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August 19. 2011 12:14PM

Friday headlines

NEWS
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Helmet-law battles heat up with latest push from Insurance Institute for Highway Safety


NH truckers, teen safe after car 'sandwiched' on I-91 in Brattleboro


6 tips for avoiding the 'freshman $15,000'


Archdiocese of Boston names NH's Cataldo first chief health care ethicist
Cataldo is currently the director of the Office of Catholic Identity at the Catholic Medical Center, a full-service hospital in Manchester, N.H. Prior to that, he directed the Respect Life office for the diocese of Manchester and also served for 18 years with the National Catholics Bioethics Center, based in Philadelphia.


Salary plus pension an option for new Amherst administrator
O'Mara earns $126,373 as the superintendent of the county jail, and his pension would be about half that.


Vt. nuke plant owners challenge tritium report


Gilford, NH man diagnosed with polio in 1955 surfs for the first time thanks to AmpSurf
Brian Foss, 57, of Gilford, N.H., who was diagnosed with polio in 1955, the year the vaccine came out, came to surf for the first time. Foss, whose left leg is half the size of his right leg, said he enjoyed getting to try surfing.



Maine bottle redemption case goes to the jury
Prosecutors say the Woodards stole about $10,000 by accepting more than 100,000 bottles and cans that were purchased in Massachusetts and New Hampshire.


Va. takes life of man who raped, murdered NH woman, 88


Interview with Dartmouth-educated, Israeli architect of Sept. 11 Memorial
Israeli architect Michael Arad reflects on the trials and tribulations he has faced in planning the National September 11 Memorial, which will be dedicated on the 10th anniversary of the terror attacks.



Students map invasive species of Silvio Conte Wildlife Refuge
Their focus has been locations within the Conte refuge - first along the Salmon River in Connecticut and the Mohawk River in New Hampshire, and then on land along the Fort River in Hadley once home to Bri-Mar Stables.


NH lawmakers to discuss landowner liability in wake of hunter's lawsuit


Londonderry man faces Calif. shoplifing charge
Jason Cameron Reid was arrested after piling six Northface jackets, three Northface hoodies and two Lacoste shirts, valued at a total of $1,285, near the entrance, then grabbing the pile and leaving, the report said.


BUSINESS
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The Dartmouth: GE CEO Immelt calls for corporate tax reform
The largest U.S. conglomerate would accept the elimination of loopholes "in a heartbeat" if it was coupled with a lowering of the statutory 35 percent rate, Jeff Immelt told a group of students on Thursday. Denis Hambucken of Lee, New Hampshire demonstrated how to split wood for siding.



Milford-based Ciardelli Fuel paints truck pink to raise awareness of breast cancer



FEATURES / ENTERTAINMENT
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Chief of surgery at Wentworth-Douglas Guy Esposito MD is The Vegetable Garden Doctor


Dartmouth Film and Media Studies class to debut films tonight
Munger's group created a film about Dustin Coates, a local woodcarver. Coates, who lives in Etna, N.H., works by himself carving tree burls — growths on trees in which the grain grows in an abnormal manner — into ornamental wooden bowls. The students will present their final projects in Loew Auditorium tonight at 7 p.m.


Boulevard Theatre's “Circle Mirror Transformation” - Comedic play looks at theater workshop as therapy
The setting is an adult acting class held in the all-purpose room of a community center of a small New Hampshire town. The students are James, co-executive director of the center; Theresa, a failed actress who has retreated from New York; Lauren, about to be a high-school junior; and Schultz, a carpenter/furniture builder, just divorced.


3rd annual International Willa Cather Seminar
The conference included a bus trip to Jaffrey, N.H., to visit Willa Cather's grave. Cather was born in 1873 in Virginia and moved to Catherton, Webster County, Neb., in 1883, and later moved to Red Cloud. She is best known for her novels, “O Pioneers,” “My Antonia,” and “The Song of the Lark.” She received the Pulitzer Prize in 1923 for “One of Ours.” Cather died in 1947.



POLITICS
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NH district court chief says small fines should continue to be enforced


What happened to the anti-war movement?
"Because he's a Democrat," said McPhearson, "they don't want to oppose him in the same way as they opposed Bush. The politics of it allows him more breathing room when it comes to the wars."


Wearing a T-shirt from NH's annual PorcFest gathering, Erie County Councilman sentenced to 120 days for his seventh and eighth driving without a driver's license conviction
Beeman wore a T-shirt from the 2008 PorcFest, an annual gathering in New Hampshire attended by freedom lovers, libertarians and anarchists of all varieties, according to the event Web page. "It is a vacation I look forward to every year," Beeman said. The 2011 gathering in June featured shooting games, a kiddie carnival and Soapbox Idol, where contestants offered their best "rant."



PRIMARY
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Ron Paul's message strikes a chord with libertarian New Hampshire
Ron Paul is not a typical Republican candidate and his supporters are not typical Republican voters. Paul wants to shrink the military, end the Federal Reserve, overturn the Patriot Act and legalize marijuana. He has been making these arguments for decades.


Huntsman Tweet calls out Perry on evolution and global warming
The tweet comes on the heels of a comment made by Huntsman's chief strategist, John Weaver, to the Washington Post about views Perry made clear in his book, Fed Up!. "We're not going to win a national election if we become the anti-science party,” Weaver said. “The American people are looking for someone who lives in reality and is a truth teller because that's the only way that the significant problems this country faces can be solved. It appears that the only science that Mitt Romney believes in is the science of polling, and that science clearly was not a mandatory course for Governor Perry.”


Perry became a millionair while in public office thanks to well-timed real estate deals
The Republican presidential hopeful bought property from friends and political allies and sold to Texas businessmen, such as computer magnate Michael Dell, and in the process made more than $1 million.


Doctors question Perry's stem cell back treatment


Christian Science Monitor: Perry plays down evangelical cowboy persona in NH
If Texas Gov. Rick Perry has an inner Evangelical cowboy, he kept it on a tight rein during his second day in the Granite State Thursday. Save for an oversize belt buckle, a couple quick “God bless yous,” and a relaxed gait that comes off as saddle soreness, Governor Perry was all suit and tie, and jobs, jobs, jobs.


Texas created jobs; does Perry deserve credit?


Newt stumping in Hawaii
Gingrich and his wife, Callista, are celebrating their 11th wedding anniversary. The couple has previously vacationed in Hawaii and Gingrich has said he eventually wants to retire in Maui.


COURTS / PUBLIC OVERSIGHT
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NHSUPCO: 3JX Oral Argument List for Sept. 28
3JX appeals are presented to a panel of three justices instead of the entire court. The panel's written decision must be unanimous. If the justices disagree or believe that the case should be the subject of a full written opinion, it will be referred to the full court in accordance with Rule 12-D.
1. In the Matter of James C. Patrikis and Noreen E. Patrikis
2. In re Trust of Lillian M. Smillie
3. NH v. Smith
4. Direct Capital Corp. v. Adamaitis
5. Fitzgerald v. Keenan
6. NH v. Moussa
7. NH v. Flagg
8. Grama v. Defrancesco