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May 13, 2010
'A Nightmare in Las Cruces' One of the worst crimes in New Mexico history — an early 1990 robbery and execution-style mass murder at a Las Cruces bowling alley — remains unsolved 20 years later. But it's the hope of filmmaker Charlie Minn that his self-distributed documentary, "A Nightmare in Las Cruces," might breathe new life into this stone-cold case. Whatever the outcome, Minn has done a creditable job recounting the details of this heinous event and probing its haunting aftermath.
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February 5, 2014 | By Kathleen Hennessey
WASHINGTON--The Obama administration has selected the locations for seven new regional centers that will help farmers and ranchers adjust to the increasing risks and extreme weather associated with climate change. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will announce the sites Wednesday, according to a White House official. President Obama unveiled the  program this summer as part of his broader plan to address global warming. The centers, which the Agriculture Department calls climate hubs, will link local agriculture producers with universities, industry groups, state governments and federal agencies such as the Department of Interior and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 22, 1996
Last spring, 14 multicultural students and young professionals worked with Associated Press staffers at a Diverse Visions Photojournalism workshop. They spent three days in Las Cruces, N.M. They encountered Tony, a 29-year-old alcoholic who had planned to drive his car off the Organ Mountains, then thought better of it. So he sits on a cot, head in hands, enveloped by the smells of sweat and liquor. "Do you want to die, sir, or do you want us to help you?"
BUSINESS
May 10, 2013 | By W.J. Hennigan, This post has been corrected. See note below for details.
SpaceX, the Hawthorne rocket maker, has found a new home for flight testing on its reusable rocket. The company has signed a three-year agreement to lease land and facilities at Spaceport America, the state-owned commercial launch site located 55 miles north of Las Cruces, N.M. The announcement was made earlier this week by New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez. SpaceX, short for Space Exploration Technologies Corp., has been working to perfect its Grasshopper rocket technology.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 11, 2000
It appears President Ernesto Zedillo is the Mexican Gorbachev. Can we hope President-elect Vicente Fox is not the Mexican Yeltsin? MARV WIBURG Las Cruces, N.M.
SPORTS
October 11, 1992
New Mexico State 40, Nevada Las Vegas 10--Charles Puleri passed for three touchdowns to lead the Aggies (4-2, 1-1) over the Rebels (3-2, 1-1) at Las Cruces, N.M. Puleri completed 18 of 26 passes for 283 yards, using 11 receivers.
SPORTS
January 25, 1985
Nevada Las Vegas 92, New Mexico State 70--Richie Adams scored 22 points, and the Rebels (14-2, 7-0) increased their winning streak to 13 by beating the Aggies (6-10, 3-4) at Las Cruces, N.M.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 10, 2002 | JOE MATHEWS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Compton's new schools superintendent is being investigated by state and local prosecutors in New Mexico for bonuses and benefits he received as the top education official in the city of Las Cruces. Jesse Gonzales retired from the Las Cruces superintendency last year to accept the job as Compton's first locally appointed superintendent since 1993. State Supt.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 19, 1992
I believe The Times goofed on the photo on Page B6 in the Metro/Valley section on Sept. 11 that accompanied the story "Hurricane Relief Trucks Near Florida." The caption describes a truck "as it leaves Baton Rouge, La.," Yet, if you study it closely, the road sign at the right describes the miles to Deming, N.M., Las Cruces, N.M. and El Paso. Besides, Louisiana is not noted for sagebrush. BRAD ACCOSTA Tujunga
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 31, 1985 | Associated Press
Evangelization of Latino Roman Catholics is "the most critical challenge for the church," says Bishop Ricardo Ramirez of Las Cruces, N.M. He writes in Extension Magazine that Latinos already make up a third of U.S. Catholics, and if the church doesn't start addressing their needs in a "very serious way," many will turn to other denominations. He says the church needs to take on a "missionary mode" toward Latinos to make them feel "welcomed and accepted and shown love."
