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Archive for August, 2013

  • Union rep questions NM teacher evaluation system

    August 3, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Questions are being raised about the state’s new teacher evaluation system. The new process will remove the responsibility of principals to be instructional leaders and put teachers in the position of having to evaluate each...

  • Authorities search for former CPA wanted in NM

    August 3, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — Authorities are searching for a former certified public accountant who is accused of embezzling nearly $300,000 from a New Mexico ranching organization. Prosecutors say 54-year-old Charles Fleming is facing 20 charges of embezzlement...

  • Dona Ana County commissioner to resign

    August 3, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Dona Ana County Commission Chairwoman Karen Perez says she is resigning. Perez says the decision to step down in order to accept a full-time job in Texas was one of the most difficult decisions she has had to make. She says it was an...

  • NM museum lands major gift of contemporary art

    August 3, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    TAOS, N.M. (AP) — Art studios are everywhere — hidden in backyards, at the end of narrow dirt driveways and tucked behind the adobe storefronts that line the historic main street. This northern New Mexico mountain town has long been known for attracting...

  • Albuquerque loses ballooning world record

    August 3, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque no longer holds the world record for launching the most hot air balloons within an hour. However, there was little concern among officials with the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. The fiesta’s executive...

  • Former NMSU president remembered for support

    August 3, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Former New Mexico State University President Gerald Thomas is being remembered for his steadfast support of the university and for his work to create several scholarships. University officials announced this week that Thomas had died...

  • Obama administration overrules Apple import ban

    August 3, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    FILE – In this May 27, 2011, file photo, a salesperson at a mobile phone shop displays an Apple iPhone 4 to a customer in New Delhi. U.S. President Obama’s trade representative on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013, vetoed a ban on imports of the iPhone 4 and...

  • Driver injures 12 at LA beach boardwalk, flees

    August 3, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    In this image take from a security camera, pedestrians scatter as a car drives through a packed afternoon crowd along the Venice Beach boardwalk in Los Angeles, Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013. At least a dozen people were injured, two of them critically, according to...

  • Machen-Harry

    Harry Alfred Machen Jr.

    August 3, 2013 • ObituariesComments Off

    Memorial services are scheduled for Harry Alfred Machen Jr., of Roswell, NM, at 10 a.m. on Friday, August 16, 2013, at Peachtree Village, 1301 W. Country Club Road. Harry passed away on August 1, 2013, at age 95. Harry was born in Baltimore, Maryland, on...

  • Dying 2-year-old is Pa. couple’s best man

    August 3, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    Newlywed Christine Stevenson kisses the hand of her son, Logan Stevenson, 2, after marrying Sean Stevenson in a wedding ceremony on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013 in Jeannette, Pa. Logan stood with his grandmother, Debbie Stevenson, during a 12-minute ceremony...