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Saturday, Oct 15: Albuquerque Roller Derby Bout
The Daily Word in the legislature, donut stealing, the Whirlaway and catching bass with half a nightcrawler
Here is a preview of the coming gridiron battle between our glorious Lobo Football team and the Boise State Broncos.
Meanwhile, a New Mexican man was arrested in Nueva York for allegedly stealing a donut.
Also in today's news, a couple from Florida is visiting our Balloon Fiesta for the 27th time along with their lofty ride, the Whirlaway.
Excel Energy has completed work on a high-voltage electrical transmission line that will serve customers in the Eastern part of this state.
Proactively addressing climate change is a thing at UNM-Taos.
And speaking of our flagship university, NM's congressional delegation announced that UNM will receive a grant "to provide training, licensing and induction services to Native Americans interested in pursuing a career in education."
Kirtland Air Force Base is celebrating its 75th anniversary.
Los Alamos National Laboratories will soon stop disposing of low-level nuclear waste onsite, say recent reports.
Just last week, Nancy Armijo caught and released a 14-inch largemouth bass while fishing the south end of the Central Pond at Tingley Beach. She was using half a nightcrawler as bait.
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Saturday, Mar 5: Duke City Roller Derby Home Season Opener
Historical Drama is the Bomb
“Manhattan” on WGN
The Daily Word in killer Portland cats, Kanye West and the gangs of Disneyland
There are things in the world beyond your understanding. One is Bitcoin and another is Kanye West. Now, you can save time by not understanding both in one convenient package: the Coinye. Kanye, by the way, is totally suing.
Just because the cops tell you to administer a forcible enema and colonoscopy doesn't mean you should do it.
A family and their dog barricaded in a bedroom and police frantically dialing animal control. When will humanity learn its lesson? Beware the cats of Portland.
In the wake of WIPP's radioactive leakages, officials at Los Alamos say they are looking into "alternatives" for storing their toxic waste. No word on what those alternatives are, but this analyst suggests shoving the boxes all the way into the back of the closet and then putting more boxes on top of them.
The Neverlanders Social Club, with their Walt Disney tattoos, cartoon character dress code and penchant for hanging around the Small World ride, may not fill you with fear, but you're bound to be unnerved.
Finally, all you never wanted to know about what went wrong with 1994's Street Fighter movie REVEALED.
Under the Cover of Mountains
The secret life of Los Alamos
The Daily Word in Fred Willard, gold bars and stolen yorkies.
130 Mexican prisoners are on the loose.
Face slasher takes the Metro.
It’s a great time to run a newspaper. Not really.
A balding man with a ponytail is accused of beating a woman with a dog.
“They’ll never find my gold bars.”
Oh, the funny pictures.
Taylor Swift broke up with me swiftly.
Try these Photoshop brain teasers.
I have too many coffee mugs. Stop thinking up them.
What's the quickest way to the Quickie Mart?
Here’s the story of the burnt bigfoot.
There's a new monkey that looks like somebody you know.
Now you can monitor clean-up efforts in Los Alamos.
Some hunters had an herb farm adventure.
Happy birthday Fred Willard.
The Daily Word in stress, Communist scandal and scornful ex-governors
A burned SUV found on Pajarito Mesa turns into a double-homicide case.
PETA is not pleased with Albuquerque's cat problem.
Governor showdown: Gary Johnson takes Susana Martinez to task.
LANL is ready to pay big money to three N.M. companies eager to handle some of the lab’s dirty work.
China's Communist party leadership struck by scandal.
Vladimir Putin pulls a " do as I say, not as I did."
UCLA accidentally dashes the hopes of 894 high school students.
California attorney will tell a parole board that Charles Manson needs hospitalization, not prison.
Meanwhile, a man who thinks Manson is his dad is anxious for confirmation before the killer dies in custody.
Trayvon Martin's shooter George Zimmerman is " stressed out."
Also stressed out: tsunami-wary Indonesia.
Charlie Sheen still on winning streak, soon to enroll in Anger Management.
Courtney Love super hates Dave Grohl.
Debunking the “culture of arrogance” at Los Alamos National Labs
Or apologizing for it? Read and decide.
