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 V.15 No.4 | January 26 - February 1, 2006 
A Building for the Builders
UNM's poorly designed architecture building has always been sort of a joke among those who've spent time in it. So it's good news that next year UNM will get a new School of Architecture and Planning building. Or is it? Simon McCormack reports.
Spotlight: Brooklyn Band Says They're Not a Cult
Quadruple-membered Brooklyn band Akron/Family provides Albuquerque readers with a scintillating Q&A on live performances versus recordings, Tetris, nose flutes, religious cults, ancient proverbs, Sasquatch and superhuman strength. Now you'll have to read the article to find out what part of that was a lie.
Dining In
It's almost time for the biggest day in American football: the Super Bowl. That means that the one day of the year has come when you have a legitimate excuse for eating cheese dip. So in honor of this special day, Laura Marrich provides us with a guide to dude food. Get your "x-treme" pack of Bud, make yourselves some Lil' Soakies, mold your place in the couch and hope for some bare breasts. Naw, that'll never happen again. Or will it?
Match Point
According to Devin D. O'Leary, Woody Allen has changed his setting to London and subsequently broken out of his post-'80s New York rut with his latest film, Match Point.
What it Means to Save New Orleans
If you've spent any time at all there, Albuquerque resident David Howard Sherman's story of his holiday visit to post-Katrina New Orleans might make you cry. The future of the Crescent City, unprepared for the 2006 hurricane season, inhabited by a small fraction of its former population and still only a shell of what it was, hangs in limbo.
Killing Fields
A new book by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Larry McMurtry tells the bloody tale of a handful of famous massacres that occurred in the 19th century American West.

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The Daily Word in mole man invasions, pot blocking and lame witchcraft

The Daily Word

Well, kids, let’s see what’s going on in the news today:

The city of Albuquerque has decided that supporters of a marijuana decriminalization measure need to have more signatures on their petition than the city had originally told them. OOPS. Too bad the deadline was Monday. And no, they don’t get an extension.

Murderers of a retired educator in Chimayo claim to have held a ‘witchcraft’ ceremony after the killing. Which sounds super creepy, but apparently only involved "wrapping a ribbon in something and putting it in a baggie." I guess it's creepy if the 'something' was an eyeball. But way less creepy if the 'something' was a, I dunno, pencil. Basically, my feelings about this story are dependent on what got wrapped in a ribbon and then put into a baggie.

An Albuquerque man tried to stretch the family food budget by killing, then butchering the family dog. Which was a chihuahua, by the way, which could feed maybe one person? I don't think this guy thought things through.

And the Duke City is due to become the Cake City this weekend. Cake kind of sounds like Duke and it’s the best I could come up with before my coffee hits bottom. Also, I’m still thinking about that witchcraft thing. And the pot thing. And the dog thing. Is there something wrong with the state this week?

A team of surgeons removed 232 teeth from the mouth of a 17-year old boy in India.

Two more mysterious holes leading to the blackest depths of the Earth have opened up in Siberia. Scientists think it’s happening because of an eruption of gas, but the Internet thinks it’s probably mole men.

And Harrison Ford’s ankle injury is probably going to prevent puffins from having sex. Dammit, Harrison Ford. First Indy 4 and now this?

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The Daily Word in bomb threats, no more square hamburgers in Russia and Presidential pants

The Daily Word

Huning Highland shall not be home to a Subway.

The man who was subjected to an extensive and illegal cavity search courtesy of the Hidalgo County Sheriff's department details his story in a new interview.

Someone threatened to blow up the capital building in Santa Fe.

Naked intruder alert.

Dead Jackass star Ryan Dunn's photo wasn't supposed to be used in this story.

Behold the motorized sneaker/rocket roller skate thingees.

No more Wendy's in Russia.

March of the Juggalos.

The time President Johnson ordered pants.

A satanist group is leveraging the Hobby Lobby decision to challenge "informed consent" laws.

An American Hippie in Israel.

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The Daily Word in WWI, wacky weather and other worries.

The Daily Word

Happy 100th birthday, World War I.

Massive, explosive decompression brought down MH17.

A tornado hit near Boston.

A lightning storm hit Venice Beach.

I wonder if Palin TV will show Lidsville.

Watch the trailer for the Simpsons/Family Guy crossover episode.

Now worry about kissing-bug disease.

A UFO terrifies Toronto.

Sexual harrassment at Comic-Con exists.

Get ready for the new mass extinction.

Progress Now NM is pushing for $25 fines for marijuana possission.

An Albuquerque hot dog cart was stolen.

What’s happening in Albuquerque today?

Go swimming!

Happy birthday, Steve Morse.

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