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 Sep 9 - 15, 2004 

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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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

I write concerning your coverage [Payne's World, “The Things People Say and Do,” July 22-28] of the many recent features in the Albuquerque Journal of Doug Copp—described by yourselves as a man who "clearly appears to be a charlatan." Appearances can be deceptive. Did Greg Payne research the man—or did he just assume the Journal told the truth? I wasn't at 9-11 with him. But I have witnessed the tremendous regard he is held in by those at the cutting edge of rescue work, and I have seen plenty of video evidence of his work spanning 17 years.

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EVENT HORIZON (Sunday, Feb 14)

Davy Jones' Peep Show

That's A Moray

By Joshua Lee
Indulge your animal instincts with the a guided tour learning about the exotic, erotic and often curious romantic rituals of aquatic animals.
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AMC

EVENT HORIZON (Monday, Feb 15)

S'all Good!

Better Call Saul Season Two Premiere Watch Party

By Devin D. O'Leary
Watch the premiere with other fans plus live painting of the characters in the show, vendors, food, beer and prizes.
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EVENT HORIZON (Friday, Feb 19)

Albuquerque Death Cafe

People come together in a relaxed, confidential and safe setting to discuss death while eating delicious cake or cookies.
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EVENT HORIZON (Saturday, Feb 20)

Battle of the Beards

People show their prized beards, real and fake, to compete with others.
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EVENT HORIZON (Sunday, Feb 21)

Albuquerque March and Rally to Unite Against Hate! Stand up to Trump & Bigotry

March with others to stand up to hate, violence, injustice, sexism, homophobia, transpobia and racism in the US and New Mexico.
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