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The Daily Word in Chris Christie's apology, West Virginia's water and dead chickens

People weigh in on Gov. Chris Christie's apology concerning his team's “callous” and “stupid” behavior.

HBO's "Girls" gets renewed for a fourth season. Has the third even premiered yet?

After a chemical spill contaminated the water supply, nearly 200,000 people in West Virginia were left without H2O.

A major drop in added jobs for December flusters economists.

Someone's been leaving dead chickens at a North Valley cemetery.

It seems that panhandling has become a profession for a couple (and their kids) in Modesto, Calif.

Some students in Gallup found a way to cheat the system.

A woman surrendered her dog (that tested positive for cocaine and marijuana), but now she wants her canine friend back.

Coors Banquet beer puts out an 18-wheeler engulfed in flames.

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The Daily Word in Mubarak's potential release, bear maulings and Pistorius' indictment

Egyptian officials are calling for the release of former President Hosni Mubarak from prison, which some say could result in more violence in Egypt.

A study shows that US unemployment rates increased in more than half the states in July, and hiring, which has been steady since January, took a slow decline in July as well.

Oscar Pistorius, Paralympic champion, is being indicted for premeditated murder for the shooting of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.

This is why I don't go jogging in Michigan, Alaska, Colorado, Wyoming … or pretty much anywhere.

I don't care if you raised the prices. We came to see some polar bears!

UNM has incorporated a new system where students can log in online to report crimes they witness on campus. … because phones are so last year.

It's not every day that you pay 25 cents upon receiving a parcel from China. … and then get arrested for it.

Just in case you ever wondered what would happen if you stuck a fork into your meat and two veg, a 70-year-old Australian man has the answer.

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The CNM Chronicle Snapshot

Contributed Photo: Back right—Adviser Jack Ehn; Middle row from left—Distribution Manager Brandy Valles, Features Reporter Shaya Rogers, Editor-in-Chief Jyllian Roach, Production Manager Jonathan Gamboa, Managing Editor Adriana Avila; Front row from left—Art Director Scott Roberts, Investigative Reporter Daniel Johnson
Contributed Photo: Back right—Adviser Jack Ehn; Middle row from left—Distribution Manager Brandy Valles, Features Reporter Shaya Rogers, Editor-in-Chief Jyllian Roach, Production Manager Jonathan Gamboa, Managing Editor Adriana Avila; Front row from left—Art Director Scott Roberts, Investigative Reporter Daniel Johnson

We here at The Weekly Alibi would like to extend a congratulatory hand to The CNM Chronicle for taking third place in the Associated Collegiate Press (ACP) 2013 International Best in Show Competition at the Midwinter Conference in San Francisco, which went from Feb. 27 to March 3.

The CNM Chronicle, a student-run publication, is issued weekly at the Central New Mexico Community College (CNM). The award comes as a nice surprise, considering just a couple of years ago, there was a lag in readership.

“It's a lot of validation for us because two years ago the paper wasn't doing too well, and it was kind of considered a joke on campus.” Jyllian Roach, editor-in-chief of the paper, said. “I sat down with the editor before me, and we came up with a list of ways to make the paper better.

“We felt that we were doing a good job, and we watched our numbers go up as far as readers go, so it's nice that other people recognize that we're doing the right thing.”

Ironically, CNM doesn't even have a journalism program. So, the recognition of their work is literally derived from the intuition, ingenuity and zeal of the students who run the Chronicle.

“We only have an intro class, so more than anything, we were trying to figure out how to train ourselves and how to train our staff to do good journalism,” Roach said. “As a community college paper, our legacy is just a snapshot, and my term as editor is a snapshot.

“So, the paper will grow and change with different editors. In five years, it won't be anything like it is now.”

Well, this award is one nice snapshot.

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The Daily Word featuring blame, yakuza, sunscreen, free speech and booth babes

We may finally have someone to blame for starting the Wallow Fire.

Meanwhile, firefighters in Rio Rancho are penalized for harrasing a rookie and his "private part."

After 33 years of foot-dragging, the FDA will start regulating sunscreen like it should have been all along. The Alibi's Miss Diagnosis rejoices.

The ever-resourceful yakuza and their crime syndicate overlords are capitalizing on Japan's tsunami disaster.

Chaos in Greece.

For my July 1 birthday, L.A. schools are banning flavored milk.

Meanwhile, two landmark court rulings favor students' free speech when they're online at home.

Here are five things to keep an eye on as Republican presidential challengers start lining up.

The 2011 E3 booth babes [NSFW ads] and the lonely dudes who photograph them.


V.20 No.18 | 5/5/2011
Courtesy of Jesse Lopez

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Pride Flag Flies in Clovis

By Marisa Demarco

Demonstrators from around the state gathered on a cold, windy afternoon in Clovis, N.M., to show support for LGBT student rights.

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The Daily Word 11.10.10: Pissed-off students, the history of style, mysterious gamma ray bubbles, sausage bites

U.K. students riot in the streets over fee hikes that would triple tuition.

Meanwhile, UNM academics won’t feel next year’s 5 percent budget cut, acting president Paul Roth indicated yesterday.

Not so at CNM. Several vocational programs will be cut in the fall.

Sara Lee will be swallowed by Mexico’s gigante food corporation Grupo Bimbo.

Mustachioed movie critic Gene Shalit is leaving “Today.”

Hear arts and culture critic Dave Hickey talk about “the History of Style” tonight at 516 ARTS. He’s amazing. It’s at 7 p.m. and costs $10.

The FDA unveils 36 proposed warning labels for cigarette packaging.

Two “huge, mysterious gamma ray-emitting bubbles” are sitting at the center of the Milky Way galaxy, astronomers say.

Gwyneth Paltrow thinks she’s a country music singer now.

Dunkin’ Donuts rolls out sausage-pancake munchkin thingies.

V.18 No.40 | 10/1/2009

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The Teachers’ Story

By Jerry Ortiz y Pino

Genuine change in our school systems can’t happen until we get honest about education’s ugliest secret: “Dropouts” are actually push-outs, force outs and most teachers and principals have no interest bringing them back in.

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