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Archive for April 11th, 2013

  • PVACD reaffirms opposition of priority call on Pecos River

    April 11, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    During its monthly meeting Thursday, the Pecos Valley Artesian Conservancy District’s Board of Directors reaffirmed its opposition to the Carlsbad Irrigation District’s demand for a priority call on the Pecos River. PVACD Chairman Bill Netherlin read a...

  • China pulls ‘Django Unchained’ on day of premiere

    April 11, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this Thursday, March 7, 2013 file photo, actor Leonardo DiCaprio waves to fans upon arrival for a premiere of his new film “Django Unchained” in Seoul, South Korea. The Hollywood film “Django Unchained” has been pulled...

  • Implanted ‘bracelet’ helps treat heartburn

    April 11, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    A tiny magnetic bracelet implanted at the base of the throat is greatly improving life for some people with chronic heartburn who need more help than medicine can give them. It’s a novel way to treat severe acid reflux, which plagues millions of Americans...

  • Billionaire wins wine fight; jury awards him $380K

    April 11, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    Florida energy magnate William Koch smiles as he leaves Manhattan federal court, Thursday, April 11, 2013 in New York. A jury agreed that California businessman Eric Greenberg had sold Koch 24 bogus bottles of vintage wine at a 2005 auction and awarded him...

  • Ex-Sands exec Weidner details deal making in China

    April 11, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    Former Las Vegas Sands Corp. president and COO William Weidner, right, listens to questions from James Pisanelli, attorney for the plaintiff, during Weidner’s second day of testimony in a breach of contract case brought by Hong Kong businessman Richard...

  • Thieves hit TV towers

    April 11, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    Copper thieves hit three television towers east of Roswell Sunday and Monday. The subjects took copper and scrap metal from the towers and stole the compressors from equipment rooms that heat and cool the towers. According to the Chaves County Sheriff’s...

  • US unemployment aid applications plummet to 346K

    April 11, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    In this Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, photo, job seekers wait in line to talk with prospective employers at the Edison Career Fair job fair in the Iselin section of Woodbridgeo Township, N.J. The number of Americans seeking U.S. unemployment benefits fell sharply...

  • Facebook’s Zuckerberg launches political group

    April 11, 2013 • Business, EntertainmentComments Off

    FILE- In this Thursday, March 20, 2013 file photo, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. Teaming up with other Silicon Valley leaders, Zuckerberg has formally launched a political group aimed at revamping...

  • Police search for suspect in NM soda burglaries

    April 11, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Police in Santa Fe are searching for a man suspected of burglarizing more than a dozen vending machines in the city. Detectives say the suspect was captured on video by a camera inside one of the machines on Feb. 10. The video shows...

  • Las Cruces woman pleads guilty to robbing a bank

    April 11, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Las Cruces woman has pleaded guilty to robbing a bank in New Mexico three months ago. Federal prosecutors say 58-year-old Yolanda Boyle entered her plea Thursday and didn’t have a plea agreement. They say Boyle admitted to...