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Weekly Alibi
 Jun 4 - 10, 2009 
Scrambling through out-of-bounds areas may not be legal or safe, but urban explorers are smitten with local history—they just can't keep their hands off of crumbling, abandoned buildings.
NEWS/OPINION
Sick New Mexicans aren't just fighting illness, they're battling the medical debt that treatment racks up. Is the cure is worse than the disease? Plus, our state is the least prepared in the country for the impending digital TV conversion. Are you ready?
MUSIC
Hobbs singer-songwriter Jasper Brown writes music about murder and lives to tell the tale. Meanwhile, the Alibi's first-ever Pride party takes place in space.
FOOD
Globe-trotting food writer Ari LeVaux straps in as the Alibi's new restaurant critic: He's thrilled that Mai Thai is his first stop in Albuquerque. Plus, that L.A. taco truck staple of pickled carrot, jalapeño and white onion gets the squeeze bottle treatment.
FILM & TV
The Hangover follows the goofy, male-nudity-laced footwork of this generation's "dude film" tradition. And UP offers another example of why Pixar is the movie studio to beat when it comes to animated features.
ARTS/LIT
Get a feel for the differing styles that exist within the realm of contemporary dance at the Wild Dancing West festival. And Los Fantasticos’ Days of Future Past at South Broadway Cultural Center shows off the vanguard of Albuquerque's painting powerhouses.
Websclusive: New Grounds Print Workshop and Gallery
Read about one of the first non-toxic printmaking shops in the country.

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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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