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Weekly Alibi
 Dec 8 - 14, 2005 
The Alibi's 2005 Last Minute Gift Guide
You've got about two more weeks to do all of your Christmas shopping, but don't panic. If you didn't take our advice last time around, we're giving you a second chance, and this time it's personal. I mean, this time we've mapped out shopping opportunities around the city for maximum efficiency.
NEWS/OPINION
Is New Urbanism Right for Albuquerque?
Albuquerque is commended by an environmental organization for a new urbanist-style redevelopment project Downtown, but as Jessica Cassyle Carr reports, not everyone in town wants to see more of this.
MUSIC
Show Off!
Captain America provides some thoughtful insight into what small towns have to offer us big-city snobs in terms of music store selection, music fans and even new bands. He also refers to Albuquerque as "The Dirt City," which we will definitely be pirating in the future.
FOOD
Restaurant Review: La Siringitu Vegetarian Café
Jennifer Wohletz visits La Siringitu Vegetarian Café, which is so beautifully decorated and delicious that it almost turns her meat-crazed palate into a fake-meat-product-loving, antibiotic-free, substitute vegetarian one.
FILM & TV
Film Festival Preview
Screw Sundance and Cannes, the Santa Fe Film Festival is back for its sixth year and is packing in films from so many far away places that it will undoubtedly make other film festivals cower in defeat. Or, at least, that's what our state spirit makes the Alibi think!
FEATURE
ARTS/LIT
A Brief Guide to Gift-worthy Recent Releases
To further assist you in your attempt to make up for lost time, John Freeman has compiled a brief list of new books worthy of wrapping paper and a position underneath the tanenbaum.

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News

The Daily Word in bad doctors, accidental shootings and America's talent

The Daily Word

Dr. Christopher S. Driskill, an OB-Gyn who is to be the next president the New Mexico Medical Society, had his license suspended over claims that he drank and had sex with patients while on the job.

A section of the lower NE Heights is once again known as the "Mile-Hi District".

The Foo Fighters will stop in Albuquerque next year. I wanna meet Dave Grohl.

The Denny's across from UNM, a semi-frequent location on the teevee show Breaking Bad is moving to a new building in the Southeast Heights.

A local teenager was accidentally killed with a stolen gun.

State Auditor Hector Balderas released a written review that was very critical of the Bernalillo County Treasurer's Office. Balderas is deeply concerned that "public officials who are entrusted with the investment of public funds violated their fiduciary duties."

A so-far unindicted Detective Keith Sandy is retiring.

Molina Healthcare is moving some of its operations (and 650 employees) into the CenturyLink Building in downtown Burque.

Albuquerque wants to be the "most entrepreneur-friendly city in the nation" says Victor Hwang over at Forbes.

"America's Got Talent" producer Justin Heath will be in the Duke City come January to audition potential contestants.

Alibi Picks

Lovers & Madmen Shapes Fantasies

Lovers & Madmen bring their slick take on Americana to Low Spirits.

Alibi Picks

Time to Volunteer: Geeks Who Drink gears up for Hunger Games

Celebrate Reaping Day with a pub quiz that covers events in The Hunger Games and Catching Fire.
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