V.24 No.19 | 05/07/2015
The Daily Word in the DOJ, Nike and lots of pot
By Mark Lopez [ Fri May 8 2015 9:31 AM ]
The Department of Justice is launching a “federal civil rights probe” on the entire Baltimore Police Department after the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray, who died while in police custody.
A federal appeals court ruled that the NSA exceeded their authority by collecting and storing phone records.
Nike says it will create 10,000 jobs if President Obama's Trade Promotion Authority and Trans-Pacific Partnership deal goes through.
Footage has been released showing a Delaware police officer kicking a black suspect in the face as he followed orders to get down on the ground.
The city of Santa Fe has settled a lawsuit with a former police officer who pleaded no contest to charges involving women who sued him civil court. The charges included stalking, harassment and unauthorized computer use.
US Customs and Border Patrol officials found 3,846 lbs. of pot in a semi truck at the Santa Teresa port. Dayumn!
Sex offenders are all up on Facebook, even though the social media site says sex offenders aren't allowed.
A retired cop has sued the Albuquerque Police Department, claiming they retaliated against him when he raised questions about police instructors' certifications.
A woman in San Antonio, Texas, found a small package of cocaine in a Nature Valley granola bar.
V.24 No.15 | 4/9/2015
The Daily Word in dick pics, deadly ice cream, modern day Frankenstein and the Pillsbury Dough Boy
By Constance Moss [ Mon Apr 6 2015 12:25 PM ]
After much criticism over inaccuracies and lack of fact checking, Rolling Stone has retracted its story on the UVA rape case.
At the risk of stating the obvious, buying breast milk online is a bad idea.
In other creepy dairy news, Blue Bell may taste " just like the good old days," but the old fashioned ice-cream brand has been linked to three deaths in Kansas, and has been pulled from shelves.
A statue of Snowden has been covertly and illegally erected in a war memorial in Brooklyn.
An Italian neurosurgeon plans to successfully execute a human head transplant in the next two years, and already has a volunteer.
Happy birthday, Merle Haggard! He turns 78 today.
Thanks to Carl Petersen for the links!
V.24 No.14 | 4/2/2015
The Daily Word in biker brawls, dream burritos, coked up trannies and animal mosh pits
By Constance Moss & Carl Petersen [ Mon Mar 30 2015 1:22 PM ]
According to Amtrak, the Southwest Chief is still going to run through New Mexico, despite previous plans to exclude the state.
There was a shootout at Applebee's on Academy last night involving two rival biker "clubs." Witnesses refused to cooperate with investigators. It probably didn't go quite like this:
Scientists and artists are working together to better discern patterns in digital data.
Here’s how our brains help us bounce back from a nasty breakup.
When it comes to Scientology and real estate, there’s no such thing as too big.
Check out these animal mosh pits.
V.23 No.46 |
The Daily Word in reforming the NSA, the demise of America's small-town local police and removing a large tumor from a little boy
By Geoffrey Plant [ Tue Nov 18 2014 3:42 PM ]
The little Mexican boy with a huge tumor is finally going to have it removed in New Mexico.
Chaco Canyon is among a number of National Parks set to increase visitor's fees.
A schoolteacher and her boyfriend are missing after the small plane they were flying went down somewhere in the San Juan National Forest.
Westminster, Massachusetts may become a completely tobacco-free town.
1950's FATE magazine cover art gallery is rad.
America is losing it's small-town police forces.
V.23 No.27 |
The Daily Word in patriotism, spying and scared dogs
By Geoffrey Plant [ Mon Jul 7 2014 1:31 PM ]
LANL is busy determining whether organic cat litter caused the fire at WIPP.
A local veteran is frustrated with the Veteran's Administration.
If you can't turn on your phone, it will not be allowed on some US-bound airplanes.
Hurricane Arthur hit New Brunswick, Canada pretty hard.
"Try burning this one" and other stupid patriotic tattoos.
