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APD bomb squad blew up a "suspicious" package at the westside Il Vicino pizzeria. I have to ask...was it flat...wrapped in aluminum foil...and smelled faintly of capers?

Accused Ponzi perp Doug Vaughan drew something on a piece of paper, handed it to the judge, and said it was worth $3 million. The judge wants time to think about it.

UNM police report that about a dozen books were stolen from a glass case on campus. They were all written by UNM professors. "There appears to be no motive," said an administrator. That can't make either the thieves or the authors too happy.

A building deemed historically and culturally important has been donated to the Albuquerque Community Foundation. The structure, built in 1899, housed the Limmori and Matteucci grocery store at 7th & Tijeras, downtown. The donors were Paul and Patti Marianetti. The property has been owned by the Marianetti family since 1941. Thank you!

Another treasure from the ABQ Craigslist: Rare Dan Quayle V.P. Pen. $22. The handsome Quayle served as Veep during the G.W. Bush administration. He is best known for insisting to a surprised third-grader that "potato" ended with an "e." Btw, Google lists 21,900 web pages for the phrase "Dan Quayle Quotations." Here is one of them: "Republicans understand the importance of bondage between a mother and child."

Man throws walker at police...cops use tazer. Oh...the guy has 27 prior arrests. Jail doesn't seem to be doing him a bit of good.

Nominations to become the centennial poet, storyteller, author and children's author will be accepted by the State Library until June 23. The Duke City Fix has published 66 poems by 48 different New Mexico poets. You might have a favorite. And if you have been reading The Sunday Poem, you know more about poetry in New Mexico than 99% of the population. Really. So think about nominating someone...even yourself. Let's have the people decide this one.

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Comment by Stephanie James on May 13, 2010 at 9:03am
The doug vaughan thing reminded me of this...

Comment by Johnny_Mango on May 13, 2010 at 9:30am
SJ-
Exactly.
Comment by Barelas Babe on May 13, 2010 at 10:02am
What excellent news for the Albuquerque Community Foundation - especially in these times when funding streams are drying up all over the country nationally.

For what it is worth, I've always wondered about the history of that building. I go by it often, and it is nice to learn a little about its history.
Comment by Benny the Icepick on May 13, 2010 at 1:12pm
Stephanie, don't forget to link to the source! "27b/6" is great stuff!
Comment by Benson on May 13, 2010 at 3:02pm
It's an Albuquerque thing Doogie. It seems like we're always 3-5 years behind the coasts when it comes to anything fashionable ;-)

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