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 V.13 No.18 | April 29 - May 5, 2004 


Your Home for Nuclear Waste

Government documents reveal "yard holes" filled with radioactive refuse at Sandia Labs

Citizen Action, a local government watchdog group, has for years endured courtroom battles and crawled over roadblocks in its search for proof that Sandia National Laboratories is in fact endangering the state's soil and groundwater supply with its controversial Mixed Waste Landfill.

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Thin Line

Talk about a powerful resistance to shame ... Folks, here's further proof that America is becoming a parody of itself. The Republican National Committee parked an 18-wheeler, named Reggie the Rig, in front of MTV's Times Square office last month in an attempt to win over the youth vote. Once it was safely parked, Reggie "morphed into a soundstage and pumped out hip-hop hits," according to a mind-numbing report appearing on last week entitled, “GOP playa hatas.”

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Council Watch

Agenda Whacking: A Contact Sport

The 800-pound gorilla—another vote on the Paseo del Norte road extension—failed to materialize at the April 19 council meeting. Putting the bill on the evening's agenda would have required a 6-3 majority, and Council President Michael Cadigan did not attempt it.

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Ortiz y Pino

Raising the Pie Higher

Marty, remarkably, wants to be re-elected

There was a time a few months back when I seriously doubted that Mayor Martin Chavez would run for re-election. At the time he looked, for all the world, like the latest in our long procession of single-term city leaders left as road kill on the municipal median.

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Odds and Ends

Odds & Ends

Dateline: Germany—Judges in the Bonn regional court rejected a woman's claim that candy-making conglomerate Haribo failed to warn her about the dangers of consuming mass quantities of licorice. Margit Kieske, 48, ate a full pound of licorice every day for four months and said it gave her heart problems. The Berlin woman was seeking $7,200 in damages. For flavor, licorice contains glyycyrrhizin, a powerful compound derived from licorice root. Any product containing more than 0.2 percent of glycyrrhizin must be labeled accordingly. The Haribo licorice contained less than that amount. Therefore, presiding Judge Paul-Hermann Wagner determined that there was no error in labeling the product. The licorice-addicted Kieske's claim was rejected.

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I'm writing with regards to your Best of Burque results for 2004 (April 8-14). For the Best Westside Bar, I'm wondering why Elliott's didn't even get in the top three? They have been No. 1 for years. Slate Street came in at second place ... they are not even Albuquerque! It's Rio Rancho! I just can't believe a place like Our Place II could win and a bar outside the Burque area can round out the top spots.

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EVENT HORIZON (Friday, Oct 28)

Get Learnt


Influential women share their expertise on topics ranging from gender parody to finding long term solutions to climate change.
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EVENT HORIZON (Friday, Oct 28)

A Grin that Glows

Jack-O'-Lantern Fest

Enjoy food, live music, a stage show, familiar princesses, face painters, s'mores, balloon artists and more.
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EVENT HORIZON (Saturday, Oct 29)

Mars in a Handbasket

Generation Beyond: Mars Experience Bus

Kids experience travelling to Mars in a virtual reality bus, taking a tour along the surface of the Red Planet.
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EVENT HORIZON (Saturday, Oct 29)

Trick or Treat for the World

UNICEF Costume Party and Fundraiser

Trick-or-treat in costume, enjoy snacks, cider, costume parades and Halloween fun while raising money for refugee children across the world.
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Today's Events

Baile Cuban Salsa Casino del Rueda Dance Classes at National Hispanic Cultural Center

Beginning and intermediate dancers learn footwork, partner skills and choreography. No experience necessary.

Zumba Toning at Sabrina's Z CREW Fitness

Life and Times on NM Route 66 at UNM Zimmerman Library

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