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March 19. 2012 2:02PM

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NEWS
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Thomas More College in Merrimack wins nod for conservative values
Parents who wonder whether there are any conservative campuses left on the planet, take note. The Young America’s Foundation has released its annual list of top campuses for students seeking a “conservative college experience.” They are:


Cosmic rays alter chemistry of lunar ice to help make building blocks of life say UNH scientists


Condo crackdown on NH woman over planting flowers


NH Episcopals poised to elect another gay bishop
On the short ballot of three nominees is the Rev. William Rich, Senior Associate Rector for Christian Formation at Trinity Church in Boston in the Diocese of Massachusetts. Massachusetts is one of the most revisionist dioceses in the Episcopal Church. If he wins, he will bring his "husband", Dr. Donald Schiermer, along to the party. Another candidate, Rev. A. Robert Hirschfeld, also from Mass. fo course, has declared a moratorium on presiding at heterosexual weddings maintaining that homosexuals are disqualified from such blessings. He described it as a "justice issue."


BUSINESS
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Imperial Holdings delays annual report, can’t value assets
The U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of New Hampshire is exploring whether the company made misrepresentations to life insurance carriers when it helped clients apply for policies.


RGGI auction manages to fetch $42M despite 38% of credits unsold


The Highlands Inn: A Lesbian Paradise - Q&A with owner Grace Newman
"In 1982, after much discussion, my then-partner and I decided to leave the corporate world and try innkeeping. As lesbians, we were acutely aware of how awkward it was back then to book a room with only one bed! "


President of NH's Keene State College to become president of University of the Sciences
Helen F. Giles-Gee, president of Keene State College in New Hampshire since 2005, will become the school's 22nd president on July 16, University of Sciences' officials announced Monday morning.


FEATURES / ENTERTAINMENT
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UNH researcher's new book sheds light on PTSD and its often devastating aftermath


Profile of yogurt tycoon/author Meg Cadoux Hirshberg, a 1978 graduate of Scarsdale High
In “For Better or For Work,” Cadoux examines the impact of entrepreneurship on families and relationships. The book is a guide to navigating the emotional and logistical terrain of business-building while simultaneously enjoying a fulfilling family life.


COURTS / PUBLIC OVERSIGHT
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Public hearing March 23 on improving the NHPUC
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.


1st District - Jabri v. Holder: Illegal seeking asylum wins battle in fight to avoid extridition to Jordan; Abdallah Jabri says Christianity makes him a target
Jabri's applications center around his claimed conversion from Islam to Christianity in late 2008. In an affidavit and at a hearing held before an IJ, Jabri explained that although he was born into a Muslim family, he grew up in a predominantly Christian community where he was routinely exposed to Christian teachings and customs.


POLITICS
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NHPR: NH scores a "D" for campaign finance laws


Building a Grad Nation - Progress and Challenge in Ending the High School Dropout Epidemic
Report notes New Hampshire increased the legal dropout age.


Greenland boy headed to Washington, D.C. to lobby against horse slaughter


NH native, former Gordon J. Humphrey press secretary first female nominated to U.S. Senate run as a Republican in N.Y.


Ethics of Hinsdale School Board members questioned
HASP received a $500,000 grant from 21st Century Community Learning Centers, established by Congress to award money to after-school programs, four years ago. Crisafulli suggested a subcommittee be formed to figure out as early as next fall how to fund HASP once the grant runs out.


PRIMARY
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GOP Race: Fred Karger Beats Ron Paul in Puerto Rico Primary


US evangelical Christians are motivated not by religion alone, as their increasingly diverse voting pattern shows


John McCain: Republican race is ‘nastiest I have ever seen'


OPINION
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Hyperlocals and Fair Use: When content aggregation becomes a liability


Rwanda: Extradite genocide suspects or drop investigations
Rwanda's Prosecutor General, Martin Ngoga, has told western countries, including the United States and France, to either extradite Genocide fugitives or stop creating an impression that they are investigating them and instead "keep them as their citizens". According to Ngoga, "some of these western jurisdictions can't just understand the gravity of cases before them. They handle these cases in a very simplistic way. We have, in the past, applauded trials abroad because we thought they would substitute extradition.


Keene Sentinel - Alan M. Perlman: End the willful blindness on marijuana
I'm still a 60s hippie at heart: I'm all for women's and minority rights and protecting the environment, against foreign wars and the excesses of capitalism … and I was sure that if we didn't have free love by now, at least we'd have legal weed. But no.


SPORTS
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N. Hampton's Lauren Green named to AHCA All-American team
Greer earned the honor after leading the Middlebury Panthers in scoring this past season.


Katrina Reid Art Trivia: Hitting The Southpaws
Katrina Reid is a New Hampshire artist who has been a New England sports fan since the day she was born. Her Andy Warhol-inspired artwork is pleasing to the eye and can be found in all types of her work including portraits, landscapes, florals, still-lifes and abstracts.


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