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New members in the Legislature may mean this year’s session will end in UNM’s favor. This year’s Legislature has the largest freshman group in two decades, with nearly 35 new senators and representatives participating in this session, said Marc Saavedra, UNM’s director of government relations. It is possible some of them will be more sympathetic to UNM’s legislative requests, including to measures to ensure the future of the New Mexico Lottery Legislative Success Scholarship, he said. “We’re off to a good start this session,” he said. UNM is pushing for legislation that would keep the Lottery Scholarship fund from running out. If nothing changes, its funding will run dry by July of this year.

Saavedra said a bill to save the Lottery Scholarship has been in the works for the past four years. The amount of money the bill required to keep the scholarship afloat had stopped its passage, he said. But for this legislative session, which started Tuesday, he’s confident the bill will pass because they’re using different tactics and the pressure is on. “It’s like the recent fiscal cliff situation in Washington,” he said. “Sometimes a crisis deadline has a way of pulling things together.” UNM is also advocating for legislation that gives incentives for graduate and professional students to work in New Mexico after graduation, Saavedra said. Specifically, it’s pushing for tax credits to businesses that hire these in-state students. The same bill made it to the last day of the session in 2012, and was poised to pass but never went to a vote, he said.

Aaron Sweet / Daily Lobo Joshua Hinte, a UNM art studio major, and Fiona Featherston, a dance major, took a break between classes to tempt fate by strolling along the frozen surface of the Duck Pond, leaving behind a couple of snow angels and icy footprints. For the past five days, Albuquerque has experienced temperatures close to zero degrees Fahrenheit.

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Alien life may not be just a filmmaker’s fantasy anymore, as UNM scientists have discovered rich water content in a Martian meteorite. UNM Institute of Meteoritics director Carl Agee said the meteorite, which he first received in August 2011, contained 10 times the normal amount of water in Martian meteorites. Although this does not prove the existence of life on the red planet, he said the amount of water in the rock makes it more feasible for Martian organisms to exist. “It doesn’t say anything directly about (life on Mars) because we haven’t found life directly from the meteorite,” he said. “But in order for life to exist, you have to have water.” Nonetheless, Agee said he is optimistic that life exists on Mars. “There’s a possibility that Martian life, if it did ever exist, has gone underground or is near a volcanic area,” he said. “But we’re still dealing with a lot of ignorance about it. We need to look at more. Ultimately, the human species is going to go out there and visit Mars.” Agee said the meteorite was first found by a Bedouin meteorite hunter in the Sahara Desert in 2011, who then sold it to a Moroccan meteorite dealer. An American meteorite collector then bought it from the dealer, but was uncertain

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Courtesy photo A Bedouin meteorite hunter found a water-rich Martian meteorite in the Sahara desert in 2011, and it is now in UNM’s possession. The 2.1 billion-year-old meteorite has 10 times the water content of a typical Martian meteorite, which may indicate life existed on Mars when the specimen formed. about the type of the meteorite, so he gave it to Agee to be examined. “It took me about a month to open the package and actually work on it because it was so unusual, and it was so different than anything that I’ve ever

seen,” Agee said. After spending a month doing preliminary research with the meteorite, Agee assembled a team of 16 researchers from the University of California at San Diego and the Carnegie Institute in Washing-

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ton, D.C. The team published their findings earlier this month. Although the meteorite resembles the Martian surface rocks the NASA rover Curiosity is studying, Agee said it has a

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Those using UNM Wi-Fi for illegal downloading may face legal action. In an email dated Dec. 7, 2012, UNM Student Affairs stated there has been a recent increase in illegal downloading cases on campus. According to the letter, UNM has received complaints from companies such as the Recording Industry Association of America and the Motion Picture Association of America that “individual users of the University’s Internet system are engaged in illegal file sharing.” Student Affairs Vice President Eliseo “Cheo” Torres said that this is the second consecutive year they have had to send the letter to the University community. This time, companies are threatening to sue particular individuals who partake in illegal

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“In the end, the bill simply ran out of time,� Saavedra said. That bill, sponsored last year by Sen. Timothy Keller (D-Albuquerque), will enjoy added support from the Taxation and Revenue Committee this session, Saavedra said. “We hope that this can help us go even farther this year,� he said. In addition to the Lottery Scholarship solvency efforts, the Educator Retirement Fund solvency efforts, and solvency efforts for all University retirement funds are high on the agenda.

