• I find it interesting that his family knows his side of the story, but not where the UNMH shooting suspect is... KOB found it so enthralling, they wrote the story twice!
  • UNM and APS both wrangle with budget shortcomings. APS makes a deal with Clear Channel, while UNM looks to eliminate attractions.
  • The PIT causes UNM even more problems.
  • Horder's in Albuquerque, except not the show.
  • Revolutions coming to Albuquerque!
  • Looking for events to attend this weekend? The alibi's got your back!

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Comment by Adelita on January 7, 2011 at 6:25am
Thanks for a great week of Morning Fix Krista!
Comment by Dee Cohen on January 7, 2011 at 7:09am

Yes, thank you Krista.

Not an easy job day after day...Dee

Comment by Benny the Icepick on January 7, 2011 at 7:38am

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!

Comment by cathyray on January 7, 2011 at 7:58am
so glad today is Friday! good week Krista!
Comment by Hunter on January 7, 2011 at 9:13am
Great Journal editorial this morning about UNM slashing Merit Scholarships while inflating administrative salaries at the UNM foundation to over $1 million per year.  And why is that $40,000 per year going to the APS foundation and not into the school operating budget.  Does the Foundation own the land?  But you gotta love APS.  Two $100,000 plus executives get pay raises of  $2300 and  $4118 for "added responsibity".  But teachers still have to buy their own classroom supplies?  How about having those executives buy their own supplies?
Comment by Dan Ehrig on January 7, 2011 at 11:30am
Kind of curious what part of the city that hoarder moved to.  I assume his new neighbors will be petitioning the city within a year or so.
Comment by hettie on January 7, 2011 at 1:28pm

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.

Comment by hettie on January 7, 2011 at 1:28pm
also, nice fixin' this week, krista!
Comment by once banned twice shy on January 7, 2011 at 3:45pm

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...

Comment by Krista on January 8, 2011 at 8:54am

Thanks everyone!  I really enjoy doing the fix!  :)

 

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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