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V.21 No.13 | 3/29/2012

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The real truth about pink slime in N.M. schools

A couple days ago, I stumbled on a story in a Daily Word that said as of July, the state’s public schools would no longer be receiving meat products containing lean finely textured beef. (That’s pink slime.)

That begs the question: Which local districts or schools have been eating the stuff?

Turns out, the state doesn’t know because the USDA didn’t say, according to Matt Kennicott, spokesperson for the Human Services Department.

A 60-pound shipment of beef could contain between 0 and 6 pounds of pink slime. That’s all the information that’s available. The substance is safe for consumption and has no associated health risks, says Kennicott. But since articles began appearing and the term became an Internet meme, the USDA is allowing school distributors to reject pink slime starting in July. Food costs won’t increase, he adds.

No questions were raised previously with the state about what was in school lunches, he says. But it’s likely the USDA will take a closer look at ingredients given the backlash. “And we’ll monitor what we receive,” Kennicott says.

V.21 No.12 |

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The Daily Word in Angry Birds, hacktivists and arty nip slips

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21 states—not N.M.— have stand-your-ground laws. In Florida, that law prevents the man who killed a teen from being arrested.

Islamic extremist shot in the head by French police after a gunfight.

President Obama stops in Lea County to talk about how he digs oil companies.

Timsanity

Survey says Americans think politicians are talking about religion too much.

Our own Rep. Steve Pearce pushes a national bill that would require drug testing for everyone receiving food stamps or unemployment benefits.

Three supermarket chains say no to pink slime.

Hacktivists steal more data than criminals.

Chase results in APD-involved shooting on Laguna land.

Romney's campaign is like an Etch A Sketch.

NASA helps Angry Birds developers understand space physics.

A regularly updated database of all the nipples on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Being bilingual makes you smarter.

Pianist covers all of Mastodon's metal concept album Leviathan.

Freestyle dough acrobatics at the World Pizza Games.

Why are there loud booms every night in Clintonville?

Doctor Who's next companion.

Never mind a dog. Get yourself a fox.

V.21 No.11 |

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The Daily Word where you can get fired for wearing an orange shirt, worry about blood-cashews and enjoy some pig testicle tacos

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Mitt Romney wins the Illinois Republican Primary while in turnout in Chicago was the lowest in city history.

Japan threatens to shoot down North Korean rocket if it gets too close.

"That's a big lava lamp, congratulations."

Pink slime to be removed from NM public school lunches by July.

Is it cruel and unusual to sentence a 14-year-old to life without the possibility of parole?

I've been to Tennessee and this anti-science Monkey Bill recently passed seems about right.

Religious exemptions for childhood vaccinations will doom us all.

Now you've got to worry about blood-cashews.

Nokia patents text-message tattoos.

Four guys walk into an Australian bar, order fancy drinks, then parachute off the roof without paying.

Blood Urine Man wins top prize at the Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts competition.

In Florida, wearing an orange shirt is a fireable offense.

$200 for a cup of organic green tea grown in panda crap? I'll take two!

Pfizer's recipe for pig testicle tacos sounds positively delicious.

The women of "Mad Men" supercut.

How to tell if you're being monitored at work.

Photos from Frida Kahlo's private collection are on display.

Sigh, another reason to hate The Phantom Menace.

Happy Birthday James Coco!!!

V.21 No.11 | 3/15/2012

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The Daily Word in pink slime, Taos pipe bomb, Tea Party tussle

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Electrical problems in the Heights cause evacuations.

Ex-Pakistani soldier digs into bin Laden’s death.

Pipe bomb found in Taos.

World leaders attempt to investigate possible nuclear research site in Iran.

USDA buying 7 million pounds of “pink slime” to make hamburgers for school lunches.

220 mph-plus trains coming to California?

Limbaugh losing advertisers.

Steampunk junk that’ll get you drunk.

Tea Party-related brawl in Rio Rancho.

James Cameron is sinking—on purpose.

More Nazis in a neighborhood near you.

Swedish teenager attacks a car with a sword.

Whitney Houston leaves entire will to her daughter.

British man raises a fit because he wasn’t allowed to wear capri pants in a swimming pool.

V.21 No.5 | 2/2/2012

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The Daily Word in pink slime, cinnamon challenges and alien brain hemorrhage cocktails

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GOP hopeful Newt Gingrich sued for using the Rocky III theme song during rallies.

A principal is on leave after voluntarily watching some students take the “cinnamon challenge.”

NBC decides to do away with a Fear Factor episode where contestants drink cups of donkey semen.

Burmese pythons are wreaking havoc on the mammal population in the Everglades.

McDonald’s promises to stop using the “pink slime” additive in its food.

Congratulations! You’ve been admitted to Vassar College ... just kidding!

Have you ever wondered how to make an alien brain hemorrhage cocktail?

This week in pictures? A 198-pound tumor.

Drive your diligent coworkers to drink with this annoying dog application.

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange plans to take servers to the open waters.

Happy Birthday, Justin Timberlake!

Thanks to Tom Nayder and Carl Petersen for some of today’s links.