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V.25 No.50 | 12/15/2016

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The Daily Word in New Mexico news highlights

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A team from the New Mexico Department of Environment has completed its inspection of the facilities at WIPP. The results of said inspection are pending.

Layoffs due to budgetary shortfalls at the NM treasurer's office mean an end to state-sponsored financial literacy classes.

Questa, New Mexico has gone eight days without running water. That's about to change, reports the Albuquerque Journal.

Public backlash over an artist's depiction of colonial New Mexico has resulted in the whiting out of a looming sword.

On Saturday, Dec. 17, UNM's football Lobos square off against the University of Texas at San Antonio Roadrunners in the Gildan Bowl. Named after a brand of men's underwear, the game will take place at University Stadium in Albuquerque.

Our own state Department of Transportation has launched a marketing campaign to help curb the over-serving of alcoholic beverages at bars and restaurants. It's a real buzzkill.

Albuquerque's National Museum of Nuclear Science & History is planning a series of winter day camps aimed at educating and entertaining holiday-break-bound local children.

Over at Duke City Fix, blogger Scot Key writes about the history of road construction in Albuquerque.

Meanwhile over at the Daily Lobo, Skylar Griego examines one student's experience at UNM's Department of Music.

Apparently, some pretty big rainbow trout reside in the Bob Gerding Catch and Release Pond at Tingley Beach.

V.25 No.44 | 11/03/2016

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The Daily Word in economics, cryptozoology, education, football and fishing

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A new teevee show titled "Get Shorty" will be filmed in Albuquerque and Los Angeles, the NM Film Office announced today.

In other economics-related news, Moody's Investors Service has lowered the credit outlook for several New Mexico School Districts and public universities.

And a University of New Mexico official has been criticized for spending state money on a bigfoot conference and expedition.

While over at The Atlantic, Emily Deruy writes about cross-border education in the age of Trump.

Up in El Norte, PNM has cancelled plans to build a huge natural gas generation plant and pipeline meant to take the place of the coal-fired monstrosities at the San Juan Generating Station.

New Mexico Democrats are up in arms about false claims made by a Republican PAC associated with La Tejana and her main minion, Jay McCleskey.

An important device on NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover was developed by scientists at Los Alamos National Labs and is managed by staff from the University of New Mexico.

If UNM's Lobo Football team wins this weekend against a similarly named Nevada sports outfit, they might get to go to a bowl game!

Someone stole Johnny Mango's Hillary Clinton for President placard.

Finally in fishing news, an Albuquerque resident caught a 23-and-half-inch rainbow trout on the pecos river recently, using cherry PowerBait

V.25 No.40 | 10/06/2016

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The Daily Word in the legislature, donut stealing, the Whirlaway and catching bass with half a nightcrawler

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Here's the latest news from the special legislative session happening at the NM Roundhouse this week, including budget cut approvals and the reinstatement of the death penalty.

Here is a preview of the coming gridiron battle between our glorious Lobo Football team and the Boise State Broncos.

Meanwhile, a New Mexican man was arrested in Nueva York for allegedly stealing a donut.

Also in today's news, a couple from Florida is visiting our Balloon Fiesta for the 27th time along with their lofty ride, the Whirlaway.

Excel Energy has completed work on a high-voltage electrical transmission line that will serve customers in the Eastern part of this state.

Proactively addressing climate change is a thing at UNM-Taos.

And speaking of our flagship university, NM's congressional delegation announced that UNM will receive a grant "to provide training, licensing and induction services to Native Americans interested in pursuing a career in education."

Kirtland Air Force Base is celebrating its 75th anniversary.

Los Alamos National Laboratories will soon stop disposing of low-level nuclear waste onsite, say recent reports.

Just last week, Nancy Armijo caught and released a 14-inch largemouth bass while fishing the south end of the Central Pond at Tingley Beach. She was using half a nightcrawler as bait.

V.23 No.33 |

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The Daily Word in hazing, harrassment and hitchhiking

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The UNM women's soccer team is suspected of some weird hazing rituals.

Albuquerque voters will have the opportunity to "Legalize It".

Six New Mexican hospitals had personal patient information stolen in a huge data breach affecting 4 million patients.

A woman in Northern New Mexico snitched on an alleged coke dealer.

Ice bucket challenge fails.

Read about the EU's "right to be forgotten" law and how it affects journalism.

More violence in Ferguson, MO last night, now involving guns.

Uganda criminalized the transmission of HIV. Just like many States.

Skateboarder Jay Adams died.

A robot is hitchhiking across Canada.

