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V.22 No.22 |

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The Daily Word in Zumba prostitution, giant asteroid, hotel zombies

By E.J. Maliskas [ Fri May 31 2013 9:26 AM ]
The Daily Word

Man arrested in Albuquerque with crime-scene-television-grade murder charges.

A Zumba instructor who pleaded guilty to using her studio as a front for prostitution is going to jail.

Tres Lagunas fire near Pecos has burned about 500 acres and prompted a slew of evacuations.

A gigantic asteroid (so big it has its own moon) is whizzing by Earth this afternoon.

Forget regular exercise, it's all about Prancercise now.

Homeless man accused of throwing pieces of concrete at a hotel, claims that he was trying to escape from zombies.

Does this grainy sonar image show a piece of Amelia Earhart's plane?

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V.22 No.21 |

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The Daily Word in launch pad for lease, park flasher, glow-in-the-dark cockroaches

By E.J. Maliskas [ Fri May 24 2013 9:28 AM ]
The Daily Word

British police arrested two men on board a Pakistan International Airlines plane that was diverted to an airport near London.

Bernalillo corrections officer said he was fired over medical marijuana use.

Finally what I've been looking for: The NASA shuttle launch pad is up for lease.

As if cockroaches weren't disgusting enough, now they glow in the dark.

Cibola High School teacher was arrested yesterday on charges of criminal sexual contact of a minor.

What a nice day at the park, too bad that flasher had to come ruin in.

Scientists may finally know why we itch.

Friday is for space pictures.

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V.22 No.19 |

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The Daily Word in Cleveland kidnappings, Rodman heads back to North Korea, athletic language ban

By E.J. Maliskas [ Fri May 10 2013 10:14 AM ]
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Prosecutor may seek death penalty for Cleveland kidnap suspect Ariel Castro for forcing the women he imprisoned to suffer miscarriages.

The ISS has sprung a leak.

Two brothers in Santa Fe convicted in real estate scam.

Woman working in a downtown Albuquerque hotel fights off naked attacker.

Dennis Rodman says he's planning a second trip to North Korea to try to use his budding friendship with Kim Jong-Un to free a jailed American.

There's no Spanish in tennis.

Police in Florida get a little help from a local gator in catching a fleeing man.

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V.21 No.38 |

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The Daily Word in iPhone 5, Amanda Palmer and Endeavour

By Marisa Demarco [ Thu Sep 20 2012 10:08 AM ]
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Chick-fil-A bows out of homophobe politics.

Students protest racist anti-abortion propaganda at UNM.

At 11:30 a.m., Endeavour will fly over White Sands.

The Mars rover got some snaps of an eclipse.

Register to vote.

OK, so why isn't New Mexico big in solar?

Oh, that Jon Stewart: Chaos on Bullshit Mountain

Beyoncé is a good role model for the Obama daughters, says the president.

Maybe we should elect Canada as POTUS.

How will LGBT youth fare in a new Tunisia?

iPhone 5 lines are forming around the country.

It's OK if you don't want kids. In 2008, you could just drop them off in Nebraska.

A woman screaming "I'm Jack Sparrow" hijacks a passenger ferry and crashes it into other boats.

Amanda Palmer got more than $1 million through Kickstarter to make an album. People are wondering what the hell she's spending it on.

Work backward out of a creative rut.

What's next in body mods?

V.21 No.37 | 9/13/2012
Laurie Anderson
Leland Brewster

Aural Fixation

A Question of Scale

Laurie Anderson’s shrunk her setup and grown her sound

By Marisa Demarco
Though "Dirtday!" was initially intended to be an instrumental work, lyrics started creeping in—then a narrative, then a flood of them. "It's a long shaggy dog of a story that goes between politics, economics, dreamscapes, theories, personal stories, and it's glued together by this weird violin."
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V.21 No.32 |

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The Daily Word in new Flickr bug, meat fights, recycling compactor survival skills

By E.J. Maliskas [ Mon Aug 13 2012 10:20 AM ]
The Daily Word

I think they should make a movie about this new insect species discovered via Flickr.

WTF NASA?

The 1904 Olympic marathon was super, super weird.

Man sues secutiry company after he was accused of tagging and then pepper-sprayed in Santa Fe.

How to dump alcohol in mass quantities.

