V.24 No.6 | 2/5/2015
Rooster Roundabout: This week’s music highlights
By Mark Lopez [ Fri Jan 30 2015 2:24 PM ]
Writer Mark Lopez muses on a new track by José González, a video by Jawbreaker Reunion and L7’s comeback!
V.24 No.3 |
The Daily Word in heavenly lies, gay marriage and glitter
By Mark Lopez [ Fri Jan 16 2015 9:39 AM ]
The kid who wrote The Boy Who Came Back From Heaven admits: “I did not die. I did not go to heaven.”
The clock is ticking on the issue of gay marriage for Supreme Court justices who need to put it on their calendar before their current term ends in June.
If civics isn't your best subject, you might not want to move to Arizona.
Police are looking for a teenage Kentucky couple who have gone on a multi-state crime spree.
Scientists report that 2014 was the hottest year in Earth's recorded history.
SWAT has been called out to a home in southwest ABQ where a man has barricaded himself after trying to commit an auto burglary. This story is still developing. Check KRQE for updates.
APD has released the names of the two officers who were involved in Tuesday night's fatal shooting on San Mateo: Michael Oates and Matthew Fisher.
The lawyers for APD officers Keith Sandy and Dominique Perez have filed a motion to stop the DA's office from prosecuting murder charges for the shooting of James Boyd in March 2014.
The Bernalillo County commissioners agreed to go ahead with a tax increase that would raise $40 million a year to help with the county budget and mental health programs.
An Ohio woman is being charged with vandalism after trashing her boss' office with glitter and silly string. Wait … what's the bad part?
V.23 No.50 |
The Daily Word in Ferguson police, UNM experiments and Empty Socks
By Mark Lopez [ Fri Dec 12 2014 10:28 AM ]
After a standoff on a California bridge, Daniel Perez was arrested and is being held after vanishing last week with his wife and four sons. His sons are safe; however, his wife's body was found in the trunk of the family's car near their home.
After a report brought attention to harsh interrogation techniques administered by the CIA, the agency's chief defends the behavior, saying it's “unknowable” if they could have gotten the same answers with conventional questioning.
Due to unanswered questions, the FBI is looking into a North Carolina teen's hanging death (after it was ruled a suicide) to see if there was foul play.
The state appeals court in Arizona dismissed Debra Jean Milke's murder charge after she was on death row for 22 years for the killing of her 4-year-old son.
A temporary restraining order placed on Ferguson police has made it mandatory that they warn protesters before using tear gas.
A couple students at UNM are getting some attention for their “social experiment” videos.
Photos and video have been released of the fire that happened at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant.
Albuquerque media outlets banded together to raise funds for a single father whose house was robbed (and whose Christmas gifts for his two sons were stolen). The Christmas spirit's alive folks!
Some people really didn't like Paz Winshtein's take on the Virgen de Guadalupe.
Empty Socks, a long-lost film by Walt Disney from 1927, was discovered in a library in Norway.
V.23 No.49 |
The Daily Word in an albino deer, Cleveland police and Hillary Clinton
By Mark Lopez [ Fri Dec 5 2014 9:36 AM ]
A US Department of Justice report has called out Cleveland police for using deadly or lethal force.
Former Pentagon official Ashton Carter is Obama's pick to run for defense secretary.
An unarmed man in Arizona was fatally shot by a police officer who mistook his pill bottle for a handgun.
Hillary Clinton's thoughts about the hardships and pressures of being president of the United States.
Loretta E. Lynch is heading a federal inquiry into the death of Eric Garner (who died in Staten Island when a police officer placed him in a chokehold), which could affect her nomination for attorney general.
A 10-year-old Albuquerque boy is headed to Japan this coming summer to climb its tallest mountain to raise funds for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Today, the Courts, Corrections and Justice Committee is scheduled to discuss the DOJ's suggested plans and blueprints over police reform.
An Albuquerque man is warning holiday shoppers to be careful after his son and some friends were robbed at gunpoint.
New legislation is in the works in New Mexico, which would allow court-ordered outpatient treatment for mentally ill individuals.
A Missouri hunter who caught a lot of flack for killing an albino deer has decided to have the animal stuffed and to donate the meat to a needy family.
V.23 No.35 | 8/28/2014
Crossing the line
Days of artacular events: Cross-pollinate in the desert with AZ/NM Connection, and rest from your labors at the Fierce Women Warriors party.
V.23 No.8 |
The Daily Word in touring Old Main, New Mexico ranks first in something and the collapse of Bitcoin
By Geoffrey Plant [ Tue Feb 25 2014 8:33 AM ]
Judge's ruling on Albuquerque's DWI vehicle-seizure program is being interpreted in two ways.
An accused pedophile once worked at a Nob Hill magic shop.
Elevator Gossip tweeter identified.
