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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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Alibi Picks

Friends of the Weirder Side of Folk: BaBa CD Release Show!

See a concert with banjo and tuba duo BaBa, as well as performances by Pawn Drive and Joe Daddy and Hoodoo Jeff.
Photo by some dude in Production

Alibi Picks

Rad Verbage: To the Last Word Poetry Slam

An open mic and poetry slam.

News

The Daily Word in the tragic end of a bartending career, the dawn of a white minority and a reprieve for some Texas abortion clinics

The Daily Word

Spectators Sports Bar is mourning the loss of longtime bartender Steve Gerecke.

An appeals court has resuscitated the Jemez Pueblo's claim on the Valle Caldera in the Jemez Mountains.

With 62 percent of the US population but 78 percent of deaths, whites are poised to become a "white minority".

Because of Monday's Supreme Court decision, 10 Texas abortion clinics slated to close will remain open. For now.

"Legs really don't work": the Action Man series of battlefield casualties action figures.

Preserving human pelts.

One of the United States' last all-wood baseball stadiums burned to the ground in a dramatic 30 minute blaze yesterday.

Lobster will soon be available at McDonald's.

Justin Bieber is changing his life thanks to a Pentecostal church in Australia.

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