May 7 - 13, 2009 

Answer Me This

By Simon McCormack

What effect is swine flu having on New Mexico sports? What delayed a Rail Runner train? Why were people at a Gallup flea market arrested? And big news in Nambé Pueblo.

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News Feature

Desert Rock Gasps for Breath

The feds motion to yank the permit for a disputed power plant

By Marisa Demarco

Sarah Jane White lives in a log house on open rangeland a little ways south of Farmington. The house is small, 48 years old and was inherited by White when her mother died.

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Standing in front of a TV piñata at Channel 26’s opening event are some of the people propelling the station: (from left) Tony Gallegos, executive director of the South Valley Economic Development Center; Glenna Voigt, principal of the Media Arts Collaborative Charter School; Steve Ranieri, director of public access Channel 27; and Patti Gladstone, president of the charter school’s Governance Council.
Marisa Demarco

News Profile

Encantada TV

Tune in to Albuquerque

By Marisa Demarco

Creative work in Albuquerque continues to bloom, but its fruits aren't always seen.

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Thin Line

By Simon McCormack

One Flu Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

Have you had enough of the swine flu pandemonium yet?

You can't turn on a TV, power up your computer or open a newspaper without seeing a flurry of flu fanaticism.

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Council Watch

Thumping Chests

By Carolyn Carlson

A stern City Council clipped its way through the Monday, May 4 meeting. After clearing up routine matters, the Council, minus Sally Mayer, approved hiring an outside attorney to go head-to-head with Mayor Martin Chavez. At issue: the capital budget bill. The Council says its version is valid. The mayor says it isn’t.

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Odds & Ends

By Devin D. O’Leary

Dateline: Serbia—A union official said he cut off his own finger and ate it to show how desperate he and other workers are over wages that have gone unpaid for years. “We, the workers, have nothing to eat. We had to seek some sort of alternative food and I gave them an example,” Reuters news service quoted Zoran Bulatovic as saying. The Raska Holding textile factory union leader used a hacksaw to chop the little finger off his left hand last week in the town of Novi Pazar in southwest Serbia. “It hurt like hell,” said Bulatovic. Bulatovic said the worker’s demands will not stop, but that further self-mutilations will be postponed until expected talks with government officials.

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Letters

The readers write.

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