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February 29. 2012 12:40PM

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NEWS
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Bridgeport man charged with death of Manchester, NH motorist in Conn.
On Aug. 13 Luis Caraballo, 30, and his wife, Anna Perez, of Manchester, N.H., were driving on I-95 here when their car lost power. Caraballo was struck and killed while checking the engine of his car.


White Mountain School cuts CO2 15.8% as students across nation prevent 1.5M pounds of emissons in Green Cup Challenge


$1,000 a day for the rest of your life


International Baccalaureate program a target, critics say U.N. behind curriculum


Subway vigilante Bernie Goetz spotted out on the streets of Manhattan
Goetz was briefly a fugitive, but turned himself in to police a little more than a week later in Concord, New Hampshire.


FEATURES
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New Englanders keep the beans baking
Chef Frank McClelland grew up in New Hampshire during the 1960s eating baked beans. “My grandmother, an incredible cook, would make her own recipe for Saturday night's dinner,'' he says. “My favorite way to enjoy the beans was as leftovers for Sunday brunch.'' The family would make sausage with whatever meat they had, he says, and round out the meal with maple syrup, and corn fritters or buttermilk biscuits. The owner of L'Espalier and Sel de la Terre restaurants carries on the tradition at home today. “I still serve them to my family. I probably make [some kind of] beans once a week.''


Nick Groff Talks Ghost Adventures Part 1: In the Beginning
"One day I was sitting there in my little apartment and we started talking on the phone. He told me about a ghost experience he had in Detroit, Michigan. I basically said, 'Dude, I've been fascinated by the paranormal since I was a little kid.' I had an experience when I was about ten years old in Salem, New Hampshire in my old house. One day when I came home from school early, I walked upstairs and saw this shadow figure standing in the kitchen area behind this sliding glass door to the porch. It scared the living crap out of me! I ran out of the house, and that's where my parents found me once they got home."


Where Stylist Derek Warburton finds vintage Chanel in Brooklyn
Raised in the mountains of New Hampshire, celebrity stylist and media personality Derek Warburton began his career in the editorial world, working for magazines like Maxim, Ocean Drive and Interview.


Leadership training for autistic college students developed with help of UNH Institute on Disability


Duncraft employee rescues injured Barred Owl
Founded in 1952 and located in Concord, New Hampshire, Duncraft is a major online retailer of products for those who love wild birds and love feeding wild birds.


History of the Pigwacket
In 1740, the death of the Holy Roman Emperor, Charles IV, set of the War of Austrian Succession. The War would have ripple effects felt around the world in Rochester. When Charles IV died his daughter, Maria Theresa was left to take his place. France and Prussia challenged her authority declaring she was not eligible to assume the various thrones held by the Hapsburgs because she was a woman. The British and Dutch who had long been enemies of the French supported Austria. Great Britain did not get involved in the war until late 1743. In March 1744, war was officially declared between France and Great Brittan. In May, the news reached the French colony at Nova Scotia. The French wasted little time in attacking British ports. The war soon spread to British holdings in New York, New Hampshire and Massachusetts. The war front in the American colonies is known as King George's War.


Natural Foodie: Homemade baby food offers nutrition, safety, savings
A price comparison conducted in New Hampshire in 2010 and posted on wholesomebabyfood.com found that on average, making your own baby food saves 23 to 27 cents per ounce. This may not seem like a lot, but over the course of a year, the savings can add up to more than $500.


Merrimack's Anheuser-Busch Budweiser Clydesdales in Florida for spring training after appearance at Daytona 500
Wednesday they are on Fort Myers Beach, Thursday the Cape and then they will appear Sunday, March 4, at Jet Blue Park, the Red Sox stadium, for the opening game.


BUSINESS
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Striped bass catch limit bills draw crowds, encounter resistance
BOSTON — Commercial fishermen pleaded with lawmakers Tuesday not to interfere with striped bass catch limits, saying it is not the Legislature's place to manage fisheries


First Maine fireworks store to open, more to come


$5.8B New Hampshire Retirement System to launch investment consultant search
Incumbent NEPC is invited to rebid. A timetable for a decision has yet to be determined, according to spokesman marty Karlon, who says he expects the RFP to be posted on the system's website, www.nhrs.org, sometime next week


$8.5B Hershey Trust Co. hires former executive director of NHRS as its new investment chief


NPR'S State Impact: 'NH advantage' proves true for Albany International


January future construction a mixed bag


Salem ready to welcome Lord & Taylor
SALEM — The doors will open at the new Lord & Taylor store on March 16, with high expectations for a boost to the local economy. It will fill the last big vacant space at the mall and is a good sign for the local economy, according to Selectman Michael Lyons.



COURTS / PUBLIC OVERSIGHT
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HOWARD v. CATHOLIC MEDICAL CENTER dismissed


NH State Rep. George Lambert authorizes subpoenas for four judges in State v. Jason Talley


NHPUC seeks public input on commission practices - March 23
In light of the transition in leadership and in response to some feedback received through the recent performance audit of the Commission, the Commission has scheduled a public input session to consider Commission practices, particularly in adjudicated cases.


