V.24 No.1 | 1/1/2015
The Daily Word in baby names, ants, Cozy Powell, & werewolfism.
By Constance Moss and Carl Petersen [ Mon Dec 29 2014 12:13 PM ]
Another plane is missing.
Lizard Squad claims an assist in the Sony hack.
Viewers are weary of Reality TV.
Three lefts make a right for ants.
Cosby hired detectives to dig up dirt on his accusers.
How do hand warmers heat up?
What are Albuquerque’s busiest intersections?
Downtown’s ice skating rink is open and tiny.
Liam and Mia were the most popular baby names in NM this year.
The Year In Review Facebook App wasn't such a good idea.
John Oliver tells us why New Year’s Eve sucks.
A cyclist is sueing the city over a pothole.
In Northern Ireland, a man was beaten to death with his own guitar on Christmas Eve.
A woman in California was recently reunited with her hotrod: a Mustang that was stolen 28 years ago.
Caution: these quotes may inspire spontaneous creativity.
Meanwhile, it’s time to think about the future... the far future.
The President of Argentina is trying to curb werewolfism by adopting a seventh son and making him her Godson.
Iron Maiden's seventh album Seventh Son of a Seventh Son, touches heavily on the theme of the paranormal, and features the song “The Clairvoyant."
V.23 No.35 |
The Daily Word in "Longmire" cancellation, kids with guns and affirmative consent
By Mark Lopez [ Fri Aug 29 2014 9:02 AM ]
Nidal Hasan, who was sentenced to death last year for fatally shooting 13 people at Ft. Hood, Texas, in 2009, has asked to be made a citizen of the Islamic State.
California passes an “affirmative consent” bill to address the problem of rape on campuses.
A police officer in Atlanta was arrested for allegedly killing a woman he met online and then burning her body.
Soaring rents prove problematic for people living in urban areas, as that's where everyone wants to be.
The Washington Post on young children and guns.
Albuquerque authorities are investigating a robbery at a Dairy Queen, during which an employee shot and killed the suspected robber.
So, not only did they still a car, but they left a bag of caca and a gun?
A judge will decide today whether to grant the $350,000 buyout for former APS Superintendent Winston Brooks.
“Longmire,” formerly shot in Garson Studios in Santa Fe, has been canceled. Now fans wonder whether another network will pick it up for a fourth season.
A couple guys found out why those rocks in Death Valley move.
V.23 No.26 |
The Daily Word in air quality, teacher evaluations, mayoral performance and Hitler's moves
By Geoffrey Plant [ Tue Jul 1 2014 12:40 PM ]
It is now illegal to text while driving in the state of New Mexico.
Hannah Skandera says there is flexibility in how New Mexico teacher evaluations affect teacher pay.
The "cannibal cop" had his conviction overturned.
The Supreme Court found that Hobby Lobby may assert its religious values on employees by refusing to cover birth control under their insurance plan.
Here is a large collection of stupid GOP quotes about rape.
Soon "tiger selfies" will be illegal in New York.
Kim Jung Sexy Beast Ek (for short) has the longest name in Sweden.
It's time for Netflix's annual movie dump.
V.23 No.26 | 6/26/2014
Moving Toward Justice
VAWA finally allows the prosecution of rapists in Indian Country, but there’s still more work to be done
By Erika Wurth
VAWA finally allows the prosecution of non-Native rapists on the reservation, but there’s more work to be done.
V.23 No.25 |
The Daily Word in victim shaming, fake penises and foiled school shootings
By Ty Bannerman [ Wed Jun 25 2014 9:07 AM ]
Good morning! It's Wednesday, June 25,
and the attorney representing a UNM football player who was accused of rape has publicly released a cell phone video showing his client and the alleged victim "in numerous and different sexual positions,"
Taos is still wrestling with whether or not to rename Kit Carson park after something other than the man in charge of the "Long Walk" where thousands of Navajos were forcibly relocated from their homelands,
a group of anti-abortion protestors think that Gov. Martinez isn't "pro-life" enough,
and an Albuquerque man tried and failed to use a fake penis called "the Whizzinator" to pass a drug test.
a teenager who planned an attack on his school involving multiple guns, bombs and molotov cocktails thinks he might be mentally ill,
the Supreme Court ruled that police need a warrant to search your cell phone,
and a man in Queens walked into a McDonald's with a knife sticking out of his back. "He was cool and calm," said his friend.
Have a great day!
