To the Editor:

John McCain’s presidential campaign is alive and well in New Hampshire. A small army of volunteers means a lot more than money for TV ads. There have been many well-attended “Town Hall” meetings, stand-outs and sign waves at major intersections, and McCain marchers in “Old Home Day” and holiday parades. Now, we’re preparing for the Septmber 5th debates at UNH in Durham.

When the anxiously awaited “Petraeus Report” comes out in the week following the debates, the wisdom of Senator McCain’s position on Iraq will be proven right. Other candidates will have to run for cover or try another spin.

Some say the Senator is a shill for Bush. Nothing could be further from the truth. He has always been, and ever will be, his own man, telling the truth (“straight talk”) as he sees it. Bush is a man who never knew war and so too readily got us into one. The man of peace is one who knows war, a real hero who has suffered for his country. That is McCain.

John McCain is also like an old shoe. The fit gets better as you walk with him.

Peter Bearse


To the Editor:

Tornadoes Football Jamboree a Success

On Sunday, August 26th the Tornadoes hosted the 2007 Sr. Football Jamboree.

The Timberlane Jr. Football League would like to thank everyone who contributed their time, products, and expertise in making this event a huge success. Thank you to all of the teams, their coaching staff and the referees that attended. It was a pleasure to have you on our field! Thank you to everyone who volunteered at the concession stand, at the gates and on the field. Special “thank you’s” to Diane Cormier and Bree Moynihan for coordinating everyone’s efforts and for all their hard work setting up the stand for the 2007 season; to Jay Holt from Oxford for the donation of burgers and hotdogs; to Mark Acciard for doing our morning announcements; to Phyllis who is exceptional on the grill; to the EMT’s from the Plaistow Fire Department who are always there for us; to Dave Leith and the staff from Timberlane High School for coordinating things at the field for us; to Timberlane High School for use of the facilities; and very importantly to the family and friends who came to the event to cheer on and support the league and it’s players.

Due to the threat of EEE, the first two home games for the Tornadoes Jr. Varsity and Varsity have been rescheduled for Sunday, 9/9 (Sanborn) and 9/16 (Portsmouth). 1 pm start time for Varsity and 3:30 start time for JV. We ask that families anticipate changes in the schedule for this reason until nighttime use of the field is authorized and the threat has subsided. The changes are made for the protection of all attending.

For more information on the league or the schedule of games, please visit us on the web at

Gayle Middlemiss

Board Member

Timberlane Jr. Football League

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