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The Daily Word in Homeless Veterans, landing a spacecraft on a comet and the Russians are coming

By Geoffrey Plant [ Tue Nov 11 2014 3:39 PM ]
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A controversial New Mexico coyote hunt is on for the third year.

The National Institute of Flamenco is being sued by their former landlord over the fire that gutted their space.

Two Grey Wolves were found dead in New Mexico.

Were pulp characters Philip Marlowe and Sam Spade based on a real life black private detective?

Veterans Day and homelessness.

A eulogy for Car Talk's Tom Magliozzi by his eldest daughter.

A large Russian news agency is expanding to the west.

Rick Springfield's ass is going back on trial.

600 Indian women sterilized in a matter of hours leads to deaths.

European Space Agency about to land a spacecraft on a comet.

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The Daily Word in a virus that makes you dumb, horned helmets and crock pot lids.

By Carl Petersen & Constance Moss [ Mon Nov 10 2014 12:17 PM ]
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Researchers have identified a virus that makes people stupid. Er.

Snow in Minneapolis is already screwing up the morning commute and canceling flights.

Most kids don’t even have a TV anymore.

I broke the lid to our crock pot last night. It smashed in pieces all over the floor like a windshield.

Here’s more support for the theory the Vincent Van Gogh was murdered.

There are lots of dumb ways to die.

Here’s a lovely chart of Common MythConceptions supporting my claim that a 19th-century production of Wagner’s Ring Cycle is responsible for the idea that vikings wore horned helmets.

A woman was dead for 45 minutes, then revived without brain damage.

Iraqi officials claim the leader of the Islamic State group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, was wounded in an airstrike.

The internet has a new mug shot handsome guy.

AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd parties like a rock star and prostitution is legal in New Zealand.

Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan flipped out and attacked people on an airplane like a zoh-hom-beh.

A cold front is going to hit New Mexico tonight.

A man threatening to jump off the San Mateo overpass shut down I-40 yesterday. I got stuck in it and saw him—he was on the lowest ledge, which didn’t seem all that high.

Right before that, I got stuck in traffic created by a standoff with an armed suspect at the Luxury Inn on Central.

Happy birthday, Neil Gaiman.

(Special thanks for links from Sarah Bonneau, Susan Petersen and Stefanie Enochs.)

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The Daily Word in bin Laden's shooter, Detroit's bankruptcy and brains

By Mark Lopez [ Fri Nov 7 2014 9:11 AM ]
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A judge has delayed the sentencing for friends of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the Boston Marathon bomber, due to a question still pending before the US Supreme Court over what is considered “tangible” evidence.

Due to recent marijuana legalization victories in Oregon, Alaska and Washington, DC, pot proponents are looking toward California to make it legal for recreational use.

After the name of Osama bin Laden's shooter was revealed, other members of SEAL Team Six are speaking out in disagreement over who actually fired the fatal shot.

A judge is expected to rule today on a restructuring plan that could get Detroit out of bankruptcy.

New Zealand has withdrawn its charge against AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd for allegedly trying to “procure a murder.”

A priest in Gallup, N.M., up and left the church, leaving parishioners wondering why he left and if he took any of the church's money with him.

Dr. Kent Kiehl of the Mind Research Network in Albuquerque says that the brains of child killers are “strikingly different” from those of other children.

The city council voted 8-0 last night to approve the Department of Justice's agreement, which gives APD four years to make necessary reforms aimed at their use of excessive force and how they deal with mentally ill people.

Elaine, a 38-year-old chimpanzee, gave birth to twins at the BioPark Zoo this past week!

This little guy was really upset that he couldn't vote.

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The Daily Word in officer retention, UNM athletics and decriminalizing marijuana

By August March [ Thu Nov 6 2014 1:43 PM ]
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In an effort to keep “seasoned officers” on the job protecting this city and its denizens, the Albuquerque City Council passed legislation intended to offer extra income to police officers willing to postpone retirement.

It was damn warm last month in Burque; in fact, it was the third-warmest October in a century in these here parts.

Autumn means our city will soon host wild avian visitors from up north; just don’t feed them.

Albuquerque Little Theater is bringing an Irving Berlin work to life in time for the winter holidays.

Marijuana decriminalization efforts made progress nationally and locally this week.

A Mexican child with a massive tumor on his neck and shoulder is having the ailment treated here in Albuquerque.

UNM Lobo starting quarterback Cole Gautsche has been injured, and Coach Davies said he may be out for the rest of the season.

In more UNM sports news, the captain of the UNM women’s basketball squad was charged with throwing a knife at her significant other.

Here’s this week’s New Mexico fishing report, courtesy of the Portales News-Tribune.

Over at Duke City Fix, New Mexico history writer Ben Moffett reviews Robert Turner Wood’s new book about Burque’s postwar transformation.

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The Daily Word in very important news that everyone should be talking about

By Ty Bannerman [ Wed Nov 5 2014 10:06 AM ]
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In a stunning upset that is sure to have far-reaching ramifications, a porcupine managed to fend off a pride of lions.

Many people this morning are very angry that Rob Lowe is making fun of those who suffer from “shy-bladder syndrome.”

Although they've been dealt a series of setbacks over the past few years, it turns out that fanged deer are still surviving in the wild.

Marijuana smokers have reason to be excited today: this video of a cute goat saying “what’ will surely benefit from being viewed while high.

In a move sure that may stoke illegal immigration fears, kissing bugs in Texas are now transmitting a disease previously though limited to Mexico.

And also I guess there was some kind of election yesterday.

