V.25 No.10 | 03/10/2016
The Daily Word in pregnant dinosaurs, sainthood and Merrick Garland
By Renee Chavez [ Wed Mar 16 2016 12:56 PM ]
Dahling, your neighborhood is just sooooo charming.
#TrumpUniversityMascot is the best hashtag game ever.
The food industry doesn't want you to know which products are genetically modified. Gross.
Also gross: a video of molten copper being poured over a Big Mac ... to no effect.
Ready for the real life Jurassic Park? Scientists have discovered a fossilized pregnant T Rex!
N.M. has a serious opiate abuse problem so the government has awarded the state $1.7 million for health centers and treatment providers.
Divers in Indonesia found endangered animals trapped in underwater cages.
The Ferguson City Council has unanimously agreed to a DOJ overhaul on its police force and municipal court system.
Mother Teresa may be coming up on sainthood but she was no saint.
V.25 No.6 | 02/11/2016
The Daily Word in Racism, Periods and Linguistics
By Megan Reneau [ Thu Feb 11 2016 10:26 AM ]
Morgan Stanley has to pay 3.2 billion for their involvement to the mortgage crisis.
“We’re all Africans,” says the rich white lady speaking to other rich white people.
The casual and cool NASA Administrator Charles Bolden talks about Mars and how he had to plead to get into the naval academy.
This one goes out to all my word-nerds.
No, Uber and Lyft are totally legal now!
Justice may exist in the US, starting with Ferguson.
Because bleeding out the hoohah is SUPER luxurious.
The City of Cleveland just told Tamir Rice’s family that they have to pay for the emergency medical services he required after being shot because why stop their trauma after killing their child?!
V.24 No.32 | 08/06/2015
The Daily Word in criminalizing teens, armed white men in Ferguson and a woman strolling across the surface of Mars
By Geoffrey Plant [ Tue Aug 11 2015 12:10 PM ]
Albuquerque teens are opposing a proposed curfew, saying such a law would criminalize being a teenager.
Investigators in Ukraine think they have found pieces of a missile that brought down Flight MH17.
One of the images captured by the Curiosity Rover appears to show a woman walking across the surface of Mars.
Archeologists think they have solved the mystery of the 16th century colonists who vanished from Roanoke.
The paper lobby is losing yet another fight to keep the US Government using paper rather than digital communications and record keeping.
V.24 No.33 | 8/13/2015
The Daily Word in space lettuce, Sex Ed. and Vegemite moonshine
By Constance Moss [ Mon Aug 10 2015 2:40 PM ]
Ferguson protests marking the one year anniversary of the Michael Brown shooting resulted in 3 more shootings .
The land down under is dealing with major Vegemite-related issues.
In local news, the EPA spill of yellow mining sludge is far worse than originally thought.
A knife attack at an Ikea in Sweden has left two people dead.
Alaskan neighborhoods are among the most racially diverse in the country.
The Legionnaire's outbreak has killed a dozen people in New York.
Thanks to Desiree Garcia for the links!
V.24 No.11 | 03/12/2015
The Daily Word in mean tweets, overdue library books and Frozen 2
By Mark Lopez [ Fri Mar 13 2015 9:35 AM ]
President Obama joined the “mean tweets” gang on “Jimmy Kimmel Live.”
Well, it looks like the craze is continuing. Disney has announced Frozen 2.
Hours after the Ferguson police chief resigned after a Justice Department reported the police department acted on racial bias, two policemen were shot in a home on Thursday. An official believes it may have been an ambush.
One person was killed and two were injured after a medical helicopter crashed outside of Tulsa, Okla.
After a 19-year-old's video of her plea for citizenship went viral, a Texas legislator is introducing a bill to allow people to apply for delayed birth certificates in the county they are born in.
Police in Alamogordo are investigating a double homicide.
An APS teacher has resigned after being “bullied” by her students and receiving a death threat from one student.
Hey y'all! The National Wildlife Federation announced on Tuesday that Albuquerque is a top 10 US city for wildlife. Get it!
Johnathan Masters, a candidate in the race to be Kentucky's new lieutenant governor, was arrested for an overdue library book. Wait, what?
