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 Mar 5 - 11, 2009 

Answer Me This

By Simon McCormack

Scammers sneak you a computer virus while pretending to be who? The latest in airport-security tech at the Sunport. How much stimulus money is HUD giving New Mexico? And what's new with the Rail Runner?

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Norma Vasquez de Houdek (left) and Mary Houdek cut the cake at a reception held to celebrate the nuptials of the “Sandoval 64,” the same-sex couples married in New Mexico in 2004.
Justin David Taylor Vazquez

Roundhouse 2009

Not Even Close

Domestic partnerships fail in a big way in the state Senate, but advocates hang in there

By Simon McCormack and Marisa Demarco

What's a Democrat, anyway? That’s what Norma Vasquez de Houdek is asking.

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Talking Points

Top Heavy?

UNM faculty pokes holes in a “bloated administration”

By Marisa Demarco

They call it a crisis of confidence. About 500 University of New Mexico faculty members attended a meeting last week to make their dissatisfaction loud and clear.

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Making Sausage

Making Sausage

Marisa Demarco

Sing, Jailbird, Sing

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Odds and Ends

Odds & Ends

By Devin D. O’Leary

Dateline: Russia—British newspaper The Sun reports that a 28-year-old Russian man died after ingesting an entire bottle of Viagra in a bid to participate in a 12-hour orgy. Two women told Moscow police they bet mechanic Sergey Tuganov $4,300 that he wouldn’t be able to satisfy them both during a nonstop half-day sex marathon. Tuganov won the bet but collapsed a few minutes later from a heart attack. “We called emergency services but it was too late, there was nothing they could do,” said one of the female participants, who identified herself only as Alina. Medics on the scene said Tuganov’s death was most likely caused by the quantity of Viagra he consumed. There are 30 pills in an average 100mg bottle of Viagra.

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Letters

[Re: Ortiz y Pino, “Talk Dirty,” Feb. 26-March 4] Yes, the locusts have arrived, and they're sitting in the Roundhouse. I find Mr. Ortiz Y Pino’s forgone conclusion that raising taxes is the solution for all of New Mexico’s woes sadly lacking in fiscal sanity. This is highlighted by his conclusion that we won’t be able “to sustain the level of government services that is necessary.” The state budget has increased 50 percent since 2002. Were all of those increases “necessary”? Gov. Richardson’s private army of highly paid exempt employees increased more than 100 percent in the same time. Are they all “necessary”? Given that our state survived for 90 years without them leads me to believe they aren’t as “necessary” as Mr. Ortiz y Pino would like to believe.

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EVENT HORIZON (Saturday, Oct 1)

Got Minerals?

Fall Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Show

By Megan Reneau
Browse gemstones, mineral specimens, rough rock, slabs, jewelry, beads, cabochons, fossils, tools and equipment.
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EVENT HORIZON (Saturday, Oct 1)

OPA!

Grecian Festival

By Desiree Garcia
Taste authentic Greek cuisine, watch dancers streaming by in colorful costumes, enjoy browsing imported jewelry, gifts, foods and pastries, and tour the St. George Church.
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EVENT HORIZON (Saturday, Oct 1)

Latte Birthday Wishes

The Brew's Birthday Bash

By Renée Chavez
Enjoy the signature brews, live music, live art demonstrations, games and a special beer release while raising money for the charity There's A Better Way to help local homeless families.
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EVENT HORIZON (Wednesday, Oct 5)

Night at the Museum

Outside of the Box

By Renée Chavez
Live music and dancing, cash bar and food trucks with snacks for purchase, local vendors, talk by pilot of the beautiful fractals hot air balloon and much more.
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EVENT HORIZON (Sunday, Oct 9)

Doggo Does the Parade

2nd Annual Dia de los Perros

By Maggie Grimason
Enjoy a pet costume and trick contest, kissing booth photos and raffle and food from Phat's Beats and Eats, With Love Waffles and Hot Stuff Cafe. Proceeds go to support locally rescued bully breeds.
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EVENT HORIZON (Monday, Oct 10)

Heritage, Past and Present

Indigenous Peoples’ Day Celebration

By Monica Schmitt
students of the Native American Community Academy express what it means to be Indigenous in their eyes through story, song and dance.
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