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The Daily Word in university woes, sex clubs and The Ridiculous Six

By Mark Lopez [ Fri Apr 24 2015 9:31 AM ]
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Valdosta State University is shutting down today because of a huge flag protest.

A sex club is calling itself a church so it can open next to a children's school.

The folks over at an Ohio university thought some “straight pride” posters went “beyond free speech.” So they removed them.

The University of Florida is investigating allegations that some of its fraternity members spat on wounded military veterans.

Albuquerque Public Schools has approved a three-year contract for new superintendent Luis Valentino, and the dude is gonna be making $240,000 a year. Get it!

Some Native American actors walked off the set of Adam Sandler's new film The Ridiculous Six, which is shooting in New Mexico, because they felt offended and disrespected.

A man was taken into custody after allegedly shooting his girlfriend in the back last night in northeast Albuquerque. APD said the woman is undergoing surgery and is in stable condition.

Bernalillo County Manager Tom Zdunek plans to retire this summer after 45 years in business and government. Vacation!

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Rooster Roundabout: This week’s music highlights

By Mark Lopez [ Fri Apr 17 2015 4:43 PM ]
Mark Lopez muses on Percy Sledge’s passing, Mariah Carey’s new compilation and Jack White’s acoustic tour.
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The Daily Word in WikiLeaks, an angry gorilla and an uptight health clinic

By Mark Lopez [ Fri Apr 17 2015 9:30 AM ]
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The parents of an 8-year-old who died during the Boston Marathon bombing are urging officials against the death penalty for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

I Wish My Teacher Knew” draws some sad and touching responses from third graders.

Police found five adults who apparently died from a shooting at a Phoenix home after a dispute over the family business.

WikiLeaks put over 170,000 emails from Sony Pictures Entertainment on a searchable web archive.

An Ohio man who apparently trained with a terrorist group in Syria has been accused by federal prosecutors of planning an attack in the United States.

An Albuquerque Metropolitan Detention Center officer has been arrested after being accused of raping an inmate.

A Rio Rancho clinic is turning away patients who've had a cigarette less than 30 minutes before their appointment. Say what?

“Breaking Bad” star Bryan Cranston narrated a video for the series “New Mexico True Stories,” during which he reads from Cormac McCarthy's Blood Meridian. Yeah, you know you wanna watch it.

Lawyer Randi McGinn has been named as the special prosecutor in the murder case against APD officers Keith Sandy and Dominique Perez for the killing of James Boyd.

Don't piss off this gorilla … obviously.

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4th Annual Medicine for the People by the People

By Mark Lopez [ Thu Apr 16 2015 2:00 PM ]
Annual event where health care providers come together to share their services with the community for no cost.
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Rooster Roundabout: This week’s music highlights

By Mark Lopez [ Fri Apr 10 2015 3:50 PM ]
Writer Mark Lopez muses on Ben Browning’s upcoming record, a Karen Dalton comp and Mumford & Son’s latest single.
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The Daily Word in zodiac weirdness, skinny models and rejecting rejection

By Mark Lopez [ Fri Apr 3 2015 9:57 AM ]
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Oh no … Twilight fans are about to have a bitch fit! Robert Pattinson and FKA Twigs are engaged.

A man who was missing at sea for two months has been reunited with his family.

It looks like France is no longer down with the skeletal girls.

An Alabama man who was on death row for over 28 years walked free this morning.

No, Duke University. You don't reject Siobhan O'Dell, she rejects your rejection!

The pilgrimage to El Sanctuario de Chimayo has begun!

A former Albuquerque police officer is facing an “excessive force” lawsuit from a 2013 arrest.

In case you wanna know which horror films claim to have stemmed from actual stories: KOAT has you covered.

The attorneys for officers Keith Sandy and Dominique Perez want to know: Which officer fired the shot that killed James Boyd?

Weird Tumblr facts about you based on your zodiac sign.

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Progress and Prosperity

22nd Annual Cesar Chavez Day Celebration

By Mark Lopez [ Fri Mar 27 2015 12:00 PM ]
Featuring a march, a family fiesta with children's activities, community awards, exhibits, food and live performances.
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The Daily Word in disciples, bike cops and a prostitute tester?

By Mark Lopez [ Fri Mar 27 2015 9:47 AM ]
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President Barack Obama sat down with David Simon, creator of the hit HBO show “The Wire,” to talk about the drug trade.

The Disciples of Christ are considering moving their biennial convention out of Indiana after the governor signed a new state law allowing businesses to turn away gay customers.

A woman is being charged with fraud for allegedly milking benefits after false claims that she was injured in the Boston Marathon bombing.

Authorities believe Andreas Lubitz, a co-pilot for Germanwings Flight 9525 (which crashed en route to Dusseldorf and left 150 people dead), may have had an illness that he kept secret from his employers.

Yesterday, San Francisco's public defender called on an independent investigation of the sheriff's department after claims that four officers forced prisoners to engage in “gladiator-style fights.”

You might not see anymore ABQ cops on bicycles.

UNM's athletic department is trying to come up with $500,000 to $1 million to fund scholarships for student athletes.

A cash-snatching genius is on the loose in Rio Rancho.

An alleged sexual assault at a juvenile detention center has New Mexico's juvenile justice system in a tizzy.

A social media company in Germany wants to hire a “prostitute tester.”

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Rooster Roundabout: This week’s music highlights

By Mark Lopez [ Fri Mar 20 2015 1:59 PM ]
Writer Mark Lopez muses on a Sam Cooke biopic, Juliette Lewis’ new band and Ameriie’s new single.
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The Daily Word in Dr. Pepper, arsenic and workin' for the money

By Mark Lopez [ Fri Mar 20 2015 9:27 AM ]
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Unsafe levels of arsenic in the wine"? I ain't drinkin' it!

A New York City man was sentenced to 20 years to life for killing his 5-year-old son with rat poison.

About 50,000 chickens perished in a fire at a New York poultry barn.

The body of Wall Street Journal reporter David Bird was found in the New Jersey River more than a year after he'd first been reported missing.

Think you work a lot? Washington Post has compiled a list of US cities where people work the most.

Last night a Navajo officer and a gunman were killed near the Four Corners.

Talk about a heist gone wrong: Two employees at a Verizon in Roswell confessed they fabricated a robbery in an attempt to steal phones and cash.

Albuquerque elementary teacher Sonya Romero got spotlighted on “Ellen” yesterday for fostering two of her students. Get ready to cry y'all.

Corrales police officer Jeremy Romero is the new Robocop!

Elizabeth Sullivan, 104, says drinking three cans of Dr. Pepper is one of the reasons she's still alive. Go figure.

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