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June 18. 2012 12:11PM

NH news from around the web - Updated 6/18

NEWS
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Court approves release of Boy Scout 'perversion files'
The Oregon Supreme Court on Thursday ordered the unprecedented public release of more than 1,200 confidential files that detail sexual abuse of Boy Scouts by their troop leaders and others within scouting over a 20-year span beginning in 1965. The court ordered the files be made public after the names of victims and others who reported sexual abuse are redacted. It was not immediately known how long that process would take.


Vt. man charged with beating NH woman
LACONIA - A Vermont man who was extradited from White River Junction after allegedly beating a woman in a Weirs Beach cottage two weeks ago is being held on $5,000 cash-only bail.


Gunowner, not the person who stole it and used it, may be liable for death
In a case attorneys say has no precedent in New Hampshire, a federal appeals court is weighing whether the owner of a handgun used to kill three people at a Conway military surplus shop in July 2007 could be held liable for their murders. Lawrence Secord didn't do enough to secure the .22-caliber handgun he kept at his camp in Wentworth Location, enabling his grandson, Michael Woodbury, to steal it and open fire in the Army Barracks store several days later, according to a lawsuit brought by the mother of one of the victims.


T.J. Zappulla, Beloved Torrington Realtor, Killed in Motorcycle Crash
TORRINGTON - Thomas “T.J.” Zappulla, a well-known Torrington Realtor, was killed in Dummer, New Hampshire, Friday, when a car crossed the center line and struck his motorcycle.


FEATURES
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ChiTrib: Silverman leads cult of personalities at TBS Just for Laughs Chicago


NH authors homemade book trailer for 'Child Soldiers' catches attention of movie producers
"My book happens to be on child soldiers. However, it is science-fiction. It isn't even remotely related. The agent wanted to hold back for a while so I decided to self-publish."



NH hosts annual volunteer archaeology field school


Cold War casualties aboard USS Thresher


BUSINESS
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NHPR Audio: Future Of 'Bike Week' Relies On New Marketing


Tech Valley Communications investing $20M in network
O'Connor said the expansion is taking place throughout the Capital Region, as well as in New Hampshire and Vermont, territory Tech Valley acquired when it bought segTEL of New Hampshire last year.


Nectar of the Gods: Londonderry meadery now uses more honey than the state produces
They get their honey from a distributor in New Hampshire- but not all the honey is local from NH because the Meadery actually uses more honey than the state of New Hampshire can produce.


NH breaks ground on new liquor store on Route 9 in Chesterfield


Fiercetelecom.com: New Hampshire to overhaul its century-old telecom rules<
Incumbent operator FairPoint Communications (Nasdaq: FRP) said the move will afford the company greater freedom to respond to CLECs and cable operators.


Director Deals - BAE Systems Plc CEO buys 45 shares, awarded 22 matching shares, bringing total to 593,266 shares


Kozlowski Weighs in on Jamie Dimon Hearing
Convicted in 2005 of essentially using Tyco as his personal bank, Kozlowski now resides in a halfway house in New York and is involved in a work release program after being denied parole earlier this year. Kozlowski reached out to FOX Business Network producer Eric Spinato, exclusively, to offer his two cents on last weeks hearings.


Virtual Servers Are On The Verge of Outnumbering Physical Servers


New Brunswick supports 4-lane super highway running west across Maine
The Saint John Port Authority supports the project. Jim Quinn told CTV News the super highway would be faster for shippers and tourists.


Portmsouth Herald: UNH InterOperability Laboratory playing key role in expanding Web's user capacity


COURTS / PUBLIC OVERSIGHT
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Lexology: NH law requiring disclosure of non-compete and non-piracy agreements prior to job offer and change in job classification
The new law is effective July 14, 2012. Employers using non-compete and/or non-piracy agreements must plan accordingly.


N.H. AG announces $110k settlement with landowners
CONCORD, N.H. (Legal Newsline) - New Hampshire Attorney General Michael Delaney and Department of Environmental Services Commissioner Thomas Burack have announced a $110,000 settlement with a group of landowners to resolve allegations of unlawful asbestos removal.


POLITICS
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Confectionary industry heartened by close vote on failed Shaheen amendment to lower sugar prices
The candy industry and sugar growers are both claiming at least a partial victory after the US Senate voted 50-46 to shelve an amendment to the 2012 Farm Bill that would have repealed the current sugar program.


aMEDNEWS.com: Charges over state Medicaid rate cuts prompt federal inquiry
At this article's deadline, the New Hampshire health department had not returned calls seeking additional comment. In an email, CMS said it is working with the state to address concerns that it may be violating federal rules regarding pay rates and access. A CMS spokeswoman, who asked not to be identified, declined to address whether the state's federal Medicaid funding could be at risk. In CMS' letter, the agency said only that the state's failure to provide additional requested data in the allotted time could result in a “compliance action.”


NH Watchdog.org - Grant Bosse: Standing up for Citizens United
An editorial in last week's Sunday Monitor called Citizens “a pillow that's smothering democracy” and cited the supposed fundraising advantage it gave Walker. These critics are not only wrong about what Citizens United really said, but they should support its actual impact.


OPINION
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Judd Gregg: Lawmakers haven't run out of time to craft a bipartisan deficit deal


Michelle Malkin - Inside the world of Google, where censors lean to the left


John E. Sununu: Panic sets in at the White House
It's been a tough couple of weeks for President Obama, one of those stretches where everything seems to go south at once. The economy is soft, his poll numbers are down, and Europe has the markets on edge; Romney is even beating him in the money race.


NYT - NH's Kevin Pho: Rejection Would Hurt Uninsured and Elderly
In this election year, the Supreme Court's judgment on the Affordable Care Act will be interpreted through a political lens. But the decision will have real-life consequences on patients, whose voice won't be heard through the ensuing partisan din.


SPORTS
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Ski NH elects new board of directors


ASRA/Michelin Pro Series Qualifying Results From The Loudon Classic

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