Jul 20 - 26, 2006 

Newscity

On Foot

Nob Hill gets a makeover--finally

By John Bear

Nob Hill is Albuquerque’s premiere shopping district; that is, if shopping malls incite your sense of moral outrage.

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Scott Rickson

News Bite

Decreasing Effluence Without Much Affluence

Wastewater treatment system at Jemez Pueblo provides interim solution at minimal cost

By Simon McCormack

For residents of Jemez Pueblo, solar power may have saved the day.

On July 5, the Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department (EMNRD) and the New Mexico Association of Energy Engineers (NMAEE) along with Jemez Pueblo celebrated the success of a solar-powered wastewater treatment system. The NMAEE awarded Jemez Pueblo Gov. James Roger Madalena with the Association’s “Environmental Project of the Year” award for the system, which has helped the pueblo decrease the smell given off by nearby wastewater lagoons while also eliminating the immediate risk of overflow from the lagoons into the Jemez River.

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News Feature

Up River

The silvery minnow stares down another dry summer

By Laura Paskus

With all this rain falling on the Duke City--the backyard vegetable garden is growing wild; the crabgrass in the front yard has been miraculously resurrected--thoughts naturally turn to … the silvery minnow.

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Thin Line

By Marisa Demarco

MySpace Matters—I'm stoked to note that MySpace updated its terms in the user agreement to include an explanation of how it handles the rights to material posted there [Thin Line, "Hey, This Isn't 'My'Space," May 18]. Thanks, Webmonkey, for pointing this out. All you MySpace users out there owe it to yourselves to look it up, especially if you are one of the bazillion bands on the site posting songs, lyrics and incessant event invites.

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Ortiz y Pino

Fighting the Good Fight (er, Not)

The mayor brawls with APS

By Jerry Ortiz y Pino

While I don’t agree with him very often, I still have to admire the battling spirit and tireless energy our pugnacious mayor, Martin Chavez, exerts every day he’s in office.

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Odds & Ends

By Devin D. O’Leary

Dateline: Germany--A 61-year-old man, on trial for theft, didn’t do his case much good by stealing the judge’s keys during a court hearing. Police in the central town of Coburg said that while facing the bench, the man pocketed a bunch of keys belonging to the judge, who did not notice until he had left the room. When confronted by court officials in the bathroom, the man told them he had been shocked to discover the keys in his pocket. “He told them he realized how suspicious his story would sound and that he had therefore hidden the keys under a toilet brush,” said police spokesman Bernhard Schmitt. “He’d been stealing all his life so it was probably just an intuitive act.” The man wrote out a confession, but the initial trial had to be temporarily suspended on legal grounds in case the judge--who had just been robbed by the defendent--showed bias in the case.

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The Real Side

The Popsicle Prophecy

Understanding immigration is as simple as a paleta de agua de tamarindo

By Jim Scarantino

I’ve got this whole immigration debate figured out, and I owe it all to popsicles.

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Letters

The readers write.

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