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Archive for June 27th, 2012

  • UNM hires Kunio Kono as swimming and diving coach

    June 27, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Kunio Kono has been hired as New Mexico’s swimming and diving head coach. He becomes only the fourth swimming and diving coach in the school’s history. The 41-year-old Kono replaces Tracy Ljone, who left the program last...

  • Albuquerque SWAT, suicide victim exchanged gunfire

    June 27, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Police and a 20-year-old man who fatally shot himself during a standoff with SWAT team officers had exchanged gunfire, resulting in the case being investigated as an officer-involved shooting. Police spokeswoman Tasia Martinez said...

  • New Mexico law aims to dig up chile fraud

    June 27, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A new law aimed at protecting authentic New Mexico chile is set to go into effect. The Las Cruces Sun-News reports (http://bit.ly/LyQOwE) that impostors of the state’s iconic agricultural product will be guilty of trademark...

  • Ruidoso tourism hurting after wildfire

    June 27, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — One of the worst wildfires in New Mexico history is putting a damper on out-of-state tourism to the village of Ruidoso. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/MV50Mj) that village officials recently have launched a new...

  • DoE eyes WIPP, Eddy County for mercury storage

    June 27, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Energy is searching for a site for long-term management and storage of about 10,000 metric tons of elemental mercury and its eye is on two possible locations in Eddy County. The Carlsbad Current-Argus reports...

  • Nora Ephron, writer-filmmaker, dies at 71

    June 27, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

    In this film publicity image released by Columbia Pictures, Meryl Streep portrays Julia Child in a scene from, “Julie & Julia,” written and directed by Nora Ephron. Publisher Alfred A. Knopf confirmed Tuesday, June 26, 2012, that author and...

  • Record heat hampers efforts to fight wildfires

    June 27, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

    A golfer tees off as his partner watches a wildfire burning in the Scratchgravel Hills on Monday, June 25, 2012, in Helena, Mont. Scorching heat and high winds caused wildfires to break out across southwestern Montana, forcing the evacuation of more than 200...

  • Obama prepping thousands of lawyers for election

    June 27, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

    President Barack Obama places an order at The Varsity restaurant, Tuesday, June 26, 2012, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — President Barack Obama’s campaign has recruited a legion of lawyers to be on standby for this...

  • Both Koreas suffering worst drought in a century

    June 27, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

    South Korean Prime Minister Kim Hwang-sik, second from left, waters a dried-up rice paddy while inspecting farmland hit by months of drought in Hwaseong, South Korea, Tuesday, June 26, 2012. South Korean officials reported the worst drought in more than a...

  • Presidents approve college football playoff

    June 27, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

    Virginia Tech President Charles Steger, third from left, smiles as he and others arrive for a media availability after a BCS presidential oversight committee meeting, Tuesday, June 26, 2012, in Washington. A committee of university presidents on Tuesday...