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V.21 No.25 | 6/21/2012

Council Watch

No One Expects the Inquisition

This week, Councilor Rey Garduño demands answers from Albuquerque’s police chief. Plus, the Council fails to take a stand against Citizens United.
V.21 No.21 |

news

The Daily Word in Ad-Rock, aliens vs. gods and working too hard

The Daily Word

African American father and son say they were racially profiled, and APD took $17,000 in cash off their hands for no good reason.

Neil Armstrong almost never does interviews, but he spoke with Australian accountants about his trip to the moon.

Ad-Rock talks about MCA's death.

Who puts in the most hours at work, country-wise? How do you stack up?

KRQE scrutinizes New Mexico's pork barrel projects.

George Zimmerman was pretty tight with Sanford police.

Top two Mexican cartels stage public massacres to taunt authorities and frighten civilians.

Office break rooms are disgusting pits of germs, says guy who cares.

There may be no daily newspaper in New Orleans after The Times-Picayune announces cutback plans.

The company that owns Chicago's daily bought its weekly. (That's like the Journal purchasing the Alibi.)

Tennessee walking horse trainer pleads guilty to cruelty.

Egypt is voting for president for the first time.

Can the human race tell aliens from gods?

Beautiful rot.

MIT alleviates an age-old human frustration: getting ketchup out of the bottle.

V.21 No.15 | 4/12/2012

news

The Daily Word in earthquakes, a jailed Zimmerman and Lil B

The Daily Word

A series of earthquakes in the U.S. was likely caused by fracking wastewater.

An earthquake in Indonesia leaves the country relatively uninjured.

The guy who plays Pinkman on “Breaking Bad” has been robbed in ABQ twice.

In Sunland Park, you can’t tell who donated to a campaign.

Two APD officers who were fired for misconduct could end up back on the job.

Zimmerman makes his first court appearance and will stay in jail.

Trayvon Martin’s family talks about the second-degree murder charge announced yesterday.

J.K. Rowling’s writing a book for adults.

Lil B’s 90-minute lecture at NYU.

This leaf may be able to easily wean opiate addicts off their drug. But the herbal remedy may soon be banned in the U.S.

Our oil’s coming from new countries.

The photos that created America’s child labor laws.

Debate about women, motherhood and work plays out between Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen and Ann Romney.

"Since there is an infinite number of alternative universes, there must be one in which there isn't an infinite number of alternative universes. Perhaps this is the one."

Ze Frank is back!

Car commercials with shooting.

V.21 No.8 |

news

The Daily Word in D3 demolition, thrash metal and glass burrito

The Daily Word

City Council approves a plan to carve up District 3 (Downtown, Barelas, UNM area) and ax Benton's seat.

APD officer ends up in the hospital after chewing on a glass burrito.

St. Michael's in Santa Fe to conduct random student drug tests.

Outrage over Quran burning spreads in Afghanistan. At least 10 Afghans and two American soldiers have died.

Midair helicopter smash kills seven marines during training.

9-year-old girl dies after running for three hours as punishment for stealing a candy bar, according to an Alabama sheriff's office.

UN may prosecute Syrian officials of crimes against humanity.

FDA questions inhalable caffeine.

Maybe you don't need eight hours of sleep.

Serious hipster cruise. Like on a ship.

Startups looking to skim carbon dioxide from the atmo. Bill Gates thinks it's a good idea, says his money.

Virginia politicians second-guess mandatory pre-abortion vaginal probing.

Analysts predict soaring national debt under all GOP contenders' tax plans—except for Ron Paul's.

Thrash metal endorsements for 2012: Megadeth dude supports Santorum.

V.21 No.8 | 2/23/2012

Toxicology Report

The Drugs Are Winning

We’re using more than ever

New Mexico is the longtime world heavyweight and still national champion in deaths by drug overdose. But lawmakers passed a landmark memorial that could put a dent in the yearly death toll.

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V.21 No.7 | 2/16/2012

News

Pill bills get no love from the Legislature

The session adjourned at noon, and two measures that aimed to curb New Mexico’s high pharmy-abuse rates didn’t make it. Margaret Wright wrote an article for the Alibi about the measures. One aimed to tighten restrictions on opioid prescriptions. Another attempted to create a better tracking system for prescription misuse.

