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V.24 No.9 | 02/26/2015

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The Daily Word in mental health taxes, a house thief and true love

By Mark Lopez [ Fri Feb 27 2015 9:11 AM ]
The Daily Word

Eight people died last night in a series of shootings in south-central Missouri.

Jim Inhofe provided a little show-and-tell on the Senate floor.

A California couple who'd been married for 67 years died on the same day while holding hands. That's love, y'all.

Porn lovers can rejoice, as Google has lifted the “explicit sexual content” ban on Blogger.

Season 3 of “House of Cards” is now live on Netflix, y'all! Note: SPOILERS in the following link.

A Rio Rancho mother is “disturbed” by a pornographic book her son checked out of his high school library.

Bernalillo County commissioners approved a tax hike that'll go to mental health services.

Snap! APS has decided to close schools today. Snow day!

Apparently, a thief in Oregon stole an entire house. No, really.

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V.24 No.4 |

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The Daily Word in police errors, guns and standing while peeing

By Mark Lopez [ Fri Jan 23 2015 9:30 AM ]
The Daily Word

What were the “errors” made by Cleveland Police that led to the fatal shooting of 12-year-old Tamir Rice?

Thousands are gathering in Riyadh to pay their respects to Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al Saud, who passed away yesterday.

66-year-old Rodney L. Halbower is being charged with two counts of murder in connection with the serial killings of six women in 1976.

TSA seized a record 2,212 firearms from carry-on luggage in 2014, 83 percent of which were loaded. Hot damn!

Tai Chan, a New Mexico deputy being charged for the murder of a former fellow deputy, is asking the judge to let him go home to Santa Fe while he awaits trial.

A kidnapping phone scam is plaguing New Mexico residents.

Since the GOP now has the majority in the New Mexico House, bishops want to restrict late-term abortions.

A special needs educational assistant at Belen High School is being charged with having a sexual relationship with one of her students.

A German judge rules: The man can pee standing up!

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V.24 No.1 |

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The Daily Word in Cuomo's passing, WIPP and TV bloopers

By Mark Lopez [ Fri Jan 2 2015 9:12 AM ]
The Daily Word

Former New York Gov. Mario Cuomo died yesterday at the age of 82 from natural causes.

Police believe a man in California killed his wife and son, and critically wounded his daughter, before taking his own life on New Year's Eve.

Jeb Bush resigned from all his board memberships and is possibly eyeing a presidential run.

Immigrants who are now in the US illegally may be able to get driver's licenses in California.

23-year-old Christian Gomez of Florida is being accused of decapitating his mother on New Year's Eve.

Gov. Susana Martinez' inaugural ball attracted a lot of protesters.

Bernalillo County Commissioner Wayne Johnson says a minimum wage increase that was supposed to take effect on Jan. 1 didn't happen due to a “simple oversight.”

After a leak at WIPP in February 2014, the US government has denied $8 million of performance-based pay to the contractor running the joint.

ICYMI: The Huffington Post has a collection of 2014 TV news bloopers that are worth checking out.

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By Mark Lopez [ Fri Jan 2 2015 9:12 AM ]
The Daily Word

Former New York Gov. Mario Cuomo died yesterday at the age of 82 from natural causes.

Police believe a man in California killed his wife and son, and critically wounded his daughter, before taking his own life on New Year's Eve.

Jeb Bush resigned from all his board memberships and is possibly eyeing a presidential run.

Immigrants who are now in the US illegally may be able to get driver's licenses in California.

23-year-old Christian Gomez of Florida is being accused of decapitating his mother on New Year's Eve.

Gov. Susana Martinez' inaugural ball attracted a lot of protesters.

Bernalillo County Commissioner Wayne Johnson says a minimum wage increase that was supposed to take effect on Jan. 1 didn't happen due to a “simple oversight.”

After a leak at WIPP in February 2014, the US government has denied $8 million of performance-based pay to the contractor running the joint.

ICYMI: The Huffington Post has a collection of 2014 TV news bloopers that are worth checking out.

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V.23 No.50 |

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The Daily Word in Ferguson police, UNM experiments and Empty Socks

By Mark Lopez [ Fri Dec 12 2014 10:28 AM ]
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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.48 | 11/27/2014
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By Devin D. O’Leary
From California to Germany, it’s funny because it happened to someone else.
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V.23 No.45 |

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The Daily Word in bin Laden's shooter, Detroit's bankruptcy and brains

By Mark Lopez [ Fri Nov 7 2014 9:11 AM ]
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A judge has delayed the sentencing for friends of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the Boston Marathon bomber, due to a question still pending before the US Supreme Court over what is considered “tangible” evidence.

