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  • Licenses Advertised In N.Y. Paper

    06/07/2011 9:36:08 AM PDT · by Rogle · 7 replies
    This one took out an ad in El Diaro, a Spanish-language daily in New York City, to attract clients for his services facilitating driver’s license acquisition in New Mexico, according to court papers. The cost of the service: $2,500 to $2,700, plus expenses incurred getting to New Mexico. The U.S. Border Patrol arrested and charged Jose Luis Aguirre last month with harboring illegal immigrants Elsa Puente-Vasquez of Ecuador and her husband, Luis Sancho-Pachar, along with Edwin Zorrilla-Ordonez of Colombia. Aguirre’s is the latest case in an international market that has drawn foreign nationals from India, Poland, Brazil, Korea and elsewhere...
  • Wildfires Rage in Arizona

    06/07/2011 9:14:59 AM PDT · by Rogle · 16 replies
    Massive wildfires in Arizona continue to grow, burning at least 192, 000 acres of timber and brush, and prompting evacuations most recently in the town of Greer. The fires sent smoke into skies visible from 200 miles away. Residents in White Mountain community of Alpine in eastern Arizona near the New Mexico border were also ordered earlier to evacuate as the fire neared.
  • Stimulus Is Working

    12/17/2010 1:21:38 PM PST · by Rogle · 20 replies
    Vanity
    I think everyone should lighten up on President Obama. The stimulus is working. Why, just one month ago, he got jobs for 63 Republicans.
  • Auto IRAs a Smart, But Depressing, Choice

    09/08/2010 11:41:26 AM PDT · by Rogle · 6 replies
    Jeff Bingaman (D NM) plans to require employers to set up automatic IRAs for their employees — who would be required to "opt out" if they don't want to participate Snip which targets businesses with 10 or more full-time employees that don't already offer a 401(k) or other qualified retirement program Snip Under Bingaman's plan, prompted by the Obama administration, employees would be automatically enrolled in an Individual Retirement Account, with at least 3 percent of their wages going into it. They could opt out. Their employer would get a tax break equal to the cost of administering the program.
  • Democrat Mid-September Surprise

    08/31/2010 11:55:18 AM PDT · by Rogle · 41 replies
    31 Aug 2010 | Rogle-Vanity
    I can see a scenario played out this September as we have no budget for Government Fiscal Year 11 and no prospect of one until after the elections. The Democrats will submit a Continuing Resolution with so much spending and additions that the Republicans will not support it. This will of course shut down the Federal Government just after 1 Oct. The Democrats will then blame the Republicans for shut down the Government and being obstructionist causing a backlash against the Republicans in the November elections. On the other hand, if the Republicans hold their noses and vote for the...
  • Republican Women vs Democrat Women

    08/13/2010 10:14:28 AM PDT · by Rogle · 7 replies
    Not sure if this has been posted before, but it sure funny enough for a second posting. The first part is the Republican women. As you're listening to that part, be thinking of what song they will play for the Dems. I laughed out loud when it started. http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=sXzrUztyd1Y
  • CYFD, Gov.'s Policies at Odds

    07/05/2010 11:02:41 AM PDT · by Rogle · 3 replies
    Albuquerque Journal ^ | 5 July 2010 | Juan Carlos Rodriguez
    The Governor's Office and the state's Children, Youth and Families Department were acting at cross-purposes in May after a high-profile case in which an illegal Mexican immigrant was accused of molesting a 6-year-old girl at an Albuquerque gym. Juan Gonzalez, now 21, had been accused of similar crimes when he was younger, but no one had notified immigration authorities. Enter Gov. Bill Richardson, who announced on May 17 that he was ordering CYFD to start notifying federal immigration authorities when a young illegal immigrant in its care commits a violent crime. At about the same time, though, CYFD was scrapping...
  • Passport May Be Needed To Fly

    11/25/2009 9:23:47 AM PST · by Rogle · 36 replies · 2,371+ views
    Albuquerque Journal ^ | 25 Nov 2009 | Dan Boyd
    Beginning Jan. 1, you might need a passport. New Mexico is on a collision course with the federal government over a controversial federal ID law. State officials and at least one congressman are scrambling to avoid what could be massive disruption to airline travel. As things stand now, New Mexicans won't be able to use their state-issued driver's licenses to gain airport security clearance starting Jan. 1, 2010. Instead, a passport will have to be presented to board an airplane, a top state official confirmed. …………. New Mexico is one 36 states that don't meet requirements of the federal Real...
  • PRC Member Indicted

