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V.24 No.20 | 5/14/2015

Council Watch

Don’t Audit Me, Bro

City Council talks tasers and cruising

Our city’s leadership looks at Tasergate and other issues in this expanded version of Council Watch.
V.24 No.13 | 3/26/2015

news

The Daily Word in bloody miracles, apologetic con men, and crazy politicians.

The Daily Word

Investigations and arrests are ongoing in the beating and burning of an Afghan woman.

Uber-conservative republican Ted Cruz announces his bid for the presidency.

Medical students are joining ISIS.

Pope Francis performs “Half Miracle” with liquified saint’s blood.

A shooting at Los Altos Skate Park leaves one dead and six injured.

New plans are in the works for a rennovated Downtown ABQ.

Sunday night’s crash suspect is identified.

Questa cousins bring Indian bikes to ABQ.

A con man apologizes to his pregnant victim.

Scarecrows outnumber people in one Japanese village.

A man paints himself black to avoid the police. Fails.

A man was arrested after being declared dead two years ago.

V.24 No.9 | 2/26/2015
Eric Williams ericwphoto.com

Restaurant Review

The Practice and Pleasures of Zendo

Coffee at Zendo ArtEspresso

This Downtown café offers local art and great coffee.
V.24 No.5 | 1/29/2015
MarQuee burger
Eric Williams ericwphoto.com

Restaurant Review

Redeeming ‘the Q’

Q Burger gets it together

Even if you’ve never called Albuquerque “The Q,” you’ll appreciate these burgers.
V.23 No.42 |

news

The Daily Word in Ebola, New Mexico arrests and a giant butt-plug

The Daily Word

Texas health officials have ordered that anyone who visited the room of the first Ebola patient in a Dallas hospital pretty much quarantine themselves for 21 days.

Vice President Joe Biden's son was discharged from the Navy Reserves for dipping into some nose candy.

President Obama is set to appoint Ron Klain as his “Ebola czar.”

Denver police warn parents of trick-or-treaters that some candy might not be what it seems … aka it's got weed in it.

MMA fighter Jonathan Koppenhaver (aka War Machine) attempted suicide in prison. He's currently being held for the savage beating and kidnapping of ex-girlfriend Christy Mack.

A shooting took place in Downtown Albuquerque, near Third and Silver, that left one person dead.

Guess those lapel cameras are good for something. APD police officer Jared Frazier's cam caught a woman trying to falsely accuse him of sexual assault after arresting her for a DWI.

It's not exactly BUSTED, but KOAT's got you covered if you wanna see photos of New Mexicans who've recently been arrested.

APS pays $175,000 to a middle school principal, settling a lawsuit over claims of retaliation by former superintendent Winston Brooks.

A giant butt-plug (oops, I mean tree) in Paris has French folks in a tizzy.

V.23 No.36 |

News

The Daily Word in jet fuel, horse meat and performance art

The Daily Word

The New Mexico Public Education Department is grabbing the financial reins for a group of troubled Albuquerque charter schools.

It may rain this week. *fingers crossed*

The New Mexico State Fair is less than a week away. Eat something fried for me.

Azul Burrito Co., we barely knew ye.

UNM is "not substantially compliant" with the Clery Act, which requires schools to properly communicate and monitor campus safety issues.

"Breaking Bad" is the gift that keeps on giving.

Colonel Tom Miller asks for a take-back on previously submitted KAFB jet fuel spill data.

Today in cultural relativity, zoo animals in Albuquerque will probably get to eat horse meat. And that's not unusual.

Performance art ain't dead yet, and thank goodness (and folks like Emma Sulkowicz) for that.

V.23 No.34 |

news

The Daily Word in EBOLA, OMG EBOLA

The Daily Word

A man pointed his finger at Santa Fe private school students and said “pew pew.” This didn’t go over well.

Albuquerque, as a whole, has been revealed to be a terrible driver. And Albuquerque, as a whole, gives a knowing laugh.

A Washington D.C. based consultant has some interesting ideas for making our Downtown more walkable.

A UNM professor is looking into why APD’s lapel cameras are always switching off at key moments, which is really weird, and must be because of, I dunno, a chip or something? Or a wire? Yeah, that's it. Probably a wire.

Air France has suspended flights because of… bum bum bum… EBOLA. Let's all freak out.

And a 9-year-old girl fatally shot her instructor with an automatic Uzi during a practice session gone wrong.

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The Daily Word in David Correia, homelessness and ancient shrimp

The Daily Word

Battery charges against UNM professor, local activist, and Alibi contributor David Correia have been dropped.

A local man allegedly rode to his appointment with a probation officer on a stolen electric shopping cart.

