Alibi V.16 No.36 • Sept 6-12, 2007 
From left to right, Jennie Martinez, Bernardo Martinez and Mai Quintana tend to a garden in the Corps greenhouse.

Answer Me This

Can you buy the governor's love? Will Albuquerque lose its afternoon paper? Who's taking over the animal shelters? Will our gas bills go up?

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News Bites

Water Use is Up

Heat and little rainfall made this summer tough on Albuquerque residents. As temperatures drop and August draws to a close, fall can finally be seen creeping over the Sandias. We survived the summer of 2007--not because of our love for unbearable heat, but due to an effective yet short-sighted technique: upping our water usage.

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Ortiz y Pino

General Petraeus' Anticlimax

Well, it's September already. Soon we’ll have General David Petraeus’ report on progress in Iraq to endlessly analyze, microscopically dissect and carefully parse for hidden messages.

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From left to right, Jennie Martinez, Bernardo Martinez and Mai Quintana tend to a garden in the Corps greenhouse.
Jim Scarantino

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Kids Feeding Kids

Rebuilding Chimayo

“This was a dark, evil place when we started,” Suellen Strale says. Her SUV shudders across a crude wooden bridge spanning the Rio Santa Cruz outside Chimayo. “One of the first things we did, obviously, was fix this bridge.”

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Eric J. Garcia

Odds & Ends

Dateline: England—It seems a 3-year-old Essex boy needs some remedial potty training lessons. Firefighters in the southeastern English town of Laindon were called in after the confused tyke got his head stuck in his toilet training seat. Firefighters used a hacksaw to remove the plastic toilet seat. “We were glad to be of service,” an Essex Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson told BBC News. “Youngsters do this sort of thing from time to time.” The mother was reportedly very worried, but the child was unhurt by the incident.

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Letters

[RE: Commentary, “The Pave It or Save It Election?” Aug. 30-Sept. 5] How is it Laura Sanchez can come off sounding sexist when writing about upcoming City Council races? If I hadn’t read “Four women who never previously ran for office are seeking Council seats,” I wouldn’t have believed it.

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Soylent Cheese is People

The Real World of Synthetic Biology

Christina Agapakis, Harvard-trained creative director at Gingko Bioworks, discusses the journey to create engineered living cells and how synthetic biology is likely to shape the future. Pre-registration required.
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Seas the Day

Pirate Adventure Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch in Corrales

Enjoy 2.6 miles of trail through a corn maze, pumpkin patch picking, petting zoo, picnic area and barrel train rides. Keep a look out for the pirates.
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A Consensual Cuddle Puddle

The Cuddle Revolution

This is a completely platonic experience for adults only. Please arrive on time. Use a series of exercises to practice consensual and safe touch, as well as authentic connection.
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The Floor is Lava

Fort Building

Learn the basics of fort building from expert educators. Whether building a fairy house or a survival structure, this workshop guides through each step.
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