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Weekly Alibi
 Aug 12 - 18, 2004 
Contracts with America
On the bright side, outsourced government jobs are generating huge profits in the private sector. On the dark side, no-bid contracts routinely come with padded invoices, lax oversight and a hefty bill to the taxpayer.
NEWS/OPINION
Blowing the Whistle on the Bureau
A recent spate of whistle-blowing ex-Feds charge the FBI with dangerous mismanagement.
MUSIC
Blue Note
Monk in Paris: Live at the Olympia is a "wondrous" collaboration between a legendary jazz hound and the son of a Monk.
FOOD
Dining In
Guess the secret ingredient in "truckstop steaks" and win a new patch of chest hair, a confederate flag bandana and an incurable case of coffee breath.
FILM & TV
Idiot Box: Olympic Fever Could Cause Greece Fire
NBC's prime-time Olympic coverage guarantees lots of ass-kicking action in sports categories we invented. Let's just hope the USA basketball team doesn't absorb another Italian stompin' before they abscond with the gold.
ARTS/LIT
Art Festival Preview
The spirit of YardFest is alive and well in OFFCenter's We Art the People: Folk Arts Festival. You and your kin definitely won't want to miss this one.
Author Interview
Left-wing rabble-rouser Jim Hightower squares off againtst another famous Texan in his new book, Let's Stop Beating Around the Bush!

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news

The Daily Word in Postmen, Boy Scouts & Yahoo Serious

The Daily Word

Burger King is seeing a much-needed boost in sales due to the allure if its "chicken fries."

Who said it: Donald Trump or Mr. Burns?

A postman rescued an injured man who was trapped in his home for a week and a half.

The ban on gay adult leaders will be lifted by the Boy Scouts.

After being in a coma for 6 months, Bobbi Kristina Brown has died.

Fingers Bloody Fingers.

Over the weekend, President Obama did some serious rug-cutting in Kenya.

The cover of New York Magazines features a photo of all 35 of Bill Cosby's accusers.

Yahoo Serious turns 62 today!

Thanks to Geoff Plant for the Black Sabbath link!

Jesse Schulz

Music

Rooster Roundabout Says Goodbye

We bid you farewell

For his last Rooster Roundabout, writer Mark Lopez muses on the music he’s loved so far this year.

news

The Daily Word in depression, explosion, combustion and Bugs Bunny

The Daily Word

Another movie theater shooting took place, this time in Louisiana.

After her teeange murder for hire accidentally killed her brother-in-law instead of her spouse, a South Carolina woman was sentenced to life in prison.

This year, The London Literature Festival will include a 4-day live reading of Moby Dick and and a collaborative performance including PJ Harvey.

Here's a guide to understanding depression through colorful charts.

A malaria vaccine has been green-lighted.

The presence of drones has been an obstacle to fighting fires.

This cheese can't be moved.

Bugs Bunny turns 75!

Two people were airlifted to UNM after an explosion occurred at the medical marijuana clinic in Santa Fe.

Vegan? You can still eat like crap with these junk foods.

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