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Weekly Alibi
 Aug 13 - 19, 2009 
So you're going to college in Albuquerque? We'll tell you what to avoid, ways to save cash and the comparative merits of majors. Then we'll take you on a field trip through Burque's neighborhoods—and you don't even need a permission slip.
NEWS/OPINION
With his campaign in full-swing, Mayor Martin Chavez digests some tough questions from the Alibi and spits out his answers. And Benjamin Radford examines the "power" of prayer.
Websclusive: Answer Me This
Why did one man get 18 felony charges? Find out in this week's news quiz.
Websclusive: Extras from the Chavez Interview
Our hour-long chat with Mayor Martin Chavez didn't fit in the paper. Here's what you didn't see on dead tree.
MUSIC
Welsh indie rock act Los Campesinos! is embarrassed by its success, but it's well deserved. Plus, Interpol's lead singer-songwriter breaks out of his band's boxed-in style with Julian Plenti Is Skyscraper.
FOOD
Everything about One Up Elevated Lounge seems designed to inebriate. Plus, pour a glass of pine needle limeade.
FILM & TV
Despite its micro budget, Sleep Dealer is an experiment in south-of-the-border cyberpunk with some definite high notes. Meanwhile, "At The Movies" says goodbye to Ben Lyons, and Devin D. O'Leary's pretty happy about it.
ARTS/LIT
Albuquerque Little Theatre's rendition of High School Musical 2 has as much whimsy and unrealistic amounts of joy as its cinematic counterpart. And Jenifer Rae Vernon's Rock Candy is populated by the kinds of characters who stew in alcohol and silence.
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News

The Daily Word in the James Boyd case, Royal Trux and Lenny Kravitz's trillion dollar F-35 exposed

The Daily Word

A new series about being a guard at New Mexico's State Penitentiary airs on Thursday.

It's day two of the preliminary hearing in the James Boyd case.

Recent violence involving teens has spurred New Mexico lawmakers to try and impose a curfew —something that was previously found unconstitutional on the city government-level.

Franklin County Sheriff's department in Kentucky is offering assistance to drug dealers by suggesting dealers "turn in their competition".

Lenny Kravitz suffered a wardrobe malfunction that exposed little Lenny.

Royal Trux is going to reunite for a nod-off (HA, auto-correct!) erm, that is, a one-off concert appearance.

North America's only native caffeinated plant is seeing a rise in popularity.

"The world's most expensive weapons program in human history" is flight-ready.

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The Daily Word in Star Wars, exploding churches and crapping on the green

The Daily Word

Glaciers are melting faster than they ever have before.

Three new super-Earths discovered.

Ever seen a guy surf a wave on a dirt bike? Here you go!

Churches are exploding in Las Cruces.

Drinking too many margaritas in the sun can lead to phytophotodermatitis.

Washington D.C. is sinking into the ocean.

Brighten your day with these Werner Herzog inspirational posters!

For over a decade, a mystery man has been crapping in the holes of a Norway golf club.

Mark Hamill will do more than just sign your Star Wars card.

Thanks to Geoff Plant and Carl Petersen for the links!

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The Daily Word in mine sweeping rats, spray-on condoms and Morrissey’s junk

The Daily Word

Citizens live without cell phones or WiFi in this West Virginian town.

These Italians really want the Foo Fighters to come play their hometown.

Iconic percussionist and drumstick maker Vic Firth has died at the age of 85.

Zimbabwe is seeking the extradition James Palmer, who is currently nowhere to be found.

Specially trained rats are saving lives in Cambodia.

Everything you hate about wearing glasses.

I present to you the spray-on condom.

Prepare to be disappointed by tonight's blue moon.

Morrissey claims the TSA at the San Francisco Airport grabbed his junk.

Check out Prince's new song!

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