Alibi V.15 No.35 • Aug 31-Sept 6, 2006 

Thin Line

Iran All The Way Home--If we may, for a moment, put the JonBenet Ramsey case aside, a much more pressing issue is at hand.

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Newscity

Over the Counter

The morning-after pill will be available without prescription

After a three-year fight, Martha Edmands is not about to look a gift horse in the mouth.

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A view from the Sandias of the heavy rain that bombarded the city Sunday, Aug. 13, which flooded several Downtown neighborhoods.
Wes Naman

Council Watch

Floods, Frauds and Furies

The Aug. 21 Council meeting saw a full chamber of folks revved up and ready to rumble over workforce housing and land restrictions.

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News Bite

Sign For It

Proposed bill would tighten standards for petitioners

City Councilor Sally Mayer hopes petitioners will think twice before they break the law.

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Youth members of the SouthWest Organizing Project gather for a rally on Civic Plaza.
Wes Naman

News Feature

Rocking the Cause

The city denies a permit for a local youth event and draws the ire of organizers

Standing atop a soapbox on the stage of Civic Plaza, Rodrigo Rodríguez, 18, put down the feedback-inducing microphone and spoke to his peers without amplification.

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Ortiz y Pino

Martineztown’s Big Flush

The term frequently kicked around is “hundred-year flood,” but if you can remember more than three such inundations in your own lifetime, that’s probably an inaccurate label to put on what Martineztown went through a couple of weeks ago. It might be more apt to call it a “12-year” flood.

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Letters

[RE: Letters, “Crap No One Needs,” Aug. 24-30] Mr. Schrader, as you’ve relentlessly pointed out in the Albuquerque press for the last 20-plus years, you don’t pay taxes and encourage the rest of us to live as you do if we protest the war machine. You obviously don’t have the luxury of caring for dependents, for one thing. I applaud you for not supporting the war, but I defy you to prove that you do not ever benefit from the many other tax programs the rest of us fund, including the one used to put a sidewalk under your (bare) protesting feet.

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The Real Side

Room At the Inn

How many churches do you figure we have in Albuquerque?

Our Yellow Pages list 553 churches (I counted them). Every one owns a building, be it a sprawling mega-church with a roller park or a plain cinder block chapel, inconspicuous on a residential street. It all adds up to a lot of real estate, and a lot of dry, safe, empty rooms between Sunday school classes.

At the same time, Albuquerque has an estimated 4,000 homeless people, many of them families with children. Shelters won’t let fathers or teenage boys live among women and girls. Consequently, the price of keeping a homeless family together can mean living out of a car, or worse.

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Odds and Ends

Odds & Ends

Dateline: Austria--A misguided bank robber was arrested after he tried to hold up his local town hall, thinking the historic building was a bank. Wearing a mask and waving a toy pistol, the unemployed man burst into the town hall in the village of Poggersdorf and shouted, “Hold up! Hold up!” The robber realized his mistake when an employee explained to him where he was, police said in a statement. The robber fled into some nearby woods but was arrested when he came back later to pick up his motorbike, which he had left parked outside the town hall.

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Hearing is Believing

The Science of Sound

Learn about the science of recorded sounds. Record a voice straight to vinyl with a restored record cutter and make a record player from paper and a cactus needle. For ages 13 to 17.
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The Movement of Revolution

Ghanaian Dance Classes

Learn traditional Ghanaian dance from a master of the genre.
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Courtesy of El Vado ABQ

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New Kicks on 66

El Vado ABQ Grand Re-Opening

Drive down Route 66 and you're bound to see the countless historic motels that have gone by the wayside in one way or another. El Vado Motor Court Motel refused to be one of them, and holy shit have they had a comeuppance. Originally opening their doors in 1937, shifting through several owners and narrowly avoiding demolition, the city of Albuquerque stepped in knowing there was an opportunity for something unique. Come by their grand re-opening on Friday, July 20 from 6 to 10pm of the historic motel with the opening ceremony beginning at 8:30pm. The new spaces are apartments, guest rooms, event space, shops and restaurant pods. The small restaurant spaces are offered to up-and-coming restauranteurs to get their footing in the industry. No shortage of beer, food, giveaways, room tours, shopping, live music and more, this space is a new beginning and much needed rehab for the city. El Vado promises to “STAY UNIQUE.”   
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Time for Summerfest!

Route 66 Summerfest

See headliner Irma Thomas as well as The Memphis P.Tails, Max Gomez, Silver String Band and more as well as a kids' zone, brews and plenty of vendors.
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Roller Derby Saves the Day

Albuquerque Roller Derby Mashup Game

Watch the The Unicorns in a mashup game of heroes vs. villains with face painting, local artists, a bounce house for the kids, local vendors, libations and snacks.
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If It Ain't Baroque, Don't Fix It

Ballet of the Seven Planets Workshop

Learn traditional Baroque ballet from the time of Louis the XIV sponsored by the Dance Preservation Fund.
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Like They Do in Havana—Ooh Na Na

¡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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