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The Daily Word in Fuzzy Ethics, Cat Tongues and Awful News

The Daily Word

Researchers at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University have successfully removed HIV DNA from the cells of living animals. That's a game-changer, folks.

Every cat owner knows the pain of being unable to lick their feline buddy. Thank the stars someone was brave enough to develop a tongue-shaped cat brush that you hold in your mouth!

Obama authorized a drone-strike yesterday that apparently "took care of" the leader of the Taliban. Most of the time, real life sounds like a rap video. Blat blat, mother mother.

According to Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, it's actually harder to remember the unethical things you've done. That's right. When you lie, steal or cheat, your brain does its best to fudge up the details so you can still think you're a good person. Real talk: You're not.

Speaking of terrible people: Erica Garcia, a 29-year-old ABQ resident who got her 15 minutes of fame three years ago when she left her baby in a hot car, allegedly flipped her vehicle over at Mountain and Woodward yesterday. She told officers she drank 30 beers before the accident. Oh, did I mention there was a two-year-old riding with her, and that they didn't have a seat belt on? The child was critically injured and is currently fighting for their life in the hospital.

The news is foul. Put your phone down and go outside, instead. It's beautiful out there.

The Daily Word in PNM, Reverse stings and Water

The Daily Word

PNM insists it needs more natural gas despite modelling that shows a need for more solar plants.

A non-profit incubator has set up shop in the south valley.

"Reverse" drug sting raises legal and ethical questions.

Serial rapist prison captain receives lenient sentence.

Conservation Voters New Mexico goes after PRC incumbent Karen Montoya in a new ad campaign.

The county is looking at capital outlay reform.

ABCWUA decided not to put supplemental fluoride back in the water supply.

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May the Forest be with You

Sunday, May 22: Hiking to History

Author Robert Juyan reviews his newest book.

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Float Like a Butterfly

Sunday, May 22: Butterfly Pavilion Opening

Enjoy hundreds of butterflies in this immersive seasonal exhibit.

The Daily Word in Local Police Brutality, Truck Drivers and Climate Change

The Daily Word

Who could have guessed that vigilante justice could go wrong?

Metal mantra: Fuck the system, not the people oppressed by the system.

Kim Jong Un looks really great, nowadays, huh?

Yeah, let's make truck drivers who drive over 70 hours a week drive more. What a good idea.

BILL! BILL! BILL! BILL!

Yes, killing an 88 year old man who is having a mental breakdown cause by his wife's death with over 60 pepperballs and an attack dog is super professional. Wow, APD, you're so good at your job.

The Catholic Church in Mexico opposes legalization of same-sex marriage but the gang violence can slide.

“God, Riley, Jessica is such a player!” —Every seven-year-old

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Saturday, May 21: Creative 505 Festival

A collaboration between Albuquerque's art, theater, craft, tech, start-up and music communities that brings them together as one community.
via City of Albuquerque

Join in the Fun at Summertime Stroll in Old Town

Make plans to visit historic Old Town on Saturday, May 21 when Summertime Stroll offers an afternoon of live entertainment and the opportunity to enjoy the many shops, galleries and dining options offered in Albuquerque's oldest neighborhood. From noon to 5pm music will fill the plaza with energy as Albuquerque favorites like La Rondalla, Mariachi Nuevo Sonido, Round About, and Lone Piñon perform.

From noon to 1:30pm, La Rondalla de Albuquerque, with music director Otilio Ruiz de Xalapa from Veracruz, brings lively music from New Mexico, México and Latin America with harp, guitar, guitarrón, vihuela, jarana, violin, mandolin, manjo-uke (mandolin/banjo/ukelele) and voice.

At 1:30 and 3:15pm Mariachi Nuevo Sonido,"The Dancing Mariachis," take the stage with a selection of traditional mariachi to jazzy Tijuana Brass and catchy New Mexico Rancheras music. Musicians in the group include: Marvin Teitelbaum and Miguel Ojeda on trumpet/vocals; Jose Luis Ojeda on viehuela/vocals; Raul Ojeda on guitarrón/vocals, and Elias Ojeda and Joseph Santiago on violin/vocals.

Round About, performing from 1:45 to 3:15pm, brings a musical mix and showmanship fined-tuned by years of experience. Six professional musicians collectively combine their talents to create a great variety band, with guitarist Harold Garcia, drummer Al Guadagnoli, keyboardist Carol Mayberry-Sanchez, saxophonists Phillip Brown and Louis "Smoothie" Soto, and bassist Hector Franco.

From 3:30 to 5pm, Lone Piñon takes the stage to perform New Mexico Roots music. The acoustic trio from Santa Fe features Greg Glassman (guitar, vocals), Jordan Wax (fiddle, vocals) and Noah Martinez (guitarrón). With harmony vocals in Spanish, English, and Nahuatl, the group has revived and updated the Chicano stringband style that once flourished in New Mexico.The trio has dedicated years to learning and performing the acoustic ensemble tradition that is at the heart of the region's musical landscape, working to reinfuse the repertoire with the vitality it lost with the passing of its most prominent musicians in the last few decades.

Music is not the only thing happening at Summertime Stroll. Artists Eason Eige and Adan Carriaga (and others) will be demonstrating their techniques on the Plaza. Be sure to stop and watch these talented professional artists at work. And you can find special deals at participating shops and merchant booths that include such vendors as Wild Hare, Gabby's Handmade Soaps, Painted Sky Gallery, Wild Moon Boutique, Treasure House Books, and many more. The Classic Chevy Club will be in Old Town to show off their preserved and restored cars.

There is also plenty of fun slated for the youngsters. A large-scale rock wall, face painting and arts and crafts like small wood retablos, papel picado (cut-out designs on paper) and Native American ohos will keep kids entertained.

All of that activity can build appetites, and local food trucks will be on hand for those looking for a bite to eat. Or, enjoy a relaxing experience dining in one of Old Town's many restaurants.

From 5 to 8pm the Old Town Plaza will be filled with colorful costumes, music, dance and puppet shows as the Filipino American Foundation celebrates Santacruzan at the Plaza, featuring the dancing, costumes and customs of indigenous Filipino people. Admission is free for Summertime Stroll and Santacruzan de Mayo.

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Just Kilting

Saturday, May 21: Celtic Festival and Highland Games

See rugby games, sheep herding, horses and a strong man competition.
via morguefile

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Easy, Rider

Friday, May 20: Bike to Work Day

Ride your bike to work and pick up coffee, food, t-shirts and other cycle gear on your way at cycle shops across the city.
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