Toronto mayor Rob Ford was on The Today Show.
Some politicians who voted for Arizona's "anti-gay" sb 1062 are feeling like maybe the whole thing isn't such a good idea after all.
25 cases (since 2012) of a polio-like disease affecting children in California have parents and officials very worried.
V.22 No.43 |
The Daily Word in Britney Spears' scary tunes, shootout in Albuquerque and Conrad Murray's release
By Mark Lopez [ Mon Oct 28 2013 10:40 AM ]
Conrad Murray, the doctor who was convicted for playing a role in Michael Jackson's death, was released from jail this morning.
Rock legend Lou Reed died yesterday in New York at the age of 71.
Four inmates escaped an Oklahoma jail by fleeing through a maintenance hatch in the shower.
Police in Phoenix, Ariz., think loud dog barks might have caused a man to kill four of his neighbors, two dogs and then himself.
Mingdong Chen, accused of stabbing a woman and her four children in Brooklyn, will be arraigned this morning on murder charges.
New Mexico professor Dr. Henry Oh, Ph.D, receives prestigious “Master Teacher of Honor” award.
Christopher Chase went on a shooting rampage on Saturday in Albuquerque, which left several officers wounded.
V.22 No.26 |
The Daily Word in Arizona firefighters, New Mexico water plan and meth in the pelvis
By Mark Lopez [ Mon Jul 1 2013 10:04 AM ]
An Arizona wildfire claims the lives of 19 firefighters.
Zimmerman trial update: The jury was able to listen to Zimmerman's interview tape from the night of the Trayvon Martin shooting, which could give clues as to who the "aggressor" was.
Europe wants to know if the U.S. has been bugging them ... otherwise, we can kiss that trans-Atlantic free trade agreement bye-bye.
Sen. Karen Peterson and her partner, Vikki Bandy, become first same-sex couple to legally marry in Delaware!
Wait a minute ... so that's one well (or spring) for 290 water systems? So, what's plan B?
New Mexico orders another trial for Manuel Turrietta, who was convicted for killing Alberto Sandoval in 2006 in a gang-related shooting.
Ashley Browder's memorial banner taken down from the corner of Paseo Del Norte and Eagle Ranch Road.
Wow Claudia! That's a whole pound of meth! How'd you get that in there?
Hello sir, I believe this arm is yours ...
V.21 No.31 |
The Daily Word in the whole enchilada, no paperclips, many dangling Borises, and forty wacks
By Geoffrey Plant [ Sat Aug 4 2012 10:49 AM ]
There will be NO big enchilada at the Whole Enchilada Festival in Las Cruces this year.
Damn I missed the Grilled Cheese Invitational.
Police say an Albuquerque city employee is accused of selling Oxycontin at work.
Chick-fil-A? Let's look at Hooters.
The highest court in Michigan says it's OK to bitch out Parking Police.
Someone owns a patent on cats chasing laser-pointer beams.
The Dangling Boris meme collection.
Roosting penguins partly responsible for historic Phoenix building's decline and slated destruction.
National Health Service in Manchester England has banned paperclips.
Sometimes newspapers don't play fair with their competition.
V.21 No.23 |
The Daily Word in shady behavior, hard time(s) and pseudo-utero
By Margaret Wright [ Wed Jun 13 2012 8:22 AM ]
The World Health Organization says diesel exhaust fumes cause lung cancer.
The arrest of seven Zetas drug cartel members from Mexico may reveal links to money laundering via horse breeding and racing in several U.S. states, including New Mexico.
The worst recent surge of killings in Iraq renews fears about sectarian violence.
Former assistant of Gabrielle Giffords will take her place in Congress after beating out conservative opponent.
Handy tip: Don't keep $1.25 million in envelopes around your apartment if the Russian security state is on your ass.
George Zimmerman's wife is now in trouble with the law, too.
A newly formed public-interest reporting organization aims "to foster a stronger journalistic culture in our state."
Jay McCleskey, top advisor to Gov. Susana Martinez, obtained names and email addresses of non-union public school teachers on behalf of her political action committee. Why McCleskey wanted the list isn't clear. It's against the law for state employees to contribute to the work of PACs.
Joy Junction emergency shelter is set to expand in the midst of what its CEO calls a statewide "crisis" of homelessness.
Scientists were shocked to find algae thriving under Arctic sea ice.
Stress of contemporary life got you on the rails? Self-soothe by crawling back into the (recycled-fiber) womb.
Stevie Wonder joins the Albuquerque Isotopes! (Don't get as excited as I did at the prospect.)
V.21 No.21 |
The Daily Word in Quebecois student protests, oral contraception for men, the comic sans song, and John McAfee's action film worthy life in Belize
By Geoffrey Plant [ Sat May 26 2012 11:06 AM ]
The fire in the Gila forest is zero percent contained.
