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Weekly Alibi
 Mar 19 - 25, 2009 
The busy streets of Juárez have been quieted by drug wars, corruption and mass-exodus. Businesses struggle to survive in the brutally silent city.
NEWS/OPINION
A peace group runs into trouble with the Environment Department for dishing out food without a permit. And the trash media looks up the metaphorical skirts of bailout companies.
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MUSIC
Prog-metal band These Arms are Snakes says the only way to survive is to tour like it’s the cure for cancer. And Thunderheist's self-titled release highlights the strengths and weaknesses of rave-rap.
FOOD
The Hispanic foods grocery store Pro's Ranch Market serves any kind of meat you could possibly want, including to-die-for carnitas. And embark on your own salsa verde fantasy.
FILM & TV
Wendy and Lucy explores the connection between a rambling woman and her loyal pooch. Meanwhile, check out the star-studded TV pilots that could be headed to your living room.
ARTS/LIT
Tricklock's one-man show The Velocity of Gary (not his real name) relies on the engulfing performance of local star Chad Brummett. And instead of focusing on teachers' performance, the best way to reform our education system is by funding the arts.

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The Daily Word in coyotes, concealed baseball bats and the history of mourning attire

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According to Mayor Berry, APD faces a shortage of 200 officers (or one-fifth of its police force) owing to changes in New Mexico’s government employee retirement schedule; officers who retire in 2015 will receive fewer benefits than those retiring this year.

The reward for information on the killing of Tasmanian devil Jasper is now $10,000. Yesterday, the Mayor's Office reached out to the Australian zoo that Jasper was on loan from. If you have any information about this crime, please contact Crime Stoppers at call 843-7867.

Nationwide scrutiny of Job Corps follows an investigative report; claims about the Albuquerque site include fraudulent certifications, testing problems, violence and illegal drug use.

A Rio Rancho man who stands accused of armed robberies had a baseball bat hidden in his pants.

State lawmakers were briefed about ebola readiness yesterday.

Residents of Bosque Farms are on the alert for hungry coyotes.

Someone at The Onion wrote about Albuquerque.

City officials held the first of several community meetings to discuss oversight of Albuquerque Police Department's use of force.

The Isotopes are auctioning off some of their Dodger-related clothing.

CSA Group has consolidated its photovoltaic certification and testing facilities here in New Mexico.

Two folks from Burque caught fish at Navajo Lake by using “LED light-up pink fishing poles.”

Death Becomes Her: A Century of Mourning Attire is now on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC. According to the exhibit overview, "The thematic exhibition is organized chronologically and features mourning dress from 1815 to 1915 ..." Death Becomes Her runs through February 1, 2015.

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A Spooky Night at the Museum

Featuring planetarium shows, live music by Soul Kitchen, a cash bar, night sky viewing from the observatory, cocktails and more.

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The Daily Word in drive-thru house hunting, murderer look-alikes, and a very Kirk Cameron Halloween

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Some guy turned two apartments in the NE Heights into his personal garage. The current residents aren’t too pleased.

We at the Alibi are bored with freaking out about Ebola. Let’s freak out about tuberculosis instead.

Cop killer Eric Frein is still at large in the PA woods, which is especially bad news for this other guy who looks just like him and would like for the police to stop pointing guns at him and making him lie on the ground.

The cost of the Hobbit trilogy is edging ever-closer to the $1 billion mark, perhaps due to the enormous costs associated with feeding a live dragon.

Syria is the hot new vacation destination for theocracy-inclined teenagers in Colorado this fall.

Good news, everybody! Kirk Cameron says it’s okay to celebrate Halloween!

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