    04/09/2009 10:26:40 AM PDT · by Rogle · 6 replies · 437+ views
    Albuquerque Journal ^ | 9 April 2009 | Raam Wong
    SANTA FE — A grand jury Wednesday indicted Public Regulation Commissioner Jerome Block Jr. and his father, former PRC member Jerome Block Sr., on multiple felony counts. The charges stem from campaign finance violations last year during the younger Block's successful, but controversial, bid for the powerful state commission. The eight charges against Block Jr. include two counts of embezzlement, as well as tampering with evidence and violation of election laws. An attorney for Block Jr. noted that the commissioner has already paid civil fines to the New Mexico Secretary of State's Office after admitting to misstatements on campaign finance...
  • Denish: 'Time To Retrench and Retool'

    12/08/2008 8:59:15 AM PST · by Rogle · 5 replies · 297+ views
    Albuquerque Journal ^ | 8 Dec 2008 | Aurelio Sanchez
    Speaking at Albuquerque Interfaith's 15th anniversary celebration, Lt. Gov Denish said government will need advocacy groups like Interfaith to help retool an ailing state and national economy. "For so long, we thought business made the sole determination about who gets the jobs, but what you and I know is that the community helps to make those decisions, by working together and by organizing," she told about 150 people at Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary. --snip— "We now know that government can't do this alone," she said, adding that strong advocacy communities are needed "to tell the story of...
  • Go Army Beat Navy

    12/01/2008 2:46:31 PM PST · by Rogle · 29 replies · 906+ views
    Self, Vanity
    My only vanity posting of the year. I love this game each year not just because I was Army and grew up Army but because the players on both sides play the game with CLASS
  • Teens Pick Wrong Robbery Target

    11/26/2008 12:57:10 PM PST · by Rogle · 11 replies · 1,734+ views
    Albuquerque Journal ^ | 26 November 2008 | Bruce Daniels
    <p>Two 17-year-old reputed gang members approached a bicycle rider near the painted water tank by the Wal-Mart in Las Cruces Sunday afternoon and allegedly brandished a knife and demanded money, the Las Cruces Sun-News reported.</p> <p>The would-be victim, however, was an off-duty Dona Ana County sheriff's deputy, who happened to be armed -- as many off-duty officers are, and produced his handgun, the Sun-News said.</p>
  • N.M. Budget Woes Will Continue Into 2010 Fiscal Year

    10/22/2008 2:59:54 PM PDT · by Rogle · 13 replies · 349+ views
    Albuquerque Journal ^ | Barry Massey
    SANTA FE — New Mexico's financial woes won't end if lawmakers and Gov. Bill Richardson plug a budget shortfall estimated at more than $200 million this year. The revenue outlook for the upcoming budget year also appears bleak. There's essentially no new money projected to cover potential increases in operating costs next year for public education, health services for the poor and general government operations ranging from courts to prisons, lawmakers were told Tuesday. That's spells trouble for public school teachers, college faculty and state employees hoping for salary increases next year. The budget squeeze also poses problems for Richardson's...
  • Need Help Freeping a Poll

    09/11/2008 11:25:57 AM PDT · by Rogle · 25 replies · 110+ views
    We in New Mexico need help Freeping this Poll. The Question is: Sarah Palin: Enough already? Or do you still want more coverage? You do not need to be a subscriber to the paper to vote. Thanks
  • Dumb Laws

    05/15/2008 3:26:11 PM PDT · by Rogle · 7 replies · 67+ views
    When looking through Dumb Laws at dumblaws.com I came across this one in Utah No one may have sex in the back of an ambulance if it is responding to an emergency call. Can any Freepers tell my why this one went on the books?
  • Four Marines (Great Story)