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The Daily Word in Albuquerque City Council money matters, auctioning off the Atari dump games and RIP Tom Magliozzi

By Geoffrey Plant [ Tue Nov 4 2014 12:43 PM ]
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It's time for the city to divide up all the leftover cash that was earmarked in hopes of luring Tesla to Albuquerque.

City Council approved police officer raises to the tune of $900,000 in hopes of preventing a large number of officer resignations.

It's election day.

The TSA confiscated a ray-gun replica belt buckle from some guy.

This guy can talk his way out of almost anything.

1970's Adidas time capsule.

Tom Magliozzi of NPR's "Car Talk" has died.

Some of the Atari games unearthed from an Alamogordo landfill will be auctioned on eBay.

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The Daily Word in Branson, Bronson, bats and bands.

By Carl Petersen & Constance Moss [ Mon Nov 3 2014 12:27 PM ]
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Space tourism may not happpen.

Brittany Maynard decided to die.

The World Trade Center is open for business.

You can buy a Microsoft Band right now, if you want.

Relax to the soothing sounds of bats.

Bats invaded a courthouse in Utah.

It’s a good time to learn more about bats.

Hyundai/Kia will pay $360 million for lying about fuel economy.

Daredevil Nik Wallenda survived his latest tightrope stunt in Chicago.

Meanwhile, an extreme sports enthusiast laughed in the face of danger by impulsively jumping onto a floating whale carcass surrounded by sharks.

A new “ruby slippers” app allows you to trigger responses on your phone by clicking your heels.

Taylor Swift removed her music from Spotify.

Here are some ideas for your next stupid rock band tattoo.

Gary Johnson says Hi.

Alexandra Greenwall’s disappearance and return remain shrouded in mystery.

The DOJ/APD settlement agreement aims to overhaul law enforcement practices in Albuquerque.

Happy birthday, Charles Bronson.

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The Daily Word in freaky animals, New Mexico schools and Starbucks

By Mark Lopez [ Fri Oct 31 2014 9:19 AM ]
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Police are searching Albuquerque for 10-year-old Alexandra Greenwall of Rio Rancho, who went missing on Wednesday. Contact the authorities if you have any information.

A US Marine and Iraq War veteran in Maryland has been banned from his daughter's school after having a heated argument with the vice principal over his daughter's homework on Islam.

Just a few common-sense tips to keep your kids safe on Halloween.

A woman in the Houston area was sentenced to three years in prison for putting a gun in her son's backpack to get him in trouble.

Starbucks is going to start delivering to select areas in 2015. Looks like that pumpkin spice latte is gonna come to you!

Police in Pennsylvania finally caught Matthew Eric Frein after a 48-day manhunt. Frein is accused of killing a state trooper.

UNM basketball coach Craig Neal has the starting lineup for the team's exhibition game against Western New Mexico.

Police are looking for suspects after a man was shot and killed this morning on Central Avenue. This story is still being updated.

A Legislative Finance Committee report stated that high-poverty schools in New Mexico need better teachers. Not to sound juvenile, but “DUH! That's high-poverty schools everywhere!” I'm done.

A list of freaky lookin' animals to get you squeamish and scared for All Hallows' Eve. Who knows … they may inspire a last-minute costume, no?

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The Daily Word in voting, cruelty and Gareth Pugh

By Samantha Anne Carrillo [ Thu Oct 30 2014 11:37 AM ]
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It's time to rock the Bernalillo County vote, y'all. Peruse the 2014 Alibi Election Guide to learn more about key races and for translations of ballot-speak on advisory questions and constitutional amendments. Contrary to propaganda that voting doesn't matter, it totally does. And local and state elections are a way to make a real positive impact on our community. And you know you want a sticker. So vote early through Saturday, Nov. 1, or rock the ballot on Election Day proper.

Burque is one of only two cities nationwide recognized as an Urban Bird Treaty City, y'all. Translation: Our burg is for the birds ... in a good way.

A motion to dismiss charges against three teens charged with beating two Native homeless men to death in the South Valley was denied.

A man suspected of committing a string of home invasions of elderly women in southeast Albuquerque was arrested by SWAT.

A deer jumped in front of a motorcycle. The bike is totaled, the deer is dead and the biker? He's fine ... and headed back to work as a zookeeper.

Chronic fatigue syndrome patients, it's all in your head ... specifically your brain.

I'm not a huge fan of the fashion-industrial complex. But Gareth Pugh's Spring 2015 Read-to-Wear line is blowing my occult-obsessed mind ATM. Get your costume inspiration on, y'all.

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The Daily Word in oh my god, ghosts are real!

By Ty Bannerman [ Wed Oct 29 2014 9:19 AM ]
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Some sort of “wizard or spirit” showed up at the burning of El Kookooee last weekend. “It’s either a real humanoid figure up there hovering in the sky or it’s an extremely good projection from either a slide or some kind of camera,” said a ‘ghost enthusiast.’

A representative of a local haunted house attraction is on camera admitting that their brand of fright includes sexual assault, and also that they don’t do background checks on their professional gropers. Scary! But not in a fun way. More in an "actually committing sexual crimes" way.

What parts of New Mexico are haunted? Pretty much all of them, accordion to this website!

Allegedly ghost-infested asylum ruin still not torn down, probably won’t be torn down any time soon.

One thing I never could stomach about living in Houston: all the damn vampires.

A real estate firm has mapped out which cities are the worst for surviving a zombie uprising. Ha, suck it El Paso!

And France is apparently crawling with evil clowns.

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