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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Like They Do in Havana—Ooh Na Na

¡Baile!: Rueda de Casino (Cuban Salsa) Dance Classes

Instructors Evelyn Mora and Norma Quiñones offer a chance for families and friends to learn the history, culture and basic movements for salsa, bachata, merengue and more.
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Hearing is Believing

The Science of Sound

Learn about the science of recorded sounds. Record a voice straight to vinyl with a restored record cutter and make a record player from paper and a cactus needle. For ages 13 to 17.
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The Movement of Revolution

Ghanaian Dance Classes

Learn traditional Ghanaian dance from a master of the genre.
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Courtesy of El Vado ABQ

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New Kicks on 66

El Vado ABQ Grand Re-Opening

Drive down Route 66 and you're bound to see the countless historic motels that have gone by the wayside in one way or another. El Vado Motor Court Motel refused to be one of them, and holy shit have they had a comeuppance. Originally opening their doors in 1937, shifting through several owners and narrowly avoiding demolition, the city of Albuquerque stepped in knowing there was an opportunity for something unique. Come by their grand re-opening on Friday, July 20 from 6 to 10pm of the historic motel with the opening ceremony beginning at 8:30pm. The new spaces are apartments, guest rooms, event space, shops and restaurant pods. The small restaurant spaces are offered to up-and-coming restauranteurs to get their footing in the industry. No shortage of beer, food, giveaways, room tours, shopping, live music and more, this space is a new beginning and much needed rehab for the city. El Vado promises to “STAY UNIQUE.”   
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Photo by Jim Gale

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Time for Summerfest!

Route 66 Summerfest

See headliner Irma Thomas as well as The Memphis P.Tails, Max Gomez, Silver String Band and more as well as a kids' zone, brews and plenty of vendors.
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Roller Derby Saves the Day

Albuquerque Roller Derby Mashup Game

Watch the The Unicorns in a mashup game of heroes vs. villains with face painting, local artists, a bounce house for the kids, local vendors, libations and snacks.
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If It Ain't Baroque, Don't Fix It

Ballet of the Seven Planets Workshop

Learn traditional Baroque ballet from the time of Louis the XIV sponsored by the Dance Preservation Fund.
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