D  e  s  e  r  t     E  x  p  o  s  u  r  e    October 2005


Borderline Insanity
Is America's battle against illegal immigration backfiring?

Pie in the Sky
Are New Mexico's space-entrepreneurial plans science fiction?

Familiar Haunts
Getting to know the ghosts of Silver City, just in time for Halloween.

Going Deep
Local spelunkers share the fun of clambering into caves.

Hiking Apacheria
A former warrior sets off on foot to explore the land and legacy of the Apache.

Columns & Departments
Editor's Note
Desert Diary
Snap Decisions
Man Without a Country
Tumbleweeds in Brief
Top 10
Henry Lightcap's Journal
Celestial Cycles
The Starry Dome
Kitchen Gardener
Ramblin' Outdoors
40 Days & 40 Nights
Clubs Guide
Guides to Go
Continental Divide

Special Section
Arts Exposure:
Weekends at the Gallery
Arts News
Gallery Guide

Body, Mind & Spirit
Orientation Tour


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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. Gov. Richardson surges back to the top with a record number of hits after declaring a border state of emergency, as illegal-immigration issues and the Minuteman Project all grab headlines (see story in this issue).

1. (#2 last month) Gov. Bill Richardson-3,460 hits (up)

2. (1) Sen. Pete Domenici-1,250 hits (down)

3. (5) New Mexico illegal immigration-894 hits (up)

4. (4) Gov. Bill Richardson + 2008-355 hits (up)

5. (3) Sen. Jeff Bingaman-329 hits (down)

6. (8) New Mexico Minutemen-150 hits (up)

7. (7) Billy the Kid-79 hits (down)

8. (-) X Prize (see story this issue)-65 hits*

9. (6) Gov. Bill Richardson + New Hampshire-33 hits (down)

10. (9) NM Rep. Steve Pearce-11 (down)

Read More Tumbleweeds:
Snap Decisions
Man Without a Country
Tumbleweeds in Brief

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