V.23 No.45 | 11/6/2014
The Daily Word in officer retention, UNM athletics and decriminalizing marijuana
By August March [ Thu Nov 6 2014 1:43 PM ]
In an effort to keep “seasoned officers” on the job protecting this city and its denizens, the Albuquerque City Council passed legislation intended to offer extra income to police officers willing to postpone retirement.
It was damn warm last month in Burque; in fact, it was the third-warmest October in a century in these here parts.
Autumn means our city will soon host wild avian visitors from up north; just don’t feed them.
Albuquerque Little Theater is bringing an Irving Berlin work to life in time for the winter holidays.
A Mexican child with a massive tumor on his neck and shoulder is having the ailment treated here in Albuquerque.
UNM Lobo starting quarterback Cole Gautsche has been injured, and Coach Davies said he may be out for the rest of the season.
In more UNM sports news, the captain of the UNM women’s basketball squad was charged with throwing a knife at her significant other.
Here’s this week’s New Mexico fishing report, courtesy of the Portales News-Tribune.
Over at Duke City Fix, New Mexico history writer Ben Moffett reviews Robert Turner Wood’s new book about Burque’s postwar transformation.
Crib Notes: Nov. 6, 2014
By August March
What do you know about last week’s law enforcement, sports and gamer nostalgia news?
V.23 No.44 |
The Daily Word in freaky animals, New Mexico schools and Starbucks
By Mark Lopez [ Fri Oct 31 2014 9:19 AM ]
Police are searching Albuquerque for 10-year-old Alexandra Greenwall of Rio Rancho, who went missing on Wednesday. Contact the authorities if you have any information.
A US Marine and Iraq War veteran in Maryland has been banned from his daughter's school after having a heated argument with the vice principal over his daughter's homework on Islam.
A woman in the Houston area was sentenced to three years in prison for putting a gun in her son's backpack to get him in trouble.
Starbucks is going to start delivering to select areas in 2015. Looks like that pumpkin spice latte is gonna come to you!
Police in Pennsylvania finally caught Matthew Eric Frein after a 48-day manhunt. Frein is accused of killing a state trooper.
UNM basketball coach Craig Neal has the starting lineup for the team's exhibition game against Western New Mexico.
Police are looking for suspects after a man was shot and killed this morning on Central Avenue. This story is still being updated.
A Legislative Finance Committee report stated that high-poverty schools in New Mexico need better teachers. Not to sound juvenile, but “DUH! That's high-poverty schools everywhere!” I'm done.
A list of freaky lookin' animals to get you squeamish and scared for All Hallows' Eve. Who knows … they may inspire a last-minute costume, no?
V.23 No.44 | 10/30/2014
By Devin D. O’Leary
48 Hour Film Project goes horror, Interstellar opens early at Jean Cocteau, Con-Jikan returns for year two.
V.23 No.43 | 10/23/2014
Crib Notes: Oct. 23, 2014
By August March
From first amendment litigation against UNM to ’80s radio, what do you know about last week’s New Mexico news?
V.23 No.42 |
The Daily Word in the First Amendment, cannabis and green chile
By Samantha Anne Carrillo [ Thu Oct 16 2014 1:27 PM ]
Democratic candidate for New Mexico Auditor Tim Keller's new attack ad uses the pop culture cachet of the A1A Car Wash from "Breaking Bad" to reference the dirt on Republican opponent Robert Aragon. Oh and the ad is narrated by "Gomie" (Steven Michael Quezada).
Virgin Galactic CEO George Whitesides announced that Spaceport America, located in the Jornada del Muerto desert basin, is just four test flights away from its inaugural commercial travel flight .
Tierra Blanca High Desert Ranch High Desert Youth Program owner/operator Scott Chandler, who stands accused of abuse and torture of troubled teens, has filed a defamation/libel lawsuit against Steve Cowen (the father of a youth resident/alleged victim), reporter Rene Romo, the New Mexico Department of Public Safety and the New Mexico State Police.
