Feb. 5, 1918: Have you filed your income tax returns? If not, this article which has been prepared with the approval of United States revenue experts tells you how, when and where to do it. The first thing to be understood is that the income tax applies only to your income for that calendar year 1917. Your income for prior years and your estimated income for 1918 are not to be considered.

Feb. 5, 1968: The New Mexico Supreme Court ruled today that the absentee balloting amendment voted upon last November in a special election was passed.

The high court held that a state constitutional provision requiring three-fourths majority approval statewide and two-thirds approval in each county to adopt absentee voting is unconstitutional.

The court held that the extraordinary majority required by the New Mexico Constitution to pass an absentee balloting amendment violates both the one-man, one-vote ruling of the U.S. Supreme Court and the equal protection clause of the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

Feb. 5, 1993: Inmates on a prison work detail drank tequila, made long distance calls and enjoyed at least one whirlpool bath last summer when they broke into administrators’ homes on the Penitentiary of New Mexico grounds.

Inmates stole jewelry, liquor and other items from the home of Corrections Secretary Eloy Mondragon, according to reports on the burglaries compiled by prison officials and recently obtained by The New Mexican.

“It’s no big deal,” said Lou Armijo, Corrections Department spokesman. “It’s just an incident that shouldn’t have happened.”

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