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V.23 No.42 |

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The Daily Word in Ebola, New Mexico arrests and a giant butt-plug

By Mark Lopez [ Fri Oct 17 2014 9:25 AM ]
The Daily Word

Texas health officials have ordered that anyone who visited the room of the first Ebola patient in a Dallas hospital pretty much quarantine themselves for 21 days.

Vice President Joe Biden's son was discharged from the Navy Reserves for dipping into some nose candy.

President Obama is set to appoint Ron Klain as his “Ebola czar.”

Denver police warn parents of trick-or-treaters that some candy might not be what it seems … aka it's got weed in it.

MMA fighter Jonathan Koppenhaver (aka War Machine) attempted suicide in prison. He's currently being held for the savage beating and kidnapping of ex-girlfriend Christy Mack.

A shooting took place in Downtown Albuquerque, near Third and Silver, that left one person dead.

Guess those lapel cameras are good for something. APD police officer Jared Frazier's cam caught a woman trying to falsely accuse him of sexual assault after arresting her for a DWI.

It's not exactly BUSTED, but KOAT's got you covered if you wanna see photos of New Mexicans who've recently been arrested.

APS pays $175,000 to a middle school principal, settling a lawsuit over claims of retaliation by former superintendent Winston Brooks.

A giant butt-plug (oops, I mean tree) in Paris has French folks in a tizzy.

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V.23 No.36 |

News

The Daily Word in jet fuel, horse meat and performance art

By Samantha Anne Carrillo [ Thu Sep 4 2014 11:42 AM ]
The Daily Word

The New Mexico Public Education Department is grabbing the financial reins for a group of troubled Albuquerque charter schools.

It may rain this week. *fingers crossed*

The New Mexico State Fair is less than a week away. Eat something fried for me.

Azul Burrito Co., we barely knew ye.

UNM is "not substantially compliant" with the Clery Act, which requires schools to properly communicate and monitor campus safety issues.

"Breaking Bad" is the gift that keeps on giving.

Colonel Tom Miller asks for a take-back on previously submitted KAFB jet fuel spill data.

Today in cultural relativity, zoo animals in Albuquerque will probably get to eat horse meat. And that's not unusual.

Performance art ain't dead yet, and thank goodness (and folks like Emma Sulkowicz) for that.

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V.23 No.34 |

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The Daily Word in EBOLA, OMG EBOLA

By Ty Bannerman [ Wed Aug 27 2014 12:12 PM ]
The Daily Word

A man pointed his finger at Santa Fe private school students and said “pew pew.” This didn’t go over well.

Albuquerque, as a whole, has been revealed to be a terrible driver. And Albuquerque, as a whole, gives a knowing laugh.

A Washington D.C. based consultant has some interesting ideas for making our Downtown more walkable.

A UNM professor is looking into why APD’s lapel cameras are always switching off at key moments, which is really weird, and must be because of, I dunno, a chip or something? Or a wire? Yeah, that's it. Probably a wire.

Air France has suspended flights because of… bum bum bum… EBOLA. Let's all freak out.

And a 9-year-old girl fatally shot her instructor with an automatic Uzi during a practice session gone wrong.

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The Daily Word in David Correia, homelessness and ancient shrimp

By August March [ Thu Aug 21 2014 12:16 PM ]
The Daily Word

Battery charges against UNM professor, local activist, and Alibi contributor David Correia have been dropped.

A local man allegedly rode to his appointment with a probation officer on a stolen electric shopping cart.

The Albuquerque Isotopes won on the road last night after losing 6 of 7 in their last home stand.

An ancient species of shrimp lives in Albuquerque.

APD has a brand-new “crisis vehicle."

The City Council is considering raising the gross receipts tax in order to assuage homelessness.

A Burque balloon factory is in the works.

Puddles of urine found at the BioPark Zoo may have human sources.

Some of the intersections downtown are dangerous.

Operations at the City’s Police Oversight Committee have officially been suspended.

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V.23 No.10 |

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The Daily Word in New Mexico land, a general's court-martial and ninjas

By Mark Lopez [ Fri Mar 7 2014 8:48 AM ]
The Daily Word

CNM's getting a Downtown location, y'all.

Albuquerque is getting a “Living Cities” grant, which will help with Downtown revitalization, low-income residents and community improvement.

President Obama's budget proposal could result in more access to New Mexico public lands.

Three more accusers have come forward against Rusty Glanton, a tumbling coach who was accused of “criminal sexual contact of a minor” in January.

The court-martial is underway for a US general accused of sexually assault.

A transgender woman was told by CrossFit that she couldn't compete in the women's strength competition. Now she's suing them.

Brig. Gen. Peggy C. Combs is the first woman to take command of Fort Knox. Not bad.

An abortion clinic in McAllen, Texas closed its doors yesterday due to new state restrictions. The law is expected to be “fully implemented” in September, which will leave only six clinics in the state of Texas.

Wait … there's actual employment for ninjas? With no experience required? Guess I'm moving to Japan.

V.22 No.51 | 12/19/2013
icanteachyouhowtodoit via flickr.com.

Food News

Local Business Buffet Edition

By Nora Hickey
Steep your senses or chow some trans-fat-free El Pinto chips with our roundup of happenings in the Albuquerque food scene.
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V.22 No.49 |

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The Daily Word in Mandela's death, bathroom surveillance and bad dirt

By Mark Lopez [ Fri Dec 6 2013 10:33 AM ]
The Daily Word

Nelson Mandela, the former president of South Africa, died yesterday at the age of 95.

It looks like Carrie Underwood struck gold (not really). Apparently, even though not everyone loved it, The Sound of Music was watched by many.