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The Health Sciences Center is requesting $250,000 to create a task force to plan the new College of Public Health. UNM President Robert Frank’s expertise and support in the planning stages of the college add a level of prestige to the bill, Saavedra said. “Before coming to UNM, President Frank was the dean of public health at both the University of Florida and Kent State University,� Saavedra said. “He had plenty of experience to draw upon to work to create this new task force.�

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different chemical composition. He said it has probably formed by a violent volcano explosion on the surface of Mars. “It was found in a time when Mars was transforming from being warm and wet into the cold, dry desert that we are seeing today,â€? he said. “This meteorite is probably sampling a period when geological ‌ change was taking place.â€? Victor Polyak, a senior research scientist in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences and an author of the study, said the meteorite is 2.1 billion years old. Culture Editor Nicole Perez Assistant Culture Editor Antonio Sanchez Sports Editor Thomas Romero-Salas Assistant Sports Editor J. R. Oppenheim Opinion/ Social Media Editor Alexandra Swanberg Multi Media Editor Zachary Zahorik

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Polyak, who primarily worked with age dating, said this is relatively old compared to other Martian samples. “It turns out that the age of the meteorite is also unique,� he said. “There’s no other Martian meteorite with this age. Most of them are much younger with less than a billion years old or so.� Agee said the meteorite is the second oldest Martian meteorite ever discovered. They based the meteorite’s age on a test called rubidium-strontium dating, Polyak said. This means they measure the number

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of rubidium and strontium isotopes in the meteorite. He said because they did the test with five samples from the meteorite, their findings are sound. Agee said this discovery enables scientists to do fine-scale tests that Martian rovers can’t do, and so it will help the Curiosity mission, which is also looking for water on Mars. He said that at the moment he and his team are studying the mineral composition of the meteorite, along with the gasses trapped in the rock, which resemble those in the Martian atmosphere.

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file sharing through UNM’s computing services, he said. “A lot of companies are now very sensitive, especially when they download music that hasn’t been paid for,” he said. “They want to pursue legal action against people who download these, so we’re warning students to be careful.” According to UNM’s Acceptable Computer Use Policy, users can only download files online if they have the appropriate permissions from the copyright owner or if the file is in public domain. The policy states that users are responsible for obtaining permissions themselves, and that if they fail to do so, they may be barred from using computer services on campus. In addition, students who are caught downloading files illegally are subject to disciplinary actions, such as probation, suspension or expulsion. Torres said that because there are many students who use computers at the University on a daily basis, it is difficult for the University to identify specific students who download files illegally. “It’s hard to monitor that,” he said. “We just have to remind them to be cautious and to be careful.” But Robert Burford, student conduct officer for the dean of students, said companies have their own agents who monitor illegal downloading activity on campus. Burford said that when agents spot illegal activity, they file a complaint with UNM’s information technology department, which in turn refers the case to the dean of students. He said that through this process, it becomes easier to prevent illegal file sharing on campus. “It’s very easy for students to get caught, especially when they’re using University computing

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Friend us on Photo illustration by Rachel Toraño-Mark / Daily Lobo According to an email sent by UNM Student Affairs in December, the number of cases of illegal file sharing on campus has increased recently. Student Affairs Vice President Eliseo “Cheo” Torres said organizations, such as the Recording Industry Association of America, have threatened to pursue legal action against users caught downloading files illegally through the University’s computing services. services,” he said. “It’s very easy to trace down the IP address and know exactly which computer ports have been used.” Burford said that when students are caught for the first time, they are banned from using the University’s Internet connection until they attend a “reconnect meeting.” There, the dean of students informs them of the file-sharing policies on campus. “Part of what we need to do is to communicate that message to students,” he said. “Some people are still unclear on what’s allowed and what isn’t in terms of downloading.” Burford said that after any subsequent infraction, the student may receive a verbal warning or may be placed on probation. He said no student has ever been suspended or expelled for an infraction.

Burford said these penalties do not exempt students from facing legal action filed against them by companies. “Sometimes, students get in the habit of downloading music or movies or things like that,” he said. “And some of the companies will usually seek financial restitution, which can be hundreds of dollars or up to thousands of dollars.” To prevent the problem, Torres said student affairs is now educating students about University policies during new student orientations. He said they are also encouraging faculty members to remind students about copyright laws. “All we want is to protect students from any legal action,” he said. “Sometimes, you don’t have to pay that much to make (your downloads) legal.”

