That Burning Feeling
It's anger, disappointment and, somehow, desire—our women's football team folds and another, the Menace, forms from the debris
Christie Moses lost a lot of money when her business venture folded. "I'm in debt as far as I can get," she says.
The End of an Era?
The days of hazardous radio consolidation could be coming to a close.
Clear Channel Communications shareholders approved a $19.5 billion buyout of the company on Tuesday, Sept. 25, landing the media conglomerate in the hands of a private equity group led by Thomas H. Lee Partners and Bain Capital Partners. The sale comes after 10 months of price haggling, raising the group’s initial offer of $37.60 a share to $39.20. Shareholders may end up with 30 percent of the soon-to-be private company.
Asshat of the Week
—From a Santa Fe Reporter news column titled "Winners and Losers."
Answer Me This
Young Hellions ... Er ... Voters
This league’s cruising through your neighborhood on a yellow school bus
With the municipal elections over and the presidential election approaching, the League of Young Voters is working harder than ever to get young people to the polls. In the last federal election, according to the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement, less than half of New Mexicans ages 18 to 29 voted.
Ortiz y Pino
Operation Stonegarden is a Disaster
Recent events in southern New Mexico connected to the Bush Administration’s peculiarly-named “Operation Stonegarden” cry out for much closer analysis in the press than they have been given so far. They are the tip of a very ugly iceberg that ought to be demolished before it causes an even bigger disaster.
Odds & Ends
Dateline: Nepal--Mountaineering authorities in Kathmandu are calling for a ban on nudity and attempts to set obscene records on the world’s highest mountain. Last year, a Nepali climber claimed the world’s highest display of nudity when he disrobed for several minutes atop Mount Everest’s 29,028-foot summit. “There should be strict regulations to discourage such attempts by climbers,” Ang Tshering, president of the Nepal Mountaineering Association, said last Wednesday. Mount Everest has always attracted record-setters, including the oldest climber (71-years-old), the youngest climber (15-years-old), the first climber with one foot and the first blind climber. In 2005, a Nepali couple became the first to be married atop Everest. Authorities hope their proposed regulations will discourage nudist climbers and those attempting to join the 5 1/2-mile club--although the mountain’s subzero temperatures would seem to discourage such activities already.
[Re: Toons, “El Machete,” Sept. 20-26] Eric Garcia is right on point when he points out Bush's latest deception. Staying the course in this war is like driving in the wrong direction on the wrong road and expecting to arrive at your planned destination. Meanwhile, violence is rising in Iraq, both for our troops and for innocent Iraqis. We need to end this war and bring our troops home. When will we learn to use diplomacy instead of bombs to settle our differences? It saddens me to see another unnecessary war being fought in my name.