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 Jul 24 - 30, 2008 

Newscity

On the Inside

Jail-based charter school is the first of its kind in the United States

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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."


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Second Look

A Deadly Week

Police and citizens react to six killings in eight days

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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.


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Answer Me This

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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?


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Valerie Plame Wilson

Talking Points

The Plame Affair

Outed CIA agent Valerie Plame Wilson discusses her memoir, the FISA amendment and her move to New Mexico

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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.


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Ortiz y Pino

Hearts and Minds

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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.


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A city concept drawing shows what a streetcar might look like while travelling west on Central.

Guest Editorial

Streetcar Straight Talk

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Jim Scarantino’s “Trolley Roundabout” column [Re: The Real Side, July 17-23] was full of out-and-out falsehoods.


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Eric J. Garcia

Odds & Ends

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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.


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Letters

[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.


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Bubble Popped

Big Bubble Circus

By Joshua Lee
Jim Jackson brings a hilarious mix of circus magic and buffoonery with soap bubbles in every size and form.
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Courtesy of the Office of African American Affairs

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Black Matter: The Untapped Voices of 2018

N.M. Black Expo 2018

By August March
Small business owners, healthcare providers, educators, technology professionals, performing artists and community organizations join together to celebrate African American culture.
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Courtesy of the artist

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Don't Beat Around the Bush, Sensi-Boys

How to Make Love to a Woman: A Workshop for Men

By Ramona Beezus
Learn about the complexities of a woman's anatomy and arousal as well as practice qigong forms to build sexual energy to become a better lover. Pre-registration required.
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Summer Institute Performances: Circo Latino

See young artists, ages 8 to 13, present an original show featuring trapeze, juggling, stilting, acrobatics, clowning, live music and more.
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¡Baile!: Rueda de Casino (Cuban Salsa) Dance Classes

Instructors Evelyn Mora and Norma Quiñones offer a chance for families and friends to learn the history, culture and basic movements for salsa, bachata, merengue and more.
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