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The Daily Word in launch pad for lease, park flasher, glow-in-the-dark cockroaches

British police arrested two men on board a Pakistan International Airlines plane that was diverted to an airport near London.

Bernalillo corrections officer said he was fired over medical marijuana use.

Finally what I've been looking for: The NASA shuttle launch pad is up for lease.

As if cockroaches weren't disgusting enough, now they glow in the dark.

Cibola High School teacher was arrested yesterday on charges of criminal sexual contact of a minor.

What a nice day at the park, too bad that flasher had to come ruin in.

Scientists may finally know why we itch.

Friday is for space pictures.

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The Daily Word in radioactive recycling, toilet thievery and lobbying success stories

The New Mexico GMO labeling bill died on the Senate floor, despite a lot of apparent support. Last minute heavy handed lobbying suspected.

Need to unload some guns? Bring them to the Bernalillo County Safe Surrender Buy Back program and get some quick cash.

APS election results are in!

New Mexico metal thieves have found a new target for their nefarious burgling: toilet fixtures.

LANL may start recycling mostly, kind of, probably radiation free scrap metals (okay, maybe some not-so-radiation free scrap too).

Filled with right-wing rage and the desire to post Obama=Hitler pictures, but find that your Facebook "friends" keep blocking you? Check out the Tea Party Community. It's just like Facebook, but right-wing ragier.

Barnes and Noble, the last of the big box bookstores, may be on its way out. So ends the age of literary giants?

And the Boy Scouts of America still can't figure out what to do about those gosh darned gays.

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The Daily Word in the hatchet hitchhiker, the UNM groper and Unemployed Reporter Porter

The APS board election is today and voters will decide whether or not to approve a large bond that would maintain and improve Albuquerque's schools.

The Laguna man who ran over a cyclist is mad at the victim's family.

UNM now has a grope hot-line.

I can't stop reading UNM Confessions.

People in Denver may petition the city to rid their airport of Luis Jimenez's last sculpture, "Mustang."

The hatchet hitchhiker. More on the hatchet hitchhiker.

Soccer is fixed.

Memo outlines Obama administration's argument that it is legal to kill Americans who are in the upper levels of Al Qaeda or "any associated force."

And now for some bizarre North Korean propaganda.

Unemployed Reporter Porter.

The Troggs lead singer Reg Presley died yesterday.

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The Daily Word in lawmaker cam, Taco Bell and Puerto Rico

APS bosses get raises, teachers pissed.

Legislators suspicious of Gov. Martinez filming them in the Roundhouse.

Taco Bell unveils baked potato wrapped in a tortilla.

State cop takes a woman into custody and then has sex with her in his patrol car on their way to jail. No charges are filed.

Guy slices his tongue to get his wife back.

The Tea Party says it’s Romney’s fault.

Your brain and music.

Welcome to Middle-Earth Airlines.

Diane Sawyer, drinking wine, taking meds, making coke jokes.

The worst appearances of musicians in sci-fi movies.

Google unveils JAM, which is, roughly, Garage Band. Here’s other stuff Google has wasted money on.

For balance: Forgotten Apple products of yore.

For x-mas, please buy me a petri dish ornament.

Puerto Rico is thinking it wants to be a state.

Neil Gaiman writes some “Doctor Who,” tries to salvage the glory of the Cybermen.

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The Daily Word in dog cop, Hoffa and Morrisey

27-year-old Abiquiú writer wins $53,000 on “Jeopardy.”

A KRQE interview with Chris Johnson, co-ower of the Weekly Alibi who also founded The Onion.

Schools around town give Breathalyzer tests to see if students are drunk.

In Vaughn, N.M., the only member of the police force is a dog.

How to casually exit a semitruck smash.

Is the Earth trying to shake us off?

British words creeping into American English.

What’s the deal with gluten?

Samuel L. Jackson curses his way through a children’s story in the name of politics.

Hand gestures can tell you what’s really going on.

Police look for Jimmy Hoffa under a driveway in Detroit.

Romney can’t keep his lines straight on health care.

Mexican navy captures top Los Zetas guy.

Controversial Morrisey stances.

A letter from teenage Morrisey about how the Ramones are rubbish.

Honey Boo Boo nickname generator.

The worst children’s toys ever.

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The Daily Word in Olympic bodies, X-Files, the future

Behold! The surface of Mars. Looks strangely … familiar.

Someone robs an elderly woman in the South Valley, so two APD officers help her out with gift cards and cash.

Want to buy an APS barrack? (No. But I'll take a gold bar.)

13-year-old shoots a camera-phone video of her bus driver touching girls, saves the day.

How Olympic bodies have changed over time.

The oldest person competing in the Olympics.

Dumbest Olympic dive.

Mulder and Scully might be dating.

Young Sikh Americans speak out.

