On the Inside
Jail-based charter school is the first of its kind in the United States
By Marisa Demarco
The first time Jennifer Pate walked into her new workplace, coworkers asked her if she was OK. "I must have been pale as a ghost and just doe-eyed," she says. "Here I was all tough, thinking, I can do this, no big deal. This will be a great job. Soon as that big door goes kachoom behind you, it was like, Oh my god. I'm on the inside now."
A Deadly Week
Police and citizens react to six killings in eight days
By Simon McCormack
Saturday, July 5: A man living at an East Central apartment complex is arrested on charges of shooting and killing one person and wounding another.
Answer Me This
By Simon McCormack
How does the governor say we should deal with high gas prices? What Albuquerque phenomenon is migrating to Santa Fe? An unwelcome surprise at a garage sale for a good cause. And a Rio Rancho resident cashes in on what game show?
The Plame Affair
Outed CIA agent Valerie Plame Wilson discusses her memoir, the FISA amendment and her move to New Mexico
By Aeriel Emig
Valerie Plame Wilson’s identity is no longer a secret. Five years and two lawsuits later, neither is her story. In her October 2007 memoir, Fair Game: How a Top CIA Agent Was Betrayed by Her Own Government, former agent Wilson chronicles how her life shifted from serving her country to suing her country.
Ortiz y Pino
Hearts and Minds
By Jerry Ortiz y Pino
In recent weeks, Sen. John McCain has begun to slip into a repetitive refrain, one intended to distinguish his position on Iraq from Sen. Barack Obama’s.
Streetcar Straight Talk
By Isaac Benton, Albuquerque City Councilor, District 3
Jim Scarantino’s “Trolley Roundabout” column [Re: The Real Side, July 17-23] was full of out-and-out falsehoods.
Eric J. Garcia
Odds & Ends
By Os Davis
DATELINE: Taiwan—An amorous couple survived a 150-foot plunge down the face of a cliff after their lovemaking set the car rolling. “They had parked up close to the edge of the mountain and had left the handbrake off," said a police spokesperson. "They were lucky they were not more seriously hurt." Lin Gu, 25, and Lee Shin, 29, suffered only a few broken bones after the incident. The couple managed to climb back up the hill to seek assistance, though Shin pleaded with those who helped her not to reveal the cause of the accident for fear that her husband would seek a divorce.
[Re: Feature, “Theatrical Mixer,” July 17-23] Amy Dalness has written a good starter to Albuquerque Theater. We attend a lot, as much as we can.
International Polar Bear Day
By Steve Bahama
Learn more about polar bears while watching feedings, listening to enrichment and zookeeper talks.
Introduction to 3D Printing, Scanning and Design
By Maggie Grimason
Participants are individually scanned for 3D printing of themselves and learn how to design for 3D printing through an online program.
International Women's Day March and Rally
By Megan Reneau
March with locals in the community to commemorate this international holiday.
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