Alibi V.16 No.40 • Oct 4-10, 2007 
Anneke Blair stands between Menace fans Michelle Davidson (left) and Abbey Adams. The Menace is a player-run team that wants to pick up where the Burn left off.

Newscity

That Burning Feeling

It's anger, disappointment and, somehow, desire—our women's football team folds and another, the Menace, forms from the debris

Christie Moses lost a lot of money when her business venture folded. "I'm in debt as far as I can get," she says.

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Thin Line

The End of an Era?

The days of hazardous radio consolidation could be coming to a close.

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Asshat of the Week

"Weekly, monthly—which is it?"
—From a Santa Fe Reporter news column titled "Winners and Losers."

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Answer Me This

What are the mayor's cronies up to now? What kind of sentence do you get for a count of extortion? These personality traits make you a ... Plus, one man's stand against the smoking ban.

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Keegan King, co-director of the League of Young Voters NM.
Tina Larkin

Talking Points

Young Hellions ... Er ... Voters

This league’s cruising through your neighborhood on a yellow school bus

With the municipal elections over and the presidential election approaching, the League of Young Voters is working harder than ever to get young people to the polls. In the last federal election, according to the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement, less than half of New Mexicans ages 18 to 29 voted.

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Ortiz y Pino

Operation Stonegarden is a Disaster

Recent events in southern New Mexico connected to the Bush Administration’s peculiarly-named “Operation Stonegarden” cry out for much closer analysis in the press than they have been given so far. They are the tip of a very ugly iceberg that ought to be demolished before it causes an even bigger disaster.

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Odds & Ends

Dateline: Nepal--Mountaineering authorities in Kathmandu are calling for a ban on nudity and attempts to set obscene records on the world’s highest mountain. Last year, a Nepali climber claimed the world’s highest display of nudity when he disrobed for several minutes atop Mount Everest’s 29,028-foot summit. “There should be strict regulations to discourage such attempts by climbers,” Ang Tshering, president of the Nepal Mountaineering Association, said last Wednesday. Mount Everest has always attracted record-setters, including the oldest climber (71-years-old), the youngest climber (15-years-old), the first climber with one foot and the first blind climber. In 2005, a Nepali couple became the first to be married atop Everest. Authorities hope their proposed regulations will discourage nudist climbers and those attempting to join the 5 1/2-mile club--although the mountain’s subzero temperatures would seem to discourage such activities already.

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Letters

[Re: Toons, “El Machete,” Sept. 20-26] Eric Garcia is right on point when he points out Bush's latest deception. Staying the course in this war is like driving in the wrong direction on the wrong road and expecting to arrive at your planned destination. Meanwhile, violence is rising in Iraq, both for our troops and for innocent Iraqis. We need to end this war and bring our troops home. When will we learn to use diplomacy instead of bombs to settle our differences? It saddens me to see another unnecessary war being fought in my name.

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For Young Pioneers

Peter and The Wolf

Musicians and alumni from the UNM's music department and local artists narrate the popular children’s tale. Sarita Sol González opens the show with original performance poetry.
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Measure Up

LEAP Into Science: Measure up

Kids learn what people used to measure before tape measures and explore non-standard measurement.
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