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Weekly Alibi
 May 14 - 20, 2009 
Slather on the sunblock and prepare for Terminators, Transformers, romantic comedies and another parody movie with a boatload of Wayans brothers. The Summer Film Guide drops it like it's hot.
NEWS/OPINION
Residents and business owners in a South Valley neighborhood wrestle to make the area less industrial without bruising businesses. And Gene Grant suggests improvements to Albuquerque's local cable access.
Websclusive: Desert Industry
Alibi staff photographer Eric Williams documents the industrial side of the South Valley.
Websclusive: Answer Me This
Take your weekly news quiz here, nerd.
Websclusive: Screen Time
Plus, check out Gene Grant's Top 10 Community Cable Programming Ideas.
MUSIC
Conscious MC Abstract Rude reunites with the rest of the Haiku D’Etat crew to prove there are people in South Central Los Angeles that think for a living. And Fischerspooner's Entertainment spews 10-cent rhymes and precious production that's just too cheesy.
FOOD
Ezra's Place has a few quirks, but the tender and rich grilled salmon, fried calamari and tangy Margaritas roll a strike inside a North Valley bowling alley. And Cantillon Lou Pepe Kriek is a Kodak moment in a 750-milliliter beer bottle.
FILM & TV
The dramedy Rudo y Cursi is a modest, unabashedly crowd-pleasing and occasionally corny parable about family, soccer, sibling rivalry, soccer and national identity—but mostly soccer. Meanwhile, Devin D. O’Leary wonders if science fiction can survive on TV.
ARTS/LIT
The former gallery director at the College of Santa Fe says goodbye to the school that will go dormant later this month. Plus, Jan MacKell's Red Light Women of the Rocky Mountains goes where few historians have dared, and her look behind the brothel doors provides a titillating alternative history.
Websclusive: Chroma Studio and Gallery
A truly professional and multidimensional arts space.

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Music

Rooster Roundabout: This week’s music highlights

Writer Mark Lopez muses on new releases by Rancid, Thurston Moore and The Flaming Lips, as well as a new Gwen Stefani video.

news

The Daily Word in Ebola, "Breaking Bad" toys and Ferguson PD's violations

The Daily Word

Dr. Craig Spencer, who's returned from treating Ebola patients in Guinea, has tested positive for the virus.

Amnesty International released a report outlining the human rights abuses carried out by Ferguson police during Michael Brown protests.

The White House is in a tizzy over what to do about its fence after several incidents of people getting onto the White House grounds.

If Aaron Paul thinks Barbies are more “damaging” than “Breaking Bad” toys, then you best believe it.

To get folks into the Halloween spirit, Huffington Post has come out with some interesting facts about All Hallows' Eve that you may not have known.

APD officers Keith Sandy and Dominique Perez probably won't face criminal charges in the federal system for the fatal shooting of James Boyd.

A man was shot in the head last night near Kit Carson Park. His condition is currently unknown, but this story is still being updated.

In an amazing tribute to a teammate's loss, the Estancia High School JV football team purchased new jerseys with the name of teammate Carlos Parra's late sister on the back. Parra's sister died from a brain tumor.

A lawsuit has been filed against UNM Hospital for failing to protect the medical and mental health records of 13-year-old Roswell shooter Mason Campbell.

A man in Pennsylvania is fighting a criminal mischief charge for painting the speed limit on a stretch of Main Street.

news

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

The Daily Word

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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