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 V.15 No.6 | February 9 - 15, 2006 
V-Day is Upon Us!
The time has come once again for the mushiest of our annual contests: The Valentine's Day Card Contest. This year there's so much romantic flourish that page 18 is literally sticky. So climb aboard our little loveboat and behold the meticulous and heartfelt craftsmanship of our local Don Juans and Don Juanitas.
Big Brother is Watching
A letter criticizing the Bush administration, published in the Alibi last September, leads to a particularly creepy investigation of its author. As Steven Robert Allen reports, the VA nurse, now represented by the ACLU, was accused of sedition.
Spotlight: The Empty Orchestra
Got an itch you need to scratch? A thirst you need to quench? A need to fulfill a secret desire? An insatiable yearning to sing? Are pathetic renditions of '80s adult contemporary songs, wood-paneled bars and highballs your only cure? Lucky for you, my friend, we've provided a seven-day guide to karaoke in Burque.
Restaurant Review: The Red Ball Café
The Red Ball Café has been a Barelas landmark since the Depression, and while their Wimpy Burger no longer costs a nickel, the classic burger is still on the menu, along with a heap of New Mexican treats and a load of priceless local history.
Idiot Box: WB + UPN = CW?
The WB and UPN are going out of business. Now you can finally know a life free of The Gilmore Girls ... or so you might think. Warner Brothers and CBS Corp. have merged and plan to salvage a few of the more profitable shows from each network, including the aforementioned piece of crap. Devin D. O'Leary tells the tale.
Author Interview
In an interview with Caroline Moorehead, author of Human Cargo: A Journey Among Refugees, tragedies of war, famine and people bound by borders are revealed.

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The Daily Word in mole man invasions, pot blocking and lame witchcraft

The Daily Word

Well, kids, let’s see what’s going on in the news today:

The city of Albuquerque has decided that supporters of a marijuana decriminalization measure need to have more signatures on their petition than the city had originally told them. OOPS. Too bad the deadline was Monday. And no, they don’t get an extension.

Murderers of a retired educator in Chimayo claim to have held a ‘witchcraft’ ceremony after the killing. Which sounds super creepy, but apparently only involved "wrapping a ribbon in something and putting it in a baggie." I guess it's creepy if the 'something' was an eyeball. But way less creepy if the 'something' was a, I dunno, pencil. Basically, my feelings about this story are dependent on what got wrapped in a ribbon and then put into a baggie.

An Albuquerque man tried to stretch the family food budget by killing, then butchering the family dog. Which was a chihuahua, by the way, which could feed maybe one person? I don't think this guy thought things through.

And the Duke City is due to become the Cake City this weekend. Cake kind of sounds like Duke and it’s the best I could come up with before my coffee hits bottom. Also, I’m still thinking about that witchcraft thing. And the pot thing. And the dog thing. Is there something wrong with the state this week?

A team of surgeons removed 232 teeth from the mouth of a 17-year old boy in India.

Two more mysterious holes leading to the blackest depths of the Earth have opened up in Siberia. Scientists think it’s happening because of an eruption of gas, but the Internet thinks it’s probably mole men.

And Harrison Ford’s ankle injury is probably going to prevent puffins from having sex. Dammit, Harrison Ford. First Indy 4 and now this?

NEWS

The Daily Word in bomb threats, no more square hamburgers in Russia and Presidential pants

The Daily Word

Huning Highland shall not be home to a Subway.

The man who was subjected to an extensive and illegal cavity search courtesy of the Hidalgo County Sheriff's department details his story in a new interview.

Someone threatened to blow up the capital building in Santa Fe.

Naked intruder alert.

Dead Jackass star Ryan Dunn's photo wasn't supposed to be used in this story.

Behold the motorized sneaker/rocket roller skate thingees.

No more Wendy's in Russia.

March of the Juggalos.

The time President Johnson ordered pants.

A satanist group is leveraging the Hobby Lobby decision to challenge "informed consent" laws.

An American Hippie in Israel.

news

The Daily Word in WWI, wacky weather and other worries.

The Daily Word

Happy 100th birthday, World War I.

Massive, explosive decompression brought down MH17.

A tornado hit near Boston.

A lightning storm hit Venice Beach.

I wonder if Palin TV will show Lidsville.

Watch the trailer for the Simpsons/Family Guy crossover episode.

Now worry about kissing-bug disease.

A UFO terrifies Toronto.

Sexual harrassment at Comic-Con exists.

Get ready for the new mass extinction.

Progress Now NM is pushing for $25 fines for marijuana possission.

An Albuquerque hot dog cart was stolen.

What’s happening in Albuquerque today?

Go swimming!

Happy birthday, Steve Morse.

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