"Investigative grand juries" may no longer determine whether Albuquerque Police shootings are justified. An investigative grand jury has never found an officer involved shooting unjustified.
John McAfee, founder of McAfee Anti-Virus is in hiding in Belize.
A dude reassembled a 1925 MG that was discovered buried in pieces underneath a cattle barn.
Remembering the Easy-Bake Oven.
Some Canadians are facing a Kafkaesque post-9/11 problem in proving their citizenship.
Hawaii responds to AZ Secretary of State Ken Bennet's Obama birth certificate request by asking Bennet to prove who he is.
Young man with purpose squatted in AOL's headquarters for two months.
There's going to be a Philip K. Dick festival.
Bill Murray stars in a film about walking in slow motion.
This mean homophobic woman defines "lowest common denominator."
Former Alibi arts&lit editor John Bear has a blog.
On this day in 1927, the fifteen millionth Model T rolled off the assembly line.
V.21 No.20 |
The Daily Word in sizable leaks, fiscal cliff-diving and Betty White 4 Prez
By Margaret Wright [ Wed May 23 2012 6:35 AM ]
Today Egyptians vote in the first competitive presidential election in the Arab world.
The Secret Service prostitution scandal in Colombia may not be an isolated incident.
The Kirtland jet fuel leak could be larger than the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill.
Huge drop in the number of metro area meth lab busts linked to law enforcement budget cuts.
A Pakistani doctor who helped the CIA locate Bin Laden was convicted of treason and sentenced to 33 years in prison.
Yesterday’s commercial rocket launch could signify a new era of private sector space travel.
Morgan Stanley is investigated for sharing insider Facebook IPO information with a select group of investors.
Democratic Congress members think Governor Scott Walker may have lied under oath about his motives for pursuing an anti-union agenda in Wisconsin.
Arizona white supremacist gets a 40-year federal sentence for a 2004 Phoenix bombing.
Fox News' Roger Ailes says Jon Stewart “basically admitted” to him that he’s a socialist.
Obama and Romney are neck and neck in the polls, but the prez gets Betty White’s vote.
The Daily Word in Phonehenge, another birther politician, the El Rancho Murders and the solar eclipse.
By Geoffrey Plant [ Sun May 20 2012 9:14 AM ]
Unbelievably bad music video paean to Facebook, "Thank You Facebook."
The DEA wants to scan every single license plate on cars traveling on Utah's Interstate 15.
Arizona Secretary of State is not sure the President is a citizen and wants proof before putting Obama on the ballot.
Jackie Chan is retiring from action films and beginning his DeNiro phase.
Audio-book version of the erotic novel Fifty Shades of Grey, narrated by Gilbert Gottfried.
The Harry Potter franchise has joined the ranks of Finding Nemo, Babe, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and other films that inspired people to buy pets they couldn't take care of and didn't really want.
Phonehenge West is no more. Garbage visionary Kim Fahey was fined and placed on probation -which includes five days community service at the coroner's office....
On this day in 1944, Joe Cocker was born.
V.21 No.19 |
The Daily Word in homophobic rants, white supremacy, Mitt Romney and bouncer beatings
By Geoffrey Plant [ Sat May 12 2012 2:11 PM ]
Albuquerque had a great rain shower yesterday for the first time in about six weeks.
Aryan gangs on the rise in NM.
Let's catch up with the Alamogordo police blotter.
For writing quality, Rio Grande Sun's police blotter beats all though.
Bouncers at Albuquerque's Uptown Sports Bar beat up a dine and dasher. Video.
Twisted and rambling (and entertainingly stupid) rant about homosexuality by woman at a city council meeting in Nebraska.
Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio ain't backin' down.
Update on Sarah Tressler, the reporter who was fired for not disclosing her second job as a stripper.
Coherent and funny Russel Brand speaks to English parliament about drug policy.
Great photo gallery of VW Beetle wrecks from decades ago.
V.21 No.18 |
The Daily Word: extreme Nuge; low tolerance of nude public art or abortion in AZ; bikini guitars and the Whole Foods effect
By Geoffrey Plant [ Sat May 5 2012 4:56 PM ]
Some people won't let this sculpture in Tempe be.
Ted Nugent takes more dying boys and girls on last fishing trips than anyone else.
Albuquerque Public Access Television meeting this Monday May seventh at City Hall.
The New York Times was able to claim a staggering 73 percent increase in circulation since last March. Here's the why.
Here's a Gretsch guitar catalogue from 1961.
Arizona Governor signs bill that would cut off any funding to Planned Parenthood and other health providers who perform abortions.
One can't expect the Olympics in London to go on without a Falkland Islands flap.
Fifty hottest female inmates, the webpage.
On this day in 1943 Michael Palin was born.
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