Alibi Bucks

 Jun 18 - 24, 2009 

Answer Me This

By Simon McCormack

Which notable Burqueños spent the night in jail? What spicy food got recalled? How did police find a cyclist's stolen bikes? And how can you track where federal stimulus dollars are going in Albuquerque?

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News Profile

A Life Sentence

Illiteracy traps New Mexicans in low-paying jobs, according to one coalition working to free them

By Marisa Demarco

Gilbert Zamora was a top janitor at a school in Alamogordo. He was in charge of placing the school's orders, sometimes for textbooks. He was an older man, in his 50s or 60s. And because he couldn't read, he devised a color-coded system for doing his job. "If someone messed with his system, he was vulnerable," says Heather Heunermund, executive director of the New Mexico Coalition for Literacy (NMCL).

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Council Watch

Warehouse for the (Partial) Win

By Carolyn Carlson

Warehouse 508 has ridden the ups and downs of the funding seesaw. The budding Downtown teen center saw its operating budget slashed by $50K and its Icehouse-rehab budget increased by $300,000 in a late-May meeting.

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Gene Grant

Slamming Slam

Wilted laurels

By Gene Grant

So we now have what's billed as the world's first Slam Poet Laureate in Danny Solis, crowned this past Saturday night, June 13, at the KiMo. Good on Danny. As a slam elder statesman, so to speak, this choice is right in the sweet spot.

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News Bite

Hundred-Dollar House

By Simon McCormack

With home prices plummeting, Larry Garcia devised an unusual plan for getting his place off the market.

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Bear With Me

Nervous Breakdown

A step-by-step guide

By John Bear

I recently had the privilege of going completely crazy 500 miles from home.

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Odds and Ends

Odds & Ends

By Devin D. O’Leary

Dateline: England—The City Council in Worcester has sent a letter to a dead citizen demanding he pay for upkeep on his gravestone or it will be repossessed.

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El Machete's "The Cost of War" [June 4-10] cartoon speaks volumes about the expanding war on Afghanistan. I recently gave a couple of lectures in New Mexico and used it to illustrate the folly of Washington's policy. Viva El Machete!

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EVENT HORIZON (Saturday, Oct 22)


Naturalist Series: Bats Found Around the World

By Desiree Garcia
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

By Renée Chavez
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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Linda Wertheimer

EVENT HORIZON (Sunday, Oct 23)

Straight Outta Carlsbad

A Special Evening with Linda Wertheimer

By Megan Reneau
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

By Joshua Lee
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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