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April 28. 2012 1:07PM

NH news from around the web - Updated 4/29


Colleges seek outside help as state support lags

NY trooper who caught NH killer suspended for running prostitution ring

Bracing for the arrival of the emerald ash borer -- the 'grim, green reaper'
Last Thursday, the Vermont team (accompanied by some New Hampshire observers) embarked upon the next best thing: a four-hour exercise that assumed the nearby discovery of the beetle they more commonly called the “EAB.”

Portsmouth Press Herald: NH Drug Task Force in 'trenches every day'

Pentagon Prepares to Close ‘Excess' Military Bases in US

Video: Conn. father says son's fatal hunting accident in NH was "murder"

Concord Monitor: Former Milford woman sentenced in mortgage scheme

Keene Sentinel: Pellet plant facing OSHA fine on fire

NH man, 81, seeks to have sex assault charges dismissed


Casting call for Sandler film "Grown Ups 2" on May 12 and 13th

Dartmouth research finds TV ad recognition 'obesity factor'
Lead researcher Dr Auden McClure, from Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in New Hampshire, US, said: "We know that children and adolescents are highly exposed to fast-food restaurant advertising, particularly on television. This study links obesity in young people to familiarity with this advertising, suggesting that youth who are aware of and receptive to televised fast-food marketing may be at risk for health consequences."

LAW 'N HISTORY: Dr. Slice, Dice and Saute
Herman Mudgett was a catch. Handsome, of medium height and build, dapper in appearance and dress, exuding wealth. A doctor no less and young, in his later 20s. And with an affable manner that no one, neither man nor woman, could resist. When he focused his attention upon you it was as if you were the only person in the room. At least that's what his innumerable murder victims thought.

Lost diary key to unlocking an Idaho family's history
The pocket-sized book gave few clues about its owner — a man named Alvah Taylor Lougee, born in New Hampshire on March 9, 1823 — or its authenticity when Moyer first found it.

Elaborate prom invites get new name: Prom-posals

High school teacher from Newmarket training for shot to go into space

Tribeca Film Fest 2012: 'Take This Waltz' – Movie Review

Jimmy Fallon's SNL Audition Video Makes Its Way Online, Includes Adam Sandler ...
Among the best of them, John Travolta, Jerry Seinfeld, and Adam Sandler… The Adam Sandler one is great, and sort of fitting, considering the parallels we could draw between Fallon's role on SNL and Sandler's. Both incorporated music into some of their ...

Slightly-overactive thyroid tied to heart problems
Dr. H. Gilbert Welch, who studies disease detection and overdiagnosis at the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice in Lebanon, New Hampshire, said he thinks it's time for that type of trial. But he called for a study that starts even earlier, when symptom-free people are split into groups of those who do or don't undergo screening for thyroid problems.

Tad Lacey: Look to where our wood comes from
Economically, logging and forest management infuse cash into the local economy. Much of the revenue this timber sale will generate will stay in our community. According to the North East State Foresters Association 2011 study "The Economic Importance of New Hampshire's Forest-Based Economy," each acre of New Hampshire timberland annually generates $471.50 in revenue for our local economy.

Convention to consider position on proposed Anglican Covenant
The Anglican Covenant first was proposed in the 2004 Windsor Report as a way that the communion and its 38 autonomous provinces might maintain unity despite differences, especially relating to biblical interpretation and human sexuality issues. The report came in the wake of the 2003 election of Gene Robinson, an openly gay priest, as bishop of New Hampshire, a development that caused some provinces to declare broken or impaired communion with the Episcopal Church.


Fosters: Fighting Anonymous: Dover cybersecurity specialist studying hacker group
"I knew early, I felt in my bones, that Anonymous is our Black Hand," he said, comparing Anonymous to the group responsible for the assassination that sparked World War I.

Portland Daily Sun: Reform bills target Postal Service administration
Postal workers would need to sell more than 5 million 45-cent stamps to cover the cost of the 30 or so top office and administrative staff in the Northern New England District for the U.S. Postal Service.

Becker Hospital Review: 14 Recent Medicare, Medicaid Issues

Keene Sentinel: Market changes could mean big-box spaces will remain vacant in Keene

Northway Financial, Inc. Announces First Quarter Results
NORTH CONWAY, NH--(Marketwire - Apr 27, 2012) - Northway Financial, Inc. (the "Company") (OTCBB: NWYF) reported net income for the quarter ended March 31, 2012 of $1,483,000 compared to net income of $1,005,000 for the quarter ended March 31, 2011, an increase of $478,000. For the quarter ended March 31, 2012, net income available to common stockholders was $1,340,000, or $0.51 per common share, and was 59% more than the same period last year.

BAE Challenges Lockheed Martin for F-16 Upgrade Work
BAE Systems is competing against Lockheed Martin to be the prime contractor for Korea's forthcoming upgrade of some 130 F-16s. Attention has focused largely on the competition between Northrop Grumman and Raytheon to supply the AESA radar. But the Korean request for proposals also invited non-OEMs to bid as system integrator. Taiwan and the U.S. are also planning a similar upgrade to some 140 and 300 aircraft, respectively. Other F-16 operators may follow, making this a multibillion-dollar market.

U.S. Marines report APKWS Guided Rocket doing well in Afghanistan Stonyfield Co-Founder Gary Hirshberg Brings Healthy Dining to Chelsea Piers

Patriarch Partners subsidiary licenses revolutionary flame retardant nylon


Eagle-Tribune: NH AG prosecutes most crimes by public servants
When a public official in New Hampshire commits a crime, the investigation and prosecution falls to the Public Integrity and Economic Crime Unit of the Criminal Justice Bureau, part of the Department of Justice under Attorney General Michael Delaney.

