Alibi V.15 No.39 • Sept 28-Oct 4, 2006 

News Feature

When Monopines Attack

Los Ranchos might put a cell tower at the heart of the village, and some residents aren't happy

When a T-Mobile cell phone tower disguised as a tree is erected in the woods, does it make a sound?

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Newscity

Harlow's Down for the Count

Bar operator arrested on charges of selling liquor illegally

Is it a curse? Harlow's on the Hill, a popular venue for local and touring acts, shut its doors after the state's Special Investigation Division (SID) arrested bar operator James Lambros on Sept. 13 and charged him with selling liquor without a license, according to a news release.

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A rendering of Mayor Martin Chavez’ proposed Metro Park, which will sit north of Civic Plaza
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Council Watch

Balancing the Scales

City councilors at the Sept. 18 meeting made final decisions on a couple of issues that require difficult balances between competing rights. Councilor Michael Cadigan's bill authorizing the city to purchase or condemn 56 mobile home lots at Del Rey Mobile Home Park passed unanimously. The bill, aimed at preserving affordable housing, will only go into effect if private negotiations fail.

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Thin Line

Propaganda Wars--Five years ago, America experienced a disquieting amount of nationalistic fervor. There were flags on everything. People threw around patriotic rhetoric with abandon. Many were nauseated, but to most the propaganda was comforting.

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Michael Keel

Talking Points

Peeling the Whitewash

An interview with Amy Goodman

Amy Goodman is tough. She’s smart. She’s precise. And she may very well be the busiest journalist alive. When I grabbed the attention of the “Democracy Now!” host last week over the phone, I asked her how her day was going. I received a two-minute response on the number of cities she’d been to since that morning, the number of lectures she’d presented and the order of bookstore signings she was soon to attend, including one in Albuquerque this Thursday, Sept. 28.

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Ortiz y Pino

Wilson Wobbles

Patricia Madrid may have a fighting chance at beating Wilson at the polls

The biggest surprise so far in this year’s First Congressional District race between incumbent Heather Wilson and challenger Patricia Madrid has been the stumbling campaign mounted by Wilson. Wilson’s wobbles have helped Madrid gain traction for what many Democrats are starting to feel will be a huge upset in November.

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Eric Garcia

Odds & Ends

Dateline: Nigeria--A murder suspect accused of killing his brother with an ax has offered a unique defense. The man, whose name was not released, told police that he actually killed a goat, which only later magically transformed into his brother’s corpse. The incident occurred on a farm in Isseluku village in southern Nigeria. “He said the goats were on his farm and he tried to chase them away. When one wouldn’t move, he attacked it with an ax. He said it then turned into his brother,” Police Commissioner Udom Ekpoudom told the Associated Press. Black magic is routinely offered as a defense in Nigeria. In 2001, eight people were burned to death after one person in their group was accused of making a bystander’s penis magically disappear.

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Letters

I agree with Jessica's opening paragraph in “The Spirit of the Radio" [Music Editorial, Sept. 14-20] about Albuquerque's sparse radio landscape, but want to make a couple of points about her subsequent criticism of KUNM's musical programming. Although she admits that KUNM's musical programming is “eclectic," she then proceeds to label the listenership as “middle-aged left-leaning hippies," which of course directly contradicts her statement that KUNM's appeal is “eclectic." I don't believe that KUNM is really trying to appeal to her teen and twentysomething listenership, and that's not necessarily a bad thing.

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EVENT HORIZON (Tuesday, May 23)

Alibi to Offer Mayoral Forum

Dukes Up #RealTalk Mayoral Forum

Candidates discuss topics important to residents.
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EVENT HORIZON (Friday, May 26)

This One's a Keeper

Harry Potter Night

See the Albuquerque Isotopes go against the Oklahoma City Dodgers. Fans dress up as their favorite witches or wizards and explore Hogwarts.
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EVENT HORIZON (Wednesday, May 31)

Nothing to See Here

UFOs at UNM: A Skeptical Believer Presents His Research

David Marler talks about how he uses UNMs collections and other resources to research UFO phenomena, including the mass sighting in Farmington in March 1950 and the “Battle of Los Angeles” in 1942.
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EVENT HORIZON (Saturday, Aug 19)

New Mexico Hempfest

Presentations from industry leaders, as well as exhibitors and vendors showcasing products and services. Vendors are licensed producers, dispensaries, nutrient companies, medical clinics, health and wellness providers and more.
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