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  • In Brief - News - Nov. 21, 2012

    The Associated Press
    Sanchez won’t seek top spot
    SANTA FE — Senate Majority Leader Michael Sanchez says he has decided not to seek the chamber’s top job, president pro tempore.
    The Belen Democrat told the Albuquerque Journal on Monday that he is happy in his current position as senate majority leader and hopes to return.
    Sanchez is the sole survivor among top Senate Democrats targeted by Republican Gov. Susana Martinez and her political allies.

  • Chances slim for winter moisture

    By Susan Montoya Bryan
    Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — Weather forecasters and state and federal water managers on Monday painted a grim picture of the chances drought-stricken New Mexico has to make up any ground this winter.
    It’s early, but officials said the state is already starting off with half of the average snowpack for this time of year.

  • New Addition - Nov. 21, 2012
  • Noticias - Nov. 21, 2012

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com

  • Que Pasa - Nov. 21, 2012

    TODAY HOY
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 21, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Stephen and the Beetle” by Jorge Lujan and Chiara Carver. Free and open to the public.

    THURSDAY JUEVES
    • El Sombrero Restaurant’s free Thanksgiving dinner, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 22 at the restaurant located at 825 Mills Ave.

  • National thanks

    It’s that time of year in which we express our appreciation for what’s good in this world. Following are a few thanksgivings from our perspective on the nation.

  • Editorial Cartoons - Nov. 21, 2012
  • Work of Art - Ultima, ultimately

    The first time many of us saw Rudolfo Anaya was when he spoke to Highlands students and staff in a packed Sala de Madrid, around 1972.

    He had just completed his first — and in my opinion, his best — novel, “Bless Me, Ultima,” now a movie that my family and I saw at a multi-screen theater in Santa Fe last weekend.

  • Lobos upset No. 21 UConn

    The Associated Press

    ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands  — New Mexico kept No. 21 Connecticut from winning the lone tournament it could have won this season.

    Tournament MVP Kendall Williams scored 15 points and the Lobos staved off a late UConn rally en route to a 66-60 victory in the championship game of the Paradise Jam.

    New Mexico (4-0) led by 10 points early in the second half, and by nine with as little as 7:11 left. But UConn (4-1) went on a 10-0 run and took over the lead after three Ryan Boatright free throws with 2:23 to play.