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Weekly Alibi
 Dec 15 - 21, 2005 
NEWS/OPINION
Forging Trails
Voting systems in Bernalillo County are the issue riling groups of troubled residents who would prefer a paper ballot to a touch screen.
MUSIC
Holiday Music
Down with conventional Christmas music, up with offbeat and offensive Christmas music. The Alibi provides your wassail with a guide to our favorite holiday music.
FOOD
Eating In
The holidays are a time of giving, or as Laura Marrich demonstrates, baking; and she's here to tell you all about it.
FILM & TV
Syriana
A new film from the screenwriter of Traffic subjects our oil-based economy to scrutiny.
FEATURE
A Place by the Water
With 300 years of history and tens of thousands of acres at stake on the edge of Albuquerque, the future of the Atrisco Land Grant is in limbo. Christie Chisholm reports.
ARTS/LIT
Performance Review
Indulge yourself in holiday misery at the Cell Theatre as the Fusion Theatre Company performs The Long Christmas Ride Home.

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Alibi Picks

Pin-Ups and Hot Rods Save Prom

A benefit car show where attendees can donate old prom dresses and men's suits for the Albuquerque Public Schools Clothing Bank.

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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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