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V.23 No.31 |

news

The Daily Word in bears walking upright

By Ty Bannerman [ Wed Aug 6 2014 10:31 AM ]
The Daily Word

Today, we will begin with a bear walking on his hind legs in a quiet cul-de-sac.

Then, the noise of metal on metal and gunfire; cell phone footage from the latest police shooting.

An experimental serum has improved the conditions of two ebola-infected aid workers in Africa.

The clink of spoons on ceramics is silenced as Albuquerque’s first and only cereal bar closes up shop.

A controversial billboard for a plastic surgeon in Ann Arbor has been vandalized with a body-positive message.

And 13 years of warfare have not made us any safer.

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V.23 No.31 | 7/31/2014

news

The Daily Word in WWI, wacky weather and other worries.

By Carl Petersen [ Mon Jul 28 2014 12:19 PM ]
The Daily Word

Happy 100th birthday, World War I.

Massive, explosive decompression brought down MH17.

A tornado hit near Boston.

A lightning storm hit Venice Beach.

I wonder if Palin TV will show Lidsville.

Watch the trailer for the Simpsons/Family Guy crossover episode.

Now worry about kissing-bug disease.

A UFO terrifies Toronto.

Sexual harrassment at Comic-Con exists.

Get ready for the new mass extinction.

Progress Now NM is pushing for $25 fines for marijuana possission.

An Albuquerque hot dog cart was stolen.

What’s happening in Albuquerque today?

Go swimming!

Happy birthday, Steve Morse.

V.23 No.26 | 6/26/2014
More fun indeed
Billy McCall

Culture Shock

By Lisa Barrow

The nekkid eye

Journey into the exposed heart of Burque’s artworld with a celebration of the body, a drama about family and poetry to scare zealous patriots.
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V.23 No.7 | 2/13/2014

Book Review

How It Begins

Review by Mike Smith

Catastrophe 1914: Europe Goes to War

WWI started because the Emperor of Austria-Hungary was assassinated by a man who may have been part of a Serbian conspiracy, right? A new book shows that this explanation is so basic it’s just wrong.
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V.23 No.2 | 1/9/2014

Music

Rooster Roundabout: This week’s music highlights

By Mark Lopez [ Fri Jan 10 2014 4:00 PM ]
Writer Mark Lopez pays tribute to Phil Everly and talks about OutKast’s reunion, the new Springsteen album and more.
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V.21 No.32 |

news

The Daily Word in Olympic butts, Albuquerque bomb threats and bunker children

By Laura Marrich [ Fri Aug 10 2012 9:39 AM ]
The Daily Word

Three American soldiers killed by an Afghan pretending to be a cop

The memorial for the Sikh temple victims is happening today.

July: Hottest. Month. Ever.

There was a bomb threat at Pro’s Ranch Market

A new early species of human was discovered

Deceased Beastie Boy Adam Yauch is supernaturally awesome.

Kissing. Butts.

You, too, can learn to speak four languages in a year.

“How does one crip walk?”

Play with Politico’s nifty swing state map

Seven missing athletes from Cameroon probably defected in London. It happens.

“If you could see the earth illuminated when you were in a place as dark as night, it would look to you more splendid than the moon.”

Sometimes you love God so much, you just wanna make your children live in an underground bunker for their entire lives.

Romani people in France continue to get merde-ed upon.

“Walking Dead” deleted zombie horde scene

Anonymous hacked Australia.

The Stranglers’ Hugh Cornwell does a mariachi “Golden Brown.”

Have a gooey, flaming National S’more Day!

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V.21 No.29 |

NEWS

The Daily Word in Westboro Baptist Church, NM bankruptcy rates, Penn State penalities.

By E.J. Maliskas [ Mon Jul 23 2012 8:30 AM ]
The Daily Word

Westboro Baptist Church appears to have not have actually shown up to the candlelight vigil held last night for the Aurora shooting victims. They were probably too busy being blocked from protesting the funeral of a fallen soldier.

Yay for falling bankruptcy rates in New Mexico!

NCAA doles out intense punishment for Penn State.

More than 100 killed in Iraq after bombings and shootings make for the deadliest day this year.

