The Daily Word in the legislature, donut stealing, the Whirlaway and catching bass with half a nightcrawler
Here is a preview of the coming gridiron battle between our glorious Lobo Football team and the Boise State Broncos.
Meanwhile, a New Mexican man was arrested in Nueva York for allegedly stealing a donut.
Also in today's news, a couple from Florida is visiting our Balloon Fiesta for the 27th time along with their lofty ride, the Whirlaway.
Excel Energy has completed work on a high-voltage electrical transmission line that will serve customers in the Eastern part of this state.
Proactively addressing climate change is a thing at UNM-Taos.
And speaking of our flagship university, NM's congressional delegation announced that UNM will receive a grant "to provide training, licensing and induction services to Native Americans interested in pursuing a career in education."
Kirtland Air Force Base is celebrating its 75th anniversary.
Los Alamos National Laboratories will soon stop disposing of low-level nuclear waste onsite, say recent reports.
Just last week, Nancy Armijo caught and released a 14-inch largemouth bass while fishing the south end of the Central Pond at Tingley Beach. She was using half a nightcrawler as bait.
The Daily Word in APD's BAC blues, The Fastest Nun in The West and John MacAfee on the Ashley-Madison hack
Authorities in Colorado are issuing arrest warrants for the new and now former deputy superintendent of APS, who is facing child sexual assault charges there.
A group of trucks stopped traffic and did donuts for a while on I-25 near Montgomery last Sunday.
The "Fastest Nun in the West" is on her way to possible sainthood.
Stock markets rebounded from yesterday's crash after China once again cut its central interest rate.
Some kid in Taiwan accidentally poked a hole in a 17th century oil painting worth millions.
Although they're banned in Albuquerque pools, business at a mermaid tail swim school in Toronto is going swimmingly.
A girl who had been teased for liking boy stuff like Star Wars caught the attention of another Star Wars fan and ended up with some custom Storm Trooper armor and a meet with Weird Al.
Finding the best donuts in Burque
The Daily Word in friends in high places, freedom of (adult) speech and Homer's fave
Former Liberian president Charles Taylor was sentenced to 50 years in prison for “heinous and brutal” war crimes.
The seemingly endless GOP presidential nomination season ends with Mitt as the last one standing. He celebrates with Donald Trump.
Governor Susana Martinez is scheduled to return from California today after attending private PAC fundraisers. Susana PAC has almost a million dollars in its coffers, which the guv aims to use in key state legislative races.
Wikileaks’ Julian Assange still has a little time left to fight Swedish extradition charges, although he lost his latest appeal.
In a split decision, the state Supreme Court upheld the Guild Cinema's conviction for violating a city ordinance prohibiting adult film screenings, which the theater argues infringed on free speech rights.
War veterans make stops in New Mexico as they bike across the country to raise awareness about many serious issues that face returning service members.
Roger Federer broke grand slam records with his most recent win at the French Open, while Novak Djokovic successfully battled into the third round.
Notorious cult leader and mass murderer Charles Manson could have ties to unsolved cases in the L.A. area.
Fake businesses I co-own
Daily Word 5.15.11: death of the arcade; Eurotras... er vision; Tim Horton expansion
Dolores Fuller, once Ed Wood's wife, died.
British woman beheaded in supermarket.
Eurovision contest winner AND links to all the other countries' performances. Woah, what's that smell?
George W.Bush was eating souffle when he got the call about Bin Laden's death.
Lady Gaga's penis shoes.
Penis-related Cannes update.
Switzerland seeks to stopper suicide tourism.
Bin Laden compound porn stash.
Army Corps of Engineers opened a spillway to ease swollen Mississippi river.
Review of awesomely bad film "Priest," with trailer.
Death of the arcade.
Special Olympics New Mexico
Area 5 Unified Volleyball Competition
Today this writer had the pleasure of attending the Area Five Unified Volleyball Competition held at Johnson Gym on the UNM campus. In a nutshell, New Mexico is divided into Six Areas. Bernalillo, Sandoval, Torrance, Valencia and Socorro are all in Area Five. Unified means there are disabled and non-disabled players on the teams together.
The atmosphere in the arena was laid back and jocular, with athletes in particular taking pleasure in their game. There was yelling. There were victory dances before matches even started. Most importantly though, the volleyball matches were filled with knuckle-biting climaxes that rivaled the third period in a'79 vintage Rangers vs. Islanders hockey game.
Check out the official Special Olympics New Mexico website and schedule here. Events are free, and everyone is welcome. Check out the Rio Rancho Area Five fundraiser t.v. spot if you haven't seen it yet.
Noda’s Japanese Cuisine—I’m mourning the loss of one of the best Japanese restaurants in the state. Some friends and I were planning a night out and wanted to make reservations for Noda’s omakase dinner—a sumptuous, prix fixe feast prepared in a manner you’d expect from a four-star establishment. Noda’s inventive dishes included top-quality ingredients in distinctive presentations. I once had a dessert consisting of a sweet rice cake shaped like a fig, stuffed with sweet bean paste and partially wrapped with a fragrant, salty/sweet shiso leaf. Alas, Noda’s closed the doors at its Trinity Plaza location in Rio Rancho this winter.
It’s Time to Eat the Doughnuts
Nothing beats the sugary fragrance of tender, fried dough. The doughnut is a pastry made to be eaten fresh—best with morning coffee or tea. I decided to seek out Albuquerque shops dedicated to the glazed, sprinkled, filled and frosted treats, and found only four independent shops competing with four Dunkin' Donuts and two Krispy Kreme locations.
The Daily Word, Top News Stories for 03.01.10: Tinkerbell, Roger Daltry, Earthquake Photos.
A Dunkin’ Donuts employee fell in a sewage pit and died. Literally.
A 23-year-old mentally disabled woman was tortured to death by her own mother.
Here are some photos of Chile’s earthquake damage.
At the Olympics, USA set the record for most medals and Canada tied the record for most gold medals.
Weed can make you crazy.
You’re never too old to find a dinosaur fossil in your garden.
Jim Carrey has a grandson. Imagine the wacky faces they’ll make at each other.
Tinkerbell Fairy Cooter Toy recalled.
Someone made an excellent loop of the Final Placement guitar solo. You must experience it.
Albuquerque’s Shannon Ziegler survived the Chilean earthquake.
An Albuquerque man racked up a $700 phone bill trying to get unemployment benefits.
Albuquerque’s Ghost Bikes: I saw one at Comanche and Pennsylvania this weekend.
Orlando Jaramillo pretended to be a cop.
Teenagers wrecked a home.
The Legislature will try to pass a budget in special session today.
It’s Roger Daltry’s birthday. Here’s one of his most important performances.