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V.23 No.41 | 10/9/2014

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The Daily Word in Ebola, Red Bull, the Nobel prize and Lil Jon

By Renée Chavez [ Wed Oct 8 2014 5:39 PM ]
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The Dallas Ebola patient has died.

Gay marriage postponed in Las Vegas.

Federal deficit falls to lowest for Obama at $486 billion.

Three win Nobel Prize for powerful microscopes.

Red Bull loses lawsuit and owes you $10.

News crew takes smiling selfie with #EbolaOutbreak.

Police returning to Santa Fe high schools.

Lil Jon and Lena Dunham team up for “Turn Out for What.”

Grocery products sneakily downsizing.

Only Texas wealthy can access abortion clinics now.

World’s most expensive hamburger is $1,768.

Never Hungover not associated with Balloon Fiesta.

Russian President Putin turns 62.

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V.23 No.40 |

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The Daily Word in the Balloon Fiesta, dispensary woes and a cancer ball

By Mark Lopez [ Fri Oct 3 2014 8:50 AM ]
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Police in Thailand take alleged killers to the scene of the crime to reconstruct the murder.

Two Louisiana teachers are accused of having a three-way with one of their students.

New York is attempting to pass a bill that limits its involvement with federal immigration organizations because their policies are too “anti-immigrant.”

After many abortion clinics in Texas shut down due to a law that was signed last year, the appeals court is now allowing the state to enforce new restrictions.

Officials in Dallas, Texas, are cleaning and sanitizing the apartment of a Liberian man who was diagnosed with Ebola.

The BioPark Aquarium is attempting to replace fish that were poisoned when an employee was trying to get rid of a parasite in their tank.

It's one thing to sell pot legally; it's another to find a place for your dolla bills.

About $50,000 worth of jewelry was stolen from a dead man's apartment in Albuquerque.

The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta kicks off this weekend y'all! The Alibi's got the schedule and more for ya.

That's a giant ball … I mean testicle. A man is pushing a 6-foot teste across the US to raise cancer awareness.

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V.23 No.26 |

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The Daily Word in "The View," medical marijuana and forgotten dough

By Mark Lopez [ Fri Jun 27 2014 9:05 AM ]
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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.

Now this is a photo with a story.

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V.23 No.26 | 6/26/2014
Not even a half-caf mocha frap can save this day.

Film Review

Obvious Child

Pro-choice dramedy is pregnant with possibility

By Devin D. O’Leary
Comedian Jenny Slate impresses in mood-straddling abortion-based dramedy Obvious Child.
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V.23 No.25 |

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The Daily Word in victim shaming, fake penises and foiled school shootings

By Ty Bannerman [ Wed Jun 25 2014 9:07 AM ]
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Good morning! It's Wednesday, June 25,

and the attorney representing a UNM football player who was accused of rape has publicly released a cell phone video showing his client and the alleged victim "in numerous and different sexual positions,"

Taos is still wrestling with whether or not to rename Kit Carson park after something other than the man in charge of the "Long Walk" where thousands of Navajos were forcibly relocated from their homelands,

a group of anti-abortion protestors think that Gov. Martinez isn't "pro-life" enough,

and an Albuquerque man tried and failed to use a fake penis called "the Whizzinator" to pass a drug test.

Meanwhile

a teenager who planned an attack on his school involving multiple guns, bombs and molotov cocktails thinks he might be mentally ill,

the Supreme Court ruled that police need a warrant to search your cell phone,

and a man in Queens walked into a McDonald's with a knife sticking out of his back. "He was cool and calm," said his friend.

Have a great day!

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V.23 No.10 |

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

By Mark Lopez [ Fri Mar 7 2014 8:48 AM ]
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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.

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V.22 No.49 |

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The Daily Word in cemetery Christmas trees, a not-so-terrible pope and Bubba the rogue goat

By Ty Bannerman [ Wed Dec 11 2013 9:57 AM ]
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Christmas will be here before you know it, but that's no excuse to steal trees from dead people.

After seeing how much fun Albuquerque had with it, Valencia County is considering an abortion ban of its own.

North Carolina police have successfully captured Bubba the rogue goat. APD take note: they didn't shoot him.

109 gun related state laws have been passed since the Newtown massacre. 70 of them loosened restrictions.

Another Albuquerque restaurant decided that it could cut costs by not paying its employees the legal minimum wage. But it turns out that the Feds look down on that sort of thing.

