V.22 No.40 |
The Daily Word in Dayton's immigrants, the mayoral election and randy tarantulas
While the government shutdown still looms, Congress is questioning whether the debt ceiling will be increased and ponders the likelihood of a default.
Al Qaeda fugitive Abu Anas al-Libi was captured in Libya over the weekend and is being held on the U.S.S. San Antonio in the Mediterranean Sea before being taken to New York to be prosecuted.
“World's first flexible OLED [organic light-emitting diode] panel for smartphones"? LG corners the market on curved screens and such.
Dayton, Ohio sees improvements in its economy by lending help to people immigrating to the US.
After an anti-abortion group was accused of picketing a doctor's house in Bernalillo County, the county commissioners are looking into an anti-picketing ordinance to prevent this from happening again.
Jerry Chavez is accused of stabbing his estranged wife to death while his two boys, ages 6 and 12, witnessed the crime. Though his friends have stated that he is a good, Christian man and “would never kill anyone.”
With the mayoral election happening tomorrow, the question remains: Will there be a runoff?
V.22 No.39 |
The Daily Word in moon poop, the world's top brand and the "Breaking Bad" finale
A partial government shutdown sounds serious, no? So, USA Today has answered some important questions as to what that entails.
A business jet crashed into a Santa Monica Airport hangar on Sunday leaving no survivors. Officials aren't quite sure how many people were onboard.
What kind of world is this when computers beat out soda pop for top brand?
Excuse me, Mr. Whac-A-Mole, I think your warehouse is on fire.
It's no secret that astronauts have left behind some sort of memento to commemorate their time on the moon, but who knew it'd be something so personal?
Are you one of those people that never eats food past its expiration date? Here are a few tips to gauge whether you're throwing away perfectly good food.
Santa Fe's Heavenly Boutique is back open after the FBI raided it last week and found 7,300 mg of Oxycodone, a prescription pain medicine.
Anthony Bourdain likes New Mexico's green chile best!
V.22 No.35 |
The Daily Word in hot schools in the Midwest, California's Rim Fire and lava lamps
Congress and the White House are still trying to decide whether or not to launch a limited military strike against Syria for using chemical weapons on civilians last month.
One-year-old Antiq Hennis was shot in the head and killed Sunday night in Brooklyn, NY. According to sources, the bullet was meant for this father, Anthony Hennis.
For those who are taking a break this Labor Day and reading Fifty Shades of Grey, the two main stars of the movie adaptation were announced.
California's Rim Fire is still raging, and many fear for the lives of the cattle that graze those lands.
It's getting hot in here, so can I please go home?
The search still continues for missing firefighter, Token Adams, who went missing on Friday afternoon when he failed to report to his crew at a “pre-planned meeting point” when responding to a fire in the Jemez.
Five people (including two children and a pregnant woman) died this Labor Day weekend in car crashes around the state.
Hey Londoners, go get you some lava lamps. They turn 50 tomorrow!
V.22 No.23 |
The Daily Word in Snowden's "disappearance," Syrian rebels and the Zimmerman trial
Whooping cough claimed 10 children. Could lack of vaccines be a factor?
Where did Edward Snowden go?
The Zimmerman trial for the murder of Trayvon Martin starts today ...
Will the U.S. back Syrian rebels?
The Levi Chavez murder trial starts today as well ...
Ahem ... sir! That golf cart is not free!
New Mexico democrats rally to save federal special ed funding.
Officials say Thompson Ridge fire is 40 percent contained, while Kingston, N.M. has been issued a formal evacuation due to a fire in the Gila National Forest.
Val Midwest is on a photo spree!
V.22 No.21 | 5/23/2013
Cat Power calls U.S. out
Singer/songwriter says she’s leaving America on Instagram rant
Leave it to your trusty copy editor to place blame on the blameless. Cat Power, aka Chan Marshall, released a statement/rant on her Instagram page (with the Statue of Liberty as the backdrop), criticizing the state of America and claiming she’s leaving the country until things change. In the public statement, she claims the illusion of liberty has become a symbolism of entrapment, fostering hope in Americans in an effort to make them prisoners of false ideas. In the all-caps statement—chill out gurl; you don’t gotta yell—she claims that the powers that be have used said symbolism “AS FALSE CURRENCY TO RAPE THIS EARTH WITH IT’S[sic] LIES, PROTECTION OF WEALTH, AND VICIOUS SLAYINGS & INHUMANE PRIVATE CONTRACTED MILITARIES WORLDWIDE FOR DOMINATION ...”
She goes on to demand a tri-partisan government as well as a Native American vote. Preach on, Chan! But like I said, as a copy editor, I can’t help but twitch at the errors, considering it’s my job to make sure that all text entering the public domain is free of grammatical/factual errors so it reads smoothly. Now, I can attest to the fact that when something is written with passion, integrity, and a pressing need to completely reiterate certain feelings without censorship or too much thought, it’s important to throw the rules out the window and say what you gotta say. And I guess Ms. Marshall has ... she even went to the extent of tagging several well-known Twitter users like: Diplo, U2, Dave Chapelle, Madonna, The New York Times and more. Some good words, Chan, but if you need a copy editor, let me know. But then again, I may be making a moot point because a statement like this isn’t just meant to be typed/transcribed, but also meant to be spoken. As Marshall says, “HOW DO YOU FIGHT WITH JUST A WORD IN TEXT, SPEAK IT.”
