Alibi V.17 No.1 • Jan 3-9, 2008 
Artist Ilene Weiss stands behind her handcrafted pillowcase, meant to represent a body bag. The piece hangs on   The Line  , a clothesline of works on display at Out ch'Yonda.

News Profile

White History Week

Resetting the default

What if white history and white people were excluded from society's consciousness except for a handful of days? White History Week is an effective way to ask that question, says Jered Ebenreck, one of the event's planners. "How would you feel if you had just a month for your history? It's kind of a silly notion. We have the whole year for white people."

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Answer Me This

What has workers at abortion clinics citywide on high alert? Why was a fire department dispatcher arrested for? How did Albuquerque make a national list? Why is a Santa Fe County sheriff’s sergeant suing?

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Thin Line

’07 Local Media Missteps

There were plenty of reasons to grit your teeth, cringe and curse this year thanks to Albuquerque's often lousy local media. Here is a look at a few of our favorite media snafus from 2007.

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The Real Side

Top Stories of 2008

Forget looking back. What lies ahead?

Last year was so totally 2007. More important is what’s ahead in Aught Eight. Let’s peek around January at some of the coming year’s big stories.

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Commentary

The 2007 P.U.-litzer Prizes

Many journalists qualified for the annual P.U.-litzer Prizes, but only a few were able to win recognition for turning in one of the truly stinkiest media performances of the year. As the judges for this un-coveted award, we have done our best to confer this honor on the most deserving.

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Odds and Ends

Odds & Ends

Dateline: New Zealand--On the weekend before Christmas, a rampaging gang of 50 or so drunken Santas plowed through a movie theater on New Zealand’s South Island. The Santas molested customers, yelled obscenities, ripped down posters and participated in other decidedly un-jolly behavior at the Hoyts Cinema complex in Christchurch. Despite video footage of the incident, police believe it will be impossible to identify participants due to their identical beards, hats and fuzzy red suits. Speculation says the Santas were a group of university students involved in a holiday prank.

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Letters

Best Letters to the Editor of 2007

In response to the disgruntled smokers who seek to protect their addictions in the guise of protecting my “rights.” [Letters, “A Little Less Free,” March 29-April 4] … I have the right to urinate. Your table, or mine?

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The Long Con

UFOs: Physical Extraterrestrial or Paraphysical Interdimensional

A discussion on how personal, physical observations vary in time and materialization.
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Get Ready to Pet All the Puppers

Woofstock Pet Expo and Adoption Festival

Featuring an agility course, vaccine and microchip clinic, nail trimming, pet care info booths, raffles and more.
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Space Junk

Pieces of Other Worlds: Samples from Across the Solar System

Dr. Carlton Allen discusses scientific research of the formation and evolution of our solar system.
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