Filmmakers want White House contest vote count made public
"My Asian Americana" features young men and women wrapped in or flanked by the American flag, recounting memories about home, such as leaves changing color in New Hampshire, baseball games at Fenway Park and fireworks on the Fourth of July. Some were born in refugee camps and had never been to Cambodia before.

$100 million taxpayer dollars at stake, LGC hearings start Monday

Duluth News Tribune: Numbers fail to support claims of Cravaack's Democratic critics
No matter what anyone may have predicted, Cravaack has been spending far more than a day a week back home in Minnesota, working with constituents and staying in touch with their needs and challenges. In 2011, he spent 164 days in Minnesota's 8th District, or more than three days a week, according to the pages of the congressman's official calendar and schedule, access to which was granted exclusively to the News Tribune Opinion page. Cravaack spent another 139 “voting days” in Washington, D.C., and 19 other days working at various spots around the world.


WSJ: Purple State Math
Nevada, New Hampshire and Iowa offer scant return on political investment since they only have 16 electoral votes up for grabs. Florida alone has 29 delegates, but it also has one of the most expensive media markets

Texans don't want Perry as governor again

The New Yorker: The Political Scene - Obama, Romney, and Campaign Messaging
After winning primaries in five states on Tuesday, Mitt Romney appeared to be feeling more comfortable in his position as the Republican nominee-to-be against Obama. “It's still about the economy and we're not stupid,” he told a crowd in New Hampshire.

Politico: Rick ok with new Romney hire
In a sign of the residual awkwardness between the GOP rivals, Biundo explained that before signing on with Romney, he "made sure it was OK" with his former boss.


KC Hydro - Notice of Preliminary Application for Milton hydro project
On February 8, 2012, KC Hydro LLC of New Hampshire, filed an application for a preliminary permit, pursuant to section 4(f) of the Federal Power Act (FPA), proposing to study the feasibility of the Milton Mills Hydropower Project (project) to be located on the Salmon Falls River, near the Town of Milton, Strafford County, New Hampshire. The proposed project would consist of: (1) The existing 120-foot-long, 17-foot-high, concrete gravity Waumbek Dam; (2) an existing 6-acre impoundment with a normal maximum water surface elevation of 455 feet above mean sea level; (3) an existing 6-foot-diameter discharge conduit that would be modified to include a liner and extended downstream by 1,000 feet; (4) a new powerhouse containing a single turbine generator unit with an installed capacity of 100 kilowatts; (5) a new tailrace; (6) a new 400-foot-long, 34.5-kilovolt transmission line; and (7) appurtenant facilities. The project would have an estimated average annual energy generation of 500 megawatt-hours, which would be sold to Public Service of New Hampshire. The dam and impoundment are owned and operated by the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services. There are no federal lands associated with the project.Show citation box

Notice on Reallotment of Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Title I Formula Allotted Funds for Dislocated Worker Activities for Program Year (PY) 2011
New Hampshire's taste revised down from $3.178,188 to $2,760,460

Florida Bar Association v. Brian Gerard Doherty <<< Disbarment affirmed
Here, we have concluded that Doherty engaged in egregious misconduct in that he advised his client to take specific actions that would earn him a financial benefit and failed to disclose this personal interest to the client. Moreover, in contrast to the facts of Rodriguez, the referee in this case also found four aggravating factors. Most significantly, Doherty has a prior disciplinary history. In 1997, he was suspended from the Bar in New Hampshire for a period of two years. See In re Doherty's Case, 703 A.2d 261 (N.H. 1997).2 In the New Hampshire case, Doherty had agreed to represent two clients in a personal bankruptcy action. He accepted a $10,000 retainer for the representation. Despite the specific rules which required Doherty to disclose his acceptance of the funds and file a motion for court approval, Doherty deposited the money into his general office account without notifying the bankruptcy court and began using the funds for his own purposes. Later, the bankruptcy court ordered Doherty to disgorge the funds. He refused to do so for more than four years after the court's order. The referee in this case found that Doherty's conduct displayed a "disregard for the judicial process."


Redskins add 12 undrafted rookies, including UNH's McNalley
Brian McNalley, defensive end, New Hampshire: A Division I-AA standout, the 6-3, 265-pounder finished his career as his school's all-time sacks leader with 28.5.

Annika Sorenstam would welcome membership at Augusta National
“First [woman member] or last,” she added with a laugh as she prepared for a ball-striking exhibition on the outdoor practice range at Golf & Ski Warehouse in Hudson, N.H. “Either.”

Pettitte to toss 90-95 pitches against New Hampshire for Class AA Trenton in Portland, Maine on Monday

ESPN TheTeam 100.3 interviews Nerlens Noel, #1 Basketball recruit in the country

4 fighters from area on undercard
Martin Tucker likes the idea of fighting on his home turf in front of his family and friends. The 32-year-old Toledo native can't wait to step in the ring at the Huntington Center today in one of the undercard bouts scheduled to take place before Monroe native and Universal Boxing Organization middleweight world champion Bronco "Superman" McKart (53-9-1, 32 knockouts) faces New Hampshire's Jose Medina (17-9, 7 KOs) in a 12-round title defense in the main event.

Tilton's Jose Medina fights for Universal Boxing Organization world title Saturday
Jose Medina is a nativeof Guadalajara, Mexico, who now lives in Tilton, New Hampshire. He has a professional record of 17-9-1. McKart is 53-9-1 with 32 knockouts since turning pro 20 years ago. He has won world titles as a middleweight and junior middleweight. The biggest was the World Boxing Organization junior-middleweight belt he won in 1996.

'Dash 4 Cash' Bonus Program Returns To NASCAR Nationwide Series In 2012

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