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March 03. 2012 2:59PM

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NEWS
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Plaistow, NH congregation builds new house in a week for Texas pastor and wife, their church and home were destroyed by wildfire
After the burning has now come a building blitz and New Englanders talking Texan!


Coyote attack was first for New Hampshire
Coyotes in the Northeast are the descendants of western coyotes that began spreading east in the early 1900s after wolves were extirpated in the Midwest and East. They followed a route that took them north of the Great Lakes, where they interbred with wolves in Ontario. As a result, eastern coyotes tend to be larger than their western cousins, and they exhibit some behaviors that are more typical of wolves, such as hunting in packs.


NH pharmacy student charged with drug theft


New push in Northern Pass fight / 'Home rule' ordinance on slate at town meetings


Dartmouth board votes to raise no-loan financial aid threshold
Kim noted that the average indebtedness of Dartmouth students coming out of college is about half the average indebtedness of college students in the state of New Hampshire.


Man who bought stolen Frost papers says he'll return them for a price
WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — A New Hampshire man who bought cards and letters written by poet Robert Frost after they were stolen is willing to return them, but he wants to recover what he paid for them.


Civil War memorial in Portsmouth believe damaged by someone looking to scrap metal


70-year-old skier dies at Dartmouth-Hitchcock after hitting tree


Windham police offer permanent drug drop box


NH police ask public's help to locate 17-year-old


Bloodied items described at Slocum trial


Video: Slocum's girlfriend - 'I didn't do anything wrong'


Man pleads guilty in killing of Henniker nurse


Kansas City Star: Are breakaway Protestant denominations here to stay?


New Hampshire police seek public's help in locating missing teen


Bloomberg: Dartmouth to Create Task Force to Investigate Fraternity Hazing


FEATURES
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NH Fish and Game's becoming an outdoors woman winter workshop


Digital media company Cherry Tree makes patriotic books for kids
“Unfortunately, many talented people in Hollywood find their values and politics do not reflect the content they create, and many movie themes are in direct contrast with over half of today’s American families," Allen Covert, rep for Cherry Tree and frequent collaborator on Adam Sandler's films, told FOX411's Pop Tarts column. "This is especially reflected in children’s entertainment where no brand currently promotes a strong patriotic, pro-family or American values message."


NBC Sarah Silverman pilot picks up Jeff Goldblum


Film adaption of 'Da Vinci Code' sequel 'The Lost Symbol' details


Keene Sentinel: The new 'home ec' - It's not sewing and 'women's work' anymore


Audio - NHPR: Cross Roads House


Tin Mountain eco-forum on bats March 8


Audio - NHPR: Practicing for the Spelling Bee? Grab an iPod


BUSINESS
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Farmers worry about mild winter


Snowe's exit a huge loss for BRAC team


Should Twitter sell old tweets?
Twitter is allowing companies to sift through its archive for market research purposes. Guardian journalist Grace Dent (sender of 43,081 tweets) and freelance writer Michael Hogan (21,135) debate whether this is acceptable


Elevator pitch replaced by ski-lift spiel
For the seventh straight year, entrepreneurs with big ideas are making pitches to venture capitalists with deep pockets. It's called Peak Pitch. The first one was held at Mount Sunapee Resort in New Hampshire in 2005. Two more are happening in March—one today, the second on March 8.


Ralph St. George Joins McLane Law Firm as Director of Business Development



U.S. News & World Report: Avoid social media MBA's some students say; a course or two in social media can be helpful, but students say it's not worth a whole concentration
At other schools, social media is more than just an elective. Southern New Hampshire University has offered an M.B.A. in Social Media Marketing since 2010, and New England College in Henniker, N.H., is scheduled to launch an online M.B.A. in Digital and Social Media on March 18.


