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Weekly Alibi
 Jul 9 - 15, 2009 
Corporations have hijacked the word "local" and nearly rendered it meaningless. Will their efforts have positive or negative effects on real local business?
NEWS/OPINION
A geologist claims WIPP isn't as safe as Sandia Labs says it is. And is Congress missing a golden opportunity to pursue an overhaul of health care?
MUSIC
Snoop Dogg answers the Alibi's e-mail and tells us why, no matter how big he gets, he'll always be tied into the streets. Meanwhile, The Willowz' garage rock got a boost when the band's lead singer injured his hand.
FOOD
The question—red or green?—applies to almost every menu item at Monica’s El Portal. Plus, polish off a cold one and grab a handful of smoked beer nuts.
FILM & TV
The sci-fi miniature Moon is filled with profound sadness, deep humanism and aching beauty. And Johnny Depp becomes a bank robber people can root for in Public Enemies.
ARTS/LIT
Newly crowned Albuquerque Slam Poet Laureate Danny Solis won't talk about his new special powers, but he's less secretive about his desire to spread literacy. And shop for art from 46 countries at the Santa Fe International Folk Art Market.

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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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