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V.24 No.35 | 8/27/2015

news

The Daily Word in super lice, impending global doom and Kenny Rogers

By Constance Moss [ Fri Aug 21 2015 11:43 AM ]
The Daily Word

Teenagers from North and South Korea competed in an international soccer tournament in Pyongyang, despite the threat of war between the two nations.

A woman on the New York City subway scratched and bit another female passenger for trying to sit next to her.

Mutant super lice are wreaking havoc on scalps in Western New York and have been reported in 25 states.

In a band? Here are five band photo clichés to avoid.

According to NASA, rumors of impeding global doom are greatly exaggerated.

July was planet earth's hottest month on record ever.

We have the best food trail in the nation: The Green Chile Cheeseburger Trail.

Charges against the New Mexico man who threw a banana peel at Dave Chappelle have been dropped.

Kenny Rogers turns 77 today!

Thanks to John Hankinson for the link!

V.24 No.19 | 5/7/2015
Derby name: Big Wheels, Affiliation: Albuquerque Roller Derby, Position: Jammer
Eric Williams ericwphoto.com

Sports

Hell on Skates

Roller derby enters the new millennium

By Sonja Dewing
Roller derby is as adrenaline fueled as ever, but the sport is changing with the times.
V.24 No.16 | 4/16/2015
Coach K vanquished Bo Ryan's Badgers previously—and again.
ESPN

sports

Duke Wins NCAA National Championship

Wisconsin Giant-killers fall short in final game

By Michael Sanchez [ Fri Apr 10 2015 2:46 PM ]
Wherein Michael Sanchez breaks down a dynamic match-up between the Blue Devils and the Badgers.
V.24 No.10 | 03/05/2015

news

The Daily Word in girl power, girls playing sports and GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS!

By Amelia Olson [ Tue Mar 10 2015 11:20 AM ]
The Daily Word

It’s Tuesday! Today’s Daily Word will ~*~BlOw YoUr MiNd~*~*

Netflix is releasing a new series that you can’t binge watch. WTF?!

Saudi girls can now participate in sports at school! Yes you read that right! Yes I know it’s 2015 and that seems like it shouldn’t be a headline. But it’s true! Yay! Sports for everyone!

This is just incredibly sad. 10 people were killed in a helicopter crash while filming for a reality TV show.

Apparently giving eviction notices to homeless folks won’t solve homelessness?

It's a Grass Widow kind of day!

V.24 No.9 | 2/26/2015
Robert Maestas

Crib Notes

Crib Notes: Feb. 26, 2015

By August March
What do you know about last week’s Albuquerque, New Mexico news? Take the Alibi pop quiz and know your score.
V.23 No.50 | 12/11/2014
Officially the WisePies Arena … but you can call it whatever you want.

sports

Rio Grande Rivalry Resumes

Lobos win and the Pit gets a new name

By Michael Sanchez [ Fri Dec 5 2014 3:56 PM ]
Challenges on the heels of a win for Lobo men’s basketball, plus the Pit’s renaming brouhaha.
V.23 No.45 | 11/6/2014

news

The Daily Word in officer retention, UNM athletics and decriminalizing marijuana

By August March [ Thu Nov 6 2014 1:43 PM ]
The Daily Word

In an effort to keep “seasoned officers” on the job protecting this city and its denizens, the Albuquerque City Council passed legislation intended to offer extra income to police officers willing to postpone retirement.

It was damn warm last month in Burque; in fact, it was the third-warmest October in a century in these here parts.

Autumn means our city will soon host wild avian visitors from up north; just don’t feed them.

Albuquerque Little Theater is bringing an Irving Berlin work to life in time for the winter holidays.

Marijuana decriminalization efforts made progress nationally and locally this week.

A Mexican child with a massive tumor on his neck and shoulder is having the ailment treated here in Albuquerque.

UNM Lobo starting quarterback Cole Gautsche has been injured, and Coach Davies said he may be out for the rest of the season.

In more UNM sports news, the captain of the UNM women’s basketball squad was charged with throwing a knife at her significant other.

Here’s this week’s New Mexico fishing report, courtesy of the Portales News-Tribune.

Over at Duke City Fix, New Mexico history writer Ben Moffett reviews Robert Turner Wood’s new book about Burque’s postwar transformation.

V.23 No.36 | 9/4/2014
Lobos in a pre-season game against the Air Force Academy

sports

Lobo Men's Soccer Back to the College Cup?

Looking to improve on last year's impressive season

By Michael Sanchez [ Fri Aug 29 2014 1:59 PM ]
It’s a new year, Lobos men’s soccer. Time to shine!
V.23 No.32 | 8/7/2014
L to R: Sol FC GM Larry Espinoza, Carlos Bracamontes, Carlos Valderrama and Sol FC president Ron Patel
Michael Sanchez

sports

International Legends Cup Is Coming to Albuquerque

… If they can find somewhere to play

By Michael Sanchez [ Tue Aug 5 2014 1:56 PM ]
Sol FC’s all set to bring World Cup players to Albuquerque in the International Legends Cup—just as soon as they nail down a venue.
V.23 No.31 | 7/31/2014

sports

Summer Alternatives

Sports to enjoy right now

By Michael Sanchez [ Sat Jul 26 2014 8:00 AM ]
With slim pickings in the sports department, late summer is a good time to check out the games that get crowded out at other times of year.
V.23 No.27 | 7/3/2014

Book Review

Friendship, Death and Sports

Review by Michael Sanchez

Papers in the Wind

This humorous novel of soccer, love and loss follows a group of buddies who try to remain tight in the wake of their close friend’s death.
V.23 No.23 | 6/5/2014
CC by MartialArtsNomad.com

Feature

The Pacifist’s Guide to MMA

Or, a hipster’s introduction to Albuquerque’s other favorite sport

By Ari LeVaux
Ari LeVaux takes us inside the octagon.
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Feature

On the Card

By Ari LeVaux
Which local fighters should you root for in the UFC?
V.23 No.19 | 5/8/2014

Book Review

Coming Out in the NCAA

Review by Michael Sanchez

The Reappearing Act: Coming Out as Gay on a College Basketball Team Led by Born-Again Christians

A former Division I NCAA athlete recounts her difficult journey through college sports and fundamentalism as a gay woman.
V.23 No.17 | 4/24/2014
UConn Huskies’ head coach Geno Auriemma

sports

University of Connecticut Women's Team Destroys Notre Dame in NCAA Final

But does basketball matter if few people watch?

By Michael Sanchez [ Thu Apr 17 2014 4:44 PM ]
Are you tired of UConn yet? Too bad, because they keep kicking ass.
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