Death Penalty Bill Stalled
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!
The Daily Word in Amanda Knox, a car theft ring and those poor penguins
The penguin population in Punta Tombo is dropping due to climate change.
A Catholic Diocese in Montana is filing for bankruptcy protection in the wake of proposed settlements for lawsuits claiming the clergy sexually abused hundreds of people over a period of decades.
Amanda Knox ain't gonna “go willingly.”
Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the man accused of being responsible for the Boston Marathon bombing.
Police may have cracked one of the biggest auto theft rings in Albuquerque history.
Russell Glanton has been accused of touching a girl inappropriately; the gymnastics community is left flabbergasted.
The Department of Corrections is reviewing its options concerning men behind bars being able to marry and father children while being locked up.
A Pizza Hut employee was arrested for spitting on a cop's pizza pie. Revenge never tasted so yucky.
The Daily Word in Kenya's mall siege, the McCluskey trial and Viagra mishaps
“Breaking Bad” took home the big prize last night.
A hearing today for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is aiming to decide whether prosecutors will seek capital punishment for the Boston marathon bombing, since the state of Massachusetts does not have a death penalty.
A body found on Saturday evening in western New Mexico is believed to be an 83-year-old man by the name of Howard Bassett who went missing a week ago during a flood in Mogollon, but authorities haven't confirmed the identity.
The prosecution is scheduled to wrap up their case today in the trial of John McCluskey, who is accused of killing an Oklahoma couple in 2010.
Just some highlights from Albuquerque's mayoral debate, which was televised last night. The election happens on Oct. 8, so don't forget to cast your votes.
Let it be known that if you take too much Viagra, bad things can happen.
The Daily Word in Troy Davis, Edupunk and Corrales' chicken mayor
World reacts angrily to the execution of Troy Davis in Georgia last night.
Ron Paul's supporters are scared of N.M.'s ex-Gov. Gary Johnson, who's in tonight's national debate.
Dog? Horse? Donkey? Chicken? Who will be Corrales' mayor?
Urban farm in Downtown Albuquerque on Second Street and Silver.
Meet TV's fact-checkers.
Images of the satellite that's falling to Earth.
Parking meter wasteland.
Universities seek students with cash money.
Edupunk: A guide to a free online education.
Man builds lady cave to sleep in. (NSFW if your work sux.)
One Million Moms seeks to halt Schweddy Balls.
The Daily Word 8.12.11: debate over Republican debate, blanket octopus and the fluctuating Dow Jones.
Plus, kid spends a long time under water and doesn't drown.
Dow Jones sets a record by moving at least 400 points for four consecutive days.
The Pentagon releases names of the 38 people who were in the military transport helicopter shot down by the Taliban last Saturday.
Cleveland serial killer sentenced to the death penalty.
A twelve-year-old rescued off the coast of Washington spent approximately 15 minutes under water and is alive and speaking.
Why we don't stand up and fight back in the U.S.
London teen who predicted riots predicts more.
Security forces open fire on Syrian protestors; killed 11 earlier.
Hawaiian boy catches rare and weird-looking blanket octopus.
The Oatmeal's Minor Differences Part 4, including how American accents sound to the British.
The Daily Word with Rare Earth Minerals, A Groundbreaking Tampon Ad and a 100-Mile-Wide Dust Storm
President Obama and Texas Governor Rick Perry at odds over scheduled execution of a Mexican national.
Al-Qaida linked terrorist secretly brought to New York to stand trial.
Not many problems with illegal fireworks this year.
Roadwork on the west side begins today.
South Korea will host the 2018 Winter Olympics.
Did illegal immigrants cause a 100-mile-wide dust storm in Phoenix???
Biker dies from head injury while protesting helmet laws in New York.
The Anti-PowerPoint Party is Switzerland's newest political party. Can you guess what their agenda is?
New study shows environmental factors play a more important role in causing autism.
Behold, a landmark American tampon ad.
Ad for the new Kevin James movie digitally inserted into 2007 rerun of How I Met Your Mother.
Man tries to escape prison in his wife's suitcase.
Japan discovers huge deposit of rare earth minerals.
Top 10 cosmic album covers.
Monkey steals camera, takes the greatest self portrait ever.
Man sues to get his porn in prison.
The first cyborg horror story is 1834's The Steam Arm.
Your July financial to-do list.
McDonald's is test marketing an English Pub Burger.
Largest ever marsupial fossil discovered in Australia.
Playing Chicken With Millions
Senators battled as the final moments of the 2011 legislative session ticked away
If an eye for an eye makes everyone blind, a bill for a bill leaves our roads messed up and our senior centers unfunded.
During the legislative session, most measures are passed in the final days, hours and even minutes. As the clock wound down on Saturday, March 19, lawmakers threw a wrench in the works to force one of the governor’s priorities through. But it didn’t work, and in the end, Gov. Susana Martinez’ “social promotion” education bill got left behind—and so did millions for improvements around the state.
Bills That Make You Go, “Hmm ... ”
The 2011 Legislature has convened and is moving sluggishly forward. It’s the 60-day version this year, which usually means that more than the budget gets passed. This is the time when controversial policy issues take center stage.