The Daily Word 3.18.11: Japan, Haiti, Yemen and Libya
Libya to halt military action.
Yemen calls state of emergency.
Japan death toll rises to 7,000.
Radiation hampers reactor efforts.
Warlocks go on tour with Charlie Sheen.
Aristide returns to Haiti.
Guy chased by Suge Knight in casino wants rematch.
Judge blocks anti-union law.
Egypt frees brother of al-Qaeda chief.
Jimmy Buffet to make Tiger Blood drink.
The Daily Word sings of leprechauns, hangovers and space coke.
The U.N. debates what to do about Libya.
It’s St. Patrick’s Day and Obama’s really an O’Bama.
Hangovers get worse as you get older. Unless you stay in constant practice.
People are critical of NASA’s space powder program.
33% of Staten Island is on pain pills.
Good guy Seann William Scott gets a thumbs up from Gawker for seeking help.
Who will be interim chief medical officer?
In 1997 a Roswell woman saw a leprechaun.
Ah, the ever fascninating Hensel Twins.
A funny thing happened to a loser and everybody felt good.
APD officers need to be careful with Facebook or it’s firesville.
It could be curtains for the Radisson Hotel and Water Park.
There will be an open casting call for The Avengers in about a week.
There are more local stories from Alexis over at DCF.
Happy birthday, Kurt Russell.
Thanks to Geoffrey Anjou and Tom Nayder for story links and constant emotional support.
The Daily Word: Dalai Lama, Muslim hearings, Julianne Moore as Palin
Charge up your electric car at Third and Marquette in Downtown Albuquerque.
Feds bust three clinics they say were dealing pills.
For the first time, Gov. Martinez uses the state plane--not the state jet.
Driver's license measure "eviscerated" in committee.
Richest person in the world now 38 percent richer. Guess where he lives? (Rhymes with Schmexico).
BBC reporters captured an tortured by Qaddafi's security.
Wisconsin union leaders promise two things: 1) a lawsuit and 2) the ousting of politicians who would snuff out their bargaining rights.
The Dalai Lama wants to give his political power to an elected representative.
Rep. Peter King's Muslim hearings begin today. He's said most mosques are run by radical imams.
Tucson shooter pleads not guilty. A victim still recovering from gunshot wounds went to the hearing to represent.
Nato forces may have accidentally killed the Afghan president's cousin.
Wait, we still care about Lindsay Lohan? She may go to jail today. In other tabloid-y news (same link), something something Britney Spears and Brangelina. (Seriously, it's been like a decade on Brangelina).
The celebrity contagion.
France shakes hands with Libya's rebel government.
Black people are leaving big cities and changing voter politics.
Julianne Moore is slated to play Sarah Palin on HBO.
The Daily Word 3.4.11: Crooked cops, children of crooked cops and Libya
Valencia County deputy faces kidnapping and extortion charges.
Former sheriff's daughter faces counterfeiting charges.
Drunk driver drinks in front of cops during traffic stop.
Lawyer wants to see cops' Facebook pages.
Interpol issues alert for Gadhafi.
Basketball player dies after winning shot.
'River of Blood' reported inside Libyan city.
Burqa ban goes in effect in France next month.
Child molester to be castrated so he can get parole.
Happy birthday, Bobby Womack.
The Daily Word: Roundhouse, APD $$$, plastics release estrogen?
Libyan rebels won the oil port yesterday, but Qaddafi launched an airstrike this morning. Civil war could be around the corner.
Prime minister appointed by Mubarak quits; protesters plan Friday demonstrations about unmet demands.
Rio Rancho father of a fallen soldier reacts to the Supreme Court ruling that allows people to picket funerals. A Kansas-based church protested outside his son's funeral years ago.
APS superintendent and governor spar over budget.
Serious procedural throwdown in the House over driver's licenses for undocumented immigrants late last night.
A bill to limit state film $$$ made it out of the House.
Some APD officers make more than the mayor by doubling their salaries with overtime.
Someone called a Gallup jail pretending to represent the sheriff and got an accused murderer out of jail.
Lasers can be tractor beams.
Idaho: The caviar state.
EPA studies edited by the oil and gas industry through political pressure.
Most plastics release chemicals that are like estrogen, according to a study.
Nano spy-cam hummingbird.
The Daily Word: Moscow Dog Deportation, Knockouts Stabbing, Christina Aguilera Arrested
The U.S. military deploys naval and air force units around still-unstable Libya.
