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Mar 01, 2011
12:00 AM
Ball & Chain

Help! My good friend has a drug problem

Dear Casper and Bill,I just discovered that a close friend of mine, who I've had a crush on for years, has a serious drug problem.He smokes pot almost every day, and I think he does it before school. Lately he's been really out of it and I don't know whether to confront him about his drug use.I imagine he'd be pretty defensive if I brought it up to him, and I don't…

Mar 01, 2011
12:00 AM
Bulletin Board

Reach for the stars

New Hampshire's fifth annual Astronomy Bowl will take place on March 26 at the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center. Applications are now available at starhop.com and are due by March 12. The Astronomy Bowl is a statewide competition for high school students to compete by answering questions about constellations, planets, stars, and other objects projected in the Discovery Center's state-of-the-art planetarium. The top three Astronomy Bowl winners will receive silver commemorative "astronomy" bowls and scholarship prizes that can be used towards higher education. The scholarships will be formally…

Mar 01, 2011
12:00 AM
grammarnator

We rule!

The Insider hasn't been giving the Grammarnator a lot to work with recently, but the piece on a local soap maker did seem to have some missing words "A simple hobby has turned into flourishing, full-time business" and "D'eAngelis said most difficult part of the process is making and putting on labels" cry out for "a" before business and "the" before most. More bizarre in the same article is the reference to "a children." Maybe what has been typed needs another look before printing.Those errors are not as serious as what happened the previous week, although not in the Insider (kudos to you!). As…

Mar 01, 2011
3:36 PM

The new senior alphabet

A is for apple, and B is for boat; That used to be right, but now it won't float! Age before beauty is what we once said; But let's be a bit more realistic instead. A's for arthritis, B's the bad back, C's for the chest pains, perhaps cardiac? D is for dental decay and decline, E is for eyesight, can't read that top line! F is for fissures and fluid retention, G is for gas, which I'd rather not mention. H is high blood pressure - I'd rather it low; I is for incisions with scars you can show. J is for joints, out of socket, won't mend, K is for knees that crack when they bend. L is for libido, what…

Mar 01, 2011
12:00 AM
Bulletin Board

Applying for school

Merrimack Valley High School will present "A College Overview for Juniors and their Parents" on March 1 at 6:30 p.m. Applying for college admission - and financial aid - can be overwhelming. There are applications to be completed, deadlines to meet, essays to write, award letters to be interpreted and complex language to understand. This evening session is intended to educate the high school junior and his/her family about the college admission and financial aid processes. Topics to be discussed include: the qualifications colleges are looking for, questions to ask on a college tour, college essay…

Mar 01, 2011
12:00 AM
Bulletin Board

Student artists

Concord School District artists and art teachers are working hard to prepare for the annual Youth Art Month Exhibit at the Steeplegate Mall. The opening reception is planned for March 10 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. A selection of art work from students in grades one through twelve will be on display through March 30. All Concord schools will be represented at this show. Please come enjoy the outpouring of creativity from Concord's youth!

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