Jul 24 - 30, 2008 

Newscity

On the Inside

Jail-based charter school is the first of its kind in the United States

By Marisa Demarco

The first time Jennifer Pate walked into her new workplace, coworkers asked her if she was OK. "I must have been pale as a ghost and just doe-eyed," she says. "Here I was all tough, thinking, I can do this, no big deal. This will be a great job. Soon as that big door goes kachoom behind you, it was like, Oh my god. I'm on the inside now."

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Second Look

A Deadly Week

Police and citizens react to six killings in eight days

By Simon McCormack

Saturday, July 5: A man living at an East Central apartment complex is arrested on charges of shooting and killing one person and wounding another.

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Answer Me This

By Simon McCormack

How does the governor say we should deal with high gas prices? What Albuquerque phenomenon is migrating to Santa Fe? An unwelcome surprise at a garage sale for a good cause. And a Rio Rancho resident cashes in on what game show?

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Valerie Plame Wilson

Talking Points

The Plame Affair

Outed CIA agent Valerie Plame Wilson discusses her memoir, the FISA amendment and her move to New Mexico

By Aeriel Emig

Valerie Plame Wilson’s identity is no longer a secret. Five years and two lawsuits later, neither is her story. In her October 2007 memoir, Fair Game: How a Top CIA Agent Was Betrayed by Her Own Government, former agent Wilson chronicles how her life shifted from serving her country to suing her country.

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Ortiz y Pino

Hearts and Minds

By Jerry Ortiz y Pino

In recent weeks, Sen. John McCain has begun to slip into a repetitive refrain, one intended to distinguish his position on Iraq from Sen. Barack Obama’s.

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A city concept drawing shows what a streetcar might look like while travelling west on Central.

Guest Editorial

Streetcar Straight Talk

By Isaac Benton, Albuquerque City Councilor, District 3

Jim Scarantino’s “Trolley Roundabout” column [Re: The Real Side, July 17-23] was full of out-and-out falsehoods.

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Eric J. Garcia

Odds & Ends

By Os Davis

DATELINE: TaiwanAn amorous couple survived a 150-foot plunge down the face of a cliff after their lovemaking set the car rolling. “They had parked up close to the edge of the mountain and had left the handbrake off," said a police spokesperson. "They were lucky they were not more seriously hurt." Lin Gu, 25, and Lee Shin, 29, suffered only a few broken bones after the incident. The couple managed to climb back up the hill to seek assistance, though Shin pleaded with those who helped her not to reveal the cause of the accident for fear that her husband would seek a divorce.

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Letters

The readers write.

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