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Readers responded online to the column “Old arguments bog down gun debate,” published in Monday’s Daily Lobo. The column was in response to the Dec. 14 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. and calls for a change in dialogue surrounding the gun debate. by “Rudemix” “Once you negate the use of laws to combat murderers because they’ll kill anyway, it’s kind of pointless to posit other solutions such as armed guards or metal detectors. After all, a highly motivated individual will kill anyway, yes? Let’s just let things continue along as status quo because laws won’t work, and asking rational, law-abiding citizens to be sheep for the slaughter of highly motivated killers is the best course we can take.” by “CodyA” “Nobody is saying we should let things continue as status quo. Talking about more gun control, however, is a pointless discussion and would have no effect other than restricting the rights of the law abiding, and giving the politicians something they think they can feel good about because they ‘did something.’ Could you imagine how many more people would have died had James Holmes set off those explosives he manufactured instead of shooting up the theater? Or if he stayed quiet and let police set off enough explosives in his apartment to bring down the entire complex? Or how many more children would have died had Adam Lanza assaulted the classrooms with a machete, Molotov cocktails, chains, and locks instead of two pistols (the scary ‘assault rifle’ was found in his trunk)? As for the question of ‘Who really needs an assault rifle or magazines capable of holding more than 10 rounds,’ I say, who really needs cars that can travel in excess of 55 mph? I mean, it was the speed limit only 20 years ago, and speed is the leading factor in fatal accidents. Why not govern all vehicles at 55 mph and ban any cars that can go faster than that? I’ll bet you didn’t know there are more murders using personal weapons (hands, fists, and feet) every year than all rifles and shotguns combined, according to the FBI’s Uniform Crime Report. Yes, that includes the infamous AR-15 as well as your grandfather’s bolt action rifle and double barrel shotgun. Something should be done, but we need to look at the more difficult issues to tackle, such as mental health in America and directly protecting our children in schools. Gun control is so 1990s.” To join the conversation, visit DailyLobo.com

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Climate crisis will ruin our kids’ lives by Peter Kindilien

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From 1913 through 2012, the world population quadrupled from 1.65 to 7 billion people. In this relatively short time frame, the Earth’s ecosystem has been stressed beyond its ability to sustain our civilization. While we swarmed the planet, dumping and pumping more and more waste, we consistently disregarded the visionaries who anticipated and warned us of the consequences of exceeding the biosphere’s carrying capacity. In old western movies, we see locomotives chug across the plains, trailing long black clouds of sooty smoke. I bet even the horses were thinking “what the eff?” the first time they heard one of these beasts of metal, wheezing after a toxic whiff burned through their nostrils. Smokestacks from heavy industry, combined with exhausts from our numerous modes of transportation, are the main source of increasing greenhouse gases. To nail the case that we are clueless as a race, in our continuous quest to develop the technology to kill ten times as many of our enemies in a tenth of the time for a million times the cost, we have designed the most fuel-inefficient devices on the planet: machines of war. Moving troops and supplies all around the world produces a substantial amount of pollutants in itself; but military aircraft, warships and tanks are in a class of their own for burning massive amounts of carbon-based fuels without meeting any clean-air standards. And then there are all those nasty explosions.

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Are children in Afghanistan who are massacred by the United States’ drone attacks less human than the children massacred in Sandy Hook? Are children in Palestine who are massacred by United States’ helicopters less precious than the children massacred in Sandy Hook? Do the families of Iraqi children massacred by the United States’ bombs suffer less agony than the families of children

In addition to two world wars, nuclear detonations and several major nuclear accidents, let us not forget Saddam Hussein’s treacherous gift to mankind — the burning oil fields in Kuwait. Not to be outdone, we bombed his munitions depot, releasing a cloud of deadly sarin gas that drifted over our own troops, causing the largest amount of friendly-fire casualties in our military’s history. Today, newborn babies in Beijing are immediately challenged to just survive their first day of life in a disgustingly smog-shrouded city, without the benefit of a gas mask. In recognition of the health dangers involved, their government wisely plans on building as many more coalburning power plants as possible, in as short a time as possible, to meet the energy needs of their growing economy. By U.S. law, a National Climate Assessment report is commissioned every four years. The latest one, about to be released, outlines the increasing economic stresses we will face, as climate change drastically reduces our ability to continue developing and expanding, and possibly even to maintain social order and discipline. The 300 or so scientists preparing the report squarely place the blame on burning fossil fuels. Additionally, they warn in no uncertain terms that the United States, the strongest economy in the world, will have great difficulty in dealing with the financial repercussions. Note that the release of these reports was completely suppressed during George W. Bush’s tenure. The Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change, released in 2006, is the most highly regarded report of its kind. It outlines the longterm costs to world economies in the case that

Letters massacred in Sandy Hook? When would it be right for another nation to murder our children? If never, how can it be right for the United States to murder their children? Is the United States’ mass murder of thousands of children in many nations for decades less evil than the insane gunman’s mass murder of 20 children in Sandy Hook? We have paid no federal income tax for more than 30 years. We refuse to pay for the United States to massacre multitudes of moms, dads and children. Chuck Hosking Don Schrader Daily Lobo readers

we continue forcing surface temperatures to rise. The argument is very persuasively in favor of acting now. For those who say “What about the cost to our economy if we try to slow down?” this is the response: the cost will be substantially worse if we continue to procrastinate. So now we have squarely put ourselves in the land of “intergenerational equity.” We are trapped in a globalized system that demands continued non-sustainable development, completely disregarding the cost to nature, the environment, and our own societies. Like many individuals, governments have been living way beyond their means, financially and in terms of global resources. The cost will be multiplied many times through the further depletion and probable collapse of much of the planet’s ecological infrastructure. Because we are too cheap and morally corrupt to accept responsibility for what we have created and try to halt it, our descendants will be faced with depleted resources and harsher climate conditions than mankind has ever known. We face an urgent crisis of survival and an issue of justice between our generation and those that follow. As farmers and ranchers in record numbers of drought-stricken areas of the world can assure you, there is no substitute for water when you don’t have it. The stability of any market system relies on the continued availability of the least abundant required resource. This is well known, and scientists globally agree that human activity is the root cause of most warming. So why do we still have politicians with no scientific background claiming that climate change is a hoax?

