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The Daily Word in Gary King, Jonah Hill and a billion grasshoppers

Good morning. It's Wednesday, June 4,

and Gary King is your new Democratic candidate for Governor,

the University of New Mexico is making grumpy faces about Professor (and Alibi correspondent) David Correia's recent arrest for protesting APD's pro-shooting policies,

and grasshoppers continue to swarm in such numbers around Albuquerque that the cloud is registering on the National Weather Service's Doppler radar "extending like a thick blanket over a mile into the atmosphere."

Meanwhile, the lawyer for one of two pre-teen girls who were arrested for trying to murder their friend in order to summon an Internet meme, thinks his client may need a mental health evaluation,

Jonah Hill is really, really sorry for calling a photographer a "faggot,"

yesterday was "Robocop Day" in Detroit,

and a Japanese "alternative scientist" claims that yelling insults at rice will make it rot faster.

Have a great day!

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The Daily Word in an Edward Snowden film, the latest APD protest and van Gogh's ear

13 protesters were arrested after forcing their way into the mayor's office yesterday.

The family of lawyer Mary Han, who died under suspicious circumstances in 2010, is suing her former partner, lawyer Paul Kennedy.

Some folks grew a replica of van Gogh's ear.

Ride share company Lyft continues its operations despite a PRC order to cease and desist.

The United States made a prisoner exchange with the Taliban.

Mother Jones put together a spreadsheet detailing all the mass shootings in the US from 1982-2012.

The Russian troll army.

There was a precedent-setting judgement against a patent troll in California.

Someone stole Miley Cyrus' Maserati.

Read about the Satyrs, America's oldest gay motorcycle club.

An Edward Snowden film is in the works and is to be directed by Oliver Stone.

The shin-kicking championships.

George Jung, the cocaine cowboy portrayed by Johnny Depp in Blow, is out of prison.

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The Daily Word in Snowden's letter, the first "elfie" and James Boyd's autopsy

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.

The BioPark welcomes a couple of sandbar sharks.

Latabe takes the first “elfie.” And now "elfies” are a thing.

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The Daily Word in Elliot Rodger, Stairway to Heaven and Kimye’s wedding.

Mass murderer Elliot Rodger finally found fame.

Please take care of my baby raccoons.

Lawyer claims Spirit’s Randy California wrote “Stairway to Heaven” and I wouldn’t be surprised.

A woman got engaged at sandwich #257.

There’s a new crater on Mars.

The New York Post covered Kimye’s wedding.

Emma Watson graduated from Hogwarts.

A woman was knocked over by a deer.

It’s better than a poke in the eye with a sharp Google Glass.

APD encountered a man with a violent past.

Two area teens were injured in a rollover crash.

What’s happening in Albuquerque today?

Happy birthday, John Wayne.

We love you, Henny.

Thanks for the links, Susan Petersen.

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The Daily Word in commie ride-sharing plots, bitey baseball players and Rio Rancho foreclosures

Lyft, a commie ride-sharing plot, is ordered to cease operations in the state.

Veteran backstop Miguel Olivo, sent down to Burque after a lackluster season upstairs in LA, is suspended after biting off part of the ear of Isotope’s teammate Alex Guerrero (who was also demoted to the farm squad after performance concerns from Dodger management).

The board of directors at the local water authority has approved a rate hike.

A hiker from Albuquerque was found dead near Taos.

Foreclosures in the large city to the northwest of Albuquerque have risen.

No video record of Mary Hawke’s fatal encounter with APD is available.

Over at Salon, a BrBa actor discusses his many deaths.

An old bottle found at our local flea market will be auctioned off for thousands of dollars.

A local mother of two and part-time math tutor says, “People who have enough money to run for Congress are only in it for themselves."

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The Daily Word in the next APD shooting (contest), cat harrasment and YODO

Good morning, it's May 21, 2014,

and the NRA will hold a shooting contest for Albuquerque police in September. “It is an economic boost for the city and a source of pride for us,” police spokeswoman Janet Blair said, without a trace of irony,

an ex-policewoman is accused of harassing her neighbor by having 12 cats,

and a local funeral home would like to remind you that YODO.

Meanwhile, the Obama administration will soon tell us a little more about how they decide which Americans to kill with drones,

uncovered memos from the 60s show that the US government's official stance on LGBT employees used to be "Once a homo, always a homo,"

actor Michael Jace, from the TV show 'The Shield,' shot and killed his wife,

over 100 "RATers" were arrested for remotely spying on computer users through their webcams,

and game show host Pat Sajak thinks that people who believe in climate change are racists.

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The Daily Word in faster speed limits, the hot coffee lawsuit and raises for APD.

The kidnapped girls were converted to Islam.

I believe clouds are actually alien spaceships.

What’s the real story behind the McDonald’s hot coffee lawsuit?

How to buy used stuff.

Rest in peace, Leslie Carlson.

A hipster cruise ship plays “Seven Nation Army.”

Nightclub owners take note: obstructed exits provide for more efficient evacuation without stampeding.

Speculation abounds about Apple buying Beats Electronics.

Learn what’s next in the saga of the exploding whale.

Social media and mental illness are a bad mix.

The Albuquerque to Bernalillo speed limit is going up to 75 mph.

The Signal Peak fire near Silver City has consumed 3,000 acres.

Do APD officers need a raise?

Happy birthday, Burt Bacharach.

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The Daily Word in baby names, APD sidearms and a Black Mass at Harvard.

Mexican drug cartels will find you in Minnesota.

Noah and Sophia are the new most popular baby names.

In Saudi Arabia, a web editor was sentenced to 1,000 lashes.

A woman beat her child with a baseball bat for clogging the toilet.

It’s hard to make it through a whole song.