V.24 No.9 | 02/26/2015
The Daily Word in selfies, Gwar and Netanyahu
By Samantha Anne Carrillo and Lisa Barrow [ Tue Mar 3 2015 2:20 PM ]
What the hell is a "selfie stick" and why is the Albuquerque Museum forbidding their use?
Where does the proverb "In like a lion, out like a lamb" come from?
Milanese artist El Gato Chimney conjures up "symbolic visions of fantasy worlds infused with alchemy, occultism and folklore."
GWAR covers Kansas for the A.V. Club, and the result is rad.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warns Congress that Obama's deal with Iran will result in the rise of a new nuclear power.
V.23 No.50 |
The Daily Word in Ferguson police, UNM experiments and Empty Socks
By Mark Lopez [ Fri Dec 12 2014 10:28 AM ]
After a standoff on a California bridge, Daniel Perez was arrested and is being held after vanishing last week with his wife and four sons. His sons are safe; however, his wife's body was found in the trunk of the family's car near their home.
After a report brought attention to harsh interrogation techniques administered by the CIA, the agency's chief defends the behavior, saying it's “unknowable” if they could have gotten the same answers with conventional questioning.
Due to unanswered questions, the FBI is looking into a North Carolina teen's hanging death (after it was ruled a suicide) to see if there was foul play.
The state appeals court in Arizona dismissed Debra Jean Milke's murder charge after she was on death row for 22 years for the killing of her 4-year-old son.
A temporary restraining order placed on Ferguson police has made it mandatory that they warn protesters before using tear gas.
A couple students at UNM are getting some attention for their “social experiment” videos.
Photos and video have been released of the fire that happened at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant.
Albuquerque media outlets banded together to raise funds for a single father whose house was robbed (and whose Christmas gifts for his two sons were stolen). The Christmas spirit's alive folks!
Some people really didn't like Paz Winshtein's take on the Virgen de Guadalupe.
Empty Socks, a long-lost film by Walt Disney from 1927, was discovered in a library in Norway.
V.23 No.49 | 12/4/2014
The Daily Word in slavery, sitcoms and sandwiches.
By Carl Petersen & Constance Moss [ Mon Dec 1 2014 1:58 PM ]
The FBI says soldiers should get off social media.
Darren Wilson resigned from the Ferguson PD.
Mickey Rourke’s boxing victory was rigged.
A long-lost masterpiece was found in the movie Stuart Little.
How many jokes-per-minute does your favorite sitcom average?
David Bowie hates “The Little Drummer Boy.”
Thanksgiving leftover sandwiches are a thing.
What’s your favorite Mondegreen?
The new Star Wars trailer is out.
The lights are up on Santa Fe plaza.
A Taos woman had a 1972 encounter with a man in a Cosby suit.
Mom ratted on Byron for murder.
Local sub shops were robbed and use only the freshest of ingredients.
Happy birthday, Charlene Tilton.
And now a word from our sponsors.
V.23 No.47 |
The Daily Word in riots in Ferguson again, Kim Jong-Un's trouser snake and Kirk Cameron
By Geoffrey Plant [ Tue Nov 25 2014 2:40 PM ]
The little Mexican boy with the huge tumor had one third of it removed in Albuquerque!
This woman's attempt at framing an APD cop for sexual assault failed.
The news that Ferguson, MO officer Darren Wilson would not be facing criminal charges brought protesters out to Albuquerque's Central Avenue.
Conflicting and inconsistent testimony is the likely reason Darren Wilson was not indicted in the shooting of Michael Brown.
Here is a summary of Darren Wilson's testimony about the shooting.
The NRA has an argument for keeping toy guns real-looking. It is stupid.
Kirk Cameron is in the news for something stupid again.
Behold The Morbid Anatomy Museum!
Kim Jong-Un has gotten very fat and supposedly has E.D.
Check out this 5,500 year old stone-age axe, with wooden handle, that was discovered in Denmark.
And now for an incredibly offensive WWII Bugs Bunny propaganda cartoon!
V.23 No.46 |
The Daily Word in immigration, bombs and a reincarnated marine
By Mark Lopez [ Fri Nov 14 2014 9:17 AM ]
In Myanmar, President Obama gave a talk on immigration and said he can't “stand by” and wait for Congress to act.
