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The Daily Word in Maya Angelou, Mr. G. the goat and why you're probably going to get dementia
Good afternoon, it's Wednesday, May 28
and Western Albuquerque Land Holdings have proposed a 13,700 acre development on ABQ's Westside,
Santa Fe police would like to talk to a man who broke into a home and watched two women having sex before the women noticed and pushed him out the door,
and Bernalillo County residents are facing long 911 response times while dispatchers try to figure out whether the caller is in State, County or City territory.
everyone's favorite poet Maya Angelou died,
a goat named Mr. G. became best friends with a burro named Jellybean,
and a new study suggests that being cynical can make you more susceptible to dementia.
The Daily Word in the next APD shooting (contest), cat harrasment and YODO
Good morning, it's May 21, 2014,
and the NRA will hold a shooting contest for Albuquerque police in September. “It is an economic boost for the city and a source of pride for us,” police spokeswoman Janet Blair said, without a trace of irony,
an ex-policewoman is accused of harassing her neighbor by having 12 cats,
and a local funeral home would like to remind you that YODO.
Meanwhile, the Obama administration will soon tell us a little more about how they decide which Americans to kill with drones,
uncovered memos from the 60s show that the US government's official stance on LGBT employees used to be "Once a homo, always a homo,"
actor Michael Jace, from the TV show 'The Shield,' shot and killed his wife,
over 100 "RATers" were arrested for remotely spying on computer users through their webcams,
and game show host Pat Sajak thinks that people who believe in climate change are racists.
The Daily Word in radioactive cat litter and fracking New Mexico
It's Wednesday, May 14th,
and experts suggest that the WIPP radiation leak may be due to kitty litter. "Just regular cat litter," said Dr. Jim Concha;
New Mexico's own Mora County is getting ready to battle fracking companies in a case with national implications,
and a beautiful spring is giving way to New Mexico's fifth, and least popular, season: Fire Season.
Justin Beiber has been accused of stealing a cell phone at a Los Angeles batting cage,
scientists have found the oldest sperm on record, but aren't sure why it's so big,
global warming will continue to make my margaritas more expensive,
and a man installing a No Parking sign received a parking ticket. "But I'm putting these signs up," the man said "Then you should know you can't park here," the officer responded.
Have a great day!
The Daily Word in lapel videos, paranoid Googlers and cricket chips
It's Wednesday, May 7th,
and Governor Susanna Martinez, tireless crusader against conflicts of interest in government, is holding a high-powered fundraising dinner for her re-election bid at the home of a lobbyist in Maryland,
following a take-over of the last meeting, City Councilors in Albuquerque are taking steps to keep too much democracy from interfering with the next one,
and APD released footage of their most recent shooting— they only show the moments after the suspect was already dead, but at least we now know that officers properly handcuffed the corpse.
a new study shows that Google users are increasingly worried about the NSA logging their searches and are therefore avoiding the use of "trouble words" like "nuclear facility" and "organized crime,"
a Kickstarter campaign for "cricket chips"—-which are exactly what they sound like--met and surpassed its goal,
and physicists smashed a bunch of atoms together and created the 117th known element. They call it "element 117."
Have a great day!
The Daily Word in motel bees, botched executions and RIP Bob Hoskins
It's Wednesday, April 30th,
and the Albuquerque Environmental Health Department thinks you should stay inside and keep your windows closed today,
security guards at the abandoned De Anza Motel on Central and Washington have discovered that the historic building's walls are filled with thousands and thousands of bees,
and trailer park residents, animal welfare officers and city crews all worked for hours yesterday to try and rescue a cat that appeared to be stuck in a storm drain, only to discover that the cat had already left by the time they opened the grate.
Meanwhile, the state of Oklahoma failed to painlessly execute a man with an untested drug cocktail; instead, the man writhed and cried out in agony for twenty minutes before finally dying of a "massive heart attack,"
and antibiotic resistant bacteria have now spread to every part of the world, prompting the WHO to declare "a major global threat,"
actor Bob Hoskins, best known for playing the non-cartoon human in Who Framed Roger Rabbit, has died of pneumonia at age 71,
and a man in Maine called the police after two escaped goats refused to get down off the top of his Ford Focus. "I guess goats like climbing on cars," said Police Chief Scott McMaster.
