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 V.13 No.18 | April 29 - May 5, 2004 

Newscity

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 Salon.com last week entitled, “GOP playa hatas.”

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Councilor Eric Griego had his head shaved by the St. Baldrick's organization to benefit research against children's cancer.
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Council Watch

Agenda Whacking: A Contact Sport

The 800-pound gorillaanother vote on the Paseo del Norte road extensionfailed 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 & Ends

Dateline: GermanyJudges 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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Letters

The readers write.

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Today's Events

NMX Running Dead at Warehouse 508

A "fun as hell" 5K with man-made obstacles and zombies lurking around every corner.

Fall Community Resource Fair at West Mesa High School

Día de los Muertos Altar and Ofrenda Intensive at National Hispanic Cultural Center

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