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N.H. News Roundup

N.H. News Roundup: Bass fishing hooks schools, Tamerlan Tsarnaev buried

Lake Winnipesaukee in 2011. AP file photo.

Lake Winnipesaukee in 2011. AP file photo.

Good morning New Hampshire. If you haven’t already been introduced, I’d like you to meet the newest sport offered by the NHIAA – bass fishing. It was announched by New Hampshire Fish and Game in March. By the looks of the entries, I wouldn’t be surprised if this trial run becomes a mainstay.

The first state bass fishing tournament kicked off this morning, with groups going out on Lake Winnipesaukee at 8 and 8:30 a.m. More than 100 anglers from 43 schools are participating.

If you missed out on this year’s tournament and want to practice before the next one, there’s already a series of camps available this summer.

However, as unique as the sport is, it isn’t the first scholastically-endorsed bass fishing tournament.

I wish “Gone fishin’” was an excuse to miss class when I was in school!

In other news

 Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s body has been buried.

∎ Sen. Jeanne Shaheen and Manchester Mayor Ted Gatsas say young people should explore options with the Job Corps.

∎ The Granite State could be facing a shortage of Medicare providers.

∎ Marco Rubio has set up a “Stand with Kelly” Facebook page and petition regarding the recent backlash against her gun background checks vote.

∎ There’s still time to sign up 2013 Startup Rochester Business Competition next month. The deadline is tomorrow.

∎ An AARP survey says more than 95 percent of New Hampshire seniors want to remain in their own homes as they age.

∎ Merrimack Republican state Rep. Jeanine Notter says she has Robert E. Lee shrine in her house.

∎ Twins lambs were born at Dover High as part of an animal science program.

∎ Manchester Central senior Elizabeth Conway was selected last night as the Francis Wayland Parker Scholar of the Year.

∎ Love cruises by hate to travel? Maybe a dinner cruise is what you’re looking for.

(Have ideas for the roundup? Reach web editor Kevin Deane at 369-3302 or email him at kdeane@cmonitor.com. Follow him on Twitter, @CM_KDeane.)

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