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Archive for January 17th, 2013

  • Algeria: Army rescues hostages, toll unclear

    January 17, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

    A man reads a newspaper headlining “Terrorist attack and kidnapping in In Amenas”, at a news stand in Algiers, Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013. Algerian forces raided a remote Sahara gas plant on Thursday in an attempt to free dozens of foreign hostages...

  • Dear Abby’s legacy: Wit, warmth, and snappy advice

    January 17, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    FILE – In this Feb. 14, 2001 file photo, “Dear Abby” advice columnist Pauline Friedman Phillips, 82, known to millions of readers as Abigail van Buren, signs autographs for some of dozens of fans after the dedication of a “Dear...

  • House GOP may seek short-term debt limit extension

    January 17, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    FILE – This Nov. 28, 2012 file photo shows House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis. walking on Capitol Hill in Washington. House Republicans say they may seek a short-term extension of the government’s debt limit in the next few...

  • Video game puts players in shoes of Syrian rebels

    January 17, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

    This undated image provided by Auroch Digital Ltd. shows the video game “Endgame: Syria.” The new video game based on Syria’s civil war seeks to illustrate the hard choices facing the country’s rebels: Should one agree to a negotiated...

  • US commandos boost numbers to train Mexican forces

    January 17, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    FILE – This Feb. 7, 2012 file photo shows Navy Adm. Bill McRaven, commander of the U.S. Special Operations Command speaking in Washington. U.S. officials say the Pentagon is stepping up aid for Mexico’s bloody drug war with a new U.S.-based...

  • Subway ‘crisis’: Is footlong sub really 11 inches?

    January 17, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    FILE – This Aug. 11, 2009, file photo, shows a chicken breast sandwich and water from subway on a kitchen counter in New York. Subway, the world’s largest fast food chain, is facing criticism after an Australian man posted a picture on the...

  • Area Scene: Entrance fee waived at Carlsbad Caverns on MLK Day

    January 17, 2013 • VistasComments Off

    Fee Free Day CARLSBAD CAVERNS NATIONAL PARK—The Caverns are having a “fee free day” Monday, Jan. 21. Entrance fees will be waived at all National Park Service properties in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. day. Entry into the self-guided Big Room and...

  • Around Town: Pancake breakfast at the Salvation Army

    January 17, 2013 • VistasComments Off

    Pancake Breakfast The Salvation Army’s monthly pancake breakfast will be this Saturday, Jan. 19, from 7- 11 a.m. at 612 West College Blvd. One-trip buffet style includes pancakes, waffles, omelets, eggs any style, biscuits and gravy, hash browns and egg...