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New Mexico State Newsletter Newsletter for Thursday September 02, 2010


New Mexico State Newsletter Newsletter for Thursday September 02, 2010 ( 25 items )  

'Conducting' Research, One Track at a Time: WIU's Jennings Rides The Rails, Brings Back Expertise
MACOMB, Ill., Sept. 1 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: Like many college professors, Bart Jennings uses his summer break to travel. But Jennings may be the only WIU faculty member who, when traveling by train, gets to sit in the conductor's seat. Since 1998, Jennings has organized and led scenic passenger-train excursions two to three weeks every year sponsored by the Southern Appalachia Railway Museum, a non-profit organization in Oak Ridge (TN). This   more

Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development Speaks at the NADO Annual Conference
WASHINGTON, Aug. 31 -- The U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration issued the text of the following speech: I. A NEW FOUNDATION Good morning. Thanks Matt for that kind introduction. Thank you all for being here. I know what a sacrifice it is to come out to San Diego during perfect beach weather. I've been on the job now for nearly one year. I want to thank Matt and NADO for your support and constructive advice as I lead EDA's efforts to create a new foundation   more

Astroturf Alert: Rallies Against Congressional Oil Spill Measures Represent Industry Views - Not Citizens
WASHINGTON, Sept. 1 -- Public Citizen Litigation Group issued the following news release: Today marks the start of rallies across the country organized by the oil and gas industry to block Congress from passing much-needed measures to address problems that came to light during the BP Gulf of Mexico disaster. The American Petroleum Institute (API), which is organizing the events in Texas, Ohio, Illinois, New Mexico and Colorado, claims to speak not only for industry workers but for acountl  more

Bernaillo County, Museum Work to Boost Economy
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., Sept. 1 -- Bernalillo County issued the following news release: One Bernalillo County commissioner said the county's partnership with the Museum of New Mexico means art will boost the economy. Sarah Hartford has a house full of her artwork. As an artist getting back to work after raising children, she said she is glad she has the opportunity to showcase her work through the Museum of New Mexico. "I think it's really exciting to have that opportunity," Hartford said. "  more

Bernalillo County Names New Substance Abuse Program Director
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., Sept. 1 -- Bernalillo County issued the following news release: Katrina C. Hotrum, long-time State of New Mexico Department of Health official has been named as Bernalillo County's new Substance Abuse Program Director. She will begin her employment on September 27, 2010. Ms. Hotrum holds Master's degrees in Counseling and Family Studies and a Bachelor's of Science degree in Psychology. She began her career with the State of New Mexico Aging and Long-Term Services Depart  more

Border Security: Don't Forget the Judiciary
WASHINGTON, Sept. 1 -- Rep. Gary Miller, R-Calif. (42nd CD), issued the following news release: During the last several years, stepped up enforcement and prosecution efforts in Southwest border jurisdictions have resulted in a significant increase in the number of drug, immigration, and weapons cases being filed in courts along the border. Consequently, the current workload experienced by the five district courts along the Southwest border - which include Southern California, Arizona, New Me  more

CDOT to Make Environmental Improvements to US 160 Bridge at Santa Rita
DURANGO, Colo., Aug. 31 -- The Colorado Department of Transportation issued the following news release: Starting tomorrow, September 1, and lasting through mid-October, the Colorado Department of Transportation and contractor Alert Traffic Control of Bayfield will make improvements to mitigate future scouring of the US 160 bridge at Santa Rita. The work, which will cost approximately $290,000 total, consists primarily of placing "rip-rap," or rock material, around the bridge's center pier t  more

CMI's 'Becoming Eduardo' set to screen at Burbank International Film Festival
LAS CRUCES, N.M., Sept. 1 -- New Mexico State University issued the following news release: Coming away with the award for "Best New Mexico Film" at the Albuquerque International Film Festival this past weekend, "Becoming Eduardo," the Creative Media Institute in the College of Arts and Sciences at New Mexico State University is showing its colors as its first feature film, continues to create a buzz in the movie world. Already being recognized with a slew of awards from various film festi  more

