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 Dec 30 - Jan 5, 2005 


Waiting for Reform

City Animal Services Division draws ire of animal rights activist

By Christie Chisholm

It all started six years ago, when one day Marcy Britton found a 6-week-old stray kitten in a gutter. Concerned for the animal's safety, the animal rights activist decided to take the kitten to the Albuquerque Animal Services shelter, where she hoped it would eventually be adopted. Yet, when Britton delivered the kitten, she witnessed an event that not only shocked and disturbed her, but would also come to change her life.

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Thin Line

Earning Your Mistrust

By Tim McGivern

If you watch KRQE News 13, you've seen the promos featuring anchors Dick Knipfing and Erika Ruiz promising to earn your trust with "balanced coverage."

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Payne's World

Fare Thee Well, 2004!

All in all, it was a pretty good year

By Greg Payne

Of course some will disagree—Bush was re-elected, the war in Iraq continues to simmer, federal spending actually makes inebriated sailors look tight-fisted and the last episode of “Friends” aired. But, given all the craziness in the world today, 2004 could have been worse—and, remember, things could always get worse (imagine Boy George and Culture Club reuniting).

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Council Watch


By Laura Sanchez

The Dec. 20 council meeting was called to order by new Council President Brad Winter, chosen along with Vice President Miguel Gomez in a special session on Dec. 15.

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Odds & Ends

By Devin D. O'Leary

Dateline: Michigan—Santa's got a brand new bag! A 40-year-old Detroit man who visited a middle school in Highland Park was left with a citation after being busted for misdemeanor marijuana possession. A Wayne County Sheriff's Deputy who works at the school found the small baggie of marijuana while searching for identification in a coat left in a school restroom. The unidentified man had left the coat in the men's restroom after changing into his Santa suit. The man denied the pot was his, but now faces a $500 fine and up to 90 days in jail. His wife, who was at the school to take pictures of Santa with the students, apparently didn't know about the weed in her husband's coat. “She was not happy,” Lt. Paul Jones said. “It's going to be a long ride back to the North Pole.”

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Ortiz y Pino

The Real Attack on Family Values

Forget gay marriage, it's about health, child care and a living wage

By Jerry Ortiz y Pino

Driving north from Deming last week the NPR station faded out somewhere between Hatch and T or C, so I hit the scan button on the car radio and was immediately transported into some weird other dimension, an alternative reality I can only begin to describe. It was scary. It was Christian Life Radio.

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"What a sad state progressives are in" starts the guest editorial by Eli Lee ["Brothers in Arms," Dec 23-29]. Truer words were never spoken from one who has done much to contribute to the sad state of affairs. Lest one miss the obvious target in this contribution, clearly Eli Lee has moved on from just attacking the Green Party; moved on from getting City Council candidates to withdraw; moved on for bigger fish to fry. Now, apparently Councilor Miguel Gomez is not voting as a member of a bloc, as Mr. Lee would desire. For this, he apparently has to endure Mr. Lee's rebuke.

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Linda Wertheimer

EVENT HORIZON (Sunday, Oct 23)

Straight Outta Carlsbad

A Special Evening with Linda Wertheimer

By Megan Reneau
The legendary broadcast journalist and New Mexico native discusses her unique insights on today's top news stories. A panel discussion featuring KUNM’s news staff follows Wertheimer’s presentation.
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EVENT HORIZON (Sunday, Oct 23)

Running Water

Third Annual Acequia Celebration and Fun Run

By Joshua Lee
Support a benefit for a small South Valley organization that aims to protect and preserve ways of life and local traditions in our community.
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EVENT HORIZON (Friday, Oct 28)

Get Learnt


By Megan Reneau
Influential women share their expertise on various topics ranging from gender parody to finding long term solutions to climate change.
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EVENT HORIZON (Saturday, Oct 29)

A Grin that Glows

Jack-O'-Lantern Fest

By Renée Chavez
Enjoy food, live music, a stage show, familiar princesses, face painters, s'mores, balloon artists and more.
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