    05/13/2008 1:28:41 PM PDT · by Rogle · 14 replies · 86+ views
    e-mail | Not Sure
    As I came out of the supermarket that sunny day, pushing my cart of groceries towards my car, I saw an old man with the hood of his car up and a lady sitting inside the car, with the door open. The old man was looking at the engine. I put my groceries away in my car and continued to watch the old gentleman from about twenty-five feet away. I saw a young man in his early twenties with a grocery bag in his arm, walking towards the old man. The old gentleman saw him coming too and took a...
  • Universal Health Care New Mexico Style

    04/11/2008 8:12:27 AM PDT · by Rogle · 13 replies · 154+ views
    Albuquerque Journal ^ | 7 April 2008 and 11 April 2008 | Jeff Jones and Winthrop Quigley
    Friday, April 11, 2008 Gov. Eyes Session Before Primary By Jeff Jones Journal Politics Writer Gov. Bill Richardson says he's inclined to call a special legislative session on health care reform next month— smack-dab in the middle of primary election season. In a round of phone calls Wednesday to state Senate leaders, Richardson said he's considering calling lawmakers back to Santa Fe before the primary election on June 3, when more than 20 House and Senate members face challenges. "The governor has tried to work with Senate leaders to move this issue forward and forge an agreement on health care...
  • DemoRat Party Nomination

    02/13/2008 8:37:56 AM PST · by Rogle · 21 replies · 35+ views
    Self | Self
    Neither Hillary nor Obama can win the nomination of their party on simply the vote of the people. Remember this is the party that demanded that Al Gore be given the Presidency because he won the popular vote. Hillary would have to get 101.23% of the remaining votes to get the nomination simply on the popular vote which under normal circumstance that would not be possible, however we are talking about the Democrat party. Obama would need 98.16% of the remaining delegates to be nominated by the popular vote and that is not going to happen. So the Super Delegates...
  • NM State House OKs $6 Billion Budget

    01/31/2008 3:20:31 PM PST · by Rogle · 5 replies · 34+ views
    Albuquerque Journal ^ | 31 Jan 2008 | Associated Press
    SANTA FE — The House has approved a $6 billion budget to finance public education and general government operations next year. About $2.6 billion will go for public schools. That's an increase for schools of slightly more than 5 percent.
  • House Panel Guts Governor's Health-Coverage Bill - New Mexico

    01/30/2008 3:43:02 PM PST · by Rogle · 15 replies · 635+ views
    Albuquerque Jorunal ^ | 30 Jan 2008 | Deborah Baker
    SANTA FE — With the 30-day legislative session at its midpoint, the governor's health coverage bill started moving — but only after a House committee gutted it. The House Health and Government Affairs Committee on Wednesday removed key provisions of Gov. Bill Richardson's universal coverage plan: requiring New Mexicans to have health insurance, and requiring employers to contribute to a fund to help pay for it. Instead, under the committee changes, a newly created Health Care Authority would determine by October 2009 what the impact of such a mandate would be. The requirements in Richardson's bill were "very onerous for...
  • 'Underdog' Richardson Seeks To Shake It Up

    01/03/2008 2:17:30 PM PST · by Rogle · 8 replies · 55+ views
    Albuquerque Journal ^ | 3 Jan 2008 | Jeff Jones
    MASON CITY, Iowa— A white Cessna Citation touched down and quickly rolled to a stop at the tiny airport here, and Gov. Bill Richardson, bundled in a big blue parka, hurried out.
  • National Intelligence Estimate on Iran

    12/12/2007 7:47:21 AM PST · by Rogle · 7 replies · 159+ views
    e-mail | 11 Dec 2007 | Michael M. Dunn
    Received this letter via e-mailNote this is not classified information and is available on the net. AFA members perhaps like me, many of you are a bit confused about the most recent National Intelligence Estimate on Iran. Seems like the press is not doing a very good job at telling us what it says. So, I thought we all could benefit from a direct read of it: http://www.dni.gov/press_releases/20071203_release.pdf Note that it is 9 pages long ... but the first 5 pages are boilerplate. Recommend you start on page 6. A few comments are probably in order. First, I found it...
  • Richardson Asking State Workers To Help Out in Iowa

