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V.23 No.20 |

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The Daily Word in the next APD shooting (contest), cat harrasment and YODO

The Daily Word

Good morning, it's May 21, 2014,

and the NRA will hold a shooting contest for Albuquerque police in September. “It is an economic boost for the city and a source of pride for us,” police spokeswoman Janet Blair said, without a trace of irony,

an ex-policewoman is accused of harassing her neighbor by having 12 cats,

and a local funeral home would like to remind you that YODO.

Meanwhile, the Obama administration will soon tell us a little more about how they decide which Americans to kill with drones,

uncovered memos from the 60s show that the US government's official stance on LGBT employees used to be "Once a homo, always a homo,"

actor Michael Jace, from the TV show 'The Shield,' shot and killed his wife,

over 100 "RATers" were arrested for remotely spying on computer users through their webcams,

and game show host Pat Sajak thinks that people who believe in climate change are racists.

V.23 No.15 |

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The Daily Word in Google drones, banning cars from the Santa Fe plaza and rumours of an AC/DC breakup have snowballed

The Daily Word

Albuquerque police and family members are looking for this mentally disabled kid who ran away from school on April 9th. He was last seen (by this writer) in the 4th and Central area yesterday evening.

Tuesday April 15th 2014: your taxes are due.

There was blood on the moon last night.

Google bought a drone company in Moriarty, New Mexico.

The mayor of Santa Fe wants to make the plaza pedestrian-only.

Pollution in China is affecting the weather.

Things are heating up in Ukraine.

Pulitzers were announced.

Dr. Kevorkian painted a lot of surreal and creepy pictures.

There is a smoke ring halo over England.

Munich has "official nudist zones".

It was a long way to the top in this dog eat dog world, but it now looks like the end of the highway for AC/DC.

V.23 No.12 | 3/20/2014
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Letters

Wherein the readers write—about fracking near Chaco Canyon, Amy Goodman’s stance on climate change, and implementing GMO tech safely and sanely.
V.23 No.5 |

news

The Daily Word in Amanda Knox, a car theft ring and those poor penguins

The Daily Word

The penguin population in Punta Tombo is dropping due to climate change.

A Catholic Diocese in Montana is filing for bankruptcy protection in the wake of proposed settlements for lawsuits claiming the clergy sexually abused hundreds of people over a period of decades.

Amanda Knox ain't gonna “go willingly.”

Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the man accused of being responsible for the Boston Marathon bombing.

Police may have cracked one of the biggest auto theft rings in Albuquerque history.

Russell Glanton has been accused of touching a girl inappropriately; the gymnastics community is left flabbergasted.

Is Colorado trying to horn in on the green chile?

The Department of Corrections is reviewing its options concerning men behind bars being able to marry and father children while being locked up.

A Pizza Hut employee was arrested for spitting on a cop's pizza pie. Revenge never tasted so yucky.

V.21 No.29 | 7/19/2012
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Feature

Is “Megadrought” the new normal?

We've all heard the gloomy scenarios of global warming: extreme weather, drought, famine, breakdown of society, destruction of civilization. Here in New Mexico it feels like we’ve made the switch from esoteric to actual, from computer model to daily life. My perch in Placitas feels like a front-row seat to the apocalypse. Smoke is in the air. Neighbors are fighting over water. Some of my outdoor flower pots have melted in the heat. Wild animals are getting thirsty, hungry and bold. It turns out, this might just be the new normal for the American Southwest.

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Feature

Bone Dry

Southwest farms bite the dust as “megadrought” becomes the new normal

In a dirt parking lot near Many Farms, Ariz., a Navajo farmer sold me a mutton burrito. He hasn't used his tractor in two years, he told me, and he’s cooking instead of farming because "there isn't any water." He pointed east at the Chuska mountain range, which straddles the New Mexico border. In a normal year, water coming off the mountains reaches his fields, he said.

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V.21 No.10 | 3/8/2012

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The Daily Word in Super Tuesdays, presidential McNuggets and robotic cheetahs

The Daily Word

It’s Super Tuesday for the GOP. Barbara Bush calls it the “worst campaign” she’s ever seen.

The White House suddenly moves the G-8 economic summit from Chicago to Camp David, Maryland.

A secret meth lab caused a fire in an Ohio nursing home.

Fear of an Obama re-election is sparking huge gun sales in Texas.

A survey finds that Americans are, indeed, the world’s worst tourists.

A bar is under scrutiny for denying “Ladies’ Night” drink specials to a transgender woman.

A moviegoer sues a theater for ridiculously high snack prices. That’s why you sneak them in.

Could climate change be responsible for the death of hockey?

A Chicken McNugget resembling George Washington sells for $8,100.

Prepare yourselves for Animal House: The Musical.

A robotic cheetah sets a new speed record for machines with legs.

V.20 No.35 | 9/1/2011

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The Daily Word in bile-harvesting bear farms, Mike Vick’s shiny new contract, and impalement by pruning shears

The Daily Word

Oh, damn. Israel sends two warships to the Egyptian border after rumors of a possible attack.

