V.23 No.45 |
The Daily Word in bin Laden's shooter, Detroit's bankruptcy and brains
By Mark Lopez [ Fri Nov 7 2014 9:11 AM ]
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New Zealand has withdrawn its charge against AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd for allegedly trying to “procure a murder.”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.
V.23 No.45 | 11/6/2014
The Daily Word in officer retention, UNM athletics and decriminalizing marijuana
By August March [ Thu Nov 6 2014 1:43 PM ]
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.
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.
V.23 No.44 |
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 ]
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.
The TSA confiscated a ray-gun replica belt buckle from some guy.
Some of the Atari games unearthed from an Alamogordo landfill will be auctioned on eBay.
V.23 No.44 | 10/30/2014
Crib Notes: Oct. 30, 2014
By August March
Test your knowledge of last week’s New Mexico economic, criminal and media news with the Alibi pop quiz.
V.23 No.43 |
The Daily Word in coyotes, concealed baseball bats and the history of mourning attire
By August March [ Thu Oct 23 2014 10:23 AM ]
According to Mayor Berry, APD faces a shortage of 200 officers (or one-fifth of its police force) owing to changes in New Mexico’s government employee retirement schedule; officers who retire in 2015 will receive fewer benefits than those retiring this year.
The reward for information on the killing of Tasmanian devil Jasper is now $10,000. Yesterday, the Mayor's Office reached out to the Australian zoo that Jasper was on loan from. If you have any information about this crime, please contact Crime Stoppers at call 843-7867.
Nationwide scrutiny of Job Corps follows an investigative report; claims about the Albuquerque site include fraudulent certifications, testing problems, violence and illegal drug use.
A Rio Rancho man who stands accused of armed robberies had a baseball bat hidden in his pants.
State lawmakers were briefed about ebola readiness yesterday.
Residents of Bosque Farms are on the alert for hungry coyotes.
City officials held the first of several community meetings to discuss oversight of Albuquerque Police Department's use of force.
CSA Group has consolidated its photovoltaic certification and testing facilities here in New Mexico.
Two folks from Burque caught fish at Navajo Lake by using “LED light-up pink fishing poles.”
Death Becomes Her: A Century of Mourning Attire is now on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC. According to the exhibit overview, "The thematic exhibition is organized chronologically and features mourning dress from 1815 to 1915 ..." Death Becomes Her runs through February 1, 2015.
V.23 No.42 |
The Daily Word in Ebola, New Mexico arrests and a giant butt-plug
By Mark Lopez [ Fri Oct 17 2014 9:25 AM ]
Texas health officials have ordered that anyone who visited the room of the first Ebola patient in a Dallas hospital pretty much quarantine themselves for 21 days.
Vice President Joe Biden's son was discharged from the Navy Reserves for dipping into some nose candy.
President Obama is set to appoint Ron Klain as his “Ebola czar.”
Denver police warn parents of trick-or-treaters that some candy might not be what it seems … aka it's got weed in it.
MMA fighter Jonathan Koppenhaver (aka War Machine) attempted suicide in prison. He's currently being held for the savage beating and kidnapping of ex-girlfriend Christy Mack.
A shooting took place in Downtown Albuquerque, near Third and Silver, that left one person dead.
Guess those lapel cameras are good for something. APD police officer Jared Frazier's cam caught a woman trying to falsely accuse him of sexual assault after arresting her for a DWI.
It's not exactly BUSTED, but KOAT's got you covered if you wanna see photos of New Mexicans who've recently been arrested.
APS pays $175,000 to a middle school principal, settling a lawsuit over claims of retaliation by former superintendent Winston Brooks.
A giant butt-plug (oops, I mean tree) in Paris has French folks in a tizzy.
