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The Daily Word in Terence Crutcher, Keith Lamont and Police Brutality

[ Wed Sep 21 2016 11:21 AM ]
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Two brewing companies are opening up shop Downtown.

Astronomers found some blobs within some other blobs (scientifically speaking).

Archeologists have discovered human remains at the largest shipwreck which was also where the Antikythera Mechanism was found.

Five medical personal were killed after the collapse of the cease-fire in Syria.

A 13-year-old boy was shot this month by police while playing with a BB gun.

Tulsa police fatally shot an unarmed man on Friday.

Charlotte police say fatally shot Keith Lamont Scott was holding a “gun.”

Since Colin Kaepernick has started his silent protest on Aug. 26, 15 black people have been shot during police encounters.

The Daily Word in Shrinking Ice Caps, Jim Carrey and Eating Off The Floor

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Arctic sea ice is melting, and is currently at the second-lowest on record.

The number of smokers in England is at a record low, with just around 17% of adults lighting up.

Obama gives his very last address to the United Nations.

Hate to break it to you, but the 5-second-rule is a myth.

Mark Burton wrongfully files lawsuit against Jim Carrey claiming the actor supplied his girlfriend with prescription drugs that she used to commit suicide.


Gas prices spike as a result of a 330,000-gallon pipeline spill in Alabama.

Professors at New Mexico Tech are working to recreate the explosion that injured dozens in New York's Chelsea neighborhood.

Since trending news is generally depressing and the Internet probably won't put a halt to the constant headlines any time soon, here is a virtual bioluminescent forest for at least some temporary relaxation.

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Megafauna Melts Faces

Wednesday, Sep 21: Megafauna, Storming the Beaches with Logos in Hand and GRYGRDNS

Prepare to have your face melted.

Get in the Swing at New Mexico Veterans' Memorial

Swing to the tunes of the 1940s when dance halls and clubs (and living rooms) across America were filled with young and old alike who embraced the latest dance craze. You can relive those days at the monthly all-ages Big Band Swing dance at the New Mexico Veterans Memorial Event Center on Saturday, September 24 from 6-9pm.

The free admission event begins with free dance lessons from 6-6:45pm conducted by the Albuquerque Swing Dance Community. From 7-9pm you can dance your feet off to tunes performed by The Dukes of Albuquerque American Legion Band, the official military band for New Mexico, and the only American Legion Band in the state.

So, circle your calendars, grab your dancing shoes and join us for a great time. Even if you don't dance, come and enjoy the music-it will energize you!

Library Wants World War II Memorabilia Returned

The Public Library in Albuquerque-Bernalillo County is asking for the return of a trunk full of priceless memorabilia and artifacts from World War II. The trunk was in a library patron's vehicle that was stolen earlier this month. Police recovered the stolen car, but the library's trunk is still missing.

The Public Library has several "traveling trunks" that can be checked out by patrons. They are history in a kit that is primarily used by teachers as educational tools, providing students with actual artifacts to examine from significant periods in history. Most of the items in the trunks are donated by relatives or families, or have been painstakingly collected by patrons, library staff and volunteers. Topics of other trunks at the library include the Lewis and Clark expedition, immigration, the Santa Fe Trail, the Camino Real, and WW I, Korean War and Vietnam wars.

The missing World War II trunk, valued at about $800, is a duffle bag with wheels that includes photographs, medals and other memorabilia from a World War II soldier, items that will be nearly impossible to replace.

If you have information about the missing World War II trunk please call the Albuquerque Police Department at 505-242-COPS (242-2677).

The Daily Word in Manhattan bombing, drought farming, and the Emmys

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A homemade bomb exploded in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan on Saturday night, injuring 29 people. The prime suspect of that bombing and an earlier one in New Jersey, Ahmed Khan Rahami, was arrested after a shootout with police this morning in New Jersey.

13-year-old Tyre King was fatally shot by police in Columbus, Ohio last week. An independent medical examiner has stated that King was "more likely than not" running from police when he was killed, based on the location and direction of the bullet wounds.

There's been a years-long drought in the Breadbasket of America, and the Ogalalla Aquifer -- the underground water reservoir that serves the farms of the Great Plains -- is drying up. It's time for us to revisit our destructive methods of farming and irrigating.

The Emmy Awards show was this weekend. Here's the highlights.

There's a nip in the air and people are starting to talk about "leaf peeping" again. It's autumn, hosers. In honor of the season, let's revisit this classic McSweeney's essay: "It's Decorative Gourd Season, Motherfuckers."

Coheed and Cambria
Manuel Casanova

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Call of Cambria

Tuesday, Sep 20: Coheed and Cambria, Saves the Day and Polyphia

The Color Before the Sun VIP Packages available.

Balloon Museum Debuts Tim Anderson 4-D Theater

The Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum is adding a new attraction, the Tim Anderson 4-D Theater, and invites the public to attend a free "sneak peek" on Thursday, September 22, from 5-8pm.

The new theater will screen short 2-D and 3-D videos, and has the capacity to add physical sensations to the viewing experience such as vibrating seats, bursts of air, flashes of lightning, and even snow showers along with many others, which create the 4-D effect.

"The physical effects are intended to intensify the sights and sounds that go along with viewing 3-D films in the theater," says Paul Garver, Balloon Museum Manager. "The videos we'll show are flight, science, and nature-related, which will provide content that reflects and expands upon our exhibitions and programs. Like our first 3-D offering, 'Aerobatic Challenge,' some will be whimsical so you can just have fun. It's an exciting and unique addition to the museum."

Construction of the 40-seat theater began last year and was funded by a gift of the namesake Anderson family through the Anderson Abruzzo International Balloon Museum Foundation. During the sneak peek, two short videos, one in 2-D and the other in 3-D, will be shown back-to-back, and the museum's exhibitions will also be open to view.

The 2-D film runs approximately two minutes, and is a new production by CliffDweller Digital. It shows a history of ballooning as depicted by the museum's exhibitions and collection.

Following that is 'Aerobatic Challenge,' an award-winning and spectacular animated flight experience that runs approximately four minutes.

According to Garver, the theater will begin regular operations on or by September 30. Entry will be included at no additional charge with payment of regular admission to the museum. To support ongoing content development and maintenance, the Balloon Museum Foundation is seeking advertising sponsors for the theater. It will also be available for private rental activities such as corporate or civic meetings.

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Cyclists Laugh Longer

Sunday, Sep 18: Bike In Comedy

Cyclists and residents ride in to see local comedians, a cappella infused improv, sketch comedy, musical ensemble Rumble perform. Food trucks and Tractor Brewing on site.

The Daily Word in Elderly Cheerleaders, Robot Surgeons and Golden Thrones

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Some British surgeons used teensy tiny robots to perform the world's first robotic operation inside the eye.

In August, 1973, Jean Roth sat in front of a building at Southern Illinois University with signs that said, "I must be married by August 15th for inheritance purposes." Ends up the whole thing was a sociology experiment. Aren't they all?

By testing the fossilized skin of a dinosaur, some clever scientists figured out that it used camouflage. (They also proved that the dinosaur was not pooping when it died, as early reports suggested.)

Two Alabama schools went on lockdown after receiving mass-shooting threats from the "Flomo Klowns," a ... clown-themed terrorist group?

Finally! The Guggenheim museum has installed an 18-karat gold toilet created by Italian artist and sculptor Maurizio Cattelan in one of their bathrooms. By the way. They want visitors to use it.

And finally—because I can't possibly follow this one with anything else—check out the Japan Pom Pom Squad: a Japanese cheerleading troupe that requires members to be over the age of 55.

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