Sunday, Apr 3: Pickleball Clinic
The Daily Word in Nevada shootings, online health care woes and the zombie obsession
President Obama will give a talk today addressing problems people have been having with HeathCare.gov, a new health care website that allows people to compare insurance rates, understand health care laws and more.
A lawyer for a Roma couple accused of kidnapping a little girl in Greece says that the couple adopted her from her birth mother, though they still haven't located said mother for verification.
Hurricane Raymond is getting stronger.
There was a shooting at Sparks Middle School in Nevada this morning. Police say the suspect was “neutralized,” though it's not clear how many were shot, but the children were evacuated to the nearby high school.
There was another shooting in Nevada this morning, though this one was at a Las Vegas casino, in which one person was pronounced dead and two were wounded. Police say the suspect is in custody.
Joseph Sandoval, 50, was killed on Saturday after being struck by a Rail Runner train that was headed north to Santa Fe. Police are still trying to figure out why Sandoval was near the tracks.
Scott Chandler, owner of Tierra Blanca Ranch, spoke to Matt Lauer on "The TODAY Show" about the allegations of abuse and the Amber Alert for nine missing kids last week.
You think UNM has a solution to the national debt?
Are zombies holding America's imagination hostage?
Go ahead, scratch it
The Daily Word in BP appeals case, Roswell and Google Doodle and superhero villains
BP Lawyer cites "irreparable injustices" in how settlement payments are being handled.
Officials probe why a jet that crash landed in San Francisco was flying too slow before it hit the runway.
Authorities search for 40 missing people after a train blast in Quebec town that killed five.
Michael Allen speaks out in speculation over whether Albuquerque police could have spared his brother, Vincent Wood, who was shot multiple times on Friday night.
Albuquerque remembers Austin Hudson-LaPore.
Google Doodle and Roswell? Oh, we're there!
City planners want to make Central a little snazzier! Neon signs anyone?
The Daily Word 2.14.11: train wreck, giant object in space[ Tue Feb 15 2011 11:04 AM ]
Train hits car in Los Lunas.
Some say firefighter helmet stickers diss Mayor Berry.
Bad music parties on the rise. Oh, I’m sorry, I meant raves.
Super computer plays “Jeopardy” but then shuts down life support systems, wiping out entire crew.
Grandma serves as surrogate for her own grandson.
Iranian lawmakers call for execution of protestors. No fun.
Woman remains dead in cubicle for over a day without anyone noticing.
Evidence mounts that there is a giant object at the end of the solar system.
Happy birthday, Galileo.
Eat more fiber, die less.
Rowdy’s Dream Blog #159: Model Train
I dissuade my brother from including a car filled with BBs in his model train set because I have heard if it wrecks it will smell bad. "Then what can I haul?" he asks. "How about lavender?" I offer. "Do you see how your adult concerns can spoil a favorite childhood activity?" he asks me.
Track Marks: No Peeking
As an avid fan of all things smart-assy, I’ve found myself reading Gawker as of late. (Admitting this is somewhat painful because I truly don’t care about Lindsay Lohan’s latest jail sentence but the barbs are just so damn good I can’t help myself.)
Of Gawker’s many writers, Adrian Chen is just my kind of wise-ass. So yesterday, when I read that some site I’d never heard of called 4chan was publishing his personal info I got curious about the site, but not enough to look it up. Today it seems that users of the site actually shut Gawker down for awhile, though it still came through in RSS without pictures and Gawker’s Twitter feed was just fine.
The curiosity got to me and I tried to go to 4chan to see what it was. No dice, as I was on the Rail Runner’s internet connection. This message came through: Based on your corporate access policies, access to this web site ( http://4chan.org/ ) has been blocked because the web category "Adult/Sexually Explicit" is not allowed.
No porn on the train I guess. In the past I’ve also noticed that Pirate Bay is blocked as well. Guess the New Mexico Department of Transportation doesn’t want you torrenting or looking at dirty pictures. Bummer.
Anyway, I finally made it to the Alibi offices, where apparently I can look at all the porn I want and finally got 4chan to load. Holy ‘90s Batman. I haven’t seen a message board like this since high school, when I decided the internet wasn’t for me.
Adrian Chen, I have new respect for you. Not only are you hilarious, but you figured this site out, which means you’re a super nerd too!
The Daily Word 7.19.10: Roman Polanski, Bubble Lounge Shooting and Sandia Man Cave
China uses more energy than the USA.
60 are dead in an Indian train smash.
“He awoke to a man slashing his neck with a knife.”
Roman Polanski went to the Montreux Jazz Festival; he had to because his wife was playing there.
When beavers attack.
Here are ten ways to scam the elderly. For ten more, send $10 to nickbrown c/o the Alibi.
Tiny hotel rooms are fun.
If you have to write a report on sea serpents, you should just copy this one.
Read a letter from Tesla about his Death Ray.
Paris Hilton keeps having pot in her purse.
Mad Mel might migrate; his Malibu mansion is on the market for millions.
A man was shot outside the Bubble Lounge at 6th and Central.
Matthew Dykes fell near the Sandia Man Cave.
Deranged and toothless, Harold Romero has escaped from a Belen mental facility. So, you know. Unlock your doors. Make pudding.
Don't take a gun to a knife fight, or a garage sale.
Happy birthday, Max Fleischer!