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Project Defending Life’s Tuesday afternoon procession makes its way around Planned Parenthood.

Newscity

Planned Parenthood's Neighbors Fed Up With Anti-Abortion Events

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Lena Hakim didn't know it was Good Friday.

She awoke on April 10 at 7:30 a.m. to the sound of amplifiers. "It was really shockingly loud." She looked out her back window and, as best she could over her 6-foot rear fence, saw a gathering. "I could see there were lots and lots of people behind my house in the alley."

Hakim was living on Truman just behind the Planned Parenthood on San Mateo. A temporary resident who'd moved in only a few months prior, she was surprised to see hundreds of people gathered to chant and pray.


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Answer Me This

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Which Major League slugger is coming to Albuquerque? Why are shelter dogs wagging their tails? What type of bones were found in Valencia County? What does APS data reveal about poorer schools?


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This rosy army killed the Duke City’s Muñecas Muertas dead.
Minie Gonzalez

Derby Wars

Pink Power

Muñecas roughed up by Arch Rival Roller Girls

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It didn't look like a team that could pose a threat to the Muñecas Muertas.


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Like Meep Meep here on Saturday, April 25, the Duke City Derby will live to skate another day.
Eric Williams

Derby News

Down but Not Out

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The Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho has enough open space to let derby skaters hit each other with full force. But the cost of keeping Duke City Derby at the Star Center required the league to endure a painful financial hip-check.


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Council Watch

The Rumble of Democracy

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On one side of the room: around 25 motorcycle enthusiasts wearing lots of leather. Scattered throughout: a couple dozen blind or otherwise disabled Albuquerqueans.


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Jeremy Reynalds
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News Bite

No Shelter

Code violations at the old Westside jail prevent its use as an emergency summer sanctuary

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Joy Junction is turning away between five and nine men every night, says Jeremy Reynalds, the shelter's founder and CEO. He says the economy is spitting out more folks than Joy Junction can take in. "We are seeing more people."


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Virgin Galactic’s SpaceshipTwo Feather
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News Bite

Richardson and the Spiders from Mars

One shovelful of dirt closer to galactic tourism

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LAS CRUCES—Patience. Gov. Bill Richardson warned Southern New Mexicans they may not see immediate benefits of their $198 million spaceport investment at a pre-groundbreaking event on Thursday, June 18.


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Good Luck With That—FOUND by David Gonda  “Found by a tree outside the Downtown library. It's written on half of an envelope and says, ‘Hey Luv’ on the other side. I can't figure out if this note is pointedly sarcastic or completely sincere. I also wonder if this person misspelled Paula, or if she really has 2 L's in her name.”

Pop Culture

FOUND Magazine creator Davy Rothbart returns to New Mexico

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By now, if you’ve not heard of FOUND you’re probably some weird shut-in, a cave troglodyte, Amish or Mister Magoo.


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Odds and Ends

Odds & Ends

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Dateline: Belgium—A teenager in Kortrijk, 56 miles northwest of Brussels, is suing a tattoo parlor after it allegedly covered her face in 56 black stars instead of the three she asked for. “I said this part, the top, is OK, but not the rest,” 18-year-old Kimberley Vlaeminck told Belgian broadcaster VRT. The tattooed teen said she “fell asleep” during the tattooing procedure and woke up to find the left side of her face covered in stars. Romanian-born Rouslan Toumaniantz, the tattoo artist who gave Vlaeminck the galaxy of stars, said Vlaeminck asked for all 56 stars and left his shop happy. “She agreed,” Belgian newspaper Het Laatste Nieuws quoted Toumaniantz as saying. “But when her father saw it, the trouble started.” Vlaeminck blames the language barrier for the mess up. She asked for the three stars in French and limited English and says Toumaniantz didn't understand her. But the tattoo artist maintains he understood her perfectly. “She asked for 56 stars and that’s what she got,” he told reporters. Vlaeminck said she wants to keep the tattoos on her forehead but will have the rest removed. She is suing Toumaniantz for 10,000 Euros ($14,000).


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Letters

CORRECTION: Leonard Sanchez coined the term Tamalewood several years ago and named his production services company Tamalewood, LLC. He specializes in sound services and equipment, while his partner, Eileen Street, provides accounting and producorial services. They also sell clothing with the Tamalewood logo and sponsor an annual award for the best New Mexico Filmmaker at the Santa Fe Film Festival.


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Arch Rival Roller Girls limber up to kick some Muñecas booty.

Photo Essay

P is for Pummel

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... and for pink. The Saturday, June 20 game was the last for Duke City at the Santa Ana Star Center. And it marked the second time this season the Muñecas Muertas fell to their foes.


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Seas the Day

Pirate Adventure Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch in Corrales

By Maggie Grimason
Enjoy 2.6 miles of trail through a corn maze, pumpkin patch picking, petting zoo, picnic area and barrel train rides. Keep a look out for the pirates.
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Silk and Lights and Everything Nice

Dragon Lights Albuquerque

By Mayo Lua de Frenchie
Formerly known as the Chinese Lantern Festival, see the all new larger-than-life, fully-illuminated lanterns, Chinese cultural performances and special handicrafts.
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Chasing the Dragon

Dragon's House of Horror

By Mayo Lua de Frenchie
Enter the world's longest indoor, walk-through horror house with no lines. Receive a text when your turn is up.
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Calling All Starbeings

The Galactic Collective Conference

By Ramona Beezus
Join Starbeing Shamans Tammy and Anthony Chino—sacred space holders for the Collective Frequency community—at the Galactic Collective Conference for an awareness raising weekend that is sure to heighten the energetic vibrations. Enter this spiritual domain of Wise elders and vainglorious millennials at Tedge beginning Friday, Oct. 19 through Sunday, Oct. 21. This three-day conference focuses on bringing advanced techniques from the New Star Being Tribe teaching how to be one with Mother Earth. For the small investment of $122, this power packed weekend includes insightful presentations and enriching workshops from 5 to 10pm on Friday, 9am to 8pm on Saturday and noon to 5pm on Sunday. And for those just starting out on their spiritual journey tickets are half-price for kids under 20.  
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A Consensual Cuddle Puddle

The Cuddle Revolution

By Mayo Lua de Frenchie
This is a completely platonic experience for adults only. Please arrive on time. Use a series of exercises to practice consensual and safe touch, as well as authentic connection.
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