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The Line: UNM Athletics Back in the News

1308 Line UNM Club Sports

August 23, 2019 – Two interesting announcements about New Mexico’s flagship university came in the news this week. A grand jury indicted former UNM Athletic Director Paul Krebs on seven felony counts in connection with a 2015 golf trip to Scotland, paid for in part with public money. And an article in the Daily Lobo announced the return of men’s soccer and men’s and women’s ski teams to UNM – but only as club sports. Gene Grant and The Line opinion panel tackle both issues concerning athletics at UNM.

Line Panelists:
Adrian Carver, executive director, Equality New Mexico
Dede Feldman, former state senator
Dan Foley, former state representative
H. Diane Snyder, former state senator

For Further Reading:

Men’s soccer and other clubs receive UNM fundingDaily Lobo

Former UNM Athletic Director Paul Krebs indictedAlbuquerque Journal

 

The Line: Grand Juries Vs. Preliminary Hearings

1248 Line Grand juries

May 31, 2019 – A recent decision regarding how felony court cases begin in and around Albuquerque has ignited a heated standoff, with defense attorneys, judges, District Attorney Raúl Torrez and Mayor Tim Keller weighing in. The Court wants to continue reducing grand jury availability and replacing that charging structure with preliminary hearings, which it says is more effective. Torrez and Keller disagree, saying preliminary hearings take up too much time and resources. Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists debate the issue. 

Line Panelists:
Merritt Allen, owner and executive director, Vox Optima LLC
Jeffrey Candelaria, Konnection Now & host on KKOB
Stephanie Maez, executive director, ProgressNow New Mexico
Cathryn McGill, founder/director, NM Black History Organizing Committee

For Further Reading:

Defense attorneys commend plan to reduce grand juries – by Katy Barnitz, Albuquerque Journal

Letter to New Mexico Supreme Court – from judges Stan Whitaker and Charles W. Brown

DA Torrez Playing With Fire Taking On The Courts – by blogger Pete Dinelli