Alibi V.17 No.25 • June 19-25, 2008 
New Mexico Youth Organized poses in front of the “Bus for Change” after a Saturday trash pick-up in Alamosa Park.

News Feature

Dying Blue Collars Green

Youth and city councilors ally for green jobs training

It started with a survey asking several hundred of Albuquerque’s youth a straight question: “What concerns you?” Most common answer: the environment. Their answer has since spawned an alliance between a group of young people and four city councilors, pushing to pass legislation addressing their concern.

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Neverending Stories

No-Go for 2000 Gold Condos

University area project deemed "too intense" for the neighborhood

The City Council unanimously told a condo developer that it likes the idea of a project at the 2000 Gold parking lot—just not this project.

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Answer Me This

Cruising for trouble. What's APS up to? Los Alamos gets a new toy. And what exotic animal found its way to Santa Fe?

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David Barsamian speaks at the Albuquerque Center for Peace and Justice on Friday, June 13.
Simon McCormack

Talking Points

Weapons of Mass Distraction

“Alternative Radio” host David Barsamian says millions are tuning out mainstream media

The United States is a threat to Iran, rather than the other way around, says journalist David Barsamian. For 30 years, Armenian author Barsamian has provided a platform for progressive voices.

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The Real Side

The Udall Economy

Restricting energy supplies means higher prices

Tom Udall’s Senate campaign is running a television ad blaming high gasoline, food and health care costs on “the George W. Bush economy.” We see a disgusted driver, followed by a fed-up mother and, lastly, a despairing patient. Then we see Tom Udall. He looks into the camera and says, “We have to get serious about alternative energy. That will lower gas and food prices.”

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Eric J. Garcia

Odds & Ends

DATELINE: DENMARK—A note to impassioned animal activists: Eating household pets may not be the best way to further your cause. A group of journalism students in Arhus had their Facebook accounts closed after they uploaded 30 pictures of themselves cooking and eating a cat (their group profile also included a recipe for a dish called "litter box"). The cat was feral and had been shot by a farmer attempting to slim the number of felines on his property; it was then prepared by a professional chef before the group sat down to dinner. The purpose of the experiment was to draw attention to the abuse of food animals. "We wanted people to think about what it was they were putting in their mouths," said group member Laura Bøge Mortensen, according to the Copenhagen Post. "It's hypocritical for us to spend thousands of kroner on our pets, yet buy the cheapest pork from Netto that comes from pigs that have lived a horrid life. And just why is it that it's worse to eat a cat than a pig?" Still, the meal wasn't without squeamishness. "We had to count to three before we sat down to eat, and I wouldn't really say that we stuffed our face," Mortensen said. "Everyone did take a bite though."

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Christie Chisholm

Letters

Alibi staffers disguised as Queen’s Freddie Mercury danced their way up Central in a heavenly float last Saturday, June 14, for the Gay Pride Parade. We are all the champions.

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Confused, but in a Sexy Way

I Can Lick My Own Eyebrows

A guide to assemble and execute phenomenal scenes and personal fantasies.
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Grave New World

Famous and Unusual Graves in N.M.

Dr. Richard Melzer discusses the most illustrious and notorious final resting places around the state of leaders to unsung heroes, criminals to artists and more.
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Elected!

Fireside Chat with Tim Keller and Dan Lewis

An in-depth discussion with the candidates for the Mayoral run-off election.
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Not A'Feared

Spirits of New Mexico's Past

Listen to historical figures' amazing stories of bygone events.
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Calaveras, Maravillas y Muertos

Dia de los Muertos Community Celebration of Life

Celebrate life and those who have passed. Enjoy pet blessings, live music by Wagogo, arts and crafts vendors, a growers market, a Dia de los Muertos altar, and more.
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Happy Harvest

Fourth Annual Harvest Festival

Food, fun, music and seasonal activities.
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Just a Treat

Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF Costume Party Fundraiser

Wear your best costume, enjoy snacks, cider, a parade, games, contests and more while raising money for United Nations Children’s Fund.
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A Real Treat

14th Annual Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Halloween Carnival

A great and safe way for little ones with diabetes to celebrate Halloween with their families and friends.
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