Due to recent marijuana legalization victories in Oregon, Alaska and Washington, DC, pot proponents are looking toward California to make it legal for recreational use.

After the name of Osama bin Laden's shooter was revealed, other members of SEAL Team Six are speaking out in disagreement over who actually fired the fatal shot.

A judge is expected to rule today on a restructuring plan that could get Detroit out of bankruptcy.

New Zealand has withdrawn its charge against AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd for allegedly trying to “procure a murder.”

A priest in Gallup, N.M., up and left the church, leaving parishioners wondering why he left and if he took any of the church's money with him.

Dr. Kent Kiehl of the Mind Research Network in Albuquerque says that the brains of child killers are “strikingly different” from those of other children.

The city council voted 8-0 last night to approve the Department of Justice's agreement, which gives APD four years to make necessary reforms aimed at their use of excessive force and how they deal with mentally ill people.

Elaine, a 38-year-old chimpanzee, gave birth to twins at the BioPark Zoo this past week!

This little guy was really upset that he couldn't vote.

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V.23 No.36 |

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The Daily Word in yearbook woes, the job market and free pot

By Mark Lopez [ Fri Sep 5 2014 10:08 AM ]
The Daily Word

Economists say the job growth in August wasn't very good, but there's no reason to worry.

In Florida, a missing autistic boy was found unharmed; however, the man he was found with is suspected of four murders.

A Maine mother is fighting the state over a do-not-resuscitate order placed on her injured child.

Another individual has come forward to sue Penn State in regard to the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.

Brooksville, Fla. vs. red light cameras

Open space officers located a group of hikers who went missing yesterday in the Embudito area. All three were unharmed.

The autopsy report has been released for the gruesome killing of Emily Lambert in March in Carlsbad, N.M.

People in Portales, N.M., are outraged at topless photos in a high school yearbook.

What's on your New Mexico bucket list?

Starting next summer, citizens in Berkeley, Calif., who make less than $32,000 can get free pot. Assuming they have a medical marijuana card, of course.

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V.23 No.35 |

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The Daily Word in "Longmire" cancellation, kids with guns and affirmative consent

By Mark Lopez [ Fri Aug 29 2014 9:02 AM ]
The Daily Word

Nidal Hasan, who was sentenced to death last year for fatally shooting 13 people at Ft. Hood, Texas, in 2009, has asked to be made a citizen of the Islamic State.

California passes an “affirmative consent” bill to address the problem of rape on campuses.

A police officer in Atlanta was arrested for allegedly killing a woman he met online and then burning her body.

Soaring rents prove problematic for people living in urban areas, as that's where everyone wants to be.

The Washington Post on young children and guns.

Albuquerque authorities are investigating a robbery at a Dairy Queen, during which an employee shot and killed the suspected robber.

So, not only did they still a car, but they left a bag of caca and a gun?

A judge will decide today whether to grant the $350,000 buyout for former APS Superintendent Winston Brooks.

Longmire,” formerly shot in Garson Studios in Santa Fe, has been canceled. Now fans wonder whether another network will pick it up for a fourth season.

A couple guys found out why those rocks in Death Valley move.

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V.23 No.30 |

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The Daily Word in the president's popularity, porcelain presents and one big fart

By Mark Lopez [ Fri Jul 25 2014 9:05 AM ]
The Daily Word

Authorities believe bad weather caused an Air Algerie plane to crash in Mali, resulting in the deaths of 118 people on board.

The Palestinian Fatah movement calls for a “day of rage” in honor and respect for those suffering in Gaza.

Obama is meeting with the presidents of Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador today to urge them to slow the number of immigrants coming toward the US.

Speaking of President Obama, according to a CNN poll, 33 percent of Americans think the president should be impeached.

A Michigan dog-owner may be charged with involuntary manslaughter after his two canines fatally mauled a man.

California Police are investigating a number of incidents where porcelain dolls have been left in front of homes of little girls they resemble. Cause that's not at all creepy.

Albuquerque police and the Department of Justice “announced progress in reaching a deal designed to fix the problems the [DOJ] report identified.”

Two men who did construction work without licenses and ripped off numerous individuals will face criminal charges.

The sister of a homeless man who was beaten to death by three teenagers speaks out.

