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  • Millions chase Powerball jackpot

    By Jeff McMurray
    The Associated Press

    CHICAGO — Eight months after a trio of ticket buyers split a $656 million Mega Millions jackpot to set a world lottery record, Powerball is offering up a prize that would be the second highest.

    The $425 million jackpot, the largest in Powerball’s history, represents a potential life-changing fortune. But before shelling out $2 for a ticket, here are some things to consider:

  • Looking Back - Nov. 28, 2012

    In 1962

  • Looking Ahead - News - Nov. 28, 2012

    Electric Light Parade is Saturday

    The annual Electric Light Parade will be held this Saturday beginning at 6 p.m. This year’s theme is “A Storybook Christmas.” For more information, call 454-1401 ext. 3277.

  • Weather - Nov. 28, 2012

    Wednesday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 62. Northwest wind 5-15 mph, becoming southwest in the morning. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 34. West wind 10-15 mph.

    Thursday
    Sunny, with a high near 62. Northwest wind 10-15 mph. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 35.

    Friday
    Sunny, with a high near 61. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 38.

    Saturday
    Sunny, with a high near 63.

  • Middle school odor identified

    Las Vegas City Schools officials say they now know what caused the rotten-egg odor that plagued Memorial Middle School for roughly a week, prompting evacuations and even shutting down the school early one week.

    Superintendent Sheryl McNellis-Martinez told the school board last week that a malfunctioning secondary heater unit caused the smell.

  • Dinner music
  • Water bonds moving forward

    The City Council adopted an ordinance last week that sets the stage for the city to borrow up to $25 million for water system improvements.

    The vote, which occurred last week was largely a formality. Still members of the governing body, City Manager Timothy Dodge and the city’s financial adviser hailed it as a historic moment, and the mayor and council even took a moment to pose for a photograph while signing the ordinance.

  • Pet theater performance is Wednesday

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    New Mexico Highlands University presents the world-famous Popovich Comedy Pet Theater at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Ilfeld Auditorium.

    The Popovich Comedy Pet Theater is a perennial crowd pleaser featuring Gregory Popovich and his cast of jugglers, clowns and talented pets — including dogs, house cats, geese, parrots and more.

    The Popovich Comedy Pet Theater has toured more than 20 countries and is popular with audiences throughout the United States.

  • Area infant dies of whooping cough

    The Associated Press

    Health officials are warning that whooping cough is on the rise in New Mexico.

    Albuquerque television station KOB-TV reports that more than 670 cases have been confirmed by the state Health Department. Two of those cases — a 2-month-old girl in San Miguel County and a 4-month-old boy in Bernalillo County — were fatal.

    New Mexico ranks 10th in the nation with about 27 cases for every 100,000 people. That’s three times the national average.

    Health officials say the answer is immunization.

  • Christmas Fair Fun