Instead of a gun ban, make guns mandatory Editor, Given the present attitude in this country, maybe the only way to restore safety for all is to make it unlawful for any person over the age of 15 not to carry a gun when in public and to not limit in any way the type of gun he or she may carry, nor the amount of ammunition he or she may carry. If we were to do that, it might also alleviate any consequences of the overpopulation problem we currently have. Robert Gardiner Daily Lobo reader


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Firm: Our microwave destroys bread mold by Betsy Blaney

The Associated Press LUBBOCK, Texas — Attention, bread shoppers: A Texas company could have the answer to some consumers’ unwelcome discovery that just-purchased loaves contain mold. MicroZap Inc. says its technology allows bread to stay mold-free for 60 days. The bread is bombarded with microwaves for about 10 seconds, which kills the mold spores, said chief executive officer Don Stull. The process could eliminate bakers’ need for preservatives and ingredients used to mask preservatives’ flavor, as well as reduce food waste and increase bread’s shelf life, he said. Researchers at Texas Tech University also see using the technology in bread made in developing countries, where there are fewer food safety standards and spoilage is a problem. “It could help us provide an abundant food source for those in need,” said Mindy Brashear, director of the Lubbock university’s Center for Food Industry Excellence. The prospect of helping people in developing countries is what motivated the microbiology professor to help develop the technology over the last eight years. After 60 days, researchers found the treated bread that remained packaged had the same mold content when compared to a freshly baked loaf, Stull said. In the end, though, he knows it comes down to consumers’ palates. “The consumers saw no discernible quality difference in the breads,” Stull said of testers who found the treated bread’s taste and texture unchanged. An Associated Press reporter found the same. Though slightly warm from the microwaves, a piece of whole-grain white bread was soft and tasted like one that hadn’t been zapped. Sixty-day-old bread was not available to taste. Estimates from the Natural Resources Defense Council this year indicated that in 2008, in-store food losses in the U.S. totaled an estimated 43 billion pounds — 10 percent of all foods supplied to retail outlets

— most of which are perishables, including bread. Unrefrigerated bread in plastic packaging will succumb to mold in about 10 days, so keeping it at bay for 60 days presents a fresh proposition. Not so fast, says Ruth MacDonald, professor and chair of food science and human nutrition at Iowa State University. There are thousands of airborne mold spores everywhere, she said, adding that though bread producers might like the technology for storage and transportation, those spores are problematic at home. “Once you open (the bag of bread), all bets are off,” she said. Mold is a type of fungus that forms because bread wrapped in plastic packaging still has water inside it. When that trapped water begins to evaporate inside the bag, the bread’s surface becomes moist, creating the ideal environment for mold. Researchers with the university tested the MicroZap on three different mold types on breads inside plastic bags with twist ties, and the microwaves destroyed each one. But there are characteristics that the zapping won’t improve; it won’t keep bread from going stale. As for touch, firmness and flavor after 60 days, one scientist had his doubts. “There would certainly be some questions that I would have around the texture of the bread holding for 60 days,” said Brian Strouts, head of experimental baking for the Manhattan, Kan.-based nonprofit American Institute of Baking. “It would not be the answer to all the problems with baked goods. There’s a lot of things that can start happening,” including bread becoming rancid. MicroZap is not a commercial bakery and has no plans to package its own bread or operate a plant where bread is treated. For now, its goal is to find a bread manufacturer that wants to implement a pilot program — using a similar metallic device as the testing prototype — in a production line. A patent is pending on the technology, Stull said, adding that they’re in talks with investors. The U.S. Department of Agriculture also has

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contacted MicroZap about possibly using the technology for exported fruits and vegetables. Stull said MicroZap has just completed drawings for an in-home unit, so that consumers could treat bread and other foods themselves. He estimated an in-home unit would cost about $100 more than a regular microwave. Microwaving bread is not the same as irradiation — a technique that kills food pathogens — as no gamma rays are used. The U.S. government has approved irradiation for

a variety of foods — meat, spices, certain imported fruits, the seeds used to grow sprouts. It does not make the food radioactive. The microwaves used in the university lab are the same frequency as commercial units, but delivered in an array that gets a homogenous signal to the bread, eliminating the hot and cold spots common when heating food in kitchen microwaves. The technology — an effort funded by $1.5 million from Texas’ Emerging Technology Fund — was initially intended to kill bacteria such as

MRSA, a contagious bacterial infection that’s resistant to many commonly used antibiotics, and salmonella. But researchers discovered it also killed mold spores in bread and sterilized fresh or processed foods without cooking or damaging them. While bread manufacturers have expressed interest in the technology, there’s concern it could push up the price in an industry with already tight margins. “I think the consumers are going to drive this more than companies,” Stull said.