    12/06/2007 2:59:15 PM PST · by Rogle · 21 replies · 340+ views
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | 06 Dec 2007 | Barry Massey
    SANTA FE — Democratic presidential hopeful Bill Richardson has a Christmas wish for some of the state government employees in his administration: pack your bags and head to Iowa. The two-term governor is asking governmental appointees and other state employees to volunteer to help his campaign by traveling to Iowa before the Jan. 3 leadoff presidential contest Several of the governor's top administrators already have hit the campaign trail in Iowa and New Hampshire. Others plan to be in Iowa for the critical final days before the caucus.
  • Go Army Sink Navy

    11/26/2007 7:49:59 AM PST · by Rogle · 51 replies · 1,173+ views
    26 Nov 07 | Self
    We need a little fun
  • Richardson: U.S. Troops Contribute To Sectarian Violence in Iraq

    09/19/2007 2:31:38 PM PDT · by Rogle · 28 replies · 193+ views
    Albuquerque Journal ^ | Nedra Pickler
    WASHINGTON — Democratic presidential candidate Bill Richardson said today that the presence of U.S. troops in Iraq has contributed to the sectarian violence rather than bringing stability to the war-torn nation. "There's no question there's tribal and ethnic hatreds," Richardson told The Associated Press. "But when those tribal and ethnic hatreds are fueled by American policy of hostility, then you make the situation worse." In an interview with AP editors and reporters, the New Mexico governor argued that all combat and non-combat troops should be removed from Iraq because their presence is only contributing to violence. "It's not a guarantee...
  • Roads Panel Weighs Raising Gas Tax

    09/07/2007 11:11:13 AM PDT · by Rogle · 19 replies · 448+ views
    Albuquerque Journal ^ | 7 Sep 2007 | Trip Jennings
    SANTA FE— Increasing New Mexico's 17-cent gasoline tax by 6 percent a year— or about 1.3 cents a year for the first decade— could go a long way toward building and repairing the state's roadways, leaders of a highway construction task force said Thursday. Rep. Patricia Lundstrom, D-Gallup, and state Transportation Commission Chairman Johnny Cope head up a group looking for ways to pump extra money into the state's financially troubled highway construction programs. They both said they like the idea of automatically raising the gasoline tax each year.
  • Design Unveiled for Spaceport America

    09/04/2007 3:48:02 PM PDT · by Rogle · 40 replies · 757+ views
    Associated Press LAS CRUCES — The New Mexico Spaceport Authority today unveiled the design of Spaceport America, the state's commercial spaceport venture north of Las Cruces. Spaceport officials say the low-lying 100,000-square-foot hangar and terminal facility will have a minimal impact on the environment, resembling a rise in the landscape. Construction is to begin next year and is expected to be finished in late 2009 or early 2010 The cost of the entire spaceport project is estimated at $198 million.
  • APD No Longer Reporting Illegal Immigrants

    08/14/2007 12:43:35 PM PDT · by Rogle · 47 replies · 1,540+ views
    Albuquerque Journal ^ | 14 Aug 2007 | Bruce Daniels
    <p>Police chief, activists to announce new procedures at morning news conference.</p> <p>Albuquerque Police Chief Ray Schultz will hold a news conference just a few minutes from now with members of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) and El Centro de Igualdad y Derechos to explain new police procedures regarding illegal immigrants.</p>
  • Taxpayers Foot Bill

    05/18/2007 9:20:54 AM PDT · by Rogle · 4 replies · 237+ views
    Albuquerque Journal ^ | 17 May 2007 | Polly Summar
    Santa Fe's long-awaited World Peace Conference did what its organizers said it was supposed to do: attract some 480 people from around the world. New Mexico taxpayers footed the bill, paying about $420,000 in appropriations over the past several years, averaging out to some $875 a participant. Attendees paid $45 each to attend the two-day conference that started Wednesday at the Santa Fe Hilton. With registration from all over the world and ages ranging from 10 to over 80, the participants at the first day's events were supportive of the state's support and involvement. Artist Elias Rivera, of Santa Fe,...
  • Two Dollar Bill

