<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - ap]]> http://gazette.com/rss/ap Sun, 01 Feb 2015 11:17:07 -0700 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Seahawks repeat would be a scary prospect for NFL]]> http://gazette.com/seahawks-repeat-would-be-a-scary-prospect-for-nfl/article/feed/200900?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/seahawks-repeat-would-be-a-scary-prospect-for-nfl/article/feed/200900?custom_click=rss

PHOENIX (AP) — Here are some scary thoughts for the rest of the NFL:

A win Sunday will stamp the Seahawks as one of the best teams of the Super Bowl era. And, given Seattle's makeup and philosophy, the future for the franchise might be brighter than for any other club.

Rarely has a team with so many key young players been so formidable. The last such group might have been the Jimmy Johnson Cowboys of the early 1990s, when Dallas had the Triplets: future Hall of Famers Emmitt Smith, Troy Aikman and Michael Irvin.

Seattle has its own trio of All-Pros, but on defense: cornerback Richard Sherman, safety Earl Thomas and middle linebacker Bobby Wagner. All are 26 or younger.

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]]> PHOENIX (AP) — Here are some scary thoughts for the rest of the NFL:

A win Sunday will stamp the Seahawks as one of the best teams of the Super Bowl era. And, given Seattle's makeup and philosophy, the future for the franchise might be brighter than for any other club.

Rarely has a team with so many key young players been so formidable. The last such group might have been the Jimmy Johnson Cowboys of the early 1990s, when Dallas had the Triplets: future Hall of Famers Emmitt Smith, Troy Aikman and Michael Irvin.

Seattle has its own trio of All-Pros, but on defense: cornerback Richard Sherman, safety Earl Thomas and middle linebacker Bobby Wagner. All are 26 or younger.]]> Sun, 01 Feb 2015 12:03:13 -0700 <![CDATA[New York Giants matriarch Ann Mara dies at 85]]> http://gazette.com/new-york-giants-matriarch-ann-mara-dies-at-85/article/feed/200963?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/new-york-giants-matriarch-ann-mara-dies-at-85/article/feed/200963?custom_click=rss EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Ann Mara, the matriarch of the NFL's New York Giants for the past 60 years, has died. She was 85.

Giants co-owner John Mara announced his mother's death on Super Bowl Sunday. Ann Mara slipped in front of her home in Rye, New York, during an ice storm two weeks ago and was hospitalized with a head injury the following day. John Mara says that while there were initial hopes for recovery, complications developed and she died early Sunday.

Ann Mara and her children owned 50 percent of the Giants, one of the founding families of the league, since the death of her husband, Wellington, in 2005. While she was not active in daily operations, her opinion was valued greatly.

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]]> EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Ann Mara, the matriarch of the NFL's New York Giants for the past 60 years, has died. She was 85.

Giants co-owner John Mara announced his mother's death on Super Bowl Sunday. Ann Mara slipped in front of her home in Rye, New York, during an ice storm two weeks ago and was hospitalized with a head injury the following day. John Mara says that while there were initial hopes for recovery, complications developed and she died early Sunday.

Ann Mara and her children owned 50 percent of the Giants, one of the founding families of the league, since the death of her husband, Wellington, in 2005. While she was not active in daily operations, her opinion was valued greatly.]]> Sun, 01 Feb 2015 12:02:18 -0700 <![CDATA[Sec. of State aims for voter ID, smoother business licensing]]> http://gazette.com/sec.-of-state-aims-for-voter-id-smoother-business-licensing/article/feed/200944?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/sec.-of-state-aims-for-voter-id-smoother-business-licensing/article/feed/200944?custom_click=rss

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Barbara Cegavske knows her way around the statehouse in Carson City after spending 18 years in the Nevada Legislature. But her recent promotion to Secretary of State — Nevada's third highest-ranking constitutional office — means an upgrade to prime State Capitol space and a new platform for advancing her priorities.

The 63-year-old Las Vegas Republican is making the office her own with a collection of watercolors of Nevada's official state animals, but also with plans that include streamlining the online licensing process to make it easier for businesses to set up shop in the Silver State.

"We want to make Nevada the premier state to do business in, and I believe we can do that," she told The As

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]]> CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Barbara Cegavske knows her way around the statehouse in Carson City after spending 18 years in the Nevada Legislature. But her recent promotion to Secretary of State — Nevada's third highest-ranking constitutional office — means an upgrade to prime State Capitol space and a new platform for advancing her priorities.

