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Weekly Alibi
 Oct 5 - 11, 2006 
So Very Special
Welcome, amigos , to the 2006 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. We've got everything you need to know about this year's lofty event--plus the Alibi gets carried away with the most special shapes we've ever seen!
NEWS/OPINION
Free Rehab
Frugality and rehab for all--a new Bernalillo County detox facility program is being paid for by your booze-based tax dollars. Talk about poetic justice.
News Feature
A tight squeeze--how proposed federal budget cuts will affect middle-class families here in New Mexico.
MUSIC
Spotlight: Unit 7 Drain CD Release Party: Restoring the Faith
Unit 7 Drain releases a brand-new album called LISTS this Friday. Check it twice.
FOOD
FILM & TV
My Country My Country
My Country My Country reminds us it isn’t politics or propaganda or men with guns who define a nation--it is the people.
FEATURE
ARTS/LIT
Art News
Corkfest 2006 is an explosion of folk art in the lovely South Valley.

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 bad cops, analog camera sales and Velveeta at Tingley Beach

The Daily Word

Following reports in the Washington Post and The New Yorker, this week's edition of Rolling Stone covers the tragic and persistent problem of police violence in Albuquerque.

Johnny Zinn is dead.

"We're the last people in the buggy whip business", says local camera store owner.

The trans-Pacific balloon expedition (which includes Albuquerque resident Troy Bradley) made necessary course changes and may make landfall in Baja California on Saturday!

A former Los Alamos National Labs employee told a federal agent disguised as a Venezuelan official that he would design a nuclear bomb capable of targeting New York City.

UNM plans to crack down on smokers this semester.

It might snow tonight.

Our new State Land Commissioner Aubrey Dunn has ordered a temporary halt to the development of the SunZia renewable energy transmission project.

A grocery store in Northwest Burque caught fire this morning.

Fishing at Tingley Beach is decent if you use Velveeta Cheese for bait.

Alibi Picks

Whirling Dialogue: Whirling Dervishes of Rumi with Sufi Music Concert

Explore peace, love and acceptance at this performance by members of the Mevlevi Order.

news

The Daily Word In Zombie Cats, Early Menses and Disco

The Daily Word

The new Ghostbusters movie has an all female cast!

Drinking soda may cause early menses.

This woman had 13 pounds of pot hidden in her car and had no idea. I’ve only ever found a kind of scratched cd labeled “DAD’S MIX” in my car :(

A thoughtful piece on Tent City.

In Florida they have zombie cats!

Here is a disco version of "Suicide Is Painless" .

Some tips on surviving catastrophe.

and it's Sarah McLachlan's birthday today!

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