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May 08. 2012 1:59PM

NH news from around the web - Updated 5/8

NEWS
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Rwandan convicted of lying about genocide link to get U.S. entry
A Rwandan woman living in Boston has been convicted of immigration fraud for concealing her membership in Rwanda's ruling party during that country's 1994 genocide so that she could gain entry to the United States. Her sister faces similar charges in New Hampshire.


Nashua man faces crack cocaine drug trafficking charge in Fairfield, Maine


Brattleboro Reformers: Privatization plan could bring jail to Hinsdale
Bids from Corrections Corporation of America, MTC Corrections, GEO Group Inc., and the Elayn Hunt Correctional Center are currently under review by committees within the New Hampshire Legislature, but Hinsdale Town Administrator Jill Collins said CCA is the only one that has met with town officials about the possibility of opening a private facility.


Snarky taxpayer-funded sign has Rye bicyclists spinning


BUSINESS
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Lebanon's isee systems applies technology to challenge of weight loss
"Weight loss is a perfect application for Systems Thinking," says Dr. Tarek K.A. Hamid, LabP developer and author of Thinking in Circles About Obesity. "Obesity is a serious and pervasive problem. The processes that regulate our weight and energy constitute a highly complex feedback system which is why weight loss is almost never as straightforward as advertised, why it is never linear but declines with time even if the prescribed diet is maintained, and why people tend to lose much less weight than they expect. We use computers to manage more and more aspects of our lives, like the 'health' of our investments. Why not use them to manage something even more important, the health of our bodies?"


GT Advanced Technolgies to host 'saphhire summit' in China


CNET: Is RYNO's single-wheel electric scooter cooler than a Segway?



FEATURES / ENTERTAINMENT
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Newmarket teacher loses bid for free ride into space
After two more competitions, Buzz Aldrin will announce winner Wednesday


William F. Brace, professor emeritus in EAPS, dies at 86
The Littleton, NH native helped develop systematic descriptions of key physical properties of rocks.


Fire & Ice's "Not of this Earth" was recorded at NH studio
We're not officially half way through 2012, but it isn't hard for Noisecreep to declare Not of This Earth one of the best hardcore albums of the year.


RadarOnline: Arrested Beauty Queen: Outrageous boozing & battery photos
Former Miss New Hampshire USA, Nicole Houde, was arrested last month for physically assaulting her boyfriend, and RadarOnline.com has exclusively talked with him and obtained photos of his injuries.


Happy Madison options 'Heroes For My Son'


Who are movies' top 10 Jewish tough guys?


COURTS / PUBLIC OVERSIGHT
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Newmarket's Black Bear tax increment financing district is illegal, according to a former DRED commissioner


US District Court - Sheila Levy v. Todd Lique et al <<< Civil claims dismissed against Lebanon police.


U.S. First Circuit: Liu v. Amerco <<< U-Haul price-fixing scheme reversed lower courts dismissal of the claim and remanded. Liu wins costs.
Mr. Shoen instructed U–Haul regional managers to raise rates for truck rentals, and then contact Budget to inform Budget of U–Haul's conditional rate increase and encourage Budget to follow, or U–Haul's rates would be reduced to the original level.


Wilcox Industries Corp.v. Mark Hansen, Advanced Life Support Technologies, Inc.<<< NH trade secrets case dismissed in part.


POLITICS
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Jackie Cilley to address Professional Firefighters of New Hampshire at 12th biennial convention


OPINION
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National Journal: The problem with Romney's diverse vice presidential short list


Political Wisdom: Lessons from France and Greece


SPORTS
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Strong Field Expected to Challenge Champion Helliwell at Lee USA


Portland Press Herald: Koby Clemens relishing the experience


Cornwall's McNally gets his feet wet at minicamp with Redskins
"To be honest, we were separated. He's on offense and I'm on defense," said McNally, 22, who starred on the defensive line for Division I-AA University of New Hampshire. The Redskins have moved him to outside linebacker. "I'm sure he did good, everyone knows he's talented. But I couldn't worry about him. If I was worrying about him, I couldn't do my own job."

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