The 63-year-old Las Vegas Republican is making the office her own with a collection of watercolors of Nevada's official state animals, but also with plans that include streamlining the online licensing process to make it easier for businesses to set up shop in the Silver State.

"We want to make Nevada the premier state to do business in, and I believe we can do that," she told The As]]> Sun, 01 Feb 2015 12:02:01 -0700 <![CDATA[Huckabee compares gay marriage to alcohol, profanity]]> http://gazette.com/huckabee-compares-gay-marriage-to-alcohol-profanity/article/feed/200965?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/huckabee-compares-gay-marriage-to-alcohol-profanity/article/feed/200965?custom_click=rss WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee says gay marriage is akin to alcohol and profanity — options the Republican weighing a 2016 presidential bid says are appealing to others, but not to him.

Huckabee on Sunday also told CNN's "State of the Union" that forcing people of faith to accept gay marriage as policy is on par with telling Jews that they must serve "bacon-wrapped shrimp in their deli." That dish would run afoul of kosher rules.

Huckabee says he appreciates different viewpoints on gay marriage, adding that he is friends with gay people.

Huckabee has made cultural issues the cornerstone of his likely presidential bid.

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]]> WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee says gay marriage is akin to alcohol and profanity — options the Republican weighing a 2016 presidential bid says are appealing to others, but not to him.

Huckabee on Sunday also told CNN's "State of the Union" that forcing people of faith to accept gay marriage as policy is on par with telling Jews that they must serve "bacon-wrapped shrimp in their deli." That dish would run afoul of kosher rules.

Huckabee says he appreciates different viewpoints on gay marriage, adding that he is friends with gay people.

Huckabee has made cultural issues the cornerstone of his likely presidential bid.]]> Sun, 01 Feb 2015 12:02:01 -0700 <![CDATA[Hungarians protest against premier's dealings with Putin]]> http://gazette.com/hungarians-protest-against-premiers-dealings-with-putin/article/feed/200964?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/hungarians-protest-against-premiers-dealings-with-putin/article/feed/200964?custom_click=rss BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Thousands of protesters in Budapest are demanding the ouster of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban's government a day before a visit by German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Around 3,000 people attended the rally Sunday, which organizer Balazs Gulyas said was meant to show "that the majority of the country does not support (Orban's) policies going closer to Vladimir Putin."

Orban's dealings with Moscow, including an agreement for Russia to build new reactors at Hungary's nuclear power plant and a loan of 10 billion euros ($11.3 billion) to help finance the project, are expected to be on the agenda at Monday's meeting between the Hungarian and German leaders.

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]]> BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Thousands of protesters in Budapest are demanding the ouster of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban's government a day before a visit by German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Around 3,000 people attended the rally Sunday, which organizer Balazs Gulyas said was meant to show "that the majority of the country does not support (Orban's) policies going closer to Vladimir Putin."

Orban's dealings with Moscow, including an agreement for Russia to build new reactors at Hungary's nuclear power plant and a loan of 10 billion euros ($11.3 billion) to help finance the project, are expected to be on the agenda at Monday's meeting between the Hungarian and German leaders.]]> Sun, 01 Feb 2015 12:01:51 -0700 <![CDATA[Thumbnails of the 3 Al-Jazeera English journalists]]> http://gazette.com/thumbnails-of-the-3-al-jazeera-english-journalists/article/feed/200969?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/thumbnails-of-the-3-al-jazeera-english-journalists/article/feed/200969?custom_click=rss CAIRO (AP) — Al-Jazeera English reporter Peter Greste left Egypt Sunday after President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi approved his deportation. He was arrested along with two colleagues, Mohammed Fahmy and Baher Mohammed, in December 2013 on terrorism-related charges in a case widely criticized by rights groups. His two colleagues remain in prison. Here is a look at the biographies of the three:

PETER GRESTE, 49

Australian Greste had barely arrived in Cairo to work as a correspondent when he was arrested along with Fahmy. After freelancing in Britain, he joined the BBC as its Afghanistan correspondent in 1995. The following year he covered Yugoslavia for Reuters before returning to the BBC.

