While daily newspapers decline, Spanish media is booming
By Tim McGivern
Here's a free tip for all you ambitious, self-starting and well-organized students striving for a media career. Start brushing on up your Spanish.
By Tim McGivern
Cheers for a clown. With newspapers like the Albuquerque Journal helping his cause, no wonder Karl Rove is considered to be a genius.
Marty's Winning Strategy
Free advice can sometimes be worth a lot
By Greg Payne
Were the mayoral election held today and not at the end of next year, Mayor Martin Chavez would not be re-elected no matter how much money he raises and spends. Given the field of interested candidates (Marty, former D.A. Bob Schwartz, City Councilor Eric Griego, and State Sen. Linda Lopez to name some) odds are Schwartz would leave his post as Gov. Bill Richardson's crime guru and take up residence on the 11th floor of City Hall.
Ortiz y Pino
Voyage to Myra's Head
Find a pulse in our public schools before looking for one on Mars
By Jerry Ortiz y Pino
Last fall, New Mexicans approved two constitutional amendments dealing with education. One provided millions of dollars for educational reform. The other revamped the state department of education, bringing it under the governor's authority.
Odds & Ends
By Devin D. O'Leary
Dateline: Scotland—A would-be vampire working at the Edinburgh Dungeons' horror tour has been removed from her job after fainting at the sight of blood. Marianne Sellar, who plays a vampire at the popular tourist attraction, was about to take a bite from a "victim" planted in the audience when another audience member announced that she had a nosebleed. Ms. Sellar, 24, collapsed and was forced to admit to her bosses that she has had a life-long phobia of blood. "It is quite embarrassing," Sellar told the Daily Mail. "I had managed to keep my phobia a secret for three years because normally we only deal with fake blood, which I can handle. When the visitor showed me all the real blood, I just collapsed." Ms. Sellar has been moved to another part of the tourist attraction and a new actress is being trained to replace her role in the Dungeons' feature tour "Vampires: Fact or Fiction?"
[RE: March 25-31]: Last week's Alibi included a slick four-color insert promoting free cartons of Natural American Spirit cigarettes. It's another attempt by Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company to reach the target demographic for the brand: young, college-educated hipsters interested in natural products.
Roswell UFO Festival
By Joshua Lee
Light parade, 10k, alien costume contest and intergalactic carnival to celebrate all things extraterrestrial.
By Megan Reneau
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.
4th of July Fireworks Hot Spring Soak
By Renée Chavez
View a fireworks show from the home of the Giggling Springs. Reservations required.
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.
Design Camp at Albuquerque Museum of Art and History
Kids learn about New Mexico architect Antoine Predock and make artwork in a world-class museum setting.
Near North Valley Neighborhood Association Annual Meeting at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
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