V.24 No.9 | 02/26/2015
The Daily Word in Mt. Everest's poop problem, PARCC protests and National Grammar Day
By Ty Bannerman [ Wed Mar 4 2015 9:18 AM ]
Good morning, it’s Wednesday, March 4,
a “party bike” will soon be wobbling through the streets of Downtown Albuquerque, bringing up to 14 drunken pedalers to the pubs of there choice,
the man who invented Keurig coffee makers thinks the disposable single-use coffee packets are to expensive and bad for the environment,
APS is threatening to criminally charge students who protest the controversial PARCC test,
and its National Grammer Day, everybody! Check out Grammar Girls’ editing checklist here and then post all the errors you find in today’s Daily Word in the comments below. Whoever finds the most errors will win a heaping helping of smug self-satisfaction!
The Daily Word in mental health taxes, a house thief and true love
By Mark Lopez [ Fri Feb 27 2015 9:11 AM ]
Eight people died last night in a series of shootings in south-central Missouri.
Jim Inhofe provided a little show-and-tell on the Senate floor.
A California couple who'd been married for 67 years died on the same day while holding hands. That's love, y'all.
Porn lovers can rejoice, as Google has lifted the “explicit sexual content” ban on Blogger.
Season 3 of “House of Cards” is now live on Netflix, y'all! Note: SPOILERS in the following link.
A Rio Rancho mother is “disturbed” by a pornographic book her son checked out of his high school library.
Bernalillo County commissioners approved a tax hike that'll go to mental health services.
Snap! APS has decided to close schools today. Snow day!
Apparently, a thief in Oregon stole an entire house. No, really.
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.
V.23 No.35 |
The Daily Word in "Longmire" cancellation, kids with guns and affirmative consent
By Mark Lopez [ Fri Aug 29 2014 9:02 AM ]
Nidal Hasan, who was sentenced to death last year for fatally shooting 13 people at Ft. Hood, Texas, in 2009, has asked to be made a citizen of the Islamic State.
California passes an “affirmative consent” bill to address the problem of rape on campuses.
A police officer in Atlanta was arrested for allegedly killing a woman he met online and then burning her body.
Soaring rents prove problematic for people living in urban areas, as that's where everyone wants to be.
The Washington Post on young children and guns.
Albuquerque authorities are investigating a robbery at a Dairy Queen, during which an employee shot and killed the suspected robber.
So, not only did they still a car, but they left a bag of caca and a gun?
A judge will decide today whether to grant the $350,000 buyout for former APS Superintendent Winston Brooks.
“Longmire,” formerly shot in Garson Studios in Santa Fe, has been canceled. Now fans wonder whether another network will pick it up for a fourth season.
A couple guys found out why those rocks in Death Valley move.
V.23 No.34 |
The Daily Word in Inhabitants of Burque on Gawker in Ferguson, an APS social media policy and Tim King Burger Horton's
By Geoffrey Plant [ Tue Aug 26 2014 1:49 PM ]
Gawker (and the rest of America) is trying to figure out the who/what/where&whys of local "Inhabitants of Burque" Facebook magnate Leo York and his being in Ferguson, MO.
APD is hiring a professor at UNM's Institute for Social Research to find out what the hell is up with those lapel cams that rarely seem to work.
The US Defense Department's "1033" program, which unloads military surplus to police departments around the country, is under scrutiny as citizens wake up to the fact that local police departments are extremely militarized.
APS has instituted a social media policy in the wake of superintendent Brooks' resignation.
This non-Swede has been living as an artist in Sweden, unable to be deported for nearly 10 years because he has amnesia and no can figure out his nationality.
There's a device for sale that will prevent the airline seat in front of you from reclining and also can start fights.
Check out this extensive list of booking rates for bands and celebrities.
The Chinese government made a weird cartoon film called "Fragrant Concubine" intended to quell Uighur unrest in northwestern China but which will likely just piss off Uighurs even more.
Someone in Maine caught a rare blue lobster.
The Daily Word in college woes, a handsy officer and BDSM
By Mark Lopez [ Fri Aug 22 2014 9:37 AM ]
Kentucky firefighters were hurt while trying to perform the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge for charity.
Daniel Ken Holtzclaw, a 27-year-old police officer in Oklahoma City, has been arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting six women.
