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 Apr 15 - 21, 2010 
Dan Lewis poses outside the Soul Rio Church before delivering a sermon on Sunday, April 11.

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The Preacher Councilor

Salvation on Sunday, politics on Monday

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Hundreds showed up at the Soul Rio Church to rock out in honor of the resurrection of Jesus. The church is tucked in a strip mall in southern Rio Rancho, and the pastor is Dan Lewis, Albuquerque’s Westside city councilor.


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Courtesy of the Queer Straight Alliance

Neverending Stories

LGBT Students Center Stage at UNM

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He stood under the spotlight in front of 150 audience members at UNM’s Student Union Building. He cleared his throat, tugged at his short, lacy black dress, straightened his tights and grabbed the microphone with painted fingernails. “Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome to the stage, Ruby Sanchez.”


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News Bite

Goodwill for the Feral

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Abandoned cats cluster and form colonies in Albuquerque neighborhoods. The unfixed felines mate; the population grows exponentially. Without adequate food, they lead short, violent lives.


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Odds and Ends

Odds & Ends

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Dateline: Denmark—Warehouse staff at the Carlsberg brewery in Copenhagen staged a series of walkouts last week in protest of a new company policy limiting beer-drinking at work to just lunch breaks. Jens Bekke, a spokesperson for Carlsberg, told England’s Sky News, “We think times have changed and we need an alcohol policy that is accepted by society—93 percent of Danish companies have an alcohol policy.” Last Wednesday, beers were removed from all refrigerators at the brewery. “The only place you can get a beer in future,” said Bekke, “is in the canteen at lunch.” In response, 800 workers walked off the job. By Thursday, at least 250 remained off the job. The Confederation of Danish Industry and trade union 3F agreed the strike was illegal and would impose fines on workers. Although warehouse staff is now on the wagon, drivers for the brewery are still allowed “up to three” beers a day outside of lunch hours. According to Bekke, alcohol locks on Carlsberg’s delivery trucks prevent the drivers from drinking too much and getting behind the wheel.


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Letters

[Re: Feature, “Best of Burque,” April 8-14] What happened to best stripper????


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Guest Editorial

Swollen Rates

Blue Cross customers battle price hikes against a backdrop of health reform

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The national debate on health care hit home for 40,000 New Mexicans with individual coverage through Blue Cross. In February, customers received notice of premium increases as high as 30 percent. Some of them have contacted my office to say they’ve already been forced by earlier premium increases to switch to less generous coverage plans and higher deductibles. They have no options left and can’t afford more increases. The Public Regulation Commission directed Morris Chavez, the superintendent of insurance, to give the Blue Cross hikes a formal review. The increases were suspended pending a Monday, April 26 hearing that will be held at the PRC’s offices in Santa Fe.


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Quit Your WINEing!

Albuquerque Wine Festival

By Zabrina Chavez
Enjoy the award-winning musicians, dine on delicious local cuisine, enjoy free painting classes and shop from over 50 local artisans.
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Butterfly Education and Awareness Day

Learn how to bring these winged beauties to the yard and help bring back the Monarchs in greater numbers.
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Corrales Garden Tour

A self-guided tour of six private gardens newly landscaped, rejuvenated and mature gardens from the Bosque to the sandhills.
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Edible and Medicinal Plant Hike

An instructional hike led by Dara Saville of Albuquerque Herbalism. Registration required.
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Pint Size Polkas

Mike Schneider brings the happiest music on earth together with magic and comedy, promising tons of fun for the whole family.
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Scribbling Machine

Make a motorized contraption that bounces, spins, bumps and moves to leave a mark to trace its path. For ages 13 to 17. Registration required.
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