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Madame G guide to the stars WEEK OF JUNE 10 - 16

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Mercury enters Gemini on June 12. Decisions will be made quickly this week, and they’ll be well thought out. This is the time to pick up new projects, gain knowledge, and set a new path for yourself. Madame G suggests turning on the theme from Rocky, “Gonna Fly Now,” and start training for your future.

 

Aries...

Sign Language

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In a crowded field, political candidates stand out on street corners — and practically in your yard — with catchy campaign signs.

And in a city where people get a little hot under the collar when someone steals a campaign sign from a given spot, it’s not always simply theft. Rather, it could be somebody playing silly mind games.

Candidates running for office put up signs all around town — some of the signs survive through the June 7 primary and up until election day in November; some get blown away by the elements; and some are likely knocked down by people with nothing better to do.

Strangely, most candidates running for office this time around chose not to put up signs...

Pesky Alcohol Problem – Part Two

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Part one was printed in the Gallup Sun on Friday May 27, 2016.  Part one talked about being trapped in a “weird time warp” with periodic round table discussions of Key officials, promises being made, the continuing lack of concrete data on the problem and how to solve the problem.  Here is the continuation of that Opinion letter

Personally like a lot of citizens, I am disgusted with the whole issue. I believe these people need to be held accountable for their actions.  Ask any counselor who will give an honest opinion on the matter and they will tell you no counseling program will help a person unless that person “really” wants help.  If they truly want help there are a...

Madame G guide to the stars WEEK OF JUNE 3 – 9, 2016

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Mercury rules the planet Gemini, which has taken center stage this month. Naturally, this is the planet of communication, intellect, and awareness. Take stock of your emotional and physical state. What is the ROI (return on investment) of your emotional and physical self?

 

Aries (March 21-April 19)

Patience is indeed a necessary virtue. You must practice self-control in order to achieve the goals and dreams you have. Action is an admirable quality, but finishing a project is also a worthwhile endeavor. If you truly hate certain elements of a project, learn the art of delegation. Use your charm and communicate your needs with those who can help you.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

If you...

Local weighs in on ‘pesky’ alcohol problem

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Ever feel like you are trapped in a weird “time warp”? After reading several recent articles in the local media regarding the “alcohol” problem in Gallup, I feel like I am re-living April through July 2013.

Back then, Genevieve Jackson, Commission Chairperson, had arranged for a round-table discussion at the County with my help [as County Manager] and several local elected officials. Pretty much the same principals in position and title as those that came to Ben Ray Lujan’s March 4, 2016 pow-wow. And, all the same things were said, more or less, in both roundtables.

Back then [2013] there was a lot of tension between the city and the county over the use of the...

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