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Weekly Alibi
 Jun 19 - 25, 2008 
When David Sedaris hits the road on a book tour, he brings mini-bottles of conditioner for teenagers who come to see him. One reader awarded the author's generosity by giving him a stuffed pheasant. It's all in a day's work for the award-winning essayist.
NEWS/OPINION
"Alternative Radio" host David Barsamian says the media is a weapon of mass distraction. City councilors and local youth look into green-collar jobs. Plus, the city comes to a decision on the controversial 2000 Gold condo project.
MUSIC
Albuquerque-based tender-metal band Hit By A Bus will plug in anywhere with an outlet. And N.E.R.D.'s Seeing Sounds is the soundtrack to your next house party.
FOOD
Taj Palace lives up to high Indian food expectations with moist meats and superb service. And the New Mexico Symphony orchestra combines wine, music and altruism at the Vintage Albuquerque Fine Wine and Art Auction.
FILM & TV
The Talking Stick Film Festival provides a platform for Native voices.
ARTS/LIT
The Seven: Something Left Unsaid gives playwrights 10 minutes to tell a story. And Author Marianne Wiggins talks writing, photography and living in the 21st-century West.

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Helping Nepal: Five organizations accepting donations and offering relief in Nepal

A list of five organizations accepting donations and offering relief to victims of the massive earthquake that happened on April 25 in Nepal.

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The Daily Word in murder trials, police brutality and devastation in Nepal

The Daily Word

A devastating earthquake in Nepal has left the death toll at over 4,000 and rising.

It also sparked an avalanche on Mount Everest.

Other natural disasters around the world this weekend included a giant tornado in Texas, heavy rains and flooding in Pakistan, killing dozens, and volcanic ash blanketing the Chilean town of Ensenada.

Russian hackers have been reading the President's emails.

The mastermind behind Silk Road is being charged in the overdose deaths of six customers.

McDonald's expects to have closed at least 700 stores by the end of 2015.

The James Holmes murder trial is set to begin today, almost three years after the mass shooting occurred in a Colorado movie theater.

In other Colorado news, mayhem erupted at a carnival in Colorado Springs over the weekend.

This APD Officer has a lot of explaining to do.

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Nepal Earthquakes Evoke Memories and Call for Action

August March remembers Nepal and considers recent earthquakes' impact on the region.
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