V.23 No.52 | 12/25/2014
Beginning to See the Light
Six shows to banish the winter darkness
By August March
Show Up! delivers deets on six darkness-banishing gigs happening in Burque this week.
V.23 No.43 |
The Daily Word in Ebola, "Breaking Bad" toys and Ferguson PD's violations
By Mark Lopez [ Fri Oct 24 2014 9:16 AM ]
Dr. Craig Spencer, who's returned from treating Ebola patients in Guinea, has tested positive for the virus.
Amnesty International released a report outlining the human rights abuses carried out by Ferguson police during Michael Brown protests.
The White House is in a tizzy over what to do about its fence after several incidents of people getting onto the White House grounds.
If Aaron Paul thinks Barbies are more “damaging” than “Breaking Bad” toys, then you best believe it.
To get folks into the Halloween spirit, Huffington Post has come out with some interesting facts about All Hallows' Eve that you may not have known.
APD officers Keith Sandy and Dominique Perez probably won't face criminal charges in the federal system for the fatal shooting of James Boyd.
A man was shot in the head last night near Kit Carson Park. His condition is currently unknown, but this story is still being updated.
In an amazing tribute to a teammate's loss, the Estancia High School JV football team purchased new jerseys with the name of teammate Carlos Parra's late sister on the back. Parra's sister died from a brain tumor.
A lawsuit has been filed against UNM Hospital for failing to protect the medical and mental health records of 13-year-old Roswell shooter Mason Campbell.
A man in Pennsylvania is fighting a criminal mischief charge for painting the speed limit on a stretch of Main Street.
The Daily Word in coyotes, concealed baseball bats and the history of mourning attire
By August March [ Thu Oct 23 2014 10:23 AM ]
According to Mayor Berry, APD faces a shortage of 200 officers (or one-fifth of its police force) owing to changes in New Mexico’s government employee retirement schedule; officers who retire in 2015 will receive fewer benefits than those retiring this year.
The reward for information on the killing of Tasmanian devil Jasper is now $10,000. Yesterday, the Mayor's Office reached out to the Australian zoo that Jasper was on loan from. If you have any information about this crime, please contact Crime Stoppers at call 843-7867.
Nationwide scrutiny of Job Corps follows an investigative report; claims about the Albuquerque site include fraudulent certifications, testing problems, violence and illegal drug use.
A Rio Rancho man who stands accused of armed robberies had a baseball bat hidden in his pants.
State lawmakers were briefed about ebola readiness yesterday.
Residents of Bosque Farms are on the alert for hungry coyotes.
City officials held the first of several community meetings to discuss oversight of Albuquerque Police Department's use of force.
CSA Group has consolidated its photovoltaic certification and testing facilities here in New Mexico.
Two folks from Burque caught fish at Navajo Lake by using “LED light-up pink fishing poles.”
Death Becomes Her: A Century of Mourning Attire is now on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC. According to the exhibit overview, "The thematic exhibition is organized chronologically and features mourning dress from 1815 to 1915 ..." Death Becomes Her runs through February 1, 2015.
V.23 No.43 | 10/23/2014
The Daily Word in Peyton Manning, mood swings, intestines, and Monica Lewinsky.
By Carl Petersen & Constance Moss [ Mon Oct 20 2014 11:41 AM ]
Police captured a serial killer in Indiana.
Peyton Manning broke the touchdown record.
People born in the summer are prone to mood swings.
A mouse-grown intestine signals hope for organ growth.
Soft drinks lead to accelerated aging.
For chocolate addicts, it might actually be time to panic over the Ebola outbreak.
Bernalillo County will have deputies guarding the abandoned Sandia Ranch insane asylum against trespassers this Halloween season.
Does anyone care that Monica Lewinsky has joined Twitter?
Test your knowledge of Iron Maiden.
Still don’t have a costume idea for Halloween? Get some help from ex-con Martha Stewart.
V.23 No.42 |
The Daily Word in Ebola, New Mexico arrests and a giant butt-plug
By Mark Lopez [ Fri Oct 17 2014 9:25 AM ]
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.
The Daily Word in the First Amendment, cannabis and green chile
By Samantha Anne Carrillo [ Thu Oct 16 2014 1:27 PM ]
Democratic candidate for New Mexico Auditor Tim Keller's new attack ad uses the pop culture cachet of the A1A Car Wash from "Breaking Bad" to reference the dirt on Republican opponent Robert Aragon. Oh and the ad is narrated by "Gomie" (Steven Michael Quezada).
Virgin Galactic CEO George Whitesides announced that Spaceport America, located in the Jornada del Muerto desert basin, is just four test flights away from its inaugural commercial travel flight .
Tierra Blanca High Desert Ranch High Desert Youth Program owner/operator Scott Chandler, who stands accused of abuse and torture of troubled teens, has filed a defamation/libel lawsuit against Steve Cowen (the father of a youth resident/alleged victim), reporter Rene Romo, the New Mexico Department of Public Safety and the New Mexico State Police.
Albuquerque Police Chief Gorden Eden discusses efforts to combat a 10-49 (department code for "information") failure within APD and progress that he's made moving APD away from "siloing information."
Former New Mexico governor Gary Johnson posits that medical marijuana could be a potential treatment for ebola.
Historical teevee drama "Manhattan" was renewed for a second season by WGN America.
Former UNM student Monica Pompeo is suing the university for violating her First Amendment rights by forcing her to drop a course titled "Images of (Wo)men: From Icons to Iconoclasts." The academic conflict began when Pompeo critiqued mid-'80s lesbian romantic drama Desert Hearts by referring to lesbianism as perverse and using the word "barren" a lot.
PBS considers nuevomexicano farmers' concerns about the state green chile industry competition with out-of-state growers while coping with extreme weather's negative impact on crop yields.
