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Archive for February 25th, 2014

  • Bobbie Jo Smith

    February 25, 2014 • ObituariesComments Off

    Memorial Services are scheduled for 1 p.m., Saturday, March 1, 2014 at Ballard Funeral Home for Bobbie Jo Smith, 84, who passed away on Thursday, January 30, 2014 at Mission Arch Care Center. Bobbie was cremated according to her wishes. Pastor Danny Sons of...

  • Collapse of exchange spells trouble for bitcoin

    February 25, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – This April 3, 2013 file photo shows bitcoin tokens in Sandy, Utah. The website of major bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox is offline Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, amid reports it suffered a debilitating theft, a new setback for efforts to gain legitimacy for...

  • Cut out junk food ads in schools, government says

    February 25, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    First lady Michelle Obama recites a “wrap” song written by students from George C. Marshall High School in Falls Church, Va., about healthy eating as she announced proposed guidelines for local school wellness policies during an event in the East...

  • NASA turns research to California drought

    February 25, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    File – In this Oct. 2, 2009, file photo, a dead almond crop is seen in California’s Westland Water District in Fresno, Calif. NASA scientists have begun deploying satellites and other advanced technology to help California water officials assess...

  • Couple stumbles upon $10 million in rare coins

    February 25, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    Four of 1,427 Gold-Rush era U.S. gold coins are displayed at Professional Coin Grading Service in Santa Ana, Calif., Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014. A California couple out walking their dog on their property stumbled across the modern-day bonanza: $10 million in...

  • House GOP tax plan runs into resistance in Senate

    February 25, 2014 • National NewsComments Off

    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., center, speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, following a closed-door Republican policy meeting. McConnell says he sees no hope for enactment of tax overhaul legislation this...

  • As I Lay Dying singer admits seeking wife’s murder

    February 25, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this Sept. 16, 2013 file photo, Timothy Lambesis, a co-founder of the Christian heavy metal band As I Lay Dying, appears in Vista Superior Court in San Diego, Calif. Lambesis pleaded guilty to one count of solicitation of murder on Tuesday,...

  • Child dies from infected rat; family sues Petco

    February 25, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    This undated photo released by Gomez Trial Attorneys courtesy the Pankey family, shows Aidan Pankey and one of his pet rats. Lawyers representing the Pankey family have filed a lawsuit against Petco Animal Supplies Inc., saying Aidan died from rat-bite fever...

  • Arizona governor returns home amid furor over bill

    February 25, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this Jan. 13, 2014 file photo, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer speaks during her State of the State address at the Arizona Capitol in Phoenix. The Republican governor faced intensifying pressure Tuesday from CEOs, politicians in Washington and state...

  • Man acquitted in killings of an Albuquerque couple

    February 25, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A former mortgage lender who moonlighted as a security guard has been acquitted in the 2005 killings of a married couple in their Albuquerque home. A federal jury on Tuesday found Ronald Santiago not guilty on all counts after three...