Should the teachings of the church be allowed in the public square? What if it's the Church of Satan?

For those who have been too often stymied by the choice between playing a board game and handling dead rodents, here's the chess set you've been waiting for.

Pope Francis has been named Time's Person of the Year due to his incredible achievement of not being completely terrible.

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V.22 No.46 |

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The Daily Word in Lou Reed duets, Albuquerque abortion bans and sledge hammer wielding politicians

By Ty Bannerman [ Wed Nov 20 2013 9:34 AM ]
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Did you hear about that election yesterday? People made some decisions. Good ones, as far as I'm concerned.

In related news, here's a video of Pavarotti singing "Perfect Day" with Lou Reed.

A Democratic Hawaiian state representative has decided to stop destroying people's possessions with a sledge hammer. "The point that I was trying to make has been made,"he said.

A cache of millions of dollars worth of art, originally seized by the Nazis, will not be returned to its rightful owners because of a German law written by the Nazis. Damn Nazis.

Poor George Zimmerman just keeps having to act in self defense. He is now being charged with domestic aggravated self defense after he pointed a gun at his girlfriend in self defense and then shattered a glass table in self defense. A week earlier, he apparently choked her in self defense. It is unknown at this time whether she was in possession of skittles or a hoodie during any of these incidents.

Need a hiding place for a million dollars worth of gold bars? An airplane toilet is probably a bad idea.

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The Daily Word in traffic-stop mom details, bitcoins, Rob Ford's war and -no kidding- Walmart is asking for donations to help their impoverished employees

Today Albuquerque decides whether to ban late-term abortions

By Geoffrey Plant [ Tue Nov 19 2013 9:11 AM ]
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It is election day in Albuquerque. Vote for or against an extremely controversial municipal late-term abortion ban at these polling places. Find a grain of salt and read the ballot first.

Dateable girls know how to shut-up.

Taos District Attorney says the New Mexico State Trooper who shot at the traffic-stop mom won't face criminal charges.

Local home movie footage of JFK's 1962 visit to Albuquerque.

UNM has doubled the cost of parking at Lobo games.

The DEA says a Pagosa Springs businessman with ties to Albuquerque is suspected (but not accused) of laundering significant amounts of drug money through his hot springs resort.

Thoreau yelling at Mao in a canoe.

More Mayor-of-Toronto ("the crack mayor") Rob Ford zaniness. Ford's theme.

Walmart has provided donation boxes in Walmart stores to raise money to help Walmart employees in need over the holidays.

The United States government is embracing bitcoin.

"Selfie" is the Oxford Dictionary word of the year.

Not all Swedes can piss in Jagger's mouth.

The best. James Brown. Interview. EVER.

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The Daily Word in the postal service, Van Damme's split and New Mexico immigration

By Mark Lopez [ Fri Nov 15 2013 11:15 AM ]
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Mr. Ford can't fight the fever … “to lose some powers” has gotta be rough.

Police have identified the passenger who fell from a small plane that was flying over the Atlantic.

Patsy Davis' body was exhumed from her frontyard after her husband lost a court battle to keep her in her wanted resting place.

The postal service lost $5 billion this past year.

An abortion protester named Rives Grogan was arrested yesterday for shouting at people near Zimmerman Library about religion and abortion. He's being charged with disorderly conduct and public nuisance. And that's not counting his Veterans Day stunt.

Today is the last day for early voting in the special election. The election itself happens on Nov. 19.

US attorneys have prosecuted 5,999 people for immigration offenses in New Mexico so far this year, the fastest rise among the country's 94 judicial districts.

And you thought you could do the splits?

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V.22 No.46 | 11/14/2013
Val Hollingsworth

Opinion

Science, Reason Must Inform Late-term Abortion Ban Vote

Incendiary anti-choice rhetoric and junk science have no place in public policy

By Samantha Anne Carrillo
Get the facts on the “Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Ordinance” before you vote in the special election on Tuesday, Nov. 19. Early voting is available through 6pm on Friday, Nov. 15.
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V.22 No.44 |

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The Daily Word in a hantavirus death, outlaws suing Dillards and why would anyone move into the Love Canal neighborhood!?

By Geoffrey Plant [ Tue Nov 5 2013 8:42 AM ]
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First fatal Hantavirus case of 2013 in New Mexico.

The FBI may investigate the Ventana Ranch neighbor vs neighbor shooting that was captured on video by an APD helicopter.

Some think local police officers need heavier weapons.

