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V.23 No.39 |

news

The Daily Word in ebola, Ello and Pantone beer packaging

In the news: ebola death toll is at least 2,917, new species of dino, Ankylousaur, IRS raided Downtown business BigByte, anti-Facebook social network Ello, Pantone beer packaging

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V.23 No.14 |

news

The Daily Word in spraypainting APD substations, weird recreational drugs and RIP Peaches Geldof

In the news: critical citizens at the APD meeting, Three APD substations were vandalized, The DOJ will announce its findings about APD, new Rail Runner stop, Bob Geldof's hard-partying daughter, Peaches Geldof, "boyfriend twins, "nipple shields for men", ALF, Flight 370 is in really deep water, Chupacabra roundup, Americans couldn't raise 2,000 dollars if their lives depended on it, There is an ABBA choir, huge increase in Freedom of Information Act requests, a combo of weed, rat poison, opium and an anti-retroviral drug, Don't read this

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V.18 No.40 |

election

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.

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election

"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.

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election

Berry Takes the Stage

He's going to take the stage. This has to be it. The crowd's going crazy.

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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.

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election

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.

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election

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.

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election

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.

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Richard Berry
Richard Berry

election

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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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.

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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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22 Jump Street at UNM Student Union Building, Atrium (ground floor)

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