Feb 10 - 16, 2011 

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Veterans' Affairs

Sunday by the Big Screen

By Toby Smith

As Christina Aguilera began to stumble through the national anthem before Sunday’s Super Bowl, nobody in the SCI stood up.

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Council Bite

Cold-Weather Friends

By Carolyn Carlson

Praises were sung at the Monday, Feb. 7 Council meeting about the way city employees handled weather-related problems. Councilor Rey Garduño started the accolades, and others chimed in, thanking police officers, the fire department and street workers for keeping the city safe during some of the coldest February days in New Mexico’s recorded history.

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Ortiz y Pino

The Guv Who Cried Fiscal Calamity

By Jerry Ortiz y Pino

Gov. Susana Martinez’ administration got started on the wrong foot.

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Odds & Ends

By Devin D. O’Leary

Dateline: China—China’s government is embarrassed after it was caught demonstrating its latest military hardware through old clips of the Tom Cruise film Top Gun. Footage supposedly showing the new J-10 fighter knocking another jet out of the sky with an air-to-air missile was broadcast by state-sponsored China Central Television on Jan. 23. Internet observers quickly noticed similarities between the training exercise footage and the ’80s action flick. The Wall Street Journal published a side-by-side comparison between the two videos online. Sure enough, the images are identical. The footage has since been removed from the CCTV website and network officials are refusing to comment.

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Letters

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