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]]> CAIRO (AP) — Al-Jazeera English reporter Peter Greste left Egypt Sunday after President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi approved his deportation. He was arrested along with two colleagues, Mohammed Fahmy and Baher Mohammed, in December 2013 on terrorism-related charges in a case widely criticized by rights groups. His two colleagues remain in prison. Here is a look at the biographies of the three:

PETER GRESTE, 49

Australian Greste had barely arrived in Cairo to work as a correspondent when he was arrested along with Fahmy. After freelancing in Britain, he joined the BBC as its Afghanistan correspondent in 1995. The following year he covered Yugoslavia for Reuters before returning to the BBC.]]> Sun, 01 Feb 2015 12:01:50 -0700 <![CDATA[Police: Woman dials wrong number, offers detective drugs]]> http://gazette.com/police-woman-dials-wrong-number-offers-detective-drugs/article/feed/200959?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/police-woman-dials-wrong-number-offers-detective-drugs/article/feed/200959?custom_click=rss ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Police say a woman selling drugs made a big mistake that landed her in jail — she mistakenly called an Albuquerque police detective.

KOB-TV reports (http://goo.gl/zEdfKo) that 30-year-old Renea Lucero was arrested last week when she called the detective at his department-issued cellphone and made the officer an unexpected offer.

Court documents say the detective knew Lucero from a prior criminal case. But the report says he didn't think Lucero realized who she had dialed.

The officer then set up a drug bust.

The detective says Lucero pulled the heroin out of her bra during a sting.

Lucero was arrested on trafficking charges.

It was not known if she had an attorney.

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]]> ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Police say a woman selling drugs made a big mistake that landed her in jail — she mistakenly called an Albuquerque police detective.

KOB-TV reports (http://goo.gl/zEdfKo) that 30-year-old Renea Lucero was arrested last week when she called the detective at his department-issued cellphone and made the officer an unexpected offer.

Court documents say the detective knew Lucero from a prior criminal case. But the report says he didn't think Lucero realized who she had dialed.

The officer then set up a drug bust.

The detective says Lucero pulled the heroin out of her bra during a sting.

Lucero was arrested on trafficking charges.

It was not known if she had an attorney.]]> Sun, 01 Feb 2015 12:01:49 -0700 <![CDATA[Toboggan Championships offer a swift, snowy thrill ride]]> http://gazette.com/toboggan-championships-offer-a-swift-snowy-thrill-ride/article/feed/200962?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/toboggan-championships-offer-a-swift-snowy-thrill-ride/article/feed/200962?custom_click=rss

Thousands of people will descend on Maine for an event organizers say is the only competitive traditional toboggan race in the world.

The U.S. National Toboggan Championships will take place starting Friday at Camden Snow Bowl, a town-owned skiing area in the coastal town of about 5,000. Organizers say 425 teams from all over the U.S. and Canada are set to participate and between 6,000 and 10,000 people are expected to attend.

This year's contest is the 25th annual installment of the contest, which is held on a chute that was originally built in 1936. The contest has competitions for two-, three- and four-person teams. Last year's winners were all from Maine and were called Two Wingnuts, Absolute Zeros and Instigator.

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]]> Thousands of people will descend on Maine for an event organizers say is the only competitive traditional toboggan race in the world.

The U.S. National Toboggan Championships will take place starting Friday at Camden Snow Bowl, a town-owned skiing area in the coastal town of about 5,000. Organizers say 425 teams from all over the U.S. and Canada are set to participate and between 6,000 and 10,000 people are expected to attend.

This year's contest is the 25th annual installment of the contest, which is held on a chute that was originally built in 1936. The contest has competitions for two-, three- and four-person teams. Last year's winners were all from Maine and were called Two Wingnuts, Absolute Zeros and Instigator.]]> Sun, 01 Feb 2015 12:01:47 -0700 <![CDATA['Sniper' shoots down Super Bowl weekend record with $31.9M]]> http://gazette.com/sniper-shoots-down-super-bowl-weekend-record-with-31.9m/article/feed/200961?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/sniper-shoots-down-super-bowl-weekend-record-with-31.9m/article/feed/200961?custom_click=rss

NEW YORK (AP) — "American Sniper" has shot down another box-office record: Its $31.9 million is the biggest Super Bowl weekend gross ever.

