V.21 No.21 |
The Daily Word in Mi Vida Loca, close calls and deep sea treasure
By Margaret Wright [ Tue May 29 2012 8:57 AM ]
Egypt’s polarized runoff election continues to heat up.
A damaging earthquake in Italy is the second to hit the country in 10 days.
Western countries increase diplomatic pressure on Syria’s president Bashar al-Assad in the wake of civilian massacre.
Johnny Tapia’s New York Times obituary.
Miguel Abeyta, 72, thwarts his wife’s would-be purse snatcher.
The Whitewater-Baldy Complex fire is still zero percent contained, and growing.
The Trust for America’s Health named New Mexico the
A new poll shows Martin Heinrich and Heather Wilson leading the race for Jeff Bingaman’s vacant senate seat, while Eric Griego and Michelle Lujan-Grisham appear to be in a dead heat for the 1st Congressional District.
Zombie-averse residents in Miami witnessed a “growling cannibal” on an overpass before he was fatally shot by police.
The virus infecting Iranian computers is called “Flame,” and it’s part of a sophisticated cyberespionage project.
Ancient Roman shipwrecks were discovered in deep waters.
It won’t be long before you, too, can assemble your own underwater robot.
The Daily Word in Ad-Rock, aliens vs. gods and working too hard[ Thu May 24 2012 9:12 AM ]
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?
MIT alleviates an age-old human frustration: getting ketchup out of the bottle.
V.21 No.20 |
The Daily Word in sizable leaks, fiscal cliff-diving and Betty White 4 Prez
By Margaret Wright [ Wed May 23 2012 6:35 AM ]
Today Egyptians vote in the first competitive presidential election in the Arab world.
The Secret Service prostitution scandal in Colombia may not be an isolated incident.
The Kirtland jet fuel leak could be larger than the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill.
Huge drop in the number of metro area meth lab busts linked to law enforcement budget cuts.
A Pakistani doctor who helped the CIA locate Bin Laden was convicted of treason and sentenced to 33 years in prison.
Yesterday’s commercial rocket launch could signify a new era of private sector space travel.
Morgan Stanley is investigated for sharing insider Facebook IPO information with a select group of investors.
Democratic Congress members think Governor Scott Walker may have lied under oath about his motives for pursuing an anti-union agenda in Wisconsin.
Arizona white supremacist gets a 40-year federal sentence for a 2004 Phoenix bombing.
Fox News' Roger Ailes says Jon Stewart “basically admitted” to him that he’s a socialist.
Obama and Romney are neck and neck in the polls, but the prez gets Betty White’s vote.
V.21 No.17 |
The Daily Word in vice, dissent and the end times
By Margaret Wright [ Wed May 2 2012 9:05 AM ]
From now on, APD officers will use lapel cameras on every call.
The city’s hearing officer is fired after the mayor and police chief deem him overly biased.
The vice squad is investigating two “massage” parlors for ties to global sex trafficking after making prostitution arrests.
Three agents caught up in secret service prostitution debacle turn down lie-detector tests.
Anti-military protestors in Cairo were violently attacked; eleven died of their injuries.
Chinese dissident leaves U.S. embassy, where he sought protection after allegedly suffering abuse during house arrest.
Nobel-prize winner Aung Sun Suu Kyi is “cautiously optimistic” as she assumes her seat in Myanmar’s parliament.
As Gingrich prepares to bow out of the primary, Ron Paul supporters continue their quiet campaign to win delegates.
Johnny Depp’s Tonto costume is modeled after a painting by a white artist whose images aren’t historically or ethnographically accurate.
Caught with your foot in your mouth? Embarrassing public gaffe? God forgives you, according to Rick Perry.
Recent male rush to amp testosterone levels troubles doctors, if not pharmaceutical companies.
Wife of avid Guinness world records collector: “He’s crazy. I would never vote for him.”
Advances in food science could result in less ouchie boo-boos.
Turks and Americans are 22 percent convinced the End Is Near. The French? Much more skeptical.
V.21 No.5 |
The Daily Word in the Old Main, supergiant and Anonymous
By Marisa Demarco [ Thu Feb 2 2012 11:01 AM ]
U.S. to ease its combat mission in Afghanistan.
Burqueños prison gang exhibits civic pride.
Foreigners stick their foreign fingers in our chile market.
Reies Lopez Tijerina, a Chicano activist, mounted an armed raid to make a citizen's arrest of New Mexico's district attorney in the '60s. He's speaking at the Statehouse today.
Tour the Old Main, home of the lethal 1980 prison riot.
To protect his riches, this wealthy man adopted his 42-year-old girlfriend as his daughter.
Anonymous hacks emails and accuses Ron Paul of being linked to a neo-Nazi group.
Washington the state passes a bill legalizing same-sex marriage.
Komen yanked its funding from Planned Parenthood, so supporters around the country donated enough in a single day to make up the difference.
Baratunde Thurston on how to be Black.
Remember when we sold guns to cartels so we could track them? And then it didn't work out so well?
This cheerleader can dead lift 250.