The Daily Word in the First Amendment, cannabis and green chile
By Samantha Anne Carrillo [ Thu Oct 16 2014 1:27 PM ]
Democratic candidate for New Mexico Auditor Tim Keller's new attack ad uses the pop culture cachet of the A1A Car Wash from "Breaking Bad" to reference the dirt on Republican opponent Robert Aragon. Oh and the ad is narrated by "Gomie" (Steven Michael Quezada).
Virgin Galactic CEO George Whitesides announced that Spaceport America, located in the Jornada del Muerto desert basin, is just four test flights away from its inaugural commercial travel flight .
Tierra Blanca High Desert Ranch High Desert Youth Program owner/operator Scott Chandler, who stands accused of abuse and torture of troubled teens, has filed a defamation/libel lawsuit against Steve Cowen (the father of a youth resident/alleged victim), reporter Rene Romo, the New Mexico Department of Public Safety and the New Mexico State Police.
Albuquerque Police Chief Gorden Eden discusses efforts to combat a 10-49 (department code for "information") failure within APD and progress that he's made moving APD away from "siloing information."
Former New Mexico governor Gary Johnson posits that medical marijuana could be a potential treatment for ebola.
Historical teevee drama "Manhattan" was renewed for a second season by WGN America.
Former UNM student Monica Pompeo is suing the university for violating her First Amendment rights by forcing her to drop a course titled "Images of (Wo)men: From Icons to Iconoclasts." The academic conflict began when Pompeo critiqued mid-'80s lesbian romantic drama Desert Hearts by referring to lesbianism as perverse and using the word "barren" a lot.
PBS considers nuevomexicano farmers' concerns about the state green chile industry competition with out-of-state growers while coping with extreme weather's negative impact on crop yields.
Happy birthday, Oscar Wilde, Nico, Tim Robbins and Bob Mould (Hüsker Dü, Sugar).
V.23 No.41 |
The Daily Word in Hitler's drug use, the culture of APD's elite units and falling oil prices
By Geoffrey Plant [ Tue Oct 14 2014 5:05 PM ]
A missing elderly woman with Alzheimer's has been found.
New Mexico DOT is down with OPP.
Here is an in-depth item about the culture of APD's elite units.
Oil prices are falling dramatically.
The White House wants to eliminate Columbus day and replace it with "Election Day."
The "homeless man with the golden voice" isn't doing so hot.
Some advice on how to avoid a traffic ticket.
V.23 No.40 | 10/2/2014
Crib Notes: Oct. 2, 2014
By August March
From APD to UNM, test your knowledge of last week’s New Mexico news with the Alibi pop quiz, Crib Notes.
V.23 No.39 |
The Daily Word in Penis, Not Penis, Penis
By Ty Bannerman [ Wed Oct 1 2014 10:25 AM ]
APD officer Keith Sandy joked about shooting James Boyd in the penis before fatally shooting him in the chest. No he didn’t, says the Albuquerque Police Department. Yes he totally frigging did, says Keith Sandy.
Texans will soon arm themselves with crossbows to protect New Mexican pumpkins from wild pigs. This is not one of Nostradmus’s more obscure prophecies, but actually a real thing that’s happening. h/t Dukecityfix.
Cooking With Pooh and 24 more completely inappropriate (but real!) children’s books.
The new Left Behind movie has scored a rare and coveted blurb from Satan himself.
Here’s a new reason to freak out about ebola this week: Freak out!
Super-successful joke maker Seth MacFarlane made a (honestly not-very good) joke about New Mexico last night. News 13 is on the case!
V.23 No.40 | 10/2/2014
The Daily Word in birth, marriage, abortion, volcanos and Coffee Day.
By Carl Petersen [ Mon Sep 29 2014 2:03 PM ]
A shooting at a Miami club injured 15 people.
There’s a Clinton granddaughter now.
George Clooney got married to a lawyer lady.
Stevie Nicks and Don Henley had a pregnant together, it’s now revealed.
At least 36 people were killed when a Japanese volcano erupted.
There’s political unrest in Hong Kong.
