1. The Hill (Congress Blog) "Regulators should carefully consider size and scope of penalties for accidents"
Max Minzner, who authored the story, is a law professor at UNM, former Assistant U.S. Attorney, and Special Counsel to the Director of Enforcement at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission authored the story.

2. Las Cruces Sun-News - "Trial over NM's assisted suicide law to begin"
UNM law professor and co-author of the brief, Rob Schwartz comments on the distinction between assisted suicide and aid while dying.

3. Investor Place - "Fisher Price Catches Flak for Baby Bouncy Seat With iPad Holder"
Victor Strasburger, doctor and professor of pediatrics at UNM School of Medicine, comments on the need to slow things when introducing kids to new technology.

4. Media Monitoring from Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013

4 KOB 5:00 AM, 5:40 AM, 6:44 AM, 8:56 AM

THE UNM CENTER FOR NATIVE AMERICAN HEALTH IS HELPING WITH TWO FREE FLU SHOT CLINICS TODAY AS WELL. THE PUBLIC IS INVITED TO A FLU FORUM AT THE SOUTHWESTERN INDIAN POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE - KNOWN AS SIPI. THAT STARTS AT NOON. THE CLINICS WILL BE AT THE NATIVE AMERICAN COMMUNITY ACADEMY ON INDIAN SCHOOL BETWEEN NINE AND ELEVEN. THE OTHER IS AT SIPI BETWEEN TEN AND THREE.

4 KOB 7:00 AM

SOME EMPLOYEES AT UNM HOSPITAL ARE RALLYING TODAY. THEY SAY THE ADMINISTRATION HAS AN UNFAIR POLICY OF NOT GIVING COST OF LIVING PAY ADJUSTMENTS OVER THE LAST SEVERAL YEARS. THEY ALSO SAY THE HOSPITAL IS OUTSOURCING JOBS. THEY'LL BE SET UP IN FRONT OF THE MAIN SHUTTLE DROP-OFF ON LOMAS BETWEEN UNTIL NINE TODAY.

4 KOB 5:00 PM

SOME GOOD NEWS FOR NEW MEXICO COLLEGE STUDENTS. MOST OF THEM WILL OWE LESS MONEY WHEN THEY GRADUATE THAN STUDENTS ANYWHERE ELSE IN THE COUNTRY - STUART DYSON IS LIVE AT THE STATE CAPITOL IN SANTA FE WHERE LAWMAKERS WERE BUSY ALL AFTERNOON WITH BUDGETS FOR HIGHER EDUCATION. IT'S A LIST YOU WANT TO BE AT THE BOTTOM OF - THE LOWEST AVERAGE STUDENT DEBT OF ANY STATE IN THE NATION. NEW MEXICO COLLEGE STUDENTS WHO GRADUATED IN 2012 OWED ON THE AVERAGE JUST UNDER 18 THOUSAND DOLLARS IN STUDENT LOAN DEBT - THAT MAY SOUND LIKE A LOT BUT IT'S PEANUTS COMPARED TO MANY OTHER STATES. LOOK AT DELAWARE - HIGHEST STUDENT DEBT IN THE NATION AT NEARLY 34 THOUSAND DOLLARS - FOLLOWED BY NEW HAMPSHIRE AT CLOSE TO 33 THOUSAND - NEW MEXICO IS ABOUT 15 THOUSAND BUCKS LESS. ON CAMPUS TODAY WE MET STUDENT AFTER STUDENT WHO TOLD US THEY EXPECT TO HAVE LITTLE DEBT OR NONE AT ALL BY THE TIME THEY GRAB THAT DIPLOMA. " Q: WHEN YOU GRADUATE WILL YOU HAVE A LOT OF DEBT TO PAY BACK? A: NO. YOU DON'T HAVE ANY LOANS - ANYTHING LIKE THAT? A: NO. Q: WOW!" " I HAVE THE LOTTERY SCHOLARSHIP - I JUST HAVE TO PAY FOR ONE SEMESTER MYSELF I THINK SO I SHOULDN'T HAVE TOO MUCH DEBT - I MEAN BECAUSE I DON'T WANT TO DO STUDENT LOANS I MEAN THOSE ARE HORRIBLE!" " BECAUSE OF THE LOTTERY Q: THAT'S THE BIG DIFFERENCE HUH? A: YEAH. Q: ARE YOU LIVING AT HOME? WORKING? A: LIVING AT HOME YEAH AND WORKING." THE NATIONAL AVERAGE IS MORE THAN 29 THOUSAND DOLLARS - AND AS WE ALL KNOW - THE SLOW RECOVERY FROM THE RECESSION MAKES IT HARDER THAN EVER FOR THOSE GRADUATES TO GET DECENT-PAYING JOBS AND START PAYING OFF THOSE DEBTS. THE KEY TO THIS SUCCESS STORY IS THE LOTTERY SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM THAT HAS HELPED MORE THAN 80 THOUSAND NEW MEXICO HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES ATTENT COLLEGE - BUT THAT FUND IS RAPIDLY RUNNING OUT OF MONEY - COMING UP AT SIX WHAT STATE LAWMAKERS ARE GOING TO HAVE TO DO ABOUT IT.

