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Articles from the April 6, 2012 edition

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  • Easter Bunny still creepy to me

    Karl Terry CMI columnist|Apr 6, 2012

    I've got to say I've always been a little creeped out by the Easter Bunny. Santa Claus might be a little scary to little kids but at least his looks make a little bit of sense. A six-foot rabbit makes no sense at all and freaks out more youngsters than not. I remember one Saturday shortly before Easter several years back when a coworker's little boy arrived at the office with an Easter basket full of eggs and tear-stained cheeks. He obviously wasn't having a good day. "What happened, a big kid push Trevor down in the rush for Easter Eggs or...

  • Too quiet on the Westerner front

    Thomas Garcia QC Sun Senior Writer|Apr 6, 2012

    Today at lunch I was trying to answer a question that has repeatedly plagued us all: "What am I going to eat today?" QCS photo: Amanda Smith Thomas Garcia hungers for the past As I drove around Tucumcari trying to answer this question of nourishment, I passed the Westerner Drive-Inn. For those of you who don't know, the Westerner was once a thriving business on Route 66, located in front of the TG&Y or Duckworth ALCO as we know it now. Its current state can be described as condemned, but it wasn't always that way. It once boasted of a red and...