V.20 No.39 |
The Daily Word in election results, rain and scoopable chicken
Yesterday's election results here.
Assassination plot #587 against Afghan President Hamid Karzai foiled.
Some good news for Democrats.
Can having incompetent lawyers invalidate your death-penalty sentence? I'm asking for a friend.
House Republicans triple the budget to defend the Defense of Marriage Act.
Anonymous may or may not attack the New York Stock Exchange.
Andrew Breibart tries to link President Obama to the New Black Panther Party.
Nazis are being hunted again in Germany.
Astronomers use science the test the legend of Frankenstein's birth.
Israeli scientists win the chemistry Nobel prize for the discovery of quasicrystals.
Meet Sesame Street's new food insecure muppet.
Disney will be releasing more animated classics as 3D re-releases.
NBA preseason is cancelled as labor talks put the rest of the regular season is in jeopardy.
I thought this was a crazy fever-dream, but Popeye's is introducing scoop-shaped chicken nuggets.
Ten classic books that were originally rejected by publishers.
It turns out buying groceries at a drug store is a bad deal.
This year's 20 best microphotos.
Are your Facebook statuses interesting?
WIll this current season be the last for The Simpsons?
Two restaurants frequented by my creepy uncle are locked in a legal battle.
Hey Emily, did you see the Coen brothers are making a TV show?
V.20 No.25 |
The Daily Word in UNM presidents, mob bosses and fireworks
Police have arrested former UNM president Chris Garcia in connection with a prostitution ring. They arrested a physics professor yesterday and charged him with promoting prostitution.
A bridge in the Bosque caught fire.
Gov. Martinez says it might be better to skip the fireworks this year.
Who's going to jump into the race for Heinrich's congressional seat? Ex-Mayor Martin Chavez? Ex-Lt. Gov. Diane Denish? State Sen. Eric Griego? City Councilor Dan Lewis? Jon Barela?
Guv also looking to tighten rules for driver's licenses for foreign nationals.
The FBI's been hunting Whitey Bulger for 15 years. Yesterday, agents caught the 81-year-old mob boss in Santa Monica.
The world's first totally synthetic pop star.
The seas are rising.
Potatoes make Americans fat.
FDA says breast implants won't last for life.
The end of gender?
V.20 No.4 |
Two incumbents ousted in yesterday's election
In District 1, challenger Analee Maestas beat Dolores Griego by 502 votes.
In District 2, Katherine Korte won, beating runner-up Peter Sanchez by 189 votes. Incumbent Robert Lucero didn't run.
In District 4, Board President Marty Esquivel retained his seat, beating runner-up Cheryl Ann Harris by 418 votes.
Most CNM races were uncontested, but in District 4, newcomer Mark Armijo beat Carmie Lynn Toulouse, who's been on the board since 1999. He won by 171 votes.
Read up on Armijo here.
The CNM bond passed with a good margin.
The APS and CNM election is today
Regardless of the snow, the APS and CNM election is happening today from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Find your polling location here or call the Bernalillo County Clerk's election line at 468-1291. Read about the candidates and the CNM bond here.
APS and CNM are having snow days.
V.20 No.4 | 1/27/2011
The most important election you don’t know anything about ... yet: Vote Tuesday, Feb. 1
APS and CNM leadership hinges on your vote
All voters in these districts who registered before Jan. 4 are eligible to cast ballots in the APS/CNM election. Find your polling location at bernco.gov/wherevote or call 468-1291.
• APS School Board candidate Q & As
• CNM Governing Board candidate Q & As
V.19 No.33 |
The Daily Word 08.25.10: Prank In Roswell, Pee-Wee Blogs, Bra Unhooking Champion
Three arrested in Roswell for a violent hoax.
Arizona prison escapee John McCluskey attempted suicide.
Three teens in Columbia who appeared on a 69-name hit list posted on Facebook have been killed.
Someone tried to sell 4 pounds of yellowcake uranium.
Don't tell my boss listening to music at work is bad for productivity.
