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The past 100 years, Feb. 19, 2018

February 20, 2018 GMT

From The Santa Fe New Mexican:

Feb. 19, 1918: Less than 25 percent of the registered men of Mora County who have been examined for military service have been found to be physically unfit. This is the statement of C.U. Strong and Patricio Sanchez, respectively treasurer and sheriff of Mora County who were in Santa Fe today on business.

Examinations have been delayed in Roy because of the sudden resignation of who was to have made the examinations.

Feb. 19, 1968: Gov. David F. Cargo said today he does not see the need for a special session of the Legislature “at this time” to consider additional financing for public education.

“But I’m not closing the door completely,” the governor said at a news conference.

Cargo said that before any final determination is made on a special session, there would have to be intensive discussion among the New Mexico Education Association, the State Department of Education, key legislators and administration officials.

Feb. 19, 1993: Morning-after reactions to President Clinton’s call for tax increases and spending cuts ranged from frustration to skepticism to acceptance in Northern New Mexico.

Two federal workers said Thursday they were “frustrated” by a wage freeze Clinton announced in his State of the Union speech, but hoped the freeze would help reduce the federal budget deficit.