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Mon July 8, 2013
Top Stories: How Sunscreen Can Burn You; N.H. Cyclist Ted King Out Of Tour De France
That sunscreen you dutifully spray throughout the day could actually get you burned. We're not talking sunburn. We're talking people bursting into flames because they're wearing sunscreen.
Brentwood, New Hampshire native Ted King is officially out of his first Tour de France. After suffering a separated shoulder in the first day of the race, King missed by seven seconds the time cut-off that allows racers to continue. Now, Ted King is getting ready to head home.
These woods are better known for running sap than a still. But in an unnamed forest, $200 worth of copper, shaped and soldered, is quietly being assembled.
“Filling this up and we’ll get the heat on, start going. It will take a little while to warm up. Cause you want to do it slow, so you don’t burn it.”
A study released Tuesday by the Beer Institute showed the Granite State dropped to second in the nation in beer consumption per capita, after taking the top spot in 2011. North Dakota took the top spot in 2012.
Here's a dubious Granite State superlative: New Hampshire has the third highest incidence of Lyme disease in the country following Delaware and Connecticut.
A series by Boston Globe reporter Beth Daley explores how the tick-borne illness, Lyme disease continues to spread across the Northeast, all while doctors are increasingly divided on treatments, and the public is in many cases bitterly frustrated by the medical establishment’s response and the lack of ready answers.
Northern Pass has formally filed its new route with the Department of Energy and it raises the possibility the hydro-electric project might still need to cross a tiny section of the Connecticut Lakes Headwaters Conservation area.
Former Arizona Congresswoman Gabby Giffords was in the Granite State last week to make the case for stronger gun control laws, with her husband, astronaut Mark Kelly. Their trip is part of a seven-state tour focused on pushing for stronger background checks for gun sales.
Dartmouth-Hitchcock is agreeing to join the Medicaid managed care program. The state's largest health care system had been a key hold out in the new effort. A transition from traditional Medicaid to so-called managed care is already a year behind schedule, costing the state an estimated $15 million in expected savings.
The Jaffrey Chamber of Commerce announced that it will no longer host fireworks festivals due to safety concerns in the wake of last year’s bomb threat. The Jaffrey Festival of Fireworks was one of the largest fireworks events in New England for the past 22 years.