Happy birthday, Oscar Wilde, Nico, Tim Robbins and Bob Mould (Hüsker Dü, Sugar).
V.23 No.42 | 10/16/2014
The Daily Word in Banksy, Snowden and clowns with knives.
By Carl Petersen [ Mon Oct 13 2014 1:16 PM ]
Does Yelp extort advertising from restaurants?
Ebola is the scariest outbreak of modern times.
Snowden’s thoughts on privacy in the digital age are worth pondering.
The driverless car is coming and you can’t stop it.
The vinyl re-release of the Ghostbusters soundtrack is marshmallow-scented.
Learn how to rob a bank from an expert.
“This is a little song I wrote about the time a female Eagles fan stole my prosthetic leg and the cops got it back for me.”
Someone drew a penis on a Banksy mural.
Bakersfield police are on the lookout for creepy clowns with knives.
Balloon Fiesta is over.
The site of a deadly Rail Runner crash was littered with uncollected body parts.
What’s happening in Albuquerque today?
Happy birthday, Marie Osmond.
V.23 No.41 | 10/9/2014
Wherein the readers write.
The Daily Word in Ebola, Red Bull, the Nobel prize and Lil Jon
By Renée Chavez [ Wed Oct 8 2014 5:39 PM ]
The Dallas Ebola patient has died.
Gay marriage postponed in Las Vegas.
Federal deficit falls to lowest for Obama at $486 billion.
Three win Nobel Prize for powerful microscopes.
Red Bull loses lawsuit and owes you $10.
Lil Jon and Lena Dunham team up for “Turn Out for What.”
Grocery products sneakily downsizing.
Only Texas wealthy can access abortion clinics now.
World’s most expensive hamburger is $1,768.
Russian President Putin turns 62.
V.23 No.40 |
The Daily Word in a cryptid sighting, an ear canal insect and voting
By Geoffrey Plant [ Tue Oct 7 2014 12:19 PM ]
Absentee voting for the New Mexico general elections starts today.
This woman is searching Albuquerque's west mesa for her missing sister.
New York City water really does make the best bagels.
A prominent Santa Fean was attacked at his home.
Thou shalt probably not preach Jesus stuff when in uniform.
Doug Ford has a good chance of winning the Toronto mayoral race.
Here is disturbing video of a large hideous insect being pulled out of a man's ear.
US border with Mexico is now only "the last line of defense" against illegals.
CNN needs writers with better aptitude for metaphor.
The Daily Word in the Balloon Fiesta, dispensary woes and a cancer ball
By Mark Lopez [ Fri Oct 3 2014 8:50 AM ]
Police in Thailand take alleged killers to the scene of the crime to reconstruct the murder.
Two Louisiana teachers are accused of having a three-way with one of their students.
New York is attempting to pass a bill that limits its involvement with federal immigration organizations because their policies are too “anti-immigrant.”
After many abortion clinics in Texas shut down due to a law that was signed last year, the appeals court is now allowing the state to enforce new restrictions.
Officials in Dallas, Texas, are cleaning and sanitizing the apartment of a Liberian man who was diagnosed with Ebola.
The BioPark Aquarium is attempting to replace fish that were poisoned when an employee was trying to get rid of a parasite in their tank.
About $50,000 worth of jewelry was stolen from a dead man's apartment in Albuquerque.
The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta kicks off this weekend y'all! The Alibi's got the schedule and more for ya.
That's a giant ball … I mean testicle. A man is pushing a 6-foot teste across the US to raise cancer awareness.
V.23 No.39 |
The Daily Word in Penis, Not Penis, Penis
By Ty Bannerman [ Wed Oct 1 2014 10:25 AM ]
APD officer Keith Sandy joked about shooting James Boyd in the penis before fatally shooting him in the chest. No he didn’t, says the Albuquerque Police Department. Yes he totally frigging did, says Keith Sandy.
Texans will soon arm themselves with crossbows to protect New Mexican pumpkins from wild pigs. This is not one of Nostradmus’s more obscure prophecies, but actually a real thing that’s happening. h/t Dukecityfix.
Cooking With Pooh and 24 more completely inappropriate (but real!) children’s books.
The new Left Behind movie has scored a rare and coveted blurb from Satan himself.
Here’s a new reason to freak out about ebola this week: Freak out!
Super-successful joke maker Seth MacFarlane made a (honestly not-very good) joke about New Mexico last night. News 13 is on the case!
The Daily Word in ebola, Ello and Pantone beer packaging
By Samantha Anne Carrillo [ Thu Sep 25 2014 11:44 AM ]
In Liberia and Sierra Leone, the ebola death toll is at least 2,917. Liberian capital Monrovia faces an epidemic, as infections outpace access to health care.
The skull of a new species of dino, Ankylousaur, is now on display at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science. BLM paleontologist Phil Gensler said, "It looks vaguely like an armored alligator."
The IRS raided Downtown business BigByte, a data center, this morning.
What is new anti-Facebook social network Ello's story?
This Pantone beer packaging reminds me of those what-
V.23 No.34 |
The Daily Word in EBOLA, OMG EBOLA
By Ty Bannerman [ Wed Aug 27 2014 12:12 PM ]
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 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.
V.23 No.33 | 8/14/2014
The Daily Word in Taco Bell, ebola and necrophilia.
By Carl Petersen [ Mon Aug 18 2014 6:33 PM ]
Michael Brown was shot at least six times—twice in the head.
Necrophilia in Ohio.
What’s on Taco Bell’s new $1 Cravings Menu?
An Icelandic volcano is threatening to erupt.
Rick Perry is outraged.
A weird family killed a giant alligator.
A Mojave solar plant burns birds out of the air.
Happy birthday, Robert Redford.
Thanks for the links, Susan Petersen.
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