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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 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's 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.

Alibi Picks

A Spooky Night at the Museum

Featuring planetarium shows, live music by Soul Kitchen, a cash bar, night sky viewing from the observatory, cocktails and more.

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The Daily Word in drive-thru house hunting, murderer look-alikes, and a very Kirk Cameron Halloween

The Daily Word

Some guy turned two apartments in the NE Heights into his personal garage. The current residents aren’t too pleased.

We at the Alibi are bored with freaking out about Ebola. Let’s freak out about tuberculosis instead.

Cop killer Eric Frein is still at large in the PA woods, which is especially bad news for this other guy who looks just like him and would like for the police to stop pointing guns at him and making him lie on the ground.

The cost of the Hobbit trilogy is edging ever-closer to the $1 billion mark, perhaps due to the enormous costs associated with feeding a live dragon.

Syria is the hot new vacation destination for theocracy-inclined teenagers in Colorado this fall.

Good news, everybody! Kirk Cameron says it’s okay to celebrate Halloween!

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