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This Week's News/Opinion: “311” oddities, memoriam to a trestle-maker, El Pinto vs. Los Cuates

A view of the trestle as seen from the ground. A wooden fire escape hugs the side of the structure.
A view of the trestle as seen from the ground. A wooden fire escape hugs the side of the structure.
Charles Reuben

How many tablespoons are in a third of a cup? This and a collection of other weird questions fielded by 311, Albuquerque's information hotline. “Operator, when does my marriage license expire?” Questions for 311

Esther Tenenbaum in the 311 call center
Esther Tenenbaum in the 311 call center
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In Memoriam: Carl Baum, trestle-maker. A tribute to an exceptional engineer and all-around human being. Oh yeah, he’s also responsible for that huge crazy mass of wood on Kirtland.

Council Watch: El Pinto vs. Los Cuates: Fight!

Odds & Ends: iPhone gun, an inconvenient nudity, stealing from the dead, real-life Frogger, mini meth lab

Letters: Lead & Coal, “rave” bust