The Albuquerque Isotopes won on the road last night after losing 6 of 7 in their last home stand.

An ancient species of shrimp lives in Albuquerque.

APD has a brand-new “crisis vehicle."

The City Council is considering raising the gross receipts tax in order to assuage homelessness.

A Burque balloon factory is in the works.

Puddles of urine found at the BioPark Zoo may have human sources.

Some of the intersections downtown are dangerous.

Operations at the City’s Police Oversight Committee have officially been suspended.

V.23 No.10 |

news

The Daily Word in New Mexico land, a general's court-martial and ninjas

The Daily Word

CNM's getting a Downtown location, y'all.

Albuquerque is getting a “Living Cities” grant, which will help with Downtown revitalization, low-income residents and community improvement.

President Obama's budget proposal could result in more access to New Mexico public lands.

Three more accusers have come forward against Rusty Glanton, a tumbling coach who was accused of “criminal sexual contact of a minor” in January.

The court-martial is underway for a US general accused of sexually assault.

A transgender woman was told by CrossFit that she couldn't compete in the women's strength competition. Now she's suing them.

Brig. Gen. Peggy C. Combs is the first woman to take command of Fort Knox. Not bad.

An abortion clinic in McAllen, Texas closed its doors yesterday due to new state restrictions. The law is expected to be “fully implemented” in September, which will leave only six clinics in the state of Texas.

Wait … there's actual employment for ninjas? With no experience required? Guess I'm moving to Japan.

V.22 No.51 | 12/19/2013
icanteachyouhowtodoit via flickr.com.

Food News

Local Business Buffet Edition

Steep your senses or chow some trans-fat-free El Pinto chips with our roundup of happenings in the Albuquerque food scene.
V.22 No.49 |

news

The Daily Word in Mandela's death, bathroom surveillance and bad dirt

The Daily Word

Nelson Mandela, the former president of South Africa, died yesterday at the age of 95.

It looks like Carrie Underwood struck gold (not really). Apparently, even though not everyone loved it, The Sound of Music was watched by many.

Over 100 people were left dead in Bangui, Central African Republic, due to political unrest between Muslim rebels and Christian citizens.

Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston has not been charged with rape.

Shaine Sherrill, who was shot by APD officers Sunday afternoon, did not have a gun. Apparently, Sherrill was suicidal and had said he wanted to be shot by police.

Just for future reference, when you use the wrong dirt … it might cause some setbacks.

Andrew Coppler faces up to nine years in prison after being convicted of second-degree murder for the death of his father.

A restaurant owner is facing some scrutiny for putting a surveillance camera in the men's bathroom. Yikes.

V.22 No.39 | 9/26/2013
One of Thai Saweiy’s several curry offerings
Eric Williams ericwphoto.com

Restaurant Review

American Blend

Thai Saweiy offers pan-Asian Tex-Mex

Tex-Mex meets pan-Asian at Downtown’s Thai Saweiy
V.22 No.21 |

news

The Daily Word in Michele Bachmann, eagerly murderous beavers and crazy, crazy goats

The Daily Word

The seemingly-mythical Downtown grocery store may soon be one step closer to becoming a part of our reality.

Here's a guy who decided that drunk driving wasn't dangerous enough.

The New Mexico Mind Research Institute is scanning prisoners' brains to try and predict whether they will re-offend. We can only assume that this will result in a future super-villain's origin story.

Tea Party fave and all around crazy/evil person Michele Bachmann won't be seeking congressional re-election. So sorry to see her go.

Hard-working, industrious beaver industriously murders man.

Video games don't offer a very nuanced portrayal of women. But don't make a video about it or youtube users will get it removed.

A goat went crazy, goat style.

V.21 No.39 |
North America

music

North America, Pancakes! and The Rip Torn rock Sister tonight

Do your Friday night plans involve a pint of Ben and Jerry's and your DVR? If your answer is yes and you're psyched about that, I can dig it, but, if your answer is yes and you're not excited, here's a last-minute Friday night show announcement.

North America is back in town for the night and will perform at Sister (407 Central Avenue NW), along with Pancakes! and The Rip Torn. The 21-and-over fun begins at 9 p.m. and there's a $5 cover. Check out the below videos and weigh the costs and benefits of your current plans against rocking out at a killer show in a new Downtown venue.

V.21 No.39 | 9/27/2012
The Sicilian sandwich features pepperoni,capicolla and a zing of Italian dressing.
Eric Williams ericwphoto.com

Restaurant Review

A World of Sandwiches

Cheese & Coffee Café Downtown offers wide variety and a homey feel.
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