City Boss Fight 2009
For I Am the Mayor of Albuquerque
An interview with Martin Chavez
By Marisa Demarco
It's an obscure "Simpsons" reference. An animated Burque mayor wants to steal Springfield's baseball squad, the Isotopes. In the final shot of the episode, he turns to the camera and says, "For I am the mayor of Albuquerque." Our non-cartoon city team takes its name from the ep.
Extras from the Chavez Interview
By Marisa Demarco
We spent more than an hour with Mayor Martin Chavez, but we didn’t have room to print everything we talked about in the paper. (See the original article here.)
Answer Me This
By Simon McCormack
Which company announced layoffs? Why did a mom say she was shoplifting? What did a 6-year-old girl want for her birthday? Why is a man facing 18 felony counts?
The Radford Files
The Power of Prayer
A closer look
By Benjamin Radford
A tragic event in Albuquerque on June 25 cast a pall on the July 4 weekend. According to a front-page article by Albuquerque Journal writer Hailey Heinz, “A woman attending a church conference in Albuquerque with her husband didn’t call for medical treatment while giving birth to twins in a hotel room, even as one of the newborns struggled to breathe. ... That child died while church members gathered in prayer. ... Samuel and Tammy Kaufman told police at the scene they did not believe in man's medicine, only God, and that their child’s death was God’s will.”
Odds & Ends
By Devin D. O’Leary
Dateline: Russia—Russian soccer fans apparently have a sure cure for a worldwide epidemic. Russians heading to Wales next month to watch a World Cup qualifier match are being urged to down lots of whiskey in order to ward off the H1N1 swine flu virus. “We urge our fans to drink a lot of Welsh whisky as a form of disinfection,” Alexander Shprygin, head of the country’s supporter organization (VOB), told Reuters. “That should cure all symptoms of the disease.” Russia’s Health Ministry has issued a public warning against traveling to Britain because of the spread of the H1N1 virus, but Shprygin said he expected several hundred fans to attend the Sept. 9 qualifier in Cardiff. “Russian fans don’t fear anything or anybody, so this virus will not stand in our way of supporting our team,” Shprygin added.
In 2001, the New Mexico Legislature changed the tax code to dramatically lower the tax rate for our state’s highest income earners. The premise for this tax break was to attract executives that would bring businesses with good-paying jobs to the state. As far as I can tell, we haven’t seen any benefit to this tax break. What we have seen instead is the loss of nearly half a billion dollars in revenues to the state’s general fund every year.
courtesy of sabakucon.com
By Devin O'Leary
An anime and Japanese pop-culture convention featuring competitive gaming, cosplay workshops and panels with celebrities like Cara Nicole, Brittney Karbowski and Maile Flanagan.
By Joshua Lee
Herbs, wildflowers, native plants and arts and crafts for sale, guided bird and nature walks, live music, crafts for kids, a raffle and refreshments.
Albuquerque Turkish Festival
By Renee Chavez
Sample Turkish-Mediterranean cuisine, cultural exhibits, folk dances, live music, arts and crafts and more.
Cinco de Mayo Folk Art and Music Festival
By Taylor Grabowsky
Featuring over 35 local artists, music by Alpha Blue and Mariachi Amor Eternal, and Wild Fiesta Apron Contest hosted by Cherie and Pamela Montoya.
Rabbit Adoption Event
By Renee Chavez
The New Mexico House Rabbit Society is adopting out rabbits seeking their forever homes. Free nail trims for those who bring their pet rabbits.
Cinco de Mayo Creative Cantina at Tractor Brewery Wells Park
Music by Felix Y Los Gatos, food from Pink Ladies food truck and live painting by artist El Moises.
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