• Get your picture taken on the moon for FREE! Ok, it's not the actual moon, but a virtual environment... one of many fun activities on-hand at the NASA Aeronautics Research Display at the Balloon Fiesta, which starts tomorrow. 

New Mexico's largest publishing company struggling due to declining book sales and fewer published titles. Seeks additional funding.

• UNM assistant professor of the School of Medicine says that prescribing marijuana to people with PTSD increases the likelihood ....

• Using socks to cover his hands so no fingerprints would be left doesn't help the burglar who tried robbing a NE Heights home. Homeowner catches him in the act, chases and detains until police arrive.

Man gets lesson in parenting from Gov. for leaving baby in car unattended.

• Want to vote in the upcoming election? In NM, GOP "Poll Challengers" who were falsely trained may ask you to show an ID -- or vote on a provisional ballot that would only be counted if the race is close. 

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Comment by Hunter on October 5, 2012 at 8:58am

The UNM Press story is sort of reminiscent of NMSO's problems.  Almost 1/2 of the Press deficit is the "rent" they pay to UNM.   I wonder if all the sports teams cover their rent?

Comment by Don Brown on October 6, 2012 at 2:27pm

Your headline on the PTSD/medical cannabis petition is majorly wrong. The interim director of the state's program has not, to my knowledge, taken any position on this bogus petition by a UNM professor or on anything related to PTSD's inclusion in the state's program. The petition has yet to be considered by the board governing the program and hopefully will be defeated. Thousands of New Mexicans would directly suffer as a result. If you're going to summarize the news, please do it correctly. Can you correct the headline? 

Comment by MarketPlace Media on October 6, 2012 at 2:44pm
Don, my apologies. You are correct. I've corrected the attribution in the headline. Thank you for bringing this to my attention.
Comment by The DitchRider on October 6, 2012 at 3:26pm

The UNM Press story is a major example of our "educational" priorities in America.  Billions for football...cake sales for books.

Comment by Izquierdo on October 6, 2012 at 8:22pm

The sequel to UNM President William Davis' UNM Press book, "Miracle on the Mesa" is going to have to be named "Disaster in the Desert." Of course, Oklahoma University Press will have to print it..Has anyone counted the amount of money spent to get rid of basketball and football coaches since Year 2000.


Comment by Izquierdo on October 6, 2012 at 8:25pm

It's interesting to see the "How to Publish Your Book Professionally Ad" by Universe that has cropped up on top of this blog.


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