Alibi V.15 No.35 • Aug 31-Sept 6, 2006 

Thin Line

Iran All The Way Home--If we may, for a moment, put the JonBenet Ramsey case aside, a much more pressing issue is at hand.

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Newscity

Over the Counter

The morning-after pill will be available without prescription

After a three-year fight, Martha Edmands is not about to look a gift horse in the mouth.

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A view from the Sandias of the heavy rain that bombarded the city Sunday, Aug. 13, which flooded several Downtown neighborhoods.
Wes Naman

Council Watch

Floods, Frauds and Furies

The Aug. 21 Council meeting saw a full chamber of folks revved up and ready to rumble over workforce housing and land restrictions.

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News Bite

Sign For It

Proposed bill would tighten standards for petitioners

City Councilor Sally Mayer hopes petitioners will think twice before they break the law.

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Youth members of the SouthWest Organizing Project gather for a rally on Civic Plaza.
Wes Naman

News Feature

Rocking the Cause

The city denies a permit for a local youth event and draws the ire of organizers

Standing atop a soapbox on the stage of Civic Plaza, Rodrigo Rodríguez, 18, put down the feedback-inducing microphone and spoke to his peers without amplification.

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Ortiz y Pino

Martineztown’s Big Flush

The term frequently kicked around is “hundred-year flood,” but if you can remember more than three such inundations in your own lifetime, that’s probably an inaccurate label to put on what Martineztown went through a couple of weeks ago. It might be more apt to call it a “12-year” flood.

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Letters

[RE: Letters, “Crap No One Needs,” Aug. 24-30] Mr. Schrader, as you’ve relentlessly pointed out in the Albuquerque press for the last 20-plus years, you don’t pay taxes and encourage the rest of us to live as you do if we protest the war machine. You obviously don’t have the luxury of caring for dependents, for one thing. I applaud you for not supporting the war, but I defy you to prove that you do not ever benefit from the many other tax programs the rest of us fund, including the one used to put a sidewalk under your (bare) protesting feet.

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The Real Side

Room At the Inn

How many churches do you figure we have in Albuquerque?

Our Yellow Pages list 553 churches (I counted them). Every one owns a building, be it a sprawling mega-church with a roller park or a plain cinder block chapel, inconspicuous on a residential street. It all adds up to a lot of real estate, and a lot of dry, safe, empty rooms between Sunday school classes.

At the same time, Albuquerque has an estimated 4,000 homeless people, many of them families with children. Shelters won’t let fathers or teenage boys live among women and girls. Consequently, the price of keeping a homeless family together can mean living out of a car, or worse.

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Odds and Ends

Odds & Ends

Dateline: Austria--A misguided bank robber was arrested after he tried to hold up his local town hall, thinking the historic building was a bank. Wearing a mask and waving a toy pistol, the unemployed man burst into the town hall in the village of Poggersdorf and shouted, “Hold up! Hold up!” The robber realized his mistake when an employee explained to him where he was, police said in a statement. The robber fled into some nearby woods but was arrested when he came back later to pick up his motorbike, which he had left parked outside the town hall.

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EVENT HORIZON (Saturday, Jun 24)

Puppers and Buns

Furry Friends and Turtles Too

Adoption and vaccination clinic with Watermelon Mountain Ranch. Learn about the care of animals with whom we share the planet.
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EVENT HORIZON (Thursday, Jun 29)

Goat Pose

Kid Goat Yoga

Yogis practice surrounded by playful goats. All proceeds benefit the local nonprofit native rescued wildlife park.
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EVENT HORIZON (Friday, Jun 30)

Dawn Julio

Space Science: International Asterioid Day

Learn about asterioids, NASA's mission to the Asteroid Belt and what is known about asteroid impacts on Earth. Registration recommended.
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EVENT HORIZON (Saturday, Jul 1)

Use the Back Door

Speakeasy Swing

Learn the basics of swing dance without a partner. Go online for the entrance password.
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EVENT HORIZON (Sunday, Jul 2)

Yin Your Yang

Yin Yoga

Trauma informed yoga therapy.
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EVENT HORIZON (Sunday, Jul 2)

No Place Like Om

Laughter Yoga Wellness Group

A unique form of meditation combining unconditional laughter with a blend of deep breathing exercises, creative visualizations with role playing and simple stretches.
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EVENT HORIZON (Sunday, Jul 2)

Get Wild, Baby

Bosque Wild: Guided Nature Walk

A moderately strenuous guided hike through one of the largest riverside-cottonwood forests in the world and along the banks of the Rio Grande. Registration recommended.
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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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