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The past 100 years, August 8, 2018

August 10, 2018 GMT

From the Santa Fe New Mexican:

Aug. 8, 1918: Governor W.E. Lindsey was at his office in the capital Thursday after a two-day absence during which he delivered an address before the University lyceum in Albuquerque on the causes of the war.

Dr. M.E. Barakat has returned from a four weeks’ trip to the northern part of the state, where he has been on a business and pleasure trip, and is again at his office.

Dr. Barakat reports the farmers in the north part of the state prosperous and the season good.

State Highway Engineer James A. French has returned from a two days’ trip to Albuquerque.

Aug. 8, 1968: Sen. Clinton P. Anderson, D-N.M., says hearings on whether to restore Blue Lake to Taos Pueblo await Congress’ return in September following the political conventions.

But Anderson told The New Mexican he was not fulling behind the legislation as it now stands.

… The bill, passed by the House earlier this year, would restore to Taos Pueblo about 48,000 acres that have been under U.S. Forest Service control for the past 60 years. The land includes Blue Lake, which the Indians consider sacred to their religious rituals.

In a letter to the editor of The New Mexican, Anderson said, “There is no real argument among must of us except that I do not feel we should take land away from the Carson National forest and give it to the Taos Indians without some very good strings tied to it.”

Aug. 8, 1993: If Karen Browne could talk to Pope John Paul II, she’d ask him what he does all day.

Mother Theresa is out in the trenches, feeding the hungry, healing the sick, Karen says. Where’s the pope?

Karen has another question.

“Why are they always so old?” the 16-year-old asks.

The leader of the 2,000-year-old church will meet the church’s future this week in Denver at World Youth Day, five days of talks and special events for Catholics 13 to 39 years old.