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 Nov 9 - 15, 2006 
Rex Barron


Hold Your Liquor

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

By Mark Sanders

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

By Marisa Demarco

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

By Amy Dalness

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

By Jerry Ortiz y Pino

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

By Jim Scarantino

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

By Devin D. O’Leary

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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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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EVENT HORIZON (Friday, Oct 28)

Get Learnt


By Megan Reneau
Influential women share their expertise on various topics ranging from gender parody to finding long term solutions to climate change.
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EVENT HORIZON (Saturday, Oct 29)

Mars in a Handbasket

Generation Beyond: Mars Experience Bus

By Joshua Lee
Kids experience travelling to Mars in a virtual reality bus, taking a tour along the surface of the Red Planet.
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EVENT HORIZON (Saturday, Oct 29)

Trick or Treat for the World

UNICEF Costume Party and Fundraiser

By Renée Chavez
Trick-or-treat in costume, enjoy snacks, cider, costume parades and Halloween fun all while raising money for refugee children across the world.
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EVENT HORIZON (Saturday, Oct 29)

A Grin that Glows

Jack-O'-Lantern Fest

By Renée Chavez
Enjoy food, live music, a stage show, familiar princesses, face painters, s'mores, balloon artists and more.
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