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Archive for August 30th, 2013

  • Chappelle heckled at Conn. show, stops performance

    August 30, 2013 • EntertainmentComments Off

    Inb a May 5, 2006 file photo comedian Dave Chappelle attends a reception at the Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville, Ky. Chappelle decided to sit out most of his show in Hartford Thursday, Aiug. 29, 2013, because of a noisy audience. (AP Photo/Brian Bohannon,...

  • Dunkin’ Donuts apologizes for blackface advert

    August 30, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    An advertisement poster of a smiling woman with bright pink lips in blackface makeup holding a doughnut is seen on a Skytrain, a commuter train in Bangkok, Thailand, Friday, Aug. 30, 2013. A leading human rights group has called on Dunkin’ Donuts to...

  • School support staff must back charter under bill

    August 30, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    Assemblyman Steven Bradford, D-Gardena, listens to the debate over his bill that would make it harder for parents and others to convert public schools to charters by requiring them to get the consent of lower-level unionized school employees, at the Capitol...

  • Batch Brewing wins Comerica Hatch Detroit contest

    August 30, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    This Aug. 29, 2013 photo shows partners of Batch Brewing Company, from left, Stephen Roginson, Jason Williams and Anthony O’Donnell in Detroit. Batch Brewing Co. has won the 2013 Comerica Hatch Detroit Contest and is getting a $50,000 grand prize. The...

  • Legislation would expand who can perform abortions

    August 30, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    Assemblywoman Kristin Olsen, R-Modesto, urged lawmakers to reject a bill to allow nurse practitioners, certified nurse midwives and physician assistants to perform a type of abortion in the first trimester, at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., Friday, Aug....

  • Bill would help farmworkers collect back wages

    August 30, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    State Sen. William Monning, D- Carmel, urges lawmakers to approve his bill that would hold successor farm labor contractors liable for wages owned to farmworkers, at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., Friday, Aug. 30, 2013. The bill, SB168 was approved by the...

  • Mexico ships 1st load of best tequila to China

    August 30, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    Women dressed in costumes stand in front of a line of cargo trucks during a ceremony marking the departure of the first load of blue agave tequila to China in Zapopan, Mexico, Friday, Aug. 30, 2013. Mexico has shipped its first load of blue agave tequila,...

  • Thousands may have claims in casino overtime case

    August 30, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this April 6, 2010 image provided by The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, the Cosmopolitan hotel and casino, is shown in Las Vegas. Lawyers say they’re trying to contact more than 7,000 current and former employees of The Cosmopolitan resort who...

  • Donations sought in Farmington embezzlement case

    August 30, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — The Farmington Convention and Visitors Bureau has moved to recoup some of the nearly $500,000 it lost in an embezzlement case by asking for donations from people who may have benefited from the scheme. Police have accused former...

  • Former CPA in Clovis is indicted for embezzlement

    August 30, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — The former treasurer for the New Mexico Cattle Growers Foundation is accused of embezzling about $296,000 from the organization. Authorities said Friday that a Curry County grand jury indicted 54-year-old Charles W. Fleming on 20 charges...