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Archive for June 22nd, 2012

  • Baseball team leaving Carlsbad over alcohol spat

    June 22, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — A minor league baseball team has struck out in Carlsbad because of a disagreement about the sale of alcohol at games. The Carlsbad Current-Argus (http://bit.ly/KPsCIe) reports Carlsbad Mayor Dale Janway confirmed Wednesday the Carlsbad...

  • PERA considering cuts to state pension benefits

    June 22, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Public Employees Retirement Association of New Mexico is considering making cuts in future retirement benefits for more than 54,000 government workers. The Albuquerque Journal (http://bit.ly/MNnlLh) reports PERA officials are...

  • Santa Teresa Port of Entry gets new director

    June 22, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA TERESA, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Customs and Border Protection Santa Teresa Port of Entry has a new director. Joanne Thale-Lembo was sworn into office Wednesday during a CBP Field Operations change of command ceremony. Thale-Lembo will direct operations...

  • Los Alamos Lab to let go of 80 contract workers

    June 22, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — Los Alamos National Laboratory is letting go of some of its workers. The Los Alamos Monitor (http://bit.ly/PA4BCX) reports lab director Charlie McMillan said 80 contractor positions would be eliminated. McMillan made the announcement...

  • 1 dead in Albuquerque house fire

    June 22, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Fire officials say one person has died from injuries in a fire in an Albuquerque home. KRQE-TV (http://bit.ly/M9dF2K) reports firefighters found a man in the blaze Thursday morning and pronounced him dead at the scene. A fire...

  • Duluth cleans up as Minn. floods persist to south

    June 22, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

    Carl Carlson III, left, and Connie Strong, right, help evacuate Jan Martin from her home in the Lincoln Park neighborhood after record rainfall hit the Duluth, Minn., area Wednesday June, 20, 2012. Most areas received seven to 10 inches of rain in the past 24...

  • Penn State child sex abuse case goes to jury

    June 22, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

    Former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky leaves the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte, Pa., Thursday, June 21, 2012. Jurors in the case began deliberations Thursday. Sandusky is charged with 48 counts of child sexual abuse...

  • Paraguay president impeached, faces trial

    June 22, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

    Senators debate the possible impeachment of President Fernando Lugo in Asuncion, Paraguay, Thursday, June 21, 2012. The lower house of Paraguay’s congress voted to begin impeachment proceedings against Lugo for his role in a violent eviction, after he...

  • UVa board to consider reinstating ousted president

    June 22, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

    Members of the University of Virginia Faculty Senate Executive Council stand on the steps of the Rotunda, where hundreds gathered for a silent vigil in support of the reinstatement of ousted university President Teresa Sullivan Wednesday, June 20, 2012, in...

  • At least $380K raised for bullied NY bus monitor

    June 22, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

    In this June 20, 2012 photo, Karen Klein, 68, of Greece, N.Y., talks about the verbal abuse she endured from Greece middle school students while she was school bus monitor. Since the incident was captured in a 10-minute video posted to YouTube, more than...