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Weekly Alibi
 Jan 31 - Feb 6, 2008 
From art spaces to museums and a brand-new film festival, we've got the skinny on all the goings-on during Black History Month.
NEWS/OPINION
After arson destroyed its offices, an abortion clinic is getting back on its feet. A Houston-based oil company is dead set on drilling for oil on Albuquerque's Southwest Mesa. And a task force says the Duke City should fix problems with the red-light cameras or pull the plug.
Websclusive: Does it Have to be Coal?
Diné CARE uncovers job-creating alternatives to the Desert Rock coal-fired power plant.
Websclusive: Answer Me This
Did you miss your weekly news quiz in the paper? Get your geek on here instead.
MUSIC
Wynton Marsalis visits with the Alibi before he and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra roll through town. Plus, Roman Numerals bring indie dance grooves with a breadbasket work ethic.
Websclusive: Little Women
Little Women—the Brooklyn punky jazz quartet you almost got to see in Albuquerque.
FOOD
Porky's Pride has a fire pit brimming with blazing barbecue while Chef Boy Ari explains why even one bad apple can spoil the batch.
FILM & TV
Black history is about more than riots, marches and political struggles--celebrate the next 29 days through some of the best of Black film. Plus, Untraceable proves that movies about computers, even when they involve torture porn, are painfully dull.
ARTS/LIT
A young artist explores his cultural background and makes a splash in the art world before even graduating high school. Plus, Santa Fe-based author George R.R. Martin tells us about sci-fi by committee.
Websclusive: The Anti-Slumber Party
Haven't seen the Pajama Men's improv run at The Stove yet? What are you waiting for? Read all about it in an exclusive by Steven Robert Allen.

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The Daily Word in weathermen, WIPP, stolen garbage bins and disorder

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Dr. George Fischbeck, a beloved Albuquerque science teacher and weatherman who went on to fame and fortune in the city of angels, has died at age 92.

Jay Stanley, senior policy analyst at the American Civil Liberties Union, discusses the use of police body cameras in Albuquerque.

A hearing undertaken by the Bernalillo County Commission on a proposed real estate development west of town raised drought-related citizen concerns.

Long-haired US Energy Secretary Edward Moriz says the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant will be back in business soon.

Oil industry experts are worried about New Mexico production and job losses in the coming months.

Daily Lobo reporter Skylar Griego reports that tattoos are becoming more visible in the workplace.

More than 150 trash and recycling bins have been stolen in Albuquerque during the past couple of months.

Yesterday, a mobile home in the Southeast Heights caught fire and burned.

Andrew Church, a meteorologist based in Burque says it could be a wet spring in these parts.

A fight over a cell phone caused violence and disorder in our humble burg.

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The Daily Word in the crimes of Blanco Diablo

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Good morning, it’s Wednesday, March 25

and drug dealer Eugene Crane, aka “Blanco Diablo” aka “The Boogie Man,” has been arrested for allegedly wrapping the body of one of his customers in plastic and then dumping her in an empty lot near Roller Skate City after the woman overdosed. Before dumping her, but after she died, he allegedly made time to join his family for dinner,

Geologists with the United States Air Force are set to begin construction on a well to extract poisonous chemicals from Albuquerque’s water supply. The well will be located in a church parking lot, right next to the basketball court,

the Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg wonders if it’s time for “the Jews to leave Europe,”

a Detroit eviction crew discovered the corpses of two children stashed in a deep freeze inside of a vacant apartment. The mother of the children has been taken into custody,

in some of the least depressing news to come out of Iraq, ISIS apparently blew up Saddam Hussein's tomb,

a baby eagle hatched live on eagle-cam,

and a restaurant in Africa has closed down after attracting negative attention for their “no blacks” policy.

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The Daily Word in badass teenagers, Pikachu and firing squads

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The Ili pika is not only endangered, it’s the cutest damn thing in the world. No more than about seven inches long, there are fewer than 1,000 in existence. Some think it is the inspiration behind the creation of the Pikachu character in Pokémon.

Angelina Jolie Pitt thoughtfully shares her thoughts and experiences surrounding the removal of her ovaries in a preventative measure against cancer.

The ingredients required to administer lethal injection are in short supply! So Utah was all like, "WTF? Let’s bring back the good ol’ firing squad!”

A University of New Mexico fraternity house might be demolished.

Who hasn’t parked in am emergency fire lane to get some Panda Express?!

A Guatemalan teen is a total badass and is advocating for the rights and support of young girls in her community, who face numerous challenges.

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