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V.24 No.5 |

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The Daily Word in hero bloggers, Mitt Romney and the iGeneration

The Daily Word

Mitt Romney will not run for president in 2016.

Rapper Suge Knight was arrested early this morning on suspicion of a hit-and-run that killed a man.

The aggravated assault case against George Zimmerman (who was acquitted for the killing of unarmed teen Trayvon Martin) was dropped after his girlfriend recanted her story.

As gay rights acceptance is becoming de rigeuer in modern America, religious conservatives believe they're being persecuted. As Wayne Campbell would say, “yeah, and monkeys might fly out of my butt.”

Blogger Brandon Stanton started an Indiegogo campaign that raised over $1 million to send Brooklyn students on field trips to Harvard.

The Two Eagles balloon flying over the Pacific (carrying Burqueño Troy Bradley) has beaten a duration record!

We are living in the iGeneration, and the American Academy of Pediatrics wants government-issued guidelines on how to manage children and social media.

Juan Galindo was found guilty of sexually assaulting and murdering a 4-week-old baby.

For the first time ever, Spaceport America will host a Private Pilots Fly-in on Valentine's Day in Las Cruces. Road trip!

A man who has been dead for over two years was recently reappointed to a county industrial authority board in Uniontown, Pa.

V.23 No.42 |

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The Daily Word in the First Amendment, cannabis and green chile

The Daily Word

Democratic candidate for New Mexico Auditor Tim Keller's new attack ad uses the pop culture cachet of the A1A Car Wash from "Breaking Bad" to reference the dirt on Republican opponent Robert Aragon. Oh and the ad is narrated by "Gomie" (Steven Michael Quezada).

Virgin Galactic CEO George Whitesides announced that Spaceport America, located in the Jornada del Muerto desert basin, is just four test flights away from its inaugural commercial travel flight .

Tierra Blanca High Desert Ranch High Desert Youth Program owner/operator Scott Chandler, who stands accused of abuse and torture of troubled teens, has filed a defamation/libel lawsuit against Steve Cowen (the father of a youth resident/alleged victim), reporter Rene Romo, the New Mexico Department of Public Safety and the New Mexico State Police.

Albuquerque Police Chief Gorden Eden discusses efforts to combat a 10-49 (department code for "information") failure within APD and progress that he's made moving APD away from "siloing information."

Former New Mexico governor Gary Johnson posits that medical marijuana could be a potential treatment for ebola.

Historical teevee drama "Manhattan" was renewed for a second season by WGN America.

Former UNM student Monica Pompeo is suing the university for violating her First Amendment rights by forcing her to drop a course titled "Images of (Wo)men: From Icons to Iconoclasts." The academic conflict began when Pompeo critiqued mid-'80s lesbian romantic drama Desert Hearts by referring to lesbianism as perverse and using the word "barren" a lot.

PBS considers nuevomexicano farmers' concerns about the state green chile industry competition with out-of-state growers while coping with extreme weather's negative impact on crop yields.

Happy birthday, Oscar Wilde, Nico, Tim Robbins and Bob Mould (Hüsker Dü, Sugar).

V.22 No.18 |

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The Daily Word in hipster Shakespeare, regulators who hate regulating and why you still have to pay your red light camera fine

The Daily Word

The head of New Mexico's Department of Regulation and Licensing is not so keen on the whole "regulation" thing. "I don’t give a damn about rules and regulations; I’ll do whatever I want."

A new company with a new rocket will be setting up shop at New Mexico's Spaceport America.

City Hall says that just because the red light cameras are gone doesn't mean that you can shirk paying your citations.

Could Rush Limbaugh face actual consequences for his hateful bloviations?

Shakespeare as a hipster. Queen Elizabeth I in a pantsuit.

Girls Gone Wild mogul and all-around scumbag Joe Francis is heading to jail. Which should make everybody happy except for Joe Francis.

Do we find kidnapped-woman-rescuer Charles Ramsey's interview fascinating because of latent racism? I don't know. But I kind of dig the song schmoyoho made out of it.