Congressman Harry Teague Announces Staff Mobile Office Hours in Las Cruces
WASHINGTON, Aug. 31 -- Rep. Harry Teague, D-N.M. (2nd CD), issued the following news release: Congressman Harry Teague's district staff will host Mobile Office Hours at the DACC East Mesa Campus on Wednesday, September 1st. Members of the public are encouraged to attend to share their thoughts and questions with Congressman Teague's district staff. Staff can also assist area residents experiencing problems with federal agencies. Constituents can call Congressman Teague's office at 1-888-9-TEA  more

Early Bird Registration for YALSA's Young Adult Literature Symposium Extended to Sept. 17
CHICAGO, Sept. 1 -- The American Library Association issued the following news release: The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) extended the early bird registration deadline to Sept. 17 for the Young Adult Literature Symposium, which will be held Nov. 5-7, at the Albuquerque (N.M.) Marriott. Registrants must take advantage of the lowest rate for symposium registration by Sept. 17 at at www.ala.org/yalitsymposium. The 2010 theme is "Diversity, Literature, and Teens: Beyond Goo  more

FERC Order to Public Service Company of New Mexico Regarding Non-Conforming Transmission Service Agreement
WASHINGTON, Sept. 1 -- The U.S. Department of Energy's Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued the text of the following delegated order: Public Service Company of New Mexico Alvarado Square - MS 0810 Albuquerque, NM 87158 Attention: James G. Butler Regulatory Project Manager Reference: Non-Conforming Transmission Service Agreement FERC Order to Public Service Company of New Mexico Regarding Non-Conforming Transmission Service Agreement Dear Mr. Butler: On J  more

Film Screening at ENMU Thursday Night
PORTALES, N.M., Sept. 1 -- Eastern New Mexico University issued the following news release: Laurel Petty, assistant professor of theatre and film at Eastern New Mexico University, will screen her film "A Hungry Boy" at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 2, in Buchanan Hall of the Music Building on the Portales campus. The 20-minute film is a portrait documentary about a chef and his art. ENMU music faculty Travis Erwin and student Janice Pacheco contributed to the original soundtrack. A questio  more

Fly and Float Annual Balloon Regatta at Elephant Butte Lake State Park
SANTA FE, N.M., Sept. 1 -- The New Mexico Department of Tourism issued the following news release: The 30th annual Elephant Butte Balloon Regatta at Elephant Butte Lake State Park - one of the country's most unique balloon adventures - is Saturday and Sunday (September 11-12, 2010), 7 a.m.-noon both days. The Regatta traces its history back to the 1970s when balloonists would travel to Elephant Butte Lake when they decided that spring had finally arrived and it was time to go to "the lake"  more

Harry Teague Continues Small Business Resource Workshop Series in Los Lunas
NEW MEXICO, Sept. 1 -- Rep. Harry Teague, D-N.M. (2nd CD), issued the following news release: Congressman Harry Teague announced Wednesday that he will host a series of Small Business Resource Workshops across the 2nd congressional district. The series of fairs continues at the Intermodal Transportation Center in Los Lunas on Wednesday, September 1st. These events will connect small business owners with federal and local government agencies and lender groups to provide the opportunity to ask   more

Havemeyer Edible Garden to Hold Fourth Annual Fundraiser
MAHWAH, N.J., Sept. 1 -- Ramapo College issued the following news release: Ramapo Colleges's Havemeyer Edible Garden will hold its annual fundraiser Thursday, September 23 with a talk by author Mark Winne. Winne's "Closing the Food Gap: Resetting the Table in the Land of Plenty" was published in 2008 and established that hungry America isn't feeding its masses nutritiously nor eco-consciously enough. Winne's new book, "Food Rebels, Guerrilla Gardeners, and Smart Cookin' Mamas," will be rel  more

Introducing the Class of 2014
SOMERVILLE, Mass., Sept. 1 -- Tufts University issued the following news release: "Let your life speak," we told the 15,432 applicants to our Class of 2014. And they did. A Southern poet set the standard. "I am the whimsy of cotton candy stranded in the steamy burrows of West Tennessee," she said. Sometimes a few words captured a key idea about identity: "I'm a bit Goth,""I'm a gay Socialist,""I'm a failed environmentalist" and "I was the 6'3" red lobster on the Santa Monica Pier." The rep  more

