Alibi V.17 No.38 • Sept 18-24, 2008 
Water from the San Juan River is diverted the the Rio Chama (making it San Juan-Chama water) and then to the Rio Grande, traveling nearly 200 miles before it reaches Albuquerque.

Newscity

Down River

Albuquerque's water supply is about to change

Turn on a faucet. Any faucet. If the faucet you've chosen is in Albuquerque, the water that surges out of your hose, into your kitchen sink, onto your head or down your toilet is older than Christianity. Older than the Roman Empire. At least as old as the end of the last Ice Age. This 10,000-year-old water is pumped from beneath your feet and forced to the earth's surface from a fractured network of vessels that make up the city's aquifer.

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Answer Me This

How long is the world's longest chile ristra? After a scuffle with a news cameraman, what happened to one APD officer? Who is Bill Richardson talking about but not endorsing for governor in 2010? Where's the armor on a Typothorax?

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Wendy Trujillo poses with one of the prized pooches at her “Fish Till You Win” booth at the New Mexico State Fair.
Simon McCormack

Worker Files

On the Midway

Some carnies are surly, but others are just trying to make a living

The assignment was simple: Interview someone operating a game booth or running a ride at the State Fair.

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Thin Line

A Fight McCain Can’t Win

Sen. John McCain’s presidential campaign prodded a drowsy, sharp-tongued beast.

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Ortiz y Pino

Keep it Superficial, Stupid

The presidential and vice presidential debates that will take place in the next few weeks hold enormous potential dangers for the Democrats. They are almost in a perilous no-win situation.

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Odds and Ends

Odds & Ends

Dateline: Congo—A herd of “wrongfully imprisoned” goats have been freed from jail thanks to the intervention of a Congolese minister. According to the U.K.’s Telegraph newspaper, Deputy Justice Minister Claude Nyamugabo spotted the herd of goats crammed into a cell during a routine prison visit. The animals were apparently charged with being sold illegally by the roadside. The goats were scheduled to appear in court, alongside their owner, in the capital city of Kinshasa. Nyamugabo said the mistake had arisen because police officers had gaps in their knowledge of the law and would be sent for retraining.

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Letters

Is Sarah Palin under attack or is she just setting the tone for the end of these elections? According to Jim Scarantino's article [Re: The Real Side, "Palin Drone," Sept. 11-17], she is a damsel in distress. Yes, sexism exists; I've felt it as well as prejudice growing up a Hispanic female.

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Quit Your WINEing!

Albuquerque Wine Festival

Enjoy the award-winning musicians, dine on delicious local cuisine, enjoy free painting classes and shop from over 50 local artisans.
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Sex Ed, But Not Terrible

Sex Ed Game Show and Carnival

A game show with consented audience participation on everyone's favorite subject as well as prizes, a spanking booth and more.
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Art Created by Valerie Serna

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Gettin' the Wrigglies

Vermicomposting: Worm Farms for Fun and Profit

Jeremy Bridge addresses everything needed to know about compost worms, from how to select and establish a bin, to harvesting compost and troubleshooting common problems.
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Ready to Cross the Fine Line

8th Annual ABQ Blues and Brews

The kickoff celebration for ABQ Beer Week boasts over 80 breweries, unlimited sampling and five fantastic blues bands.
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Butterfly Education and Awareness Day

Learn how to bring these winged beauties to the yard and help bring back the Monarchs in greater numbers.
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Corrales Garden Tour

A self-guided tour of six private gardens newly landscaped, rejuvenated and mature gardens from the Bosque to the sandhills.
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Edible and Medicinal Plant Hike

An instructional hike led by Dara Saville of Albuquerque Herbalism. Registration required.
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Pint Size Polkas

Mike Schneider brings the happiest music on earth together with magic and comedy, promising tons of fun for the whole family.
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Scribbling Machine

Make a motorized contraption that bounces, spins, bumps and moves to leave a mark to trace its path. For ages 13 to 17. Registration required.
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