Medical associations bucked the legislation, saying it could discourage physicians from giving pain medications to people who need them.

Advocates argued the changes were needed because New Mexico leads the nation in rates of overdose deaths.

Roundhouse 2012

A Real Pill

Prescription rules pit addiction activists against medical groups

Legislation that aimed to curb the state's epidemic rates of opioid abuse and overdose deaths became a hot-button issue during the 30-day legislative session.
V.21 No.6 | 2/9/2012

Making Sausage

Boss Party

It’s Gov. Martinez’ bash, and she’ll pack it with controversy if she wants to

The guv stuffs even brief sessions with contention: 2012 brings us relentless hammering on driver's licenses, an embattled education secretary, abortion, medical marijuana, bullying and prescription pills.
V.21 No.5 |

NEWS

The Daily Word in U.S. drones attacking civilians, rabid cow attacking a man, Anonymous, and a couple galleries of ruin porn

The Daily Word

"Extremely dangerous" cage fighter on the loose.

When rabid cows attack.

The always entertaining Rio Grande Sun police blotter.

Photo gallery of the decaying quarantine (Typhoid Mary was a guest) and drug rehabilitation facility on North Brother Island in the East River, New York City.

Now that you've seen the new Ferris Bueller Honda ad, you don't have to watch the Superbowl!

Queensland, Australia is flooding for the second summer in a row.

Anonymous are about to make a pile of emails relating to the 2005 Haditha massacre available on Pirate Bay.

Worried about potential libel claims? Let's revisit the "small penis rule."

Photo Gallery of Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker's (decaying, of course) Heritage U.S.A. theme park.

U.S. drones purposely killing funeral attendees and rescuers in Pakistan?

Today in 1914 William S. Burroughs was born.

V.21 No.4 |

NEWS

The Daily Word in fire fighting drug traffickers, nuclear waste, National Good Day Day and Juan Epstein, r.i.p.

The Daily Word

An AFD firefighter was indicted on federal drug trafficking charges Friday.

There is a new commission trying to figure out what to do with thousands of tons of nuclear waste in America.

Gwynyth Doland is the new head of the New Mexico Foundation for Open Government.

Are Yelp and other crowdsourcing tools wrecking your chances for good time?

This guy figured out when Ice Cube actually did have that good day.

Here's a helpful guide about the American film industry's long-standing resistance to new technology.

The Pentagon wants a super-commando-mothership... and its name is the U.S.S. Ponce?

Uggs are banned at this Pennsylvania middle school.

Oakland Mayor tells Occupy Oakland protesters to "stop using Oakland as its playground." 300 arrested.

This physician wanted to reanimate George Washington using a bellows, fire and lamb's blood.

Cats in sinks photo gallery.

Robert Hegyes, Welcome Back Kotter's Juan Epstein died.

The Star Trek house may be dismantled and sold. By the builder's ex-wife.

On this day in 1880 W.C. Fields was born.

V.20 No.50 |

news

The Daily Word in the end of the Iraq War, the NAACP and the Golden Globes

The Daily Word

The Iraq War is over, and the remaining troops are coming home.

Feds issue a scathing report of Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio, saying his treatment of Hispanics constitutes extensive civil rights violations.

Man sentenced to 10 years for distributing oxymorphone pills at a party. A 15-year-old died.

Top five places your car will get stolen in Albuquerque.

The Army made a sandwich that's good for two years.

Golden Globe nominees.

CEOs in America enjoyed a pay hike between 27 percent and 40 percent last year.

African-American legislator called the governor a Mexican.

Nob Hill merchants are banding together for a sales day today after that apocalyptic windstorm besieged the Shop and Stroll.

The NAACP is suing the city.

Girl forced to eat jalapeños on nacho day at a Rio Rancho elementary.

Michael Jackson's daughter on that mask her dad made her wear.

The AG's looking to throw the book at Jerome Block Jr.

Chomsky encourages occupiers to keep going through neighborhood-based political organizing.

