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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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Alibi Picks

A Nutcracker Navidad

The Nutcracker Ballet in the Land of Enchantment

Featuring choreography by Patricia Dickinson Wells and a full live orchestra under the baton of Guillermo Figueroa.

news

The Daily Word in friends of the court, Jackalopes, stolen dogs and cool laboratories

The Daily Word

Citizens are encouraged to submit Friend of the Court Briefs to U.S. District Judge Robert Brack ahead of an upcoming settlement between the Department of Justice and the City of Albuquerque. The settlement is designed to restructure the city's police department.

City Councilor Dan Lewis is also a vice president at Desert Fuels, our state's largest petroleum wholesaler. Plus which, gas now costs about 2 bucks a gallon.

APS Board of Education member Kathy Korte is suing UNM over her termination from University Hospital following a controversial Facebook post. The suit alleges "retaliatory actions undertaken in violation of Korte’s (First Amendment) civil rights."

Cattleman Aubrey Dunn finally beat incumbent veterinarian Ray Powell in the race to be New Mexico State Land Commissioner.

A local man allegedly spied on his wife with hidden cameras.

Los Alamos National Bank is planning to foreclose on a Jackalope.

The former director of our local Air Force Research Laboratory’s Directed Energy Directorate at Kirtland Air Force Base has died.

Harley the dog, stolen from a local gas station on Wyoming Boulevard, has been gratefully returned to his owners.

There's a really cool laboratory at UNM's Department of Physics and Astronomy.

An Albuquerque man caught two huge rainbow trout at Escondida Lake.

news

The Daily Word In Kidnapped Puppies, Selena Gomez Freaking Out And A List Of All The Things To Do In ABQ Today!

The Daily Word

It's Wednesday December 17th!

Prince turned down an opportunity to be on The Simpsons and less surprisingly so did Tom Cruise!

"NO ONE UNDERSTANDS ME!" says Selena Gomez at Taylor Swift's 25th birthday party.

If your life feels terrible right now, or you're nursing an incredible hang over from a work holiday party, watch this video of puppies playing with their mom in the snow. It'll make you feel better.

Proof that you can return all the expensive gifts you got for your children and give them onions and bananas instead!

Oh SNAP! BBC is gettin' real with this list of the worst CEOs of 2014!

Garfield! Because everyone needs more Garfield in their life.

Everything is actually more terrible than we realized, because someone stole a disabled veteran's dog from a gas station on Wyoming.

And for anyone who says there isn't anything to do in Albuquerque, here is a comprehensive guide to ALL the things to do today!

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