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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
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Crib Notes: Feb, 6, 2014

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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
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Crib Notes: Jan. 30, 2014

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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
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Crib Notes: Jan. 23, 2014

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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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The Daily Word in promises, fast food and danger

Roundhouse Roundup reports that the guv will not push for a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage in New Mexico.

As part of its investigation into APD, the DOJ will host an invite-only meeting with community activists.

Here’s the best way to eat chicken wings.

“Twin Peaks” co-creator Mark Frost isn’t aware of any Lynchian intentions to shoot new footage for the cult teevee show’s 25th anniversary. Translation: Sometimes a cryptic Laura Palmer reference is just that.

McDonald’s exploits Japan’s craving for disgusting cheese fries.

City Council bans the sale of e-cigs to minors.

Even in a polar vortex, boiling water can burn you.

So many knives, so little time.

Thank yee for your contributions, Carl Petersen.

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The Daily Word in listmas, life on Mars and sousveillance

In Alibi-centric news: test your knowlege of New Mexico news with this week's Crib Notes pop quiz; queue up our top 10 films of 2013; scope a listmas index/self-critique of our 2013 music review coverage; 2-Up delivers deets on Sleep and Phantom Lake gigs; learn what the very best thing to happen to art in ABQ in 2013 was; and, last but certainly not least, read the Alibi's 2013 food resolutions. Happy 2014, y'all.

More than 1000 candidates have been selected for a possible life on Mars.

"Old New Mexico" gets a "Jeopardy" category on Friday.

That wasn't a recession, y'all. It was just the product of efficiency, says futurist.

Sousveillance art, yo.

V.22 No.52 | 12/26/2013
Tissue Digester at New Mexico State Laboratory
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Crib Notes: Dec. 26, 2013

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The Daily Word in Obama's year-end conference, a potted puppy and "the object"

It's time for President Obama's year-end news conference!

Who will save Blackberry?

Could our recent economic growth and rise in stocks lead toward a prosperous 2014?

It looks like Bertha found “the object.”

In case you're unemployed, Eclipse Aerospace might have a job for you.

Animals shelters around Albuquerque have asked people to stop bringing in animals because there's no room left.

A parent went into a classroom and threatened a student at Colinas Del Norte Elementary School in Rio Rancho.

A portland pup ate too many weed brownies and had to be taken to the vet. Poor guy couldn't handle the high.

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The Daily Word in fire, horse slaughter and Nazi Christmas party photos

Fire destroyed the National Institute of Flamenco studio and conservatory Downtown. No one was injured, and the cause of the blaze is under investigation. Wanna help the Institute get back on its feet? Donate here.

Pick up a copy of our latest issuelook for a bright red cover depicting Krampusfor deets on "Longmire," Crib Notes, a review of Saving Mr. Banks, a soulful/funky Xmas mixtape by DJ Tahnee, an art show themed on the King of mainstream horror and a review of the freshly relocated Daily Grind.

The 10th US Court of Appeals lifted an order preventing Roswell-based horse slaughter facility Valley Meat Co. from opening. Valley Meat owner Rick De Los Santos says the plant will open for business on Jan. 1, 2014.

New Mexico finds itself unable to impose limits on PAC contributions after a decision by the 10th US Court of Appeals in Denver.

Tejana Susana gets a jumpstart on her annual PR campaign against the issuance of driver's licenses to undocumented immigrants in New Mexico.

JLaw comes out against fat-shaming.

Scope a chilling photo essay documenting a Nazi Christmas party.

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The Daily Word in restriction, haiku and festivity

Last night the APS School Board voted 5 to 2 against a proposal to send parents letters informing them they have a right to opt out of certain standardized testing for their children. The controversial testing has been hotly protested by teachers and parents of late.

The Second Judicial District Court provided a preliminary injunction for UNMH employees who feel that mandating flu shots under threat of discliplinary action up to and including termination is bogus. But this stay will only protect UNMH employees until the UNM Labor Management Relations Board hearing on Dec. 12.

Three days later, more questions than answers exist in the Shaine Sherrell shooting. Sherrell was shot by at least two APD officers during a domestic violence call, and he is still undergoing surgeries for gunshot wounds.

Test your knowledge of New Mexico in popular culture with this week's Crib Notes.

Scope our 2013 Haiku Contest winners ... and all the entries we received.

Conjure up the spirit of yesteryear’s fête with our festive holiday party mix, Dark Sweets for High Desert Winter.

Consider Mike Smith's cheerful deconstruction of the War Against Christmas.

Eschewing Photoshop, Korean artist Jee Young Lee actually builds alternate realities in her tiny studio and photographs them for posterity. Color me enchanted.

V.22 No.47 | 11/21/2013
Nicolae and Elena Ceausescu
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Crib Notes: Nov. 21, 2013

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