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 V.17 No.48 | November 27 - December 3, 2008 
How did wine from New Mexico end up in the pages of the New York Times? Should we worry about terroir? And what vino does Rudolfo Anaya drink on the first day of Christmas? Find out in our Holiday Wine Guide.
Before pollutants get thrown in the air, the city's Air Quality Division wants you to know about it. But is it doing enough to keep you informed? And a local sci-fi novelist gets to talk with a real-life space commander.
Websclusive: Answer Me This
Your weekly news quiz (where the right answer isn't always C).
Websclusive: Up Close to Suffering
An interview with Amy Costello, who was nominated for an Emmy for her reporting on Darfur.
Singer-songwriter Shara Worden uses her penetrating insight to dissect the epic, cultured, dark and beautiful My Brightest Diamond. And The Killers' Day & Age keeps the magic of pop music alive.
Michael Cooperman, the director of education for Southern Wine and Spirits in New Mexico, helps dissolve the stereotype that wine experts are snobs. Plus, take a day trip to the region's ultra-hip wine-tasting locales.
If you’re into loud, frantic and aggressively unsubtle cinema, Transporter 3 is the bomb. And the Sci-Fi Channel's identity crisis deepens with new reality-game shows “Estate of Panic” and “Cha$e.”
Graphic novelist Maureen Burdock fights the powers that be.

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The Real New Mexico

Via Wikipedia

It's no secret that New Mexico has a rich history. One need only hike the Sandia Mountains to see various petroglyphs embedded into the rock formations that make up the desert's vast terrain. But suppose for a second that you could journey back and see how we got here. Suppose you could learn not only the history of New Mexico, but more about its storied past in a lecture that outlines hundreds of years of history, from the pre-Columbian era to the Mexican and American takeovers.

That's what you'll get if you attend the program “Journey Into the Mist of Time: New Mexico's Colorful Past,” provided by Alan Osborne, who aims to “correct some of the stereotypes and common misinformation about New Mexico.” The event happens at the Petroglyph National Monument visitor center (4735 Western NW). Discover a Land of Enchantment you never knew existed tomorrow evening at 6:30pm. It's completely free and open to the public, so if you want to know more about the land you live in, there really isn't a better opportunity. Petroglyph National Monument • Sat Jul 26 • 6:30-7:30pm • FREE • ALL-AGES! • View on Alibi calendar

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The Daily Word in the president's popularity, porcelain presents and one big fart

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Authorities believe bad weather caused an Air Algerie plane to crash in Mali, resulting in the deaths of 118 people on board.

The Palestinian Fatah movement calls for a “day of rage” in honor and respect for those suffering in Gaza.

Obama is meeting with the presidents of Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador today to urge them to slow the number of immigrants coming toward the US.

Speaking of President Obama, according to a CNN poll, 33 percent of Americans think the president should be impeached.

A Michigan dog-owner may be charged with involuntary manslaughter after his two canines fatally mauled a man.

California Police are investigating a number of incidents where porcelain dolls have been left in front of homes of little girls they resemble. Cause that's not at all creepy.

Albuquerque police and the Department of Justice “announced progress in reaching a deal designed to fix the problems the [DOJ] report identified.”

Two men who did construction work without licenses and ripped off numerous individuals will face criminal charges.

The sister of a homeless man who was beaten to death by three teenagers speaks out.

According to the ABQ Journal, the two APD officers who shot and killed Jeremy Robertson on Tuesday have shot and killed other men within the last four years.

Feeling flatulant? Head to Dover!

FYI

16 Swim-O-Riffic Spots in Albuquerque and Rio Rancho

Enjoy these swimming pools before the summer’s out

With summer lurching its way to a hot and humid finale of sweaty misery, nothing feels better than cooling off in a bit of the ol’ chlorinated H2O. Check out our list of watery oases, and take a dip before hours change after Aug. 10.

Be sure to scroll down to the bottom for additional information about everything from passes to classes.

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