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The Daily Word: Darkness and dread edition

It's Wednesday, July 23

and a teenager says he looked into the mirror after beating two homeless men to death and "saw the devil,"

APD cornered a fugitive and shot at him for the second time in six months. This time, they killed him.

A boy exploring an abandoned house in Ohio discovered a mummified corpse hanging in the closet.

Archaeologists have found the remains of a huge, 7-foot-long dog buried near the site where a demonic hound was said to have murdered church-goers in the 16th century.

A mysterious, yawning crater has opened up in the Yarnal region of Siberia and nobody knows why. Please note that "Yarnal" translates to "End of the world."

And some women are rejecting feminism because they need help opening jars.

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The Daily Word in killing homeless folk, throwing up in cabs and peeping

Some Albuquerque teens made the national news.

A good old fashioned peeper is haunting one local family.

Don't step in that hole.

Bodies from the downed Malaysian airplane are on their way to Holland.

You may never eat McDonald's again.

Puking in a cab in Calgary will cost you.

There is an inquiry into Litvenenko's poisoning.

Celebrity diet still lifes.

Bob Log is here.

Professional troll sues detractors.

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The Daily Word in a handsome mug shot, Lance Armstrong and "The Visor"

IRS Commissioner John Koskinen says the agency doesn't have to apologize following accusations of a cover-up.

All it takes is a good-looking mug shot to spark a lot of “likes.”

Judge Robert Wilkins rules against Lance Armstrong; therefore, he'll most likely have to pay some mad cash to the U.S. Postal Service.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry says he “stepped right in it” after making comments comparing homosexuality to alcoholism, but he offered no apology.

The Obamas want their daughters to work minimum wage to see “what it's like to do that real hard work.”

RIP Stephanie Kwolek: the chemist who invented the tough fibers used in Kevlar body armor.

Take a tour of Downtown's Anasazi building before its Monday grand opening.

A female bicyclist is in critical condition after being struck by a garbage truck.

Anders Hsi wants to give “The Visor” to the homeless.

So … you gonna call CPS on this woman, or should I?

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The Daily Word in BBQ, PRC and descansos

There may be fraudulent activity occurring at Albuquerque’s municipal golf courses.

A Texas-style barbeque restaurant will soon open on Montgomery Boulevard.

The Albuquerque Tea Party reacts unhappily to the IRS.

New Mexico’s Public Regulation Committee continues to have issues with ride-sharing services operating in Albuquerque.

Benicio Del Toro will be in New Mexico this summer.

Designer Anders Hsi has some ideas about helping Burque’s homeless population.

Statewide e-cig regulation is on its way, here in the Land of Enchantment.

Hanoi Jane’s New Mexico ranch is worth nearly $20 million dollars.

There are decent breakfast burritos to be had all over the state.

This week, La Historia del Rio Abajo focuses on Descansos in Valencia County.

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The Daily Word in Marquez' death, a Russian firefighter and a balloon crash

Writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez died yesterday at the age of 87.

Yesterday, Missouri police arrested a suspect, accused of a string of vehicle shootings on Kansas City highways.

Relatives of those who were on Flight MH370, which disappeared weeks ago, want answers.

An avalanche swept down Mt. Everest, killing at least 13 people.

The City settled several lawsuits from people who were arrested or cited for feeding the homeless.

Earlier this morning, a hot air balloon crashed into a house in the Sage and Unser area.

Gov. Susana Martinez addressed negative things that were said on secret audio recordings from four years ago, pero she won't say “sorry” because they were private.

A medical marijuana supplier wants to give people a mall-like experience. In that case, do they provide free samples?

This Russian firefighter knows what's up.

V.23 No.4 | 1/23/2014
Gabriella Montez: The Dark Years

Film Review

Gimme Shelter

Sincerely contrived teen drama finds Vanessa Hudgens in a family way

Pity the poor teenaged Disney star. Sure, they get three or four good years headlining a sitcom on the Disney Channel and a couple of pop hits out of it. But they spend the next 10 years trying desperately to shed their goody two-shoes image.

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Rowdy’s Dream Blog #329: Canyon of the Rag Man

I climb through narrow sandstone notch canyons and out into a steeply sloping, red-dirt valley that was formed by a peasant revolt ages ago. I help a crazy rag-man to find the terminus for a bundle of blue, cat-5 cables. It turns out to be a cash register operated by John Travolta, who is dressed in wizard garb.

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Rowdy’s Dream Blog #321: Waiting for a Train

I attend a remedial jobs class that is full of rowdy homeless people. We sit at school desks. The bell rings and a short man with a crew cut gets up and faces the classhe is the professor. He invites us all to come up and get some flyers. I collect one of each, including instructions on how to become a porn star. I return to my seat. A girl dressed in white asks me about my recording contract. I correct her, saying that I did make a record, but did not have a record deal. A guy I know is outside in the snow with his legs across the train tracks, waiting for a train to come. There is already blood in the snow.

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The Daily Word in Time Travel, Waffles and Plague

Is iOS7 making people sick?