In this Dec. 6, photo, Andreas Neuber, an electrical engineering professor at Texas Tech University, monitors a high powered microwave at Microzap, Inc., in Lubbock, Texas. Chief executive officer Don Stull says the company’s technology allows bread to stay mold-free for 60 days. The bread is bombarded with microwaves for about 10 seconds, which kills the mold spores, he said. John Mone AP photo

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Yosemite sets hiker limit by Tracie Cone

The Associated Press FRESNO, Calif. — The hike up the granite monolith Half Dome in Yosemite National Park is one of the most iconic in the nationwide system, but on Friday officials announced approval of a plan that permanently limits how many can do it. National Park Service authorities will issue permits to limit the number of hikers to 300 a day, the target number since an interim plan was approved in 2010 to reduce congestion in a wilderness area and make the hike safer. In a blow to environmental groups, the park also decided to keep in place the heavy metal cables drilled into the monolith that hikers use to steady themselves on the 45-degree final climb up slick granite. Some groups had argued that handrails do not belong in a federally designated wilderness area. “With a place like Yosemite that is so dear and important to millions of people, everyone has ideas about what wilderness protection is. We tried to find a balance that allows people to still experience Yosemite while protecting Yosemite,” said spokeswoman Kari Cobb. Over the past decade the route had been inundated with up to 1,200 nature lovers a day seeking to experience the iconic mountain that is stamped on the California quarter, stitched on a line of outdoor clothing and painted on the side of the park’s vehicles. Congestion on the dome made it difficult for hikers to descend when inclement weather struck, as it often does on summer afternoons. At least five people have died on the cables since 2006, nearly all with rain as a factor. Park officials want visitors to be able to descend the slick granite in 45 minutes if they have to escape the fast-forming storms, and limiting numbers is the only way to do that, they say. As calls for rescues increased, park officials began looking for solutions in 2008. Two years later, an interim plan was introduced to allow 400 permits through a lottery system that takes place in March in an effort to keep the number on the trail to 300. Authorities have tweaked the system since then to account for no-shows and to allow a secondary lottery two days in advance for those who travel more spontaneously. “It was a really good tool that we used to provide noshow and cancellation permits to people who made last-minute plans,” Cobb said. In 1874 the slick dome that rises 5,000 feet above the valley floor was described as “perfectly inaccessible.” But in 1919 the Sierra Club installed the first cables

National Park Service file photo In this 2006 file photo provided by the National Park Service, tourists climb Half Dome at Yosemite National Park, Calif. Officials say a longawaited plan limiting the number of hikers will make safer the iconic climb up Half Dome in Yosemite National Park. along the 400-foot final ascent so that visitors without rock climbing experience could hoist themselves to the summit to drink views of Little Yosemite Valley, El Capitan, endless Sierra and the Valley floor. There is no doubt that if the decision were made today, there would be no braided steel cables and stanchions drilled into Half Dome. Congress passed the Wilderness Act in 1964, and 20 years later designated 95 percent of Yosemite, including Half Dome, as land that should not be altered by man. Now scaling Half Dome is a measure of personal fortitude for some who had worried that without cables access would be lost. “At this point I’m happy that the plan was selected to keep the cables up,” said Rick Deutsch, a Bay Area hiker who has written a book about the trek. “I’d say that based on the situation that exists with overcrowding, they have come up with a plan that looks like it should work.”

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12-week program in December to distribute local produce from the Alvarado Urban Farm and other local farms to customers. “The ultimate goal is that we can get enough people buying local produce so that we can get prices close to the produce you can get at the store,� Rennie said. “Typically, you pay more for local, but the more we can close that gap, the more we can get healthier food in everyone’s hands.� Amy Black, owner of the Supper Truck, works alongside HDIC and the farm. Her food truck is a pickup point for customers signed up for the produce program. Black said she had always wanted to open a food truck, and her volunteering at the urban farm became her path to doing so. “I wanted to be involved and have a connection with an urban farm and eventually get within that circle of being able to grow what we serve in the truck,� she said. “We haven’t completely gotten there yet, but we’re moving towards that direction.�

Black’s food truck sells small bags of produce every Friday for $10 to those signed up with the program. Black said each bag is a varied mix of vegetables: last week’s contained an assortment of salad greens, two cloves of garlic, carrots, potatoes and a loaf of bread from Bosque Baking Company. Black said she’s glad to be a part of the city’s growing interest in local food and local produce. “It’s all about the local aspect of things — people can buy local produce to take home and use, they can buy a dish off the food truck that’s a local business that utilizes that produce, and we buy from other local farms,� she said. “It’s really about the circle of local.� Alvarado Urban Farm 101 Silver Ave. S.W. To sign up for the veggie program, email zlopata@downtownabq.com

