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 V.17 No.28 | July 10 - 16, 2008 
Krazy Kat Records co-owner Charla Stange says her business has been adversely affected by the economy.
Tabatha Roybal

Newscity

Business as Usual?

Local establishments are coping with the sluggish economy, but some are struggling more than others

Is the floundering U.S. economy hurting local businesses? It depends who you ask. Business owners admit the economy has had some negative effects on themtheir cost of living has increased along with everyone else's. But many say their sales haven't dropped. Others haven't been so fortunate.

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News Feature

WANTED: Elections Bosses

Who will be in charge Nov. 4?

The state's Bureau of Elections is without two key officials as Election Day closes in.

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Answer Me This

Which Albuquerque business caught fire? Campaign contributions from a questionable source. Who's being named in a civil suit? And Los Alamos National Labs may be ...

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News Editorial

Give It Up

Government-funded abstinence-only education may finally be on its way out. Twelve years after the national program started, only slightly more than half the states are still on board, according to a June 24 Associated Press article. The rest decided in recent years to wash their hands clean of the poorly performing initiative, with New Mexico jumping on the common-sense bandwagon at the end of 2007.

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Commentary

Some Inconvenient Facts

Drilling won't strike cash

Syndicated cartoonist Ben Sargent drew a grandmotherly elephant sitting at a gas station. Granny GOP reads a fairy tale to a fuming motorist: “Is it true?’ asks Sally Consumer. “The very day we open the offshore and Arctic leases, we can supply all our own oil, and gasoline will be a dollar a gallon again?” “Oh yes!” says the Magic Petroleum Fairy.

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Ortiz y Pino

Can't Buy Us Hope

Sens. Barack Obama and John McCain are vying for the title of Change Agent in Chief because they recognize that Americans want the country to take a different direction from the course we’ve wobbled along on for eight pain-filled years. The public opinion polls clearly point out the despair the majority of voters feel over where we’re headed as a nation.

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Odds & Ends

DATELINE: ChinaThe most celebrated pig in China has added another chapter to his charmed life. The Chengdu Business Daily reports that Zhu Jianquiang (or “Pig Strong Will”), an animal that survived for more than five weeks on rainwater and charcoal while trapped in rubble caused by earthquakes in Sichuan in May, will be adopted by the Jianchuan Museum. The museum promises to care for the pig for the remainder of his natural life. In an official announcement, a Jianchuan Musuem curator stated that Zhu Jianquiang was “a symbol of Chinese endurance” and that an application would be filed with Guinness World Records officials. Said the pig’s owner, Wan Xingming: “When my wife fed him, two lines of tears dropped from his eyes.” Biographical movie proposals are reportedly in the works.

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Letters

The readers write.

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Today's Events

Read to the Dogs at South Valley Public Library

Children can practice their reading in a relaxed atmosphere with a registered therapy dog.

Albuquerque Newcomers Club at Sandia Presbyterian Church

Best of ABQ City Tour at ABQ Trolley Co. @ Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town

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