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 Sep 22 - 28, 2011 
An Uphill Battle

Sports

An Uphill Battle

Winners and losers confront the climb

By Toby Smith
Sixty-some women from across the globe are at the club this week to compete in the ColemanVision Tennis Championships, a United States Tennis Association Pro Circuit event. By the finals on Sunday, all of them will have confronted the hill.
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Sports News

The Lighter Side of Cage Fighting

Big opportunities for small fighters as the UFC warms up to a new weight class

By Ari LeVaux
MMA’s premiere league, the UFC, is catching on. President Dana White has promised a Flyweight division, possibly as soon as 2012.

Council Watch

Give-and-Take

By Carolyn Carlson
A compromise on APD and putting off big decisions
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Ortiz y Pino

Cities Should Gain Weight

By Jerry Ortiz y Pino
There’s an ever-increasing percentage of New Mexicans who reside in cities, not farms or ranches, not even small towns. This ought to have pushed us away from rural dominance of the Legislature.

News Bite

The Empty City

By Christie Chisholm
Humans would be disruptive variables in the New Mexico ghost town a tech company wants to build.
Odds and Ends

Odds & Ends

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

Letters

The readers write.
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EVENT HORIZON (Tuesday, May 3)

The Kind of Hero We Need

Assistance Dogs of the West's 21st Annual Graduation Ceremony

By Megan Reneau
Dogs graduate to take on new roles within the judicial system, veterans’ groups, the FBI, and help individuals with disabilities. Hosted by Ali McGraw.
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EVENT HORIZON (Friday, May 6)

Con-con-con-con COOOON

Sabaku Con

By Devin O'Leary
An anime and Japanese pop-culture convention featuring competitive gaming, cosplay workshops and panels with celebrities like Cara Nicole, Brittney Karbowski and Maile Flanagan.
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EVENT HORIZON (Saturday, May 7)

Nature, Man

Herbfest 2016

By Joshua Lee
Herbs, wildflowers, native plants and arts and crafts for sale, guided bird and nature walks, live music, crafts for kids, a raffle and refreshments.
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EVENT HORIZON (Saturday, May 7)

Hey Bob, Try a Kebab

Albuquerque Turkish Festival

By Renee Chavez
Sample Turkish-Mediterranean cuisine, cultural exhibits, folk dances, live music, arts and crafts and more.
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EVENT HORIZON (Saturday, May 7)

Oh, wow-o!

Cinco de Mayo Folk Art and Music Festival

By Taylor Grabowsky
Featuring over 35 local artists, music by Alpha Blue and Mariachi Amor Eternal, and Wild Fiesta Apron Contest hosted by Cherie and Pamela Montoya.
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EVENT HORIZON (Saturday, May 7)

Say 'Chubby Bunny' Five Times Fast

Rabbit Adoption Event

By Renee Chavez
The New Mexico House Rabbit Society is adopting out rabbits seeking their forever homes. Free nail trims for those who bring their pet rabbits.
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EVENT HORIZON (Saturday, May 7)

Sabaku Con

An anime and Japanese pop-culture convention featuring competitive gaming, cosplay workshops and panels with celebrities like Cara Nicole, Brittney Karbowski and Maile Flanagan.
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EVENT HORIZON (Sunday, May 8)

Sabaku Con

An anime and Japanese pop-culture convention featuring competitive gaming, cosplay workshops and panels with celebrities like Cara Nicole, Brittney Karbowski and Maile Flanagan.
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