The Daily Word in BP appeals case, Roswell and Google Doodle and superhero villains
BP Lawyer cites "irreparable injustices" in how settlement payments are being handled.
Officials probe why a jet that crash landed in San Francisco was flying too slow before it hit the runway.
Authorities search for 40 missing people after a train blast in Quebec town that killed five.
Michael Allen speaks out in speculation over whether Albuquerque police could have spared his brother, Vincent Wood, who was shot multiple times on Friday night.
Albuquerque remembers Austin Hudson-LaPore.
Google Doodle and Roswell? Oh, we're there!
City planners want to make Central a little snazzier! Neon signs anyone?
The Daily Word in car bombs, corporate malfeasance and old-school gift giving
Dozens reported dead after double car bomb explosions in Damascus.
APD officer ordered to take paid leave after neighbors report he encouraged them to fight.
Statistics kill yer Powerball buzz.
Major energy company exec. faces criminal charges in wake of 2010 coal mine disaster.
The EPA bars oil giant BP from getting new contracts.
APS leadership stonewalls TV news station.
Baby rhino arrives via FedEx.
Bernalillo County Commission candidate Simon Kubiak applied for a Metro Court judgeship.
Slayer holiday "jumper" (sweater?) unfortunately sold out.
Egocentric gift-giving tips.
Holiday gadget gift guide, 1952.
Japanese street performers, documented.
Shinichi Maruyama's frozen motion ("Nude").
The Daily Word in BP, poorest president and Pong
BP's looking at a $4.5 billion fine and criminal charges against staff members.
The gap between rich and poor in New Mexico is the widest in the nation.
Pit bull terriers killed a Chihuahua and sent her owner to the hospital.
Debbie O'Malley might remain on the Council and take a seat on the County Commission.
Remember when 48 women training for the military said they'd been sexually assaulted or harassed by their instructors? The Air Force has a weird solution: Trainees must have a wingman all the time.
Nonstop flights from Albuquerque to New York.
FBI investigates death threats against the guy holding the coyote-killing contest in Los Lunas.
The poorest president in the world. "If you don't have many possessions, then you don't need to work all your life like a slave to sustain them."
Violence escalates in Gaza and Israel. Rockets kill 15 Palestinians and three Israelis.
Louisiana governor is the first Republican to denounce Mitt Romney's notion that he lost the election because President Obama gave gifts to minorities and youth.
5-Hour Energy shot-like drink blamed for 13 deaths.
Colorado Visitors Bureau plans NOT to capitalize on legal recreational marijuana.
Science looks at rappers' brains to find the basis of improvisation.
Pong is 40-years-old and no one has topped it, says this guy.
How to become as observant as Sherlock Holmes. (Also, "Sherlock," the BBC miniseries available on Netflix instawatch, is dope.)
The Daily Word in hip hop royalty, unstable men on a soapbox and cancer
Yet another disturbing report could further damage frayed U.S.-Afghan relations.
Even Mitt Romney tries to back away slowly from Teg Nugent.
Suspender-straining liberal dude goes nuclear, drops F-bomb on Sean Hannity.
Norwegian mass-murderer is mum on shadowy underground associations.
A new species was discovered in a dark gypsum pool near Carlsbad Caverns.
Levon Helm from The Band is in his “final stages.”
Warren Buffett isn’t worried about his recent cancer diagnosis.
Mo Money Mo Problems.
Attorneys asked a New Orleans judge to sign the formal terms of BP oil catastrophe settlement.
The Pakistan Prime Minister is dealing in his own Breaking Bad-esque drama.
Are political moderates the newest endangered species?
Doesn’t the final voyage of space shuttle Discovery just make you wonder how astronauts use the toilet?
The Daily Word: Sony is closing downtown ABQ studio; greasing a shaved baby sloth; circumcision news; Rush Limbaugh's Dr. Lauraesque diarrhea of the mouth
Expanded weekend police presence in downtown Albuquerque.
Sony pictures' post-production studio in Albuquerque is closing.
check out this new search engine, Duck Duck Go.
