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 Sep 13 - 19, 2007 
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Climb the Stairway to Heaven, Ride the Elevator to Jail

Six peaceful anti-war protesters are convicted on federal charges, facing jail time and fines

By Kate Trainor

Six Catholic peace activists were tried and convicted on federal charges last Thursday, following their assembly in the lobby elevator of the Joseph M. Montoya Federal Building in Santa Fe last fall [Re: Newscity, "Red Alert!" Jan. 25-31]. The activists, with three others, are known as the “Elevator Nine,” and now face up to 30 days in jail and a $5,000 fine for their nonviolent, anti-war demonstration.

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News Feature

Unkind Donations

Publicly financed candidates face limits on how much professional help they can seek

By Marisa Demarco

“In good faith.” Those three words crop up often when discussing rules for publicly financed Council candidates with interim City Clerk Randy Autio.

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Thin Line

Dear Rich Benefactor/Bored Independently Wealthy Socialite,

I hear it's hard to be rich. Everything is possible, there are so few hurdles on your cushy track to success, many of you often develop strange phobias and fetishes—say, a taste for only white or clear foods.

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Asshat of the Week

“I have one of those jobs where you actually have to do things. The lieutenant governor has a job that I think she would even concede doesn’t require a lot of heavy lifting.”

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Answer Me This

By Marisa Demarco

How overcrowded is the city's jail? Who would win in a fight: Denish or Chavez? Who's in charge of the city's animal shelters? Is that coal plant thing happening?

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Council Watch

Move ’Em Out the Chute

By Laura Sanchez

Councilors plowed through a crowded agenda at the Sept. 5 meeting. An administration bill upping fines for illegal use of disabled parking spaces passed unanimously. Councilor Michael Cadigan's bill restoring a four-way stop sign and a lower speed limit at the intersection of Rainbow Blvd. and Ventana Village Rd. also passed unanimously.

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The Real Side

Pathetic Democrats

The Paper Trained Party

By Jim Scarantino

Quick. State the position of the Democratic Party on the Iraq War. Where do they stand on attacking Iran?

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Odds & Ends

By Devin D. O’Leary

DATELINE: NEPAL—Nepal’s state-run airline helped get one of its malfunctioning planes back in the air by sacrificing two goats on the runway to appease a Hindu god. Nepal Airlines said the animals were slaughtered in front of the plane, a Boeing 757, at Katmandu airport. The offering was made to Akash Bhairab, the Hindu god of sky protection. The airline said that after the ceremony the plane successfully completed a flight to Hong Kong. “The snag in the plane has now been fixed and the aircraft has resumed its flights,” senior airline official Raju KC told BBC News. Nepal Airlines has two Boeing aircraft in its fleet, but persistent mechanical difficulties with one of them has led to the postponement of a number of flights in recent weeks.

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Letters

Jerry Ortiz y Pino's "General Petraeus' Anticlimax” [Sept. 6-12] was very informative. But I would like to add my views as a paleoconservative. Paleocons were against the invasion of Iraq from the start.

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EVENT HORIZON (Saturday, Jun 25)

Off to the Races

Grand Opening

By Renee Chavez
The grand re-opening of the newest Grandstand in New Mexico.
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EVENT HORIZON (Thursday, Jun 30)

Roswell UFO Festival

Light parade, 10k, alien costume contest and intergalactic carnival to celebrate all things extraterrestrial.
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EVENT HORIZON (Monday, Jul 4)

Freedom 4th

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)

4th of July Fireworks Hot Spring Soak

View a fireworks show from the home of the Giggling Springs. Reservations required.
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EVENT HORIZON (Monday, Jul 4)

24th Annual 4th of July Celebration

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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