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 Feb 10 - 16, 2011 
Sunday by the Big Screen

Veterans' Affairs

Sunday by the Big Screen

By Toby Smith

As Christina Aguilera began to stumble through the national anthem before Sunday’s Super Bowl, nobody in the SCI stood up.

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Council Bite

Cold-Weather Friends

By Carolyn Carlson

Praises were sung at the Monday, Feb. 7 Council meeting about the way city employees handled weather-related problems. Councilor Rey Garduño started the accolades, and others chimed in, thanking police officers, the fire department and street workers for keeping the city safe during some of the coldest February days in New Mexico’s recorded history.

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Ortiz y Pino

The Guv Who Cried Fiscal Calamity

By Jerry Ortiz y Pino

Gov. Susana Martinez’ administration got started on the wrong foot.

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Odds and Ends

Odds & Ends

By Devin D. O’Leary

Dateline: China—China’s government is embarrassed after it was caught demonstrating its latest military hardware through old clips of the Tom Cruise film Top Gun. Footage supposedly showing the new J-10 fighter knocking another jet out of the sky with an air-to-air missile was broadcast by state-sponsored China Central Television on Jan. 23. Internet observers quickly noticed similarities between the training exercise footage and the ’80s action flick. The Wall Street Journal published a side-by-side comparison between the two videos online. Sure enough, the images are identical. The footage has since been removed from the CCTV website and network officials are refusing to comment.

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Letters

Why are New Mexico citizens dependent on Texas for gas for heat? New Mexico citizens through their state own large gas and oil fields. We export a lot to other states. So why are we suffering shortages of heating gas and electricity in this crisis? What is going on? Is this like an Enron manipulated shortage?

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EVENT HORIZON (Tuesday, Dec 6)

The Other Rio Grande

River of Lights

Enjoy the magic of millions of twinkling lights and dazzling holiday displays at New Mexico's largest walk-through light show.
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EVENT HORIZON (Wednesday, Dec 7)

Second Star to the Right

Stargazing Night

By Megan Reneau
Peer through telescopes at the dark winter sky. Learn about stars, constellations and other night sky objects with astronomers from the Albuquerque Astronomical Society.
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EVENT HORIZON (Saturday, Dec 10)

Starlight in a Paper Bag

Eleventh Annual South Valley Acequia of Lights

By Renée Chavez
Stroll along the enchanting luminaria-lit Atrisco Acequia under the stars.
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