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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 prom-munism, hobbits and Mars

The Daily Word

Cottonwood Classical Preparatory School embraces "prom-munism."

Drive carefully.

If you plan to watch the "Dig" premiere tonight on USA, spotting ABQ locations might make a fun drinking game.

George R.R. Martin donates a first edition of The Hobbit to Texas A&M's Cushing Memorial Library.

Mars ... needs ... women—I mean, may have once had an ocean.

This Week's Instagram Photo Contest Winner!

#alibibiz February 27 - March 5

We asked for pictures of your favorite local businesses this week and you guys delivered. Here are some of our favorites:

But this week's winner is Instagram user victoriaxmia_ for her mega awesome picture of local comic shop Astro-Zombies!

Email amelia@alibi.com for details on how to retrieve your prize and stay tuned for next week's guidelines!

Blue Öyster Cult ... now
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Blue Öyster Cult ... now

Music

Bad Oysters: A short, strange evening with Blue Öyster Cult

Alibi resident rocker Wrathchild reports on a concert that left comatose concertgoers feeling blue.
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