At least 250 dead after Iran is hit with two earthquakes.

Bomb threat causes evacuations at an oil refinery near Gallup.

This super drunk guy survived being crushed in a recycling truck compactor twice.

Two female co-workers at a meat processing plant got into a giant fight. Their weapons of choice? Dried meat of course.

These zombie Disney princesses are, in my opinion, a little over-the-top.

I too thought the Olympic closing ceremony was a bit weird.

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V.20 No.52 | 12/29/2011

Year in Review: News

Best and Worst of 2011

It was the worst of times, it was the worst of times

By Marisa Demarco
It was the worst of times, it was the worst of times. In 2011, the happenings of the world—and Burque—loomed large. Inspect the Alibi’s highlight reel.
V.20 No.49 | 12/8/2011

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The Daily Word in snow cone machines, snobars and snow storms

By Adam Fox [ Tue Dec 6 2011 10:22 AM ]
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More wintery closings and delays take effect in the East Mountains and Rio Rancho.

North Korea is working on an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of hitting the U.S.

The job market’s not so abysmal in Florida if you want to be an alligator hunter.

The religious far-right will just love this; the FDA considers making the morning-after pill available at supermarkets.

Homeland security gets 13 new snow cone machines.

Not surprisingly, the Chevrolet Volt is another GM piece of fire-causing crap.

Two recently discovered black holes are the largest ever found, each 10 billion times the mass of the sun.

Meanwhile, an earth-like planet is discovered by NASA spacecraft.

Alcoholic popsicles hit store shelves in Arizona with flavors including cosmopolitan and margarita.

Thanks to Lynn for some of today’s links.

V.20 No.47 |

NEWS

The Daily Word in Thanksgiving chaos, GOP race and an arrested snowman.

Happy Cyber Monday!

By E.J. Maliskas [ Mon Nov 28 2011 10:21 AM ]
The Daily Word

New Mexico teen accused of kidnapping younger boy.

UNM sports: Soccer team sees end of NCAA tournament. Basketball team beats Boston College to become “consolation champions” (5th place) in the 76 Classic tournament.

So what exactly is the Thanksgiving/Black Friday damage?

NASA launches Mars Science Labratory.

I didn't know this was a thing, but I'm glad that I do now: The 21 best Keanu conspiracy meme images.

Stanford brain study may shed new light on autism.

“Frosty the Snowman” arrested at a Maryland parade.

Newt's got a chance to narrow the GOP field.

Remember that lady who was suspected of pepper-spraying people at Wal-Mart? Apparently she's not talking to LAPD.

Remember that dude that was accused of dressing up as Gumby and robbing a 7-Eleven? He pleaded guilty.

The Oatmeal's take on Thanksgiving as a kid vs. Thanksgiving as an adult.

Pimping your ride on a budget.

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V.20 No.47 | 11/24/2011
Courtesy of the Spaceport Authority

News Bite

Leisure ... in Space

By Elise Kaplan
The initial round of construction on the world’s first purpose-built commercial rocket ship launching center is scheduled to be completed in January.
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V.20 No.36 |

NEWS

The Daily Word in global stocks, moon research, and iconic sweaters.

By E.J. Maliskas [ Mon Sep 12 2011 9:53 AM ]
The Daily Word

Global stock market drops alongside the value of the euro as debt fears rise.

Oh goodie, police bust pimps and prostitutes at the New Mexico State Fair.

Dutch woman charged with stalking after calling her ex-boyfriend 65,000 times.

Who wore it better? Dick Cheney or The Penguin?

Redflex is paying big bucks for campaign to sway Albuquerque voters on red light camera initiative.

Suspicious 9/11 bathroom behavior.

Nicolas Cage is totally a time traveler!

NASA launches newest moon research mission.

Longshore union worker assaults local news crew with his dirty mouth.

Buzz in real life.

Shirley the smoking orangutan quits cold turkey.

I want one of these magic chairs for Christmas.

Who is Pablo Fanques, Tom?

Rhinos may soon become the newest agents of chemical warfare.

Iconic sweaters.

The life and death of Borders.

6 industries that are clearly catering to supervillains.

Cliff Robertson dies at 88.

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V.20 No.35 |

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The Daily Word in newspapers, cop-sex, and JSOC

By Geoffrey Plant [ Sat Sep 3 2011 2:49 PM ]
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Vote for the best animated T.V. theme.

