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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. Summer slowdown: Thank goodness for Gov. Richardson's presiding over the nuptials of Calista Flockhart and Harrison Ford, or we'd have almost no news at all.

  1. (1) Gov. Bill Richardson — 837 hits (down)
  2. (3) New Mexico budget — 530 hits (up)
  3. (-) Gov. Bill Richardson + Calista Flockhart + Harrison Ford —513 hits*
  4. (4) New Mexico illegal immigration — 271 hits (down)
  5. (2) Sen. Jeff Bingaman — 156 hits (down)
  6. (8) Sen. Tom Udall — 141 hits (up)
  7. (-) New Mexico + ethics — 126 hits (up)
  8. (-) Susana Martinez — 120 hits *
  9. (6) Virgin Galactic — 115 hits (down)
  10. (-) Lt. Gov. Diane Denish — 91 hits (up)

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