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The Daily Word in the First Amendment, cannabis and green chile

The Daily Word

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).

birthdays

Merry Nietzsche/Spivey/Fry/Foucault/Kuti/Riggs/Calvino/Solondz/Ginuwinemas!

I must warn you: I'm no mathlete. That said, by my count at least nine significant cultural icons made their entrance on the 15th day of October. (October is the best month of the year.) Please join me in making virtual merry on Nietzsche/Spivey/Fry/Foucault/Kuti/Riggs/Calvino/Solondz/Ginuwinemas, y'all.

Friedrich Nietzsche
(Oct. 15, 1844 – Aug. 25, 1900)

Victoria Spivey
(Oct. 15, 1906 – Oct. 3, 1976)

Varian Fry
(Oct. 15, 1907 – Sept. 13, 1967)

Michel Foucault
(Oct. 15, 1926 – June 25, 1984)

Fela Kuti
(Oct. 15, 1938 – Aug. 2, 1997)

Dax Riggs
(born Oct. 15, 1973)

Italo Calvino
(Oct. 15, 1923 – Sept. 19, 1985)

Todd Solondz
(born Oct. 15, 1959)

Elgin Baylor Lumpkin aka Ginuwine
(born Oct. 15, 1970)

L to R: José “Pepe” Gallardo; James R. Chávez; Santiago Candelaria; Ruben Muller
Alicia Maldonado
L to R: José “Pepe” Gallardo; James R. Chávez; Santiago Candelaria; Ruben Muller

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The Train from Mexico: The Boxcar

Part of the Siembra Latino Theatre Festival, this weeping-worthy tragedy follows a group of men who enter the US illegally in search of a better life.

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The Daily Word in Hitler's drug use, the culture of APD's elite units and falling oil prices

The Daily Word

A missing elderly woman with Alzheimer's has been found.

New Mexico DOT is down with OPP.

Here is an in-depth item about the culture of APD's elite units.

Kim Jong-Un resurfaced!

Hitler was prodigious in his use of drugs.

Oil prices are falling dramatically.

Jack White's keyboardist died in Mexico.

A lost pet parrot was returned to it's owner four years after going missing.

The White House wants to eliminate Columbus day and replace it with "Election Day."

The "homeless man with the golden voice" isn't doing so hot.

Some advice on how to avoid a traffic ticket.

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The Daily Word in Banksy, Snowden and clowns with knives.

The Daily Word

Does Yelp extort advertising from restaurants?

Ebola is the scariest outbreak of modern times.

Snowden’s thoughts on privacy in the digital age are worth pondering.

The driverless car is coming and you can’t stop it.

The vinyl re-release of the Ghostbusters soundtrack is marshmallow-scented.

Learn how to rob a bank from an expert.

“This is a little song I wrote about the time a female Eagles fan stole my prosthetic leg and the cops got it back for me.”

Someone drew a penis on a Banksy mural.

Bakersfield police are on the lookout for creepy clowns with knives.

Balloon Fiesta is over.

The site of a deadly Rail Runner crash was littered with uncollected body parts.

What’s happening in Albuquerque today?

Happy birthday, Marie Osmond.

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The Wonder Years' Poetic Pop-Punk

The Wonder Years play some emo-infused punk tunes at Sunshine Theater.
Photo by echoroo

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I Fall, You Fall, We Fall!: ¡Feria de Otoño!

Featuring an artisan market, a traditional pig roasting, cold brews, children's activities and a rare and used book sale.

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The Daily Word in a Burger King attack, haunted houses and a scary teacher

The Daily Word

Feeling antsy? Head to the San Gabriel Mountains outside Los Angeles. President Obama just declared them a national monument. So they'll still be there.

A man from New York was released from prison after serving 15 years for assault, but he was shot 15 minutes later. He's currently recovering in the hospital.

Apparently, it's okay to have a haunted house. But it's not okay to have a room dedicated to serial killer John Wayne Gacy.

Hiker Paula Reuter, who'd been missing for three days after she went for a hike in the Washington Mountains, was found alive and well. She survived on mushrooms and tree bark.

MMA fighter Jason “Mayhem” Miller finally surrendered after an hours-long SWAT stand-off in Orange County.

This morning, a crash involving the Rail Runner left two people dead. This story is still being updated.

A Santa Fe teacher from El Camino Real Academy has been placed on leave after allegedly threatening to kill a student.

Many state employees are learning that just because the courts order back paychecks doesn't mean they're going to show up.

Two swatting incidents happened in ABQ in September. Authorities want the public to know it's not a prank and can be fatal.

A man is suing Burger King after the manager of one of its locations attacked him with a stun gun and switchblade for complaining about cold onion rings.

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The Daily Word in cold onion rings, decriminalizing marijuana and a flying Yoda

The Daily Word

A man is suing the Bloomfield, N.M. Burger King; he claims he was attacked by the manager after complaining that his order of onion rings was cold.

Beginning this weekend, The East Mountain Centre for Theatre is presenting an original musical with a catered dinner in Sandia Park.

La Tejana’s former campaign manager is going to jail.

A couple suspected of numerous fast-foot restaurant hold-ups in Burque was arrested.

The Special Shapes Rodeo at Balloon Fiesta this morn included floating objects resembling a cactus, an owl and Yoda, among other flights of fancy.

New Mexico gubernatorial candidate Gary King believes in decriminalizing small amounts of marijuana but incumbent Susana Martinez disagrees.

The 12th annual Soccorrofest happens this weekend and features funky, rockin’ local blues quartet Rhythm Divine.

Going into this weekend’s action, the UNM Volleyball team remains undefeated.

Over at HuffPo, author Sandra Ramos-O’Briant writes about driving from Burque to El Defe in 1967.

Owing to ongoing drought, this year’s Maize Maze is mostly composed of sorghum.

Alibi Picks

Welcome to Ghostlynd: The Musical Adventure of Mimi and the Ghosts opens

Catch this original musical for young audiences that tells the story of Mimi, a young girl who has recently lost her mother.

Today's Events

Miniatures & More 2014 Grand Opening & Sale at Albuquerque Museum of Art and History

Featuring works by Timur Akhriev, Charles Aldrich, Stephen Datz and more, as well as a host bar and hors d'oeuvres.

Zoo Boo at ABQ BioPark Zoo

PURE EVIL: Boombox Cartel • Sin7 • Curtis Dirt • Nic Nagel • GVAR • DJ Espy • DJ Gene-e-ous & Beufie at Historic El Rey Theater

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