Families that recently bought homes in the Love Canal neighborhood are experiencing the same health issues that forced residents to leave in the 1970s.

A family in Mississippi vanished.

The Hells Angels are suing Dillards.

Bigfoot roundup.

Video: collision of two planes carrying skydivers.

Mayor of Toronto, known drunk and alleged crackhead Rob Ford is the most fascinating news story on the continent right now. UPDATE: In a surprise news conference two hours after this post, the Mayor of Toronto admitted to smoking crack cocaine.

The US Supreme Court declined to hear a case concerning Oklahoma's restrictive abortion law, meaning some medical procedures are again available to women in that state.

3-D maps in 2-D are neat looking.

Cal Schenkel, creator of many Straight/Bizarre record (Zappa's labels) covers has an awesome website with stuff for sale.

Wong-Baker Facial Grimace Scale but with Finn from Adventure Time.

Patti Smith eulogizes Lou Reed.

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V.22 No.43 |

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The Daily Word in voting, Ouija Boards and Halloween jerks

By Ty Bannerman [ Wed Oct 30 2013 8:57 AM ]
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Early voting begins today.

Here's a rundown on the money spent so far by organizations on both sides of the abortion ban measure.

The signs are everywhere. Beware Nob Hill's "Threat from above!"

This woman in North Dakota found a new way to make kids cry on Halloween.

Here's a list of reasons people were denied security clearances with the Department of Defense. Go ahead, do a search for "sex," you know you want to.

Don't dress up as these things for Halloween, please.

How the Ouija Board named itself, and other fascinating tidbits from the history of this peculiar "game."

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V.22 No.40 |

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The Daily Word in abortion bans, Mayor Berry's re-election and the subtle charm of the lobstercycle

By Ty Bannerman [ Wed Oct 9 2013 9:35 AM ]
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Mayor Berry wins reelection with a historic majority of the vote. Of course, not everyone's happy about it.

Things aren't so clear in District 7's City Council race, though, giving Democrats some hope of reclaiming their former edge.

And even though the 20+ week abortion ban wasn't on the ballot, Pro-choice activists were out getting pledges for votes against the measure which will be decided by a special election coming up in November. An Albuquerque Journal poll shows that 54% of voters approve of the ban.

Meanwhile, fans of Breaking Bad have placed a cross near Walter White's death site in the North Valley, so feel free to drop by and pay your respects to a fictional drug dealer/murderer/bad husband and father.

One (made up but totally descriptive) word: Lobstercycles.

And for your "lost technology of our forebears" files: pneumatic tubes for shooting cats across New York. Also dogs, mice, roosters, guinea pigs, and monkeys. Because, why not?

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V.22 No.34 | 8/22/2013

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Demonstrators Denounce Anti-Abortion Shills on Civic Plaza

By Barron Jones [ Wed Aug 21 2013 10:34 AM ]

A coalition of abortion-rights activists, local politicians and members of the Jewish community held a rally Tuesday afternoon in downtown Albuquerque to denounce and demand protection from domestic terrorism. About 200 people gathered on Civic Plaza and listened, as rally organizers blasted out-of-state anti-abortion activists for terrorist acts, including inappropriate protests and demonstrations at the New Mexico Holocaust & Intolerance Museum, a birthing center and the office of a local family physician.

The rally comes little more than two weeks after teens from a California-based teen anti-abortion group converged on the museum, holding a large banner declaring, “ABQ: America’s Aushwitz [sic],” while others passed out graphic photos of aborted fetuses and “wanted-style” postcards with pictures, names and addresses of local doctors. The teens were in town as a part of a public-awareness campaign supporting a proposed ballot measure to restrict late-term abortions within Albuquerque city limits.

While former Lieutenant Governor Diane Denish, the rally's first speaker, gave a brief account of life before Roe v. Wade, a female rally-goer could be heard shouting, “NO MORE COAT HANGERS.” Denish recalled the days when women had to take “desperate measures” to end unwanted pregnancies.

“I am a mother of two daughters and a grandmother of two granddaughters, and I want them to have the same rights to safe abortion that has been legal for the past 40 years,” she said.

The measure, if approved, would outlaw abortions after 20 weeks, unless medical professionals deemed the pregnancy a threat to the mother’s health; it would not allow exceptions for cases of rape, incest or severe fetal anomaly. Albuquerque voters will have to decide the measure during a special election, because there isn't enough time for the City Council to approve the resolution for October’s upcoming ballot.

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