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Proactive Education For N M

The Senate has the cigarette tax allocation right. Being proactive with early childhood and pre-kindergarten programs is akin to practicing preventive medicine. Not everyone, including many healthcare providers are on board with this idea, but it makes sense to do everything possible to prevent sickness and disease rather than pay for costly remedies that may not be effective.

By focusing of early childhood development, beginning at conception, kids start out right and are less… Continue

Added by Eloise Gift on March 4, 2010 at 2:13pm — No Comments

Thinking Inside the Box: APS and Cell Phone Policies

Yesterday Adelita sent me a link to this APS cell phone survey. I was thrilled to see that APS is re-evaluating its district-wide cell phone policy.

Although I can be a stick in the mud about many things (just ask my kids), I’ve never been… Continue

Added by Barelas Babe on March 4, 2010 at 9:00am — 16 Comments

Morning Fix - Post-Karaoke Edition

  • Here's a nice current synopsis of the White's Peak land swap situation, courtesy of Peter St. Cyr.
  • Ro goes for 19 in his Pit farewell. Lobos are…

Added by Masshole in Fringecrest on March 4, 2010 at 5:30am — 1 Comment


The UNM Men's Basketball Team Win 14 Straight games to earn outright the #1 spot in the Mountain West Conference with a win over TCU ( 73-66 )


Governor Bill Richardson declares today ROman Martinez Day in our Land of Enchantment and RO played a heck of a game, his last in THE PIT. The Lobos lose only 3 games all season. They will lose only one senior after… Continue

Added by Jeff Hartzer on March 3, 2010 at 8:30pm — 4 Comments

Bad News Travels Deep

Bad news is hard to break, no matter what it is. It’s particularly difficult to break bad news that goes against the purpose of your enterprise.

This week, we at Popejoy Hall have had to tell patrons who had already bought tickets that Forever Tango was not coming, that the company had canceled the tour. Obviously we could do nothing but send notices to patrons and call as many as possible to forewarn them.

That’s when we heard the stories.

One man from Las… Continue

Added by Terry S. Davis on March 3, 2010 at 3:57pm — No Comments

Stabs A Woman, Then Walks?

Is anyone else angry about the verdict in the so-called "Starbucks Slaying?" The one where the guy admitted he tracked down and stabbed his ex-girlfriend in public at ABQ Uptown, in front of witnesses, because she dared to throw a cup of hot tea at him when he confronted her? You can read more about it here, if you have a subscription to the Journal.

He was aquitted of second degree murder… Continue

Added by Tracy Dingmann on March 3, 2010 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

Garden Nemeses... "Sprinter" in Albuquerque

We bought our humble Fringecrest estate in March of 1998. The pros were that it was built in the 50's and the backyard was the largest one we had seen in our house hunting tour of a dozen properties. Additionally, there was a fireplace, a garage, it was on a cul-de-sac, and there was an extra 1/2 bath. The cons were that it was close to San Mateo, had really bad… Continue

Added by Masshole in Fringecrest on March 3, 2010 at 9:30am — 6 Comments

Morning Fix - Crossed Signals


Added by Masshole in Fringecrest on March 3, 2010 at 5:30am — 6 Comments

The Continuing Saga of Chelsea, Mary and Burque...

If you can excuse Chelsea Handler's smarmy over-smile... this is actually really cool. Thoughts?

This was the opening monologue on her show last night on E!, which airs locally at… Continue

Added by Masshole in Fringecrest on March 2, 2010 at 10:00am — 13 Comments

Imagine: T-Birds Join Scorpions at Downtown ABQ Arena

News that the NBA D-level Thunderbirds are moving to Rio Rancho highlights again the negative economic impact of not having a downtown arena. Hockey fans lost the Scorpions who couldn't make it work at Tingley or Rio Rancho. Imagine crowded downtown Albuquerque restaurants and bars on T-Bird and Scorpion game nights. Imagine many fans taking Rail Runner from as far as Belen and Santa Fe. Image if this image of a proposed downtown Albuquerque… Continue

Added by ABQDWELL on March 2, 2010 at 8:08am — 2 Comments

Circumference of the main UNM campus

Does anyone known the circumference of the Main Campus of UNM? I suspect about two miles but I'd like to know the exact circumference.

