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May 02. 2012 12:30PM

NH news from around the web - Updated 5/2

NEWS
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Eagle-Tribune: Pelham, NH woman critical after crash in Methuen


Five Medals awarded to NH Department of Corrections staff at New Hampshire State Prison for Women in Goffstown on June 28, 2011


NH man's bid for a new trial in Maine delayed, witness arrested in Nashua for failing to appear at trial


Jeffery Trainor of Springfield arrested by U.S. Marshals, charged with New Hampshire knife assault


Man accused of Newport, NH stabbings arrested in Mass.


Dartmouth researchers use math to describe evolution of literary style
By analysing how writers use such "content-free" words, mathematician Daniel Rockmore and colleagues at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, were able to conduct the first, large-scale "stylometric" analysis of literature.


Berkshire college announces president finalists
One of the finalists is Steven Budd, president of River Valley Community College in Claremont, N.H.


McAllister pleads guilty to two counts of fraud


Two weeks after accepting job as Gorham principal, Wisconsin man backs out
Holt cited a lack of housing rental availability in the towns of Gorham, Randolph and Shelburne, despite being provided with rental leads by Bousquet.


UNH spring semester may be the first in a while without a suicide
While the unusual number of suicides came as a surprise to the UNH campus in 2010 and 2011, Chesney said that the same protocol has always been in place, and promoting awareness and providing support to faculty and students has always been the focused goal.


BUSINESS
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50 to be hired at Berlin biomass project within the next two weeks


Keene mulls legal action over cost, delays in completing $28.4M middle school project
Board members have said throughout the building project that they were unhappy with the slow pace of work from MacMillin Co. The building was to be completed last summer; construction on the auditorium has continued throughout the school year. The athletic fields are also behind schedule, and there are issues with the temperature management system in the building.


One NH store among 20 Cumberland Farms properties on the block


Rochester-based Albany International sells PrimaLoft Products Business for $38M
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NPR - StateImpact: Staying Afloat - One NH fisherman's struggle to keep fishing


Concord's Gibson's Bookstore to double in size


NHBR: Value of NH future construction weakens in March


NHBR: Personal bankruptcies fall, but more NH businesses file


Nashua-based Arc Energy sapphire growth tech certified for high quality LED chip production


Will These Gunmakers Shoot Even Higher?


Segway-based robot butler can microwave your Hot Pocket


Segway behind the curtain of Navy robotics laboratory


PC Connection named a laggard in 2012 wScore Growth Leaders and Laggards
Of the top 10 laggards for year-over-year change in wScores we see two distinct groups: those focused on products that are going digital (Trans World Entertainment, Books-A-Million, Barnes & Noble and PC Connection) and those that are having difficulty differentiating from stronger competitors (Pacific Sunwear, Hot Topic, dELiA's, Coldwater Creek and Ingles Markets).


Tocci Building Companies Selected for Renovation of Autodesk's New Hampshire Office


Boylan Bottling Company strengthens presence in the Granite State
TETERBORO, N.J. -- Boylan Bottling Company announced that it has expanded its relationship with Great State Beverages to encompass six counties in New Hampshire, including the Manchester, Nashua, and Concord markets.


School bus operators: Big yellow buses, big green yields
We began analyzing Student Transportation's (STB) common stock back in August when we were alerted to the fact that it received approval to register its shares on the NASDAQ Global Select Market and that it was paying a nearly 8.9% dividend yield.


Businessmen eye vacant storefront in Berlin for redevelopment if the city is willing to give them the building
Mayor Paul Grenier said he supports the proposal. He said the city is owed about $20,000 in back taxes and sewer fees on the building, which is sitting vacant in need of major renovation. “It's worth nothing now. It's not paying taxes,” he said.


FEATURES / ENTERTAINMENT
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Carrie Underwood fall tour Announced with personal trainer in Tow


OSS agent who led WWII rescue of 500 dies in NY
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NYT: Oct. 14, 2010: 66 Years Later, a Bronze Star
“It's not something I felt the need to talk about, after the war,” he said. “What was frustrating was that Mihailovich never got credit, because he saved so many American lives.”
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Former US Consul Gregory Slayton pens book on fatherhood
Mr Slayton, who now lives with his family in Hanover, New Hampshire, is about to release a new book called ‘Be A Better Dad Today!' published by Regal Publishing. “When John McCain read the book, he said he wanted to endorse the book but also said he wanted to work with me to put it into the hands of United States military fathers,” said Mr Slayton. “There are 500,000 military dads in the United States. At his suggestion — we have set up the Fellowship of Fathers Foundation making the book available to active military soldiers for free.


