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V.23 No.47 | 11/20/2014

Book Review

Reel It In …

Review by Mark Lopez

Live Bait

Characters shine in this novel about a small Italian town and the fishing, biking and music that drive its inhabitants.
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V.23 No.5 |

news

The Daily Word in Amanda Knox, a car theft ring and those poor penguins

By Mark Lopez [ Fri Jan 31 2014 9:58 AM ]
The Daily Word

The penguin population in Punta Tombo is dropping due to climate change.

A Catholic Diocese in Montana is filing for bankruptcy protection in the wake of proposed settlements for lawsuits claiming the clergy sexually abused hundreds of people over a period of decades.

Amanda Knox ain't gonna “go willingly.”

Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the man accused of being responsible for the Boston Marathon bombing.

Police may have cracked one of the biggest auto theft rings in Albuquerque history.

Russell Glanton has been accused of touching a girl inappropriately; the gymnastics community is left flabbergasted.

Is Colorado trying to horn in on the green chile?

The Department of Corrections is reviewing its options concerning men behind bars being able to marry and father children while being locked up.

A Pizza Hut employee was arrested for spitting on a cop's pizza pie. Revenge never tasted so yucky.

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V.22 No.50 |

news

The Daily Word in Coca-Cola's split, a two-headed pig and Senate battles

By Mark Lopez [ Fri Dec 13 2013 10:52 AM ]
The Daily Word

Retired FBI agent Robert Levinson has vanished in Iran, and according to AP, he was doing some work for the CIA.

The Democrats and Republicans are duking it out in the Senate … well, not physically.

Coca-Cola's split in two? What should we do?

Authorities say up to four people were stabbed outside the Sports Authority Field after the Denver Broncos lost to the San Diego Chargers.

A SWAT “situation” has ended peacefully after shots were reported at a home in Rio Rancho.

An Albuquerque school bus driver has been accused of punching a student in the face as he was headed home from Eisenhower Middle School.

The City has paid $900,000 to the family of an unarmed man who was shot and killed by APD in 2011.

Rio Grande High School transformed its gym into Italy for one of its students who has been battling leukemia for the past year.

You ever see a two-headed pig? I wouldn't recommend it.

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V.22 No.38 | 9/19/2013

Book Review

A Tuscan Immersion

Review by Lisa Barrow

Cold Tuscan Stone

It's the kind of book that you want to hand off to a good friend when you finish.
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V.22 No.37 |

news

The Daily Word in New Mexico jobs, Costa Concordia and record-breaking rain

By Mark Lopez [ Mon Sep 16 2013 10:27 AM ]
The Daily Word

A shooting at Washington Navy Yard broke out this morning, with police reporting that one of three possible shooters was “down,” though reports aren't clear on exactly what that means. Reports also state that at least seven people have been killed, and eight have been injured. This is still a breaking story, so check news sources for more information.

Engineers are attempting to raise the Costa Concordia cruise ship that capsized off the island of Giglio in Italy. The ship, which capsized in January of 2012, killing 32 people, is being watched closely by environmentalists who fear that a toxic spill from the ship could pollute the waters.

Search-and-rescue teams in Colorado are grounded due to heavy clouds in the sky, and more than 1,000 people are still unaccounted for after massive floods in Larimer County and surrounding areas.

New Mexico's health care system is in turmoil as an investigation looks into allegations that 15 of its largest mental health providers defrauded Medicaid of $36 million over the course of three years.

In today's city council meeting, a proposal will be introduced that will make it illegal for Albuquerque's employers to refuse paying the new minimum wage, unless they want to face criminal charges.

The number one issue in New Mexico is jobs.”

Albuquerque's rainfall over the weekend broke a record, y'all.

I think someone in Northampton took Stephen King's IT a little too seriously.

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V.22 No.25 |

news

The Daily Word in affirmative action, transgender rights and possible fraud

By Mark Lopez [ Mon Jun 24 2013 2:39 PM ]
The Daily Word

First the Food Network and now Smithfield! You're making some enemies, Paula!

Affirmative action takes the backseat ...

Berlusconi gets seven years, but will it stick? No pun intended.

Colorado court rules in favor of a transgendered girl who was denied access to the girls' bathroom.

Phillip Garcia found guilty of kidnapping.

Have some mental health providers been mishandling funds? Tsk Tsk Tsk ...

When did they start letting people in Aransas Pass have monkeys? Should I move back to Texas?

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V.22 No.23 | 6/6/2013
When life gives you lemons, make romantic comedies.

Film Review

Love Is All You Need

Danish-Italian (and a wee bit Irish) romance is beautifully realistic

By Devin D. O’Leary
Pierce Brosnan stops by Italy to romance a broken-hearted mother of the bride in the exotic rom-com Love Is All You Need.
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V.21 No.21 |

News

The Daily Word in Mi Vida Loca, close calls and deep sea treasure

By Margaret Wright [ Tue May 29 2012 8:57 AM ]
The Daily Word

Egypt’s polarized runoff election continues to heat up.

A damaging earthquake in Italy is the second to hit the country in 10 days.

Western countries increase diplomatic pressure on Syria’s president Bashar al-Assad in the wake of civilian massacre.

Johnny Tapia’s New York Times obituary.

Miguel Abeyta, 72, thwarts his wife’s would-be purse snatcher.

The Whitewater-Baldy Complex fire is still zero percent contained, and growing.

The Trust for America’s Health named New Mexico the
riskiest state in the country for leading in the number of preventable deaths.

A new poll shows Martin Heinrich and Heather Wilson leading the race for Jeff Bingaman’s vacant senate seat, while Eric Griego and Michelle Lujan-Grisham appear to be in a dead heat for the 1st Congressional District.

Zombie-averse residents in Miami witnessed a “growling cannibal” on an overpass before he was fatally shot by police.

The virus infecting Iranian computers is called “Flame,” and it’s part of a sophisticated cyberespionage project.

Ancient Roman shipwrecks were discovered in deep waters.

It won’t be long before you, too, can assemble your own underwater robot.

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V.20 No.35 |

News

The Daily Word in newspapers, cop-sex, and JSOC

By Geoffrey Plant [ Sat Sep 3 2011 2:49 PM ]
The Daily Word

Vote for the best animated T.V. theme.

"Alcohol doesn't make you behave badly, it just stops you from caring...."

Two major Beijing newspapers suddenly have a new "publisher:" the Propaganda Bureau.

There is no safer place to invest your money than print media, according to... The Onion.

Commander of Libyan rebel forces says he was tortured by the C.I.A. who, documents prove, worked with Ghaddafi.

Ten enduring myths about the U.S. space program.

New Mexico State Police cop caught copulating on car in front of canine has been fired.

Update on the New Mexico based Lone Ranger film shoot that is on hold.

Excellent Washington Post article about the recent exponential growth of JSOC, the United States' "secret army."

Berlusconi calls Italy "Shitaly." OK, he only said "shitty," but that's his cross to bear.

Self-powered cyborg beetles.

Utah Bigfoot sighting (thank you, Nick Brown.)

On this day in 1967 Sweden switched from driving on the left to driving on the right.

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V.19 No.46 | 11/18/2010
L'oceano
Ari LeVaux

Have Fork, Will Travel

Italian Land and Sea

The pleasures of pesce alla Ligure

By Ari LeVaux

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V.19 No.44 | 11/4/2010
Foodies followed their noses to the eighth annual Salone del Gusto, part of the Slow Food convention held in Turin, Italy.
Courtesy of salonedelgusto.it

Food for Thought

The Snail on Steroids

Slow Food’s global meeting of the minds ... and bellies

By Ari LeVaux

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