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 Jan 25 - 31, 2007 

Newscity

Red Alert!

Peaceful, anti-war activism may result in prison sentences for nine New Mexicans after they tried to make love, not war, with Sen. Pete Domenici

By Kate Trainor

The Department of Homeland Security has identified a new threat to our nation: a group of nine New Mexicans that includes a Jesuit priest, a retired librarian, a high school student and a church-going grandma.

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Thin Line

By John Bear

A Soldier’s Words--Television news usually cuts to the talking heads whenever our leader lets us know just how he is going to make things worse.

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News Bite

Payday on the Floor

Regulations for payday, car title and tax refund loans are back in the Legislative Session

By Amy Dalness

Sen. Bernadette Sánchez is serious about payday lending regulations. So serious, she killed a bill in the Senate in last year's session because she believed it was too lenient on the lenders.

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Rex Barron

Commentary

EDo: Albuquerque’s Boob Job

The "urban evolution"

By Jessica Cassyle Carr

In the realm of diamonds and cubic zirconia, one stone is imperfect and made of carbon, the other flawless and made of zirconium oxide. Diamonds are formed deep in the Earth via 2,000-degree heat and intense pressure, over millions, if not billions of years. Cubic zirconia is made in a laboratory. Regardless of mining controversies, conflict diamonds and an international De Beers conspiracy, the diamond is natural and intensely beautiful. The cubic zirconia is an abundant, fabricated imitation. Its look is unfortunately overpowering; plus, it has no humorous urban nickname. (Diamonds you can call "ice.")

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Punch Line

War and Peace

Sissies never get elected to office--but they may be the only ones who can save us

By Eric Griego

Moshe Dayan, the former Israeli defense minister, once said, “If you want peace, you don’t talk to your friends, you talk to your enemies.”

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Ortiz y Pino

Lock ’Em Up?

Why we should exercise common sense in our jail system

By Jerry Ortiz y Pino

I recently toured the still almost-new Bernalillo County Detention Center (BCDC). It was opened about three years ago and this year saw a new psychiatric wing completed, making its total capacity more than 2,500 inmates.

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Odds & Ends

By Devin D. O’Leary

Dateline: England--A woman admitted to a hospital for treatment of a severe migraine had her stay extended when a television fell off the wall and hit her on the head. Sharon Blake, 36, was ready to leave Yeovil District Hospital when she moved the TV, attached to an adjustable arm above her head, and it toppled over. She was left mildly concussed and needed extra observation according to the Sun newspaper. Patientpal, which runs the coin-operated TV system, has apologized for the “isolated incident.”

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Letters

Here ya go, Albuquerque

Spend the $103 I just paid you

On repairing your countless potholes

Or maybe you could put it toward

Building some kind of recreational center

Or pop forty trash haven for your

Bored shitless teenagers and twentysomethings

Anything to keep them from drag racing

Up and down Montgomery at all hours

Blasting their Christina Aguilera and Ashlee Simpson bullshit

I watched the video online

Shot with impartial big brotherliness

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J. Grisham

EVENT HORIZON (Friday, Jul 1)

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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Pixabay

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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Courtesy of Self Serve

EVENT HORIZON (Thursday, Jul 7)

Not your Mama's Show and Tell

Toy Party: A Sex Toy Tour

By Blythe Crawford
Self Serve Owner Matie teaches about the world of sex toys, lubricants, sensation play and creative loving. Matie will provide a safe, comfortable space to have intimate questions answered.
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Pixabay

EVENT HORIZON (Saturday, Jul 9)

Water Under the Bridge

Centennial Nights: A River Thirsting for Itself

By Joshua Lee
Learn about the history of water, agriculture, environment and politics surrounding the Rio Grande.
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EVENT HORIZON (Tuesday, Jul 12)

Raise Your Voice

UNM Seal Forum

By Monica Schmitt
The first of a series of discussions with the public about the meaning and future of the seal of UNM.
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