Alibi V.16 No.40 • Oct 4-10, 2007 
Anneke Blair stands between Menace fans Michelle Davidson (left) and Abbey Adams. The Menace is a player-run team that wants to pick up where the Burn left off.

Newscity

That Burning Feeling

It's anger, disappointment and, somehow, desire—our women's football team folds and another, the Menace, forms from the debris

Christie Moses lost a lot of money when her business venture folded. "I'm in debt as far as I can get," she says.

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Thin Line

The End of an Era?

The days of hazardous radio consolidation could be coming to a close.

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Asshat of the Week

"Weekly, monthly—which is it?"
—From a Santa Fe Reporter news column titled "Winners and Losers."

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Answer Me This

What are the mayor's cronies up to now? What kind of sentence do you get for a count of extortion? These personality traits make you a ... Plus, one man's stand against the smoking ban.

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Keegan King, co-director of the League of Young Voters NM.
Tina Larkin

Talking Points

Young Hellions ... Er ... Voters

This league’s cruising through your neighborhood on a yellow school bus

With the municipal elections over and the presidential election approaching, the League of Young Voters is working harder than ever to get young people to the polls. In the last federal election, according to the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement, less than half of New Mexicans ages 18 to 29 voted.

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Ortiz y Pino

Operation Stonegarden is a Disaster

Recent events in southern New Mexico connected to the Bush Administration’s peculiarly-named “Operation Stonegarden” cry out for much closer analysis in the press than they have been given so far. They are the tip of a very ugly iceberg that ought to be demolished before it causes an even bigger disaster.

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Odds & Ends

Dateline: Nepal--Mountaineering authorities in Kathmandu are calling for a ban on nudity and attempts to set obscene records on the world’s highest mountain. Last year, a Nepali climber claimed the world’s highest display of nudity when he disrobed for several minutes atop Mount Everest’s 29,028-foot summit. “There should be strict regulations to discourage such attempts by climbers,” Ang Tshering, president of the Nepal Mountaineering Association, said last Wednesday. Mount Everest has always attracted record-setters, including the oldest climber (71-years-old), the youngest climber (15-years-old), the first climber with one foot and the first blind climber. In 2005, a Nepali couple became the first to be married atop Everest. Authorities hope their proposed regulations will discourage nudist climbers and those attempting to join the 5 1/2-mile club--although the mountain’s subzero temperatures would seem to discourage such activities already.

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Letters

[Re: Toons, “El Machete,” Sept. 20-26] Eric Garcia is right on point when he points out Bush's latest deception. Staying the course in this war is like driving in the wrong direction on the wrong road and expecting to arrive at your planned destination. Meanwhile, violence is rising in Iraq, both for our troops and for innocent Iraqis. We need to end this war and bring our troops home. When will we learn to use diplomacy instead of bombs to settle our differences? It saddens me to see another unnecessary war being fought in my name.

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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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