Germany is retaliating against American espionage by starting to spy on American spies.
Tour De France selfies are dangerous.
V.23 No.22 |
The Daily Word in Snowden's letter, the first "elfie" and James Boyd's autopsy
By Mark Lopez [ Fri May 30 2014 9:39 AM ]
Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, are donating $120 million to some California schools.
A Quincy cabdriver, who was a friend of suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev, has been arrested for obstructing the investigation of the Boston Marathon bombing.
The NSA released a letter from Edward Snowden from 2013, in which he raises concerns about surveillance activities, though Snowden says the version they released is incomplete.
A former roommate of Santa Barbara killer Elliot Rodger speaks out.
An Alaskan woman played dead after being attacked by a mama bear and survived to tell the tale.
The company that owns a historic Albuquerque cemetery is finally listening after years of complaints about it being unclean and unkempt.
An autopsy for James Boyd, a homeless man killed by APD in the foothills, showed that he was shot in the back and arms, and had no drugs in his system.
Independent voters of New Mexico are planning to sue for being denied the right to vote in the closed primary elections.
Latabe takes the first “elfie.” And now "elfies” are a thing.
V.23 No.14 |
The Daily Word in spraypainting APD substations, weird recreational drugs and RIP Peaches Geldof
By Geoffrey Plant [ Tue Apr 8 2014 10:54 AM ]
City Council chambers overflowed with largely critical citizens at the APD meeting last night.
Three APD substations were vandalized last night.
The DOJ will announce its findings about APD and patterns of excessive/lethal force tomorrow at 10:00 am.
There is a new Rail Runner stop.
Do you know about "boyfriend twins"?
.... How about "nipple shields for men"?
What do you know about the old TV show ALF?
Malaysian Flight 370 is in really deep water.
Time for a Chupacabra roundup.
Since the Snowden leaks, the NSA has seen a huge increase in Freedom of Information Act requests.
Dopers in South Africa are smoking a combo of weed, rat poison, opium and an anti-retroviral drug (AKA HIV meds).
Oh, God. No. Don't read this.
V.23 No.11 |
The Daily Word in a radiation spike in Carlsbad, a news chopper crash and more NSA revelations
By Geoffrey Plant [ Tue Mar 18 2014 11:54 AM ]
Carlsbad has seen an increase in radiation levels, but it's not related to the recent accidents at the nearby Waste Isolation Pilot Plant. Click here for a schedule of informational meetings about the radiation leaks.
Banksy is having a new exhibit in Stockholm.
There was a dramatic news helicopter crash in Seattle.
More money has been added to the fund to compensate workers and family affected by the garment factory collapse in Bangladesh.
Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 appears to have changed course on purpose.
The New Mexico Senate is considering a bill that would help preserve native seeds.
The Daily Word in Mark Zuckerberg's complaints, a WIPP truck and a dog-eating python
By Mark Lopez [ Fri Mar 14 2014 9:52 AM ]
High schools are just now catching on that a later start time means healthier students. Did you think beauty rest was a myth?
Authorities now think the Malaysian plane that's been missing for almost a week was “deliberately flown off-course.”
The NSA has made Mark Zuckerberg so mad that he called the President to complain.
Police in California arrested a teen father for allegedly biting the nose off his 1-month-old son because he wouldn't stop crying.
It's looking like fewer planes are gonna land in Albuquerque.
Renatta Torres, mother of Christopher Torres (who was fatally shot by APD almost three years ago), took to the stand to talk about her son.
Anthony Samora, 46, is getting life in prison, plus 27 years, for raping and murdering a 16-year-old boy. This was his second conviction for rape.
According to a report released today, a truck that caught fire at WIPP was “improperly maintained.”
I guess this just adds to the many reasons I don't like snakes.
V.23 No.4 | 1/23/2014
The Daily Word in drugs, terror and smog.