V.20 No.52 |
The Daily Word in New Years resolutions
11 things to expect in the future.
Turns out God is a woman and she just stabbed her son with a screwdriver.
Americans are getting poorer, unless you're a congressman in which case you're probably a MILLIONAIRE.
I hope there's a giant at my funeral.
Photo gallery of deserted London Christmas morning.
I love the sea dwelling cone snail, their venom can get you high and they eat things alive with utmost decorum.
Whale sperm is not the reason the world's oceans are salty.
German insurance firm rewards top employees — with an orgy.
The Sacramento Bee has an "Crime Q&A" section on their website.
Five reasons not to leave the house on new years eve.
V.20 No.49 |
The Daily Word in a name change for Al Qaeda, government shutdown and no more bookstores
Another government shutdown is looming. (How many times have I written that headline this year?)
Al Qaeda needs a better PR firm.
Ex-Richardson officials appear before grand jury.
Time's person of the year is … sigh.
Government to stop minting $1 coins.
The fifty funniest tweets of 2011.
"If you could rape someone, who would it be?" Asking for a friend.
Listen to Terry Gross make Louis CK cry.
Women should excel from the bedroom to the boardroom, right?
Lady Gaga posed nude for Tony Bennett.
Birthers fly message about Obama's birth certificate over closed dome of football stadium.
Robert Downey Jr. acting venn diagram.
The trailer for Sahsa Baron Cohen's new movie The Dictator is here.
Don't forget the world is supposed to end next month.
Wonder Woman gives herself a breast exam.
John Updike's boyhood home is for sale.
Facebook launches a suicide prevention tool this week.
Longest article I've ever read about pubic hair.
V.20 No.37 | 9/15/2011
U.S. Press Ignores Cartel
Leaked FBI documents indicating a dangerous cartel was setting up shop in the United States were roundly ignored by media.
V.20 No.15 |
The Daily Word: Sugar sugar, gas prices, Kobe Bryant
9 things rich people don't want us to know about taxes.
OK, federal government. What's the plan?
Looks like someone got fat off the financial crisis.
State Supreme Court rules Gov. Martinez overstepped her authority when she ordered two members off the labor board.
The man killed by APD was schizophrenic, says his brother.
Press tries to understand why the mom drove her kids into the Hudson River.
Albuquerque uses its nuisance ordinance to evict people too often, judge says.
Locals find other modes of transport as gas prices spike.
Kobe Bryant ordered to pay $100,000 for uttering a gay slur about a ref.
Is sugar a toxin?
People can't tell the difference between cheap and expensive wines, according to an experiment.
Vice President Biden caught on camera dozing off during Obama's deficit speech.
Oregon House Rickrolls an entire session.
V.20 No.14 |
The Daily Word: Government shutdown, another earthquake,
Student says Cibola told her: You're either a boy or a girl, so no pantsuit at graduation.
See video of a San Juan County sheriff's deputy beating a guy in the head with his flashlight.
Another quake hits Japan.
President Obama says there won't be a government shutdown.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says it's going to happen.
What it would mean to you.
If the government does shut down, Congress will still be paid as usual.
The Recording Academy will no longer offer a Grammy for Native American music.
Land Comish Powell returned White Peak to the nature-loving and -hunting public.
16 campus security officers (called "narcs" at my ABQ high school) were slashed from the APS budget.
Read an interview with the journalist who was captured and then released in Libya.
Can we blame Britain for everything?
Alec Baldwin says "30 Rock" ends next year.
A history of stoner movies.
V.19 No.15 | 4/15/2010
The Barrio Land Grab
Alibi’s Ilene Style reports from her volunteer mission in South America
The volunteer work I do here is in a barrio of Lima called Villa el Salvador. It is the largest shantytown development in this city with slightly fewer than 400,000 residents. It’s received many accolades and is considered a model of urban social development in Latin America. But sometimes it’s difficult for me to believe that when I am there. I have attached some photos of people's homes.
Villa el Salvador was started in 1971 when a group of 200 poor families living in inner-city Lima slums decided to "invade" a tract of desert land on the outskirts of the city. In less than two days, 9,000 people joined them.
The government reacted violently to the land grab, sending in troops to evict the invaders. After several people were killed in the standoff, the government tried to resolve the conflict peacefully and offered the families a massive plot of land 12 miles further south of metropolitan Lima. The land was on a large sand dune and had no water, electricity, sewers or access roads. Nearly 7,000 families relocated there in May 1971, and Villa el Salvador was born. It was officially incorporated as a district of Lima in 1983. All the residents there own their land (which was given to them by the government) and live in houses built by their own means.
Years of protests by residents have resulted in running water, electricity and even some paved roads in the more established sectors of Villa el Salvador. In newer sectors, water can be purchased from a "water truck," which comes twice a week to fill whatever type of water container the homeowner provides. However, in some of the newest sectors, many of the homes have no running water, no electricity and dirt floors. The houses are made of such flimsy material that it looks like the walls would collapse from a mere gust of wind.
These are the homes of the people that I visit weekly.
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