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March 15. 2012 12:10PM

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NEWS
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NASA delays rocket launch to study jet stream


NH man facing felony drug charges after Ohio traffic stop
Dennis Finn, 64, of Newfields, NH, is alleged to be transporting 36 pounds of hydroponic marijuana, 19.2 grams of hash, Subozone strips and a couple pills.


911 tape tells frantic tale at trial of Seabrook official


MSNBC: NH city's new military muscle raises some hackles
According to a recent report by the Center for Investigative Reporting, the federal government has doled out some $34 billion in grants like the $286,000 for the Keene Police Departments new armored vehicle..


High-fat diet leads to lower quality semen say Dartmouth researchers
They found that men who had the highest intake of fat had a 43% lower sperm count and a 38% lower sperm concentration than men who had the lowest intake of fat.


Michael Guglielmo was a career criminal. Now he's saving lives one DNA sample at a time
Inside a dilapidated boarding house in Manchester, New Hampshire, Michael Guglielmo sat with one hand on a beer, and the other on a MAC-10 machine gun. He'd released his hostages hours ago; the wall behind him was sprayed with bullet holes. Outside, Manchester's Police Special Reaction Team had the perimeter secured with snipers. Tactical commander Dale Robinson had given his men the green light to shoot if Guglielmo crossed an invisible line in the front yard; from an abandoned house next door, Robinson shouted to Guglielmo to give himself up.


BUSINESS
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Verizon expands 4G LTE network in Concord ahead of launch of new IPad


Prefab components from NH allow Danvers condo complex to rapidly take shape


NHBR: NH eligible for taste of $250M Constellation-FERC settlement
A trading group of Constellation Energy, an independent power provider for business users in New Hampshire and other states, has agreed to pay nearly $250 million to settle charges of price manipulation. A fraction of that money could be claimed on behalf of the state's ratepayers.


SCI lands deal to distribute Indian firm's cryogenic products in U.S.
Skaff Cryogenics Inc (SCI) of Brentwood NH reached an agreement with FNF Gas Technology Products Pvt Ltd of Vadodara, India to be the exclusive supplier of FNF's cryogenic products in the United States. SCI will perform all of the finishing work, including blasting, painting, and plumbing.


GT Advanced Technologies milestone in casting technology is a 75 percent increase in yields


FEATURES / ENTERTAINMENT
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Jewish film festival comes to Concord, Manchester and Merrimack


Bears to emerge early, protect your properties says NH Fish and Game


Alternative spring breakers working wonders in east Biloxi
"I wanted something different, something different than what my friends were doing," said UNH's Abby Plummer. "And this is a really great opportunity and it's beautiful down here."


Audio: Wooden Dinosaur "I Shot a Gun"
From the hills of Vermont - with additional ties to Easthampton, Mass, Surry, NH, and Brooklyn - comes "I Shot a Gun," the latest single by Americana collective Wooden Dinosaur.


Watching movie stars light up may spur kids to smoke, says UNH


Third horse's death forces HBO's 'Luck' to suspend production with animals


POLITICS
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Alexander Burns: Deploying Ayotte
Ayotte earned high marks on the stump in New Hampshire and the fact that she's hitting the trail in Ohio is bound to revive speculation about what her role might be in the general election.


Roll Call: Between the Lines: Map with minimal changes moves ahead
Only a few hundred residents need to shift between districts, but Rep. Charles Bass (R) has been lobbying for larger changes. Rep. Frank Guinta (R), on the other hand, has been pushing for minimal changes to the map.


Majority of Belknap County delegation backs informing women of health risks of abortion


Study: Vermont gets a D- in transparency of spending
Only nine other states, including Rhode Island and New Hampshire, got lower scores. Texas was ranked as the most progressive state when it came to making data about its expenditures easily available online.


NH state government among worst in the nation for spending transarency


OPINION
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FreeKeene: NH man goes limp, gets pepper sprayed in Hollis
A policewoman in Hollis, New Hampshire thought it was the right thing to do to take out her pepper spray and launch it unannounced into the eyes of peaceful 21-year-old Eric Geller, who was visiting his alma mater to have discussions with his former professors.


Gary Fitz: A tweak or two and state basketball tourneys could draw even more
If anyone is still doubting the relevance of high school sports in the age of video games, shopping malls and 300 cable channels, they simply haven't been to a gym in a few years.


SPORTS
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Lottery registration for Mount Washington Road Race is open through March 15


Speedway Motorsports brings Global Rallycross to NH speedway
"We're not trying to appeal to one particular segment, although the Global Rallycross definitely appeals to a younger demo," said SMI President Marcus Smith, whose company has seen admission revenues drop by 30 percent since 2008. "It's going to be really exciting to every race fan."


Farmington duo win top prize for sportsmanship video


2012 Last Call at Loon Mountain
After one of the worst winters to date, the Sun pulled out just in time for New Hampshire's version of homecoming, Eastern Boarders 12th annual LAST CALL. It's the event you don't bring your mother too (unless your Pat or Chas), as each year it lives up to its reputation of being a semi out of control free for all, where ams one up the pros.


WhoWon.com: ACT and Lee USA have long history


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