Meet supergiant—not the band, the amphipod.
Marchers in Egypt protest military mishandling of a soccer riot that killed 74.
The most common regrets of folks at the end of their lives.
Rest in peace:
Sonic Youth collaborator and artist Mike Kelley
"Soul Train" creator Don Cornelius
Poet Wislawa Szymborska
Boxing trainer Angelo Dundee
The man who played Mr. Pitt on "Seinfeld," Ian Abercrombie
V.21 No.2 | 1/12/2012
The Daily Word in danger on Lead, Kanye West inspiration and scotch in a can
By Marisa Demarco [ Thu Jan 5 2012 10:50 AM ]
APD shoots and kills suspected burglar at St. Pius High.
Casey Anthony releases first installment of her video diary.
5-year-old boy falls into open manhole in the Lead construction zone, family says, and swallows sewage.
The final tally of U.S. casualties in the Iraq War: 4,486.
Mom wraps up real-live sergeant as Christmas present.
Songs Michele Bachmann should have resigned to.
iPhone app will pay you to work out.
Robert Frank chosen to be UNM’s president.
Inspirational Tweets from Kanye West.
Best sub-headline of the year thus far: At the Iowa caucuses, the corpse of the Republican Party was wandering around Des Moines, hungry for brains.
Drunk woman rubs her butt on a $30 million abstract painting.
Facebook makes in-person conversations redundant.
Scientists distort light for the Pentagon to create time holes.
“Code Red Velvet,” a song about the cupcake that threatened national security.
Romney wants Big Bird to run on advertisements.
Satellite discovers a buried city in Egypt.
V.20 No.47 |
The Daily Word in Egypt, UFOs and free rides
By Marisa Demarco [ Fri Nov 25 2011 11:04 AM ]
Tavern Taxi will drive you home for free this weekend if you've had a few drinks. Good for anywhere in Bernalillo County. 999-1400.
Black Friday shopping rage.
Businesses struggle on Lead, and road construction through the holiday season could mean local shops won't survive.
More UFO sightings in New Mexico than usual.
Since the Republicans don't want him, ex-Gov. Gary Johnson might go Libertarian.
Sandiago's Mexican Grill cooks up a Thanksgiving feast for foster kids and their families.
Egyptians protest the military regime.
Journalist talks about her assault in Egypt by riot police.
The world's first full face transplant.
The rogue ad man behind Buy Nothing Day and the Occupy movement.
Changes to the Catholic mass.
Famous people who died in 2011.
V.20 No.27 |
The Daily Word: 7.8.11- Middle East protests, miracle twins, baseball fan's demise and Leal's execution.
And the senseless butchering of The Great Gatsby
By Summer Olsson [ Fri Jul 8 2011 9:11 AM ]
APD SWAT needed to break up domestic dispute.
Thousands of Egyptians demand faster reform, fill Tahrir square again.
Also, thousands of Syrians protest president, fill Hama.
South Sudan becomes an independent country tomorrow. Happy birthday, South Sudan!
Man falls from stands to death, trying to catch ball at Rangers game.
Twins born 50 hours apart, in two different counties.
California prison inmates on hunger strike over isolating conditions.
Texas is all "I do what I want," and executes Humberto Leal.
Dude, the unemployment rate is high.
Roger Ebert's appropriately scathing review of a dumbed-down Great Gatsby. With winch-inducing excerpts!
Doghouse Diaries on camera technology.
V.20 No.25 |
The Daily Word: Killer Clown For President, Baby Jumping, UFO over London
By Tom Nayder [ Wed Jun 29 2011 9:53 AM ]
Former Albuquerque Mayor Martin Chavez will run for congress.
Air quality alert issued for Albuquerque, so don't breathe between 4 and 8 tonight.
Taliban attack luxury hotel in Kabul.
Hackers expose Arizona police officers personal info.
Albuquerque named one of America's most sedentary cities.
Michelle Bachmann and John Wayne Gacy have a lot in common.
The company behind FarmVille and Mafia Wars is preparing for an IPO.
Some sort of devil jumping over babies party in Spain.
Read all about the first meteorite recorded in Egypt.
This Princess Diana issue of Newsweek is not at all weird.
Bill Clinton: Brony.
The Daily Beast could only think of eight appalling things about The Bachelorette.
Finally, a combination elliptical machine/office desk chair, and it's only $8,000!
Do gay bars make money?
Florida fishermen catch a 23-foot squid.
Your 4th of July menu.
Hipster Lord of The Rings is awesome.
One hundred mummies from the 16th century found buried in an Italian church.
Should we dig up Shakespeare to see if he smoked pot?
The mothership is in London.
V.20 No.9 |
The Daily Word: Roundhouse, APD $$$, plastics release estrogen?
By Marisa Demarco [ Thu Mar 3 2011 9:09 AM ]
Libyan rebels won the oil port yesterday, but Qaddafi launched an airstrike this morning. Civil war could be around the corner.
Prime minister appointed by Mubarak quits; protesters plan Friday demonstrations about unmet demands.
