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 Jul 10 - 16, 2008 
Are fast-food joints an easy scapegoat for our nation's addiction to fatty foods? What if the real culprit is America's long-standing tradition of overeating?
NEWS/OPINION
How is the sluggish economy affecting Albuquerque businesses? With less than four months before Election Day, the state's Bureau of Elections is without two key officials. And New Mexico joins the common-sense bandwagon and says "no thanks" to abstinence-only funding.
MUSIC
After several months, the Launchpad is finally up and running. Find out what it took to get the venue back on its feet. CSS is charmingly tacky. Plus, Tom McDermott is one of the most fluid, inventive and technically robust pianists on the 88s today.
FOOD
The Old House Gastropub goes beyond the usual watering-hole fare and grills up buffalo, yak, ostrich and kangaroo. It's all served in a wonderfully homey atmosphere. And why not grab a can of Dale's Pale Ale and "porch it"?
FILM & TV
Journey to the Center of the Earth's rock-strewn sets don't look half-bad. Meanwhile, the mushy weeper And When Did You Last See Your Father? is a sap-filled guilty pleasure.
ARTS/LIT
I Hate Hamlet and Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet) gaze into Shakespeare's world through a less-than-original lens, and both do it with a touch of humor. Plus, sink your teeth into the graphic novel Life Sucks.

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Bad Jacks Make Good

Three Bad Jacks • S.O.L. • The Gunmen

Three Bad Jacks play at Low Spirits.

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The Daily Word: Zombies on a plane, living life on a train and the FBI getting sued

The Daily Word

Man found doing household chores in woman’s house.

Missing cat causes taunting phone calls to owner.

The Associated Press sues FBI for fake news story.

Virginia teen faces 11 years in prison for controlling Twitter account in supports of ISIS and helps friend travel to join group.

Why pay rent when you can live in a train and travel?

50 bodies found in an abandoned truck in eastern Austria.

Driving instructor leaves 70 teenagers high and dry by taking their money and leaving them without receiving their drivers license.

Sea-level rising could be potentially disaster.

AMC puts Zombies in the sky.

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Are You Afraid of the Dark?

Solving a Haunting

A lecture by members of the Southwestern Ghost Hunter's Association.
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