Alibi V.18 No.18 • April 30-May 6, 2009 
The storage silos at American Cement’s transfer station sit in a North Valley neighborhood.

Newscity

Cement Déjà Vu

Neighbors face increased pollution from a cement transfer station—again

One narrow street and a tall wall is all that separates Perry Key’s North Valley house from a cement transfer station.

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Answer Me This

What is New Mexico doing to prepare for swine flue? What act of animal cruelty was a man charged with? Which public official is heading to Iraq? And big news in Lobo Land.

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Muñecas Muertas skaters form a wall to stop San Diego’s jammer, Bonnie D.Stroir (26).
Eric Williams

Derby Wars

Home at Last

Muñecas Muertas skate their way to victory in season opener

The score was tight. With three minutes of play left, the board read 75-69. The jammers lined up, elbow-to-elbow: Muñecas Muertas' stalwart Kamikaze Kim and the San Diego Wildfires' Ivanna S. Pankin.

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Wildfires and Muñecas players jostle for position at the starting line.

Derby Photo Spread

I See London, I See France

Roller Derby Photo Essay By Eric Williams

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Council Bite

Nonprofits Back Under the Microscope

The city’s Charter Review Task Force tossed a smoldering election issue to city councilors, recommending they deal with this hot potato themselves.

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Pulitzer Prize-winner Angie Drobnic Holan

News Profile

Former Alibi Staffer Wins a Pulitzer

From the party floor to the top of journalism’s heap

When I first met Angie Drobnic she used to sleep off benders atop a dirt- and booze-encrusted carpet in a tiny newsroom on Wellesley.

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Ortiz y Pino

Tempest in a Tea Cup

Willie Sutton, the famous bank robber and antiestablishment hero of the ’30s, was asked why he chose to rob banks. Mr. Sutton was amazed at the question. “Well,” he answered after scratching his head, “because that’s where the money is.”

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Odds and Ends

Odds & Ends

Dateline: England—A woman who was issued an Anti-Social Behaviour Order banning her from engaging in high-decibel lovemaking with her husband was arrested by police for breaking the order—just two days after it was issued.

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Letters

Sigh.

As a person who sells meat for a living and is proud of my job and products, I feel like I need to reply to Mr. Jacobs' call to "[replace] meat and other animal products in our diet with a healthful, eco-friendly spread of vegetables, fresh fruits and whole grains" [Re: Letters, "Meat Is Murder(ing) the Earth," April 23-29].

La Montañita Co-op's Meat Department's beef comes exclusively from River Canyon Ranch. The cows are raised on organic pasture in Northern New Mexico. Their finishing pasture, where they spend the last 70 days of their lives, has organic wheat, soy and corn, as well as plenty of grass. The eco-footprint of the raising of these cattle and slaughter, dry aging and delivery is much less than that of conventional cattle.

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It's Gonna be Lit

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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Sun vs. Moon

Solar Eclipse Party

Storytime and crafts surrounding the solar eclipse.
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Goooood Morning, Albuquerque

North Valley Coalition Mayoral Forum

A mayoral forum to focus on both Valley issues and citywide issues. Moderated by Weekly Alibi news editor, August March.
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Elizabeth Leggett

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Back to the Future

Bubonicon 49

Over 50 authors, artists, filmmakers and more celebrate all genres under the theme of time travelling. Convention proceeds benefit UNMU's library and the Roadrunner Food Bank.
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All Too Short a Date

Westside Summerfest

Savor delicious food from food trucks, shop from local artisans and grab a drink from the microbrew garden. Legendary artist Chubby Checker performs live.
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