U.S. starts to clean up Agent Orange in Vietnam. You know. The birth-defect causing chemical our military dumped there more than 30 years ago.

Christina Hendricks is—surprise to the reporter!—way smart.

No one can steal Pussy Riot's inner freedom.

A timeline of the future.

NEWS

The Daily Word: Dominique Strauss Kahn conspiracy; latest Sunland Park mayor resigns; one nifty bathroom

Santa Fe police booked a man they suspect shot a speed camera vehicle.

Newest Sunland Park mayor resigns after receiving a letter from the NM Attorney General.

These NM National Guard soldiers helped save another soldier who had an RPG warhead lodged in his thigh and abdomen.

Meet this 92 year old WWII vet and manufacturer of copious copies of pirated movies.

George Zimmerman is not broke, contrary to what his family told a judge last week.

Connecticut prison officials may make aggravated masturbating a sex crime.

Check out this vertigo-inducing bathroom.

APS kids rejoice at a reprieve. No grades or attendance information was getting sent to your parents for two weeks!

The graduating class of this school in Connecticut contains 16 sets of twins.

Here's another find from Dangerous Minds: UKDK: A Film About Punks and Skinheads (1984.)

Former IMF president Dominique Strauss Kahn reiterates his "...bitch set me up" defense.

On this day in 1947 Thor Hyeredahl and crew set sail from Polynesia to Peru on a balsa wood boat to prove that the ancients traveled vast distances.

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The Daily Word in Leap Years, wins for Romney and APS lockdown

Kick out the jams, it's Leap Day!

Catholic priest in Washington D.C. denies lesbian communion at her mother's funeral mass, leaves during eulogy.

Romney manages to win in Michigan and Arizona.

Lockdown at 5 APS schools after student found with gun.

Hilarious 9/11 joke.

Was that the dean from "Community" accepting an Oscar on Sunday?

I'm sorry, but this is just jacked.

McDonald's newest/saddest sandwich is the McBaguette.

The Pirate Bay replaces all torrent links with magnet links, nothing really changes.

Women's health experts discuss birth control.

Kickstarter poised to provide more arts funding than the National Endowment of the Arts.

Was Elvis' manager, Colonel Parker a murderer?

New bat species discovered in Vietnam.

After seeing these official LEGO Avengers sets, I'm still not sure who the villains in the movie are going to be.

Trouble in Bronyville.

Nice collection of unproduced Star Wars merchandise.

Is it even possible to fix The Phantom Menace? (YES!)

"The Wire" wind up toys you'll never see in your happy meal.

Say it with me: umami

Happy Birthday Dennis Farina!!!

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The Daily Word: Weinergate, Motorboating A Reporter, Breaking Bad Season 4 Trailer

Weinergate continues to gain steam after Rep. Weiner's angry exchange with reporters.

Albuquerque middle school student dies from head injury he suffered on campus.

Sarah Palin met Donald Trump in New York for a crazy person pizza summit.

Los Lunas pastor arrested and charged with sexual assault.

F-16s scrambled after midflight fight.

E. Coli tainted cucumbers spread across Europe.

ACLU fights to get porn into South Carolina prisons.

Attorney General Eric Holder orders HBO to make at least one more season of The Wire.

ZOMG! Breaking Bad season 4 trailer!

Miami Heat win the first game of the NBA Finals.

Good news: those rumored Blake Lively nude photos are fake.

The world’s oldest mathematical object.

Reactions from people who don't know what The Onion is.

New spiny-headed Cambrian anomalocaridid revealed by scientists.

Rampage Jackson tries to motorboat a reporter during a post-fight interview.

Interrupting old man is my new hero.

DC Comics hits the reset button.

Rapper Sean Kingston is in stable condition after jet-ski accident.

The 13 best lawyers in comic books.

In praise of that guy who was always screaming on old comic book covers.

First 3 minutes of True Blood season 4!

Happy Birthday René Auberjonois!!!

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The Daily Word: 5.27.11- Fake fish, Patriot Act, no drivin' ladies allowed

Extra school days and expensive coffee. Yuck.

Just in the nick of time, four more years of the Patriot Act.

Hilary Clinton makes surprise visit to Pakistan

Your shark meat could be perch! A study shows that a large percentage of commercial fish is fraudulently labeled.

Saudi woman jailed for driving her car and posting a video of it on Youtube.

A new drug of choice on the prison scene.

Officials concerned that turning red light cameras off may increase red light running. Hmm.

Drought forces NM cattle to graze on federal land.

Russia offers to help Gadhafi exit; France wants heavier attack.

APS trying to force students to come to one last day.

Oh no, cost of coffee going up worldwide!

The Daily Word is late because I couldn't stop looking at XKCD.

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The Daily Word: Enhanced Pat Downs, Neo-Nazis, Burger of the Future

APS releases next year's budget, plans on cutting more than 400 jobs.

