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V.22 No.32 |

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The Daily Word in 'stop-and-frisk,' DiMaggios' legacy and Gilligan's leadership

The Daily Word

A U.S. district judge has ruled New York's “stop-and-frisk” procedures unconstitutional due to unfair racial profiling.

Some luxury resort condominiums collapsed in a massive sinkhole near Disney World. So far no injuries have been reported.

After James L. DiMaggio was shot dead over the weekend, resulting in Hannah Anderson being found safe in Idaho, authorities reveal that DiMaggio's father once held a teenager at gunpoint in the '80s.

After spending a year and a half in a coma, Dutch Prince Johan Friso died this morning.

Hey Mr. DJ, is this your equipment we found on Craigslist?

Let the record show that if you wave a stun gun at your son in the front yard, you're probably going to get probation.

The city introduced a plan to provide $2.4 million a year to rebuild APD. The bill will be brought to the public at the Aug. 19 City Council meeting.

Just a few leadership lessons from Vince Gilligan, creator of AMC's “Breaking Bad.”

A woman looking to get new boobs takes to the streets!

V.22 No.31 |

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The Daily Word in fat shaming professors, highway robbery and craigslist baby sales

The Daily Word

UNM psychology professor Geoffrey Miller, who sparked controversy by tweeting that overweight people don't have the willpower to complete graduate work, will return to New Mexico this fall. We assume that he will be continuing his important work on studying the effects of being a huge asshole on one's career.

Official Alibi dating advice: never try to sell your prospective girlfriend's baby on Craigslist.

Highway robbery! A guy in Russia managed to steal an entire road.

Federal cuts to food stamp programs will hit New Mexico families hard.

Ariel Castro's house, where he held three women captive for over a decade, has been scraped off of the Earth.

The US and Russia are still in a spat over this whole Snowden business.

Hey! Here's how to make a toilet out of a banana!

London sewer workers discovered a 15-ton mass of congealed grease and wet wipes in— excuse me, I'm going to be sick now.

V.22 No.22 |

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The Daily Word in scummy lawyer tricks, Craigslisting your baby and FIRE

The Daily Word

Hey Albuquerque, you're getting paid less than everyone else.

Anti-war demonstrators may have had their First Amendment rights violated, but the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals says that doesn't mean they get to sue.

If you haven't done so already, go ahead and cancel those Jemez mountain camping plans. The Thompson Ridge Fire has grown by 5,000 acres since yesterday.

Friendly advice: Don't try to get rid of your baby via Craigslist.

George Zimmerman's lawyers would like you to believe that a video of "two homeless men fighting over a bike" will help you understand why Zimmerman had to kill Trayvon Martin.

Google Glass porn? "Er… no," says Google.

This old lady decided to jump off a bridge for her 102nd birthday.

V.22 No.13 | 3/28/2013
I’m an old school list-maker.
I’m an old school list-maker.

Culture

Movin’ Ain’t Easy

The art of moving … no, I'm not talking about rhythmic gymnastics or complicated yoga poses, I mean the actual art of switching residences and claiming a new territory as your personal sanctuary. Since, I'm in a perpetual moving limbo (waiting for a roommate to decide whether or not she's leaving the big, bad Burque), I've been searching Craigslist and various classifieds in search of a new home, a fresh start so to speak.

Since I'm [still] relatively new to the city, I'm not entirely knowledgeable about the various zip codes, what they entail, the good neighborhoods, the bad neighborhoods, the apartments that are low rent v. apartments that are close to a McDonalds. But, I've found that the actual practice of visiting complexes, searching the interweb, and conversing with various consultants is an adventure in and of itself.

For instance, I spoke to one consultant via phone. I couldn't really understand his name through the static, but it sounded something like Naim (I hope that's correct). Extremely excited and chipper on the phone, Naim said he had a great apartment that had been renovated, and the monthly rate was a whopping $450 (all bills included). Since this was in my price range, I jumped at the opportunity, and asked for the address. He informed me that the apartment was on Towner and Juan Tabo. Since I currently live near there, I assumed that the neighborhood would be somewhat nice, and the location seems central enough (in that there are a lot of businesses and stores in that area).

But, as I turned down Towner, what I envisioned as a picturesque resort-like complex of townhouses and pools was quickly overshadowed by streets with pot-holes, some dudes with jeans around their knees giving me the what-you-want stare, and buildings that didn't seem quite renovated. Now, I grew up in what some refer to as “the hood,” and though I rarely get skittish driving through neighborhoods that are considered treacherous for high crime rates (again, I just moved here, so I'm not making any assumptions), this didn't seem like it was for me. So, I kindly turned my car around after throwing the dudes a peace sign, and drove off. I called Naim and informed him that it wasn't for me, and slightly saddened, he just said, “Okay, thank you for calling. Let me know if you're looking for anything in the future.”

Aside from that, I've visited complexes that are within my price range, where the leasing consultants describe a complex as familial, yet tiresome (whatever that means). And I've gone to some that are out of my price range where the consultants said, “We like to keep it quiet around here.” So, no loud music? I'm sorry … next!

So, obviously, the art of moving to a new apartment is a bit like soul searching. You'll hit a few embarrassing moments (like when I jumped a curb next to the leasing office of Wyoming Place in front of the maintenance man), moments of realization (where I realized that a living room might actually be a nice amenity rather than a studio apartment the size of my roommate's closet), moments of clarity (ie. When I came to the conclusion that maybe I'm looking too soon, and should just be comfortable in my current situation). But that's too easy. And so, the search continues …

V.22 No.7 | 2/14/2013

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The Daily Word in zombie alert, injured Gaga, V-day ads

The Daily Word

Cibola High School student arrested after officials said she brought a knife to school.

