Alibi V.15 No.45 • Nov 9-15, 2006 

Newscity

Hold Your Liquor

Las Cruces bar closings come after statewide changes to the Liquor Control Act

Las Cruces isn’t typically the first place that comes to mind when you hear the word “nightlife.” But until a couple weeks ago, you could still go out and see live music and do some bar-hopping.

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“We demand respect for our cultural patrimony.” The larger man in the red shirt is a representation of Gov. Ulises Ruiz.
The Coalition of Indigenous Teachers of Oaxaca (CMPIO)

News Feature

Oaxaca's Reach

Locals relate firsthand accounts of the Mexican city's rebellion as the movement draws supporters from around the country

Oaxaca lives in the international headlines these days, brief glimpses of a movement gathering momentum in Mexico since an early May teachers' strike set it in motion. President Vicente Fox sent 4,500 federal troops to the southern Mexican state on Oct. 29, and a protest of 20,000 from around the country gathered on the streets of Oaxaca to demand their removal over the weekend.

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Thin Line

Just Ducky—What do you get when you cross a Patricia Madrid rally, disgruntled demonstrators, a sore foot and a woman in a duck costume?

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Ortiz y Pino

Stem Cells: Separation of Church and State

Public policy shouldn’t be based on one group’s perspective

Two weeks ago, the governor announced he would seek $10 million in state funding to help the UNM Medical School pursue research into the possible beneficial uses of fetal stem cells.

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The Real Side

Staying the Course is Not a Strategy

Democrats, we’re talking to you

The Iraq war has been very, very good to Democrats. So it’s time they stuck their necks out for the troops.

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Odds & Ends

Dateline: The Netherlands--In an example of startling efficiency, a 65-year-old Dutch widow, who had meticulously planned her own funeral after her husband’s death last year, died last week next to her own grave. The elderly woman probably died of a heart attack while visiting the family grave in Amsterdam where her name, but no date, was already inscribed, De Telegraaf reported. The woman was carrying a handbag containing her will when she died. She had already organized all the details of her funeral, including what music she wanted played, the paper said.

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Letters

I enjoy reading your humorous and thought-provoking column, “¡Ask a Mexican!" I feel it promotes cultural understanding between New Mexicans and "Old" Mexicans. Gracias.

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Respect Your Elders

Obon Festival

A cultural holiday honoring the spirits of ancestors with folk dances, taiko drumming, lanterns and food. Participants receive a floating lantern and are released into the pond in the evening.
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When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth

Jurassic Quest

Kids love dinosaurs. This is a fact … because science. This event caters to that chid-like obsession. Head to the Albuquerque Convention Center for Jurassic Quest! It promises to deliver a far less scary version of the dinosaurs seen on film. Find a host of activities and spectacles to make the kids drool. With exhibit tours, science stations, dino crafts, face painting, a dino bounce, bungee pull, dino rides, fossil digs, food vendors and more than 80 lifelike dinos to see and hear, the entire family can get on board with this one and find some entertainment. Come on down on Friday, Aug. 17 from 3 to 8pm, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 18 and 19 from 9am to 8pm. There are 2 options for kids ages 2 to 12—general admission for $20 or VIP for $34. VIP tickets mean not having to pay the $5 up charge for select activities. Seniors are in for $18, adults pay $20 and kids 2 and under are free! Bring an extra $6 to $8 for parking and step back in time for the day.
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Goodbye, Summer(fest)!

Westside Summerfest

This family-friendly event features fun for everyone including an artisan market, microbrew garden, food trucks and live entertainment from local and national headliner Ozomatli.
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