    04/04/2007 11:18:28 AM PDT · by Rogle · 188 replies · 8,428+ views
    e-mail
    On my way home from work, I stopped at Taco Bell for a quick bite to eat. In my billfold are a $50 bill and a $2 bill. I figure that with a $2 bill, I can get something to eat and not have to worry about anyone getting irritated at me for trying to break a $50 bill. Me: "Hi, I'd like one seven-layer burrito please, to go " Server: "That'll be $1.04. Eat in?" Me: "No, it's to go." At this point, I open my billfold and hand him the $2 bill. He looks at it kind of...
  • School balks at excusing absences for GI's kids

    03/23/2007 12:51:14 PM PDT · by Rogle · 56 replies · 1,723+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | 23 March 2007 | Carol Ann Alaimo
    When her husband comes home to Tucson on leave from Iraq, Keila Rios could face a dilemma she finds infuriating. She plans to take their children out of school for a week to spend time with their Army dad. But when she asked for makeup work they could do at home, she initially was told they'd receive zeroes if they didn't go to class. The head of the charter school they attend declared the absences inexcusable and told the Arizona Daily Star that Rios' children would not be allowed to make up missed assignments. It now seems the principal is...
  • Go Army Sink Navy

    11/27/2006 9:56:30 AM PST · by Rogle · 51 replies · 1,211+ views
  • Breakout Rattles Ruidoso

    10/18/2006 11:52:47 AM PDT · by Rogle · 2 replies · 328+ views
    Albuquerque Journal ^ | 18 Oct 2006 | Leann Holt
    Ruidoso residents are asking why they were not notified when two boys walked away from a nearby juvenile jail last month. The two teens, ages 15 and 16, then stole a shotgun from a Ruidoso residence, carjacked a local man by putting the shotgun to his head and led police on a high-speed chase through Ruidoso before they were caught, according to local news accounts. The Sept. 17 escape was the third from Camp Sierra Blanca. A total of 13 boys have escaped since last December, all of whom were caught.
  • CYFD Warned of Jail Closing

    10/06/2006 11:40:48 AM PDT · by Rogle · 4 replies · 387+ views
    Albuquerque Journal ^ | 6 Oct 2006 | Leann Holt
    When a maximum-security jail for dangerous juveniles closed just over two years ago, some legislators, law enforcement personnel and juvenile corrections employees sounded alarms. Putting violent, predatory teens into general jail populations was dangerous for everyone, they argued, especially teens who were incarcerated for lesser offenses. Now, after two alleged sexual assaults within days of each other at the Youth Diagnostic and Development Center in Albuquerque, the alarms are growing louder. Ed Abreu, superintendent of the New Mexico Boys' School, is speaking out for the first time about the violence that erupted at his facility when high-risk juveniles were moved...
  • Armijo says he's back in state auditor race; others aren't so sure (More Dem Shannagins)

    09/06/2006 11:40:44 AM PDT · by Rogle · 1 replies · 191+ views
    Albuquerque Trib ^ | 6 Sep 2006 | Michael Amedeo and Kate Nash
    The conflicting conclusions arose Tuesday after Armijo - flanked by his parents, friends and other supporters at Bataan Park in northeast Albuquerque - said he would still run for the office despite earlier announcements of his withdrawal. "After 17 years in the military, the most important lesson I learned was to never quit," he said. "If a select few politicians are nervous, so be it." Armijo's intention runs contrary to Aug. 29 announcements from the New Mexico Democratic Party and a public relations firm in which he is quoted as saying he was leaving the race. They were released shortly...
  • Judge says Nelson need not testify in new Vigil trial

    09/05/2006 1:55:14 PM PDT · by Rogle · 2 replies · 209+ views
    Albuquerque Trib ^ | September 5, 2006 | AP
    By Associated Press Posted 12:49 p.m. A federal judge ruled today that a California investment adviser will not have to testify in the retrial of former state Treasurer Robert Vigil on public corruption charges. U.S. District Judge James Browning said he would not compel Kent Nelson to testify after Nelson invoked his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination. However, Browning said he would admit into evidence transcripts of Nelson's testimony from Vigil's first trial, which ended in a mistrial this spring. Vigil faces 24 federal extortion and racketeering counts in an alleged kickback scheme. Nelson pleaded to a single count of...
  • Railway Gave $50K to Gov.-Led Group