Salt Lake City Tribune: Mormonism leading way in U.S. religious growth
To many observers, it may be old news that the missionary-minded LDS Church is the nation's fastest-growing Christian group. What may be surprising, though, is where the Utah-based faith is leading the way — Alaska, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Maine, Missouri, New Hampshire, North Dakota and other states far outside the West's traditional "Mormon corridor."
LDS Census Map - http://www.scribd.com/doc/92008939/LDS-Census-Map


Dartmouth-Hitchcock research into PAD addresses cause of 60,000 amputations annually
Richard J. Powell MD, chief of vascular surgery at Dartmouth-Hitchcock, is the principal investigator on a national study – involving 550 patients at 80 sites around the country – of so-called "no option" patients, for whom the disease is so advanced that amputation is the only available treatment. Powell's study is now in a three-year, third-stage clinical trial, after second-stage trials showed remarkable success at treating patients with CLI. The final results of the second-stage clinical trial have been published in the April, 2012, issue of Molecular Therapy.


Conway-based Rozzie May Animal Alliance brings the neutering/spaying to you


Spring Antiques Show Blossoms In New Hampshire
It is not uncommon to see antiques shows falling by the wayside these days, and rarely do we see highly successful start-ups. Well, do not tell that to promoter Nan Gurley or the New Hampshire Antiques Dealers Association (NHADA); they will surely just laugh in your face as they point out the successes enjoyed during their newest venture, a one-day show that premiered on April 15.


Carrie Underwood ‘Blown Away' tour kicks off Sept. 14 in Manchester


COURTS / PUBLIC OVERSIGHT
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NHPUC: EnergyNorth Natural Gas, Inc. dib/a National Grid NH - Investigation into Excess Capacity - Procedural Schedule approved


NH Department of Corrections RFP for Inmate Retail Store
Proposals shall be submitted by the prospective Vendor and received by the NH Department of Corrections no later than 2:00PM, EST on May 11, 2012 to be considered.


POLITICS
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U.S. voter fraud convict calls Canada's robocall scandal 'sophisticated'
In his 2008 book 'How to Rig an Election', Allen Raymond tells the story of his 10-year political career, which ended abruptly when he was convicted of jamming the New Hampshire Democrats' phone bank during a Senate election. Dirty telephone tricks aren't new. In the 1972 Democratic primary, callers with African-American accents woke up white New Hampshire voters in the middle of the night calling on them to support Ed Muskie ``because he's been so good for the black man'' - an early example of voter suppression calls.


How GOP vs. GOP attack ad could backfire
While Boehner, Camp and Rogers have never had to worry about that vote coming back to haunt them – they're in very safe districts – the Young Guns' argument could easily be turned on House GOP candidates in tougher districts, including Jesse Kelly who is running to succeed former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.), Rep. Charlie Bass (R-N.H.), who voted for the 1995 budget, Chris Gibson (R-N.Y.), Frank Guinta (R-N.H.), Allen West (R-Fla.) and others.


PRIMARY
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Newt to Rick Perry: Thanks for everything!
"He said, 'I'm with you 'til the cows come home,'" Gingrich recalled, adding that "as a farmer in Texas," Perry knows something about cows.


Pro-Romney Super Pac spending $4M on swing state ads


SPORTS
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ESPN: Reyes' journey from Nashua to the NFL
Two weeks before the 2012 NFL Draft, Kendall Reyes hopped on a plane, crossed the country to San Diego, met with Chargers brass, and returned home extremely impressed with the franchise.


VBrick Systems and Dartmouth to Stream Formula Hybrid Competition at NHMS on May 3


Oxford United confirm pre-season tour of United States
The U's will fly out to New Hampshire to be hosted by partner club Seacoast United in a repeat of their inaugural trip last July.


Jaguars offer tryout to Chinese kicker who got his start at New Hampston School in NH


Providence Friars finally get a big man - Windham native Carson Desrosiers


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