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 V.18 No.35 | August 27 - September 2, 2009 
Gene Grant mourns the loss of the greatest progressive opportunity in two generations—single-payer health care.
Protesters and health care reform advocates clash at Rep. Martin Heinrich's packed town hall meeting. And mayoral candidate R.J. Berry pledges to stamp out government expansion.
Websclusive: Answer Me This
The Party Patrol's effect on your weekly news quiz.
Websclusive: Extras from the Berry Interview
Here's what the Republican mayoral candidate had to say about: the City Council, alternative energy, the arena, the modern streetcar, LGBT issues, recycling and red-light cameras.
Charlie Z takes off his headset after 31 years of hosting the "Hot Lix" oldies show on KUNM. Plus, Hollywood will attempt to harvest the ripe sonic fruit of New Mexico's tax incentive-supported loins with the Music in Film Summit.
Pupuseria y Restaurant Salvadoreño doesn't serve its tamales with red or green chile. Instead, they're filled with olives, potatoes, capers and shredded chicken. Plus, munch some chocolate chip cookies with a hefty pinch of smoked salt.
Taking Woodstock is a lighthearted, laid-back hippie-era biopic about the kid who helped get the most famous concert in history off the ground. Meanwhile, a reality star becomes a murder suspect and then hangs himself, prompting us to wonder what kind of vetting process these shows have.
Fashion and visual art get to know each other in The Art of Fashion. And 14 local and national acts concoct humor on the fly at the Duke City Improv Festival.

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The Daily Word in James M. McGill, West Nile and meta-satellites

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The Albuquerque Isotopes overcame an early five-run deficit, zooming by the Sacramento Bees 8-7 on Wednesday night.

Some local mosquitoes tested positive for the West Nile Virus.

James M. McGill is a lawyer you can trust.

The Airforce Research Laboratories on Kirtland Air Force Base developed a meta-satellite.

Today, Mayor Berry will meet with officials from the Navajo Nation to discuss the senseless beating deaths of two Native American men who lived in Albuquerque.

On Tuesday evening, a man was rescued from a raging arroyo.

Nearly half a million humans visited White Sands National Monument last year.

At the quarterly Citizen’s Advisory Board meeting, Air Force officials and civilians discussed jet fuel clean up efforts.

There’s a plan to transport water via pipeline from the San Augustin aquifer to Rio Rancho, 142 miles away.

During the 1980s there were mysterious meetings in Albuquerque about flying saucers.

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Traveling Ritual Magic: The House Shows in Burque

Photos courtesy of artist
Andrew Hendrixson at work

Like some kind of old-timey speaker on the town-hall lecture circuit, Andrew Hendrixson wants to hear and be heard by everyday Americans. And seen, too—the Ohio artist and teacher comes to the Duke City on Friday, July 25, with paintings and handmade books in tow and a plan to share his vision of meaningful inefficiency.

When it comes to purposeful engagement with art, Hendrixson distinguishes between habit and ritual; “the frivolity of the former,” he notes in his artist’s statement, is “countered by the intentionality of the latter.” With canvases bearing everything from an axe to a cairn to an enigmatic message spelled out in crimson thread, the artist plans to practice his own ritual of positive art evangelism by traveling the country, visiting houses and small venues, erecting one-day galleries of his work and interacting with the public. He’s been to San Diego and Los Angeles and soon heads to cities like Chicago, Nashville, Yukon, Okla., and New York City. The House Shows comes to the Albuquerque Peace and Justice Center (202 Harvard SE) from 6 to 9pm and includes a short lecture at 6:30pm. Albuquerque Center for Peace and Justice • Fri Jul 25 • 6-9pm • FREE • View on Alibi calendar

"Cairn" detail; original is 68 in. long.
"Cairn" detail; original is 68 in. long.
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The Daily Word: Darkness and dread edition

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It's Wednesday, July 23

and a teenager says he looked into the mirror after beating two homeless men to death and "saw the devil,"

APD cornered a fugitive and shot at him for the second time in six months. This time, they killed him.

A boy exploring an abandoned house in Ohio discovered a mummified corpse hanging in the closet.

Archaeologists have found the remains of a huge, 7-foot-long dog buried near the site where a demonic hound was said to have murdered church-goers in the 16th century.

A mysterious, yawning crater has opened up in the Yarnal region of Siberia and nobody knows why. Please note that "Yarnal" translates to "End of the world."

And some women are rejecting feminism because they need help opening jars.

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