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 V.18 No.37 | September 10 - 16, 2009 

"It's amazing how much more we could do if we didn't care who got the credit."—Richard Romero

City Boss Fight 2009

A Challenge from the Left

An interview with mayoral contender Richard Romero

Like politicians everywhere, Richard Romero’s message is change.

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City Boss Fight 2009

Extras from the Romero Interview

Former state Sen. Richard Romero is gunning for Mayor Martin Chavez' job. Here's more of what he had to say during his sit-down with the Alibi. (See the original article here.

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Thin Line

There’s an Election This Year?

Who’s your city councilor? I didn’t know until I started working for my college paper.

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Gene Grant

Everyone Lives Under the Same Sky

The mayor's race

There’s a research info website called Smart QandA (qanda.encyclopedia.com); plug in a question and an answer comes back. How they hook you is by giving you a list of related local news stories, hoping you’ll want to expand your knowledge on the subject.

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Odds & Ends

Dateline: England—The central English town of Birmingham has banned two street musicians from doing their thing because they only know two songs. Sick of hearing endless, out-of-tune renditions of “Wonderwall” by Oasis and “Faith” by George Michael, a judge at Birmingham Magistrates’ Court slapped a two-year performing ban on the bad buskers. Acoustic guitar player James Ryan, 40, and garbage can lid banger Andrew Cave, 39, were also barred from entering the Birmingham suburb of Moseley Village and playing instruments of any kind there. The city council added that it is now illegal for either man to beg for change anywhere in England or Wales. Next stop: France!

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