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 historythey 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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News

The Daily Word in webworms, drones and four-legged airmen

The Daily Word

The webworms are here.

A drone flew over downtown Burque.

Life in Rio Rancho is stressful.

An Albuquerque man caught a large rainbow trout.

The NCAA won’t impose sanctions on the UNM Women’s soccer team.

Local citizens have been using arroyos as dumps.

City officials and community organizers are working to make bicycling safer.

Not everyone thinks the Tesla gigafactory is great idea.

The Sandia Mountains are loaded with rocky cliffs.

Kirtland AFB working dogs N689 and P357 retired.

Alibi Picks

Let it Burn: The 90th Burning of Zozobra

How do you get rid of the bad thoughts and vibes that have held you captive for the past months? You head to the burning of Will Shuster's Zozobra, of course. Originally thought of in 1926 as part of the Fiestas de Santa Fe, this “part-ghost, part-monster” has grown to be over 50 feet tall and signifies a way to cleanse the emotional constraints that inhabit residents of the Land of Enchantment. Seeing this structure alight in flame and stuffed with papers (each containing notes of the hardships of the past year) is a festive nod toward the future.

One of the City Different's most sacred and celebratory traditions, the event, put on the Kiwanis Club of Santa Fe, includes food and drink from multiple vendors, ceremonial dancing that tells the story of Old Man Gloom and culminates in a glorious effigy at dusk. Happening tomorrow at Fort Marcy Park (320 Artist Rd.), the gates open at 2pm, with entertainment kicking off at 2:30pm. It's a nice way to settle with a blanket and some good people before the real action happens at 7pm. Price is $10, but children 10 and under get in for free. Fort Marcy Park, Santa Fe • Fri Aug 29 • 2:30-10:30pm • $10, FREE for children 10 and under • ALL-AGES! • View on Alibi calendar

Personals

"I Saw You" at the Home Expo Show

Who saw? Who was seen? Was it you?

"I am a part of all I have met." Alfred, Lord Tennyson | Reply for free or see more “I Saw You” posts at alibi.com/personals.

To Doom from Gloom

I'm crazy about you, R. Although I've known you for over 20 years, these last 17 months with you have been amazing. You are the only man I want to kiss, hold hands and be with. You always make me smile and laugh no matter what mood I'm in. Every time you say we are soulmates, my heart lights up. We have a special connection that is so unique. You are gorgeous, sexy, charming and funny. I'd marry you tomorrow. I thank God everyday for bringing us together. Always Only You. Love T View post

Saw you at the expo home show aug 24th

You were running the booth for Blue Ridge Communication. I should have introduced myself! I’ve been regretting it ever since! Please reply! So mad at myself! View post

Hayashi + children

Hayashi on Sunday 8/24/14

Your daughter SO sweet and quiet

My kiddos that and NOT so much!

Your eyes in connection

Your smile at my startle

You remember that moment too

Lets establish contact!

TT View post

Happy Birthday My Future Wife

Happy Birthday Cheesecake.

You have made my life complete since I met you. I hope you have the best birthday week ever and I am soo lucky I get to marry you this year!!

Love Freckles View post

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