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Archive for June 15th, 2012

  • EPA sets tighter standards for soot pollution

    June 15, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this June 15, 2011, file photo Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa Jackson testifies before the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works regarding the Clean Air Act and Public Health on Capitol Hill in Washington....

  • American drivers turn to smaller, better engines

    June 15, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE- This Sept. 16, 2008 file photo shows the engine compartment of Scott Pierce’s 1969 Oldsmobile F-85 with the W-31 engine performance package, in MEriden, Conn.Back when gas was cheap, Americans bought cars with V-8 engines like the Big Block, Cobra...

  • US Olympic uniforms could shave time off sprints

    June 15, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    This product illustration released by Nike shows a Turbospeed suit, the official apparel for the USA Track & Field team for the London Summer Olympics. U.S. Olympic track and field athletes will wear the uniforms at the London Olympics that Nike says...

  • Panel OK's bill to keep gas drill waste out of NJ

    June 15, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    Environmental activists Janice Rapp, left, of Jackson, N.J., and Kathy Ottmer, of Ocean Gate, N.J., hold signs and shout at passing motorists outside the Statehouse in Trenton, N.J., Thursday, June 14, 2012, as they stand with a group hoping to keep...

  • Coke to enter Myanmar for first time in 60 years

    June 15, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE- In this April 20, 2009, file photo, a customer walks by cases of Coca-Cola at JJ&F Market in Palo Alto, Calif. Coca-Cola, the world’s biggest soft drink maker said Thursday, June 14, 2012, it will start doing business in Myanmar as soon as the...

  • Crews battle flames as some NM residents go home

    June 15, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez signs a new testament for Frankie Pirelli, left, as Firefighters for Christ volunteer. Bill McGeachy watches at the Little Bear Fire incident command area Monday June 11, 2012 in Ruidoso, N.M. Hundreds of residents have been...

  • Bear scratches girl camping at Bandelier

    June 15, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — A campground at the Bandelier National Monument will remain closed for up to 10 days while authorities try to capture a black bear that scratched a young girl. New Mexico Game and Fish spokesman Dan Williams says the back of the...

  • Teacher evaluation program to be tested this fall

    June 15, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A new program aimed at evaluating New Mexico’s teachers will be tested at selected schools this fall. The evaluation program announced Wednesday will be based on classroom observations, improvements in student test scores and...

  • Audit: Half of inmates back to prison in 5 years

    June 15, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s corrections system needs to better prepare inmates for their release back into communities because about half return to prison within five years, according to a legislative audit released Thursday. By reducing inmate...

  • Judge says Albuquerque police used excessive force

    June 15, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A federal judge is maintaining his ruling that Albuquerque police used excessive force in the 2009 arrest of a drunken man who was subdued using stun guns, bean bag rounds and a police dog. The Albuquerque Journal...