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V.23 No.13 | 3/27/2014
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Crib Notes

Crib Notes: March 27, 2014

An all-APD pop quiz

Test your knowledge of the Albuquerque Police Department in this week’s APD-centric pop quiz.

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V.23 No.12 | 3/20/2014

Odds & Ends

From Iceland to Oregon, it’s funny because it happened to someone else.

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The Daily Word in radiation, reinvention and "Better Call Saul"

"Better Call Saul," a prequel to the famous teevee show called "Breaking Bad," will be filmed in Burque.

On Friday, March 7, the Albuquerque chapter of the NAACP will protest outside the DA’s office.

Indoor motocross racing is referred to as Arenacross.

On this map, the worst roads in Albuquerque are marked in the color orange.

A Los Lunas teacher fell asleep in class.

In their final home game of the season, the Lobo basketballers whipped Air Force by nearly 30 points.

Federal officials say radiation-exposed workers at WIPP will not suffer ill effects.

A reporter at Albuquerque Business First asked the vice-president of the Brookings Institution about Albuquerque’s reinvention.

UNM anthropologists are helping with relief efforts in Bolivia.

News of an Albuquerque woman allegedly beating her mother with a vibrator made the Daily Mirror.

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The Daily Word in radioactivity, Lobo baseball and new cockroach species

Social justice advocate, educator and civil rights leader Henry Casso has died at age 82.

WIPP workers test positive for radioactive exposure.

Flu vaccination rates among NM children are above the national average.

The Lobo men's baseball team played their 3000th match, shutting out Missouri State.

A blogger at HuffPo wrote Albuquerque a love letter.

Today, Mayor Berry is in D.C. meeting with White House officials on the subject of workforce development.

The Downs Racetrack and Casino at Albuquerque has a mobile app that can be used for personal gambling activities.

New Mexico State Police confiscated 108 pounds of la grifa and arrested two women after a traffic stop on I-40.

Attorney General Gary King says his office is suing for-profit college giant ITT Educational Services.

A doctoral student in biology at UNM discovered 39 new species of cockroaches.

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The Daily Word in bitcoin ATM, Dominicans leaving and WIPP radiation leaking

The city of Albuquerque is moving ahead with plans to subsidize Eclipse Aviation.

Agricultural production in New Mexico held steady at last year’s levels, while livestock production declined slightly because of the ongoing drought.

The Dominicans at UNM’s Aquinas Newman Center are leaving, much to the dismay of "emotionally charged" parishioners.

A dude used an ATM in Burque to buy 20 clams worth of bitcoin.

A local scientist at the Air Force Research Laboratory cold atom lab is part of a team that recently created a Bose-Einstein condensate.

Mayor Berry does not want "COPS" to film in our burg.

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded money to UNM with the intention of supporting postgraduate scholarship among Hispanics and Native Americans.

Weeks after a salt truck fire prompted evacuation of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, thev DOE will investigate radiation emanating from the WIPP site.

If same-sex marriage is legal, well then, judges in Eddy and Chaves counties just won't perform any wedding ceremonies at all.

V.23 No.8 | 2/20/2014
Reies López Tijerina
Jakob Schiller

Crib Notes

Crib Notes: Feb. 20, 2014

Test your comprehension and retention of last week’s New Mexico news with our pop quiz.

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The Daily Word in horses, art and fusion experiments

SK8rDIE, yo.

Legislators’ concerns about the Downs at Albuquerque continue to mount.

Forty-four humans are racing for the position known as Police Chief of Albuquerque.

The Albuquerque Museum currently features an exhibit on the art of Mexican equestrian culture. Arte en la Charreria will run through the end of March.

Tony Garcia, a collector of Spanish Colonial artifacts, including corral implements, died this week, aged 101.

Vandals struck at the State Treasurer’s office.

Local blogger Chad McQuigg is very critical of Albuquerque Public Schools and the coverage the school district gets in the Albuquerque Journal.

The editorial cartoon in this week’s CNM Chronicle may be viewed as a primitivist interpretation of symbols related to the upcoming celebration of human love. Or maybe not.

Recent fusion experiments at Lawrence Livermore Laboratories were deemed a “promising advance” by a Sandia Labs physicist.

KUNM’s Tristan Ahtone reports on immigrant debt and healthcare problems in the Duke City.

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The Daily Word in Indiana, Ducks and helicopter engines

When they’re not busy making diesel engines for Cummins, residents of Columbus, Indiana got to ponder Albuquerque’s winter weather this week.

Operations at WIPP, a deep hole in the ground where humans store transuranic waste, were indefinitely suspended after a minor fire broke out on Wednesday.

Local science journalist John Fleck analyzes the continuing Western drought, with this week’s emphasis on sunny Califas.

At the military outpost on the edge of town, they are always working on helicopter engines.

Officials at Spaceport USA are confident that flights will begin this year, despite sharp criticism of Richard Branson from Britain’s press.

On Sunday, the Ducks battle the Lobos. Among their weapons? A large rectangular net.

A panel at the state legislature approved a measure that would allow the Navajo Nation to open more three more casinos.

The food editor at the Buffalo News waxes poetic about New Mexican cuisine while checking out the rellenos in el norte.

