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 Aug 18 - 24, 2011 
Against the Flow

Sports

Against the Flow

Indoor surfing? Yeah, dude, it’s a trip. Just remember to knot those shorts tight.

By Toby Smith
Alibi sports writer Toby Smith attempts to hang 10—even after his wardrobe malfunctions.
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Julia Minamata

News Feature

Can APD Beat Its Rap?

Shootings, lack of oversight have plagued police for years

By Carolyn Carlson
Officer-involved shootings and a lack of oversight have plagued police for years. Reporter Carolyn Carlson looks back at a report from the ’90s spurred by civil rights abuses, as well as all the headlights shining on Albuquerque police today.

Council Watch

Heroin’s Toll

By Carolyn Carlson
An activist who works to raise awareness attended the Council meeting to plead for a teen treatment center. A couple of days before the meeting, her 18-year-old son died after an apparent overdose.
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Ben Radford

The Radford Files

Badlands Survival

Death is in the details

By Benjamin Radford
Our house skeptic wanders into Bisti, lured by unusual rock formations. A weather change and poor planning turn a lovely day trip into a scramble for safety.
Odds and Ends

Odds & Ends

By Devin D. O’Leary
Funny because it happens to someone else.

Letters

The readers write.
J. Grisham

EVENT HORIZON (Thursday, Jun 30)

Probees Anonymous

Roswell UFO Festival

By Joshua Lee
Light parade, 10k, alien costume contest and intergalactic carnival to celebrate all things extraterrestrial.
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EVENT HORIZON (Monday, Jul 4)

Hotline Freedom

Freedom 4th

By Megan Reneau
See the biggest firework show in the state to celebrate the 240th birthday of the USA along with a car show. Nationally known band Lonestar performs.
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EVENT HORIZON (Monday, Jul 4)

Steaming Pool of Freedom

4th of July Fireworks Hot Spring Soak

By Renée Chavez
View a fireworks show from the home of the Giggling Springs. Reservations required.
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EVENT HORIZON (Monday, Jul 4)

Boom Town

24th Annual 4th of July Celebration

By Devin O'Leary
The annual festival for family entertainment, with a lineup of New Mexico’s favorite bands, water slide and jump balloons, BBQ and food for sale and NM Tech’s famous fireworks display at dark.
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