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A hog-nosed skunk is seen near a campsite in the Grand Canyon in Arizona in this photo made on Aug. 4. A river guide familiar with animals in the Canyon spotted the skunk, not known to the area, and now park officials are deciding whether to add it to the list of species found in the park or ignore it as just another animal passing through. Jen Hiebert AP photo

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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Desert bighorn sheep, river otters and mountain lions, yes. But a hog-nosed skunk at the Grand Canyon? Hardly. The striped creatures are usually found in southeastern Arizona, Texas and Mexico. But one of them somehow made its way north of the Colorado River last year. A group of rafters camping along the river in August was headed for bed when they noticed a black-and-white animal in the bushes near one of their tents. Jen Hiebert grabbed her camera, zoomed in and took some pictures. When the rafters didn’t see the skunk listed as one of the animals found at the Grand Canyon, Hiebert sent photos and a note to the National Park Service. “It was just walking through the

canyon, totally ignored us and was just digging away in the sand,” said Hiebert, of Moscow, Idaho. “I’m not sure what it was after.” Grand Canyon biologists later confirmed the group’s suspicion that it was a hog-nosed skunk. At first, officials weren’t sure whether the skunk was merely visiting the area, or if they should to add it to the list of about 90 mammals that live in the national park. They decided that by listing it — even as extremely rare — people might be on the lookout for more of the skunks, and that could help biologists determine how prevalent they are in the park. “Obviously it’s in the park and there’s a photograph of it,” Grand Canyon wildlife program manager Greg Holm said. “I guess the question would be, is it going to live out its life here or was it traveling from point A to point B?”

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The hog-nosed skunk is just as smelly as the western spotted skunk and the striped skunk, which are also found in the park. But it’s distinguished in appearance by its entirely white back and tail, largely naked snout and long claws. Holm said skunks tend to be solitary animals so it wasn’t strange that Hiebert and the others saw just one. The puzzling thing for biologists was how it crossed the Colorado River, which Holm said tends to be a significant barrier to animal movement because of water temperature, the river’s flow and its size. “Whether or not it crossed, swam across, it certainly could,” he said. “How else would it get there?” The other idea is that the skunk came from southern Nevada, traveling east from the north end of Lake Mead through the Grand Canyon, but “it’s all speculation,” Holm said.

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Rooms For Rent LOBO VILLAGE- FEMALE, $529/mo, January Free plus $300, Call/Text 505-814-8164.

5 MIN WALK from campus. Master room . $325/mo + gas, water. No pets. Available january 1st. Lease at least 5 months. Call 505-414-9823. ROOMMATE WANTED TO share 3BDRM house with male and female college students $317/mo +utilities. Located near Constitution and Eubank. For details email mvillalo@unm.edu 1 ROOM IN a 2BDRM house. Half block from UNM. Includes utilities (cable, wifi. gas, electricity). Comes with bicycle. Perfect for exchange student. 505-480-6909. SEEKING UNM FEMALE student to share a 3BDRM shared bath. Rent is 520/mo, utilities included. If interested please call 1-505-310-1529. FEMALE ROOMMATE WANTED to share 3BDRM/2BA big house. Stanford and Kathryn. Fully furnished. $495/mo utilities included. Call Natalya 505-453-4866. PERMACULTURE STUDENTS! GREAT opportunity, food forest, chickens, goats. Furnished Quiet Student House. $350+ On Bus and Bike to UNM. call: 459-2071 Move-in ready! NS/ND

2 FEMALES WANTED to take over Lobo Village leases ASAP. By pool/gym. Dec/Jan rent paid. Call 310-528-8687. STUDIOUS FEMALE ROOMMATE needed $345/mo +utilities 3BDRM/2BA, Large walk-in closet, two female roommates, cover lease, safe, nice, 15mins from UNM. 303-947-9927. ROOMMATE WANTED. SPACIOUS 3BDRM/2BA. $475/mo includes utilities and internet. 7-blocks from campus. Call Ava 505-469-9416. GREAT 1BDRM FOR rent, starting January 1st-July. Wonderful location, 1 block from UNM. Quiet, responsible, roommates and quiet neighborhood. $327/mo. Female preferred. If interested please call my cell at 505-304-5866.

SMALL WAREHOUSE 600 SQFT. I-25 and Comanche, 14ft. ceiling, 10ft. OHD $400/mo Call Greg 688-0682.

Bikes/Cycles

Computer Stuff DESIGN JET 500 Printer, 42”, Excellent condition. 575-758-8101.

