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The Daily Word in motel bees, botched executions and RIP Bob Hoskins

It's Wednesday, April 30th,

and the Albuquerque Environmental Health Department thinks you should stay inside and keep your windows closed today,

security guards at the abandoned De Anza Motel on Central and Washington have discovered that the historic building's walls are filled with thousands and thousands of bees,

and trailer park residents, animal welfare officers and city crews all worked for hours yesterday to try and rescue a cat that appeared to be stuck in a storm drain, only to discover that the cat had already left by the time they opened the grate.

Meanwhile, the state of Oklahoma failed to painlessly execute a man with an untested drug cocktail; instead, the man writhed and cried out in agony for twenty minutes before finally dying of a "massive heart attack,"

and antibiotic resistant bacteria have now spread to every part of the world, prompting the WHO to declare "a major global threat,"

actor Bob Hoskins, best known for playing the non-cartoon human in Who Framed Roger Rabbit, has died of pneumonia at age 71,

and a man in Maine called the police after two escaped goats refused to get down off the top of his Ford Focus. "I guess goats like climbing on cars," said Police Chief Scott McMaster.

Have a great day!

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The Daily Word in Alamogordo's Africanized bees, rat-sized snails, a cow infestation and boobs

Remembering the Dingo Bar

The Department of Corrections wants to move their Albuquerque-area parole office from Nob Hill to the Plaza Maya building downtown.

Alamogordo is a haven for Africanized, "killer" bees.

There's a cow problem in Rio Rancho.

There are rat-sized, tire-eating, meningitis-spreading SNAILS in Miami-Dade county.

Here's a link to the Boston Herald coverage of the marathon bombs. Here is a summary of what we actually know at this time.

A Marine helicopter crashed near the border of North Korea.

A large earthquake occurred in the border region of Pakistan and Iran.

One of the founders of Pirate Bay has been charged with hacking into a bank.

Important revelations from a French scientist on the necessity of bras and their relation to boob firmness.

It's "Michele Bachmann is a kook" time again.

Calling this a "phone" doesn't seem right.

Tycho Brahe's nose. And his moose.

Remembering Albuquerque's Dingo Bar.

20 years ago this month the demolition of Kowloon Walled City began.

news

The Daily Word with a chat with George Zimmerman, bee attack and Fred Willard

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia talks to Piers Morgan.

Suicide bombing in Bulgaria targeting Israeli vacationers.

George Zimmerman gives his first interview, has no soul regrets.

Man attacked by swarm of bees in Las Cruces.

Attempted kidnapping in Philadelphia caught on tape.

US Olympic Committee = dicks.

Emmys!

Rockstar astrophysicist Neil Degrasse Tyson explains why the original Star Trek Enterprise is the best ship ever.

Chick-Fil-A President Dan Cathy is totally not gay.

There is a town called Bikinis, TX and I want to go there.

Maybe you should just shut up and make some peach cobbler this weekend?

It's The Wire in Legos.

78-year-old actor Fred Willard arrested at Los Angeles adult movie theater.

Star Wars "Call Me Maybe" supercut.

Happy Birthday to the Rock 'n Roll Express' Robert Gibson!!!

NEWS

The Daily Word: extreme Nuge; low tolerance of nude public art or abortion in AZ; bikini guitars and the Whole Foods effect

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Nathanial Hornblower

A fight broke out at the last Sunland Park council meeting, postponing the process of finding a suitable mayor.

Some people won't let this sculpture in Tempe be.

The trial of former APD officer Levi Chavez is delayed for at least a year.

Ted Nugent takes more dying boys and girls on last fishing trips than anyone else.

Russians invented everything.

This bee's nectar is your tears.

Albuquerque Public Access Television meeting this Monday May seventh at City Hall.

The Whole Foods effect.

The New York Times was able to claim a staggering 73 percent increase in circulation since last March. Here's the why.

Here's a Gretsch guitar catalogue from 1961.

Arizona Governor signs bill that would cut off any funding to Planned Parenthood and other health providers who perform abortions.

One can't expect the Olympics in London to go on without a Falkland Islands flap.

Fifty hottest female inmates, the webpage.

“If an act is designed to arouse or the result is arousal, than it’s adult entertainment.”

Notman's World.

Japan took the last of its fifty nuclear reactors offline.

Suit yourself.

Connecticut passed a medical marijuana bill.

On this day in 1943 Michael Palin was born.

video games

Webgame Wednesday: Revenge of the the Zombees

Any game that claims to feature "explicit '80s gore and heavy metal violence" is OK by me. Revenge of the the Zombees is an unapologetic throwback to 16-bit '80s arcade action. The unique gameplay has you controlling a cloud of undead bees seeking to wreak their vengeance on mankind. How? By attacking and destroying everything in creation! Gather up honeycombs, recruit more bees, set yourself on fire--whatever it takes to destroy as much as possible. You get to knock over buildings, swarm cops, take down helicopters, kill superheroes, sting civilians to death. You are bees! You are zombies! You are zombees!

V.20 No.20 | 5/19/2011
Eric Williams ericwphoto.com

Feature

Do It Yourself, Honey

Urban farmers take living well into their own hands

A colony of 80,000 bees holds enough sting to kill youactually, it holds enough to kill about 80 of you. But sitting a few feet away from a hive that’s nearly as tall as she is, Chantal Foster is unfazed as yellow-and-black honeybees whiz by on a pollen-fueled highway. Maybe it’s because, with rare exception, the potentially deadly flying insects seem to have no interest in her. The bees are on a mission, and it’s about getting frisky with flowers, not ferocious with humans.

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V.19 No.52 | 12/30/2010
The sleeper story of the year: Corn pesticide kills bees.

Year in Review: Food

The Year in Food

Farm laws and spilled secrets

Some will argue that 2010 was the year homemade sausage finally came of age, or the year the school garden movement exploded. Others will remember 2010 as the year KFC's Double Down sandwich made its glorious debut. With so many food preferences and priorities, you can hardly make an end-of-year food list to please everyone, so let’s start with what the people think. Some of them, anyway.

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news

The Daily Word 10.07.10: Honeybees, thin women, the Danube

Need a job? The city needs bus drivers.

A teen with a machete gets the Taser treatment from APD.

A lawyer in Mississippi was thrown in jail for not saying the Pledge of Allegiance.

Year 10 of war in Afghanistan.

Soldiers and scientists may have figured out what's killing the honeybees.

A bill to help banks snuck through the Senate with no debate.

Very thin women make way more money.

Why does everyone hate the weather so much?

A Pakistani diplomat says President Obama exaggerated the terror threat to Europe.

Hispanics will likely vote Democrat this year.

Forbes named the first lady the most powerful woman in the world.

Toxic red sludge reached the mighty Danube in Hungary.

Westerly weed.

Got to read books by Mario Vargas Llosa. He just won the Nobel for literature.

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