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Weapons ban sunsets, controversy rises

(Photo: Associated Press)
Fall in New Hampshire brings to mind foliage, the unique seasonal beauty New Englanders are privy to. There is apple picking, pumpkin carving and a plethora of autumn activities. But what many are waiting for is hunting season, a historical pastime that is passed down through generations, and this year there may be a few more rifles scoping for game than there has been in the past decade.


Car combusts on main street

Zahra Beyea never misses an appointment. When she got into her car a little before 5:00 last night, she was scheduled to be on time for her new job at the University Writing Center. Seconds later, her engine burst into flames.

"Thank God there was a police car right behind me," she said.

The officer helped her pull to the side of Main Street in Durham and bring in the fire department for assistance.

UNH marching to beat of "different drums" with lesbian panel

UNH students Maria Pierobello and Lee Belowski are both proud of their sexuality and are active within the campus community by promoting diversity and encouraging involvement. Their paths to UNH, however, differ greatly. Pierobello, a freshman psychology major, has been an out lesbian since she was 12, while Belowski, a sports studies senior, struggled much more.


UNH hosts discussion on ocean studies report

Director of UNH´s Environmental Research Group and Research Professor of Civil Engineering Taylor Eighmy, Robert ballard, Ph.D. of Connecticut, member of the U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy, and U.S. Senator Judd Gregg (R-NH) greeted people before the U.S. Senate subcommittee hearing

Sen. Judd Gregg (R-N.H.) met Monday morning with three members of the U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy to discuss the findings of a report that hasn't been updated for 35 years. The final report, An Ocean Blueprint for the 21st Century, was delivered to President Bush and Congress on Sept. 20, 2004. The meeting, held at the UNH Dimond Library, opened a discussion on how the new policy report will be approached.

Sen. Gregg told the audience that the Commission was set up with the belief that focus is needed on the oceans. UNH, he said, has a unique niche of being one of the leading universities in the world when it comes to ocean research and engineering

Third party plays second fiddle

(Photo: Michelle Stocker - Associated Press)
This coming November, millions of Americans will head to the polls and select the next president of the United States. As voters stand cramped in their own personal abode of democracy, they are confronted with the age-old choice of whether to pick the Republican or the Democrat who has successfully courted them over the last year. Voters searching for a third choice on the ballot, however, may be in for a surprise: there may not be a third choice.


UNH Alum brings expertise to SHARPP as new director

Mary Mayhew is back. The alum of UNH is the new director of the Sexual Harassment and Rape Prevention Program (SHARPP).

Mayhew graduated in 1986 from UNH with a degree in history and many courses in women's studies on the side. She is replacing the previous director, Layla D'Emalia-Shepard, who was offered a job at the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center.

New book raises funds for neglected children

Meghan W. and Elizabeth Velasquez, former foster children, spoke out last Saturday at Barnes and Noble in Manchester about growing up in the foster care system and the importance of having Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) volunteers.

CASA is a nationwide movement that provides advocacy for abused and neglected children in our court systems.


This week in TNH History

When this issue was published, the UNH community was closely following the police department's search for a rapist and robber who had struck in Durham earlier that week.

Results from a poll by the UNH Polling Center in this issue showed that New Hampshire voters were liberal on the issues of abortion and taxes but still leaned toward Republican candidates in elections.

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