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Weekly Alibi
 May 12 - 18, 2005 
Dive Into Summer
Don't let rising temperatures or summer ennui drive you up the wall. Chill out with the coolest summer guide under the sun!
NEWS/OPINION
Pools, Ponds and Patience
The Rio Grande and Highland Pools should be open just in time for summer. Normally, that might not sound like big news. But, we're talking about a city renovation project years in the making.
Commentary
Opponents of the newest minimum wage proposal could use a lesson in economics.
MUSIC
Spotlight: Coachella Art and Music Festival 2005
The 2005 Coachella Art and Music Festival recently treated 100,000 visitors to two days of musical bliss. If you missed the mayhem, we've got all the juicy details right here.
FOOD
FILM & TV
Mindhunters
The Mindhunters script is loaded with more red herrings than an Oslo fish market.
FEATURE
ARTS/LIT
Gallery Review: Smears and Splatters
You'll feel your cholesterol rising just reading about the sumptuous southern fare at Country Vittles.

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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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