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 V.16 No.30 | July 26 - August 1, 2007 
Jeff Drew


Playing Dirty

Politics, pollution and power heat up public hearing on Desert Rock

Both Australia and Canada have resolved to ban incandescent bulbs in favor of energy-efficient compact fluorescents within the next decade. Meanwhile, environmentalists fear that New Mexico is about to re-enter the dark ages of dirty power.

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Talking Points

Burque vs. The Q

An interview with the leader of the Soy de Burque movement

They're just yellow words on a red T-shirt, plain, all caps. ¡SOY DE BURQUE!, or "I am from Burque." For the members of a cultural resistance movement that made those shirts, names are more than a collection of letters.

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Answer Me This

The news just keeps on coming. Some days you pay attention. Some days you don't. Look here in every Alibi to quiz yourself about what's going on in your community.

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Guest Editorial

Mayoral Makeover

How Marty Chavez is working to reinvent his image

Historically, much has been made of the fact that people under the age of 25 vote at dramatically lower rates than any other segment of the population. Apathy is partly to blame, but I believe the primary reason for a lack of youth involvement in the political process is cynicism. And much of this cynicism stems from watching politicians who manipulate the media to conceal their true policy agendas.

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Ortiz y Pino

The War on Health Care

Why Gov. Richardson needs to switch sides

The Iraq Occupation’s casualties are coming home. And besides the physical and emotional injuries brought back by the troops from their deployment, the nation itself is beginning to realize the extent of the damage wrought by this debacle on our economy and on our citizens’ well-being.

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Odds and Ends

Odds & Ends

DATELINE: NIGERIA—Thanks to a U.S. aid organization handing out free laptops, Nigerian schoolchildren have entered the computer age and are now happily surfing pornographic websites on the Internet. The official News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported last Thursday that one of its reporters had seen pornographic images stored on several of the children’s laptops. “Efforts to promote learning with laptops in a primary school in Abuja have gone awry as the pupils freely browse adult sites with explicit sexual materials,” NAN said. A representative of the One Laptop Per Child aid group was quoted as saying that the computers, part of a pilot program, would now be fitted with filters.

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During the Monica Lewinsky scandal scientists found evidence of possible microbes on meteor rocks retrieved from Mars. That's right, folks.

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EVENT HORIZON (Saturday, Oct 22)


Naturalist Series: Bats Found Around the World

Dr. Ernie Valdez from the U.S. Geological Survey discusses different shapes, sizes and colors of bats that occur around the world and their unique behaviors that reflect their amazing morphology.
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Pittie the Fool

Eighth Annual Pittie Parade

Celebrate your favorite pet with adoptable dogs and several rescue groups. Participate in the Pittie Parade and canine costume and tricks contests.
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EVENT HORIZON (Sunday, Oct 23)

Straight Outta Carlsbad

A Special Evening with Linda Wertheimer

The legendary broadcast journalist and New Mexico native discusses her unique insights on today's top news stories. A panel discussion featuring KUNM’s news staff follows Wertheimer’s presentation.
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EVENT HORIZON (Sunday, Oct 23)

Running Water

Third Annual Acequia Celebration and Fun Run

Support a benefit for a small South Valley organization that aims to protect and preserve ways of life and local traditions in our community.
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EVENT HORIZON (Friday, Oct 28)

Get Learnt


Influential women share their expertise on various topics ranging from gender parody to finding long term solutions to climate change.
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EVENT HORIZON (Saturday, Oct 29)

A Grin that Glows

Jack-O'-Lantern Fest

Enjoy food, live music, a stage show, familiar princesses, face painters, s'mores, balloon artists and more.
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Today's Events

Celebrate your favorite pet with adoptable dogs and several rescue groups. Participate in the Pittie Parade and canine costume and tricks contests.

Celebrate Sevilleta at Visitor Center, Sevilleta NWR

Naturalist Series: Bats Found Around the World at Bachechi Open Space

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