    06/28/2006 9:09:33 AM PDT · by Rogle · 8 replies · 299+ views
    Albuquerque Journal ^ | 28 June 2006 | Jeff Jones
    The railroad company that sold the state a $75 million rail line for Gov. Bill Richardson's Rail Runner Express commuter train gave $50,000 this year to a national political group Richardson leads. The BNSF Railway Co. also has contributed $7,500 to Richardson's re-election campaign since late last year, records show. Richardson campaign manager Amanda Cooper said political donations play no role in Richardson's state-policy decisions.This is the same defense that former State True sure Robert Vigil (D) is using in his pay to play scandal. For those who are not aware Robert Vigil is facing numerous charges including Racketeering where...
  • Brats: Our Journey Home

    04/10/2006 11:53:58 AM PDT · by Rogle · 1,100+ views
    For all of those military brats out there and who do not know about this. “Brats: Our Journey Home” is a documentary of how we grew up. It is well done and a good film even if it is fixated on the negative of growing up in the military.
  • Disney Employees Cleared, Woman Charged

    03/03/2006 3:13:46 PM PST · by Rogle · 28 replies · 1,154+ views
    ORLANDO, Fla. -- The Orange County Sheriff's Office just announced that it has arrested the woman who claimed she was raped by several men who work at Walt Disney World. They say the woman made up the story, and that the sex was consensual. The woman, Elizabeth Sunde, 26, is being charged with making a false police report, WESH NewsChannel 2 reported. On Feb. 26, police responded to a report of an alleged sexual battery involving multiple suspects. Sunde told investigators that she was approached by five or six "French men" in her apartment complex at approximately 4 a.m., and...
  • Bill "The Governor" Richardson

    02/09/2006 3:55:23 PM PST · by Rogle · 8 replies · 324+ views
    (Albuquerque, NM) -- “People are so anxious to hear the truth. A little bit of truth can go a long way in the American political process today,” said former Virginia Governor Mark Warner about the “new progressive” Bill Richardson, both of whom were speaking this week at North Carolina State. (“Gov. Tests ’08 Themes For Solid GOP States,” ABQjournal, 2/8/06) A little bit of truth indeed. Want the whole truth? In response to Bill Richardson’s untruthful claims this week that he is a tax-cutter and pro-business, the New Mexico Republican Party has released a limited edition baseball card that highlights...
  • Online New Mexico Tax Forms Reject Donations to Republican Party (Business as usual in NM)

    02/02/2006 8:55:05 AM PST · by Rogle · 22 replies · 1,323+ views
    Albuquerque Journal ^ | 2 Feb 2006 | Jeff Jones
    SANTA FE— State government yanked the plug on its computer tax-filing system Wednesday after discovering it won't let online filers donate part of their income-tax refunds to the New Mexico Republican Party….The donation problem was discovered Tuesday evening by Terry Dean of Las Cruces, who decided to get an early jump on his state taxes….Dean, a controller for Las Cruces public schools and a licensed accountant, said he was nearing the end of the electronic tax return when it asked him if he wished to donate $2 of his $300-or-so state tax refund to a political party. He opted to...
  • Navy Beats Army

    12/05/2005 7:47:10 AM PST · by Rogle · 19 replies · 594+ views
    05/12/2005 | self
    As a non West Point graduate but a big supporter of the Black Knights when you get blown out you got to stand up and take the heat for the defeat.
  • Go Army Sink Navy

    11/30/2005 1:05:22 PM PST · by Rogle · 24 replies · 415+ views
  • Vigil Session Starts Friday; Deal Rejected (Democrat Treasurer)

    10/25/2005 12:58:31 PM PDT · by Rogle · 1 replies · 194+ views
    Albuquerque Journal ^ | 25 October 2005 | Trip Jennings
    SANTA FE— The Legislature will convene Friday for an extraordinary session to let the House consider evidence against state Treasurer Robert Vigil and possibly vote on whether to impeach him. Confirmation of the session came after House Speaker Ben Lujan, D-Santa Fe, rejected a last-minute deal that would have let Vigil take a leave of absence without pay in return for a halt to impeachment proceedings.
  • State officials were accused of unlawfully obtaining payments

