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 V.15 No.34 | August 24 - 30, 2006 
Illustration by Rex Barron


Ready to Blow

A nuclear watchdog organization sues for access to documents detailing new nuclear weapons programs at Sandia Labs. Let the battle begin!

Citizen Action New Mexico is serious about getting their hands on nuclear weapons documents. The NNSA is now fully aware of just how serious they really are.

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Talking Points

Wilderness, Wiretapping and War—Oh My!

An interview with Rep. Tom Udall

Tom Udall’s been around the block a few times. Starting his nearly 30-year political career in New Mexico in 1978, he climbed the proverbial ladder as quickly as any aspiring politico possibly can. It started with an appointment as the assistant United Stated attorney for our state, followed by two terms as attorney general. In 1999, he landed himself a spot in the U.S. Congress, where he has remained ever since. This November, he plans on holding onto that seat.

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Thin Line

A Thing Called Delusion--The untimely demise of two New Mexico soldiers last week, Leroy Segura and Jose Zamora, gave the local media a chance to lay down a thick layer of schmaltz similar to that of their big-city counterparts in those “Fallen Heroes” segments.

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Neverending Stories

Towne Park: Episode IV

A gated community in the Northeast Heights found resolution to one chapter of its epic tale. Some residents consider it a victory for free speech. To others, it's rampant solicitation, the kind the people who live in the 485 houses of Towne Park pay to keep out.

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Ortiz y Pino

A Great Stride

APD Chief Ray Schultz finds police officer guilty of racial profiling

Sometimes the most important news in a community doesn’t arrive with trumpets and a splashy press conference in front of television cameras. Sometimes the most important shifts in a society almost slip past us, virtually unnoticed.

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News Bite

Vote Not-So-Smart

New Mexico candidates reveal themselves … and it ain’t pretty

Last month, we announced in these pages that we were partnering this election season with one of the nation’s biggest and most respected voter-awareness organizations, Project Vote Smart [News Bite, “Vote Smart,” July 13-19].

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Nice work on the "Alphabet Soup" section in this week's Alibi [Feature, Aug. 3-9]. [Laura Marrich] and Jennifer Wohletz did a wonderful job of gathering information on local specialties and sharing great food tips. It was well-written and informative. Thanks for your thought and effort.

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Punch Line

Democrats Search for Their Soul

Lessons from Lieberman

Que lastima. What a shame. Three-term United States Senator and one-time Vice Presidential candidate Joe Lieberman made history again this month. In 2000, he became the first Jewish-American at the top of the American political ticket. Last week, he became one the few senators in modern U.S. politics to lose his seat in a primary. In Connecticut, like much of Democratic America, the natives were restless.

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Scott Rickson

Odds & Ends

Dateline: Germany--A seven-member family is facing eviction from their east Berlin apartment after neighbors complained about the family’s loud prayer sessions, which are keeping the entire building awake at night. Neighbors told the German newspaper Bild the screams and singing that emanate from the family’s second-floor apartment sometimes begin as late as 2:30 a.m. and can be heard as high as the building’s fifth floor. “We have our work in the morning and need our sleep,” said taxi driver Horst Berghahn, who lives on the third floor. Berghahn said he has asked the family to lower the volume several times since they moved into the building 10 months ago, but has seen no result. “I really don’t want to disturb the neighbors, but the high volume is needed in the battle against the devil,” Pierre D., the 42-year-old father of the Christian family, told the newspaper. He is fighting the eviction in court.

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EVENT HORIZON (Thursday, Dec 3)

Nob Hill Holiday Shop & Stroll

The event will include shopping and food specials, family entertainment and photos with Santa.
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EVENT HORIZON (Saturday, Dec 5)

Pet Photos with Santa

Santa is coming to Vet-co! Bring your whole family down to get their photo taken with Santa and his elves. Cats, dogs, ferrets, turtles, birds, everybody is welcome.
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EVENT HORIZON (Saturday, Dec 5)

Holidazzle at the Promenade

Donate a pair of funky socks stuffed with a gift card for kids looking for forever homes through Adoption Exchange of NM. Take pictures with Santa and Mrs. Clause and more.
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Today's Events

A Night in the '40s: Big Band Swing at New Mexico Veterans Memorial

An evening of live big band swing with featured performers, The American Legion Band and The Dukes of Albuquerque.

Global One to One Sales Benefit at Barnes & Noble, Uptown

Join Albuquerque Roller Derby at Wells Park

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