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Weekly Alibi
 Mar 13 - 19, 2008 
The entries for the Alibi's fifth annual Photo Contest blew our minds--we think they'll blow yours, too.
Mañana Land
See five fantastic reader photographs we couldn't fit in the paper.
NEWS/OPINION
A view from the Rail Runner reveals prosperity and poverty, modernity and the pastoral. Why did the governor say nay to a new way of selecting the state's Chief Public Defender? Plus, the media buys Hillary Clinton's criticisms hook, line and sinker.
Websclusive: Answer Me This
Test your regional news knowledge here.
MUSIC
The aftermath of the Golden West fire reveals two different strategies for coping with disaster. Plus, Ravi Coltrane brings his confident and distinctively lush sound to Albuquerque.
Websclusive: Too Rude To Talk To
Read the extended interview with The English Beat's Dave Wakeling, watch a couple of the band's music videos and familiarize yourself with fourth-wave ska.
Websclusive: Ash and Ember
Take a look at Marisa Demarco's photos of the wreckage at the Golden West Saloon.
FOOD
Empire Burritos and Santa Fe Peppers might remind you of a national chain, but the freshly prepared ingredients and chipotle-roasted chicken will wash any bad taste out of your mouth. Plus, fine French wine gets a hand from the Irish.
FILM & TV
The Rape of Europa is a mesmerizing, astonishing, highly emotional film about Adolf Hitler’s systematic campaign to steal and/or destroy Europe’s great works of art. And Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who! may not be great, but at least it spares Jim Carrey from big, rubber ears.
ARTS/LIT
For the Greater Good at UNM Art Museum bears the fruits of America's greatest investment in the arts. Meanwhile, Tony Earley's new book, The Blue Star, is filled with humor and tenderness, but it's nothing like its predecessor.

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Music

Rooster Roundabout: This week’s music highlights

Writer Mark Lopez muses on a new Soundgarden release, Heart’s ode to Foo Fighters and a new Bleachers video.
Sandunes
Sandunes, from India, a synth and keyboard player and sound designer

Alibi Picks

Thrumming Thresholds: OneBeat Abq at the Rail Yards

An international music event and art happening presented by 516 ARTS and Found Sound Nation.

news

The Daily Word in freaky animals, New Mexico schools and Starbucks

The Daily Word

Police are searching Albuquerque for 10-year-old Alexandra Greenwall of Rio Rancho, who went missing on Wednesday. Contact the authorities if you have any information.

A US Marine and Iraq War veteran in Maryland has been banned from his daughter's school after having a heated argument with the vice principal over his daughter's homework on Islam.

Just a few common-sense tips to keep your kids safe on Halloween.

A woman in the Houston area was sentenced to three years in prison for putting a gun in her son's backpack to get him in trouble.

Starbucks is going to start delivering to select areas in 2015. Looks like that pumpkin spice latte is gonna come to you!

Police in Pennsylvania finally caught Matthew Eric Frein after a 48-day manhunt. Frein is accused of killing a state trooper.

UNM basketball coach Craig Neal has the starting lineup for the team's exhibition game against Western New Mexico.

Police are looking for suspects after a man was shot and killed this morning on Central Avenue. This story is still being updated.

A Legislative Finance Committee report stated that high-poverty schools in New Mexico need better teachers. Not to sound juvenile, but “DUH! That's high-poverty schools everywhere!” I'm done.

A list of freaky lookin' animals to get you squeamish and scared for All Hallows' Eve. Who knows … they may inspire a last-minute costume, no?

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