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Lake Lucero Tours Scheduled

LAS CRUCES--Monthly guided tours of Lake Lucero, the sources of the white gypsum sand that makes up White Sands National Monument, will begin Jan. 30 at 2 p.m.

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Winter Wine Festival Features Wine Tasting, Fine Dining

LAS CRUCES--Some of the world's finest wines will be available during the annual Winter Wine Festival Jan. 19-27 in Taos.

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Lovington Show of Wheels Set for Jan. 30-31

LAS CRUCES--More than 100 different vehicles, including antiques, classics, mini trucks and street rods, will be displayed at the Lovington Chamber of Commerce's annual Show of Wheels Jan. 30-31 at the Lea County Fairgrounds in Lovington.

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McCarthy lawsuit settled

New Mexico State University President William B. Conroy announced today that the lawsuit against the University by former head men's basketball coach Neil McCarthy has been settled. NMSU will pay McCarthy a lump sum of $800,000. In addition, about $35,000 in an escrow account will be transferred to McCarthy. President Conroy said:

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Vargas to Retire After 27 Years

Javier Vargas will retire Jan. 31 as Doņa Ana County agricultural agent and program director with New Mexico State University's Cooperative Extension Service.

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Artesia Science Center Superintendent to Retire

LAS CRUCES--Carl Barnes, superintendent of New Mexico State University's Agricultural Science Center at Artesia, will retire Jan. 29, after almost 34 years of service.

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4-H Essay Contest Winners Named

LAS CRUCES--Three New Mexico 4-H members have received awards for their creativity and writing skills in the 1998 4-H Essay Contest.

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Jones Hired to Coach NMSU's Equestrian Team

Las Cruces--Debbie Jones, a Tatum native, has been hired to teach Western riding classes and coach New Mexico State University's defending national champion Equestrian Team.

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World Shovel Races to Highlight Winterfest

LAS CRUCES--Imagine racing down a snow-covered mountain on a shovel. Participants will get a chance to do just that during the World Shovel Race Championship held in Angel Fire, Feb. 5-7.

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NMSU builds abrasive block cutter from scratch

"Built from scratch" is an apt term to describe the latest creation from New Mexico State University's Advanced Manufacturing Center. It is a machine designed to cut abrasive blocks into sizes small enough to be used around the home. Staff and students at the AMC designed and built the device from the ground up for Earthstone International, a Santa Fe company that uses glass to make the abrasive blocks. The cutting machine will result in increased productivity and a safer workplace at a reduced cost.

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NMSU workshops designed to help steer girls to engineering

Ashley Gilpin, 11, kneeling, with help from Haden Hankins, 12, right, and Madison Cox, 11, middle, clocks the time it takes cars to get through the fast food drive-through line. Cynthia Leon, 12, standing left, and Margi Miranda, 14, record the stats for the NMSU workshop.

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English professor receives North American Indian Prose award

New Mexico State University assistant English professor Amanda J. Cobb has been selected as a recipient of the 1998 North American Indian Prose Award for her book manuscript, "Listening to Our Grandmother's Stories: An Historical Analysis of the Literacy Curricula at Bloomfield Academy/Carter Seminary for Chickasaw Females, Indian Territory /Oklahoma, 1852-1949."

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NSF Grant helps NMSU astronomer study strange nova

Something strange is happening in the constellation Cassiopeia and New Mexico State University astronomer Joni Johnson wants to know why.

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Millions of People Have Credit File Problems

LAS CRUCES--People who have high debts may have a hard time paying them off, especially when credit is used too often. As many as 50 million people have credit file problems, said a consumer education specialist with New Mexico State University.

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Consumers Can Save Money Every Time They Go Grocery Shopping

LAS CRUCES--Food is considered cheap in the United States, but some families still find it hard to stretch their dollars at grocery stores. In addition to using coupons and taking advantage of weekly bargains, shoppers can save money by following a few tips.

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Knowing Telemarketing Sales Rules Can Save Time and Money

LAS CRUCES--One of the most unwelcome sounds at dinner time is the telephone ringing. Often, the call is from a sales person. People can get rid of these annoying interruptions if they know a few telemarketing sales rules, said a New Mexico State University consumer education specialist.

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Some Families Qualify for Additional Tax Credit This Year

LAS CRUCES - Many parents should get a break on their income taxes this year. The 1997 Taxpayer Relief Act has established a child tax credit of $400 per child for kids under 17.

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Gloria Steinem to speak at NMSU March 18

Writer and social activist Gloria Steinem will speak at New Mexico State University's Pan American Center at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 18.

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NMSU computer scientists strive to ease computer use

Anyone who has ever stared at a computer screen wondering which button to push may be thrilled to know that four New Mexico State University computer scientists are developing software that could make computers easier to use. Even better is the hope that some of these programs will be available in the not-too-distant future.

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University archivist receives Historical Society award

Austin Hoover, New Mexico State University archivist and director of the Rio Grande Historical Collections in the University Library, has received the 1999 Hall of Fame Award from the Dona Ana County Historical Society.

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Less-Fattening Carob May Satisfy Chocolate Cravings

LAS CRUCES--Valentine's Day just wouldn't be the same without a box of chocolate. No other flavor has such a universal appeal. But for calorie counters, chocolate has its downside.

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NMSU prof. says outlook for Southern New Mexico depends on global economy

The 1999 economic outlook for Southern New Mexico will hinge on the global economy, said Christopher Erickson, an assistant professor of economics in the New Mexico State University College of Business Administration and Economics.

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NMSU banking program receives first students and first major support

From left, NMSU College of Business Dean Danny Arnold stands by while NationsBank President Clark Morrow presents a check worth $10,000 to NMSU finance professor James Cotter.

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New Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management Professor at NMSU

LAS CRUCES--Gregory Blanch has been hired as an assistant professor in New Mexico State University's hotel, restaurant and tourism management department.

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Millennium Bug Scare Can Frighten Kids

LAS CRUCES--As the countdown to the year 2000 continues, talk increases about what will happen on Jan. 1. Most often, we hear about possible millennium bug problems and how to avoid them. But all this speculation could create fear in children, says a New Mexico State University child development specialist.

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Stardust spacecraft using NMSU-made antennae

NASA's comet-chasing Stardust spacecraft is communicating with Earth using antennae designed and built by New Mexico State University's Physical Science Laboratory (PSL).

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Japanese TV show includes reserach by NMSU professor

A four-person crew interviewed NMSU mechanical engineering professor Harry Hardee for a segment on Japanese television. From left, the cameraman films Hardee, who answered questions from the director.

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Rede Hired as Santa Fe County Extension Home Economist

LAS CRUCES--Marsha Rede started work in January as Santa Fe County's home economist with New Mexico State University's Cooperative Extension Service.

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San Juan County Gets New 4-H Agent

LAS CRUCES--Craig Painter, a native of Florida, is the new 4-H agent for San Juan County's Cooperative Extension Service.

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Professor wins Children's New Script Award

New Mexico State University associate theater arts professor Ruth E. Cantrell was awarded the Children's New Script Award at the annual Southwest Theatre Association Conference.

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