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The Daily Word in US airstrikes, police chief woes and a porn freakout

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US jet fighters hit an Islamic State artillery in Iraq in what's expected to be the first in a series of airstrikes.

Watergate “by the numbers.”

The remains of 6-year-old Jenise Wright, who went missing last week, have been found near her home in Bremerton, Wash.

President Obama signed a new bill into law yesterday that could provide veterans with better access to health care.

A toddler slipped through the White House gate. Talk about a threat to national security.

A Colorado man is being charged with sex trafficking an Albuquerque teen after he was arrested as a result of a crime spree.

Shane Harger, former Jemez Springs police chief, was indicted and arrested on rape charges.

Steve Tellez, former APS police chief, could be charged for roughly $1,000 worth of ammunition that went missing in March.

Marijuana petition comes up short.

A mother in South Carolina called the popo on her son after he watched porn.

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"I Saw You" at Powdrell’s

Who saw? Who was seen? Was it you?

"All I know is that I am constantly intrigued by something I'm doing." William Shatner | Reply for free or see more “I Saw You” ads at alibi.com/personals.

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Dear Gustavo Arellano, You OFTEN make broad, sweeping false statements that make you look ill-informed. Islam didn't rule over ALL of Spain for 700 years; only over the southern 2/3rds. You could have said that Mexicans have some of the same DNA as those who accompanied Hannibal and brought Rome to her knees; fought and defeated Rome for 200 years; who gave Rome two of her five best emperors (Trajan & Hadrian) & most of Rome's Golden Age's finest writers, but you always go on racist tangent. View ad

Powdrell's girl

You're the pretty girl at Powdrell's who double-bagged my load of food and offered me ketchup packets just in case. I'm the guy who walked away intrigued and wanting to know more. View ad

Oh my goodness! Buffalo Exchange

A few months past I tried to return a shirt that had a note slipped in the pocket, but your manager screwed it all because I had lost my receipt. I am going broke buying useless shirts. Who in their right mind walks into Buffalo Exchange three times a day? Let's get dressed up and go to the opera, or at least sit for tea. View ad

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The Daily Word in cruel hierarchies, BrBa autopsy and sentinel wells

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An alleged robber was really just scratching himself.

Our mayor is doing something about chronic poverty and homelessness.

Regular safety inspections at WIPP went undone because the agency in charge of those sorts of issues didn’t know if it had the authority to inspect a Department of Energy site.

The local board of education wants to meet in closed session about superintendent Winston Brooks but they keep postponing the matter.

In the cruel hierarchy of college football, UNM walk-on and Roswell native David Anaya gets a break.

In the southeast part of town, a "smiling man" was accused of automobile theft.

Starting today, scientists will begin drilling “sentinel" wells in the Trumbull Village neighborhood near Kirtland Air Force Base.

Here’s a new LA Times article about the autopsy of some teevee show called "Breaking Bad."

Warning fellow Scots about the dangers of police militarization using Albuquerque as an example, a resident of Dundee writes, “Get the guns back in the boot of the armed response team cars where they belong.”

A 26-inch catfish was caught at Tingley Beach using shrimp as bait.

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Better Than New: 16th annual Great Southwestern Antiques Show

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The Rumble Seat Music booth from 2013

There’s just something thrilling about old stuff. (If you happen to be a late-night “American Pickers” addict or an estate sale fanatic, you’ll know what I’m talking about.) That’s the allure behind the 16th annual Great Southwestern Antique Show & Auction. Old metal signs emblazoned with quaintly named, now-defunct corporations; dusty books with their blocky serif fonts and gluey aromas; creaky trunks sporting leather handles and brass rivetsthe objects of the past offer a window to history and a springboard to good conversation. Plus they look cool in your living room.

This year’s vintage bazaar officially kicks off on Saturday, Aug. 9, from 9am to 5pm, at the Expo New Mexico Manuel Lujan Jr. Complex (300 San Pedro NE) and features over 200 dealers. The fun continues Sunday, Aug. 10, 10am to 4pm. Cost is $10 per day or $15 for a two-day pass. The show benefits all kinds of nonprofits, including the Albuquerque Museum, VSA Arts of New Mexico and UNM Hospitals; see greatsouthwesternantiqueshow.com to learn more about the $75 sneak preview and gala on Friday and Saturday, benefiting KNME PBS, and the auctions on Aug. 7 and 11. And get ready to stock up on goodies you can’t find anywhere else. Expo New Mexico • Sat Aug 9 • 9am-5pm • $10-$15 • View on Alibi calendar

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The Daily Word in bears walking upright

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Today, we will begin with a bear walking on his hind legs in a quiet cul-de-sac.

Then, the noise of metal on metal and gunfire; cell phone footage from the latest police shooting.

An experimental serum has improved the conditions of two ebola-infected aid workers in Africa.

The clink of spoons on ceramics is silenced as Albuquerque’s first and only cereal bar closes up shop.

A controversial billboard for a plastic surgeon in Ann Arbor has been vandalized with a body-positive message.

And 13 years of warfare have not made us any safer.

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A Role-Playing Clambake

More often than not, when you say dinner, I'm there. But dinner and a show? That sounds, perhaps, a tad more enticing than a normal evening over some shrimp and grits. Not that that's on the menu at the third annual “Evening with the Luna-Otero family.” Though guests will get to feast on a “gourmet meal,” the real luck of the draw are the costumed actors making their way through the festivities, sharing pieces of New Mexico history from the scope of the Luna and Otero families.

