V.24 No.12 | 03/19/2015
The Daily Word in the crimes of Blanco Diablo
By Ty Bannerman [ Wed Mar 25 2015 9:22 AM ]
Good morning, it’s Wednesday, March 25
and drug dealer Eugene Crane, aka “Blanco Diablo” aka “The Boogie Man,” has been arrested for allegedly wrapping the body of one of his customers in plastic and then dumping her in an empty lot near Roller Skate City after the woman overdosed. Before dumping her, but after she died, he allegedly made time to join his family for dinner,
Geologists with the United States Air Force are set to begin construction on a well to extract poisonous chemicals from Albuquerque’s water supply. The well will be located in a church parking lot, right next to the basketball court,
the Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg wonders if it’s time for “the Jews to leave Europe,”
a Detroit eviction crew discovered the corpses of two children stashed in a deep freeze inside of a vacant apartment. The mother of the children has been taken into custody,
in some of the least depressing news to come out of Iraq, ISIS apparently blew up Saddam Hussein's tomb,
a baby eagle hatched live on eagle-cam,
and a restaurant in Africa has closed down after attracting negative attention for their “no blacks” policy.
V.24 No.8 | 02/19/2015
The Daily Word in Oscar Sunday, marriage licenses and New Mexico killers
By Mark Lopez [ Fri Feb 20 2015 9:35 AM ]
The Oscars are on Sunday, y'all! The New York Times has the Oscar predictions here.
Holy crap! It's a real sharknado! Kinda ...
Two Detroit parents who reported their son missing while holding him captive in their basement have been charged with torture.
After a lesbian couple was granted a marriage license in Travis County, Texas, the state's attorney general is rushing to have their marriage declared “void” and “invalid.”
Silver City parents are outraged at the fact that the school ran out of lunches for the kids for the second time this year.
Hear some of the “bizarre” stories of New Mexico's most notorious female killers.
After being suspended for makin' whoopee with some of his patients, Dr. Christopher Driskill is being allowed to go back to work.
Ewwww ... that's a lot of poop on that road.
V.23 No.45 |
The Daily Word in bin Laden's shooter, Detroit's bankruptcy and brains
By Mark Lopez [ Fri Nov 7 2014 9:11 AM ]
A judge has delayed the sentencing for friends of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the Boston Marathon bomber, due to a question still pending before the US Supreme Court over what is considered “tangible” evidence.
Due to recent marijuana legalization victories in Oregon, Alaska and Washington, DC, pot proponents are looking toward California to make it legal for recreational use.
After the name of Osama bin Laden's shooter was revealed, other members of SEAL Team Six are speaking out in disagreement over who actually fired the fatal shot.
A judge is expected to rule today on a restructuring plan that could get Detroit out of bankruptcy.
New Zealand has withdrawn its charge against AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd for allegedly trying to “procure a murder.”
A priest in Gallup, N.M., up and left the church, leaving parishioners wondering why he left and if he took any of the church's money with him.
Dr. Kent Kiehl of the Mind Research Network in Albuquerque says that the brains of child killers are “strikingly different” from those of other children.
The city council voted 8-0 last night to approve the Department of Justice's agreement, which gives APD four years to make necessary reforms aimed at their use of excessive force and how they deal with mentally ill people.
Elaine, a 38-year-old chimpanzee, gave birth to twins at the BioPark Zoo this past week!
This little guy was really upset that he couldn't vote.
V.23 No.27 |
The Daily Word in Doritos Roulette, Sarah Palin opened her mouth and Insane Clown Posse fans are a "gang"
By Geoffrey Plant [ Tue Jul 8 2014 1:57 PM ]
A Mason Jar exploded in the Jemez Mountains.
New Mexico made the top of another list, this time for slowest internet speeds in the nation.
Obama is asking Congress for 4 million dollars to help deal with all the unaccompanied immigrant children crossing the US-Mexico border.
Insane Clown Posse's lawsuit over their "gang" status was tossed out.
"Doctor Death" Jack Kevorkian's Deathmobile (a bubble window VW microbus, a real deathtrap!) was purchased from a Detroit pawnshop.
One fifth of Detroit is slated for demolition.
