Climb the Stairway to Heaven, Ride the Elevator to Jail
Six peaceful anti-war protesters are convicted on federal charges, facing jail time and fines
By Kate Trainor
Six Catholic peace activists were tried and convicted on federal charges last Thursday, following their assembly in the lobby elevator of the Joseph M. Montoya Federal Building in Santa Fe last fall [Re: Newscity, "Red Alert!" Jan. 25-31]. The activists, with three others, are known as the “Elevator Nine,” and now face up to 30 days in jail and a $5,000 fine for their nonviolent, anti-war demonstration.
Publicly financed candidates face limits on how much professional help they can seek
By Marisa Demarco
“In good faith.” Those three words crop up often when discussing rules for publicly financed Council candidates with interim City Clerk Randy Autio.
Dear Rich Benefactor/Bored Independently Wealthy Socialite,
I hear it's hard to be rich. Everything is possible, there are so few hurdles on your cushy track to success, many of you often develop strange phobias and fetishes—say, a taste for only white or clear foods.
Asshat of the Week
“I have one of those jobs where you actually have to do things. The lieutenant governor has a job that I think she would even concede doesn’t require a lot of heavy lifting.”
Answer Me This
By Marisa Demarco
How overcrowded is the city's jail? Who would win in a fight: Denish or Chavez? Who's in charge of the city's animal shelters? Is that coal plant thing happening?
Move ’Em Out the Chute
By Laura Sanchez
Councilors plowed through a crowded agenda at the Sept. 5 meeting. An administration bill upping fines for illegal use of disabled parking spaces passed unanimously. Councilor Michael Cadigan's bill restoring a four-way stop sign and a lower speed limit at the intersection of Rainbow Blvd. and Ventana Village Rd. also passed unanimously.
The Real Side
The Paper Trained Party
By Jim Scarantino
Quick. State the position of the Democratic Party on the Iraq War. Where do they stand on attacking Iran?
Odds & Ends
By Devin D. O’Leary
DATELINE: NEPAL—Nepal’s state-run airline helped get one of its malfunctioning planes back in the air by sacrificing two goats on the runway to appease a Hindu god. Nepal Airlines said the animals were slaughtered in front of the plane, a Boeing 757, at Katmandu airport. The offering was made to Akash Bhairab, the Hindu god of sky protection. The airline said that after the ceremony the plane successfully completed a flight to Hong Kong. “The snag in the plane has now been fixed and the aircraft has resumed its flights,” senior airline official Raju KC told BBC News. Nepal Airlines has two Boeing aircraft in its fleet, but persistent mechanical difficulties with one of them has led to the postponement of a number of flights in recent weeks.
Jerry Ortiz y Pino's "General Petraeus' Anticlimax” [Sept. 6-12] was very informative. But I would like to add my views as a paleoconservative. Paleocons were against the invasion of Iraq from the start.
By Maggie Grimason
Kids race a 1k while adults participate in a 5k or run in an 8k. The run benefits non-profit Global Health Partnerships, an organization that provides medical care and humanitarian aid to the poor in rural Kenya with local community support.
QTPOC Meet and Greet
By Megan Reneau
Connect with other queer and or trans people of color. Learn about organizations and events from members of the community.
Wildlife Rescue Training for Volunteers
By Renée Chavez
Learn ways you can help and care for more than 2,000 wild animals each year. Ages 11 and up welcome.
April Fools A.R.T. Fest
By Megan Reneau
A block party on Harvard with four stages of music, free outdoor yoga classes, face painting, ariel performance and much more.
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