For Sale 1986 OLDS CUTLASS. 62000 mi. 6cyl. AT,PW,PB,AC. New tires. Service records. A nice commuter car. $4900. 620-2239. SELLING MY MANAGEMENT 443 (Audit) textbook. $80. Please contact hardo@unm.edu TWO CAMPING TENTS, $20 Email interesbearing@aol.com

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NISSAN PATHFINDER 1995, $ 1,600 OBO. 4 doors, new tires, please call 505-225-0945.

FEMALE GRAD STUDENTS preferred. Rooms available in shared fully furnished home 3 minutes walking distance to UNM. Quiet neighborhood, serious students only. Rooms from $400. Please call 505-610-1142.

AUTOMATIC BREAD MAKING machine. $50. Email interestbearing@aol. com

FULLY FURNISHED, NEAR north campus. $420/mo +1/4utilities. High speed Internet. Pictures available. Gated community. Access I-40 & I-25. tkuni@unm.edu

1BLOCK OFF-CAMPUS; (i/j-18 on maincampus map) Excelent. 4BDRM dtudent-home with housekeeper; 1/vacancy fully-furnished; utilities included; $535/Mo. 300dd. Ask for “Well” 505-918-4846.

PROFESSIONAL FAMILY WITH four school aged children looking for help in the mornings and after school. Job responsibilities would include driving, helping with homework and some light cooking. Times would be roughly 7:00-9:00 am and 3:30-7:00 pm. Please call 842-8597. IMMEDIATE OPENINGS FOR staff to provide homework help and activities in our before and after school programs in NE & NW ABQ. PT, Mon-Fri, $10.50/hr. Apply online at www.campfireabq.org or in person at 1613 University Blvd NE. EOE

Jobs Off Campus

RELIABLE TRANSPORTATION STARTING at $899. No registration and no insurance and free UNM parking. LoboScooter: 804-7713.

ROOMMATES WANTED, $325/MO for one room and $375/mo for second room. Text Becky at 907-6139.

ROOM IN CASAS Del Rio available! Call Sam at 505-916-7064 as soon as possible if you are interested.

Campus Events

Office Space

3 PIECES BROYHILL furniture, $150 for all. Email for pics/if interested interest bearing@aol.com

N.E. HOME, Quiet Carlisle area, parks, bike trails, N/S female only, graduate student preferred, application and lease required.$400/mo. +1/2 utilities. 805-698-5817.

FEMALE NEEDED TO take over lease at Casas Del Rio. Willing to pay one month rent. $511/mo. Quiet and brand new. Great roommate!! Call/text 505-366-3245.

LOBO VILLAGE APARTMENT available. $519/mo. Easy access to everything. Jan to Aug 2013. Must be a girl; Please contact me ASAP. Call or text 708-552-1085.

CASAS DEL RIO $511/mo, need male to take over lease. Includes wifi cable electricity. Will pay application fee and half of first month rent. 505-220-7847.

CASAS DEL RIO $511/mo. Need a female to take over lease ASAP. Includes wifi, cable, elecricity, TV. Located on campus. Will pay first months rent, text 505-366-3245

FEMALE ROOMMATE NEEDED to take over Casas del Rio lease. Jan. rent paid, will also pay Feb. $511/mo. good situation Call or text 505-573-1656.

FEMALE NEEDED TO take over lease at Lobo Village. $519/mo includes wifi/cable. Call/text Tori 505-908-8495 for more details.

PROF’S “CAR” SINCE 2004, 150cc red. Kymco motorscooter. Never mechanical problem or crash. Two helmets included. $1200. Contact: dwaldman@thesystemmd.com. Works great even in cold.

Vehicles For Sale SELLING 2000 EXPLORER XLT 215k miles, automatic transmission, not salvage, in good overall condition. $2000 OBO 505-814-9422. FOR SALE SATURN 2 door. Reliable, good sound system. 1,000. Call or text 505-414-7557.

Child Care $10/HR. AFTERCARE IN Old Town for a 4th and 7th grader. Monday-Friday, 3-5:30pm. Transportation to the house, oversight for snack, chores, and homework. Contact Beth Landon at beth.landon@live.com or 503-705-2955.

QUALIFIED INSTRUCTORS NEEDED for Black belt Karate, Cheer, Hip-Hop & Jazz Ballet. Teach ages 4-15. 1 night/ week, great PT pay. 505-899-1666. THE YMCA IS looking for School age Childcare staff for our afterschool programs. Experience in childcare is required. Must be 18 years old, and be able pass a drug test, background check and fingerprint check. To apply for this position, send your resume with references to dlarson@ymcacnm.org or go to our website www.ymcacnm.org DATA ENTRY - For Pharmaceutical Research Company. Competitive Pay, Part-Time Position, Flexible Hours. Must be proficient with computers and type at least 55 words per minute. Background in healthcare or pharmaceuticals a plus. Great opportunity to advance knowledge in these fields. Please email resumes to jobs@abqct. com THE GREAT ACADEMY is a free public charter high school. This school embraces a unique, one-of-a-kind business model. The Great Academy is a high school for grades 9-12. The Great Academy is seeking highly qualified candidates for the following positions: High School Math Tutors, High school Reading Tutors. To apply for employment with The Great Academy, please send your cover letter, resume and supporting documents to employmen t@thegreatacademy.org. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. you need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Welcome Back Days Spring Department Day 11:00am – 1:00pm SUB Atrium

