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The Tumbleweeds Top 10

Who and what's been making news from New Mexico this past month, as measured by mentions in Google News (news.google.com), which tracks 4,500 worldwide news sources (trends noted are vs. last month's total hits; * indicates new to the list). Number in parenthesis indicates last month's Top 10 rank. The torpedoed effort to legalize marijuana for medical uses briefly jumps, er, high enough to make the list.

1. (#1 last month) Gov. Bill Richardson—1,490 hits (up)

2. (2) Sen. Pete Domenici—1,200 hits (up)

3. (4) Geronimo—664 hits (up)

4. (3) Sen. Jeff Bingaman—545 hits (up)

5. (7) Gov. Bill Richardson + 2008—407 hits (up)

6. (5) New Mexico cockfighting—125 hits (down)

7. (8) Billy the Kid—87 hits (down)

8. (10) NM Rep. Steve Pearce—57 (up)

9. (6) Otero Mesa—41 hits (down)

10. (-) New Mexico + "medical marijuana"—22 hits *

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