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 Oct 2 - 8, 2008 
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NEWS/OPINION
The unemployment rate in New Mexico is climbing. The first openly gay person to run for office visits Albuquerque for National Coming Out Day. And does the McCain Campaign want some cheese with that whine?
MUSIC
Soul singer Eli "Paperboy" Reed has a howling voice from yesteryear. And Tony Bennett says Chiara Civello is “the best jazz singer of her generation." You can hear her for yourself when the Outpost Performance Space opens its 20th season.
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FOOD
Mayan Cuisine: Recipes from the Yucatan Region blooms with brilliantly colored photos and equally vibrant descriptions of this provocative cuisine. Plus, do you really need all that sugar in homemade jam?
FILM & TV
Blindness is a hopelessly self-important, cluelessly tone-deaf sci-fi parable. And Flash of Genius is a biopic about the guy who invented the intermittent windshield wiper. Excited yet?
ARTS/LIT
The Weir is a booze-heavy Irish play with tight, well-executed performances and a set that puts you right in the action. And Eternal Enemies by Adam Zagajewski gives us stunning, imagistic remembrances of childhood, elegies to poets and glancing snapshots of life on the move.

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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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