September 20, 2013 |
Everyone appears to know his role. Back story: UCLA and New Mexico State go into Saturday night's game at the Rose Bowl heading in different directions. The Bruins, ranked 13th, are coming off a 41-21 thumping of Nebraska at Lincoln. The Aggies, who have not had a winning season since 2002, are on 14-game losing streak. Action … New Mexico State Coach Doug Martin: "We are probably playing the hottest team in college football right now. They are probably going to be national title contenders.
September 20, 2013 |
UCLA plays New Mexico State at the Rose Bowl on Saturday night and the Bruins are 42 1/2-point favorites. Staff writer Chris Foster examines the story lines: Sand kicking UCLA has mixed results recently against teams from non-Bowl Championship Series conferences. The Bruins have a 7-5 record against such teams since 2007. However, those losses were to quality football programs - Houston (2011), Brigham Young (2008 and 2007), Fresno State (2008) and Utah (2007). New Mexico State does not fall into that category.
September 16, 2013 |
UCLA's biggest challenge this week will be internal. The Bruins, fresh from an emotional and a come-from-behind victory over Nebraska, face lowly New Mexico State at the Rose Bowl on Saturday. The Aggies have not had a winning season since 2002. “We have to find a way to get focused for this game and find a way to play better,” said UCLA Coach Jim Mora. “There is a lot of areas for improvement on this football team. We got a vision here of what we want to be and we got to work at that every day.” That could serve as better motivation than trotting out the Aggies' football heritage.
September 16, 2013 |
This could be viewed as the next best thing to another week off for the UCLA football team, giving the Bruins more than two weeks to prepare for the Pac-12 Conference opener at Utah. Coach Jim Mora might scoff at the thought, and there might be a stern look peering out from beneath the brim of his tightly attached baseball cap if asked, but facts are hard to ignore. The Bruins should get a light workout from New Mexico State on Saturday night at the Rose Bowl. The Aggies are 0-3 and have lost 14 consecutive games.
September 2, 2013 |
When President Enrique Pena Nieto delivers his first state of the union message Monday, he won't leave home to do it. The unusual venue -- his residence, Los Pinos -- is replacing the more traditional spot, the presidential National Palace, because striking teachers have laid siege to the plaza surrounding it. Government officials and invited dignitaries would have a tough time reaching the palace. Nine months into Pena Nieto's presidency, not everything is going quite according to his well-choreographed, carefully hyped plans.
August 27, 2013 |
Welcome, New Mexico, to the roster of states where same-sex marriage is performed and recognized. Sort of. It has been a bumpy ride on the way to marriage rights for gay and lesbian couples. Some states have come to that point through the courts, sometimes though their legislatures, sometimes by the voters themselves. Not counting New Mexico, 13 states and the District of Columbia now recognize such marriages. Why leave out New Mexico? Same-sex marriage hasn't exactly been legalized there because of some unusual factors particular to the sometimes quirky state.
August 26, 2013 |
A judge has ordered the clerk of New Mexico's most populous county to begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, declaring that discriminating against them violates the state constitution. After state District Judge Alan M. Malott handed down a writ of mandamus on Monday, Bernalillo County Clerk Maggie Toulouse Oliver told the Los Angeles Times that her office would begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples on Tuesday. The order, which affects major cities like Albuquerque, comes after both Santa Fe County and Dona Ana County began issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples last week . Last Friday, a separate judge ordered Santa Fe County Clerk Geraldine Salazar to start issuing licenses.
August 7, 2013 |
At the Candy Lady shop in Albuquerque, customers can chose from 20 flavors of fudge, a wall of licorice, handmade chocolates and bags of blue-tinged crystals made of rock candy. Owner Debbie Ball calls it "Breaking Bad Candy" after the show that, until recently, was a fixture in her community. Ball supplied 100 pounds of the candy as a crystal meth prop for the AMC series "Breaking Bad," about a chemistry teacher turned methamphetamine maker. When the show stopped needing her services, Ball decided to sell the crystals in her store.
August 2, 2013 |
David Mapes loves the photograph in a very “Yesterday” kind of way. The image's composition is a dreamy and moody black-and-white and it shows Beatles drummer Ringo Starr just days after the band's 1964 appearance on the "Ed Sullivan Show," the TV program where American teenage girls screamed and fainted and welcomed British rock 'n' roll stateside. Mapes is an art gallery owner in Taos and knows one-of-a-kind work when he sees it. “It shows Ringo at the Washington Coliseum.
July 27, 2013 |
Albuquerque may not be L.A., but New Mexico's largest city is home to "Breaking Bad," the AMC series that is both shot and set here. It returns to the small screen Aug. 11. Plus Albuquerque Studios, where parts of "The Lone Ranger" were filmed recently and "The Avengers" was filmed a couple of years ago, is among the nation's biggest production facilities (not open to the public), so visitors can immerse themselves in this high-desert Hollywood. The tab: Airfare excluded, a two-night getaway will cost about $500, including lodging at Hotel Parq Central, a trolley tour for two and a meal at the restaurant that "Bad" fans know as Los Pollos Hermanos.