NEWS: Monday October 25, 2010

Oct 25th @ 6:54 am in News by Scott Staley

Circulation is still dropping at U.S. newspapers. Figures released Monday by the Audit Bureau of Circulations show average daily circulation fell 5 percent in the April-September period, compared with the same period a year earlier. NBC 11 News reports the latest decline was not as steep as the 8.7 percent drop seen in the previous reporting period, which ran from October 2009 through March of this year. Sunday circulation fell 4.5 percent in the April-September period. That smaller than the 6.5 percent decline in the six months before that. Several trends factor in the decline. There’s the rise of free news on the Web. And publishers have been looking to offset losses in advertising revenue by raising newsstand and subscription prices. Some newspapers have reduced delivery to unprofitable areas.
Source: NBC 11 News (Posted 11:47a)

The defense has rested in the murder trial of Jerry Nemnich. NBC 11 News says the jury of seven men and seven women with two alternates has begun their deliberations.  Nemnich, who is accused of the 1975 stabbing deaths of Linda Benson and her daughter Kelly, took the stand in his own defense Friday morning, saying he was at the scene of the crime, but didn’t kill them. He said when he noticed them they were already dead and even checked for a pulse before fleeing the scene. Nemnich said he didn’t stick around or call authorities because he had a long rap sheet and figured the murders would be pinned on him.
Source: NBC 11 News (Posted 10:48a)

A Montrose family is mourning the loss of their 24-year-old son who died last Monday at Fort Benning, Georgia, while serving in the Army. A military Ceremony will be held for Sam Burke this morning at Fort Benning with a graveside service Friday in Kremmling, Colorado.
Source: Daily Press (Posted 6:53a)

Amendment 63 – rejecting health care reform in Colorado? Next week’s election includes a ballot measure that, on the surface, allows Colorado to turn back a key – and sometimes contentious – element of federal health care reform…that is, the mandate for everyone to take personal responsibility for getting health insurance. But opponents say, not so fast. Amendment 63 would change the Colorado Constitution, actually making it illegal for the state to require people to purchase insurance. Dr. Michael Pramenko heads the Colorado Medical Association. He says Amendment 63 wouldn’t affect federal law…so even if it passes, individuals would still be required to carry insurance. A Colorado blue ribbon commission made up of lawmakers, medical professionals and consumers, concluded that getting more people covered is a key part of improving the health care system. But supporters of Amendment 63 say it preserves individual choice.
(Posted 6:53a)