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Weekly Alibi
 Jul 2 - 8, 2009 
For the first-ever Freedom of Speech issue, we turn the mic over to our readers: What does the First Amendment mean to you?
NEWS/OPINION
American Cement gets a verbal thrashing from its North Valley neighbors. And a mixed martial arts fighter tells us how she keeps her cool.
MUSIC
How did Angry Samoans co-founder Gregg Turner end up in Santa Fe? And NOFX's Coaster proves the band hasn't changed a bit after 25 years of skate-punkery.
Websclusive: The Virtual Michael Jackson Shrine
We've got Michael's best moments right here. Place your own memories, rants, videos, animated GIFs and comments at the foot of the Virtual Shine.
FOOD
China's farming industry goes organic in a big way, leaving American growers and consumers in the lurch.
FILM & TV
Anvil! The Story of Anvil follows demigods of Canadian metal you've never heard of. Meanwhile, we pay tribute to recently deceased pitchman Billy Mays.
ARTS/LIT
One of the best writers of the Victorian Era goes to court in Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde. Plus, all your marriage-themed events for the week.
Websclusive: Dreamscapes Gallery
Dreamy art abounds at Dreamscapes Gallery.

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The Daily Word in hero bloggers, Mitt Romney and the iGeneration

The Daily Word

Mitt Romney will not run for president in 2016.

Rapper Suge Knight was arrested early this morning on suspicion of a hit-and-run that killed a man.

The aggravated assault case against George Zimmerman (who was acquitted for the killing of unarmed teen Trayvon Martin) was dropped after his girlfriend recanted her story.

As gay rights acceptance is becoming de rigeuer in modern America, religious conservatives believe they're being persecuted. As Wayne Campbell would say, “yeah, and monkeys might fly out of my butt.”

Blogger Brandon Stanton started an Indiegogo campaign that raised over $1 million to send Brooklyn students on field trips to Harvard.

The Two Eagles balloon flying over the Pacific (carrying Burqueño Troy Bradley) has beaten a duration record!

We are living in the iGeneration, and the American Academy of Pediatrics wants government-issued guidelines on how to manage children and social media.

Juan Galindo was found guilty of sexually assaulting and murdering a 4-week-old baby.

For the first time ever, Spaceport America will host a Private Pilots Fly-in on Valentine's Day in Las Cruces. Road trip!

A man who has been dead for over two years was recently reappointed to a county industrial authority board in Uniontown, Pa.

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The Daily Word in bad cops, analog camera sales and Velveeta at Tingley Beach

The Daily Word

Following reports in the Washington Post and The New Yorker, this week's edition of Rolling Stone covers the tragic and persistent problem of police violence in Albuquerque.

Johnny Zinn is dead.

"We're the last people in the buggy whip business", says local camera store owner.

The trans-Pacific balloon expedition (which includes Albuquerque resident Troy Bradley) made necessary course changes and may make landfall in Baja California on Saturday!

A former Los Alamos National Labs employee told a federal agent disguised as a Venezuelan official that he would design a nuclear bomb capable of targeting New York City.

UNM plans to crack down on smokers this semester.

It might snow tonight.

Our new State Land Commissioner Aubrey Dunn has ordered a temporary halt to the development of the SunZia renewable energy transmission project.

A grocery store in Northwest Burque caught fire this morning.

Fishing at Tingley Beach is decent if you use Velveeta Cheese for bait.

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