By Carl Petersen [ Mon Jan 20 2014 10:46 AM ]
Terrorists promise a surprise for the Sochi Olympics.
Seattle and Denver will face off in the Superbowl.
Welcome to Justin Bieber’s treasure trove of drugs.
Snorting Smarties can lead to nasal maggots.
Scientists ponder the magical appearance of a strange Martian rock.
Ron Jeremy sings “Wrecking Ball.”
Yoko Ono sings “Fireworks.”
Due to smog, sunrise in Beijing is televised.
We may have found the remains of Alfred the Great.
Here’s a list of what the NSA can do.
Meet the Paranormal Intelligence Agency.
A woman crashed into a pole at Grant Middle School.
A man was stabbed at Third and Central.
Happy birthday DeForest Kelly.
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.52 |
The Daily Word in drones, reefer stores, hematomas and how the NSA controls your iPhone
By Geoffrey Plant [ Tue Dec 31 2013 9:40 AM ]
Here's a list of local holiday closures to help you figure out when to put out your trash and stuff.
The Rio Grande is bone-dry in southern New Mexico.
Santa Fe's plastic bag ban takes effect February 27th 2014.
NSA has 100% access to your iPhone. Messages, contacts—and they can remotely turn it into a listening device. Not cool.
Ariel Castro's neighbor was a murder-raping pig and he is going to jail.
Michael Schumacher is getting relatively better after his terrible skiing accident.
There is now a better cardboard box, people.
Cab Calloway's lexicon of hip will make you the life of the party before you cop a final.
Dig this totally righteous anti-Nazi Christmas card from 1943.
"The octopus-man would make a fine policeman or soldier ...."
V.22 No.51 |
The Daily Word in an Edward Snowden interview, Nob Hill wants more cops, stripping in Moriarty and some obligatory Christmas stuff
By Geoffrey Plant [ Tue Dec 24 2013 9:41 AM ]
A New Mexico judge got arrested.
Director of the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish resigned.
Nob Hill needs more cops to prevent vandalism of Weekly Alibi newspaper boxes.
More from the guy who called Duck Dynasty star Phil "the Rosa Parks of our generation."
Themes in country music: 2013.
There is a big Edward Snowden interview in The Washington Post today.
V.22 No.50 |
The Daily Word in Snowden, Snowden, NSA and Ozzy wasn't really sober
By Geoffrey Plant [ Tue Dec 17 2013 8:47 AM ]
Animal Planet's "Finding Bigfoot" was filming in New Mexico again recently.
More cops in downtown Albuquerque -and not just on Weekends?
Edward Snowden seeks asylum in Brazil, offers to help Brazilians prevent the NSA from collecting their metadata, in open letter.
I, for one, do not really want to remember Ray Price.
New Lars Von Trier movie is long, has copious and various depictions of sex and is freaking people out.
If you count up all the months during which it later turned out that Ozzy was off the wagon you may discover that he has never actually been sober at all, ever.
V.22 No.49 |
The Daily Word in assisted suicide, a lost-then-found Johnny Cash album and spying on gamers
Sandia Peak Ski Area announces early opening
By Geoffrey Plant [ Tue Dec 10 2013 10:09 AM ]
New Mexico to consider legalizing assisted suicide.
Sandia Peak Ski Area is opening early this Friday.
City of Albuquerque spends a lot of money settling lawsuits and now some settlement details are available to public online.
Denver City Council amended the weed law so it is OK to blaze on your front lawn, balcony, etc.
Obama shook hands with Raul Castro at Mandela's memorial.
In other Cuba news, Russia plans to forgive 29 billion dollars owed to her by the tiny communist country.
Yet another way the NSA is spying on everybody all the time.
Previously unknown Johnny Cash record to be released.
Great collection of (NSFW) ancient Pompeii graffiti.
Learn what a "sun dog" is.
Joan Jett demanding Sea World stop blasting her music at Shamu.
Christiane F. has a new book, says she's dying.
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