Have a great day!
The Daily Word in King Arthur's parliamentary run
Good morning, it's Wednesday, April 23, 2014
and some jerk robbed my bank yesterday,
a UNM football player has been charged with rape and kidnapping,
and APD would like to point out that they "worked hard" to not shoot and kill a man who was upset that APD had shot and killed his fiancé.
the US Supreme Court upheld a ban on affirmative action in college admissions,
people who like bad movies and talking robots are buzzing with rumors that MST3K may return,
the New York post revealed that creepy R&B singer R. Kelly has been paying millions of dollars out to "dozens" of women who have accused him of being creepy over the last decade,
and King Arthur, the Raised Druid King of Britain, plans to run for parliament.
The Daily Word in eyeball licking, Police Oversight Commission resignations and Captain Underpants
It's Wednesday April 16
and three of Albuquerque's six member Police Oversight Commission have resigned, saying that they have no real power to do their jobs, that the City Attorney's Office has undermined them at every turn, and that the Commission is a 'mockery' in terms of oversight,
cleanup crews are moving toward the contaminated section of WIPP, very, very slowly,
and Governor Susana Martinez is being compared to Sarah Palin and eyed for a presidential run.
Meanwhile, a ferry boat sank off the cost of South Korea, possibly killing hundreds,
children are struggling to understand the unfathomable mystery of the Sony Walkman,
parents are complaining to libraries about the use of words like "pee-pee" and "Dr. Diaper" in the Captain Underpants book series,
and a man was arrested after licking a cop's eyeball outside of a bar called "Pisser's Palace."
Have a great day!
The Daily Word in leg waxing, pooping on bluebonnets and APD managing to not kill someone
Good morning, it's Wednesday April 9th,
and New Mexico's law enforcement academy is being sued by former instructors for encouraging illegal activity,
but APD officers managed to take in a suicidal gunman without getting anyone killed,
and he'll enter care at the Metropolitan Detention Center, currently the largest mental health care facility in the state.
a mass stabbing at a Pennsylvania school injured 20 people,
Vermont farmers are watering their crops with donated human urine,
a company called Veet is selling leg-waxing products with ads that demean women, trade on homophobia and just generally make a case for tearing down our culture and starting fresh,
and Texans are inadvertently pooping on bluebonnets.
Have a great day!
The Daily Word in Harvard Library's human flesh collection, more police shootings and Trinity test downwinders
It's Wednesday, April 2
and there's been another police shooting in Albuquerque, although this time it was the US Marshals and not APD,
a former Albuquerque policeman who was fired in 2011 after kicking a prone suspect "repeatedly" in the head would like his job back,
and family members of civilians exposed to radiation from the Trinity test are getting ready to protest at the bomb site's annual opening.
Meanwhile, Chile has been rocked by a deadly earthquake,
the Supreme Court struck down even more campaign finance limitations,
the latest Facebook scare campaign is claiming that kids are smoking coffee to get high; this guy tried it and says it sucks,
and Harvard's library discovered that at least three of their books have bindings of human flesh, one of which belonged to a man who was flayed alive.
Have a good day!
The Daily Word in more APD shootings, dog sex and conscious uncoupling
It's Wednesday, March 26,
and yesterday, hundreds of people turned out to protest the fatal shooting of James Boyd by Albuquerque police,
so APD showed its willingness to take citizens' concerns seriously by immediately shooting and killing another person,
meanwhile, Her Enlightened Beingness Gwyneth Paltrow would like for her readers to know that she and husband Chris Martin will be "consciously uncoupling," or, as mortals call it,"divorcing,"
and kangaroos are invading Romania,
dog sex remains utterly weird and awful,
and Robert Basler of the Santa Fe Reporter isn't sure whether New Mexican food actually exists.
Have a great day.
BeerBeatsBellydance&More • 9.20.2014