Added by Majella Larivee Marchand on March 1, 2010 at 8:10pm — 2 Comments

Legislature Shifting Money Away From Schools

During the 2010 Regular session of the NM Legislature, three separate bills were introduced (SB208, SB255, and HB268), all of which attempted to take money assigned to public schools away and reassign it to the general fund. The net effect of each of these bills is a diversion of approximately $100M per year away from our schools. While SB208 and SB255 did not reach a floor vote, HB268 passed the House just prior to the session ending.

We need to let our… Continue

Added by Mark on March 1, 2010 at 9:30am — 7 Comments

Morning Fix: Lobo Nation


Added by Adelita on March 1, 2010 at 7:00am — 10 Comments

Won't You Be My (University Heights) Neighbor?

I haven't really gotten too involved in local politics here-- with the exception of doing my civic duty and voting (I realize it's not really the voting season, but just in case here's info on where to register).

Anyway, last month I attended the annual meeting for… Continue

Added by JeSais on February 28, 2010 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

The Sunday Poem: Greta Pullen... Two Poems About Eva Luna

"Eva was my Australian Shepherd, who had a big vocabulary in English and Spanish and invented jobs for herself in the absence of sheep."

A poet and novelist, Greta Pullen moved here from the San Francisco Bay area. She is senior librarian at the National Hispanic Cultural Center. Ms. Pullen has given several local readings, including being one of the poets featured in the Maisha Baton tribute one week… Continue

Added by The DitchRider on February 28, 2010 at 7:53am — 3 Comments

Saturday Morning Rendezvous With: The Athlete's Plate

From The Two Whos:

As athletes, we juggle the priorities of family, lifestyle work and training and never seem to have enough time!

Chef and endurance athlete Adam Kelinson has written a book/cookbook that helps to take the mysetery out of cooking simple and quick whole meals that will help us eat right to increase performance. In his book, he jokes

about talking to athletes about what they eat.… Continue

Added by yun li on February 27, 2010 at 5:00am — No Comments

Saturday night special

like laundry Monday... first separate into piles. not poetry Sunday though so put a lid on excess alliteration. specific purpose blogs i can suss out. the random selection gets confusing. every site you can join or register for seems to have its own blog section. i probably belong to blogs i've completely lost track, like this one most of the time. expending too much time and energy on them takes away from the others. so which ones to weed out from the overgrown blog garden? can't be sure… Continue

Added by Vanessa Vaile on February 26, 2010 at 10:13pm — 1 Comment

Morning Fix: Ménage à trois

  • Students and staff hope to help make UNM safer at night.
  • Sometimes things just get worse before they get better.
  • The Daily Lobo's sex advice: Sorry, I'm still speechless about the whole…

Added by Adelita on February 26, 2010 at 5:53am — 4 Comments

A Dime for your Stories

Duke City DimeStories Open Mic premiered this past February 18... We had over 20 people attend our launch party (which long time locals tell me is "pretty good for Albuquerque").

We had funny, we had drama, we had poignant, and most of all we had a group of terrific writers reading great short stories.

DimeStories, huh?

In case you haven't been to a DimeStories Live Event in San Diego, LA, Orange County Calif. or New… Continue

Added by JeSais on February 25, 2010 at 1:16pm — 5 Comments

A tale of two bills: some bright spots from the legislative session

Like most legislators, I am not proud of the fact that we were unable to finalize the budget during the 30-day session. Our budget is top priority and I am confident that we will be able to balance it during the upcoming special session.

However, the 30-day session was not a complete loss. There were some important issues that I am grateful we did address. Our state faces an urgent need for restructure in the areas of “double dipping,” investment funds, education, domestic violence,… Continue

Added by Tim Keller on February 25, 2010 at 9:36am — 1 Comment

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