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V.24 No.20 | 05/14/2015


The Daily Word in "skin" milk, Uber and B.B. King's passing

By Mark Lopez [ Fri May 15 2015 9:23 AM ]
The Daily Word

RIP B.B. King.

Packages of pot washed ashore in North Carolina and Alabama. So the takeaway is that mermaids like to get high too?

A Florida woman pleaded no contest in court and was convicted for drowning a puppy in a Nebraska airport bathroom. That poor pooch.

Kevin Halpern says Uber was his idea!

While searching for a 24-year-old woman in the Sandia Mountains, authorities found some skeletal remains. The woman is still missing; send good vibes their way so they can bring her back safely.

The state of New Mexico is trying to return $151 million in unclaimed cash. I knew I'd left it somewhere!

New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas says there are no charges against District Attorney Kari Brandenburg.

A woman has been accused of putting dead foot skin in her roommate's milk. Ewwwwww ...

V.24 No.14 | 04/02/2015


The Daily Word in zodiac weirdness, skinny models and rejecting rejection

By Mark Lopez [ Fri Apr 3 2015 9:57 AM ]
The Daily Word

Oh no … Twilight fans are about to have a bitch fit! Robert Pattinson and FKA Twigs are engaged.

A man who was missing at sea for two months has been reunited with his family.

It looks like France is no longer down with the skeletal girls.

An Alabama man who was on death row for over 28 years walked free this morning.

No, Duke University. You don't reject Siobhan O'Dell, she rejects your rejection!

The pilgrimage to El Sanctuario de Chimayo has begun!

A former Albuquerque police officer is facing an “excessive force” lawsuit from a 2013 arrest.

In case you wanna know which horror films claim to have stemmed from actual stories: KOAT has you covered.

The attorneys for officers Keith Sandy and Dominique Perez want to know: Which officer fired the shot that killed James Boyd?

Weird Tumblr facts about you based on your zodiac sign.

V.24 No.7 |


The Daily Word in racial bias, gay marriage and Friday the 13th

By Mark Lopez [ Fri Feb 13 2015 9:09 AM ]
The Daily Word

Sissy, a miniature schnauzer from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, walked 20 blocks to be with her owner, who is recovering from cancer surgery at a nearby hospital. That's love, man.

More counties in Alabama are allowing gay marriage licenses after a federal ruling struck down the state's same-sex marriage ban.

On the other end of the spectrum, Oklahoma representatives voted to advance a bill that would provide immunity to clergy members who refuse to perform same-sex weddings.

Noted New York Times columnist David Carr passed away yesterday. He was 58.

FBI Director James Comey gave a talk on Thursday at Georgetown University, addressing “hard truths” police face concerning racial bias.

Oh no! They're bulldozing the Bosque, people! Head there with the Sierra Club Rio Grande Chapter on Sunday at 3pm to survey the damage.

A group of high school kids are trying to help the homeless by making job kits.

It's Friday the 13th, y'all! And KOAT has compiled a list of strange events that have occurred on this day throughout history.

V.24 No.4 | 1/22/2015
Odds and Ends

Odds & Ends

By Devin D. O’Leary
From Norway to Alabama, it’s funny because it happened to someone else.
V.23 No.45 | 11/6/2014
Odds and Ends
By Devin D. O’Leary
From Pennsylvania to Alabama, it’s funny because it happened to someone else.
V.23 No.38 |


The Daily Word in airstrike plans, Alison Krauss' imposter and a hearse parade

By Mark Lopez [ Fri Sep 19 2014 9:43 AM ]
The Daily Word

The White House kicks off it's “It's On Us” campaign to address sexual assault on campuses.

The American Freedom Defence Initiative has placed anti-Islamic ads on a hundred NYC buses and two subway entrances this week.

Deputies in North Florida are baffled after 51-year-old Donald Spirit killed seven of his family members, then turned the gun on himself.

Alabama District Court Judge Mark E. Fuller is being pressured to resign after being accused of assaulting his wife.

After Congress gave the “OK” for a plan to arm and train Syrian rebels, the Pentagon is waiting for President Obama to approve their airstrike list.

