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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 (Saturday, Jun 25)

Off to the Races

Grand Opening

By Renee Chavez
The grand re-opening of the newest Grandstand in New Mexico.
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J. Grisham

EVENT HORIZON (Thursday, Jun 30)

Probees Anonymous

Roswell UFO Festival

By Joshua Lee
Light parade, 10k, alien costume contest and intergalactic carnival to celebrate all things extraterrestrial.
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EVENT HORIZON (Monday, Jul 4)

Freedom 4th

See the biggest firework show in the state to celebrate the 240th birthday of the USA along with a car show. Nationally known band Lonestar performs.
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Pixabay

EVENT HORIZON (Monday, Jul 4)

Steaming Pool of Freedom

4th of July Fireworks Hot Spring Soak

By Renée Chavez
View a fireworks show from the home of the Giggling Springs. Reservations required.
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Pixabay

EVENT HORIZON (Monday, Jul 4)

Boom Town

24th Annual 4th of July Celebration

By Devin O'Leary
The annual festival for family entertainment, with a lineup of New Mexico’s favorite bands, water slide and jump balloons, BBQ and food for sale and NM Tech’s famous fireworks display at dark.
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