Sep 9 - 15, 2004 
Tijeras Gardens complex

News Feature

The Ballad of Tijeras Gardens

Affordable housing takes center stage in the city's effort to finalize the East Downtown Master Plan

By Aja Oishi

Judy Hatfield is a 64-year-old woman who has lived in the same home for 18 years. She is being evicted, along with six of her neighbors, because the former landlords decided to sell the property to a development company called J&J Holdings, which plans to turn the apartments into condominiums.

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Newscity

Request Denied

State District Judge rules against call for stricter voter I.D. enforcement

By Tim McGivern

Here's a recipe for some long-winded arguing. Start with concerns over voter fraud and disenfranchisement, mix in some partisanship and accusations of bureaucratic incompetence, add a team of Republican and Democratic lawyers and let cook in a Bernalillo County courtroom.

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Thin Line

By Tim McGivern

Looks like you're in the front row. According to Editor and Publisher, Jerry Gallegos, superintendent of the press gallery at the GOP convention, became indignant on opening night after filmmaker-turned-USA Today columnist Michael Moore was delayed and surrounded by security guards several times on his way to the convention press table.

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News Sidebar

Voting in New Mexico in 2004

Here are a few facts that may surprise you as you anticipate voting in this year's election.

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Ortiz y Pino

The Unwinnable War

In a rare, unscripted moment, Bush was right

By Jerry Ortiz y Pino

Demonstrating yet again how dangerous it is for him to venture into public unaided by a teleprompter, President Bush managed to provide some startling insight into what this war on terror business is really all about last week during an interview on NBC's “Today” show.

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Payne's World

Straight out of Zell

Dems panic as the RNC takes Manhattan

By Greg Payne

As the Bush campaign gathered steam and began setting the election agenda at its New York City convention, John Kerry was literally floundering around at a photo op. There's seems to be some macho "Xtreme" sports thing the 60-year-old Democrat nominee has in his system. Snowboarding into Secret Service agents was the first hint the public got of it. Riding a Harley onto the stage of Jay Leno's show was another.

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Scott Rickson

Odds & Ends

By Devin D. O'Leary

Dateline: Saudi Arabia—Apparently, the Middle East is crazy for Danish Modern. Three men were trampled to death when more than 20,000 people stormed the grand opening of the first IKEA showroom in Saudi Arabia. Sixteen shoppers were injured at the Swedish-based furniture store opening in Jeddah. Medics revived another 20 who had fainted in the crush. The company had promised free vouchers worth $150 to the first 50 people. In a statement issued to the press, IKEA said the company had worked closely with Saudi security officials to plan the opening.

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Letters

The readers write.

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