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 Jun 24 - 30, 2004 

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Group Protests Predatory Lending

Low income families storm Westside accounting office

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A national organization advocating for low-income families' rights is taking its fight against alleged unethical business practices by several well-known tax preparation companies to a new extreme.


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Thin Line

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The Reagan-Bush Affair. Salon.com just keeps on opening a daily can of editorial whoop-ass on Dubya like no other news source in America. Recently, the e-zine was the first to seize upon Ronald Reagan Jr.'s scorn for the current Bush administration. At his father's burial service, Ron Jr., said: "Dad was ... a deeply, unabashedly religious man. But he never made the fatal mistake of so many politicians wearing his faith on his sleeve to gain political advantage." The statement clearly rebuked the current Bush administration's faith-based governmental policies, and days later Salon scored an exclusive interview with the famous dog show host that has since made it difficult for Bush to wrap himself in the Reagan legacy.


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Stacey Adams

News Feature

Coverage You Can't Count On

South Valley Bosque fire gets doused with a dose of manic hysteria

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On the night of Thursday, June 10, Bernalillo County Fire Chief Bett Clark was leading a troop of local TV reporters down Brown Road in the South Valley, to the property where a fire in the Bosque ignited earlier that afternoon.


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Ortiz y Pino

Sniffing Out the Reagan Legacy

The Gipper was a low-rent actor, and Dubya's in a category by himself

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Listening to, watching and reading the tidal wave of elegiac gushings occasioned by the death of former President Ronald Reagan was a peculiar experience for me. I mean, I had no idea who it was that they were all gushing about. It certainly wasn't the man I remembered.


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Payne's World

Lex Luthor's Legal System

Time to demand more accountability from the judiciary

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Reforming the state's judicial system is a hot topic no matter where you turn these days. Whether certain state legislators, journalists, trial lawyers or judges of New Mexico choose to acknowledge it, the overwhelming majority of our residents suspect that something is rotten in Denmark or, in this case, something is screwy within the halls of justice. And it is.


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Scott Rickson

Odds & Ends

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Dateline: Poland—Plastic surgery: It's not just for movie stars anymore. The seaside town of Ustka is giving a makeover to its official mascot, the Ustka mermaid. The classical seafaring image, featured on the town's coat of arms, is used in tourism campaigns. City officials announced earlier this year that the mermaid's waist would be reduced and her bust enhanced in an attempt to lure tourists. An Ustka official says the breast enhancement will make the mermaid “more attractive and Ustka will gain publicity.”


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Letters

[RE: “Urban Hayseeds,” June 17-23] Thank you for the cover article acknowledging a handful of our local growers. Unfortunately, you left out a very important piece to the local produce picture. That is the Albuquerque Area Growers Markets. There are six Growers Markets scattered throughout the Metropolitan Albuquerque area, each with their own scheduled day. Go to abqgrowersmkts.org for a complete list of locations and schedules.


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I Wanna Be a Cowboy, Baby

Cowboy Days Music and Brews Nite

By August March
An eclectic evening of music, beer, food, entertainment and contests celebrating the cowboy days of yesteryear.
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Bubble Popped

Big Bubble Circus

By Joshua Lee
Jim Jackson brings a hilarious mix of circus magic and buffoonery with soap bubbles in every size and form.
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Courtesy of the Office of African American Affairs

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Black Matter: The Untapped Voices of 2018

N.M. Black Expo 2018

By August March
Small business owners, healthcare providers, educators, technology professionals, performing artists and community organizations join together to celebrate African American culture.
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Courtesy of the artist

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Don't Beat Around the Bush, Sensi-Boys

How to Make Love to a Woman: A Workshop for Men

By Ramona Beezus
Learn about the complexities of a woman's anatomy and arousal as well as practice qigong forms to build sexual energy to become a better lover. Pre-registration required.
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