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 Nov 12 - 18, 2009 
John Lorne took the International District’s re-beautification project into his own hands. He stands here in front of his mural, done with spray can, based on “Pilgrimage to Chimayo” by Colorado artist Jan Oliver.

Newscity

The Writing on the Wall

Zoning official uses graffiti to alter the urban landscape—and perceptions

By Graeme Prentice-Mott

John Lorne stands admiring a graffiti mural on Second Street and Kinley, near Downtown. It’s a portrait of a Native American spiritual leader who has feathers for hair and a face that appears flooded with the blue sky. “Look at the shading in there. Look at these lines,” he says in a Bronx accent. “Look at this eye.” He points an imaginary spray can close in against the wall to simulate a fine point.

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Thin Line

By Christie Chisholm

America's Next Top News Model

There are some journalistic institutions that are too big to change. And at their grand funerals, someone can eulogize that these newspaper giants stuck to their guns. But maybe the old guard is right. Maybe once the economy turns around, things will get better.

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Odds and Ends

Odds & Ends

By Devin D. O’Leary

Dateline: Australia—A drunken 22-year-old man challenged a lamppost to a fight after he was ignored by passersby in the street, according to testimony heard in territorial court last Wednesday. Earlier this year, as police officers watched, David Robinson directed his inebriated anger at the lamppost and shouted at it to “come and have a go.” The bizarre incident was recounted at Perth Sheriff Court, where Robinson pleaded guilty and was ordered to perform 80 hours community service. The court was told that Perth police were on patrol in the early hours of the morning when they spotted Robinson shouting and swearing at pedestrians. He challenged a stranger to a fight and it was clear to the officers as they got closer that Robinson was heavily under the influence of alcohol. Fiscal depute Stuart Richardson testified before the court, saying, “He must have been very drunk; because when he ran out of passersby, he began to shout at the lampposts, similarly challenging them to ‘have a go’.” When officers approached, Robinson challenged them to fight. He was quickly arrested and detained. Robinson, of Corlundy Crescent, Crieff, admitted to conducting himself in a disorderly manner and breaching the peace.

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Letters

I totally agree with Lisa Strout's assessment of how the film industry has impacted New Mexico [Re: Letters, “Hoot Are You?,” Nov. 5-11].

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A State For the Birds

New Mexico: A Birder's Paradise?

By Joshua Lee
Dwayne Longenbaugh discusses the geology, paleogeology and biology to explore why there is such a large variety of birds in N.M.
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Count Barkula and Frankenweenie Come Out to Play

Camp Bow Wow Howl-o-Ween Bash

By Robin Babb
Doggy costume contest, carnival games for dogs, paw painting, dog Halloween photo booth, face painting for kids, a dunk tank, ice cream, raffle prizes, vendors, trick dog contest and more.
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Wild Wonders

Restore Rocks

By Rini Grammer
Learn about the mission of the Wildlife Rescue of New Mexico and enjoy activities for the whole family.
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via Pixabay

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Star Power

Cosmic Carnival

By Nom Tayder
Interactive exhibits, view the nearest star as well as a telescope discovery display.
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Confused, but in a Sexy Way

I Can Lick My Own Eyebrows

By Joshua Lee
A guide to assemble and execute phenomenal scenes and personal fantasies.
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