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V.23 No.15 | 4/10/2014
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Crib Notes

Crib Notes: April 10, 2014

What do you know about this week’s New Mexico news? From a lesbian couple’s lawsuit against a local photo studio to happenings at LANL, test your savvy with our weekly pop quiz.
V.23 No.13 |

news

The Daily Word in Harvard Library's human flesh collection, more police shootings and Trinity test downwinders

The Daily Word

It's Wednesday, April 2

and there's been another police shooting in Albuquerque, although this time it was the US Marshals and not APD,

a former Albuquerque policeman who was fired in 2011 after kicking a prone suspect "repeatedly" in the head would like his job back,

and family members of civilians exposed to radiation from the Trinity test are getting ready to protest at the bomb site's annual opening.

Meanwhile, Chile has been rocked by a deadly earthquake,

the Supreme Court struck down even more campaign finance limitations,

the latest Facebook scare campaign is claiming that kids are smoking coffee to get high; this guy tried it and says it sucks,

and Harvard's library discovered that at least three of their books have bindings of human flesh, one of which belonged to a man who was flayed alive.

Have a good day!

V.23 No.11 |

news

The Daily Word in one-star reviews, Christopher Walken's spectacular dancing and strange plumes in the New Mexico sky

The Daily Word

It's Wednesday morning,

and a strange plume flashed across radar near the Trinity nuclear test site and nobody knows what it means,

APD will soon elaborate on how their use of "less than lethal force" still managed to kill a man in the Sandia foothills,

Assistant city attorney Greg Wheeler advises that you not pay parking tickets issued by private parking lots, while private parking lot owners advise that you not listen to Greg Wheeler,

Albuquerque's own Supper Truck is getting national attention for responding to a negative review in an adorable way

San Francisco has rounded up a crack troop of firefighting goats,

and Christopher Walken just keeps dancing and dancing.

V.23 No.8 |

news

The Daily Word in the Bitcoin blues, WTF WIPP and lizard rampages

The Daily Word

There's more proof that walking your dog can be good for you: a couple found $10 million in rare gold coins while taking Fido out for a stroll.

Meanwhile, in Florida, four foot long lizards are invading the swamps and eating up all the native animals because of course they are. It's Florida.

The CEO of the world's largest Bitcoin exchange asks you not to contact his employees with questions about where your money is because "they have been instructed not to give any response or information." Sounds legit.

San Francisco hates Google and San Francisco bar patrons hate Google Glass.

Oh hey, WIPP. WIPP is still leaking radioactivity, but DOE officials would like you to know everything is just fine. Really, man. They got this. You don't need to worry your pretty little head about it at all.

Former Navy Seals hired to protect a ship got so bored waiting for pirates to show up that they decided to kill themselves with heroin.

V.22 No.38 | 9/19/2013

Arts Feature

We Are All Going to Die In a Fiery Nuclear Accident

Fast Food Nation author Eric Schlosser, his new book Command and Control and Albuquerque’s aging nuclear arsenal

Author Eric Schlosser on the aging stockpile of nuclear weapons stored right here, in our city, where we live.
V.22 No.31 | 8/1/2013
Author James Reich in Heritage Park
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Arts Interview

Dropping a Bombshell

Thriller author explodes nuclear tourism and genre archetypes

Author James Reich reveals the friction and fission at the nuclear heart of his new novel.
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V.21 No.13 | 3/29/2012

Ortiz y Pino

Playing With Nuclear Fire

We have just passed the anniversary of the Fukushima cataclysm, but in its aftermath, the issues it raises about nuclear safety have only drawn minor attention from national press and the energy czars who set U.S. policy.
V.20 No.26 | 6/30/2011

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LANL: Nuclear material not in danger from wildfire

UPDATE 2:30 p.m.: The town of Los Alamos is being evacuated.

Lab officials assured that radioactive materials are being protected from the almost 50,000-acre Las Conchas fire.

The fire has closed in on Los Alamos National Laboratory property—within a mile—but hasn’t reached the lab yet.

Spokesperson Kevin Roark said in an interview with the Alibi that there are a variety of nuclear facilities at LANL and several metric tons of uranium, plutonium, americium and others. These materials are kept in the most secure facilities at the lab, he said—deep inside vaults within concrete and steel buildings. “There is no threat from wildland fires,” he said.

During the Cerro Grande fire eleven years ago, the blaze ate up 7,500 acres of LANL property, Roark added, and there was no release of nuclear or hazardous material.

The Cerro Grande fire raged for more than a month in 2000, burned Bandelier National Monument and left 400 people in Los Alamos without homes.

There were concerns after the fire about the airborne release of contaminants, but Roark says monitoring showed that Cerro Grande was no more or less radioactive than any forest fire. Read a full assessment of the aftermath by the Concerned Citizens for Nuclear Safety and the Nuclear Policy Project.

The fire also caused erosion and runoff, and contaminants threatened the Rio Grande. But Roark assures: “There were not appreciable levels of radioactivity in the runoff.” After the Cerro Grande fire, LANL installed structures to prevent heavy runoff in the future, he added.

Comparing the two fires to try and predict impact is highly speculative, he pointed out. “The [Las Conchas] fire has not reached lab property.”

V.20 No.12 |

NEWS

The Daily Word 3.26.11: No confidence vote for Stephen Harper; marionettes; The Beardpick Challenge; TMZ style Gandhi revelation

The Daily Word

Geraldine Ferraro is dead.

Elizabeth Taylor lives on in pictures.

Parliament has voted no confidence in Canada's conservative govt. Here's how that works.

Bill Maher has found the perfect anti-Obama GOP presidential candidate and his name is Karab Amabo.

The FBI still doesn't know who was behind the anthrax-letters in 2001.

Sucker Punch: the newest worst-movie ever. Movie review.

Police in Texas took a woman into custody for driving without a license. The cops left her two year old kid behind in the car.

Brett Michaels claims his stroke was caused by a Spinal Tap styled stage mishap. AND he's suing over it. W/ video!

Gandhi was in love with a German bodybuilder named Hermann.

"Where there's smoke, there's fried chicken." Latest Rio Grande Sun Police Blotter.

Two guys in Mississippi got into a shootout over dog shit.

Get a %25 discount at a Santa Fe smoke shop if your pic... uh, mugshot, appears in the "Jailbyrd" free newspaper.

Some of the rebel forces battling Gaddafi are affiliated with Al Qaida....

Radioactive sea; CNN's Nancy Grace argues with a weatherman about "made in Japan" radiation coming to the U.S.

The Beardpick Challenge.

The Internet Archive has a great collection of films, including these Civil Defense films with marionettes.

On this day in 1885, the Second Louis Riel Rebellion began at Duck Lake in Saskatchewan, Canada.



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