Albuquerque Police Chief Gorden Eden discusses efforts to combat a 10-49 (department code for "information") failure within APD and progress that he's made moving APD away from "siloing information."
Former New Mexico governor Gary Johnson posits that medical marijuana could be a potential treatment for ebola.
Historical teevee drama "Manhattan" was renewed for a second season by WGN America.
Former UNM student Monica Pompeo is suing the university for violating her First Amendment rights by forcing her to drop a course titled "Images of (Wo)men: From Icons to Iconoclasts." The academic conflict began when Pompeo critiqued mid-'80s lesbian romantic drama Desert Hearts by referring to lesbianism as perverse and using the word "barren" a lot.
PBS considers nuevomexicano farmers' concerns about the state green chile industry competition with out-of-state growers while coping with extreme weather's negative impact on crop yields.
Happy birthday, Oscar Wilde, Nico, Tim Robbins and Bob Mould (Hüsker Dü, Sugar).
V.23 No.38 | 9/18/2014
Cinema 5 Distributing
Crib Notes: Sept. 18, 2014
By August March
From APD undercover to democratic litigation, test your knowledge of last week’s New Mexico news with the Alibi pop quiz.
V.23 No.37 |
The Daily Word in APD, melanoma and kindness
By Samantha Anne Carrillo [ Thu Sep 11 2014 12:02 PM ]
A USA Today article published yesterday quoted Albuquerque Police Chief Gorden Eden recognizing "a systemic failure in ... ability to track employee misconduct." Eden went to say, "I believe there are people on the force who shouldn't be on the force.'' But Eden told USA Today that police union contracts make it difficult to enforce retroactive discipline within bounds of a union contract, stating "Yes, we may be stuck with them."
Today Albuquerque Police Officers Association President Stephanie Lopez told KOAT that she initially felt disappointed and angered that Eden would represent officers in this light. But Lopez and Eden have since talked and are now on the same page.
SolaranRX Inc. has licensed a groundbreaking method for diagnosing and treating melanoma. The process was developed by UNM Pharmaceutical Sciences and DermatologyAssociate Professor Dr. Yubin Miao. The technology involves a peptide that binds to melanoma cells which can be infused with imaging and therapeutic radionuclides to assess and treat melanoma.
Outfitted in full gear, Albuquerque firefighters climbed stairs 110 stories today in honor of those lost in the 9/11 terror attacks.
Starting next week Alaska Airlines will offer nonstop daily flights from Albuquerque to Seattle.
On this day of remembrance, a quote by Vonnegutian protagonist Eliot Rosewater seems appropriate: "Hello, babies. Welcome to Earth. It's hot in the summer and cold in the winter. It's round and wet and crowded. At the outside, babies, you've got about a hundred years here. There's only one rule that I know of babies: God damn it, you've got to be kind."
V.23 No.37 | 9/11/2014
Crib Notes: Sept. 11, 2014
By August March
From UNM athletics to t-shirts that didn’t jibe with TEDxABQ, test your knowledge of last week’s New Mexico news with the Alibi pop quiz.
V.23 No.36 |
The Daily Word in jet fuel, horse meat and performance art
By Samantha Anne Carrillo [ Thu Sep 4 2014 11:42 AM ]
The New Mexico Public Education Department is grabbing the financial reins for a group of troubled Albuquerque charter schools.
It may rain this week. *fingers crossed*
The New Mexico State Fair is less than a week away. Eat something fried for me.
Azul Burrito Co., we barely knew ye.
UNM is "not substantially compliant" with the Clery Act, which requires schools to properly communicate and monitor campus safety issues.
"Breaking Bad" is the gift that keeps on giving.
Colonel Tom Miller asks for a take-back on previously submitted KAFB jet fuel spill data.
Today in cultural relativity, zoo animals in Albuquerque will probably get to eat horse meat. And that's not unusual.
Performance art ain't dead yet, and thank goodness (and folks like Emma Sulkowicz) for that.
