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V.25 No.36 | 09/08/2016

Navy Week Kicks Off at New Mexico Veterans' Memorial

One of the US Navy's major community outreach programs is coming to Albuquerque for a series of events and programs beginning Monday, September 12 with a Kick-off celebration at the New Mexico Veterans' Memorial Amphitheater. The Ceremony will also feature the US Navy Band, followed with refreshments and a brief reception in the Memorial's Visitor Center. Guests will find that there is ample off-street parking at the Memorial.

One of only 15 US cities selected this year to host Navy Week, September 12-18, Albuquerque residents will have a number of opportunities to interact with and learn from Naval personnel at various locations through the city.

The dates coincide with the New Mexico State Fair, where the Navy Band Northwest Popular Music Group will perform on the Expo NM Pavilion Stage on Monday and Tuesday, September 12 and 13, from 6-7pm, and the Band's vocalist will sing the National Anthem at the beginning of the 7pm concert on the 12th. Navy personnel will hold a recruiting drive at Expo New Mexico on Tuesday and Wednesday, September 13 and 14, from 9am-3pm.

At the ABQ BioPark Zoo on Wednesday, September 14, from 11am-2pm Navy divers will be set up at the Seal Habitat where they will feature high-tech gear, including their MK-5 traveling exhibit, dive helmets and information on how they operate, as well as how they are connected to STEM. Also on Wednesday, the Navy Band Northwest will perform from noon-1pm on the UNM Cornell Mall, between the SUB (Student Union Building) and Mesa Vista Hall West.

On Saturday, September 17, from 12:30-1:30pm the Navy Parachute Team "Leap Frogs" will thrill the crowd by jumping into the Downs to kick off the horse race, and the Navy Color Guard will present colors during the pre-race festivities.

Navy Week's week-long celebration will also include events featuring:

-Navy Divers and Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal teams
-Sailors from USS Constitution, the oldest commissioned warship afloat in the world
-Senior Navy leaders, who will engage with local corporate, civic, government and education leaders
-Navy STEM Vehicle
-Visits to area schools and with local veterans
-Community service projects
-Navy Medicine Ambassadors

Prior to the Kick-off Celebration the Navy Band Northwest will present a free concert in Old Town Plaza on Sunday, September 11 from 1-2:30pm.

Since 2005 the Navy Week program has served as the service's signature outreach effort into areas which have no significant Navy presence, with 181 Navy Weeks being held in 68 different US cities.

"Navy Weeks are designed to help Americans understand that their Navy protects and defends America on the world's oceans, that their Navy is deployed around the world around the clock, and is ready to defend America at all times," said John Wallach, Deputy Director of the Navy Office of Community Outreach, which plans and executes the Navy Week program.

For updated information on Navy Week events and activities visit

V.25 No.28 | 07/14/2016

The Daily Word in Wildlife, Plagiarism and Rich People

The Daily Word

Whales everywhere rejoice after the US Navy finally stops using harmful underwater sonar.

Coincidence? I think not.

Be a mindful tourist, and not one of these people.

Jon Krakauer's book Into The Wild stirred a wanderlust-y side of many people, to the point where a strikingly large amount are attempting to follow the protagonist's journey to Fairbanks Bus 142 in Alaska.

Why anyone would live in New Mexico with no taste for hot chile peppers is beyond me, but in case the heat doesn't hurt so good (and simply hurts) try extinguishing the pain with milk, not water.

Moronic humans strike again.

V.24 No.46 | 11/12/2015


The Daily Word in Aux Dog is vandalized, aliens in L.A. and death threats

The Daily Word

Aux Dog Theatre was vandalized on Halloween. They are taking donations to cover fix-up costs.

Edible Arrangements did a little more than deliver some fruit, they also threw in a death threat, customer claims.

Breastfeeding in public is OK, says city Councilwoman Diane Gibson.

University of Missouri System prez calls it quits, because racism.

Stop the (coffee) presses: Starbucks launches war on Christmas, Evangelical groups claim.

