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Weekly Alibi
 Jul 9 - 15, 2009 
Corporations have hijacked the word "local" and nearly rendered it meaningless. Will their efforts have positive or negative effects on real local business?
A geologist claims WIPP isn't as safe as Sandia Labs says it is. And is Congress missing a golden opportunity to pursue an overhaul of health care?
Snoop Dogg answers the Alibi's e-mail and tells us why, no matter how big he gets, he'll always be tied into the streets. Meanwhile, The Willowz' garage rock got a boost when the band's lead singer injured his hand.
The question—red or green?—applies to almost every menu item at Monica’s El Portal. Plus, polish off a cold one and grab a handful of smoked beer nuts.
The sci-fi miniature Moon is filled with profound sadness, deep humanism and aching beauty. And Johnny Depp becomes a bank robber people can root for in Public Enemies.
Newly crowned Albuquerque Slam Poet Laureate Danny Solis won't talk about his new special powers, but he's less secretive about his desire to spread literacy. And shop for art from 46 countries at the Santa Fe International Folk Art Market.

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The Daily Word in spicy foods, hamsters, the lottery and slavery

The Daily Word

We're all in this together (student loan debt), but at least we have our college degrees.

Finland kindergartners focus more on playing than testing.

Your chances at winning the jackpot just got cut in half, but maybe that's a good thing.

The nuances of staging a musical with deaf actors.

Eating spicy foods may increase your life expectancy.

Raj the blind dog is finally adopted.

Going against the grain, one Dunkin Donuts refused to serve cop.

Textbook changes using the terms “immigrants” and “workers” back to “slaves,” after a Texan mom complained.

It's Monday, so here, have hamsters reenact the Friends theme song.

Tall Tumbleweed Vintage

Event Horizon

Shop and Sip

Moonstone Sunday: A Curated Lifestyle Pop Up Shop

Each month various local small businesses, primarily lead by women, set up shop selling anything from terrariums and '60s dresses to the perfect red lipstick.

Event Horizon

Watch Those Teeth!


Join zookeepers and educators to learn all about crocodilian conservation efforts with hands-on discovery stations.
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