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V.23 No.35 | 8/28/2014

Crib Notes

Crib Notes: Aug. 28, 2014

From béisbol to “Breaking Bad,” test your knowledge of last week’s New Mexico news with the Alibi pop quiz.
V.22 No.34 |

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The Daily Word in World War II vet, same-sex marriage licenses, spontaneous combustion

The Daily Word

One suspect arrested after a World War II vet died following a beating in a parking lot.

New Mexico district judge is ordering the Santa Fe County clerk to start issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

Spontaneous human (baby) combustion?

Spontaneous goat poop combustion?

APD accused of handcuffing children.

How do you feel about the idea of Ben Affleck playing Batman?

Flames from massive California fire have reached Yosemite Park.

V.22 No.27 | 7/4/2013

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The Daily Word in abortion restrictions, Egypt’s unrest, Wimbledon upset

The Daily Word

Huge changes to go into effect this week in five states as the fight for the right to life marches on.

The Egyptian military may be on the verge of overthrowing their elected president.

Man accused of dozens of random attacks across Albuquerque is finally getting charged with battery.

U.S. Military to dispatch planes to aid in Yarnell Hill wildfire.

It’s time to irrigate the Rio Grande.

It is now a law in China that grown children have to visit and call their aging parents.

No. 1 Serena Williams is upset at Wimbledon.

NBC to collaborate on a sequal to the miniseries “The Bible.”

V.22 No.22 |

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The Daily Word in Zumba prostitution, giant asteroid, hotel zombies

The Daily Word

Man arrested in Albuquerque with crime-scene-television-grade murder charges.

A Zumba instructor who pleaded guilty to using her studio as a front for prostitution is going to jail.

Tres Lagunas fire near Pecos has burned about 500 acres and prompted a slew of evacuations.

A gigantic asteroid (so big it has its own moon) is whizzing by Earth this afternoon.

Forget regular exercise, it's all about Prancercise now.

Homeless man accused of throwing pieces of concrete at a hotel, claims that he was trying to escape from zombies.

Does this grainy sonar image show a piece of Amelia Earhart's plane?

V.21 No.27 | 7/5/2012
Sparklers rule. And they’re legal.
Sparklers rule. And they’re legal.

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Party down with your cylindrical fountains

And keep a hose nearby

We are in yet another extremely dry and dangerous fire season here in New Mexico. Because of this, Bernalillo County and Albuquerque officials restricted the use of fireworks. But they can’t ban them completely. Read about why in this week’s NewsCity.

The Albuquerque Fire Department announced that the sale and use of aerial fireworks and ground audible devices are prohibited within city limits. It is illegal to use any fireworks in the Bosque or any Open Space area. AFD advises that fireworks should only be used on paved or barren areas and with a readily available water source.

The only permissible fireworks are ground and handheld sparkling devices, cone fountains, crackling devices, cylindrical fountains, flitter sparklers, ground spinners, illuminating torches and wheels.

In 2011, AFD responded to more than 945 illegal fireworks calls during the Fourth of July weekend. Albuquerque Fire Chief James Breen says, “Any one of these incidents could have turned into a deadly fire just because somebody was acting carelessly.”

Bernalillo County issued fireworks restrictions for all unincorporated parts of the county. Bernalillo banned the sale and use of fireworks that shoot sparks or pieces higher than 10 feet or further than a 6-foot radius, or are louder than a cap gun.

Last year, both Gov. Martinez and Mayor Richard Berry became frustrated with their inability to ban fireworks completely. They both lobbied the Legislature unsuccessfully to pass a bill that would allow local authorities to completely ban fireworks during extreme fire danger.

Two major wildfires have already destroyed large areas of the state. The Whitewater-Baldy Complex in the Gila Wilderness is the largest fire in size in state history. The Little Bear fire in Lincoln County near Ruidoso destroyed hundreds of homes.

Stay updated about blazes in the state at NMfireinfo.

V.21 No.26 |

NEWS

The Daily Word in world temperature record, Carlsbad wildfire, Breaking Bad tour

The Daily Word

Voters will get a say on Obamacare.

"Today my mother declared my bedroom a disaster area."

Millions are without power amid record heatwave across the U.S.

A sound historian at Indiana University recreated the oldest record in history using just a printed photograph of the album.

Sign up now for your ABQ Trolley Co. 'Breaking Bad' tour.

New wildfire burning near Carlsbad caverns has grown to 5,000 acres.

