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 Sep 4 - 10, 2008 
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NEWS/OPINION
Doctors and nurses from New Mexico travel to the Democratic National Convention to talk about America's ailing health care system. A memorial honoring soldiers lost in Iraq and Afghanistan makes a visual link to 9/11. And, in our first edition of "Also on the Ballot," the Alibi spends the day with Ralph Nader.
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MUSIC
Tim Finn talks about his successful nephew, saving old theaters and his 35 years of songwriting. Plus, Japan's Tsu Shi Ma Mi Re can't wait to meet you.
FOOD
From open plains to woodlands, even in sandy deserts, mushrooms lie underfoot. Maren Tarro takes a look into our fungus-filled world.
Websclusive: Mushroom Hunting 101
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FILM & TV
As the fall rolls in, we list the cash cows and whimpering washouts of the Summer movie season.
ARTS/LIT
The whole city reads The Adventures of Tom Sawyer during The Big Read. The Pearl Fantasy leaps from a cassette tape to the stage. And Zombie Haiku recounts Chris Lynch's foul and gruesome encounters as an infected zombie through the traditional Japanese poetic form.

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News

The Daily Word in impeaching New Mexico's Secretary of State, the Shigir Idol and King Tut's boner

RIP The Pizz

The Daily Word

Highly regarded lowbrow artist The Pizz died.

The Atari games unearthed in Alamogordo and sold online have brought in a tidy sum of money for the city.

Secretary of State Dianna Duran is facing allegations she violated campaign finance laws by transferring money between personal bank accounts and campaign fund accounts, among other questionable actions.

Former Deputy Superintendent of APS Jason Martinez bonded out of a Colorado jail.

Was a Rio Rancho Middle School teacher intoxicated in the classroom?

The Pope will allow women who have had abortions to be forgiven.

Here's a look at the controversial new American history textbooks.

Guinea man hid behind a Mercedes car motor in an attempt to sneak across the Spanish border.

King Tut had a boner.

A Russian statue found in a peat bog is older than previously thought, making the wooden icon the oldest wooden artifact in the world—older than the Pyramids.

news

The Daily Word in Nazis, bears, more Nazis and Kanye West, oh my!

The Daily Word

Kanye for president? Kanye's 2020 vision.

APS Superintendent resigns; will take settlement and salary through October.

Wanna grab lunch? Titanic's last lunch menu up for auction.

RIP Wes Craven. Relive A Nightmare on Elm Street.

Hurricane Fred hits Africa's Cape Verde Islands, which have been hurricane-free since 1892.

Misting showers set up outside Auschwitz dampen tourists’ moods.

First prayer, then medicine: India's new psychiatric clinic.

Yellowstone receives disappointing comment card about lack of bears.

Seeing double? The consequences of seeing your doppleganger face-to-face.

Poland police block access to the alleged Nazi “gold train.”

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