Answer Me This
By Simon McCormack
Which horse won the Belmont Stakes? Roadside salespeople will no longer be carrying ... . Who's been immortalized by a statue Downtown? And what caused a huge sinkhole?
A Texas-Sized Spanking
Muñecas tan the hides of the Dallas Derby Devils
By Simon McCormack
It looked like every point was going to come at a punishing price.
In the early minutes, Duke City's Muñecas Muertas and the Dallas Derby Devils were locked in a defensive, hard-hitting bout at the Santa Ana Star Center. Then Muñecas’ star jammer Muffin drew first blood.
She tore through the wall of Derby Devils and racked up big points, giving the Muñecas an early 28-18 point lead. Her jam demonstrated that the Dallas defense was penetrable. "If you can go in and prove that scoring is possible, it's important," Muffin explained after the match.
Fine Young Activist
One high school senior bolsters pride and acceptance in fellow LGBT youth
By Sarah M. Kramer
There's a parallel between Ruben Ortega's gay rights activism and his career goals—though it might not be readily obvious. When he starts at Cornell University in the fall, he wants to study hospitality administration. "I want to focus on real estate and project development, and opening hotels," Ortega says.
By Simon McCormack
By the time you read this, the conversion from analog to digital TV on Friday, June 12, may have already taken place.
Odds & Ends
By Devin D. O’Leary
Dateline: Guinea—Overwhelmed by criminal behavior, law enforcement officials in the coastal African nation of Guinea are encouraging citizens to burn any suspected criminals alive. Speaking in the capital city of Conakry last Tuesday, the new military government’s anticrime chief, Captain Moussa Tiegboro Camara, told citizens, “I’m asking you to burn all armed bandits who are caught red-handed committing an armed robbery.” Camara went on to say, “The prisons are full and cannot take more people, and the situation cannot continue like that.” Camara, who was appointed by the military junta to oversee the fight against drugs and serious crime, made his comments at a meeting of city officials. “These measures worry us,” Thierno Maadjou Sow, president of the Guinean Organization of Human Rights, told Reuters news service. “The law of the country must not be bypassed, whatever the circumstances.” The National Council for Democracy and Development (CNDD) seized power in Guinea, the world’s largest exporter of bauxite, last December after long-serving President Lansana Conte died.
Kelly's Brewpub fully supports all the efforts, participants and spectators of the Albuquerque Pride Parade. There has been some misinformation to the contrary. I have met with board members of the Albuquerque Pride Parade and members of the community to personally express our support and regret any misunderstanding.
Derby’s Bold Brutes
By Eric Williams
Missed the Saturday, June 6 bouts? We got a recap right here.
Science of Beer
By Taylor Grabowsky
Get your beer geek on with demos, talks and fun experiments.
International Polar Bear Day
By Steve Bahama
Learn more about polar bears while watching feedings, listening to enrichment and zookeeper talks.
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