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January 11. 2012 3:39PM

Wednesday headlines


VIDEO: NH poll workers shown handing out ballots in dead peoples' names

Would-be dead man voter stopped at polls

NYT: After Beyoncé Gives Birth, Patients Protest Celebrity Security at Lenox Hill Hospital
Manchester West High School grad Neil Coulon and his wife were repeatedly impeded from visiting their twin daughters in the ICU.

NY Daily News Editorial: Lenox Hill should treat all parents like Jay-Z and Beyoncé
NH native Neil Coulon of Brooklyn said he faced a 20 minute wait to visit his twin daughters in neonatal intensive care.

Hospital denies Beyonce-JayZ paid $1.3M or care was disrupted
"Lenox Hill Hospital takes patient privacy and safety very seriously. And while we congratulate the Carter family on the birth of their child, we value the loyalty of ALL of our patients and always strive to ensure a positive experience, knowing that the birth of a child is a wonderful moment producing memories that last a lifetime."

TSA dispute ends with Taser of New Hampshire man who forgot something on plane
SACRAMENTO, CA - Edwin Barton, 26, of New Hampshire forgot something on the plane and was trying to get back to it when the incident happened.

Child porn bust outside St. Louis leads investigators to NH insurance manager, but too late
The investigator was able to identify two other child pornographers whose images were part of Greenwell's massive stash. One remains at large in a Midwestern state, according to the FBI. Investigators tracked down the other man, an insurance manager in New Hampshire, only to learn that he had committed suicide in 2008.

Portsmouth woman receives experimental "beating heart" transplant
Amy DeStefano, 39, of Portsmouth, contracted pneumonia three winters ago which eventually spread to her heart. The new device is capable of circulating blood through a donor's heart and is able to keep it beating in a transparent plastic case after removal.

Klout's top social media influencers in medicine names NH's Kevin Pho a superstar
The same person sits atop both lists: superstar blogger Kevin Pho, a New Hampshire physician who's risen to prominence on the back of his KevinMD blog, which he markets as "social media's leading physician voice." But Pho is the only name to appear on both lists.

Treatment of Troops' War Wounds Targeted by U.S. Medical Schools
The plan is led by the Association of American Medical Colleges and the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine. They have pledges from 130 medical and osteopathic schools including those at John Hopkins University in Baltimore, Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, and Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire.

ICTR Genocide Convict's Wife to Be Tried in the U.S. in February
Arusha - Béatrice Munyenyezi, the wife of genocide-convict Arsène Ntahobali, will appear before a court in New Hampshire (USA) in February on charges that she lied about her role in the Rwandan genocide when seeking to become a refugee and a US citizen.


Dartmouth religion and ethics prof. ethics adviser to Advanced Cell Technology, a stem-cell pioneer working to make therapies a reality
Still, some who have tracked ACT's trajectory say that the company might have what it takes to succeed. "What has kept ACT going is persistence, tenacity and vision," says Ronald Green, ACT's long-time ethics adviser and a professor of religion and ethics at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire.

Vt. dairies short on feed in wake of Tropical Storm Irene
Offers of feed have come in from Canada, Maine and New Hampshire.

Navitas - an Australian education opportunity company - partners with UNH for U.S. rollout
Hyperion is also confident in Navitas's US rollout model, where it intends to partner with established universities to create a footprint in one of the world's largest education markets. It is associated with the University of Massachusetts in Dartmouth, Lowell and Boston, the University of New Hampshire and Western Kentucky University.

Reuters: Oil retreats on risk aversion, EIA data weighs


> Lost three-legged dog reunited with NH owner after found in Mass

Zip's owner, a resident of North Hampton, N.H., was ecstatic to find out his dog was coming home. "I will never forget the sound of those words echoing through the phone, 'Dad, it's him, it's Zip!'" said Marshfield Animal Control Officer Deni Goldman, who is the founder of the SABERAlert system that helps reunite missing dogs with their owners.

Sundance to exhibit Love Free or Die documentary about Gene Robinson

Book Review: Alias Dragonfly by Jane Singer
"When Maddie was six, she imagined that she heard her dead sister calling to her as she sat up in a tree, but when she reached out to her she fell and hit her head. Afterwards, her senses were heightened and she was able to see, hear, and remember more than most people; the neighbors in her New Hampshire village, where her parents once sheltered a runaway slave, thought she was strange and sick, but she now understands that she has a gift that can be useful as a spy."

Smuttynose shuffles beer lineup for the year ahead

Photo: UNH chefs prepare dishes for a cooking competition Tuesday at Skidmore College
The college was hosting 10 culinary teams from regional colleges for a two-day conference titled "Healthy Foods, Sustainable Choices."

Book Review: The Boy Wonder's sad decline - Holliday's in Heck by P.J. O'Rourke
NH author P.J. O'Rourke "as much as acknowledges this slide into domestic mediocrity with the title of his most recent book, Holidays in Heck (Atlantic Monthly Press, New York, 2011, 265pp), subtitled "A Former War Correspondent Experiences Frightening Vacation Fun". Here the stars are his wife and his three small children and what they did for fun at home in New Hampshire and on trips to Ohio, Washington D.C. and Hong Kong."

First openly gay contestant for Miss California studies New Hampshire pageant to prepare


U.S. Supreme Court rejects New Hampshire man's challenge of constitutionality of eyewitness testimony
The court declined to extend constitutional safeguards against the use of some eyewitness testimony at criminal trials, ruling against a New Hampshire man who was convicted of theft.

Court rules for Diocese of Virginia vs. breakaway churches
Va. court rules for Episcopal Church, stripping congregations of churches and property for breaking with the central authority over the ordination of gay Bishop Gene Robinson in New Hampshire.


Bass one of only two GOP House members with oil and gas industry interests among Top 10 donors, to holdout on fast tracking Keystone pipeline

D.C. Mayor Gray backs Occupy's presence at N.H. statehood event


Video: Ron Paul smacks down 'Morning Joe'
Ron Paul was on to discuss his second place finish in New Hampshire.

New Hampshire city debates moratorium on refugees
Ahmed settled with his wife and two children in Manchester, New Hampshire, one of 50 Iraqi families in a city that over the last decade has become home to more than 2,100 refugees from all over the world. Now economic pressures are forcing city officials to question whether Manchester can continue to be a destination city for refugees.


Erica Gies: Drought could menace Northeast
Driest first week of January in U.S. history is troubling news for the Northeast. Soaring winter temperatures forced flowers to bloom in New Hampshire this month, while parts of northern New England normally under at least a foot of snow by now have no snow, or just a dusting.

Laurie Roberts: Death of deputy shows how there are no routine calls for a cop
Deputy Bill Coleman is believed to have been killed by Drew Ryan Maras, whom authorities say gunned down a New Hampshire couple at an Ariz. scenic overlook.


Anthopoulos says Jays' off-season shopping probably done