A Tallahassee federal judge ruled Florida's same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional.
According to a new New York Times poll, most white people “reserve judgment” in regards to whether the Michael Brown shooting was justified. Blacks, on the other hand, stand firm that it was not.
Surprise, surprise: College students are wondering whether getting a degree is worth the cost and debt they'll undertake from acquiring it.
Today the APS board will interview four interim superintendents to take over for Winston Brooks, who resigned last Friday.
Alex Gallegos, an Albuquerque murder suspect, has been apprehended after a shootout on Wednesday afternoon that left several schools on lockdown and shut down Taylor Ranch Road.
A woman who was admitted to UNM Hospital and tested for Ebola is not infected with the virus. So don't be all paranoid.
According to police data: Despite recent acts of violence, Albuquerque is on course to have “far fewer” homicides this year than in past years. So … good news?
NSFW: In case you were curious, here are some photos of the dual lives of everyday people who practice BDSM. It beats 50 Shades, no?
V.23 No.33 |
The Daily Word in the Ferguson shooting, World of Warcraft and the Pope
By Mark Lopez [ Fri Aug 15 2014 9:16 AM ]
World of Warcraft memorializes late comedian Robin Williams.
Darren Wilson has been identified as the police officer who shot unarmed teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo.
North Korea says projectiles fired during the Pope's visit were just a coincidence.
A mother in South Carolina was arrested for dropping the F-bomb in front of her kids in a grocery store. Wait … that's it?
Three Fort Lauderdale men face criminal charges for digging up the cremated remains of relatives in an effort to move them to a cemetery in Maine.
The APS board voted unanimously for Superintendent Winston Brooks' resignation.
Santa Fe police apprehended a suspect in a fatal shooting that occurred Thursday evening.
An Albuquerque woman allegedly had sex with two German shepherds, then tried to poison her roommates when they found out about it.
APD is investigating a “slaying” after a woman's body was found in a vacant lot in southeast Albuquerque.
V.23 No.32 |
The Daily Word in US airstrikes, police chief woes and a porn freakout
By Mark Lopez [ Fri Aug 8 2014 9:44 AM ]
US jet fighters hit an Islamic State artillery in Iraq in what's expected to be the first in a series of airstrikes.
Watergate “by the numbers.”
The remains of 6-year-old Jenise Wright, who went missing last week, have been found near her home in Bremerton, Wash.
President Obama signed a new bill into law yesterday that could provide veterans with better access to health care.
A toddler slipped through the White House gate. Talk about a threat to national security.
A Colorado man is being charged with sex trafficking an Albuquerque teen after he was arrested as a result of a crime spree.
Shane Harger, former Jemez Springs police chief, was indicted and arrested on rape charges.
Steve Tellez, former APS police chief, could be charged for roughly $1,000 worth of ammunition that went missing in March.
A mother in South Carolina called the popo on her son after he watched porn.
V.23 No.18 | 5/1/2014
Short on Story
Review by Mike Smith
Education in Albuquerque
Education in Albuquerque casts light on a neglected corner of city history—but does it make the grade?
V.22 No.21 |
The Daily Word in launch pad for lease, park flasher, glow-in-the-dark cockroaches
By E.J. Maliskas [ Fri May 24 2013 9:28 AM ]
British police arrested two men on board a Pakistan International Airlines plane that was diverted to an airport near London.
Bernalillo corrections officer said he was fired over medical marijuana use.
Finally what I've been looking for: The NASA shuttle launch pad is up for lease.
As if cockroaches weren't disgusting enough, now they glow in the dark.
Cibola High School teacher was arrested yesterday on charges of criminal sexual contact of a minor.
What a nice day at the park, too bad that flasher had to come ruin in.
Scientists may finally know why we itch.
V.22 No.5 |
The Daily Word in radioactive recycling, toilet thievery and lobbying success stories
By Ty Bannerman [ Wed Feb 6 2013 9:14 AM ]
The New Mexico GMO labeling bill died on the Senate floor, despite a lot of apparent support. Last minute heavy handed lobbying suspected.
Need to unload some guns? Bring them to the Bernalillo County Safe Surrender Buy Back program and get some quick cash.
