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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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Music

Rooster Roundabout: This week’s music highlights

Writer Mark Lopez muses on upcoming releases from Beach House and Lana Del Rey ... and a fresh tune with Sting and the Ragtime Gals.
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Alibi Picks

Dogs on the Catwalk: REEL Dog Fashion Show & Reception

Celebrity dogs and their owners grace the runway in designer pet wear by Ada Nieves.

news

The Daily Word in racism, intelligence and the inner thoughts of James Holmes

The Daily Word

A man who underwent a face transplant met the sister of the deceased guy whose face he now wears.

Peoples' strong attitudes can be changed while they sleep using sound therapy.

A Dutch man claims he knows where Natalee Holloway's body can be found.

Would you like to own a racist Dr. Seuss drawing from 1929? The starting bid is $20K.

Hiring really smart people could be a bad idea.

Anheuser-Busch is canning drinking water instead of beer to help flood victims in Texas and Oklahoma.

Jeff Buckley died on this date in 1997.

Here's a glimpse into James Holmes' psyche: Why?

Danny Elfman, Annette Bening and Albuquerque's own Al Unser are celebrating birthdays today! (NSFW)

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