V.21 No.8 | 2/23/2012
The Drugs Are Winning
We’re using more than ever
By Samara Alpern
New Mexico is the longtime world heavyweight and still national champion in deaths by drug overdose. But lawmakers passed a landmark memorial that could put a dent in the yearly death toll.
V.21 No.7 | 2/16/2012
Pill bills get no love from the Legislature
By Marisa Demarco [ Thu Feb 16 2012 3:22 PM ]
The session adjourned at noon, and two measures that aimed to curb New Mexico’s high pharmy-abuse rates didn’t make it. Margaret Wright wrote an article for the Alibi about the measures. One aimed to tighten restrictions on opioid prescriptions. Another attempted to create a better tracking system for prescription misuse.
Medical associations bucked the legislation, saying it could discourage physicians from giving pain medications to people who need them.
Advocates argued the changes were needed because New Mexico leads the nation in rates of overdose deaths.
A Real Pill
Prescription rules pit addiction activists against medical groups
By Margaret Wright
Legislation that aimed to curb the state's epidemic rates of opioid abuse and overdose deaths became a hot-button issue during the 30-day legislative session.
V.21 No.6 | 2/9/2012
It’s Gov. Martinez’ bash, and she’ll pack it with controversy if she wants to
By Marisa Demarco
The guv stuffs even brief sessions with contention: 2012 brings us relentless hammering on driver's licenses, an embattled education secretary, abortion, medical marijuana, bullying and prescription pills.
V.21 No.5 |
The Daily Word in U.S. drones attacking civilians, rabid cow attacking a man, Anonymous, and a couple galleries of ruin porn
By Geoffrey Plant [ Sun Feb 5 2012 11:59 AM ]
"Extremely dangerous" cage fighter on the loose.
When rabid cows attack.
The always entertaining Rio Grande Sun police blotter.
Photo gallery of the decaying quarantine (Typhoid Mary was a guest) and drug rehabilitation facility on North Brother Island in the East River, New York City.
Now that you've seen the new Ferris Bueller Honda ad, you don't have to watch the Superbowl!
Queensland, Australia is flooding for the second summer in a row.
Anonymous are about to make a pile of emails relating to the 2005 Haditha massacre available on Pirate Bay.
Worried about potential libel claims? Let's revisit the "small penis rule."
Photo Gallery of Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker's (decaying, of course) Heritage U.S.A. theme park.
Today in 1914 William S. Burroughs was born.
V.21 No.4 |
The Daily Word in fire fighting drug traffickers, nuclear waste, National Good Day Day and Juan Epstein, r.i.p.
By Geoffrey Plant [ Sun Jan 29 2012 8:56 AM ]
There is a new commission trying to figure out what to do with thousands of tons of nuclear waste in America.
Gwynyth Doland is the new head of the New Mexico Foundation for Open Government.
Are Yelp and other crowdsourcing tools wrecking your chances for good time?
This guy figured out when Ice Cube actually did have that good day.
Here's a helpful guide about the American film industry's long-standing resistance to new technology.
The Pentagon wants a super-
Uggs are banned at this Pennsylvania middle school.
Oakland Mayor tells Occupy Oakland protesters to "stop using Oakland as its playground." 300 arrested.
This physician wanted to reanimate George Washington using a bellows, fire and lamb's blood.
Cats in sinks photo gallery.
Robert Hegyes, Welcome Back Kotter's Juan Epstein died.
The Star Trek house may be dismantled and sold. By the builder's ex-wife.
On this day in 1880 W.C. Fields was born.
V.20 No.50 |
The Daily Word in the end of the Iraq War, the NAACP and the Golden Globes
By Marisa Demarco [ Thu Dec 15 2011 11:17 AM ]
The Iraq War is over, and the remaining troops are coming home.
Feds issue a scathing report of Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio, saying his treatment of Hispanics constitutes extensive civil rights violations.
Man sentenced to 10 years for distributing oxymorphone pills at a party. A 15-year-old died.
Top five places your car will get stolen in Albuquerque.
The Army made a sandwich that's good for two years.
Golden Globe nominees.
CEOs in America enjoyed a pay hike between 27 percent and 40 percent last year.
African-American legislator called the governor a Mexican.
Nob Hill merchants are banding together for a sales day today after that apocalyptic windstorm besieged the Shop and Stroll.
Girl forced to eat jalapeños on nacho day at a Rio Rancho elementary.
Michael Jackson's daughter on that mask her dad made her wear.
The AG's looking to throw the book at Jerome Block Jr.
Chomsky encourages occupiers to keep going through neighborhood-based political organizing.
The most boring celebs of 2011.
V.20 No.48 | 12/1/2011
A Miraculous Rebirth?
Program for expectant mothers fights for second chances, including its own
By Whitny Doyle
Casita de Milagros, New Mexico’s only residential treatment center for pregnant women battling addiction, closed this summer. Thanks to community outcry, the facility might soon be resuscitated. But Milagros’ advocates are discovering that the devil is in the details.
V.20 No.47 |
The Daily Word in 1970's America, cannibalism, drugs, and Quebequois law
By Geoffrey Plant [ Sun Nov 27 2011 11:17 AM ]
NM Secretary of State Dianna Duran ran over someone with her car.
Drive-by on Cerrillos Road Starbucks.
Excellent photos of 1970's America when everything was brown.
A Pakistani woman tried to eat her husband.
Vancouver mayor Gregor Robertson has joined four former city mayors in support of legalizing marijuana.
