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‹‹ Jan 1 - 7, 2004 
The Year of the Liar
The Year of the Liar. In 2003 it seems we were all gluttons for misinformation.
NEWS/OPINION
Payne's World
Re-making history. The city's plan to memorialize Don Juan de Oñate blurs the line separating shameless self-promotion and artistic integrity.
Ortiz y Pino
Arts in the commons make for a fanciful public debate. But Jerry wonders where are all the pundits when real matters of political importance arise.
MUSIC
Year in Music
Weekly Alibi's guide to the best CDs of 2003.
FOOD
The Year in Food
The kind of reading that will give you an eruction!
FILM & TV
The Year in Film
Top 10 Films of 2003. Japanese hotels, French grannies, Brazilian gangsters and humble hobbits make up Devin D. O'Leary's list of the year's best.
ARTS/LIT
The Year in Arts and Books
Beggers can be choosers. Steven Robert Allen runs down the top 10 arts and books of 2003.

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The Daily Word in weathermen, WIPP, stolen garbage bins and disorder

The Daily Word

Dr. George Fischbeck, a beloved Albuquerque science teacher and weatherman who went on to fame and fortune in the city of angels, has died at age 92.

Jay Stanley, senior policy analyst at the American Civil Liberties Union, discusses the use of police body cameras in Albuquerque.

A hearing undertaken by the Bernalillo County Commission on a proposed real estate development west of town raised drought-related citizen concerns.

Long-haired US Energy Secretary Edward Moriz says the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant will be back in business soon.

Oil industry experts are worried about New Mexico production and job losses in the coming months.

Daily Lobo reporter Skylar Griego reports that tattoos are becoming more visible in the workplace.

More than 150 trash and recycling bins have been stolen in Albuquerque during the past couple of months.

Yesterday, a mobile home in the Southeast Heights caught fire and burned.

Andrew Church, a meteorologist based in Burque says it could be a wet spring in these parts.

A fight over a cell phone caused violence and disorder in our humble burg.

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The Daily Word in the crimes of Blanco Diablo

The Daily Word

Good morning, it’s Wednesday, March 25

and drug dealer Eugene Crane, aka “Blanco Diablo” aka “The Boogie Man,” has been arrested for allegedly wrapping the body of one of his customers in plastic and then dumping her in an empty lot near Roller Skate City after the woman overdosed. Before dumping her, but after she died, he allegedly made time to join his family for dinner,

Geologists with the United States Air Force are set to begin construction on a well to extract poisonous chemicals from Albuquerque’s water supply. The well will be located in a church parking lot, right next to the basketball court,

the Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg wonders if it’s time for “the Jews to leave Europe,”

a Detroit eviction crew discovered the corpses of two children stashed in a deep freeze inside of a vacant apartment. The mother of the children has been taken into custody,

in some of the least depressing news to come out of Iraq, ISIS apparently blew up Saddam Hussein's tomb,

a baby eagle hatched live on eagle-cam,

and a restaurant in Africa has closed down after attracting negative attention for their “no blacks” policy.

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The Daily Word in badass teenagers, Pikachu and firing squads

The Daily Word

The Ili pika is not only endangered, it’s the cutest damn thing in the world. No more than about seven inches long, there are fewer than 1,000 in existence. Some think it is the inspiration behind the creation of the Pikachu character in Pokémon.

Angelina Jolie Pitt thoughtfully shares her thoughts and experiences surrounding the removal of her ovaries in a preventative measure against cancer.

The ingredients required to administer lethal injection are in short supply! So Utah was all like, "WTF? Let’s bring back the good ol’ firing squad!”

A University of New Mexico fraternity house might be demolished.

Who hasn’t parked in am emergency fire lane to get some Panda Express?!

A Guatemalan teen is a total badass and is advocating for the rights and support of young girls in her community, who face numerous challenges.

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