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Weekly Alibi
 Feb 23 - Mar 1, 2006 
Charting a New Course
Charter schools offer students and parents a welcome alternative to traditional public schools, and Amy Biehl High School, newly relocated to downtown Albuquerque, is a shining example of that alternative. As Christie Chisholm reports, the school is actively proving that charter schools can make the grade.
NEWS/OPINION
Roundhouse
Confused about the whirlwind 30-day Legislative Session that ended last Thursday? We were too, but now we're confused no more! We've deciphered the legal speak and waded through piles of information to compose a brief summary of key bills. Hopefully, it should clear things up.
MUSIC
Spotlight: Mystery School CD Release Party
Simon McCormack wrote an article about the Mystery School CD release party. What does it say? Solve that mystery on page 38.
FOOD
Taste Test
Lube up your pans because Feb. 28 is Shrove Tuesday, also known as Pancake Day. It's a time when Catholics, less inclined towards booze and more inclined toward carbs, prepare for 40 days of no milk or eggs. To butter you up for your trip to the store, we've tested different flapjack mixes you can find around town.
FILM & TV
ARTS/LIT
Performance News
The Pajama Men don't love Albuquerque anymore because they're leaving it for the bigger, brighter (or actually grayer and colder) Second City. Oh, no. But don't cry, Albuquerque. They're planning to throw you one last hilarious bone. Bone up on page 20.

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News

The Daily Word in bad cops, analog camera sales and Velveeta at Tingley Beach

The Daily Word

Following reports in the Washington Post and The New Yorker, this week's edition of Rolling Stone covers the tragic and persistent problem of police violence in Albuquerque.

Johnny Zinn is dead.

"We're the last people in the buggy whip business", says local camera store owner.

The trans-Pacific balloon expedition (which includes Albuquerque resident Troy Bradley) made necessary course changes and may make landfall in Baja California on Saturday!

A former Los Alamos National Labs employee told a federal agent disguised as a Venezuelan official that he would design a nuclear bomb capable of targeting New York City.

UNM plans to crack down on smokers this semester.

It might snow tonight.

Our new State Land Commissioner Aubrey Dunn has ordered a temporary halt to the development of the SunZia renewable energy transmission project.

A grocery store in Northwest Burque caught fire this morning.

Fishing at Tingley Beach is decent if you use Velveeta Cheese for bait.

Alibi Picks

Whirling Dialogue: Whirling Dervishes of Rumi with Sufi Music Concert

Explore peace, love and acceptance at this performance by members of the Mevlevi Order.

news

The Daily Word In Zombie Cats, Early Menses and Disco

The Daily Word

The new Ghostbusters movie has an all female cast!

Drinking soda may cause early menses.

This woman had 13 pounds of pot hidden in her car and had no idea. I’ve only ever found a kind of scratched cd labeled “DAD’S MIX” in my car :(

A thoughtful piece on Tent City.

In Florida they have zombie cats!

Here is a disco version of "Suicide Is Painless" .

Some tips on surviving catastrophe.

and it's Sarah McLachlan's birthday today!

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