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Archive for March 8th, 2013

  • River Phoenix’s last film premieres in Miami

    March 8, 2013 • EntertainmentComments Off

    This March 6, 2013 photo shows director George Sluizer, seated left, speaking with Florencia Di Concilio as James Michael Taylor, rear, looks on during a reception before the U.S. premiere of Sluizer’s film, “Dark Blood,” starring the late...

  • Motown founder readies for ‘last major endeavor’

    March 8, 2013 • Entertainment, National NewsComments Off

    This March 5, 2013 photo shows Berry Gordy posing for a portrait in Times Square in New York. For Berry Gordy, conquering Broadway is the next – and by his own admission, last – major milestone of a magical, musical career. The 83-year-old Motown...

  • NJ lawmakers clash over post-Sandy debris contract

    March 8, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    Members of a joint Senate-Assembly committee talk among themselves, foreground, Friday, March 8, 2013, in Trenton, N.J., as they ask questions of AshBritt Environmental CEO Randal Perkins, center back, at the Statehouse. The New Jersey lawmakers questioned...

  • Pivotal votes on Colo. gun-control measures

    March 8, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    Colorado State Senator Steve King speaks at the podium during a debate period on a day of voting on gun control bills before the Colorado Legislature, at the State Capitol, in Denver, Friday March 8, 2013. Colorado Democrats are on the cusp of advancing...

  • Utah moves to tax e-cigarettes like regular smokes

    March 8, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    Rep. Paul Ray, R-Clearfield, gives an interview in the background while a candy jar filled with cigarettes and candy sit on a podium following a news conference Wednesday, Rep. March 6, 20013, at the Utah State Capitol, in Salt Lake City. Ray wants to make...

  • Delta Air Lines CEO opposes TSA policy on knives

    March 8, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this Jan. 4, 2010 file photo, TSA officer Robert Howard signals an airline passenger forward at a security check-point at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in SeaTac, Wash. Flight attendants, pilots, federal air marshals and even insurance...

  • Job gains cut unemployment to 7.7 pct., 4-year low

    March 8, 2013 • Business, National NewsComments Off

    In this Monday, Feb. 25, 2013 photo, Sayed Mouawad, right, of Providence, R.I., gestures while speaking to a company representative during a job fair in Boston. U.S. employers ramped up hiring in February, adding 236,000 jobs and pushing the unemployment rate...

  • Stocks gain for sixth day on strong jobs growth

    March 8, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    Specialist John McNierney, right, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Friday, March 8, 2013. Stocks are opening higher on Wall Street after the government reported a burst of hiring last month that sent the unemployment rate to a four-year low....

  • Senate panel OKs budget without teacher merit pay

    March 8, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A proposed $5.9 billion budget is heading to the Senate with a more than 4 percent increase in spending next year and money for pay raises for educators and state workers. The Finance Committee unanimously endorsed the budget on...

  • Man re-indicted in 2011 double homicide in Clovis

    March 8, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a man has been re-indicted for his alleged involvement in a 2011 double homicide in Clovis. New Mexico prosecutors say 28-year-old Enrique DeLeon originally was indicted for first-degree murder in the deaths of Joe Valero...