Three new species of mushroom were found in a package of dried mushrooms from China.
If you live in Canada you can try the new Doritos flavor: "Doritos Roulette".
V.23 No.26 |
The Daily Word in "The View," medical marijuana and forgotten dough
By Mark Lopez [ Fri Jun 27 2014 9:05 AM ]
Twelve-year-old Charlie Bothuell V, a Detroit boy who has been missing since June 14, was found alive in his parents' basement.
The Supreme Court unanimously struck down a Massachusetts law that banned protesters within 35 feet of abortion clinics.
German parliament “cuts ties” with Verizon Communications Inc., after allegations that the US was spying and that the firms were handing over data.
What's “The View” to do without Walters, Shepherd and McCarthy?
Doctors are baffled at the diseases states list as being eligible for medical marijuana prescriptions.
Because of impairment fees, the State has a nice little nest egg that they completely forgot about.
KOB4 obtained audio recordings of interviews with APD officers Keith Sandy and Dominique Perez from two days after the fatal shooting of James Boyd.
Two APD officers are being credited for “a big save” after talking a man down when he screamed that he had a gun and wanted to be killed.
A facility to open in Artesia, N.M., that will house women and children who've entered the US illegally to escape gang violence and poverty in Central America.
V.23 No.21 |
The Daily Word in Detroit carjackers, New Mexico oil and a jailhouse stripper
By Mark Lopez [ Fri May 23 2014 9:33 AM ]
A postage stamp honoring Harvey Milk, a gay civil rights leader who was assassinated in 1978, has been unveiled.
Utah Gov. Gary Herbert thinks states not defending same-sex marriage bans is “the next step toward anarchy.” If that's the case, chaos couldn't be sweeter.
Google is creating a tablet with “advanced vision capabilities.” If it doesn't make you invisible, I don't care.
Last night, Albuquerque police shot and killed a man who is suspected of attacking a woman and then stabbing a good samaritan who tried to help her.
According to New Mexico State Police, at least six people died in a car crash involving multiple vehicles on I-10.
The oil industry is drawing more folks to certain parts of New Mexico.
Birdland, a local store in Nob Hill, was broken into yesterday morning, apparently another in a series of Nob Hill businesses that have been “compromised.”
After Miami police arrested a strip club employee, she decided to give them a show right in the jail cell.
V.23 No.8 |
The Daily Word in Detroit's bankruptcy, racism at Ole Miss and a Twix obsession
By Mark Lopez [ Fri Feb 21 2014 9:46 AM ]
President Obama is meeting with the Dalai Lama today. And China ain't happy about it.
A court will hear several groups' petitions for appeal regarding Detroit's eligibility to file for bankruptcy protection.
Someone wants to split Cali into six parts...
Racism is still brewing at Ole Miss.
A murder suspect was found living and working in an Albuquerque motel. Do I hear discount?
A stabbing in northwest Albuquerque sent three people to the hospital, and police think they have all the suspects in custody.
Brandon Villalobos' lawyer says that his lack of mental capacity could be a key component in his defense. Villalobos is accused of killing 12-year-old Alex Madrid.
Now, I love a good Twix. But this is dedication.
V.23 No.7 |
The Daily Word in COPS is coming back to Albuquerque, a really old can of herring and not-confirming Hannah Skandera
Get well soon, Wattie!
By Geoffrey Plant [ Tue Feb 18 2014 9:49 AM ]
New Mexico Secretary of Education Hannah Skandera will serve her entire term without ever being confirmed.
More details about the ongoing radiation leak at WIPP.
The second suspect in the high-speed car chase crash in Corrales was arrested.
Bernalillo Sheriff's office is welcoming COPS to BernCo supposedly with "full editing control" over the content and apparently not remembering that Mayor Marty banned the show from Albuquerque.
A Florida artist smashed a valuable Ai Weiwei vase in an act of protest.
Detailed mapping and study of abandoned Detroit will determine how many dilapidated and unoccupied buildings there are.
Check out this amazingly preserved ancient Chinese city that was discovered 30 meters underwater in 2001.
