What's going on, Albuquerque?
Yes, thank you Krista.
Not an easy job day after day...Dee
Boy, those budget cut stories are interesting. I'm just waiting for APS to start adopting the naming trends of Stadiums: "Yeah, I graduated from Geico Insurance High School."
And the NMSO owes UNM $240k? At $1,000 a week, that'll take nearly five years to pay off, and who knows whether that carries any interest or if UNM continues to lend to them. UNM's decision, however, to cut $100k from athletics might be their best - it's not like the football team could get any worse!
Great week, Fixy Lady!
hoarding is a compulsive behavior and extreme cases are often a sign of mental illness. according to the article, the city's been trying to deal with this particular property and individual for a couple of years. I wonder if there were any efforts to get social services involved? if the guy has simply moved and hasn't had any help (or at least the offer of help) to deal with what may be a mental health issue, it seems likely they'll have to deal with another residence full of junk in the future.
on another note, bah! to pay raises for administrators, all around.
Well, here's an interesting piece o'information for you all about Popejoy Hall. When it was originally built, the idea was to kind of have a community concert hall/theatre--therefore it was home to NMSO and ACLOA (the precursor, sort of, to Music Theatre SW, or whatever they are calling themselves) and Albq. Children's Theatre. The staff were students on work study, who learned professional theatre in a way they'd never learn at UNM Theatre's Dept. (sorry UNM Theatre Dept. but you know it's true). NMSO always ran a debt at Popejoy, but it was just one of those things management carried, realizing that it was invaluable to provide a home for a symphony orchestra. NMSO even did the music for a promotional film about PJH!
Is that right or wrong? I don't know...but I can say it was nice to grow up in a small city that had a fantastic concert hall and a local symphony orchestra which wouldn't have made it without UNM's help in letting that debt ride year after year...
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OBTS, that's really interesting. The loss of the southside golf course and the cut to athletics (this is seriously the first time that has ever even been considered) is welcomed to me, but the loss of Popejoy is not. :(
Hettie, I assume that social services have been involved b/c the house has been cleaned up several times and it sounds like the city tried to work with this man over the course of several years. but, who knows?
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