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V.23 No.35 | 8/28/2014

Crib Notes

Crib Notes: Aug. 28, 2014

From béisbol to “Breaking Bad,” test your knowledge of last week’s New Mexico news with the Alibi pop quiz.

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V.23 No.32 | 8/7/2014
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Crib Notes: Aug. 7, 2014

From drug policy to officer-involved shootings to baseball, test your knowledge of last week’s New Mexico news with the Alibi pop quiz.

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V.23 No.31 | 7/31/2014

Crib Notes

Crib Notes: Thursday, July 31, 2014

From drugs to baseball to home invasion, test your New Mexico news savvy with the Alibi pop quiz.

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The Daily Word in Arnold’s oasis, postmodernism, and Meteorite Museum

This week’s ABQ Journal fishing report sez you can catch catfish in the Rio Grande between here and Socorro using night crawlers, liver or stink bait; the tiger muskies at Bluewater Lake fancy hotdogs, though.

Jim Goodman at the Mountain View Telegraph likes to hike Embudito Canyon.

Last night, an Isotope homered in the PCL All-Star game.

Carlito Springs, a hidden oasis in the southern part of the Sandia Mountains and a favorite resting spot for my old dog Arnold will be open to the public beginning in August.

The Acting Veterans Affairs Secretary is visiting Albuquerque today on official business.

On Wednesday evening, it rained and rained some more.

Postmodernism comes to Coyote Canyon.

An alleged probation violator in Albuquerque threatened authorities with a BB gun before he was gunned down by US Marshal.

Former NM governor Toney Anaya was recently investigated by the Securities and Exchange Commission; he later settled the resulting lawsuit out of court.

UNM’s Meteorite Museum at Northrop Hall is undergoing a much-needed asbestos removal process.

V.23 No.29 | 7/17/2014

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Crib Notes: July 17, 2014

From APD to religion to baseball, test your New Mexico news savvy with the Alibi pop quiz.

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The Daily Word in Uber, APD and APS

After hitting .309 this season and with 56 RBIs under his belt in 2014, Isotope First Baseman Clint Robinson gets called up to LA.

San Pedro Boulevard has the potential for walkability.

This sister of an APD shooting victim speaks out at World Socialist Web Site.

Uber is denied by the state Public Regulation Commission, yet continues to operate in the Albuquerque metropolitan area.

A man is suing Albuquerque Public Schools for having him arrested when he was 12.

A federal judge issued an injunction against the city of Ruidoso, N.M., over a violation of the First Amendment.

The Brookings Institution says our town is in the midst of a double dip recession.

Here is what’s going on at the vast nuclear weapons repository and 24-7 hot refueling center next door to us.

Thirty-six million dollars in Burque’s outstanding senior lien airport revenue bonds have an A+ rating, according to Fitch.

In this week’s fishing report, please note some dude named Robert “caught a 42-inch, 26-pound tiger muskie on Saturday at Bluewater Lake and later said, “It was a big, fat guy.”

V.23 No.26 | 6/26/2014

Crib Notes

Crib Notes: June 26, 2014

From VA scandal to SCOTUS to baseball, what do you know about last week’s New Mexico news? Test your recall with the Alibi pop quiz.

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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."

V.23 No.20 | 5/15/2014
“Who here wants to score some Martinis and some stewardesses?”

Film Review

Million Dollar Arm

American baseball gets some Indian spice in extremely likable, Disney-approved biopic

Disney pitches genuine feel-good sports movie with Million Dollar Arm.

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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.18 | 5/1/2014
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Crib Notes: May 1, 2014

From beisbol to bicycling, sales to sciencetest your New Mexico news savvy with our weekly pop quiz.

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Boston Red Sox Hammer the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 6 to Win the World Series

Graphic courtesy of ESPN

The World Series began on Wednesday night with a blow out win by the Boston Red Sox. The Sox were widely expected to win the series, so the beginning of the best-of-7 set seemed, at least, auspicious. However, the St. Louis Cardinals came back on Thursday to squeak out a 4-2 win to knot up baseball’s ultimate contest.

Then things got wacky.

St. Louis pulled into a series lead after a bizarre win on Saturday night. There was no end to the analysis about the game-ending call: Opinion pieces were written as were some obligatory defense of the umpsby the umps, for what it's worth. ESPN trumpeted the two aforementioned stories on the event, and it even made the front page of CNN.com.

However, Boston took their turn eking out the same supposedly small victory, a 4-2 margin that once again tied things up Sunday night. And with a defensive showdown in Game 5, won 3-1 by the Red Sox, the World Series was all but over. With Game 6 to be played at Fenway in Boston, wild reports circulated of record prices being set for the city's first chance, in this lifetime, to witness a championship.

The Red Sox famously hadn't won the World Series since 1918, but suddenly found themselves in the spotlight, winning twice in the last 10 years. However, the 2004 championship was a sweep, ending in Game 4 at Busch Stadium, when the Red Sox beat the Cardinals. Most recently, they swept the 2007 World Series against the Colorado Rockies, finishing Game 4 in Denver. Thus, the people of Boston tingled for a closing win at home.

When the Cardinals had trouble with the plane getting them to Boston, it seemed as though things were primed for the Red Sox to close everything down for the season. Game 6 did indeed slam the door on baseball for the year, and Boston did it in near-dominating fashion. In the largest romp of this World Series since Game 1, the Red Sox won their 8th World Series title 6-1, holding the Cardinals scoreless until the seventh inning, at which point Boston was firmly in charge.

Nike sent out their obligatory tweet and the people of Boston celebrated like they hadn't seen this in 100-plus yearswhich, in a way, they haven't. Congratulations to the Boston Red Sox on winning it all, especially since it finally came on their home field. That said, they've won the World Series three times now since 2004.

news

The Daily Word in San Francisco limousine fire, a man's boa constrictors and Bangladesh riots

San Francisco limousine catches fire, killing five women trapped inside.

Riots in Bangladesh, over an anti-blasphemy law, have left 19 people dead.

Risso could play in the majors!

Julia Martinez, 16, is being charged for first degree murder for the death of Maurice Gonzales.

Sure, Cobb. You can keep your boas.

news

The daily word in Beirut blast, meteor shower and sexy Big Bird.

Bomb blast in Beirut kills at least eight.

The Orionid meteor shower is set to peak this weekend!

New Mexico organic peanut plant is cleaning up after national recall.

Madonna is getting into all sorts of trouble.

Dressing up as sexy Big Bird is just so not cool and Sesame Street agrees.

Tigers end Yankees season with four game sweep.

Now you can help Mitt catch women with his binder!

Marathon meeting ends in a “no” for new Westside Wal-Mart.

Forget the Fountain of Youth. Here is the real secret to staying young forever.

Obama and Romney bring comedic relief to annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Dinner

Man pleads guilty to punching Darth Vader’s wife.

Somebody help this poor puppy!

dreams

Rowdy’s Dream Blog #264: The mini batting game.

A kid with a crew cut gets another high score on the mini batting game. I tell him, "They should just give you that thing."

Today's Events

Fierce Women Warriors Labor Day Party at Tractor Brewery Wells Park

Rick Overton is ready to bring out the Fierce Woman Warrior in you.

Comedy superstar Rick Overton headlines a Labor Day party in honor of the backbone of our community—working men and women.

Kenny Skywolf • blues at Mine Shaft Tavern

New Mexico Wine Festival at Loretto Park

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