A Dallas teacher was forced to resign after posting “racially charged” tweets laced with derogatory statements about the Michael Brown shooting.
According to the Pew Research Center, 40 percent of new marriages in the US are remarriages.
Police in Los Angeles arrested 23 people outside a Walmart who were protesting low wages and “its retaliation against employees who pushed for better working conditions.”
A woman who owns a horse ranch in Placitas found a dead horse in a storage room on the facility. It's not exactly The Godfather, but it's enough to make you lose your lunch.
Seven years later, the case of the missing man who left his severed penis on a doorstep is still unsolved.
A former teacher, Albuquerque Public Schools and two principals are being sued for a string of sexual abuse allegations.
Some kids see ghosts. Some kids have imaginary friends. This one thinks he's a reincarnated marine.
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.
V.23 No.39 |
The Daily Word in Jeter's last game, pot lollipops and ghosts
By Mark Lopez [ Fri Sep 26 2014 9:00 AM ]
Hear from those who are on the frontlines in the fight against the Ebola virus.
Derek Jeter played his last game for the New York Yankees and scored a game-winning hit.
Ferguson's police chief joined a march of protesters as a sign of solidarity; however, not everyone was happy about it.
An Oklahoma man decapitated a woman during a workplace fight.
A US Border Patrol agent was arrested for assaulting a 14-year-old boy because he had a cellphone while being detained.
City employees spoke to a manager of AutoZone about chemicals seeping into a nearby drain that runs into the Rio Grande.
Former APD Sgt. Adam Casaus is expected to take the stand today in his own defense after being accused of running a red light and killing a woman.
The federal government is set to pay Navajo Nation $554 million for mismanaging tribal resources.
A girl in Connecticut handed out pot-laced lollipops to her peers, one of whom was hospitalized.
V.23 No.35 | 8/28/2014
Rooster Roundabout: This week’s music highlights
By Mark Lopez [ Fri Aug 22 2014 3:33 PM ]
Writer Mark Lopez muses on The Knife’s split, Lauryn Hill’s dedicated track to Ferguson and Jimi Hendrix reissues.
V.23 No.34 |
The Daily Word in college woes, a handsy officer and BDSM
By Mark Lopez [ Fri Aug 22 2014 9:37 AM ]
Kentucky firefighters were hurt while trying to perform the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge for charity.
Daniel Ken Holtzclaw, a 27-year-old police officer in Oklahoma City, has been arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting six women.
A Tallahassee federal judge ruled Florida's same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional.
According to a new New York Times poll, most white people “reserve judgment” in regards to whether the Michael Brown shooting was justified. Blacks, on the other hand, stand firm that it was not.
Surprise, surprise: College students are wondering whether getting a degree is worth the cost and debt they'll undertake from acquiring it.
Today the APS board will interview four interim superintendents to take over for Winston Brooks, who resigned last Friday.
Alex Gallegos, an Albuquerque murder suspect, has been apprehended after a shootout on Wednesday afternoon that left several schools on lockdown and shut down Taylor Ranch Road.
A woman who was admitted to UNM Hospital and tested for Ebola is not infected with the virus. So don't be all paranoid.
According to police data: Despite recent acts of violence, Albuquerque is on course to have “far fewer” homicides this year than in past years. So … good news?
NSFW: In case you were curious, here are some photos of the dual lives of everyday people who practice BDSM. It beats 50 Shades, no?
V.23 No.33 |
The Daily Word in hazing, harrassment and hitchhiking
By Geoffrey Plant [ Tue Aug 19 2014 2:18 PM ]
The UNM women's soccer team is suspected of some weird hazing rituals.
Albuquerque voters will have the opportunity to "Legalize It".
Six New Mexican hospitals had personal patient information stolen in a huge data breach affecting 4 million patients.
A woman in Northern New Mexico snitched on an alleged coke dealer.
Read about the EU's "right to be forgotten" law and how it affects journalism.
More violence in Ferguson, MO last night, now involving guns.
Uganda criminalized the transmission of HIV. Just like many States.
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