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Weekly Alibi
 Dec 22 - 28, 2005 
NEWS/OPINION
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.
MUSIC
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.
FOOD
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.
FILM & TV
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).
FEATURE
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.
ARTS/LIT
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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news

The Daily Word in Peyton Manning, mood swings, intestines, and Monica Lewinsky.

The Daily Word

Police captured a serial killer in Indiana.

Peyton Manning broke the touchdown record.

People born in the summer are prone to mood swings.

A mouse-grown intestine signals hope for organ growth.

Soft drinks lead to accelerated aging.

For chocolate addicts, it might actually be time to panic over the Ebola outbreak.

Bernalillo County will have deputies guarding the abandoned Sandia Ranch insane asylum against trespassers this Halloween season.

Does anyone care that Monica Lewinsky has joined Twitter?

This is how you draw a perfect circle, while listening to A Perfect Circle.

Test your knowledge of Iron Maiden.

Still don’t have a costume idea for Halloween? Get some help from ex-con Martha Stewart.

Jesse Schulz

Music

Rooster Roundabout: This week’s music highlights

Writer Mark Lopez muses on an alternate recording of “Rock and Roll,” album reissues from Pixies and Cursive and a slick Rihanna cover.

Alibi Picks

Watsky Slams Words

Spoken word artist and speed-rapper Watsky takes the stage at Sunshine Theater.
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