1. Hispanic Business - "Satellite built at UNM goes into orbit"
Trailblazer, the first satellite built by UNM researchers and students blasted into orbit Tuesday on a Minotaur I rocket from the East Coast.


2. Chicago Tribune - "Voters in Albuquerque, New Mexico, defeat measure to limit abortions"
Antoinette Sedillo Lopez, a UNM law professor says abortion regulations as allowed under Roe v. Wade were regarded as a matter for the states, not local governments, to decide.

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3. UNM Media Watch from Tuesday, November 19, 2013

KOB-4                 5:00 AM      7:00 AM              12:00 PM and  5:00 PM       News   

ALL EYES ARE ON ALBUQUERQUE TODAY AS VOTERS WILL DECIDE WHETHER TO BAN LATE-TERM ABORTIONS. IF PASSED, ALBUQUERQUE WOULD HAVE THE FIRST MUNICIPAL ABORTION BAN IN THE COUNTRY. NIKKI IBARRA IS LIVE AT ONE OF THE MANY POLLING LOCATIONS THROUGHOUT THE METRO. LOTS OF NATIONAL ATTENTION ON US THIS MORNING. THAT'S RIGHT. STARTING AT 7 THIS MORNING ... WE'LL START SEEING PEOPLE COMING INTO THIS POLLING PLACE TO CAST THEIR VOTE. VOTING FOR MEANS YOU WANT A BAN ON LATE-TERM ABORTIONS. VOTING AGAINST, MEANS YOU'RE, OF COURSE, AGAINST THE BAN. THIS PROPOSED BAN WOULD OUTLAW ABORTIONS AFTER 20 WEEKS OF PREGNANCY. NOW LOTS OF GROUPS FOR AND AGAINST THE ISSUE. RESPECT A-B-Q WOMEN LAUNCHED THEIR CAMPAIGN IN AUGUST, WORKING TO KEEP THE ISSUE OFF THE BALLOT. MANY PEOPLE AGAINST THE BAN THINK THE DECISION SHOULDN'T BE UP TO VOTERS TO DECIDE. ONE GROUP FOR THE BAN, PROJECT DEFENDING LIFE, SUBMITTED THOUSANDS OF SIGNATURES TO THE CITY CLERK TO GET THE BAN ON THE BALLOT. IN SEPTEMBER, THE CITY COUNCIL APPROVED A SPECIAL ELECTION FOR THE BAN. ALSO ON THE BALLOT. THE RUNOFF ELECTION FOR CITY COUNCILOR OF DISTRICT 7. THAT'S THE AREA BETWEEN MONTGOMERY AND LOMAS IN NORTH- EAST ALBUQUERQUE. JANICE ARNOLD-JONES IS CHALLENGED BY DIANE GIBSON. PEOPLE ALREADY STARTED TO VOTE EARLY BEGINNING LAST MONTH ... BUT TODAY IS THE OFFICIAL VOTING DAY. DOZENS OF VOTING CENTERS WILL BE OPEN ACROSS ALBUQUERQUE STARTING AT 7 THIS MORNING. IF YOU'RE REGISTERED TO VOTE.. YOU CAN HEAD TO ANY LOCATION TO CAST YOUR BALLOT UNTIL 7 TONIGHT. THE CITY CLERK HAS POSTED A COMPLETE LIST ON THE CITY'S WEBSITE. WE'VE POSTED A LINK AT KOB-DOT- COM. PEOPLE AT UNM CAN CATCH A RIDE ON A SHUTTLE TO CAST THEIR VOTE. TROLLEY'S WILL BE RUNNING FROM UNM MAIN CAMPUS TO NEARBY POLLING PLACES THROUGHOUT THE DAY. THE SHUTTLES WILL DEPART FROM UNM BOOKSTORE. THEY WILL RUN FROM 10 THIS MORNING UNTIL 5 OCLOCK TONIGHT.

UNM AND NASA ARE WORKING TOGETHER IN HOPES TO LAUNCH THE UNIVERSITIES FIRST SATELLITE INTO SPACE TODAY. RESEARCHERS AND STUDENTS NAMED IT "TRAILBLAZER." IT'S ONE OF 28 SATELLITES THEY HOPE WILL BE LAUNCHED FROM THE WALLOP'S FLIGHT FACILITY IN VIRGINIA. GET THIS - THE SATELLITE IS CALLED A CUBE-SAT. IT'S FOUR-INCHES-BY-FOUR-IN CHES-BY-FOUR-INCHES. IT SUPPOSED TO MEASURE RADIATION AND OTHER COMPLEX MISSIONS.