Albuquerque Police say a Torrance county jail guard was found in a car full of smoke parked in a no-trespassing zone.
Thanksgiving. Corvettes. Crash.
NYPD riot memo re: Occupy Wall Street.
On this day in 1957 The Price is Right aired for the very first time.
V.20 No.43 |
The Daily Word in ghost sex, impending asteroid doom and Justin Bieber!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
By Tom Nayder [ Wed Nov 2 2011 10:11 AM ]
Pakistan votes to normalize relations with India.
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg says the banks didn't cause the financial crisis.
Hermain Cain doesn't seem to know that China has nuclear weapons.
Hooray! New Mexico is number one for overdose deaths. Oh wait …
Rick Perry wasn't drunk when he gave that drunk-sounding speech.
Kenyan Air Force uses Twitter to warn civilians their town is about to be bombed.
My sales manager really wants you to know about this Justin Bieber news.
Four members of a Georgia militia are accused of a terror plot.
Are ghosts having sex in this Ohio woman's house?
Prostate cancer found in 2,250 year-old-mummy
There's no escaping these new speed cameras.
An asteroid will pass between the Earth and the Moon next week.
So Metallica and Lou Reed released an album together. Sigh.
What is America's most acceptable prejudice?
The case for cheap wine.
When will little Adolf Hitler be returned to his parents?
Anne Rice says the vampires from Twilight are lame.
Thanks to Emily, Constance and John for the tips!
The Daily Word in Monopoly stabbing, the 1 percent and webcam girls
By Marisa Demarco [ Thu Oct 27 2011 9:58 AM ]
UNM says protesters can't be on campus period. Not even during the day.
Occupy Oakland wants the city to strike on Nov. 2.
Woman stabs boyfriend in the wrist over Monopoly, police say. No word on whether she will pass go and collect $200.
In the last 30 years, the 1 percent more than doubled its income, reports NY Times.
Big development plans for the South Valley—a movie theatre and department stores.
Big-deal Hollywood producer says our film perks aren't so great compared with Louisiana's.
The not-at-all-secret life of webcam girls.
Slaves work for you. Find out how many.
Thousands of women in Yemen burn their veils to protest government violence.
Oxycontin mochaccino at Starbucks.
There will be 7 billion people on Earth soon. What number are you?
Your body is a jerk. That's why you can't keep the weight off.
The Paleo-diet is not so awesome, says anthropologist.
V.20 No.42 |
The Daily Word in signs, RUSH, the richest man in the world and plutonium pits
By Geoffrey Plant [ Sun Oct 23 2011 1:21 PM ]
Canada's conservative government is going all Reagan on your ass with this crime bill.
This bicycle plays records.
You must watch this nifty/naughty stop-motion Spike Jonze short.
Was Gaddafi the richest man in the world?
Uber-expensive new metallurgy laboratory (read as "nuclear bomb factory") in Los Alamos continues to freak everyone out.
C&O Canal water-bridge (aqueduct) over water has been restored. Neat.
Take the psycho ex-girlfriend test.
Which RUSH song is stuck in your head right now?
Did you know RUSH had a drummer BEFORE Neil Peart?
The Daily Word in Gaddafi, tattoo Barbie and electronic whips
By Marisa Demarco [ Thu Oct 20 2011 10:55 AM ]
Gaddafi is dead.
Was the Elephant Butte killer really a killer?
New Mexico is considering opening a "foreigners only" DMV in Albuquerque.
Maybe the Declaration of Independence was illegal.
The State Fair is insolvent.
Who runs the world?
In Alabama, "Mexican" is a dirty word.
Authorities capture or kill all the animals freed from a preserve in Ohio—except for one monkey.
Disneyland big brothers hotel workers with a system employees call the "electronic whip."
Archeologists unearth a street from the 1600s in Santa Fe.
We are using a lot of antidepressants.
The new Cranberries single—their first in a decade—is not so great.
The real Sybil says the multiple personalities weren't real.
V.20 No.37 | 9/15/2011
The Daily Word in cocaine, doves and plus-size
By Marisa Demarco [ Thu Sep 15 2011 11:54 AM ]
We might lose 50 post offices.
Politician wears blackface to say he’s Germany’s Obama.
Guy backs car into someone’s living room.
State on a $70,000 hunt for teachers who change students’ test scores.
FBI curriculum: Mainstream Muslims are likely terrorist sympathizers.
Auditor says chairman is blocking a review of the PRC.
Journal complains of the number of police escorting a bike safety ride.
The recession has affected yet another business: Cocaine.
Doves are tasty.
Department of Transportation wants to ban e-cigs on planes. Here’s a list of other stinks that should be banned first.
American Apparel and a plus-sized debate.
V.20 No.34 |
The Daily Word in making fake puke, political cartoonist beatings and hurricane Irene
Also, Japan's prime minister quit.
By Summer Olsson [ Fri Aug 26 2011 11:29 AM ]
Japan's prime minister quits.
Is the US West coast next for a massive tsunami? This geographer thinks so.
A history of gays in the military and some moving firsthand stories.
The fake puke industry. Didn't know there was one? Read this.
Mexican police launch drug raids from inside US borders.
In some African countries mosquitoes and malaria rates are falling mysteriously.
Syrian political cartoonist is badly beaten and left on the roadside.
Learn about Ireland's history through 100 important objects.
C.I.A. demands cuts in memoir by former F.B.I. agent, bringing up questions about who gets to tell the 9/11 story.
C'mon Irene—hurricane threatens toward New York as the city battens down.
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