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  • Thumbs - Our high country lowdown on the news - June 15, 2012

    THUMBS DOWN! BACKED INTO A CORNER? At first, the four-day-per-week proposal at Las Vegas City Schools had nothing to do with saving money;  we were told the budget would be prepared with no significant savings anticipated by the move. But now that the district is facing a $1.2 million shortfall in next year’s budget, we’re told a four-day schedule is the best way to save money.

  • Editorial Cartoons - June 15, 2012
  • Nuestra Historia - ‘Abandon hope all ye who enter here’

    On June 11, 1923, Judge David J. Leahy issued an arrest warrant for Carl Magee, ordering Sheriff Lorenzo Delgado to “take the body of Carl C. Magee and keep him safely so that you have his body forthwith before the District Court within and for San Miguel County.”

    Secundino Romero had set in motion the wheels of San Miguel County justice — his justice. Carl Magee’s Albuquerque newspaper would be silenced, and Magee himself punished. The stage was set in a town controlled by a family whose very name meant Las Vegas and San Miguel County.

  • Editorial Roundup - Excerpts from editorials around the nation - June 15, 2012

    The Holland (Mich.) Sentinel on the presidential campaign (June 10) — Americans won’t vote for president for almost five months, but we already seem to be in the thick of the presidential campaign. Attack ads denigrating Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are rolling out on television and the Web, fueled by hundreds of millions of dollars in “super PAC” money unleashed by the 2010 Citizens United decision. ...

  • A real lifesaver - Jazmine Harge— sports standout at RHS, NMHU — rescues youngster

    Analee Garcia will celebrate her second birthday Aug. 22, thanks to a New Mexico Highlands University student athlete who used CPR to save the baby’s life.

    Jazmine Harge, a 20-year-old volleyball middle hitter, was on lifeguard duty at the Las Vegas Abe Montoya Recreation Center on March 13 when the urgent summons came that someone in the pool’s viewing room needed CPR.

  • Durant: Killing ‘em softly

    By Brian Mahoney
    AP Basketball Writer

    OKLAHOMA CITY — Not many know much about the guy who dominated Game 1 of the NBA Finals other than he’s pretty good.

    Kevin Durant is a mystery even to some of the players trying to beat him.

    “It’s one of those things where I respect his game, but I don’t know him, either. I know probably just as much as you guys know,” Miami’s Dwyane Wade said Wednesday, a day before the Heat were to try to crack the code in Game 2.

  • For Fabian - Saturday event memorializes coach

    Teaching was his vocation.

    Basketball was his love.

    Distance running was his passion.

    Fabian Trujillo made a career of coaching both hoops and cross country in addition to his day job as a classroom teacher, and in each of the three venues, he delighted in making an impact on young lives.

    On Saturday, he’ll have another chance to continue that work.

  • Isotopes offense sputters

    After the Isotopes bats made all kinds of noise to open the series, those sticks fell silent for the last two games against the Round Rock Express.

    Albuquerque slipped to 37-30 after a 5-2 loss Wednesday at Isotopes Park.

    The Express (29-38) outhit Albuquerque 15 to 7 on Wednesday, winning the second straight after a 9-2 verdict on Tuesday.

    Fernando Nieve (3-4) gave up four runs — three earned — on 10 hits in six innings of work, striking out five.

  • Cain perfect for Giants


    SAN FRANCISCO — Matt Cain pitched the 22nd perfect game in major league history and first for the Giants, striking out a career-high 14 and getting help from two spectacular catches to beat the Houston Astros 10-0 on Wednesday night.

    Cain’s 125-pitch masterpiece for San Francisco featured a pair of great plays by his corner outfielders. He got pinch-hitter Jason Castro on a grounder to third for his 27th and final out with the sellout crowd of 42,298 roaring.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - June 15, 2012

    FRIDAY
    Baseball
    • La Plaza Little League, schedule TBA, Rodriguez Park
    • Las Vegas Little League: Majors Reds vs. Cubs, 5:30 p.m., Red Sox vs. Angels, 7:30 p.m.; Minors SandGnats vs. Red Wings, 5:30 p.m., RiverCats vs. Bats, 7 p.m.; Keyes Park

    SATURDAY
    Running
    • Fabian Trujillo Memorial Run/Walk, 7 a.m., Gene Torres Golf Course

    MONDAY
    Baseball
    • La Plaza Little League, TBA, Rodriguez Park