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Weekly Alibi
 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 Peyton Manning, mood swings, intestines, and Monica Lewinsky.

The Daily Word

Police captured a serial killer in Indiana.

Peyton Manning broke the touchdown record.

People born in the summer are prone to mood swings.

A mouse-grown intestine signals hope for organ growth.

Soft drinks lead to accelerated aging.

For chocolate addicts, it might actually be time to panic over the Ebola outbreak.

Bernalillo County will have deputies guarding the abandoned Sandia Ranch insane asylum against trespassers this Halloween season.

Does anyone care that Monica Lewinsky has joined Twitter?

This is how you draw a perfect circle, while listening to A Perfect Circle.

Test your knowledge of Iron Maiden.

Still don’t have a costume idea for Halloween? Get some help from ex-con Martha Stewart.

Jesse Schulz

Music

Rooster Roundabout: This week’s music highlights

Writer Mark Lopez muses on an alternate recording of “Rock and Roll,” album reissues from Pixies and Cursive and a slick Rihanna cover.

Alibi Picks

Watsky Slams Words

Spoken word artist and speed-rapper Watsky takes the stage at Sunshine Theater.
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