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 May 5 - 11, 2011 
Schmidly’s Salary
Steven De Los Santos addresses a crowd of demonstrators from around the state who gathered in Clovis, N.M., on Sunday, May 1.
Courtesy of Jesse Lopez

Web Feature

Clovis’ LGBT Struggle

Students seek Gay-Straight Alliance

By James Walker, editor of the Clovis High School Purple Press

Starting a new club at Clovis High School is usually a routine process: Fill out forms, get approval from the administration, find members and establish meetings. All of this seemed to be going well for Steven De Los Santos, who spearheaded a Gay-Straight Alliance at Clovis High School—until administration postponed approval.

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Courtesy of Jesse Lopez

News Bite

Pride Flag Flies in Clovis

By Marisa Demarco

Demonstrators from around the state gathered on a cold, windy afternoon in Clovis, N.M., to show support for LGBT student rights.

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UNM President David Schmidly

Guest Editorial

Schmidly’s Salary

Did UNM’s top dog sucker the regents into paying him too much?

By Justin Delacour

With President David Schmidly’s late-April declaration that he will be stepping down next year, the time has come to contemplate what kind of pay might be appropriate for future UNM administrators.

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PBS President Paula Kerger

Talking Points

A Close Call

Public broadcasting breathes a sigh of relief

By Marisa Demarco
PBS President Paula Kerger doesn't look battle-worn. But the last few months can't have been easy. Earlier this year, Republicans in Congress waged a campaign to ax all federal funding slated for public broadcasting. The Alibi sat down with Kerger during her brief time in Albuquerque to talk about the future of public media and this year's battle to save it.

Council Watch

Curbside Recycling

By Carolyn Carlson

Albuquerque City Council will once again feature adoptable shelter animals. At the Monday, May 2 meeting, two dogs and a cat were shown via photos instead of being brought into the Council chambers, as they used to be under Councilor Sally Mayer. Either way, it is good to have the furry friends back.

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Odds and Ends

Odds & Ends

By Devin D. O’Leary
Funny because it happens to someone else.

Letters

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EVENT HORIZON (Monday, Feb 27)

Cold Snap

International Polar Bear Day

By Steve Bahama
Learn more about polar bears while watching feedings, listening to enrichment and zookeeper talks.
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EVENT HORIZON (Monday, Mar 6)

Think Outside the Second Dimension

Introduction to 3D Printing, Scanning and Design

By Maggie Grimason
Participants are individually scanned for 3D printing of themselves and learn how to design for 3D printing through an online program.
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EVENT HORIZON (Wednesday, Mar 8)

Rising Up

International Women's Day March and Rally

By Megan Reneau
March with locals in the community to commemorate this international holiday.
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EVENT HORIZON (Saturday, Aug 19)

New Mexico Hempfest

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