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V.25 No.47 | 11/24/2016
Nelson Mandela and George W. Bush, 2005
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Event Horizon

Armed with Knowledge

Sunday, Dec 4: Third Annual Nelson Mandela Commemoration

Learn more about the life and ideals of the South African patriot and president who changed the world.
V.24 No.26 | 6/25/2015

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The Daily Word in the confederate flag, the KKK and the Queen of Española

The Daily Word

Texas says no to confederate flags on license plates.

Two men from South Africa became stowaways on a British Airlines flight to London. The adventure didn't go so well.

A cruise ship in upstate New York suffered a collision while 274 passengers and crew members were on board. Only minor injuries were reported.

Adult summer camps are all the rage this season.

Dylann Roof is said to possibly be affiliated with Neo Nazis. Here's the current 411 on the KKK and other US supremacy groups.

243 medical professionals were charged with false billings to the tune of $700 million in a giant Medicare scam.

Thousands of international travelers are S.O.L. after the US government's visa system crashed.

A woman's dismembered body was found in an abandoned home in Niagara Falls three years after a relative's body was discovered in a similar fashion.

A lesson on quinoa.

The Queen of Española's crown has been stolen and now she may lose the throne.

Triple-digit weather is coming to the metro this weekend. Wear your sunscreen, drink your h2o, and have a Happy Father's Day!

V.23 No.37 |

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The Daily Word in Zeus, health care and Rebel Donut

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South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius has been found guilty of manslaughter for the fatal shooting of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

The Navy is searching for a missing pilot after two jets crashed into the Pacific Ocean.

A woman in Blackstone, Mass., was arrested after the remains of three infants were found in her home.

Sorry, Mr. President. I was expecting Beyoncé.

Around 250,000 people in Virginia will lose their health insurance at the end of November.

Rebel Donut is going to be featured on the show “Donut Showdown” tonight on the Cooking Channel!

A crafty thief used her kid as she stole a credit card, then proceeded to give herself the royal treatment with a shopping spree.

A woman and her 2-year-old son are on the mend after two dogs brutally attacked them.

On comparing Albuquerque violence to other cities …

Zeus, the world's tallest dog, passed away this week. RIP big guy.

V.23 No.8 | 2/20/2014

Book Review

Apartheid’s Aperture

Double Negative

Double Negative, Ivan Vladislavic’s fourth novel, accounts for chunks of time in the life of Neville Lister, an anti-war, anti-apartheid, consummate college dropout living with his parents in '80s Johannesburg.
V.22 No.49 |

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The Daily Word in Mandela's death, bathroom surveillance and bad dirt

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Nelson Mandela, the former president of South Africa, died yesterday at the age of 95.

It looks like Carrie Underwood struck gold (not really). Apparently, even though not everyone loved it, The Sound of Music was watched by many.

Over 100 people were left dead in Bangui, Central African Republic, due to political unrest between Muslim rebels and Christian citizens.

Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston has not been charged with rape.

Shaine Sherrill, who was shot by APD officers Sunday afternoon, did not have a gun. Apparently, Sherrill was suicidal and had said he wanted to be shot by police.

Just for future reference, when you use the wrong dirt … it might cause some setbacks.

Andrew Coppler faces up to nine years in prison after being convicted of second-degree murder for the death of his father.

A restaurant owner is facing some scrutiny for putting a surveillance camera in the men's bathroom. Yikes.

V.22 No.8 | 2/21/2013

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The Daily Word in Carnival Triumph, Kangaroo invasion and Brangelina wine

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Relieved passengers of the Triumph are finally off the ship and headed home.

Bernalillo County Metro Court had 120 weddings scheduled yesterday.

Oscar Pistorius is now facing charges of premeditated murder.

Two more New Mexico children have died from the Flu. This brings the overall death toll up to 89.

A meteor hit Siberia!

Brangelina are entering the wine-making business.

The Farmington police are looking for a man who apparently threw semen on at least two women.

The Kangaroo golf course invasion of 2013!

V.21 No.41 | 10/11/2012
The man, the myth, the Rodriguez

Film Review

Searching for Sugar Man

Soulful documentary proves rock and roll dreams come true

Soulful documentary about a Detroit-area singer-songwriter proves rock and roll dreams really do come true.
V.19 No.10 | 3/11/2010
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The Daily Word 3.9.2010: Runaway Prius, Facebook Murder, Racial Barbies

A chef serves cheese made from his wife’s breast milk.

A black barbie was sold for less than half the price of a comparable white barbie; dolls everywhere are outraged.

Man who used Facebook to murder a teenage girl sentenced to life in prison.

Britain sends South Africa 42 million condoms before the World Cup.

A lesbian couple is the first to wed in the District of Columbia.

Out-of-control Toyota Prius accelerator sticks at 90 mph on the freeway, requiring the California Highway Patrol to stop it. I didn’t even know they could go that fast to begin with.

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger denies a second sexual assault accusation, this time in Georgia.

APS proposes later start times for local middle and high schools.

A mother calls 911 to report herself driving drunk.

A man confesses to a horrific double muder in southeast Albuquerque.

V.19 No.3 | 1/21/2010

History Lesson

DayBird Historical Events of February 11

55 – Tiberius Claudius Caesar Britannicus, heir to the Roman Emperorship, dies under mysterious circumstances in Rome. This clears the way for Nero to become Emperor.

1531 – Henry VIII of England is recognized as supreme head of the Church of England.

1916 – Emma Goldman is arrested for lecturing on birth control.

1938 – BBC Television produces the world's first ever science fiction television program, an adaptation of a section of the Karel Capek play R.U.R., which coined the term "robot".

1953 – President Dwight Eisenhower refuses clemency appeal for Ethel and Julius Rosenberg.

1990 – Nelson Mandela, a political prisoner for 27 years, is released from Victor Verster Prison outside Cape Town, South Africa.

2006 – Vice President of the United States Dick Cheney accidentally shoots Harry Whittington in the face, neck, and upper torso while hunting quail.