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NH news from around the web - Updated 5/4



NEWS
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Bob Jones University allegedly expells student for criticism of Chuck Phelps being on board of directors
According to ABCNews.com, Chuck Phelps, a pastor of an Independent Fundamentalist Baptist church in Concord, allegedly covered up Tina Anderson's rape by sending her thousands of miles away:



The New Hampshire - Adjusting to campus life after combat
While his fraternity brothers were partying on campus at the University of New Hampshire, Kyle Merrill was on the front lines of a war a world away.


Eagle-Tribune: Cancer fear spreads as poisonous Dioxane found flowing from Atkinson wells
The Department of Environmental Services has identified 12 wells contaminated with 1,4 Dioxane, four in just the past month.


State invites home owners to apply for property tax relief


Mass. woman steps in a hole, sues Portsmouth for $750K
PORTSMOUTH — As she walked across Haven Park to look at the statue of Civil War General Fitz-John Porter, a Mass. woman stepped into a “deep,” grass-covered hole, suffering “serious and permanent” injuries, according to a federal lawsuit she filed against the city seeking $750,000 in damages.


BUSINESS
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As federal dollars dry up, Green Launching Pad looks to reinvent itself
What makes Revolution Energy unique is not that it invented a new alternative energy mousetrap, but it created a new way of financing alternative energy projects by using third-party financing and creative incentive leveraging.


Q&A with FairPoint president Patrick McHugh


Olde Marco Inn owners buy Shops of Olde Marco for $1.1M
The Allard Family Trust of Marco Island and Manchester, New Hampshire purchased the four building, 12,870-square-foot Shops of Olde Marco development for $1.1 million.


Granite State Team Dealer Files for Chap. 7 Bankruptcy
P&P Sporting Goods, doing business as Everett Sports Center in Concord, NH, was put into Chap. 7 bankruptcy by its lender, ESC Investments, last month. The business, headed by David Palisi, president, and his brother, Robert Palisi, realized a 66% drop in FY11 revenues to $801,349 from $1,330,643 in FY10. The petition lists $242,975 in assets. Liabilities total $1,771,585, including $932,657 owed


PC Connection Inc. (PCCC) sets 6-week high after Q1 report


Forbes: Sturm Ruger stock still shooting the lights out
Sturm, Ruger opened for business back in 1949 with only $50,000 in financing.


Guns.com: Is the Ruger LCR a perfect concealed carry revolver?


FEATURES / ENTERTAINMENT
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Quashing controversy, officials relent on plan to shoot Adam Sandler movie scene on Marblehead High football field
MARBLEHEAD -- Columbia Pictures, which is planning to film most of the Adam Sandler movie “Grown Ups 2” in Marblehead, quelled a brewing controversy by declaring it will not use the town's high school football field to film a scene for the movie.


Adam Sandler's production company adapting Brad Meltzer's 'Heroes for My Son' -- EXCLUSIVE
What do Adam Sandler, a Price is Right controversy, and cartoon versions of Amelia Earhart and Abraham Lincoln have in common?


NASA ships to remain at port as Space X rocket launch delayed


Another winning Lucky for Life lottery ticket sold in Conn.


Odds to win Lucky for Life - 1 in 13,818,168, overall odds are 1 in 6.6 to win


Brattleboro Reformer: Antioch grants retiring professor Tom Wessels emeritus status
"He's not just an educator, but a communicator," he said. "Tom breathes depth into the most complex subjects to allow the audience to follow along. He's a story teller."


Silverman critic Guy Aoki recalls Dick Clark


POLITICS
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Miss. senator tries to block prescription database
Missouri and New Hampshire are the only states without laws authorizing prescription databases, although some states with such laws have not yet carried them out. Forty states have active prescription drug monitoring programs, according to the National Alliance for Model State Drug Laws.


Sen. Ayotte to co-sponsor resolution next week in support of Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng


Campaign 'body man' testifies to overhearing John Edwards at New Hampshire Holiday Inn ask Rielle Hunter if she was showing


PRIMARY
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Daily Caller: NH House speaker: Sen. Kelly Ayotte would be great VP pick


DownEast.com: Chaos at the Caucuses
Maine and New Hampshire are similar in many ways: They're neighbors with a shared New England colonial legacy, they're largely rural and white, and they have almost identically sized populations. But when it comes to nominating the leader of the free world, the Granite State's first-in-the-nation primary usually gets all the attention from the candidates, media, and punditry. Maine's caucuses usually go almost entirely unnoticed both here and away.


OPINION
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Concord Monitor says awarding contracts to the lowest bidder not always best


Oxford University Historian Timothy Stanley: Why Ron Paul is not going away
However, unlike Gingrich, Paul's campaign represents a message that is bigger and perhaps more popular than the candidate himself. As it continues to collect small numbers of delegates and capture control of local GOPs, Paulism is proving itself to be in rude health. Long after Mitt Romney is nominated, feted at the convention, beaten by Obama and recycled as a question on Jeopardy ("In 2012, he lost every state but Utah." "Who is ... Britt Gormley?"), Paul's philosophy will still be a factor in national politics -- something to be feared and courted in equal measure.


The Dartmouth Editorial Board - Verbum Ultimum: Expanded Options for All
By not heavily emphasizing the connection between these new housing options and the LGBT community exclusively, the College has made gender-neutral housing more flexible and potentially more attractive to broader sections of campus.


Washginton Examiner: With his serious talk, Gingrich elevated GOP race


Portsmouth Herald: It's vital to learn truth about tragedy
The only positive that can come from all this pain is the lessons we learn to ensure that the next time the Attorney General's Drug Task Force undertakes a similar mission the suspects are apprehended without incident and the police officers return home safely to their families.


SPORTS
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Blue Jays expected to re-up with New Hampshire
The Toronto Blue Jays are expected to extend their PDC with the New Hampshire Fisher Cats (Class AA; Eastern League), as hopes for an Ottawa Eastern League team fade fast.


Maine skaters traveling as far as Dover for ice time




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