The most boring celebs of 2011.

V.20 No.48 | 12/1/2011

Feature

A Miraculous Rebirth?

Program for expectant mothers fights for second chances, including its own

Casita de Milagros, New Mexico’s only residential treatment center for pregnant women battling addiction, closed this summer. Thanks to community outcry, the facility might soon be resuscitated. But Milagros’ advocates are discovering that the devil is in the details.

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V.20 No.47 |

NEWS

The Daily Word in 1970's America, cannibalism, drugs, and Quebequois law

The Daily Word

NM Secretary of State Dianna Duran ran over someone with her car.

Drive-by on Cerrillos Road Starbucks.

Giant Totoro plushie.

Excellent photos of 1970's America when everything was brown.

A Pakistani woman tried to eat her husband.

Tell these people what drugs you are using. Survey.

Occupy protests run smoother when police stay home.

Vancouver mayor Gregor Robertson has joined four former city mayors in support of legalizing marijuana.

'Remember, we speak French. It's good for you.'

Albuquerque Police say a Torrance county jail guard was found in a car full of smoke parked in a no-trespassing zone.

Thanksgiving. Corvettes. Crash.

NYPD riot memo re: Occupy Wall Street.

On this day in 1957 The Price is Right aired for the very first time.

V.20 No.43 |

news

The Daily Word in ghost sex, impending asteroid doom and Justin Bieber!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Daily Word

Pakistan votes to normalize relations with India.

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg says the banks didn't cause the financial crisis.

Hermain Cain doesn't seem to know that China has nuclear weapons.

Hooray! New Mexico is number one for overdose deaths. Oh wait …

Anonymous backs away from its threat against the Zetas drug cartel, but have stepped up their attacks on child pornography fans.

Rick Perry wasn't drunk when he gave that drunk-sounding speech.

Kenyan Air Force uses Twitter to warn civilians their town is about to be bombed.

Who are the Tea Party's biggest hypocrites?

My sales manager really wants you to know about this Justin Bieber news.

Four members of a Georgia militia are accused of a terror plot.

Are ghosts having sex in this Ohio woman's house?

Prostate cancer found in 2,250 year-old-mummy

Lobos win!

There's no escaping these new speed cameras.

An asteroid will pass between the Earth and the Moon next week.

So Metallica and Lou Reed released an album together. Sigh.

What is America's most acceptable prejudice?

The case for cheap wine.

When will little Adolf Hitler be returned to his parents?

Anne Rice says the vampires from Twilight are lame.

Happy birthday Steve Ditko!!!

Thanks to Emily, Constance and John for the tips!

News

The Daily Word in Monopoly stabbing, the 1 percent and webcam girls

The Daily Word

UNM says protesters can't be on campus period. Not even during the day.

Occupy Oakland wants the city to strike on Nov. 2.

Woman stabs boyfriend in the wrist over Monopoly, police say. No word on whether she will pass go and collect $200.

In the last 30 years, the 1 percent more than doubled its income, reports NY Times.

Big development plans for the South Valley—a movie theatre and department stores.

Big-deal Hollywood producer says our film perks aren't so great compared with Louisiana's.

The not-at-all-secret life of webcam girls.

Slaves work for you. Find out how many.

Thousands of women in Yemen burn their veils to protest government violence.

Oxycontin mochaccino at Starbucks.

There will be 7 billion people on Earth soon. What number are you?

Your body is a jerk. That's why you can't keep the weight off.

The Paleo-diet is not so awesome, says anthropologist.

Tomorrow's Events

Thunder Boy Jr. at Bookworks

Sherman Alexie
Lee Towndrow

Author Sherman Alexie talks about his new children's picture book, a story about a boy who must find his own identity despite being named after his father. Book signing follows the talk.

Peruvian-Themed Wine and Cocktail Dinner at M’Tucci’s Cocina Grill

Ricky Bats • Bandit Lordz • DJ Shatter • Reno • Benny Browncoat • TalkSic • Moneyside Musica • Mic Feeder Ent. • JJ Beattrix • Courtney Hampton • Jackie Brown • Silverback • Kid Verse • rap at Low Spirits

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