The Daily Word: Gary For President, iPhones Track Your Every Move, Glowing Pork
Former governor Gary Johnson skips the exploratory committee and announces he is running for president.
UNM President David Schmidly says he won't seek contract extension.
Your iPhone keeps a record of everywhere you go.
Homemade bombs found at mall near Columbine High School.
How to get ready to be fired.
Stranger catches toddler falling from Florida hotel balcony.
People fake being sick to get sympathy online.
Michigan police are using cellphone hacking devices during routine traffic stops.
BP sues Transocean for at least $40 billion for the Gulf oil disaster.
The Weird Al / Lady Gaga feud appears settled.
A professor vanished into another dimension.
Director of the Oscar-nominated documentary Restrepo and Pulitzer Prize-nominated photographer Chris Hondros were killed in Libya.
Glee extra tweets career-ending spoiler.
Looks like Gordon Ramsay has a real kitchen nightmare on his hands. Get it?
It's science: cancelled TV shows make you sad.
How did you think you'd look in junderpants?
Something tells me this guy is in a gang.
Make a bunny rabbit cake for Easter!
Glowing blue pork found in China.
Jerry Seinfeld pulls out of a Donald Trump-sponsored benefit.
Robot throws out first pitch, chokes.
A standing-room-only crowd showed up to the Monday, May 24 meeting to remind the Council that cuts are losses to essential services for real people.
Yay for Albuquerque!
NHCC Included in Frommer's Global Must-See List
We all know how amazing NHCC is—beautiful exhibits, fabulous programming, breathtaking premises. And now, if it didn't before, the whole world knows, too. Or at least, the Frommer's-reading world.
In a little feature called "9 Must-See Museum Exhibits Around The World," NHCC is listed among the internationally-
Now. Let's get NMSO on some lists* with the New York Philharmonic and New Mexico Ballet Co noted alongside the Russian National Ballet, and we'll be all set.
* I could make these lists. And I've thought about it. But maybe it would be more thrilling for ABQ if someone outside of the city were to recognize our treasure chest o' glorious cultural riches. Who do you know at the Washington Post? Get on it!
Valentine's Day Card Contest
For seven years now, we've entreated you to send us your valentines—bloody, funny and otherwise. And every year we're amazed at what can be expressed by doilies, cardboard and what we hope is fake blood. Can't say Alibi readers are lacking in creativity.
Enter the Matrix
Put down those bath beads—no one wants those for Christmas. Instead, pick up some one-of-a-kind pieces of artwork for the loved ones left on your list. Neighboring galleries Matrix Fine Art and New Grounds Print Workshop (3812 Central SE, Suites 100 A and B) invite you to their holiday show and sale. The reception on Friday, Dec. 11, goes from 5 to 8 p.m. Artwork is priced from $25 and up. For more information on these galleries and this event, go to newgroundsgallery.com or matrixfineart.com.
Update from the New Mexico Symphony Player's Association
On October 13, the New Mexico Symphony Player's Association voted against the NMSO's management's last, best and final offer (see "A Sour Note" in the Alibi's News section, printed October 8-14, 2009). The musicians have been without a paycheck for six weeks and have had their health insurance canceled.
"The musicians are determined to preserve the high artistic standards that the orchestra has achieved as well as maintain our dignity as professional musicians," said Richard White, member of the New Mexico Symphony Players Association negotiations committee.
The musicians union and management used the services of a federal mediator, and the case is still open. In the end, considering other changes proposed by the symphony management, the proposal would mean that each individual pay check would be 43 percent less than what they had received last year. The second year of the proposed contract includes a financial contract re-opener which would allow for further salary reductions.
The musician's union attorney Andrew Lewinter is asking that the NMSO management come back to the table and commit itself to bargain in good faith and find an equitable compromise.