Rio Rancho father of a fallen soldier reacts to the Supreme Court ruling that allows people to picket funerals. A Kansas-based church protested outside his son's funeral years ago.
APS superintendent and governor spar over budget.
Serious procedural throwdown in the House over driver's licenses for undocumented immigrants late last night.
A bill to limit state film $$$ made it out of the House.
Some APD officers make more than the mayor by doubling their salaries with overtime.
Someone called a Gallup jail pretending to represent the sheriff and got an accused murderer out of jail.
Lasers can be tractor beams.
Idaho: The caviar state.
EPA studies edited by the oil and gas industry through political pressure.
Most plastics release chemicals that are like estrogen, according to a study.
Nano spy-cam hummingbird.
V.20 No.7 | 2/17/2011
The Daily Word 02.11.11
By John Bear [ Fri Feb 11 2011 10:36 AM ]
More women claim tainted yogurt samples. John Bear permanently swears off yogurt.
Ex-Astronaut not going to be Secretary of Energy.
Al Sharpton coming to New Mexico.
Opossum picks Oscar winners. (By the way, opossums are really chupacabras.)
Guy convicted of killing Chandra Levy to be sentenced.
Researchers find 200-year-old ship wreck.
Boss Hogg’s wife dies.
Happy Birthday, Burt Reynolds.
How to have good Valentine’s Day sex.
V.20 No.5 |
The Daily Word 2.5.11: Gitmo cage death; bag of panties; Palins trademark their name
By Geoffrey Plant [ Sat Feb 5 2011 12:32 PM ]
British court declares man too dumb for sex.
Victoria, B.C. Craig's List item: Bag of panties (in the bushes.)
NASDAQ has been hacked repeatedly in the past year.
A Pepsi, some cookies and lots of screaming: first hand account of what detainment by Egyptian secret police is like. Everything thing else about Egyptian current affairs can be found on Al Jazeera English. Just embrace it.
Guantanamo detainee kept in cage for nine years -and never charged- has died of an apparent heart attack.
Palin Palin Palin Palin. Oh, shit. But can I still change my name to Palin Comparison?
Beautifully, horrible-bad scene from a 1978 Italian sci-fi film.
This guy came up with a way to win the lottery 95 percent of the time. Did he get rich? No. Did he tell the lottery? Yes. Is he Canadian? Yup.
Do you feel like a jackass when you forget your phone somewhere? Meet Cody Wilkins, dumbass.
On this day in 1941 The S.S. Politician foundered in the Hebrides. It was carrying 260,000 bottles of whisky. Guess what happened next.
V.20 No.6 | 2/10/2011
The Daily Word 2.4.11: Gas Outages Everywhere, Walmart to Conquer NYC, Puppy Bowl
By Adam Fox [ Fri Feb 4 2011 10:27 AM ]
We’re still under a state of emergency due to the gas outage, so lower your thermostats and turn off any appliances you’re not using.
Meanwhile, Mexico rescinds its offer to send electricity to gas-short Texas.
City leaders in Long Beach are asking for teens to pick up their sagging pants in respect of Black History Month.
Don’t violently barrage your mailman with snowballs.
ADHD could could be caused by certain types of foods.
What a little rebel! Miley Cyrus gets tattoo number five.
Rejoice, NYC, for Walmart is on the verge of sinking their fangs into you.
If you’re not a football fan but just a fan of all things adorable, Animal Planet will be showing its annual Puppy Bowl. Puppies!
Fashion designer Kenneth Cole apologizes for his jackassy self-promoting Egypt tweet.
APS extends Superintendent Winston Brooks’ contract.
V.20 No.5 |
The Daily Word 02.03.11: Freaking cold, Cairo, Mona Lisa
By Marisa Demarco [ Thu Feb 3 2011 10:23 AM ]
The animals at the zoo are cold.
Lots of broken furnaces.
And plenty of people are without gas.
Violence in Cairo.
Was Mona Lisa da Vinci's boyfriend?
A former first lady or a pop singer will probably be Haiti's next president.
How meditation alters your brain.
Obama talks about his faith.
Keeping little girls extra clean makes them sick.
V.20 No.4 |
The Daily Word 02.02.11: Another Snow Day, Medical Clowns, Free Porn
By Tom Nayder [ Wed Feb 2 2011 10:06 AM ]
The unrest in Egypt is continuing, even after Mubarak pledges to leave office.
Congressional Republicans are trying to redefine rape.
Teenage wolf pack members arrested in Pennsylvania.
Glenn Beck uses chalkboards to equate the uprising in Egypt to the beginning of the End Times.
What's the deal with all that free porn online?
It looks like Borders is nearing bankruptcy.
When am I gonna get my vat-grown hamburgers?
Zsa Zsa Gabor is near death. Goodbye
Apple is trying to take a bigger piece of all content sold on it's devices.
The best of sexual harassment stock photography.
Why didn't anyone tell me Dunkin' Donuts had new donuts?
Five things to do with your old laptop.
Original Robospanker for sale, only $500. Wait, what?
How to make your own Girl Scout Thin Mints.
Medical clowns (?) can help women get pregnant.
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