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Sandia’s program inspires science career dreams for American Indian students

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ALBUQUERQUE — Sandia National Laboratories will bring hands-on science and engineering activities—like a LEGO robotics class—to a hundred New Mexico middle and high school students the week of April 13. The activities are part of Sandia’s Dream Catchers Science Program, held this year at the University of New...

Fiscal policy group reacts to governor’s statement on revenue spike

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ALBUQUERQUE — James Jimenez, executive director of New Mexico Voices for Children, issued the following statement regarding Governor’s Martinez’s press release on the recent revenue spike:

“The announcement of a surplus in our state budget from oil and gas revenue is good news for New Mexico’s children—for now. Unfortunately, without some foundational changes to our tax systems, these good times are not likely to last.

“Less than one year ago, lawmakers were scrambling to pay for basic services like schools, roads, and public safety. New Mexico has become too reliant on the oil and gas industry to fund these services, which has created boom-or-bust cycles for our economy...

Video game inspired Rampage is another genre flop

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The adaptation lacks energy, campy-thrills

Rating: «« out of ««««

Running Time: 107 minutes

It appears that adapting video games to feature film may be one of the trickiest tasks there is. After decades of effort, the results haven’t exactly wowed viewers: Super Mario Brothers, Wing Commander, Tomb Raider, Hitman, Prince of Persia, and Need for Speed being just a few examples. The latest is Rampage, inspired by an arcade game that allowed players to control giant monsters, trash cities and eat civilians who happened to cross their paths. Honestly, that’s not an awful lot of material to base a movie on. So, while the film features a charismatic lead and few inspired moments...

DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for April 13, 2018

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Welcome back to another edition exploring the highlights of new releases arriving on Blu-ray and DVD. It’s a busy one with a wide-ranging group of features and subject matter, meaning that there should be something for everyone. So if you can’t make it out to the movies this week, be sure to give one of these titles a try!

Big New Releases!

All the Money in the World - The Getty family is the subject of this biopic, particularly the kidnapping of John Paul Getty III. After the youngster is taken in Italy, his mother is forced to ask the rather cruel and frugal family patriarch to negotiate ransom demands. Naturally, the kidnappers are less than impressed with the methods...

Saluting Gallup’s first-known female infantry enlistee in the U.S. Army

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Pam Dabbs wants to be all she can be

Pamela Dabbs says she hopes to one day study at a major university and become a nurse or surgeon, but come this summer, she will be tackling another ambitious goal—that of joining the U.S. Army.

“It’s something I’ve thought about for a long time and it’s something that I want to do,” Dabbs, 19, and a senior at Gallup High School, said. “I’ve talked to a lot of people about the decision and what it means. I’ve already enlisted and I’m planning to leave after I graduate.”

Dabbs is a Gallup native and one of the few females in the state of New Mexico wanting to join a military infantry unit. An infantry soldier is trained in...

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