V.23 No.3 |
The Daily Word a football camel's death, NSA's data and a photographing poser
By Mark Lopez [ Fri Jan 17 2014 9:58 AM ]
President Obama says he will “end the National Security Agency’s ability to store phone data collected from millions of Americans.” Sure …
A 4-year-old girl in Detroit accidentally shot and killed her 4-year old cousin.
In case you haven't heard, the 2014 Academy Award nominations are out!
A voting law in Pennsylvania that would require people to show photo ID's at the polls was struck down.
ABQ police are on the lookout for man claiming to be a UNM photography student who takes photos of girls.
Congress has cut funding for horse slaughter operations by passing a $1.1 trillion budget bill that prohibits the Department of Agriculture from spending money on inspectors for equine facilities.
In the aftermath of Tuesday's Berrendo Middle School shooting in Roswell, N.M., police are looking at suspect Mason Campbell's Instagram page to see if it bears any relevance.
Elias Montoya, a New Mexico State Police officer who was fired for opening fire on a minivan full of kids in Taos, gives his side of the story.
Princess, a football-predicting camel, dies weeks ahead of Super Bowl. RIP.
V.22 No.48 |
The Daily Word in Bob Dylan's crime, iPhone panties and Ron Burgundy on the sport of curling
By Geoffrey Plant [ Tue Dec 3 2013 8:53 AM ]
Albuquerque City Council said no to the proposed roundabout at the intersection of Rio Grande and Candelaria. [Correction: KRQE now reports the Council voted against a bill that was against the roundabout. So, nothing new here folks.]
A French auction house wants to sell a bunch of kachina masks despite Hopi protests.
Meanwhile in France, Bob Dylan has been charged with a hate crime.
Rumor has it that unexploded US chemical weapons currently in Panama will be moved to New Mexico for disposal.
Read about a bill coming up before Congress that would make it more difficult for patent trolls to bully consumers over alleged copyright infringement.
The most popular word of the year is "science."
The Monkees and Neil Young? I'm in.
V.22 No.29 |
The Daily Word in Detroit, Texas, Iraq
By E.J. Maliskas [ Fri Jul 19 2013 8:25 AM ]
The city of Detroit has filed for bankruptcy.
Fancy shmancy "fake farms" dotted all over Bernalillo County taking in huge tax breaks.
Suicide bombing leaves 20 dead in an Iraqi mosque.
Dash-cam footage shows diabetic woman with dangerously low blood sugar being dragged out of her car by Santa Fe police and thrown on the ground.
The Isotopes have made Forbes' list of Minor League Baseball's Most Valuable Teams.
Remember how excited we all got about the new-and-improved awesomesauce Winrock Town Center? Well, it's still four to six years away from completion.
V.21 No.41 | 10/11/2012
Searching for Sugar Man
Soulful documentary proves rock and roll dreams come true
By Devin D. O’Leary
Soulful documentary about a Detroit-area singer-songwriter proves rock and roll dreams really do come true.
V.20 No.22 |
The Daily Word 6.5.11: moon rocks; Slutwalks; ruin-porn; exploding Russian arms depot
By Geoffrey Plant [ Sun Jun 5 2011 1:18 PM ]
Oft-quoted biblical passages that aren't biblical passages.
Being a prick is a non-stop global project for Donald Trump.
Stupid Sarah Palin stupidly defends her stupid telling of Paul Revere's ride.
Selling moon rocks at Denny's, "United States vs. One Moon Rock," and other amazing stories involving black-market moon rocks.
“It’s easy to forget that change starts with anger, and that history has always been made by badasses.” Slutwalks.
Yemen just fell out of the frying pan and into the fire.
Short article about why the Three Gorges Dam in China was built and how it has wreaked havoc in central China, where there is now a severe drought.
Ruin-Porn. With links to collections of all-Detroit ruin-porn.
V.19 No.52 | 12/30/2010
Sergio Salvador salvadorphoto.com
Mom’s New Year’s Dinner
A neighborhood defines American cooking
By Mina Yamashita
“As American as apple pie” is a phrase I’ve heard forever. Yet every immigrant culture that makes up our melting pot contributes to a growing definition of American food. Such is the case with my family’s celebration of New Year’s Day.
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