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Today's News

  • Middle East violence rocks presidential race

    By Brian Bakst and Charles Babington
    The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON — Middle East violence is shaking up a presidential race that otherwise looks stubbornly stable, and tight. President Barack Obama holds a tiny edge, Republican Mitt Romney is seeking a breakthrough message, and three debates are ahead in the campaign’s final seven weeks.

  • Making Montezuma - Hammer’s Legacy

    By Jennifer Rowland
    United World College-USA

    Armand Hammer loved a challenge. When Lord Louis Mountbatten wondered out loud how Hammer might succeed in founding a United World College in the United States when others before him had failed, Hammer was confident. “I’d be happy to help you,” he told Mountbatten and His Royal Highness Prince Charles in 1978.

  • Celebrating 30 years: UWC’s first president reflects

    By Emily Withnall
    United World College

    Ted Lockwood may have been United World College-USA’s first president, but as anyone who has read his book “Dreams & Promises: The Story of the Armand Hammer United World College” knows, he also played a critical role in the school’s founding.

  • Parents irate over school meals

    A revolting piece of ham served to one Memorial Middle School student last week has become the symbol for what’s wrong with school lunches at Las Vegas City Schools, and fed- up parents are saying “enough.”

    The ham, along with canned green beans, canned sweet potatoes, packaged graham crackers and half an apple, was served to East students last Wednesday. Someone photographed the lunch tray and posted it on Facebook, and the posting is drawing quite a bit of attention, with some parents saying they now know why their children are coming home hungry.

  • Mid-air Magic
  • Medite water line leak plugged

    Months after the city of Las Vegas water department began the arduous task of lining everything up to plug a massive water leak, the job has been completed.

    Albuquerque Underground Inc., the contractor hired, completed the job on Sept. 7.

    The old Medite line had been losing an estimated 80 gallons of water a minute, and the problem has been on the city’s radar for months.

  • Luna may have violated state ban

    The two-page spread in Luna Community College’s weekly newsletter earlier this month touted the benefits of Higher Education Bond C, asking readers to “vote for” it.

    State law allows colleges and universities to educate voters about bond issues, but there has been a longstanding ban on advertising by state institutions that calls on voters to vote for a particular bond issue.

    The Luna advertisement appeared in its Sept. 4-9 edition. Luna officials took immediate action when the Optic brought the issue to its attention earlier this month.

  • Looking Back - Sept. 19, 2012

    In 1962

  • Looking Ahead - News - Sept. 19, 2012

    Taos Revolt of 1847 to be discussed

    Taos Revolt of 1847: The Murder of Governor Bent historical discussion will be featured at 7 p.m. this Thursday at the CCHP/Santa Fe Trail Interpretive Center, 116 Bridge St. For more information, contact Fort Union National Monument at 425-8025.

  • Weather - Sept. 19, 2012

    Wednesday
    Sunny, with a high near 81. Northwest wind 5-10 mph, becoming light and variable. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 47. South wind 5-10 mph, becoming north after midnight.

    Thursday
    Sunny, with a high near 80. North wind 5-10 mph, becoming southwest in the morning. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 49.

    Friday