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The Daily Word with fights, Chihuahuas and Lady Gaga

Serbian general accused of massacring 8,000 Muslims has been captured.

Patriot Act expires tonight at midnight—and Congress is rushing to renew it.

Cibola student taken to the hospital after a fight leads to broken facial bones and seizures.

Errant golf ball kills Chihuahua.

Gov. Martinez ditches her own No. 2 and sits nonchalantly near Heather Wilson.

Growers’ markets open today in Nob Hill and Downtown.

PayPal co-founder will pay college students $100,000 to drop out of college and start companies.

Parents won’t announce baby’s sex.

Maui Time ordered by police to turn over users’ IP addresses.

Supreme Court upholds Arizona law that punishes employers who hire undocumented immigrants.

The Isotopes’ policy on booze. (Not unlike most policies on booze.)

Legislators sue guv over vetoes.

Lost pyramids spotted from space.

The ADHD of Lady Gaga.

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The Daily Word 4.29.11

Morocco cafe bomb, dolphin podcast, Superman's citizenship

Terrorist attack shreds a Morrocan cafe.

Meteorologists showed live footage of tornadoes approaching.

New regulations aimed at food marketing to help reign in childhood obesity.

Superman threatens to renounce US citizenship.

Del Norte high school football coach popped for second DWI.

Nearly half a million dollars misused around an NHCC fresco causes scandal.

Hilarious minor differences illuminated by The Oatmeal.

Some researchers say dolphins are too smart for captivity.

Kia Motors recalls cars whose gas tanks fall off.

Malfunction delays space shuttle launch.

National Institutes of Health get favorable ruling on stem cell research.

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The Daily Word 4.10.11: Gil Robbins dead; Russian moon base; Chinese ghost-cities; flappers.

The top ten cities in which to wait until the last minute before filing your tax return.

Another weird Kelly Family song with a video. Not about not pee-peeing the bed anymore.

New Mexico voter fraud by "foreign nationals" under investigation by the State Police.

Electronic books often come with DRM locks. Is "electronic book" an oxymoron?

Awesomely strange hair.

"Lovely, expensive and about nineteen:" Flapper Dictionary!

Details on the British submariner who shot a couple of his fellow submariners. Did he do it because visiting dignitaries were hogging the head?

In order to keep their economy moving, China just keeps on building. Whole cities. With barely any inhabitants. Strange video.

Yeah, you want elf ears!

Not everyone is still grumbling over the size of their paycheck. Warning: same old story.

Pakistani version of Sesame Street.

Russia: MOON BASE BY 2030!

Gil Robbins, folk musician, actor and father to Tim Robbins is dead.

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The Daily Word: Giffords, Libya defections, bug-eating

A woman who let her friend drive drunk is being charged with a DWI.

Rep. Pearce says something something "constitutional" something "don't' give money to public broadcasting."

Charges against the local nonprofit that sent human heads to a Kansas medical waste facility were dropped.

Potato earth.

Someone put an explosive near an APD car this morning.

Do you know this guy? He stole a computer from UNM by picking it up and walking away.

Secretary of State says the guv may have breached campaign law.

Gaddafi's foreign minister split. (Meet his lovely daughter, who he hopes will inspire his troops.

Arizona outlawed abortions that are performed because of the sex or race of the fetus.

Maybe we will eat bugs when there's no more meat.

Is it too soon to ask: Will Giffords run for Senate?

Spoiler: The "Top Chef All Stars" winner.

Birth rate in the U.S. dropping fast.

Google makes baby steps toward social networking and "liking."

The cosmonaut who fell to earth.

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The Daily Word 11.15.10: Raisin Bran Day, paper airplane in space and Beverly D'Angelo

Now China has the fastest computer.

Lights out at the Cowboys game.

The top words of 2010.

A one-way trip to Mars.

A paper airplane sent to space.

That's almost as amazing as the father and son who sent an iPhone into space.

It's National Raisin Bran Day. (Thanks to Masshole at DCF for the tip.)

A Chinese farmer had sex with an alien.

Have you tried the Facebook Super Log Off?

A firefighter spit on a cop.

A stabbing suspect is held on $1 million bond.

Happy birthday, Beverly D'Angelo.

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The Daily Word 6.9.10: Mother Theresa gets dissed, a gay bar opens up, betting on the World Cup

Another reason to walk? The DWI Resource Center is fresh out of cash.

It's Pride week, and Albuquerque is getting a new gay bar. Fabulous!

You can cross dress there, but don't try it in Dubai.

There's no Empire State of Mind for Mother Theresa.

Soap operas save the world.

A Canadian in England contemplates silly spelling while Spanglish continues its toma de posesiĆ³n.

It's not a UFO, it's just a new comet.

Have you joined a World Cup pool yet? Super smart economy writer Felix Salmon breaks down the real cost.

What to do with all those World Cup winnings? Buy this, because chances are that sweet state gig you've been hoping for isn't coming around soon.

Sticks and stones can get you shot. Better stick with words.

V.19 No.8 | 2/25/2010
“I hope you’re not planning on using the old ‘we’ve run out of gas’ routine. This is, after all, a horse-drawn carriage.”

Film Review

The Last Station

Period biopic mixes the lusty with the literary

Late in life (in his 70s), widely famed Russian novelist Lev Nikolaevich Tolstoy (known to his friends as “Leo Baby”) turned his attentions away from fiction and dabbled in the creation of a number of utopian communes. These live/work communes were based on Tolstoy’s own particular philosophy—one that espoused nonviolence, the abolition of private property, a strict vegetarian diet and an adherence to the principals of celibacy. (Yeah, sorry, Leo Baby, but you lost me on that last one.) Though the Tolstoyan Movement didn’t last very long, it allegedly influenced the thinking of such latter spiritual leaders as Mohandas Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr.

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NM Blogosphere Roundup: Virgin Galactic, our local spaceport, Bible references etched on US troop rifles, local comics

Terminal Hanger concept, Spaceport America, New Mexico.
Terminal Hanger concept, Spaceport America, New Mexico.

In Sir Richard Branson's new National Geographic reality tv show Virgin Galatic, as Sindicator points out, Spaceport America ("the world’s first and only civilian space exploration site") is located in southern New Mexico.

Only In New Mexico tips us off to the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, headquartered in Albuqueruque, and are currently lobbying to stop Bible references from being inscribed on high-powered rifle sights used by U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, and in the training of Iraqi and Afghan soldiers.

7000 BC reports that New Mexico's seminal & lively 'undergound' comics scene is alive and well with a meeting this Sunday at the Santa Fe Public Library and a UNM Continuing Education class next month: Creating Comics Panel by Panel.

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V.18 No.26 | 6/25/2009
Virgin Galactic’s SpaceshipTwo Feather
spaceportamerica.com

News Bite

Richardson and the Spiders from Mars

One shovelful of dirt closer to galactic tourism

LAS CRUCES—Patience. Gov. Bill Richardson warned Southern New Mexicans they may not see immediate benefits of their $198 million spaceport investment at a pre-groundbreaking event on Thursday, June 18.

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