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Archive for March 19th, 2013

  • Ernest Orahood

    March 19, 2013 • ObituariesComments Off

    Ernest Orahood, 96, long-time resident of La Junta, Colo., passed away Saturday, March 9th, in Roswell, after a brief illness. He is survived by his daughter and son-in law, Kathy and Bob Sabin, their children Michael and his wife Maria and son Andrew of...

  • Cyprus in limbo after rejecting bank seizures plan

    March 19, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    Protester stand in front of a banner which reads “Cyprus Says No” during a crucial parliamentary vote on a plan to seize a part of depositors’ bank savings, in central Nicosia, Tuesday, March 19, 2013. The Cypriot government sought Tuesday...

  • Alaska Senate poised to begin debate on oil taxes

    March 19, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    Sen. Pete Kelly, R-Fairbanks, left, speaks with Sen. Bill Wielechowski during a break on the Senate floor on Tuesday, March 19, 2013, in Juneau, Alaska. Wielechowski, D-Anchorage, and other minority members asked questions about differences between different...

  • Transocean CEO: Rig workers should have done more

    March 19, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    Steve Newman, president and CEO of Swiss-based Trancocean Ltd., leaves Federal Court after testifying in New Orleans, Tuesday, March 19, 2013. Transocean was the owner of the rig Deepwater Horizon, which was being operated under contract to BP when BP’s...

  • Fla. man charged in NY $8M Facebook shares fraud

    March 19, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    In this May 2008 photo, Craig Berkman is photographed in Portland, Ore. Berkman, a Florida investment adviser and onetime Oregon gubernatorial candidate, has been charged in New York in an $8 million securities fraud scheme that capitalized on enthusiasm for...

  • 1 man dead after long standoff at NM apartment

    March 19, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a man is dead after a more than four-hour standoff at an Albuquerque apartment complex. Albuquerque police officers went to the apartment in the far Northeast Heights on Tuesday morning after receiving information...

  • Officials urge licenses for NM same-sex marriages

    March 19, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Legislature left town without acting on a constitutional amendment to legalize gay marriage, so Santa Fe Mayor David Coss and a City Council member are encouraging county clerks to issue marriage licenses to same-sex...

  • NM governor is in Rome for pope’s inauguration

    March 19, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez is hoping Pope Francis will reinvigorate Catholics worldwide and fix any problems that are lingering from recent scandals. Martinez was in Rome on Tuesday with a U.S. delegation led by Vice President Joseph...

  • Los Alamos seeking to shed ‘Atomic City’ name

    March 19, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — Los Alamos does not want to be known as the “Atomic City” anymore. KRQE-TV reports (http://bit.ly/144E2Q2) that Los Alamos County is trying to create a new brand for the northern New Mexico community. Los Alamos is...

  • NMSU player pleads not guilty to battery charge

    March 19, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State University senior forward Tyrone Watson has pleaded not guilty to a felony battery charge accusing him of severely beating a fellow student at a party. An indictment issued by a Dona Ana County grand jury accuses the...