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Weekly Alibi
 May 7 - 13, 2009 
Maren Tarro grabs a carton of Camels and hits the open road to see what lies beyond the boundaries of Albuquerque. (She finds gypsum, nuts, a chimp named Ham and reminders of New Mexico's volcanic past.) Plus, the Alibi's Recession-Proof Summer Guide bubbles over with a season's worth of cheap thrills.
NEWS/OPINION
The proposed Desert Rock coal-fired power plant might get its permit yanked by the EPA. Albuquerque's brand-new Encantada TV channel brings local arts, film, food and sports programs to your television. And everyone should relax about swine flu.
MUSIC
Hip-hop a cappella artist Zack Freeman uses his voice to touch souls. Meanwhile, Super Furry Animals' Dark Days/Light Years bounces from funk to hippie jams to sunshine-folk and never stops to ask for directions, instead reveling in getting lost.
FOOD
Victory gardens are thriving for the first time since WWII; but if you want to save money with a backyard recession patch of your own, you've got to invest time and sweat.
FILM & TV
X-Men Origins: Wolverine isn’t an awful movie. It’s just completely mediocre in every way. And the indie comedy Gigantic is filled with terrific good humor and charming characters.
ARTS/LIT
Best-selling author Michael Datcher speaks about laying himself bare in his autobiography Raising Fences: A Black Man's Love Story. Plus, the Minotaur, armless cats and a devil are on display at Cirq Art Gallery and Boutique.
Websclusive: Artspace 116
Photography and painting and porcelain, oh my!

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The Daily Word in Sherriff Rodella's conviction, deficit destrying dildos, and outlawing the Confederate flag

The Daily Word

Family Guy mentioned New Mexico in last night's episode.

Rio Arriba County sheriff Tommy Rodella was convicted of abusing his power yesterday.

I don't know what this means but Blue Cross/Blue Shield seems to be preparing for a shakeup.

Kansas is liquidating a large number of sex toys to make up for a budget shortfall.

Leg-lamp.

White House fence jumper made it further into the building than was previously disclosed.

Snoop Dogg interviews the news anchor who quit so abruptly recently.

California outlawed the Confederate flag.

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The Daily Word in birth, marriage, abortion, volcanos and Coffee Day.

The Daily Word

A shooting at a Miami club injured 15 people.

There’s a Clinton granddaughter now.

George Clooney got married to a lawyer lady.

Stevie Nicks and Don Henley had a pregnant together, it’s now revealed.

At least 36 people were killed when a Japanese volcano erupted.

There’s political unrest in Hong Kong.

The Raiders’ coach has not been fired yet.

Today is Coffee Day.

Here’s how to purge your Gmail account in five easy steps.

It’s raining feces.

Not so fast, Pluto, you may not be a planet afterall…

A judge refused to issue an injuction against Uber and Lyft operating in NM.

APD Officer Keith Sandy made a weird remark two hours before shooting James Boyd.

There was a body in the road at 118th Street.

What’s happening today in Albuquerque?

Happy birthday, Gene Autry.

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The Mule Still Kicks Ass: Gov't Mule at Sunshine

Southern rock band Gov't Mule play some haunting and funky tunes at this rollicking show.
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