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 Jul 14 - 20, 2011 
Atlantis lifts off at the Kennedy Space Center on Friday, July 8.

News Feature

The Last Shuttle

NASA promises this is not the end of human space travel

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The final space shuttle mission, STS-135, marks the end of NASA's 30-year program, which began in 1981 with Columbia. Despite predictions that weather conditions would force a cancellation, an estimated 1 million visitors and 2,000 members of worldwide media looked on with awe.

Fans at Isotopes Park get ready for a game
Toby Smith

Sports

Heads Up

Making claim to a foul ball is seldom easy

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Many of the signatures on Art Duran’s memento belong to players lost to time: Ray Katt and Al Aber, for instance. Four scribbles, however, were done by Baseball Hall of Famers: Leo Durocher, Bob Lemon, Al Lopez and Monte Irvin. What is most important to Duran, 77, is that he gained this souvenir during a game, not at some memorabilia show or off eBay.

Guest Editorial

Kaaa-ching

Holding back the tide of big money in New Mexico politics

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Five justices on the U.S. Supreme Court seem hell-bent on dismantling campaign finance laws designed to prevent the wholesale buy-off of the American democratic process. The judges’ efforts are based on an eccentric interpretation of the First Amendment that could only be concocted by a bunch of insulated eggheads who are completely out of touch with political reality.

Odds and Ends

Odds & Ends

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Funny because it happens to someone else.

Letters

The readers write.

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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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