Answer Me This
You can now take off at the Sunport and land where? What did police find at a construction site on the West Mesa? What film will be shot in New Mexico? And How is UNM dealing with the recession?
Three’s a Crowd
A couple expecting a baby gets evicted
Last summer, Nicole Michelbach and Brian Garcia learned they were going to have a baby.
Can Legislators Revive Domestic Partnerships?
Bills lack support from some Democrats
Rep. Mimi Stewart says she's not sure if a domestic partnership bill can slog through the Senate this year.
Finding a Frequency
Once every decade or so, the Earth rumbles, the mists clear, a light shoots from the sky and ... the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) allows people to apply for permits to build radio stations. Citizens rejoice.
The Children of la Pepa
I am from that generation of New Mexicans who came of age in the ’60s and ’70s, who spent a lot of time discovering our ethnic roots in the rich soil of our mestizaje, the part of our heritage that involved celebrating the blending of Old and New World, the Indio and the Hispano.
Odds & Ends
Dateline: South Korea—A 68-year-old woman who has taken the written exam required for a driver’s license nearly every day since 2005 has failed for the 771st time. The woman—identified only by her family name of Cha—has spent at least 4 million won ($3,000) on fees for the test, which she has taken a record 771 times. Applicants must score at least 60 on the written exam before they can get behind the wheel for a driving test. According to Choi Young-Chul, an official at the North Jeolla Province driver’s license agency in Jeonju, the woman has never scored more than 50 on a test. “I feel sorry every time I see Cha fail,” Park Jung-seok, a traffic police officer at the agency, told the Korea Times newspaper. “When she passes, I’ll make a memorial tablet myself and give it to her.” The woman is allegedly ready for her 772nd attempt.
[Re: Ortiz y Pino, “Letter to the Editor,” Feb. 5-11] In defending the remarks of Council President Isaac Benton regarding Israel’s Operation Cast Lead—remarks that Councilman Benton has since apologized for—Sen. Ortiz y Pino unfortunately reiterates a host of disproven accusations against the Jewish State.