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Archive for March 9th, 2013

  • Tiffani Thiessen thankful she missed TMZ era

    March 9, 2013 • EntertainmentComments Off

    This Feb. 6, 2013 photo shows actress Tiffani Thiessen posing for a portrait in New York. Thiessen, best known for her former role as Kelly Kapowski on TV’s “Saved by the Bell,” says she had no idea at the time of how popular the show was....

  • River Phoenix’s last film premieres in Miami

    March 9, 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...

  • Preservation of Venezuelan leader’s body not easy

    March 9, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    A woman holds a poster of Venezuela’s late President Hugo Chavez over a sleeping boy as she stands in line to see Chavez’s body lying in state at the military academy in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, March 8, 2013. Chavez died on March 5 after a...

  • Businesses in military towns brace for budget hit

    March 9, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    In this Monday, March 4, 2013 photo taken in Fayetteville, N.C., Tom Raper, owner of Bragg Pawn Shop, talks about small business near Fort Bragg military base. His pawn shop is located on Yadkin Road near a main entrance to the base. More than 8,500 civilian...

  • Stroke prevention device misses key goal in study

    March 9, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    This undated image provided by Boston Scientific on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013 shows an experimental heart device called the Watchman. The future is unclear for the promising heart device aimed at preventing strokes in people at high risk of them because of an...

  • NYC soda size rule eyed from coffee shops to clubs

    March 9, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    A Coca-Cola poster about the city’s new beverage ban is displayed at a pizza shop, Friday, March 8, 2013, at New York’s Penn Station. The nation’s first limit on the size of sugar-laden beverages is set to take effect Tuesday in the city....

  • Fracking health study results likely years off

    March 9, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this June 20, 2012 file photo, protesters rally against the oil and gas drilling method known as hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” as the legislative session winds down at the Capitol in Albany, N.Y. The health study cited by...

  • Thousands of Greeks protest planned gold mine

    March 9, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    Demonstrators shout slogans during a protest in Thessaloniki on Saturday March 9, 2013. More than 10,000 people took to the streets to protest against a planned gold mine operation by Canadian company Eldorado Gold Corp. in the peninsula of Chalkidiki that...

  • Politicians look for credit in a rising economy

    March 9, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    FILE – In this March 8, 2013 file photo, specialist Donald Civitanova, right, works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. When it comes to the economy, presidents usually get the rap for downturns and reap benefits from upturns. But...

  • NM Senate OKs legislative pension change

    March 9, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Senate has approved a proposal that would allow former and current lawmakers to enroll in a state pension fund if they had failed to meet previous deadlines for joining the retirement system. The measure cleared the Senate with...