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April 17. 2012 11:24PM

NH news from around the web - Updated 4/18

Updated 4/18

NEWS
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The late Dick Clark taped this special message for Salem High School in 1995.



NH offender arrested again in Indiana using Facebook
Justus, who was convicted in New Hampshire on three felony counts of sexual assault in 1993, completed an Indiana sex-offender registration form in April 2011 and was told he needed to delete any existing accounts with social networking sites that allow children.


Witness knew of housemates' involvement in Mallove attack


Harvard researcher Madras presents national youth drug use trends at Dartmouth
Although 50 percent of Americans are currently in favor of the legalization of marijuana, Madras views this stance as part of a continuing cycle in how drugs are viewed in the United States, she said. Drug use is first met with “social tolerance” but eventually leads to resistance when “the cost and consequence rise to a point where there is a vast movement to try to restrain unfettered access and use,” she said.


FEATURES
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Big top circus return proposed for Laconia this summer


In Noisy Digital Era, 'Elegant' Internet Still Thrives
Before Facebook and MySpace transformed how we interact virtually, there was another kind of Internet - a 1980s network, where users connected via phone lines and communicated through simple lines of text.


Prolific inventor Dean Kamen unafraid to fail or be challenged
What Kamen has accomplished is unbelievable. He holds more than 440 U.S. and foreign patents. While still in college, he invented the first wearable drug infusion pump. But the accomplishment for which he is most proud is starting FIRST — For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology— which is best known for running an annual robotics competition that has involved more than 1 million students from more than 50 countries.


BUSINESS
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Organic Egg Farm Establishes New Pecking Order

The move to developing a socially and environmentally responsible egg farm wasn't easy for Pete & Gerry's, which has been in the egg game since the late1800s. It was, however, their only hope for survival. When, in the 1990s, new technology allowed larger farms to ramp up production on regular farm-fresh eggs at a rapid pace, Pete & Gerry's was almost left behind. Instead, the company decided to evolve into an organic and natural company. Two decades later, the company sells more than 180 million organic eggs a year.


Wheelabrator in venture to build $479M multi-fuel plant in U.K



NH surgeons draw second highest pay in the nation
The annual average pay for Michigan surgeons is $251,060, according to newly released figures from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. New Hampshire is a close second, with its surgeons earning an average of $250,320 per year.


NH firm gets a taste of U.S. Air Force $6.9B contract
Ace Technology Partners LLC, Arlington Heights, Illinois; Blue Tech Incorporated, San Diego, California; FedStore Corporation, Rockville, Maryland; General Dynamics IT, Needham, Massachusetts; Global Technology Resources, Incorporated, Denver, Colorado; GTSI Corporation, Herndon, Virginia; Iron Bow Technologies LLC, Chantilly, Virginia; M2 Technology Incorporated, San Antonio, Texas; and Red River Computer Company, Claremont, New Hampshire, are being awarded a $6.9 billion firm fixed price, multiple award, indefinite delivery, and indefinite quantity contract for the purchase of netcentric products for Air Force customers.

GT Advanced Technologies poised to challenge Applied Materials as world's top PV equipment supplier
The real challenge comes from NH-based GT Advanced Technologies (GTAT), according to NDP Solarbuzz, which also has the largest order backlog within the sector. GTAT said in February 2012 that its recent new orders had pushed its order backlog to US$2.2 billion.


Sold for $2.2M four years ago, former owners buy back Bartlett inn for $640K at auction


NHBR: Sturm Ruger shatters gun sale target


NHPR: WiValley battles topography and budgets to connect Monadnocks


Is Dr. Kim just what the doctor ordered?


POLITICS
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NH Watchdog: NH Stimulus- $985 million for 845 jobs


$1B in back taxes owed by federal employees
Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., said members and employees of the U.S. Senate alone owed over $2 million.


2nd panel blasts GSA for parties, trips, bonuses


New England Regional Tech Collaboration Under Way
Tech czars from all six New England states have joined forces to address mutual technology challenges and ways to cut computing expenses.


PRIMARY
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Gingrich insists Republican primary isn't over


Gallup: Obama trailing Romney by 5%


OPINION
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Keene Sentinel: In the wake of shooting deaths, the NRA stays on offense


The Hill - Judd Gregg: Let Bowles, Simpson finish their job


PJ O'Rourke: Candidates in Orbit - The late, great U.S. space program


Chicago Sun Times - Richard Roeper: Silverman joke neither funny nor noteworthy


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