A New Mexico TV station sent out an official emergency alert yesterday for a zombie attack.

Could minimum wage go up to $9?

Pope Benedict XVI holds his last mass.

Lady Gaga postpones tour due to a serious injury that has left her unable to walk.

How’s that disposable penis treatin’ you there, sea slug?

Police in Florida said they arrested a man accused of stealing wallets from women's purses after he left his own wallet and ID behind at the scene.

V-day Craigslist ads.

V.22 No.3 |

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The Daily Word in Long Lane Shooting, gun control (again), Craigslist scams

This is a sad Monday

The Daily Word

A 15-year-old boy has been charged with the murder of his parents and three younger siblings. Media reports suggest that he had planned on continuing his killing spree at a nearby Wal-Mart before a Calvary Chapel security guard called him in.

Mayor Berry weighs in on gun control.

The inauguration was this morning. Here are some fun inauguration facts from throughout history.

A man was killed after a bar fight in Santa Fe.

Oh, Craigslist rental scams, how easily you seem to fool.

A cat is blamed for a large fire in West Philly.

Manti Te'o will chat with Katie Couric in first television interview.

V.21 No.20 | 5/17/2012

Found

Found on Santa Fe Craigslist: Baby shower for a low-income family

Usually, the Found on Santa Fe Craigslist blog is reserved for tongue-in-cheek repostings of ridiculous Southwest furniture, unicorn mirrors, semi-used magical equipment and the like. But this one isn’t. I’d just like to share this woman’s request for help with diapers, a double stroller and a baby swing. Her husband’s work hours were cut, and they’re expecting a medically unforeseen visit from the stork. If you have a little to spare, two struggling parents in Santa Fe county could use it.

V.21 No.16 | 4/19/2012
Look into its eyes.
Look into its eyes.

Found

Found on Santa Fe Craigslist: white cat ($50)

“Beautiful white cat. I know that it is old, but not sure how old. It is a beautiful cat for those cat lovers!”

V.21 No.17 | 4/26/2012

Found

Found on Santa Fe Craigslist: Wobbly black metal shelf seeks good home (free)

Have a heart for this poor black metal shelf. A young newly-wed couple got it as a wedding present, wife told the husband to put it togehter, husband "kinda" put it together, using only half the required number of screws, and then a year later it was out on the curb, where I rescued it. Nothing fundamentally wrong with it, except it dances its hips more than the King himself, because it's missing half its screws. Please, take it home, do something useful with it.

V.21 No.11 | 3/15/2012

Found

Found on Santa Fe Craigslist: bronze Yoda statuette ($600)

“Of Yoda Star Wars this a bronze statue. 3-5/8 inches tall mounted on oak base. Nice addtion to any collection, would this be. One of kind, have found another not. See in person to apreciate, asking $600 must. Hmmmmmm.”

V.21 No.9 | 3/1/2012

Found

Found on Santa Fe Craigslist: Garbage Pail Kids cards ($600)

This Taos-area vendor is “selling all of my garbage pail kids cards that i collected them since i was 7.” For six Benjamins, the entire binder is yours.

V.21 No.5 | 2/2/2012

Found

Found on Santa Fe Craigslist: Organic farm formerly operated by Seeds of Change

Remember when Santa Fe-based organic seed/food company Seeds of Change got bought out by behemoth Mars, Inc? And everyone said it was just a cynical green-washing PR ploy? And they were right, because Mars shut the farm down and moved operations completely out of state, but retained the company’s made-from-scratch brand and feel-good history for itself?

You can buy that farm. It’s on 14 acres in El Guique, just north of Española. The property comes with a residence, two green houses, a 5,000 square-foot processing building and an apple orchard. And it’s certified organic.

Found

Found on Santa Fe Craigslist: “Unique Unicorn Mirror” ($30, must drive to Taos for pickup)

“Ready for hanging,” enthuses the seller. Look closely and you’ll see the soul of the former owner trapped inside!

V.20 No.48 |

news

The Daily Word in power outages, Craigslist killings, monkey crotch

The Daily Word

More on the winds that knocked out PNM power lines, causing thousands of blackouts.

Jobless rate falls to 8.6 percent; best since 2009.

More than 100 people in Ohio responded to a Craigslist ad asking them to "watch over a 688 acre patch of hilly farmland and feed a few cows." Some of them are buried in shallow graves.

Winds tear off part of a roof at Valencia high school. School's out for ... Friday.

Romney's case for GOP front runner.

This is a perfectly acceptable gallery of Santa photos for your children. If your name is Rob Zombie.

Weather closes I-40 in eastern New Mexico.

Grammy—"I'ma Let you finish, but Beyonce has one of the best videos of all time!"—nominations released.

Guy wearing Gorilla suit dumps sand all over a Little Caesars. Kids these days.

Unidentified flying object crashes through Massachusetts warehouse.

Britney's 30, bitch.

Hallucinogens: coming to a Walgreens near you?

"The black Bernie Madoff."

Pakistani text crackdown censors the term "monkey crotch."


V.20 No.35 | 9/1/2011

Found

Found on Santa Fe Craigslist: red and black cotton bolero vests ($5 each)

Twinsies Day at work is double the fun with this fetching pair of matching vests. Achieving that oh-so-Santa Fe look (American-cowgirl-princess-meets-Burmese-cultural-sexworker) has never been easier, and it even comes with work and overseas travel opportunities! To get you started in your exciting new career, the vests teach you how to “move your body,” eliciting “pzazz” from “monitors” and various other customers. Only $5 each!

These attractive bolero vests are cotton and made in India.

The embroidery surrounds small reflective discs in a few places, giving an element of pzazz to the vests.

*Tilt your monitor or move your body to see the colors with the deepest, richest color. That will be closest to the actual product.

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