buffet dinner for two, entertainment with The HolyCow! Band, and one entry into the sweepstakes. Only 300 tickets will be sold. You do not need to be present to win.

Please show your support of the WOW Trail by purchasing a ticket. Tickets are available at the Laconia Athletic & Swim Club, Patrick's Pub & Eatery, or on-line at www.banknhpavilion.com.

For more information about the WOW Trail go to www.wowtrail.org or become a friend of the WOW Trail's Facebook page.

Hope to see you at the Ball and out on the trail.

Allan Beetle and the

WOW Trail Board of Directors

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