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V.22 No.18 |

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The Daily Word in the incredible story of the Cleveland hostages, pink dolphins and hairy visors

The Daily Word

Reported cases of HIV infection are on the increase on the Navajo Reservation.

Colorado pot legalization involves some new taxes that may not have the support of pro-marijuana groups.

KOAT reports a rash of bike thefts downtown.

Are some of our contemporary English words identical to words from a 15,000 year old "proto-Eurasiatic" Ice Age language?

Kidnapped in Cleveland, hostages for ten years and an instant-classic TV interview.

The United States finally came out and accused China of cyber-espionage.

The pink dolphins of Hong Kong are dying.

I bet Bill Richardson could get Led Zeppelin back together.

The ABBA museum in Stockholm is now open!

This article explains the origins the conservative Islamist movement in Bangladesh.

There's only enough room in this world for one manufacturer of "visors with simulated hair," AKA hairy-hats.

On this day in 1980, Yugoslavian dictator Josip Tito was buried.

V.21 No.44 |

news

The Daily Word in hazmat, more Gangnam Style and Penn State prez

The Daily Word

People in Santa Teresa, N.M., were told to stay inside and seal windows and vents. Turns out, 200 people got sick, and an unknown hazardous material caused it. The industrial park reopened yesterday.

Gary Johnson's campaign splices him into the presidential debates.

Guy rode his bike through Hurricane Sandy.

Back East, people are lined up for miles to get gas.

Former Penn State president charged with perjury in Sandusky scandal.

Gene Hackman knew the dude he slapped in Santa Fe.

Dr. Kevorkian's paintings.

City councilors lodge an ethics complaint against a pro-minimum wage hike group.

Campaign finance reports filed today. So, how much did those legislative campaigns blow?

Noam Chomsky Gangnam Style

10 election oddities explained. By the British.

Is America ready for a female president?

V.21 No.44 | 11/1/2012

news

The Daily Word in Syrian ceasefire, Hurricane Sandy and WikiLeaks

The Daily Word

A funeral home sent a family their loved one’s brain in a bag. Court says they can’t sue.

Maximum sentence for a driver who killed a cyclist in January: 90 days in jail, $300 fine.

Syrian army agrees to a ceasefire from Friday to Monday.

Hurricane Sandy is heading our way.

WikiLeaks is releasing the U.S. policies on detaining people in camps and GitMo. The website hacked them from the DOD.

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei goes Gangnam style.

Why it’s so hard to fire a police officer.

Bullied teen throws herself in front of a train.

7-year-old girl writes an opera.

Legalizing marijuana is on the ballot in Washington, Colorado and Oregon.

Rape is rape, says the president.

Don’t worry about convicted sex offenders this Halloween. They’ve got a curfew.

Hobbit spoilers.

Last-minute DIY Halloween costumes.

Nirvana, the Broadway musical.

V.21 No.38 | 9/20/2012

news

The Daily Word in minimum wage, cardboard bikes and Bob Dylan

The Daily Word

State Supreme Court orders minimum wage increase back on the November ballot.

There’s a zip line at the Fair this year—and tigers.

Way to go, N.M. organ donors!

Santa Fe’s politicians call for a meeting with Zozobra organizers, saying the event should be more family-friendly.

Slinky blows physics’ mind.

The man who made the anti-Islam film causing violent protests throughout the Middle East is a 55-year-old former criminal and Coptic Christian in California, according to the Associated Press.

Protesters storm the U.S. Embassy in Yemen.

An actor from that anti-Islam film says she had no idea they were staring in a propaganda flick.

Meet the $9 recycled cardboard bike that can support a 485-pound rider.

Monica Lewinsky is writing a book, maybe.

Santa Muerte.

Wussies and pussies complain about that stuff,” says Bob Dylan in response to accusations that he’s plagiarized some of his material.

How to: Turn your wall into a projector screen for $50.

31 rad DIY projects.

The first 1,000 digits of Pi skywritten over San Francisco.

Hobby Lobby doesn’t want the Affordable Care Act to make it cover birth control for employees.

