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Archive for February, 2013

  • Man charged in slaying of Miss. mayoral candidate

    February 28, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    This Jan. 20, 2007 photo shows Marco McMillian, 34, a candidate for mayor of Clarksdale, Miss., who was found dead on the Mississippi River levee Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013 between Sherard and Rena Lara, Miss. Authorities say the case is being investigated as a...

  • Rodman tells Kim Jong Un he has ‘friend for life’

    February 28, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, left, and former NBA star Dennis Rodman watch North Korean and U.S. players in an exhibition basketball game at an arena in Pyongyang, North Korea, Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013. Rodman arrived in Pyongyang on Monday with three...

  • Now a ‘simple pilgrim,’ Benedict resigns papacy

    February 28, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

    Pope Benedict XVI walks away after addressing the crowd from the window of the Pope’s summer residence of Castel Gandolfo, the scenic town where he will spend his first post-Vatican days and make his last public blessing as pope,Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013....

  • Obama urges court to overturn gay marriage ban

    February 28, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    FILE – This July 16, 2011 file photo, shows Republican presidential candidate, former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, speaking at a rally in West Valley City, Utah. Huntsman has come out in support of same-sex marriages. Huntsman, a Republican, wrote an essay...

  • Villegas takes lead with a late eagle at Honda

    February 28, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, watches his tee shot on the 10th hole during the first round of the Honda Classic golf tournament, Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013, in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee) PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — With one bold...

  • GI pleads guilty in WikiLeaks case, faces 20 years

    February 28, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    FILE – In this June 25, 2012 file photo, Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, right, is escorted out of a courthouse in Fort Meade, Md. The Army private charged in the largest leak of classified material in U.S. history says he sent the material to WikiLeaks to...

  • Robin Troublefield

    February 27, 2013 • ObituariesComments Off

    A graveside service is scheduled for 10:30 a.m., Saturday, March 2, 2013, at Hagerman Cemetery, for Robin Camille Troublefield, 67, who passed away peacefully on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, in Lubbock, Texas. Brother Gayland Isaacs, of Artesia, will officiate....

  • The Librarian in the Hat

    February 27, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    Kate Keith of the Roswell Public Library reads from Dr. Suess, celebrating the upcoming birthday of the children’s author, Wednesday morning. (Mark Wilson Photo) [/auth...

  • Roswell Tower on hit list

    February 27, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    Roswell International Airport may lose its federally operated control tower if President Barack Obama and Congressional leaders fail to avoid the budget sequestration by the end of Friday. Some 30 workers, from cleaners to Federal Aviation Administration air...

  • Senate OKs fee, wording change

    February 27, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    The state Senate voted 41-0 Tuesday to pass a bill, sponsored by Sen. Gay Kernan, R-Hobbs, that would reduce the cost for an exam to receive a high school equivalency diploma. SB 183 would replace the term “GED” with “High School Equivalency Diploma”...