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February 22. 2012 1:59PM

Wednesday headlines - NH news from the web

NEWS
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Planetarium seeks transition
Legislation would lease center to private owner for $1.


Fla. man held in Route 2 crash in Mass. also wanted in NH for probation violations
Brian R. Nolet, 28, was a passenger in the crashed stolen car.


Former Mass. officer pleads to Portmouth, NH prostitution charges


Conn. Police Keeping Plate Scans Data
Police use the scans to find vehicles that have expired or stolen registration tags or are linked to criminal activity. New Hampshire passed a law in 2007 that bans the use of any surveillance technologies on a public way.


Defense Cross-Examines Key Witness In Mattapan Murders Trial
During cross-examination Wednesday, Kimani Washington acknowledged that he lied to New Hampshire police about this whereabouts at the time of the shooting. He also admitted that he has dealt drugs and robbed banks in the past.


FEATURES
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NASA rocket blasts into gleaming aurora


Antiquesandhearts.com: New England antiques stand tall at CRN auction


NHPR Audio: Give a Hoot - NH's Barred owls
Barred owls, New Hampshire's most common owl species, also have the most familiar courtship and territorial song—usually translated as, "Who cooks for you? Who cooks for you-all?" It can be heard all year, day or night, but really revs up as owl breeding season begins in late winter. Owls are early nesters.


BUSINESS
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Tissue Rolls to Mill's Rescue - Northern New Hampshire Buoyed by Paper the Digital Revolution Can't Displace


DredgingToday.com: NH Congressman Supports Port of New Hampshire Dredging (USA)


NHBR: Stonyfield 'boot camp' for entrepreneurs in April


Power-Eng.com: Shifting politics imperil regional push for low-carbon fuel standard
On the ropes: Northeastern states' push to promote gasoline, diesel and biofuels with low emissions of greenhouse gases.


GTAT, REC Silicon join Coalition for Affordable Solar Energy to Oppose Protectionist Legislation
“We're proud to stand with other CASE members in defense of the business model embraced by every U.S. company that competes in today's global marketplace: success requires innovation and efficiency, not dependence on the government for protection,” said Tom Gutierrez, CEO of GT Advanced Technologies. “U.S. companies in today's marketplace can't rely on tariffs or subsidies to cover their vulnerabilities – they must enter the fray on a global basis and compete without protection from Uncle Sam.”


More detailed version of earlier item on BAE APKWS precision rockets test


POLITICS
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Labor stages rallies in seven Minn. cities Wednesday night to decry Rep. Chip Cravaack for moving family to NH
A statement announcing the rallies states “No matter where redistricting lines are drawn, New Hampshire is not Minnesota... Rep. Cravaack announced last summer he was moving to New Hampshire and would spend only one day a week in his district. That's just 52 days a year.”


The Jewish Daily Forward: 'Jew Pond' Earns Unwanted Scrutiny
Newer residents, including a Jewish couple living in town, were aghast at what they considered a slur. A well-meaning town health officer petitioned authorities to change the name.
But the town's Yankee establishment dug in its heels, insisting that the name is part of its heritage. Now the issue is on the agenda of a March 13 town meeting.


Proposed rules threaten age-old role for kids on family farms


PRIMARY
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A Billionaire Casino Magnate Might Give Newt $100 Million Dollars


Labor unions expected to spend $400 million on Obama, Democrats


OPINION
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National Spectator - David N. Bass: Context of the 'National Tide' on Same-Sex Marriage
While the few states that allow gay marriage have done so by either judicial degree or narrow legislative votes, traditional marriage amendments have passed by popular vote in nearly two-thirds of the 50 states. The largest margin of victory was Mississippi (86 percent). California and South Dakota had the narrowest winning margins at 52 percent each. The average victory percentage is in the mid-60s.


National Review - Rich Lowry: Kulturkampf wears a thin disguise
"By any reasonable standard, we are one of the most lavishly contracepted society in the history of the planet. "


Milford, Conn. wine and spirits shop owner: The downside to changing liquor store laws in Conn.


Biden's office circulates press release to promote veep's trip to “Road Island”



SPORTS
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Blue Jays president admits to being interested in Montreal and Ottawa
"The Jays are trying very hard to become not just Toronto's team, but Canada's team. You see that in their new retro logo with a prominent maple leaf."


Utah's Sarah Hendrickson soaring toward World Cup ski jumping title
Her father was a ski jumper in high school back in New Hampshire. Her mother was a cross-country and downhill ski racer who still runs ultra-marathons. And


Captain's Profile: Kevin Dean, Albany River Rats (1994-95)


On Tap with Amherst, NH's Cecilia Barowski at Princeton


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