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The Daily Word in beer can houses, busted child pornography rings and online auctions

Pope Francis declares that homosexuals shouldn't be marginalized or judged.

A recent study shows the top food choking hazards for children. Hint: Don't be giving them no hard candy.

In a major sweep, FBI arrest 150 pimps and rescue 105 children in a massive child prostitution ring.

Bill expected to pass which would create better interest rates on student loans, but it's not without its critics.

Officials estimate that the damage is up to $1 million after a severe storm hit Burque on Friday.

Going once! Going twice! Get your New Mexican unclaimed items right here!

19-year-old Justin Covey, who was reported missing yesterday, has been found by Albuquerque police and returned to his parents.

Austin has the Cathedral of Junk. Houston has a house covered in beer cans.

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The Daily Word in a stolen tortoise, a sharp wit, a titanic exhibit and an anniversary

NM Governor Susana Martinez is in Rome.

Mister Turtle the tortoise is safe and sound in Santa Fe.

An exhibit featuring items from the Titanic opens in Albuquerque this Saturday.

Check out this big old Bull Durham building sign.

Michael Bloomberg wants retailers to keep tobacco products out of plain view, like they do in Canada.

How to maybe win rock/paper/scissors.

"A whole bunch of large, menopausal rats..."

Rochester Police employ the lost art of letter writing.

North Carolina has extensive rules for MMA fights.

Mark E. Smith quotes.

It is the tenth anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq.

Possible chemical weapons attack in Syria.

V.19 No.45 | 11/11/2010
“What business is it of yours where I’m from, friendo?”
“El Narco” by Sergio Sandoval

Gallery Review

Expression by Any Means

The Talking Fountain Gallery & Boutique

Artist Katie Calico first saw a “talking fountain” while visiting Rome. The fountains don’t speak on their ownfor centuries, they’ve served as meeting places for people to express themselves. Calico says they were even used during the Fascist regime in Italy, a time when freedom of speech was curtailed.

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history lesson

DayBird - April 21st

753 BC Romulus and Remus founded Rome, on the site where the twins were suckled by a she-wolf as orphaned infants. Like Cain before him, Romulus eventually offed his bro-bro. With him out of the way, Romulus became ruler and named the city “Rome” after himself. To populate his town, Romulus offered asylum to fugitives, exiles, and ne’er-do-wells. Sort of like Australia. Rome lacked women, however, so Romulus invited the neighboring Sabines to a festival and abducted their women. Would you be my neighbor?

1509 Henry VIII ascends the throne of England on the death of his father. Two days after his coronation he arrested two of his father’s ministers, for no reason at all. They were charged with high treason and executed in 1510. This was to become Henry's primary method of dealing with any and all problems in the realm.

1792 Tiradentes, a revolutionary leading a movement for Brazil's independence from Portugal, is hanged, drawn and quartered. His head was publicly displayed in Vila Rica and pieces of his body were exhibited in other locales to serve as a warning, a reminder or just to be gross.

1816 - Charlotte Bronte, author of “Jane Eyre” and the only one of three novelist Bronte sisters to live past age 31, is born.

1918 German fighter ace Manfred von Richthofen, known as “The Red Baron," is shot down and killed over Vaux sur Somme. He terrorized the skies over the western front in an Albatross biplane, and is considered the most successful flying ace during World War I. He is officially credited with 80 confirmed air combat victories. Eighty-one, if you include Snoopy.

1910 Samuel Clemens, American author and humorist, well known by his pen name Mark Twain went away. In 1909, he is quoted as saying:

I came in with Halley's Comet in 1835. It is coming again next year, and I expect to go out with it. It will be the greatest disappointment of my life if I don't go out with Halley's Comet. The Almighty has said, no doubt: 'Now here are these two unaccountable freaks; they came in together, they must go out together.'

His prediction was accurate Twain died of a heart attack on April 21, one day after the comet's closest approach to Earth. Or so Wikipedia would have me believe. I didn’t check.

1926 Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom, is born. She pledged, back in the day: "I declare before you all that my whole life, whether it be long or short shall be devoted to your service and the service of our great imperial family to which we all belong.” That old bat meant it. She has no official engagements on her 84th birthday, except to rub it in Prince Chuck's face.

1947 Iggy Pop, is born. Happy Birthday, Stooge!

1989 In Beijing, around 100,000 students start to gather in Tiananmen Square to commemorate Chinese reform leader Hu Yaobang. This does not end well.

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