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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

The readers write.
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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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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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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