The Daily Word in security, surveillance, drones and genderless pronouns
By Geoffrey Plant [ Tue Jun 24 2014 12:04 PM ]
There's a new security measure in the Albuquerque mayor's office: a second door.
New security measures coming to Pat Hurley park in NW Albuquerque.
Charges are being dropped in the case of three UNM football players accused of raping a female student.
Check out this photo gallery of Barstow's many kitschy motels.
Here is a national map of military and civilian drone crashes as well as airports that are or will be hosting drone traffic.
How much are Bob Dylan's lyrics to "Like a Rolling Stone" worth?
Vancouver school board approves the use of genderless pronouns.
Learn the true meaning of "my two cents" and other business jargon that should be used sparingly.
Watch Japanese folks master the use of the English-speaker's favorite curse word.
Excellent short film set to Tiny Tim's "Livin' in the Sunlight, Lovin' in the Moonlight".
V.23 No.24 |
The Daily Word in hungry gators, a stegomastodon skull and a POW's return
By Mark Lopez [ Fri Jun 13 2014 9:34 AM ]
Colleges look at fraternities to ease the pressure.
Secretary of State John Kerry sent a message to Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, urging Iraqis to “come together,” as Al Qaeda-inspired militants continue their march toward Baghdad.
Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, an American prisoner of war, has been returned to the states.
A priest was shot and killed at a church in Phoenix, Ariz., while another was wounded.
Bobby Lee Pearson, who was on trial for a burglary charge, died in a fight mere hours after being acquitted.
You don't want your gun? Take it to the landfill!
Two Chinese nationals were apprehended and face federal charges for trying to buy military sensors from an Albuquerque company and smuggle them back to China.
Doctors at UNM Hospital are trying to reconstruct an 8-month-old child's organs after she was allegedly raped by her mother's boyfriend.
A Louisiana tour guide likes to swim with gators … and feed them … with his mouth.
V.23 No.17 |
The Daily Word in no toe shoes for soldiers, The Rob Ford Show and the world's fastest beer mile.
By Geoffrey Plant [ Tue Apr 29 2014 11:48 AM ]
KAFB could be fined 10,000 dollars per day if they don't start cleaning up the jet fuel spill.
The DOJ's first community meeting was a bumpy ride.
Beyonce took a picture of a New Mexico highway sign.
Police have charged a third man, a Lobo running back, for his suspected role in a gang rape.
"As women age, they are worth less and less" and other bits of marital wisdom from the Chinese government.
Cliven Bundy's dispute with BLM has drawn wackos from far and wide to his realm of Nevada.
Donald Sterling's girlfriend has a weird visor.
Toronto mayor Rob Ford's story as a TV show.
V.22 No.36 |
The Daily Word in a Bandidos bust, Bigfoot in Nebraska, Obama chills out on Syria and Neil Young tells Keystoners like it is
By Geoffrey Plant [ Tue Sep 10 2013 11:05 AM ]
Cavity-filled driver of car involved in accident on I-40 last week arraigned in court with a spectacular history of bench warrants.
President Obama was giving interviews last night like Debbie did Dallas.
The 1980's British Columbia ghost town that time forgot.
Yeti sighting in Nebraska.
George Zimmerman cannot stay out of the news.
Onions were so cheap in India, even your momma couldn't cook them all.
Convicted New Delhi rapists to be sentenced tomorrow, possibly will hang.
When we worshiped craven images.
Barber who uses fire to trim hair. Pat Buchanan's hair.
V.22 No.29 |
The Daily Word in clogged drains, pushed off the bay bridge, third in line to the throne and someone else's whiskey
By Geoffrey Plant [ Tue Jul 23 2013 9:07 AM ]
New Mexico basketball coach has her rape charges dismissed due to technicality.
There's nowhere for the rain to go in Albuquerque.
Eight activists from the National Immigrant Youth Alliance orchestrated their detainment as an act of civil disobedience at the border in Nogales.
Why the UK's proposal to filter all online pornography (unless you opt-in for porn) is stupid.
David Cameron says "they'll make wonderful parents." Up-to-the-minute coverage of the royal baby.
China has banned the construction of official buildings....
A woman's vehicle went off the Chesapeake Bay bridge.
V.22 No.10 |
The Daily Word in obituaries, horse meat and an ABBA reunion
By Geoffrey Plant [ Tue Mar 12 2013 12:04 PM ]
Roswell horse slaughterhouse set to open in three weeks.
Think of the magical powers.
ABBA reunion perhaps?
