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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — University of New Mexico men's basketball coach Paul Weir has ideas beyond the basketball court. He proposed to a regents committee this week to convert some of the unused suites in Dreamstyle Arena into offices and other usable space for the men's and women's basketball teams. In floating the plan, he acknowledged the financial stress that the athletics department has been under. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMPING: 350 words, photos by 4 p.m.



LOS ANGELES — Bill Daily, the comic sidekick to leading men on the sitcoms "I Dream of Jeannie" and "The Bob Newhart Show," has died at age 91. Family spokesman Steve Moyer said Saturday that Daily died of natural causes in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on Tuesday. He played astronaut Major Roger Healy in all five seasons of "I Dream of Jeannie" from 1965 to 1970 then co-starred as aviator Howard Borden on "The Bob Newhart Show" from 1972 to 1978. Newhart tweeted that he will miss his old friend dearly. By Andrew Dalton. SENT: 300 words, photo.


FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — The late Sen. John McCain has been heralded as the 'go-to' guy for Indian Country, but his relationship with tribal members was more complicated. He helped usher through pivotal legislation that gave tribes the right to open casinos and strengthen self-governance, but some say he missed opportunities to protect sacred sites and water rights. Tribal leaders from around Arizona gathered at his service this week in Phoenix to pay their respects. McCain died last month of brain cancer. By Felicia Fonseca. SENT: 1,020 words, photo.


— SEVILLETA REFUGE-HUNTING — A national wildlife refuge along the Rio Grande in central New Mexico is among the 30 spots around the U.S. where federal officials are expanding hunting opportunities.

— HEMP-PUBLIC MEETINGS — The New Mexico Agriculture Department wants to hear from the public about a new rule that has been developed to guide the cultivation of hemp.



MADISON, Wis. — Jonathan Taylor ran for 253 yards and three touchdowns, and No. 5 Wisconsin asserted its dominance after allowing a score on the game-opening drive to beat New Mexico 45-14. A.J. Taylor had 134 yards receiving and a score for the Badgers, who won their 41st straight home nonconference game. A.J. Taylor added 134 yards receiving and a touchdown for Wisconsin. By Genaro C. Armas. SENT: 580 words, photos.


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