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Archive for April 7th, 2013

  • China’s Xi offers to reduce friction over hotspots

    April 7, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    China’s President Xi Jinping speaks at the opening ceremony of the annual Boao Forum in Boao, in southern China’s Hainan province, Sunday, April 7, 2013. (AP Photo/Alexander F. Yuan, Pool) BOAO, China (AP) — With pressure growing on Beijing to...

  • Fashion designer Lilly Pulitzer dies at 81

    April 7, 2013 • Business, EntertainmentComments Off

    FILE – In this undated file photo released by Lilly Pulitzer, a design by Lilly Pulitzer is shown. P ulitzer, known for her tropical print dresses, died in Florida at 81 on Sunday, April, 7, 2013.(AP Photo/Lilly Pulitzer) NO SALES MIAMI (AP) — Lilly...

  • Broadcasters worry about ‘Zero TV’ homes

    April 7, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    This undated image provided by James Weitze shows a truck driver taking a self portrait on the road. Weitze satisfies his video fix with an iPhone. He sleeps most of the time in his truck, and has no apartment. To be sure, he’s an extreme case and...

  • Fracking coalition upsets both greens and drillers

    April 7, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Like a marriage the in-laws don’t approve of, a new plan to strengthen standards for fracking is creating unusual divisions among environmentalists and supporters of the oil and gas industry. At first glance, it’s hard to...

  • Fracking coalition upsets both greens and drillers

    April 7, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this Oct. 14, 2011 file photo, a drilling rig is set up near a barn in Springville, Pa., to tap gas from the giant Marcellus Shale gas field. A new plan to strengthen standards for fracking is creating unusual divisions among environmentalists...

  • Man gets life sentence for murder in Tucumcari

    April 7, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    PORTALES, N.M. (AP) — A 70-year-old man was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison for a 2009 shooting death at a lodge in Tucumcari. The Portales News-Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/17l5aKv) that Robert Wynashe was convicted...

  • High-speed chase that began in Texas ends in NM

    April 7, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    PORTALES, N.M. (AP) — A high-speed chase that began in Texas ended in eastern New Mexico after tire deflation devices were used to stop the speeding sedan. Authorities say driver Christopher Sharp refused to stop early Sunday morning after being clocked by...

  • vNM shells out for repair costs despite warranty

    April 7, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The state of New Mexico has had to pay nearly $14 million in unexpected repair costs for a stretch of U.S. 550 due to a liability limit that was included in a 20-year warranty on the reconstruction and widening of the highway...

  • NM rehab facility celebrates new greenhouse

    April 7, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    In this Tuesday, April 3, 2013 photo, Herbert Zohine performs a blessing ceremony during a dedication for a new greenhouse at Totah Behavioral Health in Farmington N.M. (AP Photo/The Daily Times, Jon Austria) FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Totah Behavioral Health...

  • Misconduct cases could cost over $12 million

    April 7, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The potential taxpayer tab for misconduct cases involving Albuquerque police officers in 2013 is above $12 million. That figure includes a $10.3 million jury award last month in a lawsuit filed by the family of Iraq War veteran...