V.21 No.8 | 2/23/2012

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The Daily Word in fat Tuesdays, bloated bailouts and luxury colliding with fried chicken

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The European Union agrees to a $173 billion bailout of Greece and its very mortal economy.

It’s officially Mardi Gras in New Orleans, and the festivities have already started including a washed-up Cindy Lauper and New Orleans native Harry Connick Jr.

The UNM Lobos men’s basketball team are now ranked 18th and 21st in the Associated Press and Coaches’ Polls, respectively.

Russian scientists resurrect a 30,000-year-old flower from the Ice Age. Adorable animated feature to follow.

One person dead after a BMW hits a KFC traveling at speeds higher than 100 mph.

GOP (and moon base) hopeful Newt Gingrich claims beating Obama in the general election is a “duty of national security.”

UC Davis researchers are this close in developing a vaccine for salmonella.

A 23-year-old New Mexico college student is going to court after police say she stole a $2 pumpkin from McCall’s Pumpkin Patch.

A FedEx delivery man predicted the rise of Jeremy Lin long ago.

Cell phone hackers can track your every move without your knowledge.

The real aughts (the ones that echo “The Jetsons” and Back to the Future) are finally here as the University of Texas works on a driverless car.

Thanks to Emily for some of today’s links.

V.19 No.39 | 9/30/2010

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The Daily Word 9.28.10: Obama in the South Valley, Elmo street fights, Vdara hotel death ray

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President Obama is here in our very own South Valley this morning.

They want you to stay home and vote in your birthday suit in Illinois.

A small-town mayor in Mexico was stoned to death.

There’s some kind of tourist-melting death ray at the Vdara hotel in Las Vegas.

Los Angeles hit a record-high 113 degrees yesterday. Looks like we’re in for a balmy fall.

In other the-world-is-ending news, NYC is issued another tornado watch.

Production of The Hobbit movie may be shut down due to a possible actors strike.

Sarah Palin booed on “Dancing with the Stars” supporting her daughter “Bristol the Pistol” (her words, not mine).

Four new world records are set ... for the fastest stiletto race.

Elmo was attacked and ended up kicking someone’s ass in Winter Park, Florida.

The UNM Lobos football team has been rated the third worst in the nation, according to ESPN.

V.19 No.38 | 9/23/2010

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Hangover Sports Roundup: Lobos, Cowboys falling apart, Brett Favre

College Football

It seemed fate was against the New Mexico Lobos before they even took the field on Saturday when starting quarterback B.R. Holbrook was sitting on the bench. Holbrook's hurt knee gave Brad Gruner the opportunity to lead the Lobos to their first win against the Utah Utes. But the Utes proved why they're the 14th ranked team in the country by shredding the Lobos defense for 428 yards of offense. With the defense unable to stop Utah and Gruner leaving the game with an injury, Utah's 56-14 victory seem inevitable. Despite another lopsided loss, the Lobos showed some positive signs by the performance of freshman quarterback Tarean Austin. Austin made some typical freshman mistakes but showed potential and playmaking ability. The Lobos could finally have their first victory season when facing the UNLV Rebels next week, but they'll have to win on the road to do it.

Notre Dame and Michigan State are guaranteed excitement and Saturday was no exception. Everyone including Notre Dame thought Michigan State was looking to tie the Irish in overtime. But a fake field goal play called “Little Giants” fooled Notre Dame and continued the Spartans undefeated season. Unfortunately, Michigan State couldn't enjoy their victory as Head Coach Mark Dantonio suffered a mild heart attack Saturday night. Dantonio is expected to make a full recovery—but how will the team react to Dantonio's absence?

NFL

The wheels are slowly starting to fall off the Dallas Cowboys bandwagon with another loss to the Chicago Bears. Three turnovers including two Tony Romo interceptions prevented the offense to fully get on track. All the credit toward the loss shouldn't fall on the mistakes of the Cowboys but instead should be given the the Bears. For the first time in their history, the Chicago Bears have a powerful offense to go along with their always tough defense. If Jay Cutler continues to throw multiple touchdowns and not turnover the ball, the Bears can easily be a NFC contender. Meanwhile the Cowboys continue to search for ways to keep their Super Bowl dreams alive.

When the Vikings went into the locker room after losing 14-10 to the Miami Dolphins, Viking players were probably wishing Brett Favre would have gone to training camp. Favre's patience and accuracy of last season has disappeared and desperation has taken over. Vikings running back Adrian Peterson had 145 rushing yards and a touchdown, but three interceptions was too much for the Vikings to overcome. Even though the Dolphins won, they shouldn't feel satisfied because the Vikings had a chance to steal the victory despite four turnovers. Nevertheless, Miami's 2-0 record puts them in a great position to be the surprise winner of their division.