Alibi V.16 No.41 • Oct 11-17, 2007 

Profile

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

New event raises awareness through discomfort

New Mexico men working to end sexual violence have never looked so hot.

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Asshat of the Week

"The Great Firewall"
—On Friday, Oct. 5, China enacted a blanket ban on RSS feeds into the country, after curbing access to "Real Simple Syndication" since August. RSS works by gathering and processing news from a large variety of online sources. China has been censoring communication flows for years, but RSS feeds made censorship difficult since they are updated so quickly. (CC)

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Answer Me This

How will New Mexico students get their degrees faster and easier? What should you look out for on your lunch break? Why shouldn't you breathe the air in El Paso? And the state's lyrical new area code.

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Thin Line

Friends of the Tribune

How does someone sell a business that's losing money without the one asset that makes it valuable? That's what the good people at Scripps Howard are asking themselves, or not asking themselves, about the Albuquerque Tribune. The Joint Operating Agreement (JOA) between the Trib and the Journal allows the Trib to use the Journal's press, share its building and live off part of the Journal's ad revenue. Without it, the Trib is but a name—and a hardworking, talented staff of about 45 full-time employees.

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The Real Side

A Cyclist Died Here

Remembering the fallen

Old Route 66 through Tijeras Canyon runs straight at mile marker 5. There are plenty of inherently dangerous places to ride a bicycle around Albuquerque. This isn’t one of them.

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Commentary

Panda-er-ing

Albuquerque's economic future could be determined by the cutest of animals

Humans have a proclivity toward fawning over cute things. Some scientists hypothesize that our attraction to facial features typical of babies--large eyes, round body, etc.--is an evolved trait crucial to the survival of our helpless spawn. For the same reasons, whether this is innate or a product of socialization, humans love cute animals. And the giant panda, or Ailuropoda melanoleuca, may be the cutest of all.

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Council Bite

Zippity Do Da

As often happens on election eve, city councilors zipped through a few bills on Oct. 1 and cleared the chambers in less than an hour. Most legislation was rescheduled for Oct. 15.

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Odds & Ends

Dateline: England—Police in Long Eaton, Derbyshire, say a life-sized cardboard cutout of a police officer intended to deter crime has had the opposite effect--the item was stolen last week. Police say the cardboard cutout replica of Police Constable Bob Malloy was intended to deter shoplifters at the local co-op store. Thefts have fallen from 36 per month to just one since PC Malloy’s 2-D doppelganger was introduced two years ago. Unfortunately, a cheeky thief walked out with the cardboard crimestopper. The theft was captured on closed-circuit television, and local officials are confident they will make an arrest. The fake police officer cost nearly $200 to produce.

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Letters

It's interesting to see how politicians work. I saw a perfect example of how sneaky they can be when I caught a rerun of Mayor Chavez' press conference on the local government access channel.

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The KiMo Account

The Counter Narrative: 90 Years

A panel of experts talk about the cultural vision that launched a fascinating history of the KiMo Theatre.
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The Long Con

UFOs: Physical Extraterrestrial or Paraphysical Interdimensional

A discussion on how personal, physical observations vary in time and materialization.
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Get Ready to Pet All the Puppers

Woofstock Pet Expo and Adoption Festival

Featuring an agility course, vaccine and microchip clinic, nail trimming, pet care info booths, raffles and more.
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Space Junk

Pieces of Other Worlds: Samples from Across the Solar System

Former Astromaterials Curator and Manager of the Astromaterials Acquisition and Curation Office at NASA Dr. Carlton Allen discusses scientific research of the formation and evolution of our solar system.
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