V.23 No.44 |
The Daily Word in voting, cruelty and Gareth Pugh
It's time to rock the Bernalillo County vote, y'all. Peruse the 2014 Alibi Election Guide to learn more about key races and for translations of ballot-speak on advisory questions and constitutional amendments. Contrary to propaganda that voting doesn't matter, it totally does. And local and state elections are a way to make a real positive impact on our community. And you know you want a sticker. So vote early through Saturday, Nov. 1, or rock the ballot on Election Day proper.
Burque is one of only two cities nationwide recognized as an Urban Bird Treaty City, y'all. Translation: Our burg is for the birds ... in a good way.
A motion to dismiss charges against three teens charged with beating two Native homeless men to death in the South Valley was denied.
A man suspected of committing a string of home invasions of elderly women in southeast Albuquerque was arrested by SWAT.
A deer jumped in front of a motorcycle. The bike is totaled, the deer is dead and the biker? He's fine ... and headed back to work as a zookeeper.
Chronic fatigue syndrome patients, it's all in your head ... specifically your brain.
I'm not a huge fan of the fashion-industrial complex. But Gareth Pugh's Spring 2015 Read-to-Wear line is blowing my occult-obsessed mind ATM. Get your costume inspiration on, y'all.
V.23 No.44 | 10/30/2014
Crib Notes: Oct. 30, 2014
Test your knowledge of last week’s New Mexico economic, criminal and media news with the Alibi pop quiz.
Odds & Ends
From China to Georgia, it’s funny because it happened to someone else.
V.23 No.43 |
The Daily Word in coyotes, concealed baseball bats and the history of mourning attire
According to Mayor Berry, APD faces a shortage of 200 officers (or one-fifth of its police force) owing to changes in New Mexico’s government employee retirement schedule; officers who retire in 2015 will receive fewer benefits than those retiring this year.
The reward for information on the killing of Tasmanian devil Jasper is now $10,000. Yesterday, the Mayor's Office reached out to the Australian zoo that Jasper was on loan from. If you have any information about this crime, please contact Crime Stoppers at call 843-7867.
Nationwide scrutiny of Job Corps follows an investigative report; claims about the Albuquerque site include fraudulent certifications, testing problems, violence and illegal drug use.
A Rio Rancho man who stands accused of armed robberies had a baseball bat hidden in his pants.
State lawmakers were briefed about ebola readiness yesterday.
Residents of Bosque Farms are on the alert for hungry coyotes.
City officials held the first of several community meetings to discuss oversight of Albuquerque Police Department's use of force.
CSA Group has consolidated its photovoltaic certification and testing facilities here in New Mexico.
Two folks from Burque caught fish at Navajo Lake by using “LED light-up pink fishing poles.”
Death Becomes Her: A Century of Mourning Attire is now on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC. According to the exhibit overview, "The thematic exhibition is organized chronologically and features mourning dress from 1815 to 1915 ..." Death Becomes Her runs through February 1, 2015.
V.23 No.43 | 10/23/2014
Crib Notes: Oct. 23, 2014
From first amendment litigation against UNM to ’80s radio, what do you know about last week’s New Mexico news?
V.23 No.42 |
The Daily Word in the First Amendment, cannabis and green chile
Democratic candidate for New Mexico Auditor Tim Keller's new attack ad uses the pop culture cachet of the A1A Car Wash from "Breaking Bad" to reference the dirt on Republican opponent Robert Aragon. Oh and the ad is narrated by "Gomie" (Steven Michael Quezada).
Virgin Galactic CEO George Whitesides announced that Spaceport America, located in the Jornada del Muerto desert basin, is just four test flights away from its inaugural commercial travel flight .
Tierra Blanca High Desert Ranch High Desert Youth Program owner/operator Scott Chandler, who stands accused of abuse and torture of troubled teens, has filed a defamation/libel lawsuit against Steve Cowen (the father of a youth resident/alleged victim), reporter Rene Romo, the New Mexico Department of Public Safety and the New Mexico State Police.
Albuquerque Police Chief Gorden Eden discusses efforts to combat a 10-49 (department code for "information") failure within APD and progress that he's made moving APD away from "siloing information."
Former New Mexico governor Gary Johnson posits that medical marijuana could be a potential treatment for ebola.
Historical teevee drama "Manhattan" was renewed for a second season by WGN America.
Former UNM student Monica Pompeo is suing the university for violating her First Amendment rights by forcing her to drop a course titled "Images of (Wo)men: From Icons to Iconoclasts." The academic conflict began when Pompeo critiqued mid-'80s lesbian romantic drama Desert Hearts by referring to lesbianism as perverse and using the word "barren" a lot.
PBS considers nuevomexicano farmers' concerns about the state green chile industry competition with out-of-state growers while coping with extreme weather's negative impact on crop yields.
Happy birthday, Oscar Wilde, Nico, Tim Robbins and Bob Mould (Hüsker Dü, Sugar).
V.23 No.42 | 10/16/2014
Crib Notes: Oct. 16, 2014
Test your knowledge of last week’s New Mexico news about cannabis, pizza and health care with the Alibi pop quiz.