SPORTS
April 28, 2013 | By Gary Klein
Reggie Theus played in the NBA for more than a decade, covered the league as a broadcaster and coached the Sacramento Kings. So postseason drama at Staples Center draws his attention. "I've been a Lakers fan since I was a kid," said Theus, who starred at Inglewood High in the mid-1970s, "and I know a lot of guys on the Clippers. " But Theus has no time to be immersed in the playoffs. For the last three weeks, Cal State Northridge's new coach has been busy on campus or on the road recruiting, laying the groundwork to turn around a program.
NATIONAL
September 7, 2012 | By Richard Simon
WASHINGTON -- Sorry, Houston, you didn't get a space shuttle, but at least you'll get a glimpse of the last one to fly -- on its way to L.A. NASA's plans for delivering the retired shuttle Endeavour to its permanent home in California call for the orbiter to fly on the back of a Boeing 747 over parts of Florida, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas and New Mexico, as well as landmarks in San Francisco and Sacramento, before landing at Los Angeles International...
NATIONAL
December 8, 2011 | By Michael Haederle, Los Angeles Times
It wasn't a good day for New Mexico's judiciary when a district judge in Las Cruces, the state's second-largest city, was indicted last spring on bribery charges for allegedly soliciting campaign contributions in return for political favors. Then things went from bad to worse. The special prosecutor handling the case demanded that the chief justice of the state Supreme Court recuse himself for allegedly having made prejudicial comments and rulings. And then came the release of a secretly recorded audiotape in which the indicted judge, Michael Murphy, could be heard casually spouting barnyard profanities, racial epithets and homosexual slurs.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 13, 2010
'A Nightmare in Las Cruces' One of the worst crimes in New Mexico history — an early 1990 robbery and execution-style mass murder at a Las Cruces bowling alley — remains unsolved 20 years later. But it's the hope of filmmaker Charlie Minn that his self-distributed documentary, "A Nightmare in Las Cruces," might breathe new life into this stone-cold case. Whatever the outcome, Minn has done a creditable job recounting the details of this heinous event and probing its haunting aftermath.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 1, 2002 | JOE MATHEWS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The New Mexico attorney general Thursday charged current and former school board members in Las Cruces with illegally granting raises and benefits to Compton Superintendent Jesse Gonzales when he headed the schools there. Gonzales, who was not charged with anything, was superintendent in Las Cruces for nearly 12 years before leaving late last year to assume the top job in Compton. Through a spokesman, he declined to comment.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 10, 2002 | JOE MATHEWS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Compton's new schools superintendent is being investigated by state and local prosecutors in New Mexico for bonuses and benefits he received as the top education official in the city of Las Cruces. Jesse Gonzales retired from the Las Cruces superintendency last year to accept the job as Compton's first locally appointed superintendent since 1993. State Supt.
SPORTS
December 31, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
An investigation has begun involving a restaurant worker's allegation that New Mexico State basketball players beat him last week. Police say one piece of evidence is the imprint of an athletic shoe on the face of victim Conrad Padilla. "It may take a week or a week and a half to wrap up the investigation, then we will see what we have and whether the judge will accept the charges," said Pete Hampton, police chief of Las Cruces, N.M., who conducted interviews Tuesday.
NATIONAL
September 7, 2012 | By Richard Simon
WASHINGTON -- Sorry, Houston, you didn't get a space shuttle, but at least you'll get a glimpse of the last one to fly -- on its way to L.A. NASA's plans for delivering the retired shuttle Endeavour to its permanent home in California call for the orbiter to fly on the back of a Boeing 747 over parts of Florida, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas and New Mexico, as well as landmarks in San Francisco and Sacramento, before landing at Los Angeles International...
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 11, 2000
It appears President Ernesto Zedillo is the Mexican Gorbachev. Can we hope President-elect Vicente Fox is not the Mexican Yeltsin? MARV WIBURG Las Cruces, N.M.
NEWS
March 29, 1997
Cult members found dead in San Diego County were 26 to 72 years old with driver's licenses from nine states. Relatives seeking information can contact the San Diego County coroner's office at 800-600-0646.
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