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Weekly Alibi
 Feb 9 - 15, 2006 
V-Day is Upon Us!
The time has come once again for the mushiest of our annual contests: The Valentine's Day Card Contest. This year there's so much romantic flourish that page 18 is literally sticky. So climb aboard our little loveboat and behold the meticulous and heartfelt craftsmanship of our local Don Juans and Don Juanitas.
NEWS/OPINION
Big Brother is Watching
A letter criticizing the Bush administration, published in the Alibi last September, leads to a particularly creepy investigation of its author. As Steven Robert Allen reports, the VA nurse, now represented by the ACLU, was accused of sedition.
MUSIC
Spotlight: The Empty Orchestra
Got an itch you need to scratch? A thirst you need to quench? A need to fulfill a secret desire? An insatiable yearning to sing? Are pathetic renditions of '80s adult contemporary songs, wood-paneled bars and highballs your only cure? Lucky for you, my friend, we've provided a seven-day guide to karaoke in Burque.
FOOD
Restaurant Review: The Red Ball Café
The Red Ball Café has been a Barelas landmark since the Depression, and while their Wimpy Burger no longer costs a nickel, the classic burger is still on the menu, along with a heap of New Mexican treats and a load of priceless local history.
FILM & TV
Idiot Box: WB + UPN = CW?
The WB and UPN are going out of business. Now you can finally know a life free of The Gilmore Girls ... or so you might think. Warner Brothers and CBS Corp. have merged and plan to salvage a few of the more profitable shows from each network, including the aforementioned piece of crap. Devin D. O'Leary tells the tale.
ARTS/LIT
Author Interview
In an interview with Caroline Moorehead, author of Human Cargo: A Journey Among Refugees, tragedies of war, famine and people bound by borders are revealed.

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Music

Rooster Roundabout: This week’s music highlights

Writer Mark Lopez muses on upcoming releases from Beach House and Lana Del Rey ... and a fresh tune with Sting and the Ragtime Gals.
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Alibi Picks

Dogs on the Catwalk: REEL Dog Fashion Show & Reception

Celebrity dogs and their owners grace the runway in designer pet wear by Ada Nieves.

news

The Daily Word in racism, intelligence and the inner thoughts of James Holmes

The Daily Word

A man who underwent a face transplant met the sister of the deceased guy whose face he now wears.

Peoples' strong attitudes can be changed while they sleep using sound therapy.

A Dutch man claims he knows where Natalee Holloway's body can be found.

Would you like to own a racist Dr. Seuss drawing from 1929? The starting bid is $20K.

Hiring really smart people could be a bad idea.

Anheuser-Busch is canning drinking water instead of beer to help flood victims in Texas and Oklahoma.

Jeff Buckley died on this date in 1997.

Here's a glimpse into James Holmes' psyche: Why?

Danny Elfman, Annette Bening and Albuquerque's own Al Unser are celebrating birthdays today! (NSFW)

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