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Weekly Alibi
 Jan 19 - 25, 2006 
NEWS/OPINION
Maximizing the Minimum
A new low ... just kidding. The state's 30-day Legislative Session began this week and it looks like the minimum wage is on the rise. New Mexico residents could know by next month if wage regulation will be taken on at the state level. Jessica Cassyle Carr reports.
MUSIC
Spotlight: Bleeding Eardrum Rehearsal Studio
Is the Emergenza International Music Festival a scam as some of those out in Internet-land think it is? You heard the truth from the Alibi first!
FOOD
It's Just Grape Juice
With so many different wines, how do you choose which wine to bring to your next social engagement? Soon you'll know with these step-by-step instructions, based on who you'll be around, how much you like them and how much coin you have.
FILM & TV
Video Review
Kurly Tlapoyawa fills us in on the best DVD releases of last year, and mixed in with a little shameless self-promotion, you probably haven't seen most of the list.
FEATURE
The Rise and Fall of Civilizations
As a geologist, physiologist, professor and author, Jared Diamond has come to be known as one of the most profound thinkers of our age. This week he visits UNM, and Steven Robert Allen had the pleasure of being in the presence of brilliance.
ARTS/LIT
Book News
Is the novel really dead or is it simply the current fashion within literary circles to say so? Have movies and television taken over literature as the main social trendsetters and entertainment? John Freeman fills us in on his thoughts on the matter.

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The Daily Word in a 9-year-old's arrest, an Austin shooting and Barbie's decline

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An Ohio teacher is recovering from her sixth surgery after four teens dropped a 4.5lb rock on her car and crushed her skull.

Forget Barbie. It's all about the Frozen toys this year.

Today, the UN Committee Against Torture urged the US to “fully investigate and prosecute police brutality and shootings of unarmed black youth.”

Due to an injunction for acting like a taxi company, Uber has suspended its transportation operations in Nevada.

Police in Austin, Texas, fatally shot a man who opened fire on several government buildings.

KRQE's got you covered of you wanna read a little about Black Friday before venturing out into the unknown (if you haven't already done so).

Wanna see all the crazy stuff the TSA has found in people's bags? Note: Be glad they check this stuff.

A 20-year-old man accused of fatally shooting a teenage couple last month in Santa Fe is being returned to the City Different.

The new I-25/Paseo overpass currently in construction will be “cast in colors that mimic the sun hitting the Sandia Mountains.

A 9-year-old girl was arrested and charged with battery for allegedly punching her 6-year-old sister in the head.

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