Guests can travel back to the 1700s and 1800s and bear witness to the “adventure, romance, political intrigue, murder and even a ghost” of New Mexico's treasured past. For the mere speck of a price ($45), attendees get a one-of-a-kind evening à la Medieval Times. But I'm sure the jousting will be in short supply. Different periods, people. The scrumptious, historical extravaganza happens at the Luna Mansion in Los Lunas (110 Main SW) tomorrow night at 6:30pm. Call 865-7333 to schedule a reservation. Luna Mansion, Los Lunas • Thu Aug 7 • 6:30-8pm • $45 for dinner and show • View on Alibi calendar

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Rowdy’s Dream Blog #354: They Live in the Bathroom

I step into a city park restroom through a broken cinder block wall. As I start to pee into a central basin I see dark eyes peering at me over a stall. The eyes are filled with fear.

A tall, thin dark Indian man steps out. His head and hands are wrapped in bandages. He offers, in impeccable English, to do odd jobs for me.

He presents his daughter. She is small and cute with red hair and a green dress. She lives with her father in the bathroom. She seems to know some database concepts. I know I can find some work for her. I won't be able to call her but I know where to find her.

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International Legends Cup Is Coming to Albuquerque

… If they can find somewhere to play

L to R: Sol FC GM Larry Espinoza, Carlos Bracamontes, Carlos Valderrama and Sol FC president Ron Patel
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L to R: Sol FC GM Larry Espinoza, Carlos Bracamontes, Carlos Valderrama and Sol FC president Ron Patel

On July 31, the Albuquerque Sol FC announced an exciting partnership with the International Sports Group that will bring a soccer match to the city unlike any we've seen before. The International Legends Cup plays out on Saturday, Sept. 13, at 4pm. The match features ex-World Cup players, including Carlos Valderrama and Carlos Bracamontes, who were introduced at the press conference. Sol FC president Ron Patel says the current plan is to host the game at the Lobo football field, though details are still being ironed out.

What's clear though is the scope of this partnership's ambition. A family-friendly mercado-style fair will be open to the public starting at noon, says Sol FC general manager Larry Espinoza. After the match concludes Grupo Pesado and Banda La Trakalosa de Monterrey take the field for a spirited concert. Grupo Pesado won the Latin Grammy Award for Best Norteño Album two years in a row, in 2009 and 2010.

Espinoza spoke of “aggressive pricing,” meaning he’s marketing the match as affordable with individual tickets starting at $30. Furthermore, family packs of four tickets will be available for $99. The tickets not only grant admission to the soccer match, but include the concert afterward. With the mercado opening at noon, the soccer match starting at 4pm and the concert starting when the game concludes, that's up to seven hours of entertainment for the price of a single ticket.

Valderrama and Bracamontes were cheered upon introduction. Both men are still well known on the international scene, and during the post-conference Q&A session, both were well-received by the crowd. The draw of these two is obviously the grand opening for the International Legends roster, but there are plenty more names to be revealed.

While the Sol FC entertained the crowds with the former players and announced the date and starting prices for the match, they also acknowledged there are plenty more details to come. The announced goal is to sell out the Lobo football fieldon the presumption that the match actually happens there. However, despite the press conference, the final location is not yet certain, nor are tickets yet available, nor has the full final lineup been announced. Both the Albuquerque Sol FC's Twitter account and their Facebook page should have more information as the details continue to be worked out, and the Alibi will continue to pursue clarification.

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The Daily Word in methane craters, an officer-involved shooting and the Central Avenue underpass flood problem

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A BernCo sheriff's deputy shot a man who rammed his patrol car and trapped the deputy inside.

A city councilman introduced a controversial proposal that would substantially reduce marijuana possession penalties.

The remains of a missing hiker were recovered from the Santa Fe forest.

The city may finally do something about the lake that forms in the Central Avenue underpass when it rains heavily.

An Afghan soldier killed an American General, the highest ranking US service member to die in conflict since Vietnam.

There's intense fighting in Ukraine.

Guardians of the Galaxy's James Gunn once made some funny porn spoofs.

Media giant Gannett is splitting its newspaper and broadcast/digital divisions in order to make the lackluster print portion debt-free. And then, presumably, they'll throw it into a black hole so that it remains debt-free. Forever.

Huge methane gas releases caused by global warming appear to be causing the mysterious Siberian craters.

Here are some of the scant details on the Ebola "cure" administered to two American aid workers.

Check out the Disobedient Objects in the Victoria and Albert Museum.

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The Daily Word in Obama, ebola, Gaza, APD, EMF and ants.

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Marion Barry caused a wrong-way car smash.

Israel declared a temporary cease-fire in Gaza.

Ebola is spread through direct contact with bodily fluids.

Ants help cool the earth.

Pow-Pow- Power Wheels.

The P. F. Chang’s data breach does not include New Mexico.

Cheryl Hines married Robert Kennedy Jr.

The New York Times opines on Albuquerque violence.

There was a shooting at 5th and Silver.

Old Town Chapel is haunted. Allegedly.

People were seen in ABQ.

Things are happening in ABQ today.

Happy birthday, Barack Obama.

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