KOAT-7                5:00 AM            News     

IT'S A BIG OPPORTUNITY FOR SOME UNM GRADUATE STUDENTS, WHO ARE PARTNERING WITH PNM, TO HELP BUSINESSES OPTIMIZE ENERGY USE. ACCORDING TO THE JOURNAL, THE STUDENTS ARE PART OF A PILOT PROJECT CALLED THE CLOUD-BASED ENERGY RESOURCE SCHEDULING INITIATIVE.... THEY WILL SET UP AND MONITOR SOLAR PANELS, AND FOSSIL FUEL PLANTS AT SEVERAL NEW MEXICO BUSINESSES -- SAVING THOSE BUSINESSES 10 TO 20 PERCENT ON UTILITY BILLS.

IT'S COSTING A LITTLE MORE THIS SEASON TO CHEER ON THE LOBO BASKETBALL TEAM. UNM ATHLETIC OFFICIALS ARE RAISING PARKING FEES THIS YEAR. MOST LOTS WILL NOW COST YOU TEN DOLLARS INSTEAD OF FIVE. OFFICIALS SAY THEY MADE THE CHANGE TO ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO SIGN UP FOR THE LOBO CLUB. MEMBERS PAY 250 DOLLARS TOWARD A SCHOLARSHIP FUND, BUT GET FREE ARKING FOR FOOTBALL AND BASKETBALL GAMES. "YOU'RE ACTUALLY GOING TO PAY LESS IN PARKING AND YOU'RE GOING TO GET THE TAX CREDIT, TAX DEDUCTION AT THE END OF THE YEAR." BUT A LOT OF FANS ARE CRYING FOUL -- SAYING THE INCREASE ISN'T FAIR...BECAUSE FOOTBALL PARKING FEES WERE ALSO INCREASED THIS SEASON. THE SOUTH ARROYO LOT WILL STILL ONLY BE FIVE DOLLARS. AND YOU CAN PARK IN THE CNM LOT FOR FIVE BUCKS ON WEEKENDS.

KOAT-7                          6:00 PM              News    

ALBUQUERQUE MAYOR RICHARD BERRY SAYS HE'S OPTIMISTIC ABOUT THE CITY'S ECONOMIC GROWTH. BERRY SAYS THE DUKE CITY HAS SEEN INCREASES IN WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT, AS WELL AS NEW OPPORTUNITIES FOR JOB GROWTH. 2:07 I THINK THE REASON I'M SO OPTIMISTIC IS BECAUSE WE HAVE ALL THE PARTS AND PIECES IN ABQ TO MAKE AN ENTRAPRENURAL ECONOMY BERRY CREDITS UNM, CNM AND SANDIA LABS WITH WORKING TOGETHER TO TRAIN PEOPLE AND CREATE JOBS. THE MAYOR SAYS HE ALSO SEES LEADERS AT ALL LEVELS OF GOVERNMENT....

KRQE-13                   5:00 AM                    News

TROUBLE FOR WHAT THEY POSTED ON SOCIAL MEDIA. THIS TIME A TEACHER HAS BEEN SUSPENDED ... FOR POSTING SOMETHING ABOUT ONE OF HER STUDENTS AS PART OF WHAT'S CALLED MAN CRUSH MONDAY ON INSTAGRAM. HERE'S NEWS 13'S TINA JENSEN.. THE HALLS OF ESTANCIA HIGH SCHOOL ARE BUZZING WITH THE LATEST SOCIAL MEDIA BLUNDER. COMPUTER TEACHER BRENDA TAPIA POSTED A PHOTO OF A STUDENT WITH THE MAN CRUSH MONDAY TAG... CALLING HIM AN "AMAZING COWBOY" AND "ALL AROUND CARING PERSON" IT ENDED WITH A HEART. THE HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR WROTE BACK "I LOVE YOU MRS. T." THE SCHOOL DISTRICT WOULDN'T CONFIRM ANY SPECIFICS - SIMPLY SAYING THEIR WAS AN INCIDENT BETWEEN A TEACHER AND A STUDENT AND THAT THEY INVESTIGATED. 3:20 WHAT THEY INVESTIGATED - ALLEGATIONS OF INAPPROPRIATE COMMUNICATION ONLINE - SEEMS TO BE ITS OWN SOCIAL MEDIA TREND THIS MONTH. A RIO GRANDE HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER WAS SUSPENDED AFTER SHE VENTED ON FACEBOOK QUOTE - THIS TEACHER IS GOING TO KILL SOME CHILDREN TOMORROW. THEN APS SUPERINTENDENT WINSTON BROOKS WAS SUSPENDED FOR THREE DAYS FOR HIS TWEETS THAT LIKENED EDUCATION SECRETARY HANNA SKANDERA TO A BARN ANIMAL.THERE'S VERY MUCH OF A MERGING OF PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL LIVES ONLINE. UNM SOCIAL MEDIA INSTRUCTOR BENSON HENDRIX SAYS IT'S EASY TO FORGET IT'S NOT JUST YOUR FRIENDS WHO SEE YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS,.AND IT'S EASY FOR OTHER PEOPLE TO DRAW THE WRONG CONCLUSIONS. WHEN YOU SHARE TAKE OUT PAUSE HERE 2:05 BE AWARE THAT NOT EVERYONE MAY UNDERSTAND THE CONTEXT YOU MEAN THAT IN. ...A LESSON IT SEEMS EVEN SOME TEACHERS NEED TO LEARN. THE ESTANCIA SCHOOL DISTRICT WOULDN'T CONFIRM THE TEACHER HAD BEEN DISCIPLINED, BUT SOURCES TELL US SHE WAS SUSPENDED.

