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Archive for July 5th, 2012

  • Engineers, mechanics renovate NC whirligigs

    July 5, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

    In this photo taken Monday, June 25, 2012, whirligigs by Vollis Simpson are shown along the entrance to Fearrington Village near Pittsboro, N.C. In a huge warehouse a few miles from where Simpson’s whirligigs have stood for years in Lucama, N.C., people...

  • Andy Griffith evoked, stylized small-town America

    July 5, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

    FILE- This undated file image originally released by Viacom shows cast members from “The Andy Griffith Show,” from left, Don Knotts as Deputy Barney Fife, Ron Howard as Opie Taylor and Andy Griffith as Sheriff Andy Taylor. Griffith, whose homespun...

  • Barclays ex-CEO avoids implicating UK authorities

    July 5, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2010 file photo Bob Diamond, Chief Executive of Barclays, listens during a plenary session on the first day of the 40th Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum, WEF, in Davos, Switzerland. Barclays Chief Executive...

  • Many Native Americans live next to power plants

    July 5, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    In this Monday, May 14, 2012, photo, the Reid-Gardner power station is seen near a farm on the Moapa Indian Reservation, in Moapa, Nev. Across the country, a disproportionate number of power plants operate near Indian tribal lands. Some tribes embrace the...

  • AP survey: Next president faces high unemployment

    July 5, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE- In this Saturday, June 30, 2012, file photo, President Barack Obama walks out of the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. High unemployment threatens not only President Barack Obama’s re-election prospects. It will also bedevil whoever...

  • Monti: Italy does not need a bailout

    July 5, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Italian Premier Mario Monti arrive for a bilateral meeting at Villa Madama in Rome, Wednesday, July 4, 2012. Merkel is traveling to Rome for a regular meeting of the senior officials from the two countries along with...

  • Twitter helps find dog that took train to Dublin

    July 5, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    This image made available by Irish Rail shows Deirdre Anglin after being reunited with her Jack Russell terrier Patch Wednesday July 4, 2012 in Dublin, Ireland. When Patch hopped aboard the train to Dublin, the power of Twitter reunited the dog with his...

  • EU Parliament rejects ACTA anti-piracy treaty

    July 5, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    Green Party members of the European parliament demonstrate against the ACTA project (Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement) during the vote Wednesday, July 4, 2012 at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, eastern France. The European Parliament has...

  • Questions raised on Venezuela joining Mercosur

    July 5, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    Argentina’s President Cristina Fernandez, right, speaks as her Foreign Minister Hector Timerman looks on during a Mercosur summit in Mendoza, Argentina, Friday, June 29, 2012. Fernandez announced that the Mercosur trade bloc will not slap economic...

  • Blaze near Carlsbad Caverns 50 percent contained

    July 5, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    CALSBAD, N.M. (AP) — A wildfire burning on the western border of Carlsbad Caverns National Park is now 50 percent contained. Fire officials said Wednesday crews were able to take advantage of rain, higher humidity and cooler temperatures to battle the...