Alibi V.16 No.30 • July 26-Aug 1, 2007 

Newscity

Playing Dirty

Politics, pollution and power heat up public hearing on Desert Rock

Both Australia and Canada have resolved to ban incandescent bulbs in favor of energy-efficient compact fluorescents within the next decade. Meanwhile, environmentalists fear that New Mexico is about to re-enter the dark ages of dirty power.

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Talking Points

Burque vs. The Q

An interview with the leader of the Soy de Burque movement

They're just yellow words on a red T-shirt, plain, all caps. ¡SOY DE BURQUE!, or "I am from Burque." For the members of a cultural resistance movement that made those shirts, names are more than a collection of letters.

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Answer Me This

The news just keeps on coming. Some days you pay attention. Some days you don't. Look here in every Alibi to quiz yourself about what's going on in your community.

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Guest Editorial

Mayoral Makeover

How Marty Chavez is working to reinvent his image

Historically, much has been made of the fact that people under the age of 25 vote at dramatically lower rates than any other segment of the population. Apathy is partly to blame, but I believe the primary reason for a lack of youth involvement in the political process is cynicism. And much of this cynicism stems from watching politicians who manipulate the media to conceal their true policy agendas.

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Ortiz y Pino

The War on Health Care

Why Gov. Richardson needs to switch sides

The Iraq Occupation’s casualties are coming home. And besides the physical and emotional injuries brought back by the troops from their deployment, the nation itself is beginning to realize the extent of the damage wrought by this debacle on our economy and on our citizens’ well-being.

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Odds and Ends

Odds & Ends

DATELINE: NIGERIA—Thanks to a U.S. aid organization handing out free laptops, Nigerian schoolchildren have entered the computer age and are now happily surfing pornographic websites on the Internet. The official News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported last Thursday that one of its reporters had seen pornographic images stored on several of the children’s laptops. “Efforts to promote learning with laptops in a primary school in Abuja have gone awry as the pupils freely browse adult sites with explicit sexual materials,” NAN said. A representative of the One Laptop Per Child aid group was quoted as saying that the computers, part of a pilot program, would now be fitted with filters.

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Letters

During the Monica Lewinsky scandal scientists found evidence of possible microbes on meteor rocks retrieved from Mars. That's right, folks.

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EVENT HORIZON (Wednesday, May 31)

Nothing to See Here

UFOs at UNM: A Skeptical Believer Presents His Research

David Marler talks about how he uses UNMs collections and other resources to research UFO phenomena, including the mass sighting in Farmington in March 1950 and the “Battle of Los Angeles” in 1942.
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EVENT HORIZON (Thursday, Jun 1)

Rock and Roll on Outta Here

Fifth Rockabilly On The Route

Performances from over 27 bands, a classic car and bike show, pin-up contest, a parade, beard and mustache competition, tiki pool party, tattoo contest, swing dance classes, Mr. Man competition and more.
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EVENT HORIZON (Saturday, Jun 3)

Volleyball Tastes Better With Mud

The 23rd Annual Mudd Volleyball Tournament

Recreational volleyball fundraiser tournament for the Carrie Tingley Hospital Foundation. Teams can include up to 12 players.
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EVENT HORIZON (Saturday, Jun 3)

Peace, Y'all

Shampooch: Old Skool Dog Wash

Dogs receive a hand bath with shampoo and conditioner, brushing and towel drying to raise money for Fat Katz foster care program.
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EVENT HORIZON (Saturday, Aug 19)

New Mexico Hempfest

Presentations from industry leaders, as well as exhibitors and vendors showcasing products and services. Vendors are licensed producers, dispensaries, nutrient companies, medical clinics, health and wellness providers and more.
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