Set of orders related to KC Hydro LLC filings for hydrodam permits

FERC issues preliminary permit for Lebanon Mascoma River Hydropower Project
A timely motion to intervene and protest was filed by Stephen Whitman.2 Comments were filed by the U.S. Department of the Interior (Interior) and the Town of Milton, New Hampshire. A preliminary permit does not authorize a permittee to undertake construction of the proposed project. The purpose of a preliminary permit is to study the feasibility of the project, including studying potential impacts.


FERC issues preliminary permit for Milton Three Ponds Dam Hydropower Project


FERC issues preliminary permit for Weare Horace Lake Dam Hydropower Project


FERC issues preliminary permit for Nashua Main Street Dam Hydropower Project


POLITICS
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Terror Cases to Stay in Civilian Control
Republican proponents of the military-detention provision said they would hold a Senate hearing, because they believe the president's order might violate the spirit of the law. Sens. John McCain of Arizona, Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire issued a statement saying they were "concerned that some of these regulations may contradict the intent of the detainee provisions" in the defense bill.


Why are there so few scientists in government jobs?
This dearth is particularly stark in the US. Among the 435 members of the US House of Representatives, only three have bonafide scientific credentials (one physicist, one chemist, one microbiologist), according to the New York Times. An additional 24 have medical training, but this is still a small fraction of the total. Instead, top legislative and executive positions are dominated by legal and business professionals.


Shaheen: U.S. forces at risk due to Syrian chemical weapons
"The growing breakdown of order and security in Syria could place its significant stockpiles of poison gases and operational chemical weapons at risk," Maine Republican Susan Collins, New York Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand, and New Hampshire Democrat Jeanne Shaheen wrote in a February 17 letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. DOTMIL obtained a copy of the letter.


Bass sponsors INVEST Act to ease availability of green cards for foreign nations education in the U.S.
Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Pasadena, representing major portions of the west San Gabriel Valley and Rep Charles Bass, R-New Hampshire, have introduced HR 3692, the INVEST Act. The bill creates a new visa category to help foreign students with degrees in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) to stay and start businesses that create jobs in the U.S. A study finds 2.62 American workers are employed for every foreign-born entrepreneur using his or her U.S. degree here.


Former reps. lament polarization of politics at Dartmouth


NH's Kyle Jones gets a shoutout from Stephen Colbert bogus profiles of GOP rising stars


PRIMARY
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Sununu to stump Wednesday for Romney in Vermont


Democratic shenanigans in Michigan fail to halt Romney's advance


OPINION
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American Spectator - Andrew Cline: Instead of attacking college, Santorum should be attacking Obama


Fosters: Wise words worth the repeating ...
"As the debate here in New Hampshire heats up, anyone who believes that gay marriage is wrong is quickly labeled a homophobe. The possibility that someone's cultural, moral and family upbringing might lead them to that conclusion is summarily dismissed and in many cases condemned with the verbal venom of a rattlesnake. The same holds true for those who believe abortion runs counter to the dictates of nature."


Bloomberg - William D. Cohan: Zwirn's Fall a horror story of doing right
In 2007, Warren Rudman, former U.S. senator from New Hampshire, was hired to advise it on “best practices” for governance and compliance.


SPORTS
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Rock Cats' new owners may have Fisher Cats ties


It's leap year day – a critical moment in the world of calendar rounds
The ultra-pure form of the single-hill calendar round would be to climb it every day in the same year (having first made sure it was a leap year): 366 days in a row, up down up down. The only example I know of is by Larry Davis, on Mount Monadnock, a 965-metre peak in New Hampshire. I interviewed Davis in the late 1990s towards the end of a period when he visited the summit on 2,850 consecutive days – which included the complete 366-day leap years of 1992 and 1996.


2011 Pop Warner champs Mount Washington Mountaineers announce possible affiliation change
“Due to our alignment with the Kennett High School football program and our desire to prepare players for full integration into the next level of football, we've given considerable thought to leaving the Pop Warner Little Scholars program and moving to the Granite State Football League for the 2012 season,” stated Mountaineers Coach and President Andy Pepin of North Conway. “The GSFL is a highly competitive football league, with 12 teams in two separate divisions. We're still keenly focused on winning state championships and on maintaining the Mountaineers premiere football status for middle school level players in the Mount Washington Valley and beyond.”


ESPN: NH's Brewster Academy in league of its own
Brewster is 28-0 as it heads into the New England Prep School Athletic Council (NEPSAC) playoffs, which begin Wednesday at Endicott College in Massachusetts.


Meth blighted neighborhood builds skate park as deterrent
The survey, which was conducted in 2009 in 37 states from Oregon to New Hampshire, found 90 percent of the interviewed officials said the skate park has helped their community to improve and 85 percent have noticed a significant decrease in calls regarding complaints at the skate park.


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