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Weekly Alibi
 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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news

The Daily Word in methane mystery, machete murder and Mary Jane

The Daily Word

In the Four Corners area, researchers are attempting to locate the mysterious source of a methane "hot spot."

A museum commemorating the figure skating scandal of the 1990s involving Nancy Kerrigan and Tonya Harding has been built by a couple in Brooklyn in their apartment.

The Red Rocker ordered a new car in 2014. The cost: $1.4 Million. He's still waiting for it to be delivered.

In Spain, a substitute teacher was killed and four others wounded after a 13-year-old brought a machete and cross bow to school.

In local news, a driver drove his vehicle through a parking lot, a brick wall, and through the living room of two residents in the Loma Del Norte 'hood. He is under investigation for possible DWI.

Norway is expected to be the first country to do away with FM radio.

A 120-pound woman broke the steak-eating record this weekend.

Dude! It's 420! Don't Bogart that doobie!

Say, man. Gotta joint?

Reward offered for the return of a stolen gravestone

Unfortunately, this is not a joke. On March 1st, a truck transporting a gravestone of a recently deceased elderly woman was stolen near Coors and I40. The truck was recovered at a separate location but the gravestone was not. The grandson of the deceased is offering a reasonable reward for the recovery of the gray granite headstone, no questions asked. It measures 20”x16”x10”, and features an image of roses and a cross on the upper right corner, and an image of a herd of sheep on the lower left corner, with the dates “1912-2015” centered at the bottom.

If you have any information, please come forward and help this family lay their loved one to rest. C'mon, people! Don't you think a centenarian deserves better?

Contact frontdesk@alibi.com or

505-346-0660 x0

Jesse Schulz

Music

Rooster Roundabout: This week’s music highlights

Mark Lopez muses on Percy Sledge’s passing, Mariah Carey’s new compilation and Jack White’s acoustic tour.
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