41 KLUZ             5:00 PM              News    

ES DIA DE ELECCIONES MUNICIPALES EN LA CIUDAD DE ALBUQUERQUE...- ESTA EN JUEGO UN PUESTO EN EL CONSEJO DE LA CIUDAD Y LOS ABORTOS EN EMBARAZOS AVANZADOS Y TODO PARECE INDICAR QUE ESTA ELECCION ESPECIAL -  HARA QUE LA CIUDAD DE ALBUQUERQUE SEA EL CENTRO DE ATENCION A NIVEL NACIONAL DESDE LAS 7 DE LA MANANA MAS DE 50 CASILLAS ELECTORALES FUERON ABIERTAS EN DISTINTAS AREAS DE ALBUQUERQUE DONDE CIENTOS DE PERSONAS HAN ESTADO VOTANDO A FAVOR O EN CONTRA DE LA PROPUESTA DE PROHIBIR ABORTOS EN EMBARAZOS AVANZADOS DE MAS DE 20 SEMANAS...DE SER APROBADA ESTA PROPUESTA, ALBUQUERQUE SE CONVERTIRIA EN LA PRIMERA CIUDAD DEL PAIS EN PROHIBIR ESTE TIPO DE ABORTOS EN ESTA ELECCION EN ESTA EN ESTA ELECCION TAMBIEN ESTA EN JUEGO LA POSICION DEL CONSEJAL DE ALBUQUERQUE POR EL DISTRITO NUMERO 7 ENTRE LA DEMOCRATA DIANE GIBSON Y LA REPUBLICANA JANICE ARNOLD JONES APESAR DE QUE ESTA HA SIDO UNA DE LAS ELECCIONES MAS IMPORTANTES DE LA CIUDAD DE ALBUQUERQUE, LOS ESTUDIANTES Y PERSONAL DE LA UNIVERSIDAD DE NUEVO MEXICO, SE LES NEGO UNA CASILLA ELECTORAL EN ESA INSTITUCIONSIN EMBARGO, CIENTOS DE ELLOS LOGRARON EMITIR SU VOTO.. LAURA HOLGUIN, NOS DICE, COMO LO HICIERON, LAURA BUENAS TARDES, ALGUNOS ESTUDIANTES DE UNM, NO SE DIER_N POR VENCIDOS Y PUSIER_N EN PRACTICA EL DICHO, "SI LA MONTA~A NO VIENE A T^, VE T` A LA MONTA~A." Y AS^ FUE, LA COMUNIDAD TUVO ACCESO A UN MEDIO DE TRANSPORTE PARA LLEGAR A LA CASILLA ELECTORAL M*S CERCANA PARA LOGRAR VOTAR EN ESTAS ELECCIONES... ESTAS ELECCIONES HA CONTADO CON LA MAYOR PARTICIPACI_N DE VOTANTES, TAN S_LO EN LAS VOTACIONES TEMPRANAS, SE REPORTO QUE M*S DE 33 MIL PERSONAS YA HAN VOTADO Y EL NUMERO CONTINUA AUMENTANDO. Y APESAR DE ESTO, LA ESCRIBANA DE LA CIUDAD DECIDI_ NO OFRECER UNA CASILLA ELECTORAL EN EL CAMPUS DE UNM PARA FACILITAR EL ACCESO A LOS ESTUDIANTES Y LA COMUNIDAD DE LA INSTITUCI_N. "HAN QUITADO LA LOCACION DE VOTAR PORQUE ESTA ELECCI_N PREVIA NO HA VIDO SUFICIENTES PERSONAS QUE HAN VENIDO A VOTAR, ES LO QUE DICEN, PERO CUANDO VEMOS CUANTAS PERSONAS HAN VOTADO, ASI ES QUE NOSOTROS PENSAMOS QUE ES UNA TACTICA PARA QUITARLE EL VOTO A LOS ESTUDIANTES."SIN EMBARGO, UNAS ORGANIZACIONES ESTUDIANTILES Y LA ORGANIZACION PROGRESSNOWNEWM EXICO, DECIDIER_N RENTAR UN TROLEBUS, PARA QUE AS^, LAS PERSONAS