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The Daily Word in $1 million buyouts, voyeuristic waiters and Wounded Knee for sale

Everybody's favorite coach, Steve Alford, is contesting his 1 million dollar buyout, causing New Mexicans to love him even more.

Chama River has great beer, but at least one dirtbag employee.

The city shut down a Central motel for all the usual squalorous reasons. Which is maybe a good thing. But it does mean that the residents are out on the street. Which is definitely a bad thing.

As I said last week: the Elvis impersonator is innocent. It was the evil martial arts instructor all along. Because of the fake Mensa Certificate, you see. It all makes sense!

IBM released a new movie! The paparazzi is going to have to squint really hard to find the actors, though.

Beautiful land in South Dakota for sale! Rolling hills, historic structures, angry Oglala Sioux. Oh, it's the site of the Wounded Knee Massacre. But don't you think it would make a beautiful spa?

And hey, if you're like me, right about now you're probably wondering "What if someday I have to land an airplane but I'm not a pilot?" Never fear. The Daily Word has your back.

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All Hail Coach Noodles

Former assistant coach to Alford steps up to run the Lobo pack

Craig "Noodles" Neal cuts down the net for the 2013 MWC Conference champions
Craig "Noodles" Neal cuts down the net for the 2013 MWC Conference champions

It's official. Previously-titled UNM men's basketball assistant coach Craig "Noodles" Neal will take the reigns as the program's head coach heading into the 2013-2014 season. Neal quickly became a favorite for the position following Steve Alford's sudden departure from the position as he accepted the title of head coach for the UCLA Bruins.

Neal, who followed Alford to New Mexico from Iowa, has received an overwhelming vote of confidence from college basketball experts, as well as from players, fans and students at UNM.

Here's hoping Noodles' noodle is up for the challenge!

Sports

Hangover Sports Roundup

Money Mayweather’s boxing clinic, Derby in the rain, who cares about the NHL?

Boxing

Floyd Mayweather Jr. had another spectacular performance on Saturday and mostly dominated Shane Mosley. Mayweather might be the cockiest professional athlete alive, but his skills cannot be denied.

Mosley's trainer, Naazim Richardson, and Mosley himself were in good spirits despite failing to crack the Mayweather puzzle. Resident ESPN boxing expert Bryan Kenny gave a good recap for those who didn’t catch the pay-per-view fight.

Horse Racing

Normally the horses rank pretty low on a sports weekend, but the annual Kentucky Derby always attracts attention. This year’s race was pretty entertaining, even though rainfall almost ruined the event. Calvin Borel, jockey of winner Super Saver, could soon be a household name as he has won three out of four Derbys. Is the Triple Crown is in his future?

NHL

Philadelphia Flyers played the Boston Bruins on Saturday and delivered an overtime thriller. If this doesn't get fans to watch the NHL playoffs, what will?

Lobo Basketball

The KRQE sports office caught up with head coach Steve Alford to talk recruiting, scheduling, and his latest fundraiser to battle cancer.

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The Daily Word 03.05.10: Pentagon shooter, beets, Steve Alford

Gunman opens fire on Pentagon, is shot dead.

The budget's done. $230 million in tax increases. Cigarettes going up by 75 cents.

Area man's been arrested 125 times.

Head basketball coach Steve Alford reprimanded for calling BYU senior an asshole on live TV.

Unemployment rate holds steady in February, sparks hope. Or not.

9/11 trial may be held in military court, not civilian court in NYC.

Charter school principals making more than other principals.

UNM area businesses see spike in crime.

Organic farmers sue over genetically altered beets.

Japan won't comply with a tuna ban, even thought the bluefin may go extinct.

Obama tries to shame the insurance industry.

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