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V.25 No.11 | 03/17/2016

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The Daily Word in terrorism, stolen UFOs and expensive ships

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A Seattle man has climbed an 80-foot tree and won't come down.

The Navy's new destroyer costs $4.4 billion.

Astronauts may find Easter eggs in newest supply shipment to the International Space Station.

Is there any logic to suicide bombings?

Las Cruces police officer gets nine years for sexual assault; City settles for $3 million.

A UFO has been stolen from a Roswell museum.

A five-year-old girl saved her mother from drowning.

The search for the Brussels attack suspects is on.

ISIS understands propaganda and how to use the media to its advantage.

Still trying to think up a decent April Fools prank?

V.24 No.31 | 7/30/2015

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The Daily Word in Postmen, Boy Scouts & Yahoo Serious

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Burger King is seeing a much-needed boost in sales due to the allure if its "chicken fries."

Who said it: Donald Trump or Mr. Burns?

A postman rescued an injured man who was trapped in his home for a week and a half.

The ban on gay adult leaders will be lifted by the Boy Scouts.

After being in a coma for 6 months, Bobbi Kristina Brown has died.

Fingers Bloody Fingers.

Over the weekend, President Obama did some serious rug-cutting in Kenya.

The cover of New York Magazines features a photo of all 35 of Bill Cosby's accusers.

Yahoo Serious turns 62 today!

Thanks to Geoff Plant for the Black Sabbath link!

V.24 No.17 | 4/23/2015

Opinion

Three Cheers for Consent!

Rape Crisis Center hosts educational events in April

It’s Sexual Assault Awareness Month, which means it’s time to brush up on the definition of “consent.”
V.24 No.2 |

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The Daily Word in the Keystone XL pipeline, a randy doctor and hand sanitizer

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In breaking news, the suspects in the Charlie Hebdo massacre have been killed, and a hostage has been freed.

President Obama has proposed a plan to allow people to go to community college for free; however it would cost $60 billion over the course of 10 years. The question remains over how it will be paid for.

The jury selection begins today in the trial of NFL player Aaron Hernandez, who is accused of murdering Odin Lloyd in 2013.

Surveillance footage shows that the two officers who fatally shot Tamir Rice (a 12-year-old who had a pellet gun) gave the boy no aid as he lay wounded by their patrol car.

The Nebraska Supreme Court ruled that Gov. Dave Heineman can approve the route of the "controversial" Keystone XL pipeline, which now leaves it up to the Obama administration to grant approval as well.

The Department of Justice investigates how many sexual assault and harassment cases at the University of New Mexico actually make it to the DA's office.

According to documents Dr. Christopher Driskill missed a birth because he was having sex with another patient.

Some fourth graders were suspended after conspiring to kill their teacher with hand sanitizer (because she was allergic).

V.23 No.51 | 12/18/2014

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Jesse Schulz

Opinion

Silence and Jokes

Bill Cosby and the culture of complicity

On speaking out and taking a stand against assault.
V.23 No.34 |

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The Daily Word in college woes, a handsy officer and BDSM

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Kentucky firefighters were hurt while trying to perform the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge for charity.

Daniel Ken Holtzclaw, a 27-year-old police officer in Oklahoma City, has been arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting six women.

A Tallahassee federal judge ruled Florida's same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional.

According to a new New York Times poll, most white people “reserve judgment” in regards to whether the Michael Brown shooting was justified. Blacks, on the other hand, stand firm that it was not.

Surprise, surprise: College students are wondering whether getting a degree is worth the cost and debt they'll undertake from acquiring it.

Today the APS board will interview four interim superintendents to take over for Winston Brooks, who resigned last Friday.

Alex Gallegos, an Albuquerque murder suspect, has been apprehended after a shootout on Wednesday afternoon that left several schools on lockdown and shut down Taylor Ranch Road.

A woman who was admitted to UNM Hospital and tested for Ebola is not infected with the virus. So don't be all paranoid.

According to police data: Despite recent acts of violence, Albuquerque is on course to have “far fewer” homicides this year than in past years. So … good news?

NSFW: In case you were curious, here are some photos of the dual lives of everyday people who practice BDSM. It beats 50 Shades, no?

V.22 No.19 |

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The Daily Word in high flying, Benghazi Benghazi Benghazi, and goats riding horses

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Summer is here and it's time to jump in the water. Free swim lessons for low-income kids!

Unlicensed pilot busted at Double Eagle for flying too high. Or something. I'm not sure how to make this joke actually. He had a plane full of pot, is what I'm trying to say.

Under Susana Martinez, the New Mexico Environment Department isn't so worried about New Mexico's environment. Here's one more example.

Another U.S. Army official whose job is to stop sexual assault has been charged with sexual assault.

The media doesn't think the Obama administration's assault on civil liberties is so minor when it's happening to them.

Maybe those Benghazi emails were doctored?

And finally, visit Newfoundland. Because of this goat riding on a horse.

V.22 No.14 |

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The Daily Word in bedbug weaknesses, the end of racism and better call Saul!

