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V.21 No.41 |

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The Daily Word in veep debate, diamond planet and sassy Big Bird

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Supersonic human free fall has been rescheduled for Sunday due to weather.

Navajo Nation will put drone tech to good use by using an unmanned aircraft to monitor crops.

Soprano to take a Virgin Galactic flight into space and siiiiiiiiiiiiiiiing.

A diamond planet bigger than Earth.

Anarchist Peter Rabbit.

13 obscure punctuation symbols you might like to use, such as the authority point and the snark mark.

Lots of people are going to be sassy Big Bird for Halloween.

Do you guys care about the veep throwdown? Guardian says it's crucial. And USA Today breaks it down. All the way down. "Joe just needs to be Joe," says the prez.

Advice from Miami stripper Skrawberry. (Warning: Kinda raw.)

America is not mostly Protestant anymore.

How to find truth on the Internet.

In today's so-obvious-maybe-it's-not-news news: NRA backs Heather Wilson.

Some pop stars to be naked on their album covers.

Gov. Martinez wants to evict the Mexican gray wolf pack.

And she's talking about driver's licenses some more.

V.21 No.28 |

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The Daily Word in superstition, general strikes and goats that are stoked

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Does today trigger your paraskavedekatriaphobia?

Formal challenge lodged against Mexican presidential election results.

The state's lending authority may have faked its 2011 audit.

Martin Heinrich has a lead against Heather Wilson in recent polls.

Workers ratchet up protests in Spain.

What it feels like to survive an avalanche.

Irish "anarchy," i.e., religious riots.

Kofi Annan condemns Syria after new reports of atrocities.

Iran could have nukes within 2 years, says British intelligence agency chief.

U.S. funded ally in sub-Saharan Africa plays a part in destabilization of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Silvio Berlusconi, redux?

Here's your "Weird Renaissance Boob holder." You're welcome.

"I like surfing, so I figured the goats would like surfing."

V.20 No.29 |
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Karl Rove in the Land of Enchantment

When you Google: Karl Rove scandal, Heather Wilson makes the top 10 search results. Despite a history of “he said, she said,” former Rep. Wilson (R) asked Rove, the former deputy chief of staff for President Bush, to join her at an Aug. 11 fundraising reception. The event in Albuquerque will benefit her 2012 campaign.

In 2006, Rove and Wilson were implicated in a scandal involving the firings of eight U.S. attorneys, including N.M. Attorney General David Iglesias.

Rove says Wilson called on the Bush administration to fire Iglesias because he was not progressing quickly enough with a corruption probe into state democrats. Wilson denies that she said anything about the matter. “Attorneygate” ended without criminal charges, but U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales resigned.

Rove left the Bush administration in 2007 amid rampant unpopularity due, in part, to his leak of CIA agent Valerie Plame's identity.

The campaign ties between Rove and Wilson prompted outrage from democrats, who say this is why she was named one of “Congress' most corrupt members by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington in 2007.”

Wilson, who served in the House of Representatives from 1998-2009, entered next year's race to fill the seat vacated by Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D). She is running on a platform of protecting the free-market system, economy and limited government.

V.20 No.21 | 5/26/2011

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The Daily Word with fights, Chihuahuas and Lady Gaga

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Serbian general accused of massacring 8,000 Muslims has been captured.

Patriot Act expires tonight at midnight—and Congress is rushing to renew it.

Cibola student taken to the hospital after a fight leads to broken facial bones and seizures.

Errant golf ball kills Chihuahua.

Gov. Martinez ditches her own No. 2 and sits nonchalantly near Heather Wilson.

Growers’ markets open today in Nob Hill and Downtown.

PayPal co-founder will pay college students $100,000 to drop out of college and start companies.

Parents won’t announce baby’s sex.

Maui Time ordered by police to turn over users’ IP addresses.

Supreme Court upholds Arizona law that punishes employers who hire undocumented immigrants.

The Isotopes’ policy on booze. (Not unlike most policies on booze.)

Legislators sue guv over vetoes.

Lost pyramids spotted from space.

The ADHD of Lady Gaga.

V.19 No.46 | 11/18/2010

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The Daily Word 11.11.10: R.I.P. Dino De Laurentiis, Gov. Martinez, Bernie Madoff’s boxers

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Today is Veterans Day, and veterans make up 20 percent of our homeless population.

Brain-damaged troops are often re-deployed.

Help homeless female veterans tonight at Andaluz.

A Pentagon study concludes that there’s little risk in ending Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.

Six more medical marijuana producers approved by the Department of Health.

Martinez says she’ll fire political appointees shifting into civil service jobs.

And she’ll sell the state’s jet, even if she has to do it at a loss. (Also, Heather Wilson is heading up her transition team.)

APS won’t ask students about their immigration status.

Bed bugs back in Burque.

Peggy of Maryland becomes king of a village in Ghana.

Marilyn Monroe’s stuffing recipe.

Dino De Laurentiis died. R.I.P., scary little film producer.

L.A.’s Hollywood eating club. Horse tacos come up.

Be a part of history. Buy Bernie Madoff’s boxers Saturday.

V.19 No.21 | 5/27/2010
A man takes a break from mopping to throw a peace sign to passing protesters in Santa Fe on May 1.
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Vanilla ICE

SB 1070, Immigrants’ Rights, Ethnic Studies, Boycotts, a Tale of Two States

Cuba says Arizona’s SB 1070 is “racist and xenophobic.”

Obama read the law.

As New Mexico gets sucked into the storm brewing just West of us, former Republican congresswoman Heather Wilson jumps into the CYFD fray.

And if you didn’t catch it, the Alibi wrote about what it’s like in the AZ right now.

WEB EXTRAS: How New Mexico and Arizona diverged in history. And a list of who’s boycotting our neighboring state so far.

Not Albuquerque. The boycott measure in our City Council failed on a 5-4 vote. Reporter Carolyn Carlson said the Council meeting Monday was intense. Hundreds showed up to speak out against Mayor Berry’s ICE agreement, and the Council also debated rescinding it. You can watch a full video of the meeting here.

ICE, ICE Berry.

Assistant Professor Michael L. Trujillo works in Chicano Studies and American Studies at UNM. He penned his take on the law banning classes that promote “racial resentment” from Arizona public schools.

Local author Demetria Martinez wrote about the presence of the religion in the immigrants’ rights movement.