Morning Fix: Schmidly Has Stomach Trouble...Doctor Advises Miss Rest of Football Season.

• UNM President Schmidly's doctor says Prez is still sick. Will miss rest of football season. Incidentally, the doctor is the new acting president.

• New Mexico Secretary of Education couldn't visit Rio Grande HS last week. Reschedules. She's coming today to investigate Rio's student scheduling snafu.

• Drag queens to pull those numbered balls for charity at Scalo's. Bingo anyone?

• When mother turns her back on child to talk to her probation officer, kid sets house on fire with cigarette lighter. Nobody hurt...this time.

Carpenters' union pickets day care center because building owner used non-union labor in remodel. Pickets heard hammering out "Hokey-Pokey Forever."

• Former perps in gruesome Torreon Cabin murders suing police for coerced false confessions.

Drunk crashes into police car. Blows a .29. That's 3 1/2 times the legal limit.

• News from around the state: The Carlsbad Current-Argus confirms it...next governor female.

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Comment by shotsie on October 19, 2010 at 8:25am
Interesting way to stage a palace coup at UNM..... (You're very sick, Mr President, I advise immediate bed rest - but don't worry, we'll take care of business while you're gone... More koolaid??.)
Comment by Adelita on October 19, 2010 at 9:30am
My thoughts exactly shotsie!
Comment by once banned twice shy on October 19, 2010 at 10:48am
ANOTHER kid playing with a cigarette lighter? Jeez Louise.
Comment by Granjero on October 19, 2010 at 1:48pm
Unions are way out of control these days. Hurting businesses that have nothing to do with the original issue just because they can.
Comment by Carolyn Gonzales on October 22, 2010 at 10:31am
You'd think that if you're referencing some other media report, you could spell Schmidly's name right. And maybe not kick a guy when he's down.
Comment by Johnny_Mango on October 22, 2010 at 10:27pm
You're right Carolyn. I should have checked the spelling of his name. I usually do that. Sorry for the spelling error, and I'll fix it.

But I have to say I am not kicking "a guy when he's down." He is a public figure who has taken UNM in a direction not supported by virtually the entire academic staff of the university. What I did was attempt to make light of a situation in which everybody expects Schmidly to recover fully. If there was any doubt whatsoever of that, I would not have made the remarks. There was certainly no ill will intended...just poking a little fun at a couple of situations much on the public mind. Thanks for sticking up for him, though. It's nice to see some sensitivity in the comments section! :-)

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