Mafia families are texting TV shows to send secret messages to imprisoned members.
Something hit Jupiter this weekend.
A blog completely filled with hungover
I guess my aunt really isn't lazy.
Don't buy those cheap headphones.
Pee-wee! Herman's! First! Ever! Blog! Post!
Here's the trailer for my next favorite TV show.
Why isn't quicksand scary (at least in the movies) anymore?
Blah-blah, blah, Lindsay Lohan, blah-blah-blah, blah.
Handy guide about who and how much to tip.
My new hero can unhook 56 bras in one minute.
10 roadside attractions someone thinks are worth stopping for (I've been to #4–it wasn't all that).
One day soon I'll regret eating a pizza cone.
V.18 No.43 | 10/22/2009
Ortiz y Pino
We Were Mugged!
Why Richard Berry won the mayor’s seat
V.18 No.40 |
Berry's Next Step
After giving his victory speech, Berry said he wanted to "roll up his sleeves" and get to work. He's meeting Mayor Chavez tomorrow for lunch, and one of his first items of business is to sit down with councilors.
He restated the same things he said during his campaign: Crime is his first priority, and he's interested in hearing APD's ideas about how to address it. He wants to trim some fat from the city's budget.
Berry is the first Republican mayor the city has had for a couple decades. After tonight, the Council is going to lean Republican, too. But Berry says he's interested in working with everyone and just "doing what's best for the city."
Berry is the only candidate to publicly say he doesn't support gay marriage. When asked if he'd like to tell the gay citizens of Albuquerque something to ease their concerns, he said "Albuquerque is a great city, filled with great people. I want to be a good mayor to everyone." He did say during his campaign that he had no plans to change the domestic partnership benefits given to city employees.
The room has mainly emptied out, with more people cleaning up wires and cups than waving signs, but the excitement of Berry's supporters lingers.
"Hey, We Did It"
Berry's giving his victory speech. He thanked the mayor for his years of service, and Romero for his attitude during the campaign. He's stressing working across borders in the Council.
"Thank you for this great honor."
That's it. Meet your new mayor.
Berry Takes the Stage
He's going to take the stage. This has to be it. The crowd's going crazy.
Berry: "Haven't Pulled It Off Yet"
Berry still isn't saying anything conclusive. He says he wants to win all precincts first. So even though Chavez left his party, and Berry is staying strong in the numbers, nothing is official.
Berry Gives a Small Speech
I was expecting a victory speech, but Berry just thanked everyone for their support thus far, said it looked good so far. We've got nothing official yet, but we do have 123 out of 186 precincts reporting, with Berry at 42 percent to Chavez' 35.
Lewis Ahead of Cadigan
The District 5 race is shaking things up. While other Council incumbents are in the lead, Dan Lewis is ahead of sitting Councilor Michael Cadigan 55 to 44, with 7 out of 17 precincts counted.
Sally Mayer Sighting
Sally Mayer (D7 councilor who dropped out of the race for re-election) is one giant smile at Berry's party. She's a big supporter and is pleased to be on the sidelines, stress-free. Mayer's confident Berry's going to win this one, and she isn't afraid to say how happy that makes her. "Chavez reaped what he sowed," she says. "Four years ago, I was one of his biggest supporters ... but I lost faith in his commitment." Mayer had a falling out with Chavez over some of the animal issues in the city.
She says she's going to Chicago for a year to help take care of her grandkids (sometime before March), but after that, she posits that she may be back.
In other ABQ celeb sightings news, Sheriff Darren White is roaming around the crowd as well.
Berry HQ, Part Two
I just caught up with Berry. He's staying away from saying anything too concrete, of course, resting solidly in camp humble. ("I trust the voters. I'm comfortable with whatever they decide.") He spent his day shaking hands in the University, Kirtland and North Valley neighborhoods, with a stop 'round lunchtime at the Owl Cafe for a green chile cheeseburger and chocolate shake. Seems to be holding him over well. He looks good.
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