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April 16. 2012 12:56PM

NH news from around the web - Updated 4/16

Updated 4/16

NEWS
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8 arrests in international online narcotics market
In addition, seven other people were arrested on suspicion of drug crimes Monday in the Netherlands, Georgia, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey, and authorities seized hallucinogenic mushrooms, hashish, LSD, marijuana and Ecstasy, the U.S. attorney's office said.


Piermont man gobbles pot before traffic stop, search nets 900 plants and 14 firearms


Judge who heard Michael Jackson's doctor's trial will preside at Clark Rockefeller murder trial


Reuters: One in 16 youth play the 'choking game' says study
The one-in-16 figure is in line with research from elsewhere in the United States and in other countries where youth are known to play the choking game, according to Dr. Thomas Andrew, New Hampshire's chief medical examiner.


NHPR - Audio: Deadly 'Choking Game' Comes With Big Risks


Fed regs have school lunch prices rising 10 cents
Tom OConnor, business administrator for the Hinsdale School District, told the local school board on Wednesday that paid meal costs will increase to $1.90 at the elementary school and $2.10 at the high school and middle school.


FEATURES
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Earth's deepest spot revealed in unprecedented detail by UNH researchers


‘Make whoopie, not war' pumpkin whoopie pie recipe


Seacoastonline: Tour of the USS New Hampshire



Stencils from Holden homestead to be displayed in Otisfield
“This well-preserved farmstead (Holden's) is particularly notable for its authentic early nineteenth century exterior qualities and for its interior wall stenciling attributed to Moses Eaton, an itinerant New Hampshire stenciler who probably executed them in the late 1820s or early 1830s.”


BUSINESS
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Massachusetts residents spend $909 million on gambling


Environmental group solicits public to help buy RGGI carbon credits to deny them to industry
To celebrate Earth Day, you can pay $19.70 to prevent prevent power producers from buying the right to emmit three tons of carbon.


State regulators expand mortgage licensing system to non-banks
Six other states plan to expand the system to include non-banks this year — Louisiana, Maryland, New Hampshire, Tennessee, Idaho and the District of Columbia — and nine others are expected to do so in 2013, CSBS said.


NPR: New FDA approved device kills head lice with hot air


NHPR: Why Urban States Are More Productive Than Rural Ones (And New England's A Case In Point)


NH advertising agency hits a home run with dog collar to be featured on Sports Emmys
The Sports Emmy break, Downing said, resulted from a satisfied customer who contacted Off The Wall Gifts, a New Hampshire-based, husband-and-wife advertising business that specializes in “decorating” television audiences and celebrities with products and sponsor logos.


Dutch to buy fewer F-35 jets than planned says minister


Lockheed wins $259 million deal for 2 more U.S. F-35s
The Pentagon told Congress last month that the projected cost to develop, build and operate and maintain 2,447 jets for 55 years would be $1.51 trillion, up 8.6 percent from the previous estimate.


Fairpoint looks to wholesale market for growth
One of the key initiatives in the telco's wholesale division is, not surprisingly, wireless backhaul, particularly Ethernet-based Fiber to the Tower (FTTT) services.


Tech Tips: Next-generation gene sequencing
Q&A with W. Kelley Thomas, Ph.D., director, Hubbard Center for Genome Studies, and professor, department of Molecular, Cellular and Biomedical Science, University of New Hampshire, among others.


COURTS
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Wilcox Industries vs. Advanced Life Support Technologies <<< Motion to dismiss denied.
Wilcox claims that ALST is liable for misappropriation of trade secrets, common-law unfair competition, violation of the New Hampshire Consumer Protection Act, and intentional interference with contractual relations.


POLITICS
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France's Dixville Notch


FT: US nominee Kim to lead World Bank


Cheers! Photos Show Embattled GSA Official Enjoying Wine and Soak in Spa Tub at M Hotel During “Pre-Conference” Meeting
GSA spent $180,000 living large in Vegas planning controversial $822,751 Vegas conference.


World's armies circle as Arctic warms to reveal untapped supplies of oil and gas


OPINION
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The Atlantic: Taking After Cheney: Obama and Romney on Executive Power
Both men have embraced the post-9/11 paradigm -- which makes pointed questions on the subject more vital than ever.


WaPo - Jennifer Rubin: Romney's bright electoral landscape
Republicans should be relieved, but not cocky, about the electoral landscape. The states most at risk will very likely be close. But Democrats' confidence at this point seems unwarranted. It is very easy to spot Romney's path to 270 electoral votes.


SPORTS
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Eagle-Tribune: UNH archer now a national champion
As a freshman, Wilkin started practicing with the UNH club team, he began competing as a sophomore and, after two years of steady improvement, he tied for first overall with teammate and good friend Seth Tremblay at last month's U.S. Collegiate Archery National Indoor Championships.


Cecil off to a bumpy start in the Minors


Hat trick and four assists for Manchester's Tom Houle in Maine Maritime 23-3 lacrosse blowout of Eagles


Men's Tennis Knocks Off Second Ranked Ivy Opponent


Las Vegas Review-Journal: Guys just can't resist lying about old scores
It was Otto von Bismarck, the "Iron Chancellor" of Germany during the late 1800s, who said, "People never lie so much as after a hunt, during a war or before an election."


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