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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EVENT HORIZON (Sunday, Apr 30)

Olly Olly Oxen Free

Epic Hide and Seek

A park-wide game of hide and seek, camouflage, deer and wolf and other outdoor games.
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EVENT HORIZON (Thursday, May 4)

Allies Unite!

Town Hall on Immigration

Discuss policies and the realities of immigration in N.M. and learn about opportunities to volunteer to support immigrant families.
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EVENT HORIZON (Friday, May 5)

The Big Five-Five

Cinco de Mayo

Performances from Ballet Folklorico Fiesta Mexicana and Mariachi Buenaventura with a presentation on the history of Cinco de May celebrations by Teresa Carpy from Consulado de Mexico en Albuquerque.
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EVENT HORIZON (Sunday, May 7)

Travel Well and Arrive

New MeXpo

Over 50 destination booths, indoor and outdoor activities, live entertainment, food trucks, a beer garden and more.
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EVENT HORIZON (Saturday, May 13)

Youth of the Nation

Youth Engagement

Kids identify their skills while learning about themselves, how to approach different activities with an economic mindset and find hobbies that are inherently valuable.
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