Weekly Alibi
 Mar 13 - 19, 2008 
The entries for the Alibi's fifth annual Photo Contest blew our minds--we think they'll blow yours, too.
Mañana Land
See five fantastic reader photographs we couldn't fit in the paper.
NEWS/OPINION
A view from the Rail Runner reveals prosperity and poverty, modernity and the pastoral. Why did the governor say nay to a new way of selecting the state's Chief Public Defender? Plus, the media buys Hillary Clinton's criticisms hook, line and sinker.
Websclusive: Answer Me This
Test your regional news knowledge here.
MUSIC
The aftermath of the Golden West fire reveals two different strategies for coping with disaster. Plus, Ravi Coltrane brings his confident and distinctively lush sound to Albuquerque.
Websclusive: Too Rude To Talk To
Read the extended interview with The English Beat's Dave Wakeling, watch a couple of the band's music videos and familiarize yourself with fourth-wave ska.
Websclusive: Ash and Ember
Take a look at Marisa Demarco's photos of the wreckage at the Golden West Saloon.
FOOD
Empire Burritos and Santa Fe Peppers might remind you of a national chain, but the freshly prepared ingredients and chipotle-roasted chicken will wash any bad taste out of your mouth. Plus, fine French wine gets a hand from the Irish.
FILM & TV
The Rape of Europa is a mesmerizing, astonishing, highly emotional film about Adolf Hitler’s systematic campaign to steal and/or destroy Europe’s great works of art. And Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who! may not be great, but at least it spares Jim Carrey from big, rubber ears.
ARTS/LIT
For the Greater Good at UNM Art Museum bears the fruits of America's greatest investment in the arts. Meanwhile, Tony Earley's new book, The Blue Star, is filled with humor and tenderness, but it's nothing like its predecessor.

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news

The Daily Word in mole man invasions, pot blocking and lame witchcraft

The Daily Word

Well, kids, let’s see what’s going on in the news today:

The city of Albuquerque has decided that supporters of a marijuana decriminalization measure need to have more signatures on their petition than the city had originally told them. OOPS. Too bad the deadline was Monday. And no, they don’t get an extension.

Murderers of a retired educator in Chimayo claim to have held a ‘witchcraft’ ceremony after the killing. Which sounds super creepy, but apparently only involved "wrapping a ribbon in something and putting it in a baggie." I guess it's creepy if the 'something' was an eyeball. But way less creepy if the 'something' was a, I dunno, pencil. Basically, my feelings about this story are dependent on what got wrapped in a ribbon and then put into a baggie.

An Albuquerque man tried to stretch the family food budget by killing, then butchering the family dog. Which was a chihuahua, by the way, which could feed maybe one person? I don't think this guy thought things through.

And the Duke City is due to become the Cake City this weekend. Cake kind of sounds like Duke and it’s the best I could come up with before my coffee hits bottom. Also, I’m still thinking about that witchcraft thing. And the pot thing. And the dog thing. Is there something wrong with the state this week?

A team of surgeons removed 232 teeth from the mouth of a 17-year old boy in India.

Two more mysterious holes leading to the blackest depths of the Earth have opened up in Siberia. Scientists think it’s happening because of an eruption of gas, but the Internet thinks it’s probably mole men.

And Harrison Ford’s ankle injury is probably going to prevent puffins from having sex. Dammit, Harrison Ford. First Indy 4 and now this?

NEWS

The Daily Word in bomb threats, no more square hamburgers in Russia and Presidential pants

The Daily Word

Huning Highland shall not be home to a Subway.

The man who was subjected to an extensive and illegal cavity search courtesy of the Hidalgo County Sheriff's department details his story in a new interview.

Someone threatened to blow up the capital building in Santa Fe.

Naked intruder alert.

Dead Jackass star Ryan Dunn's photo wasn't supposed to be used in this story.

Behold the motorized sneaker/rocket roller skate thingees.

No more Wendy's in Russia.

March of the Juggalos.

The time President Johnson ordered pants.

A satanist group is leveraging the Hobby Lobby decision to challenge "informed consent" laws.

An American Hippie in Israel.

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The Daily Word in WWI, wacky weather and other worries.

The Daily Word

Happy 100th birthday, World War I.

Massive, explosive decompression brought down MH17.

A tornado hit near Boston.

A lightning storm hit Venice Beach.

I wonder if Palin TV will show Lidsville.

Watch the trailer for the Simpsons/Family Guy crossover episode.

Now worry about kissing-bug disease.

A UFO terrifies Toronto.

Sexual harrassment at Comic-Con exists.

Get ready for the new mass extinction.

Progress Now NM is pushing for $25 fines for marijuana possission.

An Albuquerque hot dog cart was stolen.

What’s happening in Albuquerque today?

Go swimming!

Happy birthday, Steve Morse.

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