4 KOB 6:00 PM

STATE LAWMAKERS HAVE A TALL ORDER TO FILL IN THEIR UPCOMING 30 DAY LEGISLATIVE SESSION. THEY'RE GOING TO HAVE TO STOP THE MONEY HEMMORAGE THAT'S DRAINING THE LOTTERY SCHOLARSHIP FUND FOR NEW MEXICO COLLEGE STUDENTS. STUART DYSON IS LIVE AT THE CAPITOL IN SANTA FE WHERE THE LEGISLATIVE FINANCE COMMITTEE LOOKED AT SOME OF THEIR OPTIONS THIS AFTERNOON. ONE THING'S FOR SURE - THERE'S NO EASY FIX FOR THIS PROBLEM AND WHATEVER SOLUTIONS LAWMAKERS COME UP WITH ARE GOING TO GIVE SOMEBODY HEARTBURN. LAWMAKERS GET THE MESSAGE - THE BALL IS IN THEIR COURT - THEY ARE THE ONES WHO WILL DECIDE WHAT STEPS TO TAKE TO TURN THE LOTTERY SCHOLARSHIP FUND INTO A PROGRAM THAT WILL KEEP ON WORKING FOR MANY YEARS INTO THE FUTURE. SINCE IT STARTED IN 1996 THE SCHOLARSHIPS HAVE HELPED MORE THAN 80 THOUSAND NEW MEXCO HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES ATTEND COLLEGE - NOBODY WANTS TO SEE IT GO AWAY TROUBLE IS LOTTERY TICKET SALES ARE PRETTY FLAT - TUITION COSTS KEEP GOING UP - AND MORE STUDENTS WANT THE SCHOLARSHIPS. " TO FIX IT PERMANENTLY IS PROBABLY GONNA BE A YEAR OR TWO BUT WE CAN INFILL FOR A COUPLE OF YEARS - A YEAR OR TWO - AND THEN FIGURE OUT EXACTLY WHAT WE'RE GONNA DO - THERE'S A LOT OIF IDEAS ON THE TABLE RIGHT NOW BIUT WE'RE GONNA HAVE TO FIX IT PERMANENT." " INSTEAD OF DEFERRING ONE SEMESTER BEFORE YOU START DRAWING IT MAYBE WE DEFER FOR TWO SEMESTERS BEFORE YOU START DRAWING IT - INSTEAD OF A 2.5 GRADE POINT AVERAGE REQUIREMENT MAYBE WE MAKE IT A 2.75 OR A 3 - INSTEAD OF 12 CREDIT HOURS FOR EACH SEMESTER MAYBE IT'S 15 CREDIT HOURS FOR EACH SEMESTER." THE GOVERNOR'S IDEA IS TO USE MONEY FROM THE STATE'S GENERAL FUND TO MAKE SURE THE SCHOLARSHIPS DON'T RUN OUT NEXT SPRING - UNTIL LAWMAKERS CAN COME UP WITH A PERMANENT FIX. EARLIER THIS YEAR A STATE TASK FORCE ON FIXING THE LOTTERY SCHOLARSHIPS FAILED TO REACH ANY AGREEMENT ON HOW TO DO IT - THE LEGISLATURE DOESN'T REALLY HAVE THAT OPTION NOW - WITH TIME AND MO NEY RUNNING OUT FAST.

7 KOAT 5:00 AM

IF YOU HAVEN'T GOT A FLU SHOT YET, THERE ARE A FEW CHANCES TO GET ONE TODAY. THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO CENTER FOR NATIVE AMERICAN HEALTH IS HOSTING TWO FREE FLU CLINICS. THE FIRST IS AT THE NATIVE AMERICAN COMMUNITY ACADEMY ON INDIAN SCHOOL, FROM 9 A-M TO 11 A-M. AND THE SECOND IS AT THE SOUTHWESTERN INDIAN POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE ON COORS, FROM 10 A-M TO 3 P-M.

