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Giants vs. Chargers would be Super


January 17, 2008

Clovis’ Christy Mendoza will be rooting for the New York Giants the remainder of this football season.

“I was in New York for their historic win against the Cowboys and got caught up in Giant Fever,” she wrote in an e-mail. “It was a lot of fun and a few fights.”

Mac McDonald is cheering for San Diego.

“Since one of the backfield coaches for the Chargers (Matt Simon) played four years at Eastern New Mexico University, I think that is the one I would love to see win the Super Bowl,” he wrote.

District Attorney Matt Chandler reports he too is a Matt Simon fan.

“Matt and I ate lunch together with some mutual friends prior to the Chiefs vs. Chargers game,” Chandler wrote. “He is a man of great character and a big fan of Portales!”

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One of the first bills New Mexico lawmakers pass each year is the “feed bill,” which allocates funds for the legislative session.

This year, they’ve proposed almost $5 million for 30 days. Those fees include $144 per day per lawmaker for expenses.

New Mexico legislators are not paid for their work, but that could soon change. Dana Bowley, executive director of New Mexico Press Association, reports a constitutional amendment has been proposed that would establish salaries for legislators – about $25,400 per year.

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Clovis’ historian Don McAlavy reports Gayla Brumfield or Gloria Wicker would be the city’s first female mayor if either is elected in March – “as best my memory tells me,” he writes.

“If you wait a while,” he adds, “you might discover a woman becoming president of the United States. But being the Republican that I am, I’ll not vote for her.”

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