115 Cardinals are locked in a room and they're not coming out until they elect a new pope.
V.21 No.51 |
The Daily Word in the Coors and Montano Wal-Mart appeal, a heavy metal disability and Arundo donax
By Geoffrey Plant [ Sat Dec 22 2012 11:18 AM ]
Is Sotheby's auction house misrepresenting properties in Santa Fe?
Interesting Rio Grande Sun article about a vehicular homicide case in northern New Mexico.
A Swede was granted disability benefits for his heavy metal music addiction.
This Osmonds record was kind of metal. And bizarre.
A federal employee is in trouble for farting too much at work.
The woman who was photographed at an Occupy protest being shot in the mouth with pepper spray has been fined $260.00.
Rioting in New Delhi over the gang rape that occurred last weekend.
Iron Butterfly member Lee Dorman died.
Learn about Rankin and Bass.
V.21 No.43 |
The Daily Word in plankton, clowns, weather, six-toed-cats, and more right wing rape garbage
By Geoffrey Plant [ Sat Oct 27 2012 9:31 AM ]
A sort-of in depth article about the looming ABQ Health Partners and Lovelace split.
Watchdog group says a LANL weapons laboratory is dangerous. LANL says it's fine.
The U.S. Department of the Interior named the Cumbres & Toltec Railroad a historic landmark.
Even though he's been found guilty of massive tax evasion, rest assured that Silvio Berlusconi will remain in politics.
This senate candidate said in a debate that if you get pregnant after being raped, it's because God wants it to happen.
Video of a very large group of clowns at a convention in Mexico City.
Here's a bunch of hyperbolic and cliched statements from weathermen and others about Hurricane Sandy.
The descendents of Hemingway's six-toed cats live on in great numbers and sponsored by Pfizer.
Is Beck's still Beck's if it's made in America and doesn't taste like Beck's?
How Facebook works now.
Here is a website listing and rating New Mexico's ghost towns.
On this day in 1988 the L.A. Times reported that Larry Flynt allegedly hired a hit man to kill Hugh Hefner, Frank Sinatra, Bob Guccione, and publisher Walter Annenberg.
V.21 No.44 | 11/1/2012
The Daily Word in Syrian ceasefire, Hurricane Sandy and WikiLeaks
By Marisa Demarco [ Thu Oct 25 2012 10:53 AM ]
A funeral home sent a family their loved one’s brain in a bag. Court says they can’t sue.
Maximum sentence for a driver who killed a cyclist in January: 90 days in jail, $300 fine.
Syrian army agrees to a ceasefire from Friday to Monday.
Hurricane Sandy is heading our way.
WikiLeaks is releasing the U.S. policies on detaining people in camps and GitMo. The website hacked them from the DOD.
Chinese artist Ai Weiwei goes Gangnam style.
Why it’s so hard to fire a police officer.
Bullied teen throws herself in front of a train.
7-year-old girl writes an opera.
Legalizing marijuana is on the ballot in Washington, Colorado and Oregon.
Rape is rape, says the president.
Don’t worry about convicted sex offenders this Halloween. They’ve got a curfew.
Last-minute DIY Halloween costumes.
Nirvana, the Broadway musical.
V.21 No.20 | 5/17/2012
Courtesy of Yvette McClelland
Military sexual assault numbers are shocking
By Marisa Demarco [ Fri May 18 2012 12:45 PM ]
Last week, I sat down with Yvette McClelland, a veteran who served in the Air Force for a decade. She worked as a telecommunications maintenance specialist. Her time in the military was fraught with sexism, harassment and assault. McClelland was raped three times by fellow service members, she says.
Many years later, she’s still working on handling the fallout. As part of an effort to draw attention to this systemic problem, she’s brought a movie to town. The Invisible War will screen at Guild Cinema today at 4, 6 and 8 p.m. and tomorrow at 12:30 p.m.
The 8 p.m. Friday and 12:30 p.m. Saturday screenings feature guest speakers Ariana and Ben Klay. They are suing the military after Ariana was assaulted while in the Marines.
The numbers are staggering. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta estimates that 19,000 people serving in the military were sexually assaulted last year, though only about 3,000 people reported it.
Though the Department of Defense is attempting to address the issue, McClelland points out what she thinks is the real problem: Sexual assault cases remain entirely within the military. The Stop Act, introduced in November, aims to create an independent body of civilian and military experts to investigate and prosecute those cases. McClelland says she hopes people will encourage their political representatives in Washington to support the bill.
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