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 Oct 5 - 11, 2006 
So Very Special
Welcome, amigos , to the 2006 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. We've got everything you need to know about this year's lofty event--plus the Alibi gets carried away with the most special shapes we've ever seen!
NEWS/OPINION
Free Rehab
Frugality and rehab for all--a new Bernalillo County detox facility program is being paid for by your booze-based tax dollars. Talk about poetic justice.
News Feature
A tight squeeze--how proposed federal budget cuts will affect middle-class families here in New Mexico.
MUSIC
Spotlight: Unit 7 Drain CD Release Party: Restoring the Faith
Unit 7 Drain releases a brand-new album called LISTS this Friday. Check it twice.
FOOD
FILM & TV
My Country My Country
My Country My Country reminds us it isn’t politics or propaganda or men with guns who define a nation--it is the people.
FEATURE
ARTS/LIT
Art News
Corkfest 2006 is an explosion of folk art in the lovely South Valley.

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news

The Daily Word in birth, marriage, abortion, volcanos and Coffee Day.

The Daily Word
In the news: shooting at a Miami club, Clinton granddaughter, George Clooney, Stevie Nicks and Don Henley, Japanese volcano erupted, political unrest in Hong Kong, Raiders’ coach, Coffee Day, purge your Gmail account, raining feces, Pluto, you may not be a planet, Uber and Lyft operating in NM, Keith Sandy made a weird remark, body in the road, happening today in Albuquerque, Gene Autry

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Alibi Picks

The Mule Still Kicks Ass: Gov't Mule at Sunshine

Southern rock band Gov't Mule play some haunting and funky tunes at this rollicking show.

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arts & lit

Poetic Peace Party: Happening promotes peace, sustainability

Today, poets, artists, performers and musicians in thousands of cities all over the globe celebrate the idea that we can live in peace, free from violence and political oppression, while moving productively toward the future. A local manifestation of a global event, 100 Thousand Poets for Change, happens tonight at Tortuga. Featured readers include Larry Goodell, Lisa Gill, Don McIver, Albino Carrillo, Carrie House, Susana Rinderle, Stephanie Galloway and John Scariano.

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