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2009-01-16 15:10:00

SIOUX FALLS, S.D., Jan. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Aerostar International, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Raven Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq: RAVN), announced today a seven million cubic foot prototype super-pressure balloon, built for NASA's Balloon Program, has surpassed two weeks of near constant altitude flight over the Antarctic continent. This flight marks the next milestone in NASA's plans to develop a vehicle to fly heavy scientific payloads at the edge of space for periods up...

2009-01-08 14:19:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA and the National Science Foundation have successfully launched and demonstrated a newly designed super pressure balloon prototype that may enable a new era of high-altitude scientific research. The super-pressure balloon ultimately will carry large scientific experiments to the brink of space for 100 days or more. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) This seven-million-cubic-foot super-pressure balloon is the...

2008-09-03 03:00:20

By O'Byrne, Kim Dormody, Tom If agricultural education is going to achieve 10,000 quality secondary programs by the year 2015, it will need to recruit and develop many new teachers. These teachers will replace those who will leave the profession and staff the estimated 4,000 new positions that will be added by the 10x15 initiative. Currently, the profession is experiencing a shortage in new agricultural education teachers. To end the shortage and achieve the increase in teachers stimulated...

2008-08-06 12:00:48

By Ashley Meeks, Las Cruces Sun-News, N.M. Aug. 6--LAS CRUCES -- On the cusp of the new school year, there was much discussion Tuesday at the first regular school board meeting about two new policies affecting grade-point averages and attendance. Starting this year, freshmen and sophomores who take approved college-level courses will earn weighted credit; juniors and seniors may petition for the same. Weighted grade points earned are added directly to the cumulative GPA -- each AP...

2008-07-26 15:00:34

By Ashley Meeks, Las Cruces Sun-News, N.M. Jul. 26--To view a copy the contract that expired June 30, click here. LAS CRUCES -- Secretaries, custodians, painters, welders and the rest of the approximately 550 members of New Mexico State University's hourly employees union have reached a tentative agreement with the institution's bargaining team -- but there's room for improvement in the relationship between the two entities, some say. The American Federation of State, County and...

2008-07-25 15:00:54

By Ashley Meeks, Las Cruces Sun-News, N.M. Jul. 25--LAS CRUCES -- Secretaries, custodians, painters, welders and the rest of the approximately 550 members of New Mexico State University's hourly employees union have reached a tentative agreement with the institution's bargaining team -- but there's room for improvement in the relationship between the two entities, some say. The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 2393 wants a pay increase approved by the...

2008-07-20 21:00:23

By Ashley Meeks, Las Cruces Sun-News, N.M. Jul. 20--LAS CRUCES -- Back to school already? In July? Is this some sort of cruel trick? Not to 10-year-olds Anaylssa and Arianna Martinez. Not only are the twins eager to start fifth grade at Booker T. Washington Elementary School, they're planning on starting a letter-writing campaign for a year-round middle school, said their mom and the school's PTO Treasurer Maria Martinez. After getting out of school June 6, about 825 students at...

2008-07-12 03:00:21

By Ashley Meeks, Las Cruces Sun-News, N.M. Jul. 12--To read the latest news release from the Food and Drug Administration on the salmonella outbreak, click here. LAS CRUCES -- James Ditmore has no regrets about the jalapeno pizza he enjoyed Wednesday night. "People should eat green chiles and jalapenos every day. They're healthy for you and full of vitamin C," said Ditmore, a Las Cruces marketing specialist with the Department of Agriculture. That's despite an updated federal...

2008-07-07 03:00:10

By Ashley Meeks, Las Cruces Sun-News, N.M. Jul. 7--LAS CRUCES -- Geologist Pam Jansma starts Aug. 1 as dean of New Mexico State University's College of Arts and Sciences, heading up a rambling college that houses astronomy, journalism, music, theater, English, physics, military science, psychology, history, philosophy, criminal justice, molecular biology and women's studies -- among other subjects. She says, understandably, she won't be teaching "right away." Jansma, 49, leaves a...

2008-07-06 18:00:08

By Ashley Meeks, Las Cruces Sun-News, N.M. Jul. 6--LAS CRUCES -- Geologist Pam Jansma starts Aug. 1 as dean of New Mexico State University's College of Arts and Sciences, heading up a rambling college that houses astronomy, journalism, music, theater, English, physics, military science, psychology, history, philosophy, criminal justice, molecular biology and women's studies -- among other subjects. She says, understandably, she won't be teaching "right away." Jansma, 49, leaves a...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'