Maximina Hernandez says she begged her 23-year old son, Dionicio, to give up his job as a police officer in a suburb of Monterrey. Rival drug cartels have been battling in the northern Mexican city for years.
But he told her being a police officer was in his blood, a family tradition. He was detailed to guard the town's mayor.
Picture Rick's smoky cafe in Casablanca, Lincoln's office at the White House of the 1860s, or the Mos Eisley cantina on the desert planet of Tatooine: A production designer came up with the overall look of those movie sets. But the booze on Rick's bar or the pens on Lincoln's desk — it took a set decorator and a crew to make them look authentic and believable.
One of Albuquerque’s Rio Grande Cottonwood trees has been named a national champion by the America Forest Foundation. The National Big Tree program started back in 1940 with the mission of finding the largest tree of its species.
Usually Cottonwoods aren’t welcome by homeowners due to their long invasive roots, insatiable thirst for water and the pesky little pollen balls that blow of their leaves in spring. But this Albuquerque Cottonwood, located on private property was nominated for big-tree status by its proud owner.
Originally published on Thu February 21, 2013 12:05 pm
A new study published in the journal PLOS ONE finds that tomatoes grown on organic farms were about 40 percent smaller than conventionally grown tomatoes. The upside? They pack more of a nutritional punch. The researchers found the organic tomatoes had significantly higher levels of vitamin C, sugar and lycopene.