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Today's News

  • Editorial Cartoon - May 29, 2013
  • Work of Art — Watch your darned language

    Edward Albee got it absolutely right in his play, “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” When one of George and Martha’s guests asked if she could use the restroom, George said to Martha, “Will you show our little guest to the — uh — euphemism?”
    Euphemism? That’s the perfect word. It means “a mild or indirect word or expression substituted for one considered to be too harsh or blunt when referring to something unpleasant or embarrassing.”

  • Lab a big step forward

    Students enrolled in Luna Community College’s nursing program in the fall will get to practice what they learn in the classroom on advanced simulator mannequins, and that’s a giant step forward for the program.
    Luna unveiled its state-of-the-art simulation lab last week, with President Pete Campos calling it a “monumental occasion.” Gov. Susana Martinez was at the college to mark the occasion.

  • Trudell’s documentary showing at Ilfeld Saturday

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University
    New Mexico Highlands University will present Tara Trudell’s narrative documentary film Poem Home at 6:30 p.m. Saturday in Ilfeld Auditorium at 900 University Ave.
    Trudell, 44, of Las Vegas, is an award-winning filmmaker and poet who will graduate from Highlands University in the fall semester with a BFA in media arts with an emphasis in filmmaking.

  • Que Pasa - May 29, 2013

    TODAY HOY
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Wednesday, May 29 in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Summer Days” by Roger Pare. Free and open to the public.
    • Basement Bargain Sale,  9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 1 at United Methodist Church. Eighth and National. Donations will be accepted from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 29. They will not accept any clothes or books. All proceeds will benefit United Methodist Church.

    THURSDAY JUEVES

  • Crespin back in ring on Friday

    Las Vegas professional boxer Arturo “El Toro” Crespin will make his long-awaited return to the ring this coming weekend.

    Crespin is due to fight Charles Alderete in a six-round middleweight bout on Friday at Crowne Plaza Hotel in Albuquerque.

    For ticket information, locals can contact Carlos Crespin, 429-4068. Tickets range from $25 to $75.

    The fight is part of a card headlined by an eight-round welterweight battle between Josh “Pitbull” Torres and Marcus Brashears.

  • Robbers play hosts

    After a quick detour to Taos today, the Las Vegas Train Robbers’ first homestand in club history continues this week at Rodriguez Park.

    The team, part of the Pecos League, an independent minor league baseball outfit, hosted its first home game Tuesday night. (See Friday’s Optic for coverage.)

    Las Vegas hosts the Taos Blizzard at 7 p.m. Thursday and the Santa Fe Fuego at 7 on Friday.

    Admission is $6, and concessions will be available.

    The Train Robbers and manager Casey Dill are due to play at Taos at noon today.

  • Fabian Trujillo Run ready for a second lap

    The inaugural Fabian Trujillo Memorial Run and Walk drew dozens of participants and roughly as many spectators to the Gene Torres Golf Course last summer.
    This year organizers are hoping to match or eclipse 2012’s promising start as they pay tribute to the longtime teacher and coach, who died in a 2011 car accident.
    This year’s Fabian Trujillo Memorial will take place Saturday, June 15, at the golf course. Early registration will be available locally via Dinah Maynes, and sign-up will be available on the morning of the run.

  • Isotopes tune out Sounds

    Three unanswered runs in the top of the ninth broke a 4-4 tie for a 7-4 Albuquerque victory Monday at Nashville, and the visiting Isotopes (26-25)clinched a series win over the struggling Sounds (14-35).
    Second baseman Alfredo Amezaga drove in the game-winning run, plus two more for insurance, with a double to left field off Nashville reliever Travis Webb.
    Amezaga was tagged out trying to stretch the double into a triple, but it was just the second out of the frame, and the damage had been done.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - May 29, 2013

    Wednesday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers at Taos, noon, Taos
    • La Plaza Little League games: Cubs vs. Astros (minors), 5:30 p.m., White Sox vs. A’s (majors), 5:30 p.m., Blue Jays vs. Rockies (majors), 7:30 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    • Las Vegas Little League games: Reds vs. Red Sox, 5:30 p.m., Angels vs. Orioles, 7:30 p.m., Bats vs. Red Wings, 6:15 p.m., Threshers vs. Sandgnats, 7:45 p.m., Keyes Park
    Softball
    • La Plaza Little League game: Lady Bandits vs. LVLL team TBA (interleague), 7 p.m., Rodriguez Park