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V.20 No.14 |

NEWS

The Daily Word 4.10.11: Gil Robbins dead; Russian moon base; Chinese ghost-cities; flappers.

The Daily Word

The top ten cities in which to wait until the last minute before filing your tax return.

Another weird Kelly Family song with a video. Not about not pee-peeing the bed anymore.

New Mexico voter fraud by "foreign nationals" under investigation by the State Police.

Electronic books often come with DRM locks. Is "electronic book" an oxymoron?

Awesomely strange hair.

"Lovely, expensive and about nineteen:" Flapper Dictionary!

Details on the British submariner who shot a couple of his fellow submariners. Did he do it because visiting dignitaries were hogging the head?

In order to keep their economy moving, China just keeps on building. Whole cities. With barely any inhabitants. Strange video.

Yeah, you want elf ears!

Not everyone is still grumbling over the size of their paycheck. Warning: same old story.

Pakistani version of Sesame Street.

Russia: MOON BASE BY 2030!

Gil Robbins, folk musician, actor and father to Tim Robbins is dead.

V.20 No.10 |

news

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.19 No.36 |

News

The Daily Word 09.09.10: Quran-burning minister, Gary Johnson, Playboy for the blind

The Daily Word

Zozobra burns tonight in Santa Fe.

Sunport kills prairie dogs on orders from the feds.

City Council stiffens DWCell-phoning rule.

You probably saw, but Google sped up searches.

Ex-Gov. Gary Johnson contemplates a run at the big White House.

Many black voters who cast a ballot in 2008 won't be back in November, poll says.

Rio Grande teachers high-five after the old principal splits. Students still don't have class schedules.

Ladies love flamboyant dancing.

The president rails against tax cuts for the rich ...

… then asks a Florida minister not to burn the Quran. He says the act would create a "recruitment bonanza" for al Qaida.

London Catholic church offers gay mass.

Castro criticizes communism in Cuba.

Middle-class, American, high school football star matures into a high-ranking kingpin for a Mexican drug cartel. (Growing up, he even had a wooden swing set.)

Rodney King is marrying a juror from his case.

Vitamin B slows Alzheimer's, says study.

She reads Playboy to the blind.

Why do albums come out on Tuesdays?

V.19 No.19 | 5/13/2010

News

Nonprofits! Don’t Lose Your Tax-Exempt Status

According to United Way of Central New Mexico, Congress passed a law that requires all nonprofits to file a form with the IRS. And 2,290 New Mexico nonprofits haven’t done it yet. The deadline is Friday, May 15.

Nonprofits that take in more than $25,000 a year have to file a 990 or 990-EZ. Those that take in less than that can file an electronic version of 990-N.

Find out if your organization needs to file its annual return at the National Center for Charitable Statistics site.

Amy Duggan, director of the Center for Nonprofit Excellence, says groups would have to come up with $750 to reinstate their tax status if they miss the deadline.

So pass it on.

V.19 No.15 | 4/15/2010
The money broke.

Timewaster

Today Was a Crappy Day

The stench of adulthood wafts in when you hate tax day. Instead of reporting $15 in tips from my Sonic job and a 3 Musketeers wrapper, I've got some income to speak of. I mean, I can't have a long conversation about it, but it's enough to make April 15 dreadful. (Admittedly, I’ve got a number of adult-type personal issues plumping my jowls and etching the lines around my eyes, but don’t we all. Pass the white box wine, Hildegard.)

I don’t recommend calling the feds (1-800-829-1040) or the state (505-827-0827) if you don’t have to. The representatives are cranky at this point and spitting the word “ma’am” like nails from a nailgun.

The main post office in Albuquerque is open until midnight. Good luck!

V.19 No.15 |

news

The Daily Word 04.15.10: The pope speaks, porn virus, cilantro

The Daily Word

Too many body parts at the Office of the Medical Investigator.

Local lawyer convicted of DWI after hitting the curb with his Mercedes. Now police say he hit his wife with that car, too.

The Albuquerque Main Post Office will be open until midnight so you can send in your taxes on time.

Lost Albuquerque cat found in Chicago.

Inmates scam Uncle Sam by filing returns for fake jobs.

Pope says the church should do penance, probably over child molestation. And the Vatican's not sure it wants anything to do with the cardinal's statement that pedophilia is related to gayness.

Teen hacker

Smokers are depressed.

Some people hate cilantro.

Porn virus publishes your web history on the Internet.

All these earthquakes are just a coincidence.

In Switzerland, people can hire horrifying clowns to stalk their children as a birthday present.

V.19 No.12 | 3/25/2010

politics

Smokes Go Up; Food Tax Vetoed

Gov. Bill Richardson signed a bill today that will raise the price of cigarettes 75 cents. And if you’re thinking about driving to the res to the avoid the tax, the proverbial man is one step ahead of you. The Legislature made some agreements with the state’s tribal leaders, who will also hike prices 75 cents.

With this increase, New Mexico’s tax on smokes comes to $1.66 per pack, the 18th highest in the United States. The national average is $1.34 per pack.

The measure was sponsored by Reps. Gail Chasey and Danice Picraux and Sens. Dede Feldman and Mary Jane Garcia.

The governor also vetoed the food tax, which would have brought in about $68 million. He’s going to make it up with stimulus money and by dipping into the reserves, among other things, according to this New Mexico Independent article.

The state was facing a $650 million budget shortfall.

V.19 No.9 | 3/4/2010

Guest Editorial

Get Your Money for Nothin’

Everybody loves to get something for nothing. But let’s say you went to Blake’s yesterday and bought a Lotaburger. Then let’s say you went back today and ordered a Lotacombo, which includes a Lotaburger, fries and a Coke. But when it came time to pay, you deducted the price of the Lotaburger from your bill, explaining that you didn’t need to pay for it again because you’d already paid for a Lotaburger yesterday. You might receive some choice words, but you would not get your food.

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