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July 15, 2009 | Phil Willon
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's chief counsel, Thomas Saenz, has been tapped to become president and general counsel of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, the organization announced Tuesday. Saenz has been one of Villaraigosa's closest advisors since taking the post in August 2005, recently serving as the mayor's lead representative in negotiations with city labor unions over salary and benefit concessions to help close the city's $530-million budget gap.
September 21, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
A man who authorities say held three women in chains in a backyard sex-torture trailer was sentenced in Truth Or Consequences to more than 223 years in prison. David Parker Ray, 61, was arrested in March 1999 after a naked woman wearing only a dog collar and chain fled Ray's trailer in Elephant Butte, about 140 miles south of Albuquerque. Ray's sentence stemmed from charges involving two victims, one tortured in 1996 and another in 1999.
March 8, 2007 | Janet Hook, Richard A. Serrano and Mark Z. Barabak, Times Staff Writers
It was just three weeks before election day 2006, and Rep. Heather A. Wilson was on the ropes. Opinion polls showed the New Mexico Republican trailing her Democratic opponent in a tough campaign. Even with the support of Wilson's influential mentor, Sen. Pete V. Domenici (R-N.M.), many Republicans feared she would lose her seat and cost the party control of the House. One person in a good position to help Wilson was U.S. Atty. David C.
March 26, 1999 | Associated Press
Negotiations with Microsoft Corp. to try to settle its federal antitrust case will begin in earnest early next week, said a state attorney general who is among those suing the software giant. Attorneys general for the 19 states suing the company along with the Justice Department met in Washington to discuss the four-page proposal Microsoft sent earlier this week. Chances of a settlement remain slim; the company's initial overture was described by California Atty. Gen.
November 9, 2006 | Mark Z. Barabak, Times Staff Writer
Fighting the national tide, New Mexico Rep. Heather A. Wilson clung to a narrow lead Wednesday in her bid to keep her Democratic-leaning district in Republican hands. Wilson was ahead of her opponent, Democratic state Atty. Gen. Patricia Madrid, by roughly 1,300 votes out of more than 200,000 ballots cast. Madrid was hoping to pull ahead after a count of absentee votes and other outstanding ballots, which might not be completed until Friday.
March 23, 1999 | From Associated Press
The Energy Department, getting the go-ahead from a federal judge, said Monday it will send its first shipment of radioactive waste to a disposal site in New Mexico this week. The state and four environmental groups had sought to block the shipments, but U.S. District Judge John Garrett Penn refused Monday to issue an injunction postponing the shipments. He said the facility was legally free to accept waste.
November 22, 2006 | From the Associated Press
More than a week after Republican Rep. Heather A. Wilson claimed a razor-thin election victory, her Democratic challenger conceded Tuesday, saying a recount would cost too much and there was no guarantee it would reverse the result. In Ohio, Rep. Jean Schmidt, a Republican, clinched reelection Tuesday. Additional ballot counts gave her an insurmountable edge of about 3,200 votes over Democratic challenger Victoria Wulsin.
February 21, 2004 | From Associated Press
Dozens of gay and lesbian couples arrived in this rural town Friday to get married after a county clerk announced she would grant marriage licenses to same-sex couples, but the offer was soon revoked. The Sandoval County clerk's office granted licenses to 26 same-sex couples before New Mexico Atty. Gen. Patricia Madrid issued a late afternoon opinion that the licenses were "invalid under state law."
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.
December 5, 2000 | From Times Wire Services
In one of the most closely contested states in the U.S. presidential election, Iowa on Monday officially declared Vice President Al Gore the winner by 4,144 votes, the Iowa secretary of state's office said. It said that the state's election canvassing board officially certified the vote, which means that Gore, the Democratic candidate, will get Iowa's seven electoral votes. The final vote was 638,517 for Gore and 634,373 for Texas Gov. George W. Bush, the Republican nominee.
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