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Today's News

  • Update 02-01-11

    LAPS and UNM-LA Board election

    Early voting concluded Friday. The election is today. Polls cloase at 7 p.m. See who won at www.lamonitor.com.

    FLHDA Board meeting

    The Fuller Lodge Historical District Advisory Board will meet at 5 p.m. Wednesday in the Curtis Room. For more information, phone 662-8366.

  • Be There 02-01-11

    Today
    “The Gardener’s Calendar” class with Martha Davis, will be from 7-9 p.m. at PEEC, 3540 Orange St. The class is an introduction to year round gardening activities. Pre-registration is required and costs $10 or $9 for members.

    Wednesday
     The Summit Garden Club will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a luncheon at White Rock Baptist Church.  All members and former members are invited. For information and reservations, which need to be in by Jan. 26, call Dorothy Crawford at 672-3315.

  • Spirit contest nets student $50

  • Free film series features “Round Midnight”

    The Mesa Public Library Free Film Series shall here forth be known (unofficially) as the Music Film Series, at least until summer. This season’s slate offers a well-chosen selection of fictional and non-fictional biopics of musicians and their fans.

  • NMDOT awarded more than $700,000

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) today announced that the New Mexico Department of Transportation will receive $723,873 to purchase new buses and improve existing bus facilities.  
    The funding was made possible through the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration.  

  • A swimming good time
  • The downside of a good fortune

    The rates of China’s economic growth are often reported in a wide variety of sectors. But China is experiencing another bonanza, too. It doesn’t get the headlines commanded by economic figures, but it catches the attention of geologists and anyone with an interest in the history of life on Earth.
    What’s at issue is the absolute tsunami of fossil specimens that are dug up in China and make their way around the world.

  • Faster for less money

    We are a nation of laws. By nature most of us resent laws that restrict what we do. At the same time, I hear no one singing the praises of lawlessness.
    The burning interest in laws misses a third option that is freer of pitfalls than either rules or lawlessness. The creative path has gained some notable ground on pollution problems.  
    The approach can be described as “voluntary,” “pursuing ideas” or “jawboning,” if you would call it that. They all mean achieving better pollution control than the law demands.

  • Small-town paper links ex-Klansman to 1964 killing

    FERRIDAY, La. (AP) — Arthur Leonard Spencer says sure, he made some mistakes back when he was a "snot-nose kid," like joining the Ku Klux Klan. But murder?

    No, the 71-year-old Spencer says, a small-town weekly paper got it wrong when it reported recently that he may have been involved in burning down a black man's shoe repair shop in 1964 with the owner inside.

  • 'Jihad Jane' terror suspect pleads guilty in Pa.

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Pennsylvania woman who called herself "Jihad Jane" online pleaded guilty Tuesday to her role in a plot to kill a Swedish cartoonist who had offended Muslims.

    Colleen LaRose, 47, helped foreign terror suspects intent on starting a holy war in Europe and South Asia, prosecutors said.