V.23 No.44 |
The Daily Word in voting, cruelty and Gareth Pugh
It's time to rock the Bernalillo County vote, y'all. Peruse the 2014 Alibi Election Guide to learn more about key races and for translations of ballot-speak on advisory questions and constitutional amendments. Contrary to propaganda that voting doesn't matter, it totally does. And local and state elections are a way to make a real positive impact on our community. And you know you want a sticker. So vote early through Saturday, Nov. 1, or rock the ballot on Election Day proper.
Burque is one of only two cities nationwide recognized as an Urban Bird Treaty City, y'all. Translation: Our burg is for the birds ... in a good way.
A motion to dismiss charges against three teens charged with beating two Native homeless men to death in the South Valley was denied.
A man suspected of committing a string of home invasions of elderly women in southeast Albuquerque was arrested by SWAT.
A deer jumped in front of a motorcycle. The bike is totaled, the deer is dead and the biker? He's fine ... and headed back to work as a zookeeper.
Chronic fatigue syndrome patients, it's all in your head ... specifically your brain.
I'm not a huge fan of the fashion-industrial complex. But Gareth Pugh's Spring 2015 Read-to-Wear line is blowing my occult-obsessed mind ATM. Get your costume inspiration on, y'all.
V.23 No.39 |
The Daily Word in ebola, Ello and Pantone beer packaging
In Liberia and Sierra Leone, the ebola death toll is at least 2,917. Liberian capital Monrovia faces an epidemic, as infections outpace access to health care.
The skull of a new species of dino, Ankylousaur, is now on display at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science. BLM paleontologist Phil Gensler said, "It looks vaguely like an armored alligator."
The IRS raided Downtown business BigByte, a data center, this morning.
What is new anti-Facebook social network Ello's story?
This Pantone beer packaging reminds me of those what-color-is-your-urine hydration charts. (Generally speaking, the darker your urine is, the more dehydrated you are. But vitamins, supplements and certain health conditions can also affect urine color.)
V.23 No.14 |
The Daily Word in spraypainting APD substations, weird recreational drugs and RIP Peaches Geldof
City Council chambers overflowed with largely critical citizens at the APD meeting last night.
Three APD substations were vandalized last night.
The DOJ will announce its findings about APD and patterns of excessive/lethal force tomorrow at 10:00 am.
There is a new Rail Runner stop.
Do you know about "boyfriend twins"?
.... How about "nipple shields for men"?
What do you know about the old TV show ALF?
Malaysian Flight 370 is in really deep water.
Time for a Chupacabra roundup.
Since the Snowden leaks, the NSA has seen a huge increase in Freedom of Information Act requests.
Dopers in South Africa are smoking a combo of weed, rat poison, opium and an anti-retroviral drug (AKA HIV meds).
Oh, God. No. Don't read this.
V.22 No.33 |
The Daily Word in Mubarak's potential release, bear maulings and Pistorius' indictment
Egyptian officials are calling for the release of former President Hosni Mubarak from prison, which some say could result in more violence in Egypt.
A study shows that US unemployment rates increased in more than half the states in July, and hiring, which has been steady since January, took a slow decline in July as well.
Oscar Pistorius, Paralympic champion, is being indicted for premeditated murder for the shooting of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.
This is why I don't go jogging in Michigan, Alaska, Colorado, Wyoming … or pretty much anywhere.
I don't care if you raised the prices. We came to see some polar bears!
UNM has incorporated a new system where students can log in online to report crimes they witness on campus. … because phones are so last year.
It's not every day that you pay 25 cents upon receiving a parcel from China. … and then get arrested for it.
Just in case you ever wondered what would happen if you stuck a fork into your meat and two veg, a 70-year-old Australian man has the answer.
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.
From Berry HQ
I'm here at Berry's headquarters. He's up in his room (he came down to shake some hands earlier before I got here). Lots of smiles all around. This is probably the most upbeat place to be thus far in the evening. Will check in as things develop.
V.18 No.31 | 7/30/2009
Napkin Art #15: ABQ 505 Squiggleydoo
I can’t remember much about the woman who made today’s napkin except that she’s a kickass artist and was super kind to draw a napkin for me. Stark spaces, bold lines and a sense of collapsing symmetry underscore a message of iconic (ironic?) local pride. It’s destined to be a classic. Thank you, napkin lady.
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