The man killed by APD yesterday was armed with a plastic kitchen spoon.

President Obama still enjoying the post-bin Laden assassination popularity boost.

Eight-month-old gets an enhanced pat-down at Kansas City airport.

Donald Trump doesn't know what the 13 stripes represent on the American flag.

Interesting visualization of the spread of Osama bin Laden death news thru twitter.

Ten-year-old kills his neo-nazi father.

Because sometimes it's better when your favorite TV show gets cancelled.

History of people who use the internet to convince others to commit suicide.

The truth about Groupon.

Let your kids eat some junk food already!

Man found living on roof of a Georgia Waffle House.

Read all about the Old Man of the Lake.

The most hipster state in the US is …

Are you fat enough for the new Triple Double Oreo?

Bristol Palin had surgery that gave her a new chin, but don't worry, it was for medical reasons.

Saddest mugshot ever.

Social networking cigarettes.

Slow motion video of some dudes playing with a six foot water balloon.

Equisetum is the oldest genus of land plant, over 100 million years old.

Soul Caliber 5 is coming next year.

The validity of the legal advice from Jay-Z's 99 Problems.

New retro-cartoon channel to launch 'soon.'

The burger of the future.

Who watches the Watchponies?

Happy Birthday Jeffrey Donovan!!!

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The Daily Word: Coke plane, Gitmo papers, sitting

Awkward Family Photos celebrate Easter.

A coke plane crashed into Lake Heron.

Secret Guantanamo files reveal many prisoners have been held captive for years with little evidence.

Why is KOAT doing these mugshots?

Lots of ABQ kids skipped school on Good Friday.

Science tries to understand meditation by scanning the brains of Tibetan Buddhist monks.

People in the Middle East are angry that the U.S. response to violence against peaceful protesters varies by country.

Some women don't want to be FLOTUS.

Poll shows Republicans aren't stoked about their 2012 presidential options thus far.

Paperwork backup means DWIs are being dismissed.

Sitting all day might kill you—even if you exercise.

DCF's Sunday poem recalls the Kelly Ashner used car commercials.

The yeti is an unseen guardian angel.

Happy birthday, Hank Azaria.

V.20 No.16 | 4/21/2011
Grant Middle School
Notable Green Buildings, CABQ

Feature

City: Trading Greenbacks for “Green”

Will changing the city’s building requirements be a boon or a bust?

The City of Albuquerque climbed aboard the sustainability bandwagon a few years ago, declaring victoriously that all new city vehicles would be powered with alternative fuel. In 2005, it even adopted a law requiring some new structures to meet the guidelines of the world’s most recognized and respected system.

But on Feb. 7, the City Council unanimously this law, replacing it with older conservation rules. Some green-building advocates worry the move may serve as a bellwether for the city’s attitude toward sustainability and speculate about the larger implications of this change.

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The Daily Word: .xxx, menthols, fast food

Super moon.

Roundhouse 2011: Bills on driver's licenses, social promotion and capital outlay fail.

Gov. Martinez promises to veto a tax that would keep New Mexico's unemployment fund afloat.

The cleanest fast-food joints in town.

First lady gives APS teacher a grant to install a salad bar at his school. But APS doesn't want it.

30 puppies may be euthanized in Las Cruces.

Missile hits a building in Gaddafi's compound. France and Libya could be at it for a while, the countries say.

Fire breaks out on the roof of a nuclear reactor in Japan.

Menthols may be harder to quit, says FDA.

Porn industry and religious groups unite in hatred over .xxx web suffix.

Rich countries are eating so much quinoa, Bolivians (who lived of it for centuries) can't afford it.

The world's most perfect steak can be found in Idaho, says globe-circling book writer.

The 400-pound marathoner.

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The Daily Word: Roundhouse, APD $$$, plastics release estrogen?

Libyan rebels won the oil port yesterday, but Qaddafi launched an airstrike this morning. Civil war could be around the corner.

Prime minister appointed by Mubarak quits; protesters plan Friday demonstrations about unmet demands.

Rio Rancho father of a fallen soldier reacts to the Supreme Court ruling that allows people to picket funerals. A Kansas-based church protested outside his son's funeral years ago.

APS superintendent and governor spar over budget.

Serious procedural throwdown in the House over driver's licenses for undocumented immigrants late last night.

A bill to limit state film $$$ made it out of the House.

Some APD officers make more than the mayor by doubling their salaries with overtime.

Someone called a Gallup jail pretending to represent the sheriff and got an accused murderer out of jail.

Lasers can be tractor beams.

Idaho: The caviar state.

EPA studies edited by the oil and gas industry through political pressure.

Most plastics release chemicals that are like estrogen, according to a study.

Nano spy-cam hummingbird.

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