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 V.18 No.18 | April 30 - May 6, 2009 

The storage silos at American Cement’s transfer station sit in a North Valley neighborhood.
Eric Williams

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 & 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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