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February 03. 2012 1:42AM

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NEWS
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Newfields librarian resigns, threatens legal action
She is seeking direction from the New Hampshire Library Association and will possibly seek legal counsel.


NYT: Mass stinging in NH aside, little evidence for a jellyfish invasion


Feds will fight resentencing of spree-killer Gary Lee Sampson


New Hampshire hand donor identified
Jodi Lloyd came forward identifying her husband Steven as the donor. He was just 43 when without warning last October he suffered massive bleeding in his brain.


100,000 petitions decrying NH 'dead-people-voting' sting to be delivered to AG today


Union sues The Telegraph, Pennichuck to keep salaries secret


New planting map reflects warming winters


BUSINESS
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Standardbredcanada.ca: Better Odds Coming For Rockingham?


Wood pellet pricing now part of New Hampshire energy report


Prudential to Pay $17 Million to Settle Death-Benefit Claims
Twenty states must sign the agreement by March 31 for it to take effect, according to the statement. Seven states have joined so far: Florida, California, Illinois, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, New Jersey and North Dakota.


Conway hits another snag in effort to upgrade to LED street lights


NH company owned by brothers travel the world reconstructing golf courses


Hinsdale Fire Chief Robert J. Johnson Heads To Jail


Nottingham, NH, woman charged with shoplifting WalMart in Tenn. had previous incident at WalMart in Nottingham
The food she attempted to steal was valued at $7.36, the report says. She also was charged with trespassing since she'd been banned from the store after the NH incident.


Warm winter creates winners and losers across U.S.

"We are going through peak heating season and temperatures have been well above normal for most of the nation with weather maps going into early February painting a similar picture," said Chris Jarvis, president of Caprock Risk Management in Rye, New Hampshire.


New England expected to generate most lackluster restaurant sales growth


NH banks among the nation's healthier


CDC: Outbreak linked to Hannaford beef is over


NHPR - StateImpact: Breakdown of NH's manufacturing economy by county


Cape Cod Times: Gulf of Maine fishermen catch a break


Fishnewseu.com: New England cod-astrophe
"Early estimates suggest that the allotment of cod for commercial fishermen in 2012 could be 90 per cent lower than the catch allowed in 2010. This is likely to result in a 25 per cent decline in income for groundfishermen, with fishermen in New Hampshire and Maine hit even harder (91 per cent and 54 per cent, respectively)."


Major companies keeping cyber attacks secret from SEC, investors
New Hampshire has a law requiring cyber security breaches be reported.


Why Should a Social Media MBA Exist and Why the Corporate World Needs to Take Notice
Southern New Hampshire University offers graduate students the option of an MBA in Social Media Marketing or a Masters in Marketing with a certificate in Social Media Marketing.


A lucky few will be enriched by Facebook IPO
An estimated 1,000 employees and investors could become instant millionaires when the social network giant goes public.

COURTS / PUBLIC OVERSIGHT
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NHPUC - Pennichuck East Utility requests waiver of short term debt limit to pay $900,000 in dividends; NHPUC approves 5% increase
http://www.nh.gov/oep/index.htm


FEATURES / ENTERTAINMENT
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Historical mystery 'Mars the Avenger' conveys how ancient Rome dealt with crime, how Romans lived
The author, Alan Scribner is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and Yale Law School. Scribner was a former assistant district attorney in the office of Frank S. Hogan in New York County. He is also an independent scholar of ancient Rome and co-author of "Anni Ultimi: A Roman Stoic Guide to Retirement, Old Age and Death." He is retired and lives in New Hampshire.


More artists slated for LIFT Fest in Enfield in March


Treasure hunter says he found $3B WWII wreck


Daniel Palmer's thriller set in NH explores terrifying implications of online reputation attacks
"In HELPLESS, former Navy Seal Tom Hawkins has moved back to Shilo, New Hampshire, to raise his teenage daughter following the murder of his ex-wife, Kelly. Shilo's police sergeant makes it clear that Tom is his chief suspect in Kelly's death, and when an online reputation attack unleashes horrible accusations against Tom, there may just be no way to prove his innocence"


POLITICS
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Ayotte sponsors Senate bill to freeze federal pay for two years, cut government workforce by 5% through attrition
Senate Republicans on Thursday introduced a bill that would freeze federal pay for another two years and reduce the size of the government by 5 percent through attrition.


Howard Dean rips breast cancer charity for pulling its support of Planned Parenthood
Vermont's 10 Planned Parenthood health centers don't receive any Komen funding and neither do the additional 10 clinics in Maine and New Hampshire that are part of Planned Parenthood of Northern New England. So the Komen decision won't immediately affect local clinics.


GOP unveils bill to prevent mandatory defense cuts


Guinta, Shea-Porter top fundraisers in NH 1st District


PRIMARY
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Mitt Romney out-raising Obama in Massachusetts


Jennifer Horn on Donald Trump's endorsement of Mitt Romney


Salt Lake City Tribune: Morman voters a key in Nevada - they're for Romney


Nev. brothel 'pimpin' for Ron Paul
Cami Parker, 25, who works at the brothel, said she is "pimpin' for Paul" because of his positions on individual liberties and states' rights. She said 10 percent of her weekly earnings go toward the Paul campaign.


Now Trump may endorse Romney: report


Who's more aloof -- Obama or Romney?


Village Voice: Vermin Supreme Vs. Jimmy McMillan: Friendly Fascist Debates
Rent is Too Damn High Guy

Vermin Supreme placed second to Obama in the New Hampshire Democratic Primary vote earlier this month.

OPINION
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The Republican Candidates On Alternative Energy and Electric Vehicles


COMPETE Coalition calls for divestiture of PSNH power plants to promote competition
COMPETE Counsel William Massey, in testimony today before the House Science, Technology and Energy Committee in support of proposed legislation, noted that PSNH is an electricity distribution "wires" service provider but also still owns a substantial amount of generation capacity.


Damon W. Root: A reply to Richard Epstein's take on the right to keep and bear arms




SPORTS
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Pair of Lady Wildcats semifinalists at Ms. Hockey 2012


NYT - Joe Nocera Blog: A Nocerablog Correction
Stacey Osburn at the N.C.A.A. emailed me this morning to complain about an error in yesterday's post inaugurating our Stupid N.C.A.A. Rules contest. She said that I was wrong to claim that the University of New Hampshire was sanctioned for allowing a track athlete to bring her three-month-old baby to a track meet. Instead, she wrote, the sanctions came about because the athlete was also allowed to bring her boyfriend to the meet.


UNDER THE RADAR - Monadnock Region players study options as National Signing Day comes and goes


Future Wildcat Dylan Maller
Maller, who is from Parkland, Fla., and has already committed to the University of New Hampshire, is eligible for the NHL draft in June. He started his career at a young age.


New Hampshire's Nerlens Noel would be reclassifying to 2012
Noel, a 6'10" center from New Hampshire, was widely considered to be one of the top three players in 2013.


Penn State Signees Bench, Kiley Look Back on 'Crazy' 2012 Signing Day


Super Bowl Village Transforms Downtown Indianapolis into 'Times Square Midwest'
Seems Mandy is a transplanted New Englander, a New Hampshire native who attended Indiana University where she met and married Brice who, coincidentally, just happens to be a Colts season ticket holder.

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