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 Jun 23 - 29, 2005 
Sudden Impact
On the cover, from left to right, City Councilors Miguel Gómez, Michael Cadigan and Eric Griego work to bring long overdue roads, parks and sewer lines to the Westside.
NEWS/OPINION
The Real Side
If Mayor Chavez deliberately, um, obfuscated the rules of engagement with the City Council, does that make him a criminal? Resident gadfly Jim Scarantino wants to know.
MUSIC
FOOD
Restaurant Review: Le French Corner
Le French Corner's lunch menu features the perennial bistro standbys, croque monsieur and croque madame. Jazz it up with a café au lait and a pain au chocolate chaser. C'est bon!
FILM & TV
Howl's Moving Castle
It's getting a bit redundant using the word masterpiece in connection with Japanese filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki, but in the case of Howl's Moving Castle, the term is more than appropriate.
ARTS/LIT
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What Thurston Moore and his contributors have done with Mix Tape is document a small snippet of lost history, and they've done so in superb fashion. Here's to you, Mr. Dual-deck Boombox Guy!

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The Daily Word in rocket explosion, one more second and the ugliest dog in the world

The Daily Word

We will be gaining one second tomorrow, thanks to the "Time Officials."

A very large pig was rescued from a dead hoarder's home, thanks to the Detroit Police Department.

In other Detroit news, a woman pled guilty to murdering her two "demon" children and storing their bodies in a deep freezer.

The debt crisis in Greece is screwing up the global economy.

Shortly after launch, a SpaceX rocket exploded.

A heat-packing pizza delivery driver shot an armed robber at a Duke City Domino's last night.

The bassist and cofounder of the band Yes has died at the age of 67.

A canine named "Quasi Modo" won the blue ribbon for World's Ugliest Dog.

Presidential candidate Donald Trump hasn't voted in 25 years.

Watch the poetic justice of this confederate flag-waving motorcade (NSFW).

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You should flow!

Regional Slam Poetry Championship happens this weekend

Why stay at home reading the likes of Byron, Dickinson, Whitman, Plath, Levertov or Lowell? Put those dreary texts aside. Take a stride outside the normative literary scene found in dusty old books or a tattered magazine. Take wing, visit the local performance poetry scene!

It's a social possibility you won't soon regret. This weekend's slam competition is a sure-to-win bet.

Presented by ABQ Slams, The 2015 Southwest Shootout Regional Poetry Slam Championship beats the heck out of perusing grammatical diagrams.

But seriously folks, it's a chance to listen and respond to folks whose poetic proclivities also include performance, competition, and worthy word-smithery.

Preliminary bouts will be held at Winnings Coffee (111 Harvard SE) and the Albuquerque Center for Peace and Justice (202 Harvard SE) on Friday night, June 26, beginning at 7:00 pm. These events are free; the public is invited to attend.

The Championship slam happens Saturday night at the South Broadway Cultural Center (1025 Broadway SE) and costs a mere ten bucks for admittance. Doors to this fantastical foray into syllabic profundity open at 7 that night.

Spoken word artists, performance poets and slammers from all over the Southwest region will be in attendance and ready to fight it out for the chance to advance to the national competition to be held in August.

You ought to check it out, yo.

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The Daily Word In OMG THE SUPREME COURT LEGALIZED SAME SEX-MARRIAGE IN ALL 50 STATES!

The Daily Word

There's no other news today other than

SAME SEX MARRIAGE WAS LEGALIZED IN ALL 50 STATES ! ! !

Major high five, Supreme Court!

Let's celebrate and take in this incredibly important moment in our history!

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