13 KRQE 5:00 AM, 6:32 AM

THE STATE'S LOTTERY SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM COULD BE AMONG THOSE RECEIVING MORE MONEY THIS YEAR. HIGHER EDUCATION SECRETARY JOSE GARCIA IS ASKING STATE LAWMAKERS TO ALLOCATE UP TO 20-MILLION ADDITIONAL DOLLARS FROM THE GENERAL FUND ... TO KEEP THE PROGRAM GOING. INCREASED DEMAND AND RISING COLLEGE COSTS ARE DRAINING THE FUNDS. WAYS TO RESTRUCTURE THE PROGRAM HAVE BEEN DISCUSSED - BUT LAWMAKERS HAVE NOT TAKEN ANY ACTION YET.

13 KRQE 10:00 PM

IS IT ABOUT LOYALTY? .... OR JUST A STRAIGHT-UP GRAB FOR CASH? UNM HAS A NEW REWARDS SYSTEM TO DETERMINE WHO GETS THE BEST PARKING AND THE BEST SEATS AND TICKETS TO THE BIGGEST LOBO GAMES. THE SCHOOL SAYS IT'S ABOUT REWARDING LOYAL FANS... BUT NEWS 13'S ALEX GOLDSMITH EXPLAINS THAT IT REALLY REWARDS THE BIGGEST SPENDERS:. CROWD NATS IT'S THE HOTTEST TICKET IN TOWN... A SEAT AT THE PIT FOR LOBO MEN'S HOOPS. AND WITH THE PROGRAM SUCCEEDING ON THE COURT... THE DEMAND FOR THINGS LIKE CONFERENCE AND NCAA TOURNAMENT TICKETS IS GOING UP, BUT THE SUPPLY ISN'T .... PUTTING UNM IN A TRICKY POSITION. 2:48 WE NEEDED A FAIR AND EQUITABLE WAY TO DETERMINE WHO MAKES THE CUT AND WHO DOESN'T 2:53 PREVIOUSLY, THAT DECISION WAS BASED SOLELY ON HOW MUCH A FAN GAVE THE UNIVERSITY THAT YEAR. THIS YEAR, THAT'S CHANGING... UNM IS ROLLING OUT A NEW LOYALTY PROGRAM THAT GIVES DONORS AND SEASON TICKET HOLDERS "POINTS" BASED ON A RANGE OF FACTORS. DONATIONS ARE STILL A HUGE FACTOR, BUT WHETHER YOU'RE A UNM ALUM AND HOW LONG YOU'VE HAD SEASON TICKETS ALSO COUNT. WHOEVER HAS THE MOST POINTS GETS ACCESS TO THE BEST PARKING SPOTS ... AND FIRST CRACK AT POSTSEASON TICKETS. LOBO CLUB EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR LEE DE LEON SAYS IT'S A MORE TRANSPARENT SYSTEM. 3:24 THERE'S A POINTS CALCULATOR THAT SAYS IF YOU GAVE ANOTHER $1000 IF YOU GAVE ANOTHER $100, HOW MUCH WOULD THAT IMPROVE YOUR RANKING 3:30 13:44 HAVING MORE POINTS DOESN'T JUST GET YOU ACCESS TO POSTSEASON TICKETS, IT ALSO CAN GET YOU ACCESS TO SOME OF THE BEST SEATS THE PIT HAS TO OFFER 13:51 1:16 IT REWARDS PEOPLE'S LOYALTY AND REWARDS THE DIVERSITY OF SUPPORT THAT PEOPLE GIVE 1:22 NOT JUST WHAT HAVE YOU DONE FOR ME LATELY 1:24 BUT BLEEDING CHERRY AND SILVER STILL PALES TO GIVING GREEN TO UNM. UNDER THE REWARDS SYSTEM, DONATING A GRAND TO THE SCHOLARSHIP FUND IS WORTH AS MUCH AS HAVING A BASKETBALL SEASON TICKET FOR TWENTY YEARS... AND FOUR TIMES WHAT BEING A LOBO ALUM GETS YOU. DE LEON SAYS IT'S MORE THAN THEY HAD. 5:13 THOSE PEOPLE THAT MAY NOT GIVE THE HIGH DOLLAR AMOUNTS... THEY'RE BEING MORE REWARDED NOW THAN THEY EVER HAVE BEEN BEFORE 5:19 ALEX GOLDSMITH K-R-Q-E NEWS 13. THERE'S ALSO AN INCENTIVE BUILT IN TO BOOST FOOTBALL SEASON TICKET SALES. FANS GET TWICE THE CREDIT FOR BUYING THOSE THAN THEY DO FOR BUYING BASKETBALL TICKETS. LOBO FANS ARE ALSO REWARDED FOR STICKING IT OUT THROUGH THE LEAN YEARS.