Alibi V.16 No.51 • Dec 20-26, 2007 

Newscity

SWOP Gets the Boot

Who's bending the ears of Albuquerque students?

Political solicitation is not allowed on Albuquerque Public Schools campuses. Military-based organizations are not considered political, says Rigo Chavez, APS spokesperson.

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Answer Me This

The high school rumor mill strikes again. How will the State Senate kick off its next session? Why is the governor in hot water? How did a mail carrier allegedly dispose of his loot?

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The Real Side

Wolf Music

Catch it while you can

Winter in the Gila. Snow sparkles between the trees. Ponderosas cast long shadows in the moon’s cold light. It is a magical, frozen night deep in New Mexico’s greatest wilderness.

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Thin Line

His Name is Kevin Martin

Most of us can identify the major national figures who have an impact on our lives: the Cheneys, the Clintons, the Richardsons. Few would probably know the name Kevin Martin. He's the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, and his actions Tuesday, Dec. 18, reduced your options in this media-soaked environment.

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The Radford Files

A Closer Look at Psychic Predictions

While going though files on psychics in my Buffalo, N.Y., office a few years ago, I came across a newspaper article listing annual psychic predictions--in and of itself, an unremarkable find. The article appeared in this very newspaper, and featured predictions from local psychics for the following year. What made this particular article interesting was the year being predicted: 2001, in an issue dated Jan. 11-17.

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Profile

Fueling the Revolution

Local company shows you how to run your car on H2O

Russell Pickavance's short list of life goals reads something like this: 1) Make an affordable, water-powered car. 2) Feed everyone in the world.

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Odds and Ends

Odds & Ends

Dateline: Japan--An aquarium in Tokyo has turned to a Japanese inventor for a novel way to light a Christmas tree--using electric eels. Inventor Kazuhiko Minawa said it took him more than a month to devise a system that would effectively harness eel power. Two aluminum panels were eventually placed inside the eels’ tank to serve as electrodes. Cables attached to the panels supply the lights on a nearby tree with electricity. “If we could gather electric eels from all around the world, we would be able to light up an unimaginably giant Christmas tree,” Minawa told Reuters Television. The tree, which will stay illuminated until Christmas, is proving itself a popular attraction, drawing tourists from all over the country.

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Letters

I was surprised to see Simon McCormack's column, “Transgender Transfixion," in the Dec. 6 issue of the Alibi [Thin Line]. While I lived in Arizona from 2001 to 2005 I had numerous media stories published concerning the transgender community. Yet after I moved to New Mexico in 2006, not one newspaper has paid any attention to my queries. This includes the Alibi, which I've contacted at least three times during the past two years with offers to provide an inside perspective on this community.

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EVENT HORIZON (Sunday, Apr 30)

Olly Olly Oxen Free

Epic Hide and Seek

A park-wide game of hide and seek, camouflage, deer and wolf and other outdoor games.
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EVENT HORIZON (Thursday, May 4)

Allies Unite!

Town Hall on Immigration

Discuss policies and the realities of immigration in N.M. and learn about opportunities to volunteer to support immigrant families.
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EVENT HORIZON (Friday, May 5)

The Big Five-Five

Cinco de Mayo

Performances from Ballet Folklorico Fiesta Mexicana and Mariachi Buenaventura with a presentation on the history of Cinco de May celebrations by Teresa Carpy from Consulado de Mexico en Albuquerque.
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EVENT HORIZON (Sunday, May 7)

Travel Well and Arrive

New MeXpo

Over 50 destination booths, indoor and outdoor activities, live entertainment, food trucks, a beer garden and more.
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EVENT HORIZON (Saturday, May 13)

Youth of the Nation

Youth Engagement

Kids identify their skills while learning about themselves, how to approach different activities with an economic mindset and find hobbies that are inherently valuable.
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