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Village Voice 50th Anniversary Issue

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 26, 2005--Fifty years ago today, The Village Voice burst onto the scene in New York City defending truth, exposing the powerful and taking the unpopular point of view. Five decades later, what began as "a Greenwich Village weekly" is now the nation's largest alternative publication.

To mark the occasion, the Voice will publish a special issue highlighting significant historical and cultural moments from the past 50 years. The Village Voice maintains the same tradition of no-holds barred reporting and criticism it has always embraced, winning nearly 200 editorial awards (including three Pulitzer prizes), earning a reputation for groundbreaking investigations, and as the premier expert on New York's cultural scene. Always ahead of the curve, writing and reporting on local and national politics, with opinionated reviews and comprehensive entertainment listings, the Voice remains the authoritative source for all New York has to offer.

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Native American Religious Freedom Threatened: World Prayers Needed

The San Francisco Peaks, a mountain located in Northern Arizona, which are also sacred to over 13 native American nations, are the center of a legal battle that will determine the future of Native American religious freedom. A lawsuit has been filed by the Navajo Nation, Hopi Tribe, Havasupai, Hualapai, White Mountain Apache, Yavapai Apache, Sierra Club, Flagstaff Activist Network, Southwest Center for Biological Diversity, Dine’ Medicine Men’s Association & a Hopi traditionalist against the United States Forest Service due to its attempt to allow the Arizona Snowbowl Ski area expansion, which includes; clear cutting 74 acres of rare alpine ecosystem, building a 14.8 mile buried pipeline, and snowmaking from wastewater on the sacred mountain.

On October, 12th, 14th, 17th, & 18th, the Religious Freedom and Restoration Act will be the focus of the trial at the Federal Courthouse in Prescott, AZ. Prayers of all faiths and denominations are needed to support the tribe’s and environ…