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Need finanicial help to attend National Young Leaders Conference

To The Daily Sun,
My name is Samantha Sapier. I'm about to start my sophomore year, at Laconia High School. I was recently nominated to attend the, "National Young Leaders Conference" (NYLC), in Washington D.C. I was nominated because my school career has already proven that, I'm a strong leader and I have the skills and capabilities for this event. Because of my academic achievements, they found me on a college admissions site, and they sent me a nomination letter in the mail. I have achieved honor roll status since my sixth grade year in 2009. I was presented the "Principal's award for Academic Excellence", for achieving a GPA of 3.47 during my career at the Laconia Middle School. This year, I received a medal for Academic Excellence in Accelerated English, and I also achieved high honors with distinction. My curriculum consists of mostly "honors" courses. I am currently an intern with the New Hampshire JAG Program (Jobs for American Graduates), ETS (Educational Talent Search), and the New Hampshire Scholars.
From July 28 to August 5, if given this privilege, I will be staying at the "Besthesda, Marriott Hotel", with students from all over the country with similar achievements. We will be attending conferences and workshops to improve our leadership and communication skills. One of the simulations we are preparing for is, the "If I Were President simulation." My peers and I, will adopt the role as president and his advisors during a crisis. We will conspire, to devise a solution that will bring an immediate just end, to the emulation.
From my understanding, we will later present our ideas to the actual president. In addition, we will get to meet the House of Representatives, visit museums and monuments, China Town, and have a "photo opportunity" in front of the White House.
This is a marvelous and inimitable opportunity, and I am looking forward to attending. This trip unfortunately falls below my family's budget. The cost of tuition is almost two thousand dollars. This does not include plane tickets, transportation fees, seven off-site meals, and money for necessities and souvenirs. I am still trying to acquire, a "business/casual" wardrobe for this trip.
Without the support, efforts, and ideas of my family and friends, who devoted their time in helping me reach my goals, this opportunity wouldn't be so close to success. We've managed to raise $700 through fundraising and generous donations. Any donations or contributions would be greatly accepted and appreciated, in my quest to strengthen my skills and prepare for my future. To those willing to make a donation, in return, I would be highly honored to share my outlook and illustrate my experiences in Washington D.C. I can be reached by phone at 273-2200 or by e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Thank you for your time and consideration.
Samantha M. Sapier
Laconia

Last Updated on Friday, 12 July 2013 07:53

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Replace IRS with the FAIR tax, it is the way we must go

To The Daily Sun,
Abolishing the IRS essentially means going to the FAIR tax as the way to fund the USA government. Nothing could be better for us or the country! No need to keep records, no filing tax returns or paying income tax! Just pay as you go when you buy NEW items (no tax on used or recycled items). We MUST demand abolishing the IRS and replacing it with the FAIR tax!
I hope that many of you readers will jump on this as the way we MUST go.
Jack Stephenson
Gilford

Last Updated on Thursday, 11 July 2013 10:32

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Nobody eats like this anymore . . . except at the Jewish Food Festival

To The Daily Sun,
JEWISH FOOD FESTIVAL ON JULY 14
Listen my children and you shall hear
of schmaltz and herring of yesteryear.
blintzes and kugels, knishes and strudels
matzo balls, kreplach, pot roast and noodles
challah and tzimmes and pickled tongue
corned beef on rye, pastrami, chopped liver.
coffee cakes, rugula, strudel and cheesecake...
Wash it all down with seltzer or tea.
Ess kinder, ess. Eat more and more please.
Nobody eats like this anymore
Except at the Food Festival, Jewish food galore
Come JULY 14, a Sunday for brunch
Eleven to two; we'll be serving through lunch.
So ess kinder, ess. Eat more and more please
We never have leftovers, as you will see!
TEMPLE B'NAI ISRAEL 210 COURT STREET LACONIA
The Food Festival Committee

Last Updated on Thursday, 11 July 2013 10:30

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List of Obama's broken promisis aslong as your arms & legs

To The Daily Sun,
I keep reading the many letters written by those who support Obama and his leftist progressive agenda, though it seems like I'm a moth attracted to a flame sometimes. Someone said, "To ignore the facts doesn't change the facts", but most of the left have their heads stuck firmly in the sand. Even when facts are presented to them they ignore them, choosing rather to attack the messenger or deny the facts exist. Take for instance when, I believe it was Bob Meade, wrote recently that 80 percent of those opposed to civil rights legislation in the '60s were Democrats (a fact check-able on Wikapedia), he was immediately accosted by the left, here in this paper. With heads stuck deeply in political mud they denied the truth of the statement, going on to attack Bob's veracity. Easier then checking the facts I guess.
Some other facts the left doesn't care to address. 1) The fact that Obama promised the American people that an investigation into the "fast and furious" gun running scheme would be conducted. Anyone heard yet who authorized and ran this? Anyone being held responsible yet? 2) Obama promised an investigation into the Benghazi attack and those responsible would be brought to justice. Anyone heard anything about this sense Hillary said "What does it really matter"? Those responsible are still openly walking around Libya free and clear. 3) Has anyone heard of anyone being held accountable for the IRS scandal? At the hearings Obama's people didn't know, couldn't remember or took the 5th.
The list of broken Obama promises are as long as both of your arms and legs combined. Close behind are his list of broken laws and unconstitutional acts. Just the other day he decided, Congress be damned, he would change provisions of Affordable Care Act which Congress passed and he signed into law. Rule by edict and presidential command. How far off can a dictatorship be?
Steve Earle
Hill

Last Updated on Thursday, 11 July 2013 10:21

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Interlakes Summer Theatre is a hidden gem in the Meredith area

To The Daily Sun,
My wife and I just saw "Dreamgirls" this past weekend, which followed the shows "Ain't Misbehavin" and "All I Ask of You", presented by the Interlakes Summer Theatre. We've seen many shows the past few years and decided to become subscribers.
Interlakes is certainly a hidden gem in the Meredith area. The performers are first rate, the venue is wonderful, and the shows are spectacular. We have attended many shows in various cities, and find the shows at Interlakes to be on an extremely high level. So go buy some tickets and enjoy the show. You won't be disappointed!
Vincent Martino
Braintree, Mass.

Last Updated on Thursday, 11 July 2013 10:08

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