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The Daily Word in hostages, suicide, fraud and sex

A woman jumped or fell from Sandia Crest.

The Governor of NM signed her husband's name on an absentee ballot request.

Bad seed.

This guy brings his AR-15 to JC Penny's.

In case you haven't heard, the U.S. government recommends disabling Java.

A whiskey from Waco, TX won the latest "Best in Glass" competition.

Is Obamacare doomed?

The Algerian hostage crisis is over.

Those controversial "naked" security scanners will be removed from airports.

Torontonians are sexy.

Federal government has indicted New Orleans' former mayor Ray Nagin on fraud charges.

V.21 No.29 | 7/19/2012
Just because the world is ending doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate.

Film Review

Beasts of the Southern Wild

Swampy survival tale serves up a gumbo of the real and the fantastical

By Devin D. O’Leary

Riding high on a wave of film fest bonhomie (it snagged the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance and four awards at this years’ Cannes), Beasts of the Southern Wild is one of those wildly creative, fiercely independent, proudly idiosyncratic films that will be regarded as little more than a curiosity in the harsh light of the American cineplex. That’s a shame, really.

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V.20 No.31 | 8/4/2011
Students of Our School at Blair Grocery make compost.
Ari LeVaux

Have Fork, Will Travel

The Seeded Side of New Orleans

From garbage to garden in the Lower Ninth Ward

By Ari LeVaux
In the syrupy charm of New Orleans' Garden District or the debauchery of the French Quarter, you might think the city has recovered from the trauma of Katrina. Streetcars are running, music is playing and tourists have stumbled back with beads on. But in the poorest part of the city, which also happens to be the lowest part, it's a different story.

But despite the setbacks, Our School at Blair Gorcery in the Lower Ninth Ward is using composting and farming techniques to bolster their situation in a fragile economy.
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