Alibi V.13 No.14 • April 1-7, 2004 

Newscity

¿Escribes Español?

While daily newspapers decline, Spanish media is booming

Here's a free tip for all you ambitious, self-starting and well-organized students striving for a media career. Start brushing on up your Spanish.

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Thin Line

Cheers for a clown. With newspapers like the Albuquerque Journal helping his cause, no wonder Karl Rove is considered to be a genius.

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Payne's World

Marty's Winning Strategy

Free advice can sometimes be worth a lot

Were the mayoral election held today and not at the end of next year, Mayor Martin Chavez would not be re-elected no matter how much money he raises and spends. Given the field of interested candidates (Marty, former D.A. Bob Schwartz, City Councilor Eric Griego, and State Sen. Linda Lopez to name some) odds are Schwartz would leave his post as Gov. Bill Richardson's crime guru and take up residence on the 11th floor of City Hall.

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Ortiz y Pino

Voyage to Myra's Head

Find a pulse in our public schools before looking for one on Mars

Last fall, New Mexicans approved two constitutional amendments dealing with education. One provided millions of dollars for educational reform. The other revamped the state department of education, bringing it under the governor's authority.

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Scott Rickson

Odds & Ends

Dateline: Scotland—A would-be vampire working at the Edinburgh Dungeons' horror tour has been removed from her job after fainting at the sight of blood. Marianne Sellar, who plays a vampire at the popular tourist attraction, was about to take a bite from a "victim" planted in the audience when another audience member announced that she had a nosebleed. Ms. Sellar, 24, collapsed and was forced to admit to her bosses that she has had a life-long phobia of blood. "It is quite embarrassing," Sellar told the Daily Mail. "I had managed to keep my phobia a secret for three years because normally we only deal with fake blood, which I can handle. When the visitor showed me all the real blood, I just collapsed." Ms. Sellar has been moved to another part of the tourist attraction and a new actress is being trained to replace her role in the Dungeons' feature tour "Vampires: Fact or Fiction?"

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Letters

[RE: March 25-31]: Last week's Alibi included a slick four-color insert promoting free cartons of Natural American Spirit cigarettes. It's another attempt by Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company to reach the target demographic for the brand: young, college-educated hipsters interested in natural products.

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