According to studio estimates Sunday, the Clint Eastwood film narrowly surpassed the previous top Super Bowl weekend draw. The concert film "Hanna Montana/Miley Cyrus: The Best of Both Worlds Concert Tour" earned $31.1 million earned in 2008.

Hollywood often avoids competing with the Super Bowl, but "American Sniper" has proven an unlikely sensation. It has now made $248.9 million in six weeks, making it the most lucrative war movie without adjusting for inflation.

The competition was thin. The animated adaptation "Paddington" came in a distant second with $8.

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]]> NEW YORK (AP) — "American Sniper" has shot down another box-office record: Its $31.9 million is the biggest Super Bowl weekend gross ever.

According to studio estimates Sunday, the Clint Eastwood film narrowly surpassed the previous top Super Bowl weekend draw. The concert film "Hanna Montana/Miley Cyrus: The Best of Both Worlds Concert Tour" earned $31.1 million earned in 2008.

Hollywood often avoids competing with the Super Bowl, but "American Sniper" has proven an unlikely sensation. It has now made $248.9 million in six weeks, making it the most lucrative war movie without adjusting for inflation.

The competition was thin. The animated adaptation "Paddington" came in a distant second with $8.]]> Sun, 01 Feb 2015 12:01:45 -0700 <![CDATA[Marathon bombing defense likely to focus on dead brother]]> http://gazette.com/marathon-bombing-defense-likely-to-focus-on-dead-brother/article/feed/200966?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/marathon-bombing-defense-likely-to-focus-on-dead-brother/article/feed/200966?custom_click=rss

BOSTON (AP) — Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) are pinning their best hopes for saving his life on his dead older brother.

The defense is expected to portray Tamerlan Tsarnaev as the mastermind behind the twin explosions that killed 3 people and wounded more than 260 near the finish line of the 2013 race. He died days later after a gun battle with police.

Dzhokhar's lawyers have made it clear they plan to argue that he was heavily influenced by his older brother. If convicted, he could get the death penalty.

Jury selection in the trial is set to continue Monday. No date has been set yet for the start of testimony.

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]]> BOSTON (AP) — Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) are pinning their best hopes for saving his life on his dead older brother.

The defense is expected to portray Tamerlan Tsarnaev as the mastermind behind the twin explosions that killed 3 people and wounded more than 260 near the finish line of the 2013 race. He died days later after a gun battle with police.

Dzhokhar's lawyers have made it clear they plan to argue that he was heavily influenced by his older brother. If convicted, he could get the death penalty.

Jury selection in the trial is set to continue Monday. No date has been set yet for the start of testimony.]]> Sun, 01 Feb 2015 12:01:28 -0700 <![CDATA[Pretrial meeting set on secret info in US Capitol plot case]]> http://gazette.com/pretrial-meeting-set-on-secret-info-in-us-capitol-plot-case/article/feed/200968?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/pretrial-meeting-set-on-secret-info-in-us-capitol-plot-case/article/feed/200968?custom_click=rss CINCINNATI (AP) — A federal judge will meet with prosecutors and defense attorneys on how to handle classified information in the case of an Ohio man accused of plotting to attack the U.S. Capitol and kill federal officials and workers.

U.S. District Judge Sandra Beckwith scheduled the pretrial conference Tuesday in the case of Christopher Lee Cornell. The 20-year-old suburban Cincinnati man has pleaded not guilty to attempted murder of U.S. officials and employees and two other counts.

Prosecutors asked for the closed-door meeting under federal law that sets out steps to balance a suspect's right to obtain evidence for his defense with restrictions on disclosure of material linked to national security interests.

The

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]]> CINCINNATI (AP) — A federal judge will meet with prosecutors and defense attorneys on how to handle classified information in the case of an Ohio man accused of plotting to attack the U.S. Capitol and kill federal officials and workers.

U.S. District Judge Sandra Beckwith scheduled the pretrial conference Tuesday in the case of Christopher Lee Cornell. The 20-year-old suburban Cincinnati man has pleaded not guilty to attempted murder of U.S. officials and employees and two other counts.

Prosecutors asked for the closed-door meeting under federal law that sets out steps to balance a suspect's right to obtain evidence for his defense with restrictions on disclosure of material linked to national security interests.