Best thing to do when accused of cat hoarding: Deny, deny, deny.

Scientists at Brookhaven National Laboratory break world temperature record with high of 7.2 Trillion degrees Fahrenheit.

Shooting in Hobbs has left one man dead and another arrested.

The news just does not get any more hard-hitting than Lindsay Lohan's hair evolution throughout the years.

Robert "Downy" Jr.

RIP Minitel (France's predecessor to the world wide web).

V.21 No.26 | 6/28/2012
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Newscity

Rockets’ Red Glare

In the glow of wildfires, officials stare down the Fourth of July

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V.21 No.25 |

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The Daily Word in Nora Ephron, drought and community relations

The Daily Word

R.I.P., Nora Ephron. The multi-talented writer and filmmaker died Tuesday of leukemia.

More than 32,000 residents were evacuated as a wildfire grows near Colorado Springs.

U.S. West isn't the only region suffering from severe drought and heat.

Unclear affiliations of gunmen who attacked a pro-regime TV station in Damascus. Syrian leader Assad said last night that the country is "at war."

A boat full of asylum-seekers capsized.

Significant handshake in Belfast.

Mississippi's last remaining abortion clinic could be on the verge of closure.

APD chief says new recruitment measures are helping address the department's high-stakes community relations problems.

Meanwhile, a new charity solicits funds for an officer battling cancer and a SWAT standoff with a man who committed suicide "is being investigated as an officer-involved shooting."

Hungry for the 4th best burger in the country?

What tomorrow's possible Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act could mean to you.

"Male chimpanzees are well known for violence … and the human encroachment on chimpanzee territory, such as in zoo environments, may exacerbate them."

Ye olde Tyne faire.

V.21 No.23 |

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The Daily Word in ruin porn, Lead/Coal construction, a toothpick heist, and Happy Days

The Daily Word

Joanie Cunningham lives in a trailer park.

"Ladies man puts on gun show at Sonic."

Texas may increase the state speed limit to 85mph.

Scientists in Oregon are really trying hard to kill the Japanese sea creatures.

Sad story from Penasco, NM.

Remember the kaiboshed donkey-semen-chugging segment of Fear Factor? Here it is.

First manned Chinese space flight.

Here is a CBC interview with the guy who turned his dead cat into a helicopter.

City says the Lead/Coal project will be completely finished in three weeks.

Wildfire near Ruidoso.

Like another island off the coast of New York City, Hart Island features the ruins of a shuttered institution and an interesting history.

It's the anniversary of the escape from Alcatraz.

For the millionth time, scientists warn that the planet is approaching the point of no return, calamity-wise.

Did the dismembering-porn-killer chop people up in L.A. and Miami as well?

This hysterical bank customer stole the bank-robber's getaway car.

eldiabolik.com has a great psychotronic podcast composed largely of sixties/seventies soundtrack music.

Dumb pictures from online dating sites.

Someone stole 400,000 toothpicks.

New Mexico's Lightning Field is in need of restoration.


Domestic spy-drones.

Yesterday was Nancy Sinatra's birthday and today is Johnny Depp's birthday.


V.21 No.21 |

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The Daily Word in Quebecois student protests, oral contraception for men, the comic sans song, and John McAfee's action film worthy life in Belize

The Daily Word

The fire in the Gila forest is zero percent contained.

"Investigative grand juries" may no longer determine whether Albuquerque Police shootings are justified. An investigative grand jury has never found an officer involved shooting unjustified.

John McAfee, founder of McAfee Anti-Virus is in hiding in Belize.

A Washington Post writer says Dan Quayle was right about Murphy Brown.

The Comic Sans Song.

A dude reassembled a 1925 MG that was discovered buried in pieces underneath a cattle barn.

Remembering the Easy-Bake Oven.

Some Canadians are facing a Kafkaesque post-9/11 problem in proving their citizenship.

Hawaii responds to AZ Secretary of State Ken Bennet's Obama birth certificate request by asking Bennet to prove who he is.

Young man with purpose squatted in AOL's headquarters for two months.

Steve Miller Venn Diagram.

There's going to be a Philip K. Dick festival.

There are huge student protests happening in Montreal and there is a lot of banging on pots....

Bill Murray stars in a film about walking in slow motion.

Crass Serbian seeks wife.

This mean homophobic woman defines "lowest common denominator."

Former Alibi arts&lit editor John Bear has a blog.

An oral contraceptive for men?

On this day in 1927, the fifteen millionth Model T rolled off the assembly line.



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