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The Daily Word in Candy Lady vs candy lady, a radioactive parking lot and Rob Ford on Kimmel

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A number of new TV series will soon start shooting in and around Albuquerque.

A new candy lady is moving into the original Candy Lady location in Old Town.

WIPP may be shut down, but shipments of radioactive waste are still arriving.

New Mexico ranked as 33rd happiest state in 2013.

Putin says Russia can do whatever it wants regarding Ukraine, but those aren't Russian troops.

Scientists revived a 30,000 year old virus found in Siberia.

Horseshoe crab blood harvest is harming the population of horseshoe crabs. Their blue blood is worth A LOT of money.

Rob Ford was (surprise) made a fool on Kimmel last night.

Check out the world's biggest (blimp-copter-thingy) aircraft.

Wisconsin tourism ad with Airplane! stars.

Homeless person found living in her car with 24 cats and three dogs.

Philadelphia's "Swiss Cheese Pervert" facing more charges.

Radio Shack is closing more than 1,000 of its US stores.

Uh ... 50 Cent featuring Jehovah's Witnesses using sign language to discourage deaf masturbation.

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The Daily Word in touring Old Main, New Mexico ranks first in something and the collapse of Bitcoin

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New Mexico is ranked first among states for sexual stamina.

Judge's ruling on Albuquerque's DWI vehicle-seizure program is being interpreted in two ways.

An accused pedophile once worked at a Nob Hill magic shop.

You may now purchase tickets for tours of "Old Main," site of the 1980 New Mexico prison riot.

There was a huge shakeup in the Bitcoin world last night and yes, money disappeared.

Netflix sets precedent of paying for faster broadband speeds.

Elevator Gossip tweeter identified.

Toronto mayor Rob Ford was on The Today Show.

Mexican authorities, with the help of DEA and US marshals, captured Mexican Sinaloa-cartel leader El Chapo Guzman.

Some politicians who voted for Arizona's "anti-gay" sb 1062 are feeling like maybe the whole thing isn't such a good idea after all.

A Ugandan newspaper published a list of the country's "top" 200 gays.

25 cases (since 2012) of a polio-like disease affecting children in California have parents and officials very worried.

Sarah Palin has a new TV show.

Fun Brady Brunch facts.

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The Daily Word in COPS is coming back to Albuquerque, a really old can of herring and not-confirming Hannah Skandera

Get well soon, Wattie!

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New Mexico Secretary of Education Hannah Skandera will serve her entire term without ever being confirmed.

More details about the ongoing radiation leak at WIPP.

Keeping the Albuquerque BioPark animals happy.

The second suspect in the high-speed car chase crash in Corrales was arrested.

Bernalillo Sheriff's office is welcoming COPS to BernCo supposedly with "full editing control" over the content and apparently not remembering that Mayor Marty banned the show from Albuquerque.

A Florida artist smashed a valuable Ai Weiwei vase in an act of protest.

Jimmy Fallon took over The Tonight Show last night.

Expert disarms 25 year old can of herring.

Detailed mapping and study of abandoned Detroit will determine how many dilapidated and unoccupied buildings there are.

A woman was arrested nine years after failing to return a rented copy of Monster-In-Law.

Check out this amazingly preserved ancient Chinese city that was discovered 30 meters underwater in 2001.

The Exploited's Wattie had an onstage heart attack.

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The Daily Word in Flappy Bird was too stupid, no BJ's for Virginia teens and no more animal crackers in her soup.

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The news stand may soon be a thing of the past.

An Albuquerque landlord is making a tenant live without heat.

Someone got a picture of a skinwalker.

Anti-semitism in Nob Hill.

Shootout in Rio Rancho.

Find out why customer service is so bad at Walmart.

Pensacola, Florida wants to make it illegal for homeless persons to use blankets.

Julia Roberts' sister may have died of an overdose.

Chuck D. will be 2014's Record Store Day ambassador.

Guy who created phone app game Flappy Bird deleted it from app store because it was too stupid.

Virginia would like to make teen oral sex ILLEGAL.

Some politicians in Sweden want to speed up the Julian Assange case.

Shirley Temple is dead.

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The Daily Word in Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Rob Ford and a leadership change at Microsoft

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And on the 44th day, it snowed.

Is it legal to drink O'Doul's while driving? Probably. Should you? Maybe not.

Albuquerque is no longer one of the top ten cities for film making.

The Southwest Chief may cease running through Northern New Mexico.

Phillip Seymour Hoffman died of a heroin overdose.

There is now a book about Rob Ford.

Bill Gates is no longer head of Microsoft.

Crazy in-bad-taste two minute long lawyer commercial that ran in parts of Georgia during Superbowl.

Some former members of Mao's Red Guard are apologizing for their actions.

Miyazaki Salt.

Ocular manifestation of electrical burn.

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The Daily Word in repealing Obamacare, truck-stop stripping in Moriarty and another expensive settlement in another wrongful death suit against APD

RIP Pete Seeger

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New Mexico lawmakers will consider a bill that would make it illegal to promote prostitution online.

Ongoing investigation into the National Institute of Flamenco fire translates to a downtown Albuquerque eyesore.

Albuquerque appears to have settled a wrongful death suit against APD to the tune of nearly eight million dollars.

Jonathan Banks (in his Breaking Bad character, hit-man Mike) will be joining the cast of Better Call Saul.

A group of Republicans have yet another plan to "repeal and replace" Obamacare -because we all want to be denied coverage due to pre-existing conditions, right?

Obama expected to tell Congress off in tonight's State of the Union speech.

