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School chess tourney is an annual event we can all be proud of

To The Daily Sun,

I would like to everyone who made the 16th Annual City-Wide Chess Tournament on April 8th a success!

A huge thank you to our coaches — Ramsay Eliason at LHS, David Ross and Donna Marie Gamlin at ESS, Chris Beyer at WHS, Greg Schneberger and Sharon Frick at LMS, Ernie Bownes at PSS and Don Armstrong at HTS — for giving of their time and energy to keep chess in our schools.
Thank you, "DJ Jazzy Jeff Twombly", for being the MC and judge — you were great!

Thank You, Bank of New Hampshire and Laconia Police Department, for sponsoring this event, which provided trophies, medals, food and coaches gifts. Thank you, Funpot and Wayfarer Coffee Roasters for providing gift cards for our top division winners, Project EXTRA for making sure our chess club members had a snack during each session and Jack Aldrich and his Culinary Arts students for prepping all the delicious breakfast treats.

First place division winners were: Bryden Wright for the high school division, grades 9-12, Bryan Patten for the middle school division (grades 6-8) and Lex Condodemetraky for the elementary school division (grades 3-5). Congratulations, chess champions!

Thank you to all the spectators and families and especially our dedicated chess players who participate in this annual activity. This truly is a community event in which to be proud of!

Regina Theberge
Chess Coordinator
Administrative Assistant
Laconia School District

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80% of all terrorist attacks since 1990 have been in honor of Allah

To The Daily Sun,

A new writer enters the letters to the editor pages, welcome Ben Lassen from Belmont. Ben informs readers that indeed Islam is a religion of peace, just as all religions are based in peace. Really, though, I must have missed something, or perhaps Ben did.

Let's see Ben, did you read any of these Serares, Quran 2:191-193, 2:244, 3:56, 3:151 oh and my favorite:

Quran 4:74 "Let those fight in the way Allah who will sell the life of this world for the other. Whoso fighteth in the way of Allah, be he slain or be he victorious, on him We shell bestow a vast reward. The martyrs of Islam are unlike the early Christians who were led meekly to the slaughter. These Muslims are killed in battle as they attempt to inflict death and destruction for the cause of Allah."

This is said to be one of the favorites of Muslim terrorists too. And just to be clear there is 103 other Serares in the Quran much like this calling for the death penalty for infidels and violations of the Quran. Politically correct or not politically correct has nothing to do with it. It's about the facts and the facts are that 80 percent of all terrorist attacks sense 1990 have been carried out by Muslims for the glory of Allah. Thirty thousand Muslim terrorist attacks world wide from Sept. 11, 2001, until the end of December 2015.

Now on Friday, April 7,  the morning news (ABC) says a terrorist drove a hijacked truck into a crowd and into a department store in downtown Stockholm, Sweden. Two dead many injured, (take note Alan) so any bets it wasn't a Muslim?

For those with short memories or who have had their heads buried in the sand let me again remind readers that Islam calls for the death of all gays, suppresses women's rights, is against democracy, free speech, as well as justifying rape, torture, pedophilia among other things. Let me ask, how many good Christians, how many progressive-liberals can with any sense of integrity and honor say they can overlook the ideology that commands or excuses this? If you can you are neither Christian or liberal.

Steve Earle

Gilford

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