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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 Ebola, "Breaking Bad" toys and Ferguson PD's violations

The Daily Word

Dr. Craig Spencer, who's returned from treating Ebola patients in Guinea, has tested positive for the virus.

Amnesty International released a report outlining the human rights abuses carried out by Ferguson police during Michael Brown protests.

The White House is in a tizzy over what to do about its fence after several incidents of people getting onto the White House grounds.

If Aaron Paul thinks Barbies are more “damaging” than “Breaking Bad” toys, then you best believe it.

To get folks into the Halloween spirit, Huffington Post has come out with some interesting facts about All Hallows' Eve that you may not have known.

APD officers Keith Sandy and Dominique Perez probably won't face criminal charges in the federal system for the fatal shooting of James Boyd.

A man was shot in the head last night near Kit Carson Park. His condition is currently unknown, but this story is still being updated.

In an amazing tribute to a teammate's loss, the Estancia High School JV football team purchased new jerseys with the name of teammate Carlos Parra's late sister on the back. Parra's sister died from a brain tumor.

A lawsuit has been filed against UNM Hospital for failing to protect the medical and mental health records of 13-year-old Roswell shooter Mason Campbell.

A man in Pennsylvania is fighting a criminal mischief charge for painting the speed limit on a stretch of Main Street.

news

The Daily Word in coyotes, concealed baseball bats and the history of mourning attire

The Daily Word

According to Mayor Berry, APD faces a shortage of 200 officers (or one-fifth of its police force) owing to changes in New Mexico’s government employee retirement schedule; officers who retire in 2015 will receive fewer benefits than those retiring this year.

The reward for information on the killing of Tasmanian devil Jasper is now $10,000. Yesterday, the Mayor's Office reached out to the Australian zoo that Jasper was on loan from. If you have any information about this crime, please contact Crime Stoppers at call 843-7867.

Nationwide scrutiny of Job Corps follows an investigative report; claims about the Albuquerque site include fraudulent certifications, testing problems, violence and illegal drug use.

A Rio Rancho man who stands accused of armed robberies had a baseball bat hidden in his pants.

State lawmakers were briefed about ebola readiness yesterday.

Residents of Bosque Farms are on the alert for hungry coyotes.

Someone at The Onion wrote about Albuquerque.

City officials held the first of several community meetings to discuss oversight of Albuquerque Police Department's use of force.

The Isotopes are auctioning off some of their Dodger-related clothing.

CSA Group has consolidated its photovoltaic certification and testing facilities here in New Mexico.

Two folks from Burque caught fish at Navajo Lake by using “LED light-up pink fishing poles.”

Death Becomes Her: A Century of Mourning Attire is now on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC. According to the exhibit overview, "The thematic exhibition is organized chronologically and features mourning dress from 1815 to 1915 ..." Death Becomes Her runs through February 1, 2015.

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A Spooky Night at the Museum

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