V.20 No.48 | 12/1/2011
Courtesy of Spaceport America

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Do you have $200,000 I can borrow ...

... for a suborbital flight at 350,000 feet?

That’s how much tickets cost for Virgin Galactic’s first voyages, which will be launched from New Mexico’s own Spaceport. The first phase of construction is scheduled to be completed in January.

Fearless Alibi intern Elise Kaplan tackled this and other aspects of commercial rocket ships in her news article this week.

V.20 No.42 | 10/20/2011

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The Daily Word in Occupy Wall Street, Occupy Santa Fe, Spaceport America

The Daily Word

It’s a presidential whodunit! Obama’s seal, podium and audio equipment are stolen.

Isn’t it ironic? Thieves are preying on the Occupy Wall Street protesters.

This Las Vegas man with a 100-pound scrotum wants money for surgery.

Sir Richard Branson’s Spaceport America is officially open for business.

Shia LeBeouf was involved in some huge bar fight in Vancouver, Canada.

Here’s a short video of the Occupy Santa Fe protests on October 15th.

Here’s a neat letter from 1960 with Paul McCartney offering an audition to an unknown drummer.

Here’s a nifty little wiki on how to elude police during a high-speed chase.

Happy Birthday, Chuck Berry!

V.20 No.36 | 9/8/2011

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The Daily Word in Jimmy Hoffa’s declaration, Freddie Mercury’s birthday, Spaceport America’s completion

The Daily Word

Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa, Jr. speaks on the GOP by asking Obama to “take these sons of bitches out.”

47 people are injured by gunfire during Brooklyn’s West Indian Day Parade.

Take a look at this enormous crocodile captured in the Philippines.

Spaceport America in Las Cruces is 90% completed. Time to book those flights, kids.

The porn star who temporarily shut down the industry by testing HIV-positive is actually HIV-negative.

Indiana police square off against a man on a highway wielding a 35-inch samurai sword.

A Swedish woman bites the tongue off her would-be rapist.

Texas wildfires have already scorched more than 100,000 acres in one week.

Happy Birthday, Freddie Mercury!

“Don’t mess with the Jesus!” and his 8.4 million Facebook fans.

UMass cooks the world’s largest stir-fry. Apparently, it was pretty decent.

Police join the search for an iPhone prototype left in a restauarant. Keep an eye on eBay.

V.20 No.19 | 5/12/2011
Julia Minamata juliaminamata.com

Feature

7 Sci-Fi Wonders

Mostly stranger than fiction

The Lightning Field, Trementina Base, VLA, Taos Hum, Spaceport America, Roswell and Dulce Base
V.19 No.3 | 1/21/2010
Terminal Hanger concept, Spaceport America, New Mexico.

NM Blogosphere Roundup: Virgin Galactic, our local spaceport, Bible references etched on US troop rifles, local comics

In Sir Richard Branson's new National Geographic reality tv show Virgin Galatic, as Sindicator points out, Spaceport America ("the world’s first and only civilian space exploration site") is located in southern New Mexico.

Only In New Mexico tips us off to the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, headquartered in Albuqueruque, and are currently lobbying to stop Bible references from being inscribed on high-powered rifle sights used by U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, and in the training of Iraqi and Afghan soldiers.

7000 BC reports that New Mexico's seminal & lively 'undergound' comics scene is alive and well with a meeting this Sunday at the Santa Fe Public Library and a UNM Continuing Education class next month: Creating Comics Panel by Panel.

V.18 No.26 | 6/25/2009
Virgin Galactic’s SpaceshipTwo Feather
spaceportamerica.com

News Bite

Richardson and the Spiders from Mars

One shovelful of dirt closer to galactic tourism

LAS CRUCES—Patience. Gov. Bill Richardson warned Southern New Mexicans they may not see immediate benefits of their $198 million spaceport investment at a pre-groundbreaking event on Thursday, June 18.

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