V.22 No.41 |
The Daily Word in the debt ceiling, pesky interest rates and political superheroes
With three days before the debt-ceiling deadline, the White House and the House Republicans are still having discussions and working toward avoiding a default.
A San Francisco man is recovering after having spent 19 days lost in the woods in Mendocino County, surviving on squirrels, lizards and berries.
Your medical insurance won't cover this procedure? Sure, we can help you, but watch out for those interest rates!
Three Americans won the Nobel prize in economics for their work in assets.
A man wanted in connection with a Georgia murder was found in Albuquerque during a drug raid.
After nine missing children were reunited with their parents on Sunday evening, inquiries of abuse and an investigation of the Tierra Blanca Ranch still looms.
The 42nd Annual Balloon Fiesta wrapped up last night, and what a good finale it was!
What do your favorite superheroes think about political issues?
V.22 No.34 | 8/22/2013
Demonstrators Denounce Anti-Abortion Shills on Civic Plaza
A coalition of abortion-rights activists, local politicians and members of the Jewish community held a rally Tuesday afternoon in downtown Albuquerque to denounce and demand protection from domestic terrorism. About 200 people gathered on Civic Plaza and listened, as rally organizers blasted out-of-state anti-abortion activists for terrorist acts, including inappropriate protests and demonstrations at the New Mexico Holocaust & Intolerance Museum, a birthing center and the office of a local family physician.
The rally comes little more than two weeks after teens from a California-based teen anti-abortion group converged on the museum, holding a large banner declaring, “ABQ: America’s Aushwitz [sic],” while others passed out graphic photos of aborted fetuses and “wanted-style” postcards with pictures, names and addresses of local doctors. The teens were in town as a part of a public-awareness campaign supporting a proposed ballot measure to restrict late-term abortions within Albuquerque city limits.
While former Lieutenant Governor Diane Denish, the rally's first speaker, gave a brief account of life before Roe v. Wade, a female rally-goer could be heard shouting, “NO MORE COAT HANGERS.” Denish recalled the days when women had to take “desperate measures” to end unwanted pregnancies.
“I am a mother of two daughters and a grandmother of two granddaughters, and I want them to have the same rights to safe abortion that has been legal for the past 40 years,” she said.
The measure, if approved, would outlaw abortions after 20 weeks, unless medical professionals deemed the pregnancy a threat to the mother’s health; it would not allow exceptions for cases of rape, incest or severe fetal anomaly. Albuquerque voters will have to decide the measure during a special election, because there isn't enough time for the City Council to approve the resolution for October’s upcoming ballot.
V.22 No.24 |
The Daily Word in Arizona's voting law, news on same sex marriage and New Mexico fire updates
Supreme Court shuts down Arizona voting law that requires people to show citizenship verification.
A Pew Study concludes that news stories revolving around same sex marriage have taken on more of a supportive stance rather than an opposing view.
So ... they're still looking for Jimmy Hoffa?
Zimmerman trial enters second week of jury selection.
New Mexico wildfire update from fire officials: Thompson Ridge is 80 percent contained. Tres Lagunas is 90 percent contained. Jaroso is zero percent contained. White's Peak is 25 percent contained, and Silver Fire is five percent contained.
Some Albuquerque home invaders messed with the wrong woman.
Some don't see eye to eye on the "Rio Grande Vision."
So now you wanna lick some eyeballs?
V.20 No.11 |
Overheard at the ER
Five Hours In The Presbyterian Emergency Room
Fourtysomething barefoot man, in handcuffs, led out by police:
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Celebrate the darkest day of the year with a collection of short films, including science fiction, horror and dark fantasy.
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