The ]]> Sun, 01 Feb 2015 12:01:26 -0700 <![CDATA[Storm blankets Midwest in snow, creeps toward Northeast]]> http://gazette.com/storm-blankets-midwest-in-snow-creeps-toward-northeast/article/feed/200902?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/storm-blankets-midwest-in-snow-creeps-toward-northeast/article/feed/200902?custom_click=rss

CHICAGO (AP) — A slow-moving winter storm blanketed a large swath of the Plains and Midwest in snow Sunday, forcing the cancellation of more than 1,000 Chicago flights, making roads treacherous and forcing some to rethink plans to attend Super Bowl parties.

Blizzard conditions developed in Chicago — where more than a foot was expected by evening — and other Midwest locales as the system slowly crept eastward into Pennsylvania and western New York state. Parts of New England still digging out from a storm early last week were bracing for yet another round of snow to arrive Sunday and last through Monday.

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]]> CHICAGO (AP) — A slow-moving winter storm blanketed a large swath of the Plains and Midwest in snow Sunday, forcing the cancellation of more than 1,000 Chicago flights, making roads treacherous and forcing some to rethink plans to attend Super Bowl parties.

Blizzard conditions developed in Chicago — where more than a foot was expected by evening — and other Midwest locales as the system slowly crept eastward into Pennsylvania and western New York state. Parts of New England still digging out from a storm early last week were bracing for yet another round of snow to arrive Sunday and last through Monday.]]> Sun, 01 Feb 2015 12:01:26 -0700 <![CDATA[ND lawmakers to mull bipartisan medical pot measure]]> http://gazette.com/nd-lawmakers-to-mull-bipartisan-medical-pot-measure/article/feed/200896?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/nd-lawmakers-to-mull-bipartisan-medical-pot-measure/article/feed/200896?custom_click=rss BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A freshman lawmaker from Fargo is pushing for the legalization of medicinal marijuana in North Dakota.

Democratic Rep. Pam Anderson's bill has bipartisan support.

Anderson says she introduced the legislation at the request of one of her constituents who suffers from chronic pain.

She says the 64-year-old man gets sick from taking prescription drugs for pain.

The National Conference of State Legislatures says 23 states have laws allowing medical marijuana.

Anderson says the public is becoming more accepting of allowing the use of medical marijuana. But she's not too sure about the state Legislature.

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]]> BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A freshman lawmaker from Fargo is pushing for the legalization of medicinal marijuana in North Dakota.

Democratic Rep. Pam Anderson's bill has bipartisan support.

Anderson says she introduced the legislation at the request of one of her constituents who suffers from chronic pain.

She says the 64-year-old man gets sick from taking prescription drugs for pain.

The National Conference of State Legislatures says 23 states have laws allowing medical marijuana.

Anderson says the public is becoming more accepting of allowing the use of medical marijuana. But she's not too sure about the state Legislature.]]> Sun, 01 Feb 2015 12:01:08 -0700 <![CDATA[Latest suit to block Nevada mustang roundups targets drugs]]> http://gazette.com/latest-suit-to-block-nevada-mustang-roundups-targets-drugs/article/feed/200970?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/latest-suit-to-block-nevada-mustang-roundups-targets-drugs/article/feed/200970?custom_click=rss RENO, Nev. (AP) — A federal judge has agreed to let wild horse advocates make their case for a court order blocking another mustang roundup in Nevada in a legal battle underscoring divisions among protection groups over the use of a fertility drug to slow herd growth.

Judge Larry Hicks set a Feb. 9 hearing in Reno on the request for a temporary injunction prohibiting the government from gathering 332 horses in the Pine Nut Range southeast of Carson City.

Friends of Animals and Protect Mustangs filed the lawsuit challenging the plans to ship about 200 animals to holding pens and return the others to the range, including an estimated 66 mares that will be injected with the fertility control drug PZP.

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]]> RENO, Nev. (AP) — A federal judge has agreed to let wild horse advocates make their case for a court order blocking another mustang roundup in Nevada in a legal battle underscoring divisions among protection groups over the use of a fertility drug to slow herd growth.

Judge Larry Hicks set a Feb. 9 hearing in Reno on the request for a temporary injunction prohibiting the government from gathering 332 horses in the Pine Nut Range southeast of Carson City.

