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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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News

The Daily Word in the James Boyd case, Royal Trux and Lenny Kravitz's trillion dollar F-35 exposed

The Daily Word

A new series about being a guard at New Mexico's State Penitentiary airs on Thursday.

It's day two of the preliminary hearing in the James Boyd case.

Recent violence involving teens has spurred New Mexico lawmakers to try and impose a curfew —something that was previously found unconstitutional on the city government-level.

Franklin County Sheriff's department in Kentucky is offering assistance to drug dealers by suggesting dealers "turn in their competition".

Lenny Kravitz suffered a wardrobe malfunction that exposed little Lenny.

Royal Trux is going to reunite for a nod-off (HA, auto-correct!) erm, that is, a one-off concert appearance.

North America's only native caffeinated plant is seeing a rise in popularity.

"The world's most expensive weapons program in human history" is flight-ready.

news

The Daily Word in Star Wars, exploding churches and crapping on the green

The Daily Word

Glaciers are melting faster than they ever have before.

Three new super-Earths discovered.

Ever seen a guy surf a wave on a dirt bike? Here you go!

Churches are exploding in Las Cruces.

Drinking too many margaritas in the sun can lead to phytophotodermatitis.

Washington D.C. is sinking into the ocean.

Brighten your day with these Werner Herzog inspirational posters!

For over a decade, a mystery man has been crapping in the holes of a Norway golf club.

Mark Hamill will do more than just sign your Star Wars card.

Thanks to Geoff Plant and Carl Petersen for the links!

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The Daily Word in mine sweeping rats, spray-on condoms and Morrissey’s junk

The Daily Word

Citizens live without cell phones or WiFi in this West Virginian town.

These Italians really want the Foo Fighters to come play their hometown.

Iconic percussionist and drumstick maker Vic Firth has died at the age of 85.

Zimbabwe is seeking the extradition James Palmer, who is currently nowhere to be found.

Specially trained rats are saving lives in Cambodia.

Everything you hate about wearing glasses.

I present to you the spray-on condom.

Prepare to be disappointed by tonight's blue moon.

Morrissey claims the TSA at the San Francisco Airport grabbed his junk.

Check out Prince's new song!

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