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 V.18 No.11 | March 12 - 18, 2009 
Lissa Knudsen and her 4-year-old daughter Melia Krikorian whoosh down the double slide at Roosevelt Park. Knudsen wants to make sure more people can take advantage of the Children’s Campus.
Guinn Purvis

Newscity

Teeming With Tots

UNM students must wait years to get campus child care

Monnica Garcia says she lucked out.

After she became pregnant, she hopped on the waiting list for UNM’s Children’s Campus for Early Care and Education while she was still in high school. A year and a half later, her son’s name was called. Garcia enrolled him at the daycare center just in time to start taking classes at UNM in 2002.

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Answer Me This

What did a woman accidentally gulp down? How much could PNM rates increase? Albuquerque Public Schools has a plan for "high-poverty" schools. UNM men's basketball head coach won an award for what?

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City Boss Fight 2009

The Mayor of Q-Ville

Competitors stand elbow to elbow on the crowded field of applicants for Burque’s top job.

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Thin Line

Unwanted Legacy

Media coverage of crime is always divisive. Reporters have to respect victims and their grieving families while writing for a public that thrives on grisly details.

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Making Sausage

Making Sausage

Guns 'n' Wine (and Roses)

You want to bring a gun in to a restaurant that sells alcohol? The Senate's OK with that. A bill sponsored by Democratic Sen. George Munoz and backed by the National Rifle Association was passed by the Senate and is on its way to the House. Opposing lawmakers balked at allowing patrons to carry concealed weapons into family restaurants where liquor is served.

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Council Watch

Hastened Expiration

Councilor Michael Cadigan called out Mayor Martin Chavez and his administration for not issuing a public statement about the 13 bodies excavated from the mesa. Councilor Ken Sanchez said he spoke to Albuquerque Police Chief Ray Schultz about the situation, and the chief is willing to keep the Council updated. Councilor Trudy Jones gave a shout-out to Schultz, who was sitting in on the meeting, and requested an update right then and there. Chief Schultz declined, saying he would prefer to talk with the councilors about the case in a one-on-one setting out of public view.

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Ortiz y Pino

Stimulate the Stimulus

Remember last November, when it slowly began to dawn on us poor sap taxpayers that the hundreds of billions of dollars of public money the federal government had poured into the bailout of our failing multinational financial industry was going nowhere but into the bankers’ pockets and their corporate lockboxes?

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Odds and Ends

Odds & Ends

Dateline: Australia—Police in Queensland were called out to a “mini-riot” after a man refused to take off his clothes at a notorious nudist colony’s sex party. Police were summoned amid threats of violence and ordered John Harrison of Brisbane and his wife to leave the “anything goes” orgy, reports the Courier-Mail. The incident happened at the White Cockatoo resort, near Port Douglas, which is promoting a month of “adults only” hedonism to boost sagging tourism figures. Owner Tony Fox said the row erupted when four naked female guests protested when confronted by the fully clothed man. “They felt uncomfortable with him eyeing them up, and I asked him to show some respect and take his clothes off,” said Fox. “He then threatened to bash me. There was some argy-bargy and I ordered him off the premises and police were called.”

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Letters

The cover of this issue [March 5-11] was appalling! With domestic abuse in New Mexico at epidemic proportions and macho attitudes inflamed by a bad economy, it is too bad that the Alibi has to encourage this behavior with its cover artwork. You owe battered women and children of Albuquerque an apology.

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EVENT HORIZON (Thursday, Aug 25)

Black Culture and Black Futures

NM Black Expo 2

Discuss shared cultural experiences regarding health care advocacy, education advancement, policy advocacy, community development and celebrate Black culture.
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EVENT HORIZON (Friday, Aug 26)

Face the Sun

Mountainair Sunflower Festival

Enjoy arts and crafts, a sunflower hat contest, food vendors, children's activities and juried art show. Live entertainment from Rye Creek, Erineo, The Roadrunners and Kubatana Marimba Southwest.
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EVENT HORIZON (Saturday, Aug 27)

Make it 'Til You Make It

Albuquerque Mini Maker Faire

A family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness and a celebration of the maker movement.
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EVENT HORIZON (Tuesday, Aug 30)

Pro-Am Science

Petroglyph Pláticas: Revolution, Renaissance and Transformation

Sharman Russell speaks about the new world of citizen science.
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Today's Events

NM Black Expo 2 at African American Performing Arts Center

Discuss shared cultural experiences regarding health care advocacy, education advancement, policy advocacy, community development and celebrate Black culture.

Wise Women Belly Dance at Manzano Mesa Multigenerational Center

Lobo Toastmasters Meetings at UNM Student Union Building

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