I don’t know how you impale yourself with pruning shears, but it can’t be pleasant.

Social networking helps balloon this Colorado State University megaparty to nearly 4,000 people.

CBS takes full opportunity of the obvious joke, but TSA agents find exotic snakes in a passenger’s pants.

Climate change also makes people, not just the weather, substantially more batshit crazy.

Chinese doctors call for bile-harvesting bear farms to be closed. Wow.

One of New Mexico’s finest is caught on camera having sex with a woman on the hood of a car.

The damage caused by Hurricane Irene, in incredible pictures.

The hurricane caused 38 deaths and left 3.3 million people without power.

Former dog fighter and current NFL QB Michael Vick gets a $100 million contract from the Philadelphia Eagles.

It’s funny when the frontman of Maroon 5 lashes out against MTV for not being about “music.”

A Big-style fortune teller is found in a Montana restaurant.

Obama’s uncle Onyango Obama is stopped on suspicion of drunk driving, then tells police he wants to dial the White House.

V.20 No.10 |

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The Daily Word: Japan, Politics, Politics, Politics, Hitler, Politics, Boob Jobs, Politics

The Daily Word

Bill O'Reilly says the media is hyping the the nuclear situation in Japan, meanwhile Japanese workers evacuate the troubled nuclear plant. In an unrelated matter, it's being reported that radioactive snow is falling in Japan.

Not a single Republican on the House Energy committee will admit that climate change is real.

N.M. House rejects the Senate's immigrant license bill.

New census data shows Rio Rancho and Los Lunas are New Mexico's fastest growing cities.

Democrats are trying to force Republicans who oppose Obama's health care overhual to publicly declare whether they accept taxpayer-subsidized health care from the Federal Employee Health Benefit Program.

Missouri lawmakers are repealing voter-approved anti-puppy-mill lows.

House committee has nothing better to do than vote to defund NPR and PBS.

Is this what conservatives really want? Georgia governor raises taxes on Girl Scout Cookies, and cuts taxes on multinational corporations. While Michigan's governor cuts corporate tax rate by 86% and raises taxes for the working poor.

A terrible mother filed a lawsuit against her daughter's preschool for inadequately preparing the 4-year-old to pursue an Ivy League education.

Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez is urging his citizens to say no to boob jobs.

Chicago bookstore forced to cancel mafia book signing after threats.

Some of the best walk off moments from 60 Minutes.

Life publishes some never-before seen photos of Hitler.

A tour of the worlds greatest holes.

The Wire's Snoop arrested, charged with conspiracy to sell heroin.

TV's Buffy The Vampire Slayer premiered 14 years ago this week.

Lean Cuisine meals are being recalled.

Were you a Hee Haw fan or did your parents prefer Soul Train? You can only choose one!

Hey nerds! Read Stan Lee's deposition on the creation of the Marvel universe. Seriously, it's good.

The Gap want's you to haggle for your next pair of pants.

Nickelodeon is bringing back some it's big hits from the 90s. Come on Pete & Pete!

Charlie Sheen's porn star loser girlfriend tweets her suicide attempt.

R.I.P. Nate Dogg.

Stephen King is writing another Dark Tower book.

Happy birthday Jerry Lewis!

V.20 No.3 |

News

The Daily Word 1.21.11: Korean pirate fighters

The Daily Word

Woman accused of smothering her son pleads insanity.

State rep wants to bring back death penalty.

Officers want their take home cars back.

South Korean commandos free ship crew from pirates.

Congresswoman Giffords is using an I-Pad, going outside.

Clint Eastwood to direct Beyonce in remake of "A Star is Born."

George Clooney is over malaria.

Climate change will imperil small species because they can't move away easily.

Pop Singer arrested for rape.

Bin Laden warns France.

V.19 No.51 |

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The Daily Word 12.23.10: Warm x-mas, Obama FTW, Ozzy on Gaga

The Daily Word

Hot December. White x-mas.

Is it getting hotter everywhere?

Gustavo Arellano of Ask A Mexican! travels to the birthplace of Taco Bell.

Powder in the stockings. Not snow.

HuffPo slaps WaPo around about the paper's chain of for-profit colleges.

Richardson on Richardson.

North Korea threatens to use nukes.

She refused to cheer for an athlete she said raped her. The Supreme Court will decide if it's a free speech case.

9-year-old chess prodigy.

How Obama turned it around.

Ozzy Osbourne still exists, is sick of Lady Gaga.

Restaurant reviewer's anonymity destroyed as she's kicked out of an eatery.

We used to sleep with other kinds of humans.

The best and worst movies of 2010.

V.18 No.50 | 12/10/2009
Mark Giorgetti speaks in support of the Senate Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act at a press conference in Albuquerque on Oct. 1.
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Environment

Local Environmentalist Attends Copenhagen Summit

Journalists are calling it the most important environmental summit to date. In Copenhagen, Denmark, thousands of dignitaries and officials, green crusaders, and the business-minded gathered for the U.N.'s climate change conference, which began Monday, Dec. 7.

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