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April 09. 2012 3:09PM

Monday headlines - NH news from online

NEWS
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Time: Why human activity such as logging can make discerning the impacts of climate change difficult
When the group first set their hiking boots in New Hampshire's Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest (HBEF), they thought they would find a clear effect of climate change on the dramatic 90% nitrogen level drop in temperate forest watersheds over the last 46 years. As a powerful driver of ecological processes, warming was a prime suspect, particularly given the higher soil temperatures and longer growing seasons of recent years. Instead, they found that the fall in nitrogen levels stems from a cocktail of human influences, including heavy logging, air pollution, and agricultural fertilizer as well as climate change—and that these inputs are obscuring the true baselines against which we can meaningfully judge any “change.”


UNH contributes design to N.H. storm basin reconstruction


Former tenant of NH scientist Dr. Eugene Mallove goes on trial for his murder
Mallove, a cold fusion expert and Pulitzer Prize finalist from New Hampshire, was killed while cleaning out his Norwich childhood home, turned rental property in May 2004 and police found his car abandoned at a Foxwoods Casino employee parking lot.


NH filmmaker's “Who Cares About Kelsey?” focuses on teen's struggles
Watching the documentary “Who Cares About Kelsey?” it's clear that a group of teachers, counselors and administrators at Kelsey Carroll's New Hampshire public high school are dedicated to the teenager and play a key role in helping her reach a critical goal: Earning a high school diploma. The film celebrates Carroll's determination, evolving maturity and the school's commitment to help a student reach the finish line despite tough odds.


New DHHS website provides new database on restaurant inspection results


Hudson, N.H. Schools To Donate “Pink Slime” Beef To Charity
While there has not been any documented evidence that ground beef containing LBT is a health risk, we are not willing to serve such ground beef to our students,” the school district said in a statement Monday.


BUSINESS
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Caledonian Record: Owner: Balsams To Reopen By July 2013


LGC sues insurers for million-dollar legal defense
CONCORD — The Local Government Center, which provides municipal health and liability insurance, is suing its own insurance providers for refusing to pay an estimated $1 million in LGC's legal defense bills related to it's scheme to misappropriate $100M.


Economy Suggest It's Time to Issue Credit Cards
Tim Kolk, the owner of TRK Advisors, a New Hampshire-based consultancy, estimates that about 40 of the credit unions that sold their card portfolios and started issuing with someone else either bought their card portfolios back or started completely new card programs.


Analysis of UNH Center for Venture Research report shows collapse of job creation sparked by Angel investors
The CVR tells us that angel investments created 165,600 new jobs in 2011; but last year it said that angel investments produced 370,000 new jobs in 2010. Taken together, the CVR's figures show that job creation by angel-backed companies dropped a whopping 55 percent between 2010 and 2011.


Fitch withdraws Manchester Water Works (NH) General Water Revenue Series 2003 Bond ratings due to 'prefunding activity'


FEATURES / ENTERTAINMENT
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Purdue team's world record Rube Goldberg machine



Dover resident featured in Vanity Fair article on World War 3.0
He sat at a table onstage with Joshua Corman, whose day job is as director of security for a firm called Akamai. Corman, a compact, bearded man, tapped his fingers on the table, fiddling with his Starbucks coffee cup. A few months later, in Corman's dining room in the small New Hampshire town where he lives, we watched a video of the discussion. He recalled being almost paralyzed with nerves.


NHPR Audio: If I were President, I would...


FESTEVOL: Far out!
The headline acts at this year's FestEVOL welcomed thousands to Mount Sunapee over the weekend for a celebration of great music, great food and some interesting skiing.


COURTS / PUBLIC OVERSIGHT
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Pentagon produces satellite photos of 1994 Rwanda genocide
Eighteen years after the historic '100 days of genocide' in Rwanda the United States Government has suddenly produced never-before-seen satellite images to support the genocide extradition trial of a former Rwandan now U.S. citizen in New Hampshire (USA). . .This is the first time in the history of the ‘Rwanda genocide' trials or related Rwanda asylum hearings where Pentagon satellite photographs have been produced as evidence, and the first time that the existence of satellite photographs taken over Rwanda during the so-called '100 days of genocide' has ever been revealed.


COFFEY v. COFFEY - Affirmed
On appeal, Rebecca contends that the trial court erred by awarding her maintenance in the amount of $400.00 per month for three years. She argues that the trial court abused its discretion by ordering her former husband, Gary, to pay maintenance in such a paltry sum and for such a short duration. We disagree.


Forrester v. Wheelabrator - Wheelabrator motion to suppress video deposition denied. Case continues.
In this hotly-litigated commercial dispute, Keith Forrester and his company, Forrester Environmental Services, Inc. ("FESI"), have sued his former employer, Wheelabrator Technologies, Inc. They allege that Wheelabrator falsely told a mutual customer, Taiwanese waste treatment company Kobin Environmental Enterprise Co., Ltd., that Wheelabrator owned the U.S. patent rights to FESI's intellectual property, among other things, and that this caused Kobin to stop doing business with FESI.


Leif Anderson v United States <<< Rare appointment of legal council in a Habeus Corpus proceeding for convicted sex offender who failed to register.
In this case, petitioner claims, essentially, that he pled guilty to an offense (failure to register as a sex offender) that he did not commit, because, as a matter of law, he was not required to register, given the nature of his predicate sex offense.


POLITICS
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$2M in unpaid taxes contribute to Town of Exeter bond rating downgrade
Dean said the “perceived negative fund balance” is because the town's balance sheet shows more than $2 million from outstanding property taxes as of Dec. 31 and it gets reported as deferred revenue.


James O'Keefe's Latest Target: Eric Holder's Ballot
Apparently unsatisfied with just the attention of New Hampshire's attorney general for his January voter-fraud stunt, James O'Keefe and Project Veritas are now taunting the feds, releasing a video Monday of an operative asking for, and getting offered, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder's ballot. The video, taken from what looks like a hidden camera, appears to show a Washington, D.C. poll worker handing over Eric Holder's ballot to a young man who we later see looks nothing like him.



Minnesota congressman's move raises re-election questions


PRIMARY
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Mitt Romney: Easter Vacation of Boogie Boarding, Egg Painting at California Beach Home


SPORTS
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Concord Country Club building addition to satisfy ADA mandates
The club's 6,400-square-foot main building on Country Club Lane, off Mountain Road in East Concord, will get a nearly 3,000 square foot, two-story addition that will include office space, accessible bathrooms, a lift and a handicapped-accessible entrance. The club also plans to repaint its parking lot to include six handicapped spaces, compared with the current two.


New Hampshire erases early deficit to drop Trenton Thunder in 2012 season-opener


Nerlens Noel: What Would It Mean for Syracuse If He Were to Pick the Orange?


Gacek making his mark with USHL's Youngstown Phantoms
The Jr. Monarchs would win the league championship with Gacek leading the way as the club's leading scorer with 65 points in 44 games.


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