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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 big ice cream, Rokudenashiko and a mysterious silver box in Jamestown.

The Daily Word

Two houses used as locations in "Breaking Bad" are on the market.

A local GOP official is in hot water after hosting a party featuring a Donald Trump piƱata-smashing.

Pope Francis isn't so pope-ular anymore.

The remains of the 16th century leaders of Jamestown have been discovered.

Norway may now claim to be home of the world's largest ice cream cone.

Simply awesome photo series of 1970's-vintage motels.

Rad Japanese artist is facing criminal charges for transmitting data that can be used to create 3-D replicas of her hoo-ha.

Joyce Mitchell pled guilty to helping Richard Matt and David Sweat escape from Clinton Correctional.

There is a new Dr. Seuss book.

news

The Daily Word in Postmen, Boy Scouts & Yahoo Serious

The Daily Word

Burger King is seeing a much-needed boost in sales due to the allure if its "chicken fries."

Who said it: Donald Trump or Mr. Burns?

A postman rescued an injured man who was trapped in his home for a week and a half.

The ban on gay adult leaders will be lifted by the Boy Scouts.

After being in a coma for 6 months, Bobbi Kristina Brown has died.

Fingers Bloody Fingers.

Over the weekend, President Obama did some serious rug-cutting in Kenya.

The cover of New York Magazines features a photo of all 35 of Bill Cosby's accusers.

Yahoo Serious turns 62 today!

Thanks to Geoff Plant for the Black Sabbath link!

Jesse Schulz

Music

Rooster Roundabout Says Goodbye

We bid you farewell

For his last Rooster Roundabout, writer Mark Lopez muses on the music he’s loved so far this year.
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