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Top Stories for Friday, October 17th, 2014:





Donovan Singletary sings the finale of a performance of “The Three Astronauts,” a space opera, to kick off the first day of the twoday International Symposium for Personal and Commercial Spaceflight Wednesday, Oct. 15, at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum. Also on stage are Jessica Medoff and Jai Jun Hong. “The Three Astronauts” is based on the book by Umberto Eco and Eugenio Carmi, and is created by three teams of composers and librettists from each of the countries represented in the story: Russia, China and the USA.


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By Todd G. Dickson

Las Cruces Bulletin

The potential of Gov. Susana Martinez’s reelection and the local debate on minimum wage are coloring the issues being debated by area candidates for the Legislature.

Democrats are criticizing the level of testing in the schools, the effects of the behavioral health shake-up and support raising theminimum wage, while Republicans are supporting Martinez’s call to hold back third-graders who can’t read well and blame government regulations and...

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By Todd G. Dickson

Las Cruces Bulletin

A recent visit to Dońa Ana Community College (DACC) by an accreditation team from Higher Learning Commission (HLC) went well with its overall campus accreditation still intact.

“This affirms what I’ve discovered since I came here,” said Renay Scott, DACC’s new president, who began herposition in June, shortly after the accreditation visit. “I see this as affirming that we’re headingintherightdirection.”

The HLC report cited positive...

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Three-time Western Athletic Conference tournament champion New Mexico State University is expected to finish the season at the top of the heap again.

The Aggies were the top preseason favorite in coach voting.

NMSU senior guard Daniel Mullings was selected as the WAC Preseason Player of the Year in a vote of the league’s eight head coaches, who could not vote for their own team or players.

The Aggies received 49 points and seven first-place votes...


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By Alta LeCompte

Las Cruces Bulletin

Stuart Witt, chief executive officer of the Mojave Air and Space Port, challenged attendees at the International Symposium on Personal and Commercial Space (ISPCS) Community Partners luncheon Tuesday, Oct. 14, to build a vibrant business hub at Spaceport America – and to bring the community along.

“Tell your story to a thirsty world,” Witt said. “People are looking to be part of something bigger than themselves.”

Witt, a Top Gun Navy...

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By Zak Hansen

Las Cruces Bulletin

Four years ago, Las Cruces faced its first zombie outbreak, with hundreds of the undead rising from the grave and shambling through Downtown, hungry for the brains of the unsuspecting living.

Each year since, the horde has grown, with more and more brain-hungry undead added to the ranks each fall.

Filled with the moans and groans of the shuffling undead, Main Street will once again become a full-blown zombie apocalypse and the onslaught will...

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