January 2008 Stories (172)

Progress is slow...

Well, they've temporarily closed I-5, so we're currently hung up in Ashland, OR, enjoying a pint and bit of grub at the Black Sheep pub. We hope to be back on the road later today, but we just might be stuck here overnight. We're still planning to be in ABQ by Saturday. The weather has been terrible so far. We're driving through the middle of one of the Northwest's infamous winter storms.… Continue

Added by Neonnoodle on January 31, 2008 at 4:55pm — No Comments

Presidential Experience

I was only mistaken as a member of the Press Corps twice. I was given lots of smiles, and room to shoot. I stood, I listened, I shot and I cheered. I even had a banner clutched somewhere on my person that I wanted to wave around (but nooo, I had two cameras attached to my person as well). I had tears in my eyes when Bill Clinton was introduced. (No, I don't know why..)



Yes, I was there, at UNM, for Bill Clinton's speech.



It was…

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Added by Angela on January 31, 2008 at 4:46pm — 9 Comments

Amtrak's New Digs



If you've ever ridden a train in or out of Albuquerque, you've seen the sad state of the cramped, worn-out Amtrak station down on 1st Street. For a town with a proud history of locomotive repair, the largest Harvey House by the rails (the old Alvarado) and some spectacular railroad boom years, this station was pretty tragic.…

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Added by Edith Grove on January 31, 2008 at 11:33am — 13 Comments

Barack Obama Visit Set for Friday

Economic Summit with Barack Obama



This Friday, February 1st, Barack Obama will be in Albuquerque, NM for a special event at the Albuquerque Convention Center.

Here are the details:

Economic Summit with Barack Obama

Kiva Auditorium

Albuquerque Convention Center

401 2nd Street NW

Albuquerque, NM 87102



Friday, February 1, 2008

Doors Open: 11:30…

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Added by The Grand Panjandrum on January 31, 2008 at 11:24am — No Comments

UNM C&J Accreditation Update - CONGRATS



After an enormous amount of work including a huge, cool building construction, the UNM Department of Journalism and Mass Communications has been recommended for Accreditation by the visiting Accreditation Site Team from the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass…

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Added by Alexis on January 30, 2008 at 6:52pm — 6 Comments

A great day for batting cages and cyclists!

If it weren't so darn cold!

I am a fan of batting cages. And I say that knowing that I absolutely suck at them. But, there's just something about letting out a little unspent energy, or displaced frustration, by taking a full swing at a tiny little target with a baseball or softball bat. It really is quite a release.

SO, are there batting cages in Albuquerque? This town loves sports, so I figure there HAS TO be some kind of local batting cage.

Speaking of sports, while…

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Added by RiRiSynCyr on January 30, 2008 at 4:29pm — 13 Comments

Hot4Henrich? Why the Hell NOT?!

Over at Salon.com blogger Glenn Greenwald is on a tear today eschewing the faux "bipartisan" mantra being spouted by a group of former Senators who may back a third party run by billionaire and NYC Mayor Michael Boomberg. In an update to his evisceration of this so-called "bipartisanship" he posted a video from our very own heart throb Congressional candidate… Continue

Added by The Grand Panjandrum on January 30, 2008 at 3:36pm — 8 Comments

Revolutions Theatre Festival Update and Tickets

Nile Seguin

Revolutions International Theatre Festival continues through Sunday with more opportunities to see live performances in Albuquerque and Santa Fe.

SCROLL DOWN FOR FINAL TICKET GIVEAWAY!



Tonight, Wed. January 30th

8 p.m. at the Golden West - Free Speech Comedy featuring…
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Added by Revolutions International Theatre Festival on January 30, 2008 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

I Chew, Do You?

Luc is living in Las Vegas, New Mexico so I've been reading the local rag the Las Vegas Optic to get familiar with the area and feel closer to my son and stumbled across this video.

Every morning I take my huge silo of a cup to the cafeteria and fill it with ice, then I pop a cube into my…

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Added by Sí Serrano on January 30, 2008 at 1:33pm — No Comments

Reforming the TIDD Gravy Train...Make that call!

While

we're debating presidential elections and hashing the movies, the State

Legislative Session is in full swing and many New Mexicans are only

thinking about the many issues currently being debated at the

Roundhouse. One of them is particularly dear to my heart.




Today House Bill 451 is being heard in the House Judiciary Committee at 1:30pm. HB 451 is a bill that would reform the state TIDD…

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Added by Marjorie on January 30, 2008 at 11:41am — 4 Comments

TIDD Legislation

The New Mexico Legislature's House Judiciary Committee may consider House Bill 451 - Tax Increment Development Act Reforms at their hearing today at 1:30pm. Read SWOP for the alert and the summary by New Mexico Voices for Children.



Read the other stuff and the bill itself for the background.

SWOP reminds us who is on the House Judiciary Committee and urges us to contact…

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Added by Coco on January 30, 2008 at 6:45am — No Comments

Fashion Sense

I consider my mother my fashion icon. She always looks fabulous and considering she is almost 80 years old, she's still hot stuff!

Shopping was more of a sport for my mother than a task. And interestingly enough, the 70's seemed to be her fashion decade. She had fabulous platform shoes, super hip denim, velvet and chiffon dresses, outrageous purses and an array of 'falls' or hairpieces. My mother was one of the only…

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Added by Adelita on January 30, 2008 at 6:22am — 21 Comments

Morning Fix: Lots of N.M. Items

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Added by Somegye on January 30, 2008 at 6:10am — 2 Comments

Makes me wish I was South Valley

Atlixo and proud? Check out Elizabeth's new South Valley Sweethearts group. Give it up.

Added by chantal on January 29, 2008 at 8:58pm — No Comments

Jesus and Shapiro Speak in Parables for Revolutions' Free Speech Comedy Art Series

Why does Jesus curse? He was a carpenter, after all, and besides, his second coming appearance at Revolutions International Theatre Festival is made easier for us mere mortals when he talks like a real human being and not the Almighty.

Comedy Jesus, played by Troy Conrad, was preaching to the…

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Added by Blakeington on January 29, 2008 at 4:51pm — 3 Comments

Holy $%@*!!! We'll be in ABQ by the end of the week!

It's sure not easy jumping from vacation mode into a 2 day moving frenzy. We hit the road tomorrow and should be in the Land of Enchantment by Saturday :)

Added by Neonnoodle on January 29, 2008 at 12:27pm — 6 Comments

Friday night at the Factory!

Yes, once again it's the First Friday of February at the Factory on 5th Art Space!

Come out and enjoy the Artscrawl around the old town area. You can start by hitting the Mountain Rd. galleries. FHAB and MORO are a couple of good places to visit. Then swing up 5th St. to the railroad tracks. We are on the left. Look for the big lit up "5" on the building.

This week we are featuring 18 artists. The theme is "Shot Through the Heart".

Also we are featuring new photo work by…

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Added by Factory on 5th Art Space on January 29, 2008 at 12:19pm — No Comments

This Friday at the Factory on 5th!

The Factory on 5th Art Space

Presents

Shot through the heart!

The work of 18 Artists…

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Added by Fenton Ayres on January 29, 2008 at 9:26am — No Comments

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