The Daily Word in the Keystone XL pipeline, the Mac's birthday and catching a Goodfella
Wow, the Mac is 30?
According to FBI, Vinny Asaro has been caught in connection with the Lufthansa heist.
The debate heats up over whether to end the life of a pregnant woman in Texas who has been declared brain dead.
Could the Keystone XL pipeline bring on a new frontier in our nation's environmental politics?
Synthia Varela-Casaus pleads not guilty after being accused of kicking her 9-year-old son to death.
A former employee of Redflex, a company that manufactures red light cameras, says they paid hefty bribes to score deals in several cities in the US, including cities in New Mexico.
This flu season sees more hospitalization rates than usual.
A man in Florida has been arrested after trying to perform an exorcism on his “demon” son and then violently resisting arrest.
Under the Big Eyes
As the city plays a game of red light, green light with intersection cameras, voters will have their say during the Tuesday, Oct. 4 elections. Public opinion will be taken into account, but in the end the fate of the red-light cameras rests with the City Council. The vote will be considered “advisory,” yet councilors will be hard-pressed to ignore your advice.
A contract with Arizona-based Redflex expired in Oct. 2010, and we thought they were gone. No such luck. A month later Mayor Richard Berry reinstated red-light cameras at 14 intersections throughout the city. Not only do the cameras catch you red-handed, estimates say that an additional $370,000 was needed in tax money to keep the program in place. On average, 73 citations are issued per month and make up one-third of the city’s moving violation tickets. Data from 2010 put the intersection at Central and Coors as the clear frontrunner, with 3,036 citations issued between January and August. Add that to 4,385 citations at the same intersection in 2009. Fines are $75 and can be paid by mail or online. The question of whether to keep the system in place goes to Albuquerque voters on Oct. 4. For more on these robocop cameras: 1.usa.gov/abqredlightcameras. (EK)
The Daily Word with AIDS Cures, North Pole Takeovers, Kids Named “Like”
Iran is building missle launch bases in Venezuela.
The HIV “immunity gene” may have cured this 45-year-old man of AIDS.
Mitt Romney raises a cool $10 million in eight hours for his presidential campaign.
Get the hell out, Santa; Denmark plans to claim the North Pole.
A California bill could allow parents to edit their children’s Facebook pages.
...And this Facebook-addicted couple names their baby “Like.” Wow.
There are other ways to show your best friend you care instead of decapitating him with a chainsaw
Seth MacFarlane plans to reboot “The Flinstones.”
Arnold Schwarzenegger admits to fathering a child with his household staffer.
Albuquerque City Council took no action to extend a red light camera contract with Redflex.
Let’s all mourn the death of the world’s oldest panda. She was 34!