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May 11. 2012 1:54PM

NH news from around the web - Updated 5/11

NEWS
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Berlin teen to be extradited to Florida to face sex assault charges


Generous donations help NH teen buy new wheelchair for racing


NH trucker missing since March 15th found dead in Ohio hotel retention pond
Mr. Nuenoom, a truck driver who had been missing since March 15, was identified by the Lucas County Coroner's office through dental records, the Williams County Sheriff's office said today. The sheriff's office said preliminary findings from the autopsy indicate that Mr. Nuenoom died from drowning.


Fugitive wanted for Hinsdale, NH home invasion captured in Saxtons River, Vt.
Frank C. Foster, 23, of Bellows Falls, was placed under arrest at about 9:30 on Thursday night after law enforcement received a call about a disturbance on Main Street.


New trial hearing for Jason Twardus resumes Friday
Gorham was last seen alive at her Alfred home on the night of Aug. 7, 2007. Her body was found on Sept. 2, 2007 in Stewartstown, N.H.


NH eighth-graders tie for 4th best NAEP science test scores


BUSINESS
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New Hampshire company building a ball that needs your smartphone to play
The TheO Ball is a foam sphere with a pocket in its center that keeps the phone safe while allowing players to see its screen.


NH-based manufacturer of broadcast server and storage equipment sold to Chinese firm


Boston Globe: NH wants hospitals near Mass. border
New Hampshire lawmakers are pushing incentives for so-called destination hospitals to open along the state's southern border, hoping to build a specialty health care hub that draws patients from Massachusetts.


Algonquin reports lower revenue on lower generation income


New Hampshire store among 24 eastern Walmarts to open Apple in-store locations


Millinocket gets glimpse of ‘game-changing technology' that will create jobs at former mill site
MILLINOCKET, Maine — The $35 million torrefied wood machine slated for Katahdin Avenue would be at least as quiet and odor-free as the paper mill it would go next to, a representative of its New Hampshire-based developer said Thursday.


FEATURES / ENTERTAINMENT
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Rare lobster spared boiling pot headed to NH


Video: Update on wounded warriors making their way across the nation on Segways


NH finishes 4-year survey on dragonflies
Pamela Hunt of New Hampshire Audubon said the number of sites for the state's only endangered dragonfly — the ringed boghaunter — has nearly doubled from eight to 15.


UK Guardian: A brief survey of the short story part 40: JD Salinger
Salinger's style evolved over the years before his self-imposed silence, but his stories share an 'uncanny, hypnotic readability'


COURTS / PUBLIC OVERSIGHT
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NHSUPCO - Regina Mbahaba v. Thomas Morgan d/ba/ Property Management Services <<< Affirmed in part, reversed in part, and remanded.
To be sure, the defendant correctly argues that he had every right to establish a new LLC and to transfer the original LLC's clients to it. However, that the defendant made this “fresh start” when his company remained a party to this case, could permit a finding that the limited-liability identity was used to promote an injustice upon the plaintiff. Thus, based upon our review of the depositions and other evidence in the light most favorable to the plaintiff, we cannot conclude that the defendant is entitled to judgment as a matter of law. Accordingly, the trial court erred in granting summary judgment.


In the matter of Judith Raybeck and Bruce Raybeck <<< Reversal of marital master's finding regarding $25K in alimony.


In the matter fo Eric J. Dube and Jeannie Dube <<< Challenge of divorce for cause brought by woman once charged with attempted murder. Affirmed in part, reversed in part. Remanded.


NH v. Sean McGurk <<< Court can keep $11,000 in bail bonds for man who couldn't appear because he was in jail elsewhere.
DALIANIS, C.J. Free Bail Bonds (the surety), appeals orders of the Manchester District Court (Lyons, J.) forfeiting bonds that guaranteed the court appearance of the defendant, Sean McGurk. We affirm.


Rebecca Rivera v. Liberty Mutual <<< After boyfriend grabbed steering wheel and crashed car, insurer refuses to pay victim. Insurer loses in court and on appeal. Lower court ruling affirmed.
The court ruled that an automobile policy (policy) issued to Rivera's parents excludes liability coverage but affords uninsured motorist coverage for injuries Rivera sustained in a single-vehicle accident in Dracut, Massachusetts. We affirm.


United States Court of Appeals,First Circuit - U.S. v. Stefanidakis <<< Court rejects appeal of child porn convict.
"...once a defendant has pleaded guilty, he cannot either revisit the factual predicate upon which his conviction rests or venture outside the record to support his argument."


United States Court of Appeals,First Circuit - RANDALL v. LACONIA <<< In this case the court finds the city can't be held accountable for failing to disclose lead paint in home it sold.
Federal law requires home sellers to alert potential home buyers to the presence of lead-based paint hazards. The City of Laconia, New Hampshire sidestepped this requirement when it sold Jameson Randall his house. Some years later, after learning that lead-based paint was present in his home, Randall filed suit. The sole question is whether his lawsuit is time-barred. We agree with the district court that it is, and therefore affirm.


1st Circuit vacates dismissal of fraudulent federal grant application for Alzheimer's research against Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School
After careful review of the record, we conclude that the district court abused its discretion by excluding or failing to consider certain expert testimony. It then committed an error of law by failing to consider statements of the parties and experts in a manner required by the summary judgment standard. MORE


POLITICS
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Military.com: Vice chiefs warn of sequester impact under questioning from Ayotte
Under questioning from New Hampshire Republican Sen. Kelly Ayotte, the number two uniformed leaders gave their latest strong protests against the prospect of another $500 billion in defense budget cuts, but at the same time the military leaders avoided saying specifically when they thought Congress could address it.


Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown to lecture at Dartmouth May 15


Shaheen lobbying hard to save Export-Import Bank
"The Export-Import Bank, which provides direct loans and loan guarantees to foreign buyers of U.S. made goods, has directly supported $255 million in export sales from New Hampshire over the last five years." MORE


Flashback 2007: Export-Import Bank loans linked to Mexican drug cartels
"They have drug connections, which is very disheartening to think that the U.S. government is lending money to documented traffickers in the drug trade that are tied into the cartels in Mexico," said Phil Jordan, the former head of the El Paso Intelligence Center for the DEA and Border Patrol in El Paso.


Vermont AG Sorrell to check on encroachment of New Hampshire


PRIMARY
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Why Mass. Could Still Be A ‘Swing State' In 2012
Massachusetts is not one of the 12 presidential “battleground states.” It's not expected to swing in opinion polls from Barack-Backer to Maybe-Mitt. But it could swing control of the U.S. Senate and have other consequences.


SPORTS
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Dover racer Wayne Helliwell Jr. takes Act points lead
Helliwell dominated the second half of the Spring 112 at Devil's Bowl Speedway on his way to his first ever ACT victory.


Video: BYU students win race car design competion
PROVO — A flash of blue is speeding by, a champion not for speed, but for how it is powered. BYU just brought home the first place trophy, at the international 2012 Formula Hybrid competition, at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway.


Tilton School's Nerlen Noel says NCAA hasn't contacted him yet in probe

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