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Birthdays are endings and beginnings, a reason to look back and forward. I recently turned 39 for the eighteenth time, celebrating another successful year of not dying, and I thought I’d add up my life. Literally. 33.3 billion miles traveled around the sun. I can’t take credit for this one. Gravity and Newton’s laws of planetary motion were in charge, but I never once asked the planet to stop so I could get off and use the restroom. Phil Wilke CONTINUE

Marthe Cohn MUG Much of Marthe Cohn’s life sounds like a script for a really exciting action movie. She was a spy for the French government during World War II, risking her life to cross into German territory to report on troop movements and battle plans. Later, she received the highest military honor from both the French and German governments. Cohn, 97, will tell her story during a special presentation at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. ...

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Bulletin Report The 18-year-old man who shot himself as he tried to run from police Wednesday morning was pronounced dead this afternoon. The young man, whose identity will not be released because of the nature of his death, received a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his head. He was initially transported to MountainView Regional Medical Center in critical condition and was pronounced dead shortly after 2 p.m. At about 8:45 a.m. on Wednesday, March 7, Las Cruces Police were dispatched to the report of ...

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By Billy Huntsman Las Cruces Bulletin Many people argued for it, several argued passionately against it, but in the end the Doña Ana County Commission approved the Unified Development Code, 3-2, at its regular meeting on Dec. 13. Billy Garrett, Wayne Hancock and David Garcia were those who voted for the code, which will affect what property owners can and can’t do on their land and how development happens across the county. Leticia Duarte-Benavidez and Benjamin Rawson voted against the code, for different reasons. “I ...

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High drama Four days after man-made fireworks dotted the sky, nature provided a luminous grandeur over White Sands National Monument July 8 with a full moon and a cloud-to-cloud lightning strike. BULLETIN PHOTO BY ANTHONY ALBIDREZ

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