Alibi V.18 No.29 • July 16-22, 2009 
"They did a couple tests on me, and I waited five hours,” says Froozan Parwana. "They didn't do much to me. I was dehydrated. The bill was like $345."

Answer Me This

What kind of power plant is coming to the state? Who can't count? Don't take this pretty weed home. You'll never work for Whataburger again!

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"They did a couple tests on me, and I waited five hours,” says Froozan Parwana. "They didn't do much to me. I was dehydrated. The bill was like $345."
Eric Williams

News Feature

Health Care on Life Support

New Mexicans tell us what reform looks like

Froozan Parwana is one of more than 400,000 New Mexicans without health insurance.

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Gene Grant

Filmy Residue

Scanning the room Sunday night at the 48 Hour Film Project party, I flashed back to a conversation I had about the contest with someone close to the now dormant Duke City Shootout (DCS), the original Big Dog of run-and-gun filmmaking contests, which started in 1999.

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City Boss Fight 2009

Mr./Ms. Future Mayor

What's your stance on sex, drugs and the music we call "rock"?

Mayor Martin Chavez is seeking his fourth (and third-consecutive) term, he announced Sunday, July 12.

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Odds and Ends

Odds & Ends

Dateline: Poland—According to England’s The Sun newspaper, a Polish woman has filed a lawsuit against an Egyptian hotel claiming that her teenage daughter got mysteriously pregnant after using the facility’s swimming pool. Magdalena Kwiatkowska claims her 13-year-old daughter became inseminated thanks to a stray sperm swimming around the hotel’s mixed-sex pool. The teen allegedly returned from a vacation in Egypt pregnant, and Kwiatkowska says her daughter certainly did not meet or fraternize with any boys while in Egypt. Tourist authorities in Warsaw confirmed the complaint. The knocked-up teen’s mother is seeking unspecified compensation from the hotel.

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One of your managing editors, Laura Marich [sic], in referring to Michael Jackson’s death [Music to Your Ears, “The Man in the Mirror,” July 2-8], has the unbelievable balls to write that “I was relieved to hear he’s died ..." [sic]? Are there any other early deaths that might make your daily trials easier, Laura? Insensitive, rude, uncouth, the list goes on. I may not always like the Alibi’s editorial stance and writing, but would I be glad if any of you died? God, no! Live long and prosper, and keep writing rude, shitty, disrespectful pieces! Get a grip. A famous person died an early death, don’t go on record saying that you are “relieved ... ” So bogus. So rude. So shallow. So embarrassing.

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Lavender Distillation Demo

A fascinating demonstration as lavender oil is captured through steam distillation.