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 Mar 17 - 23, 2005 
Point of Crisis
According to New Mexico health care advocates, cuts in Medicaid funding not only place the poor, the young, the elderly and the disabled at enormous risk--they're also fiscally irresponsible.
NEWS/OPINION
Under the Microscope
Labor's loves lost: When U.S. employment regulations get Bushwhacked, workers in every sector lose.
Council Watch: SimCity
It's 11:15 p.m. on a school night: Do you know what your city councilor is up to? Laura Sanchez does, and it's got something to do with drugs.
MUSIC
Spotlight:
From L.A. to El Rey, Kathy Zimmer is working full speed to bring big talent to Albuquerque's music scene.
FOOD
Restaurant Review: Deli Mart West
Searching high and low for a real hero? Deli Mart West offers sandwich salvation in our deli-less Duke City.
FILM & TV
Ice Princess
After 92 shimmering minutes of Disney's Ice Princess, Devin D. O'Leary has at last made peace with his inner teenaged girl. We'll call her Devina.
ARTS/LIT
Author Interview
Steven Robert Allen gets personal with Albuquerque's street Poet Laureate, Jimmy Santiago Baca. Don't miss him this Thursday evening at Bookworks!

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News

The Daily Word in the tragic end of a bartending career, the dawn of a white minority and a reprieve for some Texas abortion clinics

The Daily Word

Spectators Sports Bar is mourning the loss of longtime bartender Steve Gerecke.

An appeals court has resuccitated the Jemez Pueblo's claim on the Valle Caldera in the Jemez Mountains.

62 percent of the US population but 78 percent of deaths, whites are poised to become a "white minority".

Because of Monday's Supreme Court decision, 10 Texas abortion clinics slated to close will remain open. For now.

"Legs really don't work": the Action Man series of battlefield casualties action figures.

Preserving human pelts.

One of the United States' last all-wood baseball stadiums burned to the ground in a dramatic 30 minute blaze yesterday.

Lobster will soon be available at McDonald's.

Justin Bieber is changing his life thanks to a Pentecostal church in Australia.

news

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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arts

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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