When they meet next week, Israel's Prime Minister will ask Obama to support an attack on Iran.
Picture gallery of stupid QR codes and stupid QR code placement.
The FCC wants to know if you think it's ok for cities and other public and private bodies to suspend wireless service when those institutions deem fit.
You are not going to believe how this circumcision went fatally wrong.
Listen to Rush Limbaugh's wacked out rant about a law student's sex life.
"A Ride of Death." 1940's Police Safety Council bicycle safety pamphlet with illustrations. "Result: cracked skull... and death."
BP settled with a large number of plaintiffs in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill case.
Step one, shave baby sloth. Step two, grease up baby sloth with lard. Step three, clothe baby sloth in a onesy.
On this day in 1837, the City of Chicago was invented.
The Daily Word in Pearl Harbor, occupied housing, Mumia and Justin Bieber
It's the 70th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Surprisingly, the Japanese admiral who masterminded it didn't want to go to war in the first place.
Brick by brick, wall by wall, they
freed dropped the death penalty on Mumia Abu-Jamal.
Occupiers succesfully "liberate" a forclosed house in Brooklyn.
U.S. health official overrules her own experts on the morning-after pill.
Four words that should never, never, never go together: Justin Bieber steampunk Christmas.
Four words that go suprisingly well together: DIY animatronic firebreathing pony.
BP says Halliburton destroyed evidence that makes them culpable in the Gulf oil spill.
Procatinator is your new best friend. Or it's trying to kill you. Whatever.
Snapshots from Nick Brown's kids' school science fair.
Salvador Disney and other films that actually happened.
What the Interwebs were atwitter about in 2011.
There's a vaccine for Ebola now.
Albuquerque thieves are after your toilet paper.
Thanks to E.J., Nick and Sarah for the links!
The Daily Word 4.24.11: Deepwater anniversary; Don Cherry Jacket-Watch; McDonald's beat-down update; barking is free speech
Unregistered Christians in China get arrested.
Listen to Johnny Dollar, radio serial. All 196 episodes!
Hockey Night in Canada's Don Cherry. JACKET-WATCH. This is probably the best link in this blog.
Presidential hopeful Donald Trump doesn't vote.
The Deepwater Horizon oil rig sank in the Gulf of Mexico one year ago.
Traffic stops/searches based on police detecting an odour of marijuana declared unconstitutional by Massachusetts Supreme Court.
READ THIS: Alfred Kahn's bureaucratese memo.
Awesomely bizarre "facial flex" infomercial.
Goofy Hank Crawford version of Paycheck's "Take This Job and Shove it."
Daily Word 2.17.11: Trader Joe’s hates farm workers, global protest fever, Phil Collins Day Parade
APD union is holding a “no-confidence” vote today in honor of Public Safety Director Darren White.
Peaceful protests in Bahrain crushed by modern, moderate government’s violence.
BP says Gulf oil spill settlements are too generous.
Weird food: Snack-cake sliders
Photo essay: AP photographer documents New Delhi coal scavengers.
From my sister: These porcelain dolls are amazing, creepy and expensive. (NSFW...UYWATWA)
No one cares that Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz are divorcing.
Islanders prepare to abandon their sinking country.
Of course Brooklyn had a Phil Collins Day Parade.
Hair and makeup looks from New York Fashion Week, so far.
Ubiquitous “caramel color” in sodas will give you cancer and mess with your genitals.
The secret to Trader Joe’s cheapness? The company doesn’t care about farm workers.
The Daily Word 1.6.11: Hoarder house, turtle prosthetics, golden radio voice
They still haven't found the shooter from UNMH, but his brother is sticking up for him.
Del Norte football player dies from oxycodone overdose, according to his family.
Hoarder house demolished by the city.
Obama's (probable) new chief of staff doesn't dig consumer protection or health care reform?
Turtle and goose prosthetics.
Did you read about the homeless man with the golden radio voice?
BP could escape a gross negligence charge.
