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 May 7 - 13, 2009 
Maren Tarro grabs a carton of Camels and hits the open road to see what lies beyond the boundaries of Albuquerque. (She finds gypsum, nuts, a chimp named Ham and reminders of New Mexico's volcanic past.) Plus, the Alibi's Recession-Proof Summer Guide bubbles over with a season's worth of cheap thrills.
NEWS/OPINION
The proposed Desert Rock coal-fired power plant might get its permit yanked by the EPA. Albuquerque's brand-new Encantada TV channel brings local arts, film, food and sports programs to your television. And everyone should relax about swine flu.
MUSIC
Hip-hop a cappella artist Zack Freeman uses his voice to touch souls. Meanwhile, Super Furry Animals' Dark Days/Light Years bounces from funk to hippie jams to sunshine-folk and never stops to ask for directions, instead reveling in getting lost.
FOOD
Victory gardens are thriving for the first time since WWII; but if you want to save money with a backyard recession patch of your own, you've got to invest time and sweat.
FILM & TV
X-Men Origins: Wolverine isn’t an awful movie. It’s just completely mediocre in every way. And the indie comedy Gigantic is filled with terrific good humor and charming characters.
ARTS/LIT
Best-selling author Michael Datcher speaks about laying himself bare in his autobiography Raising Fences: A Black Man's Love Story. Plus, the Minotaur, armless cats and a devil are on display at Cirq Art Gallery and Boutique.
Websclusive: Artspace 116
Photography and painting and porcelain, oh my!

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news

The Daily Word in methane mystery, machete murder and Mary Jane

The Daily Word

In the Four Corners area, researchers are attempting to locate the mysterious source of a methane "hot spot."

A museum commemorating the figure skating scandal of the 1990s involving Nancy Kerrigan and Tonya Harding has been built by a couple in Brooklyn in their apartment.

The Red Rocker ordered a new car in 2014. The cost: $1.4 Million. He's still waiting for it to be delivered.

In Spain, a substitute teacher was killed and four others wounded after a 13-year-old brought a machete and cross bow to school.

In local news, a driver drove his vehicle through a parking lot, a brick wall, and through the living room of two residents in the Loma Del Norte 'hood. He is under investigation for possible DWI.

Norway is expected to be the first country to do away with FM radio.

A 120-pound woman broke the steak-eating record this weekend.

Dude! It's 420! Don't Bogart that doobie!

Say, man. Gotta joint?

Reward offered for the return of a stolen gravestone

Unfortunately, this is not a joke. On March 1st, a truck transporting a gravestone of a recently deceased elderly woman was stolen near Coors and I40. The truck was recovered at a separate location but the gravestone was not. The grandson of the deceased is offering a reasonable reward for the recovery of the gray granite headstone, no questions asked. It measures 20”x16”x10”, and features an image of roses and a cross on the upper right corner, and an image of a herd of sheep on the lower left corner, with the dates “1912-2015” centered at the bottom.

If you have any information, please come forward and help this family lay their loved one to rest. C'mon, people! Don't you think a centenarian deserves better?

Contact frontdesk@alibi.com or

505-346-0660 x0

Jesse Schulz

Music

Rooster Roundabout: This week’s music highlights

Mark Lopez muses on Percy Sledge’s passing, Mariah Carey’s new compilation and Jack White’s acoustic tour.
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