Update on the Sunday afternoon motorcycle club shoot out.
It appears the Koch brothers and other conservative types rented, for some diabolical reason, the entire Hyatt Tamaya Resort north of Bernalillo.
A proposal to limit abortions in Albuquerque may not make it onto the next election ballot.
Former President of The United StatesDubble-yuh had heart surgery.
Giant pentagram can be seen from space.
"All items that the band throws into the crowd must first pass through the bassist's pants."
Super Nanny "Control Toys."
Two New Brunswick kids were strangled by a python.
Winners of the Albuquerque Walter White lookalike contest.
DA to resume probing officer-involved shootings. (The investigative grand jury process was suspended months ago after criticism that no jury had ever found a shooting unjustified.)
Santa Fe man gets his bass back 10 years later.
The terribly-named band fun. has gotten the most Grammy nominations.
Gamelan ensemble covers Gang of Four’s “Not Great Men.”
R.I.P., Dave Brubeck.
Shit London photography contest. Awesome.
Some wealthy people are investing in newspapers.
5 things smart people do. 1) make numbered lists of things ....
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China’s first jack-off competition is what it sounds like.
African American father and son say they were racially profiled, and APD took $17,000 in cash off their hands for no good reason.
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George Zimmerman was pretty tight with Sanford police.
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Office break rooms are disgusting pits of germs, says guy who cares.
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The company that owns Chicago's daily bought its weekly. (That's like the Journal purchasing the Alibi.)
Tennessee walking horse trainer pleads guilty to cruelty.
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MIT alleviates an age-old human frustration: getting ketchup out of the bottle.
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Two major Beijing newspapers suddenly have a new "publisher:" the Propaganda Bureau.
There is no safer place to invest your money than print media, according to... The Onion.
Ten enduring myths about the U.S. space program.
New Mexico State Police cop caught copulating on car in front of canine has been fired.
Update on the New Mexico based Lone Ranger film shoot that is on hold.
Excellent Washington Post article about the recent exponential growth of JSOC, the United States' "secret army."
Berlusconi calls Italy "Shitaly." OK, he only said "shitty," but that's his cross to bear.
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The Albuquerque man who rescued an abducted girl is in the U.S. illegally.
LOOK OUT! More People of Walmart (Thank you, Sarah.)
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A lesson in pre-digital newspaper production.
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Oh, God. The 12th annual Gathering of the Juggalos.
Are cell phones making men sterile?
Dateline, 1967: in the future, the use of well-trained apes as family chauffeurs might decrease the number of automobile accidents.
Eva Dameron is the new head honcho at UNM’s daily newspaper, the Daily Lobo. The staff agreed to Dameron’s appointment at a forum a few days ago, and she was approved by vote at a publication meeting today. Her first day on the job will be Sunday.
The paper’s previous editor, Rachel Hill, resigned about a week ago for health reasons, according to Dameron. Dameron adds that Lobo associate director of business operations Jim Fisher has said it’s only the second time in the history of the paper that an editor has left through resignation.
Dameron started at the Lobo six years ago. “I moved here from Florida, and I was sort of lonely,” she remembers. She called up an old professor back east for advice, which turned out to be: Get a job at your school paper. “So I went into the Daily Lobo and I slammed my fist onto the desk, and I was like, ‘I want to work for your paper!’ And they gave me a story,” she laughs, with some disbelief. “So I tried the assertive approach.”
It’s worked out well for her.
In addition to wearing quite a few hats at the Lobo over the years—writer, designer, copy chief, opinions editor—Dameron briefly worked as an arts intern here at the Alibi under Steven Robert Allen and as a writer/photographer at a paper in Chicago. Dameron is active in the local music community, appearing as multi-instrumentalist Eva Ave. (frequently paired up with Carlosaur). She’s been producing a series of “beautiful” newspaper/zines called “The Nightly Noodle Monthly,” available for a quarter apiece at The Zone, Winning Coffee, Silver Skate Shop and her music performances. She’s also an artist who frequently turns up on the walls of underground gallery shows. (Disclosure: I own one of her pieces. If you come by the office, I’ll gladly show it to you.)
Though she just signed up for a seven-day-a-week gig, Dameron doesn’t seem concerned that her side projects will fade away. And she’s thinking about what direction she can take the Lobo.
“The thing I do hear a lot is that the Daily Lobo is, basically, boring. And I’ve always agreed that it could be more interesting and sort of thought that that was just the way it is. I like it when a paper takes a stand on a certain issue—but I don’t know if that would work at the Lobo.
“I just want juicier writing. I want them to relay something factual and relevant while still being able to turn a phrase. That would be sweet,” Dameron says. It’s a task she admits is difficult at a daily newspaper, where heavy workloads can grind a sharp staff into nubble. “But,” she adds, “they’re good kids and they work really hard.”
From one editor to another—congratulations, Eva.