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April 05. 2012 12:39PM

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NEWS
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Schaffer formally rejects offer in Mallove murder case
Schaffer is accused of taking part in the beating death of New Hampshire physicist Eugene Mallove, who was cleaning out a family-owned home on Salem Turnpike in Norwich on May 14, 2004, when he was killed in the driveway.


New Rescue 21 system increases speed, accuracy of maritime search and rescue
With the command center located in South Portland, Maine, Sector Northern New England comprises more than 5,000 coastal miles from the New Hampshire/Massachusetts state line to the Canadian border, including Lake Champlain.


Concord Monitor: Drilling down into the past - 1940 census data release offers detailed snapshot
The National Archives and Records Administration this week released digitized records of the 1940 census, millions of pages containing detailed information about the 132 million people who lived in the United States at the time - including nearly 492,000 New Hampshire residents.


Milton, NH, students said to threaten may now face charges


BUSINESS
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NHPR: Will The $25 Billion Mortgage Settlement Help Stem The Wave Of Foreclosures?


Former NH official: A simple question to prevent theft - How would you steal from me?
Michael DeLucia, former director of charitable trusts in the New Hampshire Attorney General's office, said that direct approach was not his idea, but he learned it from an ex-FBI agent.


Volunteers of America receives $10,000 from People's United foundation to establish housing development fund to increase affordable housing in tri-state area


UNH professor joins IP Gurus as a partner


Mass. Regulators Give OK To $4.7B NU-NStar Utility Deal


NHBR: Future construction deals skyrocket in Feb.


NHBR: Firms bid on proposed NH 'hybrid' prison
The hybrid bid, which was due on April 2, is for a private prison with for men and women with a minimum capacity of about 1,700, enough to handle the state's shrinking prison population. Any excess capacity would most probably be filled by prisoners imported from other states.


NH should receive taste of settlement with insurance company
"This settlement will protect Maine investors from the dangers of unlicensed securities activity and increase confidence in the securities industry," Securities Administrator Judith Shaw said in a press release.


FEATURES / ENTERTAINMENT
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Fosters: Club caters to girls interested in science, math and tech


Jumper Classic equestrian show in Hampton Falls bumped up to Aug. 8-12


NHPR Audio: New England based conceptual artist Modzelewski works to establish museum of modern art in NH


COURTS / PUBLIC OVERSIGHT
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NH Supreme Court - Oral Arguments Calendar for May 3
> NH v. Josia L. Davies
> Kilnwood on Kanasatka Condominium Assoc. V. Perry Smith
> Karen Lawrence v. Philip Morris
> In the Matter of Matthew Bordalo and Meagan Carter
> In the Matter of Nancy E. Woolsey and Grant E. Woolsey
> David Michalski v. Center Habor


FREEDOM RING COMMUNICATIONS LLC BIB/A BAYRING COMMUNICATIONS - Complaint Against Verizon New Hampshire Regarding Access Charges -Order on Motion for Enforcement of Commission Order
As noted in Order No. 25,337, the information originally submitted by FairPoint was insufficient to allow the Commission to determine what amounts, if any, were owed by various competitive carriers. Therefore, the Commission requested that FairPoint verify the amounts it alleged it was owed. Even after FairPoint did so, it acknowledged that additional data would be needed to complete the necessary analysis. Given the need for more analysis and the fact that there was less than one day to obtain the relief it sought, FairPoint requested that its motion be withdrawn.


POLITICS
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Shaheen to host economic forum in northern NH


Minn. congressman's Windham home raises questions


Laconia Daily Sun: Belknap County towns consider joining big cities in challenging redistricting plan


Bloomberg: Map projects a dry New Hampshire
Abnormally dry conditions were also expanded in Maine, New Hampshire, northern Virginia, western Maryland and into the panhandle of West Virginia. Not only are the short-term drought indicators looking worse, the river and streamflows in the region are well below normal for this time of year.


PRIMARY
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Romney knows what women want: More Ann
His female surrogates on the campaign trail — including New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte and South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley — have taken the same tack. Rather than making assurances that Romney relates directly to women voters, they too admit that he uses Ann as a sort-of female translator, deciphering their concerns and relaying them to the candidate. Instead of supplementing his own pitch to women, Romney seems to use his female surrogates to remove himself from the equation entirely.


OPINION
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JudicialChildAbuse.com: N.H. Family Court & Guardian ad Litem System Abusing Children - How to 'Have a GAL for Lunch'
The underlying problem with the GAL system is that it is overly broad and not narrowly tailored to the "best interests of the child" and actually, it fundamentally competes with the liberty interests of fit parents who are presumed to act in the best interests of their children.


SPORTS
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NASCAR.com: Candia's Jake Stergios uses pit strategy, timely caution for improbable iRacing win at virtual Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Better known for his achievements in online road racing, Stergios stayed on the track when the race leaders pitted during a long green-flag run late in the race, then caught a break when the caution flew a few laps later. He pitted and retained the lead, then held off Michael J. Johnson (Garner, Ky.), Brandon Buchberger (Sugar Grove, Ill.), Charles Cosper (Belton, Texas) and Chad Coleman (Pendergrass, Ga.) on several late restarts during the final 20 laps.


NY.com: Trenton Thunder Opening Day: Left-hander Shaeffer Hall looking to buck the trend


Portsmouth Herald: New bat rules could dramatically change high school baseball
PORTSMOUTH — Not many players in New Hampshire last year hit the ball better than Connor McCauley, whose .449 average and 31 hits were tops on an undefeated, state champion Portsmouth High School baseball team. This year might be a little different.


Video: Cherington says the Red Sox feel good, but not perfect, entering Opening Day


Kentucky fan offers wife to Nerlens Noel during New Orleans visit


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