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April 17. 2012 12:44PM

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Updated 4/17

NEWS
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BAE-Nashua APKWS smart missiles deployed to Afghanistan
“One of the comments we get from the shooters is that they have a high level of confidence in the weapon,” said John Watkins, director of Precision Guidance Solutions for BAE Systems in Nashua, N.H., where the guidance section is built. “The APKWS has proven its maturity, and soon it will be available to all U.S. military forces and select countries. It is reliable and does the job.”


The Day: State reviews how events in Mallove homicide case finally pointed to Schaffer
Chad Schaffer, a 34-year-old restaurant worker and father of two from Norwich, is on trial in Superior Court in Norwich for the fatal beating of Mallove, a prominent physicist from New Hampshire, on May 14, 2004. Mallove was killed at his childhood home at 119 Salem Turnpike as he cleaned out the property following the eviction of its previous tenants.



No refunds to students on uneaten meals at UNH
If students find themselves going to the dining hall more often than they expected, they have the option to buy more swipes. But if students don't use all of their swipes by the end of the semester, the swipes do not transfer over and instead “disappear.”


Following scare, vet lab shakes up its staff, model


NH parole Jose Falu-Ortiz arrested sleeping on sidewalk in Pa.


BUSINESS
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NH author explores vast disparity between pay of media executives vs. rank and file


New east-west highway proposal renews an old debate with refocused financing


The Beer Nut: Donate and help a brewery out
The Prodigal Brewery at Misty Mountain Farm in New Hampshire has come up with a unique idea to raise money toward a new brewhouse – they are asking for donations.


A Titanic controversy over claims about silk robe
Family members of Titanic survivor Lady Duff Gordon are disputing a New Hampshire auction house's claim that a silk kimono it will soon auction was worn by Duff Gordon on the night the ship sank.


Dive in natural gas price will find its way to bottom line of NHEC bills


R.J. Finlay & Co. buys landmark Guernsey Building in Peterborough


FEATURES / ENTERTAINMENT
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Scouting Magazine: Ideas for teaching STEM-subject merit badges
Dan Bush, Frank eitkamp, Whitney Newey, and others formed the Math Science Technology Merit Badge and Career Expo in 2007 at the Nashua Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.


Plans under way to relocate osprey from high-voltage nesting site in Laconia


Free Lyme disease conference open to all in Mexico, Maine


San Fran Chronicle: Profile of NH native and self-defined sex geek Reid Mihalko


COURTS / PUBLIC OVERSIGHT
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Court dismisses whistleblower's claim, defamation
Leslie Ludtke, a former Insurance Department health policy analyst, cannot bring a whistleblower's claim against the state or sue it for defaming her reputation or firing her without a hearing, Merrimack County Superior Court Judge Larry Smukler ruled. Ludtke can proceed with her wrongful termination claim, which would allow her to collect up to $475,000 in damages if she won. And her attorney, Chuck Douglas, said yesterday he will ask the court to reconsider the whistleblower decision.


Analysis: Suit over ill man's missing car can continue


POLITICS
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Shaheen: We must reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act


Public Radio International - Audio: Everyday life is becoming politicized


PRIMARY
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Gingrich assaulted by penguin at St. Louis Zoo


Veepstakes: The lessons of Palin


OPINION
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Gloucester Times: Region deserves nuke safety hearing


SPORTS
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The New Hampshire: A mind-joggling performance
The 2012 Boston Marathon was one of the hottest in recent marathon history, with temperatures approaching 90 degrees over the course of the event. Even with these scorching temperatures, UNH senior Thomas Gounley chugged along and finished with an official time of 3 hours, 52 minutes, 33 seconds.


Jays Watch: Looking for fifth starter


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