Lea County Sherriff's Deputy Arrested
HOBBS, N.M., Sept. 1 -- The New Mexico Department of Public Safety issued the following news release: Agents from the New Mexico State Police Investigations Bureau arrested 59 year old Danny Surratt of Hobbs on September 1, 2010. Surratt was arrested and charged with 1 count of Criminal Sexual Penetration of a Minor, a 1st degree felony, 2 counts of Criminal Sexual Penetration of a Minor, a 2nd degree felony, 1 count of Criminal Sexual Contact of a Minor, a 2nd degree felony, 2 counts of I  more

Mahan and Kerr Capture Third Annual Notah Begay III Foundation Challenge
ONEIDA, N.Y., Sept. 1 -- The Oneida Indian Nation, a federally-recognized Native American tribe, issued the following news release: The pairing of Hunter Mahan and Cristie Kerr outshot a world-class field of PGA and LPGA TOUR stars to win the third annual Notah Begay III (NB3) Foundation Challenge. The winning twosome finished the mixed team, best ball tournament at 10 under par, two shots better than the runner-up pairing of Rickie Fowler and Annika Sorenstam, at the challenging Atunyote Gol  more

N.M. Employers to Receive Help in Covering Health Insurance Costs for Early-Retirees
WASHINGTON, Sept. 1 -- The office of Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today said four major New Mexico employers will be receiving help in covering health care costs of early retirees who are not yet eligible for Medicare. Under the health insurance reform law, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is able to provide reimbursement for medical claims for early retirees and their spouses, surviving spouses, and dependents. T  more

National Civil Engineering Society Elects New Officers
RESTON, Va., AUG. 31 -- The American Society of Civil Engineers issued the following news release: The American Society of Civil Engineers' (ASCE) newly elected officers will be installed to its Board of Direction on Oct. 22, 2010 during the business meeting at ASCE's Annual Conference in Las Vegas. The new board members include: President―Kathy J. Caldwell, P.E., president of Caldwell Cook & Associates will hold the organization's highest elected office until the fall of 2011. In add  more

New Mexico Coalition for Healthy Families to Host Legislative Forum
LAS CRUCES, N.M., Sept. 1 -- New Mexico State University issued the following news release: New Mexico's new grassroots family organization, the New Mexico Coalition for Healthy Families, is hosting a legislative forum from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Friday, Sept. 24, at Church Alive, 4601 Avocet Road NW in Albuquerque. This event is free and open to the public. The Coalition is the result of grassroots efforts to unite the state's family-centered agencies, including New Mexico State University's Stre  more

P&G Voluntarily Recalls a Small Amount of Dry Cat Food
CINCINNATI, Aug. 31 -- The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services' Food & Drug Administration issued the following recall notice: The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G) is voluntarily recalling a small number of bags from a specific lot of one of its dry cat food products due to potential salmonella exposure. No illnesses have been reported, and no other Iams pet food products are involved. Only one code date is affected by this announcement: See table here: http://www.fda.gov/Safety  more

Statement by Deputy Press Secretary Matt Chandler on Pew Hispanic Center Report on Unauthorized Immigration Flows
WASHINGTON, Sept. 1 -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security issued the following statement by Deputy Press Secretary Matt Chandler: "This Administration's unprecedented commitment of manpower, technology and infrastructure to the Southwest border has been a major factor in this dramatic drop in illegal crossings. We are cracking down on employers who hire illegal labor, seizures of illicit goods are up across the board, criminal alien removals are at an all-time high, the Border Patrol is  more

USDA Rural Development Under Secretary Tonsager Announces Recipients of Rural Business Enterprise Grants
WASHINGTON, Aug. 31 -- The Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries issued the following news release: USDA Rural Development Under Secretary Dallas Tonsager today announced that 45 states, the Western Pacific region and the commonwealth of Puerto Rico will benefit from funding made available under the Rural Business Enterprise Grant program (RBEG). "The funding announced today represents the Obama Administration's ongoing efforts to create economic and job opportunities in rural a  more

UW Announces Landmark Gift That Transforms University's Role in the Arts
LARAMIE, Wyo., Sept. 1 -- The University of Wyoming issued the following news release: University of Wyoming officials said today (Wednesday) the university has received the largest estate gift in its history, a bequest that will transform the university's role in the arts in Wyoming and across the United States. The estate gift is from Wyoming artist, Neltje, a prolific abstract expressionist whose works have been described as an "exploration of making the sensed visible." The gift inc  more




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