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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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The Daily Word in hero bloggers, Mitt Romney and the iGeneration

The Daily Word

Mitt Romney will not run for president in 2016.

Rapper Suge Knight was arrested early this morning on suspicion of a hit-and-run that killed a man.

The aggravated assault case against George Zimmerman (who was acquitted for the killing of unarmed teen Trayvon Martin) was dropped after his girlfriend recanted her story.

As gay rights acceptance is becoming de rigeuer in modern America, religious conservatives believe they're being persecuted. As Wayne Campbell would say, “yeah, and monkeys might fly out of my butt.”

Blogger Brandon Stanton started an Indiegogo campaign that raised over $1 million to send Brooklyn students on field trips to Harvard.

The Two Eagles balloon flying over the Pacific (carrying Burqueño Troy Bradley) has beaten a duration record!

We are living in the iGeneration, and the American Academy of Pediatrics wants government-issued guidelines on how to manage children and social media.

Juan Galindo was found guilty of sexually assaulting and murdering a 4-week-old baby.

For the first time ever, Spaceport America will host a Private Pilots Fly-in on Valentine's Day in Las Cruces. Road trip!

A man who has been dead for over two years was recently reappointed to a county industrial authority board in Uniontown, Pa.

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.

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