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Archive for December 9th, 2012

  • Lupus forces singer Toni Braxton into LA hospital

    December 9, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

    FILE – In this Feb. 23, 2012 file photo, singer Toni Braxton arrives at The Hollywood Reporter Nominees Night, at Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s official residence in Los Angeles. Braxton has been hospitalized in Los Angeles for health issues caused...

  • Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott expecting 1st baby

    December 9, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

    FILE – In this Nov. 10, 2010 file photo, Hillary Scott of the group Lady Antebellum attends the 44th Annual Country Music Awards in Nashville, Tenn.Scott announced her pregnancy Friday Dec. 7, 2012 on Twitter, calling the baby “our Christmas gift.”...

  • Bieber, Swift, One Direction at Jingle Ball

    December 9, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

    Singer Taylor Swift performs at Z100′s Jingle Ball 2012 presented by Aeropostale at Madison Square Garden on Friday Dec. 7, 2012 in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Justin Bieber is smooth with the dance moves — but is...

  • ‘Walking Dead’ wins game of the year at Spike VGAs

    December 9, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

    From left, Jessica Alba presents the award for best action adventure to Raphael Colantonio and Harvey Smith for “Dishonored” at Spike’s 10th Annual Video Game Awards at Sony Studios on Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, in Culver City, Calif. (Photo by...

  • NM Republicans elect new party chairman

    December 9, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A retired businessman from southern New Mexico was elected Saturday as the new chairman of the Republican Party of New Mexico. John Billingsley of Lincoln County was elected during a central committee meeting in Albuquerque. He will...

  • Carlsbad school bus contractor faces bankruptcy

    December 9, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — The city of Carlsbad’s only school bus contractor has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The filing will allow Ballard Bus Inc. to keep operating while restructuring and making payments to creditors, the Carlsbad...

  • 1,000 temp workers to be hired at Artesia refinery

    December 9, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ARTESIA, N.M. (AP) — Navajo Refinery is planning to hire more than 1,000 temporary workers next month to help with maintenance at the southern New Mexico plant. The Carlsbad Current Argus reports (http://bit.ly/U3XJyb) that the workers could be employed at...

  • Changes at NM power plant hinge on coal contract

    December 9, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Plans to shutter part of Four Corners Power Plant are on hold pending negotiations of a contract to supply coal to two of the plant’s newer units. The Daily Times reports (http://bit.ly/YYIuNz) that plant operator Arizona...

  • NM renewable energy advocates clash over proposal

    December 9, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A proposal that would allow electric utilities to choose their alternative energy sources rather than be required to use solar as part of the mix has New Mexico’s solar industry worried. The industry’s leaders and other...

  • Report tallies Santa Fe teacher absences

    December 9, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — An analysis by the Santa Fe school district shows one-third of teachers were absent more than 10 days during the last school year due to illness and other personal reasons. Another third were absent more than five days for professional...