Lambda Chi Alpha Weekly Meeting 5:00pm – 11:00pm SUB Fiesta A & B

Trivia Game 5:00pm – 9:00pm SUB Ballroom A

Greek Week Meeting 5:15pm – 6:00pm SUB Isleta

Coffee & Tea Time 9:30am – 11:00am LGBTQ Resource Center

Alpha Chi Omega Meeting 6:00pm – 8:00pm SUB Mirage Thunderbird

Q-LESQUE- A Local Production is seeking handsome well defined fitness model type male for appearences in a local dinner theater production. Feb. 117, 2013. Good pay for right guy. Construction worker wardrobe will be provided. Send stats and headshot to be considered. Pay is $25-45/hr DOE. Contact sirknightadam@yahoo.com ENRICHMENT CLASS INSTRUCTORS: Seeking people to teach enriching skills to children ages 6 – 12 after school. We want fun-loving people who can plan and teach short classes on: photography, math games, painting, science, guitar, drawing, karate, dance, drama, sports, etc. Classes typically meet once or twice per week, for an hour, at one or multiple schools. Pay up to $20 per class session depending on education, expertise, and experience. Apply at 6501 Lomas Blvd NE, 9:30 – 2:00 T-F. Call Jeff at 505-296-2880 or email jeff@childrens-choice.org HIRING PT FRONT Desk staff for Powerflex Gym. Early afternoon hours available. Duties include: Membership sales, club maintenance, and cleaning. Fun and casual work environment. Stop by either club location to fill out application. Send any questions to info@powerflex gym.com

VETERINARY ASSISTANT/ RECEPTIONIST/ Kennel help. Pre-veterinary student preferred. Ponderosa Animal Clinic: 881-8990/ 881-8551. CAREGIVER FOR DISABLED adult. Daily. Saturday and Sunday 2 hrs am, Tuesday and Wednesday 2hrs pm. Prefer 8AM and 6PM, flexible on exact times. $10/hr. Nursing students preferred. 292-9787. TITLE: INTERN PART-time Temporary ADV NO 13046 EXPIRES 2/3/13 Starting $8.00 to $12.00 Hourly. Position summary: Perform field inspections primarily during early morning and/or late evening hours and on weekends. An On-Line Application Process can be accessed at www.abcwua.org/jobs NON-PROFIT LOOKING for website programmer for part-time work. Applicant needs experience with html, javascript/jQuery, ColdFusion, PHP SQL/MySQL. References. Contact Paul at 505-890-8501.

Volunteers VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR Agora Helpline’s Spring training! Application Deadline: February 8. Apply early, Apply now at AgoraCares.org

Join a movement and gain valuable experience while working from home!

Volunteer with the

Rape Crisis Center of Central New Mexico Volunteer Advocates answer the center’s phone hotline or online hotline for survivors of sexual violence and their loved ones. Contact the Volunteer Coordinator:

volunteer@rapecrisiscnm.org 505-266-7712 ext 117 or Visit our website for more info! rapecrisiscnm.org All volunteers must complete a 40-hour training. Training begins: February 15th, 2013

!!!BARTENDING!!! $300/DAY potential. No experience necessary, training provided. 1-800-965-6520 ext.100. SEEKING PROFFESIONAL MOTIVATED, organized, highly skilled individual with great attention to detail and ability to multitask for a PT position in a busy NS office. Please fax resume to 505-242-2633 or e-mail to staff@jgen trylaw.com BE IN MOVIES. No experience needed. Up to $300/PT. 505-884-0557. www. A1StarCasting.com PART-TIME EVENT assistant for local festivals, 10-20 hrs/wk. Min. wage. Must be 21+. Send resume to marne@feelgoodfestivals.com

LOBO LIFE Greek Life

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Sports & Rec

Women’s Basketball vs Boise State 7:00pm The Pit

Student Groups & Gov. Christians on UNM Tue, January 15, 10:00am – 1:00pm SUB Scholars Mock Trial Club Meeting 7:00pm – 9:30pm SUB Scholars

Events of the Day

Things to do on campus today.

Want an Event in Lobo Life? 1. Go to www.dailylobo.com 2. Click on the “Events” link near the top of the page. 3. Click on “Submit an Event Listing” on the right side of the page 4. Type in the event information and submit!

Email events to:

calendar@dailylobo.com Future events may be previewed at www.dailylobo.com


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