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V.24 No.6 |


The Daily Word in courtroom Deflategate, a severed nose and Harvard sex

The Daily Word

Aviation authorities have released data concerning TransAsia Airways Flight 235, which crashed on Wednesday, leaving 35 people dead, 15 injured and 8 missing.

Pro-Russia rebels and Ukraine have agreed on a humanitarian corridor to evacuate civilians.

A 6-year-old boy's family conspired to have him kidnapped to teach him not to be “too nice” and alert him of “stranger danger.”

Apparently, jokes about Deflategate are not appropriate during a murder trial.

Harvard University updated a school policy to include a “clear prohibition” against professors and undergraduate students doing the nasty.

Taxes: It's that time of year, y'all. So obviously, the state of New Mexico released their “At Risk” audit list to point out which agencies have missed their audit deadlines.

Belen Middle School basketball coach Frankie Griego, who was accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a 10th-grader, committed suicide.

A woman who is accused of assaulting a peace officer has made it onto the state's most-wanted list.

Hey y'all, “Better Call Saul” starts this Sunday! Read our interview with Café Lush owner Tom Docherty, whose restaurant appears in the premiere episode.

A man from Caracas, Venezuela, has undergone several procedures (including having his nose cut off) to look like a villain from Captain America. Warning: These photos are graphic, ewwwwwww.

V.22 No.9 |
Cue the Jeopardy song.


Ty Takes a Meal

Photo guessing contest

A new month, a new chance to win free Alibi Bucks to a local restaurant. Just yesterday, commenter Schmeltzy won $20 worth of Bucks to Cafe Lush, and last month Msanchez won the same for Tia Betty Blue's.

A quick rules run down: See the picture? It's from a restaurant that I've been to recently. Figure out where it is and post your answer in a comment below (not on Facebook, don't email them to my Alibi account, don't tap it out in code on the wall of your prison cell; put them in the comments section or you won't win). The first person to do so with the correct answer will be declared Pope PhotoGuesser of the Week AND, at the end of the month, will be entered into a drawing for an Alibi Bucks prize along with the other Pope PhotoGuessers.

Got it?

Now, one more thing. If you win, I'll be notifying you via's message feature, which some of you may not know about. Look at the upper-right hand corner of the screen. See that block of red text that tells you if you're logged in, etc.? If I send you a message, that block will also display a notification along the lines of "2 messages." Click on it, and it will take you to your inbox where a cheery "YOU ARE A WINNER" message may very well be waiting. Read it and then write back to me to acknowledge that you've received it. You can also get to your inbox through the "my alibi" drop down menu.

Okay, GUESS.

The Randomizer 4000, ready for action.

Prize day edition

Another month has passed, and the day of the TTM drawing is here!

But first, I must address a point of controversy. A scandal, even. There were three successful photo-guessers last month, but only two will be competing for the prize. Why? It turns out that last week's winner, GardenGnome, was actually ineligible to play and his name has been cast out of the Randomizer 4000.

With that ugliness out of the way, let us turn to the big event. Our two contestants are commenter Schmetlzy, who deduced Loyola's Family Restaurant from a roadrunner themed lamp, and commenter Evarockstar who correctly identified Limonata Italian Street Food Caffe from a group of crowded shelves.

As usual, the contestant's names were placed within the secure confines of the Randomizer 4000. Our guest drawer, music editor Samantha Anne Carrillo then activated the randomizing sequence (mixed up the names with her fingers) and then selected the lucky winner. Two impartial observers (myself and staff writer Mark Lopez) were unhand to make sure that everything was on the up and up.

The winner? Commenter Schmeltzy!

Congratulations, you've won two $10 Alibi Bucks for breakfast at Cafe Lush.

Check back tomorrow for another mysterious photograph and another chance to win.

V.20 No.46 | 11/17/2011
The Davis
Sergio Salvador


Lush lunch

This week, Ari pays a visit to Dowtown’s creative, European-style Café Lush for his restaurant review. The place is also working up a Thanksgivings to-go catering menu, including butternut squash soup with coconut milk, housemade green-chile-apple sausage, even pumpkin bread pudding with eggnog sauce.

V.20 No.45 | 11/10/2011
Breakfast pizza
Sergio Salvador


Café Lush

Eclectic breakfast and lunch on a quiet Downtown corner

Café Lush is like a daydream of the way things might be in some future hybrid of Europe and Albuquerque. It’s an urban café on a quiet street corner, with a small menu of simple yet well-crafted dishes and a pledge to use local, seasonal and organic ingredients whenever possible. But unlike in Europe, the red and green chile won’t disappoint—unless you’re a member of the New Mexico anticumin coalition.

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