Aliens, I mean “missile test launch” spotted over L.A. Saturday night.

Walk the Moon team up with AT&T to make a deaf accessible music video, and it's the coolest thing you'll ever see.

Watch this man's sweet tribute to a colleague that passed, with a bagpipe rendition of “Amazing Grace.” Oh, and he's playing it in space.

V.23 No.37 |


The Daily Word in Zeus, health care and Rebel Donut

The Daily Word

South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius has been found guilty of manslaughter for the fatal shooting of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

The Navy is searching for a missing pilot after two jets crashed into the Pacific Ocean.

A woman in Blackstone, Mass., was arrested after the remains of three infants were found in her home.

Sorry, Mr. President. I was expecting Beyoncé.

Around 250,000 people in Virginia will lose their health insurance at the end of November.

Rebel Donut is going to be featured on the show “Donut Showdown” tonight on the Cooking Channel!

A crafty thief used her kid as she stole a credit card, then proceeded to give herself the royal treatment with a shopping spree.

A woman and her 2-year-old son are on the mend after two dogs brutally attacked them.

On comparing Albuquerque violence to other cities …

Zeus, the world's tallest dog, passed away this week. RIP big guy.

V.23 No.25 | 6/19/2014

Idiot Box

Can’t We Just Nuke the Disease?

“The Last Ship” on TNT

Surprising no one, Michael Bay produces the explosive military thriller “The Last Ship” for TNT.
V.22 No.34 |


The Daily Word in Coca-Cola's vault, Bernalillo same-sex hearing and "sex boxes" in Switzerland

The Daily Word

The United States and Britain team up to show Syria's government that when you “cross a line” (referring to a gas attack that killed at least 355 people, though some reports have stated the death toll was over 1,000), the world is going to get involved.

Police in Spokane, Wash., have arrested a second teenage suspect in the fatal beating of 88-year-old Delbert Belton, who was a WWII veteran.

After being found guilty last week for the Fort Hood shooting spree four years ago, the sentencing phase of Maj. Nidal Hasan's trial starts today.

There's a Coca-Cola vault? I want to go to there.

In preparation for a hearing this afternoon on same-sex marriage, Bernalillo County Clerk Maggie Toulouse Oliver has printed 1,000 same-sex marriage licenses.

Kids at Joy Junction learn how to capture their wishes and dreams with a camera via the Pictures of Hope program.

Mayor Richard Berry's office initiates the "Equity in Pay Task Force," aimed at closing the wage gap between men and women.

For those who find themselves taking long drives and suddenly getting the urge to have sex, Zurich, Switzerland now has “sex boxes” where people can drive up and give it a go. It's also safer for the prostitutes.

And now, the big question: Do we really want to see a John Lennon clone?

V.20 No.29 |


The Daily Word where the GOP Says "We’re Going to hurt some people" and Rep. David Wu Resigns

The Daily Word

Latest debt ceiling BS links here, here and here.

Lockerbie bomber Abdel Basset al-Megrahi, was spotted at a pro-Qaddafi rally.

Landslide in South Korea kills 32.

Embattled Oregon Rep. and tiger enthusiast, David Wu resigns.

Fourteen-year-old Mexican hitman sentenced to three years in prison.

RIP Elliot Handler, creator of Hot Wheels.

3,700 post offices set to close.

Netfix acquires 3,000 hours of Televisa telenovelas.

Philadelphia reporter attacked during live report on animal cruelty.

Don't fall for the black money scam.

Olympic skier Jeret Peterson dies from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Afghanistan is getting it's own version of The Office?

New study shows that people from polar regions have larger brains and eyeballs.

Park Rangers rescue same hiker twice this month.

Frank Darabont steps down as showrunner for the Walking Dead.

John Goodman joins the cast of Community.

Two British teens visit Wal-Mart for the first time, hilarious commentary ensues.

Check out the Navy's new laser/gun death machine.

George Lucas loses copyright lawsuit against the prop designer who designed the original Stormtrooper helmets.

Happy Birthday Donnie Yen!!!

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