The Pit gets ready to host NCAA tournaments
Posted at: 03/12/2012 9:28 PM
March Madness comes to Albuquerque, New Mexico. That's great news and should be a boon to the local economy.
GREAT! But what's this? The "PIT" BTW is the University of New Mexico basketball arena.
"Crews at The Pit are working around the clock to prepare for the NCAA tournament games coming to Albuquerque this week.
Preparations began two months ago.
Transformations mandated by the NCAA include removing all traces of the University of New Mexico Lobos for national TV purposes."
Rules are rules but this is BS. Where's the logic of blocking out where the games are played? Isn't PR good for everyone? National and International publicity is a good thing.
Albuquerque burrito bandits arrested over the weekend
Posted at: 02/05/2012 11:08 PM By: Shaun Griswold, KOB.com
Two men spent their Super Bowl weekend in jail because of a dispute over a stolen burrito.
The Albuquerque Police Department said Anthony Sanders and Louis Vasquez reportedly approached a man on Zuni Road in Albuquerque and asked to have a bite of his burrito.
The man agreed.
The two suspects then grabbed the burrito and walked away.
The burrito’s rightful owner walked up to the men and said he wanted his burrito back.
That’s when police said Sanders and Vasquez attacked the man.
According to the criminal complaint, Sanders pistol-whipped the burrito owner.
Sanders and Vasquez are charged with aggravated robbery.
Thinking of you and thought you'd like to know this. Moral of the story: If you share your burrito with a bandit, he's gonna want the whole thing.
Woman who took pumpkin found guilty of shoplifting
Posted at: 02/21/2012 12:11 PM | Updated at: 02/21/2012 12:14 PM
A college student who took a pumpkin from McCall’s Pumpkin Patch in Moriarty was found guilty Tuesday of shoplifting.
Lauren Medina will have to serve 40 hours of community service and will have to pay court costs.
The judge deferred her sentence – meaning that if she successfully carries out that sentence, her conviction will be wiped from her record.
Medina, a 22-year-old college student, told us she grabbed a tiny pumpkin from a display at McCall's Pumpkin Patch in Moriarty after attending the haunted house in October.
Medina told us she didn't know the pumpkin was for sale and said she offered to pay for after she found out.
The Torrance County Sheriff's Office said it is pursuing the case because a law was broken and if it is not enforced, more people will break them.
McCall's Pumpkin Patch owner Kevin McCall told us he felt "violated" by the theft.
Stay with KOB Eyewitness News 4 for more on this story.
Taking a little pumpkin is not violating anyone. Now, if it was a big, prize-winning pumpkin--that would qualify as theft.
Drumming up court costs is a shady way to make a living...even the infamous Judge Roy Bean who was considered the Law West of the Pecos, would look down on such pity interpretation of the law...West of the Pecos.
1825 Mason County, Kentucky, USA
March 16, 1903 (aged 77–78) Langtry, Val Verde County, Texas
Law West of the Pecos
Justice of the Peace; Saloonkeeper
Gay Santa Fe hair stylist refuses to cut Gov. Martinez' hair
Posted at: 02/21/2012 7:20 PM | Updated at: 02/22/2012 3:04 PM By: Stuart Dyson, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Governor Susana Martinez has lost a hair stylist thanks to her position against gay marriage.
Antonio Darden, a popular stylist who runs Antonio's Hair Studio in Santa Fe, said he cut Martinez' hair three times, but that's it - unless she changes her mind about gay marriage.
"The governor's aides called not too long ago, wanting another appointment to come in," Darden said. "Because of her stances and her views on this I told her aides no. They called the next day, asking if I'd changed my mind about taking the governor in and I said no again."
The governor has said she believes marriage should be between a man and a woman, and that does not cut it with Darden.
"I think it's just equality, dignity for everyone," the popular hair stylist said. "I think everybody should be allowed the right to be together. My partner and I have been together for 15 years."
Darden said gay couples do not have the same rights that married couples have, and he is determined to fight that, even if it means losing an important customer.
Ironically, the governor has been taking heat from the religious right and from one prominent big-church fundamentalist preacher in particular, for appointing an openly gay man to a position on the state Public Regulation Commission.