Anthropologist Hugh Gusterson, who self-identifies as “the Margaret Mead of the weapons labs” has written a thorough debunking of the myth that the disk-misplacing “cowboys and buttheads” (i.e., scientists) at Los Alamos National Labs live in a rarified “culture of arrogance.” (Either that, or he’s their sock puppet, as some have suggested.) What’s interesting is that he mostly blames the ham-fisted interference of the Bush administration. If you remember the series of embarrassing security-breach headlines that started with Wen Ho Lee and ended with a takeover of the lab’s management by a for-profit consortium, Gusterson’s brief three-act revisionist history is totally worth reading. (A tip of the hat to Slashdot for blogging this story in the first place.)
The Daily Word in signs, RUSH, the richest man in the world and plutonium pits
Canada's conservative government is going all Reagan on your ass with this crime bill.
This bicycle plays records.
You must watch this nifty/naughty stop-motion Spike Jonze short.
Was Gaddafi the richest man in the world?
Uber-expensive new metallurgy laboratory (read as "nuclear bomb factory") in Los Alamos continues to freak everyone out.
C&O Canal water-bridge (aqueduct) over water has been restored. Neat.
Take the psycho ex-girlfriend test.
Which RUSH song is stuck in your head right now?
Did you know RUSH had a drummer BEFORE Neil Peart?
New Mexico intrigues revealed by former CIA officer
Flyer on the Wall
In light of the fact that parts of the state are on fire, consider not celebrating America with explosives this year. "It just takes that one bottle rocket, that one match, to take out an entire community," Bernalillo County Fire Chief John Garcia told KRQE. Support the boycott here: on.fb.me/fireworksnm. (Jessica Cassyle Carr)
The Daily Word: Killer Clown For President, Baby Jumping, UFO over London
Former Albuquerque Mayor Martin Chavez will run for congress.
Air quality alert issued for Albuquerque, so don't breathe between 4 and 8 tonight.
Taliban attack luxury hotel in Kabul.
Hackers expose Arizona police officers personal info.
Albuquerque named one of America's most sedentary cities.
Michelle Bachmann and John Wayne Gacy have a lot in common.
The company behind FarmVille and Mafia Wars is preparing for an IPO.
Some sort of devil jumping over babies party in Spain.
Read all about the first meteorite recorded in Egypt.
This Princess Diana issue of Newsweek is not at all weird.
Bill Clinton: Brony.
The Daily Beast could only think of eight appalling things about The Bachelorette.
Finally, a combination elliptical machine/office desk chair, and it's only $8,000!
Do gay bars make money?
Florida fishermen catch a 23-foot squid.
Your 4th of July menu.
Hipster Lord of The Rings is awesome.
One hundred mummies from the 16th century found buried in an Italian church.
Should we dig up Shakespeare to see if he smoked pot?
The mothership is in London.
Las Conchas fire update: Cochiti evacuation, boycott fireworks, pet haven
Cochiti is prepping for a mandatory evacuation. Los Alamos was evacuated this afternoon.
A Facebook event is circulating that invites people to “boycott fireworks of any kind this year in New Mexico!” The guest list has grown exponentially throughout the day. As of right now, almost 6,000 people are attending and about 400 are not.
The Española Valley Humane Society is taking in animal evacuees from the fire. From the news release:
We are accepting dogs, cats and caged pets from evacuees and serving as a staging location for poultry, horses, donkeys, goats and sheep in small numbers. If you or someone you know is evacuating, please have them call us, so we can give them important information about the evacuation process for pets. Call 505-753-8662 or 470-1278.
Donations of cash, dry food, non-clumping cat litter, paper bowls, crates, cat litter boxes and towels are appreciated. The shelter is seeking people who may be able to temporarily house an animal. If you’re willing, send an email to EVHSNina@gmail.com.
Updates from the shelter are also available on Facebook.
Fat Man and Little Boy go camping in Chimayo
This Friday marks the 65th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima, with the anniversary of Nagasaki's bombing on Monday. To protest the continued procurement of nuclear weapons, Think Outside the Bomb are camping near Los Alamos. Their website, thinkoutsidethebomb.org has directions to the camp if anyone out there is looking to make their weekend in the woods more politically active.
If you're not real outdoorsy, check out John Hersey's Hiroshima. It's an amazing book, which appeared as an article in the New Yorker's August 31, 1946 issue. In fact, it was such a powerful story, editors dedicated the entire issue to it, forgoing their cartoons or any other articles.
Another of my faves about the aftermath of World War II is John W. Dower's Embracing Defeat. It's not an uplifting book but it creates a vivid post-war world in your mind.
Of course, 65 is often cited as retirement age (though that's not exactly true these days), which gives Think Outside the Bomb's protest a little more of a "Happy Retirement Fat Man and Little Boy" feel.