Part two of the Moriarty, NM strip-club story by VICE Magazine.

The sage words of Newt Gingrich.

Kim Jong-un is going all Stalin on his perceived enemies.

The story of "Howdy-Doody."

The original Porsche was discovered in a warehouse.

Black banana Darth Vader sculpture only slightly smelly.

Pete Seeger died.

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The Daily Word in pot-legalization in New Mexico, 85 people own half the world and the toilets of Sochi

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There was a very high-speed police chase and accident in Corrales.

New Mexico State Senator Ortiz Y Pino is trying to get a pot-legalization resolution on next November's ballot.

A New Mexico Judge ruled that spotting pot plants from the air does not allow authorities to conduct a ground search.

President Obama's current views on marijuana.

Fundraiser for the Jamaican Olympic bobsled team!

Detroit is getting a big-ass Robocop statue.

Macgyver should have driven a Pontiac Stinger.

85 people own half the world.

A huge cache of documents related to sexual abuse by priests in the Chicago Archiocese have been published online.

There is a large dolphin kill happening in Japan.

An Arizona State University fraternity held an offensively-themed MLK Day party.

Read this Legs McNeil interview with Moe Tucker.

The Sochi Olympic games still have the specter of terrorism hanging over them but the big news is now the toilets.

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The Daily Word in assisted suicide, an APD shooting settlement and Third Reich space aliens are running the United States

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The third season of "Longmire" will commence shooting this spring in and around Santa Fe.

"Human Waste Disposal" APD cop Economidy cost the city about $300,000 by justifiably shooting a man three times in the back.

A New Mexico District Judge's decision paves the way for changes to the state's assisted suicide law.

Farmington has Blue Meth. It's real, but of low quality apparently.

An Iranian news agency is reporting that a new Snowden leak proves that since 1945 the US has been run by the same space aliens that comprised the Third Reich.

Here are some laughably misogynistic ads of yore.

Meet the "Swiss Cheese Pervert."

There was an argument over texting in a theater that ended in a fatal shooting.

Vice Magazine headlines are inherently fake-sounding.

Not "doing all right" in South Korea.

Ford is going to start making aluminum trucks.

-Look! A woolly pig.

Swamp pizza.

Another Juggalo lawsuit against the FBI. And DOJ.

It appears that the DEA has been backhandedly assisting the importation of muchas drogas into the US.

Kanye West punched a guy in Kim Kardashian's chiropractor's office.

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The Daily Word in drones, reefer stores, hematomas and how the NSA controls your iPhone

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Here's a list of local holiday closures to help you figure out when to put out your trash and stuff.

The Rio Grande is bone-dry in southern New Mexico.

Santa Fe's plastic bag ban takes effect February 27th 2014.

The Johnny Tapia film is coming soon.

NSA has 100% access to your iPhone. Messages, contacts—and they can remotely turn it into a listening device. Not cool.

Ariel Castro's neighbor was a murder-raping pig and he is going to jail.

Michael Schumacher is getting relatively better after his terrible skiing accident.

There is now a better cardboard box, people.

Cab Calloway's lexicon of hip will make you the life of the party before you cop a final.

Weed stores will open their doors in Denver tomorrow.

Dig this totally righteous anti-Nazi Christmas card from 1943.

You will need this guide to identifying and hiding from drones.

Buy Chuck Norris' house.

A tanker train exploded in North Dakota.

"The octopus-man would make a fine policeman or soldier ...."

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Handsome Family's Alter-Ego To Play Secret Show New Year's Eve at The Press Club

15 dollar donation for the night of your life

Looks like fun
Looks like fun

With a name like The Albuquerque Press Club, one might think this is an exclusive venue and only open to vetted members. On occasion this may be true, but this New Year's Eve is among the more interesting exceptions to this misconception. What finer place to witness the nocturnal arrival of 2014 than a rambling historic log mansion atop a hill? A rambling hilltop mansion (with full bar) hosting celebrated psychedelic-Appalachian (alt-country) band The Handsome Family's other persona, The Parlour Trio. That's what.

The Parlour Trio plays authentic versions of early 20th century "parlour music" -the kind of songs that were sold in a format so unlike MP3s it boggles the 21st century mind. We're talking sheet music, folks. Buy the song, play it on your own instrument, with your own voice. Player Brett Sparks guarantees "sentimental ballads, folk melodies, old tyme hymnody, and rollicking cakewalks." -Anyone who has seen The Handsome Family perform knows they can also tell a joke or three, so really we're getting close to a vaudeville revival if anyone can dance or juggle. Singer and banjoist Rennie Sparks and Handsome Family band player Dave Gutierrez round out the trio. Not to be missed.

This is a mansion with many rooms, however. Also on the bill are the lovely singer/songwriter duo Next Three Miles, who offer beautiful harmonies and guitar chops to spare. On top of the pretty tunes, Joe and Erin are not unpleasing to look at, folks.

BaBa. A banjo. A tuba. They're avante garde, but not pretentious or seriously difficult, rather more groovy actually. Tubaman was in The Lone Ranger film. C'mon!

Quality Retreads will slake your thirst for sad traditional as well as boisterous drunk Irish songs and any longing you may have to see The Pogues (which ain't gonna happen.) Can't think of a better group to get drunk with on New Year's Eve.

One last thing. The Albuquerque Press Club resides in a truly unique and antique Albuquerque abode. Recently, there has been a drive to complete some necessary repairs to the joint. Check out The Press Club website and consider pitching in.

Show starts at 8pm on December 31st, 2013.

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