Over 100 people were left dead in Bangui, Central African Republic, due to political unrest between Muslim rebels and Christian citizens.

Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston has not been charged with rape.

Shaine Sherrill, who was shot by APD officers Sunday afternoon, did not have a gun. Apparently, Sherrill was suicidal and had said he wanted to be shot by police.

Just for future reference, when you use the wrong dirt … it might cause some setbacks.

Andrew Coppler faces up to nine years in prison after being convicted of second-degree murder for the death of his father.

A restaurant owner is facing some scrutiny for putting a surveillance camera in the men's bathroom. Yikes.

V.22 No.39 | 9/26/2013
One of Thai Saweiy’s several curry offerings
Eric Williams ericwphoto.com

Restaurant Review

American Blend

Thai Saweiy offers pan-Asian Tex-Mex

By Ari LeVaux
Tex-Mex meets pan-Asian at Downtown’s Thai Saweiy
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V.22 No.21 |

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The Daily Word in Michele Bachmann, eagerly murderous beavers and crazy, crazy goats

By Ty Bannerman [ Wed May 29 2013 9:11 AM ]
The Daily Word

The seemingly-mythical Downtown grocery store may soon be one step closer to becoming a part of our reality.

Here's a guy who decided that drunk driving wasn't dangerous enough.

The New Mexico Mind Research Institute is scanning prisoners' brains to try and predict whether they will re-offend. We can only assume that this will result in a future super-villain's origin story.

Tea Party fave and all around crazy/evil person Michele Bachmann won't be seeking congressional re-election. So sorry to see her go.

Hard-working, industrious beaver industriously murders man.

Video games don't offer a very nuanced portrayal of women. But don't make a video about it or youtube users will get it removed.

A goat went crazy, goat style.

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V.21 No.39 |
North America
North America

music

North America, Pancakes! and The Rip Torn rock Sister tonight

By Samantha Anne Carrillo [ Fri Sep 28 2012 3:41 PM ]

Do your Friday night plans involve a pint of Ben and Jerry's and your DVR? If your answer is yes and you're psyched about that, I can dig it, but, if your answer is yes and you're not excited, here's a last-minute Friday night show announcement.

North America is back in town for the night and will perform at Sister (407 Central Avenue NW), along with Pancakes! and The Rip Torn. The 21-and-over fun begins at 9 p.m. and there's a $5 cover. Check out the below videos and weigh the costs and benefits of your current plans against rocking out at a killer show in a new Downtown venue.

Hayley's Ghost - North America from Supernormals on Vimeo.

LIPBITER from seth s. scott on Vimeo.

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V.21 No.39 | 9/27/2012
The Sicilian sandwich features pepperoni,capicolla and a zing of Italian dressing.
Eric Williams ericwphoto.com

Restaurant Review

A World of Sandwiches

By Ty Bannerman
Cheese & Coffee Café Downtown offers wide variety and a homey feel.
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V.21 No.30 | 7/26/2012
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Feature

Crimes of the Anasazi: Getting busted in Downtown’s embattled high-rise

By Ty Bannerman [ Mon Jul 30 2012 4:52 PM ]

It wasn’t a good idea. We knew that at the time, but I guess we thought we would get away with it.

On March 23, 2011, Mike Smith and I took the bus down Central through Albuquerque’s neon-lit Downtown. We were headed toward the Anasazi building. At nine stories tall, it towered over other buildings on the block, and its pueblo-influenced, multitier design gave its dark, empty windows romantic intrigue. Could we get in? What was inside? What would it be like to be one of the few people who had looked out of those lofty windows?

Near the very top of its eastern face, there was a tantalizing sign that entry was possible: A graffiti rainbow coursed from the rooftop down the bare side. If that artist could get in, so could we. We didn’t think about what would happen if we got caught; we just wanted to see it from the inside.

Eric Williams ericwphoto.com

Feature

Crimes of the Anasazi

Getting busted in Downtown’s embattled high-rise

By Ty Bannerman

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V.21 No.27 | 7/5/2012

Gene Grant

Downtown Action

How do we make it go?

By Gene Grant
A decade ago, Albuquerque was ranked No. 1 as having potential for a creative economy. Urban density was a key component. So how’s it going?
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V.21 No.26 | 6/28/2012
lyzadanger / CC BY-SA 2.0

Food

More details on the coming Downtown grocery store

By Russell Page, fearless intern [ Thu Jun 28 2012 3:36 PM ]

Mayor Richard Berry held a press conference this afternoon to announce plans for a Downtown grocery. He stood on the property where the store will be built, a 1-acre vacant lot on Silver between 2nd and 3rd Streets.

There’s not yet a national chain or local grocer selected to move in. Instead, the city will put out a request for proposals on Friday. Developers will have 120 days to respond. The mayor said he is confident there will be plenty of proposals.

Berry says he hopes this will be another successful Downtown public-private partnership like the Lofts at Albuquerque High and the Alvarado Transportation Center.

The city purchased the land in 2000 for $575,000. In 2003, the city removed six underground storage tanks so the property could be certified as free of any contamination. The mayor characterizes the parcel, which is flat and contains nothing but dirt and asphalt, as “a very buildable site.”

“Downtown needs a grocery store,” says Berry. “I’ve been hearing that since I took over as mayor. We’ve been hearing about this for years.”

This will come as welcome news to Downtown’s 10,000 residents and 30,000 workers. Once the lofts are completed across the street from the site, Berry speculates there will be 500 people living there who will make regular use of the grocery store.

There has not been a full-service grocery store in Downtown since the ’30s. The nearest option right now is a Lowe’s on 11th Street and Lomas.

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