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Archive for January 1st, 2012

  • Times Square New Year’s Eve bash warmer this year

    January 1, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

    Pitbull performs in Times Square during New Year’s Eve celebrations, Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011, in New York. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes) NEW YORK (AP) — The crowds are getting primed in Times Square for the big New Year’s Eve ball drop with music by...

  • Hollywood’s take on Obama: Less gushing this time

    January 1, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

    FILE – In this Oct. 12, 2010 file photo, actor George Clooney speaks to reporters outside the White House in Washington after meeting with President Barack Obama about his recent trip to Sudan. Hollywood, as everyone knows, loves the Next Big Thing. And...

  • It’s never been safer to fly; deaths at record low

    January 1, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this Dec. 23, 2011 file photo, travelers check their luggage at a United Airlines express check-in area at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago. Boarding an airplane has never been safer. In the last 10 years, there were 153...

  • Daniels readies final test in conservative lab

    January 1, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this Dec. 29, 2011 file photo, Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels responds to a question during an interview at the Statehouse, in Indianapolis. Daniels has pushed through sweeping changes in seven years in office including the nation’s broadest...

  • New amusement park boss looks beyond big thrills

    January 1, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    This undated photo provided by the Cedar Fair Entertainment Co. shows Matthew Ouimet. Ouimet, the incoming chief executive of the nation’s third biggest amusement park chain, wants to bring a little Disney magic to the company’s parks in the...

  • AC in ’12: Reveling in comeback or still slumping?

    January 1, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    In this July 6, 2011 photo, gamblers at the Tropicana Casino and Resort in Atlantic City, N.J., wait for numbers to be drawn from a lotto-type contest the casino sponsored. Keeping those customers, and adding new ones, are key challenges for Atlantic City in...

  • State revenue rises, but not enough to offset cuts

    January 1, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    In this Oct. 20, 2011, photo, Sarah Comito, a recipient of child care aid, and her, son Matthew, 3, are outside their home in Oxnard, Calif. Advocates of welfare reform in California often cite one statistic as they have pressed for cuts and changes to the...

  • In 2012, Obama to press ahead without Congress

    January 1, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this Dec. 20, 2011 file photo, President Barack Obama speaks in the White House briefing room in Washington. Leaving behind a year of bruising legislative battles, President Barack Obama enters his fourth year in office having calculated that...

  • NM man facing charge of bigamy

    January 1, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    LAS VEGAS, N.M. (AP) — A Las Vegas man is facing a charge of bigamy after state police say they obtained evidence that he was not legally divorced from his first wife. The Las Vegas Optic (http://bit.ly/umIoL6 ) reports 85-year-old Joe Olivas was arrested...

  • Woman arrested fatal Santa Fe crash

    January 1, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A Santa Fe girl died early Saturday morning after a car crash that police say was caused by a suspected drunken driver. Her 3-year-old sister was airlifted to a hospital in Albuquerque. Police arrested 56-year-old Deborah Aaron of...