Apr 14 - 20, 2011 

Limas (left) and Flory Olguin circa 1958. The Albuquerque rivals fought six times.
Courtesy of Flory Olguin

In Memoriam

The Last Days of Joey Limas

By Toby Smith
Joey Limas—he was never anything but Joey to me—resided in an Albuquerque nursing home, and I was positive I would see him again. Sure, he was 78 or 82 years old, depending on the source. But in my mind he was still tough as cactus. Then suddenly he was gone, bested by a flurry of ailments. Old prizefighters seldom meet death gently.

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Making Sausage

Legislative Smackdown

By Marisa Demarco
This column's name, Making Sausage, is a reference to a quote widely attributed to Otto von Bismarck, Duke of Lauenburg. "Laws are like sausages. It's better not to see them being made." From the view in the press box in Santa Fe, running a state looks arduous and frustrating. Lawmakers volley back and forth, nitpick over details, argue, dissect, and wheel and deal. And a 60-day session doesn't come cheap: lawmakers voted to spend a max of about $8.3 million on this one.

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Odds & Ends

By Devin D. O’Leary
Funny because it happens to someone else.

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