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 Nov 27 - Dec 3, 2008 
How did wine from New Mexico end up in the pages of the New York Times? Should we worry about terroir? And what vino does Rudolfo Anaya drink on the first day of Christmas? Find out in our Holiday Wine Guide.
NEWS/OPINION
Before pollutants get thrown in the air, the city's Air Quality Division wants you to know about it. But is it doing enough to keep you informed? And a local sci-fi novelist gets to talk with a real-life space commander.
Websclusive: Answer Me This
Your weekly news quiz (where the right answer isn't always C).
Websclusive: Up Close to Suffering
An interview with Amy Costello, who was nominated for an Emmy for her reporting on Darfur.
MUSIC
Singer-songwriter Shara Worden uses her penetrating insight to dissect the epic, cultured, dark and beautiful My Brightest Diamond. And The Killers' Day & Age keeps the magic of pop music alive.
FOOD
Michael Cooperman, the director of education for Southern Wine and Spirits in New Mexico, helps dissolve the stereotype that wine experts are snobs. Plus, take a day trip to the region's ultra-hip wine-tasting locales.
FILM & TV
If you’re into loud, frantic and aggressively unsubtle cinema, Transporter 3 is the bomb. And the Sci-Fi Channel's identity crisis deepens with new reality-game shows “Estate of Panic” and “Cha$e.”
ARTS/LIT
Graphic novelist Maureen Burdock fights the powers that be.

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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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