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Gov. Martinez is bringing in big bucks for her re-election campaign.

UNM's Sigma Alpha Epsilon chapter has been suspended due to an alleged sexual assault. That sounds familiar. Really familiar.

To the world's jerkiest vandal: Please stop stealing the handlebars off of ghost bikes.

Two border patrol agents are on trial for forcing drug runners to eat marijuana, then setting their clothes on fire. Then letting them go.

Nature's super-villain, the bed bug, has a super-weakness.

Breaking Bad has been great, the best ever really, but our supply of the good stuff won't last much longer. What to do? Better call Saul!

Brad Paisley and LL Cool J have teamed up to end racism! With a really terrible song. That includes the lyric "If you don't judge my gold chains / I'll forget the iron chains."

V.21 No.20 | 5/17/2012
Staff Sgt. Yvette McClelland circa 1990 in San Antonio, Texas
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Military sexual assault numbers are shocking

Last week, I sat down with Yvette McClelland, a veteran who served in the Air Force for a decade. She worked as a telecommunications maintenance specialist. Her time in the military was fraught with sexism, harassment and assault. McClelland was raped three times by fellow service members, she says.

Many years later, she’s still working on handling the fallout. As part of an effort to draw attention to this systemic problem, she’s brought a movie to town. The Invisible War will screen at Guild Cinema today at 4, 6 and 8 p.m. and tomorrow at 12:30 p.m.

The 8 p.m. Friday and 12:30 p.m. Saturday screenings feature guest speakers Ariana and Ben Klay. They are suing the military after Ariana was assaulted while in the Marines.

The numbers are staggering. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta estimates that 19,000 people serving in the military were sexually assaulted last year, though only about 3,000 people reported it.

Though the Department of Defense is attempting to address the issue, McClelland points out what she thinks is the real problem: Sexual assault cases remain entirely within the military. The Stop Act, introduced in November, aims to create an independent body of civilian and military experts to investigate and prosecute those cases. McClelland says she hopes people will encourage their political representatives in Washington to support the bill.

Staff Sgt. Yvette McClelland circa 1990 in San Antonio, Texas
Courtesy of Yvette McClelland

News Feature

The Unspoken Battlefield

Veteran speaks out about military sexual assault

You don't talk about it when you're in the service, says Yvette McClelland. But sometimes you can just see it in someone's face.
V.20 No.47 | 11/24/2011

Bear With Me

Servants of the Pair of Cleats

An institution that only fawning eyes gaze upon makes a great hideout for predators. It's a place where the status quo must be maintained, even if it means covering up horrible things.
V.20 No.39 | 9/29/2011

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The Daily Word in Tim Gunn, The Sucklord and teleportation

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Second report also clears Darren White.

Onion joke goes terribly wrong.

Tim Gunn is coming to New Mexico.

Race car champ Al Unser Jr. arrested for DWI.

12-year-old finds out she’s pregnant after sexual assault.

Chemical castration for pedophiles in South Korea.

ICE sweeps the country, picks up 2,901 undocumented immigrants, 36 in New Mexico.

Feds may challenged four state immigration laws.

The advertising genius behind “What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.”

Meet The Sucklord, asshole.

Online dating is hard.

Sex-toy company is launching a vibrator into space.

China’s also going to space.

The album that changed everything 20 years ago.

A dress made of cow and yak nipples.

Tiny robot rocket jumps.

45 years of KUNM.

Gov. Martinez to appoint Commish Block’s replacement. His resignation was announced yesterday.

Why rats feel like they’re being teleported all the time.

This cantaloupe thing is serious, the deadliest food-borne outbreak since 1998.

V.19 No.51 |

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

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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.19 No.50 |

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The Daily Word 12.22.10: DADT signed, WTF, Lakers

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Sgt. Torry Chambers arrested and accused of raping female inmates at MDC.

Guv-elect pulls a secretary of education from Florida.

President Obama signs the Don't Ask, Don't Tell repeal.

Toys that cause lasting psychological problems.

A nuclear treaty between the United States and Russia may pass today.

World's ugliest cat?

CIA launches WikiLeaks Task Force (WTF).

There's not an ap for WikiLeaks.

9/11 first responders pissed at Republicans.

What happened to the Lakers?

Teens not having as many babies these days.

Is America the sick kid?

50 rad things from 2010

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

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Sex offender registry ... well, golly

I had no idea how many registered sex offenders there are in Albuquerque. Consider that few sexual assaults are reported, and that even fewer make it to court and still fewer result in convictions requiring someone to register as a sex offender. So when you discover the number of sex offenders living in your neighborhood, realize that it could be the tip of the iceburg.

I sound like I’m an anchor on “Dateline.”

A good friend is house hunting. He’s got a little daughter, so before he even calls a landlord, he checks the sex offender registry.

Today, we punched in my University area zip code just to see. Holy inappropriate contact, Batman. This is not a good scene.

My old Barelas/Downtown zip code doesn’t fare much better, though more of the offenders are incarcerated.

Every zip code seem to bring up quite a few. You can see a pic of the offender, when they were convicted and what they were convicted for.