The Last Days of Joey Limas
Joey Limas—he was never anything but Joey to me—resided in an Albuquerque nursing home, and I was positive I would see him again. Sure, he was 78 or 82 years old, depending on the source. But in my mind he was still tough as cactus. Then suddenly he was gone, bested by a flurry of ailments. Old prizefighters seldom meet death gently.
This column's name, Making Sausage, is a reference to a quote widely attributed to Otto von Bismarck, Duke of Lauenburg. "Laws are like sausages. It's better not to see them being made." From the view in the press box in Santa Fe, running a state looks arduous and frustrating. Lawmakers volley back and forth, nitpick over details, argue, dissect, and wheel and deal. And a 60-day session doesn't come cheap: lawmakers voted to spend a max of about $8.3 million on this one.
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North Valley Coalition Mayoral Forum
A mayoral forum to focus on both Valley issues and citywide issues. Moderated by Weekly Alibi news editor, August March.
Over 50 authors, artists, filmmakers and more celebrate all genres under the theme of time travelling. Convention proceeds benefit UNMU's library and the Roadrunner Food Bank.
Savor delicious food from food trucks, shop from local artisans and grab a drink from the microbrew garden. Legendary artist Chubby Checker performs live.