A New Mexican woman is in trouble for violating probation after impersonating bluegrass star Alison Krauss and conning an elderly man in Arkansas out of his life savings, his house and his cars.

After two New Mexico counties went to the Supreme Court to put two nonbinding questions about marijuana and taxes on the November election ballads, Secretary of State Dianna Duran went to the federal court to intervene. But they said they won't referee this issue.

Jesus Arredondo Soto has been convicted of killing a woman and her 1-year-old son in 2010. He faces up to two life sentences, plus more than 70 years in prison.

According to a statewide ABQ Journal poll, 50 percent of New Mexico voters opposed marijuana legalization, while 44 percent were in favor.

You ever see a parade of hearses? No? Head to Michigan this weekend.

V.23 No.32 | 8/7/2014
Odds and Ends

Odds & Ends

By Devin D. O’Leary
From Oklahoma to Alabama, it’s funny because it happened to someone else.
V.23 No.25 | 6/19/2014
Odds and Ends
By Devin D. O’Leary
From Ukraine to Alabama, it’s funny because it happened to someone else.
V.23 No.24 | 6/12/2014
Odds and Ends
By Devin D. O’Leary
From Canada to Alabama, it’s funny because it happened to someone else.
V.23 No.23 | 6/5/2014
Odds and Ends
By Devin D. O’Leary
From England to Alabama, it’s funny because it happened to someone else.
V.22 No.46 |


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 ]
The Daily Word

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?

V.22 No.28 |


The Daily Word in stand your ground, electric Apple and Cory Monteith's death

By Mark Lopez [ Mon Jul 15 2013 10:11 AM ]
The Daily Word

George Zimmerman trial outcome causes speculation on the "stand your ground" law.

Taking photos of the secretary of state's house and a pellet gun in your car? Someone's been a busy boy.

Apple is set to investigate a claim that a woman was electrocuted by her iPhone.

"Glee" star Cory Monteith was found dead in a Vancouver hotel over the weekend. Police have ruled out foul play.

"Angel" the dog is said to be recovering well after having her throat slashed.

Heavy rain catches Albuquerque citizens in the metro area off guard.

Jury deliberations for the Levi Chavez murder trial started at 8:30 this morning.

K-Y Intense Arousal gel causes Alabama post office evacuation. No joke.

V.22 No.17 |


The Daily Word in Mobile explosions, Justin Bieber's alleged pot bust and Santa Fe's Gay Marriage Resolution

By Mark Lopez [ Thu Apr 25 2013 9:53 AM ]
The Daily Word

Missing Brown student's body has been found.

Two fuel barges light up the Mobile River in Alabama.

So, TMZ apparently got the first wind on Justin Bieber's alleged pot bust, but this is still a developing story, people.

Grants High School students aim to get teacher to resign after they say he ignored a student who suffered a miscarriage in the hallway.

Gay marriage resolution passed!

Apparently Steve Kush did not know people could read his Twitter and Facebook comments.

Impostor Seattle nurse stole meds from patients' IVs. ... What is the world coming to?

V.20 No.30 | 7/28/2011
New Mexico—in a sticky situation
Rebecca Joelson

Aural Fixation

New Mexico

The band—not our fair state

By Jessica Cassyle Carr

Last year the Alibi received a package containing a zia-emblazoned CD. This wasn’t unusual. Many proud local musicians use the symbol in their imagery. What was unusual was that the band New Mexico hails from San Diego. This does not follow protocol. After all, Kansas is from Kansas, Alabama from Alabama; Chicago (which plays live on Wednesday, Aug. 3 at Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort & Casino in Mescalero) is from Chicago and Boston from Boston. Even Europe is from Europe, and America is from America (well, mostly). Not since Asia has a musical entity been so geographically displaced from its chosen moniker.

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V.20 No.18 | 5/5/2011

Culture Shock

By John Bear

My Farewell Column

It is time once again for me to bid you, my fair reader, adieu.

I am moving back to Oklahoma, a state apparently bent on my destruction. I had some great tornado jokes lined up for this column—real grade-A material.

Alas, I woke up the other morning and the damn things had laid waste to most of Alabama. Severe weather humor is horribly inappropriate at this particular juncture.

So we’ll skip the tornado jokes.

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