COURTS / PUBLIC OVERSIGHT
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John Balsamo v. University of New Hampshire - UNH motion to dismiss complaint over firing granted


Glenn L. Beane v. Alan F. Beane
"If this battle between brothers over their failed business does notquite reach Biblical proportions, cf. Genesis 4:1-16 (Cain and Abel), mythical proportions, cf. Plutarch, Plutarch Lives, I, Theseus and Romulus,Lycurgus and Nurma, Solon and Pulicola (1914) (Romulus and Remus), or even modern pulp literary proportions, cf. Mario Puzo, The Godfather (1969) (Michael and Fredo Corleone, also popularized on film), it easily equals the great "brother versus brother" storylines of professional wrestling, [These would include, at a minimum, Rick Steiner vs. Scott Steiner, BretHart vs. Owen Hart, The Undertaker vs. Kane, and Matt Hardy vs. Jeff Hardy.] at least in its bombast. Following the collapse of the business, MiiTechnologies, L.L.C., the brothers, Glenn L. and Alan F. Previous HitBeaneNext Hit (with Alanacting on behalf of either himself or Mii) have squared off in at leasteight separate proceedings in at least three different courts. "


NH Supreme Court Oral Arguments Calendar for April 5
> JKS Realty v. City of Nashua
> NHDOT v. Pasquale Franchi
> In the Matter of Matthew Bordalo and Meagan Carter
> Appeal of Town of Moultonborough of PELRB decision regarding New England Police Benevolent Association
> In the Matter of Susan J. Regan and Steven S. Regan
> Lebanon Hanger v. City of Lebanon
> Robert Surprenant v. Deborah Mulcrone


POLITICS
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Last camp standing: Occupy New Haven last Occupy camp in New England, still going strong (photos)
People at the encampment come from a variety of backgrounds. Some are homeless, like Kenny. After losing his job, apartment and girlfriend, he pedaled his bike here from New Hampshire and found, he says, “a new beginning.” Some, like Congo and Short Dog, balance the demands of work and family with life at the camp.


Q&A with Wendy Long -- GOP candidate for U.S. Senate
“I grew up in New Hampshire. I'm a New Yorker by marriage -- 14 years ago. I actually married a guy who was my co-clerk at the U.S. Supreme Court. And he's a New Yorker.


Birth-Control Subsidies Slashed by States as Debate Rages at Federal Level


Less than half of all Democratic Senators support gay marriage on Dem platform


PRIMARY
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Huntsman Uninvited from GOP Gathering Following Remarks
Huntsman dropped out of the race after he did poorly in the New Hampshire primary and quickly endorsed the front-runner establishment candidate, Mitt Romney. But last week, Huntsman said on MSNBC that “I think we're going to have problems politically until we get some sort of third party movement or some voice out there that can put forth new ideas.”


Presidential Race the Focus of SNHU Panel Discussion on March 15
Spiliotes will serve as moderator for the event which will feature panelists Lauren Collins of New England Cable News, Rich Killion of Elevare Communications, Josh Rogers of New Hampshire Public Radio and Dante Scala of the University of New Hampshire.


OPINION
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Keene Sentinel: Keeping RGGI


Portsmouth Herald: NH still failing Ponzi scheme victims


Infanticide - The Argument In Favor
If you are not a social authoritarian in love with big government and worry about the personal ramifications for freedom if health care is federalized, here is a chilling idea from the home of socialized medicine - Great Britain. Well, sort of Great Britain, now one of them is in Australia.



Patrick J. Buchanan the crusader survives
My path crossed with Buchanan's when I volunteered to work for his New Hampshire primary campaign from the last weekend through the vote. It was Saturday morning; I was blocking access to a diner where Buchanan was having breakfast with locals. Opposing us was a television crew from PBS directing a confrontation between the candidate and some gay rights activists.

SPORTS
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Amber Ferreira of New Hampshire plans to attend 2012 World Snowshoe Championships
Amber Ferreira of New Hampshire plans to attend the 2012 Worlds. She is a two-time member of the US Senior Women’s National Snowshoe Team winning the 2010 Senior Women’s National Title in New York State and finishing as the runner-up in 2011 in Cable, WI.


No. 15 Dartmouth lacrosse avoids upset bid by Yale


Vintage snowmobile race moved from Stratford to Errol


FIU Panthers kick off spring football practices
Those five will get their chance to prove to new offensive coordinator Tim Cramsey that they deserve to start. Cramsey, who was the offensive coordinator for nine years at the University of New Hampshire, has been working hard to adjust quickly to the new area of Miami.


Crowded catcher picture 'a good sign' for Blue Jays


Keene State qualifies for NCAA Swimming Championship


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