Thursday, July 06, 2017
Bantam punches above its weight
The Bantam RF, produced between 1953 and 1957, was second only to the Bantam Special in features and design. Some simpler 828 models stayed in production in the UK until 1963. Kodak, however, continued to market 828 film for two more decades. That is a level of customer support and continuity which we are not likely to see again.
Negotiating Central Ave., Albuquerque's main East-West corridor, has become quite a challenge due to solid walls of traffic barriers required by the construction of a new rapid transit system. The year-long project was initiated by Mayor Berry without consulting the electorate. It could turn out to be a good thing for the city in the long run, of course, but appreciation of the Mayor's legacy may be delegated to some future generation. Meanwhile, the Chamber of Commerce has being doing what it can to be supportive, presenting the Mayor recently with a Public Safety award -- this in a City with soaring rate of drug addiction and crime, and the Number One rating in the country for auto theft. The citizens are only mildly amused.