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 V.17 No.46 | November 13 - 19, 2008 
Sen. Shannon Robinson

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Sore Legislators

Judge throws out the lawsuit against nonprofits brought by outgoing politicians

A lawsuit filed by state legislators who lost primaries this summer was dismissed. State Rep. Dan Silva, and state Sens. Shannon Robinson and James Taylor—all Democrats—brought the suit blaming certain nonprofits for their defeat.

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Answer Me This

APD says it busted a ... What kind of building caught fire?
How long is the Club 7 owner's sentence?
And what was found in Downtown Santa Fe?

1) Police say they broke up a ...
a. Drug ring
b. prostitution ring
c. Illegal weapons ring
d. Identity theft ring

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Council Watch

Hot-Air War

Two city employees expressed their disappointment with the City Council during the Wednesday, Nov. 5 meeting. The Council failed to override Mayor Martin Chavez’ veto of a bill on Sept. 3 that would have allowed for arbitration between the city and its workers. One of the workers said a single councilor’s vote kept them from getting an ordinance that would allow an independent arbitrator to oversee labor-management negotiation. Councilor Sally Mayer said four councilors, not just one, voted against arbitration. To override a veto, the council must have a 6-3 majority.

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Special Edition News Crossword

Word Nerd

Test your local news knowledge with this homemade crossword puzzle.

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Odds and Ends

Odds & Ends

Dateline: Sweden—Supporters of the Stockholm-based AIK ice hockey team demonstrated their disdain for a rival player at last Tuesday night’s game by showering the ice with dildos. The tumescent taunts were directed at Jan Huokko, a former AIK team member now playing defense for the Leksand hockey club. Ahead of Tuesday’s match against Leksand, the website for AIK’s unofficial supporter group instructed fans to bring dildos to the match to remind Huokko of the sex scandal that plagued him earlier this year. Back in June, a sexually explicit video clip featuring the 34-year-old athlete and his girlfriend ended up on the Internet. Huokko had recorded the clip on his cell phone and wasn’t surprised to see it spread across the Internet after the phone was stolen. “It was a private thing between me and my girl,” he said at the time. “That’s what people do when it comes to sex.” The Expressen newspaper reported dozens of sex toys littering the ice before the Tuesday night match started. Vulgar chants directed at Huokko continued throughout the match, which Leksand ended up losing 3-2. AIK club management was aware of the fans’ plans but elected not to intervene. “We’d also heard mention of it, but we decided that it would only be worse if we went out and told the fans they were absolutely not allowed to throw dildos on the ice,” AIK club head Mats Hedenström told the newspaper.

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I'm appalled at the ignorant insensitivity spewed by Jessica Cassyle Carr in "Is the Journal Drunk? (I Certainly Am.)" [Thin Line, Oct. 30-Nov. 5]. Carr admits in her title she was drunk writing it, which she certainly shouldn't be if she's writing about a topic as serious as DWI. The result is a trashy article. My mother was killed by a drunk driver in 1989 on State Road 44. She was hit head-on by a man with a .14 BAC, almost two times above the legal limit. My then 9-year-old brother, the lone survivor in the crash killing three, suffered broken bones, physical and emotional scars, and spent a month in the hospital. Countless others endure this senseless tragedy from DWI. Carr’s wrong perspective lacks maturity and empathy toward this devastating act. Any efforts put forth by this state with one of the worst DWI problems in the nation (ranked No. 2) to reduce the high number of fatalities and injuries is well worth our tax dollars. It is far from an "unusual fascination" with drunk driving. Carr’s words are unusually offensive.

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EVENT HORIZON (Saturday, Oct 22)


Naturalist Series: Bats Found Around the World

Dr. Ernie Valdez from the U.S. Geological Survey discusses different shapes, sizes and colors of bats that occur around the world and their unique behaviors that reflect their amazing morphology.
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EVENT HORIZON (Saturday, Oct 22)

Pittie the Fool

Eighth Annual Pittie Parade

Celebrate your favorite pet with adoptable dogs and several rescue groups. Participate in the Pittie Parade and canine costume and tricks contests.
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EVENT HORIZON (Sunday, Oct 23)

Straight Outta Carlsbad

A Special Evening with Linda Wertheimer

The legendary broadcast journalist and New Mexico native discusses her unique insights on today's top news stories. A panel discussion featuring KUNM’s news staff follows Wertheimer’s presentation.
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EVENT HORIZON (Sunday, Oct 23)

Running Water

Third Annual Acequia Celebration and Fun Run

Support a benefit for a small South Valley organization that aims to protect and preserve ways of life and local traditions in our community.
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EVENT HORIZON (Friday, Oct 28)

Get Learnt


Influential women share their expertise on various topics ranging from gender parody to finding long term solutions to climate change.
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EVENT HORIZON (Saturday, Oct 29)

A Grin that Glows

Jack-O'-Lantern Fest

Enjoy food, live music, a stage show, familiar princesses, face painters, s'mores, balloon artists and more.
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Tomorrow's Events

Celebrate your favorite pet with adoptable dogs and several rescue groups. Participate in the Pittie Parade and canine costume and tricks contests.

Pit Bull Training at Eastside Animal Shelter

Naturalist Series: Bats Found Around the World at Bachechi Open Space

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