V.23 No.31 |
The Daily Word in Albuquerque, Burque and the Duke City
By August March [ Thu Jul 31 2014 11:45 AM ]
In recent, local developments:
Allegedly, a very drunk couple took a stroll with their children and a marijuana pipe. They were arrested.
A naked intruder was allegedly found sleeping in someone else’s bed. He was arrested.
According to APD, a woman pulled a gun on a Comcast technician. She was arrested.
APD is getting rid of its Mine Resistant Ambush Protected armored vehicle.
The School of Rock will be housed in downtown Burque.
The Sunport was at the center of a copper theft ring.
Developers are planning to build a hotel modeled after the ruins at Chaco Canyon.
Someone left the sprinklers running in the rain.
UNM’s Director of Government and Community Relations has now been arrested three times for DWI. He has been previously convicted twice for this offense.
After numerous setbacks and a countless number of losing seasons, UNM’s football coach looks to the future.
V.23 No.30 | 7/24/2014
Crib Notes: July 24, 2014
By August March
From monsoon season to broadcast journalism to economic recovery, test your New Mexico news savvy with the Alibi pop quiz.
V.23 No.29 |
The Daily Word in Arnold’s oasis, postmodernism, and Meteorite Museum
By August March [ Thu Jul 17 2014 1:23 PM ]
This week’s ABQ Journal fishing report sez you can catch catfish in the Rio Grande between here and Socorro using night crawlers, liver or stink bait; the tiger muskies at Bluewater Lake fancy hotdogs, though.
Jim Goodman at the Mountain View Telegraph likes to hike Embudito Canyon.
Last night, an Isotope homered in the PCL All-Star game.
Carlito Springs, a hidden oasis in the southern part of the Sandia Mountains – and a favorite resting spot for my old dog Arnold – will be open to the public beginning in August.
The Acting Veterans Affairs Secretary is visiting Albuquerque today on official business.
On Wednesday evening, it rained and rained some more.
Postmodernism comes to Coyote Canyon.
An alleged probation violator in Albuquerque threatened authorities with a BB gun before he was gunned down by US Marshal.
Former NM governor Toney Anaya was recently investigated by the Securities and Exchange Commission; he later settled the resulting lawsuit out of court.
UNM’s Meteorite Museum at Northrop Hall is undergoing a much-needed asbestos removal process.
V.23 No.25 |
The Daily Word in security, surveillance, drones and genderless pronouns
By Geoffrey Plant [ Tue Jun 24 2014 12:04 PM ]
There's a new security measure in the Albuquerque mayor's office: a second door.
New security measures coming to Pat Hurley park in NW Albuquerque.
Charges are being dropped in the case of three UNM football players accused of raping a female student.
Check out this photo gallery of Barstow's many kitschy motels.
Here is a national map of military and civilian drone crashes as well as airports that are or will be hosting drone traffic.
How much are Bob Dylan's lyrics to "Like a Rolling Stone" worth?
Vancouver school board approves the use of genderless pronouns.
Learn the true meaning of "my two cents" and other business jargon that should be used sparingly.
Watch Japanese folks master the use of the English-speaker's favorite curse word.
Excellent short film set to Tiny Tim's "Livin' in the Sunlight, Lovin' in the Moonlight".
V.23 No.22 | 5/29/2014
The Daily Word in Bowe Bergdahl, the Brady Bunch and the Pride Parade.
By Carl Petersen [ Mon Jun 2 2014 10:36 AM ]
Ann B. Davis died.
Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was released after five years of Taliban captivity.
Hamburger meat and drama result from the feud over the care of Casey Kasem.
Google will blanket the earth with internet access.
Watch 50 Cent’s amazing pitch.
I like smashed hamburgers.
Shirley MacLaine addressed the graduates of the New Mexico School for the Arts.
Weather Service radar picked up a grasshopper swarm over Albuquerque.
Here’s a photo essay from this weekend’s Pride Parade in Albuquerque.
Happy birthday, Stacy Keach.
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