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April 14. 2012 12:49PM

Weekend headlines - NH news from around the web - Updated 4/15

UPDATED 4/15

NEWS
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New calls for gun control fosters unity at NRA convention


Murder trial for fake Rockefeller set for January 2013


Conway Police: 'Worst case of suspected child abuse' nurse has ever seen
Justin Roy, 33, of Albany, was arrested last week and charged with two counts of second-degree assault for allegedly beating the young boy so badly it caused "perforations to the intestines causing leakage of blood and fecal matter into the abdomen," according to documents filed at the Conway courthouse, "resulting in the need of surgery."


AllAfrica.com: Rwanda - Rage as U.S. court bails genocide suspect


NYT: Cop deaths in U.S. up 75% since 2008
According to the FBI, 72 officers were killed by suspects in 2011, a 25 percent increase from the previous year and a 75 percent increase from 2008.


Obama Secret Service agents leave Colombia over prostitution inquiry
Edwin Donovan, an agency spokesman, said that an unspecified number of agents have been recalled and replaced with others, stressing that Obama's security has not been compromised because of the change. Obama arrived in Cartagena on Friday afternoon for this weekend's Summit of the Americas, a gathering of 33 of the hemisphere's 35 leaders to discuss economic policy and trade.


Maine woman charged with fraud at NH bank


NHPR audio: Police Cadets Graduate With Heavy Hearts


Conway Daily Sun: Just days before fatal Greenland shooting, local police train to handle life-threatening situations


Exeter principal cancels school dances over drug and alcohol incidents


BUSINESS
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Hundreds gather to protest Vermont Yankee


926-950 S Willow St in Manchester trades for $4.38M


More cyberthreat info-sharing networks pop up after BAE breach
Industrial espionage, particularly on military projects, is a hallmark of the Advanced Persistent Threat (APT)—the epidemic of intrusions first detected in the mid-2000s and widely attributed to China.


Congressmen ask NRC to hold local meetings on concrete issues
SEABROOK — The Nuclear Regulatory Commission plans to hold a meeting in Maryland next week to discuss concrete deterioration problems at Seabrook nuclear plant, but two local congressmen say they want a meeting to be held much closer to the plant.


FEATURES / ENTERTAINMENT
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'Got a quickie aborsh': Comedienne Sarah Silverman supports pro-choice debate, tweeting 'before-and-after abortion' photos


Letterheads reveal amazing hand-crafted artistry from 1900s businesses
Letterheads giving an insight into American firms at the turn of the last century have become an unlikely online hit. The Manchester Beef Company used its receipts to advertise its products with detailed drawings of its building and a bull.


The New Hampshire: UNH equine program faces relocation in master plan


Littleton Courier: A new life for an old ski sled


Bag Balm: A Love Story
Bag Balm originated in my beloved New Hampshire's neighboring state of Vermont. Created in 1899, the salve was initially used to soften the udders of cows.


Visa survey finds average cost to attend a prom now tops $1,000


NH town unveils mystery of old safe's contents


10 New Hampshire trails for spring hiking


WSJ - PJ O'Rourke: My Life as a Failed Country Gentleman
I decided to become a rustic squire when I was 32 and stupid as only 32 can be. Youth's frantic idiocy doesn't have the means. Simple-minded old age lacks the energy. In midlife, we're as dumb as we get. So I bought land in New Hampshire—first a little, then more and finally too much.


The Other Boston Marathon: Museum of Science Marries 24 People in a Day [Images]
Today is an epic day for multiple reasons. It's Friday the 13th, it's the Red Sox home opener and it's the start of Marathon Weekend. So how does the Museum of Science commemorate? By marrying 24 couples. A Segway ride was also included.


Shaquille O'Neal to co-star with Sandler in "Grown Ups" sequel to be shot this summer in Peabody, Mass.


Japanese give Portsmouth 20 more cherry trees to thank them for Portsmouth Peace Treaty


NYT: Truly Food for Thought
For Sarah Jacobson, the food studies program at the University of New Hampshire, called EcoGastronomy, was a way to bring more relevance to her interests in nutrition and sustainable food systems.


NH-native Carisa Flood of Bartlett highlighted in Parade Magazines "What People Earn" feature


COURTS / PUBLIC OVERSIGHT
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NHSUPCO 3XJ: Anthony Hartford v. The Carlson Company, LLC & a. <<< Reversed and Remanded
Respondent Joseph Crowley appeals the trial court's denial of his motion for relief from the court's entry of a judgment pro confesso. We reverse and remand.


State of New Hampshire v. Macario Sanchez <<< Sex assault conviction affirmed.


NHSUPCO: March case acceptance list


POLITICS
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Carroll County commissioners joust over IT, landscaping contracts
OSSIPEE — Carroll County Government finally has a new IT (Information Technology) contract approved by county commissioners April 4. That approval wasn't easy to come by though, as accusations about the bidding process being slanted towards one vendor, name calling, sarcasm towards employees, and yelling were once again the norm at the commissioner's meeting.


Coos County looks to replace retiring county administrator, the catch is you've got to live on West Stewartstown county complex
The ad will also state the person hired as administrator will be required to live in the county-owned administrator's house located on the grounds of the county complex in West Stewartstown. That requirement puts the commission at odds with the county delegation, which voted last month to put the house up for sale once Collins moves out this summer.


Daily Beast: Do Hometowns Matter? Why Politicians' Geography Is Becoming Irrelevant


Law gives Zimmerman extra chances in legal fight
While the states that have passed "stand your ground" laws continue to model them loosely after Florida's - Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and New Hampshire put expanded laws on the books last year - Florida is unique. One area that sets Florida apart is the next step Zimmerman faces: With the police and prosecutor having weighed in, a judge will decide whether to dismiss the second-degree murder charge based on "stand your ground." If Zimmerman wins that stage, prosecutors can appeal.


PRIMARY
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The Dartmouth: Sen. Rob Portman '78 could receive VP nod from Romney
As the race for the Republican presidential nomination continues to narrow, Sen. Rob Portman '78, R-Ohio, has emerged as one of the top contenders for the Republican vice presidential nomination on the ticket with former Gov. Mitt Romney, R-Mass., according to both the national media and Dartmouth professors.


Romney takes aim at NRA support


Politico: Obama leads in projected electoral vote totals


SPORTS
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NH youth moves to Texas, leads hocky team to national title
CROSS ROADS — When Jon Baker moved from New Hampshire to Texas, he wondered if the Lone Star State — hotter than a two-dollar pistol and known for its three favorite sports (football, football and football) — would have anywhere he could play his beloved hockey.


Santos baby opens door for Crawford
Nobody in the Blue Jays clubhouse was more thrilled about the birth in California of Troy, a son to Sergio and Kristen Santos, than former Fisher Cat Evan Crawford.


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