V.23 No.6 | 2/6/2014
A male specimen of Archilochus alexandr
wikimedia.org

Crib Notes

Crib Notes: Feb, 6, 2014

Test your knowledge of New Mexico news with our weekly pop quiz.

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The Daily Word in APD, FDIC and Cracks in the Sidewalk

Interim Albuqerque Police Chief announces his retirement in the midst of a DOJ investigation. His announcement came to light on the same day the Alibi published "Life and Death and APD" by David Corriea.

Sherriff Dan Houston was unanimously cleared of ethics violations at a meeting that took place yesterday.

La Esquina is closing after nearly 30 years.

Former officials at failed First Community Bank are being sued by the FDIC.

A reported fire on campus at UNM turned out to be a false alarm.

Duke City Fix blogger Johnny_Mango bought a motor home. It has a double bed, y todo. It’s the "stuff as dreams are made on, and our little life is rounded with a sleep," dude.

Local firebrand and retired UNM professor Richard M. Berthold engages ancient Greece and Vietnam in his latest post at QQDuckus.

Crib Notes provides a fun yet challenging take on the region’s weekly news happenings. Plus, there’s a photo of Cracks in the Sidewalk and naked 18th-century art to check out.

V.23 No.5 | 1/30/2014
A group of clowns
dawn.com

Crib Notes

Crib Notes: Jan. 30, 2014

Test your New Mexico news savvy with our weekly pop quiz.

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The Daily Word in flu, tiki culture and circle of life

Our state is in the midst of flu season. Viral activity is widespread. The H1N1 virus has been transmitted to more humans in New Mexico this week. If you are not ill from influenza, please consider having a flu jab.

Not vaccinating individuals against common, yet deadly pathogenic organisms is a public health issue, “because the diseases contracted by unvaccinated children are a threat to the community”. Anti-vaccination rhetoric has been debunked by science.

It’s the circle of life, dude: Rio Grande Zoo officials celebrate the birth of a new ape, and while pondering the imp’s new name, mourn the death of the crocodile named Joe.

The Huffington Post sent one of its bloggers to track down the best tiki bars in the United States of America. Burt’s Tiki Lounge is near the top of the list.

Daily Lobo columnist Jason Darensburg waxes poetically on the dangers of living in a sociopathic, plutocratic society. This is the same dude who wrote about the need to demand the truth about UFOs.

NM Game and Wildlife officials traded pronghorns for turkeys.

Blogger Joe Monahan has the latest on Campaign 2014, Nuevo Mexico style, sabes?

V.23 No.4 | 1/23/2014
Ethel and Julius Rosenberg
wikimedia.org

Crib Notes

Crib Notes: Jan. 23, 2014

Test your New Mexico news savvy with our weekly pop quiz.

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The Daily Word in guns, ACA and retouching Lena Dunham

Y'all are probably all aware of and experiencing the early stages of news fatigue over the Roswell school shooting, but it seems callous not to mention it. The particulars: one 12-year-old boy with a sawed-off shotgun, a very brave teacher, two students hospitalized (one stable, one critical) and a community suffering from disbelief, fear and, for many, PTSD. Our warmest thoughts are with you, Roswell.

New Mexican enrollment in insurance via healthcare.gov "soars" to 7,500 NM residents.

In Alibi-centric news: Dustyn Deerman wrangles with common resolutions in Make Changes, Not Resolutions; test your NM news savvy with our weekly pop quiz, Crib Notes; Spike Jonze got Joaquin Phoenix to fall in love with his operating system in Her; get your bass, hexabilly, hip-hop and free jazz-improv on with Four Up; comedian Bill Burr talks trust, evolution and fans in Walking the Line; and Gail Guengerich says Hello Adieux.

Alien Tap Room eyes Nob Hill.

Sea sponges can sneeze, y'all.

Jezebel is offering a $10,000 reward for Leibowitz' original, unretouched photos of "Girls" powerhouse Lena Dunham, shot for this month's Vogue.

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The Daily Word in pit mining, DOJ probe and slaughterhouse slander

In Alibi-centric news, our second issue of 2014 proffers: a Crib Notes websclusive; Odds & Ends; a review of the Coen Bros. latest, Inside Llewyn Davis; deets on three (metal+mariachi, Americana, bluegrass, EBM and no wave) concerts in Four Up; the November/2013 edition of Last Month in Music; an interview with acclaimed author Ruth Ozeki; and a review of Chopstix.

The New Mexico Water Quality Control Commission (WQCC) voted unanimously to reject a delay of revised copper pit mining rules.

ICYMI: This past weekend in Santa Fe, Cormac McCarthy's ex-wife, Jennifer McCarthy, surprised her current boyfriend by hiding a handgun in her vagina ... after a heated argument about extraterrestrial life.

A DOJ probe into Albuquerque's officer-involved shootings approaches its final stages.

Roswell horse slaughterhouse Valley Meat Co. announces its intent to sue NM Attorney General Gary King for slander, harassment, conspiracy and abuse of process.

After a "Sopranos"-esque traffic incident, Chris Christie celebrates dashed presidential hopes by apologizing and firing a key aide.

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