"Alcohol doesn't make you behave badly, it just stops you from caring...."

Two major Beijing newspapers suddenly have a new "publisher:" the Propaganda Bureau.

There is no safer place to invest your money than print media, according to... The Onion.

Commander of Libyan rebel forces says he was tortured by the C.I.A. who, documents prove, worked with Ghaddafi.

Ten enduring myths about the U.S. space program.

New Mexico State Police cop caught copulating on car in front of canine has been fired.

Update on the New Mexico based Lone Ranger film shoot that is on hold.

Excellent Washington Post article about the recent exponential growth of JSOC, the United States' "secret army."

Berlusconi calls Italy "Shitaly." OK, he only said "shitty," but that's his cross to bear.

Self-powered cyborg beetles.

Utah Bigfoot sighting (thank you, Nick Brown.)

On this day in 1967 Sweden switched from driving on the left to driving on the right.

V.20 No.35 | 9/1/2011
Atlantis lifts off

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The evacuation of outer space

Will humans voyage beyond our blue planet?

By E.J. Maliskas [ Tue Aug 30 2011 5:14 PM ]

Space is still the final frontier. But it seems mankind is no longer going—even where others have already gone before. On Feb. 1, 2010, the Obama administration announced the cancellation of the Constellation program, taking with it all of NASA's foreseeable return-to-the-moon plans.

The final NASA shuttle, Atlantis, launched on Friday, July 8. And late last week, rumors began circulating about the possibility that the International Space Station may go unmanned in the wake of a Russian supply ship crash.

In the middle of last week, the Soyuz rocket, which carries both unmanned cargo vehicles and crew modules, experienced a booster failure and crashed in eastern Russia just minutes after launch. The failure raised safety concerns and has pushed officials to consider running entirely unmanned operations starting as early as November.

An evacuation of the ISS would mean that the number of humans currently in space would drop straight to zero.

So what do these cancellations and evacuations really mean? Is this really the end of human space exploration as we know it? Many remain optimistic: NASA chief Charles Bolden declared in July that the end of the space shuttle program is not the end of human spaceflight. He was confident that private spaceflight firms—New Mexico’s own Spaceport America, for instance—will pick up the responsibility of taking humans to space and back. NASA has also recently opened their new office, the Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate, which will oversee deep-space manned missions.

Other groups have embraced the end of human spaceflight and encourage others to do so as well. Michael Lind of Salon.com declares that “if God wanted us to live in outer space, we wouldn't have inner ears.”

Whether these changes truly mark the end of an era is uncertain, but it is clear that many things will change moving forward. The commercialization of spaceflight means fewer scientists and more vacationers; less exploration and more recreation. It may no longer be the international space programs' main responsibility to “explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, and to boldly go where no man has gone before”.

V.20 No.31 |

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The Daily Word: 8.5.11

Facebook, assaulting Philly buses, kidnapping babies, and weasels planning for the future

By Summer Olsson [ Fri Aug 5 2011 11:44 AM ]
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Rio Rancho bank robber still on the loose.

Gunmen shoot up Phillu bus.

Mark Zuckerberg's sister leaves Facebook.

Officials kidnap babies in China.

Head of India's Congress Party had surgery in the United States.

Juno to Jupiter!

Perhaps Obama didn't lose to GOP.

A seven-year-old kid's prehistoric blog.

Mac vs. PC.

South American weasel-like animals plan for the future.

V.20 No.29 |

NEWS

The Daily Word 7.25.11: NFL lockout; Chupacabras; Fake Apple stores; Rebecca Black

By E.J. Maliskas [ Mon Jul 25 2011 9:37 AM ]
The Daily Word

NFL players and staff agree on deal to end lockout.

Texas teen allegedly shoots and kills a chupacabra.

China is shutting down all the fake Apple stores.

Oh no, no, we are not done talking about Rebecca Black.

Christmas in July: Santas from across the globe compete in obstacle course.

Why is insolence so funny?: Blogger David Thorne on Missy the missing cat.

How to eat Cheetos without getting orange crap all over your fingers.

NASA releases book for visually impaired to learn about the moon.

Funky Aquariums.

The Oatmeal: Bobcactus.

16 pictures humorously depicting expectations vs. reality.

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