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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 ]
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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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The Daily Word in the First Amendment, cannabis and green chile

By Samantha Anne Carrillo [ Thu Oct 16 2014 1:27 PM ]
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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).

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V.23 No.42 | 10/16/2014

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The Daily Word in Banksy, Snowden and clowns with knives.

By Carl Petersen [ Mon Oct 13 2014 1:16 PM ]
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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

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The Daily Word in Ebola, Red Bull, the Nobel prize and Lil Jon

By Renée Chavez [ Wed Oct 8 2014 5:39 PM ]
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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.

News crew takes smiling selfie with #EbolaOutbreak.

Police returning to Santa Fe high schools.

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.

Never Hungover not associated with Balloon Fiesta.

Russian President Putin turns 62.

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V.23 No.40 |

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The Daily Word in a cryptid sighting, an ear canal insect and voting

By Geoffrey Plant [ Tue Oct 7 2014 12:19 PM ]
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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.

Bigfoot sighting.

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.

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The Daily Word in the Balloon Fiesta, dispensary woes and a cancer ball

By Mark Lopez [ Fri Oct 3 2014 8:50 AM ]
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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.

It's one thing to sell pot legally; it's another to find a place for your dolla bills.

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.

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V.23 No.39 |

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The Daily Word in Penis, Not Penis, Penis

By Ty Bannerman [ Wed Oct 1 2014 10:25 AM ]
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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!

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The Daily Word in ebola, Ello and Pantone beer packaging

By Samantha Anne Carrillo [ Thu Sep 25 2014 11:44 AM ]
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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-color-is-your-urine hydration charts. (Generally speaking, the darker your urine is, the more dehydrated you are. But vitamins, supplements and certain health conditions can also affect urine color.)

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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 ]
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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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V.23 No.33 | 8/14/2014

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The Daily Word in Taco Bell, ebola and necrophilia.

By Carl Petersen [ Mon Aug 18 2014 6:33 PM ]
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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.

The New Teen Titans say No to drugs.

Mom threw the puppy off the balcony.

Ebola at UNMH?

Shots fired at the post office.

Happy birthday, Robert Redford.

Thanks for the links, Susan Petersen.

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V.23 No.31 |

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The Daily Word in methane craters, an officer-involved shooting and the Central Avenue underpass flood problem

By Geoffrey Plant [ Tue Aug 5 2014 1:03 PM ]
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A BernCo sheriff's deputy shot a man who rammed his patrol car and trapped the deputy inside.

A city councilman introduced a controversial proposal that would substantially reduce marijuana possession penalties.

The remains of a missing hiker were recovered from the Santa Fe forest.

The city may finally do something about the lake that forms in the Central Avenue underpass when it rains heavily.

An Afghan soldier killed an American General, the highest ranking US service member to die in conflict since Vietnam.

There's intense fighting in Ukraine.

Guardians of the Galaxy's James Gunn once made some funny porn spoofs.

Media giant Gannett is splitting its newspaper and broadcast/digital divisions in order to make the lackluster print portion debt-free. And then, presumably, they'll throw it into a black hole so that it remains debt-free. Forever.

Huge methane gas releases caused by global warming appear to be causing the mysterious Siberian craters.

Here are some of the scant details on the Ebola "cure" administered to two American aid workers.

Check out the Disobedient Objects in the Victoria and Albert Museum.

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V.23 No.32 | 8/7/2014

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The Daily Word in Obama, ebola, Gaza, APD, EMF and ants.

By Carl Petersen [ Mon Aug 4 2014 12:27 PM ]
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Marion Barry caused a wrong-way car smash.

Israel declared a temporary cease-fire in Gaza.

Ebola is spread through direct contact with bodily fluids.

Ants help cool the earth.

Pow-Pow- Power Wheels.

The P. F. Chang’s data breach does not include New Mexico.

Cheryl Hines married Robert Kennedy Jr.

The New York Times opines on Albuquerque violence.

There was a shooting at 5th and Silver.

Old Town Chapel is haunted. Allegedly.

People were seen in ABQ.

Things are happening in ABQ today.

Happy birthday, Barack Obama.

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