New Mexico will get another new show according to NBCnews.com “NBC teams up with Virgin Galactic for ‘Space Race’ reality TV show“
NBC says it’s reached a deal with Virgin Galactic and reality TV producer Mark Burnett to create a television series called “Space Race,” which will follow contestants as they compete to win a flight into space aboard Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo rocket plane.
SpaceShipTwo is currently in the midst of flight tests at California’s Mojave Air and Space Port, and could take passengers on suborbital space rides as early as next year. But it’s too early to say when “Space Race” will air, or when the show’s winner would fly, said Clare Anne Darragh, a spokeswoman for Burnett’s production company, One Three Media.
More than 600 customers have made their reservations for SpaceShipTwo flights from Spaceport America in New Mexico, at a current price of $250,000 per seat.
From the Las Cruces Sun-News “Miss Las Cruces faces DWI charge after wreck causes power outage“.
The woman recently named Miss Las Cruces has been charged with aggravated DWI after allegedly hitting a light pole Sunday night, causing a power outage and disrupting traffic through this morning.
Just before 10 p.m., Sarah J. Richardson drove her Chrysler P.T. Cruiser into a light pole near the intersection of Avenida de Mesilla and Hickory Drive, according to a Las Cruces Police Department report. Investigators said the pole landed on a nearby traffic light. Falling wires and debris hit one car, became entangled beneath another car driving on Avenida de Mesilla then snagged a third car, the report said.
A spokeswoman for the local pageant, which is a preliminary for the Miss America competition, confirmed that Richardson, 22, is the 2013 title holder of Miss Las Cruces.
Glenn Piller, an auto-racing enthusiast, has stamped the back of more than $40,000 worth of U.S. currency, from $1 to $100 bills, with simple red-ink promos for his new Web site, http://www.ArizonaAuto Racing.com.
I’m sure he’s not the first one to think of this. Thankfully It’s not legal but it’s not clear to the feds if it’s advertising or not.
Kim Bruce, spokeswoman with the U.S. Secret Service, which enforces laws against misuse of currency, said federal law forbids the use of money for advertising or any changes to currency that makes it “unfit to be reissued.” At issue is whether his stamps constitute advertising, because no product is being sold.
While Intel Corp. said today it will be laying off 1,000 managerial positions worldwide, no layoffs at the Rio Rancho facility have been announced to date. Intel’s Rio Rancho spokeswoman Liz Shipley wouldn’t disclose or speculate on how many layoffs, if any, the Rio Rancho facility would see as a result of the company’s decision.
UPDATE: Intel says Rio Rancho plant will experience layoffs
Another, short, article from the Observer.