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Planned center to focus on NM civil rights leaders

November 14, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Nobel Peace Prize winner Ralph Bunche attended school as a child in Albuquerque and later became a civil rights activist who marched with Martin Luther King, Jr. The Albuquerque-born George I. Sanchez was a pioneer educational scholar who first wrote about discrimination against Mexican-Americans in public schools in the 1940...

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Prisoner escapes from Curry Co. jail in Clovis

November 14, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — A prisoner being held for aggravated assault and other charges has escaped from the Curry County Detention Center in Clovis. The Curry County Sheriff’s Office says in a news release that 35-year-old Narcizo Soto, Jr., escaped from...

New Mexico tops UNLV 21-14 for 1st win of season

November 14, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

New Mexico’s Chase Clayton (25) and teammate Tevin Newman stop UNLV’s Deante’ Purvis (26) in the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011, in Albuquerque, N.M. (AP Photo/Albuquerque Journal, Jim Thompson)...

New Mexico tops UNLV 21-14 for 1st win of season

November 14, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Demarcus Rogers scored a 2-yard touchdown with 1:15 left Saturday as New Mexico defeated UNLV 21-14 for its first victory of the season. Rogers’ run capped a 34-yard drive set up by Jaymar Latchison’s fumble recovery...

New Mexico State takes 48-45 win over Fresno State

November 14, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

Fresno State’s Robbie Rouse pounces on a loose football during an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011, against New Mexico State in Las Cruces, N.M. (AP Photo/The Las Cruces Sun-News, Robin Zielinski) LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — With 1:50...

Death of NM State student appears natural

November 13, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Authorities at New Mexico State University say the death of a 19-year-old student from Albuquerque appears to be the result of a seizure. University Deputy Chief Stephen Lopez tells the Las Cruces Sun-News (http://bit.ly/u3tpjh )...

City probe clears Albuquerque officer in shooting

November 13, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque’s independent investigator has cleared a police officer of wrongdoing in the shooting of a mentally ill man last year. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/t5aZYs ) that the city’s Police Oversight...

Fall arrives late in some Southwestern pockets

November 13, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Forests throughout the Southwest are growing quiet as the season for bugling elk comes to an end. The aspens in the high country and cottonwoods in the valleys are dropping their golden leaves, and snow has dusted mountain tops in...

Berlusconi faces future of legal, business woes

November 13, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2004 file photo, Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi waves from a balcony of Rome’s Campidoglio City Hall overlooking the Roman Forum, where the EU Constitution was signed by the representatives of 25 countries on...

Cannon Air Force Base to get housing overhaul

November 12, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

CANNON AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. (AP) — Cannon Air Force Base is finalizing plans for a major overhaul of base housing that should help ease a shortage of affordable housing in the Clovis area. The plans are part of a $470 million deal approved by the U.S. Air...