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 V.14 No.51 | December 22 - 28, 2005 
The Place in Nob Hill
Take that, dirt lot in Nob Hill! Mixed-use strikes again as a three-story development is slated to be built at the old Baca site, located between Wellesley and Tulane on Central.
Spotlight: The Ground Beneath CD Release Party
Simon McCormack takes a little trip to "Talent City" and brings back souvenirs from local nu-metal jockeys The Ground Beneath. Turns out a spell concocted with a Gibson Explorer, a lock of Tim Stroh's hair and hard work can result in a bitchin' album.
Dining Out Special
Make your New Year's dinner reservation now. We've compiled a guide to let you in on what's to eat and drink in the desert on the last evening of 2005.
The Producers
From movie to musical back to movie, Mel Brooks' The Producers is fit for those who can't wait to see cheap Hollywood comedies like Weekend at Bernie's turned into musicals (and, possibly, back into movies).
It Ain't Over 'Til It's Over
For drinks, entertainment and who to call when your plumbing explodes, this week we've designed for you, loyal readers, a special New Year's guide that will help you plan your party or evening out. We'll put you well on your way to singing "Auld Lang Syne" out of tune with champagne and other humans, instead of watching Dick Clark's ball at home with your cat.
Author Interview
Frank McCourt, Pulitzer Prize winner and author of Teacher Man, discusses, among other things, how he found salvation in teaching.

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Rowdy’s Dream Blog #344: Telling Jokes on a Furniture Store Bed

I am walking through the mall. I pass my old friend D and her dark-haired Aussie girlfriend. D gives me a severe look. I bow and kiss her hand. She wears a gold band on her finger. She asks me when I'm going to grow up. I tell her it's too late, so never. We are joined on a furniture store bed by four of her friends. I joke in response to some anecdote: “That will kaak in your craw!” This gets a big laugh. One of the girls is playing with my tie. I see where this is going.

news

The Daily Word in horrible mutilations, further annexations and Albuquerque city council quandaries

The Daily Word

Top of the list of "unexpected beer cities? Albuquerque, por supuesto.

The suspect shot by APD yesterday was a woman.

City council is gearing up to kill the Albuquerque Police Oversight Commission in order to create a new system of checks and balances vis a vis citizenry and APD.

A bicyclist was killed Saturday when she was hit by the Rail Runner in Santa Fe.

Among steep competition, rapper Andre Johnson may have committed the most bizarre musician suicide attempt ever. Ever.

Netflix is introducing another kinda-weird price increase.

Sometimes "refined" means fart jokes.

Controversial State of Michigan decision prohibiting race based college entrance was upheld by the SCOTUS.

Crimea is getting strange and Russia is a master of propaganda.

Nothing wrong with thinking about Nudie suits folks.

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Of the Earth

There's nothing like acknowledging that you are part of something bigger, part of an entire way of life that exists outside your home, town or state. That's why Earth Day is such a big day … it celebrates our entire planet! And this year, there will be a variety of events that highlight Mother Earth in all her glory. Some stuff worth mentioning is the 6th Annual Sustainability Expo & Lobos Growers' Market, the Celebrate Earth Day event at Hotel Andaluz and Earth Day at the Museum.

The first is at the Cornell Mall at UNM's main campus and includes fresh, local produce, music, crafts and food trucks. Now that's a fine way to pay homage to our planet. The event runs from 10am to 2pm tomorrow, and is free, unless, you know, you buy stuff. The second event is Celebrate Earth Day at Hotel Andaluz (125 Second Street NW) and is a free event that features guest speakers (including Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham), a wolf from the Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary and raptors from Avian Ambassadors. That event happens from 10am to 1pm, also tomorrow.

And for those who want to throw a little education into their celebrations, the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science (1801 Mountain NW) is hosting Earth Day at the Museum (again, tomorrow). This day will have “special celebrations, hands-on activities for all ages and short talks.” And that slice of terrestrial goodness is included with regular admission, which is $7 for ages 13 and up, $6 for seniors and $4 for those under 13. Festivities run from 9am to 3pm. Not bad, eh? Consult our calendars for more events happening prior to Earth Day if these aren't to your liking. But bear in mind that Earth is a lovely place to be, and that's always a reason to celebrate. Cornell Mall on the UNM Main Campus (East of SUB) • Tue Apr 22 • 10am-2pm • FREE • ALL-AGES! • View on Alibi calendar

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