    09/16/2005 12:48:41 PM PDT · by Rogle · 4 replies · 343+ views
    http://www.abqtrib.com ^ | 16 Sep 2005 | Kate Nash
    State Treasurer Robert Vigil and former State Treasurer Michael Montoya were arrested this morning and indicted on charges of wrongfully obtaining payments from an investment adviser, according to the indictments and the Federal Bureau of Investigations. They were arrested by Federal Bureau of Investigations agents early today, said Norm Cairns, a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney's Office. Federal agents executed search warrants at Vigil and Montoya's homes as well as at the State Treasurer's Office. There was no answer at the Treasurer's Office this morning. According to the indictment, Vigil is accused of obtaining more than $50,000 in payments from...
  • Students Can Still Fly Home

    06/23/2005 8:02:03 AM PDT · by Rogle · 11 replies · 694+ views
    Albuquerque Journal ^ | 06/22/05 | Colleen Heild
    By Colleen Heild Journal Investigative Reporter The Richardson administration's plan to buy a new jet means students at New Mexico School for the Blind and Visually Impaired in Alamogordo will have to find a new way to fly home on weekends. Superintendent Diana Jennings said state aircraft have been flying students home most every weekend during the school year for the past 10 years to communities such as Farmington, Raton and Taos. She said the school received notice May 3 that the state General Services Department can no longer commit state aircraft for student travel. "What was communicated to us...
  • What was your best April Fools Stunt

    04/01/2005 10:09:05 AM PST · by Rogle · 15 replies · 731+ views
    Self
    Not to many years ago I was working with an Army Major who had started off his military career as a mud Marine. After his stint in the Marine he went to College and earned a commission as an Armor Officer. All of this information is necessary for you to understand that the Maj. was a true blue hard charging army officer. Well the Maj. was in charge of a very large meeting with folks from all over the country one April 1st. I had my wife call at a time when I knew we would be in the meeting...
  • CG FIRST CAVALRY DIVISION TALKS ON IRAQ

    03/16/2005 10:59:40 AM PST · by Rogle · 10 replies · 696+ views
    e-mail | 15 March 2005 | Deputy CMDT, USArmy War College
    I went to an AUSA dinner last night at the Ft. Hood Officers' Club to hear a speech by MG Pete Chiarelli, CG of the 1st Cav Div. He and most of the Div. have just returned from Iraq. Very informative and, surprise, the Mainstream Media (MSM) isn't telling the story. I was not there as a reporter, didn't take notes but I'll make some the points I remember that were interesting, surprising or generally stuff I had not heard before. It was not a speech per se. He just walked and talked, showed some slides and answered questions. Very...
  • Anti-Immigration Law Support

    02/11/2005 8:09:01 AM PST · by Rogle · 8 replies · 488+ views
    11 Feb 2005 | Self
    Below is a bill the passed the New Mexico Senate on a vote of 22 to 20. It is my belife that this jepodizes our national secutity and is just plain wrong. I would urge my fellow Freepers to either call or e-mail State Senator Martinez with your thougths of his bill. His number at the state capital is (505) 986-4389 e-mail richardc.martinez@nmlegis.gov SENATE BILL 103 47th legislature - STATE OF NEW MEXICO - first session, 2005 INTRODUCED BY Richard C. Martinez AN ACT RELATING TO LAW ENFORCEMENT; PROHIBITING STATE AND LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES FROM ENFORCING FEDERAL IMMIGRATION LAWS....
  • NM Senate Bill 103, Anti-Enforcement of Fed Immigration Law

    02/10/2005 3:52:47 PM PST · by Rogle · 14 replies · 473+ views
    *Senate Bill 103: Local Enforcement of Federal Immigration Laws* Senate Bill 103 passed on the NM Senate Floor yesterday. All 18 of our Republican Senators as well as 2 Democrats voted against the bill, which would prohibit state and local police from enforcing federal immigration laws. Call your Senator today and thank them for their vote to protect New Mexico families. The Capitol number is 986-4300. For more information about the bill, please visit the New Mexico Legislature website at http://legis.state.nm.us. Click on Bill Finder, and then go to "Find Legislation by Number." Then click the appropriate Chamber (Senate) and...