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Archive for October 15th, 2013

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    NMMI vs. Alumni judge: ‘It all boils down to money’

    October 15, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    Court proceedings began Tuesday between the New Mexico Military Institute and its former Alumni Association, in a case that has pitted brother against brother in a bitter dispute over money and reputations. At the heart of the issue is whether the Alumni...

  • Shutdown puts sandhill crane habitat work on hold

    October 15, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Work normally arranged this time of year by federal employees to prepare for sandhill cranes’ migration to a central New Mexico wildlife refuge has been put off by the partial government shutdown. Without the shutdown, Fish...

  • University students’ loan default rates up in NM

    October 15, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Student loan defaults are up at most of New Mexico’s state universities. The default rate at New Mexico State University rose to 18. 5 percent for students who enrolled in the 2010 fiscal year, up from 15 percent for students...

  • Suspect in Myanmar hotel blast captured on CCTV

    October 15, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

    In this photo taken on Monday, Oct. 14, 2013, photographs of a homemade time bomb in a plastic bag found at a restaurant, is displayed at a police station in Yangon, Myanmar. Police urged vigilance after several small bombs exploded in and around...

  • NY fights site listing homes for tourists to rent

    October 15, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    In this Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 photo, Mishelle Farer poses for picture in her apartment, where she rents a room on Airbnb, in New York. Farer is an avid user of Airbnb, a website that allows travelers to rent other people’s homes or rooms. (AP...

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    Boys & Girls Club encourages model citizens

    October 15, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    This article is one in a series of stories focusing on local agencies that receive support from the United Way of Chaves County, which is currently conducting its annual fundraising campaign.  A sound body and a sound mind make sound citizens. United Way...

  • Uneven enforcement suspected at nuclear plants

    October 15, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    FILE – This June 26, 2011 file photo shows the control room of the Cooper nuclear power plant in Brownville, Neb. The number of safety violations at U.S. nuclear power plants varies dramatically from region to region, pointing to inconsistent...

  • Eleanor Catton wins fiction’s Booker Prize

    October 15, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

    New Zealand author Eleanor Catton poses after being announced the winner of the Man Booker Prize for Fiction, holding her prize and her book for the photographers, in central London, Tuesday Oct. 15, 2013. Catton won the 50,000 pounds ($80,000) prize with her...

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    Escamilla, Zamora to face more charges

    October 15, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    The Chaves County Sheriff’s Office has added to the charges against Serena M. Escamilla, 28, and Jorge Umberto Zamora, 31. The two were recently arrested on charges of possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute and receiving stolen...

  • Iran presents nuclear proposals at Geneva talks

    October 15, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

    EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs Catherine Ashton, left, walks next to Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif during a photo opportunity prior to the start of two days of closed-door nuclear talks, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013, at the United...