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 Oct 11 - 17, 2007 

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Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

New event raises awareness through discomfort

By Simon McCormack

New Mexico men working to end sexual violence have never looked so hot.

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Asshat of the Week

"The Great Firewall"
On Friday, Oct. 5, China enacted a blanket ban on RSS feeds into the country, after curbing access to "Real Simple Syndication" since August. RSS works by gathering and processing news from a large variety of online sources. China has been censoring communication flows for years, but RSS feeds made censorship difficult since they are updated so quickly. (CC)

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Answer Me This

By Christie Chisholm

How will New Mexico students get their degrees faster and easier? What should you look out for on your lunch break? Why shouldn't you breathe the air in El Paso? And the state's lyrical new area code.

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Thin Line

By Marisa Demarco

Friends of the Tribune

How does someone sell a business that's losing money without the one asset that makes it valuable? That's what the good people at Scripps Howard are asking themselves, or not asking themselves, about the Albuquerque Tribune. The Joint Operating Agreement (JOA) between the Trib and the Journal allows the Trib to use the Journal's press, share its building and live off part of the Journal's ad revenue. Without it, the Trib is but a nameand a hardworking, talented staff of about 45 full-time employees.

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The Real Side

A Cyclist Died Here

Remembering the fallen

By Jim Scarantino

Old Route 66 through Tijeras Canyon runs straight at mile marker 5. There are plenty of inherently dangerous places to ride a bicycle around Albuquerque. This isn’t one of them.

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Election Wrap-up

Get to Know the People You Put in Office

By Marisa Demarco

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Commentary

Panda-er-ing

Albuquerque's economic future could be determined by the cutest of animals

By Jessica Cassyle Carr

Humans have a proclivity toward fawning over cute things. Some scientists hypothesize that our attraction to facial features typical of babies--large eyes, round body, etc.--is an evolved trait crucial to the survival of our helpless spawn. For the same reasons, whether this is innate or a product of socialization, humans love cute animals. And the giant panda, or Ailuropoda melanoleuca, may be the cutest of all.

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Council Bite

By Laura Sanchez

Zippity Do Da

As often happens on election eve, city councilors zipped through a few bills on Oct. 1 and cleared the chambers in less than an hour. Most legislation was rescheduled for Oct. 15.

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Odds & Ends

By Devin D. O’Leary

Dateline: EnglandPolice in Long Eaton, Derbyshire, say a life-sized cardboard cutout of a police officer intended to deter crime has had the opposite effect--the item was stolen last week. Police say the cardboard cutout replica of Police Constable Bob Malloy was intended to deter shoplifters at the local co-op store. Thefts have fallen from 36 per month to just one since PC Malloy’s 2-D doppelganger was introduced two years ago. Unfortunately, a cheeky thief walked out with the cardboard crimestopper. The theft was captured on closed-circuit television, and local officials are confident they will make an arrest. The fake police officer cost nearly $200 to produce.

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Letters

The readers write.

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