Rutgers dorms are changing to co-ed after a gay student’s suicide.
Consumer Reports has a lot of criticism for the electric plug-in Chevy Volt.
Faux-talent Christina Aguilera and her boyfriend are arrested for public intoxication in West Hollywood.
A new kind of illegal immigrant: Moscow plans to deport thousands of dogs.
Former “Full House” heartthrob John Stamos could be replacing the much-maligned Charlie Sheen in “Two and a Half Men.”
Oklahoma passes a bill that gives police the right to question immigration status of stopped motorists.
Sorry ,everyone; breast milk ice cream has been taken off the shelves because of hepatitis fears.
Girl Scouts founder doesn’t want to be sold Girl Scout cookies at her home.
Watch your speed! Rio Rancho turns its newly-installed red light cameras on.
There was a multiple stabbing last night at Knockouts Gentlemen’s Club Downtown.
The Daily Word 2.22.11: Earthquake Rocks New Zealand, Mob Experience in Vegas, Americans Killed by Pirates
Four Americans are killed after being taken hostage by Somali pirates. I’m still getting over the fact that there are still pirates.
Police arrest an 11-year-old over an inappropriate stick figure drawing.
Another massive earthquake cripples the city of Christchurch, New Zealand. Many dead.
Illinois abruptly cuts off all funding for its drug and alcohol abuse treatment programs.
What the hell? Arizona may make abortions illegal depending on the gender or race of the fetus.
Blockbuster trade in the NBA: Carmelo Anthony, known ‘round these parts as simply ‘Melo’, is traded to the New York Knicks.
Libya’s ousted leader Muammar Gaddafi vows to die as a martyr.
You know times are tough when you’re forced to steal 58 containers of deodorant.
The First Vice Chairman of the state Republican Party names her black Angus cow Oprah. Errrrr ...
Check out the “Mob Experience” at the Tropicana hotel in Las Vegas. So neat.
Meanwhile, this library in Boston is offering a JFK experience, complete with an interactive desk.
Beer as a sports drink? Where have you been all my life?
An Indiana restaurant is banned from making references to Jim Jones’ cult in its advertising campaign. Way to take the fun out of everything, P.C. Police.
DayBird - April 14th
1841 - Edgar Allen Poe's "Murders in the Rue Morgue," published. The Orangutan did it.
1846 – The Donner Party departs Springfield, Illinois, for California, on what would become one of the greatest tragedies in the history of westward migration. Go west, young man, Ima eat you.
1865 – U.S. President Abraham Lincoln is shot in Ford’s Theatre. John Wilkes Booth, an actor and Confederate sympathizer first plotted to kidnap the president, but upon later reflection decided, fuck it, let’s go for broke.
He and his co-conspirators aimed to knock out the Union government and throw it into a state of panic. He assigned his crew the assassination of Vice President Andrew Johnson and Secretary of State William H. Seward. They failed.
That evening, at around 10 p.m., as the play (Our American Cousin), progressed, John Wilkes Booth slipped into Lincoln's private box and shot him in the back of the head with a .44 caliber Derringer. Booth leapt to the stage and shouted "Sic semper tyrannis! (Thus always to tyrants)–the South is avenged!" gawh, actors.
He broke his leg on the way down, but still managed to escape on horseback. The pursuit lasted twelve days; Booth was eventually cornered in a Virginia barn, and shot. Other people were punished.
The President was taken across the street from the theater to the Petersen House, where he lay in a coma for nine hours before dying. At 7:22 a.m. the next morning, Lincoln, age 56, died–the first U.S. president to be assassinated.
Never trust three-namers.
1912 – The British passenger liner RMS Titanic hits an iceberg in the North Atlantic at 11:40pm. The ship sinks the following morning with the loss of 1,517 lives. Four days earlier, the Titanic, one of the largest and most fancy-dancy ocean liners ever built, departed Southampton, England, on its maiden voyage across the Atlantic Ocean. Designed by the Irish shipbuilder William Pirrie it spanned 883 feet from stern to bow, and was considered unsinkable. Iceberg smash. At about 2:20 a.m. on the morning of April 15, the massive ship sank into the North Atlantic. It dies a maiden pure.
1977 – Buffy the Vampire Slayer is born.
1986 - We bomb Libya. President Reagan went on national television to discuss the air strikes. "When our citizens are abused or attacked anywhere in the world," he said, "we will respond in self-defense. Today we have done what we had to do. If necessary, we shall do it again."