Alibi V.18 No.19 • May 7-13, 2009 
Standing in front of a TV piñata at Channel 26’s opening event are some of the people propelling the station: (from left) Tony Gallegos, executive director of the South Valley Economic Development Center; Glenna Voigt, principal of the Media Arts Collaborative Charter School; Steve Ranieri, director of public access Channel 27; and Patti Gladstone, president of the charter school’s Governance Council.

Answer Me This

What effect is swine flu having on New Mexico sports? What delayed a Rail Runner train? Why were people at a Gallup flea market arrested? And big news in Nambé Pueblo.

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News Feature

Desert Rock Gasps for Breath

The feds motion to yank the permit for a disputed power plant

Sarah Jane White lives in a log house on open rangeland a little ways south of Farmington. The house is small, 48 years old and was inherited by White when her mother died.

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Standing in front of a TV piñata at Channel 26’s opening event are some of the people propelling the station: (from left) Tony Gallegos, executive director of the South Valley Economic Development Center; Glenna Voigt, principal of the Media Arts Collaborative Charter School; Steve Ranieri, director of public access Channel 27; and Patti Gladstone, president of the charter school’s Governance Council.
Marisa Demarco

News Profile

Encantada TV

Tune in to Albuquerque

Creative work in Albuquerque continues to bloom, but its fruits aren't always seen.

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Thin Line

One Flu Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

Have you had enough of the swine flu pandemonium yet?

You can't turn on a TV, power up your computer or open a newspaper without seeing a flurry of flu fanaticism.

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Council Watch

Thumping Chests

A stern City Council clipped its way through the Monday, May 4 meeting. After clearing up routine matters, the Council, minus Sally Mayer, approved hiring an outside attorney to go head-to-head with Mayor Martin Chavez. At issue: the capital budget bill. The Council says its version is valid. The mayor says it isn’t.

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Odds and Ends

Odds & Ends

Dateline: Serbia—A union official said he cut off his own finger and ate it to show how desperate he and other workers are over wages that have gone unpaid for years. “We, the workers, have nothing to eat. We had to seek some sort of alternative food and I gave them an example,” Reuters news service quoted Zoran Bulatovic as saying. The Raska Holding textile factory union leader used a hacksaw to chop the little finger off his left hand last week in the town of Novi Pazar in southwest Serbia. “It hurt like hell,” said Bulatovic. Bulatovic said the worker’s demands will not stop, but that further self-mutilations will be postponed until expected talks with government officials.

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Letters

It's been awhile since I picked up an Alibi. I recently needed to visit a public restroom and an Alibi was handy—apparently for more than just reading. I guess I missed a letter from that crazy guy "The Don" [Re: Letters, “The Don’s Raw Food Manifesto,” April 23-29] I thought he was dead or something. I realized why I hadn't picked [up] an Alibi; You're still printing the same tired crap and sickening preachy letters from that insane and worn-out meathead. Really. There are a lot of nuts in this town. Can't you give them a chance and retire Meathead? And, ¡Ask a Mexican!? Give me a break. I can't wait to visit another public restroom to see how you have progressed.

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The KiMo Account

The Counter Narrative: 90 Years

A panel of experts talk about the cultural vision that launched a fascinating history of the KiMo Theatre.
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The Long Con

UFOs: Physical Extraterrestrial or Paraphysical Interdimensional

A discussion on how personal, physical observations vary in time and materialization.
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Get Ready to Pet All the Puppers

Woofstock Pet Expo and Adoption Festival

Featuring an agility course, vaccine and microchip clinic, nail trimming, pet care info booths, raffles and more.
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Space Junk

Pieces of Other Worlds: Samples from Across the Solar System

Former Astromaterials Curator and Manager of the Astromaterials Acquisition and Curation Office at NASA Dr. Carlton Allen discusses scientific research of the formation and evolution of our solar system.
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