Alibi V.15 No.43 • Oct 26-Nov 1, 2006 

Newscity

Seeing Red

With no appeal process, Albuquerque residents are suing the city over red light cameras

Next time you find yourself running out of conversation topics with an Albuquerquean, try this: Ask them how they feel about the red light cameras.

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Neverending Stories

YIT Founder in Court—Youth in Transition's Donna Rowe is promising to see her case all the way to trial. She was arrested on charges of refusing to obey an officer at an Oct. 4 protest [Feature, "The Exiles Among Us," Oct. 19-25]. Rowe planned an all-night protest in Civic Plaza to bring attention to the lack of resources for homeless youth in the city. Civic Plaza is considered a park and closes at 10 p.m.

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Council Bite

Getting Pumped

The Oct. 16 Council meeting dealt with storm drainage, and not much else

Often it's the stuff you can't see--the stuff you never think about--that turns your life upside down. Recently, a combination of late summer rains and inactive pumping stations damaged or destroyed many homes in the Barelas and Martineztown neighborhoods.

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News Feature

Accessing Justice

Civil legal service providers in New Mexico look for cash to fill a gap of unmet need

You might be one of the 21 percent of New Mexicans living below 125 percent of the poverty level. It's not unlikely, given that 101,651 people in Albuquerque are part of that statistic. You want to file for divorce or determine why your Social Security checks have stopped coming. Maybe your landlord hasn't fixed the heater for more than a month, and winter's made its entrance.

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Thin Line

Joke of the Month: Hot Singles--October is one of Albuquerque’s finest months for several reasons: The air gets crisp, the leaves change color in the Bosque, there’s a gradual citywide permeation of piñon essence and roasting green chile, the Balloon Fiesta hovers in all its glory and hype and, of course, Albuquerque The Magazine’s annual “Hot Singles” issue hits the stands. Yes, for the last three Octobers the “Hot Singles” issue has entertained and bewildered scores of Albuquerqueans—most of them in checkout lines at natural grocery stores—and this year is no different.

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The Real Side

Now Starring in the People's Republic of Albuquerque!

Introducing our city's radial celebs

Albuquerque must exert some magnetic force on aging radicals. We attracted Mark Rudd of the Weather Underground, the group famous for bombing the Capitol. And for quite a while we’ve had Dave Foreman of EarthFirst!, the group that introduced America to eco-terrorism.

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Eric J. Garcia

Odds & Ends

Dateline: England--A 47-year-old computer user tracked down an e-mail correspondent using details obtained online after the pair exchanged insults in an Internet chat room in what officials are calling “the first instance of a web-rage attack.” Paul Gibbons traveled 70 miles from his home in south London to Mr. John Jones’ home in Clacton, Essex, and beat him with a pickax handle in December of 2005. The two originally became acquainted with one another in an Islamic chat room on yahoo.com. Their exchanges soured after Gibbons accused Jones of spreading rumors about him. “There was an exchange of views between the victim and the defendant which were threatening on both sides,” prosecutor Ibatayo Adebayo told the court last week in London. Gibbons pleaded guilty to unlawful wounding and will be sentenced in early November.

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Letters

I enjoyed learning about the Strategic Downtown Outreach Team [Feature: “The Exiles Among Us,” Oct. 19-25]. I'd love to see this program expanded throughout the city. I hope I can eventually meet this fine group of civilians and police officers. I want to thank them for what they do, and let them know they are making a difference, and how I know the feeling of "another victory.” If more of this city would band together, we would see more and more miracles every day.

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Crossfader Summer Sounds

Hip-Hop Beats with Ryan Troncoso

Teens learn the history of instruments used to make classic hip-hop and create a beat from scratch using both analog samplers and digital workstations. For ages 13 to 17. Registration required.
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Here's Mud in Your Eye

International Mud Day

This family-friendly event explores educational stations related to mud and soil. Play and cool off in wet mud, make seed balls and mud stencil art, wade through a natural wetland looking for wildlife and more.
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Comet Me, Bro!

Asteroid Day

It's never too early to start planning for your last moments on Earth, so zoom over to Asteroid Day. This event rocks the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science from 10am to 2pm on Sunday, June 30. Learn about asteroids and their impacts on Earth, NASA's mission to our local asteroid belt, the disappearance of the dinosaurs and other space news. Watch live streaming of other Asteroid Day celebrations worldwide (yes, that's a thing). UNM's Institute of Meteoritics helps visitors distinguish between meteorites and regular, old Earth rocks and the curator of the exhibition, Dr. Tom Prettyman, hosts an "Asteroid Advice Booth." All activities are included in museum admission. Admission prices range from $4 to $10. For more information on this all-ages event visit nmnaturalhistory.org.

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Weekly Alibi's Hemp Fiesta 2019

Weekly Alibi's Hemp Fiesta 2019

Don't miss your chance to be a part of New Mexico's largest cannabis event! Please contact Tierna Unruh-Enos to inquire about booth and sponsorship opportunities at 505-346-0660 ext. 248.
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