According to the ABQ Journal, the two APD officers who shot and killed Jeremy Robertson on Tuesday have shot and killed other men within the last four years.

Feeling flatulant? Head to Dover!

V.23 No.25 | 6/19/2014
Odds and Ends

Odds & Ends

By Devin D. O’Leary
From Ukraine to Alabama, it’s funny because it happened to someone else.
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V.23 No.24 |

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The Daily Word in hungry gators, a stegomastodon skull and a POW's return

By Mark Lopez [ Fri Jun 13 2014 9:34 AM ]
The Daily Word

Colleges look at fraternities to ease the pressure.

Secretary of State John Kerry sent a message to Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, urging Iraqis to “come together,” as Al Qaeda-inspired militants continue their march toward Baghdad.

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, an American prisoner of war, has been returned to the states.

A priest was shot and killed at a church in Phoenix, Ariz., while another was wounded.

Bobby Lee Pearson, who was on trial for a burglary charge, died in a fight mere hours after being acquitted.

You don't want your gun? Take it to the landfill!

Two Chinese nationals were apprehended and face federal charges for trying to buy military sensors from an Albuquerque company and smuggle them back to China.

Doctors at UNM Hospital are trying to reconstruct an 8-month-old child's organs after she was allegedly raped by her mother's boyfriend.

It's a stegomastodon skull!

A Louisiana tour guide likes to swim with gators … and feed them … with his mouth.

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V.23 No.11 |

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The Daily Word in Mark Zuckerberg's complaints, a WIPP truck and a dog-eating python

By Mark Lopez [ Fri Mar 14 2014 9:52 AM ]
The Daily Word

High schools are just now catching on that a later start time means healthier students. Did you think beauty rest was a myth?

Authorities now think the Malaysian plane that's been missing for almost a week was “deliberately flown off-course.”

The NSA has made Mark Zuckerberg so mad that he called the President to complain.

Police in California arrested a teen father for allegedly biting the nose off his 1-month-old son because he wouldn't stop crying.

It's looking like fewer planes are gonna land in Albuquerque.

Renatta Torres, mother of Christopher Torres (who was fatally shot by APD almost three years ago), took to the stand to talk about her son.

Anthony Samora, 46, is getting life in prison, plus 27 years, for raping and murdering a 16-year-old boy. This was his second conviction for rape.

According to a report released today, a truck that caught fire at WIPP was “improperly maintained.”

I guess this just adds to the many reasons I don't like snakes.

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V.23 No.8 |

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The Daily Word in Detroit's bankruptcy, racism at Ole Miss and a Twix obsession

By Mark Lopez [ Fri Feb 21 2014 9:46 AM ]
The Daily Word

President Obama is meeting with the Dalai Lama today. And China ain't happy about it.

A court will hear several groups' petitions for appeal regarding Detroit's eligibility to file for bankruptcy protection.

Someone wants to split Cali into six parts...

Racism is still brewing at Ole Miss.

A murder suspect was found living and working in an Albuquerque motel. Do I hear discount?

A stabbing in northwest Albuquerque sent three people to the hospital, and police think they have all the suspects in custody.

Brandon Villalobos' lawyer says that his lack of mental capacity could be a key component in his defense. Villalobos is accused of killing 12-year-old Alex Madrid.

Now, I love a good Twix. But this is dedication.

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V.22 No.40 |

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The Daily Word in Dayton's immigrants, the mayoral election and randy tarantulas

By Mark Lopez [ Mon Oct 7 2013 10:29 AM ]
The Daily Word

While the government shutdown still looms, Congress is questioning whether the debt ceiling will be increased and ponders the likelihood of a default.

Al Qaeda fugitive Abu Anas al-Libi was captured in Libya over the weekend and is being held on the U.S.S. San Antonio in the Mediterranean Sea before being taken to New York to be prosecuted.

“World's first flexible OLED [organic light-emitting diode] panel for smartphones"? LG corners the market on curved screens and such.

Dayton, Ohio sees improvements in its economy by lending help to people immigrating to the US.

After an anti-abortion group was accused of picketing a doctor's house in Bernalillo County, the county commissioners are looking into an anti-picketing ordinance to prevent this from happening again.

Jerry Chavez is accused of stabbing his estranged wife to death while his two boys, ages 6 and 12, witnessed the crime. Though his friends have stated that he is a good, Christian man and “would never kill anyone.”

With the mayoral election happening tomorrow, the question remains: Will there be a runoff?

Who knew tarantulas really like to get it on?

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