New Mexico metal thieves have found a new target for their nefarious burgling: toilet fixtures.
LANL may start recycling mostly, kind of, probably radiation free scrap metals (okay, maybe some not-so-radiation free scrap too).
Filled with right-wing rage and the desire to post Obama=Hitler pictures, but find that your Facebook "friends" keep blocking you? Check out the Tea Party Community. It's just like Facebook, but right-wing ragier.
Barnes and Noble, the last of the big box bookstores, may be on its way out. So ends the age of literary giants?
And the Boy Scouts of America still can't figure out what to do about those gosh darned gays.
The Daily Word in the hatchet hitchhiker, the UNM groper and Unemployed Reporter Porter
By Geoffrey Plant [ Tue Feb 5 2013 8:51 AM ]
The APS board election is today and voters will decide whether or not to approve a large bond that would maintain and improve Albuquerque's schools.
The Laguna man who ran over a cyclist is mad at the victim's family.
UNM now has a grope hot-line.
I can't stop reading UNM Confessions.
People in Denver may petition the city to rid their airport of Luis Jimenez's last sculpture, "Mustang."
Memo outlines Obama administration's argument that it is legal to kill Americans who are in the upper levels of Al Qaeda or "any associated force."
And now for some bizarre North Korean propaganda.
V.21 No.46 | 11/15/2012
The Daily Word in lawmaker cam, Taco Bell and Puerto Rico
By Marisa Demarco [ Thu Nov 8 2012 10:18 AM ]
APS bosses get raises, teachers pissed.
Legislators suspicious of Gov. Martinez filming them in the Roundhouse.
Taco Bell unveils baked potato wrapped in a tortilla.
State cop takes a woman into custody and then has sex with her in his patrol car on their way to jail. No charges are filed.
Guy slices his tongue to get his wife back.
The Tea Party says it’s Romney’s fault.
Your brain and music.
Welcome to Middle-Earth Airlines.
Diane Sawyer, drinking wine, taking meds, making coke jokes.
The worst appearances of musicians in sci-fi movies.
Google unveils JAM, which is, roughly, Garage Band. Here’s other stuff Google has wasted money on.
For balance: Forgotten Apple products of yore.
For x-mas, please buy me a petri dish ornament.
Puerto Rico is thinking it wants to be a state.
Neil Gaiman writes some “Doctor Who,” tries to salvage the glory of the Cybermen.
V.21 No.40 | 10/4/2012
The Daily Word in dog cop, Hoffa and Morrisey
By Marisa Demarco [ Thu Sep 27 2012 11:02 AM ]
27-year-old Abiquiú writer wins $53,000 on “Jeopardy.”
A KRQE interview with Chris Johnson, co-ower of the Weekly Alibi who also founded The Onion.
Schools around town give Breathalyzer tests to see if students are drunk.
In Vaughn, N.M., the only member of the police force is a dog.
How to casually exit a semitruck smash.
Is the Earth trying to shake us off?
British words creeping into American English.
What’s the deal with gluten?
Samuel L. Jackson curses his way through a children’s story in the name of politics.
Hand gestures can tell you what’s really going on.
Police look for Jimmy Hoffa under a driveway in Detroit.
Romney can’t keep his lines straight on health care.
Mexican navy captures top Los Zetas guy.
A letter from teenage Morrisey about how the Ramones are rubbish.
V.21 No.32 |
The Daily Word in Olympic bodies, X-Files, the future
By Marisa Demarco [ Thu Aug 9 2012 9:42 AM ]
Behold! The surface of Mars. Looks strangely … familiar.
Someone robs an elderly woman in the South Valley, so two APD officers help her out with gift cards and cash.
Want to buy an APS barrack? (No. But I'll take a gold bar.)
13-year-old shoots a camera-phone video of her bus driver touching girls, saves the day.
How Olympic bodies have changed over time.
The oldest person competing in the Olympics.
Dumbest Olympic dive.
Mulder and Scully might be dating.
Young Sikh Americans speak out.
U.S. starts to clean up Agent Orange in Vietnam. You know. The birth-defect causing chemical our military dumped there more than 30 years ago.
Christina Hendricks is—surprise to the reporter!—way smart.
No one can steal Pussy Riot's inner freedom.
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