Cuddly cats.

Try this chicken and waffles grilled cheese sandwich.

Did you get the rent money?

Kanye West does not like to be teased.

Here’s Pulp Fiction in :60.

A time traveller on the internet.

A homeless man is developing an app.

It’s plague season in NM.

You could be an extra in La Vida Robot.

The Weather Channel has dubbed NM 2013’s Most Extreme Weather State.

Happy birthday, Wilford Brimley.

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The Daily Word in San Francisco limousine fire, a man's boa constrictors and Bangladesh riots

San Francisco limousine catches fire, killing five women trapped inside.

Riots in Bangladesh, over an anti-blasphemy law, have left 19 people dead.

Risso could play in the majors!

Julia Martinez, 16, is being charged for first degree murder for the death of Maurice Gonzales.

Sure, Cobb. You can keep your boas.

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The Daily Word in shady behavior, hard time(s) and pseudo-utero

The World Health Organization says diesel exhaust fumes cause lung cancer.

The arrest of seven Zetas drug cartel members from Mexico may reveal links to money laundering via horse breeding and racing in several U.S. states, including New Mexico.

The worst recent surge of killings in Iraq renews fears about sectarian violence.

Former assistant of Gabrielle Giffords will take her place in Congress after beating out conservative opponent.

Handy tip: Don't keep $1.25 million in envelopes around your apartment if the Russian security state is on your ass.

George Zimmerman's wife is now in trouble with the law, too.

Floyd Mayweather Jr. (along with approximately 7 million other U.S. citizens) is having a rough time in jail.

A newly formed public-interest reporting organization aims "to foster a stronger journalistic culture in our state."

Jay McCleskey, top advisor to Gov. Susana Martinez, obtained names and email addresses of non-union public school teachers on behalf of her political action committee. Why McCleskey wanted the list isn't clear. It's against the law for state employees to contribute to the work of PACs.

Joy Junction emergency shelter is set to expand in the midst of what its CEO calls a statewide "crisis" of homelessness.

Scientists were shocked to find algae thriving under Arctic sea ice.

Stress of contemporary life got you on the rails? Self-soothe by crawling back into the (recycled-fiber) womb.

Stevie Wonder joins the Albuquerque Isotopes! (Don't get as excited as I did at the prospect.)

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City to pipe landfill methane to the jail

One of the tidbits in this week’s Council Watch got a lot of attention. Albuquerque is going to build a line from a local dump to our Westside lockup. The excess methane that’s usually burned off at the landfill with be used to heat water in the jail’s boiler room.

It’s predicted the project will save the Bernalillo County Metropolitan Detention Center thousands every year for about a century.

V.21 No.4 | 1/26/2012

Council Watch

A No-Bike Road

Bicyclists spoke out about the first-ever bike ban on a 3,000-foot stretch of Chappell between Osuna and Singer. Signs stating "no bicycles" went up in early January. The city says that stretch is too dangerous for cycling.

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The Daily Word: God's Wife, Red Light Cameras, RIP Elizabeth Taylor, Strip Search

Howard Dean defends Obama's decision to attack Lybia Libya: This time our government isn't lying to us.

South Dakota now requires a three day wait before an abortion.

Albuquerque is losing money on red light cameras.

Homeland Security says they could strip search every airline passenger if they wanted to.

13 illegal immigrants arrested in California wearing US Marine uniforms.

Explosion at a Jerusalem bus stop.

Seven black men shot and killed so far this year in Miami.

Another thing to worry about: the status of US nuclear spent-fuel storage.

Fox News is sending security guards do its war reporting.

The town of Bernalillo files suit against NM Gas Company to recover damages from last month's gas outages.

Santa Fe Police Chief Aric Wheeler is resigning from his position.

Maybe you should help James O'Keefe pay off his credit card debt.

Should you give money to homeless people?

Was God's wife edited from the Bible?

Finish those episodes of Dexter and Weeds quickly, Showtime won't be renewing it's contract with Netflix to stream them instantly.

Iran unveils its flying saucer to the world.

Elderly man stoned to death for making gay advance.

Beloved old-timey actress Elizabeth Taylor is dead at 79.

Whatever you do, don't take a picture of this guy's mohawk.

Someone found a 50-million-year old piece of lizard skin.

I'm not sure what to think about the costume for the new Wonder Woman TV show.

Meet Lu Mao, the 132 pound 3-year-old.

Barella redesigns its spaghetti box to announce it is redisgning its spaghetti box.

Dr. Phil's six biggest scandals.

Is your blog among the 100 web sites the movie and music industry want shut down?

I guess yesterday's rumors of Charlie Sheen coming back to Two And A Half Men weren't true.

The Lord of the Rings is finally being released on Blu-Ray this summer (not that I have a Blu-Ray player).

For some reason I really identify with Paranoid Parrot.

Coming soon: Koala burgers.

Twenty-five police officer fails.

Seven supermarket rip-offs.

I haven't watched the Masters of the Universe in a long time, but I don't remember He-Man being all sweary.

Happy Birthday Akira Kurosawa!

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