Crib Notes: March 19, 2015
1) On Sunday the New Mexico Senate Public Affairs Committee tabled two bills that would have _______________.
a) Limited a woman’s right to make medical decisions about her own body
b) Created a new independent empire of the state with La Tejana in charge
c) Put aside money to fund a paramilitary organization in the state
d) Banned rainy days and Sundays from taking place in certain urban areas
2) Which state basketball team is going to the “big dance”?
a) UNM Lobos
b) NMSU Aggies
c) WNMU Mustangs
d) ENMU Greyhounds
3) Albuquerque was recently ranked as a Top 10 city for ________________.
a) UFO sightings
b) Police friendliness
d) Attention-hungry political bloggers
4) Last Thursday morning, the editor of _______________ was arrested for allegedly driving under the influence.
a) Crosswinds Weekly
b) The Albuquerque Tribune
c) ABQ Arts
d) The Santa Fe New Mexican
5) Walgreens just bought a bunch of pharmacies in Albuquerque and Santa Fe from ______________.
a) Blue Cross Blue Shield Insurance
b) Cimarron Health Company
c) Lovelace Health System
d) The National Health Service
1) A. The Senate tabled two bills on Sunday. The first would have banned late-term abortions. The second bill would have required parental notification before a minor ends a pregnancy.
2) B. The Aggies made it into March Madness with a Number 15 seed. They will face perennial powerhouse Kansas in a Midwest Regional game on Friday.
3) C. Last week the National Wildlife Federation listed Burque as one of its Top 10 American cities for wildlife, noting the percentage of the city devoted to parkland as well as efforts by local citizens working for conservation.
4) D. A police report states that Santa Fe New Mexican Editor Ray Rivera was found early Thursday morning in a German SUV with a damaged tire, possibly due to a collision with a curb. Rivera had been at the legendary Santa Fe watering hole El Farol prior to his encounter with law enforcement. After refusing the requisite sobriety tests, he was arrested and charged with aggravated DWI.
5) C. Lovelace has sold its pharmacies to Walgreens. While five Lovelace pharmacy locations will remain open, six will close, and the employees at the those locations will be laid off in early April when the transition occurs.