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Weekly Alibi
 Jul 23 - 29, 2009 
NEWS/OPINION
Albuquerque's transgender community reacts to a string of killings—and the media's coverage. Plus, the mayor announces Downtown bar owners can keep their doors open later.
Websclusive: Answer Me This
Challenge your news nostrils.
MUSIC
Indie-folk project Balthrop, Alabama writes small-town music about death and taxi cab make-out sessions. Plus, New Mexico singer-songwriter Bud Melvin blends banjo and 8-bit Nintendo into something that's pretty darn original.
Websclusive: See Bud Melvin’s Game Boy Camera Photos
Take me down to pixel-dise city.
FOOD
If a trip to Paris isn't feasible, try Café Jean Pierre instead. And summer means it's time for gazpacho.
FILM & TV
Underground filmmaker Jon Moritsugu moves to the Land of Enchantment. And we revisit the gloriously goofy, blatantly racist piece of cinematic trash known as The Big Alligator River.
ARTS/LIT
Eight one-person pieces get put in the spotlight during Summer Sol-0 Fest. Meanwhile, the Santa Fe Opera gets a new director—and he's actually from New Mexico!

RSSRaw posts and updates from our writers with info too timely or uncategorizable for print. What, we said something stupid? Chime in, buddy.
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The Daily Word in freaky animals, New Mexico schools and Starbucks

The Daily Word

Police are searching Albuquerque for 10-year-old Alexandra Greenwall of Rio Rancho, who went missing on Wednesday. Contact the authorities if you have any information.

A US Marine and Iraq War veteran in Maryland has been banned from his daughter's school after having a heated argument with the vice principal over his daughter's homework on Islam.

Just a few common-sense tips to keep your kids safe on Halloween.

A woman in the Houston area was sentenced to three years in prison for putting a gun in her son's backpack to get him in trouble.

Starbucks is going to start delivering to select areas in 2015. Looks like that pumpkin spice latte is gonna come to you!

Police in Pennsylvania finally caught Matthew Eric Frein after a 48-day manhunt. Frein is accused of killing a state trooper.

UNM basketball coach Craig Neal has the starting lineup for the team's exhibition game against Western New Mexico.

Police are looking for suspects after a man was shot and killed this morning on Central Avenue. This story is still being updated.

A Legislative Finance Committee report stated that high-poverty schools in New Mexico need better teachers. Not to sound juvenile, but “DUH! That's high-poverty schools everywhere!” I'm done.

A list of freaky lookin' animals to get you squeamish and scared for All Hallows' Eve. Who knows … they may inspire a last-minute costume, no?

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The Daily Word in voting, cruelty and Gareth Pugh

The Daily Word

It's time to rock the Bernalillo County vote, y'all. Peruse the 2014 Alibi Election Guide to learn more about key races and for translations of ballot-speak on advisory questions and constitutional amendments. Contrary to propaganda that voting doesn't matter, it totally does. And local and state elections are a way to make a real positive impact on our community. And you know you want a sticker. So vote early through Saturday, Nov. 1, or rock the ballot on Election Day proper.

Burque is one of only two cities nationwide recognized as an Urban Bird Treaty City, y'all. Translation: Our burg is for the birds ... in a good way.

A motion to dismiss charges against three teens charged with beating two Native homeless men to death in the South Valley was denied.

A man suspected of committing a string of home invasions of elderly women in southeast Albuquerque was arrested by SWAT.

A deer jumped in front of a motorcycle. The bike is totaled, the deer is dead and the biker? He's fine ... and headed back to work as a zookeeper.

Chronic fatigue syndrome patients, it's all in your head ... specifically your brain.

I'm not a huge fan of the fashion-industrial complex. But Gareth Pugh's Spring 2015 Read-to-Wear line is blowing my occult-obsessed mind ATM. Get your costume inspiration on, y'all.

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