• 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.
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.