Hackers figured out how to make the PS3 to run any software, including pirated games.
The pope says God caused the Big Bang.
Dead birds in Sweden.
The "me" marriage.
The Daily Word 10.29.10: Deputy gets bombed, bears get shot, casino gets hosed
Video of deputy getting arrested for DWI. Priceless.
You can now shoot more bears, and cougars. That's not cool, man.
Oh my god, the deputy getting arrested is just too funny.
Dude shoots other dude, gets no jail time.
Sandia Casino gets hosed for $1.2 million.
Four-year-old can be sued for negligence, judge says.
Killer goat was not sick, just horny.
Halliburton implicated in BP well failure. Surprised?
Somali militants execute teenage girls.
Allen Iverson to play basketball in Turkey.
Pope says Stephen Hawking is wrong, God created the world. God not available for comment.
The Daily Word 09.02.10: Another Gulf rig explodes, chain-smoking 2-year-old, no creator
Another offshore oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico exploded.
Hurricane Earl is growing and heading for North Carolina.
Stephen Hawking says God didn't create the universe.
Woman's body found on a NE Heights sidewalk. She was 30.
Pipe bomb in a Rio Rancho apartment complex.
Privately owned prisons in N.M. haven't paid fines for understaffing.
More people in N.M. don't like the boosted war effort in Afghanistan.
LANL OK'd to build a staging facility for nuclear waste.
Families say Santa Fe police threatened them with deportation when they wouldn't cooperate in an investigation.
Chain-smoking 2-year-old quits.
Look how much BP spent trying to clean up … its image.
Stop the press! Some women like having small breasts.
Have a DIY drink.
Scenes from the Gulf
After Hurricane Katrina, Grand Isle, La., an island with a population of about 1,500 people, was in ruins. But fishermen there say the BP oil spill is much worse. “Katrina in New Orleans is nothing compared to what this is,” Harry Cheramie says. “This here is totally different. ... How do we help each other? What do we do?"
Ugly/beautiful images from the Gulf Coast
The issue hitting stands today and tomorrow includes an excellent article about the oil beneath the surface of the Gulf Coast. Ambitious Alibi intern Patrick Lohmann (who’s also the Daily Lobo’s editor in chief) took a drive to Grand Isle, La., to see the impact of the spill for himself. He spoke to fishermen, BP reps and a hermit crab-saving ranger.
Look for the article online this evening. In the meantime, we’ve compiled this slideshow that gets up close to the oil clumping on our shores. I recommend a full-screen view.
The Daily Word 08.09.10: Corn syrup & cancer, Gaga, mega-early puberty,
Police say these prison escapees killed people in New Mexico. They're looking for them in Yellowstone.
You don't have to have surgery to change your gender on your N.M. driver's license.
Guy throws big rocks at credit union, breaks 10 windows, say coppers.
Doug Vaughan's luxury items were mostly owned by banks and such. (Investors, "uh … ".)
Video of the feral hogs in the Rio Grande Valley.
Here's an ugly gig: Convince Americans to support the Afghan war. Good luck, Petraeus.
College students: NYT tips on finding cheap textbooks. (Friggin' racket.)
Gulf residents' wary of government and BP promise to stay until the job is done.
Cancer cells really dig fructose and use it to divide and spread. (Think corn syrup.)
Lady Gaga (NSFW) crowdsurfed at Lollapalooza during the Semi-Precious Weapons set. That band was totally at Burt's on a weeknight about a year and a half ago for the Hell on Heels Tour. You should go out on Tuesdays.
Music to Your Ears
Long before the BP oil spill disaster, and even before Hurricane Katrina and that skank Rita ripped through the Gulf Coast five years ago, the Louisiana shores were already suffering. “Since 1900,” says the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana, “Louisiana has lost more than 1 million acres of wetlands and barrier shoreline as a result of natural processes and human activity.” Louisiana’s land loss not only compromises habitat for fish and wildlife, but it removes a natural buffer against storms. With oil smeared all over the problem, the situation is truly horrifying.