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  • Que Pasa - June 8, 2012


  • Noticias - June 8, 2012

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  • Thumbs - Our high country lowdown on the news - June 8, 2012

    THUMBS UP! THE VOTERS SPEAK. The world didn’t come to a halt just for New Mexico’s primary election day. In fact, around here in San Miguel County one could say that it actually sped up a little, with all the other news that sprang to life — a fire in the watershed, a dramatic sentencing, word of a budgetary shortfall and much more. But people still turned out at the polls and cast their ballots, and the democratic process was advanced yet again. Thanks to all who did their duty.

  • Editorial Cartoon - June 8, 2012
  • Nuestra Historia - Judge Leahy, Carl Magee and Sec Romero

    It was Friday, June 22, 1923, at 4:13 in the afternoon, when a jury returned a verdict against Carl C. Magee, editor and publisher of the Albuquerque Tribune — finding him guilty of criminal libel.

    Surrounded by the most capable lawyers in New Mexico, Magee stood before the court, as District Judge David J. Leahy sentenced the publisher to a year in jail.

  • Editorial Roundup - Excerpts from editorials around the nation - June 8, 2012

    The New York Post on Romney’s private equity role (June 2) — The Obama campaign’s continual carping about Mitt Romney’s role at private-equity firm Bain Capital continues to earn excoriating reviews.

    And not just from Romney backers, but from Obama’s own pals — among them a Democratic icon and two top officeholders.

    Former President Bill Clinton had this to offer: “I don’t think that we ought to get into the position where we say this is bad work. This is good work. ...

  • Luna admitted to league

    By Jesse Gallegos
    Luna Community College

    After years of competing as an independent, both the Luna Community College baseball and softball teams are joining a conference.

    On Tuesday, Luna Community College Athletic Director Ron Gonzales received a call that Western Junior College Athletic Conference presidents and athletic directors had voted LCC as its newest member.

  • Devils stave off elimination, force Game 5

    The Associated Press

    LOS ANGELES — When Adam Henrique decided to face playoff elimination by shaving his beard into a bristly mustache, the New Jersey Devils realized their remarkable rookie isn’t exactly buckling under the pressure of the Stanley Cup finals.

    Martin Brodeur probably has pads older than his teammate, and the NHL’s winningest goalie was acutely aware of the stakes riding on his every save in Game 4.

  • Summer kickoff
  • On to Finals for OKC

    The Associated Press

    OKLAHOMA CITY  — After years of nagging Oklahoma City Thunder coach Scott Brooks not to take him out of games, Kevin Durant finally got his wish.

    And now, he’s one big step closer to making his basketball dreams come true.

    Durant had 34 points and 14 rebounds while playing all of regulation for the first time all season, and the Thunder claimed a spot in the NBA finals by beating the San Antonio Spurs 107-99 on Wednesday night.