Check out these douche chill celebrity photos.

A Harvard student group plans to hold a Black Mass.

APD officers may no longer carry their lucky guns on duty.

KOAT did a nice story about the mentally ill in New Mexico.

There were silent protests at Thursday’s city council meeting.

What’s happening in ABQ today?

Happy birthday, Billy Joel.

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The Daily Word in grasshopper clouds, millennial habitats and synthetic drugs

Swarms of grasshoppers have been observed in many areas of Albuquerque.

Hello and goodbye, Nicolas Gregory Chili Buss.

A drought advisory has been issued by the Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Authority.

A new pool for the South Valley is needed but is not funded.

The DEA is busy busting local synthetic-drug pushers.

Some bad men who beat and then kidnapped an El Paso man, driving him to Albuquerque in the process, have been sentenced to long prison terms.

There is a job fair for veterans today at the Convention Center.

Millennials have a habitat. Knowledge of that habitat can be exploited by capitalists seeking to acquire more feria.

UFO expert Alejandro Rojas posted this letter about Kirtland Air Force Base and the Paul Bennewitz controversy.

Journal columnist Leslie Linthicum, writing about the recent City Council meeting takeover, is criticized by a commenter for “keeping with Albuquerque Journal's longstanding policy of presenting uninformed corporate stoogery as journalism."

V.23 No.19 | 5/8/2014

Letters

Wherein the readers write ... about graffiti and APD.

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The Daily Word in lapel videos, paranoid Googlers and cricket chips

It's Wednesday, May 7th,

and Governor Susanna Martinez, tireless crusader against conflicts of interest in government, is holding a high-powered fundraising dinner for her re-election bid at the home of a lobbyist in Maryland,

following a take-over of the last meeting, City Councilors in Albuquerque are taking steps to keep too much democracy from interfering with the next one,

and APD released footage of their most recent shooting— they only show the moments after the suspect was already dead, but at least we now know that officers properly handcuffed the corpse.

Meanwhile,

a new study shows that Google users are increasingly worried about the NSA logging their searches and are therefore avoiding the use of "trouble words" like "nuclear facility" and "organized crime,"

a Kickstarter campaign for "cricket chips"—-which are exactly what they sound like--met and surpassed its goal,

and physicists smashed a bunch of atoms together and created the 117th known element. They call it "element 117."

Have a great day!

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The Daily Word in Burquenos take over city council chambers, Monica Lewinsky takes back her life and a wife who never imagined APD would take her husband's life

Rob Ford disappeared on his way to rehab

Albuquerque citizens took over last night's city council meeting after Alibi contributor David Correia threatened a citizen's arrest of the police chief.

Beware "the eraser challenge".

The tour of "Old Main", the former NM penitentiary, sounds pretty good. And pretty creepy.

The new Rail Yard market in Downtown Albuquerque last weekend was hugely successful.

When she called police to their Ventana Ranch home last weekend, the wife of the man killed by police figured his arrest would be the worst possible outcome.

Toronto mayor Rob Ford went off the radar after turning back to Canada on his way to an American rehab. If they know, his family isn't saying where he is at this time.

An anti gay-marriage GOP senate candidate was once upon a time a professional drag queen.

In other gay-marriage-related (no, really) news, a florida man wants to marry his "porn-filled Apple computer".

A resurfaced Monica Lewinsky says it's "time to burn the beret and bury the blue dress".

Did Netflix redesign their logo?

Check out these pics of LA's lamentably long-gone Pacific Ocean Park.

Germany has advised its citizens to leave east and south Ukraine, saying war is imminent.

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The Daily Word in Cinco de Mayo, an APD shooting and vampires had it right.

It’s Cinco de Mayo.

A gunman was killed in an APD standoff.

Blood transfusions may hold the secret to eternal youth.

X-Men director Bryan Singer is facing additional sexual allegations.

It’s raining spiders. Hallelujah, it’s raining spiders. Amen.

Here’s the latest in data storage.

What’s going on today?

Some lady doesn’t know if she’s using the personals right.

Happy birthday, Tammy Wynette.

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The Daily Word in V.23 No.18, environmental disaster and Baphomet

In Alibi-centric news, let's hit the highlights of the latest ish of the alt.weekly with the mostest.

• Our revamped commenting system at alibi.com proffers letters and notable comments about APD, psychogeography and more.

• Test your NM news savvy with our weekly pop quiz, Crib Notes.

• More art-smart content than you can shake a spraycan at: "Orange Is the New Black" author Piper Kerman on the prison reform movement; deets on Albuquerque's new Poet Laureate, Jessica Helen Lopez; and Culture Shock.

• All the filmic news that High Desert teevee babies and cinephiles need, like a review of indie revenge drama Blue Ruin, Reel World, Idiot Box and Week in Sloth.

• The human responsible for our rad restaurant and culinary coverage, Ty Bannerman, was recently crowned Alibi Features Editor, too, and frankly, we couldn't have found a better candidate. In this week's gastronomic survey, find out why the steer stumbles and get caught up on the arrival of food truck season aka summer.

• And last, but certainly not least, let's chat about the sonic realm. Four Up delivers deets on avant jazz, noise, African blues-rock and nu-disco concerts while Music to Your Ears goes native Nuevo Mexicano and we micro-review new albums by Eels, Fear of Men and Pray for Brain.

New Mexico Mercury published a poignant Frontera NorteSur essay on latest APD fatality Mary Hawkes.

Who will pay for the Kirtland jet fuel disaster?

The Grey Lady notes that "Hundreds in Albuquerque Voice Distrust of the Police."

In what's-good-for-the-goose news, catch a sneak peek of the Satanic monument being built for Oklahoma's statehouse.

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