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The Daily Word in no toe shoes for soldiers, The Rob Ford Show and the world's fastest beer mile.

KAFB could be fined 10,000 dollars per day if they don't start cleaning up the jet fuel spill.

The DOJ's first community meeting was a bumpy ride.

Beyonce took a picture of a New Mexico highway sign.

Police have charged a third man, a Lobo running back, for his suspected role in a gang rape.

In the tradition of "Kim Jong-Il looking at things", Kim Jong-Un is surrounded by people taking notes.

"As women age, they are worth less and less" and other bits of marital wisdom from the Chinese government.

How to keep crickets in a box.

What is a photocopier?

Cliven Bundy's dispute with BLM has drawn wackos from far and wide to his realm of Nevada.

The Army has forbidden soldiers to wear toe shoes.

Runaway beer blimp.

A beer mile.

Donald Sterling's girlfriend has a weird visor.

Toronto mayor Rob Ford's story as a TV show.

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The Daily Word in roll-coaster mishaps, a royal baby and Carlsbad farmers

Something royal this way comes ...

Police have identified one of three murder victims in East Cleveland, and they've charged 35-year-old Michael Madison with three counts of aggravated murder.

German roller-coaster manufacturer is sending experts to Arlington, Texas to investigate the death of a victim who died while riding the Texas Giant over the weekend.

Mohammed Morsi, recently ousted president of Egypt, has gone missing, and family claims he was "abducted by army."

Police are investigating the drowning of 19-year-old Matthew Mares in Los Lunas that happened over the weekend.

APD to testify today in court in a wrongful death lawsuit in relation to the shooting of 27-year-old Christopher Torres in 2011.

Carlsbad farmers could possibly receive less than half the water allotted to them from a network of wells that pump groundwater into the Pecos river.

In a nutshell: If you fake cancer and take $9,000 in donations from your community, then you're probably gonna go to jail.

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The Daily Word in Insane Clown Posse, Iggy and The Stooges, The Thing With Two Heads, and The Army.

Why Tylenol bottles are so hard to open

Someone is passing counterfeit hundies in Deming.

Gary Johnson continues to fight for inclusion in the presidential debates.

The Vatican calls the recently discovered Jesus-wife papyrus a fake.

Sam the Record Man died last week.

Baltimore's answer to Punxsutawney Phil.

Thirty years ago the first Compact Discs were released.

Klingon Style.

"They didn't have volunteers stepping up and saying yeah, I'll breathe zinc cadmium sulfide with radioactive particles."

The latest on Insane Clown Posse's suit against the FBI.

Long Island will soon be home to the world's largest Ferris Wheel. Look at this old Turkish "Ferris Wheel."

Iggy and The Stooges have an amusing, but not obnoxious, concert rider.

Of course conjoined twins can drive. Two-headed people have been driving since the seventies.

This man may have killed his girlfriend because she woke him up in the middle of the night.

Most awesome movie death-scene in the entire history of cinema.

When Romney loses, it's going to be this guy's fault.

Tommy Tucker the squirrel.

It's the thirtieth anniversary of the Tylenol murders.

V.21 No.34 | 8/23/2012

From the Foxhole

Potshots in the Temple

The making of an Army bigot

By Alex E. Limkin
The Alibi’s Army veteran columnist remembers life at Fort Bragg, where the man responsible for the Sikh temple shooting was also trained.

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Timewaster

The Army spent billions developing a secret code.

When I was in the army they were working on a secret code: "One" meant "I don't know."

I didn't listen to the rest of it. I just walked around in the army saying "one" to everybody.

Bombs were blasting. People were dying all around me. "One! One!" I kept shouting. "Don't you die on me, you motherfucker!"

V.19 No.45 | 11/11/2010
Lt. Col. Steve Loomis (second from right) stands with his platoon in Vietnam in 1970.
Courtesy of Steve Loomis

News Feature

Army Strong

A gay soldier's life of service

By Marisa Demarco

Lt. Col. Steve Loomis was discharged from the military in 1997, five days before he was eligible for retirement. He'd been in the Army on active duty for almost 20 years and in the Reserve for another 10.

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V.19 No.11 | 3/18/2010
Whitny Doyle, RN, poses for a photo illustration by Eric Williams (ericwphoto.com). Digital post-production by Jack Atlantis.

Feature

A Nurse in Wartime

On the seventh anniversary of the Iraq invasion, a New Mexico nurse discusses her service

By Whitny Doyle, RN

When people hear about nurses serving in war, they probably picture a woman in white tending to wounded soldiers on the battlefield. Modern American military nursing, however, goes beyond providing comfort to our uniformed service people. Nurses may dress the wounds of the enemy. They may deploy to New Orleans to salvage lives in a temporary hospital. Some military nurses may get the chance to share their skills and knowledge with Iraqi women in makeshift classrooms. Others may find themselves witnessing history firsthand as Saddam Hussein’s guilty verdict is being read.

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Feature

“The Wound Dresser”

The great American poet Walt Whitman volunteered as an Army nurse during the Civil War. This poem captures the sentiments of nurses who have witnessed the battlefield.

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