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• Still-unopened pedestrian bridge over I-25 near Osuna is six months behind schedule, and $1.7 million over budget.

• Following the lead of the Feds to investigate APD officer-involved shootings, DA Brandenburg says she plans to tackle the backlog of cases in her office involving APD.

• BernCo commissioners approve new animal care ordinance. New rules place ban on use of "cable trolleys" and mandates microchip implants.

• Mayor expected to select successor to fill the final two years of outgoing councilor O'Malley's term. Will it result in a redistricting-related shuffle that will enable Benton to take the seat?

• New census data shows New Mexicans more likely to own their homes than the rest of the U.S.; also more likely to live in poverty.

• Democrat state senators expected to select top leader in Santa Fe meeting this weekend. One contender is Duke City's Linda Lopez.

• Guv reshuffles executive team. Promotes top spokesperson to Deputy Chief of Staff.

• Controversy continues in wake of last month's resignation of Eldorado HS girls soccer coach. Was he forced to quit for violations of APS policy or not?

• Minivan collides with Einstein's near UNM. Bagels survive. See photos.

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Comment by The DitchRider on December 7, 2012 at 9:06am

The soccer coach should have a better sense of what is appropriate.  An adult coach paid for by all of us asking a child if he can pray over her is certainly not something a public employee should be doing.

Comment by Granjero on December 7, 2012 at 10:12am
Please tell me how praying for someone is inappropriate.
Comment by RunLikeADog on December 7, 2012 at 10:16am
I agree. When there is a disaster and the President asks us to prayer for the victims, I would think that means it is okay to pray for anyone.
Comment by shotsie on December 7, 2012 at 11:39am

Maybe APS/ El Dorado HS was concerned about this statement:

“Literally, she did not move an inch, she was laying out on her face,” he said of the injury. “It was pretty scary … Our girls pray before every single game, but it’s student-led. So I went ahead and asked if I could pray with the team and I ended up asking the athlete herself if I could pray with her and she said yes. Who knew it would come back to be a big deal?”

Yep, there's nothing like being coerced into praying so you can be playing....

Comment by Lahjik on December 7, 2012 at 7:12pm

Seems to me that it's fairly cut and dried when you sign the contract.  Teachers/coaches/authority types aren't supposed to be praying with kids nor suggesting/recommending that they do so on their own.  Yes, it might be harmless or even beneficial but the rules are pretty clear.  In much the same way that it's ok if students date each other but teachers can't date the students.  Why is that so difficult for the Christians to understand?


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