PUDIERAN DAR SU VOTO EN ESTAS ELECCIONES. "QUEREMOS ESTAR SEGUROS QUE LOS ESTUDIANTES DE UNM Y LA COMUNIDAD TENGA UN ACCESO FACIL Y SEGURO A LAS UN ACCESO FACIL Y COMUNIDAD TENGA UNM Y LA ESTUDIANTES DE UNM Y LA COMUNIDAD TENGA UN ACCESO FACIL Y SEGURO A LAS CASILLAS EN ESTAS ELECCIONES."EL TROLEBUS ME FUE MUY `TIL. YO FUI A MIS CLASES PENSANDO QUE PODR^A VOTAR EN LA UNIVERSIDAD PERO NO SAB^A QUE NO HABIAN CASILLAS, ME D^ CUENTA DE ESTE TROLEBUS, ME SUB^  PARA QUE ME LLEVAR*N A VOTAR, LA VERDAD ME AYUDO MUCHO PORQUE MI TRANSPORTACI_N ES S_LO A TRAV\S DE AUTOBUSES." LA UNIVERSIDAD DE NUEVO M\XICO HA SIDO UNO DE LOS SITIOS PRINCIPALES EN LA CUAL PERSONAS A FAVOR Y ENCONTRA DE LA PROPUESTA HAN LLEGADO PARA DAR A CONOCER SU OPINION SOBRE ESTA PROPUESTA DE LEY QUE PROHIBIRIA LOS ABORTOS EN EMBARAZOS AVANZADOS. "VOTE ENCONTRA DE LA PROPUESTA, PORQUE CREO QUE LA DECICI_N DE UNA MUJER PERTENECE A LA MUJER.""DEMOS DE PROMOVER UNA SOCIEDAD PARA ADOPTAR EN VEZ DE ABORTAR, Y CREO QUE ESTA PROPUESTA ES UN PASO HACIA ESTA DIRECCI_N."TENER EL DERECHO DE UN ABORTO, ES EL DERECHO DE LA MUJER, Y SI LO RESTRIGE UNO, ENTONCES ES COMO QUITARLE LOS DERECHO A LAS MUJERES.""EL DOCTOR NOS DIJO QUE ABORTARAMOS, PERO AQU^ ESTA MI HIJA 20 A~OS DESPU\S. NO A LOS ABORTOS." "EL ACCESO DEL TROLEBUS, LE DIO ACCESO A CIENTOS DE PERSONAS          EN LA UNIVERSIDAD PARA PODER VOTAR, LA CASILLA QUE RECIBIO A ESTAS PERSONAS CONTO CON MAS DE 600 PERSONAS A TEMPRANAS HORAS. APESAR, DE QUE EL TROLEBUS YA NO ESTA CORRIENDO, USTED TODAVIA PUEDE VOTAR HASTA LAS 7 DE LA NOCHE. ANA Y ALEJANDRO REGRESO CON USTEDES. GRACIAS LAURA Y DURANTE ESTAS ELECCIONES , UN PERSONAJE YA CONOCIDO POR LAS AUTORIDADES POLICIACAS HIZO ACTO DE PRESENCIA SE TRATA DEL MISMO MANIFESTANTE QUE INTERRUMPIO EL DISCURSO DE LA GOBERNADORA MARTINEZ EL DIA DE LOS VETERANOS DE GUERRA SE TRATA DE RIVES GROGAN, QUIEN HACE UNAS HORAS FUE DETENIDO  NUEVAMENTE POR ESTAR GRITANDO ENCONTRA DEL ABORTO EN UNA DE LAS AREAS MAS TRANSITADAS DE LA UNIVERSIDAD DE NUEVO MEXICO...- GROGAN FUE INTERRUMPIDO Y ARRESTADO POR LAS AUTORIDADES POLICIACAS DE UNM POR LO QUE AHORA PODRIA ENFRENTAR CARGOS DE CONDUCTA INAPROPIADA ...RECORDEMOS QUE GROGAN HIZO LO MISMO DURANTE LA CEREMONIA DE LOS VETERANOS DE GUERRA EL SURESTE DE LA CIUDAD DONDE TAMBIEN FUE SACADO DEL LUGAR...