1) According to various interwebz news reports, KOB-TV news anchor Tom Joles and longtime local investigative reporter Stuart Dyson nearly came to blows during a “heated discussion” at the station’s studios earlier this week. Which of these journalists was in a legendary Albuquerque rocanrol band as a young man? And what was that band’s name?
a) Tom Joles, in Young Black Sabbath Teenagers
b) Stuart Dyson, in Gutter Leaves
c) Both were members of Big Damn Crazy Weight.
d) Neither of these squares ever rocked out ... even once.
2) How many Albuquerque Public Schools students did not meet the district’s new immunization policy and so did not attend class this week?
b) Less than 50
c) More than 250
d) About 750
3)Sports fans in our humble burg were in for some good news when it was recently announced that a new professional sports team would soon play here. Called the Duke City Gladiators, this team will engage in a sporting ritual known as ___________________.
b) Gladiatorial combat
d) Indoor football
4) One of the redevelopment proposals aimed at restoring Nob Hill’s De Anza Motor Lodge to its former glory calls for the property to be rebuilt as a ____________________.
a) Homeless encampment
b) Combination methamphetamine lab and car wash
c) Boutique hotel
5) Late last week two Mormon missionaries working in Albuquerque were allegedly ________________ by a man named Erwin Smith, who they met earlier that day at a Northeast Heights bus stop.
a) Held hostage
b) Taken to the race track to gamble away their bicycles
c) Forced to consume Coca-Cola
d) Converted to a religion that features spaghetti worship.
1) B. Joles and Dyson had some sort of confrontation at KOB-TV on Monday, Feb. 23. Dyson played in a few Burque bands in the before time, most notably Gutter Leaves.
2) C. Approximately 250 APS students missed class this week due to stricter enforcement of the school district’s vaccination protocols.
3) D. The Duke City Gladiators will play indoor football. Their season opener is slated for March 28 at their new home base, Tingley Coliseum.
4) C. A boutique motel or “condotel” is one proposal to renovate De Anza Motor Lodge at Central and Washington.
5) A. The two LDS missionaries were allegedly held hostage for three hours after Smith consumed “large amounts of alcohol” in his Northeast Heights apartment.