V.21 No.25 | 6/21/2012

Council Watch

No One Expects the Inquisition

This week, Councilor Rey Garduño demands answers from Albuquerque’s police chief. Plus, the Council fails to take a stand against Citizens United.
V.20 No.37 | 9/15/2011

news

The Daily Word in cocaine, doves and plus-size

The Daily Word

We might lose 50 post offices.

Politician wears blackface to say he’s Germany’s Obama.

Guy backs car into someone’s living room.

State on a $70,000 hunt for teachers who change students’ test scores.

FBI curriculum: Mainstream Muslims are likely terrorist sympathizers.

Auditor says chairman is blocking a review of the PRC.

Journal complains of the number of police escorting a bike safety ride.

Whites-only scholarships.

Moms say the darnedest things. So do significant others.

The recession has affected yet another business: Cocaine.

Doves are tasty.

Department of Transportation wants to ban e-cigs on planes. Here’s a list of other stinks that should be banned first.

American Apparel and a plus-sized debate.

Overconfidence works.

V.20 No.32 | 8/11/2011
Jake Foreman (fifth from left) and students from the Native American Community Academy
Elise Kaplan

News Feature

Where the Rubber Meets the Road

Native youth group bikes 200 miles on the Trail of the Ancients

Jake Foreman, a member of the Absentee Shawnee tribe of Oklahoma, says riding along the trail is a step toward healing historical traumas. “We’re retracing that route on bicycle and learning from spiritual leaders at every stop,” he says.
V.20 No.25 | 6/23/2011

Bikes

My two wheels get ticketed

Today across the country, cities celebrate national Dump the Pump Day by encouraging public transportation. By cutting back to one car, a two-person household can save more than $10.000 a year according to the American Public Transportation Association.

Teams from ABQ RIDE and the Rail Runner are doing their part by handing out goodies on various bus lines and Rail Runner trains throughout the day to promote a car-free lifestyle.

Me, I got a different kind of goodie.

As a bicycle commuter I wear a helmet and look both ways. But, I admit, I occasionally stretch traffic laws.

On June 16 at 9:43 a.m., a motorcycle cop flagged me down. He called me out on a violation of failing to obey the traffic control device at the corner of Silver and Cornell.

As surreal as it was to be standing on the sidewalk with my bike while an officer ran my driver's license through the system, it was even weirder to read the resulting warning notice.

License plate number—BICYCLE

Vehicle year—1900 (actually, 1988, but whatever)

Color—BLU (I'd call it gray and teal with yellow brake cables and red handle bars)

Under the line for make and model there is no mention of my aluminum frame Raleigh Technium other than BK. I think that stands for "bike."

Bicyclists are quick to defend our harmless commuting lawlessness. The truth is if we want to officers on our side, we need to follow the rules or pay the price just like everyone else on the road.

But is it wrong if I'm hoping my next violation is a speeding ticket?

V.20 No.23 | 6/9/2011

news

The Daily Word: Brown haze, war on drugs, gluten free

The Daily Word

The haze in the sky is smoke from wildfires.

Chief justice of the state Supreme Court says he did not buy his job.

Driver facing vehicular homicide charge after cyclist’s death last month.

Arizona sues the feds over medical marijuana.

Unemployment fell in New Mexico.

Google says hackers in China got into hundreds of Gmail accounts. Chinese government says that’s baloney.

Lady Gaga killed the notion of “the album.”

Two senators warn that the government is using the Patriot Act in alarming ways. But they say they can’t talk about it because it’s classified.

The war on drugs hasn’t worked, say politicians around the world. The United States and Mexico disagree.

T-Pain renounces auto-tune.

Europe’s mutant E.coli killed almost 20 people so far.

Nudism is on the decline.

Demand goes up for gluten-free, vegan baked goods, which means they’re becomming more delicious.

You can’t scrub yourself off the Internet.

V.20 No.10 | 3/10/2011

Council Watch

Pernicious Pigeons?

Police issues remain forefront during the public comment portion of the Council meetings. On Monday, March 7, councilors heard from a distraught Sylvia Fuentes, the mother of Len Fuentes, one of the 14 people shot by the Albuquerque Police Department in 2010.
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