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Principal of Atlanta, Ga.s Burgess-Peterson Elementary, Robin Robbins (center), and students are in an after-school study program in April in preparation for state standardized testing. (David Goldman/AP)

Poll: Parents say standardized tests are useful

WASHINGTON Often criticized as too prescriptive and all-consuming, standardized tests have support among parents, who view them as a useful way to measure both students’ and schools’ performances, according to an Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll.

Sports

Trajuan Briggs (13) came to UNM as a running back. He switched to linebacker and is now an H-back. (Jim Thompson/Albuquerque Journal)

Lobo Briggs moves again

Leftovers from Saturday’s UNM football practice/scrimmage at University Stadium:

ANOTHER SWITCH FOR BRIGGS: Trajuan Briggs, who at his request had been moved from offense to defense, is back on offense.

Trajuan Briggs (13) came to UNM as a running back. He switched to linebacker and is now an H-back. (Jim Thompson/Albuquerque Journal)

Lobo Briggs moves again

Leftovers from Saturday’s UNM football practice/scrimmage at University Stadium:

ANOTHER SWITCH FOR BRIGGS: Trajuan Briggs, who at his request had been moved from offense to defense, is back on offense.

Trajuan Briggs (13) came to UNM as a running back. He switched to linebacker and is now an H-back. (Jim Thompson/Albuquerque Journal)

Lobo Briggs moves again

Leftovers from Saturday’s UNM football practice/scrimmage at University Stadium:

ANOTHER SWITCH FOR BRIGGS: Trajuan Briggs, who at his request had been moved from offense to defense, is back on offense.

Warning signs are on all the railings at Isotopes Park. Teams around the country are looking at their facilities in the wake of Monday's tragic fall in Atlanta.(Jim Thompson/Albuquerque Journal.)

Stadium safety studied

Neil Smith and three of his four children enjoyed a nice Tuesday evening at the ballpark. …

Sports speak up!

ADDING $5.00 surcharge for buying tickets the day of the game will certainly keep people from Santa Fe and out of town areas from coming to the games.

Business

Employee caught in economic time warp

DEAR J.T. & DALE: I work in the maintenance department of a large commercial real-estate company. I’ve been employed here for 12 years and in the maintenance industry for 30 years.

INCORPORATIONS

Promethean Spirit LLC. Registered agent: Corporate Services LLC, 12717 Lomas Blvd. NE, Albuquerque. Pronghorn Environmental LLC. Registered agent: Sierra Lyn… more »

Entertainment

From left, Micah Linford is Richard Sherman, Marina Sage is Helen Sherman and Marc Comstock is Tom Mackenzie in The Seven Year Itch.

‘Seven Year Itch’ keeps it light

His wife and daughter are out of town for the summer so Richard Sherman, an ordinary guy with a mid-life crisis, has been rethinking the seven years of his marriage.

Andiamo! offers a variety of specials inspired by seasonal ingredients.(Journal File)

Inspired Italian

Andiamo! moved into its Garfield Street location before this part of town became trendy, and continu …

Matt Damon in a scene from "Elysium." (TriStar/Columbia Pictures/Sony/AP)

‘Elysium’ rockets to the top at theaters

NEW YORK The dystopian science fiction thriller “Elysium” topped the weekend box office with $30.5 million, according to studio estimates Sunday, enough to beat three newcomers, including the Jennifer Aniston comedy “We’re the Millers.”

Opinion

Speak up

IF EVERYONE WOULD bag their garbage before placing it in the city-provided cans – which is t …

Politics

N.M. voters expect personal contact

As you may have noticed, New Mexico’s congressional delegation is back in the state this month and won’t return to Washington until the second week in September.

N.M. voters expect personal contact

As you may have noticed, New Mexico’s congressional delegation is back in the state this month and won’t return to Washington until the second week in September.

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