The Raiders’ coach has not been fired yet.
Today is Coffee Day.
Here’s how to purge your Gmail account in five easy steps.
It’s raining feces.
Not so fast, Pluto, you may not be a planet afterall…
A judge refused to issue an injuction against Uber and Lyft operating in NM.
APD Officer Keith Sandy made a weird remark two hours before shooting James Boyd.
There was a body in the road at 118th Street.
What’s happening today in Albuquerque?
Happy birthday, Gene Autry.
V.23 No.39 |
The Daily Word in Jeter's last game, pot lollipops and ghosts
By Mark Lopez [ Fri Sep 26 2014 9:00 AM ]
Hear from those who are on the frontlines in the fight against the Ebola virus.
Derek Jeter played his last game for the New York Yankees and scored a game-winning hit.
Ferguson's police chief joined a march of protesters as a sign of solidarity; however, not everyone was happy about it.
An Oklahoma man decapitated a woman during a workplace fight.
A US Border Patrol agent was arrested for assaulting a 14-year-old boy because he had a cellphone while being detained.
City employees spoke to a manager of AutoZone about chemicals seeping into a nearby drain that runs into the Rio Grande.
Former APD Sgt. Adam Casaus is expected to take the stand today in his own defense after being accused of running a red light and killing a woman.
The federal government is set to pay Navajo Nation $554 million for mismanaging tribal resources.
A girl in Connecticut handed out pot-laced lollipops to her peers, one of whom was hospitalized.
V.23 No.38 | 9/18/2014
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Crib Notes: Sept. 18, 2014
By August March
From APD undercover to democratic litigation, test your knowledge of last week’s New Mexico news with the Alibi pop quiz.
V.23 No.37 |
The Daily Word in APD, melanoma and kindness
By Samantha Anne Carrillo [ Thu Sep 11 2014 12:02 PM ]
A USA Today article published yesterday quoted Albuquerque Police Chief Gorden Eden recognizing "a systemic failure in ... ability to track employee misconduct." Eden went to say, "I believe there are people on the force who shouldn't be on the force.'' But Eden told USA Today that police union contracts make it difficult to enforce retroactive discipline within bounds of a union contract, stating "Yes, we may be stuck with them."
Today Albuquerque Police Officers Association President Stephanie Lopez told KOAT that she initially felt disappointed and angered that Eden would represent officers in this light. But Lopez and Eden have since talked and are now on the same page.
SolaranRX Inc. has licensed a groundbreaking method for diagnosing and treating melanoma. The process was developed by UNM Pharmaceutical Sciences and DermatologyAssociate Professor Dr. Yubin Miao. The technology involves a peptide that binds to melanoma cells which can be infused with imaging and therapeutic radionuclides to assess and treat melanoma.
Outfitted in full gear, Albuquerque firefighters climbed stairs 110 stories today in honor of those lost in the 9/11 terror attacks.
Starting next week Alaska Airlines will offer nonstop daily flights from Albuquerque to Seattle.
On this day of remembrance, a quote by Vonnegutian protagonist Eliot Rosewater seems appropriate: "Hello, babies. Welcome to Earth. It's hot in the summer and cold in the winter. It's round and wet and crowded. At the outside, babies, you've got about a hundred years here. There's only one rule that I know of babies: God damn it, you've got to be kind."
V.23 No.37 | 9/11/2014
Crib Notes: Sept. 11, 2014
By August March
From UNM athletics to t-shirts that didn’t jibe with TEDxABQ, test your knowledge of last week’s New Mexico news with the Alibi pop quiz.
Wild Bill’s Crazy Film Festival at Tractor Brewery Wells Park
Blackout Theatre's “Gong Show”-style film fest in which all submissions will be shown—for a guaranteed total of two minutes. After that, it’s up to the mercy of the audience.
Tesuque Pueblo Runners & the Pueblo Revolt of 1680 at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
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