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Archive for May 22nd, 2012

  • Where are Facebook’s friends? Stock down after IPO

    May 22, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In a Friday, May 18, 2012 file photo, curious bystanders watch through the Nasdaq windows as Facebook shares begin trading, in New York. Facebook’s stock is sinking nearly 7 percent, Monday, May 21, 2012, falling below the $38 IPO price, in...

  • Ex-Syracuse hoops coach’s wife sues ESPN for libel

    May 22, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    Laurie Fine, at podium, speaks during a news conference in Geneva, N.Y., Wednesday, May 16, 2012. The wife of fired Syracuse University assistant basketball coach Bernie Fine claimed that ESPN maliciously trampled her reputation by broadcasting salacious...

  • Webcasts push solar eclipse to the masses

    May 22, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    Nick Bremner, Aaron Bremner, and Joel Bremner, from Sonoma, Calif., take a look at the solar eclipse through homemade masks out of welding glass in Upper Bidwell Park at the Kiwanis Chico Community Observatory Sunday May 20, 2012 in Chico, Calif. Millions of...

  • $36 million potash compaction plant opens in NM

    May 22, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — Mosaic Potash has brought online its new $36 million compaction plant after two years of construction. The Carlsbad Current Argus reports (http://bit.ly/KNjMVV ) that the new six-story high plant replaces an old facility that was built...

  • NMSU researcher wins grant to map chile genetics

    May 22, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A graduate student researcher at New Mexico State University will head to Asia to help unravel the genetic mysteries of a disease-resistant chile. Horticulture student Greg Reeves has been awarded a National Science Foundation grant...

  • NM governor to honor law officers, public workers

    May 22, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez will be kicking off a week of events to honor law enforcement officers, public employees and other heroes. Martinez will start Tuesday by presenting awards to recognize the actions of 10 people during...

  • Parole hearing scheduled for former NM attorney

    May 22, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A former Santa Fe attorney serving prison time for a fatal drunken-driving crash is scheduled for a parole hearing. In March, corrections officials said improper phone calls and emails to media, family and a lawyer would keep Carlos...

  • Santa Fe expecting more children in meals program

    May 22, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Santa Fe Public Schools will be offering free lunch and breakfast at about a dozen schools during the summer. It’s the tenth year for the meals program, but coordinator Betsy Torres says she expects at least 2,000 children this...

  • Obama: Joplin graduates are source of inspiration

    May 22, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

    President Barack Obama, center, is introduced at the Joplin High School commencement ceremony, Monday, May 21, 2012, at Missouri Southern State University in Joplin, Mo. Also also on stage with Obama are from left to right, Assistant Superintendent Angie...

  • Boy rescued above waterfall not scared – at first

    May 22, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

    In this still frame made from video provided by the Snohomish County Sheriff’s office Monday, May 21, 2012, a Search and Rescue volunteer works to rescue a 13-year-old boy, who had been wading in the Wallace River when he lost his footing late Saturday...