Jan 10 - 16, 2008 

Newscity

Well Wishes

High levels of silica in Rio Rancho wells could pose a health threat

By Simon McCormack

A new study may make Rio Rancho residents swallow hard.

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Answer Me This

By Marisa Demarco

What did one traveling family find in a Santa Fe bathroom? What question does the mayor want the courts to answer? Where will our state's National Guard be deployed? How many animals left the city's shelters alive last year?

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Frank Benavidez and Katrina Sanford clean the sidewalks of Central in the Downtown area.
Adrian Garcia

Worker Files

Street Cleaners

Get to know the people responsible for mopping up your party mess

By Marisa Demarco

The Worker Files is a new Alibi feature spotlighting people with interesting jobs in New Mexico. If you’ve got a noteworthy job or know someone who does, contact News Editor Marisa Demarco at (505) 346-0660 ext. 245.

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Thin Line

By Christie Chisholm

Ztohoven

Six artists from the Czech Republic scaled a television tower last June in the northern part of their country, connected a computer to the camera and broadcast cable, and hacked a fake nuclear explosion into a national weather forecast.

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Ortiz y Pino

Where’s the Finish Line?

What to look for in this year's Legislative Session

By Jerry Ortiz y Pino

On Tuesday, Jan. 15, the New Mexico Legislature will convene for this year’s 30-day session. These “short” sessions in even-numbered years were originally intended to deal with budget issues, which lent a spare quality to its work, a sort of pared-down character that used to make it more of a sprint than the longer, 60-day “regular” sessions that were often endurance marathons.

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Odds & Ends

By Devin D. O’Leary

Dateline: Australia--A snake was saved by surgery last Wednesday after mistaking a quartet of golfballs for a hearty meal of chicken eggs. A couple had placed the balls in their chicken coop at Nobbys Creek in New South Wales to encourage their hen to nest, Australian Associated Press reported. Late last month, they found the balls missing and discovered a lumpy carpet python nearby. They took the 32-inch non-venomous snake to the nearby Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, where senior veterinarian Michael Pyne operated to remove the golfballs from the snake’s intestine. Pyne told reporters the animal is now on the road to a speedy recovery.

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Letters

The readers write.

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