V.23 No.41 |
The Daily Word in cold onion rings, decriminalizing marijuana and a flying Yoda
A man is suing the Bloomfield, N.M. Burger King; he claims he was attacked by the manager after complaining that his order of onion rings was cold.
Beginning this weekend, The East Mountain Centre for Theatre is presenting an original musical with a catered dinner in Sandia Park.
The Special Shapes Rodeo at Balloon Fiesta this morn included floating objects resembling a cactus, an owl and Yoda, among other flights of fancy.
New Mexico gubernatorial candidate Gary King believes in decriminalizing small amounts of marijuana but incumbent Susana Martinez disagrees.
The 12th annual Soccorrofest happens this weekend and features funky, rockin’ local blues quartet Rhythm Divine.
Going into this weekend’s action, the UNM Volleyball team remains undefeated.
Over at HuffPo, author Sandra Ramos-O’Briant writes about driving from Burque to El Defe in 1967.
Owing to ongoing drought, this year’s Maize Maze is mostly composed of sorghum.
V.23 No.41 | 10/9/2014
Crib Notes: Oct. 9, 2014
Eyes on the skies, pencils down: Test your knowledge of last week’s New Mexico news with the Alibi pop quiz.
V.23 No.40 |
The Daily Word in balloons, Vulcans and tiger muskies
Although the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta Board made a bid to bring them here, next year's World Hot Air Ballooning Championships will be held in Saga, Japan.
The Albuquerque Development Commission approved renovation plans for the El Vado Motel.
The Vulcans are here.
A man allegedly threatened others with an AK-47 at the Rio Rancho Wal-Mart. He was arrested.
Apparently two local firefighters fought.
A UNM official apologized for some of the "sensational and controversial" topics on offer at this year's Celebrate Sex event.
An accused Alison Krauss impersonator was arrested at an Albuquerque motel.
Director Adam Wingard talks to the Mountain View Telegraph about filming in Moriarty and Estancia, N.M.
V.23 No.40 | 10/2/2014
Crib Notes: Oct. 2, 2014
From APD to UNM, test your knowledge of last week’s New Mexico news with the Alibi pop quiz, Crib Notes.
V.23 No.39 |
The Daily Word in ebola, Ello and Pantone beer packaging
In Liberia and Sierra Leone, the ebola death toll is at least 2,917. Liberian capital Monrovia faces an epidemic, as infections outpace access to health care.
The skull of a new species of dino, Ankylousaur, is now on display at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science. BLM paleontologist Phil Gensler said, "It looks vaguely like an armored alligator."
The IRS raided Downtown business BigByte, a data center, this morning.
What is new anti-Facebook social network Ello's story?
This Pantone beer packaging reminds me of those what-color-is-your-urine hydration charts. (Generally speaking, the darker your urine is, the more dehydrated you are. But vitamins, supplements and certain health conditions can also affect urine color.)
V.23 No.39 | 9/25/2014
Crib Notes: Sept. 25, 2014
From law enforcement to simulated predation—test your knowledge of last week’s New Mexico news with the Alibi pop quiz.
V.23 No.38 |
The Daily Word in poverty, beisbol and cannabis
More nuevomexicanos live in poverty this year compared to last. And we're still the second-most impoverished state in the nation.
Scope our inaugural Cannabis Issue in print or online for editorials on politics and policy and arts and economics, a N.M. MMJ primer, a cannabis timeline, a compilation of weed quotes and more.
James Gandolfini would have turned 53 years old today. We sure do miss you, boss.
V.23 No.37 |
The Daily Word in APD, melanoma and kindness
A USA Today article published yesterday quoted Albuquerque Police Chief Gorden Eden recognizing "a systemic failure in ... ability to track employee misconduct." Eden went to say, "I believe there are people on the force who shouldn't be on the force.'' But Eden told USA Today that police union contracts make it difficult to enforce retroactive discipline within bounds of a union contract, stating "Yes, we may be stuck with them."
Today Albuquerque Police Officers Association President Stephanie Lopez told KOAT that she initially felt disappointed and angered that Eden would represent officers in this light. But Lopez and Eden have since talked and are now on the same page.
SolaranRX Inc. has licensed a groundbreaking method for diagnosing and treating melanoma. The process was developed by UNM Pharmaceutical Sciences and DermatologyAssociate Professor Dr. Yubin Miao. The technology involves a peptide that binds to melanoma cells which can be infused with imaging and therapeutic radionuclides to assess and treat melanoma.
Outfitted in full gear, Albuquerque firefighters climbed stairs 110 stories today in honor of those lost in the 9/11 terror attacks.
Starting next week Alaska Airlines will offer nonstop daily flights from Albuquerque to Seattle.
On this day of remembrance, a quote by Vonnegutian protagonist Eliot Rosewater seems appropriate: "Hello, babies. Welcome to Earth. It's hot in the summer and cold in the winter. It's round and wet and crowded. At the outside, babies, you've got about a hundred years here. There's only one rule that I know of babies: God damn it, you've got to be kind."
18th Annual Harvest Festival at Haynes Park
Featuring trick-or-treating, carnival games, food, entertainment, door prizes and tons of candy.
A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) at KiMo Theatre
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