13 killed in Texas pickup accident.

200-year-old Rancho De Corrales Event Center destroyed by fire.

Which would be more likely to provoke you to stab your husband: An obnoxious facebook post, or the fact that he was high on PCP?

AMC says no more masks at their movie screenings. Sorry superhero cosplayers.

Girl, where'd your arm go?

You may now smell like books.

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V.21 No.22 | 5/31/2012
Chuck Hosking prepares to ride to Kirtland Air Force Base.
Rebecca Belletto

From the Foxhole

Preach the Gospel Always

If necessary, use words

By Alex E. Limkin
Chuck Hosking is an American marvel, as close to a homegrown prophet as you’re likely to come across.
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V.21 No.10 | 3/8/2012

opinion

18 veterans commit suicide each day

By Marisa Demarco [ Wed Mar 14 2012 5:20 PM ]

That’s the startling opener to Alex Limkin’s column “Flashes of Light,” which is all about staying alive after war.

Limkin, an Iraq War veteran, took a trip with Outward Bound. The wilderness organization leads vets through the backcountry for free. It’s part of an effort to help people cope with post-traumatic stress.

Folks can apply here.

From the Foxhole

Flashes of Light

Staying alive after war

By Alex E. Limkin
An average of 18 veterans commit suicide each day. The source for this statistic is not some obscure group with an anti-war agenda but an organization that probably knows something about the rate at which veterans are killing themselves—the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
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V.21 No.5 |

news

The Daily Word in the Old Main, supergiant and Anonymous

By Marisa Demarco [ Thu Feb 2 2012 11:01 AM ]
The Daily Word

U.S. to ease its combat mission in Afghanistan.

Burqueños prison gang exhibits civic pride.

Foreigners stick their foreign fingers in our chile market.

Reies Lopez Tijerina, a Chicano activist, mounted an armed raid to make a citizen's arrest of New Mexico's district attorney in the '60s. He's speaking at the Statehouse today.

Tour the Old Main, home of the lethal 1980 prison riot.

To protect his riches, this wealthy man adopted his 42-year-old girlfriend as his daughter.

Anonymous hacks emails and accuses Ron Paul of being linked to a neo-Nazi group.

Washington the state passes a bill legalizing same-sex marriage.

Komen yanked its funding from Planned Parenthood, so supporters around the country donated enough in a single day to make up the difference.

Baratunde Thurston on how to be Black.

Remember when we sold guns to cartels so we could track them? And then it didn't work out so well?

This cheerleader can dead lift 250.

Meet supergiant—not the band, the amphipod.

Marchers in Egypt protest military mishandling of a soccer riot that killed 74.

The most common regrets of folks at the end of their lives.

Rest in peace:

Sonic Youth collaborator and artist Mike Kelley

"Soul Train" creator Don Cornelius

Poet Wislawa Szymborska

Boxing trainer Angelo Dundee

The man who played Mr. Pitt on "Seinfeld," Ian Abercrombie

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V.21 No.3 | 1/19/2012
Benjamin Colton Barnes
Barnes, an Iraq War veteran, died at age 24 in Mount Rainier National Park.

opinion

Another broken soldier

By Marisa Demarco [ Wed Jan 25 2012 9:00 AM ]

Would we have known the name Benjamin Colton Barnes if he hadn’t killed someone else before rushing to his own death in Mount Rainier National Park on New Year’s Day? Or would he have been just another young Iraq War veteran on a suicide trajectory?

Columnist Alex Limkin, also a vet, asks this question in his column From the Foxhole.

A veteran commits suicide every 80 minutes, according to a study published in November. It also indicates military suicides have been on the rise since the beginning of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Barnes, an Iraq War veteran, died at age 24 in Mount Rainier National Park.

From the Foxhole

Benjamin Colton Barnes

Another broken soldier

By Alex E. Limkin
The only reason the death of this Iraq War veteran has attracted such attention is that he did not go alone. Had Barnes simply headed off into the frozen wilderness to die, his story would have been unexceptional. After all, scores of returning veterans, traumatized and afflicted, have committed suicide over the last decade.
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