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Weekly Alibi
 Sep 4 - 10, 2008 
What's the best haiku about the "Q"? Can you really write a haiku about poo? And what's the poetic angle on rectangles? The answers to these and many other haiku quandaries await you in our annual Haiku Issue.
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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.
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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 Cosby, Crosby, Cyrus and Pooh

The Daily Word

Marion Barry died.

An ex-NBC employee claims he stood guard at Cosby’s dressing room door.

Kohler unveils an odor-eliminating toilet seat.

A giant isopod stopped eating and died.

Kirk Cameron witnesses to homosexuals.

Venice is going to ban wheeled suitcases. They’re noisy.

Kean University bought a $219k conference table from China.

There are rules for dating Miley Cyrus.

Lee Harvey Oswald died on this day in 1963.

Winnie the Hermaphrodite.

There was a fatal crash at 4th and Montano this morning.

Happy birthday, Denise Crosby.

Music

Rooster Roundabout: This week’s music highlights

Writer Mark Lopez muses on The Velvet Underground reissue, the Babes In Toyland reunion and Kim Deal’s new 7”.
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Dancin' the Night Away: Maple Street's Open House

Celebrate 10 years of dance and creativity with refreshments, meeting teachers, learning about classes and more.
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