Friends of Animals and Protect Mustangs filed the lawsuit challenging the plans to ship about 200 animals to holding pens and return the others to the range, including an estimated 66 mares that will be injected with the fertility control drug PZP.]]> Sun, 01 Feb 2015 12:01:03 -0700 <![CDATA[US arts agency official to visit Detroit's cultural area]]> http://gazette.com/us-arts-agency-official-to-visit-detroits-cultural-area/article/feed/200911?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/us-arts-agency-official-to-visit-detroits-cultural-area/article/feed/200911?custom_click=rss DETROIT (AP) — The chairwoman of the National Endowment for the Arts is scheduled to visit Detroit's cultural center area, including the Detroit Institute of Arts.

Jane Chu's planned tour on Monday includes the Sugar Hill Arts District and the Woodward Garden Block. She's also set to visit the art museum and speak with reporters there.

Other participants include U.S. State Department senior adviser Julie Egan, DIA Chief Operating Officer Annmarie Erickson and John Bracey. He's the executive director of the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs.

The federal agency funds local arts programs produced by groups nationwide.

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]]> DETROIT (AP) — The chairwoman of the National Endowment for the Arts is scheduled to visit Detroit's cultural center area, including the Detroit Institute of Arts.

Jane Chu's planned tour on Monday includes the Sugar Hill Arts District and the Woodward Garden Block. She's also set to visit the art museum and speak with reporters there.

Other participants include U.S. State Department senior adviser Julie Egan, DIA Chief Operating Officer Annmarie Erickson and John Bracey. He's the executive director of the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs.

The federal agency funds local arts programs produced by groups nationwide.

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Online:

http://arts.]]> Sun, 01 Feb 2015 12:00:50 -0700 <![CDATA[Oil and Gas Conservation Commission has earthquake plan]]> The Associated Press http://gazette.com/oil-and-gas-conservation-commission-has-earthquake-plan/article/1545580?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/oil-and-gas-conservation-commission-has-earthquake-plan/article/1545580?custom_click=rss

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission now has a plan for future earthquakes after two small quakes rattled an area in Weld County that officials later determined were likely caused by a nearby injection well.

The commission said NGL Water Solutions was not in violation of its state permit or any state rules at the time of the earthquakes, which occurred on May 31 and June 23.

Immediately after the second quake, the commission asked the company to shut down the operation while a study was conducted. The solution was a system to monitor wells for seismic activity so injection can be shut down or temporarily halted if the monitors detect inclined seismic activity.



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GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission now has a plan for future earthquakes after two small quakes rattled an area in Weld County that officials later determined were likely caused by a nearby injection well.

The commission said NGL Water Solutions was not in violation of its state permit or any state rules at the time of the earthquakes, which occurred on May 31 and June 23.

Immediately after the second quake, the commission asked the company to shut down the operation while a study was conducted. The solution was a system to monitor wells for seismic activity so injection can be shut down or temporarily halted if the monitors detect inclined seismic activity.

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<![CDATA[Former GOP nominee Mitt Romney will not run for president in '16]]> Associated Press http://gazette.com/former-gop-nominee-mitt-romney-will-not-run-for-president-in-16/article/1545482?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/former-gop-nominee-mitt-romney-will-not-run-for-president-in-16/article/1545482?custom_click=rss

WASHINGTON — After a three-week flirtation with another run for president, Mitt Romney said definitively on Friday that he will not seek the White House in 2016.

The Republican Party's 2012 nominee plans to tell supporters about his plans to pass on another national campaign during a conference call. He first let his staff know in a separate call that he was out of the race.

"After putting considerable thought into making another run for president, I've decided it is best to give other leaders in the party the opportunity to become our next nominee," Romney said in a statement, which he planned to read to supporters on the call.

The former governor of Massachusetts had jumped back into the



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WASHINGTON — After a three-week flirtation with another run for president, Mitt Romney said definitively on Friday that he will not seek the White House in 2016.

The Republican Party's 2012 nominee plans to tell supporters about his plans to pass on another national campaign during a conference call. He first let his staff know in a separate call that he was out of the race.

"After putting considerable thought into making another run for president, I've decided it is best to give other leaders in the party the opportunity to become our next nominee," Romney said in a statement, which he planned to read to supporters on the call.

The former governor of Massachusetts had jumped back into the

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