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Weekly Alibi
 Feb 17 - 23, 2005 
African-American Day at the State Legislature
New Mexico history comes alive as the state Legislature celebrates African-American Day. Stacey Adams and Gwyneth Doland travel to the capital for this picture-perfect occasion.
NEWS/OPINION
Commentary
While City Councilor Sally Mayer worries about prairie dogs, her Northeast Heights district looks like a giant going-out-of-business sale.
Thin Line
An allegedly gay, homophobic journalist-impersonator gets access to the White House so he can "mainstream" propaganda during a presidential press conference. Confused? Welcome to George W. Bush's America.
MUSIC
Blue Note
Natalie MacMaster is staking an impressive claim on stages worldwide as both a master fiddler and step dancer. Don't miss her this Sunday night at the KiMo Theatre.
FOOD
Restaurant Review: Big John's BBQ


A no-pork policy doesn't keep Big John's BBQ from going whole hog.

FILM & TV
Constantine
Thank goodness for low expectations, because Constantine ends up being an enjoyable, occasionally visionary supernatural film noir.
ARTS/LIT
Storyteller Profile
Brenda Hollingsworth-Pickett shares her gift of gab with Arts and Literature Editor Steven Robert Allen.

RSSRaw posts and updates from our writers with info too timely or uncategorizable for print. What, we said something stupid? Chime in, buddy.

news

The Daily Word in Facebook feuds, the Aurora shooter and egg shaming

The Daily Word

It just goes to show that when you decline someone's Facebook friend request, things can get a little heated.

After Colorado legalized recreational use of marijuana, some neighboring states are asking the US Supreme Court to deem it unconstitutional.

Rapper Bobby Shmurda pleads not guilty after being arrested for gang conspiracy and gun charges.

The parents of accused Aurora shooter James Holmes sent a letter to prosecutors asking for their son's life to be spared.

MSNBC lists 10 topics to expect at President Obama's 2014 year-end press conference.

Two people were left dead and one in the hospital after a high-speed chase ensued on US 550 in Bernalillo County.

A teenage kid was harassed by a Walgreens manager for buying eggs for his mama. The nerve of some people.

The historic Old Mountain Lodge was lost in a fire yesterday in Carnuel, N.M.

The DA's Office says Kari Brandenburg is still weighing whether to charge APD officers Keith Sandy and Dominique Perez for the shooting of James Boyd.

Alibi Picks

A Nutcracker Navidad

The Nutcracker Ballet in the Land of Enchantment

Featuring choreography by Patricia Dickinson Wells and a full live orchestra under the baton of Guillermo Figueroa.

news

The Daily Word in friends of the court, Jackalopes, stolen dogs and cool laboratories

The Daily Word

Citizens are encouraged to submit Friend of the Court Briefs to U.S. District Judge Robert Brack ahead of an upcoming settlement between the Department of Justice and the City of Albuquerque. The settlement is designed to restructure the city's police department.

City Councilor Dan Lewis is also a vice president at Desert Fuels, our state's largest petroleum wholesaler. Plus which, gas now costs about 2 bucks a gallon.

APS Board of Education member Kathy Korte is suing UNM over her termination from University Hospital following a controversial Facebook post. The suit alleges "retaliatory actions undertaken in violation of Korte’s (First Amendment) civil rights."

Cattleman Aubrey Dunn finally beat incumbent veterinarian Ray Powell in the race to be New Mexico State Land Commissioner.

A local man allegedly spied on his wife with hidden cameras.

Los Alamos National Bank is planning to foreclose on a Jackalope.

The former director of our local Air Force Research Laboratory’s Directed Energy Directorate at Kirtland Air Force Base has died.

Harley the dog, stolen from a local gas station on Wyoming Boulevard, has been gratefully returned to his owners.

There's a really cool laboratory at UNM's Department of Physics and Astronomy.

An Albuquerque man caught two huge rainbow trout at Escondida Lake.

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